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now on "today in new york," new information about the victims in a halloween tragedy that killed three people, inud collude -- including a 10-year-old girl. plus, the latest on a russian airliner that crashed into the desert in egypt. and hopes the amazings can make a comeback after a heartbreaking loss at citi field. "today in new york" starts now. it's the sigh heard round the world.
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>> we sure are. good morning to you. welcome to "today in new york" at 10:00. glad you could join us. i'm pat battle. >> i'm gus rosendale. we'll get to the sighs and the hopes still alive. but right now we want t get to the forecast. the marathon is under way. how is it looking? >> still dry. good morning. also kind of mild for the runners. temperatures already approaching 60 degrees. that's warmer than they would like it. it is dry. you can see on the weather headlines, only a few showers around this morning. the marathon and the rest of your day should be mostly dry. we have warmer weather working in towards the rest of the week. here's a live look at storm tracker. not a lot of rain going on now. showers off to the south across ocean county. again, everything this morning is very light in nature. most of the rain should be moving away as we head over the next couple of hours. temperatures are in the upper 50s already. not nearly as chilly as it was yesterday. 59 degrees, loads of clouds. the clouds fade away as the day goes on. it's going to turn into a delightful day. 66 for your high temperature.
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clearing by the evening hours. sunset tonight, by the way, 4:53. big change from yesterday. all right. we'll look at the seven-day forecast coming up in a few. >> thank you, raphael. there's new information this morning about a halloween crash that killed three people, including a 10-year-old girl. >> turns out one of the men who also died in that tragic accident is this morning being credited with saving his granddaughter's life. checke checkey beckford joins us live from the bronx. >> reporter: what a heartbreaking tragedy to lose not only a daughter but a grandfather in all of this. this morning we spoke to the mother of that 10-year-old girl killed. she says she could have lost another child had it not been for the grandfather who pushed that other granddaughter out of the way to safety. but sadly, lewis perez, seen here, and 10-year-old niyana were both killed. another picture shows her with her mother, wearing the costume she had on last night.
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grandfather and two sisters, were trick-or-treating on morris park avenue around 5:00 p.m. when police say a car jumped the curb and slammed into them. another pedestrian, 24-year-old christian laka, was also killed. perez says her dad, a vietnam vet, awarded the purple heart for his service, lived for his granddaughters, taking them to and from school, making sure they were well cared for. a school aid at ps-83 sobbed as she described the loving family. >> what a beautiful little girl. and the grandfather, what a devoted grandfather. he was -- he watched those girls while the mom went to work. he -- i can't even describe what a nice man he -- always, thank you for taking care of my
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granddaughters. >> reporter: just about an hour ago, this is video, by the way, of car being removed just about an hour ago. it remained lodged on top of a brick fence overnight. police believe it struck another car before jumping the curb and going airborne into that crowd. back out here live, the girl's mother says her 3-year-old has a nonlife threatening neck injury while the other girl, thanks to her grandfather, was not hurt in all of this. police say they're still investigating this tragic accident. >> thank you. beautiful family in mourning up there tonight. new this morning, we're following two halloween night shootings. the first was on 144th avenue in the rosedale area of queens. a 19-year-old and another man were shot. the 19-year-old died. in williamsburg, a fight led to a shooting on south 3rd street. two men shot there. in stable condition. at this point, no arrests have been made in either of these
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also new this morning, a far rockaway couple facing charges, accused of beating up a clerk while trick-or-treating with children. investigators say they started stealing cookies from a deli in inwood after they got into the argument with a clerk over what the clerk was giving out as a halloween treat. when the clerk tried to make them leave, they started punching him. they were eventually arrested and charged with robbery and child endangerment. a rutgers student is now behind bars this morning. he's accused of stabbing two people in a dorm. police say 18-year-old daniel landry got into a fight and attacked the victims friday night. they were rushed to the hospital and are expected to survive. he is now facing several charges, including attempted murder. right now we're waiting for details about a deadly shootout at winston salem state university in north carolina. two students were shot on campus early this morning. one student is dead and the other is in the hospital. the campus was put on lockdown while police searched for the gunman.
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the gunman has still not been found. investigators in colorado still piecing together the mote i have behind a shooting spree on the streets of a quiet neighborhood there. a man shot and killed three people in colorado springs before he was shot to death in a gun battle with police. several other people were wounded, but no word on their conditions yet this morning. the gunman's name hasn't been released. >> this morning, russian investigators are expected to join the investigation into the crash of a russian airliner in egypt. it crashed 23 minutes after taking off from a tourist resort yesterday. russia's transport minister is disputing claims an islamist extremist group shot down the plane. 224 people were killed, including 25 children. in somalia, security forces say a militant group that held hostages inside a hotel, members of that group have been killed. the islamic extremist group al shabaab attacked that hotel at
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a suicide car bomber detonated a car bomb just before they opened fire. the time is 10:06. "meet the press" is coming up at 10:30. chuck todd is live in washington with a preview. >> good morning, gus. >> marco rubio getting credit for a very strong performance at the debate this week. does this get him some traction going forward? >> well, it could. he got a big -- he got the endorsement of a major billionaire donor. a man by the name of paul singer, who was basically debating whether to support jeb bush, marco rubio, or somebody else. that's what's going on here. whether rubio gets momentum now in the polls, i think, is a bit premature. but what the debate may have clarified is his ability to attract some of the big donors that jeb bush is trying to attract. they're both competing for the same group of supporters on that front. that's what i think we're watching in the next couple weeks. this is why the jeb bush
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>> and what is the bush campaign saying to supporters as we look toward the primaries? >> well, look, you'll see in the sit-down i have with him, he's trying to send the message of, a, he gets it, he knows his campaign hasn't gone as well as he'd hoped. he's doing a big reset tomorrow, gus. he's essentially reannouncing. he talks a lot about a speech he wants to give tomorrow. they've got a new slogan called jeb can fix it. it's about trying to position him as the problem solver of the field. obviously that slogan is being used by a lot of reporters to ask if the it is about the country or his own campaign. >> over on capitol hill, paul ryan says he's -- talking about resetting things, going to change the partisan climate there. that's not going to happen, is it? >> well, it depends on what he tries to do. if he tries to lead with some controversial issues, i think he won't be able to do it. it'll be interesting. i'll be curious of other people's take aways. in the interview i had with him,
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to clean up the sort of operations of the house and pull back on some big issues for a while. almost try to keep the house republicans out of the news in 2016, get their house in order literally and figuratively. and then maybe by 2017 they're ready to start talking issues. but he seems to be a little concerned about fixing the internal problems of the place before talking big ideas. >> all right, chuck. we'll see you in a little bit. thanks for the preview. >> you got it, gus. >> stick around for "meet the press" with chuck todd at 10:30. now to the world series and the oh-so-difficult night for mets and fans alike. >> the kansas city royals pushed them to the brink in game four at citi field. mets took a 3-2 lead into the eighth. with two on, and this is the one that's hard to watch. we love murph, but that ball just trickled right under his glove. that allowed the tying run to score.
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the next pitch, a base hit to right. that gave kansas city their first lead of the night. the royals stunned the mets and a lot of new yorkers. they won the game, 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. the way that daniel murphy has been playing, the way he's, you know, put this offense on his back at times, you know, daniel murphy did not lose this game. we lost this game as a team. >> 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. >> i like what ken said there. we can come back. the royals now lead the series 3-1. game five tonight in flushing. waves of new york city marathon runners still taking off from staten island at this hour. >> sheldon dutes is at ft. wadsworth. >> reporter: thousands of
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runners are already on their way right now. other runners that are waiting to participate in this race will leave here in waves throughout the morning. more than 50,000 people are participating in this year's new york city marathon. hours before the race, they gathered at the base of the verrazano bridge. each of them has an incredible story that inspired them to train for months. >> i'm running for grassroots soccer, which helps the youth in zimbabwe zimbabwe. >> i'm taking it a notch above. every mile marker, i'm going to do burpees. >> reporter: the journey starts here on staten island, continues through all five boroughs, and ends in central park. on staten island, sheldon dutes, "today in new york." >> some 50,000 participants will pass through the five boroughs. this, of course, means dozens of road and bridge closures. before you head out today, be sure to check nbcnewyork.com or our nbc news 4 app for a complete l otist.
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day goes on. still to come on "today in new york" on this sunday morning, deadly flooding across texas. a closer look at the severe system and where it's headed next. plus, we all know college can be expensive, but what do you do when you're getting double billed on your student loan? better get baquero. and we're tracking showers off to the east. temperatures are mild as well. will it be a mild week as we head back to work? we'll look at your seven-day forecast and let you know coming
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live look at citi field there where hopes alive for a win tonight with the mets. 59 degrees as we move along here this morning. as we talk about the weather, storms and flooding in texas have killed five people. this morning that severe weather is headed east. the tornadoes and rain began in south-central texas flid riday, causing rivers to overflow their banks.
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day in austin, setting a record. that's where 67-year-old inez garza and her husband frank tried to escape the swift water, but inez did not make it. her body was found yesterday. >> he was telling my grandma to hold on to something, you know, to make sure her head is above water and to just grab on to anything possible. she was telling him, i can't swim, i can't swim. >> and the story is not over. while the rivers are starting to rise in some parts of texas, they are left with a very serious muddy mess. the story has many more chapters to come here. >> indeed. the u.s. navy may have found the wreckage of a cargo ship that disappeared during hurricane joaquin. a deep ocean vessel will be used to confirm if the wreckage is, in fact, that of the elfaro. sonar found what could be that missing ship in 15,000 feet of water yesterday. it disappeared near the bahamas on the 1st of october. 33 crew members were on board, including 29 americans.
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raphael miranda joins us now with a look at the weather. we talk about some of that storm system moving east. is that going to create a situation for us? >> that's the rain we're seeing now. that's part of a frontal system moving on through. it's obviously significantly weaker now, as we hardly have any rain out there. then high pressure builds back in for much of the upcoming week. quieter conditions around here as well as around much of the country. good weather news there. getting through the cloudiness right now, clouds and temperatures in the upper 50s to low 60s as we head into the afternoon. if you had a shower, you were unlucky. most of us did stay dry through the morning hours. 59 degrees now in central park. we can see the clearing skies now approaching the hudson valley. that's a good sign of things to come. more sunshine on the way in poughkeepsie over the next couple hours. the cloudiness will linger longer for new york city and especially long island, jersey shore. it's going to take a while for skies to brighten as you head out east. 59 right now in jersey city.
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it's 56 for you in tribeca. 46 in month icello. back to the 60s in long branch. westhampton at 62 degrees. we got to cheer pat and gus up tonight with the world series game five. partly cloudy, 61 degrees. comfortable weather for watching the game. just need a light jacket if field. game starts around 8:00. how much have temperatures changed over the past 24 hours? it's about 10 to 15 degrees warmer than this time yesterday. here's a look at future tracker. heading towards lunchtime, quiet conditions. sunshine and clouds. if you want to go outside, you do not need the umbrella today. 4:00 p.m., you can see skies begin to brighten. clearing skies. that's the trend through the afternoon. even if it's cloudy right now, expecting mostly sunny conditions as we close out the day. as we head back to work monday, 7:00 a.m., we've got a nice quiet commute. sunshine and clouds through the morning and afternoon. umbrella free again on your monday. maybe you'll enjoy the beautiful
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weather by checking out the fall foliage. peak conditions now in the hudson valley, duchess county, northern westchester county. where you see the pink stripe here, that's your peak color. in the city, high color. give it one more week. down the jersey shore, moderate color for you. 66 for your high for today. it is much milder than yesterday by about 10ing did degrees. 53 overnight tonight. partly cloudy. a mild night ahead. temperatures continue bovr average. they stay that way over the next few days. 65 as we head back to work tomorrow. a beautiful stretch of quite, mild weather on wednesday. near 70 by thursday. a slight chance of showers on friday. you want to stay up to date with the news 4 new york app, tap the news 4 logo in the corner. scroll down, select the weather tab. you can see the latest forecast, interactive radar, and learn how to submit your own weather video. the app is available in the app store right now. well, it's widely known that a college education can be very
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student loans help ease the burden, but then it's time to pay up. >> a staten island family began making their payments and got double billed. better get baquero for help. here's lynda. >> reporter: michael robins is a proud dad. his daughter katelyn will soon graduate college with a degree in fashion design. he helped put much of the tuition bill until recently when his health took a turn in the form of als. >> i took out loans in my name for the first couple years. then she applied under her name. >> reporter: michael is now paying off his $54,000 parent loan, but noticed an issue on his june bank statement. >> a couple days later, we see that they took 2251 out of my checking account then my savings account. >> reporter: so he contacted the company managing the loan. >> they told me, okay, we realize the mistake. we're going to work. it'll take three to five weeks before you see your money. >> reporter: he waited five weeks.
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when the money wasn't returned to his account, he called again. >> you'll see why r money within two weeks. are you sure? yes. two weeks. we wait two weeks. i don't see anything. >> reporter: two weeks later, he calls, and now he says he's told it'll be an additional four to six weeks. that's when he called news 4 for help. >> i'm not rich. i'm disabled. i can't work. every little dime i need for my bills, my doctors. i would like my $2300 back. that's all i want. i need the money. >> reporter: well, we reached out to ask them to investigate michael's case. just a few days later, problem solved. after being promised a refund for months, it seems the matter was finally straightened out, and michael received a refund check of $2,251. in the newsroom, lynda baquero, news 4 new york. >> if you're having a problem
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e-mail bettergetbaquero@nbcnewyork.com or call our consumer investigative unit. and still to come on this sunday morning, the dramatic rescue of a humpback whale tangled in fishing line off the coast of california. you're watching "today in new york." it'll be here before you know it. hello, halloween. it's the one night when everybody dresses up. and that includes dinner. unleash the power of dough. give it a pop. it's always worth
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well, the miami hurricanes needed a miracle play to come from behind to beat the duke blue devils in college football. >> and miracles happen. keep that in mind, mets fans. miracles happen. here's what happened. you've got to watch your screen to see this one. duke had a three-point lead. they had just six seconds to go. you feel pretty comfortable there. miami gets the kickoff. this turned into street football. this is like something we would have played growing up. so miami kept dishing the ball
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off one lateral after another. if you're counting at home, we get up to -- where are we, six? they got up to eight. seven and there's one more. there's your eight. all right. so they go to run it. now, if you watch carefully, there is a block. that gets a flag. but they keep possession, keep running all the way down the field. touchdown. obviously the play was flagged. lengthy review pcero by the refs. th were looking into is. they can't believehat'sppen duke can't believe what happened. eventually the refs ruled, despite the flag, the touchdown stands. so the hurricanes beat the blue devils 30-27. somewhere if someone made a bet, they can't believe they won that. >> you got that right. talking about that one for a long time. well, triple crown champion american pharoah has ended his career on a high note.
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million breeders' cup classic yesterday, running a mile and a quarter in little more than two minutes. that was a track record. go, pharoah. he won 9 of his 11 career starts, including the first triple crown in 37 years. boy, did we celebrate that this spring. also this morning, good news here. a humpback whale that was tangled in fishing line near southern california is now swimming free. a team from sea world and some san diego lifeguards assisted the whale. it took rescuers two days. that humpback estimated to be between 40 and 50 feet long. marine biologists say the animal does appear to be healthy and doing okay. >> something about them knowing you're trying to help them. he could have easily, you know, tried to get out of dodge. we're coming right back with a final check of the forecast.
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you might like the middle of the week if you're not willing to give up on the warm weather just yet. >> it's good for the utility bills this time of year. don't have to crank up the heat so much. temperatures are going to be above average. it'll be cold soon enough. don't worry. temperatures are between 65 and 70 throughout much of the upcoming week. more sunshine as the day goes on today. i know it's still mostly cloudy outside right now. the afternoon will be a nice one. 66 for your high. again, comfy weather right throughout the week. no real chance of rain until friday. that looks like a light shower maybe friday night into saturday. then next weekend looks to be a little cooler but still above average. temperatures in the mid-60s. quite a stretch of dry, california-like weather. >> yes, loving it. raphael, thank you very much. thank you for spending your sunday morning with us. we'll see you back here next saturday morning beginning at 6:00 a.m. >> "meet the press" is next. thank you for having us in for news. go, mets.
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