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when that woman came in pointing a gun. so bolt she didn't cover her face. let's show you that video from the incident that happened from the deli on west kingsford road. she was pointing a gun as soon as she walked through the door. over the phone police told the owner she told the owner to put the money, quote, in the bag. she made off with $300 in cash. the nypd is linking a robber with an incident here from last tuesday at a bodega on thayer avenue. she came in, entered, pointed a gun at everyone inside demanding money. police say the clerk in this incident did comply and gave her an unknown amount of cash before she took off. you see that video again on our website, nbcnewyork.com. you saw that woman in both incidents was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt. she's believed to be 5'6" with a
slender build and michael between the ages of 25 and 30 years old. anyone with any information on who that could be asked to contact the police. the good news in this, no injuries or assaults were reported. back to you. >> tracie, thank you very much. happening today, the trial starts for an nba player accused of trying to stop police from setting up a crime scene following a double stabbing. prosecutors say thabo sefolosha caused problems after the stabbing of another nba player. during his clash sefolosha's leg was broken which ended the cease soon. >> right now the medical examiner is working to identify the body of a woman who was found in the blast. >> she was clearing out her apartment and disconnected a
stove which may have caused the explosion. it injured three others and killed one. more than 3,000 pounds of marijuana is off the street. the officer spotted six men from unloading a tractor-trailer in elm hurst around 1:30 a.m. as they got closer they detected the strong smell of marijuana. $3.5 million of marijuana was seized. the six men arrested are due to be arraigned today. police are looking for seven young men who boarded a city bus in brooklyn and beat up a 17-year-old. the attack happening on the b 43 bus on king ford avenue. this was from last month. they released the security video just yesterday. the victim had to be treated for a broken jaw. the rain has stopped falling in south carolina but flood waters are rising quickly in much of the state. today in new york's kerry barrett has a look at the devastation. >> reporter: hi, darlene. the skies are supposed to clear
in south carolina later today but it is very clear the mess that was left behind will take a very long time to clear up. there are 11 weather-related deaths. the situation has gone worse. water is scarce. what they do have needs to be boiled. bottled water is in high demand. there are fire trucks in downtown columbia that have to pump clean water into the hospitals there. meanwhile, 550 roads and bridges have been washed away after two feet of rain, 18 dams across the state have been breached. >> we've got to get the people downstream evacuated. if this dam goes, 50,000 people are going to be washed away. >> driving is incredibly dangerous and unfortunately many are not heeding the warnings to stay inside. scenes like this one are not at all uncommon. the shelters, of course, filled to capacity. the national guard is on scene. they're helping some of the victims get moved out of areas that are currently underwater.
as i said, the cleanup is very slow going. because of all of this rain they're worried more bridges and roads are compromise and and could wash away. 5:04. time to check on the weather and traffic on the 4s. this is what we experienced in superstorm sandy. water damage and flood waters are the most destructive things. >> more than wind sometimes. >> the force of water is greater in weight than in wind. they had quite a bit of it and too much in a short period of time. the brighter nurks it has shifted off shore. south carolina light showers up along the coast. things will be improving there. our weather stays pretty quiet. starting out in the chilly 40s. you needs the jackets and sweaters again. yesterday we made it to the mid and upper 60s. i think today we make it back to the lower 70s and less breeze. in the city we're looking at a
by noon a jump to the 50s and we're at 70 by the afternoon. good morning, everyone. we have some issues on the subways. uptown 3 trains are running local from 42 street to 96. that's because of a rail train. now we have delays on the downtown 1 train. your major commuter lines all look good. all running without delays or service changes. alternate side of the service parking suspended but you still need to pay the meter. next weather and traffic on the 4s. looking at the gunman who police say robbed the legendary plaza hotel. take a gook look at the surveillance video. the gunman in a black pea coat robbed the travel x exchange. the thief got away with thousands of dollars. thregh suspects in custody after a whield chase in the bronx.
were speeding away from officers when they crashed into a car seriously injuring a 70-year-old driver. surveillance cameras captured the chase. they went careening through an intersection just missing a bus and slammed into a liberty car and then another car. >> i was worried. this is about the time my kids get out of school. there's always a lot of kids here. i was more worried about the kids and if there was going to be a shooting. >> the suspects tried to run but they were captured. the innocent drivers in the other cars are expected to be okay. 5:06 and amtrak passengers y see some problems from yesterday's derailment in vermont. we have new photos of the accident. that's where a train hit a rock slide. it slightly injured four passengers and two crew members. a third crew member was seriously hurt though. amtrak was t haransporting
passengers to buses in springfield for destinations north in vermont. 5:06, happening today, the yankees host the houston astros in the wild card game. they're playing for pitcher cc sabathia who announced yesterday he is heading to rehab. sabathia will miss the playoffs. he checked himself into an alcohol rehab center. in a statement he says, quote, it hurts me deeply to do it now but i owe it to myself and to my family to get myself right. >> if cc's a guy that can step up in a situation like that, i hope it gives courage to other people to step up. >> we'll miss him throughout the playoffs but i'm glad to see that he stepped up and is working to become better through all of this. >> we play for c.c. now. tonight the yankees will have their hero tanaka on the mound joompt 5:07 now. a hospital employee in the bronx dies on the job and the family outraged after his body went unnoticed for days.
it happened in montefiore medical center. 44-year-old anthony iusso's family is furious tonight. he sorks here and he made a trip to the e.r. here on thursday.llthey say that's when he went to the bathroom, somehow got locked in, and wasn't found until today. >> very bad that this could happen. >> thomas still can't fathom how his older b other managed to get locked in the bathroom in the hospital where he worked without anyo noticing for almost a week. >> never chose to check it particular bathroom until today when we finally started making a lot of commotion. >>he thomas told me his brother cleans in the o.r. on the third floor of the montefiore mad call center. he left to get a look at his finger.
ahold of him, get ahold of the patient that was in the e.r. or get ahold of the worker that i' left work early. >> tonight they told news 4athat this is at ongoing investigation with the nypd. the staff atmontefiore r extremely saddened to learn that one of our employees has passed away. >> what kind of guy wne he? >> he was a great guy. >> as the family gathers tonight mourning their brother, son, father, the family tells me they nt answers. >> lots of the information that they're giving us is very suspicious, very odd. doesn't make any sense why professionals i'are acting this way. >> thomas iuso told us that a hospital staffer said they moved his brother's body thinking he was still alive. he's upset about it. they plan to call an attorney first thing in the morning. it 5:09 ight now. right now in this morning's cnbc
reed to pay $13 million for a federal lawsuit over spamming. they found linked-in members didn't consent to follow-up reminder e-mails that use their names and likenesses. new rules are in effect for making mortgage applications less confusin they're required to use simpler, shorter forms to show you how much more money a borrower wille pay each month and then at closing. new rules call for paperwork to be provided. it was three days before the closings ever got to a closing. you get a stack of papers going through t trying to move into your place. >> sure. trying to make sense of things. a lot happening. >> it's 5:10. ahead today, tough questions on capitol hill for the top u.s. commander in afghanistan. plus, ripping the shirt right off his back. why some workers turned on their bosses. plus, weather and traffic on the 4s.
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5:13 right now. here are 4 this to know right now this morning. lige released these photos of a manse wanted in the robbery at e plaza hotel. they say he e nentered a currency exchange yesterday morning and made away with thousands of dollars. one kind of charging that riders are kind of happy about. new jersey tlansit testing out cell phone charging stations at two of the busiest locations, the frank loudenburg station in secaucus and new york penn station. >> travel site orbitz says today is the day to book your flight for thanksgiving. friday is the best time to book a christmas flight. today yankee fans will step back in time when they head out to the stadium. a vintag ae train will depart at 7:00. it will head to the stadium for the yanks playoff game against the astros. these cars first used in 1917. i think last year it was about 1978, right?
i think i remember ridngg in it. i think so. >> i think theyehad a fan in the middle. you remember those ones with the fan? >> i do remember that one. yeah. >> i just remember a lot of graffiti so i don't know if those were the same cars. >> those were the '70s and '80s. >> joey 147. >> it will be fun to ride that car. it will be comfortable, too. don't have to worry about being in there without air conditioning. temperatures in the upper 60s. chilly this morning. milder this afternoon. low 70s in the mid afternoon hours. sunshine right through thursday. mixing a few clouds. next chance rain into the form of showers friday night into saturday morning. looking at 54 in city island. jackson heights at 53. hoboken 51. green ridge and staten island. aicrop to a chilly 41 in morristown and sussex as well.
in poughkeepsie and 41 in danbury danbury. wouldn't be surprised to see a few 30s before the morning is out. the overall weather system that was plaguing them for days has lifted to the north and east. the showers are moving off shore. joaquin continues to move out to the open atlantic. r us looking good. si btting pretty. hi.gh pressure and sunshine throughout the day. gorgeous afternoon after a chilly start. 73 should do it. not as chilly tonight. upper 50s in the ci i'ty. some 40s in the distant suburbs. a good night coming up. for tomorrow clouds mixing with the sunshine. still another winner with the high temperature of 74 degrees. big game hosting in new york, astros and the yanks. leans hope it continues for the yar nks. got to win it. 68n degrees, comfortable and beautiful weather at the ball game. not a lot of wind. weather should not be an issue in the impact of the game. thursday looking good.
set the temperatures back a few degrees. as we work our way back through cold front and the showers willng hold off. up around 70 in that front. showers push on through. should be out of here by the time we get to saturday mid to te morning. afternoon things start to dry out. 73, 74. 68 thursday. featuring good deal of fun. showers friday and saturday. saturday night looks good. sunday looks good and so does monday. temperatures in the 60s and a good deal of sunshine. no big problems out there. we had an accident on the grand central parkway westbound after the bqe. that cleared. wen' have a disabled vehicle if you're headed towards the queensboro bridge. qun.ns plaza on the 28th street ramp to the bridge. a lane is blocked. something to take note of. not causing too much of a problem. we also have some emergency road work we're north bout by 55th sti reet. the left lane is shut down. not causing a problem right no
live look outside and show you what the bqe looks like out by the brooklyn bridge. things still moving along nicely. i'll let you know when that changes. alternate side of the street rules are suspended but meter rules apply. lauren, thank you very much. facing tough questions on capitol hill. the pentagon struggling to explain how a u.s. gun ship was responsible for bonling a hospital in afghanistan. nbc's edward lawrence joins us from washington with the latest. edward, disturbing. it's not a single bomb that went awry but a gun hit that circles where you sight the weapons and would have presumably had a better idea of what they were sighting at. >> reporter: yeah, michael, very disturbing for the u.s. forces. a bad situation for the u.s. in general. why is going to be the major question on capitol hill today. the top u.s. commander in afghanistan will be here in washington in front of an armed
services committee later on this morning. the u.s. top general in the region now says afghan troops o the ground ordered the airstrike. this differed from u.s. reports that troops were taking fire. 22 people died including doctors and patients. the u.s. bomb destroyed the hospital in kunduz afghanistan. it was run by the u.s. organization doctors without borders. >> we've directed ourvforces in the area to make sure all civilians who need medical care know that our medical facilities are available to treat them. >> reporter: afghan officials say taliban fighters were ooting sfrt hospital. something doctors without borders say was impossible. >> it's guarded by guards. the only people inside the hospital are patients, care kers and staff. >> reporter: the white house says three investigations are in progress. >> the expectation is that
they'll be a full accounting of what transpired. >> reporter: the president wants changes to make sure this never happens again. this is he first city taken bairck by the taliban since 2001. reporting live in washington, edward lawrence. thousands of air france workers afraid of losing their shirts through layoffs turned the tables.anthey protested monday near paris. then union activist the confronted two top level managers.d thstr shirts were ripped off the backs of those executives. those men escaped by being hoisted over the fence. 5:20. ahead, new claims about fast food that's slowing down. and a rescue in queens that you have to see. curious kitten ends up in a very tricky situation. follow the "today in new
qsr magazine. the average drive through order time just shy of 222 seconds. last year it was 204 seconds. the magazine calls it a concern. >> i had no such experience this weekend. >> no! >> had to go get the chicken mcnuggets. nothing against mcdonald's but i ordered 20, only got 10. >> wow. >> took so long i left it at that. wasn't overcharged. it was an honest mistake. i shouldn't be eating them anyway. 5:24. twitter turned out to be a life saver for a quit any in queens. >> the store owner heard that cat crying for help last night from a storm drain on 27nd street. called 311, called rescue groups.
there until the morning. he sent a tweet to the 104th precinct. officers soon at the skeerch and they helped get the soaking wet kitten out. that's great. >> you can't leave it there until the morning. they did the right thing. >> that's great. >> good work. >> twitter handle on all the police cars around the city so you know their twitter handle. that's great. >> they are active on social media. the department is active. you can also reach them that way. >> officer cat rescue. >> exactly. >> getting a lot of that. >> all right. good end to the story. >> yes. >> nice weather heading our way. we have a nice beginning and ending to this day. lots of sunshine to start it. lots of sun in the middle and we'll finish it off sunny with a high of 73. a lot of low 40s in the distant suburbs. it's a jacket-wearing day early and by the afternoon not so much.
still some 40s in the suburbs. nice stretch weather through the middle of the week. we'll talk about that coming up in the next half hour. chris, thank you. >> hey, lauren. >> we have some problems on the tappan zee bridge. it probably looks okay from this vantage point. we have an accident with a tractor-trailer heading to rockland county. at the end of the span there the northbound new york state threw way blocking two lanes. not a big delay yet but i will keep a close eye on this. thin ce subways, uptown 3 trains running local from 46th to 96th. therefore tee lays on downtown rales. lauren, looks good. 5:26. coming up, a major recall why millions of boxes of cereal is being diverted. >> plus, a pilot dies mid flight. and we'll have news on the father of 8. >> if you're heading out the door, download the news 4 app on
and a major recall could change your breakfast plans. "today in new york" starts now. it's tuesday morning. it is october 6th. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. forecast. how will we start the week? >> it looks like it will be quiet weather wise. by week's end we may get into some showers. towards the coast a little bit better, point pleasant, 53. north and west, low 40s showing up. in the city the low 50s. connecticut, 45 to 50 degrees. the good news for today, cool to chilly start. turning nice and mild this afternoon. 68 degrees. west breeze and a high of 73 degrees. let's find out about the commute from lauren scala. >> thanks, chris. good morning. for those of you commuting to rockland county on the tappan
there's a tractor-trailer accident. you can see there is a tow truck and there is a debris spill and a possible injury. everything else seems to be moving nicely. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. 5:30. new this morning police hope the newly released video will help them catch a woman wanted for two robberies in the bronx. she had a gun in her hand. investigators say she held up another deli on thayer avenue at gun point the next day. no one was hurt but the woman allegedly got away with $300. and police just released these surveillance videos of the suspect who robbed a legendary plaza hotel. take a good look here. the plan in the black pea coat robbed a currency exchange.
he got away with thousands in cash. the family of a bronx hospital worker found dead inside a restroom will weigh their legal options. 44-year-old anthony iuso worked at montefiore hospital. he went to the emergency room with an injured finger. he got locked into a bathroom and died. he wasn't found until yesterday. >> that this could happen, it's insane. not right. treating patients, workers. >> now the family says a hospital worker told them they moved mr. iuso's body thinking he was alive at the time. the nypd investigating. dozens of people who got the flu shot in new jersey are being tested for hepatitis and hiv. it's all because the nurse used the same syringe for over 67 people.
it happened during a flu shot clinic. the risk is low because the actual needle was changed each time. >> we feel it's important that they are aware of the health status and that they understand what the risk is and what the potential is. >> to make matters worse the health department says a lower than recommended dose of the flu vaccine was given out during those injections. they are advising everyone to get another shot. in south carolina flooding is getting worse. the water is still rising. after two feet of rain fell multiple dams are bursting. shelters are filling up with families. with the water not safe to drink, the bottled water to drink is getting harder to get. meanwhile, mandatory evacuations. >> narrator: place. some people are not heeding those warnings. >> we don't want to have to come out and rescue you and much worse we don't want to have you added to this number of fatalities.
did declare eight counties a federal disaster. it will help aid the recovery and assistance. it will include grants, low cost loans and other programs. unfortunately as chris has said, it will be a while before the water recedes to safe levels so people can get home. >> so powerful. >> it's hard to protect against that. it will be 5:34. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. see it over and over again, chris. >> really devastating down there. at least alleviating the rain and the storm is moving away from them. good news for them. chilly for us this morning. low 40s requires a jacket. generous amount of sunshine expected this afternoon. temperatures back to the low 70s. not much of a breeze. commuter forecast, sunny out. lots of sunshine, 52 degrees.
40s in a lot of the suburbs. still nice and clear for the most part and pleasant temperatures still clinging to the nice 70 degree mark. beautiful weather heading our way today. how's the commute treating us today, lauren? >> so far not too bad. a few detires on the buses. b 16, bx 19, m 9, m 42, q 46 and qm 6 are all on detour. then these changes on the subways. uptown 3 trains are still running local from 42nd street to 96. then we have delays on downtown 1 and you can add the b and d to it. that just came in. downtown delays. major commuter lines look good and alternate side of the street rules are suspended. 5:35. now to consumer alert about something that a lot of us have for breakfast almost every morning. kerry barrett is here. >> especially the kid does. before you pour yourself a bowl
make sure you're in the clear. general mills issued a check on some cheerios and honey nut cheerios. they used wheat flour. the recall affects nearly 2 million boxes made in july. the government says it is pulling affected boxes from warehouses and store shelves. the company tweeted how you can identify whether the box you have is defective. little bit confusing. you need to check the better if used by date on top of the box and the factory code. if your box has a factory code of ld and has a use by date of july 12th, 2016, through july 18th of 2016, it may be affected. for a little more information and to double check whether your box is affected, head to our website. we have all the details. 5:36 now. learning more information about
the american airlines pilot who died in mid flight. 147 passengers flying from phoenix to boston, they were safely diverted monday to syracuse. the first officer landed that jet. we now know the pilot, michael johnson, had undergone double bypass heart surgery. the medical examiner says his death was caused by natural causes. well, the coast guard believes the missing u.s. cargo ship sank near the bahamas. crews pulled one body from the water and they will be back out searching for possible survivors. empty life boats and debris were found. owners say the captain planned to go around hurricane joaquin when the vessel somehow became disabled in the path of the storm. new this morning, the tragedy on staten island. a pregnant woman killed while crossing the street. she is the second pedestrian killed on the island in a matter of hours. "today in new york's" kathryn.
>> craig: is in an nondale. katherine. >> reporter: two tragedies, fatal collisions happened within miles of each other on this very stretch road. we want to show you a map of where this collision happened. one of the victims six months pregnant was struck by a car and killed on hyland boulevard. the other fatal collision happened on hyland avenue closer to bay street. the victim was six months along was hit by a car as she crossed hylan avenue and she was headed home after finishing her shift. she has two other children. she was knocked unconscious and later died on the roadway. hylan boulevard, some of her co-workers gathered around her. she was unconscious and pronounced deceased. a 61-year-old man was killed as he crossed the street. the drivers in both of those collisions, darlene, they
they never took off. these aren't hit and runs but just tragedies. the drivers talked to police and gave them their account and according to the nypd these are just two tragic accidents. back to you. >> katherine creag. thank you. 5:38. the findings that the new york city apartments are getting more crowded. edward snowden, what he would do to return to the united states. weather and traffic on the 4s is coming up. "today in new york." i'm bobby flay and new york is my home. there's no place like it in the world. come fall, i like to get a taste of everything the state has to offer. like this famous winery nestled in the hudson valley. or the award-winning vineyards of long island. this cooperstown brewery belongs in every beer lover's hall of fame.
welcome back. 5:42. looking at the plaza. 53 degrees on this tuesday morning. well, days of heavy wind and pounding surf have caused severe beach erosion along the jersey shore. some beaches including those devastated by hurricane sand bey appear to have lost most of their sand. in many places where protected dunes between the ocean and homes have been washed away.
and traffic on the 4 sz and check in with chris cimino. chris, one of the major projects that took place after hurricane sandy, sometimes they put a rock jetty. >> that fared better. >> sometimes they put the walls. >> it's hard when you're using natural things with sand. the same thing can happen as the ocean continues to pound it and erode it. that's what happened. we were talking about the fact that even though we weren't going to get hit by joaquin, we were going to see that kind of scenario, beach erosion. it came to prevail. the winds have shifted. things looking better. looks like a quieter pattern. don't see that happening any time soon. it's early. heading into the stormier season unfortunately. 53 and clear in central park. chilly in the suburbs. chilly everywhere early on. it will be milder everywhere. above 70 in most locations. sunshine through thursday. a string of three beautiful days and then showers arrive later on friday and friday night.
a couple of leftovers early saturday morning and then it dries out saturday afternoon into the rest of the weekend. this is what we have all day today. a beautiful, fantastic fall feeling out there. temperatures climbing to the low 70s. normal high of 67. several degrees above normal again which has been the trend all september long. october got off to a chilly start. 44 in reading and 45 in shelton. greenwich at 50. 53 in the park. lower 40s, sussex, morristown, bridgewater. poughkeepsie, 45. west hampton flirting with dipping into the upper 40s. the rain has moved off of the south carolina coast. that's good news. the system moving northeast. things starting to get a little more progressive. joaquin continues to move away. we are bathed in sunshine because of the clear sky overhead. as you look at future tracker, not much going on through the day today. most of the high clouds stay to the north and west. we enjoy sunshine throughout. a few patchy clouds tonight and
tomorrow more clouds mixing in with the sunshine. i think we'll see that being the case especially early in the day. break out to more sun tomorrow afternoon. thursday looks fine, too. a little weak front drops on through. no real weather associated with it. other than knocking the temperature down. thursday afternoon. notice it stays quiet into thursday night as well. 73 the expected high. 70, places like garden city, fairfield 72. ocean grove, 70. tonight upper 50s. >> not as many 40s. sussex getting to 50 degrees. the distant, distant suburbs may slide into the upper 40s. warmer day tomorrow, 74. even with more clouds mixing in. upper 60s. later friday and friday night and showers drying out in the afternoon. sunday looks like a winner and so does monday. upper 60s next week 56789:45. let's find out about the commute.
>> thanks, chris. a couple of problems out there on the roads. we'll head over to the tappan zee bridge. we're headed to the rockland county at the end of the span. two lanes shut down. i'll show you what that looks like. you can see the tractor-trailer. only the center lane getting by. the right lane blocked as well. there is already a tow truck out there on the scene but there is a debris spill involved with this. it could be out there for quite a while. i'll continue to keep you updated. delays are not so bad. they don't get over to the toll. 84 eastbound after the 6, 17k an accident in the left lane. harlem river drive northbound out by 155th street we still have emergency construction in the right lane. in the best news, we'll take a live look at the lincoln tunnel where things are moving along really nicely into the tolls around the helix, the george washington bridge and holland tunnel are in great shape. you're in for a nice ride at the hudson river drive. we'll have more weather and
traffic coming up on the 4s. 5:46 now. a new report shows the big apple is seeing an unprecedented housing crunch. review by scott stringer, city controller, found more than one in 12 public apartment buildings in the city are officially crowded. severely crowded amounts have more than five people up by 44%. in the bronx alone it's up 74%. the number of studio apartments where there's three or more people living there, that rose by more than 300%. >> very uncomfortable for a lot of people. >> not enough space. i'm trying to get something bigger. just not enough room. >> the mayor's office has launched a $42 billion plan to build and preserve 200,000 apartments. that's to help and try to relieve some of the city's cramped conditions. six men arrested in a major drug bust in queens are due to be arraigned today. police say officers spotted the men unloading a tractor-trailer in elm hurst.
turns out there was a lot of it. 3,000 pounds worth $3.5 million was seized. >> police hope surveillance video helps them get the attackers in bedford sty within the last month. the 17-year-old victim was wleft a broken jaw and a cut to his face. not clear though if he knew his attackers. it is 5:48 now. this morning police say the long island doctor found dead in the doorway of a chelsea apartment may have overdosed on cocaine. several law enforcement forces tell news 4 that she used the drug in the hours before she died. they say two men who were seen on security video carrying her into the vestibule and calling 911. of those two men, neither are expected to face charges. the death has shocked family and friends of the physician who has a husband and three small children. flags will fly at half staff in new jersey to remember those
kbun gunned down at an oregon community college. they gathered on monday. they mourned the loss of nine people, all murdered by a troubled 26-year-old. funerals set to begin next thursday. president obama will go to oregon on friday to comfort the families of the victims. the supreme court will not hear an appeal from new york congressman charlie rangel who was overturned for censure. justices upheld an appeals court ruling that said house disciplinary proceedings fell outside the jurisdiction of the courts. 2010 the house did vote to censure wrangle pping rangle for financial misconduct. he said they suppressed evidence. happening today, former new england patriots player, convicted killer aaron hernandez is due back in court. his lawyers will be asking a judge to dismiss charges from a double mud der three years ago. they claim the grand jury had insufficient evidence and other evidence should be tossed out.
two men outside a boston nightclub in 2012. 5:49. edward snowden said he's willing to come home to the u.s. and face punishment. the whistle-blower tells the bbc he hasn't received a plea barring began offer. he faces as many as 30 years behind bars in the u.s. he wants a shorter prison term. he says the only assurance he's gotten so far is that he won't face torture. 5:50 right now. still to come, the new law being considered in new jersey being named after britney spears. >> and drivers fighting to pay lower tolls. follow us on facebook and twitter. michaelg4ny and darlene4ny. your' watching "today in new
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welcome back. 5:53. looking at our skyline, look being beautiful. it's 53 degrees. filmmaker spike lee will serve as grand marshal at next month's new york city marathon. it takes place sunday, november 1st. it runs through the neighborhood where spike lee grew up. grand marshal, lee, a well-known sports fan will participate in several race week festivities. he says he has no idea why he was chosen for the honor but that he is a lifelong fan of the race. congratulations.
new jersey lawmakers can be on the verge of passing something called the britney bill. it is named, yes, after britney spears. it's aimed at attracting big stars like her. if they play a four nightstand they'll be able to waive taxes. if you play here you'll get a lot of fans, hopefully business is better. out west, it's a breathtaking site in the sky. >> dozens of hot air balloons created remarkable pictures. more than 28 countries, they come to new mexico each year. >> 5:54.
>> never be up there. hot air balloon? >> the champaign, that's the tradition. >> is it? >> have you been there? >> i have. >> very nice. >> around the world in 80 days. around the bronx in 5 minutes. >> right. >> around central park. >> that's right. >> good hot air ballooning weather this morning because the wind is lighter. that's what you want. we're talking about temperatures -- don't get any ideas, michael. 73 the expected high this afternoon. that's above normal. look for clear skies tonight. cool but not as chilly. upper 50s in the city. upper 40s to low 50s. nice weather mid week and we'll return at the 6:00 hour. >> chris, thank you. lauren? >> we saw a couple of tours out there. some have cleared but the ones that are out there we'll take a look. the b 16, bx 19, m 9, m 42,
if you're getting p on the subways we have delays on b and d trains. uptown 3 trains running from 42nd street to 96th. a couple of service changes there. major commuter lines are in good shape. staten island residents can continue paying the discounted toll at the verrazano bridge. u.s. supreme court rejecting the deal yesterday by a group of drivers from four states. they've argued that discounting the tolls violates their constitutional right to travel. that was the argument they made. drivers who do not live on staten island can pay as much as $16 to cross the bij. a queens lawmaker is trying something new to silence the noise from laguardia airport. grace ming introduced a bill. it would empower the epa to monitor the noise levels. she claims a 3-year-old faa noise abatement program is not working. she says more jets are flying over homes in her district. if you've ever been in one of those neighborhoods around queens, eastern part of the
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>> i'm michael gargiulo. it's a little early but are we going to have good weather for playoff baseball? >> looks that way heading into the evening. nice. temperatures probably upper 60s. beautiful night for a ball game. a little chilly in the northwestern suburbs. franklin, 41. belvidere 41. flirting with dipping into the 30s in a few locations. thinning down to 52. the shore, long branch coming in at a crisp 46 degrees. lots of sunshine from start to finish. noon temperatures start to bounce back in the 60s. 68 degrees. forecasting mid afternoon high of 73 degrees. nice looking weather. let's see if the commute is nice looking so far. lauren? we have a new problem coming in. pretty big one. heading to staten island on the verrazano bridge, the upper level is shut down. certainly a slowdown getting into this area because of this. i'll keep a close eye on it. things open heading into brooklyn.
down on the verrazano bridge. tappan zee bridge heading to rockland, an accident blocks two lanes at the end of the span here. the center lane is the only one that gets by. there's a diesel fuel spill out there. it will take a little while to clean up. delays starting to build through here. more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. 6:00 a.m. right now. now to two tragic crashes on the same roadway on staten island. a pregnant woman and male pedestrian were struck and killed within hours of each other. "today in new york's" katherine creag is along hyland boulevard. it's shocking to hear this happened hours apart. >> reporter: absolutely, darlene. it's heartbreaking to hear about these two tragedies. as you mentioned, one of them involves a woman who was six months along. at least six months pregnant. also the mother to two little girls, 4 and 5 years old. the tragedy happening here on hyland boulevard. also we want to show you a map of, again, the victim. one of them at least six months
killed on hyland boulevard and the victim, shannon lye, only 31 years old. it happened at 11:00 p.m. she was crossing the street. she had just finished her shift at a diner, mike's place, and was headed home. was trying to catch the bus. friends say she had two other children, 4 and 5 years old. she wanted to get home to them so she was allowed by her manager to leave the diner early. the woman, 31-year-old shannon lye was knocked unconscious by the driver, by the car, and she later died. here's an interviewee just did with her boss. take a listen. >> she asked me if she could leave early to be with her two beautiful daughters and of course i agreed since the night was slow and ten seconds later we heard impact and everybody ran out. >> reporter: as we mentioned earlier in the evening, about 7:30 at night also on hyland boulevard, tragically a 61-year-old man was also killed
as he crossed the street. he lived very close to where he was struck and killed. the drivers, darlene, in both fatal conditions, they stayed at the scene and gave their accounts to the nypd. according to investigators, these were accidents. no criminality at this. so tragic when you hear the victims, darlene. back to you. >> it is, katherine creag in staten island. kat, thank you. three suspects in custody after a wild chase in the bronx. they speeded away from officers when they crashed into a car that seriously injured a 70-year-old driver. surveillance cameras actually captured it. the school bus just missed the whole thing. you see the get away car careening through the intersection. east 167th and intervale avenue. moments later that car slams a delivery cab and then into a second vehicle. >> it was bad. we heard it, voom. >> i just was worried, ecu look at the time and my kids get out of school. there's a lot of kids here so i
was more worried about the kids and if there was going to be a shooting. >> the sus spigot did try to run but they were captured. the innocent drivers are all expected to be okay. right now plan a longer trip north on amtrak because of yesterday's derailment. train 55 called the vermonter hit a rock slide monday just south of montpelier. four passengers and two crew members were slightly hurt. one crew member was seriously hurt. track work is underway in that area right now. amtrak is running buses between springfield, mas chews sets massachusetts and destinations in vermont. flood waters continue to rise even though the rain has stopped. multiple dams holding back small lakes first sending water downstream. the shelters are filling up with families. with water not safe to drink, bottled water is getting harder to find. mandatory evacuations are in place for some areas. some people are not listening to thosu warnings. >> we don't want to come out and rescue you and we don't want to have you added to this number of
fatalities. >> the storms are being blamed sfor 11 deaths. last night president obama cls aimed eight counties a federal disaster. he'll help aid with recovery and assistance. that includes orants, low cost loans and programs. people are out of their homes. financial hardship. the "today" show is following all of the overnight developments for south carolina. they'll have the latest in a live report ahead at 7:00 a.m. governor nikki haley i saying don't come back. don't try that. >> that's right. it's not something you want to see. >> this is not the type of thing to come and take pictures of this is a 1,000 year flood if you will. >> it's not a show. dangerous to be out there at this point. give it a few days for the water to recede. it will. things slowly improving down there. weather starts out again on the chilly side. lower 40s in the suburbs especially north and west. long island, a lot of 40s in most areas. you need the fall jackets, that's for sure. lots of sunshine throughout the day. that will warm things up again. a enice rebound of the temperatur this afternoon.
back to the lower 70s. less of a breeze. yo ku can appreciate the lower 70s and the sunshine will feel fantastic. 52 w h the city that's been the low so far. we break it down this way. plenty of sunshine throughout the day. upper 60s by noon. should reach the high of 73. that takes care of weather. time for a little traffic. here's lauren. >> we have a couple of problems out ere on the area crossings. the staten island verrazano bridge is shut down. hid to the lower level. we-7 have p blems on the tappan zee bridge. we have ky symington over the scene. heading to rockland county almost to the end of the span. you can see there are emergency crews out there. there is a diesel fuel spill in addition to that. this could be out there for quite a while. one lane getting by at this point. thankfully this is heading to rockland county. delays are not so bad because traffic at this hour usually is a little lighter in that direction. you can see about halfway across the span it's stop and go. certainly leave yourself extra time there.
eye on ti. subways, uptown 3 trains run local 42nd street to 96. you can expect delays downtown to b and d. major commuter lines look good. no delays or stops there. theee meter rules are still in effect. we'll have more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. 6:07 now. we're getting a look at a woman wanted for a pair of bold robberies in the bronx. "today in new york's" tracie strahan has new video. tracie. >> reporter: michael, put the money in the bag, that's what the owner of the bodega told me. she remains on the run. thanks to newly released video they have a bette look at her. no mask on her face when s entered the deli last monday pointing a gun as soon as she entered the door. this happened at 10:00. she did direct the owner to give her the money, then made off with roughly $300 in cash.
the nypd is linking the same female robber to an incident the very next day, last tuesday at a bodega on the 100 block of thayer avenue. once again she goes inside pointing the gun at everyone and then demanded money. police say the clerk did comply in this incident and gave her an unknown amount of cash. you can see this video again on our website, nbcnewyork.com to get a better look at the woman who was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt at the time. michael, the workers here at this deli says it's the first time they've been hit. they're just grateful no one was injured in the incident. back to you. >> tracie, thank ypr very much. happening today, the coast guard will be back searching for possible survivors from a missing u.s. cargo ship. they now believe the elsaroasank near the bahamas. the body of one crew member was found. life boats and other debris were also spotted. the ship's owner said the captain planned to go around hurricane joaquin when the vessel somehow became disabled. america's top commander in afghanistan could be in the hot
he'll be grilled about the deadly u.s. air str orikes on a hospital in kunduz. 22 people were killed. the pentagon now says afghan oops called in the airstrikes. they say they were coming under taliban fire from the hospital. doctors without borders ran that facility. they insist no taliban were linside. 6:09 now. in new jersey a nightmare for dozens of workers following a simple flu shop. 67 people work for otsuka pharmaceuticals are being tested for hiv and hepatitis. e nurse giving those flu shots used the same syringe over and over. the needle was changed out. >> we feel it's important that they are aware of their health status and that they understand what the risk is and what the potential is. >> to make matters worse, the health department says the nurse used a lower than recommended dose of the flu vaccine and they're recommending those
woodrkers get that shot all over again. happening today, a postseason baseball -- postseason baseball returns to the bronx. yankees host the houston astros in the american league wild card game. the yankees, though, will be playing for pitcher cc sabathia. he shocked everyone by announcing that he checked himself into an alcohol rehab center and will miss the playoffs. in a statement sabathia ersays, quote, it hurts me deeply to do this now but i owe it to myself and to my family to get myself right. >> cc's a guy that can step up in a situation like that, i hope it gives courage to other people to step up. >> we're going to miss him throughout the playoffs but i'm glad to see that he stepped up and is working to become better through all of this. >> we play for cc now. >> for tonight's game the yankees are giving their ball to their ace, tanaka. microsoft holding ank vent in new york city today. unveiling new products. the company is expected to show off new smart phones that run windows 10. also expected to unveil a new
surface pro tablet. itme?" will have a bigger screen, a wearable fitness device and more information on its virtual reality headset. which app developers will get their hands on next year. they love the virtual reality. >> right now. it's 6:10. now? we'll tell you how a local lawmaker plans to fix local dead >> in fr the kitchen. an american airlines pilot dies mid flight. this morning we know more about the pilot, his medical history and his fam beily background. he was a dedicated family man. plus weather and traffic on the 4s is coming up. you're watching "today in new
62 degrees. 6:14 right now. it is tuesday morning. time ul for weather and traffic on the 4s. feeling fall like. crisp out there. chris was describing it perfectly. you need the sweater in the morning and then you fling it over your shoolder. >> cool sinatra look. >> i kind of like tying mine over like the tennis club. >> okay. that's fine. however you want to do it, you'll need the jackets, indeed, early on. you probably won't later as we art out in the 40s and end up t in the 70s by this afternoon. sunshine today right through thursday. just a few more clouds tomorrow. next chance of any rain comes along later friday or friday night. it appears it could last into a few showers left over into early sat. school day forecast starts out chilly this mo ing again, 40s and 50s. recess it's 68. by dismissal, low 70s. this is where a lot of the jackets get left on the bus in lost and found. any activities after school, perfect conditions again. nice and dry.
nice morning out across long raland island. kings bar, 53. valley stream at 49 degrees. out east, westhampton in pine baron. 41 in sussex. a lot of 40s once you get north and west of the city. but they'll bounce back nicely, too, this afternoon. storm system that was plaguing south carolina, devastating flooding has finally shifted far enough to the north and east to take the showers off shore and away from them. joaquin continues to move away in the atlantic. we a in the clear. that's where we're going to stvo. beautiful afternoon. 73 degrees. ce. above normal. not as chilly as recent nights. clear skies. 59 should do it in the city. distant suburbs, more like upper 40s as opposed to lower 40s. more clouds in the picture. there will be sunshine. another winning day with your high temperature 74 degrees. again, way above normal. playoff action, astros and yaofnks, 8:08 first pitch. temperatures should slide down through the 60s during the game but with light wind, really
weather not having a big impact on the game. thursday, little cooler. ill tce and mild though. upper 60s with a good deal ofc sunshine around. a weak front comes through. stronger cold front starts to arrive later friday, friday night. this will be preceded and comp nied by showers. look for a high of 70. gets cooler behind. morning showers. temperatures able to drop back down in the low 60s. then we bounce it back again. lots of sunshine. looks like the nicer of the two this weekend. little warming trend early this week. more sunshine, upper 60s to near 70 degrees. a few seconds after 6:17. heading out the door, here's lauren. s>> we have big problems for the lirr and thankt ou to my commuters out there that tweeted to me about this. service is temporarily suspended in both directions between ronkonkoma and farming dale. du he to an unauthorized vehicle on the tracks east of farmingdale. lta or lirr is encouraging people to take advantage of another route.
we have a bunch of problems on the roads. accidentinn 84 eastbound after 17 k. that's in e left lane. heading over to the tappan zee bridge, a tractor-trailer accident out there on the rockland bound side of the span right before you get to the end of it. that blocks two lanes. only the center lane gets by. there is a fuel spill there. that could take a while to clean up. heading over to mccarter highway. accident out there. all lanes are subject to closure. delays are building quickly through here. then over on the verrazano bridge, here is an update. earlier the staten island upper level was shut down. closed. you can still see some delays on the gowanas. you can still take the lower level there. alternate side of the street parking rules are suspended but there. route 71 shut down between lake rinley avenue. we're learning new details mi red-flight on the way to phoenix
kerry barrett is live in the newsroom with new overnight details. >> the name of the captain is michael johnson. nbc spoke with his wife betty jean. the 57-year-old captain became incapacitated. he died mid-flight while on a packed red eye from phoenix to boston. there were 147 passengers, five crew members on ard. passengers say t iy noticed the plane began to descend briefly. they had no idea what was going on behind the scenes. the co-pilot was able to take over control of the flight and fely made an emergency land being in syracusee but it wasn't until they landed that the paf ssengers saw all of the emergency vehicles on the tarmac. >> that'stwhy, e train. when you do something over and over and over again it becomes routine under adversity. >> they do train for this kind of thing. about an hour later the passengers were put on another flight to boston. nobody was hurt but american airlinre released a statement saying they lost a husband, a father, many lost a personal ffriend.
company is very proud of the team work and professionalism of this crew during an extremely difficult time. now the captain's wife said that he had a heart attack and a double bypass back in 2006. said he was in really good health. she also said that the airline required rather than every year required him to have a physical every six months in order to continue flying. the medical examiner's office says he died of natural causes. we don't know just yet specifically what though. darlene? >> kerry barrett, kerry, thank you. 6:20 now. edward snowden says he's willing to come home, even go to prison. the nsa whistle-blower tells the bbc he hasn't received an acceptable plea bargain deal. he's living in exile in moscow. without a deal he faces as many 3t years behind bars for revealing u.s. cyber secrets. know snowden says so far they
to have a safe place to play. you'll see it today at 7:00 a.m. beautiful. today a good day, playoffs are on. >> absolutely. >> probably the next few days. in good shape. back to the nice weather roll. was interrupted last week. back on it this week. 60s yesterday, low 70s today. beginning to end. off to a chilly start this morning. upper 50s tonight with clear skies. 40s in the suburbs. back to the 70s again tomorrow. for all intents and purposes we're back where we belong. above normal temperatures. >> above where we belong. >> train suspension? >> yeah, we have some big problems for lirr commuters, we'll start with that. suspension in both directions on the ronkonkoma and farmingdale. unauthorized vehicle on the tracks east of farmingdale. it was not struck by a train but the car did catch on fire.
in the meantime lirr customers are advised to go over to the montauk branch or jeffersonville. we have new lock avenue and ult particular ka avenue. major deacon. just the left lane is open. very heavy delays here. we also have other problems on the roads. i'll have details coming up in a bit. 6:26. coming up next, a bold robber on the run in the bronx. >> reporter: she doesn't wear a mask but she demands lots of cash all while holding a gun. i'm tracie strahan live in the bronx with a look at security video that caught the robber on the run. that's coming up. >> reporter: i'm katherine creag live on staten island. two pedestrians struck and killed. one of the victims, a pregnant mother of two. we'll hear from her co-workers coming up. if you're about to head out the door, take us with you. keep watching "today in new
6:30. two pedestrians killed in separate crashing on the same roadway. one is a pregnant mother. a family demanding answers when a loved one missing for days is found dead in a hospital bathroom. new this morning, we're getting a look at a bold woman who robbed at least two delis. "today in new york" starts now. >> 6:30 a.m. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm darlene rodriguez. chris cimino. >> i thought you were going to forget me. >> i could never forget you. >> temperatures cooling down. larcmmont, 49. floral park, 49 degrees. in town still clinging to the 50s. low 50s at that. a lot of low 40s in new jersey and parts of the hudson valley. we have a lot of this heading our way. not just tall buildings, sunshine. crisp and sunny. by noon, 68 degrees. not too much in the breeze department either looking for a
high of 73. forecast on the 4s. the commute is getting a little tough out there, lauren. >> rails, lirr, service suspended between ronkonkoma and farmingdale pretty big stretch. unauthorized vehicle on the car. the train did not strike the vehicle but the vehicle did catch fire so this could still be out there for quite a while. you'll need to use the montauk branch or port jefferson branch. we have a suspension on the 3 train between new lots avenue and utica avenue. ky symington is live in chopper 4 over one of them. this is the verrazano bridge heading to staten island. we have an accident on the upper levels. the right lane is blocked. earlier all lanes were shut down. things are still moving very slowly heading to staten island on the upper level of the verrazano bridge but heading over to brooklyn, things are still moving along. you'll want to utilize the lower level instead this morning. we'll keep you updated.
more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. quite the scene. now to two tragic crashes on the same roadway in staten island. a pregnant woman and a male pedestrian were struck and killed within hours of each other. katherine creag is along hyland boulevard in anno andale. >> reporter: michael, that is also true. you know what, a lot of people who work and live around here tell us there are so many drivers who speed along this stretch hyland boulevard. this is where that pregnant woman who was also the mother of two little girls was struck by a car. she later died. hylan boulevard, the victim, shannon lyes, she was only 31 years old. it happened at 11:00 last night. she was at least six months along was hit by a car as she crossed hylan boulevard to catch a bus. she was headed home to her daughters, 4 and 5 years old. she was knocked unconscious and
later died at a hospital. her manager, one of the many people who rushed to her side, told us that she was a hard working woman and she loved her family. >> when i first met her i haven't been here very long myself. she had babies. she was very, very, you know, family oriented person. she worked very hard for her kids. >> reporter: and a few hours earlier on hylan boulevard closer to bay street, a 61-year-old man was also killed as he crossed the street. the drivers in both fatal collisions stayed at the scene and talked with officers, michael. we understand no criminality in either case according to the nypd. still, you hear from so many people, michael, about this stretch road. hylan boulevard and bay street. drivers go way too fast. >> kat, thank you so much. a robber targeted one of the best known luxury hotels.
video of the gunman who robbed the plaza hotel. he pulled a gun on the clerk at the travel x currency exchange. he got away with thousands of dollars in cash. this morning police say the long island doctor found dead in the doorway of a chelsea apartment building may have overdosed on cocaine. several law enforcement sources tell news 4 that dr. kirs sten seveny used the drug in the hours before she died. police say the two men seen on security video carrying her into the vestibule of that building and then calling 911, of them neither are expected to face charges. 6:34 now. new york senator charles schumer wants the fcc to investigate cell phone dead zones. lawmakers say the dead zones in northern westchester and putnam counties are not accurately reflected on coverage maps provided by the wireless carriers. a study by newmetrics ranked the hudson valley area dead last for
mobile network performance. maps show the region as having solid cell service. >> solid? >> westchester county resident, i can say not the case. >> my own house i can't get out. 6:34. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. we go through this all the time. the second i'm pulling into my house. pulling up to the house, i've got to go. i've got to go. bye. >> done. >> i know the feeling. we've got some chillier temperatures to start the day. milder temperatures yesterday. mid and upper 60s. most areas requires a jacket. generous amount of sunshine. nice rebound into the low 70s this afternoon and with less breeze it will feel nice in the mid afternoon hours. still cool, 52 in the city. 40s in the burbs. go from the low 50s to the upper 60s by noon with lots of sunshine around. 3:00, still plenty of sunshine. that's when we start to feel the impact of the surn n warming things
up. evening hours sunshine and warming up at 73. weather has been an easy go. parts of the commute have gone belly up. here's lauren with the latest. >> lirr commuters, we do have service suspended in both directions on the ronkonkoma bran. . between ronkonkoma and farmingdale. the vehicle caught fire. this could be out there for a while. you'll need to head to the montauk branch or port jefferson branch branch. no bus service is in place. an accident south on d and ramp to 138th street. it goes all the way back to the cross bronx expressway. then heading over to neptune, we have route 71 shut down in both directions out between lake terrace and brinley avenue. police activity out there. otherwise, things moving along pretty nicely in new jersey. alternate side of the street parking is suspended but you will need to pay the meter. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. 6:36.
a look at the woman wanted for a pair of bold robberies in the bronx. tracie strahan is in fordham manor with this video. good morning. >> reporter: darlene, good morning to you. both incidents happened last week. the m.o. pretty much the same. a woman came in with a gun drawn and didn't even cover her face. the first incident happened last monday on king ridge road. you can see the woman entering this bodega and 10:00 p.m. pointing a gun as she walked through the door. over the phone police told me she told the owner to put the money in the bag and then made off with roughly $300 in cash. now the nypd is linking the same robber to an incident 24 hours later last tuesday at a bodega on the 100 block of thayer avenue. she's seen entering with a gun pointed at everyone inside. she demanded cash. when the clerk complied she took
you can see it again on our website, nbc 4 new york.com. no physicality reported. no one was injured. the worker at this bodega says it was the first time they were robbed and now they're on high alert. the family of a hospital worker will weigh their options. last thursday he went to the emergency room and had an injured finger. somehow he became locked in a restroom and died. he was not found until yesterday. >> unbelievable this could happen. it's insane. just not right. they could do nothing, you know? treating patients, treating their workers. disgusting. >> the family says the hospital worker told them they moved mr. iuso's body thinking he was still alive. the nypd is investigating. police confiscated more than
the officers spotted six men unloading boxes from a tractor-trailer in elmhurst around 1:30 yesterday morning. as they got closer they smelled marijuana, a strong smell. prosecutors say $3.5 million worth of the drug was seized. the six men arrested are due to be arraigned today. and a queens lawmaker says she wants some help to quiet the noise from laguardia airport. congresswoman grace ming introduced a bill empowering the epa to quiet the noise level. the jets flying over her area are getting worse. that's despite a noise abatement program put in place three years ago by the faa. 6:39. you're getting invited to celebrate the great john lennon's birthday. yoko ono wants you to help create the largest peace sign. they are expecting 6,000 people there. john lennon's birthday is
actually coming up on friday and that's when it was passed. he would have turned 75 years old. they're trying to have a tribute for him. it would be a nice tribute. >> sure would. 6:39. a lot of hot issues for iphone owners. we'll tell you the new problem that the people are reporting with the brand-new model. up next, a kitten stuck in a chilly storm drain. we'll tell you how rescuers managed to save the little cat. and weather and traffic coming up on the 4s.
a store owner in middle village was walking along 72nd street when he heard the cry from the kitten coming from a storm drain. he said he called 311 and animal rescue groups. they said they couldn't help until the morning. he sent a tweet to the 104th precinct and officers were soon at the scene to help get the kitten out. how cute. >> a tweet and they took action. >> you know, the nypds are active tweeters. >> very active tweeters. >> we've seen their communications online. the @thankfulcat right now. >> a baby rat that was crying -- >> with the pizza. >> with the pizza. >> you don't think that everybody would rush to help? >> i'm not sure. just saying. as we head out the door, 40s and 50s in the city, it is going to warm up this afternoon, pretty nicely. nice comfortable low 70s before the day is through. yesterday was still a little bit too cool for you, this one will be a little bit better. 52 and clear. that's the low so far in central
park this morning. a lot of the burbs lower than that. headlines pointing to a chilly start and much milder finish. sunshine through thursday sitting pretty for a good stretch weather. by friday clouds roll in. friday night round of showers comes through lasting into part of saturday early morning. i think the bulk of saturday afternoon should go on out. fantastic weather, normal highs 67. we make it back up to 73 today. that will be the trend at least for the next couple of days. even 50 in secaucus. staten island 48. parsippany, 48. 44 in emerson. astoria, 44 degrees. new jersey in the 40s. if not a few isolated upper 40s in extreme northwest new jersey. finally a break for south carolina. that system has moved off shore taking the rain away. things getting a little more aggressive moving off north and westbound. we're basically in the clear with high pressure in charge and
lots of sunshine throughout the day today. news tracker shows it looking good. a weak front will be coming through. clouds still in the picture mixing with sunshine. it starts to clear out as we go towards the evening hours. that will set the stage for thursday being a bright and sunny day being a little bit cooler. very nice. 73 the expected highs with a chilly start. tonight a cool night. not as chilly. upper 50s in the city. upper 40s to 50s. upper 60s on thursday. another mild, sunny day. looking good. by friday here comes the front from the west with the threat of some showers. i think the morning is dry. early afternoon and then late afternoon through the evening showers will sweep on through from west to east. could linger into early saturday and then we'll start to get some clearing later saturday afternoon. 70 friday with the shower threat.
nice day for sunday. upper 60s and better weather. let's find out the latest on the commute getting dicey in spots. >> good news, service has been restored on the ronkonkoma and farmingdale. they did get that cleared out pretty quickly. all of the major commuter lines look pretty good. subways, uptown 6 running express from 14th up to 125th. we have delays on downtown b and d. we saw the suspension on the 3 train. service is suspended in both directions between new lots avenue and utica avenue. that's it for the rails. then if you're getting on the roads, tappan zee bridge to rockland county. early accident in the right lanes. very heavy delays back to the tolls as you make your way across the span. heading over to the garden state parkway, accident came in heading up to route 3. an accident after 151 watchung avenue.
route 71 still shut down in both directions there between lake terrace and brinley avenue. a lot of the accidents have cleared. there's plenty of congestion out there though. alternate side of the street parking rules are suspended. you still need to pay the meeters. thank you very much, lauren. it's called the britney bill. lawmakers hoping it will be music to the ears of the people in atlantic city. it would give top stars an exemption from state income taxes. they have to perform at least four straight concerts. the goal is to attract crowds to atlantic city. also newark, who will am dale, trenton and camden. the latest problem for iphones, a real hot button issue you might say. according to reports users of the first 6s phones say the button i.d., the touch i.d. button at the top of your phone gets very hot to the touch. apple has not said anything about the issue. meanwhile, other users are reporting such bugs as poor response by links in safari and
the internet and poor sound quality from the internal speaker with the phone. so maybe they have some stuff to work out. >> some glitches. 6:48. coming up next a cereal recall. what you need to know before pouring that bowl of cheerios. follow us on facebook and twitter, darlene4ny and michaelg4ny. you're watching "today in new york." back to school? how about...back to blinds! during blinds to go's early fall savings sale, save 20 to 30% on all the season's latest looks in cellular shades and cascade double shades. that'll really make blinds to go.
it includes use by dates of july 12th through july 25th of 2016 as well as cheerios use by dates july 14th through july 17th, 2016. for more information head to nbcnewyork.com nbcnewyork.com. the "today" show is coming up. we check in with matt and savannah to see what's coming up. good morning. >> good morning. we have misery and devastation in south carolina. the rain has stopped thankfully, but these deadly floods are wreaking more havoc today. dams are bursting making things much worse. we'll get a live report. senator marco rubio is rising in the polls. we're going to talk to him about his surge and how his strength is also making him the focus of a little bit of negative attention from his opponent. and imagine if you spent thousands of dollars on concert tickets and then found out they're fake? jeff rossen has a live surprise for some previously disappointed
taylor swift fans. >> hue jackman and pharrell will stop by. michael and darlene, back to you. >> i know you've met taylor swift and you know how devoted the fans are. i'm sure the girls were devastated when they couldn't go. >> absolutely. they let out some words we can't say on the air. >> i know. >> nothing that will help. jeff rossen. >> looking forward to it. >> up next we're going to check in with lauren. getting update on the issues for the long island railroad commuters this morning. >> you're watching "today in new york." if you look closely, you can see the exact second, when curiosity becomes wonder, when winter becomes christmas, and joy becomes a tradition.
welcome back now. two tragic crashes on the same road in staten island. >> "today in new york's" katherine creag it is in the annandale area. kat. >> reporter: a pregnant mother to two little girls. this is where she was struck by a car, hylan boulevard. we have a photo of her. she was only 31 years old. shannon lyes. she was leaving her place of work, mike's diner, crossing the street to catch a bus. she was just finishing her shift. she was knocked unconscious and later died. tragically a few hours earlier a 61-year-old man, darlene and michael, was also struck by a car and killed. back to you. >> kat, thank you very much. now to tracie strahan in the fordham manor of the bronx where
the search is on for a bold robber. >> she's linked to two incidents that happened 4 hours 24 hours apart. the first one happened just last monday. security cameras caught her entering this deli on kings ridge road pointing a gun. she made off with $300 in cash after telling the owner to put the money in the bag. now the nypd is linking that same female robber to an incident the very next day, last tuesday at a bodega on the 100 block of thayer avenue. the good news in both incidents, no injuries reported. back to you. we're now getting a look at the robber who targeted one of manhattan's best known luxury hotels who was just released in these photos. the gunman robbed the travel x currency exchange at the plaza hotel yesterday. he got away with a stack of euros worth thousands of dollars. fans headed to yankee stadium for tonight's wild card playoff game can take a ride on a nostalgic train.
going to leave 42nd grand central at approximately 7:00 p.m. it entered service in 1917 and worked into the early 1960s. i had a he love to ride on that train. >> very cool. >> very cool. as part of that, lauren is going down to the 1917 traffic. >> sure. trains are runlting slow back then. update for lirr commuters, up to 30 minute delays on the ronkonkoma. this is residual. heading to rockland county, tappan zee bridge really slow because of an earlier accident that just cleared. looks like they cleared something on the new york state through way. that seems to be moving along fine. watch out for an accident on the l.i.e. after exit 62. >> chris, one more check of the weather. >> fall beauty. we're starting out on the chilly side but we get to 73 this afternoon. lots of sunshine. all areas should climb into the low 70s. cool but not as chilly. upper 50s.
47, a few more clouds in the mix. upper 60s with sunshine thursday. next chance of any rain coming along later friday and into early saturday. the bulk of the weekend is dry. another warming trend earlier next week. >> fantastic. the "today" show is coming up next. that's what's happening "today in new york." good morning. on the edge. in the carolinas the death tell rises as the flooding gets worse. nearly 20 dams now breached. more ready to burst. >> we've got so many that's breaking. they're tlaking as we're speak. >> homes under water. hundreds evacuations and roads washed out. we're there live. scare in the sky. >> medical emergency. captain sin capacitated. >> a pilot dies in the cockpit right in the middle of a cross-country flight. the american airlines jet forced