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good morning, everybody. 5:00 a.m. on this friday, october 9th. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm darlene rodriguez. storm team 4's chris cimino is here with the forecast. >> good morning. starting off on the relatively milder side. temperatures generally in the mid and upper 50s this morning. city now down to 62. we're still the warm spot. nearby suburbs, upper 50s. a few upper 40s and low 50s. temperatures in most locations a couple notches warm enthan yesterday morning. fairly gray sky. we may poke some holes at times, allowing for some sun. a warm southwest wind. 74 by noon. forecasting a high of 78. watch out for a shower or thunderstorm threat late afternoon and early evening. >> chris, thanks very much. we want to the head to oslo, norway, where the nobel peace prize announcement is imminent.
contribution to the building of a plurl alistic democracy in tunisia in the wake of the revolution in 2011. the quartet was formed in summer of 2013 when the process informs danger of collapsing as a result of political assassinations and widespread social unrest. it established an alternative peaceful political process at a time when the country was on the brink of civil war. it was thus instrumental in enabling tunisia in the space of a few years to establish a constitutional system of government guaranteeing fundamental rights for the entire population, irrespective of gender, political conviction, or religious belief.
has comprised four key organizations in the tunisian civil society. the tunisian general labor union, the tunisian confederation of industry, trade, and handicrafts, the tunisian human rights league, and the tunisian order of lawyers. these organizations represent different sectors and values in the tunisian society, working life and welfare, principles of rule of law, and human rights. on this basis, the quartet exercised its role as a mediator and driving force to advance peaceful democratic development in toou me that that with great moral authority.
to this quartet. the arab spring orch iginated in tunisia in 2010 and 2011 but quickly spread to a number of countries in north africa and the middle east. in many of these countries, the struggle for democracy and fundamental rights as come to a standstill or suffered setbacks. tunisia, however, has seen a democratic transition based on vibrant civil society with demands for respect of basic human rights. >> all right. you see the announcement there. it's a bit of a surprise, but the winner is the tunisian quartet. this is a group of four different organizations that have helped navigate tunisia's transformation from the start of the arab spring to where they stand now. >> that's right. it is a coming together of the islamist led government and different groups that have
mediated between these parties to find a way out of serious political standoffs. you see there the chairman of the norwegian nobel committee making this announcement. i think a lot of people here in the west not as familiar with this particular group, but certainly this is who has won the nobel prize today. peace prize. >> congratulations to them. much more about this throughout the morning. >> we want to get to our other news this morning. there's been a violent attack in brooklyn that involves an elder elderly man who was attacked and robbed near his home. this morning police say they have a good look at the two suspects. katherine creag is in prospect parg with that. >> reporter: this was an innocent victim. that attack happened right here at east 21st street. the victim was almost home. he was on the same block, almost to his residence, when he was attacked. two young men, according to the nypd, jumped the elderly victim. it happened tuesday at 4:20 in the afternoon. the victim, a 79-year-old man, was heading home when the two young men came up from behind.
one put him in a chokehold and threw him to the ground. the other one pulled down his pants. they took his wallet, which had more than $1,000 in it. also credit cards, they took his mobile fun and took off running. the video and photos of the suspects show them at an adidas store by avenue u and flat bush avenue. they bought merchandise using the elderly man's credit card. as for that victim, he was taken to the hospital, checked out, and released. back to you. >> thank you. time for weather and traffic. going to head to the weather center. looking at chrissy cimino. happy friday. >> we made it to friday. not a bad start, just on the cloudy side. it turns breezy, but it's a warm wind direction. south to southwest wind that will increase to 10 to 20 miles an hour at times, sending temperatures into the mid and upper 70s. well above normal despite the fact we see a fair amount of clouds. could be a spotty shower early.
a line of showers and maybe thunderstorms moving in late in the afternoon and for the evening. that's the main focus for the rain threat today. 62 now in the city. 74 by noontime. 78 the expected high at 3:00. but 4:00 on, we run the risk of a shower or thunderstorm. let's find out about the commute. >> thanks, chris. let's talk about the bus detours out there today. we have to add some new jersey transit bus routes into the mix. about five of them detour through irvingn to because of milling and paving. then we have the b-16, m-8, m-9, and m14d in the city. delays heading northbound on the van wyck expressway this morning. two lanes shut down with road work by jewel avenue. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. don't forget to move your car. more weather and traffic coming up. >> all right, lauren. thank you. an update to a story we brought you yesterday. an attempted abduction in connecticut. police have the car they're looking for. now they're looking for the woman who was behind the wheel.
jen maxfield is in bridgeport with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, darlene. that's right. police here in bridgeport say an arrest is imminent, but the surveillance video of this attempted abduction is just incredibly dramatic. we see this teenager jumping out of a moving car as she tries to save her own life and get away from that attacker. we want to take you right to that video. this surveillance video was recorded at 7:15 a.m. on monday morning on boston road here in bridgeport. if you watch closely, the gray toyota sedan is traveling away from you. you can see the 17-year-old female victim open the door and jump out of the moving car. police say she was walking to school monday morning when a woman drove up and offered her a ride by saying, it's cold, don't you want a ride to school? the teenager took the ride from the stranger. police say she was assaulted in the car and managed to make that dramatic escape. the car, a gray toyota yaris,
>> we've identified the woman who we believe is responsible for this act, and we are very hopeful that an arrest is imminent. >> reporter: parents here in bridgeport are understandably worried, especially since an arrest has not been made, but again, police here do says that an arrest is imminent. we do not have an update on the condition of that teenage girl. she was walking to high school when this attempted abduction occurred. that's the latest live from bridgeport, connecticut. back to you. >> all right, jen maxfield. thank you. the family of a minor league pitcher from youngers who died nearly three weeks after being shot in the head now wants to donate his organs. michael nolan did die yesterday. he had been gunned down in the parking lot on central avenue last month. investigators say it was a retaliation for a fight that had happened two days earlier. the oakland a's. still no word of any arrests.
dozens of people gathered on long island for a vigil for a missing mariner. it happened in east rockaway. he was one of the 33 crew members of the cargo ship that got caught in hurricane joaquin last week between florida and puerto rico. yesterday would have been his 51st birthday. >> i don't think it's really hit us so much yet. it's been a really tough week. it was a really just insane thing that happened. i don't think -- i don't know if i'll ever be able to process it. >> the navy is now getting involved in the search for the missing ship. they hope navy sonar will locate the rest of the wreckage and the ship's data recorder in the deep waters east of the bahamas. 5:09 right now. in the race for the white house, vice president joe biden will huddle with his family this weekend. they plan to discuss that possible run for president. also, biden staff met with the democratic national committee. according to the "new yorker" magazine, they got the lowdown on rules and deadlines for
mounting a campaign. all democratic presidential candidates get that same briefing. in this morning's cnbc money report, netflix is raising its subscription price for new customers to $9.99 a month. current users will continue to pay $8.99 a month until october of next year. the company's basic and premium plans will remain the same. and the number of places you can use apple pay is growing. soon you'll be able to use the service at starbucks, kfc, and chili's restaurants. you can already use apple pay at places like jetblue, macy's, and pet co. the chef who helped create a cajun cuisine craze has died. he was a louisiana native with published cookbooks and a
paul prudhomme died thursday of natural causes. he was really one of those first signature chefs people followed as well. >> sure. he will be missed. 5:10 right now. just ahead, why whole foods is issuing a nationwide recall for cheese. and it's a major curveball on capitol hill. what's next for the gop who are looking for a leader in the house. could it be this man, paul ryan? plus, your weather and traffic on the 4s.
here are four things to know this morning. breaking news. you saw this live moments ago. the nobel peace prize awarded to the tunisian national dialogue quartet for its contributions to building a democracy in tunisia in the wake of arab spring. experts now say this is the time to get your flu shot because it takes two weeks for your body to build immunity against the virus. doctors predict this year's vaccine will work better than last year's. last year's was only 19% effective. a consumer alert for whole foods shoppers. the chain recalling papillon organic roquefort cheese because it could be contaminated with listeria. and today the islanders kick off their season.
the team moves from nassau coliseum to the barclays center this year. a new generation for the islanders. hopefully they'll bring with them they're old and loyal fans as well. >> if you're going to nassau county, now you're going to brooklyn. it's not like coming all the way into manhattan. >> and the railway goes right there. >> the railway, chris? what is that, like a steam locomotive? >> the said the railroad, michael. >> it's the railway. >> let's move along to a weather picture this morning starting out milder than most recent mornings. it turns breezy and warmer this afternoon. look for a shower or thunderstorm late in the afternoon and evening. thatys the best chance across the area. could be a spot shower prior to that. i think the main emphasis is late day and evening. weekend is a winner. back to drier weather. gets a little cooler by the time we get to saturday morning. school day forecast, it starts th t in the 50s and 60s at the bus stops.
a little breezy by recess time. look at the jump in the temperature to the mid-70s. recess leading to dismissal time, 78. could be a couple showers scattered around at that point, especially in our northwestern suburbs. anything after school, there's the risk of shower and thunderstorm activity. be aware of that for outdoor activities. meantime, storm tracker is quiet now. a lot of clouds but thin spots here and there showing up. the rain is still well toyihe north and west. it's a cold front that trails behind that. that's going to swing on through here late afternoon and early evening. warm and breezy ahead of that front. 78 the expected high this afternoon. we should be in the mid-60s this time of year. an evening thunderstorm, especial east of the city. then clearing from west to east overnight. a northerly breeze kicks in and knocks those temperatures back down again. 54 in midtown. 40s in a lot of the suburbs north and west. tomorrow with that cool northerly wind, a good deal of sunshine. it'll feel real nice in the sun, especially shade. high temperature of 64 degrees.
the temperatures bounce back for the latter half of the weekend. by sunday, a beautiful day back into the lower 70s. that trend continues. ugh columbus day off and it's a three-day weekend, we're looking at mid-70s by columbus day with lots of sunshine. a couple of spot showers on esday. mothnday and tuesday are the met home games for their playoff series against the dodgers. tuesday would be the only one we have to be a little concerned with the shower threat. storms later today and early this evening. then it clears out overnight. warming up to 71 sunday. mid-70s monday. there's the shower threat tuesday. right back to normal temperatures wednesday and ursday of next week. let's get back to lauren. any new trouble spots? >> not too many problems on the roads. one on sunrise highway. it remains shutdown westbound between wantagh avenue and wantagh parkway. that's all becauseuof an s accident with a downed pole. plenty of police activity. take local streets to get around it. we'll take a life look outside at the cross bronx expressway
where delays have eased out. things moving along nicely now. heading over to the connecticut turnpike, here's what it looks like out by exit 17. they're in the process of clearing some road work out there as well. it's a little slow going as you make your way southbound. that should be wrapped up soon. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. more weather and traffic ahead. >> all right, lauren. thanks very much. this morning it's a curveball on capitol hill. it has republicans wondering what's next. surprise announcement from the man that many assumed would become the next speaker of the house. nbc's tracie potts is in washington. tracie, yesterday we thought there was going to be not a coronation but that kevin mccarthy would be in good position to take over. that's all changed 24 hours later. >> reporter: no question about that. and the reason that people are making such a big deal about this, mike l, it is a very powerful position, second in line to the presidency. you're right. earlier in the day, kevin mccarthy confirmed he was running to replace john boehner. then suddenly just a few hours
later, he said, nope, i'm out. >> i think i shocked some of you, huh? >> reporter: including his competition. >> absolutely stunned. did not see that coming. >> you think it's a mess. >> it is a mess. i don't think it's a mess. it is a mess. >> reporter: kevin mccarthy insists there are no skeletons in his closet. he says he just wanted to do what's best for a divided party. >> if we are going to unite and be strong, we need a new face to help do that. >> reporter: online, mccarthy later said it became clear that, i would not be that persont conservatives rallied against m in support of a lesser known candidate. >> it will be hard to determine how that's all going to play out. >> reporter: mccarthy admits his comments about using the be bunghazi committee to derail hillary clinton -- >> well, that wasn't helpful. >> reporter: and where does all this leave law kers just weeks before the country reaches its debt limit and another deadline for a government shutdown? >> people think this is all inside baseball. no, this is inside people's paychecks. >> reporter: budget chair paul ryan is said to be outgoing
speaker john boehner's favorite. >> i got nothing to for you guys. >>re joporter: but ryan told reporters he's not running. aides say he's not interested. boehner and mccarthy reportedly are urging him to reconsider. darlene, michael? >> tracie potts in washington. tracie, thank you. on long island, suffolk police say a 24-year-old woman in their custody escaped and stole an ambulance, all while wearing handcuffs. she was initially arrested on several warrants and later taken to st. catherine of siena medical center. somehow she got away and took off in the ambulance. she led police on a chase on jericho turnpike. she was apprehended when she crashed the ambulance into another car. the driver of that car was not hurt. 5:20 now. ahead, what the mets are aying about their first trip to the postseason in almost a decade. plus, this morning we have new information about that fiery crash we reported on yesterday. and new video moments before the
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game one of the nlds later tonight. on thursday, the mets held a workout at dodgers stadium. the amazings getting ready for the postseason for the first time since 2006. david wright and his teammates forging forward in this storybook season. yesterday it was a time to reflect and a time to look ahead. considering the journey you've traveled, what does it mean to be on this field right now? >> it's excellent. i mean, it's -- individually it's satisfying. it's fulfilling. but i'm more excited and proud of this team, of what we've done to be able to represent new york. >> there's a sense of focus that, you know, you don't get caught up in, man, we're finally here, we're about to start. we got business to take care of. >> reporter: darlene, michael, lauren, some pretty good attractions here at universal studios hollywood, but i know chris cimino is thinking about only one thing because he's a die-hard mets fan. for the first time in nine years
years, he gets to see them in postseason action starting tonight at dodgers stadium. in universal city, i'm bruce beck for "today in new york." >> all right, bruce. he got that right. >> we have an update to that. bruce was just spotted on the "back to the future" ride. clips chris, you just got the shoutout from l.a. >> he just got me nervous. i was calm going in. >> mets wine. >> a little bit of both. meantime, before we get to to that, we're talking about a day that's going to feature warm temperatures. upper 70s this afternoon with a strong southwest wind. a lot of clouds, shower threat, maybe spotty early. late afternoon and evening hours, that's the best chance for showers and maybe a gusty thunderstorm in some spots. tonight, evening shower storm up until about 7:00 or 8:00. until that, it clears on out. turns quite a bit cooler overnight. 40s showing up in the suburbs. the weekend is looking really good.
come home for the series. monday, gorgeous. tuesday, maybe a couple showers. i think they'll get both games in. >> game two and three. >> three and four. >> i meant to say that. >> thank you. >> we're going to talk about traffic so we can forget about that. a couple problems out there and road work. out in queens on the jackie robinson parkway, all lanes shutdown westbound from the kew gardens parkway. disabled vehicle on the van wyck expressway northbound. heading over to your commuter checklist, much better news. all of your major commuter lines are running without delays or service changes as of now. >> lauren, thanks very much. just ahead, the nobel peace prize winner announced just moments ago. and a disturbing crime spree in the bronx. police announce an arrest. >> reporter: and i'm katherine creag.
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an elderly man choked and robbed on the street. a good look at the suspects. plus, this morning there's been a break in the investigation of the attempted abduction. the teen victim escaping by jumping from a moving car. and the emotional trip president obama will take today. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everyone. it's friday morning, october 9th. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. chris cimino is here with the forecast. not exactly october temperatures, chris. >> a little bit above normal this morning. by this afternoon, well above normal. we're starting out in the mid to upper 50s. that's a clear sign we're in a warmer air mass. 62 in the city right now. low 60s down the jersey shore. across long island, a lot of 50s. a jump in temperature by noon. a warm breeze out of the southwest.
about 74 at that point. late afternoon towards the evening, we have to watch for showers and thunderstorms. a high temperature, a balmy 78 degrees. a little after 5:30 in the morning. let's find out how the friday commute is rolling along. >> it's rolling along nicely through most of the area. picked up. a couple problems out there. one of them on sunrise highway westbound. all lanes shutdown win wantagh avenue and the wantagh parkway. up. in the meantime, head to local streets or to southern state parkway. and we will talk about a disabled vehicle on the van wyck expressway. this is northbound by the grand central parkway. it blocks the center lane. a slow ride getting through here. the jackie robinson parkway still shutdown westbound. more weather and traffic coming up. >> lauren, thank you. breaking news this morning. the nobel peace prize is out, and it's a bit of a surprise. it's going to a group in tunisia that grew out of the arab spring uprisings. this announcement coming just
>> the nobel peace prize for 2015 is to be awarded to the tunisian national dialogue quartet. >> that quartet is actually a coalition of groups that's credited with helping keep democracy alive in ttunisia. new this morning a violent attack in brooklyn. an elderly man attacked an robbed near his home. katherine creag is in prospect park with that. >> reporter: and darlene, not only did the two suspects attack that elderly man here in brooklyn, but they're also going on a shopping spree using the victim's credit cards. that's also, though, how investigators tracked the suspects down. the attack happened here east 21st street in the middle of the day. 4:20 in the afternoon this past tuesday. the victim, a 79-year-old man, was almost home, walking home when two men came up from behind. one put him in a chokehold and threw him to the ground. the other pulled down his pants
more than $1,000 in it and his credit cards. there is video and photo of the suspects showing them at an adidas store. it's not very close to here, but according to the nypd, they used the victim's credit cards, and that's how police maced ed managed to get the video of the suspects. >> all right, kat. thank you. new this morning, a man accused of grabbing and sexually arrest. 37-year-old greg boyden faces a slew of charges, including forcible touching and sexual abuse. police say in four separate instances he either exposed himself or inappropriately touched boys between the ages of 12 and 15. in two cases, he tried to lure those boys to have sex with him, according to police. also new this morning, a long island man charged with stalking young children is due
police say 71-year-old philip malfettone was spotted in a parked car watching children. he's charged with four counts of stalking and endangering the welfare of a child. happening today, jeh johnson visits the flood-damaged areas of south carolina. he'll be joined by representatives from fema. they'll discuss the recovery with federal, state, and local officials. this comes as the state's governor is urging residents to evacuate coastal towns expected to be hit by the latest round of floods. 5:34 right now. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. it was surprising to some of us looking at this that there was more flooding on the way. we thought now that the rains have ceased, whatever was there would start to go down. >> again, runoff takes a while. even though the rain exits, the rain that fell on the ground is running towards those river beds. those continue to rise. they should start to level off. unfortunately, there may be more rain heading their way. for us, we have a bit of rain heading our way later this afternoon. a look at the temperatures this morning, it's pretty mild out there.
reporting 62 degrees. richmond town, 59. west village at 62. even up towards the north, hard pressed to find any 40s. woodstock at 53. that's pretty mild. all the way down in seaside heights, 63 degrees. a nice mild start. clouds, yes, plenty of those around. maybe a little bit of sun. a breeze out of the southwest will kick in at 10 to 20 miles an hour and send temperatures to the mid and upper 70s. a line of showers and storms by the end of the day. more details on that coming up on the 4s. right now details on the commute from lauren. >> thanks, chris. ferries looking good this morning. if you're getting on the buses, a couple detours for new york city. nj transit has five bus routes through irvington on a detour. if you're getting on the subways, all looking good as well as your major commuter lines.
more weather and traffic ahead. we have an update to a story we brought you yesterday. it was that dramatic attempted abduction and escape in connecticut. police have the car they're looking for, but now they're looking for the woman who was behind the wheel. jen maxfield is in bridgeport with the latest. the nation saw this escape by this teenager from that moving vehicle. >> reporter: i know, what a brave young woman and how desperate she must have felt in that moment to have jumped from that moving car. police here in bridgeport were outside police headquarters now say an arrest is imminent. again, as you said, such dramatic video of this young woman jumping from a moving car to get to safety. we want to get right to that surveillance video. that was taken at 7:15 on monday morning on boston road here in bridgeport. if you watch closely, that gray toyota sedan traveling away from you can, you can see the 17-year-old female victim open the door and jump out of the moving car. police say she was walking to
school monday morning when a woman offered her a ride by saying, it's cold, don't you want a ride to school? the teenager accepted the ride from the stranger. police say she was assaulted in the car and did manage to make that dramatic escape. the car, a gray toyota yaris, was found in new haven. parents are certainly worried here in bridgeport after this attempted abduction. >> i don't feel safe with my boys walking around here now. >> i'm so scared now. i have to be very careful about my kids. >> they don't get in the car with strangers. i don't care if it's a ride, male or female. >> reporter: we are monitoring developments here at the bridgeport police station. again, yesterday authorities said they were close to making an arrest and certainly finding that gray toyota sedan in new haven, taking them one step closer. if there's any news, we'll get it to you right away. now back to you. >> jen, thank you very much. today president obama's
planned visit to oregon may draw protests against stronger gun controls. the president is going to roseburg, the site of last week's college campus mass shooting. the president plans to meet privately with the victims' families. those opposed to stiffer gun laws say they'll come out in the thousands. and former congresswoman gabrielle giffords is launching a new initiative aimed at closing gaps in federal laws, like the one that allows dating partners to own guns, even if they're convicted of domestic violence. spouses who are convicted cannot own firearms. giffords will announce the coalition next wentz during a day-long domestic violence awareness summit in washington. it is 5:38 now. the truck driver killed in that fiery tanker crash on the new jersey park has been identified. transport incourted says the driver was from newark. he had been driving for that company for nine months. he apparently tried to avoid an
now we're seeing new video of the van hauling the mattresses. we tried talking to the owner, but there was no answer. meanwhile, truckers we spoke to say you have to be ready for anything. >> you don't have time to think. just hang on. that's all you can do. >> you have no time to stop. the only way you can do it run it over. >> it's unclear just how secure the mattresses were while they were traveling on top of that van. police have not said if the driver hauling them will face any charges. in the bronx, a fire that swept through an apartment building that is displaced 20 families. five firefighters were hurt trying to extinguish these flames inside the building in the longwood section. we're told their injuries are minor. the fire damaged ten apartments. officials believe the fire may have been electrical, but the investigation is ongoing. and authorities are now identifying a second victim of the deadly building explosion in brooklyn. they say the second body found in the rubble is that of francis can figueroa. another tenant, ligia puella,
died in the explosion last weekend. fire investigators also say the blast was not caused by natural gas, as initially thought. right now the cause is still under investigation. the celebrity chef under arrest now and facing very serious charges. plus, a big blow for sea world. the ruling that could be bad for business. and weather and traffic on the 4s coming up as we look at the george washington bridge. you're watching "today in new york." i'm michael douglas, and new york is my home. there's no place like it in the world. and there's no time to see it like the fall. take metro north to take in the beautiful fall foliage from high above the hudson. swing a club at one of america's greatest courses... see spectacular sights underground... ...or thrilling sights above it. there's so many incredible ways to experience the fun of fall
welcome back. 62 degrees. 5:42 looking at the hamilton bridge in the bronx. lifeguards and beach goers jumped into action to save a melon-headed whale in florida. it was spotted off singer island yesterday. it's not clear what was wrong with the marine mammal. biologists took the small whale away to get it checked out. the whales are small members of a dolphin group found primarily in the deep waters of tropical areas. so great they did that.
people who are aware and understand the marine life and jump in to help. all right. 5:44 right now. we want to check weather and traffic on the 4s. chris, the plaza in transition eventually to the ice rink. temperatures not there yet, huh? >> not cooperating. not today anyway. we're talking 70s again today. perhaps upper 70s before the day is through. that's not great for ice just yet. it's coming. trust me, it's coming. we're going in that direction eventually. right now we're looking at a temperature in the low 60s in the city. 62 degrees, the sky is mostly cloudy. the city one of the warmer spots. the suburbs, which have typically been in the 40s most of this week, are in the 50s. 56 down in jackson. 62 in point pleasant. red bank, a pleasant 54 degrees this morning. even northwest new jersey, out of sussex, which is 48. even through the hudson valley, mid and upper 50s. just a light jacket really needed. that's about it.
by afternoon, you're not going to need a jacket with temperatures in the 70s. a lot of clouds, yes. there are thin spots in the cloud cover. some sunshine from time to time today. more clouds and sun anticipated, but that sun is not going to take much to send those temperatures up into the 70s. you can see out ahead of this a front, a line of showers out here. it's a southwest flow. you can see enough little clear spots to allow for that sunshine from time to time today to allow those temperatures to get to the mid and upper 70s. future tracker, still quiet at 1:00. it will be a little on the breezy side. look at that line of shower and thunderstorm activity moving southeast. by tomorrow morning, we're clearing it on out. we get a northerly flow behind this front. while it does clear out very nicely, bright and sunny tomorrow afternoon, it will be a little cooler and a cool night saturday night. then another bounceback in temperatures by sunday and monday. for today, well above normal at
78 degrees. breezy, a late-day shower or thunderstorm a possibility after 4:00 or 5:00. evening shower or thunderstorm tonight, then we get rid of these rain drops and it clears overnight. turns cooler at 54. a little leaf peeking this weekend. go towards the ad ron dax, that's where we're in peak. portions of new england as well. here near the coast, still a couple weeks away with low colors beginning to show up. a little bit of a ride to the northwest, you can take some nice pictures, i'm sure. 78 today with that shower or thunderstorm threat late. sunny tomorrow, 64. back to 71 sunday. beautiful day columbus day, sunshine and 75. a couple showers tuesday possible. we're back to the 60s come wednesday and thursday. lauren scala, it's a friday morning commute. how is it treating people so far? >> we're doing pretty good. it's friday morning. we'll take a live look outside at the gowanus expressway.
nicely past the belt merge up through industry city. heading over to the george washington bridge, here's what it looks like on the inbound side. no delays into the tolls on either side. the lincoln tunnel and holland tunnel look the same. heading over to queens, here's the long island expressway out by grand central parkway. moving along nicely. probably 30 minutes before that looks like a parking lot. if you can get out the door now, it's a good idea. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. >> lauren, thank you. a celebrity chef now facing some serious prison time after police said he had sex with a minor. police say they found videos of 53-year-old matthew tivy having sex with a teenage boy from the bronx. tivy owns cafe du soleil on the upper west side. he's appeared on the food network. police say that he met the boy on a dating app and enticed him to have sex last december. they say he then shared videos online. >> i'm always surprised to hear something like that because it
is -- it's disgusting. >> it just makes me a little more cautious when it comes to bringing my young family members around. >> tivy also facing charges for allegedly having sex with a minor back in may. his lawyer insists he is innocent. bill cosby expected to be questioned under oath today in a lawsuit brought by a woman who claims he molested her more than four decades ago. she claims cosby plied her with alcohol and sexually abused her at the playboy mansion when she was 15 years old. she's one of dozens of women who's accused him of drugging and raping them. cosby has denied all allegations. happening right now, police in california searching for the suspects in the stabbing of the french train hero spencer stone. police say stone was stabbed multiple times during an altercation outside a bar in sacramento. officials say it's unrelated to terrorism or that incident on the french train.
happens to be one man in the group stab stone while his back was turned. stone is listed in serious condition at the hospital. and a city council in north charleston, south carolina, has voted unanimously to approve a settlement for the family of an armed man killed by a police officer. official the@voted 10-0 to awarm the family of walter scott $6.5 million. scott was shot in the back as he tried running away from a traffic stop. a bystander recorded the disturbing video on a cell phone. the officer, michael slager, faces murder charges. 5:49. one of san diego's great tourist attractions may be doomed. that's what the people at sea world say about their famous shamu killer whale exhibit. they cite a ruling by california regulators. it blocks sea world from breeding 11 orca whales now held in captivity. there's also new restrictions on adding new whales. the ruling comes after protests by animal rights groups. and peta is now offering to help repair a beloved jersey shore attraction. the group says it will
contribute towards the pricey bill to fix the holes and the crumbling wood on lucy the elephant. but in return, peta wants lucy to be decorated with a message about the unfair treatment of elephants in zoos. a group that runs the attraction, they've been raising money for the repairs. lucy itself was built in 1881. it is a registered national historic landmark. fantasy football sites draft kings and fan dual are now facing a class-action lawsuit. the suit was filed right here in manhattan federal court. it alleges regular players are at a disadvantage by employees who are allowed to play in the other site's games. both draft kings and fan dual banned employees from playing on opposing sites. that came after new york's attorney general launched an investigation. mayor bill de blasio makes an official visit to israel next week. taxpayers will not be paying for it. he's going to speak about fighting anti-semitism. the tab is being picked up by an
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welcome back. 5:53, it's 62 degrees out. very pleasant temperature for this friday morning. a rain delay at the american league divisional series caused problems for a kansas city grounds crew member. he slipped and got caught underneath. he's a high school senior. he said he was not hurt. poor guy. that's a big tarp. twitter had a field day with it. he was quickly dubbed tarp guy. by the way, houston won the game 5-2. poor kid. >> glad he's okay. i mean, it's just like something coming toward you. >> and the momentum is there. >> if you see the guy, he's not telling them to stop. he looked like he was trying to help him up, but he wasn't telling them to stop. >> lost in the moment. >> he looks scared. >> his leg goes very close to going underneath it. they're still rolling.
>> he's about to run over the other guy. >> he's not going to tell them to stop. >> he's going to get swallowed up. >> the poor kid. >> let's head to our weather picture this morning, which may feature rain by the end of the day. we don't usually roll tarps out on our lawns. >> i have a tarp. my own ground crew. >> 78 the expected high this afternoon. watch for the showers and thunderstorms late. first half of the day is dry. an unseasonably warm day. left overthundershower leftover thundershower in the evening hours. nice looking weekend. we'll talk about that in the 6:00 hour. >> chris, thank you. >> and they drive me on the golf cart. >> yeah, right. >> then he woke up. >> he's the ground crew. >> unfortunately, we have problems on the roads. commute is changing. we were having a nice one. now we have an accident on the bqe heading westbound by meeker-morgan avenues. delays go back to the long island expressway. heading over to the new england throughway, 95 northbound by the new rochelle tolls, there's an
accident in the right lane. this one is not causing much of a delay. at least that's some good news. >> lauren, you should get in on this. there's a new hot eatery in the city. this has got lauren written all over it. it's called pith, but you can't get in until january. it's not ran by a celebrity chef. it's not in soho. it's run by columbia senior jonah ryder. it's out of his college dorm. it's in the communal kitchen there. it features five to eight courses, a new american menu. it's only $10 to $20 a meal. jonah takes reservations on yelp four nights a week, mostly from columbia students. >> i think of myself as maybe better than the average college student but definitely not an amazing cook. so i'm pleasantly surprised by all of the positive feedback. >> i got a feeling he's being a little modest there. pith is not technically a restaurant but a way to get to know people, he says. the city is looking at whether
subjected to health department rules and regulations. what a cool idea. very nice. >> sure. give the kid credit. this is a business and he's growing it. >> you know what college food is like sometimes. >> it's the food court or pith. 5:56 right now. coming up next, getting ready for an amazing postseason. how the mets are preparing for their world series quest. and also at 6:00 a.m., a recall alert. we'll tell you why these high chairs could put young children in harm's way. 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 right now. we're back in two minutes. you're watching "today in new york." 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 you look smart. blinds to go.
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and the mets kick off their quest to become world series champions champions. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everyone. friday morning. it is october 9th. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. chris, the weather looks good for the mets in l.a. what about around here? >> it goes downhill briefly this afternoon. temperatures are in the 60s. the city is bumped up to 63. a few upper 40s in distant burbs. most locations mid and upper 50s. nice photo from lauren scala showing the gray sky that we're going to probably see the bulk of today. maybe some sun peeks through. a warm breeze, 74 by noon. watch for scattered showers and thunderstorms late in the day. high of 78 degrees. speaking of lauren scala's photography work, she does pretty good with traffic too. >> yes, i make my maps as well. well, at least when we have accidents. we have accidents, and we're going to look outside at some of the delays they're causing. the cross bronx expressway, where it's one slow ride
katherine creag is live with video police want you to see. >> reporter: not only did they attack this innocent, elderly man, but they're apparently going on a shopping spree using the victim's credit cards. the attack happened here at east 21st street. the nypd hours ago released video and photo of the suspects. the attack happened tuesday at 4:20 in the afternoon. the victim, a 79-year-old man, was heading home when two young men came up from behind him. one put him in a chokehold, the other pulled down his pants. they took his wallet and mobile phone. then they took off running. the video and photo released by the nypd of the suspects show them at an adidas store at kings plaza by avenue u and flat bush avenue. michael, the reason why they're showing that video is because that is where they used the credit cards of the victim to buy merchandise from that adidas store. it's not anywhere close to here,
bark to you. >> trying to trace the trail there. kat, thanks so much. new this morning, police have arrested a man accused of sexually abusing four young boys. greg boyden faces four charges, including forcible touching and sexual abuse. police say in four separate instances he either exposed himself or inappropriately touched boys between 12 and 14 years old. in two cases, he tried to lure the boys to have sex with him. on long island, suffolk police say a woman in handcuffs escaped from officers and stole an ambulance. the 24-year-old was initially arrested on several warrants and later taken to st. catherine of siena medical center. somehow she got away and took off in the emergency vehicle. she led police on a chase on jericho turnpike. she was apprehended when she crashed the ambulance into another car. the driver of that car was not hurt. there is a commuter alert for anyone who uses the bayonne bridge. that bridge is scheduled to shut down this weekend for construction.
workers are raising the roadway to allow larger ships to pass underneath it. the bridge is expected to close at 9:00 tonight. it'll reopen rush hour, 5:00 a.m. monday morning. it is coming up on 6:04. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. looking at this friday temperature, chris. >> friday temperature pretty good. 63 at this hour. it's the suburbs that are even milder than they've been all weak long week long. the wind direction is going to bring in warmer air ahead of a cold front. it gets gusty at times. we're talking mid and upper 70s this afternoon. could be a spot shower early. then a line of thunderstorms coming on through by the end of the day toward the evening commute. in the meantime, her eyes on the roads and rails. what's the latest? >> we'll talk about the bus detours. one in brooklyn and four in manhattan.
an accident on the l.i.e., westbound by exit 51. deer park avenue. delays are not bad, just something to take note of. trains look good. everything running without delays or service changes. make sure to move your car today. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. more weather and traffic coming up. >> lauren, thank you. today president obama's planned visit to oregon could spark a fierce debate over gun control. the president's going to roseburg, the site of last week's college campus mass shooting. the president plans to meet privately with the victims' families. those opposed to stronger gun laws planned several protests. they call it a politicized event. happening today, homeland security secretary jeh johnson visits south carolina amid new flood concerns. he will tour the damage along with representatives from fema. they'll discuss the recovery with federal, stated, and local officials. meanwhile, the state's governor is urging residents to evacuate coastal towns expected to be hit by the latest round of floods. it's 6:05. republican lawmakers will meet
today in that struggle to choose the next speaker of the house. republicans are turning to paul ryan to try and pick up the leadership gavel, but the former vice presidential candidate and his staff at this point are saying no. jason chaffetz of utah and daniel webster of florida both want the job, but neither man seems to be able to muster enough support to get it. gop scrambling after front runner kevin mccarthy suddenly withdrew yesterday from consideration. >> i'll stay on as majority leader, but the one thing i found in talking to everybody, if we are going to unite and be strong, we need a new face to help do that. >> now, the current dilemma does leave congress almost paralyzed. the critical federal budget deadlines are just weeks away. coming up on the "today" show, what led to kevin mccarthy's decision and a look at who could be the top candidate for speaker now. that's ahead at the top of the hour. there are signs that vice president joe biden may announce
he is meeting with his family this weekend in delaware. they're supposed to discuss his possible run. also, biden staff met with with the democratic national committee. according to "the new yorker" magazine, they were briefed on the complicated rules for launching a launch ing a campaign. tonight, it's the moment that mets fans have been waiting years for. the amazings return to the postseason for the first time in nearly a decade. >> the team is asking all mets fans to wear orange and blue today to show their support. bruce beck is in los angeles where game one takes place tonight. >> reporter: welcome to universal studios hollywood. it's the perfect place to preview a big show. the mets against the dodgers, degrom against kershaw. game one of the nlds later tonight. on thursday, the mets held a workout at dodgers stadium. the amazings getting ready for the postseason for the first time since 2006. david wright and his teammates
forging forward in this storybook season. yesterday it was a time to reflect and a time to look ahead. >> considering the journey that you've traveled, what does it mean to be on this field right now? >> it's excellent. i mean, it's -- you know, individually it's satisfying, it's fulfilling, but i'm more excited and proud of this team, of what we've done to be able to represent new york. >> there's a sense of focus that you don't get caught up in, man, we're finally here, we're about to start. we got business to take care of. >> reporter: darlene, michael, lauren, some pretty good attractions here at universal studios hollywood, but i know chris cimino is thinking about only one thing because he's a die-hard mets fan. for the first time in nine years, he gets to see them in postseason action starting tonight at dodgers stadium. in universal city, i'm bruce beck for "today in new york." >> bruce never disappoints. he's right, though, you're -- first time in nine years.
>> the best thing is it was not expected. it's like, what a great surprise. >> it kind of was expected. they had a great run toward the end of the season. >> but they were not expected to win the division. great pitching. >> and you have your orange and blue on today. >> i had my tie pin on. i can't find it. i'll find it. i'll be there next week with it. >> you have a t-shirt underneath. >> more than just t-shirts. my mr. met is in places people can't see. >> oh, my. >> we're going to take a break now. >> yes, we will. still ahead, it's about to get more expensive to watch a movie from the comfort of your couch. details on netflix's new price hike. plus, a new bike sharing program rolling out today. where you can grab these rides. and weather and traffic on
6:12, 63 degrees. friday morning. here are four things to know this morning. this year's nobel peace prize was awarded to the national icdialogue quartet in tunisia for promoting democracy during the arab spring of 2011. >> the company safety first is recalling thousands of high airs. kids can accidently take off the trays and then faln from the seat. so f i 11 cases have resulted in cuts, bruises, and even chipped teeth. and t re's a consumer alert for whole foods shoppers. the chain recalling papillon organic roquefort cheese because
find more information on our website, nbcnewyork.com. and tonight the islanders kick off their season with their inaugural game at barclays center in brooklyn. several islanders legends will be in attendance. mar yor de blasio will parf ticipate in a puck-dropping ceremony. frone has to be careful with that. that's followed by the sticks slashing each other to get at the puck. >> so you have to do it and leave. get out of there quickly. 6:14, time for weather and traffic on the floors. >> another seaso beginning now. as we were saying a little earlier, weather today not conducive to feeling like hockey weather just yet. still talking baseball weather, in the 70s this afternoon. there will be the possibility of a couple showers and thunderstorms later in the afternoon and evening. after the shower threat moves on through during the evening, cooler air follows but nicer weather pushes back in just in time for the weekend and the sunshine is back. sty orms later today. that'sth the emphasis. normal high is 66. we expect it to get to about 78 this afternoon.
made it to the low 70s again yesterday afternoon. this one even warmer. across the island this morning, ngs park, 55. hampton bays is 59. low 60s once you get close to the five boroughs. morristown at 59. that's pretty mild this hour. much milder than it's been in recent mornings. you'll notice that as you step outside this morning. anythin., just a very light jacket or light sweater needed. fair amount of cloud cover. that'll be the game today. a lot of clouds. there shou be some breaks in the clouds. you can see them to the south and west. the main push of rain goes north of this. this trailing cold front will spawn a line of showers and thunderstorus. that will come swinging through later this afternoon. again, warm ve and breezy today. a lot of clouds. some hazy sunshine in there. scattered afternoon and evening thunderstorms. could be a brief d knownpour in some spots. an evening shower exiting from mo st to east.
54 the overnight low. 40s in many of the suburbs. cool, comfort, but bright tomorrow. plenty of sunshine out there. temperatures a bit of a setback but closer to where they should be this time of year at 64 degrees. we bounce it right back over the weekend. 71 on sunday. if you've got columbus day off, gorgeous, sunshine and 75. thimat'll be game one for the mets at citi field. couple showers and 75 on tuesday. cool start to the weekend but sunny. warmer finish. 75 for monday. there's your shower threat on tuesday. high again near 70 degrees. deeper into the friday morning coismmute. let's find out t latest from lauren. >> a couple trouble spots out there. our first subway delay of the morning. delays on uptown "a" trains because of signal problems. now getting to the roads, we just got an accident in on 9 southbound out by mamaroneck avenue. then we ve one 95 northbound
heavy delays in the bronx this morning. on bruckner, they're in the process of clearing construction by white plains road. the cross bronx expremsway had road work out there before, so it's a little slow as well. heading to the bqe, an accident by meeker-morgan avenues really jamming things up all the way back to queens boulevard. leave yourself some extra time. that bqe, every day we have a problem. a live look outside at the lincoln tunnel. ten minutes into the tolls there coming around the helix. very minor delays at the george washington bridge and holland tunnel. nice ride at the hudsons. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. moesre weather and traffic ahead. thank you very much. 6:ni17. happening now, police in california are searching for suspects in the stabbing of the french train hero spencer stone. police say stone was stabbed multiple times during an altercation outside a bar in sacramento. officials say it's unrelated to terrorism or the incident on the french train. surveillance video shows what appears to be one man in the group stabbing stone while his back was turned. stone is listed in serious
and the family of an unarmed man killed by a south carolina police officer will get a $6.5 million settlement. the city council in north charleston voted unanimously to approve the settlement. a bystander recorded the phone. slager firing at 50-year-old walter scott eight times as scott tried to run away from a traffic stop. slager faces murder charges. bill cosby expected to be questioned nder oath today. it's brought on by a lawsuit from a woman who claims he molested her more than 50 years ago. she's one of dozens of wupen who have accused him of drugging and raping them. cosby is not charged with any crime. he's denied all accusations. on tonight's "dateline" aen exclusive. for the first time in one room, nearly 30 women who have made accusations against bill cosby. they'll be speaking out.
kate snow interviews the women about their claims of drugging, sexual assault, and harassment. that's tonight at 9:00 right here on nbc 4. the chef who sparked america's love for cajun cooking has died. in 1979, he opened his first restaurant in the french quarter of new orleans. from there he made americans aware of spicy dishes. prudhomme was a louisiana native with published cookbooks and a national following. he died thursday of natural causes at age 75 still ahead, we'll tell you which jersey shore town plans to put a stop to public parking near the beaches. plus, these blue skies don't belong to earth. we'll tell you which planet is producing these stunning images. and don't forget, follow the entire "today in new york" team
6:23 looking at the gowanus expressway on this friday morning. in this morning's cnbc money report, netflix is raising its subscription price for new customers to $9.99 a month. current users will continue to pay $8.99 until october of next year. the company's basic and premium plans will remain the same. the number of places you can use apple pay is growing. soon you'll be able to use that
chili's restaurants. you can already use apple pay at places like jetblue, macy's, and pet co. >> you'll be able to use it every where. >> pretty soon. >> it's inevitable. >> i can't imagine. >> i need the wallet. >> something tangible once in a while. all right. this weather will be a little more tangible as we go through time. we start out quiet. you'll need the umbrella by late afternoon, early evening. ahead of the front, a strong southwest wind. it will be breezy to windy at times, but it's warm. 78 degrees this afternoon. then tonight, an evening shower or storm in spots, ending from west to east. 54 in the city tonight. back to the 40s in the suburbs. bright looking weekend. starts out a little cool, warm by the end. we'll talk more about that in the next half hour. >> thank you, chris. >> lauren, what's up? >> let's talk about the trains. all of the major commuter lines are running on or close to
delays on uptown "a" trains. that's your subway issue. a live look outside at the slow-going gowanus expressway. jam packed out there. thankfully no accidents. overall, just a slow commute. no major problems right now. >> thank you, lauren. it's 6:24. coming up next, the hunt for two robbers in brooklyn. >> reporter: i'm katherine creag live from brooklyn, where an elderly man was attacked by two young men. the nypd has footage of the suspects. we'll tell you how investigators got that video. what the suspects were doing, coming up. >> reporter: i'm jen maxfield live in bridgeport, connecticut, with surveillance video of a teenage girl making a dramatic escape after an aub duction attempt. we'll show it to you 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
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attempted abduction in connecticut. and getting ready for an amazing postseason. we're going to see how the mets are preparing for their world series quest. no pressure there. "today in new york" starts now. very exciting for mets fans. good morning, everybody. 6:30 a.m. on this friday. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm darlene rodriguez. let's check in with chrissy cimino looking at the weather for today. >> good morning. mets and world series quest. music to my ears. meantime, weather picture this morning, low 60s near the city. mid-50s in the distant burbs. the worst-case scenario, just a light sweater or jacket. temperatures are heading into the 70s this afternoon. clouds and some hazy sunshine at times. turns breezy, 74 by noon. nothing more than a spot shower early. later, a line of thunderstorms into the evening commute. how about the morning commute? let's find out the latest.
>> new trbls out there for the morning commute. we'll head to 78 where in the express lanes eastbound out after exit 55, there is an accident there. delays are building. the local lanes are the way to go. one delay on the trains. delays on uptown "a" trains due to signal problems. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you very much. breaking news from arizona. word of yet ood college campus shooting. four people were shot at northee rn arizona university campus in flagstaff. that was early this morning. the shooting happening outside the mountain view hall on northeast end of that campus. one person is dead, three others have been wounded. the shooter is in custody. we'll bring you any updates on this breaking news as soon as it comes into our newsroom. we're getting a look at the two robbers wanted for a violent attack on an elderly man in brooklyn. katherine creag is in prospect park with the video police want you to see.
>> reporter: also, darlene, just in the last couple minutes, we talked to two neighbors of the victim, an elderly man, 79 years old. they tell us he's so shaken up, he doesn't want to go outside anymore. he was almost home here on east 21st street when he was attacked by two young men. it happened tuesday at 4:20 in the afternoon. the 79-year-old victim was heading home when those two suspects came up from behind, one put him in a chokehold. the other pulled down his pants. they took his wallet, which had more than $1,000 in it. also, credit cards. they took his mobile phone. then they took off. the video and photo of the suspects show them using the victim's credit card at a sporting goods store. people who live many this neighborhood tell us it is upsetting to hear how an elderly man was victimized. >> it's kind of insane. i wouldn't expect something like that to happen. i haven't heard of or seen anything like that happen around here all my life.
>> reporter: the images of the suspects show them at an adidas store. it's not very close to here, darlene, but the reason why nypd had that is because they were using the credit cards of the victims. back to you. >> thank you very much, kat. a celebrity chef is now facing serious prison time after police said he had sex with a minor. police say they found videos of 53-year-old matthew tivy having sex can a with a teenage boy from the bronx. tivy owns cafe du soleil in the bronx. >> i'm always surprised to hear something like that. it is -- it's disgusting. >> it just makes me a little more cautious when it comes to bringing my young family members around. >> tivy also facing charges for allegedly having sex with a minor back in may.
his lawyer insists he is innocent. 6:32. mayor bill de blasio is flying to israel next thursday. he plans to talk about anti-semitism. this trip is not costing city taxpayers anything though. an israeli businessman is picking up the bill. happening today, hoboken's bike program will begin. use lers have all weekend to buy a discounted yearly pass. it will cost $75 until sunday night. then it jumps back up to $95. single trips start at $2 for 30 minutes. all right. coming up on 6:34. time for weather and traffic. the good thing about that is still some time for bicycle riding. maybe not with the rain today. >> temperature-wise, most of the day not too bad. late afternoon you don't want to be stuck on that bike. that's when we see the great chance for showers and thunderstorms. before then, just mild temperatures. starting out in the 50s and 60s
it turns breezy. temperatures into the mid and upper 70s this afternoon, even with a lot of cloud cover and limited sunshine. a spot shower early, but the main lain of shower and thunderstorm activity comes in late afternoon and early evening. a mild 63 degrees in the city. most of the suburbs in the 50s. we jump to 74 by noon. a lot of clouds, maybe a peek of sun here or there. 78 by 3:00. increasing threat for showers and storms toward the evening commute. let's find out about the commute from lauren. >> good morning. we have some problems on the long island expressway out in dicks hills. by exit 51, two lanes blocked westbound and eastbound. delays in both directions. i'll continue to keep a close eye on it. might want to head to the northern state parkway instead. if you're getting on the trains, they all look good. we have delays on uptown "a" trains because of signal problems. at alternate side of the street
parking rules in effect. right now police say they're close to making an arrest in a shocking abduction attempt in connecticut. jen maxfield is in bridgeport with the new developments. jen, everyone yesterday around the nation saw this video of this young teenager rolling out of a moving car to get away. >> reporter: exactly, michael. and how desperate she must have felt in that moment to go to that length just to get out of the car with the woman who police say tried to kidnap her. again, that surveillance video, which we're going to take you to right now, does show this teenage girl. it was 7:15 in the morning on monday on boston road here in bridgeport. you can see that gray toyota sedan traveling away. that 17-year-old female victim opening the door and jumping out of the moving car. police say she was walking to school monday morning when a woman offered her a ride by saying it's cold, don't you want a ride to school? the teenager took the ride from the stranger.
the car and managed to make that dramatic escape. all caught on surveillance video. the car, a gray toyota sedan, was found in new haven. parents here in bridgeport certainly worried after that attempted abduction. >> i don't feel safe with my boys walking around here now. >> i'm so scared now. i have to be very careful about my kids. >> they don't get in the car with strangers. so i don't care if it's a ride, male or female. >> reporter: yesterday bridgeport police said that an arrest was imminent. that after the car was found in new haven. i just checked in with a spokesman from the city of bridgeport. he said no developments yet, but we are monitoring them here outside the bridgeport police station. now back to you. >> jen, thank you very much. in westchester, the family of a minor league pitcher from younkers who died nearly three weeks after being shot now wants to donate his organs. 23-year-old michael nolan died yet. his family told the journal news
they want to give others life. nolan was gunned down in a parking lot last month. investigators say it was in retaliation for a fight. police are still looking for the gunman. nolan was drafted by the oakland a's last year. in brooklyn, authorities are now identify pg a second victim of a deadly building explosion. they say the second body found in the rubble is that of francisca figueroa. another tenant, ligia puello, died in the explosion last weekend. fire investigators also say the blast was not caused by natural gas, as was initially thought. right now the case is still under investigation. in new jersey, the truck driver killed in that fiery tanker crash on the turnpike has been identified. transport incorporated says the driver was from newark. he'd been driving for the company for nine months. he tried to avoid an suv that swerved because of a mattress in the road. police have not charged the driver who was hauling those mattresses.
happening today, the mets make their postseason debut in los angeles. they'll be taking on the dodgers in the national league divisional series. yesterday the team did work out at iconic dodgers stadium. it's the fist time the mets have been in the playoffs in almost a decade. as you can imagine, they're psyched to be there. >> it's excellent. i mean, it's -- individually it's satisfying, it's fulfilling. i'm more excited and proud of this team, of what we've done to be able to represent new york. >> we all had our goals set early in february. we achieved our goal. now we're setting new goals and trying to keep moving on. >> as you can see, all the mets are 16 years old. tonight the mets will have jacob degrom on the mound. the dodgersd ill have clayton kershaw. all right. 6:38. still ahead, don't be ashamed of dining alone.
it's on the northeast end of the campus. one person is dead. three others have been wounded. the shooter is in custody. so far there's o word as to what may have sparked this shooting. we'll bring you any updates on this breaking news as soon as it comes in. turning now to a celestial view like we've never seen before. new images from nasa's new horizon spacecraft show pluto with a blue tinge. that's from a combination of nitrogen and methane in the atmosphere. another revelation, there's ice on pluto's surface that's actually frozen water. >> there's water all over now. mars, pluto. >> there's water everywhere. coming up on 6:44 right now. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. >> not a drop tt drink, right? >> it's a lit. e cold. >> pluto looking good. that was a nice shot. i like that blue glow around it. we may get a little glimpse of our sun today, but more clouds than anything else. the story today, well-above normal tempetures.
in warm air. already mild this mild.su yesterday morning in trehe city we started ed ed ed ed out in the low 60s. that's where we are now. the burbs considerably milder this morning. breezy today. late afternoon and evening showers. maybe a couple thunderstorms. the weekend is a winner. we get that whole mess out of here and the sun returns for saturday and sunday. storms later today. normal high temperature at 66. we're forecasting a high today of 78 degrees. a good dozen above normal. we'll settle back down a little bit by tomorrow. 61 in chelsea. 61 in hoboken. everybody within a couple of 60 for the most part in and close to the city. white plains, 59. 60 in danbury. you've been in the 40s this week. the milder air is in place for a few hours before we see the a"sition. a lot of clouds ahead of it. some thin spots showing up to the south and west.
here's the trailing cold front. it's a broken line of showers right now. not terribly impressive. as it approaches, it should get enhanced a little by the heating of the day. you can see 12:00 this afternoon, fair amount of clouds. some sun, especially to the south, may be a shower well to the north and west. as s we go towards the evening commute, here comes that line of shower and thunderstorm tivity. the orange indicating there could be thunderstorms here. smack dab over the city around the evening commute at 6:00. that'll slide south and eastward. then the skies clear out nicely. by tomorrow, we're looking at nothing other than blue sky and sunshine. that should last on into sunday too. tomorrow will be a little cooler with a northerly wind. then it gets a little milder by the time we get to sunday. warm today, though, especially by october standards. 78 the high. 80 in ramsey. a high of 80 in heights town. mid-70s, long island. tonight, 53 in the city. nearby suburbs into the 40s. it's going to feel b sk and cool tomorrow morning. a lot of low and mid-40s north and west.
we bounce back to 64 tomorrow with sunshine. 71 on sunday. monday, 75 for columbus day. the mets back at home against the dodgers. 70 on tuesday. a couple showers, not a big rain event. then back to the 60s wednesday and thursday. 6:46. lauren scala is standing by with the latest on your commute. >> big problems for route 78. eastbound the express lanes are shut down after exit 55. you'll have no choice but to head to the local lanes. leave yourself extra time or avoid 78 altogether i bon this ar. . we have a vehicle fire on the new jersey turnpike northbound on the eastern spur by the 15e toll plaza. that blocks one to two lanes. watch out for a slow right thyough llthere. they hadding over to long island on the l.i.e., an accident westbound by exit 51. a j kknifed tractor trailer eastbound there. a very slow ride in both directions out there. head over to the northern state parkway. that's a better option.
still have delays on uptown "a" trains. back to you. >> thank you. coming up on 6:47. peta is now offering to help repair a beloved jersey shore atrarks. the group says it would contribute towards the pricey bill to fix the holes in the crumbling wood on lucy the elephant. but in return, peta wants lucy to be decorated with a message about the unfair treatment of elephants in zoos. the group that runs the attraction have been raising money for repairs. lucy was built back in 1881. it is a national historic landmark. now to a story about one of the city's trendiest new eateries. it is booked until jarngs but it doesn't have a celebrity chef, and it's not in soho or tribeca. it's called pith. columbia senior jonah ryder runs it out of the communal kitchen in his college dorm. it features a five to eight-course new american menu. it costs between $10 and $20 a meal. he takes reservations on yelp four nights a week, mostly from
columbia students. >> i think of myself as maybe better than the average college student but definitely not an amazing cook. so i'm pleasantly surprised by all of the positive feedback. >> the columbia senior says pith is a way to get to know people and not a restaurant, but the city it looking at whether it should be subjected to health department rules and regulations. really nice way, yes, to meet people, make friends, and giving them a very affordable way to have a good meal. >> right. $10 to $20 in new york city. >> absolutely. i don't think we could go. that would be weird. >> i don't know. we can hang. young people love us. 6:48 right now. up next, why more and more people are making dinner reservations for one. and don't forget, follow us on facebook and twitter.
welcome back. 6:51. there's our view from the top of the rock on this friday morning. a new survey shows dining alone may no longer be taboo. >> according to open table, reservations for one have grown by 62%. theline reservation website looked at some of the top restaurants in the country for dining solo. two of them are here in new york. charlie palmer restaurant. at number 25, it's wine 30. that's in murray hill. the restaurant called five church in charlotte, north carolina, that is number one for people who are going to eat by themselves. >> looked like i saw some wings on the table. that looked really good. >> could do some damage. >> i'd eat that right now with you or without you. the "today" show is coming up. we check in. >> if i had a nickel for every
alone in a bar in new york, oh, man. >> you'd be a rich man. >> what can i say? >> good morning. coming up on the show, congress in chaos. the favorite for house speaker, congressman kevin mccarthy, abruptly drops out. what happened, who's next in line, and will this all lead to a government shutdown? >> also ahead, what some airlines are doing to make flying a little easier for you and for your carry-on bags. >> plus, we'll catch up with the cast of "bring it on" this morning. the secrets behind the scenes of the favorite cheerleading movie of all time. >> that's a good one. all that plus rascal flats live in our studio in concert. might want to come over for that one. >> it's been broughten, to quote "bring it on." >> it's been broughten. >> don't bring it. it's been broughten. >> it has. >> willie, are you going to bring any national flare to rast call flats? >> absolutely. i don't play an instrument, but i can hit a tam boar reen with the best of them. >> looking forward to it, guys. >> and more cow bell. thank you, guys. up next, we're going to
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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. you can even try new york's exceptional cider and spirits. this fall, drink in the beauty of new york state. plan your trip at iloveny.com. there's something for everyone. new this morning, we're getting a look at the two robbers wanted for a violent attack on an elderly man in brooklyn. >> katherine creag is in prospect park with that. >> reporter: just from talking with people around here, they are well aware of what happened to that 79-year-old victim. police are looking for two suspects.
there is video and photographs of these men. tuesday at 4:20 in the afternoon, the victim was heading home when the two suspects came up from behind, threw him to the ground, put him in a chokehold. they took his wallet, which had more than $1,000 in it and credit cards. they've been using those credit cards to spend money in an adidas store at a mall a great distance from here, actually. back to you. >> thank you very much. now to jen maxfield in bridgeport, connecticut, where an arrest is imminent in that attempted abduction caught on camera. >> reporter: that's right. it was so dramatic when that 17-year-old girl had to jump out of a moving car to get away from this woman who wanted to kidnap her. it was all caught on surveillance video monday morning at 7:15. that teenager was walking to school and took a ride from a stranger, who asked her if she was cold and would she like a ride to her high school. police say that the woman assaulted her in the car. that girl jumping out as the car was moving. the car was found in new haven, and police here in bridgeport
say an arrest is imminent. that's the latest live in bridgeport. now back to you. >> new this morning, police have arrested a man accused of sexually abusing four young boys. greg boyden faces four charges. in four separate instances, he either exposed himself or inappropriately touched boys between the ages of 12 and 15 years old. there's a commuter alert for anyone who uses the bayonne bridge. the bridge scheduled to shut down again this weekend for construction. workers are raising the roadway to allow larger ships to pass under it. the bridge is expected to close at 9:00 tonight and reopen for rush hour at 5:00 a.m. on monday. and tonight the mets kick off their world series quest in los angeles. they'll be taking on the dodgers in the national league division series. yesterday the team worked out at dodgers stadium. this is the first time the mets have been in the playoffs in almost a decade. >> thank you for that reminder. >> we're excited talking about it. >> nine years.
>> less than a decade. >> first, let's check in with lauren. >> a few jackknifed tractor trailer today. one of them on 95 southbound by mamaroneck avenue. then to the long island expressway, one out there in the eastbound lanes before exit 51. that shuts down two lanes. you have delays in both directions out there. heading over to new jersey, two problems. one of them northbound on the eastern spur of the turnpike by the toll plaza. a vehicle fire. 78 eastbound has reopened, the express lanes by exit 55, but you still have a lane blocked. >> lauren, thank you. chris, a check of the weather. >> clouds out there this morning. it stays cloudy the bulk of the day. breezy and warm. 78 the high this afternoon. nothing more than a spot shower before 3:00 or 4:00. after 4:00 or 5:00, showers and thunderstorms are possible. could get brief downpours. be aware of that. 54 tonight with an evening shower or storm, then cooler, breezy overnight. tomorrow, nice. bright, sunny, a crisp autumn day. 64, on the cool side.
warming up on sunday with sunshine, 71. we keep that trend going. monday, columbus day, 75 with sunshine. 70 on tuesday. a couple showers. really, the weekend looks great. enjoy it and let's go mets. >> all right. the "today" show is next. >> that's what's happening today in new york. . good morning. congress in chaos. house republicans racing to find a new speaker this morning. one day after the leading contender, congressman kevin mccarthy suddenly drops out of the running. >> i think i shocked some of you, huh? >> bitterly divided republicans now scrambling for a replacement. >> this is not the time or plac guys. >> and democrats giddy. >> anybody have any news they would like to discuss? >> what happened? who is in the running now? and was mccarthy undone by a whisper campaign? >> no. come on. >> we're live on capitol hill.