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too harsh. coming up on 5:00 a.m. if you're about to head out the door, take us with you. >> keep watching "today in new york" by downloading the news 4 new york app on your mobile device. our next hour starts right now. a sudden attack. what we know this morning about an attack on an ems worker who was ambushed in brooklyn. >> plus, shocking video. an mta bus hits a woman and keeps going. this morning the driver is set to go before a judge. and it is a growing problem. new information now about the e. coli outbreak linked to some chipotle restaurants. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everybody. 5:00 a.m. on this warm wednesday, november 4th. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm darlene rodriguez. chris cimino here with the forecast. it's a good one. >> another bright day, above normal temperatures once again heading our way. city still holding on to some of the heat we enjoyed yesterday. we're now in the 50s. it drops off to the 40s in the
some 30s showing up. 38 in poughkeepsie. it's again a chilly start in a lot of those distant suburbs north and west. it's a day that will feature nothing but blue sky and sunshine and warming temperatures. 67 by noon. forecasting a high of 71. let's get the latest on the commute a little after 5:00 a.m. here's lauren. >> good news. the bqe has finally reopened. we're going to take a live look outside at the eastbound lanes that were shut down for a while. we had this garbage truck fire out there. they got that off the roadway. you can see things moving along again. we still have construction in that area. it still will be a slow ride, but the heavy delays should ease out. we'll also take a look at the grand central parkway. here's what it looks like by laguardia. smooth sailing. overall the roads are in great shape. we had some delays on the cross bronx expressway. that construction cleared. things are looking good now for your morning commute. >> lauren, thank you. right now, police in brooklyn are hunting for the person who attacked an ems worker.
very disturbing, tracie. the descriptions of the attacker and how this all unfolded. >> reporter: a lot of strange elements to this story. we will start with an update. police told me over the phone that the victim has been transferred to methodist hospital. heal was originally taken to kings county hospital after the attack here. concern is growing this morning as to whether or not he was targeted here on eastern parkway. this as we're hearing the frightening moment he radioed in his own call for help. >> i've been stabbed. >> reporter: that's the call he made around 8:30 last night. the victim is a worker for hatzolah, a group of volunteer emergency responders that serve predominantly jewish communities. he actually had his radio on him as he was walking on eastern parkway all by himself. authorities swarmed the area after that man reported feeling pain in his upper right shoulder. he suffered a two to three-inch
attacked him and then took off, heading eastbound on eastern parkway. so far, police are not calling this a hate crime, but those who saw the aftermath of the attack last night aren't so sure. >> i'm actually from israel. i was born there. with what's going on in the world, it's scary. walking on the street, and somebody gets stabbed. >> reporter: so far, a weapon has not been recovered in this attack. police did search for it last night. they also searched for the suspect, who was last seen wearing black jogging pants, a black hooded sweatshirt, and a hockey mask, almost like jason from "friday the 13th." attack. no items were taken. the borough president will be holding a meeting this afternoon with jewish community leaders. >> disturbing development. tracie, thank you so much. 5:03. police are trying to figure out why a man slashed two other men
police carried out evidence bags from the ralph avenue subway station. investigators say a 29-year-old man used a box cutter similar to this one to slash two men on the head while on the c train. the unprovoked attack does have some subway riders worried. >> when i see things like that, it's not really safe. they should have more police officers. >> one of the victims is out of the hospital. the sister of the other victim updated everyone online saying he was in stable condition. as for the suspect, he's also in the hospital being evaluated. happening today, the sheldon silver corruption trial continues with testimony from a lawyer who had the former assembly speaker on the payroll. silver's accused of accepting nearly $4 million in payoffs and kickbacks and disguising those payments as legal fees. harry white is expected back on the stand today. he says he hired silver to
attract business and not to work on cases. it is 5:04 right now. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. heading over to chris cimino. good morning. >> good morning. on a roll. we continue, nice weather again today with nothing but sunshine and blue sky. starting out a little chilly in some of the suburbs. another brilliant day. suburbs, again 30s and 40s this morning. not much in the way of frost as compared to yesterday morning. then highs back around 70 this afternoon. a little cooler at the coast with a bit of a southeast breeze. barely a cloud in the sky throughout the day. the city is the warm spot at 57 degrees. chillier in the burbs. there's the sun throughout the day. by 3:00, should reach 71. the rest of the seven-day forecast, including the weekend, just ahead. she's wearing her ranger blue. another great game last night. >> very excited for another win. and you should be excited. not too many detours on the buses today. the m-5 and q-65 are detoured. as far as the trains go, overnight track work should be
you need to move your car today. and we'll have your next weather and traffic update on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you. today an mta bus driver will go before a judge. he's facing charges for hitting and killing a 70-year-old woman in brooklyn. news 4 has obtained video that shows exactly what happened. katherine creag is in downtown brooklyn with more. >> reporter: good morning to you, darlene. we were there, as you know, out at that scene of that fatal hit-and-run. friends of the victim and witnesses in shock. the bus driver behind the wheel will face a judge here at the courthouse later. we want to show you video of officers escorting paul roper, the 48-year-old bus driver, out of the police station. he now faces numerous charges, including leaving the scene of an accident. he's been an mta bus driver for 15 years. he's now suspended without pay. the victim, carol bell, is seen on surveillance video pushing her walker across fulton street
when the mta bus makes a turn. police say the bus driver hit the 70-year-old woman, stopped for a few seconds, but then he drove away. some witnesses believe the driver knew he hit someone, but a friend of the driver says otherwise. >> i don't know how this tragedy happened. i believe him when he say he ain't see the person. >> reporter: if convicted on that single charge, the leaving the scene of an accident, that charge alone, he could face at least seven years in prison. paul roper, 48 years old. the mta bus driver will be here a little later, darlene, to face a judge. coming up in the next half hour, you'll hear from friends of the victim, that 70-year-old woman. she was only a block away from where she was staying. we'll tell you where she was headed that morning. back to you. >> katherine creag, thank you. 5:07 now. this morning, a former nypd transit officer is expected in a courtroom. he's going to face charges of murdering his wife.
his arraignment is scheduled in riverhead. he was arrested last month. he was found hiding in duchess county in the woods there. he was indicted for the murder of his wife. shene was a real estate lawyer. she was found dead in their lake grove home. 5:08 on this wednesday morning. we have some surprises from yesterday's big elections. that includes a race in connecticut involving an ex-convict. democrat joe ganim won back his old seat as bridgeport's mayor by a landslide. you may remember he served seven years in prison on federal corruption charges. ganim celebrated last night with his supporters. >> i think at the end of the day why we're here tonight is because of the hard work that we accomplished when i was mayor. holding the line on taxes for ten years, reducing crime by 40%. >> on long island, a come-from-behind win by the acting district attorney. she now becomes nassau county's full-time da. just months ago, republican kate murray was favored to win that
race. on staten island, democrat michael mcmahon becomes that borough's da. he won by ten percentage points. in a nationally watched contest, the mayor of houston, texas, says the fight is not over after allowing transgender people to use a restroom of their choice was voted down. opponents of the so-called bathroom bill said they feared it would allow sexual predators into women's bathrooms. the houston mayor, who is gay, told supporters they had not seen the last of the measure. ohio voters said no to a ballot proposal to legalize medical and recreational marijuana. experts say the voters not only oppose the bill for moral reasons. they say they didn't like the idea of a select group of wealthy investors controlling production of the drug. former boy band member nick lachey was one of those investors lobbying for the measure. he tweeted late last night, change takes time. you can find everything you need
to know about election day online, including results of all the races from our own area. head to nbcnewyork.com or download the 4 new york app. this morning, an update on the e. coli outbreak linked to chipotle restaurants. the number of people infected with the bacteria has climbed to 37. all those affected are in oregon and washington state. 43 restaurants in the pacific northwest were voluntarily closed while ingredients are being tested. the number of patients could rise as people begin to develop more symptoms. 5:10 right now. ahead, it's a major announcement coming from honda. plus, an update on the military's balloon program after a very public mishap. >> also, our taste of spring this november is hanging on. weather and traffic on the 4s as we look at the grand central parkway by the l.i.e.
weather and traffic on the 4s. in the bronx overnight, a water main appears to have burst underground. our crew spotted roads starting to buckle. if you live anywhere near the indian point nuclear power plant, they will be testing their sirens today. the test takes place between 10:00 and 11:00 this morning. today in gardner, new york, this 78-foot norway spruce will be cut down and taken to just outside our window here at rockefeller center. in fact, it's going to get here on friday. be sure to watch the tree li aghting. that's going to be live here on nbc 4. so tune in for that december 2nd, 7:00. it's going to be a wednesday night, just to let everybody know. darlene is doing a duet of "the little drummer boy". >> with sean mendez. >> it's going to be fantastic. >> i wish.
that's one of my favorite songs, but it's sad. it makes me sad. >> maybe choose a more uplifting number. >> maybe. i'll see how i feel. >> you have a little time. >> and michael, you can hum or whistle maybe. at the same time, we have a ways to go before we get there. friday when the tree does arrive, it's going to be in the 70s again. it could be a record warmth day. meantime, temperatures heading into the low 70s. any chance of rain this week comes along later tomorrow. probably late afternoon and tomorrow evening. a couple showers, spotty drizzle around. then maybe another shower at some point later friday. as far as the$ q)q'd goes, i think saturday is your cloudier day, sunday the brighter day. school day forecast today, it's a nice one. dismissal time, about 70 again.
anything after school looks nice. this system stays off to the south of us again for another day. we've got clear sky overhead here on storm tracker. not a cloud to be found probably in the sky throughout the day. future tracker shows that as we move forward through the afternoon. nothing going on. by tonight, you start to see patchy clouds along the coastal areas. they'll start to move in towards thtoe city as well. this is 8:00 a.m. tomorrow. notice a couple sprinkles out to the west. those showers move on through somewhere during the afternoon hours. again, nothing particularly heavy here. it's very spotty in nature. that moves out. another couple sprinkles overnight. that would be late thursday night, early friday morning. then watch what happens. here's a cold front. very narrow band comes through friday evening. that's going to bring the change. get rid of the warm air. ahead of that front, a southwest wind should send temperatures into the low to mid-70s on friday. 71 today in the city. same thing in linden. garden city about 68. out east, a little cooler.
central new jersey in the lower 70s with sunshine. tonight, 57 the low in the city. 52 in white plains. even the distant suburbs tonight inrt the upper 40s. there's that high of 73 on friday. the record for the date is 74. could be a shower in the evening hours. then more clouds linger on saturday, 62. cooler but pretty bright and sunny by the time we get to sunday. sunshine today, low 70s. close to 70 tomorrow. lower 70s again on friday. notice the cooling trend over the weekend. then we're back to normal, upper 50s to near 60 with sunshine monday and tuesday of next week. let's find out about the commute. anything going on out there? >> nothing too major right now. we had that big problem on the bqe, but that's cleared. we're going to take a live look outside to show you traffic is moving nicely through that area. eastbound the lanes have reopened. there was a garbage truck fire earlier. delays are easing out. we have an accident in west long branch. cedar avenue shut down in both directions between norwood avenue and pinewood avenue. this is because there's a downed
pole and wires in the roadway. otherwise, it's just construction out there. on 95 southbound, it's a little slow going in westchester right now. two lanes are closed. delays are not so bad. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect today. more weather and traffic ahead. >> lauren, thank you so much. now to decision 2016. the latest from our nbc news/"wall street journal" poll. if the election were held today, hillary clinton would beat all but one of the republican candidates. nbc's tracie potts is in washington with that. tracie, we might point out that candidate is not marco rubio, who everyone has been talking about for the past week. >> reporter: no, and it's not donald trump. it's actually dr. ben carson. carson asked about this says he's not really following the polls, they go up and down. as he says he's not focusing on the numbers, his numbers keep going up. our nbc/"wall street journal" poll shows hillary clinton and ben carson would each get nearly half the vote if the election
were held today. but carson does much better with independents. he's the only republican hillary clinton doesn't beat. >> i hope we have a chance to find out. i suspect it would be the most clear-cut election in the history of the united states. >> reporter: clinton is telling supporters there are big differences between democrats and republicans on things like minimum wage. she's now pushing $12 an hour. and making college affordable. >> you can listen to the many hours of the republican debates. you never hear anything about th gat ping that's a very stark difference. >> reporter: president obama watching from the sidelines is telling both sides, get out and vote. >> if you really are sick and tired of gridlock, regardless of what your party is, you got to get involved. >> reporter: meantime, candidates are already filing in new hampshire, and a newly fired up jeb bush -- >> i actually have pretty good energy every night. >> reporter: -- is hoping to turn things around. back live now in washington. michael, you were talking about
turns out he's the next closest republican to possibly beating hillary clinton, if that election were held today. he's three points behind. that's within the poll's margin of error. technically, you might call that a tie too. donald trump, nowhere close. eight points behind clinton. >> very interesting after months as the front runner. thank you, trau cie. honda ditching its controversial air bag supplier takata. it also ordered the japanese company to stop using a chemical which can force air bags to explode and spray metal fragments inside vehicles. we're told honda is already buying air bags from takata rivals. and the pentagon is suspending its costly missile surveillance program involving blimps. this comes as officials investigate how one of the program's pilotless blimps broke free and floated into pennsylvania last week.
it knocked out power for thousands of people and state police had to use shotguns to deflate it. the pricey blimps carry sophisticated radar designed to detect missiles. while that ended sort of okay, if you will, other than people losing power, it could have been a lot more tragic. >> that's right. because it was floating. we didn't know where it was going to come down. or why it had gotten loose. 5:21 right now. ahead, a big shift in america, especially among young people. we'll tell you what we're doing less and less of. plus, a mansion raid. what police wer doing at a home owned by a music star. follow the "today in new york" on facebook and twitter,
5:24 right now. looking at the inbound lincoln tunnel there. police raided a miami beach mansion. they had a warrant to seize property. sources say lil' wayne owns money. this is part of a civil case. the mansion is reportedly unoccupied. it's the same one that made headlines back in march when someone called 911 claiming to have fired shots inside this eight bedroom home.
police say this is one of chose swatting incidents, which means an unknown caller falsely reported the shooting. of course, one of lil' wayne's famous songs is "can't believe it." probably what he's saying now. >> that's a hotel. >> and he's lil' wayne. doesn't need a big, huge house. >> lil' wayne with such a big house. that happens. >> michael has a lot of lil' wayne music on his play list. >> what's his name? not important. >> nice. nicely played. all right. we'll shift it over to the weather scene this morning, which is one that again features mild temperatures, especially in the city. we're in the upper 50s. suburbs still kind of chilly. seeing 30s and 40s there. we all warm it up with sunshine. 71 this afternoon. 60s up against the coast. tonight, clear early, patchy clouds late. a low of 57 in the city. 40s in the suburbs. we stay 70 or better the rest of the week. again, get out there and enjoy it. it's heavy in the hand, but it's
the warm weather is out there. >> well, we don't have any problems on the roads anymore, which is good news. we'll start with your commuter checklist. we never had any problems on the rails. we like that. all doing just fine. we'll take a live look outside for our new jersey commuters. inbound side of the holland tunnel. things still moving along nicely. overall, the roads are in great shape. >> lauren, thank you. it's 5:26. a new study suggests americans may be becoming less religious. the survey by the pew research center shows 77% of adults say they're affiliated with a religion. that's down six points from 2007. it appears as if age may be a factor. only 27% of millennials say they attend weekly church services. that's compared to more than 50% of americans born before 1946. i'm sure my son, who's doing his confirmation sound, wishes we were among that group. >> he's among those who go, which is great. all right. 5:26 now.
already expensive. but why it could cost you even more, and that's before you even get out to the airport. plus, quentin tarantino responding to complaints about controversial comments he made about police, but he's not exactly apologizing. >> reporter: and i'm katherine creag live in brooklyn, where an mta bus driver will face a judge in the case of a zedly hit-and-run. we'll show you exclusive video of the elderly victim as she crossed the street coming up. and if you're about to head out the door, take us with you. keep watching "today in new york." download the news 4 new york app on your mobile device right now and we'll be right back. find over 1,000 special stories at hospital for special surgery.
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today a bus driver accused in a deadly hit-and-run heads to court. plus, opening up. this morning, robin williams' widow speaking about her loss and the reason she believes her husband took his own life. and this morning, tack on another fee when you fly. the new charge being considered at our airports. "today in new york" starts now. yet another fee, huh? >> what else could they charge us for? >> air, breathing air. good morning, everyone. it's wednesday morning, november 4th. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. chris cimino is here with the forecast. chris, i'll pay for the air today. it's going to be great. >> this is good air we have.
temperatures chillier in the suburbs right now. you go through northwest new jersey, still a few 30s here and there. more widely scattered this morning compared to yesterday morning. we're seeing a lot of 40s to even near 50 in nearby suburbs. the city, again the mild spot at 57. however, speaking of planes, we've got a beautiful sky out there throughout the day. lots of sunshine. picture-perfect at noon. 67. forecasting a high of 71. i'll let you know if this is going to continue when i come back with the forecast. right now, here's lauren with the commute. >> thanks, chris. roads overall are in good shape. we have some residual delays from an earlier garbage truck fire on the bqe. a slow ride as you make your way into the area of the brooklyn bridge in the eastbound lanes. still some roadwork out there. right now things are not moving along so nicely. that's really it. here's a live look at the staten island expressway by bradley avenue, where it is smooth sailing. we'll have more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s.
5:31 right now. today in brooklyn, a bus driver charged in a hit-and-run heads to court. a security camera captured the moment his bus hit and killed a 70-year-old woman. katherine creag is in downtown brooklyn with more. >> reporter: and darlene, this is the courthouse where that bus driver will be later this morning. you hear from friends and neighbor bs s who believe he didn't know he hit someone. but witnesses say he did. he want to show you video of the bus driver being escorted out of a police station last night. he's been an mta bus driver for 15 years and is now suspended without pay. the victim, carol bell, is seen on surveillance video pushing her walker across fulton street when the mta bus makes a turn. police say the driver hit the 70-year-old woman, stopped for a few seconds, but then drove away. people who were there when that collision happened are convinced
the driver knew he hit someone. take a listen. >> there was crutches on the ground. if you're looking in your rear view, you can't tell me you didn't see a person laying on the ground. that's insane. >> reporter: if convicted on the leaving the scene of an accident charge alone, he could be sentenced to at least seven years behind bars. also, we're waiting to find out about the camera inside that mta bus itself. did it capture any images of the bus driver, what he was doing when the collision happened? we're waiting to find out from the mta. back to you. >> katherine creag, thank you. today a family will say their final good-byes to a man who gave his life to save his sister on halloween night. a funeral mass for kristian leka will be held in heartsdale. he pushed his sister out of the way as a car barrelled towards them. two other people died in that crash. funeral services for 10-year-old nyanna aquil and her grandfather louis perez will be held friday and then on saturday. hiring a ride to the local
the port authority blames uber and lyft. the agency says these new for-hire services are causing traffic congestion, so they're proposing a fee of $2 to $4, even for taxis, to help ease the crush. there's also a move to increase competition at the big three local airports, maybe make flying a little cheaper. virgin atlantic airlines is leading the charge for more flights at kennedy, laguardia, and newark liberty. they want the faa to rewrite rules they say favor the large airlines. back to charging these car services, though, there aren't a whole lot of options for you to get to the airport realistically speaking. i know there's public transportation, but if you're realistic about it, you're traveling with bags and other people and the family. i mean, you have to take some sort of transportation. >> a car service becomes more expensive expensive. it's a failure for us to not have a public transport option. >> absolutely. >> all right. 5:34 right now.
time for weather and traffic on the 4s. >> basically, most airport experiences, you know, how we all feel. >> especially for you. >> we now how you feel. >> i've given up. i don't even fly anywhere. i walk everywhere. even if it's san francisco, i'm walking. meantime, we're looking at another beautiful day today. no reason to get out of town if you don't have to. lots of sunshine, temperatures nice and warm for this time of year. the suburbs still off to a chilly start. some 30s and 40s showing up. highs around 70 this afternoon. you'll find it a little cooler along the coast. barely a cloud in the sky once again. another day that features nothing but deep blue sky. our first forecast, here in the city we're at 57. that's the warmest temperature we find around the tri-state. 67 by noon. 70 by 3:00. we are forecasting a high today of 71 degrees. rest of the seven-day forecast coming up. let's find out about the commute. >> we have some new problems on
eastbound out by the m mcguinness/humboldt. i'll keep you posted on the delays. cedar avenue shut down in both directions because of an accident with a downed pole ed ed ed ed pole. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. >> lauren, thank you very much. right now, there's a man hunt in brooklyn for the person who attacked an ems worker in crown heights. tracie strahan is here with what suspect. it doesn't appear, tracie, to be a random attack, something that happened, especially when you dressed. >> reporter: exactly, michael. that is a telltale sign that's coming out this morning from police. they say he was wearing a mask similar to jason from the "friday the 13th" movies, a hockey mask. that's a telltale sign in this. no words were exchanged. no money or items were taken. there is concern this morning
about whether or not the victim was targeted. >> i've just been stabbed. >> reporter: that's the call the victim made himself around 8:30 last night. he radioed the call in after feeling pain in his upper right shoulder as he was walking by himself near rogers avenue and eastern parkway. again, no words e changed, no money or items taken, but that man suffered a two to three-inch slash wound by a suspect who attacked him and took off heading eastbound on eastern parkway. >> the cops just showed up like a minute after i came. they said they were taking him to king's county hospital. they said he's going to make it. >> reporter: that victim is a volunteer for hatzolah, a group of volunteer emergency responders that serves precome fantly jewish communities. he was taken to methodist hospital.
he is expected to make a full recovery. so far police told me over the phone they've not yet recovered the weapon used in this attack. back to you. >> tracie, thank you so much. a new york congressman is on a mission to honor two assassinated nypd officers. it's been almost a year since the officers were gunned down as they sat in their patrol car in brooklyn. to remember their sacrifice, congressman hah keen keem jeffries wants to rename the community center in the area. and filmmaker quentin tarantino speaking out saying he's not a cop hater. last month, tarantino marched with hundreds of others in a demonstration against police brutality. unions across the country called for a boy kotd of his movies. yesterday tarantino defended ed ed himself, saying police brutality is a problem. happening today, investigators are expected to announce that the police officer
who was found shot to death in illinois committed suicide. they say the fox lake lieutenant was found dead shortly after calling for backup. that was in september. the 52-year-old claimed over the radio he was pursuing three suspicious men. last month investigators revealed he was shot twice with his own weapon. the "today" show will have more on the announcement following "today in new york." it's been more than a year since robin williams took his own life. this morning his widow is opening up, revealing she doesn't believe depression is what led him to suicide. kerry barrett is here with what she has said. >> his wife susan has been pretty much silent about his death. she said she needed the last year to figure out why he died and figure out what happened. in one of her first interviews since losing robin williams, susan shared with "people" magazine that he suffered from a debilitating brain disease called diffuse louis body dementia dementia.
it's freakily misdiagnosed, but it's the second most common neurodegenerative dementia. it causes fluctuation in mental status, anxiety, hallucinations and impaired motor function. she said it started to take its toll in the year before he died, but they didn't know what it was. he had crippling anxiety attacks, muscle rigidity, and what she described as a miscalculation with a door that left his head bloodied. she said the symptoms present themselves like a pinball machine. you don't know exactly what you're looking at. and despite having the very best doctors, she said they weren't able to figure out what was happening to him until the autopsy. she said, i've spent the last year trying to find out what killed robin, to understand what we were fighting and what we were in the trenches fighting. robin was very aware that he was losing his mind and there was nothing he could do about it. she said that depression that everybody is talking about was just one of about 50 symptoms. she said it was a very small one at that. and she does not believe that that is what ultimately drove him to take his own life.
course, can help the millions who are suffering with this, it is so common, so very frequently misdiagnosed. you can read the full article in "people" magazine. that'll hit newsstands on friday. >> interesting to hear her speak out. kerry, thank you so much. 5:41 right now. ahead, the royal couple trying to eliminate cyber bullying. >> and weather and traffic on the 4s is coming up as we look at newark liberty airport. you're watching "today in new
mets manager terry collins is coming back according to multiple reports. the mets are giving collins a two-year contract extension. at 66, collins took the mets to their first world series in 15 years and first in his 45-year career. he gets another shot, despite some of the decisions that a lot of people were questioning. >> it was great to win the pennant. that was fantastic. at the height of the world series, some news broke off the field that derek jeter was off the market, another market. >> yeah, now the former yankee has confirmed it.
he wrote an article for his website, which is great, by the way. it's about his dog, a mastiff named kane. but in the article, he talks about the woman who gave him the dog, and jeter refers to her as his fooe yan iance, hannah davis. it's a very cool article. he never had pets growing up. >> can we get to hannah davis? fabulous. >> beautiful model, gorgeous, stunning woman. >> absolutely. they'll be a beautiful couple. and happy for the dog as well. >> congratulations to everybody. >> you see the size of the head of that dog? it's like twice the size of derek's head. >> but what about hannah davis? >> we didn't get to see any of those pictures. >> he's dated some of the most beautiful women in the world. >> he really has. >> poor guy. >> and she's a lucky woman too. >> he suffered through it. it was tough. meantime, we got what feels like baseball weather continuing even though it's over.
temperatures coming our way the rest of this week. right now starting out above normal at 57 degrees. skies mostly clear in the city. we're kind of the warm spot relatively speaking. the weather headlines pointing to another beautiful day today. the weather looks fantastic. our next chance of any rain probably coming our way tomorrow afternoon, tomorrow evening in the form of a couple showers and a little bit of spotty drizzle tomorrow night as well. we may see another quick shower on friday with a cold front. in terms of the weekend, sunday will be the brighter of the two. it will turn out to be the cooler of the two. here's your temperature trend today. rapidly rising from the 50s through the 60s. low 70s by 1:00 in the afternoon. really not dropping all that quickly, even after sunset. still in the 60s. another beautiful day. starting out in the 40s across connecticut. stanford is 43. most of long island, upper 40s to around 50. 37, morristown and sussex.
yourselves in the 30s again this morning. one of those tough days to dress. you can see the clear sky that dominates the northeast. high pressure still in charge. feels like early september in november. 71 the expected high this afternoon. that southeast wind will keep your south-facing shorelines a little bit cooler with the wind off the water. just some patchy clouds later tonight. another nice night. 57 in the city. 40s in the suburbs north and west. during the day tomorrow we see more cloud cover than sun. that'll keep the temperatures probably in the upper 60s. a couple spotty showers, especially in the afternoon. that warm southwest wind, record high friday 74. we're going to get close. forecasting a high of 73. could be a shower in the evening. gradually turning cooler over the weekend. mid-50s by sunday. we put it all together, and it looks like this. nice one today, 71. more clouds tomorrow, a couple spotty showers and maybe morning fog on friday. could be a late evening shower. low 60s saturday. 50s for sunday.
more sunshine for monday and tuesday. lauren scala standing by with the latest on the commute. any new trouble spots? >> we have some new troubles out there. the bqe has old troubles and new ones. still have delays getting into the area of the brooklyn bridge. we had an earlier accident out there. they're still in the process of clearing construction. we have a new accident out by mcguinness. that shuts down two lanes. here are the delays getting into this area. this is back by meth poll ropolitan avenue. also, cedar avenue between norwood and pinewood is closed. here's a live look at the inbound side of the lincoln tunnel. things still moving nicely around the helix. the george washington bridge and holland tunnel are also in good shape. the bqe is the big trouble spot. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. >> lauren, thanks very much. 5:48 right now.
are outraged over the delay of the 2nd avenue subway project. the mta slashed a billion dollars from the budget and says construction for the stations above 96th street will not start until the year 2020. the agency is not blaming the delays on the cash. instead, they're blaming the tunnel boring machine. the three stations on the upper east side are still expected to open next year. it's 5:49 right now. we're making calls to find out if the coast guard has any leads on a possible missing kayaker off long island. someone on a boat spotted the empty kayak drifting near plum island yesterday afternoon. here's a photo of the kayak that was found. as you can see, it's bright orange. inside were fishing rods and a net. right now no one has been reported missing. but the coast guard is searching anyway, just as a precaution. police on long island are trying to figure out who killed
a taxi dispatcher. the co-worker discovered the body of 30-year-old william donahue yesterday morning. police say he was found dead inside the offices of the taxi company. >> homicide squad responded. we're conducting an investigation into the incident right now. it appears the dispatcher had been stabbed during the night. >> anyone with any information at all is asked to call crime stoppers. the son of a connecticut couple is officially charged with their murder. he was formally charged with murder yesterday. he was already in federal custody on a weapons charge. jeanette and jeffrey disappeared in august. friday their bodies were found outside a vacant house. court documents reveal the couple planned to cut him out of their will. >> they decided it was time for him to, you know, just be an adult. it's like a nightmare that something like this could happen
ever met. >> his girlfriend was in court on monday. she's charged with conspiracy to commit murder and hindering prosecution. and today a correctional officer accused of taking part in the clinton prison break is headed to court. gene palmer is accused of passing on the tools used by the prisoners to escape. palmer claims he did not know he was handing them contraband. he did turn down a plea agreement. he waived a preliminary hearing. he says he wants his case heard by a grand jury. two british royals are now leading the charge against online bullying. prince william and duchess kate plan a meeting next year to champion that cause. royal aides tell a british newspaper the couple will hold talks with executives from facebook and twitter. they will discuss steps that could be taken to protect children on social media. doing great work there. it's so important. >> absolutely. and thinking of their children
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5:54 right now. time for a check of weather and traffic on the 4s, which is fantastic today. >> it is. >> got to get out. maybe do an iron man. >> you think so? >> oh, you mean the run? >> he'll be in the hudson later. >> i thought you meant the costume. >> much easier. >> i would go with that one. and temperatures in the low 70s again this afternoon. well above normal. we're starting out in the suburbs chilly 30s and 40s. going to 71 this afternoon. yesterday made it to 72. coastal areas might be a little cooler because of the sea breeze. 57 the low tonight. we start out with clear sky. just clouds late. 40s in the suburbs. the rest of the week warm. by friday, we may put the cherry on cake and could get close to a record high for the date. >> wow. >> i don't know what we did to deserve it. >> we had an awful winter last year.
we have some problems on the roads this morning. an accident on the bqe. also delays southbound on the new england throughway. as you make your way into the area of playland parkway, quite jammed up on the road. in better news, if you're getting on the trains, all good news from there. no delays or service changes. >> okay. lauren, thanks very much. well, december 12th is the date for this year's santa con. you know it as the annual bar crawl that draws thousands of people. they dress up as santa. last year the event moved to midtown. remember, it was closely watched after complaints of drunken behavior and fights from last year. the website doesn't say, though, where this year's event will take place. the owner of the revel casino says he'd let syrian refugees stay there while the future of the building is hashed out. he says he's been trying to open the resort since building it in april. he has proposed using it as an entertainment complex with a water park.
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we want to check in with storm team 4's chris cimino on a nice day. crisp 70s in the november. >> the warmest day may be friday. we're in the mid-50s right now. we're finding 30s from bridgewater to sussex. again, a chilly start in a lot of the suburbs. another day that features nothing but blue sky sun up to sun down. we have sunshine, 67 at noon. still in the low 60s in the evening hours. forecasting a high of 71 degrees. getting deeper into the commute, let's see if there are any issues out there. >> we have some good news. we have some bad news. we have chopper 4 over what was an accident on the bqe. that was eastbound out by the mcguinness boulevard exit. you can see that's cleared and things are starting to move again. we still have some residual delays. that's in the eastbound lanes.
opens up. you're in for a better ride than you were. we'll take a quick look at the gowanus. the damage is kind of done. very heavy delays past the belt merge up through industry city to the bridge. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> thank you very much, lauren. 6:01 right now. the search is on for the masked man who attacked an ems worker in brooklyn. tracie strahan is in crown heights. what are police telling you about the attack? >> reporter: so far, authorities aren't calling this a hate crime. city officials, however, aren't so sure. the victim worked for hatzolah. they're an emergency service unit that predominantly serves jewish communities. his attacker, wearing a hockey mask, attacked him on eastern parkway and rogers avenue, then took off. all of this happened around 8:30 last night. authorities immediately swarmed the area. the victim actually radioed in his own call for help. he had his radio with him at the time.
he was feeling pain in his upper right shoulder. that's when he knew that something was wrong. he had been walking on a pedestrian walkway here on eastern parkway by himself. authorities told me over the phone that man suffered a two to three-inch slash wound by the suspect who attacked him and took off heading eastbound on eastern parkway. those who saw the aftermath of th wis attack say it's cause for concern. >> i'm actually from israel. i was born there. you know, what's going on in the world, it's scary. somebody gets stabbed walking on the street. >> reporter: now, a grid search was conducted here on eastern parkway hours ago. authorities were searching every inch for the weapon that has not yet been recovered. as for the suspect still on the run, darlene, they say he was wearing black jogging pants, a black hooded sweatshirt, and again that hockey mask that they are on the hunt for this morning. as for the victim, he was transported actually to methodist hospital. good news is he's expected to make a full recovery. back to you. >> all right.
certainly glad to hear that. tracie strahan, thank you. happening today, an mta bus driver accused in the deadly hit-and-run of an elderly woman is due in court. we want to show you exclusive video. you can see 70-year-old carol bell crossing fulton street. meanwhile, an mta bus was turning left. police say 48-year-old paul roper was behind the wheel and that he did not stop. coming up at 6:30, katherine creag will have more on the story in a live report. new this morning, police are releasing the photo of a man they say attacked and robbed a man with disabilities in the bronx. police say this is 58-year-old jose aguilar. they say he's the man who approached the victim in a wheelchair in woodstock monday night. they say aguilar knocked the 52-year-old victim out of his wheelchair, stole his wallet, and then took off. the victim was not injured. >>s > 6:03 right now. we do have the results from yesterday's big election day races, including a stunning police call comeback in
connecticut. democrat joe ganim won back his old seat as bridgeport mayor by a landslide. that's despite his federal corruption conviction back in 2003. ganim credits his time in office. >> i think at the end of the day, why we're here tonight, is because of the hard work that we accomplished when i was mayor. whether it was holding the line on taxes for ten years, whether it was reducing crime by 40%. >> well, there's a come-from-behind win on long island. madeline singas now becomes nassau county's full-time da. she took a surprisingly big win over kate murray. michael mcmahon becomes the staten island district attorney. he fills the seat dan donovan gave up to go to congress. if you want to see the election results from your area, just log on to our website, nbcnewyork.com.
time for whether and traffic on the 4s. bipartisan support for today's weather. >> yes, storm team 4 sunshine won again. beautiful temperatures heading our way. the second brilliant day in a row. suburbs off to a chilly start, much like yesterday. maybe not quite as frosty. highs around 70 this afternoon. a little cooler at the coast because of that southeast wind. barely a cloud in the sky. just that nice deep blue sky throughout the day. our first forecast, we're starting a the 58 right now in the city. that's one of the warmer spots you're going to find out there. 67 by noon. 70 at 3:00. forecasting a high today of 71. any problems, lauren? >> we have pretty heavy delays southbound on the new england throughway headsing into the playland parkway area. there was some construction out there. there are also reports of a pothole. pretty heavy through here. delays go back quite a ways. the hutch is a much better option. one detour on the buses, the q-65. and the trains are all in great shape. that includes major commuter
lines and subways. do not forget to move your car today. we'll have more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. we have breaking news now. it comes out of south sudan where a plane crash has left multimillion people ple people dead. kerry barrett is in the newsroom with more. >> it happened just a short while ago. we're hearing at least 23 people have died. this crash happening shortly after this cargo plane took off from the south sudanese capital of juba. it crashed along the shore of the nile river. there's an associated press reporter at the scene who's reporting that children are among those who died. in fact, we just got this video into the newsroom two or three minutes ago. parts of the plane apparently scattered along the east nile where there are homes as well. we don't know if those who died were on the ground or in the plane. there was a government spokesman that says this russian-made plane had been headed towards oil fields in the upper nile state. we do know, of course, that rebel and government forces have been battling for control of that region. whether that may have had
something to do with this crash, we don't know. but we do know that the area near the capital has been peaceful. a lot more on this story as we get it, michael. >> kerry, thank you very much. today a man who gave his life to save his sister will be laid to rest. a mass will be held for kristian leka at 11:00 a.m. in heartsdale. he pushed his sister out of the way as a car barrelled towards them. two other people also died. funeral services for 10-year-old nyanna aquil and her grandfather louis perez are set for friday and saturday. and today, former nypd transit officer paul lightgab faces a judge on long island. he'll be arraigned in riverhead on charges of murdering his wife. he was found last month on the run in duchess county. his wife was found dead in their lake grove home. five children lived with the couple in that home. coming up on 6:08 and happening today, testimony does
continue in lower manhattan in the corruption trial of sheldon silver. silver accused of accepting nearly $4 million in payoffs and kickbacks and then disguising those payments as legal fees. this morning perry weitz is expected to be on the stand once again. he says he hired silver for his name to attract business. and in this morning's cnbc money report, new developments now in the takata air bags scandal. landon dowdy joins us with those details and more. so you might say the business fallout now. >> that's exactly right. good morning to you. honda is dropping air bag u. has. safety regulators fined the japanese autoparts maker $70 million and ordered it to stop chemical. honda is takata's biggest customer. regulators have linked eight deaths to the inflators, which can explode with too much force.
will phase out the chemical. and this bud's still for you. anheuser-busch is extending their sponsorship deal with the nfl for another six years. it's reportedly worth more than $1.4 billion, 15% more than the current contract, which was set to expire after the 2017 super bowl. bud light already sponsors 28 of the 32 nfl teams and is the presenting sponsor of thursday nfl network. michael and darlene, it's interesting because the report says it plans to use the new sponsorship to reach 20 to 30-year-old drinkers who begin their weekends on thursdays. i think i'm doing something wrong because mine begins on fritd fridays. >> no, you're clearly doing something right. that's why you're gainfully employed. hold on to your own habits. >> and finish your homework. >> yes, mom and dad. >> okay. thanks so much. >> we love landon. >> she's fabulous. 6:09 right now. still ahead, a mystery illness at yale university.
it is 6:13. here are four things to know this morning. right now the search is on for the masked ed ed man who slashed an ems worker in crown heights. the indian point nuclear power plant will be testing their sirens today. those tests taking place between 10:00 and 11:00 this morning. it could take several days to repair a water main break in
suffolk county. the break left more than a dozen homes without water for several hours on tuesday. and then today, the 78-foot norway spruce will be cut down in gardner, new york. the tree will then make its way to just outside our window here at rockefeller center. it's going to get here on friday. it won't be lit for a while, but they'll be here, getting the tree stand out. >> you got to put the little skirt underneath it. >> they have the really big bag. when they're done, they pull it right up. >> put it on the curb. >> what's if the coffee this morning? we have the tree coming in, but we have temperatures going up again. by friday, we're looking at temperatures in the lower 70s. looks fantastic again today. next shower threat comes our way tomorrow. not very impressive. i'll show you that in a second. sunday looks like pick of the weekend. school day forecast, suburbs mainly 40s.
in the city, mainly 50s. by recess time, lots of sunshine. may have a hard time reeling them back in for the rest of the school day. by dismissal, it's 70 with lots of sunshine. any afterschool activities, mid-60s. sunset at 4:49. 59 in chelsea. 58 in greenridge and staten island. we have a range in temperature. you get away from the city in particular, it drops off. into the 30s in morristown. westhampton, 38. most other folks generally in the 40s this morning. down in long branch, 54. disturbance sitting off to the south. not making a move toward us yet. we have high pressure in control. you can see it on future tracker. generally clear. this is noontime. bright and sunny. into the evening, notice a little low cloud cover along the jersey shore in particular. some fog will start to form. as we go toward morning, the clouds will take over. by noon tomorrow, a couple of light showers pushing across northern new jersey into the city as well. that's one batch that goes on through. then overnight, maybe a couple
linght showers or drizzle into early friday morning. we get a break friday. then this cold front, this line of showers you see here, that'll swing on through by the evening hours. ahtoead of that front, a southwest wind could send temperatures into the mid-70s. record high for friday is 74 degrees. for today, 71. comfortable sunshine. tonight, clear early, some patchy clouds late. overnight low of about 57 in the city. 40s in the suburbs. here's your seven-day forecast. another good looking one really. 73 on friday. 74 will get us into the record books. could be a shower in the evening hours. left overclouds on saturday. cooler but sunny on sunday. nice and dry monday and tuesday. easy going on the weather. how about the commute, lauren? >> commute is doing okay. i just got word of delays on 8th avenue bound l trains. otherwise, subways and rails look good. we have some delays on the grand central parkway. we have reg chopper 4 live over the scene. there are certainly some delays out there as you're making your
way westbound on the grand central parkway by the bqe. you can see at least exiting it's a slow go over there. leave yourself a little bit of extra time this morning. then if you're headed towards the george washington bridge, here's a live look at that. things are moving pretty nicely into the tolls still. no more than a five to ten more minute wait here. ten minutes at the lincoln tunnel. same at the holland. we also still have delays southbound on 95. they're easing out as construction is being cleared out by playland parkway. before, this looked like a parking lot. this is a big improvement. alternate side of the street parking rule are in effect today. >> lauren, thank you very much. happening today, investigators expected to announce that the police officer who was found shot to death in illinois committed suicide. they say fox lake lieutenant joseph gliniewicz was found dead shortly after calling for backup in september. that set off a huge man hunt. the 52-year-old claimed he was pursuing three suspicious men. those men were never found. in the last month, investigators
twice with his own weapon. the "today" show is following all the overnight developments in this kaes case. they'll have a live report at 7:00 a.m. the mayor of houston, texas, says the fight is not over after a bill allowing transgender people to use a bathroom of their choice was voted down. opponents of the bathroom bill, as it's called, feared it would allow sexual predators into women's bathrooms. houston mayor told supporters they had not seen the last of this measure. and ohio voters said no to a proposal to legalize medical and recreational marijuana. they say it was not only opposed for moral reasons, but voters did not like the idea of a select group of wealthy investors controlling production of the drug. former boy band member nick lachey was one of those members lobbying for the measure. he tweeted last night, change takes time. when you see this video, this is from arkansas, it's hard to believe that everybody involved survived.
whose car is it going to hit? >> people watching in amazement in fayetteville. a small plane fell from the sky. it had a parachute, ironically. the three on board were only slightly hurt. the pilot was the former ceo of walmart. a truck driver was also hurt on the ground. i've never seen a plane brought down by a parachute. that's really incredible. >> incredible to see it happen there. it's 6:19. still ahead, the man stranded in the australian outback for days without water. we'll tell you what he was forced to eat to survive. and don't forget, follow the entire "today in new york" team
6:23 right now. grand central parkway right by laguardia. happening today, the mets expected to announce manager terry collins will have a few more shots at hopefully taking the team back to the playoffs. according to multiple reports, the mets are giving collins a two-year contract extension. at the age of 66, he took the team to their first world series in 15 years. it was his first trip to the world series in his 45-year baseball career. they also signed chris cimino as a fan for two more seasons, with an option. >> exactly. hehe does have an option. he's not sure. no signing bonus though. 6:23. derek jeter used a subtle post
on his website to confirm his engagement to super model hannah davis. the confirmation was hidden in an article he wrote about his dog kane. he called the italian mastiff a, quote, christmas gift last year from my fiance. there it is. no word on a wedding date. however, the captain admitted he's always been terrified of dogs, mostly because of stephen king's "kugo." . mastiffs are just known to be huge dogs. you can tell he loves his dog but back to hannah davis, as michael kept saying all morning. >> that's the second time he ran it. we still haven't seen the picture of hannah davis. >> there are some beautiful pics out there. >> but that dog is beautiful too. >> congratulations to him. and to her. >> he's done everything with class. meantime, weather looking good today. we're back to sunshine, blue sky one more day. temperatures back in the low 70s this afternoon. just a little cooler along the coastal areas with a bit of a
tonight, clear early. patchy clouds late. 57 will do it in the city. 40s in the suburbs. we see more clouds tomorrow that will keep the temperature down a little bit. it may be our first shot at some rain drops in a while, but not a lot. i'll explain coming up on the 4s. >> lauren, what's happening? >> new problems on the long island expressway. we have chopper 4 over the scene of this accident that just came in. this is in the westbound lanes out by cassina boulevard. it blocks two lanes. just one lane getting by westbound on the l.i.e. looks like it's involving a tractor trailer. they're in the process of cleaning this up. there might be a fuel spill on the road out there. delays are heavy. not moving at all on the l.i.e. westbound. head to the service road instead or the grand central parkway. we have a minor accident on the grand central parkway westbound out by astoria boulevard. cedar avenue still shut down in west long branch between norwood avenue and pinewood after. >> thank you very much, lauren. coming up next, the latest on the search for a masked man
in brooklyn. >> reporter: he's accused of slashing a man and then taking off here on eastern parkway. but this morning, there are concerns that this attack was actually a hate crime. i'm tracie strahan live in crown heights with more on this story coming up. >> reporter: and i'm katherine creag live in downtown brooklyn where an mta bus driver will face a judge in the case of a deadly hit-and-run. we'll show you exclusive video of the victim before she was hit. that's coming up. and if you're about to head out the door, take us with you. keep watching "today in new york." download the news 4 new york app
local airports could soon cost you more. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everybody. 6:30 on this wednesday, november 4th. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm darlene rodriguez. let's check in with chris cimino, who has the weather for today. good morning. >> you see that sky brightening behind you. a nice clear sky. that's the way this will play out once again, much like yesterday did. starting out in the 50s. you go into new jersey, 40s, and then 30s show up. down the shore, it's low 50s. most of long island, 40s and 50s. full day of sunshine heading our way again. by noontime, 67. expected high temperature, 71. keep in mind the normal high is only 58. let you know if that's going to last with the seven-day forecast in a little bit. little after 6:30. let's find out the latest on the commute from lauren. >> we have some delays and service changes on the l train right now. a train can mechanical problems
at graham avenue. you might have to get off on the platform and waited for the next one. hopefully they'll get that resolved soon. the only issue on the rails. if you're getting on the long island expressway westbound, there's an accident westbound. delays are extremely heavy. more weather and traffic coming up. >> lauren, thank you very much. right now an ems worker is in the hospital. the victim of a violent and seemingly random attack on a brooklyn street. tracie strahan is in crown heights with the latest on this. it's the details here, tracie, that are so disturbing. >> reporter: absolutely. when it comes to the suspect specifically, michael. all of this happened right here on ian parkway and rogers avenue where we are standing. that 34-year-old man was walking by himself. although the nypd so far is not calling this a hate crime, authorities aren't so sure. >> i've been stabbed. >> reporter: that's the call the victim actually made himself
he's a worker for hatzolah, a group of volunteer emergency responders that serve predominantly jewish communities. he had his radio on him when he was walking along eastern parkway. authorities swarmed the area immediately afterwards. he reported feeling pain in his upper right shoulder as he was walking by himself. no words were exchanged in this attack. no money or items were taken, but he suffered a two to three-inch slash wound that has him hospitalized this morning. the search is on for the suspect that simply took off. >> it was like rush, rush, take him right to the hospital. the cops just showed up like a minute after i came. i asked if he was likely to die. they said not likely, he's going to make it. >> reporter: the nypd's crime scene unit didn't leave this area until about 4:00 this morning. so far, they've not yet recovered the weapon used in the attack, but they conducted what they call a grid search, just
combing this area for any pieces of evidence that they can recover. as for that victim, he's now at methodist hospital, michael. he's expected to make a full recovery. we were talking about the details on the suspect. over the phone police told me he was last seen wearing black sweat pants, a black hooded sweatshirt, but a mask. not only a mask, but a hockey mask. they compared it to jason from "friday the 13th." >> tracie, thanks very much. it's 6:33 right now. brooklyn police are investigating why one man randomly slashed two other men on the subway. police carried out evidence bags from the ralph avenue subway station in bedford. investigators say a 29-year-old man used a box cutter similar to this one to slash two men on the head while on the c train. one victim is out of the hospital. the suspect is being evaluated. suffolk county police are investigating a murder mystery. the body of 30-year-old william donahue was found inside the mccab's taxi company offices on
johnson avenue. a co-worker made the discovery just before 7:00 yesterday morning. >> homicide squad responded. we're conducting an investigation into the incident right now. it appears that the dispatcher had been stabbed during the night. >> investigators are going to squ anybody with information to call crime stoppers. new this morning, dep crews are now on the scene of a water main break in the bronx. ay take a look at the water in the middle of the street. this is near jennings and charlotte streets. crews sealed off the area. we're told at least a couple thousand gallons of watterer now covering the concrete. at least one homeowner now dealing with flooding in the basement. no word yet on what caused the water main break. 6:34 right now. time for weather and traffic on the 4s on this wednesday. a lot of kids were off yesterday on election day. the weather is even better today now that they're back in school. >> temperatures again back into the low 70s this afternoon. another full day of sunshine. another gorgeous day heading our way. the trend will continue through the rest of the week. suburbs off to a chilly start.
we're seeing 30s there. mainly mid and upper 30s. temperatures this afternoon bounce back to around 70. a little difference today along the shoreline. cool we are the wind coming in off the water there. more like the 60s. barely a cloud in the sky once again. much like it was yesterday. right now in the city, 58 degrees. that's early morning. that should be our normal high temperature for the day. with a full day of sunshine, we're upper 60s by noon, 70 at 3:00. forecasting a high of 71 degrees. i'm seeing different colors on the traffic flows. seeing all sorts of stuff going upon. >> we have some good news. we had some issues on the l train because of a mechanical problem. that's been resolved. if you're headed towards the lincoln tunnel, here's a live look at it. the inbound side of the helix. it's about a 15-minute delay into the tolls. ten minutes at the george washington bridge. very minor delays at the holland tunnel. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect.
we'll have more weather and traffic ahead. >> thank you so much, lauren. in just a few hours, an mta bus driver will appear in court to answer to accusations that he struck and killed a 70-year-old woman then drove away. katherine creag is in downtown brooklyn with more. >> reporter: and this is the courthouse, darlene, where that bus driver will face a judge for his arraignment. it'll happen here at this courthouse about 9:30 this morning, we're told by the brooklyn district attorney's office. the bus driver spent by detectives. in the end, police arrested 48-year-old paul roper. he faces numerous charges. he's been an mta bus driver for 15 years and has been suspended without pay. the victim, carol bell s seen on surveillance video pushing her walker across fulton street when that city bus makes a turn. police say the driver hit the 70-year-old, stopped for a few seconds, but then drove away. did the driver know he hit someone?
witnesses and a friend of the suspect. >> once he stopped by the corner, he stopped for like two seconds. then he kept going. >> i don't know how this tragedy happened. i heard people say he see it, but i believe him when he say he didn't see the person. >> reporter: according to investigators, after the bus driver struck the victim, he continued on to a bus depot where that bus itself was taken ovuser by another driver. that bus has now been impounded. it's part of the investigation. darlene, it was about this time that we were there at that crime scene. the victim's walker in the street, her belongings in the street as well. and a lot of people who knew her in shock. back to you. >> katherine creag, thank you. it is 6:37 right now. in connecticut, investigators are looking for the source of an illness that spread like wildfire at a famous law school. >> 30 students at yale university were stick last week. officials believe the outbreak was caused by a norovirus. this past weekend, that law school was scrubbed down and disinfected. plenty of east harlem
residents are now outraged over e delay of the 2nd avenue subway project. the mta slashed $1 billion from the budget and says that construction for stations above 96th street won't start until 2020. the agency is not blaming the delay on the cash, instead the tunnel boring machine. mayor de blasio was disappointed. >> i think we were all surprised to hear some of the changes around the 2nd avenue subway. i think that's a conversations that must continue. >> if we had aumts moneys in the world, we couldn't have those giant tunnel boring machines moving by the end of 2019. >> three stations on the upper east side that are part of the first phase of the project are expected to open next year as scheduled. well, over at the airports, you may have to dig deeper into your pocket for a ride out to the airport. port authority blames uber and lyft. the agency says these new car services are causing traffic congestion, so they may add a fee of $2 to $4 a ride. it would be even added to taxi
the port authority says that could help ease the crush of cars going out there. some smaller airlines say they'd like to offer you a travel bargain. they say they can do that if they get some rule changes at laguardia, kennedy, and newark liberty. they argue they're just not getting enough landing and takeoff slots at the airports. they say the current rules favor the larger airlines and they actually stifle competition. the drunken bar crawl known as santa con is returning to new york city. this year it's being held on december 12th. organizers have not said which borough or neighborhood it'll be in. last year santa con moved to midtown and was closely watched. in past years, there have been complaints of fights and unruly behavior by the crowds of people dressed as santa claus. we've heard a few incidents. >> a few stories. all right. 6:40 now. up next, are you sick of answering your e-mails?
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the program then begins to learn how you respond to different e-mails, and it does it for you like a machine out of control. >> i know. >> smart reply is being rolled out later this week. basically it learns your preferences, like so many things on the internet. >> it seems it obviously takes away the personal aspect of it. i guess it's better than not replying at all. >> i guess so. >> i guess. i don't know. everybody's going to know it's a smart reply, right? they're going to be annoyed at you. >> it indicates lazy or you really didn't care too much about replying. >> this is true. >> warning, danger. meantime, we have pretty nice conditions out there this morning. nothing to worry about at all weather-wise for the next 24 hours or so. by tomorrow, we may run into a few light showers. this is not going to be a big rain maker that comes our way tomorrow either. 58 and clear. a beautiful day. talking about temperatures heading back towards 70 once again, much like yesterday. that shower threat again later tomorrow, especially afternoon and tomorrow evening.
scattered showers later friday evening. as far as the weekend goes, more clouds around saturday. i think sunday is going to be the sunnier day. we'll make that the pick of the weekend, although it will be a little cooler. we hit the jackpot again. normal high for this time of year is 58 degrees. we may get back up to 71 this afternoon. again, we were there yesterday at 72 degrees. most of long island, 40s. valley stream, 46. out east, 58 in montauk. 38 in westhampton. most of new jersey, the northern half, upper 30s, low 40s. same thing through the hudson valley. we have clear skies throughout the northeast. we zoom in to show you nothing. just clear sky. no cloud cover to worry about for today. feels like september in november with a high of 71 degrees. southeast wind means south-facing shorelines a little cooler in the afternoon. patchy clouds after a clear sky during the evening hours. clouds overnight, maybe a bit of fog. tomorrow, more clouds around then. with limited sun, upper 60s.
still way above normal. watch out for spotty showers in the afternoon and early evening. on friday, we go to a southwest wind ahead of a cold front. there may be a nar+ow band of showers that moves through. ahead of it, 73 the expect the high. the record for the date, 74. the wind turns more northerly over the weekend. that will filter in cooler air. more clouds around on saturday, low 60s. more sun around on sunday, but the cool air is firmly entrenched at that point. a high of 55 on sunday. early next week looks quiet. sunshine for monday, 59 degrees. more sunshine again on tuesday. temperatures once again in the lower 60s. so the overall pattern really continues, above-normal temperatures. let's see what the traffic is like late into the commute. how's it looks, lauren? >> it is busy, especially on the long island expressway. two problems out there. this is no longer closed. they just reopened some lanes westbound by exit 24. you still have this accident. two lanes are blocked. just one lane open.
nothing was getting by. we have another accident on the l.i.e. by queens boulevard. there's an accident on 78 heading eastbound by exit 43 that's causing some delays. and there was that other l.i.e. accident by wood haven boulevard. that's causing delays in both directions. something to keep in mind. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. back to you, darlene. >> lauren, thank you. this morning we've learned the number of people impacted by an e. coli outbreak linked to chipotle has climbed to 37. 43 restaurants in the pacific northwest were voluntarily closed while ingredients are being tested. the number of patients could rise as people do begin to get symptoms. sometimes a man has to do what he has to do, even if it means eating ants to survive. one man was on a hunting trip with his brother in australia. he was tracking a camel he shot
the 62-year-old man spent six days in that relentless sun without water. he didn't have a knife. he didn't have matches. so he couldn't eat the camel he had just shot. he had to come up with another idea. >> i had a big hole there. all these ants come up. i ate quite a lot that day. >> well, he did spend a few days recovering in the hospital. he says he got the idea of eating those abouts by watching survival expert bear grylls on tv. they say if you have to, you will. >> for sure. it's 6:48. coming up next, we'll show you the parking spot that may be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. and don't forget, follow us on facebook and twitter, michaelg4ny, darlene4ny. you're watching "today in new
welcome back. 58 degrees. looking at times square on this wednesday morning. you may think you're paying a lot more for parking in manhattan manhattan. >> well, take a look at what's happening in boston. a spot in this parking lot was going for $650,000. more expensive per square foot than apartments in a nearby luxury condo. the issue here is location, location, location. the spot is in boston's high-end beacon hill neighborhood. a parking space in manhattan's east village, remember, that was offered for $1 million three years ago. i think it was the building where they had the car elevator. so you get the car right outside. >> a little pricey for a parking spot. not like the muni meter. the parking spot outside where
savannah keeps her maybach, it's out of control. >> i thought you said where savannah keeps her makeup. >> that's here on the seventh floor. >> it's an 18 wheeler. >> you know, years ago there was a guy, i'm not going to say his name, on the east side. darlene, you might know this. had an apartment building where the garage door opened. he'd pull his stretch limo in. there was a lazy suzanne on the floor, so he spun it around. he didn't have to turn it around to pull it out. >> it was the greenhorn et. >>ok i support that. >> he too. his name was matt lauer. >> no. >> i wasn't going to say anything. >> guys, good morning to you. coming up, we'll talk poll itics politics. donald trump under fire for reposting yet another controversial twitter message. this one pictured members of the bush family next to a swastika. >> plus, companies charging you for posting bad reviews online. thousands of dollars in fines in some cases. this morning, the new push to bring the practice to an end. >> those stories and the casts
we'll catch up with daniel craig and his co-stars and the stars of the new "peanuts" movie here on "today." back to you guys. >> i thought you guys were the stars of the new "peanuts" movie. >> that's how we feel about it. >> have a great show. >> thanks. up next, we're going to check in with chris, see if we're in store for another fantastic day.
an ems worker in brooklyn. >> tracie strahan is in crown heights with that. >> reporter: authorities say that suspect was wearing a hockey mask when he slashed his 34-year-old victim here on eastern parkway and took off. this all happened at the intersection of eastern parkway and rogers avenue around 8:30 last night. the victim is now recovering from a two to three-inch slash wound from his upper right shoulder. he was walking by himself when this happened and actually radioed in a call for help himself. the victim is a worker for hatzolah, a group of volunteer emergency responders serving predominantly jewish communities. there are concerns this morning this was probably a hate crime. right now the nypd is not categorizing it this way. back to you. >> tracie, thank you. now to katherine creag in downtown brooklyn where an mta bus driver is due in court to face charges for a fatal hit-and-run. >> reporter: darlene and michael, that mta bus driver is behind bars at the moment. he'll be brought here to this
courthouse later this morning for an arraignment. paul roper is his name, he's 48 years old. he faces numerous charges, including leaving the scene of an accident. he's been an mta bus driver for 15 years and is currently suspended. the victim, carol bell, 70 years old, is seen on surveillance video pushing her walker across fulton street when the city bus makes a turn and hits her. according to police, that bus stopped but then the driver took off. again, the bus driver facing a judge later today. back to you. >> kat, thanks so much. new this morning, we're getting a look at the man who allegedly attacked and robbed a man with disabilities in the bronx. police have identified the suspect as 58-year-old jose aguilar. they say aguilar knocked down the 52-year-old victim out of his wheelchair, took his wallet, and then ran off. the victim was not injured. in connecticut, democrat joe ganim won back his old seat as bridgeport mayor by a landslide despite his federal corruption conviction back in 2003. ganim served seven years in prison. the bar crawl known as santa
con returning to new york city. this year the event is being held on december 12th. the organizers have not said at this point which borough or even which neighborhood they'll be in. in the past, there have been complaints about fights and unruly behavior. they've tried to put restrictions on times and stuff like that. >> fighting if your santa costume, never a good look. >> not appropriate. >> good morning, lauren. >> good morning. some big problems on the j and m line. subway suggestion spension. no service between manhattan. that's because of some fdny activity. if you're getting on the roads, an overturned vehicle on 287 northbound before north maple avenue. we still have two accidents westbound on the l.i.e. in queens causing a mess. >> thank you, lauren. all right, chris. one more check. >> not very exciting but good. >> really good. >> lots of sunshine again today. temperatures back into the low 70s. a little cooler at the coast. quiet night tonight. more clouds around tomorrow. upper 60s. we may see a couple spotty