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right now on "today in new york," a city bus crashes into a house in queens, injuring a dozen people. plus, what investigators believe caused a deadly explosion at brooklyn apartment building. and a coastal storm starts to slowly move out of our area, following days of heavy rain and flooding. good to be with you on this sunday, october the 4th. i'm gus rosendale. >> i'm kerry barrett in for pat battle this morning. let's head to raphael miranda. flooding still a problem, but
the rain has tapered off for the most part. >> that's right. and temperatures on the rise later today. we were stuck in the 50s yesterday. we may see 60s in some spots. you can see in your weather headlines, flooding still a concern, especially for the jersey shore. more windy weather. the winds are not going to let up today. probably tomorrow is when we see a big difference in terms of the winds beginning to die down. we have some warmer days ahead, which we'll see in the seven-day forecast. here's a live look at storm tracker. you can't find any rain this morning. that's the good news. lots of clouds though, especially along the shore. there is some light drizzle in some spots like long island, jersey shore. we can't rule that out over the next few hours. make some peeks of sunshine later today. a chilly 54 right now. it's windy throughout the day. today's high temperature, 61 degrees. that is better than yesterday. again, we're keeping it dry but windy. still a jacket day, but a light jacket on this sunday.
and coastal flooding concerns. that's coming up in just a few. kerry and gus, over to you. >> thanks. those who live along the jersey shore are of course very ready to say good-bye to the coastal storm that's been sitting over that area for the past couple days. >> tracie strahan joins us with a look at the impact. >> reporter: good morning. you can see it will , the high winds still happening on the beach. there's even an electronic sign warning residents about this when you come into town. no rain to speak of. that's the good news, especially since they had to wade through waist-high water here at some points. coastal flooding, however, still very much a concern. they been able to dry out here in sea bright a little bit from everything that happened. take a look at what happened in wildwood. the powerful waives ves from the storm knocked a two-story home off its foundation. this is just an example of some of the flooding that hit the shore.
some of it has subsided. still, residents are grateful that damage from this system wasn't widespread. >> thank god there wasn't a hurricane. there's a little flooding, but everybody got their cars out. everything's cool. >> it's pretty bad. it's not as bad as i thought it might be. >> reporter: now, further south, there were some pretty bad flood scenes in atlantic city. tidal surges shut down roads, forced some major detours in both those areas. they are keeping an eye on high tide this around. they're doing the same here in sea bright as well. again, any of the flooding they experience has subsided. they've been able to dry out. i have to tell you, those dunes, they're keeping a watch on those. they hope the waves don't breakthrough them at any point today, guys. back to you. >> all right, tracie strahan live in sea bright for us this morning. you can stay one step ahead of the weather with the nbc 4 new york app. moving now to an update on a story we brought you as breaking
news last night. this s the aftermath of a terrifying crash involving a q-113 bus. 12 people taken to the hospital, some in serious condition. we're told the bus collided with a car and slammed into two parked cars. after that, crashed into a home. it happened at about 8:30 last night. this was on south conduit and guy brewer boulevard. not clear what caused it, but news 4 spoke to one person who lived in the house that was hit. >> i just heard like a big explosion and the house started shaking. i smelled kbas ed ed gas, so i was like, let's get out. let's just leave. so we forgot our keys and we were standing out here asking what happened. we just saw a bus in our backyard. like literally. >> we're told thankfully that none of the injuries are life threatening. meanwhile, brooklyn residents are warned to stay away from what's left of a three-story apartment building ripped apart by a deadly blast.
three others injured in this explosion. >> it happened on 42nd street and 13th avenue in borough park. sheldon dutes is joining us live this morning. >> reporter: kerry and gus, the investigators are looking into the possibility that this was connected to someone trying to remove a stove this morning. right now crews have been working through the night. i want to show you what 13th avenue looks like. you can see this stretch is still blocked lsf. there's still debris littering the street right now as crews continue to work at the explosion site. flames and thick plumes of smoke filled this stretch of 13th avenue near 42nd street shortly after that explosion. that blast happened just a little after 1:00 p.m. yesterday afternoon, killing a woman inside the building. police have not released her name, but she is a tenant who subpoena in her 60s and lived in the building.
first responders found her body in a second floor stairwell. this morning, the cause of this explosion is still under investigation, but as we've explained, officials are looking into the possibility that tenants who were in the process of moving out might have disconnected the stove to take it with them. >> of course, to take a stove with you, it entails disconnecting the gas line, which leads us preliminarily to look in that direction for the cause of this explosion. >> reporter: a father and his 10-year-old son who were walking down 13th avenue yesterday were hit and hurt by some of the falling debris. and a 27-year-old man was also hurt. they were taken to local hospitals, and they are all expected to be okay. gus and kerry, this is the third deadly explosion to happen in the city within the last year and a half. the most recent one happening in march in the east village. governor cuomo has ordered state investigators to look into this one that happened yesterday
that's the latest live here in borough park. i'm sheldon dutes, "today in new york." >> scary. can come at any time, any place. sheldon, thank you. governor cuomo says the brooklyn blast is the latest in a disturbing trend. that's why he's ordering the state department of public service to launch an investigation. back on march 26th, a gas line at a sushi restaurant on second avenue exploded. two men were killed in the blast. initial evidence showed signs of physical tampering with the gas lines or meters. the owners may have been siphoning gas for more than a year. since this incident, the fdny has been given a greater role in responding. we have new information about a story we've been following out of the bronx.
10-year-old boy has turned herself into police. tahia richards is charged with assault and endangering the welfare of a minor. security cameras recorded her arguing with the boy at his dad's deli. this happened back in august. police say she punched him in the face. the boy says that he was making faces at her. happen hg today, a public memorial service is planned today for yogi berra at the museum dedicated to the life of the yankees great. from noon until 5:00 p.m. today, admission is free at the yogi berra museum and learning center. members of his family will help celebrate the life of the hall of famer and world war ii veteran. young athletes and veterans are encouraged to wear their uniforms, to honor berry. coming up, you rent a car for business or maybe vacation, then you get slapped with a ticket because of a problem with the car itself.
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more than a foot of rain has soaked parts of the carolinas, setting off widespread flooding. watches and warnings are already in effect. at least five storm-related deaths have been reported. several of them were drivers attempting to navigate flooded roads. >> the car will just pick up off the ground because most of them are watertight on the inside. you turn into a boat.
>> rivers and creeks are still spilling over their banks. also, power companies are reporting scattered outages across several states. high winds and the soggy ground are still bringing down trees and power lines this morning. and of course president obama declared a state of emergency today for south carolina with forecasters saying the storm they're experiencing right now is a once in a lifetime rain event. >> reporter matt alba takes a look at the damage from charleston. >> right now, i need some help. >> reporter: on saturday morning, kathy jefferson says the soaking wet scene outside her home was something she's never seen before. >> but i got up, the car was covered, the flowers were floating in the yard, and i was like, oh, my goodness, i can't get out. help. >> reporter: kathy says she called her daughter, who immediately came to her mother's aid. >> i immediately got in i my car and drove over here. when i got here, she was standing on the porch at first.
then she was in the yard. >> reporter: kathy says she then jumped into the deep water outside her home. the water up over her waist. >> i mean, it was up to her chest. it was up to her chest. it wasn't past the car yet, but it was just horrible. >> reporter: kathy's home and some of the surrounding properties absolutely pounded with rain. >> my house is totally full of water. the floors are all damaged. the furniture is all wet. you know, everything is gone. >> reporter: with countless cars submerged all around them, residents in this north charleston neighborhood say it's something out of a nightmare. >> they're pretty much flooded out. some have evacuated. some are still in. >> reporter: michael nesbitt is an actor who grew up in charleston. he also could not believe his eyes. >> i just never seen anything like this here before. we could use the rain in l.a. instead of you guys getting it like this, man. it's a lot of water.
>> reporter: and with cars and trucks cruising around the blocked streets and barricades, some families say this is now causing more damage to their homes. >> she was telling them, no, don't. they were just coming and the water was just moving like it was a wave, pushing us out the way. >> meanwhile, coast guard crews searching for this missing cargo ship. they have discovered a life ring from it. the ship lost power began taking on water as hurricane joaquin battered the bahamas. more than two dozen americans are part of the crew. meanwhile, joaquin remains an extremely dangerous storm, and it is now barrelling toward bermuda. around here, looks can be deceiving this morning. you might look out your window and say, it's all over, but that's not the case. >> it's not all over. we still have the wind this morning. even inland we're dealing with strong winds and the coastal flood threat that continues, especially down the jersey shore. we're keeping an eye on that.
eight hours or so. 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., depending where you are. we've still got coastal flood warnings in effect for our friends down the jersey shore. when you step outside, you'll notice that wind is still there. it's been there since yesterday. still very breezy. that's also part of the storm. 54 degrees and cloudy skies right now. let's get right to the watches and warnings. coastal flood advisory in effect for new york city, northeast new jersey, nassau, suffolk county. another round of minor tidal flooding expected this afternoon. strongest kbakts to the south. that's where you see moderate tidal flooding. let's look at the exact times. belmar, 1:11. sandy hook h 1:46. co 54 degrees outside right now, but it's windy. we have windchills in the 30s again. north and west of town, feels
like 42 in sussex. 44 in danbury. a little less chilly than yesterday. we're dealing with winds gusting between 20 and 30 miles per hour, whereas yesterday we saw the winds gusting to 35 miles per hour. we're gradually taking this storm down hour by hour throughout the day today. here's a look at storm tracker. it's still mostly cloudy around the city, but we're not seeing that rain we saw yesterday. a very quiet picture here. we're not expecting a lot of rain any time soon. the one exception, right along the coast. you can see on future tracker, maybe some right rain and drizzle along the mideast coast of jersey and long island. otherwise, as you head inland, things will be looking much better throughout the morning. maybe even some sunshine breaking through in places like sullivan county around 11:00. as the trend continues to improve by 5:00, 6:00, we start to see a clearing trend away from the coast. unfortunately, it's going to take a little longer for you in monmouth and ocean counties. you have the flooding going on and the storm just close enough. so you're seeing those clouds linger up until 8:00 a.m.
it's a quiet commute. the winds are diminished as well. a much better day tomorrow. looking forward to sunshine, especially through the afternoon. the winds finally diminish in a big way by tomorrow afternoon. today is windy and cool, 61 degrees. one or two showers can't be ruled out, especially right along the coast. down to 52 tonight. another chilly night ahead. breezy and some clearing skies. that'll be nice. there's a look at the seven-day forecast. breezy, up to 64 tomorrow. finally feeling better on tuesday with 70 degrees. low to mid-70s and sunshine on wednesday. you want to stay up to date with these changes with the news 4 new york app. tap the news 4 logo in the corner, select the weather tab to see the latest forecasts, interactive radar and how to submit your own weather video. 6:17 right now. when you rent a car, you might want to check for dents and scratches. you usually do, right? chances are, you're not going to be looking for the one thing that got a manhattan man in trouble.
>> when the state threatened to be suspend his license, he said, better get baquero. here's lynda baquero. >> brad's day job is a dream one for many. he's a pianist for broadway rehearsals. during a rare break from work, he looked forward to a long weekend in niagra falls over memorial day. >> what were you looking forward to seeing in. >> the falls. and they are amazing. >> he rented a car from thrifty for the drive and came to a roadside check point. >> he started writing me a ticket. he said the car is illegal. >> ticketed for an uninspected motor vehicle. the inspection expired at the end of april, and brad was driving may 28th. the fine, $90. brad immediately called thrifty's customer service hotline. >> they were very apologetic. they took full responsibility, said we'll take care of everything. we'll take care of the car, take care of the ticket, do not worry. within two hours, to thifty's credited, i had a brand new car.
>> brad thought the matter was closed. >> in august, i get this notice from the dmv saying they're going to cancel my license, revoke my license if i don't pay the fine now. >> the new york department of motor vehicles sent this notice saying brad's license would be suspended because more than 60 days passed since his court date. with penalties, the total due was now $198. concerned about his license and the fee, brad asked news 4 for help. >> i'm not going to lose my license over this. it's just so wrong. >> we reached out to hertz, the parent company of thrifty, and problem solved. they went to work right away. they say their third-party vendor contacted the local court and expedited a check for the $198 fine, something that was their responsibility and frankly should have been done sooner. they also ensure that brad's license would not be suspended. for his inconvenience, we
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thank you, all. thank you very much. it is so great to be here hosting the season premiere of "saturday night live." >> and what a dress. for those of you who have been anxiously awaiting "saturday night live," it returned last night. >> and it did not take long for cast members to poke fun at politics. no shortage of material these days, especially republican presidential candidate donald trump and his wife. take a look. >> now, i asked milania to be here tonight to help me clear up some of the lies that those losers and morons are saying about me, like i hate women. how can i hate women when i have the world's greatest woman right here. >> he always saying, that woman is knockout, that woman is a ten, that woman used to be a ten, but hey, she's still a seven.
>> and hillary clinton also made a live appearance. the democratic presidential candidate met her "snl" counterpart in another skit. good when they have a sense of humor about themselves. >> it's always good, the season opener especially. well, four games, six runs, no wins for the yankees and the mets. >> john chandler has the highlights and the low lights in your sunday sports. >> good morning, everybody. well, new york's two playoff-bound baseball teams aren't exactly inspiring confidence in this final weekend of the regular season. mets dropped game one of yesterday's double header with . forget scoring a run last night. max scherzer wasn't allowing so much as a hit against the mets. scanning the scoreboard. a lot of zeros. scherzer took a perfect game into the sixth. keep in mind, this error, as well as a hit and a hit batsman earlier in the season are the
from throwing three perfect games. he would aim for a second no-hitter. it was never really a doubt. scherzer had sizzling stuff. high 90s fastball all night long. matt harvey struck out 11. the two teams combined for 35 strikeouts. scherzer with 17 of those and nine in a row leading up to the final out. curtis granderson making contact. that would do it. max scherzer threw the seventh no-hitter in baseball this year, his second of the season, and the second this year against the mets. >> i know these things are special. to be able to do it twice in one season, my gosh. it doesn't seem possible. i'm going to enjoy this one tonight with the boys. >> he was great. we were bad. so, i mean, when you pitch as good as he did, it's tough to get good swings. he made all the pitches he had to make. he was very, very good. >> he was great. we were bad. terry collins summing it up there.
as bad as the mets have been of late, the yankees are struggling too. they need one win to make sure tuesday's american league wild card game will be played in the bronx. they didn't get it in saturday's early game, losing 9-2. the bombers are doing this it the hard way. game two, the night cap. in the eighth, on for his 15th appearance in 33 days, throws just a bit outside with runners on the corners. orioles lead 4-3. they win it by that same count. but the yanks can still host tuesday's wild card by winning this afternoon. well, today on football sunday, it's breakfast with the jets. kickoff is early. 9:30 a.m. eastern time here against the dolphins from london. wembley stadium sold out for this matchup in near record time. only the matchup in 2007 was a faster draw. the jets could assert themselves
i should say, with a win here, backing up the head coach's talk of playoffs. the giants are set to take on the bills. looking to get their record to .500 with a victory. see if they can do it. enjoy your football sunday, everyone. for "today in new york," i'm john chandler. up next on "today in new york," we have new information about the two fishermen killed after their boat capsized in jamaica bay. plus, from the families of one tragedy to the families of another. parents of sandy hook victims reaching out to oregon. and even though our storm is puling away on this sunday, some chilly weather heading our way. who could see temperatures in the 30s tomorrow morning. we'll have your jacket forecast
clear skies and 54 degrees as we look at the way to the lincoln tunnel. don't be deceived. we still have rough weather to track. good to be with you. i'm gus rosendale. >> i'm kerry barrett in for pat battle. let's head over to storm team 4's raphael miranda. the wind is going to be a problem. >> yeah, that's the big story. chilly wind out there. temperatures in the 40s and 50s right now. the jackets are needed this morning. you see on storm tracker, not a lot of rain to find. maybe some drizzle along the coast. that's really the only potential for precipitation later today. these are your high temperatures. a little better than yesterday. back to the upper 50s and low 60s. maybe some peeks of sunshine, especially by the afternoon. up to 61 in bethpage. winds are out of the northeast 15 to 20 miles per hour. overnight tonight, it gets chilly again. temperatures bottoming out in
north and west of town, 49 for your low in montclair. as you head to the hudson valley, places like sullivan county and orange county, waking up with temperatures in the 30s workweek tomorrow morning. you definitely will need the jackets. bundle-up weather taking over north and west of town as we head into early next week. there's a warmup on the way. we'll look at the seven-day forecast and 70s around the corner. that's coming up. kerry and gus, over to you a disconnected stove is being blamed for an explosion that killed one person and brooklyn. >> what's left of the apartment building deemed unstable this >> all this happened on 42nd street and 13th avenue in boar borough park. that's where sheldon dutes joins us. >> reporter: that deadly explosion happened just a block away from where i'm standing. this stretch of 13th avenue still blocked off this morning. i just spoke with the fire department about 15 muns ago. they told me that investigators
will be back out here at the scene once the sun comes up. this is what firefighters saw when they first arrived on the scene. flames and thick plumes of smoke. now, the cause of this deadly explosion is still under investigation, but the fire department is exploring the possibility that it might have been sparked by tenants who disconnected their stove because they wanted to take it with them as they were moving out. first responders found a woman in the second floor stairwell. this morning officials are still working to identify her. her neighbors tell news 4 she was very cordial, warm, and friendly. >> i would visit her sometimes in her house because of her dog. she would always be so nice. >> that was too scary. the fire -- the sky was dark. >> reporter: a father and his
10-year-old son who were walking down 13th avenue were hurt by some of the falling debris. a 27-year-old man was also hurt. the extent of their injuries is still unknown, but they are expected to survive. that's the latest live here in borough park. i'm sheldon dutes, "today in new york." >> sheldon, thank you. another story we're tracking here, a big one. flood warnings still in effect for parts of new jersey this morning as that coastal storm system slowly moves out of our area. >> tracie strahan joining us live from sea bright. today it's windy but not as bad. >> reporter: i was going to ask you girlfriend to girlfriend, kerry, how is my hair doing today? a good sunday coif going on? >> you always look fabulous, my friend. >> reporter: well, i have to illustrate just how high the winds are out here. one truck operator said it's almost like being in a plane with turbulence. i checked in with sea bright police a few minutes ago. they told me they're not experiencing anything like they did yesterday.
there were som in ae streets that had to be shut down as a result of the flooding, just proving that shore points are not out of the woods just yet. let's show you some video just how things wore at the shore yesterday. you're taking a look at things in se ide heights. rescuers at one point reportedly had to help stranded boaters on some rocky waters after their engine died. the boardwalk area down there just an absolute ghost town. people just avoided the area, except a few who came out to see how bad things were. >> i'm worried, but i hadn't seen it yesterday, so i feel a little bit better today, seeing it now. >> waves are supposed to be really high. we wanted to see how big the wavings es actually looked. >> reporter: there was heavier flooding reported in places like atlantic city yesterday. those tidal surges shut down roads that forced some major detours in that area. they are hoping to dry out today.
all eyes in this area on the barrier sand you see behind me, especially when it comes to high tide. they don't want to deal with rain and high tide. raphy says that's not in the forecast, but these winds aren't doing them any favors. >> all right. talk to you later, tracie. we're learning about the two n who lost their lives after their fishing boat capsized in friday night's storms. namitalie pasquarella spoke with family members. >> reporter: hugs and words of comfort for family members of one of the m who died when a fishing boat capsized in jamaica bay. 42-year-old ricardo mejilla's mother spoke to news 4 in the building where he was a superintendent. she says her daughter was devastated to hear of the tragic accident during intense storms friday night. >> everybody call, where
>> reporter: she says mejilla and her daughter have three children. all are heart broke. . >> crying, crying, crying. >> reporter: mejia and 50-year-old joel ortiz died when their boat overturned. waves in the bay were as high as 15 feet last night. ramos says mejilla loved to fish. >> fishing every day. >> reporter: we also talked to those who lived in the building where mejilla was a super. >> he's just a hard-working man trying to provide forreis family. >> reporter: this woman says she saw him often, working hard, always there to hp others. >> he did his job stll. he operated on integrity. it's really sad. >> that was nataate past quarella
this morning, we're hearing out a chilling encounter with the person who murdered ntre classmates at that community llege in oregon. the mother of a shooting witness says christopher harper mercer spared one person who he called the lucky one. he reportedly gave that student something to deliver to authorities. this point, it's not clear what that document was. we've also learned mercer took his own life wheg cornered by police. people who knew the gunman are still in disbelief. >> he was quiet. he was a straight-a student. alone. nobody picked on him. he didn't pick on anybody. >> the grieving community still coming to grips with what happened. for the first time, we're hearing from the mother of one the shooting victims. she says her daught, 16-year-old cheyenne fitzgerald, was shot in the back but survived by playing dead. times. it's going to be slow. >> police say mercer had six guns with him during the shooting, eight more weapons
were found in the home he shared with his mother. d ian mercer, the father of the gunman, is speaking out about gun laws, saying they need to change. he says he did not know about his son's cache of weapons. meanwhile, the parents of the victims killed in the sandy hook school shooting tragedy are speaking out, offering comfort to the families that have been impacted in oregon. nbc's matt austin has reaction from connecticut. >> aasolute shoik that t had happened agaat >> reporter: nicole hockley cant st reand to watch the hauntingly familiar images coming from oregon. she lor her son dylan in the shooting at sandy hook..now another nine families are grieving the death of a loved one at school. >> my heart is with them, knowing what they're going through and knowing w t's coming down the line for them. and it doesn't get any easier, i'm afraid to say. it's one hard day after another. >> reporter: hockley is tired of the political fights the
frustrated that most of these tragedies might have been prevented. that's why this sandy hook mom ang d others launched the gllup sandy hook promise. its program, called say something, teaches kids, parents, and school staff how to spot someone at risk and how to report it. hockley says most school sh weooters displayed warning signs. if someone had noticed and taken action, it could have prevented the horrible results. that's what keeps me going every single day. this is a long, long, hard journey, but there's nothing in this world that's going to stop me until we've saved more people. >> the say something program had been in the trial phase. now the goal is for it to spread across the country and a say methshing week is planned october 19th. matt austin, news 4 new york. this morning the pentagon is opening an investigation into the deadly bombing of a doctors without borders facility. at least 19 people were killed
and dozens more wereiwounded in this. officials said inna statement that u.s. forces conducting an air strike in the vicinity of the hospital targeting insurgents who were firing on u.s. service members. thn-e international medical charity is now removing its staff from the area. it is 6: . coming up on this sunday morning, a bright young girl with a very bright future searching for a family to support her dreams. her story in thi week's wednesday's child. and storm team 4's raphael miranda returns with a check of
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live pictures coming to us from sea bright,guew jersey, where you can see the wind is a major issue for people w loaking up there and for many alol the shore, maybe along the s uth shore of long island today as y well. pe,ple concerned about coastal flooding. raphael miranda is here with that. >> high tide just about 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. later today. we'll be watching those water levels rising again.
today should be the last day of coastal flooding. that is some good news. 're gradually easing out of is storm. you see it's very windy out there today. another chilly day. starting out in the 50s. probably need to dress for 40s. think about that today. sweated and jackets needed as you're heading outside. it getting a little milder as thhee day goes on. degrees outside in central park at this hour. nice and cool for yourg morning jog. here's a look at coastal flood advisories. for new york city, a isory an effect. nassau, suffolk can want ounty, and into the long island sound. coastal flood warning in effect for like what he we saw yesterday.
winds gusting between 25 and 35 les an hour. we're going to expect that to continue through the day today. it's not until tonight and tomorrow the winds gradually ease up. here's a look at storm tracker right now. very quiet around the tri-state in terms of rain. maybe some drizzle along the coast. that's about it. look what's going on in the bigger picture. you can see unfortunately for south carolina, a whole lot of heavy rain still strifming in this morning. this will continue right through the day today. historic flooding expected there. you can see there goes hurricane joaquin, pulling away from the coast, heading towards bermuda. it's not going to be our concern over the next several days. temperatures are in the 40s,li dealing with that chill in the ahudson valley. 48 in montgomery. we hav temperatuhes in the 50s across long island. 55 in islip. 47 degrees in sussex. 55 down the shore in long branch. baseball weath er, bueezy and cool but dry for the nationals taking on the mets around 3:00. not quite as cool as yesterday. still, with that breeze, temperatures in the 60s, maybe a few hints of sunshine. th at would be nice. you probably want to bring the
there's a very slight chance for a pop-up shower, but the game should be fine. here's a look at future tracker on 9:00 this morning. the clouds and maybe dhirizzle lingers along the coast. otherwise a quiet setup through the middle of the morning. we are expecting some sunsr.ne. hudson valley, westchester county. by the end of the day today, you'llgeotice clearing skies. that'll be a nice trend. tomorrow morning, very quiet conditions. lots of clouds along the coast. sunshine bre ing through from the city to north and west of town. 61 for your high for today. better than yesterday. we're adding on a few degrees. about 5 degrees warmer. overnight tonight, down to 52 for your low temperature. clearing especially after midnight. it stays breezy, but the winds ease up a bit. tomorrow, it's breezy for monday. still probably want to bring that light jacket, especially in the morning. we are feeling better hour by hour by the afternoon.
a feeling much better on tuesday with a high temperature of 70 d some sunshine and clouds. staychp to date with the news 4 new yorklapp. tap the news 4 logo in the corner. scroll down. select the weather tab. you can see the latest forecast, interactive radar, and learn how to submit your own weather video. the news 4 new york app for tone is avaable in the app store right now. kerry, over to you. 6:45. happening today, plenty of road closures for this year's ms bike ride. the ride kicks off around 7:00. the start and finish line at pier 94. the bicyclists will travel down the west side highway to fdr drive then head toward the tri-borough bridge on to harlem river drive md back around. for a complete listing of all the road closures , head to our website, nbcnewyork.com. as we continue on "today in new york," new york full of diverse neighborhoods, combining cultures. after the break, news 4's senior correspondt gabe pressman co
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he is a young man struggling with an inner conflict, how to find a balance between two cultures in a tiny section of jackson heights in queens. >> gabe pressman continues the series of new york neighborhoods and the amazing people who live there. this morning we take a look at little india. >> reporter: this is the travis park playground in little india, jackson heights. in the faces of the children here, you can see a story, a late wbee of immigration has brought families f ym countries like india, pakistan, and acftss south asia to america. akash varma, a brooklyn college student, loves this story. as a history major, he's written on immigration. he grew up here a son of immigrants himself.
his mother used to take him to this playground. >> i remember i was actually standing right here. my friend and me were playing wir,th the water guns. he squirted me a little bit, and i hated getting wet. i had the big gun, so i like squirted -- like i burst the water gun on him. he was soaked and had to go home. deep down inside, that made me feel really good about myself, but it was a bad thing to do. >> reporter: varma says he has an internal conflict about who he really is. he was born here 21 years ago but -- >> my grandparents are now living in what's called pakistan. i guess people would say we're pakistani, but we're hindu, to we're indian, but i was born in america, so i'm american. >> reporter: his family traces itlas roots to what is n paow pakistan, and no member of the mi mily can ever forget the war tween pakistanis and indians that gave birth to today's
varma loves being american and yet early in life he showed signs of anxiety when his mother dropped him off at a preschool in a church. >> she dro ped me in and slammed the door and left. i remember i was screaming and yelling. i had no idea thhat was happening. i hid under t b table. for six months i stayed under the table. every day i'd go to preschool, i'd hide under the table. that was my safe space. the teachers would hand me stuff under the table. i'd say no because that's the only word i knew. >> reporter: he grew thoroughly acclimated to being american, but he didn't speak english at home only hindi. that's how strong the culture is. he says it's hard for people to understand the difference between hindus and muslims. >> people always question me. are you sure you can eat this? are you sure you can eat pork? i'm not muslim, so i can eat pork. but people still think to ask you because they think they're
being cognizant, but they're being ignorant. >> reporter: yet, in this neighborhood, past conflicts between muslims and hindus are less a cute. on a newsstand, newspapers from each of the warring groups are displayehed side by side. the pakistan post and the desi talk. this is 74th street where shops and restaurants and the tempo on the street is lively. the gold jewelry and coins are displayed. >> if you go to india, you'll see everybody has some sort of gold on them. >> reporter: as for the latest change -- >> there's been a huge influx of bangladeshi and bengali immigrants taking over. the indians and pakistanis of the past have kind of migrated to long island or farther ends of queens. a lot of them chose to move out
but that doesn't stop them from coming back. >> reporter: 74th street, the heart of little india. a flow of people, clothes, jewelry, faces marking a neighborhood that is unique. gabe pressman, news 4 new york. >> he takes us into all the little nooks and crannies of the city. >> grew up watching gabe. always incredible to see him still do his thing. >> very, very cool. still ahead on this sunday morning, we'll introduce you to this week's wednesday's child. >> and storm team 4's raphael miranda with the latest on the
welcome back. it is time for janice huff to introduce us to this week's wednesday's child. >> nicole is a bright kid with a bigger heart. all she needs is the loving support of a forever family. >> kind of like ginger bread. that's one of the ingredients. it's a seed. >> at first glance, you would think nicole was one of the chefs who trains here at institute of culinary education in midtown manhattan. but she's well on her way. >> tell us how our student nicole did today in the kitchen.
she's a natural. >> nicole enjoys cooking, but her main passion is -- >> art. i like to draw and paint. >> along with her love for art and creating, nicole feels she has a special life calling. >> i want to be a zoologist because i want to work with wild animals. i want to try to help the wild animals that don't have a habitat. >> and with grades like hers, no dream is out of reach. >> school is good because a-plus or b-plus student. i'm always on honor roll. >> because zoologist is just one of her dreams. nicole's biggest desire is to have a forever family. >> i've been dreaming for a long time to come out of foster care and actually find a house that we could all be together and they could consider me as family but not as a stepchild or adopted child. when you come home, you want to feel comfortable
comfortable. >> janice huff for weekend today new york. >> well put. if you're interested in adopting any of our wednesday's children, please contact the nyc parent recruitment hot line. the number is 212-676-wish. next at 7:00, a check of the forecast. plus, our top stories. >> including that deadly explosion out of brooklyn. >> reporter: i'm sheldon dutes live in borough park, where investigators are looking into a possibility that tenants moving out caused a deadly explosion. we're live with details straight ahead. hand-crafted...layer by layer. the new macchiato from dunkin' donuts. experience the flavor of fall with a new hot or iced pumpkin macchiato. you' re unpacking already? yeah, help me find some mugs. sure. (beep) hey... o.k. they'
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right now on "today in new york," an investigation into a city bus that crashed into a house injuring a dozen people. plus, what investigators say about an explosion at a brooklyn apartment building that killed one woman and injured two others. and flood warnings remain in effect this morning for several coastal counties as a massive storm slowly moves out. slowly the keyword there. good morning. welcome to "today in new york" on this sunday morning. i'm gus rosendale. >> i'm kerry barrett in for pat battle today. she'll be back next week. meanwhile meanwhile, we're checking in with storm team 4's raphael mitt romney rain da -- miranda. it's the wind we'll be dealing with this afternoon. >> that's right. if you live along the coast, flooding will be a concern. temperatures in the 40s and 50s.
still very much a fall feel out there on this sunday. you can see in your weather headlines, coastal flooding, we'll be watching that for you. warnings remain in effect down the jersey shore. high tide happens later this afternoon. more windy weather on the way today. warmer days ahead in the seven-day forecast. here's a look at storm tracker. you can see it's a quiet practice from new york city north into the hudson valley. lots of clouds. not expecting a lot of sunshine throughout the day today. in the 50s right now. 54 degrees, it's chilly and breezy. up to 57 by lunchtime. some peeks of sunshine, especially north and west of town. if you live in the hudson valley, probably a better day for you. today's high temperature, 61 degrees. we're warming up from yesterday. yesterday we were stuck in the 50s. today, low 60s. feels a little better, but it's windy right into the evening hours. let's take a look at the seven-day forecast and your high tide times coming up in a few. we continue with the impact of this coastal storm on jersey shore communities.
>> tracie strahan joining us from sea bright with the flooding across the area. >> reporter: that wind is not dying down. if you can believe it, it feels like it's picked up here on the beach. i can show you the sand barriers that are up. they're hoping it thwarts it from any type of water, especially that coastal flooding. while that's remaining a concern here on the shore, there's already some flooding they had to clean up, specifically check out wild wood. there was a two-story home that was knocked right off of its foundation as a result of the minor flooding yesterday. a lot of residents we spoke to along the shore points are grateful damage like that wasn't widespread. >> thank god there wasn't at hurricane. there's a little flooding, but everybody got their cars out. everything's cool. >> it's pretty bad. it's not as bad as i thought it might be. >> reporter: flooding a major
the tidal surges created major detours. there's actually someone on the beach at this hour. has the hood on. not really turning that head because the sand is whipping out here. again, i checked in with sea bright police. they tell me any of the minor flooding they had on streets here has subsided. but they're keeping an eye on high tide this afternoon. they don't want the high winds to blow anything on to the streets, no more damage. that's what they're hoping for, guys. back to you. >> all right, tracie strahan, thank you. more than a foot of rain has soaked parts of the carolinas, and it's expected to get worse there. drivers are being told to stay home, off those flooded roads. flood watches and warnings are already in effect for 20 million people along the eastern seaboard. at least five storm-related deaths have been reported. president obama declared a state of emergency today for south
this could be a once in a lifetime rain event. you can stay one step ahead of this weather with the nbc 4 new york app. you can get alerts sent straight to your smartphone. moving now to a terrifying accident closer to home in queens involving a q-113 bus. the story we brought you was breaking news last night. 12 people taken to the hospital, some of them in serious condition. we're told the bus collided with a car then slammed into two parked cars. then crashed into a home. it happened at about 9:30 on south conduit and guy brewer boulevard. not clear what caused it, but news 4 talked to a woman who owns one of the cars that was hit. >> the bus run over, hit the car in front of me, and that car hit my car. the bus went inside the house. >> a brooklyn apartment building deemed unstable after an explosion that killed one woman and injured three others. investigators say that a disconnected stove could be responsible for that blast.
and 13th avenue in borough park. that's why sheldon dutes joins us live. >> reporter: kerry and gus, crews have been working throughout the night here on 13th avenue. i want to the show you what we're seeing out here. this stretch of 13th avenue near 42nd street still shut down. now that the sun is up, we're getting a better look at all the wreckage and debris left over from the explosion site. we also want to show you some video from yesterday. the thick plumes of smoke and flames that filled this stretch of 13th avenue shortly after that explosion. this deadly explosion. that blast happened just after 1:00 p.m., killing a woman inside the building. police have not released her name, but she's a tenant who's in her 30s. first responders found her body in a second floor stairwell. this morning, the cause of this explosion is still under investigation. as we've mentioned throughout the morning, investigators and officials are looking into the possibility that the this
by tenants who were moving and wanted to disconnect the stove to take it with them. >> of course, to take a stove with you, it entails disconnecting the gas line, which leads us to preliminarily to look in that direction for the cause of this explosion. >> reporter: a father and his 10-year-old son who were walking down 13th avenue were hurt by some falling debris. a 27-year-old mans hurt. this morning we're still waiting for an update on their injuries. they are expected to survive. and a live look at what it looks like here on 13th avenue. we're getting a better look at some of this damage now that the sun is coming up. different agencies are out here. we've seen the office of emergency management and con-ed and firefighters still out here poking through some of the wreckage. that's the latest here live in borough park. i'm sheldon dutes, "today in new york." >> sheldon, thank you. daylight giving us a better view. governor cuomo says the
brooklyn blast is the latest in what he considers a disturbing trend. he's now ordering the state to launch an investigation about that trend. back on march 26th, a gas line at a sushi restaurant exploded. two men were killed in that blast. 25 other people were hurt. initial evidence showed signs of physical tampering with the gas lines or meters. they may have been siphoning gas for more than a year. the east village explosion came one year after a similar blast that killed eight people on 116th street up in east harlem. ntsb investigators say a poorly crafted pipe joint and an old sewer line caused the gas line to break there. since this incident, fdny has been given a much greater role in responding to possible gas leaks. a woman accused of punching a 10-year-old boy in the face has turned herself into police in the bronx. she's charged with assault and endangering the welfare of a minor. police say she hit the boy after a confrontation at his dad's deli back in august.
the fight, though, caught on surveillance video. the boy says that he was making faces at her. happening today, a public memorial service planned for yogi berra at the museum dedicated to the late yankees great. members of berra's family will help celebrate the life of the hall of famer and world war ii veteran. on that note, young athletes and veterans are encouraged to wear the uniforms to honor berry, who died last month. he was 90 years old. you see all the footage and memories. what a class ak. >> he really, really was. they don't make them like that anymore. coming up on "today in new york," the chilling name given to a survivor tasked with delivering a message from the gunman in that oregon community college shooting. plus, a clue in the search for a cargo ship that went miss missing in the midst of hurricane joaquin. and another round of coastal flooding headed our way, especially south of new york
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it began taking on water as hurricane joaquin battered the bahamas friday night. more than two dozen americans part of the crew. they are resuming the search for the ship a little later this morning. meanwhile, as we've been talking about, joaquin remains an extremely dangerous storm. it is now barrelling towards bermuda. still a category 3? >> yeah, still category 3. weakening though. expected to be category 2 as it approached bermuda. then it will continue out to sea. that's the good news. not expected to affect the east coast of the united states, except maybe rough surf. we have enough problems without joaquin. coastal flooding again a concern down the jersey shore. even around new york city. we're kpnting another round of minor tidal flooding later today. don't expect to see a whole lot of sunshine. maybe north and west of town, especially later on this afternoon. but the clouds are going to hang tough this morning. that is a beautiful but cloudy shot there of the skyline. 54 degrees. we have mostly cloudy skies in central park at this hour. coastal flood advisory
ies in effect for new york city. high tide mainly between 1:00 and 3:00. for the long island sound, around 5:00, 6:00 this evening. we have that coastal flood warning in effect for the areas shaded in red. same areas as yesterday. taking a look at those exact high tide times. belmar, 1:11 this afternoon. coney island, 1:45. sea bright, moderate flooding around 3:00 this afternoon. winds are gusting between 25 and 35 miles per hour, especially right along the coast. even as you med inland, it's very breezy. it'll stay windy throughout the afternoon. windchills in the 30s because the wind and chilly temperature combination combination come bi
y . definitely more of a mid-fall feel. here's a look at storm tracker. it's quiet. lots of clouds but no rain to worry about. not a great day, but no heavy rain and that's good news. here's a look at future tracker. around 9:00 today, lots of clouds. we start to notice a little clearing shaping up north and west of town. see how it gets lighter in terms of the cloud cover? that's why we're expecting some sunshine for our friends who live especially in sullivan and duchess counties. maybe orange county getting sun as well. along the coast, i would not expect any sunshine. in fact, maybe some drizzle lingering into the afternoon and evening. tomorrow morning, heading back to work. 8:00, 9:00, nice and quiet for your commute. less breezy. you need the jackets tomorrow. 6:00 tomorrow afternoon, for your evening commute, also quiet weather here. we will have some sunshine to enjoy, especially as you head away from the coast. for today, 61 is your high temperature. still well below average. it's still windy and cool. a little less harsh than it was yesterday. tonight, down to 52 for your low
temperature. th he winds glajly diminish throughout the overnight. there's a warmup heading our way. beautiful stretch of fall weather on wednesday and thursday. next chance for rain, friday night into saturday. temperatures stay comfortable in the 60s. you want to stay up to date with the news 4 new york app. tap the news 4 logo in the corner, scroll down, select the weather tab. you can see the latest forecast, interactive radar, and how to submit your own weather video. it's available in the app store right now. this morning, we are hearing about a chilling encounter with the person who murdered nine classmates at that community college in oregon. the mother of a shooting witness says christopher harper mercer spared one person. he reportedly gave that student something to deliver to authorities. it's not clear what that document was. we've also learned that mercer took his own life when cornered by police. people who knew the gunman say they're still in disbelief. >> he was quiet. he was a straight-a student.
nobody picked on him, he didn't pick on anybody. >> the grieving community still coming to grips with what happened. and for the first time, we're hearing from the mother of one of the shooting victims. she says her daughter, 16-year-old cheyenne fitzgerald, was shot in the back but survived by playing dead. >> she's having some tough times. healing is going to be slow. >> police say mercer had six guns with him during the shooting, eight more weapons were found in the home he shared with his mother. and ian mercer, the father of the gunman, is speaking out about gun laws this morning, saying they need to change. he says he did not know about his son's cache of weapons. >> the healing will be slow, but the parents of victims killed in the sandy hook school tragedy are speaking out. they're offering comfort to the families that are impacted in oregon. nbc's matt austin has reaction from connecticut. >> absolute shock that it happened again. >> reporter: nicole hockley can't stand to watch the hauntingly familiar images
coming from oregon. hockley lost her son dylan in the shooting at sandy hook elementary school. now another nine families are grieving the death of a loved one at school. >> my heart is so with them knowing what they're going through and knowing what's coming down the line for them. it doesn't get any easier, i'm afraid to say. it's one hard day after another. >> reporter: hockley is tired of the political fights the shootings spark, but she's most frustrated that most of these tragedies might have been prevented. that's why this sandy hook mom and others launched the group sandy hook promise. its program called say something teaches kids, parents, and school staff how to spot someone at risk and how to report it. hockley says most school shooters displayed warning signs. if someone had noticed and taken action, it could have prevented the horrible results. >> that's what keeps me going
every single day. this is a long, long, hard journey, but there's nothing in this world that's going to stop me until we've saved more people. >> the say something program had been in the trial phase. now the goal is for it to spread across the country. and a say something week is planned starting october 19th. matt austin, news 4 new york. coming up, birth control studies botched. an i-team update into the
right now an i-team update. more women say their clinical trials were botched. they tell news 4 this controversial contraceptive calls essure has no business being on the market. because thousands of women have suffered severe pain, even internal injuries. >> this morning, the i-team reveals new evidence that essure's maker buried these painful symptoms more than a decade ago. >> that is an essure soil coil embed embedded. >> it was never supposed to end up here. the metal inserts made by pharmaceutical giant bare are supposed to stay in the fallopian tube where is they block conception, when this one migrated to her uterus. she said the result was piercing
pelvic pain for years. >> almost like somebody literally had a knife sitting inside of you, poking downward. >> since the i-team first reported on complaints about essure, more than 4,000 patients have reported similar pelvic pain, coil migrations, or allergic reactions. now there's more evidence painful symptoms were buried in the clinical trials that led to essure's government approval. we've obtained two more patient files that show inconsistencies in the research. a clinical trial patient from arizona reports pelvic pain, aching, and severe. but researchers marked her comfort level as excellent. in the second file, another patient repeatedly reports sharp pelvic pain. but her comfort is marked as very good. in the end, researchers concluded 99% of women rated the comfort of essure as good to excellent. >> i honestly didn't feel like she was listening to what i was saying.
i thought it was important. i was a clinical trial participant. >> two years ago we told you about the first clinical trial research who claims researchers coached her answers. >> this is incredibly concerning that patients who were enrolled in the clinical trials are reporting they were coached for their answers or that their answers were changed. >> the i-team went to the fda's campus in silver spring, maryland, to get answers about those surveys. regulators were busy quizzing bare about the spike in complaints. >> where is your data? how did you test these people? what did you test them with? >> last week, members of an fda advisory panel called for more data on whether these coils could be causing allergic reactions. the fda is also investigating alleged inaccuracies in those clinical trial surveys. >> we were not as a sponsor involved at the time of the initial pma approval.
essure's original manufacturer was responsible for the clinical trial research and a bayer spokeswoman sent a statement saying the company strongly disagrees with any suggestion or allegation that the essure clinical trial data collection was fraudulent or inappropriately altered. at the hearing, several doctors spoke in support of essure. >> i feel it should remain an option for women. >> but by far, the hearing was dominated by patients who say they have suffered. >> i had not realized the root cause of my problems pchl. >> this woman was not only a clinical trial participant. in 2000, she was a spokesperson for conceptus. >> had my picture on the brochures. >> but several years after implantation, she was diagnosed with four autoimmune diseases. she says conceptus stopped contacts her for follow-up surveys. >> they were supposed to follow up with me for five years. i had one physical. >> so far, she's had no luck finding records of her clinical
>> they lost my medical records. >> the i-team is now working with gaby to locate records of her clinical trial participation. so far, though, there's been no explanation from the northern california reproductive center that implanted her. if you have something you think the news 4 i-team should look into, give us a call. you can also send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. happening today, there will be plenty of road closures all around manhattan for this year's ms bike ride. the ride is kicking off just a few minutes from now. the start and finish line is at pier 94. they'll travel down the west side highway to fdr drive, then the tri-borough bridge to the harlem river drive and back around. for a complete listing of closures, head to our website,
up next at 7:30, the latest on our top stories, including a deadly building explosion out of brooklyn. and it's another chilly morning out there, but at least the rain has eased up for now. we've got koetsal flooding concerns and also a cold night ahead for some of us in the suburbs. we'll take a detailed look at your seven-day forecast coming
nothing like a stroll on a beach on a sunday morning. got to give him credit. that's a live look at sea bright, where the winds are absolutely whipping. raph is keeping an eye on some of the gusts we're seeing. so an issue with wind today and also high tide. good to be with you. i'm gus rosendale p. i'm . >> i'm kerry barrett in for pat battle. storm team 4's meteorologist raphael miranda joining us with a look at the wind and high tide. you said between noon and 1:00. >> between 1:00 and 3:00 today. later around 5:00 to 6:00 for the long island sound. minor flooding expected for the long island sound. it's moderate flooding we're expecting down the jersey shore. you can see it's a quiet picture in terms of rain right now. not tracking any rain on storm tracker.
lots of cloud cover though. these are your temperatures. these are the highs. better than yesterday but still below average. 61 your high in central park. unfortunately the winds out of the northeast around 15 to 25 miles per hour makes it feel more like 50s. lots of cloud cover. couple showers possible later on, especially along the coast. if you live in places like the hamptons down towards long branch, you may see a few sprinkles throughout the afternoon. otherwise, temperatures are in the 50s. overnight, chilly weather coming again. 46 for the low in ryebrook. windchills in the 30s in places like arlington as you're waking up on monday morning. we'll look at the seven-day forecast and 70s around the corner coming up in just a few. >> raphael, thank you. a disconnected stove now being blamed for an explosion that killed one person and injured three others in brooklyn.
building, all of it deemed unstable this morning. >> all happening on 42nd street and 13th avenue in borough park. that's where sheldon dutes joins us live. >> reporter: i'm standing about a block away from where that explosion happened. we can still smell the burnt debris, every so often getting whiffs of it coming down 13th avenue. i have within in touch with the fire department. they told me that a little later this morning, firefighters would be back out here. investigators going through the wreckage. this is what firefighters saw when they first arrive the d out here on the scene. flames and thick plumes of smoke coming out from that building. the cause of this deadly explosion is still under investigation. the fire department is exploring the possibility is might have been sparked by tenants disconnecting a stove. first responders found a woman on the second floor stairwell. this morning officials are still
working to identify her. her neighbors tell news 4 that she was very cordial and friendly. we also spoke to a man who lived in a nearby apartment and didn't want to show his face, but he talked about what that explosion felt like. >> i just felt everything shaking, and i look out the window, the whole building gone. that building, it's gone. people on the floor. somebody screamed on the street, it's fire, fire. >> reporter: we want to show you a live look of what 13th avenue looks like this morning. again, we're set up along the corner of 43rd street and 13th avenue. you can see all that debris spilled out on to the sidewalk and road. a father and his 10-year-old son were walking down 13th avenue yesterday, got hit by some of that falling debris and were injured. a 27-year-old man was also hurt. the extent of their injuries are unknown this morning, but they are expected to survive.
i'm sheldon dutes, "today in new york." >> sheldon, thank you. also new this morning, police investigating a death at a long island night spot. it happened a little after midnight in suffolk county. we're told dozens of officers were called to control a crowd when a fight at the rocky point alehouse spilled on to the street. officers found a victim behind one of the nearby fire stations. we're told homicide investigators are on the scene as well. meanwhile, more flooding concerns this morning for coastal communities as that storm system very slowly moves out of our area. >> tracie strahan joins us with what jersey shore residents are dealing with this morning. >> reporter: it's good to know we're not alone out here at this hour. we've seen people walking their dogs, taking photos, even though as you can see it is win frdy out here. there are even electronic signs warning people that high winds are going to be an issue. just one example that this area is not in the clear. we saw a lot of flooding
yesterday. we're showing you video now from seaside heights. they had to shut down some roads because stranded boaters had to be rescued. their engine died. the boardwalk in that area a ghost town except for some people wanting to see how things were, kind of check things out. that's something we experienced out here this morning. a couple taking photos, comparing it to some of the worst weather they've seen in recent years. take a listen. >> sandy was worse, a lot worse. but this is a typical er'easter. it's not that -- you know, it's not as bad as i've seen in the past. but the river didn't look that bad. i mean, it's choppy, but it's a not anything like i've seen it in the previous storms. >> reporter: now, further south, atlantic city had some major flooding scenes. those tidal surges shut down roads and forced some major detours in that area overnight. let's bring you back live to the beach in sea bright.
you can see the palm trees are swaying, mostly to one side. they've been that way since we got down here. everyone that we did speak with, who's on the beach this morning and really braving the high wednesday, they're keeping an eye on high tide this afternoon, like raphael was telling us. they want to make sure the dunes hold up. back to you. >> tracie, thank you. also, we're learning a little more this morning about the two men who died after their at capsized in jamaica bay during friday's storms. the victims, 42-year-old ricardo mejilla and joel ar tiz. three other men survived he accident. police say their fishing boat flipped over. measuring e . >> she is very bad because they have been married for 20 years.
have two boys and onegirl. >> they just had a girl, right? >> yeah. >> so you have a young anddghte," >> yes, 1 year. >> the national weather service says there was a gail warning. visibility was very poor. two of the surviving victims did manage to swim to shore to get help. and still ahead on this sunday morning, a wrap-up of your sunday sports. and storm team 4's raphael miranda returning with a check of the forecast, tracking the high wednesday and high tide heading our way.
welcome back. it's time to go across the i'street to check in with craig and se heinelle to find out what's coming up. >> we're keeping a close eye on the weather, where massive ounts of rain are causing thmajor problems along the east coast. plus, the development in the search for a missing cargo ship that disappeared during hurricane joaquin. also ahead on this sunday morning, f ur teenagers are in jail after detectives foil a plot to shoot students and teachers at a california high hool. is as we learn more about the gunman in that mass shooting at an oregon community college. plus, the tragic death of a young american wing suit base jumper raises new questions on the dangers of the extreme sport growing in popularity. and live from new york, it's hillary clinton.
the democratic presidential hopeful took a bit of a break from the campaign trail last night for a little comedy. and we have all the highlights from "saturday night live." those stories and lots more when we get started on a sunday morning here on "today." >> was she in front of a bar? was that a bar behind her? >> looked like a saloo to me. >> you'll have to watch and see the highlights. >> cheers, guys. thanks. well, the weather a big national story. for us, it's still a big local story. >> all up and down the eastern seaboard. we're still dealino with that coastal flooding, especially to the south, where we've seen tracie strahan out there dealing with the winds and high tide that's approaching later on this afternoon. keeping a close eye on that. high tide today between 12:00 and 3:00 depending on where you are. there's a look at the rough seas. it's windy out there. thace winds are going to continue to howl throughout the day day. just a little less intense than stere y. still, that is a stormy sea. 54 degrees. we have cloudy skies in central park.
coastal flood warnings and advisories in effect for middle middlesex, ocean, and monmouth counties. those are the counties in red. that's where we're expecting the strongest impacts. w york city, nassau, suffolk county, fairfield, westchester, minor impacts from the tide. temperatures in the 50s right now. 55 in red bank with that wind coming off the water. 54 in jackson. you need the jackets north and west of town. 48 in danbury. a stiff breeze there. if you're heading outside, you need a couple layers on this sunday morning. winds are gusting up toa30 miles r hour right now down the shore. even central park reporting a wind gust of 22 miles per hour. that's the trend all across long island. he mi's a look at snsrm tracker. you can see it's quiet. no rain to track this morning. that's good news. yesterday it was a wet start in the hudson valley. today it's mainly dry, maybe some drizzle along the shore. breezy and cool for baseball, but it will becdry.
maybe one o two pop-up showers. otherwise, no weather problems for the game. definitely wanted to bring a jacket. 60 degrees at 3:00. that wind will still be going on. it's going to feel more like 50s, even 40s as you head later into the game. here's a look at future tracker. around 10:00 this morning, starting to see the clouds ease up app bit north and west of new york city. it's going to take all day if you live down the jersey shore. don't expect a whole lot of sunshine. you can see some patchy drizzle around lunchtime. 7:00 tolught, we're dry in the city. starting to see some clearing skies north and west of to . into tomorrow morning, 10:00 a.m. lookipgcgood. sunshine and clouds. st l breezy tomorrow. look at our storm finally pulling away, leaving us with clouds diminishing throughout tomorrow. much more in the way of sunshine into tuesday. for today, 61 for your high. windy and cool. let's take a look at the seven-day forecast. a nice warming trend there. 64 tomorrow. still breezy, not as windyofor your monday. feels great tuesday, wednesday,
andwthursday. a beautiful stretch of autumn coher. temperatures in the 60s to low 70s. you want to stay up to date with the ups and downs with the news 4 new york ap tap the news 4 logo in the corner and select the weather tab. you can see the latest forecasts, interustive radar, and how to submit your own ather video. the news 4 new york app for iphone is available in the app store right now. coming up on "today in new rk," a no-hitter that made for a bad night for the mets. john chandler joins us with that story and more on your sunday sports, next.
the math is kind of brutal. no wins for the yankees or mets. >> john chandler has the highlights and low lights. >> good morning, everybody. well, new york's two playoff-bound baseball teams aren't exactly inspiring confidence in this final weekend of the regular season. mets dropped game one of yesterday's double header with the nationals. forget scoring a run last night. max scherzer wasn't allowing so much as a hit against the mets. everyone's eyes at citi field scanning the scoreboard. a lot of zeros. scherzer took a perfect game into the sixth. keep in mind, this errer, as well as a hit and a hit batsman earlrir in the season are the ly t ng separating scherzer from throwing three perfect games. he would aim for a second no-hitter. it was never really a doubt. scherzer had sizzling stuff. high 90s fastball all night
long. matt harvey struck out 11. the two te s combined for 35 strikeouts. scherzer with 17 of those and nine in a row leading up to the final out. curtis granderson making contact. that would do it. max scherzer threw the seventh no-hitter in baseball this ear, his second of the season, and the second this year against the mets. >> i know these things are special. to be able to do it twice in one season, my gosh. it doesn't seem possible. i'm going to enjoy this one tonight with the boys. >> he was great. we were bad. so, i mean, when you pitch as good as he did, it's tough to get good swings. he made all the pitches he had to make. he was very, very good. >> he was great. we were bad. terry collins summing it up there. as bad as the mets have been of late, the yankees are struggling too. they need one win to make sure tuesday's american league wild
card game will be played in the bronx. they didn't get it in saturday's early game, losing 9-2. the bombers are doing this it the hard way. game two, the night cap. in the eighth, on for his 15th appearance in 33 days, throws just a bit outside with runners on the corners. orioles lead 4-3. they win it by that same count. but the yanks can still host tuesday's wild card by winning this afternoon. well, today on football sunday, it's breakfast with the jets. kickoff is early. 9:30 a.m. eastern time here ainst the do hins from london. wembley stadium sold out for this matchup in near record time. only the matchup in 2007 was a faster draw. the jets could assert themselves is afternoon or this morning, i should say, with a win here, backing up the head coach's talk of playoffs. th
giants are set to take on the bills. looking to get their record to .500 with a victory. see if they can do it. enjoy your football sunday, everyone. for "today in new york," i'm john chandler. coming up next, this week's reading list. >> you're watching "today in new york." can i get a medium coffee, cream, two sugars? medium hot coffee, cream, two sugars -- see you at the window. at dunkin', we make your coffee just the way you like it. if not, we'll make it again on the spot. that's the dd commitment.
good to have you with us. >> so nice to see you. thank you 37. >> very good. let's talk about reclaiming conversation. this is a nonfiction book. it's fascinating though. >> it really is. it's about reclaim conversation. the power of talk in a digital age. some people may have read last week in the "new york times" there was an excerpt from this book. what she talked about in this book is the way in which technology has affected our most basic relationships in conversation between lovers, friends, in education -- >> at work. >> at work. and the way in which our attention has been -- we're constantly distracted. the most haunting phrase in the article, and it's of course in this book, is we are forever elsewhere. she talks about the way in which even the presence of a phone on the table, if you and i were talking, is a distraction. even if someone is not actually taking the call. >> but just to see it.
>> and so what she wants us to do and what she talks about in this book is how to be more mindful of using technology in a good way. not that we have to do away with using technology. she says that she doesn't like the word addiction when you're talking about technology. but if you're addicted to heroin, the only way is to get off it. obviously we have to live in a way with technology that we are using it consciously. the book is filled with studies that she's done of all of these different situations. work and romance, et cetera. but the book is not an abstract book. it's very huma ne. she does tons of interviews with the people. you hear them struggling with these issues. she has very tract practical solutions. just in my own daily life, i saw constantly how this book could help relieve me of a lot of the pressure of multitasking. we're on continual alert when we're multitasking. she advises huh to find a deeper attention. >> and for kids too.
if t affects even the way they're developing now. >> that's one of her most salient and important points. the way in which children are developing, they don't know how to relate to one another. >> a must-read for parents. the second book is "rosemary." >> this is a biography by kate larson about the hidden kennedy sister, rosemary, who was mentally retarded, born in the '20s. in 1941 joe kennedy decided that she should have a lobotomy. that was a very popular treatment, very controversial, even in the '40s, for not mental retardation but for other mental problems, impairments. so this lobotomy, which he didn't tell rose kennedy about, went horribly awry. rosemary, who was a lively woman, uncontrollable at a certain point, that's why he turned to this treatment, became -- she never spoke again. she lived until 2005. it's a wonderful biography of
her and how her relationships with her siblings and also with her parents changed over the years so that they became involved with the special olympics. it's a wonderful book. very poignant. very moving. a totally different view of the kennedys and their family relationships. it's really, really excellent. >> "the year of leer." >> it's about the year in which william shakespeare wrote "king leer," also wrote "macbeth," and "cleopatra." if one person had written those plays in their entire life, that's one thing, but these were all written in one year. he has this wonderful gift for looking at a very narrow point in shakespeare's life in order to open it up so we have a completely new view of
shakespeare. in this book, you get a great sense not only of these three plays but of the changes in england in the early 17th century as after elizabeth's death and the transformation under james of scotland. how these three plays reflect a lot of what was going on in england at the time in a subtle way often. he just has a great knack for bringing that period to life. he says, for example, in the 1590, most plays, including shakespeare's, were sequels. >> finally, "the secret cord." >> this is by geraldine brooks. this is a novel about king david. it's a biblical novel. it's beautifully constructed,
very sad, very beautiful, very moving novel. she is just a brilliant writer. to make this past period come to life in such a present way and to show the enduring power of biblical stories told afresh. >> all right, bill. thank you so much. >> if you have a question for bill, e-mail him at email@example.com. you can also find a list of this week's recommendations on our website, nbcnewyork.com. and up next at 8:00, a check of the forecast. plus, our top stories, including the latest on a deadly explosion in brooklyn. >> reporter: i'm sheldon dutes live in borough park with more on why investigators think may have caused a deadly explosion in an apartment building here. details straight ahead when "today in new york" returns. to 30% on all the season's latest looks in cellular shades and cascade double shades. that'll really make you look smart. blinds to go. blinds for life.
the season's latest looks in cellular shades and cascade double shades. that'll really make you look smart. blinds to go. blinds for life. right now on "today in new york," an investigation into what caused a city bus driver to crash through a home in queens. >> plus, an update on the search for a woman accused of punching a 10-year-old boy in the face. and flood warnings still in effect for coastal counties, but there is some light at the end of the tunnel. good morning. welcome to "today in new york" on this sunday morning. i'm gus rosendale. >> i'm kerry barrett in for pautd battle this morning. thankfully that storm is on its way out the window. >> yeah, that light at the end of the tunnel is in the seven-day forecast. right now you can see in your
weather headlines, we still have coastal flooding concerns into the afternoon. more windy weather on the way this sunday. and also, there's the light stuff. warmer days ahead and sunshine in your seven day. lots of clouds out there for new york city, especially along the shore. the clouds are going to hang tough this morning and even into the afternoon. maybe north and west of town we'll get a bit of a break with more sunshine building in. 53 degrees, cloudy, chilly and windy. still that raw combination out there on this sunday. today's high temperature, 61 degrees. it'll stay windy throughout the day. still well below average but feeling better than yesterday. it gets better day by day. we'll look at that as well as the coastal flooding problem in a few. meanwhile, brooklyn residents warned to stay away from what is left of a three-story apartment building ripped apart by a deadly blast. >> one person was killed and three others injured in this
by a disconnected stove. >> it happened on 42nd street and 13th avenue in borough park. that's where sheldon dutes is joining us live. >> reporter: firefighters stayed out here through the night. they were focused on the explosion site, which is just about a block behind me. just within the last half hour or so, we have seen more representatives from cone -ed and the office of emergency management. flames and thick plumes of smoke filled this stretch of 13th avenue shortly after the explosion. that deadly blast happened after 1:00 p.m. yesterday afternoon, killing a woman inside the building. police have not released her name, and they're still working to identify her. she's a tenant who lived in the building who is in her 60s. first responders found her body in a second-floor stairwell.
this morning the cause of this deadly explosion is still under investigation. but we've mentioned throughout the morning that investigators are looking into the possibility that this explosion may have been caused by tenants who were moving out of the building and disconnected the stove to take it with them. >> of course, to take a stove with you, it entails disconnecting the gas line, which leads us preliminarily to look in that direction for the cause of this explosion. >> reporter: a father and his 10-ytar-old son were walking down 13th avenue and got injured when they were hit by some of that falling debris. a 27-year-old man was also injured. gus and kerry, the extent of their injuries is still unknown, but they are all expected to survive. that's the latest here in borough park. i'm sheldon dutes, news 4 new york. >> sheldon, thank you. governor cuomo says this brooklyn blast is the latest in a disturbing trend. he's now ordering the state department of public service, which regulates utility companies, to launch an
all of this following back on march 26th when a gas line at a sushi restaurant exploded. two men were kill the in that blast. signs of physical evidence of tampering with the gas lines were found. the east village explosion came just one year after a similar blast that killed eight people on 116th street in east harlem. ntsb investigators say a poorly crafted pipe joint and an old sewer joint caused that gas line to break. since that incident, fdny has been given a much greater role in responding to possible gas leaks. new this morning, it looks like a bar brawl has turned deadly on long island. it happened a little after midnight in suffolk county. dozens of officers were called to control a crowd when a fight at the rocky point ale house spilled on to the streets. one of the victims was found behind a fire station. police say they're investigating a death, and homicide investigators are on the scene. also, an update on a story
we brought you as breaking news last night. a terrifying accident involving a q-113 bus. it sent 12 people to the hospital, some of them in serious condition. we're told the bus collided with a car then slammed into two parked cars and then crashed into a house. it happened at about 9:30 last night on south conduit and guy brewer boulevard. news 4 talked to a woman who owns one of the cars that was hit. >> it was trying to stop by the red light, but he couldn't. so he's trying to stop, and he don't want to hit the other cars s s coming. >> it's not clear what caused it, but we're told that none of those injured suffered life-threatening injuries. raph told you about this at the top of the hour. flood warnings still in effect for parts of new jersey this morning as that coastal storm slowly moves out of our area. >> tracie strahan has been out
the winds not dying down. >> reporter: oh, it's not. we're getting slapped with sand right now on the beach. we have been for a couple of hours now. people around here are just happy they've been able to dry out somewhat from yesterday. at some points, water was up to their waist. their concern right now, what lies right over those dunes, the choppy waters and waves that can kicking up right now. there's even more concern about what they'll be like during high tide. let's show you what things were like at shore yesterday, particularly down in wildwood. powerful waves from the storm knocked over a two-story home. knocked it right off its foundation. there were several streets and side streets that flooded all throughout the shore. residents are grateful that the damage wasn't more widespread than what they experienced yesterday. but we did just speak to someone who was a hearty soul, braved a walk on the beach this morning, about what he saw in sea bright yesterday. take a listen. >> the streets from andy cays down, they flood all the way up
from the river. they actually closed a section of ocean avenue off down that way. monmouth beach was flooding across the road. the dunes did hold up, obviously, down there. they kept piling them up. like i said, the water doesn't -- it's windy, but it's definitely not as bad as yesterday. so we're going to keep our fingers crossed. >> reporter: and fingers crossed that things dry out down in south jersey. tidal surges shut down roads yesterday and made for some major detours. they've been dealing with that around the clock since yesterday. as we bring you back live now to sea bright, you can see how choppy things are already. we're dealing with that one-two punch of the chillier temperatures and the high winds that have been kicking up all morning long. there are even electronic signs warning people about what they'll be experiencing down here. believe it or not, people have been walking the dog in this weather. not the dog days of summer, but
certainly some bad days in autumn. back to you. >> tracie, life goes on despite the weather. thanks. meantime, more than a foot of rain has soaked parts of the carolinas, submerging people, cars, and homes. flood watchings and warnings are already in effect for much of the eastern seaboard this morning. officials are warning of wind gusts that could bring down trees and power lines. so far, there have been at least five storm-relate the d deaths. president obama has declared a state of emergency for south carolina. you can stay one step ahead of all this weather with the nbc 4 new york app. some other news this morning. new information about a story that we've been following out of the bronx. a woman accused of punching a 10-year-old boy has turned herself into police. she's charged with assault and endangering the welfare of a minor. security cameras recorded her arguing with this young boy at his dad's deli. this was in norwood back in august. police say she punched him in the face.
the boy says he was making faces at her. family members of yogi berra will help celebrate his life at a public memorial service later today from noon until 5:00 p.m. admission is free to the yogi berra museum and learning center at montclair state university. musical performers and special presenters will honor the hall of famer and world war ii veteran. young athletes and veterans are encouraged to wear their uniforms as a tribute to berra, who died last month at the age of 90. so many fond memories have been shared and will be shared again today. >> of course. after the break on "today in new york," we've got an update on hurricane joaquin. plus, the search for a cargo ship lost in stormy waters. and hillary clinton steals the show on the "snl" premiere. and we'll be keeping an eye on coastal flooding later this afternoon. also chilly temperatures overnight tonight into your monday morning. i'll tell you who will need to break out the jackets tomorrow
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we have also learned that mercer took his own life when cornered by police. people who knew the gunman are still in disbelief. >> he was quiet. he was a straight-a student. pretty much left everybody alone. nobody picked on him. he didn't pick on anybody. >> the grieving community still coming to grips with what happened. and for the first time, we're hearing from the mother of one of the shooting victims. she says her daughter, 16-year-old cheyenne fitzgerald, was shot in the back but survived by playing dead. >> she's having some tough times. healing is going to be slow. >> police say mercer had six guns with him during the shooting. eight more weapons were found in the home he shared with his mother. ian mercer, the father of the gunman, is speaking out about gun laws today, saying they need to change. he says he did not know about his son's cache of weapons. meanwhile, the pentagon opening an investigation into the deadly bombing of a doctors without borders facility in afghanistan. 19 people, at least, were
dozens more wounded at the hospital. officials say in a statement that u.s. air forces conducted an air strike in the vicinity of the building, targeting insurgents, who they say were firing on u.s. service members. the international health charity is now pulling out of the city. meanwhile, tens of thousands of people in china being forced out of their neighborhoods after a strong typhoon is moving in. it made landfall earlier today after leaving more than a dozen fishermen missing in the philippines. it's expected to dump at least 11 inches of rain, along with winds of about 112 miles an hour. so far, though, no reports of any injuries or damage. coast guard crews searching for a missing cargo ship have discovered a life ring. the ship lost power and began taking on water as hurricane joaquin battered the bahamas friday night. more than two dozen americans were part of its crew. search crews will continue the search for the ship later this morning. meanwhile, hurricane joaquin is now taking aim at bermuda.
where do we stand with that? >> right now it's a category 3 storm. hurricane warnings in effect for bermuda. conditions going downhill there. eventually, it's going to move out to sea. it's going to continue that northeasterly track. that's good news, away from the east coast and the northeast. we've got still our problems in terms of coastal flooding around here without joaquin influencing our weather. it's just been a coastal storm. we've been stuck between a tight pressure gradient. high pressure to the north and low pressure and a coastal front to the south. eventually that front is moving offshore and high pressure will build in. we'll see more sunshine as the next couple days go on. right now it's still cloudy out there. 53 degrees. you can see the camera bouncing around a bit because of those winds. coastal flooding warnings still in effect. expecting the strongest impacts to the south of new york city. that's where we're going to see that moderate coastal flooding. even new york city, you see all the counties shaded in green.
flooding as the day goes on. specific high tide times today. belmar, 1:11. sea bright, around 3:00 this afternoon. that's when you're going to be watching those high tide times. temperatures in the 40s. feels like 40s and 30s north and west of town. feels like 43 in sussex. 38 degrees in monticello. 45 is what it feels like in white plains. feels like 53 in central park. it's just the raw, windy combination. you can see the winds gusting up to 30-mile-an-hourings down the jersey shore. this will go on like this all day long. here's a look at storm tracker. nice and quiet. no rain to track. baseball weather later on today. not too bad. it'll be breezy and cool. maybe a few hints of sunshine by 3:10 for the nationals taking on the mets at citi field. 60ing did. that's a windy 60. that means you need the jackets if you're heading out to watch
the game, or doing anything outside for any period of time. around 10:00 this morning, trying to get some sunshine going in the hudson valley. otherwise lots of clouds from new york city south and east. that's a trend throughout the afternoon. windy, mostly cloudy. hoping for some sun in the hudson valley. around 7:00 tonight, looking quiet. maybe a few showers, some spotty drizzle possible along the coast. tomorrow morning, monday, 7:00 a.m., time to go back to work and school. it's a quiet commute. no weather problems here. we are expecting increasing sunshine throughout the day tomorrow. it's a little less breezy. everything improves gradually throughout the day today, tomorrow, and then eventually by tuesday we are in the clear. not today though. 61, still a transition day. windy and cool. temperatures well below average. overnight tonight, skies will clear, especially after midnight. still breezy but not quite as windy. as we look at the seven-day forecast, you can see tomorrow temperatures up a little higher. 64, still breezy. expecting more sun by the end of the day.
tuesday through thursday look fantastic. gorgeous autumn weather. you want to stay up to date with the news 4 new york app. tap the news 4 logo in the corner and scroll down and select the weather tab. you can see the latest forecast, interactive radar, and how to submit your own weather video. kerry and gus, over to you. thank you, all. thank you very much. it is so great to be here hosting the season premiere of "satur willday night live." >> for those of you who have been anxiously awaiting, "saturday night live" returned to nbc 4 last night. it didn't take long for cast members to begin to poke fun at politics. >> hillary clinton made an appearance. the democratic presidential candidate came face to face with her "snl" counterpart. >> what do you do for a living? >> first, i'm a grandmother. second, i am a human and trusted with this one green earth.
you're a politician. >> yes, yes. and how about you? >> well, me? i'm just an ordinary citizen who believes the keystone pipeline will destroy our environment. >> i agree with you there. it did take me a long time to decide that, but i am against it. >> and of course there was a donald trump skit. of course. the republican presidential candidate and his wife got a chance to show off their extremely humble gold home, as the skit put it. >> i'm surprised it's not platinum. it's a little more expensive. he's humble. coming up after the break, she's the star of a popular series documenting a chef's life.
she is a new york trained chef who returned to her roots to open a fine dining restaurant in rural north carolina, and her journey is document in the series "a chef's life." vivian howard joins us to talk about the series and her food philosophy. you're proof that you can go home. >> absolutely. >> but you had an interesting time here in new york that set you on this remarkable course. you come up here from north carolina and you're in the advertising game for a little bit. >> yes. >> then you said, to heck with this. "mad men" is overrated and i
>> if "mad men" had been popular then, it may have been different. i decided working at a desk wasn't for me. i waited tables first then became really inspired by what was going on in the kitchen and started working in the kitchen. >> this was when? >> in 2000. >> so do you think new york back then was a little more hospitable to up and coming chefs versus today in terms of, you know -- i hear it's harder for chefs to get launched in new york. >> it takes tremendous investment to get launched in new york with your own restaurant. i was like a peon peeling onions and chopping garlic. so i wasn't -- i didn't require much investment at the time. but that's certainly one of the reasons i moved home. there was much more opportunity there for me. the stakes aren't quite as high. >> when you're washing in new york, who were you with? what kind of food were you specializing in? >> the first restaurant i worked
in where i really learned southern food was a thing was called voyage. it's no longer open. i did an extended time at wd-50. i was on the opening team in the spice market. >> which is still doing very well. what kind of foods call to you? was it food from your youth, from the south, or was it twists on that? >> at the time, anything but the food from my youth. >> oh, you wanted to escape that. >> it was like nothing about the south was appealing to me. even when i moved back, i wanted to cook with things like lemongrass and turmeric. i was not interested in southern food at the time. >> take us through your show. it's a huge hit, now in its third season. we've seen a lot of cooking shows over the years, but you really like to tell a story. >> every episode is about an ingredient. we talk about that ingredient, about past and present, the person who grows it, traditional uses of it, and then i do something modern with it in our restaurant.
tv, to a certain degree, we see your kids there, you're married. how do you balance that with tv cameras in your face? >> i'm really used to the cameras. i know that sounds strange. >> not to me. but perhaps to others. >> and the people who make the show are like my family. so i'm not sure that what i do is balance it as much as deal with it. >> that's a very fair way to put it. people can probably relate to that. well, this week's episode, you mentioned to me as we went on the air, is going to deal with okra. we couldn't let you leave here without some cooking tips. i'm assuming e ing ing this is a little bloody mary. what's your twist on it? >> so this week's episode is about okra. that's something that we adore in the south. or some of us do anyway. one of the really popular things to do with okra is pickle it. people think that kind of suppresses its slime. i like to pickle okra and then
take the brine or the liquid that it sits in and make ice cubes with it. and put those ice cubes in my bloody mary. >> so when it's melting, it's not diluting it with water. >> and your last sip can end up being your best sip. >> that's nice with a bloody mary. >> if you don't have okra, you can always use cucumber pickles and their brine. >> what else do you put in it? >> i like some hot sauce. we put beef stock in our bloody mary mix. a lot of people like to salt the rim with some old bay or something. and we do bourbon bloody marys a lot. >> bourbon? is it still a bloody mary? >> well, i think the tomato part makes it a bloody mary. >> fair enough. everything is going well for you. the restaurant is going well. this has now become a destination for foodies. >> absolutely. >> people are flying in to this. just for a little perspective, how big is this town? >> it's about 20,000 people. it's an hour and a half from a major airport. >> okay.
>> so on any given night, we have people from minnesota, new york, california. it's very interesting. >> how big is it? obviously reservations required. how many people are you feeding? >> we have about 80 seats. >> and just as we were looking at the footage there of you putting your kids in the car, how do you get your kids to behave that well? forget the bloody mary recipe. what's the secret for that? >> bribery with sweets. >> all right. vivian howard, great to meet you. best of luck with the new series. appreciate your time. safe travels. we'll be right back with our seven-day forecast.
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