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now on "today in new york," a halloween tragedy. three people killed, several more injured after a driver crashes into a group of trick-or-treaters in the bronx. we'll have the latest from that scene. plus, an error in the eighth ends as a loss for the amazings. and tens of thousands hitting the streets this morning for the new york city marathon. "today in new york" starts now. good morning. welcome to "today in new york" on this sunday.
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it's the first of november, 2015. glad to have you with us. i'm pat battle. >> i'm gus rosendale. if my lobby is any indication, there are a lot of people heading out to the marathon, and a lot of people heading back from halloween. very strange. it is 56 degrees for the marathoners. one of the most important forecasts of the year. raphael miranda is in the weather center with that. >> we are dealing with mild conditions for the marathon. a little milder than they would like. temperatures well into the 50s today. we're headed back into the 60s. if we could look at our weather headlines for this sunday, if we have them, i know the weather computer has been a little iffy. maybe post-halloween recovery mode. okay, we are dealing with mild conditions out there. temperatures in the 50s. there are a few spotty showers around the region. looks like we're going to stay dry for the marathon. we have a warming trend that we're dealing with as we head throughout this week. let's take a look at the satellite and radar picture. there are those spotty showers north and west of new york city.
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the runners may get a little spritz going on over the next couple hours, but that won't be the real story. the real story will be temperatures surging into the 60s throughout the race. you can see in your day planner, not nearly as chilly. 56 outside right now. we're back into the 60s by lunchtime. today's high temperature, 66 degrees. it's above average on this first day of november. we'll deal with more sunshine by the end of the day today. some clearing and of course sunset much earlier now that we set the clocks back. hope everyone enjoyed that extra hour of sleep. we'll take a look at the warming trend coming up. pat and gus, over to you. >> raphael, thank you. well, halloween night once again turned tragic, this time in the bronx, where a driver slammed into a group of trick-or-treaters. >> three people were killed when a car jumped a curb in morris park. the youngest victim, just 10 years old. two other children are in the hospital this morning. now comes a ig question. what led to the accident? >> it happened on morris park and bogart avenues.
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news 4's michael george has the details. >> reporter: witnesses told us they can never forget what they saw. >> the car flew. >> it crashed into a bunch of people. >> we just heard the screeching of the cars. then you hear boom, boom, boom. then screams. >> reporter: a car veered off morris park avenue, jumped a curb, and plowed into a group of trick-or-treaters, including children. witnesses describe seeing kids in halloween costumes with horrific injuries. >> the little girl in the cat costume, she's hurt, but she was like screaming and was coherent. but the 7-year-old -- >> reporter: three people were killed, including a 10-year-old girl. four more were hurt including a 3-year-old, 9-year-old, and the driver who was taken out on a stretcher. christina dejesus tried to help a young girl who was knocked unconscious. >> when she finally came to, i'm like, stay still, don't move. i'm just yelling at everyone, call 911. >> reporter: trick-or-treaters
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watched in horror as investigators tried to figure out what caused the driver to run off the road. we spoke with uber driver. he says he was driving right in front of the car that hit the crowd. he told us the driver rammed into him seconds before flying off the road. >> he hit behind my car, and then i go a little left and he came right side. again hit and then go. then went flying. >> reporter: as a huge number of officers combed the scene, the car was left sitting on someone's front lawn w neighbors who saw the carnage praying for the victims. >> it was horrible. >> it just didn't look real. it looked fake. it's like, this is a halloween joke, you know. this is a halloween joke. >> reporter: and the driver is a 52-year-old male. we're told police plan to interview him. right now he's in the hospital in stable condition. we did get an update on all of
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their injuries are not life threatening. michael george, "today in new york." >> and this morning police have released the identities of those who were killed. 65-year-old lewis perez, 24-year-old christian laka, and 10-year-old niana. and halloween violence ended with a teen dead and three other men in the hospital. a fight led to a shooting on south 3rd street. two men shot, both taken to the hospital in stable condition. in the rosedale section of queens, a 19-year-old was killed in a shooting on 144th avenue. no arrests have been made in either of these cases. also new this morning, a couple in far rockaway, facing charges, accused of beating up a clerk while they were trick-or-treating with children. investigators say they started
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deli over an argument for what they were giving out for halloween treats. they've been charged with robbery and child engagement. and records from that cargo ship that disappeared during hurricane joaquin may have been found. a u.s. navy ship using side-scanning sonar found what could be the el faro in 15,000 feet of water. the ship was heading from florida to puerto rico when it disappeared on the 1st of october. 33 crew members were on board. time is 6:06. let's get to the world series here. >> let's not. >> we got to. keep hope alive. >> i'm believing, but -- >> but the kansas city royals pushed the mets to the brink last night. >> they sure did, and the royals won game four. they won it at citi field. now they have a 3-1 lead. i wanted to say commanding because that says it, but i command they not win. mets fans we spoke with, they're
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not giving up hope either. >> i do believe. you got harvey. then degrom and syndergaard. you got three young studs going. if they can do the job, we still have a shot. so we still get to believe. >> there's just magic in the air. we're going to come back. i promise you. we're going to come back. it's a long series. >> let us pray. news 4's bruce beck was at the game. he has a look at the low lights. >> reporter: it was a crucial game four for the mets, and they were well on their way to a victory. but the team collapsed late, and now they're on the brink of elimination. the mets took a 3-2 lead into the eighth inning. after two batters were walked, there was a five-out save. eric hosmer chops one to second, but the ball rolls under the glove of daniel murphy, allowing the tying run to score. on the next pitch, moustakas grounds one through the right
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side to give kansas city their first lead of the night. the royals stun the mets with three runs in the eighth and win it 5-3. what a heartbreaker as the amazings implode at home and fall behind 3-1 in the series. >> we got the ground ball, we just didn't make the play. next ground ball, you know, you're in double play depth. it's a little different situation if you didn't have to be. it was one of those certainly -- one of those situations where we couldn't stop the bleeding. >> it hurts becanse we lost. i mean, there's no other way to describe it. it hurts to feel like you've got a direct hand in a ball game that you put yourself in a position to win. i didn't do my job. that's the most frustrating part. >> you know, there was dozens of things we could have done better in this game to win this game. the way daniel murphy's been playing, the way he's, you know, put this offense on his back at times, daniel murphy did not lose this game. we lost this game as a team.
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>> reporter: veteran michael cuddyer said it best. if i could have three pitchers to come back in a series, i'd want harvey, degrom, and syndergaard. that's what the mets will have, but they'll need a lot of good fortune too if their y're going to beat the royals in this fall classic. at citi field, i'm bruce beck for "today in new york." >> a moment of silent prayer, gus. okay. >> there you go. >> we move on. >> and we have some good sports news as well. >> we do. because nobody loses in this one. happening now -- well, except the second place runner. thousands of runners lining up for the 2015 new york city marathon. we were saying we saw the buses lined up on 6th avenue. >> sheldon dutes joins us from the start of the race in staten island. >> reporter: hey, pat and gus. good morning to both of you. yes, even though the race doesn't start for another few hours or so, we've already seen some runners start to trickle in here at the start, at the base
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of the verrazano bridge. every year this is a lot of excitement. this is a new york city institution. there's a lot more excitement and buzz heading into this year's race. we're joined this hour by our guest michael. he's the ceo of new york road runners. they put on the race every year. not only did he help coordinate this race, he's also trained for it. so you'll be running today. >> that's true. my 24th consecutive new york city marathon. >> reporter: what's the secret? >> go out slow and enjoy the race as much as possible. >> reporter: talk to us on what's newhis year. what can we expect? >> well, we have a few exciting things this year. we have a mobile app. we've upgraded and added features. you can track up to ten runners and follow them along the course. >> reporter: and you're bringing back an old tradition having a grand marshal. >> we are. it's actually spike lee.
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>> alicia key, ethan hawk. >> reporter: okay. and you and i have both run marathons before. we were just talking that it's really two separate races. you have the first 20 and the last six. talk to us on why it's so important for the spectators and fans who are cheering along the back half of the race today. >> well, because, as you know, when you get into those later miles, it can be a little difficult. you look for inspiration from anyone. some people standing along the streets. anyone cheering up in the bronx as we come back into manhattan, it's really helpful. >> reporter: anything else to add i may not have touched upon, about what folks can expect today and this year's event? >> we're really excited. we have kids running the last 1.8 miles of the marathon. it's really exciting for us. >> excellent. thank you so much for joining us this hour. good luck to you. and congratulations on the new post. >> thank you. >> reporter: so the race kicks off in another few hours. again, the runners are going to leave here from the base of the
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verrazano bridge and make their way through all five boroughs throughout the day today. >> sheldon dutes live on staten island. thank you. and once runners take off, they end up in central park. this of course means dozens of bridge closures. if you're out and about today, head to nbcnewyork.com or our nbc news 4 app for a complete list of those closures. and still ahead, a case of prosecuting misconduct leads to a retrial in a high-profile case. but why is that same prosecute cited in the case? the i-team investigates. and we have cool clouds outside right now. sunshine and 70s are on the way over the next few days.
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tappan zee bridges. even in predawn darkness, that bridge tends to sparkle. it's a beautiful sunday morning out there. very important weather-wise for the runners who are taking part in the marathon. a little warmer than they'd like. >> yeah, 56. they would prefer it in the 40s right now. we're about 10 degrees above where we should be. >> and they like it overcast too. >> we have that going. and the winds are light. two out of three ain't bad. but it's going to get milder as the morning goes on. hopefully we're going to keep that cloud cover going as well. yes, i have eye makeup on from last night. let's get it out there. >> we can't contain ourselves. >> i do have a different look going on. the eye makeup is stuck for now, but it'll be gone over the next few days, hopefully. 56 degrees and we have mostly cloudy skies. a nice dry start for the marathon. let's take a look at your marathon forecast today.
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temperatures starting out in the mid-50s. back to the low 60s. that's the mild running weather. winds only out of the southwest 5 to 10 miles per hour. temperatures in the 40s. 45 degrees in stanford. 49 in shelton. mild around the city, especially across long island. 58 already in westhampton. that's the average high temperature more or less this time of year. here's a look at the showers across the hudson valley. sullivan county, you're seeing some rain. very i light rain approaching new york city. the runners, as they're getting ready, may get a little sprinkle. nothing heavy with this rain as it moves through. you can see on future tracker, by 8:00 today, not much going on. it is a relatively quiet picture. we'll set this into motion through the afternoon. maybe some more sunshine after lunch or brunch time. that's when we get the sunshine going from northwest to southeast. clouds are going to linger a little longer for you in rocky point. heading into the afternoon,
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it's a nice day. you want to get out and enjoy it. tomorrow morning as you're heading back to work, lots of clouds around the city, but it is a dry commute. we're keeping it dry for your evening commute as well. we have a storm passing off to the south. we're going to escape with no rain from this one. fall foliage map. the colors moving into the city now. high color in the five boroughs, down to monmouth county, across central new jersey. for peak conditions, rockland, putnam, and northern fairfield. that's where you have the best color. new england really heading into past peak time already. don't even bother heading up there to check out the foliage anymore. even on the jersey shore, starting to get nice color there. 66 for your high for today. it is milder. lots of clouds early on. sunshine by the afternoon. overnight tonight, down to 53. another relatively mild night ahead. partly cloudy skies. we'll look at that warming trend in the seven-day forecast. it's california weather again this week. temperatures well above average.
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into the 70s by thursday. lots of sunshine and hardly a chance of rain. you want to stay up to date with the news 4 new york app. tap the news 4 logo in the corner and select the weather tab. you can see the latest forecast, interactive radar, and how to submit your own weather video. the news 4 new york app for iphone is available now. >> raphael, thank you. one of the city's top prosecutors is scheduled to retry a big homicide case, even though a panel of judges found that he engaged in prosecutorial misconduct the first time around. >> the i-team's chris glorioso has more on this assistant district attorney under fire for his choice of words. >> his courtroom conduct put a homicide conviction in jeopardy. now he's getting a second chance to prosecute the same case he botched before. some say it's evidence prosecutors are rarely punished when they engage in misconduct. the evidence against murder suspect asim martinez was substantial. there was surveillance video of
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eyewitness who said this is martinez pulling the trigger. a jury convicted martinez in less than two hours, but an appellate panel of judges voided that conviction, saying staten island assistant d.a. kyle reeves botched the case had with his words. according to court papers, reeves calls a defense witness a whore and hired to lie on the stand. they accused reeves of prosecutorial misconduct. reeves declined to speak with the i-team, but we've learned he's been assigned as lead prosecutor in the retrial of asim martinez. in a court brief, the staten island d.a.'s office conceded reeves called that witness a wh whore but his said behavior otherwise was entirely appropriate. this isn't the first time reeves has been accused of bad behavior in the courtroom. eight years ago, malik white was
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also prosecuted by white and ultimately acquitted. the case involved a basketball court fight that turned fatal. reeves went after white even though on the eve of the trial he disclosed a medical malpractice suit that blamed doctors for the playground death, not white. >> his actions could have caused me the rest of my life in jail. >> the judge said there was no evidence kyle reeves deliberately withheld information about that malpractice suit, but he also said the prosecutor should have known about the case earlier and therefore disclosed it earlier. the judge declared a mistrial. >> my feeling that he had done something improper was backed up by the fact the judge declared a mistrial. >> in light of the misstep, malik white is now suing new york city for malicious prosecution. the city has responded, saying reeves is protected by his prosecutorial discretion. but it's exactly that discretion that's now under fire. >> he's not looking for justice, you know. he's just looking for a conviction.
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to, quote/unquote, nail the defendant. yet, our zealousness gets the worst of us. >> jim cohen teaches legal ethics at fordham law school. he says the allegations against reeves are serious, but prosecutors are almost never publicly disciplined. >> nothing ever happens. it's really unusual for the individual prosecutor offender to be penalized in any way. >> this year the new york state legislature is considering a bill to commission prosecutorial conduct. >> when we have a system where the prosecutor can continue to misbehave throughout his or her career and never have to face any kind of justice, there is no real check and balance on the prosecutor. >> the staten island d.a.'s office would not say it kyle reeves have been disciplined internally for his language in
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personnel matter. as for his assignment to retry the martinez case, a spokesman said it is not unusual for the same prosecutor to be assigned to a retrial after a conviction is reversed. asim martinez has pleaded not guilty. his lawyer says he shot his victim as a result of extreme emotional disturbance. for the i-team, i'm chris glorioso. still to come on this sunday morning, another day of severe weather for the lone star state. a look at the widespread flooding from a very wet weekend in texas. and a miracle win causing controversy in college football. we're going to have a look at unbelievable last-second play.
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are you feeling rested this morning with that extra hour of sleep, or did you waste it like i did staying up watching the mets? overnight marked the ends of daylight savings time. it wasn't wasted time. we were still cheering them on. yesterday in preparation for that, as they do every year, the professionals at luxury watch company torno spent the day turning back the dials on hundreds of watches in its midtown store. i think they're still at it. and it's another reminder to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
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the fdny this weekend handing out batteries, electric candles and fire safety pamphlets. >> good reminder there. football now. both the giants and jets are going to hit the gridiron today. the g-men are playing the saints in new orleans. gang green will be in oakland taking on the raiders. in college football yesterday, fans it across the station got into the halloween spirit. many wore costumes to the games. some of them included katy perry's left shark. we also -- there's the left shark. somewhere in the crowd we're also hearing gumby and others. there's gumby. then we got this one here. >> the miami hurricane needed a miracle play to come from behind and beat the duke blue devils. >> and a miracle did happen for them. take a look. duke had a three-point lead with six seconds to go. miami received a kickoff. the game turned into street football. miami kept dishing the ball off. one lateral after another. after a total of eight, the hurricanes moved the ball down the field. then they eventually got a
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this is like high school football right here. that's what i'm talking about. hold on. like i said, eight. now, there's a flag on the play for an illegal block. but after a lengthy review, the refs ruled the touchdown stands. that's him running it down for the touchdown. took a long time. >> that's the block? >> that's the block. and he's clearing the way. >> come on, come on. >> the flag was on the block. this is the touchdown that wins the game. blue devils win it 30-27. the ref said it was okay. they were quite surprised. >> that was a lot of lateral movement. >> flag football there. all right. a lot more to come. >> coming up next at 6:30 here on "today in new york," the music, the mare yo nets and the whacky costumes. the village halloween parade. plus, we'll have this. >> reporter: i sheldon dutes
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live on staten island this morning with all of the premarathon excitement and what you need to know if you're traveling around the city today. details straight ahead when "today in new york" returns. and as the marathon runners gather outside this morning, clouds are low and thick. will we see any rain for the runners?
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6:30 on a sunday morning. you think, pat, we could do the show and get over there in time for the marathon? we could probably get that in. we got a couple things going on today. it is the starting point for the marathon. get going in a couple hours here. good to be with you on is sunday morning. i'm gus rosendale. >> and aisle i'm pat battle. it's so cool to see all these hundreds of people all over the city sporting their bibs already. so proud to be running this race. i was taking pictures at
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stoplights. i didn't get any good ones. >> like we said, head over the verrazano. it's a cool start. not as cool in years past. or windy. >> no, last year it was so windy windy. we're not dealing with that. light showers out there for the runners. light rain to the north and west of town. we're getting showers in sussex, new jersey. also, the hudson valley, you're seeing light rain. in and around new york city, it's been dry so far. there's this one line of light showers about to move on through. not sure if this is even going toucti hit the ground. it is very light. but it may be somewhat of an issue for the runners. temperatures in the 60s. this is what they're dealing with. well above average. up to 62 for your high in rye brook. 64 for your high in hempstead. 61 in lake caramel. winds are out of the west, light at 5 to 15 miles per hour. overnight tonight, down to the 50s in the city, 40s north and west of town. it's going to be a quiet night ahead. we're dealing with that warming trend over the next tu days.
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we'll look at that coming up in your seven-day forecast. >> raph, thank you very much. right now we want to update you on a story we brought you yesterday, that plane crash. >> we're getting new pictures of the wreckage of that russian passenger jet that slammed into the desert in northeastern egypt. as you can see from that wreckage, there's no one survive surviving this. >> this morning, the cause remains under investigation. officials do not suspect foul play. news 4's rob schmidt with the latest. >> reporter: a mangled passenger jet that carried 224 people lays in a bar remember desert, clothes scattered, cell phones heard ringing in the debris. many found strapped in their seats. 25 of the kills were just kids. this was that metro jet, an a-321. it had flown for 18 years. it took off at 5:51 a.m. bound for st. petersburg, russia.
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31,000 feet, it dropped suddenly and slowed dramatically before disappears peer ppearing from radar and crashing. communication has been lost, he says, but russian officials had no idea why. the airline quickly insisted human error was not to blame. at st. petersburg airport, terrible scenes as relatives learned everybody on board was killed. ready to board, this man and his 3-year-old daughter photographed by her all died. egyptian officials hinted early on they believe technical failure caused the crash. the crew apparently complaining of engine trouble several times in the past week. the pilot in the final minutes reportedly requesting an emergency landing. rob schmidt, "today in new york." >> both black boxes have been recovered from that scene. the crash location raises suspicions, but russian and
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no way this plane was shot down. regardless, after that ukrainian crash, this will likely cause airlines to review their flight paths. storms and flooding in texas have killed five people. this morning that severe weather is headed east. the tornados and rains began in south-central texas, causing rivers to pour out of their banks. 15 inches of rain fell in one day in austin. that set a record. that's where 67-year-old inez garza and her husband frank tried 20 escape the swift water. inez did not make it. her body was found yesterday. >> he was telling my grandma to hold on to something, to make sure her head is above water and to just grab on to anything possible. she was telling him h , i can't swim. >> while the rivers are still rising in some parts of texas, in some towns the water has receded. now people will are left with a muddy mess. right now in california, firefighters still at the scene of a brush fire that they
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extinguished last night in riverside. they're there to battle the flare-ups. investigators say that fire started in a river bed along the santa ana river before strong winds blew it towards homes. multiple trees, dry brush areas engulfed by flames. at least 53 45 acres are now charred. happening right now, thousands of runners lining up for the 2015 new york city marathon. >> sheldon dutes joins us from the start of the race. he's in staten island. have the runners started arriving yet, sheldon? >> reporter: hey, pat and gus. yes, they've been coming in steadily. i want to show you the stream of folks making their way to the start of the race. the first ferry came over at 5:00 a.m. people have been coming over, even though the race does not start for another few hours. more than 50,000 people are participating in this year's marathon.
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story that inspired them to train for four months for these 26 miles they're about to run. some of them are running for fitness goals. others are running for sick loved ones or to raise money for a charity. but no matter who you talk to, so many runners have the new york city marathon at the top of their goal list. people came from all over the world to run this race. here's my conversation with a man who's running coming all the way from chile. why did you want to come to new york to run the new york city marathon? >> this is the greatest one. i came with my wife and some friends to come here and enjoy this great marathon. >> reporter: i want to show you a live look at what it looks like here at the base of the verrazano bridge. some of those runners, there's a pile of blankets over there. some of them are wearing their protective gear. it's still a little chilly. they're resting up before the race. they're going to need all that strength to get through all 26.2 miles of this race.
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so many people said they love this race because it's an opportunity to experience new york city by running through all five boroughs. they'll get a taste of each neighborhood and what each neighborhood has to offer on later today. pat and gus, back to you. >> all right, sheldon dutes. thanks. >> that's the place to be today. last night the place to be on halloween, the village parade. brings out all kinds of creatures of the night. >> music, marionettes, even some madness took over for the 42nd annual pay annual parade. >> reporter: as the sun went down, all sorts of creatures popped out along 6th avenue. >> corpse pride. >> cat in the hat. >> it looks good from what i can see, but it's hard for me to see because there's so many people. >> reporter: so many people indeed. tens of thousands lined up to watch the floats.
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they were all part of the annual halloween parade in the village. the theme this year was shine a light. >> i'm loving it. enjoying it to the fullest. >> reporter: folks traveled from all over the city, even all over the state, like this pair of venetian statues. they live near niagra falls. >> halloween is always fun. it's always fun to get costumed up and go out and enjoy the festivities. >> reporter: the fun saturday night came under the watchful eye of the nypd. police here along with departments around the nation were issued a bulletin about a possible threat. the feds were looking into a plot to attack officers on halloween. security was tight along the route, making sure the halloween fun was a safe treat for thousands of ghouls, goblins, and mythical creatures. what's your favorite part? >> the walking and the attention that i get when people know who my character is. >> reporter: the parade wrapped up around 10:00 last night, but police were out here through the night making sure folks who were out were safe. everyone who was out here truly
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the 42nd annual halloween parade here in the village. >> even the empire state building got in the halloween spirit with a special e sho. the iconic building lit up at 10:00 p.m. with colored lights, moving to a spooky halloween sound track. there you go. scary. >> hey, we had fun. well, i had fun. >> we were both at the parade. different locations. >> we could not cross paths. met me left of the ghoul with e red hair. all right. coming up this morning, bike share in new jersey city getting a bad wrap. >> and storm team 4's raphael miranda returns with a check of
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a couple of wayward ghosts and goblins still out there.
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having conversations. >> really? what did the security guard say he saw? a guy dressed walking a baby alligator on a leash. >> it was all happening. it's still happening. >> it's sunday. why not? >> also a lot of people headed over to the marathon this morning. >> yes, and it's mostly dry. we have some showers we're tracking. very light, but they may impact you as you're heading out will. it's not umbrella worthy rain. maybe a couple showers and they're gone. we have the mild temperatures out there. it's dry. it's bright earlier today, an hour earlier, in fact. we get an extra hour of sleep. this is much better than turning the clocks back an hour. we have mostly cloudy skies around the region. some steadier showers in the hudson valley. lighter rain in and around new york city.
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showers. moving through the bronx, yonkers, mt. vernon. washington heights dealing with some rain. nothing going on in midtown. this rain is probably not going to hit staten island, where the runners are getting ready to go. northwest new jersey into the hudson valley, greenfield park also seeing rain moving in as a frontal passage moves through throughout the morning. temperatures in the 50s this hour. 55 in red bank. temperatures in the 50s down in toms river. we have some 40s well north and west of town, but it's not nearly as chilly as it was yesterday at this time. we had temperatures in the 20s yesterday. that's a big change. all right. let's go mets. world series game five tonight. dry for the game. partly cloudy, comfy. temperatures in the low 60s. you only need a light jacket as you're heading out there to citi field to cheer on the mets. future tracker shows around 8:00 this morning, mostly cloudy skies continue. as we head into the afternoon around lunchtime, or brunch time, if you will, the sunshine starts to make a comeback from northwest to southeast. if you live in the hudson
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valley, you're going to see more sun as we get into the early afternoon. long island, it's going to linger. the clouds will linger a little longer for you. by 4:00 today, everyone is nice and dry. enjoying a mild mix of sunshine and clouds. keeping it dry for your morning commute. monday, heading back to work, clouds and sunshine. keeping it dry for the evening. this is 6:00 p.m. also umbrella free. that's going to be the trend over the next few days. again, fall foliage, peak conditions now just north and west of new york city into rockland, northern westchester, and across northern new jersey. get out there and enjoy it on this beautiful sunday. 66 for your high. it is about 10 degrees milder than yesterday. you're going to notice it as soon as you step out there. overnight tonight, another mild night. down to 53 in the city. we'll look at that seven-day forecast. a stretch of southern california weather for you. temperatures between 65 and 70 degrees. next chance of rain not until friday. that looks like a very paltry chance of rain anyway. we need the rain. we're not going to get it. still dealing with a drought around the tri-state. you want to stay up to date with
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tap the news 4 logo in the corner, scroll down, and select the weather tab. news 4 new york app for iphone is available in the app store right now. >> raphael, thank you. well, he's using his experience to inspire ch dren. this week's positively black is
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the artistic director of alvin dance theater. >> this week's positively black. >> it's his road, his way. to an incredible legacy. robert battle is the artistic director of the alvin ailey american dance theater. his title is prestigious, but it was a long, hard journey to the top that included physical and now robert is telling his story in a new children's book that he hopes inspires kids to a life in
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the arts. it's called "my story, my dance." robert battle's journey to alvin ailey. welcome. >> thank you so much. >> i know you have been busy, busy, busy on the road and so forth and getting busy for the season coming up for the holidays. but your book is out. it's on the store shelves now. >> yes, amazing. >> tell me, how does this make you feel? you must be so excited. >> as someone who grew up around books because the person who raised me was an english teacher for public school. so books were always a part of my life. i was always hearing those stories about langston hughes and people like that. so for me to have this physical record of me growing up, knowing that somebody will read that to their child or some child will read it and be inspired like i was, that really is humbling for me. >> is that why you chose this
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an aught tobiography? >> yes, so they can see people who reflected their lives that grew up in poor neighborhoods who never thought they would have the opportunity. or like me, growing up bow legged. >> i'm bow legged. >> i had to have the braces and everything. >> how did that not stand in your way? >> i was raised by people who could make a way out of no way. >> this is your aunt and uncle? >> my great aunt and uncle. my mother was having difficulties in her life. they took me in when i was no bigger than a loaf of bread. they taught me from the old-time religion. i went to church, did all of those things that gave me some sense of a backbone. that's really what this is all about. this is really to honor them, who are no longer with us. >> and all of these things that sort of stood in your way but
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you got past, to go to juilliard. that must have been really something for your family to see and witness and for you to experience. >> absolutely. i used to sit in my mango tree in the backyard and used to sit and try to imagine what my life could be like, never knowing that some day i'd be at the helm of a company. i saw revelations. >> what was it about that particular piece that just brought you to this moment? >> because it was everything that i knew. growing up knowing something about our history in this country and then seeing that and growing up in the church and seeing all of that realized through a dance on stage. i think that's what inspired me to now be at the helm of the company, thanks to judith, who chose me. >> well, listen, we know judith is legendary. was it -- it had to be a little intimidating. >> just a touch. around the edges. to have her, who was this is
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stand up on april 28th, 2010 -- >> okay. >> i remember. she grabbed my arms and said, look into my eyes, it's yours. >> oh, my goodness. that's inspiring within itself. >> that's what's in that book, how that happened. i still can't believe it sometimes. but here i am. >> let's talk about city center and the holiday season coming up. you have a new piece. >> yes. this is my first piece for the company since i took over in 2011 as artistic director. it's called "awakening." it's about some light within us that's illuminated by something we see or hear. we're also doing new productions of "ailey repertoire." the first work he did for the company. then we're celebrating judith's 50 years with the organization. because of that, we're going to do a new production of "cry,"
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judith in 1971 as a birthday gift to his mother because he couldn't afford one. then judith made it all kind of famous. >> oh, my goodness, yes. >> then "revelations." on saturdays, we do family matinees. we're doing the gamut. it's going to be quite exciting. >> and you can go to the website and find out all the dates. >> absolutely. >> and you can get this book. "my story, my dance." robert battle, thank you so much. congratulations. continued success. >> thank you.
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i got a tweet yesterday saying, you haven't been wearing any blue and orange. to so i laid out my little blue and orange outfit last night, thinking that would help. maybe tonight. >> so you're the curse. i'm going to sleep in blue and orange. i got that same tweet. i know, i know. deep breath. >> citi field to citi bike now. just expanded in jersey city. >> news 4 got a tip about reckless cyclists speeding on sidewalks, creating a dangerous situation for anyone walking. >> we sent news 4's jen maxfield to check the situation out.
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even bigger problem. >> it's unbelievable. there's no bike lane. where are they supposed to ride, on the sidewalk? >> reporter: people living in the mcginn ley square neighborhood have had enough. >> pedestrians versus cyclists. it's not fair to either one. pedestrians are on the sidewalk. cyclists, where are they going to go? on the sidewalk because there's no bicycle lane. >> reporter: news 4 viewers e-mailed in, telling us the problem is especially bad along kennedy boulevard. the four-lane road has street parking on both sides, and there's barely any room for bikers to squeeze through. >> because of the traffic and people not paying attention, a lot of people are texting and if you don't ride on the sidewalk, you're taking a chance. >> reporter: 4 investigates check jersey city law. the only people who can ride bicycles on the sidewalk are children 9 and under.
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meetings that this law is hard to enforce, especially on busy roads like kennedy boulevard, where there's no bike lane and the sidewalk is wider. jersey city has added 22 miles of bike lanes, but kennedy boulevard here is a county road. hudson county officials tell news 4 that there's simply not enough room for a bike lane here. and they don't want to get rid of all these premium parking spots to make room for one. some residents complain the sidewalk bike riding problem has gotten worse since the introduction of citi bike in se ptember. the message is clear on the bike. stay off the sidewalks. >> don't ride on the sidewalks. because people are walking here, you know. >> reporter: many bikers say jersey city has gotten much more biker friendly, but now they want hudson county to do the same for bikers and pedestrians. in jersey city, i'm jen maxfield, news 4 new york. coming up next at 7:00, we'll have a check of the forecast, plus our top stories. >> including this live coverage.
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with the latest on that horrific halloween car accident that killed three people.
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right now on "today in new york," trick-or-treating turns tragic in the bronx, where three people, including a little girl, were killed when a driver crashed into a crowd. plus, heartbreak at citi field as the amazings suffer a tough loss to the royals.
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we'll have reaction from players and fans as the mets now face a must, and i mean must win tonight. and tens of thousands already lining up this hour as we await the start of the new york city marathon. good morning. welcome to "today in new york" on this sunday morning. i'm gus rosendale. >> and i'm pat battle. so glad you've chosen to join us on this sunday morning. a lot going on. yesterday was a busy day. today, even more so. >> continues. thousands of people on the move heading to the verrazano bridge. let's see how the weather will treat them. >> good morning, guys. very cloudy out there. we're tracking a few spotty showers around the region. you can see in your weather headlines, a few showers around, but the marathon will be mostly dry. it's going to be milder than the runners would probably like. temperatures trending warm throughout this upcoming week. here's the rain that we're watching this morning. mainly north and west of new york city. light showers now moving into places like orange county, rockland county, northern
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westchester, and very light showers in and around new york city. the main story will be a dry one for our marathon. winds will be light and temperatures will be mild. not as chilly this morning. 56 degrees already. we're headed into the 60s today. it's going to be a mild sunday ahead. a nice day outside, in fact. some sunshine, especially for the afternoon. some clearing by the evening with temperatures nice and comfy into the mid-60s. we'll look at the seven-day forecast. of course, the world series forecast coming up in just a few. over to you. >> thank you. new this morning, we now know the names of the victims who were killed when a car crashed into a group of trick-or-treaters. >> among those who were killed, a 10-year-old girl. checkey beckford is joining us from the scene. >> reporter: good morning. one person thought it didn't look real. he thought it was a halloween joke. sadly, this nightmare scene was
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the street was full of trick-or-treaters when a car jumped the curb, crashed into six people, including three kids. three people were killed, including a 10-year-old girl, who has been identified this morning as niana. 63-year-old luis perez. a 3-year-old and 9-year-old girl along with a 21-year-old woman were also hurt. police say they're expected to survive. witnesses describe a chaotic scene as the car went airborne here at the corner of morris park and bogart avenues. police say the dodge charger struck the bumper of another car before crosses the median and jumping the curb. >> we just heard the screeching of the cars. then you hear boom, boom, boom and screams. >> reporter: and the 52-year-old driver was also taken to be the hospital, but he's expected to be okay. no doubt investigators will want to question him about what happened.
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at this point, there have been no arrests in this case. in the morris park section, checkey beckford, "today in new york." also new this morning, a halloween night shooting ing ing ended with a teenager killed in queens. that shooting happened on 144th avenue. meantime, over in williamsburg, a fight led to a shooting on south 3rd street. two men shot there, both taken to the hospital in stable condition. no arrests have been made in either of these cases. also new this morning, a couple in far rockaway facing charges, accused of beating up a clerk all over a halloween treat. investigators say they took two children trick-or-treating. they allegedly started stealing cookies from a deli in inwood after an argument over what the clerk gave out as a halloween treat. they didn't like it. when the clerk tried to make them leave, they started punching him, allegedly. they were eventually arrested and charged with robbery and
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child endangerment. to the world series now. went to bed, it was good. maybe a lot of you did. waking up to this news, the kansas city royals pushed the mets to the brink. >> i tried to stay with it. i did stay with it. i was really, really, really hoping. didn't happen. the royals won game four at citi field. now they have a pretty commanding 3-1 lead in the series, but mets fans we spoke to are not giving up hope. >> i do believe. you got harvey, then degrom and syndergaard. you got three young studs going. if they can do the job, we still have a shot. so we still got to believe. >> there's still some magic in the air. we're going to come back. i promise you we're going to come back. it's a long series. >> well, news 4's bruce beck was at the game. if you want to look, here's what happened. >> reporter: it was a crucial game four for the mets, and they were well on their way to a
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victory, but the team collapsed late and now they're on brink of elimination. the mets took a 3-2 lead into the eighth inning. after tyler clippard walked two batters, familia was called out for a five-out save. and eric hosmer chops one to second, but the ball rolls under the glove of daniel murphy, allowing the tying run to score. on the next pitch, mike mu moustakas grounds one through the right side to give the royals their first lead of the night. they stun the mets and win it 5-3. what a heartbreaker as the amazings implode at home and fall behind 3-1 in the series. >> we got the ground ball. we didn't make the play. next ground ball, you know, you're in double play depth. it's a little different situation if you didn't have to be. it was one of those -- certainly one of those situations where we couldn't stop the bleeding. >> it hurts because we lost.
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it hurts to feel like you've got a direct hand in a ball game that you put yourself in a position to win. i didn't do my job. that's the most frustrating part. >> you know, there was dozens of things we could have done better to win this game. the way daniel murphy has been playing, the way he's, you know, put this ofbs fense on his back at times, daniel murphy did not lose this game. we lost this game as a team. >> reporter: veteran michael cuddyer said it best. if i could have three pitchers do come back in a series, i'd want harvey, degrom, and syndergaard. that's what the mets will have, but they'll need a lot of good fortune, too, if they're going to beat the royals in this fall classic. at citi field, i'm bruce beck for "today in new york." >> all right, bruce. well, happening now, tens of thousands of people making their way to ft. wadsworth ahead of
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the 45th annual new york city marathon. >> that's where sheldon dutes joins us with a very special runner. >> reporter: good morning to both of you. yes, every half hour or so we do an update with you. the park gets more and more full as more runners start to make their way to the start line here at the base of the verrazano bridge. we have a special guest. she's singing the national anthem for the start of the race. you're a singer for the met. >> i am. >> reporter: you're singing the national anthem today. you're also running in the race. how are you feeling? >> nervous and really excited. >> reporter: about which one, the race or the national anthem? >> both. it's such a tremendous honor to sing for all of these runners. i don't know if you could tell, but everybody is so pumped up and so excited. i just want to send them off well. so hopefully. and join their ranks and cross my fingers and get to the finish line. >> reporter: you talk to so many runners in this race. people have so many different personal stories on what inspired them to run or why
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what inspired you to run a full 26.2 miles? >> you know, i just wanted to see what it was like. it was on my bucket list, an experience i wanted to have. i've supported marathons before. i wanted to get out there and do it. i'm actually running for an organization i want to show called -- this is my number. row new york is a wonderful organization for young people in new york city from all backgrounds to get in the water and row crew. it's a great organization. >> reporter: as an opera singer, how does your training for the stage translate to your training on the pavement? >> it's all about discipline. it's all about getting out there and practicing as much as you can in a disciplined way. actually the, breath support is pretty important. i've been working on both of those. >> reporter: what are you looking forward to most about the race today? which borough are you excited to run through? >> i'm really excited about brooklyn. i've been to brooklyn several
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times, but i'm excited to kind of really get in there and see all the neighborhoods from this perspective. >> reporter: not only are you classically trained as an opera singer, but you grew up playing sports. this is a natural transition of sorts. >> it is. it will be a fun experience. i did play a lot of sports growing up, but nothing quite like this. >> reporter: well, you're going to do great today. good luck to you. good luck to all the other runners. anything you want to say to your fellow runners this morning? >> best of luck, everybody. have a good time. >> reporter: awesome. thank you so much for joining us. break a leg. when you're singing, not when you're running. and there's so much excitement. so many people have so many different reasons why they're running. we talked to people who traveled from all over the world to be a part of this race. so many people said the new york city marathon at the top of their list. this is the largest marathon in the world. it gives people the unique opportunity to really explore new york by running through all of the different boroughs that
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>> and she's a mets fan. sporting the hat. >> reporter: yes, that was awesome. hopefully we get good luck tonight from her hat. >> there you go, sheldon. thank you. well, road closures across the five boroughs have already started. they started early this morning, in fact. the runners are going to wind across staten island, down into brooklyn, queens, the bronx, and manhattan. they finally end up in central park, where they collapse after they cross the finish line. roads and bridges will remain shut down much of the day. before you head out, be sure to check nbcnewyork.com or our nbc 4 app for a complete list of all those closures. there are plenty of them. >> we'll be updating them throughout the day. coming up on "today in new york," wet weather pummels parts of texas. we have a look at the devastation. and we're going to track where that system is headed next. plus, the dangers of dollar cabs. the i-team investigates those illegal drivers operating on city streets. and on this marathon sunday, we're tracking a few showers out
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there across north and western sections of the tri-state.
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smooth sailing if you're crossing over the gwb. if you're around midtown, you'll have to deal with a lot of people headed over to staten island. a lot of road closures. right now, we're going to talk about the weather. severe weather in the south. at least six people dead after a storm system in texas also
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>> and it's not over yet. several million americans are under flash flood warnings as the storm moves east, bringing new flooding fears along with it. charles hadlock is in travis county, texas. >> reporter: heavy rains pounded the texas hill country, sending rivers and streams roaring out yo of their banks. dozens of people were rescued from tree branches and washed out roads. three people drowned near austin. >> it's just crazy. within five minutes, it was flooded. >> reporter: nearly 15 inches of rain fell in austin friday, setting an all-time one-day record. as the water rose on citation avenue, inez garza and her husband frank were trying to escape. >> he was telling her to make sure her head was above water and grab anything. she was telling him, i can't swim. >> reporter: her body was found today, two miles from her home.
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in a drought with wildfires threatening neighborhoods. today, there were flood warnings. the rains moved east, submerging low-lying roads in house, stranding at least 90 motorists. tornados struck two nearby towns, injuring two people and damaging about 30 homes. >> we heard lots of alerts coming through on our phones. that let us know we needed to be on alert. my husband and i jumped out of bed, grabbed the kids, and hunkered down in the hallway. >> reporter: trees and power lines were ripped apart. >> it was a lot of wind. we heard what sounded like a train coming through here. >> reporter: at this rv park, a possible tornado touchdown. no one was injured. back in austin, neighbors are helping tina clear out her mud-filled home. in less than a minute, water came pouring through the doors and windows. she stood there in the living room holding on to her dog for three hours until help finally came. all the while watching her belongings float away. >> never thought it was going to be this bad.
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>> man, just a reminder. you survive the flood, and then you're left with the devastation. we're waking up to a much milder day. >> it sure is. we had temperatures in the 20s yesterday north and west of town. now we're in the 50s. it's a mild trend. this is one we're stuck with throughout much of this upcoming week. no winter jackets will be needed for quite some time around here as above-average temperatures take over. temperatures are in the 50s right now. it's relatively dry. we are tracking spotty showers around the tri-state. for the marathon runners, looks like we'll be off to a mostly dry start. let's look at your marathon forecast for the race. 8:00 to 12:00, 55 degrees at the start of the race. up to 61 by the end of it. a little milder than they would like for the runners. but the winds will be light. we have that going for you. we have mostly dry conditions and mostly cloudy skies. not a lot of sunshine to cook things up throughout the morning. you can see on storm tracker, no sunshine right now. in fact, we're tracking showers
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also to the east of town across fairfield and nassau counties. a look at staten isle, where and, where the runners are getting ready. it's dry. ramapo, you have some rain moving through. temperatures were in the 50s around the city. again, much milder than yesterday. 54 in jersey city. we're dealing with temperatures in the low 50s in places like poughkeepsie and white plains. here's a look at future tracker. 8:00 a.m., lots of clouds. spotty showers, yes. around 12:00, 1:00, we start to see a comeback of that sunshine from new york city north and west of the hudson valley. we'll set that into motion. by 4:00 p.m., lots of sun by the end of the day today. it's mild. you want to get outside and enjoy. temperatures are comfortable in the 60s. heading into monday morning, going back to work. nice and quiet for the kids heading off the school buses. no major chill. you don't need the winter
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jackets tomorrow morning. just a sweatshirt should be fine with temperatures in the 50s and 40s. by the evening commute, also keeping it pleasantly dry. 66 is your high for today. it is milder than yesterday. clouds give way to sunshine by the end of the day today. overnight tonight, down to 53 for your low. a quiet night ahead. in the seven-day forecast, i said there's a warming trend. this is it. we should be in the upper 50s this time of year. instead, we have 70s for you as we head towards the end of the week. plenty of sunshine and hardly a chance of rain at all. best chance for rain will be light rain friday night. drying out by next saturday. you want to stay up to date with the news 4 new york app. tap the news 4 logo in the corner, scroll down, and select the weather tab. you can see the latest forecasts and learn how to submit your own weather video. pat and gus, over to you. >> time is 7:17. we go to an i-team exclusive now. inside the gritty underground world of dollar cabs operating in neighborhoods throughout new york city.
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the dangers of those cabs. sarah wallace reports. >> dollar cab. >> dollar cab. >> reporter: news 4 i-team producers went undercover for days in flat bush, brooklyn. new york city's wild west hot spot for unlicensed dollar cabs. >> how much is it? >> two dollars each. >> reporter: they pick up passengers anywhere, any time, doing whatever it takes to get as many people as possible in the door. even if it means the most dangerous moves on the wrong side of the road. >> this isn't illegal, is it? >> we're just hustling, man. >> reporter: most have out-of-state plait tes. the city's taxi and limousine commission allows only yellow and green cabs to pick up street hails and says if there's an out-of-state plate doing that, it's unlicensed.
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>> reporter: some people don't care, describing the rides this way. >> cheaper, more reliable, and you get there quicker. >> sometimes the bus dent on't come along, so you just hop on one. >> i don't recommend them. i don't care if they're 50 cent cabs. >> reporter: this is an aftermath of an accident, two people taken to the hospital, including a pregnant woman. the driver, who had pennsylvania plates, was questioned by nypd officers. >> it's very dangerous. >> reporter: this cab took off with a door open. when our i-team producer asked if the cab were legal. >> they drive crazy. >> yes, drive crazy for $2. i'm sane, so i know the ones to take. >> when are the legal ones. >> right. >> reporter: we found this man driving an unmarked van with a north carolina plate on the back, picking up kids after school. he wouldn't show us his license. >> do you have a license for that? >> yeah. >> where is it? can i see it? >> no, you want to see it? why?
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>> reporter: all tlc licensed vehicles have a poster chip decal on them. winston williams operates a licensed commuter van, which are often called dollar vans. they're assigned specific routes by the tlc. he worries illegal vehicles are giving legitimate operators a bad name. check out this one driving in the wrong lane after picking up a passenger. >> they have an accident, some of them run off. if it hits the media, it's a dollar van. >> reporter: williams and other licensed commuter van owners testified at city hall last week, asking for more enforcement. the tlc's commissioner says they're trying to put the brakes on the problem. >> those vehicles don't have the appropriate insurance. if there's a crash, they're not going to get compensation. you don't know who's driving that vehicle. they're not vetted by us. there's no criminal background check. there's no drug testing. >> reporter: so far this year, the city has issued 19,800
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vehicles and seized 6,650 cabs and vans. but the reality is this underground business is booming. in plain sight. if everybody's doing it, you think why not me? >> that's what you think, yeah. >> reporter: sarah wallace, news 4 new york. >> now, the i-team highlighted brooklyn, but we've heard complaints from all over. the tlc is vowing more crackdowns along with the nypd. as we continue here on "today in new york," we'll introduce you to wednesday's child. >> plus, what could be a major breakthrough in the search for a
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it's that time of the morning where janice huff introduces us to wednesday's child. her name is amber, and she's a compassionate girl who jumps at the opportunity to help people and animals. >> she was able to share her love with some new furry friends. >> i love them, and i want to learn more about babies and animals. >> amber's personality really shines as she holds this little kitten in her arms. she's a natural when it comes to taking care of other, and that's one of the reasons why she wants to be a nurse. >> she's always talking about it. she's always saying, you know, she wants to hep people or wants to help in some sort of way. >> amber loves school and is very athletic. >> i like them because i like
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>> amber is hoping to become a part of a big forever family with brothers, sisters, and of course a pet. >> there's no one like her. anybody who could be a part of her family would be lucky to have her. >> they could, like, help you with anything that you need help with. if you have a problem or anything, they will love you and cherish you as long as you're with them. they would take good care of you no matter what happens. >> janice huff for weekend today in new york. >> if you're interested in adopting anyone of our wednesday's children, contact 212-676-wish. coming up next at 7:30, we're going to have the latest on our top stories, including this. >> reporter: i'm checkey beckford in the morris park section of the bronx with the
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latest on that tragic halloween day accident that killed three people. we'll have the story coming up. also, what investigators say about claims an extremist group brought down a russian passenger plane that crashed in egypt. and as you know, we set the clocks back one hour last night. actually, hopefully you know. if you didn't know, you know now. so what time will sunset be tonight? how early?
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and we want to welcome you back to "today in new york" on a sunday morning. it's a nice sunday morning. at least it's not raining or windy. >> where do you think the best place is for the marathon? >> television. >> there you go. i think off the 59th street bridge, off the ramp there. the brooklyn bridge too. all five boroughs will be a part of this. let's get a look at the weather. like pat was saying, a little warmer than the runners typically prefer. >> and i'm with pat on tv being the best place to watch the marathon. taking a look at showers moving through the region right now. you can see there's light rain just to the north of new york city. the runners in staten island, it is dry there. showers moving into places like westchester county, putnam county. mainly light at this hour. we're not going to see a whole lot of rain today. sunset tonight at 4:53.
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it's going to be this way and getting earlier over the next few weeks. just a little warning there. don't be shocked when it's dark at 5:00. 66 is your high for today. 63 in hempstead. temperatures well above average. at least we have this at to hold on to for today. lots of clouds, more sunshine as the day goes on. the day finishes on a bright note. 67 down the share. overnight tonight, another mild night. 40s in many suburbs. we'll look at that seven-day forecast and temperatures into the 70s. that's in just a few. pat and gus, over to you. >> raphael, thank you. new this morning, we uh now know the names of three people killed when a car plowed through a group of trick-or-treaters. >> it happened in the morris park section of the bronx. that's where we find checkey beckford with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. people tell us they just couldn't believe what they were seeing. i'm going to step out of the way, so you can look at part of that scene that's still here.
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this. still lodged on top of a brick wall of a home across the street. that car went airborne last night. six people were hit, iluding three small children. sadly, one of those kids just out trick-or-treating did not make it. the 10-year-old was killed as was 65-year-old luis perez and 24-year-old christian laka. a 3-year-old, 9-year-old girl, and 21-year-old woman were all also hurt, but they're expected to be okay. witnesses describe a horrific scene as the car went airborne here at the corner of morris park and bogart avenues. >> it looked fake. like, this is a halloween joke. >> reporter: and the 52-year-old driver of that car was also hurt, taken to jacobi hospital.
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they're of course questioning him in regards to what happened. at this point, no one has been arrested in this accident. we're in the morris park section. checkey beckford, news 4 new york. this morning we're also learning new details about a deadly plane crash in egypt. an islamist extremist group claims to have brought down the plane, but the russian transport minister says that is not credible. 224 people on board were killed, including 25 children. and this morning, we are awaiting confirmation that the wreckage from a cargo ship that disappeared during hurricane joaquin has been found. a u.s. navy ship using sonar found what could be the remains of the el faro in 15,000 feet of water. the ship was heading from florida to puerto rico when it disappeared near the bahamas back on the 1st of october. 33 crew members were on board, including 29 americans. the navy will use one of those deep ocean vehicles to go down
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this morning, an 18-year-old rutgers student is charged with attempted murder following a stabbing at a dorm. police say daniel landry got into a fight and attacked two other students friday night. landry is also charged with aggravated assault and weapons charges. the victims were rushed to the hospital. they are expected to survive. this morning, police in newark are looking for a couple of robbers who held up three fast food restaurants in just two hours. yesterday morning the crooks robbed the mcdonald's on clinton avenue. a half hour later, they hit the mcdonalds on a mccarter highway. 45 minutes after that, they tried to rob the mcdonald's on west market street. that's where an employee said one of the robbers tried to climb through the drive through window. they were driving a dark-colored vehicle. one of the men had shoulder length dread locks with a gray hooded sweatshirt. happening now, excitement on staten island as we're getting closer to the start of the new
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york city marathon. >> sheldon dutes is on staten island with a look at the clouds as they arrive. sheldon, good morning again. >> reporter: pat and gus, good morning to both of you. you can't help but get excited and feel happy for all the runners who are running in this morning's race. so many of them gathering here at the base of the verrazano bridge. but i want to show you a little bit of the traffic of some of the runners trying to get here. these are all the buses, the shuttles of runners trying to make their way here to the base of the verrazano bridge. that's shut down to regular traffic right now so all those runners can get here to the start line. more than 50,000 people are running in this year's marathon. all of them have so many different stories and reasons why they're running. well, i just caught up with a woman from harlem. she's running for various different reasons. one of them includes to raise money for a soccer organization. when i asked her about why she chose new york, she said there was no other decision to be
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made. why the new york city marathon as opposed to any other marathon you could have entered? >> that's like saying why new york? it's new york. i think it's the most exciting. i'm a native new yorker. to run around the entire city that i've grown up in, that i've known since birth is very exciting. by the way, i'm running for grassroots soccer, which is a charity that helps the youth in zimbabwe. >> reporter: and we want to show you a live look of some of the pre-race activities that are happening here before the start line. a lot of folks got here very early this morning. some as early as 5:30 a.m. even though this race does not start until after 9:00. you can see some of the runners relaxing. they are stretching. they are catching up on a few zs before this race. they're going to need all that strength as they travel that full 26.2 miles around the city today. pat and gus, back to you.
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>> yes, it is. sheldon, thank you very much. >> appreciate it. >> earlier this week, spike lee was in central park to help paint the blue finish line. an estimated 50,000 people will cross over that line at some point today. and still ahead on this sunday morning, storm team 4 meteorologist raphael miranda will be back with a check of today's forecast. in the meantime, you're watching
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we have tips on how to deal with the change and avoid the winter blues. all that in just a few on a sunday morning. >> wondering if i can borrow those red pumps. i have an event this week. >> you can have them. >> you were absolutely fabulous yesterday. >> thank you. >> all of you were. it was really terrific. >> i learned a lot about myself. i was a little scared. i couldn't turn it off. >> you've got those pumps on now at that anchor desk, don't you? >> we're okay. >> all right, carson. thanks. see you in a little bit. if you guys missed that, go back and look at it. it was amazing yesterday. they did the hosts of "weekend today." >> extremely popular on social media. >> he was loving that. it was great. and good weather forecast. the parade was nice last night. gus and i were both in the village. i took my coat, but i didn't
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have to put it on until i was walking back to the car. >> perfect trick-or-treating weather. now it's mild for the marathon. temperatures in the 50s. even 60s out there already this morning. the good news it's going to be mostly dry. we have a couple showers around the region. a little breeze out there as well. nothing like the winds that we saw last year for the marathon. the runners are happy about that. you can see on storm tracker, we're tracking that rain to the north of town. dry from new york city south and west. we have a weak frontal system moving through throughout the morning. we're not expecting a lot of rain from it. showers then moving into the bronx but quickly moving out. light showers, drizzle moving towards city island and eventually into fairfield county. let's go, mets. world series game five tonight. another dry game. good news, weather will be cooperating for that. 61 degrees. it's comfortable, partly cloudy. hoping for some better results
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for game five. a 24-hour temperature change. this is much milder it is today than yesterday at this time. it's about 20 to 25 degrees warmer than yesterday in the hudson valley. you can see on future tracker through the morning, the clouds hang on until about lunchtime. this is 12:00 today. if you have plans outside, you are fine. maybe a shower this morning. then we're drying out nicely. the sunshine starts to come back north and west of town. it's going to take a little longer for long island and the jersey shore. by 4:00 today, mostly sunny skies. a great comeback there for the afternoon. tomorrow, heading back to work and school. 7:00 a.m. on your monday. a quiet commute. though weather headaches. it's also mild. tomorrow, we do it again. sunshine and clouds. temperatures back into the 60s. above average, by the way. your fall foliage map show where is the peak conditions are. pink is peak. that's where you want to go. rockland county, passaic county, northwest new jersey.
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hudson valley, already past peak. fairfield county is looking great. northern fairfield especially. the jersey shore, you have some work to do still. probably by next weekend, you'll sea peak see peak conditions as well. clouds are giving way to sunshine throughout the afternoon. overnight tonight, down to 53 for your low. let's look at that seven-day forecast. you can see a warm week ahead. mid-60s to low 70s through thursday. a slight chance of a shower or two on friday. we should be dry by next weekend. you want to stay up to date with the news 4 new york app. tap the news 4 logo in the corner and scroll down, select the weather tab. you can see the latest forecast, interactive radar, and how to submit your own weather video. the news 4 new york app for iphone is available in the app store right now. pat, over to you. >> all right. thank you so much, raphael. right now in california, firefighters still at the scene of a brush fire that they extinguished last night in riverside. but they're ready to battle any plaer-ups that might come afterward. investigators say that fire
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started in a river bed along the santa ana river before strong winds blew it in the direction of the homes alongside that river. multiple trees and dry brush areas were engulfed by flames, sending heavy smoke up into the air. at least 35 acres are charred. fortunately, no homes were evacuated and nobody was hurt. coming up on "today in new york," a cast of characters flooded the village for one of the city's favorite celebrations. the highlights of this year's
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oh, the sights and sounds of a halloween celebration on saturday night. >> music, marionettes, even a little madness took over 6th avenue for the 42nd annual village halloween parade. rey viellda had a front-row seat. >> reporter: as the sun went down, all sorts of creatures popped out along 6th avenue. >> corpse bride. >> cat in the hat. >> the venetian statue. it looks good from what i can see, but it's hard to see because there's so many people. >> reporter: so many people indeed. tens of thousands lined up to watch the floats. they were all part of the annual halloween parade in the village. the theme this year was shine a light. >> i'm loving it. we're enjoying it to the fullest. >> reporter: folks traveling from all over the city and state, like this pair of venetian statues. they live near niagra falls but made the trek for this treat. >> halloween is always fun. it's fun to get out, get
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costumed up and enjoy the festivities. >> reporter: the fun saturday night came under the watchful eye of the nypd. police here along with departments around the nation were issued a bulletin about a possible threat. the feds were looking into a plot to attack officers on halloween. security was tight along the route, making sure the halloween fun was a safe treat for thousands of ghouls, goblins, and mythical creatures. what's your favorite part? >> the walking and the attention that i get when people know who my character is. >> reporter: i'm rey viellda, "today in new york." >> and the empire state building also put on quite a halloween show. the iconic building lit up at 10:00 last night with colored lights moving all to a spooky halloween sound track. and coming up when "today in new york" returns, bills bucks. >> bill has some interesting selections coming up here on
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well, from the life and times of ruth bader ginsburg to the salem witch trials, a little something for everyone in this week's bill's books. >> good morning, bill. >> happy halloween. >> i feel like raphi should be here. your first book is dealing with the weather. >> my first book is a tribute to raphy. i've been wait for months to talk about this book. it's called "thunder and lightning."
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it's by a woman from brooklyn. her last book was a graphic biography called "radioactive." this is one of the most astonishing books of the year. if you remember that i've talked about graphic books in the past, nonfiction, it's very hard to describe them sometimes. i think we're learning how to read and see in different ways as these books come to us. this is an extraordinary look at all the aspects of weather. there are chapters on rain, fog, chaos, war. what's amazing about it is that she doesn't tell you exactly about how weather conditions come about. when she talks about cold, she goes to an island just off the -- in the arctic, where there is a seed bank that is buried underground where there are billions of seeds from all
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around the world being preserved in icy conditions so that if there's ever ecological, nuclear disaster, there would be a way of retrieving the food. >> seriously? >> yes. it's astonishing. it's a worldwide effort. so there are seeds from the former soviet unions, from countries that don't exist anymore. and the book is just illustrated in the most phenomenal way. one of the most astonishing things is when we were at war in vietnam, president johnson -- we have a meteorologist who's meeting with president johnson because there's ways of altering the weather in vietnam, and weather was weaponized during the vietnam war. it's amazing. and there was a treaty in the '70s that prohibited that in certain ways. this is book is one of my favorites of the year. >> i don't know if raphy is going to get that. >> you have to read it and remember that you're looking at the illustrations and you fall
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into the illustrations then have to remind yourself that you have to read the text. love the book. >> a lot of books about supreme court justices over the year. this is a very unique take on justice ginsburg. >> notorious rbg, which is an amazing tumblr. this is a book, this blog was created in 2013. this is a great biography of notorious rbg, a brooklyn girl who went to james madison high school, class of 1950. her nickname was kiki, given to her by her older sister. you get everything about those bigraphic call details as well as everything about her political views, her marriage. she had the most loving marriage with this man marty ginsburg, who died. her friendship with antonin scalia. also, nitty-gritty details about how she works in the supreme court. you do not want to be one of her
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clerks writing a draft of one of her decisions. they edit them over and over and over again. it's just wonderful to read about how she uses her pencil on people's drafts. >> some access they got to her. >> all of the decisions should be written in plain enough english that anyone can understand them. >> which is not always the case. >> also, a visually exciting book. great illustrations. >> this next book, i wish you'd brought in last week. but it's all good. it's about the salem witch trials, which are still fascinating people so many years later. >> exactly. this is "the witches" by stacy schi schitt. it takes us back to this town of 90 families. it begins with two teenage girls who feel invisible agents at work. all of the sudden we're shading very much from the physical to the diabolical. these are people for whom the word bedeviled was literal.
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so what she evokes is what she calls a celestial drama that plays out over many months in 1692 and has long ramifications. she exalts in the details of this time, re-creating the people, the trials, the astounding things that are supposedly happening. it reminded me very much of the abuse trials of the 1980s where you read about the mcmartin case and all the insane things that were happening. but she has a wonderful voice. as i said, she exalts in the details. it's a great narrative. you get a full picture of life in salem at that time. >> last title borrows a little from the mta. >> exactly. this is patty smith, her sequel to "just kids." a memoir of her time in the '60s and '70s. it's called "m train." it's not about the m train. memory train is what it's about. she goes around the world, sort
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of caressing these objecteds s that mean a lot to her. everything strikes a memory for her. she sits in a coffee shop in the village, writing her memories. this is a kind of phantasmagorical dreamscape, beautifully etched chapters. you feel like you're inside this creative mind. because of these objects she writes the narrative around, it's very grounded. it's a grounded dreamscape. utterly enthralling and magical and mysterious. you're not quite sure exactly what's going on at any one time. but it's an eve kags of her love for her late husband too. just a beautiful book. >> what a time to be in new york. hanging out with maple ford. different town. all right, bill. thank you. >> fascinating stuff. >> give me that book. >> no, no. >> if you have a question for bill, e-mail him at billsbooks@nbcuni.com. you can also find a list of his recommended books this week on
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our website, nbcnewyork.com. up next at 8:00, a check of the forecast, plus our top stories. >> including this. >> reporter: a crime scene unit now on scene of this horrific halloween day accident that killed three. we'll have the latest coming up. i'm chris bosh. when i was sidelined with blood clots in my lung, it was serious. fortunately, my doctor had a game plan. treatment with xarelto . hey guys! hey, finally, somebody i can look up to... ...besides arnie. xarelto is proven to treat and help reduce the risk of dvt and pe blood clots. xarelto is also proven to reduce the risk of stroke in people with afib, not caused by a heart valve problem.
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must-win matchup after a heartbreaking loss at citi field. and they're off. the first wave of marathoners have hit the streets. we're live as the 45th annual new york city marathon gets under way. and good sunday morning to you. welcome to "today in new york." i'm pat battle. >> i'm gus rosendale. whether you run in the marathon or not, you get sucked into it. >> i watched it last year. i couldn't believe it. i was really riveted. it was something. is she going to make it, surge past? it's very exciting. >> and the weather always a big part of that. raphael is keeping an eye on that. >> good morning. there's going to be some extra sweating out there. temperatures on the rise already. into the 50s. 58 degrees right now. it is mild for the marathon. a few showers around as well. we're tracking those for you. it will stay mostly dry for the marathon and your sunday. we have a warming trend starting today that will last throughout much of this week. you can see showers moving through westchester county into fairfield county. dry in new york city as the
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marathon is getting under way. we have some more showers off to the west. these are probably going to graze areas south and west of new york city. again, hoping to keep it dry for all the runners. up to 58 right now. certainly not as chilly as it was yesterday at this time. back to 62 by lunchtime. it's a mild mix of sunshine and clouds. overall, you want to spend some time outside. it's going to be a great day. mild with lots of sun by the afternoon. a high temperature of 66 degrees. no jackets needed later on this afternoon. we'll take a look at the seven-day forecast and temperatures in the 70s coming up in just a few. pat, over to you. >> thank you, raf phael. new this morning, we're learning more about the victims of that tragic accident on halloween night. >> two adults and a 10-year-old girl were killed when a car plowed into a group of trick-or-treaters. >> checkey beckford joins us with more. >> reporter: morris park avenue was filled with kids and their families out trick-or-treating
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a car plowed into a group of people, killing three people. this morning we know the name of the youngest victim killed, 10-year-old niana aquil. 65-year-old luis perez also died with along with 24-year-old christian laka. three others were also hurt, but they're expected to survive. witnesses describe just a horrific scene as the car went airborne here at the ce ner of morris park and bogart avenues. one woman says she was just a few feet ahead of the victims but rushed back to help one of the youngest victims. >> when she finally came to, i'm like, stay still, don't move. i'm just yelling at everyone, call 911. >> reporter: and the 52-year-old driver was also hurt, taken to jacobi hospital last night. police say he is expected to be okay.
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an investigation into this accident continues this morning. we're live in the morris park section. checkey beckford, "today in new york." >> thank you very much. new this morning, we're also following two halloween night shootings. the first was on 144th avenue. a 19-year-old and another man were shot. the 19-year-old passed away. meantime in williamsburg, a fight led to a shooting on 3rd street. last check, no arrests have been made in eat of these cases. also new this morning, a far rockaway couple facing charges, accused of beating up a clerk while they were trick-or-treating with children in tow. investigators say they were stealing cookies from an inwood delly after they got into an argument over what the clerk was giving out as a halloween treat. when the clerk tried to make them leave, they allegedly started punching him. they've been charged with robbery and child endangerment.
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this morning, russian indivestigators are expected to join the investigation into the crash of the russian airliner. russia's transport minister is disputing claims an islamist extremist brought down the plane. 224 people on board that plane were killed, including 25 children. in somalia, a militant group is holding hostages inside a hotel. the islamist extremist group attacked the hotel at daybreak. at least nine people are dead. the hostel is often frequented by somali government officials. the u.s. navy may have found the wreckage from a cargo ship that disappeared during hurricane joaquin. a deep ocean vehicle will be used to confirm whether or not the wreckage is, in fact, that of the el faro. sonar found what could be the missing ship in 15,000 feet of water yesterday. it was traveling from florida to
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puerto rico when it disappeared near the bahamas on the 1st of october. there were 33 crew members on board. to the world series now. the blue and orange, it was going well when i went to bed. turned out to be a tough night for the mets and their fans. >> the kansas city royals pushed them to the brink and then took them over the brink. game four win at citi field. >> mets took a 3-2 lead into the eighth with two on. a ground ball trickled under daniel murphy's glove, allowing the tying run to score. on the very next pitch, they got a base hit to right. that gave kansas city the first lead of the night. the royals stunned the mets winning that game four 5-3. >> it hurts because we lost. i mean, there's no other way to describe it. it hurts to feel like you've got a direct hand in a ball game that you put yourself in position to win. >> there was dozens of things we could have done better in this game, to win this game.
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been playing, the way he's, you know, put this offense on his back at times, daniel murphy did not lose this game. we lost this game as a team. >> there's still magic in the air. we're going to come back. i promise you, we're going to come back. it's a long series. >> yeah, brooke wright showing is real sportsman shim there. >> everybody up until -- hero one day, goat the next. but he's been playing excellent baseball. everyone has a bad moment. >> game tonight in flushing. the royals have the lead in the series 3-1. happening now, the wheelchair wave of the new york city marathon is about to get you should way under way. >> sheldon dutes is there with thousands of others. they do this in waves. a lot of people don't realize that. the marathon starts and runs in waves. >> reporter: yes, pat, that's true. the wheelchair division starts at 8:30 this morning. after that, the women will start
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a little after 9:00. then there will be continual waves from 10:00 until the 11:00 hour. right now there's been a steady stream of people coming here to the base of the verrazano bridge. this is where all of the runners are going to start the race. their journey through all five boroughs of the city. all morning long we've talked to people and their inspirational stories and why they decided to run. our guest this hour is the first person to win an olympic medal after having an organ transplant. his name is chris. he's a snowboarder. he's going to talk to us about his journey. chris, congratulations. good morning. how are you doing? >> great. >> reporter: how are you feeling about the race today? >> a little nervous, but i feel good. >> reporter: and talk to me about your training. you're an athlete. >> i am. i've been snowboarding all my life. got to represent our country in three winter games. happy to be here. it was an amazing ride. >> reporter: talk to me more
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about the foundation you're running on behalf of today and the importance of organ donation. >> sheldon, i had a life-saving liver transplant after six years on a waiting list. like i said, happy to be here. you know, for me, it's all about celebrating life today and second chances but also advocating organ and tissue donation awareness. we started a foundation 13 years ago to advocate organ tissue donation and help those touched by transplantation. just so grateful to be here. there's about 10,000 new yorkers today waiting for solid organ transplants. we got a little work to do on the donor registry here in new york. that's why i'm here, to help spread the message and show people what's possible after a transplant. >> reporter: so hopefully when folks see you along the course today, they'll go sign up to be a donor. talk to me about what the training was like. you're used to snowboarding and doing more of the cross training type stuff. talk to me about what it was like training for this marathon. >> exactly. i'm a snowboarder, not a runner. this is a little different for me.
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i do live at 8,000 feet. that's a little bit of an advantage. i do a lot of mountain biking and cycling at home. this is a little different. this is my first marathon. i'm excited for the challenge. i had a great little program that kind of ran three days a week and went from two or three miles in the spring and early summer up to 20 miles a few weeks ago. i'm saving it all for today. >> reporter: excellent. so many runners, the new york city marathon is at the top of their list. what are your expectations and whchat are you looking forward to on the course today? >> well, you know, my big goal is just to experience it. we had a team doing it with our foundation, representing our foundation the last couple years. i said, you know, that's a bucket list item. i've always wanted to do that. i've never run a marathon. first and foremost, i want to experience it, have fun, run the whole thing. if all goes as planned, somewhere in the 3:45 to 4 range. >> reporter: excellent. and what part of the city are
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today? >> my wife wrote on my hand all her. so i'm not as familiar with all the neighborhoods. i had to take only notes there. i'm excited to see my friends and family out there, certainly running across the verrazano to start i think will be one of the highlights. i hear the music and the party and the scene through brooklyn is amazing. then entering the park, when i know i'm sort of a horse going back to the barn. i think that'll be a highlight too. >> reporter: everyone saying central park and brooklyn. chris, good luck to you. thank you so much for taking the time to talk to us. just another reminder, the wheelchair division starts at 8:30 this morning. the women will start a little after 9:00. then there will be continual waves after that. for anyone who's watching at home who lives in the south bronx and harlem, that's the stretch of the race where the runners are going to need the cheering. that's the hard stretch, the last six miles or so of the race before they enter into central park. back to you in the studio.
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>> all right, sheldon. it's true. every runner who participates as their own story. >> sure do. sara miller, a producer at the "today" show, is running for her dad. i believe there are a couple others. >> a bunch of folks. >> you're right. everybody has a story. we cheer them all. >> and once those runners take off from that staten island start line, where sheldon is, they're going to pass through the five boroughs, end in central park. if you're getting around town today, you're going to deal with road and bridge closures. before you head out today, be sure to check in with nbcnewyork.com and our news 4 app. we'll be updating those as the hours progress. >> as sheldon said, it's a nice day. go out and cheer them on. those last six difficult miles through the bronx and harlem. coming up after the break, we'll have an i-team update for you. a look at the upgrades made by new york city schools two years after the death of an autistic student prompted those changes. and we are tracking some light rain around the tri-state this morning. what does that mean for the
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well, who can forget these images. a 14-year-old boy with autism running out of his school building through an unlocked side door. he vanished back in october of 2013. his body found in the water three months later. well, since then, the city council passed a law bearing that teenager's name, and it
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requires door alarms at almost every new york city school by the end of the year. >> this week news had got 4 got a look at the last installations being made. pei-sze chang has this i-team update. >> reporter: workers put the finishing touches on the last door alarms installed at new york city schools. these alarms mandated because of avonte's law, the legislation named after a boy who ran from his queens school and changed school security forever. >> it was intense. they haven't had a day off. i mean, we were focused on make making the deadlines. >> reporter: jimmy owns maximum security corporation. his queens company won a $5.5 million contract to install alarms in more than 1400 new york city schools. >> i've seen kids walk towards the door and actually see the sign and turn around and use a different exit, which is -- that's what we want. >> reporter: avonte was
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nonverbal and autistic. he ran out of his school's back door. nobody noticed. his remains were found three months later. the i-team suppose to his mother three years on the anniversary of his disappearance. >> that they learn that children do matter and they have to put, enforce some kind of rulings so this never happens again. >> reporter: this councilman pushed for avonte's law. according to his office in 2014, there were seven other kids who walked out of their schools, including a 6-year-old with a brain tumor who left his brooklyn elementary school alone and a 4-year-old pre-k student who walked out of student without her coat. in a statement, the d.o.e. said in partnership with the city council, we surveyed every school building and are pleased that the process of installing door alarms in virtually every school building will be completed months before the end of year deadline. >> if the change is not made, it's going to happen again. >> reporter: the d.o.e. says that school staff and safety agents are being trained on how
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to properly respond to those door alarms going off. they're also receiving extra training in supporting special needs students. in the news room, pei-sze chang, news 4 new york. the first of november, and we are staring down almost 60 degrees. >> and 70s on the way. above average. that's been the trend over the past few months, ever since the middle of summer. so cold weather lovers are not thrilled with my forecast. i've been hearing that on social media a lot. i hear your complaints. don't worry. there's plenty of winter to get through. just enjoy it while you can right now. temperatures are in the 60s. it's okay. we'll get through it. 58 degrees outside right now. getting a little milder hour by hour. kind of warm for the runners. we are tracking some rain. your marathon forecast shows temperatures did start out in the mid-50s. they're back into the 60s by the end of the race. winds are light today. not a major factor. winds out of the southwest only 5 to 10 miles per hour. lots of cloud cover to keep the
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that's also good news. you can see on storm tracker, very light showers in the hudson valley. starting to see the rain fall apart in the tri-state. that's encouraging. maybe you'll need the umbrella with a quick spritz moving on through. baseball forecast for the world series game five tonight, let's do it. partly cloudy and comfortable, 61 degrees. great weather for the game. a light jacket is all you need. it's going to be another mild night under partly cloudy skies. and we will get better results, hopefully. right now we're dealing with the cloud cover. by lunchtime or brunch time today, the sunshine makes a comeback. you'll notice the skies is brightening into the afternoon and the rain threat greatly diminishing. around 4:00 today, beautiful sunny skies all around the region. it's quiet through the evening, quiet into tomorrow morning. monday, 7:00 a.m. for your morning commute, no weather problems here. it will not get in the way as you're heading to work. it also won't impede you as you're heading home.
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it gets dark early though. 4:53 sunset time tonight. fall foliage map. peak colors are north and west of new york city into rockland county, duchess county. that's where you want to go if you're doing leaf peeping today. today is going to be one of the best days to do it. sunshine and blue skies for the afternoon. around the city, high color but not peak just yet. and down the jersey shore, ocean county, you still have moderate color. heading north to new england, basically the season is over. 66 for your high for today. about 10 degrees warmer than yesterday. you're going to feel it. 53 overnight tonight. ahead. the seven-day forecast shows that warming trends all week 65 tomorrow. back to the upper 60s to low 70s by wednesday and thursday. a slight chance of a shower as we head towards friday. you want to stay up to date with the changes and the warm weather with the news 4 new york app. tap the news 4 logo there in the the weather tab. you can see the latest
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forecasts, use our interactive radar, and learn how to submit your own weather video. pat and gus, over to you. >> thank you, raphael. coming up after the break, new video of the large-scale effort to free a humpback whale from a fishing line off the coast of california.
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we're back with football this morning. both the giants and jets will hit the gridiron today. the g-men are playing the saints in new orleans while gang green is in oakland taking on the
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fans across the nation got in the halloween spirit. many wore costumes to the games. some of them include katy perry's left shark and gumby, among many, many others. well, the miami hurricanes needed a miracle play to come from behind and beat the duke blue devils. >> and you just got to watch. that's what happened. take a look. duke had a three-point lead. keep that in mind. just six seconds to go. miami gets the kickoff. then -- well, this might remind you of football at your house on thanksgiving day. okay. this is the nfl, folks, and you got -- they counted them, about eight laterals. they're dancing. okay. they get possession. he runs it. you got to let this play out for a little bit here. again, this is all taking place in the last six seconds of the game. the issue is, and it's coming up here. there's a flag on the play on
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flag on the play, but he keeps running it. run, run, run. you know their just sitting there, how is this happening? they get it. the refs rule the touchdown stands despite that block. the hurricanes beat the blue devils 30-27. people a little bit shocked. they're calling that a miracle finish. >> indeed. the ball was all over the place. >> middle school football. anyway, we got more sports news. you love horses. you love this horse in particular. >> i do indeed. triple crown champion american pharoah has ended his career on a high note. he won the $5 million breeders' cup classic yesterday. he ran 1 1/4 miles in a track record. american pharoah won 9 of his 11 career starts, including the
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>> ends on a high note. also this morning, a humpback whale that was stuck in a fishing line in southern california is now swimming free. it took rescuers two days to remove about 100 feet of line that was entangled in the whale's mouth. that humpback is estimated to be between 40 and 50 feet long. marine biologists say the animal appeared to be healthy, swam away, and is doing well. >> always love to see those rescue stories. if you have a minute, go online and look at the one on youtube with the whale that was rescued. just some folks out in a boat and took time to cut this net off the whale. to thank them, i believe he was thanking them, the whale breached about 15 times just in sheer happiness around their boat. it was good. it's good stuff. trust me. >> let's see if the seven-day forecast holds good stuff. that's coming up next.
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politician. party on, people. blinds to go's 60th anniversary sale is back... plus 1! celebrate when you buy one get one at half price off the entire store. blinds. shades. sunscreens. the entire store! 'cause the older we get, the more you save. that's just how we roll. blinds to go. blinds for life. the first waves of the marathon getting under way right now. >> raphael is here. >> it is dry. temperatures approaching 60 degrees already. lots of cloud cover and winds are light. overall, a decent but mild run for the marathon goers. you can see in the seven-day forecast, we're headed back to the mid-60s later on today. you'll see more sunshine as the race is winding down. through the afternoon, it becomes mostly sunny. it's a nice day. get outside. overnight tonight, 53 for your low. tomorrow, dry with a high of 65.
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