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have to walk on the grates and have you to at this point toe tiptoe. if you're about to head out the door, take us with you. >> download the news 4 app on your mobile device. our next hour starts right now. breaking news overnight as we look at these live pictures, an off duty police officer opens fire, shoots and kills a robbery suspect. plus, bricks rain down on several blocks in manhattan. this morning inspectors have some big questions to answer. and it was an unforgettable night in paris. the return to the stage for band forever linked to the attacks there. "today in new york" starts now. well, good morning, everybody. 5:00 a.m. on this tuesday. it's the 8th of december. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm darlene rodriguez. chris cimino is there. >> a storm system moving off shore. just some clouds. the clouds will break up later on especially by later on this afternoon. there is a shower chance with a
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tis si pay theed out of that. it will bring in warmer temperatures so by the weekend you can see readings nearing if not topping 60 degrees. 41 with a chilly breeze. the suburbs not as cold as they were yesterday morning. a lot of clouds early. then we gradually break them up. look for a high temperature in the upper 40s. let's see what's cooking on the commute. >> good news is, not much cooking. things look pretty good. we'll take a live look at the gowanus. pass the belt merge off of industry city. not too slow on the bqe. then heading over for another live look outhere, this is the grand central parkway by laguardia. similar story here. again, very crowded on the roads. you should be in for a nice ride if you're headed out. we want to get to breaking news in queens.
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shot a robbery suspect near the bell parkway. "today in new york's" tracie strahan is there. tracie, what are police telling you about what happened here? >> reporter: michael, they're telling us that they're on the hunt for a white bmw. that's actually what that off duty police officer came here to 145th avenue came here to see and possibly purchase. that's what the suspect they're looking for today fled in when shots rang out. all of this happening around 10:36 last night. this is what happened after it immediately looked after the officer called for help. they say the officer saw the ad for the white bmw and arranged to meet to see the vehicle last night. two men were here and greeted him but then they tried to rob the officer. one of the men pulled out a gun on him. the officer then displayed his own gun and gunfire was exchanged. shots that rattled the entire neighborhood.
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saw the police coming and i knew that something serious was going on. >> reporter: police say that man got back into the white bmw and fled in an unknown direction. the one suspect that was struck by the police officer was transported to jamaica hospital where he was pronounced dead. so far, michael, they really don't have a description of the other suspect on the run this morning. we can tell you that the officer didn't suffer any major injuries. back to you. >> tracie, thank you very much. breaking news right now, paris bound flight from the united states made an emergency landing because of a bomb threat. air france flight 83 took off from san francisco but landed in montreal as a precaution. the airline says there was an anonymous threat. passengers had to get off the plane while it was inspected. flight away shows the plane back in the air due to arrive in paris this morning. a 60-year-old has been
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with the mta bus. police have not released his name. that happened last evening. the driver was going west on union turnpike, turned into the wrong side of the divided lane hitting that bus head on. the crash happened as visitors were leaving the university's holiday celebrations and fireworks show. >> santd johns was doing fireworks and they had finished doing the fireworks. that's the only reason we walked down the block. >> the bus driver and the bus passengers were treated for minor injuries. today a queens community is searching for answers after a string of frightening fires. residents are holding the community meeting later this morning. it will take place in forest hills. they're hoping police will quickly track down the person who set seven fires there since october. all of those fires have targeted construction sites owned by baquaran jews. check weather and traffic on the 4s starting with chris cimino. >> good morning.
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terribly cold morning. generally seeing temperatures in the lower 40s. might feel chillier because of the wind out of the north northeast. low 40s from sheep's head bay to staten island. yesterday morning down to the low to mid 20s in some cases. a little bit milder. still chilly. the cloud cover kept these temperatures up. there will be a fair amount of clouds to break up this morning. mostly cloudy giving way to breaks of sun in the afternoon. a little bit chillier. high temperature of 48. tonight partly cloudy skies, 38 should do it in the city. lower 30s north and west. latest on the commute from laura scala standing by. >> thank you. we will go over mass transit right now. a couple of detours out there this morning. far fewer than yesterday. the b 1, m 11, m 15 select bus service is on detour. we have delays on uptown 6 trains. major commuter lines look good. no delays or service changes. do you not need to move your cars today.
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parking rules are suspended. weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. right now investigators are trying to figure out what caused a major mess on the upper east side. bricks fell from a high rise littering the street below. it happened on east 64th street. fortunately no one was hit. "today in new york's" katherine creag is live. kat, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, darlene. the problem for drivers is all of this traffic. this is the beginning. it's expect the to be more congested as the morning goes on. we want to take a look at the building where all of those bricks came falling from. first avenue it's on 64th street and first avenue. the entrance to the building. but it's closer to 63rd street. the back of the building from where the bricks fell. they then scattered all over the ground. this all happened about 10:00 at night. we're told there is facade work being done on the top floors.
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the facade crumbled with bricks coming down. one car suffered damage but incredibly enough no one was hurt on the ground. people who live in the area tell us it makes them rethink where they walk and where they sit. >> i believe that i will never sit in a sidewalk cafe again because something like this can happen while you're eating. >> i thought it was hail but like -- and then i saw it. the pieces of brick looked white from inside the restaurant probably because of the lighting. >> reporter: and looking at the department of building's records on this high rise, there are past elevator violations that were fixed and later dismissed. we are waiting to hear from the buildings department about the permit the building would have to have to do the if a 15d work. darlene, as we pointed out, so many streets are closed. 63rd street is closed between york avenue and 2nd avenue.
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building up here where we are. back to you, darlene. >> katherine creag on the upper east side. thank you, kat. 5:07. the community in san bernardino paid tribute to the people killed in last week's mass shooting. the vigil is taking place on the same day 20,000 county employees got back to work at the same time. the killers say yesterday farook and tashfeen ma lean had been radicalized for, quote, quite some time. they don't know where and when that took place. the fbi also questioned the man who bought the two assault rifles in the shooting. survivors are giving us more detailed account of the terror they went through. >> i'm just holding on to their hands an i am just praying out loud because right then and there i thought, this is it.
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we're gone. we're definitely gone. >> the fbi said the couple did do target practice at local gun ranges. one of those sessions happening just days before the attack. in paris u2 performed for the second night in a row and welcomed a very special guest. >> they were robbed of their stage three weeks ago and we would like to offer them ours tonight. would you welcome the eagles of death metal? >> reaction there. the eagles of death metal were performing in paris at the bataclan theater when they burst in and killed 89 people there. they performed the cover of paty smith's song "people have the power." russia sending a special puppy to france. a police dog. they presented the dog at a
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the puppy started training in russia and will continue to do so in france. the french ambassador to russia calls it a gesture that comes from the heart. new this morning, a south african judge granted bail to oscar pistorius pending sentencing for his new murder conviction. he was in court this morning. the judge i78 posed a $700 bail. he can remain u7d a house arrest until his sentencing in april. you didn't expect to see the annual gathering at central park. this time it will mark 35 years since john lennon's death. he was killed while returning to his nearby apartment at the dakota building after a recording session. lennon's killer, mark david chapman, remains behind bars. his last attempt at parole was rejected just last year. it is 5:10. just ahead, jon stewart returns
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not to tell jokes. the cause he is fighting for. total and complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states. >> plus, reaction is pouring in to donald trump's controversial proposal to ban all muslims from entering the country. and the temperatures dipped overnight. weather and traffic on the 4s is ahead. you're watching "today in new
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it's 5:13. here are four things to know. an off duty officer shot a robbery suspect in queens. the officer answered a craig's list ad about a car for sale. "today in new york's" tracie strahan is on the scene. we will check in with her in 15 minutes. right now streets on the upper east side are blocked off after bricks fall off from a high rise. fortunately, nobody was hurt. a new study shows people who exercise in their 20s have better health later in life. it was a university of michigan study that track people 25 years. >> i missed out on that. major announcement today about the government's car safety ratings. transportation safety secretary
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new enhancements. looking pretty quiet weather wise right now. starting out with some clouds out there this morning. temperatures in the low 40s in the city. this day will be a little bit chillier than yesterday. not dramatically so. the storm will stay off shore. the chilly northeast breeze you'll note this morning. in the city it feels colder than it did yesterday. the suburbs, temperatures a bit warmer. breaks of sunshine for the afternoon. most folks don't make it out of the 40s. we stay generally between 45 and 50. it's 40 down in jackson. toms river same thing. point pleasant, 43. princeton towards the north and west, upper 30s. out across long island in the low 40s. everybody under a cloudy sky. school day forecast, the bus stops starting out with temperatures in the low 40s. a little chill in the air recess time. doesn't go up much, only 44. dismissal time, 48 degrees. we'll see more sun and cool and calm for school activities with temperatures generally in the upper 40s.
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talking about. it is continuing to move east of the area maybe just clipping extreme, very extreme eastern long island, lower end of the twin forks here with light sprinkle or shower. that's about it. this will all wrap up and pull away. the clouds will wrap up and break up. you can see that on future tracker. turns partly sunny. maybe a few more clouds lingering east a bit longer. same thing into the evening hours. tonight we'll call it partly cloudy, not totally clear again. during the day tomorrow it's intervals of clouds and sunshine. a few showers for thursday. looks like thursday our best chance of getting any shower activity here. again, even that not very impressive. most of it from the city onto the east. that's a warm front that will be coming on through. once that punches to the north of us, temperatures take off for the weekend. upper 40s for today. closer to where we should be. normal highs mid 40s. temperatures across northwest new jersey and hudson valley. partial sunshine. 38 the low, partly cloudy.
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about 35 degrees at the park. the good stuff comes in time for the weekend. looking at sunshine mixed with clouds on saturday. 59. 61 on sunday and the seven day forecast shows even the rest of this week very quiet. other than that shower for thursday, upper 50s friday. next chance to have any real significant rain looks like it will be monday with temperatures in the mid 50s. any significant problems on the commute so far? >> we do have some delays on the subways. delays on the town 6 train. track conditions. we have delays on the g train due to police activity. hitting the roads, katherine creag is keeping us updated on the closures. 1st avenue shut down from 62nd to 64th. and 63rd to york remains shut down. live look outside at the brooklyn bridge where we have road work from the manhattan. things are still moving along relatively nicely on the bqe. hopping over to the holland
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no delays. hudson river crossings are in fantastic shape. alternate side of the parking rules are suspended but meeter rules apply. thank you, very much, lauren. now to decision 2016. the donald trump statement that has drawn swift reaction. overnight trump doubling down urging supporters to throw racial profiling out the window in favor of national security. nbc's tracie potts is on capitol hill with this. so much reaction to this. >> reporter: on both sides. trump is citing 1 in 5 muslim americans do advocate violence to achieve their goals. at times trump says we can't afford that type of hatred. on board the "u.s.s. yorktown" donald trump doubled down on the idea of closing our border entirely to muslims. >> they have no respect for
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something. don't worry about profiling. i promise, i will defend you from profiling. >> reporter: muslim leaders call it reckless and unamerican. >> donald trump sounds more like the leader of a lynch mob than a great nation like ours. >> reporter: democrats tweeted, hillary clinton declaring war on islam or demonizing muslim americans plays right into the hands of terrorists. bernie sanders, trump wants us to hate all muslims. >> saying we're not going to let a single muslim in the country is an over reaction. >> no, that is not my policy. >> goes against everything we stand for and believe in. >> reporter: jeh johnson. >> we must not force americans and muslims to run and hide and retreat to the shadows. >> reporter: legal scholars question whether it's even legal to close our borders to certain
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so what's the political impact of all of this? trump is up 13 political points in a cnn poll. they did a political poll where he's down 5 and ted cruz is number one. >> tracie, thank you very much. it is 5:19 right now. comedian jon stewart returned to his old show. this time it was for a serious reason. he appeared on the daily show
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it's actually the largest, most advanced destroyer, that class of ships ever built for the navy. 610 feet long, 15,000 tons that it weighs. the cost though about $4.3 billion. super expensive. >> i can only imagine. >> they're not going to tell us. 5:21. just ahead, today state lawmakers picking up a hot topic. fantasy sports. and it's definitely on the ban list. we'll tell you what police arrested a man carrying this.
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welcome back. looking at the george washington bridge. 41 degrees on this tuesday morning. it's 5:24. a new jersey man is under arrest after he was allegedly caught with a gun at newark liberty airport. the port authority says the 25 caliber handgun was inside the man's backpack and loaded with six hollow point bullets. well, it was detected, of course, when the backpack was screened at a security checkpoint saturday night. we're told the man had a ticket for a flight to hong kong. today the talk in albany will be about the legality of playing daily fantasy sports sites for real money. assembly holding a public
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on players and new york state. they're saying the games are a form of gambling. he's issued a cease and desist kings. they've maintained it's a game of skill. >> a lot of conversations happening about the legality of things with the websites. >> absolutely. >> meanwhile, 5:24. as usual, a lot of conversation about the weather. we're deciding whether we think 41 feels really cold or kind of comfortable. >> all relative. where we should be this time of year, it's warmer than it should be. it feels chillier than yesterday morning. i felt that way. look at michael giving me the look. >> are we having a thing here? is there a situation? >> i was just walking around in my under shorts outside. >> showers. >> 41 in the city, 30s in the suburbs. not quite as chilly as it was in the burbs yesterday morning. as i said, in the city it is a couple degrees cooler. skies mostly cloudy to start. chilly breeze throughout the day. clouds break up for sunshine.
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45 at noon, 47 at 3:00. forecasting a high of 48. we have been in the 50s but we're going to start a new string tomorrow. 50s are better. >> good. chris, thank you. >> good morning. >> hey, lauren. >> the commute's pretty good as well as for the most part we have some subway delays for you. delays on uptown 6 trains and delays in both directions on the g. due to police department activity. live look at the tappan zee bridge. things moving along nicely at west chester and rock land county bound. north of the city, no delays or issues. heading out the door the roads are in good shape. thanks so much, lauren. new jersey's annual bear hunt is underway. they say hunters killed 216 bears on the first day. it's needed to control the state's bear population. protesters say it is inhumane. this year's hunt expected to last six days. officials saying they might extend it for another four depending on how many bears are killed. 5:26 now.
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just released overnight. they're about distracted driving. >> reporter: and i'm katherine creag live on the upper east side where bricks fall down from a high rise apartment building. streets are closed. you can see what's happening to traffic in the 60s and on 1st avenue. we'll have the latest on this coming up. >> reporter: and one suspect is dead, another on the run at this hour after allegedly trying to rob an off-duty cop. i'm tracie strahan live at springfield garden queens with the car police want you to look for this morning. if you're about to head out the door, take us with you. keep watching "today in new york" with you.
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breaking news this morning. police say an off-duty officer shot and killed a robbery suspect after the officer walked into a craig's list scam. plus, a live look. this is the big mess that happened on the upper east side. this is where it started. several blocks are closed off now after bricks come flying off a high rise. where a mystery light switch is bringing instant cheer in the city. "today in new york" starts now. that's awesome. >> get that reaction. good morning, everyone. we love that.
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i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. storm team 4's chris cimino here. >> she's like, did i do that? flip the switch, that's cool. can't wait to see that story. cloudy start. breaking up as we go through the day today. next chance of shower activity slight for thursday. the city on east, a couple of light showers are possible. the bigger story once we get past today the gradual warming trend. the day planner, cloudy start. starting out in the low 40s. by noontime, 45. start to see breaks of sunshine. the chilly feels around 6:00. high temperatures, little bit cooler in recent days. are there any new issues? >> roads are looking pretty good. we still have a water main break out there, at least the repairs from one heading southbound on route 1-9. we'll take a live look outside. roads are in good shape. the alexander hamilton bridge.
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have road work that wrapped up. you should be in for a nice ride. 5:31 right now. breaking news in queens. a robbery suspect is dead, shot by an off duty police officer. this all happened on 145th avenue in springfield garden. that's where "today in new york's" tracie strahan is. tracie. >> reporter: darlene, we're standing by for the nypd to release a photo of the pistol recovered from the scene. it remains unclear if it belongs to the suspect that was shot on scene or the one that was on run. this all happened at around 10:36 last night. the office duty officer called for help. he was here to see a white bmw, one that he had seen on craig's list, and had arranged to meet and view with a couple of men who are here. when he arrived, both men then tried to rob the officer. one of them pulled out that pistol.
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own firearm and opened fire. >> five to six gunshots, loud gunshots. and i wasn't sure, but about maybe five minutes later i heard sirens and helicopters and then i knew it was something serious. >> one suspect struck by that off duty officer was transported to jamaica hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. the search now is for that other suspect who actually fled in the white bmw in an unknown direction. we don't have much of a description of either suspect so far, darlene, but we can tell you that off duty officer didn't suffer any major injuries as a result of this. he's currently under observation at a local hospital simply as a precaution. back to you. >> tracie strahan. tracie, thank you. right now it is 5:33. already at this hour traffic jamming up on the upper east side. this after bricks rained down on a building that happened on east 64th street.
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creag is on the upper east side. kat, you're dealing with what happens next, which is the traffic. >> reporter: indeed, michael. first, it's a new york city nightmare, one of those that you're walking by a high rise building. bricks start crashing down and you see all of these cars moving here on 62nd street honking, police officers trying to move people along. we want to show you where the bricking came down from. the entrance of the building, 64th street. it's the back of the building closer to 63rd street from where the bricks fell. all of this happening at 10:00 tonight. bricks and debris lay scattered on 61st street and 1st avenue. a 10x10 section of the facade crumbled with bricks coming down. one car suffered damage but amazingly enough no one was hurt on the ground. it was frightening for residents. so many streets are closed. first avenue between 62 and 64 and we want to show you a live
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a little bit of traffic right here on the corner where we are, 62 and first avenue. but the thing is, 63rd street also closed between york avenue and second avenue. michael, we saw a police officer, we can see all the way down there on 59th street. they are blocking 1st avenue and 59th street to prevent buildup of traffic on 1st avenue. it's fluid, you could say, michael, of all of these different traffic stops. a police officer on 59th street there, but some of these roadways here closed on 1st avenue. back to you, michael. >> kat, thank you very much. if you can stay south of 59th street be the best. >> avoid that mess. 5:35. check in for weather and traffic. chris, good morning. >> good morning, guys. cloudy sky out there this morning. no rain or snow for that matter to worry about. our first 29 degree temperature. 29 in wall pack.
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same thing through the interior connecticut. 41 across long island. generally low to mid 40s. a day that starts out fairly cloudy. we get some sun in here from late morning on. 48 the expected high. not as mild as recent days. tonight partly cloudy, 38 in the city, closer to 30 in the suburbs. warmer days ahead. get back over to lauren scala right now. >> thanks, chris. good morning, everyone. a closure on route 84 eastbound between route 17 and route 208. all due to an accident. keep in mind we're seeing delays westbound on the l.i.e. and queens because of road work out there. getting on the subways, delays on uptown 6 train and delays on the g. alternate side of the street parking rules are suspended but meter rules apply. more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. thank you so much, lauren. 5:36. now breaking news, a paris bound flight from the united states has to make an emergency landing because of a bomb threat. air france flight 83 took off
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montreal as a precaution. passengers tweeted pictures from inside the plane of the plane being evacuated. the airline said there was an anonymous threat. they inspected the plane. now flight aware does show the plane is back in the air. it is due to land in paris later this morning. in california the saun commune san bernardino community came together to mourn the lives of last week's shooting. they gathered to honor the 14 people who lost their lives there. meanwhile, the fbi says the attacker syed farook, tashfeen malik have been radicalized for quite some time. we're also hearing now more details of what happened from those who survived it. >> i'm just holding on to their hands and i'm just praying out loud because right then and there i thought, this is it. this is it. we're gone. we're definitely gone.
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did have target practice at local gun ranges. one of those sessions happening just days before the attack. we can expect changes to america's terror alert system within days. that is the word from homeland security secretary jeh johnson. the current system has never been activated. that's because it requires a specific and credible threat. johnson says americans need an intermediate warning, a heads up before there's a credible threat, especially in light of the san bernardino massacre. the house will vote today on legislation that would put new limits on the country's visa waiver program. live pictures here. the program allows visitors from 38 select countries to stay in the u.s. without a visa for up to 90 days. but the new bill that's under consideration would ban anyone who has been to iraq or syria in the past five years from taking part in that program. 5:38 now. crime stoppers offering a $10,000 reward for information about the death of a new jersey woman.
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yolanda vega was found early yesterday morning inside her home on beacon street in rahway. police have not released any specific details on how she died. the case is being investigated as a homicide. caught on camera in florida, a very close call for two men. you see that there, that's a freight train plowing into their car. it was on the tracks in orlando. they had moved out of the way just moments before it struck them. the driver and passenger were trying to get the car free from the tracks but they ended up taking off running as that train came close. in this morning's cnbc money report, new york's attorney general is investigating complaints about t-mobile's ad campaign. the ad promised to rip up service contracts and do away with hidden fees, but some say they're misleading. critics say customers can get locked into two two-year loans for new phones and it contradicts t-mobile's ad saying
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time. new this morning, the results of a new study that shows a distracted trend of drivers. the percentage of people who access the internet while driving has more than doubled in the last six years, from 13% to 29%. 36% of drivers also say they text from behind the wheel. that's up from 31% six years ago. but the number of drivers talking on a handheld phone has dropped from 65 to 51%. >> can't be doing that, right? >> obviously not. serious giant light switch brought a little holiday magic to greenwich village. >> video posted online shows that a flip of a switch lit father demo square and several people nearby and holiday lights. adults and children alike got a kick out of seeing the lights go
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>> it was set up by improve everywhere. they staged tricks on new yorkers. it brings smiles to everyone's face. 5:40. the performance you have to see and it took place aboard a metro-north train. plus, an impressive show with an important message. why st. peter's basilica will be transformed today. weather and traffic on the
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welcome back. it's 5:44 on this tuesday morning. not a bad tuesday morning. a lot of cloud cover out there but all of that rain for the system remained off shore as we expect it would. it looks pretty nice on the plaza. a little bit of a breeze and a little bit of a chair. nothing unseasonable. temperature has lowered to 41 degrees in central park which is a little chillier than it was yesterday morning. a lot of the suburbs north and west are actually not as cold. what to expect today, the clouds early on are going to break up as they go through the early morning hours. the storm system will stay off shore.
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however, temperatures today i don't think are going to make it through the 50s. 40 right now in chelsea, 42 in jackson heights, pretty close to 40 give or take one or two degrees. upper 30s towards the 40s. long island, cloud cover a little thicker. give you an example, this morning in westhampton it's 20 degrees warmer than yesterday morning at this point. the city was the only spot that's 3 degrees colder. all of new jersey anywhere from 10 to 15 degrees warmer this morning. even up to poughkeepsie and danbury. so a cool day lies ahead. 45 is our normal high. we make it to 48. again, still another day of above-normal temperatures as the train continues, and it will as we head towards the end of the week and weekend in a big way. there's the storm system off shore. all that area green staying off shore moving towards the east northeast. eastern long island, maybe a couple of sprinkles in the next hour.
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to the north and east. that's about it. the rest of us, clouds giving way to sunshine as we go through time. future tracker shows that. cloud cover thins out. 1:00 in the afternoon. get some sunshine in here. patchy clouds overnight tonight and again during the day tomorrow. we'll have intervals of clouds and sunshine. temperatures get close to 50 degrees. next chance of any rain comes along on thursday. the bulk from the city on south and east in the form of a few showers. not very impressive though. a couple of leftover sprinkles by thursday night and by friday clouds giving way to sunshine. today a little bit chillier at 48 degrees. clouds breaking for some sunshine. tonight partly cloudy, chilly. 37. here is the good stuff. weekend. weekends are good stuff. no complaints whatsoever. 59, lots of sun on saturday. sun and clouds on sunday, 61 should do it. next chance of rain showing up on the seven day of consequence once we skip through showers on
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steadier showers or rain come thursday. let's get over to lauren scala. >> a couple of problems out there on the roads. we do have some road work on the l.i.e. in queens. westbound by casino boulevard. grand central parkway. you can see the slow ride back to the clear view. grand central parkway moving along nicely as an alternate option. then heading over to 84 earlier, all lanes shut down eastbound. update for you. the right lane is shut down which means only one lane is open by route 208. a bit of a slow ride through here. take a live look outside at the van wyck expressway. this is heading into atlantic avenue area. expect to slow here. delays northbound. southbound is just fine. we still have delays in both directions on the g train. that's because of police activity. 6 train delays have cleared. alternate side of the street parking rules are suspended today. more weather and traffic coming
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right now the nypd hate crimes unit is investigating the desecration of a public menorah on the upper east side. someone vandalized the menorah hours after hanukkah started sunday night. however, it was repaired for last night's lighting. they want to come bad bat the darkness of the desecration with light. >> we have to think more about what the light means in a world where things like this can happen. >> police have been canvassing the neighborhood searching for clues to find the vandals. connecticut police are investigating a hate crime of a swastika painted on a tree. they believe it happened sometime overnight in milford. they say vandalism isn't uncommon in the area but they rarely see anything racially or religiously charged. police on the lookout for
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they targeted gwyneth paltrow's pop-up shop at columbus circle. they say the suspects pried open a display cabinet while the employees were distracted. three men then walked away with $173,000 in jewelry and watches. two dozen students in massachusetts say they are the latest to get sick after eating at chipotle. they're all from boston college. several members of the bc basketball team, they said they all ate at the same chipotle near campus. health officials conducting tests. right now no evidence it's connected to the e. coli contamination in nine states out west. a new concern for a common treatment in prostate treatment. it's called adt. it is used to lower testosterone levels. men who undergo the treatment nearly double their risk of developing alzheimer's disease. however, some experts point out the study was only based on medical records and it did not
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alzheimer's was a direct result. well, today you're going to be able to see the vatican like it's never looked before. it's going to be turned into a giant canvass to educate people about climate change. endangered animals will appear along by people affected by changing weather patterns. you can see the projections streamed live online. it will start at 1:00 this afternoon. that's quite the unusual thing to see. >> it is unusual to see that there. metro-north conductor, he turned into a music conductor when he heard the yale glee club riding in his train. >> i'm a conductor. let me conduct. >> there you go. bob mcdonagh leading the group on the way back to new haven friday night. the group was in new york city performing at the yale university club. they sound beautiful. and as you said, i'm the conductor, let me conduct. >> he did a great job. >> i love it. all right. >> a treat. >> right, on the way home.
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northern vir begin yeah is expanding to new york city. customers can sign up at usps.com. the ladies will appreciate this. good news for the high-heeled shoes. the mta is making city sidewalks safer for high heels. we're told the sidewalk grate used to ventilate the subway on the east side access project will be high heel friendly. the fta says grates are made with slip resistant material. the openings are only half an inch wide.
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between park and madison. >> half an inch is still wide with the still led tows we like to wear. >> or avoid curbs. >> oh, such problems. >> aren't you glad we don't have those problems. >> speak for yourself. >> i was going to say, i did see you tiptoeing across a grate. >> very good. >> i couldn't see, it was blocked by the cars. tippy toe, whatever you're doing out there, enjoy. temperatures for this time of year, not bad. no rain to worry about. no slippery conditions out there. the clouds starting out will break up for sunshine. the only chance for showers, thursday. just a couple of light ones anticipated. as we head towards the weekend, we're talking about anticipating 50 degrees. today will be a chillier day. certainly will feel that way with temperatures in the upper 40s. i say only. the normal high is 45.
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normal but it will feel chillier compared to where we've been. >> lauren, what's happening. a few trouble spots. not too bad. on the long island expressway heading eastbound. there's a disabled vehicle after little neck parkway. the westbound delays are pretty heavy. that's because of road work by casina boulevard. head over to the grand central. a live look outside at the belt parkway which is starting to slow down. congestion, no problems getting in your way. lauren, thank you. 5:56 right now. a new federal transportation bill pledges $20 billion towards new rail tunnels. they will replace the 105-year-old tunnels that are crumbling under the hudson and east rivers. 4 investigates obtained photos from a recent inspection of the tubls. they revealed cracks. before work can be done environmental impact studies have to be done and that could take three years.
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to take place in new york city. they've sent letters to their organizers and to the new york state licker authority. they want extra inspections on hand this saturday. still no word yet as to which neighborhood all those santas are going to try to take over. the event always drawing numerous complaints every year. >> no? >> santas stumbling through the neighborhood. >> right. 5:57. donald trump under fire. the presidential contender facing a serious clash over muslims entering the united states. 5:57. one man is dead and another is on the run. a botched robbery and shooting involving an off duty officer. in you're about to head out the door, keep watching. download the news 4 app on your mobile device. we are back in two minutes.
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an alleged craig's list scam turns deadly when alleged robbers target an nypd officer. >> bricks tumble on a building slamming into the street below. >> we'll bring you up to date on the repair efforts. plus, donald trump facing backlash over his call for a shutdown for muslims entering the u.s. "today in new york" starts now. it's tuesday morning, december 8th. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. let's check in with storm team 4's chris cimino. it should be chilly. >> 41 is above normal. it feels chillier. a storm system turns the wind to the north northeast. that's tightening up the pressure gradient. upper 30s and low 40s. these temperatures actually a bit warmer than it was yesterday afternoon. a lot of 20s showing up at that point. the clouds will break up as we go through time today. that's the good news. headlines pointing to that. clouds breaking up late morning
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showers thursday and we'll talk about that. the 60 degree temperatures coming up on the 4s. here's lauren scala. >> thanks, chris. good morning. we have some subway problems out there. right now court square bound g train is suspended because of a police investigation. we have f trains running from court square to bourbon street. we'll take a live look outside at the roads. we'll show you what the lincoln tunnel looks like. things moving along nicely into the tolls. very minor delays at all of your hudson river crossings, in bound and outbound. more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. thank you. 6:01. breaking news in queens. we're following a craig's list scam ends with an alleged robber dead, another on the run. right now parts of 145th avenue remains shut down at springfield gardens. "today in new york's" tracie strahan is there with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: darlene, good morning to you.
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my shoulder the police tape is still up. detectives still on the scene. the men allegedly tried to rob an off duty police officer who opened fire after one of the men pulled out a pistol on him. all of this happening in this area around 10:36 last night. that officer apparently came here to see a white bmw that he had seen on craig's list and may have been interested in purchasing. suddenly both of the men who were here on 145th avenue tried to rob that officer. one of them pulled out that gun. the officer then displayed his own weapon and opened fire. >> i thought it was fire crackers until i saw the police coming and i knew that something serious was going on. >> reporter: now one suspect was struck by the officer. he was taken to jamaica hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. the search continues for the other suspect. according to police, he got back into that white bmw. we don't know just how old the car is or what make it is, but
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not much of a description on him so far, darlene. back to you. >> tracie strahan, thank you. breaking news, a bomb threat forcing a paris bound flight to make an emergency landing. it's air france flight 83. it took off from san francisco headed to paris. it ended and landed in montreal as a precaution. passengers tweeted pictures of the plane being evacuated. the airline said there was an anonymous threat. they say they inspected the plane and the flight according to flight aware shows that it's back in the air. they are due to land in paris later on this morning. new this morning, police on long island looking for the driver who opened fire on a car with a baby inside. a woman inside the car was hurt in the road rage incident in east pas h a w tchogue. the mother was shot in the hand and the mother and baby were not hurt. >> some streets on the upper
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this is as officials investigate why bricks started falling from a building. the bricks rained down from the building at 3:40 east 64th street around 10:00 last night. we want to take a live look from first avenue. that street shut down for several blocks. last night some areas there are still closed. officials say there was some sort of accident involving repointing, that's the replacement of exterior mortar joints. coming up at 6:30, katherine creag will have a live report. kat is reporting traffic troubles on the east side. 6:04. you have to boil your water if you live in the west chester village affected by a huge water main break. we talked about this yesterday. the underground pipe was fixed in pleasantville and water is flowing again, but that boil water advisory will remain in effect until thursday. another problem, marble avenue remains closed for a few days for repairs. this is happening in pleasantville in west chester county.
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first check from storm team 4's chris cimino. tuesday morning. >> i love tuesdays. no, indeed. i love when the forecast behaves and this storm behaved according to the forecast. it stayed far enough out to sea. that's what we anticipated. you can see how close it came, the rain. we need rain here. we're 9 inches in the deficit for this year. this will be a miss. eastern long island may be extreme. seeing a couple of light sprinkles this morning, that's about it. the cloud cover around it starting to erode on the western fringe. that's why we think we'll have clouds to start the day and then we'll start to see more in the way of sunshine as we go through the late morning and afternoon. it's a chilly breeze in the city, 41. a lot of clouds in the suburbs. today will not be a warmer day. chillier than the last few have. 47 by 3:00. we should see a high today of 48 degrees. we'll be right back to warming things up. talk about that in the seven day straight ahead. let's talk about the commute right now. lauren scala. >> hey, chris, good morning.
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england through ewway. this is a bit of slow going. that will be down into the new row shell tolls. we will take a look outside live at the major deegan. we have a truck blocking the right lane. this is past the cross bronx expressway. a bit of a slow ride getting into this area. i'll let you know when that clears out. alternate side of the parking rules are suspended. you still need to pay the meter. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. 6:06. a shooting in the meat packing district. ky symington is over the district in chopper 4. where exactly are you, ky? >> reporter: darlene and michael, we're at the corner of gains fork and hudson street in the meat packing district. the call came in around 4:00 a.m. this morning. a man was sitting in his car right here, as we said, near the corner of gains port and hudson when he was shot twice. these are live pictures from chopper 4.
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cops say the man suffered gunshot wounds to the hip and the arm. he then for some reason drove to 499 west 14th street and that's where he called police. he is expected to survive. he was taken to a local hospital a short time ago. no suspects are currently in custody. of course, we will continue to keep you up to date. live from chopper 4, ky symington. back to you. 6:07. a south african judge set bail for oscar pistorius while he waits to be sentenced now on a new murder conviction. the paraolympian was in the pretoria courtroom this morning. his bail had been set at $700. pistorius has to stay under house arrest until he's sentenced again. that will happen next april. his lawyers try to appeal now this new conviction. in california the san bernardino community came together to mourn the lives lost in the mass shooting. they gathered at a government building for a candlelight vigil
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the fbi says the attackers, syed farook and tashfeen malik had been radicalized for, quote, quite some time. it is unclear how it happened. >> that's the question for us, is how and by whom and where were they radicalized. maybe there's not a by whom. oftentimes it's on the internet. we don't know. i don't want to speculate. >> the fbi says the couple did have target practice at local gun ranges. changes to the nation's terror alert system will be announced within days. right now that alert can only be triggered if there is, quote, a specific and credible threat. homeland security secretary jeh johnson said americans need to get more of a heads up so he wants to issue an intermediate warning, warnings that wouldn't have a specific threat attached to them, especially in the light of the san bernardino massacre. gop presidential candidate donald trump is sparking a new firestorm of criticism for his latest response to the terror threat in america. >> donald j. trump is calling
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shutdown of muslims entering the united states until our country's representatives can figure out what the hell is going on. >> the response to trump's call for a ban is coming fast and furious. some of his republican competitors call it unamerican. muslims and others say it's misguided. >> and this is exactly what the extremists want. they want more extremism, whether it's through words or through action. >> that is not my policy. i believe the focus should focus on radical islamic terrorism. >> saying we're not going to let a single muslim into this country is a dangerous overreaction. >> many legal experts sabaning muslims from entering the u.s. would be unconstitutional. the "today" show will have more of trump's comments. that is ahead at 7:00 a.m. right now, 6:09. this morning's cnbc money report, a major wireless carrier is being accused of false
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cnbc's landon dowdy joins us. this stems from the tv commercial lots of people have seen with people cutting up their bills. >> i like that, but promising to tear up service contracts and doing away with fees, the new york attorney general's office says customers are locked into two-year installment plans for equipment and phones and must pay a lump sum fee to get out of them. "usa today" says if they break a traditional contract, t-mobile says he stand by the ads. and many people are still becoming distracted while driving. there's a new growing threat. a report out today by state farm says 29% of drivers admit to surfing the web while behind the wheel. they say they're reading their facebook or twitter feeds. more than 1/3 are texting while driving. that number stayed the same for several years.
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in web surfing to the prevalence of using the phone. >> guys, eyes, 10 and 2. >> people are shopping as they're driving. >> unbelievable. >> landon, thank you so much. 6:10 right now. still ahead, a body camera program being put on hold for a local police force. we'll tell you why. jon stewart, he returns to the daily show, but this time with a very important message. up next, hear what that former host had to say. plus, your weather and traffic on the 4s is coming up.
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a tuesday morning, a cloudy tuesday morning. no umbrellas needed. chilly northeast breeze out there this morning making that 41 feel a little bit colder at least in the city compared to yesterday morning.
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morning and afternoon. temperatures today probably not getting out of the upper 40s for highs. we may not see the 50s for the first time. 40 in secaucus, 42 sheep's head bay. it's a little bit chillier. lower 30s in sussex and monticello. that's allowing the temperatures to drop off a bit. warmest closest to the storm out across long island. should be about 45 by noontime with breaks of sunshine out there. still a chilly feel to the air at 6:00 at 44. forecasting a high of 48 degrees. there's that storm again continues to move towards the north northeast away from us. far enough off shore. notice the back edge of the clouds. also that shield getting closer to us so we do anticipate drying in the upper atmosphere to allow the sun to break out. as we go through this morning, that will take place in southwest and northeast. the clouds could linger eastern long island because you're
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from central long island on west i think a fair amount of sun. clouds will mix in periodically. overnight we'll call it partly to at times mostly cloudy. no rain or snow to worry about. same scenario for tomorrow. next chance of rain, here it comes thursday. thursday morning a few showers along the jersey shore approaching long island. clipping the city maybe. the bulk of this activity looks like it's going to stay off to the east of us. again, that's our next threat of any type of precipitation and rain on thursday and just a couple of showers. 48 the high today, new jersey, hudson valley, making it close to 50 degrees. upper 30s tonight. that's a little bit above normal. north and west, a clear sky. back into the upper 20s but it's the weekend forecast that really holds the goods. sun and clouds, 59 on saturday. 61 on sunday. record for that day i believe is 64. we'll come close to that. you can see on the seven day forecast, nothing significant going on the rest of the week other than temperatures climb
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60 or better. next chance of any real rain comes along monday as opposed to the fake rain, lauren. >> tired of that fake rain. anyway, i'm also tired of the subway issues. i'm sure you are, too. service is suspended in both directions on the g train. this is because of a police investigation on nassau avenue. one of the f trains, one of them will be running in the southbound direction on the g line from court square to bourbon street. it keeps you posted on that. we do have an accident on the new york state threw way. it shuts down two lanes. we'll take a live look outside at the major deegan. we have a disabled truck. this is after the cross bronx expressway. it takes out the right lane. it is a very slow ride getting into this area. heading eastbound on the l.i.e. after exit 32, little neck parkway. delays are minor there. alternate side of the street
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today but meter rules are still in effect. more on our traffic coming up on the 4s. lauren, coming up on 6:18 today. queens community searching for answers after a string of arsons. local authorities will have a community meeting later this afternoon in forest hills. actually it will be this morning. they're hoping to find the person who may have set seven fires there since october. religious leaders say they're especially concerned all of these fires have targeted construction sites owned by bacaran jews. jon stewart returned to the daily show to get help for 9/11 first responders. he's calling for congress to renew the zadroga act. when he was host of "the daily show" he used a panel of first responders to help the bill get passed five years ago. that panel. >> we have the votes and now we don't have the people that want to do what's necessary to either vote for it as a straight up and
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>> right >> so they keep moving the goalposts and they keep telling us there's things we have to do and when we do it, it's not enough. >> the paperwork drives me nuts. >> stewart says he hopes shaming lawmakers will help pass that bill. 6:18. reports of more people getting sick after eating at chipotle. this time it involves a school in massachusetts. two dozen boston college students fell ill including some members of the men's basketball team. they say they all ate at the same restaurant. no prove this is related to the chipotle e. coli outbreak in nine states. a new year long celebration began at the vatican. pope francis formally started his revolution of tenderness. that's a period where the church will show mercy and welcome the faithful without judgment. the crowd at st. peter's square faced extra security screening in light of the latest terror threats. unprecedented alert, this
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we'll tell you what's forced the closure of schools and businesses there this morning. don't forget, follow us on facebook, twitter and instagram, darlene4ny, michaelg4ny.
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welcome back. that is a beautiful site there. 41 degrees at 6:23 on a tuesday morning. it is day two of new jersey's annual bear hunt. state officials say hunters have killed 216 bears so far. wildlife officials say the hunt is needed to control the state's bear population but protesters called it inhumane. the hunt is scheduled to last at least six days but officials could extend the hunt for
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bears are killed. today they're talking about the legality of playing game sites. >> state's attorney general has said the games are a form of gambling so he's issued a cease and desist order to companies like fan duel and draft kings. 6:24 right now. tuesday morning. let's check on the weather and traffic on this tuesday. it's not bad. it's not bad. >> good. >> dry. >> all manageable stuff. very manageable. throw a coat on today, michael. >> you aren't psyched about the weather? >> no, it's great. near 60 over the weekend. great stuff. today will feel a little bit chillier. start out with clouds and break of sun in the afternoon. tonight partly cloudy. overnight, 38. in the city close to 30 in the suburbs. real warming trend you'll notice it by friday and that will carry through the weekend.
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>> close that window. >> wait until the winter comes. >> oh, man. >> crying. we're all going to be in tears. >> in tears. >> what's happening, lauren? >> good morning, guys. we have a bunch of subway problems that are changing specifically on the g train. completely suspended before. right now no service between court square and bedford avenues. some f trains running between court square and bedford avenue. this is because of a police investigation. the rails look good. a live look at the tappan zee bridge where we hav burne an accident on the rockland county ban side of the bridge. we rarely see taillights on this side of the bridge. that shuts down two lanes and delays go back to the toll. so hopefully they'll get that cleared up soon. >> thanks so much, lauren. 6:25 right now. coming up next, an update on the breaking news we're following in queens. >> reporter: one man is dead, another on the run at this hour after an intense shootout with an off-duty cop.
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springfield garden queens with more on the alleged robbery that led to it. >> reporter: and i'm katherine creag live on the upper east side of manhattan. bricks fall from a building causing traffic jams all around. we'll have the latest coming up. if you're about to head out the door, take us with you. keep watching "today in new york." download us on your mobile
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breaking news, craig list scam turns deadly as we look at the live pictures here when a pair of robbers target an off duty nypd officer. bricks crumble off a building. plus, metro-north conductor gets a rare chance to live up to his title, a conductor of sorts. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everybody. 6:30 a.m. on tuesday, december 8th. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm darlene rodriguez. let's check in with chris cimino. hey, chris. >> a decent day around here. temperatures only getting back
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no 50s anticipated. close to 40 degrees in and around the city. city island, 41, jersey city where it is 40. this is typical. not as cold as yesterday morning. we are seeing 20s. mid and upper 30s with the cloud cover overnight. we have clouds to start the day today but we're missing out on any rain as it moves off shore. the clouds will break for increasing amounts of sunshine. 45 at noon. forecasting a high of 48 degrees. you think you'll like the seven day forecast? do we like the commute, lauren? >> no, not if you're headed to rockland county from westchester. a live look where unfortunately we have an accident on the rock land county ban side of the span. it shuts down two lanes. you can see the flashing ing ing lights there. the delays go past the tolls. get to the outbound george washington bridge. that's moving along nicely. suspension on the g train and some southbound f trains are
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square to bergen street. more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. now to the breaking news in queens. an alleged robber is dead, another on the run. it follows a shooting involving an off-duty officer. right now parts of 145th avenue near the bell parkway, they're shut down in springfield gardens. "today in new york's" tracie strahan is there. tracie, this all stemmed from an ad posted on craig's list. >> reporter: that's how it all started, michael. it happened hours ago. even though the crime scene tape is still up here and detectives remain at the scene on 145th avenue, this is where that officer responded to a craig's list ad. it was around 10:36 last night when that officer came to this area and then radioed for help. now police say over the phone he had come here to see a white bmw he had seen on craig's list then arrange to meet with two men to actually view it. suddenly both of the men tried to rob that police officer. one of them pulled out a pistol. that officer then displayed his
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>> it was consecutive. it was like, boom, boom, boom. like six of those. >> i thought it was fire crackers and i just ran to the door. i didn't know what was going on. i didn't feel that safe. >> reporter: now one suspect struck by the officer was transported to jamaica hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival overnight. the search continues this morning for the other suspect. according to police, he actually got back into the white bmw that was the subject of all of this and fled in an unknown direction, michael. we can tell you, however, that that off duty police officer was not injured. back to you. >> tracie, thank you very much. right now investigators are trying to figure out what caused bricks to fall from a high rise slamming into the street below. there are still road closures right now in the 60s on the upper east side. "today in new york's" katherine creag is there. kat, good morning. >> reporter: darlene, good morning. a manager at a diner this morning said the sound was incredible. it sounded like an explosion
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down to the ground. the street had to be closed off including this one. you see first avenue at 62nd street. police officers, pedestrians trying to get around and traffic is building all around us. about 10:00 last night, that is when all of this took place. bricks and debris came down from a building at 340 east 64th. bricks lay scattered on 63rd street and first avenue. we're told there is facade work being done on the top floors. the building is on 64th street. it's closer to where the bricks fell. a 10 feet by 10 feet section of the facade crumbled. incredibly, no one was hurt on the ground. pedestrians that we talked with are surprised by the high amount of traffic around here. >> i always come around this time and i cannot go through. so i'm late to work. >> you look surprised to see all of this. >> yes. i've never seen this before.
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cannot walk that side. >> reporter: and the city investigation is underway into what caused those bricks to come crashing down. darlene, a live picture here of where we are. first avenue, 62, so many streets are closed. first avenue between 60 and 64th. 63rd street also closed between york and second avenues. at this point some of the police officers we talked with, they said it's really unknown exactly when these streets will open up. back to you, darlene. >> katherine creag. thank you. time to check the weather and traffic on the 4s. let's check with storm team 4's chris cimino. everyone back to school and work on this tuesday. >> a fair amount of clouds. we're missing out on this. the storm system with the rain is moving to southeast new england. maybe clipping extreme northeast long island. a brief spritz or sprinkle. it stays off shore the entire time. it's shrinking in coverage. what is increasing in coverage is the clearing line. clouds to the west southwest.
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northwest suburbs early this morning, things take longer east of the city. then we'll have intervals. clouds getting in the way, occasional sunshine, breezy. talking 50s and potentially 60 in our seven day forecast. we'll talk about that in a bit. let's get over to lauren scala. >> we have a couple of bus detours. m 11, m 15 and m 15 select bus service. we have the closures in manhattan that katherine craig's ryn erine creag's talking about. that will cause detours as well. take a look outside at the long island expressway, pretty crowded out there. reports of an accident by queens boulevard. a little slow going getting into here. reports of an accident westbound off of the cross island. if you are getting on the trains, we still have g train service suspended in both directions from court square to bedford avenue. f is running on the g line from court square to g street. rails look good.
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rules are suspended today. 6:35 right now. breaking news in new jersey. crews on the scene of a fire on the rutgers campus in pass cat piscataway. ky? >> reporter: chopper 4 first on the scene. the fire broke out in a health sciences classroom here on the campus of rutgers university. live pictures from chopper 4. 645 hose lane is where this is located in piscataway. it has significant damage in one classroom, possibly other classrooms. we'll show you the size of this building. this is on the complex of rutgers university in piscataway. live at chopper 4, i'm ky symington. darlene and michael, back to you. >> ky, thank you. police are investigating the death of a woman in new jersey. 35-year-old lamonda vega was found dead early yesterday
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beacon rahway. police are not saying how she died. her death is being investigated as a homicide. crime stoppers offering a $10,000 reward to an investigation that leads to an arrest. a driver is dead after crashing into an mta bus in queens. it happened near the campus of st. john's university in queens. the driver was going west on union turnpike and turned into the wrong side of the divided lane hitting the bus head on. the crash happened as visitors were leaving the holiday celebrations and fireworks show. >> they were doing fireworks and they had finished doing the fireworks. that's the only reason we walked down the block. >> the bus driver and a bus passenger were treated for minor injuries. there was a heartbreaking accident in a bronx where a father was killed by a hit-and-run driver right in front of his home. 47-year-old thomas kirby steps from his apartment building when he was struck by a white van. police say he was crossing the street near the corner of willis
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kirby was married and he was a father of three children. police are searching for a rape suspect caught on camera in brooklyn. police say he raped a woman at gun point in coney island in an apartment building there. we're told he followed her in an elevator. grabbed ler and sexually assaulted her in a stairwell. he assaulted another woman at the luna park co-op. happening right now, the nypd hate crimes un nitd is investigating the desecration of a menorah hours after hanukkah started sunday night. it was repaired for last night. they want to combat the darkness of desecration with more lights. >> we have to think a little bit more and appreciate what the light means in worlds where things like this could happen. >> the menorah is two blocks from gracie mansion. mayor de blasio was there sunday
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officers in nassau county won't put body cameras on any time soon. the labor department stopped it because the unions stopped it. both sides are being asked to meet early next month. this could be the first time in new york though that the police unions have fought the use of those body cameras. police are searching for the thieves tho ripped off oscar winner gwyneth paltrow's pop-up store goop. it was packed with customers saturday afternoon. officials say the suspects pried up a display cabinet while employees were distracted. they walked away with $173,000 in jewelry and watches. and former giants and jets wide receiver, plaxico burress is in trouble with the law again. this time it's tax evasion in new jersey. he admitted that he didn't pay
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million income in 2013. burress will be sentenced in february. he faces five years probation or possibly a year in jail if he does not pay restitution on time. coming up on 6:40. the yale glee club spread cheer from new york all the way to new haven with the metro-north leading the carols. >> i'm your conductor. let me conduct, all right? >> all right. that's bob mcdonagh. he was acting as a music conductor for the group friday night. they were in new york. they were performing at the yale university club in mid town and heading back to school. he did a fantastic job. he looks like he knows what he's doing. >> they kind of went with it, right? >> i think they did. >> that's a nice treat like you said. 6:40. still ahead. help for our aging transit tunnels. what's being done to help improve your commute. weather and traffic on the
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now we have an update on the breaking news we've been following in manhattan. the police are telling us the shooting was sparked by a fender bender. a 27-year-old man was pulling out of a parking spot between west 4th and hudson. as he was pulling out his car was hit by a mini van. the two drivers exchanged words. it ended with the driver of the mini van shooting the other driver. the man who was shot then drove a short distance before he called police for help. he is now being treated at bellevue hospital and police are now searching for that mini van. all right. 6:44. we've got a cloudy sky out there this morning. temperature in the park is holding at 41 degrees. storm system did stay off shore as expected. the rain stayed away, too. chilly northeast breeze making the 41 feel a little nippier than that. sub sunshine breaking out.
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clouds building back this afternoon. temperatures remaining in the 40s. right around 40 in secaucus. ar monk you're at 39. most of long island, mid 40s. northwest new jersey skies starting to clear. monticello, you are in the 20s at 28 degrees. past 24 hour temperature change, the city is the only spot that's a little bit colder. elsewhere, 20 degrees warmer in westhampton than it was yesterday. much of new jersey, 10 to 15 degrees warmer. it will be ultimately by the end of the day cooler compared to yesterday. the temperatures aren't going anywhere. high 45, i think we make it to 48. there's the storm system and the rain staying just off shore. we do need the rain around here. we're in a big deficit. the back edge of the cloud cover eroding out around huntington county, warren county, somerset county. a good deal of sunshine. it will take time for the sun to break out from the city on east.
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storm tracker, patchy clouds. for tomorrow. clouds around mixing with the sunshine for the day. next chance of rain comes up from the south on thursday in the form of a few showers. most of this activity stays to the south and east of us. it kind of dissipates. not a big event for that. for today, clouds giving way to sunshine. clouds 48. tonight generally speaking clear and clouding over at 37. seven day forecast shows when we get underway after the showers on thursday, upper 50s on friday, close to 60s on saturday, low 60s on sunday. more significant rain the possibility by the time we get to monday. let's get the latest on the commute. things going on, right, lauren? >> there are things going on. we'll start with the tappan zee bridge where we have an accident on the rockland county side of the span. that's been moved to the right lane. a bit of a slow ride. certainly easing out. it is an improvement from
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a live look outside at the gowanus expressway. reports of an accident after the merge there blocking the left lane. so it's a slow ride all the way up to the brooklyn bridge. plenty of congestion there. heading over to the lincoln tunnel, things moving along pretty nicely. it will take you 30 minutes to get from the turnpike to the tolls. about the same over at the george washington bridge. 15 minutes in bound at the holland. then if you're getting on the trains, we have the g train suspended between court square and bedford avenue. f trains are running on the g line from court square to bergen. this is because of a police investigation. alternate side of the street parking rules are suspended so you do not have to move your car but you do stirl have to pay the meters. back to you, darlene and michael. a new federal transportation bill pledges $20 million. will the new tunnels be done before the old tunnels fall apart.
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crumbling. 4 investigates obtained these photos. they revealed severe cracks in the walls. amtrak spends up to 55 hours each weekend reinforcing them. >> the danger is gnat next time the inspectors go down they might see a crack that's gotten a lot larger than they expected and that they hadn't seen before. they'll say, you know what, we're not going to run anymore trains through this until we have a chance to fix that crack. >> before the new work can begin environmental impact studies have to be done and the studies could take as long as three years. >> the mta making the city's sidewalks safer at least for the highest heels. sidewalk grates used to ventilate the subway, they'll be high heel friendly. the mta says the grates are made with slip resistant material, the openings are only half an inch wide. you'll find that between park and mad kiss son. grates have been used in the subway project.
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if they're slippery, even if you're not wearing high heels, it's good that they're slip resistant. >> good to hear that something 6:48. coming up next, a major alert that sparked a partial shutdown now. follow us on facebook and twitter, darlene4ny, michaelg4ny.
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right now in beijing, people there are living under their first ever red alert. that means the city's smog is at very dangerous levels and could continue that way for at least three days. schools are closed, factories are shut down. many cars are being ordered off the road. china is trying to clean up its air pollution. so far though little success is reported. it's incredible. we hear about the smog and how people walk around with masks, but if it's gone to this level it's very serious. the "today" show is coming up next we'll check in with matt and savannah. >> we were there for three and a
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tough. after a while you feel it when you're running or something like that. not great. anyway, coming up on a tuesday here on "today," new information on the couple behind the shooting rampage in california as the fbi tries to figure out how and why they became radicalized. >> then big story in the political world. the harsh words from critics to donald trump over his proposal to ban all muslims from entering the united states. this morning what the republican front-runner is saying about the criticism. we've got those stories and the legendary dolly parton. she'll take us on a tour of her new resort and why she decided to make a movie about her childhood. that and much more as we get started on this tuesday in new york. >> dolly parton is the sweetest celebrity ever. is she not just such a doll? >> i love her. she came on when i was pregnant. she said, why don't you name your daughter dolly joline. >> listen, i floated it.
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>> i didn't know but she predicted it. >> stand up there dolly joline feldman. >> it has a ring. i can -- >> really good. >> in new york that would totally fly, savannah. >> all right, guys. up next we'll check it in with chris and see how things warm up with darlene joline.
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an alleged craig's list scam turns deadly when a pair of robbers started an off duty nypd officer. >> "today in new york's" tracie strahan is live where it happened. tracie. >> reporter: detectives still on the scene and on the lookout for the white bmw that the off duty officer came here to see. all of this happening around 10:36 last night on 145th avenue. police tell me over the phone that the off duty officer had arranged to see the vehicle via a craig's list ad when he encountered two men here. one pulled out a pistol and the officer used his own gun and opened fire. one suspect was struck and pronounced dead at jamaica hospital. the search continues for the other suspect. back to you. >> tracie, thank you. following breaking news in manhattan. police say a shooting was sparked by a fender bender in the meat packing district. as he was pulling out his car
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the two drivers exchanged words ending with the driver of the mini van shooting the other driver. the injured man drove a short distance before calling police. he's now being treated at bellevue and police are searching for the gray mini van. we want to go to katherine creag. she's on the upper east side where streets remain closed as bricks tumbled from the upper east side. >> reporter: first we want to show you, now that we have a little bit of daylight that building where the bricks came down from, that's 340 east 64th street. different color of the top of the building there, that is missing all of the facade, all of the bricks, because that's where the bricks came from. we want to show you video of bricks and debrises that lay scattered on 64th and 63rd street. this all happened at 10:00 in the evening. as a result, all of the streets around here, 1st avenue between 64th shut down to traffic. 63rd street is also closed. traffic is getting worse by the
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darlene and michael, back to you. >> kat, thank you. >> walked off. >> it's affecting a lot of the roads in the area. we'll start with the queensboro bridge. if you're headed into manhattan on the upper level, you'll see it's a slow ride. that's the gowanus expressway. that's slow as well. the upper section is completely jammed up. then we'll look at first avenue quickly as well from the queensboro bridge. you'll see that it's a big mess. that's the lincoln tunnel. you have a 30 minute wait there. the east side of manhattan greatly affected by that. you can see that. >> wow. >> we have service waits the g, f, 2, 3. >> go on all day, lauren? >> right. >> there's a lot. >> the elsinko report. the seven day forecast, we're talking about december 8th through the 14th. >> all right. >> look at the numbers, 50s through 65 on sunday. no big storm systems to worry about.
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