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plenty of chill. that west to northwest breeze keeps us cold all day. expecting a high today of 43 degrees. we'll shake the chill just in time for thanksgiving. let's talk about the commute. just about 5:00 a.m. >> things are still nice and green out there, which means they're moving along. we have two accidents on the roads. one of them in union on route 22 westbound. all lanes shut down by michigan avenue. there's a downed pole out there. they're working on cleaning that up. we'll head further west of here. on 78 heading eastbound after exit 12, perryville road, watch out for an accident there. more weather and traffic ahead. >> thanks very much. right now people in hoboken being told boil your water and avoid a large section of the city. repairs from that massive water main break are still going to take hours to complete. tracie strahan is in hoboken. this has been two days of a big mess there for those folks. >> reporter: and michael, they still don't have everything mopped up yet. this street is dry.
just because of all of this, hoboken police department has actually beefed up their traffic patrols by 20 additional officers just for this morning's commute. they're going to be guiding cars through the damage caused by this water main break. as you mentioned, it's been quite a wet weekend. not just in hoboken but on the border of jersey city as well, particularly the newport neighborhood. the water pressure has been restored to many portions of the area, but some high rises are still going to be experiencing lower than normal pressure this morning. officials are telling us that a 16-inch water main break that brings water to both hoboken and the newport area of jersey city was ruptured. boil water advisories were put into effect and remain in effect in hoboken today. they're dealing with a major blow, however, to local businesses who also dealt with flooding. >> the water was almost up to the restaurant. we missed out on a huge brunch
this morning, which is devastating. >> reporter: let's get you briefed on many of the street closures. observer highway is closed west of henderson to jersey avenue. harrison street is closed from pa pat paterson to newark. it's unclear when they will be reopened. drivers are being urged to come in through the north end of hoboken if possible, but i have to tell you, already we see a lot of cars trying to get through this roadblock where we are. it's not happening so far. back to you. >> all right, tracie. thank you very much for the warning there. right now the nypd has a mug shot they want you to see. they identified a man they say is attacking seniors. katherine creag is in the melrose section of the bronx. what's the latest, kat? >> reporter: darlene, you mentioned seniors, also one elderly woman. all of the victims women. why is this man preying on them? we want to show you his picture. police released it just hours ago. his name is gilrael ruperto.
these attacks and robberies began a few weeks ago. in one instance, he threw a liquid on a 72-year-old woman's face. he stole her purse. that woman talked with our sister station telemundo. she says she was injured by whatever was thrown at her face, and she went to the hospital. she was also thrown to the ground during the robbery, according to investigators. the suspect's name is gilrael ruperto. he's about five feet tall, 125 pounds. as we mentioned, his criminal past, darlene. we've also learned ruperto was arrested a year ago this time for another theft. back to you. >> all right. katherine creag, thank you so much. an elderly man in norwalk, connecticut, says he was scammed by burglars posing as water company workers. police say one of the thieves told the man they needed to check his house for a water leak. while one of the suspects was upstairs, another entered the basement and broke into a locked
police are reminding residents always ask for identification and call employers for verification. we see this often. they prey on seniors because they're more trusting and more willing to accept their story. but you should call the agency they say they represent, especially if an appointment was not made beforehand. >> some people are a lot more sophisticated and come looking very official. >> absolutely. all right. 5:04 on this monday morning. time to check weather and traffic on the 4s. >> good morning. a little more of a wintry feel as you step outside on this monday morning, start the new workweek. it's cold and clear. 20s and 30s doing it. chilly breezes around all day from start to end. there'll be an abundance of sunshine. most of the time with the wind it'll feel like the 30s. right now we're in the 30s. 36 degrees. jackets and gloves needed. 42 by noon. 43 at 3:00. that should be the high for the day. only about 43 degrees. milder days ahead.
we'll talk about that in the seven day. let's talk commute right now. here's lauren. >> let's talk about mass transit. very rare we don't have any bus detours at this hour. we'll enjoy that. all buses running on their regular routes and schedules right now. ferries look good. so do your major commuter lines and subways. everything running on or close. you need to move your car today. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect city wide. more weather and traffic coming up. this morning, the city of brussels is locked down on high alert over an imminent terror threat. police there conducted several raids overnight. kerry barrett is in the newsroom with more. >> good morning. yeah, they're in their third day of lockdown at this point. schools and any underground transportation, like the subway, they're shut down. there are more than 1,000 security personnel as well stationed not just in brussels but across the country. brussels specifically remains at maximum alert because of imminent threats about a possible series of attacks
looking for one of the attackers as well. this guy. this is salah abdeslam. he took off after the attacks and was able to cross the french border into belgium. meanwhile, french president francois hollande and prime minister david cameron visited the bataclan in paris. they're pressing for a stronger international coalition against isis. >> it is clear that the world is coming together to tackle this evil terrorist threat. that was clear on friday night. almost one week after the brutal terrorists murdered people here in paris and sought to divide us, the world united in new york. we've shown our firm resolve, and together we will destroy this evil threat. >> cameron specifically is seeking parliamentary approval from britain to join in those u.s.-led air strikes against isis targets in syria. hollande, for his part, headed to washington tomorrow and
moscow on thursday. prcht >> kerry, thank you. the brother of accused terrorist salah abdeslam is calling for him to give himself up. in an interview on belgian tv, he said he would rather see his brother in prison than in a cemetery. mohammed's other brother was one of the suicide bombers in the paris attacks. he says he had noticed a change in their behavior about six months ago but adds there was never any sign of radicalization. members of the american rock group that was playing at that bataclan theater are now talk abouting what they saw. the eagles of death metal talked to vice.com. the full interview will be released later on this week. the band founders say no one was safe. >> several people hid in our dressing room, and the killers were able to get in and killed every one of them except for a kid who was hiding under my leather jacket. >> the killers got in your dressing room? >> yeah. >> 89 people were killed in that
the band says some died because they refused to leave their friends behind. as the city prepares for the macy's thanksgiving day parade, police are increasing street patrols. the nypd is on high alert as tourists begin to arrive for the holiday season. we found officers patrolling herald square as a show of force before thursday's big parade. yesterday, hundreds of emergency responders took part in a terror drill to practice their reaction to an active shooter on the subway. despite the extra patrols, homeland security wants everyone to continue with their holiday plans. >> we encourage americans as the holiday season approaches to continue to travel, to associate, to go to public events, to go to public places. >> law enforcement stresses there have been no specific threats against the city. yesterday's drill was planned before the paris attacks. on long island, people are searching for a serial robber.
mask held up a pier 1 importshuntington station last night. he tied up the store's employees and customers before stealing money from the register and safe. there have been similar holdups reported all in the last three months. and this morning, police need your help finding this man who opened fire on a street in the brorngs. you're going to see a man in a hooded sweatshirt running on williams bridge road last night. he stops, fires his weapon four times before running away. the bullets hit a business and a car. fortunately didn't hit any people. nobody was hurt. no word yet as to why he was firing that weapon. the man so far has not been arrested. 5:09 right now. just ahead, why more and more people say they will not be reaching for the plastic this holiday season. plus, what donald trump said about what happened in jersey city and that drew an angry response from that city's mayor. and temperatures plunged overnight, but a rebound is coming. your weather and traffic on the 4s is coming up next.
it's 5:12. here are four things to know this morning. anyone who wants to go to hoboken is being told to enter from the north part of the city. a water main break has shut down several blocks near the jersey city border. if you live in hoboken, you need to boil your water this morning. tracie strahan is there. we'll have an update in 15 minutes. brussels, belgium, on high alert after what's being called an imminent threat. several raids took place last night and 16 people were taken into custody. several agencies took part in an active shooter drill in manhattan. the drill was planned before the paris attacks. today, closing targets scheduled in sheldon silver's federal corruption trial. he's accused of taking nearly $4 million in kickbacks. time for weather and traffic right now.
almost 5:14. chris cimino has that. >> chill has been rare so far this month of november. average temperature is 55.3. that's 6.3 above normal. precipitation, we're still almost an inch below normal there. the range is getting closer. 55.3 to 52.7. i think over the next couple days with below-normal temperatures, it'll get smaller than that. however, we finish the month above normal. we have a shot at being the warmest november. meanwhile, weather headlines for today. nothing warm about it. coldest day of the season so far. great week for traveling throughout the northeast, middle atlantic states, really up and down the entire eastern seaboard it's quiet. looks like a delightfully mild weekend heading our way. princeton, you're 34. same thing in howell. 33 in toms river. city is at 36. a little milder, upper 30s across long island. 20s showing up from newburgh to
poughkeepsie. monticello at 27. when the wind kicks in, it feels even chill ler. windchillings s in the upper 20s. as cold as night in monticello with the windchills. that's a good wintry feel. future tracker, not much going on. a couple snow flurries today. for us, it's all about sunshine but it's all about the chill. clear skies. another cold night tonight. we'll get a few high clouds in the mix tomorrow with our sun. still a fair amount of sun but still below normal temperatures. i don't think we get out of the 40s either. wednesday we see a moderating trend. closer to 50 or so. by the time we get to thanksgiving, temperature could get close to 60 degrees. for today, forget about 60 or 50s. how about 43. that's the best we have to settle for. it will be a bright and sunny day. the chilly breeze will make it feel like the 30s most of the day. we'll be down around the freezing mark in the city tonight. another cold start tomorrow. wednesday we're back to 50. that's a big travel day.
should be quiet throughout the northeast and nearby areas. as we go toward thanksgiving, more sunshine, just a few high clouds, 60 the expected afternoon high. should feel really nice. for friday, big shopping day, 63 with sunshine and a few high clouds. clouds could produce a couple showers saturday. a cold front swings on through. say good-bye to the 60s, we're back to the 40s again. let's find out about the monday morning commute. here's lauren. >> thanks, chris. good morning, everyone. a couple problems out there. we'll head to 78, eastbound after exit 12, you have an accident out there causing some minor delays. heading over to the major deegan, if you're heading northbound, there's a disabled vehicle in the right lane. keep that in mind. otherwise, the roads look fine. we'll look outside at the l.i.e. by south oyster bay road. the camera is kind of skipping, but everything is moving along just fine. no construction getting in your way. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. more weather and traffic coming up.
>> thank you very much. 5:16. presidential candidate donald trump sparking some local backlash for a comment he's made about september 11th. >> and i watched in jersey city, new jersey, where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building was coming down. >> now, at the time he made that remark, trump was talking about the need to put syrian refugees into a government database. he also wants surveillance of mosques to stop terror attacks. jersey city's mayor released this statement saying, quote, trump is plain wrong, and he's shamefully politicizing an emotionally charged issue. no one in jersey city cheered on september 11th. in this morning's cnbc money report, gas prices are down 11 cents over the past two weeks and may continue to drop as we head into the holidays.
the national average is $2.14 a gallon. that's down 70 cents a gallon from a year ago. around here, new yorkers pay on average $2.35 a gallon. in connecticut, it's $2.26. new jersey drivers paying $1.96 a gallon. lots of cash will change hands this holiday season. 39% of americans surveyed by bankrate.com say they will use cash to pay for most of their holiday purchases. 31% prefer debit cards. 22% plan on using credit cards. analysts say more shoppers may be planning to use cash in order to avoid spending more money than they actually have. so people starting to think about what they're going to do. ings a lot of people aren't really trusting with all of the credit card breaches at a lot of the bigger stores. >> and otherwise you'll be taking that card out a lot more and leaving yourself vulnerable. a new holiday hit on "saturday night live" featuring one of the most popular songs out there. >> so many people talking about this. it shows a family at
thanksgiving. they're arguing about everything except when adele comes on. [ overlapping yelling ] hello from the other side i must have called a thousand times to tell you i'm sorry for everything that i've done but when i call you never -- >> that's the raet greatest thing ever. later in the show, the actual adele performed two songs from her album "25," including "hello." head to nbcnewyork.com to see some highlights of the show. this week ryan gosling will host ""snl" s nrks "snl." what's funny about that is you could actually see that happening. >> oh, totally. you feel that when her song comes on.
welcome back. 5:22, 36 degrees out. it's a chilly monday morning. we're going to talk to chris in a moment. in football, though, the jets were in houston where they tried to mount a late-game comeback. with under five minutes to play, ryan fitzpatrick takes the ball himself into the end zone and takes a big hit at the same time. the jets get within seven pointings, but after getting the ball back, fitzpatrick is intercepted. the jets lose to the texans 24-17. this squirrel has been wreaking havoc all day. >> meanwhile, a squirrel took over the packers/vikings game in minnesota and ran around the field, giving the field crew a run for their money. >> look at that. >> not much action in the first quarter. this squirrel provided a
the packers did eventually win 30-13. >> the squirrel was signed by the jets. >> he was. >> tight end. >> giving the stiff arm. >> that would have been cool. all right. football weather is here. that's for sure. this morning it feels like a lot of 30s out there, even 20s in the distant suburbs. it will be a bright looking dad. bad news is it just doesn't warm up. tonight, look for clear skies and a cold one. down to the 20s for most of the suburbs. then the moderating trend will begin just in time for thanksgiving. we'll talk more about that coming up. >> thank you, chris. what's going on, lauren? >> we have an accident shutting down a roadway. in new jersey in union, we still have route 22 closed only on the westbound side by michigan avenue because of an accident and a downed pole. they're still in the process of clearing that. it's a spot to avoid.
otherwise, the roads look good. we'll take a live look outside at the bqe. this is usually extremely jammed up at this hour. because there's no road work and it's monday morning, things are still moving along nicely. let's enjoy it for now. >> we shall. i i agree. thanks, lauren. just ahead, what someone found in a bronx trash can that grabbed the attention of police in massachusetts. plus, brussels, the capital of europe in many ways, looks like a ghost town. this is a subway entrance there. the threat that is keeping people indoors. >> reporter: and you'll be able to shower and fill up your sink after a weekend water main break in hoboken, but driving around the area, still an issue. i'm tracie strahan live in the jersey city, hoboken area with all you need to know straight ahead. 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.
worst as the holiday season kicks off. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everyone. it's monday morning. it is november 23rd. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. storm team 4's chris cimino is here with the forecast. i know a change is on the way, but it's not on the way right now. >> the change is in the wrong direction. baby, it's cold outside this morning. upper 20s out west. upper along across long island. long branch getting close to the freezing mark at 34 degrees. this is a cold canadian air mass in place. it's breezy. chilled rays of sun at noon. 43 the expected high. the breeze will make it feel like 30s most of the day. we'll talk about those warmer days in a bit. let's find out about the commute if you're heading out early. >> good morning. we have some problems, or an accident, really, in the union township area of new jersey. this is on 78 eastbound before
you get to exit 13, route 173. delays are building quickly through this area. you'll want to head to the service road here to get around that. that's definitely your best option. we'll take a quick live look outside. the rest of the roads look pretty good. here's the inbound side of the lincoln tunnel where things are moving along nicely. no delays inbound or outbound at any hudson river crossings. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> thank you very much, lauren. 5:30 right now. a major cleanup job is under way in hoboken. a massive water main break flooded streets. this morning it will have an impact as you head out the door. "today in new york's" tracie strahan is at the scene. crews working through the night to get this cleaned up. >> reporter: a lot of extra muscle on this, darlene. they're still working at this hour. now, that boil water advisory remains in effect for hoboken. give it a minute if you live in the area, even though the water pressure has been largely restored. but anyone coming through the area in their car is likely going to see the flashing lights
like the one behind me, all because the repairs from that water main break continue. a rough weekend for anyone living in the hoboken and newport area of jersey city as that 16-inch break happened there. most of hoboken was without water for several hours because the broken valve on a transmission line. residents have been advised to boil their water for at least a minute before consuming it. the county office of emergency management dispatched water tankers at several locations to give residents a chance to gather fresh drinking water. >> you never know until you go without it. things like coffee. you can't make coffee without water. you know, doing dishes, things such as that nature. watch washing things, washing your hands. >> reporter: several streets still closed as a result of this. we're talking about observer highway closed west of henderson to jersey avenue. harrison street is closed from paterson to newark. and jackson street is closed from paterson to newark as well.
the boil water advisory was canceled for jersey city, darlene. again, it remains in effect for hoboken. so that means anyone who plans on consuming drinking water in the hoboken area is being advised to boil it for at least a minute. no eta yet as to how long that boil water advisory will remain in effect. back to you. >> all right. in hoboken, tracie strahan. thank you. today lawyers are going to wrap up sheldon silver's federal corruption trial. they'll each deliver closing arguments, and the jury could get the case as soon as tomorrow. silver once commanded lots of power in albany. prosecutors say he used that influence to line his pockets with $4 million in kickbacks. on long island, police are searching for a serial robber. police say a gunman wearing a mask held up a pier 1 imports store in huntington station last night. they say he tied up the store's employees and customers before taking money from the register and safe. similar holdups have been reported in other starts in east
farmingdale, west babylon, and in deer park, all over the last three months. a homeless man helped federal agents recover weapons stolen from a massachusetts armory. the fbi says army reservist james walker morales broke into the armory in worcester last week swiping 16 military rifles and guns. three of the weapons were found on friday. police say a homeless man rummaging for bottles and cans near yankee stadium found a rifle and two handguns in a trash bag and turned them in. morales is in jail on long island awaiting extradition. all right. coming up on 5:34. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. chris, it could be a little warmer because i have to be outside playing in the cosmos media game today. my reverse bicycle kick is going to hurt if it's this cold. >> we have to get a camera crew there. >> we don't have to. >> i think you did that last year, too, didn't you?
i did so well, the cosmos asked me to play. >> they're going to be drafting you. >> all right. north and west, 20s. sussex just below the freezing mark. 29 in poughkeepsie. windchills in some of these locations in the upper teens and low 20s this morning. distinct feel of winter. that means jacks and gloves needed, especially in the burbs. 36 now in town. not a big jump in the temperature, even with sunshine out there. the sun angle getting lower these days. look for a high temperature of about 43 degrees. seven-day forecast, including the holiday, coming up. let's find out about the commute from lauren. >> let's talk about mass transit. we have a couple new jersey transit buses on detour through hoboken because of the closures still out there from this water main break. bus route 85, 87, and 126 are affected because of those street closures. otherwise, buses look good. so do your major commute lines and subways.
alternate side of the street parking rules from in effect. we'll have your next weather and traffic update on the 4s. this morning, the city of brussels still locked down on high alert over an imminent terror threat. kerry barrett is in the news room. it's really been amazing. they've shut the subway down there for several days. >> the schools are closed as well. as you mentioned, public transit, specifically what is underground, is suspended as well indefinitely as far as we know at this point. as you mentioned, there are potential threats of a series of todayings, ing attacks. and there's still a search for one of the attackers, salah abdeslam. his brother is calling for him to turn himself in. he said he'd rather see him in a prison than a cemetery. their other brother was one of the suicide bombers in the paris attacks. of course, this as french president francois hollande and british prime minister david cameron visiting the bataclan concert hall. this is a little more than one
130 dead in total. >> we face a shared threat, and we must share information and intelligence to better protect ourselves from these brutal terrorists. the u.k. and france are already doing this, but today we've agreed to step up our efforts even further and to work more closely with our european neighbors. >> we knew that cameron and hollande were going to be together in paris, but it was an unannounced visit to that concert hall. it was very, very tight security. cameron seeking parliamentary approval to join the u.s.-led air strikes against isis targets in syria. president hollande, by the way, scheduled to visit washington tomorrow and moscow on thursday. michael? >> kerry, thank you very much. 5:36 right now. just days from thanksgiving, the nypd is on high alert has tourists begin to arrive for the holiday season. we found officers patrolling herald square as a show of force before the macy's thanksgiving day parade. yesterday, hundreds of emergency responders took part in a terror drill. police worked with the fire
reaction to an active shooter on the subway. >> this was an extraordinary drill, but it's very important to recognize one of a series of drills that are regularly undertaken by our first responders to ensure that they are ready and are constantly using the best and most up-to-date tactics. >> law enforcement says everyone should continue with their holiday plans. just be aware of your surroundings. 5:37 now. it's a loophole that senator charles schumer says can put us all in danger. right now there's no law to keep people who are on the u.s. terror watch list from buying a weapon. the senator is calling on congress to pass legislation to close that loophole as soon as possible. schumer says, in fact, 2,000 people on the watch list, the terror watch list, have already purchased guns, even explosives. >> allowing these terror suspects to gain access to weapons cannot, cannot, cannot continue.
>> police commissioner bill bratton is backing senator schumer on nbc's "meet the press." he said congress needs to do something instead of just talking about doing something. right now a man hunt for a suspect wanted for attacking seniors. police know who he is, they just need to find him. "today in new york's" katherine creag is in the melrose section of the bronx. good morning. >> reporter: darlene, good morning. it seems the suspect is very selective about his victims. they are all women. they are all alone when they're robbed and attacked. the latest one happened here where we are, morris avenue, east 153rd street. the victims, some of them are in their 60s. there's one woman who is 72 years old. they've been attacked and robbed by this suspect. police released his mug shot hours ago. gilrael ruperto, 26 years old. according to police, he's violently attacked and robbed at least three women in recent weeks. the victims range in age from 64 to 72. in one instance, ruperto stole a 72-year-old woman's purse last
week. the victim also was sprayed in the face with some kind of liquid and thrown to the ground during the robbery. the suspect is about five feet tall, 125 pounds. darlene, we're learning he's familiar to police. he was arrested for a theft this time last year. back to you. >> katherine creag in the bronx. kat, thank you. divers are resuming the search for a missing canoeist in new jersey. they're going to be back in the water at white meadow lake in morris county today. police say two men were paddling on that lake when their canoe capsized early yesterday. one man made it to shore. the other disappeared. the search at this point is considered to be a recovery operation. in westchester county, the search continues for a small plane in a reservoir in north salem. that plane traveling from mississippi to danbury when it disappeared from radar last thursdays. crews did find the rear section
human remains ols report also reportedly discovered. in new jersey, hundreds of religious books and several sacred scrolls were laid to rest after a devastating fire at an historic synagogue. the damaged prayer books, bibles, and torah scrolls were placed in ceramic pots and buried in the congregation's cemetery, as required by jewish law. they were destroyed in the massive fire that gutted the 92-year-old synagogue in new brunswick last month. only one to be rafs rah was saved from the flames. it's an impressive achievement from gabby giffords. plus a good samaritan shot trying to protect a stranger. what happens next is almost unbelievable. and it is a chilly start to the week. we're going to rebound. weather and traffic on the 4s coming up as we look at the belt parkway by jfk.
today a couple of turkeys will board a first-class flight to washington, d.c. they're the thanksgiving day birds that will get president obama's annual pardon. the turkeys will leave san francisco and board what's called turkey one. maybe they'll even get a make-believe secret service escort. yes, they will. after the pardon, they'll live out their natural lives at a virginia farm. they're so happy. >> do you think the secret service escort is like other turkeys with little sunglasses on, ear pieces. >> talking into their wrist. >> all right. 5:44 right now. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. >> do they have wrists? i don't know. >> they got to blend in. you would never notice that. as we all start to head towards thanksgiving day, we're concerned about traveling. going to show you that forecast in a little bit as well as a big swing in temperatures. tree getting prepared for its december 2nd light, which you can watch here on news channel 4. 36, clear sky right now. a bit of a breeze that makes it
a lot of 20s in the suburbs to the north and west. chilly breeze around all day with an abundance of sunshine. it'll feel like the 30s most of the day because of the cold wind. those cold temperatures in place, relatively speaking, normal high is 51 for today. looking for a high of 43. one of those rare november days this year at least that's been below normal. 36 in greenwich. westport at 37. one of the slightly milder numbers. 36 in the park. long branch, 34. freezing or below from morristown to sussex, newburgh. it feels like 32 with the wind in the park. upper 20s in brooklyn to jfk with the wind. 27 the windchill in newark. further north and west, in some cases the windchill, 20s in newburgh and 19 in monticello. a cold start but not a warm finish to the day either. it's cold all day. generally a nice wedge of clear sky. some lake-effect snow, not
getting in here. a few of the clouds may cut across our northwestern suburbs but that's it. tonight, a cold one. 32 in the city. 20s in the nearby suburbs. tomorrow, back to a mostly sunny sky, a little lighter wind. still cold for this time of year. here's your travel weather. wednesday through thanksgiving, even into friday, it's a dry, mild pattern in the east. gets stormy across the planes, particularly the southern plains. in terms of travel, whether it's air or road, excellent conditions. upper midwest, delays are likely because of stormy weather. out to the west, a storm system moving into the pacific northwest with rain and mountain snow. there will be times of poor travel there. it will be cooler but dry over the southwest. in the meantime, 50 for us on wednesday with sunshine. that's the big travel day here locally. and thanksgiving day, not bad. sunshine, high clouds, 60 degrees. can't complain about that. nice for the parade. you don't have to worry about bundling up for that either. 63 friday for the shoppers.
54 with showers saturday. back to chillier weather but sunshine on sunday. almost 5:47. lauren, how's the commute on a monday morning? >> seeing problems out there. they've been out there for quite a while. we'll head to western new jersey, where we have this accident on 78 eastbound in between exits 12 and 13. delays are getting very heavy through there. if you can get to the service road, that would be your best option to get around this. then heading over to union on route 22 westbound, all lanes still shut down by michigan avenue because of an accident with a downed pole in the roadway. hopefully that'll get cleared up soon. it's been out there for quite a while. we'll take a live look outside at the kew gardens interchange. you can see things are all moving along just fine out there. no delays, no construction getting in your way for a change, which is nice. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect up on the 4s. the long island teenager who went on that tirade over mac and cheese will be heading to court today. he's set to be arraigned on a breach of peace and trespassing
charge. he was caught on camera attacking uconn food service workers after they refused to serve him bacon mac and cheese. he did later post an apology online. princeton university's president is now responding to students who want former u.s. president woodrow wilson's name removed from campus. the students want wilson's name removed because of his views on segregation. in an e-mail to students, the university president says wilson's record on race is disturbing and that a committee will examine his legacy. justice department lawyers will now investigate a disputed police shooting in minneapolis. they'll also decide whether to release video of jamar clark's death. the group black lives matter posted one clip online sunday. it shows clark dead in handcuffs with an officer nearby, gun drawn. witnesses say jamar clark was already restrained when the officer shot him. right now police in new orleans are investigating a mass shooting at a playground. several hundred people were at a park in the ninth ward. they were recording a music
video last night when two groups began shooting at each other. in all, 16 people were hit. we don't know yet just how serious those injuries are. we're getting a look at the man accused of shooting a tulane medical school student who tried to save a woman in trouble. the video shows peter gold stepping in to save a woman being dragged down the street. police say the gunman shot gold in the stomach and tried to shoot him in the head more than once, but the gun jammed. gold is recovering. the shooter is on the run. former congresswoman gabby giffords tweeted goal achieved after he took part in this weekend's charity bike ride in tucson, arizona. she did it on a special bike because giffords remains partially paralyzed five years after she was critically wounded. she rode 11 miles in last year's event. this year she completed all 40 miles of the event. quite the achievement. in news for your health
today, a new study says adhd drugs may make it harder for kids to sleep. past research has suggested adhd medications may improve sleep by cutting down on bad bedtime behavior, but scientists at the university of nebraska found children who took the drugs had trouble falling and staying asleep. experts recommend adjusting the timing of doses and encourage nightly bedtime routines. for teenagers, when spoke moking it out of sight, it could also be out of mind. we're talking about those huge cigarette displays behind many of the counters at convenience stores. the rand corporation tried an experiment. they took away what's sometimes referred to as power walls of cigarette and said they found teens were 11% less likely to ask for a pack. so literally, if you don't see it, you might not ask for it. >> then it doesn't become a big deal because they know they shouldn't be doing it. all right. 5:50. just ahead, taking aim at a hidden fee. who's accused of taking drivers
welcome back. 5:53. it's 36 degrees. that's a 3. it's going to warm up. we'll talk to chris in a bit. this morning, a rare red panda is being evaluated after an escape from the zoo in eureka, california. after three days on the lam, a woman spotted the panda in a tree saturday night. at first she thought it was a raccoon until she looked more closely. zoo workers coaxed the animals down. >> i guess we all wish we knew what those three days were like for her. but we don't. so we can only speculate. >> she had made it about half a mile away from the zoo. she's now scheduled to be moved
to the knoxville, tennessee, zoo as part of a survival plan. >> i was just reading she also had a greyhound bus ticket. >> she was out of there. just wanted to taste some freedom. >> i didn't know there were red pandas. very pretty. >> beautiful. sunset last night? >> it was gorgeous. look on social media. you can't miss it. >> one of the five best. you guys missed it. >> i miss everything. what was i doing? >> it was almost 5:00. you were out. i don't think we'll see quite the same sunset tonight. you'll be paying attention. that's why. look away. lots of sun today, 43 the expected high. it'll feel like 30s most of the day. tonight, cold, 32 in the city, 20s in most of the suburbs. don't worry, michael. after that, a nice warmup just in time for thanksgiving. >> about time. sung set sunset.
>> delays for some commuters. delays on n trains. if you're getting on the buses, tracie strahan is out there talking about the water main break in jersey city and hoboken. bus routes 85, 87, and 126 are on detour because of those closures. otherwise buses look good. >> thanks very much. city comptroller scott stringer wants to warn those of you who rent cars this holiday week be aware of hidden charges. his office did a survey. they found almost all the rental companies tack on a convenience fee if you use their easy pass. it turns out those fees can triple the price of tolls. stringer wants state lawmakers to cap those fees. you think you might be getting the easy pass rate. >> absolutely. that changes everything. 5:56. coming up next, a life-saving mistake. how a misplaced craigslist ad is giving a new jersey woman a second chance. also at 6:00 a.m., good news for anybody traveling this holiday. why the road trip may cost less than it did last year.
now at 6:00, live pictures from hoboken where road closures and water worries continue following a major water main break. new this morning, france gained a major ally in their assault on isis as overnight raids round up more possible terrorist suspects. we'll also be talking about gas prices being lower. plus, a local mayor fires back following donald trump's outrageous claim about 9/11. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everyone. it's monday morning. it is november 23rd. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. let's check in with chris cimino. notable day today because we're starting it in the 30s. >> yeah, a lot of folks are going to step outside and say, wait a minute, and maybe get the heavier jacket or coat. temperatures in the 30s across
long island this morning. as you go away from the city, which is down to 35, it's 28 in newburgh, 27 in poughkeepsie. bridgewater now below freezing. monticello, you're in the upper 20s. with a breeze, it adds a little extra sting to those chilly numbers. at least it will be a bright and sunny day, but it doesn't warm up. forecasting a high of only 43 degrees. it's 6:00 a.m. let's see how the monday morning commute is rolling along so far. lauren? >> things are still rolling along nicely for the most part. we have the same problems out there that have been out there since about 4:30 this morning. we have this accident on 78 eastbound between exits 12 and 13 in the left lane. delays continue to build. head over to the service road if you can to avoid that. heading over to union, route 22 westbound still shut down just after michigan avenue because of an accident with a downed pole. they're still in the process of clearing that. we will have more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you. it is 6:00 a.m. right now the impact of a major water main break is still being feld felt in hoboken.
here are some live pictures from cho opper 4, where you can see water still in the streets a day later. "today in new york's" tracie strahan is in hoboken with an update on the repair work. quite a mess. >> reporter: the mop job is still necessary here on paterson avenue and observer highway, where we have moved to. we didn't have to go far, really, to find all of the water that remains from that break, even though pressure has been restored. now, beefed up patrol of about 20 hoboken officers will be guiding cars around destours cause -- detours caused by the water main break. water pressure has been restored, but you can see why many areas experienced issues over the weekend. officials are stemming us that a 16-inch water main break that brings water to both hoboken and the newport area of jersey city. the boil water advisories were put into effect. one does remain in hoboken this morning. it dealt a major blow to local businesses who also dealt with
flooding. >> water was almost up to the restaurant. football is crazy, so we missed out on a huge brunch this morning, which is devastating. >> reporter: well, to show you now the areas still shut down as a result of that water main break. observer highway is shut down west of henderson to newark. let's send you up now chopper 4 once again to show you all the water that's still everywhere, except for where it should be. again, that boil water advise ory remains in effect for hoboken. you can see over my shoulder that water remains in the street. everyone, darlene, is being advised to come in through the north end of hoboken to avoid all of the detours that are sure to cause a hiccup in the morning commute. back to you. >> all right, tracie strahan. thank you. right now police are searching for a robber targeting seniors in the bronx. we want to show you the newest picture of the man they're looking for. police believe they actually
know his name. 26-year-old gilrael ruperto robbed three women according to police, all in their 60s and 70s. in of the attacks, they say he sprayed liquid in the victims' faces and stole their purses. katherine creag will have a live report coming up in a half hour. police say a homeless man stumbled upon a stash of stolen military weapons in a trash bag at yankee stadium and turned them in. they were traced to army reservist james walker morales. the fbi says he broke into the armory in worcester, mass, last week and swiped 16 military rifles and other weapons. only three of them have been found so far. morales is in jail right now on long island, and he's awaiting extradition. today, closing arguments are scheduled in former new york state assembly speaker sheldon silver's federal corruption trial. that will happen in a manhattan courtroom. it's expected to take most of the day. silver once wealed lots of power
in albany, but prosecutors say he took nearly $4 million in kickbacks. the jury should get the case tomorrow. governor cuomo wants to dramatically increase the production of renewable energy in new york state by the year 2030. he wants at least half of the state's power to come from solar, wind, and hydroelectric generators. today's "times" reports the governor will call on the state public service commission to mandate that requirement. cuomo says it's part of his goal to reduce carbon emissions. it's 6:04 right now. time for weather and traffic on the 4s on this monday morning. we're complaining because it's feeling a little chilly, chris. >> imagine that on the end of november. we've been spoiled. that's for sure. we're in the mid-30s in the city. a lot of the suburbs at the freezing mark or below. it's a nice clear morning. chilly breeze around all day. lots of sunshine. that's with us all day too. temperatures only recover back to the low and mid-40s at best. most of the day with the breeze it'll feel more like the 30s. in the city right now, 35.
jackets and gloves needed, indeed, especially in the suburbs. not a big jump, even with all that sunshine today. a high of only 43. milder days ahead. we'll have that in a second. at 6:05, let's get the latest on the commute. >> thanks, chris. as far as the subways go, we have delays on uptown n trains. other subway lines doing fine. if you're getting on the buses, we have tracie strahan out there talking about the water main break in the hoboken, jersey city area. we have a few road closures, therefore a few bus detours. bus route 85, 87, and 126 on detour in that area. major commuter lines look good, running on or close to schedule. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. we'll have more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. >> thank you very much, lauren. new this morning, france is gaining new support nits war on isis. this comes as an intense manhunt continues in brussels. kerry barrett is following the overnight developments. >> good morning. brussels now in day three of this lockdown. their schools are closed.
transportation is suspended indefinitely. there were 19 raids yesterday and overnight in molenbeek. there were 16 people arrested. the city locked down, on high alert. there are also about 1,000 additional troops and security personnel that are patrolling not only in the city but across the country. they're hunting for at least one suspected extremist. this guy. this is salah abdeslam. he's been on the run since the paris attacks on the 13th. now, in paris, french president francois hollande and british prime minister david cameron met. cameron requesting parliamentary approval to join the u.s.-led air strikes in syria against isis. >> and later this week, i will set out in parliament a comprehensive strategy for tackling isil. i firmly support the action that president hollande has taken to strike isil in syria. and it's my firm conviction that britain should do so too.
nato has just adjusted their operations at their headquarters in northeastern brussels because of that heightened terror alert there. some of the staff members, we understand, have been asked to work from home. all external visits, those that are scheduled, have been canceled. darlene? >> kerry, thank you. and the "today" show is following all the overnight developments in the paris terror investigation. bill neely will have the late nest a live report from brussels at 7:00 a.m. as you walk to work this morning, you may notice there are more police on streets. the nypd on high alert as tourists begin to arrive for our holiday season. officers are patrolling areas like herald square as a show of force before the macy's thanksgiving day parade. yesterday, hundreds of emergency responders took part in a terror drill. police worked with the fire department, practicing their reaction to an active shooter on the subway. >> these exercises are vitally necessary, particularly in light of all that's going on in the world at this particular point in time.
this time, very well prepared and continually improving that preparedness. >> law enforcement stresses there's no specific threats against new york. yesterday's drill was actually planned before the paris attacks. presidential candidate donald trump is drawing criticism this morning for talking about an incident he claims happened on september 11th. >> and i watched in jersey city, new jersey, where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building was coming down. >> trump was speaking about the need to put syrian refugees into a government database. he also wants surveillance of mosques to prevent terror attacks. turns out the report of cheering on 9/11, that report was discredited years ago. now jersey city's mayor is infuriated. the mayor's statement says, quote, trump is plain wrong, and he's shamefully politicizing an emotionally charged issue. no one in jersey city cheered on
in this morning's cnbc money report, there is huge medical merger in the works. landon dowdy joins us with those details and more. landon, i'm amazed at the amount of money involved here. michael. pfizer is expected to announce today it's buying botox maker allergan. the deal also comes as the u.s. government unveils rules to curb so-called tax inversions. pfizer is based in new york. allergan in ireland. and drivers are paying less to fill up. the average gas price falling 11 cents in the past two weeks to $2.14 a gallon. the 5% decline comes as oil refiners, gas wholesalers, and retailers pass on lower crude prices to consumers. analysts say prices could continue to fall through december. new york city gas is averaging
in connecticut, it's $2.25. in new jersey, $1.95. this is never a bad thing if you're going to be traveling around thanksgiving. >> yeah, lower prices is certainly great news. all right, landon. thank you. it's 6:09 right now. coming up next, call it luck or divine intervention, how a misplaced craigslist ad may turn into a life-saving mistake for a new jersey woman. also ahead, weather and traffic on the 4s as we look at the george washington bridge. beautiful view there. look at that sunrise. i missed the sunset last night according to chris, but look at that beautiful sunrise.
the street following yesterday's major water main break. a boil water order is in effect and several major streets remain closed at this hour. police want you to be on alert for the robber targeting seniors in the bronx. police say 26-year-old gilrael ruperto robbed three women, all in their 60s and 70s. good news for those heading down the new jersey turnpike for their holiday road trips. today the grover cleveland service area plaza reopens in woodbridge, replacing a facility damaged by hurricane sandy. and today the thanksgiving day birds that will get president obama's annual pardon, they're going to head to washington, d.c. the turkeys are going to leave san francisco aboard the flight. they're talking about it. that flight now called turkey one. >> that's right. 6:14. turkey one will have their own secret service as well. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. >> the gobble three has landed. well, two happy turkeys. in the meantime for all of us
few isolated snow flurries well to the north and west. notice they die out. it's a clear sky for tonight. another cold one tomorrow. just a few high clouds in the mix. another day that will feature a fair amount of sunshine. temperatures tomorrow still below normal. some of the sting taken out of the chill. by wednesday, it gets a little better. by thanksgiving, it feels a lot better. meantime for today, only 43 in the city. same thing in garden city. east chester, 42. well up to the north, may not get out of the upper 30s. again, very chilly temperatures for most of us. 32 is the low in the city tonight. 31 should do it in white plains. 30 in newark. north and west, low to mid-20s. poughkeepsie poughkeepsie, yorktown at 27. 50 on wednesday. that's the big travel day. it's dry, bright, sunny. up and down the east coast looks good. same for thanksgiving day, but check out 60 degrees. the parade should start out in the upper 40s. there's a string of nice days leading right through thanksgiving.
at 63. showers saturday. that's about the only unsettled day. back to chilly weather on sunday. let's get back to lauren scala. any new issues on the commute? >> there are a few. it's getting busier on the roads. the map is changing colors here. we're going to head to the taconic, where southbound just after miller hill road there's a disabled vehicle there. then a little further south on the taconic in hawthorne, the on-ramp is closed by route 9a and route 100. another spot to keep in mind. heading over to the van wyck expressway, an accident out there southbound by the belt parkway. heading over to new jersey, we've had these problems for a while now. route 22 shut down westbound by michigan avenue. a downed pole there from an earlier accident. then heading over to 78 in the union township area, 78 eastbound out before exit 13 there's an accident in the left lane. head to the service road to get around this. delays are a little bit less heavy there. so very heavy on this roadway. alternate side of the street
parking rules from in effect. >> lauren, thank you very much. 6:17 now. this morning, new orleans police say they know who shot a tulane medical school student who tried to save a woman in trouble. peter gold tried to stop the man dragging a woman down the street friday night. they say the gunman shot gold in the stomach and tried to shoot him in the head. the gun jammed though. gold right now is recovering. the shooter is on the run. also in new orleans, a music video shoot led to a gun battle that injured 16 people. about 500 people were at a park in the ninth ward to reported a music visited yoe deo last night when two groups began shooting at each other. 16 were taken to the hospital. mayor mitch landrieu says police are not ruling out gang involvement. a mistake on craigslist may just save a new jersey woman's life. here's what happened. one man was looking for construction materials but accidently ended up in the wrong section of the site.
a woman looking for a kidney. he lost his wife to kidney failure four years ago, so he messaged the couple to offer his kidney, and it turns out he's a match. >> i really think that i was supposed to see that ad. i don't know if you want to call it an angel or karma or fate. everybody's got a different word for it. i didn't see it by accident. >> wow. the surgery is set to take place december 1st. a go fund me page was created to raise money for post-surgery care. after surgery is so exensive. how incredible they found each other. 6:19 now. still ahead, see what happens when a young boy gets a case of the hiccups as he's performing the national anthem. plus, we'll show you the big winners from last night's american music awards. don't forget, follow us on facebook, twitter, and instagram. michaelg4ny, darlene4ny. you're watching "today in new
welcome back. 6:23. it's 35 degrees out on this monday morning. a little chilly. well n football, the jets took on the texans in houston, where a late-game comeback fell short. with under five minutes to play in the fourth quarter, jets quarterback ryan fitzpatrick takes the ball himself into the end zone. ouch. he takes a big hit. the jets get within seven points, but after getting the
the jets lose to the texans 24-17. in minnesota, it was a small runner who provided the early highlights during a division rivalry game. >> this squirrel has been wreaking havoc all day. >> that was a squirrel that took over the packers/vikings game in the first quarter. ran around the field. field crew eventually chased it away. however, it did get its own slow-motion highlight. they ran the play action with the squirrel. fantastic. packers actually won that game 30-13. >> 70-yard touchdown for the squirrel. >> but then he got 15 yards because he spiked the ball. not supposed to do that. >> squirrels, they do have that attitude. maybe it was a new york city squirrel. >> he didn't care. >> exactly. >> heading outdoors this morning, big cold. not a big recovery. it will be a bright, sunny day. you'll need the shades. 43 the expected high. you'll need the coat throughout the e day and even the gloves in
some cases. tonight, colder yet in the city. 32 the overnight low. a lot of 20s in the suburbs. one more chilly day tomorrow, then we turn the corner just in time for wednesday the big travel day, and by thanksgiving, i think most folks will be happy. >> all right, chris. thank you. >> hey, lauren. >> we have a problem for our long island commuters. we'll look at the maps on the northern state parkway westbound by iu willets road. there's a five-car accident on the shoulder. things are slow-going getting into this area. it's also very slow going on the gowanus this morning. a live look at that. past the belt merge up through industry city, just a lot of taillights. just very congested. no reports of any problems in your way. i'll continue to keep a close eye on this. >> all right. thank you very much. it's 6:25. coming up next, a warning for women in the bronx. >> reporter: i'm katherine creag live on morris avenue and east 153rd street, where police are looking for a violent suspect. he's attacking and robbing
seniors and elderly woman. we'll show you what he looks like coming up. >> reporter: and wet streets remain here in hoboken after a weekend water main break. i'm tracie strahan live in hoboken with all you need to know to get around here. 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.
live pictures here at 6:30. part of hoboken still under water as a huge water main break causes big problems for the commute. a warning for women in the bronx. police name the man wanted for a series of disturbing attacks. plus, a chilly start to our day. tomorrow steam storm team 4 will tell us if we need to bundle up all week. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everybody. 6:30 a.m. on this monday, november 23rd. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm darlene rodriguez. chris cimino is standing by with those temperatures at 35. >> should i cover these? >> please do.
even worse. up to the north, it's even colder yet. 27 in stonykill this hour. you go toward the city, still above freezing at 35. across long island, same scenario. north and west, at or below freezing from trenton, bridgewater, mohr tis morristown, to sussex. it's a cold start. it'll be a cold middle and cold 42 at noontime. that's close to the high for the day of 43 degrees. we do have milder days ahead. we're going to talk about that in a little bit. let's find out about the commute right now from lauren. >> thanks, chris. good morning. let's talk about the trains. delays on uptown n trains because of signal problems. delays on downtown 2 and 5 trains because of a sick passenger. that will hopefully clear fast. we also just got word on the wassaic branch, 35-minute delays southbound because of mechanical problems. the lirr, nj transit, and path are doing just fine this morning. we have a bunch of issues on the roads. details coming up.
right now water main in hoboken. the break flooded the southwest portion of the city. live pictures here from chopper 4. they're over jersey avenue and harrison street. you can see the water still in the streets. this is a day later. "today in new york's" tracie strahan is on the ground in hoboken with an update on the repair work. tracie, where do they stand? >> reporter: well, michael, we really don't know because, as you see over my shoulder, we're still not out of the woods yet even though pressure has been restored. we're on observer highway near paterson avenue, just one of the places cars will have to try and get around as crews try to repair damage done by that water main break. chopper 4, as you mentioned, over the scene showing the streets still having issues this morning. it's the reason that hoboken's police department has beefed up their traffic enforcement by 20 officers today. according to suez, they're advising residents to boil their water in hoboken for at least a
minute. that's something that remains in effect this morning. this is a broken valve on a transmission line that affected water pressure in both hoboken and jersey city. now, it has been since repaired, but the office of emergency management in hudson county actually dispatched water tankers at some points to a handful of locations throughout the city to try and give residents fresh drinking water. >> you never know until you went without it. things like coffee. you can't make coffee without water. you know, doing dishes, things such as that nature. washing things, washing your hands. >> reporter: now, there are many detours as a result of this. harrison street is shut down from paterson to newark. and jackson street is closed from paterson to newark as well. again, that boil water advisory still in effect for hoboken. we just saw a woman actually wading through that water over
that's something a lot of people will be doing today. chopper 4 still over the scene showing the reason all of the water that's all in this area. again, the pressure has been restored, but they're still having issues this morning. back to you. >> all right, tracie. thank you very much. 6:32 right now. new this morning, british prime minister david cameron's calling on parliament to start carrying out air strikes on isis in syria. he made the announcement in paris. cameron and french president francois hollande paid a visit to the bataclan can oncert hall. meanwhile in belgium, brussels is on high alert as police arrested 16 people in overnight raids. the "today" show is following all these overnight developments. bill neely will have the latest in a live report from brussels ahead at 7:00 a.m. senator charles schumer working to keep weapons out of the hands of people who are on the u.s. terror watch list. now, right now there's no law to prohibit people who are on that
list from buying weapons. senator schumer is calling on his congressional colleagues to pass legislation to close that loophole as soon as possible. schumer says 2,000 people on the watch list have already purchased guns. in some cases, even exclose plosivesexplosives. >> our goal has to be to avoid any terrorists, lone wolves, or otherwise from getting a weapon, rather than making sure we shoot them after they've gotten their hands on one. >> police commissioner bill bratton also backing senator schumer. on nbc's "meet the press," he said congress needs to do something instead of just talking about doing something. 6:34, monday morning. time to check weather and traffic on the 4s. starting off with chris cimino. >> good morning. quite chilly out there. we have a cold air mass in place for at least the next couple days. get ready for that. we're starting out in the 20s. in and around the city, it's in the 30s. the chilly breeze that's out
there right now will be around all day. at least it's a bright-looking day. even with the sun, no better than low 40s. it will feel like the 30s most of the day because of the brisk wind. right now we're starting out at 35 in the city. jackets and dplov gloves certainly needed in a lot of the suburbs. we're featuring sunshine, as you can see on the day planner. it will be breezy. 42 at noon. forecasting a high of 43. seven-day outlook, including the holiday weekend, is coming up. here's lauren with the latest on the commute. >> thank you, chris. good morning. we just saw tracie strahan out there in the hoboken, jersey city area covering the water main break. let's get to the roads. we have an accident right now heading to queens on the throgs neck bridge. delays are building out there. on the whitestone, nice and green. that's the way to go. on the van wyck, an accident out
parking rules in effect today. >> thank you so much, lauren. right now police are asking for your help tracking down the man wanted for at least three attacks on older women in the bronx. "today in new york's" katherine creag is in the melrose section of the bronx with a picture police want you to see. kat? >> reporter: darlene, you said it. these are some vulnerable victims. they're women in their 60s. one of them is elderly and they're alone when attack and robbed. the latest attack happened where we are. there's the wanted poster of the suspect. he's 26 years old, gilrael ruperto. according to investigators, he's violently attacked and robbed at least three women in recent weeks. the victims range in age from 64 to 72. in one instance, ruperto stole a 72-year-old woman's purse last week. the victim was sprayed in the face with some kind of liquid and thrown to the ground during the robbery, according to investigators. the suspect is about 5 feet
tall, 125 pounds. news 4 investigates as learned the suspect has a criminal past. in fact, it was one year ago about this time he was arrested for another theft. back to you. >> katherine creag in the bronx. kat, thank you. police on long island are investigating the latest in a string of armed robberies. it happened last night at the pier 1 imports on jericho turnpike in huntington station. a gunman wearing a mask tied up the store's customers and employees, forced a worker to open the safe and cash register, then took off. police say there have been at least four similar robberies in suffolk since september. divers are resuming the search for a missing canoeist in new jersey. they'll be back in the water at white meadow lake in morris county later today. police say two men were paddling on the lake at 3:00 a.m. yesterday when their canoe capsized. one ma did make it to shore. the other disappeared. the search is now considered a recovery operation. and the search also continues for a small plane in westchester county.
crews found the back part of the plane and other debris in a reservoir in north salem this weekend. human remains were also reportedly discovered. the plane was heading to danbury when it apparently crashed last thursday. two people were believed to be on board. well, princeton university's president is now responding to students who want former u.s. president woodrow wilson's legacy wiped from the campus. students say they're disturbed by wilson's views on segregation segregation. in an e mags, the university president says, as a university, we have to be open to thoughtful re-examination of our own history. i believe it is appropriate to engage our community in careful exploration of this legacy. hundreds of religious books and several sacred scrolls were laid to rest in a solemn ce tremony in new jersey. the damaged prayer books, bibles, and torah scrolls were placed in ceramic pots and buried in the congregation ceremony as required by jewish law. they were destroyed in last
month's massive fire that gutted the historic synagogue in new brunswick. only one torah was saved from the flames. okay. 6:38 right now. still ahead, as your family heads into town for the holiday, we're going to tell you about a new consumer alert. it involves rental cars and easy passes. and coming up next, the show must go on. hear what happened when a young boy got a case of the hiccups during a big performance. and weather and traffic on the 4s coming up as we look at the hamilton bridge.
>> it shows a family at thanksgiving. they're arguing about everything, except when adele comes on. >> hello, we're talking about -- [ overlapping yelling ]. hello from the other side, i must have called a thousand times to tell you i'm sorry for everything that i've done but when i call you never -- >> okay, that's the funniest thing. later on in the show, the actual adele performed two songs from her new album "25," including "hello." you can head to nbcnewyork.com to see some of the highlights from the show. oh, my gosh. when the father gets up like that. >> if only that really happened, right? if a family is having a disagreement at the table, you could turn on a song. well, nothing was going to stop a young boy from singing before a baseball game in
not even a case of the hiccups. [ hiccupping ] >> sweet little voice. 7-year-old ethan hall kept right on singing friday night. even though his hiccups interrupted just about every line of the australian national anthem. the crowd didn't mind. he got a loud round of thunderous applause when he was done. i heard some of the players high fived him after. you know, it takes a huge amount of bravery to get up there in front of a stadium full of people and sing any national anthem. people tell me the national anthems of different countries, including our own, are very hard. >> and he did it right through the hiccups. that could have derailed an adult performer. >> we've seen grown people fall apart. >> chris, you did once during a weather update. >> forgot the words to the forecast. it was terrible. you guys ever have to deal with
that on the air, hiccups? >> no, not hiccups. not yet, i don't think so. >> it happened once. it's not a pleasant experiences. all right. meantime, dealing with chill out there this morning. temperatures down in the 20s and 30s. even in the city we're in the 30s. windchill making it feel colder than that. the sky is mostly clear. that's the good news. there's that tree getting ready to be lit on december 2nd. we have a temperature of 35 degrees right now in the city. michael, darlene, if you missed it, i have a couple pictures. there were many beautiful pictures. >> oh, wow. >> this is woodcliff lake. you can see the reflection on the lake. a nice combination. another picture here from seacliff beach, new york. look at this. the range in colors, the hues of pinks were beautiful last night. and again, we had a lot of pictures come our way. i hope a lot of folks had an opportunity to see some of that. i know darlene and michael, they have much more exciting lives. they were out there doing something else apparently. coldest day of the season yet today. great week for traveling. nice and quiet. no big storms to worry about. beautiful thanksgiving heading
our way. we shake the chill by then and hold on to the sunshine. 32 woodland park. a lot of folks just outside of the city at the freezing mark or below. parr sip 27 up in poughkeepsie. danbury at 33 degrees. the sky is clear. windchills makes it feel like the upper 20s in the city. seeing windchills closer to 20 in newburgh. feels like 17 in monticello. the temperature trend today, not a line that rises very much from the 35. we get to the low 40s this afternoon. between about 3:00, 2:00, that's where we hit the high of 43. it is a day that's filled with sunshine. but that chilly breeze will make it feel like the 30s most of the time. clear sky tonight. back down to freezing in the city. 20s in the suburbs. in some cases even the nearby suburbs. lots of sunshine tomorrow. we mix in a few high clouds. a little lighter wind. some of the sting taken out of the chill. wednesday right through thanksgiving and friday, dry weather expected up and down the
a little stormy in the plains. delays are likely if you're flying in that direction. the east coast, excellent weather. out to the west, a storm working its way into the intermountain area. cooler than normal but good for travel. for us, boy, it's a string of sun symbols. 43 and 47 today and tomorrow. 50 on wednesday is not bad. big travel day. it's dry. thanksgiving, up near 60. friday, 63 is where we peak. then showers on saturday and back to the 40s with some sunshine on sunday. okay. getting deeper into the commute. what are the issues out there, lauren? >> let's get right to them. we'll start with long island. we have an accident clearing on the westbound northern state parkway out by the iu willets road. now an unauthorized truck out there by brush hollow parkway. then to the van wyck, that accident still out there approaching the belt parkway. if you're heading to jfk, leave yourself some extra time this
morning. and let's talk about the fdr drive. another place where you'll need to leave yourself extra time. this is looking at the fdr drive from the queensboro bridge. you see all these headlights. there's an accident southbound by 63rd street that shuts down two lanes. either head to local streets or prepare for this. if you're headed to route 22 in union, an accident still out there with this downed pole in the westbound lanes. shuts it down by michigan avenue. quickly, let's talk about the subways. delays on downtown 6 trains. delays on uptown n trains. we also have up to 35-minute delays southbound on the wassaic branch this morning for metro north commuters. back to you. >> lauren, thank you. well, it is official. sofia vergara is now a married woman. sorry, michael. according to her facebook page, vergara married joe manganiello in palm beach, florida, yesterday. they've been together for about a year and a half. they got engaged in hawaii last december. the 43-year-old wore a custom gown for the ceremony. the newlywed shared photos of the lavish event.
she looked beautiful. >> all right. congratulations to them. well, the boy band one direction walked away with a big prize at the american music awards. >> and the american music award goes to one direction. >> jeremy renner there. the band beat out nicki minaj, taylor swift, and others for artist of the year. jennifer lopez hosted the amas. she said as a little girl growing up in the bronx, it was always her dream to host a music awards show. darlene, everyone says she just killed it with her opening number. >> she was dancing, and all the big hot songs. she had a little routine. >> nicki minaj was upset about something. we don't quite know what it was. >> that's just her face. don't worry. she's okay. it's 6:49. coming up next, a consumer alert. we'll tell you how a local rental car companies may be overcharging drivers. and follow us on facebook and twitter. michaelg4ny, darlene4ny. instagram as well.
a live look there at the queensboro bridge and the east river. looking very nice. all right. 6:53. we have a consumer alert for those of you who may be renting a car this holiday week. >> city comptroller scott stringer is warning watch out for one hidden and expensive fee. his survey finds nearly all the rental companies charge you extra if you use their easy pass. their fee, in fact, can triple the price of the tolls. so he says he wants state lawmakers to regulate those fees. lots of cash will change hands this holiday season. 39% of americans surveyed by bankrate.com say they will use cash to pay for most of their
holiday purchases. 31% prefer debit cards while only 22% plan on using credit cards. analysts say more shoppers may be planning to use cash in order to avoid spending more money than they actually have. >> right, which makes sense because people feel then there's no january surprise from the december spending. good stuff. >> hopefully calm that before it gets out of control. up next, we'll check in with clips, see chris, see if we'll get out of the 30s today. >> i hope so. you'fre watching "today in new york." this is more than just a town. this is our home. and small business saturday... is more than just a day. it' s our day... to shop small at the places we love... with the people we love. for stuff we can' t get anywhere else. and food that tastes like home. because the money we spend here... can help keep our town growing.
right now, the impact of a major water main break still being felt in hoboken. these are live pictures from chopper 4. chopper 4 is over jersey avenue and harrison street, where you can see water still in the streets a day later. >> quite a scene there. tracie strahan is on the ground. i know you're following the repair efforts. >> reporter: that's right. and water pressure has been restored for most of this area, but as you can see, crews still have a major issue on their hand when it comes to cleanup. all of this the result of a weekend water main break that affected not just hoboken but parts of jersey city as well. officials say a 16-inch water main broke. it brought water to both areas. boil watered advisory ies were put into effect. they remain here in hoboken. as a result of all the flooding, there are several streets that will be detoured. hoboken's police department actually beefed up their traffic patrols as a result.
michael and rlene, they're telling people to enter this area through the north end of the city. back to you. >> all right. thank you very much, tracie. now to katherine creag in the melrose section of the bronx, where the search is on for a robber attacking older women. kat? >> reporter: and darlene and michael, investigators certainly want to get this photo out there. it is of a suspect who has been violate violently attacking older women. they're seniors and also one elderly woman. the suspect is a 26-year-old. his name is gilrael ruperto. he's attacked at least three women in recent weeks. the victims range in age from 64 to 72. in one instance, ruperto stole the purse of a 72-year-old woman but not only that, he also threw a liquid on her face. he threw her to the ground. she was injured. again, police looking for him here in the bronx. back to you, darlene and michael. >> kat, thanks so much. suffolk county police are investigating a string of armed robberies. the latest happening last night at the pier 1 imports on jericho turnpike in huntington station. investigators say a masked
gunman tied up the store's customers and the employees, forced a worker to open the safe and cash register. police say there have been at least four similar robberies taking place in september. all right. one more check of traffic. lauren? >> a couple of problems on the roads for new jersey commuters. this accident just came in on 287 heading northbound out after exit 2, route 27. that's in the left lane. you can see delays building here. on route 22, all lanes still shut down westbound by michigan avenue with this accident with the downed pole. certainly avoid this. this will also cause delays and detours on buses in this area. if you're headed over to the fdr drive, southbound there's an accident that blocks two lanes by 63rd street. northbound also a lane blocked. leave yourself plenty of extra time. >> all right. thank you very much, lauren. chris? >> a little smoother on the weather scene, but it's cold this morning. starting out in the 20s in the suburbs, 30s in the city. down to 35. only back to 43 this afternoon despite a full day of sunshine. that wind is going to make it feel like the 30s most of the day. 32, that's the low in the city tonight.