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i'll continue to keep a close eye on that. the tappan zee, shutting down two lanes westchester bound. breaking news this morning. the pentagon confirming now that a u.s.-launched air strike in syria targeted the terrorist known as jihadi john. new york's carrie barrett in the news room. one of the most vial, taunting u.s. and britain. >> as of this morning, a senior counterterrorism tells nbc they're not 100% sure he died. they certainly believe he did. he was targeted by a drone strike. the isis stronghold of raqqa, syria. >> we are an islamic army and a state. >> that's one of the videos you were referencing, michael.
video of kuwaiti born terrorist mohammed emzawi, he's believed to be the masked executioner in six videos showing victims being beheaded, including three americans, journalist steven sotloff, james foley and abdul casek. a bomb hit the car he was leaving in, left it a fireball. this morning, still no confirmation that he was killed. a spokeswoman for brittic prime minister david cameron said he would release a statement later today. we're watching that closely. she addeded the british and americans have been working very closely together to hunt down isis terrorists and defeat them. it's one of their top priorities. steven sotloff's mother spoke to nbc news. she said she wasn't aware this air strike is going on. she has mixed feeling, as well as other family member victims. she won't feel closure. nothing will bring her son back.
it's going to be a little hard to determine for sure whether jihadi john was killed in this attack. they won't be able to get on the ground immediately but certainly they'll be listening to chatter on terror networks and listening to social media, intelligence officials will, to try to get a little confirmation. we'll be following that closely throughout the morning, michael and we'll bring you more. >> maybe more facts will come out. thanks so much. 5:02. police trying to find this man. we're told 42-year-old dale westen may own the gun used in the shooting death of a 16-year-old girl in the bronx. the girl was found dead in an apartment on east 171st street in clairemont yesterday around 6:00 p.m. police say she was shot in the face. the girl did not live in that apartment. right now a man who attacked three women in just a few hours is on the loose. the crimes all happened around this time yesterday morning. tracie strahan is on the lower east side. good morning.
>> reporter: good morning to you. the last reported attack happened at the baruch houses. authorities tell us over the phone that suspect on the run actually cased one of these buildings looking for his victim. now residents here are really questioning if a possible security flaw may have contributed to the crime. take a look at the security video released by nypd hours ago. it captured the suspect moments before the attack in baruch houses. authorities say he struck up a conversation with a 40-year-old woman, forced her into her apartment and raped her. they believe he was the same man behind the raping and robbery of a woman on broome street and tried to rape a woman on jane street. residents of baruch house say they've complained about locks broken. >> you think something could have been avoided if the doors were locked? >> yes.
they broke in from the outside, pop them and go inside the building like they live there. >> reporter: news 4 investigates got answers from nycha about what was going on. the agency told us, they take the safety of our residents seriously and today senior staff visited baruch houses to assess the security measures. now, we want to tell you that news 4 investigates found no complaints filed with 311. nycha said they're working with the nypd. you can see that security camera video on our website, nbcnewyork.com. back to you. >> tracie strahan, thank you. the alleged gunman in that deadly shooting near penn station is in police custody. sources tell news 4 the man was arrested in cranston, rhode island. he was allegedly hiding out there with relatives. police have also arrested 27-year-old vincent arcona yesterday after he walked into a bronx hospital looking for medication. police say he was involved in monday's shooting.
dead and two others injured. 5:04 right now, friday morning. time to check weather and traffic on the 4s. looking at temperatures right now, chris, in the 50s. not too bad. >> that really isn't all that bad. we have the wind the main weather story and starting to increase. we're starting to see gusts over 30 miles an hour. it will be a dry morning but wind could pick up. we could see gusts approaching 40 this evening. sun intervals. high temperatures in the upper 50s. so, it will feel chilly with the strong wind out there, particularly in the shade. first forecast, 56 right now. the wind beginning to increase. a mix of clouds and sun throughout the day. noontime about 54. 3:00, about 57. that's where we anticipate the high temperature to be. chillier weather tonight and tomorrow. let's talk the morning commute. >> coming to mass transit, very few changes.
fast track maintenance is wrapped up on the a. you also need to move your car today. alternate side of street parking rules are in effect. 5:05. there are questions surrounding the actions of two first responders after a woman was mistakenly declared dead in queens. a pair of emts in jamaica were responding to a victim with a gunshot wound to the head. the emts pronounced her dead but an hour later officers preparing the crime scene realized the woman was still breathing. she was rushed to jamaica hospital but still died. the hospital is investigating. 5:06. a group of officers will be out talking to drivers and pedestrians trying to make new york city streets safer. it's all part of the mayor's vision zero plan. today's katherine creag is in union square with this. you've had a report from several of these scenes in the past few weeks where pedestrians have been struck.
>> reporter: indeed, michael. the last week and a half there have been so many fatal collisions involving pedestrians and something drivers should be aware of. police officers, patrol cars, all around new york city. it's an enforcement under way to keep pedestrians safer and drivers in check. there is an increase in police officers and the number on patrol to enforce safe driving. they will look for those speeding, distracted and double parking. it will last through november 22nd for now, possibly even longer. the fatal hit and run of a 33-year-old man in september of last year and it took place in union square, it really drew attention to the problem of dangerous driving. the hit and run happened on fiftd avenue in september of last year. a suspect was arrested days later andle vision enforcement is happening across the city in all five boroughs.
side streets but the highways as well. back to you. >> thank you very much. 5:07. right now happening today, mourners will gather at the wake for the 9-year-old girl who was attacked and killed by a pit bull on long island. police say she was playing in a friend's backyard in elmont sunday when the dog suddenly attacked her. when police arrived, the dog lunged at an officer who shot and killed it. police arrested the pit bull's owner at the scene on an unrelated charge. in the bronx, police are searching for a gun-wielding man on a bicycle. the nypd released this video. the suspect allegedly tried to shoot a 15-year-old boy as he rode by but missed last friday on east 169th street. if you have any information, please contact police. today we should see one of the inmates who broke out of upstate new york prison go before a judge. david sweat could face additional charges after the
alleged cohort, richard matt, they were cleared for their action. district attorney finding the use of deadly force in matt's case was justified. they say the officers rightly feared for their lives. today what could be another black eye for the secret service heads to court. one will be held on charges of an online predator, lee robert moore. prosecutors say he solicited sex from someone he thought was a 14-year-old girl some time while working at the white house. a delaware task force claims he sent explicit photos. this morning's money report, you could be driving a car made in china. gm plans to start selling the vehicle early next year. it will be a new midsize sport utility vehicle, suv, called the buick envision. auto industry insiders call this a bold move, could be fomd by other carmakers as well. happening today, players of online fantasy sports game start rallying outside the manhattan
they will be calling on eric schneiderman to keep the games legal. the rally starts at 8:00 a.m. hosted by fantasy sports for all. a collaboration of providers including fan duel and draft kings. our sister companies nbc sports ventures and comcast sports ventures have invested in fan duel. it's a maryland mystery. a life size statue of marilyn monroe is missing in connecticut. high schoolers are setting records and inspiring people around the world. what makes him so impressive. windy friday morning. we'll have weather and traffic on the 4s coming up. you can see even our camera shaking with the wind. we'll be right back.
whether the u.s. believes the strike was successful. also breaking news in the bronx. police have just released this photo of dale westen and they're calling him a person of interest in the shooting death of a 16-year-old girl found in her bronx apartment yest anday. campbell's is recalling 355,000 cans of spaghetti-os. small pieces of plastic have been found in some cans. you may not notice them. for specifics head to nbcnewyork.com. a holiday tradition kicks off very close, in fact, right across the street. the radio city christmas spectacular. it begins tonight. runs through january 3rd. it is a staple of the holidays here in new york city. >> it sure is. the whole production. >> right there. >> love it. 5:14, and time for weather and traffic on the 4s. it's a show growing up, coming to new york city, even if just for the night, have you to see the show. >> it's a tradition. it kicks off the holiday season. the tree is up, not lit yet.
the weather will start to feel more like the holiday season. least for the next couple of days as chillier air moves in. we have clouds and sunshine. gusty wind, that will be the main weather feature throughout the day, the wind. a chilly weekend to start. it will warm up toward the end of the weekend. a mild trend next week, 60 or better most days next week. 50 right now in stanford. stratforh at 50. 49no redding. that's not bad. across the island, low to mid-50s. dson valley, closer to 50 in newberg. chillier air will continue to push in so these temperatures will drop down. wind 35-mile-an-hour gusts at lagarde aguardia. it'sl west wind. that will continue throughout the day. right now we're seeing an average between 20 k3 25 on these gusts. probably more like 30, 35, near 40 before the afternoon is through. nothing significan terms of rain heading our way. a few showers rotating around
and a big storm into eastern canada. that's crewhing a tight pressure gradient. we'll get some clouds out of that system, but nothing more than a sprinkle north and west of the city. that's about it. there will be some breaks of sunshine during the course of the day. 57 the expected high this afternoon. generally in the 50s elsewhere. mid-50s, long island. low 50s west sections of new jersey. the west wind, 15 to 25 sustained, gusting to 30 and 40 miles an hour. upper 30s in the distant suburbs well to the north and west. low and mid-30s. atstrong west wind, temperatures near 40 or 3e will feel considerably chillier so you'll need to bundle up for tonight. today it's all about the northwest wind that picks up in intensity. sun mixed with clouds. over the weekend we start out with a high of 49 on saturday, jumps to 57 by sunday. both days will see a mix of clouds and sunshine. early next week, nice monday and tice, around low 60s with sunshine. a few more clouds late wednesday, but 63. next chance of any showers later thursday with a high of 65
degrees. almost 5:17 friday morning. let's dig into t,e commute information from lauren. >> thank you, chris. we have some problems on the crass barns expressway. we'll take a look at alexander hamilton bridge, cars and trucks trying to make their way eastbound, they're really not moving. this is because there's an axe sent after webster avenue fod llowing a fuel spill. the reports we're getting is it's quite bad. i'll showou what the delays are starting to do. the george washington bridge, the backup on the inbound upper level. this has only been out there for maybe 15 minutes. delays don't go back to the tolls just yet but this is going little while. maps. right now we have delays about midspan and this took place over here. the george washington bridge, going to the lower level or avoid this completely. it will likely be there for a while. the tappan zee bridge off the span headed toward westchester county, there's a disabled vehicle blocking two lanes before the toll plays.
>> but it's not causing a problem. just be careful. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect today. more coming up on the 4s. 5:18. a cruise ship passenger is missing in the waters near cuba. coast guard searching 22 miles off the cuban coast. this is where the crew of the mother norwetian pearl went missing. apparently went overboard during a music festival. travels were traveling to cozumel,emexico, when this accident apparently happened. 18 on this friday morning. in the race for the white h ouse, donald trump is unleashing som thinks strongest criticism yet. a fellow candidate dr. ben carson. >> he said he's got pathological disease. he actually said pathological temper and then defined it as disease. he said he has pathological disease. >> yesterday trump said child molesters were also pathological. trump also mocked another statement in carson's
auoktobiography. he acted out carson's claim the attempted stabbing of a trend was stopped by that friend's belt. so far, no reaction from carson's campaign. police in connecticut are trying to figure out who ran offhwith marilyn monroe. a lifr size statue was stolen from a maryland pub in bristol. the suspect drove up in a white vab and carried away the 42-pound statue. we e pub's owner says people like taking pictures with the statue and the theft is certainly disappointing. >> they steal the plants, the pumpkins, bows off the building, but the statue, yeah, that was a little too far. please. she belongs here. >> you hear it, the pub's owner saying, whoever stole that statue of maryland to bring it back and there will be no >> > high sm,ool athlete in pennsylvania is breaking records and overcoming obstacles every day. chris has 915 receiving yards
this year. that's the most ever at his high school in cambridge springs. that's impressive but remarkable he's doing it with one hand. the high school senior was born without a left hand. every day he makes incredible catches. but in order to get on the field, he had to prove doubters wrong. >> i don't let it get to me. i just work that much harder to prove them wrong. i feel i belong out there just as much as anybody else. >> a kid with his kind of abilities, with his disability, no, i've never coached anybody like him. i don't know a single word you can use to describe him. >> that's incredible. kris has become something of a celebrity in his town. he's the reigning homecoming king as well. he's also a punter ond a defensive back. i mean, think about overcoming the obstacles he has to overcome every single day. what a strong kid. it's great the whole community embraces that. >> congratulations to him.
inbound lincoln tunnel, lauren said this is the crossing of choice today. facebook experimenting with a disappearing messages feature to compete with snapchat, allowing people to send a message in a chat window that automatically disappears after an hour. so, it's similar feature used by snap chat. with snapchat, users can screen shot to save it or parents try to do that. >> that's right. >> not clear if facebook will send users notification when that happens. >> more to keep track of. 5:24. we've been hearing all about those google self-driving cars for a while and how safe they are. well, here's a foet tote of a california officer who perhaps he thought otherwise.
he pulled over one of those automated cars. the officer complained that the car was going too slowly. luckily, there was a backup driver behind the wheel to stop the vehicle. that's something we didn't think of, as we watch this unfold. when somebody wants to pull over the driverless car in the future. >> he was going too slow. >> you're right. which can be dangerous as well. it's distracking to people. >> very dangerous. yesterday someone was driving 30 on a 55-mile-an-hour roadway. it's just as dangerous. >> we don't know who got the ticket. >> well, there was a person in the car. that's probably the person -- >> the backup driver. >> cp3 got the ticket. weather, dry roads. two hands on the steering wheel on the overpasses in particular. strong, gusty winds, west winds throughout the day 30 to 40 miles an hour. wouldn't be surprised if we start to hear about delays at newark airport. they have a hard time with west
57 the expected high with 30 to 40 west winds. chilly tomorrow, upper 40s to near 50. still windy and the wind subsides. sunday will feel better with temperatures in the upper 50s. a quiet weekend coming up. sunshine both days. >> lauren, what's happening? >> we'll start with the rails. commute checklist, everything looks good. major commuter lines and subways. no delays or service changes. a live look outside at the george washington bridge where things may look okay from this angle. they're not. you do not want to head to the upper level. there's a fuel spill on the expressway heading eastbound and delays are starting to get back to the tolls here. head to the lower level or avoid this completely. head to the lincoln. it's very messy so could be throughout the morning rush. >> thank you very much. 5:26 now. ahead, some new findings just released about autism. plus, a verdict in the trial of an accused mobster.
breaking news. in the hunt for one of most wanted men in the family, the terrorist known as jihadi john. targeting women. a good look at the man terrorizing one section of manhattan. and just released overnight. the new findings about autism in america. "today in new york" starts now. good morning. it is friday morning, november 13th. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> storm team 4 chris cimino here with the forecast. carefully piled up leaf pile i did the other day, gone probably. >> alling so y right? >> you should have glued the leaves together. thins will be blowing around. it's a strategic raking as we head into the weekend. northwest wind this afternoon into tonight, could gust over 40 miles an hour.
49, lagrange. elsewhere closer to 50 as he get toward the city, mid-50s. same thing in long island and down the shore. temps aren't too bad but winds kicking up. 33 miles an hour gust. jfk at 32 miles an hour. we're seeing gusts on average between 15 and 25 miles an hour. they'll continue to increase as we go into the afternoon. the wind into the evening, too. temps with that mix of sun and clouds not going anywhere today. may slide down, then back up. looking for a high of 57 this afternoon. looks like a dry weekend but a little chilly to start. we'll talk more about that coming up on the 4s. how about the commute right now? >> not so good for those that would be heading to the george washington bridge. a live look at alexander hamilton, he's cross-bronx, nothing is moving. there's a fuel spill out there that blocks at least a lane, likely more than a lane after webster avenue. delays back across the span of the g.w. bridge. they are back to the tolls at this point.
lower level is the way to go. or head over to lincoln tunnel or holland, they're fine but this is going to be a problem for a while. more ahead on the 4s. 5:31 on this friday morning. breaking news. we're waiting for british prime minister david cameron to say something about a united states air strike aimed as isis killer known as jihadi john. we've seen him in videos. now a senior u.s. officials tell us an air strike targeted him in the syrian town of raqqa. there's no word on if that strike was successful. british intelligence identified him as mohammed emwazi. the british have been helping to capture him. lebanon declares a day of mourning off this isis attack. two suicide bombers struck in beirut, killing 41 people. it struck in a neighborhood of businesses and coffee shops controlled by hezbollah forces. the attack is seen as retaliation against hezbollah's battle against isis in syria.
also breaking this morning, police are trying to find this man. officers say they want to talk to 42-year-old dale westen about the death of a 16-year-old in the bronx, found in an apartment on east 171st street in clairemont yesterday. about 6:00 in the evening. police say she was shot in the face. right now police are also looking for a man who went on a spree yesterday morning around this time. there were three attacks. they targeted three different women. "today in new york's" tracie strahan is on the lower east side with the latest on that. >> reporter: in 24 hours, police still haven't made much headway into this case but we know the suspect, still on the run, is accused of targeting three women on the lower east side in three hours' time. we do have a better look at what that suspect looks like thanks to security camera video taken inside of the baruch houses. he was casing this area, according to police, when he struck up a conversation inside
him in a stairwell. police say he forced that woman into an apartment and then raped her. authorities believe this is the same man behind a groping and robbing of another woman on broome street an earlier and before that attempted to rob a woman on jane street who was able to get away. residents in the baruch houses are fearful this sexual crime spree could continue. >> i know the lady. the lady is a very nice person. always with her kids. and she always -- every morning i see her walking with her dog. i have kids, i have daughters. you know, i'm always worried. >> reporter: the suspect is said to be in 20s or thirty, around 5'10". residents inside the baruch houses have raised more security concerns as a result of this. they say the locks of the front doors have been broken for a long time now. news 4 reached out to nycha, and
that case. back to you. >> thank you very much. new this morning, a new report out suggests a startling jump in the number of children diagnosed with autism however it may reflect better awareness. the national center for health statistics says 1 in 45 u.s. kids have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. in this latest survey, researchers changed how they asked parents about their children's developmental delays. >> we're asking questions better and that people are aware. diagnosis and label and perhaps it's being used instead of other diagnoses that have been used in the past. >> researchers found an increase in the diagnosis of autism, the percentage of other developmental disabilities did fall. 5:35. we want to take time to check weather and traffic on the 4s. let's check in with storm team 4's chris cimino.
we've been focused on the temperatures. it's going to drop. >> it will level off. no big bounce back this afternoon. next week is when we get back to the mild stuff. dry morning, main feature. no rain to worry about, first time in three days it hasn't been damp in the morning. but it's windy. there will be a mix of clouds and sunshine. gusting to 30 to 40 miles an hour at time. that means any loose objects on balconies, you want to take in or secure. highs will be in the upper 50s as it feels chilly. we're starting out pretty mild. 56 right now. temperature will slide down a little bit early this morning and come back to about 57 with that mix of clouds and sun. again, the wind will be the main feature. commutewise so far, what's the big problem out there? >> we have one big problem i'll get to. we have a new problem on new jersey turnpike northbound car lanes, there's an accident shutting down two lanes. head over to the truck lanes to avoid this. another spot you want to avoid
washington bridge and the eastbound cross-bronx expressway. just before webster avenue there's a fuel spill that will take a while to clean up. things are jammed up, back across the upper level span, a 15 wait into the tolls. head to the lincoln tunnel. this will be there for a while. not an easy commute there. rails, all of that, good news, no problems. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. it's 5:37. an education blitz is taking place in manhattan. it could be a life-saving lesson. part of the mayor's zero vision plan to make the streets safer. katherine creag is in union square. >> reporter: a couple of police officers, including a police captain we've been talking with here, said it's important to get the word out. that drivers should notice extra police officers across the city streets. not just here in union square, but all five boroughs as part of this enforcement, the vision
zero program. they're enforcing save driving looking for drivers speeding, failing to yield to pedestrians, even though double parking. the crackdown will last through november 22nd for now. it may go longer. the fatal hit and run of a 33-year-old man in september last year in union square drew attention to the problem of dangerous drivers. a suspect was arrested days later. a pedestrian we just talked with says it's really a two-way street that drivers and pedestrians need to work together and following the rules and keeping safe. >> you walk across the street, they don't follow the rules and regulations. so it's not just the karlg. it could be the people just walking in the middle of the street, not waiting for the light. >> reporter: could drivers be a little better, a little safer? >> yeah, they could stop speeding, slow down a little bit. >> reporter: again, the vision zero enforcement that started is happening across the city in all
streets but the highways as well, darlene. we'll send it back to you. >> katherine creag in union square, thank you. we'll getting an exclusive look at technology that may have prevented two pedestrian deaths caused by mta buses making left hand turns at intersections in queens. apparently they were in the driver's blind spots. makers of mobile shield plus gave us a demonstration. they said if the buss had their high-tech warning systems the deaths may have been prevented. >> our technology can give the driver awareness of circumstances like vulnerable road users being in a collision with buses. >> they are testing the warning system. it may soon be expanded to 100 buses. the alleged gunman in the deadly shooting near penn station is in police custody. they say he was arrested in cranston, rhode island.
police also arrested 27-year-old vince end arcona after he walked into a bronx hospital looking for medication. they say he was involved in monday's shooting. leaving one person dead and two others injured. the reputed mobster accused in the legendary heist that inspired the movie "goodfellas" is a free man. a jury cleared 80-year-old vincent asaro of the brooklyn racketeering trial. prosecutors claimed he helped with the lufthansa heist, which became the screen play. he was acquitted despite testimony against him from his own cousin and other mobster turncoats. >> i would like to thank my two lawyers. i would like to thank u.s. marshal tvs for treating me great. >> he remains the only person to be put on trial for the heist. 5:40. ahead, an important rivalry game for the jets and why so many people online, not just about
the score, they're talking about the uniforms that were worn in this game. plus, this man calmly walking down the street is about to do something dangerous and illegal. see his crime caught on camera. and we'll have weather and traffic on the 4s coming up. you're watching "today in new york." ht star bright, the first star i see tonight i wish i may, i wish i might, have the wish i wish tonight wishes do come true. the lincoln wish list event is on. right now get exceptional offers on the entire lincoln family. for a limited time your choice of mkc, mkz gas or hybrid for $369 a month with zero due at
a live look outside. it looks like derrick that's what it is. route 3 in rutherford, new jersey, next to metlife stadium. to football. the buffalo bills head coach rex ryan came back to met life as the opposing coach this time after losing his job in the off-season. and he was greeted with boos by jets fans as he came onto the field. the game tied 3-3 in the second quarter. devin smith gets the kickoff. he fumbles it. the bills' corey graham picks it up, brings it in for the score. jets had another chance. down by five, final seconds. fitzpatrick picked off. the bills beat the jets 22-17. >> it's kind of like -- it's
some girl you had the hots for and all that stuff and you move on and every now and then they call you back. they can't get you back. >> thanks, rex. a lot of people not only talking about the game but the uniforms. this is the special thursday night uniforms. each team picks one color. a lot of people who say they're color blind said they couldn't tell the teams apart because the bright red the bills wore looked like the green that the jets wore to them. >> about 8% of all men are color blind. the red and green, there are degrees, the reds and greens look similar, hard to distinguish. what did you think about the bright colors head to toe? >> not a huge fan. i love when they do throwback, nhl does that. i don't know if i like the -- >> the color rush as it's being called? let's check in with chris. what did you think? it was like christmas on the field. >> i don't like the separation,
the shirt and pants being a different color, contrast. you could see things. the action looks more vivid when it's broken up. that looked like plastic players. remember the old electric football -- that's what it looked like to me. it was weird. >> i'm sure that's exactly what they were going for. >> maybe it was just me. it was late. let's get a look at what's going on weatherwise. a gusty wind this morning gusts of 30 miles an hour. 56 degrees. these temperatures not going anywhere. they'll drop off and come back to the midand upper 50s. 50s through new jersey. woodbridge at 55. .pleasant point pless ant, 52. 32-mile-an-hour gusts at jfk. we've seen gusts on the order of
30 to 35 miles an hour. montauk, 25-mile-an-hour gusts. they were up to 30 a little bit ago. the gusts will ramp up. the school day forecast starting out at bus stops, between 50 and 355. windy around recess, 54. 57 around 3:30. football games tonight, windy and chilly. low 50s, dropping into 40s for nighttime game. future tracker keeps us quiet. most of the sprinkles and showers stay well to the north up into new england. notice a mix of clouds and sunshine this afternoon. the evening hours we'll call it partly cloudy, disturbance of sprinkles and even wet snowflakes well to the north of us this evening. tomorrow, sunshine mixed with clouds. again, a good deal of sun in the afternoon which you can't see here. a gusty wind tomorrow. temperatures hard pressed to get to about 50 degrees in the afternoon hours. sunday intervals of clouds and sunshine. no rain to worry about. it continues to stay dry. future cast, wind gusts, let's
city near 30 miles an hour. down the shore between 30 and 35 miles an hour. most folks gusting 25 to 30. into the evening gusts over 30, maybe even over 40 along the jersey shore and across long island. gusts 30 to 35 common. overnight, same scenario. into tomorrow, in the morning gusty. in the afternoon seeing gusts approaching 30. late tomorrow night gusts more in the order of 15 to 20 miles an hour. temperatures today, upper 50s. mid-50s in nearby suburbs. north and west, lower 50s. watch for the wind out of the north-northwest. tonight we're in the 30s to upper 40s. no rain in the seven-day until thursday with a few showers. temperatures low 60s. a little after 5:48. commute time, how is it looking? >> not good for the george washington and cross-bronx
expressway. before webster avenue there's a fuel spill that is causing quite a mess. that's why traffic's not moving. let's head to new jersey where you'll see the approach to the george washington bridge. that's a 30-minute delay because of this problem on the cross-bronx expressway. across the span things are jammed up. to the left, you can see cars moving. the lower levels doing okay. you could head to the lincoln tunnel. no inbound into the toll. this is the spot to avoid. two other problems you need to know about. new jersey turnpike car lanes before interchange 13-a there's an accident in the left lane so head to the truck lanes. an accident on the gowangus and express lane. although in addition parking is in effect. 5:49. in connecticut police are looking for a man caught on camera torching a car last sunday on vasser avenue in stamford.
gasoline, lighting the fire and running away. investigators believe the suspect may have targeted the car on purpose. if you recognize this man, police contact police. now to the latest on the deadly house explosion in elizabeth, new jersey. officials pulled what may be a key piece of evidence from the rubble. vefrts were seen wrapping up a stove outside the duplex. meanwhile, the mayor tells 4 investigates there had been an illegal conversion from the garage into an apartment. multiple sources say the gas company was there days earlier. the blast killed 20-year-old femi brown. his father remembered him as a motivated son. >> beautiful, beautiful, handsome, great child. he's very hard working. is gone now. >> femi brown's girlfriend was she was pregnant. two adults and two children remain in the hospital in critical condition. police have arrested a man who allegedly burglarized an
apartment and then caused police to lock down an office building in the flatiron district. members of the s.w.a.t. team sealed the building. they were looking for a burglary suspect who ran inside. police did arrest 33-year-old. investigators say he snuck into a nearby apartment, knocked the tenant to the ground when she came home. residents there say they're scared. >> i'm wondering how with a doorman this person was able to get in here. now i'm worried. because they're going to have to do something with the security. >> residents tell us they are going to pay more attention to their surroundings from now on. in queens police are looking for a thief who likes expensive guitars. take a look at this video from inside the guitar center in long island city. he picks up a custom gibson. looks around. when he realizes no one is watching, he walks out. that guitar is worth $5,000.
. welcome back. 5:54. friday morning. temperatures mid-50s here in the city. >> even in the suburbs. >> that's pretty comfortable. >> for this time of the year, not bad. the main story today is the wind. it ch will ushery chillier temperatures by tonight. today mix of clouds, sun peaking through. the wind gust 30 to 40 miles an hour. tonight look for partly cloudy sky. low temperature 40. that's in the city where the wind will feel colder than that. you need to bundle up. 30 in the suburbs with windchill down in the 20s. weekend planner, may be hard-pressed to get to 50. stays nicer feeling on sunday, a little more sun, less wind and temperature back into the upper 50s. that will set the stage for a mild week next week. we'll talk more about that. >> super. there we go. lauren, what's happening? >> commute not so super today. quite a few problems causing big delays. we'll start on the bqe moving
into the brooklyn bridge. the camera is not frozen. it's not moving. it's just after the manhattan bridge before flushing avenue. you need to leave yourself extra time. an accident on inbound gowanus, the whole ride a rough one. to the maps, a big mess at g.w. bridge. 40-minute wait. right now 15 to the lower but a fuel spul on cross-bronx expressway. it doesn't seem to be clearing any time soon. the lincoln tunnel is in better shape so people should head that way. >> thanks very much. something else we talk about a lot. the second avenue subway line may be coming to east harlem after all sooner than thought. the mta held a special meeting with federal, state and sfe officials yesterday and they talked about how to speed up this project. people who live there were outraged when the mta made a recent announcement that construction for the stations above 96th street wouldn't start
until the year 2020. meanwhile, the three stations that are on the upper east side are dpp expected to open. in connecticut, lottery officials announced suspending all sales and payouts for its five card cash game. officials say they learned some retailers may have intentionally manipulated lottery terminals for their personal gale. they're not saying which retailers are involved in their investigation. officials say the game is suspended in order to install new security software. sill ahead on "today in new york" -- at 6:00 we're following breaking news. the u.s. air strike that may have taken out one of the world's most wanted terrorist. new information about the cruise ship passenger who went overboard. it may not have been an accident. a tai with us, keep watching "today in new york." download 4 new york app on your mobile phone we'll be back in two minutes.
breaking news right now. the most wanted terrorist in the world targeted in an air strike. the hunt for the man known as jihadi john. the search for the rapist who police say watched and waited before attacking three women in three hours. and new this morning, a startling increase in the number of kids diagnosed with autism. "today in new york" starts now. good morning. it is november 13th. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. let's go to chris sa mean foe for cra check of the weather. >> the wind is the main weather story. pretty quiet. no rain to worry about. put the umbrellas away. 51 in farmingville. generally 50 to 55 across long island and the city. most of new jersey. starting to see a few upper 40s. we may shave off a few degrees from the temperatures early on with the brisk wind kicking in. gust in central park of 23 miles an hour.
i think we'll see gusts over 35 to 40 miles an hour. strong wind, clouds and sunshine, high of 57. run on spots. what's the lateest? >> good morning. new jersey commuters listen up. we have big problems. eastbound on cross-bronx expressway messing up the george washington bridge. we'll take a live look at approaches where there's already a 40-minute wait. this is growing quickly into the upper level. 15 to 20 minutes into the lower level. there's a fuel spill on cross-bronx expressway before webster avenue shutting down two lanes. heading into the lincoln tunnel, 15 minute wait. to the turnpike we have an accident on the car lanes northbound between interchange 13-a shutting down two lanes. head to the truck lanes. we also have problems for brooklyn commuters. i'll have details coming up on the 4s. 6:01 right now. the world is waking up to breaking news. the most wanted terrorist on the
planet may be dead. today's kerrie barrett is following this. >> we heard from british prime minister david cameron a couple minutes ago. although u.s. intelligence officials say it's very likely jihadi john is dead, cameron says they're still waiting on confirmation. they would stop at nothing to hunt these terrorists down. >> emwhzi posed an ongoing and serious threat to innocent civilians not only in syria but around the world. >> he went on to say the strike was a result of americans and british working closely and hunting down terrorists is the top priority. adding these strikes are the right thing to do. these are the videos, mohammed emwazi, known as jihadi john. he's believed to be the masked executioner in six isis videos
beheaded, including three americans americans. we know this drone strike targeted him last night as he was leaving a building. it hit the car he was in, left it it in a ball of flames. steven sotloff's mother spoke to nbc news saying she didn't know anything about the air strike. if she got him, she says it's great. she doesn't believe she'll feel closure because nothing will bring her son back. a lot of the victims' families have been reiterate ing that same thought. it is understandable. while we are working to confirm whether he was killed, it's going to be hard to know for sure immediately before there's actually feet on the ground. intelligence, of course, going to be listening to chatter within the terrorist networks and also looking at social media as they so often do to try to get confirmation of this. we'll stay on top of it and bring you the latest. >> kerry barrett in the news room, thank you. more information could come at any moment. we'll have updates this hour.
don't miss a full live report on the "today" show right after "today in new york." we have breaking news in the bronx. police releasing a photo of a man who may be connected to the shooting death of a 16-year-old girl. 42-year-old dale westen may own the gun that was used in that murder. the girl was found dead in an apartment on east 171st street in clairemont yesterday about 6:00 in the evening. police say she was shot in the face. the girl cannot live in that apartment. at this point no arrests have been made new this morning, a report showing a jump in child autism cases may be a reflection of how we now speak about the disorder. the national center for health statistics now says 1 in 45 u.s. kids has been diagnosed with a form of autism. previous estimates were 1 in 68 children. but in this latest survey, researchers changed how they asked parents about their chirnsz developmental delays. >> we're asking questions better and that people are aware of the diagnosis and using that label
diagnosis that's being used instead of other diagnoses that may have been used in the past. >> while researchers found an increase in the diagnosis of autism, the pesage of other developmental disabilities fell. 6:04. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. chris has been telling us all morning long, keep the garbage can lid cover secure because they'll be flying. >> anything that can blow around with a 30 to 40-mile-an-hour wind gust could become airborne. be aware of the fact there will be wind gusts f 30 to 40 miles an hour out there. we've seen a few over 30 this morning. it's a dry morning but winds are picking up. a mix of clouds and sunshine. the west wind gusting to 30 to 40 miles an hour. commonly we think in the afternoon and into early tonight. temperaturewise should be in the mid-to upper 50s. tends to be colder by tonight, 30s. 40 in the city. we'll drop into the lower 50s early this morning and back to
conditions under a partly sunny sky. conditions on the roads and rails, we'll find out the latest from lauren. >> good morning. for our brooklyn commuters we have two trouble spots. first accident eastbound on the gowanus by prospect expressway. once you get passed it, an accident on bqe after the manhattan bridge. a rough ride through here. i've been talking about it because it affects a lot of people. we have the fuel spill on cross-bronx expressway before webster avenue. those delays go across the bridge. at 45 minutes now. every time i go back to the traffic area, another five minutes gets added. lincoln tunnel at 20 minutes which is far better than 45. we're at 60 now. there's an update. if you're getting on the trains, everything looks good. we have some good news for the morning commute. alternate side parking rules are in effect.
a rapist hunted for victims and this morning the police are hunting for him. police say he attacked three women, one after another within moblocks of each other on the lower east side. latest victim at baruch homes on fdr drive. tracie strahan is there with the latest. >> reporter: michael, frightening details from the nypd on this. they say the suspect was actually casing one of these buildings for his victim and encountered her in a stairwell. it's something with him still on the run that has residents here questioning security here. take a look at this video released by the nypd that shows the alleged suspect in the lobby of the baruch houses moments. they say he struck up a conversation with that 40-year-old victim and forced her into her apartment and raped her. police believe this is the same man who groped and robbed another womabln on broome street an hour earlier and an hour before that, attempted to rape a woman on jane street. residents of the baruch houses
the locks on the doors being broken, allowing easy access. >> you think something like this could have been avoided if the doors were locked? avoided. i feel so sorry for that person. they broke, people from the outside pop them, go inside the building like they live there. >> reporter: news 4 invest gates looked deeper into that allegation. in a statement nycha said we take the safety of our residents seriously. senior administration looked at the locks. they installed new locks, saying they're coo rating with authorities as the search continues for the suspect. back to you. >> thanks very much. the alleged mobster accused in the legendary heist that inspired the hit movie "goodfellas" is now a free man. the jury cleared 80-year-old vincent arar sew of all 14 counts in the brooklyn racketeering trial.
prosecutors claim he helped plan the 1978 lufthansa heist that netted $6 million in cash and jewels. that sorry later becoming a key part of the screen play for the martin scorsese film "goodfellas." he was acquitted despite testimony against him from his own cousin and other mob turncoats. >> i'd like to thank my two lawyers. without them i wouldn't be here now. i'd like to thank u.s. marshal service for treating me great. >> asaro remains the only person be put on trial for that heist. 6:09 right now. w to donald trump's latest criticism of dr. ben carson that will likely be the talk of presidential politics today. >> he said he's got pathological disease. he actually said pathological temper and then defined it as disease. so, he said he has pathological disease. >> trump also said that child molesters are pathological. trump mocked another statement
hethcted out carson's claim that attempted stabbing of a friend was stobed by that friend's belt. so fdr, no reactions from the carson camp. looks like huluins about to get a boost to the bottom line. landon joins us. the streaming services had a good season? >> it is. hulu is reportedly in talks to sell a stake to time warner which could value it at $5 billion. "the wall street journal" says they're also discussing content licensing deals with time warner, the apparent of hbo, tnt, cartoon network and other channels. this could help hulu better complete with netflix and amazon prime. i love this next story. colonel sanders wants to deliver a bucket of fried chicken to your door. they are testing delivery in los angeles and san francisco. other cities could be added in the future.
it's working with online delivery service door dash and it won come cheap. a delivery fee of $4.99 to $6.99 based on your location. some items cost more than in restaurants. kfc already delivers in other countries such as china. the southern girl in me, this could be dangerous. >> i know. that's a pricey date, though. >> it is. >> stepping it up. >> thank you so much. still ahead here on "today in new york," it's 6:11, caught in the act on camera. the arsonist spotted targeting and then torching a car. and the coast guard skourz the waters off cuba searching for a cruise ship passenger who is believed may have jumped off. also weather and traffic ote the 4s coming up as we look at the tappan zee bridge. you're watching "today in new
what a beautiful looking south toward mid and lower manhattan. a check of weather and thoracic on -- traffic on the 4s. >> the wind is moving around but we cleared out the low clouds, haze and fog we've had the last three mornings. it will be a nicer looking day. a mixed sky of sun and clouds. an increasing gusty wind. gusts over 30 in parts of the area. we could see gusts near 40 before the day is through. it's a chilly weekend startn tomorrow. hard pressed to get to 50 tomorrow afternoon for a high and better by sunday. a mild trend next week, looking at 60 or better every day. 54 in chelsea. 56 in hoboken. 55 in jackson heights and city island. 50 to 55, long island, connecticut. hudson valley, upper 40s, low 50ens. same thing in northern new jersey. bridge water at 56. gusts of 25 miles an hour. jfk, 31-mile-an-hour gusts.
miles an hour. generally 20 to 30 miles an hour and i think that will ramp up higher through the afternoon and evening. tight pressure gradient wrapped around the strong west winds here. all the showers and sprinkles will stay to the north and west of us for today. there will be occasional cloud cover we have to deal with. the west wind, the air tends to sink. when it sinks, it tends to dry out so clouds will break up for intervals of sunshine. no rain to worry about but a gusty wind sustained at 15 to 20 and 25 miles an hour gusting over 30 and 40. low to mid-50s for our northwestern suburbs. this evening, it's a chilly wind. 58 at 9:00. 46 by 11:00. the temperatures will continue to dropover night overnight. low to mid-30s to the north and west. the weekend looks pretty good. there's no rain to worry about. just strong, gusty winds tomorrow.
49, that's it for a high. 57 on sunday with legs wind. then 60-ish monday and tuesday with a good deal of sunday. maybe showers by thursday and a high of 65 degrees. almost 6:17. let's get the latest on the commute from lauren. >> a lot of areas doing fine. some spots are bad. we'll start with brooklyn where we have an accident on inbound gowanus and then once we get passed this in the bqe. we'll show you what those delays look like. very, very heavy. not moving at all heading into brooklyn bridge. quite extensive. leave yourself plenty of extra time today. i have some good news. we'll show you the alexander hamilton bridge where we had a fuel spill on the cross-bronx expressway. that has cleared. this picture may be deceiving. delays have only eased out here. headed inbound at george washington bridge you still have a 60-minute the way to upper level, 25 to lower.
we confave an accident on new jersey turnpike before 13-a. blocks two lanes. it's affecting both car lanes and truck lanes. avoid the turnpike. head to the parkway. an accident on 684 before route 116. delays go back to hard scrabble road. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. 6:18. the coast guard happening for an american cruise ship passenger who went overboard in waters near cuba. the crew of the norwegian pearl say the woman jumped off the ship about 2 nautical miles off the cuban coast. the cruise was hosting a music festival from miami to cozumel, mexico, at the time of the incident. the coast guard has dispatched a c-130 and cutter to search for the missing passengers. investigators possibly pulled a key piece of evidence from the house explosion in ee piz elizabeth, new jersey.
they wrapped up a stove. a gas leak believed to be the cause of the explosion. the mayor says there was an illegal conversion possibly from the garage into an apartment, making that garage into an apartment. multiple sources say the gas company was at the home just days earlier. the blast did kill 24-year-old femi brown and his father says he was a hard worker. >> beautiful, beautiful, handsome, great child. he has a dream. i mean, he's very hard working. is gone now. >> femi brown's girlfriend was seriously injured and she's pregnant. two adults, two children remain in the hospital in critical condition. in connecticut, miss are looking for a man caught on camera, torching a car. it shows the manpowering gasoline, then lighting the fire and running away. happened last sunday on vasser avenue in stamford. investigators say they believe the suspect may have targeted that particular vehicle.
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square. 6:23 on a friday. you can get a look inside a luxurious multimillion dollar home in manhattan, but you could never step inside. that's because the home is the doll house castle on display at the shops of columbus circle through december 8th. it's 9 feet tall, appraised -- the doll house is appraised at -- >> oh, come on. >> appraised at $8.5 million. >> look at that. >> the detail is unbelievable and amazing. >> i want to hire their landscaper. >> takings a long time to do your grass, though. >> tiny hedge clippers. >> tweezers. >> i can't just squeeze in there real quick, see what's going on? guess not. >> doll house, how many millions? >> $8.5 million. >> square footage is at a premium. >> don't take that outside with the wind today. 40-mile-an-hour wind. make sure it stays inside. meantime we are dealing with gusty winds this morning.
they will increase throughout time. a mix of clouds and sun. no rain to worry about. temperatures generally in the 50s throughout the day. gets chillier tonight. 40 in the city. 30s in a lot of the suburbs and stays quite windy. the windchills will be down in the 20s and low 30s. the weekend, it's cool tomorrow, too. upper 40s for a high with sun and clouds. still windy through the mid-afternoon. wind subsides tomorrow afternoon and sunday we'll feel better with less wind and temperatures back to upper 50s. nice, fall weekend but crisp. lauren? >> not a fun friday morning commute, that's for sure. we have a couple of problems out there. we'll take a live look at tappan zee. headed toward westchester county, it's congested. we had a vacated vehicle blocking the lanes. that might be contributing to this and also just a lot of people. george washington bridge, a 60-minute wait inbound.
issues bound on cross-bronx expressway, a fuel spill that's cleared but delays aren't cleared because more people are headed out. head to the lincoln tunnel. it's a better option. up next, it's the all-out search for a rapist on the run. >> reporter: three attacks in just three hours. now, authorities want your help in finding the man behind a sex crime spree here on the lower east side. i'm tracie strahan with the newly released video they want you to see. i'm katherine creag live in manhattan's union square. in recent days there have been so many pedestrian deaths. we'll tell you what the nypd is doing right now to make sure drivers are following the rules. that's coming up. if you're about to head out the door, take can us with you. keep watching "today in new york." download the news 4 new york app
they're taking their fight to the new york attorney general for fan duel. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, 6:30 on this friday. november 13th, friday the 13th. we're not worried about that friday the 13th stuff. >> i hope not. >> i know. chris, good morning. no cats, no ladders, broken mirrors everywhere. >> that happens every morning around here. look at me again? in the meantime we're not dealing with any surprises. no friday the 13th-esque weather other than strong, gusty winds. lagrange is 46. these are the chillier numbers. well up into hudson valley. wind gusts we've seen them around 30 miles an hour. laguardia, 30 miles an hour. generally between 20 and 30 miles per hour right now with those gusts. we could see some exceed 40 later on today. anticipate the strong winds. that's the biggest weather
intervals of sun and clouds and temperatures mid to upper 50s. >> let's start with good news. rails all doing fine. major commuter lines and subways. an accident on the bqe eastbound before flushing avenue jamming things up. also problems on the gowanus which cleared but these delays caught up to these. this is what it looks like past the prospect. you can see the city in the background. one slow ride. on the turnpike before interchange 13-a, an accident blocks two cars in the car lanes. we'll have more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. breaking news right now. an american air strike aimed at one of the world's most wanted terrorist a short time ago the british prime minister spoke about the strike. >> last night the united states carried out an air strike in raqqa, syria, targeting mohammed emwazi, the isil executioner known as jihadi john.
strike was successful. >> we're working to get confirmation from the pentagon that the u.s. hit its target. the notorious isis terrorist known as jihadi john. emwazi was seen in many videos beheading american and british hostages. david cameron also thanked the u.s. for carrying out that strike. for more information, the strike could come -- more information on the strike quoo come at any moment. we will have updates this hour. don't miss a full live report on the "today" show right after "today in new york." breaking news right now in the bronx. police released the photo of a man who may be connected to the shooting of a 16-year-old girl. the fatal shooting of that girl. we're told 42-year-old dale westen may own the gun used in the murtd. that girl found dead in an apartment on east 171st street in claremont yesterday around 6 chock in the evening. police say she was shot in the face. the girl cannot live in that apartment. at this point, no arrests have been made.
one after another police say a rapist attacked, want assaulting three different women in as many hours. tracie strahan is on the lower east side. the search for the suspect is on. it's really shaken the sense of safety. the women in this area have when they go out oftentimes by themselves in the early morning hours. >> reporter: exactly. like many women we're starting to see right now, this is a suspect that preyed on women walking by themselves before day break. that's why the nypd is hoping this newly released security video gives the public a better idea of the suspect on the run they're looking for. we've also put this video on our website, nbcnewyork.com. this is the alleged suspect in the lobby of the baruch houses on fdr drive. it was here the nypd says he struck up a conversation with a 40-year-old woman after he was by himself in a stairwell, then forced that woman inside her apartment and raped her. police believe the this same man groped and robbed another woman on broome street an hour earlier. before that, attempted to rape a
woman on jane street. that woman was able to get away. residents here in the baruch houses where the last reported crime happened, say they're fearful this sexual crime spree could continue. >> i know the lady. she's a very nice person. always with her kids. she always -- every morning i see her walking with her dog. i have kids. i have daughters. you know, i'm always worried. >> reporter: now, not much of a description on this suspect. the nypd simply saying they believe he's in his 20s or 30s, about 5 lth 9" or 5'10". we've seen at least one squad car pass through this area, but as i checked in with police a short time ago, they say there are no new updates in the past 24 hours on anything that's happened. back to you. >> thank you very much. 6:34. friday morning. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. starting with chris cimino looking at temperatures. 55 diagnosis in midtown. >> that's close to the normal high temperature.
these temperatures aren't going much higher. we dipped down a couple degrees and bounce back to mid and upper 50s. lower 50s nearby suburbs and 40s further north and west you go. the wind will be the mn feature. mix of clouds and sunshine. west wind gusting to 30, maybe 40 miles an hour this afternoon or evening with high temperatures into the upper 50s. rest of your weekend forecast coming up on the 4s. here's lauren with the latest on the friday morning commute. >> the accident northbound on the new jersey turnpike approaching interchange 13-a in car lanes cleared but delays are still heavy. getting on the trains, they're all moving along nicely. including your major commuter lines and subways. a live look outside at the alexander hamilton bridge. earlier it looked like this because of a fuel spill by wwebster avenue. now there's late-running construction by sheridan expressway. two lanes are still closed.
main at 60 minutes. 25 to the lower. avoid this. the lincoln tunnel is at 40 minutes. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect today. we'll have the next weather and traffic update on the 4s. there are questions surrounding the action of two first responders after a woman was mistakenly declared dead in queens. a pair of emts from jamaica hospital were responding to a suicide call in richmond hill whpren they found the victim with a gunshot wound to the head. the emts pronounced her dead but an hour later officers preparing the crime scene realized the woman was still breathe pentagon. she was rushed to jamaica hospital but later died. the hospital is now uninvestigating. long island, the mother who pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of her 8-year-old daughter with disabilities will be sentenced today. 34-year-old veronica was promised a 12-year prison sentence as part of a plea deal. this was back in may. her daughter was found dead just hours before she was going to be a flower girl at a wedding in 2011.
wrapped her neck. today one of those upstate inmates who outran police for weeks is expected in court. david sweat may face additional burglary chrdges. local prosecutors say police were justified in shooting him and his alleged cohort richard matt. matt was killed back in june. the da's investigation finds police had every right to use deadly force because they feared for their lives. >>t > happening today, the fight to keep online fantasy sports games heads to the manhattan office of the new york attorney general. users of fan duel and draft kings, those websites will be rallying outside eric sh nighterman's office at 8:00 a.m. the rally is hosted by fantasy sports for all. it's a collaboration of providers among them, fan duel and draft kings. our sister companies, nbc sports ventures and comcast ventures have invested in fan duel. 6:37. making new york city street lights safer is the mission for a group of officers this
morning. >> they plan to flood ther streets near union square and they'll talk to drivers and pedestrians. "today in new york's" katherine creag is there. these are interactions every day no matter where you drive between cars and pedestrians. we've seen it turn fatal lately. >> reporter: absolutely, darlene and michael. busy city, also this busy area. a police captain and some officers were just telling us that as part of the vision zero program, that big truck you see there with the flashing lights parked right by union square rk, that's part of the vision zero enforcement. flashing lights are on, hoping drivers will slow down when they see it. you'll see a lot of these trucks, a lot of police cars around the city as part of this enforcement of safe drivin what officers will b lool ug for, drivers speeding, failing to yield to pedestrians, those who are distracted, double parking. this crackdown has egun and it will last from november 22nd.
a pedestrian says it's a two-way street and pedestrians and drivers need to follow the rules in keeping safe. >> they walk across the street, th tey don'tenollow the rules and regulations. so it's not just the cars. it could be the people just walking and not waiting for the light. >> reporter: could drivers be better, safer. >> they could stop speeding, slbiow down a little bit. >> reporter: there was a fatal hit and run here in union s iquare se "ptember ma last year. a 33-year-old man was killed and that really drew a lot of attention to the problem of dangerous drivers. a suspect was arrested days later. darl ae and t michae as you know, there have been so many pedestrian deaths just in the last week and a half. non.t all hi and runs but some of them the drivers stayed. very discouraging for the city to hear all of these pedestrian deaths. back to you. >> thank you very much, katherine creag in union square. we are get e- an exclusive look at technology that may have
those deaths were caused by mta buses making left hand turns at intersections in queens. ap dparent they were in the driver's blind so the. makers of mobile ishield plus ve us a demonstration of their equipment. they say if the buses had their high-tech warning systems, the deaths may have been prevented. >> our technology can give the driver awareness of circumstances like vulnerable road users being in a collision course with the vehicle. >> right now the mta is testing the warning system. it may soon be expanded to 100 buses. 6:40. still ahead on "today in new york" -- the new proposal that could keep some new yorkers from smoking even in their own homes. your weather and traffic on
right now the, 6:43. thousands tried, many failed to break world records because it was guinness world records book. one who did get into the record, he claimed his record as fastest 100 meters on all fours. mr. ito did this in 17.71 seconds. now, to put it in perspective, bolt holds the world record for the same distance he did it in over 109.5 seconds, so twice as fast. exhausted. >> you think? he looks like a cheetah. that's crazy. that's how i look when i trip and fall. i'm not trying to run like that. >> no one stuck out of the studio on a commercial break. >> looks like first two steps he would fall flat on his face, like we would do. i learned to go up the stairs back in the the day. today dealing with a different
change in the air mass. no rain to deal with. you see the tree lights twinkles and moving around because the wipd is stirring. that's the big story this afternoon. we could see gusts of 30 to 40 mild an hour if not higher. we've already seen a few this morning. 55, mostly cloudy but already getting breaks in the overcast that will be a blend of clouds and sunshine for today. a mixed sky with gusty wind. chilly start to the weekend tomorrow. most of the day is spent in the 40s during the day. a milder trend next week. back to 60 or better the bulk of the week. upper 40s, alamuche. 48 in newberg. wind gusts we've seen around 31 miles an hour at laguardia. 23 in the city. most folks generally between 15 to 25 miles per hour hour. again, around 30 miles an hour at farming dale. the winds will increase as we go through the day. school day forecast at the bus stops, generally 50 to 55 and breezy. recess time, windy, 54.
dismissal, partly cloudy, windy, 57. after-school activities, temperatures drop from the low 50s and once the sun goes down the temperature will drop into the 40s. friday night football game, bundle up, windy and chilly. big storm in eastern canada, spinning around that a westerly wind. most showers stay north and west of us. some clouds occasionally moving in with a mix of sunshine. more sun near the coast. futurecast wind gusts, 30 to 35 miles an hour along the jersey coast. tonight, gusts close to 40 in asbury park, close to 30 miles an hour in the city and newton. everyone will see gust between 30 and 40 today, tonight, early tomorrow. tomorrow after wind gusts in the 20 to 25-mile-an-hour range and then calms down. sunday morning, you can see gusts getting a little less. a little less. 57, that's it for the high this afternoon. but brisk. tomorrow's high only 49. we bounce back to upper 50s as we head into sunday.
early next week we're in good shape. high pressure takes hold and drops anchor over us. 60 on monday. 61, tuesday. 63, wednesday. next chance of showers, later thursday. highs by then in the mid-60s. a little rough go in spots in morning. let's find out about the latest from lauren. >> quite accurate, chris. a couple of problems out there. we'll head out to purdy's 680 southbound. an accident in the left lane. delays are very heavy heading through here. maybe if you can get to 202, that might be a better option. heading to the cross-bronx expressway, ongoing problems. late running roadwork eastbound by the bronx river parkway, takes out the right lane. delays although george washington bridge are 75 minutes to the upper level, 30 into the lower. 30 at lincoln. holland is about 20 minutes. that's your best option. heading to the bqe, this accident eastbound, before flushing avenue. it did block two lanes. looks like delays are easing out. might only be blocking one now. delays still out there.
parkway westbound by flatbush avenue in the left lane. it's a slow ride as well. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. >> 6:47. commuter alert. the mta says it's committed to bringing the second avenue subway line to east harlem as soon as possible. the agency met with sferl, state and city officials yesterday to discusses ways to move forward with the aproject. residents were upset when it wouldn't start until 2020. three stations are expected to open next year. 1.5 million new yorkers could be told they can't light up in their own homes. a federal government is thinking of a smoking ban and those living in city house woog go-v to go outside and 25 feet away from their building.
dangers of secondhand smoke. it's to be sure to be controversial because it's within your own apartment. 6:48. still ahead, on "today in new york," police pull over a car only to find no driver inside this car. >> what an explanation. follow us on facebook, twitter and instagram. you're watching "today in new
welcome back. grand central parkway. 6:352. it's 55 degrees right now. google says its self-driving vehicles are doing just fine on the roads, but we're seeing a photo of one of those cars pulled over by a police officer in california. turns out google capped the speed on the vehicle at 30 miles an hour.
the officer said that's too slow. luckily a standby driver was behind the wheel. we don't know if anyone or anything got a ticket. have you to have a standby driver as it stands right now. >> you can't send the car out on the road by itself. the "today" is coming up in a few minutes. we want to check in across the street with matt and savannah and see what's ahead. >> how does a driverless car know to pull over? >> the standby driver has ultimate control. going forward with no driver in the car. >> right. i'm not -- by the way, i'm not on board with this whole thing. >> really? >> i don't think any of us is. >> i would like to sit back and ride. >> no, i like driving. >> no, no, no. >> all right. i'll never do it. >> matt, we already know what kind of driver we're talking about right here. >> guys, good morning. coming up on the show this morning, we'll have the latest from the pentagon, the breaking news you have been talking about, the notorious isis executioner known as jihadi john targeted in a u.s. air strike. >> also ahead, staggering new
numbers on autism, the rate doubling in children here in the united states. try and find out what is behind that big increase. those stories plus al is heading home. just two more states to go on his record-setting journey. we've lined up a big party to celebrate his triumphant return. we'll make him jog the final seven blocks. >> that's right. as a matter of fact, if you're in the area, we would like to you come on down, bring your goats and come to the plaza. >> i happen to have one. >> welcome him home in a big way. >> looking forward to it. he's done a great job. >> we appreciate it. we'll be back with today's top stories, a check of weather and
off the entire store. inds. shades. sunscreens. the entire store! 'cause the older we get, the more you save. that's just how we roll. blinds to go. blinds for life. police are hunting for the rapist they say preyed and attacked women on the lower east side. >> tracie strahan is there with the latest. >> reporter: the nypd wants the public's help in finding the suspect they say targeted women on the lower east side in three hours. new security video shows the alleged suspect in the lobby of the baruch houses on fdr drive. they say this is where he raped a 40-year-old woman inside of her apartment. they believe the same man groped and robbed another woman on broome street an hour earlier and before that attempted to rape a woman on jane street. those women were able to get away. they say the suspect is between 5'9" and 5'10", about 20 to 30 years old. back to you.
>> thanks very much. want to go-g to katherine creag on the latest with the push to keep you safe on the strees. it's taken on a new urgency in the last few days. >> reporter: drivers should see more police officers, police trucks, and traffic and pedestrians in the way. that's the point. police officers in this area by union square park tell us this is such a busy area, they want drivers to slow down. this is a vision zero crackdown. officers will be looking for drivers who are speeding, failing to yield to pedestrians, those who are distracted. it's a crackdown that has begun. it will last through november 22nd. it might go even longer. the point is, they want drivers to follow the rules. pedestrians as well. back to you, darlene and michael. >> thank you so much. lauren, one more check of traffic. >> problems still out there. we do have the accident on 684 heading southbound by route 116. very heavy delays. that's out there in the left lane. heading to the cross-bronx
almost down eastbound by bronx river parkway but delays are 75 minutes to the upper level of the george washington bridge. 30 minutes to the lower. the lincoln is between 30 and 40, which would be your other option. alternate side parking is in effect. a quick live look outside at the gowanus where things are jammed up. an accident by prospect expressway and that cleared. the bqe by the brooklyn bridge. this looked like a parking lot earlier. it's moving slightly -- >> it's a moving parking lot now. >> we had an accident before flushing avenue and that cleared out. it's still not a fun ride so leave yourself plenty of time. >> what a beautiful shot of brooklyn heights. >> unless you're sitting in that traffic. >> willing to go 2,000 a month on that. >> good luck. you'll have to share with three people. >> good luck with that. >> pretty sky out there. we have some clouds in the sky, some sunshine as well. that's the way it plays out tote. mix of clouds and sun. the wind is the big story, gusts