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they need. and a skimming spree. several suspects wanted. what you need to know this morning. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everybody. 5:00 a.m. on this tuesday. it's the first day of december. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm darlene rodriguez. storm team 4 chris cimino is here. >> get used to the rain. we're talking about temperatures in the 30s and 40s. a chilly, damp rain. it will be with us today, tonight, tomorrow, maybe tomorrow night. slow moving system heading our way. to the north, some of the temperatures in the 30s. places like lagrange, 34. most of the area likely to stay liquid. eastern sections of duchess county and western of ulster county, a freezing in effect. well above freezing in the city. damp, chilly conditions. on and off rain and drizzle. 47 at noon. forecasting a late day high of
little after 5:00 a.m. let' ads find out about the commute. rolling along okay, lauren? >> rolling along okay. the roads are slippery. we have road work on tonnelle avenue which shuts it down from county road to manhattan avenue. that's until 6:00 a.m. outside at the fdr drive road work has been wrapped up. things moving along nicely out there. so the fdr drive or the west side highway, take your pick right now. we will have more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. lauren, thank you very much. new this morning, a hit and run in queens. a car slamming into two people and then into a restaurant. "today in new york's" tracie strahan is in queens village where this all happened. tracie. >> reporter: michael, it seems like all of this happened pretty quickly and really just hours ago. now this crown fried chicken where all of this happened has been boarded up. police are still looking for the driver behind all of this. show you video of that white infinity that's sticking out of this restaurant. it appears it turned from
boulevard before 1:00 this morning. police tell us that that driver struck two pedestrians that were walking by and then continued to veer into the restaurant. that driver fled. the pedestrian currently being treated with nonlife threatening injuries. police tell me they have broken legs at long island jewish hospital. as for the driver of the car, we don't know where he is right now. we'll show you video of crews that were boarding up this restaurant tirelessly and for a few hours not only trying to get a hold on it but make sure it's still structurally sound. police are still blocking off this area as the investigation continues and how all of this happened. the search for the driver continues. back to you. >> tracie, thank you very much. this morning we're getting a look at the possible trigger man who shot a woman in the bronx. you see a man walking on boynton avenue. shots are fired. you can see the man running from the van.
something into his pocket. a woman in the van was shot in the shoulder and a man was cult by flying glass. >> havoc and people gathering in different places. there was a lot of running, you know? and people looking. >> well, the video also shows a car speeding away from the scene. police aren't sure if the people in that car were involved in the shooting joompt vice president joe biden is going to join bono at carnegie hall today for an event marking world aids day. it's marking those who died with aids and to support those living with t. another one is planned a the the apollo theater. it's 5:03. right now coming up on 5:04. time for weather and traffic. start with chris cimino. good morning. >> good morning. dealing with a chilly start. a damp start. one of those days that's always going to feel damp even if it's not raining much. there will be a mist in the air with the wind coming in off the water. it will be damp.
commute and the evening commute as well. periods of rain and drizzle. it's a damp chill all day. most of the day we spend in the 40s. may briefly touch on the 50s. east northeast breeze at 10 to 15. live storm tracker 4 radar. rain covering a good portion of the area. the rain is lighter, more like a drizzle. that's the way it will play out throughout the day. starting out at 45 in the city. not a big climb. 47 at noon, 48 at 3:00. forecasting near 50 with the rain on and off. let's see, any issues coming up? i see something here. problem? >> we have one accident out there on the roads in new jersey. the first of the morning, 80 westbound before exit 58, watch out for that in the right lane. getting on the buses there are a few detours this morning, the bx 7, 10, 20, and bxm 18. transit bee line so far so good. alternate side of the street parking in effect. you need to move your cars.
for a group of thieves wanted in dozens of crimes that span the city. police say they set up skimming devices at dozens of atms. "today in new york's" katherine creag is in flushing. >> reporter: good morning. three suspects got away with $50,000 over a four-month period. they happened in different kinds of stores. gas stations and bodegas. police released the photos of three suspects that they are looking for, these three men used the skimming devices to steal money from innocent people. they obtained the debit card information and pin number of customers and withdraw money from their bank accounts in flushing and also bay side queens. again, those three men got away with $50,000 in the past four months. 39 times in all between june and september of this year they struck. the nypd is also looking at 20 similar thefts from other similar suspects in the queens
23450us discovered that last year 16 reports of skimming happened. this year over the same time period the number has quadrupled to 63. that's why investigators are trying to put the word out there, darlene. investigators also suggesting to customers that they take a look at the atm machine that they use, see if something jigless where they insert their card. if something looks wrong, alert a person who's working at that store. back to you, darlene. >> cath rin creag, thank you. a jury found former new york assembly speaker sill verl guilty. six counts carry a sentence of 20 years each which means silver could likely spend the rest of his life behind bars. under state law he has to immediately give up his assembly seat. one juror who asked to be dismissed on the first day of deliberations says it was a tough decision. >> i think that he's humble and
other side that, you know, he feels as speaker of the house he was entitled to do the things that he did. >> silver told reporters he was, quote, disappointed with the decision. a sentencing date has not yet been set. a connecticut bridgeport former mayor who was committed of corruption charges was re-elected. he won the general election. ganim spent seven years in federal prison after he was found guilty of corruption. the city of hoboken wants to get some bonds to repair the aging water system. the move comes after two water mains broke in less than two weeks. mayor don zimmer said they applied for a $5 million loan to make upgrades. the main broke on monroe street and before thanksgiving they dealt with a major break on the south side. suez water, formerly united,
original dating back to 1870. >> simply they do not have the dollars to in vest in a system to make a large enough dent. >> until all the aging mains are replaced suez says residents can expect an average of two breaks a month and all the headaches that go along with them. in today's cnbc money report says cyber monday likes like it will be a record setter. adobe says $3 billion worth of sales. add that into money spent over the weekend. total amount of online sales between thanksgiving day and monday, $11 billion. that figure is up 15% from last year. more and more americans ditching the old land line phone. remember that? some people don't even know what land line is. >> no. >> report by the centers for disease control, believe it or not, finds 40% of all-americans only have a cell phone.
officials believe next year will be the tipping point. at that point the number of americans solely relying on their cell phones goes above 50%. i have a land line phone, as it were. >> me, too. >> i don't know if i would do it the next house, the next move. >> i have a land line. i never answer it. >> people get upset when you don't answer the land line phone. >> now they know. >> how come you don't pick up this phone? >> too far. i can't find it. >> answering machine. >> 5:09. just ahead, when vision trains will hit the tracks in new york city. strict rules for the man who jumped the white house fence where a judge says he is not allowed to go. plus, a wet morning with more rain in the forecast. weather and traffic on the 4s coming up.
two people and slammed into a chicken restaurant. those people are being treated for broken legs. "today in new york's" tracie strahan is there and updates in 15 minutes. sheldon silver convicted on seven counts of a corruption trial. six counts carrying a sentence of 20 years each. he could spend the rest of his life behind bars. under state law he had to immediately give up his assembly seats. new york is the first city to require the label for salts. the law technically takes place today. the city will not start fining restaurants that do not comply until march of next year. the mta once again taking riders back in time this holiday season. do you remember this? they're going to roll out the vintage trains every sunday in december. they'll run them along the m
and second avenue. >> it's almost 5:14. >> when i was young i looked to the train as an adventure. then it became a chore. >> when you're 4 it's cool. >> really kind of cool. >> all right. speaking of cool, the temperatures were not cool the month of november. starting the new month of december. a look back, we made it the warmest month in november recorded in central park's history with a 52.7 degree average temperature. precipitation, a dry month, too. a little bit over two inches below normal. tied with 2001. the new month starting out, close to average. damp. umbrellas needed the next couple of days. tree lighting, big night tomorrow night. looks like it's going to have a damp feel to it. hopefully most of the heavy rain is gone by then. could be some recity sid dual
sprinkles gone by 9:00. then it dries out for the rest of the week. 50 in howell and jackson. 52 in point pleasant. off to the north we see temperatures low to mid 40s. sussex 36. upper 30s poughkeepsie, danbury. all of them above the freezing mark. the city 45. national weather service has put a freezing rain advisory in effect. a couple of pockets where it gets to or below freezing. eastern duchess and western ulster county and on north of that towards the capital district of albany. could be a period of freezing rain way north of us. the rest of us have to deal with this. here's the warm front rain. more behind that. then there's the cold front further to the west. a couple of days of unsettled weather. it may not be raining steadily or heavily, it will be raining from time to time. this is future cast temperatures. you can see generally staying in the 40s today. barely making it to 50 by the end of the day.
that. overnight tonight, more rain. temperatures not dropping off. upper 40s tomorrow morning. still raining around the area. temperatures in the upper 40s to low to mid 50s. central new jersey as the warm front pushes north. notice 5:00 tomorrow, still raining. a little sign of a drying out to the west and we're hoping that that's the area that gets over the city, particularly over "30 rock" at about the time of the tree lighting. rainfall totals averaging 1/2 inch to locally an inch or more. speaking of the tree lighting, breaks down this way. it will be a damp day tomorrow. a little bit milder in the temperature department. still raining at 3:00. 55 degrees. 6:00, showers, 54 degrees. by just around tree lighting time, hopefully tapering to sprinkles down around 50 degrees. after today and tomorrow's unsettled wet weather. dries out on thursday. 50. friday, saturday, sunday, monday, all of those days will feature a good deal of sunshine.
>> no major problems for the tuesday morning commute. definitely wet roads. like. the staten island expressway up by south avenue. every picture will look like this. there. very quiet. no delays into the tolls. hudson river crossing in bound or outbound. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. 5:17. president obama is in paris. this morning his focus shifts from the environment to terror. nbc's tracie potts is in washington. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we're just getting information in waiting on his meeting with turkey's president this morning.
they talked about terror. new overnight the white house announced more american businesses getting involved. >> reporter: new this morning the white house is announcing 73 more american companies promising to go green reducing emissions by as much as half and converting to 100% renewable energy. >> this is the moment we finally determined we would save our planet. >> last night's very public dinner between president obama and hollande emphasized the two-fold mission dealing with climate change and defying terror. >> they're very different threats but they're both very serious. we have to deal with this there are have been achievements here, a big clean energy announcement by bill gates. meetings with india and china. >> we agree it's an urgent threat. >> a one on one with vladimir putin on syria. >> the urgency should be on
>> reporter: more on syria with turkey's president. the crowning achievement, a global climate deal has yet to be announced. the u.s. is insisting it not be called a treaty so it doesn't have to be approved by congress. still, 180 nations so far have said yes to reducing emissions. problem is we don't know how, how much, when darlene they'll be working on it over the next two weeks. the president's leaving. secretary kerry is leaving. the negotiators will stay in place to work out the details. >> lots of work ahead. tracie potts in washington. thanks a lot, tracie. this morning the house arms committee will hold a hearing on the strategy for fighting isis. defense secretary ashton carter and general joseph dunford are going to testify about the current strategy and its impact. the connecticut college student who jumped over the white house fence has been released. judge ordered joseph kaputo to live with his mother in stanford, connecticut, until the
he'll be monitored electronically. he will have an 8:00 curfew. he cannot go to washington, d.c. his lawyer says he scaled the white house fence as an act of civil disowe bead jeans 5:19. still ahead, it is breathtaking. the plan for what would become the world's tallest building. don't forget, follow us on facebook and twitter and instagram, darlene4ny michaelg4ny.
live view here of our doppler radar station. believe it or not on top of the rock. it's 5:22 right now. if you have a fear of heights, because that's pretty high up. >> yeah. >> even with these drawings, this is a drawing that could make you uneasy. saudi arabia announcing it's secured funding to build the tallest building in the world called the jet up tower. it could be built by 2020. the tower actually has already build up to the 26th floor. that's totally the beginning. once complete it would reach a kilometer in the sky which is .6 of a mile. you could put the empire state
trade and it would still not be as tall as the tower. that would be ten stories. >> shot over the clouds. >> why? >> because they can. >> scary. >> i'm not going up to the top of that. >> you wouldn't want to do that? rchltsz no. >> all right. >> i'll look at your picture. >> watch my pictures. >> i'll look at your pictures. >> 2020 right around the corner. >> exactly. >> all right. storm tracker 4 radar showing light rain in and around the area right now throughout the entire tristate. that's the game plan. periods of rain, drizzle. it stays damp and chilly. east northeast. 40s and 50s by the end of the day. more of the same tonight. damp, drizzle, areas of fog, little light rain and a low temperature 47. we have a cold front tomorrow that brings more rain back this way and some of that could linger very close to the tree lighting time. in the next half hour i'm going
for you. hopefully the luck of the holiday will work. >> the luck of the elf. >> yes. >> i wrote that book. >> fabulous. love t. one of my favorites. >> we have some construction on the roads. we'll talk about tonnelle avenue. shut down from county road to manhattan avenue. that will be out there until 6:00 a.m. if you're getting on the trains which would be a good idea because the roads are wet. all of them running without delays or service changes. >> lauren, thanks so much. ahead, an important consumer alert. hackers are targeting the personal information, this time of children. plus, chris christie and donald trump trading shots. what the candidates are saying about each other. >> reporter: and the search is on for a hit-and-run driver this morning that struck two people and then went on into this restaurant. i'm tracie strahan live in queens village with the details straight ahead. if you're heading out the door take us with you.
squaring off over controversial comments. and a wet morning. that rain is sticking around threatening to make for a rainy tree lighting. "today in new york" starts now. check in with chris in a minute. it's tuesday, december 1st. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. storm team 4 chris cimino is here. it will be wet. >> make me feel like the grinch. >> not your fault. >> trying to get that rain out of here. it will be a close call. the rain that's with us this morning will be with us on and off throughout the day tonight and tomorrow unfortunately, too. in and around the five boroughs, 45 in the city. few pockets in the north and west flirting with the freezing mark, too. that means there could be a brief period of freezing rain. along the shore the warmer air winning out. low 50s there. radar shows periods of rain heading our way from the south and west as the warm front is pushing north and west. damp and chilly. no better than the upper 40s to near 50 degrees.
least is treating us good on this tuesday morning. >> still being nice to us now. i think that will potentially change because the roads are quite wet. do take it easy. live look outside. there's the belt parkway by the boulevard where things are slowing down a little bit. things are moving along nicely. no construction getting in the way. heading over to route 3 in east rutherford. smooth sailing here. we do have an accident westbound by exit 58. that cleared out. overall new jersey in good shape. we will have more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. thank you. a hit-and-run in queens. a car jumps the curb and hits two people before slamming through the wall of a restaurant. "today in new york's" tracie strahan is in queens village. >> reporter: we've moved around the corner because the crime scene tape has been removed. you can get a clearer picture of what remains of the restaurant. the area boarded up is where the vehicle crashed just before 1:00 this morning injuring two people. the driver somehow was able to
let's show you video of what happened when investigators arrived on scene. you can see that car absolutely wedged into the side of the building. again, this happened just before 1:00 this morning. it appeared that that car was going from hempstead on to -- yeah, springfield boulevard on to hempstead or vice versa. it remains unclear which direction it was going to. in the process it jumped a curb. two pedestrians were struck. police telling me over the phone two are currently being treated at long island jewish hospital with broken legs. the cleanup effort took hours to get things under control. crews were not only boarding up the restaurant but trying to make sure it was structurally sound. those two people that were hit here as we bring you back live, they're said to be in stable condition at this hour. darlene, as for a description of the driver, we simply don't know right now. it remains unclear which direction he was able to run to or what he looks like. back to you. >> all right. tracie strahan, thank you.
years as an elected official in albany, the former assembly speaker sheldon silver could spend the rest of his life behind bars. a jury found silver guilty on all seven counts at his corruption trial and six counts each carry a sentence of 20 years in prison. under state law he must immediately give up his assembly seat. one juror who had asked to be dismissed on the first day of deliberations says it was a tough decision. >> i still think he's humble and unassuming, but he may have this other side that, you know, he feels as speaker of the house he was entitled to do the things that he did. >> silver telling reporters he was, quote, disappointed with the decision. a sentencing date has not yet been set. happening today, an ex-convict takes the city.
job. he defeated in the primary and won the election. he was found guilty of corruption. he's vowing to establish a transparent government in bridgeport. powerful storm covered the midwest and the ice and snow, look at these pictures hers here, in kansas. ice covered power lines came down. thousands of people left in the dark. look at the snow in south dakota. it's the second major snowstorm of the season already. had more than five inches of snow in some areas. schools shut down. traffic brought to a stop. next door in minnesota more snowy weather expected to cross the upper midwest today. already winter is well underway there. >> it sure is. looks miserable. >> miserable. >> really does. 5:34 almost. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. i feel quite lucky, chris. >> a little rain today, that's not a big deal over the next couple of days. nothing to shovel around here just yet anyway. what to expect, it's damp,
the roads stay wet for the evening commute as well as this morning. periods of rain and drizzle throughout the day. temperatures staying generally in the 40s to maybe near 50 degrees. east to northeast breeze will make it feel even chillier than that at 10 to 15 miles an hour. in the city 45 degrees. light rain falling. periods of rain when it's not raining steadily, drizzle in between. temperatures 40s to 50 degrees. brighter days ahead. let's get up to lauren scala. find out about the commute right now. >> still pretty quiet. bus detours, bx 7, 10, 20. bxm 18. on the roads, ongoing road work on tonnelle avenue shut down southbound from county road to manhattan avenue. i will let you know when it clears. trains look good including major commuter trains and subways. we'll have more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. thank you very much, lauren. police are looking for a group of thieves that are wanted in dozens of crimes and they span
police say they set up skimming devices at dozens of atms. "today in new york's" katherine creag has what you need to know. people not aware that they're out there and can rip off your money, kat. >> reporter: indeed. we talked to a woman who believe she was a victim of this atm skimming crime in this neighborhood. her hard earned money was taken from the bank account. $400. she says she doesn't know who the suspects are. police did release photos of three men that they are looking for who investigators say they are involved in this kind of fraud. these three men got away with $50,000 in the past several months in these atm skimming crimes. police say they installed debit card devices, skimming devices at gas stations and also bank atms and other businesses. they obtained the debit card information and pin number of customers and withdraw money from their bank accounts in flushing and bay side queens 39 times between june and september they struck.
she lost hundreds of dollars over the summer. >> how much was stolen from you? >> $400 on my card. >> they used it how many sniems. >> maybe four, five times. that's terrible. it must make you feel so violated. >> yes. yes. >> reporter: and the nypd is also looking at 20 similar thefts from other suspects in queens and also in the bronx. michael, the numbers are up in these types of crimes. they're happening in new york city, in queens, bronx, manhattan. long island as well. back to you, michael. >> you have to watch your accounts to see if anything is happening with them. kat, thank you so much. a queens man is in critical condition after an assault that may have been a hate crime. someone brutally beat the 35-year-old man who was dressed as a woman in front of his home in jackson heights. police say the attacker repeatedly slammed the victim's head on the curb. authorities are investigating if the attack is a possible hate crime. detectives are hoping security
identify a suspect. 5:37 now. to decision 2016. governor chris christie sending a shot directly aimed at donald trump. kerry barrett is here with what both sides are saying but they are tea definitely saying something, kerry. >> you know donald trump fired back. that's pretty much a given at this point. a little bit of a dust up between these presidential contenders, chris christie, donald trump. new hampshire. he received the endorsement from "the union leader." he spent the day in new hampshire where he blasted president obama's handling of roundtable. he said despite what he calls an entertaining republican primary, it's time for the voters, for you guys, to get serious. he called out trump as well for his claims that muslims in new jersey were cheering on 9/11.
happen. if it had happened i would remember it. if you'd like me to say another way, it didn't happen. >> how is chris christie running new jersey which is in trouble when he's spending time in nh, new hampshire. >> we'll have to wait to watch them spar face to face. the next republican presidential debate is on the 16th hosted by cnn. >> spooking of that debate, trump taking a jab at cnn at his latest rally. he was in macon, georgia. he said cnn doesn't treat him well and suggested he should get paid for being in that next debate. >> how about we do this with cnn. i won't do the debate unless they pay me $5 million, all of which money goes to the wounded warriors or go to vets. >> all right. trump has not made that a formal
payments to be in that debate. just talking about it. 5:38. right now this morning the chicago police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of a 17-year-old is free on bail. officer jason van dyk was released after posting the required 10% of a $1.5 million bond. meanwhile, some are alleging a police coverup. nbc chicago obtained this photo of police at a nearby burger king the night la quan mcdonald was killed. the manager maintains officers deleted security footage. >> our system works. it has worked flawlessly for a long time. it never shuts down. >> there were apparently technical difficulties but in no way, shape, or form is there evidence anything was tampered with. >> officer van dyk's attorney said mcdonald was on drugs and armed with a knife when he was shot and that his client feared for his life. the man accused of killing three people at a colorado planned parenthood clinic may
57-year-old robert dear was mostly silent during his first court appearance. he appeared on closed circuit television wearing a protective vest with his lawyer. the same lawyer who represented colorado theater killer james holmes. 5:40 now. we're hearing about an alleged attempt to cover up the hazing death of baruch college student ding. he died at a house in the poconos two years ago. at a hearing the former president of the fraternity at baruch testified how he met with four of the defendants weeks after ding's death. he claimed they talked about how much information they should give to police and their lawyers. the record setting donation that someone dropped in a salvation army kettle. this cat is well known to some subway riders.
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welcome back. 45 degrees out. in bound side of the lincoln tunnel. it is 5:43. and it's time for weather and traffic as we approach 5:44. hey, chris. >> yeah, very damp, soupy morning there. >> it is. >> it will stay that way. good moss growing weather. if you face the north side you'll have a nice green -- >> i already do. >> no. stop. >> what you're looking for. just saying. meantime, the trees enjoying getting misting going on keeping it nice and fresh. unfortunately the rain may linger to tree lighting time. we'll get to that in a little bit. there's the ground view. you can see the camera lens speckled with a lot of water. that's the story the next couple of days. a lot of workers out there. unfortunately they have to do it in the rain. headlines pointing out umbrella days. the tree lighting looks damp. hoping most of the steady rain
drying out by late week. in pretty good shape by thursday and friday. 41 fairfield, 40 stanford. mid and upper 30s. city not bad at 45. most of long island 40s. on the jersey shore in the 50s. working slowly northward it's taking its time getting here. there may be a few station that aren't reporting necessarily but some areas seeing temperatures at or below the freezing mark. there could be a touch of freezing rain. western ulster, eastern duchess freezing rain advisory in effect until noon. shouldn't be a big issue with any icing there. meantime, the one batch of rain moving over us. there's a steadier batch moving to the south. that's the actual cold front. that's what swings in here as we head on into the day tomorrow unfortunately. today's rain will be kind of lighter, mistier in between big bands where the rain picks up a little bit in intensity. noontime, socked in.
going off to the south. batch of heavier showers to the west of us. they come on through. 7:00 a.m. tomorrow, not a lot of rain. unfortunately it starts to fill back in at 1:00 tomorrow. as the cold front approaches. with that front, more showers. this is 9:00. around lighting time. notice the back edge here. this is off by maybe an hour or so, which isn't a major error in the computer model, but it could be. faster. maybe we have leftover sprinkles. by thursday you can see how things start to clear out nicely. rainfall totals between today and tomorrow can average out. higher amounts off to the south. heavier showers down there. for the tree lighting and the process of heading on out to the tree lighting tomorrow afternoon as you line up at 3:00, rain is likely. bring along the rain gear. i think a hoodie water repellant, best advice. in the mid 50s. showers at 6:00 tapering to sprinkles by 9:00.
the seven day forecast is optimistic once we get past today and tomorrow. bright and sunny, lots of sunshine over the weekend. 53 on sunday and back near 50 again on monday. let's get back to lauren scala. tuesday morning commute. a lot of green on your maps. >> it is pretty quiet. although it's wet we have problem on route 22 eastbound after bloy street. you can see it's a slow ride through here. avoid this area. live look at 9 q gardens exchange and the van wyck expressway. there are delays before this and on the grand central parkway because of construction but otherwise things looking okay. that's the cross bronx expressway. smooth sailing all the way to the alexander hamilton bridge. no signs of a slowdown just yet. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. next weather and traffic on the 4s. 5:47. the state department released the largest batch of hillary
some exchanges were centered around the 2012 benghazi attacks. she was sent declassified information days after. one group shows her camp was careful. an aide wrote, quote, it was classified so we could not e-mail you. in another she asked an aide about which channel homeland was on in washington, d.c. >> our consumer alert for holiday shoppers who have a tech toy on their list. hackers have hit the toy maker vtech. the hong kong based company says the personal information of 5 million customers and their children has been come pro meegsed. vtech says hackers targeted that i recall app store called learning lodge accessing the database with names, genders, even pictures of young users. social security and credit card information though was not breached. colorful laundry detergent pods may be getting a new look in new york state.
makers to use child resistant packaging. here in new york air ra blael simoda said she proposed that legislation to prevent poisoning accidents which have spiked in the last year. and no flight experience, no problem. jetblue wants to train its pilots to fly. the airline wants to recruit a few students with no flying experience and train them in house. the program would be the first of its kind in the country and would be similar to how european carriers train their candidates. jetblue says they would need to meet the required 1500 hours of flying experience before operating a jetblue aircraft. you do need some experience. federal regulators would have to approve the plan. a cat who shut down the brooklyn subway line two years ago has gone missing. arthur, one of two kittens rescued from the tracks in 2013. both cats were later adopted by a couple in prospect heights. arthur has run away. that happened ten years ago.
the author is asking anyone who spots him to post information on the facebook page. arthur the cat missing in brooklyn. if you see arthur, go there for information. rescuing hawks. it seems to be all in a day's work for both new york's finest and new york's bravest. some firefighters helped an injured red tail hawk found yesterday near the world trade center. one of the firefighters happens to be a wildlife licensed rehabilitator. this is the police officer from the day before. tended to the wounded hawks. it comes one day after two police officers from the harbor unit rescued a hawk in distress in the east river. a lot of hawk rescues going on. for sure. a couple slipped a record-setting donation into a salvation army kettle in minnesota. they dropped a check for $500,000 into the red kettle. in a twin city suburb. this heartwarming act of generosity said it was their way of saying thank you. they want to remain anonymous.
when they first got married and they remember what it was like to be in need. they wanted to honor one of their fathers who served in world war i when the salvation army served grateful soldiers coffee and donuts. >> that's great. >> wonderful people. that will go a long way. >> certainly. 5:51. still ahead, a holiday grinch in connecticut. different type of holiday story here. christmas tree lot raising money is raided by a thief. mother nature putting on a show. the fitting name of this active volcano. don't forget, follow us on facebook and twitter and instagram. darlene4ny, michaelg4ny.
sfx: piano music. wow. i'm glad you finally made it, dad. you have to experience this city. that's what you always say. you were right about the food. yeah? welcome. only in new york, right? i guess so. and a real astronaut. that was something. hi john. hey kevin. one more. didn't you want to be an astronaut? ...be an astronaut? yea, i did. there's still time. ahhhh!!! it's beautiful, isn't it? how about a baseball game next time?
done. unlock priceless experiences with your world mastercard. welcome back. there's our control room and the people we love. >> right. >> they've been working hard in there. director kevin ford and crew, we appreciate them. in central america now the fuego volcano is putting on a show. fuego means -- >> fire. >> right. large lava flow. the volcano is one of the most active. it's located 25 miles south of the capitol of guatemala city. so far no need for evacuation.
you can't get close to it, right, chris? >> no. >> safely, you want to make sure you keep your distance. >> clearly. what gave you that idea? >> i'm advising people to stay away from the hot lava. >> take your phone and get up close. when your skin starts melting, probably want to get back a ways. >> dress in layers. >> beautiful part of nature, too. yeah. layers today though. probably one that's going to be water repellant. chilly. live radar showing light rain for the most part. it's been persistent. when it's not raining it will be drizzling or misting. throughout the day. one of those damp chilly days. 40s to near 50s. most of the day spent in the 40s. same thing for tonight, 47 in the city. another shot of rain to get through tomorrow and tomorrow evening. could threaten a little bit the festivities. dampen them a little bit.
>> absolutely. totally. >> it's not 4 degrees out. >> right. >> lava flow. >> right. right. >> dress in layers. >> fuego. >> layers. >> always works for everything. >> of course. we have some construction out there that's causing some delays right now. head over to new jersey where on route 17 southbound between allen dale road and sheridan avenue, two lanes are shut down. delays heavy getting into this area. we just got reports of an accident on the long island expressway west bound exit 42 by the northern state parkway. i'll continue to keep you posted on that. >> lauren, thank you very much. police in connecticut are looking for a real life grinch who stole nearly a dozen christmas trees from a school lot. those trees intended for school fund-raiser. waterbury, connecticut, police say thieves stole ten of the largest trees on the lot. officials at the saint peter and paul school said a parent saw a red suv drive off saturday night with a tree hanging from the
>> stealing, you know, trees from a catholic school trying to raise money for the children. >> i hope they realize who and how many people they've affected. >> the thefts are going to cost the school, in fact, several hundred dollars. this tree sale happens to be the school's big fund-raiser. they use the money they raise in the tree sale to help keep the tuition costs down. i hope people realize the people that they're impacting with that. >> absolutely. 5:57. coming up next at 6:00, imagine seeing your child here! a little boy ends up stuck in a tree 50 feet above the ground! >> and then also at 6:00 a.m., the top sellers of cyber monday. we're going to tell you which items were in the hottest demand. if you're about to head out the door keep us with you. keep watching. download the "news 4 new york" app on your mobile device right now. we're back in two minutes. you're watching "today in new york." ...at t. rowe price... ...we've helped our investors stay confident for
new this morning, a car barrels into two people before slamming into a building and now the driver is on the run. sheldon silver guilty of corruption. what a member of the jury is saying about the former assemblymember's conviction. plus, storm team 4 getting you ready for the damp day ahead. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everyone. it's tuesday morning. it is december 1st. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> michael gargiulo. storm team 4's chris cimino here. we're watching tomorrow with the tree lighting but we have to get through today as well. >> good morning, guys. a soggy day today and unfortunately another soggy day tomorrow. 36 in walpack, 35 franklin. fortunately fortunately, all of the numbers are above freezing. not dealing with any freezing rain issues. milder at the jersey shore in the 50s. there is a warm front trying to creep up. out ahead of it we're getting this. a lot of rain.
it will take a drizzle and then we'll have more shower activity move back in later on today. the morning commute and the evening commute and everything in between will be damp throughout the day. high temperature that's only around 50 degrees. speaking of the commute, let's see how we're handling it so far. lauren? >> a couple of problems out there. we will start in hillside new jersey. route 22, disabled truck after bloy street. then we have an accident on long island. this one on the southern state parkway. westbound after exit 30 in the massapequa area. there is a slight delay to get into this area. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. 6:01. new this morning, the search is on for the hit-and-run driver who plowed into two people before slamming into the side of a restaurant. "today in new york's" tracie strahan is in queens village where this happened, tracie. >> reporter: darlene, people coming to the bus stop near the
shocked with what they see here. i'm standing in front of the hole that the car left behind as it crashed into this restaurant just before 1:00 this morning but not before plowing into two people as well. we'll show you some video of that white infinity that was wedged into the crown fried chicken when police arrived. it's unclear how the driver that was behind the wheel was able to get himself out of it. now he somehow jumped the curb here and that's how he plowed into the restaurant but not before striking two people simply walking nearby. according to police, they have been treated at north shore lij with broken legs. show you some video now of them boarding up this area and it was really a big cleanup effort. they left neck braces behind and surgical gloves. they not only tried to clean things up here but judge the structural integrity of the building after the car crashed into it, darlene.
a description of the suspect they are looking for or how he was able to get out of the car as it was wedged into the restaurant. both people hit by the vehicle are expected to survive. >> tracie strahan, thank you. a jury has found new york assembly speaker sheldon silver guilty on all seven counts at his corruption trial. six counts carry a sentence of 20 years each which means silver will likely spend the rest of his life behind bars. under state law he must immediately give up his assembly seat. one juror who asked to be dismissed on the very first day of deliberations says this was a tough decision. >> i still think he's humble and unassuming but he may have this other side that, you know, he feels as speaker of the house he was entitled to do the things that he did. >> sim lver told reporters he was,
a sentencing day has not been set. a former bridgeport mayor convicted of corruption charges will get a second chance. joe ganim will be sworn in today. he won the general election. ganim was first elected to the post in 1991 but spent seven years in federal prison after he was found guilty of corruption. okay. 6:04. now it's time for weather and traffic on the 4s. chris, as you have acknowledged, darlene, giving advice on lava flows for people. >> we try to do that. >> stay away from the hot lava. we have the rain to deal with. >> yeah, you don't want to miss it, running away screaming. wet roads for both commutes in morning and the evening commute. periods of rain and drizzle throughout the day. a damp chill in the air. most of the time we're in the 40s. we may get close to the 50s. east to northeast breeze will make it feel chillier. starting out right now in the
northwest d suburbs are chillier. we are dealing with intermittent rain, drizzle, and by tonight maybe even areas of fog. late day high temperature could approach the 50 degree mark. there are brighter days ahead. time to talk commute once again. here's lauren. >> thanks, chris. mass transit, a couple of detours for the bus commuters, bx 7, 10, 20, bxm 18. we'll take a live look at 9 holland tunnel. 5 minute wait into the tolls. same at the lincoln and george washington bridge. delays very minor. if you're getting on the rails, major commuter lines and subways no delays. we'll have the next weather and traffic update on the 4s. coming up now, the connecticut college student who jumped the white house fence is back out of jail this morning and staying with his family. the judge ordered joseph kaputo to live with his mother in stamford but released him.
one reason one part of the curfew is he cannot go to washington, d.c., where this already happened. ka put tow's lawyer says he hopes to resol this have without actually going to trial. in about three hours president obama will address global terror concerns during a major press conference. "today in new york's" kerry barrett following all of the developments from our newsroom. kerry. >> absolutely, darlene. the president wrapped up bilateral talks with turkey's president. they talked mostly about syria. he is in paris over that summit on climate change. behind the scenes though he's trying to get more backing for the fight against isis. first though, some of the progress on the issues as they relate to the global climate. the white house announced 73 more american companies that are promising to go green. the goal is to cut emissions by half and convert 100% to renewable energy. along the lines a big clean energy announcement by bill
china and india. at this summit 180 countries agreed to reduce emissions although we don't know how, by how much or when. >> this is the moment we finally determined we would save our planet. >> they're very different threats but they're both very serious and we have to deal with both of them. >> he's talking, of course, about not only climate change but also terrorism. so that is the other front. defying and defeating it. president obama meeting with french president francois hollande and he had a one on one with russian president vladimir putin about syria. no word yet on the main goal of this summit which is global climate change deal. hopefully a little more comes out about that later on today. the u.s. is inbe cyst sisting it not be called a treaty so it doesn't have to be approved by congress. a lot to be reviewed later on today. >> kerry barrett, thank you, kerry. the "today" show following all of the developments out of
they will have an update ahead at 7:00 a.m. new this morning, given some answers now as to what caused a deadly air asia crash. that flight from singapore crashed into the java sea. december 28th of last year. the main flight control computer on that aircraft had a cracked joint and that that caused a malfunction. while pilots struggled to handle all the electronic warning messages they were getting, the airbus, that's the plane they were flying, lost chrome ontrol and crashed. all people aboard were killed. today is the deadline for puerto rico to make a $355 million bond payment. officials still in negotiations with creditors as of yesterday. they're expected to announce whether the payment will be made. failing to do so would put puerto rico further into default. the island is facing $72 billion in total debt. in this morning's cnbc money report.
for the auto industry. cnbc's landon dowdy has this. the long road back. they may finally have gotten there. >> november sales today and they are expected to top an annual rate of 18 million vehicles for the third straight months which would be the first time that that's ever happened. sales were likely boosted last month by the earlier launch of promotions and lower gas prices. shoppers were planning, clicking and buying a lot. adobe says a record $3 billion was spent online. about 11 billion has been spent since thanksgiving. heavy web traffic at target. several retailers showed items out of stock. the top sellers, samsung tvs, ipads and "star wars." michael and darlene, a big year for "star wars" toys. >> did you join cyber mondaying. >> i did do some cyber mondaying. i got some good gifts and good
my lips are sealed. >> she was productive at work yesterday. >> right. as soon as i get off. >> you should. >> all right, landon. thanks so much. >> it is 6:09. we have lots more still ahead including this, a little boy stuck in a tree 50 feet above the ground. we're going to tell you how he got there in the first place. and then we're going to be talking about the debate proposal for donald trump. is it a real proposal? we'll tell you what the republican candidate wants before taking the stage. plus, your weather and traffic on the 4s coming up.
we're not waiving it. it's happening. >> we're in it. >> right. lingering with us right now. there may be lulls in the action so to speak with the rain. it will be with us in between drizzle and mist. umbrellas will be needed. the tree lighting looks like it's going to be damp. hoping the steadiest rain will be east of us. lighter showers left over. finally dries out thursday into friday. looks like a dry stretch weather even into early next week. generally mid 40s. secaucus 45, emerson 41. ringwood, 39. 36 sussex. but above freezing all of these areas. that's good news. while it's a cold rain, it's not a freezes rain. temperatures in the 40s across long island as well. we do to play it safe have a freezing rain advisory. western ulster and duchess county, further north there is a better chance of temperatures being in the freezing. further north you go, slight
pocket of freezing rain. school day forecast, gray, dismal. drizzly, 45. 47 at recess time. 49 at dismissal time. nobody escapes it so to speak. one push of rain with the warm front and another one right across virginia. then the actual cold front sits out to the west. that will right north and eastward as well over the next couple of days. the rain we're in right now is generally lighter. noticing it's thib nning out a little. you can see it on future tracker. periods of rain, 1:00 in the afternoon. filling in again especially south of us. then into the evening hours. 7:00, more rain. as we go through the overnight hours, lighter and more intermittent. starts out fairly light. that starts to fill in again. 1:00 in the afternoon. now we're getting closer to the tree lighting time. 9:00, still looks like rain. the heavier stuff has moved east. if we can get into the lull in
things may turn out okay by the time we flip the switch to light the tree. rainfall totals, half an inch, higher amounts off towards the south and west. for the tree lighting, temperatures a little milder. 3:00 as you line on up, 55 with rain. by about 6:00, showers with 54. 9:00, flip the switch, temperatures close to 50. lighter sprinkles or showers tapering down. after that, sunshine. little after 6:16. heading out into the rain. what's the commute like, lauren? >> a couple of problems on the roads. start with the rales. just got this in. delays on uptown m and r trains. because of signal problems. otherwise the rails look good. southbound approaching the parkway. on the southern state parkway there's an accident by eagle avenue.
delays seem to be a little heavier through here. a lot of that is because of the windy geography out there. we will head over to another accident on the l.i.e. easing out. in the process of clearing. westbound by exit 42 northern state parkway. live look outside at the q gardens. van wyck expressway. work by queens boulevard slowing things down. affecting grand central heading eastbound into this area. that's backed up. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect today. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. 6:17 right now on this monday morning. gop presidential candidate donald trump is taking a jab at cnn. during a rally in macon, georgia, yesterday, the republican front-runner said cnn doesn't treat him well and hinted he should get paid to be in the next debate. >> how about we do this with cnn? i won't do the debate unless they pay me $5 million, all of
warriors or go to vets. >> of course there was a comment u. trump has not made a formal request at this point for payment. new jersey governor chris christie is denying donald trump's claim that, quote, thousands of people cheered in new jersey after the 9/11 attacks. last week christie caught flak for not flat out condemning the comments. he said he didn't remember it happening. yesterday he took a stronger approach. >> i said i didn't remember it and if it had happened i'm pretty sure i'd remember it. if you'd like plea to say it another way, it didn't happen. >> when asked if trump's comments should keep him from being president, christie said a candidate's qualifications should be left to the voters. the state department released hillary clinton's e-mails. a few centered around the 2012 benghazi attacks. she was sent declassified updates. 13 female democratic senators
one noticeable absence is elizabeth were elizabeth warren. she was not there. one of six democratic senators who have not endorsed secretary clinton. a calendar known for sen sue at at this is showing off new pictures. plus, a dog disappears in texas and ends up in hawaii. we'll show you how she got there. don't forget, follow us on facebook and twitter, michaelg4ny darlene4ny and instagram as well.
welcome back. is that lava flow, michael? >> oh, man, i'm never going to hear the end of lava flow. >> it could be a lava flow that -- >> it is monday morning. fire crews pull -- is it monday morning? it's tuesday morning. >> lava flow. >> the lava flow. anyway, fire crews pull off a big rescue for a little boy in north carolina. >> the 6-year-old boy likes to climb so he scaled the tree. look at that, chris. >> oh, my gosh. >> when he got to the top he was 50 feet above the ground. he didn't realize he had climbed so high until he was stuck. he held on tight. firefighters brought in a cherry picker and were able to lower him to safety. the most dangerous thing would have been to climb down. imagine how terrified when he got up there. >> of course.
>> not listening to mom and dad, right. >> poor thing. those branches are so much thinner. >> that was disturbing. he must have been like a cat going up there. >> sure. got into it. he looked down and was really high up. >> that age i couldn't climb a step stool. >> climbed the highest trees. >> exactly. >> both of them. >> it was a beautiful tree lined neighborhood. don't be like that. let's get a look at what's going on this morning. dealing with some rain. we do need the rain though. we're in a deficit. we'll get some over the next couple of days. right now it's a lighter rain, mist, drizzle in some spots, heavier in others. we get a little bit of a lull for a time. more showers moving on in. high in the 40s to near 50. tonight more periods of rain and drizzle. overnight to 47 in the city. unfortunately more rain tomorrow. hoping it's gone by the time we flip the switch for the tree. it will be a close call. fine tune it. >> thank you, chris. lauren, what's happening on the wet roads?
new problems out there. an accident on the cross island parkway. out by bell boulevard, you see heavy delays. slow go from the l.i.e. then we'll take a live look at the tappan zee bridge where you'll see plenty of headlights. we did have an accident heading to rock land county. delays not so bad there. you still have a 45 mile per hour speed restriction. take it easy. thank you very much, lauren. 6:25. breaking news in the bronx. >> reporter: i'm katherine creag in the vannes section where investigators are on the scene of a tragedy. a young woman shot and killed in her own home. we'll have the latest on this breaking story coming up. and i'm tracie strahan live in queens village where the search is on for the hit and run where they struck two people in the process. what police want you to know coming up. as you head out the door
woman is shot and killed inside an apartment. we're live on the scene. new this morning, a car barrels into two people before slamming into a building and now that driver is on the run. people forced to run for their lives as gunshots ring out on a busy sidewalk. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everybody. 6:30 on this tuesday. the first day of december. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm darlene rodriguez. check in with chris cimino. >> good morning. new month. weather pattern a little chilly and wet. water repellant. there will be rain on and off throughout the day. mid and upper 40s. mid 40s in the city. 52 in long branch. a lot of 30s in the hudson valley interior connecticut. that's chilly with a cold rain coming down from time to time. most of the rain is light. there's drizzle in between the pockets of shower activity. there's more sitting off to the south and west. the rain moves back in again. while we may have some lulls
and drizzle on and off rain expected off into the evening commute. a late day temperature of 50 degrees. let's find out about the morning commute. how is it going, lauren? >> we have a slow ride on a lot of the roadways. uptown m and r trains, that's all due to signal problems. that's the only issue we're having on the rales. talk about congested roads. take a live look outside at the gee wanis. past the belt merge. there are no reports of an accident out there but plenty of people this morning. so just prepare for a slow ride to work. we will have more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. thank you. 6:30 on this tuesday morning. breaking news in the bronx. a woman found fatally shot inside an apartment. today in the van nest section where it's all happening, kat. >> reporter: darlene, neighbors are shaken. one woman came out heading to work asking what are all the
investigators are inside a home here on bogard avenue and they tell us a 28-year-old woman, the woman who lives in this house, was shot once in the head and tragically she died. this happened a little bit before 4:00 this morning. bogard avenue is where we are. the 28-year-old woman has been identified as shashona ratigan. we asked if neighbors knew her. they weren't sure they knew who she was. she was shot once in the head and died. paramedics were called here and they didn't get any kind of response from the victim. she was already unconscious. you can see all of the police cars have arrived on the scene. a few minutes ago, darlene, the crime scene van pulled up here as well. investigators wanting to get some evidence inside that home here on bogard avenue. also, we've been asking police here if they know of the suspect or if there's any kind of description of the suspect. there is some kind of report that there was a vehicle, a silver colored vehicle that fled the scene but police right now putting all that information together.
information on the suspect. back to you, darlene. all right. thank you very much, kat. new this morning, a hit-and-run driver has left two pedestrians in the hospital. "today in new york's" tracie strahan is in queens village with where this all happened. tracie? >> reporter: michael, we just saw a squad car from the 105th street roll by this area. that is where all of this happened just before 1:00 this morning causing this large hole inside of this crown fried chicken. somehow the man behind the wheel that caused this hit-and-run accident was able to get out. let's show you some video now of that car that was wedged into the side of this building before 1:00 this morning. now police say the car somehow jumped the curb and struck two men in their 20s before crashing into the crown fried chicken restaurant. the driver somehow was able to get himself out of the vehicle and flee this scene. we'll show you some video now of the cleanup. everything it took to get this restaurant boarded up just hours ago really.
but they don't have a description of it so far. we can tell you that both of those pedestrians that were simply walking by here when they were struck were taken to north shore 4r6789 lij. they were in stable condition but no word yet on what the driver that caused all of this even looks like at this point. back to you. >> all right, tracie, thanks very much. today is world aids day. it's the annual effort to remember those who died of aids and to support those who live with it. here in new york vice president joe biden will join bono and other celebrities at world aids day an event at carnegie hall. governor cuomo will be talking about the progress. today restaurants will be required to put salt warnings on menu items. 2300 milligrams is a teaspoon. the average consumer eats 3400 milligrams of salt a day.
and that it may contribute to high blood pressure. all right. coming up on 6:34. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. check on storm team 4's chris cimino. take an umbrella today. need it for a while, chris? >> yeah, not only today, tonight, probably tomorrow and into tomorrow evening unfortunately. headlines pointing to a couple of days with the umbrellas necessary. the tree lighting looks like it's going to be damp. we're hoping the steadiest and heaviest rain is out of here. there could be recity sid dual drops around. today and friday could be a long stretch dry weather after this. a stretch damp weather. 45 degrees, light rain and drizzle in and around the city. that will be the case on and off throughout the day. it will vary in intensity. a high temperature later today near 50 degrees. seven day forecast happening in a bit. right now here is lauren scala. latest on the commute. >> thanks, chris. new delays out there.
train in addition to those uptown m and r trains. otherwise rails look good. all due to signal issues. cross island, accident northbound by bell boulevard. delays are pretty heavy. all lanes subject to closure. live look outside at the george side. plenty of taillights. 15 minute wait into the tolls. lower levels quite heavy as well. on the lincoln tunnel and holland tunnel a 20 minute wait. alternate side of the street today. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. 6:35 right now. surveillance video police want you to see showing a man suspected of shooting a woman in the bronx. in the video you see a man walking on boynton avenue and then he walks up to a parked van and shots are fired. you see the man running from the van. 'pierce to be putting something into his pocket. a woman in the van was shot in the shoulder and a man was cut by flying glass. >> i just saw people going out
that's all i saw. i covered myself to protect myself. >> the video shows the car speeding away from the scene. police are not sure if the people in the car were involved in the shooting. police are trying to determine if an attack in queens was a hate crime. someone brutally beat a 35-year-old man dressed as a woman in front of his home in jackson heights. police say the attacker repeatedly slammed the victim's head onto the curb. that victim is now in critical condition. detectives are hoping security video in the area will help them identify a suspect. a former fraternity member is speaking out about attempts to cover up the hazing death of a baruch college student. preliminary hearing was held for 5 of the 37 people charged in the 2013 death of chun michael dang. one of the defendants, a former president of the pi delta psy fraternity at baruch testified how he met with the students weeks after he died. they talked about what they should tell police and their lawyers. in new jersey, the city of hoboken wants to float some
aging water system. the move comes after two water mains broke in less tan a week. mayor don zimmer said the city applied for a $5 million loan to help make upgrades. just yesterday a main broke on monroe street and before thanksgiving the city had to deal with a major break on the south side. suez water, formerly united, said some of the pipes are original and they date back to 1870. >> simply they do not have the dollars to invest in the system to make a large enough dent. >> until all the aging mains are replaced, suez says residents can expect an average of two breaks a month and all the headaches that go along with them. 6:37 now. connecticut says a real live grinch ripped off a school fund-raiser not once but twice. waterbury police say a thief stole ten of the largest trees on the lot at saint peter and paul school.
did see a red suv drive off with a tree hanging from the back. >> stealing trees from a catholic school. trying to raise money for the children. >> i hope they realize who and how many people they've affected. >> the thefts are going to cost the school several hundred dollars. that tree sale is the school's biggest fund-raiser. it's done, the money they raise keeps tuition costs down. . it's debuting something new this year. a consumer alert. why some popular children's
bacon and an english muffin with real butter. mcdonald's all day breakfast menu. 6:42 right now. looking at the tappan zee bridge. a couple slipped a record-setting donation into a salvation army kettle in minnesota. you're not going to believe this. they dropped a check for $500,000 in a red kettle in a twin city suburb. the heartwarming donation said it was their way of saying thank you. they want to remain anonymous.
when they first got married and they remember what it's like to be in need. >> good for them. unusual rescue for the fdny. firefighters swooping in. they spotted an injured red tail hawk. near the world trade center. they used a blanket and took it to a nearby station house. one of the firefighters happened to be a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. what's the chance of that? we're told the hawk seems to be in good spirits. there he is. comes one day after two nypd officer in the harbor unit rescued a hawk in the east river. a lot of hawk rescuing going on. >> we have multi-talented first responders. 6:43. a dog that took her own hawaiian vacation will be reunited with her owner today. >> this is bethanie. she's a pembroke welsh corgi. she went missing from seattle to mississippi. bethanie somehow ended up in honolulu after stopping briefly
they're looking into the misconnect as they call it and that the dog is being well cared for but you just don't want the dog to be confused because she's in a totally different environment. >> of course. the experience is scary enough. >> absolutely. >> they put them in the kennel, they go down to the other part of the plane. 6:43. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. that's what they call a misconnect. >> misconnect. >> i feel like i've been misconnected. >> many times. no offense to mississippi. with you the dog in hawaii, put me on that one. >> no problem. >> for us, hawaii sounds pretty good these days. temperatures on the chilly side. it will be a damp day. it continues into tonight. while it gets a little milder tomorrow, the rain doesn't let up all that much. probably later tomorrow night more likely by thursday morning. so in the meantime as we're preparing for the big tree lighting tomorrow evening, 45 degrees. light rain, drizzle, mist. it will be that way throughout the day. november was the warmest november on record.
we did that in 2001 and rainfall total two inches below normal. we're getting more rain than we do need. we're going to see temperatures average close to normal to slightly above. what to expect, wet roads to both commutes. this morning began for the trip home. periods of rain and drizzle throughout the day today. it's damp. it's chilly. only in the 40s, maybe touching 50. east northeast wind. making it feel chillier. mostly mid 40s. 46, 46 floral park. 46 massapequa. up to the north looking at temperatures in the 30s. the freezing rain advisory that's in effect hopefully doesn't materialize for ulster and duchess. it stays in effect for the morning hours. the possibility of a pocket or two of freezing rain. be careful if you're traveling in that direction. we have a lot of rain pushing in our direction. you can see from the south and west warm front/cold front. the first thing is the warm front. that doesn't push through. that's why temperatures push
a lot of green. a lot of rain throughout the area. steadiest staying south of us from monmouth ocean county on south. on and off rain. 8:00 tonight. more rain overnight. generally light. tomorrow morning not too heavy. watch what happens. unfortunately the rain starts to fill on in as we go through time. it looks like the rain could be steady for a time tomorrow afternoon with the actual cold front coming through. this is 8:00, 9:00, 10:00. hopefully we get to the pocket of dryness. lighting. the timing and the rain should be winding down as we get close to the tree lighting point. rain and drizzle, overcast. 50s the best we're going to do. tonight in the upper 40s. some areas of fog. breaking it down for the tree lighting. heading out in the afternoon to get lined up and get a good view, it might be raining at 3:00. showers at 6:00. 54. by 9:00, hopefully down to a couple of sprinkles at 50.
sun and clouds in 50. friday, saturday, sunday, monday, temperatures close to the 50 degree mark. here's lauren scala with the latest on the commute. >> chris, thank you. airport delays out there. arrivals at an average of 56 minutes. that's delayed over at laguardia. no reported delays at new okay or jfk. hitting the roads, live look at the george washington bridge. there is an accident on the in bound upper level. past the toll plaza. shuts down two lanes. 30 minute delay into the toll plaza. 25 minutes at the lincoln and holland. this will only continue to get worse. roupt 9, all lanes shut down in both directions by church roads in the toms river area. heading over to the garden state parkway a few accidents around exit 130. northbound you have an accident there and then one southbound as well. also one on the ramp from the southbound garden state parkway. this area quite messy. cross island, accident still out
all lanes subject to closure. i just got word of an accident on sunrise highway. not a fun ride to work today. we also have subway delays. delays on downtown 6 trains and delays on uptown m and r trains due to signal problems. thanks so much, lauren. 6:47. this year the perelli calendar is looking for women. you can see comedian amy shu ber was chosen for the calendar. tennis star serena williams is featured. yoko owe know, agnes gun. the 77-year-old president of the museum of modern art. honor women for their accomplishments. not that there's anything wrong with super models. some are strong, smart women, too. >> absolutely. >> a different direction is nice. 6:48. up next, kids toys targeted by hackers.
alert for holiday shoppers. hackers have hit the toy maker vtech. personal information of 5 million customers and their children have been compromised. vtech says the hackers targeted their app store accessing the database that has names, birthdays, genders, even the photos of young users. the company says social security, credit card information though was not accessed. you have to be careful. >> sure do. the "today" show coming up in a few minutes. we'll check in with matt and savannah. >> hey, darlene, michael, gooed to see you both.
the first es being cast in the presidential race. so this morning we're breaking down where things stand now. republican hopeful dr. ben carson will join us live. also ahead, are college campuses becoming foo p.c.? the university president touching a nerve with his blog telling students to grow up. then season's savings. tricks to stop yourself from overspedding during the holidays. yes, darlene, it's possible. tell you about that. a live performance from leann rimes and katie holmes will be here when we get started on a tuesday morning although when i woke up i was convinced it was wednesday. >> it's tuesday. >> heard it here first. >> i was saying it was monday. you're doing better than i am, savannah. have a great show, guys. >> see you next week. >> all right. coming up, we're going to check in with chris and see how long this dreary, damp weather is sticking around.
welcome back now. an update on the breaking news in the bronx. a woman found fatally shot inside her apartment. >> "today in new york's" cath ren creag is in the van nest section. you just got new information. >> reporter: indeed, michael and darlene. there was a little boy, a child, a 6-year-old boy inside this house when this shooting happened. police tell us that that little boy, his mother was the one who was shot and killed.
to a hospital to be checked out. according to cops, the suspected gunman is the victim's ex-boyfriend who's also the father of that 6-year-old boy. police are looking for him now. the victim has been identified as 28-year-old shashona rattie began. she was shot once in the head. she lives in this house on pierce avenue. at this point, police not releasing the name of the ex-boyfriend. they believe he's driving a silver colored honda. back to you, darlene and michael. >> kat, thank you. now to tracie strahan in queensville where a hit-and-run driver left two people in the hospital, tracie. >> reporter: those two victims were simply walking past this crown fried chicken on springfield boulevard when they were hit just before 1 :00 this morning. a white infinity was wedged into the side of the building before it was removed. somehow the driver was able to get away. he did not stay. the two people are recovering at northshire lij both in their 20s from broken legs. it remains unclear what led this
the driver may be. back to you. >> thank you, tracie. a jury found former new york assembly speaker sheldon silver guilty on all seven counts. six counts carry sentences of 20 years each. under state law he must immediately give up his assembly seat. today in connecticut joe ganim will be sworn back into his old job as mayor of bridgeport. he was first elected to the post in 1991 but spent seven years in federal prison after he was found guilty of corruption. starting today, chain restaurants here in new york city will be required to post salt warning labels on men use. the salt shaker icon will be posted to menu items that contain at least 2300 milligrams of sodium, that is if you're wondering, about a teaspoon of sodium. >> that's in one item. >> that's right. one meal, lauren. >> oh, boy. everything oh, boy with the commute this morning.
eastern spur of the new jersey turnpike as cars sit there trying to get into the lincoln tunnel. >> oh, wow. >> reports of an accident. avoid an accident on the in bound upper level of the george washington bridge. 30 minute delays out there both of them. in addition to that, talk about other problems on the roads. accident on route 46. garden state parkway. >> wet commute. wet commute, chris. >> wet this morning, wet middle of the day, tonight, into tomorrow, too. storm tracker shows just enough to make the roads slick. the big day tomorrow is the tree lighting. looks like we'll be dealing with temperatures in the 50s and probably the possibility of some rain. the rain probably light by the time we flip the switch. the heavy stuff should be gone by then. on and off rain, drizzle tonight and tomorrow. 50 today. 55 tomorrow. drying out by thursday.