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and church attacks. his name is ahmad al mo hammad. at least two of these paris attackers are from that area. also, since i've seen you last, confirmation now that five of these attackers are identified. the latest are these two. let's go back to that information we had up just a moment ago. one of them from syria. his name is ahmad al mohammad, 25 years old, born in syria. the second attacker is samy samy amimour, a french citizen born in paris in 1987. some additional information, there have been more than 150 raids in france overnight. this is video from the latest. police are looking specifically
for this man. he is from belgium. he's an accomplice of the killers on the run. police also looking for a bomb maker. whether he made the bombs, we don't know. but we know these terrorists had identical suicide vests with nails stuffed inside them. also, french police found an abandoned car with additional rounds and other guns inside. the french interior minister is holding a news conference momentarily. it was supposed to begin about an hour ago, about 4:00. they're running are behind. whether that means there's new information they're bringing to us, we're not sure. we're monitoring it very, very closely. we'll bring it to you as soon as we see it. >> kerry, it's been confusing to people because they thought there were seven attackers and the one person who they're still looking for. is the thought now that eight is the total number, or could there be someone else they're looking for? obviously they're arresting a lot of people. >> i think at this stage of the game, it's hard to say. obviously the police are still doing their investigative work as well. and international authorities
too. we heard seven, we heard eight. five, four, how many have been identified. they're thinking at this point that there were seven attackers. but again, these numbers are certainly subject to change. it's one of the things we're going to be monitoring really closely this morning. >> all right. i know there's a lot breaking on it. we appreciate you staying on top of that. >> of course. 5:01 right now. chaos caught on camera. this morning we're showing video of the first shots fired inside that concert hall in paris. [ gunfire ] cell phone video shows the american band eagles of death metal playing when shots rang out. the drummer ducks, a guitarist runs off stage. another seems to be frozen in shock. one man in the concert hall said they ran to the roof to escape.
>> i say to people around me, be happy because we are lucky, i think. we will make it. we will survive. >> he wasn't even supposed to have been at that concert. a friend gave him the ticket. well, you'll notice extra security during your commute this morning in response to the paris attacks. tracie strahan is at penn station with what we know right now. tracie? >> reporter: darlene, just a few moments ago, we saw our first canine patrol walking around penn station. just one of the extra layers of security that will be around new york city in the wake of the attacks. yesterday at metlife stadium, we saw stepped up security as well. things like bag checks and extra monitoring at the giants/patriots game. the mta has already warned people that things like random bag checks will be in effect today. you'll also see officers on buses and on trains as a result of what happened. commissioner bill bratton says there are no specific threats to new york city, but over the weekend he also talked about what type of venues would be the
take a listen. >> we attempt to protect the larger venues. all of the french entities in the city. >> reporter: the port authority again says they will also be stepping up patrols at bridges and tunnels and at port authority bus terminals as well. again, we saw a canine unit here. we expect to see more at penn station. they're also warning stepped up sur advance and security at places like grand central terminal as well. back to you. >> tracie, thank you. and this morning, as we learn more about the victims of the attacks, around the world tributes and memorials are growing for them. we want to show you a live look at a tribute lit up right now. this is the arch in washington square. it is lit up in the colors of the french flag. katherine creag is at the french
consulate on the upper east side. growing memorial there as well. >> reporter: indeed. this has become a place for people to gather and grieve. they've left flowers and candles, also letters. there are posters, messages of solidarity and support. some people are so brokenhearted, they don't know what to do but just being here and leaving something helps them, they told us. we also want to show you what took place in brooklyn. more than 100 people gathered for a prayer vigil. one of the community leaders said we stand together with paris. then they prayed. they also marched over to st. agnes church for another prayer service. the brooklyn borough president spoke to the grief stricken. >> the physical pathway of the bullet may stop, but the emotional pathway of that bullet continues. and it continues across the waters and across the continents. we all mourn together in one spirit of humanity. >> reporter: and as you take a
live look at the memorial here live look at the memorial here at the french consulate, it's on 5th avenue, we're learning about a prayer service that will take place on staten island. also, to note, there are extra police officers here along 5th avenue. also, the flags are at half staff. michael, mayor de blasio ordered that to happen over the weekend across new york city in honor of the victims. back to you. >> kat, thank you very much. this was the st. patrick's cathedral, a special tribute. the sunday mass began in french. the service ended with the french national anthem. >> some of the nation's leaders are now talking about closing the door to syrian refugees. the u.s. says it's committed to taking at least 10,000 people in. we're seeing some of them settle in florida. now there's talk in congress of stopping the flow of migrants immediately. some lawmakers fear isis fighters could slip in.
refugees are carefully screened. >> there's a very careful vetting process that includes our intelligence community, our national counterterrorism center. >> right now there's no responsible way to do the vetting and that's the reality. >> the governors of michigan and alabama now say they will not allow sooer yoon refugees into their states. michigan had allowed them to setment there before. president obama is at the g-20 summit in turkey. negotiations are centering on the isis threat. yesterday he spoke with russian president vladimir putin. they discussed progress on a political solution in syria, where of course isis has been based. president obama says is he's committed to backing the french in their effort to track down the terrorist leaders. >> the killing of innocent people based on a twisted ideology is an attack not just on france, not just on turkey, but it's an attack on the civilized world.
>> yesterday that g-20, all the aders began their session with a moment of silence. they're going to do that again at the top of the next hour when they get under way along with the people of paris. find much more on the attacks and investigation on our website, nbcnewyork.com. use the news 4 app as well. by the way, isis also claiming responsibility for bombing that russian airliner, an attack that has the tsa facing new scrutiny. security analysts have questioned tsa procedures for hiring and screening their own employees. the concern with the possibility that airport workers are the one that placed the bomb on that russian plane before it exploded over egypt two weeks ago. experts are warning homeland security to close any security gaps involving so-called insiders. >> if you're an insider, you know the system in the airport. you know where the cameras are, where the doors are. you know the guards at the gate. you know who's a good screener and who's a bad screener or who's a little bit lax and who's not.
>> security professionals say all airport workers must get random police and tsa checks. among them, baggage handlers, ramp workers, cleaning crews, anybody with access to airplanes. 5:08 right now. just ahead, the tricky intersection that's getting a makeover. and a tribute at a fitting time. the honor for the heroes who stopped an attack on a train in france. and a pretty good start to the workweek weather-wise here. the suburbs down in the low and mid-30s. we're all getting milder this afternoon. i'll have that straight ahead. and there's police activity in connecticut on the turnpike southbound.
in the meantime, we're talking about a weekend that was chilly and windy, but at least it was dry. we continue that into the start of the week. however, it gets milder. we're in the 60s today. probably the nicest day of the week. a little cooler tomorrow with a shot of chilly air arrive ing overnight tonight. the only day with rain looks like thursday into thursday night. down to 35 this hour in stanford. 39 in stratford. throughout most of the hudson valley, 40 to 45. way to the upper hudson valley, mid-30s. chilly spot is bridge water at 33. even across long island, 40s and a few 30s. generally a clear sky. you see this little ribbon of cloud cover right here. that's a back door front that's going to slide south of us later on today and tonight. we see this area of rain sitting out to the west. that gets in here, we think, by the time we get to thursday. in between, we'll have some
decent days. just a little fruk shags luctuation in temperatures. normal high is 54. it turns colder tonight. 20s and 30s in the suburbs. notice the wind direction has gone more north-northeast. sky. as we get towards wednesday and thursday, we'll see more clouds in the picture. little bit. 57 on wednesday. closer. could be a bit of patchy drizzle with this onshore flow by the time we get to wednesday night. then it looks like thursday that system from the west will arrive. that'll be a bigger push of rain that gets in here. it could be a heavier rain, we think, later on thursday evening as a front pushes through. we're back to drier weather for the latter half of the week into the start of the weekend. we put it all together, and here's what your seven-day forecast looks like this week. warmest day is 63 today. 57 on wednesday. maybe some late drizzle. rain is likely thursday. it's out is of here by friday. right now the wee nd looks good
with a mix of clouds and sun. tempuferatures in the low 50s. let's see if there are any changes in the commute. what's the latest? >> the accident in elizabeth, that's still there. still causing problems on route 1-9 southbound near 439. a downed pole. that's going to take a while to clear. clear. new timetables on metro north and lirr. rutherford this morning. route 3 is moving along very nice. not going to have any problem there is. also, a look at the bqe. moving along fine. even the brooklyn bridge not having any problems. and the van wyck moving along just fine. starting off pretty nice for your monday morning. alternate side, meter rules are in effect. more weather and traffic coming up. >> thank you very much, emily. 5:15 right now. understandably, paris right now is on edge.
and monuments are going to be opened again for the first time. david ushery is in paris right now. david, good morning. i know this is a big step to try and reopen some of these public spaces. >> reporter: big step indeed, michael, darlene. good morning to you. yes, still on edge but back to school, back to work. yes, back to the museums, which paris ees as significant because their cultural identity is so important. they see that as a step as resilience against the fear. the louvre, which had become a sill bomb here, being darkened, reopening, albeit under heavy security. all of the iconic museums opening up. schools, parents having to take their kids back to school. local media reporting that there are mixed feelings. some say it's good. they want their kids to get back to that sense of normalcy. they say it's been difficult to talk to them about things like suicide bombers and terrorists.
they had kind of gone through this after the "charlie hebdo" shootings. w they have to do is again. however, the school children not allowed to take public transportation. any school trips have been isuspended until next week. france still remains under a state of emergency. there are about 4,000 troops already in the area of central paris. that will surge to about 10,000 by week's end. later on today, just a short time from now, there will be a nationwide moment of silence. we're here at at the focal point. the streets of anaris very much coming back alive in terms of traffic and places being opened. we're starting to see the french take that tentative first step to get back to normal. of course, given the global deinvelopments with the investigation and air raids you've been discussing still very, very tense here. >> and david, to your point on
and the identities of some of these attackers being made public, do you get the sense there's still such a sense of shock that people haven't been able to react yet to exactly who these people are? what is the rage nge of emotions you're hearing from people on the street? >> reporter: yeah, an interesting range because some of these are what you would describe as homegrown in the sense of them grew up here in france. of course, there's been a great struggle here politically witiin france, within europe about how to treat immigrants. of course, many in france always pride themselves on the openness, but there's been a strong right-wing movement, if you will, to restrict this access. this is of course going to stir up the political debate. one of the front of the newspapers here is saying the
hollande must review it. >> david, i wanted to ask you about tho public spaces, like whe you are. these are some of the most famous public areas in the world. how are they controlling -- or are they controlling people getting in and out of them? >> reporter: yeah, you know, it's funny, michael, because we didn't see real restrictions. again, under the state of emfegency, they really did not wa awasnublin demonstrations, if you will. certainly no protests. those are still technically restricted. they obviously were nervous about public gatherings, yet they had to find a way far the french people to kind of release this emotion or be together. we had that incident we talked about, a brief scare here. turned out to be nothing. we thought that, well, perhaps police are going to restrict access. they didn't. so the champs-elysees, it was of course much more quiet over this past weekend. you could feel the whole mood here. but we haven't seen too much
restricted access. ev tery now and then y.u'll see a bit of a check point. again, you'll see the military around. but again, they're trying to get things back to normal. the other thing i noticed, michael w d darlene, we think about our reaction after 9/11, but policing is not done thee same way. this is oys of the critical questions about overall the security in france and europe. >> certainly lots ohif differences there. david ushery in paris. thank you for beosing with us. we'll check in with you again. th> all rish o 5:20 here on this monday morning. uconn students will hold at ale today for the victim of a suspected hate crime. police are trying to find out who scrawled the message "killed paris" under the name tag on a muslim student's door. although originally from egypt, thalcollege junior has livedlin the u.s. for five years. he and his roommates say they're deeply offended by this hurtful message.
don't treat me like a terrorist. i didn't deserve that. >> t is is jvet unacceptable. we're in the 21st century. this should not be a problem anymore. >> i a statement, the university of connecticut said in part, this hurtful act is clearly unacceptable and kron contradicts uconn's values.e in just a few hours, the medal of honor recipient is going to ring the opening bell at the new york stock exchange. we're thrilled to say he's going to be in our studios this morning. we're going so talk to him, going to have that snterview for you later on today on our news 4 program. so excited to meet him. it's a real i piring and heroic story. >> all right. looking ing ing forward to it. >> still head a major step that could bring a panda to new york city.
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>> two chinese pandas. mayor de blasio telling china he'll welcome the animals. they're going to go to the bronx zoo. at first the mayor did oppose them, thinking they'd be too expensive to keep. the plan is for the pandas to be maintained through private funds. you know, they go through bamboo like nobody's business. >> chomping on it all day. >> it's not growing around central park so easily. >> this is true. but you know if they start, it'll grow and it won't stop. that's apparently how bamboo is. >> that's true. >> it would be awesome to have them here, though. absolutely. the weather picture, if you're heading out to a zoo today, is going to feature milder temperatures. i don't know what pandas like, but we can make them comfortable. a nice recovery from the 30s we're seeing in a lot of the suburbs. the city, starting out in the low 50s this morning. chillier air settles back in tonight. 41 the low tonight in town. really enjoy today.
week, we peak early. monday is probably the best day. good way to start though. >> absolutely. hey, emily. >> good morning. overall, not too bad of a ride this morning. let's take a live look at the lincoln tunnel. moving along just fine. the holland and george also look nice. to long island, the l.i.e. is moving along really well. that is your westbound go. coming up at 5:30, there's an accident in new jersey. i'll give you an update on that. >>or emily, thank you. 5:26 right now. just ahead, the latest on the investigation and response to the terror attacks in paris. >> reporter: and we're already seeing extra layers of the security here in the city in the wake of those attacks. i'm tracie strahan live at penn station with more on what commuters can expect to see. 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, a swift response. overnight raids targeting terror suspects in france and air strikes aimed at isis abroad. here at home, a massive effort to keep millions of new yorkers and visitors safe. what you will see when you head out this morning. and grieving around the world as paris takes an important step to reclaim its
"today in new york" starts now. good morning, everyone. it's monday morning. it is november 16th. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. storm team 4's chris cimino here with the forecast. so enjoy monday because we're going to peak early. >> well, in terms of combining the nice temperatures and the sunshine. right now, suburbs quite a bit chillier than the city. you get towards the city, we're in the low 50s. then we're back in the 30s across a good portion of jersey. out across long island, generally crisp low 40s. a few mid-30s on the east end. the good thing about today, sunshine throughout. after a chilly start even in the suburbs, we bounce back close to 60 by noon. forecasting a high today of 63 degrees. a quick shot of chilly air heading our way. let's talk commute right now with emily west. >> still checking on this accident causing a slowdown. downed pole. going to take a while to get everything cleared out of the way.
the backup goes to maple avenue. once again, two lanes are blocked with this. new timetables in effect for lirr today. alternate side, meter rules in effect. we'll have more weather and traffic coming up. >> all right, emily. thank you. 5:30 right now on this monday morning. now to the terror attacks in paris. overnight, several new developments in the investigation. france confirmed overnight that police conducted several raids, not just on suspected terrorists, but anyone with potential links. france has also launched what's described as a massive air strike campaign in syria. the french government has described the attacks as an act of war. today an important step in paris. the city will reopen monuments and museums for the first time since the attacks. here's what we can tell you. french authorities say they have i.d.s of five of these attackers. kerry barrett is in the newsroom with more. >> good morning.
bottom of who these attackers are and how many of them there are. there are reports that many, many more were involved in at least the planning stages of this. here's what we can tell you at this point. french authorities now say they have the i.d.s of five of these attackers. they have released the information about four of them. the latest, the suspected mastermind behind these attacks. his name is abdel mohammed. he's belgian. he's linked to previous church and train attacks, including the one from amsterdam to paris foiled by three american airmen. they say he was behind that. also, a new i.d. of one of the dead attackers at the stadium. his name is ahmad al mohammad. he's syrian.
a french citizen, one of the suicide bombers who blew himself up. he was actually charged in a terror investigation back in 2012, but authorities say they lost track of him in 2013. he hasn't been seen from or heard from since. s a, police looking for this man. he was born in brussels. he was involved in the attacks. he's on the run. police, as you mentioned, conducts raids not only in belgium but also in france. also, some new information right now about the scope of france's retaliation. we know that they launched some air strikes. we're hearing now that 12 aircraft, including ten fighter jets dropped a total of 20 bombs on isis strongholds. those air strikes destroyed a jihadi training camp and a munitions dump in the city of raqqa. so a lot still developing.
from the french interior minister. >> all right. kerry barrett in the newsroom. thank you. and this morning, we're seeing new video of the moment terrorists opened fire in that concert hall in paris. [ gunfire ] you hear that there. cell phone video shows the american band eagles of death metal playing when that shooting started friday night. the drummer ducks, a guitarist runs off stage. another seems to be frozen in shock. nearly 100 people were killed in the attack at the bataclan music hall. you'll notice extra security during your commute this morning. it is in response to the paris attacks. tracie strahan is at penn station with what we know. tracie? >> reporter: michael, as the morning commute really gets under way, we're starting to get a glimpse of the extra layers of the security commuters can expect to see on trains and buses. about 20 minutes ago we saw the first canine unit patrolling penn station. it's one of many expected to be here and places like grand
central terminal and the port authority bus terminal. police commissioner bill bratton maintains there's no specific threat to new york city in the wake of the paris attacks. but expect to see extra patrols at places like times square or any type of large venue where large crowds tend to congregate. what happened in paris is still on the forefront of the minds of many here at home. >> in a way, yes. you always think about the most famous areas in new york city and you think if you're exposed to any danger. >> it's in the back of your head, but you can't let it worry you. you just got to keep on going on. >> reporter: commuters can expect things like random bag checks at different subway stations and the terminals as well. also, you may see actual officers on your train or on the bus today. we haven't seen many on the platform so far, but again, the morning commute is in its infancy right now. it's expected to ramp up and so
is the security. >> all right. tracie, thank you so much. this morning as we learn more about the victims of the attacks around the world, tributes and memorials for them are growing. here's a live look at a tribute lit up right now. that arch in washington square park is lit up in the colors of the french flag. and katherine creag is at the french consulate on the upper east side. >> reporter: and this has been a place for people to gather, for those to grieve. also, we've seen people openly weeping. you can see what people have left behind here. the flowers and candles. we're also zooming into that poster. it translates to, quote, we will not fear, we will love more. this has been a memorial that's been growing. we also want to show you how people grieved in brooklyn. what took place in brooklyn there, a prayer vigil. more than 100 people gather ph.d. carroll park to pray. one of the community leaders said we stand together with paris. they also marched over to st. agnes church for another prayer service. many of the people who gathered
there are french-americans. one woman told us how she's explaining this tragedy to her children. >> we explain the fact because we cannot hide the fact. then we explain it's important at that time to be together. it's important to show solidarity. >> reporter: and as you take a look at some of the images of the memorial here, we're also learning about a prayer service that will take place on staten island. here at the french consulate, the flags are at half staff, as they are across the city. it's something mayor de blasio ordered over the weekend to honor the victims in the paris massacre. back to you. >> katherine creag on the upper east side. kat, thank you. at st. patrick's cathedral, a special tribute. sunday mass began in french and featured words of comfort for those in attendance. services ended with the french national anthem. it's 5:37. we're now hearing from politicians across the country,
talking about closing america's open-door policy to refugees from syria. the u.s. says they're committed to taking at least 10,000 people in. some already are in florida. but now lawmakers want to stop admitting migrants immediately. they say they fear isis fighters will slip in with them to the united states. the white house insists the migrants are carefully screened. >> there's a very careful vetting process that includes our intelligence community, our national counterterrorism center. >> right now there's no responsible way to do the vetting, and that's the reality. >> michigan's governor says is they'll no longer allow syrian refugees to set until their state. alabama's governor says he must bar them to protect his citizens. even though no migrants have been placed in alabama. right now president obama is discussing the isis threat at the g-20 summit in turkey. yesterday he met with russian president vladimir putin. they talked about how to handle syria. that's where isis is based. president obama also vowed to
stand shoulder to shoulder with france and help the country track down the paris killers. >> the killing of innocent people based on a twisted ideology is an attack not just on france, not just on turkey, but it's an attack on the civilized world. >> yesterday the g-20 leaders began their session with a moment of silence. they'll do that again along with the people of paris in less than a half hour. and news 4's david ushery is in paris right now. stay with us for a live report at 6:00. the three men who foiled another terror attract in paris are being honored for their bravery. they got a standing ovation at the staples center in los angeles yesterday. they were the three americans who stopped a suspected terrorist from carrying out an attack on a train from amsterdam bound for paris in august. stone stabbed as he fought off a
>> super obvious what he came in, planned to do. so there wasn't really a lot of thinking. i just got up and went. tackled him. we fought. alec and anthony ran up. >> before the celebration, there was a moment of silence held in memory of those killed in the most recent attacks in paris. and there were some wonderful tributes being done in college football stadiums and nfl stadiums as well in honor of those who lost their lives in paris. >> and we've seen some flags here in new york city at half staff also. it's 5:40. just ahead, not something commuter rrs used to hearing. who is actually pushing to lower fares. and the week off to a good start with sunshine. temperatures bouncing back into the 60s today. this could be the nicest day of the week. a shot of chilly air arrives tonight and tomorrow. some rain by the time we get to thursday. your seven-day forecast just ahead. and we still have bus detours this morning. these lines are going to find delays. coming up, a check on your subways, mass rails, and the rest of your roads on the way. and what's happening today
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welcome back. looking at the tappan zee bridge. 52 degrees. 5:43 on this monday morning. today, new york city is unveiling new improvements for pedestrian safety at a tricky intersection in the west village. they're unveiling changes where 7th avenue, west 4th street, and christopher street intersect. they will include a new crosswalk and a new expanded pedestrian island. it's interesting because i was not too far from there. you know downtown, especially in greenwich village, there are a lot of intersections and streets where you don't know where you should be crossing. >> there's like three streets coming in one way. you feel like you're in the crosswalk for one but you're in the middle of the street on the other side. >> a lot going on. whatever makes people safer. >> all right. time for a check of weather and traffic.
not a bad start to the week. >> pretty straight forward forecast for today. nice start to the workweek. a quiet weekend but a chilly weekend. we had gusty winds, especially on saturday. today we're heading back into the 60s. well above normal. normal high is about 54 degrees. we'll be close to ten above that. at 52 right now in town, one of the milder spots. again, not as chilly this morning as the past couple mornings. sunshine for the entire day. november treat of 60 to 65 this afternoon. colder weather does arrive later on tonight into tomorrow. we'll have a little setback in these mild temperatures. it's 38 right now in franklin. 36 at the delaware water gap. right at the freezing mark in belvedere. then a few 40s mingled in there. in and around the five boroughs, give or take a couple, we're right around 50. long island, down the jersey shore, generally 40s. meantime, we're in the clear right now.
this one is a few days away from getting many. probably not until thursday. this back door front is going to change the weather for us. you can see on future tracker, we stay pretty quiet. a band of cloud cover right in there. that's the front. not very impressive. but it will bring in some chillier air overnight. we get baa ck to the low 40s in the city and 20s and 30s in the suburbs by this time tomorrow morning. we'll make it back to about 50 degrees. that's it. wednesday, more clouds on the increase. the wind becomes more easterly. there could be a bit of drizzle developing into thursday morning. a more important system from the west could bring rain our way thursday. for today, enjoy it. lots of blue sky, sunshine, 63 degrees. tonight, chillier, clear to partly cloudy. a nice bounce back on wednesday. clouds gathering.
the possibility of patchy drizzle late in the day. that shot of rain coming in on thursday. but it's in and it's out of here by the time we get to friday. we finish off the workweek with sunshine. we bookend sunshine this week in between a little unsettled. 56 by friday. a little cooler over of the weekend with a mix of sun and clouds for saturday and sunday. temperatures in the low 50s. emily west in for lauren. what's the commute looking like so far? >> starting to see those slowdowns, chris, especially through queens. you can see the l.i.e. delays begin near utopia parkway. still delays here in new jersey. in elizabeth, couple lanes blocked. a down pole with this crash on route 1-9 southbound near 439. the backup goes toward maple avenue. let's take a live look at the l.i.e. at the grand central parkway. that's the westbound ride coming towards us. those delays will continue on into wood haven boulevard. it's just volume. that time of the morning. also moving along fine is the fdr drive. looks like both directions.
and a look at the belt parkway. moving along very nice by jfk airport. so that's going to be a pretty good go, too. for your commuter rails, new time tanl tables in effect. and alternate side, meter rules in effect. more weather and traffic coming up. >> all right. thank you very much, emily. 5:47 right now. five men who spent the last 13 years at guantanamo bay are now free. the department of defense determined they're no longer a threat. the five are all from yemen, but because the u.s. considers their homeland to be too unstable, they were sent to the united arab emirates for resettlement instead. their release leaves gaunt bay with 107 detainees. today, new jersey lawmakers will hear testimony involving whether to legalize recreational marijuana. clergy, health professionals, law enforcement official, other policy experts will speak before the judiciary committee. governor chris christie has said he will not approve recreational use. right now marijuana only legal
for medical use in new jersey. one mta board member wants new yorkers to pay less to ride the long island railroad and metro north. according to the daily news, alan capelli plans to plead his case today. in a letter to the paper, other officials said lowering ticket costs would lead to a loss of $70 million a year in fares. this morning, there's new calls for safety reforms after another corrections officer was attacked on rikers island. two prisoners threw scalding liquid on the officer's face on thursday. now they're facing charges. this attack happening just days after two inmates allegedly slashed a corrections officer in the face at rikers. brooklyn borough president eric adams and officers from across the city are calling for stricter safety measures there. today, jury selection begins for new york's once-powerful state senator dean skelos. prosecutors say he used his influence to get his son adam a no-show job.
bribery, extortion, and conspiracy. skelos stepped down from his senate leadership post after he was indicted. and today in connecticut, we should hear from bridgeport's mayor elect. joe ganum plans to name his transition team. ganum served seven years in prison on a corruption conviction. he won his seat back and will return to mayor's office december 1st. coming up on 5:50 now. long island officials say they've busted a father and son duo behind a big heroin ring. detectives say richard bruno sr. and richard bruno jr. sold heroin and cocaine all over suffolk county and brooklyn. prosecutors plan to reveal more later on this morning. the giants came close to becoming the first team to beat the patriots this season. close. with just over two minutes to play yesterday at metlife stadium, the giants appeared to score a touchdown, but after
review, the call was changed to an incomplete pass. the giants settled for a field goal and a two-point lead. with one second remaining, new england got a 54-yard field goal to give them a 27-26 win. >> our season is going to depend on these last six games. that's how we look at it. we have six games to handle our business and play the way we need to play and win some games and make the playoffs. we'll be happy. >> despite the loss, the giants do remain in first place. this week is a bye week for them. they'll play washington next on @november 29th. >> watch that last drive. i'm like, all they got to do is stop them on third and ten, fourth and 22. couldn't do it. >> painful. 5:51 on this monday morning. still to come, just as you start thinking about your thanksgiving menu, there are concerns about a turkey price hike. and on the run, we're going to tell you how zebras got loose in a major city and what the
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their zebras broke free in philadelphia. the animals escaped from the universe soul circus yesterday. they were free for about 20 minutes. the circus says the animals were not hurt. always good. >> that's the most important thing. 5:54 right now. feels good to us here, this temperature. in the suburbs, it's a little colder. >> down in the 30s early this morning. they'll climb back to 60 or better. the city gets to 63 this afternoon. lots of sunshine throughout the day. doesn't last, though, because the chill returns tonight. quick shot of chillier air. 41 in the city. 20s and 30s in the suburbs with a bit of a breeze. really, if you can, get out and enjoy this afternoon. low 60s and sunny. nice in november. >> emily, what's happening? >> new timetables in effect. lirr this morning and metro north, the hudson and new haven lines. also, a look right near
laguardia at the grand central parkway. that is your westbound go. it is a little slow, but it's that time of the morning. everyone subpoena head is heading out. you may want to add a little extra cash to the thanksgiving budget this year. an avian flu outbreak could drive up the price of your turkey. they're predicting a 20% ice hike this thanksgiving. the flu killed more than 7 million turkeys in april and may. if you buy a frozen turkey, chances are it was frozen in march, before the outbreak. so you should be okay. and this morning, another reason why it's important to check what's in the meat that you're eating. according to new reports from the american academy of mediatics, using antibiotics to stimulate growth in livestock could cause the drugs to be ineffective when they're used to treat infections in humans. this poses the greatest danger to children. experts say just like humans, animals should only receive antibiotics for infections. 5:56. coming up next, new developments
now at 6:00, breaking developments in the paris terror attacks as french officials carry out raids on more potential attackers. the attacks prompting heightened security across our area. a look at what you can expect during the morning commute. plus, standing many solidarity with the people of paris. a look at how new yorkers are honoring the victims. "today in new york" starts now. we're looking at live pictures right now in paris. a moment of silence for the victims of friday's terror attacks. french president francois
minister here at the university in paris. >> and that moment of silence taking place across the nation of france. indeed, across the world. good morning, everybody. 6:00 a.m. right now on this monday, november 16th. >> the european union has called on all member states to respect and observe this moment as they mourn the victims. and the university there, they chose to have this moment there to recognize the large number of young people who were killed. >> these attacks takes place
where people have gathered, the place place de la republique. the young people of paris, this was an attack that targeted the places where young people gathered to go out on that friday night. here they are now observing silence and sympathy for those who were lost. >> and those restaurants where the victims were attacked. these are people who sit outside the french cafes and chairs to watch people go by. here we're looking at these young people singing the rench national anthem. it is just after noon local paris time. it's 6:02 here in new york city. this is all as they're trying to sort of get back to a sense of normalcy, day to day, if that is possible. they're reopening the mu see yum seums,
>> there at the place de la republique, our own david ushery has been reporting from there. monuments to victory, loss, and war. now these same monuments with the signs of mourning for yet another event that france is dealing with. this all comes this morning as new developments are announced in the investigation into this attack. kerry barrett begins our live team coverage. we've been learning a lot in just the past couple of minutes as to what's going on as they're searching for more people involved in this attack. >> we're hearing they conducted some 168 raids overnight. not only in france but in belgium as well. in fact, let's get to video that just came into the newsroom. this is a raid happening in the belgium neighborhood of mollenbeek. it's associated with ties to religious extremism. we hear there have been dozens
also, some new information about two of the dead attackers, some new information this morning. the identities of them. 25-year-old ahmad al mohammad. he's a syrian. he's the terrorist we've heard the syrian passport was found near his body at the stadium. also, 28-year-old samy amimour. he was born in france. he was one of the suicide bombers at the bataclan music hall. he's been the subject of previous terror investigations. in fact, he had an international arrest warrant out for him. authorities say they lost track of him back in about 2013. also, we're hearing police are looking for this man. he was born in brussels. this guy is still on run. police say he was involved in the attacks, perhaps fabricated some of the suicide vests. we know the vests were identical, all stuffed with nails.
finally, police have released info rmation about the suspected mastermind of these attacks. he's been linked to previously failed church and train attacks. we may have video of one of those train attacks that we are familiar with. this happened back in august on a train from amsterdam to paris. this was the attack that was foiled by three american airmen. they just happened to be on that train. they jumped into action. of course, they're now hailed as heroes. french authorities also a little bit of information about the retaliation by french military jets overnight. 12 jets dropping at least to bombs on isis strongholds. they took out a jihadi training camp. at least that's what french authorities are saying. also, a munitions dump in raqqa, syria. that's where american drones targeted and likely killed jihadi john last week. he, of course, the isis terrorist featured in at least six of those brutal beheading videos that have come out over
so a lot of this is beginning to tie together. we're following it very closely. >> all right. kerry barrett in the newsroom. thank you. as we saw, france is observing three days of mourning. but in some sense, normalcy can return in parts to the city of paris. >> david ushery is there. good morning. >> reporter: darlene and michael, good morning to you. at the risk of overdramatizing this, and i'm not sure you can, but the sun started splashing down on the place de la republique just a few seconds before the moment of silence was to begin. as we said, as you've said, paris returned to normal. people just started streaming in. they were walking on the sidewalk. they started streaming in, a circle was formed, silence, then spontaneous applause. it was something to experience, having been here through this difficult weekend. but paris is trying to get back to normal. let's show you video of the louvre, which became iconic and
symbolic of this by being darkened in this sad, sad time. it is opened again, albeit under tight security. also, many of the famous museums opening up to the public. schools are opening up, although school children are restricted from a lot of the public transportation, any school trips have been postponed. of course, it is still edgy here, still tense. france and parisians in particular like to show defiance in the face of this terrorist attack. this one, of course, has brought them to their knees like they haven't been before, but they're struggling to stand back up and get back to normal. france still under a state of emergency. there are a lot of military personnel now on patrol in and around central paris and throughout the country. darlene and michael, back to you. >> when you run into americans in paris, no doubt you have, are they changing their plans?
what are they doing? >> reporter: a mix of both. we were in touch with a gentleman from new jersey. they were sort of at the end of their trip. they decided to head to a hotel near the airport and get the next flight out. that was in the early hours of it happening. on the other hand, i ran into a young woman yesterday from oregon. she was here. she'd had the best time with her friends in paris on friday, had been in the area of where the attacks happened just beforehand. saw her yesterday. she was tearful, but she told me she would come back to paris in a heartbeat, that there's now kind of a link and a bond here between her and the people of paris. >> all right, david ushery in paris. we'll check back in with you in a bit. thank you so much. vigils and makeshift memorials to the victims of the paris terrorist attacks have been growing throughout the weekend. >> right now the washington square arch is brightly lit in red, white, and blue to show new york city's support of the
>> and katherine creag is outside the consulate on the upper east side. >> reporter: this has become a place for people to gather and grieve and to leave something, something that we're ooming into right there. that poster translates to, quote, we will not fear, we will love more. it's leaning against bouquets of flowers. candles illuminate the messages here. and we want to show you how people are remembers the victims in other boroughs. in brooklyn, more than 100 people gathered for a prayer vigil. one of the community leaders said we stand together with paris, then they prayed. they also marched over to st. agnes church for another prayer service. one of the priests there is from france. he told us this. >> faith doesn't give explanation to suffering, to evil. if anything, i think a tragedy like this should make us very humble, and i think we should be on our knees and ask for god's mercy.
>> reporter: and we want to show you a live look here again at the french consulate on 5th avenue. the flags are at half staff here. across the city, all flags have been ordered to be lowered in honor of the victims. mayor de blasio says it's the least new york city can do to remember those who died in this tragedy. back to you. >> kat, thanks very much. this morning, you're also going to see heightened security at transit hubs and tourist areas all across our area. >> tracie strahan is at penn station with a look. good morning. >> reporter: darlene and michael, good morning to you. it very much looks like any typical monday morning here at penn station. but for every layer of security that we've seen this morning, there's a lot more that you're not seeing in the wake of the attacks. earlier, we saw a canine unit on patrol. that's something we would see on occasion, but we haven't seen any since about an hour ago. police commissioner bratton saying there's no specific threat to new york city in the wake of this, but mta is already
to be subjected to bag checks and see officers actually on trains and buses in the wake of the attacks. that's something we saw at the giants, patriots game yesterday. commissioner bratton also spoke over the weekend about the specific areas that they would be focusing on and putting extra security on. here's what he had to say. >> one of the things we attempt to do is protect the larger venues, times square, for example, and all of the french entities in the city. >> reporter: the commissioner also speaking on what he considered to be what he called soft targets. things like that small theater and restaurants were targeted. we've seen a couple nypd patrols so far. again, nothing out of the usual. but the nypd promising to step things up in the wake of this, michael and darlene. back to you. >> all right, tracie strahan. thank you. >> we'll continue to bring you any breaking updates on the french terror attacks throughout the morning. remember, you can get updates
on the news 4 new york app. it's 6:11. coming up, weather and traffic on the 4s. >> and we're off to a good start this morning. a little chillier in the suburbs. bright sunshine throughout the day. should get to a high of 63 degrees. changes in that seven-day forecast. we'll have the latest straight ahead. >> and a check of your hudson river crossings. minor delays at the george. ten at the lincoln. i'll get a look at the rest of
6:15. it's monday morning. we're going to check wea sother and traffic on the 4s on this monday. hey, chiis. it's a good-looking monday morning. temperatures in the low 50s. we have a clear sky and a day that's going to feature plenty of sunshine. eventually, milder temperatures. sun throughout the day. look for a high temperature between 60 and 65 degrees. at's going to feel good, especially on the sunny side of
the street. a quick shot of colder air will arrive tonight and a gusty breeze out of the northeast. so to put it in perspective, 're forecasting a high today of 63, normal high is 54. so we're back above normal after slipping below normal. 43 in harrison. outside of the city, 40s doing it. the further north and west you go, 30s. sussex down to 33. poughkeepsie, e4. 46 in long branch. down in trenton this morning, 43. a lot of 30s and 40s in the burbs. lo tw 50s in the city to start. nothing nearby of consequence to bring us any unsettled weatunr. all the rain you see in the midwest will work its way here by thursday. in the meern time, we have a bit of a back door front that's going to drop down from the north. good deal of sunshine throughout the day today. turning milder this afternoon. noticeably so at 63 degrees. just patchy clouds this evening as the front slides through.
turns colder with the winds go,ing rtheast. behind it, 41 the overnight low. 20s and 30s in the suburbs. unlike today, tomorro doesn't warm up all that much. with sunshine that, northeast wind stays in place with a gusty breeze. look for high temperatures tomorrow of 53 degrees. it will get barter beyond tt point. upper 50s on wednesday. we start to increase in clouds. with an e terly flow getting more persistent, may produce a ttle drizzle by wednesday night. that system out west that, moves in on thursday. could be a pretty good y soaking rain late afternoon and the first part of thursday night. mild with temperatures in the low 60s. that kicks on out of here so by the time we get to the weekend, things start to dry out. 63 today. sunny and cooler tomorrow. clouds and drizzle wednesday. rain likely thursday to thursday niinght. back to sunshine, 56 on friday. low 50s with a mix of sun and clouds for the upcoming weekend. let's get to emily west, find out about this monday morning commute.
it's that time of the morning. heavy ride on the l.i.e. through queens. slowing into wood haven boulevard. this crash happened earlierouhis morning on route 1-9 southbound in elizabeth. we have ve pictures from chopper 4 above the scene. the becbyp goes to nickel avenue. looks like a utili pole was brought down with this accident. that's what the crews are there, trying to get that pole out of the way. a lot of emergency vehicles. again, that backup goes all the way toward maple avenue on route 1-9. it is going to be a very slow ri mde. toward maple avenue, that's where you're going to see those delays begin this morning and continue. so one lane is open. just trying to get around this accident right through elizabeth this morning. also, finding delays on the bqe eawastbound near the k bridge. be
on the tappan zee, reports of degree de debris on the roadk new timetables in effect. lirr, same with metro north on the hudson and new haven line. alternate side, meter rules in effect. more weather and traffic coming up. >> thank you very much, emily. 6:18 right now. new this morning, we're waiting to find out the identity of a man stabbed to death at a barbersh in inwood. the man worked at the barbershop on west 207th street. police say they got the help for call before 11:00 last night. the man was stabbed in the chest. he was taken to harlem hospital where he died. no arrests have been made. today, dean skelos is due in court for the start of his corrupti n trial. prosecutors say he used his influence to get his son adam a no-show job. both men will be tried on charges of bribery, extortion, and conspiracy. skelos is from nassau county. he served as the senate's majority leader.
son are facing charges now in a major heroin bust. prosecutors say richard bruno sr. and richard brunor r. were the riis leaders of a drug operation that stretched from suffolk county to brooklyn. prosecutors are going to reveal more information on this bust later on today. uconn students will hold a rally today for the victim of a suspected hate crime. police are trying to find out who scrawled the message "killed paris" under the name tag on a muslim student's door. the student discovered the message saturday as news of the tragedy in paris unfolded. although originally from egypt, the college junior has lived in the u.s. for five years. he and his roommates say they're deeply offended by this hu tful message. >> it is not my fault. they are terrorists, not me. so don't treat me like a terrorist. i didn't deserve that. >> this is just unacceptable. we're in the 21st century. >> the university of connecticut in said in part, this hurtful
clear today. less wind. 63, nice bounceback in the temperature after seeing 40s and low 50s over the weekend. low 60s this afternoon. we get a quick shot of chilly air arriving tonight. doesn't come with much other than a patch or two of clouds in the evening hours. breezy conditions later tonight with a low of 41 in the city and 20s and 30s in the suburbs. tomorrow morning is going to be chilly not only in the suburbs but even in the city. enjoy the 60s today. >> all right. we will, chris. thank you so much. emily in for lauren. >> delays are beginning to build at the hudson river crossings. let's take a live look at the lincoln tunnel. about a 20-minute wait. the holland approach is about ten. a live look at the bqe. it's moving along really nice. the earlier disabled on the bqe is now out of the way. that should help things out. even the brooklyn bridge doing well. >> thank you, emily.
coming up next, how the paris terror attacks are impacting security across our area. >> reporter: there may be visible changes at transit hubs in the wake of the attacks. i'm tracie strahan live at penn station with a look coming up. >> reporter: and i'm katherine creag live on the upper east side at the french consulate, where so many people have gathered to grieve. they've left so many items here in remembrance of the victims. we'll show you how people are remembering them around the boar rogs 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.
now at 6:30, these are live pictures from paris from the cafe where people were cut down on friday night. a memorial to the terror attack grows throughout the city. >> this morning we're learning new details about the terrorists as french officials carry out dozens of raids across europe. >> those attacks prompting heightened security across our a area. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everybody.
6:30 a.m. on this monday, november 16th. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm darlene rodriguez. we'll bring you the overnight developments on the paris attacks in a moment. first, a quick look at the forecast and the commute. >> weather starting out nice and clear this morning. a little chilly in the suburbs compared to the city. as low as 28 now in walpack. northwest, central new jersey, a lot of 30s. some 40s. the city in the low 50s. across long island, down the shore, and coastal connecticut all generally in the low and mid-40s. we all share a day filled with sunshine. milder at noon, 61. forecasting a pleasant 63 degrees. chillier weather on the way. we'll get to that. let's get to the commute with emily west. >> the crash on route 1-9 southbound, two lanes blocked. live pictures from chopper 4 on the scene. utility crews are trying to repair a pole that came down with this earlier accident, taking up two lanes in the process. you can see only that left lane is getting by. the backup goes toward maple
avenue this morning. it is going to be a slow go there. also, finding delays at the tappan zee bridge, a disabled southbound. more weather and traffic coming up. >> emily, thank you very much. we want to bring you the latest on the paris terror attacks and show you live pictures from paris. this is from just outside the cafe where people were attacked on that friday night. mourners have been gathering there for hours, all to pay tribute to the victims. >> a half hour ago, president froncois hollande stood in a crowd of students from the university there for a moment of silence to honor the 129 people killed on friday. >> meanwhile, several new details are emerging this morning about the terrorists who have been involved in the attack. chief investigative reporter jonathan dienst is watching this angle. officials are saying they've identified who could be the alleged mastermind of the attacks. >> that's right. here's a cleric from belgium who's believed to be in syria
fighting alongside isis. we'll have more on him in a moment. overnight, there were major raids all across france. 23 arrests with french officials saying possible future plots might have been disrupted. in addition, 100 others were placed on house arrest. this as police in france now say they can name five of the seven paris bombers as well as several others who helped organize the plot, including that suspected ring leader. his name is abdelhamis abaaoud, a radical cleric from brussels who's believed to be inside syria. he is linked to three brothers also from brussels. those three brothers are french
are believed to have been also involved. a man hunt is on. there have been some sightings. no confirmation that investigators are closing in on him. he's believed to have driven some of the terrorists to the scene to carry out the bombings. one of those bombers, his own brother. the third brother arrested in belgium. furthermore, another suspect, fingerprints confirm the man who was carrying the syrian posz assport was one of the bombers. from the scene, they matched fingerprints to that passport as he traveled through greece. that's another clue there was syrian and isis involvement in this terror plot. all of this as france launched air strikes inside syria yesterday and into today. 12 strikes and counting targeting isis targets inside syria as the investigation continues into who else might have been assisting this terror cell that carried out those
attacks on friday. back to you. >> jonathan, you mentioned 12 strikes so far. do you have any sense that these strikes have been successful? what did they hit? and you mentioned french officials talking about future plots have been been disrupted. any sense of what or where, what areas those plots involved? >> well, first, on the air strikes, we know a training camp and some intel facilities among the targets that were hit by those french air strikes. as for future possible targets, unclear. but what they did seize in these raids were weapons. there's also growing concern about a suburb in brussels where many pass -- if you remember the americans who tackled the gunman trying to shoot up the train, that plot was disrupted. the "charlie hebdo" attacks. some of the suspects from these
the same one where this imam is from. so there's real concern that there's this terror cell or network operating out of brussels, perhaps led by that imam who's now believed to be in syria. >> all right, jonathan. thank you. it is 6:34 right now. terrifying moments caught on camera. we're seeing the moments terrorists began shooting in that concert hall in paris. [ gunfire ] cell phone video shows the american band eagles of death metal playing when terrorists started shooting. the drummer duck, a guitarist runs off stage, and another appears to be frozen. the audience ran for cover. one survivor says he and others ran to the roof. >> people around me were more and more afraid. because i was slow, i fell over
people who were under the chairs, on the floor, very slowly going to a door. >> laurent says men helped women into an adjacent room. he called the behavior beautiful amidst the chaos. vigils have been growing throughout the weekend. right now washington square's arch is brightly lit in red, white, and blue to show support from new york city to the people of france. katherine creag is outside the consulate general of france on the upper east side. this has been really heartfelt from people here in new york to the people of france. >> reporter: yes, michael. when your heart is broken, when you're grief stricken, where do you go? many people felt they had to be here at the french consulate. here you can see what people have left behind. so many flowers. bouquets of flowers, candles still lit up. there have been letters, messages of support and solidarity. people saying they will stand with paris. we also want to show you how
they remember the victims in brooklyn, what took place there, more than 100 people gathering for a prayer vigil. they also marched over to st. agnes church for yet another prayer service. the brooklyn borough president spoke saying trauma doesn't stop when the bullet hits its target. >> the physical pathway of the bullet may stop, but the emotional pathway of that bullet continues. and it continues across the waters aar across the continents. we all mourn together in someone spirit of humanity. >> reporter: and here at the french consulate on 5th avenue, you can see the flags are at half staff across the city. mayor de blasio ordered all flags across the boroughs to be lowered in honor of the victims. other services will take place today. at a church on staten island, they'll also be remembering the victims there for another prayer
service later today. >> all right, kat. thank you very much. 6:37 right now. this morning, you'll be seeing heightened security at transit hubs across our area. tracie strahan is at penn station with a look. >> reporter: it's something we just saw during katherine's report, national guardsmen going underground to the subway. it's something a lot of new yorkers see all of the time. we saw a bit of an increase in numbers. the mta says you an expect to see stronger security on buses and trains. it's all the result of what happened in paris, of course. it's something we already see earlier this morning. a canine team on patrol. but again, that's something we've come to see in this post-9/11 era here at penn station. the mta says you won't only see it here but also at grand central terminal. despite the ramped-up protection, however, what happened in paris still on the minds of many people here at home. >> in a way, yes. you always think about the most
famous areas in new york city and you think if you're exposed to any danger. >> it's in the back of your head, but you know, you can't let it worry you. just got to keep on going on, you know. >> reporter: and again, we saw those national guardsmen going underground. that's become standard. they usually conduct bag checks for many of the commuters. that's something the mta says commuters should expect today. again, darlene, they say don't be surprised if you see officers on your train, on your bus today, or at least stationed at the transit hubs. back to you. >> all right, tracie strahan. thank you. the government, meanwhile, ramping up security inside our nation's airports. security experts are warning of possible security breaches coming from airport employees. the concern about the possibility that airport workers placed a bomb on that russian plane that exploded in egypt two weeks ago. isis did claim responsibility for that attack as well. homeland security says they're working to close possible secu yty gaps from so-called insiders.
you know where the cameras are, where the doors are. you know the guards that are at the gate. you know who's a good screener and who'e a b, screener or who's a little bit lax and who's not. >> security experts calling for random police and tsa background checks for all airport workers. and we'll continue to bring you any breaking updates on the french t suror attacks and the investigation throughout the morning. you can also get updates any time at nbcnewyork.com and on the news 4 new york app. coming up next, weather and traffic on the 4s. off to a good start on this monday morning. plenty of sunshine heading our way. how about 60 or better this afternoon with sunshine? the rest of your forecast ahead. >> still this accident in elizabeth on 1-9 southbound just before 439.ai an update on rest of the roads
chance to run away from the circus and took it. >> their freedom lnt last long though. here's some video of two escaped zebras running through philly. ter about 20 minutes tn the run, one zebra was captured by police. the second was caught 20 minutes later. >> all i saw was two cops chasing the zebra. wef thought it was a horse. >> they just was running. the cops were like trying to usher them, but they had no cof ntrol of it. was crazy. >> the circus says the animals e okay. they're still trying to figure out how the zebras escaped. we have a zebra running through a city, it tends to raise ome ebrogs and get noticed. all right. 6:ri44 right now. time for a check of weather and traffic on the 4s. ris ormino. >> nice day coming our way actually. look behind you. beautiful picture.
>> clear skies verhead. it stays with us all day. we're at 52 degrees right now in the city. we're heading into the 60s this afternoon. so we're back above normal once again with a mostly clear sky. our weather headlines pointing to just that, probably the best day of the week. sunshine with mild temperatures. cooler tomorrow, but the sunshine remains with us. in is likely on thursday. if you've been thinking this month so far is above normal, you would be thi ing correct. e temperatures so far, actually, average temperature is 56.6, which is almost 6.5 degrees above normal. again, we're only about halfway through here. precipitation is below normal. we are so far the warmest november on record. next closest was set back in 2001. se bptember we set a record. last month was not all that much above normal. we could be on pace for vember. give or take one or two, around 50 in and around the five boroughs.
30ris the further north and wst you go, especially the northern half of new jersey. you certainly need the jackets and sweaters there early on. school day forecast, starting out with 30s and 40s in the burbs. 50s in the city. we're looking t 61 at recess time. probably by dismissal time, about 63 degrees. sunny throughout the day. looking good for any after-school activities with temperatures reclaning close to the -- remaining close to the 60-degree mark. a very narrow band of clouds here about 8:00. that's a cold front that's going to slide on through, shift the nd towards the north and east. more importantly, it's going to bring in chillier temperatures tonight and tomorrow. tomorrow, we expect a good deal of sunshine around. a few patchy clouds. it's quiet but cool. on wednesday, starts out with lsunshine. i think the clouds tae over. we'll start to get more of that easterey flow of air. that could bring in some spotty drizzle, especially along the coast, later on wednesday. the steadier rain is sitting to the west of us. this gets in here on thursday. for today, nothing but sunshine.
nice mild afternoon. 63il degrees. tonight, clear and turning cooler. we're talking about temperatures back in the 50s on wednesday wielth an increase in clouds. a little drizzle at night. a betr chance for a slug of rain to come through thursday and thursday night. mild on thursday at 62. we're right back to the sunshine on friday. you can see this in the seven-day forecast. 56 and breezy. we head into the weekend, a x of clouds and sun. very typical fall weather. temperatures in the low 50s. just a few seconds after 6:47. how is the commute rolling along? >> getting busy. quite a few delays throulk queens. the l.i.e. slows into wood haven boulevard. also, dealing with a disabled truck. it's stuck on the gowanus westbound near the belt split. that's going to be in the right lane. you can see northbound heading slowing into hamilton avenue. a crash we've been talking about all morning in elizabeth. still delays, trying to fix a pole that came down. 1-9 southbound just before 439. two lanes
a slow go trying to get around that. only the left lane is open with that. wie th the tappan zee bridge, debris in the road southbound. that is cleared. delays stretch back to this crash at palisades on the throughway. let's look at the lincoln tunnel this morning, where it's a 40-minute wait here getting around the he's lix. about ten at the holland. the george comes in at 20 minutes. those might be your better options than the lincoln. al: so with your commuter checklist, new timetables. 7 trains have delay both ways. >> emily, thank you very much. today, new jersey lawmakers are hearing both sides of the argument revolving around legalized recreational marijuana. experts will testify before the judiciary committee. governor chris christie has said he would not approve recreational use. right now marijuana is only
legal for medical use in new jersey. one mta board member agrees with you if you think rail tickets are too high. he'll talk to the board about lowering prices. in a letter to the paper, other mta officials say lowering ticket costs would lead to a loss of $70 million a year in fares. okay. 6:48 now. up next, we're going to see what's happening on wall street today. and don't ferg, orget, follow us on twitter, michaelg4ny, darlene4ny. you're watching "today in new york."
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welcome back. 6:52, monday morning. in our cnbc money report, the stock markets will open for the first time since the paris terror attacks. >> that's going to happen about 2 1/2 hours. just before the opening bell, there will be a moment of silence that will take place at the new york and nasdaq exchanges. then all day, the nasdaq ticker in times square will display the now famous paris peace sign along with the stock quotes.
the "today" show is coming up in a few minutes. we'll check in with matt, see what's ahead. >> hey, darlene, michael. good to see you both. coming up, savannah will be live in paste ris. she'll have complete coverage of the terror attacks this morning. what we're learning about the alleged mastermind as investigators launch an international man hunt for other accomplices. also, how did these terrorists go undetected as they plotted the attacks. this morning, the apps and video game system that may have helped them communicate. and the spirit of the french people on full display as their nation tries to move forward in the wake of the tragedy. got that and much more ahead as we get started on a monday morning here on "today." michael and darlene, across to you. >> matt, thank you very much. we'll be back, check in with
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now to the latest on the paris terror attracts. french police launch dozens of raids overnight, 23 people have been arrested. more than 100 others are in custody for questioning. >> it continues at this hour, the hunt does, for 26-year-old salah abdelslam. two of his brothers are also believed to be implicated in the terrorist spree with one among the dead attackers. the other reportedly in police custody. >> about an hour ago, french president francois hollande
stood in a crowd of students to honor the 129 people killed in the attacks. >> and new yorkers are coming together to share their support for the people of paris. >> katherine creag is outside the consulate on the upper east side with more. kat? >> reporter: darlene and michael, i remember seeing one of the first images of people gathering here. it started with one bouquet of flowers. you can see what people have left here now. there are hundreds of flowers here, candles are still lit up, and also messages of solidarity and standing together with france. this is how new yorkers, french-americans, and others are remembering the victims. also, we want to show you what took place in brooklyn last night. more than 100 people gathered incare roll park for a prayer vigil. one of the community leaders there said we stand together with paris and then they prayed. they also marched to st. agnes church for another prayer service. you might notice around the city flags are at half staff. they are here, too, at the french consulate.
mayor de blasio said it's a way to honor the victims. back to you. >> kat, thank you. now to tracie strahan at penn station with a look at what commuters can expect to see this morning in the wake of the paris attacks. >> reporter: we just saw national guardsmen head to their post underground once again as security is stepped up across the city. earlier today we saw a canine patrol around penn station. authorities say that is likely to see although there is no specific threat towards new york city. they'll be focusing on places like times square and large venues with large crowds. despite the ramped-up protection, many say what happened in paris is certainly hitting home for them today, and many people say they'll be mindful of everything they see today, which will likely include bag searches and officers actually on trains and buses. back to you. >> all right, tracie. thank you. we will continue to bring you any breaking updates on the french terror attacks throughout the morning. you can also get updates any time at nbcnewyork.com and the