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plus, you can record in one room and watch in another. p so you can enjoy tv on your schedule. welcome to the future. yes, welcome. get over 200 hd channels, internet, and unlimited calling for $89.99 a month. time warner cable. now on faed -- "today in new york," a community coming together after a stray bullet leaves a child in critical condition. plus, more recalls of vehicles with exploding air bags. and the cold temperatures? forget about it. couldn't stop the celebrations as the mets clinch game one of the national league championship series. good morning. welcome to "today in new york" on this sunday, october 18th. i'm pat battle. newly minted mets fan. >> i'm gus rosendale.
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long-time mets fan. very excited this morning. >> queens boy. >> we'll take you to the highlights in a moment. right now one of the coldest mornings we've seen in a long time. >> yeah, since april we haven't seen temperatures in the 30s. you need the jackets as you're heading out the door. feeling that chill throughout the day today. will be a little less breezy than yesterday. still, temperature well below average. keeping it dry. that's good news. we're getting milder day by day. we have these freeze warnings in effect right now. all of these counties shaded in purple, including putnam county, orange county. temperatures are in the 20s right now in those regions. you need to take the plants inside if they can't take temperatures that are at or below freezing. storm tracker shows it is quiet right now. that's good news. we're expecting mostly sunny skies throughout the morning. no rain to track today. maybe one or were to pop-up showers as we head into the afternoon. maybe a flurry north and west of town. take a look at your day planner. down to 39. first time since april we've
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seen temperatures in the 30s in central park. definitely need the jackets. today's high temperature, only 51 degrees. we'll have a look at your metsz forecast for tonight and the seven day. >> thanks, raphael. it was the night mets fans have been waiting for, for a long time. the first national league championship series played at citi field. >> the mets did not disappoint. beating the chicago cubs, grabbing game one of the series. the mets scored four runs off cubs' starter jon lester, including this blast to center in the sixth. put the amaze ings up 3-1. that was enough for matt harvey. he pitched out of a huge jam in the seventh. he struck out back-to-back batters and finished the game with nine 9s. they take the series opener. 4-2, the final.
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first pitch scheduled for 8:00. fans are hoping that the celebration will be the same tonight when they get to citi field. michael george shows us some of the excitement from last night. >> reporter: nine years is a long time for mets fans to wait. >> unbelievable. speechless. it's definitely on my bucket list. i'm marking it off. >> reporter: fans descended on citi field by the thousands for game one of the nlcs. the amount of excitement this series has generated is incredible. tickets are selling at world series prices. the average seat is $842. but fans we spoke with didn't seem to mind. >> nine years, it's been worth the wait. it's been fantastic. >> reporter: the last time the mets went to the playoffs, this 8-year-old mets fan wasn't born yet. now he's hoping to watch them make history. >> i'm happy, and i hope the mets win. >> reporter: mets fans packed sports bars across the city. some told us it's more than a
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playoff series. it's a chance for mets fans, so often the underdog, to finally have their day. >> i don't cry about a lot of things. if the mets win the world series, i will cry. i would actually cry. >> reporter: and even the cheap seats went for about $300. after the mets' win, prices are only expected to go higher. michael george, "today in new york." >> i hope michael got that guy's number. i want to see him cry, actually cry, when they win the series. coming up later, bruce beck is going to join with us a full wrap-up of the game. new this morning, more than a thousand long island school bus drivers are ready to strike. the drivers have rejected the company's final contract offer. they voted to strike. union leaders are going to hold an emergency meeting today to discuss strike logistics. the bus drivers' walkout could leave 15,000 students in three dozen school districts stranded. drivers have been instructed to go to work tomorrow morning.
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officials trying to figure out what sparked a warehouse fire at a company that specializes in hardwoods. that fire broke out at the u.s. no no hogny. there's no woord on what caused that fire at that the warehouse, which is essentially a lumberyard. that fire was well fed. >> lot of fuel. and happening today, long island local town and clergy leaders will gather to express their sympathy and r moage after that stray bullet shot a young girl on friday. >> that 12-year-old victim remains in grave condition this morning. police are now offering a big reward for information leading to the gunman. the story from sheldon dutes. >> i would have been proud if she was my great granddaughter. she was a nice little girl, had great potential. >> reporter: james green is still stunned by the tragic shooting that critically injured
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>> it's a tragedy that indescribable. it shouldn't happen to a person -- anyone -- but it shouldn't happen to a person as nice as her. >> reporter: you can see where the bullet pierced through the window. the gunman opened fire from the street. >> the child was shot once in the brain, and she's currently in grave condition. her family is with her at this time. >> reporter: police officers combed the neighborhood for hours, but the shooter's motive, still unknown. this block, however, is no stranger to be gun violence. a 17-year-old was gunned down here two years ago. his grandmother stopped by to visit the family. >> what's your reaction now that you have to console another family? >> this has got to stop. >> reporter: nassau county officials promising to use every resource to arrest the gunman who shot this young innocent bystander. >> and i think it's time that whoever has information come forward. >> reporter: and authorities are
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determined to get that gunman off the streets. right now they're offering a $75,000 cash reward for any information that leads to an arrest and conviction in this tragic shooting. sheldon dutes, news 4 new york. right now we want to get to a consumer alert. more cars be s s being recalled because of faulty air bags. in the u.s., the takata air bags prompted the recall of 19.2 million vehicles. now another 400 from 2015 are being recalled by general motors. dealers are contacting owners to take care of the problems. those air bags can explode and fire shrapnel at drivers. in hawaii, two men have been seriously hurt in separate shark attacks, both of them on the island of oahu. kayakers had to paddle out to
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and a shark bit a 32-year-old man on his foot. take a look at this twister that was captured in southern california. the land sprout twister touched down just before 3:00 yesterday afternoon. a land sprout is a tornado that's formed when intersecting winds form a tornado without a storm. still to come an "today in new york" on this sunday morning, e-cigarettes exploding? the i-team investigates the potential danger behind a product that's become a popular alternative for smokers. plus, installing a car seat can be serious business. better get baquero. a closer look at easy to install models. and a chill is certainly settling in on this sunday morning. freeze warnings in effect for portions of the tri-state. tomorrow could be even colder. we'll take a look at that coming
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it'll be here before you know it.
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hello, halloween. it's the one night when everybody dresses up. and that includes dinner. unleash the power of dough. give it a pop. that sound. like nails on a chalkboard. but listen to this: (family talking) that's a different kind of sound. the sound of the weekend. unleash the power of dough.
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a live picture from citi field. we know what's happening there. it's all about the magic. it continues tonight. we hope mets fans -- of course, hoping for another victory tonight. every game is one step closer. >> let's get it done in three. enough of the suspense. >> we got to get it done in four, right? now to an explosive i-team investigation. e-smokers suffering severe burns. >> faulty batteries exploding in their pockets, hands, and even mouths. pei-sze chang investigates. >> sparks first then actual flames coming out. >> reporter: this was the whole left in christopher's jeans after he says the batteries for his e-cigarette exploded in his pants. >> i'm pulling my pants down, and my two friends come running
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over to me, pour water on the battery. >> reporter: but christopher suffered from second- and third-degree burns, which still bother him today. this is not the only case making headlines. in september, a man from georgia claims an e-cig exploded in his mouth. this man says one blew up in his hand. the u.s. fire administration found this so troubling they studied the issue to provide information for fire departments across the country. the report references this security video from the u.k. that shows an e-cigarette explode while the bartender runs for safety, as well as 25 separate incidents since 2009. one that happened while an e-cig was charging in the car and led to a blow torch fire and explosion. and another incident where one exploded in a user's mouth, causing him to lose teeth and
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york and started the national vaper's club. >> improper chargers, which put too much power into the e-cigarette. >> reporter: she encourages customers to use the appropriate charger as well as batteries. >> this is a battery a customer brought in. >> reporter: she says this is dangerous because it's more in danger of catching fire than this one. >> i put my keys in there as well. >> reporter: christopher says he placed the batteries inside his pocket along with his keys. the company that manufactures the battery is based in china. a company spokesman told nbc news they believe the keys touching the battery sparked a reaction. but it's happened so often that the company even addresses this on their website and posted a warning, urging users to beware. >> most of the time it's that the battery gets hot. >> reporter: spike explains how some e cigarettes are safer than others.
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>> this has built-in safety features that will prevent the battery from overheating. >> i can't walk because the burn is on top of my muscle and thigh. i can't stand on it. the pain itself is so bad that i have to be prescribed pain medication for it. >> reporter: an e-cigarette trade group says while these incidents are taken very seriously, millions of americans have found vaping to be a good alternative to smoking cigarettes. in the news room, pei-sze chang, news 4 new york. well, this morning we are in the 30s. you said we haven't seen that since the spring. >> april 25th, to be exact. how does it feel? >> refreshing. i kind of like it. >> it was refreshing but chilly. i turned the car on before i came out and let it warm up. >> the heat is on in pat's car already.
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>> of course. >> wow. that gives you an idea of what you'll be dealing with when you step outside. seat warmers in effect. the good news is it's not too windy right now. i think that's why we're okay with temperatures in the 30s. we're not dealing with windchills in the 20s in the city. feels like 30s. 39 and feels like 35. just a light breeze out there. we have freezing conditions north and west of town. want to get those warnings to you right away. freeze warnings in effect right now for these counties through the morning. everyone shaded in purple, county. look who's not in the warning, new york city, westchester, jersey. morning. these are your freeze warnings for your monday. take the plants inside if you didn't do so already in northern nassau county. we're adding on new counties. bergen, essex, union, southern fairfield county. tomorrow morning it's going to be colder in those parts. temperatures at or below freezing. closer to the city, new york city still out of it. it's going to be too warm.
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conditions in the five boroughs just yet. still chilled tonight for the mets taking on the cubs. feels like upper 30s. if you went yesterday and going back today, dress very warmly. here's a look at storm tracker. you can see it's quiet out there on this sunday morning. we have high pressure in control for today. this is what it feels like. 35 in central park. look at the string of 20s. feels like 22 in monticello. feels like 25 in poughkeepsie. windchills in the 20s from bridgeport to danbury. feels like 29 at this hour in westhampton. later on today, this is 3:00 p.m. sunshine and clouds. it warms up a little bit, so it feels like 40s instead of 30s. that's a little better there. take a look at burbs well north and west of town. as we head into the evening hours, time for the mets game, feels like 38 in the city. jumping ahead to tomorrow morning, this is it. your rude awakening. monday, 7:00 a.m., feels like 27
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in central park. that's a cold start as you're heading out to the bus stop there is. monday, 3:00 p.m., it gets a little better. that's when we feel a moderating trend. that continues as we head into tuesday. future tracker is also very quiet through the rest of the day. you can see around 3:00 p.m. some clouds, maybe one or two sprinkles or flurries north and west of town. do not be alarmed. no accumulations expected. back to 53 tomorrow. a big jump temperature-wise. back to 67 on tuesday. low 70s for the middle of the week. you want to stay up to date with the ups and downs coming our way for next few days with the news 4 new york app. corner. you can see the latest forecast, interactive radar, and how to submit your own weather video. it's available in the app store right now. a child car seat is safest when it's installed properly. that's something that's not always easy to do. >> sure isn't.
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here's lynda with a look at car seats that are easier to install. >> reporter: now celebrating 130 years, good housekeeping aims to help make life easier by checking out popular products in their labs. >> we're trying to highlight the best ones for different types of people. >> reporter: in their november issue, they look at car seats, especially how easy they are to install. for infants, the chicco keyfit 30 is one of the favorites. >> it's just one pull strap to tighten it to the seat. >> reporter: gordon says the seat should never move more than an inch in any direction. for convertible, they like the britax advocate tight fit for children up to 65 pounds. >> we love this one for its installation, ease of installation. again, very important to us because installing your car seat correctly is one of the most difficult things.
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one of the biggest pain points for parents. another thing we look at is ease of washing them. all of these covers take off. so we actually evaluate each one. i took all these off. some of them are machine washable. >> reporter: less expensive at $140 is the graco contender 65. >> this headrest adjusts really easily, which was really nice. you don't have to take the shoulder straps out to adjust for different heights. >> reporter: with any seat, especially if you opt for a used one, find out how old it is before you decide to use it. >> all car seats have an expiration date. sometimes hard to find on the seat. on this chicco seat in particular, the expiration date is on the bottom over here. it says typically six to seven years they expire. >> reporter: and you may want to register your car seat once you make your purchase to stay informed of any product recalls or issues. and to make sure that you install your car seat correctly,
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you can contact your local police or fire department, and you can find a list of other places to go at safercar.gov. that's safercar.gov. in the news room, lynda baquero, news 4 new york. >> and if you are having a problem with a product or service, just e-mail bettergetbaquero@nbcnewyork.com or call our consumer investigative unit. >> car seats expire. no idea. >> neither did i. coming up on this sunday morning, we'll take you back to citi field for the highlights of last night's win. plus -- >> i'm back. it feels so good. >> a triumphant return for comedian tracy morgan as he hosts "saturday night live"
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what a homecoming for tracy morgan, returning to his old funny self at the place where he started, "saturday night live." >> and from his first joke as host, he made fun of his recovery from a car accident on the new jersey turnpike more than a year ago. >> thank you so much. no, i'm just playing. y'all thought for a minute that was real.
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does he have 100% mental capacity? the truth is, i never did. i might actually be a few points higher now. >> his "30 rock" cast members alec baldwin and tina fey also reprise reprised their roles. he also thanked everyone with his wife and little girl by his side. >> so nice. and fans loved his performance. thought he did a good job. i didn't see it. going to have to watch it on hulu. >> i thought tracy was amazing. hilarious, you know, great skits. it was like he never left. >> he was phenomenal. it was probably one of the best nights of my life. >> he did really great. it was good to see him back. >> meanwhile, the night also marked the return of seinfeld co-writer larry david.
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he played vermont senator bernie sanders in a sketch about the democratic debate. no word if he'll return to the show throughout the season. he was a writer years ago. i hope to see more of that. pretty funny. >> i'm just really glad to see tracy morgan back. people were wondering. it was such a horrible, horrible accident. of course, his dear friend killed in that accident. good to see him rebounding and okay physically and mentally as well. and we are all still celebrating this morning from the mets' wib over n over the cubs. i said newly minted mets fan, but that's not true. i'm just a baseball fan. >> some big highlights to take a look at. here's bruce beck. >> reporter: what a matchup in the nlcs. new york and chicago. the mets and the cubs. two of the hottest teams in baseball and two of the biggest surprises in 2015. the mets scored four runs off big-game pitcher jon lester of the cubs.
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by travis d'arnaud who makes it 3-1, new york. matt harvey was gutty and sensational, and he got out of a huge jam in the seventh by striking out back-to-back batters with two men on. harvey, who was hit in the shoulder by a line drive, fired 7 2/3 strong innings, striking out nine. the mets draw first blood in the nlcs. 4-2, the final. >> he was very, very good. after he got hit with a line drive, you know what, he -- the next inning i thought he started out a little shaky, but then he still looked very, very good. he pitched a great game. >> if harvey wasn't pitching, would have looked a lot better. he was outstanding tonight. give him credit because he had about as good of command as you possibly can of all his pitches. the stuff is always good, but the command was outrageous tonight. therein lies the game. >> luckily i was able to throw for a strike when i needed to and keep them off balance. they hit a couple balls hard. luckily they were right at guys.
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really just tried to throw strikes, and the guys made all the plays behind me. they made it easy. >> it was electric. fans did an unbelievable job for us tonight. came out, was loud, intense. yeah, it was a lot of fun. >> reporter: matt harvey's grit, passion, and power proved too much for the cubs in game one. in game two tonight, it'll be noah sind guard for the mets against jake arrieta, the hottest pitcher in baseball the second half of the season for the cubs. for the mets, one down, three to go in the nlcs. at citi field, i'm bruce beck for "today in new york." >> hey. it's all good. one step closer. and coming up next at 6:30 on "today in new york," mayor de blasio continuing his trip to israel as more violence erupts in the streets. now he's showing solidarity with that region. and an unexpected sight on staten island. that's a kangaroo.
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we'll tell you about his story. >> he may be hopping around this morning trying to keep warm out there. temperatures in the 30s. sorry, i had to. even colder tomorrow morning. we'll look at your overnight low temperatures and bundle-up forecast coming up. 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. realize your buying
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sun rising over the tri-state area this morning. when you head out the door, you are going to notice a big difference from yesterday. some milder temperatures along the way as well. welcome back to "today in new york." i'm gus rosendale. >> i'm pat battle. yeah, did the scarf and the trench coat. wanted to go for the puffy, but i didn't want to be embarrassed. >> pace yourself. a lot of months ahead of us. >> skipping the wool. go right to the puffy coat. anyway, raphael miranda is in the weather center to let me know when i might need that. >> probably tomorrow morning as you head to the bus stop. temperatures in the 30s. windchills in the 20s. cold enough for them right now, in fact.
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expecting another sunny day. yesterday was beautiful, although chilly. more of the same on the way today. temperatures down a little from where they were yesterday. up to 49 in glen cove. sunshine and clouds. one or two sprinkles possible, especially north and west of town. overall, it's a dry sunday ahead. 51 for your high in midtown. well below average. should be in the 60s. up to 45 in new paltz. temperatures just around 50 in places like millburn and millstone, new jersey. down to 36 in the city tonight. places like westchester county, freezing there in white plains. that's why those freeze warnings are in effect. almost everyone needs to take the plants in tonight if they can't survive temperatures at or below freezing. look at this string of 20s tomorrow morning. tomorrow morning in poughkeepsie, 25 degrees under mostly clear skies. the chill sticks around, but it gets milder day by day. we'll look at that coming up. over to you. >> thank you, raphael.
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going to visit the western wall in israel this morning on his first trip to that region since elected mayor. >> his visit comes amidst a wave of violent attacks. rob schmitt shows us how the mayor is showing support for the country. >> reporter: mayor de blasio in jerusalem on what he calls a three-day solidarity mission after a violent week. >> our cities are so close. there's a joke about israel being the sixth borough, particularly jerusalem, of new york city. >> reporter: violence has once again flared up in this volatile region. a series of stabbings, most recently as palestinians armed with knives have begun attacking israeli civilians and police. in jerusalem, israeli police shot and killed two knife-wielding palestinians in separate incidents. in the west bank, an israeli citizen shot and killed a palestinian who lunged at him with a knife. and a palestinian woman was shot
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he is expected to be okay. this is mayor de blasio's first visit to the region since being elected. he first met with the mayor of tel aviv and later visited the hand in hand school where jewish and arab children take classes together. after spending half of his day in tel aviv, the mayor headed east to jerusalem. >> today we saw three families deeply affected by these acts of terror. we understand that any act of violence against a civilian is unacceptable. >> reporter: rob schmidt, "today in new york." decision 2016, and this morning vice president joe biden still keeping mum if he's going to run for president. he was awarded the 2015 human rights award in manhattan last night. it's for his advocacy for religious freedom. meanwhile, nbc news has learned biden spoke with the leader of the international association of firefighters. it's one of the most influential
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if he does run for the white house, their support would be key. biden's decision is one of the key topics on this morning's "meet the press." joining chuck todd, republican candidate ted cruz. police want to talk to the boyfriend of a woman who was found burning in a bathtub in queens. officers discovered the body of the 28-year-old in her apartment on 90th avenue in jamaica early yesterday. she had been burned from head to toe, and investigators are not calling her boyfriend a suspect, but they want to question him. he's also known as carlos alvarado. we're told neighbors heard them fighting and then smelled the smoke. >> we just -- everybody was smelling the smoke. everybody just came out of their apartments, just curious to see what it was. very frightening. since we don't really know what's the cause, what really happened.
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>> investigators say the woman's body was discovered on the same day she was set to fly home to guatemala. and police want you to take a good look at the sketch of this man. they say he robbed a woman and forced her to perform a sex act. he followed the woman into her building, pulled out a kitchen knife, and forced her to the fourth floor landing where he assaulted her. the victim is physically okay. police are trying to find a gunman who shot and killed a man on a bronx street. we have dramatic video of that shooting. take a look at the suspect gets out of a car and then opens fire on 24-year-old francesca rodriguez. the gunman then gets back in the car and takes off. it all happened early yesterday morning on bruckner boulevard. rodriguez was rushed to the hospital where he died. and new this morning, a brooklyn man is behind bars after he allegedly tried to rob a police officer who was in full uniform. investigators say the
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straightoazor at an officer at the j street subway station yesterday morning. he apparently told the officer, seen here, to open his pockets. he drew his gun instead. after a brief showdown, the suspect finally dropped that razor and was arrested. parents plan to rally in queens today to pressure city officials to address overcrowding schools. it's not an isolated problem, but one community is coming up with some unique solutions. andrew siff has the story. >> reporter: here in the fast-growing neighborhood of sunnyside, some parents have an idea. turn this parking lot, which is currently filled with lamp posts and other bits of metal, into a middle school. they hope that's a solution for overcrowding and anxiety. among the families picking up their kids at ps-11, sean and debra mcgown, their second grader sidney has noticed the bulldozers next to her school. >> they're making a six-story-high building for more classrooms. >> reporter: more classrooms because this building, like so many of the 1800 schools in the
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city, is packed. when sidney and her brother get to sixth grade, they may need to squeeze into is-125, an already crowded middle school in their neighborhood. >> when you stress out a mom, there's a problem. >> reporter: so the mcgowns walked around the community and noticed this. a 125,000-square-foot parking lot already owned by the city at 48th street and 37th avenue. the department of education wouldn't comment on the parking lot idea, but a spokesman tells news 4, we have committed to building over 1900 new seats in district 30 alone, and we will continue to listen to families in the district and across the city to help address their needs. and city officials point out there are already 12 middle schools in the district, even though many are blocks or miles away. >> you can't help but notice. it's almost like a red flag. >> all i know is that it's shortsighted. >> reporter: one city councilmember told me the department of education did the right thing when it built new
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elementary schools like this one but -- >> there's a lag, a serious lag, when it comes to middle school seats. >> the city just didn't realize the kids were going to grow up, and they just didn't plan ahead. >> reporter: and parents are planning a rally this sunday at the vacant lot. they're hoping to keep the pressure on the city to ease their overcrowding and worries. andrew siff, news 4 new york. and still to come on this sunday morning, what's behind a neighborhood campaign to save a wandering bear. and if you've ever encountered a rude commuter, you might want to get on board with a new campaign in new jersey.
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well, new jersey transit is rolling out a new campaign aimed at bringing just being polite
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back to your commute. it's called the no rude zone campaign. so what do riders think about it? we went on board to find out. if you ride the train, you've seen them and heard them. or maybe they've heard you. >> i've answered my phone on the train, and speaking probably loudly, and i have been yelled at and told to leave the train. >> so every wednesday for the next five weeks, every commuter on every new jersey transit train will find one of these postcards on their seat, reminding them maybe to not talk so loud if they're on the phone, maybe keep their feet off the seat or put their luggage somewhere so somebody else can sit down and basically just staying out of the rude zone. >> it is in direct response to what our customers have told us. they identified six key items they wished that fellow passengers would obey. and it's really just about reminding our customers manners matter no matter where you are. >> the cards are designed to be funny but drive home a point. each one featuring a character that we may sit next to or maybe
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this week it's the phora booth. >> it's someone who uses their cell phone but speaks very loudly about very personal, intimate details. things we don't need to know about. >> still to come, the potty mouth. no explanation necessary. and the traveling deejay. >> could you please turn it down? i have my headset on. >> there's the foot loose rider, with their feet on your seat. >> i agree, it's quite rude, actually. >> but you're still there. >> i am. >> well, the train is not crowded. >> right. if i was crowded, i would wipe it off and let someone sit there. >> do you think this is a good investment of your commuting e ing ing dollar? >> i do. it's a way to spread the word. but everything has its ups and downs. >> social media is ripe with riders complaining that nj transit spent their fare hike money on this. but nj transit says politely -- >> a nice experience commuting is also worth its weight in gold. >> a-ha. it's only a $10,000 campaign.
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an investment. manners do matter. all of the stories i heard i couldn't be put on tv. >> tell me more. >> commercial break. >> i want to know. >> people putting on face masks on the train, getting dressed, changing completely from one outfit to another on the train. >> this morning they might be putting on a heavy jacket. >> or a trench coat to cover it up. >> hey now. >> you said you were wearing a trench coat. and a scarf. we'll see if you'll need it tomorrow. it's going to be colder tomorrow at this time. it's already chilly. temperatures in the 30s right now. waking up to 39 degrees in central park. it feels like 35 because of a light breeze we have. if you're going out there to walk the dog, the dog may need the jacket as well. get him protected. him or her. 36 is what it feels like in farmingdale. windchills in the 20s. this is what you're waking up to north and west of town. 28 in butburgh. out in the hamptons, feels like
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not much better down the jersey shore. long branch, you feel like 28 degrees on this chilly sunday morning. baseball weather later tonight, still chilly but dry. as long as you're bundled up. game two, 44 degrees at the first pitch. feels like upper 30s throughout the game. that's what you need to prepare for. just bring the layers. fall foliage map. you head north and west of town, it's going to be another great day to check out the foliage this time of year. really looking fantastic deep into the hudson valley. catskills, poconos. i've been getting your pictures on social media. they look amazing. more of the same on the way today. blue skies, perfect day to enjoy it. if you can head even farther north, looking great. new hampshire, vermont, and upstate new york and maine enjoying peak conditions throughout this weekend. here's a look at storm tracker. another high pressure day. lots of sunshine expected, mingling with the clouds. this is what it feels like around 3:00 this afternoon. the warmest time of the day. doesn't get very warm. it feels like 40s.
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that's the best we can do. feels like 30s still in the hudson valley. then tonight as you're heading out there, maybe to the game, maybe to dinner, feels like 30s and even 20s. you need to add on the jacket as you're heading out tonight. tomorrow morning, definitely jacket weather. 7:00 a.m., heading out to the bus stop, school, work, it feels like 20s for your morning commute. it is dry and sunny but very chilly. then it gets better. tomorrow afternoon we start to turn the corner already. by 4:00 p.m., feels back like 50s. the winds shift to the southwest. the warming trend continues day by day. future tracker is also nice and quiet today. around 3:00 p.m., you can see one or two clouds, maybe a few showers passing through. otherwise, it's mostly dry on this sunday. we're keeping it chilly. 51 for your high. lots of sunshine to enjoy. get out there and enjoy some fresh air. breezy but not as windy as yesterday. overnight, down to 36 in the city. we could see some frost even in the five boroughs. that hard freeze, that's limited to the suburbs north and west of town. take those plants inside.
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here's a look at the seven-day forecast. a nice warming trend coming our way. 53 on monday. comfortable tomorrow, the winds die down. back to 67 degrees on tuesday. another beautiful stretch of we nather. we could use some rain. we have a drought. we're not going to get any rain this week. we are enjoying temperatures in the low 70s. you want to stay up to date with the news 4 new york app. tap the news 4 logo in the corner, scroll down, select the weather tab. you can see the latest forecasts, interactive radar, and how to submit your own weather video. the news 4 new york app for iphone is available in the app store right now. well, look at this. people waking up in staten island saying, wait a minute, how did i get to australia? that's buster the kangaroo. he actually lives upstate new york and was visiting the city with his owner, but he hopped out, checking out the island. there he is hopping around the travis neighborhood. his owner and police wrangled him. we're told he's a legal pet. his owner won't face any charges.
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>> buster in the city. somewhere there's a children's book to be made of this situation. >> yeah, he's cute, isn't he? >> he is cute. and legal upstate. glad buster's okay. >> definitely. some stuff could have happened to buster. coming up on "today in new york," we're going to introduce you to wednesday's child. plus, an inside look at a documentary on the life of the
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she is the first black principle ballerina in the american ballet company. her success and her struggle is documented in a new documentary. >> misty copeland's story has inspired so many people. in today's positively black, tracie strahan sat down with the man who helped tell her story. >> news 4 presents positively black. >> i'm a black dancer. that's who i am.
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i first discovered ballet at 13. i had no exposure to it. >> she always stood out. she had what you can't teach and you can't learn. she had a fire. >> that's a look at the life of misty copeland, the first african-american principal dancer of the ballet theater. she's the subject of a new film that captures her at a pretty defining moment. nelson george is the director of "a ballerina's tale." she's hard not to love. >> she's got great spirit, great determination, a natural charm. the things that susan fales talked about in the clip you showed. she's always had that thing. we have so much footage of her when she was 13, 14, 15, 16. she's a star. but, you know, getting from there to principal dancer, it's
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a long way. >> you got in at a defining moment. talk about what it was for people that don't know, don't give too much away, and access as a director. how do you convince her to tell this? >> i met her at a cocktail party hosted by the wonderful bevy smith. i met her and her manager. i'd never been to the ballet. can you get me tickets? afterwards, i went backstage and she kind of revealed that she was very seriously injured and had been dancing on a shin that was basically fractured in like five, six places. over the course of that year, we really tried to -- i talked to her, kept in contact, text, how's it going. her spirit was like -- >> of course. >> at some point, i said, there's a story here. are you open to sharing your journey?
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with the expectation -- or no expectation. he was not sure she was going to come back. this idea of being a principal dancer -- >> it wasn't even there. >> number one, can i get back on stage? we started from that very simple point. >> so there wasn't a lot of convincing on your part. >> i think she was open. that was also the period she wrote her memoir. i think she's like, i'm in this weird, strange place, and let me explore what this is and let me document my life. >> when you focus on one subject, because you've done a lot of things, do you almost have to become obsessed with this? like every newspaper clipping, every interview, everything she does to make sure you're capturing exactly what you want. >> well, i mean, because of the way we decided to do it, if we were doing like a biopic from beginning to end of her life -- we're in the really doing that. we're really focused primarily on this two-year period. it's more like, where are you going to be? can i come? what are you doing?
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>> so you got in at different -- >> yes. and we also had a film crew in italy and australia. it's a global film. >> now, she highlights and says in a clip, i'm a black dancer. how do you highlight that? because it's so germane to her story, without making that the focus of the film. >> it's misty's focus, so it has to be my focus. the film really deals with three things, her identity as a black woman, her injury and recovery, and then her body shape. all those three things sort of intertwine with each other. ultimately, it's an ordinary story. dancer injured, dancer wants to be a principal. that's every dancer at every company. her being a black dancer, it becomes an extraordinary story. both a typical dancer story but with heightened stakes. >> all right. "a ballerina's tale" in select theaters this month and available on itunes. you can download this one. >> absolutely. you can rent it. >> nelson george, thank you so
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much for being here. >> thank you for having me. >> this has been a public
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welcome back on a sunday morning. it's that time when janice huff
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>> gregory loves plays sports and video games and has a team approach to life. what's missing is a forever family, a team gregory can be a part of. >> it was a day full of fun and games at new york comic con, one where gregory got to play lego marvels avengers. >> oh, i'm captain america. >> what are some of your favorite games? >> basketball 2k, madden, fifa. >> all the sports ones. >> all the sports. >> but gregory is not just about fun and games. >> what do you want to be when you grow up? what do you want to do? >> i want to become a mechanic. >> he also understands the value of hard work and dedication. >> i heard you like math still. >> yes. it's hard, but it's okay. >> what other things do you like to do? >> exercise. >> yeah. >> push-ups, pull-ups. >> gregory is quarterback on his
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school's football team. his team player approach and encouraging nature makes him a great role mold, both del, both on and off the field. >> he's seen by his peers as a bigger brother. >> gregory is also looking to be part of a forever family team. one that he can depend on just like his teammates do with him. >> he does not want to be the only child. he wants to have brothers and sisters. >> so i can help them go to school. somebody who will treat me good. >> janice huff for "weekend today" in new york. >> and if you're interested in adopting any of our wednesday's children, please contact 212-676-wish. coming up next at 7:00, we'll have a check of the forecast plus our top stories, including this. >> reporter: i'm sheldon dutes live at citi field, where mets
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fans are waking up this morning hopeful that the team can continue this momentum tonight. we're live with highlights from last night's game.
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now an "today in new york," the latest on a fire that forced trains to stop running for a bit in new jersey. plus, there's some positive
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lamar odom as we learn new details leading up to his hospitalization. and game one in the bag. mets fans looking forward to a repeat at citi field after last night's big win over the cubs. good morning. it's sunday morning. i'm gus rosendale. >> i'm pat battle. so glad to have you with us on this sunday morning. it would be a chilly sunday morning. >> on the screen, we're in the 30s. it's been a while since we've been there. raphael miranda tracking those temperatures. >> good morning, guys. we lost another degree. we're down to 38 right now in central park. 20s north and west of town. a hard reeze going on in the burbs. first time we've seen 30s since april. it's been a while. it's been a hot summer and a warm fall. that's all coming to an end right now. chilly today, less breezy than yesterday. still going to be dry. then we get milder day by day. this chill is not going to last too long. if you don't like it, you just have to wait a few days. freeze warnings in effect. we're talking about a hard freeze for interior new jersey, ocean, monmouth county.
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that's in effect right now through 10:00 a.m. take the plants inside if they can't take temperatures at or below freezing. storm tracker shows very quiet right now. you can see in your day planner, we're going to need that sun to warm things up a little bit. 38 right now. it's chilly and breezy by lunchtime. temperatures stuck in the 40s to low 50s at best today. well below average. we have another freeze coming our way tomorrow with even more of the area expecting temperatures below freezing. we'll look at that coming up in a few. pat and gus, over to you. >> thank you. the mets lead the series 1-0. an exciting and cold night at citi field. >> yeah, might have been cold, but they were hot. fans have been waiting for this night for years. the mets did not disappoint. they beat the cubs in game one of the national league championship series. >> let's take a look at some of the highlights. mets scored four runs off cubs starter jon lester. this put the amazings up 3-1. that was enough runs for mets'
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starter math harvey. seventh. he finished the game with nine ks. the amazings take the series opener, 4-2 the final. >> i said earlier there are a out there. some yankees fans got a tweet from our friend rich. he said, i'm a yankees fan and i'm proud. not ashamed to be rooting for the mets. fresh off last night's win, fans already looking for a repeat tonight. >> sheldon dutes joins us from citi field. >> reporter: hey, pat and gus. good morning to both of you. we know this is the first championship series game the mets are playing in citi field. the last time they got this far, the mets were still playing in shay stadium. as you can imagine, there is a lot of excitement among die-hard mets fans as well as some of the newer ones who have recently jumped on the bandwagon. it has been nine years since the mets made it this far in the postseason.
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thousands of fans filled the stadium last night to cheer the mets on against the cubs in game one of the nlcs. so far this series has generated a lot of excitement and a lot of an allure around this game. tickets are selling already at world series prices with the average ticket costing about $800. for fans who couldn't make it to the stadium, sports bars across the city provided a festive alternative for them to gather and come together to cheer the mets on against the cubs last night. >> it was electric. the crowd had everyone going. it was amazing. >> it was awesome. it was great. great experience. >> reporter: and fans hope the mets can keep this momentum going for the rest of the series. pat and gus, game two starts tonight here at citi field at 8:07.
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thank you, sheldon. new this morning, thousands of students on long island could lose their ride to school come monday morning. bus drivers and other workers at bowman have rejected that company's final offer for a contract, and they voted to strike. union leaders are holding an emergency meeting today to discuss possible strike activities. drivers, meanwhile, have been instructed to report for work tomorrow. right now a warehouse fire at a company that specializes in hardwoods is being investigated. the fire at the u.s. mahogany corporation broke out around 8:30 last night. no injuries were reported, but nj transit trains had to be shut down. service quickly restored. this morning, no word on what caused the fire at the warehouse, which is essentially a big lumberyard. a community is coming together on long island today to address the stray bullet that shot and killed a young girl. she's not dead, i beg your pardon. she's clinging to life. the 12-year-old shot in the head
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when that bullet pierced her window. she is in grave condition. her shooter still on the loose. >> a tragedy that's indescribable. it shouldn't happen to a person, to anyone, but it shouldn't happen to a person as nice as dejah. the time is 7:05. positive signs being reported this morning about lamar odom. the former nba star remains in critical condition after being found unresponsive at a brothel in nevada earlier this week. we get the latest this morning from nbc's jacob rascone. >> reporter: when lamar odom woke up from his coma and spoke for the first time, his mother-in-law kris jenner said it was an answer to prayer. his estranged wife khloe kardashian by his side since entering the hospital, keeping uncharacteristically quiet, only asking the owner of the brothel
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to respect his privacy. >> like they ran the world and i'm supposed to just fall in line with the kardashians' wishes. no, i'm not going to do that at all. >> reporter: we met dennis huff late last night at one of his other brothels, huff telling us he put lamar up in his vip suite on one condition. >> you can't bring drugs in here. he agreed to that. >> reporter: hof says after already spending $75,000, odom was planning to extend his stay when they found him unconscious on tuesday. >> they need to hurry, please. he's got blood coming out of his nose. >> one of the girls said, he said he was doing cocaine before he got there on saturday. >> reporter: sources close to odom telling our sister network e! doctors found multiple drugs in his system and that odom suffered a stroke and brain damage. >> the doctors had been warning and indicating to the family that, look, this could go on for weeks, months. we can't predict it. >> reporter: the extent of odom's brain damage is still unclear.
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critical. the former nba champion on the court turned reality tv star improving but far from recovered. vegas. right now, police in florida are looking for a gunman who opened fire during zombie con. one person was shot and killed, another four were injured. the shooting happened in ft. myers just before midnight. police are hoping that because of all the people who were at that event, there may be photos or video of that suspect. zombie con was expected to draw 20,000 visitors. still to come, sports safety technology. how one long island school plans to protect its student athletes on the field. plus, this happens a lot. people forced to pay hefty medical bills with the promise they'll get reimbursed by the insurance companies. what if those payments never come? better get baquero. she makes sure you don't get stuck with the bill. and we are stuck with some chilly weather this morning.
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the chill really settling in on this sunday morning. windchills in the 20s. when will we warm up again? we'll take a look at the
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my name is amanda and i smoked while i was pregnant. my baby was born two months early and weighed only three pounds. this is the view i had of her in the nicu. my tip to you is speak into the opening so your baby can hear you better. you can quit. talk with your doctor. for more help call
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here in the city, you're starting to see some trees turn. raph will have the weather in a moment. right now, news for your health. one long island high school taking a stand against concussions. it's making a midseason change
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to state of the art helmets. >> reporter: four games into its season, hewlett high school's football team made a dramatic change. and it wasn't to the playbook. the team changed its brand of helmet, converting to one of the safest on the market. >> we know there's a lot of attention to concussions, so we wanted to make sure our students had the very best. >> reporter: the superintendent reversed field after seeing research that his district's old helmets weren't as safe. he immediately ordered 125 new ones, carrying a five-star safety rating from concussion researchers at virginia tech university. >> it's the quality, the construction of the helmet, the new technology, new materials. once we looked at the emerging research, that's something we wanted to have. >> reporter: virginia tech has been rating football helmets since 2011. the ratings are based simply on impact tests. those tests have found that the better the helmet, the less the
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chance of concussions. more than a year ago after a long island high school player died from an on-field hit, news 4's i-team started studying high school helmet safety. we found some teams using helmets that seemed to pose a safety risk and as a result, a number of schools invested in updated equipment. >> there's really no clear evidence that one helmet is any better than any other helmet. >> reporter: while not everyone accepts the helmet safety ratings, this superintendent chose not to wait. >> it was an easy decision for us. >> know that field well. that's my old high school. go bulldogs. glad they're safe. >> my plants are safe. i got them inside in time. >> hopefully everyone listened out there. you have one more chance if you live closer to the city. you're going to get that hard freeze going tomorrow morning. so today's your day. if you live in the hudson valley, it's kind of over. temperatures are in the 20s.
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they're gone if you didn't take them inside. temperatures are deep into the 20s. in fact, as you head away from the city, temperatures cooler. we still have lots of sunshine out there. that's a good sign we're going to have sunny skies later on today. let's take a look at what you need to dress for as you're heading out the door. maybe getting the newspaper or coffee. we have windchills in the 20s in danbury, newburgh and poughkeepsie. long branch, same story for you. feels like 26 in bridge water. windchills in the 30s across much of long island. that freeze warning in effect. these are the spots in purple today that the freeze warning is in effect for. that's because temperatures there are below freezing. watch what happens as i set this into motion tomorrow. closer to the city. northern nassau county, suffolk county, all of westchester, rockland under freeze warnings for tomorrow morning. going to be even colder and the cold even more widespread for monday as you're heading out the door.
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that's when you need to take the plants in. baseball forecast, chilly for everyone at citi field. great day to watch the game on tv. 44 degrees at the first pitch. feels like 30s. you need the layers if you're heading out to watch it in person. storm tracker is nice and quiet right now. we see high pressure dominating our weather once again on this sunday. let's look at what it will feel like later on. some improvement here. this is 3:00 p.m. today. sunny, looks good, but it doesn't feel that great. windchill values back to the 40s. a little improvement there but not much. as you get into the evening hours, chilly, windchills in the 20s and 30s. tomorrow morning, this is it. 7:00 a.m., heading out the door, get ready for this. windchills in the 20s in new york city. cold for the kids at the bus stops. as we get into the afternoon, we see a gradual improvement by 4:00 p.m. you can lose a layer or two throughout the day tomorrow. then it gets better day by day. future tracker is very quiet today. a few pop-up showers possible. maybe a flurry, a sprinkle.
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nothing major, nothing to get in the way of your plans. that's mainly north and west of town. otherwise, just dealing with the cold. 51 for your high for today. not as breezy as yesterday but still a little wind kicking up from time to time. overnight tonight, down to 36 for your low. a hard freeze in the suburbs. seven-day forecast shows that warmup. up to 53 tomorrow. 67, that's a big jump there on tuesday. then we're coasting for much of the rest of the week with temperatures into the low 70s by wednesday. stay up to date with the news 4 new york app. tap the news 4 logo in the corner. you can see the latest forecasts, interactive radar, and how to submit your own weather video. the news 4 new york app for iphone is available in the app store right now. >> thank you, raphael. now a story that a lot of us can relate to. a manhattan man was hospitalized and grateful to have his sister pay thousands in out-of-pocket costs. >> he qualified to get that money reimbursed, but he said
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better get baquero. >> reporter: robert nolan has spent years working as a company manager for broadway shows. off stage, robert was recently hospitalized, facing a huge bill. >> unfortunately, when i was admitted to the hospital, i did not have any insurance. >> reporter: it was a voluntary stay, so his sister agreed to pay money up front to get him admitted last january. the cost, $7,674. but robert found a way to get her reimbursed. >> we were told that once i was accepted by medicaid, i could apply to the have that money refunded. >> reporter: he applied for medicaid. several months later in late april, he received this letter. >> because one of the receipts from the hospital to my sister was filled out by hand. and that was not acceptable to the state of new york. >> reporter: a few days later, robert wrote to the division of mt. sinai hospital, where he stayed, asking for a more official, not handwritten receipt. >> i was told i was going to get a refund check sometime in early
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july, that within two weeks i would get a refund check. >> reporter: when that didn't happen -- >> i went and -- better get baquero. on sunday, i sent an e-mail to your office, and yesterday i got a phone call. here we are. i would just like to get a check so i can pay my sister back the money i owe her. >> reporter: we contacted montana sinai. problem solved. a mt. sinai spokesperson told news 4 an unintended billing error caused a significant delay, and they regret any inconvenience. we're happy to report that robert received a full refund immediately. $7,674, and he's grateful he can now pay back his sister for her generosity. in the newsroom, lynda baquero, news 4 new york. >> and if you're having a problem with a product or service, just e-mail bettergetbaquero@nbcnewyork.com. or call our commuter investigative unit.
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still to come on "today in new york," tracy morgan's return to "saturday night live." we're going to have highlights
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welcome back. that little creature right there -- wait, right there.
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he tools around on two legs in a neighborhood in northwestern new jersey. residents say he's not a bother, but they're concerned about his welfare. >> they have gathered thousands of signatures on a petition to ask the state to catch him and give him medical attention he might need and relocate him. jen maxfield walks us through the story. >> reporter: it's not a person dressed up like a bear for halloween. this is a real bear walking on two legs through this residential neighborhood in northwestern new jersey. >> see it on tv or youtube or whatever. to see it in person, it's pretty good. >> reporter: this remarkable animal has been nicknamed pedals because he walks on twob legs. his front right paw is injured, possibly after he was hit by a car, so he has adapted by walking upright. >> you'll see him roaming around, crossing the street. every once in a while going in the backyards. lots of people have videos o of it. >> reporter: sabrina has video too, but her frequent encounters have her worried for his well being. not being able to use his front
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paws means pedals can't fight off attackers or climb trees. >> just looked terrible. he was panting. he had foam around his mouth. he had actually been chased around the neighborhood by a bunch of teenagers in a car. >> reporter: she is leading an online campaign to put pedals in a wildlife sanctuary in upstate new york. she's raised more than enough money, more than $22,000, and has collected almost 80,000 signatures on online. she's calling for the new jersey fish and wildlife division to move him. in a statement, the agency said, quote, the best course of action is to allow the animal to continue to live its life in the wild. the bear survived last winter's very cold and snowy weather because it has been able to find adequate food sources without the intervention of people, end quote. >> leave it alone. it's not hurting anybody. the people actually feed it. it's able to forge and take care of itself. it's been around for numerous years. must be doing okay. >> reporter: pedal was camera shy today, but neighbors tell us he's been napping in this yard
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and even eating these crab apples off of the tree behind me here. wildlife officials want neighbors to report these sightings so they can study the bear to determine what's best for it. in oak ridge, new jersey, i'm jen maxfield, news 4 new york. all right. this is exciting here at rockefeller center. >> it was indeed. >> big homecoming. >> lined up all day yesterday hoping to get one of those elusive tickets to see tracy morgan as he returned to studio 8h. his first time back since that tragic car accident on the new jersey turnpike last year. >> he didn't shy away from talking about it. in fact, it was part of his first joke. >> thank you so much. no, i'm just playing. y'all thought for a minute that was real. people were wondering, can he speak? does he have 100% mental capacity? but the truth is, i never did. i might actually be a few points
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>> his "30 rock" cast members also reprised their roles in a skit about morgan's recovery. he ended the show thanking everyone with his wife and their little girl by his side. of course, the fans just love morgan's performance. they thought he did a really good job, of course, with all the hosting duties. >> i thought tracy was amazing. hilarious hilarious, great skits. it was like he never left. >> he was phenomenal. it was proenl bably one of the best nights of my life. >> he did really great. >> meanwhile, the night also marked the return of "seinfeld" co-writer larry david. he played vermont senator bernie sanders in a sketch about the democratic debate. there's no word at this point if david will return to the show throughout the political season. here's hoping. he did a very, very good job. >> that's great. of course, we missed the show last night. i was out and about. i've been out and about. it's been a busy week. i want to the say hats off to folks i spent the evening with
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it was the dance for all cancers night. those lovely ladies there all sisters and sisters-in-law. this is a community based organization that sponsored this event. it was a really terrific night. i was out way too late. but i still couldn't stay up to see "saturday night live." then earlier this week, gus, i had the pleasure of mc'ing this event. that's none other than peter walsh. owns one of your favorite watering holes off washington heights. those are the honorees for isabella, which is a health care organization uptown, gus, in your neighborhood. 140 years they've been helping the elderly, providing health care, rehabilitation services. great event, great folks, great job. we appreciate it. all right. shoutout to really great people. >> you take a great selfie, by the way. next at 7:30, latest on our top stories, including some
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amazing excitement. >> reporter: mets fans are waking up this morning hopeful the team can continue that momentum tonight for game two. i'm sheldon dutes live at citi field with highlights from last night's game and reaction. all that and more coming up when "today in new york" returns. plus, mayor bill de blasio continues his trip to israel. what he says about the recent violent attacks in that region. and there's a hint of november in there this morning. windchills in the 20s in the suburbs north and west of town. so how long will this chill stick around?
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there are just certain angles of the sun this time of year that makes it look cold. i know there's no logic to that. but it is a cool start to the day. good to be with you. i'm gus rosendale. >> look how the bridge was so beautifully lit. >> this time of year, you get those beautiful skies. >> that's where i thought you were going with that. i didn't think you were going cold. >> well, we do the weather about 37 times. i'll use it next time. right now let's go to raphael miranda. >> too much weather for you? is that too much? >> i love it. >> i'm glad you like it. temperatures in the 30s right now it's cold. i get what gus is saying with that low sun angle. here's a look at storm tracker. we're enjoying lots of sunshine all around the tri-state. later on today, the sun will continue to shine for the most part. temperatures never really respond to that all that much. we're stuck in the 40s to low 50s.
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well below average today. up to 50 for your high in glen cove. winds out of the northwest. still breezy but not as breezy as yesterday. winds dying down just a little bit into the afternoon. up to 51 in point pleasant. get ready for a major chill down tonight, even in places that aren't at freezing right now. they will be tomorrow morning at this time. white plains down to 32. newark, 34 degrees. close to freezing in newark. it's as you head just farther away from the city, places like islip, yorktown, even montauk down to 31 tonight. 20s in the distant suburbs. we'll look at the warmup coming up in the seven-day forecast in just a few. well, cool night at citi field, but no one is complaining. many fans celebrating into the early hours of the morning after the mets took game one in the national league championship series. >> and tonight they got a chance to do it again. every day one step closer. sheldon dutes joins us from citi field with the highlights from last night. hey, sheldon. >> reporter: hey, pat and gus.
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good morning to both of you. i've talked to some baseball fans who don't normally cheer for the mets, and even though their respective teams did not make it this far, they are just as excited as the mets fans about the championship series. die-hard mets fans, over the years they've felt like the underdogs. right now they are riding a wave of pride. the mets beat the cubs in the first game of the nlcs at citi field last night. it has been nine years since the team has made it this far in the postseason. whether fans cheered from the stadium or got together and cheered for the team at local bars around the city, they were excited and hopeful for the momentum to continue. and if the momentum does continue, some mets fans, they admit they might get a little emotional. >> oh, it's fantastic. the energy was great. team was great. let's go mets. >> hasn't been easy. it's been a struggle. it's been a long, long time.
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year to do it. >> i don't cry about a lot of things. if the mets win the world series, i will cry. i would actually cry. >> reporter: and of course those would be tears of joy. again, everyone hopeful that this will continue. the momentum tonight for game two here at citi field. pat and gus, first pitch at 8:07 tonight. that's the latest live here at citi field. i'm sheldon dutes, "today in new york." >> okay, sheldon. thanks very much. >>a well, bill de blasio is going to visit the western wall in israel this morning. it's his first trip to that region since elected mayor. >> his visit coming amid a wave of violent attacks. rob schmidt shows us how the mayor is showing support for the country. >> reporter: mayor de blasio in jerusalem on what he calls a three-day solidarity mission after a violent week. >> our cities are so close. there's a joke about israel
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particularly juice lek, of new york city. >> reporter: violence has once again flared up in this vol time region. a series of stabbings, most recently as palestinians are armed with knives have zbn attacking israeli civilians and police. in jerusalem, israeli police shot and killed two knife-wielding palestinians in separate incidents. in the west bank, an israeli citizen shot and killed a palestinian who lunged at him with a knife. and a palestinian woman was shot dead after she stabbed a soldier at a base. he's expected to be okay. this is mayor de blasio's first visit to the region since being elected. he first met with the mayor of tel aviv and later visited the hand in hand school where jewish and arab children take classes together. then the mayor headed east to jerusalem. >> today we saw three families deeply affected by these acts of terror. and we understand that any act of violence against a civilian
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is unacceptable. >> reporter: rob schmidt, "today in new york." >> and the mayor is scheduled to return back to the city tonight. vice president joe biden was honored in new york city this weekend, but today we are no closer to knowing if he's actually going to run for president. the vp was the recipient of the 2015 human rights award for his advocacy of religious freedom. nbc news has also learned biden spoke with the president of the international association of firefighters. that union, one of the most unflun un influential labor groups in the u.s. biden's decision to run will be one of the key topics on this morning's "meet the press." catch it here on news 4 following our 10:00 a.m. newscast. an update on a gruesome discovery reported yesterday in queens. police want to track down the boyfriend of a woman whose body was found burned in her bathtub. the body of the 28-year-old was
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charred from head to toe when she was found early yesterday. police not calling her boyfriend a suspect, but they do want to question him. he's also known as carlos alvarado. we're told his girlfriend's bold i did was discovered after neighbors smelled smoke. >> everybody was smelling the smoke. everybody just came out of their apartments just curious to see what was -- what it was. very friegening, but since we don't really know what's the cause, what really happened. >> friends say the victim's body was found on the same day she was set to fly home to her native guatemala. and police say the man in this sketch robbed a woman and forced her to perform a sex act. they want you to get a good look at him. investigators say he followed the victim into her building on thursday, pulled out a kitchen knife, and forced her to the fourth floor landing where he attacked her. police trying to find a gunman who shot and killed a man on a bronx street.
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out of a car and opens fire on 24-year-old francesco rodriguez, who had just exited a livery cab. the gunman then gets back in the car and takes off. all happening early yesterday morning on bruckner boulevard. rodriguez was rushed to the hospital where he died. and new this morning, a brooklyn man is behind bars after he allegedly tried to rob a police officer. investigators say the 24-year-old flashed this straight razor at an officer in full uniform at the j street subway station yesterday morning. he apparently told the officer, seen here, to empty his pockets. the officer drew his gun. after a brief showdown, the suspect dropped the razor and was arrested. now the story on an australian tourist you would never expect to see around here. buster the kangaroo lives upstate. he was visiting the city with his owner when he decided to make a break for it. so he hopped a fence in staten island. video shows buster bouncing around the travis neighborhood before his owner and police caught him.
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this raised some questions. we checked, and you can have a kangaroo upstate. legal pet. >> shocking. can't have a frog. >> what? >> a turtle or something. one of those things are illegal. >> what are you talking about? >> just keep talking. >> all right, sure. anyway, buster is okay. all is well with the world. still ahead on this sunday morning, we'll dmek with the "today" show across the street. plus, raphael miranda will be back with a check of the day's forecast. you're watching "today in new
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just closing in on the 8:00 hour. >> time to go across the street and find out what's coming up on "weekend today." >> i want in on the joke, but i have a feeling it's not something we can share outside of a commercial break. >> just general mirth. >> we actually have things we need to discuss later. remember? >> yes, we do. >> don't forget. >> we're working on closet organization. >> thank goodness. >> harry! >> clearly he's excited. just ahead on a sunday morning on "today," speaking of your closet, when you go in this morning, pull out an extra layer. you got to bundle up out there, and it's not just here in the northeast. the deep south, all the way on up to the middle of the country. another freezing day of weather. here's the good knew. dylan is going to tell us about a warmup. >> she better be right. looking at the crowded citi field last night, did you think,
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tracy morgan, "snl" last night. we'll have all the highlights of his hilarious return to the is the "snl" stage. >> and a heartwarming story about one of the nfl's biggest superstars. why j.j. watt says he always wants to make sure he's giving back. >> all that and more. >> thank you, harry and erica. appreciate it. >> all right. raph is here with a look at the weather. a cool start to the day. >> cool and crisp. look at the visibility. that's the one benefit of winter. fresh air, cold, but bright. there's a beautiful shot from atop the rock. you can see all the way to staten island and jersey city. everything is looking good this morning. temperatures in the 30s. we have mostly sunny skies. 20s north and west of town. that's where the coldest spots
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are. let's look at your windchill so you foe what you're expecting to feel as you step out the door. 38 in central park. feels like 26 in danbury. windchills in the 20s as you head north and west of town. 30 in long branch. you can see that freeze warning expanded to the city. bergen county, you get in on it. northern nassau and suffolk county. temperatures are expected to be even colder tonight into tomorrow for many of the suburbs just around new york city. as we've been saying, it was chilly last night, although the game was great, we're expecting another chilly and hopefully great game tonight. 8:07, cubs taking on the mets. 47 degrees first pitch. feels like 30s. that's what you need to dress if you're headed to the game. great weekend to check out the fall foliage north and west of town. fantastic color going on in the catskills.
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county, pike county, pennsylvania. not so much around the city and long island. still just developing the color. if you head north into upstate new york, into new hampshire, vermont, and also maine, peak conditions there expected. the weather is just delightful for a drive up to the country. here's a look at storm tracker. it's quiet. we have sunshine dominating already from fairfield county right down towards long branch. looking good out there. not feeling so hot. we're feeling very chilly, in fact. by 3:00 today, not much change here. windchill in the 30s and 40s at best today. around 9:00 tonight, windchills back into the 30s and 20s. monday, bus stop feels-like temperatures in the 20s throughout the tri-state. tomorrow morning will be the coldest of this cold snap. temperatures in the 20s in many suburbs north and west of town. freezing conditions basically everywhere except new york city. future tracker is also pretty quiet today. one or two pop-up showers. that's the most we can expect. otherwise, it's dry on this sunday. here's a look at the seven-day forecast.
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dry throughout the next seven days. maybe one or two hit-or-miss showers wednesday into thursday. otherwise, there's a warming trends. back to the 60s on tuesday. feeling great. sunny and above average temperatures on wednesday with a high of 70 degrees. you want to stay up to date with the news 4 new york app. tap the news 4 logo in the corner and scroll down. select the weather tab. you can see latest forecasts, interactive radar, and how to submit your own weather video. the news 4 new york app for iphone is available in the app store right now. coming up on "today in new york," sports anchor bruce beck joins us from citi field with some of the moments that made the mets' victory last night.
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well, you know what mets fans are waking up to, right? if they've gone to sleep. >> they're happy. >> they're real happy. and they're hoping for a repeat, of course. >> last night's win over the cubs puts the amazings one step closer to the pennant. bruce beck joins us from citi field with a look at the highlights. >> reporter: what a matchup in the nlcs. new york and chicago. the mets and the cubs. two of the hottest teams in baseball and two of the biggest surprises in 2015. the mets scored four runs off big-game pitcher jon lester of the cubs. the key insurance run provided by travis d'arnaud who makes it 3-1, new york. matt harvey was gutty and sensational, and he got out of a huge jam in the seventh by striking out back-to-back
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harvey, who was hit in the shoulder by a line drive, fired 7 2/3 strong innings, striking out nine. the mets draw first blood in the nlcs. 4-2, the final. >> he was very, very good. after he got hit with a line drive, you know what, he -- the next inning i thought he started out a little shaky, but then he still looked very, very good. he pitched a great game. >> if harvey wasn't pitching, would have looked a lot better. he was outstanding tonight. give him credit because he had about as good of command as you possibly can of all his pitches. the stuff is always good, but the command was outrageous tonight. therein lies the game. >> luckily i was able to throw for a strike when i needed to and keep them off balance. they hit a couple balls hard. luckily they were right at guys. really just tried to throw strikes, and the guys made all the plays behind me. they made it easy. >> it was electric.
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fans did an unbelievable job for us tonight. came out, was loud, intense. yeah, it was a lot of fun. >> reporter: matt harvey's grit, passion, and power proved too much for the cubs in game one. in game two tonight, it'll be noah syndergaard for the mets against jake arrieta, the hottest pitcher in baseball the second half of the season for the cubs. for the mets, one down, three to go in the nlcs. at citi field, i'm bruce beck for "today in new york." and if you're not heading out to the game tonight, it's the perfect weather to curl up with a book. >> bill's books is next.
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short story collections and the final installment of a trilogy following a family over a century. bill goldstein joins us with this week's top picks. good morning, bill. >> good morning. >> you have some interesting selections this morning. >> i wanted to bring in three short story collections for somewhat short attention spans. then jane smiley's latest novel, which is for long attention spans is, given it concludes a trilogy. >> short attention spans. you've come to the place, bill. >> bonnie jo campbell. this is not a writer i had been familiar with.
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this is a very dark but really beautiful collection. there are 16 stories here, largely told through the perspective of women, who are struggling with their lives in the midwest. bad relationships, economic circumstances. as i say, there's a very kind of dark lyricism, that leads to a hope. one of the stories is about a nurse who's tending to a very young patient. there's very strange things that happen in her world, including with animals and trees and nature. i just -- i fell in love with the intensity of these stories. and felt like the images really stayed with me and the beauty of the sentences, sentence by sentence, they sort of haunt you later. >> speaking of haunting, my dog, this new bride becomes obsessed with the idea her ex-boyfriend comes back in the form of a dog. >> i can't really explain it, but it carries through to your
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>> "the star of love and tech techno." >> such a great book. this writer is a brilliant writer. this is a collection of short stories by anthony marra, whose first novel i had not read but was acclaimed a couple years ago. this telling the story of russia, the soviet union, and then russia in the series of eight stories that take you from the 1930s into the present and even into the future. the story that begins the collection is about an artist who's censoring photos by doing photoshop. the way in which the ghosts of the past haunt the present and haunt his mind. that carries you through all of these stories until, as i say, we're in the future of the former soviet union. just brilliant. >> all right. your third back is by colin mccann. >> wrote "let the great world
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there's a novela called "13 ways of looking," then three other stories in the collection. "13 ways of looking" is about a judge on the last day of his life. if you loved "let the great world spin," you'll be familiar with the narrative colin mccann spins in this book, no pun intended. sorry. he's looking very intensely at one person's life and perspective in a way that sums up past, present, and future, really. then the number 13 figures in a beautifully structured way into that story and the three stories that are appended. there's just that beauty of structure that carries you through these wonderful stories. >> all right. and "golden age" by jane smiley. >> this is a trilogy called "the last hundred years." it began last fall with a book called "some luck," continued in the spring with "early warning," and this is the conclusion called "golden age." this is for long attention spans.
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each chapter of each book is one year if the life of the family. as you come to the third novel, you see that certain things recur. characteristics of the family as well as the changes within a family through circumstance, economic circumstance, the way the land holds this family together, the way they disperse over time, the way world war ii in one novel is the war at the heart of it and vietnam in the second novel. now here iraq. the way the lives change and yet the way there's this continuity. she's a masterful novelist. the characters come to life. you feel it as you end this thousand-page experience that you've really lived with this family and that this family lives in your head as we go to the future because it's gone from 1920 to 2019. >> do you need to read the two previous novels? >> i tried to figure that out as i was reading it. i think it's best if you begin at the beginning and come to the end, but i think if you read one of them, then you can go back
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it's almost like binge watching a television series. if you watch season two, you figure out from season one later, oh, these are the roots of the story. some of the characteristics of the characters will make more sense in order, but to reveal the past is partly what she's doing here. so you really could begin anywhere. if you can, begin at the beginning. >> thank you, bill. >> good to see you. you have a lot of reading to do. if you have a question for bill, just e-mail him at billsbooks@nbc billsbooks@nbcuni.com. you can find a list of this week's recommendations on our website. go to nbcnewyork.com/books. coming up next at 8:00, we'll have a check of the forecast, plus our top stories.
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now on "today in new york," a community coming together after a stray bullet leaves a 12-year-old girl in critical condition. plus, recalled air bags now ending up in new vehicles. the latest models that are now impacted. and mets fans rejoicing. the amazings lead the series after a big win at citi field. good morning. welcome to "today in new york" on this sunday morning. it's a mets morning. i'm pat battle. >> i'm gus rosen dale dale. it's a cold morning also. still in the 30s. raphael miranda tracking how long it's going to stay cold. >> it will take a few days to warm up. temperatures hovering in the 30s right now.
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30s in central park since april. it's been many months. a hot summer, a warm fall. now we're dealing with cold out there. chilly today but less breezy. also bright. we have a warmup coming our way day by day. you'll see that in the seven-day forecast coming up. right now a freeze warning in effect. all these counties shaded in purple. temperatures at or below freezing. the tender vegetation needs to be inside this morning if it can't take those temperatures below freezing. storm tracker shows a quiet picture. sunshine from the hamptons towards fire island and also down the jersey shore. looking great as we head into sunday midmorning. temperatures are chilly. 38 degrees is where we're staying right now with lots of sunshine. breezy throughout the day. not as windy as yesterday. temperatures are down. a high of only 51 degrees today. it feels more like 40s. we'll take a look at the seven-day forecast and that warmup coming your way in just a few. pat and gus, over to you. >> all right, raphael. thanks. and what a sweet victory on
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a really chilly night out in citi field. >> mets now lead the national league championship series heading into game two. everybody excited. sheldon dutes joining us from citi field with all the fan reaction. >> reporter: hey, pat and gus. good morning to both of you. yes, mets fans are excited. they are hopeful that the momentum will continue here in citi field tonight. the team is also getting a lot of support from a new generation of fans. some folks have jumped on the bandwagon, and younger fans who haven't seen the team play this well in a long time. a lot of folks excited for this championship series. and yes, it has been nine years since the mets have made it this far in the postseason. thousands of fans filled the stadium last night to cheer them on in game one of the nlcs against the cubs. now, so far the series has generated a lot of excitement and allure. believe it or not, tickets are already selling at world series prices with the average ticket costing more than $800. now, for fans who couldn't make
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it to the stadium, they gathered at sports bars across the city to watch the mets beat the cubs in game one. so many people are confident this will be the year that the mets go all the way to the world series. >> yes, we're going to game two. we're going to be here as long as we can. we got world series tickets already. >> hasn't been easy. it's been a struggle. it's been a long, long time. i think it's going to be the year to do it. >> reporter: and a lot of mets fans right now feel they are having mare their moment. so many of them feel they've been the underdogs. they are hoping and praying and crossing their fingers that the team can continue that momentum tonight. pat and gus, game two starts here at citi field at 8:07. that's the latest live here at citi field. i'm sheldon dutes, "today in new york." >> all right, sheldon. our thanks to you in flushing this morning. there's nothing wrong with a little friendly wager between the mayor of both cities. makes the series a little more interesting. on the line, we're talking pizza.
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the mets lose, he'll serve up a few slices from grimaldis along with a donation to a program to help kids. and if they win, rahm emanuel will send some brew. more than a thousand long island school bus drivers are ready to strike. those drivers and other workers at bowman acme have rejected that company's final offer for a contract. so union leaders are going to hold an emergency meeting today to talk about strike details.onehe bus drivers' walkout could leave 15,000 students in three dozen school districts stranded. drivers have been instructed not to go to work tomorrow. in new jersey, fire officials are trying to figure out what sparked a warehouse fire at a company that specializes in hardwoods. it was a massive fire at the u.s. mahogany corporation in aberdeen. while no injuries were reported, some nj transit trains had to be shut down. service quickly restored. at this point, no word on what
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essentially a big lumberyard. on long island, clergy members and city leaders are planning a community gathering today to address the stray bullet shooting of a young girl. 12-year-old dejah joyner was shot in the head by a bullet that pierced the window of her home late friday. she is in grave condition this moanrning. the shooter still on the loose. neighbors say they can't believe that this happened. >> a tragedy that's indescribable. it shouldn't happen to a person -- to anyone -- but it shouldn't happen to a person as nice as dejah. >> police are offering a $75,000 reward for any information that leads to an arrest. and the nypd has released this sketch of a man they say robbed a woman and then forced her to perform a sex act. investigators say he followed the victim into her building on thursday, pulled out a kitchen knife, and forced her to a fourth floor landing where he attacked her. the victim is said to be physically okay.
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the time is 8:05. mayor de blasio continues his tour of israel today. he's set to visit a holocaust history museum before speaking to an international mayor's conference. the mayor is in jerusalem on what he calls a three-day solidarity mission. yesterday he visited the hand in hand school where jewish and arab children take classes together. >> these are attacks on civilians. we aren't going to be able to get to peace until civilian life is respected. >> the trip comes just as violence has once again flared up in the region. israel reports about half a dozen stabbing attacks in the last week. in the last and now to decision 2016. the war of words between republican hopefuls donald trump and jeb bush. it's been reignited. as hillary clinton prepares for a challenge on capitol hill next
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challenger for the democratic nomination. nbc ice chris pallon has the story. >> reporter: republicans donald trump and jeb bush are at it again, taking aim at each other as they set their eyes on the gop nomination. trump implied to bloomberg news that bush's brother was responsible for the terrorist attacks. >> he was president, okay. blame him or don't blame him, he was president. the world trade center came down during his reign. >> reporter: it set off a twitter battle. even ben carson weighed in on the controversy. >> i think it's ridiculous to suggest that he's responsible for it. >> reporter: as the republicans fought amongst themselves, hillary clinton took her campaign to alabama. later this week, she testifies before the house select committee on benghazi. republicans have used the killing of four american officials there while clinton
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mission to wounds her campaign. >> there's more evidence today that he's looking really seriously at getting in. >> reporter: vice president watched his grandson play flag football saturday as supporters geared up for a possible run. former delaware senator ted kauffman writing, let's stay in touch. if he decides to run, we'll need each and every one of you yesterday. if biden runs, he faces a severe fundraising deficit compared with clinton and sanders and rapidly approaching deadlines to get on primary ballots in several key states. chris pallone, nbc news, new york. and for more on the campaign trail, join chuck todd for "meet the press" this morning. you'll hear from republican presidential candidate ted cruz in an exclusive interview. and catch "meet the press" here on news 4 following our 10:00 a.m. newscast. right now we want to get to a consumer alert. more cars being recalled because of the faulty air bags that in some cases have been deadly. in the u.s., the takata air bags
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prompted the recall of 19.2 million vehicles. now another 400 from 2015 are being recalled by general motors. gm says dealers are contacting owners to take care of the problems. the air bags can explode and fire shrapnel into drivers. they have been linked to eight deaths worldwide. in hawaii, two men have been seriously injured in separate shark attacks, both of them on the island of oahu. authorities say a shark attacked a 44-year-old man. kayakers had to paddle out to bring him to safety. and a shark bit a 32-year-old man in his foot. and right now, police in florida searching for a gunman who opened fire during zombie con. one person was shot and killed, another four were wounded. that shooting happened in ft. myers just before midnight. police hoping that because all those people were at that event, maybe somebody got photos or
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videos of the suspect. after the break, here on "today in new york" -- >> i'm back. it feels so good. >> a triumphant return for comedian tracy morgan as he hosted "saturday night live" alongside some familiar faces. plus, a twister caught on camera in california. an update on that wild weather out west. and we've got freeze warnings in effect this morning. temperatures in the 20s. the coldest is yet to come. we'll tell you when temperatures
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38 degrees is what you're waking up to on a sunday morning as we take a look at the belt. the air train right there. little bit of color on the trees. a lot more north of the city. a couple dramatic weather stories to fill you in on right now. want to take a look at this twister captured on cell phone video in southern california. it's called a land spout twister. it touched down just before 3:00 yesterday afternoon. a land spout is a tornado that is formed when intersecting winds converge without a thunderstorm. and that twitter comes after heavy rains pounded the area, leaving massive floods and mudslides. abandoned cars just left stuck in the mud. homeowners are trying to dig out. one of them said he's cleaned out his home 15 times but just can't get all the dirt out at this point. huge mess left behind there. >> wow. >> and here the weather headline is cool temperatures.
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>> it's been a while since we've had temperatures in the 30s. we've been so above average for so long over the past few months, it's a shock slipping outside and needing a jacket. we just haven't felt it. the heat is coming on in many homes around the city this morning probably that haven't had to turn it on. temperatures in the 30s. it gets even colder. today is a preview of what's to come tomorrow. but it is sunny and dry. it's going to be another beautiful day. if you like the fall weather, this is for you. sunshine, cool, jacket and sweater weather. 38 degrees outside right now. we have beautiful sunshine all around the tri-state. taking a look at temperatures in fairfield county. 30 in shelton at this hour. it's 28, even colder than that, in fairfield. 27 degrees in stanford. this is why we told you to take the plants inside. well below freezing. the coldest spots, west of town. 24 in sussex. these temperatures are warmer than what they will be tomorrow at this time. and for that reason, we have
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this is for monday morning. this is tomorrow. bergen county, rockland, southern westchester, suffolk counties. you need to take the plants in as well as we're expecting those freezing conditions to penetrate deeper into the tri-state by tomorrow. baseball forecast looks great. still chilly tonight for the cubs taking on the mets. feels like 30s. temperatures are in the 40s like yesterday. a little less windy. that's good news for you. you're heading out to the game. as gus mentioned, fall foliage peaking north of town deep into the hudson valley, the stev catskills, poconos. fantastic color. head north and west if you want to do that today. if you can get into the berkshires, looking great there. storm tracker shows very quiet right now. high pressure morning again. sunshine from the hudson valley through northwest new jersey. this is what it feels like later on today. we're looking at future
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feels-like temperatures. 3:00 p.m. as you're heading outside. feels like 30s and low 40s. still chilly throughout the afternoon even though sun is out. around 9:00 tonight if you're going out for dinner or to citi field, dress for 30s. that's what it feels like. then tomorrow morning, 8:00 a.m., heading to the bus stop it feels like 20s. even around new york city, feels like a frosty 29 degrees. we could even see frost. frost on the pumpkins. that's the time of the year it is. heading into monday afternoon, feeling a little better there. low 50s. we start to moderate hour by hour as we head into the afternoon. then it gets better day by day. for today, enjoying sunshine through the afternoon. one or two hit-or-miss showers a possibility. maybe even a flurry north and west of town. taking a look at the seven-day forecast, it gets warmer quickly. once we get to tuesday, back to 67 degrees. t-shirt time again on wednesday with a high of 70. we're keeping it dry. we need some rain. we have a draught. we're not going to get it, unfortunately. you can stay up to date with the dry seven-day forecast with the
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tap the news 4 logo in the corner, psychological scroll down, select the weather tab. the news 4 new york app for iphone is available in the app store right now. pat and gus, over to you. >> all right. thanks, raphael. it was a real homecoming for tracy morgan. he returned to his old funny self, at that place where he started, "saturday night live." >> and from his first joke as host, he actually made fun of his recovery from a car accident on the new jersey turnpike more than a year ago. >> thank you so much. no, i'm just playing. y'all thought for a minute that was real. people were wondering, can he speak, does he have 100% mental capacity? the truth s is, i never did. i might actually be a few points higher now. >> well, his "30 rock" cast members also reprised their roles in a skit about morgan's recovery. he also ended the show by thanking everyone.
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he was there with his wife and their little girl right by his side. >> and of course the fans loved seeing him back there. here's what they thought about the job he did hosting. >> i thought tracy was amazing. hilarious, great skits. it was like he never left. >> he was phenomenal. it was probably one of the best nights of my life. >> he did really great. it was good to see him back. >> meanwhile, the night also marked the return of "seinfeld" co-writer larry david to "snl." he played vermont senator larry san diegoers in sanders in a sketch about the democratic debate. no word if he'll return during the season. it was good stuff. >> can't get to hulu fast enough. coming up after the break, brands that give back. how to go pink this breast cancer awareness month.
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yes, i'm wearing a sash. it says survivor. it was given top me last night by some friends at the hub. i hosted their annual breast cancer event. october, of course, is breast cancer awareness month. a lot of brands and people are giving back. francesco shopped around to find the products going pink this month. he joins us here now. thank you so much for joining us. >> thank you. good morning. let's go pink. it's really cold out, and if you don't want to walk or run, you can shop at home, shop at the mall and give back. it's a wonderful thing.
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a lot of folks say, hey, where's my money going? at this wonderful event last night, it was a dance for cancers event. i got a gift bag with everything from socks to hair bands. everybody tries to capitalize, but some folks don't always give back. you're here to show us who does. >> there's plenty of brands that give back, plenty of companies. these are some of the few i've been introduced to. i'm learning along with the rest of the world what to trust, whatnot to what what not to trust. let's start over here with thrive cosmetics. this brand was just featured in "people" magazine, "women's health." got an lot of great press. it's a brand that gives back 365 days of the year. right now her bca is the two-pack eye liner duo. she names products after thrivers and survivors. this is the juliana and hoda. i think pat would make a nice name, hint, hunt. >> i've been trying to connect with her. she's lovely. we've been trying to connect into a good story. >> she's just amazing. the brand is amazing.
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i think it's something if you're putting on your makeup in the morning or here in the studio, some of the artists want to try it. it's a great way to do something good every day. speaking of every day, how about brushing those teeth. we do it all the time. >> hopefully several times a day. >> yes, including flossing. super smile will be donating 80% of their proceeds of their crystal pink toothbrush here in the front to share breast cancer charity during the month of october. i love this toothbrush. it's like a hug around your teeth. it's got beautiful angles. it's got beautiful bristles. it's just amazing. >> a hug around your teeth. >> it really is. it really is. >> it's pretty. >> it's rounded nylon. they're about $15. but 80% is going to a good cause. >> that's nice. >> absolutely. and then fashion. once again, something we use almost every day summer and winter. ovan, they're donating 25% of
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their proceeds to keep a breast. it's available exclusively right now on a kick starter campaign until 10/21. after that, go to ovanvision.com. they're beautiful. i've worn them. i may not go back to my regular eyewear. it's pretty cool. once again helping a great cause. jcpenney, let me tell you, these hoodies and sweatshirts here, they are -- let me just read my notes. $1 up to a maximum of $15,000 for every one of these purchases here of their hero inspired hoodies, jerseys. they also want you to round up. you can round up your purchase to the next dollar. it goes to the bca as well. my friends at lands end, they do some wonderful embroidering with their pink thread project. sheets, towels. i have a shirt here i'm going to flash america. you can monogram, do an iconic little something there.
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they have the nautical right there. >> the nautical theme. >> yeah, it's pretty good. their benefits are going to the breast cancer research funds. >> i love breast cancer research foundation. i've done a lot of work with them. terrific. >> ar kad ya park designs. i love a good pillow. >> who doesn't? >> katherine henry makes these beautiful silk pillows all made in america. she's donating, let's see here -- i need to wear prescription glasses. 50% of the sales from these go to the cancer research fund in new york. it's a great cause. they're a little on the higher end, but it's something you're going to use every day and see. it's absolutely -- they're just exquisite. and you got to have a good smell. the co-owner battled cancer herself. she's donating 100% of profits
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a big help to her. these brands are doing wonderful things. if you find something here you like, tweet me and i can give you more information. >> good idea. >> we got to do whatever we can. >> yes, we do. we cancer survivors certainly appreciate it. thank you. i will -- >> you're going to wear that. >> shop around. i'll wear my sash proudly and shop around. thank you. we're coming right back with your seven-day forecast.
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it's been warmer than normal last couple weeks, which makes today's weather all the more noticeable. >> shocking, yeah. temperatures in the 20s north and west of town. for your plants, it's really shocking. take them inside if they can't take the cold weather. 51 for your high for today. breezy but not as windy as yesterday. overnight tonight, that's the coldest. down to 36 in the city. 20s north and west of town. we're not going to freeze here in the five boroughs. even the immediate suburbs, northeast new jersey, nassau county, you're under a freeze warning for tomorrow. tomorrow afternoon, still chilly but bet we are a high of 53 and sunshine. less windy tomorrow. back to the 60s and 70s by the middle of the week. this chill is short lived. you can see that in the seven-day forecast. then we're back to more normalcy by next weekend. enjoy it while it lasts. >> just like a little reminder. it's coming. >> yeah, it is.
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