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he tried to run, but customers held him until officers arrived. you can't just be dropping out of the ceiling and people are just going to let that go. >> that excuse never really -- like, you got it all wrong. doesn't really work. >> and i'm just going to wipe up the table around you. 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." download the news 4 new york app on your mobile device. our next hour starts right now. this morning, the search resumes in the chilly waters off of queens hours after a small plane went down. plus, a 9-year-old girl hit by a bullet in new jersey. this morning, major questions police are trying to answer. and it is a soupy start to the day. have to be careful. this is a live picture of what it looks like outside. the brooklyn bridge is actually in there somewhere. right now the fog is threatening to slow down your commute. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everyone. friday -- it's thursday.
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>> i know. >> it is thursday. with a "t" and an "h." november 5th at 5:00 a.m. what am i thinking? >> you're already looking forward to friday. i'm darlene rodriguez. chris cimino is here with the forecast. i feel bad. i feel like i started that in his head. >> when i first walked in this morning, i said, please tell me this is friday already. so michael did. but it's not. it's thursday. we have a dense fog advisory that covers most of the area. you see the counties shaded in gray. visibility down to a quarter mile or less. this is serious stuff. be careful. slow down your pace as you're driving early on this morning. a little extra space between you and the car in front of you. 60 in murray hill, that's the warm spot. even to the north and west, temperatures this morning relatively mild. sussex, 52. the day planner, plan on the fog and then the low clouds left behind throughout the day. poor visibility early. it's mild, upper 60s by noon. around. tonight. she's returning right now with the update on the commute. here's lauren.
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>> thanks, chris. good morning, everyone. chris has been talking about fog out there. we have a speed restriction on the new jersey turnpike from interchange 4 to 12. so 45 miles per hour. just take it easy. we also have a missing sewer grate on truck route 1-9. this is northbound. that shuts down two lanes. right now delays are not so bad. we'll have more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you very much. right now search crews are standing by, waiting to return to the waters off of queens where a small plane crashed in the water there. boats and divers worked into the morning. this is in the waters off of breezy point in queens. katherine creag is there with the latest on this search. kat? >> reporter: and michael, you know this area well. the residents have gotten used to responding to disasters. when they heard a loud crash come from this direction, toward the beach, many of them came running. we want to show you some of the video after that small plane
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crashed. nypd crews converged on the scene, beach 219th street near breezy point boulevard. a small plane went down in the evening. the first 911 call coming in just before 8:00 at night. search crews discovered the tail section and body of the plane. then later on they found the body of a victim, that of a man. here's one of the nypd radio transmissions made during the search. >> we are almost 90% sure it's a serious -- usually a four to six-passenger plane. >> reporter: and it's unknown how many people had been in the plane. it was able to seat as many as six people. it was registered in new hampshire. michael, en route to philadelphia. the faa says no distress call was made. back to you. >> kat, thank you very much. it is 5:0. right now in new jersey, a 9-year-old girl is recovering after being hit by a bullet. gunfire erupted outside of her home in asbury park. that's why tracie strahan is now. >> reporter: good morning.
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hours later and you can see over my shoulder that officers continue to block off the area of adams and atkins where the gunfire erupted just before 7:30 last night. that young girl was grazed when she was inside of her home. this morning it remains unclear if a stray bullet from the suspect led to it. again, all of this happening just before 7:30 here in asbury park, involving asbury park police. the young girl's pastor and other neighbors say police were chasing that suspect when the gunfire erupted. one bullet grazed that young girl in the head. the other struck the leg of the suspect identified by his loved ones as 20-year-old dante allen. his sister was on the scene last night and said she was unsure if he was the one that opened fire on police and that led to it. that's something that remains unclear from the prosecutor's office as well as they continue their investigation. but we can tell you that young girl has been released from the hospital and is back home. the suspect, however, remains hospitalized at this hour.
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back to you. >> that is good news to hear she's back home. tracie, thank you. new this morning, take a look at this video. just got this into the newsroom. it's a nasty accident on coney island. emergency officials tweeting it happened on coney island and avenue r. six vehicles involved. they also sis it was a hit-and-run. when a photographer got there, he saw only the debris left in the streets. the streets are still open. amazingly, even though it's six vehicles, no injuries reported at this point. >> wow. >> onfortunate, right, considering the violence of this. >> all right. 5:05 right now. going to check weather and traffic, starting with chris cimino in the weather center. >> have to be concerned about visibility this morning and the potential of something like that happening. we're down to a quarter of a mile or less. city has improved a little bit. we're at 2 1/2 miles. seems to be a little mixing, a little breeze kicking up. dense fog advisory
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ies stay in effect until about 10:00 a.m. this morning. staying mild this morning, 60 in the city. even though the clouds are going to linger and we could see a couple spot showers, we expect a high in the upper 60s. here's lauren right now if your you're heading out the door. >> good morning, everyone. a lot of bus detours this morning, about 15 of them, mostly in the bronx and manhattan. otherwise, buses look good. roads, though, pretty foggy out there. a live look outside. that's the connecticut turnpike. you can't see much out there. take it easy. the rails look good. and alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect today. more weather and traffic coming up. >> thank you very much, lauren. 5:06 this morning. the world is waiting to see what russia does next. u.s. officials now say it is
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to smuggle a bomb on board that russian plane that exploded over egypt. kerry barrett is in the newsroom with the latest. >> michael, if this is true, it changes the magnitude of this disaster. of course, officials now say that they do suspect there was a bomb on board this russian metro jet when it crashed over the sinai peninsula, killing all 224 people on board. >> we have concluded that there is a significant possibility that that crash was caused by an explosive device on board the aircraft. >> britain has suspended all flights from the airport where the plane took off. officials now believe that isis may, in fact, be behind this russian metro jet crash six days ago, saying perhaps it was baggage handlers or even ground crew that placed some sort of explosive device on board. they are not saying whether their intelligence comes from the crash site itself or whether it comes from the in-flight data recorder. there is one hard piece of evidence. a u.s. satellite does strongly suggest some sort of explosion.
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there was a heat flash detected at the time of the disaster that could only have come from either a catastrophic fault that caused the fuel tank to explode or a bomb. russian doctors do report the injuries sustained by those that were in the back of the plane do match those of an explosion. it is important to note they haven't found any hard evidence of a bomb in the debris, but if there was one, they will find it. they'll find explosive residue, fragments of a timer, something to that effect. they will likely find it in the next few days. michael? >> all right, kerry. thank you so much. filmmaker quentin tarantino says he was surprised by the backlash against comments he made at an anti-police brutality protest. last month tarantino marched with hundreds of others in the rally. he said if you believe there's murder going on, you need to rise up and stand up against it. he added he was there to say he's on the side of the murdered. police unions across the country then called for a boycott of his movies. tarantino expressed shock over
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interview on msnbc's "all in." >> i was under the impression i was an american and that i had first-amendment rights and there was no problem with me going to an anti-police brutality protest and speaking my mind. just because i was at an anti-police brutal protest doesn't mean i'm anti-police. >> tarantino says there are many police officers who are fans of his work. he says they'll now make up their minds and we'll see what happens. a mall being built at the transportation hub is not going to hope this year as originally planned. "the new york times" reports a persistent water leak delaying the opening of the west field world trade center mall. more than 100 tenants hope to be open for this holiday shopping season. we're told the multibillion dollar mall is now expected to open in the first half of next year, 2016. the defense department is coming under fire for what two republican senators call paid
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patriotism patriotism. arizona senators john mccain and jeff flake say the pentagon should not be paying sports teams millions of dollars to honor america's service members. they say soldiers should be saluted for their efforts, but the cost of letting them throw out the first pitch or letting them sing the national anthem should not be passed along to taxpayers. >> to find out the taxpayer is paying for it, it kind of cheapens a whole lot, and that's not right. >> a defense department spokesman says new guidelines have already been put in place for patriotic promotions at sporting events. >>th> on staten island, there's now a tribute to a soldier who died a hero. a monument honoring staff sergeant michael ollis now stands at the michael j.patreaty in sunnyside. he saved a lieutenant in the polish army by shielding him from a suicide bomber. in fact, members of the polish military attended the unveiling
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of that statue. >> we remember reporting that story. incredible heroism. >> to give your life for someone else a comrade. just ahead, an airline adding a holiday fee for passengers. >> they're a grinch. plus, it's a big hit in one elementary school. we'll tell you why this robot is now roaming the halls. and a life-saving moment caught on camera. see the video recorded by a dash cam inside a highway patrol officer's car. and it is a very foggy morning outside. we're going to have weather and traffic on the 4s straight ahead. but everyone is being warned and being advised be very, very careful with that lower visibility.
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it's 5:14. four things to know this morning. search crews will return to the water off breezy point, queens, this morning. a small plane crashed late last night. one man's body has been fulled from the water. some low poll numbers could keep chris christie off the main stage during tuesday's gop presidential debate. fox will announce the participants today. mercedes recalling more than 126,000 cars and suvs because of a malfunction that could cause air bags to deploy without warning.
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and starting today, local marines will be stationed around town. they'll be collecting toys for tots. you'll see those donation boxes at toys-r-us stores across our area. always a great program and really makes the holiday for some kids who otherwise wouldn't have as much fun and joy. >> it's a wonderful thing. >> wonderful event. >> and it's 5:15 right now. we'll check weather and traffic, starting with chrissy mooe cimino. >> good morning, guys. still not feeling like the christmas season. we're heading close to 70 again this afternoon, despite the fact we have a lot of clouds. main story this morning, poor visibility due to some dense fog. budget some extra time in your commute. it'll be overcast and mild through the afternoon. upper 60s. bring the umbrella long just for a spot shower chance during the course of the afternoon. all of these counties shaded in gray, dense fog advisory in effect until 10:00 a.m. this morning. build in extra time because you're going to have to travel slower. city is not too bad.
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down the shore rbelmar is about a half mile. temperatures, again, well above the normal. normal high is 57 for this time of year. today. forecasting 74. that would tie the record for the day for november 6th. 48 in delaware and water gap. 53 in oakland. these temperatures even milder than we've seen in recent mornings. cloud cover overnight kept the temperatures up. you get closer to the city, you get closer to the upper 50s to near 60 degrees. a murky day. a shower or two after the dense fog lifts. tonight, again, a couple showers around. dense fog could return in some spots. only 62. that's the low in midtown. the normal high is 57. 50s in the suburbs. a very mild, muggy night. then for tomorrow morning, fog burns off. clouds should break for at least some intervals of sun. any sun at all will quickly send the temperatures into the 70s. some spots could get to between 75 and 80 degrees for a while. then a cold front slides on through. clouds on saturday. more sun to the north.
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more clouds to the south. low 60s. then it starts to cool down saturday night. by the time we get to sunday and monday, back to where it should be for this time of year. kind of a crisp day with sunshine on sunday in the mid-50s. lows close to 40. more clouds by tuesday. could be a shower late near 60. still not bad middle of next week with a high of 61 degrees. few seconds after 5:17. let's head over to lauren. >> good morning, everyone. let's head to the bayonne bridge. construction is normally wrapped up by now, but it will remain closed until at least 5:30 this morning. let's take a live look outside. we'll show you what the roads look like. here's the brooklyn bridge. you have roadwork out there causing a bit of a delay on the bqe and the manhattan bound side of the span is shut down until 6:00 a.m. heading over to the george washington bridge, things look pretty good here. everything is moving along nicely into the tolls on both levels. visibility is not great over at the link coln tunnel or holland tunnel.
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we'll have your next weather and traffic update on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you. president obama is about to travel into the history books. he will become the first president to visit laos. the u.s. heavily bombed that country during the vietnam war. it was part of the infamous ho chee min supply trail. in today's cnbc money report, more americans are planning to travel this thanksgiving. the industry group airlines for america says u.s. airlines are anticipating more than 25 million passengers over that holiday weekend, up 3% from last year. they say they're already adding extra flights to help meet the demand. now, one airline has a holiday surprise for passengers. it's frontier airlines. they're raising their bag fee just for the holiday season from $25 to $30. the fee increase is in effect from november 19th through january 5th. yes, the holiday season. >> of course. >> frontier is a low-cost
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airline. they fly out of laguardia and trenton. the airline plans to raise the fee at other popular travel times throughout the year like spring break. welcome on board. >> thank you so much. it's 5:18 right now. a robot will soon be roaming the halls of one maryland elementary school. 10-year-old payton walton will soon travel here to new york to undergo cancer treatment. to help her keep up with her school work, she's going to virtually attend classes at her elementary school. she will control this robot with an app. she'll be able to have conversations. she calls it p.a.v.s., payton's awesome virtual self. >> it's technology. i mean, what 10-year-old does not love technology? there's definitely a cool factor to this. >> for sure. the technology costs about $3,000. students chipped in to help pay for it. payton will be here in new york for about five weeks.
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york and hope that everything goes well. i'm so glad that she's able to participate in class. >> what a great idea. >> the kids are really open and welcoming. fantastic. >> good luck, payton. this morning we're seeing a dash camera video which shows what happened when an ohio trooper stopped to help a baby who wasn't breathing. >> here you see the trooper pull up to the baby girl's parents as they were rushing her to the hospital. the father says the daughter sun responsive. he performed cpr in the front seat of the car. the trooper was given a certificate of recognition yesterday. >> wow. >> it's incredible. certified first responders. >> absolutely. saved a life right there. all right. coming up at 5:20, why more than 5 million people have watched one woman's trip to a starbucks drive through. and this painting is set to sell for tens of millions. not just because of who painted it but when it was painted. >> i like the way i use blue in that.
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great, mind if i have another tae faste? not at all mmm you're all right bud? never better i don't know if he likes that. yeah part of the complete breakfast welcome back. this morning it's 60 degrees out. 5:26 right now. one woman's starbucks order is getting millions of views on facebook.
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drive through in st. augustine, florida. king is deaf, and when the barista realized, she turned on a screen to use sign language to commune katd. king was so excited she posted it on facebook. this has more than 5 million views. >> that's fantastic. >> but the sign language school in st. augustine, florida, is there as well. that starbucks accepts -- >> that's great. >> it's really great to be sensitive to everyone who's dealing with some sort of disability. we salute them. a landscape painted by vincent van gogh expected to be the big draw at an auction tonight. >> the painting is titled "landscape under a stormy sky." it depicts a field in southern france. it was painted in 1889, one year before van gogh's death. it's expected to sell for $50 million to $70 million. the record price for a van gogh painting sold at auction is $82.5 million. >> i'm telling you now, i'm going $60 million and not a
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>> they better take american express, right, people? >> better take my discover card. >> roker will outbid you. >> roker! >> at the very end. i could paint those clouds. come on. mine would sell for about $1.50. >> i'd buy it. >> very sweet. we have a lot of clouds to paint today, unfortunately. the whole sky is going to be gray throughout. visibility quarter of a mile or less in some areas. dense fog advisory. maybe a sprinkle or two this afternoon. it stays cloudy tonight. dense fog could return again along with a couple showers. look at that temperature. very mild at 62 degrees. clouds early saturday, thinning out to sun in the afternoon, 62. really a typical autumn day on sunday. lots of sunshine and temperatures in the mid-50s. really, the weekend is something to look forward to. mild to start. gets a little chillier at the end. >> thank you very much, chris. >> hi, guys. we have our first subway problems of the morning.
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we have delays right now on downtown e, f, m, and r trains all because of a rail condition. major commuter lines are running just fine. we'll take a live look outside. we've been talking about fog. in new jersey, there's a speed restriction on the turnpike between interchange 4 and 12. no reported delays at the airports just yet. safe to say they may be coming. you'll want to check in with your individual carriers this morning. >> okay, lauren. thanks so much. ahead, it's the new twist in the investigation of a police officer death that police now say was not what it appeared to be. plus, a remarkable discovery deep under washington square park. >> reporter: and i'm katherine creag live in queens, where a small plane crashed in breezy point. it happened right over here by the beach. search crews recovered the body of a man. we'll tell you what else they found coming up. and if you're about to head out the door, take us with you and keep watching "today in new york." download the news 4 new york app on your mobile device right now.
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right now, crews are preparing to return to the water off queens where a small plane went down last night. plus two, people shot in new jersey, one of them a 9-year-old girl.
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and fighting the fog. it's tough to see as you head out the door. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everyone. thursday morning. it is november 5th. a foggy thursday morning. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. storm team 4's chris cimino here with the forecast. chris said a couple hours to go with the fog though. >> yeah, probably midmorning things should start to lift. we're seeing some locations the visibility coming up in the last hour. that's a good sign. still a dense fog advisory in effect through 10:00 a.m. officially to cover it. i think most areas will see visibility improve before 10:00 a.m. 2 1/2 miles in the city. half mile in farmingdale. even belmar is up a little bit. still dense in bridgeport, west westhampton, islip. look for a lot of morning clouds, dense fog, a shower or two this afternoon. let's see if there are any early trouble spots. >> not too many trouble spots. as you've been saying, very
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we have a missing sewer grate on truck route 1-9. two lanes are affected by that. delays are not so bad just yet. we'll take a live look outside at the belt parkway, where you can see just how thick this fog is. that is the belt parkway by lefferts boulevard. we have a speed restriction on the new jersey turnpike between interchanges 4 and 12. be careful. more weather and traffic coming up. >> lauren, thank you. 5:31 right now. search crews preparing to head back into the water off queens where a small plane went down. katherine creag is there with the latest on the search. >> reporter: darlene, the search will resume in a matter of hours. what we've seen this morning is that one police vehicle has been going up and down from the beach over here and then going back. there's that big nypd truck blocking that area, guarding this area, making sure it's off limits. it is foggy now, but it wasn't foggy when the small plane went
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the first 911 call came in just before 8:00. the nypd special operations unit converged on beach 219th street near breezy point boulevard. some of the residents out here heard a loud crash. they came running as well to see if they could help. nypd search crews discovered the tail section and body of the plane and later on found the body of a victim, that of a man. here's one of the nypd radio transmissions made during the search. >> we just recovered part of the wing, and we're still searching for more. >> reporter: and it is unknown how many people had been in the plane. it was able to seat as many as six people. there are reports that the plane, again, a small plane registered in new hampshire, was headed from philadelphia, destination unknown, but the faa also taking part in the investigation. back to you, darlene. >> kat, thank you. this morning, an area near washington square park is closed
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historic burial site. they were replacing a water main near the park. that's when they found two burial vaults and bones dating back to the 19th century. washington square was a burial place for the poor at the time. so it's not unusual that a vault was found right next to it. archaeologists say it has a story to tell. >> we can hopefully, you know, reach out to the descendent church and the descendents and start to put the story a bit together. >> so archaeologists and anthropologists are working now with the city to, you might say, dig up more information about this historic site. 5:33 right now. happening today, the star prosecution witness in the corruption trial of former new york state assembly speaker sheldon silver is expected to wrap up his testimony. he testified yesterday he referred cases to silver's law firm in exchange for research funding from albany. he also told the jury that silver helped his children get job. silver is accused of accepting more than $4 million in payoffs and kickbacks.
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time for a check of weather and traffic on the 4s. chris, looks like you're rising out of the fog right there. >> that's pretty much what we're looking at outside. a lot of fog in parts of the area. some areas more dense than others. we're going to deal with this, i think, through the morning commute. poor visibility due to that fog. budget in extra time for the commute as well. then it stays overcast generally speaking the rest of the day. maybe bright spots here or there. a lot of cloud cover. mild. we're in the upper 60s. may want to bring along the lightweight umbrella. there could be a couple spot showers and sprinkles around from time to time this afternoon. right now in the city, warm spot starting out at 60 degrees. by noon, we're at 67. 3:00, 69. that should be the high for the day. just watch out for a couple spotty, light showers. fog could return tonight. we'll talk more about that in a little bit. here to talk about the commute is lauren. >> we have some subway delays out there. delays on e, f, m, and r trains because of a rail condition. your major commuter lines look good. if you're getting on the buses, about 15 detours, most of them in the bronx and manhattan
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today. hopefully that should get wrapped up soon. a lot of that is because of paving projects. and alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. we'll have more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. right now in new jersey, a 9-year-old girl is recovering. she was shot late last night in asbury park. that's where tracie strahan is now. >> reporter: well, asbury park police continue to block off the area where that young girl was grazed in the head. she was actually inside of her home at the time watching television when it all happened. it remains unclear this morning if the suspect involved in this actually exchanged gunfire with police. all of this happening around 7:30 last night. when it happened, police quickly swarmed the area immediately afterwards. the young girl's pastor and other neighbors say police were chasing a suspect who was armed when the gunfire erupted. one bullet grazed that young girl.
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suspect who his relatives have identified as 20-year-old dante allen. his sister came to the scene last night and said she was still trying to figure out exactly what happened. >> because i don't want top believe it, you know. i don't want to -- i guess you could say i'm in denial if it is going on, you know. i don't want to believe it. >> reporter: according to his relatives, dante allen not only also arrested. his charges at this point, unknown. the good news in all of this, we can tell you that the young girl was released from the hospital. she is expected to make a full recovery. >> certainly good news there, tracie. thank you very much. a contract battle for city university of new york employees has turned ugly. dozens were arrested during a rally yesterday. officers handcuffed protesters who blocked doors at cuny's headquarters in midtown. workers say they've been working
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without a contract for five years. they say they haven't had a raise during that time. the university says it's offered a new contract with a 6% raise. the union would not accept the deal, according to cuny. this morning, new information in the case of an illinois police officer hailed a hero after dying while on duty. yesterday, investigators confirmed lieutenant joe gliniewicz was a, quote, carefully staged suicide. that's not all they revealed. this morning, the officer's family is now part of the investigation. kerry barrett is in the newsroom with more. some disturbing new details, kerry. >> yeah, let me give you some of the background. a stunning announcement. this was two months after officers all across the country were mourning his death. as you mentioned, authorities say lieutenant joseph gliniewicz killed himself. police believe he'd been stealing, embezzling, and laundering money for years, all from a police program for kids. they say he spent it on vacations and porn sites. hundreds of investigators have been poring through thousands of
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pages of financial records, tens of thousands of e-mails and texts, including this one sent on june 25th. it says, you'll have to start dumpbing money into that account or you'll be visiting me in jail. they say the day after town officials asked for a complete inventory of this explorer program and a financial report, he killed himself. but first, while he was on duty, he called dispatch and said that he was chasing three suspicious people. >> gliniewicz had significant experience staging mock crime scenes. >> getting to his family now, when asked if officer gliniewicz's wife melody knew what was going on, she would not answer, but her lawyer says she investigation. however, sources close to us say that his wife and his son are now the focus of this embezzlement investigation. people, of course n that community, many of them are angry. they raised thousands of dollars to help this family after his death, and now to learn that perhaps the family was in on it
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as well, they feel duped. they feel disgusted. darlene? >> all right, kerry barrett in the news room. thank you. happening today, a full honor guard will be on hand when mta police officers say good-bye to a loyal member of their canine unit. archer served the department for the last nine years. he will be put to sleep after a series of health problems. he was a familiar sight throughout the transit system. he helped check unattended bags and to assist officers on patrol. so this is a final and very noble salute for archer. >> absolutely. and a member of that officer's family as well. it is 5:39. just ahead, it is like a bustling city underground. a new look at a massive mta project. >> plus, we have the rockefeller center tree, but it is nothing like this holiday celebration. we're going to tell you where they used, yes, "star wars" to kick off the holiday season. and the fog has settled in around town.
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chris will tell us when this will burn off. he's going to do it in a 3cp0 costume. you're watching "today in new york." this holiday i can count on being slammed with orders. we're getting slammed with orders. and my customers knowing right when their packages arrive. totally slammed! introducing real-time delivery notifications. one more reason
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a live look -- i think that's the gwb. >> i think so. >> it's the fog that's outside. chris is going to talk about that in a second. right now, an annual tradition on its way to rockefeller center. we're talking about the holiday tree. yesterday the 78-foot-high norway spruce was loaded on to a flatbed truck. a family feared it was going to fall on their home. rather than chop it down, they decided to let everybody enjoy it. you can see it arrive tomorrow morning here at rockefeller center live on the "today" show. they've got to find five consecutive spaces on 49th street first. you can watch the tree lighting ceremony wednesday, december 2nd. "star wars" fans are going to enjoy holiday shopping at one department store in paris. take a look.
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the department store and disney are teaming up for a "star wars" themed christmas display. the tribute was unveiled yesterday with choreography, stunts, a light show, people dressed as "star wars" characters. the new "star wars" film hits theaters next month. i would love to see something like that. >> okay. 5:44 right now. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. the whole holiday/"star wars" connection is a tenuous one. >> we're reaching. before. meantime, as that tree does approach rockefeller center tomorrow, we're talking about record-warm temperatures. doesn't feel like the holiday season. not yet. i'm sure we'll get there eventually. right now, very mild this morning. 60 degrees. the sky is cloudy and foggy. not too bad in the city. visibility is okay. some of the suburbs still seeing visibility around a quarter of a mile. it's beginning to improve in some locations.
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stay in effect until about 10:00 a.m. this morning. it's at that point right now in white plains, bridgeport, and westhampton. notice the city is 2 1/2 miles. morristown, you've come up from a quarter of a mile to 1 1/3 miles. belmar has improved dramatically, back up to five miles. some areas, the fog is burning off. longer. the school day forecast. at the bus stop, fog and 40s and 50s. recess time, mild but cloudy, 67. could be a couple showers at dismissal time. temperatures still in the upper 60s. a little drizzle and fog after school. could be a dill damp but relatively mild for any activities. meantime, a lot of low clouds around this morning. you see a couple sprinkles meander on through. light showers this afternoon. same thing into the evening hours. nothing really heavy or organized out there. again, notice the cloud cover hangs tough. that'll keep us mild. a few more showers overnight to
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the south and east of us. we may get a little break in the cloud cover north. that will allow for some sunshine. that combined with a southwest wind could send temperatures into the mid and upper 70s tomorrow afternoon. the record high for the day is 74. we could very well get there. then the actual cold front slides towards us with a couple showers tomorrow evening. that'll press south and east. some leftover clouds for a time on saturday. they finally kick on out of here later saturday afternoon into saturday evening and cooler weather finally by sunday. but it's mild again today, even with the clouds. fog, just a cloudy afternoon, a couple stray showers, upper 60s. tonight, low 60s. that's it. dense fog could reform again. the change comes as we get into the weekend. clouds on saturday gradually giving way to late-day sun. 62, chillier at night. only mid-50s but sunny on sunday. upper 50s monday. maybe another shower or two by tuesday. a high again near 60. lauren scala is standing by with the commute information. >> it is still pretty quiet out there. we have a new problem, but not a terrible one. a disabled vehicle heading northbound in the local lanes on
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the garden state parkway by cheesequake park. that's in the left lane. it's really not causing much of a problem. heading over to the sewer grate that's still missing on truck route 1-9 northbound before communipaw avenue, that takes up two lanes. we'll take a live look outside at the roads. this is the fdr drive on the upper east side. things still moving along nicely. manhattan is doing fine. west side highway is a great option as well. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. more weather and traffic coming up. >> lauren, thanks so much. 5:47 now. the mta giving us a look at what's being called the nation's biggest construction project. it's the new long island railroad terminal being built under grand central terminal. it's still seven years away from being finished. once it's open, there will be eight tracks stretching from 42nd to 50th streets. the new terminal is expected to help shorten the daily commute times for more than 100,000 long island railroad riders. news 4 has found it comes at a steep cost.
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than $10 billion. >> how do you justify more than $10 billion? >> because new york is an expensive town. because we are actually paying our people well. i'm talking about the labor. that's reflected into the cost. >> you can see more of the underground tour on our website, nbcnewyork.com. meanwhile, amtrak says repairs on the rail tunnels damaged by superstorm sandy are not going to start until the end of the decade. design work for the repairs of the tunnels urn the east and hudson rivers is about 30% complete. amtrak says the goal is to finish the design phase and then around 2020 take one of those east river tunnels out of service and repair it completely. now to a news 4 exclusive. the search is on in brooklyn for the men who viciously beat a victim for his iphone. 37-year-old gary wynne garden suffered severe cuts and bruises
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police say he was jumped by three men on the corner of fulton street and schenectady avenue. the men punched and kicked him and stole his iphone 6. he spoke exclusively to news 4. >> i was like, wow, you are being -- you're getting your butt whooped right now. like, you're getting beaten hard. i had never been beaten like that before. in the head. it was so -- it was just one blow after another. >> if you have any information on this attack, please give police a call. 5:49 now. the match between serena williams and a phone thief, the score, 15-0. the tennis champion posted the story and the photo on facebook. this photo of her in a super woman outfit. she says she was eating dinner tuesday. she noticed a man lurking near her. a little voice she calls her superhero sense told her to watch that man. suddenly, he made a move, grabbed her phone. serena ran after him.
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she called it a win for the ladies. >> lucky that's all she did. it's 5:49. this morning, a remarkable story in ohio. a boy who went missing 13 years ago from alabama is now found alive and well. julian hernandez was 3 years old when he vanished. turns out he was living under another name in cleveland. that's where police say his noncustodial father took him. that man was arrested. the case was cracked when julian applied to college. his social security number did not match federal records. this morning, those memories you may have from events of nassau coliseum, they've become history. ground breaking set for the arena's $130 million makeover. of course, home to the islanders for so many years. now it's going to become smaller by about 5,000 seats. but the new coliseum should open around the end of next year. so it will be a new era. >> it will. all right. just ahead, it is a very personal thank you made public.
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exciting news there. well, if you can fly a jet but you want to soar even higher, nasa wants to hear from you. they're taking applications for the next generation of astronauts. anybody? anybody? >> lauren is going to do it. >> this is in preparation for a manned trip to mars. right now there are fewer than 50 nasa astronauts. of course, this job is not for everyone. you need a college education, strong in math, science, or engineering. and you have to be physically fit to endure a year in space. now, if this sounds like you -- and you have to be able to fly a jet. okay. so if this sounds like you, start applying december 14th. >> don't watch "gravity" show. no, thanks. >> they want a lot of things out of an astronaut. that's stressful. >> we're the liberal arts majors. >> we'll be on the ground waving. >> taking pictures. >> looking forward to that. we're diehl ealing with a lot of fog this morning. in parts of the area, the
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visibility is down to a quarter mile. be careful. the low clouds linger all day. there could be a couple spotty showers. even with the limited sunshine, we make it back into the upper 60s. low 60s tonight with areas of dense fog redeveloping. i think we get to the mid-70s tomorrow. if we get to 74 or better, that's record territory. a little feather in our cap for november. >> breakfast on chris. >> hey, lauren. >> good morning. we have a new accident out there for people commuting in rockland county. if your heading towards the tappan zee bridge, there's an accident on the throughway southbound just before you get to the garden state parkway connector. take it easy no matter where you're traveling. all good news from the trains. we had subway delays. arizona that's all wrapped up. >> thanks very much. former rutgers football player eric le grand is publicly expressing his appreciation for his mother in a new and
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>> le grand thanked his mother in his 2012 book "believe." now he's doing it again but in a bigger way. five years after suffering a paralyzing injury in a rutgers football game, le grand offered some touching words to his mom in a lengthy letter published online. the letter reads in part, you've dedicated your life to helping me be great and be the man i am today, and i cannot thank you enough for everything you've done for me. without you, i don't know what i would do because you make life so much easier. what a wonderful young man. clearly raised by a fantastic mother. >> certainly. and you can read the entirety of that letter on our website, nbcnewyork.com. well, it's 5:56 right now. coming up next, a controversy in new jersey. you won't believe what seventh graders were asked to do. and also at 6:00 a.m., an update on that plane mystery off the coast of queens. we'll be live as search crews are getting ready to return to the waters there. and if you are about to head
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now at 6:00, new questions about a deadly plane plunge off the coast of queens as we wait for police divers to return to the water. the thick fog could hamper those efforts. storm team 4 will tell us how this heavy fog could also impact our morning commute. plus, we'll tell you why chris christie may not be taking the main stage during the next republican presidential debate. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everyone. 6 a.m. right now. it is thursday morning, november 5th. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. we've been watching the fog all morning. let's check in with chris cimino and see if we're making any progress. >> in some locations, we are.
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it will be a process. takes a while to form. takes a while to dissipate. we have a dense fog advisory in all the of the areas shaded in gray. it's officially in effect until 10:00 a.m. some spots already seeing improvement in terms of the visibility coming up. belmar now back up to eight miles. you were at a half mile at one point. getting worse at islip, down to 1/8 mile. even white plains still stuck at 1/4 mile. some places it's getting a little better, some places a little worse. from the city on east, seems to be a little more dense out there. be aware of that through the morning commute. after that, lots of clouds throughout the day but it's mild. could be a spot shower here or there. forecasting a high of 69 degrees. let's see how the roads are handling the fog and the rest of the commute, lauren. >> we have a couple problems out there. a water main break. this will get in your way in bayonne on route 440 southbound by danforth avenue. then a vehicle fire on the major
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deegan northbound by 230th street. this just came in. you can see delays in both directions. i'll keep a close eye on this. weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. >> thank you very much, lauren. 6:01 right now. now to the mystery surrounding a plane crash off the coast of queens. a body and plane debris were discovered late last night in the waters off breezy point. katherine creag is there. kat, what is the status of the search right now? >> reporter: it'll resume in the morning, a little later this morning, darlene. we'll see the harbor unit of the nypd, scuba divers as well. the coast guard will be back here at this site. you see the nypd truck guarding this site, making sure no one steps into it because this is still technically a crime scene. there was a huge gathering here of nypd, faa, search crews. it's foggy right now, but it wasn't foggy when the small plane went down in the evening. the first 911 call came in before 8:00. the nypd special operations yunts
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converged on beach 219th street. soon after, search crews discovered the tail section and body of that plane and later on found the body of a victim. here's one ofts radio transmissions. >> if we can get more harbor boats. >> reporter: and it's unknown how many people had been in the plane. six people. darlene, there are reports that plane itself was registered in new hampshire. it had left philadelphia earlier in the evening. also the faa investigating this as well. >> kat, thank you. right now, a 9-year-old girl is recovering at home after being shot in new jersey. witnesses say police were chasing a man in asbury park about 7:30 last night when gunfire erupted. one bullet grazed the young girl's head. she was inside her home at the time just watching television.
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20-year-old dante allen was shot in the leg. he's now in the hospital. tracie strahan will have reaction from allen's sister coming up at 6:30. filmmaker quentin tarantino says he was surprised by the backlash against comments he made at an anti-police brutality protest. last month tarantino marched with hundreds of others in the rally and said if you believe there's murder going on, then you need to rise up and stand up against it. he added that he was there to say he's on the side of the murdered. police unions across the country then called for a boycott of his movies. tarantino expressed his shock over the backlash in an exclusive interview on msnbc's "all in." >> i was under the impression i was an american and that i had first-amendment rights and there was no problem with me going to an anti-police brutality protest and speaking my mind. just because i was at an anti-police brutality protest
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doesn't mean i'm anti pice. >> tarantino says there's many police officers who are fans of his work. he says they'll now make up their own minds and see what happens. today governor cuomo and mayor de blasio will both be in puerto rico. they're going to take part in a big health care rally there to pressure congress to give the island medicare and medicaid reimbursements. right now puerto rico is struggling in $72 million in debt. a good portion of that amount is blamed on soaring health care costs. time for weather and traffic on this thursday morning. nice temperatures, not really chris. >> another warm day today. even with the low clouds and very little sun, if any at all. i think it stays overcast today. we're dealing with fog early on. that's main weather story out there. poor visibility due to dense fog in parts of the area. dense fog advisory in effect until about 10:00 a.m. budget in a little extra time. overcast and mild for the afternoon. back to the upper 60s. your normal high is about 57. bring along a small umbrella. could be a couple spotty showers
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around. upper 50s in the city right now to near 60. areas of dense fog close to town. 69 should be the high for the day. there could be fog again later on tonight. more on that in a little bit. let's find out about the commute from lauren. >> a couple problems out there. new ones popping up. this one has been out there for a while on truck route 1-9 northbound before communipaw avenue, a missing sewer grate. heavy delays on the fdr because of an accident by 63rd street. delays go back 10 to 15 blocks there. definitely head to local streets or the west side highway. heading to our commuter checklist, 20 to 30-minute delays on the harlem line for metro north commuters through the vicinity of bronxville. otherwise, everything is moving along fine. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. >> all right, lauren. thank you. 6:06 right now. now the latest on that russian passenger jet that crashed in egypt.
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it now appears a bomb may have been on board. kerry barrett is in the newsroom following the overnight developments. >> officials saying that potential bomb may have been put there by isis. if that is true, it has so many security implications. of course, it also kind of recalibrates what we know about how isis operates and what that terror group is capable of. it is important to know that british and u.s. officials say there is no hard evidence of a bomb bringing down this russian metro jet, but it is a significant possibility. 224 people died, and russian doctors are saying the bodies of the passengers who sat in the rear of the plane showed injuries that are consistent with some sort of explosion. however, experts say that explosion could have come from a mechanical failure that blew up a fuel tank. at sharm el-sheikh airport, where that airplane took off,
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two employees have been arrested for access. >> russia recently has increased its presence in syria. so the fact that isis may want to respond is not unlikely at all. >> getting an explosive device on to an aircraft in this region is a real game changer for security. >> of course, the plane's black boxes will tell a little bit more. one of them is damaged. also, u.s. satellites detected a heat flash where that plane was last located, but again, that could indicate a mechanical failure or a deliberate explosion. isis, of course, now under attack by the russian military in syria. they claim they brought down that plane. russia has dismissed that claim. we'll see where this goes. >> kerry barrett in the newsroom. thank you. the "today" show will have much more on the investigation into the russian jet crash. that is ahead at 7:00 a.m. well, this morning we're getting a look at the injuries caused by a box cutter attack on the subway in brooklyn. these pictures are disturbing. matt huff was on the c train in brooklyn when he and another man were attacked.
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he says he tried to jump to the next car. his leg got stuck in the door, and that's when the man carved a line on to his head. huff needed 28 stitches. police did arrest 29-year-old stanley gary a short time later. >> today we should find out whether governor chris christie will be included in tuesday's big republican debate. politico reports fox is about to announce the lineup. christie is running just below a critical threshold in the polls that could keep him off the main stage. instead, christie could end up at what's called the earlier, quote, kids' table. in this morning's cnbc money report, a social media giant making big waves on wall street. cnbc's landon dowdy joins us with those details. so landon, good news for facebook money-wise. >> that's right. you said it. watch shares of facebook today. they hit an all-time high in afterhours trading last night as the social media giant's earnings beat wall street forecasts. facebook now has 1.55 billion
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users who log on at least once a month. the company is also launching a new app called notify next week that alerts users to articles on sites such as mashable and "the washington post." and the friendly skies are going to be a bit crowded this thanksgiving. an airline industry group says u.s. carriers are expected to fly 25.3 million passengers over the holiday weekend. that's up 3% from last year. airlines are adding flights to meet demand. the group also says the top ten u.s. airlines earned a collected $18 billion in the first nine months of this year thanks to a drop in fuel costs. guys, i'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but it looks like jfk is going to be busier. >> yet spirit and frontier are going to charge you more to check a bag during the holiday season. >> $5 to $10 based on when you check in, whether you do it online or at the check-in counter. the earlier you can do it, the better. >> it's a real bummer because it's not prohibitive to the traveler. you're going to do it anyway because it's a few dollars. but they get to make a whole bunch. >> those $5, they add up over time. >> absolutely. landon, thank you so much.
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>> thanks, guys. >> 6:10 right now. still ahead, a controversial homework assignment. we're going to show you the question that's raising concerns at a school in new jersey. stay tuned, tell us what you think about it. >> and up next, a new report on premature births. how our area compares when it comes to the rest of the nation. and your weather and traffic on the 4s is coming up. you're watching "today in new
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welcome back. 6:14, 60 degrees out. the beginning of november. imagine that. it's november 5th. it's time for weather and traffic on the 4s. you get to bring the good news this week, chris. >> yeah, for the most part.
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the only issue this morning, just a little bit of fog. you saw it in that shot. it's patchy in nature. starting to thin out in some spots and getting more dense in others. a dense fog advisory will stay in effect for all the counties shaded in gray until 10:00 this morning. now down to 1/8 mile in islip. about a half mile in sussex. along the jersey coast, things are getting better there. temperature swing today, we're heading back up to the mid-60s by late morning and flirting with 70 by early afternoon. again, if we get a few breaks of sun, we could get to 70. right now we think the clouds will rule most of the day. a couple spotty showers can't be ruled out either. generally 50 to 55 covers most of new jersey. across long island, same scenario. north and west this morning, not as chilly. temperature there is in the low 50s. a couple light sprinkles trying to work their way up the coast. for the most part, other than that, it's all about this.
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see that little grayish, whitish area? that's the low cloud deck. that's the fog out there. it'll break up at times this morning. kind of a murky day the rest of the way. a lot of clouds, a shower or two can't be ruled out. in the upper 60s. a mild night again tonight with dense fog potentially returning along with a couple showers. a low of 62 in the city. 50s in the suburbs. for tomorrow, low clouds and fog early. some breaks of sun in the mid afternoon hours. could get us to record highs. the record high for the date is 74 set back in 1948. we could easily get to that, maybe higher than that in inland spots. low 60s saturday. it dries out. clouds more to the south, more sun to the north. by sunday, notice the flow of air out of the north. that's a cooler wind direction. it will be a little chill ler on sunday with a high of 5:. upper 50s with sunshine earlier next week. we're back near 60 again wednesday with a mix of clouds and sunshine. lauren, how's the commute? >> we have a whole bunch of problems out there. going to start with the rails. 20 to 30-minute delays on the
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harlem line through bronxville because of police activity. other commuter lines and subways doing fine. now let's talk about the roads. we have an accident on the new york state throughway southbound just before the garden state parkway connector. that's been moved to the shoulder. still some delays getting into this area. we have a vehicle fire on the deegan northbound by west 230th street. two lanes shut down. plenty of rubber necking delays southbound through this area. try to avoid the deegan. also, the fdr drive, this accident southbound by 71st street. you can see it out here in the left lane causing plenty of delays. they go all the way back past 96th street at this point. the west side highway would be the way to go. and then we have this water main break on 440 southbound by danforth avenue. also shuts down two lanes. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. one more accident for you, l.i.e. westbound out by the sea ford oyster bay expressway. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> thank you. 6:17 right now. new this morning t may be 2015,
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but a new report card from the march of dimes shows that premature births are still an issue in our country. the report finds the national preterm birthrate is about 9.5%, earning a grade of c. in the tri-state, new york and connecticut received a b. new jersey given a c. experts say women should see a doctor before they get pregnant. they should start on prenatal vitamins and get chronic conditions like asthma and diabetes under control. well, right now, the wife and the son of the illinois police officer who officials now believe committed suicide are under investigation. authorities say fox lake lieutenant joseph gliniewicz died in a carefully staged suicide back in september. they say he had been stealing and laundering money from a police program intended for young people. authorities believe he took his own life because he feared an audit would uncover those criminal acts. sources say investigators believe the officer's wife and son may have been involved. they say in a text message that
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back the program's account or that he would end up in jail. well, it is a story that defies the odds. a boy missing for 13 years found alive and well. his name is julian hernandez. he was 3 years old when he vanished from alabama. police always suspected he was taken by his noncustodial father. turns out the two were living in cleveland under assumed names. when julian applied to college, his social security number wasn't matching any federal records. unfortunately, we've reported on stories like this so often where a noncustodial parent leaves with a child and the child is often never seen again for many years or ever. >> the family is changed forever. >> that's right. 6:20 right now. still ahead, secrets of new york uncovered. what was found during a construction project right in the middle of manhattan. and don't forget, follow the entire "today in new york" team on facebook and twitter. we'll be right back.
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a live look there at times square. it's 6:23 on this thursday morning. serena williams proving she's a champion both on the court and off. >> she was able to stop a thief. the tennis champ posted the story and this photo on facebook. she says she was eating dinner tuesday when she noticed a man lurking near her. a little voice she called her superhero sense told her to watch him. suddenly the man grabbed her phone.
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he said service a it was a win for the ladies ladies. >> i can't imagine someone not knowing serena, if you live in the world. did he do it on purpose because it was her phone or was he just trying to steal a phone? it doesn't matter because she caught him. >> because she's a world-class athlete. >> don't mess with that. >> good for her. >> i love that little superhero voice she has inside. that's what we're missing. i have voices in my head, but they're not superheroes. that's what's messing me up. that's the problem. all right. we have some fog out there this morning early on. that we will contend with for another two to three hours. look for the fog to give way to a mostly cloudy sky this afternoon. a few sprinkles, shower or two can't be ruled out. upper 60s. another mild day. mild night tonight, low 60s. could be areas of dense fog forming again. the good news comes this weekend. clouds linger for a time on saturday, but not bad at 62. sunday, bright and sunny, crisp. nice autumn classic.
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temperatures back into the mid-50s. a couple warm days still to go before we get back to reality. >> all right, chris. thank you. lauren? >> we have our first change to the ferries in a while. staten island ferry commuters, it will be operating on a modified schedule for the entire morning commute. that means less frequently. as of now, new york waterway and sea streak are still operating on normal schedules. we'll look outside at the inbound holland tunnel, where you have want a ten-minute wait into the tolls. we have an accident on the fdr drive causing delays. i'll have the details coming up. >> all right, lauren. thank you. 6:25. coming up next, an update on that plane mystery off the coast of queens. >> reporter: i'm katherine creag live in breezy point, where that search will resume a little later this morning. you can see it's foggy. over there toward the beach is where that plane came down. the body of a man was found. i'll have the latest coming up. >> reporter: and officers are
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police-involved shooting here in asbury park, new jersey, where a 9-year-old girl was caught in the crossfire. i'm tracie strahan live at the scene with the latest on the situation and the suspect. 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
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now at 6:30 a plane plunges into the water off of queens, leaving at least one person dead. we're live as crews get ready to resume their search. a young girl caught in crossfire during a shootout involving police officers. we'll tell you how she's doing this morning. plus, a heavy fog blanketing our area. look at that outside. we're going to tell you how long it's going to impact the commute. "today in new york" starts now. it's a major roadway down there. i think it was the tappan zee bridge, but it's so foggy outside. good morning, everybody. 6:30 a.m. on this thursday, november 5th. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm darlene rodriguez. chris cimino has the forecast for us.
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>> thick fog out there in some parts. a quarter of a mile in white plains. rockland and westchester county, pretty bad visibility. down the jersey shore, seems to be improving. half a mile in sussex. this will burn off after a while. the clouds will linger. we may get a break or two here or there. another mild day. high temperatures in the upper 60s. a little after 6:30. let's find out about the commute. >> we have some big problems in manhattan. fdr drive southbound now two accidents. the first one at 106th street. the next one at 71st street. both are in the left lane. delays awful getting into both of these. on the west side highway, we have a disabled vehicle southbound by 79th street. that's in the right lane. delays are also building through here. so if you can take local streets, if not, plan for extra time. here's your commuter checklist. metro north commuters on the
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20 to 30-minute delays because of police activity. otherwise, major commuter lines look good. >> lauren, thank you very much. an update now on that plane crash off the coast of queens. a body and aircraft debris were discovered late last night in the waters off of breezy point. katherine creag is there. kat, i guess they're waiting for conditions to improve enough to go back out and search again. >> reporter: indeed, michael. you can see all around us it is so foggy. the nypd is telling us the search will resume at some point this morning. scuba divers will be back in the water. it wasn't foggy, though, when that small plane went down in the evening. we're told the first 911 call came in before 8:00 p.m. the nypd special operations unit converge on beach 219th street near breezy point boulevard. you had the nypd harbor unit near, scuba divers as well. soon after, search crews discovered the tail section and body of the plane and later on,
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of a victim, that of a man. here's one of the nypd radio search. >> we're almost 90% sure it's a -- four to six-passenger plane. >> reporter: and it is unknown how many people had been in the plane, but the nypd says it was able to seat as many as six people. michael, there are reports the plane was registered in new hampshire. it had taken off from philadelphia. what we can see right now, there have been some nypd vehicles going back and forth here. that big nypd truck just guarding the scene, making sure no one goes into that area. back to you. >> all right, kat. thank you very much. now to a news 4 exclusive. the search is on in brooklyn for man who viciously beat a victim for his iphone. the 37-year-old suffered severe cuts and bruises to his head and face in monday's attack. police say he was jumped by three men on the corner of fulton street and schenectady avenue, not far from his apartment. the men punched and kicked him
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and stole his iphone 6. he spoke exclusively to news 4. >> i was like, wow, you are being -- you are getting your butt whooped right now. like, you're getting beaten hard. i'd never been -- i'd never been beaten like that before. in the head. i mean, it was so -- it was just one blow after another. >> if you have any information on this attack, give police a call. we have new information about an early morning crash on coney island. a video from scene shows at least one suv on top of another car on coney island avenue and avenue y. police say a total of five vehicles were involved is here, two of them overturned. the crash littered the street with debris and car parts. amazingly here, despite the scene, no one was hurt. police tell us that as of right now, no charges have been filed as well. well, today two lawmakers say they're going to release shocking undercover video that comes from inside day care centers.
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two state senators secretly looked into sanitation, and they looked into safety violations here in new york city. they say they're going to name facilities that are among the worst offenders. they also want city day care centers to get regular inspections and also get letter grades like restaurants. they would use, in fact, a similar system to the system that grades restaurants. that would be a big debate. parents always concerned about the safety of their children. >> of course. >> so maybe this would be a guide for that. >> all right. maybe, we'll see. 6:34 mean while. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. >> seeing may be an issue for some folks out there this morning because of the fog we're dealing with. seems to be most dense across long island, coastal areas of new jersey and connecticut as well and into the lower hudson valley. poor visibility due to that dense fog. budget extra time through the commute this morning. overcast and mild for the rest of the day. maybe a break or two here or there. i think the clouds are going to rule. even with that, we're back in the upper 60s. take along that lightweight umbrella. could be a couple spotty showers around. 60 right now.
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we're going to the upper 60s by noon. 69 the forecast high by about 3:00. we'll talk about the record-setting heat tomorrow. lauren has the latest on the commute right now. >> good morning, staten island ferry commuters. now operating on a modified schedule for the morning commute due to the low visibility out there. as of right now, new york water way and sea streak are operating on their normal routes and schedules. uptown q trains running express from kings highway to prospect park. also 20 to 30-minute delays on harlem line through bronxville. and alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. we'll have more weather and traffic ahead. police remain on the scene of a shootout in new jersey that ended with a young girl in the hospital. tracie strahan is in asbury park. trey see, how is that little girl doing this morning?
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in all of this, darlene, is that young girl is home and recovering at this hour from a graze wound to the head she suffered after gunfire erupted while she was simply in her home watching television. the suspect, who police say prompted all of this, does remain hospitalized. it all went down in this area around 7:30 last night in asbury park. the young girl's pastor and police say they were chasing a male suspect when the gunfire erupted. one of the bullets from that gunfire grazed that young girl. the other struck the leg of the suspect identified by his relatives as 20-year-old dante allen. his sister came to the scene last night trying to sort things out and figure out if he was, in fact, behind the shooting. >> because i don't want to believe it. you know, i don't want to -- i guess you could say i'm in denial if it is going on, you know. i don't want to believe it. >> reporter: now, officers are still at the scene here in asbury park where all of this happened last night.
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his relatives say not only is dante allen hospitalize, but he was arrested immediately before that. darlene, they say he's also expected to recover as well. back to you. >> all right. tracie strahan, thank you. coming up on 6:37. amtrak says repairs on the rail tunnels ravaged by superstorm sandy will not start until the end of the decade. design work for the repairs of those tunnels under the east river and the hudson river is only about 30% complete. amtrak says the goal is to finish the design phase and then about 2020 take one of those east river tunnels out of service and repair it. a water leak causing another setback for the mall that's being built at the world trade center transportation hub. "new york times" says the opening of the $1.4 billion shopping center has been pushed back now to the first half of next year, 2016. more than 100 stores expected to open in that mall by the end of this year. now it'll be early 2016.
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well, sex, drugs, and stds. it's all part of a controversial homework assignment for eighth graders at myron l. powell elementary school in new jersey. a mom in south jersey says her 13-year-old son was asked to analyze a situation and give a response. the situation involved having a drunken one-nightstand and contracting an std. it is a language arts assignment that comes with the book called "the seven habits of highly effective teens." >> i have told these kids everything they should ever have to know about sex, drugs, alcohol. one bad decision will lead to the rest. >> well, the school superintendent says the curriculum is aligned with new jersey's common core standards. parents plan to meet with the teacher to discuss their concerns. perhaps letting them know beforehand that the language -- because i read some of it -- would be that explicit might have helped the situation, alleviated some concerns. well, this is an issue that many parents are grappling with. common core education for their kids.
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today a state task force is going to hold public hearings on those controversial educational standards. parents and educators will be able to sound off their views. the task force was formed by governor cuomo to consider some changes now to common core. you can find the location of those hearings on our website, nbcnewyork.com. new york city's underworld is full of history. now archaeologists are looking into another piece of our city's past. square park. city workers were replacing a water main when they found two burial vaults and bones. archaeologists at the construction site when the discovery was made said the remains date back to the 19th century. >> there are several intact coffins. on the tops of the coffins are coffin plates. those are metal plates that are inscribed with the name and the date of the person who is interred in the coffin. >> washington square was a burial place for the poor, so it's not unusual that this vault was found right next to it. but archaeologists and
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anthropologists are working with the city to get more information about this particular site. a really interesting find. hopefully lots of history and information will come out of it. >> absolutely. all right. up next at 6:40, a high-tech help for a young girl. she's going to undergo cancer treatment here in new york, but we're going to show you how she'll still be able to join her classmates in school from hundreds of miles away. plus, your weather and traffic on the 4s. that's coming up as well.
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all right. beautiful view there of the queensboro bridge. 6:43 right now. ask anyone who the highest paid woman in music is. most people would probably say beyonce or taylor swift.
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>> i would think so. but they would be wrong. we would be wrong. according to "forbes" magazine, katy perry made the most money this year thanks in part to her world tour. she pulled in $135 million this year. but taylor swift did come in a distant second with $80 million. third, stevie nicks. they made a ton of money as well. i heard there was -- i don't know if it was when taylor swift released her last single, but she was making $1 million a day for a while. it depends on who's on tour. >> the tours are where the money is. it's amazing katy perry is above all the rest. >> she's doing okay. >> she is doing okay for herself there. >> taylor struggling at $80 million. she's got a lot of work ahead of her now apparently. >> second place. >> i would have thought though -- >> i think it depends with the tours. >> when we tour, boy, that's it. >> we're going to charge like $2
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to get in or something. >> crazy. see how many people are out there right now? >> that's your world tour. >> we're serving free food. temperature at 60 right now. nice and mild. not much in the breeze department out there. that's why we're seeing some fog in parts of the area. it's dense. dense fog advisory stays in effect until about 10:00 a.m. this morning across a good part of the viewing area. some locations the visibility has been improving. others, not so much. seems like primarily across long island, pretty dense. city is back up to three. white plains has improved to a mile. stuck at a quarter of a mile in bridgeport. northwest new jersey, a little fog. sussex about half a mile. normal high for this time of year is 57. we are in no way near normal. 69 degrees today. yesterday was 70. i think tomorrow we get into the 70s. today's forecast high of upper 60s to near 70 comes under a mostly cloudy sky.
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starting out milder. 52 in sussex. poughkeepsie poughkeepsie, 48. most of long island mid and upper 50s. future tracker, a lot of cloud cover. in terms of any rain, just a couple sprinkles here and there. same thing for tonight. we get some thin spots tomorrow afternoon, allowing for sunny intervals with a southwest wind and sunshine. this air mass in place, we could easily get to the mid-70s. record high for the day tomorrow is 74. then we'll watch the actual cold front come through with a couple showers tomorrow evening. clouds may linger for a time on saturday as the system passes to the south of us. later saturday afternoon, i think we start to see clearing from north to south. by sunday, we're back into the sunshine. it's a little brisk with temperatures back only in the 50s for highs. 69 the high today in the city. we'll see some low 70s central portions of new jersey. up towards the north, close to that, upper 60s to near 70. look at this low tonight. that's 5 degrees above the normal high for this time of
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even the suburbs north and west, upper 50s. we could see dense fog around overnight tonight into tomorrow morning. there's the record-warmth day tomorrow potentially. lots of sunshine sunday and monday. we're only back in the 50s for highs. could see the return of a couple showers on tuesday. lauren scala standing by. how is the commute moving? >> a couple problems. a new one at the george washington bridge. we'll start with a live look at that. you'll see the approaches in ft. lee. we have an accident coming off the inbound lower level. it's a 20-minute delay into the tolls at the bridge. 20-minute delay at the link within no issues. about 10 to 15 inbound at the holland. take your pick there. then heading over to manhattan, we have two problems there. fdr drive southbound around 106th street, an accident still in the left lane. we also had one southbound by 71st street. that cleared. we still have this disabled vehicle on the west side highway southbound by 79th street in the right lane. that's also causing delays. either way you go, leave yourself some extra time there. and let's talk about mass transit.
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still 20 to 30-minute delays through bronxville for harlem line commuters on the metro north due to police activity. our major commuter lines otherwise are running nicely. if you're getting on the staten island ferry this morning, it is operating on a modified schedule. so every 20 minutes or so you can still get around. just a little less frequent on the service there. back to you. >> okay, laun. thanks very much. this morning on long island, nassau veterans coliseum begins a $130 million makeover. groundbreaking ceremony is planned in uniondale. the former home of the islanders will be scaled down a little bit. it will be surrounded by a new shopping and entertainment complex. the new coliseum, set to open about the end of next year, 2016. a young girl set to undergo cancer treatment here in new york is getting some robotic help staying connected with her classmates in maryland. peyton walton will virtually atebd classes at her elementary school. the 10-year-old will control this robot with an app. it'll be able to -- she will be able to have conversations
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she calls it p.a.v.s., short for payton's awesome virtual self. she's still trying to get the hang of it though. >> try not to crash into the walls. i'll just move it around and hope that i have a good wi-fi signal. >> the technology costs about $3,000. payton just moved to that area from new jersey. her friends chipped in to help pay for this technology. payton will be here in new york for about five weeks. we certainly hope and pray her treatment goes well. >> fantastic. >> what a great thing that her classmates were able to chip in and pay for this. >> and she can still feel part of the school community because she will be. >> we can tell payton, the robotics, she shouldn't be worried. we have them and crash them all the time. >> it's going to be great. up next, what it takes for darlene to become one of nasa's newest ras -- astronauts. don't forget, follow us on facebook and twitter, michaelg4ny, darlene4ny. you're watching "today in new
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welcome back. do you think you have the right stuff? >> if you do, we may know of a job just for you. starting december 14th, nasa will accept applications for the next generation of astronauts. they want people with a college degree in math, science, or engineering. here's the tougher requirement. you also have to have experience flying a jet. >> yeah, there's that. >> there's that. nasa says one applicant could become the first american to walk on mars. >> so, you know, you should give it a shot. >> i signed you up. >> yeah, i know. they're going to call me. the "today" show is coming up. we'll check in, see what's ahead. think i should have done better on my geometry exams. >> that's okay. you have a lot of other qualities. >> geometry is hard. algebra, better. >> right, same here. >> no, geometry i liked. al ge bra, tough. coming up on a thursday, we're going to talk about the newest
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possibly to a bomb and isis in connection with that russian plane crash. britain now halting some flights to the region. should u.s. airlines do the same? also, the new procedure that could help you lose weight without surgery. this morning, how it works and whether it could be right for you. >> those stories and a live performance from pop star meghan trainor in our studio. speaking of in our studio, that man right there, daniel craig, bond himself, will joins us for a live interview. >> and matt explains the pythagorean theorem. >> did i hear a -- when i mentioned daniel craig? >> that was from you, michael? >> it sounded strangely high pitched. >> that's not awkward. >> i live my life like a news version of 007. >> have you seen the movie yet? >> no, i have not. >> first he's got to get to the movie to see the similarities. but yeah, we're excited. >> it's pretty cool. >> can't wait. >> love daniel craig.
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right now search crews are waiting to return to the waters off queens where a small plane crashed. >> katherine creag is live in breezy point with the latest. >> reporter: darlene and michael, the fog is starting to lift in this area. down there toward the waters off of breezy point, that's where
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the search is expected to resume at some point today. there was a small plane that crashed in the evening. the first 911 call coming in before 8:00. there was a part of a tail section of the plane, also the fuselage, and also a victim, an adult man, found in the waters off of breezy point. again, nypd scuba divers will be back in the water to search for debris and any other survivors. back to you. >> kat, thank you very much. now to tracie strahan in asbury park, where police remain on the scene of an officer-involved shooting. tracie? >> reporter: well, a 9-year-old girl is recovering at this hour from a graze wound toed head after being caught in the crossfire as the 20-year-old suspect exchanged gunfire with police. all of this unfolded just before 7:30 last night. that young girl's pastor says she was inside of her home and watching television when police started chasing a suspect there. gunfire erupted.
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a 20-year-old suspect identified by his relatives as dante allen was struck in the leg. back to you. >> thank you very much. want to check in with lauren, see what's happening on the roads. >> we have some new problems on the subways. one of them running express. n trains running express heading downtown between 59th street in brooklyn and kings highway. also, 20 to 30-minute delays through bronxville because of police activity. a modified schedule in place for staten island ferry commuters. still an accident southbound on fdr drive at 106th. and that disabled vehicle on the west side highway. >> thank you very much, lauren. 6:59. one more check of the weather. >> it's about the fog. dense fog advisory in effect until 10:00 for most of the area. the fog is improving in terms of visibility. still pretty rough in some places. down near zero at islip. long island seems to be the worst of it. westhampton also down to zero.
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the next two to four hours, the fog will lift.
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