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your mobile device. our next hour starts reits ight now. citifield will be rocking tonight. the mets hoping for a home field advantage to get them back into the world series. plus a fiery crash and a dramatic rescue overnight. a stranger risks his life when he sees this on the road. and then also ahead this morning, a murder suspect captured because he didn't follow subway etiquette. "today in new york" starts now. good morning. 5:00 a.m. october 30. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm darlene rodriguez. chris cimino here with the forecast. >> a good friday morning. it's a little chillier out there this morning than it's been over the past couple mornings certainly. yesterday we were in the 60s. poughkeepsie was at 70 at this hour. we're down to the 40s in that area. kingston 43. not unusual, just a big change. down to 52 now in the city. lost a couple of decides. 39 at sussex. i think we lose a few more glees in most locations early on this morning. and then we bounce it back later
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this afternoon into the upper 50s by noon, about 57. lots of fall sunshine out will. a high of 60. and then a chilly night heading our way. more details in a bit. good morning. pretty heavy delays the george washington bridge. we'll take a live look out there. this is all because they're clearing the construction from the in-bound upper level. so you'll see getting into the tolls, it will take you about 20 minutes right now. hopefully this should ease out looks like things are starting to move again. lower level, lincoln or hal lond olland would be a better idea. live look at the brooke will i be bridge, road work out there. so you'll need to use the williamsburg bridge or manhattan bridge untilg 6:00. dramatic video of a crash in westchester county. flames engulfed this week on the sawmill parkway. a good samaritan pulled the unconscious driver out of the
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wreckage just before it burst into flames. a passenger was able to get out on her own. both victims are injured but will survive. game three of the world series is technically, technically not a must win, but it certainly is as close as you can get. the mets are down two games to none, they're hoping for a boost from the hometown fans. katherine creag is at citifield with the review. so technically they don't have to win, but as you know as our baseball expert, it would be great to get back into the game here. >> reporter: and you period it there so many players that they have dug themselves into a hole, of. and this is an exciting night. and as you said, not exactly a must win, but they want to win obviously. the sign here big and bright here at citifield. a lot of people know that this will be the first world series game to be played here at this stadium ever. so an exciting night. and we saw some of the workouts from the game three starters in fact for both teams, they were on the field yesterday afternoon
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throwing,know a syndergaard and. at least 100 innings for each starter this season. mets suffered a tough loss wednesday night 7-1. the manager terry collins talked about how the offense has to improve. >> i think the impact will be on us more than anything. i think that is where our fan base is so good is that it inspires our guys. so i'm looking at that and and i have been on the other side of the field, not in the world series, but i've been on the other side of the field this morning city in a big series and it's hard. it's tough. so we're glad to be back here. >> reporter: and airy collins and players crediting the fans for giving them a really good spirit. being at home makes such a decision. in the next half hour, we'll talk about ticket prices.
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at least one of the tickets going for about $16,000. >> did you just say $16,000? >> reporter: yes. we'll talk about that. at the time your checkbook out. >> oh, my gosh. >> we'll do that. thanks so much. now a commuter alert. the mets game is just one of several major events in the city this weekend. it is a recipe for gridlock as you might imagine. sheldon dutes is in times square. i think i was trying to forget the first two games, sheldon. good morning. >> reporter: yes, now you have something to look forward to tonight and there will be super express 7 trains running from manhattan to queens to help mets fans get to and from the game this evening. but darlene, aside from the game which will be making the train stops here in times square, there are other events happening this weekend, including the halloween parade in the village. and that's where a lot of folks, tens of thousands are expected
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to line the parade route along 6th avenue. as a result, the area south of 14th street will be closed, so you can expect road detours in that area. the mta says that they also plan to have extra trains to help people get around throughout the parade. and the road closures continue into sunday for the marathon. now, the mta said that they made customized subway maps to help people get around on sunday. as for keeping everyone safe, the nypd says that they are brainstorming and preparing for every possible scenario. darlene, they tell us that so far there are no specific threats. as for getting around the city this weekend between the world series, the parade and the marathon, you can always head to our website nbcnewyork.com, we have a full list of road closures and detours to help you get around. back to you. >> sheldon dutes, thank you. >> time for a check of weather and traffic to the 4s. chris, i have a good vibe about
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out to us, the daily news is reporting that the board game stratomattiy pre- dicts mets sweep the next four games. >> i did not know that. i played it a lot as a kid. we'll see how it works out. i'm in. meantime weather is cooperating for all of the activities this weekend. it's a pretty quiet weather weekend. chilling down a bit. sunshine mixing with just a few clouds today. near normal temperatures. normal hebh is 59. we'll be in the upper 50s to near 60. it turns chillier for the game tonight. 52 right now. 57 at noon, 59 at 3:00. should reach 60 briefly this afternoon. again along with the cool breeze. let's find out if there are any trouble spots so far on a friday morning commute. the only trouble spot really is the george washington bridge. still heavy delays inbound upper level.
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a bunch of detours between manhattan and the bronx. and we have construction southbound on the new england thruway. single laning for quite a stretch there. and trains look good. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect today. 5:07 right now. new this morning, an arrest in a story we told you about all morning yesterday. police tracked down the driver they say hit an off duty nypd officer. it happened wednesday night in middle village queens. ellen rivera moya charged with leaving the scene with injury. the officer hit is in serious condition. after eluding police for nearly a year, the man who allegedly stabbed a brooklyn grand mother to death is now behind bars. transit police say they spotted 43-year-old gregory white taking up two seats on the a train at columbus circle yesterday. they were writing him a summons and that's when they discovered
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he was a suspect in the murder of 58-year-old victoria hammond. she was found in her apartment about more than two dozen stab wounds back in january. her family says they're relieved the alleged killer has been caught. >> a little bit of closure. a little bit of closure. every day i was waking up wondering why someone would kill my mother. >> police say white admitted to murdering hammond, but he claims it was in self-defense. a man is recovering this the hospital after a bullet grazed his head right in front of his harlem home. police are trying to track down the three bikers in these photos we want to show you here. they say one of them opened fire on west 118th street on tuesday injuring the 49-year-old victim. two men are riding on a single dirt bike in the image on the left. if you recognize them, give police a call. the attorney for the police officer accused in the deadly wrong way accident says his client may have been drugged at the time.
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blood of officer pedro abad for the date rape drug known as ghb. prosecutors contend abad was drunk when he drove on to the west shore expressway and slammed head-on into a tractor trailer. two friends died in that crash back in march. the accident happened after a night of partying at a local strip club. on long island, a hempstead police officer has pleaded not guilty to misconduct, sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child. 49-year-old was arraigned yesterday. he's an accused of following a woman into her car, grabbing her breast and thigh all in front of her children. june. he's due back in dourt n in court on november 13. and nearly three months after a connecticut couple vanished, police are looking for evidence. still hoping to find clues in jeffrey and jeanette's disappearance.
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their 27-year-old son kyle is a person of interest. he's currently in custody on federal gun charges. the man released from police he is on after serving 25 years for notorious subway stabbing may be facing a new legal challenge. prosecutors are appealing the judge's decision to free johnny earlier this month. he had been convicted of killing a tourist from utah on a subway platform in 1990. but that conviction was overturned based on the testimony from witnesses who only recently came forward. happening today, roman polanski expected in court in poland. the court is deciding on a u.s. extradition request over a 1977 child sex abuse case. polanski did serve 42 days in jail back then as part of a plea bargain, but then fled the country fearing a longer prison sentence. it is 5:10. just ahead, at the one time he was thought of as a favorite. this morning the presidential candidate who is insisting his campaign is not over. plus upping the ante in the
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holiday shopping wars. we'll tell you about the announcement from macy's. and your weather and traffic on the 4s. that's coming up. you're watching "today in new york." look, i know you're
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5:14. four things to know. tonight the mets try to get their first win of the world series. know a mound. senate approving a budget deal to funds the government for two more years. it thousand goes now goes to the president's desk. epi pens being recalled because it may be loaded with the wrong dosage. they're manufactured by a know if i oig. more information on nbcnewyork.com. and american pharoah running one more race tomorrow right
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starting at 4:00. in lose, one of the most beautiful racetracks in the country. so watch just to see the track. >> sounds gorgeous. good morning. 5:14. weather and traffic on the 4s. have you been to that racetrack? i have not. michael lived in kentucky. >> a beautiful racetrack. it's it actually not far from your old storming grounds in cincinnati. >> river downs there was one called i think right on the river there. that was the only -- >> cimino downs now. >> trust me, they're not. a lot of stuff coming up this weekend, so back to normal today with temperatures back in the fifth to near 60. looks like it's mainly treat for halloween. no surprises. winds should be light. temperatures cool. and it gets milder for the marathon. worst case scenario, a little sprinkle towards the end. to tut about
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to put it in perspective, yesterday morning compared to this morning, it's 20 degrees colder in newburgh. 25 degrees colder in sussex. and 27 degrees chillier out in westhampton. so most folks anywhere from 15 to 25 degrees colder this morning than they were yesterday morning. 51 in chelsea, hoboken also. 39 in sussex. 48 town in bridge water and long branch. and generally 40s across long island. another patch of clouds up toward the authority. north. we should see a fair amount of sunshine today. a few clouds may mix in at times. temperatures up near 60 degrees with with plenty of sunshine. we'll call it seasonably cool.weekend starts out cool on saturday in the mid-50s. marathon sunday, more southwesterly flow of air and about 63 degrees with a few more clouds. but the weekend really in if shape. so in terms of what is going on,
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citifield obviously game three of the world series, 52 degrees first pitch. less breezy, but still chilly. trick-or-treaters starting out about 54, dropping to about 50 with a partly cloudy sky. but again the good new, the wind is light. and in that vein, for marathon sunday, we're talking about temperatures ranging from low 50s to start getting into the low sex 60s by the end. a southwest went with a mostly cloudy sky. and maybe just a sprinkle. so we put it all together in the 7 day and it looks like this, 60 today, 55 tomorrow and then 63 on sunday. back to the mid-60s monday with clouds around. and then upper 70s to around 70 come tuesday, wednesday and thursday. pretty fine looking "7-day forecast." let's see how the commute is treating us. nice and green mostly. we're having mostly good news for the commute, but we do have a couple issues out there.
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202 between ramapo and the state line. and an accident on the bruckner draw bridge. two lanes shut down. and you can see some delays heading into this area. eastbound on the long island the main roadway. it's the service road there it. so if you're headed to the grand central or van wyck, you'll sit in traffic will. more ahead on the 4s. on now to decision 2016. the fallout from the latest republican debate, one candidate insisting that he's staying in the race. but that's so significant. tracie potts is in washington. if this was a movie, they would call it reversal of fortune, tracie. >> exactly. because this is not the fortune jeb bush was looking for at this point in the ce. but he does say that he's hanging in there despite his low polling numbers and single digits.
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his strategy, he's changing his message, but sticking with the same campaign strategy, focusing on the early states. iowa this weekend and then refocusing on new hampshire. >> end is not near. memo to file. life is good. >> reporter: jeb bush insists his campaign is not on life support. his brother, the former president, shed ed showed up at a pupd fundraiser fundraiser. bush rejects claims that his debate performance is weak. >> it is not a sign of strength by having the loud he is volume in the room. >> reporter: the republican party is pushing for format changes. more exchanges, fewer clashes with the moderators. >> what it's turned into is a gotcha. that's not helpful for anybody. >> reporter: donald trump suggests maybe the moderators should be republicans. >> why should we have these people that hate everything we stand for? >> reporter: on the other side, hillary clinton says with republicans she can't catch a break. >> whenever i actually have a
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job, the republicans say really nice things about me. whenever i'm running for a job, oh, my goodness, you know, they line up. >> reporter: back to the republicans for a moment, the "new york times" is calling on chris christie to drop out of the race. christie's response? he says he's not a subscriber so he can't read that and he's not going anywhere. >> tracie potts in washington. we appreciate that. in came today's cnbc money report, macy's once again launching black friday sales on thursday. macy's stores will open at 6:00 p.m. on thanks giving night. the department store has been doing this since 2013. the company's ceo says last year 15,000 people visited its store on thanksgiving. >> and rei is closing on black friday. so different -- everyone has different philosophies about this this. >> and the herald square store, to be fair, there are so many tourists in new york city from outside the country who perhaps
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welcome back. it's friday, people. so we have mets game, halloween, the weekend. potentially some ups and downs. >> yes, hopefully mostly ups. and the weather picture is looking up. it's cooperating. temperatures this afternoon will be cooler than they have been, in the 50s to near 60. a chilly breeze, but there should be a fair amount of sunshine. no rain fear gear needed. tonight back to cool stuff, 43 in the city and 30s in the suburbs. halloween looks quiet and then it gets milder. next week, which is november already, we may see a 70 degree temperature. >> fantastic.
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>> what see going on, lauren? >> the trains are in fantastic shape. but we have a couple problems on the roads including construction. in pa ram miss, route 17 construction between century road and midland avenue. two lanes shut down until about 6:00 a.m. and george washington bridge, delays still heavy getting into the upper level. a 20 minute wait. lower level is moving along nicely and the lincoln and holland are in great shape. >> we have remarkable video to show you this morning from peru. look closely, a skydiver whose suit got stuck as he was about to leap out. so he hung upside down for about 30 minutes until he cut himself free. he landed safely with just a cut on his hand. i can't imagine what was going through his mind boil all while all of that was happening. just ahead, a local man says
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orn down while he was away having surgery. we'll tell you why the town says they did nothing wrong. creag live at citifield where there is a lot of excitement for the world series game three, first world series game to be played at this stadium. coming up, we'll hear from the starting pitcher. and take us with you. keep watching "today in new york," download the news 4 new
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today home sweet home. you are looking live at citifield. the mets hoping their world series fortunes change in queens. plus a home torn down. while the owner was away. we'll tell you why one local town says this had to be done. and a runway inferno. with what passengers saw just before a plane burst into flames. "today in new york" starts now. good morning. it's friday morning, october 30. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> and i'm michael gargiulo. chris cimino here with the forecast for the start of a super busy weekend. >> lots going on, but the weather seems to be cooperating. we've cooled it down. still gusty, but does thats down
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to the 47 at farming hill. west of here, it's mid-40s places like bridgewater. a few upper 30s in northwest new jersey. with the wind, you need to bundle up early on. doesn't warm up anywhere near yesterday's 73 for sure. by noon sunshine, still breezy, about 57. mid-60s 50s by 6:00. we'll check out the rest of the weekend in a bit. still doing pretty well. we is it have a couple problems out there. bruckner expressway, we have an accident eastbound by the huntspoint draw bridge that shuts down two lanes. so slow go in this area. a little bit of red in-bound delay of about 10 minutes at the george washington bridge on the upper level. and heading over to route 202 shut down in both directions between ramapo road and the state line due to a road surface collapse. there is a detour posted. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. 5:30. mets fans know you got to
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believe. no matter what. the team returns home tonight for game three. winless in the world series, though. they turn to the 23-year-old pitcher that mets fans call thor. today katherine creag is at citifield with a preview. you were there yesterday when the mets came home and not a lot of them in the hood to talk. hopefully a better night. >> reporter: exactly. not in the mood to talk yesterday. but during the day, though, during the press conferences in the afternoon, they were saying that they believe they will get a wig boost from big boost from the home crowd. this sign saying the world series being played here. it is an exciting time here and the players certainly like being home. we want to show you some of the video, game three starters for both teams worked out. did some slight throwing. noah syndergaard and sven claur are a
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throwing pitchers in the league. the mets suffered a tough loss wednesday night to the royals, noah syndergaard and the team believe that they will get a lot of support from the home crowd. take a listen. >> coming back home is a big thing for us. the mets faithful behind us, greatest fans in baseball. part of the rope we've eason we've had success is coming together as a team and win some ball games. >> reporter: and we want to talk about ticket prices. i think i bought an $18 standing room only tick account here once. and now they're going for around $700 a piece. standing room only. and then field level ticket, around ten grand, 11 grand, and i found online section 14, sort of behind home plate, $16,000 for one ticket. so ticket prices extraordinary. even though the mets are down
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>> we were priced out at $700. >> exactly. and even the parking, $75 for parking.even afford parking here sfwlp that is pricey. governor cuomo canceling plans to sell world series tickets as a funds raiser. he was offering up seats for $5500 a piece. critics said the governor was exploiting the games to target wealthy donors. a campaign spokesman said the fund raiser was nixed to make more tickets available for fans. but at those prices, who knows who can afford them. new this morning, a new budget deal is heading to president obama's desk. the pill was bill was approved 64-35. sets the budget for the federal government for the next two years. it prevents a national default. spending plan opposed by several of the republican presidential
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candidates. ted cruz and rand paul spoke out geps the against the budget. mayor de blasio, 48% of voters don't believe he deserves another four years. only 42% say that he does. the poll suggests many voters disagree with the mayor's handling of the schools and the city's budget. 45% of voters approve of the job the mayor is doing. 5:34 right now. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. chris, i have to hit you up for 25 bucks because we're chipping in to pay for the parking for kat at citifield. >> apparently so. crazy. but in the meantime, if you're heading out to citifield, it will be chilly. but at least the wind will ease up a bit. right now a chilly breeze. sunshine today, we'll mix with a few clouds. temperatures back to normal in the 50s to near 60 degrees. and it turns even chillier
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tonight with readings in the 40s and eventually the 30s in the suburbs. but we're starting out at 52. so it's a bit brisk out there compared to yesterday morning. look for 57 by noon. 59 by 3:00 and a good deal of sun throughout the day. so no rain to worry about. commute time. let's look into it with lauren. let's talk about mass transits. some of the bus detours have cleared, all in the bronx. but we still have the m1 through 4, m 9, m 66 and m 86 on detour. if you're getting on the trains, no issues on the subways or major commuter lines. and you do need to move your car today, alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. we have a commuter alert if you're planning to drive in the city this this weekend, you may want to rethink that. sheldon dutes is in times square with the events that could cause gridlock. so any one of these events by itself would be a problem, but the problem this weekend is they're all coming together at the same time.
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you have the road closure, planned maintenance on the subway lines. with three big events happening here in the city. and i saw in kathryn's story the sign outside of citifield says take mass trance i had sit transit. even though mta has scheduled maintenance, the subway is your best bet to get around including taking the 7 super express train being offered tonight after the game with stops here along than hat manhattan and sometimes times square and queens. the village halloween parade is the other big event this weekend. you can expect road closures and detours south of 14th street since tens of thousands of people will gather there and line up along 6th avenue to watch the parade. but the mta says they plan to run extra trains in the area to help if needed. and road closures continue on sunday for the new york city marathon. the mta made a customized
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marathon map to help everyone at the time around. dodging some of the subways that might be closed because of the marathon route. as for keeping everyone safe now, the nypd says they have been hard at work preparing for every possible disaster scenario. >> in the post-boston marathon bombing world, we always looked at this event as a complicated event for traffic, for crowds and to facilitate the race with the counterterrorism overlay. >> reporter: and so far there are no specific threats related to the marathon. we have all the information on our website about the road closures, detours. and subway changes. nbcnewyork.com. back to you. >> sheldon, good luck to us all getting around. thanks so much. long island man whose home was torp torn down says he's suing the town. he left for surgery in florida
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summer, his thousand on house was gone. city officials say it was in darng of danger of collapsing and used a local law called chapter 90 to tear it down. >> it needed some repair. it was certainly not in the shape where it was dangerous. the wedding rings, some of my father's jewelry from when he was working, things like that. and it's all just gone. >> the city claims they notified williams of the demolition. williams says the city destroyed a lifetime of memories and priceless possessions. the nation's railroads are getting a little three years to put that automated braking system in place. experts say that safety feature alone would prevent derailments like the one that killed four people in the bronx two years ago. railroads have been required to have the feature called positive train control installed pie the by the end of this year. president obama has signed a bill that moves the dead lionel line out to december of 2018.
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a former basketball coach at westchester community college is charged with grade fixing. prosecutors say he faked courses and grades for eight students to help them into universities across the country. most of these students have been expelled from college. the men's and women's basketball seasons have been canceled because of the investigation. mayor de blasio expected to sign a bill that will speed up elevator repairs. it comes after constant complaints from residents at a building it in the bronx. they say the elevator in their building has been broken for at least five months. elderly and people with disabilities are forced to climb the steps to get through to their apartments. >> not good. not good. i have to depend on people to help me take stuff upstairs. >> the building's managing agent told news 4 they already hired two companies to fix the elevate elevator elevator, neither were able to finish the job.
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elderly gentleman and other people to have to walk up the steps. >> and i know that street. there are a lot of buildings there and a lot of walking to do just to get to the stores and things that you needs. let alone having to climb up there. it's 5:39. just ahead, a close call can a drone at jfk airport. hear what the pilots say happened. plus it's a big challenge, how the military plans to retrieve now that runaway balloon that crashed in the woods.
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a live look outside. 5:43. gracie mansion once again getting into the halloween spirit. the mayor's home will host a tomorrow. the event include as tour of the mansion, a magic show, face painting and halloween treats. you do have to get a ticket to attend the party. unfortunately, they were all handed out earlier this week. and a haunted house has been created in one place you wouldn't expect it.
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an nypd station house. the 78th precinct. it's hosting a haunted house in the basement. off duty officers volunteering to give visitors a friendly scare. officers say they wanted to give family as fun reason to come to the police station, which is nice because it should be part of the community. >> and new york city residents know this, but precincts all around the city, they do just halloween parties. they do christmas and 2457ks thanksgiving parties. >> i used to play basketball with the 13th precinct. teaching the ree cruits a little something. >> help them out a bit. >> you had a mean crossover, right? >> he schooled them in other words. all right. in the meantime, as we head on out into this friday, friday is always a good day and even better when it will be bright and sunny.
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citifield behind me where the mets won 49 games occurring during the regular season. we need three more. the sky is clear. a lot of the suburbs town in down in the 40s and a few upper 30s. today back to normal, temperatures in the 50s to near 60. halloween tomorrow, mostly treat. generally dry weather, nothing to worry about in term of any rain. even milder by the marathon, maybe a spotty shower by the end of the day on sunday. but temperatures right on target. normal highs on this date 59. we're forecasting a high of 60. bottom line on the school day forecast, starting out in the 40s and 50s. again breezy conditions at recess time, but a fair amount of sun. 57 at that point. and by dismissal time, 60 degrees. and after school activities, in the 50s. friday night football probably
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to the 40s. high point is 43. franklin 38. you get towards the coast, you see more 50s and upper 40s showing up. a quite start. nothing going on in terms of clouds cover. a few clouds will mix in briefly late morning early afternoon and then that's about it, it's back to sunshine. clear skies tonight. friday night looks between. tomorrow morning plenty of sunshine. this is 9:00 a.m. for saturday. high clouds later in the afternoon filter out the sun a little bit. it gets overcast tomorrow night. and then marathon day sunday, look for cloudy sky, but no rain around really. any sprinkles way to the north and west. i think the rain threat probably holds off until later sunday night when a couple light showers could slip in here. so the marathon should be dry, as well. so today up around 60, sun mix willing with a few patchy clouds. tonight clear skies, 43 in the city. 30s in a lot of the suburbs. so if you're doing a little leaf peaking, we're at peak. just to the north and west, pink
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is peak. high color in central new jersey right now. so probably another week 20 two, you'll lose it all here. 60 today, 55 tomorrow, 36 sunday. all dry days. and next week even warmer, upper 60s to near 70 as the weather pattern stays quiet. does the commute stay quiet? rails look pretty good. and the roads do too for the most part. still reports of an accident on the bruckner. they're in the process of clearing it. that's eastbound by the hunts point draw bridge. and we'll take a live look at the long island expressway in queens where you'll see delays heading east, there is construction as you head off the ramp out there over to the service road out by 108th street. so delays are building on the main roadway, just something to keep in mind. and we'll head to the lincoln tunnel where the good news is that all of your hudson river crossings have no delay just kret heading in to the tolls. it was pretty heavy at the george washington bridge, but that has eased out and everything is moving along nicely. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect.
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5:47. the faa is investigating another drone sighting near kennedy airport. >> we just had a drone report, 300 feet above zalpa, which is the final approach course for 22 left, just off to your left side, 2 mile as. 300 feet drone reported. >> the crew of the flight 177 spotted the drone while heading in to kennedy airport last night. the boeing jumbo jet from london landed safely. this is the 40th drone sighting near jfk in the last year. a terrifying scene at an airport in ft. lauderdale. an airplane engine burst into flames on the runway just before the jet was due to take off. witnesses reported seeing fuel leaking from the engine of the dynamic airways oig s s flight just before it caught fire. it was about to depart for venezuela. 101 passengers and crew forced to escape using inflatable chutes. >> i heard like a bump and i
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heard people screaming, running to the front. i'm like, oh, what's happening. i turn around and look and it's like flames all over the turbine of the plane. >> one man fell, hit his head on the runway as he ran from the fire. he's seriously hurt. in all about two dozen people were injured trying to get away. state police in pennsylvania used shotguns to deflate a wayward military surveillance blimp. the 240-foot helium filled blimp broke loose from its mooring in maryland and floated down mr. to trees in the pennsylvania countryside. it took down power lines causing thousands of electrical outages. investigators are trying to figure out how it broke loose. no one, though, was injured. in new jersey, you'll soon have to be 21 to buy cigarettes. new rule takes effect next month. it covers tobacco, e-cigarettes,
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and other smoking products. businesses will be fined a minute will number of $250 if they're caught selling cigarettes to anybody under the age of 21. new star wars film is just around the corner and now jedi fans have something else to be excited about. the chicago city council voted to approve plans for a new star wars museum. it will be built near soldier field, the home of the chicago bears. star wars creator george lucas received zoning approval for the museum by promising bears fans more parking spots at home games. parking always at a premium. >> absolutely. a 10-year-old boy in delaware checked out more than just books from a local library. >> he made a new hand. he created it on the library's 3d printer. collin was born with shorter fingers. but after seeing printing demos, he and his mom decided to make a 3d printable hand. collin spent about 12 hours at the library in wilmington
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molding 24 parts to create a robo hand. >> i can pick up a few bottles, i can attach a left go. i'll still be a righty, but eventually i can work with them pretty much equally. >> collin got directions from a company called e-nable which helps children create and design their own mechanical hands. so many kids can use something like this. >> and imagine he was able to do it for himself. >> amazing. ahead this morning, it's a ten year tradition. but this one turned a group of friends into millionaires. husband do you recognize it? why this 12-year-old suv is expected to sell for a lot of money. and then later at 6:00, try explaining this to your insurance company. a massive pumpkin flies through a busy intersection.
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5:54. time for a check of weather and traffic on the 4s. chris, i'm very excited about our weather trend.
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>> it is a good trend. this is the way it should feel the end of october. no rain to worry with, no big winds. so it will be breezy, fairly sunny. a few patchy clouds. upper 50s to around 60. tonight just need to bundle up a bit. it will be chilling down to the 40s. 30s in a lot of the suburbs. looks pretty good for halloween as well. and even the marathon looks okay. so we're sitting pretty. >> so dress appropriately, no shirts with any sayings that we can't show. >> that's right. >> those things, too. we are talking mets fans, so -- >> and it's halloween. hey, lauren. >> double trouble. we have our first subway issue of the morning. we have delays in both directions on the r train. that is the only issue on the rails, hoe. so that's some good news. we'll take a live look outside, there is a blurry cross bronx express way, but who compare ares
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because it's moving. we had an accident on bruckner expressway, but that's just about cleared. perseverance paid off for a group of five friends. >> they hit a $106 million geg ga mega millions jackpot. the friends have had a lottery pool for ten years. finally they hit. they will split a lump sum payment getting more than $8 million each after taxes. congratulations. so happy to hear that. fans of the hit show sopranos have a chance to cruise around their neighborhood in tony sosoprano's suv. the cadillac escalade used on the show is on the auction block. the late star james gandolfini signed the truck in two places. bids will open in $5,000. a similar model also used in the show sold at auction in 2008 for nearly $50,000. >> the famous opening scene. >> and he pulls in to his own driveway in new jersey.
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big sprawling driveway. coming up next at 6:00, black friday is coming early. we'll tell you which retailers are rolling out their holiday sales this weekend. and also 6:00 a.m., mets ready to battle back against the royal as gaming three of the world series heads to citifield. >> and if you're about to head out the door, take us with you. down load the news 4 new york app on your mobile device. okay. so everyone is saying, "hurry! you gotta get fios!" but why. why fios? well, right now for a limited time, you can get a great deal from fios, the 100% fiber optic network. fios gives you big capacity so you can get 100 percent out of all your devices. that means if you need more streaming for more devices... fios gives you options. so whatever speed you need,
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new this morning, in the right place at the right time. we'll tell you how a good samaritan managed to save a driver from this fiery crash. and new developments in the search for a missing couple from connecticut. why police are now combing a new area in fairfield county. plus the fall classic heads to citifield as the mets try to fight back from a two game deficit in the world series. "today in new york" starts now. good morning. it's friday morning, october 30.
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i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. let's check in with chris. those lucky enough to get out to the game, a nice evening for them? >> it will be quiet but chilly. temperatures will settle down into the 40s. it will deal like fall. low 50s in the city right now, down to 51 degrees. 46 in morristown, danbury 48. the day starts out with a good day of sunshine. we may mix in just a few clouds at times. 57 at noon. forecasting a high today close for where it should be at 60 degrees. let's find out if there are any trouble spots for commuters. things are starting to slow down out there mostly in queens in the usual spots on the long island expressway and in brooklyn on the bqe, but we'll head over to an accident on the bqe causing debris spill. westbound heading toward the brooklyn bridge, that's in the left lane. delays aren't too bad right there. eastbound there are delays because of the earlier construction.
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and heading over to route 202 shut down in both directions good ramapo road and the state line because of a road surface collapse. next update on the 4s. new this morning, a driver rescued from a fiery crash in westchester all thanks tosamaritan samaritan. this happened on the saw mill river parkway. police say a good samaritan managed to pull the unconscious driver out of the wreckage just before it burst into flames. a passenger was able to get out on her own. both victims are injured, but they will survive. a little after 6:00 now and today citifield will host its first ever world series game as the mets try to gain momentum against the royals. katherine creag is out at the stadium before the fans get there and the expensive parking you were talking about how much it costs just to put your car there. >> reporter: $75 for the parking lot, michael. at least as we park here, might not be legal, but at least it's
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free where our news vans are. we'll talk about that later. but an exciting night for a lot of fans. it seems like one of the mantra ises that the team may be down, but they are not out. this is the first world series played at this stadium ever, so a lot of excitement. a light workout for the game three starters. noah syndergaard doing some throwing, working out, he says that you really have to rely on the fans to give them that support, that boost. and there is really a different spirit here being in citifield. also ventura for the royals working out, as well. mets suffered a tough lost wednesday night to kansas city. some background here. they last won in 1985 for the royals, 1986 for the mets. both those teams lost the first two games and then rallied to win the series the mets hope to pull it off this year.
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>> i think the impact will be on us more than anything. i think that is where our fan base is so good is that it inspires our guys. so i'm looking at that and i've been on the other side of the field not in the world series, but i've been on the other side of the field in new york city in the big series and it's hard. it's tough. so we're glad to be back here. >> reporter: to see manager terry collins in person tonight, noah syndergaard, there are still tickets available online, you can fi ping ingstanding room tick can hes around $700, field level around ten grand a piece. and some published reports saying that two people each paid $17,500 for seats behind home plate, session 14. that's a hot section. section 14, they only serve caviar there i heard. rumors. >> all right, kat, thank you so much.
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>> but you get the little paper napkin thing, you know. governor cuomo has canceled a planned funds raiser for sell world series tick kit ets for $5500 a piece. that included access to private pregame receptions with the governor. critics said the governor was exploiting the games to target wealthy donors. a spokesman said the fund raiser was canceled to make more tickets available for mets fans. the senate has approved a budget deal that prevent as national default. the deal di pass just after 3:00 a.m. by a vote of 64-35. it had the support of all the democrats, and 18 republicans. presidential candidates ted cruise, rand paul, marco rubio all left the campaign trail, came to d.c. and voted against the spending plan. the bill does set government spending levels for the next two years, it will go to president obama for his approval. it is 6:04. time for weather and traffic on the 4s.
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we check this with chris cimino. >> there were changes in the last 24 hours. yesterday we were dealing with rain and temperatures in the mid and upper 60s. rain is gone, but temperatures in the 40s and low 50s. there will be a good deal of sunshine in our sky today mixing with a few patchy clouds. near normal temperatures. upper 50s to around 60. it turns chillier tonight with a lot of 30s showing up in the suburbs. right now in the city, temperature continues to slide down. we may lose another degree or two before the morning is through. 51 degrees right now. a bit on the brisk side, a good deal of sunshine. it stays fairly breezy. we're forecasting a high near 60. details of the busy weekend, we'll have the forecast coming up in a bit. the commute with lauren right now. good morning. we have one issue on the rails. delays in both directions on the r train. otherwise things moving along pretty smoothly. but two new things in.
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a debris spill on the bqe by the brooklyn bridge. that blocks the left rain. route 17 eastbound before exit 129, museum village road, there is a disabled vehicle on the right lane and causing heavy delays through this area. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect and we'll talk about the accident i 684, a diesel spill that comes with that. more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. new this morning, an update on a story we're following closely for you. police say they arrested a hit and run driver who struck an off duty police officer in queens. moya turned herself in yesterday. investigators say she ran a red light and hit the officer while he crossed the street. she's charged with leaving the scene of an accident with injury. police are trying to find the bikers in these photos. one opened fire injuring a man in front of his harlem home. police say the shooting happened on west 118th street on tuesday. the bullet grazed the victim's
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he is recovering in the hospital. two men are riding on a single dirt bike in the image on the left. if you recognize any of them, give police a call. 6:07. police pursuing new leads in the search for connecticut couple who vanished nearly three months ago. state major crime team was in weston last night, looking for evidence along north field road. investigators are hoping to find clues in jeffrey and jeanette n a avi vchlt anavin's disappearance. their son kyle is a person of interest. a man from new jersey has breeded ed pleaded guilty to helping isis. he was arrested yesterday and address plited in admitted to trying to help his brothers and others travel to syria to join isis. and he address mitsed to ed to ed to talking about planning a small army inside the u.s.
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key get up to 15 years in prison. and president obama approved a bill that gives railroads more time to put safety features in place that some say is already long overdue. experts say the automated braking system called positive train control could have prevented the deadly metro north derailment in the bronx two years ago. nation's railroads had until the end of the year, but the new bill extends the deadline by three more years. now we have a consumer alert just in. fiat chrysler recalling nearly 900,000 jeep dodge and fiat suvs worldwide to fix problems with the antilock brakes and the air bags. moisture can build up in the antilock brake control module that can disable the system along with the electronic stability control. cnbc money report, black friday still weeks away. some retailers, though, already rolling out big deals. cnbc's landon dowdy joining us with with those details.
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it's not even halloween. >> the holidays can never start soon enough and for target and walmart, holidays start on the 1st of november continuing the trend of launching holiday sales immediately after halloween. both are planning on enhanced store pickups options for online orders and are focusing on more efficient delivery methods. target offering free u.s. shipping for all online orders placed november 1 through christmas and walmart is moving towards more deals that lost throughout the season. and if you want even steeper discounts, you can scoop up black friday deal at macy's shortly after they finish their turkey dinner for the second consecutive year, the department store announced it will open its doors at 6:00 p.m. on thanksgiving day. the move comes as a handful of retailers including game stop, lowes, rei and staples have said they will be closed for the holidays. soo so it you want the deals, hurry inand eat.
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>> i'll just wait. eating. landon, thank you. are you dressing up for halloween? >> i'm going to grab a hat and be a witch. i'm already ready. >> within of the federal open market governors. >> it's really interesting. >> landon, thanks so much. still ahead, a halloween scare for commuters. we'll tell you where the giant inflatable jack-o'-lantern you see here went rolling on you of control. and up next, a plane burst into flames at a busy florida arpts. airport.
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6:13. looking at the chrysler building, beautiful, 51 degrees out right now. here are 4 things to know this morning. an important recall to pass along to you. some allergy pens are being recalled because they may be loaded with the wrong dosage. they are the q pens manufactured by a know if i sanofi. for more information, go to nbcnewyork.com. american pharaoh will run his final race this week in lexington, kentucky. watch it live tomorrow beginning at 4:00 right here on nbc 4. a commuter alert starting monday the white street south ferry subway entrance will be closed for nine months. riders can get to the ferry through the staten island terminal building or across the street at the whitehall street entrance. and game three of the world series at citifield tonight,
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it's noah syndergaard will take the found mound mound for the mets. i feel like history is on our side. first world series game ever out at citifield. so historic. >> i agree. i have that seam feeling now. >> just now? >> it just happened. >> could be completing, so hold on to it. overall weather picture is going to get a little bit chilly, but still typical for this time of year. no rain to worry about probably through this weekend until maybe later sunday night. so back to normal today with our temperatures. mostly treat in terms of the forecast for halloween. marathon day, a little cloudy. right now we're down to 50 in chelsea, same thing in hoboken. 51 jackson heights. islip in the 40s.
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lower 40s even a few upper 30s have popped up in northwest new jersey. high clouds moving away from us. lower and middle clouds from the north and west. we're right in between both areas and seeing a good deal of clear sky right now. so we'll have sunshine, but we'll get through a patch of cloud cover, it may survive and mix with our sunshine during the first half of the day but then dealing with again much nicer conditions beyond that point. lots of spine head f of fine sunshine heads our way. tonight less breeze, it starts out at 52 for the game, but likely to settle down into the 40s. these games easily go three hours plus, so you will definitely be in the 40s before the game is through. trick or treaters, 50ish. no great wind to deal with. that's always nice because you done don't want the costumes to get blown away. marathon sunday, about 51.
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by 2:00, in the low 60s. i think the runners should be happy with this with just a light breeze out of the southwest. so putting it all together, your weekend planner looks good on saturday. 55. just clouds later in the day. mostly dry it for marathon sunday in the low 60s. fall back an hour sunday morning. so you gain a little sleep. a big celebratory day around here. next week, 68 for tuesday, 70 for wednesday and upper 60s again on thursday, all dry days. i know i like to celebrate when we fall back and hour. >> sleep is certainly something we celebrate daily here on this show. if you're gets on the roads, an accident on 684 southbound just before you get to hard scrabble road. this blocks the right and left lane. there a diesel fuel spill that they will have to clean up. you can see live here that the delays are building. so avoid that. and heading over to route 17
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eastbound out before museumville allege road, disabled vehicle has been out there for a while. delays go back at least two to three exits. and heading to 202, still shut down between ramapo road and state line with a road collapse out there. and we will head over to the city, grand central parkway, reports of an accident westbound just before you get to the q gardens interchange. l.i.e., something i rarely say, head to the long island expressway instead. if you're getting on the trains, delays in both directions on the r train. more weather achd nd traffic coming up on the 4s. some frightening moments on the runway at the airport in ft. lauderdale. an airplane engine burst into flames just before takeoff. witnesses say they saw fuel leaking from the engine of the dynamic dynamic area ways airways flight just before it took off. 1001 oo
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101 were forced to use inflatable chutes to escape. >> i heard people screaming running to the front. i turn around and there are flames all over the turbine of the plane. >> one than fell and hit his head on the runway as he ran from the fire. in all, about two dozen people were hurt trying to get away. state police in pennsylvania, they used shot guns to deflate a wayward military surveillance blimp. that was yesterday shooting holes in it, the helium filled blimp from loose from its mooring and floated over pennsylvania. investigators still trying to figure out how it broke loose, though fortunately nobody was hurt. >> still ahead, we'll tell you where you can have some free halloween fun this afternoon.
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the pumpkin bounced through a busy intersection in a phoenix suburb. it's 25 feet tall, 350 pounds. the jack-o'-lantern rolled across several lanes of traffic. nobody was hurt. city officials say it was the high wind caused the great pumpkin to break free from a display. it was actually promoting a local halloween party. >> in all seriousness, it looks like people are laughing and it looks like it's funny, but this could be a very serious situation. you see these inflatable contraptions at parties and whatnot. p they can be really dangerous when they start to roll around. >> you think balloon light floats, but 350 pounds. it can do some damage. but they have had some rough weather in the southwest. for us, it's calmed down quite a bit. yesterday's rain and wind is gone apthings things and things are improving.
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breezy. this afternoon near 60. tonight less wind with a clear sky. a lot of 30s in the most of the suburbs. coming up, we'll talk more about the weekend. so much going on in the city. and we're urging everybody to use mass transit and this morning it's a good idea, too. everything running on or close to schedule. we did have the delays on the rflt train r train clear up. here is the holland tunnell on the inbound side. you'll wait about 15 minutes in to the tolls here. same with the george washington bridge. you have a 20 minute wait inbound at the lincoln tunnel. 6:25. coming up next, get ready for a busy weekend across the city. >> reporter: between the world series, marathon and halloween parade, a lot of potential for gridlock.
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square with more who o. how
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at 6:30, a man sighted on the subway turns out to be wanted for murder. the minor crime that tipped investigators off. a man leaves for florida and comes back to find his house demolished. we'll tell you why. plus citifield, it's now just hours away from hosting its first ever world series game. today in new york starts now. good morning, everybody. 6:30 a.m. on this friday, october 30. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm darlene rodriguez. it's starting to feel more like october. yesterday 73, but today much cooler. 50 murry hill, 46 morristown, 46 sussex. so the suburbs which i will chillier. we'll mix in a few cloud, but a nice looking fall day.
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forecasting a high close to 60. let's talk roads and rails with lauren. a lot of the accidents that we've had have been minor and cleared, but now we have a big one, 684 southbound before hard scrabble road, all lanes shut down southbound because a tractor trailer fuel tank exploded. so there is a tee sell s is a diesel spill. also disabled vehicle route 17 eastbound before museum village road causing delays. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. the world series heading to citifield tonight. mets of course down two games to none. but the amazings are hoping that the home field advantage can boost them to a win. katherine creag, who many people refer to as the mets good luck charm, is out there at the stadium.
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how is it going there, kat? >> reporter: it also helps when you pray all the time during the world series, not just me, i think a lot of other mets fans. and the mets players, they have said that the fans themselves, they inspire them and being here in queens at citifield, they really hope that they will come through for those fans. we want to show you some of the light warm-up, workouts credit. yesterday. syndergaard for the mets and venturahe royals. mets suffered a tough loss and they hope being home makes a huge difference. royals and mets, last won the world series in 1985 and 1986 respectively. both those teams lost first two games and rallied to win the series. the mets hope to pull it off this year. coming back home is a big thing for us. mets faithful behind us,
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like part of the reason our team has had so much success and come together as a team and overcome and win some ball games. >> reporter: to see thor in person and the rest of the mets, there are still tickets available online. you can find standing room tickets at around $700 each. field level at around 10 grand. and there are reports saying that because the mets are down two games, that ticket sales are dwind dwipd dwind link a bit, but still the highest priced ever. some in the $16,000, $17,000 range for one ticket. >> one ticket. all right. thank you so much. appreciate that. it good luck to the mets. well, the world series isn't the only big event in the city this weekend. "today in new york's" sheldon dutes has what you need to know. >> reporter: good morning. kre yes, we're outside of the subway station on 42nd street, probably
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one of the busier subway stations throughout the weekend with so many runners passing through here to start the race. and this is also where the 7 super express trains will be be run to go help fans get to and between fr citifield for the game. aside from the world series, there are other events shaping up this weekend. and one of the pig ones ft of the pig ones is the halloween parade. and you can expect road detours south of 14th street.ones is the halloween parade. and you can expect road detours south of 14th street. tens of thousands are expected to line up along 6th avenue to watch that parade. the mta says that they will have extra trains along 6th avenue, 7th avenue and the 14th street station line if needed. and the road closures continue on sunday for the new york city marathon. mta has made a subway map to help people get around if they want to clear on some of the runners in the race. as for keeping everyone safe during that race, both the
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has been keeping an eye and working hard to prepare for every possible disaster scenario. >> in the post-boston marathon bombing world, we always looked at this event as a complicated event for traffic, for crowds and to facilitate the race with a counterterrorism overlay. >> reporter: and so far there have not been any specific threats. as far as transportation and getting around, yes, darlene, even though there is still scheduled track maintenance throughout the weekend on several subway lines across the city, using mass transportation is still your best bet. back to you. she will do thatwill. >> sheldon, thank you. >> chris, hopefully the weather will cooperate for all of this. >> this is one of the busiest i've seen for the weekend.
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it will be a chilly start this morning. a breeze out there and temperatures in the 40s and 30s in some cases. sunshine mixes with just a few patchy clouds. temperatures bounce back to near normal, but it turns chillier yet tonight. we're down it 51 in the city. sky generally clear. a pit brisk out there. temperatures may slip into the upper 40s briefly and back up to they're 60 for this afternoon. lauren has the latest on your commute. let's start with mass transit. rails look good this morning. not seeing any delays or service changes on the major commuter lines or subways. but a new accident just came in on the northern state parkway westbound after post avenue, that blocks the right lane. minor delays building out will. l.i.e. still more slowing for, northern state still a better option. i'll let you know if that changes. and i've been talking about the
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over the scene. >> reporter: a lot of different information floating around about what is going on out here, but you can see the pictures don't lie, you can see there is a paving project going on here on route 202, aka ramapo rally road in mahwah new jersey. and we're hearing that there was some kind of a road collapse in this area that happened yesterday. and there is a huge project going on here to repair that road. in the meantime, you can see here 202 ramapo valley road is now closed. so a lot of steer arounds in this around. and as we get deeper into the morning rush hour, it will cause more problems. right now it's okay, but there will be cop ngestion in this area. we'll continue to keep you up-to-date. i'm kai simonsen. back to you. 6:36. after eluding police for nearly a year, the man who allegedly stabbed a brooklyn grandmother to death is now behind bars. transit police say they spotted 43-year-old gregory white taking
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up two seats on the a train at columbus circle yesterday. while riding him a summons, they discovered that he was a suspect in the murder of 58-year-old victoria hammond. she was found in her apartment with more than two dozen stab wounds back in january. her family is relieved the alleged killer was caught. >> got a little bit of closure. a little bit of closure. every day i was waking up wondering why someone would kill my mother. >> police say white admitted to murdering hammond, but he claim it was self defense. on long islands, hempstead village police officer has pleaded not guilty to misconduct to sex you'll abuse and endangering the welfare of a child. the 49-year-old was arraigned yesterday. he's accused of following a woman in her car in june, grabbing her in the breast and thigh. it happened this front of the woman's children. he'll be back in court on november 13. the faa is investigating another drone sighting near kennedy airport.
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300 feet above zalpa, which is the final approach course for 22 left, just off to your left side, two miles, 300 feet, drone reported. >> the crew of a british airways flight 177 spotted the drone while heading into kennedy airport last night. the boeing jumbo jet from london did land safely. the faa, though, says this is the 40th drone sighting near jfk in the last year. long island man got quite the shock when he returned home and found home wasn't there. now he's suing hempstead for tearing it down. phil williams lived in this home until last guess. he had to leave to go have surgery in florida. when he returned this summer, his house on garden city boulevard was gone. city officials say it was in danger of collapsing and used a local law called chapter 90 to demolish it. >> it need some had re ed some repair. i won't dance around that. it was not in the shape where it
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our wedding rings, some of my father's julg y jewelry, it's all gone. >> williams says the city destroyed a lifetime of memories as well as priceless possessions. an investigation is under way into a grade fixing scandal at westchester community college. prosecutors say a former basketball coach faked course and forged grades for eight athletes to help them into universities. most of those students have been expelled from college. westchester community college as canceled both men's and women's basketball seasons because of the investigation. and soon teenagers will no long he be allowed to buy cigarettes in paterson. city council raised the age from 19 to 21. the new rule takes effect next month. it covers tobacco, electronic cigarettes and other smoking products.
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this afternoon hundreds of costumed children will be treated for fun in manhattan, trick or treat with east midtown is offering kid as chance to safely trick or treat at over 50 businesses, they include insomnia cookies, baked by melissa cupcakes. starting at the 4:00 p.m., the kids can pick up a free trick or treat bag at 59th street and 2nd avenue. and there will be face painting, photo booths and movie screening, all for free. you can head to our website nbcnewyork.com and get more information. sounds fantastic. >> some good stuff. also some halloween fun planned at gracie mansion. tickets were handed out earlier this week for two special halloween parties today and tomorrow. visitors will be able to tour the mansion, get their face painted, hear spooky stories, as well. this is not part of the city council meeting we should point out. >> that's spooky sometimes, too. >> you may also get to see mayor
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lady dressed up about costume. again, he was a greek god. they go for it. >> i'm going to say i'm lauren scala and get free candy.
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blinds to go's 60th anniversary plus 1! celebrate when you buy one get one at half price off the entire store. the entire store! 'cause the older we get, the more you save. that's just how we roll. blinds to go. blinds for life. 6:44. a young hockey fan at last night's sabres/penguins game went home with a handful of souvenirs and a huge smile. >> but it almost didn't work out that way. take a look. the sabers head coach flipped a puck to the boy but an older fan intercepted it. >> what? >> moments later, he flipped another puck to penguins
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employee, who personally delivered to the child. the penguins mascot also brought him a jersey and another puck. i mean not cool. not cool. >> stealing it from the kid. >> and we see it over and over again in several different shorts. where a grown up will snatch a souvenir ball, puck, from a child. >> i'm not making an excuse, but i think that happens for men because we're pretty stupid, when you're at a sporting event, are you a 12-year-old child. >> i guess. so you you to get yourself. >> it looks ridiculous because think about it, men holding babies reaching for -- really? >> and the hockey puck is not like getting an nfl football. it's basically heated rubber that they give out. >> but it was for the kid. >> and a great job by the penguins to do that. and i hope that guy felt --
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>> let's hope so. he was right in the front row. things nice and dry right now. going to stay that way through the bulk of the upcoming weekend. it's chiller than it's been. down to 51 in the city. skies are mostly clear. a lot of the suburbs you're in the 40s. bottom line today, it's back to normal with temperatures in the upper 50s to around 60. more treat than trick. forecast looks pretty good. marathon, maybe a sprinkle here or there more likely toward the evening. temperature 13 degrees colder this morning than 24 hours ago. pa kip poughkeepsie, 18 degrees colder. so a big change of air mass has moved if will. temperatures in the mid-40s. it's colder, but it's only normal for this time of the year. 40s across long islands, hudson valley in low 40s and a few upper 30s north and west. there is the wedge of clear sky over us.
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clouds to the north and west of us. they are working their way in. this will mix with early sunshine, but it should be fairly sunny through the day. plenty of sun, about 60 degrees, seasonably cool we'll call it because the normal high is 59. we'll be in the 50s tomorrow again for halloween. clouds later in the day. a sunny start to the day. clouds linger tomorrow night into sunday, but not much in terms of any rain. stays cry halloween night. and most of sunday. 55 for halloween, 63 by marathon day on sunday. so out at citifield, if you have a ticket, 52, mostly clear. it will settle into the 40s during the game. and the specifics on the marathon, starting temperature about 51 degrees. going to the low 60s. between news for the good news for the runners, it looks like it will be a light wind with mostly cloudy sky. so you won't have the sun beating down on you either. and next week, not bad at all. by the way we turn the clock back one hour sunday morning.
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64 monday, some clouds linger and then upper 60s to around 70 tuesday, wednesday and thursday. i like the start of november. looking pretty good. we're having some problem out there 684 commuters in the brewster area. there is an skept southbound before hard scrabble road. one to two lanes shut down. a fuel spill out there. you can see on 84 they're having delays as you try too get on to the ramp to 684. so avoid this area. and then heading over to 17, a disable bed vehicle out there eastbound before museum village road. blocks right lane. do not take 17 this morning. and heading over to the northern state parkway, we still have an accident westbound by post avenue. that takes out the right lane. and then heading in to queens, reports of an accident grand central parkway westbound by parsons boulevard. a slow ride back into nassau county. east bound on the l.i.e., late
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running construction on the grand central parkway westbound by parsons. so twice as bad this morning. we will talk about the trains and everything else. alternate side of the street parking rules. make sure you move your car. back to you. 6:49. coming up next, a haunted precinct. we'll show you where some local officers are going above and beyond to provide some scary halloween fun. don't forget @darlene4ny,
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beautiful view looking downtown from our sky cam. 6:52 now. a haunted house has popped up in an unlikely place, an nypd station house this brooklyn. they created a haunted house in their basement and off duty officers volunteer to go give their time to give visitors a friendly halloween square care.
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its each today from 2:00 to 9:00. so head on down. >> how fun. 6:52. "today" show is coming up. we'll check in and see what is ahead. we know we won't find out what the halloween costumes are. >> you can try it. >> although savannah just revealed something, she said for the two days prior to halloween every year, she has this overwhelming fear that she will blow the surprise. >> by the way not on purpose, just like blurt it out. i really want to. let's change the subject. >> okay. we'll move on. you're making me nervous. >> coming up on a friday, the mother of the victim in that sex assault case at an elite prep school is speaking out for the first time. that thely will have that interview. also ahead, a controversial suspension dividing a community. we'll hear from a high school football coach who was just placed on administrative leave because he prayed on the field. and it is the morning we count down to all year, we're getting ready for the halloween extraf gra sa
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extravaganza extravaganza. the crowd is dressed up. what will we be some ? don't ask savannah. don't miss the pig reveal when we see you here on "today." >> we better cut away. we look forward to it. whatever you are, savannah, it will be fantastic. >> it will be so -- never mind. >> muzzle her. >> nbc security is so savannah right now.
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here are live pictures from citifield. tonight the stadium will host its first ever world series game. >> and on the ground rig ht now, katherine creag is there. not a must win game, but one the mets really want to win. >> reporter: they might be down two games, but they are not out. really you hear that from so many fans. and as the sun is rising here on that side of citifield, you have to imagine that so much mets fans, they are hoping and dreaming that the mets take game three and eventually take it all. we want to show you the game three starters for both teams. noah syndergaard doing some
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working out yesterday. also ventura for the royals, mets suffered a tough loss wednesday night to kansas city, but you've been hearing this from a lot of the players and fans that being home makes a big difference. and that there is a different spirit really, a different vibe here. back to you. >> thank you so much. the world series isn't the only big event this weekend. sheldon dutes is in times square with the details. >> reporter: good morning. yes, the mta will run super express 7 trains through the subway stations along the 7 line including here in times square. and aside from the world series, the mta also plans to add extra trains if they are needed for tomorrow night's halloween parade in the west village. now, you can also expect more road closures and detours on sunday throughout different parts of the city for the marathon. we have the resources to help you plan your commute around all
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jams. head to nbcnewyork.com and darlene and michael, with everything that is happening this weekend, mass transit seems to be the best option to get around. back to you. >> sheldon, thanks so much. and receipts let's check in with lauren. >> that is the best option this morning, as well. three mile delay because of an accident southbound 684 before exit 8 two lanes still shut down there. and we do have an accident bqe westbound before metro poll tan avenue. also shutting down two lanes. so route 20, closed northbound at paterson at 5th the avenue. a downed pole blocking the roadway. >> and one more check of the weather. >> in good shape. look for clear sky, mixing with some clouds. sunshine 60 this afternoon. breezy, but seasonable. chilly tonight, low 40s. first pitch temp 52. 30s in the suburbs overnight. mid-50s for halloween.
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