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we're going to share the sky, if you will. sunny and nice at noon. 62 degrees at 6:00 p.m. our high temperature today, a couple degrees off from where we were yesterday. down by about two degrees or so. as we head into the next several days, much cooler air, little bit of a shower possible or a spritz overnight. behind it, windy conditions too. tell you more about that in a few. right now, let's say hello to lauren. >> good morning. we do have an accident investigation out there in nassau county. eastbound all lanes shut down on the southern state parkway. you'll want to head to sunrise highway instead. we'll take a live look outside at some delays because of construction. there's the bqe out there as you make your way into the air yar of the brooklyn bridge. more weather and traffic coming up. >> thank you very much. right now, lamar odom's loved ones are at his bedside as we learn more about the incident
basketball star in the hospital. kerry barrett is in the newsroom. >> he's not doing well. such a sad story. this 35-year-old nba and reality tv star is on life support. khloe kardashian, her entire family, by his side. he was found unresponsive at a nevada brothel, the love ranch. we're hearing he spent about four days there. the owner of the brothel says he personally didn't see any drugs but that odom, he knows, had consumed very large amounts of something called herbal viagra. authorities are looking for a warrant for blood evidence of drugs. we know callers told the 911 operators when they found him that odom had been using cocaine. we know he has struggled with drug use. he was arrested with a dui. he emerged as one of the most promising basketball talents of his entire generation. he had a very difficult childhood in queens. his mother died of cancer when he was only 12 years old. his father, who is else
strangeestranged, was addicted to heroin. derek fisher, knicks head coach and a former teammate of odom, says odom at his heart is a good guy. >> lamar odom is one of the greatest people i've ever known. so that's the way i see him. >> at this point, hospital officials aren't providing any immediate word about his condition. we know yesterday they said it was critical. the investigation, of course, still ongoing. police this morning are still waiting on those toxicology results. we'll keep you posted. >> all right, kerry. thank you so much. right now travelers heading to the airport are hoping they don't end up in crowds like this. a computer system crashed causing big backups around the country, including at jfk airport. tracie strahan is there right now with what we know. >> reporter: darlene, good morning. we reached out to customs and border patrol about this because so many people were wondering via social media or here on the
they told us that it affected international travel, a critical part of it. they tried to address things quickly, but not before it stranded passengers here for nearly two hours. it was a computer glitch, and a very serious one, that affected not just jfk, but long lines and major delays could be seen all throughout this airport. similar problems were reported in boston, dallas, and ft. worth. even los angeles. this affected the computer system that checks the names of passengers against the terror watch list. but when it wept down, passengers were left confused and delayed. >> our flight arrived an hour ago. an hour and 30 minutes ago. she just gort t here. the system was down. >> reporter: customs and border patrol told us they don't think night's glitch. they still do not know what caused it. you hear a lot of people going by us right now with their luggage. they're heading into the international terminal.
normal operations are expected today. they're smiling going in. the hope is they stay that way. back to you. >> certainly hope so. thank you. coming up on 5:04. happening today, this is it for the mets. take on the dodgers in the deciding game of the nlds. jacob degrom won game one. if he gets into trouble, terry collins says he'll go right to the other starting pitchers out of the bull pen. if the mets win, they're going to move on to the national league championship series against the cubs. what a matchup that would be. if they lose, the season is over. so they got to win this game. it all comes down to this. >> this is it. all right. 5:04. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. time to talk about the weather. good morning, dave. >> you're making me anxious already. >> this is it. >> all right, guys. this is it. this is what we're looking at this morning.
temperatures out on long island pretty much in the 50s. the wider picture, equally nice, depending on where you are. you're going to see temperatures dropping into the 30s as you head to the northern or western suburbs. 39 in newburgh. down at long branch, it's 46 degrees. 47 in trenton. the sky is going to be great today. yesterday we saw things cloud up during the afternoon as predicted. then clearing out as we headed into the evening hours. no such thing today. high clouds and that's about all. plenty of blue sky for us. overnight we are going to begin to see some moisture and cloud cover roll on in. behind it, cooler air. much cooler air. today's temperatures look like this. we climb to 66 degrees and drop down during the evening hours. crisp sunshine for everyone. that's a quick look at your weather picture. let's check in now on the roads and rails with lauren. >> good morning, everyone. if you're getting on the buses, 15 of them are detoured this
morning in all of the boroughs except for the bronx. take your pick there. we'll head to the trains. all of them look good. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect today. >> thank you very much, lauren. happening today, the staten island teen who died after falling down an elevator shaft in an old abandoned hospital will be laid to rest. the funeral mass for 16-year-old marcos castillo will be at 10:00 a.m. at our lady of mt. caramel benedict church. meanwhile, demolition ha finally started at the building where he plunged to his death. a full demolition permit was applied for in june. it was issued four days after marcos fell to his death. >> they knew it was dangerous. why they don't close it? why they don't close the gates long time ago?
searching for the man in this video. he's robbing commuters on the 1 train. police say he's hit a number of times in the tribeca area. in this case, he shows a knife, demands money from his victims. nobody was hurt. police are offering $2500 in reward money for his arrest. charges have been dropped against a long island man accused of taking pictures of a boy in a restaurant bathroom. luis flores jr. says he lost his job, received death threats after his arrest last may. surveillance video showed him at the north babylon restaurant where the alleged crime happen. prosecutors now say that video shows flores was never alone in the bathroom with the boy, and there were no photos of the boy on flores' cell phone. >> i'm just relieved. this is such a blessing right now. i don't wish this on anybody. anybody at all. >> flores says his arrest was a mistake from the very beginning,
and he hopes to start rebuilding his life. 5:08 now. seven men are facing charges in costa rica. they're accused in a drug rinkling linked to a family run pizzeria in queens. investigators say the men were smuggling cocaine to a pizzeria in corona with ties to the mafia in italy. the pizzeria's owner and family members were arrested back in march. investigators say they received shipments of cocaine from costa rica. authorities say they've broken up a gun trafficking ring that was bringing weapons into new york by bus. prosecutors say the conversation about the gun running operation were overheard on a wiretap. >>'s think about who and how many victims might have suffered had
we not identified and intercepted these gun traffickers. >> investigators say he stole more than 100 weapons ranging from handguns to assault rifles. he is now under arrest and being held without bail. 5:09. topping this morning's money report, something jetblue calls li-fi. 's free wi-fi connection during your flight. it should be available in every jetblue our airbus plane. meanwhile, the world's longest flight is turning to .newark. singapore airlines plans to restore nonstop service from its hometbase. that's a 19-hour flig t. you spend nearly a day in the air. the airline saysrthey're going to use new roomr wide-body airbus jets that should allow for more seating.
i don't think they have that in all classes. >> not sure about thar t, yeah. i don't know. >> but you will get several servings of peanuts. >> at least wo. >> i'm sure you get some meals a 19-hour flight. 5:09. just ahead a moment that had passengers booing and now an airline apologizing. plus, it doesn't look like much right now, but some people want to turn this historic ship into new york's next floating museum like the intrepid. and a touching moment that you cannot miss. the story behind this father walking his daughter down the aisle. plus, we'll see some temperatures that we haven't seen in a whi . weather and traffic on the 4s is next.
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we'll have an update in 15 minutes. mayor de bla o is going to part for his trip to israel. it comes just as seyurity there ist, being tightened after a rash of violence. today the taxi and limoopine commission will vote on a pilot program to replace those tv screens inethe back of yellow bs with other quiete technology. one idea is a new gps-based meter system that uses smartphones or tablets to process payments. there will be no shortage of people who want to take this little kitten home. this is pene lope. we told you last week she was rescued from a storm drain in eens. yesterday the rescue group that's taking care of her tweeted out e's ow ready for adoption, ready to find a new home. there's going to be plenty of new homes vying for her. d hopefully people come there and take home some other animals. >> absolutely. once you get in -- >> oh, yeah. >> you don't get out without a pet usually. it's 5:14. lots of loving animals that need homes. good morning, dave. >> good morning to you guys.
i can't help it. today's weather is going to be purr-fect. i apologize. >> i see what you did. >> seemed like a good segue at the time. a nice day today. chilly this morning out and abot if you're getting ready to go. wear that light jacket. it's going to be more comfortable. we have a spritz or a shower rolling through early friday. we're talking late overnight into the early hours of tomorrow morning. that is going to usher in changes temperature- ise. behind it, much cooler air and a brisk and chilly weekend. mperatures today, 66 degrees. normal right is 64. right now temps ranging from the 50s down into th 40s as you head north and west. we even have a couple 30s popping up as you head to far locations like sussex. for us today, all the clouds from yesterday now out into the atlantic. behind it we have u relatively clear skies. a couple high clouds popping up.
we're in for a beautiful day. sky conditions are going to give us plenty of sunshine. future tracker shows late into tonight we see a little bit of moisture pushing in our direction. there's not a lot of it. it's a drier s'stem than we iginally thought. that's good news. abundant sunshine for everybody today. not a lot of cloud cover at all. 65 will be the high in poughkeepsie. we'll get up to 64 in belmar. pretrety much wherever you go, we'll be in t 60s, except as you head to the higher elevations or out to the no,rthern or western far suburbs. 52 degrees tonight. that's when we begin to see our changes. a late shower turns breezy. in fact, let's check that. it turns windy later on. southwest winds 10 to 20 miles per hour. the bigger picture shows that cooler air beginning to work its way in our direction. cool canadian air in place for the weekend. someone tweeted me and said, can we still have a barbecue this weekend? sure, it's going to be nice out, but make sureoyou have a fleece for everyone. bright and gusty on saturday.
the wind really kicking up. sunday, look at this. our high temperature only 52 degrees. we wake up to 30s in the city, 20s possibly to the far north and west. we'll tell you all about the seven-day forecast in just a couple minutes. right now, good morning, lauren. >> good morning, dave. mostly a good morning for the commute. we still have that accident investigation out there in nassau county on the southern state parkway, which shuts it down eastbound from nassau road over to the meadowbrook. you can always head to sunrise highway as an alternate option. of course, i'll continue to keep you posted. we're seeing delays on the bqe this morning. so what else is new. heading into the area of the brooklyn bridge, two lanes shut down and a slow ride through there in the eastbound lanes. a live look outside. route 3, things moving along nicely there. new jersey overall in fantastic shape. we'll head over to the inbound side of the midtown tunnel there as cars come around the curve from it the l.i.e. heading into manhattan manhattan. as you can see, things are still
alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect today. >> okay, lauren. thank you. 5:17 right now. this morning american airlines is apologizing to a woman kicked off a flight by a flight attendant. >> this can't be legal. >> if you don't come off, i'm going to have to call the officers. >> i know you didn't see it. [ booing ] >> the woman was in tears as she left the flight in phoenix that was headed to her home in oregon. she says it started when she didn't hear a flight attendant telling her to stop while she made her way to her seat. that's when he confronted her and had her kicked from the plane. in a statement, american airlines says it has, quote, addressed the issue with our team members. it is 5:18 now. this morning it may happen we're
historic ocean liner back here. the "uss united states" wants to bring it home to possibly make it a floating museum and hotel. however, it can no longer pay the $60,000 a month cost of maintaining it during the negotiations. >> so this ship perfectly symbolizes the nation's pride, power, purpose and just willingness to do big things. >> there's some old newsreel footage. the ship could be sold for scrap if they don't raise enough money. when it was crist hristened it was the fastest oceanliner to cross the ocean. >> love to see that. 5:19. starting tomorrow, the intrepid sea, air, and space museum will offer a look at its historic past. >> they'll remember its three
their f-4 phantom, the classic aircraft. you'll be able to read letters sent by one sailor to his girlfriend. he says it helped get him through those tough times. >> i used to just long to get a letter from her. >> i felt kind of bad for him because he would get very little sleep. >> nice that they were able to remember that. the intrepid's exhibit is also going to look back at what was going on in the united states, the protests and clothing from the prisoners and utensils they used while they were held prisoner in vietnam. you'll also learn about the troops and sailors who fought and what it was like to serve on board and even to be a prisoner of war. fascinating. well f you're going to a metropolitan opera tomorrow, the legendary tenor is in the hospital. he's expected to have his gallbladder removed next week. domingo already missed five performances because of pain. he should be back for performances next month, starting november 6th.
this is a wonderful story. of course, it's special for any father, the chance to walk his daughter down the aisle. that moment took on even greater meaning at one wedding that took place in maine. that's because the man standing up from the wheelchair, his daughter heather waiting for him, but ralph's a leukemia survivor. he was even in a coma. he and his daughter agreed he just didn't have the strength to walk her down the aisle. but ralph wasn't about to give up. he spent months privately working with physical therapists so he could surprise his daughter and take those last few steps. later, he was actually to take part in the father/daughter dance. unbelievable, right? >> it's unbelievable. you see there he stumbles. she holds on to him. i've watched this whole video. it's tough to get through. but he made it all the way down the aisle. he did get to dance with her. it's a beautiful family moment. >> good job. 5:1i. just ahead, a flight delay we've
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a live look there at the grand central parkway by the gcp. they call that the lauren scala interchange. >> long island expressway. you called is the grand central parkway by the gcp. >> sorry. i was redundant. >> i was like, what's wrong with that? >> those three letters. >> hello, guys. i'm just standing here wanting to get out of the way of traffic. nice to see you. we have a great day today. no tipping allowed here. i'm going to give it to you for nothing. 66 degrees. fantastic weather. plenty of sunshine, blue sky. temperature's gone down by a couple degrees from yesterday's high. as far as a look at the weekend and beyond, cooler air coming our way. autumn fully in place right now. winds are going to kick up friday, saturday. windy conditions. look at that sunday. just 52 degrees.
temperatures in the 30s in the city. that cool trend continues into next week too. that's a look at the weather. >> very nice. >> lauren, what's going on? the grand central parkway and the gcp. >> the l.i.e., we have an accident out there. westbound by exit 33, lakeville road. that shuts down two lanes. there are delays getting into this area. the northern state parkway would be the way to go. in better news, if you're getting on the rails, all our major commuter lines are running without delays or service changes. >> all right, lauren. thank you. 5:26 right now. last night at the white house, the buzz of political policymaking was replaced by the sound of american music. i've got sunshine on a cloudy day >> smokey robinson was one of the pmpbl
erformers in the east room. james taylor, queen latifah, and aud ra mcdonald also performed. president obama said the night celebrated american creativity. >> that's a strong lineup. well, there's lots of reasons why a flight can be delayed, but this may be one of the strangest. >> the pilot of an american airlines flight in dallas had to tell his passengers they were stuck on the runway because a queen bee flew into the plane's wing with 1,000 more bees right behind her. photos posted online show passengers watching while the beings were removed. the flight was delayed for more than an hour. >> it took a while because each bee had to be reticketed. >> get a new boarding pass. you know how that can be. >> then there were connections. ahead, a big honor today for former new york city mayor david dinkins dinkins. plus, those popular fantasy sports sites are getting attention from federal prosecutors. >> reporter: and passengers are
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right now, fingers crossed at airports across the country. what we know about a computer crash that caused major headaches for travelers. plus, tension in the middle east, and it comes hours before mayor de blasio is due to depart for israel. and in degrom we trust. the mets ready for game five out west. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everyone. it's thursday morning, october 15th. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. dave price is here with the forecast. it's going to change over time, dave. >> yeah, it's going to change big time over the next 24 hours or so. as we begin the day, about a 13-degree drop between temperatures here in the city in central park and out in ramsey, new jersey. white plains at 46 degrees. 51 in valley stream. cooler temperatureses to the s to s to the north
windy conditions also coming but for today, 66 is the high. look at that. a gorgeous sky condition. we'll see majority of sun for the remainder of the afternoon into the evening hours. but we are going to see a very chilly weekend. it is certainly going to feel like we're in the heart of autumn. we'll tell you more about it in a full forecast. in the meantime, let's see what's happening on the roads and on your commute. >> good morning, everyone. the two trouble spots we have on the roads are both in nassau county. southern state parkway eastbound is closed between nassau road. westbound on the l.i.e. we've an accident by lakeville road. that shut downs two lanes. a slow ride through here already. northern state parkway is still free and clear. right now, some important computers are back up and running at some of the biggest airports in the country,
last night the systems that screen passengers against the terror watch list went down at all these airports and caused major delays. tracie strahan is at jfk airport with what we know. >> reporter: this is a critical step in the process. we spoke to some passengers that had to endure all of this. they say at one point agents inside jfk had to pull out paper to try and manually tackle an issue that affected thousands of people. customs and border patrol said they had to work on this problem as soon as they heard about it, but still, that disrupted travel for nearly 90 minutes, forcing agents to do things manually. it's a problem that affected the computer system that check checks the names of passengers against the terror watch list. still, they pulled out the paper and made people wait to enter the country. >> i was coming from dominican republic. it was pretty jam packed, the whole place.
it was very crowded. we just kind of powered through and got through and did our -- the things we had to do. >> reporter: now, we did reach out to customs and border patrol. they told us right now it doesn't seem like anything malicious caused this glitch, but they still don't know what led to it. we just popped inside, darlene, and so far no lines, nothing crazy like that. they do tell us normal operations are expected for the rest of the day. back to you. >> that's good news. tracie, thank you. happening now, friends, fans, and family are all praying for the recovery of former basketball player and reality tv star lamar odom. sources close to odom tell e! news he's on a ventilator at this point in a las vegas hospital after suffering brain damage and at least one stroke. his estranged wife khloe kardashian is at his bedside. she could be involved in making his medical decisions. knicks head coach derek fisher played with odom in los angeles.
pull through this and that in some fortunate way that this becomes the beginning of a different ending. >> odom was found unconscious at a nevada brothel tuesday. official determined he had been using cocaine and believe he took herbav viagra. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. dave price, nice to see you. >> nice to see you guys too. nice to see what the forecast looks like for the remainder of the day. right now a cool start to the morning. in connecticut, we see temperatures widely in the 30s. 39 in redding. down by a degree in stanford. greenwich at 48. we have temperatures which slip up just a little bit as you head further to the east like shelton and 43 in stratford. as we widen out our look this morning, 38 in sussex. long branch at 46 degrees. what's different about today
of cloud cover, which is to the west of us. as we inherit what is moving in our direction, we're going to see blue sky today. some high clouds. that's about all. now, as we go through the next 24 hours, that's when some heavier cloud cover and cooler air, which is just off the screen right now, will begin to come into play. as far as the day today goes, we climb, climb, climb all the way to a high of 66 degrees. by 5:00 tonight, down to 62. 59 at 7:00 tonight. as you walk out the door, temps are going to be in the low 50s. take you through the weekend in just a little while. right now, over to lauren. >> thanks, dave. if you're getting on the subways, delays on jamaica bound j trains. that just came in. if you are getting on the buses and you happen to be in midwood brooklyn, we'll be hanging out with you in the bus shelter. the b-11 there. that bus is not delayed or detoured this morning. we have a whole bunch of them out there, about 15 different detours on the buses today.
something you need to know. if you're getting on the rails, major commuter lines all look good. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect today. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> thank you so much, lauren. happening today, the staten island teen who died after falling down an elevator shaft in an old abandoned hospital will be laid to rest. the funeral mass for 16-year-old marcos castillo will be at 10:00 a.m. at our lady of montana carmel benedict church. mean while, demolition has finally started at the tovrn kinsville building where marcos plunged to his death on october 9th. news 4 has learned a company acquired the company back in january and apply ied for a full demolition permit in june. that permit wasn't issued until four days after marcos fell to his death. >> if they knew it was dangerous, why they don't close it? why they don't close the gates long time ago? >> marcos will be buried at silver mount cemetery on victory boulevard. seven men now face charges
ey're accused in a drug ring nked to a family pizzeria in queens. th@e pizzeri@a's owner and his family members were arrested back in march. investigators say they received shipments of cocai@e from costa rica with drugs hidden in cases of yuca. tonight mayor de bla@io leaves for israel where he plans to speak out against anti-semitism. right now israel is on high alert. they're sealing off some palestinian west bank communities. yesterday police say a palestinian man stabbed a woman on a bus. also, an arab man with a knife was shot dead by israeli police right in front of an nbc camera. this o fol follows a wave of violence. before mayor de blasio `leaves for israel, he's going to rededicate this building. the big city@office tower at 1 center street will be renamed the david dinkins municipal building. david dinkins was new york
at one point, bill de blasio's boss. mayor de blasio held his first town hall last night in washington heights. he stressed the need to bridge income housing. de blasio insisted his administration is determined to create or preserve affordable apartments. >> the previous administration, and i say this with respect for them, they had a very stnl affordable housing plan. we doubled the amount of capital investment proportionately. >> the mayor brought along a number of top commissioners. at one point he told one participant no need to call 311. he said 311 was right there in the room ready to handle citizens' complaints. 5:39 now. the fbi is looking into the daily fantasy sports websites such as draft kings and fan dual. nbc news has learned so far the agency is gathering facts. one issue that's being considered is just the legality of the sites. the inquiry comes after new
york's attorney general launched an investigation as to whether employees of one site used information for an advantage to win on the competing sites. and the move to bring legalized sports betting to new jersey is getting some new life. federal appeals court says it will reconsider an earlier ruling. that ruling upheld the ongoing ban of sports betting at casinos and race tracks. three years ago lawmakers okayed sports betting in new jersey, but that was shut down quickly because a lawsuit from the four major sports leagues and the ncaa was filed. happening today, the mets put everything on the line for a deciding game five against the dodgers. pitcher jacob degrom, who won the mound. if he gets into trouble, manager terry collins says he won't hesitate to use other starting pitchers out of the bull pen. if the mets win, they'll be face the cubs. if they lose, the season is over.
game i've ever pitched. you know, i think that'll kind of be in my mind. i'll go out there and just try to put up zeros. >> nobody wants to fly all the way across the country for one game, but i think, you know, we're as excited as we were the other night. >> well, tonight's elimination game gets under way at 8:07 our time. >> exciting for the mets. i really get a good vibe about tonight. i know they're in l.a.'s home, but i feel a good vibe. >> looking forward to it. still to come, where commuters may be in for decades of construction. plus, some heavy lifting burglars. police say these two men have hit several times. and weather and traffic coming up on the 4s.
welcome back. 5:44. it is thursday morning. looking at the temperature, 53 degrees. dave, nice cool morning. >> oh, cool morning and a great afternoon, guys, taking shape. in the background, the l.i.e. at the gcp. we'll hear more about that from lauren in just a couple minutes. in the meantime, let's see what your weather is going to be like. that's a beautiful picture,
you don't get tired of seeing that. that's the skating rink at rockefeller center. 53 degrees as we mentioned. clee skies out there. that's going to be the story through the day. lovely and cool. real nice day today. chilly this morning, but that's what it's going to be like from here on out. a spritz or shower late tonight into early friday. that as a system begins to push on through, opening the door to some cool, canadian air. it's a drier system than we originally thought. that's the good news. brisk and chilly over the weekend. really brisk and really chilly. we'll tell you how much in just a little while. all right. 64, normal high. 66 is what we're going to get to today. temperatures around the area in the 50s in the immediate metropolitan region with a couple high 40s in places like staten island. cooler yet as you go to far north and west. we are going to see nice sky
conditions today. all the clouds from yesterday pushed on out. as we head from today into tonight and the overnight, that's when we'll begin to see some clouds and that little bit of moisture push on through. behind it, much cooler air on our way into the weekend. windier conditions. today, abundant sunshine. beautiful northwest winds 5 to 10 miles per hours to start. things are going to kick up a little bit. 66 degrees should be the high. tonight, down to 52 in the city. look at the winds now kicking up 10 to 20 miles per hour. the possibility of a little quick shower or spritz as we say popping up. as we head over to places like linden, you'll be at 51 degrees. into the next several days, we take these 50s and drop them into the 40s and 30s. tomorrow it'ses a little breezy as we head to the noontime hour. 5:00 p.m., 66 degrees.
your seven-day forecast looks like this. we're going to see a very cool weekend. cold certainly in the morning. we stay dry. the long-term forecast, in fact, stays that way. we do so desperately need that water. we'll have much more on that in a little while. hello, lauren. >> hello, dave. good morning, everyone. not a great morning for the commute for nassau county. we still have the southern state parkway shut down with an accident investigation eastbound between nassau road and the meadowbrook parkway. delays are starting to build out there. this is what it looks like back here by baldwin road. certainly the spot to avoid. head over to sunrise highway instead. that's moving along pretty nicely. on the long island expressway by lakeville road, an accident there shuts down two lanes. stop-and-go traffic at least back three exits. head to the northern state parkway instead. that's a much better option. we'll take a live look outside. we'll show you what the rfk rfk triboro bridge looks like. smooth sailing here.
all of your east river crossings looking good. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect today. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. it's coming up on 5:48. on staten island, police want to talk to three women who are allegedly with the man wanted for stabbing a passenger on a city bus. police did release these photos of those women. it happened on the s-74 line in stapleton tuesday afternoon. we're told one of the women got into an argument with the 24-year-old victim. that's when the male suspect stabbed him several times. in queens, police are looking for the men in this surveillance video. police say they break into construction sites and steel power tools worth thousands of dollars. they've allegedly struck at least four times since june. police say they bust through door, walls, and windows to get into the construction area. they take off in a four-door sedan with those expensive tools. happening today, a baseball pitching prospect will be laid
the funeral for 23-year-old mike nolan will be in his hometown of yonkers later this morning. nolan was shot in a parking lot of a burger king three weeks ago. he died last thursday. nolan was drafted by the oakland a's and had been pitching in the minor leagues. happening now, police are searching for a violent thief who robbed a midtown deli. the suspect is on the left, wearing a red hooded sweatshirt. he grabs a handful of scratch-off lottery tickets before taking off. the worker says before that punch, he was talking with the suspect and that he even helped him fill out other lottery tickets. >> he fill out the card and give it to me. when i go to throw it in the machine to play, he punched me. i fall down. he grabbed the tickets and was gone. >> police are urging witnesses or anyone who can identify that
in new jersey, bergen county officials are closing another popular hiking area over concerns of aggressive bears. they're shutting down ramapo valley reservation where a bear reportedly chased eight people over the weekend. not far away, the ramapo mountain state forest is still closed because of similar encounters. more progress is being made in the long road to a new hudson river rail tunnel. nj transit's board gave formal aprovmt yesterday for the environmental impact study to go forward. that alone could take three years to complete. it's one of the many steps they need to do before any type of construction can finally begin. the colorful leaves of fall are beautiful to look at, but they also cause big problems each year for the mta when they land on the tracks because they leave a slippery residue when they decay. the mta using these high-pressure washers to clean rail lines. special trains will also drop sand on the tracks to improve traction.
some major traffic headaches may be on the way for staten island commuters. the mta is currently planning a construction project for the verrazano bridge. that would take about two decades to complete. that's 20 years. the agency says the work must be done to rehabilitate the ageing bridge that turned 50 last november. some of that work includes lower deck replacement. those of us who are not in the business of bridges couldn't possibly fathom why it would take 20 years. >> i'll be retired and still saying, coming up -- >> still under construction. >> space news 9. >> that's right. >> the verrazano is almost done. okay. ahead, some popular restaurants are banning tips now, but it's not necessarily going to save you any money. and buried in the sand for a long time. one woman's remarkable find at the jersey shore. follow us on facebook and twitter. you're watching "today in new
meyer's high-end restaurants by the end of next year. the famed restaurateur will start this policy at the modern. he says he needs to close what he says is the growing income gap between servers and cooks. instead of leaving a tip, diners will pay higher prices. we were all talking about whether we think it's a good idea. some of the servers are anxious they may not make as much money. they won't be dependent on the whims of everyone. >> on the will of a diner. >> i wonder if service will change. >> that's an interesting question. >> at danny meyer restaurants, they're all about the experience. i would imagine maybe not there. as this continues to grow, if they're not working for a tip, i wonder anything changes. >> it's all over social media. everyone is writing about it today. it's interesting. we'll see. in the meantime, why don't we check the temperatures and see whether we are pretty much going to see any outliars to e ars eoutliers to these numbers.
it will be chilly during the morning, but it will get milder as the afternoon progresses and the sky conditions are going to be spectacular today. tonight, down to 52. slight chance of a late shower popping up during the overnight. we'll cloud up also as we go to sleep. maybe early tomorrow morning. behind those clouds, much cooler air coming in our direction. we'll talk about all of that in full forecast coming up in a couple minutes. >> all right, dave. thank you. >> a couple problems on the roads. a new accident on the bqe. you can see delays building through there. better news for our new jersey commuters. the inbound side of the lincoln tunnel. things are still moving nicely. you're in for a nice ride at the george washington bridge and the holland tunnel as well. nassau commuters, a few things getting in your way. details coming up. 5:56 right now. a remarkable find at the jersey shore. audrey stannic found a spearhead
in the sand in seaside heights. it dates back 10,000 or 11,000 years. she says she plans to hold on to this treasure. that's amazing. >> first evidence of bon jovi. fabulous. all right. coming up next at 6:00, there may be a new perk the next time you fly jetblue. for once in the airline industry, this is free. also at 6:00 a.m., those taxi tvs may soon be a thing of the past. why some city officials want to ditch the familiar screens, which we happen to be on, by the way. >> let us not be hasty, we say to them. if you're about to head out the door, download the news 4 new york app on your mobile device.
now be staying overseas. plus, new details about lamar odom's medical emergency in a nevada brothel as the former nba star fights for his life. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everyone. it is thursday morning, october 15th. i'm darlene rodriguez darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. storm team 4's dave price is here with the forecast. declining fortunes temperature-wise. >> well, declining fortunes but more seasonable weather than we've seen in a while. 47 degrees as you head to greenwich. the cool stuff we held at bay for a long time. it's time for a change. we're seeing it right now. 38 degrees in stanford. 38 in redding this morning. 37 in fairfield. temperature about 52 degrees right here in central park. little bit cooler as we head to the north in places like poughkeepsie and out to the west in monticello. cool air and windy conditions coming our way.
still a tweak above our normal high of just about 66 degrees. that should be where we wind up today. sunny and nice through the afternoon. tonight looks gorgeous too. talk about a chilly weekend in just a bit. let's say hello to lauren right now. >> good morning, everyone. problems for long island commuters on the southern state parkway. an accident investigation out there eastbound that shuts it down between nassau road and the meadowbrook parkway. we'll take a live look at the southern state. a whole lot of taillights out there. those delays are building quickly. this is out by baldwin road. definitely the spot to avoid. head to sunrise highway instead. that's eastbound on the southern state. then we have an accident on the l.i.e. heading westbound out by exit 33 lakeville road. that shuts down two lanes. delays are starting to build back to willis avenue. more weather and traffic coming up. we want to get to that breaking news happening in bergen county. a stabbing inside a home. katherine creag has just gotten to the scene. kat?
up to the scene, and you see all these massive law enforcement trucks, one right after the other. the sheriffs department, the prosecutors office. police and law enforcement are focusing on that house that you see right there. they have some of their equipment ouz. they've been taking photos inside and outside of the house. we are being told by teaneck police that there's an investigation here, a stabbing that happened inside this home. it's on ward plaza near teaneck road. at least two people have been taken to area hospitals with stab wounds. police were first called here around 11:00 last night. a neighbor tells us an elderly woman lives here in this house. we're waiting to find out if she was hurt in all of this, her condition. and we put in calls to the police department, the prosecutors office. the prosecutors office, in fact, is handling this investigation. we're waiting to hear back on who exactly was involved in the stabbing, their conditions, and what's going on inside this house.
on that side of the street by teaneck road. >> kat, thank you very much. now to more breaking news. president obama is making a major change to the withdrawal of troops from afghanistan, one that will keep thousands of u.s. soldiers in the middle east. kerry barrett is following the news developments from our newsroom. >> the president decided that at the end of 2016 the military will maintain about 5500 troops in afghanistan. much higher than his initial target of 1,000 troops. right now there are about 9800 troops there. the issue, of course, the ongoing violence and instability in that region. the troops will be based, we're hearing, at jalalabad and kandahar. officials say these troops will have the same limited missiospn they do right now, counterterrorism, and training, advising, and assisting the afghans in fighting terrorism. they say that the change is not due to the recent uptick in violence in kunduz, although they're watching that closely. they say this has been in the works and planning stages for
the decision was made after an extensive review of the role that the united states plays in that region and of course our current counterterrorism efforts. the official announcement should come sometime midmorning. you'll find all the details on our website, nbcnewyork.com. and of course on the news 4 new york at noon. >> kerry, thank you. the "today" show following all the developments as well on this breaking news. they'll have a live report from the pentagon ahead at 7:00 a.m. right now it's 6:04. time for a check of weather and traffic on the 4s. hey, dave. >> nice to see you guys. good morning, everyone. it's a cool morning taking shape, especially if you're in duchess county. heading closer to the city, out to the island and jersey,
45 in long branch. we are going to see relatively clear skies today. the clouds, which were coming in from the west yesterday, nonexistent today. plenty of sunshine, abundant sunshine for everybody. as we head through the day, look at that. temperature all the way up to 66 degrees at about 3:00. sliding down to 59 degrees later on at dinner time. as you walk out te door todaya we should be sliding through the 50s. that's a quick look at your weather picture. full forecast in a minute. traffic and transit with lauren. >> thanks, dave. good morning. overall the commute still moving along nicely, especially in new jersey. connecticut doing fine. we do have some problems on long island. wees have chopper 4 over an accident on the long island expressway. this is in the westbound lanes by exit 33. heading into lakeville road. earlier this accident did block two eanes. looks like they've moved it over to the h.o.v. lane. there are heavy delays getting
into this area. you can see just how bad those delays are. even on the northern state, which is to right of your screen there, heavy delays as well.stleave yourself plenty of extra time heading westbound through nassau coun this morning. we can see it's pretty bad out there. we'll continue to keep you updated on thahy everything looks good on the trains. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect today. your next weather and traffic update on the es. the computer glitch that caused major delays at jfk and other airports across the country has now been corrected. the problem affected the system that screens the names of passengers against the terror watch list. istt disrupted airport operations for nearly th hour and a half, forcing customs agents to process passengers coming into the united states manually. acie strahan wiis have a live report from kennedy airport coming up at 6:30. happening right now, former basketball player and reality tv stanar lamar odom is getting an outpouring of support as he
sources close to odom tell e! news he's on a ventilator after suffering brain damage and at least one stroke. his estranged wife khloe kardashian is at his bedside. she could be making medical decisions for him. they married in 2009, but their divorce has not been finalized. knicks h d coach derek fisher played alongside odom. >>as i'm obviously hoping that he can pull through this and that in some fortunate way this becomes the beginning of a different ending. >> odom was found unconscious at a nevada brothel tuesday. officials determined he'd been using cocaine and believed he took a number of herbal viagra pills. his blood is being tested to find out exactly what was in his sy bst m. on staten island, the teseenager who died after falling down an elevator shaft in an old andonehospital will be laid to rest today. the funeral mass for 16-year-old
m.art our lady of mt. carmel benedict church. meanwhile, demolition has finally started at the tompkins llthe duilding where marcos plunged to his death. ey applied for a pemolition permit in june. the pepmit was wasn'ted -- wasn't issued until four days after pircos' death. >> if they knew it was dangerous, why they don't close the gates a long time ago? charges have been dropped against a long island man accused of taking pictures of a boy in a restaurant bathroom. luis flores jr. was arrested last may after he was seen on surveillance video at the nosth babylon restaurant where that boy was allegedly photographed. precutors say a thorough expectation of video shows flores was never alone in the bathroom with the 8-year-old as the boy's father had claimed. >> he was just in the wrong place at the wrong time, and it's another situation where
>> i don't wish this on anybody. not anybody at all. >> flores says he lost jobs, ceived death threats after his arrest. he is now ready to start rebuilding his life. may kwlor de blasio says he wants to make the city more affordable for the working class. he brought thas message to his first town hall meetin head last night in washington height that's where some tenants say they're worried about gentrification and rising rates. >> the previous administration, and i say this with respect for l them, they had a very substantial affordable housing program. we doubled the amount of capital ve."ment proportionately. >> the mayor says his administration wants to create 200,000 more affordable housing units hathin the next decade. today mayor de blasio will rename this ffice complex in hoh nor of his old boss. p 's 1encenter street.
ithi will be rededicated at the david dinkins municipal building. he was the city's first african-american mayor. during the 1990s, mayor de blasio was one of his staff members. there they are. a long history. a nice honor for david dinkins. for sure. coming up next, see the incident that had passengers booing the flight crew. we'll tell you what the airline iss oing about it now. later, a $2 find at a junk store. this could be now worth $5 million. we'll tell you why. plus, your weather and traffic on the 4s is coming up.
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welcome back. 6:13, 52 degrees. looking at times square, a nice cool, crisp morning. we'll check in on the weather with dave price. >> mel nice to see you this morning. we have good news for you. if you don't mind the chilly weather, the forecast is going to be great. a really nice day ahead. cool this morning but we've got warming temperatures this afternoon. believe it or not, we're still above the norm by about two degrees. tonight, a little bit of a shower or spritz popping through. that opens the door to cold air. brisk and chilly conditions through the weekend. let's look at temps right now as we walk out the goor. brooklyn, you've got 52 degrees. central park, same reading. 43 in white plains. 47 in staten island. 50 in newark. as you head occupy to up to the north, 37
degrees in poughkeepsie. as we roll through tonight and into tomorrow, watch the changes. a couple high clouds today. then watch. there are those clouds. there are those quick showers passing through. tomorrow the cooler air comes into play. breezy conditions for the weekend. today, bright and nice. we're going to see a high of 66 as we mentioned. a little bit cooler as you head to the north and west. that's the same old story at this time of the year. northwest winds 5 to 10 miles per hour. but the winds pick up as we head into tonight. southwest winds up to 20, turning breezy. showers a possibility. 52 degrees the low in the city. cooler again as you head out into the suburbs. but then being changes. big changes as we head through the weekend. look at that. bright and gusty, beautiful day. you'll need the sunglasses, but you'll need that down vest or even a jacket at 58 degrees. sunday, look at the temperature there. 52 degrees. a chill in the air.
seven days ahead, nice weather, dry conditions but cooler. it should be this time of the year. we'll have much more for you in a bit. right now, how's your commute? lauren knows. >> it's a tough one for some long island commuters. we have chopper 4 over the southern state parkway where we've had this accident investigation shutting down the eastbound lanes out between that's nassau road and meadowbrook parkway. again, this is the southern state parkway eastbound. still closed for this accident investigation. delays go past baldwin road. sunrise highway is the way to go. this does not seem to be affecting the westbound lanes. at least that's decent news. heading over to another accident on long island on the l.i.e. westbound. first a look at the gowanus expressway, which is super slow inbound. we have an accident westbound out by ft. hamilton parkway. you can see here on the maps that's causing a bit of a delay. also, the l.i.e. westbound accident by exit 33 is still
heavy delays there as well. 78 eastbound by exit 41, an accident blocks two lanes there. then another one further west of here on 78 by exit 6. more weather and traffic ahead. >> thank you so much, lauren. this morning american airlines is apologizing to a woman kicked off a plane by a flight attendant. >> this can't be legal. like, i seriously didn't do anything. >> if you don't come off, i'm going to have to call the officers. >> i know you didn't see it. >> we're requesting that you come off. [ booing ] >> the woman was in tears as she left that flight in phoenix that was headed to her home in oregon. she says it started when she didn't hear a flight attendant telling her to stop while she made her way to her seat. he confronted her and had her kicked from the plane. american airlines says it, quote, has addressed the issue with our team members. fantasy sports websites such
now coming under federal scrutiny. nbc news has learned the fbi is gathering facts in an inquiry. an issue they're considering here is just the legality of these sites. the inquiry comes after new york's attorney general launched an investigation. legalizing sports betting in new jersey is getting another chance. federal appeals court say it's going to reconsider an earlier ruling. that ruling upheld a ban on sports betting at casinos and race tracks. three years ago lawmakers did okay sports betting in new jersey. that got shut down by a lawsuit from the four major sports leagues and the ncaa. a leukemia survivor who uses a wheelchair surprises his daughter on her wedding day by walking her down the aisle. he's undergone extensive chemotherapy and spent time in a coma. he and his daughter agreed he
didn't have the strength to walk her down the aisle. he spent months working with physical therapists. not only did he walk her down the aisle, he also took part in the father/daughter dance. i was reading that story yesterday. she fully expected to walk alone. so when she stood there and was about to take that walk, he surprised her and the whole family by standing up. >> forget it. end of the ceremony right there. >> you wouldn't be able to continue. >> useless. up next, see which famed musician had the president singing along with the whole white house during the performance. and later, not every airline service has a fee. we'll tell you about the new free perk being rolled out by jetblue.
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welcome back. 6:23, 52 degrees out right now. emotional that last video we saw with the bride and the father. still talking about it. >> that was fantastic. >> when smoky sings, though, lots of people at the white house take time to listen. i've got sunshine on a cloudy day >> isn't that great? that's smoky robinson singing "my girl" in the east room. this is for the latest installment in the pbs in perform series at the white house. the president and mrs. obama
swaying to music. look at those washington cats. they really get into the music. also, james taylor, queen latifah and audra mcdonald, who we claim as our own here in new york, also performed. oh, and carol burnett. >> what a night. >> smoky robinson sounds great. >> he's still got it with those beautiful green eyes. he's just fantastic. all right. a check of the weather right now. >> talk about fantastic, that's what we're going to see today. sky conditions great. 66 degrees, a couple above our normal high of 64. bright october day at its best. a little cool this morning. it'll warm up nicely. tonight t 52. we're going to see a front slip on through. behind it, cooler air. keep in mind you could see a shower associated with this as it rolls through late tonight into early tomorrow morning. >> we're all going to play touch football after the show, celebrate fall. what's happening, lauren? >> we have a bunch of problems on the roads. an accident on 78 eastbound for
new jersey commuters. really jamming things up quickly out there after exit 40, which is the plainfields and watchung exit. definitely build extra time into your commute here. we'll look at the long island expressway by the grand central parkway where it's also a slow ride westbound. this is how it normally looks at this hour, but we have an accident westbound on the l.i.e. by exit 33. that's not helping. we also have issues on the southern state parkway. we'll have an update from chopper 4 coming up. >> lauren, thank you. coming up next, an update on breaking news in new jersey. >> reporter: i'm katherine creag live in teaneck, where police are on the scene of a stabbing investigation. numerous officers are here. coming up, we'll tell you why they're focusing in on that house. that's coming up next. >> reporter: and just how clear are the skies this morning after that massive computer glitch that stranded thousands nationwide? i'm tracie strahan live at kennedy airport with your update coming up. and if you're about to head out the door, take us with you.
we look at these live pictures. police are on the scene of a stabbing inside a home in bergen county. a computer crash that caused major headaches for travelers. what we now know about the glitch that impacted some of the biggest airports in the nation. plus, the mets are in a must-win situation tonight if they want to continue their world series quest. "today in new york" starts now. all right. super thrilled about that. feeling good about it too. good morning, everybody. 6:30 a.m. on this thursday, october 15th. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm darlene rodriguez. chris is off this morning. storm team 4's dave price is here with the forecast. >> good morning. feeling good about the forecast as well. temperatures cool this morning. 37 in franklin. the island checks inned in the 40s and upper 30s. talk about great stuff. we're going to see sunny skies. 62 at noon. a high of 66 degrees. down to 61 tonight at 6:00 p.m.
full forecast coming up in just a couple minutes. right now, let's check on your >> thanks, dave. good morning. we have a problem on 78 for new eastbound. an accident shuts down two lanes after exit 40. here. certainly a spot to avoid. time. we're going to take a live look at the southern state parkway. we did have an accident investigation that shut down all eastbound lanes between nassau road and the meadowbrook parkway. the investigation has now cleared. all lanes have reopened. those delays still out there. you can see it's just a very slow ride on the southern state heading eastbound in this area. again, that accident has now cleared. hopefully these will start to ease out pretty soon. we'll have more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you. now to breaking news in bergen county. a stabbing inside a home in teaneck. katherine creag is there. kat, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, darlene. there's a huge police presence here. so much so that drivers on this
side of the street are slowing down to take a look at all of this. numerouses trucks here from the sheriffs department, prosecutors office. they're focusing on what happened inside this house. it is on ward plaza near teaneck road. there are reports at least two people have been taken to area hospitals with stab wounds. we've put in calls to the prosecutors office, which is handling this case. we're waiting to hear back about what happened here, who was injured, and what led to the violent. this side of the street, ward plaza, it is open to traffic. you're about to see a couple cars passing by us. but that side of ward plaza closed off because of all those police trucks there that you see. back to you, darlene. >> katherine, thank you. more breaking news as well. troop changes now to the withdrawal schedule in afghanistan.
it's going to keep thousands of u.a s. men and women deployed there now. president obama expected to make this announcement later this morning. he has decided the u.s. military will now maintain about 5500 troops in afghanistan by the end of 2016. the initial target was to have just 1,000 troops in all of afghanistan. according to officials, those troops will intain the same mission, counterterrorism along with training and advising the afghan military. the "today" show following all the developments on this breaking news. they'll have a live report from the pentagon straight ahead at 7:00 a.m. tonight mayor de blasio leaves for israel where he plans to visit a school where arab and jewish students study together. right now israel is on high alert. the israelis are clamping down on palestinians on the west bank. yesterday an arab man was shot dead by israeli police in front of an nbc camera. he had a knife. today the taxi and limousine commission may pull the plug on
those tv screens in the backseat of cabs. the panel is set to vote on a pilot program after getting complaints from riders. they expect to to phase the screens out. instead, your driver could hand you a smartphone or tablet that would read your credit card to pay for the ride. plans for a new rail tunnel under the hudson river are slowly moving along. nj transit's board gave formal approval yesterday for an environmental impact study.pit's one of the requirements before construction can begin. the environmental study aloning take iup to three years to complete. happening today, everything on the line for the mets and for the dodgers as they play each other game five of the national league divd ion series. pitcher jacob degrom is going back to the mound. but manager terry collins says if he gets to into any trouble, he's going right to the starting rotation. if the mets win, they'll continue their playoff run against the cubs. t ey lose, thb season is history.
game i've ever pitched, so i ink that'll kind of be in my mi and. >> nobody wants to fly all the way across the country for one game. i think we're as excited as we were the other night. >> okay. well, tonight's elimination-ggle gets under way just about 14 hours from now, 8:07 our time. there will be a lot of people staying up late d night to see how e muts fare. goalod luck. >> i know. 6:34. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. dave price is in for chris cimino. good morning. >> good morning. i believe, i believe. all right. let's take a check of the weather. i believe we're going to have a great day too. 51 in chelsea. jackson heights at 52. city hide checks in just above figrees at 51. hoboken at the half century mark. widen the picture, as we head to the north and west, coolersa te mperatures. everyone else in the upper 30 to low 50s. we're going to begin the day
we're going to see temperatures climb to about 66. really hardly a cloud in the sky today. plenty of sunshine. as we roll through the day, temperstures slowly climb through the morning hours. 'shaoing to be a little on the cool sidst then they will very slowly drop as well. so it looks like it'll be very comfortable during the late afternoon into the evening hours. big changes, big changes for the weekend. we'll talk about that in your full folecast. right now let's see what's happening as we try and get from point a to point b. >> it's a slow ride for a lot of the area. an accident on the gowanus expressway southbound before ft. hamilton parkway. that's in the right lane. we have some delays here. very heavy rubber necking delays eastbound. one slow ride today. heading over to new jersey, truck route 1-9 southbound by 440, a disabled vehicle in the right lane. we're going to take a live look ioutside at tpl iound side of the lincoln tunnel where this is heaviest at your hudson river crossings.
at the holland, it's about 15 minutes. at the george washington tridge, alsos a 15-minute rite. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. your next weather and traffic update on the 4s. now to that glitch in the computers at the department of homeland securit hy that caused major problems at several major airports. trg acie strahan is at kennedy with the detalts. people hoping lhat this is somewhat resolved now. >> reporter: that's exactly the case. that's why we reached out to stoms and border patrol for an update. ey tell us that normal service is expected for passengers today. that is something that we've y at the airport so far. but that was far from the case hours ago. you can see for yourself. long lines wrapped ar haound jfk. people stranded for a very long time this is a problem that affected e compgeer system that checks the names of passengers against the terror watch list. because it was disrupted for nearly 90 minutes, agents at customorind border patrol had to do things the old-fashioned way,
pulling out paper to process people waiting to come into the u.s. >> i was coming from dominican reeublic. it was pretty jam packed. the whole place, it was vere crowded. we just kind of powered through and we got through and aid r -- the things we had to do. >> reporter: didn't just hatch at jfk. there were similar problems reported at several airports nationwide. that includes l.a.x., boston, dallas-ft. worth, even baltimore. again, normal operations appear to be undef way this morning. for w at caused this, customs and border patrol told us they don't know. back to you. >> all right, tracie. thnoanks sheo much. happening today, a rising baseball player from yonkers killed in a drive-by shooting will be laid to rest. the funera for 23-year-old mike no wlan will be at st. paul the apostle church later this morning. nolan was shot in a parking lot three weeks ago.
nolan was drafted by the oaklandloa's and had been pitching in the minor leagues. i staten iyeand, police want to talk to three women who were allegedly with the man wanted for stabbing a passenger a city bus. police did release the photos of the women. it happened on the s-74 line in stapleton tuesday afternoon. we're told one of those women got into an argument with the 24-year-old victim. that's when the male suspect stabbed him several times. that victim now in critical condition. also happening now, police are searching for the violent robbery suspect in this surveillance video. he's on the left side in the red hooded sweatshirt. he throws a punch that knocks out an employee. he then takes a handful of sc. ratch-off lottery tickets before running out of the midtown deli. th he worker says before that nch, he was talking wiso the suspect even helping him fill out the tickets. >> he filled out the card and giveit to me. i go to throw it in the machinu to play. he punched me.
i fall down. then he grabbed the ticket and run out. >> police are urging witnesses to come forward. in new jersey, bergen county officials are closing another popular hiking area over concerns of aggressive bears. they're shutting down ramapo valley reservation where a bear reportedly chased eight people over toe weekend. it's not far from the ramapo mountainwetate forest, which remains closed for a second we because of slr similar encounters. an investigation is under way into whether the illegal feeding of bears has led to their fearless behavior. 6:39 now. up next, suck of seeing your ex pop up on facebook? this is a great idea. what the social media site is doing to help you unblock those unpleasant memories. plus, the local restaurants eliminating tipping. how people are reacting to this new dining plan. plus weather and traffic coming up on the 4s.
welcome back. 6:43, 52 degrees out on this thursday morning. well, facebook is making it easier for you to block bad memories from years past you might not want to see again. >> we've all seen facebook's on this day feature. it shows you posts you made on a certain day years ago. now they have filters that can block unpleasant memories, such as good times with an ex or a loved one who's passed away. to make changes, go to the on this day page and click
preferences. that might be good for people. >> going along with your day, having a good day, and all the sudden. all right. 6:43. dave price in for chris cimino. good morning. >> nice to see you. we take a look back at rockefeller plaza. still dark at this hour. sunrise at 7:07. those days getting shorter. still a very pretty picture with the trees and light. let's look at the current conditions outside. see how our day is starting off clear skies out there. i think we're in for a spectacular day today. real nice. chilly though, especially as we start our morning. a spritz or shower possible tonight into the overnight into early friday morning. behind that, much colder air that's going to stay with us through the weekend and into next week too. valley stream at 49. floral park at 48. the bigger picture shows cooler
temperatures to the north and west. trenton at 47. 43 in white plains. 52 in central park. we put things in motion. for today we see clear skies. as the future tracker shows us, clouds begin to roll on in. as we get to tomorrow morning, we'll see cloudy skies. chance of a scattered shower again. not a lot of moisture connected with this. as we head through, we are going to see probably much cooler air begin to envelope the area. it's going to be a cold weekend behind that front. abundant sunshine today. 66 degrees. winds out of the northwest 5 to 10. watch what happens to these wind speeds. they pick up tonight as the front passes through. southwesterly breeze tonight 10 to 20 miles per hour. again, the cool breeze is going to become ever present as we head to tomorrow, saturday, and sunday along with cooler temperatures. so 52 degrees tonight, but the big headline is what happens as
we head into the weekend. you're going to see these temperatures begin to really take a dive. here's your seven-day forecast. 67 tomorrow. we drop by almost ten degrees on saturday. windy in the morning. look at those overnight lows and early morning lows. 36 degrees on sunday morning. the down jackets, i think we may take them out. monday, tuesday, and wednesday look spectacular and seasonable. that's a quick look at your seven-day forecast. >> thanks, dave. good morning. a bunch of accidents on long island. they've all cleared. you can see resit dual delays. the worst accident out there, 78 eastbound after exit 40. two lanes still shut down. delays really go back for miles here. not a fun ride on 78. then let's head to the gowanus where westbound you have an accident. we'll start with eastbound. you'll see the slow ride as you make your way past the belt merge through industry city. there's an accident that shuts down the right lane.
we have another problem on the gowanus. if you're heading westbound by ft. hamilton parkway, there's an accident. looks like they might have just moved it off the roads. still a slow ride eastbound. if you're get on the trains, all good news from there. that includes your subways. no delays or service changes. at least the rails have a nice commute. back to you 6:47 now. many new yorkers go to fancy restaurants, you may be caught off guard when they're told not to tip. this is exactly what's going to happen at restaurateur denny meyer's places by the end of next year. there's 12 of them. next month he's going to start the no tipping policy at the modern. that's inside moma, his other famous restaurant is union square cafe. he says he needs to close the growing gap between the servers and the cooks. instead of leaving a tip, the menu prices will just go up. >> i think that would be actually a relief, not to have to leave tip, to know exactly what you're getting and know exactly how much you're paying for it.
on my tips. is this going to be a bad thing for me? am i going to have to look for another career? >> well, manhattan's vegetarian restaurant already has a no-tipping policy. the owner says lots of people still apply to work there. we've been going back and forth. it's one of the hardest jobs. anything associated with a restaurant. serving people, working the kitchen, the hard jobs. you want to see the people compensated well. >> so if you're paying for more your entrees, you hope the workers are getting their fair share. >> but it takes the pressure off as a customer too. >> the calculation alone. >> right. coming up next, we'll tell you which airline will soon be offering free wi-fi. and don't forget, follow us on facebook and twitter. you're watching "today in new
6:51 now. in this morning's money report, something jetblue is calling fly-fi. they promise to outfit their entire fleet of airbus planes with free wi-fi. other planes charge a fee if you want to surf the net. they say it should be on board within a year. >> that's great. >> yeah, so you can, you know -- especially if you're trying to -- >> the one good thing about flying. the "today dwts " show is coming up. let's check in with matt and savannah. >> just ahead, is the u.s. getting pulled deeper into the conflict in afghanistan? a big announcement from the president today. >> plus more on the computer gluch that led to huge lines at airports across the country last night. it was the system that checks passengers against the terror
so will there be a ripple effect today? >> and we'll sit down with the woman known as the worst aunt in the world. she sued her nephew for an overenthusiastic hug that broke her wrist. she'll be here exclusively. and a story a lot of people are talking about. tipping in restaurants, will it soon be a tip of the past? we'll get that story when we see your here in just up a kl minutes on a thursday edition of "today." >> matt, you mentioned on the show the other day, another thing you and i have in common. first album bought -- >> "good-bye yellow brick road." double album. favorite on son that -- >> "all the young girls love alice." >> i think that might be mine too. >> it's just a moment. >> just sing me the first line. all the young girls love alice >> tender young alice they say. >> hey, darlene. >> yeah?
sorry, just wanted to do more our generation. >> you go, girl. >> up next, we'll check in with dave to see how chilly it's going to be today. >> 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, but you can be ready. another step on the journey. will you be ready when growth presents itself.
look at what happened inside that house. from what we understand, there was a stabbing, some kind of altercation. this is ward plaza near teaneck road. there are reports at least two people have been taken to area hospitals with stab wounds. all of this happening around 11:00 last night. a neighbor tells us an elderly woman lives here in this house. we're also waiting to find out if she was hurt in all of this. and the bergen county prosecutors office is leading the investigation. back to you. >> all right, kat. thank you. now to tracie strahan at kennedy airport with an update on that computer glitch that impacted travelers around the country. >> reporter: we have learned that that problem affected the computer system that checks passenger names against terror watch lists. it disrupted travel here at jfk for about 90 minutes last night, as well as airports nationwide. it forced agents to really pull out the paper and do things manually, but it disrupted travel, led to those long lines you see there.
we reached out to customs and border patrol. they tell us normal operations are expected today, but as for what may have caused that major glitch, they're still not sure. we'll send it back to you in the studio. >> tracie, thanks. we want to go ft. greene and kye simonson. okay. there's reports of a pedestrian struck there. he's over the scene. we'll hope to re-establish with him. >> all right. meanwhile today mayor de blasio will rename this office complex in honor of his old boss. it houses many city bureaus. it will be rededicated as the david dinkins municipal building. during the '90s, bill de blasio birthday was one of his staff members. today the taxi and limb ousine commission will vote on a pilot to replace those tvs in the back of yellow cabs. tonight the mets take on the dodgers in game five of the
national league division series. if the mets win, they'll continue their playoff run against the chicago cubs. if they lose, they come home. >> all right. hopefully they'll go on. lauren, what's happening? >> problems for new jersey commuters on 78 eastbound. an accident shuts down two lanes after exit 40. delays go back for miles, almost to exit 33. not a great place to be. we'll take a live look outside at another slow ride. the gowanus expressway. you can see past the belt merge through industry city. just moving at a snail's pace. that's because there's an accident before the tunnel. if you're headed to the hudsons, 40 minutes inbound at the lincoln. 20 at the george washington bridge and holland. >> lauren, thank you. dave, one more check of the weather. >> sunrise just about seven minutes from now. should be a great day today. 66 is the high. lots of sunshine. we're going to open the door to much colder air coming in for the weekend. a very chilly weekend indeed with winds kicking up as we. those cool temperatures stay with us right as we head to the