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now at 6:00, a mall packed with holiday shoppers evacuated after a bomb threat. news 4 exclusive. cardinal timothy dolan apologizes to parishioners suing a priest. they claim he took money from the collection plate to pay for a male escort. and record temperatures in mid-december. how much longer can this warmth last?
>> and i'm natalie pasquarella. we'll start with the frightening moments at the new jersey mall. cops ordered an evacuation of the riverside mall and brought in a bomb squad after a threatening note. this happened at the mall hackensack where many were forced to get up and flee the shops. michael? >> reporter: security told hundreds of shoppers and mall employees to get out of the mall immediately. now we learn this all started when a security guard found a bomb threat written in a bathroom. mass evacuation. this video obtained by news 4 shows hundreds of shoppers and mall employees taking to the parking lot after riverside mall was evacuated right in the middle of a busy shopping weekend. >> pretty crazy. evacuate. >> reporter: did they tell you why? >> nope. >> reporter: it all started when a security guard found a bomb threat written in graffiti in the mall bathroom. they immediately cleared out the
told us there was no panic. >> it was order ily. there was no one running or scared. everyone took their time. >> reporter: bomb-sniffing dogs searched the outside and inside. shoppers driving up to the mall officers. >> the policewoman told us that, you know, it could be in a certain building. >> reporter: mall employees waited outside for hours unaware building. given. no evidence of a bomb found. one mall worker had no concerns about going back to work. >> i'm not going to live in fear. >> reporter: now the mall reopened around 4:00 p.m. right now it's back to business as usual. shoppers are crowding stores once again. now, as for who wrote this bomb threat, well, that's still under investigation. in hackensack, michael george, news 4 new york. >> michael, thanks so much. now to the forecast. hopefully you spent the day outside. what a stretch of weather we are having here in mid-december. we saw record-high temperatures
erika is here with the forecast. it's been great out there, erica. >> it has been. great for the holiday shopping because no weather concerns. but look at the record-high temperatures at jfk. 64 degree. 61 was at bridgeport. and islip, the warmest temperature today, smashing the old record, the old record was only 60. today they got up to 68 degrees in long island. right now it's still 62 in central park. 57 in long branch. 51 in sussex. as we widen the view, it is still a big expansive warm air at 69 in louisville. it's 66 in nashville, even in chicago where it is still 50 degrees. so it's going to be a little bit until that cooler air arrives this evening. your planner looking good. we're going to see plenty of clouds. but we're going to keep it dry and we're going to keep it mild temperatures in the upper 50s as we head through the evening. if you're heading to the jets game tomorrow, the titans in town feeling more like tennessee than here in new jersey. 66 degrees for that kickoff temperature. i'll tell you when we actually do see some cooler temperatures
forecast. back to you. all right, erica, thank you. cardinal timothy dolan tells news 4 exclusively today he's sorry parishioners were driven to file a lawsuit against their parish priest. the accusation here that the pastor stole church money to fund elicit activities. the cardinal and search church goers spoke to nbc. >> these people are doing very, very bad things. >> reporter: this woman is mad. saint frances is her church and her priest is now at the center of a scandalous lawsuit. >> you come here on saturday afternoon for the spanish mass. nobody wants to talk about him. >> reporter: the lawsuit says he stole money from the collection plate, thousands of dollars, and used it towards a male prostitute and used it to buy a house in brit, new jersey, where he would meet with the escort. >> people don't put money, they put checks.
confirmation he's in the picture with her. if this is real, then they need to deal with it. because you're going to lose people. >> reporter: allegations the archbishop of new york is taking seriously. at a catholic charity's event, cardinal dolan said the church conducted audits, several of them. and they got help from auditors at fordham university. what did the audits find? >> sloppiness in bookkeeping but no evidence of embezzlement. >> reporter: his message to the parish is simple. >> i love them and i'm sorry they are going through this. he's as eager as anybody to see the truth come out. if the truth comes out and hurts them, well, then his priesthood is obviously over. but i'm hoping that's not the case. >> reporter: cardinal dolan says he's been working with the bronx district attorney. he says both sides have been meeting since the lawsuit was
a resolution quickly and tells us parishioners will be kept informed. reporting from the bronx, i'm ray vietta, news 4 new york. young people are taking a stand on the streets in newark against young violence. they staged a rally in support of occupy the block. the movement speaks out against violation and crime in a city they say has way too much. organizers also want to spread the word about newark's centers for hope where ou can go for cultural opportunities. >> we want peace, what do we want? >> in times square organizers of this muslim rally for peace say staying quiet is not okay anymore. acts of recent violence do not represent them. and officers found a body
around 4:00 a.m. today, they saw ramon cadee sleeping in a pickup truck in new brunswick. his bail has been set at $2 million. neighbors say a mother and her 15-year-old daughter lived in the house. police released a picture of the gun they say was used in shootings last night in brooklyn. charges are pending against the suspect shot by officers in the fort green neighborhood. two housing officers on patrol near the walt whitman houses saw the man firing this weapon. the officers opened fire hitting him in the shoulder. the suspect may have shot another man before police arrived. the shooter is in police custody recovering in a hospital. firefighters on long i land sland are working to recover this home that was vacant. the firefighters were busy in the hours before dawn. the heat was so intense the top floor of the home melted. nobody was hurt.
rescue animals up for adoption but not the kind of animals you might expect. and don't miss them out on the street, don't be fooled, though, they are not the real thing. but they are santas on a mission. and gathering to remember the chairman of the board on what would have been his 100th birthday. when a moment spontaneously turns romantic, why pause to take a pill? and why stop what you' re doing to find a bathroom? pcialis for daily use, is the only daily tablet approved to treat erectile dysfunction so you can be ready
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they are working to remove more bricks as a precaution. since monday hundreds have crashed onto 63rd street. police blocked off the area causing major headaches for business owners and drivers. roads will be closed through the rest of the weekend. some rabbits were rescued from deplorable conditions last january and are getting new homes today. we'll take you to the video. the aspca held two events, one in central park and one at union square. 48 were adopted today. the owners lined up to pay the $25 fee. last january 180 rabbits were rescued from a brooklyn home, many suffering injuries, illnesses and they received veterinarian care and they were neutered. good to see them getting homes there. the unseasonably weather there didn't stop merry makers from dressing in santa costumes
>> there it is. thousands of thirsty santas started in brooklyn and made their way to the east village. everyone is posting their best santa selfies. that looks like a lot of fun, if i was a little younger. a lot of local businesses say the santas were more naughty than nice and make a mess of the neighborhoods, but the santas we talk to disagree. >> for the most part, everybody behaves and, you know, it's just about having a good time. >> i just feel that people give it a bad wrap, but everybody is here and as long as they are orderly they shouldn't have a problem with it. >> continuing the party on your train ride home is not an option. the lirr and metro north banned alcohol on their trains this weekend. >> yeah, i have seen a lot of the santacon pics on my facebook food. coming up here on news 4 new york, for the first time ever, some of the world's leading
less than an hour ago president obama praised a historic pact to limit greenhouse gas emission. >> the targets we have set are bold and by empowering businesses, scientists, engineers, workers and the private sector, investors to work together, this agreement represents the best chance we've had to save the one planet that we've got. >> leaders of nearly 200 countries have been pounding out the details of this agreement for years.
address this controversial issue. here are reports now from paris. >> reporter: the room was silent, the deal was done, the gavel was banged and it was like a rocket had landed on the moon. >> the agreement is adopted. >> reporter: the world had come to an agreement on climate change, a 31-page pact that says three big things. number one, limits global temperature rise to 3.6 degrees fahrenheit or unless we are halfway there, that's an ambitious target. number two, $100 billion already funneling to developing nations to adapt and mitigate the best in climate change. and number three, this is a really ambitious one, net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2100. and every five years, the nations in the world have to come back to the table to ratchet up their ambition. >> on behalf of the united states, i can say categorically that while, yes, we think this is in our interest, as i think every nation here does, much more importantly, this is in the
>> reporter: but there is a catch here. this agreement, while international wall, is simultaneously voluntary. the pledges that countries have made could be ended at any time if a regime changes. but jubilation here when the deal was struck. 190 countries and delegations worked extremely hard. celebration, jubilation 25 years in the making tonight here in paris, the deal is complete. reporting for nbc news in paris. jose diaz val balart is here. >> a new poll from iowa. the polls could be shifting. we'll have details after donald trump's controversial comments about keeping muslims out of the united states. plus, hundreds of infants exposed to tuberculosis where a nurse tested positive. and we fly with authorities over the caribbean.
for drug smugglers through central and southern america. all that and more coming up on "nbc nightly news." >> i'm interested to hear about the infants there. >> more than 150 infants exposed, a lot of newborns. a lot of parents have questions. >> jose diaz-balart, thank you for joining us. now to erica, it is 62 degrees on december 12th. >> and the warmth is not going to bed until later in the workweek. we have temperatures in the 60s again tomorrow. taking a live look outside at the plaza, and it is mostly cloudy out there. and as rob said, 62 degrees. that is so far above our average high temperature. and it's not even what we reach for a high. we got to 66 today in central park. overnight tonight, we'll see areas of fog develop, the pattern, very spring-like throughout the entire tri-state. it's mostly dry on sunday. you'll see that fog early.
i will pinpoint the areas most likely to see a shower on sunday. and more record high-temperatures are likely during the day on sunday. right now it is down to 48 degrees in walpack. but that's really the exception. 57 in hopatcong and in mine hill. 52 in belvedere. 66 in farmingdale. we are getting a bit of the ocean influence there. down to 48 in monticello. that's an area likely to see fog also along the water where you are likely to see fog tonight. on storm tracker live radar, you can see there's plenty of clouds in place. a few sprinkles and showers. most of them are to the north of the immediate metro area. so the five boroughs and the counties that surround that are likely to stay dry. there's a warm front that has lifted to the north that will continue its progress northward as we head through the overnight hours and see this approaching cold front hundreds and hundreds of miles away through the plain states. on future tracker, we'll see a couple sprinkles early to start the day on sunday. most of the activity is up in the catskills and not affecting
now we head into monday. monday morning, also mostly dry, but we could see a couple sprinkles. the rain intensifies as the cold front gets closer. and we have a much better chance of seeing some showers for that evening commute on sunday. the cold front passes monday night and then we're back to dry conditions on tuesday. but that's when we'll see some cooler temperatures. 54 overnight tonight. still well above our average highs. but that's our low temperature. so our low is 54 for tonight and the average high temperature is in the mid-40s. look at these lows, down to 49 in sussex. 51 in morristown. tomorrow we'll reach a high of 64 degrees. that will tie a record high for this date here at central park. seven-day forecast, we have showers moving in on monday. with a high of 62 degrees, it looks like the rain will be light to start and then heavier later in the day. and then we'll cool down a bit on tuesday, but a high of 58 degrees. still well above average. we don't have any temperatures that are feeling december-like
this pattern is just absolutely unreal. >> it is. >> i don't know what to say. >> we are enjoying it out here. >> there are no words. >> thank you, erica. john is joining us here now, we are talking about the heisman, right? >> somebody strike a pose tonight. all eyes on college football in lower manhattan tonight. we'll preview the heisman trophy field. there's one guy that's missing, though. we'll tell you who. and there's one thing about the 5-7 giants that odell beckham jr. is pretty sick of talking about. we'll hear from him coming up next in sports here on "news 4
is not up for the vote. navy leads 21-17 right now in the fourth quarter. so as for who could win the heisman tonight, derrick henry broke herschel walker's record. he practically carried alabama to number two in the nation. how about christian mccaffrey? the sanford sophomore has more running yards than anyanyone in history. and then there's deshaun watson leading clemson with consistently brilliant numbers. it's going to be an interesting vote. in week 14 the nfl playoff picture is as clear as the east river. or the gowanus canal. we know this, the browns are out. that much we are sure of. the 7-5 jets could use losses from the steelers and chiefs this weekend. the giants need the rest of the division to lose and then need to win. they are one of three teams at the top of the division. and tightening up in the fourth
last week, and to the jets, big blue has blown five fourth-quarter leads. at this point it's north really something that odell beckham jr. wants to discuss. >> you can talk about it and talk about it. but everybody knows that you can talk about it until you are blue in the face but you have to do something about it. we have a goal. we know our situation and know what we need to do and just need to come out and do it. the jets list quarterback durrell revis probably tomorrow against tennessee. he's returning from a concussion. he still has one last hurdle to clear. he has to get the final go-ahead from one more doctor. but practiced on friday and does expect to play. and the nets are in portland trying to snap a four-game losing streak and history is not on their side. the nets have lost 13 of 16 to the blazers. and at the barclays center right now, brooklyn is up early, but lookout, deandre jordan coming through. you jump out of the gates with
reddick here lobbing it up to blake griffin. they fired off an early. the clips are up 57-44 over the nets at the half. rutgers visiting george washington. g.w. is unbeaten at home and looking like a good bet to stay that way. the scarlet knights trail this one 83-49 late in the second. probably not going to happen. uconn hosting ohio state. transferred from cornell to uconn, second bucket of the game, that's how you set the tone. miller had 11. brooklyn-native omar calhoun didn't miss from the field. 5 for 5. finished with 14 points. uconn 75-55 over ohio state. and what we told you last night, michael cuddyer is retiring. he never took a moment for granted in the majors. he labored over the decision to walk away after a 15-year career
that forced him to walk away from the mets after just one season. today gm sandy alderson said he was one of our team's true leaders in the clubhouse playing a significant role in the national league championship. he leaves an indelible impact on our organization. i feel like in sports we say he's a class act, total pro, that applies to michael cuddyer. also one of the last guys in the clubhouse talking to the members of the media. a total class act. he'll be missed. >> thank you, john.
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well, from new york to hoboken, there were parties to celebrate what would have been the 100th birthday of the late frank sinatra. >> the chairman of the board was born in hoboken with strong ties to manhattan. patsy's restaurant held a birthday party for family members and fan who is go all out. check that out, wow. the city celebrates their famous son with street signs and other memorials. sinatra was born in 1915. he died in california in 1988. i would say that's a serious fan there, right? >> great life he had. one more check of the weather. it's beautiful outside. >> yeah, it's really pleasant. now we're going to see another day with record-breaking temperatures possible. a high of 64 degrees tomorrow at central park would tie the record high. and certainly, of course, there are possible record highs throughout the area besides just central park.