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you'll be fine, especially since winds are light. set your clocks back tonight. the marathon should be mostly dry though. mild, milder than the runners would like. >> they'll persevere. we'll see you here at 8:00. >> weekend today is next. good morning. breaking news. a russian passenger plane with 224 people on board crashes in egypt. first responders on the scene right now. dozens of bodies recovered in a hostile region. reports that the pilot may have tried to make an emergency landing. what caused the plane to go down? deadly floods, relentless rain and tornadoes tear through texas overnight. at least two people swept to
their deaths in raging flood waters. more stormy weather in the forecast today. we are live on the scene. and fighting back. >> oh! now that's announcing yourself. >> the mets send a message with the first pitch of game three of the world series even raging the kansas city royals. when it was the mets turn at bat, they delivered winning the game 9-3. there will be more fireworks tonight in game four? and happy halloween. the peanuts gang has gone home and now we're pulling out the stops for our very own halloween celebration. today, halloween, saturday, october 31st, 2015. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and welcome to "today" on saturday morning. i'm erica hill. >> i'm carson daly alongside dylan dreyer and sheinelle
we have the latest with the breaking news from ron mott in london. >> reporter: good morning, carson. metro jet flight disappeared from russia radar over egypt 23 minutes into the flight from the city of sharm el sheikh in egypt en route to russia. the officials confirm to nbc news it crashed in the sinai peninsula and jets located the wreckage of the plane. it is too early to pinpoint a cause of the crash. the area where the plane went down is near the scene were terrorists clashed this summer. according to the associated press, quoting the egypt committee, the pilot reported technical difficulties and inn text tension to be land at the nearest airport. the 18-year-old airbus a-321. the jet was descending at the rate of 6,000 feet per minute
before the signal was lost. the air russian transportation official said 217 passengers and crew members were on board and it was handed off to cyprus officials, but they never made contact with radar. it is suspected that many of the passengers are russian tourists returning from vacation. russian jet 9268 is confirmed lost from radar carrying 217 passenger and 7 crew members and crashed in the sinai peninsula of egypt. carson and erica, back to you. >> ron mott in london. thanks. >> let's turn to tom costello who handles aviation news. tom, what are investigators looking at? >> reporter: i think they have to look at a number of things. they will look at the weather conditions at the time. right now, there is no suggestion that weather played a role. the mechanical history of the airbus a-321.
the biggest airbus in the family. it has a good record. they will look into the mechanical history of the plane and we don't know which engine configuration on the plane. one made by ge and one made by rolls royce pratt and whitney. they will look at the rate of descent. at last report, the plane was coming down 6,000 to 7,000 feet per minute. that is not a terribly unusual descent rate. it would suggest that somebody must have been trying to control the plane. keep in mind that for example, to compare that rate of descent to the plane we know crashed. air france 447 over the atlantic, descented 15,000 feet per minute.
we don't know the circumstances. we need to get a little more information before we determine if the pilot was in control of the plane trying to guide the plane down or not. one other point. there was an original report from the scene, as you know, very often the original reporting turns out to be wrong. some original reporting that voices may have been heard in the wreckage. if that's true, that would suggest to me anyway that the pilot did manage to somehow put the plane down on the desert floor before it came apart as opposed to breaking up in flight. it is all conjecture. we don't know. the authorities will have their hands full. we believe it will be the egyptian authorities and russian authorities and because it is a plane made in europe, made in french, the french investigation team as well. >> you will continue to stay on top of it for us.
now to the deadly floods in texas. two people dead and others feared missing after the severe weather hit overnight. there are authorities on the way to inspect the areas. we have nbc's charles hadlock in texas for us. >> reporter: good morning, carson. central texas hit with record-breaking flooding. two people dead and one still missing. central texas is reeling from a wicked amount of rainfall this halloween weekend. more than 14 inches of rain in less than 24 hours. >> there's one of our vehicles that got washed away. >> reporter: near wimberley, a woman and her friends were rescued from the national guard. in san marcos, teachers and students were brought to safer ground when flood waters hit. sirens warned of the danger, but
>> i sat there for a bit and i tried to do something to find help. i'm glad this guy found me. >> reporter: in south austin, another driver rescued from the massive flood waters. the flash floods are only part of the problem. tornadoes touched down south of austin and san antonio. peeling a roof off a high school. and high winds hurled a truck trailer on top of a hotel. no one was injured. in south texas, lightning knocked out the radar at the national weather service in brownsville. within minutes, people watched the swollen blanco river crest above flood stage. >> flooded within 15 minutes. >> reporter: here in wimberley, the rain has ended, but the clean up is just beginning. just two weeks ago, central texas was in the middle of a drought with threatening wildfires. now with the halloween rains, october is one of the wettest on
>> charles for us in wimberley, texas. and this comes as the team's american special operations forces heads to syria in a mission announced by the white house. one that took many by surprise. nbc's keir simmons joins us with more. >> about good morning, erica. we were inside the area in syria where the troops will be deployed. u.s. special forces in syria is getting mixed reaction. senator mccain says it is insufficient to resolve the crisis. this is the battle field u.s. special forces will enter. a multisided civil war. ruthless, urban combat. there are isis position over there and across the horizon and there where you can see the smoke rising from the intense battle for this syrian city. in northern syria this summer,
kurdish fighters showed me cell phone footage of areas liberated from isis. isis fighters inject themselves with drugs, they said, before launching suicide attacks in vehicles packed with explosives. fewer than 50 u.s. special forces will be here to train and advise, calling it an expansion and not a change of policy. while admitting it is risky. >> as it relates to their mission, this is an important thing for the american people to understand. these force does not have a combat mission. >> reporter: in 2013, the president promised no ground war in iraq or syria. >> my answer is simple. i will not put american boots on the ground in syria. >> reporter: the u.s. strategy to defeat isis has stalled despite 3,300 troops in iraq, while russia has launched its offensive in syria. the foreign minister insisting the confrontation with the u.s.
this is a complex battle field. iranians and kurdish militia and al qaeda and moderates along with isis. the area descends into more conflict, more desperate refugees will flee for their lives. while we were in the kurdish control area of syria where special forces will operate, two forces struck the town. there are system mpathizers throughout the region. >> thank you, keir. nice to have you in the studio. and to a new poll that has donald trump and ben carson in a dead heat and jeb bush's numbers slip and marco rubio picking up steam. hallie jackson is in iowa where they will be campaigning later today.
jeb bush looking to reset and show he can still win after a last place debate finish in our online poll. jeb bush tailgating in tallahassee with his game face on. but playing from behind with a new nbc news survey monkey online poll showing he did the worst. rubio now responding to the leaked bush campaign memo that outlines attack strategy. >> i don't think it is smart for republicans to do hillary clinton's job for her. one of the reasons why we lost in 2012 is republicans attacking each other. >> reporter: he is picking up support from billionaire mega donor which is a blow to bush's campaign. both candidates on the campaign trail in iowa today along with a slew of others. many lashing out after the debate.
>> it was flagrant example of media bias. >> reporter: all agree on one thing. set to compare about the showdown on cnbc. not invited? the republican national convention. the business network owned by the same parent company as ours has said people who want to be president of the united states should be able to answer tough questions. now the rnc announcing suspending its partnership with nbc and telemundo for a debate later this winter. nbc news calling that a disappointing development. promising to work in good faith to resolve the matter with the republican party. the next debate is less than two weeks away. the challenge for cruz and rubio is to see if they can keep up the momentum and translate that to support at the polls. carson. >> hallie, thank you. let's turn to sheinelle who has more on the deadly nightclub fire.
nightclub say it burst into flames within seconds. the stampede left 27 dead and more than 200 injured. the crews could be seen trying to resuscitate victims. officials say about 400 customers were in the bucharest club when the fire broke out. and students at spring valley high school staged a walkout over the firing of ben fields. fields was removed as school resource officer after video shows him throwing a student from her chair. the department of justice is launching an investigation. and this video released of a robber in full horror costume. the screen masked robber was a teenager who stole $70 from the gas station.
the tip led to the young man who faces charges. and travis air force base in california, there was a ceremony honoring a hero. spencer stone to staff sergeant. it is a rare honor because it moves him up two ranks at one time. in august, stone and two of his friends foiled a terrorist attack on a train to paris. hollywood lost one of the favorite characters. al molinaro on the hit comedy "happy days." he was also murray the cop on "the old couple." he was 96. in major league baseball, the mets beat the royals 9-3. the fourth game will be played tonight in new york. and finally, a reminder. daylight saving time ends tonight. we fall back one hour to
remember to turn your clocks back. enjoy the extra hour of sleep. my favorite part. >> yes. >> they will get us no matter what. we get up early tomorrow. we always thank our stage manager dave hourback for giving us our hour back. thank you, dave. let's get a check of the trick-or-treating forecast. >> maybe gorton's fishermen? you need a rain jacket. the rain will continue. it will push into louisiana. the dip in the jet stream allows the moisture to stream in and it is tropical like in nature. the downpours produce a couple of inches of rain in a short period of time. this is the jet stream. this is going to carry the rain through parts of texas and louisiana. we also have some tornado watches in effect right in and around houston. heavy rain continues through this morning. it will start to move eastward.
flash flood warnings in austin and houston. we are looking at the chance of another couple inches of rain. through the day, the rain will spread eastward. as we go sunday, it moves to the southeast. also along the panhandle of florida. we are looking at the flash flooding with 3 to 4 inches of rain and some isolated higher amounts within the downpours. we will keep an eye out for you good morning, afternoon. happy halloween as well. nice and quiet as we start your weekend. not much going on. lots of sunshine expected over the next couple of hours. it is a chilly start to your saturday. feels like 28 right now in poughkeepsie. it feels like 43 in central park. a look at your day planner. great weather for trick-or-treaters. temperatures back to the 50s. cool and dry. set your clocks back tonight. milder tomorrow. atest forecast. >> all right.
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and we're back on this special halloween edition of "today" on saturday, october 31st, 2015. we have incredible costumes on the plaza this morning. in a few minutes, we will be in our costumes as well. let's say we are full of surprises this morning. we have a very special guest in the house. >> that is still a surprise to us. we are all interested. >> i'm hyping it up. i don't know who it is.
halloween extravaganza, we want to get you caught up on the headlines. the russian passenger plane crashed in the egypt sinai peninsula. it was headed to st. petersburg, russia. on board, 224 passengers and crew. at least two people are dead after thunderstorms tore through parts of texas overnight. the storm dumped more than a foot of rain in some areas under water. and game four of the world series set for tonight in new york. the mets made a huge comeback last night beating the royals, 9-3. the royals lead the series, 2-1. we begin with what is considered the scariest movies of all time and halloween favorite. "the exorcist." last night, in the first ever exorcism performed on live television, a team of ghost
hunters deemed to rid of the house of ghosts. kristen dahlgren has more. >> reporter: 66 years after the events that inspired "the exorcist." a team of ghost hunters looking for answers. and to finally cleanse the st. louis house of demons they say are still inside. >> it is god the father. >> reporter: with cameras live streaming from every room, destination america viewers watched along as investigators used listening devices. moving through the house, including the bedroom where the original exorcism was set to take place. >> it is getting hard to breathe. >> reporter: a bishop from the local catholic church. not everyone thinks conjuring up the devil is a good idea. bishop robert herman is with the diocese of st. louis.
>> exorcism is not entertainment entertainment. it is serious business. >> reporter: in the end, while there were moments that had viewers on edge. >> are there still evil demonic spirits in this house? >> yes. >> oh, my gosh. yes. >> reporter: even a specially designed ghost trap. >> you can come in the box with me. >> reporter: did not bring on any scenes like this. >> the power of christ compels you. >> reporter: was it real life horror or hokey? that is in the eye of the beholder. for many watching on the night before halloween, the chills, at least, were very real. for "today," kristen dahlgren, nbc news, los angeles. >> creepy. >> very. dylan is back with another check of the forecast, which is hopefully not creepy on this halloween. in some areas, it is okay. back through the great lakes and northeast. we are looking at additional rain in the northwest along with
this is an area we are looking at potential for flooding. flood watches in effect. winter storm watches in the higher elevations. a big pacific storm pumping in the moisture along the western coast of washington state. that is where we have heaviest rain. the cold front will move onshore. we will see most of the heavy rain and snow push inland. back behind it, sunday evening, we are looking at more rain. we could see in addition to that, 50-mile-an-hour wind gusts. we are looking at widespread, 2 to 3 inches of rain with higher amounts. in the highest elevations, above 6,000 feet, we could end up with 4 to 8 feet of snow. elsewhere, for your trick-or-treating forecast, all of our spooky areas pinpointed on the map. casper, wyoming, skull creek, sleepy hollow in new england. this is where we are looking for nice clear skies.
waking up to a chill out there on this halloween morning, but it is dry and sunny. 28 in poe ughkeepsie. beautiful sunshine throughout the day. beautiful fall feel. great cool weather for trick-or-treaters. overnight tonight set your clocks back one hour. mostly dry for marathon sunday. day is halloween when you live in skull creek. >> i think that's a good point. >> you ready? >> we're ready. >> coming up next, the party is on the plaza. we will make phil! oh no... (under his breath) hey man! hey peter. (unenthusiastic) oh... ha ha ha! joanne? is that you? it's me... you don't look a day over 70. am i right? r jingle jingle. if you're peter pan,
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>> my whole life is to be on "the voice" and to win it. i'm attracted to all the hosts physically. i have been practicing a lot. i have v have sung in my day. i sing on my standup. this is a song i prepared because i want to win. p please, believe me, i'm going to win this thing. and i know she'll be the death of me at least we'll both be numb she'll be the worst of me the best is yet to come and be beautiful and stay forever young this i know she told me to worry about it
no more we both knew we can't be without it she told me you'll never been alone oh, oh i can't feel my face when i'm with you because i love it but i love it oh i can't feel my face when i'm with you but i love it yeah i love it >> wow! >> wow! you feel good? >> i feel really, really great. >> all four coaches turned around. blake, you and i, we hang out socially. >> i tell you what, man, that was incredible. if adam could get up to that register like you can, i tell you what, man. >> ya'll. >> i almost felt like you were speaking to me.
i feel like you can win this competition. >> bro, you're so good. i'm looking at like who are you. oh, my gosh. these are real tears. i was so emotional. real tears. >> thank you. >> look, bob, i'm awesome. you're awesome and together, i think we could be super awesome. >> yeah. >> gwen, you look so different in person. >> thank you. i'm really emotional right now. you are just so good. i'm so blown away. >> thank you. >> incredible. bob, it's time to choose. are you ready? do you know who you want to be your coach? >> yeah. >> hold on. hold on. bob, before you decide. is it okay? i want to give you a little
should you choose team gwen, okay? ain't no holla back >> there's more of that on team gwen. >> don't be fooled by that style. you need someone to help your overall performance. i mean -- moves like jagger i got the moves like jagger >> i feel like your soul speaks to me. i'm all about positive. we have to be nice in this world. if you join my team together, me and you, we could be -- i'm happy clap along because i'm happy >> so cool. you're the best. >> the interesting thing here is you don't want to make any rash decisions. before i do anything, i think -- we can drink on it
on it >> drinking. >> wow. this is going to be tough. especially since blake wears heeled boots. i didn't know that. >> i do like bearded women. it will be difficult. i would say the way that the legs were getting lifted throughout, i think i want a holla back girl. i'll take gwen. >> no, you didn't. >> thank you so much. >> i love you. oh, you're so famous. we'll have so much fun. we'll go shopping. a little bit of work. >> i want big purses. >> you can have them. i have them for you. >> i have to stop. is it over? >> carson, you look beautiful, buddy. >> i don't know how to turn it on or turn it off. how about the applause for the great bob saget.
you get up early on halloween for us. you are just as sick as we are for wanting to be here. >> one level below sick. >> guys, bob came in early for us on a saturday. he is opening on tuesday. hand to god is the play he is in. not your first foray on broadway? >> "hand to god" i'm doing. i don't sing in it. >> you sing well. >> it is a cool play. i want you all to come see it. and wear that. i play a lutheran minister which is a departure. it's about a puppet that could be possessed by a demon. it is a brilliant play and comply icated complicated. >> it opens on tuesday. also, netflix. "fuller house" coming out next year? >> yes. i walk in and it is the living room from 20 years ago.
this is how scottie felt when he got back to the enterprise. an episode of "grandfather" with the handsome john stamos. you mention his name and people get excited. >> you look so real doing that. you channelled everybody so well. >> big shoutout to carson. we are pelting him with this and that. should we do this? >> can we see your shoes? how are you walking? >> size 12s. >> i had to do that before. that is not from a ladies store. >> i took them home to practice. my kids were freaked out. it was fun. >> i had to lose a little weight to fit into adam's jeans. >> this would be the toughest tinder swiping. i would not know who to reject. >> we had fun dressing up as some friends. speaking of that, we sprung the news on our "voice" pals of us
doing this. here is what they had to say. >> wow! >> nailed it. >> come on. >> that doesn't look like me, does it? >> that could not look less like you if you tried. >> i'm happy with everything except the kind of alcohol she is drinking. >> the tattoos look fantastic. >> sheinelle, thank you. >> carson, thank you. you look so cute. >> you're so nice. love you gwen. >> what a treat. >> i have been watching way too much "the voice" lately. repeat after repeat. i was doing side by side comparisons. the tats. >> carson is not easy. >> i don't do much. that's why. >> can i honestly ask you would i stand a chance? >> honestly? no. >> we start the show on a high bar. that's the point of the show.
>> or my shorts were just pushing. >> thanks for the secret. >> thank you, bob. >> happy halloween. >> thank you so much. >> thanks for willie coming in and our incredible hair and makeup team. and from the team from "saturday night live." we are not done. our halloween will get more bizarre. just meet the dolls some call outright creepy after this. you know the rules. eggs and sausage. hotcakes and butter. morning fare right? well mcdonald's has thrown away those rules and opened a new world of possibilities. now, you're free to start enjoying the breakfast you love any time you wish. no way. yes way. introducing mcdonald's new all day breakfast menu. once, you changed how you ate breakfast. it's time to start changing when. to the car that just survived hours of reconditioning...
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>> i have vodka. you want a drink? come on, blake. blake! >> i kind of like it. i went to talk to you and i couldn't find you. >> i'm right here. >> you couldn't recognize me. >> thanks for letting me borrow your dressing room. you know, i convinced him. >> you nailed it. >> you look so real. >> i'm afraid to move my face. >> you like hanging out? >> he loved it. >> guys, we will switch gears if we can. there are all sorts of collectors out there. some it is art and others wine and some others baseball cards. now nbc's craig melvin will introduce us to some with a special obsession. >> reporter: call them creepy, call them haunted, call them
whatever you land on, these dolls are anything but ordinary. >> most people who collect dolls, we don't believe we own the dolls. we are the caretaker. >> reporter: you are aware some people call these dolls creepy. >> it is bizarre, but i'm bizarre. they see some crazy woman in a double wide trailer with a bunch of plastic dolls carrying around like babies. because they don't understand about collecting and the social logical and historic artistic value. this is her original costume. >> reporter: the retired school teacher is a number of growing number of buyers and sellers whose obsession for the dolls makes them unique. >> this doll is a two-faced doll. >> reporter: the dolls are not only popular, but pricey on e-bay and etsy.
this doll sold for $400,000 at auction. how much will you estimate your collection? >> i could not tell you. >> reporter: you don't want to tell me? >> no. >> reporter: what is the most you ever paid for a doll? >> a luxury car. maybe $45,000 or $50,000. >> this particular doll say shirley temple doll. she is special because her previous owner believed when her twin sister died, her spirit stayed with the doll. every anniversary of her sister's death or her birthday, this doll cries human tears. >> reporter: each doll with the human spirit or story will have you look at the strange and scary. for "today" in indianapolis, indiana, craig melvin, nbc news. >> all right. guys, we will take a break. when we come back, more
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politician. we are not the only ones in halloween spirit this morning. i want to show you the best stuff on the plaza. we'll move out of the way. >> we have family members. we have a meatball. we are excited to have our joelle gargulo with us. >> look at this bob saget. >> do you have any cheese to sprinkle on? >> we have where's waldo. >> and we have captain america. >> and hey. >> we have hillary and then donald trump here. and are you having fun? >> this is a cute costume. >> guys, that will do it. i want to thanks our crews for before fibromyalgia, i was active. i was a doer. then the chronic,
widespread pain slowed me down. my doctor and i agreed that moving more helps ease fibromyalgia pain. he also prescribed lyrica. for some patients, lyrica significantly relieves fibromyalgia pain and improves physical function. with less pain, i feel better. lyrica may cause serious allergic reactions or suicidal thoughts or actions. tell your doctor right away if you have these, new or worsening depression or unusual changes in mood or behavior. or swelling, trouble breathing, rash, hives, blisters, muscle pain with fever, tired feeling or blurry vision. common side effects are dizziness, sleepiness, weight gain and swelling of hands, legs and feet. don't drink alcohol while taking lyrica. don't drive or use machinery until you know how lyrica affects you. those who have had a drug or alcohol problem may be more likely to misuse lyrica. fibromyalgia may have changed things. but with less pain, i'm still a doer.
next up at the plate... chobani flip. greek yogurt with a flip of tasty goodies on the side. it's the break, you make! to love this life is to live it... naturally. coming up next, we are live at rutgers university with the latest on two people who were stabbed and hospitalized just off campus. plus the latest from egypt where investigators are searching through the wreckage of a russian passenger plane that went down over the sinai peninsula. chilly and dry as we start the weekend, but it may not stay dry throughout. we'll have more on your forecast
mets fans hoping for more of the same after an electrifying night at citi field. >> busy weekend in this town. >> just a little. >> so glad you're joining this morning on "today in new york." we know you could be doing a lot of oh ther things, so we appreciate it. >> can you imagine if it was a stormy weekend with all this going on? thank goodness it's not. very quiet out there as you start your halloween weekend. chilly but dry weather for your halloween. now we have to set the clocks back one hour tonight. don't forget to do that. and the weekend is mostly a treat. there is a slight chance for some rain. we'll get to that in just a minute. lots of sunshine now from poughkeepsie. 43 degrees outside right now, up to 52 by lunch.
it's cool and bright, similar to yesterday. then the clouds start to roll in later this afternoon. today's high temperature, a comfy 56 degrees. we are following breaks news out of egypts. officials there saying they are searching for a russian passenger jet. >> the plane disappeared over the sinai peninsula about 20 minutes into the flight from the egyptian resort town. egyptian officials have told nbc news that the jet crashed in the northern sinai peninsula. they also say that egyptian air force jets have located the wreckage of that air bus. the reports that the pilot reported technical difficults y ies and wanted to land at the nearest airport. happening now closer to home, police in new jersey
investigating a stabbing on the rutgers university campus. >> reporter: one of the items investigators are going to have to look into this morning is what may have provoked this violent attack here on campus. police tell us that stabbing happened around 7:15 last night at mettler hall. that's one of the dorms here off of college avenue on the new brunswick campus. two people were taken to the hospital, but the extent of their injuries is still unknown. and it's still unclear if they were students here at the university or if they were visiting. police tell us however that they do have a suspect in custody this morning. we're still waiting for more information on the possible charges that could be pending. that's the latest live here at the new brunswick campus. new this morning, teenager now facing charges in the
shooting death of a 16-year-old boy on a busy downtown brooklyn street. 17-year-old malik peters opened fire outside an appleby's restaurant. surveillance video showed a large group of teenagers running after shots rang out. peters faces charges this morning including murder. a woman was shot while she was riding a bus. she felt that bullet fly past her head. news 4 obtained surveillance video from a nearby store showing what happened after shots rang out. she's bandaged and bruised but says she's okay. her brother translated for her. she says she doesn't remember much, just being scared. >> she feel something warm come into her hair.
>> not on the bus for a while? >> no. >> police believe that at least three round were fired and that the bus was not the target. authorities are looking for several suspects. a family of a seven-year-old girl on life support is mourning her death today. she has been on life support since wednesday when she choked on food at school in brooklyn. they were praying for a miracle and now they've hired an attorney to find out how all of this happened. in connecticut the son of a misses cup ing couple has now been charged with their murder. police say their son kevin is responsible for their deaths. the man's girlfriend is also charged with conspiracy to commit murder.
president obama criticismed this morning for deciding to send troops to syria. he claims the small number of troops does not require congressional approval. republicans are criticizing the deployment as insufficient and as they put it, too little, too late. happening today, helicopters are going to lift the hull of that downed military blimp that blooped in pennsylvania earlier this week. you remember these pictures. crazy, right? it's a billion dollar blimp that broke free of its moorings on wednesday. drifted about 150 miles and finally crashed near harrisburg, pennsylvania. the nose was lifted out of the woods yesterday. the reason that thing broke loose still under investigation.
the mets resilient back home. they're back in. >> the amazins beat the royals 9-3 in a game that everybody was watching. fans who were down and out after two losses in kansas city, well, they're believing again. >> now we're home, we're in new york and now we definitely can. >> the energy was so contagious. we loved it. >> it was electric. >> news 4's bruce beck was at the game. here he is now with a look at the highlights. >> what a game, what a crowd, what a series we have now. game three was a reversal of fortune for the amazins, who showed the royals that this fall classic is a long way from over. the mets offense which managed only two hits in game two exploded against the royals in game three. david wright hit a two-run homer
and curtis granderson blasted a two-run shot in the third. the captain came back to add a two-run singing during a four-run sixth inning as the amazins belted out 12 hits in route to a 9-3 victory. >> we knew what to expect come into this based on playing here throughout the postseason. this was at a different level. to be able to fight back the way we did, we were relentless tonight. it seemed like every time they had an answer, we had an answer right back. >> boomer, what does this say about your ball club, the way you came back and got the win? >> we just went out there and played another game, tried to win another game. like i said, we've been in this situation before, so there's nothing new. >> you've got to give credit to the fans for giving us this
>> this place was electric. >> i felt it every second of the game. i felt it even when i went out to start getting warmed up. >> reporter: game four is later tonight with steven matz on the hill. at citifield i'm bruce beck. with the world series going on, we've got the marathon going on tomorrow, the village halloween parade. it is an extremely busy weekend here in new york and has all the makes of a traffic nightmare. if you plan to head to the city, here's what you can expect. closures along canal and 18th street for the parade. your best bet is to use mass transit. you'll be riding with some scary looking people. it's halloween. the mta is adding extra service on several lines to ease travel for mets fans who are heading
out to the game as well. and the new york city city marathon kicks off tomorrow morning on staten island. thousands of runners running through brooklyn, queens and the bronx, finally winding up in central park. that means street closures throughout the city. we have posted all the street closings and subway alerts you need to know about on nbc 4.com. coming up, we're going to have a look at some of the most creative carvings greeting trick-or-treaters around the country. >> gus, we are testing your knowledge with all things ghoulish on this all hallow's
team starts practice today. coach called to see how i was doing. i blew out my knee last year. just as college football programs began calling me. i didn't realize i'd get hooked on the pain pills the doctor gave me. i never thought my life could change so fast. for now at least, football and college are going to have to wait. don't let addiction sideline
sky cam live with a look at lower manhattan on this halloween morning. a beautiful day take shape. a little cool out there, 43 degrees. 8:10 now. it is one of the nation's largest halloween celebrations. hundreds of thousands will crowd greenwich village this evening for the parade. joining us is the master puppeteer puppeteer. good morning. happy halloween. i remember when sandy came through three years ago we didn't have the parade. the next year it was big they were back. i remember when those puppets came through they were cheering. it's been a remarkable journey. in your mind how do you think this parade has become sort of this iconic moment? >> i don't know. i mean, people love halloween.
and they love this -- it's kind of the last big hurrah before kind of the holidays and the winter sets in. so it's the last big hurrah, like maybe this is the last minute -- >> we can still hold onto warm weather. >> no. >> do you use the same puppets every year? >> we use a lot of the same ones. there's puppets that have been in the parade for decades. and then we always build some new ones every year. >> are there themes? will there be certain political candidates that would inspire you? >> this year the theme is shine a light. so there's these beautiful puppets that shine all these lights. they look like chandeliers. >> do you work on this all year? do you get any time off?
people who work on the parade. and so the organizer of the parade works all yearlong. at the end of the summer it takes a couple of months to really like ramp everything up and to build all the puppets. mostly what i do, i work this giant spider puppet which i've been doing for years. >> what does that mean? >> i have a giant spider that's hanging from the historic jefferson market library that's sort of looking over the parade. >> is that i'm looking at right there? >> yeah. >> so when the parade is going on, you're up in the tower? >> yeah. >> how many folks are required to manipulate that? >> it actually only takes one person. for me, the spider is for the participants in the parade. there is a couple hundred thousand people in the parade. and there's sometimes up to 2 million people who are watching the parade.
but the real people are the participants in the parade. because the parade is new york city. the parade is -- it's open to anyone whob wants to be in the parade. >> everyone comes. >> it's a massive, massive event. >> pat battle said she's going to be there with her kids. >> oh, i'm coming. you're threatening not to dress up, gus. >> what are you doing to me? >> i think you look great as a rasta alien man. >> you had this in your house. i love you but -- >> i love it. how do you like it. can we puppet this? >> absolutely. >> isn't it fun to hang out with professional drafters. >> yeah.
happy halloween. >> as you're well aware, tonight grinning jack o'lanterns are going to be greets people throughout the country. >> reporter: nothing screams halloween like a carved pumpkin. but this year the familiar mugs are getting, well, a facelift. intricate orange orbs, the handiwork of brooklyn new york's maniac purchase kin carvers, pumpkin carvers. but the queen of the giant gourd as hot to be dublin ohio's jean
>> this year's offering, a 374 pound head. >> trumpkin. >> she's pumpkinized everyone from miley cyrus and steve jobs. the trumpkin's biggest challenge? the unmistakable mean. >> six blond wigs. >> she plans to leave the trumpkin on display past halloween no matter what happens to the real donald in the scary world of politics. but the first order of business is trick-or-treat. >> i thought my husband had some carving skills.
>> you mentioned it's daylight savings time. you also mentioned change the batteries in your smoke detectors. >> it's a good time of year to do that. >> it still confuses me. >> what time will we see you tomorrow morning, pat? >> i don't know. stay tuned. >> we have a dry forecast for halloween for all the trick-or-treaters. already looking good out there. lots of sunshine on your saturday morning. but it is chilly. temperatures are hovering in the 40s in the city. we have 30s and even 20s to the north and west of town. let's take a look at your trick-or-treat forecast for tonight for this evening. temperatures are going to be milder. they're back to the 50s. a comfortably cool night ahead. winds are going to be light, five miles per hour. overall nice setup for all the
trick-or-treaters. don't need too many layers out there. will be a little chilly out there for you to watch the game. temperatures in the 50s. bring the jacket. there's a look at storm tracker. we're dealing with quiet conditions all the way from fairfield county down to fire island. it's 39 now in jersey city. you need the jackets as you're heading out the door. 43 in sheepshead bay. 27 in monticello. 27 in sussex. and 20s in bridgewater. not much better in the hamptons. but with all that sunshine we're going to warm things up pretty quickly over the next few hours. around 7:00 tonight, time for trick-or-treating, mostly cloudy the skies, keeping it dry. jump ahead tomorrow for marathon sunday.
maybe a sprinkle or two late morning. some peeks of sunshine. but overall the trend is a dry one for marathon sunday. 56 for your high for today. it's below average. yeah, you'll notice that chill, the fall feel out there dominating the weather. take a look at the seven-day forecast. a warming trend coming our way. 66 on monday. we're back to the 70s early next week. stay up to date with the news 4 weather app. >> thank you. still ahead on this saturday morning it's time to ask produce pete. >> good morning. happy halloween to you.
>> means the awards are coming up. >> that means it's time to ask produce pete. he's talking about a veggie called aspiration or broccolini. love the costume. >> okay. so this is called aspiration in europe. but in the united states it's called brock colini broccolini. it's a combination of chinese chard and broccoli. it has almost an asparagus look to it. when you open it up with a broccoli top on it, it's got a bit of a broccoli bite to it but the sweetness of asparagus. you don't have bitterness. this is more sweet. same thing like i said with
broccoli, theless you do be less you do, the better off you are. it doesn't take a lot of cooking. if you want to steam this, what you want to do is after you stream steam it, you actually want to put it in cold water and stop the cooking process. you never want to over cook. you never want to over cook broccoli. and this is even worse, the less you do, the better off you are. steam it for a minute to two minutes. when buying it, make sure the stems are nice and green. look at the top just like you do with broccoli. make sure it has no flower in it, that it doesn't start to flower. when it starts to flower, it
make sure the buds are nice and tight. bring it home, put it in the refrigerator. try not to put it in a plastic bag. betty made a little broccolini with a little garlic and steamed it. it's really good. before we leave, last week i talked about when we had the cauliflower here we got it from dip depiero's farm. they're a friend of ours. today, since 1924 being in business, they're closing their >> so sad. >> i am not opposed to progress. sad. >> i'm very sad. >> so the idea is that over the
years we've always said please, please, please help support your local farm and help support your local businesses. the depiero family have been in business since 1924 farming. i've gotten thousands of e-mails from people. and they all say this is sad because we bought our first christmas tree there, we went on our first hayride, we tasted farm corn. we want to say to the depiero family, thank you so much and we want to wish you all the best in the future. it's a great family and a hard working family. we want to remember, folks, farming is what made our country great. please help support, because when it goes away, it goes away forever. >> thank you very much for all
wonderful hayrides out there, sary scary ones too. there's a lot more ahead on "today in new york" including the top story. >> reporter: i'm live at rutgers university's new brunswick campus with more on the investigations into a violent attack last night. details straight ahead. thank you so much. did you say honey? hey, try some? mmm that is tasty. is it real? of course... are you? nope animated