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her handcuffs and took off. then she went bar hopping and stole someone's phone and wallet. police say she used stolen credit cards to make purchases. >> are you really pregnant? >> yeah. >> i had like a beer. >> how come you were drinking if you're pregnant w because i was so beat up and he's pushing my stomach as we speak. >> newman is the fourth prisoner to escape officers this summer. new this morning, we're hearing more of the incredible story from an american hero who helped stopped a terror attack in france. anthony sadler appeared on "the tonight show" to talk with jimmy fallon. sadler is one of three americans who took down ayyoub he will canaan i. he was asleep when the f sst shot was fire but jumped into action with his friends. the takedown lasted just a minute or two. >> spencer hopped on him. a few seconds later, me and alec were there and beat him down a
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little bit. [ applause ] >> yeah. beat him down a little bit. i mean, this guy -- >> sadler also told fallon that becoming a hero was purely by chance. he admits they a ost missed the train because they were having too much fun in amsterdam. you were hear more of his interview on the "today" show at 7:00 a.m. one of those situations where you're meant to be in the place where you are. >> three great guys. could we have gotten three better all-american bachelors? >> i don't think so. >> heroic action. >> we appreciate them for sure. time for a check of weather and traffic on the 4s. check in with chris cimino as we go through this week, chris. >> going through another steamy day today. we'll turn the corner eventually by the end of the week. another steamy one today. another day of heat and humidity. we're starting out in the 60s in most suburbs. it's a little cooler in the burbs this morning. afternoon temperatures around 90 degrees. get relief at the coast with a sea breeze kicking in.
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the warm spot in the city, 75. the sky is mostly clear. some clouds will mix with sun at times. getting to the 90-ish degree mark in the afternoon. little after 5:05. find out if there are any trouble spots. no major trouble spots. we have 12 detours out there on the buses. most of the boroughs with the exception of staten island. if you are getting on the trains, they all look good. met tro-north, lirr, new jersey trans ipt and -- no delays or service changes. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. >> thank you, lauren. >>th> there's a new survey released this morning and it shows that many american catholics do not share the same views as the church. mo were than half of those surveyed by the pewkresearch center n't consider divorce to be a sin. many said they thought it was acceptable for couples to live gether outside of marriage. we'll have the full results of that survey on our website, nbcnewyork.com. that survey comes w ks
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fore pope francis' visit to the united states. this morning, we have new informat n about a major event just added to his schedule here in new york city. "today in new york's" kerry barrett is here with that. kerry, good morning. >> an exciting time, especially for catholics. he's goi to be in new york city september 24th and 25th. but we've just learned that his visit will include a procession through the western side of central park on the 25th at 2:00 that afternoon. his motorcade ill travel south fr om 72nd street to 60th street alongest drive. the idea is to saah ee this popular pope. however, you need a ticket. there are tens of thousands of tickets available to new york state residents. you have to enter a lottery to get them. to enter, head to the city's website or call 311 starting tomorrow afternoon at 3:00. then the winners will be notified next week. i believe on the 9th. in the meantime, the chair that
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pope francis will use for mass at madison square garden it being delivered later this morning. it was built i to a garage last month in port chester by immigrants and day laborers. there's a reason they were osen. >> wouldn't it be good if we could have some people who are particularly close to the heart of pope francis, some are immigrant workers. >> it's more than a chair. the chair will be unveiled this morning at 10:00. that mass is scheduled for september 25th at 6:00 p.m. darl thene? >> kerry, thank you. with the pope's visit weeks away, head to nbcnewyork.com to ad much more about the trip and see the pope's schedule. it is 5:08. happening today, secretary of state john kerry tries to drum up support for the nuclear deal with iran. kerry's going to deliver a speech in philadelphia. he's insisted that deal does
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block all pathways to a nuclear weapon for iran. it also makes, he says, the middle east region safer. the massive data hack of government employees will be costing taxpayers millions of dollars. the office of personnel management will spend $133 wmillion on identity protection services. 21 million members of the military, government employees, contractors, along with their children all had their personal information stolen. the u.s. blames chinese hackers for the breach. in today's cnbc money report, wall street's hoping to rebound from another day of losses. the dow, the s&p 500, the nasdaq all fell by nearly 3% yesterday. all amid concerns about china's economy. whether it be overseas market are another occasion, could be another tough day. astian markets opened first and saw a roller coaster ride of gains and losses. most of the major markets fell by less than 1%. amazon stepping up its game in the streaming video competition.
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the online retailer is now allowing prime members to download some shows or movies on streaming video service to watch off line. the shows will be downloadable to apple co and android phones and tablets. others offer streaming content only. it's 5:09 now. ahead, when donald trump will be back on nbc. plus, a new jersey marine kes a public request. he asks his celebrity crush out on a special date. how she responded. >> okay. and as lee ak the grand central parkway there, it's heating up once again today. weather and traffic on the 4s. you're watching "today in new york."
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wojciechowski. here are four things to know. breaking news in new jersey. three people are dead in a house fire in long branch. "today in new york's" tracie strahan is on the scene. she will have onlive update in minutes. we have a recall to talk about this morning.
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these iphone chargers sold at charlotte russe stores can overheat. one report of it catching on fire. the new app arro launches today. it will let anyone book a yellow or green cab from their smartphone. givenchy is giving away tickets to its new york fashion week show. here's the website ta visit. you can register starting at 10:00 in morning. so exciting. see the big shows for fashion week. >> that's definitely a treat. >> i'm going dre ed as lagerfeld with the wig and glasses. >> i think you should. you either get in or get arrested one or the other, right? either way, it's an exciting day. >> make sure he's out of town that week. i don't think he will be. let's get to the weather headlines. more heat and humidity through
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tomorrow. could be a morning shower on friday. that's the fly in the ointment. late thursday night, early friday, couple of scattered showers. looks on target to be fantastic for the weekend. lots of sunshine. starting out comfortable and heat up by the time we get to monday. 74 in chelsea. dyker heights at 73. 69 degrees in staten island. it's a cool 59 in morristown. 63 in bridgeport. a lot of the suburbs in the 60s. up toward monticello this morning at 61 degrees as well. pollen report, a lot of -- very high, ragweed, it's moderate and the mold spore count at a moderate level as well. you see high clouds sitting off to the south of us. we'll get a few clouds that mix in with sunshine. no organized areas -- or cloud cover nearby. this front doesn't quite make it out here. there's going to be a front that drops down from the north to northeast. that comes in later thursday into friday. it will knock down the temperatures and the humidity to start the labor day weekend and
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brheing us somewhat cooler temperatures. looking forward to at this point. future tracker, patchy clouds at 1:00. notice, no rain. again, just a mix of clouds and hazy sunshine. close to 90. especially inland spots. cooler on the coast. tonight, in fine shape. a partly cloudy sky. tomorrow, patchy clouds around. could be fog around in a few locations early in the morning. no rain of consequence tomorrow either. later in the day, well to the north and west towards the evening, a spotty shower. tomorrow, pretty much rain-free. friday morning, there could be a spot shower or thunderstorm as a front drops down. you can see from the north, the showers get pushed back further to the wes as high pressure comes down from new england. that will lockdown the helidity and the temperatures. shorecast today in the mid-80s in the jersey shore to low to mid-80s. 1 to 2 feet is the wave height. uv index, patchy clouds and still high. no advisories posted and rip kurntd current risk is low today. 91 tomorrow.
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late-day thunderstorm. better chance of a shower friday morning. suwhn develops in the afternoon. humidity comes down friday. looks comfortable. saturday looks beautiful too. we start to add on a few degrees. let's find out if the commute is giving us any headaches this morning. lauren, what's the latest? >> not too many headaches this morning. lots of green traffic flows. connecticut no slowdowns. north of the city to staten island, we have slowdowns because of ongoing roadwork. eastbound between 440, the west shore expressway and bradley avenue, two lanes closed and westbound from slosson avenue to richmond avenue. an accident on route 18 or 36 westbound before you goat route 18. there are minor delays in this area. otherwise, things look good. on the trains, no delays or service changes. you need to move your car today. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. the next weather and traffic update on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you very much. now to decision 2016.
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a new face will be on the stage when the republican presidential candidates gather for the next debate. nbc's tracie potts is in washington with that. has to do with polls and what polls you use and when they were taken, tracie. >> exactly. carly fiorina and her supporters successfully argued that the polls taken after the last debate should be given more weight. initially, cnn told her no, now they're telling her yes. huge news. i'm in the debate carly fiorina tweets supporters. she thanks ben carson and donald trump for helping make it happen. cnn changed the rules giving fiorina a spot on stage after weeks of complaints that polls before the last debate were being weighed too heavily. fiorina got a bump after that debate. now she'll go head to head with the top ten, including jeb bush. he's attacking donald trump is too liberal on abortion and health care.
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>> this is a guy who is not a conservative. >> john kasich is promising a major government shakeup. revamping how washington works. >> language matters. you have to be careful about the way you talk about these things and you have to be rational. >> reporter: elsewhere on the campaign trail, rick santorum abashing the iran nuclear deal. >> we have an agreement to put our country in grave danger. >> he vows not to hold up budget bills over funding planned parenthood. >> i think that's a profoundly irresponsible position. >> reporter: back sort of on the campaign trail. joe biden hasn't said that he's running, there's a lot of talk about it. it's worth mentioning that he'll be down in miami today talking about the iran deal. >> tracie, thank you very much.
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we have more news from the trail. because the donald is coming back to nbc. not for his old show. donald trump will join jimmy fallon on "the tonight show" on september 11th. the outspoken gop presidential candidate is set to sit down, maybe even slow jam with jimmy to cap the premiere week. it will be donald trump's first late night appearance since announcing his candidacy in june. ronda rousey is making a soldier's dream come true. she accepted his invitation to the marine corps birthday ball. >> you are my celebrity crush. i love everything you do. i think you are a phenomenal person. it's why it would be my honor to take you to the marine corps ball. >> 22-year-old u.s. marine jared hastert posted this video last thursday. a few days later, rouse ee said she will go to the ball but, "he's got to be a gentleman."
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>> i'm sure he will be. was always going to be. she's super cool. i think they'll have a great time. nice thing that she did. 5:20. it's still causing a lot of excitement in studio 3-c. big news for fans of breakfast. they went in through the roof and made off with a huge haul. the jewelry store heist police need help solving. a tennis player catches a catnap in the middle of a match. we'll let you know whether he won or lost. york" team on facebook and we'll be right back. d be ready. but demand for our cocktail bitters was huge. i could feel our deadlines racing towards us.
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5:23. 75 degrees out on this wednesday morning. well, you can soon have mcmuffins all day long. yeah. mcdonald's will start offering all-day breakfast nationwide beginning october 6th. they will offer a limited number. including sausage burritos, hotcakes and egg mcmuffins or biscuit sandwiches. that's what i'm talking about. there's word that they're doing
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away with liquid margarine and bringing in real butter for biscuits, bagels and english muffins. >> what are we doing here? >> i love mcdonald's breakfast. i remember going when i used to live in another town. i would race to the drive-through at like 10:20. the woman at the window would be like it's 10:30, sorry. no, it's not. it's 10:27. >> there's got to be a mcmuffin sitting there under the heater. >> can i girl get a biscuit? >> if this girl can't get a biscuit, nobody can. but it's good to know. round the clock. i like it. meantime, holding on to summer. even we're into climatological fall. 89 expected high in the city. we'll see 90 degree or better temperatures in some neighborhoods, especially inland. cooler at the coast. tonight, a muggy night. partly cloudy. low temperatures mid-70s. we look at the labor day
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weekend, looking good. check out the sun symbols. start out comfortable on saturday. humidity still not bad. but then it gets steamy for labor day itself. near 90. everybody in the pool so to speak. it looks very good. >> lauren, what's happening? >> it's not causing a delay. just something to take note of on the hutch northbound by king street. a truck struck the overpass there. it's on the shoulder. they're in the process of off-loading that truck. keep that in mind if you're headed that way. a live look at the turnpike in greenwich. smooth sailing out there. connecticut in good shape. most of the roads in our area. pretty nice wednesday morning. player earning the reputation as tennis' bad boy. did something you probably have never seen at the u.s. open. >> wake the guy up. brad, wake him up.
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>> that's nick kirg owes. >> he's a relaxed tennis competitor. >> being awake matters when you're trying to win. it's 5:26. just ahead. action taken after allegations of hazing involving a local high school football team. plus, police say this man was mad about construction noise. what they say, though, that he did that landed him behind bars. >> reporter: and i'm tracie strahan live in long branch new jersey where authorities are working to confirm reports of three people killed in a late-night house fire. get the latest on what's happening now coming up. if you're about to head out the door, take us with you. keep watching "today in new york." download the "news 4 new york" app on your mobile device right now. we'll be right back.
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breaking news in new jersey. three people killed in a fire overnight. what investigators are telling us. plus, a manhunt under way right now. police say this man attacked a woman as she walked into her apartment. and new this morning, a crash involving a police car on long island. several are injured and also arrested you're watching "today in new york." good morning everyone. it's wednesday morning. it is september 2nd. i'm darlene rodriguez.
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i'm michael gargiulo. storm team 4's chris cimino here with the forecast. heat wave levels today, where will we be? >> very close. yesterday we made it to three in a row with a 90-degree temperature. inland spots could get to 90 or better. we're starting out in the city as the warm spot by far. it's 75 degrees. 60s nearby suburbs. lower 60s so even a few upper 50s to the north and west. comfortable north and west of the city early on. it gets muggy once again today. hazy sunshine, clouds mixing in. from the 70s to the mid-80s. 90 within reach tomorrow. we'll talk about that. then it breaks. seven-day forecast just ahead. here's lauren with the update on the commute. >> thanks, chris. overall, the roads are looking pretty good. the garden state parkway, here's what it looks like by exit 136. you'll see it's smooth sailing out there. really no slowdowns. most of the construction has wrapped up. we do have a slight issue on the trains.
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long island railroad has one or two trains out of penn station right now that are either being held or originating in jamaica. that's because of signal problems in the east river tunnels. there's no major delays. we'll keep a close eye on that and weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> thanks, lauren. breaking news in new jersey, three people died in a fire in long branch. tracie strahan is there with more. tracie? >> reporter: darlene, we're working to confirm reports that a mother, father and their two children lived inside of the home here on jolene avenue. but, we do know from authorities that one person from that group is in critical condition. from the outside, it's hard to tell that a two-alarm fire even broke out here. but that's exactly what happened after midnight on jolene avenue. sources tell us that police officers were actually the first on the scene. but flames made the attempts to get inside extremely difficult. now, again, sources are telling news 4 that three people were
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killed inside of that fire. officials say crews had major difficulty getting upstairs. >> tried their hardest to get up to the second floor where they thought there was some people. couldn't get up there until the fire trucks got on scene, that happened shortly thereafter. they put the fire out as quickly as possible. >> reporter: witnesses say at one point they were using like a battering ram or some type of device to get inside of the front door. but even the flames and the smoke kept crews far away for a very long time. again, one person in critical condition. treated at a local hospital. you can see the fire is under control, darlene. with the investigation under way, that's the reason the chair of the department and the prosecutor's office are still on the scene. back to you. >> tracie strahan, thank you. new this morning on long island, a chain reaction crash involving a police car. it began with a traffic stop on
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route 347 in hauppauge. during that stop, the officers found heroin inside the car. while they were standing outside the car, another crashed into them injuring the officers and the drug suspects. the driver of the car that caused the crash doesn't have a license. several charges are being filed. this morning, the football program is on hold at one staten island school and it's because of an alleged hazing incident. according to the staten island advance, junior varsity and the varsity practices at susan wagner high school have been suspended. some were hit with a broom handle while away at an upstate training camp. an investigation is under way. a pellet gun attack. 26-year-old timothy burzynski is facing assault and weapons charges. police say he shot a construction worker in the back. they say burzynski fired a
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pellet gun from the window of his home in merrick because he was annoyed by construction noise. the worker is recovering. new this morning, the spacecraft on the way to the international space station. it lifted off a few hours ago from the launchpad in kazakhstan and expected to reach the space station on friday. on board the spacecraft are three ags astronauts, one from kazakhstan, one from russia and one from denmark. the first one to travel into space. 5:34 right now. time to check weather and traffic on the 4s. might want to head into space after dealing with 90-degree temperatures, right, for several days in a row? >> cool off a little bit up there. eventually, it will cool off here. what to expect today. another steamy day with heat and humidity building. it's starting out more comfortable in the suburbs. generally, the lower 60s showing up. in the city, the mid-70s. afternoon temperatures, 80s to low 90s.
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there will be relief on the coast. a sea breeze kicking in. warm spot at 75 degrees. you're watching it from a lot of the suburbs. 85 by noon. a few clouds mixing in. forecast high in the city. may fall shy of a heat wave at 89 degrees. let's find out as you head out the door what you're facing commutewise. >> the roads look pretty good. a hudson-bergen light rail commuter, there are scattered delays on northbound trains due to equipment problems. otherwise, newark light rail looks good, river line doing fine. nj transit. if you're getting on the buses, lots of bus detours. three of them. earlier there were a lot. now it's just the three. you need to move your cars today. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. the next weather and traffic update on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you very much. police are investigating a frightening crime in washington heights. the woman attacked as she opened the door to her apartment. "today in new york's" katherine creag is on 172nd street with a look at the suspect. kat? >> reporter: michael, we just
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talked with a woman who has lived in washington heights her whole life. she said that this is scary knowing that suspect is out there. she said that she hopes someone might recognize his video. the videos are linked by the nypd just hours ago. this is video taken of the suspect. it was taken less than an hour after he attacked a 33-year-old woman over the weekend. this past sunday at 1:00 a.m., the suspect followed the victim into the elevator of her apartment building on west 172nd street near broadway. the victim stepped off of the elevator on to her floor. the suspect followed her and grabbed her and tried to rape her. the victim fought back, got into her apartment, locked the door and called police. one woman we talked to earlier said this. >> i'm scared for women. i'm 52 years of age and i have a young daughter who is 33 with her own family. i look around. i am aware of my own
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environment. >> reporter: in the video, you can see the suspect wearing a baseball cap, red shirt and jeans. michael, after the attack, he took off running. for viewers and anyone out there, if you want to look at the individual yoed video again, it's on nbcnewyork.com. >> thank you very much. a suspect who attacked a 15-year-old boy who answered a knock at his door in new jersey. the man you see in the sketch forced his way into the house. the boy's house, kissed him and tried to take off his clothes. it happened in wayne last month. the teen managed to fight the man off. the attacker got away in this beige-colored extended cab pickup. the legendary wrestler jimmy superfly nuke snuka is released on bail. he was arrested in the death of his girlfriend more than 30 years ago. he's charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. prosecutors say he beat his then girlfriend, brooklyn native nancy argentino to death in a pennsylvania hotel.
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this was back in 1983. the case, though, was reopened two years ago. prosecutors say snuka's own autobiography is part of the evidence. >> the grand jury reviewed some 37 exhibits, including hospital and physician reports, police reports, video and audio recordings and ex certificates superfly. the jimmy snuka story. >> snuka is now 72 years old. he's recovering from stomach cancer. prosecutors say bail is set at $100,000 because they don't see him as a flight risk. they don't want taxpayers on the hook for his medical bills. police are looking for the thieves behind a sophisticated burglary at a bronx jewelry store. two of the suspects caught on camera inside the jewelers on fordham road. police say they cut a hole in the roof to get into the shop and cut a hole in the store's safe. they took more than $100,000 in jewelry and cash.
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investigators say the thieves seem to know what they were after because they only took gold and left the silver behind. it is 5:39. two new jersey daycare workers have been fired for allegedly trying to create ate fight club for young children. the workers were teaching assistants at the lightbridge academy. prosecutors say 28-year-old chanese white and erica kenny urged young children to fight on the playground, then they videoed the brawls and shared them on social media. >> we are completely appalled with this incident. as a mom, i understand those feelings. >> the videos contain pictures of the kids, ages 4 to 6, fighting and being instigated. >> no children were injured in what prosecutors believe was a one-time incident. the two former workers expected to be in court to answer child abuse charges on friday. it's 5:39. just ahead, the city that's in the running to bring the
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olympics back to the u.s. plus, hot and bothered. we're going to tell you what happened that left a metro-north train with passengers on board. this was their scene as they're trying to get home. it got stranded. our heat wave may end this morning. that doesn't mean it will be cool. weather and traffic on the 4s is coming up. you're watching "today in new york."
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live look at the hamilton bridge. traffic moving nicely. los angeles is now officially a candidate to host the 2024 olympics. u.s. olympic committee made the announce president yesterday and said the l.a. city council voted unanimously in favor of the bid. comes two weeks after the international olympic committee's deadline for 2024 olympic submissions. l.a. has a lot of experience because they hosted the olympics in 1932 and in 1984. >> we'll see. >> good weather. >> i mean, it's perfect weather for sure. >> traffic must be great for the olympics i. >> can you imagine?
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>> you leave monday for something to get to on thursday. that's pretty much how that works out. just saying. but the weather is nice out there. turns l.a.-ish towards the start of the weekend. still feels tropical out there. the suburbs cooler. 75 degrees with a cloudy sky. no wind to be found out there right now with this clear sky. the clear sky in the burbs allow the temperatures to drop off. 62 in hillsborough. cooler to the north and west. morristown at 59. 61 poughkeepsie and in danbury as well. the further away from the city, much more comfortable this morning. even there, things heat up while we start out in the mid-70s in town. air quality alert stays in effect for the entire state of new jersey. portions of the low end of fairfield county and connecticut as well. again, between 11:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. air quality levels
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could get that way. no rain to be found anywhere within probably several hundreds of miles if not a thousand miles to the west. there will be a back door front from new england thursday night and friday. that will bring a change to the pattern and cool us down a little bit and make it more comfortable. it will kick off a shower or thunderstorm especially thursday night and friday morning. a hot start continuing. 89, warm and muggy. 60s in the suburbs. tonight is dry. no rain to worry about if you're heading on out. tomorrow again, basically dry. maybe a late thunderstorm well to the north and west. a steamy one with a high of 91 degrees. as we check it out, the uv forecast with a few clouds in the mix. it is high. it's september. you can still burn about 20, 25 minutes. make sure to protect yourself with a high spf. the phillies and mets going at it. rubber game of the series. warm and humid. another nice summery night nor a ball game. not a fall night so far. friday, could be april few morning showers possible.
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they actually get nudged back inland as high pressure comes in from the north and east. the wind turns to the north and east. it's comfortable friday night into saturday. start out in the low or mid-80s. we're back close to 90 degrees again come labor day. labor day is late this year. near 90 again today and tomorrow. better chance of an early shower. heating up sunday and steamy monday and tuesday of next week. let's see if troubles are heating up on the roads. lauren has the latest. >> thanks. we have delays this morning southbound on the harlem river drive. there's roadwork that shuts down a lane by the willis avenue bridge. delays continue to build through here. once you're past it, things moving nicely on the fdr drive. they cleared it early today. a live look outside at the inbound side of the lincoln tunnel. still in for a nice ride there. then we'll head over to this is long island expressway out in queens.
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this is approaching the greenpoint avenue exit. it's a bit of a backup there. no reports of an accident. on the trains, everything looks good there as well. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you. 5:47 right now. an intense manhunt heads into a second day for three suspects who gunned down a police officer. here's new video from overnight of the search around the suburban chicago community of fox lake. local, state and federal agencies including the atf and fbi are helping in the search. 52-year-old lieutenant charles joseph gliniewicz was shot and killed tuesday morning chasing three men he thought were behaving suspiciously. meanwhile, a new jersey lawmaker is renewing his call to bring back the death penalty for the murder of law enforcement officers in the line of duty. republican ron dancer cited the recent killings. the bill is stalled in the assembly for more than four years.
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hollywood alaska actor went into action. you may recognize him from movies and tv. he raced it help a neighbor. flames broke out in the building around 4:30. baker had just returned home when he heard an alarm and saw smoke coming from his neighbor's apartment. >> banged on the door and shouted her name. i opened the door, i was surprised to find it open. there was flames everywhere and smoke coming out at me. i had to slam the door. >> baker called 9-1-1. when firefighters arrived, they pulled the woman from her burning apartment. at last check, she was in serious condition. happening today, an announcement expected to resolve the litigation against cooper union and possibly bring back free tuition again. the engineering school in the eastville raj was sued after it started charging students tuition last year. eric schneiderman is expected to announce april deal to end the lawsuit. according to reports, the deal
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would look at ways of restoring possibly the free tradition tuition. >> metro-north riders had a commute they won't forget any time soon. they were stranded on a sweltering train for more than an hour last night. photos sent to us by an "nbc nightly news" producer who was on the train. the front engine shutdown. photos show the conductor and others handing out emergency water. the train was eventually toed to 125th street. safety regulators say more than 19 million cars have defective takata airbags that need to be replaced. the national traffic highway safety administration says 4 million cars have defective airbags. both the driver and passenger sides. cars containing the airbags were recalled earlier this year. only a small fraction of those recalled cars are now fix the. some democrat dramatic video
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surfaced of a steam pipe explosion in california. we want to warn you, it's shocking. the worker involved did survive. the construction worker was climbing out of the pipe when suddenly an explosion shot him into the air. it happened last september. it was released, though, yesterday as part of a legal dispute with the construction company. the man in the video is badly injured and never did trourn return to his job. still to come, warnings about our heart health. an uber driver goes above and beyond. what happened in the back seat of his car? don't forget to follow us on facebook and twitter. darlene4ny. michaelg4ny. you're watching "today in new york."
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hearts that are older than their biological putting them at risk for heart attack or stroke. the average heart age for an adult male is eight years older than their actual age compared to five years older for women. got to pay attention to heart health and do heart healthy things. diet, exercise. >> number one killer of people in this country. it's a problem. everybody has to know their numbers is what they say. >> that's right. there you go. >> all the things about your heart. >> you don't want to be -- >> no. >> that starts to matter when you get to a certain age. >> reverse would be nicer. our numbers we have to follow today, talking about a heat wave. 90 degrees yesterday. headed to three in a row. we may not make it today. we could. 89 is the forecast high. only takes one to get to 90. it's a day that will be muggy and steamy with sunshine mixing with clouds. a muggy night tonight. lows to the mid-70s. 60s one more time in the
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suburbs. one more real hot one tomorrow and then it turns very nice to start the holiday weekend. >> lauren, how are you doing? >> i'm doing well. but the long island railroad is not. unfortunately, this just in. service suspended eastbound as well as limited westbound service. this is between jamaica and penn station due to signal troubles and the east river tunnels. new york city transit is cross-honoring on the e and the 7 subway lines. you'll have to get on one of those. keep a close eye on this one. we have delays on northbound trains for hudson-bergen light rail because of equipment problems. otherwise, light rail is moving along just fine. >> lauren, thank you. a new jersey newborn made a dramatic arrival thanks to law enforcement officers and an uber driver. the hoboken woman was heading into the city monday to the hospital where she planned to give birth. but her baby girl had different ideas. by the time the uber car reached the mouth of the lincoln tunnel,
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things started happening quickly. the driver flagged down port authority police. >> all i hear is she was screaming, telling me i had contractions every minute. >> she pushed and next thing you know, there it was, baby girl. >> after the baby's early arrival, she and her mom were rushed to st. luke's roosevelt hospital. we're told they're doing fine. this was the second baby that the driver has delivered while working for the port authority. >> very calm. all first responders taught what to do and sometimes they have to do that. coming up next at 6:00 a.m., a rule change for the next republican debate. why it will allow a new face to take the main stage. also at 6:00 a.m., a consumer alert. thousands of cases of corn being pulled from store shelves over health concerns. if you're about to head out the door, take us wuchlt keep watching. download the "news 4 new york" app on your mobile device right now.
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. anthony sadler, ladies and a crash on long island sends several people to the hospital. two of the victims are police officers. plus, the american hero who helped stop a terror attack in france. new details about the takedown during a visit to "the tonight show." "today in new york" starts now. the word hero thrown around a lot. but in this case -- >> real thing. >> absolutely. good morning everyone. it's wednesday morning. it's september 2nd. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. let's check in with storm team 4 chris cimino. chris, not quite technically the heat wave hot. >> don't get to 90, it breaks the heat wave. we're talking 89. haze, heat and humidity with us again today.
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80 is the normal high. we're still well above normal at 89 degrees. cooler in the suburbs early on this morning. could be p chy fog. 74 in the city right now. 85 by noon. mix of sun and clouds and forecasting a high of 89 degrees. the rest of your seven-day forecast, including the holiday weekend coming up. let's check on the commute with lauren. >> thanks, chris. long island railroad commuters, gnal problems no the east river tunnels, limited westbound service between jamaica and penn. right now they're cross-honoring on the e and 7 subway lines. that will be the way you need to get around. plan for extra time. i'll keep you posted on this. on the roads, we have an accident out there on route 36. this is out by route 18. it is affecting the road in both directions. an overturned vehicle out there. we'll have more weather and traffic on the 4s. >> thank you very much, lauren. we're following breaking news in new jersey. three people dead following an early house fire in long branch.
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tracie strahan is there with the latest on the story we broke first on nbcnewyork.com. tracie, you're there. what are officials saying? >> reporter: darlene, we're hearing it's a family of four that lived inside of the home. if you look down jolene avenue right now, it's really hard to tell that anything happened here. there's no apparent damage from the outside. but you can see crews are still on the scene. they're saying that the heavy flames and smoke from that two-alarm fire likely kept them trapped inside. we'll show you what happened just after midnight here on jolene avenue. sources say this happened at a home to >> a mother, a father and their two children. witnesses say they watched as emergency crews were for d to break down the front door of the ho mme to get inside. then they described what they saw afterwards. >> i did see them performing cpr with someone on the ground. it seemed as though two of the firemen were overcome with
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smoke. relatives of the family was here and weep were trying to help her and calm her down and trying to reassure her. with all that of going on. >> reporter: the monmouth county fire department confirms that one person from the group is in critical condition at this hour. that person was transported to a local hospital. didn't take long to get the fire under control. they have operations under way now trying to ust get a handle on the home. see if it is structurally sound. the sheriff's department still on the scene here at this hour. back to you. >> tracie strahan. thank you. new this morning on long island, police have arrested a driver in a multivehicle crash that left two officers and two other people injured. they say orvin antonio gabriel slammed into n unoccupied police vehicle last night at route 347 and hauppauge. the car then struck the officers and a man and a woman standing
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police say they recovcoed heroin during that stop. gabriel charged with driving without a license. wrestling hall of famer, jimmy superfly snuka is accused in a cold case murder from more than 30 years ago. snuka was arrested and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. prosecutors say he beat his then girlfriend nancy argentino to death in a pennsylvania hotel room in 1983. the case was reopened two years ago. among the grand jury evidence, snuka's own autobiography. >> the grand jury reviewed some 37 exhibits, including hospital and physician reports, police reports, video and audio recordings and excerpts from the defendant's autobiography entitled "superfly" the jimmy snuka story. >> snuka now 72 and rrcovering from stomach cancer. her 's free on $100,000 bail. prosecutors say it was set low because they don't see him as a flight risk and do not want taxpayers on the hook for his
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medical bills. all right. it's 6:04. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. we're going to check in with chris cimino. chris, relief on the way at some point. >> two more days of the heat and humid. friday, much better shape. much like yesterday morning, areas of patchy fog. focusing on eastern long island. two miles at islip but a quarter mile in farmingdale and down to a quarter mile in morristown. this will be the case up until shortly dfter sunrise. we have about another hour or so wh to go. then the fog dissipates. there are pockets of dense fog out itthere. 74 in the city right now. 're the warm spot. a lot of 650s in the suburbs. the middle 80s at noon. foreca ing a high of 89 degrees. could see another 90-degree day tomorrow. details on the commute from ms. scala. >> if you're just tuning in, eastbound trains not moving out of penn station for lirr and onlimited service between jamaica
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and penn station because of signal problems in the east river tunnel. the e train and 7 train will oss-honor tickets. i'll keep you posted on that. if you're getting on the roads, delays southbound on the harlem river drive-by the willis avenue bridge with construction blocking a lane. staten island, roadwork in both directions this morning. still by bradley avenue. a slow ride eastbound and westbound delays are searting to pick up as well. you do need to move your cars today, alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. more weather and traffic on 49s. >> thank you, lauren. two former daycare workers in new jersey trying to cree alt a fight club for young children. osecutors say the children as young as four years old were encouraged to fight at the lightbridge academy in cran ford. erica kenny and chanese white urged them to fight and videoed the brawls and shared them on social media. >> we're completely appalled with the incident. as a mom, i understand those feelings.
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>> the videos contain pictures of the kids, ages 4 to 6, fighting. and being instigated. >> no c ldren ere injured in what prosecutors believe was a one-time incident. but the two former workers are expected to be in court friday to answer child abuse charges. happening now, police in illinois are scouring a suburban chicago community for three suspects who gunned down a police officer. law enforcement officials are vowing to continue the search around the commute of fox lake until the three men are found. 52-year-old lieutenant charles joseph gliniewicz was shot and killed tuesday morning. it happened as the veteran was chasing three men he found to be behaving suspiciously. happ lag today, secretary of state john kerry tries to drum up more support for the nuclouear agreement with iran. kerry will deliver a speech in philadelphia. he's insisted that the deal blocks pathways to a nuclear weapon for iran and also makes othe middle east safer.
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this morning, in the cnbc money report, investors trying to remain optimistic following the latest plunge on wall street. cnbc's landon dowdy is watching it for us this morning. landon, good morning. >> darlene, good morning to you. we're trying to do the same hethre. wall street looks to call back losses from tuesday's big selloff. futures are pointing to a higher open. stocks fell sharply out of china. asian markets were lower overnight with hong kong closing at a two-year low. europe is n the red this morning. but also suffering the worst start to any month since march of 2009. the worst start in september since 2002. it's 470-point drop is the third worst this year. the other two happened in the past ten sessions. oil prices niarly 9% on monday. gave back all of the gains. near $44 a barrel. look for reports on private sector jobs, factory orders. darlene, the futures are up more
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than 100 points. looks like we are headed for a rebound today. but we still have 3 1/2 hours until the open. we'll see. >> we'll see. landon, thank you. meantime, taxpayers will be oting a $133 millitn bill and it's all because of that massive data breach of the government's office of personnel management. the money will go towards identity protection services for the 21 million members of the military. vernment employees, contractors along with their children. so far it doesn't apppt that data is being used to open any new lines of credit for people as often is the case. the u.s. is blaming hackers in china for that breach. >> new this morning, one of the three americans who helped stop a terror attack in france is talking about what happened. anthony sadler appeared on "the tonight show" to speak with jimmy fallon. he and his friends helped take down terrorist ayoub el khazzani.
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he said it happenedy chance because they almost missed the train. >> we almost stayed because we were having so much fun. >> you're in amsterdam because it's so pretty there. >> it's beautiful. >> it is beautiful. you can hear more from sadler on the "today" show coming up at 7:00 a.m. >> those guys are great. new this morning, three more astr auts on the way to the international space station traveling on board the soyuz spacecraft. blasted off hurs ago. ship expected to reach the space station on friday. no americans aboard this ride. one is from kazakhstan, another from russia and the 1/3 from denmark. the first astronaut from denmark. >> congratulations. safe travels. >>ce> next, changing the rules. why a new republican kaifd will take the stage in the upcoming debate. later, we may call it pope in the park.
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. it's 6:13. four things to know this morning. following breaking news in new jersey. at least three people are dead following an early fire in long branch. a fourth person is in critical condition. no word yet on what sparked the fire. 10,000 cases of frozen corn will being recalled over listeria fears. the frozen cut corn was dianstributed under the wildwood market basketo brands. you can find more information on our website, nbcnewyork.com. los angeles is now officially a candidate to host
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the 2024 olympics. los angeles previously hosted in 1932 and 1984. mcdonald's will start offering all-day breakfast nationwide. not starting until october 6th. the chain will offer a limited number of all-day breakfast items. they will include sausage burritos. hotcakes and either egg mcmuffins or biscuit sandwiches. >> sounds great. >> sounds good to me. that's your calorie count for the whole day. >> that's right. >> however, it's delicious. 6:14. time for weathat and traffic on the 4s. chris, good morning. >> some things are worth the indulgence indulgence. >> i like it. we're on a roll. not a good roll. that's typical. to have 54 in a row. putting pressure. easily 55. we get there again tomorrow. the way it a weers.
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the last time was july 9th we didn't make it. we're looking at hot weather through tomorrow. labor day weekend looks great. it should stay dry and comfortable before it's team steamy. mold spore count moderate. the three irritants are out there for the allergy sufferers and stayed that there. 74 in the park. 73 in mill basin. seeing 60s across long island. visibility eastern long isla , come down near zero in some locations. ar tchy fog in sussex and morristown. quarter mile visibility in morristown last hour where the temperatures cooled to 59 degrees there. early on this morning, patches of fog and low clouds. a mix of clouds a low sunshine. more clouds to the south and more sun to the north. better chance of hitting 90 to the north and west. overnight tonight, it's quiet. muggy conditions tomorrow morning.
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areas of patchy fog. sunshine mixing with clouds. it stays to the north of us. a cold front will back down from the north t on friday morning with more clouds. couple of spotty showers. they swing through right there. notice typically weather moves from left to right or west to east. the showers move into pennsylvania. we'll start to see more sunshine by friday afternoon and notice the humidity come down. 89 steamy degrees though in the city today. 89 central new jersey. cooler out east with lower 80s. the seven-day forecast shows the temperatures backing down to 83 on friday. wn to the low and mid-60s at night. that will feel good. saturday, beautiful day for anything outdoors. heating up sunday on 88. near 90 on monday. lower 90s by tuesday. summer is not quitting. let's find out about the commute heading outdoors. eastbound service is suspended right now between penn station and jamaica. limited westbound service from jamaica into penn.
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the e train an the 7 train are cross-honoring lirr tickets. no issues on the trains. i'll keep you posted on this. eastern spur northbound on the ramp to exit 18e, there's an accident blocking two lanes. delays are starting to build. as far as getting into your hudson river crossings, delays are no more than five minutes. the harlem river drive, southbound by the willis aefr bridge, construction blocking a lane. still out there. delays continue to grow through here. the staten island expressway just a big old mess with the construction out there. you can see delays back to the west shore expressway. i'll show you what it looks like. bradley avenue past victory, the entire eastbound staten island expressway looks like this. leave yourself a lot of extra time. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. the next update on the 4s. 6:17 now. now to the latest in decision 2016. there will be a new face on the stage when the republican candidates face off in their second debate.
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kerry barrett is here with details. >> cnn is amending their rules to make this happen. republican candidate carly fiorina up in the polls after the last debate successfully lobbied the network to change its rules and allow her a place on that stage. she tweeted the announcement. huge news, i'm in the debate. she thanked ben carson and donald trump for helping to make it happen. cnn changed the rules giving her a spot on the stage after weeks of complaints that the polls were being weighed too heavily. rather than wait all of the national polls beginning in mid-july, the new rules say that any candidate who ranks in the top ten during polling between august 6th and september 10th will be included. so it's a shorter time span. cnn discussed the changes with the republican national committee. it's fully supportive. now she will go head to head with the top ten. once again, that debate september 16th. it is at the reagan library in simi valley, california. >> kerry, thank you.
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the donald is returning to nbc. but not to his old show celebrity apprentice. donald trump will join jimmy fallon on "the tonight show" on september 11th. it will be donald trump's first late night television appearance since he announced his candidacy in june. coming up on the "today" show, the latest buzz on the democratic contender, vice president joe biden. the vice president set to make a public appearance today amid growing speculation that he could join the race for president. we'll get the latest in a live report and that's ahead at 7:00 a.m. all right. 6:19 right now. still ahead, find out how to score free tickets to one of the hottest shows at new york fashion week. up next, it's a new jersey marine's online plea. he asked out his celebrity crush. now, she's a tough date. let's just say that. we'll tell you how she responded. >> don't forget to follow the entire "today in new york" team on facebook and twitter. we'll be right back.
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downtown from the sky cam. 6:23 right now. >> sky camera. >> not that we know of. jonathan dienst will be investigating next. 6:23 right now. mixed martial arts fighter ronda rousey making a soldier's dream come true. >> she accepted his invitation to the marine corps birthday ball.
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>> you are my celebrity crush. i love everything you do and i think you're a phenomenal person. it's why it would be my honor to take you to the marine corps ball. >> 22-year-old u.s. marine jared hastert posted this video. >> she said she will go to the ball but she's not going to have that expression on her face. she said he's got to be a gentleman. i'm sure she means it. it's awesome. >> that's fantastic. >> going to make his dream come true. they'll probably have a great time. that's not going to happen. i feel like we're showing this video. >> that's how the night is going to go. >> quite the lady. okay. >> he's a gentleman. >> good for her for responding. >> they have to fulfill that dream for him. >> that video is only if it doesn't work out. >> and he's not a gentleman. >> you've been warned. this is what happens to nongentlemen.
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upper 80s to near 90. shy of 90 in the park with a mix of clouds and sun. it's muggy. again, we're talking about the typical dog day summer feel to it. mid-70s with a partly cloudy feel. no rain today or tonight. back above 90 i think tomorrow. that's probably the last one. we catch a nice break towards the holiday weekend. more details on the 4s on that. >> let's check in with lauren. we have problems for lirr commuters. unfortunately, not a good one. signal problems out there. no service out of penn station. there's limited westbound service between jamaica and penn station. this is the addition. expect delays. in the meantime, you can -- otherwise the trains look good. that's a big problem this morning. 6:25 right now. up next, an update on the breaking news we've been following in new jersey. >> reporter: at least three members much a long branch
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family are dead this morning following a fast moving fire overnight. i'm tracie strahan live at the scene with the latest from investigators. that's coming up. i'm katherine creag live in washington heights where police are looking for a man who tried to rape a woman steps from her home. we'll tell what you the victim did and show you images of the suspect coming up. if you're about to head out the door, take us with you. keep watching "today in new york." download it on your mobile device right now. we'll be right back.
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a fire tragedy leaves three dead and a fourth person fighting for their life. a woman attacked trying to enter her own apartment. can you help police find the man responsible. how to win the chance to see pope francis as he rides through central park. "today in new york" starts now. good morning of 6:30 a.m. on this wednesday, september 2nd. i'm michael gargiulo. i'm darlene rodriguez. we'll check in with chris cimino on this wednesday morning. looking at the temperatures, they're high already. >> in the city they are. 74 degrees. there's a bit of a range.
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drops off in sussex. 59 morristown. same thing, 57 in monticello. 60 poughkeepsie and danbury. in the burbs, it's a little cooler this morning creating patches of fog as the air cools down with the dew point. quarter mile in formingdale. forter mile in trenton. it's patchy in nature. you may run into a fog bank. that will burn off in the next hour or so. 85 at noon. forecasting a high of 89 degrees. let's see what lauren scala tells us about the commute. we'll find that out now. we have big problems for lirr commuters. no eastbound service out of penn station. then you have limited westbound service between jamaica and penn station or wood side and penn station for port washington commuters. you can expect 30 minutes of delays. the e and the 7 lines shall the subways are cross hon. rg tickets. i'll keep you posted on that. that's because of signal problems.
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staten island expressway, both directions by clove road, late running construction. one lane eastbound and jammed up to the west shore expressway. we'll have more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> breaking news we've been following in new jersey ar with the least three people are dead following a house fire in long branch. "today in new york's" tracie strahan is there with the latest on the story we broke first on nbcnewyork.com. tracie? >> reporter: michael, all three are said to be from the same family. a fourth is listed in critical condition at this hour at a local hospital. when the first came in, it was a two-alarm fire. according to crews, getting inside of the home on jolene avenue may have been hardest part. it happened after midnight on jolene avenue. damage not visible from the outside. even after fire was brought under control. there are heavy flames inside as well as smoke. that made rescue attempts very difficult.
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we spoke to authorities about why the rescue evident was so difficult. >> tried their hardest to get up to the second floor where they thought there was some people that couldn't get up there until the fire trucks got on scene. that happened shortly thereafter. they put the fire out as quickly as they could. >> reporter: witnesses say a mother, father and their two children live inside the home where the fire broke out. one person is listed in critical condition at a local hospital. didn't take crews long to bring the fire under control. at this hour, overhaul operations are under way. there are road crews here as you bring me back live. they're about to shut off the street because, michael, fire marshals still on scene as well as the monmouth county prosecutor's office. they're in charge of the investigation. >> all right, tracie, thank you. new this morning, a long island man is heading to court today following a pellet gun attack.
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26-year-old timothy burzynski is facing assault and weapons charges. he fired a pellet gun from his home in merrick on tuesday because he was annoyed by construction noise. a pellet struck a worker in the upper back. that worker is expected to recover. a prisoner who escaped from nypd is back in custody at the hospital this morning. >> how did you escape police? >> i broke out of the handcuffs and i was out of the hospital after they almost killed me. >> that's 23-year-old tiffany newman who was arrested saturday on petit larceny charges. she told police she was pregnant and she was taken to the hospital. police say she slipped out of the handcuffs and took off. they say she went bar hopping and stole somebody's wallet. and she made purchases with a stolen credit card. >> i had like a beer. >> how come you were drinking if you're pregnant? >> because i'm so beat up and he's pushing my stomach as we spoke.
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>> she's the fourth prisoner to escape. heat made for miserable commute home for riders. they were stranded on a sweltering train for more than an hour. here are photos sent to us by an "nbc nightly news" producer on the hudson line train out of grand central. he said the front engine shut down while they were going through the park avenue tunnel. photos show the conductor and volunteers walking through handing out emergency water. the train was eventually towed to 125th street. 6:34 right now. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. hot anyway in the tunnel. >> absolutely. >> then, chris, can you imagine doing this in the heat of yesterday. >> it takes a long time for the tunnels to lose the heat. another hot one. upper 80s to near 90. more heat and humidity gathering. we're starting out in the 60s much even a few upper 50s in. 70s in and around the city. it's muggy out there. near 90 again this afternoon.
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we fall shy in the city. along coastal areas cooler too. in the city, we're at 74 degrees. a nice start. hazy sky, though. the haze will mix with clouds along with that sunshine. 85 by noon. getting up to a high of 89. 90 again tomorrow. i think you'll like the change. we'll talk about that on the 4s. here's the latest on the commute with lauren. >> no update for long island -- long island railroad commuters. but we still have the same problems because of signal problems. no eastbound service out of penn station. you have limited westbound service between jamaica and penn station. you can expect 30-minute delays in the area. take the e train or the 7 train as an alternate option. on the roads, on the eastern spur of the turnpike northbound on the ramp to exit 18e, an accident blocks two lanes past the toll. it's not causing much much a delay. if you're heading southbound, reports of an accident in the 70s. this is what it's like by 96th street. you can see taillights already.
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alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. the next update on the 4s. lauren, thank you. the search is on for the man wanted for attacking a woman steps from her apartment door. katherine creag is near the scene of the attack in washington heights. kat, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, darlene. the victim lives around this area, 172nd street and broadway. we've been talking with people who live around here. they're horrified that this happened. they're saying at least there's video of the suspect. the nypd, in fact, released this surveillance video of the suspect. the footage itself was taken about an hour after he attacked a 33-year-old woman this weekend. on sunday at 1:00 a.m., the suspect followed the victim into the elevator of her apartment building on west 172nd street. the victim stepped on to her floor and the suspect followed her and grabbed her and tried to rape her. the victim fought back, got into her apartment, locked the door and called police. a woman we talked with earlier said this.
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>> oh, i'm scared for women. i'm 52 years of age. and i have a young daughter who is 33 with her own family. i look around. i am aware of my own environment. >> in the video, you can see the suspect is wearing a red shifrt rt, baseball cap and jeans. he's in his late 20s, possibly mid-20s. after the attack, he took off running. the footage is on our website, nbcnewyork.com. back to you darlene. >> katherine creag, thank you. it's 6:37 now. police are looking for the thieves behind the sophisticated burglary at a bronx jewelry store. two of the suspects were caught on camera inside the jewelers on fordham road. police say they cut in a hole in the roof. it took more than $100,000 in jewelry and cash. it appears the thieves knew what they were after because they took only gold and left the silver behind.
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on staten island, a high school football program is reportedly on hold because of alleged hazing. according to the staten island advance, junior varsity and varsity practices and games at susan wagner high school have been suspended. the department of education is investigating reports of alleged hazing incidents during a camp. the older ones were hitting younger ones with a broom stick. a real life emergency in manhattan. you may recognize dylan baker from his roles in tv and movies like anchorman. yesterday, he raced to help a neighbor in a high-rise fire. flames broke out about 4:30. baker had just gotten home when he heard an alarm and saw smoke coming from his neighbor's apartment. >> banged on her door and shouted her name. i opened the door, i was surprised to find it open. there was flames everywhere and
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smoke coming out at me. toyed slam the door. baker did call 911. when firefighters arrived, they pulled the woman from the burning apartment. at last check she was in serious condition. an announcement is expected to bring an end to legal drama at cooper union. the arts and engineering school was sued after it started charging students last year. "today in new york" attorney general is -- to end the lawsuit. according to reports, the it would look at ways to restore free tuition which had always been the case there. 6:40. the chair that pope francis will use when he celebrates mass at madison square garden in three weeks will be unveiled later today. we got an early look at the chair last month while it was still being built by a group of immigrants and day laborers in port chester. it's a simple design. cardinal dolan says that's just the way that pope francis wants it. a ride through central park, it's officially been added to
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the pope's schedule. he'll travel through the west side of the park before his mass on september 25th. you will need a ticket if you want to be there as the motorcade passes by. so you can enter a lottery. it starts tomorrow either on the city's website for by calling 311. the winners will be notified next week. for complete details of his holiness' visit to new york, head to nbcnewyork.com. a few chances to see the holy father. people want to do so, hopefully they get that opportunity. >> hope so. something something for budding fashionistas. how you can score tickets to one of fashion week's -- >> one popular item is not included. can you guess what that is? i think i know. plus, weather and traffic on the 4s is coming up. lauren will give us an update on that major signal problem for long island railroad commuters. you're watching "today in new
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it's 6:44 and 74 degrees on this wednesday morning. there's times square. going to be a hazy, hot and humid times square. we're going to be friendly and cozy by the end of the afternoon. our fellow new yorkers. >> sticking to your neighbor, yes. >> the haze is out there this morning. we're generally in the mid-70s here. a lot of the suburbs much more comfortable this morning. seeing 50s in a few spaces and upper 60s to the nearby suburbs. for all intents and purposes we're warming into a warm, sticky day. >> 74, hazy sky out there. north and west, close to 60 throughout northwest new jersey
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and sussex county in particular. we're seeing a lot of 60 degree numbers. 68 in allamuchy. 16 califon. a few upper 50s in sussex and califon. the city and nearby areas 70 to 75 the average temperature range. it's cooler in the hudson valley as well. we've had patchy fog. not widespread. down near zero the visibility in westhampton. improving in farmingdale. down to 3/4 of a mile in -- 2 1/2 miles in belmar. patches of fog around for the next hour to an hour. once the sun gets higher in the sky, we'll get mixing of that air. air is not mixing enough. most of new jersey, air quality alert in effect. because, again the air quality core, those with respiratory issues limit your time outside if you can. high clouds drifting off to the south of us. hazy sky mixing with sun. nothing nearby that's organized in terms of bringing us any significant rain.
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what you can see is a frontal system, back door front that drops down from new england. typically our weather from west to east. it's going to come from the northeast. today in the upper 80s to near 90. 60s in the suburbs. again, no rain to worry about today or tonight. spots tomorrow to the north and west late in the day. a little hotter tomorrow at 91 degrees. we look at the open weather today at the u.s. open in flushing. talking about steamy stuff. upper 80s, flirting with 90 it will be hot for the matches and muggy into the evening hours. so for friday, what happens to the showers, they come down from the north and east in the morning and push further away from us during the day as the wind goes more northeasterly. it brings in less humid air. saturday. then we warm it up again. believe it or not. on sunday back to 88 degrees with a good deal of sunshine. humidity should be okay. then it gets muggier on monday and tuesday.
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labor day, we're still around 90 degrees. even early ier next week. 92 on tuesday. she has the latest update on the commute. here's lauren. >> we have issues for lirr commuters. signal problems causing a service suspension eastbound from penn to jamaica. limited service from jamaica to penn. expect delays and cancellations. the e and the 7 train subway lines will cross-honor long island railroad tickets. on the roads on long island, we have two problems. on the l.i.e. eastbound, there's an accident? the hov lane. then the ramp is closed from the eastbound l.i.e. to the satisfy ford oyster bay expressway because of an overturned tractor-trailer. i'll keep you posted on that. the bqe, big delays because of a disabled vehicle eastbound by cadman plaza. leave yourself extra time there. staten island expressway, the late running construction is causing a big mess in both
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directions. you can see eastbound into the verrazano is going to be slow this morning. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. back to you, darlene and michael. >> lauren, thanks. 7-eleven expanding home delivery service here in work -- sorry slurpees are not included. people in new york and chicago and los angeles can get items such as food, cold medicine and paper towels delivered to their home. it's done through the app door dash. they tried it out in san francisco and in austin, texas. amazon prime members no longer need an internet connection to watch shows and movies available on its streaming video service. customers will be able to download them to apple and android devices and watch them off line. it's a feature not offered by the biggest online competitors, netflix and hulu. how would you like a front row seat to fashion week?
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it could happen. givenchy is giving away 800 tickets to the show. this is the website you need to visit. registration begins at 10:00 a.m. act fast. tickets are on a first come basis. >> it's going to be big. up next, a member of the "today" show has some fun at the u.s. open. and don't forget, follow us on facebook and twitter. michaelg4ny, darlene4ny. you're watching "today in new york."
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welcome back. 6:452. 74 degrees out. it's a wednesday morning. the "today" show's al roker had a late night in queens. >> he could not escape the tv cameras. there's al, front and center. behind him is pam shriver, she's interviewing former mayor david jenkins. but al is staring at the camera
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nonstop for 40 seconds. so someone may have told shriver because she broke his gaze and started asking him about the weather. i think al might have been been a little tired from his early morning. there he is, trans fixed. >> he was being al. absolutely. >> he was doing male model. >> lucky, the mayor didn't hit him on the back of the head. 6:53. >> the "today" show is coming up. mayor dinkins, a huge tennis fan. willie and savannah. >> that's the al we know. staring blank on to space. then the light comes on, hey, world. >> michael, i was going to say that's the face of a guy who woke up at 3:00 in the morning. we've all been there. >> thank you for making our day, guys. good morning to you. coming up on the show this morning, we'll be live outside chicago. this manhunt intensified overnight. searching for the three men who
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gunned down a beloved police officer there. schools in the area have to be shut down today. we'll talk with the former assistant director of the fbi about what's being done to track the men down. also, we'll ask the question how old is your heart? most of our hearts are older than our real age. we'll put ourselves to the test and find out how to turn back time. >> jean chatzky is here with a simple stephanie sy trick ocial security trick to save you hundreds of thousands of dollars. >> steals and deals with jill martin. all that when we see you in a few minutes, michael and darlene and we haven't gotten into the fact that mcdonald's will start serving breakfast all day long. >> what's your deal? >> sausage egg mcmuffin. if i'm feeling thin, then i get the biscuit. >> you should. you deserve it.
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i will deliver it to studio 1-a if security lets me through. >> they have the mugshot on the door. darlene, can i tell you something? i had a dream last night that you -- >> where is this going? >> i had a dreechl dream that darlene was leaving channel 4. i was so upset in my dream. i want to make sure it's not true. >> not that i know of, savannah. >> thank you. i was disturbed and then i woke up and why am i dreaming about darlene? >> you know why? because we're sisters, that's why. >> that's why. >> i'll be upset if i leave too. >> that was a secret, savannah. >> she's starting rumors. all right. coming up next, we'll check in with lauren for an update on the major signal problems impacting long island railroad commuters. >> you're watching "today in new york" and darlene is going nowhere.
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now for an update on the breaking news we're following in new jersey. a house fire has left three people dead. >> "today in new york's" tracie strahan social security in long s in long branch with that. >> reporter: all three believed to be members of the same family. a fourth in critical condition. this came in as a two-alarm fire on jolene avenue after midnight. fire officials say the hardest part was getting inside. witnesses saw crews going in with a battering ram to the front door. but they say it was very difficult to get to the second floor making the rescue effort very difficult. again, sources are telling us
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that three people were killed inside of that late-night house fire. a fourth is in critical condition at a local hospital as the monmouth county prosecutor's office investigates what may have sparked this. back to you. >> tracie, thanks very much. a time to check traffic. what's going on, lauren? >> lirr commuters, limited eastbound service restored from penn station to jamaica. westbound service, expect 30-minute delays and cancellations on many trains. the 2, 3, e and 7 cross-honoring tickets this morning. >> thank you lauren. chris, a look at the weather. >> starting out in the 60s in the burbs. we head to the upper 80s. coastal areas cooler, mix of clouds and sunshine. muggy tonight. 91 tomorrow. could be a thunderstorm north of the city. better chance of a passing shower late thursday night, early friday morning. much more comfortable in time for the start of the holiday weekend. sunshine lieu labor day. chris, thanks. the "today" show is next. that's what's happening
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"today in new york." good morning. massive manhunt. communities on edge outside chicago and schools shut down as the search intensifies for three men who gunned dowh a beloved police officer. we are on the ground with the latest in the desperate search for the suspect. ready to run? a dramatic eturn to the political stage for vice president joe biden. his first major speech since buzz about the 2016 run began. while jeb bush and donald trump ratchet up the slugfest over who is a real conservative. an american hero. >> we did what we could to disa him. an nbc news exclusieve with a california man who helped stop an attack on a pari bound train. and look out below. >> get out! >> a construction worker narrowly escapes death after a
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steam pipe explodes just underneath him. co-workers scramble to help their injured colleague and it's all caught on tape, "today," september 2, 2015. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. [ cheers and applause ] good morning and welcome to "today." it's wednesday morning. we have willie here while matt enjoys the week off. we have breaking news. this massive manhunt north of chicago for three killers after the killing of a local police officer. the community is on edge this morning. john yang is in fox lake with the latest on the story. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. a community not only on edge but in mourning. tributes to the slain officer springing up outside the fox lake police department. in this area this morning, four school districts shut down as
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they press this search. 48 canine units involved, six aerial units. officers from local, state and federal authorities pressing this search 24/7. overnight, federal, state and local authorities executed the makessive intense manhunt for the three men suspected of gunning down lieutenant charles glienowicz, a married father with four sons. >> he will be dearly missed. >> reporter: authorities say he was on routine patrol when he radioed he was pursuing three suspects engaged in suspicious activity. when backup arrived -- >> send everybody you can. officer is down. >> reporter: the officer was shot, his gun and other gear missing. he

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