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that's getting on to the lincoln tunnel there. expect delays with that. a disabled in carnie on route 7 southbound. that's in your right lane. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> thanks so much, emily. 4:59 right now. now to the san bernardino shooting. this morning we know much more about the killers and the arsenal they left behind. the new information from police comes as the community rallies. people gathered in a stadium there last night to remember the 14 victims killed and to pray for the 21 others who were injured. "today in new york's" michael gargiulo was at that vigil, and he's in san bernardino. michael, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, darlene. good to see you again. yeah, we were at that vigil last night in a stadium not far from here. it was very, very emotional. we're going to talk about that in a second. we also want to talk about what happened down the road from wh anere wa are on waterman avenue
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we learned in graphic detail what went on here. now we may be closer to learning not only how but why it happened. sources tell nbc news that syed farook appears to have been radicalized radicalized. he was in touch with people in los angeles with extreme views and also with people overseas who wanted to wage jihad here in erica. as for the attack itself, nbc ha o learned farook and his wife may have tried to modify one of the semiautomatic weapons they had to fire on full auto like a mal chine gun. that apparently did not work, but they were still able to unleash a barrage of up to 75 shots for people gathered there for a holiday party in a single room, leaving a gruesome scene for one of the first police officers who got into the room where 14 people lay dead. >> to be honest, you guys, it was a little surreal. you know, you train for it and know your job is dealing in
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yet, i did the job i was supposed to do. my job is to go in there and, you know, people don't call the police because they're having a great day. they call becauseiehere's tragedy going on. this was tragedy that i'd never experienced in my career. >> reporter: and darlene, last night,ias you sa , we were at san manuel stadium. it's just a coupli minutes from here. the community came together for a vigil. one of the most powerful moments for us was when they turned off the stadium lights and remembered by name the 14 people who lost their lives in that inland regional center just down the road from where we are. it really was a very, very emotional moment. we wer in this stadium, the lights were on, people were speaking. all of the sudden they turn the lights off. all you could see were the candles that the people heas. it was a very, very emotional time because you realize that this really impacts the community. people know each other. they go by this regional center a lot.
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didn't want their community defined by what happened her on wednesday, but they know it's a long, long road back. >> and michael, yesterday we were listening to lieutenant mike madden, who was, i think, one of the more compelling interviews we heard yesterday. he talked about his experience and his boss said this is a guy who was born here, raised here, who went to high school here. so it's like you said, these people feel very, very attached to their town. >> reporter: they re ally do. i have to tell you something about lieutenant madden. that press conference took place right by the inland regional center, and i felt that it was very emotional for him to be talking about it so close to where it actually happed.ewgovernor jerry brown was here. there was security, almost presidential style, secret service style security from california state police. but when lieutenant madden was speaking, you could just see, because he was talking about it. he could see where it happened. it was right there at the scene.
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emseotional impact on him. >> michael gargiulo in san bernardino. michael, good to hear from you. we'll talk to ou again in a little bit. and we're hearing this morning about how a trip to the bathroom likely saved the lives of one of the people who was inside attending that holiday leoration. food inspector patrick baccari had gone to the men's room just minutes before that massacre began. he said he was reachin for a paper towel when a puff of dry wall hit his face. then he heard an explosion from the other side of that wall. he and another man who were inside that bathroom held the door closed with their feet. >> i look back at the mirror, see i'm bloodied on my face. he wasn't going to be able to get in. i guess if he did, it would have en over our dead bodies. >> baccari showed a cubicle with the alleged gunman. they were also seated at the same table during that party. this morning, we're learning ch more about the victims of
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ones who knew them best. "today in new york's" katherine creag is i the newsroom with thaise. kat? >> darlene, the people killed made a difference in many lives, their friends and family have said. nearly all of them worked foo the county. the worked with mentally and physically challenged people. they were health workers who made sure restaurants followed the rules, environmental workers who made sure people had safe drinking water. in fact, michael wetzel, a father of six young children, coached kids' soccer. and there's sierra clayboag. relatives say she loved protecting people as a health inspector. nicolas thalasinos worked in the health department. as we hear from relatives of the wounded, one woman's daughter still has bullets lodged in her stomach. she talked with lester holt. >> i noticed my phone kept going off, so i picked it up finally and asked my patient if it would
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because it's from my daughter. she said, of course. so i picked up the and she told me she'd been shot. you heard a lot of noise in the background on the phone. >> such gripping stories. as we mentioned, thalasinos lived in new jersey for quite a while. his widow believes her hus nd was targeted. you'll hear from her in the next half hour. heep wat only 52 years old. darlene, t victims killed range in age from 26 to 60. the youngest victim killed gave birth to a baby boy just last year and married o her high school sweetheart. back to you. >> one tragic story after another. all riiht, kat. thank you. you can read more about the victims on our website, nbcnewyork.com. > let's get a check of weather and traffic. let's begin with chris cimino in the weather center. >> all right, guys. we're starting out today with a clear sky, cool temperatures. it's a quiet morning. lots of sunshine heading our way throughout the day today.
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again. normal high is upper 40s. we'll get to the low 50s. our first forecast, starting out at 43 in town. a lot of 30s in the suburbs. low 50s by id to late afternoon with a full day of sunshine. let's find out about the commute. how are things rolling along, emily? >> mass tra it is doing great. that's the way you want to go today i since dt's a gridlock i ert day. for your commuter checklist, everything is running on schedule. subways are fine. buses are okay. we had a couple detours with new yoemrk city buses, butusot anymore. everything has resumed. and alternate side, meter rules are in effect. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> thank you, emily. and just into our newsroom, police are investigating rape in queens. this is new video. our photographer in jackson heights. police told him a woman was raped on 83rd street near 30th avenue. it appears this happened in a driveway between two houses. we're working to get more information from police about
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to follow the story on the air and online as we get more details. >> be> right now an update i the investigation of a possible hate crime in manhattan. police release video of the man they say punched an employee at a jewish bookstore. oday in new york's" lori bordonaro is back at the bookstore on the upper west side. lori? >>s, reporter: darlene, the new video shows that man before he allegedly began ranting against jews, claiming to be muslim. take a look here at the video. you can actually see tha man there at the counter inside the bookstore wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt. he allegedly made anti-semitic remarks to the store manager on monday. he then went outside he store. ac rding to his friend, he was pacing and ranting about killing jews, claiming he was muslim. when the manager went outside to see what was ham ppening, the man punched him in the head and took off on a razor scooter. the victim is okay, but police are now investigating this as a
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darlene and pat, they say the suspect a teenager, possibly in his early 20s. they're asking anyone who may recognize him from this video to call crime stoppers. that's the latest from here on the upper west side. back to you. >> all right, lori bordonaro. thank you. new this morning, the front man of '90s grunge group stone temple pilots has died. scott weiland was the haunting voice behind stp's hits "interstate love song,"t"plush," and "creep" to name a few. he was also the lead singer for velvet revolver. yoweiland had a long history of substance abuse. he was 48 years old. police are searching for answers after l man opened fire on a busy brooklyn street, llinthg a man, injuring a woman, and then turning the gun on himself.
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anlling a 44-year-old man and injuring a 33-year-old woman. police say he then shot himself in the head. news 4 spoke to the brother of one of the men who died in that shooting. he refused to give him name. >> it's skra crazy. i can't believe it.ethat's why i'm here. >> the woman is now in stable condition. police believe the shooting ay be connected to a domestic incident. police have arrested more than 20 people after a protest marking the one-year anniversary of the grand jury decision in the eric garner case. protesters were outside gracie mansion, demanding mayor de blasio fire officer daniel pant lay yoe. the grand jury's decision not to indict pant lay yoe sparks days of protests. and verizon has fall frighten the top spot of wireless carriers ranked by consumer reports.
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it is the first time verizon has cantrriers. the consumer report's rankings e.se customer reports on value, te thxting, data speeds, along with other categories. just ahead, tak buing a toll on your wallet for sure. exactly how much more drivers are going to be shelling out at port authority bridges and tunnels come monda morning. plus, throw it out. concerns over a product solh re in our area. and we will have your weather and traffic the 4s when we cn e back.
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it's 5:14. here are four things to know this morning. police have released the names of all 14 victims killed in the shooting in san bernardino. they also revealed the suspects have thousands of rounds of ammunition and pipe bombs. and scott weiland, the long-time singer of '90s rock bag nd stone temple pilots, has died at the age of 48. the cdc says a recalled
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been linked to salmonella. and if you use one of the port authority crossings, gather up your loose change and get ready for a toll increase. it starts sunday. cash tol going up to $15. that's a lot of change. e-zpass tolls going up as well. >> everything going up. nothing ever goes down. tolls never go down, chris. funny thing. >> no, but temperatures go down. that's where we're going this morning, but we're backoo up this ekena. a nice sunny stretch of weather coicming our way with today carrying right on through the weekend with above-normal temperatures rolling on. close call middle of next week with some rain. looks like the bulk of that system s going to stay offshore. at least that's the latest computer information we're seeing. princeton, 42. red bank and point pleasant both at 38. to wms river, 34. ou ift east across long island, 34 at islip.
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29 in poughkeepsie. where the wind is limhter and the sky is clear, temperatures have dropped off quite a bit. the wind is still ster irring to the north and west. recess time, about 47. plenty of sun ar nd. dismissal time, about 52 degrees. aryfter school, getting a little chillier. temperatures drop to the upper 40 os. high school football games tonight, a little chilly. temperatures dropping into the lower 40s. you see some patchy clouds to the north and west of the city right now. there's not really much coming out of them, obviously. it's just a dry air mass that's in pl ane. the cloud cover in northwest new jersey is what's keeping those temperatures up right now. the sky is clear from the city east, temperatures dropping off a little bit. those clouds should dissipate upon sunrise. temperatures as we work our way through the weekend, low 50s tomorrow, mid-50s, and upper 50s in some locations on sunday. a quiet day monday. tuesday into wednesday, we're going to watch a coastal storm. looks like the bulk of it is going to stay offshore.
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etween 45 and 50. looks like the bum lk of that rain stutays offshore. big game going on, jets at giants. ueds fguny because it's the hehomefield for both teams, but it's a giant home game. kickoff at 1:00. should be about 58 degrees. nice afternoon for a december football game. there's going to be a lot of folks and a lot of heated competition in that one. 52 and 53 today and tomorrow. we cool to the upper 4 tue fsday and wednesday with a few clou s. maybe a few showers later wednesday into thursday. emily west in for lauren scala thatis morning. what's the commute looking like? >> we have some subway delays on the uptown d train. it's running express 145th to 161st street there are signal problems. now, the turnpike eastern spur southbound, crash here. at's around 16e. that takes up the left lane. you can see the delays before and after. then a disabled in carnie on ro taute 7 southbound.
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that takes up a right lane. let's take a live look at gowanus this morning, where that's moving along nicely. keep in mind the bqe, the off-ramp to the brooklyn bridge, still have road work there. connecticut turnpike, no delays. everything moving along without any problems. still some road work. first, the verrazano is closed, the staten island bound upper level. hopefully everything will wrap up pretty soon. alternate side, meter rules in effect. we'll have more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> thanks so much, emily. 5:18 right now. this morning, the mass shooting in california has thrust the issue of gun control back into the spotlight in washington. tracie potts is live in washington this morning wating all of the political fallout. tracie? >> reporter: hey, darlene. yeah, we have a couple things happening. first of all, what's happening on the hill, gun control. and some other issues now connected with this. d the investigation, the justice department says they're
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jihadist connections they've uncovered actually motivated the shitooters. >> their loss is our loss too, i' for we're all one american family. reporter: but not all on the same page when it comes to aling with violence. >> what gives us the right to hold moments of silence when we do nothing to act upon the cause of the grief? >> reporter: rand paul wants concealed carry permits in d.c. >> it's nearly impossible to be ablyle to have a gun with you if yohau were to see an active shooter. >> reporter: california's barbara boxer is urgony lawmakers to outlaw automatic weapons. >> these weapons of war, they just don't belong d our streets and in our communities. >> on this vote, the yeas are 45, nays, 54. >> reporter: a senate vote to keep people on the terror watch list from buying guns failed. preventing gun sales to the mentally ill failed. expanding background checks to gun shows and internet sales, failed. officials say it's still unclear what motivated the california shooting.
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earlier, whether this is woets place rage or something larger or a comb ation of both. >> i'm convinced it was a terrorist attack. that these people were inspired by isis. >> you look at the names, you look at what's happened, you tell me. >> it's becoming clearer that we are dealing with an act of thterrorism. >> reporter: but not clear at all what, if anything, washington will do about it. now, a couple of republican senators sent a letter to homeland security. they're demanding the immigration history of these two shooters. back to you. >> all right, tracie potts in washington. tracie, thank you. an, new jersey lawmakers say they'll try again to override governor christie's veto of a gun control law. the assembly fell just three votes short yesterday. that's one day after the california mass shooting. the bill requires local police to be notified when someone asks a judge to erase their mental health records in order to buy a gun. well, today officers in one department on long island begin
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they're trying to respond to san bernardino-style assaults. 200 nassau county officers are also getting special fire power. they got an emergency shipment of 150 s.w.a.t. style rifles. officers will carry those weapons and shields in their patrol cars. that will allow a quicker rekesponseinn the event of a threat of an active shooter. >> this is a tremendous advantage in a gunfight of the type we're seeing now. >> nassau officers will also get aining on how to help victims in the event of a mass shooting. 5:21 right now. this morning, the big announcement. who is playing the halftime show at the super bowl. plus, it's being called the miracle in motown. see the play that stunned players and fans and obviously had twitter going crazy this
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welcome back. 5:24. it's 43 degreesnand it's friday. well, coldplay's new album is out today, but that's not the big news from the bands. they're playing the halftime show at super bowl 50. >> it'll be wonderful. hope to see you there. >> the band made the announcement last night. in the news release from the
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play.kino word yet on who else could join the show. >> i heard whisperings. >> of? >> i can't tell. it's breaking news. >> she's going to keep it a secret. we're going to have to squeeze it out. >> in a commercial break. well, thursday night football ended with one of the most memorable plays of the season. i heard my husband and son screaming. >> a everybody went crazy. >> yes. >> they're calling it the miracle in motown. >> in trouble. it's going to get there. he tafned 32 yesterday. in the end zone, it is caught for the win! >> the packers beat the lions on a last-second hail mary. packers quarterback aaron rodgers threw more than 60 yards as the clock expired. the lions committed a penalty on the previous play that gave the packers a chance. that's like a basketball play, right. last second, throw it, and try to get it in the basket. that's pretty incredible stuff.
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hence, they're called hail marys. that was amazing to see. lions find a lot of ways to lose. must be tough being a lions fan. i thought it was tough being a jets fan. but our football weather this weekend around here will be pretty nice. it starts today with ltaots of sunshine. temperatures will climb to the low 50s. not going to see a lot of wind. nice and quiet. heading out for your friday night, just bundle up. 37ac in the city. closer to 30 in the suburbs. over the weekend, we hold on to the sunshine. bit time we get to sunday, we're ins, the mid to upper 50s. >> nice. i like that. >> that's good to have a weekend before everything goes awry. right, emily? >> yes, i still have to get thusose holiday pictures done. maybe we can get the kids out this weekend. >> good luck getting the little ones to pose for a picture. >> well, we have subway delays this morning. a few trains running express, the 2 and 4 from franklin avenue to atlantic avenue.
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a live look at the l.i.e., grand central parkway. a little bit of light volume. seems everything is moving along just fine. >> all right. emily, thank you. it's 5:26. it's a friday morning. we're going to take a quick break and be back. lots more ahead, including the latest on the shooter in san bernardino. plus, an attack on the sug bway. what a woman says this man did to her. and the important moment that took place overhight in paris. and if you're heading out the door, we'd like to go too. take us along. keep watching "today in new york." just download the news 4 new york app on your mobile device. it's free.
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right now, a community coming together in grief as police reveal more about the couple behind the massacre in california. plus, at the site of another horrific attack, this morning an attempt to return to normal. the symbolic step overnight in paris. and this morning, a new look at a man wanted for a possible hate crime inside a local bookstore. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everyone. friday morning, it is december 4th.
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>> and i'm pat battle in for michael gargiulo, who's out in california covering the shooting. is here with the forecast. >> good morning. temperatures mostly between 40 and 45 in and around the five boroughs. jersey city, 45 degrees. further north and west you go, it does drop off a bit. 29 in pugh oughkeepsie poughkeepsie. 28 in westhampton. long branch, 39 degrees. skies clear from the city on east. we expect bright sunshine for the middle of the day. not too much in the way of wind. forecasting a high in the low 50s. emily west, friday morning commute. how is it treating us so far? >> if you plan on taking the d train, this just cleared. it was running express. the 2 and the 4, you will find uptown trains running express. franklin avenue to atlantic avenue. turnpike eastern spur southbound, crash here by 16e.
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the verrazano is closed staten island bound upper level. more weather and traffic coming up. >> thank you, emily. we're following breaking news in cairo this morning. this is brand new video. look at that. incredible. egyptian state-run media reporting that three men on motorcycles threw molotov cocktails into a nightclub there. you can see that thick black smoke just pouring out of the front of the building. nbc news confirms that 16 people have been killed, three others were hurt. it appears there was a disagreement between nightclub employees and the men who allegedly threw those fire bombs into that building. 5:32 right now on this friday morning. now to the san bernardino shooting. this morning we know much more about the killers and the arsenal they left behind. people gathered there in a stadium last night to remember the 14 victims killed and to pray for the 21 who were hurt. meanwhile, police revealed the suspects had thousands of rounds of ammunition and also several pipe bombs. "today in new york's" michael
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we'll check in with him for the latest on the investigation coming up at 6:00. and this morning, we're learning much more about the victims of the shooting from the loved ones who knew them best. "today in new york's" katherine creag is in our newsroom with that side of the story. >> these 14 people made impacts for so many people. one woman, in fact, fled iran to escape islamic extremists. another woman came from vietnam as a child as her parents and grandparents pursued the american dream. 12 of the 14 worked for the county as health inspectors, environmental workers who did everything from inspecting restaurants to making sure people had safe drinking water. michael wetzel, a father of six young children, including a baby, coached kids' somer. sierra clayborn loved protecting people as a health inspector, her relatives said. and nicholas thalasinos worked as a health inspector and also
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previously. co-workers describe him as one of the hardest working people they ever knew. he was also a devout messianic jew. his wife believes he was targeted. >> he never had anything bad to say about him. he believed in the jewish tradition. i feel that my husband was basically martyred. >> and the victims killed range in age from 26 to 60. a few of them had newborns in their lives. either they or their spouses gave birth in the last year. many of the wounded remain critical. we hear from one woman whose daughter was shot coming up in the next half hour. back to you. >> all right, katherine creag up in the newsroom. thank you. one sheriff in upstate new york is making news for comments made following the shootings in california. ulster county sheriff is urging licensed gun owners in his
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with them after the mass shootings in paris and here in the united states. the post drew hundreds of comments both in support of and against the idea. he says he's not trying to drum up a militia, but he considers police partners with the public in crime prevention. you can read much more as well about what happened in san bernardino on our website, nbcnewyork.com. it's 5:35. let's get a check of weather and traffic. chris, 50s in december. >> not bad at all. certainly going to stay that way not only today but right through the upcoming weekend and into the start of next week. there's really no sign of any cold air heading our way any time soon. the longer we go, the better we are. clear, quiet morning right now. bright sunshine throughout the day today. temperatures a bit above normal today. several degrees above normal through the weekend. just a light breeze out of the northwest this afternoon. first forecast, right now in the city we're at 43. a few upper 20s way north and
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look for the clouds early on in morning in some locations. a bright and sunny day. should be in the low 50s by this afternoon. almost 5:36. let's find out about the commute from emily west. >> a couple things on the upper east river crossings. the whitestone might be the way you want to go. on the throgs neck bronx bound, an accident causing they are e ing ing delays. with the trains, the 2 and the 4 uptown running express, franklin avenue to atlantic avenue. had earlier problems with the d train, that's resumed. commuter checklist, friday morning ride looks okay. same with the buses. no delays there. alternate side, meter rules are in effect. more weather and traffic coming up. >> thank you, emily. and new this morning, paris is showing another sign of recovering from its terror rampage. one of the cafes hit reopened today.
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welcome any signs of returning to life as normal. right now, an update in the investigation of a possible hate crime in manhattan. police released ed video of the man they say punched a bookstore employee. lori bordonaro is there. what's the latest? >> reporter: darlene, we've learned that suspect may be a teenager or in his early 20s. police believe he is responsible for a hate crime here at this jewish gift and bookstore. take a look at this new video police just released. you can see the man at the counter. they're hoping someone will recognize this guy. he went into the west side judaica and made threats against the manager. the man then went outside the store. he was pacing and ranting about killing jews, claiming he was muslim. when the manager went outside to see if everything okay, the man punched him in the head. according to the victim's friend, he's fine but he's shaken up.
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in this neighborhood very upset about this incident. police say that the man took off on a razor scooter. they're asking anyone who may recognize him to call crimestoppers. the number is 1-800-577-tips. back to you. >> lori board for that bordonaro on the upper west side. in brooklyn, police are looking for the person you see there. they say he punched a 42-year-old man in the back of the head while yelling anti-white statements. authorities are investigating the attack as a hate crime. it happened in williamsburg on wednesday. the vik tick ctim was knocked to the ground. if you have information, please give police a call. and in the bronx, police say a woman was sexually assaulted as she slept on the d train. now they're looking for her attacker. this is a sketch of the suspect. investigators say the 22-year-old woman woke up to find this man allegedly touching her breasts. it happened last sunday at the bedford park boulevard station. the woman pushed the man away
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if you recognize the man, please contact police. we're now learning what caused that deadly brooklyn building explosion in october. we're told a tenant, 48-year-old francisca figueroa, intentionally started the fire. they say she spread gasoline around the hallway and her apartment before igniting the blast. figueroa and a neighbor died in the flames. and in elizabeth, new jersey, a second victim has died from a house explosion that happened there last month. the victim, 26-year-old kimayha henderson was one of the people hurt in the blast. she was a special education teacher in newark. investigators say a gas leak caused the explosion. the first casualty femi brown was killed when the duplex was destroyed. lori berenson's parents fought for her release by peru for years. she arrived yesterday at kennedy
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she was convicted of helping a violent marxist group. she spent 15 years in peruvian prisons. the pentagon is now lifting the final ban on women in combat roles. special operations units like the marines, navy s.e.a.l.s and army rangers were the last holdouts. by the end of the year, women can be full-fledged members of those units. female fighting troops must be fully accommodated by april. >> our military will be better able to harness the skills and perspectives that talented women have to offer. >> the move is hitting some resistance in washington. california congressman duncan hunter warn it will degrade america's military capacity. they're looking for donations for wreaths to place at the cemetery at west point military academy. we're told volunteers are about
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7,000 grave sites at west point. the event scheduled this saturday. each year the group wreaths across america lays wreaths at arlington national cemetery and others across the country. and coming up, who's putting up a fight against new york city's new salt warning labels. plus, days after announcing he's hiv positive, we'll tell you who's suing charlie sheen. and weather and traffic on the 4s is coming up.
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welcome back. 5:44. looking at our beautiful rockefeller center christmas tree. nice day to come out and see it today. 43 degrees. it's going to be a nice weekend, right, to come to rockefeller center and visit the tree. >> oh, indeed. they will come. it's nice. you bring the family, bring the kids. they're not freezing. >> get pictures. >> absolutely. it'll be in the 50s probably saturday and sunday. even this afternoon gets close to the low 50s before the day is through. it's starting out in the chill ler ier 40s right now in the city. no rain or snow to worry about for the next several days. as we go through the holiday season, hanukkah begins sunday
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43 degrees with a clear sky. weather headlines, we're talking about this nice stretch of weather continuing into the weekend. above-normal temperatures stay on a role. close call with a coastal system middle of next week. right now the trend is to keep it offshore. we'll wait on that one. meantime, reason the numbers in northwest new jersey aren't that chilly, cloud cover. cloud cover overnight tends to keep the heat trapped toward the ground. but where it's clear, look what happened. temperatures dropped to the 20s in poughkeepsie. in the city, we're at 43. long branch this hour at 39 degrees. it's a cool day. not a cold day though. normal high is 47 for this time of year. we should make it to about 52 this afternoon with a fair amount of sunshine. you sew that milky color hear. there's just some cloud cover to deal with early this morning. as high pressure builds in, that cloud cover should dissipate. you see the cloud line. it goes across the new jersey border, encroaching on the city.
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aren't going to drop very much. it's still clear across long island, connecticut, and parts of the hudson valley. i think the thicker clouds stay to the north throughout the day. further north, you'll find more clouds. from the city on south, nothing really but sunshine anticipated for the afternoon. then your friday night looks nice and clear. we move forward into saturday. good too. plenty of sunshine. the clouds stay way to the north and west throughout the day. high pressure really takes hold saturday night and sunday. for today, patchy clouds early and blue sky and sunshine for the afternoon. a high of 52 degrees. friday night looks good too. clear, a little chillier, 37 in the city. closer to 30 in some of the suburbs. the weekend in a nutshell looks good. nice one saturday, 53. milder sunday, 56. next week we stay mild to start. monday, some clouds, 54. watch that storm along the coast. we'll get some cloud cover, maybe some wind. looks like most of the showers stay offshore.
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for lauren this morning. what's the latest? >> starting to see it get a little busy through acquaintance. you can see the l.i.e. slowdowns near the kew gardens interchange. let's take a live look at the fdr. still construction on east 6th street to 63rd. this is southbound at 79th. dealing with that crowding. also a look at the throgs neck bridge where there's a crash bronx bound. you can see the flashing lights in the distance. the backup from that crash goes back to the cross island. you can see the delays stretching back on to the clear view. it's going to be a slow go there. the rfk triboro bridge, a disabled taking up the right lane. island. you can go with the lower level. north of the city, a crash on the taconic just before 84. road. that's causing some delays. also with the trains this morning, the 2 and the 4 uptown
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to atlantic avenue. looks okay. you want to take mass transit today. gridlock alert day in effect today. it is going to be busy on the roads. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> all right, emily. thank you. the driver accused of plowing into five pedestrians last december in herald square is headed to jail. the 35-year-old pleaded guilty to charges, including vehicular assault. investigators say she was you should the influence of drugs and alcohol when she crashed her car. as she tried to flee the scene, she went up on the sidewalk, pinning a person against a building. police are searching for two robbers this morning suspected of hitting three midtown jewelry stores. here's surveillance video from the latest heist. they held up madison jewelers at 38th and broadway wednesday afternoon. they allegedly got away with more than $100,000 worth of watches, diamonds, and other valuables. one worker who didn't want to be
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>> i was in shock because, like, i just -- never happened to me before. it was my first time seeing someone put a gun to my face. >> workers say the thieves placed a single bullet on the counter before taking off. if you have any information, please contact police. a new report is calling some of those quarantines we saw during the ebola scare stupid and wrong. one high-profile case was nurse kaci hickox. her medical confinement in newark, new jersey, resulted in a lawsuit against governor chris christie. a new report is out from yale university and the american civil liberties union says a lot of people were quarantined by politically motivated politicians. and an ex-fiance over charlie sheen is suing him over his admission of having hiv. she claims he didn't disclose he had hiv until after they had sex several times.
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vigorously fight her claims. new york city's new salt warning law is just three days old. now we have to see how it shakes out in court. you like what i did there? the law requires a salt shaker symbol to appear on chain restaurant menus next to high-sodium dishes. they say the city's overstepping its power by requiring that symbol. the former nypd officer who came to be known as the cannibal cop is off the hook. the federal appeals court in manhattan upheld a lower court decision that threw out his convictions. the appellate court says he was merely fantasize ing when he talked in chat rooms about killing and eating women. the court ruled fant saysed about violence is not a crime. school is out for a connecticut college student charged with jumping the white house fence on thanksgiving day. the attorney for joseph caputo says the university of bridgeport refuses to let him
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his lawyer tells news 4 the school believes he committed a community standards violation. he's pleaded not guilty to charges of unlawful entry. no jokes from comedian jon stewart, just a lot of serious talk about the zadroga act. he went to capitol hill yesterday to lobby congress to extend that funding bill that pays for the health care of first responders who were sickened at ground zero. the fund is running out of money. stewart calls any failure by congress to help those ailing heroes, quote, insane. >> but there is no bill more worthy and solid than the one for 9/11 first responders. permanent health care, fully funded with the victims' compensation fund. >> while stewart did make some progress, he got senator rob portman of ohio to sign on to the extension bill as a sponsor. 5:51 right now. still to come, what amazon says it will do to fix traffic problems many one new jersey
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that's more than your venti latte. starbucks already delivers here in new york, but only within the empire state building. order a bunch so the 5.99 isn't that bad. >> and spread it out amongst your office mates. >> take the walk. >> you trial ying to tell me something? you want to take a walk today or walking weather. temperatures this afternoon climb to the low 50s. there will be some patchy clouds this morning. then it turns mostly sunny. tonight, clear and chilly. bundle up if you're heading out. closer to 30 in the suburbs. the weekend forecast, lots of sunshine both saturday and sunday. looking at 53 on saturday and 56 on sunday. so when you're talking temperatures like that, first weekend of december, we're sitting pretty. >> we are sitting pretty.
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>> also pretty, hey, emily. >> well, we have subway delays. not so pretty at all. the 2 and 4 uptown trains running express franklin avenue to atlantic avenue. starting to get crowded on the roadways. it's gridlock alert day today. here's a look at the belt parkway by jfk. that's going to be the westbound ride. it's getting a little slow there. also coming up at 6:00, we have trouble with the throgs neck bridge. i'll give you all those details on the way. >> emily, thank you. we think. amazon now going to stagger its employees shifts to ease traffic in one new jersey town. it's an update to a story we told you about yesterday. people who live near this fulfillment center in robbinsville complained about gridlock during rush hour caused by amazon's 4,000 employees all leaving at once. the town's mayor had even threatened to sue. now they'll stagger them. >> you can understand. 4,000 employees in a small town. all right. 5:56. coming up next, new details about the couple behind the california mass shootings.
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stories of the 14 victims of the attack. our own michael gargiulo will be live in san bernardino with an update. and if you are heading out the door, be so kind as to take us with you. just keep watching "today in new york." it's free. it's on your mobile device. you can do it right now. we're coming back in two minutes. then.
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now at 6:00, hundreds gather to pay tribute to those killed in the san bernardino shooting as we learn new details about the couple behind the killing spree. new this morning, chaos at a cairo nightclub when a revenge attack leaves at least 16 people dead. plus, this morning the music world mourning one of the biggest stars of '90s rock. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everyone. it's friday morning. it is december 4th. i'm darlene rodriguez.
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california at the scene of the mass shooting. we're going to hear from him live in a moment. >> first, we want to check with weather and traffic. we'll start with chris cimino, who's here with the forecast. good morning, chris. >> good morning, darlene and pat. we're talking about temperatures this morning in and close to the city milder in the 40s. down the shore, a little chillier right now. we're down to 34 in toms river. point pleasant at 38. go inland, it's lower 40s. the reason for that, typically we'd see these temperatures a little colder here. we've got cloud cover. the cloud cover is keeping the temperatures up overnight. sussex is 42. morristown is 43. ite plains, where it's clear, 31. out east in westhampton where you can see how the cloud cover can really have an back on those temperatures overnight and during the early morning hours. the clouds are expected to break up through the morning. any early cloud cover giving way to a good deal of blue sky and sunshine through the day today. noontime, we should be closing in on 50.
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the difference today, not much in the wind department. loveok for a high this afternoon of 52 degrees. that's only the begin of what's the going to be an even milder retch of weather into the weekend. we'll talk about that in a bit. in for lauren scala this morning, here's emily west. a disabled on the bqe ea istund near exit 33. that's in the right lane. some delays are beginning to build with that. also, we have quite a few delays. let's take a live look ah the throgs neck bridge this morning where there's an accident bronx bound. you can see all the flashing lights. two lanes taken up bro j bound. also, two lanes taken up going the other direction. that's for emergency crews. let's head back to the maps. it goes all the way back to the clear view. pretty much even the cross island and clear screw. delay -- clear view. whitesto is the way to go. mor,re weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> thank you so much, emily. 6:01 right now. turning to the latest in the san bernardino shoot. the motive behind the deadly attack still a mystery. we're learning new details about the couple accused in the
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nbc news' jay gray is in san bernardino with the latest. y? >> reporter: this grieving city gathered overnight. >> i just want to mourn with with the rest of the family that lost loved ones. >> reporter: searching for he strength that comes in being together and answers as the sh yock of the last 24 hours gives waely now to the painful reality here. a reality that few u stand the way lieutenant mike madden does. >> the smell of gun powder in the air. >> reporter: madden was one of the first officers on the scene the morning of the attack. >> it was unspeakable. the carnage that we were seeing, the number of people who were injured, and unfortunately already dead, and the pure panic on the faces of those individuals. >> reporter: those images frame the investigation that continues right now. police and federal agents poring over evidence pulled f m the home of syed farook and tashfeen malik, including computers and cell phones that according to
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talking with people in the u.s. d overseas during the past year who showed an interest in radical jihad. >> this took days, weeks, if not months to plan out. there's nothing impulsive about this shooting at all. >> reporter: a military-style assault carried out by a couple that had as many as ten pipe bombs and 4500 rounds of ammunition inside their home, leadnng some to wonder if follow-up attacks may have been a part of their plan. >>te we don't know at tsas point the extent of their plans. we do not know their motivations. >> reporter: as investigators try to understand why, at least 14 families face a much more difficult question, how they'll move on in the face of all that's lost he. memorials and prayer ser duvices are scheduled through the weekend here as this community continues to grieve the eight
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in san berna ino, i'm jay grey. ay. >> and this morning we're learning more about the victims of that shooting spree. 14 colleagues gunned down attendin a holiday office party. "today in new york's" katherine creag is in our newsroom with their stories. kat? >> the people wounded, friends and fami said they had no reason to ever think that they wes re in danger. they had g hered for that holida party at work. we're learning so much about them. 12 of the 14 worked for the county. one worked with mentally and physical cinllenged people. they were health workers who made sure restaurants were properly inspected, environmental work who are made sure people had safe drinking water. michael wetzel, a father of six young children. damian means, a health worker, played santa claus for children. sierra claybo , relatives say she loved protecting people as a health inspector. and nicholas thalasinos worked in the health department. he also lived in jackson, new jersey, for many years. asat we hear from the relatives of the wounded, one woman's
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dged in her body she was asked about her sense of securian. >> it's just crazy. things are just kind of out of control. and i don't have any sense of, you know, what to do. i got to tell you, i just keep focusing on the fact that my daughter -- i didn't get that phone call that those other families got. >> and as we mentioned, one of the people killed, nicholas thalasinos, lived in new jersey, worked for cape may county. you'll hear from is widow in the next half hour. he was 52 years old. pat, the victims killed range in age from 26 to 60. each one of them has a story to tell. the youngest victim killed had a baby boy just last year. she was married to her high school sweetheart. back to you, pat. >> reading their stories online, it's just heartbreaking. one youngifoman scheduled to be married next year. she and her boyfriend planning to buy a house. just awful. live for the moment.
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and stay with nbc news for continuing coverage the california shootings. you'll find updates on nbcnewyork.com as well. 6:05. we're going to check weather and traffic on this friday morning. looking ahead to a really nice weekend, chris. >> we really are. a beautiful stretch of w ther coming our way starting with today. we have patchy clouds out to the west. it should be a quiet morning. thind really to worry about. we return to bright sunshin later on today. rough the day and through the upcoming weekend too. temperatures above normal this afternoon. we should get to low 50s. normal high isof47. breeze is not as strong, northwesterly at ameut 10 miles an hour. some clouds out there right now at 44 degrees. we expect a high probably in the low 50s this afternoon. by 3:00, looking at 52 degrees. even better news for the weekend. we'll talk about that in a bit. let's talk commute right now with emily. >> the uptown 2 and 4 trains running express franklin avenue to atlantic avenue due to signal problems this morning.
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commuter checklist. erything is on schedule for your friday. the subways, of course told you about the 2 and the 4, everything else is okay. e buses, no detours or delays. alternate side, meter rules in effect. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4 rz. >> okay, emily. thank you. breaking news now from egypt. we're seeing dramatic scenes of a deadly attack on a cairo restaurant and nightclub. smoke and flames could be seen billowing from the building. we're told 16 people were killed. what made this worse, the restaurant was in the basement. we're hearing threersasked men threw a fire bomb. police belief ve this involved a dispute between workers and management. new this morning from paris, signs of life getting bouk to normal after that city's terror rampage. one of the cities hit by a barrage of bullets reopened today. most local residents say they welcome today's reopening. and new this morning, a
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charts in the 1990s has died. scott weiland was the haunting voice behind stp's hits of "interstate love song," "plush," and "creep" to name a few. he later started the band velvet revolver. his wife says he died in his sleep while on tour. weiland was 48 years old. in brooklyn, police are searching for answers after a gunman opened fire on a busy street, killing a man and injuring a woman before turning the gun on himself. this exclusive video shows the gunman hopping out of a car on east 91st streec in east flat bush last night. he then opened fir into another car, killing a 44-year- nold man and injuring a 33-year-old woman. police say he then shot himself in the head. news 4 spoke to the brother of one of the men who died in the shooting. he refused to give his name. >> it's crazy. i can't believe it. that's why i'm here. i'm doing this thing that i'm bing right now is divine.
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i don't know anything else. >> the woman is now in stable condition. police believe the shooting may be connected to a domestic incident. we're now learning what caused that deadly building explosion in brooklyn back in october. the fdny says a tenant, 48-year-old francisca figueroa, tentionally started the fire at the building on 13th avenue in borough park. they say she spread gasoline through the hallway and in her apartment before she ignited it and caused that blast. figueroa and a neighbor died in the flames. >> eand we've learned that a second person has died from a house explosion last month in elizabeth, new jersey. the victim, 26-year-old kimayh henderson, was one of the people hurt in that blast. investigators say a gas leak caused that explosion. the first casualty, femi brown, was killed when the duplex was destroyed. in connecticut, governor
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it's 6:13. here are four things to know this morning. we now know the names of all 14 victims in the san bernardino shooting. police also revealed the suspects had thousands of rounds ammunition and pipe bombs. so far, though, police have not announced a motive. and scott weiland, the
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band stone temple pilots is dead. he was found on h fis tour bus in minnesota. the cdc says a recalled organi'snut butter brand has been linked to salmonella in nine states, including new jersey. >> so> and a new toll increase goes into effect on the port authority crossings this sunday. cash tolls are going up to 15 bucks, folks. e-zpass tolls are also going up. >> so expensive to get anywhe in the car. all the tolls have just gone up and up and up. chris, even was talking about i remember when it was this amount or this amount. >>ha now you have to take out a loan just to go through. you do. it's crazy. the e-zpass you don't realila because you're not handling the cash. it flies under the radar. meantime, temmeratures are going
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jue bit. that's something you don't mind seeing, especially in early december. nice sunny stretch of weather heading our way. the above-normal tempe tures will roll on for the next couple das ys. right now the trend is to push an upcoming storm system away from us out to sea. we're seeing temperatures in the 40s. hainrrisan is 41 degrees. we find 30s where the sky is clear. places like armonk, down to 31. melville, 33. we have clearer sky easr of the city right now. no watice what that is causing. colder temperatures. 28 in poughkeepsie. the clouds acting as a bit of an atmospheric blanket and holding in the heat. school day forecast, some patchy clouds. otherwise, look for sunshine. at the bus stops, probably in the low 40s for most of us this morning. recess time, a good deal of sun. dismissal time, 52 degrees. chillier for after-school
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should settle in the low and mid-40s. midlevel cloud deck not producing any type of precipitation. again, psych you can e the leading edge of it just over the city. clouds early this morning should break up for a good deal of sun. turns bright and sunny. into the weekend, we expect and sunday. temperatures low 50s tomorrow. mid to upper 50s by the time we get to sunday middle of next week, we're going to watch a storm near the coast. tejomperatures a little cooler, upper 40s to near 50. the wind may increase if that storm gets closer to us. we could see a bit of rain. that would'se perxihaps later tuesday into wednesday. ght now the consistent movement is to push it further east. bi game going on, jets and giants. a home game for the giants. they're the first-place giants. 56 degrees with lots of sunshine anticipated. really a comfortable afternoon
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weou look for temperatures in the s on monday. maybe a brief shower thursday. all right, emily west is here with the commute. >> we have a bit to talk about. first off with the throgs neck bridge. a couple lanes blocked here from a crash. it's very heavy. o lanes blocked here.ewe have live pictures from chopper 4 above the scene. tow truck is there. a couple car involved. several police vehicles. only the right lane is getting through. looked likehey just stopped traffic so they can get this all cleared out of the way. the backup getting on to the throgs neck, that stretches all the way to the clear view, even the cross island, all the way back to northern boulevard. both of those ways getting into the throgs neck, not going antiywhere fast this morning. if you can do the whitestone, do it. again, both those ways getting on the whitestone going to be very slow. you need to try to get around this. at least that tow truck is there, so it will hopefully be wrapped up soon.
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the bqe dealing with a disab sd eastbound near mcguinness boulevard. that's in the right l e near exit 33. the uptown 2 and 3 trains running local, 14th street to 72dend street. kehaep in mind today, mass transit, that's the way you want to go. gridlock alert day. a lot of people out and about. up on the 4s. emily, thank you. in the wake of the mass shootings in san bernardino and in paris, ulster county sheriff s issued a message for licensed gun owners in that county. he posted the message on his facebook page saying, quote, i want to encourage citizens of ulster county who are licensed to carry a firearm to please do iso, end quote. that post is drawing hundreds of comments, both in support of and against that idea including new york city police commissioner bill bratton.
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supportive of that, that he's encouraging t ople. good uck to him. i'm not supportive of that at alngl. >> the sheriff says he is not trying to drum up a militia, that's a quote, but he considers police partners with the public in crime prevention. one day after the san bernardino shooting, new jersey lawmakers failed to override governor christie's veto of a gun control law. the assembly fell just three votes short. la wmakers vow to attempt another erride. news out of washington this morning. the pentagon will now allow women to fight alongside men in every branch of the military. that rule goes across the board. it includes the final holdouts like the marines, the navy s.e.a.l.s, and the special operations units. the current banry will be lifted bit end of the month. and female fightin troops must
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military service by april. >>is our military will be better able to harness the skills and perspectives that talented women have to offer. >> california congressman duncan hunter is calling the move political and warns that it will degrade america's military capacity. senator john mccain says his armed services committee will review the pentagon's new rules. it's 6:20 right now. juey ahoad, where's toto? we'll answer the big question that had social media buzzing during last night's smash performance of "the wiz." >> i that's funny. i was thinking about that.
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the green bay packers won on the final play of the game against detroit. quarterback aaron rodgers scrambled around. avoids taking a sack. then he heaves a hail ml ary to the end zone. watch it go. and richard rodgers is there to catch the 61-yard pass. at one point, the lions were up by 20 points. >> wow. > well, we now know who's golping to be performing at this year's super bowl halftime show. yep, it's coldplay. going to be rocking the crowd and the world for the big game for the first time ever. we're also going to get a look at how the show comes together before the game. the announcement coming down as coldplay releases its latest album today. i gave you a tease earlier. chris had heard the same rumor i did, that mr. bruno mars may be
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pearance. a cameo. >> because he performed a whole wonderful halftime show. he really did. >> killed it. >> the halftime show is always great. >> i mean, a lot of eyes watching that. ityo's big. bruno mars is a great performer. and coldplay. >> i love coldplay as well. >> it's going to be fun. i was going to say maybe the jets or giants. >> don't get crazy. >> settle down. >> why's i know it's friday, buev relax. >> jets and giants th s weekend. we'll see what happens. they have a long way to go. weather today, clouds early, giving way to suyshine. mostly sunel afternoon. tonight, a little colder. about 37 should do it in the city. temperatures in the 20s to near 30 in the distant suburbs. the weekend picture, much brighter throughout both saturday and sunday. as i said, sunday it's jets and giants. they don't usually play each other during the regular season. one of those rare games. it's a big game for both teams. >> in it to win it. l right.
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thank you, chris. and how are the roads looking, emily? and the rails, of course. >> throgs neck is the big problem. an accident bronx bound. looks like the right lane is getting by. a tow truck is there. a lot of emergency crews. we'll look at some of the delays. the backup goes all the way to about northern boulevard, whether you're taking the clear view or the cross island. it is slammed. both directions really heavy. if b you're trying to get on to the throgs neck, what you need to do, or even if you e on the grand central, stay that way. take the van wyck expressway up to the whitestone bridge. it's a mess on the bronx-bound throgs neck this morning. >> that's awful. >> good gracious. >> emily will stay on that for us. meanwhile, coming up next, an update on the san bernardino shooting. >> reporter: i'm michael gargiulo live in san bernardino, california.
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on the shooting and the victims. that's coming up in a live report. >> reporter: i'm lori bordonaro licr on the lepper west side with new video surveillance of the man wanted for a hate crime at this jewish bookstore. and if you're heading out the door, take us along. keep watching "today in new york." west download the news 4 new york app on your mobile device. it's free.
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now at 6:30, a community pays tribute to the lives lost in the san bernardino shooting as we learn more about the couple behind the massacre. new this morning, a woman raped in queens, and the personal responsible is still on the run. plus, your commute may cost more come monday morning. we're going to tell you about a nepew toll hike going into effect this weekend. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everyone. it is friday morning, december 4th. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> and i'm pat battle in for michael gargiulo, who's out in california right now at the scene of the mass shooting. we'll hear rom him live in just a moment. >> storm team 4's chris cimino is here right now with the forecast. chris, good morning. >> good morning, darlene, pat.
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this morning pretty palpable. in the 40 to 45-degree range. this time of the year, not bad at all. to the north and west, still also in the 40s because of cloud cover. notice some 20s towards the north and east. across long island, even chillier this morning with a clear sky early on. clouds from the city on west will break up for some sunshine and lots of it by the middle of the day. 49 at noon. forecasting a high of 52. let's get to emily west. trouble spots out there. >> definitely. throgs neck bridge, there's an accident bronx bound. it's right in the span. big delay. we have chopper 4 l v above the scene. a tow truck is there. that riganht lane is moving once again. several other emergency crews. let's look at some of the backup getting on to the throgs neck. the clear view and the cross island come together to get on to the throgs neck. both of those ways are packed. it's going to be very heavy. the grand central. you can stick with the l.i.e., stick with the grand central. those are slow too.
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then get on the whitestone expressway. it is a mess getting to the throgs neck bridge due to an accident. midspan, still two lanes blocked bronx bound. >> thanks so much, emily. turning now to the latest in the san bernardino shooting. police and federal agents are working around the clock to determine if the killing spree was the result of terrorism. our own michael gargiulo is in san bernardino near the attack site. michael? loaication. i want to show you where we are. avenue. had is the road that leads to the inland regional center. that's right over there. parts of this are still blocked off. here you see the challenge that police faced when they arrived active shooter. they had to figur out exactly where this was happening. we're now seeing details of that violent confrontation between police and the suspect couple. these pictures, which they
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bullet-riddled suv that syed rook and tashfeen malik were in. then we saw it ourselves, the effort to begin healing. ta vodil at a local stadium where thousands of people prayed for the 14 victims and 21 others wounded in thi attack. i just want to mourn with the rest of the families who lost loved ones. >> we needito fer oud support. >> reporter: and there's more clues as to the motivation for is attack. nbc news has learned that syed farook appears to have been radicalized, in touch with people overseas described as persons of interest to u.s. investigators. when we talked to investigators, they express the importance of the electronic communication they're looking into. they want to know ho he was in touch with. they're trying to figure out e his motivation came for something that apparently was clearly planned and extensive. we talked yesterday about how
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amenmunitiye and the pipe bombs that police discovered as they cod ntinued their investigation. darlene? >> all right, micha pe gargiulo in san bernardino withth the latest on the investigation.oumichael, thankpyou. we now know the names, the identities of all 14 people who were killed during that shooting spree. the co-workers were in the midst of a holiday party when the gunfire started. "today in new york's" katherine creag is in the newsroom with their stories. . >> the 14 people killed, different ages, different backgrounds, but we're learning they shared a common calling, to improve their communities. they worked as county health inspectors, environmental specialists who did everything from making sure restaurants had proper inspections. they had to make sure people had safe drinking water. portraits emerge of dedicated wontrkers who also loved their families. michael wetzel, a father of ser young children, coached kids' soccer. damian meins played santa claus
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and nicholas thalasinos worked in the health department. he also lived in jackson, new jersey, for quite a while working for cape may county. a hevout messianic jew. his widow says he considered his co-workers like his cafamily. >> i'm sure he went down fighting and protecting people. i know another man that was there. i don't want top release his name because i don't know if it has been. i'm sure he was doing the same th faing. i'm surehe two of them were probably fighting and trying to protect the women that were around them. >> and the victims killed range in age from 26 to 60. ke few of them, in fact, had newborns in their lives. either they or their spouses gave birth just in e last year ory this year. there's so much information about them on our website, nbcnewyork.com. many of the wounded, pat, remain critically hurt. they're in the hospital with bullets still lodged in their bodies. back to you, pat. >> all right, katherine. please day with stay with us for continuing coverage of the san bernardino shooting. you can get updates any time at nbcnewyork.com.
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time for weather and traffic on this friday. right now we're going to check in with chris cimino. good morning. >> good morning. we're waiting on some sunshine. we have patchy loud cover from e city on west we have to get rid of first. it will break up, though, and then mostly sunny by the afternoon hours. temperatures a little above normal by this afternoon. normal high is 47 degrees. we're looking at temperatures geittting into she low 50s. less in the way of winld today. just a light breeze at 10 miles an hour or less. 44 degrees. eta lot of the suburbs, especially east and northeast of the city, considerablypchillier. even a few 20s showing up out there. upper 40s by noon. 52 should be the high at 3:00 in the afternoon. even more sunshine and milder temperatures for the weekend. details straight ahead. details on the commute right nokew. a newm,ident now in queens the grand central eastbound. this is the ramp to the clear view. that takes up a lane. of course, we still have the krosh on the bronx-bound throgs
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commuter checklist for your friday. looks good. gridlock alert in effect today. subways back on schedule. effect. more weather and traffic coming up. >> emily, thank you. new this morning, a woman raped overnight in queens. information. just before 1: this morning, the victim flagged down police ofpficers in jackson heights dear 83rd street and 30th avenue and told the officers she was collecting cans and bottles when a man told her he had some bottles behind a house nearby. sh ane went with him. he pulled a knife and then raped her. the man took off on a bicycle. we're now getting our first look at the man wanted for a ssible hate crime at a jewish bookstore. lori bordonaro is on the upper west side with the new video. >> reporter: darlene, we've learned that suspect may be a teenager or in his early 20s. this new video shows him right before he allegedly punched and threatened this books store manager. take a look here at the video.
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in the blue sweatshirt. police say he made anti-semitic remarks to the manager. he then went outside the store. according to the victim's friend, he was pacing and yelling. he went to check on him, thinking the man was in trouble. the man then, llegedly yelled he wanted to kill jews and claimed to be muslim before punching him in the head. the attacker then took off on a razor scooter. and police are investigating this as a hate crime. they're asking anyone who may recognize that man in the video to come forward.iyou can call crimestoppers. the number, 1-800-577-tips. >> lori, thank you. and right now, police are looking for the attacker who stabbed a tony award winning playwrite for no apparent reason. police say they're looking for this man. that assault took place sunday night in the ft. green section of brooklyn. david henry hwang was s bbed in the ne . he tweeted out he's doing fine,
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police have arrested more than 20 people at a protest marking the one-year anniversary of the grand jury decision in the eric garner case. protesters blocked traffic outside gracie mansion. they're still demanding mayor de blasio fire officer daniel pantaleo. he was caught on video struggling with garner when he died. the grand jury's decision not to indict pantaleo sparked days of protests last de mber. well, good news for a change for people trying to find an affordable place to live in new york city. well, 1800 of you at least. more than 1800 apartments have been returd to rent stabilization. the attor y general, governor cuomo, aid mayor d blasio made that announcement yesterday. they say 128 lr dlords who benefit from the new york real property tax law are registering market-rate apartments as rent stabilized. and happening today, nassau county's financial control board will analyze a revised 2016 budget that's expected to raise real estate fees by millions of
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increased fees that will make ssau's closipng costs the highest in the state. the nassau legislature approved the fees last month to avoid a more than 1% property tax hike. the new fees become effective on monday. now to a commuter alert. get ready to shell out more money to use the port authority's bridges and tunnels. right now the e-zpass during peak hours is $11.75 w le the cash toll is $14. starting sunday, the e-zpass during peak hours will rise to $12.50. cash toll hikes up to $15. that is really quite the hike. >> just in time for the holidays. >> merry christmas. >> yeah, right? all right. 6:40. still ahead on this friday morning, is your cell phone service provider the best in the nation? we'll tell you who got top marks.
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to the plaza, looking at the tree. we waited months for this. did not disappoint. c's live version of the musical "the wiz" had me on fire. you will be on fire later when you watc --h it twitterverse was going crazy. >> viewers applauding the star-studded cast. some questioning where a key cast member went for most of the show. >> turn the horses out. >> yes, ma'am. >> tak ts s dog with you. >> yeah, the dog playingetoto left dorothy in ksas and was nowhere to be found in oz. according to one explanation, it goes back to the original 1977 production. tompto's scenes were cut down in that production because it was too tough to train the dog for the entire show. that's a big toto. he's bigger than the toto -- he's usually smaller. t he was cute. >>s yeah, he was cute. and very well trained. that's a senior rescue ifg.
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i was during commercial breaks. >>et a lot of funny social media comments about where toto went. >> he went over the rainbow. >> i get it. >> a lot of st f. >> i did see that opening scene with toto. that was it for toto. i didn't miss anything? >> is that all you saw? >> it's dvred now. >> that 1:00 a.m. wakeup is tough. >> we're going to watch it later today. heading out this morning intoes temperatures that aren't too bad. if you're in the suburbs, it's a little chillier. i'll show you the contrast in temperatures. some areas are cloudy. some areas cleared in the last few hours. it's looking beautiful on the plaza. all the holiday spirit is out there. the folks will come out to see it this weekend in a big way because we have a-aice sunny stretch of wtheather headed our way with above-normal temperatures rolling on into the weekend and into the start of next week. that rain threat we were thinking about middle of next week looks like it's going to be a close call. most of it probably stays offshore. we're low to mid-40s around the five boroughs.
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overnight, it's 28 in poughkeepsie, 27 in danbury. where the clouds are from the city on west, notice these temperatures. only in the low and mid-40s this morning. you can see the cloud cover. let's zoom in closer. bleeding edge of it right over the city, right here. from this point to the west, it's ,loudy. th cat's why those temperatures are so much chillier. this cloud cover is already showing signs of thinning out. it will break up as we go through the morning and afternoon. by 2:00, most us sunny. more clouds still to the north and west, mixing with the sun. it's a clear skyoe for tonight. future tracker, not working too hard these yo days. clear sky right through saturday night. right on into sund we move. looking good throughout sunday amp. just a few high clouds a little later in the day. temperatures for today should make it back to about 52 in the city. notice the northwest wind a little lighter. the day getting shorter. north and west, upper 40s for high temperatures.
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low to mid-30s nearby suburbs. a few upper 20s again. low 30s north and west of town with a clear sky overnight. that should continue on through the upcoming weekend. bright, milder, 0s both saturday and sunday. monday looks quiet. we're going to watch that storm system right along the coast again. it looks like the bulk of the rain is going to stay south and east of us. 52 today. 53 tomorr ow. a couple real nice days. best one is sunday at 56. 54 on monday. watc'sh for the clouds gathering tuesday. maybe a shower offshore. another shower possible later th-hursday, near 50. let's find out about the commute right now from emily west. >> gridlock alert day today. definitely go with mass transit, especially after what i'm going to show you on roads. d deegan, a new accident around 149th street. chopper 4 live above the scene. southbound 149th, that accident is right urn the overpass. only the right lane is getting by. actually, there's something going the other direction too. that's off tohthe side, bloh,ing
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let's take a look at some of he th aose southbound delays on the deegan. stretches back past the cross bronx. actually, it looks like it's going to go all the way up into the 230. so the deegan southbound, only that right lane getting by. thofose delays are very extensive. past the 230s now. itd 's going to be a slow go. another heavy ride which we've been talking about this mornina is the throgs neck bridge. still the bronx-bound crash here. blocki two lanes. this is the backup on to the clear view. the backup on to the clear view goes past the grand central and the cross island. that's packed too. you can stay on the l.i.e., stay on the grand central. it's going to be a little slow, bu t you can take that to the van wyck up to the whitestone. let's head to new jersey. we have a disabled garbage truck 280 eastbound near laurel avenue, exit 6. that's going to be in the right lane. and alternate side, meter rules in effect. back to you.
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>> a restaurant group claims a new health warning here in town is ot worth its salt. we're talking about those salt shaker symbol warnings required on menus. they're supposed to appear next to high-sodium dishes at chain restaurants. now that group wrent ent to court, asking a judge to throw out the law. they call it nons sical. >>w,> in this morning't cnbc money report, vermyon has fallen from the top spot of wireless carriers ranked by consume reports. now t-mobile is number one. it's the first time verizon has not held that spot among national carriers. the consumer reports rankings are based on:cusmer reports on value, texting, and data speeds along with other categories. >> and eve body has their opinions on how well the service works. 6:49. coming up next, we'll check in with matt and savannah, see what's coming up on the "today" show.
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welcome back. 6:52. beautiful rockefeller center
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it's 44 egrees oe.n this friday morning. the "today" show is coming up in a few minutes. weth'll check in with matt and savannah savannah, see what's ahead. >> good to see you both. >> coming up on the show this morning, we have the latest. overnight developments on the investigation into the san bernardino shooting, including what we're learning today about the shooters' connections to jihadist sympathizers. and the gunman's brother-in-law is opening up in an emotienal new interview with lester. plus, interest rate hikes looming, so what should you be doing right now to prepare yourself and your finances? we have those stories and much more when we start in about 6 1/2 minutes on a friday edition of "today." >> looking forward to it. have a great show, guys. >> thanks. coming up next, we'll check in with chris for an update on
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t ning now to the latest in e san bernardino shooting. we now know the names of all 14 victims in the :hooting. last night several thousand mourners gathered for a candle ght vigil for the victims of the massacre. >> investigators also revealed that the suspect had thousands rounds of ammunition and at least a dozen pipe bombs. so far police have not given us a motive. >> stay with news 4 for the latest in the san bernardino shooting. our own michael gargiulo will have more live reports throughout the day here on nbc 4. you can get updates any timemat cnewyork.com and on the news 4 new york app. we want to take you to new rsey.
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there's a water main break. it's in ft. f e. kye simonson is over the scene in chopper 4. >> good morning to ynu. you can see h: e in the center part of your screen, we have what's left of a large water smain break. these are live pictures from chopper 4 at the corner of bruce reynolds boulevard and central road in ft. lee. that's what it looks like now. just a few minutes ago, they actually did shut the water down. i want to show you some dramatic pictures of what it first looked like when we arrived on the scene. rtunately, like we said, they have turned the water off right now. there has been some minor flooding in the area at this int. doesn't look like it's affected traffic into the george washington bridge, even though this is just couple blocks away. we'll continue to keep you up to date. >> thank you very much. now to lori bordonaro on the upper west side, where police are asking for your help in sokulving a possible biased attack. lori? >> reporter: and darlene, this new video police just released shows the suspect right before
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threatened this bookstore manager. tachke a look here at the video. you can see the suspect police early 20s. they say he left the west side judaica monday and began ranngting about killing jews and claiming be muslim. he then punched the store manager in the head and took off on a razor scooter. police are now investigating this incident as a hate crime. they're asking anyone who may recognize this man here in the video to come forward. back to you. >> all right, lori. thank you. emily is here with a look at traffic. how is that throgs neck? >> that cleared. so that's good. there was that serious crash bronx bound. that's out of the way. the deegan, two lanes blocked southbound near 149th street. that backup goes into the 230s. maybe a little more now. northbound in that same spot, looks like there was a crash
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also in queens, it's just a mess. grand central eastbound, a lane is blocked. i would suggest going with the whitestone. the clear view and the cross island. the turnpike, the truck lanes by exit 12. you're going to find an accident there. it is off to the side. >> okay. thanks, emily. >> chris, one more check. one more friday check. >> it's a good check. check, check. we've got clouds and sun out there right now. a nice day. temperatures will climb to the low 50s. 53 on saturday with sunshine. 56 on sunday. also a bright and sunny day. that trend of above-normal temperatures really continues for the next several, into the start of next week. we're at 54 on monday with a few more clouds in the picture. no big storm systems anticipated. we were concerned about a coastal storm later tuesday, wednesday. it's still lurking out there. most of the computer models say it stays out to sea. with temperatures in the upper 40s and 50s, we'll still be dreaming of a white christmas for a while. but there's time.
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