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a few upper 30s, even in northwest new jersey. walpac down to 39 degrees. get closer to the city, a little bit better but still cool. 53 in town. 54 down in long branch. some patchy clouds out there. a mix of clouds and sunshine today. still breezy, not as windy. 61 at noontime. forecasting a high of 66 degrees. even better weather news ahead. we'll get to that in a bit. how is the commute moving along? >> we have some roadwork that just popped up. harlem river drive taking up lanes at north 55th street. let's take a live look at the l.i.e. and grand central parkway where everything is running along very smooth. no problems there. we'll have more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> emily, thank you. there's a search in brooklyn for a woman missing in the rubble of that building that exploded. now investigators are trying to figure out how it happened. tracie strahan is in borough
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park with more. good morning. >> reporter: darlene, good morning to you. the woman who is believed to be missing here has not yet been identified, but we're learning more about the woman found here when the building exploded. he was 64 years old and live on the third floor. her name, ligia puello. she was from the dominican republic. residents describe her as incredibly kind. she was known for helping other families coming to this country find their way. >> she was very beautiful. she was very caring, loving. she would treat me and my mom and my family with open arms. >> i remember the times we spent. she used to take me to school. she changed my diapers. thank you very much. >> reporter: although this investigation is still very much under way, sources say authorities are looking at the possibility that the woman still missing here may have been
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involved in this in some sort of way. sources say she expressed thoughts of suicide on social media. early on, it was believed this blast was caused by a stove being disconnected. investigators and lawmakers are saying the investigation in this could take weeks, if not months, and finding a cause could take longer than that. back to you. >> all right. tracie, thank you. 5:02. new this morning, the nyu student being held by north korea should be released, we're hearing, at any minute. we saw joo won-moon last month. that's when the north finally let him speak with reporters. they're arguing he entered their country illegally. he lives in new jersey with his family, but he may not be able to go home any time soon. south korea planning to investigate whether he did break any laws by going north. happening now, south carolina officials are warning residents to stay off the roads and to stay inside. at least two feet of rain has fallen in the state, causing flash flooding that has swept
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governor nick kki hailey called it a thousand-year flood. at least six storm-related deaths have been reported. searchers have found possible debris from an american cargo ship that vanished during hurricane joaquin. coast guard said they spotted containers, an oil sheen, and other debris in the bermuda triangle. the cargo ship lost power and took on water when it traveled in the path of hurricane joaquin. 33 people were on board, mostly americans. the ship's second mate sent an e-mail to her mother just before the storm. >> there is a hurricane out here, and we are heading straight into it. wednesday are super bad and seas are not great. love to everyone. >> rescue planes have searched about 4,000 square miles of ocean looking for the ship. coast guard crews will resume that massive search at first light today.
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turned into a dramatic real-life rescue for coast guard crews on the jersey shore. a helicopter on a training flight happened to see a jet ski in the water, but nobody was on board. a while later, they spotted the rider actually in the water in the rough surf and drifting close to a jetty. coast guard video showing one of the rescuers pulling that man out of the ocean, lifting him to the beach. no word just yet on the jet skier's condition. >> he was lucky they were able to get to him. >> absolutely. it's always amazing to me. i know the surfers and jet skiers love the waves, but they're so dangerous. >> absolutely. and you have to be careful. it's hard to get back on a jet ski when you fall off. forget about in water like this. chris, i know you've been watching this situation, these rough waters and the weather. >> this is why we tell people to stay out -- i know surfers love it. you're putting yourself at a great risk.
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then the people trying to rescue you too. this is the rain still left across south carolina. you can see it's still spinning around this area of low pressure further to the south. they've got one more day of rain to get through there. incredible. we're talking one to two feet of rain over the last couple days in that area. for us, it's a much quieter picture. joaquin stayed out to sea. we have a few clouds drifting up from the south and east this morning. we'll see a fair amount of cloud cover, especially early on today. temperatures starting out pretty chilly. 40s and 30s. clouds mixing with sunshine. it's a cool breeze. temperatures this afternoon should find their way back into the middle 60s. seven-day forecast coming up. here's emily west right now. >> i think you're going to like your ride if you're taking commuter rails this morning. not going to find any delays. everything is running on schedule. let's look at the staten island expressway near bradley avenue this morning. no delays there. not dealing with the construction this morning. everything is moving along just
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fine. also, b-16, this bus will be detoured. everything else is moving along okay. alternate side is suspended. you do have to feed the meters. more weather and traffic coming up. right now police are trying to figure out what happened to a doctor found dead in the doorway of a manhattan building. katherine creag is in chelsea, where police are still on the scene this morning. >> reporter: you can see a crime scene investigation van right here. alsos au, police officers on the other side of that vehicle. i just talked with a sergeant a short time ago who said friends of the victim, some of who were with her hours before she was found here, have been questioned and release. no one has been arrested, but investigators are still trying to piece together what happened to the victim. they've interviewed residents, passersby as well. the victim didn't li here, but she was found in the doorway lying on the ground.
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kiersten cerveny, a 38-year-old dermatologist was found unconscious yesterday morning around 8:30. she was pronounced dead at a hospital. there are reports she was married and a mother to two young children. here on west 16th street, this has been very shocking for so many people. >> someone had told us that it had ended up being that this woman had died here. it was just very shocking to all of us. >> reporter: and investigators have been showing is a photo of the victim to people who live around here. there is an autopsy scheduled for later today. back to you, kerry. >> keep us posted, kat. thank you. the bronx mother accused of tossing her newborn out of a window is expected back in court today. jennifer berry is being held without bail on murder charges. prosecutors say she gave birth to her daughter last monday then tossed the child out of a seventh floor window. they say she hid her pregnancy
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police are looking for this man. he's wanted in connection to a murder of a woman in the bronx. if you've seen this man, you're asking to contact police. happening today, new york attorney general eric schneider man expected to announce a crackdown on distributors of synthetic marijuana and designer drugs. a press conference is planned for a little later this morning in the bronx. these drugs, also known as k-2 and spice, are very popular among young people, but they have potentially deadly side effects. topping this morning's money report, american apparel is trying not to lose its shirt. the edgy clothing store chain filed for bankruptcy protection this morning. so far, there are no new layoffs or store closings. american apparel is trying to turn around sagging sales. it's also involved in a legal battle with its founder. and a new report out this morning shows some banking fes are hitting record highs. the annual survey by
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out of network atm fee is $4.52 per transaction. that's up 21% over the past five years. the fee includes charges from both the atm operator and the consumer's bank. meanwhile w the average overdraft fee has also set a any record high at $33.07. i've always been one of those people who goes to the nearest atm. it could be like the gas station atm. but you get the charge from the machine and from your bank. >> do you remember when it used to be dollar and they're like, do you want to accept this fee or not? now it's $3.50. it's awful. oh, my goodness. straight ahead, how nasa is turning to the navy to try and prepare for a very bold mission. plus, this morning growing outrage over a u.s. air strike that hit a hospital. what the president is saying about it. and of course your weather and traffic on the 4s.
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it is 5:12. here are four things to know this morning. police are investigating the death of a doctor found in the doorway of a building in chelsea. dr. kiersten cerveny lived on long island. katherine creag will have the latest on the investigation ahead in 15 minutes. >> also, the south korean news agency says that the nyu student detained in north korea is now free. joo won-moon has been held there since april when north korea said he entered the country illegally. according to "the new york times," volkswagen began installing software that could cheat on emissions tests as far back as 2008. that revelation comes with a wednesday deadline looming for volkswagen. and a state of emergency in effect for south carolina where record rainfall has left entire neighborhoods under water. people are being told to stay in their homes after some areas saw
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as much as two feet of rain. that's crazy. >> it really is. all right. 5:13. a check on the weather around here. chris, good morning. >> good morning, guys. much quieter here. we're rid of the rain. still a little breeze out there throughout the day today. not the strong winds, the damaging winds we had in parts of the area over the weekend. it's breezy and cool. forecasting a high of about 66 degrees. just a little below the normal high of 68. getting closer to normal again. the temperatures will be continuing to recover. school day forecast for today. the bus stop, starting out in the 40s in the suburbs, 50s in the city. a mix of clouds and sunshine at recess. more sun later in the afternoon. still breezy. about 66 at dismissal time. anything after school should be cool and comfortable with temperatures generally in the low and mid-60s. right now we're starting out in the 40s. it's 45 up in reading. 53 in the park. same number in farmingdale. there are your 40s north and
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west. even a few upper 30s. here's that string of moisture. again, continuing to funnel into south carolina. the pattern is blocked. where this area of rain has been aimed at is the same location for about 48 hours now. there's tropical moisture involved in this. that's why they're seeing that unprecedented type of rainfall. joaquin continues to drift towards the north and east now. north of bermuda, moving away. we just have some clouds spinning in our direction. i think we'll poke some holes in the cloud cover. future tracker shows that. you can see this afternoon, more clouds south and east. more sun from the city. the city is right on the cub. sp. this evening looks to be clear to partly cloudy. tomorrow, we're bathed in sunshine. right through 2:00 in the afternoon. temperatures getting close to if not above 70. a few more clouds get in the mix on wednesday. still another nice day with temperatures into the 70s. a front will drop on through and
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for today, a mix of clouds and sun, especially in the afternoon. best chance for seeing more sun, north and west. 66 and breezy. tonight we're looking at a clear to partly cloudy sky. 52 in the city. a look ahead, even warmer. 74 for wednesday. thursday we knock the temperature down to the upper 60s. still very nice for this time of year. friday, a cold front approaches from the west with a few showers. temperatures back in the 60s. if timing works out, that front is east of us by the weekend. that means back to sunshine and nice weather. 66 today. low 70s tuesday and wednesday. upper 60s thursday. all dry days. there's the rain threat friday. saturday and sunday looking good. sun and clouds, mid and upper 60s. let's see how good the commute is looking. >> oversaw, things are light and quiet. first, a crash on the deegan southbound by yankees stadium. the center lane is blocked. that's exit 6. you can see the delays are beginning to build southbound back toward the cross bronx.
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river drive northbound near 155th street. that's taking up the right lane. let's look at your river crossings. the lincoln is moving along just fine. no delays around the helix. even the george is light and quiet. the holland looks nice as well. a live check of the belt parkway by jfk. again,xt moving along without any delays. still a little early for any problems or much volume. commuter checklist, everything is running on schedule. not going to find any delays there. and alternate side is onspended. do have to pay the meters. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. this morning, the organization doctors without borders is demanding an investigation into a u.s. air strike. it hit a hospital in afghanistan. nbc's tracie potts is in washington with what we know. seems like there are different stories as to what happened, tracie. >> reporter: well, and not a lot of clear answers right now let's be clear. doctors without borders wants an independent information, not
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just dod. they want someone outside of the united states to take is a look at what happened here. they're also rejecting what at least one afghan commander and the defense ministry there are saying, that the taliban, their fighters were inside that hospital firing at coalition forces. absolutely not the case according to doctors without borders. we're also hearing from defense secretary ash carter saying, yes, it's a complicated situation on the ground still with fighting going on. but they hope to get the facts. some of the early facts were not true. he says obviously there was damage, and obviously there were casualties at the hospital. he confirmed there was a u.s. operation going on in isnduz in that area.ighe said that the american forces were being fired on. but did the u.s. fire back, and did that land at the hospital? that link, he says, has not yet been made. the united nations' human rights
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this, saying thi is a possible war crime, firing on that hospital, where 22 people, 12 staff members and 10 patients, were killed. back to you. >> all right, tracie potts. thank you very much. 5:18. in syria,lye're hearing another ancient treasure was destroyed by isis. it's the roman era arch of triumph. that opened into the city of palmyra. isthis has controlled that area since may. back in august, they reduced two anll ncient temples to rubble. all of these were considered prime examples o greco roman architecture with persian influences nasa getting pointers for deep space travel from those who travel to the deepest parts of the ocean. scientists say that both astronauts and submariners face many of the same challenges. both of them are isolated for very long stretches of time, and
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and they live in remote and uninhabitable environments. it makes sense, doesn't it? kind of cool. just learning more and more every day. >> it's a learning experience here. big outside world. >> ip's true. still to come, see hillary clinton take on the role of an advice-dishing bartender. and some video that you have got to see this morning. if you haven't seen it already. a little dog. i promise we'll get to it, maybe. this is fascinating video, though. i could look at this all day. >> they're going to want to come
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welcome back. 53 degrees out. it is 5:23 on a monday morning. "saturday night live" took aim at the presidential race with one candidate making a surprise appearance. >>he i have a 1-year-old granddaughter. she called me madam president. >> i never would have guessed. you give off such a young, cool vibe.
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you must work in brooklyn. >> yes! somewhere in there, yes. >> mrs. clinton, so sorry to interrupt. i just want to -- >> look at that. the real hilla ry clinton played val the bartender opposite kate mckinnon's hillary. meanwhile, the show started with a spoof of donald trump and his wife. that was also really funny. miley cyrus was the host and musical guest. she became visibly emotional during her performance of "the twinkle song." look at that. a lot of moments there. ne in this weekend. amy schumer hosts "saturday night live." the m slbical gst is the weeknd. chris, do you run around singing "i can't foel my face" by the weekend? >> after he's been to the dentist. >> exactly. >> sometimes i don't want to ha arve a face, as a matter of fact. but that's another song. but the show was good. the season got off to a good start. a little bill clinton appearance. >> that was funny.
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>> looking forward to next week. finally we have somelg td weather coming our way after what was a lousy weekend around here. yes, we did miss out on joaquin, thank gosh for that. meantime, we were dealing with rain and wind. that's all gone. temperatures climb back to the micad-60s this afternoon with a mix of clouds and sunshine.ryit's breezy still. just not as windy. tonight, mainly clear skies. 52 should do it in the city. 40s in the suburbs. quiet for the balance of this week. next chance of rain maybe not until friday >>cell ofght. thank you. >> we'll get a few slowdowns this morning, especially through queens. the l.i.e. at grand central parkway, you can see that westbound ride coming towards us. it grareay heavy because there's an accident up ahead near wood haven boulevard. i'll show you more of that coming up at 5:30. if you're taking rails tbis morning, everything looks great. on schedule there. >> very good. thank you. ls that video we were taoulking about, let's get to it. two bears in southern california picking the wrong house to mexplore. so here eventually will come jewels.
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home security camera catching this 20-pound french bulldog if arging down rethe porch to defend its turf. there were two bears that wandered on to the property. there we go. this is on friday. being outnumbered and twrieighed by probably more than 100 pounds did not deter thisenittlite guy. he quickly went to work after the bears andyscaredy.oth of them off the property. i mean, they gave her a little bit of grief. i do t know in it's her or him.e ing ing it's a woman because she's brave. nice screen doors though. i like the glass panes. very nice. just ahead, a training mission turns into the real thing. watch as the coast guard is pressed into action in new jersey. plus, it may remind you of ub in. the new ticket strategy that disney is testing out.
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live in chelsea where even more cr bime scene investigators have showed up. this is where a doctor was found dead. that's coming up. if you're about to head out the door, take us with you. keep watching "today in new york." download the news 4 new york app oniyour mobile device.
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right now, a doctor found dead. police trying to piece together what happened in the hours before her death. also, searching for clueses in the rubble. this morning the possibility that a building explosion in brooklyn was not an accident. and devastation down south. this morning entire communities are under water. and the water still rising. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everyone. it's monday morning. it is october 5th. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> and i'm kerry barrett. michael is off today. he'll be back tomorrow. >> he will. storm team 4's chris cimino here with the forecast. >> good morning. a much brighter start to the workweek coming our way. in fact, as we get to the middle of this week, really nice weather heading our way. temperatures this morning still kind of chilly. upper 40s close by. woodland park, 48. the city itself at 53 right now. 40s through the hudson valley, interior connecticut. low 50s down the jersey shore.
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i think we'll see more clouds early, then we get into some breaks of sunshine. still breezy, just not as windy. starting out in the 40s and low 50s. 60s by noon, forecasting a high of 66 degrees. emily west here in for lauren this morning. how's the commute? >> the deegan is closed. overturned vehicle reported there. that's southbound between exit 5 down to yankee stadium. let's take a live look near the alexander hamilton bridge. traffic is not moving. that is the southbound right heading into the crash near yankee stadium. right now everything is closed going that way. also, we have an accident in queens on the l.i.e. westbound near wood haven boulevard. that takes up a lane. more weather and traffic coming up. >> thank you very much. right now a mystery in chelsea. a doctor found dead in the doorway of a building. police today hope the medical examiner can provide clues as to what happened to her. katherine creag is in chelsea
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with more. good morning. >> reporter: darlene, good morning to you. you can see all of these police vehicles around us. in fact, just minutes ago more crime scene investigators showed up here. this is the building that those officers are guarding. 223 west 16th street. a sergeant told me that some of the friends of the victim, some of whom were with her hours before she was found her, have been questioned and released. no one has been arrested as of yet. investigators are still trying to piece together what happened to the victim. they've interviewed residents here, passersby as well. the victim did not live here, but she was found in the doorway, lying on the ground. it looked like she had been strangled. kiersten cerveny, a 38-year-old dermatologist, was found unconscious yesterday morning 8:30. she was pronounced dead at a hospital. here on west 16th street, so many people have been shocked by this. >> a lot of what people have been asking is what normally goes on around that time. i just say the same thing. just people walking dogs and a
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few joggers. >> reporter: and investigators showed a photo of the victim to neighbor, trying to determine if anyone had seen her ever in this neighborhood before. darlene, there are reports she was married and a mother to two young children. what we know from the nypd, there's an autopsy scheduled for later today. back to you. >> okay, katherine. thank you. happening now, it is being called a thousand-year flood. more than two feet of rain falling now in south carolina, turning parking lots and roads into lakes and rivers. officials are also warning residents not to just stay off the roads but to stay in their homes as well. it's because of scenes like this one. this is a pickup truck being swept away. near columbia, south carolina, a road crumbled under rushing flood waters. the governor there says this flooding is unprecedented. >> if you are in your house, stay in your house. this is not something to be out taking pictures of. this is not something that you want your kids playing in.
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>> forecasters say the skies may not clear until sometime tomorrow. 5:33 right now. a training drill turned into a real-life rescue for coast guard crews in new jersey. a helicopter was on a training flight where crews saw a jet sea in the water with no one on board. the jet ski rider was nearby struggling in the rough surf and drifting dangerously close to the rocks. coast guard video shows a rescuer pulling him to safety on the beach. >> they do love that rough water. >> but they can overtake you easily. >> it's hard to get back on. >> big-time danger. it was a rough, rough surf over the last few days. it's slowly going to calm down around here. joaquin continues to move away. that's good news. here's the system in south carolina. notice nothing is really moving north, south, west, or east. that's the problem. the rain continues to funnel in towards south carolina, circulating around this system
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that's pretty much stationary off the east coast of georgia. but gradually this thing will start to move as joaquin starts to move towards the north and east. for us, just dealing with a few clouds out here this morning. clouds will mix with sunshine as we break our way through the day today. starting out on the chilly side. 40s in a lot of the suburbs. distant northwest suburbs, you're in the 30s. clouds and then sunshine mixing in. not as windy today. certainly looking at temperatures bouncing back nicely. should get to the mid-60s this amp. looking at 70 or better the next couple days ahead. that in a bit. details on the commute right now. >> the major degan is closed. an overturned vehicle reported southbound around yankee stadium. so between exit 5 to 6. just trying to upright that, get it out of the way. the backup stretches back past the cross bronx. we have emergency roadwork as well on highland river drive. that's right at 155th street. everything is on schedule for your commuter rails.
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the b-16, going to find that detoured with the buses. everything else looks okay. alternate side is suspended. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. 5:35 right now. new this morning, nyu student joo won-moon appears to be out of north korea. south korea reported the 21-year-old is now in the south. just a couple weeks ago, joo spoke to reporters. that's when he admitted to entering the north illegally. south korea hopes today's release is a signal of improving relations with its northern neighbor. right now there's a search in brooklyn for a woman missing in the rubble of a building that exploded. now investigators are trying to figure out how it happened. tracie strahan is in borough park with the latest. >> reporter: crews are finally starting to remove some of the debris at the bottom of the building, but let's show you the activity going on at the top. the ladders are still extended. firefighters looking for that missing woman who is believed to have lived on the second floor
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of the building. investigators are also probing if she was possibly connected to what happened. we do know the identity of a woman who died in the blast on saturday. 64-year-old ligia puello live the on the third floor of the building. she was killed when the building exploded. sources close to this investigation are telling news 4 that the woman that remains missing is in her 40s. she's believed to have been on the second floor. the blast may have been through something that she was experiencing. via social media, authorities say she expressed thoughts of suicide. there's a possibility that that played a role in the gas explosion. that's something that's being explored. >> what was heard, that a stove was being removed. we don't know if that caused this incident. >> it's going to take weeks, if not months, until we find out what happened. we do know there was a gas explosion. >> reporter: as we bring you back live here, another look at
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the around-the-clock activity happening here on 13th avenue. 49 residents have been displaced from five different buildings in this area, not just the one that exploded. there was a father and son that were injured as a result of this as well, kerry. they are expected to make a recovery. >> tracie, thank you. the bronx mother accused of tossing her newborn out of a window is expected back in court today. jennifer berry is being held without bail on murder charges. prosecutors say she gave birth to her daughter last monday then tossed the child out of a seventh floor window. they say she hid that pregnancy from her boyfriend. happening right now, police releasing this photo of a man they'd like to talk to about the murder of a woman in the bronx. yesterday officers discovered a woman that was shot in the head in the passenger seat of an suv. she died there. if you've seen this man, please contact authorities. this morning, college campuses in philadelphia are on alert because of an online threat.
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the fbi issued the warning after a post was found on social media. it threatened violence for philadelphia area colleges at 1:00 this afternoon. but no specific college or university was identified in the posting. some schools are adding extra security with police making extra patrols. and we're learning more details about last week's shooting rampage at a community college in oregon. prayers for the nine people killed and the survivors were held during church services in roseburg. randy scroggins is the pastor. his daughter lacy was in the classroom. she was among those spared by the gunman. christopher harper mercer. following the service, lacy's father detailed more of what happened. >> he called for another young man to come up front and said, you're the lucky one, you're going to live today. everything that you need to know about me and what i'm doing is in my backpack. >> the gunman's father says he has no idea how his son got ahold of 14 weapons.
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reopen today, but classes will not start for another week. it is 5:39. today in the race for president, hillary clinton will propose tough new gun controls in the wake of the oregon shooting. she would like to end what's called the gun show loophole. that's where background checks are not required on gun buyers at gun shows. clinton says she would change that by executive order if the congress fails to act. clinton may talk about gun control on the "today" show a little later this morning beginning at 7:00. turning now to the gop. donald trump's lead is shrinking in two very important states. that is according to the latest nbc news/"wall street journal" poll. in new hampshire, trump's edge over carly fiorina is just five points, and he's also down to a five-point lead over dr. ben carson in iowa. those are the two really key early decision states. trump's support many those states remains at about 20%. today, the supreme court returns for a new term.
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the justices will soon get to work on two important issues, abortion and affirmative action. they'll decide how far texas can go with new medical restrictions on abortion clinics. also, how far the university of texas can go to admit students who bring diversity to the campus. in other news, visiting mickey and all the gang may soon be a little easier on the wallet if you go during the slower times. "the wall street journal" reports disney is considering demand-based ticket pricing at its u.s. theme parks. the tickets could cost less on off days, or there could be other amenities included, like free photos, free parking. this week disney is expected to survey past visitors to see how they feel about ticket pricing options. it's so expensive to go to a theme park. >> out of control. >> family of four, family of five. whatever it is. anything helps. >> you have the hotel, the food, all the other stuff. it adds up. still to come, why new york's attorney general has a
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fans. plus, get your wallet out. holiday travel? >> it's that time, isn't it? oh, my gosh. and after some rainy, windy days, things are finally looking up. it's 53 degrees out there right now. straight ahead.
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welcome back. 5:44. it's monday morning. feeling a little chilly out there. it was a beautiful day here though yesterday. >> finally. >> with all the rough weather, some of us were lucky enough to have a nice day. >> started out gray. sun come out in the afternoon. tomorrow and wednesday, really a couple very nice days heading our way. maybe even 70 or better. we're not done yet with the really nice weather. 52 right now. partly cloudy sky to mostly cloudy. we are talking about improving conditions around here. pleasantly cool fall day today. beautiful weather tomorrow and wednesday. sunshine and temperatures between 70 and 75. that's perfect. showers, next chance for them, sometime. we look at temperatures across
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generally in the low 50s. jfk is 54. north and west, low 40s. embedded in here, a few upper 30s. chilly stuff out there. you need the heavier jacket early this morning. we've been talking about south carolina. you see that moisture continues to flow in there. not quite as bad as the last couple days. really just adding insult to injury. another day of rain heading their way. they've seen anywhere from one to two feet of rain through a good portion of the state. meantime, joaquin continues to move towards the north and east and away from bermuda. we've got some clouds. you see some breaks in the cloud cover. these are high to midlevel clouds for the most part. we'll get some sunshine in here mixed with clouds through the course of the afternoon. a cool breeze. 66 the expected high this afternoon. tomorrow, lots of sunshine from sun up to sun down. beautiful afternoon. temperatures warming into the
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we move forward into wednesday. 74. not tooo shabby. we lose a few degrees thursday with sunshine and a few clouds. nice weather for wednesday and thursday before it gets a little unsettled on friday. here comes a cold front with a few showers. friday night may be damp, but if everything works out, this front kicks east of the area just in time for the upcoming weekend. some nice warmer weather heading our way again. 66 for today. low 70s tuesday and wednesday. a little cooler on thursday at 68. mid and upper 60s for the weekend with clouds and sunshine. emily west in for lauren this morning. what's the latest? >> better now on the major deegan. we had an overturned vehicle. it has cleared. everything is reopened, but you're still going to find delays. this was right near yankees stadium.
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near 155th street, roadwork. l.i.e. westbound near wood haven boulevard, a lane is taken up with this accident. looks like the delays aren't as bad as they were. still slowing back toward the grand central parkway. in new jersey on route 1, that is dealing with a vehicle fire. that's taking up a lane here northbound at old post road. a picture of route 1. let's take a live look at that. you can see it is very slow trying to get around. with a vehicle fire, a lot of people slowing down extra just to take a look and see what's going on this morning. commuter checklist, everything is on schedule. not a bad go there. alternate side is suspended today. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> all right, emily. thank you. happening now, the family of a man killed in a hit-and-run in flushing is opening up today about his death. mariano contreras was hit as he walked home from the diner where he worked. police say he was jaywalking
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when an suv hit him and kept going. it happened yesterday morning. his family members are devastated. >> they told me that he died the moment that he got hit by the car. he was one of my best friends. >> police are looking for the driver, but so far have made no arrests. happening today, jets defensive lineman sheldon richardson due back in a missouri court. he's accused of five misdemeanors stemming from an apparent street race many july. police say he was driving his bentley at speeds of up to 143 miles per hour. one of the passengers was allegedly a 12-year-old relative. in an unrelated matter, richardson just completed a four-game suspension for abuse policy. he is expected to rejoin the team. meanwhile, the rest of the jets were in london to take on the dolphins. just before the half, eric decker gets a touchdown pass from ryan fitzpatrick.
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yards and a touchdown in the game. the jets win it 27-4. they're now 3-1 and have the week off. as for the giants, they were up in buffalo. in the fourth quarter, eli manning throwing the short pass right there to jennings, who goes on to do all the work. look at this run. this is amazing. three people he makes miss on his way to this 51-yard touchdown. that put the game away as the giants beat buffalo 24-10. both the mets and yankees are playing postseason baseball. new york's attorney general has a warning for fans to be on the lookout for ticket scams. buy directly from the team sites when you can. avoid paying for tickets in cash or wire transfer. he also says if the price seems too good to be true, it probably is. and those guys outside the stadium, be careful if you buy from them. not recommended. >> not the best option. all right. let's move on to travel right now.
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holidays, now is the best time to book your airfare. according to a survey by orbitz, the lowest price for thanksgiving air travel, you can find that tomorrow. the best bargains for the other holidays also this week. experts say the best day to book for christmas is friday. for new year's eve, it is saturday. so tuesday, friday, saturday. >> plans all made. >> 5:50 right now. the story of an astronaut left for dead on the red planet topped the weekend box office. >> begin abort procedure. >> let's wait it out. >> prep emergency departure. >> "the martian" debuted at number one, earning $55 million. matt damon stars as ans a that naught left behind by his crew. "hotel transylvania 2" came in second place >> i guess there was a number one. i never saw it. >> i mess everything. >> me too. it's 5:51. still ahead, a piece of television history that's
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welcome back. 5:44, it's monday morning. it is a crisp fall morning. >> indeed it is. >> sweater weather, you say. >> heavier jackets in some of the suburbs. in the city, we're starting out in the low 50s. it will be another breezy day. we're slowly stepping away from that really ugly weather we had over the last several days. 66 this afternoon with clouds mixing with sunshine. then tonight, clear skies. still chilly. low 50s in the city. 40s in most suburbs. we see 70 if not better for the middle of this week. we'll talk more about that coming up in the 6:00 hour. >> emily? >> a couple train delays on the canarsie bound trains. also, for the long island railroad riders this morning on the port jeff branch. expect delays for your morning commute. more details on that coming up. >> see you in a bit. >> thank you.
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underwater video capturing a rare sighting in california. a marine biologist went swimming with a whale shark. this is right off the san diego shore. she says this shark hung around for about an hour. and they're huge. these things can grow as big as 60 feet. it's very rare to see them in this part of the world. they typically swim in warmer tropical waters. emily says they're harmless. >> so go for it next time you see one. >> i can just imagine me in my little scuba mask coming face to face with that thing. all right. 5:56 right now. just in time for comic-con, you can see the caped crusader's crime-fighting ride. one of three batmobiles custom made for the '60s batman tv series arrives in the city today. check it out at the new york
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exhibit called superheros in gotham. it looks at new york's role in comics. that opens on friday. >> very cool. next at 6:00, a new jersey resident, the newest nobel prize winner. we'll share the announcement that was made just a few moments ago. plus, better have some extra cash the next time you hit the atm. we have details on some record-setting bank fees. >> ridiculous. and if you're about to head out the door, take us with you. keep watching. download the news 4 new york app on your mobile device. we're back in two minutes.
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now at 6:00, searching in the rubble for answers. here are live pictures from brooklyn, where a woman is still missing following that building explosion. and a state of emergency in south carolina. hundreds rescued as record-breaking flooding washes away bridges and roads.
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the atm is costing you more these days. "today in new york" starts now. keyword paying and paying a visit. good morning, everyone. it's monday morning, october 5th. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm kerry barrett in for michael today. >> chris cimino has the forecast. >> good morning. some chilly temperatures this morning. generally 40 to 45 through a good portion of the hudson valley. same thing in the northern half of new jersey. low 50s down the shore. patchy clouds throughout the day. sunshine in the mix too. it's a breezy day, just not as windy as it's been. we start out in the 40s and low 50s. forecasting a high today of 66 degrees. a little after 6:00 a.m. if you're here's the commute. >> the l.i.e. accident at wood haven boulevard, but there's
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another one in queens. the van wyck, you can see a little backup with that. for new jersey commuters, still this vehicle fire on route 1 northbound around old post road. we'll have more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. 6:00 a.m. right now. crews are digging through the debris of that massive gas explosion in boar rog park, brooklyn. a woman is still missing. investigators are working to determine if she played a role in the blast. tracie strahan is there with more. >> reporter: good morning. as the digging begins here on 13th avenue, it's really a wonder that anyone survived this blast. take a look at the scene here. fire marshals are on duty. they're learning more about the woman that first responders discovered after this building exploded. her name, 64-year-old ligia puello. she was a native of the dominican republic. she lived on the third floor and was killed saturday when the building exploded.
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residents in this this neighborhood describe her as incredibly kind. she was known for helping other families coming into this country. >> she was very caring, loving. she could treat my mom and my family with open arms. >> i remember the times we spent. she used to take me to school. she changed my diapers. thank you very much for opening those doors to my family so i could have been born. >> the investigation into what happened here saturday is still under way. authorities are probe the possibility that a woman still missing may have been involved in some sort of way. sources say she expressed suicidal thoughts on social media. as we bring you back live now, early on you'll remember the initial cause was thought to be a stove that was disconnected. darlene and kerry, they're saying it could take weeks to figure out what may have caused things here. >> all right, tracie.
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thank you. an autopsy today may provide some answers in a mysterious death in manhattan. police say that a long island doctor was found unconscious in the vestibule of an apartment building in chelsea. 38-year-old kiersten cerveny was declared dead at a hospital. katherine creag will have the latest on the investigation into her death at 6:30. happening now, south carolina officials are warning residents stay off the roads, stay inside, as a matter of fact. at least two feet of rain has fallen in the state, causing flash flooding that swept away cars and washed out roads. forecasters say the skies may not clear until tomorrow. governor nikki haley says the flooding is unprecedented. >> we're at a thousand-year level in rain in parts of the low country. what does that mean? we haven't seen this level of rain in the low country in a thousand year. that's how big this is.
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deaths have been reported. the "today" show is following the overnight developments on the state of emergency in south carolina. they'll have live team coverage ahead. a new jersey researcher the newest winner of the nobel prize for medicine. he's dr. william campbell. he teaches at drew university. he's cited for developing a new treatment for roundworm parasites. there was also a winner from china who worked on treating malaria. very cool. and congrats. >> most definitely. congratulations. >> 6:04 right now. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. >> darlene, we missed out again? >> i know. i think my submission was late. >> is that what it was? i didn't put a stamp on mine. >> next year. >> we have a shot. >> always next year. in the meantime, we always have another shot at a forecast. today's looks like it will get better. we start out with clouds and chilly temperatures. in the city we're in the low 50s. clouds early.
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we get some breaks of sunshine as we go through the day. a cool breeze much of the day with temperatures getting back into the middle 60s. your commuter forecast, a lot of clouds. temperature about 53 degrees in the city. for the evening commute, it should be nice and dry. just a partly cloudy to clear sky. a temperature of 64 degrees. a couple warmer days ahead. we'll talk about that in a bit. here's emily. >> delays on the l trains this morning. you'll find eighth avenue bound trains terminated at bedford avenue. also problems with the lirr this morning. there's a broken rail east of cold spring harbor. that will put delays on the port jefferson branch this morning. we definitely will keep you updated with that this morning. everything else is okay with the exception of lirr on the port jefferson branch. with the buses, the b-16, you are going to find that detoured. alternate side is suspended. more weather and traffic coming up. >> thank you very much.
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korean government says an nyu student held by north korea is now free. they report joo won-moon was handed over at the border. we saw joo last month speaking to reporters. he talked about wanting to go home to his family in new jersey. and he admitted entering the north illegally. now south korea will investigate whether joo broke any laws by crossing the border. it's 6:06. the pentagon promising a full investigation into the apparent u.s. bombing of a hospital in afghanistan. that facility was run by doctors without borders. it was in kunduz. they say 22 people died. that area is the scene of very fierce fighting with the taliban. president obama is offering his condolences, but the doctors without borders group would like an independent investigation. now moving to syria. there's word isis destroyed another ancient wonder in palmyra. reports say the 2,000-year-old arch of triumph was pulverized. back in august, militants blew up two ancient temples in that
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city. palmyra is a unesco world heritage site. there's a new development in the search for an american cargo ship that disappeared during hurricane joaquin. coast guard crews have found possible debris. teams searching near the bermuda triangle say they found a large debris field. we're told they spotted wood, containers, life rings, and an oil sheen not far from the last known position of the ship. the cargo ship lost power and took on water when it traveled into the path of the hurricane on thursday. 33 people were on board, mostly americans. the ship's second mate sent an e-mail to her mother just before the storm. >> there is a hurricane out here, and we are heading straight into it. winds are super bad and seas are not great. love to everyone. >> coast guard crews plan to return to the site of the debris field this morning.
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rescue planes have already searched about 4,000 square miles of ocean looking for the ship. it is 6:07. in this morning's cnbc money report, bank fees are hitting new record highs. great news. cnbc's landon dowdy joining us with those details and more. good morning. >> yes, the bearer of good news. good monday morning. a new report by bankrate.com shows atm and overdraft fees are at record highs. the average out of network atm fee is $ 4.52. that's up 21% in the fast five years. the average overdraft fee is $33, up 9% since 2010. only 37% of all noninterest checking accounts are completely free. bank rate says most of these fees are avoidable if you shop around for the right bank or credit union. and disney may switch to demand-based ticket pricing for its u.s. theme parks. "the wall street journal" says that means tickets will cost less on slower days and could
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include extra benefits such as free parking and family photos. they would cost more and include more restrictions on peak days such as holidays. disney has offered variable pricing at disney land paris since last year. back over to you. >> landon, thank you. 6:08 right now. coming up next, hillary clinton's "saturday night live" appearance. see what she did when faced with her comedic doppelganger. plus, your weather and traffic on the 4s straight ahead. 53 degrees.
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6:12 right now. 53 degrees.
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here are four things to know this morning. right mow now crews are digging through debris at the site of a weekend building explosion. investigators are working to determine if the missing woman played a role in the blast. today the supreme court is back in session. this year abortion and affirmative action before the justices. they'll decide how far texas can go with new medical restrictions on abortion clinics and also how far the university of texas can go to admit students who bring diversity to campus. >> "the new york times" reports that volkswagen began installing software that could cheat on emissions tests as far back as 2008. that revelation comes with a wednesday deadline looming for volkswagen to present a plan to fix cars in its home country of germany. and a state of emergency in effect in south carolina where record flooding has left entire neighborhoods under water. hundreds have been rescued from the rising waters. there is a dawn to dusk curfew still in effect. officials are warning people would be without drinking water
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they're saying now at least six weather-related deaths in south carolina. >> a state of emergency indeed. well, time for weather and traffic on the 4s. chris, we are very grateful that we're not dealing with such severe circumstances here in this area. >> indeed. and that wasn't even joaquin. that's another system that affected south carolina. it's still impacting that area. for us, joaquin continues to move far out to sea. that's good news. our system starts to move to the east. the wind, while still breezy today, eases up a little bit. it's pleasantly cool today. beautiful weather settling in for tomorrow and wednesday. we're talking sunshine and temperatures between 70 and 75. showers arrive here again on friday. we're low 40s across northwest new jersey. high point, 42. oakland, new jersey, coming in at 46. city has been holding in the low 50s. about 53. same thing across most of long island and along the jersey shore this morning. breezy today, yes, but a pleasant afternoon. normal high should be 68. we're getting closer to that.
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66 the expected high this afternoon. i think we bump above normal by tomorrow. meantime, latest on joaquin. it is now well north of bermuda by 125 miles. expected to make a sharp turn out to sea. that's some good news. but this is the system that's impacting south carolina. it's a low-pressure system sitting off to their south, creating this counterclockwise rotation that grabbed some of that tropical moisture from joaquin. wrong place, wrong time. long time. it never moved. it was a blocking pattern. that's why they had to deal with copious amounts of rain over and over again in the same locations. for us up here, some clouds and some breaks in the cloud cover showing up. i think that's the way the day plays out. 66 the expected high this amp. tomorrow, here it comes. lots of sunshine and low 70s. room temperature outside. i like that. as we move ahead into the middle of the week, warmer day yet on wednesday. it's 74.
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a few morelouds in the mix. more sunshine thursday. it cools back down a bit to the upper 60s. as you look towards friday, that's our next chance for showers. temperatures generally in the upper 60s. should be a relatively fast-moving cold front. that could clear the area just in time for the weekend. here's your seven-day outlook. low 70s to mid-70s tuesday and wednesday. upper 60s with showers on friday. the weekend, a mix of sun and clouds. breezy saturday. temperatures both days mid to upper 60s. emily west in for lauren this morning. >> we did have that earlier accident on the deegan, which has cleared. still roadwork on highland river drive near 155th street. through queens, it's been pretty busy this morning. north of the city, route 6 eastbound by 293 in woodbury. that is just east of the throughway. an accident here. you can see delays in both directions with that. then the van wyck northbound. this accident has been pushed off to the side near hillside avenue.
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still that slowdown back toward the belt. you're going to find those delays. the l.i.e. westbound nearthan dam street. two lanes blocked with this crash. quite a bit of slowing with that. let's take a live look at the l.i.e. 37 l.i.e. a lot of flashing lights. one lane is getting by. a definite slow go. we also have problems with the port jeff branch. there's a broken rail east of cold spring harbor. on lirr, you are going to find delays this morning on the port jeff branch. we'll keep you updated with at. alternate side is suspended todac. more wtather and traffic coming up. >> all right, emily. thank you. 6:17 right now. today in presidential politics, hillary clinton will talk about the oregon shootings and proposing tougher gun laws. she will lay out her platform at two forums in new hampshire. clinton wants to end what's call e the gun show loophole. that's where background checks are not required for gun buyers.
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she also wants to allow the victims of gun violence to sue gun manufacturers. coming up on the "today" show, savannah goes one on one with hillary clinton. that's ahead at 7:00 a.m. on the republican side, donald trump is seeing his lead shrink in two key states. that's in the latest nbc news/"wall street journal" poll. in new hampshire, trump's edge over carly fiorina is just five points. he's also down to a five-point lead over dr. ben carson in iowa. meanwhile, there's a pretty funny spoof of donald trump that opened up the season premiere of "saturday night live." >> tell them your plan for economy. >> it's very simple. i get in there, taxes go down, everybody gets a job. laries go way up. we build a wall. it's huge. over in china. they're going to say, now that's a wall. >> his face is perfection.
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so smart. >> so that was his first crack at big trump. meanwhile, another presidential hopeful made a sur gise appearance at trump's expee e. >> i'm just so darn bummed. all anyone wants to talk about is donald trump. >> donald trump? isn't he the one that's like, uh, you're all losers? >> it was awesome. of course, the real hillary clinton played val, the bartender, opposite kate mckirks nnon's hillary. the two t piked about topics like the keystone pipeline and same-sex marriage.ngbut they avoided the whowh e-mail controversy thing, which i was kind of hoping they would get into. there's some material there. >> a lot of material. kate mckinnon is a better hillary than hillary. definitely a favorite. coming up next, it was a big sunday for big blue and for gang green. we like to be able to s
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cascade double shades. that'll really make you look smart. blinds to go. blinds for life. welcome back. 53 degrees, 6:23. it i a monday morning. >> it morning new york has some happy football fans. yes, we do. let's start with the giants. they were up in buffalo.
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manning throwing a short pass to rashad jennings, who does all the work. he makes three people miss on his way to this 51-yard touchdown. impressive. puts the game away as the giants n it 24-10. >> nice. meanwhile, the jets took care of business in london taking on the dolphins. eric decker gets the tthouchdown pass from ryan fitzpatrick just before the half. wad chris ivory ran for 166 yards and a touchdown in the game. the jets win 27-14. they're now 3-1 and they have the week off. this is good news, chris. we like when we're able to say big blue and gang green both had a good day. >> seems to be rare, but it happened. >> we were giving them a little bit of grief on friday. remember, they brought their own toilet paper to london. apparently it's not good enough ross the pond. maybe there's something to that. >> it seemed to have worked. >> it's not charmin but
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apparently was doing the job. 's one-ply over there, not two. >> that's what i said. a mispunch and it's all over. >> the imagery now. let's get a look at weather on e 4s. improving conditions today in terms of the winds easing up. get to 70 or better through the middle of this week with the return of some sunshine. good stuff comuring our way. >> very nice. thank you, chris. >> we still have some train problems. first up with the subways. the l train, you'll find eighth avenue bound trains are ending at bedford avenue. delays both ways. for long island railroad commuters, this morning expect delays on the port jefferson branch. that's due to a broken rail east of c d spring harbor. they're saying really through the morning commute, you are ing to find delays for that. >> t all right, emily. thank you.
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fr> 6:25 right now. coming up next, an update on that mystery in chelsea. >> reporter: i'm katherine creag live in chelsea where there are more crime scene investigators here at the scene where a doctor was found in that doorway. she later died. coming up, you'll hear what residents have to say about this. >> reporter: and a woman remains missing following this weekend's blast here in borough park. now investigators are probing the possibility that she may have been linked to what ha ened here. i'm tracie strahan live at the scene with an update coming up. and if you're about to head out the door, take us with you. keep watching "today in new york." you can download the news 4 new
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now at 6:30, a woman is still missing following that building explosion in brooklyn. we're live as crews dig through the rubble. also, a mystery rocks a manhattan neighborhood when a doctor is found dead in a doorway. and the national guard has been called into south carolina as record flooding drowns the state. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everyone. it is monday morning. it's october 5th.
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i'm darlene rodriguez. >> 6:30 right now. i'm kerry barrett in for michael gargiulo. >> storm team 4's chris cimino here with the forecast. >> good morning. we're dealing with some sweater and jacket weather this morning once again. temperatures starting out in the 40s and low 50s. low 50s in the city. places like woodland park, 49. sussex is 45. even a few upper 30s. most of long island generally in the 50s as well. patchy clouds and sun will be peeking through from time to time throughout the day. kind of a mix of clouds and sunshine. breezy, 61 at noontime. forecasting a high today of 66 degrees. emily west in for lauren on a monday morning. tell us something good about the commute. >> something good? well, we've got live pictures of an accident. so that's something good just to tell you how to get around it. chopper 4 above the scene of this crash.
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l.i.e. westbound heading into van dam street. right and center lane are taken up. 're seeing the backup in pockets. that's where the delays really stretch back toward the grand central. it's going to be a heavy go westbound getting into the scene of this crash between wood haven boulevard and van dam street. actually, green point avenue and van dam street. it's going to be a slow go getting around that. plus, another accident on the van wyck. it is on the shoulder here but it's northbound at hillside avenue. again, expect some delays with lithat. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> thank you very much, emily. right now, crews digging through the debris o that massive gas explosion in borough park, brooklyn. a woman is still missing, and investigators are trying to determine whether she may have played a role in the blast. tracie strahan is there with moonre. good morning. >> reporter: darlene, good morning to you. this area still heavily barricaded. fire marshals still on the scene. as you mentioned, a woman in her
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40s remains missing here. investigators are probing the possibility that she may have played a role. while this investigation cont ues, we have learner the identigl of a woman killed in this blast. 64-year-old ligia puello is a native of the dominican republic and lived on the third floor of the building and was killed when it exploded. sources are telling news 4 the woman still missing is believed to be in her 40s, believed to have lived in a second floor apartment and she may have been suicidal, saying she expressed thoughts like that on social media and the possible she played a role in causing had gas explosion is being explored. >> we don't know what was heard that a stove was being removed. we don't know if that was caused this incident. >> it's going to take weeks if not months until we find out what's going to happen. the one thing we know happened is it was engas explosioyo >> reporter: back live here on 13th avenue. the area still barricaded. you can see clear through this building.
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49 people have been displaced as a result of what happened here through five buildings. two men and a young boy were also injured as a result of this blast. they are xpected to make a full recovery. back to you. >> thank you very much, tracie. 6:32. hariening now, officials in south carolina are warning residents not just to ttay off the roads but not to leave their homes either. that's because of scenes like the one you're about to see. a pickup truck being swept away near columbia, south carolina, which is a little closer to the coast. a road crumbled under rushing flood waters. governor nikki haley calls this thousand-year flood. >> if you're in your house, stay in your house. this is not something to be out king pbs of. this is not something that you want your kids playing in. the water is not safe. >> and the rain is not quite over yet either. forecasters say the skies may not clear until tomorrow. we know at least six weather-related deaths have been reported. of course, the "today" show is
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following all of the overnight developments on the state of emergency in south carolina. they'll have live team coverage straight aheaa beginning at 7:00. coast guard crews pulled off a dramatic rescue on the jersey shore. a helicopter that just happened to be nearby on a training flight saw a jet ski in the water with no one on board. rescuers then spotted the rider struggling in the rough surf. he was drifting dangerously close to the rocks. coast guard video shows a rescue swimmer pulling that man up from the choppy ocean and lifting him to safety on the beach. thank goodness they were there. >> yeah, thank goodness that weather has cleared out. it has been a rough couple of days. 6:34. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. warming up to boot a little bit, right? >> yeah, as the wind eases and these systems pull away, temperatures will be warming. you can see the two systems we're talking about. clearly that's joaquin now moving north of bermuda. south carolina again still under the gun for more rain. there's that upper-level system
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east of georgia. circulating moisture continuously right at south carolina. more of it to come today. north carolina gets into the act too into the late morning and afternoon. for us, just some clouds we're contending with from both of those systems streaming up from the south. we're starting out in the 40s in the suburbs. a cool breeze throughout much of the day. a high temperature in the mid-60s. we'll talk about those warmer days ahead in a bit. talking about the commute as we speak. here's emily. >> with the subways now, new delays on downtown a trains. this is due to signal problems. also with the l train, eighth avenue bound trains ending at bedford avenue. also with the long island railroad, port jefferson branch through the morning commute, delays there. that is due to a broken track right near cold spring harbor. that's just east of there. going to find problems with that.
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everything else looks okay. alternate side parking is suspended. more weather and traffic coming up. moving now to that mystery in chelsea. investigators trying to figure out what happened to a doctor who was found dead in the doorway of a building. katherine creag is at the scene with the latest. >> reporter: kerry and darlene, there are so manyorolice vehicles here. for the people who live around here, it's the not knowing which they tell us frightens them the most. they don't know how the woman ended up here at the door way of 223 west 16th street. was she murdered? was this an accident? how did she end up here? investigators are still trying to piece together what happened to her. she didn't live here but was found in the doorway lying on want ground. it appeared she had been strangled. kiersten cerveny, a 38-year-old dermatologist, was found unconscious yesterday morning 8:30 a.m. she was pronounced dead at a hospital. a sergeant tells us friends of the victim, some of whom were
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with her hours before she was found here, have been interviewed, questioned, and released. no one has been arrested. this morning residents tell us they feel frightened about what happened. >> i left at like 10:30, 11:00. they've been here ever since. we didn't think anything of it because i just thought like a cop car. then we saw the reporters. we just are a little scared because we don't know exactly what happened. >> reporter: and investigators showed a photo of the victim to neighbors, trying o figure out if anyone had seen cerveny in this neighborhood before. there are reports she was married and a mother to two young children. >> thank you. happening now, police are searching for our driver involved in a deadly hit-and-run in flushing queens. mariano contreras was struck as he crossed college point boulevard early yesterday morning. he was pronounced dead at the hospital.
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contreras was on his way home from his job at a diner. police say he was jaywalking when struck by an suv that did not stop. family members are devastated. >> they told me that he died the moment that he got hit by the car. he was one of my best friends. >> so far no arrests have been made. happening today, umpqua community college in oregon reopening following last week's deadly shooting rampage. the classes there are still canceled. meanwhile, a church pastor is giving new details on what happened inside of that classroom. randy scraggins' daughter lacy was among those spared by the gunman. during his sunday service, he prayed for the nine people killed along with the other victims. afterward, though, he spoke about what his daughter saw and heard. >> he called for another young man to come up front and said, you're the lucky one, you're going to live today. everything that you need to know
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in my backpack. >> the gunman's dad says he has no idea how his son got ahold of 14 weapons. happening today, there will be extra patrols at some colleges in philadelphia because of an online threat. the fbi issued the warning after a post was found on social media. it threatened violence for philadelphia area colleges at 1:00 this afternoon. no specific college or university was identified in the posting. no classes have been canceled. happening today, new york attorney general eric scuchnei?er man is expected to announce a crackdown on distributors of synthetic marijuana and designer drugs. these drugs, known as spice and k-2, are really popular among young people, but they can have a number of very unhealthy side effects, including heart attack and even death. a press conference is planned for a little later this morning in the bronx about the crackdown. a group that runs a beloved jersey shore attraction is hoping you'll love lucy. they're raising money to give lucy the elephant a badly needed trunk lift.
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the wood and tin elephant is constantly blasted with sand, wind, and rain. now her paint is peeling and some of the wood is rotting. the group is selling t-shirts and asking for donations online. lucy was built in 1881 and is a national historic land mark. certainly worth saving. >> as humans, we call the sandblast a little microdermabrasion. >> which i'm not opposed to. but she has an issue. >> her skin is peeling. up next, what happens when one tiny dog takes on not one but two bears. and later, are you heading out of town for thanksgiving? we'll tell you when airfare is the cheapest. you're going to have to act fact. plus, your weather and traffic on the 4s straight
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a california diver showing off some incredible video of a very special close encounter. the marine biologist went swimming with a whale shark. just 12 miles off the san diego shore. this one is about 20 to 30 feet long. it is extremely rare to see these gigantic sharks with those distinctive white markings in california. they typically swim in warmer tropical waters. 20 to 30 feet. but you guys were saying earlier it could grow up to 60 feet. >> yeah, 60 feet and several tons. emily said they're not dangerous to humans. put it into the google machine. turns out she's right. >> emily, i believed you. i don't know what she's talking about. i believed you. >> thank you. >> we all agreed. i think kerry was the only one. they eat plankton, much like kerry does. >> i filter feed.
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or something like that. >> something along those lines. >> sounds right up my alley. >> you get a little algae in your teeth. partly cloudy sky, 53 degrees in the city right now. weather headlines, we're talking about a nice day, a cool day. beautiful weather tomorrow and wednesday. showers are likely to move in again on friday. a stretch of dry weather at least the next four days. 50 in hoboken. 52, staten island. 52, jackson heights. in and around the city, low 50s. north and west, we drop to the 40s. further away you go, the lower the 40s drop to. the 40s drop to 30s by the time you get to monticello, where it's 39 degrees. the heavy rain unfortunately aimed again at south carolina today. you can see that system circulating moisture around it. probably the next 24 hours still a soaking rain expected there. eventually this system should lift north and east. for us, we've got some moisture from both of those systems in the form of low clouds. for the most part, we do
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anticipate getting some breaks in the cloud cover as we go through time today. we'll see that on and off throughout the day. future tracker shows that. more clouds south and east, closer to those offshore systems. more sun north and west. this is 3:00 in the afternoon. we all clear out toward the evening hours. overnight it's clear. tomorrow morning, 9:00 a.m., looking good with lots of sun. we go through the day staying in the clear tomorrow with plenty of sunshine. temperatures climb to about low 70s in most areas tomorrow afternoon. wednesday we'll introduce a few more clouds. an even warmer day. we could see mid-70s on wednesday as it stays dry and gets a little cooler by the time we get to thursday. for today, 66 should do it. a couple notches below the normal for this time of year. clouds mixing with sunshine and a breezy afternoon. low 50s again tonight. pretty similar to what we had last night. 40s in most of the suburbs. that look ahead, you can see the warmest day is wednesday. we climb to 74. this 68 belongs to thursday. temperatures drop behind a weak front. no weather associated with it, other than a few clouds on wednesday. there could be showers around
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friday afternoon and friday night. hopefully push that one to the east of us just in time for the weekend and we dry out again. 60s today. breezy, clouds, and sun. warmer tomorrow, 72. 74 on wednesday. a little cooler thursday at 68. upper 60s friday with showers. back to the 60s but drier weather for saturday and sunday. almost 6:47. let's find out about the commute. >> it's a busy one this morning. that accident did wrap up on the l.i.e. near van dam street. you can see the backup goes all the way to utopia parkway. the van wyck accident still there but off to the side and causing delays. slowing back toward the belt. north of the city, palisades parkway southbound before exit 6, left lane blocked with a crash. delays here in woodbury, route 6 eastbound. also, 84 eastbound near the taconic, exit 16.
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the l is back to normal. delays on downtown trains on the a. lirr, port jefferson branch commuters, a broken rail east of the cold harbor spring station. that's going to cause some problems. also with your hudson river crossings, 20 at the george. alternate side is suspended today. back to you. >> all right, emily. thank you. 6:48 right now. happening today, if you're on the upper east side, you may catch a glimpse of one of gotham city's most recognizable rides. one of the three batmobiles custom made for the '60s batman tv series arrives at the new york historical society. it is part of an exhibit called superheroes in gotham. the show looks at the role new york city has played in the history of comic books and their story lines. it opens this friday just in time for comic-con. >> very cool. a california guard dog taking her job very seriously. watch what happens when two
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bears in southern california pick the wrong home to explore. a home security camera caught this 20-pound french bog dog charging down the porch to defend her turf. being outnumbered and outweighed by probably more than 100 pounds did not deter this little gal as she quickly went after the bears and scared them off of the property. >> tough girl. >> she is a tough girl. and she's a girl. i checked. >> protecting her home. 6:49. coming up next, consumer alert if you're flying out for the thanksgiving holiday. we're going to tell you the best day to buy those plane tickets. >> it's right around the corner.
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plans on saturday. so what is that, tuesday, wednesday, and saturday. tuesday, friday, saturday. >> or just look every day like i do. then grab it when it's the cheapest. the "today" show is coming up in a few minutes. we check in with matt and see what's ahead. good morning. >> hello, darlene. kerry, nice to see you. coming up, al is down in south carolina where the situation is really dire down there as deadly rains leave cities and towns under water. i'll talk to the governor of south carolina nikki haley. we'll have lots of reports from al. then a possible new lead in the search for that cargo ship that vanished, carrying 28 americans, as more clues are found floating in the ocean. and savannah is up in new hampshire for a special town hall meeting with hillary clinton. we're calling it a morning of pancakes and politics as we get started on a monday here on "today." back upstairs to you. >> looking forward to all of that. have a great show. >> thank you, take care. coming up next, we'll check in with chrissen if our update on our chilly forecast. >> you're watching "today in new york."
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located at 816 underhill avenue. the car you see toward the center part of your screen, somehow the driver lost control and slammed through a barrier. you can see a stone barrier there. narrowly missing the side of the church. thankfully it does not look like there's been any structural damage to the church. unclear how it happened. no injuries reported. back over to you. >> thank you. right now, crews are bigging through the rubble of that big gas explosion in borough park, brooklyn. >> tracie strahan is at the scene. >> reporter: as the investigation into how this happened continues, authorities have confirmed the identity of a victim killed in the blast. 64-year-old ligia puello was a native of the dominican republic. she was discovered by first responders and lived on the third floor of this building on 13th avenue. sources close to the investigation meanwhile are telling news 4 that a woman that remains missing this morning from a second floor apartment may have been suicidal, saying she expressed those thoughts on social media, and there's a
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possibility that she played a role in causing the gas explosion. that's something that's being explored. meanwhile, the two men and the young boy that were also injured in this are expected to make a full recovery. back to you. >> tracie, thank you. now to katherine creag in chelsea, where police are trying to solve a mysterious death. >> reporter: darlene and kerry, what investigators have been doing here, and they've been here for nearly 24 hours trying to piece together what happened here to the victim. the woman didn't live here but was found in the doorway of 223 west 16th street on the ground. it appeared she had been strangled. kiersten cerveny, a 38-year-old dermatologist, was found unconscious yesterday morning 8:30. she was pronounced dead at a hospital. friends of the victim who were with her hours before she was found here, they have been questioned according to the nypd and later released. no one has been arrested in the death that happened here. back to you. >> all right, kat.
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thank you. time for a final check of traffic. >> we have trouble with the trains on the a and the b. you're going to find delays downtown. also, trouble with lirr on the port jefferson branch. a broken rail just east of the cold spring harbor station. really throughout the morning commute, you are going to find problems with the port jefferson branch. now to the roads. 78 eastbound right by the turnpike, the main road, right lane blocked with a crash. delays a little south of that on the turnpike northbound. this is in the car lanes. an accident near exit 13a. that's going to be in the right lane causing problems. >> all right, emily. thank you. chris, one more check of the weather. >> traffic a little rougher than the weather. things have improved. dry roads out there. breezy, not as windy as it's been. a lot of clouds early. we'll get breaks of sunshine later today. a high of 66. chilly night tonight. low 50s in the city. look at those two days. tuesday and wednesday, 72 with sunshine sunshine.
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upper 60s and sunshine thursday. next chance of showers not until friday. upper 60s. if everything works out, the weekend looks good. mid and upper 60s with clouds saturday and sunday. a nice stretch of weather coming back our way. >> it's about time. all right. the "today" show is next. >> that's what's happening today in new york. good morning. breaking news. disaster in the carolinas. deadly rains wash away homes, roads and cars. dramatic rescues caught on tape. thousands without power, schools shut down, and officials are warning residents do not go outdoors. >> if you are in your house, stay in your house. this is not something that be out taking pictures of. this is not something that you want your kids playing in. >> we'll talk to south carolina's governor, and al is live in columbia as the rains
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