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"today in new york" starts now. good morning, everybody. 5:00 a.m. on this friday, november 6th. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm darlene rodriguez. chrissy cimino has the forecast. friday. >> we made it. talking about a record-setting november 6th with temperatures already in the mid-60s. record high for this date is 74 degrees. 're looking at numbers like 65 inat murray hill. 66 in the park. even the suburbs well to the north in the low 60s already at this hour this morning. so unusually warm air in place. there will be a lot of clouds around. we're getting low clouds and visibility issues. we may start to see areas of fog develop as wnd go through the my rly morning hours. then the low clouds and fog will burn off.ll we'll get breaks in the cloud cover this afternoon. it turns windy and warm. looking for a record-setting high of 77 degrees. heading out the door early on.., friday morning, how is the commute looking? >> not so bad. you can see a lot of green on our maps. we have a couple problems.
one of them being this accident in bridgewater on 287 southbound by exit 17. that's in the right lane. apparently there are some injuries. could be out there for a while. then if you are getting on the fdr drive, some delays southbound because of the construction out there. this is what it looks like by 96th street. tapping on the brakes. just leave yourself extra time. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> thank you so much. 5:01athismorning. a deadly hit-and-run has investigators heading to connecticut. the crash happened in queens can last night. while you were sleeping, police stopped a bus that may be involved. tracie strahan has been following the leads this morning. >> reporter: darlene, let start with an update on that bus. we learned it was stopped near a rest stop on i-95 heading northbound. it's since been cleared according to our affiliate in connecticut, but not before being checked out by connecticut state police and detectives from the nypd. let's show you a photo now of at skyliner bus when it was detained just after midnight. it originated from flushing.
that's why they pulled it over. it says ck tours incorporated, which is in flushing. we know that bus left this area around 8:00 last night, but it was around 30 that police responded to a call of someone being struck here at the uiintersection of main street and kessina boulevard. officers discovered a woman with severe body trauma lying in the street. she was later pronounced dead re a21the scene. last night we spoke to one of the first witnesses that spotted her. >> i immediately ran by starbucks and got some large boxes that were at least three feet high so we can block the body because cars were literally body. i mean, the person was run over probably several times. >> reporter: we're going to show was pulled over. it was in madison, connecticut, about 40 miles from the fox woods casino. know there are any buss in this area. we've seen some that leave flushingwi to head to connecticut
to those casinos. as for the identity ki the victim, it's not yet been released by police. back to you. >> some troubling detail there is. tracie, thank you. a correction officer is recovering in the hospital this morning after being jumped by two inmates at rikers island. department of corrections says the guard was attacked about 4:30 p.m. yesterday. we're told one inmate distracted him while tan other put him in e, chokehold, slashed him several times in the head and face. the department says it's working on rearresting the inmates who were involved. on long island, a man is accused of stealing more than $100 from a smithtown church. suffolk police released this video of the suspect. investigators say he sat in a pew at the church for about an hour. he looks around, kneels down, but not to pray. he pries open a donation box. if you have any information, please contact police. happening today, former state senator malcolm smith expected to begin a seven-year prison sentence. the judge rejected smith's
request to postpone going to prison.hesmith wanted to surrender at the end of this month so he could first take a seminar on lwhe behind bars. the queens democrat is convicted of trying to bribe his way on to the 2013 mayoral ballot as a republican. it is 5:04 right now. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. heading over to chris cimino. good morning. >> good morning, guyf starting out unusually mild this morning. temperatures already in the mid-60s. some locations sasing a bit of fog develop, especially to the south and southeast of us. there could be a little drizzle, too, near the coast. mainly just a cloudy start to the day. the clouds will break up about midafternoon to late afternoon. we'll get a little sun in here. c gusty breeze, a southwest breeze, and a warm breeze will last from the late afternoon to the evening hours. again, the record high for the date is 74. we're forecasting a high today getting into the upper 70s in the city. we're already close to that. we're starting out at 66 degrees. it's a mild, murky november morning. clouds breaking up this afternoon. 72 by noontime. 77 expected at 3:00. some changes over the weekend. we'll get to that in a little
bit. let's see if there are any changes on the commute. thanks, chris. let's talk about mass transit. a bunch of detours on the buses today. 12 of them in brooklyn, the bronx, and queens. if y 're getting on the rails, thed is the only issue we have. overnight track work has been wrapped up on the subway, but some uptown 2 trains are terminate ing at atlantic avenue. some downtown 2 trains are te rminating at chambers street. also, you need to move your car today. we'll have more weather and trafblg coming up on the 4s. >> all right. thank you very much, lauren. now a commuter alert that may be a huge headache for quseeens commuters. >> an eight-stop shutdown on the 7 train starts tonight. katherine creag joins us now. kat, this shutdown is going to go, on for days. >> reporter: right, exactly. really starts tonight and goet through early monday morning. this is one of the places where commuters can get a shuttle bus
the 7 trainshutdown begins at midnight tonight. it lasts through this monday, 4:30 in the morning. it is a substantial stretch of the 7 train that will be shut down for weekend track work and other repairs. as you can see, between queensboro plaza, where we are, and the 34th street hudson yards, that newly opened subway station ehere. aside from track work, h the mta says the project will include installing a new signal system as well as reconstructing the tunnels. this comes just months after a rally by 7 train riders and a councilman who complained about 7 train service, crowded platforms. a commuter we just talked with says it's frustrating having a major subway line shut down, even for a few days. >> yes, all the time. any time the train is not working it's a problem for the commuters. people have to go places. they need the public transportation. >> reporter: but here's what the mta has said before. that it is trying to make the 7 line more reliable. that's why all of this work has to be done.
for now on the mta calendar, this shutdown, the first one at least for this project, happens weekend. darlene and michael, it says there might be more shutdowns. it just depends how this construction work goes for the back to you. ahead. all right, katherine creag, thank you. we are learning new information now about that pilot kill the in the plane crash off the coast of queens. this even as federal investigators work to figure out what brought the plane down. authorities say the pilot, james brad mcgee, was killed when the two-seater plane crashed in the waters off of breezy point wednesday night. news 4 investigates says the former navy commander had been a pilot for three years. relatives say he was returning home to new hampshire after a meeting in philadelphia. we're told he spoke to his wife just before he took off. >> he called his wife terry prior to departing. there was some discussion about whether or not it's the right thing to do to fly home then because of the darkness.
and brad had said that, you know, he wanted to get in front of the weather. >> recovery crews have found most of the plane, including the wings and some parts of the fuselage. ntsb investigators are looking into the pilot, the plane, and the weather all as possible factors in the crash. it's 5:08 right now. now to decision 2016. a debate shake-up. we told you it was possible. yesterday it became official. >> governor chris christie is bumped from the main stage when the republican presidential candidates gather again. kerry barreh is in the news room with what now the governor is saying about this. >> yeah, as you mentioned, instead of standing on that main debate stage for that next republican presidential debate, new jersey governor chris christie will be in the undercard debate pitting him against what is essentially the second-tier candidates. he's been on the main stage for the past three debates. analysts say he gave a really strong performance, especially in the last one. his goal, obviously, to appeal to the average joe. but it's not working out.
for the next debate hosted by fox business network in milwaukee, they said good-bye. he's going to go head to head with mike huckabee, bobby jindal, and rick santorum. he says he's disappointed, but he's not ready to call it quits just yet. >> whether it's the folks i've been debating with before or some other folks it, i don't really care. in one respect, put a podium out here. i'll debate them here. >> he had to poll about 2.5% nationally in order to make it on to that main stage. he's not doing that. meanwhile, both former new york governor pataki and south carolina senator lindsey graham, they are both polling below 1% in the national polls, so they failed to qualify even for the undercard debate, meaning they won't debate on any stage. that debate, of course, set for next tuesday in milwaukee. darlene? >> all right, kerry barrett in the news room. thank you. it's 5:09 right now. governor cuomo is vowing to do even more for puerto rico.
he marched thursday at a huge rally in san juan, calling on congress to help ease the commonwealth's overwhelming debt. the governor also opened a new york tourism office on the island. soon cuomo will hold a summit here in new york to find ways to lobby congress. >> i'm sorry to say that i believe the federal administration is being unfair to puerto rico. the way they are treating puerto rico is not right. >> mayor de blasio was also at the rally. he appeared separately from the governor. several new york city officials were there as well. 5:10 right now. still ahead here on "today in new york," possible evidence of a bomb. the latest on that downed russian jet that may have been targeted by terrorists. officials are considering stepping up security now around the world. and the little addition to the one big bill that lets companies flood your cell phone with automated calls. >> good news there. >> yeah, thank you.
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new video of a bus stopped on i-95 in connecticut that may have been involved in a deadly hit-and-run in kweens. nypd investigators traveled to madison, connecticut, overnight. we saw them carefully checking out the front of the bus. the bus was on its way to fox woods casino. that hit-and-run happened last night in flushing. the 7 train will be shut down from the 34th street hudson yards stop all the way to the queensboro plaza stop. that starts late tonight through monday. the mta will provide free shuttle rides as they make their improvements. meanwhile, nj transit is bringing back some late-night, early morning trains that were cut back in september. they're the 12:56 a.m. train out of new york on the morrison-est sex -- essex line. >> and al roker goes for a world record today. he plans to set the fastest time ever for reporting weather in all 50 states. it all starts on the "today"
show this morning in hawaii. >> nice. >> so this is roker-thon two. >> de they had a great promo. opening nowhere. we wish al great luck. >> we've been watching him. he's starting in hawaii. he should be finishing there. meantime for us, we're talking about record-setting temperatures today. central park's record high for this date is 74 degrees. i think we eclipse that. i slip, just a couple degrees away from it already at this hour. so our headlines, a little drizzle, low clouds and fog around in parts of the area this morning. we could see a late shower this afternoon, especially tonight. record warmth this afternoon. after that, once the front comes on through, a nice weekend. we'll dry it out and slowly cool things down. takes a while before the cool air gets here. probably not before saturday
night or early sunday. look at these temperatures already. red bank, 63. point pleasant, 64. go to the north, woodbridge, 65 degrees. way to the north, poughkeepsie, 61 degrees. it's 65 in danbury, connecticut. you step outside this morning, you go, what? and you look at the calendar and say, well, it's november, but it doesn't feel nick -- anything like it. a few low clouds this morning. some showers offshore. the next round of showers is off to the west. that's a cold front that's going to bring us a reality check. in between, the showers moving off to the east. record warmth is likely. looking at a high of 77. the wind is going to kick up from the southwest. breezy to windy late this afternoon. a couple showers possible overnight tonight. a lot of clouds around. we may get into a break or two of sunshine. best chance for that north of the city later in the amp. sit not bad. 64 the expected high. it starts to cool down by the
time we get to sunday. ght back to the lower 60s next weekend. looks like a quiet week as well. low pressure staying offshore. the seven-day forecast, this is not a bad one for early november. that's for sure. 77 today. by far the warmest. 64 tomorrow. stays fairly cloudy. lots of sunshine sunday and monday. upper 50s sunday. near 60 monday. then it's low 60s tuesday, wednesday, thursday. maybe a couple showers by the time we get to thursday. a few seconds after 5:17. let's find out how the friday morning commute is treating us. >> it's being a little nicer because the construction on the fdr drive cleared. those delays have eased out. we still have this accident on 287 southbound in bridgewater by exit 17 in the right lane. minor delays getting into this area. otherwise, things look good. we'll take a look at the cross bronx expressway by the bronx river parkway. moving along nicely. let's head to long island in suffolk county. here's the long island expressway by exit 62. plenty of cars out there, but things still moving along pretty nicely.
parking rules in effect. >> thank you very much. 5:17. we've now heard it from the president himself. the possibility of a bomb on board that russian jet that crashed in egypt. tracie potts is following developments live from washington. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. russia and egypt still insist it's just too early to tell. they think the u.s. and britain may be jumping the gun a bit with this bomb theory. meantime this morning, there are still hundreds of families and thousands of travelers, passengers who are waiting to find out what happened. this morning, thousands of british passengers are still stranded in sharm el-sheikh. the egyptian airport where russia's metro jet took off before it crashed. now president obama says -- >> i think there is a possibility that there was a bomb on board. >> reporter: so far, that's based on intelligence, not hard evidence. proof will come from examining the debris, the plane's black boxes, and questioning everyone
who had access to that flight. >> you have to look at catering. you have to look at the servicing. you have to look at the maintenance guys, the people that load the baggage. all of those folks have access to parts of the airplane that aren't typically screened. >> it doesn't require a lot of sophistication, unfortunately, to get a bomb an an aircraft. >> reporter: the u.s. hasn't ruled out mechanical failure but is considering stepped up security for international flights landing here. isis has claimed responsibility. >> they are moving heaven and earth to try to attack civilian targets. >> reporter: american lawmakers are concerns if this was terrorism t could mean the fight against isis isn't working. for all those stranded british passengers, their government is going to be shuttling them home over the next ten days or so. they've got to leave their bags. the brits say they're sending their own security experts to rescreen those bags before they're allowed backseat ed ed back in the country.
a lot of passengers not happy about that. >> i could only imagine. in this morning's cnbc money report, toyota says they're not going to use those takata air bags. a number of manufacturers have abandoned the company because of the problems that have led to millions of cars being recalled. toyota says it's still going to use air bags from takata that use other chemicals in air bag inflaters. a provision quietly entered into last week's budget bill is about to make a lot of noise. that's because the bill would allow debt collectors to robo call cell phones. the cnbc.com analysis of over 50,000 consumer complaints shows your cell phone could be targeted, even if you don't owe anybody any money. you don't want that kind of call. didn't do anything wrong. still to come on "today in new york," new information on the motive behind the attacks at a california college campus. why the suspect said it all started with a study group.
tried to steal her cell phone. williams posted on facebook saying a man was lurking by her table at a restaurant in san francisco. the man allegedly took her phone that was on a chair beside serena. surveillance video shows serena confronting the man outside. she asked if he'd taken the phone by accident. he said he did and handed it over. >> she was nice about it, of course. it's 5:24. a family in california says they're raising a baby cow that actually believes he's a dog. here's goliath on the left. he would be the cow. the 8-week-old calf was rescued from a dairy farm that was planning onslaughter slaughtering him. watching their dogs. he now chases them, eats dog food from a bowl, and he even, as you can see there, relaxes on their couch. >> that's amazing. >> i know. >> he'll get big though.
>> i think so. i'm not a cow expert. >> and his name is goliath. >> i just wonder about the potty training situation. >> there's that. and when you're watching television, the mooing would get in the way. a cow as a pet, all right. whatever works for you. meantime, today, record-setting warmth. that's the big weather story. we're talking 70s in a november day. 77 the expected high. could be a little drizzle around and some fog against the coast, especially this morning. look for breaks in the overcast. cloudy tonight, a couple passing showers, and a low of 58 in the city. just a little cooler in the suburbs. we'll cool it down gradually. 60s tomorrow and 50s by the time we get to sunday. really, today, if you can get outside, enjoy it. 70s in november. that doesn't happen very often. >> all right. let's go. what's going on, lauren? >> one issue on the subways. for 2 train commuters, uptown trains will terminate at atlantic avenue. some downtown trains are
if you're getting on the major commuter lines, no headaches there. a nice ride on the rails for the most part. >> thanks, lauren. still to come, a woman attacked and robbed while she was breast-feeding in a manhattan park. we're goingtifo tell you what happened next. help policeouatch the crook. >> reporter: and the search for the bus that struck and killed a woman here in flushing, queens, spans two states this morning. i'm tracie strahan live at the scene with an update 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.
right now, a bus driver -- a bus pulled over in connecticut may be the bus involved in a deadly hit-and-run in queens. a new bombshell in a case that's already full of them. the illinois officer now suspected in a murder plot. and the local and express train that will be shut down for days. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everyone. it's friday morning, november 6th. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. storm team 4's chris cimino is
here with the forecast. not a november forecast. >> no, it's november 6th. doesn't feel like it. we started out this week in the 30s in a lot of locations. we're in the 60s this morning. oakland at 62. you go to the city, we're in the mid-60s across long island and even through the hud san valley. a lot of low clouds around. could be some drizzle in spots and patchy fog. the clouds will break up a little bit at times mid to late afternoon especially. it's breezy and warm for november standards. 72 at noon. forecasting a record-setting high of 77 degrees. the rest of the forecast just ahead. friday morning commute. what's going on? >> one accident on the roads. let's head to bridgewater for our new jersey commuters heading southbound by exit 17. there's an accident in the right lane. delays are getting worse through here. this is the spot to avoid. otherwise, things look good out there. we'll take a live look at the tappam zee bridge, where you'll see things moving along nicely in both directions. north of the city, i think is fine.
overall, a very nice friday morning commute. more weather and traffic coming up. >> okay, lauren. thank you. sfwlncht 5:30 right now. we're following a story developing now at this hour. the nypd searching a bus, this bus here, investigating a possible connection to a deadly hit-and-run. tracie strahan is live with what we know so far. >> reporter: another update, darlene. our sister station in connecticut has been in contact with connecticut state police. they say the driver of the bus that was pulled over just not long ago was told to bring that bus back to new york. now, it has been cleared after being pulled over. it's unclear if it's part of the investigation into what happened here. we do know that detectives from the nypd did travel to connecticut overnight. let's show you some video now of the bus that was detained. it was a skyliner. on it, it says ck tours incorporated, from flushing. it's a skyliner bus that
area around 8:00 last night. police from the 109th precinct responded to a call of someone being struck here around 8:30 last night. they discovered a woman with severe body trauma lying in the street. she was later pronounced dead. we spoke to a woman who actually got out of her car after noticing the victim on the street and said it appeared that the body had been there for several minutes. >> so i left the car right there, actually, you know. and i immediately ran over there, in the other lane, and i saw it's a body. >> reporter: that bus was detained in madison, connecticut. that's about 40 miles from the fox woods casino. there are several buses that originate from flushing that head to casinos in that area. as to the identity of the woman that was killed here, the nypd told me over the phone that that's not yet been released. back to you. >> all right, tracie strahan. thank you. happening now, some surveillance video could help catch a thief targeting upper east side homes.
police say the man you see here broke into two apartments on east 81st street monday morning. they said he used the fire escapes to break in. he got away with laptops, electronics, and jewelry and even prescription drugs. the total here, several thousand dollars. some of the people who lost everything in a massive inferno along the hudson are now suffering a setback in court. that five-alarm fire back in january nearly destroyed the avalon bay complex in new jersey. yesterday a federal judge threw out a damage claim under new jersey's consumer fraud act, but he's allowing residents to pursue other claims. many residents sued for their losses, and often that included pets that died in the fire. coming up on 5:34 right now. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. so this is perfect. friday and great weather. >> really is. we're peaking at the right time, so to speak, with our temperatures this afternoon climbing to record highs. probably into the upper 70s. we're going to start out rather murky.
areas of fog and drizzle a possibility. the clouds are going to break up a bit in the midafternoon and late afternoon. we're starting out in the mid-60s now. we easily get to the upper 70s this afternoon. record high for central park today is 74. i think we get there quickly. it's 66 right now. that's the launching pad. 72 at noon. 77 by 3:00. that's the high. again, we cool it down gradually over the weekend. we'll have details on that in a little bit. let's find out about the commute. >> two new trouble spots out there on the roads. southbound on the fdr drive watch out for a minor accident just after the rfk triboro bridge. northbound on the deegan, a disabled vehicle blocking the left lane by 179th street. if you're getting on the trains, just one change right now on the subways. uptown 2 trains are terminating at atlantic avenue. some downtown 2 trains are terminating at chambers street. this is all because of track maintenance at clark street. your major commuter lines all
you do need to move your car today. we'll have more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. >> all right, lauren. thanks very much. we're going to stick with commuting. we have a commuter alert. a long stretch of the 7 train is going to be shut down this weekend. katherine creag joins us now with what you need to know. make other plans. that's what you definitely need to know, kat. >> reporter: one guy just told us he lives for the weekends. you want to get around, but it's hard when you have all of these weekend shutdowns. case in point, this is where commuters can pick up a shuttle bus. one of the places, this one will take you to vernon boulevard, jackson avenue. the 7 line train shutdown begins at midnight tonight. it'll last through this monday, 4:30 in the morning. it is a vital stretch of the 7 train that will not be running for weekend track work and other repairs between queensboro plaza and 34th street, the hudson yards. aside from track work, the mta says the project will include installing a new signal system as well as reconstructing and fortifying the tunnels.
earlier this year, 7 train riders and a councilman had a rally complaining about poor service on the 7 train, also crowded platforms. a commuter we just talked with says all of the subway work, perhaps it'll improve the 7 train. >> we hope it will help in the long run. >> and you said before, it's frustrating riding the 7 train. >> yes, it is. you have to be at work at a certain time, and the train is not there, not coming. it's a lot of problems with the 7 train. >> reporter: and the mta has said before it's trying to make the 7 line more reliable. that's why all of this work has to be done. one shutdown is this weekend. the second one next weekend. at least for now, michael. all of this information, it's on our website, nbcnewyork.com. back to you. >> all right. kat, thanks very much. 5:36. a mother is speaking out after she was attacked and robbed while breastfeeding her baby. and this happened in a manhattan park. elena and her baby are fine, but
going to ft. tryon park anymore. last week she was nursing the baby in the park when a man with a knife attacked her. she says he pushed her to the ground, injuring her 6-month-old daughter. >> this part was swollen, and it was scratched and was bleeding here. when i saw the guy, he was like walking around the bench. there was a knife. >> the robber stole her cell phone, and thanks to a tracking device, police arrested 31-year-old juan garcia shortly after the attack. he's facing several weapons and robbery charges. it is 5:37. mourners will gather at the wake today for a 10-year-old girl and her grandfather who were killed when a driver slammed into a group of trick-or-treaters on halloween. police say the car jumped a curb in the bronx, hitting nyanna aquil and 65-year-old louis perez. the two will be laid to rest tomorrow. 24-year-old kristian leka was also killed while pushing his sister out of the way of that vehicle. his funeral was on wednesday. new york state's attorney general is demanding that
exxonmobil hand over its research on climate change. legal experts call it a ground breaking move by eric schneiderman. he's looking into claims that the oil giant lied to the public and investors and whether they suppressed their own research into links between petroleum and global warming. exxonmobil denies suppressing any of its research. investigators say the illinois police officer who committed suicide tried to put a hit on a village administrator. they say fox lake lieutenant joseph gliniewicz sent a text message asking a woman to contact a gang member to kill ann marin. investigators say marin was auditing the town's finances. gliniewicz feared she would discover his crimes. they believed he had been stealing and laundering money from a police program intended for young people. we're learning more about a california college student and his possible motive for going on a stabbing spree. investigators at the university of california merced campus say the freshman left a manifesto.
we're told it said he wanted revenge for being thrown out of a study group. police say he intended to harm many students. his backpack filled with tools. the former postal worker who sparked a terrorist scare in the air over washington appears ready to serve time behind bars. back in april, douglas hughes landed his gyrocopter on the u.s. capitol grounds. his lawyer says he will plead guilty in two weeks to one count of not having a pilot's license. that's a felony. it should get him a three-year prison sentence. 5:39 right now. still ahead here on "today in new york," it's a true sign of the season to come. countdown is on for president live debut of the rockefeller center christmas tree. and the canine that's not a big fan of the police training program. and we're going to have weather and traffic on the 4s coming up as we look at -- what are we looking at there? newark liberty airport, the new jersey turnpike.
welcome back. 66 degrees. yes, 66 degrees as we look at that ice rink in rockefeller center. well, last night on "the tonight show" starring jimmy fallon, jimmy and martin short got dramatic. they revealed scenes from their little-known soap opera "tensions." >> and just what do you suppose you're doing, maxwell? >> i'm eating a sandwich, lillian. >> you're a liar! liar! if this is what you just said and it's so filled with truth, then what is this? what is that? >> that's -- >> ah! >> oh, my gosh. the scene ended with another dramatic twist when steve martin appeared as the mailman. yes.
welcomes actor christoph waltz. love him. "the tonight show" airs at 11:35 right after news 4 at 11:00. >> i didn't even know what martin short was saying. >> i don't think jimmy knew either. >> i have to give jimmy fallon a lot of credit for holding it together. i would have lost it. laughing hysterically. >> martin short cracks me up no matter what he does. heck just make a face. >> "snl" alum. >> that was a great scene. all right. meantime today, we have some pretty great weather if you like warm stuff for november. holding on to almost spring-like temperatures again this afternoon. we're heading back into the 70s. we've done it the last couple days. we do it one more time. today is the peak, if you will, of this warm stretch. 66 right now. the tree is coming to the plaza. so are temperatures heading into the 70s. that would put us in the record book. record high for central park is 74. we're forecasting 77. laguardia's record high is 71. bridgeport and jfk, 70. islip, 68.
all of these could go by the wayside before the day is through. the normal high is 57 degrees. we're going to be 20 degrees above that today at 77. we get closer to these numbers by the latter half of the weekend. it starts to feel more like fall again. 64 in staten island. 67 in hoboken. already in the mid and upper 60s in and around the city. even the suburbs. nothing has really cooled off overnight with the cloud cover and that southwesterly breeze. we're in the low 60s in sussex. islip, 64. again, with that kind of a starting point, it's not going to take much to get into the 70s this afternoon. a few showers offshore. another line of shower activity back to the west with a cold front. in between a where we're going to spend the afternoon. we should get some breaks in the cloud cover. we're starting out with low clouds, some fog issues out there in parts of the area. visibility under a quarter mile, half mile in some locations. record warmth likely this afternoon. still plenty of clouds. some sun, 77. it gets breezy to windy at times later this afternoon and evening.
your low temperature, 58. still mild tomorrow. looks like the clouds are going to linger nearby through a good part of the day. the showers should stay offshore. 64 the expected high tomorrow afternoon. then as we work our way into sunday, things get better. foliage report, up here in the brown area, you're raking the leaves. here in the pink where we are, still have some color out there. if you want to take some pictures, this is probably one of the last weekends you'll get an opportunity to do that. it's a nice color. upper 50s on sunday. we'll watch the system probably stay offshore on tuesday. our next chance of showers is not until thursday. 77 today, the warmest of the bunch bunch. we cool it down over the weekend. near 60 monday. still above normal next week. that shower possibility come thursday. let's see what's cooking on the roads and rails. >> good morning. we have some delays if you're headed southbound on the harlem river drive. reports of an accident just past
certainly head to either local streets or leave yourself extra time. the west side highway is doing fine, if you'd like to go that way. heading over to new jersey and bridgewater, southbound on 287, an accident still out there by exit 17. that's in the process of clearing. looks like delays have eased out just a bit. a live look at the brooklyn bridge. a little bit of a slow go. we have two lanes closed with road work. they're about to reopen. the manhattan-bound side of the span. that's why nothing is moving on the bridge. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. >> lauren, thank you very much. the mormon church is telling nbc news they're taking a stronger stand against same-sex marriages. it comes in a new book of religious instruction. church elders being told the children of those same-sex couples cannot be baptized as mormons. and they cannot get any church blessings until they leave the home as adults. the american museum of natural history is planning a
big expansion. museum trustees approved a $325 million six-story addition. it will feature curved surfaces and open on the columbus avenue side. the city must approved building. the museum does hope to open the addition by 2020. looks very cool. we love that museum. >> we love it. it's going to be even better. well, staten island guitar shop with a rich history may soon close its doors for good. mandolin brothers has catered to legendary customers such as bob dylan and bruce springsteen, but the store has been struggling in the last year after the death of the owner. his wife and children are having a hard time running it. now they're looking to sell. >> i would very, very much like to see the business go on. i'm absolutely positive that the rest of the world would prefer
>> the family says they're hoping someone's going to buy that shop before they are forced to shut it down. happening right now, a holiday tradition is making its way to midtown manhattan. the giant christmas tree that will soon stand tall above rockefeller plaza is on its way. a lot of you have sent photos of the massive tree rolling through the streets. we love seeing them. after making that drive from gardner, new york, it arrives in the plaza this morning on the "today" show. we can't wait. we're going to welcome it with a red carpet. and be sure to tune in wednesday, december 2nd, at 7:00 p.m. when the lights go on. you can watch it here on nbc 4. well, a georgia state trooper went above and beyond to take care of four children. it's really an incredible story. they lost their parents in a halloween tragedy. >> don and krystal howard were killed in an awful car crash
trooper nathan bradley went to their home to deliver the sad news. when he got there, he found four young children dressed in costumes. they said their parents went out to the buy halloween candy and face paint. bradley notified their grandmother, but she lived in florida, and it would take her seven hours to drive there. instead of telling the children what happened, he took them out to eat and to the movies. >> my goal was to preserve their halloween. that's all i wanted to do. secondary goal was to find the perfect way of telling them. >> bradley told the children about their parents after the grandmother arrived the following day. he then started an online fundraiser for the family's expenses. it has already raised more than $300,000. >> we salute trooper bradley. >> incredible story. what a wonderful man. 5:50 right now. apple may be gearing up to put security at your fingertips. they've patented a new panic mode for devices that you can
activate with a specific finger. panic mode would alert friends and family that the user could be in danger and possibly flash a lying and sound an alarm. it also blocks access to any personal day that stored on the phone. >> okay. 5:50 now. still ahead on "today in new york" t first of course it was a blockbuster movie. now "titanic" becoming a big attraction. we're going to explain this next. and don't forget, follow us on facebook, twitter, and instagram, michaelg4ny, darlene4ny. you're watching "today in new york." we stop arthritis pain, so you don't have to stop. because you believe in go. onward. today's the day. carpe diem. tylenol 8hr arthritis pain has two layers of pain relief. the first is fast. the second lasts all day. we g ive you your day back. what you do with it is up to you.
welcome back. hamilton bridge. morning. well, the world's most famous passenger ship is getting a theme park. titanic land is set to open in 2018 in dubai. 20th century fox and the al ali holding group are partnering to create the park. it will include a, quote, immersive experience. it will cost about $850 million to create. well, a dying man has had his wish to see the new "star wars" film. it was granted by the producers of the movie. you've probably seen this story of 32-year-old daniel fleetwood on facebook or twitter.
called spindle cell sarcoma. he was worried he wouldn't live to see the movie. his wife created a social media campaign with a hashtag force for daniel. this week, the director j.j. abrams gave him a rough cut, where he got to watch it at home. so fantastic he got to see this. obviously he's a huge fan. good job by his wife. >> absolutely. >> big effort. >> 5:55. it's friday morning. it's november. we're looking at 60s. >> we're looking at early june temperatures. probably 70s by this afternoon. we're talking 60s now. as we go through the day today with the clouds that are out there now, a lot of low clouds, even areas of fog breaking up for a little bit of sunshine t turns very breezy but very warm. 77 the expected high this afternoon. record high in central park, 74. we could shater that by a few degrees. tonight, clouds, maybe a couple passing showers. a good part of the time it's not raining. if you're heading out on your friday night, take along the umbrella to play it safe. overnight low of 58 degrees.
we'll cool it down gradually over the weekend. still, no big storms. no real cold air. today, 77. soak it up. >> don't start up. making phone calls. what's happening, lauren? >> good morning. we have a new accident out there for our long island expressway commuters in queens. this just came in. westbound out before the van wyck expressway. it's in the left lane. minor delays. they're not so bad just yet. you might want to head to the grand central instead. we'll take a live look outside at the helix. here's the inbound side of the lincoln tunnel. delays are building out there. looks like someone is trying to cut across by the tolls. that's causing a little bit of a delay as well. it's about five to ten minutes inbound here. the george washington bridge and holland tunnel are in good shape. >> thanks very much. a canadian police canine has gone viral. police in vancouver, british columbia, posted this picture of the dog clinging to his handler while rappelling down a wall. this is a training exercise. authorities say the dog was securely braced in a sling during the drill.
he wasn't harmed. boy, he was holding on tight. look at that face. what are we doing, he's saying. >> he was not having any of this. >> he was not. >> even though he was secure, he didn't want to hear it. very funny. it's 5:57. lots more coming up on this friday morning. coming up next at 6:00, new anger at the connecticut dmv. why a new computer overhaul meant to ease issues may be making wait times worse. and also at 6:00 a.m., a new feature for facebook. why it's about to get even easier to share your favorite songs. if you're about to head out the door, take us with you. keep watching. download the news 4 new york app on your mobile device right now. we're back in two minutes.
we'll tell you what this man is accused of doing at a local church. plus, chris christie pushed from primetime at the debate. hear how the presidential candidate is reacting this morning. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everyone. it's friday morning, november 6th. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. let's check in with chris cimino cimino. it's not just that the temperatures are unusually warm. 's like the whole weather scene is quiet. >> it really is very quiet. very nice around here. temperature up one degree now in central park to 67. ty ipically it this time of year we'd see 30s, maybe upper 20s. we're seeing 60s. 67 in central park right now. that's just seven degrees away from the record high for this date. 60s down the shore and across long island. look at new jersey. low to mid-60s as we speak. visibility becoming a bit of a problem in some locations. white plains down to a quarter mile.
down the shore, belmar, about a half mile. a lot of low clouds, some fog, some spotty drizzle. the clouds break up. it won't take much to warm it up. forecasting a record high of 77 degrees. we'll cool it down over the weekend. let's talk commute now with lauren. >> good morning, everyone. if you're headed southbound on the fdr drive, we still have this accident out there just delays continue to build up the harlem river drive. i'd say head to the west side highway, but now we have a problem there. it's not as bad. southbound there's a disabled vehicle by 110th street. minor delays are starting to build here. that's in the right lane. you know, leave yourself extra time either way. we'll have more weather and traffic coming up. >> lauren, thank you. 6:01 right now. now to new developmes overnight in that horrific hit-and-run that left a woman dead in queens. police in connecticut have stopped a bus that may be connected to the case.
tracie strahan was the first to report about this potential break in the case. tracie, what updates do you have from police, if any, at this hour? >> reporter: welt, they're coming from connecticut state police, darlene. they're telling our sister station in connecticut that the bus that was detained after midnight is now en route back to new york. when it was pulled over on i-95 northbound just after midnight, it was checked out by state police there as well as detectives from the nypd. this is video of what that bus looked like. it is a skyliner bus that actually left from flushing. incorporated. that was around 8:30 last night that someone responded to a call of a person being struck here at main street. it's unclear if that bus is related to the incident. officers from the 109th precinct discovered a woman with severe here. scene. we spoke to a witness that was
>> then i immediately ran by starbucks and got some large boxes that were at least three feet high so we can block the body because cars were literally trying to go over that poor body. i mean, the person was run over probably several times. >> reporter: we're showing you a map now of where that bus was pulled over early this morning. it was in madison, connecticut. that's about 40 miles from the foxwoods casino. there are several buss that start in flushing and head to casinos in that area. over the phone, the nypd told me they're not yet releasing the identity of the woman that was killed here. but as we've been saying, this comes just days after that fatal hit-and-run of an mta bus in brooklyn. the driver there, however, is now facing charges. back to you. >> all right. tracie strahan, thank you. new this morning, suffolk county police are looking for a man they say stole more than $100 from a church. investigators also released this video of the suspect.
they say he sat in a pew at st. patrick' roman catholic church in smithtown. he looks around before kneeling, but not to pray. the man allegedly breaks into the donation box. if you have any information, you are asked to please contact police. police also just releasing this surveillance video of a suspect in a string of upper east side break-ins. they say he uses fire escapes to get into apartments. we're told he broke into two apartments on east 81st street monday morning. he got away with laptops, electronics, jewelry, and prescription drugs totaling several thousand dollars. a commuter alert now in queens. 7 train service will be shut down for weekend track work and other repairs between queensboro plaza and the brand new station at 34th street hudson yards. the mta says they'll be installing a new signal system. coming up at 6:30, katherine creag will be live with a look at the impact for weekend riders and businesses along the 7 line. >> meanwhile, good news for nj transit riders. the transit agency is reversing some of the recent late-night
according to nj.com, it's restoring the 12:56 a.m. train out of new york on the morrison-essex lines as well as the 11:30 p.m. train from dover to hoboken. 6:04 right now. time for a check of weather and traffic on the 4s. really interesting juxtaposition. we have the christmas tree arriving here at rockefeller center with june weather. >> doesn't seem to make sense. it will gradually cool down as we go through the weekend been starting out kind of murky. low clouds, spotty drizzle, and areas of fog. depends exactly where you are how dense the fog will be. the clouds will break up later this afternoon. there will be a gusty breeze late today. it's a southwest wind, a warm wind. we're talking about record warmth with temperatures climbing into the mid and upper 70s. already 67 degrees in the park. the record high for this date is just seven degrees away at 74. look for low clouds and fog, a little spotty drizzle giving way to breaks this afternoon. it turns breezy to windy at times.
a high temperature of 77. that takes care of weather. how about traffic? here's lauren. >> a couple of newer problems out there. this accident on the long island expressway westbound before you get to the van wyck expressway. that's in the left lane. you can head to grand central. that's still moving along nicely. then heading over to new jersey, a disabled tractor trailer is out there on the garden state parkway southbound just after the route 3 exit. that's in the right lane. delays are not too bad just yet. then if you're getting on the trains, all good news from there. and alternate side of the street parking rule trs in effect today. >> all right, lauren. thank you. 6:06 right now. we're learning new information about the plane crash off the coast of queens as federal investigators work to figure out what brought that plane down. authorities say pilot james brad mcgee was killed when the two-seater plane crashed in the waters off breezy point wednesday night. news 4 investigates has learned the former navy commander had been a pilot for three years. relatives say mcgee was returning home to new hampshire after a meeting in philadelphia. >> he called his wife terry
there was some discussion about whether or not it's the right thing to do to fly home then because of the darkness. and brad had said that, you know, he wanted to get in front of the weather. >> recovery crews have found most of the plane, including the wings and some of the fuselage. ntsb investigators are looking into the pilot, the plane, and the weather as possible factors in the crash. well, right now it appears british tourists will remain stranded at that egyptian resort in the wake of the russian air disaster. rescue flights were supposed to begin this morning from sharm el-sheikh. but one airline says the egyptian government has canceled them. this is happening just as the u.s. demands security be improved at international airports, and it's because of increasing evidence that a bomb was brought on board and brought down that russian metro jet aircraft. the "today" show is following all the developments. they'll have the latest in a live report from egypt.
6:07. there are new questions over the future of governor chris christie's presidential campaign now that the republican has been bumped off the main stage in the next debate. kerry barrett is here with his reaction. kerry, good morning. >> good morning. yeah, he's not super happy about it, obviously. he's not going to be going head to head with donald trump and ben carson. but he's not ready to quit just yet either. he made the announcement late yesterday saying fox business network had dumped him from the main stage for that debate next tuesday in milwaukee. in order to make the main stage, candidates needed to be polling at about 2.5% or better. governor christie didn't make the cut. analysts say he had a strong performance last time, and he's had a pretty good week as well. with a viral video about drug addiction that has been viewed about 6 million times, getting very positive reaction. but it is not enough to keep him on that main stage. >> listen, nobody wants to be. but you know what, i'll make the best of it if i am.
if i'm not, i'll be on the other one. i've been in the other one three times. i can't control national polls. >> also, former new york governor george pataki, south carolina senator lindsey graham, they will not be debating at all on any stage. they're both polling below 1%. that's the cutoff for that undercard debate. pennsylvania pataki tweeted that voters, not poll ratings, should choose the next president. that next debate, tuesday november 10th. >> kerry, thank you. senator bernie sanders will try to add new fuel to his challenge against hillary clinton. sanders is aiming to attract more support from democratic minority voters. he'll start this weekend by talking to black voters in south carolina and latinos in nevada. look for sanders to also make an aggressive push through new political ads. in this morning's cnbc money report, the holiday shipping season is about to get into full swing. landon dowdy joins us for those details and more. perfect time.
>> we're in full holiday season gear. the u.s. postal service is bracing for a flood of holiday mail. the agency expects to handle 15.5 billion pieces of mail, cards, and packages between thanksgiving and new year's. that's up 10% from last year. they're hiring 30,000 seasonal workers. the busiest day of the year will be december 21st. the postal service will start delivering seven days a week on the four sundays leading up to christmas. and facebook wants to make it easier for you to share your favorite music. it's adding a new feature called music stories that lets you link to a 30-second clip of a song or album of apple music or spotify. you can continue listening on those sites or buy the track from itunes. for now the feature is only available for facebook's iphone app. just another way to keep you scrolling through that facebook news feed. >> absolutely. i don't need much. thanks, landon. all right. still ahead, now this was
live look there of the doppler radar center. that's chris' lair. >> he's inside there when he's not here. >> how many million dollars we pay for that? >> i picture you with a throne inside the doppler radar tower. >> you have quite the imagination. i wish it was only marginally close to reality. in the meantime, it doesn't look that great out there this morning.
a lot of low clouds. kind of a murky start to the day. some patchy fog, drizzle. could be a couple showers popping up later on tonight. in between, we reach record warmth. we're talking about temperatures getting into the 70s this afternoon. nice weekend ahead of us too. we'll cool down slowly. 60s tomorrow and 50s by the time we get to sunday. no rain to worry about over the weekend either. records, i think they get shattered today. the record high in central park for this date is 74 degrees. we're forecasting upper 70s. laguardia, bridgeport, all around 70. islip's record high is 68. already you're in the mid-60s. as we look across long island, 64 in kings park. 61 in hampton bays. to the north and west, where we would typically find temperatures a good 10 to 15 degrees cooler at least, it's not the case. 64 in poughkeepsie. sussex, morristown, and bridgewater in the 60s this morning. cloud cover and that southwesterly breeze keeping everybody very mild. warm front to the north of us.
here's the cold front out to the west. that's this line of showers. in between the two systems, we should get some breaks of sunshine this afternoon. we're going to start out with a lot of low clouds out there. future tracker shows that. you can see the clouds kind of hanging tough through the afternoon. notice thin spots showing up here or there. from late afternoon into early evening, it does thin out. between 7:00 and 9:00, a line of light showers coming on through with the actual cold front. the front is going to stall to the south. tomorrow what's going to happen is i think we see a fair amount of cloud cover lingering. showers pass underneath us. there's a ripple of low pressure that moves along that front. the clouds are going to hang tough tomorrow until probably late afternoon. that'll set the stage for a much brighter day on sunday. 77 today. that's our forecast high. note that southwest wind at 10 to 20 miles a hour. across long island, lower 70s inland spot touch upon 80 degrees in central new jersey? quite the possibility if we get a few break of sun that are strong enough. meantime, 64 tomorrow. leftover clouds but no rain to
worry about. clears up tomorrow night. upper 50s with sunshine on sunday. near 60 monday. low 60s tuesday and wednesday. looks to be dry at this point. maybe a couple showers returning by thursday. she's returning right now at 6:17 with the latest on the commute. >> good morning, everyone. we have some problems out there. this is the harlem river drive. we have an accident southbound on the fdr just past the rfk rfk triboro bridge. things are starting to ease out a little bit. that accident has been moved to the shoulder. delays are pretty heavy. also on the henry hudson parkway, some delays because of a disabled vehicle by 110th street. just looking at the maps here with that fdr drive accident, it's also causing delays on the deegan as people head southbound trying to cross over the 3rd avenue bridge. something to keep in mind. heading over to the l.i.e. westbound before the van wyck expressway, that accident is still out there in the left lane. delays continue to build. they're past utopia parkway. then heading over to new jersey, there is a disabled tractor
trailer on the garden state parkway southbound after exit 153a. that blocks the right lane. things are still moving along nicely there. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. your next weather and traffic update on the 4s. >> thank you very much. new this morning, we have a look at a deadly train crash in germany. this is in southern germany in ba vary ya. a passenger train slammed into a truck that was carrying a u.s. military vehicle. the driver of the truck and the train's engineer were killed. the truck was not being driven by an american. investigators say the illinois officer who committed suicide tried to put a hit on a village administrator. they say fox lake lieutenant joseph gliniewicz sent a text message asking a woman to contact a gang member to kill ann marin. investigators say marin was awe ditding the town's financing. they believe gliniewicz had been stealing and laundering money from a police program for young people. and former postal worker
scare in washington back in april. that's when he flew his one-man gyrocopter around the capitol grounds. he will plead not brake light guilty to not having a pilot's license. that is a felony. we're getting a look at a confrontation between serena williams and a man who tried to steal her cell phone. williams says a man lurked by her table at a restaurant in san francisco then grabbed her phone. surveillance video shows serena running outside after the man. she says on facebook when she confronted him, she asked him if he took the phone maybe by accident. the man says he did. he handed the phone back over. darlene, you were saying she really handled that well. >> she did. >> she didn't have to -- she could have been much more -- >> exactly. she gave him the opportunity to say it was a mistake. coming up next, a special postseason honor for one of our world series mets.
harvey was named the national league comeback player of th) year. since returning from tommy john surgery, the 26-year-old right-hander finished the season 13-8 with a 2.71 earned run average. he also had a 2-0 record in the postseason. all right. >> chris, he had a good - would have been great if they'd gone on and won. >> this pitching staff -- i've been a met fan for 40 years. i've never seen a pitching staff so deep, s young. a excited. >> and so handsome. >> who said that? >> so be it. handsome doesn't win ball games. >> i know. i'm sorry. i had a superficial mome . apologize. >> just another hom run i gave up, but i'm handsome. we're talking about keeping scr,ore today with temperatures hitting a record high of 77 degrees. the previous record is 74. i think we get there this afternoon. a lot of clouds to star but. breaks in th ye overcast later this afternoon. tonight, a couple passing
showers. otherwise, 58 with a cloudy sky. the weekend, ib gets better. there fill be a lot of clouds lingering around tomorrow. temperatures in the 60s. back to the 50s but nice, crisp, cool, autumn weather byanhe time we get to sunday. today, 70s. might be one of the last times. n out fothere a couple minutes. >> thank you, chris. >> let's get lauren's opinion on the mets' pitchers. >> oh, i'll tell you during commercial break. anyway, we have to talk about the cross bronx expressway. we have some delays out there if you're headed westbound just because of congestion. nothing is wrong. just a lot of people out there. eastbound is moving along far better this morning. 'll take a quick look at your commuter checklist. trains are in good shape this morning. major commuter lines and subways included. no delays or service changes. the fdr drive heading southbound is a place to avoid this moctrning. i'll have the details coming up. >> all right. thank you very much, touren. 6:25. coming up nextd there's a major service disruption for subway riders starting tonight. >> reporter: i'm katherine creag live in queens, where we ares once again talking about the 7 train being shut down for weekend work.
but it might surprise you. mixed reaction from commuters. you'll hear from them coming up. >> reporter: and a bus has been stopped this morning in connection to the fatal hit-and-run that claimed a woman's life here in flushing. i'm tracie strahan live at the scene with an update on where it happened. and if you're about to h ad out the door, take us with you. keep atchong "today in new york."
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now at 6:30, police have tracked down the bus involved in that fatal hit-and-run in queens. we've just received new information now from that bus company. a violent attack at rikers island leaves a correction officer in the hospital. plus, we have a commuter alert and why traveling in manhattan and queens is going to be difficult this weekend. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everybody. 6:30 a.m. on this friday, november 6th. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm darlene rodriguez. chris cimino has the friday weather. you're going to like it. >> incredible stuff for our november morning. temperatures already in the mid
city. 66 in astoria. even the distant suburbs, well to the north and west, typically in the 30s this time of year, are in the 60s at this hour. we're all heading towards that record high later on this afternoon. white plains, visibility back up to a mile. we have patchy fog. quarter of a mile at islip. it's not widespread. watch out for low clouds, patchy fog, a little drizzle in some spots early this morning. then the clouds will break up for a little bit of sun. turns breezy this afternoon. it warms up in a hurry 72 by noon. forecasting a high of 77 degrees. a little after 6:30 on a november morning. let's find out about the commute. >> let's start with the henry hudson parkway. here's what it looks like by 153rd street. delays southbound because of a stalled vehicle by 110th street in the right lane. let's head to the other side of town. the harlem river drive, very heavy delays southbound. this is all because of an accident out there on the
you make your way down the fdr. this is southbound right at the brooklyn bridge. it does block the right lane and delays are starting to build out there. >> all right, lauren. thank you very much. now for an update on that fatal hit-and-run in queens. we were the first to tell you this morning about a bus that's been identified in the investigation. now just a few moments ago, we received new details from that bus company. tracie strahan is in flushing. she has this new information. >> reporter: michael, we have learned that that bus is, in fact, back in new york at thi hour. the driver, according to the man that answered the phone for skyliner tours, was questioned by police in connecticut, but he was not detained. he says they're fully cooperating with the police investigation. we have video from when that bus was pulled over after midnight on i-95 heading northbound. that skyliner bus says ck tours incorporated, and they are in flushing. we go know they left around 8:00 last night for this area, according to connecticut state
that police responded to a call of someone being struck here at the intersection of main street and kessina boulevard. officers from the 109th precinct discovered a woman with trauma that they describe as severe lying in the street. she was pronounced dead here at the scene. we spoke to a woman who actually got out of her car after spotting that woman, and she says it looked like she had been there for several minutes. >> so i left the car right there, actually, you know. i immediately ran over there, on the other lane. i see that it's a body. i said, it's a body, isn't it? he said, yes, it's a body. >> reporter: here's a map now of where that bus was pulled over. it's in madison, connecticut. that's about 40 miles from the foxwoods casino. we do know the skyliner bus from ck tours makes several trips to that casino every day. michael, as for the identity of the woman that was killed here, the nypd tells me over the phone that's something that so far they're not releasing. back to you.
right now a correction officer is recovering in the hospital after being jumped by two inmates at rikers island. the department of corrections says the guard was attacked around 4:30 p.m. yesterday. we're told one inmate distracted him while the other put him in a chokehold and slashed him several times in the head and face. the department says it's working on rearresting the inmates involved. mourners will gather at the wake today for a 10-year-old girl and her grandfather. they were killed when a driver slammed into a group of trick-or-treaters on halloween. police say the car jumped a curb in the bronx, hitting nyanna aquil and 65-year-old louis perez. the two will be laid to rest tomorrow. 24-year-old kristian leka was also killed while pushing his sister out of the way. his funeral was on wednesday. closing arguments are scheduled this morning in the case of an alleged real-life goodfella.
80-year-old vincent asaro is accused of helping hold up a lufthansa flight. hein's pleaded not guilty of racketeering charges. happening today, former state senator mack come smith is expected to begin his seven-year prison sentence. a judge rejected smith's request to postpone going to prison. smith wanted to surrender at the end of the month so he could take a seminar on life behind bars. he's convicted of trying to bribe his way on to the 2013 mayoral ballot as a republican. all right. 6:34 right now. time for a check of weather and traffic on the 4s. chris, i was just saying i think i feel badly for all the school teachers who are going to have to contend with students in the class with the weather beautiful and the windows probably open today. >> we're talking 70s on a november day. probably something they didn't think they were going to have to deal with. it starts out kind of gray and murky. doesn't look like a beautiful day. certainly feels very, very warm. already into the 60s. it will climb into the 70s later on this afternoon. the clouds will break up at times during the afternoon. there will be a gusty wind out
of the south and southwest. could get over 20, 25 miles an hour at times. that accompanied with 77 degrees for a high temperature, we can get through it. 67 right now in the city. climbing from the upper 60s to the low 70s at noon and upper 70s by mid to late afternoon. it won't stick around that much longer. we'll talk about that coming up. right now, here's lauren. >> good morning, everyone. we have three problems out there on the fdr drive. we still have that accident southbound just after the rfk triboro bridge. we have one southbound at the brooklyn bridge. now a disabled vehicle northbound by houseton street. you can see one slow ride. we'll take a life look outside at another slow ride. here's the inbound lincoln tunnel. about a 30-minute wait into the tolls. 20 minutes at the bridge. 20 minutes inbound at the holland tunnel. if you're parking your car, you need to move it today. we'll have more weather and traffic ahead. >> lauren, thank you. now to a commuter alert that could impact your weekend plans. there's going to be major
line starting tonight. katherine creag is in long island city with details. >> reporter: darlene, we certainly have been hearing from a lot of commuters who say it's frustrating not having the 7 train on yet another weekend. but a lot of them are saying that perhaps because of all this weekend work, the 7 train will run better in the long run. there's a big shutdown. it stretches for a huge line of the 7 train. you see it there. from midnight tonight through monday 4:30 a.m., a stretch of the 7 train from queensboro plaza and 34th street hudson yards will not be running. it is because of weekend work. there's track work that will be done. according to the mta, also a new signal system that will be installed as well as reconstructing and fortifying the tunnels. earlier this year, 7 train riders and a councilman had a rally complaining about poor service, crowded platforms. a commuter we just talked with said it's challenging not having 7 train service on the weekends. >> on the weekends, it's a little hard to get around.
you work all week and want to move around on the weekends, but you're not able to do that. so that's not a good look. >> reporter: and the mta has said before that it's trying to make the 7 line more reliable. that's why all of this work has to be done. we want to give you a live look at this poster here. lots of signs everywhere. we're at one of the spot where is commuters can get a shuttle bus. this one to vernon boulevard, jackson avenue. again, midnight tonight until 4:30 a.m. monday morning. and next weekend will be another time, a second time the 7 train will be shut down. back to you. >> all right, katherine. thank you. this morning, we're hearing from a mother who was attacked and robbed while she was breastfeeding her baby in a manhattan park. they're fine, but she says she just doesn't feel safe going into ft. tryon park anymore. last week she was nursing her baby in the park when a man with
a knife attacked her. she said he pushed her to the ground, injuring her 6-month-old daughter. >> this part was swollen, and it was scratched and blood out here. when i saw the guy, he was walking around the bench. there was a knife. >> the robber took her phone, but thanks to a tracking device, police did arrest the suspect, 31-year-old juan garcia, shortly after the attack. right now he faces several weapons and robbery charges. it is nearly a year since that massive inferno along the hudson. now some edgewater residents are suffering a setback in court. a federal judge threw out one count of their case against the avalon bay apartments. he ruled the residents failed to prove damages under new jersey's commuter fraud act, but they can still pursue other claims to recover the losses they suffered from that fire. 6:38 now. in connecticut, you may have a new reason to dread the next time you go over to renew your driver's license. long lines reported at dmv offices around the state. now, last month you could wait
up to two hours in bridgeport, an hour and a half in norwalk. those times are way up from a year ago. the state admits it's still trying to iron out problems with a new dmv computer system. happening today, the newest class of new york city firefighters will be one of its most diverse. today four women will be among those graduating at queens college. they will become probationary members of the fdny. four women in one graduating class is a record for new york's bravest. the fdny will soon have 49 women among its members. that's the most in its 150-year history. >> congratulations to them all. the american museum of natural history has approved a design for a $325 million addition. the museum's trustees approved the plan for a six-story building. the center is going to feature curved surfaces. so this will actually be on the museum. if approved by the city, the new addition is set to open in late
2019 or early 2020. it's going to involve all the museums. >> looks beautiful. all right. 6:39. you stay safe. we'll tell you about the new feature that could be coming to the next iphone. and up next, it's a special from your childhood. we'll tell you which toys are fame. and your weather and traffic on the 4s is coming up.
rolling through the streets after making the drive from gardner, new york. the tree will officially arrive on the plaza later this morning, live of course on the "today" show. >> and the tree lighting will be held wednesday, december 2nd. watch it all live here on nbc 4. >> they got the tree stand out. >> it's happening. >> time for weather and traffic on the 4s. chris, you have got the best view of where the tree is going to go. thaul t-shirts. >> an odd sight, the tree going up in temperatures in the 70s. we're talking about record-high temperatures. just unbelievable. you can see some of the scaffolding already set and ready to go. this will be the first year in a long time al won't be hitched to the truck bringing it on in. he's in hawaii, poor guy. we'll see how it goes as we go through the day today. temperatures, as i said, just starting out in the 60s now. we're at 67. a cloudy sky. heading to record territory. we've got some low clouds. we have some fog around, some drizzle in parts of the area. later tonight, we could see a couple showers move on through. the main story about today is the record warmth.
then a nice weekend is ahead of us, too, as we dry things out and cool things off. record highs. the normal high temperature is 57 degrees for november 6th. we're heading 20 degrees warmer today to 77. again, that'll be it. we'll start to cool it down by tomorrow. for today, the record in central park is 74. laguardia, bridgeport, jfk all around 70. most of these, if not all, may go by the wayside today. city island is 66. jannson heights is 65. hoboken, 67 right now. even those distant suburbs well to north and west, typically much cooler. not really the case this morning. you're in the low and mid-60s as well, as it is across long island. some visibility heres here and there. pockets of fog. for the most part, not a big problem. you can see one area of showers moving offshore. another area to the west of us. we'll spend several hours in between these two systems today. once the low clouds burn off and break up a little bit, we should
and partial sunshine in there. that will really boost the temperatures this afternoon. that's why we're going for a high of 77. the wind is going to get busy too later on. it will be become breezy to windy at times with that southwest wind. few showers possible tonight. if you're heading out, grab the umbrella. tomorrow, the clouds will linger across the area. there's going to be a system going by just to our south with some rain. i think that stays south and east of us. should be a nice afternoon with temperatures still back into the mid-60s. then it cools down tomorrow night as we clear things out. in terms of getting any fall foliage viewing is, it's right here. you don't have to venture too far. if you venture to far to the north, the leaves are on the floor. 57 with sunshine sunday. 60 on monday. tuesday. we're back to the low 60s next week. so back to above-normal temperatures again. not as warm as today. 64 tomorrow. lots of sun sunday and monday. maybe a couple showers by the time we get to thursday.
>> it's the same problems still slow going in the areas it's always slow going. we have a disabled vehicle on the fdr drive by houston street. expect heavy delays. we did have an accident southbound on the fdr by the brooklyn bridge. that cleared. also an accident on the fdr just past the rfk triboro bridge, which just cleared. there. in addition to that, we still have this disabled vehicle southboundah. the west side highway out by 110th street. delays go back pretty much to the george washington bridge. here's the henry hudson by 15 153rd. right now, just leave yourself time. if you're getting on the trains, we have delays on downtown 6 express trains. otherwise, the rails look good. and you need to move your car today. at nalt side of the treat parking rules in effect.
toyota is investing billions in artificial intelligence. they believe artificial intelligence has the potential to change the future of the auto industry. toyota is searching for ways to reduce accidents and improve safety. now, the troit research institute will start operating in january. it will be at a facility in california. here's a story sure to make you feel a bit nostalgic. the national toy hall of fame has announced this year's inductees. the game twister, super soaksoaker, and the puppet. st ey were chosen over other classics like battleship. >> can't believe it's notcin there already. >> my favorite all time is back gam mono, of course. >> there we go. >> 6-year-olds love it. >> how sophisticated. 6:48 now. up next, the new feature in the works that could help iphone users feel safer. and don't forget, follow us on facebook and twitter, michaelg4ny, darlene4ny. you're watching "today in new
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welcomp back. looking at the brooklyn bridge. 67 degrees. we're up one since earlier this morning. well, apple may be gearing up to add an impressive new safety feature. >> the company has patented a new panic mode for devices. it lets you secretly activate this with a specificm- finger. sounds like a bond gaget, but the panic mode would alert ychr family and friends thatdthe user could be in danger. it could possibly even flash a light or sound an alarm. it also blocks access to any personal data stored on the phone. it's almost like you have t paufnic mode on your car key sometimes. >> absolutely. 6:52. the "today" show coming up. check in with savannah and willie, see what's ah ed. >>tl good morning to you. coming up on the show this mow?rning, the airport security changes that could be announced by u.s. officials as early as day. it's in the wake of that crash of the russian plane. also ahead, sniffing out child predators, literally. on rossen reports, the at remarkable dogs be g used to find evidence in high-profile cases. >> those stories, plus, can hem
al is in hawaii..he wili kick off the adventure of a lifetime today. roker-thon 2. >> and we're celebrating e ing ing wrangler's first birthday, plus the christmas tree arrives. >> willie, did you take the >> i uy new one every year. i just throw it away. ights every year. >> don't forget to add the it's got to be cold. >> thanks for the tips. >> thanks so much. looking forward to that. as willie said, get ready for record-high temperatures. chris is going to tell us just how warm, yes, in november, it's going to get.
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in flushing. that happened around 8:30 last night. police responded to a call of someone struck here at main street and kessina boulevard. that woman was pronounced dead at the scene. so far, the nypd has not released her identity, but we know the driver of the bus that was pulled over in connecticut was let go by police. that bus now back in new york. back to you. >> tracie, thank you very much. right now a correctional officer is recovering in the hospital after being jumped by two inmates at rikers island. department of corrections says that guard was attacked about 4:30 yesterday afternoon. we're told one inmate distracted him, the other put him in a chokehold, slashed him several times in the head and face. department says it's working on rearresting the inmates involved. new this morning, suffolk county police are looking for a man they say stole more than $100 from a church in smithtown. investigators released this video of the suspect allegedly breaking into the donation box. if you have any information, police contact police. nj transit reversing some of
its recent late-night service cuts. it's restoring the 12:56 a.m. train out of new york on the morris son-essex lines effective sunday, as well as the 10:30 p.m. train from dover to hoboken. now to that major commuter alert that could impact your weekend plans. katherine creag is in long island city with details. >> reporter: and this is one of the places where commuters can catch a shuttle bus. this one takes you to the vernon boulevard jackson avenue area because the 7 train will not be running this weekend. the 7 train shutdown begins at midnight tonight and lasts through this monday at 4:30 a.m. it's a long stretch of the 7 train that will not be running between queensboro plaza and 34th street hud don son yards. aside from track work, the mta says they're installing a new signal system as well as reconstructing and fortifying the tunnels. some commuters are frustrated about it, but others hope it will be better service on the 7 train in the long run. back to you. >> all right, kat.
thank you so much. >> all right. dealing with that over the weekend, but what's happening now? >> we certainly hope for better service in the long run there. going to get you through the roads today. we still have that disabled vehicle on the fdr drive by houston street. heavy delays southbound on the harlem river drive because of an earlier accident. the west side highway still jammed up because of this stalled vehicle southbound at 110th street. the only problem we have this morning is the downtown 6 express trains. running with delays. >> chris? all about the weather today. >> not even 7:00 a.m. and 67 dgz. the record for the date is 74 in central park. i think we get there. i think a lot of the other records will go by the wayside before the day is through. a lot of low clouds around this morning. even low fog in spots. 77 the expected high. a couple of showers tonight. if you're heading out for your friday night, grab the umbrella to play it safe. 64 tomorrow. the clouds will linger. maybe brightening later in the day. sunday and monday, bright sunshine, cooler sunday, 57, near 60s for monday, and the