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first we're checking in with dave price. a bit of a cooldown on the way. >> that's right. a little bit of rain in the forecast too. that comes tomorrow. the cooldown towards the end of the week. today, 74 degrees. 57 right now in central park. we are looking at 43 in ramsey. 48 in muttontown. 47 in bloomfield. 45 in wayne. cooler air, yeah, a little bit. 42 degrees in poughkeepsie. 43 in danbury. as you head to the west, 41 in sussex. through the day today, the sun is going to rise and it's going to be just gorgeous. 70 degrees. crisp and just beautiful at noon. at 6:00 p.m., we're still there at 70 after sliding up to 74 and beginning the cooldown as we head through the end of the day. tonight, great for the mets game versus the dodgers. we have a long way between now and then. got to get to work, get the kids
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out in some cases, and lauren will get you there. >> thank you, dave. good morning. we have a couple of problems out there on the roads. both of them in new jersey. we'll head over to the turnpike and the edison woodbridge area where the truck lanes before interchange 10, there are some emergency guardrail repairs. delays are minor getting into this area. heading into fairview, an accident out there with a downed pole and wire. broad avenue is shutdown and detoured in both directions between 91st street and fairview avenue. you can get around this. we'll have more weather and tlask coming up on the 4s. >> very good. thank you. right now breaking news to get to in the flat iron district. three young women shot just about an hour ago. this is near 5th avenue and 21st street. katherine creag was first on the scene and is joining us now. >> reporter: those three women, young women as you said, in their 20s. they are in terrible condition, in bad shape. one of them was shot in the back. we want to show you the numerous
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also, police captains, detectives. they are numbering in the dozens here. a passerby told us he heard gunshot after gunshot, it was mayhem. multiple shots were fired. this all happening a little after 4:00 this morning. paramedics rushed those three women, all in their 20s, to bellevue hospital. two of them are in critical condition. one was shot in the back. one is in serious condition. there is a club or some kind of lounge here on 21st street between broadway and 5th avenue. that is where police are converged. we talked with that passerby who described what he heard and what he saw. >> you could hear the gunshots from a distance. i was probably about a half a block away. i still was in disbelief as i approached. i thought maybe it was a fight that broke out, but then you realize there was some serious injuries. >> reporter: and we're hearing from a witness that the shooting may have happened outside of this club or lounge that's here
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there were a lot of people gathered outside of this lounge. then they all scattered when they heard gunfire. as far as police are concerned, you can see the yellow police tape are here. 21st street between broadway and 5th avenue closed off. they tell us it will be closed off like this for hours. >> kat, keep us posted. thank you. new this morning, an investigation into the deadly shooting of a man found inside a crashed car in brooklyn. lori bordonaro joins us live with what we know. >> reporter: michael, the victim's cousins tell me he was trying to save himself after he had been shot inside of his jeep. he was going to the hospital about a half a block from here, but he never made it there. he actually crashed right here into this fence on dekalb after and rockwell place. his car kept on going, and somehow it ended up backwards here over on this one-way street. across the street, family members identify him as 31-year-old karl mckenny, a devoted father of three kids and
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music producer from brooklyn. he was behind the wheel of his black jeep when he was shot through the window at about 2:30 this morning. you can see a large hole in the passenger side window and more than a half dozen shell casings on the ground. family members tell me he was a very upbeat, spirited young man. >> he don't bother nobody. >> reporter: at this point, the motive here is still not clear. police are still out here investigating. back to you. >> all right, lori. thank you very much. it is 5:04. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. dave price joining us now. good morning. >> you bet. good morning, everyone. as we take a look outside, we have got mostly clear skies. temperature, 57. it's really a beautiful morning taking shape. going to be gorgeous once the sun comes up all day today.
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right now in redding, 46 degrees. 50 in greenwich. 49 in westport. as you head up 95, or in some cases the merit park way, it will be a nice drive this morning. 47 in white plains. 49 in islip. 48 in long branch. sussex sussex, about 41 degrees. morristown, 39. everyone warms up. right now, of course, it's a little cooler as you head to the north and west. 57 in central park. as we head through the rest of the day, look at that rise in temperatures. noon, 70 degrees. 3:00 p.m., our day's high at 74. we stay in the 70s through 6:00 tonight. we'll dip on down, cloud on up, and we have changes for tomorrow. we'll get to that in a while. first, we got to get you to where you need to go. lauren is going to do that. >> thank you, dave. good morning, everyone.
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if you're getting on the buses, we have 11 detours this morning in all of the boroughs. nj transit. all trains are operate on their regular schedules today. no holiday schedules in place. so far, so good from there. alternate side of the street parking rules are suspended today. you still need to pay the meters. we'll have your next weather and traffic update on the 4s. mean while, right now police are searching for three thieves who mugged a bronx grandmother who fought off her attacker. she didn't want her face to be shown on camera, but this 60-year-old grandmother is nursing a broken wrist. she says she cried for help, and surveillance video shows these three men attacking her after she had gotten off the 2 train early saturday morning. they tried to take her purse. she fought back. now she says she's terrified to go outside. >> me is scared.
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i don't know they had gun or knife. >> she is one brave lady. the surveillance video also shows one of those attackers kicking her in the leg to knock her down. that's how she broke her wrist and bruised her back and foot. a man from bay shore long island charged with dwi for a motorcycle crash that killed his wife. police say 26-year-old michael proctor was drunk when he lost control of his motorcycle on sunrise highway yesterday morning. his wife was on the bike with him. she died. proctor was treated for nonlife threatening injuries. it is 5:07 now. it was a somber sunday at a sunset park church. people gathered to remember one of the victims of that terrible building explosion in neighboring borough park. friends and family gathered at st. michael's for a mass for francesca figueroa. investigators are still trying to determine exactly what the cause was. a woman accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl she
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is due in court tomorrow. tawana randal was arrested saturday night, five days after she allegedly lured a 17-year-old girl into her car in bridgeport. surveillance video showing that girl escaping by jumping out of the moving vehicle. police say the teen was not hurt. this morning a connecticut man is facing charges for taking his two young kids to a local bar. police say 48-year-old glen white of newtown had his 8 and 11-year-old with him. they say he was asked to leave the bar just before closing because of how drunk he was. witnesses tell police that he got into the car with his kids, but officers arrested him while they were walking to a relative's house. all right. some rescued reptiles are in care of the suffolk county spca this morning. they were turned in saturday on illegal exotic animal amnesty day. they took in eight turtles, three american alligators. we're told all the gators were healthy.
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some of the turtles, though, they will need some medical treatment. the fdny getting behind a national campaign to help lgbt kids and teens. >> being able to embrace who you are and say, this is me, i'm not changing for anyone, i love who i am, is such a powerful, empowering experience. >> the department put together a video, this video, for the it gets better project. it's a campaign that was organized five years ago to fight the tide of suicides by young people that are dealing with bullying and other anti-gay prejudice. the video was released over the weekend to coincide with national coming out day, which was yesterday. you can see it in its entirety on the fdny website. 5:09 now. on staten island, demonstrators are calling for changes in police policy ies policies. they gathered at the corner of victory boulevard by bay street
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they say they want more police accountability. they're pushing for the right to know act to become law. now, this would force police to identify themselves and advise people they have the right to refuse a search. if officers are not making an arrest, if they don't have a warrant or probable cause. >> we look at this as bigger picture. trying to repair the damage that's been done between communities and police. so trying to really push police reform. >> staten island advance reports the bill has some 21 sponsors but needs support from 26 before it can head to mayor de blasio's desk. in this morning's cnbc money report, fill her up, new jersey. the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas is now $1.98 in the garden state. that's below the national average. analysts say the price at the pump might rise a little bit in the coming weeks because of maintenance work that's being done at some of the refineries.
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5:10 now. still ahead on "today in new york," questions remain over vice president joe biden's intentions just a day away from the first debate the democrats are having. we'll be live from washington, d.c. with the latest. also, actor randy quaid in court today. what's behind his arrest at the vermont border. plus, we'll have weather and traffic on the 4s. you're looking there at the gowanus expressway. you're watching "today in new york." we thought we' d be ready. but demand for our cocktail bitters was huge. i could feel our deadlines racing towards us. we didn' t need a loan. we needed short-term funding. fast. our amex helped us fill the orders. just like that. you can' t predict it,
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welcome back. it is 5:14. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. some rain and a little bit of cool weather on the way. >> not a lot of rain but a good dose of cool weather as we head toward the end of the week. before we get to that, what a day we have ahead. it's going to be beautiful out there, everyone. storm tra incker picks up nothing. i mean, the entire northea corridor looking good all the way down on the route from
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not a drop of rain around and really hardly a cloud out there too. t's head out to the island right now. north merrick at 48. mutttown on mutton wn, you see 47 degrees. 42 in poughkeepsie. montauk warmer at 59. as we take ljok at bridge awater, 41 degrees. 39 in morristown. future tracker, not a lot is happening right now. we are going to see some clouds begin to roll on in. then a system comes in from the west. scattered showers. not everyone is going to see rain. our best chance, probably after 10:00 in the morning. by the evening, we're pushing that out of the way as well and heriim in csanges in the forecast temperature-wise. today, plenty of sunshine, real great day. 74 i degrees the high. dodgers versuhi mets.
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this is how you slide into base, for anyone who may be watching from the west coast this morning. partly cloudy, comfy, 66 degrees at game time tonight. 60 degrees in new york should be thuae overnight low. we'll bottom out at 56 in ocean grove. cool with a south breeze 5 to 10 miles per hour. weekend planner, it's going to feel like fall. saturday, a high of onl yoy 58. a crisp fall feel as we head to sunday at 57 degrees. and as we take a look at the next seven days, a couple showers tomorrow. we talked abou it so you're prepared. wednesday and thursday, cooler temperatures. another system friday. that's going to be stronger. behind it, that real cool air. that's a lyok at what's going on in the weather picture. now to get you where you need to go, lauren has all that. >> good morning, everyone. not too many problems on the roads. it's quiet out there.
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in the truck lanes northbo'rd before interchange 10. two lanes shut down as they repair a g u'rail from an rlier accident. delays are minor through here. we'll take a live look outside at the long island expressway out by exit 40. richo turnpike ins in saw nassau county. overall in great shape. then we'll head over to queens. here's what the q gardens interchange looks like. the van wyck expressway moving along nicely. no roadwork getting in your way. enjoy your ride while you can. alternate side of the street parking rules are suspended today. more weather and traffic coming up. >> lauren, thanks very much. the gop canaldidates have had two debates so far. that's shaken up the field. now it's the democrats' turn. 24 hours from now will be their first presidential debate. we want to check in with tracie potts. a lot of interest in just who's goeling to be there and what's going to happen. >> reporter: exactly, michael.
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a lot of people still wondering, so joe biden, is he still going to get in this thing? about that. the way they've written the rules, even if at the minute he decides to jump i this race, he could end u, on that stage. joe biden with family this weekend, still pondering whether to hit the campaign trail. >> he's a very decent guy. it's a difficult decision. he'll make that for himself. >> reporter: even if he announces hours before tomorrow's debate, the rules would allow him to participate. he supports the transpacific trade partnership. martin o'malley joins bernie sanders and hillary clinton opposing it. >> we need to stop stumbling backwards into these bad trade deals that offshore american jobs and american profits. >> reporter: the other big political question this morning, who is replacing john boehner as house speaker? republicans, even those who want the job themselves, are urging budget chair paul ryan to run. >> i think he'd be a wonderful sp deaker. >> we need a toughness that we just don't have there right now. >> i don't think it's about rsonalitie.. i think it's who is going to go to the conference a
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say i'my willing to find for our beliefs. >> reporter: the new speaker's first job will be coming up with a budget and beating another debt limit deadline. >> we always get right up to the deadline. now it's do or die, and you're forced to do it. that's a stupid way to run the government. >> reporter: but the question now, who is going to be running the government, at least when it comes to getting some of those things done on capitol hill? will it be paul ryan? he has said his people, his staff members are saying he's not running for house speaker at this time. that doesn't mean that might not change at some point. but it's leaving open a big question at a very critical time with a lot of pressure on republicans to get this settled. >> all right, tracie. thank you very much. we want to check four things to know this morning. three women were shotes just over an hour ago in the flat iron district. 21st street between broadway and 5th avenue. all the women in their 20s.
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the gunman is still on the loose. katherine creag talking with police and sources and witnesses. an updateu from her is coming up. also, the mets are taking on the dodgers in game three of the national league division series. the dodgers appealing chase utley's suspension following saturday night's controversial play. we're about to see it there. mets' shortstop rueben tejada broke his leg. road closures today in the city as the 71st annual columbus day parade hits the streets. it will roll down 5th avenue between east 42nd street, east 72nd streets. for a full list of closures, log on to nbcnewyork.com. and actor randy quaid is set to app wr in court today after he was arrested trying to enter the country in vermont. he and his wife moved to canada after they were charged with vandalism back in 2010. they've had a series of legal and aesthetic issues. >> all right. 5:20 right now.
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welcome back. 57 degrees out there. a check of weather momentarily. first, if you just can't get enough of the autumn leaves, we have a deal for you. for 19.99, there's a guy in massachusetts who will send you
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a bundle of them in the mail. you can order your leaves at shipfoliage.com. once again, shipfoliage.com. incident incidentally, this is the same guy who boxed and mailed snow to people a while back during boston's brutal most recent winter. lots of people had their eyes to the sky in new mexico over the weekend. this is the albuquerque international balloon fiesta. it wrapped up yesterday. they had what they call a mass ascension ceremony and a laser show at night. hundreds of balloonists participated. they came from all over the world. i guess that's the oend end of it. >> that looked like it was a miserable failure. >> they went up and came down. no, went off without a hitch. it's a beautiful event to see. if you want to see gorgeous, you don't have to go anywhere. >> you look right here. >> that's exactly right. looking at our anchor desk. no, looking toward the sky, it's
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going to be terrific today. 74, lots of sunshine. it's a perfect fall day that feels more like it's a perfect early september day. just lovely. as we head into the rest of the day and tonight, 60 degrees where we bottom out. we're going to cloud up in the 50s in most of the suburbs. changes in the forecast as we head through the next several days. we'll talk about that. some rain coming our way and much cooler temperatures for the end of the week. >> what's happening, lauren? >> we always love a holiday commute. no too many cars on the roads. so far, so good for the rails. checklist. no holiday schedules in place. everything is on time. let's enjoy that. a live look outside at the gowanus expressway. past the belt merge up through industry city, traffic is really light for a change. if you have to head to work today, you shouldn't have anything in your way. >> lauren, thanks very much. still ahead, we'll return to that breaking news in the flat iron district. police on the scene of a triple shooting there. >> reporter: i'm katherine creag
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live on east 21st street near broadway. three women were shot, badly hurt. two of them are in critical condition. coming up, you'll hear from passersby. the latest 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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breaking news now in the flat iron district. three women shot, two of them in critical condition. the gunman is still on the loose. we're going to be live at the scene. also, a new call to clean up an abandoned hospital building where a teen lost his life. a southwest airlines snafu that's going to impact travel across the country. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everybody. 5:30 a.m. on this monday, october 12th. i'm michael gargiulo. >> and i'm kerry barrett. >> dave price is here with the forecast. >> great day for a parade. whatever you want to do outside today, all systems go. temperature right now, 50 in newark. 46 in bloomfield. 47 up in white plains. ramsey, new jersey, checks in at 42. we'll say hello to everyone in parsippany this morning at 48 degrees.
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if you're journeying further away, 42 degrees in poughkeepsie this morning, 42 in westhampton. long branch, 48 degrees. 39 in morristown. as far as what we can expect all day, i think it is going to be a winner. 57 again right now. all the way up to 74. we're inching in that direction at noon under crisp conditions, 70 degrees. then after our day's high, we'll slip back down and stay at 70 by 6:00 tonight. tomorrow. we'll talk about it all in a couple minutes. first, we got to get you to work or get you on the road. >> good morning, everyone. roads really are in great shape. two minor problems out there. turnpike. this is northbound before lanes. two lanes shut down with emergency guardrail repairs from an earlier accident. hopefully that will get wrapped up soon. in the meantime, head to the car lanes. heading over to fairview, new
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between 91st street and fairview avenue. that's all because of an accident with a downed pole and wires in the road. we'll have more weather and traffic coming up. >> lauren, thank you very much. we're following breaking news this hour. it's coming from where three women were injured outside of a club. katherine creag joins us from the scene. this is 21st street where broadway bends east towards 5th avenue. >> reporter: right. so many police officers here, michael. detectives, police captains as well. they keep going in and out of that nightclub, that lounge you see on east 21st street. the three women who were shot, badly hurt, one of them was shot in the back. a passerby told us multiple shots were fired. another witness said the shooting happened outside on the sidewalk. all of this happening a little after 4:00 this morning. paramedics rushed the three wounded women who are in their 20s to bellevue hospital. right now two of them are in critical condition.
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one is in serious condition. there is a club, a lounge here on 21st street. police are going in and out of that establishment. that passerby we talked with said it was unmistakable that he heard gunfire. >> six, seven gunshots. pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop. after that, a ton of, you know, mayhem. screaming, yelling. you could hear the gunshots from a distance. i was probably half a block away. >> reporter: he said officers, police captains arrived here very quickly. he said this block at one point was covered with police vehicles, vans, the emergency services unit. 21st street, according to the nypd, will be closed for quite some time between broadway and 5th avenue. back to you. >> kat, thanks very much. new this morning, an investigation into the deadly shooting of a man found inside
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of a crashed car in brooklyn. lori bordonaro joining us from ft. greene with what she knows this morning. >> reporter: and the victim's cousins describe him as a devoted father to three children. they say he was trying to save himself. he was trying to drive to the hospital, brooklyn hospital, about a half block away. he didn't make it. you can see here his car crashed right into that iron gate fence. dekalb avenue and rockwell place. somehow it flipped around and ended up here across the street. you can see the windows are shattered by bullets. the victim identified by family as 31-year-old carl mckenny, a music producer from brooklyn. someone fired several shots into his jeep. it appears the shooting happened on ashland and fulton streets, not far from here. there were about seven to ten evidence markers on the ground. police do not yet know the motive. but the victim's cousin tells us she can't imagine why anyone would talk his life.
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>> we don't know exactly where the incident happened. he was trying to make it to the hospital and got into an accident. >> reporter: as you can see here, this area of dekalb avenue remains shut down has police continue their investigation. back to you. >> lori, thank you. it's coming up on 5:34. that means it's time for weather and traffic on the 4s. we check in with dave price on this holiday. a lot of kids hoping to get out and enjoy the day. >> if that's what you're hoping, it's going to be a perfect day to get out and enjoy the weather. you may even be able to do it in shorts. that's rights. on october 12th. storm tracker picks up nothing. that's the good news. temperatures in the 50s. inching up to about the 60-degree mark as you head out to the eastern end of long island and down to the lower 40s as you head to the north and west. 49 degrees in islip. 59 degrees as you head to montauk.
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40 in bridgewater. first forecast looks like this. just where we expect for the morning hours. 57 degrees in central park. as we head through the rest of the day, this is where the big surprise comes. look at that reveal. 3:00, 74 degrees. 70 again as we slide back down 6:00 tonight. plenty of sunshine for everyone. it's a buffet of sun, if you will. enjoy it while you can. tomorrow things change. some rain in the forecast. we'll talk about that in a minute. right now traffic and transit. >> thank you. i always enjoy a buffet, sunshine included. i think we all do. if you're getting on the buses, a lot of detours out there, about 11 of them. hopefully those will get wrapped up soon. if you're getting on the trains, delays in both directions on the 1 train because of signal problems. that's our only subway problem. if you're getting on the major commuter lines, they're all operating on their regular weekday schedules despite the fact it is a holiday commute. everything so far is running on or close to schedule. alternate side of the street parking rules are suspended
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today. meter rules still in effect. happening right now, police investigating a mysterious murder in a queens park. the body of a woman found inside kissena park yesterday afternoon. investigators say she had slash wounds on her neck and stomach. they have not identified her, and they have made no arrests. also happening now, police are searching for a hit-and-run driver who left a new jersey college student in critical condition. the 22-year-old was hit by a car at 46th and clifton friday. she's a senior at montclair state university. her family and friends are offering a $10,000 reward. the nypd says a man accused of throwing a fire bomb at a pair of shiva students in hell's kitchen was, quote, possibly intoxicated. however, they are still investigating it as a potential hate crime.
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police say this man yelled something at them like, i will kill you, and then threw a bottle at them. no word of any injuries. police are still looking for the attacker. in tompkinsville, people are demanding the old staten island hospital be torn down. 16-year-old marcos castillo fell down an elevator shaft some even stories. a new fence has gone up near the front entrance. some neighbors say that's still not enough. >> i think the building should have been down years ago. >> i think it needs to be, you know, demolished. kids are always in there. >> in response to our inquiries, the department of buildings did issue a statement sunday saying, quote, this was clearly a tragic event, and we feel for the family at this time. the circumstances surrounding the incident are still under investigation. the commissioner of the city's department of
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more arrests in the current crackdown on illegal activity by department of correction employees. on saturday, authorities arrested corrections officer charles bracy for allegedly smuggling a weapon into the jail on rikers island. we're told that weapon contained a small saw and a razor. he faces up to eight years in prison if convicted. two separate reports say a cleveland police officer was justified in the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy. both were released over the weekend, one from a retired fbi agent, the other written by a prosecutor in denver. they conclude the officer timothy lowman acted reasonably under the law when he shot the 12-year-old last november. rice was waving what turned out to be a pellet gun. rice's family is disputing those reports. in memphis this morning, the killing of a police officer may have stemmed from a disagreement between that officer and one of his neighbors.
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station there, this alleged gunman was washing his car when he got into an arkt with the officer and shot him. we're told the officer was off duty at the time. right now there's no word that he was targeted because of his job. and in texas, a man is in critical condition this morning after a shooting outside the home of the dallas cowboys. arlington police say a fight erupted between two men in the parking lot outside of at&t stadium. one man was shot, taken to the hospital. the suspected gunman was arrested. the shooting came just an hour and a half after the cowboys lost to the patriots. investigators not ruling out alcohol here as a factor. right now there's a warning going out to anybody who may be flying on southwest airlines. it's because of yesterday's technical glitch. this caused huge lines and outrageous flight delays. southwest agents ended up checking a lot of their passengers by hand. the problem is still not solved.
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airport at least two hours early. you should check in and then perhaps print your boarding pass before you head out. >> so they don't have to write it out by hand for you. coming up on 5:40. still ahead on "today in new york," politics and rock and roll. they don't always mix. why aerosmith is telling donald trump to dream on. and weather and traffic on the 4s is coming up.
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welcome back. it is 5:43. 57 degrees out there. let's talk about movies. despite high-flying expectations, the movie "pan" got panned at the box office over the weekend. >> anyone gets lost, hone in. you ready? >> ready. >> the big winner "the martian," the space thriller starring matt damon as a stranded astronaut. saw it myself yesterday with the family. fantastic.
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in second place, "hotel transylvania 2. some drivers in st. petersburg, florida, found themselves too close to this guy. this is a waterspout. it eventually drifted toward land. look at that. it tossed around a tractor trailer that was crossing one of the bridges there. the truck was damaged, but the driver was not hurt. 5:44 right now. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. dave, times square behind you. east of there, 5th avenue will be lined up with people for the columbus day parade. >> it's going to be a great day for a parade. if you're heading out early to get the best position, maybe bring a light jacket. make sure it's light because you're going to want to take it off later. it is early, but people are out and about, of course. it is the crossroads of the world.
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another major destination. everybody's going to enjoy the sights around the city today. it's going to be so beautiful. 57 currently. mostly clear skies. perfect day. really nothing more to say about. it's going to be obvious all day long. passing shower tomorrow, ushering our first change in the weather this week. then we have a second one. a strong front is going to roll through. all that means is cold air is coming in behind it. we're going to see what's the real fall feel into the weekend. spectacular afternoon. typically we get to about 65. all the way up to 74 degrees today. some locations will be warmer than that away from the city. storm tracker, nothing going on. not a lot of cloud cover at all. that's nice. right now, 47 in muttontown. 54 in valley stream. 49 in floral park. the wider picture, how about we
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head to connecticut right now. bridgeport at 55. over to duchess county at 42 degrees. long branch at 48. we are going to see a couple clouds begin to push on in as we head to tonight. a little bit of atlantic moisture pushes through. this is tomorrow's rain. best chance for a shower, probably after 10:00 in the morning. through the evening, i don't think it's going to be a uniform day of rain at all. in fact, not everyone is going to get some. quarter inch or less. that's what we're expecting. but it is going to be a change from what we're seeing today. big tomb. why? 74 degrees, pleasant out there. sfr game tonight, dodgers versus mets, come on, let's show some support. 66 degrees. first pitch at 8:37. partly cloudy skies. 60 in new york overnight. 53 as you head to cold spring. cooler to the north and west.
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couple showers tomorrow. the temperature slide starts wednesday. then another blast of colder air comes in as we head into friday night, saturday, and sunday. it's going to be a real autumn weekend ahead. what's it like right now as you start your day and get on the roads? lauren's got that. >> pretty easy ride so far. definitely a holiday commute. not as many cars out there. we have a new accident on the roads. we'll take a live look outside at the long island expressway in queens, where -- oh, they're actually moving the camera. there is an accident westbound by 108th street. that's right by exit 21. these are delays getting into the area. leave yourself a little extra time if you're headed that way. let's head to new jersey, where we have another problem out there. broad avenue shut down in both directions between 91th street and fairview avenue. there is a detour set up. let's talk about the trains. some new train delays. delays on uptown r trains.
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that's due to signal problems. also delays on uptown 1 trains. then we have downtown e trains running on the f line from 36th street in queens to west 4th street in manhattan. major commuter lines look good. we'll have your next weather and traffic update on the 4s. >> thanks very much. volkswagen promising to fix the software on its diesel cars many china. they've recalled nearly 2,000 vehicles in that country. german automaker admitted to rigging test emissions. that caused senator charles schumer to demand volkswagen pay the highest possible fine here in the united states. that would be $18 billion. senator schumer says vw needs to own up to its wrongdoing. >> the company carjacked the trust of hundreds of thousands of consumers, thousands of dealers, and they knew it all along. >> schumer says vw should repay the irs for all the tax breaks they got.
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bought the diesel cars to get a rebate. there's still time for vice president joe biden to get into tomorrow's democratic presidential debate, but the insiders say that's highly unlikely. they say biden's not going to make any announcements until after these five candidates face off in las vegas. the vice president huddled over the weekend with his family and advisers at his home in delaware, and they discussed his possible presidential bid. also right now, congressman paul iran is ryan is at home in wisconsin, getting lots of pressure from fellow republicans to take the house speaker's post. publicly his staff says he's not interested. insiders believe that he is leaving the door open. donald trump is back in hot water. this time for a song that's played at his rallies. that's "dream on" by aerosmith. the group's lead singer steven
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he says trump does not have permission to use this song. tyler's lawyer says it's a simple copyright issue. he ran into similar problems with other artists. among them, neil young and r.e.m. hillary clinton, mean while, celebrating her wedding anniversary with a tweet. it was a vintage photo. it says, 40 years ago i married the cute guy from the library. you've still got it. bill clinton put out at simple message on his twitter account. he says, it seems like only yesterday. the clintons met, of course, while they were studying at yale law school. 5:50 now. this morning the new york giants alone at top of the nfc east. what a comeback taking on san francisco. game tied in the third quarter. that's when eli connects on a short pass to o'dell beckham jr. he takes it all the way in for the td. the 49ers tack back the lead. time was winding down. eli hitting larry donnell. giants win their third straight. great comeback.
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>> well done. still ahead on "today in new york," an intruder choosing the wrong target. the unusual way that one woman fought off a would-be burglar.
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welcome back. it is 5:53. 57 degrees. weather and traffic in a moment. first in news for your health, how to protect some of the most vulnerable from big sickened by the flu. >> researchers in cleveland looked at nursing home residents who were given the flu vaccine. those given the high dose, only 1% were likely to be hospitalized. so the flu shots are already out. the good news is they think this year it's going to be more effective. last year -- >> it was a little dicey. they didn't have call the strains. >> right now we got to get to the business at hand. we got work to do. so let's take a look and see what the weather is going to be like for the rest of the day. doesn't seem like flu weather right now. not unless you don't have the day off and want it. then you of course call in. >> my stomach hurts.
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74 degrees should be the high today. look at that. lots of sunshine. it's the perfect fall day because it feels a little warmer than normal. but we still get all the great benefits of some refreshing weather outside. 60 degrees the temperature tonight. mostly cloudy. ushering in a change. we'll see showers rolling in tomorrow. we'll talk more about that in a little bit. off by about 10 degrees as you head to the north and west. >> we have a couple problems on the roads. nothing too big. one of them on the long island expressway westbound by exit 21. so right after the grand central parkway. that's in the right lane. there are some delays getting into this area. head to the grand central. we'll take a live look outside at the inbound side of the holland tunnel. things moving just fine here. into in for a nice ride at all of your hudson river crossings. an intruder got a lot more than he bargained for when he
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broke into a home in indianapolis. >> she pulled a japanese-style sword after she caught him in her hallway. this was only after she punched him in the face eight or ten times. >> it got a hill hairy at one point. he did start reaching into his right font pocket. i said, you take your hand out of your pocket, put it in front of you, orally run you through on how to use this. >> by the way, this is video of her competing in roller derby. you've seen the movies, i'm sure. it's pretty hard core. this guy definitely picked the wrong woman to mess with. she was able to keep him subdued until the police arrived. as dave and michael said, at the sight of the sword, you didn't need to know about the roller derby part. bye. saturday night live celebrating a huge milestone over the weekend. >> the show officially turned 40 years old. it was october 11th, 1975, when "snl" first went live with george carlin as host.
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a comedic staple in u.s. pop culture. to celebrate, snl the exhibition held a birthday party for the show on 5th avenue. >> very cool. coming up next at 6:00, the falling gas prices. it's good for drivers, but it's causing a major problem for older americans. and the latest on the slide suspension. what's next for the dodgers' star being forced to sit the bench over this controversial play that left the mets' shortstop's leg broken. and if you're about to head out the door, take us with you and keep watching. download the news 4 new york app on your mobile device.
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breaking news. live pictures from the flat iron district. a shooting there has left one woman dead and two others fighting for their lives.
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also new this morning a murder mystery in brooklyn when a man is shot inside of his car just steps from a local college campus. plus, chase utley set to fight his two-game suspension over that takeout slide that broke mets' shortstop rueben tejada's leg. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everybody. 6:00 a.m. on this monday, october 12th, columbus day. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm kerry barrett in for darlene. >> chris also has the morning off. but dave price is here with the forecast. a parade friendly forecast. >> you bet. happy to bring you good weather, especially on a day where so many new yorkers are going to be out for this terrific parade. 44 degrees now in emerson. 47 in white plains. right here in the city, 57 in central park. we're on our way up to 74 degrees. a cool start out to the north and west. ramsey at 42 degrees this morning. 44 in wayne. staten island, we're waking up
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long branch at 48 as well. as we begin this hour, let's tell you what you can expect through the day. right now we talked about those clear and cool conditions and the pleasant temperature. as we get to noon, crisp and sunny, 70 degrees. after we reach a high of 74 at about 3:00, we'll begin that slide down. 6:00 tonight, cool with plenty of sunshine out there. changes tonight into tomorrow. another set of changes as far as cooler weather goes as we head to the end of the week. we'll talk about that in minutes. lauren is here with a look at what's happening on the roads and rails. >> a bunch of subwau y changes right now. downtown e trains are running on the f line. we can add delays on downtown e and f trains all due to signal problems. your major commuter lines look good. all operating on their regular weekday schedules. so far, so good. no delays or service changes. more weather and traffic coming
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up on the 4s. want to get to that breaking news in manhattan. one woman now dead, two others in the hospital. it follows a shooting near 5th avenue and 21st street in the flat iron district. katherine creag was the first reporter on the scene. she's got the latest for us no now. >> reporter: as you said, that breaking information. tragically one of the women who was shot has died. she was only 24 years old. the two other women remain in the hospital and police remain here on the scene. there are some officers in the middle of the block. a lot of officers and detectives going in and out of that nightclub that you see there. one of the women shot. as far as we saw, she was conscious the entire time, talking to paramedics. the other two were unconscious. a witness told us he heard several gunshots and that the shooting happened outside on the sidewalk. this happened a little after 4:00 this morning. paramedics rushed the three wounded women who are in their 20s to bellevue hospital. one remains in critical. one in serious condition. the other one died.
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there is a club here on 21st street between broadway and 5th avenue. the passerby we talked with said it was surreal hearing all the gunfire. >> you could hear the gunshots from a distance. i was probably half a block away. i still was in disbelief as i approached. i thought maybe it was a fight that broke out. then you realize there were some serious injuries. >> reporter: and at one point, there were numerous people on the sidewalk. there was a big party at that nightclub that lasted through until 4:00 in the morning. we're waiting to find out if the victims were patrons of that club. again, of the three women that were shot, one of them has died. back to you. >> thanks very much. new this morning, police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man found inside of a crashed car in brooklyn. relatives have identified the victim as 31-year-old carl mckinney. somebody shot him while she was driving his car through ft.
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he was apparently trying to get to brooklyn hospital when he crashed. lori bordonaro will have a live report from the scene coming up at 6:30. also in new jersey, police are searching for a hit-and-run driver that left a college student in a coma. the 22-year-old is in critical condition. she was hit by a car on route 46 in clifton friday. it happened near the valley road exit. she's a senior at montclair state university, and her family and friends are offering a $10,000 reward. happening today, the dodgers' chase utley will reportedly try to appeal that two-game suspension he got before tonight's game against the mets. utley is suspended for the slide saturday night that broke the leg of mets' shortstop rueben tejada. major league baseball deemed it illegal and said, quote, it warrants discipline. tonight the mets will host the dodgers, game three of the nl division series. >> you shouldn't be doing that.
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>> absolutely not a fair play. tha, te way he slid into the base, absolutely not a fair play. >> now, in a statement, baseball officer joe torre says, determining where to draw the line between an illegal slide and a legitimate hard play is an extremely difficult call for our umpires. so that's essentially the debate right now. did he go out of the base path? >> intentionally. >> or was he just trying to knock the ball down. we'll see if the suspension stands. >> he was way out of the base path. i'm going to say it. >> we want to check weather and traffic right now. let's start with storm team 4's dave price on this columbus day. >> everything is inbounds and fair. in fact, even the skies are fair at this point. we look around the northeast and things look great. it's going to be a terrific day out there. 57 degrees greets us this morning. we say hello to everyone watching in connecticut. we'll take a trip on i-95. we'll start in greenwich at exit 3.
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we'll get to stanford, 42 there. westport, 47 degrees. and onwards to fairfield at 39 degrees. shelton at 46. redding at 45. widen out the picture to look at some other areas. the island, 53 degrees in farmingdale. up north to duchess county. we have 43 degrees in orange county. temperatures in the lower 40s in that region. as we head to jersey, 40 in bridge water. 49 in trenton. first forecast for the day, we see the temperatures in central park. 40s and 50s in the suburbs. clear skies right now. as we start our day together, we'll be all the way to 74 degrees by 3:00 p.m. in for a great day with clouds tonight and showers tomorrow. cooler temps at the end of the week. we'll go through all those details just moments away. right now, let's check on your morning commute. >> thanks, dave. good morning, everyone. just got word of a disabled vehicle in the hugh l. carey tunnel. that's heading towards manhattan
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and blocks a lane. watch out for delays here. a live look outside at delays on the long island expressway by the grand central parkway. there is an accident westbound blocking the right lane not too far from here by 108th street. certainly leave yourself some extra time if you're headed that way. we'll take a live look at the belt parkway. very quiet out there as you make your way past jfk airport. nothing getting in your way. alternate side of the street parking rules are suspended today. you still need to pay the meter. more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you. in tompkinsville, people demanding the old staten island hospital be torn down to prevent anymore tragedy like last week. 16-year-old marcos castillo fell down an elevator shaft. he fell seven stories. there's a new fence that's gone up near the entrance. some of the neighbors say that's not enough. >> i think the building should
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>> i think it needs to be, you know, demolished. ds are always in there. in response to our inquiries, the department of buildings issued a statement yesterday saying, quote, this was clearly a tragic event and we feel for the family. at this time, the circumstances surrounding the incident are still under investigation. in connecticu a woman accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl she tried to kidnap due in court today. she's tawana randall, arrested saturday night, five days after she allegedly lured a 17-year-old girl into her car in bridgeport. we showed you the surveillance video last week. it shows that girl escaping by jumping out of theemoving car. police say that teenager was not hurt. the political organization founded by mayor de blasio would like to make income inequality a focal point at a presidential race.
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a panel of experts will question the candidates about their plans to close the gap between the wealthy and the poor. the top five candidates in each party will be invited. unlike the debates, each candidate will appear on stage one at a time. 6:08 right now. in this morning's cnbc money report. lower gas prices can be a sign of bad news for millions of americans. landon dowdy joins us ith those details. all has to do with calculating inflation. >> that is exactly right. you never thought low gas prices would be a bad thing. for the third time in 40 years, millions of social security recipients, disabled vets, and retire maes can expec no increase in benefits next year. the annuale cost of living adjustment is based on the consumer price index. this year the cpi is being dr ged down bn low gas prices. that could affect more than one-fifth of the u.s. population. and twitter is reportedly planning company-wide layoffs this week, just days after jack
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dorsey was named permanent ceo. it's unclear how many cuts will be made, but it comes ase twitter is restructuring its engineering organization to make it more efficient. the company has about 4100 employees and 35 offices around the world. it's likely most of those layoffs will be engineers, which make up about half of the staff. >> kind of crazy, right? >> it's so popular. landon, thank you very much. we appreciate it. up next, a special message from the fdny aimed at lgbt. we'll show you the inspiring message from new york's bravest. and later, families plead for help when their beloved service dog disappears on long island. plus, your weather and traffic on the 4s coming up.
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6:13 right now. four things to now this morning. a story we've been following all morning long. one woman is dead, two others are in the hospital. it follows a shooting outside a club in the flat iron district on n1st street. katherine creag is in contact wieath police. she's going to give us an update in a few minutes. also, the dodgers' chase utley appealing his suspestnsion for saturday night's controversial play in which mets' shortstop rueben tejada broke his leg. southwest airlines warning passengers flying today, get there early and print out your boarding passes before you come out to the airport. it follows a technical glitch that has delayed hundreds of flights yesterday. and expect road closures today in manhattan as the columbus day parade is hitting the streets. for a full list of closures, go to our website, nbcnewyork.com.
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there's a crash on the new jersll turnpike in carlstadt. chopper 4 is over the scene. >> some problems out here in bergen county. these are live pictures from chopper 4lof the southbond western spur here at new jersey turnpike. is is at the end of the exit for the meadowlands. you can see a nasty accident with an overturned vehicle. looks like that vehicle slammed into a utility pole. at least one injury has been reported on all of this. you can see there toward the center part of your screen, that's at least one patient that's being treated for injuries right now. amazing that this buy it is actually able to walk around on his own based on the condition of that vehicle. in the meantime, we do have southbound western spur of the new jersey turnpike, the exit to get off to the meadowlands, that's now closed ed closed. not affecting traffic just yet. we'll continue to keep you up to date. >> thank you very much. it is time for weather and traffic. let's check in with dave. a buffet of sunshine today.
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that's what we called it earlier. all you can get. to vday you should take because we see some changes in the forecast as we head to tomorrow. we are going to see a passing shower on tuesday. then another system is going to push through, opening the door for really cool air, autumn-like air to wind its way into owe backyards as we head into the weekend. the storm tracker right now picks up nothing all through the 95 corridor from boston down to washington. the northeast looking good and stretching a the way back as you head to buffalo and cleveland. but we do have some stuff beginning to push on through. that'll happen tonight. 53 in valley stream right now. floral park at 49. nice and warm in montauk at this hour. we see 43 degrees, much cooler
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in poughkeepsie. 49 in trenton. all right. the future tracker, here's what we see. right now, remember everywhere is clear. watch what happens as we go through the day today. late afternoon, some moisture from the atlantic. then this is what we see pushing through. some scattered shower activity. most likely, i think, after about the 10:00 hour. not everyone gets rain. we will probably wind up with about a quarter inch or less. but it is going to be some scattered shower activity. cloudy conditions. not anything like today. today, 74 degrees. sunshine for everybody. look at this. we're near 80 as you head up to places like poughkeepsie. 73 at the jersey shore. as we head to other locations, morristown in the mid-70s. the game tonight, 66 degrees. dodgers versus mets, 8:37.
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now, as we head into the overnight, we're going to dip down to 60 in the city. cooler to the north and west. we're going to see some rain begin to roll on in. keep that in mind. the weekend planner looks very, very nice. but cool, significantly cooler. 58 on saturday with a breeze. sunday, 57. overnight in the 40s. that seven-day forecast. remember, changes tomorrow with the scattered showers. we begin the temperature drop. then much cooler air to wrap up the week. that's your seven-day forecast. now to get you where you need to go, lauren's here. >> thank you, dave. we have some delays right now on uptown 1 and r trains. delays on downtown e and f trains. all due to signal problems. your major commuter lines look good. that's a plus. if you're getting on the roads, on the taconic southbound before the westchester-putnam county line, watch out for an accident. and we just got one in on the throgs neck bridge. delays are building. white stone bridge free and clear. on the long island expressway, westbound after the grand central parkway by 108th street,
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there is an accident in the right lane. you can see delays are growing through here as well. you'll need to leave yourself some extra time. then heading over to new jersey, broad avenue still closed and destoured out there between 91st street and fairview avenue. they're cleaning up an accident. otherwise, things look good out there. alternate side of the street parking rules are suspended today. more weather and traffic ahead. 6:19 right now. there are new accusations that a congressional investigation of benghazi is now unfairly focused on hillary clinton's e-mails. a former intelligence officer who worked for that committee is making these charges. he claims he was fired for trying to keep the probe focused on the attack in libya. the committee's republican leader says he was fired for failing to be nonpartisan. also, president obama now weighing in on clinton's use of a private server to store her e-mails. >> you know, she made a mistake.
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i do think that the way it's been ginned up is in part because of politics. >> president obama also said that he does not believe donald trump will be the next president and called the republican contender a classic reality tv character. 6:20 now. the fdny getting behind a national campaign to help lgbt kids and teenagers. >> being able to embrace who you are and say, this is me, i'm not changing for anyone, i love who i am, is such a powerful, empowering experience. >> the department has put together a video for the it gets better project. it's a campaign organized five years ago to fight the tide of suicides by young people who are dealing with bullying and other anti-gay prejudice. the video was released over the weekend to coincide with national coming out day, which was yesterday. and you can see it in its entirety on the fdny website. moving to greenville, south
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carolina. a high school student got quite a surprise at her homecoming. this was friday night. probably her best surprise ever. she had no idea that her dad was at her homecoming game. these videos, they kill me. he's an army sergeant. he just got back from kuwait. you think she's a little happy to see him? the school and her dad arranged the whole thing. she had no idea that this was happening, no idea he was back in the states, and certainly no idea he was going to be at the game. so cool. >> it's great to see, isn't it? >>ic look at those videos over and over. 6:21 now. still ahead, we're going to tell you about the announcement coming today that could lure tourists over the hudson into new jersey. and up next, the giants pulling off an amazing win versus washington. we'll show it to you.
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all right. that's route 3 towards rutherford, new jersey. this morning the giants are happy. >> because their team is at the top of the division. that's what i'm supposed to say. taking on san francisco. the game was tied in the third quarter. you were selling. i was enthralled. that's when eli manning connects with o'dell beckham jr. he takes it the rest of the way for the score. the 49ers would take the lead. watch the catch. in the fourth quarter, eli manning hits larry donnell. the giants win their third straight 30-27. >> what a great catch. when things are going your way, they really go your way. >> wonder what that feels like. >> things are going your way. come on. look at that weather picture outside.
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it's beautiful, everyone. here's what you can expect through the day. it's going to be a day filled with sunshine, 74 degrees. perfect. just perfect. not up you can add to that, to be honest with you. 60 degrees tonight, mostly cloudy. we are going to see things begin to change, showers come in tomorrow. full forecast in just a couple minutes. >> hey, lauren. what's happening? >> we have a lot of bus detours out there today. some new ones for nj transit commuters. bus route 83, 165, 166, and 168 are all on detour. we'll take a live look outside at the alexander hamilton bridge. very few problems on the roads. a bunch of issues on the subways. details coming up. >> thanks very much. up next, an update on that breaking news we've been following in manhattan. >> reporter: i'm katherine creag live on east 1 21st street and broadway where three women were
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we have new information on what the suspect may have been driving. >> reporter: i'm lori bordonaro in brooklyn where a young father was gunned down inside his car. hear from his family members coming up. and 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 on your mobile device right now.
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the centers for medicare and medicaid services recently asked patients to rate the quality of over 3,500 hospitals. t fewer than 10% received 5 stars. r among them was cancer treatment centers of america in philadelphia.
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breaking news as we look at these live pictures from 21st street. one woman is dead, two others hurt, when gunshots ring out in the flat iron district. a father of three murdered inside of his own car. new this morning, hear what family members are saying about this heartless crime. plus, chase utley is said to try and fight his two-game suspension over that takeout slide that broke the mets' shortstop rueben tejada's leg. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everybody. 6:30 a.m. on this monday, october 12st, columbus day. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm kerry barrett. >> dave price is here with our good-looking forecast. >> happy to be here. happy to give you a great forecast. as you mentioned, 57 right now in central park.
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a little cooler up north in emerson. it's 44 degrees. 42 in ramsey. 47 in white plains. 53 in valley stream. jfk checking in at 54. brooklyn at 53 degrees. again, temperatures pretty much range from the low 40s to the upper 50s around the region. a little cool spot in morristown right now at 37 degrees. sussex at just 40. through the day today, we warm on up to 70 degrees at noontime. about 3:00 we'll get up to 74. we'll slide on down to 70. still 70 degrees at 6:00 tonight. some clouds come in overnight. rain tomorrow. and some changes for the weekend temperature-wise. talk about that in just a bit. lauren is here with traffic and transit. >> a rare problem at this hour. we have two accidents on the throgs neck bridge in both directions. the bronx bound accident blocks a lane. queens bound shutting down two lanes. completely avoiz
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also some subway changes. d trains uptown. delays and service changes on e, f, and m changes. more weather and traffic ahead. we want to get you to that breaking news in manhattan. one woman is dead, two others are fighting for their lives. if follows a shooting near 5th avenue and 21st street. katherine creag was the first recorder on the scene. she joins us on the scene with the latest. >> reporter: we're getting more information from police that this was a drive-by shooting. the gunman in a dark-colored sedan, perhaps a bmw. traveling here on east 21st street between broadway and 5th avenue. where you see those police officers there at that nightclub, that's where several people were standing. a total of three women were shot. those victims were transported to bellevue hospital. at least two of the victims, we saw they were conscious. they were talking with paramedics. tragically, one of the women died.
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witnesses told us they heard several gunshots. this all happened a little after 4:00 this morning. paramedics rushed the three wounded women to bellevue hospital. they are in their 20s. again, one of them died who was 24 years old. one of the women remains in critical. the other one in serious condition. the club here on 21st street near broadway, they had a big party here last night that ended at 4:00 a.m. a passerby told us what he saw and heard. >> six, seven gunshots. pop, pop, pop, pop, pop. after that, a ton of mayhem, screaming, yelling. you could hear the gunshots from a distance. i was probably half a block away. >> reporter: again, police are telling us that the suspect may have been in a dark-colored sedan, possibly a bmw. again, those two women, they remain in the hospital. sadly, one of the women died. she was only 24. back to you. >> kat, thank you very much.
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happening now, police are investigating a mysterious murder in a queens park. the body of a woman found inside kissena park was yesterday afternoon. investigators say she had slash wounds on her neck and stomach. they have not identified her, and no arrests have been made. happening today, the l.a. dodgers and chase utley will try to appeal his suspension before tonight's playoff game against the mets. utley suspended for two games because of this play saturday night. mets' shortstop rueben tejada broke his leg. he'll not be able to play again this year. now, the dodgers are defending utley, saying it's what every ball player is taught, to try and break up the double play. mets fans say this was dirty. >> it was a dirty play. it was a dirty play. >> you think he did it on purpose? >> i think he did it on purpose, yes, i do. >> win the series. that's the best way to get back at the dodgers. >> in a statement, baseball's chief baseball officer says,
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the line between an illegal slide and a legitimate hard play is an extremely difficult call for our umpires. that's where the debate will be. you see strong opinions on both sides. >> absolutely. it is 6:34. that means it's time for weather and traffic on the 4s. >> good news for you all day today. it's going to be beautiful. the game tonight, spectacular baseball weather. as we check the storm tracker right now, not a lot going on. fair sky p , 57 degrees. 44 degrees in danbury. 41 degrees in westhampton. 37 degrees in morristown. long branch at 48 degrees. as far as the weather today, right now we see temperatures on the cool side. as we head into the rest of the day, look at that warmup. 70 degrees.
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certainly for you if you are out and about. 74 degrees at 3:00 p.m. that's going to be our high. dip down to about 70 degrees at 6:00 tonight. then the clouds begin to roll in. more in just a little bit. right now, lauren has a look at traffic and transit. >> a couple accidents out there on the roads in addition to the two on the throgs neck bridge. we have one on the taconic southbound before the westchester-putnam county line. minor delays there. this just in. thste ramp is closed heading up the garden state parkway northbound to route 22 in union. you cannot get off there. you'll need to get off at the exit before that if you need to access route 22. we w l talk about the buses. a lot of detours out there this morning. 11 of them in the boroughs. nj transit bus routes 83, 165, 166, and 168. alternate side of the street parking rules suspended today, but you still need to pay the meters. new this morning, the search is on for a gunman who murdered
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haotic scene unfolding just steps from long island university and brooklyn hospital. lori bordonaro is in ft. greene with new overnight details. >> reporter: police tell me that victim was inside his car stopped at a red light when someone fired multiple shots into his car window. family tells me that he tried to drive to the hospital, but you can see here he actually crashed his car right into this iron gate on dekalb and rockwell place. he then put the jeep into reve ohrse and crashed here across the street, never makin it to the hospital. family identifies him as 31-year-old karl mckinney, a music producer from brooklyn and father of three. the shooting happened at about 2:30 this morning on ashland place and fulton streets. police say they recovered eight shell casings. the motive still not clear. his family tells me he's a spirited, funny guy, and devoted to his children. >> he don't bother nobody. so when i got the news, i
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thought they were playing with me. he's a loving person. he don't bother nobody. >> reporter: police say the gunman was wearing dark clothing, headed eastbound on ashland place. once again, this still under winvestigation. back to you. >> lori, thank you. coming up on 6:38. right now police are s rching for three thieves who mugged a bronx grandmother. she fought off her attackers. she didn't want her face shown, but the 60-year-old grandwither is nursing a broken wrist. she says she cried out for helpt surveillance video shows three men attacking her after she had gotten off the 2 train early saturday morning. they tried to take her purse. she fought back. now she says she's terri glfied to go outside. >> it scare. meke scared. i don't knpw if they have gun or knife. ge>> the surveillance video shows omone of the attackers kicking her in the leg to knock her down. that's how she broke her wrist.
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happening now, a long island family desperately searching for a missing service dog that belongs to a teenager with us atism.t the boy's mother says lulu ran out of their home during friday night's rainstorm. she said the family had just moved into the house, and lulu may not know her way around enough to find her way back. anybody who has seen her is beingsk.d to contact the family. for information on how to do that, g otoetur website, nbcnewyork.com. today jersey city wo l take a step regarding those a pr b&b rentals. jersey city lawmakers tells us about legislation to legalize the apartment sharing program. today's "new york times" reports other web-based rentals like home away and flip key could be covered. in return, those sharing programs would be subject to new jersey's 6% hotel tax. happening today,petaan
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avenue as the 71st annual columbus day parade gets ready to step off. this year mayor de blasio marched. last year he drew a little bit of criticism for not going. high school senior was miss columbus. >> congratulations to her. 6:40 now. coming up, it was the mac and cheese tirade seen around the nation. now find out how that uconn students are trying to use that embarrassing video to help others. >> my goodness. up next, don't try this at home. the wife of a famous daredevil shows that thrill seeking is a fan mily affairp and we'll have weather and traffic on the 4s coming up as weon look at the grand central parkway by laguardia airport. appropriate en ough on th o columbus day.
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6:43 now. the wife of a well-known daredevil has prochb she, too, can wow a crowd. this is erendira wallenda. all the tricks she did done without safety equipment. she's the wife of nick wallenda. he's known for walking the high wire without a net. erendira is from a family of acrobats. she's been doing that since she was 5 years old. as you say, do not try this at your home or anybody's home. >> i had no idea. her husband is the one that gets all the glory. that's how it always works. >> no, not fair. >> very big of him. >> let's check in with dave right now and see what's going on. >> not getting in the middle of that. i'll stick to the weather picture.
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nice to see you. 57 degrees out at 6:44. times square in the background. now people are getting ready to be out and about for the start of a new day. it is 30 rock. beautiful weather. fair skies and we are in for a spectacular day. let's go and hit the headlines right now. you don't need to say anything more. when you have the word perfect as the first word of your sentence, you're in good shape. passing shower tomorrow. things do change. a second set of changes as we head into the end of the week where temps are going to drop significantly. it's going to feel like an autumn weekend by the time we get to saturday. average temperature is 65 degrees. today, nine degrees warmer than that. it is going to feel great. it is going to look great. it is going to be great. the entire northeast bathed in sunshine today. clouds out in the atlantic. another system working its way in from the west.
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for the time being, it can't get better. we'll check island temperatures right now. floral park at 48 degrees. widen out the picture and head over to jersey. morristown, it's chilly there. get that down jacket on this morning, but get ready to take it off this afternoon. 49 in trenton. 43 in poughkeepsie. 57 here in central park. we don't see any cloud cover right now. it's going to remain that way. just sitting in the atlantic, pushing in our direction. but that's the system that's going to roll in for tomorrow. it's not going to be long-lived. it's going to bring us some scattered showers. we'll probably wind up with a quarter of an inch or less. it's not going to be a great day. today is going to be a good one. south winds 5 to 10 miles per hour. plenty of sunshine. look at those temperatures. near 80 degrees as you head to the north. for the game tonight, if you want to take me out to the ball game, i'd love to go.
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if you're going, 66 degrees, 8:37, partly cloudy skies. rest of the night, 60 degrees. into tomorrow, we're going to wind up just a little bit cooler. into the overnight, we're going to bottom out with some cloudy skies rolling in. seven-day forecast. temperature slide begins ever so slightly tomorrow. wednesday and thursday look good. really cold air heading in saturday and sunday. friday, again, the day when we get that strong front moving through. showers possible to the north and the west. keep in mind, chilly night over the weekend. just in the 40s. that's a quick look at your weather picture. lauren has traffic. >> thanks, dave. a couple problems on the roads. we're going to head to the throgs neck bridge, where we have two accidents. one of them, bronx bound, blocks a right lane. queens bound blocks two lanes. very heavy in both directions there. head over to the white stone bridge. already on the cross island getting there, we're seeing some delays pick up. you'll definitely need to leave
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police activity on the van wyck expressway. delays building through here. now an accident on the major deegan. this is northbound by 138th street. another spot to avoid. heading over to new jersey, this is an update on that garden state parkway accident northbound by exit 140. earlier reports was that it was on the ramp to 140. now it shuts down two lanes on the main roadway. you can see very, very heavy delays getting through this area as well. otherwise, things are moving along pretty nicely out there. we have delays and service changes on downtown e, f, and m trains. all other subway issues have cleared out. alternate side of the street parking rules are suspended. meter rules still in effect. 6:48. "saturday night live" tackling gun g&tu$@v o5 co &| control in em^o1*a6?of%'( tu$@vo5 co &| em^o1*a6?o f%'(
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when you spend $150 million to produce a movie, you expect it to make its money back at the box office. >> but when you make $15 million in your opening weekend, it's not going to cut it. >> move away from that wall up. in this weekend. it makes it one of the worst box office bombs of the year. >> the weekend's big winner was "the martian," the sci-fi thriller starring matt damon as an astronaut stranded on mars. you saw it. >> it was fabulous. read the book, it was fabulous. i don't even understand the science. "today" show coming up in a few minutes. good morning. >> a lot ahead.
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who are the guys in aerosmith? >> okay. now, you know chris cimino and i, unbeknownst to each other, went to see aerosmith december 16th, 1977. it's steven tyler and joe perry. >> who did he say? >> he was off in every combination this morning. >> i was like roger dahl tri perry. >> it was great, michael. >> you were covered well. >> coming up, southwest airlines warning passengers today, if you're going to the airport, get there at least two hours early. print your boarding passes before you arrive. that technical problem on sunday forced a lot of flights to be delayed. lots of nightmares for people. check with the airline this morning. >> good advice. this morning, the texas city councilmember who was tased outside his home by a local police officer is speaking out as outrage over that incident continues to grow. also, families holding out hope for sign of missing children.
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the process of age progression, creating updated images of missing children. rossen will put the experts to the test using his own pictures as a child. >> and a special columbus day concert from selena gomez. it's good for you as we get started on a monday morning right here on "today." it's a good crowd out there. >> it's going to be great. she'll be joined on stage by steven perry and joe tyler. >> at one point i said rick perry. >> the texas governor. very well-known keyboardist for ho aerosmith. >> who knew? all right, guys. thanks so much. >> oh, my goodness. yeah, that was kind of a disaster. but you did recover. up next, an update on breaking stories we've been following all morning long. >> you're watching "today in new
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we want o update you on the breaking news. one woman is dead, two others were hurt. this follows a shooting in the flat iron district. >> katherine creag was the first reporter on the scene. kat? >> reporter: kerry and michael, police are looking for a gunman who carelessly shot at a group of people outside of this nightclub here on east 21st street. a total of three women were shot. tragically, one of them died, a 24-year-old woman. it happened here at east 21st street between broadway and 5th after about 4:00 this morning. there was a big party here last night that wrapped up around 4:00 a.m. the two women who remain in the hospital, they are in their 20s. they're in critical and serious condition.
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back to you. >> kat, thank you very much. want to check in with lauren. >> big problems at the throgs neck bridge this morning. chopper 4 is live over the scene of two accidents out there. one of them heading towards queens involving a police car. two lanes are shutdown on the queens bound throgs neck bridge. an accident in the bronx bound as well. heavy delays in both directions. we also have extremely heavy delays northbound on the gardening state parkway because of an accident blocking two lanes by exit 140. >> good to know. final check. >> yeah, don't need a lot of time for this one. great weather today. all the way up to 74 degrees. a couple showers into tomorrow. wednesday and thursday we begin to cool down. really cool air into saturday and sunday. >> 56, huh? >> just before we go, we want to tell lauren we have to remind people 5th avenue is closed for columbus day parade. >> a lot of closures. midtown will be fun but jammed up today.
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wall street is open, but a lot of government offices are closed. do enjoy columbus day. happy columbus day from all of us here. >> yes, indeed. and of course you can get all the information about closures you need on our website, nbcnewyork.com. meanwhile, the "today" show is next. >> and that's what's happening today in new york. good morning, more delays, more head lakes aches. that computer glitch that grounded many southwest flights are causing problems for tens of millions of travelers this morning. what will it take to fix it and the warning the airline is issuing to travelers. she made a mistake, president obama weighed in on the e-mail controversy plaguing hillary clinton. >> it is important for her to answer these questions to the satisfaction of the american public.
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