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we want to get to breaking news on long island. police are searching oakland avenue in central islip for clues after two men were attacked in the street. katherine creag is there. we understand you've just got new information from police. >> reporter: michael, we're learning a lot of information from detectives who are here on the scene. even at this early hour, they're going door to door on oakland avenue, knocking on doors, talking with people, trying to get more information on what happened. we know it was a violent robbery that left one of the victims with his arm nearly cut off. that most severely injured victim is in surgery at this very moment trying to get his arm reattached. he and another man, the two victims, were in an suv when a suspect approached them. this was a robbery. this happened on oakland avenue near motor parkway about 2:00 this morning. the victim's arm, again, nearly severed. he's air lifted to the hospital after he was attacked.
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jewelry, cell phone, and cash. the second victim suffered a puncture in the arm by that same weapon, a large knife. we're told possibly a machete. he was taken to a local hospital. again, michael, detectives out here talking to neighbors, trying to get more information. as far as we know, the suspect is still on the loose, getting away with jewelry, cash, a cell phone after this awful, violent attack here on oakland avenue in central islip. back to you. >> kat, thanks very much. we have breaking news from yonkers. firefighters are trying to get a fire there under control. this broke out at a 99 cent store overnight. the store is next to st. john's church. according to the church's website, parts of that building date back to the late 1700s. firefighters say the fire has not spread to the church, but it did cause some heavy smoke damage. there's also breaking news in france. a terrible crash involving a bus and a truck. kerry barrett is monitoring that
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from the newsroom. >> yeah, darlene, the details still coming in. we're working on getting you pictures as well from the crash site. here's what we know so far. it happened in southwestern france near the city of bordeaux. we also have video of responders getting ready to head out. french police say at least 42 people are dead after this bus and truck collided. the bus caught fire. we know at least nine others are injured. four of them critically. this happened at about 1:30 our time this morning. the french interior ministry says most of the victims were elderly people from that area. they were on a day trip together. not exactly sure where they were headed at this point. officials say this crash is one of the worst in recent french history. it is still under investigation. we're working on getting you the latest and will bring you it as we get it. >> kerry barrett in the newsroom. thank you. new this morning, investigators have just released
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wanted in connection to a violent murder in brooklyn. raphael veras was found unresponsive in his car in east new york. police say he was stabbed multimillion times in the chance. if you recognize the man in the video, you're asked to please contact authorities. new york city's getting a new multibillion-dollar port authority bus terminal. the agency voted to replace the facility yesterday. the new terminal will be one block west. officials are hoping to fund part of the project by building a tower on the old site and renting out the space. construction isn't expected to be completed until 2030. and relief may be on the way for commuters who think new york city subways are too crowded. the mta has announced plans to run extra trains on 12 of the city's busiest lineses. they include the 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6 lines, but the service changes are not scheduled to begin until next june. more trains certainly welcome for people. >> absolutely.
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>> if you've ever been on that crowded number 4 -- >> the 4, 5, and 6 i think are the most crowded. >> it's express and you're jammed in like sardines. need a little space. >> coming up on 5:04. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. chris, what's happening? >> you don't like getting up close and knowing your neighbors? >> just maybe not every day. >> i hear you. all right. meantime, we're looking at temperatures this morning that are slowly sliding back through the 50s. i don't think we see any 60s or 70s for that matter today. that north wind will increase. that north wind will bring in the cooler air. we have a nice deep blue sky and sunny day ahead of us. temperatures will be dropping to the low 40s in the city. be prepare for that change. cooling down now at 56 degrees. the sky is clear. we've got plenty of sunshine heading our way for today. 60 at noon should be the peak for the day. temperatures dropping into the 40s by tonight. rest of the forecast, including the weekend, coming up. let's find out about the commute from emily.
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>> we have a closure on the bronx river parkway. northbound is shut down near exit 6. that's boston road. closed due to a crash. we have southbound left lane taken up from this. you can see that backup goes all the way to the cross bronx. commuter checklist starting off okay for your friday morning ride. your buses, several detours this morning. everything else is okay. alternate side, meter rules are in effect. we'll have more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> emilying thank you very much. services are planned today for the 12-year-old girl killed by a stray bullet on long island. dejah joyner was hit by a bullet that came through the window of her family's home in hempstead last friday. she died the following night. police are still looking for the gunman responsible. her wake and funeral will be held at 10:00 a.m. right now, a murder suspect is in the hospital. police say he tried to take his own life after killing a mother
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tracie strahan is in midland park where the shocking crime happened. >> reporter: darlene, all quiet here now. that certainly was not the case last night. this morning we've learned arthur lomando, the alleged suspect in this case, recovering from severe injuries to his head and legs after allegedly throwing himself in front of a subway train. overnight, we received this photo of the woman he allegedly stabbed to death, suzanne bardzell. authorities tell news 4 she filed a restraining order against lomando, her ex-boyfriend, earlier this month. we've also learned the two had a history of domestic violence. lomando allegedly confronted bardzell after she pulled into her driveway here on godwin avenue, broke her left window, and then stabbed her several times with a machete-type of knife. he then fled into manhattan and threw himself in front of a subway train. prosecutors say lomando once worked for the nypd. >> mr. lomando was at one time
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employed by the new york city police department, was separated from the new york police department for physical and/or mental reasons. >> reporter: the bergen county prosecutor says bardzell's car was actually still running in her driveway when she was discovered by authorities, stabbed to death inside of her vehicle. she leaves behind two children. lomando underwent surgery at harlem hospital overnight. he remains there at this hour. back to you. >> all right, tracie strahan. thank you. and happening now, police are investigating a deadly shooting at the pelham parkway houses. police were called to the scene on wearing avenue yesterday. officers discovered a woman in her 20s shot in the torso. she was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead. the woman's name has not been released. >> police believe they have recovered a critical piece of evidence in the search for the weapon used to kill an nypd officer. police say officer randolph
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battle on east 120th street in harlem on tuesday. divers are focusing their search for the suspect's weapon in the nearby east river. this is where they did find a bullet. they believe it may be connected to the shooting. meantime, the east harlem community organized a walk yesterday to bring officers and neighbors together. >> i have two children. i have a 20-year-old daughter and a 15-year-old daughter. i'm scared for them to walk down the street. i don't know what's going to happen to them. >> tyrone howard is behind bars. he's accused of killing officer holder. the officer will be laid to rest next wednesday. 5:08. right now in this morning's money report, a school where students can hit the like button. facebook's mark zuckerberg is found funding a private elementary and preschool. it will be located in an underprivileged area in silicon valley. no word on how much zuckerberg is contributing toward this project. after weeks of suspense, it looks as if congress will get a new speaker of the house.
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he is ready and eager to seek the powerful post. this is after he shored up support thursday from vary factions within his party. 5:09 now. ahead, thousands of stuffed animals that are being recalled. plus, 11 hours on the hill. what you need to know about the marathon appearance by hillary clinton. also ahead, weather and traffic on the 4s as we look at the grand central parkway by lagarde aguardia airport.
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it's 5:12. here are four things to know this morning. breaking news on long island. detectives going door to door in central islip. two men were robbed in the street. police say the suspect may have been armed with a machete. one of the victims has serious injuries to his arm. an update on the investigation ahead in 15 minutes.
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four-alarm fire broke out at the 99 cent store on south broadway. st. john's church, which is next door, does have some smoke damage. build-a-bear recalling more than 34,000 stuffed animals because of a choking hazard. it is the star bright dragon you see here. if you have one, you can bring it back. right now, mexico bracing for a major storm, a category 5 hurricane. it's hurricane patricia. it's expected to hit the swen southwestern part of the country later today. chris, you were saying the wind here may exceed 180 miles an hour. >> 185 miles an hour right now. that's the sustained winds. that's why it's a category 5. this is as big as they get, quite frankly. right now it's still offshore but expected to make a turn toward the west coast of mexico, north of acapulco. we're going to watch that in the next 12 hours or so. in the meantime, our weather, much, much quieter. very easy weather week around here with above-normal
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temperatures most of the week. today we get back closer to normal. most of the weekend is dry. anything you want to do outdoors, feel free to do it. early morning sunday, maybe a couple light showers. that would be about it. the next real significant rain holds off until the middle of next week. school day forecast on this friday. starting out in the 40s and 50s. 60 at recess time. gets a little breezy during the afternoon hours. dismissal time, about 59 degrees. not a big change in temperature. after-school activities, friday night football, it's going to be a little chilly heading out to the games. make sure to bundle up a little bit. temperatures will drop from the 50s into the 40s in most locations. we see a 54 in wading river. upper 40s to the north and west. chillier air is funneling down from the north and west. storm tracker, we're in the clear. likely to stay there. any of these clouds trying to drift down from the north, most of those will dry out before
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they get here. lots of sun anticipated. a bright, crisp, and cool day. with that northwesterly wind, it will feel a little colder. 42 the low tonight in the city. we're looking at 40 in linden. the further north and west you go, the temperatures drop off a bit. places like bethel, 29. towards the coast, ocean grove, about 41 degrees. a chilly friday night. saturday is fine. sunday, some showers early. we're in the mid-60s. a break on monday and tuesday. then later wednesday into thursday, especially wednesday night into thursday, a round of wet weather moving in with temperatures s s generally in the low 60s. sunday, you sleep in, you'll miss the showers. 58 on monday. 59, tuesday. seasonable temperatures. that next chance for shower late wednesday into thursday. let's see if there are any issues and trouble spots on the commute. >> we've got some early on. the closure on the bronx river
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parkway from a crash. northbound is shut down near exit 6, boston road. you can see the backup goes back toward the cross bronx. also dealing with trouble in new jersey. we have a vehicle fire on 78 eastbound right near exit 49 to route 124. still, the road work on route 17 both ways between century and midland. this is still in the clearing stages. this crash has been off to side for a while. it's on the l.i.e. eastbound just before nicolls road. that's exit 62. fire department activity in yonkers. route 9 is closed well wells avenue and prospect. go with the saw mill instead. and a new crash on 84 eastbound near the 684 merge to exit 20. alternate side, meter rules in effect. more weather and traffic coming up. >> all right, emily. thank you. this morning, hillary clinton's marathon testimony is the talk of washington.
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from lawmakers investigating the 2012 attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. nbc's tracie potts is in washington with that. maybe the only thing they agree on is that it was a marathon. >> reporter: it was even longer than we thought it was going to be. it went halfway into the night and didn't wrap up until after 9:00 last night. republicans in particular kept asking over and over and over why she didn't send more security with so many requests, why she didn't send more security to protect diplomats in danger. >> i don't know how you're doing, but i'm exhausted. >> reporter: after 11 hours, republicans admit they didn't learn much. >> i don't know that she testified that much differently today than she has previously. >> reporter: it went on and on and on. >> how late are we going tonight? >> you all serving breakfast? >> reporter: so long at one point, clinton could barely talk. >> you need some water? >> reporter: this time clinton kept her cool.
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>> i've done everything i know to do. >> reporter: republicans honed in on e-mails, what's there and what's missing. >> i didn't conduct the business that i did primarily on e-mail. about them. it's a matter of what you did about them. and to us, the answer to that is nothing. >> reporter: democrats accuse an unnecessary show. >> do we want to badger you over and over again until you get tired, until we get the gotcha moment he's talking about? >> reporter: clinton focused on the four americans killed in the 20 attacks in benghazi. >> i've lost more sleep than all of you put together. >> reporter: it quickly bickering. >> you need to make sure the entire record is correct. >> that's exactly what i want to do. >> reporter: hundreds of security requests from ambassador chris stevens never reached clinton's desk. >> over 600 requests. you've testified here this morning that you had none of those reach your desk. is that correct? >> that's correct. >> reporter: half a day under
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the microscope, and still no resolution. and still more to go because this committee chair said last night that they've got at least a few more witnesses. we don't know when they're going to wrap up this investigation. >> but likely hillary clinton's last appearance before the committee? >> reporter: probably so. after yesterday, i don't know what more they could possibly ask her. >> that's right. 11 hours of questions. all right, tracie potts, thank you so much for that. it is 5:19 right now. just ahead, new concerns about the secret service. >> plus, a stowaway rescued. video you really have to see. obviously, that's of hillary clinton from yesterday. well, follow the "today in new york" team on facebook and twitter.
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a live look there getting into the lincoln tunnel. 5:22 right now. we have some amazing video. it's actually 50 years old. it's just coming out. this is to relocate beavers out in the wilderness. >> now into the air and down they swing. >> this is a film clip.
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being dropped out of planes in boxes. they have little parachutes. this was during the 1940s. this was in idaho. we're told there was a bad overpopulation problem there. we're told also all the beavers jump. the video was mislabeled and was tucked away until now. i don't think they would be doing that now. >> no, no. >> putting a beaver in a box and chucking it out of a plane. >> they tend to transport animals differently these days. all right. a woman who was having car trouble in massachusetts couldn't believe what she found stuck in her engine. >> she heard a cat meowing when she pulled up to a mcdonald's drive through. she popped the hood, found the animal deep inside the engine. firefighters came to help remove some of the car parts away, and they got the little kitten out. >> i said to the woman, what's that odd noise in there? she said, nothing. oh, that's your car. >> right. well, the little cat's doing fine.
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claim it. you know what they named the cat? mcdonald's. that's really cute. the cats are attracted to the warmth of the engine. lot. fine. >> should have called him drive through. >> there you go. >> mcnugget. >> oh, that's cute. >> maybe not. anyway. stories there. i got to be honest with you. let's go to the weather. a lot to talk about. not much to talk about with the weather. lots of sunshine a nice deep blue sky. temperatures to near 60. gets breezy at times today. temperatures tonight in the low 40s. you will need to bundle up. it's much chillier than it's been. we're getting back to a more typical fall-like pattern. we'll talk more about the weekend coming up. >> chris, thank you so much. >> and new york city buses, we
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keep that in mind as you travel out. all the other transit lines for buses, they all look okay. let's look at the tappan zee bridge this morning where that ride is moving along fine. tonight there will be work on the new bridge. they're installing a girder. again, they're doing some work with that. you can find some delays. coming up, an update on the bronx river parkway crash. >> emily, thank you. just ahead, we have an update on breaking news. dozens killed in a fiery crash in france. >> reporter: and i'm katherine creag live in central islip on long island where a violent robbery put two victims in the hospital. one of them had his arm nearly cut off. the latest on this breaking story coming up. if you're about to head out the door, take uses with you. keep watching "today in new york." download the news 4 new york app
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we're following several breaking stories this morning. a possible machete attack on long island. >> plus, a tough fight. a fire destroys a local business. and this morning, members of a congregation are worried about the church next door. and dozens killed in a fiery crash in france. "today in new york" starts now.
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good morning, everyone. it's october 23rd. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. chris cimino is here with a first look at this friday forecast. not like yesterday but still hanging in there. >> not bad. we're trending cooler. not a dramatic dropoff. we're sliding back to where we should be this time of year. a little cooler to the north. corn cornwall, you're at 48. yesterday morning we were in the low 60s here in the city. we're at 56. somewhat cooler. it will turn breezy throughout the day. with that, lots of sunshine. temperatures don't bounce back all that much from where they are. about 60 at noon. that should be the high for the day. we slide back down to the 50s later in the amp. we'll talk about the weekend forecast straight ahead. she's here to talk about the commute right now, emily west. >> want to update you on the bronx river parkway crash. left lane is blocked. that's northbound bronx river parkway just before exit 7 to pelham parkway.
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the backup goes towards the cross bronx. a vehicle fire causing problems in new jersey on 78 eastbound near exit 49. more weather and traffic coming up. >> thank you very much, emily. 5:29. breaking news this morning on long island where a man may lose his arm. a robber possibly armed with a machete attacked him and a friend early this morning. it happened on oakland avenue in central islip. detectives are going door to door in the neighborhood. right now katherine creag is there. kat, good morning. >> reporter: darlene, yes, good morning to you. we see some disclosures at various spots around this neighborhood shining flash flights at houses where no one is answering the door. the ones where they are answering the door, they're interviewing neighbors to try to find out if they have any information on what happened here. it was about 2:00 this morning when there was a vinyl robbery. one of the victims had his arm nearly cut off. this is on oakland avenue near motor parkway. that victim was air lifted to
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the hospital and is in surgery right now trying to get his arm reattached. he and another man were in an suv and the suspect approached them. the suspect used a large knife, possibly a machete, in attacking the victims. the second man also wounded, punctured in the arm by the weapon and taken to a local hospital. we're told by detectives here on the scene that the suspect got away with robbery -- got away with jewelry, cash, also a mobile phone. he's out somewhere. they're still trying to look for him. presumably, he still has that large knife, possibly a machete. back to you. >> katherine creag, thank you. 5:31. we're also following breaking news in yonkers, where firefighters are battling a fire that's come dangerously close to an historic church. a fire broke out at a 99 cent store on south broadway next to st. john's church. the fire has been burning since 11:00 last night and has grown to four alarms.
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we're told several firefighters suffered minor injuries. we're also following breaking news in france. a fiery crash there has killed dozens of people. kerry barrett is in the newsroom with the latest. a tragic situation. >> absolutely, michael. new details now on this deadly crash and new pictures as well. we know at least 42 are dead, 9 injured. this crash happened in southwestern france at about 1:30 our time this morning. the bus was traveling when it collided with a logging truck. the bus caught fire. it's described as people who came upon it as gigantic. we're being told the death toll will likely rise. french television reporting the few people who were able to make it out did so by smashing through the bus windows and then crawling through. that bus carrying mostly elderly people. they were on a day tripping to. but there are scores of first responders on the scene. we're hearing at least 60
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firefighters, helicopters assisting them, and about 200 officers. france reporting that the few survivors -- i just mentioned that, managed to escape by smashing windows. the french president calling this an immense tragedy. the cause is still under investigation. the interior minister in france says this is one of the worst road accidents in recent history. >> kerry, thank you. also breaking news from tennessee. a deadly shooting on a college campus happened last night at tsu, tennessee state university, in nashville. apparently during a dispute over a dice game. some new video shows police officers and ambulances at the tsu campus. authorities say one man who was not enrolled at that school was kill the in the shooting. two people who are students were wounded. both are expected to survive. it's the second recent shooting involving tennessee state university. just over a week ago, three people were wounded at an
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off-campus party across the street from the college. new york city's getting a new multibillion dollar port authority bus terminal. the agency voted yesterday to replace the 50-year-old outdated facility on 8th avenue and 42nd street. the new terminal will be one block west. officials are hoping to fund part of the project by building a tower on the old site and renting out the spates. construction is not expected to be completed until 2030. relief may be on the way for commuters who think subways are too crowded. the mta plans to run 12 extra trains on the busiest lines. they include the 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6 lines. the service changes aren't scheduled to begin until next june. as chris said, it's not what it was yesterday, but it's trending down. not plunging. >> we're a very trendy bunch around here. we're not going to dive into the deep freeze again any time soon.
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but temperatures are cooler this morning. we'll get progressively cooler later tonight. the temperatures slide down with that north wind also increasing. we'll have a nice deep blue sky. a chilly friday night heading our way. we're talking low 40s in the city. right now cooling down, 56 degrees with that clear sky in town. we expect to get close to the high for the day around noontime at 60. it's breezy. we'll look at the weekend forecast in just a minute. let's get the update on the commute. >> and looks good if you're taking the subways this morning. we do not have any delays. your commuter rails look great. everything is checking out on schedule this morning. for your new york city buses, we had a lot of detours. looks like many of those lines have resumed. just the q-20 and q-44. shouldn't have any problems with new jersey transit. alternate side and meter rules in effect for your friday. more weather and traffic coming up. >> thank you very much. michael is having a little bit
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of a problem. right now we have some breaking news. the man accused of murdering a mother in new jersey is in the hospital. police say he tried to kill himself after killing his ex-girlfriend. tracie strahan is in midland park where the crime has left people stunned. tracie. >> reporter: a lot of people saying they can't believe a homicide happened here, even though at a news conference last night people say suzanne bardzell's relationship with arthur lomando was plagued by incidents of domestic violence. he remains hospitalized after trying to take his own life. overnight we received this photo of the 48-year-old. suzanne bardzell was a special needs teacher at a community school in teaneck. bardzell's car was still running in her driveway when she was found inside on godwin avenue stabbed to death. they say lomando, who she filed a restraining order against earlier in the month, was waiting for her. >> mr. lomando confronted her in
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window, and then attacked her with a very large machete-type of knife. >> reporter: lomando did not stop there. authorities say he made his way into manhattan and fled to a subway station, throwing himself in front of a moving train. believe it or not, he underwent surgery at harlem hospital. we did learn he survived. meanwhile, suzanne bardzell leaves behind two children. lomando actually is a former employee of the nypd. so far when comes to this case, darlene, the nypd doesn't have any comment. back to you. >> thank you very much, tracie. we want to show you how an i-team exclusive involving a day care worker in new jersey ended up in court. video. you might remember kelly dougan appears to be handling a 2-year-old in a rough manner. that's in hoboken. on thursday, dougan pleaded not guilty to child endangerment and
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she now admits she could have handled things differently. >> i'm sorry, but -- my heart is broken. >> what do you want to say to the parents? >> i'm so sorry. i'm so sorry. >> dougan is one of five people fired at that school. now some of the children's parents are suing over that and other incidents caught on video. it is 5:38. an american special forces soldier has died in a rescue operation in iraq. a service member was killed while freeing dozens of prisoners. it's the first american military death in combat operations against isis. first death in iraq since 2011. the pentagon says it's not a change in mission, though. the u.s. troops who are in iraq are there to train and advise the local forces, but in some cases they may conduct rescue or special forces operations. a management alert for the
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by the didn't of homeland securities inspector general. the report warns that overworked secret service agents are putting themselves and people they protect in danger. the internal investigation comes after two agents were found sleeping at their post. one of those agents had reportedly worked almost 60 hours of overtime in one pay period. today president obama expected to be sued by nearly half of the states in the united states. this is over new rules to fight global warming. the epa rules should be published today in the federal register. they call for drastic reduction in greenhouse gases. they could force many local coal-fired power plants to close. the national league champion mets are now back in new york. they're holding a workout today at city i field. fresh off sweeping the cubs, the amazings return to citi field yesterday. they were greeted by a crowd of loud and happy fans. the world series still several
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days away. the mets have time to rest up, or they can take some swings at a voluntary practice today at noon. >> can't be more proud of these guys behind me, more excited for this city, this fan base, this organization. we've all waited a long time for this. >> a hometown rally for the amazings will be held monday at 3:00 p.m. in q gardens. the world series starts tuesday. the mets will either play the kansas royals or the toronto blue jays. >> you not going to show up for the voluntary practice before the world series? >> you might want to. ahead, why a nurse is now suing governor chris christie. plus, a kmaurt commuter alert. the heavy lifting that could make it harder for you to get around this weekend. and weather and traffic on the 4s coming up. you're watching "today in new
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live look there at the hamilton bridge. 5:43 on this friday morning. check out this debut.
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people flocked to see this baby giraffe at the l.a. zoo. the adorable little giraffe is just under six feet tall, weighs 130 pounds. that's what chris is. he's only 2 weeks old. actually doesn't even have a name yet. when he gets to his first birthday, the giraffe will be ten feet tall. look how cute the little giraffe is. cutest little face. >> absolutely. love seeing the mother and the baby interacting. all that cute bonding. >> little 2-week-old six footer. not to grow into those feet. all right. we're looking at a good start to this friday. actually, a little cooler than it's been but not dramatically cold. we're starting to see the flags whip around a little bit. i think that's going to be the teach today. some breezy to at times windy conditions. we're at 56 degrees with a clear sky. not going to go much higher than where it is. we probably make it back to 60 or so.
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looks like maybe a couple early morning showers on sunday. the next real threat for rain comes in the middle of next week. when the mets are home friday, saturday, and sunday, i took a peek ahead. might be a shower friday. but it looks like it will be pretty chilly friday night. nicer saturday. maybe more rain sunday. we'll see how the weather cooperates. 61 degrees the normal high. 60 is what we're predicting today. pretty much close to the mark. 54 in chelsea this hour. 55 in city island. sub-40s showing up from newburgh, where it's 45. most of long island still in the low and mid-50s. i anticipate a good deal of sunshine today. future tracker anticipates just the same. by 1:00 in the amp fternoon, we're in the clear.
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will be pretty chilly. temperatures will drop quickly to the 40s this evening. tomorrow starts out with sunshine at 8:00 a.m. we bring in clouds during the afternoon. it stays dry until we get to the wee hours of the morning sunday. really between about 4:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m., that's the chance of a brief shower. the clouds will start to think about -- thin out again by the time we get to sunday afternoon. heading out tonight, 42 should do it in the city. 30s in a lot of the nearby suburbs. the most distant suburbs could see a few upper 20s. it will be a crisp one. weekend starts out dry and sunny. clouds late tomorrow. 64 on sundays with a morning shower or two. upper 50s and dry monday and tuesday. let's find out about the friday
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>> the bronx river parkway has reopened. we had that closed at one point. a new crash on the van wyck southbound. this is on the ramp to the jfk expressway. this is taking up the ramp there. looks like they have several lanes taken up as they clear that out of the way. also, you're going to find delays in new jersey from a vehicle fire on 78, loan lanes eastbound near exit 49. that will be in the right lane. then this construction continuing to cause problems. 17 both ways between century road to midland avenue. throughout the morning, this is going to be shut down. fire department activity on route 9, closing the trip between wells avenue to prospect street. 84 eastbound right around 684, that's exit 20. and let's look at the connecticut turnpike this morning, where you will find construction. some paving northbound 95
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between exit 13 on up into norwalk. as they wrap up that, big delays on 95. alternate side and meter rules are in effect. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> thank you very much, emily. it's 5:47. we have a commuter alert for you this morning. you better check your schedule if you plan to use the metro north hudson line this weekend. service is limited from 9:00 p.m. friday until saturday at 10:00 a.m. that's because workers are installing a 700-ton girder for the new tappan zee bridge right above the tracks. 5:48. happening now, the nypd wants your help to find a man accused in a terrifying assault. it took place in union square. police say the man in this surveillance video tried to rape a 63-year-old woman in the park earlier this month. he allegedly followed that woman into a bathroom and demanded she have sex. investigators say that woman fought back. ran away. if you have any information, you're asked to contact police. you about a police chase on long crash.
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the son of a driver killed when she was struck by the car involved in that chase. police say he was driving home on the northern state parkway in suffolk county. he was hit head on by 25-year-old brittany vella, an alleged drunk driver heading the wrong way, trying to escape police. >> all the sudden i realize that maybe it's a dream. >> some question why police continued their pursuit after vella drove into oncoming traffic. suffolk police say they followed protocol. in brooklyn, police say the fire that killed two people in bedford at a brownstone there was intentionally set. they're now investigating the deaths as homicides. police say an accelerant was used that tore through the building wednesday night. two women suffered smoke inhalation. they are expected to be okay. a nurse who tried to fight quarantine in new jersey is suing for allegedly being held against her will. kaci hickox was stopped at
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newark airport after coming into contact with ebola patients in africa last year. she says she was detained and questioned for several hours before being ordered to stay in quarantine in a tent. hickox says she didn't have any symptoms. she's now suing governor christie and state health officials. >> when you choose to detain someone out of fear, then that's discrimination and it's not based on any constitutional law. >> governor christie and the department of health will not comment because it is a legal matter. new jersey lawmakers, though, will plan the next step towards overriding a veto by governor chris christie. yesterday that override attempt passed in the state senate. lawmakers there voted to enact a gun control law. this would allow police to tell judges whether a person trying to erase their mental health records is doing so in order to buy a gun. now, the assembly will consider the first override of a christie veto.
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a cargo ship that sank in hurricane joaquin is washing ashore. "the nassau guardian" says a container has been recovered. and residents have been collecting personal items and toiletries believed to be from the ship's crew. the ntsb says it's had no official confirmation about this debris. 33 people were on board when that ship went down. lamar odom is back in los angeles said to be doing considerably better each day. we're told the former nba star is recovering from two emergency medical procedures that involved chest issues. his speech is also improving as he undergoes aggressive therapy. it's 5:51. still to come, a so-called super tunnel. the major bust along the border. plus, what police say about this delivery. this is what ended up on the
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flying over ft. lee. >> we've got a cooler start to the day today. we've got clear skies and a breeze that's kicking out of the north and northwest. that means cooler temperatures. we're not going to bounce back to the 70s today. we barely make it back to 60 this afternoon. it's featuring blue sky and sunshine. i think that's a nice day for this time of the year. tonight, clear skies, 42 in the city. we'll see 30s in the suburbs. much chillier night coming up tonight. hey, it's the end of october. >> it is. >> 42 is okay. >> we'll be all right. >> chris, thanks. >> you're going to be okay, too, traveling about, especially the bronx river parkway. that reopened. a look at gowanus this morning through industry city. looks like things are moving along. you can see that northbound trip on the right of your screen and a check of the lincoln tunnel this morning. getting around the helix, it's
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getting a little busy. you'll find the george a little better. the holland is not too bad either. >> emily, thank you. in new jersey, this was a surprise delivery for one haslet township homeowner. a mysterious package with 50 pounds of marijuana showed up at the front door. the homeowner called police. they took the drugs. they invited the intended owner to come claim the package. street value said to be about $100,000. >> nobody claiming it just yet though, right. 5:56 right now. authorities in california made a massive drug bust near the border with mexico. homeland security officials raided a sophisticated drug tunnel on thursday. that's not all. they also found 12 tons of marijuana and arrested 16 people. the 30-foot tunnel had a lighting system, ventilation, and rails to transport the drugs. it was reportedly hidden inside a fake carpet store south of san diego. all right. coming up on 6:00 a.m.
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when we come back, we'll get back to breaking news out of long island. we're learning more about a violent robbery, possibly involving a machete that sent two people to the hospital. also, a major supplement store accused of spiking its natural products with synthetic drugs. and if you're about to head out the door, keep watching "today in new york." download the news 4 new york app on your mobile device right now.
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mid-50s. let's see where we're headed. hey, chris. >> good morning. lost another couple degrees. we're down to 54 in the city. 55 in astoria. on that north to northwesterly wind, notice the temperatures dropping off to the 40s in the suburbs to the north and west. down to a chilly 41 in danbury. this will be the trend the next hour. perhaps around noon, 1:00, 60 degrees. it will be a bright and sunny day. even chillier weather tonight. we'll look at the weekend forecast coming up. emily has the latest on the roads. >> big delays on the van wyck because the off ramp to the belt is closed southbound. to exit 1, you're going to find the ramp shut down. you can see the backup stretches back toward liberty avenue. let's take a live look this morning at the grand central parkway near laguardia, where those westbound delays are heading away from us. beginning to build. we'll have more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> emily, thank you very much.
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we want to get to breaking news out of central islip where police are investigating a violent attack that sent two people to hospital. katherine creag joins us with what we know right now. kat? >> reporter: michael, detectives are all over this neighborhood. they're down the street shining flashlights, looking for evidence. they're also down here knocking on doors, trying to get information from residents. all of this happened about 2:00 this morning. that is when that violent robbery and assault happened. we know there are two victims, onnkof them so badly hurt. a 32-year-old man, his arm was nearly cut off in the attack. he was air lifted to the hospital and is in surgery trying to get his arm reattached. he and another man, a friend, were in an suv. the suspect approached them with the intention to rob them. this was on oakland avenue near motor parkway. in the robbery, the suspect used a large knife, possibly a machete. the second man, 25 years old s punctured in the arm.
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also, he suffered wounds to the face. he was taken to a local hospital. michael, we're learning from detectives that the robber -- and there might have been more than one suspect -- that they took jewelry, cash, and a mobile phone from the victims. those two victims in the hospital right now. the one victim severely injured with his arm nearly cut off. back to you. >> kat, thank you. 6:02 right now. we have more breaking news from yonkers where a fire has grown to five alarms. the fire has already damaged several stores on south broadway, including a 99 cent score and a mcdonald's. here's some live pictures of the scene. firefighters say they were able to keep the flames from spreading to the historic st. john's church. we are told the church did sustain some smoke damage. parts of that building date back to the 18th century. new this morning, investigators say this surveillance video shows a man wanted for a violent murder in brooklyn.
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raphael veras was found unresponsive in the front seat of his car. police say he had been stabbed multiple times in the chest. he was pronounced debt at the hospital. if you recognize this suspect, you're asked to call authorities. it's a friday morning. we've been dealing with seasonable temperatures. i don't want to stay dealing with like it's a problem. it's been quite nice. >> so terrible. it's 54 degrees now. this will be the trend for the next couple days. nice deep blue sky with bright sunshine anticipated throughout the day today. then a chilly night. we're down another couple here in the park. 54 the low so far for the morning with a clear sky. 60 by noon. that should be about the peak. we'll stay in the 50s for the bulk of the day. the rest of the seven-day forecast coming up. let's find out about the commute right now. friday morning, how's it moving? >> moving okay.
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we're not seeing any delays on the subways, even for your commuter rails. the lincoln tunnel right now is really delayed. trying to remove construction vehicles. let's look at the lincoln, where the inbound, center tube, actually, is closed. just trying to get those construction vehicles out of there. you can see it's going to be a slow go. just the center tube. delays there. the holland or the george might be a better bet. for the buses, the q-20 and q-44 are detoured. alternate side and meter rules in effect. more weather and traffic coming up. >> emily, thank you. a shooting at tennessee state university in nashville has left one person dead and two others wounded. it apparently happened during a dispute over a dice game. authorities say the man who was killed was not a student at the school, but the two who were wounded were enrolled there. their injuries are not believed to be life threatening. this comes just over a week after three other people were shot and wounded at an off-campus party across the street from the college.
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it is the deadliest head-on crash there in decades. the french government is now mobile ize ing to deal with it. a bus collided with a truck near bordeaux. 42 people are dead, including the bus driver. somehow he managed to open a door that allowed some passengers to run to safety. a u.s. special operations soldier has been killed during a rescue operation in iraq. the american service member died while freeing dozens of hostages being held by islamic state militants. those prisoners reportedly faced mass execution. it's the first combat death in iraq in four years. u.s. troops are in iraq to train and advise local forces, but they may also conduct rescue or special forces operations. former secretary of state hillary clinton spent 11 hours on the hot seat as the only witness in a long-awaited benghazi hearing. kerry barrett joining us from the newsroom with what we
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learned from clinton's testimony. >> good morning. the republicans say they didn't learn all that much. the hearing much longer than the expected eight hours. hillary clinton testifying for 11 before the committee investigating the deadly benghazi attacks that killed four americans. she was asked repeatedly why she didn't do more to protect american lives. no shortage of, of course, of political bickering either. but clinton remained focused on the four americans killed, including ambassador christopher stephens, stevens, saying that the more than 600 remail requests from stevens regarding security resources never went to her desk. they went to her security team. republicans jumping on that e-mail issue, what was there and what wasn't. >> i didn't conduct the business that i did primarily on e-mail. >> it's not a matter if you knew about them. it's a matter of what you did about them. to us, the answer to that is nothing.
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>> do we want to badger you over and over again until you get tired, until we get the gotcha moment he's talking about in. >> so of course one thing that republicans were looking at was whether clinton kept her cool. and she did. she needed to though. new polls show 44% of americans don't believe that she's answered for the attack in benghazi. of course, this hearing was her best chance to change that perception. as for when the committee will have their final report, we're hearing it will be sometime in 2016. >> all right, kerry barrett. thank you. on capitol hill, congressman paul ryan now says he will seek the powerful post of speaker of the house. that happened after he shored up support thursday from the various factions within his republican party. he issued a statement saying he believes the gop is ready to move forward united. lawmakers are expected to vote on ryan's nomination next thursday. in this morning's cnbc money report, a supplement giant is accused of spiking products, and
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continues to grow. >> cnbc's landon dowdy joins us with those stories. >> good friday morning. let's get a quick check of your markets. they look to end the week on a positive note. futures are higher ahead of the open. on thursday, the major averages ending on some of their highest levels since the august market turmoil with sharp gains driven by positive earnings news. now closing up 320 points. the nasdaq up 79. stocks are on pace for their first four-week winning streak this year. gnc, one of the largest retailers of dietary supplements, has allegedly sold products containing two illegal synthetic drugs. the ingredients are not approved in the u.s. and are considered potential my dangerous. the suit alleges that gnc knew it was illegal as early as 2007 but chose to sell thousands of supplements containing the ingredient. gnc said these claims are without merit on a statement on
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their website. and the nation's largest auto recall may become bigger. u.s. regulators are expanding their investigation of takata air bags to now include side air bags. if the inflaters for side air bags are found to be defective, the recall will need to be widened. so far, more than 19 million cars have been recalled. at least seven people have died and 98 people have been injured in the u.s. due to the faulty takata air bags. back over to you. >> landon, thank you so much. coming up on 6:10. still ahead on "today in new york," when will a new multibillion dollar bus terminal in manhattan become reality? plus, the national league champions back in new york. how the mets are spending the days leading up to the world series. we're going to have weather and traffic on the 4s coming up as we look at the grand central
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welcome back. looking at times square on this friday morning. it is 54 degrees, 6:13 a.m. here are four things to know this morning. build-a-bear recalling more than 34ra,000 stuffed animals because of a choking hazard. it is the star bright dragon. the seam can open and expose the material inside. if you have one, you can bring it back to build-a-bear. president obama expected to be sued by nearly half of the states over his new rule to fight global warming. these are epa rules. they should be published today in the federal register. many states claim the epa is overstepping its power to enact these regulations. new york city getting a new multibillion dollar port authority bus terminal.
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replace the outdated facility on 8th avenue and 42nd street. construction is not expected to be completed until 2030. and we have a commuter alert for metro north, people who ride the hudson line this weekend. work on the new tappan zee bridge will limit service from 9:00 tonight until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. if you can use the line during those times, check the schedule because there will be changes that will affect you. >> all right. 6:14. time for weather and traffic on the 4s on this friday morning. chris, good morning. >> changes in the weather department. just a little cooler this morning. we're down to 54 degrees in town right now. a lot of 40s in the suburbs. back to sweaters and jackets. really a beautiful looking day. a friday call classic. most of the weekend dry. could see a couple showers early sunday morning. if you sleep in past 8:00, you probably miss them. next real chance for rain comes in the middle of next week. in the meantime, our school day forecast, heading to the bus stops this morning, 40s in the suburbs, 50s close to the city. recess time, getting close to 60
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degrees. dismissal time, in the upper 50s. it's breezy but bright throughout. things after school, sports, temperatures drop from the 50s. your friday night football, many of them down to chilly 40s. down to 39 now in fairfield. 47 in stratford. long island, a lot of 50 to 55. there are your 40s. we have got a clear sky right now. it's going to stay that way. these clouds toward the north are really going to dry out and break up. this is what we've been talking about this morning. if you want to look at a category 5 hurricane, this is hurricane patricia off the mexico coast. winds max 200 miles per hour. the national hurricane center is calling this the strongest return on record they've ever covered for the pacific or atlantic ocean. and it may intensify a little more before it starts to make landfall.
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these are the areas here under a hurricane warning. from that area on towards the north and northwest, this is the main brunt. there could be a 39-foot storm surge with this thing. we're talking about devastation potentially across portions of the west coast of mexico. we'll keep an eye on that over the next 12 hours or so. meantime, very quiet here. just a bright, crisp, cool day. around 60 with lots of sunshine. into tonight, we slip down into the low 40s. even a few low 30s and upper 20s well to north and west for our friday night. bundle up. as we look at the seven-day outlooking, looking good into the weekend. 59 tomorrow. cloud and showers early. a couple showers, that is, on sunday. quiet early next week. wet weather arrives late wednesday into thursday. temperatures in the low 60s. here's emily west heading out the door. >> late-running construction is what's causing a problem at the lincoln tunnel. you are looking at about a half hour wait. they have the center tube closed as they try to get those construction vehicles out of there.
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you're looking at about ten minutes at the holland. also have trouble in queens on the van wyck southbound on the ramp to the belt. you still have a lane taken up on the ramp getting to the belt. the van wyck, that backup goes to about exit 6, jamaica avenue. quite a few delays with that. you can see how heavy it is from the map. the west side highway, new crash here southbound right at 96th street. a lane is taken up. some slow downs towards the cross bronx. in new jersey, we had an earlier accident here in the local lanes. a new one just popped up. a crash in the express lanes, 78 westbound near exit 49. that is blocking the left lane. fire department activity closes the trip here on route 9 between wells avenue to prospect street. palisades parkway, construction around exit 18 to route 6. that's closing palisades parkway. you're going to go with route 6 there instead. couple things on 84. right at the tolls, a crash 84 eastbound.
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alternate side, meter rules are in effect. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> emily, thank you very much. 6:17 now. the national league champion mets are back home in new york. >> they're holding a workout today at citi field as they gear up for the fall classic. fresh off sweeping the cubs, the amazings return to citi field yesterday. they were greeted by a crowd of loud and happy fans. the world series is still several days away. the mets have time to rest up, or they can take some swings at a voluntary practice today at noon. >> i'm so proud of them. i am so proud to be a met fan. i've been a met fan all my life, 54 years. i will be a met fan for life. >> hometown rally for the amazings will be held monday at 3:00 p.m. at q gardens. the world series starts tuesday. the mets will either play kansas city or toronto. >> very exciting to see who we're going to face. we don't know yet. it will be somebody. >> for sure. 6:18 now. still ahead on "today in new
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6:22 now. breaking news. we want to get the latest on that fire station in yonkers. chopper 4 is over the scene. >> good morning. you can see that 99 cent store
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in the center part of your screen there. they're spraying water on it, trying to get hot spots. that 99 cent store, a total loss. it did spread to the mcdonald's here just to the left part. that mcdonald's also pretty much a total loss. this church, st. john's church, that 200-year-old church next door, that's what firefighters were really concerned about. they did manage to save that from any flames. we're being told there is heavy smoke damage to the inside of the church. again, no major injuries here to firefighters. just min injuries, which is good news. as i bring it back out here, you'll see plenty of streets shut down in this area. south broadway in yonkers is where the 99 cent store initially broke out. wrooel keep our eye on it for you and bring you any updates. back to you in the studio. investigators are trying to figure out what caused an explosion at a nuclear storage site in nevada.
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public safety released this cell phone video of last sunday's blast. it happened at the u.s. ecology industrial site, a low-level radioactive storage site. the explosion caused major damage, and nearby roads were temporarily closed. officials say there are no known health risks in the area. residents of a stretch of mexico's pacific coast are gearing up for the arrival of hurricane patricia. many in these resort areas are boarding up their homes and businesses. officials are warning this monster category 5 storm could become the most dangerous storm to hit this area since they began keeping records back in 1949. the u.s. government urging all americans on the coast to take shelter and to stay away from the beaches and the rough seas, which will be getting much rougher. >> chris, you were saying earlier, they're looking at winds of 185 miles an hour. >> they have now upgraded to winds of 200 miles per hour.
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this thing has the ability to intensify even more before making landfall. that's what it looks like right now from a satellite perspective. the strongest hurricane the u.s. hurricane center has ever recorded. we're talking about a monster storm. it will continue to drift towards the north. we're going to have to watch this. it's going to become a news story in the next 24 hours or so. for today around here, our weather is quiet. lots of sunshine, up around 60. it's breezy and cooler than it's been. it's downright chilly tonight. back to the heavier jackets. 42 in the city, 30s in the suburbs. you get that leather jacket out tonight. >> my mets leather jacket. >> members only. >> turn up the collar. >> pop the collar. >> all right. let's check in with emily right now. >> the construction vehicles have cleared out of the center tube of the lincoln tunnel, but you're still going to find about a 30-minute wait. still some delays there. if you can go with the holland, that's at ten minutes. if you are taking the ferries this morning, everything is running on schedule.
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the accident on the van wyck. coming up next, we have an update on breaking news out of long island. >> reporter: i'm katherine creag live in central islip where a violent robbery put two men in the hospital. one of them, his arm is nearly cut off. now police are looking for the suspect. the latest next. >> reporter: and a man wanted for stabbing his ex-girlfriend to death is hospitalized this morning after trying to take his own life. i'm tracie strahan live in midland park, new jersey, on the latest with the community's response to this crime. if you're about to head out the door, take us with you. keep watching "today in new york." download the news 4 new york app on your mobile device right now.
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now on "today in new york," breaking news out of long island, where police are searching for suspect in a brutal attack on two men. plus, what we now know about the victim in a deadly stabbing out of new jersey. and an update on former nba star lamar odom's condition as he continues treatment in california.
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good morning, everybody. 6:30 on this friday, october 23rd. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm darlene rodriguez. let's check in with chris cimino looking at the weather for this friday. >> good morning. it's a cooler morning but a quiet morning. not much going on. nice clear sky. temperatures generally between 50 and 55 around the five boroughs. around the north and west, we're finding a new 40s. most of the island and down the jersey shore between 50 and 55. a cooler start and a full day of sunshine. you would think at least well into the 60s, right? no, not so much. we've got some chilly northerly breezes that are going to bring in colder air through the day. the best we do is 60. temperatures drop again back to the 50s towards the evening hours. emily west is here if you're heading out the door. >> the west side is a tough go right now. southbound at 96th street, a crash here. this is the backup. you can find that even heavier back towards the george washington bridge. also going to find delays with
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new jersey transit. the north jersey, 15-minute delays. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> thank you very much, emily. new information about a new jersey mom murdered in a midland park neighborhood. this morning the man accused d d in the killing remains hospitalized. tracie strahan joins us with reaction. >> reporter: we just spoke to a local councilman who knew the victim, suzanne bardzell. he said a prayer vigil for peace will be held this sunday since the community is so saddened at what happened here. let's show you the photo that came into our newsroom overnight of the victim. she was 48 years old. authorities say she filed a restraining order against her former boyfriend, arthur lomando, earlier this month. the two had a history of domestic violence. lomando allegedly confronted bardzell after she pulled into her driveway here yesterday on godwin avenue, broke her left window, and stabbed her several
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he then fled into manhattan and threw himself in front of a subway train. prosecutors say lomando once worked for the nypd. take a listen. >> mr. lomando was at one time employed by the new york city police department, was separated from the new york city police department for physical and/or mental reasons. >> reporter: the bergen county prosecutor says suzanne bardzell's car was actually still running in her driveway when she was found inside. she leaves behind two teenage children. darlene, arthur lomando is actually undergoing surgery at harlem hospital. severe injuries are what he suffered to his legs and head. >> tracie, thank you. happening today, mayor de blasio is going to hold a news conference to call for changes to the state law on bail and diversion programs. it comes following the arrest of tyrone howard, accused of
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the mayor says he disagrees with the judge's decision to approve howard for a diversion program after he was arrested in a drug bust last year. meantime, police believe they have recovered a critical piece of evidence in the search for the weapon used to kill officer holder. divers are focusing their search for the gun itself in the east river. that's where they did find a bullet. they believe it may be connected to the shooting. east harlem community organized a walk yesterday to bring officers and neighbors together. >> i have two children. i have a 20-year-old daughter and a 15-year-old daughter. i'm scared for them to walk down the street. i don't know what's going to happen to them. >> officer holder will be laid to rest on next wednesday. a wake and funeral will be held today in hempstead for the young girl killed by a stray bullet. dejah joyner was inside her family's home when the bullet came through a window last friday. the 12-year-old was hit in the head and died the next day. a $75,000 reward is being
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offered for information that leads to an arrest. coming up on 6:34. time for a check of weather and traffic on the 4s. chris, as we get closer to the 7:00 a.m. hour on this friday. >> temperatures have been sliding down. a couple degrees an hour. down to 54 in the city. we've been talking about it getting progressively chillier. that will be the trend. they come back a little bit for the latter half of the weekend. it's that north to northwest wind will that's will increase, adding to the chill. we have a bright looking day. it's a chilly friday night. temperatures right now at 54 in the city. a lot of 40s in the suburbs. slowly come back through the 50s. maybe touch upon 60 around 1:00 this afternoon. rest of the seven-day forecast just ahead. here's emily west in for lauren. >> i want to give you an update with the west side highway. there's a crash southbound right near 96th street. you can see a right lane is blocked. this backup is at 153rd. really heavy starting back from
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the george washington bridge. the west side highway is going to be a very tough go this morning. also, delays on new jersey transit. new jersey coastline, 15-minute delays due to signal problems. alternate side and meter rules are in effect. more weather and traffic coming up. it's 6:35 now. in brooklyn, police say the fire that killed two people in bedford in a brownstone there was intentionally set. they're now investigating those deaths as homicides. police say an accelerant was used in the fire that tore through the hancock street building tuesday night. two were killed and two women suffered smoke inhalation. they're expected to recover. police in brooklyn are looking for suspects in connection with two armed robberies. investigators released this video. on sunday, a suspect allegedly flashed a gun and robbed the 99 cent top value discount store in brownsville. on monday, the same suspect and a second man allegedly showed a
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grocery store in east new york. if you have any information about either incident, you are asked to call police. the nypd is hoping you can help find a man accused in a terrifying assault in union square. police say the man in this surveillance video tried to rape a 63-year-old woman in the park earlier this month. he allegedly followed the woman into a bathroom and demanded that she have sex with him. the woman fought the man. investigators say she bit his hand and he ran away. if you have any information, please contact police. 6:36 now. happening today, an anonymous tipster who raised concerns about a juror who convicted former new england patriots star aaron hernandez of murder is going to be questioned in court. the lawyer for aaron hernandez says the tipster called him after he was convicted back in someone for killing odon lloyd. hernandez is allowed to go to today's hearing. prosecutors are questioning that tipster's credibility. lamar odom is back in los angeles and said to be doing considerably better each day.
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we're told the former nba star is now recovering from two emergency medical procedures that involve chest issues. his speech is also improving while undergoing aggressive therapy. odom was found unconscious in a nevada brothel last week after days of alleged drug and alcohol use. still ahead here on "today in new york," a thief with some very expensive taste when it comes to wine. this surveillance video, investigators hope, will lead to the man behind multiple wine heists. and a surprise delivery that police in new jersey are inviting the sender to come claim. also ahead, weather and traffic on the 4s coming up.
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welcome back. it is 6:40. we're going to check in once again with chopper 4 and ed hughes over the scene of this five-alarm fire in yonkers. this is near getty square, we understand. >> that is correct. this is number 5 south broadway in yonkers. the 99 cent store totally gutted. this fire started about 11:00 last night. also spread to the mcdonald's next door. their main concern is you will see 200-year-old st. john's church right next door. they wanted to save that from any flame damage. they managed to do that, but there is smoke damage to the church on unfortunately. no major injuries here. just minor injuries to some firefighters. you see will see plenty of streets are shut down in the area. we'll continue to keep you up to date. you definitely want to stay away from this area as firefighters
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reporting live over yonkers, i'm ed hughes. let's go back down to the studio. >> ed, thank you. 6:41 right how it. a thief with some very expensive taste in wine is making the rounds in our part of the country. >> surveillance video shows him stealing a $4800 bottle of wine from a restaurant in connecticut last monday. he's believed to be the person, the same person who stole a $200 bottle of wine from a store in bloomfield back in august. investigators say they've also linked him to similar crimeb in rhode island, new york, and new jersey. certainly he knows what he's looking for. this was a surprise delivery in new jersey for a haslet township homeowner. a mysterious package with 50 pounds of marijuana showed up at the front door. the homeowner called police, they took the drugs. then authorities posted a message on facebook inviting the intended owner of those drugs to come down and claim the package at police headquarters.
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one has taken them up on that offer. >> shocking. federal agents in california made a massive drug bust near the border with mexico. homeland security officials raided a sophisticated drug tunnel on thursday. that's not all. they also found 12 tons of marijuana and arrested 16 people. the 35 0-foot tunnel had a lighting system and ventilation. it was hidden in a san diego carpet store. these tunnels aren't new, a:though. there's some hollywood heavy hitters hitting the theaters this weekend. >> one movie is about a rock star chef. another about rocking the kasbah. >> we're going to start with the chef. that's bradley cooper. he's a chef who goes down in flames. the movie is called "burnt." bill murray returns to the big screen as a rock band manager marooned in afghanistan. there's also the creepy "paranormal activity: ghost dimension" that opens along with
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"last witch hunter." >> i saw " suffragette" recently. >> is it scary? >> no, it's about the women's right to vote. >> not scary at all. we support suffragettes. >> i know you do. >> big fan of susan b. anthony. put her on the $10 bill right now. let's skip into the weather this morning and save michael. we've got some gusty breezes. notice the flags starting to increase, moving around a little more. that's going to be the trend through the day as this chillier air starts to push in. we've lost a few degrees through the morning. we're down to 54. sky is nice and clear. it's going to be a bright day. kind of a fall classic, deep blue sky, lots of sunshine. temperatures in the 50s to near 60. most of the weekend is quiet and dry. maybe a couple showers early sunday morning. next real significant rainmaker
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perhaps by the middle of next week late wednesday into thursday. in the meantime, temperatures cooling to the 40s in our nern northwestern suburbs. oakland an even 50. down to 54 in the park. most folks between 50 and 55 from the city on east and south along the jersey shore. there's the clear sky overhead. clouds well to the north and west. these will dry out as the air continues to sink. that'll continue over the next few hours. meantime, all eyes on the pacific and the west coast of mexico. this is hurricane patricia. the strongest hurricane ever recorded by the national hurricane center in the eastern pacific or atlantic since they've been keeping records. max winds with this now at 200 miles per hour. currently moving north-northwest at 12. it's located about 160 miles south-southwest of manzanillo, mexico. it will make landfall and dissipate over the mountains here. over the mountains, while the winds come down considerably, there will be tremendous amounts of rainfall. again, mudslides and landslides going to be an issue. this is going to be a big news
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story. some of this moisture may then get caught up by another storm off the texas coast and get drawn into the u.s. eventually. so this is going to be an interesting storm to say the least. here's your warning area along the west coast. i want to emphasize west coast of mexico. for today, it's bright, crisp, cool. about 60 degrees should do it. into tonight, we head to the low 40s. upper 50s tomorrow. there's your rain threat. a couple showers sunday morning. then some afternoon sun, 64. we're upper 50s monday and tuesday. increasing clouds wednesday. the wet weather wednesday night into thursday with temperatures in the low 60s. a little after 6:46. here's emily west. >> that crash did clear on the van wyck southbound on the ramp to the belt. but look at the van wyck. heavy both ways. take a live look at the gowanus where that's really heavy. heading through industry city, it is a very busy ride. there is a reason for that. i'll show you why. there is a crash right near atlantic avenue. on the bqe, that's in the center lane with where that backup
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going to be a slow go there. another slow go is the west side highway. crash southbound at 96th street, which takes up the right lane. this is a look at 153rd. you can see that backup. it's really slow. those delays continue up toward the george washington bridge with the west side highway. still we've got about 20 minutes. upper level delays at the george. 45 minutes at lincoln due to late-running road work. turnpike approach to the holland, 20 minutes. route 1-9 will take you about ten minutes this morning. also, north jersey coastline, new jersey transit, 15-minute delays due to signal problems. ferries, no problems for your friday morning ride. alternate side, meter rules are in effect. back to you. >> emily, thanks very much. 6:47 now. the play that could go down as the college football play of the year. a closer look at this after the break. don't forget, follow us on facebook and twitter.
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beautiful view looking downtown from the top of the rock. the nurse who tried to fight quu arantine in new jersey is now suing for allegedly being held against her will. kaci hickox was stopped at newark liberty airport after coming into contact with ebola patients in africa last year. she says she was detained and questioned for several hours before being ordered to stay in quarantine in a tent. hickox said she didn't have any symptoms. she's now suing governor christie and state health officials. >> when you choose to detain someone out of fear, then that's discrimination. and it's not based on any
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constitutional law. >> governor christie and the department of health in new jersey say they cannot comment because it's a legal matter. now it's up to new jersey's assembly to hand governor chris christie the first override of one of his vetoes. the state mustered enough votes for an override. it would allow police to tell judges whether a person is trying to erase their mental health records in order to buy a gun. there are reports now that debris from a cargo ship that sunk during hurricane joaquin has been washing up in the bahamas. a container fragment from the ship has been recovered on exuma island. residents have been collecting personal items and toiletries believed to be from the ship. the ntsb says there's no official confirmation about the debris. 33 crew members died when that ship went down. 6:52. the "today" show is coming up. we'll check in with savannah and carson, see what's ahead. >> good morning.
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>> good morning, guys. coming up, the takeaway from hillary clinton's marathon testimony on the benghazi attack. did she say enough to put the issue behind her for the rest of the presidential campaign? and on the republican side, what donald trump is saying about a new poll that shows he slipped into second place in one key battleground state. those stories plus a live concert on the plaza from country superstar krar carrie underwood. she's going to sing, looks fantastic, has a new record. >> i love her. love. >> we have it all in just a few minutes. >> love carrie underwood. >> she's fabulous. we can see the crowds outside from here. >> she's amazing. it was another one of those thing where is the crowds are lined up this morning and the black car rolls up and i get out and everyone is like, ugh. >> no, that's not true. >> you're not carrie. >> savannah has a whole burch of fans. i hear from them all the time. >> we do. >> stop it some more. >> you too, carson. >> thank you, sweetie. >> kisses to both of you. >> thank you, guys. okay.
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so this could go down as college football play of the year. georgia southern's quarterback kevin ellison flips over the defender. that gave georgia southern the early lead. the two schools play, darlene, in the sun belt conference. wow. >> that was a good one. >> glad he's okay because he came down on his back. >> absolutely. we'll be back with today's top stories and a check of weather and traffic. 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
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we want top return to breaking news on long island where police are searching for a suspect in a very violent attack. >> katherine creag is there with more. kat? >> reporter: darlene and michael, police tell us there may be more than one suspect in this horrifying attack. 2:00 in the morning is when it happened here on oakland avenue. the attack so violent, one of the robbery victims, as he was defending himself, raised his arm up. it was almost cut off right below the elbow. he's in surgery right now trying to get that arm reattached. he and another man were in an suv as the suspect approached them. again, oakland avenue near motor parkway. the suspect used a large knife, possibly a machete, in attacking the victims. he got away with a cell phone, jewelry, and cash. police are looking for him and possibly other suspects right now. back to you. >> all right, kat. thank you.
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the latest on a deadly stabbing out of new jersey. tracie? >> reporter: authorities tell us arthur lomando remains hospitalized at this hour. they say he tried to take his own life after stabbing his ex-girlfriend to death. that woman is seen in this photo. her name, suzanne bardzell. the prosecutor tells us her car was still running in the driveway when her body was discovered stabbed to death inside of it. lomando, who she filed a restraining order against earlier in the month, was waiting for her, confronted her in the driveway, broke her left window, then attacked her with a very large machete-type of knife. lomando remains at harlem hospital with severe injuries to both his leg and head after throwing himself in front of a subway train inman manhattan. >> tracie, thank you. emily? >> heavy delays it on the gowanus due to a crash on the bqe. really slow traveling through industry city. you can see right there really how heavy it is. it is busy due to a crash up
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ahead on the bqe right near atlantic avenue. so a big slowdown there. you're also going to find delays on the west side highway this morning. there's a crash southbound right near 96th street. the camera you're looking at is at 153rd. we've got a big backup there. it continues to stretch back on to the george washington bridge this morning. also going to find delays new jersey transit. about 30 minutes now north jersey coastline. that's due to signal problems this morning. again, you're going to find a busy go there. >> all right. thank you very much, em. one more check of the weather. >> it's pretty quiet. just a little cooler this morning. temperatures down in the 50s and 40s. it'll feel more like fall because it's fall. lots of sunshine, breezy throughout. 60 today. low 40s tonight. 30s in the suburbs. tomorrow, upper 50s. again, sunny start. some clouds later in the day tomorrow, but it's a dry day. saturday night looks good. a few showers very early sunday morning. most cases before 9:00 a.m. partial sun in the afternoon. 64 degrees.
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