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walk in groups and report suspicious activity to police. new this morning, a teenager is dead after a car barreled into a long island home. the house in west babylon is covered in cracks from that violent impact. look at that. officers got the 911 call just before 9:00 last night. an out of control nissan hit a telephone pole before barreling into the house on little east neck roefd. four people in the vek were rushed to the hospital with injuries. one was a 17-year-old girl. she died. two others are being treated for serious injuries. the 19-year-old driver had minor injuries and was treated and released. and new this morning, a minor collision between two southwest airline planes at oakland international airport. the airline says it happened while one of the planes was being pushed back from the gate. pictures posted online show some of the damage. no one was hurt. but we're told both planes were taken out of service for a maintenance check. that's not something you want to
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see out the window. coming up on 5:04. time for a check of weather and traffic on the 4s. chris, it's really going to be a last reminder of summer this week. >> 90 or better certainly within reach. we started off with a high of 90 yesterday. hazy, warm, muggy morning out there. another hot day. highs in the low 90s. a few isolated thunderstorms can't be ruled out, especially to the wefs and northwest of the city. most places will be rain-free. it breaks down like this. a muggy morning with hazy sun and clouds. 77 degrees. forecast temperature in the early morning. heading into the evening commute, we're looking more in the way of clouds, could be a stray thunderstorm again. best chance north and west. the temperatures still at that point offering around a sticky 90 degrees. let's find out about the commute at 5:05. >> no big problems on the subways. everything looks fine with the buses. we have a few detoured. the b 39, 45, m 50 and q 32.
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everything else is running on schedule this morning. same with your commuter checklist. not a bad start for your monday morning ride and alternate side meter rules in effect. >> more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> thank you very much. it's 5:05. police are investigating a deadly dispute between a landlord and his tenant in has brook heights. he's accused of shooting and killing a man who was renting an apartment in his home. the victim in the back of the house. the 80-year-old was found with a .38 caliber handgun. it's not clear what caused the violence and neighbors are shocked there. >> supposedly the gentleman who was killed was going to have a really hard time relocating. there was a confrontation between the two of them. the police were here, i think, a few days ago prior to this. >> the 83-year-old suspect was the one who called about the shooting. he was charged with aggravated manslaughter. happening today, friends and family will celebrate the life
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of a virginia photojournalist gunned down last week during a live report. ward's family is encouraging people to wear the colors of his alma materers. they're asking for donations to scholarship funds in his name instead of flowers. the bright lights of one of broadway's rising stars have gone out. >> to21-year-old kyle jean-baptiste fell from a fourth floor fire escape and died this weekend. friends and fellow actors plan a memorial today in central park near bethesda fountain at 2:00 p.m. jean-baptiste recently made history as the youngest and first african-american to play the leading role of jean valjean in less miserables on broadway.
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>> we're fortunate to have everyone going through a collective grief. >> it's so shocking to have this happen to someone who had so much ahead of him. his future was very bright. >> the actor who played jean valjean yesterday in the performance honored jean-baptiste by wearing a black arm band in the final scene. the deflategate saga returns to a manhattan courtroom. judge ordered both brady and goodell to return to court today. brady appealing that four-game suspension doled out by the league in his football scandal. the federal judge could possibly make a ruling today. but the judge does have until friday and no matter who he rules with in favor of, an appeal is expected. today, fans will pack flushing, queens, the u.s. open returns. this year they'll flock to see their favorite tennis stars and the stadium, of course. "today in new york's" katherine creag is there right now. kat, good morning. >> reporter: darlene, good
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morning. this is one of those great places. you can get fairly close to the players. basically from previous experience, not that i'm talking anyone, you hang out outside of the stadiums and you wait for the players to show up and they do. they'll stop, get an autograph, you can stop and take pictures. usually for the most part, they're cooperative and pretty nice. you have to be on the lookout for this player. serena williams, the favorite to win the women's title. a victory would mean the first female singles player winning a grand slam in more than 20 years. maria sharapova iu out because of an injury. serena talked about winning this year. it is already on her mind. she met with reporters and said this. >> i always dreamed of playing the grand slam. again, it was just a dream. i never thought i would be close to doing something like that. >> reporter: and just getting here, something to keep in mind.
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there's already a lot of construction going on. a retractible roof is being built. it will be ready in 2016. there's construction happening now. just driving around here. some of the roads are off limits. darlene, speaking of roads, travel is always an issue. there are some mets games at citi field this week. grand ce ral parkway will be a parking lot. the 7 train, mass transit is always the best option. the 7 train drops you off here. i'll be here with my tent children on thursday. we'll take the subway. i will be having a nervous breakdown but it's always fun here. we'll talk to you about what's going on for the kids here. you don't have to go to an actual match. lots to do. >> let's be he ,t kat has three kids and she's never out of her mind and she's the most calm mom i've ever seen. >> if anyone can do it, kat can. >> thank you. >> three kids. just ahead, trouble at the top with f. what new poll numbers revealed about the race for the white house. a piece of history.
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it's 5:13. four things to know this morning. the fdny says everything is back up and running after the department's computer dispatch stem went down last night. for a short time, dispatchers had to take down information with pen and paper. this happened beryre. the last time in november of last year. today, blue bell ice cream returns to store shelves after a recall over listeria. the company pulled all of its products from the stores back in april. tonight, governor christie makes his first late night appearance since announcing his run for president. he'll be on "the tonight show" starring jimmy fallon tonight at 11:35 on nbc 4. people in florida bracing for a lot of rain from the
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remnants of tropical storm erika. people in tampa preparing to get several inches of ra in. as chris says, too much of a good thing at one time. >> that much causes lots of problems. chris, good morning. >> closer to home, what's evolving ev thiving. perhaps another heat wave. wee. started out at 90. will we get there today? it's hotter and more humid today. isolated thunderstorm probability. the heat should persist for most of the week. if we don't hit 90, it will be around this. pollen reporo, a lot out there. weed pollen is very high. ragweed is moderate. mold spore count is high. several reasons for itchy eyes and watery nose. 68 in delaware water gap. 67 franklin. these are the coolest numbers you'll find. again, with that the humidity is high. mid-70s with high humidity this morning. very sticky. that's what we have in and around the city.
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across long island and down the jersey shore. we have clouds drifting up from the south. couple of isolated showers. these stay offshore. there's going to be a system pressing down from the north. that's going to channel in a southwest wind this afternoon. that's going to bring us more heat and humidity. it's a late summer setup for bermuda high effect. it's going to happen in june and july. it's late august. high pressure drops anchor around bermuda. we get that circulation that brings in that broad southwesterly flow of air. a heat wave anticipated through at least thursday before a front finally starts to cool things on down. future tracker shows not a lot going on. we've got clouds, ye > yia fair amount of them. dim sunshine throughout th day. a couple of isolated showers pop up. by 8:00, once the sun goes down, they're gone. we need the sun for the fuel to percolate those storms. tomorrow morning starts out quiet. we see more sunshine tomorrow. temperatures around 90 or so. no thunderstorm or shower threat tomorrow as well. thursday, the same scenario.
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looks like the best chance for it ybe cooling things down is friday into the weekend. 92 the expected high. the city 94. chappaqu wha, mt. kisco around 90. we h i ave a land breeze, not a sea breeze for today. tomorrow we may get into a sea bree e that will help to cool things off. mets got back on the winning track. phils in town. high humidity and 90 degrees. there will be a lot of sweating going on out there. 92 today, 91 tomorrow. it's dry in terms of not dealing with anyysain tuesday, wednesday, thursday and probably even friday. at least back to the middle 80s and slightly lower humidity by saturday and sunday. emily west is here to find out about the commute. >> we need to head to connecticut. there are big problems from an earlier tractor-trailer fire. that has to be off-loaded cleared. it is cleared. this is the backup right near 110. traffic is stuckru there.
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cars can take the 825 connector to milford parkway, toward merritt parkway. trucks can take exit 33 to route 1 to get around. the l.i.e. is moving nicely near the grand central parkway. not a bad go at all. your bronx ride looks good too. the cross bronx moves along nicely. so a pretty good start. commuter imecklist, everything isn oi schedule. alternate side meter rules in effect. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> thank you very much, emily. 5:17 right now. now to decision 2016. a closing gap for front runners on both s es. tracie potts is in washington with a look at new numbers. treyacied good morning. >> darlene, good morning. let' s start with the democrats d hillary clinton. early on, she had these huge leads. it seemed like she might be a lock for the democratic minolenation. now, not so much. >> in iowa, hillary clinton is only seven
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oints ahead of bernie sanders i n tse latest bloomberg des moines register po hile. in may, she had a 41-point lead. >> the gains that we are seeing and the enthus er and the huge crowds, this is not anti-hillary clinton. this is o-bernie sanders. >> vice president joe biden hasn't even announced yet is pulling double digits on the republican side. donald trump still leads. but only five points ahead of ben carson. trump says he may still run as anha independent. >> we're going to make a decision very soon and i think a lot of people will be happy. >> it's donald. in three weeks it could be somebody else. >> all other republicans are in single digits. >> the polls tell me that nobody has any real votes right now. >> people are fed up wit washington. they're looking for someone to stand up to washington. >> could that be hillary clinton? maybe. but her poll numbers are slipping and in that same poll what we're seeing is that she is
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still holding some ground were democrats. 2/3 say if she were the nominee, they'd support her. >> tracie potts in washington. thank you. it is l:19. three items that survived the sinking of the tjtanic are going to be put up for auction next month. one of the artifacts is the menu for the last lunch that was served on the ship. it's expected to sell $50,000. the other items up for auction includes a particular from the titanic's turkish baths and then a letter written by a titanic survivor. the sultan of slash, wes craven is dead. theer he died at his home in los angeles at the age of 76. craven was the master of the horror film scaring countless moviegoers with cult creations, scream and nightmare on elm street. he was a collegening wish professor before launching his movie manging career. a family statement says craven died from brain cancer. comin up on 5:20. paying tribute to a fan who died
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al that meaut yul view in flushing meadow of the sphere. that's a fourth grade project by chris cimino in sister patrice's class. >> paper mache. the whole thing. >> got an "a" on it. >> it's going to be beautiful. kat creag is out there for the start of the u.s. open and the mets are playing. it's going to be super crowded. >> one man's trash may be another man's treasure. however, here in new york city, it's much more for an nyu professor. >> for robin nagle, the trash is a peek into our private lives. she spends much of her time pi alckins through what we throw out. she's the sanitation department's anthropologist in residence, for real. for nearly a year, she's been riding along, rolling up her sleeves with workers and she says we have become a throw-away society. >> we're therefore, creating a
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kind of waste stream that will probably outlive even our children's children's children. >> wow. >> when nagle is not out on garbage runs, she gives pep talks to new sanitation workers. she has a book also. how you tell about civilizations is the trash. >> you snoop through people's lives too. a lot of people would take issue with somebody going through your trash and seeing what you throw away. however, the study of an throw following is fascinating. >> who knew an anthropologist would get a job at the sanitation department? >> i thought about doing that while i was in college. >> i have to get in dirt and look for bones? never mine. meantime, anything you do outside, it's in heat and humidity. >>ac by the way, it was aluminum foil, not pamer ma shea. 92 the expected high. most do not see any rain today. we see more heat and humidity into tonight.
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it's muggy, 76 in the city. again, closer to 70 in the sub sushs. we could see 90 tomorrow. an official heat wave after today. for several days, get ready. there's more of this. >> thanks, chris. hi, emily. >> good morning. on i-80 in new jersey, we do have an accident causing problems. this is around exit 34. that is picking up the right lane and also this morning, commuter checklist looks pretty nice. not bad there. connecticut turnpike is where there's trouble. i'll give you full updates at 5:30. >> thank you very much. it's 5:25. he's known for stealing the spotlight at awards shows. we'll talk about what kanye west said this time. >> also ahead, a scare at the airport. why police had to evacuate a terminal at newark liberty airport. >> reporter: woman on the run. i'm tracie strahan live in lower manhattan with more on the prisoner that was in police custody until she gave them the
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the woman who pulled a fast one on police and is on the run right now. new this morning, a crime on camera. what sent this robber running out of a local restaurant. >> soaring temperatures to start the week. "today in new york" starts right now. lot of red and orange on that map there. we'll talk to chris in a second. good morning everyone. it's monday morning, august 31st. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i am michael gargiulo. storm team 4 chris cimino is here. looks like a couple of warm days. >> the red and blues meet the purples. they're down the road. for the moment, temperatures in the 830s and 90s each day this week. isolated thunderstorm, yeah, it's a possibility. most folks not going to see any rain. best chance north and west and mid to late afternoon. looks like a heat wave for most of the week with temperatures near or above 90 through at least thursday. it's even warm in the suburbs. 76 in the city right now. watching the temperatures soar
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to the upper 80s by noon. the high today at 3:00 this afternoon. nothing more than an isolated storm. 5:30 on the nose. let's check on the commute with emily west >> a vehicle fire blocking traffic. exit 19. you can see slow both directions and rubber necking, too. in milford on the turnpike, it's going to be closed right near exit 33 to 34. this is the backup into route 10. you got a heavy ride there. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> thank you very much, emily. 5:30 right now. police are looking for a prisoner who escaped while being treated at a hospital. overnight, they released more information and a first look at the woman. "today in new york's" tracie strahan is in lower manhattan with more. good morning, trace. >> reporter: darlene, good morning to you. it seemed like this woman was really scheming from the start. she told police that she was pregnant and needed to come here to new york presbyterian through experiencing some pain. she was brought here in handcuffs but fled only wearing a hospital gown.
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here is your first look at tiffany newman. she's 23 years old and was arrested on charges including petit larceny and criminal possession of stolen property. when she was arrested, she said her name was christine figrino. newman asked to be taken here and was being treated. but she somehow managed to slip out of her handcuffs and she fled, again, while wearing only that hospital gown. at this hour, police are trying to track down any remnants of that hospital gown and it remains unclear if she was pregnant. we should tell our viewers, you can see that mugshot on nbcnewyork.com. they really have no idea where she was. the charges were minimal. so they don't know why she was on the run. >> tracie strahan, thank you. right now, police are searching for a rape suspect in brooklyn. a 19-year-old victim tells police she was walking if
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rockaway parkway in canarsie early sunday morning when she was attacked. the man took her into an alley and raped her. new this morning, police are searching for a robbery speblgt who bit off more than he could chew. police release this video from a bronx subway sandwich shop. the thief hops over-the-counter, breaks into the cash register and takes money. the clerk chases him off by hitting him with something that looks like a broom handle. this happened on east 163rd street near southern boulevard. just over a week ago from saturday. a security breach forced a partial evacuation at newark liberty airport. it happened after a man entered a secure hallway in terminal c through an exit. a viewer posted a picture online showing the man being taken into custody. the man tried to runaway after being spotted by tsa agents. he's undergoing a psychiatric evaluation evaluation. new this morning, a different scare at another airport.
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a minor collision between two southwest airplanes at oakland international airport. it happened while one of the planes was being pushed gak back from the gate. the pictures posted online shows no damage but both were taken out of service for a maintenance check. it's time for weather and traffic on the 4s. we'll check in with chris cimino. chris, now we've had not one but two heat waves. not too far apart, right? >> no. one earlier in month and seven days in august of 90 or better. day one yesterday, day two expected to be today. tomorrow will be the cuspy thing. hazy, warm, more humid morning. hot day, low 90s. a few isolated thunderstorms are possible. best chance north and west. both places during the day will be rain-free. not free of the heat or humidity. here's the day planner. hazy sunshine. a fair amount much clouds around too, today. 88 by noontime. forecasting a high of 92.
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only a 20% chance of isolated thunderstorm late afternoon afternoon or early evening. >> hope you're taking the subways. they all look fine. b 39, 45. m 50. q 32. everything else is running on schedule. same with the commuter lines and alternate side in effect. more weather and traffic on the 4s. the yankees and braves pay tribute today to a fan who died tragic cli during a game over the weekend. a moment of silence was held before the game at turner field last night. during saturday's game, long time braves fan, greg murrey fell to his death from the upper deck. witnesses say he was yelling to alex rodriguez. his son says he was passionate about baseball and he had the same seats for more than 23 years. >> the night he passed away, he was watching the braves play. yankees manager, joe girardi called the death extremely sad
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and the players are still startled by it. no word as to funeral arngmentes. a man is under arrest for a stabbing inside the bus terminal. green is accused of attacking another man with a knife during an argument inside one of the terminal's restrooms. green and the man he stabbed niu each other. the victim was taken to the hospital in stable condition. on long island, the coast guard is certificate frpg for a missing paraglider. they're missing by robin island. they found nothing. an nypd team will be back in the waters the hudson rivers to resume a search for a woman. they scoured the water for hours last night. the woman walked into the water at 68th street just before 9:00 last night but never came back out of the river. >> new york city will be rolling out an emergency measure to help the homeless.
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the latest aid folk you used on -- $10 million will go to help around a thousand adults get back on their feet. much will be in the form of subsidies for long-term apartments. in may there was a similar measure to assist homeless families with children. happening today, the deflategate saga continues. the judge ordering brady and goodell to return to the courtroom today. brady appeared in the deflated football scandal. the federal judge deciding the matter could make a ruling today. the judge has until fry to decide. no matter what he decide. an appeal is expected. this goes on. tennis takes over queens. it is the first day of the u.s. open. this year the fans will be battling crowds and serious heat. "today in new york's" katherine creag is out in flushing. you also said they're going to battle security concerns and also layers of security trying
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to get in and out of the stadium area. >> absolutely, michael. we've seen so many police officers passing by us on perimeter road around the grounds. also, this is such a huge event for new york city. not just the tennis stars who are here for tennis. this makes more than $700 million for new york city in the two weeks the u.s. open is here. let's talk about the players. we need to talk about serena wail yams, because this could be a history making year for her. the favorite to win the women's title. a victory would be the first female singles player winning a calendar year grand slam in more than 25 years. the last women's singles player to do that, steffi graf. she talked to our bruce beck about what this means. >> i'm home. playing in the united states. it's just, you want to do well in new york. i grew up watching this event. i grew up dreaming of holding up that trophy. you know, i don't want to let go of it yet. i have to keep going.
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>> reporter: she always talks about when she wins, not if she wins. when she wins, she'll be making a lot of money. according to the queens chamber of commerce, the u.s. open brings in more revenue in two weeks than the home games of the yankees and the mets combined in the same amount of time, michael. more than $700 million in those two weeks. you know, you don't have to get a ticket to see a match here. there's a pavilion where you can play video games and leave the kids to do a tennis clinic. it's what i do. you can escape the heat when you go into that tennis pavilion. it's going to be blazing hot this week. >> kat, i know you'll be out there with the kids and they'll be by your side at all times. >> aums. eagle eyes. it's 5:38. still to come, it might not even occur to you what doctors say parents are waiting way too long to do. >> plus, president obama is announcing a big change. it's a really big change. the tallest mountain in the united states gets a new name. august is ending.
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but the heat is going to stick around. weather and traffic on the 4s is coming up. you're watching "today in new york."
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welcome back. 76 degrees. it's 5:42 on this monday morning. a new high tech tackling dummy is becoming a big hit on the ivy league campus or one campus i should say. meet the mvp or mobile virtual player. it is the latest addition to the dartmouth college football team. former dartmouth student quinn connell came up with the idea. the remote control device will cut down on concussions by reduce ing the need for players to take the -- >> doing something you don't know they're going to do. >> this could become a staple on fields. >> the goal is to take it nationwide. for now, developers are working out the kinks and trying to figure out how the technology will stand up to the actual hits. >> wow. you hear warnings a lot.
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don't drive through flooded streets. here's the reason why. in southern california a water main broke there. all the water and sinkhole -- it hid a sinkhole. man drove into it because he couldn't see the sinkhole. >> three people were in the car. they're all okay. the driver was driving pretty slowly. he knew there was water on the road. he didn't know the sinkhole had opened up. >> that's the kind of thing we talk about and chris talks about it all the time. turn around and not go that way. >> 5:44. >> it looks like. >> especially apartment night. question mark, turn around, don't drown as the phrase goes. no rain around here. lots of heat, more sweating going on. temperatures starting out in the upper 70s in the city. with the humidity high and the sun expected today, back into the low 90s. get ready to sweat another one out. we have a string of days like this to get through.
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in the park at 76 degrees. sky is partly cloudy. three hads. haze, heat and humidity. normally for the end of august, the normal high should be 80 degrees. we've got a dozen on that today. forecasting a high of 92. we're well above normal. that will be the trend for the balance of the week. for the year, rainfall deficit. another issue. it's very dry out there. under 6 inches in central park. a lot of places between 4 to 8 or 9 inches below normal for rainfall so far for the year. we need rain. just don't see it in the immediate future. pollen report, ragweed moderate. weed problems very high. a lot of things out there for allergy sufferers. across long island. another big range. 75 at valley stream. 71 in wading river. 73 in hampton bays. mid 60s north and west. a touch cooler there. hurricane.
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fred approaching the cape verde islands with the hurricane warnings in effect. winds at 80 miles per hour. the projected path takes it to the northwest and the middle of the atlantic. not a favorable position here. it should have had weaken and become an ex-tropical storm by the latter half of week. we'll keep an eye on it nonetheless. a few isolated thunderstorms, especially north and west. steamy 92 degrees into tonight. not a big drop off of temperatures. similar to last night. near 70 in the suburbs. partly cloudy sky. very muggy again. take it slow. the question tomorrow, forecasting a high of 91. coastal areas because of a more southerly breeze as opposed to southwest wind. may see temperatures cooler with the wind off the water. getting there today and tomorrow, potential heat is three in a row. shorecast today. temperatures along the coast, not all that cool. long beach island, 90. sea bright 87.
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rockaway, fire island in the upper 80s. because of this a west to southwest win at 10 to 15. eastern long island will be cooler. water temperatures mid and upper 70s. uv index is a 6. there is a moderate rip current risk. make sure to pay attention to the lifeguards. wednesday, thursday, 92 the forecast high. humidity staying high. then a front from the north, the wind shifts to a northeasterly direction for the end of the week and the weekend. that could set the staple for a good looking weekend with temperatures back into the 08s. this is the last unofficial weekend of summer as we call it. it's low 90s through thursday and 86 friday. and a sun and a few clouds on sunday. emily west standing in for lauren. tell us something good about the commute. >> it's monday as you get out. looks like we had earlier subway delays. they've cleared on the e and f.
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we had a vehicle fire. the van wyck, this is where it gets tricky. another accident here. northbound by queens boulevard. exit 9. that's the right lane. you can see a pretty big backup there. you'll find a lot of delays. into connecticut, all lanes closed with an earlier tractor-trailer fire. backup g. goes to exit -- with the trucks, you have to get off and take route 1. looks like the cars can go over to merritt parkway. that's your option. 80 eastbound by exit 34, right lane is blocked with a crash to route 15. take a live look at the lincoln tunnel. where? no delays there. all the hudsons look pretty good. the george and the holland moving pretty well. everything is running on schedule and alternate side parking rules. happening today for the first time all summer, customers can scoop up blue bell ice cream.
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the texas-based company is shipping out ice cream to select stores across the country starting today. four flavors, cookies and cream, the great divide and vanilla and dutch chocolate. happening today, president obama tackles global warming issues at the north pole. he travels to anchorage, alaska. he will urge ministers from more than a dozen countries to take action on climate change. scientists say this year alone, the average glacier will lose 30 inches of thickness. before leaving for his historic trip to alaska, president obama renamed the state's most majestic peak. the president used his executive pour tower to dhang the name of mt. mckinley to denali, it's traditional alaskan name. it means the great one. alaskans lobbied for years for the name change.
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the mountain is the tallist in north america. decision 2016. political outsiders are seeing a surge in their fortunes at the polls. vermont senator bernie sanders is closing the gap on front-runner hillary clinton. in a new iowa poll, 37% of democrats supported clinton. 30% backed sanders. 37 to 30 there. it's the first time clinton dropped below 50% on the poems. among republicans, donald trump with 23% of likely voter support in iowa. the only other candidate in double digits is ben carson. he's got 18%. one day we may talk about presidential polls involving kanye west. he had a kanye moment during the mtv video music awards. >> i have decided in 2020 to run for president. >> kanye west announcing his presidential bid as he was given
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the video vanguard -- she beat out beyonce in 2009. it was a big night for swift. she took home the biggest honor. the award for best video. the host was miley cyrus. she's been known for moments of her own. >> she has been. news for your health. warning to people who binge watch television or work at computers. researchers in japan say people who sit for hours have a six time better chance of getting a blood clot. you have to get up and walk around every few hours. >> the country's leading pediatricians saying parents taking too long to talk to kids about drinking. children as young asinine think positively about alcohol and the group says that's the time when parents need to encourage kids who avoid drinking and friends who do it as well. experts say nearly a quarter of young people take their first sip of alcohol when they're 13.
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live look at the tappan zee bridge. 5:54 on this monday morning. chicago cubs celebrating first no hitter since 2008 taking on the dodgers jake arrieta. struck out the side in the ninth. it's the second one thrown against the dodgers in ten days. afterwards, the cubs bonded by donning pajamas. they had an overnight flight back home. arrieta celebrated. he had a mustache onesie on. >> don't ookt like you don't
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know what that's all about. >> i have the news anchor ones. >> they're everywhere. >> chris. >> if that's a onesie, you don't have much time. >> thanks. >> news guy. you got to be ready at all times. >> that's right. be ready to sweat out. unfortunately, we're talking about more heat and humidity biflding again. starting out in the mid and upper 70s. back to the low 90s. 92 the expected high. an isolated thunderstorm possible late afternoon, early evening. best chance of that northwest suburbs. 76 the low tonight. otherwise, just a partly cloudy, warm uncomfortable muggy night again. we've got a stretch of another four or five days of this. by the end of the week and weekend, it starts to get more comfortable. that would be nice. that's the big labor day weekend. >> thank you very much. emily, what's happening? >> metro northbound. waterbury branch 15 to 20 minute
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delays. the hamilton bridge is moving along fine. the van wyck, we have problems. an update on that at 6:00. thank you very much, a hungry shark took a bite out of a surfboard in california. she noticed a shadow in the water beneath her on saturday. she didn't realize it was a shark until it was almost too late. >> at that point i knew its body was right here, literally next to me and time sort of stopped. i thought i got to get paddling. i thought it was the color of a dolphin. >> dempsey managed to swim back to shore where it appears her surfboard was bitten by a young white shark. hear much more from her on the "today" show beginning at 7:00 a.m. we were listening to her earlier saying she started swimming and didn't look back. >> right. someone could be gaining on you. the shark. >> absolutely.
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a car slams into a home leaving one person dead and the house condemned. a prisoner on the run. how this alleged thief managed to escape from nypd officers. plus, here comes the heat. time to get ready for another likely heat wave. "today in new york" starts now. good morning everyone. it's monday morning, it is august 31st. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. let's check in with storm team 4's chris cimino. when you're trying to get the kids motivated to go back to school.
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>> this is going to be tough. temperatures going to be in the 9s in most locations. low 70s now. up against the coast, point pleasant, 74 degrees. not a big spread in temperature. 76 in the burbs. a few 60s showing up. sussex to newburgh. mid and upper 60s there. humidity is high there as well. there will be hazy sunshine through the clouds. hot and sticky by noon at 88. cools down a few folks, an isolated thunderstorm later in the afternoon. let's find out what emily west is seeing on the commute for us. >> delays building in queens. l.i.e. heavy into queens boulevard with an earlier vehicle fire. we have live pictures from chopper 4 above the scene of a crash on the van wyck. northbound around queens boulevard. looks like they're wrapping that up. we have heavy delays stretching all the way back for several exits. right near liberty avenue.
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you are going to find a slow go on the van wyck northbound. hopefully, everything will clear out of the way toon. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> thank you very much, emily. a prisoner has escaped nypd custody. it's happened again. now a manhunt is under way to find her. tracie strahan is in lower manhattan with new information we've learned overnight. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: darlene, good morning to you. it's pretty clear that handcuffs did not slow this woman down. she was under arrest for several charges, including petit larceny. this is the photo serk lating the past few hours of tiffany newman. she was 23 years old. but when she was initially arrested, she told police that her name was christine. that was around 9:00 last night that all of this went down at new york presbyterian hospital downtown here. canine units were circling the area where she was asked to be taken.
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she told police she was pregnant and was experiencing pain. she broke free from the handcuffs and fled the scene only wearing a hospital gown. police are looking for any signs of that hospital gown as well as tiffany newman. right now, we knee she's 5'3", 120 pounds. you can see her picture on nbcnewyork.com. right now, darlene, police are trying to confirm if she is, in fact, pregnant and if she was really experiencing any pain that brought her to this hospital. apparently, she couldn't be contained. back to you. >> tracie, thank you. teenager is dead and three eem in the hospital after a car slams into a home. west babylon home covered with cracks from the violent impact. the house, in fact, may have to be torn down. suffolk police say an out of control nissan hit a telephone pole before barreling into the house on little east neck road last night. there were four people in the vehicle rushed to the hospital with serious injuries. one of them, a 17-year-old
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injuries and the 19-year-old driver had minor injuries. he was treated and released. happening now in brooklyn, the nypd trying to track down a rape suspect. 19-year-old victim tells investigators she was attacked while walking in rockaway park -- in canarsie early sunday morning. according to police, the men took her into an alley and raped her. a man is in custody after a security breach at newark liberty airport. a viewer posted this picture online. shows the man lying on the ground being held at gunpoint. the man had apparently entered a secure hallway in terminal c through an exit and tried to runaway after being spotted by tsa agents. the man what's name not been released. he's undergoing a psychiatric evaluation. new this morning, frightening moments at oakland international airport in california. two southwest airlines -- southwest airlines says two of its planes hit each other
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pushing back from the gate. pictures posted online show some of the damage. nobody was hurt. both planes had to be taken out of service for maintenance check. darlene said that's not what you want to see out of seat 23b. >> definitely not. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. we'll check in with chris cimino looking at that. good morning. >> maintenance check. there was a chunk of that tail taken out. more than that. >> meantime for us, we're going to check in with more heat and humidity. it's on the rise. hot day, back to the low the 0s. lower 90s this afternoon we're thinking. a few isolated thunderstorms north and west of the city. most places pretty much free of rain today. the skycast for the morning commute, a lot of clouds, filtered sun. 77 degrees. we'll get it started early on. through the day we climb to the low 90s. the evening commute will have a few pop-up showers. with the haze, heat and humidity gathering, a temperature for
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evening commute sill around 90 degrees. this would be day two of the heat wave. we're still forecasting 90 tomorrow. we'll talk about that in the seven-day forecast in a bit. emily west has an update on the commute. >> the 2 and the 5 trains running with delays. downtown trains as well as the d line. you're going to find that running on the f from west fourth from stillwell avenue. b 39, 45, m 50 and q 32, still running with detours. commuter checklist still okay. also alternate side meter rules are in effect. little more weather and traffic on the 4s. thank you very much, in new jersey a dispute between a landlord and his tenant ended in gunfire gunfire. a man rented an apartment in his home. the body was found in the back of the house. john wisse was found upstairs with a .38 caliber handgun. it's not clear what caused it and neighbors as would you imagine are shocked.
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>> supposedly, the gentleman killed was going to have a really hard time relocating. there was a confrontation between the two of them. the police were here a few days prior to all this. >> the 38-year-old suspect was reportedly the one that who called about the shooting. he's been charged with aggravated manslaughter. a 22-year-old is accused of attacking another man with a knife during an argument inside one of the terminal's restrooms yesterday morning. police say green and the man he stabbed didn't know each other. the victim taken to the hospital in stable condition. a tribute is planned today for a a history making broadway actor who died this weekend. kyle jean-baptiste died when he fell from a fire escape. he will be honored in central park near bethesda fountain. jean-baptiste recently made
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history as the youngest and first african-american actor to play the leading role of jean valjean in less miss rabb on broadway. >> we're lucky to have all of us going through a collective grief. >> it's shocking to have this happen, especially to someone who had so much ahead of him. his future was very bright. >> the actor who played jean valjean during the matinee yesterday honored him by wearing a black arm band in the final scene. a emergency measure to help the homeless. the aid will be focused on homeless adults without children. $20 million will go to help him. 1,000 of them get on t cir feet. much in the storm of subsidies for long-term apartments in may. there was a similar measure. that was to assist families with children. in this morning's money
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report, watching tv could soon cost more depending what service you use. landon dowdy joins us with those details and more. >> darlene, good morning to you. good to have you. apple is expected to update a device next week. it's going to cost more. the set top box will cost $14 the $199. that's more than double the current vision. it contains siri and an app store. hulu is out and netflix is out. hunger games, catching fire and transformers, age of extinction will move to hulu in october. after netflix decides not to renew the deal with the cable channel. it will focus more on norridge al programming and exclusive rights for movies for disney, pie xar, et cetera. paramount while hulu is co-owned by nbcuniversal, fox and disney. guys, back over to you. >>, landon, thank you so much.
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it's 6:12. four things to know this morning. the fdny says everything is back up and running after the department's computer dis tch system went down last night. for a short " time, they had to take down information with pen an, d paper. >> today, blue bell ice cream returns to shelves after a nationwide recall due to listeria. the company pulled all the
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products from the stores back in april. governor christie makes his first late night appoarance since announcing his run for president. he will be on "the tonight show" starring jimmy fallon. right after news 4 at 11:00. the u.s. open kicks off today in queens. history could be made at this year's tournament. serena williams chasing the first grand slam since steffi graf won all four of the major championships in 1988. williams would tie graff for the most grand slam singles championships with 22. she's on a streak. espn thinks -- i mean, sports illustrated thinks she can't be beat. i got to agree. >> she's something else. almost 6:14. it's 6:13 right now. i me for weather and traffic on the 4s. we check in with chris. >> good morning. she's going th at is going to play a part for the u.s. open. that's for the fans.aduld be an isolated thunderstorm this aftern
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ohn, really north and west. p the i'eat will continue for most of the weik. friday, thf , mperatures get knocked down. drought monitor, yeah. we're in a nasty drought around here. abnormally dry northern half of new jersey. moderate drought across long island, coastal connecticut. anywhere from 4 todo or 9 inches ofhaarainfall for the year. ere's not: hing significant in sight for the next veral days either. we're looking at 75. mill basin brooklyn. 74 in staten isla i. 76h. in the park. same number at jfk and valley stream. mid-70s cover g most folks. a few 60s north and west wherea both areas reporting 66 degrees. a lot of clouds, generally high clouds over the city now. showers and sprinkles across central, southern new jersey. these will stay underneath us create a southwesterly flow that will bring a land breeze. you can see it on future
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tracker. he fringe here. there are breaks in between whipere we will see sunshine. this is 2:00 in the afternoon. notice that random possibility of a scattered shower or thunderstorm. especially poconos, catskills. most of those die out late afternoon early evening before they get to the city. can't rule out a brief shower in spots. including the city itself. overnightrt we're quiet tomorrow. lot of hazy sunshine. no thunderstorms to cool us off. wednesday, same thing. inon the lower 90s. wednesday ould be a scorcher thtoo. mainybe an isolated storm north or west. the cooler weather finally not as hot weather arriving for the end of the week. >> 92 forec t high of the city. 94 in ridge wood. northeast new jersey, this area between 90 and 95 today. en out west, hempstead. it will be toasty too today. 76 the low in the city. generally low to mid-70s long island. we'll see a few 60s north and west of the city with that warm, muggy condition. out at citi field, phillies and mets. hot and muggy.
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stay hydrated for this game. 87 degrees first pitch temperature. the hottest days, wednesday, thursday. 92 and 93. a back-door front shoul knoc tk the wind to the north and northeasinto the weekend. that should allow the temperatures back down a little bit. along with the humidity too. steamy today and the rest of the way. friday, back to the middle 80s. nice saturday and sunday. good deal of sunshine and temperatures in the middle 80s with nighttime lows in the 60s. let's see how nice the commute is treating ur. emily? >> sub wap delays on the 2 and the 5. the downtown trains running with delays. the d trains, that's running back to normal. we have puntures from chopper 4. live above the scene of a crash. dennis pros coe up there. thste van wyck northbound right at queens boulevard. right lane is taken up with thn is. the backup stretches all the way to exit 3, linden boulevard. a tough go trying to get around that accident this morning.
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the delays are really heavy this morning. also, big problems causing a lot of slowdown, northern state parkway. actually, not much of a slowdown here. you're going to find delays in the l.i.e. reports of a tree down by glen cove road. this is from an earlier tractor-trailer fire. this is the backup into 110. there. really heavy delays this morning. alternate side meter rules in fect. more weather and traffic on the 4s. emily, thank very much. 6:17. happening today, friends and family will celebrate the life of a virginia photojournalist gunned down in the middle of a live report. a memorial for adam ward takes place at his h suigh school. his family is encouraging people to wear the colors of his alma materers, salam high school and virginia tech. they're asking for donations to two skal ship funds in his name instead of flowers.
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the yankees start auseries with the red sox after oon emotional few days where a man died in a tragic fall. i moment of silence w.s held against him at turner field. he fell headfirst from the upper deck to his death. rodriguez. his son says his father was passionate about baseball and had the same seats for more than 23 dwreers years. >> the night he passed away, he was doing one of his favorite things. watching the braves play. >> joe girardi called the death extremely sad and players are still startled by it. no word on funeral arrangements. president obama is going to tackle global warming and speak at the state department's conference on global leadership in the arctic. the pmesident wants ministers frjuom more than a dozen countriof to take action on climate change.
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the average gashier will lose 30 inches of th aess. before leaving to go on this trip to alaska, president obama renamed the majestic peak. he used his executive power to change the name of mt. mckinley to its traditional name, denali. that means the great one. alaskans wanted this to happen. it's the tallest mountainatn north america. >> it's iconic. >> it's a great name. 6:alu9. coming up next, we'll show you why pajams parties aren't just for kids. the big moments of the mtv music awards. see performance surprises and a few shocking speeches as nicki minaj with the interesting headdress there. >> you were one of the backup dancers. >> i was yes. >> follow the entire "today in new york" team on facebook and twitter. we'll be right back.
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live look at times square. 6:23 on this monday morning. it is a big night for the chicago cubs. they got their first no-hitter since 2008. >> taking on the dodgers. jake arrieta struck out in the ninth inning to compete -- struck out the side in the ninth inning to complete -- this is the second one thrown against the dodgers in ten days. afterwards the cubs had a pajama party for the overnight flight home.
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theyowelebrdted wearing a onesie. he wasn't alone in opting with the onesie. it was a onesie night. >> i have a question for mr. cimino. you think like roger maris and mickey mantle had onesie on the plane. >> they had that hand toy celebrate? >> waiting for the moment. >> i guess. all right. >> it's cool. i'm with it. >> if you look at each guy and their face. >> meantime, not onesie wearing weather. we're looking at hazy, muggy conditions persisting. another hot one. by this time of the year, normal high is 80. we're talking 92 this afternoon. yeg sterday's high was 90. an isolated thunderstorm possible. tonight, more muggy, partly cloudy, 76 in the city and 70 in most of the suburbs. we're in it for a little while longer. school starts for a lot this week. it's going to be sticky the first couple of days.
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>> pulling them out while they're clutching the door frame. >> that's right. we do have still subway delays this morning. the 2 and the 5 train. you're going to find downtown delays there. let's look at the holland tunnel. about a ten-minute wait for you. trying to get in from both approaches. the lincoln looks about 15. the george, actually, there's no delays there. everything is moving along okay. >> emily, thank you. 6:25. coming up next, we're heating things up in queens. >> reporter: i'm katherine creag live in queens. we're looking at the arthur ashe stadium. a huge day for sports fans, for tennis stars, but also there might be a little bit of traffic. this is also a big day in terms of money making for new york city. we'll tell you about it coming up. >> reporter: and it's happened yet again. the nypd is on the hunt for an escaped prisoner from a hospital. i'm tracie strahan live in lower manhattan with the photo they want you to see.
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now at 6:30, how someone managed to escape from nypd custody. see what scared this man out of a local restaurant. we're bracing for another possible heat wave as a major tournament kicks off in queens. what could that be? "today in new york" starts now. that's the u.s. open about to get under way. good morning everybody. 6:30 a.m. on this monday, august 31st. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm darlene rodriguez. wlets check in with chris cimino. >> a lot of perspiring going on today. 77 in city island. 75 sheepshead bay and 74 in jersey city. still some 60s in the suburbs north and west. the humidity is fairly high and will stay that way for the bulk of the day today. unfortunately, sweat this one out.
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keep yourself hydrated. look for hazy sun through the clouds. 88 at noon. forecasting a high today of 92. a slight chance of a shower or thunderstorm north or west. folks heading out the door, emily west, what's the commute? >> one accident has cleared. connecticut, on the turnpike northbound, still closed. the backup at 110. trucks can use exit 33 to 1. let's take a live look at the grand central parkway near laguardia. actually, that's moving along pretty well. later today, as the u.s. open begins, you'll find it a little more busy. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> it will definitely get busy there. a manhunt is under way for a prisoner on the run. "today in new york's" tracie strahan is in lower manhattan with the latest on the search. tracie? >> reporter: michael, that prisoner hasn't been seen since just after 9:00 last night. she was last seen wearing a
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hospital gown and in handcuffs. i'll show you the photo circulating by the nypd of tiffany newman. she's 23 years old. she was placed under arrest on charges that include petit larceny. things took a turn when she was asked to be taken to the hospital. a canine unit circled exit after newman was reported missing. she told police that she was pregnant and experiencing pain. somehow, she was able to get out of her handcuffs and leave this area unnoticed. newman is said to be 5'3", 120 pounds and right now, it's unclear if she is in fact pregnant. you can see her photo on our website, nbcnewyork.com. michael, according to police, right now they're circling this area looking for that hospital gown that she was last seen in. back to you. >> okay. the search under way. thank you so much, tracie. new this morning, a worker at a sandwich shop gave a thief more than he wanted. this video was released from a bronx subway. you can see the suspect break into the cash register and take some money.
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but the clerk chased him off by hitting him with something that looks like a broom handle. it happened on east 163rd street just over a week ago from saturday. happening now, the coast guard is looking for a missing paraglider who may have crashed into the connick bay. helicopters and crews part of a massive search near robin's island. they were last seen after the 5:30 yesterday. a piece of the canvas from the hang-glider may have been pulled from the water late last night. now to decision 2016. new numbers in the race to the white house. new iowa poll results put vermont senator bernie sanders within seven points of front-runner, hillary clinton. 37% of democrats supported clinton, 30% back sanders. donald trump as 23% of voter support in iowa. the only other candidate in double digits is retired neurosurgeon ben carson with 18%.
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mayor de blasio says new york city is as strong as it has ever been. its bad days are in the past. he made the claims in an op-ed piece appearing in the daily news yesterday. the mayor wrote that there are quality of life issues that have new yorkers like the incompetent crease in homelessness. many of the concerns have been overblown by hyperbolic pundits and right wing politicians with an ideological ax to grind. according to the mayor, the stats and figures show just how categorically false and misleading, i'm not done. these fear mongering attacks are. he went on and on and on. you can read that in the daily news if you choose to. we should get to the weather, right? >> somebody is in a hurry. i'm not really to tell you about this. another uncomfortable day. temperatures in the 07s in the city. just a few 60s in the suburbs and west. it's hotter and more humid
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today. isolated thunderstorm. could be a couple of them. from the city on north and west. the heat wave most of this week, though. certainly 90 or better within reach through at least thursday. a long stretch heading our way. 76 in the city. even warm in the suburbs this morning. going to 88 by noon. i think lunch inside. the ac is a better place. could be an isolated shower or storm after 3:00 or 4:00. look for a high of 92 degrees. the rest of the forecast, emily west with the latest on the commute. >> subway delays on the downtown 2 and 5 trains. this is due to signal problems this morning. the track work on the efm and r through 11:00 this morning and the evening commute too. delays and service changes there. also b 39, 45, m 50, q 32 dealing with detours with the buses. everything else is okay. waterbury branch, 15 to 20-minute delays and alternate side meter rules in effect. more weather and traffic coming
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up on the 4s. >> emily, thank you very much. 6:35 now. women at rutgers are being warned about a sex assault near campus. it happened near the intersection of wyckoff and richardson sunday morning. a man started walking behind a young woman and tried to talk to her. he then followed the victim into a backyard and sexually assaulted her. students received a crime alert in their e-mail. >> that could have been any of us. that's scary. >> sad that you can't walk home by yourself. even if we were here and could walk back a minute away, it's scary you can't walk by yourself. >> the ufrt is urging students to remain vigilant and walk in groups and to report any suspicious activity to police. happening today, tom brady returns to a court. both he and roger goodell have been ordered to be in the courthouse today. federal judge deciding the matter, he could make a ruling
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today but the judge has until friday to reach a decision. no matter which side he rules with, another appeal is expected. brady facing that four-game suspension this season. today, one of the biggest sporting events in the city gets under way in queens. the u.s. open means big business for our area but also big headaches. "today in new york's" katherine creag is in flushing with more on all of that. >> reporter: you said it, darlene. big everything. big traffic jams on the grand tram jams. it's such a big event for new york city. it generates $700 million plus. this is the u.s. open. already some cars you might see passing by us. workers are already arriving here to the grounds. the billie jean king tennis center. we'll see some of the first fans in a few hours. one of the big stars to look at is serena williams. she's the favorite to win the women's title again. a victory would be more than just getting the prize money and
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taking home a trophy. it would be the first female singles player to win a grand slam in more than 25 years. so many of the players try to qualify for in. serena williams expected to coast through the first several rounds. she talked with reporters about what this all means. >> always jump to playing the grand slam. it was just a dream. i never thought i would be close to doing something hoik that. >> according to the queens chamber of commerce, the u.s. open brings in more revenue in the two weeks and all the money from the yankees and mets in the same amount of time. restaurants are busy. all of the arrest cars, the people trying to park here, it will be a huge traffic jam. there are mets games up the street. citi field. home games this week as well. then there's the other thing, the heat. a lot of theme are going about that. there are areas in the grounds here, the tennis center, you can escape to.
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the pavilion you can go indoors and taste owes cape from the heat it's 6:38. own a piece of history. why this menu could bring in some big cash when it's auctioned off. >> later, the big moments from the video music awards. see what has everyone talking this morning. as nicky bore bowed darlene's hat check your weather and traffic on the 4s coming up. you're watching "today in new york."
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it's 76 degrees out at this hoe spur. here's a look at one of several shark sightings reported on the california coast this weekend. a group of kayakers taped this hammerhead shark on saturday. not only did it circle their boats, it also followed them back to shore. a smaller hammerhead was seen in the same area yesterday. another shark got closer to a woman in central california t took a big bite out of her surfboard. eleanor dempsey noticed a shadow in the water beneath her saturday. but she didn't realize it was a shark until it was almost too late. >> the next thing i knew, its body was right here, like literally next to me and time sort of stopped. i thought i got to get -- i thought it was a dolphin, the color ever a dolphin. >> she managed to swim back to shore where a wildlife official told her it appears it was bitten by a young white shark. hear more from her on the "today" show coming up at 7:00
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a.m. that's going to be quite the story to hear. >> that's a big bite. really big bite. >> it's a 7-foot shark. >> lucky she's an experienced surfer, knew what to do and get out of there quickly. it's 6:44. >> pools are looking awfully good. sniemd sand on the beach too. >> that was a baby bite. that was a baby bite. >> teething. >> pretty big to me. exactly. meantime, we're dealing with more heat and humidity coming our way. not only today but for the next few days. summer is lingering. the fact that school begins for many this week. partly cloudy sky in the city. been holding at 76 degrees. hasn't really moved very far temperaturewise the last few hours with the humidity around the cloud cover. haze, heat, humidity. it's with us today and the next several. normal high for the last day of august is 80 degrees. we're forecasting a high of 92. this is going to go down as one of the hottest augusts in central park, i think probably in the top four. 66 in stamford.
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68 in redding. 66 in fairfield. cooler in portions of connecticut. down the shore, same thing. northern new jersey, we're seeing mid and upper 60s like through the hudson valley. few degrees cooler. this time of year, temperatures in the 50s at this hour of the morning. meantime, fair amount of high to mid level clouds over the city. showers staying off to the south of us. we'll likely stay there today. what may happen later today, get heating in the atmosphere. maybe a couple of showers or thunderstorms north and west of the city. that would be in terms of our chance for rain. the main thing, the heat is on. 92 for a high. the isolated thunderstorm threat to the north and west of town. evening comes. things settle down. it's partly cloudy and muggy, though. 76 midtown. near 70 in the suburbs. that's about it. few 60s tomorrow morning. the heat continues tomorrow. if we get there again to 90, it would be a heat wave at 91 degrees. more of a southerly wind tomorrow.
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may keep the south facing shorelines, long island, connecticut, cooler with the wind off the water. shorecast today, not cooler. 90 in long beach island. 87 sea bright. upper 80s rockaway. west to southwest wind. that's a land breeze bringing the heat in. water temperatures, up there. 74 to 79. uv index high at 6. no advisories posted but the rip current risk is moderate. be careful if you're swimming and pay attention to the direction of the lifeguard. this is where we peak wednesday and thursday. 92 and 93 the expected high. drier air comes in, the end of the week and the weekend. back down the temperatures a bit. lower 90s today. tuesday, wednesday, thursday. by friday, 86. again, no big rain to anticipate on this seven-day forecast. we could use a little. lots of sunshine saturday. 85. 86 degrees on sunday. almost 6:46.
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let's find out about the commute from emily west. >> subway delays on the downtown 2 and 5. keep that in mind. uptown running with delays due to police activity at 7th avenue. also ahead, a disabled tractor-trailer inbound at the george washington bridge. we have live pictures from chopper 4. dennis taking these shots. looks like the disabled is out of way. still 15, 20-minute delays. you are going to find a heavy ride. residual delays with that. 15 minutes upper. the lower is the better ride. the lincoln tunnel, about 20 minutes here. same with routes 1 ond 9. connecticut turnpike, closure milford between 33 and 34. so this is the backup at surf avenue. trucks could use -- to get back to the merrick parkway.
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northern state, crash not causing too much of a problem eastbound at glen cove road. the l.i.e. not the case, but tomorrow when a lot of the schools get back in session, it will be more busy. commuter checklist, everything is running on schedule. alternate side meter rules in effect. >> thanks, emily. it was a night of spectacle and surprises at the mtv video music awards. >> taylor shift and nicki minaj proved their twitter spat was buried when they opened the show together. nicka appears to have a new beef. she called out miley cyrus for criticizing her in a recent interview. >> back to [ bleep ] that had a lot to say about me in the press. miley, what's good? >> wow. >> we're all in this industry. we all do interviews and we all
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know how they manipulate. nicky [ bleep ] congratulations. >> nicki's microphone was cut off. we know how you manipulate. you heard that. that wasn't the only exciting thing. kanye west made a big announcement accepting the michael jackson video vanguard award. >> as you probably could have guessed by this moment, i have decided in 2020 to run for president. >> wow. no word yet on who kanye will choose as a running mate. as for the actual awards, taylor swift was the big winner. taking home video of the year for bad blood. for more on the vma's check out nbcnewyork.com. i hadn't seen the nicki minaj/miley cyrus situation until this morning. that might have been worth staying awake for. 6:48 right now. see a titanic piece of history going up for auction. don't forget. follow us on facebook and
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welcome back. 6:52 right now. several priceless pieces of paper that survived the sinking of the titanic will be put up for auction in manhattan next month. >> shows the menu. corned beef and dumplings on the menu. it's expected to sell for $50,000. the auction includes a ticket from the titanic's turkish baths and a letter written by a titanic survivor. fascinating. "today" show is coming up. we check in with savannah and willie. >> darlene, were you on vacation for a month? sniemts i was off for two weeks. you got a haircut. >> this is what happens when you go away.
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i have to make a change. something to distract me from the longing for you. >> you look beautiful. >> thank you so much. good morning to you. just ahead, we'll start with the weather this morning. the flooding rain in fa florida. you know about this. this late summer heat wave stretching from texas all the way to new england. dylan is going to tell us how long it will last. >> guys, the take away from an interesting new poll in the presidential race that spells more good news for donald trump and bad news for hillary clinton. also ahead, do your kids use them? an eye opening look at the permanent look at what this ear bud could be doing to your kids. >> the unclaimed cash that could be yours and how easy it is to get it. >> all right. the wildest moments from last night's mtv video music awards. the outfits, the presidential runs, the tears. we got it all covered guys. because you go to bed early like us. >> the biebs breaking down. >> i don't know who won.
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i'm too concerned with ything else. >> doesn't matter. all about the outfits. great to see you. up next, we'll check in with chris about the possible heat wave, a new one set to swelter our area. >> you're watching "today in new york." applause ] a wave of game-day excitement is rolling into dunkin'. taste the new tailgater breakfast sandwich, stacked with smoked sausage, fire-roasted peppers, and onions. america runs on dunkin'.
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the search is on for the female prisoner who escaped nypd custody. >> tracie strahan has more on that. >> reporter: that prisoner hasn't been seen since 9:00 last night after being asked to take to the hospital. this is the 23-year-old who was under arrest for charges including petit larceny. canine units circled presbyterian hospital after she was reported missing. she told police she was pregnant and experiencing pain but somehow was able to escape from handcuffs and leave the area unnoticed. newman is about 5'3", 120 pounds. of course, anyone who sees her is asked to contact police immediately. back to you. >> tracie, thank you very much. a teenager is dead, two people in the hospital of a car slams into a home on long island. the house in west babylon covered with cracks from the violent impact and may have to be torn down.
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suffolk police say an out of control nissan hit a tv pole before barreling into the house on little east neck road last night. four people in that vehicle had to be rushed to the hospital with injuries. one, a 17-year-old woman died. two others with serious injuries. a man is in custody after a security breach at newark liberty airport. the man had entered a secure hallway in terminal c through an exit and tried to runaway after being spotted by tsa agents. that led to a partial evacuation of the airport. the name of the man hasn't been released. he's undergoing a psychiatric evaluation evaluation. the u.s. kicks off in a few hours in queens. "today in new york's" katherine creag is there. kat, with all the excitement early. >> reporter: yes. we've been seeing the workers arriving here. some of the early morning workers. this is a huge event, darlene and michael for new york city. it generates hundreds much millions of dollars every year. for serena williams, it could be a historic u.s. open. the tennis star, the favorite to
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win the women's title. if wee she wins the u.s. open this year, it would be the first female singles player to win a calendar year grand slam in more than 25 years. 11:00 a.m. is when the women's and men's singles matches begin. a couple of hours before that is when the traffic jams begin. take mass transit. >> that's the best option. katherine, thank you. emily, what's happening? >> subway delays. the 2 and the 5. delays downtown trains had earlier trouble on the b and the q. they have gotten better. 78 eastbound at 14a. a disabled truck causing problems. still all that trouble in connecticut on the turnpike at exit 33. emily, thanks. another check of the weather. >> a steamy one today. 92 the expected high. day two of a heat wave. 92 tomorrow, 39 on thursday. that's enough. back to the middle 80s by friday and highs in the middle 0s on the weekend.
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that's what's happening "today in new york." the "today" show is coming up next. good morning. breaking overnight -- he have avy rain from the remnants of erika trigger flood watches in florida as the rest of the country gets set for a heat wave for the up and down. donald trump remains on top in iowa while hillary clinton faces sinking poll numbers. challenger bernie sanders trailing by seven points in a key state. paying tribute. more than 1,000 people marched to honor a texas sheriff's deputy ambushed and killed while pumping gas. the suspect heads to court today. and a wild night at the vmas. >> and the winner is -- taylor swift. >> taylor swift winning big, justin bieber in tears, kanye
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west announcing a career change. >> i have decided in 2020 to run for president. >> and miley cyrus being miley cyrus. >> i mean, i will do almost anything. >> the moments you missed "today," monday, august 31, 2015. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. we've got willie in for matt this week. how long before we say kanye west up six points in iowa? not doing as well in new hampshire. it could happen. >> clearly laying the groundwork for the run in 2020 by making good with taylor swift. >> the taylor swift constituency important to his political career. the vmas didn't disappoint. but the weather is the stop
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story. soaking rains down south and extreme heat. kerry sanders is in clearwater, florida. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. we have had rain already here this morning. it's likely to get worse later today. folks are preparing in the tampa bay region for what they know will be a lot of tropical moisture coming from the remnants of erika. sandbagging is already under way in part because in the last 60 days they had 27 and a half inches of rain here. they have already experienced floods. the ground is saturated. problems. there is already street flooding in tampa. desoto county already cancelled school today in anticipation of flooding. caribbean. on dominica, 20 people died and

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