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>> that's the mistake of the good kind. >> i never get mistakes like that. i get, i overcharge you by 4.50. coming up on 5:00 a.m., if you're about to head out the door, take us with you. >> download the news 4 new york app on your mobile device. our next hour starts right now. well, new this morning, some wicked weather leaves behind a big mess. we're going to tell you what to expect in the day ahead. plus, new this morning, an off-duty nypd officer rushed to the hospital. now police are looking for the driver who hit him. it's going to take an amazing comeback now. the mets returned home overnight in a bit of a hole in the world series. "today in new york" starts now. that game got a little bit away from them after the fifth inning. good morning, everyone. 5:00 a.m. on this thursday, october 29th. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm darlene rodriguez. storm team 4's chris cimino here with the forecast. good morning. >> good morning, guys. we're dealing with some
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stormy weather, the rain and the wind. we still have some wind and rain, both much lighter. this last band coming on through. it will be with us through a portion of the morning commute. it should start to dry out probably towards the mid to late end of the commute. after that, we break out into sunshine. starting out so mild already this morning. temperature at 65 degrees right now. we'll gradually climb back to the low 70s this afternoon. it cools back into the 60s towards the end of the day. at least it continues to dry on out. let's see what the latest is on the commute. >> we have two trouble spots now in new jersey. we had an earlier accident that completely shut down the outbound pulaski skyway. that cleared, but now we have a new disabled vehicle southbound by raymond boulevard. that blocks a lane. delays have not gotten much better. heading to route 22 in newark eastbound there's an accident by meeker avenue. that blocks a lane. so another spot to avoid. we'll have more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> lauren, thanks very much.
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hoping now for a boost from the home crowd. they are down 2-0 in the world series. just about an hour ago, the team actually returned from kansas city. their bus pulling into citi field. they're going to try and get a win tomorrow night. news 4's bruce beck is in kansas city. he had reaction to the loss. >> reporter: the mets are in a big hole. they left kansas city on wednesday night trailing the royals two games to none, and game two was a one-sided affair. the royals erupted in the fifth off jacob degrom. they scored four runs in the frame, highlighted by this two-run single off the bat of eric hosmer. kansas city pounded out five hits in the inning to send degrom to the showers. the mets hitters were in a funk all night. johnny cueto had something to do with it. he dazzled the amazings, tossing a complete game, giving up just one run and two hits. the royals hold serve
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in the best of seven-game world series. 7-1, the final. >> still got to win four. so, you know, we're going back home. we like playing there. hopefully we win three there. >> we just got to focus on friday's game. we can't think about the whole that we're in. you know, we just got to concentrate on one at a time. it'll be nice to get to our park, our house. i'm sure the fans are going to be going crazy and utilize that home field advantage because we've done it all year. >> reporter: in 1986, the last time the mets won a world championship, they trailed the red sox 2-0, and both those games were in shea stadium. we know what happened after that. so michael and darlene, don't stop believing. >> we wouldn't think of doing that, bruce. well, it appears the mets' slow start is having an impact on ticket prices for those upcoming games starting friday at citi field. last week, standing room only tickets were selling for $700 on
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now you can buy one for game four on saturday price from $700 to about $450. >> nice to see the price went down a little bit. well, happening today, may your de blasio will mark the third anniversary of superstorm sandy by announcing the city's recovery program for single-family homes will be completed by next year. the mayor says the city's build-it-back program has helped rebuild nearly 1900 homes. meanwhile, governor christie will be attending several events and hosting round table discussions with sandy-affected small business owners. and new this morning, a big mess left behind from our latest round of storms. here's what it looked like in smithtown, long island. suffolk county emergency services responded to cut up some of those larger branches. 5:04 right now. time for weather and traffic. chris, throughout the night we were getting these intermediate wind warnings. even where i was in lower manhattan, all the sudden the wind would come and blow
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everything away. >> yeah, we talked about that this time yesterday morning. it could knock out a tree or power, and it did. it was widely scattered in nature. we saw gusts in excess of 45, close to 50 miles an hour. still seeing wind out there, not quite that strong. temperatures mild. even up in poughkeepsie, we're at 68. low to mid-60s across northern new jersey. mid-60s in the city and across long island. so what to expect for today. another round of showers early this morning will taper down through the morning hours. then midday sun should allow temperatures to the low and mid-70s. could be a spot shower this afternoon mainly north and west. then a cooler breeze will bring in more seasonable weather by tonight. a little after 5:05. let's find out about the thursday morning commute. >> let's talk about the buses. a few detours out there this morning. the m-9, m-103, and the s-56. then if you're getting on the subways, we did have delays in both directions on the 2. that's cleared. we still have downtown 4 and 6
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street to the brooklyn bridge stop. otherwise, subways look good. major commuter lines running on or close to schedule. we'll have your next weather and trafblg update on the 4s. new this morning, an nypd officer is in the hospital, the victim of a hit-and-run in queens. it happened late last night in glendale. the scene is at 80th street and cooper avenue. sheldon dutes is there. sheldon, what happened? >> reporter: darlene, right now the search continues for that suv driver who barrelled through this intersection, hitting that off-duty police officer. this happened around 9:30 last night. it was raining, the roads were slick. that off-duty police officer was at the time trying to cross the street near the intersection of 80th and cooper avenue when the driver of a toyota suv hit him and kept on going. that officer was taken to the hospital for a head injury and is recovering right now. police tell us that police officer is conscious and alert
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this morning and is listed in stable condition. back to you. >> all right. sheldon, thank you. right now, police are trying to find the man in this surveillance video. they say he sexually assaulted an 8-year-old girl in the bronx. police say he came up from behind that child as she walked into her building last saturday. they say he covered her mouth inappropriately. she was eventually able to scream and scared him off. 5:07 right now. a sports betting website is under indictment right in the middle of baseball's world series. the queens da cited 17 people, all of them allegedly involved with 365action.com. the indictment says a sophisticated network illegally raked in $37 million in wagers last year. the money was said to be laundered by moving it through banks all over the united states. now to decision 2016. a contentious republican debate. candidates gathered just as new poll numbers put ben carson in the lead.
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kerry barrett is here with some of the highlights. they're not fans of the media, apparently, kerry. >> not too much, no. that's safe to say. ben carson certainly in the lead going into this debate, but an informal post-debate poll from cnbc says donald trump was the winner last night, followed by ted cruz and marco rubio. this debate just about as feisty as the last one, although carson and trump seemed to make nice, complimenting one another, rather than trying to tear each other down. cruz the most talked about candidate on facebook, but it was trump who reigned on twitter last night. let's listen to a couple of those highlights that drove those social media responses. >> this is the man that was a managing general partner at lehman brothers when it went down the tubes and almost took every one of us with it. >> we have $19 trillion in debt. we have people out of work. we have isis and al qaeda attacking us, and we're talking about fantasy football. can we stop?
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and you look at the questions. donald trump r you a comic book villain? ben carson, can you do math? john kasich, will you insult two people over here? marco rubio, why don't you resign? how about talking about the substantive issues people care about? >> cruz obviously going on the offense about the debate moderators and about the questions. cnbc did respond to that criticism, saying that people who want to be president should be able to answer tough questions. the next republican presidential debate is set for tuesday, november 10th. that one will be in milwaukee. michael? >> likely to be contentious as well. thank you so much. >> i don't know. maybe they'll play nice. >> no, not going to happen. >> thank you, kerry. 5:09 right now. jue st ahead, the uber option today only that's aimed at animal lovers. also, a halloween admission. what a majority of parents, and you know who you are, say that you do. plus, weather and traffic on the 4s. come back and listen to that story.
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it's 5:12. this morning. the royals beat up on the mets last night. they won game two of the world series 7-1. the mets returned home overnight series. the republican presidential candidates gathered last night for a fiery debate. an informal post-dekbat poll done by cnbc found donald trump faring the best. 34,000 child bicycle trailers are being recalled. they hitch on to the back of bikes. the tow bar can separate, posing a crash hazard. and today does mark the third anniversary of hurricane sandy hitting our area. as we said, the post-sandy cleanup still continuing in some communities. >> right, and not to the satisfaction of a lot of people. all right. 5:13, almost 5:14. time for weather and traffic on
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>> speaks to the impact of that storm, though, three years later we're talking about and we're not even close to being done with the fixing and repairing. things are quiet in that regard around here at least. temperatures are generally mild. mid and upper 60s in some cases. most of central new jersey low to mid. sussex is 64. the city, 65. still 68 in westhampton. with that warm front, we have the mild air in place right now. wind gusts have come down quite a bit. we're seeing gusts generally between 20 and 25 miles an hour, peak gusts at westhampton, 25. last band of steadiest rain is moving on through. the heavy thunderstorms offshore. this band here a little bit lighter. this is the actual front sitting out to the west. most of that dries out before getting in here. so this is early this morning. this is where we spend late morning and early afternoon. then we may get clipped by a light shower with the front coming through during the
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right now, just a few showers in and around the city. nothing too heavy through the morning commute. the school day forecast, most bus stops will see temperatures in the 60s. a few upper 50s. by recess, it's breezy and we see peeks of sun. mild at 72. by dismissal time, about 70. we focus on morning showers today. then some sun. warmer temperatures this afternoon in the low 70s. just a spot shower north and west a possibility, especially during the midday hours. let's bring it back to home cooking for the mets tomorrow night. mostly clear and pleasant. let's get one in the win column too. it will probably drop into the upper 40s by the end of the game. more the trick-or-treaters, mid-50s and partly cloudy. no rain to worry about. they can don the costumes. for the marathon, that looks nice, although it will be a cloudy day, which might be good
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for the runners. temperatures starting out in the low 50s, going to the low 60s. maybe a spritz of sprinkle for the late finishers there. 73 today. again, wet early, drying out for the afternoon. 58 and more seasonable tomorrow. a lot of clouds around sunday, 63. then next week looks quiet with temperatures in the mid and upper 60s. let's see if it's quiet for the commute. what's the latest, lauren? >> not so bad out there right now. route 36 in sea bright reopened. we had a water main break out there. we still have a disabled vehicle coming off the pulaski skyway. that blocks a lane southbound by raymond boulevard. we'll take a live look outside and show you the belt parkway by lefferts boulevard. the roads are wet. before you get to this area in the westbound lanes out by farmers boulevard, you have two lanes shut down with flooding. then heading over to the tappan zee bridge, we have a spreed restriction out there this morning. 45 miles per hour.
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the span is glistening. take it easy no matter where you're coming from. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. >> all right, lauren. thank you. 5:16 right now. a big vote on capitol hill. a new chapter in the house of representatives. the house will choose its next speaker. nbc's tracie potts is in washington with a preview. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: darlene, good morning. it's happening about five hours from now. paul ryan, who won the republican vote yesterday, is expected to be elected house speaker later today. he addressed the conference after the vote yesterday, where he got 200 out of 247 votes, saying that he's confident he will be able to get the 218 he needs from the full house today, democrats and republicans voting today. we're already getting a preview from aides on what he will say after being elected today, presumably. he'll say it's a new day and lawmakers need to get past their differences and get so much work done.
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conservative leader. of course, he has some heavy issues on his plate, dealing with the impending budget and possible shutdown crisis, trying to avert that. even before that, next week, the debt crisis and trying to bring these lawmakers together. he has said he does not like the way this budget deal came about, but he will support it. darlene? >> all right, tracie potts in washington. thank you. 5:18 now. jason pierre-paul once again practicing with giants. defensive end was back on the field for the first time since he lost part of his hand in that fireworks accident back in july. there he is with the blocking sled. coach tom coughlin says the team is rooting for him to bounce back. >> he's had a very traumatic experience, and he's done really what appears to be an outstanding job of preparing himself. he is, you know, mentally very upbeat. his attitude is outstanding.
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the game is against the saints, but he could still travel with the team for that game, which is in new orleans. now to basketball. the knicks trying to rebound after a dismal season. they played their opener last night on the road in milwaukee. carmelo anthony is back. here he drives, he scores. well, he gets the foul, yeah. the three-point play gave the knicks an 11-point lead in the second. they never looked. the knicks beat the bucks 122-97. go, nick knicks. but the nets didn't do so well in chicago. brooke lopez had a hot hand for the nets. he led all scorers with 26 points, but the nets couldn't stop derrek rose. he had 15 of his own. the bulls take care of the nets 115-100. we'll get them next time. >> next time. in today's cnbc money report, uber is playing matchmaker for the day. the ride-hailing service is offering to bring a car full of
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parts of brooklyn and manhattan. customers spend 15 minutes with the uber kittens and get the opportunity to adopt one of them. there's a $30 snuggle fee. uber says the money will help support the pet adoption and welfare group. this is great. as an animal lover, once you see the animals up close and get to touch them, it's hard to say good-bye. >> you know me, i walk away with all of them. all right. how much is your snuggling fee? >> i'm raising it to $35 for this month. >> i think you should. well worth it. 5:20 right now. just ahead, a staggering number. how much we spend on costumes for our pets. plus, are you in the 68%? we're going to tell you what the majority of parents admit doing on halloween. it has to do with your children. >> oh, yeah. follow the "today in new york"
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you know a dog's life isn't what it used to be. owners are giving their canines social lives. that means dressing them up. of course, halloween is one day dogs get to strut their stuff. little elephant costumes and the lion costume. it's awesome. national retail federation says about 20 million pet owners dress up their furry friends for halloween. altogether, they'll spend $350 million on pet -- who's in that costume? >> it's a poodle. it's only his face. >> very cute. >> i don't do that. >> i do. we used to dress our old cats, stanley and boo-boo, we used to dress up as dracula and batman. >> perfect. some animals are okay with it. >> sir charles doesn't like it. comes right off. >> lola has a halloween hoodie. >> that works. >> it's not too much. >> well, check this out. check out this yahoo! study. according to yahoo! 68% of parents admit they eat their
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go to sleep. yes. 20% of americans say their favorite candy, talking about grown-ups here, peanut butter cups. second favorite is snickers. i have to say, that's absolutely true. i get so excited when we get home together and i can rifle through the bag. >> oh, right. you're like, we've got to ration th.nis. >> you can't eat all this. no, you can't keep it in your room. because i'm going to keep it. they say, like, if you want to give them stuff that the parents won't like, you put licorice and candy corn in there. >> that will take care of it. >> we totally do it. >> did you eat when the kids were younger? >> i didn't wait for them to get to sleep. i'm taking that. it's one of my favorites. >> i feel like we're going to put it all on the table, literally, and we're going to parse it out. >> can you bring in some for me? because i don't have kids. thank you. >> let us know on twitter and facebook what your favorite is, what you take from your kids'
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we know you all do it. >> all right. some light rain left over from the stormy weather we had yesterday. gusts much lighter. rains. the commute will be damp. your roads will be wet. by afternoon, it turns partly sunny, breeze yirks and warmer. 73 the expected high. don't get too used to that. cooler air is on the way tonight. upper 40s in the city. heading into the weekend, looks pretty good, dry, and just a little more seasonable for the temperatures. >> lauren, what's happening? >> for the record, i like kit-kats. >> what is this, 1958? no, they're fabulous. >> we have some subway issues out there on the 4 and the 6 right now. downtown 4 and 6 trains running express from 42nd street grand central to the brooklyn bridge stop. that's our only subway or rail problem. we'll look outside at the brooklyn bridge, where we have
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as the manhattan bound side of the span is shut down. you can see those roads are glistening. no major problems, just take it easy. >> all right. thank you very much, lauren. 5:26 right now. coming up, the moving moment that happened outside the funeral for a fallen nypd officer. plus, three years later and there's still so much left to do. the announcement expected today on this, the third anniversary of superstorm sandy. >> reporter: and i'm katherine creag live in queens at citi field. the mets are home now, arriving here just a short time ago. how are they feeling about a rough game last night and what ar-he fans saying? we'll tell you coming up. 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
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new this morning, a hit-and-run in the pouring rain. the victim an off-duty officer. plus, the announcement today on this third anniversary of superstorm sandy. and the mets in a hole. the team returned overnight, hoping to get a boost from the home fans. "today in new york" starts now. hope so. good morning, everyone. we need a boost. it's thursday morning, october 29th. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. storm team 4's chris cimino here with the forecast. we got a boost in the
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temperatures, chris. >> that we did, overnight. temperatures took off into the upper 60s for a while. we're settling back now to about 64 degrees in town. but they'll bounce back when we break into some sunshine. still have some showers. they're generally light. things drying out to the west of the city. that'll be the trend through the morning commute. still leftover light stuff from the city on north and east. we'll start to see the clouds break up for our little bit of sun. the morning rain will be exiting. we're in the mid-60s right now. we go back to the low 70s by noontime. it's breezy with a mix of clouds and sun. just a spot shower this afternoon. then it gets cooler toward the evening hours. let's find out about the commute. here's lauren with the latest on that. >> thanks, chris. the roads are wet. take it easy as you head out the door. we have a little bit of flooding still out there. one of the spots on the grand central parkway westbound out by little neck parkway, you have the left lane closed there. then over on the belt heading westbound after farmers boulevard, two lanes shut down with flooding, but it's just a short stretch. use caution. we'll have more weather and traffic ahead. >> all right, lauren. thank you.
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it is 5:31 right now. the mets are coming home with their backs against the wall. world series. they arrived back in queens overnight, hoping the home crowd can help. katherine creag is at citi field. kat, you said as they were driving in, they were getting into their cars in the parking lot, not a whole lot of conversation happening. >> reporter: if i could have thrown myself in front of their personal vehicles, i would have, but yeah, they were not -- you could say, darlene, in the mood to have a chat with us. they did arrive here. in fact, we want to show you the buses that pulled in here. actually, seemed like they were a few minutes ahead of schedule, arriving here about 3:57 this morning. the buses with players and mets staff on board pulled into citi field a little before 4:00 this morning. sometimes when the players get in their personal cars and leave, they will actually stop and chat with us in the parking lot, but that did not quite happen this morning. it was a tough game last night. it started, though, with the mets' lucas duda providing the team's only two hits against the royals.
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dominated over the next several innings. four runs in the fifth inning alone. in the end, kansas city won 7-1. duda later said the mets have dug themselves into a hole, and a lot of players said that, actually. mets fans say this was not a fun game to watch, but they still have hope. >> it's not about losing faith. you got to believe. that's our motto. they got to come home and win thee games. >> reporter: the fans are faithful, but jacob degrom 3-0 in the postseason coming in. he allowed four runs, six hits, and three walks over several innings last night. we'll hear from the mets' manager terry collins in the next half hour. also, a little bit later this afternoon, he'll meet with members of the media about 4:00 this morning. the royals will be in town. the next game is friday. they'll be working about 2:00 p.m. darlene, we want to send it back to you. >> kat, don't throw yourself in
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>> no, we need you. we love you. katherine creag, thank you. it is 5:33 right now. happening today, mayor de blasio is going to mark this the third anniversary of superstorm sandy by announcing the city's recovery program for single-family homes. it will be completed by next year. the mayor says the city's build-it-back program has helped rebuild nearly 1900 homes. meantime, governor christie will attend several events and host a round table discussion with sandy affected small business owners. this morning, though, there will be some cleaning up to do in new jersey from the strong storm. knocked out power on this busy stretch. the crews worked through the night to make repairs. according to pse&g's outage map, it appears the power is back on. went out sit uddenly for a lot of people. >> certainly. let's check weather and traffic this morning. >> the worst is over in regards to the storm and the wind and
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we have some leftover showers. to get through this morning. they'll taper on down as they're doing already west of the city. we'll get some midday sun in here. with a west to southwest breeze for a while, temperatures could get to the low to mid-70s in some locations. could be a spot shower with an actual cold front that does slide through by midday today. a cooler breeze will settling in by the evening. they back to reality. it's a showery start this morning. breezy, about 65. stays breezy throughout the day. a mild breeze at noon at 73. back to the low 60s at 6:00. let's find out about the commute. any new disturbances out there? >> thankfully, no new problems. in fact, we had issues on the 4 and 6 train. that's cleared up. all the subways are running on their regular routes. as far as bus service goes, we have a couple detours. the m-9, m-103, and s-56. if you're getting on the major commuter lines, everything there is moving smoothly so far. we'll look outside at the inbound side of the lincoln tunnel. cars and trucks moving around
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the helix here. the roads are glistening. take it easy. no delays at any of your hudson river crossings. we'll have more weather and traffic on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you very much. 5:35 now. new this morning a hit-and-run in queens, victim an off-duty nypd officer. happened in glendale in the pouring rain. the scene is at 80th street and cooper avenue. sheldon dutes is there. >> reporter: michael, the road still very slick this morning. you can only imagine how much more treacherous they were last night when the rain was falling during that accident. right now that police officer is recovering from a head injury after the driver of an suv hit him in this intersection behind me and kept on going. well, investigators stayed out here late into the night at the scene of this hit-and-run, trying to piece together what happened. that accident happened around 9:30 here at the intersection of cooper avenue and 80th street. that police officer, who we have mentioned was off-duty at the time, was trying to cross the street near that intersection
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turned on to cooper avenue. that's when police say the police officer was hit and that driver kept on going. right now the search continues for the driver of that car. police tell me they think it might be a toyota suv. as for the officer, police tell us he is alert and conscious this morning and is listed in stable condition. back to you. >> hopefully a hopeful sign there, sheldon. thank you very much. happening now, police are investigating a double shooting in harlem that killed one man and left another in critical condition. happened about 8:30 last night on adam clayton paul jr. boulevard, west 112th street. the 23-year-old man who died was found there with several gunshot wounds. the other victim was a 34-year-old man. he actually managed to hail a cab a block away and take himselves to f s to to harlem hospital. new this morning, a man is facing charges after allegedly groping a woman and teenage girl in separate incidents at long
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24-year-old justin russo inappropriately touched a 15-year-old girl at an event at the farmingville fire department last weekend. they say the volunteer firefighter also groped a 28-year-old woman at an event at the seldon fire department last year. a few thieves got away with an atm with more than $4,000 worth of cash inside. police did release the security video. this was last month at a williamsburg apartment building. you can see two of the three suspects wanted for the crime. they lug this machine from the lobby of a north 6th street building to a construction site. that's where they cracked open the atm and made off with the money. a popular new york city marching band leader is accused of duct taping a 9-year-old student's mouth, and his excuse for doing it has some parents outraged. 39-year-old ken hughes told detectives he wanted to teach the student a lesson about slavery. hughes volunteers at an east
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he pleaded not guilty to assault and child endangerment charges. a judge released hughes because he has no criminal history but asked him to stay away from the 9-year-old victim. an mta bus driver has been arrested in a violent road rage case shown in exclusive cell phone video obtained by news 4. the bus driver, david garcia, is accused of beating this student with a baseball bat after the student didn't let garcia into a merging lane on to the bqe. it happened on astoria boulevard on monday. garcia was picked up yesterday and charged with assault. he has also been suspended. 5:39 right now. the new york city medical examiner's office is now investigating the death of a high school student. he suffered a life-ending injury on the soccer field. 16-year-old thomas jakelich of loyola school collided with a player from the u.n. school. his family says it wasn't a hard hit, but that he looked pale and had pain in his side. he died in the hospital from internal bleeding.
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stories about how he took time to help lonely students. >> he was eating lunch by himself, and thomas came up and said, why don't you have lunch with me? >> he always spent the time to make sure that all the children around him were included. >> the teen's family says his death was just a very tragic accident. the man charged with killing nypd officer randolph holder is expected back in court today. 30-year-old tyrone howard will be answering to drug charges unrelated to holder's murder. well, officer holder's body has been flown back to his native guyana following his funeral in jamaica, queens. >> we all mourn the loss of officer randolph holder. >> mayor de blasio was among the speakers offering condolences to officer holler's family during yesterday's service. police commissioner bratton choked up as he announced
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officer holder was being posthumously promoted. >> i posthumously promote police officer randolph holder, shield number 13340 to detective first grade and issue him shield 9657. >> 9657 was the shame shield number worn by detective holder's father when he served as a police officer in guyana. as we've said, his father and his grandfather both served as police officers. thousands of officers did line the streets outside the church where detective holder's funeral was held. >> but there was one who stood out from the rest. officer richard evans of the 52nd precinct stood at attention through the whole service, even when others took cover from the rain, he did not budge. >> i saw you out there. you didn't budge an when that rain was falling down. why was that? >> one of our brothers died in
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he deserved somebody to stand out there. >> you look at that very powerful image. so many police officers honoring officer holder in their own way. >> it talks about the bond between police officers, and they share those common dangers they face every day in unexpected ways. >> certainly do. we appreciate that. it's 5:42 right now. just ahead, the local governor who's proposing hundreds of job cuts. and the challenge issued by prince harry during his visit to the united states and the white house. and weather and traffic on the 4s coming up.
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all right. 5:45. we want to check weather and traffic right now. we got to take a look at what's happening behind chris. these are mets, mets fans, who's on the yankee bus? >> it's called the seven line army. they travel all around the country and follow the mets. it's the largest fan base that goes out and travels. look at the buses they're on. they're yankee buses. >> this speaks volumes that the mets can never have the spotlight all to themselves. >> the yankees hired buses to take the met fans around. sure, just so they can get the yankees in there.
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company, obviously, not the yankee-owned buses. hopefully it's good karma. 63 degrees, a cloudy sky. a few leftover showers. hoboken is 64. north and west, low to mid-60s. even upper 60s. pugh kip poughkeepsie and danbury. morning showers around but the rain moves out and turns mild for the midafternoon hours. 73 the expected high temperature with the return of partial sunshine. normal high is 60. we get closer to that normal temperature over the next few days. here's the last round of showers going on through. the heaviest stuff has moved well north and east of us. these showers continue to dissipate and move towards the north and east. again, out across long island in particular, they could linger a little longer through your morning commute. west of the city, it will probably dry out a little faster. here's future tracker. that area of showers going on through. around 1:00, 2:00, that narrow
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this is the front that punches through, could kick off a light sprinkle or shower. it then turns chillier. tomorrow, lots of sunshine throughout the day as high pressure takes hold. temperatures tomorrow quite a bit cooler. only in the upper 50s for highs. game three tomorrow night at citi field, temperatures starting out in the 50s and dropping to the 40s. saturday starts out with sunshine. then clouds take over later in the day, but it's a dry day. for the marathon, most of the showers, i think, stay north, but there could be a spritz or sprinkle around on marathon sunday with more clouds. temperatures in the 60s. 73 for today. looking good in terms of that department. that's for sure. we get partial sunshine. just a stray shower possible during the afternoon. upper 40s tonight in the city. a few upper 30s in the distant suburbs. again, looking forward to tomorrow. breezy, crisp fall sunshine in the upper 50s. as we go to the weekend, still cool on saturday, 56. low 60s on marathon sunday.
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milder with more clouds in the mix at that point. once we shake the showers today, no real rain to talk about other than that sprinkle threat on sunday. weekend looks mainly dry. mild early next week. temperatures mid and upper 60s. almost 5:48. lauren scala is here with the commute. >> thanks, chris. good morning, everyone. we have a few accidents out theren the roads. southbound on the west side highway by 96th street, that blocks a lane. delays right now go back to 125th. either head to the fdr drive, that's doing fine, or take local streets. then over on the bruk ckner bruckner, reports of an accident near sheridan. then top the grand central parkway westbound at kew gardens interchange, some flooding. all lanes are wet, but everything is passable. the delays are on the l.i.e. we'll take a live look at it by the grand central parkway. it is a slow ride this morning. going to be a slow ride throughout most of the area just because the roads are wet. take it easy.
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parking rules are in effect. >> lauren, thanks very much. coming up on 5:49. commuters are being promised major transit improvements now that the mta has approved a $29 billion capital budget. so four new metro north stations can be built in the bronx. subway riders will get a walk way between the l and 3 trains at the lavonia avenue station in brooklyn. funding is going to be cut to the 2nd avenue line project, and that could slow its still-to-come completion. >> when's that happening? >> they're right on that. >> all right. 5:49 right now. there could soon be 500 fewer jobs for state workers in connecticut. governor malloy wants to cut them mostly through attrition. that's part of his plan to fix a budget deficit that's in the hundreds of millions of dollars. malloy also proposed reforming the state pension system and easing the burden of state taxes on corporations. and students at the university of connecticut may
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have to pay more in tuition next year. it's because the school is facing money troubles. right now no one is saying how much of an increase is planned. that will be worked out over the next couple months. this year students who live in state are paying $25,000 in tuition and board. happening today, new york city's health department commissioner will unveil details for the next chapter of the take care new york program. this program was actually launched in 2004 under mayor bloomberg to improve the health of all new yorkers. the new initiative is expected to focus on closing the gaps between the most and the least healthy communities in the city. it's 5:50 right now. britain's prince harry went to washington and issued a royal challenge. he's calling on the u.s. to improve on his invictus games for wounded warriors. the prince was with president obama yesterday. he was also at ft. belvoir, near
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veterans to compete the at the games. >> we had huge amounts of fun designing the invictus games, based on stealing the warrior games off you. now we're giving it back to you. >> prince harry also met with promotors. that international competition takes place next may in orlando. it is 5:51 now. still to come, the celebration today, and it could mean free plus, a wild scene. a military balloon breaks free and flies dangerously close to homes. how this ended. don't forget, follow us on facebook, twitter, and instagram, michaelg4ny, darlene4ny.
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welcome back. that is our director there, kevin ford. >> didn't want to be mentioned. >> we love and respect. >> wants to remain anonymous. >> when we're not torturing him. 5:54. or vice versa. today is national oatmeal day. to celebrate, quaker is giving away 1 million free bowls of oatmeal. to get yours, just head to the quaker's facebook or twitter page or its official website. quaker will also be handing out
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oatmeal pouchs on doorsteps in new york city. have they been here before? >> sounds funny. >> and other cities as well from coast to coast. that's a nice thing they're doing. very cool. national oatmeal day. >> pop quiz, one topping, what would you take? >> brown sugar. >> granola. >> dried cranberries. >> cinnamon. >> i liked all of these, by the way. >> all together. >> good stuff. all right. the weather this morning isn't that type of day where you really have the chill and you want that warm oatmeal, but you'll want it by tomorrow. the chilly stuff is coming back. 73, that's it for the afternoon high. that's well above normal. normal high is 60. morning showers will give way to some sun. if you leave a little bit later this morning, you could probably get away without the umbrella. early on you may need it. tonight, clearing and cooler, 47 in town. a few upper 30s well north and west. we get back to reality with these temperatures for tomorrow and the weekend. but it's still nice. not a bad -- fall is a great time of year.
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>> great day for this sweater dress. >> right. >> let's go to lauren, who's dressed appropriately. >> but i had a heavy coat on. i am sweating and just stepped out the door. anyway, big problems on the west side highway. it is shut down right now southbound at 96th street with an accident involving an overturned vehicle out there. you also have the left lane blocked northbound with emergency vehicles. so the west side highway is the place to avoid. head to riverside drive or over to the harlem river drive down to the fdr. in better news, we'll look at your commuter checklist. things there doing just fine. the rails, major commuter lines all running on or close to schedule. >> lauren, thanks very much. so the military is trying to figure out how a surveillance balloon broke loose in maryland. the unmanned balloon remained in the air for more than three hours. it actually floated into neighboring pennsylvania. people on the ground snapped pictures and recorded video as it passed overhead.
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this big white thing just starts going over the softball field. >> now, the balloon eventually did come down on its own about 80 miles north of harrisburg. the broken tether knocked out power to thousands of homes along the way. the national guard was actually up. they thought at one point they may have to bring it down. >> that's incredible. that could have gone really, really badly. all right. coming up next, holiday shoppers get ready. we'll tell you why cyber monday could set new records this year. and also at 6:00 a.m., we have a warning for troublesome trick-or-treaters. how one local area hopes to prevent some bad halloween behavior. if you're about to head out the door, take us with you. keep watching. download the news 4 new york app on your mobile device right now. we're back in two minutes.
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leave their mark on our area, bringing down trees and knocking out power. the top republicans rumble in colorado. we'll show you the highlights of the contentious presidential debate. plus, the mets return to queens following a tough loss to the royals. can the amazings pull off a comeback at citi field? "today in new york" starts now. did they need michael there will yesterday? i don't know, the microphone that drops down from the ceiling. good morning, everyone. thursday, october 29th. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. we're going to check in with storm team 4's chris cimino. i think darlene has the idea. start the next presidential debate with michael buffer. >> i think that's trademarked. >> certainly more action than the mets' bats last night.
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even in the city, 64 degrees. generally uniform temperatures. most of the rain is almost out of the picture now. moving off the new jersey shoreline. this will swing across long island in the next hour or so. west of the city, things are drying out. maybe a leftover sprinkle or two. then we'll break out into partial sunshine. that's going to warm temperatures up. we're in the low and mid-60s this morning. low-70s by noon with sun. cooler weather as we head toward the evening hours. let's head to lauren. how's the commute? >> we have some big problems out there, especially if you commute on the west side highway. we have all lanes shut down right now southbound out between 125th street and 96th street. we're going to show you what that looks like. there's an overturned vehicle out there. it looks like they may have just reopened one lane southbound. either way, you're going to want to avoid this. you can head to riverside drive or the fdr drive. we have one other accident for you on the bruckner. this is westbound by the hunts point drawbridge. that's in the right lane.
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delays go back to the bruckner interchange. we'll have more weather and track coming up. >> lauren, thank you. it is 6:01 right now. now to the mets' chase for the championship. the amazings are now battling the odds after being outplayed by the royals. only about 20% of teams down the first two games in the world series have gone on to win it. katherine creag is at citi field, where the mets arrived overnight. but the mets have done that, kat. >> reporter: right. they did it in 1986. they were down 2-0 and look what happened there. let's not talk about 2000. they were also 2-0 the beginning of that world series. didn't turn out as good as 1986. super fans also not in the mood to talk with us this morning. some of them from the seven line army arrived a while ago. also, the mets players. they arrived here overnight around 4:00 this morning. we want to show you the buses that were carrying the mets players and staff members on board. those buses pulled into citi
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sometimes what we find with the players, they'll get in their personal cars and stop and talk with us in the parking lot. that didn't happen this morning. it was such a tough game last night. it started with the mets' first baseman lucas duda provide ing the only two hits. the kansas city offense dominated over the next several innings. four runs in the fifth inning alone. in the end, kansas city won 7-1. mets' manager terry collins talked with reporters. he said the offense has to get better. >> we've stressed it enough. you know, when we play good, our lineup produces throughout. it just shows you right now with us not hitting, how big dan murphy really was in the nlcs with the home runs. so we've got to pick it up offensively. we've got to do a better job of using the field to hit. >> >> reporter: and this is video just into the newsroom.
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these are mets fans known as the seven line army. the charter buses are from the yankee line bus company. the buses say yankee on the side. darlene, i know you were saying earlier that mets fans don't get a break. derek jeter gets engaged, steals the headlines from the mets. just saying, maybe once the mets can dominate the headlines. but hopefully at least when they're back home for friday night's game, it'll be a better turnout. back to you, darlene. >> they're trying. all right, kat. thank you so much. happening today, mayor de blasio will mark the third anniversary of superstorm sandy by announcing the city's recovery program for single-family homes. it will be completed by next year. the mayor says the city cease build-it-back program has helped rebuild nearly 1900 homes. meantime, governor christie will be attending several events. he's also going to host round table discussions with sandy-affected small business owners. new this morning, the latest round of storms to hit our area has left a big mess in some spots.
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rain and wind took down tree limbs, dented cars, and smashed windows. suffolk county emergency service members were sent out to cut up some of those larger branches. the storm also left parts of new jersey in the dark overnight. it's believed strong winds likely damaged power lines. electricity has been restored there, but there are about 1,000 customers statewide without power. time for a check of weather and traffic. we want to the start with storm team 4's chris cimino. hopefully this will be a quicker recovery for some of these communities. >> oh, yeah. absolutely. temperatures again in the 60s helping out this morning, making people feel better. the wind is easing somewhat. there's just a few leftover light showers. we'll get some midday sun in here. that's going to send the temperatures into the low and mid-70s for a time. a spot afternoon shower, a slight possibility, especially north and west. a cooler breeze settles in by
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the evening hours. right now it's niegs ce and mild. 64 degrees in the city. by noon, it's 73. we slip back to the upper 60s by 3:00 and low 60s by 6:00. talking about the commute right now, here's lauren. >> thanks, chris. good morning. mass transit is looking good today. we have some problems on the road. an accident on the bqe. every day. let's talk about bus service. just a couple detours. trains look good. no subway issues. major rail lines all looking good. alternate side of the treat parking rules in effect today. >> thank you very much, lauren. new this morning, a man is facing charges after allegedly groping a woman and a teenage girl in separate incidents at long island fire departments. police say 24 dwleerld -year-old justin russo inappropriately touched a 15-year-old girl at an event at
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they say he also groped a 28-year-old woman at the seldon fire department last year. happening right now, an investigation into a deadly shooting in harlem. police say a 23-year-old man died after he was shot several times at adam clayton powell jr. boulevard and west 112th street around 8:30. we're told another man who had been shot hailed a cab a block away and took himself to harlem hospital, but he's listed in critical but stable condition. thousands of officers came to queens to pay their last respects to nypd officer randolph holder. the officers filled the greater allen ame church in jamaica and the streets outside as well for officer holder's funeral yesterday. during the service, police commissioner bill bratton choked up as he announced that officer holder was being posthumously promoted. >> i posthumously promote police
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number 13340, to detective first grade and issue him shield 9657. [ applause ] >> holder's body was flown to his native guyana, where he'll be laid to rest. in the meantime, tyrone howard, the man accused of killing holder, he's due back in court today, but this is actually on an unrelated drug charge. 6:08 right now. tensions boiled over during the third republican debate. the presidential candidates sparred with each other and even the moderators. kerry barrett is here with the highlights. i mean, wasn't a fistfight or anything, kerry, right, but kind of close. >> no, it was close. they stopped short of any your mother jokes. so that's a good thing. that may come in the next debate. if you're looking for showmanship, these republican debates never disappoint. yes, the candidates did get to talk about taxes, medicare, social security, the debt limit. certainly hillary clinton. they also got in a couple good
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jabs at one another as well. >> tds.he senate, what is it, like a french workweek? you get like three days where you have to show up. you can campaign. or just resign. >> someone has convinced you that attacking me is going to help you. >> we cannot elect somebody that doesn't know how to do the job. >> his poll numbers tanked. that's why he's on the end. >> somebody is taking it in the teeth, and it's not the folks on wall street. >> i'm hillary clinton's worst nightmare, and in your heart of hearts, you cannot wait to see a debate between hillary clinton and carly fooi ree -- fiorina. >> so some of the underdogs got a boost last night. cruz and rubio gained a little bit of traction. the next debate is tuesday, november 10th in milwaukee. i'll be listening for those jokes. >> kerry, thank you. the "today" show will have a full debate wrap-up plus reaction from candidate marco rubio. that's ahead at 7:00 a.m. today congressman paul ryan is set to become one of the
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youngest speakers of the hchse ever. confirmation vote is scheduled for later on today. that's after he was nominated yesterday by his fellow republicans. paul ryan's 45 years old and promising a new day in the house. he'll take the speaker's gavel from john boehner. boehner formally retiring tomorrow. in this morning's money report, more layoffs at deutsch bank. 35,000 people expected to be let go in ten countries. that should happen over the next five years. deutsch bank expects the move to put it in a better financial position by focusing on its more successful operations. well, cyber monday sales are expected to set new records this season. according to a forecast by adobe's digital index, u.s. sales will reach $3 billion for the first time. that would make it the largest single day for digital sales history. >> that's where the trend is clearly -- people doing that type of thing. >> absolutely. busy.
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>> a lot of them working too. up next, a halloween curfew. we're going to tell you which area is putting a limit on trick-or-treating this saturday. then later, a new push to stop smoking across new york city. a new proposal that could stop smokers from lighting up inside their own homes. and we're going to have weather and traffic on the 4s coming up. you're watching "today in new york." i'm michael douglas, and new york is my home. there's no place like it in
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6:14 right now. live look there at times square. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. want to check in with chrissy cimino cimino. people out and about this morning getting a pleasant surprise, at least temperature-wise. >> yeah, temperatures in the upper 60s early on this morning. a little surprising indeed. feels like a spring morning. it will turn out to be a nice afternoon. but this is only about a 12-hour period before we go back to reality.
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most of it has ended west of the city. probably out across long island, connecticut it will linger longer through your morning commute. then we get sun and warmer temperatures this afternoon. a cooler trend arrives toward the end of the week and into the weekend. not cold but certainly cooler. school day forecast, bus stops, 50s and 60s this morning. a little windy in spots. a couple showers, especially east and northeast of the city. by recess time, some breaks of sun. it's breezy, mild, in the low 70s. by dismissal time, still around 70 degrees. a cooler breeze kicks in after school with temperatures settling back into the mid-60s. still low to mid-60s through northwest new jersey this morning. into the hudson valley, same scenario. into long island as well. upper 60s on the east end. we've got that last round of showers now exiting to the east, pulling off the new jersey shoreline. there's one narrow band here. that's the actual front. that could kick off a shower in spots this afternoon. we're going to spend the middle of the day right in here. that will allow for some sunshine and allow us to warm up nicely. you can see the showers pressing
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east of the city shortly. looks like long island, connecticut, you're in it for another hour or two. just a spot shower could pop up again in the afternoon. tomorrow night, citi field, first-pitch temperature, upper 50s. trick-or-treaters, looks good too. not a bad deal to be out trick-or-treating. for the marathon, looks good here too. just a cloudy day for the most part. ends up in the low 60s. the wind should not be a factor. generally light out of the southwest. could be a sprinkle in a couple spots. 50s after today's 70s for friday and saturday. low 60s on sunday. early next week, looking good. dry monday through wednesday in the mid and upper 60s. let's check out the commute. >> the good news is all these accidents that we had on the roads, they have all cleared. we certainly have delays out there. we're going to look at the west
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lanes were shut down southbound. you can see a lot of taillights out there. it likely went ease out just because of the time of morning. heading over to the gowanus, things are slow going here past the belt merge up through industry city. no report ofrs s of an accident or anything getting in your way. and the northern state parkway for our long island commuters. here's what it looks like by glen cove road. you can see wet roads out there. plenty of people and one slow ride. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect today. we'll have your next weather and traffic update on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you. the new york city medical examiner's office is now investigating the death of a high school student who suffered a life-ending injury on the 16-year-old thomas jakelich of loyola school collided with
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his family said it was not a hard hit, but he looked pale and had pain in his side. he died at the hospital with internal bleeding. his family is sharing stories about how he took time to help lonely studentingses s lonely studentingses s tudents. >> he always spent the time to make sure that all the children around him were included. >> the teen's family says his death was a tragic accident. albany is mandating the meningitis vaccine for all 7th and 12th grade students in new york. it's one of several new laws signed by governor andrew cuomo this week. more than 20 states already require that shot as part of standard immunizations. more than a thousand people get that potentially deadly disease. many public health advocates support the mandate. robert f. kennedy jr. others who question the safety of vaccines oppose it. more than a dozen banks will soon be shutting their doors for good in new jersey.
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record say valley national bank corp. of wayne is planning to close 15 more branches by the end of the year. the company is trying to cut costs. this comes after valley national already closed seven branches and announced it will shut down six others. 6:19 now. trick-or-treaters in yonkers will once again have to be home by a certain time on halloween. there's a citywide curfew that will be in place requiring anybody 16 years and younger to be home by 11:00 p.m. saturday night unless they're accompanied by an adult. there is an exception for any teenager who's leaving work after curfew. they will have 30 minutes from that time to get home. violators will be taken to the nearest police station. their parents will be notified as well. trying to keep people safe on halloween. >> all right. 6:19 right now. still ahead, an uber option for animal lovers. we'll tell you how the transportation company is honoring national cat day. and don't forget, follow the entire "today in new york" team on facebook and twitter and on
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6:23 right now. 64 degrees out on this thursday morning. well, now to basketball. the knicks trying to e rebound after a dismal season. >> they played the opener last night on the road in milwaukee. carmelo anthony is back. watch him here. he's going to drive, score, and get the foul as well. three points there for the knicks gave them an 11-point lead in the second.
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the knicks beating the bucks 122-97. the nets didn't do so well in their season opener against the chicago bulls in brooklyn. brooke lopez had the hot hand for the nets. he led all scorers with 26 points. but the nets couldn't stop derrek rose. he had 15 of his own. the bulls take care of the nets 115-100. it's basketball season. i have a basketball play every for my house, my 12-year-old daughter. she and her two friends are going to be basketball players, thlike male basketball players. she's jordan. anna is kyree irving. and sofia is lebron james. >> fantastic. >> good thr for them, right? you how hard it is to find a 23 chicago bulls jersey right now? >> they couldn't just put a basketball tucked under their arm. >> what's the costume? that and a pair of shorts. >> good costume. sounds great. >> might be a little chilly. by that point, temperatures probably in the 40s trick-or-treat time.
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today is the warm day. we're talking about temperatures heading into the low 70s this afternoon. the radar shows a little light rain. basically from about brooklyn, queens on eastward. maybe a little rain around citi field this hour. it will be exiting there shortly. 73 this afternoon. a mix of clouds and sun. nothing more than a random spot shower. best chance for that would be north and west later today. tonight it clears out. all areas cooler, breezy. 47 in the city, upper 30s, low 40s in the suburbs. starts to feel like fall again by tomorrow. but looks quiet and rain free through the weekend. >> lauren, what's happening? >> a disabled vehicle on the new england throughway before exit 18b. that's in the right lane. watch out for minor delays there. we'll look outside at the lincoln tunnel. here's the helix. about a 20-minute wait between the turnpike and getting into the tolls here. 15 minutes inbound at the holland. about ten at the george washington bridge. much worse earlier. it's getting better out there. >> all right. thank you very much, lauren. 6:25.
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now heads to citi field. >> reporter: i'm katherine creag live in queens, where mets fans not feeling the greatest after rough loss to kansas city. you'll hear from fans, and we'll tell you what mets players will be doing later today. that's coming up. >> reporter: and i'm sheldon dutes live in glendale, queens, where the search continues for the out-of-control driver who hit a police officer and kept on going. what we know about the car police are trying to track down. and 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
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get one at half price 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. new this morning, an off-duty police officer injured by a hit-and-run driver. we have an jupt date update on the officer's condition. search for a predator. police now hunting for the man wanted for a despicable act on a 7-year-old girl. plus, the royals rule over the mets. can the amazings even up the series at citi field? "today in new york" starts now. >> good morning, everybody. 6:30 right now on this thursday, october 29th. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm darlene rodriguez. let's check in with our met fan, chris cimino.
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>> yes, hope any back home, which they had a wonderful record this year, the home field advantage will take hold. we'll see how it goes. they have a day to rest today. rain is exiting. it should be nice and dry by the time they play tomorrow night. you can see as we zoom in, it may be raining lightly over citi field. from that point west, it is drying out. across long island into connecticut, for the next half hour, 45 minutes or so, there will be a couple showers left over. the showers are exiting now from west to east. there will be midday breaks of sunshine. temperatures heading to the 70s. maybe a spot shower here or there from the city north and west. a cooler breeze settling in by the evening hours. let's get over to lauren scala and find out how that commute is moving. >> thanks, chris. not moving so well in certain places. we're going to head to connecticut where on the connecticut turnpike southbound before you get to exit 21 there's an accident. stop-and-go traffic for quite a few miles. we also have this disabled
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vehicle on 95 southbound on the new england throughway. this is out before mamaroneck avenue. delays are not so bad here. just something to keep in mind. >> lauren, thanks very mch. new details about a hit-and-run that involves an off-duty officer. it happened at 80th street and cooper avenue in glendale, queens. sheldon dutes is there. >> reporter: michael, i have been in touch with the nypd overnight and found out that that off-duty police officer is alert and conscious this morning after an out-of-control driver hit him in this intersection and kept on going. late last night, investigators stayed here in the pouring rain at the scene of this hit-and-run to try and piece together what happened. that accident happened around 9:30 last night here at the intersection of cooper avenue and 80th street. that's where that off-duty police officer was trying to cross the street near that intersection when the driver of an suv turned on to cooper
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street. police say that driver hit the off-duty police officer and took off. michael, right now the search continues for the driver of a that suv. police tell me that they think it's possible the driver might have been driving a toyota suv. as for the officer, at last check he was listed in stable condition. back to you. >> all right. sheldon, thank you. police now releasing new video of a man wanted for sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl in the bronx. take a good look here. police say he came up from behind the child as she walked into her building last saturday. they say he covered her mouth and touched her inappropriately. she was eventually able to scream and scare him off. happening today, mayor de blasio will mark the third anniversary of superstorm sandy by announcing the city's recovery program for singling-family homes will be completed by next year. the mayor says the city's build-it-back program has helped rebuild nearly 1900 homes. meantime, governor christie will
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round table discussions with sandy-affected small business owners. new this morning, some parts of our area could spend the day cleaning up after the latest round of storms. we found some damage in smithtown, long island. last night's rain and wind scattered broken tree limbs across route 111. one car there ended up with some dents and a shattered window. the overnight wind and rain in connecticut is bringing back some devastating memories of sandy. some residents on the shoreline say they haven't seen such flooding since the superstorm three years ago. in new haven, trees were ripped from the ground. many slammed into cars while others were left lying in the driveways of homes. a lot of damage there. time for a check of weather and traffic on the 4s. chris, we can see exactly just how violent it got in some places last night. >> right. it wasn't as widespread, but isolated locations did have to deal with some heavy downpours and strong, gusty winds. it was coastal flooding also that was a bit of an issue. right now we're looking at temperatures generally in the
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the five boroughs. covenditions will continue to improve in terms of the wind coming down and the rain exiting. that's what's happening. the rain is mainly east of the city across long island and connecticut. temperatures here in the lower 60s right now. we anticipate the clouds and showers to exit. partial sunshine by noon. temperatures will climb into the low 70s this afternoon. then there could be a spot shower. once that happens, temperatures slide back through the 60s late afternoon and toward the evening hours. we'll have that seven-day forecast and a look at the weekend in a bit. looking at the commute, is that busy, lauren? >> a little busy. we just got news for new jersey transit commuters. the morris-essex line is subject to 15-minute delays because of a disabled train. otherwise, everything is moving along fine. i'll keep a close eye on that. if you're getting on the roads, more problems out there. an accident on the. l.i.e. westbound. slow going there. on the west side highway, earlier we had an overturned vehicle at 96th street.
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now something is out there in the left lane again. some damage to the guardrail. they're out there working on that. expect a slow ride as soon as you get off the george washington bridge. alternate side rules in effect today. more weather and traffic on the 4s. >> thank you very much, lauren. now to the mets' chase for the championship. the team is back home this morning following a tough loss to the royals. katherine creag is at citi field where the mets arrived overnight. hopefully luck is better back here at home. >> reporter: and home is where the wins will be. that is certainly the hope, darlene. the mets are home now. the players arriving here overnight. the hope is that they have done so well here at citi field that they'll continue to do that. in fact, we want to show you the buses the players arrived here on. this is very early this morning. 3:57 this morning the buses with players and mets staff on board pulled boo ed ed into citi field. sometimes we can catch the players before they leave and get a quick interview, but it was clear they were not in the mood. they left.
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it was a tough game last night. there was the mets' lucas duda providing the only two hits for them. kansas city won 7-1. mets fans after the game said this. >> coming back home, that's what it's all about. bringing it back home. we're down a little bit out in missouri, whatever. bringing it back home. we're going to take care of business. >> we got young pitching. we'll be back. i think coming home, i like our chances. got to have syndergaard friday night. going to liekt ght it up. >> reporter: and here are mets fans arriving from the airport this morning. most fans are feeling hopeful this morning that the mets will perform better because they are here now at home. back to you. >> all right. certainly, kat. thank you so much. coming up on 6:37. a popular new york city marching
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band leader is accused of duct taping a 9-year-old student's mouth, and his excuse for doing it has some parents outraged. 39-year-old ken hughes told detectives he wanted to teach the student a lesson about slavery. hughes has pleaded not guilty to salts and child endangerment charges. a judge released hughes because he has no criminal history, but they did ask him to stay awau from that 9-year-old victim. an mta bus driver has been arrested in a violent road rage case shown in exclusive cell phone video obtained by news 4. the bus driver, david garcia, is accused of beating the student with a baseball bat after the student didn't let garcia into a merging lane on the bqe. it happened on astoria boulevard on monday. garcia was picked up yesterday, charged with assault. he's also been suspended. in connecticut, governor malloy wants to cut 500 state jobs to help fix a budget deficit. those positions would be
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malloy also proposed changing the state pension system. connecticut is struggling with slower than expected economic growth. the university of connecticut is also facing a budget deficit. that means students may have to pay more in tuition next year. how much more, well, that will be worked out over the next couple months. right now in-state students pay about $25,000 in tuition and board. a council marin in queens wants to ban smoking in new york city public housing buildings. councilman donovan richards wants to ban smoking in units that gets city subsidy ies subsidies, tax breaks, or loans. richards says he's concerned about the effects of second-hand smoke. thghat legislation is being introduced today. if it gets approved, it would cover tens of thousands of units over the next ten years. well, the military is launching an investigation into how a surveillance balloon broke loose in maryland. the unmanned balloon remained in the air for more than three
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hours as it floated into pennsylvania. people on ground snapped pictures and recorded video as it passed overhead. >> i looked up into the sky and see this white thing. it looked like a goodyear blimp at first. proceeded to follow it around my house, watching it pull down the power lines and hearing the loud zapping noise. >> the broken tether that the balloon was dragging wound up knocking out power to thousands of homes. the balloon eventually came down about 80 miles north of harrisburg. certainly wreaking havoc. >> thankfully it came down on its own. up next, we're going to tell you about an accidental lottery winner. we'll tell you how a clerk's mistake led to one man's big jackpot. then later, parents, fess up. what adults admit to doing on halloween night once the trick-or-treaters are asleep in bed. plus, your weather and traffic on the 4s is coming up. you're watching "today in new
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welcome back. 6:43. i'm looking at the wrong clock. >> people are rolling over. >> we're going to fix that. all right. 6:43. what a lucky break. a store clerk's mistake led to a $380,000 bonanza for one customer. pat tucker is hundreds of thousands of dollars wealthier after walk into a 746 -eleven store in california. he planned to play the megamillions, but the clerk pressed the wrong button. the order couldn't be canceled, so tucker took the ticket. while he wasn't happy at the
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>> he said, no, i need a megamillions. i said, i can't cancel the ticket. so he take it. it's a winning one. >> well, the clerk was correct. the powerball ticket matched five numbers but missed the powerball number. tucker says the cash will go toward renovating his house. >> but you make a good point. he couldn't not take it. >> everybody says that when they go to order the ticket, whatever the lottery ticket may be, if it's the wrong thing or they put the wrong -- you have to keep it. >> there you go. >> all about the luck. >> 6:44 right now. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. talking about the luck, chris. >> well, yeah. we haven't had any at met fans. but i know what you're talking about, darlene. sort of like, well, if i don't -- this is a message here. >> right. >> this happened for a reason. take it or not. all right. damp roads out there. the good news, things are drying out, especially from the city on west. still a little bit of shower activity to get through east of the city. even there, it will be dissipating through the morning. 64 degrees, mostly cloudy sky
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out there right now. showers ending and tapering down. sun for the afternoon. warmer temperatures briefly. we go to the low 70s. then a cooler trend as we hit the weekend. it starts tomorrow, actually, with temperatures getting closer to normal. the morning showers are winding down. the bigger story today will become the temperature. normal high is 60 for this time of year. we're anticipating a high of 73 later on this afternoon. not a record but certainly nice and mild. meantime, low 60s to a few mid-60s across long island. north port, 65. babylon babylon, 62. in and around the city, white plains, 64 degrees right now. same thing in morristown. well up to north, really not all that cool either. poughkeepsie at 66. this is where we're going to spend the morning and early afternoon, right in here. some partial sunshine 37 this . this line of showers will generally weaken, but it could
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once we shake these morning clouds, we turn partly sunny. then it clears on out. tonight, looking good. tomorrow, lots of sunshine. a cool, crisp autumn day in the 50s. a clear, cool night tomorrow night at citi field. saturday, 8:00 a.m., starts out nice and sunny. the clouds start to move in halloween evening. but no rain. that stays to the north and west. there might be a sprinkle around our marathon sunday. that would be about it. temperatures actually turn a little milder by sunday. 73 today. that's the warmest of the bunch. upper 50s and 50s again friday and saturday. more clouds around sunday. maybe a passing sprinkle. we gain an hour sleep. clocks go back an hour sunday morning. 63 the high. early next week looks good. sunshine, temperatures mid and upper 60s. let's find out about the commute. so far, so good or bad? i see red on the map. >> not so good right now. a bunch of new things to talk about. let's head to route 80 for new jersey commuters. an accident on eastbound 80
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after exit 57. so that's right by route 19 main street. that shuts down two lanes. very heavy delays building very quickly. definitely a spot to avoid. we also have this cleanup from an earlier accident on the west side highway southbound by 96th street. delays go all the way back to the cross bronx expressway and george washington bridge. you have a 20-minute inbound wait at the bridge. 20 minutes at the holland. 30 minutes inbound at the lincoln. over on the verrazano bridge, an accident blocking two lanes on the brooklyn bound upper level. you can see what it looks like. this is what the staten island expressway looks like like by clove road. heading to long island, that accident on the l.i.e. westbound by exit 40 is causing delays. and we'll head up to the hutch, which is shut down northbound temporarily because of an unauthorized tractor trailer out there by wilmot road. that's it for the roads. lots of problems out there. back to you. >> lauren, thanks. uber offering some very
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uber is offering to bring a car full of kid ttens to your office to celebrate national cat day. you get the opportunity to adopt one of them. the kittens will only be visiting the dumbo and williamsburg areas in brooklyn and 59th street and below in manhattan. there's also a $30 snuggle fee. >> but that's a nice gift for somebody. send a carload of kittens and brighten up their day. >> they love that in the office during the workday. >> we're below 59th street. let's try it. >> they'll get a huge kick out of it here. 6:48 right now. coming up, you know you're guilty. what a majority of parents admit to doing on halloween night. and don't forget, follow us on facebook and twitter, michaelg4ny, darlene4ny. also instagram as well.
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welcome back. 6:51, 64 degrees out. halloween is supposed to be all about the kids, right? and trick-or-treating.
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>> well, what do kids really like and who's really eating all that candy? hands down, most people want the candy. yes, they do. new yahoo! food study finds peanut butter cups are the favorite. i agree. here's the surprise. more than two-thirds of all parents admit they dip into their kids' trick-or-treat bags until their kids fall asleep. i don't even wait for that. >> we put it all out on the table and decide who's going to get what. >> we call it a tax. >> i agree. >> or mandate. >> you live here for free. this is how you have to pay. 6:52. the "today" show is coming up. savannah is going to learn all about that. >> about what? >> eating your kids' -- >> trick-or-treating and candy. i used to fall asleep with a handful of candy corn. orange and yellow drool. it was great. >> yes, the candy stupor. >> was that last year? >> yeah, i was going to say. >> all right.
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down that feisty republican presidential debate. senator marco rubio being praised for a strong performance. he'll join us. >> also, criminals posing as utility workers to fool you into letting them into your home. do you think you wouldn't be tricked? wait until you see what happened when jeff rossen put some homeowners to the test. >> and we'll have fun with sandra bullock when she stopped by studio 1a. it all happens on a thursday morning. we'll get started in about 6 1/2 minutes. back to you. >> wow. we're almost there. we may come and join you. >> seriously. >> thank you, guys. up next, we'll check in with chris and see if we can put the umbrellas away today.
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alert and is listed in stable condition. back to you. >> sheldon, thanks very much. police also need your help finding a man wanted for sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl in the bronx. investigators say he came up from behind that child as she walked into her building last saturday. they say he covered her mouth, touched her inappropriately. she was eventually able to scream and scare him off. the latest round of storms to hit our area has left a big mess in some spots. downed trees, power outage, and flooding were reported in some spots. some residents on the connecticut shoreline say they haven't seen such flooding sin superstorm sandy. and today mayor de blasio will mark the third anniversary of superstorm sandy by announcing the recovery project for single-family homes will be completed by next year. and chris christie will affect round tables with affected small business owners. >> the mets down two games in the world series. katherine creag is at citi field where the team arrived
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>> reporter: not exactly. we tried, but yeah, they were not in the mood to talk. on the team buses, in fact, we saw the mets players and mets staff members, coaching staff arriving here very early this morning. about 4:00 this morning. they left, though, clearly not in the mood to talk with reporters. perhaps later. the royals beat the mets last night. the score 7-1. the mets are now 0-2 for its third straight world series. it started out in 1986. they beat boston that year. 0-2 in 2000 against the yankees, but that's all we'll talk about what happened that year. the royals will be working out here at citi field 2:00 this afternoon. the mets will be working out 4:00 in the afternoon. back to you. >> so kat, you weren't able to discuss strategy with terry collins or noah syndergaard? >> reporter: i tried. i was holding on to the fender of daniel murphy's vehicle. he just kind of drove away. >> he said, lady, get away from my car.
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>> and call the police. >> well, let's hope a better outcome this week for the mets. we don't have such good news for the commute. for new jersey transit commuters, we have 15-minute delays on the morris and essex line because of a disabled train near millburn. there's an accident coming off the ramp from route 23 southbound to i-80. and another accident on route 80 after exit 57. that shuts down two lanes. delays go back a few exits there. if you are headed to the hudsons, 45 minutes is the worst of it at the lincoln tunnel. >> all right. lauren, thank you. chris, another check of the weather. >> improvement. that's the key today. you can see on our radar picture, most of the rain has moved east of the city across long island. portions of connecticut, just a couple leftover sprinkles. we'll get into sunshine. with that, temperatures heading back into the lower 70s. forecasting a high of 73. could be another spot shower that shows up mid afternoon. turns cooler toward evening. upper 50s tomorrow. looks good. saturday, halloween, fine at 56 degrees. looks fine for the games at night, both friday and saturday night.
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