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5:00 a.m. on this monday, december 7th. i'm michael gargiulo. chris cimino here with the forecast. what a stretch we've had, chris. >> unbelievable. it continues. it's chilly in the northern suburbs this morning. you get closer to the coast, the temperatures warm. 44 in the city. a lot of 30s across long island, down the jersey shore. there may be a few areas of patchy fog early this morning. that's about it. other than that, high clouds giving way to a good deal of sunshine this afternoon. forecasting a high of 54 degrees. let's find out about the monday morning commute. how's it looking, lauren? >> a couple minor problems right now. we'll head over to 684 where northbound there is an accident by route 120. that blocks a lane there. heading over to new jersey, a water main break this morning southbound in the local lanes at
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this. up. >> thank you very much. today mayor de blasio, commissioner bratton, they're going to talk about terror with city. the meeting comes just hours after president obama tried to calm fears in a national address. katherine creag is at one police plaza in lower manhattan where this is all taking place. >> reporter: and this is supposed to be a huge event, michael. we hope to talk with commissioner bratton and mayor de blasio about the president's remarks. as for that address, some political analysts said he did offer some words of encouragement but didn't give any policy changes. president obama said what happened in san bernardino, california, was the act of two people taken down the dark road of extremism. he defended his strategy to fight isis as part of an international coalition. he called on congress to authorize the use of military force against isis and to make
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he also cautioned against a backlash against the muslim community. >> isil does not speak for islam. they're thugs and killers, part of a cult of death. and they account for a tiny fraction of more than a billion muslims around the world, including patriotic american-muslims who reject their hateful ideology. >> reporter: some of the republican presidential candidates have said president obama has not been aggressive enough in fighting the threat. michael, back to you. local lawmakers reacting to the president's address. charles schumer says he agrees with what he heard. peter king claims the president had nothing new to say. >> nothing he said today indicates any change in the policy overseas, where isis has
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killed more and more people, and become more powerful. >> i thought the president's plan is a good one. there are some people out there saying, oh, send a whole lot of troops. as the president said, that's what isis wants. >> senator schumer went on to say continue ing to wage the air war against isis is the most effective way to deal with them. want to bringout latest now on the san bernardino shootings. the fbi still trying to figure out if the shooters were connected in any way to isis. also, investigators looking into whether the mother of syed farook knew anything about the plot. she lived with farook and his wife. >> four days, over 300 interviews, several locations searched, a lot of information being processed, being analyzed, and being gathered. and more to come. >> according to an italian
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interviewed by the fbi for seven hours. he admitted that his son agreed with the goals of an isis leader. 5:03 right now. we're following breaking news in central asia. a powerful earthquake hit in eastern tajikistan. it measured a magnitude 7.2. so far, there's no word of any damage or casualties. that quake sent shock waves through the region, including pakistan and india. 5:04 right now. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. want to check in with storm team 4's chris cimino. i keep thinking back to where we were in previous years in december. you always wait for that winter -- like, winter is here. >> you flip a switch and we're in it deep. there were several winters in a row where we were seeing snowstorms. we shut that off at least for this week and probably the next couple weeks. for today, there will be patchy fog around inland spots.
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moisture on the roadways and temperatures below freezing, there could be an icy patch here or there. plenty of sunshine returns for the afternoon. those afternoon temperatures are back into the 50s. again, we should only be in the mid-40s. we're at 44 right now. we're almost at the normal high temperature for today. we'll climb to the 51-degree mark by noon. 54 should be the high at 3:00 with a good deal of sunshine. warmer days to talk about. let's get over to lauren scala with the commute. >> thanks, chris. good morning. issues on the d train. it is bypassing the 18th avenue station in both directions. you can also expect delays all due to a fire. otherwise, subways are doing okay. major commuter lines look good. if you're getting on the buses, a whole bunch of detours this morning. and you will need to move your car today. we'll have more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you very much. new this morning a water main break created this sink hole in westchester county. water rushing beneath the street at marble avenue and castleton
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we're told crews are on the scene now trying to make some repairs. this break has drained water from homes. a police officer found that break last night after several homeowners complained they had low or no water pressure. happening now, a driver is in custody facing charges for a deadly crash on a brooklyn sidewalk. we're going to show you exclusive video. it shows a couple walking up fulton street last night as they cross south portland street, an suv barrels into them from behind. police say the driver swerved to avoid a stopped city bus, jumping the curb, striking and killing a 30-year-old woman and injuring her boyfriend. and this all happened in front of horrified witnesses. >> heard everybody screaming, saw the two people laying on the ground. >> i ran across the street and saw the lady just face down on the sidewalk. >> the driver did stay at the scene of the crash and was arrested for driving without a license. 5:06 now.
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eight weeks, all in the same neighborhood. we want to show you a picture of a man police want to find. they think he is connected in some way to these fires in forest hills. the most recent set sunday morning, and it was a home under construction, this time on 69th road. here's a look at where all seven fires have been set. all in forest hills since october 20th. neighbors say it's the second time this particular house was set on fire. >> it's hard to believe that with everybody watching that the thing could catch fire again, that somebody would actually be able to get in there and set it on fire. >> one firefighter did suffer minor injuries in sunday's fire, but that firefighter is expected to be okay. meantime in brooklyn a fire at a vacant building is under investigation. a three-alarm fire began yesterday. flames damaged the subway electrical room. the damage now causing delays on the d line.
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the 18th avenue stop in both directions. lauren will have updates when we check weather and traffic on the 4s. bear hunting season starts today in new jersey. the state holds the annual six-day hunt to thin the growing pear population. each year it draws protests from animal activists who say the hunt is inhumane and unnecessary. in connecticut, a high school wrestling coach is out of jail this morning after a drug arrest. he's not going to be back in class though. police in westport pulled over david bernstein for erratic driving saturday morning. officers say they found cocaine in his car. he was also wanted on a warrant for failure to appear in court on a previous charge. bernstein is the wrestling coach at staples high school. 5:08 now. mayor de blasio announcing a new initiative today to help prevent overdose deaths. the plan will make medication that reverses certain overdoses available at city pharmacies, and you won't need a prescription to get them. the effort is part of a larger
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aims to fight new yorkers fighting addiction and mental health zordersers disorders. the justice department will open an investigation into the shooting death of laquan mcdonald. officer jason van dyke was charged with murder after video of the incident was released last month. attorney general loretta lynch expected to announce that investigation later on this week. 5:09 right now. still ahead, the star-studded event happening in d.c. the icons honored at the kennedy center. plus, forget the sleigh. santa's on a motorcycle. that brought smiles to the faces of local children. chris has our chances of hitting 60 in december in the new york area. weather and traffic on the 4s coming up as we look at the tappan zee bridge there.
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nation from the oval office, talking about the strategy against isis. today commissioner bratton and mayor de blasio will meet with clergy leaders from across the city to talk about terrorism. police released a new photo of a man wanted for questioning in a string of arson fires in forest hills in queens. they're connecting seven fires, the most recent one happening sunday morning. senator chuck schumer is pushing for the federal government to spend millions of dollars to help train new firefighters and pay for new equipment. the senator says funding for two federal grant programs are, quote, dangerously low. hanukkah now under way. it began at sunset last night. a large crowd gathering for the lights of the world's largest menorah at grand army plaza in brooklyn. and on this monday morning, another good day ahead of us. in fact, a beautiful week in terms of overall temperatures. there will be cloud cover to dodge from time to time. in terms of any storminess, it stays quiet.
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about is going to stay offshore tomorrow and tomorrow night. by the weekend, we could be nearing 60 degrees. we talk about 60 degrees in december. last year, actually, the first day of december we hit 65 degrees. last year on christmas day, it was 62 degrees. we know where the rest of that winter went. let's hope that's not going to happen. meantime, it's mild out there again today. 46 is the normal high. we should get to about 54 degrees this afternoon. it's a chilly start in a lot of the suburbs. down in jackson, new jersey, right at freezing. into the city at 44. we're the warm spot right now. a lot of 20s from poughkeepsie to monticello and sussex. a couple weak systems will eventually get together. one here in the ohio valley. another over the southeast coast. it looks like that will take shape too far south and east to be a player in our weather. we're dealing with high clouds this morning. they're going to thin out. we'll get into sunshine during
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the clouds will tend to return again later tonight as that system offshore cranks up a little bit. you can see on future tracker we're fine. just a few high clouds early. through 12:00, nice and sunny. some clouds get thrown our way. overnight, a fair amount of cloud cover. the nearest the rain gets, maybe extreme eastern long island. a little sprinkle or light shower, that would be about it. that would be tomorrow morning. that system kicks on out of here. we'll have a olympics mix of clouds and breaks of sunshine. we're expecting a high of 54 this amp. another mild one with a few high clouds early. that storm system stays offshore tomorrow. temperatures up around 50 degrees. the wind turns more north to northeast tomorrow afternoon. that may keep us cooler briefly. then we're right back to warming things up the middle of the week. this weekend, sunshine and upper 50s on saturday. a hint of spring in the air by the time we get to sunday, near 60 degrees. in between now and then, not too bad.
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51 on wednesday. thursday may be our only day of running the risk of a shower. back to sun on friday. there's that warm spell coming our way for the weekend. lauren, you remember christmas last year. you said it felt like 80. >> yes, a few months ago we got into this conversation. i was like, it was 80 last year on christmas. no, it was 60s. if you're getting on the roads, they look good for the most part. a live look outside, the inbound side of the george washington bridge. all of your hudson river crossings are doing just fine this morning. heading over to the long island expressway in queens by the grand central parkway, also a nice ride here. no road work getting in your way. d trains are bypassing 18th avenue in both directions. you can also expect delays. this is all because of a fire. otherwise, the trains good look and you need to move your car today. we'll have more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you. if you're waiting on your cyber monday orders to be
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today is one of fedex's three busiest holiday delivery days. the company expects to ship more than double its average daily volume today. fedex predicts it will deliver a record 350 million shipments between black friday and christmas eve. as you start thinking about losing those extra holiday pounds, weight watchers is revamping its system. today the weight loss company is launching an app to help customers eat healthier, set fitness goals, and lower stress. the company says it's in response to customers who are more interested in good health than dieting. 5:17 now. former president jimmy carter drew gasps but then applause yesterday after he shared word of what doctors told him after scanning his brain. >> when i went this week, they didn't find any cancer at all. so i have good news. >> amazing, right? surprise came during jimmy carter's sunday school class that he always teaches in georgia.
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continue his chemotherapy. jimmy carter is 91 years old. he first announced his battle with melanoma just four months ago. well, you will certainly recognize the stars honored last night at washington's kennedy center. 90-year-old cicely tyson, now on broadway, and carole king. also honored last night, george lucas and former boston symphony conductor seiji ozawa. >> always amazed at the group they assemble. 5:18 now. it's a season for giving. there's a group of bikers who are doing it in a big way. >> 100 riders delivered gift cards and toys to children in need. santa arrived on his wheels at children's aid society yesterday afternoon. it is one of the biggest parties of the season. children took pictures by the
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they picked out some special gifts. >> i never had it before. so i'm really happy and excited. >> i got to hang around my family, my mom, my brothers, my grandfather. >> that's great. it was organized by the owner of the now-closed hogs and ed d harley davidson saloon. nothing like seeing the light in those kids' eyes. >> and explaining santa on a cycle and not the sleigh. >> well because, you know, it's the city. sometimes he's got to get around different ways. >> that's good. ahead at 5:19, apple could be bucking the trend with the new iphone reportedly now in the works. plus, it could be a record-setting discovery undisturbed for centuries. where explorers may have come across a sunken treasure.
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live look there at the belt parkway by jfk. moving nicely. 5:22 on this monday.
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apple will launch a brand new four-inch iphone. the rumored smaller smartphone expected to go on ale in the new year. it could be called the iphone 6c and would cost anywhere between $400 and $500. >> can't keep up with all the 6s. all right. 5:22. a group of american explorers found what may be the world's largest sunken treasure. >> the spanish galon was trying to outrun a fleet of warships. on board that ship, a large cargo of 11 million gold coins and jewels. it was just found off the coast of colombia. this morning on the "today" show, find out how much the bounty, or as the pirates technically called it, the booty, how much the booty is worth. >> it's an age-old question, how much the booty is worth. it depends. >> depends on the booty. >> it does.
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no truer words have been spoken. >> you're talking about the popcorn they have, right? pirate booty. >> that's good stuff. >> i like that actually. >> good morning. >> temperatures starting out in the low to mid-40s early on. we're the warm spot actually. quite a bit colder in the suburbs. a lot of 20s showing up. poughkeepsie down to 25. that's the coldest spot. westhampton, 24. for today, look for some high clouds early, sunshine this afternoon. 54 degrees for december. not too shabby. rest of the week is pretty quiet. by the end of the week, we're pushing close to 60 degrees. >> sounds good. all right, chris. thank you. lauren, good morning. >> good morning for the trains so far. a look at the commuter checklist. major lines all running without delays or service changes. we have the d train passing by 18th avenue.
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at the bqe where things are mooing for a change. that's because there's no roadwork out there slowing things down. you're in for a nice ride. >> all right, lauren. thank you. 5:24. just ahead, breaking news in queens. firefighters battling flames. we're just arriving on the scene. >> reporter: and i'm katherine creag live at nypd headquarters where we expect to hear from commissioner bratton, mayor de blasio, also clergy members as they gather here. we'll have the details coming up. and if you're about to head out the door, take us with you. keep watching "today in new york." download the news 4 new york app
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we're following breaking news this morning. a fire broke out overnight. here's new video just in from the scene. we're there as firefighters try to get it under control. the threat from terrorism is real, but we will overcome it. >> plus, reaction to a rare oval office address. the president addressing the nation on terror in an attempt to calm fears.
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on a crash caught on camera. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everyone. it's monday morning. it is december 7th. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. cc chris cimino is here with the forecast. everyone wakes up every day going, can this continue one more day? >> we feel suspicious, but we have another string of beautiful weather heading our way for december standards. suburbs a bit chillier than the city. you get closer to the city, we're in the mid-40s. further away from the city, a lot of 20s showing up. some high clouds early this morning, otherwise look for sunshine today in the middle of the day. the clouds return by the end of the day. 51 by noon. forecasting a high today of 54 degrees. almost 5:30. let's find out about the monday morning commute. >> not too much out there, which is what we like at this hour. we have a water main break in new jersey.
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in the local lanes. that blocks the right lane by mclelland street. certainly something to keep in mind. also an accident northbound on 684 at route 120. we'll have more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you. 5:29 right now. today, commissioner bratton and mayor de blasio will meet with clergy leaders from across the city to talk about the threat of terrorism and what the city is doing to keep everyone safe. the meeting comes hours after president obama tried to calm fears in a national address. "today in new york's" katherine creag is at one police plaza in lower manhattan. kat, good morning. >> reporter: darlene, good morning. this is expected to be quite a big gathering here of members of the clergy at police headquarters. we expect to hear from commissioner bratton about the president's remarks regarding terrorism. many people saying that it's unprecedented that he would take to the oval office or at least a very rare occasion that he would make this speech in primetime hours.
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said the president offered words of encouragement but didn't give any policy changes. he said what happened in san bernardino, an act of two people taken down the dark road of extremism. he defended his strategy to fight isis as part of an international coalition. he called on congress to authorize the use of military force against isis to make tougher gun laws, but he said there would not be a ground war. >> i know that after so much war, many americans are asking whether we are confronted by a cancer that has no immediate cure. well, here's what i want you to know. the threat from terrorism is real, but we will overcome it. >> reporter: and mayor de blasio released a statement, part of it saying, we also embrace the president's urging for new gun control laws that will help us prevent terrorists, whether domestic or foreign, from obtaining weapons. as you mentioned, darlene, mayor de blasio will be here at one
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we expect to hear from him about the president's remark. also coming up in the next half hour, you'll hear more about president obama regarding making tougher gun laws. back to you, darlene. >> kat, thank you. new details this morning in the san bernardino shooting. right now the fbi looking into whether the most of syed farook knew about the attack plot. she lived in the same house as her son and his wife tashfeen malik. the couple built at least 15 pipe bombs. they had thousands of rounds of ammunition in the home. there's the two ar-15 assault rifles. also, there's the question now about the couple's connection to isis. >> at this point, we do not have any evidence that they were part of either a larger group or a cell or that they were planning anything else. that's at this time. what i will say is, again, we are continuing to run everything to ground we can about these two individuals. >> according to an italian newspaper, farook's father was interviewed by the fbi for some seven hours. he said his son did agree with
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new this morning, utility crews on the scene trying to fix this broken water main in westchester county. you see the water rushing beneath the street at marble avenue and castleton street. it is affecting local traffic. several homes are without water. no timetable right now for repairs. this is in the town of pleasantville. a police officer found the break last night after several homeowners complained of low or no water pressure. as this season starts, it's not very cold out, but we always do know that when it gets very, very cold, we see a lot of water main breaks. >> that thing was like 15 feet long. >> yeah, pretty bad. >> 5:34 right now. time for a check of weather and traffic on the 4s. chris cimino, we continue our trend. the trend is our friend, as we say. >> you're a meteorologist, aren't you? indeed. we've got temperatures that are above normal. that is the trend that will continue for the balance of this upcoming week. we're starting out with a little bit of patchy fog in some inland spots this morning. so far haven't seen anything too
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reduction of visibility. doesn't look to be a widespread problem. chilly 20s in some of those suburbs early on. plenty of sunshine returning this afternoon. we're starting out in the city at 44 degrees right now. as we go through the day, by noon should be near or just above 50. 3:00, we should touch upon the high for the day at 54 with a good deal of sunshine. let's see if there are any issues on a monday morning commute. what's the latest, lauren? >> let's talk about mass transit. d trains bypassing 18 avenue in both directions. you can also expect delays in this area. this is all because of a fire. if you're getting on your major commuter lines, everything there looks good. no delays or service changes. when it comes to the buses, we have about 15 different detours out there this morning. definitely check mta.info for details. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. more weather and traffic ahead. >> thank you so much, lauren. happening now, a driver is in custody and facing charges for our deadly crash on a
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this exclusive video shows a couple walking up fulton street last night. an suv barrels into them from behind. police say the driver swerved to avoid a stopped city bus and jumped the curb, striking and killing a 30-year-old woman and injuring her boyfriend. it all unfolded in front of horrified witnesses. >> heard everybody screaming, saw the two people laying on the ground. >> i ran across the street and saw the lady face down on the sidewalk. >> the driver stayed at the scene of the crash and was arrested for driving without a license. 5:35 now. this morning, a man accused of killing a good samaritan is in jail. froylan lopez was arrested yesterday. police say lopez stabbed troy brandon to death saturday night. he stopped to help someone who had been attacked. that's when he was stabbed. he died an hour later. >> he was actually trying to save someone. so i believe now he's in heaven. you know, that's just the way
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>> lopez faces several charges. among them, murder. his bond right now is set at a million dollars. and this morning, a woman accused of killing her husband is expected to face a judge. she's facing several charges, among them murder. police say she stabbed her husband nelson in the chest several times. they were having a fight in their bronx apartment. the couple has two children. there's no word as to whether they were home at the time. a robbery at a mall in riverside, california, sparked panic when shoppers thought someone was firing a gun. the sound of thieves smashing glass was mistaken for gunshots inside the mall. that prompted a massive police response with officers thinking they had an active shooter on their hands. despite the huge police presence, the robbers still managed to get away. 5:36 now. two of indian point's nuclear power plants are going to be offline following a power outage this weekend. a minor equipment issue caused
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power in the unit two reactor on saturday. we're told no radiation leaked into the environment. governor cuomo has sent state agents to monitor that situation. seven suspicious fires in nearly eight weeks all in the same queens neighborhood. now fire investigators are desperate to find the arsonist before he strikes again. we want to show you a picture of the man police are trying to find. they think he's connected to those fires in forest hills. the most recent one set sunday morning at a home under construction on 69th road. seven fire, all in forest hills, all since october 20th. neighbors say they're tired of waking up to finding buildings in flames. >> i mean, so far these are only for construction areas, and i live in an apartment building, so hopefully i should be okay. but you can never be too sure. >> one firefighter did suffer minor injuries in sunday's fire. the building was set on fire before, and that was just a month ago. in brooklyn, a suspicious
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impact your commute. the three-alarm fire began yesterday morning. the flames damage issed a subway electrical room. the damage is now causing delays on the d line. right now d train is bypassing the 18th avenue stop in both directions. "today in new york's" lauren scala will have updates during traffic on the 4s. right now it is 5:38. just ahead, it was a very special concert. the message u2 brought to the stage in paris. plus, dramatic video this morning of a rescue at sea. a massive fire erupts on an oil rig. and we have breaking news in queens. here's a live look at the scene of the fire. look at this.
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we have breaking news right now in queens. a fire broke out at a home in elmhurst. it is still an active fire fight right now. brian thomp son son just arrived on the scene. >> reporter: we can tell you right now that six people got out of this house. i'll have my photographer zoom
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they were all asleep early this morning when the fire broke out apparently downstairs, possibly in the basement. fire department, fdny rushed here to the scene. the folks had already gotten out, including a child. however, one did suffer burns and has been taken to the hospital. the others are being evaluated here on the scene. even for neighbors, it was a scary moment. at this point, the fire department has the fire knocked down, although obviously you can still see smoke coming out of this building. they still have some work to do here. and they have been swarming over it to try to figure out exactly how to knock down what is still smoldering inside this house. but certainly from here it looks like it is a total loss. again, six people were in the house, including a child. there was a 30-year-old adult
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with burns on the face and arm. two firefighters on the scene were being evaluated also, but none of these injuries are described as life threat pg right now. back to you. >> all right, brian thompson. thank you. it is 5:42 right now. happening today, rutgers will introduce its new head football coach. it is expected to be chris ash, the current defensive coordinator for ohio state. he will replace kyle flood, who was fired after a disappointing season that included several off-field problems. jets and giants met for a crucial matchup at metlife stadium. things got heated just before halftime. brandon marshall getting into a shouting match with the giants' cullen jenkins. marshall later told reporters jenkins had said something about his wife. the game ended up in ot.
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goal. the new york giants miss a field goal. the jets win 23-20. >> we gave it all we got. the jets played a great game. >> very nice of them to say. the win puts the jets 7-5 for the season. the giants, they're the opposite. they're 5-7. >> a lot of people talking about tom coughlin and the call he made to go for the touchdown when a lot of people think he shouldn't. some people are saying that could get him the boot. >> i mean, they could have gotten the three points. then the jets may not have been able to tie the game at that point. >> they probably wouldn't have had the opportunity. >> and they threw an interception on top of that. >> it was ugly. >> being a jet fan, i'm happy. it's a good thing. giant fans, i'm sorry. in the meantime, as we head on out, i'm not sorry about this forecast.
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the snow lovers are the only ones not happy right now. we're dealing with a lot of mild weather over the next several days. 45 degrees, sky is partly cloudy in the city. some high clouds out there right now. not an issue in terms of any precipitation heading our way. it's a quiet start to the week. that storm you were thinking about could bring us some rain is not going to. looks like it's staying offshore now. as we head towards the weekend, we could see temperatures head toward 60 degrees. we have officially a dense fog advisory in ulster and duchess county. haven't seen a big issue with visibility this morning. poughkeepsie reporting five miles. generally most folks between five and ten miles. i don't think that will be a big problem early on. lower 40s to mid-40s in the five boroughs. you go out east, with the clear sky and the light wind, the temperature can drop in a hurry and it did. 23 degrees out there. a lot of 20s in the northern
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certainly a chilly start to the day. it does get milder as we move on through time. we have one little disturbance in the ohio valley. another one off the carolina coast. these two will get together and merge into a storm system, but it looks like it's going to happen too far to the south and east to be a player. as sunrise comes, we'll probably have filtered sun and get into bright sun in the middle of the day. more clouds will roll in from the south later on. you can see that on future tracker. we're okay for 1:00 in the afternoon. clouds start to build back in toward the evening hours. that's the development of that offshore storm. that's all we see from it, the clouds. notice where the rain goes, to the east of us. maybe extreme eastern suffolk county, gets clipped by a shower. the clouds part for some occasion until sun tomorrow. wednesday looks okay. thursday probably our day of maybe seeing a sprinkle or shower later on in the afternoon and evening. that would be about it. we're pretty quiet otherwise. so 54 the expected high today.
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above normal temperatures even north and west in the 50s. same thing across long island. upper 30s to around 40 in the city tonight. nearby suburbs, mid-30s. it's december. once again, we'll bounce back close to 50 degrees tomorrow afternoon. same thing for wednesday. a little milder thursday with a thundershower threat as a warm front pushes through. mid to upper 50s friday and saturday. near 60 by time we get to sunday. so we're sitting pretty in the weather department. how about the traffic department? >> things just got a little ugly in the traffic department. that's because of the cross bronx expressway. we're going to take a live look outside as traffic is coming off the alexander hamilton bridge heading eastbound. you'll see it's just not moving out there. that's because there is a jackknifed tractor trailer out there shutting down two lanes by jerome avenue. that's exit 2a. you can see delays building quickly out there. not affecting the george washington bridge just yet. we also have an accident heading
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parkway out before exit 22. that one is on the right shoulder. again, not much of a delay. we still have this water main break out there on route 1-9 southbound. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. more weather and traffic ahead. >> thanks so much, lauren. 5:47 right now. new jersey's bear hunt begins today. this year hunting is expanding into areas of passaic and mercer counties where suburbban bears have become a problem. in connecticut, a high school wrestling coach won't be in class this morning following a drug arrest. police in westport pulled over david bernstein for erratic driving on saturday morning. officers say they found cocaine in his car. he was also wanted on a warrant for failure to appear in court on a previous charge. bernstein is the wrestling coach at staples high school.
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announced today to help reduce the number of overdose deaths in new york city. the plan will make a medication that reverses certain overdoses available at pharmacies without a prescription. according to health officials, the death rate from drug overdoses has climbed more than 4 400% since 2010. london's latest terror attack is causing a big online discussion. video from saturday shows a 29-year-old man being tased by police at a subway station. police say he had a knife, attacked two people. once captured, the crowd taunted the suspect saying, quote, you ain't no muslim, brother. that sparked debate and a hashtag that went viral with many muslims tweeting no one in their faith should condone such violence. the rock band u2 is back in paris, funlly performing the concerts they had to postpone because of that city's terror attack.
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show to those who were killed not only in paris but in san bernardino as well. lead singer bono said paris often inspires him. >> if you love liberty, then paris is your hometown. >> u2 is set to perform a second show later today. bono says they even wrote a new song called "streets of surrender" to honor paris. 5:50 now. today ceremonies are planned here in new york to remember pearl harbor. a wreath will be tossed into the hudson to honor the 2400 who died on that day. it'll take place at the intrepid sea, air, and space museum. in hawaii, today's remembrance has been moved to a bigger location. it's essentially a test run to prepare for next run, the 75th anniversary of that attack. sfwlncht at least one person is dead
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a fire on an oil rig in the caspian sea. the fire began friday night. the company that owns the rig says the fire started when a gas line was damaged by heavy winds. of the 62 workers on that rig, 32 were rescued. it's 5:50 right now. just ahead, an early present high above the earth. the important supplies now on their way to the international space station. we're following breaking news in queens. right now firefighters on a scene trying to get a handle on a fire. there were six people inside, we're told off made it out safely. our crew is there.
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welcome back. it is 5:54. we're looking at the scene of a two-alarm fire in elmhurst, queens. we heard there were six people inside that home. firefighters still working on that fire, trying to get it under control. we understand the people have made it out of the home safely, with at least one person in the hospital. >> brian thompson is there. we'll hear from him in a little bit. right now, it's 5:54. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. my kids are already trying to countdown yesterday how many days they have left to christmas vacation.
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just vacation. >> of course. wouldn't you? i remember doing that in the good old days. doesn't feel like christmas vacation weather just yet. it's above normal again. 54 the expected high this afternoon. we're starting out in the chilly 20s and 30s. could be a little early patchy fog. turns partly to mostly cloudy later on tonight. 38 in the city, closer to 30 in some of the suburbs. no big storms this week. the temperatures continue above normal. all is quiet right now. >> that's a good thing. all right, chris. thank you. lauren, what's happening? >> monday morning commutes are usually the best of the week. today, not so much. we have a couple problems. this just came in. an accident on the l.i.e. westbound by wood haven boulevard. center lane shut down there. it's heavy as far as delays go. we'll take a live look outside at the inbound side of the george washington bridge, which is bad. this is because of an accident on the cross bronx expressway eastbound. a jackknifed tractor trailer all the way by jerome avenue.
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there's going to be at least a ten-minute wait. if you can head to the lincoln tunnel, that would be the smartest idea. at least the lower level for now. >> lauren, thank you. 5:55. a commuter alert now. don't forget, bring some extra cash to cover your tolls at port authority crossings today. the e-zpass toll during peak hours will rise from $12 to $12.50. if you pay cash, that toll jumps to $15. you you're not visiting anybody in new jersey, are you? >> that will cost you $30 to see uncle george. but drivers are at least saving money at the pump. the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline now $2.10 nationwide. it's the lowest it has been since january. super low. according to aaa's fuel gauge report, drivers in new york
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breaking news. here are live pictures from queens, where a fire has spread to multiple buildings. president obama laying out his plan to fight isis as he tries to calm fears over more possible attacks on american soil. and new this morning, we will tell you where a watery sink hole is creating concerns in our area. "today in new york's" starts now. good morning, everyone. it is monday morning, december 2nd. welcome to "today in new york." tim darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. chris, it was just looking nice to have it in the 40s in some places. >> the city the warm spot. we're in the mid-40s. that's above normal. that should be closer to the normal high for the day. north and west it feels a little wintry out there. 26 in belvedere. northwestern suburbs, 20s and lower 30s showing up. the city the warmer spot. most folks between 40 and 45.
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a lot of 30s and 20s on the island. some high clouds early. brighter sun in the middle of the day. bottom line is another nice day. 51 at noon. forecasting a high of 54 degrees. almost 6:01. if you're heading out the door, what's the commute look like, lauren? >> kind of ugly in certain areas. we'll start with the long island expressway in queens. a whole lot of taillights as you make your way westbound. there's an accident blocking the center lane by wood haven boulevard, which is just to the left of the camera there. then heading over to the george washington bridge, also a very slow ride this morning due to a jackknifed tractor trailer eastbound on the cross bronx expressway by jerome avenue. delays here are 10 to 15 minutes already. head to the lower level or the holland tunnel. we will have more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> thanks so much, lauren. >> now to break news in queens.
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buildings near britain avenue in elmhurst. brian thompson is there with more. >> reporter: yeah, good morning, darlene. one person has been taken to the hospital, a 30-year-old woman. she has burns on her arm and on her face. there were a total of six people in this house when the fire broke out around 4:30 this morning. one of them a child. we don't know the age of the child. however, they were able to get out on their own. firemen have been on scene ever since trying to get this thing to stop smoldering, which is what it's down right now. still some stubborn burning going on inside the house. but as far as the folks getting out, they were able to get out, scramble, wake up. but even neighbors had to flee their homes. >> you woke up and what did you see? >> already blazing in fire. >> what did you do? >> i just ran outside.
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don't actually have an idea what has happened. so i just run out. >> reporter: a lot of people just with sheets around them. that's all they could grab as they tried to flee bhafs a very intense fire for a few brief moments until the fdny got on the scene and was able to put some water on it. again, a total of six people in the house, one seriously injured at the hospital, the other five being evaluated here as were two firefighters. none of hose conditions considered life threatening. live in elmhurst, i'm brian thompson, back to you. >> bruin, thank you. 6:03 now. this morning, fire investigators also desperate to find an arsonist in queens before he strikings again. seven fires in forest hills since october 20th. this is a picture of the man that police want to find. this photo was released after the most recent fire was set on sunday morning at a home under construction, 69th red. neighbors say it's the second time this particular house was
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>> it's hard to believe that with everybody watching that the thing could catch fire again. that somebody would actually be able to get in there and set it on fire. >> a firefighter did suffer minor injuries in sunday's fire. that firefighter expected to be okay. happening right now, a driver facing charges after a deadly crash on a brooklyn sidewalk. this exclusive video shows a couple walking up fulton street last night as they crossed south portland street, an suv barrels into them from behind. police say the driver swerved to avoid a stopped city bus and jumped the curb, striking and killing a 30-year-old woman. two other people were hurt as well. police charged the driver with driving without a license. and new this morning, a water main break created this sink hole in westchester county. water rushing beneath the street at marble avenue and castleton street in pleasantville. we're told crews are on the scene to make repairs. a police officer discovered the
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homeowners complained of low or no water pressure. 6:04 right now. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. chris, i know we've had great weather and it's going to continue for a while, but i guess the question everyone has to say is, is it inductive of what's to come, and lastier that wasn't the case. >> right, we talked about last december was mild. we were at 62ing did on christmas day last year. 65 degrees the first day of the month. that doesn't necessarily spell how the rest of the winter will go. we'll have to take it one week at a time. this week, back above normal. some patchy fog early this morning. plenty of sunshine during the midday hour. should warm temperatures back into the 50s. that's back above normal. right now in the city, we're down to 43 degrees. that's the lowest temperature we've seen in central park this morning. by noon, we're at 51. we shed the high clouds.
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rain in our forecast. let's find out about the commute right now. here's lauren. >> gad morning. we have an overturned vehicle in the butburgh area on 84 eastbound. watch out for that. if you're getting on the railings, right now d trains are bypassing 18th avenue in both directions. that's all due to fire department activity. you need to move your car today. alternate side parking rules in effect today. more weather and traffic coming up. >> all right, lauren. thank you very much. glncht today religious leaders are kbather er gathering in lower manhattan to learn more about city's counterterrorism program. it comes as president obama is urging americans not to turn against the muslim community here in the united states. "today in new york's" katherine creag is at one police plaza with that. >> reporter: and here at police headquarters, police commissioner bratton has a scheduled event to talk about this huge clergy gathering here
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he's also expected to talk to reporters and make some comment regarding president obama's remarks about terrorism. a primetime speech from the oval office. some political analysts saying he offered words of encouragement but really didn't talk about any policy changes. he said what happened in san bernardino, california, the act of two people taken down the dark road of extreme ism extremism. he defenned his strategy. he called on congress to authorize the use of military force against isis. he also cautioned against a backlash against the muslim community. >> isil does not speak for islam. they are thugs and killers, part of a cult of death. and they account for a tiny fraction of more than a billion muslims around the world, including millions of patriotic muslim-americans who reject their hateful ideology. >> reporter: and some of the
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president have said that president obama has not been aggressive enough in confronting the threat. again, michael, here at police headquarters, we expect to hear from commissioner bratton. also, mayor de blasio will be here in the amp. although, later an commissioner brad son's scheduled event with reporters. we expect to also hear from mayor de blasio about what president obama said. >> kat, thanks very much. other politician r s krit criticize criticizing the president's spaech. we spoke by phone to peter king, who described president obama's address as a, quote, total failure of leadership. >> he just comes up with these phony arguments and refuses to make any changes at all. his policy clearly is not working. >> well, the "today" show will have much more reaction and an ice of the president's speech. today, thousands of san bernardino county employees are
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time sinept a deadly attack at a holiday party. restaurant inspector syed farook and his wife tashfeen malik killed 14 of his co-workers wednesday. investigators are looking into whether the mother of farook knew about the attack plot. >> at this point, we do not have any evidence thatter. part of a larger group or a cell or planning anything else. that's at this time. what i will say we are continuing to run everything to ground. >> later today, investigators are expected to give an update into the investigation. in this morning's cnbc money report, you may see a lot of delivery trucks on the roads. kate, i guess all the things we ordered on saber monday are coming out. >> absolutely right. fedex will be extra busy today.
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holiday delivery days. they will ship a record 315 million packages between black friday and christmas eve. they've added more than 55,000 workers. and weight watchers is revamping, launching an app and new online tools today. they're aimed at helping customers eat healthier, set fitness goals, and reduce stress. the launch comes after oprah winfrey bought that stake in weight watchers and as it struggled through four years of declining profit. so call it whatever you want. just don't call it a diet. >> right, because they're trying to make you healthy for life. sort of focusing just on losing a couple pounds. >> absolutely. i think they're moving away from that fad diet and trying to make this about a lifestyle. >> kate, thank you so much. 6:10. coming up next, a big announcement from president jimmy carter.
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his battle with cancer. and later, new jersey's bear hunt kicks off this morning. it's larger than ever before we'll tell you about the new areas involved in that hunt. and your weather and traffic on the 4s is coming up.
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it's 6:14. here are four things to know this morning. we're following breaking news in queens. the fdny is on the scene of a two-alarm fire in elmhurst. at least one person was taken to the hospital with burns. so far no word on what may have sparked the flames. all right. new york city's kindergarten application process opens today. families will receive an offer letter in mid-march, a month
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>> oh, boy. you'll need extra cash to use the port authority's bridges and tunnels. new toll hikes went into effect on sunday. the e-z pass toll will rise from $12 to $12.50. if you pay cash, it jumps to $15. tonight is the second night on hanukkah. last night a large crowd gathered for the lighting of the world's largest menorah in brooklyn. and a continuation of beautiful weather through hanukkah and into next weekend. there's no real sign of winter making a move on us any time soon. no big storms on the horizon either. if you like quiet weather, we've got it. quiet start to the workweek today. that storm system we were worried about possibly impacting us tuesday into wednesday looks like it will stay offshore. by the time we get to the weekend, we could approach 60 degrees. a mild afternoon after a chilly start today. normal high temperature this time of year is 46. we're back at it again, above
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yesterday made it up to 53 degrees. we'll be in the same ballpark again today. it's chilly once you get outside the city. astoria is 44. shepshead bay is 41. the city tends to hold on to the heat, known as the concrete jungle. the further north and west you go, you go from the 30s into president 20s. poughkeepsie is 27. all the way out east in westhampton, it's 25 degrees. certainly a chilly start. school day forecast, suburbs, you'll need the coats and hats. maybe even the gloves in some cases. in the city, temperatures are in the low 40s. there will be patches of fog in the burbs too. cool at recess time. getting close to 50. 54 by the time of dismissal. a nice mild afternoon. after-school activities look quiet too. about 53 degrees with a few clouds. a couple disturbances to the south and west. that's where they're going to stay. they'll get together and move offshore. too far off the coast to impact us with other than just a few clouds tonight and the fist half
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we're seeing these high, thin cirrus clouds. they're going to thin out as we go through the morning hours. maybe a little cloudy, kind of a frosted sunshine early on this morning. it will turn bright and sunny for several hours in the middle o of the day. notice later this afternoon and evening, high clouds come from the south. that's the developing storm offshore. notice where the rain stays, way to the east of us overnight tonight and tomorrow morning. tomorrow, a mix of clouds and sun again anticipated in the afternoon hours. it stays pretty dry we think wednesday. thursday might be the chance of a shower. 54 this afternoon. another mild one with just a few high clouds early and late. lots of sunshine sandwiched in between. tomorrow, that storm moves offshore in the morning hours. a mix of clouds and sun up around 50 degrees. seven-day forecast shows we stay close to 50 degrees again on wednesday. maybe a stray shower or two thursday. milder at 55. 56 friday. we really turn it up a bit. upper 50s to maybe low 60s by the time we get to sunday. so another nice looking weekend heading our way. let's see how nice looking the commute is so far this morning. lauren? >> i'll start with some good news.
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westbound on the l.i.e. by queens boulevard. that just cleared out. delays are easing a bit. we still have this accident involving a tractor trailer eastbound on the cross bronx expressway by jerome avenue. still shuts down two lanes. you can see the delays here. they go back well past the george washington bridge. we'll take a live look at in inbound side. you have a 30-minute wait into the tolls already because of this. it is just not moving. you can see traffic moving fine into the lower level. if you're going to use the lincoln instead, a 20-minute delay there. on the cross bronx expressway, we'll hop to the other side. this is all because of rubber necking. people are curious, slowing down as they get through the area. once you get past jerome avenue westbound, things will open up. head over to the bruckner. in addition to that, we have a downed pole on the cross county parkway eastbound on the express lanes by the new york state throughway. that blocks a lane there. just use some caution as you make your way through that area. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect today. more weather and traffic ahead. >> thanks very much. 6:18 now.
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killing a good samaritan is charged with murder. froylan lopez was arrested yesterday. police say lopez stabbed troy brandon to death saturday night. brandon was walking to his home on monticello avenue in jersey city. he stopped to help someone who had been attacked. that's when brandon was stabbed. he died just an hour later. bond for lopez set at a million dollars. the department of justice will begin an investigation into the chicago police following the shooting death of a teenager. 17-year-old laquan mcdonald was shot by officer jason van dyke. van dyke is charged with mcdonald's murder after a video of the incident was released last month. attorney general loretta lynch is expected to announce the investigation later this week. former president jimmy carter announcing some amazing news. >> when i went this week, they didn't find any cancer at all. so i have good news. >> jimmy carter sharing that with iz had sunday school class in plains, georgia. he says he'll continue his chemotherapy, though.
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battle with melanoma just four months ago. still teaching sunday school, 91 years old. >> wow. all right. well, the rock band u2 will be back on stage in paris today. this is the show they were forced to reschedule because of that city's terror attacks. >> [ speaking french ]. >> u2 said they were performing in memory of the people gunned down in paris as well as san bernardino. bono said he had a special love for paris. >> if you love liberty, then paris is your hometown.squashed rumors they'd be joined on stage by the eagles of death metal, the band playing in the bataclan theater. still ahead, shrinking apples. not the kind you eat though. why the next smartphone could be a little bit different. plus, beach goers find an injured seal in new jersey.
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look at that. who's going to be out there singing in a little bit? i think the four of us as we do our annual christmas greeting. >> do you have your elf ears? >> and my falsetto. now to the real stars honored last night at washington's kennedy center. >> the moment that moved president obama to tears.
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and rito moreno joined carole king. when aretha franklin sang, though, the president was seen wiping away a tear. >> that's fabulous. i got emotional when george lucas talked about creating chewbacca and c3po. >> there was a moment where george lucas said he hadn't actually seen "star wars." the president saying, it's really good, you should see it. >> check it out. haven't you been listening to the hype? that was quite an eclectic group. always nice to see. as we head out to a new workweek, we're continuing where we left off over the weekend. above-normal temperatures. we're starting out in the 20s in a lot of the suburbs. in the city, we're in the low 40s. everybody, even those colder spots, we'll get back to the low to mid-50s this afternoon.
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partly cloudy tonight, 38 in the city, closer to 30 in some of the suburbs. the weather week stays quiet and temperatures stay above normal. until further notice. i'll let you know when the notice comes. >> don't let us know. what's going on, lauren? >> this accident on the cross bronx expressway really messing things up at the george washington bridge. both levels here, nothing moving. it is a 60-minute delay already getting into the tolls. this accident is eastbound on the cross bronx expressway out by jerome avenue. lower level is the way to go or head over to the lincoln tunnel, which is at about 30 minutes now. at least that's half the time. if you're getting on the rails right now, we still have the d train bypassing the 18th avenue station in both directions. you can also expect delays. that's all due to fire department activity. otherwise, rails moving along fine. >> okay. lauren, thank you so much. 6:26. coming up next, an update on breaking news in queens. >> reporter: six people scramble out of a house as a fire burns through it.
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i'm live in elmhurst, queens. i'll have all the details. and i'm katherine creag live at nypd headquarters. hours after president obama's oval office address on terrorism and religious tolerance, we expect to hear from police commissioner bratton and members of the clergy about what the president said. we'll have the details coming up. and if you're about to head out the door, take us with you. keep watching "today in new york." download the news 4 new york app
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breaking news. live pictures here from elmhurst. at least one person injured as a fire spreads to multiple buildings in queens. we're going to have a live report from the scene. president obama details his strategy against isis while trying to calm fears over more possible attacks in the u.s. plus, what you need to know about the bear hunt that gets under way today in new jersey. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everybody. 6:30 a.m. on this monday, december 7th. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm darlene rodriguez. let's check in with chris cimino looking at the weather for today. >> good morning. starting out in the low 40s in
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suburbs in the 20s and 30s. a lot of 20s in the northwestern suburbs. the day planner, it will feature high clouds filtering out the sun early and again late. in between, it's plenty of sunshine. forecasting a high of 54 degrees. some problems on this monday morning commute. lauren has the latest. >> yeah, some problems. one huge problem. right now on the cross bronx expressway heading eastbound, we have a tractor trailer accident by jerome avenue. it's backed up well into new jersey. we'll take a quick live look at the approach to the george washington bridge, where it's a 60-minute delay right now heading into the inbound upper-level toll. the lower level a slow ride as well. lincoln tunnel is at about 30. leave yourself plenty of extra time. >> lauren, thank you very much. now to breaking news from queens. a two-alarm fire in elmhurst. brian thompson has been there. we've seen firefighters go right into this house.
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really, the house is just a mess right now. as a matter of fact, you can see they're peeling off some of the siding because they're trying to get into the still smoldering smoke up there in the attic. six people scrambled for their lives earlier around 4:30. even as the house appears to be a total loss, they were able to get out, including a child. although, one woman, 30 years old, was indeed overcome by the flames and had burns on her arm and on her face. so he was taken to the hospital. she's now being treated there. the other five people who were in the house are okay according to the fair department. they were being evaluated on the scene as were two firefighters. but the house, as you can see, not much left. we're waiting for a briefing from the fdny any minute now. but this was a very close call for six people. they should be very thankful at
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live in elmhurst, i'm brian thompson. back to you. >> certainly right, brian. thank you very much. 6:32 right now. today religious leaders will gather in lower manhattan to learn more about the city's counterterrorism programs. it comes as president obama urged tolerance in a rare primetime address. "today in new york's" katherine creag is at one police plaza in lower manhattan with more. >> reporter: darlene, good morning. from that huge gathering here at police headquarters of those religious leaders, we expect to hear from them about the president's address in the oval office on terrorism, his remarks about it. also, also, we expect to hear from commissioner bratton. some analysts said the president offered words of encouragement but really no policy changes. president obama said what happened in san bernardino was an act of two people taken down the dark path of extremism. he called on congress to authorize the use of military
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tougher gun laws. he also cautioned about backlash against the muslim community, saying it's vital to practice religious tolerance. >> just as it is the responsibility of muslims around the world to root out misguided ideas that lead to radicalization, it is the responsibility of all americans of every faith to reject discrimination. >> reporter: and mayor de blasio released a statement, part of it about gun control, regarding president obama's remarks saying, common sense tells us to pass legislation that will make it illegal for individuals on the fbi watch list to buy guns and will require background checks for gun purchases as well. mayor de blasio will also be here for that clergy gathering. we expect to hear from him about the president's address. back to you. >> kat, thank you. well, 6:34 right now. house speaker paul ryan is among the republicans criticizing the
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he released a statement that read, the enemy is adapting, and we must too. that's why what we heard tonight was so disappointing. no new plan, just a half-hearted attempt to defend and distract from a failing policy. well, the "today" show will have much more reaction and analysis ahead at 7:00 a.m. zblmpkt right now a check of weather and traffic. i figured out the downside for the kids. no snow days before the holiday. >> that's getting greedy, don't you think, after last winter? for the time being, we're sitting pretty. nice and quiet. we're in the chilly 20s in a lot of the suburbs. with plenty of sunshine, we'll be back in the 50s this afternoon. so right now in town, 43 degrees. could be a patch or two of fog before sunrise. we're getting high, thin cirrus clouds out there.
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the middle of the day before more clouds roll in tonight. expect a high temperature of 54 degrees. lauren scala has been tracking some issues on this monday morning commute. what do you have for us? >> certainly have. some have been out there for quite a while, including this one. d trains continue to bypass the 18th avenue station in both directions. this is all due to fire department activity. then if you're hitting the roads, a live look at the gowanus expressway, which is a slow ride this morning. no reports of any accidents out there. but it is an extremely slow ride. heading over to the george washington bridge, we're going to be talking about this a lot because it's going to be out there for a while. 60-minute delay into the upper level inbound. delays continue to grow at the lower level. this is all because of an accident eastbound on the cross bronx expressway. even if you're heading from manhattan to the cross bronx, you want to take the fdr to the bruckner instead. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. >> lauren, thank you very much.
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jersey's bear hunt begins, and this year the hunt is expanding into areas of passaic and mercer counties where suburban bears have become a problem. the state holds an annual six-day hunt to thin the growing black bear population. protesters have said the hunt is inhumane and unnecessary. happening today, congressman dan donovan and supporters will be at city hall to support the zadroga act. yesterday first responders and families joined politicians at ground zero. they want politicians to extend funding to the bill before going on holiday break in less than a week. the act provides medical care to those suffering from 9/11-related illnesses. >> the time for talk is over. the time for action is now. it's as simple as that. >> the zadroga act expired last month and only has enough funding to last until next year. 6:37 now.
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new initiative today to help prevent overdose deaths. the plan will make a medication that reverses certain overdoses available to city pharmacies without a prescription. the effort is part of a larger plan announced last month to aim to help new yorkers who are fighting addictions and also mental health disorders. in connecticut, a high school wrestling coach is out of jail this morning after a drug arrest, but he will not be in class. police in west port pulled over david bernstein for erratic driving saturday morning. officers say they found cocaine in bernstein's car. he's also wanted on a warrant for failure to appear in court on a previous charge. bernstein is a wrestling coach at staples high school. one of indian point's two nuclear reactors remain shut down for the next couple days following a power loss. a company spokesman says the minor equipment issue caused several control rods to lose power in the unit two reactor on saturday. we're told no radiation leaked into the environment. we will find out today who will be named the new head
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it's expected to be chris ash, the current defensive coordinator for ohio state. he will replace kyle flood, who was fired after a disappointing season that included the arrest of several players. flood had also been fined and suspended last september for contacting a faculty member about a player's grades. things got heated during this weekend's crucial game between the jets and the giants. it was just before halftime. the jets' brandon marshall getting into a shouting match with the giants' cullen jenkins. marshall later told reporters jenkins had said something about his wife. once play resumed, the game ended up going to overtime. the jets putting up a field goal on the opening drive. that's what happened there, you saw the loss for the giants. a 48 yarder from josh brown wept wide. it was the first time he'd missed all season. jets go on to win that one 23-20. you were saying a lot of people second guessing tom coughlin, going for a td earlier. >> and saying he shouldn't have and he cost them the game.
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still ahead, get ready for a new iphone. we're going to tell you why the next model may be a small step forward for the tech giant. plus, we'll have weather and traffic coming up. you're watching "today in new york." [barks] are those... you there...
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welcome back. beautiful shot there. it's 43 degrees out right now. 6:43. this morning, an injured seal in new jersey is getting some medical attention. sea isle city police received reports of an injured seal on the 92nd street beach yesterday. they were able to capture the animal. the center says the seal was suffering from a few minor abrasions and a mild respiratory
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the animal will be treated and released. it's going to be all fixed up and sent back out. >> giving him the z pack. >> it's official oil based too. make it comfortable. they have that face though. >> so cute. >> they're adorable. well, what we've got going on weather-wise next few days around here is again a continuation of above-normal temperatures. that ice you see out there, that christmas tree, you would think we have temperatures in the 30s and 40s by day. not the case. we're talking 50s. maybe by the weekend coming up, 60 or better, believe it or not. let's enjoy it while we have it. there's always payback somewhere down the road. 43, partly cloudy right now in town. we're talking about a nice start to the workweek today. the storm system we were worried about is going to stay offshore tomorrow. by the weekend, we could see close to 60 degrees in parts of the area. mild temperatures certainly today.
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year should be 46. it's 27 in high point this morning. 28 in franklin. there are a lot of 20s showing up through northwest new jersey. even down the shore, long branch, 34. the city is the warmer spot at 43 right now. even with this cold start in our northern suburbs, it will warm into the 50s there before the day is through. a couple disturbances will get together and form a storm system off the middle atlantic coast. it now in appears most of that will stay to the south and east of us. we're dealing with a thinning out of high clouds. we may see that at sunrise time in parts of the area. then it turns bright and sunny for a while this afternoon before more high clouds return later on. there it is on future tracker. 2:00 in the afternoon, we're looking good with sunshine. notice the hint of high clouds to the south. that's that developing storm system offshore. we get the clouds, especially from the city on south. watch where the rain stays, off to the south and east. well offshore.
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tomorrow, clouds will break for some occasion untilal al sunshine. should be quiet through tomorrow afternoon. wednesday looks quiet. again, there will be clouds with sunshine. thursday is our next chance of maybe seeing a couple light sprinkles. you can see it right there. nothing all that heavy. 54 the expected high this afternoon. beth page about 55. long branch, 55. a good deal of sunshine. upper 30s to near 40 in the city tonight. lower 30s nearby suburbs. upper 20s north and west. clouds rolling back in overnight tonight. tomorrow, right around 50. 51 wednesday. there's that stray shower chance on thursday. friday, back to sun, 56. there's the warming trend by the weekend. maybe 60 or better by sunday. let's see if the commute is any better right now. lauren? >> totally worse. we have some new problems out there. just being a realist this morning. southern state parkway westbound, watch out for a disabled vehicle out by eagle avenue in the left lane. delays are building there.
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southbound on the van wyck expressway at atlantic avenue. heading to the major degan, an accident blocked two lanes by 149th street. the real problem, just slightly north of here, the cross bronx expressway eastbound. this accident by jerome avenue. they opened another lane. it was blocking two lanes. now just the right lane. delays should start to ease out. it's a 60-minute wait into the george washington bridge. we'll show you what that wait looks like. a very pretty sunrise in the background. not a pretty commute beneath it. it's about 60 minutes into the upper level tolls, 30 at the lower. over at the lincoln tunnel, it's a 25-minute wait. just as rough commute out there. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. more weather and traffic coming up in a bit. back to you. >> lauren, thanks. 6:47. this morning, people are going to gather at the intrepid sea, air, and space museum to remember pearl harbor. a wreath will be tossed into the hudson to honor the 2400 who
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a survivor of the attack will speak as well. next year's ceremony at pearl be huge. it will mark 75 years since december 7th, 1941, and the attack that launched the united states into world war ii. a group of explorers have found what may be the world's largest sunken treasure. the spanish gallion was trying to outrun a fleet of warship when is it sank. the wreckage of gold coins and jewel was untouched for 300 years before it was found off the coast of colombia. this morning on the "today" show, find out how much that bounty could be worth. >> that's right. apple's next idea could be a small one. reports now that apple will launch a brand new four-inch iphone. the new iphone will be thinner, faster, have more memory. rumored smaller smartphone expected to go on sale in the new year. it could be called the iphone 6c. the cost will be anywhere between $400 and $500.
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ones. you think they'll go for smaller ones? >> it depends. there are people who like that larger screen. and there are people who like something tiny. the large one, you can't put it the in your pocket. >> it's like a pizza. >> putting a pizza in your pocket is totally normal. coming up next, the special holiday delivery now headed to the international space station. we'll tell you what's on board. don't ferg, follow us on twitter, facebook, and instagram. michaelg4ny, darlene4ny.
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we are liftoff. right now crucial supplies are on their way to the international space station. they had some delays. the weather at cape canaveral timely cleared, allowing for the launch. the capsule carrying more than 7,000 pounds of cargo, scientific equipment, even groceries. they were scheduled to take off on thursday, but they had to wait because of the weather. >> all right. on their way. the "today" show coming up in just a few minutes. we check in right now, see what's ahead.
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coming up on the show this morning, the politics of the war on terror. did president obama go far enough to ease fears during his rare primetime address from the oval office? >> and then some new recommendations that could mean extra screenings for your children during their next physical exam. and matt goes one on one with adele. >> the superstar will explain why writing her hit new album was very difficult. the real meaning of that song we can't get out of our heads, "hello," and how her son changed her life, when we get started on a monday morning right here on "today." >> matt, darlene sings "hello" in the car like every day. >> i sound exactly like her. >> me too. >> until you turn the radio down. >> right. then you can hear me. >> i can't stop. >> have a great show. >> you too. take care. >> up next, we're going to get an update from lauren. we've been watching what's going on with the george washington bridge. long delays there. >> you're watching "today in new
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welcome back now. for the latest on the breaking news if queens, a two-alarm fire has left at least one family homeless. >> brian thompson has been there. we understand you just got new video. >> reporter: that's right, michael. this was really a bad fire. six people scrambling to get out of that house behind me there. you can see all the damage to it. let's go to that video. you can see how intense the
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this wooden structure. it was very touch and go, but all six people, including a child, were able to get out. unfortunately, one woman, 30 years old, did suffer some burns to her face and to her arm. life in elmhurst, i'm brian thompson. >> all right, brian. thank you. now to katherine creag in lower manhattan manhattan, where the counterterrorism program will be the focus of a major meeting this morning. kat? >> reporter: indeed, darlene and michael. quite a big gathering of religious leaders, member of the clergy will take place here at nypd headquarters. this after president obama's address from the oval office regarding terrorism and also religious tolerance. some political analysts saying the president offered words of support regarding the attack in san bernardino but didn't give any policy changes when it comes to terrorism. the president defended his strategy to fight isis as part of an international coalition. he called on congress to authorize the use of military force against isis but not a
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some remarks from police commissioner bratton here at one police plaza regarding what president obama said. back to you. >> kat, thank you very much. new jersey's bear hunt does begin today. this year the hunt expanded into areas of passaic and mercer counties. state holds the annual six-day hunt to thin the growing black bear population. the protesters say the hunt is inhumane and unnecessary. new york city's kindergarten application process opens today. officials hope that opening the process early will give families more time to learn about their new school and zone wait lists. families will receive an offer letter for mid-march, one month earlier than last year. you're going to need extra cash to use the port authority's bridges and tunnels. new toll hikes went into effect on sunday. e-z pass toll during the peak hours goes from $12 to $12.50. if you pay cash, it's $15 to get across the gwb. >> hard to swallow. >> a lot more than $15 right now to get across the george
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you're going to neat a lot of patience. we have some big problems because of this accident still on the cross bronx expressway eastbound by jerome avenue. the delays getting into the upper level, 90 minutes. lower from route 4 is 45. the palisades approach will take you an hour. route 6 is 25 minutes. over at the lincoln tunnel, a 25 to 35-minute wait. take your pick there. just not an easy ride. also, reports of an accident northbound on the garden state parkway after exit 149. and a disabled vehicle southbound on the van wyck by atlantic avenue. >> thank you, lauren. that was a lot. >> i'm thinking monday morning, just 90 minutes across the bridge to start your week. and pay $15. worth every minute. all right. weather is worth every minute. beautiful weather heading your way for the balance of this week. high, thin clouds this morning. bright and sunny this afternoon. 54 today. tomorrow, the storm stays offshore. the rain escapes us. wednesday is dry. maybe a couple showers on
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