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they're working on another water main break in hoboken. what you need to know. plus, right now president obama is in paris paying tribute to victims of the attack there and being greeted by angry protesters demanding action. also ahead, a warning from the fbi. a threat that shut down a university. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everybody. 5:00 a.m. on this monday. it's november 30th. good morning. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm darlene rodriguez. chris is off this morning. raphael miranda is here with the forecast. >> good morning, guys. monday morning, we're feeling that chill. windchills are down over the last half hour. you can see right now it feels like 20s and even teens north and west of town. you need to grab those layers as you're heading out the door. feels like 17 in monticello. feels like 19 in newburgh. 23 is what it feels like in danbury. that chill sticks around all day long today. grab a coat right now. you'll need it throughout the
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day. temperatures rebounding only back to the mid-40s this afternoon. more cloudiness towards the end of the day. then we're getting ready for rain. right now lauren scala is here with a look at your commute. >> good morning. so far, so good on the roads. we'll show you a live look at the grand central parkway by laguardia airport. things are free and clear here. heading over to the alexander hamilton bridge, same story out there on the cross bronx expressway. major deegan also moving along nicely beneath it there. we'll have more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> thanks very much. right now it is de ja vu in new jersey. crews on the scene of another water main break in hoboken. this one is on monroe street, between 1st and 2nd. not far from the big one last week that caused all the problems. we want to get you to kat creag. there they are again having to work on these things. >> reporter: they certainly are, michael. as you said, it's sounding like
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another water main break, the second one in two weeks. it has shut down yet another street here in hoboken. as you mentioned, this is monroe street. it is between 1st and 2nd avenues. from what we've learned from water utility workers, there are residents in this immediate area who are either experiencing no water, little water pressure, or both. the water main break happened before 4:00 this morning. it is a short distance from where the other water main break happened last week. it is less than a half mile away. the utility company just had a press conference yesterday. suez water had announced crews completed repairs on the 36-inch water main that shut down part of hoboken when it burst last week. this was just yesterday. the utility said residents may still have some water discoloration when they turn the water back on and flush the system. that is again from the original water main break. now suez water utility dealing
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with yet another water main break on monroe street. it is affecting this immediate area. residents are either experiencing no water or little water pressure. back to you. >> kat, they're going to have to do it all over again. thanks so much. new this morning, the u.s. warning americans of an imminent attack in afghanistan's capital of kabul. u.s. embassy in kabul says this attack could happen in the next 48 hours. at this point, no public details of the possible target or the type of attack. this afternoon, the man accused of shooting 12 people inside a colorado springs planned parenthood clinic will face a judge. police say robert lewis dear surrendered after a shooting spree and standoff friday. three people were killed, including police officer garrett swasey. also killed a mother of two and a father of two. dear is currently being held without bond.
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and classes at the university of chicago are canceled today, following an online threat against the school. yesterday the fbi told the university about an online threat of gun violence in the campus quad. there will also been increased security in the area today. the university says the closing is a precaution. the fbi is investigating. happening now, pope francis spending his last day in africa by making a call for peace in the besieged central african republic. the pope visited a mosque in one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in that nation's capital this morning. he posted a tweet afterwards. it read, christians and muslims are brothers and sisters and we must act as such. over the last two years, more than 6,000 people have been killed in sectarian violence in that city. it's 5:04 right now, monday morning. time for a check of weather and traffic on the 4s. raphael miranda in for chris on a chilly monday. >> that's right. good morning. cold this morning but it's not going to last too long. tomorrow we're back into the 50s, but then we have some rain. we have that cold start today.
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windchills in the teens and 20s around much of the region. stays chilly through the afternoon, but it's dry for today. we have some rain moving in overnight tonight and lasting through the next couple days. here's a live look at storm tracker. mostly clear skies in the hudson valley valley. expecting lots of sunshine. you may need the shades for your morning commute. 46 is your high. definitely want to have that jacket handy throughout the day today. it's chilly. watching those clouds build into the afternoon. we're tracking a rain chance tonight and tomorrow and even beyond. we'll look at that in the seven-day forecast in just a few. right now lauren scala is here with your commuter. >> good morning, everyone. we have one closure out there on the roads. this is in rockland county, route 45, north main street. it's shut down in both directions by east williams avenue. you can take local streets to get around this. heading to the buses, no detours today. we have the new q-44 select bus service in place. this started yesterday. this links jamaica, flushing, and the bronx together. that's great news. 44,000 people are expected to use it. as far as the rails go,
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everything looks good. subways, major commuter lines. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. more weather and traffic coming up. >> lauren, thank you very much. happening today, a family moving to new jersey will be thrust into a national debate. they're refugees from syria. they'll be settling in paterson, new jersey. "today in new york's" tracie strahan is there. controversial because of remarks governor christie made about admitting syrian refugees into new jersey. >> reporter: exactly, michael. he once said he wouldn't allow a 5-year-old syrian or fon phan to settle in new jersey. today, a family of seven will do so. this is all happening thanks tos a resolution adopted by the passaic county freeholders last week. this, despite governor christie writing a letter to the president, advising him that he would tell state agencies not to help the federal government relocate syrian refugees. the governor called for increased u.s. security in the aftermath of the terror attacks in paris. local lawmakers, however, say
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the governor's views don't reflect the rest of the state. >> what we are seeing is that new jersey residents across the state, whether they're in passaic county, in southern jersey, or northern jersey, disagree with the governor on this decision. religious profiling was unconstitutional before the paris attacks, and it's unconstitutional after the paris attacks. that's what the people of new jersey are saying. >> reporter: more than 7 million syrians have been displaced by the civil war there. the federal government here will pay an estimated $1900 per refugee to cover expenses, but only during the first three months. michael, president obama has said he will accept 10,000 syrian refugees in the u.s. per year. the cost afterwards will be footed by local private agencies. this one is being helped by a local church here. >> tracie, thank you very much. today an officer goes on trial, the first to face a judge
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in connection with the death of freddie gray. the baltimore man whose death and custody sparked widespread protests. kerry barrett is in the newsroom with more. >> good morning. jury selection begins today. william porter is charged with manslaughter and misconduct. he's pleaded not guilty. he is, as you mentioned, the first of these six baltimore police officers going on trial for charges related to the death of 25-year-old freddie gray. his trial could really serve as a bell weather to attorneys on either side of this case. gray, of course, the 25-year-old black man who died of apparent spinal injuries about a week after an arrest on a minor charge by baltimore police officers. porter was involved in gray's arrest after he had already been transported part of the way to the police station in a police van. prosecutors say that gray told porter twice that he needed a medic, but they never called one. the proceedings here could highlight tensions between black communities and law enforcement in a city that has worked very hard to rebuild after unrest
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earlier this year. >> clearly, it's an emotionally charged climate to try this case in right now, given what's happened both locally and nationally. >> of course, he's speaking about the protests that were sparked locally and nationally against police brutality. the jurors in this case will not be sequestered. but they will be anonymous. porter, a 25-year-old african-american man, has been with the baltimore police department since 2012. back in september, the baltimore city board voted unanimously to approve a nearly $6.5 million wrongful death settlement for the family of freddie gray. a lot more on this to come, darlene. >> thank you so much, kerry. 5:09 now. happening today, jurors will reconvene at the corruption trial of former new york state assembly speaker sheldon silver. one juror has already asked to be excused, claiming to be stressed out by the case, but the judge so far has denied that request.
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there are some things you need to know before you hop online to snatch up those cyber monday deals. online security experts say you should take some steps to protect yourself. first, use a separate credit card for online shopping. that way if hackers get your information, the rest of your credit line and bank accounts are safe. also, pay close attention to your statements, in case there are any unusual microcharges. mean while, amazon is revealing the latest prototype of the drones it will deploy as part of its prime air service. amazon says the drones weigh 55 pounds and can carry packages weighing up to five pounds. the unmanned aerial devices will deliver packages in less than 30 minutes. no word on when amazon will begin its prime air service. i can't wait to see my dog's reaction when a drone attempts to fly over my home. 5:10 now. ahead, the new request from the boston ma ro rathon bomber.
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it's 5:13. here are four things to know this morning. right now crews are on the scene of a new water main break in hoboken. this one happening just hours after they finally finished up repairs on last week's significant break. "today in new york's" katherine creag is there. she will have an update ahead in 15 minutes. today, city health officials will gather in times square on the eve of an historic rule taking effect tomorrow. all new york city chains will have to warn of dishes with high salt content. today is cyber monday.
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there 4.5 billion on black friday and thanksgiving. and fresh off their world series appearance, the mets will start selling single-game tickets for next year. if you're looking for a gift more a mets man, like maybe chris cimino, you could get him a single-game ticket to the mets. >> just one ticket. he's got to go alone. we're really cheap. >> hey, raphy. >> hey, guys. you're really nice. >> we'll get you u.s. open tickets. >> i'll share with anyone. i won't go by myself. taking a look at storm tracker, dry but chilly conditions on this monday. you can see some clouds off to the south. a warm front will be moving through as we head throughout the day. it's dry for now. this is the rain that's moving in tonight and tomorrow with that warm front. we have a couple of unsettled days ahead. this is the last dry day. we have this to deal with. right now temperatures in the 30s just above freezing in
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places like jersey city. it's 34 degrees. 35 in staten island. 34 in city island. 36 for you in sheepshead bay. temperatures in the 20s north and west of town. cold spots like poughkeepsie with 22. 27 for you in morristown. we have windchills in the teens. you need some layers. feels like 17 degrees at this hour in the hudson valley in monticello. let's jump ahead to the weekend. looks like a fantastic stretch of weather once we get there. first. saturday, sunday, a high of 50. nice and comfortable. let's take a look at future tracker. this is 1:00 today. clouds begin to roll in. the sun fades throughout the day today. this is your evening commute, 7:00 p.m. still dry. watch as the rain moves in. this is 4:00 a.m., heading into your tuesday morning commute. light showers breaking out.
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drizzle developing well north and west of town. quickly changing over to rain. we are keeping those showers around for your tuesday morning. it's pretty light stuff. you can see not a whole lot of heavy rain here around 1:00 p.m. you definitely want to have the umbrellas by tomorrow evening's commute. the rain continues as a cold front approaches on wednesday. wednesday afternoon, still soggy. hopefully dry by the tree lighting wednesday night, but there is still some rain hanging around on future tracker. could be a little soggy for all the revelers out there for the tree lighting. 46 for your high for today. chilly and dry. not as cold tonight. down to 43. not nearly as chilly. we do see those light showers moving in from west to east. seven-day forecast shows it does warm up when the rain arrives. 52 for your high for tomorrow. on-and-off showers. umbrellas still needed wednesday. dry and breezy thursday with a high of 50. let's get a check of a that commute. any busier?
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things are still moving along nicely. a live look at the belt parkway. still pretty quiet out there. smooth sailing. no construction getting in your way. heading to the george washington bridge, similar picture here. no delays inbound or outbound at your hudson river crossings. heading to staten island, here's the staten island expressway by victory boulevard. things doing just fine here. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect today. we'll have more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> thanks so much, lauren. right now president obama is in paris. world leaders are gathering there for a climate summit. hundreds of thousands of protesters are in the city as well. nbc's tracie potts is in washington with what is expected. >> reporter: hi, darlene. first of all, we've already seen the president with china's president talking about leading ing
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on global climate change. we've seen strong emotion on both sides spilling over into the streets. organizers say more than 700,000 people protested globally over the weekend but not in paris, a city still on edge. >> what we're seeing here is an outpouring of the termination from parisians to be heard, nonetheless. >> reporter: amid silent protests and clashes with police, nearly 150 world leaders are arriving in paris this morning. president obama is hoping to convince them to cut greenhouse emissions. he calls it a global threat. >> what a powerful rebuke to the terrorists it will be when the world stands as one and shows we will not be deterred from building a better future for our children. >> reporter: he'll likely face tough opposition back home. >> president obama is delusional about this. he's delusional about the threat, which apparently is why he won't do anything about it. >> i hope while he's talking about climate change in paris he's also talking about how can
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the nato forces and the u.s. coalition forces and possibly the russians work to defeat and destroy isis. >> reporter: potential sticking points include whether big countries like france and the u.s. have a greater responsibility. dealing with oil-rich countries like saudi arabia. and who helps developing countries clear the air. >> tracie potts in washington. tracie, thank you. 5:20 now. lawyers for the man convicted of the boston marathon bombings will be back in court tomorrow. they're going to seek a new trial for dzhokhar tsarnaev in a location other than boston. his lawyers had previously argued a local jury could not be objective. tsarnaev was sentenced to death earlier this year. two film students caused a
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police say they stood on an overpass overlooking the busy 101 freeway during rush hour wearing military fatigues, gas masks, and carrying these replica assault rifles. authorities say at least ten drivers called to report the men. the road was shut down as police closed in on them. the students said they were filming a school project. they were arrested on suspicion of causing a false emergency. i think everyone would know at that age, they obviously should know better and know they were going to cause exactly that. they're lucky they didn't get shot, quite frankly. >> the s.w.a.t. team could have responded and not taken any chances. okay. 5:21 right now. ahead, the rising cost of the traditional 12 days of christmas. and an unusual rescue for some members of the nypd. how they came to the aid of a hawk in distress.
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5:24 right now. two nypd officers swooped in to rescue a hawk from the east river. the harbor unit officers spotted it right near the brooklyn bridge. they say the hawk hung out for a few minutes. it finally took off towards battery park. that's officer christopher kessinger with the hawk on his arm. >> he's not quite sure though, right. he's like, okay, this is cool, as long as you behave. we're all good. >> the talons, right.
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special leather glove. >> lauren is a falconry expert. this year it will only cost a little more to be buy all the gifts from the song "12 days of christmas." >> the total cost is over $34,000. that's up less than a percent from last year. most expensive item on the list, seven swans a swimming. that'll cost you $13,000. but it's cyber monday. you might be able to get some of these things online. >> it's the nine ladies dancing that kills you every time. >> how much do they cost? good question, darlene. >> a pretty penny. >> wow, okay. so it's been very warm this month so far. changing the subject quickly. getting out of trouble here. i do want to talk about november because it's been so warm. we're in the running for the warmest november on record in central park. it's going to to be a photo finish. the last warmest november we had
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tonight is going to be cold. we're going to see if we get to number two on the list. i think unfortunately we're not going to hit the warmest november on record because it's so cold right now. that disappoints me greatly. 46 for your high for today. chilly and dry, sunshine this morning. temperatures only into the 40s in lake caramel. we have some rain arriving overnight tonight. showers but not as cold. temperatures in the 40s and 30s north and west of town. some light rain out there by tomorrow morning. the heaviest rain tomorrow evening, during your evening commute. i'll keep an eye on that warmest november. it's not going to happen, i don't think. very bummed out about it. >> still a pretty good month. >> silver medal. >> that's good enough. >> monday morning commute, lauren. >> moving along pretty nicely. one problem on the roads in rockland county. north main street on route 45 is shut down in both directions at east williams avenue with an accident there. you can take local streets to get around it.
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if you're getting on the trains, so far, so good. all running without delays or service changes. so a very nice cyber monday morning commute so far. >> even though you could stay home and do cyber monday. >> maybe that's what people are doing. 5:26. still ahead, new information on the local man who hopped the white house fence. what his attorney says the man was trying to do. plus, police are searching for a prolific arsonist who set dozens of fires at one home. >> reporter: and i'm katherine creag live in hoboken where residents are dealing with yet another water main break. this one happened hours after a broken water main was fixed. we'll show you where utility workers are making repairs this early morning, 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.
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right now, a replay of problems in hoboken. a new water main break in hoboken is causing problems this morning. and then pass the salt. what you need to know this morning about the landmark ruling that's about to take effect in new york city. and new this morning, a driver charged after a bus filled with students flips over. "today in new york" starts right
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good morning, everyone. it's monday morning. it is november 30th. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. chris has the morning off, but storm team 4's raphael miranda is here with the forecast. we got spoiled last week. not this week. >> i know. really, all month of november it's been so warm. not today. get ready for a wintry feel out there. we have windchills in the 20s and teens north and west of town. this is what it feels like right now as you're stepping outside. feels like 19 in newburgh. windchills in the 20s across westchester county and long island. grab a coat right now. you'll need it throughout the day. a high of only 46 degrees. sunshine fades behind clouds into the afternoon. then the rain comes. we'll look at the unsettled week ahead. right now, lauren is here with a look at your commute. >> good morning, everyone. so far, so good on the roads. we're going to take a live look outside at the george washington -- excuse me, the cross bronx expressway. things moving along nicely here
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in both directions. no construction getting in your way this morning. then heading over for a live look at the brooklyn bridge. no construction out there. you can see cars moving on the manhattan-bound side of the span. no delays on the bqe for a change. enjoy that for now. we will have more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. right now people in hoboken are waking up once again to water problems. crews are at the scene of another water main break in hoboken hoboken. this one is on monroe street between 1st and 2nd streets. it's not far from the big one last week. katherine creag is there in hoboken. this is a different water main break. the last one broke, they fixed it. now there's another one out. >> reporter: indeed, michael. the second one in two weeks. this is only a half mile away, or less than a half mile away from where the other one took place. we've seen workers here trying to remedy the situation. you see these puddles of water, these pools of water coming from that water main break that's happening here on monroe street.
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from what we've learned from water utility workers, there are residents who are either experiencing no water, little water pressure, or both. this has shut down another street in hoboken. this water main break on monroe street. it's less than a half mile from the water main break that happened last week. the one that took place last week, it affected the holidays. it lasted through thanksgiving. the utility company, in fact, just had a press conference yesterday. suez water, the utility company, said crews had completed repairs on the 36-inch water main that shut down part of hoboken when it burst last week. the utility said residents may still be experiencing some water discoloration when they turn the water back on and flush the system. as for the water main break that's affecting this immediate area of monroe street, we are waiting to hear from the mayor. we put in calls to her office. you know she was frustrated as residents were frustrated at how many residents were affected by that water main break from last week.
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through the thanksgiving holidays and over the weekend as well. back to you. >> kat, thank you very much. good luck to them getting everything back there as quick as possible. a connecticut man is due in court today for jumping the white house fence on thanksgiving day. the lawyer for 23-year-old joseph caputo says he was trying to deliver a message and jumping the white house fence was an act of civil disobedience. he was ordered to undergo a psychiatric revaluation. his lawyer says he's not suicidal. today, city health officials will get together in times square on the eve of an historic ruling that will take effect starting tomorrow. all chain restaurants in new york city will have to add special labels to menus. you'll see this. it warns of dishes packed with salt. according to the health department, the label will appear on about 10% of the menu items at different chains. the rule does technically take effect tomorrow. the city will not collect fines for chains that don't change their menu until march. they'll have a couple months to put those changes into effect.
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>> something tell mess we'll be very surprised when we see how much sodium is in some of the foods we eat that we love. >> absolutely. >> 5:34. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. >> good morning, guys. a little taste of winter out there on this monday. hope you had a great weekend, recovering from turkey day still. take a look at your weather headlines. we're cold outside. temperatures in the 20s, windchills in the teens. quite a change over what we saw this past weekend. chilly and dry through the afternoon. rain arrives overnight tonight. that's the beginning of an unsettled pattern. here's a live look at storm tracker. mostly clear skies in the hudson valley. nice quiet start in fairfield county. lots of clouds off to the south. that's a warm front that's going to be moving through. lots of sunshine early on. 46 for your high for today. chilly and dry for one more day. then the rain arrives. it's going to stick around for a couple of days. we'll talk about the timing of the rain coming up in your full forecast. right now, lauren scala is here with a look at your commute. >> good morning, everyone. no bus detours out there this morning. the new q-44 select bus service
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is in place for today. that will help people get from jamaica to flushing to the bronx. that's great. we do have a problem out there in queens. we're going to take a live look at the l.i.e. by the grand central parkway, where there's a disabled vehicle in the center lane. you can see there's a bit of a slowdown as people are trying to get around it. that is closer to the left-hand side of your screen. we'll continue to keep a close eye on this. otherwise, getting on the trains, they're all in good shape. you do need to move your car today. we'll have more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. >> thank you, lauren. 5:36 now. new this morning, a bus driver charged with reckless driving in a crash that injured dozens of college students from virginia. police say thomas chidester lost control on a curve, caused that bus to overturn last night. 34 of the 50 students on board were hurt. the bus was bringing students back to radford, uva, and virginia tech following the thanksgiving holiday break. this morning we're hearing
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recent rutgers graduate killed in a three-car pileup. police say ravi naik hit a pickup truck pulled over. when he got out of the car to inspect the damage, an out of control van crashed into naik and the truck. his family is heartsick and stunned. >> lovely relationship with everybody. >> the only thing we can ask is of all people, why him? you know, of all people. he's the heart and soul of this family. >> two passengers in the van were killed. 11 other passengers were injured. ravi naik's aunt snapped photos of the scene, not knowing her nephew had been part of the accident. plus are still investigating. no charges have been filed. and happening today, a family of syrian refugees arrives in new jersey, their new home. "today in new york's" tracie strahan is in paterson with more. >> reporter: darlene, good morning to you. this is happening today, but
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now, following the attacks in paris, governor christie said he didn't safely trust the obama administration to vet people coming into the united states, so he wouldn't let people in. today, however, a family of seven will relocate to paterson. this all comes thanks to a resolution that was passed by freeholders here in passaic county just last week. despite the governor writing a letter to the obama administration, advising him he would tell state agencies not to help federal government relocate syrian ref yaw ugees. the freeholders say they'll work to provide shelter and sustenance to the refugees. >> the world right now is facing the largest refugee crisis since world war ii. this is where our values are put to a test. what the united states stands
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fleeing violence and fleeing persecution. governor christie's fear mongering blames refugees for the very terrorism and violence that they are fleeing. >> reporter: that resolution adopted by the passaic county freeholders says refugees are subject to the highest level of security checks of any category of traveler coming into the united states. already, 7 million syrians have been displaced by that civil war. darlene, president obama said he would allow 10,000 syrians a year to come into the united states. back to you. >> tracie strahan in paterson, thank you. 5:39 now. police chased down a man with a machete in a queens neighborhood. we're told it all started when 25-year-old cloyd clark flagged down a cab in ozone park. police say he stole money and a tablet from the driver after being told he couldn't sit in the front seat. clark then allegedly tried to steal from a second cabbie. the driver called the cops.
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house and came out swinging a machete. >> we have children here. children go to school early morning. some of them walk by themselves. so it's a concern. >> police did show up just in time. they tackled clark to the ground and arrested him. police are looking for the man who set fire to dozens of religious flags in queens. cameras actually allegedly caught him in the act. surveillance video showing this man entering the victim's front yard on thanksgiving day, starting that fire, then taking off. police say 40 hindu flags were burned. there's a big shake-up in the sports department at rutgers university. on sunday, the school announced it fired football coach kyle flood without cause. however, the school's president says several off-the-field issues also led to the leadership change. the school also fired athletic director julie herman. she was replaced by pat hobbs, a former seton hall athletic director. 5:40 now. ahead, an all-time great athlete
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he says he just can't do it anymore. plus, just as mark zuckerberg prepares to become a father, a big change for facebook employees. and weather and traffic on the 4s coming up as we look at the tappan zee bridge.
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welcome back. 5:43. a cold 35 degrees out on this monday morning. well, facebook is expanding its parental leave policy. starting january 1st, all facebook employees worldwide will be allowed to take four months of paid parental leave. the new policy aims to help new fathers and employees in same-sex marriages outside the u.s. the change comes less than a week after facebook ceo mark zuckerberg announced he will take two months' leave when his first child is born next year. as a country, we're very behind with our federal policies, but there are a lot of companies like facebook that are really taking steps forward to move into the current day. >> this century. 5:44 right now. time for a check of weather and traffic on the 4s. raphael, you have the view of the plaza. just thinking, what, about 48 hours from now, that plaza will be super crowded as we get ready to light the christmas tree.
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>> oh, no. >> i know. there is rain. got to get you ready now so you know what to bring. we are tracking rain in the forecast over the next couple days. not today though. still dry for one more day. it's breezy as well. you can see the flags really waving out there. that's a cold wind out of the north. that's what we have to contend with this morning. you want to protect yourself from the cold with some layers, hats, gloves, and scarves. highly recommended, especially if you're deep in the hudson valley. there goes a pigeon. also escaping the cold. 35 degrees right now in midtown. there's a look at storm tracker. mostly clear skies from new york city norts. we're going to see lots of sunshine this morning. some clouds off to the south. there's a warm front that's going to slide on in as we head throughout the day from the south and west and moves into our region tonight into tomorrow. that's when things turn a little soggy and unfortunately that may last into wednesday. coldest spots, hudson valley. 22 in stoneey kill. these are actual temperatures. 30 in kingston.
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most folks below freezing. 24 in hopewell junction. 21 in monticello. when you factor in the wind, it feels like 14. teens in the hudson valley. we have windchills generally in the 20s in many suburbs. that's what you need to dress for as you're heading out the door. future tracker shows around 1:00, lunchtime, it's still dry. the clouds begin to roll in. sunshine kind of fades away, does a little disappearing act throughout the afternoon. your evening commute, 7:00 tonight, is also dry. we're getting you home nice and dry. tomorrow morning as you're heading out to work, 3:00, 4:00 a.m., maybe an early commute for you, you have some showers moving in south and west of town. maybe a couple of patches of freezing drizzle, which you do need to be careful of. that will quickly change over to plain old rain. it's light showers, hit or miss by tomorrow morning, through the day tomorrow. not until the evening do we see the steadier showers moving through. tomorrow is an umbrella day for sure. unfortunately, that rain kind of sticks around and lingers through wednesday. i'm going to stop it during the tree lighting here. there is still rain around. will it clear the region by
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then? maybe. right now we want to keep in mind there could be some rain for all the festivities wednesday night. seven-day forecast shows it does get milder as it gets unsettled. that's the good news. not dealing with any snow. 52 for the high tomorrow. 56 on wednesday with those showers. drying out and cooling off on thursday. breezy with a high in the low 50s. let's get another check of the commute. lauren scala has a look at that. >> good morning, everyone. things still moving along nicely for the most part. we still have the same issues we had earlier. rockland county, route 45, north main street still shut down by north williams avenue. led heading over to queens on the l.i.e. at the grand central parkway, a disabled vehicle blocking the center lane. there's a van out there in the center lane that's just not moving. delays are starting to build. leave yourself some extra time if you're headed that way. we'll head over to the holland
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no major delays into your hudson river crossings. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. we'll have your next weather and traffic update on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you. it's 5:47 right now. a long island woman who survived a car crash died after going back to grab her belongings. police say she climbed out of this overturned car and walked safely to the shoulder sunday morning, but she was hit and killed bid a passing vehicle when she went back minutes later to grab items from her car. it happened on the southern state parkway near exit 36 in babylon. her cousin, who did not want to be on cam rarks says the family is devastated. >> she was a very loving mother. she was very adventurous. she liked to go in the woods and go on walks. she was -- she definitely had a great personality. very kind. >> as police secured the scene, another vehicle slammed into a state police car. that trooper inside was okay. 5:48 now. donald trump's campaign
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conference with black clergy members. the campaign planned to announce an endorsement by 100 african-american pastors. the event is now going to be a closed-door meeting after several of those clergy members announced they do not intend to endorse the republican hopeful. nbc's chuck today interviewed the presidential candidate on "meet the press" sunday. in a heated phone interview, trump was challenged on his claim that thousands of muslims in new jersey celebrated during the 9/11 attacks. >> this didn't happen in new jersey. there were plenty of reports. and you're feeding a stereo type. >> chuck, it did happen in new jersey. i have hundreds of people that agree with me. >> you're running for president of the united states. your words matter. truthfulness matters. fact-based stuff matters. >> chuck, take it easy. just play cool. >> trump also maintains he does not know the journalist whose disability he appeared to mock during a speech. recent polls showing competitor ted cruz just points behind
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trump in iowa. a key paper in new hampshire "the manchester union leader" endorsed governor chris christie. happening today, long island railroad commuters in islip will talk about their new parking costs. a public hearing is set for 7:00 p.m. at the bay shore bright waters public library. in january, residents will pay $90 a year for parking. among the topics at tonight's meeting, preventing people who use the fire island ferry from parking at spots reserved for lirr commuters. in the nba, the los angeles lakers are going to mark the end of another era. this time it's kobe bryant who's retiring. he broke the news in a poem on derek jeter's website, the players tribune. kobe writes, this season is all i have left to give, my heart can take the pounding, my mind can handle the grind, but my body knows it's time to say good-bye. >> finally i just had to just accept the fact that i don't
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know, i'm okay with that. once i accepted that, then it became time to just let everybody know. >> what a career. 17 times as an all-star, 5 nba championships, 20 years with the l.a. lakers. on top of that, two olympic gold medals. the new england patriots will not go undefeated this year. they were in denver taking on the broncos. the game went into overtime. after tom brady and company went three and out, denver's c.j. anderson broke off a 48-yard run. the broncos won 30-24. patriots' tight end rob gronkowski was injured late in the game, but it's not expected to be a serious injury. meanwhile, the jets hosted the dolphins. in the fourth quarter, the jets already had a commanding lead when chris ivory made the play of the day. he ran through everyone for a 31-yard touchdown. the jets win it 38-20. and a disappointing game for the giants.
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eli manning threw three interceptions against washington. odel beckham jr. made a spectacular catch to get the giants within six. but their comeback fell short. giants lose 20-14. they face the jets next week at metlife stadium. all right. 5:52 now. the baby foe photos that have already been viewed by millions of people. plus, a palace protest. how two men slipped past security to scale one of the most famous buildings in the world. don't forget to follow us on twitter and facebook. michaelg4ny, darlene4ny. you're watching "today in new york." that sound. like nails on a chalkboard. but listen to this: (family talking) that's a different kind of sound. the sound of the weekend. unleash the power of dough. give it a pop. it's always worth
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welcome back. 5:55. it's monday morning. everyone had thanksgiving. i hope it was great. right, families and lots of eating and food. >> lots of eating. >> three kids handed me their christmas list when i was at the mall. >> please, michael. >> they asked where mrs. clause was. >> you ate well. >> salad today. >> and it feels like the holidays out there with this cold weather. gets us into the mood to be in the holiday spirit. it'll be chilly today.
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dry for one last day. temperatures stuck in the 40s. 44 for your high in lake caramel. 49 down in asbury park. overnight tonight, not as chilly, but showers arrive after midnight midnight. temperatures in the 40s and 30s. this cold is a one-day thing. then we have showers. >> all right, thanks. what's going on, lauren? >> things still moving along nicely on the roads. they're getting a little more crowded. a live look at the g o, owanus expressway. a little bit of a slow go. no problems to report. if you're getting on the rails, much better news there. everything, including the subways, running on or close to schedule so far. >> all right, lauren. thank you. well, two men are in custody in london after a royal security breach. british police say the men scaled a building at buckingham palace in protest over fathers' rights in divorces and separations. they allegedly used a ladder to gain access. once they made it on to the rooftop of the queen's gallery, they unfurled a banner reading
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"i am harry's dad." meanwhile, we're getting a new look at the fourth in line to the royal throne. she is certainly adorable. the royal family releasing new photos of princess charlotte. she's 6 months old now. her mom kate, duchess of cambridge, like so many moms, took the photos at the family home in norfolk. love that one where she's looking at the little stuffed doll. >> so cute. she's a beautiful little girl. she looks like her brother there. >> looks like george. >> right. beautiful babies. coming up next, get ready for cyber monday. find out how much shoppers will be spending as retailers roll out those online deals. and also at 6:00 a.m., we've got a new water main break in hoboken to tell you about. we're there live as crews try to prevent this latest rupture from flooding the streets. if you're about to head out the door, take us with you. keep watching. download the news 4 new york app on your mobile device right now. we're back in two minutes.
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now at 6:00, a soggy mess in hoboken as a water main ruptures just hours after crews finish repairs on last week's huge break. the man accused of shooting 12 people inside a planned parenthood clinic prepares to face a judge. this as we learn new details about his victims. plus, president obama teaming up with bill gates. we have details on the multibillion dollar initiative being announced this morning. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everyone. it's monday morning. it is november 30th. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. chris has the morning off. we're thrilled to have raphael miranda with us. >> right now we have windchills in the 20s and teens. in fact, feels like 17 degrees in poughkeepsie. feels like 24 in white plains. waking up to windchills in the 20s across along island. as you're planning the rest of your day, you'll need those coats all day long.
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only back to the 40s by the afternoon. breezy sun and clouds throughout the day. the clouds increase tonight. we have some rain moving in. it's going to stick around for a few days. we'll look at the seven-day forecast in a few. right now lauren scala is here with your commute. >> good morning, everyone. we have reports of a truck fire out there on the new jersey turnpike. this is heading northbound in truck lanes after interchange 8. that blocks the left lane. you can see delays building in this area. heading over to queens, heavy delays on the long island expressway heading westbound because of this disabled van that's blocking the center lane out by the grand central parkway. you can see it's a slow ride. just leave yourself extra time. we'll have more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> thank you so much, lauren. 6:01 right now. happening now, crews on the scene of a water main break in hoboken. it's all happening on monroe street. katherine creag is there. the people of hoboken don't want to hear about this sort of
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>> reporter: indeed, darlene. we have new information from city hall. the mayor's office saying the people in this immediate area, monroe street between 1st and 2nd streets, they do not have water. then you have all these other people in the surrounding areas who have little water pressure. for a second week in a row, a water main break has shut down a street in hoboken. what you're looking at here, monroe street between 1st and 2nd streets. from what we've learned from water utility workers, there are residents either experiencing no water or little water pressure in this immediate area. this water main break is on monroe street. it's less than a half mile from that water main break that happened last week. then you have all these residents who are confused because they have discolored water right now. they don't know if it's from last week's issue or today's problem. here's what one woman had to say to us a few minutes ago. take a listen. >> i think there needs to be a better solution.
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we need to be more pre-emptive. this is an ongoing problem in hoboken. there was one in the summer that was very problematic. >> reporter: and the utility company that provides water to this area, it had a press conference just yesterday. the utility company, suez water, says crews completed repairs on the 36-inch water main that shut down part of hoboken when it burst last week. a water main problem that lasted through the thanksgiving holidays. as you know, darlene, the you till says residents may have discolored water, so be careful of that. again, residents are telling us, who live just a few blocks away from this immediate area, that they have discolored water. they don't even know if it's from this problem or last week's problem. the bottom line is they're frustrated yet again. back to you. >> absolutely. we can imagine. katherine creag, thank you. a new jersey family was forever changed by a deadly three-car pileup in bernards township. police say ravi naik hit a
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pickup truck that had pulled over on the shoulder of 287 saturday night. when he got out of the car to look at the damage, an out of control van crashed into ravi and the truck, killing the recent rutgers graduate. his family is devastating. >> lovely relationship with everybody. >> the only thing we can ask is of all people, why him? you know, of all people. he's the heart and soul of this family. >> there were two passengers in that van that were also killed. naik's aunt snapped photos of the scene not knowing it was her nephew that had been part of the crash. investigators are still looking into this. so far no charges have been filed. deliberations resume today at the corruption trial of former new york state assembly speaker sheldon silver. jurors got the case last week, but they were unable to reach a verdict before adjourning wednesday for the long holiday weekend. silver is accused of accepting up to $4 million in kickbacks.
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if convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison. time for a check of weather and traffic on the 4s. first we have to deal with some cold, then some rain. >> yeah, but along with that rain will come milder temperatures. at least there's that. the cold certainly in place this morning on this monday. you need the hats, gloves, and carves. cold start to your workweek. rain arrives overnight tonight. it will stick around for a few days. here's a look at storm tracker. mostly clear skies. no rain just yet. we have clear skies in the hudson valley. some clouds from new york city off to the south. it is a dry day on this monday with a high temperature of 46 degrees. it gets cooler day by day. chilly and dry today. clouds on the increase later on. the rain moves in overnight tonight into your tuesday morning. we'll tell you how long the rain will stick around coming up in your seven-day forecast. right now, lauren scala is here with look at the commute. >> thanks, raphael. good morning. roads are getting a little crowded out there. if you're getting on the buses, no detours this morning. but we have the new q-44 select bus service out there. that's good news.
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that's from jamaica to flushing to the bronx. that'll be great for a lot of people. if you're getting on the rails, subways and major rail lines all running on or close to schedule. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect today. we'll have more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you very much. coming up on 6:06. happening right now, the international climate change summit is under way in paris. president obama among the 150 world leaders attending this event. the president is hoping to convince those leaders to cut greenhouse emissions. a moment ago, you see him there with francois hollande, he met with the president of china. >> the two largest economies in the world and the two largest carbon emitters. we have both determined it is our responsibility to take action. >> also today, president obama and microsoft founder bill gates are going to announce a multibillion-dollar effort to speed up advances in research and development in clean energy. part of mission innovation. the u.s. and 19 other countries
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investment in basic energy research over the course of the next five years. no classes will take place at the university of chicago today following an online threat against the school. yesterday the fbi told the university about a threat of gun violence in the campus quad. there will be increased security in the area today. the university says the closing is a precaution, and the fbi is investigating. today we're going to learn mother about the man accused of opening fire inside a planned parenthood clinic many colorado. he's set to go before a judge as investigators share some new information about the victims of this mass shooting. "today in new york's" kerry barrett is following all the developments from our newsroom. >> of course, the speculation continues to mount over what specifically motivated this attack and how 57-year-old robert dear would be prosecuted. he is due, as you mentioned, for his first court appearance. this is via video today on charges related to killing three and injuring nine after opening fire at a planned parenthood in colorado springs. police have said they wouldn't
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be disclosing any information about a motive for the attack, although there is one law enforcement official who said that dear told authorities, "no more baby parts" after he was arrested. that was just part, though, of what they describe as a rambling rant that included a number of statements. some acquaintances describe dear as a reclusive loner. >> he always looked a little scroungy, a little roughed up and stuff. pretty much everybody does out here. >> u.s. attorney john walsh has said investigators have been in touch with lawyers from the justice department, civil rights, and national security divisions, suggesting that officials could pursue federal charges in addition to state homicide charges. although, that is somewhat unlikely. planned parenthood said colorado's 19 other locations will be open today. this colorado springs clinic is badly damaged and will be closed for a while until they make the repairs. michael?
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coming up on the "today" show, miguel almaguer will be live in colorado springs. he'll have the latest on the investigation. that's ahead at 7:00 a.m. in this morning's cnbc money report, black friday is in the books. now retailers are waiting to tally their cyber monday sales. cnbc's landon dowdy joins us with those details and more. they can't tally until you and i are done, landon. >> that's right. i've still got a lot more to go. but black friday may not be as busy as it used to be, but shoppers still hit the stores. the national retail federation says nearly 52% of consumers or 151 million people shopped online or in stores thursday to be sunday, spending an average of about $300. other data isn't so rosy. in-store traffic was flat. sales and spending down more than 1% from last year. more commuters may have opted to shop from home this weekend. online sales rose 18% thursday
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and friday to nearly $4.5 billion. the firm is predicting $3 billion in sales on cyber monday. several retailers are rolling out new promotions today. walmart launched its cyber monday deals on sunday. best buy and amazon are extending their sales all week. did you get some good deals this weekend? >> not -- i don't think so. >> you don't think so? >> i think i shopped, but you know, i don't know. >> it's cyber monday. >> i'm going to take care of it all today. it's going to work out. thanks, landon. >> good luck with that. still ahead, rutgers university firing its head football coach, and he's not the only one who's out. coming up next, pope francis wraps up his trip to africa. we'll share his message to people this morning. plus, weather and traffic on the 4s is coming up.
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it's 6:13. here are four things to know this morning. right now, crews on scene of a new water main break in hoboken. this one happening hours after they finally finished up repairs on last week's big break. today city health officials will gather in times square to tout an historic knew rule that begins tomorrow. all chain restaurants in new york city will have to add warnings to their menu on dishes containing high salt. facebook changing its parental leave policy. and kobe bryant retiring from the nba. the star player broke the news in a poem on derek jeter's website website, saying, quote, he gave a 6-year-old boy his laker dream and i'll always love you for it. you're a big basketball fan. kobe bryant, instant hall of famer. what a career. >> absolutely.
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how many times has he been the mvp. he's an incredible competitor. i think other players have said so over the last 24 hours, that he's the greatest competitor they've come up against. >> congratulations to kobe. >> the season for him hasn't been so great, so far. >> no. it was a rough season. >> i think he realizes it's time to go. >> absolutely. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. we wouldn't mind a little of that l.a. weather right now. >> wouldn't it be nice? we've been spoiled this month so far. this is like a reality check this morning. temperatures in the 20s and 30s. feels more like new york during the holidays. you can see on storm tracker dry. no rain or snow to worry about. there's rain off to the south. it's a warm front. it will be sliding in throughout tonight. 26 in high point. down to 22 in franklin. well below freezing around much of the region. temperatures plus the wind
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it feels like teens in places like monticello and poughkeepsie. this is what you're dressing for this morning. windchills in the 20s in white plains and danbury. as we head towards the weekend, a little better temperature-wise. back to the low 50s. we're looking at a nice weekend, saturday and sunday. you can start making those outdoor plans. it looks to be fine weather from through the weekend. before we get there, we have some rain to get through. not today. you can see on future tracker this is 2:00 this afternoon. it stays nice and dry. the clouds roll in through the evening. it's still a dry commute as you're heading home tonight. overnight into tomorrow morning, we see the rain creeping in from southwest to northeast. light showers around by tomorrow morning. this is 8:00 a.m. you want to have the umbrellas handy tomorrow, especially during the second half of the day. this is your evening commute. steadier showers moving in from the hudson valley through new york city. yeah, it's soggy out there tuesday evening into the overnight. some showers. even into wednesday. this is wednesday morning.
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we see more showers streaming on through with the cold front that's going to push through. we have the big tree lighting here at rockefeller center wednesday at 8:00 p.m. unfortunately, future tracker shows the rain may linger into wednesday afternoon. it'll be a little breezy as well. we're going to try to clear it out by then. we're drying out very nicely by thursday. 46 for your high today. below average for a change. it's chilly and dry. we're expecting the sun to fade away as the day goes on. a few showers, not as cold as last night. you can see in the seven-day forecast, showers on tuesday and wednesday. temperatures into the 50s. it's milder with that rain. we're down to the low 50s on thursday. breezy and dry. michael and darlene, back to you. >> all right. thank you so much. we have a commuter alert right now. middlesex county, a crash causing major delays on the new jersey burn tyke. chopper 4 is over that scene. >> good morning to both of you. this fire had been out, but you can see now it's popping up again. we just saw a little puff of smoke when we first arrived on
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the scene. for some reason, you can see the flames are kicking up. northbound truck lanes here between 8 and 8a on the turnpike. looks like we had a small tanker fire. it was out. now it's kicking up again. i think they'll be able to get that under control very quickly. in the meantime, the northbound truck lanes right now, the left shoulder and left lane continuing to be blocked. believe it or not, the delays in those truck lanes really not that bad. it's in the car lanes that we're looking at. we had some earlier trouble in the car lanes not too far from here with an accident. a single-car accident. you can see the delays go back several miles from here. we also have rubber necking delays. we'll continue to keep you up to date. now over to lauren to find out what the rest of traffic is looking like. >> thanks for that update. other problems in new jersey as well. an accident on the newark bay extension. after the turnpike, that does block the right lane. you can see delays building. there's also a slow ride heading northbound on truck route 1-9 this morning because of a
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disabled vehicle out there just before the hackensack river drawbridge. that blocks the left lane. heading over to the belt parkway, a vehicle fire out there westbound by springfield boulevard in the left lane is causing delays. you can see that goes back pretty far. that accident we had -- excuse me, actually a disabled vehicle. that at least cleared. delays are still heavy. we're going to take a live look outside at the gowanus expressway, where it's pretty heavy out there. we don't have any reports of a problem. this is a little heavier than usual for this hour. so leave yourself time. we have delays right now in both directions on the 5 train. otherwise, the rails look good this morning. we'll have more weather and traffic coming up. >> all right, lauren. thank you. 6:19. happening today, the trial begins for the first of six baltimore police officers charged in the death of freddie gray. william porter is charged with manslaughter and misconduct for his involvement in gray's arrest. investigators say gray suffered a severe spinal cord injury as
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van that made several stops. prosecutors allege gray asked porter for help twice. gray died a week later. and a bus driver is charged in a crash that injured dozens of college students from virginia. the driver, thomas chidester, is charged with reckless driving. police say the driver lost control on a curve, causing the bus to overturn. 34 of the 50 students on board were hurt. 6:20 now. happening now, pope francis is asking the war-torn central african republic to denounce hatred and violence. new video showing the pope visiting a mosque in one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in the country's capital. that's happening this morning. he recalled how christians and muslims once lived peacefully in the city. in the last two years, 6,000 people have been killed in sectarian violence. pope francis will celebrate one final mass in africa before he returns to rome. that'll be later on today. all right. 6:20 right now.
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it's ndld. seasonably cold, but the is it's been so warm all month. >> we weren't ready. >> we weren't used to this. we're like l.a. folk now. we like to complain about the cold. this is going to be a historic november. the average temperature so far, 53.1 degrees. the warmest november on record for new york city, right now we're barely holding on to that number one spot. i think we're going to drop below number one because it's cold today. this is the last day of november. we're probably going to end up being the second warmest november on record. we'll see, and we'll have the final tabulations for you tomorrow, of course. 46 for your high temperature for today. it's not warm. it's the opposite. it's chilly throughout the day today. 44 in rye brook. up to 46 in hempstead. temperatures starting out in the 20s. it does stay dry today. the sunshine fades away as the day goes on. it will stay dry until tonight. overnight tonight, showers begin to creep in.
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very light. maybe a little bit of freezing drizzle as you head north and west of new york city. that starts out the precipitation. that'll quickly change over to plain old rain. i wouldn't worry about any icy spots tomorrow morning. not as chilly. you can see temperatures tonight in the 30s and 40s. the cold backs off. >> back off, cold. >> i wish we could say that to the commute. unfortunately, we have some problems. there's some that have been out there for a while, including this one in rockland county. 45 still shut down, which is north main street, by east williams avenue with an accident. you'll need to take local streets to get around it. we'll take a live look outside at the inbound george washington bridge, where delays are at about 20 minutes already heading into the upper level. about 20 to 25 over at the lincoln tunnel. 15 right now inbound at the holland. >> all right, lauren. thank you. 6:26 right now. coming up next, new problems this morning in hoboken. >> reporter: i'm katherine creag live in hoboken on monroe street, where residents don't have water yet again because of yet another water main break.
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we'll tell you what happened here and when repairs will finish. and the population of paterson, new jersey l increase today as a family of syrian refugees relocates here. i'm tracie strahan live in paterson with more on why this is such a controversial issue. 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.
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new at 6:30, these are live pictures in hoboken. yes, brand new water main break flooding the streets there. we're live with the latest on this repair effort. an arsonist on the run. why police say he set dozens of fires in one local home. >> plus, kobe bryant announces his retirement. hear what the star is saying about a very personal decision. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everybody. 6:30 a.m. on this monday, november 30th. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm darlene rodriguez. let's check in with raphael miranda, who's here for chris. good morning. >> good morning. hope you had a good weekend. cold start to the workweek.
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temperatures right now falling through the 30s. this is what you're waking up to in terms of how it feels. we have windchills in the teens and 20s. right now it feels like 17 in poughkeepsie. even around the city we have windchills in the 20s. definitely grab a coat as you're heading out the door. probably the hat, gloves, and scarves as well. temperatures stay in the low to mid-40s today. breezy and chilly. clouds on the increase. then we have some rain moving in. we'll talk about the wet weather heading our way in a few. right now lauren scala is here with your commute. >> good morning, everyone. we have a closure right now in toms river on route 37. all lanes heading westbound between hooper avenue and main street. eastbound, you have the left lane blocked as well. something to take note of. also, delays in both directions on the 5 train this morning due to signal problems. otherwise, the rails look good. we have some more problems on the roads. i'll have the latest on that coming up on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you very much. right now there's a new water main break in hoboken on
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just blocks away from last week's huge break. katherine creag is there. kat, the people there dealing with last week's water main break. now they have to face a whole new set of problems. >> reporter: right. from what we're hearing from residents, first of all, they're frustrated. they don't know if they have discolored water from what's happening here or from last week. we want to show you what's taking place on monroe street. the mayor's office is being told by united water that residents on this block, monroe street between 1st and 2nd streets, have no water. the mayor's office telling us that repairs will hopefully be finished by the afternoon. this water main break is on monroe street between 1st and 2nd avenues. it's less than a half mile from the water main break that happened last week that lasted through the thanksgiving holiday into the weekend. we just talked with a woman who lives a few blocks away.
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this morning. take a listen. >> there's like -- it's like off color, yeah. >> do you think it's from the first water main break last week or this one happening now? >> i think it's from this one. >> reporter: and the utility company that handled last week's water main break had a press conference just yesterday saying crews completed repairs on the 36-inch water main that shut down part of hoboken when it burst last week. that utility says residents may still have water discoloration when they turn their water back on and flush the system. as for the water main break that's happening right now, also disrupting water for these people here on monroe street and also apparently changing the color of the water for residents in just even a few blocks away. it won't be until this afternoon when repairs might finish at the earliest. back to you. >> and kat, it's one of those situations where it's the worst possible time. you're going to wake up monday morning and find out you have no
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to school and work. >> reporter: exactly, michael. we've seen people walking to work. you know hoboken, people walk to the path train. some of them are telling us they have little water pressure or very strange colored water. yeah, it's disrupting the monday morning workday and school day as well. >> kat, thank you so much. 6:34 right now. in queens, police chased down a man with a machete. it started when cloyd clark flagged down a livery driver. he stole money and a tablet from the driver after being told he couldn't sit in the front seat. clark then allegedly targeted a second driver who called for backup. when the first driver showed up to get his things, clark ran into a house and camemachete. >> we have children here. some of them walk by themselves. it's a concern. >> police tackled clark to the ground to arrest him. he's now facing several charges. >> all right. 6:34 right now. time for weather and traffic on
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the 4s. we'll check in with storm team 4s raphael miranda. going to be a matter of degrees, as they say, as to whether this is the warmest november on record. >> right now because of the cold temperatures out there, it's probably going to be the second warmest november on record. this is the last day. december warms up again. we'll see that in the seven-day forecast. right now we're dealing with that cold start. chilly and dry through the afternoon today. no umbrellas needed. you need the layers though. and the rain arrives overnight tonight. it's going to last for a couple days. we'll also check that out in the seven-day forecast. here's a live look at storm tracker. expecting lots of sunshine over the next few minutes in the hudson valley. a little more cloudiness off to the south. that cloudiness will increase throughout the day today. temperatures not increasing all that much. 46 for your high temperature today. it stays chilly and dry on this monday. then it's wet and milder over the next few days. we'll look at the seven-day coming up in a few minutes. right now lauren is here with a look at your commute. a dry one at least. >> yes, a dry one at least, but not trouble free unfortunately. we still have a problem out there on the new jersey turnpike
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northbound in the truck lanes just after interchange 8. that's in the left lane. very heavy delays in the car lanes because of this. they've suspended hov rules to ease out the delays. heading over to truck route 1-9, we still have a disabled vehicle northbound just before the hackensack river drawbridge. that's in the left lane. delays at this point almost back to 78. we did have an accident earlier heading eastbound on 78 and that has cleared. major commuter lines running nicely. still delays on the 5 in both directions. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. your next weather and traffic on the 4s. 6:36 now. in new jersey, there's been a shake-up at rutgers university in the sports department. sunday the school fired football coach kyle flood without cause. the school's president says several off-the-field issues were part of the leadership change. rutgers also fired the athletic director julie herman. she was replaced by pat hobbs.
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over syrian refugees coming to passaic county. a family of syrian refugees is set to arrive in paterson. "today in new york's" tracie strahan is there. good morning. >> reporter: darlene, good morning to you. that family of seven will arrive here in paterson despite the objections of governor christie, whose opposition was so strong, local lawmakers said he was overstepping his authority. more than 7 million people have fled syria because of the refugee crisis. it's a resolution that relocated him that was passed by the passaic county freeholders just last week. it came despite governor christie penning a letter to president obama, advising him he would not support the relocation of syrian refugees here. he was voicing concerns about security. the freeholders here in passaic county say they'll work to provide shelter and sustenance to refugee families. >> what we're seeing is that new
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state, whether they're in passaic county, southern jersey, or northern jersey, disagree with the governor on this decision. you know, religious profiling was unconstitutional before the paris attacks, and it's unconstitutional after the paris attacks. and that is what the people of new jersey are saying. >> reporter: the federal government is paying an estimated $1900 per refugee to cover expenses during the first three months. the rest of that will be subsidized by private groups. that family of seven will arrive here today. president obama has said in the past he'll allow 10,000 syrian refugees to come into the u.s. per year. back to you. >> tracie strahan in paterson, thank you. a long island woman who survived a car crash died after she went back to her car just moments later. police say she climbed out of an overturned car. she walked safely to the shoulder. she went back to get items from her car, and that's when she was hit and killed by a passing vehicle.
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state parkway near babylon on sunday. her cousin, who didn't want to be on camera, says her family is heartbroken heartbroken. >> she was a very loving mother. she was very adventurous. she definitely had a great personality. very kind. >> as police secured the scene, another vehicle slammed into a state police cruiser. the trooper inside was unhurt. police are looking for the man who set fire to dozens of religious flags in queens. surveillance video shows him entering the victim's front yard in wood haven, starting the fire, then taking off. police say 40 hindu flags were burned early thanksgiving morning. no one was injured. happening today, the connecticut man seen jumping the white house fence on thanksgiving day is due in court. the lawyer for 23-year-old joseph caputo from stanford denies he was suicidal, says his client wanted to deliver a message and jumping the fence was an act of civil disobedience. happening today, long island
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railroad commuters in islip will talk about their new parking costs. a public hearing is set for 7:00 p.m. at the bay shore bright waters public library. in january, residents will start paying $90 a year for a parking permit. nonresidents will pay $200. among the topics at tonight's meeting, preventing people who use the fire island ferry from parking at spots reserved for lirr commuters. it is 6:40 now. after nearly two decades in the nba, kobe bryant is retiring. broke the news in a poem on derek jeter's website, the players tribune. kobe writes, this season is all i have left to give. my heart can take the pounding, my mind can handle the grind, my body knows it's time to say good-bye. >> finally i just had to just accept the fact that i don't want to do this anymore. you know, and i'm okay with that. once i accepted that, then it became time to just let everybody know.
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>> what a legacy he leaves. 17 times as an all-star with the lakers, 5 nba championships, 2 olympic gold medals, certain hall of famer, and a great career. >> incredible competitor. 6:40. coming up next, some royal cuteness. we'll show you the new photos of princess charlotte. plus, it's a new look for amazon's drone delivery system. we're going to tell you why this model is different. and your weather and traffic on the 4s is coming up. you're watching "today in new
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all right. lock at this. the royal family released some new photos of the young princess charlotte. she's 6 months old. i love this one where she's smiling at the little doll. she's wearing a pink cardigan and a little dress. that stuffed animal in one picture, and sitting alone in another. royal watchers insist she has her brother's eyes. her mom kate, the duchess of cambridge, like any good mom, took these photos darlene, you said she really
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closely resembles george, her brother. she really has george's face, doesn't she? both great looking kids. >> great looking kids. she definitely has her own look, too, when you see the photo of her sitting by herself. beautiful little baby. for a quick second, it makes you want another. but then that second goes away like that. a second and then gone. >> right, right. >> back to reality, i guess. >> i like looking at them. >> well, nice way to start this monday workweek with baby pictures. also, the cold outside. look at the wind. you can see the flags really flapping out there. we have winds bringing those windchills down today. you need to dress up for that. pack on those layers as you're heading out the door. dry, 33 degrees outside right now. we have dry conditions. that's good. no umbrellas needed. definitely want the hats, gloves, and scarves. you can see on storm tracker, not much going on around the city. we have mostly clear skies from westchester county up into the hudson valley. lots of clouds to the south. here's the warm front.
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it's our next weather maker. it will bring warmer air but also rain tonight into tomorrow and even wednesday. right now it's cold enough for snow. thankfully it's dry in westchester county. 22 as you head north and west of new york city in sloatsburg. feels like 13 in monticello. 17 in poughkeepsie. windchills in the 20s in morristown. feels like 26 this hour on long island in islip. let's look at future tracker. that dry day, high pressure hanging on for one more day. 2:00 p.m., the clouds start to filter in. by the end of the day, it is a mostly cloudy sky we're dealing with, but it's a dry commute home. around 7:00, 8:00, no weather problems. the rain moves in around 2:00 a.m. maybe it could start out as a little freezing drizzle. then it changes over to plain old rain as warmer air works in. tomorrow morning's commute has showers.
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have those umbrellas for tuesday. this is 8:00 a.m. watch as the green lingers and sticks around through the evening commute. steadier showers around 6:00, 7:00. it's soggy basically all day long. not a lot of heavy rain, but a consistent light rain. around 8:00 wednesday morning, we're still dealing with the rain. wednesday afternoon, still wet. wednesday, 8:00, that's tree lighting time. yikes, we don't want to see any rain there. looks like there may be showers lingering into wednesday night as a cold front comes through. unfortunately, guys, keeping it wet for the tree lighting for now. that forecast may change. and the best part is it'll get milder. so it's chilly and dry today. it gets unsettled, but temperatures are on the rise. 52 tomorrow. mid-50s. even if it's wet for the tree lighting, at least it will be mild. let's look at the commute right now. see what lauren has to say about that. >> i have a lot to say about that. we have delays in both directions on the 5 right now because of signal problems. that's the only issue on the rails. if you are getting on the roads, quite a few. we have this closure in rockland county on route 45, north main
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watch out for delays there. you can use local streets to get around it. heading over to new jersey, a few problems. pulask skyway southbound just after the broadway exit, an accident in the right lane. 195, heavy delays here eastbound because of an accident right at the mercer-monmouth county line. delays in both directions there. on the turnpike heading northbound in the cranberry area, out in the truck lanes, that accident still there after interchange 8 in the left lane. very heavy delays in the car lanes. leave yourself plenty of extra time. as far as everything else goes, just crowded out there. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. back to you. >> okay, lauren. thank you. 6:48 right now. this morning, amazon is revealing the latest prototype of drones it will deploy as part of its amazon air service. the drones weigh 55 pounds and can carry packages weighing up to 5 pounds. the unmanned services will deliver packages in less than 30 minutes. no word on when amazon will
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well, if you have the cash, you can hobnob with big-named stars and help combat a deadly disease at the same time. bono launching an all-star campaign to raise money to fight a.i.d.s. if you donate at least $10 to his red organization, you can win a once in a lifetime experience, which could include sitting on a "game of thrones" set, a makeup lesson with kim kardashian, or have shaq on your holiday card. the campaign kicks off tomorrow. that's world a.i.d.s. day. an interesting way of matching up those celebrity experiences with a good cause. all right. 6:49. coming up next, an unusual rescue for the nypd. we'll show you their wild capture. don't forget, follow us on facebook, twitter, and instagram. michaelg4ny, darlene4ny.
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6:52 right now. a pair of eagle-eyed nrngs ed d nypd officers swooped in to rescue a hawk.
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on the glove of officer christopher kessinger. they spotted the hawk in trouble near the brooklyn bridge. they say the hawk hung out for a few minutes and dried off then finally took off towards battery park. well done. >> he needed to rest for a minute. all right. the "today" show coming up in a few minutes. we'll check in with matt and savannah savannah. >> hello, darlene and michael. hope you had a nice thanksgiving. >> took the words right out of my mouth. coming up, what we're learning about the suspected gunman in that planned parenthood attack as he prepares to face a judge for the first time today. also ahead, we've got your complete guide to cyber monday. you ready for this? including some websites to visit to make sure you're actually getting great deals. >> we're going to wrap up our no shave today with a shave-off live on the plaza. getting a disturbing report you may keep your beard. >> i don't know. it's either that or allow savannah to have a straight razor in her hand next to my neck. >> it's the most wonderful time
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of the year, darlene. >> that makes for a good mob scene, i think. >> right. just keep singing the theme from sweeny todd. >> see you shortly. >> up next, we'll check in with raphael for details on some possible rain heading our way.
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right now, crews are working to repair a new water main break in hoboken.
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chopper 4 of the gaping hole on monroe street between 1st and 2nd avenue. that's just blocks away from last week's huge break. >> "today in new york's" katherine creag is on the ground. now we can see the extent of what they have to deal with there. >> reporter: indeed, darlene and michael. another week, another water main break. we're being told that residents on this immediate area, this is monroe street, as you mentioned, between 1st and 2nd avenues. they do not have water. residents a few blocks away are telling us their water is discolored. this water main break happened just before 4:00 this morning. repairs, we're told, will go through the afternoon. united water is in charge of this particular water main break. it was just yesterday suez water, a different utility company, had finished repairs on that water main break that happened last week. another frustrating week for residents in hoboken. back to you. >> sure is. thanks, kat.
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and now to tracie strahan in paterson, new jersey, where a family of syrian refugees is headed today. tracie? >> reporter: well, a resolution passed by local lawmakers is bringing them here, despite objections by governor christie. the governor actually wrote a letter to president obama saying that he would not help state agencies or the federal government relocate syrian refugees. he cited security concerns. he actually called for an increase in u.s. security in the aftermath of the terror attacks in paris. local lawmakers, however, say the governor's views do not reflect how everyone feels in new jersey. back to you. >> tracie, thanks so much. new this morning, police need your help finding a man with down syndrome. police say the 26-year-old was last seen outside his staten island home on brook street yesterday morning. nester is 5'5". he weighs 200 pounds. he has brown eyes, short black hair, and is missing a front tooth. he was last seen wearing blue shorts and a blue shirt.
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going to take a quick check of traffic now with lauren. >> thanks. new prok blems on the subway. if you're riding the q, it's running express in the uptown direction. we also have delays in both directions on the 5. also, if you're getting on the roads, this is one of the worst problems of the morning. the new jersey turnpike northbound in the truck lanes after interchange 8. still out there in the left lane. very heavy delays in the truck lanes and the car lanes getting into this area. >> all right, lauren. thank you. raphael? >> a cold one out there this morning. windchills in the teens and 20s. definitely want to dress for that. later on today, back to 46. stays chilly throughout the day, but it is dry. we're expecting increasing cloudiness. overnight tonight, not as cold. the low 43. showers move in after midnight. tomorrow is an umbrella day. on-and-off showers throughout the day on tuesday. temperatures bump up a little bit. 52 tomorrow. mid-50s on wednesday. the showers continue. the tree lighting is wednesday at 8:00 here at rockefeller center.
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