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welcome when he returned to california last night. he spent the last two weeks in a hospital in germany. the two friends who helped him have already returned to the u.s. and a parade is planned in their honor. great heroes. >> that's fantastic. coming up on 5:04. time for a check of weather and traffic on the 4s. raphi, you're a huge tennis fan. what will it be like on the courts? >> it's going to be muggy. cooler, temperatures muggy out there. still a little uncomfortable for tennis and anything else outside. you can see in the headlines, one or two showers and storms. not a long delay or anything like that. isolated storms are possible and beautiful weather for the rest of your labor day weekend. temperatures on the rise. here's a look at storm tracker right now. mostly clear skies around the region. a cold front is coming through. that cold front could spark off one or two showers and storms.
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77 outside right now. it feels summery and sticky. we're back into the 80s. not in the 90s for a change. a nice change there. a high of 83 degrees. there are more 90s on the way. we'll look at that in the forecast. here's emily west with more. good morning everyone. early problems on the f train. that has resumed. a lot of detours with the new york city buses. so keep that in mind if you are traveling out. everything else looks pretty nice this morning for your commuter checklist. morning ride is okay. afternoon travel, there will be extra trains for the get away for labor day. i'll keep you updated on that later this morning. alternate side meter rules in effect. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. emily, thank you very much. happening today, two former new jersey daycare workers accused of trying to create a fight club for young children. they're going to face a judge. 28-year-old chanese white, 22-year-old erica kenny facing child abuse charges. prosecutors say they encouraged
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children as young as 4 years old to fight at the lightbridge academy in cranford. they say they recorded the brawls on video and shared them on social media. two pilots are in the hospital following a small plane crash in bergen county. they're credited for quick thinking to prevent the situation from being much worse. that plane went down late yesterday in cresskill near a popular swim club and close to several sports fields. it's still sitting there this morning. "today in new york's" tracie strahan is in cresskill. when you think about the fact there were fields nearby, a swimming pool. it's a summer day. it could have been awful. >> reporter: that's why they're hailed as heroes this morning, darlene. we checked in on the condition of the two pilots. i spoke to a tour chief from inglewood hospital who is here at the scene. he told me they were in surgery overnight for injuries to their lower extremities. things like broken bones while trying to land the cessna and
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avoiding a pool, a playground and a soccer field. >> can we make an emergency landing? >> reporter: that was the radio transmission heard just before 5:00 on thursday. it's usually a sign to conducting patrols along the hudson river. after noticing engine issues, the pilot realized that landing along the tree lined soccer field was his only option. that's why he's hailed as a hero by those who watched the tense moments unfold. >> it kind of turned and that's when i think it hit the train. heroic thing i could do. that's seeing the pilot avoid hitting people. i think he purposely did that. i give them a lot of credit. >> reporter: the ntsb is now taking over the investigation into exactly what happened. the plane is expected to be moved sometime today. darlene, as you can see over my shoulder, it's absolutely in pieces right now.
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there's patrol from the cresskill police department keeping a watch on this. you can see, as well, this area, this soccer field has been roped off as the investigation continues. back to you. >> tracie strahan, thank you. it's 5:07. a first look at the man wanted for a random attack in queens. police released this shot from a security camera from behind. but it's the only glimpse of the suspect that we have at this point. they previously released a sketch of that person. they say he threw some sort of liquid in a woman's face last month on long island -- in long island city causing serious burns. five rutgers university football players are now suspended in connection with an assault and a violent spree of home invasion robberies. police say rohan peel, that dir barnwell, stevenson and andre boss were arrested this week. four were allegedly involved in an unprovoked attack that left a student with a broken jaw.
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police say that boz and several others pulled off at least three armed home invasion robberies in and around campus. they allegedly stole cash and marijuana. >> i think it's kind of shocking that five football players do when they have a big rep in school. >> very prestigious, like d-1 football team. you wouldn't expect the athletes. >> they will miss the home opener tomorrow against norfolk state. connecticut wildlife officials euthanized a bear that had a clo encounter with a hiker. the hiker posted video of the bear online. she was on a trail in burlington when the bear came up to her. put her mouth on her leg. wildlife experts say the bear had a history of aggression and was a danger to the public. a female bear in the area was also euthanized. the search is on for the crooks responsible for an unusual robbery in bronx.
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the video we're about to show you broke into the area early wednesday morning. when they got inside, the men drilled a hole in the floor of the apartment, dropped down into a deli below it. they took baby formula, calling cards and undetermined amount of cash. then they set a fire in basement to try to cover their tracks. also in the bronx, getting a look at the man wanted for stabbing a person in a grocery store. police say the man seen here stabbed the victim in the back of the head following a dispute. the victim taken to jacoby hospital but since been released. just ahead, an important recall getting bigger. the popular food that could cause a choking hazard. american pharoah expected to get back on the track. it will be the final time. storm team 4 already talking about our next chance for a heat wave. weather and traffic on the 4s is ahead. you're watching "today in new york."
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it's 5:13. here are four things to know this morning. breaking news in brooklyn. a police officer shot a suspect overnight. there's a large crime scene set nup bushwick. a live report ahead in 15 minutes. a new york city teacher is facing charges. police say he was operating a drone that crash landed in the middle of a match at the u.s. open. what police are saying about this ahead in 15 minutes. kraft is expanding the recall of cheese slices. they're recalling hundreds of thousands of slices because of concerns that the some of the plastic may stick to the slice and cause a choking hazard. for more information, head to nbcnewyork.com. american pharoah will race again. the owner of the horse confirms it. pharoah is going to run in the breeders' cup. he tweeted the champ deserved
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another chance after saratoga. a lot of people want to see the final race or what will be of the horse that won the triple crown for the first time in more than 35 years. incredible. keep saying i'm going to retire and doesn't. like michael jordan. >> 5:14. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. hey, raphi. >> good morning, guys. an amazing summer. all the weekends of beautiful weather. we'll do that again as we say goodbye to summer. storm tracker, nice and quiet out there. more clouds than yesterday. still muggy outside right now. you'll feel that sticky necessary in westchester county. 70 degrees armonk. mid-70s in ma mayor neng. feeling the warmth and the humidity at this hour. even well north and west of town, pretty mild with temperatures in the 60s at this hour. future tracker, headed towards lunchtime, you start to see one or two showers popping up,
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especially to the west of new york city today. that's where most of the action will be. not everyone is going to see rain besides -- one or two of the storms is about it. drying out for the evening. mostly quiet here. a bit cooler than yesterday. temperatures in the 80s today. the humidity drops off very nicely later on tonight into your saturday. this is a nice picture for saturday. beautiful sunshine. low humidity and temperatures comfortable into the 80s. that trend continues. the weekend getaway thing, region by region. jersey shore look at all of this beautiful beach weather. 70s tomorrow. near 80 on sunday and into the 08s on monday. no hurry to leave, that's for sure. heading out east to the hamptons also montauk, just a fantastic stretch. saturday through monday, temperatures on the rise day by day. warm, perfect. beach and barbecue weather. heading to the catskills, you'll
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find the warmest weather this weekend. low 80s tomorrow. little bit of humidity there by your labor day monday. it starts to get uncomfortable. nothing too bad but you will notice a change as the humidity creeps back up along with the temperatures. 83. cooler today. lots of clouds out there. one or two showers possible. 65. now it gets comfy. the humidity finally drops and you can see that beautiful stretch of weather through the holiday weekend. look who is back. the 90s tuesday and wednesday as we look at the potential for another heat wave. let's look at the commute. emily west has a look at that. >> hi raphi. good morning on this friday. first off, new jersey, the turnpike. couple of fires. one is a truck fire. northbound on the turnpike in the truck lanes around 8a in the right lane and north around exit 9 in the car lanes. left lane is blocked here by a vehicle fire as well. staten island expressway really slow due to construction. first eastbound. forest avenue to victory
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boulevard and westbound, bradley avenue to richmond avenue by victory. you're going to find a slow go. that continues. a live look at the gowanus this morning. it's moving along without any problems. pretty good ride through industry city. not bad. a look at the grand central parkway. right here the nassau county line, everything stays moving along without any problems. the checklist for this morning, starting off on schedule and alternate side meter rules in effect. more weather and traffic on the 4s. >> thank you very much, emily. now to decision 2016. donald trump is making headlines again. this time vowing to pressure from the republican party. tracie potts has more on why he had a change of heart. >> he sure did. darlene. he said if i don't get this nomination and treated with respect, i may run as an independent, third-party candidate. now he's decided not to. the party was concerned he would split the vote.
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>> i have signed the pledge. >> donald trump is doing what the republican party wants, promising not to run against them as a third-party candidate. >> i will be totally pledging my allegiance to the republican party and the conservative principles for which it stands. >> this guy is not a conservative. >> trump's favorite target these days, jeb bush, listed third in the latest monmouth university poll. ben carson is a solid second behind trump who solidified his lead.,carly fiorina expected to debate the frontrunners is taking aim at hillary clinton. >> hillary clinton clearly does not understand accountability. >> clinton's former chief of staff spent 9.5 hours behind closed doors answering questions about benghazi. >> she was thorough and transparent. she answered the questions. >> the tragedy that happened in
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benghazi was about more than what's happening in this room. it's about the loss of individuals who were dear to the state department and dear to the country. >> the staffer who set up the private e-mail server took the fifth. now, today the committee is expecting to hear from the former deputy chief of staff when clinton was at the state department and we are going to hear from hillary clinton herself. she's doing a sit-down interview, darlene with our own nbc's andrea mitchell. that should be interesting. tough questions and maybe tough answers too. >> all right. looking forward to it. tracie potts in washington. thank you. after donald trump held his news conference at trump tower a scuffle broke out outside between trump employees and protesters. that fight began when the staffers tried to move the anti-trump protesters. the demonstrators, some dressed as kkk members, wanted to draw
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attention to his call to deport undocumented immigrants. they say they were blocking the sidewalk. after the break, we see a lot of things in times square. >> we're going to guarantee you've never seen this. the story behind the storm trooper that showed off serious moves. hey. >> hey. follow the "today in new york" team on facebook and twitter. we'll be right back.
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inbound lanes. 23 on this friday. new this morning, the force is strong with star wars fans in the city. hundreds packed the toys-r-us. to get ahold of the star wars toys. from the new star wars movie. the force awakens. we've got something you've never seen before. storm troopers doing serious dancing. there it is. it's part of a global event called force friday. but the one that everyone is buzzing about. called the droid. it's een in a movie trailer. it's a toy operated by a smartphone app. raphi l ks greathere imt. >> hey. >> there i go. targeted walmart across the country. also opened at midnight to sell the toys.
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>> you don't know that's the whole sttrm team 4 weather team. >> janice, raphi, chris. >> you guys are good. we won't let you know who is who, though. we get it now. it happens in the weather center every friday morning. >> break into that dance. periscope it later today. less hot today but seall muggy unfortunately much the i humidity is still there. tropical feel we've been dealing with, it's out there this morning. a you can see on storm tracker, very quiet, no rain to worry about just yet. temperatures are down. the heat wave ends today. 83 the high temperature. 81 in east chester with the cloud cover keeping the ittemperatures down. 82 garden city. also adding to the cloud cover around 5. 50 miles per hour. especially to west of n york city. th ge good stuff happens tonight. look at the temperatures. down to the 60s in the city. comfortable, low humidity.
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maybe give the ac a little break. especially in places like poughkeepsie and yorktown. time to crack open the window. fresh air in for a change. we keep that cool trend going for the start of labor day weekend and it heats up day by day. another look at the seven-day forecast and another potential heat wave coming our way. >> another one on the way. raphi, thank you. the trains are starting off okay. your checklist, everything looks great. for your morning ride, no delays for the afternoon there will be exngtra trains for the labor day get away. i'll update you with those in a little biu. also your ride looks pretty nice. grand central parkway moving well. you are heading to the u.s. open maybe right now you're getting out, it looks okay. doesn't start for a little bit. >> get there early. why not? >> just in case. >> get a good seat. it's 5:25. a drone actually crashes. we've been talking about that this morning at the u.s. open. we'll tell you who police say was controlling it.
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>> plus a small plane goes down in new jersey this morning. the pilots there being hailed as heroes. >> reporter: i'm katherine creag live in brooklyn where bullets went flying in this neighborhood. a shootout between a suspect and two police officers. we'll tell you what happened here in brooklyn. i'll have the latest breaking story 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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we're following two breaking news stories. police shot a suspect. this is video from overnight. plus, an arrest after an unusual interruption in the middle of a match at the u.s. open. a small plane crashes near popular fields. why the pilots are being praised for what they did. "today in new york" starts now. good morning everyone. it's friday morning. it's september 4th. i'm darlene rodriguez. i'm michael gargiulo. chris is off. storm team 4's raphael miranda is here with the forecast. raphi, it's interesting because it's warm but not a heat wave today. >> no, the heat wave ends today, guys. no more 90s in the forecast. it's still sticky and muggy. not a comfortable day. that comes tomorrow.
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the day planner, 77 degrees outside. it's humid and warm. it's a muggy start to your day. look where temperatures top out today. in the low to mid-80s. that's it big difference to the forecast. today's high 83 degrees. then we get to the good stuff. the lower humidity and the comfortable weather as we head into the labor day holiday weekend. we'll look at that forecast coming in a few. right now emily west is here with a look at the commute. >> good morning everyone. new jersey turnpike, a couple vehicle fires. this one involving a truck on the turnpike northbound by exit 8a. that's in the right lane and farther north in the left lane, a car fire in the car lanes south of exit 9. the roadwork clearing on the staten island expressway eastbound. westbound from bradley avenue to richmond avenue. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> thank you very much. breaking news in brooklyn. a person shot overnight by police.
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it began with a fight on madison street in bushwick. it ended when police opened fire on a suspect a couple of blocks away. "today in new york's" katherine creag was there with what police are telling us. kat, good morning. >> reporter: dar leap, good morning. residents tell us that it was loud. a shootout between a suspect and two police officers. we want to show you what's happening right now. a lot of flashing lights down there. that's where crime scene units, investigators converged here on jefferson avenue and bushwick avenue. it all began as you said blocks away at 1:25 in the morning. two men got into a confrontation at knickerbocker avenue. one was shot in the -- the other man took off running. two police from the precinct found that suspect, that gunman at bushwick and jefferson, where that man, according to police, fired his weapon at the two police women, people in the area took video and photos of the scene. two officers fired back and a
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suspect was shot once in the leg. transported to kings county hospital. the officers were taken to a hospital as a precaution. but not hurt. the two men involved in the shooting are in police custody according to the nypd and roads are blocked off in so many areas, jefferson and bushwick avenues. that madison street location as well. >> katherine creag, kat, thank you. breaking this morning, a new york city teacher charged with crashing a drone during a tennis match at the u.s. open. >> seemed as if that fell from somewhere. >> police say the drone flew through louis armstrong stadium before slamming into an empty section of seats. the match was temporarily interrupted while authorities examined the drone and removed it. daniel verley was charged with reckless endangerment and other charges. he was operating it. daycare workers will be in court today after allegedly
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trying to create a fight club for young children. 28-year-old chanese white, 22-year-old erica kenny. they're facing child abuse charges. prosecutors say they encouraged children as young as 4 years old to fight at the lightbridge academy. white and kenny recorded the brawls and shared them on social media. >> it's 5:33 almost 5:34. >> the heat wave ends today. temperatures back to the 80s. no more 90s. it's still muggy. you can see in the weather headlines, we have an unbelievable stretch of weather as we head throughout the holiday labor day weekend. here's a look at storm tracker now. not any rain just yet. there's a front that can spark off a few showers and storms. it's muggy. it's humid, 77 degrees outside. the ac is probably still on in many spots.
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it stays muggy throughout the early afternoon. the humidity starts to drop as the day goes on. today's high, 83 degrees. we'll take another look at the weekend forecast. fantastic beach weather coming our way. that's in a few. emily west is here with a look at hopefully what will be hopefully a fantastic get away. >> everything is fine. no delays there. with the buses, we have a few detours. new jersey transit buses with the -- on schedule for your friday morning and this afternoon, there will be extra trains for the labor day get away. alternate side meter rules are in effect. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> emily, thank you very much. small plane crumpled in trees in bergen county. pilots on board are being credited with preventing a possible disaster. that plane went down late yesterday in cresskill. near a popular swim club and close to several sports fields. tracie strahan is there right now.
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tracie, this was quite the story about these pilots having to make quick decisions. >> absolutely, michael. teterboro, the hudson, even the cessna came behind us landing on a soccer field. even in that situation, they tried to avoid making this much worse. >> make an emergency landing. >> reporter: you're listening to a radio transmission that came from the coast guard auxiliary plane yesterday. they're usually assigned to conduct patrols along the hudson river. i've been told that the pilots are at hack en sec medical center. they're in serious condition. the plane in pieces. witnesses, however, said their interests could have been much worse as well as the casualties since this is an area filling up with athletes and kids. >> suddenly turned back towards the pool.
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at that point he was really low and wobbly. somebody yelled he doesn't have power. >> if you see where they landed on the edge of the field, my opinion they did a good job of avoiding a tragedy by getting over there. >> reporter: this morning, the two men on board underwent surgery to injuries to their lower extremities, things like broken bones. when they were pulled from the plane, they were said to be conscious and speaking. the ambulance stationed a few blocks away was absolutely in their favor. they're said to be on their way, trying to pluck that plane out of the trees. >> we should point out, they're trying to make the landing in the soccer field. but they didn't have full power or control. >>. >> reporter: they lost power in one of the engines. they radioed that. they had to make a split second decision where they're going to be. i'm going to step out of the way and show you this soccer field. it's not that big. at the time there were kids off
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to the side to pull nearby as well. you can see that cresskill police department patrol there. they're looking at this right now. people were slowly coming on to this field as all of this was happening, michael. >> quite the story there, tracie. thank you very much. 5:37 right now. the search is on for the crooks responsible for an unusual robbery in the bronx. the men scene in this video broke into a vacant apartment on watson avenue in the soundview section early wednesday morning. the men drilled a hole in the floor of the apartment and dropped down into a deli below it. they grabbed baby formula, calling cards and undetermined amount of cash and set a fire in the basement to cover their tracks. five rutgers university football players will not be on the field for the home opener tomorrow. they're suspended in connection with an attack and several home invasions. police say hugh han peel, nadir barnwell, rahzonn gross, did he
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lon stephenson and andre boggs were involved in an unprovoked attack that left a student with a broken jaw. others pulled off three armed home invasion robberies in and around the campus. they allegedly stole cash and marijuana. >> given the circumstances, the administration is taking the right step and suspended the players. >> rutgers says they're going to continue to monitor the situation. happening today, the electric zoo music festival opens on randall's island. some of the most popular electronic and dance artists will be performing through sunday. two years ago it ended early after two people died from an overdose. last year's event was cut short due to bad weather. in the bronx, hot water has been restored to aid billing in the melrose houses where tests showed traces of the legionella bacteria in the water system. the hot water was turned back on yesterday after water filters were installed on faucets and
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showerheads in all of the apartments at 681 cortland avenue. there have been four cases of legionnaires' at the melrose houses since march. not clear if the latest one is connected to the outbreak traced back to the opera house hotel. >> i want to separate the outbreak which we have defined clearly and thank god is over and was different than anything else we've seen in the history of new york city from what we do see year in, year out the isolated cases. >> there were two other buildings testing negative for legionnaires'. the test results from five other buildings are expected back today. this morning, air push to extend the federal programs in place to help those who worked at ground zero after the 9/11 attacks. since 2011 the programs have offered aid to people with illnesses potentially linked to the toxic dust that filled the air in lower manhattan. they're due to expire unless action is taken in washington. dozens gathered at the trade
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center site to call for something to be done. >> those who put their lives on the line, those who suffered these terrible illnesses, those who may in the future suffer illnesses from work injury down here. no doubt at all, they should get the health care and the monitoring that they deserve. >> congress initially limited the programs because of the massive concern of cost. it's scheduled to end in october of 2016. a kentucky county clerk is waking up in jail as her office prepares to issue same-sex marriage licenses for the first time ever. federal judge found kim davis in contempt of court for failing to comply with two court orders to give out the licenses. she has not done so due to religious beliefs. >> the supreme court legalized same-sex marriage. five of the county's six deputy clerks say they're going to issue the licenses today.
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the lone holdout is davis' son. >> it's 5:41. just ahead, a scare at a preseason football game. the accident sent fans to the hospital. >> wild scene at a local restaurant. a car goes flying into it. why this is deja vu for the workers there. if you're planning one last beach get away, you're going to want to see the forecast. weather and traffic on the 4s is coming up.
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parkway by jfk. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. want to check in with raphi. wanted to ask you. how is the u.s. open going. i know you're a big, big tennis fan. >> i love it. it's been very hot there. we've seen a record number of people quitting matches because they're getting injured. that's going to change starting tomorrow. much less humidity and cooler readings has been great. we're going back out there. here's a look outside at times square. nice and quiet. it is muggy. humid on the plaza as well.
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not much of a breeze going on yet. 77 degrees. it's a warm start to your day. we've been dealing with a streak of 80-degree plus days in central park. that continues. we're adding another one for today. we already have hit 80 degrees in central park. we started the day in the low 80s. it's 57 days in a row. we have two more days to go. tomorrow will be the question mark. we'll get to 80 or not. i think we're just going to get there. we'll -- the hot weather goes on. it's quiet, no rain to worry about just yet. one to two showers a possibility later on today. especially to the west of town. temperatures in the 70s in nassau county. the ac is still on in valley stream with more muggy degrees. it's 68 in poughkeepsie. mild there as well. baseball weather tonight. starting to get nice. you notice that humidity dropping temperatures in the 70s. dry for the game. the rays taking on the yanks.
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future tracker, around lunchtime today, the storms trying to pop, especially north and west of new york city as a front sags to the south. lots of clouds filtering that sunshine. >> a break from the heat and the humidity. quiet weather for your weekend get away. no weather problems in terms of of your road conditions as you head out there later on and tomorrow looking great. saturday and sunday, sunshine throughout the weekend. great grilling weather. fun in the sun. beautiful beach weather sunday and monday. temperatures rising day by day. back to the low 90s by laishd bor day. tuesday, 91 for a high temperature there. high humidity, hazy, hot and humid weather continues tuesday and wednesday. yeah, we're looking at the potential for another heat wave there. thursday, we can see some relief in the form of scattered showers
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and thunderstorms. temperatures still warm in the upper 80s. >> let's look at the commute. some issues out there. >> we have issues, one issue popped up on the cross bronx expressway. we do have live pictures from chopper 4. kai simonsen above the scene. cross bronx near westchester avenue, you'll find delays due to that accident. again, you've got a lane taken out there. that is the ride. it's going to be very slow heading into the cross bronx. that's the l.i.e. near the grand central parkway. that ride westbound we're starting to see delays build. it's getting more busy out and about on the roadways. also in new jersey, still seeing problems with a couple fires. the car being wrapped up here south of exit 5 northbound. in the truck lanes near the -- right lane taken up there. staten island expressway busily between victory and bradley avenue. the construction is still there. again, you can see it's a really slow go this morning.
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everything is on schedule for your commuter checklist. alternate side meter rules are in effect. weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> thank you very much, emily. 5:48. wendy's in new jersey is closed after two cars slammed into the front entrance. police say it happened just before 5:00 p.m. yesterday at the wendy's on route 4 in paramus paramus. both cars were driving near the paramus exit and ended up barreling into the glass. back in june, another car slammed into a restaurant causing significant damage. repairs had just been completed. >> it's one of knows lightning doesn't strike twice kind of things. you wouldn't imagine the same scenario. i mean, the same angle. >> no one was seriously injured in yesterday's crash. three people are injured, though, after a bolt fell from the roof of lucas oil stadium during a preseason football game. it happened just before halftime
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during last night's game between the bengals and the colts. it hit two men and a woman. two of them were treated at the hospital. but they're expected to recover. >> the nfl is planning to appeal a judge's decision to overturn tom brady's four-game suspension. new england patriots quarterback was at the preseason game last night against the giants. he doesn't play though. the nfl suspended brady before the afc championship game in january. the judge based his ruling yet on whether brady was treated fairly by the league under the collective bargaining agreement. >> this isn't a statement on tom brady's guilt or innocence. this is a statement that the nfl can't suspend him for what the nfl believes he did. >> legal experts say an appeal could last eight to ten months. brady will suit up for the patriots opener next thursday against the pittsburgh steelers. meanwhile, jason pierre-paul will return to the giants early next week even if he's not ready
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to get on the field. pierre-paul finally expected to allow the giants to see the injuries he suffered during that fourth of july fireworks accident. giants players willing to bring enthusiasm to the defense even from the sidelines. the giants have offered pierre-paul a guaranteed one-year deal back in march. he has yet to sign it, though. governor cuomo promising to put together a -- the governor sympathizes with parents frustrate you had by the system. cuomo says a common core curriculum only works if parents have faith in it. right now, that's not the case. >> new york's hotels could soon be a cigarette-free zone. rockland county lawmaker introduced a new measure that would adjaho tells and motels to the list of indoor places where smoking isn't allowed. right now, they're exempt from the state's ban. under the bill, hotel owners could face fines for violations. it's 5:50. coming up at 6:00 a.m. this
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morning, what would you do? if you spotted a tiger cub roaming your neighborhood? maybe he needed these for his upcoming trip to the united states. that's pope francis. he went on a surprise shopping trip. >> ray bans? >> oakleys. >> don't forget, follow us on facebook and twitter. michaelg4ny. darlene4ny. you're watching "today in new york."
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welcome back. 5:54. 77 degrees looking at the hamilton bridge. we are in commercial. our stage manager gave raphi a semi hard time when you go to the u.s. open. >> you can't just roll out to the u.s. open in a t-shirt. >> you are going to be seen there. >> you have to wear a clean t-shirt. >> kol lore collar up. >> sweater tied around. >> no sweaters. been so hot. it's been about keeping cool at the open for sure. not easy with the is up blazing on you. today will be a bit of a break for the u.s. open. take a look at the forecast. it's quiet. we could have a pop-up shower. we haven't had any rain
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interruption hardly at all. 83 degrees. still muggy, hot and humid. not as hot as yesterday. temperatures in the 80s instead of the 09s. that's good news. a brief shower won't delay play for long. temperatures back to the 80s today. 83 for a high. the heat wave ends today. winds out of the east at 5 to 15 miles an hour. low to mid-80s in fairfield. the humidity drops tonight overnight. 60s in the city. 50s north and west of town. that's setting us up for a picture perfect start. everyone wants to get outside and enjoy fresh air tomorrow. 'em lip good morning. >> good morning. it's going to be a tough ride is the cross bronx right now. there is an accident eastbound near westchester avenue. looks like nobody is getting through. couple box trucks involved in that. that's going to be a tough go eastbound on the bronx.
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also an accident on 78 this morning. this is westbound by exit 18. so a lane is blocked. as you can see, delays are beginning to build. >> emily, thanks very much. pope francis had a -- he needed new glasses. instead of having the glasses delivered to the vatican as he usually does. pope francis went out for himself. the owner of the shop says the pope had specific instructions. he said the holy father wanted to use his old frames so he didn't spend too much money. he also insisted on paying for them. he also got the lenses. this was not a loan. he had an assistant, bodyguard. look at the crowd outside. all of a sudden the holy father walks in to get lenses. >> imagine the person who has to make the lenses in the back. >> won't be seeing pope francis' face on pizza boxes.
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pizzeria in southern jersey got a shipment of the boxes from the food packaging distributor. it was meant to be a fun way to commemorate the pope's visit. the owner turned them down. >> we've created a special website with everything to know about the pope's visit. head to nbcnewyork.com. coming up next at 6:00, drive smart for the city. the new program that's going to reward you just for hitting the road. at 6:00 a.m., an update on the breaking news in brooklyn involving a shootout with nypd officers. katherine creag is live on the scene. we'll be back.
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breaking news. bullets fly in brooklyn when police officers confront a shooting suspect. we're live. >> also breaking. a teacher now facing charges following that drone crash at the u.s. open. these are live pictures from
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cresskill, new jersey, where officials are preparing to remove the crumpled wreckage of a plane. "today in new york" starts now. good morning everyone. it's friday morning, it is september 4th. i'm darlene rodriguez. i'm michael gargiulo. chris is off. storm team 4's raphael miranda is here with the forecast. technically no heat wave but it's going to be pretty warm today. >> especially right now. the humidity in place this morning. it's muggy and sticky as you head outside. it's still quite warm. 77 degrees as you start your friday. the difference today is that temperatures don't get back to the 90s. they say in the low to mid-80s. maybe a shower or two. mainly to the west of town, you can see the high temperature nowhere near 90. 83 degrees. then we've got a fantastic stretch of weather for your labor day weekend forecast. we'll take a look at that in a minute. emily west is here with your get away. >> not going anywhere fast on the cross bronx. it is closed eastbound right near westchester avenue.
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so you're going to find heavy delays. a live look at that. it is very, very slow. of course, we've got several vehicles involved in this. that is eastbound near westchester avenue. the backup to third avenue, rubber necking as well. it is going to be a mess on the cross bronx this morning. staten island expressway eastbound between victory boulevard to exit 11. still two lanes taken up here and heavy delays. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> thank you very much, emily. now to that breaking news. nypd officers drawn into a shootout on the streets of brooklyn. "today in new york's" katherine creag is in bushwick. kat, what's going on? >> reporter: this is one of two crime scenes happening right now as this police vehicle is leaving here. you can see some of the detectives in the middle of the street there. this is jefferson and bushwick avenues where two police officers and a suspect got into a shootout. it all began blocks away. 1:25 this morning. two men got into a confrontationtation at madison street.
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one man was shot in the arm by the other. police were called and two officers from the 83rd police precinct found that suspected gunman where we are, bushwick and jefferson avenue. that man, according to police, fired his weapon at the two police -- video was taken of the scene. the officers fired back. the suspect was shot in the leg and taken to the hospital. he's also in police custody as well. taken to the hospital as a precaution. the other man in police custody. we're waiting to find out what charges if any are faced. we're at the madison street crime location, that's closed off as well. >> thank you very much, kat. now to more breaking news. a teacher faces charges for creating chaos at the u.s. open.
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arrested at 1:00 this morning. he is a public school teacher in new york city. we are still confirming at which school he teaches. here's what happened yesterday. a drone buzzed lieu the louis armstrong stadium. he flew diagonally before it crashed into that empty section of seats. thankfully, nobody was hurt. one of the players, flavia panetta said she heard it buzz by. she didn't know what it was. her initial thought was maybe it was some sort of bomb being flown in. obviously it wasn't. when it crashed, it broke apart. police and fire personnel went to check it out. thankfully, nobody was hurt. scared but not hurt. the nypd is investigating and we're working on getting you a picture of the guy they arrested. >> kerry, thank you very much. coming up on 6:04. it's friday morning. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. raphael miranda in for chris. raphi, good morning. >> good morning, guys.
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it's been an amazing summer of weekends weatherwise around new york city. we'll continue that stretch. we have muggy weather to get through on this friday morning. it's muggy but not as hot. the heat wave ends. no longer in the 90s this afternoon. one or two showers and storms can't be ruled out. we're also looking at a beautiful labor day weekend forecast. we'll take it day by day in a few minutes. a look outside. storm tracker shows a quiet picture. no rain just yet. there is a front in the vicinity. that could spark off showers and storms in the afternoon. it's 77. warm and muggy outside. still feeling tropical. but the big change today. look at the numbers. nowhere near 90 degrees. today's high 83. can't rule out one or two storms after lunchtime. most of the day should be dry with more cloud cover. we'll look at the three-day holiday forecast coming up. kerry is sheer with the commute. >> emily. >> emily. sorry. >> same colors, blond hair. subways are okay.
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subways are fine. the buses, you're going to find detours. those listed here. everything else looks okay. early this afternoon, you will have extra trains the get away for labor day. keep that in mind as you travel out and you do have to move your cars today, too. alternate side meter rules in effect. i'll give you the latest on the cross bronx and what's going on there. >> thank you very much, emily. crews are waiting to remove the wreckage of a small plane crash as that pilot is being hailed as a hero. it went down in cresskill near a pool and soccer field. >> reporter: there were so many people in this area, authorities say they received numerous 911 calls about what was happening here. it's almost surreal to see it sitting there in.
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all was a result of a split second decision made by those on board. >> lost the engine completely. can we make an emergency landing? >> reporter: that was the transmission of trouble over the radio that came from the small coast guard auxiliary plane thursday afternoon at 5:00. it's usually assigned with conducting patrols at the hudson. today, as you mentioned, the pilot hailed as a hero as he recovers from serious injuries. by those who watched the tense moments unfold and saw what happened. >> i kind of turned and that's when i see -- that's the most heroic thing i have seen, the pilot avoid hitting any people. i think he purposely did that. i give them a lot of credit. now the ntsb will be investigating the plane and exactly what caused that engine failure.
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they're expected to arrive today and 'sthat plane expected to be moved today as well. we received an update on the two people on board. i'm told they're at hackensack university medical center. they underwent surgery to injuries to the lower ems ex trem lis. after seeing that plane, they're expected to make a full recovery. >> thank you very much, tracie strahan. in new jersey, five rutgers university football players are suspended in connection with an assault and violent spree of home invasion robberies. ruhann peele, nadir barnwell, gross, boggs were arrested four of them were allegedly involved in an unprovoked attack earlier this year that left a student with a broken jaw. police say that boggs and several others pulled off at least armed home invasion robberies, both in and around campus. they allegedly stole cash and marijuana. >> i think it's shocking that
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five football players do it when they have a big rep in school. >> very prestigious, you wouldn't expect the athletes -- >> the players will miss rutgers home opening game tomorrow night against norfolk state. a pair of crafty crooks are on the run following a robbery in the bronx. police say the men seen in this video broke into a vacant apartment on watson avenue early wednesday morning. once there, they drilled a hole in the apartment's floor and dropped to a deli below it. >> undetermined amount of cash. set fire to the basement to cover their tracks. talking so much approximate the weather. now it's effect. concerns on both sides of the hudson. bergen county is asking residents to voluntarily restrict water usage by not watering their lawns. similar request comes from officials in rockland county. the health commissioner says
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conserving water will ensure that the county doesn't run into trouble in the fall or early in the winter. a defiant county clerk is waking up in jail as her office plans to give -- kim davis was contempt of court for -- davis stopped issuing marriage licenses when the supreme court legalized same-sex marriage. five of the counties six deputy clerks will issue licenses today. the lone holdout is davis' son. it's 6:09. new this morning, the last of the three americans who helped stop that suspected terrorist on a paris bound train back here in the united states. spencer stone, he got a hero's welcome after arriving at an air base near sack ramento sacramento. the two friends were helping him overpower the gunman. they've returned to the united states. really celebrate their return.
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>> absolutely. three heroes. it is 6:10 on this friday morning. vice president biden addresses the campaign rumors. we'll tell you what he's saying about a possible run for the white house. later, tracking your move or everyone's move. the new pilot program to ease congestion in the city. on top of that, you could get a reward for it. plus, your weather and traffic on the 4s. that's coming up. you're watching "today in new york." we thought we' d be ready. but demand for our cocktail bitters was huge.
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it's 6:13. four things to know this morning. following breaking news in brooklyn. a suspected gunman shot in the leg by police after allegedly firing on the officers. the man was wanted for an earlier shooting blocks away. also breaking. a new york city teacher facing charges after a drone he was operating crashed into an empty section of seats during a u.s. open match. kraft is expanding its recall of cheese slices over
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concerns that some of the plastic may stick to the slice and cause a choking hazard. new items being added to the recall, head to nbcnewyork.com. aaa projecting more than 35 million americans will be hitting the roads, the trains, the airports all for the labor day holiday. you may be on the road right now as a matter of fact. >> might not be a bad idea. >> get that early start. get to where you need to be. 6:14. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. it's a warm one, raphi. >> with the weekend forecast like this, i'm sure many of you want to get away to the beaches or the mountains just to enjoy beautiful weather. michael mentioned that drought earlier. i want to look at the drought monitor. it has expanded this week. now northeast new jersey, all these counties shaded in yellow have been added to the moderate drought category. that's gotten worse over the past week. still in the moderate drought for suffolk county, fairfield
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county and abnormally dry. no major rain on the horizon. here's a look at storm tracker. it's quiet right now. no rain to worry about just yet. temperatures are warm, muggy. temperatures in the 70s across suffolk county. 72 in east hampton. 77 in central park. it's a warm start to your day. 73 in long branch. near 70 in poughkeepsie. future tracker, you can see around 12:00 today, one or two storms will pop. maybe a brief heavy downpour. you will notice more cloud cover with an on-shore flow. more of the same showers to the west for one or two of you. as you make that get away around 5:00, 6:00, the weather will cooperate for the most part with your trooflg. no major problems there. let's get to the good stuff. jersey shore from asbury park to ocean city. sunshine, temperatures in the 70s tomorrow. low 80s on monday.
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no hurry to wrap up that vacation. if you're heading out east, more of the same. 76 degrees. warming up slowly day by day back to the low 80s on monday for places like the hamptons and also montauk. if you're looking for the hot stuff north and west of town, 82 degrees tomorrow. places like the catskills and the hudson valley. closing in on 90 with more humidity by your labor day monday. let's look t the seven-day forecast. 80 tomorrow. lots of sunshine. the humidity is gone by tonight. it comes back after labor day especially. labor day afternoon in to tuesday. temperatures soaring into the low 90s. maybe another heat wave, emily west. what do you think about that? >> i'll take it. i'm wearing yellow. got to keep the summer alive for a little longer. here's where it is bad. the cross bronx, really heavy there. we have live pictures. kai simonsen. they're loaded up on flatbed already. at least two cars, maybe three. even a truck involved in this. that's the cross bronx near westchester avenue.
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now, those delays, look at that. those delays go all the way back to the alexander hamilton bridge. of course, give that a few more moments, it's going to add to the delays on to the george washington bridge heading eastbound. so it's really heavy due to that crash taking up two lanes. you can get by with the left lane eastbound on the cross bronx. also, where you're going to find a slowdown, the staten island expressway. that's due to roadwork eastbound between exit 10 to 11. still there and it's still going to be a heavy ride. still have things in new jersey. a vehicle fire at 78 westbound by exit 18. that is taking up a lane. one vehicle fire cleared northbound by exit 9. one here by 8a. that was involving a truck. still t ting up the right lane as they off load that. problems causing delays with a disabled bus on 287 near 17. then some slowing in chester. 17 eastbound by exit 125. that accident takes up your left lane. alternate side meter rules are in effect.
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more weather and traffic on the 4s. emily, thank you very much. it's 6:18. three people are now injured after a bolt fell from the roof of the lucas oil stadium in indianapolis. it was a preseason football game. it happened just before halftime during last night's game between the bengals and the colts. the bolt fell while a roof was being opened. it hit two men and a woman. two were treated at the hospital. they are all expected to recover. >> now to decision 2016 and the speculation swirling around vice president joe biden. will he run for president. bide ep told an audience he would not hesitate to run if his family is up for it. the biden family has to give him a thumbs up for him to do it. the democratic front-runner hopes to rally female support of
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voters. clinton will try and connect with voters with a subscription bohex service. regular home deliveries of her favorite household items. donald trump has been leading in the polls by acting like an outsider some say. yesterday he a bout of pressure from the republican party. the republican front-runner signed a pledge to support whoever becomes the gop nominee and not run as a third-party candidate. heor met are reince priebus yesterday at trump tower and greeted a lobby full of supporters. >> the best way for the republicans to win is if i win the nomination and go directly ainst whoever they happen to put up and for that reason, i have signed the pledge. >> remember, polls have shown that trump could get double digit supporters. some republicans worry about a split vot ane guaranteeing the
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democrats nominee a win. the "today" show following all the developments from trump to biden and all the candidates in between. that's ahead at 7:00 a.m. 6:20 right now on this friday morning. just ahead, a scary but cute surprise. we'll tell you where this tiger cub was growling in the suburbs. follow the entire "today in new york" team on facebook and twitter. we'll be right back. this fall at dunkin donuts, get lost in pumpkin. pick up your favorite pumpkin-flavored beverages
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it was a preseason loss against sh the giants. he didn't play. judge based his ruling on ether brady way treated fairly by the league under the league's coouective bargaining agreement. > jason pierre-paul willm return to the giants early next week even if he's not quite ready take the field. finally allowing the giants to see the injuries he suffered during a fourth of july fireworks accident. the giants offered pierre-paul a guyoaranteed one-year deal in march. he has yet to s n it. >> time for weather and traffic on the 4s. we have our own sports event going on. u.s. open, another warm day, though for peoplealn the courts. >> it's going to be muggy out there. watching the matches at flushing. it's going to be not as hot as yesterday. close to the 90s. a bit of a break for the players and the fans. storm tracker, it's quiet right now. clseoud cover filtering in today. you'll wake up to the hazy sky. get the weekend start thed here. temperatures are warm. in the upper 70s to low 8 0es.
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not as hot as yesterday. a wind out of east aha0 to 20 miles per hour. uv index is high. there is a high risk for rip current today. if you are going to the beach, especially south facing new york city beaches, nassau, suffolk county, watch out for the rip current, even jersey shore. you have a moderate risk for rip current today. please exercise safety if ycoou're headed in the water. mare sure a lifeguard can see you if you're on the beach today. >> thank you very much, raphi. >> unenjoyable on the cross bronx right now. big delays cross ronx eastbound, westchester avenue. kai simonsen over the scene. that's cleanup crews there that had two lanes taken up. looks like the left lane is getting by. that backup stretches all the way back to the alexander hamilton bridge. it's a mess on the cross bronx. rubber necking as well. there's also subway delays too. we have delays on the c train now downtown.
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hoyt street to broadway junction this morning. >> thank you very much emily. 6:26. coming up next an update on the breaking news in brooklyn. >> repor r: i'm katherine creag and residents tell us that it was loud in this brooklyn neighborhood. a shootout between two police officers andla suspect. we'll show you what's happening here at this crime scene. more on this latest breaking news coming up. if you're about to head out the door, keep watching "today in new york." download the "news 4 new york" app on your mobile device right now and we'll be right back.
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breaking news. a shootout in brooklyn involving nypd officers. we'll tell you what sparked it all. also breaking, a teacher facing charges following that drone crash at the u.s. open. plus, the heat wave is finally over. but wait. storm team 4 will tell us what to expect this holiday weekend. "today in new york" starts now. good morning everybody. 6:30 on this friday, september 4th. i'm michael gargiulo. i'm darlene rodriguez. chris is off this morning. storm team 4's raphael miranda is here with the forecast. hey, raphi. >> very muggy out there as we start this holiday weekend. we have sunshine and hazy. temperatures in the 70s.
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you're waiting for that cooldown. the first thing you feel is the high humidity. look at the temperatures compared to yesterday. we w ere in the 90s again today. stuck in the 80s. a cooler day ahead. today's high 83 degrees. maybe one or two pop-up showers and storms as we head into the afternoon. finally, we have more refreshing weather coming our way in time for the holiday weekend. we'll tell you about that coming up. emily west has more. >> huge delays cross bronx expressway. had an accident near westchester avenue. i have live pictures from chopper 4. traffic is moving long once again. but that backup, that stretches all the way back, the alexander hamilton bridge. delays and building. look at the really heavy delays. at least the crash is cleared. dealing with rubber necking too. we have a few things on 78 eastbound. this is a disabled vehicle at
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the newark bay extension. a vehicle fire causing problems westbound by exit 18. more weather and traffic on the 4s. >> emily, thanks very much. now to breaking news. bullets fly in brooklyn when police officers confront a shooting suspect. katherine creag is on the scene in bushwick. >> reporter: first of all, all the cars making this turn here because the road is closed there. cornelius street. that's one of two crime scenes located there. detectives and police officers down there along the street ying to figure out what exactly happened here. thiss bushwick and jefferson avenues. it all began a few blocks away on madison street near knickerbocker avenue. do25 in the morning. that's where two men got into a confrontation. one of the men shot in the arm and taken to a hospital. the police are called in. two officers from the 83rd police precinct found that suspect here at bushwick avenue.
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that man fired his weapon according to investigators at the -- people in the area took video and photos of the scene. the officers fired back. the man was shot once in the leg and expected to survive. he's in police custody. the officers were taken to a hospital as a precaution. but not hurt. we're waiting to find out at this point michael what charges faces. but these roads around here, jefferson, bushwick avenue. they're closed off to traffic. there are road closures as well on the crime scene from madison street. >> kat, thank you. 6:32 right now. now to more breaking news. a teacher facing charges for a frightening incident at the u.s. open. "today in new york's" kerry barrett is following the breaking developme s from our newsroom. kerry? >> darlene, 26-year-old daniel verley was arrested at 1:00. he's charged with reckless endangerment. he's a public school teacher in new york city. we should have a picture for him soon.
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last night at 8:30, this drone, rather, buzzed the louis armstrong stadium during a match at the u.s. open. it flew diagonally across the arena and crashed into that section of empty seats. one of the players said she heard it. didn't know what it was. it broke apart and police and fire personnel went to check it out. thankfully, nobody was hurt, she thought it was a bomb. didn't know what it was. scary certainly. the nypd is investigating. darlene? >> kerry barrett in the newsroom. thank you. coming up on 6:34 right now. it's time for weather and traffic on the 4s. check in with raphael miranda. raphi, some people may be trying to get started on this holiday weekend. >> even into the afternoon. no real weather problems. the problem is, it's still muggy outside, still team i and tropical. not as hot today. one or two scatter showers and storms possible this afternoon
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anind we have a beautiful stretch weather to enjoy your labor day holiday. here's a look at storm tracker. no real rain worry about. a front passes through. at 77, it's warm and sticky. as soon as you step out there, you feel the humidity. temperatures in the 70s throughout the morning. in the 80s by the afternoon. the heat wave is over today. a hhigh temperature into the 08s. no 90s on this friday. keeping it mostly quiet in detail emily west has a look at the traffic. >> broadway to -- we have ongoing track work. that wraps up today later this evening on the ef, m and r. keep that in mind has you travel. everything is on schedule. but this afternoon, there will be extra trains tore the labored get away. that starts right around 1:40 this afternoon. and alternate side meter rules
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in effect. more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. >> two pilots of the coast guard auxiliary plane are being credited with creating a possible disaster in bergen county. the plane went down in cresskill near a popular swim club and close to sports fields. we want to show you live he can pictures, the wreckage of the plane. it's at the far south of the field. they considered going to teterboro airport and the hudson river before they landed at that busy park. they landed the plane away from people and away from children. >> we've lost the engine completely. can we make an emergency landing? >> this morning, the pilots are in surgery at the hackensack trauma center and expected to recover. a wendy's in new jersey is closed after two cars slammed into the front entrance. police say it happened before
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5:00 a.m. at the wendy's on route 4. both cars were driving near the paramus road exit when they barreled into the glass. another car slammed into the same restaurant causing significant damage. repairs had just been completed. >> i mean, it's one of those lightning doesn't strike twice kind of things. you wouldn't imagine the same scenario. i mean, the same angle. >> no one was seriously injured in yesterday's crash. happening today, two former new jersey daycare workers accused of trying to create a fight club for young children, they'll face a judge. 28-year-old chanese white, 22-year-old erica kenny, they're facing child abuse charges. prosecutors say they're encouraging children as young as 4 years old are taught to fie at the academy. the brawls were continued and even shared them on social media. hot water restored to a building where the legionella bacteria was dee teched in the
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water system. filters were installed on faucets and showerheads in all apartments at 681 cortland avenue. a new water treatment system is now up and running well. there have been four cases there since march. investigators aren't sure where the latest patient caught it. >> as everyone knows, there's hundreds of legionnaires' cases in new york city each other. most vap in isolation, some thank god with very little consequence for the patient. >> two other buildings at the melrose houses tested negative for legionnaires'. test results from five other buildings are expected back today. there's a push to extend the federal programs to help those who worked at ground zero after the 9/11 attacks. since 2007, the programs have offered aid to. it filled the air in lower manhattan. due to expire unless action is
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taken in washington. dozens of rescue workers, members of krepg gathered to call for something to be done. >> those who put their lives on the line, those who kufrd these who iowe there's no doubt at all. they should get the health care an the monitoring that they absolutely deserve. the congressman initially say they limited programs because there were concern about cost. the funding at this point is scheduled to end in october of 2016. governor cuomo says he sympathizes with parents who are frustrated by the state's common core curriculum. the governor says he will seek recommendations from parents, teachers and education experts how to prove it. many say common core is too difficult and forces teachers to prepare the students for those standardized tests. the new york city department of transportation is looking for 400 drivers to take part in a
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pilot program that helps to save them time and money. the drivers who are in the program, it collects data about their driving habits about their car's on board computers. it will be used to provide feetback like how to avoid traffic, or fuel efficiency. could lead to discounts on auto insurance from allstate. one of the partners. you can sign up online, it's drive smart nyc.com. always a mystery to get traffic moving in the city or at all. >> i don't think it will ever be solved. it's 6:39. still ahead, a papal surprise. we'll tell when you the pope decided to run some errands. a tiger cub if trouble. it's running around in a neighborhood in need of help. >> weather and traffic on the hads. you're watching "today in new york."
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a live look at times square. busy times square. new this morning, the force is strong for star wars fans in the city. hundreds packed toys-r-us in times square. get ahold of the new star wars toys. go raphi. for the upcoming movie. the force awakens. darlene said it's the whole news 4 meteorologist team. storm team 4. >> you've got to see something you've never seen before. as we saw the storm trooper is dancing. part of a global event. it's called force friday. target and walmart stores, they open at midnight to sell toys. the original store, i think, was 1979. isn't it amazing how this has become part of our culture. people love it. >> still as relevant.
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every generation knows star wars as their favorite characters. >> my son was like bobo fat. that's deep, right? imt he's going to kill me. >> yes. >> come on, guys. is there any other choice? yeah, that was fun. >> still muggy like yesterday. you can see a look outside at the this hour. kind of quiet but the humidity is there. it still has that tropical feel and there's a look at the plaza. 77 degrees. can't find much sunshine now. cloudy, mostly cloudy skies and you're feeling that sticky necessary as you step outside. don't worry. it's going away. it's going to take a little while to get gone. you can see cloud cover around the city. one shower popping up in fairfield county. that's going to be the trend today. hit or miss showers defend pending where you are. we do need the rain. temperatures in the 60s and 70s in new jersey. 70 in sayreville.
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67 down in toms river. temperatures are in the 70s all the way up to the hudson valley. 70 in newburgh. it's an ac morning for sure in places like bridgeport. the humidity in fairfield county. baseball weather gets better towards the end of the day. the rays are taking on the yanks. it feels good. humidity is dropping. it's warm and a nice warmth. 79 degrees and we're expecting lots of sunshine. at the start of the game shall temperatures in the 70s throughout. here's a look at future tracker at lunchtime today. again the showers threatening mainly north and west of new york city. not going to be a big deal for the get away. not going to get in the way of your driving plans. around 3:00 p.m., more of the same. maybe an isolated thunderstorm. around 5:00, 6:00 for the evening commute when the roads get cooking here, pretty quiet weather. it's warm, less muggy. you can see the drying influence by tomorrow. lots of sunshine and the humidity is gone. it's going to be a major difference.
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great weather to grill. temperatures hovering in the low 08s. the warmup returns. sunday, back to 86. beautiful beach weather on monday, labor day. wouldn't stay away for long. monday up to 90 degrees. hazy, hot and hud mid. another heat wave heading into next week with temperatures into the low the 90s again. emily west has a look at the commute. >> hi, raphi. we're checking out the cross bronx. heavy delays from the george washington bridge over to westchester avenue. kai simonsen above the scene. this is eastbound at westchester avenue. looks like -- the backup. look at it. it stretches all the way back under -- that is where we have rubber necking as well. under the apartments, there is a report of another crash. that is what is causing those in addition to those problems.
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looks like a cement truck. another tractor-trailer or something involved in this. maybe they're trying to get around. definitely the cement truck. a heavy go on the cross bronx eastbound this morning. looking at about a half hour building at the george washington bridge. 78 eastbound at the new york bay extension bridge. a disabled truck. that's causing problems. also delays all morning. cleanup from an earlier truck fire. we had reports of it was carrying watermelons. on the turnpike northbound at exit 8a. then extra trains starting this afternoon for the labor day get away. starting around 1:00 and alternate side meter rules in effect. more weather and traffic coming up. >> emily, thank you. it's not the kind of stray cat you would expect to find. but in southern california a 3-month-old bengal siberian tiger was discovered roaming the streets. beautiful. though.
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the 25-pound cub was found in bad shape. officials say it's declawed and injured and will need surgery for ahern hernia. he's been getting food from a bottle and meat as well. it's been up and running around. >> he's in good condition and good spirits. that is not a purr. that is just being a baby and kind of complaining. >> good set of lungs too, right? the tiger is at an animal sanctuary. the department of fish and wildlife will decide where it will end up. in california, it's against the law for anyone to keep the tiger as a pet or for any other reason. poor guy. >> in the right habitat. >> coming up next, see what happens when the holy father pops out of the vatican, goes on a little local shopping trip. >> don't forget, follow us on facebook and twitter. michaelg4ny. darlene4ny. you're watching "today in new york." .
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beautiful view there towards lower manhattan. at 6:52. some people may have thought they were seeing things in an eye glass store in downtown rome. >> no, that was really pope francis out shopping for new glasses. the pope wanted to use his old frames so he didn't spend too much money. he insisted on paying for his new lenses himself. after some time in the store, he headed back to the vatican with his security detail. >> they probably expedited the lenses for him. >> when do you need these by? create aid special section on your website with everything you need to know about his visit. head to nbcnewyork.com. the "today" show is coming up in a few minutes. we check in with savannah and willie. >> popes.
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they're just like us. >> yeah. >> good morning to you. coming up on the show this morning, busy day in the presidential race. vice president biden opening up about whether he'll run, what it would take for him to run. donald trump stumbles on foreign policy questions in a new interview and accuses the host of gotcha questions. we've got it covered. are you too clean for your own good? hear me out. your quest to live germ-free could be making you sick. >> those stories but brad pace ys paisley is on our plaza. >> we have three brad paisley fans right here in the studio. came from the country music hotbed of long island to see brad paisley. country music is everywhere. long island. >> they were looking for savannah and willie but they got lost and stopped on the third floor and found us. >> send them this way. follow the trail of crumbs that we left. >> all right, guys.
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thanks. looking forward to it. up next, we'll get an update on the breaking stories we're following this morning. >> you're watching "today in new york."
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now for the latest on the breaking news we're following in brooklyn. nypd officers drawn into a shootout. >> katherine creag is in bushwick with the story. >> reporter: darlene and michael, this is where bullets went flying, where the shootout happened between two police
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officers and a suspect and where detectives as you can see are still at. jefferson and bushwick avenues with where we're located. this all began at 1:25 this morning, madison street and knickerbocker avenue. two men got into a ton con frantation. one took off running and where the two police officers tracked him down. according to nypd he fired at them, they fired back and he was shot in the leg. he was taken to the hospital and will recover. he's in police custody. back to you. >> thank you very much, kat. now to kerry barrett in the newsroom with an update on our other breaking story. an arrest in that drone crash at the u.s. open. kerry. >> 26-year-old new york city public school teacher daniel verley was arrested at 1:00 this morning. he's charged with reckless endangerment. he was operating the drone that buzzed the louis armstrong stadium last night at 8:30 during a match at the u.s. open. it crashed into an empty section of seats. it broke apart when it landed. police and fire personnel
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stoppe the game to check it out. the nypd is investigating. darlene, michael. >> all right, kerry thanks very much. two pilots of a coast guard auxiliary plane are credited with preventing a possible disaster following a crash in bergen county. we want to show you live pictures of the scene. that's the wreckage of the plane. it's on the far side of the soccer field in cresskill. officials say the pilots considered going to teterboro and the hudson river but landed at that park and managed to avoid anyone there. the pilots are in surgery and are expected to recover fortunately. one more check of traffic with emily west. >> we had the crash at westchester avenue on the cross bronx. there is another one. kai simonsen live above the scene on the alexander hamilton bridge. it looks like a tanker truck causing delays. it goes toward the george
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washington bridge. you're looking at about 40-minute delays. you can see across the span how heavy it is. getting into the tolls, it's going to be packed as well. now, extra trains today on -- for a get away. that starts around 1:00. get that started. >> let's go. >> hey, guys. muggy. but the humidity is getting out of here later on today. the heat wave is over. still muggy this morning. one or two storms possible later on into the early afternoon. then the humidity takes an exit by the afternoon. much more comfortable tonight. down to 65 for a low. we have a beautiful stretch of weather for the entire holiday weekend. sunshine and 80 tomorrow. >> wow. >> mid-80s on sunday. back to 90 on labor day with a little bit of humidity back in the mix as well. another possible heat wave as we head into next week. enjoy your goodbye to summer. >> bye summer. >> the "today" show is next. >> that's what's happening "today in new york."
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good morning. the decision. a candid joe biden opens up about his mix of emotions as he weighs whether to run for president. >> the honest to god answer is i just don't know. >> on the republican side donald trump gets tripped up on foreign policy on a popular conservative radio show. >> i don't believe in gotcha questions. i'm not trying to quiz you on -- >> that is a gotcha question though when you're asking who's running this, this, this. >> trump's blunt response about what he doesn't know. breaking overnight, more than tennis balls flying at the u.s. open. a drone crashes into the stands right in the middle of the match. this morning the arrest just made. cobra on the loose. a deadly snake escapes from his owner's home in florida and the search is on to find it. >> i'm nervous. it's a king cobra. >> tonight advice for anyone who may come across it.
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and crushing it. >> country king brad paisley brings his sold out world tour to our plaza and kicks off labor day in style, "today," friday, september 4, 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, everyone. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. that's a good-looking crowd right there. >> a massive crowd. guy with 23 number one songs, brad paisley doing basically a full concert for us over the next couple of hours. >> to the news. it is the presidential race. comments from the vice president, candid about his potential run. meantime, donald trump is accusing oh conservative radio host of gotcha questions. we have two reports starting with andrea mitchell on what the vice president is saying. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the vice president spoke late
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last night at a lecture in an atlanta synagogue. during a question and answer period he offered the most revealing insight to date on pursuing the presidency for a third time. >> the most relevant factor in my decision is whether my family and i have the emotional energy to run. >> reporter: after weeks of speculation, joe biden speaking at length for the first time about a possible 2016 presidential run. >> the less i can go to my party and the american people and say that i am able to devote my whole heart and my whole soul to this endeavor, it would not be appropriate. >> reporter: it was already a tough decision for biden who lost two previous bids for the white house and is barely three

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