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i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm darlene rodriguez. storm team 4's chris cimino here with the forecast. >> good morning, michael and darlene. certainly cool in the mid 40s. nothing compared to yesterday morning's 20s and mid 30s. sayerville 4594 degrees. up towards the north and west doesn't drop off all that much. there's a fair amount of cloud cover. poughkeepsie, 48. they set a record low of 19 degrees. much milder start means a much milder finish, too. clouds giving way to a partly and sunny afternoon. 69 by noon. let's get the latest on the commute. >> overall the roads are in good shape with the exception of one area. we'll head over to suffolk county where we have the northern state parkway closed down from wolf hill road to deer park avenue. this is an investigation so it
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taking a closer look eastbound you'll be detoured off the road at wolf hill road and you'll get off at deer park ave.. we'll have more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. 5:00 a.m. right now. breaking news, a 4 alarm fire. this is what happened in chelsea on webs 17th street. "today in new york's" katherine creag is there. kat? >> reporter: residents describe it as an inferno. at this moment firefighters are trying to get it under control 100%. smoke can be smelled all the way in queens. we want to show you now video. within minutes of this fire breaking out here residents in the area tell us the fire broke out around 3:00 a.m. on the fourth floor and the flames engulfed the upper floors. at least three floors were burning. this is a low rise building, we
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are told under construction. online be we found this project. it will be known as the dorian/chelsea residents. we investigated and discovered the contractors filed applications for installing a sprinkler and stand pipe in mid august. that apartment case is under review. amounts are on the market for sale. now there's a massive fire and people describe what think saw. take a listen. >> just saw a black cloud and then five minutes later i saw all these flames cooling up from the bottom to the top and it was coming pretty heavy. >> everything was pitch black, the whole vicinity. >> reporter: as we take a live look, 221 west seventh street. all of the ladder trucks spraying water on the building. it is believed tho one has hurt.
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seventh avenue, only one lane is open right now. a lot of street closures on the side streets. a huge fire in chelsea. >> katherine creag in chelsea. thank you. following breaking news on long island in suffolk county. a very serious crash happening where the northern state parkway runs over wolf hill road. tracie strahan is here with that. >> reporter: darlene, we're working to confirm that this was all the work of a wrong way driver who struck a suffolk county police officer and another car. this was absolutely charred from a fiery crash. so far they're not giving up any info on the details of exactly how this happened. we're hearing that once that vehicle struck a suffolk county police car, that officer went in pursuit of it from the motor parkway onto the northern state and onto the ramp near wolf hill
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that vehicle reportedly crashed into another uninvolved vehicle and then into a tree area, tree lined area right a lodge the side of the road. now, again, we don't know how many people were injured in this or -- there's a bit of activity on the northern state parkway. >> tracie, thank you very much. 5:04. staten island, a 19-year-old is under arrest for last week's stabbing on the s-74 bus. he sent an unidentified bus rider to the hospital in critical condition. according to investigators, they had gotten into an argument over a seat. he faces attempted murder and weapons charges. a new jersey state senate committee wants to hear what you bus riders think about plans to possibly replace the port authority bus terminal. committee is going to hold two
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the ten year capital plan. one plan under consideration involves building a new bus terminal. it would be just a block away from where the port authority currently is. the port authority chose not to hold a vote on that proposal at the last meeting. they're going to meet on thursday. trying to come up with something. 5:04. time for weather and traffic heading over to chris cimino. >> big, big changes underway. temperatures a lot milder this morning than they were 24 hours ago. not as cold to start. a much milder afternoon with some sunshine returning as well. that southwest wind really gets gusty at times. it will keep pumping the warm air in our direction. our first forecast in the city at 49 degrees. not all that cold compared to yesterday's mid 30s. 51 at 8:00, 65 by noon and 66 degrees. high of 69 degrees.
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warmer temperatures to talk about. we'll get to that in a minute. let's talk about mass transit. plenty of bus detours, b 15, m 9, m 11, 101, 102 and 103. getting on the roads, watch out for road work in new jersey and paramus. two lanes shut down between 6:00 a.m. here's your commuter checklist. trains look good including sub waste and alternate side rules are in effect. 5:06 right now. former nba reality tv star lamar odom will now be treated in los angeles. e news reports odom was discharged from a los angeles hospital and will be transported. last week he was found unresponsive in a nevada brothel with multiple drugs in his condition. his condition is said to be improving but he is reportedly on dye ialysis because of kidney
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failure. an nypd officer is on the wrong side of the law for trying to steal a brooklyn house. first uncovered by our iteam. 45-year-old blanch o'neill was arrested of grand larceny. they say that o'neill claimed someone was illegally trying to transfer her home on vernon avenue in bedford styverson. investigators say it was o'neill who was the thief. >> she, in fact, committed the forgery and forged the documents and submitted the documents and transferred the property into her name. >> prosecutors seau kneel also faces one count of perjury for lying about owning that home. she has pleaded not guilty to all those charges. a tentative deal has been reached that averts a school bus driver strike on long island. a new contract still needs to be ratified by union members. that vote is expected later this week. bowman operates buses in dozens
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of school districts in nassau and suffolk counties. in this morning's money report, oprah winfrey showing once again she has the might das touch. oprah bought a 10% steak in weight watchers. company's stock immediately doubled so one day she made $50 million in stock. it's paper. paper money. but you also sit on the weight watchers board of directors and she's going to promote the diet plan through a five-year deal. the mets can get one step closer to the world series tonight. game three of the national league championship series. news 4's bruise beck is in chicago with the team. >> reporter: the nlcs has moved to chicago. we picked up 20 degrees in the not so windy city. jacob degrom gets the basketball this evening for the mets in game three against the cubs at wrigley field. yesterday the mets went through a light workout under the watchful eyes and big smile of
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terry collins who has pushed the right buttons so far in every game of the playoffs. it helps when you can call upon degrom who has been brilliant so far in two games postseason. >> we have a lot of confidence. we matched up well against two great pitchers. we have a chance to take a 3-0 lead. >> the cubs play very well here. we haven't won a game in two years. we understand it will be a different atmosphere. i don't think you get caught up in anything except trying to do anything that you do best, play the game right. >> reporter: i caught up with one chicago native to find out what it's really like to be a cubs fan. >> we always think they're going to win but when adversity strikes we just said, it's over. it's over. you know, i'm not giving up. i mean, i figured i've got a couple more years to go and we've got to win it. i know it's 107 years. like kerry said, everybody has a bad century. you know what i'm saying?
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>> reporter: i feel bad for that guy and for what all cubs fans have endured, but i hope the losing streak goes to 108 years. in chicago, i'm bruce beck. for "today in new york." michael and darlene, that's why they call the cubs loveable losers. >> oh. i feel bad now. >> i know. >> this is a nice man. >> when adversity strikes, we say that's it, it's over. >> done. >> all right. it's 5:10. just ahead. trump on top. what brand-new numbers reveal about the race for president. plus, one man making a private matter public while he's turning to the street in search for help. plus weather and traffic on
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it's 5:13. here err four things to know this morning. firefighters have their hands full with a fire on west 17th
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"today in new york's" katherine creag is on the scene talking with witnesses and firefighters. an update in minutes. police release this sketch of a man who they say tried to sexually assault a woman in a bathroom in union square. the woman struggled with the suspect. he ran off. a tentative deal has been reached that averts a school bus driver strike on long island. the new contract offer to bowman company and drivers that will be voted on later this week. to celebrate 65 years in business junior's cheesecake is offering 65 cent slices at their location. they're in downtown brooklyn. i had some junior's a couple of weeks ago. i want to say it was a okay. >> it's still good. >> very good. >> so good. 5:14. nothing like a new york style cheesecake that weighs about 18 pounds. >> right. >> a slice. >> per square inch. >> per slice. nothing like it. >> good stuff though, indeed. today good stuff weather wise heading in.
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we turn th corner on the unseasonably cold. the warmup begins this afternoon. minimal shower threat this afternoon. maybe a sprinkle thursday late, that's about it. it does cool down by the end of the week and into the start of the weekend. not as cold as this latch st batch of air. out across the island we see a lot of upper 40s from baiting hollow to east port. down the new jersey shore in the 40s. upper 40 seaside park. tom's river. east brunswick at 43. parsippany at 43. 38 in sloatsburg. 38 in sloatsburg is not as cold as yesterday morning, that was 24, 25 there. cold front sitting to the north. notice where it's moving, more west to east. not dropping south. high pressure that's blocking it from moving towards us.
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patchy clouds, but we'll break out into sunshine this morning and afternoon. patchy clouds early. milder afternoon. southwest breeze will be fairly busy. sending temperatures into the upper 60s. only dropping to 54 in the city. 40s in most of the suburbs. no 30s expected. tomorrow the warmth returns. the temperatures keep rising. southwest wind continues, 72 the expected high temperature. in chicago if you're curious about wrigley field weather, incredibly mild. 65 degrees. first pitch temperature anticipated. low 70s this afternoon. low 70s on thursday with more clouds in the offing. maybe a passing sprinkle or two as that front finally does push onto the south of us. eventually northwest wind brings back in the cooler air. we look for temperatures on friday only back into the upper 50s as the temperature slips down a little. the weekend planner, not too bad, 60 on saturday and mid 60s with more clouds and spotty
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for today, upper 60s, in the low 70s wednesday and thursday. just a spritz possible thursday. friday cooling down to the upper 50s. 60s saturday and passing shower monday. temperatures again near 60 degrees. lauren scala, 5:17. what's the latest on the commute? >> we have a couple of trouble spots out there for you. head over to long island where the northern state parkway remains closed with an accident investigation near wolf hill road and deer park avenue. this is not a frozen picture right here. there's nothing getting through. so what's going to happen to you if you do travel this way, you're going to get diverted off the roads. eastbound will get diverted off west hill road and eastbound off wolf hill road. head to the l.i.e. and avoid this altogether. let's head over to other problems. we do have an accident out there on the new york state through way northbound by exit 15a. not causing a delay yet.
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spring brook southbound out after jack on avenue there's an accident on the shoulder. we'll take a live look outside at the in bound george washington bridge. things moving along nicely. very quiet at all hudson river crossings. more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. thank you, lauren. 5:17. decision 2016 shows donald trump is in control on the republican side of the race for president. another candidate is on his heels. nbc's tracie potts is in washington. good morning, tracie. >> reporter: hi, darlene, good morning. that's ben carson. they are both now asking for secret service protection. if you take a look at our nbc wall street journal poll. take a look at our numbers. you can see why. our new poll shows 25% of likely republican primary voters favor donald trump. >> i mean, number one, can you believe it? yeah, we're doing great. >> i love his bluntness. he tells it like it is.
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>> reporter: his numbers up from last month. >> trump's ceiling is limitless. >> thank you. >> reporter: ben carson up, too, now in a statistical tie with trump. >> time for us to bring god back to our country. >> reporter: carson has the most support when you combine first and second choices and he's far ahead of candidates republicans could see themselves supporting. >> we can't have another four years like the last eight. >> carly fiorina slipped four points this month. >> i will not falter and i will not shrink from this fight. >> reporter: analysts say she failed to keep the momentum. let's talk about new jersey governor chris christie is at 1% in our latest poll. that seems low, perhaps, but it's better than seven other republican candidates who didn't even register 1%, including george pataki. >> wow. okay. tracie potts in washington. tracie, thank you. 5:19 now. there's a big change coming to canada's government.
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it's also a throw back to the past. last night justin trudeau's liberal party won a clear majority. that means he will become the next prime minister just like his famous late father, pierre trudeau. he ended steven harper's decade as premiere of canada. a staten island man has taken an unusual approach to seek help with his divorce. he's offering free electrical work in exchange of the services of an attorney. he's a licensed electrician who spent the last two and a half year involved in an ugly divorce. legal fees have cost him $100,000 and now he's out of money. >> i have this. i always had this. i know how to do electrical work. i figure there has to be an attorney somewhere that just purchased a home that could use my services. >> he says he's already heard from three attorneys and plans to meet with one of them this
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week. resourceful way to try to barter services. >> get it done. famous musician taking a turn teaching college students at nyu. later at 5:00. see the moment a training mission turned into a real rescue. follow the "today in new york" team on facebook and
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5:23 right now. daniel craig making a news that can leave people shaken and stirred. he will star in shakespeare's "othell "othello." there's another actor who will play iago. >> we were such shakespearean people. >> nyu's tisch school of the arts is about to get happy. it has named pharrell williams as its artist in residence for 2015. it will start on october 26th with a town hall style sitdown about his career. williams says he is honored and excited and looks forward to spending time with tisch students. his song "happy" was the number one single last year. he is so multi-talented. it's so not about the one song or even the songs that you see him performing because he produces so many other huge hits.
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tisch is such a competitive school to get into. >> as an nyu grad that comes from a higher rated school -- >> i'm glad you selected pharrell williams. >> that was a nice choice. >> good choice. >> the students had the opportunity to meet with him and said what a great guy he is. he is as he appears which is nice to hear. not only talented but a good guy too. unlike some of us -- just kidding. speaking about myself. looking at high temperature this afternoon, much milder than it's been into the upper 60s. clouds and partly to mostly sunny. milder and get to 53. big difference. the low tonight will be higher than the high was yesterday. you do the math. clear skies, 54 in the city, 40s in the suburbs. tomorrow and thursday, nice break. enjoy it. >> it is a nice break. >> i'm happy to have it. >> we have problems on the northern state parkway. we've been talking about the accident investigation. going to show you a live look at the roadway where you will see
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cars being diverted off of there. eastbound traffic diverted at wolf hill road. westbound over at deer park avenue. the lie would be your best option this morning to avoid this. then we'll take a quick look at your commuter checklist. trains look good. includes your subways. nice ride on the rails. it's 5:25. just ahead, what we learned at the first day of the so-called "good fellas" trial. >> plus, a rugby player ends up behind bars. what police say he told two women. >> reporter: i'm katherine creag live in chelsea, the scene of a massive fire. we have new information that this building is in danger of collapsing. we'll have the latest on the breaking story coming up. if you're heading out the door, take us with you. keep watching "today in new york." download the news 4 app on your
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following two breaking news stories right now. a manhattan building destroyed by flames. now in danger of collapsing. firefighters are telling neighbors to get out of their homes. also breaking news on long island. police have just released new information about a deadly wreck there. and a robbery spree.
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a manhunt this morning for sus a suspect terrifying people in manhattan. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everyone. it is tuesday morning, october 20th. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> michael gargiulo. chris cimino here with the forecast. different morning. we welcome it, chris. >> in a big way. starting out in the city at 50 degrees in city island. 47 murray hill. out across long island generally close to 50 from islip to farming dale. yesterday morning in the low 20s, in some cases even teens. seeing 40s this morning. monticello, 36. that's normal for this time of year. we expect above-normal temperatures. mostly sunny for the afternoon. breezy, 69 at noon. forecasts 69 degrees. 5:30, let's find out if the commute is treating us okay. lauren? >> we have a couple of problems starting with the northern state parkway. shuts down the road.
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it's out between wolf hill road and deer park avenue. traffic is being diverted off the road eastbound lanes are getting off at wolf hill road westbound off at deer park avenue. best bet to head to the long island expressway instead. that is free and clear in this area. just a little congested on the ramp there. then heading over to the spring brook parkway, we have two accidents southbound between jackson avenue and tuckaho roads. 5:31 right now. breaking news that we're following in manhattan, a four alarm fire. take a look at these flames. they erupted hours ago. firefighters still trying to get that under control. this is all happening in chelsea on 17th street between 7th and 8th avenues. we just got word now that there are concerns that the building could collapse. today in new york's katherine creag is there. kat, what is the latest? >> indeed, darlene. we just talked with the fire chief minutes ago. he said the building where the fire started, it is in danger of collapsing. it doesn't look like there's
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that much smoke coming out of it. the firefighters have it under control. it is in danger of collapsing that's why a residential building and apartment building across the street is being evacuated at this very moment. we want to show you video for people in the area of what this fire looked like in the moment after the fire broke out. residents tell us that the fire started at 3:00 a.m. on the fourth floor and the flames engulfed the upper floors. at least three floors were burning. this is a low rise building. it's a building that will be known as the dorian chelsea residences. multi-million dollar apartments. the contractors filed applications for installing a sprinkler system in mid august. the application is under review. this is a huge fire. people described what they saw. take a listen. >> i was coming around the corner because i smelled the smoke. when i came around the corner big flames were coming from on top of the building everywhere.
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that stuff but i was a little nervous. kind of crazy. >> reporter: and it is believed no one was hurt. darlene, around here so many school closures, seventh avenue still closed off, only one lane. the side streets are closed as well. back to you, darlene. >> kat, before you go, we've been investigating this building. we found there are some active violations right now. what can you tell us about that? >> right. from what we heard from the department of buildings, there are violations when it comes to the elevator system. residents have been telling us that for months they've seen construction work here, they've seen workers around this area, that the scaffolding in the area, active violations on the buildings for the elevator system. there are apartments on the market right now for sale, at least two of them in this building. at this point obviously the construction project unknown exactly where it will go from now because of this massive fire. back to you, darlene. >> katherine creag, thank you. breaking news on long island
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in suffolk county. just received new information on the crash on the northern state parkway. "today in new york's" tracie strahan is there. tracie? >> reporter: michael, i've been on the phone with suffolk county police all morning long. they now confirmed to me two people were killed, the result of a head-on crash and a wrong way driver. all of this happening on the northern state parkway about three hours ago. we have video of one of the cars in question involved in all of this. it's absolutely charred. it's said to be a fiery wreck around 2:38 this morning. now they say that vehicle struck a suffolk county police car and during the chase then hit another vehicle going towards the northern state parkway on the ramp towards wolf hill road. it's unconfirmed if the driver in that vehicle is the other confirmed fatality. again, two people confirmed dead, the result of a wrong way driver on the northern state parkway. you see the lights flashing, michael, behind me.
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this is the entrance to the northern state. lauren's been saying in traffic, a lot of police activity and no estimate on when the road will be reopened. back to you. >> drivers have to make other plans. get lauren on that. thanks so much, tracy. 5:34. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. check in with chris cimino. >> good morning, guys. temperatures in some cases almost 20 degrees warmer than they were yesterday morning at this time. in the city we're about almost 50 dye grease warmer than we were. patchy morning clouds out there especially city on north and west. not as cold to start. much milder afternoon. the southwest wind getting gustier. that is the warm wind direction. 49 now. not so cold even in the suburbs. 65 by noon. upper 60s by 3:00. high temperature by 69 degrees. rest of the seven day forecast just ahead. talk about the trouble spots, here's lauren scala. >> thanks, chris. good morning. we have some other trouble spots in addition to the northern
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out by 15a in the sloatsburg area. we have road work causing delays there. there's an accident in the northbound lane. more of a delay because of the construction and accident. i'll continue to keep you posted on that. heading over to the buses, a couple of detours, b 15, m 9, m 11, 101, 102, 103. major commuter lines and subways moving on or close to schedule. alternate side parking rules in effect today. lauren, thanks. 5:36. happening now, police looking for an armed robber who's already struck twice in manhattan. surveillance video shows him after he pistol whipped a woman and stole her purse inside a west village apartment building saturday morning. it happened justen minutes after he allegedly robbed a man at gun point in greenwich village. police believe he got away in a light gray suv. this morning an australian rugby player threatened two women on the upper west side is out on bail.
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he posted this video online before his arrest friday morning. police say he followed two women into a building on 76th street on west end avenue. he apparently threatened them and then got into a fight with another man. he is fired from his team. reputed gangster is on trial. testimony continues today in the trial of 80-year-old vincent assaro. prosecutors say he planned the 1978 lufthansa robbery. they used inside information from crooked airport workers. >> the robbery itself was a rather astounding accomplishment. i hate to give credit to the criminals but it was so well planned, so well carried out. >> assaro's defense team says
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they rely on untrustworthy mobsters for the prosecution. gun control laws are unconstitutional. they were passed in the wake of connecticut's new town shooting. the court, however, struck down two minor restrictions in new york and connecticut's laws. >> the medical examiner says the death of a long island death of a doctor in a vestibule was an accident. 38-year-old kirsten siveny died of acute alcohol intoxication. the dermatologist was found in the doorway of a building. the wife and mother of three had been using cocaine there in an apartment with a boyfriend and another man. the fbi is looking into reports that america's top spy is the latest target of a hacker. a high school student claims he broke into cia director john brennan's e-mails. he says he also hacked into homeland security jay johnson's account. these were personal accounts.
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not official government e-mails. we're told no secret documents were stolen. happening today, the mets look to take a commanding lead in the national league championship series. they will take on the cubs tonight. the mets lead the series 2 games to none. they will have jacob degrom on the mound. he's excited for the opportunity to get his team to the world series. >> i think we have a lot of confidence going into this game. we matched up well against two great pitchers and now we've got a chance to take a lead. >> we haven't won a game here in two years. we understand that, you know, it's going to be certainly a different atmosphere. >> you can expect players to be a bit warmer. temperatures for the first pitch expected to be around 65. >> wow. >> tonight's game three starts at 8:00. those of us here think of chicago, we don't think of their temperatures being milder than >> they were playing with the ski masks here. it will be different.
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coming up, they are classics. the hollywood memorabilia that's hitting the auction block. plus, right place, right time. the training mission that turned into a real rescue. >> some changes on the way. weather and traffic on the 4ed coming up.
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in bound lanes getting busy now. amazing story here. a training mission turned into real life rescue mission all caught on video. young boy spotted struggling in a river. during this exercise going on. outside of san antonio. these responders jumped in to save him from the strong currents. they were able to grab the boy and get him to shore. his parents were waiting. he had been riding in an intertube. it went underwater and he became separated from it. that exercise went into the real thing. >> love being able to report
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5:43. looking at the temperatures today because it feels a lot better because we were concerned yesterday yesterday. >> why were you concerned? >> because we thought we missed fall. >> we had temperatures in teens in different parts of the area. a little premature winter, if you will. we're back to nicer stuff and fall weather. pretty good stretch over the next two and three days. ice, schmice. sky is mostly cloudy. keeping the temperatures up in the suburb. let the warmup begin today. minimal shower threat the rest of the week. maybe a sprinkle or two around. it cools down again by the end of this week. but mild temperatures. forecasting of 69 degrees.
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47 in greenwich, 42 in reading. most of fairfield county 50. west hampton 53. northwest new jersey lower 40s. couple of chillier spots. there's your front up to the north. is it dropping south? no. high pressure is blocking it. that's good news. that means we stay on the warm side of things. we have some patchy cloud cover overhead here. you can see the breaks off to the west. we do anticipate breaking out to partly to cloudy sky. this is 2:00 in the afternoon. you can see where the thicker clouds are to the north. ulster and duchess county there. the cloud line and front stays to the north of us. eventually it does make a sag to us we think later thursday. before that point we'll still be in the 70s thursday afternoon. notice a couple of sprinkles on thursday. not very impressive of this
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behind it eventually it does turn chillier. patchy clouds early, milder afternoon. high in the upper 60s. tonight 54 in mid town, 40 in the burbs. tomorrow warmer yet. looking at a high of 72 degrees. seven day forecast continues that. cool down by friday. back to 59. 60 on saturday. sun and clouds, maybe a shower on sunday at 65. let's get back over to lauren scala. how's the commute rolling on? >> it's rolling on nicely for the most part. we have this accident investigation still out there on the northern state parkway. tracie strahan is also keeping us updated on this. the northern state remains closed in both directions between wolf hill road and deer park avenue. you can see traffic being diverted off the road. eastbound off at wolf hill, westbound at deer park avenue. of course deer park avenue northbound at the northern state is also shut down. you cannot get onto the roadway. your best bet would be to head to the l.i.e. and avoid this altogether. heading over to paramus, we still have construction on route
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17 in both directions between century road and midland avenue. that shuts down two lanes and will be out there for 15 more minutes. then heading up to the new york state through way northbound an accident by exit 15a. that's not causing the delay. it's the construction that blocks the right lane. you can see a bit of a slow ride through here. the gowanus expressway, no zejts accidents to report on. we'll have more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. 5:47 now. this morning double amputee olympic runner oscar pistorius is out of the south africa prison. he was secretly cree leased late last night, that's a full day early. pistorius will be under house arrest with his uncle in pretoria. tomorrow marks one year since he was sentenced to five years in prison in the shooting death of
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pistorius is found guilty of culpable homicide. they want to seek a murder conviction. an upstate teen is out of the hospital and set to testify about a deadly church beating. new hartford police say deborah and bruce leonard beat their 19-year-old son lucas to death because he talked about quitting the word of life church. a half sister and three other church members also face charges. 17-year-old christopher leonard survived the assault and is expected to testify in a preliminary hearing tomorrow. a street in queens is named for an nypd officer killed in the line of duty 40 years ago. it's now co-named patrolman phillip cardillo way. he died in 1972 after being ambushed at a harlem mosque and shot with his own gun. his death is the only unsolved police killing in modern nypd history. on long island a victim of a
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car thief is facing charges this morning. police say the bay shore woman left her infant niece in a running car while she went into a subway sandwich shop yesterday. the thief jumped in with 4-month-old inside. they found the car with the engine running and the baby safe and sound. >> the best. he was patient. found her. >> well, gail solomon is now charged with child endanger meant. congress is going to hold hearings on those daily fantasy sports websites such as draft kings and fan dual. they found there was no wrongdoing by an employee who won $350,000 on rival fan dual. the former u.s. attorney is the lead investigator. it was impossible for the
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employee to use inside information to win that contest. it was an ugly night for the giants who were down in philadelphia taking on the eagles. eli manning and company marched down the field on their opening drive and capped it off with a touchdown to odell beckham jr., but it was all downhill after that. eli threw two interceptions including this one by nolan carroll for a touchdown that put the eagles up for good. philadelphia wins it 27-7. >> i thought our first drive was as good a drive as we've had. that really excited me for the rest of the day. and from that point on there wasn't a whole lot to get excited about. >> the giants do take on dallas this sunday. a homecoming king in pennsylvania is making a lot of people smile now that his big win has gone viral. >> there he is! all right. that's 18-year-old nick mcgee
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racing around the football field after he was named homecoming king outside of philadelphia. nick and the school's homecoming queen, they both have down's syndrome. they are among the most popular students at the school. as you can see, they got a great reaction from the crowd. isn't that fabulous? >> that's fabulous. he's thrilled. great kids at school as well to support each other. 5:51. just ahead, thrill seekers set a world record you really have to see. it turns out the force is strong enough to take down websites. >> don't forget to follow us on facebook and twitter, michaelg4ny, darlene4ny.
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these thrill seekers in california plunge into the record books. i think this is amazing. >> wow. >> these are people wearing -- 61 of them, wearing those wing suits like rocky and bull winkle used to wear them. sky divers from 11 countries set a new world record -- that was a cartoon, of course -- for the largest ariel formation. the previous record was 42 sky divers. just amazing they can fly like that. >> yeah, the choreography is like that. >> 5:54.
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a champ. sylvester stallone is putting props and costumes from "rocky" and "rambo," the movies, up for auction. >> what? >> yes. there's a preview in new york city. the auction is in l.a. on the november 18th. it could bring in $6 million for military and veterans charities. i want you in the gray sweatpants that he was wearing when he marched through the streets of philadelphia and went up the steps. >> the tie and the shoelace when nick was making him dance around. >> i'm coming, mic. >> i want you dressed as mic. >> apollo chris. >> i'm not even close. i think one of his arms is about three of my legs. it was a great movie. >> oh, yeah. >> great weather heading our way if you like warmer stuff. if you like the cold that we had, i don't think too many
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it's going to get better. upper 60s. clouds early. breezy at times. tonight 54 the low in the city and temperatures in the 40s in most of the suburbs. i think we see a 70 or better tomorrow and thursday. >> wow. >> this is a trend for at least a few days. >> thank you. well, we have a couple of trouble spots out there on the roads. we have a disabled truck right now if you're heading on route 80. opposite way things moving nicely headed towards the george washington bridge. a live look outside at long island expressway. you can see smooth sailing here. we still have the northern state parkway shut down between deer park road and wolf hill road. it's clear the l.i.e. is the way to go until the road reopens. thank you. it's 5:56. "star wars" fans came out in force to buy tickets for the new movie.
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>> nothing will stand in our way. i will finish what you started. >> yes. the new trailer for "the force awakens" was unveiled. tickets also went on sale. because of the demand fandango and other websites crashed. it's $5.5 million views. "star wars" is a generational thing. i know my father loved it. i loved it. my son loves "star wars" movie. i think it's great. i'm excited. >> i'm excited too. >> i'm going dressed as chewbacca. >> i have that costume. >> is apple music, is it a hit or a miss? it's a big thing and more than 50 million people are using that music streaming service, but how many are actually paying for it. also at 6:00 a.m., an update on that breaking news we are following in manhattan. a massive fire up to a fifth alarm. katherine creag will be live
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if you're about to head out the door, take us with you and keep watching. we'll be back in two minutes.
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breaking news. massive flames engulf a building and leaving people on the street and several streets closed. breaking on long island, a wrong way crash on the northern state parkway leaves at least two people dead. plus, new poll numbers just in. the race for the white house. we'll tell you which candidate got the biggest bounce from the democratic debate. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everyone. it's tuesday morning. it is october 20th. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. chris, we have a bounce in the weather. >> good bounce for the temperatures well to the north of us. you were down in the 20s yesterday morning.
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places like rhinebeck, 42. long branch, 45. patchy cloud cover out there early. the day will not dawn necessarily all that bright. start out in the 40s and 50s. mid 60s by noon with more sunshine. forecasting high of 69 degrees. almost 6:01 straight up. here's lauren with the commute. >> thanks, chris. the biggest problem remains in northern state parkway shut down in both directions between wolf hill road and deer park avenue. traffic is being diverted off the road. eastbound at wolf hill, westbound deer park avenue. to avoid this head to the l.i.e. moving along nicely in that area as well as throughout long island. the holland tunnel, things moving nicely there as well. a five minute wait into the tolls. same over at the lincoln. no wait at the george washington bridge. still in for a nice ride. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. 6:01. right now we have breaking news
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in manhattan that we're following. a huge fire has gutted a building on west 17th street. the fire was just upgraded to a fifth alarm. "today in new york's" katherine creag is on the scene. kat. >> reporter: darlene, we've been telling you, the building where the fire started, it is in danger of collapse. that is why all of the surrounding buildings are being evacuated at the moment, a safety problem. a nearby restaurant opened doors to let residents sit and stay warm. we wanted to show you video of what this fire looked like when it started. 3:00 a.m. an evacuee said she could see the flames from her window. it traveled from the fourth floor to the upper floors. at least three floors went up in flames. this building, it is under construction. it's vacant. online we found the project known as the dorion chelsea residences. multi-million dollar residences.
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installing a sprinkler and stand pipe. that application under review. we talked with an ee vehicle kau we who said it was a mad dash trying to get out of her apartment. take a listen. >> they just said evacuate. we could see the flames all night long from like 3:00 a.m. to this morning. seemed like it was under control. >> reporter: then that woman we talked with and their group, two other adults, two little kids, two dogs, they have a ped t bird. we talked to another woman who grabbed her important documents. it's not just this fire that's affecting other people. all of these residences around here evacuating because of the danger of this building -- the fire building collapsing. back to you, darlene. >> katherine creag. thank you. we're following breaking news in suffolk county in a wrong way crash that left two people dead. happening on northern state parkway on wolf hill road.
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station with the very latest on this. tracie? >> reporter: michael, police confirmed to us over the phone that this was a head-on collision and witnesses say it was a fiery one. so much so that activity on the northern state parkway in both directions shut down indefinitely as the investigation into how this all started continues. let's show you video now of one of the cars involved in this wrong way crash around 2:38 this morning. it was absolutely charred from what you can see there. now we're working to confirm reports that that vehicle actually struck a suffolk county police car and then during a chase headed the wrong way from the motor parkway onto the northern state and near the ramp of wolf hill road. we're trying to, again, confirm reports not only that that driver was killed but a driver and another vehicle that wasn't involved in any of this was killed as well. that is what we are hearing so far. awaiting michael for an update from suffolk county police. you can see the lights over my shoulder. this entrance to the northern state parkway absolutely shut down.
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it's certainly not the only one. lauren has been talking all morning about detours in this area or just avoid it altogether. back to you. >> all right. tracie, thank you very much. we'll keep following the breaking stories throughout the morning. remember, for updates any time head to nbc new york at any time. it's 6:04. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. check in with chris cimino. we appreciate the temperatures being milder. >> temperatures starting out well into the 40s. we have clouds out there, too, early on. not as cold to start means a milder finish. with the sun breaking out this afternoon we're talking getting well into the 60s. southwest wind getting gusty at times. now in central park we are at 49 degrees. sky is mostly cloudy. we do anticipate seeing clouds break up with breaks of sunshine. by noontime 65. breezy. 3:00, 68. forecasting high temperature of 69 degrees. we're looking at readings
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getting into the 70s. the middle of the week we'll talk more about that. latest on the commute. here's lauren. if you're getting on be the buses, a few detours. i did run in. we have detours on the b 15, m 9, m 11, m 101, 102 and 103. we have an accident on the spring brook parkway after jackson avenue. earlier there were two out there. one cleared and one is still left. take note of that. trains, everything looks good. major commuter lines and subways included. we'll have your next weather and traffic updates on the 4s. we want to get to breaking news right now. crews are on the scene in lodi in bergen county. ky symington is above the scene. >> reporter: the fire broke out in the two story home you see in lodi, new jersey. this is a three alarm fire.
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fire is just about out. firefighters have made some significant progress. the fire broke out at that home over to the left-hand portion of the scene. it also spread to looks like a three-story apartment house next door and some significant damage both to that home and the top floor of that apartment house. no injuries have been reported. we'll continue to keep you updated. live in chopper 4, ky symington. back to you. new this morning, vectors have a sketch, surveillance photos. they want you to see an attempted rape in union square park. here's the man police are searching for. we told you yesterday on "today in new york", he sexually attacked a 63-year-old woman. she bit him on his left hand. after that he took off. a tentative deal has been reached that diverts a bus strike. the deal needs to be ratified by union members. that vote is expected later this week.
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bowman operates dozens in districts in nassau counties serving as many as 15,000 students. 6:08. brand-new numbers in this morning in the democratic race for president. the numbers have people talking. we learned hillary clinton is widening her lead. this is according to the new nbc news wall street journal poll. vice president joe biden decides not to run, clinton's lead soars to 58% on the democratic side. in the republican race, donald trump with his highest standing yet, 25% support. 22%. he's gaining ground. senator marco rubio is the closest competitor. he has 13%. once again, this is from a new nbc news wall street journal poll. the "today" show is going to have a full breakdown of these latest developments from the campaign trail.
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what's happening with joe biden and when might that happen. that's all ahead at 7:00 a.m. 6:08. right now federal agents are investigating reports that a teenager hacked into the cia director's personal e-mails. not only was john brennan's aol account set to be compromised, so was homeland secury jay johnson's comcast account. it appears the hacker did not get any top secret information but a list of cia employees and the list of e-mail addresses was taken. in cnbc money report, we're getting a picture of how the new apple music is reporting. landon dowdy has the report. a lot of people want to see if apple can replace the established services. >> good morning. first apple music subscriber numbers coming in. ceo tim cook telling us there are 6.5 million customers.
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as of early june rival spotify had 20 million paying customers. amazon expecting to hire 10,000 more employees. it's creating 100 jobs for the holiday season. that's in addition to 25,000 full-time positions. michael and darlene, amazon has several distribution centers in the tristate area. >> thank you. 6:10 now. coming up next, a new update on the health of lamar odom. why the former nba star has left that hospital in las vegas. later, it's new jersey's gas tax proposal. are people there willing to pay more to fill the tanks? plus, your weather and traffic on the 4s is coming up.
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6:13 right now. here are four things to know right now this morning. we are following breaking news in chelsea. a five-alarm fire has destroyed a building on west 17th street. at least one nearby building has been' vehicle kuwaited due to the heavy smoke. lauren will have an update on how this accident is impacting traffic coming up in a moment. the mets take on the cubs tonight in chicago in game three of the national league championship series. the mets won the first two games of the series. and today to celebrate 65 years in business junior's cheesecake, they're offering 65 cent slices at their location in downtown brooklyn. chris, what darlene said is she likes a solid piece of cheesecake. the junior's thing has some -- >> density. >> people would say it's heavy in the hands. >> so heavy hat hand.
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that's a slice. cheesecake -- >> oh. >> you need help. >> i've seen people deal with that. i don't know how they do it. >> it's delicious. >> each forkful feels like a meal to me. it's good stuff. absolutely. coming up. weather wise as well. the warmup will begin today. minimal shower threat on thursday. that's about it. sprinkle, light shower. it will cool down again by the end of the week leading into the start of the weekend. we're at 51 in mid town. 49 in howard beach. breezy point, 49. oyster bay is 47. north and west, places like montclair, 44. 42 in maple wood. still a cool morning out there. not the jackets and sweaters and heavier coats. temperatures in the 20s. 40s all the way up the hudson valley and interior connecticut. there's a front stalled to the west of us. not sagging down in our direction. because of that we don't
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most of the clouds for the most part over us will break up and allow for some sunshine. patchy clouds early. milder afternoon with return of sunshine. wind becomes more southwesterly. milder temperatures, upper 60s. not all that chilly. mainly clear sky. 54 should do it in mid town. talking about 40s in the suburbs. no 30s. with that starting point, it's another warm day. southwest winds. sunshine. temperatures keep on rising. 72, that's in the city. central portions of new jersey could even get to the mid 70s tomorrow afternoon. bring in chicago's weather. why not? just point out when you go to chicago they thought after playing at citi field in the 30s and 40s, it would be cold. unusually warm out there. 65 degrees should be the first pitch temperature. meanwhile, back here in the low 70s at least on thursday. even with more clouds in the area. could be a passing sprinkle or light shower. the wind goes more northwesterly. temperature starts to slip back down. back into the upper 50s. that will be a trend into the
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start of the weekend as we head towards saturday. a good deal of sunshine only near 60 degrees. not bad for this time of year. few clouds and passing showers. 65. seasonal temperatures monday, 60. lauren scala, let's find out if things are improving or getting worse for the commute? >> things are getting a little slower but we still have the accident investigation on the northern state parkway. it is shut down in both directions out between wolf hill road and deer park avenue. you can see traffic being diverted off the road westbound at deer park avenue, eastbound at wolf hill road. westbound we have minor delays getting into this area. your best bet will be to head to the long island expressway. other problems out there as well, an accident on the van wyck expressway. blocking the left lane. delays very heavy on the van wyck. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. hudson river crossing. 15 minutes in bound heading into the tolls. 10 minutes over at the who will land.
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5 minutes or less at the george washington bridge. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> thank you very much, lauren. 6:17. former nba star lamar odom will be treated at a los angeles hospital. air lifted to l.a. odom regained consciousness on friday. last week he was found unresponsive in a nevada brothel with multiple drugs in his system. his condition is said to be improving but he is reportedly on dialysis because of the kidney failure. this morning olympic runner oscar pistorius is now out of a south africa prison. he was released secretly under the cover of night. miss pistorius will be under house arrest at his uncle's home. coming up on the "today" show, jeff rossen is in south africa with you new questions of possible special treatment that was afforded pistorius.
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canada's next prime minister will be a 43-year-old with a family history. justin trudeau won a clear majority last night. he is the son of legendary prime minister pierre trudeau. they unseated steven harper. he had a decade in office. when justin trudeau was four years old president nixon toewsed toews toasted him saying he would be the next leader. president obama invited the teen who was arrested for his clock. he was mistaken for having a bomb at the school. the teen met the president as well as nasa astronauts at astronomy night at the white house. this is the second time they brought it. it's great to bring kids to the white house. >> see that all of their hard work, because they work so hard that it pays off. 6:19. still ahead.
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6:23 on this tuesday morning. the giants are going to try to put last night's ugly game behind them. >> they blew down in philadelphia taking on the eagles. they marched down the field on the opening drive and capped it
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off with a touchdown to o beckham jr. >> nice. >> yeah. >> eli manning threw two interceptions including one by nolan carroll for a touchdown. there it goes there he ran that in. philadelphia wins it 27-7. ouch. >> but the interesting thing, the only good thing for the giants is everyone else in the nfc east is doing lousy, too. great on the curve, chris. >> makes it better when you're not the only one. >> 2-4 is almost like first place. >> right. >> hopefully they'll right their ways. the weather picture has gotten back on track. now we're warming it up. heading into the 60s this afternoon. mid and upper in most locations. we'll start the day with some clouds and then turn partly to mostly sunny. tonight clear to partly cloudy. low about 54 in the city. that is even milder than recent nights. 40s in some of the suburbs. with a starting point of 54 tomorrow morning, 70 or better certainly within reach tomorrow. >> when are we going to get some relief? >> no ac needed i don't think. >> all right.
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>> i turned the heat on. i've been cranking it this week. >> me, too. >> nice to turn it off for a few days. getting on the roads, a couple of accidents out there. accident on the van wyck. it blocks the right lane there. while you see cars moving past it, it is one slow ride getting into this area. avoid it if you can or leave extra time. all of the commuter areas running without delays. problems on the northern state parkway. >> lauren, 6:25. coming up next, an update on the breaking stories that we're following this morning. >> reporter: i'm katherine creag live in chelsea, the scene of a massive fire. now residents are being forced out of their homes because the fire building is in danger of collapsing. we'll have the latest on the breaking story coming up. >> reporter: and still major detours on the northern state parkway after a wrong way crash turns fatal.
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i'm tracie strahan live in huntington with the latest on what's going on here straight ahead. if you're about to head out the door, take us with you. keep watching "today in new york." download the news 4 app on your
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in danger of a possible collapse. flames tear through a building in manhattan. breaking on long island, a wrong way crash leaves at least two people dead. plus, a dangerous robber on the loose. we're going to tell you where this gunman is targeting his victims. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everybody. 6:30 on this tuesday, october 20th. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm darlene rodriguez. let's check in with chris cimino. >> less chattering teeth out there this morning compared to yesterday. upper 40s and the 50s in the brogs. jersey city is 47. staten island down to 46 degrees. north and west, little cooler. not much. poughkeepsie poughkeepsie, newburg, 42, 41. monticello the chilly spot, 34. compared to the upper teens
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yesterday morning, not too bad. warmer in the afternoon. not so cold. start out with clouds. getting mild 65 degrees by noontime. forecasting a high of 69 degrees. that's just the beginning. more good news to come. we'll get to that in a bit. how about the commute, lauren? >> wish i could say the same. big problems on the northern state parkway in suffolk county. still a shutdown in both directions between wolf hill road and deer park avenue. accident investigation you could see westbound there are some delays but you're going to be diverted off the road. eastbound diverted over to wolf hill road. the best bet is to head to the lie. little slow going but not so bad out there. queens, two accidents, van wyck expressway and queens boulevard. we got one in on the l.i.e. you can see stop-and-go traffic getting into this area. we'll have the next weather and traffic on the 4s. breaking news in manhattan. take a look at this. a huge fire. 17th street near 7th avenue.
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it's forced dozens of people out into the streets. "today in new york's" katherine creag has been there all morning. she's been speaking with fire investigators. kat, what are they telling you? >> reporter: michael, residents tell us, this building where the fire started is in danger of collapsing. down west 17th street. we want to show you all of these emergency vehicles, the fire trucks on 7th avenue. go over to this restaurant, cafeteria on the corner. it has taken in several families, individuals, evacuees because they were forced out of their homes. they're in there trying to stay warm. an evacuee told us she could see the flames from her window. the fire broke out around 3:00 a.m. on the fourth floor and the flames traveled quickly up to the upper floors. at least three floors went up in flames. the building is vacant. it's multi-million dollar apartments. the contractors filed applications to install a sprinkler in mid august.
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the application is still under review. we've been talking with evacuees who described the fire and how they had to leave their apartments. >> i could see the flames like really high. i was on the same level because i'm on the fifth floor. so i thought, i have to evacuate. inhailing that smoke. so i came down -- >> you just have your documents on you? important papers? >> that's it. all my stuff in the building. >> reporter: and we talked with another woman in her group, two other adults, two children, two dogs, a pet bird, they're also in a restaurant here trying to stay warm. they're not really sure where exactly they're going to go because it's not sure yet when they can go back into their home. the building is under construction. it does have violations for the elevator system. michael, the big thing is it was applying for a sprinkler system but that application still under review and something we'll look at throughout the morning. back to you, michael.
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we're also following breaking news in suffolk county. a wrong way crash has left two people dead. it happened on the north n state parkway near wolf hill road. "today in new york's" tracie strahan is in huntington station. tracie. darlene, we're at the area where traffic is being directed to since traffic is being diverted. two people killed. the result of a head-on collision. we're working to confirm it may be the result of a police chase. let's show you video. >> all right. we're going to get back to tracie as soon as we can. some problems there. that's a crash she's covering on the northern state parkway. we're going to get a check of the forecast. chris, temperatures in the 40s right now. >> much better than the last 24 hours. this will be a trend not only for today but the next two or three days with above normal temperatures. yes, there's cloud cover.
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not the brightest morning to start. the clouds will break up for sunshine. certainly not as cold to start out compared to yesterday. much milder and the southwest wind gets gustier. we have small craft advisories in effect for the water. gusts up 10 to 20%. meantime, mostly cloudy. not so cold out there at 49 in the city. we work away from the low 50s to the mid 60s by noon, upper 60s by 3:00 with at least a partly sunny sky. seven day forecast just ahead. let's find out from the cumulative commute with lauren. >> thanks, chris. a couple of other accidents one just in on the bruckner heading westbound by white plains road. the good news is it's on the shoulder. still a bit of a slow ride. look out for that. we will take a live look at the gowanus expressway. quite slow. all the way to the brooklyn bridge. nothing unusual out there, just crowded. then if you're getting on the trains, they all look good. that includes the subways. no issues on the rails this morning.
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we like that. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. lauren, thank you very much. 6:34 now. the medical examiner says the death of a long island doctor in a manhattan vestibule was an accident. the autopsy confirms that kirsten siveny died of acute alcohol and drug intoxication. she was the wife and mother of three had been using cocaine inside an apartment there with a boyfriend and another man. happening now, police trying to track down an armed robber who struck twice within a matter of minutes in manhattan. surveillance video shows him after he pistol whipped a woman and stole her purse. it was inside a west village apartment building. this happened early saturday morning. it came justen minutes after he allegedly robbed a man at gun point in greenwich village. it shows his alleged get away car. a light gray suv.
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long island woman is facing charges after her car was stolen. police say a bay shore woman left her infant niece in a running car while she went into a subway shop. a thief jumped in and took off with 4-month-old zuriel inside. they found the car blocks away with the engine running and baby safe and sound. >> it was the best. he was patient. he found her. >> car owner gail solomon is charged with child endangerment. police are still looking for the suspect who stole her car. there is a new deal to sell manhattan's stuy town. $5.3 billion. the complex has 11,000 units. half of them will remain affordable for middle class new yorkers for the next 20 years. this is according to a deal worked out with city hall. police in connecticut
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stepping up patrols to catch some thieves with expensive taste. the suspects are targeting luxury car dealerships in fairfield and stealing tire rims. police say the thieves even have their own hydraulic lift allowing them to jack up the pricey cars and snatch the valuable car parts in seconds. we're told that tire rims are worth up to $5,000 a piece. a majority of new jersey drivers are opposed to raising the gasoline tax. nearly 60% of those surveyed in the latest rutgers eagleton poll say they do not support an increase under any circumstances. even more said they opposed a tax hike when they found out it would cost the average driver about 50 cents more per day. also happening today, commuters get a chance to sound off on the future of the port authority bus terminal. the new jersey state senate committee will hold two hearings today in hackensack on a proposal that calls for the port
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authority to replace the 65-year-old terminal. bus riders are being invited to testify. state officials will do so. even transportation experts. port authority board will have the plan on thursday. the mets are getting ready for game three of the national league championship series with the cubs. the amazing news is they are two games away from a win. >> reporter: the nlcs has moved to chicago. we've picked up 20 degrees. jake con degrom gets the nod. yesterday the mets went through a light workout under the watchful eyes of terry collins who has pushed the right buttons so far in every game of the playoffs. it helps when you can call upon degrom who has been brilliant is so far in two postseason starts. >> i think we have a lot of
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confidence. we matched up well against two great pitchers and then we got a chance to take a 3-0 lead tomorrow. >> cubs play very well here. we haven't won a game here in two years. we understand that it's going to be a different atmosphere but i don't think they get caught up in anything except trying to do what they do best and that's go out and play the game right. >> reporter: i caught up with one chicago native to find out what it's really like to be a cubs fan. >> we always think we're going to win but when adversity strikes we just said, it's over. it's over. you know, i'm not giving up. i mean, i figure i have a couple more years to go. we've got to win. i know it's 107 years but like kerry said, everybody has a bad century, you know what i'm saying? >> reporter: i feel bad for that guy and what all cubs fans have endured but i hope the losing streak goes to 108 years.
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michael and darlene, that's why they call the cubs loveable losers. >> and they are. >> they are. >> such good spirits. >> we're still going to win but we'll feel bad. >> i don't feel that bad. >> coming up next, the force is strong with this one. how the new "star wars" trailer startedling a big frenzy online. plus your weather and traffic on the 4s is coming up. you're watching "today in new
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live look there. broadway area and daniel craig is making a move that can leave james bond fans shaken and scared.
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he'll be in shakespeare's "othello." the production workshop will have iago. he'll say, i'm caesar, julius caesar. >> sorry, he's in "othello." he'll be out of place if he does that. >> that's the only line we can come up with. that's what it is. >> so well versed in "othello." i understand. he doesn't want to be known as james bond. >> that's what i've heard. he's moving on. we're going to move on into much more comfortable weather. moving around. it will be breezy. supports the north to northwest wind bringing unseasonable cold. we have a southwest wind bringing in warmer temperatures. 49 degrees cloudy right now. weather headlines talking about the warmth just beginning right now. minimal shower threat really this week. maybe a spritz or sprinkle around on thursday. that would be about it. cools down by the end of the week.
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by friday back to reality. the next two to three days in great shape. temperatures heading up. 62 is the normal high. 69 degrees today. we're not stopping there. heading into the 70ed probably tomorrow and thursday. it's a chilly morning in parts of central new jersey. just not as cold as yesterday morning. 40 in jackson. sayreville 44. hillsboro, 44. up against the coast point pleasant at 45. in the city, 49 degrees. 50ish across most of long island into the hudson valley. low 40s. certainly no 20s showing up. patchy clouds. this is what we have to get through. a front to the north of us. not making progress in our direction. stalled out to the north of us. going to stay there for the next couple of days at least. while we have the patchy clouds, notice they're starting to break up towards the north. we will start to see some sunshine today mixing with a few clouds. you can see it on future tracker and moving forward. most of the area looking pretty clear. areas of high cloud cover, that's about it. tonight we'll find the cloud cover stays to the north.
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line stays to the north. stays to the north again tomorrow night on to thursday. by thursday late some clouds start to move on in and then there could be a couple of sprinkles north and west of the city on thursday afternoon, evening. maybe a brief spritz or sprinkle. high temperature of 69 degrees with sun and clouds and then tonight's low only 54 in the city with some 40s in the suburbs. looking at 73 on thursday with more clouds. just a slight chance of a passing sprinkle or two. then the front comes through and the northwest winds kind of come on in and push cooler air back in here with a high on friday of 59. sunshine saturday. few clouds at 60. clouds roll back in with another front on sunday. passing shower or two. 65 and then partly to mostly sunny monday. here's the latest from lauren. >> good morning. we still have the accident investigation out there shutting down the northern state parkway in both directions. out to wolf hill road and deer park avenue westbound. you can see delays are building.
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you're going to be diverted off the road at deer park avenue. eastbound diverted at wolf hill road. let's avoid this. heading over to the southern state parkway, we have an accident westbound out by peninsula boulevard. an accident in the left lane. cars doing okay there. these are the delays getting into it. this is what the southern state looks like westbound by baldwin road. delays building quickly. one more problem out there or two. the van wyck expressway by queens boulevard, that accident in the right lane really jamming things up. one on the l.i.e. by queens boulevard as well. slow ride here. live look outside at the george washington bridge. 20 minute wait in bound. po at the lincoln, 20 in bound at the holland. back to you, darlene and michael. >> lauren, thank you. 6:47. right now oprah winfrey may be going on the diet but she's raking in a lot of dough for
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oprah bought a 10% stake in weight watchers. immediately the stock doubled in price. on paper that's a one day profit of $50 million for oprah. she has a five-year deal to promote the plan. the force is strong for "star wars" fans, so much so they crashed movie theater web seats. >> nothing will stand in our way. i will finish what you started. >> new trailer for "the force awakens." it was unveiled during monday night football. pre-order tickets also went on sale. because of the demand fandango's website crashed. amc theaters and other websites had problems. new movie opens on december 18th. hans solo played by harrison ford. >> so great. >> i love that. love hans solo. looking forward to seeing the movie. 6:48. go back to the future.
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a free ride in a delorean tomorrow. >> follow us on facebook and twitter. you're watching "today in new york." i'm michael douglas, and new york is my home. there's no place like it in the world. and there's no time to see it like the fall. take metro north to take in the beautiful fall foliage from high above the hudson. swing a club at one of america's greatest courses... see spectacular sights underground... ...or thrilling sights above it. there's so many incredible ways to experience the fun of fall in new york state. plan your trip at
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49 degrees. tuesday morning. tomorrow you can feel like you've gone back to the future in new york city. >> october 21st, 2015, is the future. that's in the second installment of the films. to help celebrate lyft offers free delorean rides. they promise to stay under 88 miles an hour. plus some of the predictions have come true. mets fans are hoping one specific one will not because, remember, they predict that the cubs win the world series this year in 2015. i want to know where they're getting the deloreans? >> pretty cool. imagine if that prediction comes true. we hope not here in new york.
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the "today" show is coming up in a few minutes. matt and savannah, i know you have to stay somewhat neutral with the mets and chicago cubs. >> no, not at all. i'm a new york fan. i'm a yankee fan but i like to see new york do well. there's sentimental value to watching the cubs make it in. >> that was dib ploe ma particular. >> rooting for the mets. >> he's running for office. >> savannah you love the two song thunder heads? >> that is not -- the arizona diamondbacks. get with it. its there's a whole world outside of new york, michael. >> good morning. >> i said i'm rooting for the mets because this is a new york only tease. on the show we start to show and i go, go both of you. >> should we do the tease? >> yes, oscar pistorius's family speaking out. live from pretoria. then a rare look inside what
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facebook is doing to keep your information safe or what their experts want you to change on your settings this morning. those stories plus the legendary bill murray stops by to talk about his new movie. by the way, back to the future, i sat and watched that movie yesterday because we're going to have a reunion of the cast on wednesday morning, tomorrow morning. >> fun. >> fantastic. >> yeah. >> all right, guys. sounds great. up next we're getting an update on the breaking stories that we've been following this morning.
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update on the five alarm fire in chelsea. live pictures from chopper 4. happening on west 17th street. >> "today in new york's" katherine creag is there. she just got an update. >> reporter: darlene and michael, the fdny evacuated apartments here because it is worried that this building will come down. take a listen. >> at this time the building is in major danger of collapse so we are keeping everybody away from the building. we have a few other buildings that are evacuated because of the potential collapse and this is going to be an extended operation. >> reporter: the vacant building had no sprinkler system. we learned the contractors applied for one but it's still under construction. the fire broke out around 3:00 a.m. on the fourth floor and traveled up to the next two floors.
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but a lot of people worried here, darlene and michael, that this building will collapse. back to you, darlene and michael. >> kat, thank you. now our other breaking story of the morning. wrong-way crash in suffolk county left two people dead. tracie strahan is live. >> investigators are actually on the northern state parkway. it's shut off in both directions after that fiery head-on crash early this morning. it happened around 2:38 this morning and we're working to confirm reports that it may have been the result of a police chase. we can see what was left. the smokey remnant of one of the vehicles involved. we're hearing that it hit a suffolk county police vehicle then after fleeing struck another vehicle that was not involved. now the identity of the two people that died as a result of the crash have not yet been released but, again, the northern state parkway blocked off in both directions. you can see the detours right behind us. back to you. tracie, thanks very much. lauren, you're following a
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situation in new jersey. >> a new accident on route 80 eastbound by exit 35 mount hope road. you can see the delays are really bad out there. that takes out the left lane. heading over to the fdr drive, reports of a disabled vehicle heading northbound by the manhattan bridge in the right lane is causing things to slow down. in addition to the northern state parkway, we have an accident on the southern state. westbound before peninsula boulevard. delays back to the meadow brook. >> chris, one more check of the weather. >> you want good news? >> yes. >> i have good news. there's your seven day forecast. temperatures bouncing back into the upper 60s. clouds are showing signs of thinning out. 69 the forecast high. only 50s the low. 72 tomorrow, even better. 73 on thursday. thursday there will be more cloud cover in the afternoon and evening. there could be a light sprinkle or shower here or there, that's about it. once that front comes through though it's kind of back to reality. upper 50s on friday with sunshine. saturday near 60s. still looking pretty good. mid 60s sunday, maybe stray
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