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game one is any indication, the world series will already be a classic. wild night in kansas city from the very first inning. >> it is escobar. he swings, hits it into left
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it is dropped. cespedes couldn't make the catch! how abou yet thar effort? digging around third. >> matt harvey threw the royals, hitting an inside-the-park home run. first of the world series since 1929. that was just the beginning. new york's jen maxfield is at citi field. i hope you didn't stay up for the whole 14 innings. you would be late for work this morning. >> reporter: that's right. some of us caught some of the game before coming in to work today. you said it was a special night. well, it was also one for the record books this morning. at is how long that game went. the longest game one in a world series ever at 5:09 long. this disappointing 5-4 loss for the mes who vowed to come back and tie up this series in game two in kansas city. another thing that made this a
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watched at home endured technical difficulties when the fox feed went black. when escobar hit an inside-the-park home run on a very first pitch from matt halvevy. they were leading 4-3 in the eighth but the royals tied it up, sending the game into extra innings, a lot of them. the game went on for 14 innings until hosmer scored taking the royals to a 5-4 victory. onatly thing missing from this game is a home run froms aniel murphy, who had hit a record 6 home runs in postseason games. >> we knew it wasn't going to be easy. these are tough hurdles we're going to have to clear if we expect to win this thing. >> reporter: gam two is tonight in kansas city. jacob degrom on the mound for
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the royals. such a memorable game in so many ways last night and into this morning. it will be hard to top that. now back to you in the studio. >> jen, thank you so much. a remarkable and really heartbreaking stories that came from the royals on the dugout. starting pitcher lost his father hours before the game but he didn't know it. he pitched six innings for the royals. his father pass add way in the dominican republic. he had a history of heart problems. according to the royals manager, lquez's family did not want to me. ir only revealed the news after he came off the mound. mets have one famous fan that made the trip to kansas city. governor andrew cuomo met with the nager and some of the players before the game. heop said he wanted to let them know all of new york supports them. kruchlt omo was born in queens. his late father played one year of minor league baseball in the
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pirates organization. our coverage continues online. head to nbcnew york.com and send us your mets pictures. mario cuomo used to say if his baseball career had gone differently it would be a whole different story for new york state. >> what would you prefer, a politician or a major league baseball player? >> i think i have the answer for that. very competitive back in those days. they didn't have as many teams so less jobs were available. milder temperatures, low 50s in and around the city. secau secaucus is 54. even the distance suburbs, low 40s. no 30s or 20s, nothing like that. east to southeasterly wind will continue to bring in moisture from off the atlantic. storm off the south and west.
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filling in now into mercer county, edging toward the lower middlesex county as well. rain will pick up and ramp up in intensity as we go through date today. 55 right now in the city. climbing into the low 60s by noon. the wind ramps up as well. winds gusting 3 to 40 miles an hour as well. details on the forecast ahead. details on the commute, right now. here is lauren. we've seen spotty delays on the roads becaufo of construction. a lot have eased out. a couple of details, m9, m 101, m102 and m103. nj transit and path. trains pulling out of the stations all doing fine and alternate side parking rules are in effect today. >> lauren, thank you. >>he> somber ceremony takes place in queens. thousands will attend the
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officer randolph holder. katherine creag is live. kat? >> reporter: more steel barricades around this area and blue ribbons on the trees as you see there. they're t ing away cars in this immediate area. we want to show y the services for the wake for officer holder. hundreds were here saying good-bye to the 33-year-old police officer. the cathedral will be filled with mourners to say good-bye to the 33-year-old officer. many remembered his dedication to his job, his smile, how humble he was. officer holder's supervisor talked about the young policeman. >> we loay one of our valent officers, who was doing what we ckasked him to do each and eved day. >> reporter: we want to show you
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this office. tracked in this atf office you see there, news 4 investigates learned the gun was originally i rchased in 2008 in south carolina. it's still being investigated, dar darlene, exactly how it ended up in east harlem. here at the site where the funeral will be later this afternoon, we do expect hundreds upon -- and also thousands of people gathering inside ma the church but also out here on the street. back to you, darlene. >> thank you very much, katherine creag. you can watch the funeral service this afternoon. we will be streamingd t live at 00. new this morning, police ha dve arrest aid suspect they say shot and kilhed a good samaritan who tried to stop a car thief. brian aponte faces murder charges, shooting three people, including a 13-year-old girl on her way to school. mike matuziak was killed while trying to stop him from stealing a minivan.
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he just start aid job near. searching for two thieves in a string of late-night robberies. take a good look at this su mspect. they say he and another man started their crime spree in august at a corner groceryestore in sheep's head bay. the clerk will said he was robbed at gun point. >> there's a gun. give me money. >> police say the two men struck on flushing avenue in queens and vektry boulevard in staten island. in each case the robberies happened after 10:30 at night. city hall not giving up on its attempt to ban those phone coktainers, ban struck down by a manhattan judge. now the city's lawyers are trying to appeal that decision to a higher court. they're saying it can't be recycled in a way that's economically sound.
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wall greens is buying up rite aid for $9.4 billion. it will be scrutinized by anti-trust regulators. apple reported its quarterly rnings, now sitting on a dstockpile of $206 billion in cash. >> wow! >> up 33% from a year ago. apple also reported a quarterly profit of $1.96 a share which beat investor estimates. thu'ey now have enough money to pay every american $646. that figure is close to the cost an iphone. >> okay. >> doing pretty well. >> hopefully, they'll turn things around there. >> hope so. 5:10 now. just ahead, this is a mug shot of an infamous, international criminal. what police bust this had ed this 85-year-old doing. focus of a federal investigation. you've seen this but police say
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in this video. tracking rough weather. we'll have weather and traffic on the 4s. you're watchingk"today in new
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it's 5:14. four things to know, general motors recalling nearly $1.5 million because of an oil leak .t can cause an engine fire. all the details listed on our website, nbcnew york.com. ashton carter says the u.s. will use troops on the ground in the fight against isis in iraq and syria. carter talked about the strategy shift while testifying before the senate armed serves committee. today, prince harry will be in washington. he is promoting the aninvictus games, competition feature ing ing wounded warriors. will meet wish president obama at the white house this rnins game one of the world series lasted into the morning. it went 14 innings, more than five hours of playing time.
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buoct tonight, met also send jacob degrom to the ground -- to the mound. hopefully not to the ground. >> hey, hey, hey. >> in hopes of evening things up. >> they were saying kansas city basically had said in immediate interviews for the last three months they've been swinging at the first pitch. and when they did that, they had an 85% chance of winning the game. sure enough yesterday, that's what they did. >> right. >> so harvey laid a fastball on that first pitch. i think we'll figure this one out before the series is done. thg ey weren't blown away. >> right. ar>> they were in it the entire ga inme actually. i'm looking forward to degrom shutting them down. that's my hope. we're ing ou look at getting rid of the rain but that's probably got going to happen. prevailing and easterly fetch today. coastal flooding at times at high tide. coastal flooding high tide this morning up until early this afternoon.
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another cycle again later tonight. buett maybe up to a foot to foot and a half above normal, above astronomical high tide. that could lead to minor flooding and beachborosion, too. rainfall totals, 1 to 3" on average, one to two common, three isolated spots. that would be where the heavier thunderstorms, perhaps, form. wind gusts, the other side of this storm. noontime up against the coastline, 30, 40 miles an hour. ybe even in the city, excess of 35, 40 miles an hour. frevening hours, wind gusts near 50 miles in asbry park. and then overnight, winds start to come down so that by tomorrow morning it's much dwighter and the rain will have pled out which then as well. mid and upper 50s. and a few upper 40s north and west. evalerybody headed generally in the 60s this afternoon. we're heading into this,2, wall of water approaching us from
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he south and west. for the morning, shower ctivity light, spotty, intermittent t gets steadier late morning and afternoon and periods of rain come on through in heavier waves from time to time. evening commute. that looks to be where the heavier rain will be. few drenching showers and thunderstorms tonight. low temperature, only 63. with the starting point of 63 tomorrow morning even as the system pulls away, a warm breeze ckin. looking at 73 tomorrow. no rain or drizzle, anything like that to worry about. just clear. it will be on the chillycside. turning chillier during the game. hopefully, the mets bats get heavier, though. clearing up, halloween looks good. sunday for the marathon, nice, 64. clouds roll in next week with a few more showers in the 60s. >>is stroll, roll. they sound similar.
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good morning, everyone. no major problems on the roads. we have the jackie robinson parkway shut down over to forest park drive. it's not really backing anything up on to grand central parkway. something to take note of. take a live look outside. we'll show you what the go nus looks like, mo itving along nicely. delays heading into the brooklyn bridge area are not so bad yet either. we'll head over to new jersey. route 3. smooth sailing out there. pretty city in the background. new jersey overall in fantastic shape right now. alternate side parking rules are in effect today. more weather and raffic on the 4s. >> thank you, lauren. new in rmation about the shocking scene inside a south carolina classroom. "today in new york's" care kerry barrett has more. >> the police department that is involved in this investigation,
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we're learning that the investigation should be finished today. there's a third video that shows this girl taking a swing at the officer before all of this went down. that video hasn't been released st yet. before it is, we'll get it to you. this incident, of course, took place monday in spring valley high in south carolina. this girl appar tly refused her teachers and another administrator's multiple requests to put her cell phone away during class. that's what he they called in the resource officer, officer ben fields. when she refused to go with him and allegedly took a swing at him, after he put a hand on her, at's when this whole thing escalated. >> totally on his actions. did he follow proper procedures and ad he do the right thing that we're trained for him to do? that's what i'll look at. our investigation is just about complete. >> the officer has been suspended without pay pending results of the investigation. however the sheriff, the guy you just heard from, said he doesn't believe this is a racial issue.
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he notes that officer fields has be dating an african-american woman for quite some time. the parents association says they're outraged, saying this is entirely unacceptable. we should note as well that this officer has been the target of three lawsuits before, allegin excessive force and racial buy as. two of them were dismissed. thode third case set for trial in january. now excelled student claims officer fields was targeting african-american studento accusing them of criminal tivity. more as we get it. michael? >> kerry, thank you very much. international jewel thief is under arrest ag nst, six decade yos after she swiped her first diamond. 85-year-old doris payne was arrested in atlanta after she allegedly walked out of a eaks fifth avenue store for stealing eaharrings. she was the subject of a 2013 documentary. >> all right.
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keeping a low profile. >> clearly not. 5:21. nasa is going somewhegs they've never gone before. as if we needed the reason, celebration of the sweet tooth toy. >> that's fantastic. follow your "today in new york" team on facebook and twitter. it'll be here before you know it. hello, halloween. it's the one night
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5:23 right now. it is out of this world. >> wow! >> warm ocean as big as lake superior is believed to be inside saturn's moon under an icy crust. nasa's cisini probe will map it out after making a pass over the. itd contains water vapor and organic molecules. nasa wants to know if hydrogen iso theretos well. if it is, the chances are better of finding simple forms of life. we all have a love of chocolate. now there's a day to celebrate it. >> if you need an excuse for wthat pick-me-up today, we want you to it is national chocolate day. the day america celebrates all things chocolate. we really do love our chock late according to data, americans
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will consume 18% of the world's chocolate or around $18 billion worth. americans. just us. that's more than all of the .asian pacific area combined. >> wow! >> iwdon't know if we should be asr hamed or proud. >> we're number one. >> we're number one, okay? >> i love it. i have to say in my house i have a stash and nobody knows where it is. my daughter kne s. >> they're going through it right now. >> they're rifling through my things right now. >> i can't rememberhe last day that i did not have a piece of chocolate. >> just one, right? >> and dark chocolate. when i was a kid, hated dark chocolate. >> the hershey, the special dark. nobody ate that. >> the ones that were always left. crackles went and everything else. >> yes, mr. good bar. >> thinking halloween right now. thinking umbrellas and rain, unfortunately. we have to think weather. we have to get back to this. this is what we get paid for. heavier lane off to the south and west. starting to fill in. it will get in here later on in e day and evening.
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morning hours generally a lighter rain. the other thing is, don't take along that flimsy umbrella unless you want it to a casualty. wind will increase gusting over 40 miles an hour this afternoon. it's mild tonight, in the mid 60s. heavy downpours are possible tonight. with that, there could be local street and highway flooding. a lot of the leaves falling, make sure the catch basin is cleared away. >> makes it extra slippery on the roads. >> making those turns, yep. not slick on the road this moderning. we like that. inab roxbury, new jersey, first accident. not causing too much of a problem yet. it's quiet outside. we'll show you what those roads look like. fdr drive road delays because of construction triborough bridge. things are still moving along nicely. 5:26. just ahead, the world series moment that started the #technicaldifficulties.
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today, thousands will pay their respects to a fallen
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officer. randolph holder's funeral takes place in queens. also this morning, wicked weather is on the way. storm team 4 tracking rain and wind. and heartbreaker. record books but come up short. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everyone. it's wednesday morning. it's a tough morning for mets fans. october 28th. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. storm team 4's chris cimino is here with the forecast. chris, we're just looking ahead to game two. >> a loss is a loss. it's done. doesn't matter how painful it was. oh, gosh. i'm going to make it. we've got some winning weather not heading our way for today. fortunately they're playing out in kansas city and not here because we're dealing with some heavier rain that will gradually fill on in as we go through the late morning and afternoon. this morning most of the rain on storm tracker is light. the bigger picture reveals there's more of it sitting toward the south and west. all of this has to pivot on through. we've got an extensive period of rain heading our way and heavier rain at times, especially later this afternoon and thechb is evening.
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the morning commute, just a little damp. 55 degrees. we climb into the 60s. we go from breezy to windy. we could see gusts of 45 and 50 miles an hour. let's get an update on the commuter. here's lauren. >> overall, the commute is in good shape. some delays on fdr because of construction. otherwise, free and clear. we're going to take a live look outside at the long island expressway. this by exit 37 in nassau county. smooth sailing there. long island in great shape overall. heading to the inbound side of the lincoln tunnel, also moving nicely. all of your hudson river crossings are moving along without any delays just yet. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you. 5:31 right now. this morning mets fans are recovering from a five-hour emotional roller coaster ride. game one of the world series lasted 14 nail-biting innings. news 4's bruce beck is in kansas city. >> reporter: game one of the
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world series was a marathon. five hours and nine minutes, the second longest game in the history of the fall classic. after the first time this postseason, the mets find themselves trailing in a series. the mets handed the ball to closer familia for a four-out save. with one out in the ninth, alex gordon crushes his fastball to dead center to tie the ball game at 4-4. it was familia's first blown save in three months. it stayed tied into the 14th inning. with the bases loaded, eric hosmer lofts a fly ball to right. curtis granderson makes the catch and a strong throw home, but escobar beats the throw by a step. the royals win the game 5-4. here's some postgame reaction. >> david, how disappointing is this loss, especially considering it was five hours and it was such a gut check. >> well, the great thing is we got a chance tomorrow. i think that's the beautiful
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you can have a tough loss like this today and bounce back tomorrow and, you know, hopefully get the "w." >> what about this game being a five-hour-plus game? does it make the loss more devastating? >> no, i think it would have hurt if we played it in 20 minutes or in five hours. get ready for tomorrow. >> reporter: the mets' star closer proved to be vincible, but now the mets' ace, who's been invincible in the postseason, has a chance to get the team even. darlene and michael, jacob degrom is a good guy to lean to when you really need a win. game two is tonight. >> all right. fans watching the game saw fox's broadcast go down in the fourth inning. they lost power in their media compound at 9:19. only one at-bat was missed. fox did go to their studio then switched to mlb's feed of the game. however, there was a five-minute delay. that's because umpires had to get the approval from both managers that there would be in
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>> you see joe there. he's the last word now on some of these rule making decisions. long island's own billy joel will be singing the national anthem before the first ever world series game at citi field. >> joel and the mets have a long-stranded relationship. " " "piano man" is a sing along favorite. he even sang "meet the mets" during a concert last week. our coverage of the world series continues online. head to nbcnewyork.com for more on game one and to send us your mets pictures, or you can download our 4 new york app. 5:34 right now. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. chris, you brought the history to us when you said in '69 and '86 they also lost game one. >> game one, yeah. absolutely. >> so we're right where we need to be. >> of course, in 2002 -- never mind. >> that's okay. it can happen. >> they can turn this thing around. i think they will.
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i still feel confident about it. it was just as lot of sleepy, sleepy people this morning. met fans were dealing with a nasty day too. you hope we would get bright sunshine to lift your spirits. not going to happen. light rain in and around the city right now. heavier showers starting to show up in ocean county. the rain will start to fill in and get more intense. temperatures certainly not as chilly this morning as recent mornings. rain develops during the morning commute. relatively light. a few gustier, heavier showers. wind gusts could get up to 40, 45 miles per hour, if not higher, especially along the coast. let's find out if the commute is still rolling along okay. >> let's talk about mass transit. a couple bus detours this morning. m-9, m-101, m-102, and m-103. metro north, lirr, nj transit, path, and subways all running without delays or service
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changes. and you need to move your car today. we'll have your next weather and traffic update on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you very much. today, a sea of blue will descend on queens as thousands will gather there to say good-bye to a fallen nypd officer, randolph holder. katherine creag is in jamaica where people are gathering. >> reporter: and michael, police officers are already here, even at this early hour. they have an assignment, a duty to clear this area and prepare it for the many, many people, the crowds who will gather in the church and also pour out into the street because thousands are expected for this funeral. those officers around here, they look so grief stricken. it has been such a somber time for the nypd. in fact, fellow policemen brought the body of officer holder here to this church for the wake yesterday. the greater allen ame cathedral will be filled with mourners to say good-bye this afternoon to the 33-year-old policeman. crowds are expected to pour out into the surrounding streets.
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from around the country. at his wake, many remembers officer holder's dedication to his job, his smile, that he loved and took care of his family. a mourner told us he gave so much to this city. >> we just come to support because he's guyanese and new york's bravest. >> reporter: and the president of the detectives union said something to poignant. he said officer holder came here to risk he is life and make a difference. officer holder will be buried in guyana, where he grew up. that is where his father and grandfather also served as policemen. >> right. he had followed in the footsteps. thank you so much, kat. you can watch coverage of officer randolph holder's funeral services this afternoon at 3:00. we'll be streaming it at that time on nbcnewyork.com. 5:37 right now. new this morning, police searching for four suspects they
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say robbed food cart vendors at gunpoint in brooklyn and queens. here's some surveillance video of the suspects. police say they held up food carts in south ozone park and east new york last wednesday and thursday. in all, they got away with about $700. a veteran new jersey state trooper whose duties included security detail for president obama is accused of driving drunk while behind the wheel of his patrol car. trooper michael roadside rear ended a car at a rest stop on the garden state parkway monday. according to the charges, when state police showed up, they found an open bottle of alcohol and empty beer cans in his car. the 51-year-old was suspended without pay, stripped of his weapon pending an internal investigation. we're getting answers this morning from the brooklyn school where a 7-year-old girl choked on food and is now left brain dead. she remains on life support after the incident last week. the department of education says, quote, we believe the principal and faculty responded
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swiftly to the emergency, notifying 911 and the student's family immediately. her family accuses the school of waiting too long to call 911 for help. >> they hiding something. and it's not right. they wasn't trying to hide nothing, my baby would have been saved. >> someone had flagged down a paramedic from a private ambulance company in the area to help, but he says the girl was already blue when he arrived. the nypd says they have a record of one 911 call, but it is unclear how much time lapsed before that call was made. 5:39 now. tonight's gop presidential debate could be a heated one now that the polls are shaking up the race. dr. ben carson now leading donald trump 27 to 23 nationwide. yesterday trump told iowa voters to, quote, get your numbers up, please. at tonight's debate, which is in colorado, trump does remain at center stage. you can catch it on cnbc. it's going to start at 8:00 p.m.
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and it's 5:39. today could be paul ryan's day in the spot light on capitol hill. his fellow republicans are expected to nominate him as the next speaker of the house. that would clear the way for a confirmation vote tomorrow. today the house could also pass a two-year budget deal. and the senate could approve legislation tomorrow that could impact the safety of your ride to work. it's related to the deadly metro north crash in the bronx. experts say that crash could have been prevented by positive train control, an automatic braking system. yesterday the house voted to extend the deadline to install that system to the end of 2018. it was supposed to be in place in two months. 5:40 right now. ahead, the famous actor who's taking on a new role with the city of new york. plus, the protests takes place outside the new jersey state house on the eve of the anniversary of sandy. and chris says leave the flimsy umbrella at home.
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you need the strong umbrella, the kevlar umbrella. weather and traffic on the 4s coming up.
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hottest show on broadway right there. it's the broadway musical "hamilton." puts a spin on history. now thousands of new york city students will be able to see it for just $10. the rockefeller foundation teamed up with the producers of the show to pay for matinee tickets for high school juniors in our area. we're saying how great this is. not only the show on broadway right now, but what a great introduction for these kids to both history and the broadway experience. >> you really can't imagine something better to get kids involved and interested and engaged and excited about history. so we're all for it. >> i'm sure it'll inspire some kids to get interested in playwriting and acting. always nice to expose them to stuff like that. absolutely. don't watch the mets until 1:00 in the morning. don't expose them to that. in the meantime, hopefully better news there, but not so much in our weather this morning. rain is starting to break out across the area. it's generally light, moving
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the wind, you see the flags moving a little bit. later today they're going to be whipping around. talking about wind gusts of 40 miles an hour or higher at times, especially up against the coast. 55, cloudy. a bit of light rain falling right now. weather headlines, we're dealing with on-and-off rain today, getting heavier at times with late-day and evening thunderstorms. in the city we could see gusts get over 40 miles an hour. tomorrow this system exits. behind it, at least for a day, we get a nice warm breeze. temperatures briefly into the 70s. coastal flooding advisories in effect. times of high tide this morning into early afternoon. about a foot to a foot and a half above astronomical high tide. so minor beach erosion possible. rainfall totals on average between 1 to 2 inches between the entire tri-state area. there could be locally higher amounts. potentially over 2 inches in some spots.
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street and highway flooding. by noon today, a lot of areas over 30 marm iles an hour, including the city. along the shore, gusts of over 40 miles an hour. we move forward in time, gusts reach 50 at times along the shore. you can see the gusts slowly coming down as we move forward in time to tomorrow morning. so it will gradually improve. today and tonight it's going to be a rough one out there. temperatures low and mid-50s around the boroughs. what you need today is the rain gear, the strong, sturdy umbrella. if no umbrella at all, have a good hoodie that can keep you dry. right now the rain is light in nature. what you see this morning, don't think that's the way the whole day is going to play out. rain develops. stormiest and wettest for the evening commute. a mild 66. rain overnight, drenching thunderstorms possible. it's warmer tomorrow.
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sunshine peeks out in the afternoon with 73 degrees the expected high. it cools down by friday. 64 for the marathon on sunday. more showers perhaps early next week. almost 5:47. let's find out about the commute from lauren. >> thanks, chris. just a couple problems out there on the roads. we'll head over to the bqe. every day we talk about the bqe. there's a disabled vehicle heading eastbound right by the long island expressway in the left lane. delays will start to build out there. i'll continue to keep you posted on that. we also have some delays southbound on route 17 because of road work out there between midland avenue and century road. two lanes are shut down for just a little bit longer. you can see it is a slow ride heading into midland avenue. new jersey commuters, watch out for that. also watch out for a disabled truck coming off 78 westbound on the ramp to exit 36. king george road. that blocks at least a lane. in better news, we'll take a look outside at the tappan zee bridge. if you're headed to westchester or rockland counties, you're in
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alternate side rules in effect today. more weather and traffic ahead. >> lauren, thank you. 5:47 right now. tomorrow marks three years since hurricane sandy hit. victims out of their homes are marking the anniversary with a protest. they're gathered outside the state house in trenton. they say the state is not doing enough to help them. many blame governor christie, who they say has forgotten about them. meanwhile, mayor de blasio is applauding the work being done to help sandy victims in new york city. he said the city's build it back program has helped in the rebuilding of nearly 1900 homes and more than 5,000 people have received reimbursement checks. the mayor says when he took office in 2014, more than a year after sandy hit, the program had not started construction on any houses. well, more than a thousand school bus drivers on long island are wake up to a new contract this morning. it's a tentative agreement reached last week with with the bowman bus company. it was approved by 84% of the drivers. the deal does prevent a walkout.
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as 15,000 students. a new law aims to put a stop to unwanted advertisements sent to your cell phone. we've all gotten these. governor christie says he signed a law banning unsolicited advertisements by text in new jersey. they say the messages also cost cell phone users money since they're often paying for texts they don't want. on long island, suffolk county's chief of police james burke is retiring at the end of the month. his lawyer insists it's not nothing to do with a renewed grand jury investigation. prosecutors are looking at accusations that burke beat a suspect who was accused of stealing his duffel bag. and in new jersey, john mulanelli could soon be out of his job as bergen county prosecutor.
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the bergen record he intends to remain at his post for a while. this week the citi sharing bike could mark a record. they've logged nearly 8 million rides. that's close to last year's record with two months to go. actor steve buscemi is being asked to help ways to strengthen new york's art and cultural committee. he's one of the new appointees to the commission. the commission is tasked with advising the department of cultural affairs on issues relating to the city's cultural life. it includes everything from securing funding for projects to helping artists find affordable housing here in new york. well, there's good news for the giants defense. defensive end jason pierre-paul is returning to the team. he posted this picture of himself online signing a contract with big blue. a big smile there. it'll be a few weeks before he's playing in games, though.
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in july he severely injured his hand in a fireworks accident at his florida home. coming up on a 5:51. just ahead, jimmy fallon the ride. the big announcement on "the tonight show." plus, undercover in plain sight. why a police officer posed as a homeless man on the side of a busy road. and don't forget, follow us on facebook and twitter, michaelg4ny, darlene4ny. you're watching "today in new
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live look there at rockefeller plaza. 5:54 right now. on "the tonight show" starring jimmy fallon, jimmy made a big announcement. >> we're going to have our very own ride at universal orlando resort. now, this is serious. this is real. it's called race through new york starring jimmy fallon. best part of the whole thing -- >> is what? >> on the way out, there's a gift shop. you can buy a t-shirt for $200. >> really? >> now, this is for real. universal orlando says the ride will take you through the streets and skies of new york city. >> awesome. he's probably narrating. >> doesn't she need a ride? >> lauren could give those rides. she could take everybody around
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>> the l.i.e. ride. >> scala-vision. >> jimmy will be narrating, lauren can do the traffic reports. >> that works. but at rock center, the christmas thing, they do that ride through. i'm sure it's going to be steps above that. looking forward to that. wherever you're going around the new york city area today, take along the rain gear. light rain falling in and around the city. some of the heavier showers just beginning to break out south of us across new jersey into ocean county and further south of there. all of this will start to fill in and move in our direction as we go through the day. while the rain may start out relatively light, it will pick up in intensity. some gusty thunderstorms are possible. the wind will howl later this afternoon in particular. mild, that's the up chute here. wind and rain tonight that should end toward tomorrow morning. by tomorrow afternoon, we're looking at sunshine and 70s. >> wow.
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>> i like that a lot. hey, lauren. >> and i like the commute for our rail commuters a lot this morning. metro north, lirr, nj transit s path, and subways running without delays or service changes. we are seeing some delays on the roads. we'll look at the southern state parkway. this is by exit 21, nassau road. a little slow going as you come around the bend here westbound. just pockets of delays in this area. no major problems. i'll have details coming up. >> lauren, thank you so much. 5:56 right now. police in maryland using an unusual method to catch distracted drivers. >> in lane one, you have a silver rav 4. she was reading while driving. she also wasn't wearing her seat belt. >> a police officer. well, it looks like he's posing as a homeless person. his sign says otherwise. he was there to catch people texting and driving. his sign is clear. those not paying attention wouldn't notice. >> we're seeing more and more as we pull cell phone records that there's distracted driver related deaths because people
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will not put their phones down. >> drivers using cell phones are three times more likely to get into crashes according to transportation research. so that's a pretty resourceful, interesting way. >> even when traffic is slow, you keep thinking, i'm going slow, i can check now. that's when you're really likely to have a little fender bender. all right. coming up next at 6:00, it was a record-setting battle between the mets and royals. game one of the world series goes all the way into the early morning hours. >> also at 6:00 a.m., new details in that classroom confrontation between an officer and a student. we'll tell you what investigators are now saying about the incident. if you're about to head out the door, take us with you. download the news 4 new york app on your mobile device right now. we'll be back in two minutes. you're watching "today in new
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better grab a sturdy umbrella. storm team 4 is tracking severe weather. it's going to make a mess of your day. plus, a sea of blue today in queens as thousands gather to give a final salute to a murdered nypd officer. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everyone. it is wednesday morning. it is october 28th. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. let's get to storm team 4's chrissy chrissy mi -- chris cimino. you were staying a sturdy umbrella. >> yeah, the big boy. we're talk g wien gusts of 30, 40 miles per hour or higher along the coast. we are just on the leading edge of this, getting light showers right now. that's going to be thetory through the morning hours. generally light, intermittent showers. they'll pick up in intensity, especially later this afternoon. that's our heaviest push of shower and thunderstorm activity. we're in the 50s now. we'll be in the low 60s by noon. mimed-60s by the end of the day. the wind and rain will start to lapick ulep in intensity. we'll talk more about the seven-day forecast in a bit. lauren? >> thanks, chris.
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good morning. weritie starting to see things slow down on the roads. we have construction wrapping up on route 17. yo still have two lanes shut down southbound between midland avenue and century road. we'll take a live look outside at the inbound -- actually, your hudson river crossings are in great shape, but i' the grand central parkway. delays are starting to build. no reports of any problems. more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you. 6:01 right now. tonight the mets will try and bounce back following an exhausting battle against the royals. game one of the world series didn't end until early this morning, tying the record for the longest world series game. bruce beck is in kansas city with, look. >> reporter: the fall classic began with ael cl,ssic game. it had a little bit of everything. an inside-the-park home run,y 4 innings of baseball, f e hours and nine minutes and a
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the mets handed the ball to closer familia for a four-out ve. with one out in the ninth, alex gordon crushes familia's fastball to dead cenr to tie the ball game at 4-4. it was familia's first blown save in three months. it stayed tied into the 14th inning. with the bases loaded, eric hosmer lofts a fly ball t right. curtis granderson makes the catch and makes a strong throw home. but escobar beats the throw by a step. the royals win the game 5-4. here's some postgame reaction. >> we were one pitch away. you know, tough loss. >> five hours and nine minutes for a ball game. does that make it tougher to be here in the losing locker room? >> no. i mean, obviously it was a long game. we're all tired. buott we've been here before. we know ho tohhandle it. >> how do you expect your ball be clhiub to respond? >> well, you know, we've been resilient all ye .
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a clean, crisp game tomorrow. it's obviously a tough one to swallow, but once we leave the ballpark tonight, we need to forget about it and focus on tomorrow's game. >> we've been resilient all year long. i don't expect anything less. i know we're all ready for tomorrow, even right now. ry>> reporter: for the first time is postseason, the mets trail in a series, but mets fans, fear not. the ace gets the b l tight in game two, and jacob degrom is 3-0 thus far this postseason. darlene and michael, i know it was a heartbreaking loss, but it only counts as one game. >> all right. that's right. you got to get four to be win. we caught up with some mets fans after the game. they're brushing off tat loss, and they're ready for aewin hopefully tonight. >> you know, it was upvend down, intense. i'm tired. it was a long one. >> the heart of queens and the heart of the mkes will come through. it's their year. it's a seven-game seri . ng way to go. mets will stil get it done. >> i have a lot of confidence.
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we have another three, four more games to play. we're going to win games. who cares? >> those are some mets ns, all right. the real deal there. fox sports also apologizing for a problem that caused the broadcast to do this, go down in the fourth inning. they lost power at 9:19 p.m. the fans actually only missed at-bat. fox went t their studio, then they switched over to major league baseball's own feed of the game. however, there was a five-minute delay. the umpires had to get approval from both managers that there would be no instant replay for the rest of that world series game one. mayor de blasio has joined the long list of politicians to make friendly bets on the world series. last night just before the game, the mayor sent out, his twe t proposing a wager with kansas city mayor. he's betting some of junior's famous cheesecake in exchange for tasty kansas city barbecue. our world series coverage co inues online. we want to see your mets pride.
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nbcnewyork.com and the news 4 new york app. i have to say, the great thing about playing kansas city, we got a good restaurant opponent. good food there. >> food competition is stellar. >> it's outstanding. >> everyone is going for the ribs. give us your ribs. you want something hearty later today as the wind and rain will be coming down and increasing in intensity. this morning we're starting out inst the low and mid-50s in and around the city. a much milder morning in particular in the suburbs. yesterday morning we were in the 20s andstow 30s. what to expect today, not as chilly tostart. rain develops during the morning commute. starting to see light showers eaidout now. a few gustier, heavier showers and thunderstorms possible towards the end of nhe day and evening. some local street and highway flooding. wind gusts on top enf that over 40 or 45 miles per hour a possibility. we'll talk bu mora about that seven-day outlook. right now, let's talk commute with lauren. >> let's talk mass transit.
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the m-9, m-101, m-102, and m-103 are on detour still. commuter checklist looks good. lirr commuters, a heads up that platform signs at lirr stations are displaying incorrect train information. something to take note of. always go to their website for train information. again, platform signs not displays the correct train formation today. alternate side of the street parking rules in effected. i'll have your next weather and trafric update on the 4s. >> thank you very much. 6:06. today for the fourth time inless than -- in less than a year, new york city will give a final salute to an nypd officer mur murdered on the job. katherine creag is live. >> reporter: it is starting to li tly rain here now. we know it'll be a rainy and heart wrenching day here as thousands gather to say good-bye to officer holder.
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officers who were his pallbearer. ma remembed his dedication to his job, how humble he was. a k relative told us the family remains in shock that he's gone >> everybody's just weeping and crying. they can't really understand. >> the officers are crying. everybody's crying. >> reporter: and officer holder joined the force in july of 2010. he will be buried in guyana where he grew up. one of his depams waso be promoted to detective. it was supposed3,o htppen very soon. michael, it is expected he will receive posthumously that promotion from commissioner bratton here at his funeral service today. >> kat, thanks. officer holder's service will tream live on nbcnewyork.com and the news 4 new york app. our coverage will begin at 3:00 p.m. happening right now, police
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in a string of late-night robberies. they want you to take a good look at the suspect. they say he and another man started their crime spree in august. the clerk there says he was bbed at gunpoint. >> i got dumping order and gun. give me the money. >> police say the two men struck on flushing avenue in queens and victory boulevard on staten island. a veteran new jersey state trooper whose duties included security detail for president ob aama is accused of driving drunk while behind the wheel of hians patrol car. trooper michael r bdside rear ended a car at a rest stop on the garden state parkway ol monday. according to the charges, when state police showed up, they found an open bottle of alcohol and empty beer cans in his car. the 51-year-old was suspended without pay, stripped of his weapon, all pending an internal investigation. 6:08 right now. happening now, the fbi and justice department are
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investigating if the civil righ of a south carolina high school student w e violated cell phone video shows that student beinthrown to the ground and dragged across the floor by a sheriffs deputy. that deputy, b fields s on administrative leave. the richland county sheriff says there's a third video of the incident that has not been released.ai>>r ust like anybody who saw the video, i was shocked and disturbed by it. >> what we all watched on that shamefully shocking videoa-s reprehensible, unforgivable, and inconsistent with everything that this district stands for, at we work for, and what we aspire to be. >> well, today an announcement is expected, if fields will be fired or not. local commuters will be impacted by a bill that's making its way through congress. yesterday the house voted to extend the deadlinedfor rail systems to install what's known as positive train control. it's an automatic braking system. experts say it could have been
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prevenl d the deadly metro north crash in the bronx. the new deadline would be december 2018. it's a two-year extension. the bill now goes to the senate. in this morning's cnbc money report, walgreens is about to get even bigger. thowey're buying up rite-aid for $9.4 billion. that move would create one of the largest pha acy chains in the u.s. the deal will be scrutinized by thanti-trust regulators. here in new york, walgreens operates under the dewayne reed name. 6:10 right now. just ahead, a shake-up in the polls as the republican presidential candidates prepare to take the stage for tonight's debate in colorado. plus, we'll have weather and traffic ong he 4s coming up as we look at the entrance to the
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6:13 right now. general motors is recalling
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because of an oil leak that can cause an engine fire. to see if your car is among those recalled, check out the list on nbcnewyork.com. new york city officials not giving ueton an attempt to ban foam containers. that ban was struck down last month by a manhattan judge. now city lawyers are trying to appeal that decision to a higher court. it'll be a busy day oic capitol hill. in just a few hours,y epublican lawmakers will vote to meet on nominating paul ryan as speaker of the house. there's also a big push in washington today to pass a long-term budget deal. the mets lost ad record-setting battle against thoue royals. game one of the world series went 14 innings, lasting more than five hours. tonight the mets will send jacob degrom to the mound. so darlene, we figured out it was the longest game one and tied for the longest series game ever. >> yeah, i mean, it res just a long game, right. >>ti a long game. >> i think that we can confirm. >> it was a painful one. i just discovered something, actually.
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the mets have been in four world series in their history. kansas city was three. neovither team had ever won the first game. somebody had to break that finally. >> there you go. >> th this is the first time that happened. not worried yet. when we come back here, the weather is going to be m h nicer than it is today. that's for sure. ok53 resht now in chelsea. 52 in city island. low 50s long land. 40s to the north and west. not as chilly as recent mornings have been. that's for sure. but it's getting damp. rain is starting to break out. rain is going to pick up in intensity, especially this afternoon and tonight. average accumulations of rain, about 1 to 2 inches anticipating. this is one particular computer del. locally could see as much as 2.5 to 3 wit theseiheavier thunderstorms set up. trend right now is that would be further north and west of the city. other issu the wind. educati naaibackground see we could see wind gusts as high as 35, 40 miles an hour. even inland spots, we're seeing gusts over 30 miles an hour, including the city, that could
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this is 7:00 in the evening projection. that could take down a tree limb here or there.athe wind slowly subsides overnight tonight toward tomorrow morning. that's g ng to be a process. it'll take a little while, as it will for the rain to subside. anwhile, cm stal flood advise advisory s in effect this morning. anywhere from three-quarters of a foot to a foot and a half means minor coastal flooding. also, minor beach erosion possible. so the initial push of rain, not terribly impressive r thht now. we zoom in a little closer here. just kind of a broken area of light showers. the morning commute, not a big lsdeal. i think it's later this afternoon and into this evening when pr the rain picks up. we go into the evening hours. a heavy banimd of rain embedded in here. thunderstorms more than likely. another band comes through from e south at 8:00 at night. one last one overnight, 2:00 a.m. you can see everything finally clears out and moves east of us by 7:00 tomorrow.
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66, a mild day at least. trying to find something here. low 60s north and west. again, east to southeast winds elaveraging 15 to 25 but gusting overa40 at cimes. ven-day outlook, big change tomorrow. 73. cooler friday at 60. 40 at night. 58 on saturday, halloween. the marathon looks good. no too much in the way of wind, increasing clouds, and a high of 64. let's see if the commute is still looking good. >> for the roads, yes. we just got this in less than a minute ago. lirr just said west hempstead branch is suspend aned in both directions. the lirr is in the process of arranging buses. they're not yet secured. please use alternate branches. again, that's why it's in the tweet form. we wanted to get this right out to you. i'll continue to keep you updated. the west hempstead branch completely suspended oniehe lirr. otherwise, trains look good. if you're getting on the roads, we'll take a live look outside at the holland tunnel. things look good. about a ten-minute wait from either approach.
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ten minutes at the lincoln tunnel. no ait at all into the george washington bridge. we'll head over to the cross bronx expressway, where things stil lonk pretty good out there. getting a little congested bnt not all that slow heading westbound out by the bronx river parkway. and it is a little slow on our next road. here's the gowanus expressway past the belt merge up through industry city. really crowded out there. once you get past this area, it looks better getting into the brooklyn bridge. plenty of people on the roads today. alternate side parking rules in effect today. your next weather and traffic update on the 4s. 6:18 right now. 56 degrees out. tonight the republican opresidential candidates will face off in their third debate. for the first time t appears donald trump is not leading the pack. kerry barrett is here with a preview. kerry, good morning. >> good morning, darlene. e preparation is already well under way. that debate begins at 8:00 tonight. it is at the university of colorado in boulder. so the ten candidates who scored highest in some of those recent polls, they're going to be participating in the main debate. then the undercard debate is
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the second-tier candidates. the big news, as you mentioned, going into tonight for the first time in months, there's a national poll that shows donald trump is no longer the leader. he's edged out by ben carson, another political newbie. the new poll shows 26% of republican primary voters are backing carson. he's now four points ahead of trump. everybody else is kind of polling in the single digits. but what does that mean for the tone of the deb e night? >> we saw when ben carson pulled ahead of trump in iowa in polling there, donald trump really started going after ben carson. so this is only one n ioaal survey that's showing this, but it does introduce an unpredictable dynamic to the stage. >> it does indeed. we shall see how it plays out. that debate will run two hours. that includes commercial breaks. it was scheduled to go a little longer than that. a couple of the candidates weren't to leased, so they petitions cnbc and it's dropped down to two. >> kerry, thank you so much. the "today" show is following all the developments from the
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campaign trail. peter alexander will have the late nest a live report from ulder, colorado. that's ahead at 7:00 a.m. right now it's 6:20. schools are not g crting a passing grade when it comes to children's reading and math scliores. according to the 2015 nation's report card, over the last two year s, math scores are down for fourth and eighth graders. reading scores are flat for fourth graders. lower for eighth graders. only a third of eighth graders were proficient or above in reading and math. fourth graders, two in five scored proficient or better. the report also noted a growing achievement gap between white and african-american students. > darion high school being called the best school in all of connectifet. the distinction coming from a new list released this week. education site called smartclass.com set out to find the best public high school in every state. it included anyone looking for a great education. 10on0% of the students at that
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and reading compared to 80% statewide. so congratulations to them. >> absolutely. >> doing something right. >> doing good work there. 6:20. still ahead, a presidential slip-up during a salute to the women's soccer team. hear the comment president obama jokes he probably shouldn't have made. and don't forget, follow the entire "today in new york" team on facebook and twitter.
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welcome back. 6:24. 56 degrees out. it is a wednesday morning. giants' defensive end jason pierre-paul back with the team. >> signed a contract with big blue nearly four months after severely injuring his hand in a fireworks accident. he was all smiles, posting this picte e online. while jpp can now train with the team, don't expect to see him on
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the field this sunday. the giants say the earliest he can get back to playing is in just about two weeks. >> all right. 6:24 right now. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. be mfore we talk about the giants, we're going to talk about the mets. well, not really talk about them. we're just going to mention that today is another day. >> and lament. let's not harbor, think about last night. it's done, it's behind us, we move forward. hopefully a met win tonight. a lot of tired and not so happy met fans this morning. a little cranky out there. we i ather is not cooperating either. live radar shows light rain around the area this morning. that will be the case through the morning commute. not a big issue. you see heavier showers across ocean county right now. the area of heavier showers will start to move in here i think, especially later this afternoon into the evening wurs. milder, 66, but gets very windy. wind could gust over 30 and 40-plus miles per hour at times right into the first half of tonight. stays mild overnight. the storm is out of here by tomo rrow in time for the world series to shift here. while it gets a little chillier, no rain anticipated for the
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first couple games. >> the victories we will have at home. what's going on, lauren? oig problems for the lirr right now. the west hempstead branch is suspended in both directions. they're trying to put bus service in place, but it is not in place yet. you'll need to use alternate branches in the area. i'll continue to keep a close eye on this. otherwise, your major commuter lines are doing fine, as well as the subways. if you're getting on the roads, a new accident on the northern st e parkway westbound by exit . that's also causing a delay. >> t nk you very much. coming up next, putting an end to unwanted text messages. why those annoying advertisements will soon become a thing of the past for parts of our area. plus a record-setting battle between the mets and royals. five-hours plus. hear how the amazings are getting geared up for game two. if you're e heading out the door, keep watching "today in new york." download the news 4 new york app
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a now at 6:30, a final salute to a fallen officer as thousands prepare to honor the life of slain police officer randolph holder. and get ready for some heavy
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storm team 4 tracking some severe weather rolling into our area. plus, it was the mets and royals battling into the early morning, landing a spot in the record books. "today in new york" starts now. not the spot we wanted, but a spot nonetheless. good morning, everybody. 6:30 a.m. on this wednesday. ite.'s octwber 28th. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm darlene rodriguez. let's check in with chris cimino looking at the weather for today. good morning. >> good morning. we're going to shake that met ss off this morn g, nd we're going to deal with, unfortunately, wet weather heading our way. you n see a large expansive rain sitting off toward the south and west of us. we're on the leading edge here. a light, broken area of showers. the rain will start to pick up, especially after noontime and into the evening commute. that's going to be the rougher commute with heavier downpours. 56 now. rain slowly approaching. upper 50s at 8:00 a.m. miodd-60s by 3:00. the rain and wind will both increase in intensity. we'll talk more about that in a little bit. she's here to talk about the commut toe, here's lauren.
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>> good morning. lirr commuters, we have service suspended in both directions on the west hempstead branch right now because of a train that struck some debris just east of the malvern station. this is the west mp stead branch right here. you have other options if you can drive to another station to get on the babylon brinch anch. even the long beach branch. ronkonkoma is another option. they are working on getting bus service in place. if you're getting on the roads, a couple accidents out there. one on the grand central parkwit we: stbound at clearview expressway. also one on the l.i.e. by casino boulevard. we'll haveckore weather and affic ahead on the 4s. >> lauren, thanks very much. tonight the let's will try to even up the series against the royals. game one of the world series did not end until early this morning. actually tied the record for the longest world series game. jen maxfield is at citi fieldno
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with a look. jen, lots of tired mets fans hoping for a better game two out there. >> reporter: oh, they certainly are. those mets fans also looking ahead to game three hereart cith field, the first world series game ever here at the stadium. but getting back to game one last night, that's right, it was the longest game one ever in world ser ies history at five hours and nine minutes. after all of that, a disappointing 5-4 loss for the mets, who avow to tie up the series game two tonight in kansas city. fans watching the game at home endured technical difficulties when the fox sport feed went dark for four minutes at the bottom of the fourth inning. the outage affected he video replay system, which both teams agreed to play wi thout. last night's game did not start well for the mets when escobar hit an inside-the-park home run on the very first pitchafrom matt harvey.
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thing eighth, but the royals tied it up, sending the game into extra innings. the game went on for 14 innings, until eric hosmer hit a sacrifice fly and escobar tied, taking the royals to a 5-4 victory. one thing missing from that game was a home run by daniel murphy. >> any time you're in these kind of situations, you go and start on the road, you go in saying, we got to come out of here 1-1. so is now we've got a chance with jake going tomorrow. we have to come out and get some big hits. >> reporter: it certainly was an epndic game. tonight jacob degrom is on the mound for the mets. it might be worth pointing out that in 1986, the mets lost game one of the world series as well, and of course went on to win it. so mets fans hoping that is the case in this case as well. again, an important game two tonight in kansas city.
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>>oc jen, we got the royals exactly where we want them. thank you very much. it's 6:33. the fathpr of rayals starting pitcher died before the game, but edison didn't know it. he learned of his father's passing only after he was taken out of the game. that's after pitching six innings. his father died in the dominican rebopublic. he had a history of heart problems. according to the royals manager, his family made the decision not to tell him before the game. governor rycuomo, he's in kansas city. he's rooting on the mets. the governor met with manager terry collins. some of the players before gamp one. he said he wanted to let them know that all of new york supports them. the governor, of course, a native of queens. now, his father, the late governor mario cuomo, who actually played a year of minor stleague baseball, was in the pirates organization. a baseball tradition in that family. and long island's own billy joel is going to sing the national anthem before the first ever world series game athiiti field later this week.
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billy joel and the mets have a long-standing relationship. "piano man" is a favorite sing along during the eighth. and his "new york state of mind" played after every mets win. let's hope we play it four more times. our world series coverage continues online. we want to see your mets pride. send us your pictures on nbcnewyork.com and the news 4 new york app. the pictures are fantastic. >> we love seeing the pictures. seeing all the fans their mets gear and their kids in the jerseys jerseys. we're excited about it. meanwhile, time for weather and traffic on the 4s. we're going to get excited again for tonight. >> absolutely. gear it up one more time, indeed. we're looking at unfortunately for us here locally a da, dismal day and a windy, wet late afternoon and evening. right now in the low 50s in and around the city. suburbs north and west where yesterday morning you were around the freezing mark, you're in the upper 40s. a milder morning but certainly a damp feel to the air. prepare on taking along the rain gear. you'll need it throughout the day. it gets worse deeper into the day.
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not as chilly this mornin rain developing during the morning commute. it picks up later this afternoon into the evening. a few gusty, heavier thunderstorms are possible at that point. in erms of rainfall am nts, a goedod widespread 1 to 2 inches of rain with locally higher amounts possible. we could see wind gusts of 40 to 45 miles per hour on t b of at. let's see if the commute is a little better than the weather forecast so far. >> it's getting a little overwhelming. right now we still have the west hempstead branch suspended in th directions for lirr commuters. we're going to be hearing a lot about this. you can head to the babylon branch or the hempstead branch. they're working on getting bus service in place. it is just not out there yet. also just got word than o path trains, you can expect delays on the hoboken to world trade center line and journal square to 33rd. i'll continue to keep you update odden on that as well. route 3 in new jersey, an accident is causing delays. quite a stretch of them. a slow ride through here. alternate side of the street
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more weather and traffic coming up si. >> all right. thank you so much, lauren. today a sea of blue will ne the streets of ueens as thousands gather to give a final farewell tocmurdered nypd ofe ficer randolph holder. katherine creag is in jamaica, queens, where today's funeral services will be held. >> reporter: and darlene, we're starting to se de a l t of drivers now here traveling along merrick boulevard. this major roadway, along with the side streets, n will be closed down a little later today because so many people will be here f haor the funeral. it is going to be a heartbreaking day. in fact, when fellow police officers who were the pallbearers brought in offic holder t thisjuhurch for the wake yesterday, his relatives cried out and hept. the greater allen ame cathedral will be filled to capacity with mourners to say good-bye this afternoon to the 33-year-old police officer. crowds are expected to pour out into the streets. people traveling from all over the country. at his wake, many remembered his dedication to his job that he took care of his family, that he
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wanted to be a detective. in fact, he will be promoted po sthumously today to detective rang by police commissioner bratton and his supervisor said this. >> we l mmost one of our valiant officers who was doing what we asked him to do each and every day. >> reporter: officer holder willmsbe buried in guyana, where he grew up. darlene, ionnow wi've been talking about this a lot. that is where his father and his granthather served as policemen. he wanted to follow in their footsteps. back to you. >> several generations of service. katherine creag, thank you. officer holder's funeral service will be streaming live on nbcnewyork.com and the news 4 new york app. our coverage begins at 3:00 p.m. right now it is 6:38. poline are searching for four suspects they say robbed food cart vendors at tunpoint in bith brooklyn and queens. want to show you some surveillance video of those suspects. police say they held up vendors in east new york and sou
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o zone park. on long island, suffolk county's police chief jes burorke denies he's retiring because of a federal investigation. burke's lawyer cites family and personal reasons and says burke will step down by the weekend. recently a federal grand jury reopened a probe into burke's conduct. he's accused of beat-ting a man who was charged with breaking into his official vehicle. >>whdo in new jersey, john molinelli insists he's not leafing his job as bergen county prosecutor any time soon, but he says he received a call from governor christie's office. they wanted to know how soon molinelli intended to retire. there's been talk that christie might appoint a current federal prosecutor to replace molinelli. tomorrow will mark three years to the day that superstorm sandy hit. we're getting a look now at the struggles some families still face to rebuild. a group of new jersey residents e still waiting to get back to their homes and gathered outside the state house in trenton yesterday. they plan to stay there for the rest of the week. many there say it seems as if
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governor christie forgot abog ut them in their view, but a spokesman says the governor remains committed to the recovery effort. and in queens, mayor de blasio touting the success of the city's build it back program. he says it's helped work get done on nearly 1900 homes damaged during sandy and provided reimbursement checks for more than 5,000 people. the mayor says when he took office in 2014, the program had not yet started construction on any houses. > if you've ever gotten those unwanted text message advertising something you had no interest in, that may be about to stop. governor chris christie signed a law banning unsolicited advertisements by text in new jersey. the goal is to protect cell phone users from having to pay for text messages they didn't war nt to get. businesses caught breaking the law could be fined up to a thousand dollars. 6:40 right now. still to come, hear the off-the-cuff comment made during a white house celebration for the u.s. women's soccer team.
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of the hottest tickets in the city. we'll tell you how thousands of local students scored a seat to the hip-hop musical "hamilton." plus, weather and traffic on the 4s coming up as you'rnse
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off the entire store. blinds. shades. sunscreens. the entire store! 'cause the older we get, the more you save. that's just how we roll. blinds to go. blinds for life. the hit broadway musical "hamilton," a hip-hop inspired take on history, now thousands of students across the city will have a chance to see it thanks to the rockefeller foundation. they teamed up with show producers to provide $1.5 million to help pay for tickets for 20,000 11th graders. students will pay only $10 for a wednesday matinee. the program runs through 2017. what a fantastic idea. i'm a huge fan of the creator. he loves theater. he loves the idea that, you know, this is accessible to
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and it's great on many levels. inh:troducing them to broadway, introduce this way. >> how many high school kids -- i know i couldn't afford a theater ticket. >> especially not today. >> it's very expensive. >> i took chris to see "cats" a cups years ago. >> that was "godspell." >> i knew it was one of the two. "lion king." >> there you go. if you're heading out early this morning, don't judge what's going on outside your window as to how the day will play out. it feels relatively mild. it wilh stay mild, but it will not stay dry. the rain will pick up in y intensity. the wind will also pick up in time. the flags are flapping around pretty good, but they'll be whipping around later on today. cloudy sky right now. coastal flood advisory for all the counties shaded in green. we could see tides of about three qua ers of a foot t a fo goot and a half above astronomical high tide.
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there could even be a bit of betiach erosion. leading edge of the rain, not very impressive right now. we're okay this morning. you can see just a broken area of light showers. not a big deal. through midmorning, we're fine. it's relatively dry. i think we'll be okay. it's the rain picking up, especially this afternoon for the evening commute. that's when it's going to be ormiest. mid-60s, southeast wind becomes more southerly tonight. a few drenching showers and thunderstorms possible too. but look how warm it is. we get rid of the rain tomorrow. initially the cold air kind of waits back in the wings. we have a warm afternoon coming up for tomorrow with sunshine breaking out after morning clouds and an early shower. 73 the expected high. don't get too used to that. an inch to two inches of rain. that's the broad spectrum across the area. area wind gusts, notice them isclimbing as we go through the afternoon, especially along the jersey coast. getting close to 45 to 50 miles per hour.
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over 40 on long island. the winds slowly come down overnight into tomorrow morning. plan on it being a nasty night as well. out at kansas city, they have got a clear sky, chilly night for baseball. 49 degrees, first-pitch temperature as the mets try to even up the series. iday, breezy, cooler near 60. nice deep, blue sky. your weekend picture starts out co't on halloween. not bad at 58. by marathon sunday, temperatures back into the 60s. here's your seven-day outlook. we have today 66 today, windy and stormy later this evening. we cool it down friday. dry into sunday at 64. maybe more in the way of shower activity early next week. let's find out about the commute. >> there's a lot going on. we have service suspended in both directions on the west hempstead branch for lirr commuters. that's because of a train that struck some debris on the tracks juitst east of the malverne station. you'll need to use the babylon branch, hempstead branch, or another nearby serviceif
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path commuter, delays on the hoboken to 33rd street and hoboken to world trade center lines. otherwise, things are moving along nicely. no subway issues for a change. if you're going to the airport, or if someone is coming in, we have up to 95-minute delays on arrivals at laguardia due to visibility. no reported delays at newark or jfk. on the belt parkway eastbound, there's an accident by sunrise highway. this is just what the westbound delay looks like coming into the lt parkway off the southern state this morning. a lot of cars this morning. heading further north of here, westbound on the grand central, an accident by the clearview. on the l.i.e. eastbound, ka see casino boulevard, an accident in the ft lane. route 3 eastbound, an accident on the shoulder. lincoln tunnel, 30-minute delays. 15 minutes at the george washington bridge. you also need to move your car today. that's the simple part. back to you. lauren, tevhanksndo much. the u.s. women's national
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soccer team made a visit to the white house to meet president obama. they honored the team for winning the 2015 world cup last summer. mr. obama shared a laugh with new jersey native carly lloyd, then he was p seyted with his own jersey. however, when he spoke about the team, he made a little slip-up that may have him adding money to the swear jar. >> this team taught ll amer onica's children that playing like a girl means you're a bad ass. [ applause ] perhaps i shouldn't have used that phrase. playing like a girl means bei. th an best. >> there you go. maybe that's how he meant to say it. well, abby wambach announced her re. tirement alter a great career, and she got everybody involved in a team selfie with the president. what a great picture that is. >> his heart was in the right place. >> i know what he meant.
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the white house gets a bit of royalty this afternoon. >> that's when prince harry will be calling on president obama. first the prince will join the first lady michelle obama. they're going to visit wounded warriors now recovering ing ing just across the potomac. prince harry is promoting the invictus games for wounded warriors. he's made it so much of his career as a royal. >> he really has. all right. the "today" show oming up in w minutes. we check in with matt and savannah. >> hello, darlene, mi ael. good to see you both. coming up, how will donald trump handle his recent slide in the polling? which candidate needs to break out or have a break-out performance the most.
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what to watch for during tonight's next n,high-stakes republican presidential debate. >> also ah d, our candid barrymore. this morning she's opening up ho new she puts it, and how it shaped the mom she is today. plus, a live con sert cert on the plaza from one of the hottest bands, five seconds of summer, on a fall morning that per pps promises some sideways rain. we'll get started on a wednesday morning here on "today." what are you hearing about this rain? >> we're earing it's not going to affect the met game because it's not here. >> right. >> well, there's that. >> that's kind of all chris cares about this morning. >> you'll be fine, matt. don't need anything. head on out. >> perfect. >> glad we could help. thanks. up next, we'll check in with chris for an an update on our stormy forecast, in fact. >> you're watching "today in new
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6:57 r. ht now. today for the fourth time in less than a year, new york city will give a final salute to an nypd officer murdered on the job. >> katherine creag is in jamaic queens, where today's funeral services for officer randolph holder will be held. kat? >> reporter: and what a tragic day it will be, darlene and michael. you might be able to see some of the cleanup workers here over there by the church, raking the leaves around the church. they're preparing for the funeral of officer holder.yin fact, thousan of people will be here inside the church,
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into the streets to sayugood-bye to the 33-year-old policeman. it is expected he will be promoted to detective by police commissioner bratton during the funeral services this afternoon. darlene and michael, back to you. >> kat, thanks very much. and officer holder's funeral service will be streamed live on nbcnewyork.com and the news 4 new york app. our coverage will begin at 3:00 p.m. all right. turning now to a much lighter note, the mets' chase for the championship, game one of the world series. jen maxfield is at citi field with more. jen? >> reporter: it certainly was an epic game but not the outcome the mets were hoping for. they did lose the game with a score of 5-4. it was one for the record books. the longest game one in world series history at five hours and nine minutes. fans watching the game at home missed a little bit of the game due to technical difficulties. the game did get off to a bad start for the mets with an inside-the-park home run off the first pitch from matt harvey. the game went into the 14th inning and into the early
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morning. a sacrifice fly led the royals to the win. now back to you. >> thanks very much, jen. we want to check on lauren. you've had a busy morning with problems on long island. >> long island railroad still has the west hempstead branch suspended completely in both directions. pick up an alternate branch for now. they're in the process of getting bus service in place. we also have delays on the hoboken to 33rd and hoboken to world trade center for path commuters. a disabled vehicle southbound on the saw mill out by the henry hudson. that's that's in the right lane and causing heavy delays. >> lauren, thank you. chris, another check of weather. >> a wet day ahead and windy. it gets worse as we go deeper into it. not too bad this morning. it will pick up in intensity later this afternoon and into tonight in particular. that's what we're concerned about, where there could be local street and highway flooding. also, wind gusts of over 40 miles an hour possible at times. that could take down a weak tree or tree limb here or there. low 60s tonight. it's a mild night. the rain is gone tomorrow morning. clearing in the afternoon.
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