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this workweek. 70 degrees in the city. we're the warmer spot. 60s long island. 54 in west hampton. north and west, you see the 50s. still a little on the cool side. not a lot of fog, but there's some patchy fog out there. in some cases, a little dense. west hampton down to a quarter of a mile. two miles is sussex. kind of scattered around the area. for most of us, not an issue. it's clear, comfortable, 70 now. we jump to 83 by noon. 88 by 3:00. that's the forecast high. still in the 80s by 6:00 with sunshine continuing. emily west in for lauren. how's the commute moving along? >> we have the e train delays. uptown running express canal to 42nd due to switch problems. with the lirr, due to the derailment a couple days ago, you are going to finds a normal commute. we have some detours with the buses this morning.
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alternate side meter rules are in effect. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> emily, thank you. the coast. tsunami advisories in effect for parts of california and also in hawaii after a powerful chile. that quake was powerful, magnitude 8.3. it hit near the central part of the country. kerry barrett is in the newsroom with the latest. >> it was a very big quake, darlene. the u.s. gee logical survey says it was the largest earthquake to hit in that location in 100 years. this morning, the chilean president confirming three are dead. the quake was felt as far away as santiago, about 160 miles to the south of the epicenter. the airport was evacuated but has since reopened. it shook a lot of buildings in the area. tsunami warnings are being issued for that area and for
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several hundred miles of central and southern california. even as far away as hawaii. they don't expect a major tsunami, but they are saying conditions could be very dangerous for boaters and for swimmers. meanwhile, chile's national emergency office is asking the residents of the coastal towns there to evacuate. there's a lot of infrastructure damage. communication has been poor. there are a lot of areas that have no power. we spoke with one man who lived through earthquakes in that region before. >> when that happens, the ocean comes in. so pretty much we have to run up to the hills, you know, to get away from the water. so it's two things you got to be really careful of. >> yeah, of course. and there were aftershocks measuring somewhere between 5.7 and 6.3 quakes. not uncommon in chile. it is very active area. in fact, the largest earthquake recorded in all of human history, a magnitude 9.5 hit southern chile in 1960. >> kerry barrett in the newsroom.
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thank you. 5:06 right now. 11 of the republican presidential candidates met for that second debate with donald trump and jeb bush trading some of the night's sharpest barbs. >> and your brother's administration gave us barack obama because it was such a disaster those last three months that abraham lincoln couldn't have been elected. >> you know what, as it relates to my brother, there's one thing i know for sure. he kept us safe. >> you hear there. trump also came under fire from carly fiorina. she got into the debate's longest round of applause when asked about donald trump's controversial comments about her looks. >> i think women all over this country heard very clearly what mr. trump said. [ applause ] >> after a pause, donald trump called carly fiorina, quote, a beautiful woman. joseph ganim is claiming victory in the city's democratic primary. a win against incumbent bill finch would be another step in his political comeback. just five years ago he completed
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a seven-year prison term for taking bribes from developers. ganim is expected to face finch at the polls again in the november election. finch can appear on the ballot as an independent candidate. today we should see the first arraignments involving the baruch college hazing death. a grand jury says chun michael deng was murdered. it happened two years ago during a brutal fraternity ritual in pennsylvania. today five men who face the least serious charges will be in a courtroom in pocono pines. the arraignment of all 37 people indicted, that's going to happen in phases. another setback for the rutgers football team. its head coach now suspended for three games. an internal investigation found coach kyle flood violated a university policy by contacting a teacher last spring. it happened after flood learned a star player was failing a course and wouldn't be eligible to play this fall. flood is also facing a $50,000 fine. he apologized for his actions.
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exclusively to news 4. >> it's always a difficult decision when you're censuring someone who you believe fundamentally is an ethical and moral person. >> flood's suspension comes after seven players and three former players were arrested on assault and home invasion robbery charges. 5:08 right now. the migrants who were facing threats of arrest by hungary are now being welcomed into croatia. this morning refugees were seen boarding buses and trains. 5,000 have crossed into croatia. they're being promised passage on to western europe. now, yesterday, hungary sealed its border with serbia. migrants actually tear gassed by police and then rocks thrown back at those hungarian officers. this morning's money report, talk of a settlement between general motors and the government. a formal announcement is expected today from manhattan's federal prosecutor. it involves the faulty ignition switches blamed for 120 deaths.
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$1 billion. 5:09 right now. it is a hero's welcome. who's getting some special treatment today in our nation's capital. plus, a big honor for the local composer for the second time. his original work that's placing a very special part in pope francis' visit. plus, another hot september day. we're going to have weather and traffic on the 4s as we look there at the brooklyn bridge.
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it's 5:12. here are four things to know this morning. we're following breaking news. overnight police issued a missing child alert for 10-year-old celine hicks. o she may be with her parents who do not have custody. katherine creag is in contact with police. today mayor de blasio's times square task force scheduled to meet for the first time. they only have two weeks to find a solution to the topless painted women and aggressive costume characters in times
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square. after years of outcries from parents, new york state shortening its common core standardized tests. it affects kids in third through eighth grades. many parents are choosing to opt out of having their children take the test. speaking of grades today, the straphanger campaign will release its report on the best and worst subways in the city. later, you can find out how your line ranks. interesting with common core, i know one of the complaints the children have had in taking the tests is that the tests themselves are long. they feel pressured to finish. a lot of times they don't finish. a lot of kids don't finish. that may be one of the debate points. >> it was a hard thing. a lot of parents and children feel that it was sort of thrown upon them and that it was a completely different curriculum and the teachers weren't even well versed enough to each it. so they we teaching for the exam as opposed to teaching the in rriculum the way it was intended to be taught. >> changes going on here. 5:14 right now. time for weather and traffic on
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the 4s. chris, very exciting. good weather for duran duran on the "today" show. my wife shannon will be down. she will be restrained by nbc at some point. >> that's her celebrity crush, right? >> i'm out the window if he looks at her. >> this is going to be big. i can't wait to see that. that's nict of you to take her in thoue. you let her out. that was ni. the warmth is going to peak again today. back into the upper 80s. a cooling trend gets under way. it's a gradual one, a slow process into the weekend. t much rain in the forecast over the next seven days. pollen report, same culprits out there. the weed pollen also at a moderate level. notaa big change there. staten island, you're at 62. the park at 70 this hour.
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temperatures in the 50s. degrees. some high clouds out th e. the rain from that system is off the carolina coast. not even close to us, and it's not going to get close to us. you can see a little bit of the veil of those high clouds drifting across the city. for the most part, lots of today. future tracker shows that. not much going on through noontime. tonight through tomorrow morning. we start out nice and clear. there could be a little bit of patchy fog. eventually you'll start to see low clouds move in from the atlantic. notice by saturday night into sugnnday, that starts to be the case. i think sunday we're going to see more clouds, plus there will be a cold front coming in. most of the rain with that front falls apart before getting here. we'll see more cloud, yes, on sunday and the start of next week, but not much in the way of raatin. 88 the expected high temperature with the west to southwest wind. generally mid and upper 80s inland spots.
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maybe a touch cooler on the east end of long island. lower 80s there. 68 the low tonight with a clear sky. nearby suburbs, low to mid-60s. distant suburbs, not quite as chilly as the last few nights. then we look ahead towards the weekend. starts out nice with plenty of suinnshine on saturday. temperatures in the lower 80s. a few more clouds build in with the sun on sunday. a front drops through that turns the wind back towards the east and northeast. it'll be breezy on monday, temperatures in the 70s. that'll start to feel like an autumn day that's r sure. then we may get a little spotty drizzle or a touch of light rain sometime later monday into tuesday. a string of sunny days thursday, friday, saturday. sunday, again, just a few more clouds. not a bad day. notice a cooler 73 monday. mid-70s for tuesday and wednesday of next week. emily wett cere. let's find out about the commute an far this thursday morning. >> an accident now. this is going to be on the bruckner. a couple lanes taken up near pelham parkway. this is northbound.
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slow go getting iround it. let's take a live look at the l.i.e. at grand central parkway. moving along just fine this morning. not a bad ride through industry city. that's moving along all right. and a live check of the new jersey turnpike near newtrk airport. starting to see a few more people on the roadways, but still a nice ride. not too bad there. earlier trouble on the e trains, bu tt everything has cleared. also, lirr expecting a normal morning commute. we did have problems the last couple days on the port jefferson branch. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> thank you, emily. today the three american heroes who stopped a terror attack in france go to the white house and the pentagon. president obama plans to express his gratitude. the trio helped take down a gungnman aboard a speeding train to pad s. all three will get military thnors at the pentagon. as for airman spencer stone, he'll receive the purple heart medal.
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francis will be here for new york city. we'll be hearing music fro a local composer where the pope enters madison square garden. he i wrote "processional for a pontiff" for pope john paul ii's visit in 8. now it's going to be used again, this time for pope franci >> we'd like to u it at madison s oare garden as well. i said, three popes? imagine three popes using your music and to be alive for it. this didn't happen after i'm gone like so many composers. >> quite the honor. that special mass at madison square garden, that's going to take place next friday at 6:00 p.m. a pennsylvania priest says it's something he always wanted to do. re-create the vatican in legos. he did it jwst in time for ope francis' visit.
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it even has the pope waving to the crowd at st. peter's square. in that crowd, nuns with iphones, even elvis. the whole thing took about ten months to build. you can see these legos at philadelphia's franklin institute. pretty incredible. >> that's amazing. >> oh, my gosh. and a reminder, we've created a special section on our website wincth everything you need to know about the pope's visit. head to nbcnewyork.com/pope. taovlk about meticulous. >> snapping the plastic things all over the place. >> very difficult. a lot of respect. ahead, former governor george pataki borrows a line from donald trump who says he would have fired. and why the key to happiness and work may be just a snack away. >> we know that. follow the "today in new york" team on facebook and twitter.
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a little dark, but that's a manhattan.
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if you're afraid of heights, look away. the australian tight rope walker says this is a dream for him. he walked a rope almost 1,000 feet above the skyline. that's melbourne, australia. the rope stretched between two peaks. the daredevil's name is keane peterson. he actually laid on his back halfway through the walk. he did that because he had a leg cramp. but he was able to finish the walk safely. i get anxious just looking at this video. knowing he's okay, it still makes me anxious. he had a leg cramp and stretched his leg out and was able to get back up. week. wow. 5:24 right now. a new study suggests some free snacks will keep you smiling at work. a survey by the grocery delivery service pea pod suggests companies that provide free food have happier employees. this is what we've been saying.
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the survey suggests 56% of d an employees are happy at their job, but that number climbs to 67% among those who get treated to free food. well, we're a bunch of hogs here. we know that's true. >> put out to a trough, and we're all at it. >> doesn't matter what it is. seriously speaking, i really do believe that. >> i totally agree. >> free, even better. >> and available. >> get on that, chris. >> it's out there and it's available. the weekends, that's when you get the free food. all right. stepping out into another beautiful day today that feels more like summer than fall. starting out at 70 in the city. we're seeing 50s and 60s in a lot of the suburbs. 88 the high this afternoon. that's exactly where we were yesterday. humidity stays low. it's comfortable. 68 the low tonight. again a few 50s in the suburbs. looks like one more day of real summertime weather. into the weekend. but still nice. >> sounds good.
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emily, what's going on this morning? >> north of the city in duchess county, we have an accident closing the road. this is both directions. 82 between 343 to sharon turnpike. again, you are going to find some big delays there. commuter checklist, so far, so good, even with lirr. that'll make a lot of people happy this morning. >> all right, emily. thanks very much. coming up, people are anxiously watching the shore tsunami advisories are in effect this morning after a powerful earthquake. and i'm katherine creag live on the lower east side where police are looking for a missing little girl. we'll have the latest on this breaking story coming up. if you're about to head out the door, take uses with you. keep watching "today in new york." download the news 4 new york app on your mobile device right now.
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we're following two breaking news stories this morning. right now an alert issued for this missing 10-year-old girl who police say she might be with. also breaking, police identified the cab driver now who was stabbed to death overnight in brooklyn. these are live pictures from the scene. right from the start insults fly at the republican debate. >> his visceral response to attack people on their apeernsz,
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my goodness, that happened in junior high. >> i never attacked him on his look, and believe me, there's plenty of subject matter right there. that i can tell you. >> the memorable moments from a tense showdown. "today in new york" starts now. right for the jugular on that one. good morning, everyone. thursday morning, september 17th. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. chris, going to keep it dignified this morning. >> surprised they didn't pull out the spit balls. we get to that point, i'm not watching him. the weather for us nice this morning. get closer to the five boroughs, it's between 65 and 70. the suburbs still on the cool side this morning, but it is almost officially autumn. another day filled with sunshine. it's going to feel like summer again. 83 by noontime. forecasting a high of 88 degrees. little after 5:30. emily west in for lauren.
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>> we have an accident on the bruckner, but it did clear. you can still find delays around pelham parkway northbound. everything should start to seize out pretty soon. let's take a live look the a the george washington bridge this morning. the upper level is moving along fine. lower, no problems. even the lincoln and holland, no delays there. more weather and traffic coming up. >> emily, thank you. 5:30 now. to the breaking news. a missing 10-year-old girl. police are looking in two boroughs, but the search may soon expand further. "today in new york" katherine creag is live with more. >> reporter: the little girl was in school one minute. the next, she's taken by her mother, who according to police, doesn't have legal custody of her daughter. she was taken from her school. this one right here, just days ago. we have a photograph of that 10-year-old girl. her name is celine hicks. she is with her noncustodial parents. her parents are 42-year-old carlos hicks and 39-year-old
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jacqueline hendricks. investigators say the child lives with another relative. the 10-year-old was last seen at castle middle school here on henry street on tuesday around 1:00 in the afternoon. hicks and hendricks may be driving a 1993 white chevrolet lumina with a new mexico license plate ngg- 506. similar to the car in that photo there. they may be in the bronx or out of state. the father, carlos hicks, was arrested recently in july for driving with a suspended license in that chevy. as you pointed out, the searching is happening here in manhattan and the bronx, where she was taken from. also, it's out of state because at one point the parents lived in new mexico. >> katherine, thank you. there's also breaking news in brooklyn. someone killed a livery driver overnight. police have just released the victim's name. this happened in just the last hour. this is in east new york near the intersection of dumont avenue and shepherd avenue.
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scene this morning. >> reporter: it's a gruesome scene here where crime scene investigators are still keeping their eyes on that camry, where rav raphael veras, just 35 years old, was stabbed this morning. crime scene investigators have been here combing the area for any clues that could lead to his killer. driving for the new lots cab company in east new york. it remains unclear if he was on duty or driving for himself at the time. also, we've learned from fellow cabbies here at the scene that he was a new driver and told expressly by co-workers not to park in this area because it was simply too dangerous. he was stabbed multiple times in his torso then transported to brookdale hospital, where he was pronounced dead. again, raphael veras stabbed multiple times. this. police not releasing much of a description on who the suspect could be. back to you. thank you. happening right now, hawaii and parts of the california coast rurnd tsunami advisory
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following a deadly earthquake in chile. footage from chilean tv shows supermarket shelves shaking as the 8.2-magnitude quake struck the coast of chile. at least five people have been killed, one is missing. the quake was followed by three strong aftershocks with waves flooding coastal neighborhoods. authorities are still assessing the damage. 5:34 right now. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. like that, it's really terrifying to think because it's not just the initial problem. it's then the aftershocks and what may happen later on. >> and if it's anywhere under water, that can create this propagation of huge waves that can travel a long distance. that's why i think they were on the lookout along the west coast of the u.s. as well and hawaii. so far, so good in that area. unfortunately, yeah, this is a volatile planet, and it does shake itself once in a while. that was tragic unfortunately. meantime for us, it's quiet around here weather wise. not much going on. a repeat performance today of what we saw yesterday. almost identical. morning temperatures starting
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out in the 50s and 60s. the city at 70. the warm spot. highs back into the upper 80s this afternoon. we have that california feel with the temperatures in the 80s. the mum humidity is low. looking at a temperature near 70 right now. 50s and 60s in the suburbs. 83 by noon with lots of sun. 88 by 3:00. that should be the high temperature for the day. we'll see if this continues into the weekend in the seven day coming up. let's go to the commute now with emily. >> an accident on the l.i.e. avenue. two lanes blocked. you can see the backup goes back the bqe. also, subways look okay. no reports of delays. lirr expecting a normal morning commute. buses, the s-74, s-76 still dealing with detours. alternate meter rules are in effect. more weather and traffic coming up. 5:35 now. the republican candidates for president met for their second
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some of the sharpest exchanges coming between jeb bush and front runner donald trump. florida. >> totally false. >> you wanted it and you didn't get it because i was opposed to casino gambling before, during, and after. i'm not going to be bought by anybody. >> i promise if i wanted it, i would have gotten it. >> no way. >> all right. bush also asked trump to apologize for suggesting that his views on immigration, mr. mexican-born wife. trump refused to admit he said anything wrong. meanwhile, carly fiorina asked about trump's controversial comments about her looks. >> i think women all over this country heard very clearly what mr. trump said. [ applause ] >> they did argue over who had prompting governor chris christie to get in the middle and say, we don't want to hear about your careers, quote. well, there was an earlier
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debate by four gop candidates. that's where new york's former governor george pataki spoke out against the kentucky county clerk who refuses to issue same-sex marriage licenses. >> an i elected official can't say, i'm not going to follow that law if it conflicts with my beliefs. i think she should be fired. if she worked for me, i would have fired her. we have to uphold the rule of law. >> that clerk, kim davis, spent several days in jail. pataki says there's a place where religion supersedes the rule of law, and that's iran. much more is coming up on the "today" show. reaction from the debates coming up at 7:00. it is 5:37 now. the aide to governor cuomo who was shot in the head in brooklyn has died. carey gabay was taken off life support last night just hours after his family announced he was brain dead. the 43-year-old lawyer was caught in the cross fire between two gangs during the festivities leading up to the west indian day parade. >> this was an extraordinary
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man, and he has an extraordinary family. i think this is another painful reminder of the problem this nation has with gun violence. >> this is a sketch of the suspected gunman along with surveillance video of two men wanted for questioning in this case. it's being called the biggest synthetic marijuana bust in new york city history. federal agents raided 80 locations and arrested at least six people. the six are among ten suspects now under federal indictment. officials say they schemed to import chemicals to make $30 million worth of marijuana commonly sold as spice or k-2. the drugs are marketed toward kids and sold for around $5 a packet at corner stores. 5:38. the tv star from the tv show "the league," who claimed to escape the burning world trade center towers is now apologizing. steve rannazzisi was called out by "the new york times." they claimed he was not working in the south tower, he was
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he tweeted, quote, as a young man, i made a mistake that i deeply regret and for which apologies may not be enough. fxx says their relationship with rannazzisi is being re-evaluated. another setback for the rutgers football team. its head coach is now suspended for three games. an internal investigation showed coach kyle flood violated a university policy by contacting a teacher last spring. it happened after flood learned a star player was failing a course and wouldn't be eligible to play this fall. flood is also facing a $50,000 fine. he apologized for his actions. the university's president spoke exclusively to news 4. >> it's always a difficult decision when you're censuring someone who you believe fundamentally is an ethical and moral person. >> flood's suspension comes after seven players and three former players were arrested on assault and home invasion robbery charges. 5:39 right now. still ahead, it may end up being
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the offers now pouring in for the student who was arrested after he brought a homemade clock to school. hello, who's this? >> congratulations, you're speaking to donald trump. >> oh, hello, donald. >> plus, jimmy fall lon played the role of donald trump to give hillary clinton some campaign advice. what he told her on "the tonight show." and another hot day today. weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. you're watching "today in new york". i'm michael douglas, and new york is my home. there's no place like it in the world. and there's no time to see
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70 degrees out. it is 5:42 on this thursday morning. well, democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton got a little advice from jimmy fallon's version of donald trump. >> you want to win? here's what you got to do. first, yell. i yell all the time. in fact, this phone isn't even plugged in. i'm just yelling. are you writing all this down?
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let me grab my pen. >> that's great. >> hillary clinton appeared on "the tonight show." controversy, much of the conversation centered around trump and the republican debate. hillary did her best trump impression when asked about a teleprompter. >> but i could go more stream of consciousness. you know, this is a huge election, you never know what might happen. you know, let's get rid of the people that don't agree with us and only talk to the people who do. you could do that without a teleprompter. >> all right, yeah. >> and after proving her hair is real -- there you go, a little hair pull -- she also laid out her campaign issues. >> the qualifications to be president, right? >> got to have the real hair. islander fans, team is getting a new look. >> it will not replace the familiar orange and blue jerseys, okay, but to mark the team's move to the barclays center in brooklyn, the islanders unveiled these
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they resemble the jerseys worn by the team they share the barclays center with, the brooklyn nets. one islander player says the black will make team look more intimidating. >> that's one way of looking at it. >> very sleek, very new york. all right. 5:44. time for weather and traffic on the 4 hz. mr. c., do you think they have to respect the islanders tradition and stay with the blue and orange? >> i would say to a degree, yes. but i like the black and white. it's sharp. it does look like it means business. >> benedict cimino is doing the weather today. >> first of all, i'm a ranger fan. islanders are not exactly under my belt, so to speak. nonetheless, we're talking about hockey and 88 degrees today. not meshing just yet, but soon enough. meantime, more summertime weather heading our way. we'll gradually back down the temperatures a little bit, but still above normal into the weekend. 70 right now 37 sky is clear in the city. that's the mildest start we have had all week so far in terms of
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morning temperature here in town. the warmth will peak today back to the upper 80s much like it did yesterday. then a gradual cooling down. it's going to be a gradual process. nothing sharply colder heading our way any time soon. not much rain in the forecast either. little, if any, maybe next week. 69 in midtown. 58, jersey city. generally speaking we're in the upper 60s to around 70. we head out across the island, farmingville, 63. eastport, 59. around the corn we go, down the jersey shore. mild 67 in seaside park. inland, it drops to the 50s. east brunswick, 57. up towards the north and west, the cooler numbers we find. 47 in hunter. everybody under clear to partly cloudy skies. just a few high clouds pushing up from the south. not going to be a big issue. it's been so dry, there is concern about drought conditions. northern new jersey using the
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the new york city's drinking water system, they are still above normal. so that's good. current capacity, 81.1%. normal is 74.6. that gap is getting smaller and smaller. we need some rain. again, especially in the northern half of new jersey. not today. a hot one but doesn't feel too bad. temperatures in the upper 80s with lots of sunshine throughout the day. clear, quiet tonight. 68 midtown. 50s in the suburbs. more sunshine tomorrow, mixing in a few high clouds. a high temperature of 86. 83 on saturday. weekend is dry as it stands now. the brighter day is saturday. i think we see more clouds in the mix on sunday. then a cold front comes through, northeast wind develops monday and tuesday. that'll knock those temperatures down. by monday, we're looking at a high of 73 and breezy with a cloudy sky. could be a touch of drizzle tuesday. mid-70s for highs tuesday and wednesday as well. emily west, what's the commute
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>> getting slow in queens. you're going to find delays on the l.i.e. there's a crash blocking two lanes. you are going to find actually quite a few delays. let's take a live look at the brooklyn bridge this morning where there is construction. no manhattan-bound traffic at the brooklyn bridge. tappan zooe bridge, that's moving along just fine. no delays there. we have a couple accidents north of the city. first one in courtland. lexington avenue by route 6 cause problems. another one many millbrook. you're going to find this closed due to an overturned vehicle. route 82 between route 44 to route 343. detours set up this morning. commuter checklist, everything is on schedule. lirr expecting a normal morning commute. and alternate side meter rules are in effect. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4 hz. >> emily, thank you very much. 5:48 now. new jersey police are hoping new surveillance video will lead
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attacked a woman in paterson. video shows a muscular man approaching that victim back in july. without warning, he starts punching and kicking her. he takes her cell phone, purse, and takes off. a friend of the victim spoke to news 4. >> it's a shame though. and that's why you have to be careful when you're walking. you have to turn your head from side to side because nobody knows who's going to be behind you. >> police say they are looking for two possible accomplices. if you have any information, you're asked to give police a call. also in new jersey, police are releasing a sketch of a man wanted for attacking women on the streets of palisades park. they're asking you to take a good look. police say this man sexually assaulted two women just days apart last week. in both cases, he followed his victims who had just gotten off the 166 bus on broad avenue. he knocks them to the ground then attacks them. the victims not seriously injured. a texas teenager who was detained by police after his
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clock resembled a bomb is now being offered an internship from twitter. here's a photo of the homemade experiment. a teacher confiscated it, and soon the 14-year-old was handcuffed and questioned by police. ahmed was later released and will not face charges. he spoke to msnbc's chris hayes about all the support he's now receiving on social media. >> i didn't think i was going to get any support because i'm a muslim boy. i see it as a way of people sending a message to the rest of the world that just because something happens to you because of who you are, no matter what you do, people will always have your back. >> ahmed's also receiving an invitation to the white house 5:50. the nypd says it's going to great lengths to make sure pope francis has a safe visit to our police officers are even taking to the water. the harbor patrol unit gearing up for next week's challenge. they have two special boats that can help fight potential terror threats. the boats have radiation
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detectors on board. before pope francis arrives here, he will visit cuba. that's where banners are being put up. coat of paint. saturday. his pope mobile is already there and prepared to carry him through the streets. you see it there. i will be traveling to cuba for the pope's visit. you can tune in this weekend for reports starting on saturday night. to it. the last time we were there was 1998. that was because jfk had direct flights to havana, which was a new thing for new york city. so this is pope francis' first official visit to cuba. this is the third pope visit to cuba. pope john paul ii opening up the catholic churches and allows -- helping to allow people to worship once again. >> it's going to be fascinating for you to go back after 15 years. >> i am fascinated to go back. it's a country very much stuck in time, as a lot of us know, and as we saw when we were there. this many years later, we'll see exactly what the state of the country is.
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>> going to be great. all right. 5:51 right now. ahead, some big signs of recovery after sandy. what's going back now to ellis island. plus, bring your appetite. the promotion that's making a comeback, but it's not available to everyone. >> all rigatoni all the time. don't forget, follow us on facebook and twitter.
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we're back on this thursday. if you love pasta, you better be at your computer this afternoon. the olive garden never-ending pasta pass that was a hit in the past year, it's coming back. they're going to sell 2,000 of them online. these are the individual passes. so you pay $100 for that. for $300, four people can have all the pasta they can eat for a month and a half. this starts at 2:00 this afternoon at the olive garden website. >> that's a good deal. >> just go there and eat all that pasta. >> for 45 days. >> gain about 45 pounds, right? >> perhaps. >> a it's all my kids eat, so this is perfect.
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>> $300, family of four. it'll be great. it's what you put on the pasta. >> that's right. >> you want to run outside today if you can. enjoy it early on before it get toos hot. temperatures in the upper 80s later this afternoon. again, a full day of sunshine. humidity stays low. we call this a dry heat, if you will. this time of the year, still well above normal. tonight, clear skies. upper 60s in the city. 50s in the suburbs. still in the 80s to finish off the workweek tomorrow. we'll talk about the weekend in detail coming up in the 6:00 hour. >> thank you, chris. emily, good morning. >> good morning. an accident on the l.i.e. greenpoint avenue, that did clear. still delays, so you're going to find that slowing back to the van wyck this morning. let's look at the belt parkway. delays are beginning to build this morning. it's that time when everyone is starting to head out. >> thank you, emily. all right. 5:56. some artifacts now back for
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they were removed nearly three years ago after hurricane sandy. workers are carefully filling up new display cases that have storm. the knew museum's collection was moved to maryland to protect them. the rest of the artifacts should be back on display by december. 5:56 now. coming up next at 6:00, the multibillion-dollar deal that's going to impact cable tv customers across our area. overnight. also at 6:00 a.m., forget about those verbal punches thrown during the gop debate. what sparked a real brawl between lawmakers in japan. >> passion. if you're about to head out the door, take us with you. keep watching and download the news 4 new york app on your mobile device right now. we'll be back in two minutes.
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breaking news. these are live pictures from brooklyn where the search is on for the killer who brutally
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also breaking now, a child abducted and why police believe this little girl could be in danger. plus, debate fireworks. we have the best moments from the more than three-hour battle between the top republican candidates. "today in new york" starts right now. good morning, everyone. it is september 17th. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. one thing we can agree on, we've been on a great stretch of weather. >> speaking of hot air, hot air heading in again today. starting at 70 in the city right now. that's the warm spot, the warmest temperature we've seen all morning anywhere. nearby suburbs generally upper 50s and low 60s. not a big change coming our way today compared to yesterday. lots of sunshine. if you liked it yesterday, you'll like it again today. 83 by noon. forecasting a high of 88 degrees. in for lauren this morning, he's
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>> l.i.e., still these delays. this accident did wrap up, greenpoint avenue, but the backup goes all the way to the clear view this morning. grand central parkway by laguardia this morning. build. it's that time of the morning. also, let's get a live check this morning of the lincoln tunnel. minutes. george. thank you. brooklyn. police have blocked off the intersection of shepherd avenue and dumont avenue as they search for clues in the murder of a livery cab driver. tracie strahan is live. >> reporter: good morning. we're told that raphael veras, who's new to the cab company, was told not to park here because it's dangerous. he was stabbed multiple times in the torso. investigators respond the immediately afterwards. he was in the driver's seat when
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this happened just after 1:00 in the morning. it is unclear who is behind this. we did speak to witnesses who came on to the scene and saw officers performing pp ing ing cpr on him but to no avail. he was pronounced dead at brookdale hospital. wend know that raphael veras had stickers from the new lots cab company on his camry that remains at the scene as crime scene investigators comb it for any evidence that could lead to his killer. back to you. >> tracie, thank you very much. we have more breaking news as well. the search for a 10-year-old girl who may have been abducted by her parents. katherine creag is on the lower east side with the latest. >> reporter: the girl was taken from this school. this is her school right here, castle middle school. police are appealing to the where she is. we have a photo of her. she is 10-year-old celine hicks. she is with her parents, who do
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not have legal custody of her. state police are adding the child is in danger. her parents are 42-year-old carlos hicks and 39-year-old jacqueline hendricks. investigators say the child lives with another relative. shd e was last seen at her school on tuesday around 1:00 in the afternoon. hicks and hendricks may be driving a 1993 white receive lay lumina with a new mexico license plate ngg-506. similar to the car in that photo there. they may be in the bronx or out of state. the parents have relatives in the bronx. they lived in new mexico at some point also,e hat's why the search is here in manhattan, the bronx, and out of state. back to you. >> all right, kat. thank you very much. happening now, authorities are assessing the damage caused by an 8.3-magnitude earthquake off the coast of northern chile. at least five people killed in this quake. it was followed by three strong aftershocks. waves are up to 15 feet.
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flooding in some coastal neighborhoods. we spoke to one man in jersey city whose family has been through earthquakes before in that region. >> when that happens, the ocean comes in. pretty much we have to run up to the hills, you know, to get away from the water. >> tsunami advisory has been in effect all night. this is in hawaii. parts of the california coast as well. coast guard says conditions there could be very dangerous for boaters and swimmers. 6:03. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. starting with chrissy mooe cimino. >> good morning. a carbon copy of yesterday. lots of sunshine heading our way. temperatures starting out in the 50s. 60s in the nearby burbs. highs climbing back into the upper 80s this afternoon. it does have that california feel because the humidity is fairly low. meantime, we're talking about a temperature of 70 right now. certainly a clear sky. just a few high clouds mixing in at times.
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by noon, 83 degrees. by 3:00, 88 degrees. still in the 80s at 6:00. another warm, summer-like day. there are only a few lefu onhe calendar. that's for sure. >> we do have actually a lucky few nice days. if you're heading out, we have a vehicle. this just came in. while to clear. you can take the lower level instead. the earlier accident on the l.i.e. at greenpoint avenue, that has cleared. again, you're going to find that slowdown all the way back to the clear view, even through queens. the grand central parkway, very heavy delay there is. a lot of slowdowns. commuter checklist, tuesday's freight derailment caused big problems the last couple days. expecting a normal morning commute for lirr this morning. everything is running smoothly.
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jersey tran sit. with the buses, still some detours. the s-46, s-76, and x17c. everything else is starting off fine. new jersey transit, not a bad go there. everything moving along pretty alsmooth. alternate side and meter rules are in effect. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> all right, mem emily, thank you. the second presidential debate was full of fireworks as more than a dozen gop candidates tried to make an impression on voters and steal some of the spotlight from front runner donald trump. kerry barrett is here with the highlights. can anyone steal the spotlight from donald trump? >> i don't think so. not possible. at least not last night. there were a lot of highlights. the debate itself was more than three hours. the candidates, of course, tackling a lot of issues. they tackled one another as well. >> maybe it works for hillary clinton, but it doesn't work for anybody on this stage. >> i was a businessman. i get along with clinton. i ot along with everybody.
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that was my job, to get along with people. >> the simple fact is -- >> excuse me. more energy tonight. i like that. >> he's a showman. trump promised to tone things down, but as you just saw, the gloves were off. in between discussing immigration, iran, terrorism, the economy, drugs, there were comments about the candidates' wives, their personal successes, and careers, and of course trump's comments about carly fiorina's physical appearance. >> i think women all over this country heard very clearly what mr. trump said. [ applause ] >> i think she's got a beautiful face, and i think she's a beautiful woman. >> all right. on that note -- >> where are we going with this? all right. if you look at social media and the reaction that people are having to this debate, the top moments are the exchanges
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of course, donald trump and jeb bush. but dr. ben carson and senator candidates that have people talking on facebook and twitter. hillary clinton was the only democrat whose name came up in this debate. crazy. >> it is a spirited debate. all right, kerry. thank you. and hillary clinton appeared on "the tonight show," where she thought about what it would be like to have donald trump as president. >> imagine, you know, all of the sudden you're in the kremlin and somebody comes rushing in and goes, oh, any gosh, did you hear what president trump said today? you go, oh, my goodness, what does that mean? it might actually cause everybody else to just calm down because they wouldn't want to get it too excitable. >> jimmy fallon also channelled trump in a mock phone call to give hillary
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ome advice. the "today" show is following all the developments from the campaign trail. that's all ahead at 7:00 a.m. right now, 6:08. in today's money report, lots of people in our area about to get a new cable provider. cable vision agreeing to be bought out in a multibillion-dollar deal being taken over by european communications giant the altice group. that merger will create the fourth largest cable operation in the united states. cable vision has been owned since its creation by the dolan family. they issued a statement saying cable vision will oe in excellent hands. >>u'> 6:09 right now. still ahead,ew this morning, new video as fists fly between lawmakers in japan. we're going to tell you what sparked this brawl. plus, we're going to have wectather and traffic on the 4s comingsnp as we look atgthe hamilton brej.
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s. it's 6:12. here are four things to know this morning. we're following breaking news. police need your help finding 10-year-old celine hicks. last seen in manhattan. she may have been abducted by her parents, who do not have custody. today, mayor de blasio's times square task force are scheduled to meet for the first time. they only have two weeks now to find a solution to the topless painted women and aggressive costume characters in times square. a consumer alert for parents. recaro is recalling some 173,000 pro ride and performance ride car seats made before june 9th of this year. you can get more information on our website, nbcnewyork.com.
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campaign will release their annual report on the best and worst subway lines in the city. check out nbcnewyork.com lat on, and you'll find out where your line ranks. as you said, darlene, everyone kind of has a sense of how their ride is. >> absolutely. you know, very often you're coming from brooklyn or queens or the bronx, and you take a couple different subway lines. lots of experience everybody has as new yorkers, chris. >> oh, yeah. the a train from boyd avenue to 145th street. that was long ride. >> and that was local. it was nice when it would occasionally be the express. then it said, we're going local. chance to study more anyway. if you're taking the subway or just outside today, another day typical to what we had yesterday. the warmth will peak today in the upper 80s. cools down gradually next few days but not much rain in the forecast. put it in perspective, it's a tolerable heat in the upper 80s. although, some folks want it a little cooler at this point in
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but at least the humidit level stays down. normal normal high is 75. 52 in high point. franklin, same thing. even the northwestern burbs not quite as chilly as recent mornings. 70 in the park all morning. we're the warm spot here. just some high clouds drifting up from the south. the actual rain associated with that system off the south carolina coast, that's not making a move in our direction. you can see generally clear sky all the way out to the west. high pressure still in control. you can see that veil of high clouds brushing across the sky this morning. you'll see that d ing the morning hours. for the most part, i think it turns mainly sunny today. tropical depression number 9 has formed in the atlantic. the track of both of these systems anticipated to go more towards the middle of the atlantic. you can see the nearest islands here way, way to the east of that. making that turn northward into
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the atlantic, where we hope it stays. in the meantime, nice and quiet. we see the clear sky continuing. overnight, same scenario. through the day tomorrow as well. patchy fog maybe in some locations early on. more clouds will build in, some coming in from off the atlantic. then this front to the north and west, i think the showers don't make it, but the clouds do. sunday will tend to be a cloudier day. although, there should be breaks of sun. lots of sun for today. we're in the upper 80s. you go up to high park, 88. down the shore in asbury park, 81. everybody enjoys the 80s and sunshine. upper 60s with a clear sky tonight. about 59 in rockaway. norwalk, connecticut, about 64 the overnight low. a mild, comfortable night. we start out in the lower 80s on saturday. near 80 by sunday with more clouds in the picture. then a front drops through, so the wind goes northeast. th t means cooler temperatures come monday and tuesday.
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also tends to mean more clouds. 88 today. 85 and 83 for friday, saturday. a few more clouds sunday at 80. there's the 70s next week. maybe spotty drizzle monday into tuesday. let's see if there are any trouble spots for the commute on this thursday morning. >> yeah, we have a few, chris. first of all, queens ride l.i.e. from the clear view to an accident on greenpoint avenue. the accident cleared, but the delays are still there. huge delays, too, due to an accident on the bqe eastbound near hamilton avenue. that blocks a lane. let's take a live look at the gowanus this morning. pretty heavy approaching that accident up at hamilton avenue. you can see the backup toward the belts. if that wasn't bad enough, let's head back to the maps where the verrazano is closed now due to an overturned vehicle. brooklyn bound, lower level. very heavy delays. we'll keep you updated with that this morning. for your commuter checklist, everything is running on
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we had a lot om problems with at. we'll head to kye simonson in chopper 4. >> checking up here on the lirr. these are live pictures from chopper 4 over the tracks here just west of hicksville. continuing out here. this is after tuesday's train derailment that caused lots of problems tuesday and wednesday. the mta, according to their website and twitter er ter feeds, are expecting a normal a.m. rush hour, even though it looks like work is continuing. i can tell you that every once in a while we have seen these workers on that track. that's where the derailment happened. we are seeing trains moving back and forth on both of those tracks. so there's no reason not to believe that this will be a normal a.m. rush. of course, we'll continue to keep you up to date. >> we'll continue to watch that.
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6:18 now. the aide to governor cuomo shot in the head in brooklyn has sadly died. carey gabay was taken off life support after being shot in the head. police released a sketch of the suspected gunman and video surveillance of two men wanted for questioning in this case. they're in this casing the least serious charges in chun michael deng's beating death. he pass out two years ago during a brutal fraternity ritual in the poconos. 37 men were indicted. five are accused of murder. the arraignment will happen in phases to keep the courts from being overwhelmed. there is another setback for the rutgers football team. an internal investigation found coach kyle flood violated a university policy by contacting a teacher over a player's grade. that happened last spring.
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flood also facing a $50,000 fine. he has apologized for his actions. it comes after seven players and three former players were arrested on several charges. a texas teenager who was detained by police after his teachers thought his homemade clock resembled a bomb is now being offered an internship from twitter. here's a photo of the homemade experiment. a teacher confiscated it and soon the 14-year-old was handcuffed and questioned by police. ahmed was later released and will not face charges. he spoke to msnbc's chris hayes about all the support he's now receiving on social media. >> i didn't think i was going to get any support because i'm a muslim boy. i see it as a way of people sending a message to the rest of the world that just because something happens to you because of who you are, no matter what you do, people will always have your back. >> ahmed also received an invitation to the white house from president obama. 6:20 right now. still ahead, biking for a good cause. we'll tell you how you can help some local charities and also
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the scuffle broke out this morning in the upper house. opposition lawmakers trying to block a controversial bill. this bill would change japan's
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constitution, it's post-world war ii constitution and expand the powers of the military. so you can see they've had some active discussion. what do they call that, darlene? frank discussion? a frank exchange. >> that's more than a spirited debate. if donald made one more comment, maybe. >> could have been a little slap here and there. only takes one. then it all breaks out. >> well, it's nice and quiet in the weather department. temperatures this afternoon climbing into the upper 80s again. 70 right now in the city. 50s and 60s in the suburbs. a lot of mid and upper 80s down the shore. 83 across long island. well into the 80s in the hudson valley. this is warm stuff for this time of year.
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the beat goes on this way into the weekend. we knock the temperatures down a little. we'll talk more about that coming up. >> chris, thank you. emily, looking at traffic this morning. >> pretty busy, especially on the verrazano. the upper level brooklyn bound closed right now. delays stretch back into staten island. if you can do the lower level, that's the way to go. commuter checklist, a little better there. everything on schedule. >> all right. thank you very much. 6:25. coming up next, an update on those breaking stories we're following this morning. >> reporter: i'm katherine creag live on the lower east side where police are looking for a missing 10-year-old girl. parents. coming up, why they're not supposed to have her. i'm tracie strahan live in east new york, brooklyn, where authorities are on the hunt for a killer this morning. a man who stabbed a livery cab driver found dead in his the latest details straight ahead. if you're about to head out the door, take us with you and
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these are live pictures from brooklyn where the search is on for the killer who brutally attacked a livery cab driver. at break lso breaking, a child abducted. why the child may be in danger. and some of the biggest moments from last night's spirited republican debate. "today in new york" starts now. with an emphasis on spirited. >> yes. >> 6:30. good morning, everybody. thursday, september 17th. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm darlene rodriguez. let's check in with chrissy cimino looking at the weather. a lot calmer in the weather department. >> that it is. another beautiful day. yesterday we were at 88. ung i think we see that again today. suburbs north and west, seeing low 50s. morristown did slip to 48 degrees again with that clear sky and light wind. we have sun all day once again. noontime, up to 83 degrees. forecasting a high of 88.
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let's find out how the commute is treating us so far this thursday. >> not so good. first off, verrazano, closed brooklyn bound upper level. that's due to a crash. let's take a live look at the approach. you're going to find some really heavy delays. looks like traffic is moving, but it's going to be a very slow go there. once you get around this, if you're going the other way, let's check back with the maps where we still have this accident on the bqe at hamilton avenue. the backup goes back toward the split. another crash at deegan and yankee stadium. more weather and traffic coming up. >> emily, thank you. following ing ing breaking news right now. a 10-year-old girl may have been abducted by her parents. katherine creag is live with the latest. >> reporter: we've just learned the little girl lives very close to where we are. just a five-minute walk from her school.
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this is where she was taken from just days allege go. her name is celine hicks. she's 10 years old. she's with her parents according to police, who do not have legal custody of their child. police are adding that the child is in danger. her parents are 42-year-old carlos hicks and 39-year-old jacqueline hendricks. investigators say the child lives with another relative here on the lower east side. the 10-year-old was last seen as castle middle school on henry street on tuesday around 1:00 in the afternoon. hicks and hendricks may be driving a 1993 white chevrolet lumina with a new mexico license plate ngg-506. it's similar to the car in the photo there. the parents have relatives in the bronx. they also lived in new mexico at one point, so the investigation happening locally and also out of state. back to you. >> all right, kat. thank you very much. well, we're also following police have blocked off the intersection of shepherd avenue
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and dumont avenue as they search for clues in the murder of a livery cab driver. tracie strahan is there. >> reporter: darlene, it remains unclear if raphael veras was a licensed livery cab driver. we do know, however, the 35-year-old was driving a cab for the new lots cab company that remains on the scene at this hour. you can see the crime scene investigators as well as an officer looking at the cab. they've been combing this area for evidence since he was stabbed just before 1:00 this morning. it remains unclear if he was pi gcking up a fare or simply parked in this neighborhood. friends who didn't want to go on camera said they told him multiple times not to stay parked in this neighborhood because it was too dangerous. he was discovered with multiple stab wounds to the torso. he was taken to brookdale hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. again, it remains unclear if he's a licensed cab driver because those same friends who didn't want to speak on camera tell us he was driving his brother's cab and his brother is
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a licensed driver. and maybe that raphael was just trying to pick up fares at the time. more updates on this story as they become available. back to you. >> tracie, thank you. happening now, chile has lifted the tsunami warning that was issued following a powerful deadly earthquake. the 8.3-magnitude quake killed at least five people. also, flooded some coastal neighborhoods with waves of up to 15 feet. the quake was so strong, a tsunami advisory was issued in hawaii and along the california coast. all right. 6:34 right now. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. chris, that is so fascinating when you think about it. tsunami in one continent and then warnings a continent away. >> absolutely. again, because water propagates away. gets hit by that earthquake from underneath. that little bubble propagates against other coastlines. that's why the warning and the watch went into effect. fortunately, nothing in terms of the u.s. mainland. meantime, identical weather here to what we had yesterday. back in the upper 80s this
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starting out in the 50s and 60s this morning. we have that california touch, if you will, with low humidity and warm temperatures. we've been holding at 70 degrees all morning, since we went on the air at 4:30. some high clouds mixed in at times early on this morning. by noontime, a temperature of 83 degrees. a little lunch outside. sounds and feels good. by 3:00, the forecast high of 88. seven-day forecast and your weekend outlook just ahead. emily west has the latest on the commute. >> we're checking out the verrazano bridge. closed. you can use the ramp to the belt and. you can see the backup stretches back into staten island. it is going to be a pretty slow go there. for your commuter checklist this morning, we've had a lot of delays in lirr the past couple days. this morning expecting a normal morning commute. we did hear of some tweets. some eastbound delays.
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if we hear of any more this morning. alternate side, meter rules are in effect. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> emily, thank you very much. it is 6:35. the republican candidates for president took aim at front runner donald trump during their second debate with trump firing right back. >> when he asked florida to have casino gambling, we said no. >> wrong. >> we said no. that's the simple fact. >> don't make things up, jeb. >> don't cut me off, sir. >> okay. you saw that there. trump trading bash rbs with basically all candidates. they all fielded questions about immigration, tax reform, foreign policy. trump did get in a few swipes. >> his visceral response to attack people on their appearance, my goodness. that happened in junior high. >> i never attacked him on his look, and believe me, there's plenty of subject matter right there. that i can tell you. >> one of the longest round of applause actually went to carly
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fiorina when she was asked about donald trump's controversial comments about her looks or appearance. fiorina replied, quote, i think women all over this country heard very clearly what mr. trump said. hillary clinton apparently got a phone call from donald trump while she was on "the tonight show." >> you want to win? here's what you got to do. first, yell. i yell all the time. in fact, this phone isn't even plugged in. i'm just yelling. are you writing all this down? >> hold on. let me grab my pen. >> yeah, clinton and jimmy spoke extensively about trump and the republican debate. she also down played her e-mail controversy. clinton also laid out the biggest issues to define her campaign. >> i've got a plan so that if you go to a public college or university, you will not have to borrow money to pay tuition. and i have a plan to lower the
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debt. >> and clinton finally proved to jimmy and the world that her hair is real. however, she did admit the color may not be real. that's okay. the "today" show following all the developments from the campaign trail. carly fiorina and jeb bush will weigh in on their debate performances. that's ahead at 7:00 a.m. new this morning on long island, plenty of cuts under way at the sachem school district. they voted to make cuts to the custodial staff, clubs, and athletics. these cuts are going to affect nearly 14,000 students. when the pope touches down in cuba, it will be his first official visit to the island. and he will have a jam-packed schedule. he'll go to three cities, celebrate two open-air masses, and deliver several speeches. as much as cuban americans will be watching the events in havana from here, the conversation always goes back to fidel castro.
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we met man who told us incredible stories of his father who as a university student was friends with fidel. as the then-revolutionary's ideologies changed, they fell out of favor, and he tried to leave cuba with his wife, who was present gnant. she was allowed to leave. he was not. he was held prisoner without explanation for our year. >> they were killing. he had a cell, my father told me he had a cell where he could see the prisoners being marched to the wall and then being shot. the guards would tell him every day, today is your day to die. every day. knowing that he had a son. >> well, eurice showed us some really incredible, never before seen photos of his father with fidel before things drastically changed. he kept them guarded until his death because he was concerned about the cuban exile community misinterpreting his
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i will be traveling to cuba, to havana, tomorrow to cover the pope's visit. we talked about this. it's a very personal, very emotional issue for cuban exiles, for cuban-americans who are here. this is their history. >> and you were also talking about the relationship many of them had with fidel castro and how that changed as fidel's policies changed. >> sure. and as eurice said, politic was a sport in the early '50s. fidel castro and so many of his contemporaries were smart men who wanted to change thing. but many saw his ideology going in a different direction and families were split up. >> it's going to be fascinating. looking forward to that. admission. the television star who admits he lied about surviving the 9/11 attack on the world trade center. >> plus, your weather and traffic on the 4s is coming up.
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beautiful view there. coming up on 6:44. time for a check of weather and traffic on the 4s. chris, behind you we see a stage at the "today" show, getting ready for duran duran. >> ready to go. i know mrs. gargiulo is going to be there. >> young shannon. >> crowd is gathering out there. i think it's called "paper gods," their new album or whatever they call it. what do you call it these days? >> the young kids. >> their new release. how's that? we've got 70 degrees, clear sky. it'll be a beautiful morning out on the plaza for the concert as well as anywhere you're heading early on this morning. another day that features warm temperatures. we peak in the upper 80s once again.
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it will cool down slowly. the keyword of the cooloff is gradual. nothing dramatic happening. eventually 70s by next week. not much rain in this seven-day forecast. allergy sufferers, it's all about the ragweed. pollen also coming in at a moderate level. 59 in westport. 59 in stanford. greenwich a little milder. hudson valley 50s to low 60s. most of northern new jersey, 50s. morristown made the jump from 48 to 57 in the last hour. 60s across long island. generally a big wedge of high pressure is creating all of this clear sky here in the eastern half of the country. we're share ing in that. some high clouds will add to a nice-looking sunrise. again, we're talking about those clouds dissipating and leading to a mostly sunny day. it's a hot one, especially by standards for the middle and end of september. 88 the expected high. clear and quiet tonight.
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50s in the suburbs. tomorrow, 86. mix. sunshine for the weekend, more so on saturday with a high of 83. more clouds start to build in on sunday. then a front drops through. it turns breezy and cooler were the wind coming in off the water. 88 today. 85 and 83 for friday and saturday. still pretty nice. up around 80 sunday with more clouds. more clouds for monday. we get in the 70s. >> all right. thank you very much. an update on that commuter alert impacting the verrazano bridge. >> hello once again. good morning to you. we're over the brooklyn bound upper level verrazano bridge.
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it's opened now, but the 92nd street off-ramp remains closed. you can see clear across the bridge a solid line of traffic and also on the staten island expressway. eastbound, you're backed up to at least bradley avenue. i'll give you an idea how far away that is. nothing but a long row of lights across staten island. we'll continue to keep you up to date. emily, what's the rest of it looking like this morning? >> that's a tough ride. also a tough ride on the guwonas. let's take a live look at bqe just past the brooklyn bridge. a little dark there, but you can see how slow it's moving. still backup from the earlier accident. also a look at the george washington bridge approach. we're seeing about 20-minute delays and building. that is due to an accident, really causing slowdowns.
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delays on the deegan southbound near yankee stadium. a crash here. a lot of slowing heading into 3rd avenue. with that backup all the way to the george washington bridge. we have reports of a couple trains here and there with delays on lirr. for the most part, everything is running on schedule. looks good on the other rails. alternate side and meter rules are in effect. 6:47 now. a star from tv's "the league" now admits he made up his story about surviving the september 11th attacks. steve rannazzisi said his escape from the world trade center south tower changed his life. "the new york times" called him out and found out he had really been in midtown. rannazzisi sweet tweeted, quote, as a young man, i made a mistake for which apologies may not be enough. fxx calls rannazzisi's admission upsetting. for the first time since hurricane sandy, visitors to
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ellis island are getting a look at some of the museum's artifact artifacts. workers are carefully filling up the display cases that have mostly sat empty since the storm. the collection was moved to maryland to keep it protected. the artifacts were not damaged, but the museum's heating and cooling system was destroyed. >> very depressed at the beginning thinking, oh, my gosh, there's so much to go through to get this done. >> well, the rest of the 2,000 artifacts should be back on display by december. 6:49 right now. up next, how you can help the citi bike program set a new record and help local charities at the same time. >> don't forget to follow us on twitter.
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welcome back. 70 degrees. looking at times square. 6:52. today and tomorrow you can get a free bike ride on a citi bike all for a good cause. >> citibank is passing out free day passes to customers at its branch on 52nd street between 5th and 6th avenues. it's part of the citi bike for good challenge. they're going to donate $25,000 to the ymca, to no kid hungry, and the red cross. ride and you'll be helping people out. a new study suggests free snacks will keep you smiling at work. >> the study done by the gargiulo/rodriguez research group. no, by pea pod. they suggest free food gives you happier employees. the number goes up to 67% a those who get free food. it makes you feel happy.
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i'm going to be protesting for the comeback of some bagels and coffee around here. >> i'm with you. all right. it's 6:53. we'll be right back with an update on our breaking stories of the morning.
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6:56 now. an update on the breaking news in brooklyn where a livery cab driver was murdered. >> tracie strahan is in east new york where the neighborhood is still blocked off.
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>> reporter: it is right now. crime scene investigators remain here at the scene. raphael veras was found stabbed multiple times before the driver's seat just before 1:00 this morning. we're hearing he was driving a car for the new lots cab company here in brooklyn, but friends say it was actually his brother's car and that he was just simply trying to pick up fares. witnesses say when they arrived on the scene, authorities were trying to perform cpr on veras but to no avail. he was pronounced dead at brookdale hospital. no word yet on who could be behind the stabbing of the 35-year-old. >> all right, tracie. thank you. now to katherine creag on our other breaking story of the g mortgage morning. >> reporter: the child was taken from her school right here just a couple days ago. now police are appealing to the public. have they seen celine hicks? she's 10 years old. police say her parents have her and they do not have legal custody of the child. police say the parents are 42-year-old carlos hicks and -year-old jacqueline hendricks. investigators say the child lives with another relative.
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the 10-year-old was last seen at her middle school. castle middle school here on henry street on tuesday around 1:00 in the afternoon. police are classifying her as missing and that she's in danger, darlene and michael. back to you. >> kat, thank you very much. also new this morning, people in our area about to get a new cable provider. cable vision agreeing to be bought out in a multibillion-dollar deal. it'll be taken over by the european communications giant the altice group. the merger will create the fourth largest cable operation in the u.s. cable vision has been owned nce it creation by the dolan family. they issued a statement saying cable vision, quote, wilbe in excellent hands. today mayor de olasio's times square task force scheduled to meet for the first time des pite being convened almost a month ago. they now have only two weeks to find a solution to the topless painted women and aggres ive costume characters in times square. and today the straphangers campaign will release their annual report card on the best
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check out nbcnewyork.com later in the day. you'll find out how your line ranks. or your fears and thoughts will be confirmed, we should say. >> one or the other. emily? >> an accident on the verrazano that has cleared. it was closing the upper level brooklyn bound, but it has cleared. another accident at the deegan right by yankees stadium. that's in the left lane southbound. that backup stretches into the 230s. the george washington bridge, you're probably going to find closer to a half hour now. the lincoln, that's going to be 30 minutes. looks like the holland, that's going to be about 20 minutes. so we are still finding some really heavy delays, even through queens. slow on the l.i.e. westbound. even the van wyck. you're really going to find a slow go. >> this is why we said we needed an inflatable bridge. >> i agree with you. why not?
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>> all right. seven-day forecast. this is the easy stuff here. weather picture looks fantastic. more sunshine thursday, friday, saturday. sunday we bring in a few more clouds. 88 today. that's the warmest of the bunch. same temperature that we had yesterday afternoon for a high. 85 tomorrow. 83 saturday. slowly, and i mean slowly cooling down. 80 by sunday. you'll notice a bigger change on monday in the 70s, breezy and more clouds. generally mid-70s for tuesday and wednesday, which is where we're supposed to be this time of year. 80s again today. >> all right, chris. thank you very much. the "today" show is coming up next. >> that's what's happening today in new york. good morning. target trump. the republican candidates for president take on the front runner and pull no punches. >> is response to attack people on their appearance, short,
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tall, fat, ugly. goodness, that happened in junior high. >> we don't need an apprentice in the white house. we have one now. >> his response, vintage donald. >> excuse me. >> no. you could not take -- >> more energy tonight. i like it. >> while carly fiorina responds to comments about her look. said. >> was this the breakout performance for fiorina? we'll talk to her this morning. zwroo breaking overnight. an earthquake rocking chili. killing at least five people, floiooding towns and triggering a tsunami alert in california and hawaii. white house bound. thone 14-year-old arrested after teachers confused his homemade clock with a bomb accepts the president's invitation to visit. >> you going to the white house, my friend? >> yes. >> this morning, that young man is speaking to us.
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successful bands of all time. yes, the guys who adorned my room as a teenager are making dreams come true with a live performance today. thursday, september 17th, 2015. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning. welcome to "today." i didn't get much sleep. it was this republican eebate. >> it was a little duran duran, >> a l tle jitters for meeting them. >> it was a long debate. casm between the candidates. >> we'll talk to carly fiorina about her performance. >> let's get a blow by blow of the night from national correspondent peter alexander.
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good morning. >> reporter: good morning toe you. donald trump called rand paul ugly and called carly fiorina beautiful. this morning, a lot of republicans are thinking that fiorina looks good after a strong showing last night. right out of the gates and true to form, trump broke reag 's 11th commandment, teeing off on a rival. >> rand paul is ne ber 11, he's got 1% in the polls. >> his visceral response to attack people on their appearance, shot, rt, tall, fat, ugly, that happened in junior high. >> i never attacked him on his look, and there's plenty of subject matter right there. >> reporter: for much of the night, trump's challengers struck back. >> we don't need an apprentice in the white house. we have one now. >> why should i trust you? >> repmoter: free rhee iorina responding to trump's comments about her face. >> i think women heard clearly
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what mr. trump said. [ applause ] >> i think she's got a beautiful face, and i think she's a beautiful woman. >> reporter: jeb bush led the charge, taking on trump. >> jeb, i was a businessman. i got along with clinovn. i got along with everybody. that was my job, to get along with people. >> no. more energy. i like it. >> reporter: later, bush defended his name. >> your brother's administration gave us barack obama. >> one thing i know for sure, he kept us safe. i don't know if you remember. [ applause ] >> reporter: many reviews declared fiorina the biggest winner, seizing her debut with an attack on planned parenthood. >> if we will not stand up and force president obama to veto this bill, shame on us. >> reporter: clear specifics about foreign affairs. >> having met vladimir putin, i wouldn't talk to him at all. >> reporter: critiques of hillary clinton.
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