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our next hour starts right now. breaking news this morning. flames rip through a block in the bronx. we're live with that story. >> plus, a danger above. why some people on the upper east side are not sleeping in their apartments this morning. zplmpblt and new this morning, police need your help to find this man. what they say he did after slipping into a manhattan ilding. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everybody. 5:hi00 a.m. on this friday, the 11th of december. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm darlene rodriguez. chris cimino off this morning. storm team 4 's raphael miranda is here filling in. >> we're headed back into the 60s later on today. went have some fog out there along with these mild temperatures. 52 degrees in midtown. you barely need the jacket an today. upal to 58 by lunchtime. lots of sunshine through the afternoon. a high temperature of 62 degrees. about 20 degrees above average as we close out the workweek. we have some dense fog out there. we'll look at some of the
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right now emily west is here with a look at your commute. >> i have a trouble spot too. new jersey, garden state parkway southbound just before exit 98, that is route 138, that's in the left lane. easy. visibility is low this morning. let'sake a live look at the gowanus. that ride is moving along okay. not bad there. heading up to the brooklyn bridge, you should be okay. more weather and tiaffic coming up on the 4s. >> emily, thank you. >> we want to get to that breaking news in the bronx. these were the flames that were erupting from a f midnight. it quickly spread to several homes. it happened in the tremont section of the bronx. the scene itself is on valentine avenue. it's very active. "today in new york's" lori bordonaro is there. those are just amazing pictures shaloing t w big this fire was at one point. >> reporter: -- good morning, michael. we're just waiting for an update from the fire chief. he's expected to speak in just a
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i can tell you now that the flames are out. you can see firefighters still spraying water here on t is row of homes along valentine avenue. i want to actually show you what it looked like here just a little bit earlier. you can see flames were pouring ouset of these homes here. at least six of them damaged by fire. we 're told sd eral of thh homes here are vacant, but at least n peop e lived in one of the homes. when we arrived here at about 3:30 this morning, there were a lot of residents wrapped in red cross blankets. many of them have gone to find shelter now. one man told us he got a knock on 3 his door just before midnight, warstng him of the fire. it does appear everyone got out safely. we talked to a few people earlier. one who doesn't even live here, but she came to c ck on her niece. here's what they told us. >> just fire coming from the roof. then the fire department trying to stop the house next to it
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>> reporter: and still, as you can see, a very active scene here. several injuries. again, this was a six-alarm fire here. still a lot of firefighters working on it. the fire chief e ected to come over here momentarily and g.i. us an update as to what may have started this fire. thheat's the latest from here. back to you. >> lori, we look forward to getting that information. thank you very much. >>e we have more breaking news now from central california. a medical helicopter has crashed in asremote field, killing all four people on board. authorities say the victims include a nurse, a paramedic, and a patient. the helicopter was making a ten-minute flight to a hospital in bakersfield when it went down. there was heavy rain and fog in the area at the time. but investigators haven't yet determined if weather caused the crash. new this morning, police are asking for your help to find a man who tried to rape a woman in east harlem. we're going to show you some surveillance video of the suspect.
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apartment building at east 133rd st treet last night -- wednesday, rather. he allegedly attacked a 60-year-old woman, covering her mouth, pulling her dowi to the ground. police say he tried to take off the woman's pants and strangle hewr the woman is in stable condition. she's being treated for cuts and bruises. >>. police say they've arrested a man for an on provoked attack in williamsburg. the suspect is 39-year-old angel velasquez. he's accused of punching a 42-year-old man in the back of the head. he allegedly yelle anti-white statements during the attack. it's 5:04 right now. time to check weather and traffic on the 4s. raphael miranda in for chris. good morning. >> good morning to you. another mild morning out there. temperatures in the 50s. we have patchy dense fog we're keeping an eye on this morning. it's getting worse, in fact. we'll look at that in a minute. we have some record warmth heading our way this weekend. you want to make some outdoor plans. we have rain in the forecast for monday.
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cool off a little bit. here's a look at visibility right now. we've been tracking that fog. visibility in white plains also affected. weem've been tracking long island, jersey shore, now westchester county also getting in the mix. you can see not much better in places like the hamptons. later on today, the sunshine does return and the fog burns off. a high tem rature ofow2 degrees. even milder than yesterday. it gets even milder as we head to the weekend. 'll take a look at that seven-day forecast in a few. right now emily west is here with your morning commut >> friday morning ride on the trains, commuter rails al look great. we do not have any problems. plus, it is a gridlock alert day. you might want to think about mass transit. no delays with the subways. the buses,e have quite a few detours. everything else is moving along okay. and you have to get out there and move the car. alternate side, meter rules in effect. we'll have more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> okay, emily. thank you. right now people on the upper east side are still looking up after a new warning about falling bricks.
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now evacuated. "today in new york's" katherine creag is on the upper east side. kat? >> reporter: and darlene, we ve nt to show you the i ding, the original building where the bricks came falling from. there's some netting around it on the 1st avenue side. the worry is that more bricks will come raining down. now it's affecting a neighboring building. in fact, tenants of an apartment building on east 63rd street had only a few hours to gather up some of their belongings. the hope is that they will be able to return sunday night, but the problem is the city is worried bricks will continue falling, damaging the nearby 16-unit building and someone might get hurt. the buildings department has issued a vacate order in the original building from where bricks fell. inspectors discovered cracks in the remaining facade. now repair work is under way. >> they're going to mitigate the part that might collapse. then they'll do a hand demo of
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that's a very time-consuming, labor-intensive issue we have to deal with. >> reporter: and emergency management explained it's a balance between keeping people safe by trying to bring back to normal this neighborhood. the city h,pes to lift the reet closures by the monday morning rush. if repairs take long, those street closures will remain. as you know, there's so much traffic that gets backed up on 1st avenue. back t you. >> all right. therine creag on the upper east side. thank you. happening now, police are trying to determine if four young men arrested for robbery in central park are connected to other holdups that have happened in that area. four suspects ranging in ave from 14 to 20 years old are accused of punching a 19-year-old man near east 73rd street and east drive last night and stealing his phone. police say the four people in custody could be responsible for atco least two other robberies. there have been a total of three robberies in or near central
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today, a jury resumes deliberations at the federal corruption trial of dean skelos and his son adam. they met for ne rly five hours yesterday. one the table, eight counts that include conspiracy, bribery, and extortion. prosecutors accuse skelos of using vs new york state senate leadership post to get his son no-show jobs. happening today, suffolk county's former police chief james burke will learn whether he's going to be released on bail. he was arrested at his home wednesday on federal charges. prosecutors alleging he assaulted a suspect who was in handcuffs then conspired to ver it pup up. and in nassau county, a verdict is expected today in the police brutality case. the officer faces assault charges in an incident caught on tape last year. prosecutors alleging that he and his partner used excessive
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the driver, kyle howell, suffering facial fractures. the officer testified he thought howell could have been reaching for a weapon. today divers will be back in lake looking for possible evidence from the san bernardino an ssthre. the fbi won't say what they're d lotking for, but it's believed the shooters were there around the time of the killings. yesterday the first of the 14 people killed was laid to rest. e was an environmental health specialist, just 27 years old. 5:09 now. the san bernardino massacre moving connecticut governor malloy to put new restrictions on gun sales. he says he'll soon sign an executive order. it would call on police to check check the names of gun buyers to make sure they're not on that federal no-fly list. >> until think two weeks ago, i was unaware tea people were allowed to buy weapons who were on these lists. ansod i was horrified. >> a gun rights group has called
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the white house also looking into ways to restrict gun sales. we have a live look now at capitol hill. that's where lawmakers will scramble today to end the threat of a government shutdown. the house is expected to give final approval to a temporary spending measure. that would extend the budget deadline for five days. and it would give congress time to work out a long-term spending plan. that deal could include an extension of the zadroga act to help september 11th first responders. yesterday house speaker paul ryan said funding will be included in the next budget. nypd commissioner bill bratton was in washington to pressure them to do the same. 5:10 right now. ahead, the popular drink being recalled because it could have glass inside. >>e > plus, the new numbers that show trouble at home for chris christie.
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weather and traffic on the 4s as well.
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it's 5:13. here are four things to know this morning. breaking news in the bronx. a six-alarm fire that broke out on valentine avenue is now under control. some new concerns now on the upper east side where bricks fell from a high rise earlier this week. inspectors say more bricks could come down. for that reason they have e vaccine waited a building across the street. sweet leaf tea is recalling about 1 1/2 million bottles because they could have glass fragments in them. today in hoboken, it's a celebration of frank sinatra. the annual birthday celebration. but this year is special for the hoboken native. frank sinatra would have been 100 years old today. good morning, everyone.
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we are tracking dense fog. in fact, a dense fog advisory has been expanded to include nassau county. that's in effect until 8:00 there. in effect until 10:00 down the jersey shore. 've seen that fog locked into place. give yourself extra time this morning and extra distance between you and the car in front of you. you can see on storm tracker, no rain. just the fog and cloudiness. also some mild temratures ouc there. 40s generally and even some 30s. some cooler spots like jackson. no heavy jackets needed this morning. it's 48 in point pleasant. temperatures will be in the low 50s in place likepl new york city. 52 in central park. keep in mind the average high temperature this time of year, it's not even in the 50s. it's in the 40s. we're going to do much better than that as we head throughout the day today. and as we head into the weekend. here's a look ahead now. 60s saturday, 60s sunday.
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pumping in from the south roughout the weekend. sunshine and clouds. we could hit a record high for your sunday. the record is 64. we're going to get very close to it. that's all going to change monday and tuesday. you knew it wouldn't last forever. monday is still mild, but a cold front approaches. showers moving in monday. by tuesday, weu e finally back down to the 50s. once that cold front comes through. it'll be breezy throughout your monday and tuesday. by tuesday, we should be dry. even temperatures in the 50s. still well above average for your tuesday. here's a look at future tracker. you can soe around 1:00 today, nchtime is looking good. sunshine and clouds. as the day goes on, it gets even sunnier hour by hour. after lunch, it's a beautiful ternoon. kind of like yesterday but just a little milder. for your evening commute, 6:00 p.m. today, maybe doing a weekend getaway, it's going to be beautiful all around the northeast. great travel weather for that. no delays here around .:00. as we head i nto your saturday, also looking mighty fine. 8:00 a.m., lots of sunshine to start the weekend. tomorrow is bright and beautiful
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we're keeping it dry right through saturday afternoon. for today, the record is 64 in central park. we're going to get close to that. not going to hit it, i don't think. 62 is your high. a mild mix of sunshine and clouds. 49 overnight tonight. that's a mild december night ahead. you can see in the seven-day forecast, 64. that's when temperatures peak on sunday. that would tie the record. we may even break it. showers move in on monday. not a lot of heavy win there.s rain there. we're back closer to reality as head throughout next week. leant's see thow much reality we're delyaling with on the roads right now. emily west has a look at that. >> we're getting there. starting to get busy on the roadways this morning. first off in staten island, a vehicle fire. west shore expressway southbound right at victory boulevard. this takes up wo lanes. you're going to see the delays really begin to build. we have a fire truck here. we did see the flames at one point. looks like hopefully that has been extinguishes, but it could
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does get out of the way this morning. and in new jersey on the garden state parkway, still this crash southbound just before exit 98. that is going to be in the left lane. also, a little slowdown trying to get around it. let's take a live look at the lincoln tunnel this morning around the helix. not going to find any delays. the holland also a pretty good ride. and no wait at the george washington bridge, as that earlier roadwork as cleared. tappan zee bridge is moving along nice too. there was some roadwork around palisades parkway. alnso this mornin dealing with a gridlock alert day. mass transit might be the way to go. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> emily, thank you very much. 5:18 now. the race for the white house still being dominated by don d trump's comments about muslims. this morning we have some new poll numbers. th oey show mixed opinions. tracie potts is in washington with that. tracie, it's fascinating to see how these numbers somewhat
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r peop,e out there, michael, who thought donald trump would be off the radar by now, what we're finding is that is clearly not the case. in fact, his numbers are growing. as signs declaring him a racist go up at donald trump's d.c. hotel and rivals urge him to leave the party -- >> don't let the door hit y h in the butt. >> reporter: our new nbc news, "wall street journal" poll shows 77% of republicans like trump's style. >> people are saying, you know, ump is right. >> reporter: but more than half of americans think his plan to ban muslims is wrong. >> the front-running candidate for president is not a serious man. >> reporter: tru,p canceled his trip to israel among criticism. >> most people are relieved he's reconsidered. >> reporter: a cbs "new york times" poll gives trump 35% support, more than double ted cruz. >> ultimately the decision is, who has the right judgment? >> reporter: but can he win? >> i believe the republican nominee is gng to be someone that can win the jeshl e
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election. i don't believe donald can. >> reporter: last night trump t a major police endorsement. >> anybody killing a police officer, death penalty. it's going to happen. we can't let this go. >> reporter: donald trump gaining popularity with ideas most voters oppo anse. and that's the thing about donald trump. the polls are showing us that while people like the issues that he's bringing up and may even like his style, they don't always like his solutions. darlene, michael? >> all right, tracie potts. hillary clinton took a serious turn when she was asked about donald trump and the growing controversy. >> i have to say, seth, i no longer think he's funny. >> yes. i will say i started feeling that. >> well, that was hillary clintong on "late night" with seth meyers. she did add that trump's talk of banning muslims is dangerous, and she claims i would feed into the hands of isis.
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morning for more on this new showdown between trump and ted cruz. that's at 7:00 a.m. of course, right after "today in new york." just north of the border, canadaas prime minister is distancing himself from trump's talk of banning muslim immigrants. last night he prepareonto welcome a plane load of syrian refugees to toronto's airport. he said canadians are opening their country a their hearts to those who are fleeing terror. m163 syrians are expected to arrive there tomorrow. some new polls suggest that net.w jersey governor chris christie is losing support at home even as he's trying to win over voters in the presidential race. the poll from rutgers university eagleton institute of politics shows the governorha's approval rating has dropped to an all-time low. according to the poll, just 33% of new jersey voters approve on his job performance. 62% say they disapprove. > it's 5:21. just ahead this morning, if your
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longer to get to theodoor, your not -- you're not alone. andwrhe long journey that began overnight. we'll tell you about that. you're watching "today in new
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5:24, friday morning. yeah, it's friday. >> yes, it is. what a friday it is. >> what a friday it is. >> it's going to be a great one. with these temperatures, everyone is in a good mood, unless you want snow. then you're not in a good mood.
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the way. i see yo complaints. but we have major issues this morning in terms of fog. look at the visibility. near zero in white plains. that's going to be a tricky commute. also tracking visibilitna aroun a quarter of a mile in farmingdale. frtch out for delays at airports. it is mild and dry. not tracking any rain this morning. look at these temperatures. even milder than yesterday. sunshine through the afternoon. winds are light out of the southwest. only 5 to 10 miles per hour. really a spring feel out there on this friday. even overnight tonight, temperatures in the upper 40s in the city. incredible warmth. >> all right. we'll take it. whate 's going on, emily? >> we have a few things going on this morning. first off, there's an accident just before you get on the queensboro bridge, the queens side, queens plaza westbound at 28th street. some delays with that. then there's roadwork.
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73rd street. there's construction. that is what is causing that southbound backup on the fdr. coming up at 5:30, i'll tell you about the trouble, what's cking up the ride in staten island. >> okay, emily. thseank you very much. in this morning's cnbc money report, a surge in online shopping sales has u.p.s. struggling to keep up. according to "the wall street journal," the software developer ship matrix says on-time delivery rate has fall frighten 97% in the last holiday season down to 91% for now. increased shipping has caused disruptions that could have an impact on christmas. on-time delivery for fedex is also down to 95%. happening right now, three crew members from the international space station are heading home. they're in a capsule that undocked from the station just before 5:00 a.m. the capsule is expected to land in kazakhstan in about three hours. an american astronaut is among the three returning crew members. they spent 141 days on the space station. welcome home.
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okay. 5:u,26 right now. still ahead, there's a manhunt this morning. 'll tell you about a terrifying attack at a local bus stop. plus, look out below. rig ght now an entire building is evacuated because of fears that brings could come falling from aba ove. >> reporter: i'm lori bordonaro live n the bronx, woere a six-alarm fire is now under cocontrol, but dozens of people have nowhere to live. ll have the very latest comingnup. and if you're about to ead out the doo take us with you. keep watching "today in new york." download the news s new york app on your bi w device right now.
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breaking news overnight. a bronx block up in flames. the raging fire that took hours to get under control. plus, right now people forced out of their homes. these live pictures from the east side of manhattan. concern now that more brickingsing come flying off a high rise there. and a rare sight that offers a glimpse back in time. what's been spotted in the hudson valley. "today in new york" starts now. >> the spirit of st. louis. >> it is. good morning, everyone. it's friday morning, december 11th. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. chris is off. storm team 4's raphael miranda here with the forecast. i think that young charles
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you can fly across the atlantic. >> wow. yeah, good morning, guys. we're dealing with temperatures that feel much more like spring out there. we have patchy dense fog. that could be trouble for the morning commute. up to 58 by lunchtime. today's high temperature, 62 degrees. sunshine through the afternoon. temperatures trending about 15 to 20 degrees above average. really a beautiful friday. take an extra long lunch break outside. we have some patchy fog. we'll look at the trouble spots coming up. right now in emily west is here with maybe trouble spots on the roads. >> a big one in staten island. west shore expressway is closed due to a vehicle fire. this is right at exit 7, victory boulevard. you will be diverted off on the service road. traffic is being pushed off here on the service road. everything is shut down west shore expressway southbound. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> thanks so much, emily. now to breaking news in the bronx. a fire ripped through several buildings overnight. it happened in the tremont section.
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apartments around the scene on valentine avenue. "today in new york's" lori bordonaro is there. >> reporter: and darlene, the fire chief just spoke a few moments ago. he says 85 people have been displaced, 15 of them children. all from this fire. it is now under control. but you can see firefighters here still working to try to keep some of that smoke and flames under control. it was raging out of control a little earlier this morning. take a look here at our video. this fire broke out at about 11:30 last night on valentine avenue. it went to six alarms. about 200 firefighters responded. this fire impacted about nine homes here, three of them vacant. so many residents who lived here forced out on to the street in the middle of the night. most of them now getting help from the red cross. the fire chief tells us the building here was made of very combustible material, causing this fire to spread quickly. here's what he says.
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that were row frames, three stories, all wood. the fire took advantage of the combustible construction. pretty much devastated. right now department of buildings is looking at it possibly for demolition. >> reporter: he says about six firefighters and three residents were treated for minor injuries. again, the fire marshal here trying to figure out exactly what caused this fire. that's the very latest from here. back to you. >> lori, thank you. police in new jersey say a woman was sexually assaulted and robbed at gunpoint. this morning they're looking for the suspect. this attack happening friday, november 27th. investigators say the victim you see here in this sketch -- the man, rather, in this sketch followed his victim for about a block after she got off the bus. he pull pd parents at a dance studio near
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they're worried about the safety of their own children. >> it's very disappointing to know it's so close to our dance studio. >> i'll be on the lookout definitely. >> at least one parent we talked to says it's a sand reminder why he will not let his daughter walk alone, not even from school. happening right now, four young men are in custody following another robbery in central park. police made the arrest after a man was punched mt. ed ed in the face and had his phone stolen. the suspects range in age from 14 to 20 years old. investigators are now trying to determine if they're responsible for any of the other recent robberies in the area this week. 5:34 right now. happening today, mayor de blasio is going to be out of the office. he's going to have surgery. a spokesperson says it will be on a recently developed hernia. it won't be long, though, before he's back at work. he'll have a sunday schedule and he will be back in the office on monday. 5:34 right now. time for weather and traffic on
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starting with raphael in for chris. good morning. >> good morning. another mild day ahead. we also have patchy dense fog out there. that's the big problem this morning. the fog advisories keep getting expanded. we'll look at the map in a second. record warm temperatures as we head into the weekend starting today, potentially. then we have some rain monday. finally cools down next week. visibility way down in white plains, near zero. low visibility in places like islip, farmingdale, and also down the jersey shore. that dense fog advisory now expanded to include monmouth county as well as ocean county. later today, sunshine dominates our weather. 62 your high. even milder than yesterday. we're bumping up those temperatures even more as we head into the weekend. we'll look at your weekend forecast in a few. right now emily west is here with a look at your commute. >> looks good on the rails. no delays for your commuter checklist this morning. everything is running on schedule. the subways look nice too.
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keep that in mind. still have some detours on new york city buses. alternate side, meter rules in effect. >> emily, thank you. right now there's new concerns on the same manhattan block where bruks came raining down monday night. some people are out of their homes this morning. "today in new york's" katherine creag is on the upper east side with that. this is a situation that still is very unstable and now people may have to find other places to stay for a while. >> reporter: right, michael. the huge problem is inspectors found cracks in the facade area of this building where those bricks came from the other day. the problem is those cracks and also to repair this building, that needs to get under way. there's a nearby building that was vacated. we want to show you video of those residents. they only had a few hours to gather up some of their belongings. the hope is they will be able to return sunday night.
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worried bricks will continue falling, damaging the near 16-unit building and someone might get hurt. the buildings department has issued a vacate order in the original building from where a thousand bricks fell. the apartment billing that's nearby, the vacated one, the superintendent said this. >> took a little heckling, but everybody's out. 16 people. >> we saw the windows being boarded up. we saw a couple people packing up and leave. >> reporter: so it'll take a few days at the earliest when this neighborhood might get back to normal, michael. as we explained, there are traffic issues as well. 1st avenue remains closed between 60th and 64th. the city had been hoping maybe monday morning it will be able to reopen 1st avenue. that remains to be seen. back to you. >> kat, thank you very much. meanwhile, osha is investigating a serious happened in hackensack.
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of them critically, when a scaffold they were standing on collapsed. the men falling 45 feet to the ground. this morning they're being treated at hackensack medical center. the city will renanl a portion of 222nd street between 92nd avenue and 92nd road. officer mohr was gunned down last may while on patrol. the suspect has pleaded not guilty and is expected back in court next month. on long island, we're learning the fbi will play a larger role in the investigation on ten sets of human remains found along gilgo beach. the decision coming amid new leadership at the suffolk county police department. authorities believe those remains are linked to a serial killer. no arrests so far. the first set of remains found exactly five years ago today. >> law enforcement techniques, particularly with homicide
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changing, and we want to ensure that we are doing everything we can to solve these murders. >> remains were discovered while police were searching for shannon gilbert, a new jersey escort who disappeared back in 2010. in connecticut, governor malloy says he will act on his own to keep guns out of the hands of terrorists. malloy says he'll soon sign an executive order. it would call on state police to work with homeland security officials. together they would make sure that no one on the federal no-fly list can buy weapons. malloy would even take that one step further. >> if there's someone on the list and has a weapon, i would arkt that the weapon should be removed. subject to appeal. >> a gun rights group says malloy's plans are un-american and shameful. also, president obama plans to expand background checks on gun buyers. one of his top advisers say
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that without congressional approval. skbrnchts hoverboards may be popular you should the tree this year, but airlines are banning them. the batteries can overheat and cause a fire hazard while in the air. the spirit of st. louis is alive and well in the hudson valley. a replica of the plane recently made its maiden voyage of the skies of rhinebeck. this plane has a nine-cylinder engine, a wicker seat, and a compact mirror, similar to the one a woman supposedly gave to lindbergh. >> went down to the smithsonian years ago, two different occasions, and they took me up in the cherry picker because it was up in the ceiling. i was able to take photographs and measurements of all the things we had questions on. >> you will soon be able to see
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it'll be featured next summer at museum and air shows at the old rhinebeck aerodrone. >> there's no window out the front. i guess charles lindbergh had to lean out the side to figure out how to land. >> i don't see an obvious windshield either. i'm not an aeronautical expert, but i agree with you. i don't see it. all right. 5:41 now. still ahead, the changes recommended for the controversial common core standards, including just changing the name. plus, why plans for a palatial vineyard are causing major concerns in one local community. and toss out the calendar. it's going to feel more like october than december today. we're going to have weather and traffic on the 4s coming up.
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no way. savor an egg mcmuffin any time you like. a fresh cracked egg, canadian bacon and an english muffin with real butter. mcdonald's all day breakfast menu. good morning, everyone. 5:44 right now. we are tracking some dense fog but also very mild weather out there. a beautiful scene outside. the tree, it's a little hard to get into the holiday spirit with these temperatures into the 60s
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we're going to do it anyway. great day for skating. it's an ice skating in your t-shirt kind of day. you don't need the heavy jacket at all with temperatures back to the 60s later on. right now it's mild, 52 outside as you're starting your day. partly cloudy skies. trouble free in the city. south and east of new york city, we're seeing dense fog. in fact, these are dense fog advisories this morning. they've been extended to include monmouth and nassau counties. watch out for some tough travel problems out there across long island, especially the jersey shore. otherwise, no rain to worry about this morning. you can see on storm tracker, it is a quiet friday. sunshine expected into the afternoon. temperatures are mild in the city. they're also mild in the burbs. fairfield county temperatures already well into the 40s. 44 in redding. 44 in shellton. temperatures in the 40s and 50s around town. 45 in long branch. some 30s in places like poughkeepsie. that's still well above average
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speaking of averages, this is the high temperature. this is where we should be. it's been so warm for so long. we're just not used to that. instead, we have 62. about 15 to 20 degrees above average on this friday. that trend continues into the weekend. you can see, yeah, you want to make some outdoor plans. saturday and sunday, temperatures in the 60s both days. beautiful sunshine tomorrow. a few more clouds on sunday. but that's record territory. the record high for sunday is 64. going to be very close to that, maybe even top it. here's a look at future tracker. this is lunchtime today. nice and quiet. clcouds and sunshine. sunshine stays with us right through the afternoon into your evening commute. this is 6:00 tonight. also quiet for your weekend getaway, perhaps. and you can see saturday morning starting the weekend with sunshine and clouds on saturday. it stays dry right through the day saturday and into sunday. 62 for your high for today. it is a mild mix of sunshine and clouds. and temperatures stay in the 60s right through monday. get used to this lack of jacket weather.
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showers finally arrive, cooling us down a little bit monday into tuesday. it'll be breezy as well. then we're coasting along in the 50s throughout much of next week. let's see if we're coasting along on that commute. emily west is here with a look at that. >> not so much. it's getting a little tough to get through. first off we have the closure on staten island, west shore expressway. that's closed southbound right around victory boulevard, exit 7. we had a vehicle fire there. traffic is being diverted off here, on to the service road. you can still see this is closed. other direction, there's a little bit of rubber necking as well. also going to find delays in new jersey. garden state parkway southbound, accident investigation here. the left lane taken up near exit 98. then let's head back to the fdr where there's a disabled southbound near 63rd street. this is extra slow because we had that earlier roadwork. you're going to find the backup going into the 70s. on long island, southern state parkway crash reported westbound.
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parkway near jfk. that's moving along. overall a pretty good go. alternate side, meter rules in effect. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> all right, emily. thank you. the new jersey man who admitted to the revenge killing of his former boy scout lead ler spend at least another year in prison despite pleas from his family. >> he doesn't belong in jail any longer. >> in a rare instance, the judge carried out the sentence then apologized to clark fredricks. he was sentenced to five years in prison for the stabbing death of dennis pegg. fredricks claims pegg repeatedly raped him four decades ago. he had a message for other victims. >> a secret like molestation, if kept inside of you, will continue to grow and take on a life of its own. don't keep silent and think it will make it better. >> with time already served, fredricks could be eligible for parole next year. happening now, police are looking for a knife-wielding woman wanted for several
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now, this is some surveillance video of the suspect. investigators say in at least three instances, the suspect has threatened women with a knife, demanding money or their purse. the victims have been as young as 33 and as old as 72 years old. if you see the suspect in the sketch, you're asked to contact police. we now know the path those partying santas will take during santa con this weekend. it begins with a gathderring in mccarron park in brooklyn. from there, they'll head to the lower east side, then the east village. thousands of people are once again expected to take part in the annual bar crawl. the nypd is reminding them to respect the neighborhoods they will be passing through. on long island, a community is fighting a new vineyard ming to town. lisa and fred ketty plan to open their dream vineyard in huntington next year. they already have a new york state license and the property is zoned for use. one problem, the property is next to an elementary school.
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>> do you want your child walking by a bar? >> i don't like the idea of alcohol next to an elementary school. >> we understand the community concerns because we're also a neighbor. >> officials in huntington are now asking for suffolk county to step in. they want the agricultural designation rescinded. a common core task force is recommending an overhaul in new york state. while the group says education standards are important, it also says common core is too rigid and not adaptable. the group believes tests should be shorter and should not be used to evaluate teachers for the next few years. they also recommend considerations for students with disabilities and those who are learning english. in news for your health, researchers are warning parents they children could be at risk because of their diet. a new study from the national center of health statistics shows one in five kids has unhealthy levels of cholesterol. the number even worse for children who are older. researchers found 27% of teens
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measure of unhealthy cholesterol. cholesterol can block arteries and also cause heart attack and stroke. amazon has a new offer for manhattan. alcohol on your doorstep. the company is adding alcohol to its one-hour delivery service. until now, it was offered only in seattle. the company's hometown. the one-hour delivery costs $7.99, but michael, it's free if you're a prime member, which i believe we both are. >> we both are. you have to wait that whole hour though. >> yeah. 5:51 now. still ahead, it's a movie trailer that tells the horror story some subway riders expaerns every day. plus, dozens of riders on board, but no conductor. how a train took off on its own, and how it stopped. don't forget, follow us on facebook and twitter. michaelg4ny, darlene4ny. and instagram as well. you're watching "today in new
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welcome back. the r train. you're invited to share your commute horror stories this morning. city councilmember put out this mock movie trailer called "r train nightmares." might be rated "r," right? he says the train that runs to bay ridge is frequently late, delayed, and overcrowded.
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8:00 outside the 77th street station in bay ridge. >> how many people think that's a real movie. they're going on fandango. the mta says it smashed a record for one-day ridership. 6.2 million people rode the subway on october 29th. that beat the old record by about 50,000 people. you know what that's like when the train comes and you try to figure out whether you want to get in that one or wait for the next one. >> i just dive right in. >> you go right? >> yeah, sometimes. >> but sometimes you end up in a situation. >> your faces is against somebody. >> a little close. >> should have waited for the next one. >> tricky. but the fog is out there this morning, so we're watching out for that dense fog. we have some patchy dense fog that's taking those visibilities way down. in fact, white plains hovering around zero. that is not good in westchester county. other trouble spots, nassau and suffolk counties. same story down the jersey
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no rain, no umbrellas needed, and you don't need a heavy jacket. look at your high temperatures later today. 64 is the record in central park. we're getting close that o that today. mid-60s across northeast new jersey. 50s and 60s all around the region. temperatures about 15 to 20 degrees above average. this is just the beginning of a stretch. >> great. >> good stuff. >> what's happening on the friday commute, emily? >> she's got that face like, i don't have stuff like that. >> you can't compete with the 60s. come on. well, there's a few things going on. belt, an accident now eastbound right near knapp street. that's going to be in your right lane. just to show you, actually, this might compete a little bit. we have a west shore expressway that looks like that did clear. a much better go on staten island. >> there you go. all right, emily. thank you. 5:56. the operator of a boston redline train that blew through four stations without a driver on board has been placed on administrative leave.
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meet with massachusetts bay transit officials to go over details from thursday's incident. about 50 people were on board this runaway train. >> the people that was on the first car was trying to knock on that's when we discovered there was nobody there. >> we were just flying through the stations. speed, we would have either bridge. >> officials finally stopped the train by cuts power to the third rail. investigators say they are focusing on operator error. here in new york, we've seen tragic stories with trains derailing and what follows. these people were terrified. >> and there's concerns now because more systems, like d.c.'s, where it can be operated remotely. the question about how safe that is. all right. we're following breaking news coming from the bronx. ahead at 6:00, look at this fire. very destructive. now there's almost 100 people out of their homes. also at 6:00 a.m., the thief with the new gadget as a getaway car. if you're about to head out
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breaking news in the bronx right now as we look at these live pictures. a row of buildings went up in flames. a fast-moving fire that burned out of control for hours. people forced from their homes for fear of even more falling bricks on the upper east side. and the arrest that could end that string of central park robberies. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everybody. 6:00 a.m. on this friday, december 11th. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm darlene rodriguez. we are happy it's friday. we're happy raphael miranda is here. we're even happier with the temperature. >> i think that's where you're happiest this morning, like everyone else out there. who doesn't love snow? you're into these warm temperatures. 51 outside already. another day to forget about the heavy winter jackets. we're headed back into the 60s later this afternoon. we have a problem, that's fog
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patchy dense fog out there, especially south and east of new york city. you're going to watch outheor that. lots of sunshine as the fog burns off. we're up to the upper 50s by lunchtime. today's high temperature, 62 degrees. about 15 to 20 degrees above average on this friday. it goes on for days. we'll take a look at the seven-day forecast and explain your weekend coming up. right now, emily west is here to explain the commute. >>kyood morning. li garden state parkway southbound, still this crash in the left lane, exit 98. that's to route 138. also a crash on the belt near knapp street. that's in the right lane causing a little bit of slowing. let's take a live look at the l.i.e. at the grand central parkway. starting to see a little more volume. that westbound slowdown coming towards us. a llotle busy. we'll have more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> thank you so much, emily. breaking news right now in the bronx. the six-alarm fire we've been reporting this morning tore through a block of homes last night with flames jumping from
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it happened along valentine avenue. "today in new york's" lori rdonaro talked with the fire chief this morning. what did the chief say, lori? >> reporter: good morning, darlene. the chief says that about 200 firefighters responded to this fire. you can see many of them still out here working this morning. the fire is now under control. it affected this entire row of homes here, about nine homes along valentine avenue. it was raging, as you said, out of control a little earlier this morning. take a look here at our video from a little bit earlier. you can see what was happening. this fire broke out at about 11:30 last night at 2086 valentine avenue. some residents say they got a knock on their door telling them to get out, that this building was on fire. three homes here were vacant, but about 85 people have been displaced. many of them wrapped in red cross blankets when we arrived here about 3:30 this morning. the fire chief tells us the building was made from very combustible wood and that's why it spread so quickly. here's what he said, take a
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an one of the problems with a wood-frame building is that it's purely combustible. it's completely combustible. everything burns. the furniture burns, the structural members burn, thel roing burns. >> we don't know what's going to happen now. wepi're homeless. >> reporter: three people and six firefighters suffered minor injuries. thre cause of this fire is still under investigation. and the department of buildings ou ot here now looking into whethern his whole building needs to be demolished. bad ck to you. >> all right. lori, thank you. investigators will determine whether bad weather played a role in a crash of a medical helicopter in central california. that helicopter came down in a remote field north of bakersfield last night. it was heading to a hospital at the time. it was traveling through some heavy rain and fog. all four people on board that helicopter were killed. among the victims, a nurse, a paramedic, and one patient. happening right now, police tryng to determine if four young men arrested for a robbery in central park are connected to
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the four suspects range in age from 14 to 20 years old. they're accused of pun evching a 19-year-old man near east 73rd street and east drive last night and stealing his phone. police say the four people in custody may be responsible for at leastltwo other robberies. there have been three robberies in or near central park since sunday. well, right now people living across the street from a building that rained down bricks, they've been forced out of their homes. those bricks fell on to east 63rd reet. the 16-unit building across the et was evacuated as a precaution. the tenants only had a few hours to gather up their belongings and get out. "today in new york's" katherine creag is on the scene. she'll havagmoresk on what's being done in a live report at 6:30. if you're traveling through manhattans ma snhattan, 1st avenue is blocked there at 59th street. if you can avoid that charea, go west. that's the thing to do. >> certainly for people s safety. bricks raining down from so high up.ur>> first and foremost, yeah.
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time for weather and traffic on the 4s. raphael miranda in for chris. >> happy friday, earn. the mild weather in place. that's headed into the weekend. we also have patchy dense fog out there causing trouble. we have advisories in effect. we're looking at record warmth possible today. again on sunday. finally cooling down with rain showers on monday. visibility is way down. now down to an eighth of a mile in islip. near zero in white plains. stchester county, visibility is struggling. we wi've seen poor visibility down the jersey shore. it gets better as you head inland away from the water. teeamperatures up to the 60s later on today. sunshine and clouds, even milder than yesterday. and this fog will burn off by 8:00, 9:00 a.m. give yourself extra time for your morntng commute. speaking of the commute, emily at. >> with the fog, you definitely drive.
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everything is running on schedule this morning. with the buses, still some de detours. everything else is on schedule. and you want to take mass transit today because it's a gridlock alert day. more weather and traffic coming up. >> emily, thank you. 6:06 right now. new this morning, police want your help finding the boyfriend they say attacked his girlfriend in queens. 29-year-old thomas rivera is the man they're searching for. police say he also goes by the name jorge. investigators say he beat his 35-year-old girlfriend nearly two weeks ago in jackson heights. she had injuries o her head and face and is nowtin the hospital in critical condition. happening today, it's a somber tribute for an nypd rective kilt d in queens in the line of duty. ths e city will rename a portion of 222nd street between 92nd avenue and 92nd road detective first grade brian moore way. officer moore was gunned down last may while on patrol in quee tens village. the suspwct has pleaded not guilty.
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court next month.y also today, a federal jury gets back to work deciding the fatef dsan skelos and his son adam. jurors deliberated at the corruption trial for nearly an five hours yesterday. they will decide whether the once-powerful new york state senate leader strong armed companies into giving his sid no-show jobs. skelos said he did nothing illegal. today jurors will review some evidence, including government wiretaps. and suffolk county's former police chief james burke finds out whether he will be granted bail today. burke was arrested at his home wednesday on federal charges. prosecutors allege he assaulted a suspect who was in handcuffs and conspired to cover it up. right now he's in protective custody at a federal detention center in brooklyn. today divs will be back on a lake looking for possible evidence f m ther,an bernardino massacre. the fbi is not saying exactly what they're looking for, but it's believed the shooters, syed farook and tashfeen malik, went there around the time of the
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yesterday the first of 14 people who lost their lives in the atvetack was laid to rest. yvette i velasco was an environmental health specialist. she was just 27 years old. the san bernardino massacre is moving connecticut governor malloy to put new restrictions on gun sales. it would call on police to check the nam of gun buyers to make sure they're not on the federal no-fly list. >> until, i think, two weeks agdeo, i was unaware that people were allowed to buy weapons who were on these lists. and i was horrified. >> a gun rights group calls maeloy's move shameful and un-american. the white house is also looking into ways to restrict gun sales. a topped a ed a adviser says president obama wants to expand background new jersey governor chris christie fighting hard to win over voters in the presidential race, but he's losing support at home. new poll from rutgers universit 's eagleton institute
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dropped to an all-time low. according to the poll, just 33% of new jersey voters approve of his job performance. 62% say they disapprove. the governor campaigns again this weekend up i new hampshire. today donald trump may have more to say about his controversial plan to ban muslims when he speaks at a manhattan fundraiser. a new nbc news, "wall street journal" poll shows most americans disagree with him. trump's proposal has more support among republican,voters. 42% support a ban. democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton says ftrump is, quote, dangerous. well,nohat online petition we told you about to bar donald trump from the u.k. is now segtting a record. more than half a mlion people signed on. that makes it the most popular official petition ever to britain's parliament. that petition was posted after trump spoke of barring muslims
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in this morning's cnbc money report, there's bad news for anyone who's shipping some christmas gifts via u.p.s. landon dowdy joins with us that story. also, one automaker's new pledge. so with u.p.s., it's really a victim of your own success. >> that's exactly right. but firs let's talk about ford. they're moving full speed ahead on a new strategy. it'll invest $4.5 billion on electric and hybrid cars by 2020. they plan to launch a new version of the ford focus next year that has a 100-mile range and can recharge in 30 minutes. rd also wants to develop its n ride-sharing service using a fleet of ford shutt tle vans. and u.p.s. is struggling to an keep yo up a surge in online sales that's resulted in a higher volume ofbyoliday packages. "the wall street journal" says data from software deloper ship matrix shows the on-time delivery rate for u.p.s. was 91% last week. that's versus 97% a year ago. u.p.s. has more residential
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they've b n stammed with extra pickups and not enough staff in some areas. that could spell serious trouble for holiday gifts people are expecting. >> right. because people are so used to, oh, i'll get it in 48 hours. no problem. >> that's annoying. >> little johnny's not going to be happy. >> absolutely not. all right, landon. more than 100 syrian refugees arrived in north america last night. up next, where they landed and how many more are on the way. plus, new information on a hang crime in williamsburg. the new arrest in the unprovoked attack next. plus, we'll have weather and traffic on the 4s coming up as we look at the tappan zee bridge there.
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expanded to include monmouth county and suffolk county. you see the problem mainly along the coast here. we've seen that visibility down to h a quarter of a mile, near zero, in fact, at times. please be careful. give yourself a little extra time. otherwise, no weather problems here. on storm tracker, nice and quiet. we have some clouds moving through, but it is dry. temperatures are mild. you don't really need the heavy jacket. 41 at this hour in armonk. 44 in millwood. thitese are above the normal high temperatures this time of year. so we shouldn't even be this warm in the afternoon. already a mild morning. we have some cooler 30s west of town. 33 in sussex. nothing too bad. even in the spots that have 30s right now, you're also heading into he 50s and 60s later on to onday. and that trend goes right into the weekend. you can see we're planning your weekend now. saturday and sunday, 60s both days. in fact, we could hit a record high in central park on your sunday with 64 degrits.
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you know it has to. monday we have some showers moving in with a cold front. it'll be breezy. then we're cooling down a little on tuesday. temperatures still in the 60 on monday. eventually back down to the 50s, which is still well above average. that's not until tuesday. it'll be breezy as well. you can see o future tracker, this is 2:00 today. lunch outside, go for it. temperatures in the 60s. a beautiful day there. your evening commute will be nice and quiet. this is 7:00 tonight. moalstly clear skies. we continue that trend into your saturday. can't find any rain on future tracker. another dry weekend. we could use some rain. we have a drought going on. instead, mild and dry conditions. 62 for your high today. 49 overnight tonight. another mild night ahead. the seven-day forecast shows those 60s go on and on r ht through monday. a chance of rain monday as we head back to work. sunshine and 50s on wednesday. all right. let's get a check of the commute. getting a little later. probably a little busy, right, emily west?
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especially through queens. usual stuff though. the l.i.e. slows from the clear 'sview into wood haven boulevard. southern state westbound near an e wantagh, there's a crash. a little bit of slowing. sunrise highway, an accid t here eastbound right near horton avenue. let's head into brooklyn, where the belt eastbound near knapp street. crash there. that's going to be in the right lane. doesn't look like too many delays. just keep in mind that it is still there. we had a disabled on the fdr at 63rd. that is gone. same with the west shore expressway accident. at is out of the way southbound at victory boulevard. this has been here, though, really all morning. garden state parkway southbound. that'srs in the left lane right at exit 98. expect some slowdown with that. alternate side, meter rules in we'll have more weather and traffic coming up. >> emily, thank you. new this morning, we have an update to a story we brought you last week. police have arrested a man for williamsburg.
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ve las velasquez is accused of punching a man in the back of the hate. he's charged with assault and a hate crime. in new jersey, the sentencing for a man who admitted to the revenge killing of his former boy scout leader became emotional. >> he doesn't belong in jail any longer. >> the judge did read the sentence to clark fredricks then apologized for sending him to prison. he was sentenced to five years for the stabbing death of dennis pegg. fredricks claims pegg repeatedly raped him four decades ago. he had a message for other victims. >> a secret like molestation, if kept inside of you, will continue to grow and take on a life of its owa. don't keep silent and think it will make it better. >> with time already beserved, fredricks could be eligible for parole next year. well, canada's prime nister distanced himself from any talk of barring muslims there. he was at toronto's airport last night greeting a plane load of
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163 migrants arrived on a ka canadian government aircraft. the prime minister offered them a special welcome. >> we get to show the world how to open our hearts tnd welcome in people who are fleeing extraordinarily difficult situations. >> another plane load of 163 refugees is expected tomorrow. hundreds of syrian migrants have already arrived in canada. they came in on commercial flights. a former police officer from oklahoma city has been found guilty of more than a dozen counts that include rape and sexual battery. 29-year-old daniel holtzclaw broke down in tear when is the verdict was read. the women who testified against him claimed he assaulted them inside his squad car after threatenin to arrest them. the jury is now recommending a sentence f more than 260 years.
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in critical condition and five others have been injured from a serious accident in hackensack. the men were working on a scaffold at an apartment complex when it collapsed. they fe ell 45 f t to the ground. they're being treated right now at hackensack university medical center. we're told osha investigators are looking into what happened in this case. 6:20 right now. talk about a long morning commute. the 250-mile mission that's going on rig now. and then don't forget, follow us on facebook and twitter.
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welcome back. looking out from atop the rock. 51 degrees. it's friday morning, 6:23. happening right now, three crew members from the international space station are heading home. they're in a soyu capsule that undocked from the station just before 5:00 a.m. this morning. the capsule is expected to land in kazakhstan in about two hours. an american astronaut is among the three returning crew members. they spent 141 days on the space station. >> wow. now they're home. it's the only place that landed on time. >> love this time of year. speaking of travel troubles, we have some fog out there. that could cause airport delays. definitely want to call ahead. take a look at the visibility. down in many spots this morning. near zero still in white plains. we have bad visibility in islip, do ywn to an eighth of a mile there. quarter mile visibility in
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also down the jersey shore, you ar wie struggling. not all bad news. th daese are your high temperatures today. the record for this date, 64. itti's going to be close, a photo finish. this fog will burn off, leaving us lots of sunshine for the afternoon and mild 60s all the wagy. down the jtsey shore. just really does not feel like the holidays around here. but people are enjoying it for the most part. >> absolutely. >> no complaints. train complaints though. we have a couple. first with the subways, you are going to find 1 train delays in both directions. and also with lirr, ten-minute delays each way on the port jeff and ronkonkoma branch due a broken crossing gate just west of westbud ry. again, it's going to cause you to slow down this morning. >> okay, emily. thanks very much. ip next, breaking news in the bronx. >> reporter: i'm lori bordonaro live in the bronx where a people
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why it spread so quickly, coming up. >> reporter: and i'm katherine creag live on the upper east r side. bricks falling from this apartment building have caused traffic problem ps and now nearby neighbors are forced out of their homes. we'll have the latest on this coming up if you're about to head out the door, take us with you. keep watching "today in new york." download the news 4 new york app on your mobile device right now. weht'll be right back.
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breaking news in the bronx. firefighters still watching for hot spots after an out-of-control fire destroys a row of homes overnight and leaves dozens of families looking for a new place to stay. plus, the search for a in east harlem. and one local lawmaker fed up with trouble on the r train. today he's doing something about mating. "today in new york" starts now. it's very "blair witch." yes. >> good morning, everyone. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. raphael miranda is here. 60s in december. you can't beat that.
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we need to check the calendars again just to remind ourselves it is december 11th. feels like spring outside. temperatures in the 50s already. we have some clouds and dense fog outside, especially south and east of town. watch out for that. watch as the temperatures rise. 58 by luncrtime. today's high temperature, 62 degrees. you definitely want to get outside and enjoy it. beautiful sunny skies through the afternoon. we'll look at the weekend forecast f coming up. right now, emily west is here with the commute. >> new accident here on the west side highway southbound near 56th street. two lanes are blocked. already a backup into psident 70s. lincoln tunnel, you're looking at about a 15-minute wait here. teedn at the holland. the george is okay. lirr, you're going to find ten-minute delays on the port broken crossing gate. more weathet and traffic coming up. >> emily, thank you very much. breaking news in the bronx. al six-alarm fire destroyed several homes overnight.
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bordonaro is there. lori, you're finding out now just how many people are affected by this fire and have to find some place else to stay. >> reporter: yeah, so many. about 85 michael, 15 of them children. the fire chief tells us this building was made out of very combustible wood, and that's why this fire spread so very quickly. firefighters up here still working to make sure that this is fully out. right now the fire is under control. i want to show you video from earlier. take a look and you can see the flames pouring out ol:f this building. the fire broke out at about 11:30 last night here at 2086 valentine avenue. this is a row of about nine homes here. three of them were vacant, but the rest occupied by families who had to run out for safety in the middle of the night. 85 people again displaced, includingy 15 children. they're all being helped now by the red cross. did speak to people earlier, including a woman who rushed
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>> i spoke with the red cross to make sure that they have a place etthem to go. >> we don't know what's going to happen now. we're homeless. >> reporter: nine people here suffered minor injuries, six of them firefighters. the fire marshal now trying to determine exactly what started this fire. also, the department of buildings here looking to see whether this building, michael and darlene, now needs to be torn down. back to you. >> all right. lori bordonaro. thank you. new this morning, police in east harlem are looking for a man who tried to rape a woman inside her apartment building. here's surveillance video of the suspect. investigators say he entered the building on east 131st street wednesday. he allegedly attacked a 60-year-old woman, cossring her moutd and pulling her down to the ground. police say he tried to remove nnthe woman's pants and strangle her. the woman did suffer cuts and bruises. we have an alert from commuters on the r train.
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commuter horror stories this morning. one city councilmember n'oput this mock movie trailer. it's called "r train nightmares." says the train is frequently delayed and overcrowded. the rally takes place today at 8:00 outside the 77th street station in bay ridge. we're getting a kick out of that trailer. >> it is very dramatic. >> you said "blair witch." i think that's the best description. >> 6:33. time for weather and traffic as we approach 6:34. >> good morning. getting ready for another jacket-free day. maybe a light jacket. finitely not the winter coats on this friday. temperatures already in the 50s. you can see in your weather headlines, we have problems in teterms of fog. it's patchy but dense in those spots south and east of new york city. atys cutting down tha f visibility. record warm temperatures possible today and again on sunday as we head throughout the weekend. finally, back to reality. some rain on monday. slightly cooler. not even reality.
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warm as it will behtoday. you see the visibility. it's struggling in some spots. white plains, still near zero. islip, an eighth of a mile. not how much better at places across long island. jersey shore, you also have your fog cutting down that visibility. allow extra time for your commute. 62 by the end of the day today. lots of sunshine. once the fog is gone, it's going to be a beautiful and mild friday, setting us up for a fantastic weekend. emily west is here right now with a detailed look at your commute. >> better news for the 1 train riders. everything is back to normal. we had some delays there both directions. again, should be fine on the 1 train. lirr, here's where you're going to find ten-minute delays on the rt jeff, ronkonkoma branch due to a bro n crossing gate near westbury. with your buses, still some detours detours. alternate side, meter rules in effect today. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> all right. thanks so much, emily.
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falling bricks on the upper east on that same block where bricks fell monday night. "today in new york's" katherine creag is on the upper east side. more problems, kat. >> reporr: erdeed, darlene. and divers pasy ng by tell us they are frustrated. residents are wondering when things will get back to normal. now nearby neighbors are dealing with this. at least 16 tenants from a neavarby building with their luggage were forced out of theiranhomes. tenants of an apartment building on east 63rd street had only a few hours to gather up some belongings. the hope is they'll be able to return sunday night. the problem is the city isk worried that bricks will continue falling from that original building on 64th street, damaging the nearby building on east 63rd street and someone might get hurt. the buildings department has issued a vacate order for that building on east 63rd street in the original building from where a thousand bricks fell. inspectors discovered cracks in the remaining facade above the collapse.
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experienced being stuck in traffic for so long, a problem that's gone on for days now. >> i bring a customer from 35th street and 1st avenue to the hospital, one hour. i came on the fdr, and i have to make a right turn to go to the kespital. no, you can ot go tp make a right turn. >> reporter: and emergency management workers explained it's a balance between keeping people safe but also trying to bring back to normal this neighborhood. at this point, the city hopes to lift the street closures on monday morning. that is if repairs that are under way here go on as planned. the thing is, first avenue still is closed between 60th and 64th street at this point. back to you, darlene. >> thanks so much, katherine crtheag. police in new jersey are searching for a man who allegedly robbed and sexually
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e attack happened friday, november 27th, near main and poplar streets in hackensack. we want to show you a sketch of the suspect. he followed the victim after she got off a bus. about a block from that bus stop, he allegedly pulled a gun, demanded money, then police say he sexually assaulted her. parents at a dance studio near where that attack happened say they're worried act the y ed ied about the safety of their children. we spoke to one parent who says this is one reason he wilnot let his daughter walk alone, not even from school. happening now, police veing for a knife-wielding woman wanted for several robberies. we're showing you the capitol. we're not meaning to show you that. but this story, she's wanted for several robberies on the upper st side. ere'h surveillance video we were hoping to show you. investigators say at least three separate times the suspect has threatened women with a knife, demanding money or their purse. the victims range in age from 33 to 72. if d you've seen her, please
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6:37 right now. we want to look live at capitol hill. that's where law makers are scrambling to avoid a government shutdown. the house expected to get final approve to a temporary spending measure. it extends the deadline only until the middle o saf next week, bu, t it would give congress time to agree on a comprehensive budget deal. that deal could include an extension of the zadroga act to help september 11th first responders. yesterday the house speaker paul ryan said he will include that funding in the next budget. pd commissioner bill bratton was in washington to try and pressure the senate to do the me. he was flanked by officers who count on the zadroga act to pay for their continuing health care costs. a task force put togethe to ek at common core is now recommending changes in new rk. while the group says education standards are important, it adds common core is too rigid and not adaptable. it believes tests should be shorter and should not be used to evaluate teachers for the next few years.
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considerations for students with disabilities and those who are learning english as a second language. t.t is 6:39. santa con making its way from brooklyn into manhattan this weekend. thousands of costumed santas taking part in the annual bar crawl. they'll meet in mccarron park. then they'll head to the lower east side and the east village. local residents and businesses have compl: neddabout the unsanta-like behavior in years past. word to the kids, these are not the santas. >> not the real santa. people dressing like santa. still ahead, the thief caught on camera using a popular newadget to make his getaway. and we have a warning about your children's health. the medical issue that's commonly seen in adult, but it's popping up now in kids nationwide. plus, your weather and traffic on the 4s is coming up.
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>>: > and it is coming up on a44. our spring fling continues on this friday. temperatures soaring into the 60s later today. we have some dense fog right now that we have to get through. deornse foe advisories have been expanding throughout the morning, now including nassau, suffolk county, monmouth, and ."ean counties. it's the coastal locations seeing the worst fog. we've seen visibility own to near zero at times. please be careful for your morning commute. storm tracker shows a nice quiet picture on your friday. no rain to worry about today. definitely don't need the umbrellas. and temperatures like this mean you don't need the heavy jackets. alread
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46 in jersey city. 43gi in staten psland. it gets cooler as you head farther away from the city. we see some 30s in poughkeepsie and wburgh. 47 degrees with some fog for you in islip. as far as temperatures are concerned, the record high today, 64 degrees. we're going to get close that. we're going for 62. where we should be, that's way at here, 44. that's the average high temperature. we've been above average for so long, we don't eve kw what ethat feels like anymore. and we're not going to have to worry about that as we head to th whe weekend. you can see the warm temperatures go on and on for your saturday. tomorrow, lots of sunshine. feels lpke spring. record territory possible on sunday. the record high in central park, 64, like today. we may get there on sunday. it even stays mild into monday. you can see on future tracker, around lunchtime today, 12:00, 1:00, lots of sun. all of that fog will burn off nicely later this afternoon. everyone will enjoy a sunny and mild day. later on tonight, 7:00 p.m. for
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you're doing a getaway. no problems here. also trouble free saturday at 10:00 a.m. keeping it dry into saturday afternoon. even sunday should be mostly sunny, especially as we start thd e day. next chance of rain, not until monday. 62, rain free, and mild later on this afternoon. 49 for your low. this is your low temperature to night. this is higher than the average high temperature during the day. so you can see incredible warmth continues into the weekend. 62 tomorrow. 64, that's a record, on sunday. showers and breezy on monday, still in the 60s. finally cooling down, breezy, and in the 50s by wednesday and on thursday. let's get a check of the commute. emily west is here with a look at that. >> we have big slowdowns on the we- side highway due to a crash right near 56th street. that is southbound. couple lanes are blocked. two lanes taken up there. a half hour at the lincatn. some slowing. let's take a live look at the orge washington bridge this morning. that's at about 15 minutes and building. looks like starting to get a
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that lower level ride might be a little better. the holland, that still checks in fine. let's head back to the maps. the bruckner westbound near the sheridan, reports of a crash with backup. also, you're going to find delays. a new crash on the belt westbound at flatbush avenue. another one reported near knapp street, but that has cleared. in nassau county, sunrise highway eastbound at horton avenue, a crash reported. oks like not really dealing with delays. an accident in new jersey. been there really all morning on the garden state parkway southbound just before exit 98. ill takes up a left lane. also, lirr, you are going to find ten-minute delays both ways port jeff and ronkonkoma branch commuters. that's due to a broken crossing gate. do have to move the car today. alternate side, meter rules in effect. 6:46 now. we've learned the fbi will play a large role in the investigation of ten sets of
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that decision coming amid new leadership at the suffolk county police department. authorities believe the remains are linked to a serial killer. there have been no arrests. the first set of remains were found five years ago today along gilgo beach. >> law enforcement techniques, particularly with homicide investigations, are ever changing, and we want to ensure that we are doing everything we can to solve these murders. >> those remains were discovered while police search for shannon gilbert. she was a new jersey escort who disappeared back in 2010. in the u.k., police are searching for a thief who just glided away from the scene of the crime. you can see the suspect rolling into the south london store on a hoverboard. he skated out with a case of energy drinks in hand. but he never paid. police say the theft happened back in september. and while the hoverboards are growing in popularity, more and more airlines are banning them. that's because of the fire hazards the lithium ion bailtters pose. so american, delta, and united
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jetblue, british airways, virgin america are also among the airlines that banned them from flights. however, you can bring them on spirit airlines flights. also air canada allows them, only if you check them. southwest will let some of them on depending on the size of the batteries. >> it's a whole thing. everybody is talking about it. >> all right. 6:48 right now. the extra offering from amazon that gives new meaning to the term happy hour. don't forget, follow us on facebook, twitter, and instagram. michaelg4ny, darlene4ny.
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researchers are warning parents your children could be at risk because of their diets. a new study from the national center of health statingics ows one in five children has unhealthy levels of cholesterol. that number is worse for older children. the researchers found 27% of teens 16 to 19 had at least one measure of unhealthy cholesterol. cholesterol can block arteries and can cause heart attack and stroke. amazon has a new offer for manhattan, alcohol on your doorstep. the company is adding alcohol to its onughour delivery service. until now, it was offered only in seattle, the company's hometown. the one-hour delivery service ins $7.99, but it is free for prime members. and there are primane members across the street. >> there are prime members pracross the street who could get it for free and share with their friends. "today" show coming up in just a few minutes. want to check in with matt and savannah, see what's ahead. >> hi. >> good morning. >> coming up, federal investigators return to a lake near the san bernardino ooting. what are they searching for? we're going to be live with all
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>> also ahead, how much is too much? this photo of a christmas tree buried under a mountain of gifts sp tiarking a worldwide argument between parents. we'll fill you in on that. >> and one week and counting. if it is possible, excitement is building even more for the next "star wars" movie. we'll show you what fans are doing to prepare when we see your here on "today." matt is going to wear a storm trooper suit all weekend. >> you're not going to dress as jar jar bin zmrks. >> you looked really good last time. >> can i tell you, we are all going to see -- am i allowed hao say that? >> well, cat's out of the bag. >> we're going to ee it on tuesday. >> at an undisclosed location. >> in full costume? >> so. >> i might. i might bring a light saber. >> i want savannah with the princess leia do. they weren't braids. they were buns. you have to do some research. >> i just don't know the terminology for women's hair appendages. >> be careful how you throw out
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that. all right.rothanks so much. we'll be right back with today's top stories.
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now ba to our breaking news in the bronx. the six-alarm fire that destroyed several homes overnight. >> "today in new york's" lori bordonaro is there with the latest. >> reporter: and michael and darlene, 85 people forbed out of their homes here on valentine avenue. you can see firefighters still out here. ey're working on some of the
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buildings. but the fire is under control. ke a look at what it looked like a little bit earlier this morning. more than 200 firefighters responded to this fire. it broke out at about 11:30 last night, ripping through this row of nine homes. the fire chief says the wood frames caused the fire to sprea, ved-ry quickly here, and nine people suffered minor injuries, including six firefighters. the cause here is still unde investigation. back to you. >> lori, thank you very much. >> we want to go to "today in new york's" katherine creag on the upper east side, where of sficials are fearing more bricks could fall from that building. >> reporter: at least 16 tenants have been forced out of their homes because of the bricks that fell from this apartment building. we want to show you some of these residents with their luggage. they only had a few hours to gather up some of their belongings. the hope is they'll be able to return to their homes, which is on east 63rd street and 1e avenue, sunday night, but the problem is the city is worried bricks will continue falling,
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and someone will get hurt. in the original building from where the bricks fell, there have been cracks in the facade. that's what investigators found earlier earlier, raising the concerns. >> kat, thank you. happening today, a somber tribute. the city will rename a portion of 222nd street between 92nd avenue and 9nd road detective first grade brian moore way. officer moore was gunned down last may while on patrol in queens village. happening now, police are trying to determine if four young men arrested for a robbery in central park are connected to other holdups in the area. they are accused of punching a 19-year-old man near east 73rd street and east drive last night and stealing his phone. police say they may be responsible for at least two other robberies. there have been three robberies in or near central park since sunday. and mayor de blasio goes under the knife for hernia surgery today. a spokesperson says it will be on a hernia that he recently developed, but it won't have the mayor out for long. he'll have a sunday schedule and
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monday. >> all right. good luck to the mayor. >> speedy recovery to mr. mayor. >> never fun, but hopefully easy. what's going on, emily? >> lirr is back to normal. it had some delays on the port jeff, ronkonkoma branch. again, that's been repaired. you'll find subway delays on the trains. delays on the f train on downtown trains. allow extra time. west side highway southbound right near 56th street, that crash is still there. two lanes blocked. 30-minute delays at the lincoln. about 20 at the george. the bruckner at the sheridan westbound, crash there. looks heavy. >> thanks, em. raphael, one more check of the weather. >> we're tracking patchy, dense fog out there. take a look at the visibilities. near zero in islip, also white plains. also tracking fog across much of the rest of long island with quarter-mile visibilities in farmingdale and westhampton. jersey shore also not too great. later on today, 62 your high temperature. beautiful sunshine by the afternoon.
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