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examiner's office early this morning. >> he was a third-generation police officer, an immigrant who moved here to new york city and continued his family's tradition by joining the nypd. katherine creag will have much more on the officer in a moment. we're going to start with tracie strai han strahan. she's at the scene of this fatal shootout in east harlem. still an active scene this morning. >> reporter: there's been a flurry of activity for several hours. this area thatnruns along the fdr has been a frozen zone to anything but the nypd since officer holder was shot in the head just hours ago. i'll sho you a map of everything that transpired leading up to all of this. the initial call of shots fired came in at 102nd avenue. the alleged suspect in all of this wasn't apprehended until he got to 124th street. this began when officer holder reported to shots fired. that's when he and another
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officer responded to all of this. it started when witnesses, however, reported seeing several men fleeing after those shots wefe heard near 102nd street around 8:30 last night. holder and his other officer encountered a man who said his bicycle had been stolen at gunpoint. the two then came face to face with a man on a bike several blocks later, according to commissioner bratton. take a listen. >> officers from the housing bureau anti-crime unit in plain clothes encountered a male on a bicycle at east 120th street along the fdr drive. that's a pedestrian overpass over the fdr drive. there was an exchange of gunfire orbetween the male suspect and the two officers. during this exchange, officer holder was struck in the head. >> reporter: officer randolph holder was pronounced dead nearly two hours later at harlem hospital. the alleged suspect in all of this suffered a gunshot wound to
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he's recovering. three men have been take into custody, and they remain there at this hour to see if they participated in anything leading up to this shooting. commissioner bratton says they believe several firearms may have been involved in all of this. that's something they're working to piece together as they continue to shut down the fdr at th is hour. back to you. >> tracie, just a quick question. to the best of your knowledge at this point, the other three people take into custody were not involved in the shootout, they may have been involved in some sort of activity before the encounter between officer holder and the suspect. >> reporter: possibly the initial shots that were heard at 102nd street downtown, away from here, michael. but as far as we can tell so far, not in the incident that killed officer holder. back to you. >> tracie, thank you very much. and this morning we're learning more about officer holder's background. law enforcement is his family business. he followed in the footsteps of his father and his grandfather.
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officer holder's station house. >> reporter: and there's so much grief here, darlene. this is police service area five. what we're seeing here at psa-5, the bunting, the black and purple bunting in honor of officer holder. we want to show you some of the heartbreaking images from fellow officers. you can only imagine the heartache these officers, firefighters, and paramedics felt as they stood in line as officer holder was transported to the medical examiner's office. he comes from a family of police officers. his father, in fact, according to commissioner bratton, talked with some of the officers who worked the closest with his son. he, the father, was trying to comfort them. officer holder was an immigrant from guyana. he was only 33 years old. he was also a five-year veteran of the nypd. he's a third-generation policeman. he's also the fourth nypd officer killed in less than one
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mayor de blasio said this. >> this sadness is so hard to describe what everyone is going through. we're fighting to understand the loss of a man who did so much, cared so much, dedicated his life to protecting others. >> reporter: and officer holder's father said he was well loved by his family and nypd family. officer holder also reportedly had a long-time girlfriend, a childhood sweetheart. they had been dating since they were 14 years old. back to you, darlene. >> all right, katherine creag. thank you very much. you can read much more about officer holder on our website. we've also posted commissioner bratton and mayor bill de blasio birthday's comments in their entirety. head to nbcnewyork.com. new this morning, police are trying to find a man who allegedly pointed a gun at a subway rider after allegedly exposing himself to a woman. cell phone video shows the suspect leaving the subway station at 5th avenue and 59th street just before midnight on monday.
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on the man who recorded the video and then told him to mind his own business. 5:04 right now. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. going to head over to chris cimino. looking at this check of the weather. 60 degrees, feeling better than it did yesterday. >> and some of the suburbs, well to the north, it is mild this morning. we're in the upper 50s here in the city. a lot of cloud cover through the hudson valley has kept the temperatures up overnight. in new jersey, that's where we're finding the cooler numbers. closer to 40, a few upper 30s. a beautiful day. a mix of clouds and sunshine. more clouds to the north. more sun to the south. by lunchtime, we're pretty much flirting with that 70-degree mark. a high later today of 75 degrees. how long does that last? i'll let you know with the seven-day forecast. emily west is here with the latest on the commute. >> just an update on the fdr drive.
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first, the ramps are closed from 49th street then again at 63rd street as the investigation continues. also, you're going to find closures between 96th to the triboro bridge. the ramp to the triboro bridge is closed as well as the willis avenue bridge. a live look at the fdr near 96th street, where you can see that northbound ride is shut down. the cars you see coming toward us, that's the ramp as people are exiting off. again, we'll keep you updated on the closure. go the west side highway instead. >> emily, thank you. 5:06 right now. happening now, police are searching for a prisoner who escaped their custody in brooklyn. they say 39-year-old gerald brooks, who was in handcuffs, bumped the escorting officer and got away. he was last seen near georgia and newlots avenues in east new york. brooks is the fifth prisoner to escape police custody since june. commissioner bratton says there will be consequences for the officers involved. on long island, hundreds of
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hempstead residents gathered outside village hall calling for an end to gun violence. this following the deadly shooting of a 12-year-old girl. >> we'll never forget what happened. this has to stop. >> dejah joyner was eating dinner last friday at her home on dartmouth street when she was struck by a stray bullet. police are still looking for the gunman. there's surprisingly good news for the people who were ripped off by bernie madoff. most could get their money back. that's what the trustee who's overseeing the claims is telling a judge. anyone who invested a little more than $1 million will be repaid. after that, investors will be paid 57 cents on the dollar. the trustee hopes so to recover even more funds lost in the ponzi scheme. it is 5:07 now. in today's cnbc money report, hathere's a new worldwide auto recall. toyota recalling 6.5 million vehicles because of problems with the switch that controls the power windows.
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short circuit, potentially spark a fire. the recall involves several toyota models made between 2005 and 2010. 5:07. right now, all right, mets fans. it's really happening. the world series is just one win away. the mets' incredible run hit another high last night in chicago. news 4's bruce beck is there. >> reporter: the mets are living up to their nickname, amazing. and last night in chicago they took a 3-0 series lead over the cubs in the nlcs. last night the story of the game was daniel murphy and jacob degrom. so what else is new? with the game tied at 1-1 in the top of the third, the new mr. october, murphy, does it again blasting a solo homer to center murphy tied the all-time major league record with round trippers in five consecutive play f games. the mets scored one run in the sixth and two in the seventh.
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he pitched seven strong innings to earn his third road win of the playoffs as the mets take a commanding 3-0 series lead. 5-2 the final. they could sweep away the cubs tonight. here's some postgame reaction. >> you know, it's really nice. all we can do is come out tomorrow and try to have as much fun as we can and go out there and try to win. >> that clubhouse right now, that's all their talking about is tomorrow. they know what they're facing. we've got some experienced guys who have been in playoffs before. >> this is an excellent team. we're playing good baseball. so the last thing you want to start doing is thinking about, you know, beyond tomorrow and all the sudden you lose focus of the task at hand. >> reporter: the mets are a juggernaut. they're one win away from going to the world series for the first time since 2000. darlene and michael, you have to be believing with steven matz on the hill tonight trying to close it out.
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>> we certainly are believing. abr misolutely. >> i'm just -- now bruce has me all fired up. i was under control until that point. >> it's exciting. can't wait. looking forward to it. coming up on 5:10. ahead, some tough talk in washington. what joe biden is now saying about hillary clinton. plus, tracy morgan back on stage. the fitting name of his new comedy tour. also, we're going to have weather and traffic on the 4s coming up as we look t the grand central parkway by the long island expressway. you're watching "today in new york." we thought we' d be ready. but demand for our cocktail bitters was huge. i could feel our deadlines racing towards us. we didn' t need a loan. we needed short-term funding. fast. our amex helped us fill the orders. just like that. you can'
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it's 5:13. here are four things to know this morning. we're following breaking news. nypd officer randolph holder was shot and killed late last night in east harlem. the suspect is in the hospital and is expected to be charged this morning. we have team coverage on the investigation and the officer. an update is ahead in 15 minutes. the faa now investigating a possible drone sighting near a plane that was landing at laguardia airport. a passenger on board this
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st. louis reported seeing yesterday afternoon. headsets are being recalled this morning because of several reports of mold. they're the ear force. and tracy morgan announced he's going to get back to touring. he's going to launch the tour called "picking up the pieces" early next year. he's got several dates scheduled for new jersdy, including one that's not too far from the site of the turnpike crash that severely injured him. tracy morgan making this remarkable "saturday night live" en," making appearances at eddie murphy y mark twain award. it's been inspiring to see. >> i think his fans are happy to see he's out there and getting back into the swing of things. 5: 5:14 right now. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. >> another day of above normal temperatures. a lot of the area got close to 70 yesterday. a lot of the area goes into the 70s this afternoon.
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one more day again tomorrow. two very nice days in a row. then it's back to fall as we head towards friday and into the weekend with temperatures cooling down behind a cold front. in terms of any rain threat, maybe a sprinkle in some spots tomorrow. maybe a passing shower on sunday. no significant rain really showing up in the seven-day forecast. northwest sections of new jersey this morning, much milde than they've been. a few 40s out there. it drops to 40 in belvedere. oakland a little cooler at 46. into the city at 56. an even 50 at long branch this hour with a clear sky. cloud cover just to the north of the city for the most part. this is a frontal boundary that's spawning showers in the chicago area right now. this front isn't going anywhere in a hurry. it stays to the north of us, we think, today and tomorrow. then eventually a stronger front will kick into that one and push it east of us by the time we get to friday. until that happens, we're on the warm side of the front with the
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southerly wind. nice day today. high temperature of 75. tonight, not too chilly. 57 in midtown. another warm day again tomorrow th a southwest wind. a few more clouds in the mix tomorrow, i think. just a slight chance of a sprinkle, especially north and west of the city. a high temperature, again very pleasant at 74 degrees. heading out to chicago, mostly cloudy, maybe a spot shower. still very, very mild. temperatures in the upper 60s. we're looking at upper 50s by the time we get to friday. it becomes rather breezy, starts to steel feel like autumn. sunday, a shower risk with a cold front coming through. we're in the mid-70s today and tomorrow. sun and clouds both days. more clouds around tomorrow. friday clearing out nicely but it's cooler. upper 50s. then there's monday and tuesday looking pretty nice, near 60
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let's see if the commute is looking pretty nice. here's emily west. >> still having trouble on the fdr as the investigation continues, the police activity yo re. you are going to find the off-ramp shut down 49th street and again at 63rd street. getting on to the fdr. both ways, fdr is closed between 96th street to the triboro bridge. the willis avenue bridge, you cannot get on there. tracie strahan has all the details on the continue ing investigation. let's take a live look. the traffic is the off-ramp, people trying to exit off. the southbound ride is also closed. we'll continue to give the latest. if you can go the west side highway, that will be better. also, the manhattan bound ride of the brooklyn bridge, construction cont ues. the off-ramp is closed.
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then right byewark airport. the turnpike looks great. no delays this morning. a couple construction projects in new jersey. you'll find the garden state parkway between exit 154 to 150. a couple lanes blocked with that construction. then you are going to find route 17 roadwork as well between midland avenue to century road. two lanes are taken up there this morning. and alternate side meter rules are in effect as well as your commuter checklist looking great this morning. more weather and traffic coming up. >> emily, thank you so much. vice president joe biden sounding like a presidential candidate while hillary clinton prepares to take on the hot seat on capitol hill. nbc's tracie potts has the latest from washington. it's like all biden all the time there, tracie, until the vice president says something definitive. >> reporter: exactly. it's a serious waiting game here. democrats are sort of biting their nails. many of them are on edge.
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they're wondering if joe biden is willing and if he's ready to take on hillary clinton. hillary clinton calls herself an enemy of republicans. joe biden calls them friends. >> i really respect the members up there. i still have a lot of republican friends. i don't think my chief enemy is the republican party. you know, this is a matter of making things work. >> reporter: not yet a candidate, but drawing distinctions between himself and the democratic front runner and clarifying the record. in 2012, biden advised president obama to go slow going after osama bin laden. today -- >> i told him my opinion, that i thought he should go. >> reporter: will he run or won't he? democrats are getting anxious. >> it makes him look indecisive. >> it's time to make his decision one way or the other. >> reporter: meantime, clinton's preparing to testify tomorrow on the deadly benghazi attack, what he knew, her e-mails. >> this has been a very
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fact-centric, fact-focused investigation. >> reporter: democrats call it a witch hunt. >> an attempt to score points against the secretary. >> reporter: our pall finds more americans than not, 44%, are not satisfied with her answers. and just over a quarter in that poll said they describe hillary clinton as honest and straight forward. a half of those polled disagreed with that. >> tracie, thank you very much. there's a turnaround for congressman paul ryan who says he will serve as speaker of the house with conditions. ryan tells his fellow republicans they must rally behind him and must agree to make it harder to unseat the speaker and they must accept he will not give up family time to attend fundraisers. ryan insists all the details must be worked out by friday. >> if i can truly be a unifying figure, then i will gladly serve. and if i'm not unifying, that
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>> ryan ran for vice president three years ago. that helped make him a favorite to become speaker after kevin mccarthy withdrew from consideration. ryan initially said no. 5:21 right now. still ahead, some dramatic testimony at the so-called "goodfellas" trial. and a rescue caught on camera. a man stranded in rough seas, but he wasn't alone. what you cannot see in this video. follow the "today in new york" team on facebook and twitter.
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a live look at the fdr drive. we want to caution there are still some closures on the fdr drive having to do with a fatal shooting of a police officer. of course, it's our top story this morning. we'll have the very latest on that and also tell you what's going on, on the fdr itself. in the meantime, coast guard capturing this dramatic video of a man jumping for his life on to a rescue boat from a sailboat in trouble. this is near alaska. take a look as the man from france with a cat tucked in his clothes jumped into the rescue boat. his sailboat lost its rudder.
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high seas. the coast guard spotted the sailboat and called for the other boat that brought the man safely to shore. he wanted to take his pet with him. >> of course. that scared me. you see that small boat being tossed around. >> he had to really time going up to the railing. >> probably six to eight feet. >> incredible. well, he made it. that's the good news. another nice day around here weather-wise. today we're into the 70s. for mid to late october, this is good stuff. enjoy it while we have it. we have a couple days of it before we go back to reality, so to speak, by the end of the week. still, that's not going to be too bad. tonight, 57 and mild in the city. good news is no big storms on the horizon. pretty quiet weather pattern. cut to shoveling scenes. >> we're going to hold off on that. >> troublp on the fdr.
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we'll give you an update on that. right around 5:30 with the closures. also construction taking up two lanes on 95 southbound between the cross westchester expressway. a couple lanes taken up there. let's take a live look at the grand central parkway by laguardia this morning. that's moving very nicely. you get your westbound ride heading away. really, no big tie-ups there. >> emily, thank you. 5:26 right now. just ahead, an update on that brea ng news. an nypd officer killed in the line of duty. >> reporter: still a very active scene here along the fdr where officer randolph holder was shot and killed in the line of duty. i'm tracie strahan live at the scene with the latest on the investigation. >> reporter: and i'm katherine creag live at the police station officer holder worked out of. we'll show you how they're paying their respects to him here and tell you about his life. all that and more when "today in
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tonight he did what every officer in the nypd does when the call comes. he ran to a danger. it was the last time he will respond to that call. >> a city in mourning.
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this morning we're learning much more about the nypd officer killed in a shootout on the fdr drive. overnight, an emotional scene as first responders pay their respects. good morning, everyone. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. early this morning, a plea from police not for tips but for prayers for a fallen officer and his family. >> overnight officers lined up outside of harlem hospital to pay their respects. the body of officer randolph holder was moved to the medical examiner's office early this morning. the nypd released this photo of officer holder overnight. he was a third-generation police officer, an immigrant who moved to new york city and continued his family's tradition by joining the nypd. katherine creag will have much more on officer holder in a moment. we begin, though, with tracie strahan in east harlem near where that shootout that took his life happened. tracie? >> reporter: darlene, i have to tell you, for all of the activity we've seen out here over the past couple of hours, there's really been a silence from the captains, the
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detectives, and the police officers here where officer randolph holder was shot. at one point, the foot bridge by the fdr was illuminated. we saw officers walking step by step trying to piece together exactly what happened. overnight, we had a timeline of the events that led up to that five-year veteran being shot in the head. the initial call of shots fired came in at 102nd street and 1st avenue. that's when holder and another housing bureau officer responded to shots fired. he was shot near here, 120th street, at a footpath right near the northbound fdr. the suspect wasn't nabbed, however, until he got to 124th street. all of this started when witnesses reported seeing several men fleeing after shots were fired at 102nd street around 8:30 last night. officer holder and another plain clothes officer encountered a man who said his bicycle had been stolen at gunpoint by one of the men in that group.
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as both officers made their way toward the pedestrian overpass here, they came face to face with a man on a bicycle and gunfire was exchanged. officer holder suffered a gunshot wound to the head. the suspect was also shot, but late last night commissioner bratton said he didn't stop. >> the suspect continues to run north along the fdr drive promenade on foot. he was apprehended at 124th street by responding officers. he had suffered gunshot wounds to his leg. he was taken into custody and taken to the hospital. i understand he'll be released later this morning and certainly taken into custody by us. >> reporter: officer randolph holder was pronounced dead at harlem hospital. that alleged suspect remains hospitalized as well. police are telling me he's not yet been charged. there are three other men who have been taken into custody and questioned overnight about the events that led to this incident, but again, police are
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been charged in connection to the death of officer randolph holder. >> tracie, on that suspect that's in the hospital, commissioner bratton, we heard you reporting that they plan to take him into custody, but they're not releasing his name or more information on him at this point, are they? >> reporter: they are not. i have checked in with police over the phone. they tell me since he's not been charged with anything, they're not identifying who that person could be. >> tracie, thank you. officer holder came from a family of police officers. he joined the nypd after moving to this country from guyana. katherine creag is outside officer holder's station house with what we're learning about him and his family tradition he honored by joining the nypd. >> reporter: michael, absolutely. and you pull up here to this police station, there's an american flag at half staff on top of the building. also, that black and purple bunting you see there. there's also a great deal of grief here and across the city. you can only imagine the heartache these fellow officers
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felt as dozens of them stood in line as officer holder was transported to the medical examiner's office. we're also learning at various spots between harlem hospital and the medical examiner's office, other officers lined up, maybe ten at a time, saluting officer holder as he passed by. he comes from a family of policemen. his father, in fact, talked with some of the officers who worked day in and day out with his son. and he was trying to comfort them. officer holder an immigrant from guyana was only 33 years old, a five-year veteran of the nypd. he's a third-generation policeman. also the fourth nypd officer killed in less than one year in the line of duty. commissioner bratton said this. >> randolph is an immigrant to this country, joined the new york city police department after moving here. his father was a police officer in guyana. his grandfather was also a police officer in guyana.
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in this family. >> reporter: and many are paying their respects to officer holder. michael, you look at social media. police departments from california to canada, from members of the public to celebrities, they're sending messages saying rest in peace, officer holder. back to you, michael. >> kat, thank you very much. you can read much more about officer holder on our website. we've also posted commissioner bratton and mayor de blasio's comments in their entirety. you can head to nbcnewyork.com any time for that are information. it's 5:35. we're going to check weather and traffic right now starting with chris in the weather center. >> good morning. another quiet morning. starting out relatively mild in the city at 59 degrees. some of the suburbs, especially across new jersey, are a little chillier in the 40s. everybody warms up into the low and mid-70s again this afternoon. well above normal. sunshine will mix with a few clouds at times. there's a slight chance of a sprinkle north and west, especially tomorrow. meantime for today, starting out
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at 59 degrees in the city. 40s across the suburbs. we're up around 70 by noon. forecasting a high today of 75 degrees. not too shabby at all. let's find out about the commute from emily west. >> before we go to the closures on the fdr, there's an on authorized tractor trailer on the belt parkway. let's take a live look where they're backing it off right now. you can see to the bottom right of your screen they're getting that tractor trailer back off on to the ramp. so as they do this, there are going to be some added delays. let's head back to the maps. several closures continuing. the police investigation at 49th street. ramp closed at 63rd. willis avenue bridge will be shut down. alternate side and meter rules in effect. more weather and traffic coming up. >> thank you very much, emily. authorities are investigating a police pursuit on long island that ended with
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two dead in a crash. it was breaking news all morning yesterday. police say officers tried to pull over a woman near central islip, but she sped away on to the northern state parkway going the wrong way. her suv slammed head on into another car, killing herself and the other driver. police radio transmissions alerted officers to the chase. >> all units use caution. do not endanger the lives of the public or other officers. >> police say officers followed proper protocol. they're looking into the woman was driving a stolen car. 5:37 now. some riveting testimony in brooklyn as the government's star witness reveals the details of the heist that inspired the movie "goodfellas." testifying against reputed gangster vincent ai sar row, breaking a long-time code of silence surrounding the 1978 lufthansa holdup at kennedy airport.
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the robbery crew formed a human train to haul away boxes of cash and bags of gold chains and jewels totaling $6 million. the faa is now investigating a possible drone sighting near a airport. a passenger aboard an american airlines flight from st. louis to new york reported seeing the drone yesterday afternoon. that passenger told the flight crew, who then reported it to the faa. the flight landed safely. the faa says it's received multiple reports recently of unauthorized drones flying near airports. and governor christie wants to stop all flights between newark and cuba until a convicted cop killer is returned to the u.s. the governor is asking the agency to ban all flights to cuba until the woman is extradited to the united states. she was convicted of shooting and killing a trooper on the new
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jersey turnpike in 1973. she escaped to cuba, where she was granted asylum. a worker at an apple store in queens is facing grand larceny charges. 24-year-old rueben profit accused of recoding credit and debit cards to buy nearly a million dollars on those gift cards at the apple store at queens center mall. he then allegedly sold those gift cards. this morning two, new jersey parks that were shut down over fears of bears are back home. ramapo valley reservation and state forest are reopened. officials say five bears have been captured and killed.
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those bears believed to be going near and then following hikers over the past two months. there's an investigation into whether people illegally fed those bears, which would make them lose their fear of humans. this morning there's excitement among mets fans. they're just one win away from heading to the world series. taking on chicago in game three of the nlcs, daniel murphy did it again. he hit a solo home run in the top of the third. the shot ties an all-time major league record with home runs in five consecutive playoff games. meanwhile meanwhile, jacob degrom went seven innings as the mets win 5-2. they now lead the series 3-0. >> our motto kind of right now is, you know, tomorrow is a must win. that's the way we're approaching it. and that's the way we're going to keep trying to play. >> being up 3-0, we're very, very fortunate. the cubs, you know, they played great. they're playing great. we've got to -- we can't worry about it.
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steven matz has got to give us a game. >> the mets can sweep the series with a win tonight. game four is at 8:00. we can bring out the brooms maybe, right? be hopeful. this is good. >> chris says you got to give them some leeway. may have to drop one to win one. >> maybe. >> but we're almost there. 5:41 right now. just ahead, a shocking find at a playground. what a 2-year-old told her mother she discovered. and this morning, new recommendations only adding to the confusion. what women are now being told about mammograms. and we'll have weather and traffic on the 4s coming up as we look at the hamilton bridge.
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welcome back. 59 degrees. it is wednesday morning. looking at our control room. we appreciate everybody in there today. it's 5:44. today's the day fans of the movie "back to the future" have waited years for. october 21st, 2015, is the day that marty mcfly arrived in the future using that famous delorean. we may not be zooming around on hoverboards, but today -- well,
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skateboards we call hoverboards. today lyft is offering rides on them today. >> i didn't realize there were that many deloreans still around. >> i didn't know either. it's been a while. >> did you ever go on the ride at universal? >> i did. >> that was awesome. >> you can go -- at universal in california, they still have the square where marty mcfly lands with the door. >> i did the one down in orlando, but it was still fun. nonetheless, good stuff. 2015, the cubs were supposed to win. but they were supposed to beat miami in the world series. makes no sense. all bets are off on that one. >> forget it. >> it's going to be the mets. meantime, we've got nice conditions out there this morning. it's quiet. temperature has slipped to 59 degrees. the sky is partly cloudy. more clouds north, clear sky south. that'll be the trend all day long. talking about a couple nice days coming up today and tomorrow.
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that fall feeling returns again by friday. chillier weather pushes back in. could be a couple of passing showers on sunday. that would be the only fly in the ointment for the upcoming weekend. the overall pattern very quiet. school day forecast for today, a little more comfortable than it's been. not too much in terms of chattering teeth. 40s in the suburbs, 50s in and around the city. 70 by recess time. it'll be hard to reel them back in. i wouldn't want to be a teacher on a day like today. dismissal time, about 75 degrees. any after-school activities, temperatures in the low 70s. 59 in chelsea right now. 60 in city island. jackson heights at 57. 39 in morristown. parts of new jersey are a little chillier this morning. upper 30s, low 40s showing up. notice the hudson valley, you're in the 50s. reason being, cloud cover. those clouds kept the temperatures up overnight. you can see where it is. it'll zoom in a little closer. the cloud line just to the north of the city. that's why these areas are milder.
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the heat escapes. everybody warms up this afternoon with that southerly breeze. again, notice where the clouds and showers stay. well to the north of us throughout the day. we're in pretty good shape over the next 24 to 48 hours. even tomorrow morning looks like a partly sunny day. maybe a sprinkle in one or two spots tomorrow evening. that would be about it as this front sweeps through. clears out nicely for friday. then it starts to cool down a little bit. for today, not cooling down. warming up to a high of 75 degrees. keep in mind the normal high is 62. we're well above normal. 57 the low tonight with a partly cloudy sky. upper 50s, cooler shot of air. a northwesterly breeze on friday. it will feel like fall again. sunday, we'll watch a couple showers proemp approach from the west. ahead of that system, temperatures should be milder. the warmest day is tomorrow. we cool it down friday. back near 60 degrees come monday and tuesday with sunshine next week. emily west in for lauren this
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>> we do have delays now. if you are trying to get some gas, some snacks, vince lombardi service area. the ramp is going to be closed. that is due to a crash. also, we still have the delays on the fdr with the police investigation continuing. the ramps are closed 49th and 63rd. both ways shut down between 96th street to the rfk triboro bridge. the willis avenue bridge is also closed. you can go with the 3rd avenue bridge. let's take a live look at the fdr near 96th street where you can see the closure continues. those cars getting off, that is the ramp there at 96th street. going to be a slow go. definitely avoid the fdr if you can. head to the west side highway. here's a live look at the l.i.e. at the grand central parkway. that westbound ride comes towards us. you'll find some delays trying to get into wood haven
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a look at the lincoln tunnel this morning. no problem there is. holland looks great too. even the george washington bridge. everything is moving along just fine. construction in new jersey on 17. that's both ways between midland avenue to century road. alternate side, meter rules in effect. more coming up on the 4s. this morning, princeton university is dealing with an outbreak. the school says doctors have diagnosed 19 students with hand, foot, and mouth disease just in the last month. the illness can cause painful sores inside the mouth as well as a skin rash on the person's hands or feet. as for those students who are concerned, the disease generally gets better over time, even without treatment. new york city's only confirmed ebola patient returned to bellevue hospital to thank everyone for saving his life. doctor craig spencer took this photo with the staff at bellevue. that's him there wearing a blue suit in the center. last november spencer was released from the hospital after
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being treated for ebola. while he said he will be forever thankful, spencer also urged the global community to continue to help out the countries hit hard by ebola. it's 5:49 now. lots of talk about this in news for your health. new rules concerning mammograms that have women and doctors wondering which guidelines are right for them. american cancer society now recommends annual screenings starting at age 45. beginning at age 55, women should get mammograms every other year. those recommendations are for women who have an average risk of developing breast cancer, not with a family history or personal history. earlier guidelines offered different age thresholds. >> there are some caveats and qualifications. i think that starts to make it a little more complicated. it's not as simple as the recommendation we had in the past. >> earlier, it was generally accepted breast cancer screenings should begin at age 40. experts say there were too many false positives.
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three long island teens are facing charges for allegedly hacking into their school's computer system. police say the 17-year-olds hacked in into the system and change some of their grades as well as the schedules of about 300 students. the teens pleaded not guilty to computer tampering and identity theft. they are due back in court in january. and a 2-year-old boy made a dangerous discovery in colorado. he got his hands on a stolen gun. his mother says they were at a playground just outside their home in colorado springs when the boy found the weapon. she says he picked it up, pointed it at her, and said, loom, look, mama, i shoot you. >> if i would have left it there, anybody could have picked it up. so i put it in a bag and waited more police to come and get it. >> police say it was stolen from a nearby storage yard last week. still ahead, coral concerns. what we're doing every time we go to the beach that could have a devastating effect under water.
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welcome back. 5:54, wednesday morning. looking at the temperatures, you were saying this is the sweet spot. >> this is the sweet spot today and into tomorrow. then we start to cool it back down. there aren't going to be that many more days in the 70s. 75 the expected high this afternoon with a mix of sun and clouds. tonight, pretty mild again under a partly cloudy sky. 57 the low in the city with mid and upper 40s in the most distant suburbs north and west. one more day tomorrow in the 70s and then back to the crisp fall weather. >> all right. emily, what's happening? >> we have a lot going on this morning. there's some road work. the off-ramp closed on the new york state throughway southbound right near exit 15. you can see the delays backing up toward ramapo. let's get a live look at the fdr this morning where the closures continue. between 96th street to the rfk tri triboro bridge, that's closed both directions.
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>> thank you very much, emily. 5:55 right now. if you ever miss a flight, don't do what this guy did in denver. he busted through an emergency exit, ran out on to the tarmac. then he started hailing the plane like it was a taxi. he pleaded guilty monday to a charge of criminal tampering. police say he was trying to get to his high school reunion. don't know if he got there. >> probably late. a common ingredient that protects us from the sun could be killing off coral reefs worldwide. some new research finds the chemical oxybenzone can be fatal to baby coral, harmful to the adult coral concentrations, especially when it's highly concentrated. they find this chemical in lots of sunscreens. researchers say it may explain why new coral is not growing in popular resort areas. american academy of dermatology says it's one of the few ingredients that blocks harmful
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uva and uvb rays. who would have thought that would have an impact on the coral formation? apparently it does. >> sure does. all right. 5:56. coming up next, an update on our breaking story of the morning. an nypd officer murdered during a shootout on the fdr drive. >> we'll have live team coverage with the latest on the information investigation. also what we have learned about this fallen officer. if you're about to head out the door, take us with you. keep watching. download the news 4 new york on your mobile device. we're back in two minutes. you're watching "today in new york." i'm bobby flay and new york is my home. there's no place like it in the world. come fall, i like to get a taste of everything the state has to offer. like this famous winery nestled in the hudson valley. or the award-winning vineyards of long island. this cooperstown brewery belongs in every beer lover's hall of fame.
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did what every other officer in the nypd does when the call comes. he ran do a danger. it was the last time he will respond to that call. >> a five-year veteran of the nypd killed in the line of duty. the horrific shooting still has parts of manhattan on lockdown hours later. this morning, a call for prayers for the fallen officer
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and his family as the nypd mourns the fourth murder of an officer in under a year. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everyone. it is a wednesday morning. it's october 21st. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. we'll have an update on that breaking news coming up in a moment. we want to take time for a quick check of the forecast and commute. >> good morning. mild start out there. back to 60 degrees in the city. upper 50s in and around the five boroughs. low 50s in the hudson valley. a nice looking day. a mix of clouds and sunshine. we'll see above normal temperatures. 70 at noon. forecasting a high of s. the normal high temperature is in the low 60s for this time of the year. we anticipate one more warm day before we start to see some cooler temperatures by the end of the week. emily west in now for lauren. >> to give you an update on the fdr, still have the closures for the police investigation. the ramps are closed, 49th street as well as 63rd. both ways shut down on the fdr
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between 96th street to the rfk triboro bridge. even the manhattan link of the rfk triboro bridge is closed. willis avenue bridge is as well. go with the third avenue bridge. a new crash on the van wyck northbound near jamaica avenue. more weather and traffic coming up. >> thank you very much. it's 6:01. right now the city is mourning following the murder of a police officer. officer randolph holder was killed during a shootout on the fdr drive. emotions ran high as police and first responders lined up overnight to pay respects to their fallen brother. we have live team coverage from east harlem. katherine creag has more on the legacy left behind by this murdered officer. we begin with tracie strahan along the fdr drive, where investigators are still combing the area for evidence. >> reporter: darlene, the crime scene unit from the nypd has done all the usual things they do at any other crime scene, except this time it involves one of their own. i want to step out of the way
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at 120th street is illuminated once again. that is the place that officer randolph holder, a five-year vet of the nypd, was shot in the head. we want to show you a timeline and a map of everything that led to this tragic event. the initial call of shots fired came in at 102nd street and 1st avenue. officer holder was shot several blocks away, right here where we are at 120th street. the alleged gunman wasn't apprehended until he got to 124th street. all of this began when w sses reported seeing several men fleeing after shots were reported at 102nd street around 8:30 last night. officer holder and another plain clothes officer encountered a man who said his bicycle had been stolen at gunpoint by one of the men in that group. the two then came face to face with a man on a bike several blocks later. >> officers from the housing bureau anti-crime unit in plain clothes encountered a male on a
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bicycle northbound at east 120th street along the fdr drive. that's a pedestrian overpass over the fdr drive. there was an exchange of gunfire between the male suspect and the two officers. during this exchange, officer holder was struck in the head. >> reporter: the officer was pronounced dead at harlem hospital about two hours later. that alleged suspect suffered gunshot wounds to his leg. he's recovering at cornel medical center. commissioner bratton says they do hope to take him into custody sometime this morning. i want to bring you back live to 120th street. again, you can see that footpath is illuminated. we have seen officers going step by step, combing the area for evidence. three men have also been taken into custody and questioned overnight since all this happened. they're trying to figure out if these men had anything to do with the incidents that led to the officer being shot and killed.
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tracie strahan in east harlem. tracie, thank you. >> officer holder calm er er came from a family of lawmen, following his father and grandfather's footsteps when he joined the force. we want to go to kat creag for the latest. >> reporter: and michael, there are flowers inside the police station here. what you see on the outside, the black and purple bunting that shows a tragedy happened in this city. there is a great deal of mourning here.d he was well loved, according to his father, by his father and nypd family. that was evident when we saw this. the fellow officers, dozens of them who stood in lines, as officer holder was transported to the medical examiner's office. they saluted. he comes from a family of cops. his father talked with some of the offi rs last night who
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and he, the father, was the one trying to comfort them. officer holder was only 33 years old, a five-year veteran of the nypd, joining the force in july of 2010. he's a third-generation policeman. also, the fourth nypd officer killed in less than one year in the line of duty. the police officer's union president said this. >> we need to support -- these police officers need your support as we bury our brother police officer. but it can't end there. we need your support every day on every corner in every neighborhood. >> reporter: and officer holder here in the u.s. had a lot of family members in the new york city area. he reportedly also had a long-time girlfriend, a childhood sweetheart. they had been dating since they were teenagers. and here at the police station, we expect to see even more deliveries of flowers. also sometimes police officers from other precincts deliver food here as a show of support for the officers in mourning here.
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back to you, michael. >> kat, thanks very much. as katherine said, officer holder's murder is the fourth for the nypd in under a year. detective brian moore was shot in the head while sitting in an unmarked patrol car in queens last may. moore was taken off life support two days later. detectives rap el ramos and wenjian lu were shot as they sat in their patrol car december of last year, just days before christmas. stay with news 4 as the story progresses throughout the day. we're working to learn more about the susp ct. you can always get updates any time on nbcnewyork.com and the news 4 new york app. 6:06 right now. we're going to check weather and traffic on this wednesday morning with chris. >> we're in good shape weather-wise, at least today and tomorrow. and into weekend. we'll just lose the warmth we have. chilly in the suburbs this morning. most of us pretty mild. we all turn to the low and mid-70s this afternoon. sun mixes with a few clouds. there could be a sprinkle well north and west.
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right now we're at 60 in the city. that's a good starting point. forecasting a high of 75 degrees. we'll explain that change in the seven-day forecast. explaining the commute to us, emily west. >> in addition to the fdr closures, there's a crash now on the van wyck northbound near jamaica avenue. this backup is at 101st avenue. commuter checklist, everything is on schedule. not a bad go there. also with the buses, still quite a few detours for you this morning on new york city buses. everything else is fine. the ferries look good. alternate side, meter rules in effect this morning. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> emily, thank you. 6:07. happening right now, police are searching for our prisoner who escaped in brooklyn. they're looking for 39-year-old gerald brooks. police say he was in handcuffs and bumped the escorting officer to get away.
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he was last seen near georgia and newlots avenues in east new york. brooks is the fifth prisoner to escape police custody since june. commissioner bratton says there will be consequences for the officers involved. on long island, hundreds of hempstead residents gathered outside village hall. they're calling for an end to gun violence following the deadly shooting of a 12-year-old girl. >>ta we'll never forget what happened. this has to stop. >> dejah joyner was eating dinner last friday at her home on dartmouth street when she was struck by a stray bullet. police are still looking for the gunman responsible. dejah will be laid to rest this friday. in new jersey, visitors can return to two parks that were shut down over fears of bears. both ramapo valley reservation and mountain state forest have reopened. officials say five bears have been captured and killed. those bears were believed to be going near and following hikers over the past two months. there's an investigation sbool whether the bears were illegally fed, which would make them lose their fear of humans.
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coming up on 6:09. today mayor de blasio and his predecessor could turn over a new political leaf when they plant a tree together. mayor de blasio invited michael bloomberg to see the city's millionth tree put in the ground. mayor bloomberg began that tree-planting program when he was in office. both men have had what some have described as a frosty an relationship. our own melissa rousseau asked the current mayor about that. >> having been mayor yourself, do you feel like maybe you were tough on him in the past? >> look, it's a good relationship. we have some areas we agree on a lot. i've been proud to continue his work on public health and on the environment. we have other areas we clearly didn't agree on. that's normal. i respect him, and i think tomorrow's important because he did something really good for the city by committing to putting a million trees all over the city. it really improved life in the city. it's a moment to celebrate that, and he deserves the credit for that. >> tonight, the empire state building will be lit in green. that's going to celebrate that millionth tree.
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tonight, the mets could punch their ticket to the world series. the amazings are now three games up on the cubs in the nlcs. bruce beck is in chicago with the team. >> reporter: the mets are living up to their nickname, amazing. and last night it chicago they took a 3-0 series lead over the cubs in the nlcs. last night the story of the game was daniel murphy and jacob degrom. so what else is new. with the game tied at 1-1 in the top of the third, the new mr. october, murphy, does it again, blasting a solo homer to center off kyle hendricks. murphy tied the all-time major league record of round trippers in five consecutive playoff games. jacob degrom did the rest. he pitched seven strong inings to earn his third road win of the playoffs as the mets take a commanding 3-0 series lead. 5-2 the final. they could sweep away the cubs tonight.
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here's some postgame reaction. >> you know, it's really nice. all we can do is come out tomorrow and try to have as much fun as we can and go out there and try to win. >> that clubhouse right now, that's all they're talking about is tomorrow. they know what they're facing. we've got some experienced guys who have been in playoffs before. >> this is an excellent team, and we're playing good baseball. the last thing you want to start doing is thinking about, you know, beyond tomorrow and all the sudden you lose focus of the task at hand. >> reporter: the mets are a juggernaut. they're now just one win away from going to the world series for the first time since 2000. darlene and michael, you have to be believing with steven matz on the hill tonight trying to close it out. >> what? no game for the ages from bruce? >> it's going to be one tonight. a game for the aims. >> bruce is the best. 6:11 right now. up next, paul ryan announces he's willing to ruch for speaker
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what he's asking for from his fellow republicans. plus, your weather and trsaffic on the 4s.
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6:14 right now. we want to check weather and traffic on the 4s. we start with chris cimino. this is great. let's keep this. >> yes. we're talking baseball with the mets. we're getting springtime weather. it will eventually turn back to fall. the next couple of days, very nice. we're looking at 70s for highs. the fall feel returns into the upcoming weekend. most of the weekend looks in good shape. there might be a passing shower on sunday. that would be the only bump in the road. feels more like spring. normal high is 62 this time of year. 75 is where we're heading this afternoon. that's more than a dozen abovet normal. again, we do it tomorrow. right now in the suburbs, a little cooler.
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low 50s up against the coast. point pleasant at 51. toms river, 47. 60 in the park. seeing 50s and 40s across along island. low 50s, hudson valley. suburbs are cooler. really, not going to need jackets this afternoon as things warm up nicely. there's that front stalled to th be north of us. the cloud shield got into the hudson valley and connecticut this morning. we're right on the fringe of it here in the city. over the next 24 hours or so, it's not going to move very much. we expect sunshine today mixed with clouds. more clouds north, more sun south. 75 this afternoon. nice night tonight. partly cloudy. upper 50s midtown. one last warm day tomorrow. i think more clouds in the mix, especially mid to late afternoon. maybe even a light sprinkle in some spots north and west. in chicago, weather tonight, another mild one. 68 degrees. can the mets do it? get the broom out. we could see a spot shower at wrigley, but not a problem for
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the game. upper 50s. here comes the colder northwest wind friday into saturday. by sunday, we're looking at 66. with that comes the threat of a passing shower. looks good early next week with sunshine and highs around 60 degrees. let's see what the commute looks like. >> we're heading to rockland county where there are delays due to construction on the throughway southbound. you can see how slow this is near route 59. you're going to find some heavy delays on the throughway, slowing back toward ramapo this morning. on the fdr, still have the investigation. police activity shutting down the ramps from 49th street, again at 63rd street. both ways closed on the fdr from 96th street to the rfk triboro bridge. you can cannot get on the rfk triboro bridge or the willis avenue bridge. the investigation continues. you have to go with the third avenue bridge. that's going to be both ways
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to queens, the van wyck, accident northbound near jamaica avenue. this is in the left lane. this backup is at 101st avenue. it is going to be a slow go. really, delays are stretching back toward rockaway boulevard. then in new jersey, the ramp is closed. the turnpike western spur southbound to the vince lombardi service area. so you are going to find some big delays there. alternate side and meter rules are in effect. we'll have more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> thank you very much, emily. 6:18 right now. in new jersey, governor christie wants to stop all flights between newark and cuba until a convicted cop killer's return to the u.s. the governor's asking the agency that controls newark airport to ban all flights to cuba until she is extradited to the united states. she was convicted of shooting and killing a trooper on the new jersey turnpike in 1973. she escaped to cuba, where she was granted asylum. on to biden watch, you might say. we're waiting to see whether vice president joe biden will
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yesterday he did raise some eyebrows. he was talking about the raid to kill osama bin laden. biden says he privately counseled president obama to launch that navy s.e.a.l. team. that differs from accounts the vp offered in the past. in the past, joe biden has said he told the president to wait for more intelligence. first, congressman paul ryan said no to becoming speaker of the house. now it's a conditional yes. the former vice presidential candidate says he'll take the post, but first republican lawmakers must unify behind him. they have to agree to make it harder texunseat the speaker, teand they have to accept that he will not give up family time to attend fundraisers. >> and if i can truly be a unifying figure, then i will gladly serye. and if i'm not unifying, that will be fine as well. >> ryan gave his fellow republicans until friday to meet his conditions. all of this is playing out while
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important federal budget deadlines are fast approaching. coming up on the "today" show, what ryan's announcement means heading into the 2016 elections. still ahead, we have a consumer alert for beer drinkers. we're going to tell you why a major company may owe you a refund. and don't forget, follow the entire "today in new york" team
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welcome back. 60 degrees at 6:23 on this wednesday morning. our hooverboards don't exactly go airborne as the movie predicted, but today is so-called "back to the future" day. >> hey, doc, you better back up.
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up to 88. >> roads -- where we're going, we don't need roads. >> thedon't need roads, emily. october 21st, 2015, that marks the day marty mcfly and doc brown arrived in the future in the '80s film "back to the future 2." the trilogy is being shown in theaters nationwide today. the ride sharing app lyft is offering new yorkers free rides in the time-traveling deloreans. so you can do that. >> coming up on the "today" show, the cast will reunite for a special interview. that's ahead at 7:00 a.m. i feel like i want to go back and rewatch the original. i've seen to many different parts of it at this point in my life. i don't remember when i saw it in its entirety. >> of course, everyone is talking about at this date, the cubs win the world series. they beat miami. there was no miami team at that time. >> but there's no miami in the playoffs.
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that means it can't happen. if there's no miami, the cubs can't win the world series. there you go. sorry, "back to the future" fans. >> chris, it was a movie. >> i'm trying. thanks for reminding me. we've got weather to talk about. temperatures actually in the 70s this afternoon. back to spring-like feeling with a mix of sun and clouds. tonight, partly cloudy. pretty mild. 57 the overnight low. 45 to 50 in some of the suburbs. one more warm day tomorrow, then it cools back down to the classic fall weather. >> all right. emily, what's happening? >> let's take a look at the hudson river crossings, where the george washington bridge, about 15 to 20 minutes building there. that's the upper level. the lincoln is about a half hour. the holland, you're looking at about 15 minutes as well. for your commuter checklist, everything looks great. otaking the trains this morning, we don't have any delays. so far the subways look pretty nice too. >> all right, emily. thank you. 6:25 right now. coming up next, an update on the
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breaking news. an nypd officer killed during a shootout. >> reporter: an intense search and large perimeter, still blocked off near the fdr, after officer randolph holder is shot in the head. i'm live with an update on what's happening here. >> reporter: and i'm katherine creag live at the police station where officer holder worked out of. we'll show you how they're honoring him here also. i'll tell you about his life coming up. and if ou're about to head out the door, take us with you. keep watching "today in new york." download the news 4 new york app
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this whole city is in mourning. mourning a man who gave his life as a guardian for all of us. a member of new york's finest gunned down on the job. the massive police response still has the fdr drive closed more than ten hours later. this morning, a call for prayers for the fallen officer and for his family as the nypd mourns the fourth murder of an officer in under a year.
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good morning, everybody. it is 6:30 on this wednesday, october 21st. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm darlene rodriguez. we'll have an update on that breaking news in just a minute. first, a quick check of the forecast and the commute. >> starting out with a really mild morning. 60 degrees in the city right now. mid and upper 50s around the five boroughs. the coolest numbers are across new jersey this morning in particular. low 50 elsewhere. we're looking at a day that will feature a mix of clouds and sunshine. nice by noontime, 70 degrees. forecasting a high of a balmy 75. some changes in the works. we'll talk about that in a little bit. emily west in for lauren. what's the latest on the commute? >> still have the closures on the fdr. tracie strahan has the latest on that. let's get a live look. shut down both ways from 96th to the triboro bridge. that's traffic exiting off. you'll find the ramps closed at 49th and 63rd street. even the willis avenue bridge and triboro bridge, you cannot
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get on those from the fdr. we have another accident on the van wyck northbound near jamaica aven inue. this is at 101st avenue. re weather and traffic coming up. >> thank you very much. it is a somber morning here in the city as family and fellow officers mourn the loss of an nypd offer killed on the job. officer randolph holder was murdered during a shootout on the fdr drive. emotions ran high as police and first responders lined up overnight to pay their respects to their fallen brother. we have live team coverage from katherine creag. she has more on the legacy lefts behind by this murdered officer. but we're going to start with tracie strahan. she's along the fdr drive, where investigators are still looking for evidence. >> reporter: even hours later, residents are exiting their homes, really startled by what they see here. you can see a large police perimeter blocking off the area where the officer was shot.
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chopper 4 to give you a bird's-eye view of how extensive this investigation is. this is the place where officer randolph holder was shot in the head. let's show you a map now. this is an area that stretches for several blocks. the initial call of shots fired came in at 102nd avenue. the veteran housing bureau cop was shot where we are at a foot bridge on 120th street. the alleged suspect, who has still not been charged this morning, wasn't nabbed until he got to 124th street. all of this started when witnesses reported hearing -- seeing several men fleeing after shots with shots were heard at 102nd avenue at 8:30 last night. officer holder and another plain clothes officer encountered a man who said his bicycle had been stolen at gunpoint by one the men in that group. as they made their way towards a pedestrian overpass here at 120th street, the officers came face to face with a man on a bicycle and gunfire was exchanged.
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officer holder suffered a gunshot wound to the head. he died at harlem hospital. the suspect was also shot but last night commissioner bratton said he didn't stop. >> the suspect continues to run north along the fdr drive promenade on foot. he was apprehended at 124th street by responding officers. he had suffered gunshot wounds to his leg. he was taken into custody and transported to carr knell medical center, where i understand he'll be released later this morning. and certainly taken into custody by us. >> reporter: we've been on the phone with the nypd working to confirm reports that a gun was apprehended here at the crime scene. they've not yet confirmed that. i want to bring you back live to that footpath near 120th street. police just a short time ago lit it up once again. we have seen officers walking along the bridge, searching for evidence. we have learned, michael, that three men have also been taken into custody, questioned throughout the night.
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might have played in all of this so far. back to you. >> tracie, we also point out that the suspect is not being identified at this time, not facing formal charges at this time. obviously this is to come. >> reporter: that's right. he hasn't been charged just yet. he's still recovering from that gunshot wound to the leg. as you heard commissioner bratton say, they do hope to take him into custody and question him this morning. >> all right, tracie. thank you very much. >> officer holder is being remembered as a dedicated officer who was the third generation of his family to join the police force. katherine creag is outside officer holder's station house in east harlem. kat? >> reporter: and darlene, officer holder's father told reporters that his son was well loved by his family and also his nypd family. as you said, this is the police stpation he was assigned to. right above the doorway, there is the black and purple bunting you see there. we also saw some heartbreaking images of fellow officers as
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officed holder as he was transported from harlem hospital to the medical examiner's office. dozens of them there trying to honor and pay their respects to officer holder. officer holder comes from a family of cops. his father, according to commissioner bratton, last night met with some of the officers who worked day in and day out with his son. he was trying to comfort them. officer holder was an immigrant from guyana. he was only 33 years old, a five-year veteran of the nypd, joining the force in july of 2010. he's a third-generation policeman. the fourth nypd officer killed one year. mayor de blasio said this. >> this sadness is so hard to through. we're fighting to understand the loss of a man who did so much, cared so much, dedicated his life to protecting others. >> reporter: along with the bunting here at the police
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station, there's also a u.s. flag at half staff. darlene, you look at social media sites, there's an outpouring of grief from police departments in california through canada and in places in between from the public to celebrities. they're spending out messages saying rest in peace officer holder. back to you. >> we've seen that a lot on twitter, facebook, social media. katherine creag, thank you very much. stay with news 4 as this story progresses throughout the day. we'reiworking to learn the identity of the gunman. you can always get updates any time on nbcnewyork.com and the it news 4 new york app. right now it is 3u6 6:36. we want to take a moment to check weather and traffic. >> we're hitting the warmer spot of the week. temperatures climbing back to the mid-70s today. it's a mild 50 in town. there are 40s in the suburbs. everyone warms up top the mid-70s. more cloud cover to the north. just a slight chance of a
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town. 40s and 50s in the suburbs. climbing to 70 by noon. 74 by 3:00. degrees. coming up. right now, here's emily west in for lauren. ausing some big delays. this is prospect expressway westbound around church avenue. two lanes taken up here. you can see it is getting a little bit more off to the side. i believe one lane has reopened. still seeing delays on the van wyck from an accident northbound near jamaica avenue. that's exit 6. left lane taken up. this is 101st avenue. the backup stretches back to the belt. more weather and traffic coming up. it is 6:37. new this morning, police are trying to find a man who expose himself on a subway platform and then allegedly used a gun to get away. cell phone video shows that suspect leaving the subway station. this is fifth avenue and 59th street just before midnight on monday. investegators say he had just exposed himself to a 38-year-old
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by the man who recorded this video. that's when he allegedly pulled out a gun and told the man to mind his own business. the faa is now investigating a possible drone sighting near a plane landing at laguardia airport. a passenger aboard an american airlines flight from st. louis to new york reported seeing the drone yesterday afternoon. the passenger told the flight crew, who then reported it to the faa. rtthe faa says it's received multiple reports recently of unauthorized drones flying near airports. an apple employee is charged with using bogus credit cards to buy nearly a million dollars in apple gift cards. police say 24-year-old rueben profit of queens recoded credit and debit cards while working at the apple store at the queens center mall. he then used them to buy apple gift cards that he allegedly then sold on the black market. on long island, three teenagers are facing charges for allegedly hacking into their school's computer system. police say the 17-year-olds
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hacked into the school's compjuer system and changed some of their grades as well as the schedules of about 300 students. the teens pleaded not guilty to computer tampering and identity theft. they're due back in court in january. princeton university dealing with an infectious outbreak. doctors have diagnosed 19 students with hand, foot, and mouth disease in just the last month. that illness can cause painful sores inside the mouth as well as a skin rash on a person's hands and feet. only one person on the campus contracted the disease last year. those who generally get it will get better on their own without treatment. the doctor cured of ebola here in new york city reunited with the staff at bellevue hospital. here's a picture. it shows dr. craig spencer right in the middle there with the blue suit on. he was the city's only ebola patient, released from the hospital nearly a year ago. dr. spencer says he's forever thankful and urged the global community to continue to help out the countries hit hardest by
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ebola. 6:39. this morning there's excitement in the air for mets fans because they're just one win away from the world series. taking on chicago in game three of the nlcs, daniel murphy did it again. he hit a solo home run in the top of the third inning. the shot ties an all-time major league record with home runs in five consecutive playoff games. meanwhile, pitcher jacob degrom went seven innings as the mets win it 5-2. they now lead the series 3-0. p>> our motto kind of right now is, you know, tomorrow is a must win. that's the way we're approaching it. that's the way we're going to keep trying to play >> being up 3-0, we're very, very fortunate. the cubs, you know, they played great. they're playing great. we've got to -- we can't worry about it. we've got to come out tomorrow. steven matz has got to give us a game. >> the mets can close out the cubs and sweep the series with a win tonight. that would be a sweep. >> so exciting. >> game four is at 8:00. it is exciting.
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i can't wait. looking forward to it. a good day for mets fans. >> it is a good day for mets fans. up next, taking on a fast food rival. how a local burger king is trying to compete with mcdonald's all-day breakfast. have at it. also in the news this morning, new mammogram guidelines. why experts say women should wait to start screening for breast cancer. plus, weather and traffic on the 4s coming up as we look at
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louis. people with proof if you buy becks -- i guess you would have to have a receipt or the bottles -- are entitled to up to $50 per household. well, a burger king in union county, new jersey, has decided to take on mcdonald's new all-day breakfast menu. the burger king is now selling breakfast items all day too. this may be the only burger king offering french toast, croissants croissants, and hashbrowns around the clock. so far, no comment from burger king's corporate office. see, i'd love it if they sold thomeir kiother food around the clock as well. >> oh, okay. >> see, on our schedule, sometimes we want to food-food, not breakfast food, at 7:30, 8:00 in the morning. just saying. >> we've been known to eat like dinner type food at 8:00 in the morning because we were up so early in the morning. >> we've had a cheeseburger or two. >> some pizza too. if you're heading out this morning and eating like a normal
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person, breakfast, you're not rrying about trying to warm up the body too much. we have a broad range in temperatures from city to suburb this particular morning with a clear sky in town. from the city on west, it's clear, but north, more cloud cover. that kept those temperatures up just a little bit. two very nice days in a row coming our way today and again tomorrow. that fall feeling returns with chillier air on friday. could see a passing shower sunday. 53 at jfk. we go across the rest of long west west westhampton. morristown, 39. it's a little chilly out there. again, you can see a front draped to the north of us. that's what this cloud line is. it's not dropping southward. it is really bumping into high pressure, that's protecting us. we're getting clouds in our northern suburbs. from the city on south, it is nice and clear. we anticipate a good deal of sunshine today. you see future tracker. what happens to that cloud line,
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it stays just to the north of us all day, all night. we stay clear and dry through the overnight hours. some clouds start to drift into the mix tomorrow. a little more than we see today. there could be a couple spritzes if the front approached tomorrow evening, especially north and west of the city. we clear out nicely behind that front as we go into friday and saturday. 75 degrees. if you can, get out there and soak it up. mid-70s, central new jersey. same thing hudson valley. maybe a little cooler on the east end of long island. 57 the low tonight with a partly cloudy sky in the city. nearby suburbs, low 50s. we cool it down with that northwesterly breeze behind the front on friday. only upper 50s again. it'll feel crisp and cool. you like that autumn feeling, it's with us for friday, saturday. ndia gets a little milder at 66. 'll watch this front to the west for maybe a few showers. then it's back to nice weather for monday and tuesday with sunshine and highs near 60 degrees. let's get back over to emily west, find out about the commute.
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>> still really tough ride on the fdr this morning as the police investigation continues. you're going to find the ramps closed from the fdr, 49th street as well as 63rd street and both ways shut down on the fdr from iftth street to the rfk triboro bridge. you did not get on the manhattan leg of the bridge. same with the willis bridge. you need to go with the 3rd avenue bridge. also, this accident is now off to the side. still some delays. prospect expressway westbound right after church avenue. then the accident on the van wyck, that is still there northbound near exit 6. that's jamaica avenue. that's in the left lane. slowing back to the belt. this is what it looks like at 101st avenue. it's going to be a really jammed ride on the van wyck. let's take a live look at the alexander hamilton bridge this morning. that's the outbound ride heading towards the george washington bridge. a slow ride toward the george.
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40 minutes there. the new york state throughway, still have this construction southbound near 15-a. that still has a lane taken up until about 7:00. a really slow go back into ramapo this morning. lirr, you'll find delays. buses replace trains until this evening on the montauk branch. back to you. >> emily, thank you. 6:49 right now. news for your health, many doctors and women admit they're confused by the new guidelines on mammograms. the american cancer society nowi recommends annual screenings starting at age 45. beginning at age 55, women should get mammograms every other year. that's only for women, though, who can rule out a higher risk of family history of breast cancer. until now, women were told to start the screenings at 40. experts feel those early screenings can lead to false positives and unnecessary surgeries. it really is the kind of thing you have to discuss with your doctor who knows you, who knows your family history so you can make those choices. >> but it is confusing for people.
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new this morning, further proof that cats have nine lives and maybe their owners get the same benefit. a sailer lands on an ice-breaking ship that had been sent out to rescue him. he had his pet cat tucked under his coat. after the leap, the lucky cat was still there safe and sound. 6:53. the "today" show is coming up in a few minutes. rgwe'll check in with matt and savannah, see what's ahead. >> good morning.
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we have a big morning in politics. paul ryan sa ng he is willing to be the next house speaker on his terms, while vice president biden is starting sound a lot like a presidential candidate. we have it all covered. >> also ahead, we're going to try to clear up the confusion being felt by millions of women this morning over those new breast cancer screening recommendations. >> and a "today" exclusive, we're sell celebrating "back to future," when the cast reunites here in the studio. >> looking forward to it. sounds like it's going to be a great show , guys. have a good morning. >> we'll see you shortly. >> up next, we're going to check in with chris and see what kind of mets jacket you're going to need this morning.
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now for an update on our breaking story of the morning. an nypd officer killed during a shootout in east harlem. >> we start with tracie strahan along the fdr drive. >> reporter: we've learned officers are searching both des of the fdr for evidence near the area where officer randolph holder was shot and killed. he was one of two officers responding to a call of shots fired near 102nd street around 8:30 last night. witnesses reported seeing several men fleeing immediately after those shots were heard. holder and another officer encountered a man who said his bicycle had been stolen at gunpoint by one of the men in the group. as they made their way to 120th street, where we are standing, they encountered that man on a bike.
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the suspect was also injured. he remains hospitalized at this hour. back to you. >> tracie, thank you. now to katherine creagoutside officer holder's station house. kat? >> reporteh: and darlene and michael, some of the fellow officers, police captain who worked alongside officer holder have begun arriving here at the police station where he worked. also, above the doorway there is police bunting here. there's the black and purple bunting in honor of officer holder. we are also seeing some of the moving images, emotional as dozens of fellow officers stool and saluted officer holder as he was transported from harlem hospital to the medical examiner's office. he was only 33 years old, a five-year veteran of the nypd. he's also a third-generation police officer. back to you, darlene and michael. >> kat, thanks very much. we want to go up to chopper 4 over the fdr drive showing us how the investigation is impacting the commute. >> michael and zar darlene, good morning.
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this is that foot bridge that passes over the fdr drive at east 120th street in harlem. this is where the bulk of the investigation is focused right now. as we've been telling you, the fdr drive is closed. lots of traffic through this area. definitely keep it in mind. darlene and michael, back over to you. >> thank you very much. emily, another check of traffic. >> still delays on the van wyck. there's a crash near northbound jamaica avenue. that takes up a lane. also delays on the f downtown. lirr montauk line buses replace trains. definitely allow extra time. that goes until the evening commute. >> emily, thanks very much. chris? >> weather picture nice. mix of sun and clouds. warm day for this time of year. back to mid-70s today. mid-70s again tomorrow with a few more clouds in the picture. maybe a sprinkle north and west by the end of the day. friday, back to fall.
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