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now on "today in new york," caught on camera. questions surrounding a fire at the u.s. postal service garage in chelsea that sent six postal trucks up in flames. plus, wanted for questioning. investigators searching for this man in connection with a hit-and-run crash that killed a teenager in queens. and an historic pact to battle climate change worldwide. "weekend today" in new york starts now. a good sunday morning to you. welcome to "today in new york." so thrilled you can join us. i'm pat battle. >> i'm gus rosendale.
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12 days until christmas. >> oh, we can start counting down. on the first day >> oh, i did not mean to open that pandora's box. >> yes, you did. >> erica grow in for raphael miranda. you don't sing, do you? >> i'll spare you right now. but you made me think. if this is the first day of christmas, my friend gave to me 60 degrees? still 60 degrees in central park. we didn't lose much of the heat we got during the day yesterday. we broke record highs throughout much of the tri-state. we're only down to 51 in danbury. 54 in farmingdale. long branch right now at 57 degrees. on storm tracker satellite and radar, this is a three-hour loop. you can see a couple sprinkle popping through sullivan county. not a lot of rain in our area today. right now it is 60 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. we're going to stay in the 60s all day long.
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of course, but when we're starting out this warm, we don't have far to go before we already reach a record high. the record high for this date is 64 set in central park back in the 1930s. i think we're going to get there today with that high temperature of 64 tying the record. coming up in the seven day, we'll talk about when our temperatures finally slide back down. pat and gus, back to you. >> all right, erica. thank you. we begin this morning with that fire at the u.s. postal service garage in chelsea. >> broke out last night on 11th avenue. fire department tells us six trucks there caught fire. this was the scene just before midnight. right now no word on what may have started the fires or the extent of the damage. a story we'll continue to follow today. and arson teams this morning trying to figure out what sparked a blaze in westchester county. firefighters tackled heavy claims at a recreation center in briarcliff manor. that building houses a library, pool, and a small skating rink. the flames did not spread to those areas as previously thought. firefighters had the flames out
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the building completely torched, but thankfully nobody hurt. yesterday at this time we were telling you about a woman who was accused of trying to kidnap a baby at a kohl's department store on long island. detectives say this is the woman who approached a woman changes her 1-year-old baby in the bathroom. the mother pushed her away and contacted security. the suspect last seen leaving in a black livery vehicle. if you know that woman, please give police a call. new information this morning in a hit-and-run that killed a teenager in queens. investigators say this man was spotted getting out of the passenger side vehicle in question shortly after the accident. the accident happened at northern and junction boulevards tuesday night. 17-year-old ovidio jaramillo was struck and killed as he was walking home from a funeral. and a security scare at a new jersey mall sent shoppers scrambling for safety. a security guard found a threat written in graffiti in a
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mall in hackensack. an evacuation was ordered. hundreds of people spilled out into the parking lot. >> it was orderly. there was no one running, no one scared. everybody took their time. >> the policewoman told us, don't get close to the building. in. they searched inside and outside the mall while police kept people away. the all clear given about three hours later. in russia, investigators are poring over what's left of a psychiatric hospital gutted by a deadly fire. 21 patients were killed, 23 others rescued from that facility located about 350 miles south of moscow. right now it is not clear what started the fire. and out in california, federal investigators still looking for clues in the san bernardino terror attacks. divers with the fbi scouring still this local lake this weekend, but they won't reveal what, if anything, they found there. they're looking for a computer hard drive and any other
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the massacre of 14 people at a holiday party there. authorities believe that the shooters, syed farook and tashfeen malik, may have been in the area on the day of that attack. this morning also in california, an arson suspect is in custody in the southern part of that state. he's accused of setting a fire at a mosque. police are calling it a hate attack. riverside county police say 23-year-old carl james dial jr. faces charges of arson, hate crime, and burglary. the attack took place friday afternoon. no one was injured. well, a new group of syrian refugees are waking up in canada this morning. the new canadians arrived in montreal on a government plane yesterday. they got some warm applause, some warm handshakes, and winter clothing. this is the second group of refugees that have been flown in on a government plane. more than 400 have arrived by commercial flights. the canadian government plans to bring 25,000 syrians to canada
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in decision 2016, a new presidential gop candidate is surging in the polls today. in "the des moines register" caucus poll, ted cruz is on top. trump's drop comes after his controversial call to ban muslims from entering the u.s. today, he's defending his plan. >> we don't want people knocking down the world trade center and having what happened last week in california. >> the texas senator is continuing his support for the businessman tweeting, the establishment's only hope, trump and me in a cage match. sorry to disappoint, trump is #dealwithit. marco rubio has some opinions on trump's stance on muslims. chuck todd talked to rune yoe ed to ed to rubio on the campaign trail. we'll see that later on "meet
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well, this is an historic climate pact that spans the globe. yesterday, more than 190 nations reached consensus on the first ever global pact to reduce and then eliminate greenhouse gas pollution. in the voluntary agreement, $100 billion will go to developing nations to help them deal with climate change. the goal is for there to be zero greenhouse emissions by the end of the year of 2100. >> the people of nearly 200 nations, large and small, developed and developing, for working together to confront a threat to the people of all nations. together we've shown what's possible when the world stands as one. >> and new york governor andrew cuomo says that by the year 2030, new york state will get half of its power from renewable sources. extreme weather to tell you about here. a tornado took people in east texas by surprise. homes were destroyed in minutes, all without warning from the national weather service.
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while many people were out running weekend errands. one woman was surprised to see the tornado and captured it on her cell phone. >> it was scary because, you know, what if we had been there and we would have been in the storm? >> about 50 homes were damaged in the community of lindale. there the mayor has declared a disaster declaration for that city. still to come on "today in new york," gift cards are going to be a staple for a lot of people this year. but how can you save money when you're shopping for them? better get baquero. plus, not quite winter wonderland this weekend. how tourists and locals alike are reacting to this warm weather, erica. >> well, it's not only been warm, but also dry. the drought continues. we have a chance for rain coming up in our storm team 4 seven-day forecast. i'll tell you exactly when to
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welcome, you were cruising across that not too long ago. 60 degrees. did you have the windows down? >> i was about to say to you, honest to goodness, i had my windows down. so did a lot of other people. a lot of people staggering -- i mean, walking the streets with short sleeves on. >> i was hailing a cab this morning thinking, this will feel very different in a few weeks. not even wearing a jacket. hopefully you're spending time outside this weekend with record-warm temperatures. >> yes, indeed. look at this. the average high for saturday, december 12th, over the last 30 years, has been 44 degrees. yesterday, the high in parts of our area, 66. that is obviously, do the math, 22 degrees above average. >> "today in new york's" michael george has reaction to the unseasonably warm temperatures.
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guessed it's shorts weather in the middle of december? >> it's hard to get into the christmas spirit when it's this warm out, but not going to complain about it. >> reporter: from hoboken to long island city, people stepped out to enjoy the warm weather. we saw some unusual sights for the middle of winter. a store selling sweaters and scarves didn't have a single customer. meanwhile, kids lined up to buy ice cream. >> can you believe that you're buying ice cream in the middle of december? >> it's incredible. >> reporter: at starbucks, hot chocolate and coffee were no longer the big sellers. and while most enjoyed the bizarre december heat wave, some are hoping christmas starts looking a little bit more like christmas. >> i like the fact that winter is being pushed off, but it's also too warm for christmas. >> reporter: michael george, "today in new york." >> but isn't it always ice cream weather, when you really think about it? >> yes, i agree. but it's definitely going to feel like ice cream weather again today. temperatures very similar to what we had yesterday.
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it looks like we're going to do that feat again today. and temperatures don't cool down until we get farther into the workweek. right now taking a live look outside. that beautiful view. it is mostly cloudy right now. we have a temperature of 60 degrees outside. a few areas of reduced visibility, but no heavy fog as you're stepping out the door this morning. that's the good news. in our weather headlines, we're going to see more records fall as we head into the day today. mostly cloudy today but dry. i showed you a couple sprinkles on the radar at the beginning of the show. that's all we're going to get today. right now it's 49 degrees in stratford. nice comfortable temperatures to start the day. as i mentioned before, without the fog, it's pretty decent to get outdoors. 60 degrees right now in central park. 46 in morristown. that's one of the cooler spots on the map. practically nothing going on, on storm tracker. just a few light sprinkles and showers. as we widen the view, we can see
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still hundreds and hundreds of miles away. it's going to take a while to get here. as a matter of fact, our model data is starting to depict this front moving through later than originally expected. so we'll see that here on future tracker. a few peeks of sunshine later on in the day, especially in the jersey shore area where temperatures could get close to 70 degrees this afternoon. heading into monday, more clouds. we will see those clouds on the increase as we head through the day on monday. so don't expect a lot of sunshine there, but we should stay dry until we get toward the evening commute. our next line of showers arriving by dinner time on monday. 7:00 they're starting to push into northern new jersey. most of the heavier rain waits until the overnight hours. here we are at midnight looking at that front starting to move through. the front does not move through today. 64 degrees, partly cloudy, more record high temperatures. 64, by the way, ties our record high for this date in central park. overnight tonight, we'll dip down to 53 degrees, some areas
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winds are going to be light and of course temperatures dipping close to that dew point. boy, isn't that a rarity to have dew points that are closer to our average high temperature for this time of year. here's a look at the seven-day forecast. the rain and showers arriving later in the day on monday. so most of the daylight hours are going to be dry on monday. tuesday it'll be cooler but still well above average with a high of 60. the 50s don't return until wednesday. the 40s finally return on friday with another frontal passage late on thursday. now, you can stay up to date with us using the news 4 new york app. tap the news 4 logo in the corner, select the weather tab. you can see the latest forecasts, interactive radar, and how to submit your own weather video. the news 4 new york app for iphone is available in the app store right now. pat and gus, over to you. >> thanks, erica. we were talking about today is december 12th, 12 days of christmas, the countdown. if you're shopping, you're
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>> if you're looking for a way to save money on gift cards, well, you better get baquero. here's lynda. >> reporter: gift cards are convenient and easy way to allow those on your holiday lift to allow people to get what they want. but watch out. >> in several instances, the ftc has filed actions against retailers. >> reporter: william efron is regional director for the federal trade commission, which several years ago ordered k-mart and the olive garden and red lobster restaurant chains to disclose fees on their gift cards and reimburse some customers. now it's federal law that those fees and terms be easily seen. >> any expiration date on the card must be clearly disclosed on the card itself, and any fees, such as inactivity fees, must be clearly disclosed either on the card or on its packaging. >> reporter: and those inactivity fees can only be
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of time. >> inactivity fees can only be charged after one year of no use. >> reporter: those same federal rules mandate gift cards be valid for at least five years and be careful about buying cards online. >> know and trust your source. avoid online auction sites. the cards could be fake or obtained fraudulently. >> reporter: and if you receive a gift card this holiday, the ftc has this advice. >> it's a good idea to use it right away. people also misplace the cards. it's not unusual for it to be lost. we really recommend that you use it as soon as possible. >> reporter: lynda baquero, "weekend today in new york." >> as always, if you're having a problem with a product or service, have questions, e-mail bettergetbaquero@nbcnewyork.com. you can also give a call to our consumer investigative unit. well, everybody, of course, buzzing about the new "star wars" movie, includesing the cast of "saturday night live." >> last night the cast did a
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the movie. take a look. >> the force is with us. >> and us. >> yeah, us too. >> does your wife like toys too? >> the commercial shows the difference between kids playing with toys and adults, who would rather keep them in the boxes. there's a little bit of truth behind that skit. we all know someone a little like that. actor chris hemsworth hosted ed ed "snl" this week. it's the second time he's hosted this year. and "saturday night live" alum will farrell made a cameo, re reprise ing his george w. bush role. next week tina fey and amy poehler host. well, he's the voice of a
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the best is yet to come babe won't that be fun >> close your eyes for just a moment. you'd think it was at least an album. it's not the real guy. we know frank sinatra has been gone for a while, but last night friends of frank's gathered to celebrate that golden voice on what would have been his 100th birthday. he was remembered during a concert in hoboken, where he was born. seriously, in 1915 that is what you would call a sinatra fan. the chairman of the board also celebrated at patsy's here in manhattan. sinatra died in california where he had moved later in life. he died in 1998. really? >> yes, i do. and it was massive. >> that's a groovy lady. >> sinatra from birth to grave. till still to come on this sunday morning -- >> reporter: i'm melissa rousseau on top of city hall.
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cooling towers. we found thousands of cleaner towers but also a good bit of confusion.
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well, last summer's legionnaires outbreak killed 16 people here.
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determined to be the source of that deadly bacteria. >> city officials vowed to have them all cleaned and registered without even knowing how many existed. so how did they do it? the i-team followed the paper trail and the case of contaminated cooling towers. >> we're going to have every cooling tower in new york city cleaned through this process. >> reporter: high above the city, it's hard to miss, the mist rising from big silver contraptions on rooftops. and where there's steam, there's usually a cooling tower. >> you can see the fog when you look out on the skyline of the city. it's that mist that carries over the bacteria and that's the danger of the cooling towers. >> reporter: while the average person may not be able to tell the difference between a water tower and a cooling tower, experts say it shouldn't be that difficult to tell if one of these is on a particular rooftop. >> someone who knows, it's very easy. >> reporter: william spitz, whose business maintains cooling
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city waresorted to some unusual measures. >> for one thing, they sent out a subpoena to all the water treatment companies requiring us to give all of our clients and the location of towers. >> in this case, we leaned to being overaggressive. people got sick, people died. >> reporter: city officials do not deny their efforts to enforce the new rules were dogged. >> we went after every building we could think of that might have a cooling tower. >> reporter: using police helicopters in the air, firefighters on foot, inspectors at the door, even the mayor threatening -- >> very stringent penalties. >> reporter: so persistent was the threat of penalties, the city admits some barraged building owners registered cooling towers they didn't even have, resulting in fines for failing to disinfect cooling towers they didn't even have. that's just one of several wacky scenarios now facing building owners, uncovered when the i-team reviewed scores of
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city officials tell the i-team, 3600 building owners with cooling towers, more than 90%, complied with the new health rules, making for safer steam city wide. but the city also issued more than 1200 violations for failing to register, disinfect, or file proper paperwork for cooling towers. leaving some steaming property owners, many who have been able to prove they have no cooling towers on their building, or no building on which to place a cooling tower, like at this construction site. among the high-profile properties who successfully disputed their tickets, the health and hospitals corporation, at the forefront of the cooling tower crusade, lincoln center, the riverside church, which has just one cooling tower but got four tickets, one for each entrance. and the roosevelt house on the upper east side. >> we don't have a cooling tower, and as roosevelt also said, we have freedom from fear.
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one reason, the city used google maps to try to figure out who owned which towers. samuel pack says he filed his paperwork on time, but the city lost it. >> they got on my case about it. i had to deal with it. just a pain. >> reporter: so far, more than 260 violations have been dismissed. fines for public properties have been written off, whether or not they followed the rules. >> if i have to make a trade-off between some amount of hassle associated with it and dramatically reducing the risk of the disease, i'll take that bet any time. >> reporter: a hassle for a relative few so the rest of the city can breathe easier. melissa russo for "today in new york." coming up next at 6:30 on "today in new york," a news 4 exclusive. cardinal timothy doe lane apologizes to parishioners who are suing a priest. they claim he took money from the collection plate to pay for a male escort. and were they naughty or nice?
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year's santa con bar crawl. i'm storm team 4 meteorologist erica grow tracking another day with high temperatures in the 60s. that means we could break some record highs again today. i'll tell you when this warm weather finally coming to an end
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what a beautiful, beautiful tree. the zamboni is out early. people have been on the ice. they've been getting down there first thing in the morning. they're staying until way late at night. it's been so beautiful. people skating in their short sleeves yesterday. i actually saw santa on the ice yesterday. i'm going to try to get that picture on instagram in a little bit. it was really cute. santa had some moves. full santa suit out there in the
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>> he's up in the north pole all the time. he's got ice year round. not the situation around here. >> our ice is melted. >> erica grow is in the storm team 4 weather center with these warm temperatures continuing today. >> yeah, it's a little bit of a shock to the system. temperatures in the 60s here in the middle of december. overnight, it didn't really cool down at all. we're still sitting at 61 degrees in chelsea. city island, 57. 56 right now in jackson heights. we widen the picture, you can see pretty much everyone is in the 50s. we have some 40s in central new jersey. some partial clearing in these areas. lots of clouds still lingering to the north and to the northwest of the city. you can see here on storm tracker, just a couple light sprinkles entering the lower hudson valley. we're going to keep it dry for the most part today. lots of clouds in place. those clouds aren't going to bring us any rain. partly cloudy and 62 degrees by noon. 6:00, it'll be 58 degrees.
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that will tie the record that is atpcentral park, and it has been standing for about 80 years. looks like we have more 60s in the forecast too. i'll tell you about that coming up in the full seven-day forecast. >> okay, erica. thank you very much. well, cardinal timothy dolan is telling news 4 exclusively that he's sorry parishioners were driven to file a lawsuit against their parishioner priest. >> the accusation that the priest stole church money to fund illicit activities. >> these people, they're doing very bad damage to this pastor. >> reporter: she is mad. this is her church, and father peter her priest. he's now at the center of a scandalous lawsuit. >> you can come here on a sunday afternoon to the spanish mass. nobody going to talk about him. >> reporter: the lawsuit alleges he stole money from the collection plate, thousands of dollars, and used it towards a male prostitute. it claims he also used money to
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he would meet with the escort. >> i am a trustee. i know how the envelopes go. people don't put money. they put checks. >> my granddaughter just made confirmation. he's in the picture with her. this is real. they need to deal with it. you're going to lose people. >> reporter: allegations the archbishop of new york is taking seriously. at a catholic charities event, cardinal dolan said the church conducted audits, several of them. the archbishop said they even got help from auditors at fordham university. >> what did those audits found? >> they found some sloppiness in bookkeeping, but found no evidence at all of embezzlement. >> reporter: his message to the parish is simple. >> i love them. i'm sorry you're going through this. >> reporter: the outcome of the investigation will be important to the church, its parishioners, and the future of the father. >> he's as eager as anybody to see the truth come out. if the truth comes out and hurts him, well, then his priesthood is obviously over.
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>> reporter: cardinal dolan says he's been working with the bronx district attorney. he says both sides have been meeting since this lawsuit was filed. he hopes to come up with a resolution quickly and tells us parishioners here will be kept informed. reporting from the throgs neck section of the bronx, rey villeda, news 4 new york. police have made an arrest in a double murder in new jersey. officers found two bodies inside a home in rariton. friday, police arrested 51-year-old ramon cadiz. they found him sleeping in a truck outside an apartment complex in north brunswick. police are releasing very few details, but neighbors tell us the victims were a mother and her teenage daughter. there is a new push this morning to end gun violence in newark. >> we are newark! >> who are we? >> we are newark! >> members of newark's youth ambassadors staged a rally in support of occupy the block. the movement speaks out against violence and crime in the city.
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the word art newark's centers of hope. this morning we're getting a look at a gun used by a gunman in brooklyn. police say this was the gun used in a shooting in ft. green yesterday. officers say they were responding to the shooting when they saw a man running with that gun. an officer shot the suspect in the shoulder. he was taken to the hospital. charges are pending. the local muslim community gathered in times square to speak out against terrorism. organizers of this peace rally say staying quiet is not an option anymore. they say to fight fear and hatred, they're promoting peace and understanding of their religion. participants say recent acts of terrorism do not define muslims. taxpayers in new jersey now on the hook for $8 million over the george washington bridge scandal. that is the latest toll that the state's been billed by a law firm. christie hasn't been charged in
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but his former deputy chief of staff and a top port authority appointee are facing criminal charges. chances are, they're not watching us, but thousands of santa ares laying in bed sobering up. the nypd enforced a strict no-tolerance policy during yesterday's holiday pub crawl. organizers released their route to police in advance, and apparently it worked. organizers say there were no arrests this year. well, dozens of rescued rabbits have hopped to new homes. the aspca held two events. nearly 180 rabbits were rescued from a brooklyn home last january. there are still some available. if you want to find out how to adopt one, just go to our website at nbcnewyork.com. remember, if you don't get one quick, they're going to multiply. >> well, there is some tradition to that, isn't there? >> coming up, we'll introduce
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plus, did the knicks finally break their losing streak? highlights and more coming up next in your sunday sports. and erica grow returns with a check of the forecast.
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welcome back on a sunday morning. a warm sunday morning. already 60 degrees. get moving today. it's going to be a fantastic day ahead. extremely warm. >> yeah, no jackets required. >> let's turn to sports. the knicks snapping a four-game losing streak with a close one in portland. >> here's how it all went down. the team rallied from a ten-point deficit. the in the time seconds, the blazers miss the free throw on purpose, retrieves a rebound, but he cannot get the desperation shot to go down. doesn't happen, so the knicks come away with the two-point victory. 112-110.
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portland since march of 2012. and for more of this weekend's scores, we go to john chandler. >> good sunday morning, everybody. the clippers had not beaten the nets on the road since 2007. they came to brooklyn on saturday with a mission. they gave the clippers all they could handle at barclays center. trailed by 18 did brooklyn in the fourth quarter, but they cut the lead to two here on a tough look from joe johnson. gets it around the rim and in. he had 15. all five nets starters in double figures. in the final 90 seconds, chris paul hitting the floater. that pushes the lead back to four for the clips. paul had 15 points. one of his 14 assists here, finding blake griffin. that jumper ends it. clippers up six. they drop the nets 105-100. week 14 in the nfl. the playoff picture is a mess. the 7-5 jets host the titans this afternoon. the giants are one of three 5-7
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they visit the dolphins in miami monday night. the heisman trophy had three deserving candidates, though neighbor a fourth should have been there. it's hard to argue with the final vote. alabama's derrick henry the heisman trophy winner. the running back accounted for 42% of bama's touchdowns this season. he carried the tide to number two in the country. he edged stanford's also deserving chris man mccaffery. meanwhile, keenan reynolds led navy against army. he passed the all-time division itouchdown leader with 85. scored twice on the ground and once in the air. diving for the pylon and the touchdown. nigh just over two minutes to play, and army getting fancy. wide receiver deandre bell with one over the middle. it's interceptioned by thomas. four seconds left, last gasp for army. calvin white spins free, lets it fly.
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prayer falling to the turf incomplete. navy wins its 14th straight over army. college hoops, rutgers blown out by george washington. today at noon, st. john's and syracuse. uconn hosting ohio state. sean miller grew up outside of cleveland, ohio. he travel nsferred from cornell. second bucket of the game, setting the tone for it the huskies. brooklyn native omar calhoun wasn't messing around. four threes, including that one. he finished with 14 in a uconn win. and finally, let's talk some golf. here's a look at your leaderboard heading into today's final round of the pnc father/son challenge. as we look at that leader board at the top, team singh with the lead at 13 under. that's two ahead of steve and
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final round coverage beginning at 2:00 this afternoon here on nbc. have a great rest of your sunday, everyone. for "today in new york," i'm john chandler. >> and how could you not enjoy this sunday with the weather forecast? >> erica is in for raphael. we're looking for more records to fall today. >> absolutely. more temperatures in the 60s. the record high for this date in central park is 64 degrees. it's a little bit more attainable. yesterday's record was 68. so that one was out of reach. today i think we will reach that record high at central park. here's a look outside. it is looking lovely. that's the brooklyn bridge, right? >> yes. >> it looks spectacular. a little hard to see with the fuzz there on the screen. we have some reduced visibility, but it is still not foggy out there. it's cloudy and 60 degrees. we are going to see more records falling as we head through the day today. temperatures are going to be in the 60s throughout the entire tri-state. mostly cloudy but dry today. those peeks of sunshine we get,
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some temperatures into the upper 60s. right now most of us are in the 50s. 48 in bridgewater. 55 in long branch. 54 in islip. on storm tracker satellite and radar, this is a three-hour loop. you can see a couple very light sprinkles now entering duchess county. a few more in the poconos that are going to make their way toward us. but i think all that activity is going to kind of fizzle out. it's very light to begin with. our more widespread rain arrives on monday. it's still hundreds of miles away. now pushing into places like chicago chicago. we're going to see this pattern change. the warm and mostly dry weather we've had for the past several days is going to go by the wayside. a very light east wind kind of locking in some of that cloud cover. also preventing temperatures from getting too warm. as we look into monday and tuesday, that's when the cold
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looks like the front will hold off until monday evening for the most part. it will be breezy. this front is going to drop temperatures from the 60s down to the 50s. but that's still above our average high, which is in the 40s this time of year. for today, a high of 64 degrees. another warm day with clouds and some peeks of sun. tonight, dropping down to 53 degrees. we will see some areas of fog with the wind nice and light. just a really high dew point. we have a lot of moisture in the atmosphere. spring-like feel for this time of year. 66 degrees for the kickoff temperature as the titans are taking on the jets at metlife stadium. seven-day forecast, we've got 60s continuing on monday. a high of 62 degrees with rain and showers arriving late in the day. it'll be breezy and cooler on tuesday, but only dropping to 60 at that point. we'll be in the 50s on wednesday and thursday. thursday, more rain arrives. behind that system, we'll
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little closer to where they should be this time of year. you can stay up to date with us using the news 4 new york app. select the weather tab and you can see the latest forecast, interactive radar, and how to submit your own weather video. the news 4 new york app for iphone is available in the app store right now. pat, back to you. >> thank you so much. well, the children at west mere elementary school got together to celebrate this warm weather. take a look at the pictures. they tossed their coats into the air and got down to their t-shirts. this was on thursday. tracy martone's first grade class did the toss. nice not to wear those coats during recess when you're playing kick ball and stuff. >> special up by albany where it's usually a lot colder this time of year. my mom is a teacher. i can tell you they're very happy recess is still outside this time of year. well, it's time for janice huff to introduce us to this week's wednesday's child. >> this week we want you to meet a brother and sister who are
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where they can grow up together. >> terrell and michelle are siblings looking for a forever family. we spent time with them at build-a-bear, where they created some furry friends. >> give us some high fives. all right. yeah, michelle. come on, guys. >> they picked out that special bear, went through the process of making it themselves, put a heart inside with a special wish so they can find their forever home to take their bears to. >> terrell wants to be a baseball player when he grows up. naturally, he picked out a yankee bear. >> you're a big yankee fan? >> yes. >> oh, okay. who's your favorite player? >> derek jeter. >> michelle loves the disney movie "frozen" and chose to create an elsa bear. she also loves to sing. let it go let it go >> the brother and sister are doing well in school. >> are you excited to dress it? >> yeah. >> terrell loves math and physical education, while michelle likes technology.
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other dearly. it's important that they stay together. >> that's a friendly brother/sister tap, i guess. she likes you as a brother? >> yes. >> it's also important they remain in contact with their biological family. >> because they have great families, it's just that they're not able to care for them, but they want to be a part of their life. >> why do you feel good about having each other for a brother and sister? >> because we like each other. >> yeah, because you like each other. >> janice huff for "weekend today in new york." >> if you're interested in adopting any of our wednesday's children, please contact the nyc children's services parent recruitment hot line at 212-676-wish. and coming up after the break, a harlem-based holiday musical in this week's positively black.
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well, the excitement is building as we get closer and closer to christmas, but when it comes to family, it could be a time that opens up several different emotions. >> and it's a subject that's handled, believe it or not, in a new musical in harlem. our tracie strahan has more in this morning's positively black. >> news 4 new york presents positively black. >> that is the powerful ballad "life happens" from the musical "the first noel" playing at the world famous apollo theater. tina is part of this season's cast. she joins us this morning along with lelan thompson, one of the writers of the musical, ty jones, the producing artistic director of the classical here that for of harlem. no stranger to our spot.
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you're part of the cast. and this is not a traditional holiday thing. this is something that a lot of us deal with during the holidays. tell us a little about the show. >> yeah, i think family is so important, and so many times people find themselves not with family. there's a feeling sometimes of sadness in big cities when family isn't there to support them. i think this show talks about a family really healing after tragedy. >> and this is three generations. >> yes. >> as the writer, leland, how did this come to be, and why is the apollo theater the best setting for something like this? >> well, it came to be because of ty jones. >> of course. >> commissioned myself along with jason michael webb to create the 21st century dickens. we set out to create a story that was the black nativity combined with christmas carol.
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apollo because it's legendary. what we set out to do is create something that's legendary. >> and ty, you tackle a lot of things with classical theater. this one, for black audiences, for everyone? what does the cast bring to this? what are people going to walk away with? >> i think we're here to move people in profound ways and meaningful ways and pleasurable ways. being able to have a show that will be an evergreen show, a holiday harlem classic is something that not only we're proud of but we hope the apollo will be proud of, the folks of harlem. we're going for it. when he said the 21st century dickens, we mean it. we think we can pull it off. >> who are some of the characters we meet along the way? what role do you play in this, tina? >> i play ethel. i'm kind of a parent that comes back after many years of being on tour and bring the family together.
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playing through the end of the year. >> our first show is december 11th. we run through the 31st at the apollo sound stage. >> do you sit like a proud papa watching all this happen? >> i'm a proud papa. >> thank you all for being here, but you got to sing for your supper a little bit. what are we going to hear? >> we're going to talk about new york city. >> amen. >> it's from "the first noel." take it away, my dear. >> thank you. >> taxi! good morning, new york city i know it's been a while but that doesn't change how i feel about you new york city you're still beautiful and i don't know how i got by without you i've been everywhere from paris to st. peter's square but when i breathe your air
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suddenly i feel alive good morning new york, new york, new york yeah, new york i just want the most wonderful holiday ever. you should get holiday scratch-offs from the new york lottery. you can talk? come on, brian. there's more chances to win than ever. with a sweepstakes to win $500 a week for life. (wife) who are you talking to? nobody!
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the captain of the "uss uss enterprise takes us to the stoop. >> she's a star. you can tell. >> sheets a 's a star. >> she's a diva. >> totally into herself. >> your dog is a star. >> it's based on beauty and ability. >> what are you trying to say? >> your dog is ugly. we picked out two dobermans. we stupidly made them both female. >> why? >> i have found girl dogs do not like each other. but my girlfriends are so freaking cool. >> no, you're under the illusion they are cool and nice. behind your back, they want you
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>> they love your husband. >> they do. >> they love your house. they love your dog. they love your stoop. >> all my girlfriends are out to get me? >> all of them. >> i have no friends left. >> the only friend you have is me. >> after all the years of "star trek," after all the year of "boston legal" or the priceline stuff or the albums you put out. >> t.j. hooker. >> what do you think you're best at in your life? what are you, william shatner, the very best at? >> the gift of gab. [ honking ] >> that's my talent as well. i did that. >> that was an internal beep? >> yes. >> do it again. [ cricket noise ] ]. >> i feel most people don't listen. >> it's part of conversation.
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>> what? >> touche. and you can see a full half hour of "talk stoop" with cat greenleaf every sunday at 9:00 p.m. on our cable station cozi-tv. host to a whole lot of terrific programming. we have the rockefeller tree. brazil has the world's largest floating christmas tree. fireworks filled the sky as the lights were turned on last night. the tree is a massive metal structure. it stands 174 feet tall, weighs 386 ton, and uses 2.5 million microlightbulbs. >> pretty. >> it's tall. coming up next at 7:00, we're going to have a check of the forecast. and of course our top stories.
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now on "today in new york," six trucks parked at a u.s. postal service garage go up in flames. what we know about that fire. plus, a surveillance photo of a woman police believe tried to kidnap a child on long island. and a new poll shows a new leader in the republican race for president. good morning. welcome to "today in new york" on this sunday morning. a warm sunday morning. i'm gus rosendale. >> and i'm pat battle. more like christmas in july. well, maybe june. >> yeah, early june. at 59 degrees, we saw 60
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staring down records as well. >> that's right. we're going to rebound to record-high temperatures throughout the tri-state once again. that'll be the third day in a row that some of us at least are hitting record high temperatures. right now jfk is 55. we very easily could have another record high. 59 in central park. 57 in mill basin. looking at 40s as you head to the west. most of us are still in the 50s. 48 in monticello and in sussex. those temperatures getting into the 60s primarily because of this warm front you see here on storm tracker. you see a couple sprinkles. it's going to lift to the north. we're going to enter the warm sector of this system. a few peeks of sunshine will start to push in as we head later on into the day. right now, we still have a few clouds in place. those clouds will start to break for some sunshine as we head later on into the morning. 61 degrees already by noon. 63 at 3:00. our high temperature today, 64 degrees. we'll tie the record at central park.
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two stages coming up in that seven day. back to you. >> thank you so much, erica. and new this morning, one man is in critical condition after an suv hit a scooter on the upper east side. >> police say the man drove his scooter through a red light on 5th avenue and east 85th street. the suv hit that scooter, and the impact threw the man into a tree. the suv driver was not hurt. and there are questions this hour about a fire involving u.s. postal trucks in chelsea. >> broke out late last night in the garage of a postal center on 11th avenue. the fire department tells us six trucks caught fire inside that garage. this is the scene when our cameras got there just before midnight. right now, no word on what may have started the fires. investigators this morning also trying to determine the cause of a fire in westchester county. fire crews tackle heavy flames at a recreation center in briarcliff manor. that building houses a pool, library, tennis courts, also a small skating rink. flames did not spread to those areas as previously thought.
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about 45 minutes later. the building is completely torched, and no one was hurt in this case. we now have a photograph of the woman who is accused of trying to kidnap a baby at a kohl's department store on long island. take a look. detectives say this is the woman who approached a mother who was changing her 1-year-old in the bathroom. police say she grabbed the child's arm and demanded that the mother give her the baby. the mother pushed her away, contacted security. the suspect took off in a black livery vehicle. police this morning have released a photo of a possible witness to a deadly hit-and-run in queens. detectives want to talk to this man. investigators say he was spotted getting out of the passenger side of the vehicle involved in that accident in jackson heights. 17-year-old ovidio jaramillo was walking home from a funeral when she was truck and killed by a car that never stopped. the accident happened at northern and junction boulevards tuesday night. well, a new jersey mall will reopen monday after a security scare sent shoppers scrambling
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a security guard found that threat written in graffiti in the bathroom. there was an evacuation. hundreds of people spilled out into the parking lot. >> the policewoman told us don't get close to the building. >> bomb-sniffing dogs searched inside and outside that mall while police guarded the entrances. the all clear was given about three hours later. the mall is closed today as they all are in bergen county. federal investigators looking for clues in the san bernardino attack scoured a southern california lake. they're looking for a computer hard drive and any other evidence linked to the massacre. several items were retrieved, but the fbi is not commenting on what was found. authorities believe the shooters may have been in the area the day of the attack. and a california man is facing hate crime charges for a fire at a southern california mosque. riverside county police say 23-year-old carl james dial jr. faces charges of arson, hate crime, and burglary and is due in court on wednesday.
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coachella valley took place friday afternoon. flames were contained to the building's lobby. nobody was injured. a new group of syrian refugees are waking up in canada this morning. they arrived in montreal on a government plane yesterday, received applause, warm hand shakes, and some much-needed winter clothing. this is the second group of refugees who have been flown to canada on a government plane. more than 400 arrived by commercial flights. in decision 2016, a new gop presidential candidate is on top in a very important poll. in "the des moines register" caucus poll, senator ted cruz is at the top with 31% in iowa. donald trump is 21%. trump drop comes after his controversial call to ban all muslims from entering the u.s. yesterday he defended his comments in south carolina. >> we don't want people coming in and walking down world trade centers and having what happened last week in california with
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>> despite trump hurling insults atne cruz, the texas senator is continuing his support for the businessman, tweeting, the establishment's only hope, trump and me in a cage match. sorry to disappoint, trump is terrific. #dealwithit. well, marco rubio has some opinions on trump's stance on muslims. nbc's chuck todd talked to rubio on the campaign trail. we'll see that interview later this morning on "meet the press." and this morning, the world is in agreement on a global climate pact. it is making history. >> translator: the paris agreement is adopted. >> yesterday, more than 190 nations reached consensus on the first ever global pact to reduce and then to eliminate greenhouse gas pollutions. in a voluntary agreement, $100 billion will go to developing nations to help them deal with climate change. the goal, zero greenhouse emissions by the year 2100.
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the biggest job creators in the world. this is going to create jobs. the building of the infrastructure, the deployment of it, the research, the servicing of solar field, wind power. you run the list. >> and new york governor andrew cuomo says by the year 2030, new york state will have half its power coming from renewable sources. a tornado took some people in east texas by surprise. homes were destroyed in minutes, all without warning from the national weather service. that twister struck yesterday while many people were out running weekend errands. one woman was surprised to see the tornado come at her, and she captured it on her cell phone. >> it was scary because, you know, what if we had been there and we would have been in the plan of the storm? >> about 50 homes were damaged in the community of lynndale. the mayor declared a disaster declaration for that stip city. still to come on "today in new york" -- >> gas prices are low in new
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by christmas? >> eywow, that's great. special during christmas. >> why experts say drivers could get a present at the pump. plus, will this warm weather keep people from getting into the christmas spirit? we check on tree sales this season. >> heck no. you still need the tree, right? i'm storm team 4 meteorologist erica grow. it is definitely feeling more like may out there than december. take a look at our foggy sky right now. that fog is going to break for sunshine, and that sunshine is going to warm temperatures into the 60s again today.
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a view from above of our christmas tree in the backyard here at rockefeller center. absolutely beautiful. 59 degrees. people ice skating when we came in this morning. speaking of things that are lit, a couple santa con stragglers taking some photos. and they weren't too heavily layered up. >> they don't need to be. no long johns for santa. with this beautiful weather, it's hard to believe christmas is less than two weeks away. >> so are these warm temperatures getting people in the mood to rock around the christmas tree or not? we sent storm team 4's dave price out to see how the weather is impacting holiday business. >> reporter: it's not exactly christmas weather. just as frank. >> the warmest year ever. >> reporter: he should know. he's been selling trees here for 31 years.
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we have coveralls on, trying to sell trees in the snow, in the sleet. >> reporter: while the cues from mother nature might not be cooperating, frank says it hasn't hurt business. now, it may be warm, but is it affecting sales? >> no, not at all. people have to get their christmas trees. >> reporter: and according to the christmas tree farmer's association of new york, he's right. farmers in new york city recorded a huge increase in sales from thanksgiving weekend to the first weekend following. and while frank agrees that as a businessman it's all good -- >> people want their christmas trees, no matter what temperature. >> some things never change. >> some things never change. >> reporter: tree vendor aaron kerrs is kerr is also adjusting. >> ho are you dealing with the brutal conditions? >> it's really rough for us. >> reporter: and anthony shares aaron's glee. >> i want it to be 68 degrees up until december 24th. then i want it to snow like a foot.
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the forecast is, no one seems concerned about getting into the spirit of the season. >> we are so in the holiday spirit. nothing could take our spirit away. we love it. it's a great tree actually. >> reporter: they sell 275,000 christmas trees last year in new york state. the weather wasn't nearly this nice. this year they expect to sell the same, if not more. rest assured, business is just fine right along 1st avenue. dave price, news 4 new york. >> you know people are still going to go out. but it doesn't feel the same, i have to say. >> it doesn't. >> which i think i have to do later today. i've been putting it off. >> really? >> now it's kind of do or die time. i'll do it. >> there is one thing where this weather could help your tree last a little longer. you're not pumping the heat, you're not drying out the tree. >> good point. >> but you still need to water the tree regardless. >> absolutely.
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continue to feel more like april or may than december as we head through today, even tomorrow. we're taking a live look right now heading toward the gw bridge. it's a little bit, kind of like almost misty. we have some low clouds hanging around. it's partly cloudy officially right now at central park with a temperature of 59 degrees. more records are going to fall today. in fact, all over local climate observing stations should reach or surpass the record high for this date. mostly cloudy but dry today. on monday, it's still going to be mild, but that's the day where we look for our first in what is a two-stage cooldown in the seven-day forecast. right now in kingston, 49 degrees. it's 59 in cornwall. same temperature in central park. to the west, we had more breaks in the cloud cover. that's where the temperatures fell a little bit more. storm tracker showing just a couple light sprinkles popping through the poconos, heading toward the catskills.
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full day, even day and a half away from our next rainfall arrival. the cold front with that storm system is still hundreds of miles away. it's further west of the ohio river valley, actually, so it needs to continue to march to the east to make its way toward us before we see any rain. so future tracker is going to pinpoint for us exactly when we can see that rainfall. just a few peeks of sunshine during the day today. that'll help to get the temperatures warmer. then monday morning, we could we could see a quick sprinkle pop through. 1:00, maybe a shower or sprinkle on long island or in the immediate metro area. the bulk of the rain holds off until we get into the dinner hour. looks like we're going to see rain holding off until around sunset for most of us on monday. then monday night, overnight into tuesday morning, another batch of rain arrives. we could have some pockets of heavier rain. behind that, the winds will start to get gusty. we'll start to see some stronger wind gusts during that evening commute on monday.
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very spring like, this pattern with the breezy, showery weather. when the clouds are streaking by quickly, that's what it's going to look like monday during that evening commute. still pretty breezy as we head into tuesday morning's drive as well. for today, just beautiful. 64 degrees, partly to mostly cloudy. we will reach that record high. as we head into the overnight hours, 53 degrees for that overnight low. some areas of fog developing and partial clearing. in the seven-day forecast, we have that rain and shower chance arriving by about midday on monday, lasting through the overnight. cooler and breezy on tuesday but still way above our average high temperature with a high of 60 degrees. we'll finally return to the 40s as we head toward next weekend. all right. you can stay up to date with the news 4 new york app any time. just happen the news 4 logo in the corner and select the weather tab. you can see the latest forecast, interactive radar, and how to submit your own weather video. news 4 new york app for iphone is available in the app store right now. pat and gus, back to you. >> all right. thank you.
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the knicks snap a four-game losing streak with a close one in portland. >> it came down to the wire. the team rallying from a ten-point deficit in the fourth quarter. in the final seconds, the blazers' damien lillard misses the free throw on purpose. he wanted to retrieve the re rebountd and go for the desperation shot, but he missed. the knicks come away with a two-point victory. >> good sunday morning, everybody. the clippers had not beaten the nets on the road since 2007. they came to brooklyn on saturday with a mission. they gave the clippers all they could handle at barclays center. trailed by 18 did brooklyn in the fourth quarter, but they cut the lead to two here on a tough look from joe johnson. gets it around the rim and in. he had 15. all five nets' starters in double figures. in the final 90 seconds, chris paul hitting the floater. that pushes the lead back to four for the clips. paul had 15 points.
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finding blake griffin. that jumper ends it. clippers up six. they drop the nets 105-100. week 14 in the nfl. the playoff picture is a mess. the 7-5 jets host the titans this afternoon. the giants are one of three 5-7 teams atop that division. they visit the dolphins in miami monday night. the heisman trophy had three deserving candidates, though a fourth maybe should have been there. navy was prepared to chopper for quarterback keenan reynolds to manhattan. it's hard to argue with the final vote. alabama's derrick henry the heisman trophy winner. the running back accounted for 42% of bama's touchdowns this season. he carried the tide to number two in the country. he edged stanford's also deserving christian mccaffery. meanwhile, keenan reynolds led navy against army. he passed the all-time division touchdown leader with 85. scored twice on the ground and once in the air. diving for the pylon and the
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navy jumps ahead 21-17. just over two minutes to play, and army getting fancy. wide receiver deandre bell with one over the middle. it's intercepted by thomas. four seconds left, last gasp for army. calvin white spins free, lets it fly. the hail mary, an unanswered prayer falling to the turf incomplete. navy wins its 14th straight over army 21-17 the final. college hoops, rutgers blown out by george washington. today at noon, st. john's and syracuse. seton hall also hosting st. peter's. sean miller grew up outside of cleveland, ohio. he transferred from cornell. second bucket of the game, setting the tone for it the huskies. brooklyn native omar calhoun wasn't messing around. the christ the king product didn't miss from the field. four threes, including that one.
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win. and finally, let's talk some golf. here's a look at your leaderboard heading into today's final round of the pnc father/son challenge. as we look at that leader board at the top, team singh with the lead at 13 under. that's two ahead of steve and sam elkington. final round coverage beginning at 2:00 this afternoon here on nbc 4. have a great rest of your sunday, everyone. for "today in new york," i'm john chandler. and coming up on "today in new york," get into the holiday spirit with spaghetti, maple syrup, and music. >> how so? >> you'll see. it's a staple of buddy. buddy's favorite meal. >> "elf" the musical back on stage in the city, this time at madison square garden. we're talking to the show's director coming up after the
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i just want the most wonderful holiday ever. you should get holiday scratch-offs from the new york lottery. you can talk? come on, brian. there's more chances to win than ever. with a sweepstakes to win $500 a week for life.
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to? nobody! new holiday scratch-off games from the new york lottery. it's a new holiday classic playing for the first time at madison square garden. here to tell us about "elf" the musical is its director. great to have you with us. this is based on the very, very funny film, 2003 with will farrell. for people who haven't seen it, tell us about the plot. >> it's about this elf who grows up at the north pole, finds out he's really a human, and goes to new york city to find his real dad, who works in the empire state building. >> this was a popular film. for a lot of people, it's become a classic.
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>> feels like it's really the new holiday classic film, the one every family sits down at christmas time and watches. they thought it would be a great idea to develop it into a musical. it sort of lends itself to it. so many great locations in new york that it goes to. so they turned it into a big broadway musical. we took it on tour for a few years. the theater at msg invited us. it's sort of perfect there. it's all about families at the theater at msg. it really is the perfect family musical at christmas time. having it home in new york is perfect because that's where the musical takes place. >> i imagine a lot of parents watching would be interested in taking their kids. this is obviously a kid-friendly show. this has got to be a terrific thing for them. >> it's perfect. not only do you have this fantastic broadway musical in front of you, but they're also selling popcorn and cotton candy as well. it really is that family friendly thing. you can have the parents having a great time, the grandparents having a great time, and the
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>> a lot of big numbers? obviously you're adding music, but what changed from the movie? >> we tip our hat and pay great tribute the film. buddy runs through the revolving door for us, eats spaghetti and maple syrup. there's also big broadway numbers. you also get to spend more time with the peripheral characters like the stepmom and brother. we get to flush those stories out more, which is nice. >> let's talk about -- you mentioned the spaghetti and maple syrup. is there broadway trickery? >> oh, no, no, no. they wouldn't allow that at all. we go through two full bowls of pasta every night. and i have to tell you, our actors love it. it's eaten by -- >> oh, no, no, no. >> they do. i've had it and it's not bad. he pours an entire bottle of maple syrup in the bowl of pasta and eats it. >> oh, no, no. >> it's good. you have to try it. >> people are having breakfast right now.
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it's not that bad. >> it's a lot of fun, to be sure. for people who see it, what's the christmas message? all great movies, plays, there's a moral. >> i think it's that he really comes to the conclusion that it's not about santa claus. it's about spending time with your family. it's about those special moments we create with our families during the holidays. that's what christmas is all about. i love that message. i love it for my kwids ids. i bring my kids to new york every year to see the tree and see everything here in new york that christmas has to offer. i always bring my little mia and spencer into new york and show them around. they love "elf" too. >> nothing like the holidays in new york. tickets start at $39. if you're interested, i think you see the website up there. >> go to theatermsg.com/elf for tickets. >> thanks for being here.
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they are already out on the ice on this sunday morning. in fact, they've been there since the rink opened. i think there was a line. but they were waiting in their short sleeves because it's a
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there outside the rockefeller center. glad to have you. i'm pat battle. >> i'm gus rosendale. the temperatures are up in a good way. a lot of people have to get out. a lot of errands, running out of time. >> under the two-week wire. >> always a scary time. >> erica grow is in for raphael miranda this morning. sounds like today is going to be similar to yesterday. >> absolutely. very similar with more clouds than sunshine, but very warm temperatures for this time of year. 60 degrees in chelsea if you can believe it. 58 in hoboken. now 53 degrees on staten island. 54 in jackson heights. we're going to reach a high temperature in the 60s throughout the entire area, even the parts of our tri-state that are still in the 40s. 48 in sussex and in morristown right now. on storm tracker satellite and radar radar, you can see a few sprinkles popping through into sullivan county. some still lingering in the poconos as well. not a lot of activity. a lot of that isn't even
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as we head into the rest of the day, we're going to see temperatures temperatures surging into the 60s once again. 62 degrees by noon. a few peeks of sunshine here and there. we'll reach that high of 64 degrees. that's tying the record high at central park. this will be the first time in the park we have had a record high with this stretch. places like jfk, laguardia, islip, bridgeport, pretty much the entire rest of the area have already had record highs during this stretch. coming up, i'll tell you how long this warm weather is going to last and when we have the rain potential re-entering the seven-day forecast. pat and gus, back to you. >> erica, thank you. a parish in disbelief this morning as a catholic priest is accused of stealing collection plate donations and breaking his vow of celibacy by using the money to pay for a male prostitute. cardinal dolan is now speaking out about the scandal. the lawsuit filed on behalf of
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of stealing money for his rendezvous. the lawsuit also claims he used that money to buy drugs and a house in brick, new jersey, where he would meet with the escort. the archbishop of new york taking the allegations very seriously. at a catholic charities event, cardinal timothy dolan said the church conducted several audits. >> they found some sloppiness in bookkeeping, but it found no evidence at all of embezzlement. >> cardinal dolan also said the church is working with the bronx d.a. and apologized to church goers who say they're angry and concerned. >> my granddaughter just made confirmation. he's in the picture with her. i mean, this is real, they need to deal with it because you're going to lose people. >> according to the lawsuit, parishioners had long complained about the priest's commitment to the church and his poor money management skills. those involved in the case say the archdiocese knew about the behavior but did not intervene. and police have made an
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they found two bodies inside a home at 46 1st avenue on friday. yesterday they arrested 51-year-old ramon cadiz after they spotted him sleeping in a truck outside an apartment complex in north brunswick. he is facing murder charges. his bail set at $2 million. a youth group is hoping to end gun violence in newark. >> we are newark! >> who are we? >> we are newark! >> members of newark's youth ambassadors staged a rally in support of occupy the block. the movement speaks out against crime and violence in the city. organizers also want to spread the word about newark's centers of hope where young people can go for educational and cultural opportunities. and this morning we're getting a look at the gun used by a suspect in brooklyn. police say this was the gun that was used in a shooting in the ft. green section yesterday. officers say they were responding to that shooting when they saw a man running with that gun on park avenue and cumberland walk. an officer shot the suspect. he was hit in the shoulder and taken to the hospital.
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the local muslim community gathered in times square to speak out against terrorism. >> islam means peace! >> organizers of this peace rally say staying quiet is not an option anymore. they say to fight fear and hatred, they're promoting peace and understanding of their religion. participants say recent attacks of terrorism do not define muslims. and new jersey taxpayers now on the hook for some $8 million over the george washington bridge scandal. that is the latest total that the state's been billed by a law firm defending the christie administration. chris christie has not been charged in this 2013 lane closure scandal, but his former deputy chief of staff and a top port authority appointee are facing criminal charges. this morning, thousands of santas are sobering up or sleeping it off after the annual santa con. after years of complaints about binge drinking and bad behavior, the nypd forced a strict no-tolerance policy.
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event organizers released their route in advance to police. organizers say there were no arrests this year. >> that's great. well, gas prices are falling, and that means more money in your pocket for the holidays. in new york, we are averaging $2.30 a gallon at the pump. in connecticut, it's under $2. but everybody knows the place to go for cheap gas is the garden state. in new jersey, ted greenberg finds out just how low it soon may go. >> reporter: they're pumping it for $1.82yo in pleasantville. $1.89 in atlantic city. and $1.91 in toms river. definitely a good deal for many drivers. >> it's wonderful. it definitely goes a lot further. >> reporter: the garden state's average for a gallon of regular is $1.93. some fuel analysts say the price plunge is far from over. >> the next two weeks, i think you could at least see five cents each week. you should see that accelerate
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month. >> reporter: jeffrey pelton with gasbuddy.com, believes we could see $1.50 a gallon in new jersey by christmas. >> december 24th, i will be scouring the state to find that $1.50. i think it'll be there. >> $1.50 would be great, especially around the holidays. >> reporter: the reason? a drop in the price of crude oil and increased production along with the switch over to less expensive winter blend gasoline earlier this fall. >> a little more money in our pockets, so christmas presents should be a lot better this year. >> i think that's really great. really great. >> reporter: analysts say it's possible that gas prices will fall below $1.50 a gallon early next year and might not stop their decline until april. in toms river, i'm ted greenberg, news 4 new york. >> we're going to go from gas prices to weather numbers here. still ahead on this sunday morning, another thing that might surprise you, our forecast. storm team 4's erica grow back with a check of today's forecast. she's working on the final details there in the storm team
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it is 7:39. time to go across the street to check in with erica and craig to find out what's coming up on "weekend today." >> good morning, gus and pat. >> what is the dance pat was doing? >> i feel like there's a joke going on there. >> i was looking at the red and green, our christmas dress colors. >> i thought that's where you were going. >> so connected, my friend. >> you are decked out. >> pat and i also like to sing christmas carols. >> let's not do it this morning. >> our cd will be out shortly. >> just wait until it drops on tuesday. meantime t may not feel like christmas carolling weather, and that's okay with a lot of us. dylan is going to take a closer look at the warm weather. i know you're talking about it too. none of us, of course, complaining. simply observing. we'll talk a little politics. big shake-up in iowa. donald trump now trailing ted cruz by ten points with just 50 days to go until the iowa caucuses. also ahead, we'll talk about usher.
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about why he and some other stars are now giving a series of online classes, these master classes to aspiring performers. quite the surprise this morning. >> i love that surprise. plus, a picture going viral. a soldier and his dog recovering side by side after surviving an ied. >> all that, plus harry smith showing off a very hidden talent when we get started on a sunday morning here on "today." >> he's not going to sing, is he? >> he's not singling, but it is a musical talent. >> and if he did, gus? >> i think craig and i are in the same camp. we don't need so much singing. there's a lot of singing. it's early. >> grinch. >> scrooge. >> she did say grinch. i thought she said something else. >> i'll be in my room. you all just carry on. thank you, guys. >> cd drops tuesday, gus. back at you. thanks, y'all. >> thank you, guys. >> oh, erica. this gus. what are we going to do?
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need to. >> no, we'll be singing every commercial break. i've got a list. >> humbug. >> it's not really christmas carol kind of weather because it feels like spring out there. but we are starting out with temperatures well above our seasonal average. in fact, the current temperature is about 15 degrees above our average high temperature. right now it is 59 degrees with a few clouds in place in central park. just partly cloudy. we have more areas of low cloud cover throughout the tri-state. we're going to see records falling again today. it is just really, really mild pattern we're stuck in. mostly cloudy today. no rain except a couple little spots. most of us are dry through the entire day today. right now, delaware water gap at 45 degrees. mine hill at 55 degrees. 55 also in long branch. 52 in poughkeepsie and westhampton. storm tracker shows sprinkles and showers.
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basically, going to be done with it within the next couple hours. by noon, we're certainly done with any sprinkles or showers. you can see that the main event is still hundreds and hundreds of miles away. it's in the midwest moving through the plains states. it will eventually track our way. that's going to bring us our next chance for rain. as we look at today, just a light east flow. not enough of an easterly wind to kind of keep things really cool today. it's going to be much, much milder than average. as we head into monday and tuesday, though, that cold front slicing through. it's going to bring us rain and showers as we head through the day today. 64 degrees, very warm again. in fact that, will tie the record high. the overnight low, 53 degrees with partial clearing and some areas of fog. here's a look at that seven-day forecast. we're going to see rain and showers on monday. a little bit cooler on tuesday but still well above average. the real cooldown arrives next weekend. all right. stay up to date with the news 4 new york app. tap the news 4 logo in the corner and select the weather tab.
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interactive radar, and how to submit your own weather video. news 4 new york app for iphone is available in the app store right now. pat and gus, back to you coming up on "today in new york," best sellers that should
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welcome back on a sunday morning. we're back with bill goldstein for this week's edition of bill's books. >> some great coffee table editions to a complete guide for
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bill has some picks he says are perfect for the holiday season. good morning. >> good morning. >> an awful lot to get through here. >> big books. oversized books. >> the coffee table. >> isn't that gorgeous? the cover is super gorgeous. it's a book of cecil beaton photographs. he was a major photographer from the '20s into the '70s. these are his portraits. so you see andy warhol, mick jagger. some of the people who fascinated us most. chanel, greta garbo, audrey hepburn. gorgeous book of photographs. huge, oversized. it really is a cavalcade of the
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also, not only portraits, but pictures of london during the blitz. so there are serious photographs and also these people who you look at in new ways through beaton's eyes. cultural. >> quite a range of life that >> all right. up next? >> what do you hold in your hands? >> a gorgeous book called "map: exploring the world." it's over 300 maps of all kinds. everything from a view of the world created by a muslim man in the 12th century to a map of disney land, to a 1937 map of the stars' homes, to current maps about the infiltration of facebook and twitter in places. i mean, it is just an extraordinary book. what i love about this book is it shows you how to see the world and how people through
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the world and the ways to look at it but also what's so beautiful about this book is that the maps are not chronological. so you're constantly like brought upshore. you see the world as these other people saw it. also, what is so beautiful about it is that you get a sense of the human mind. mapping the stars' homes and what that says. then mapping the entire universe as other people tried to do. the reproductions and explanations of where these maps come from and what they are is really excellent. >> we love to eat. and there's a lot of good eats in new york city. >> i wanted to tell you about some books about new york. for gifts, "savoring gotham" is a riveting encyclopedia. i know that sounds like a paradox. it has over 500 entries on food
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cream to the three martini lunch. >> what chapter is that? yeah, okay. >> also, oysters, the role of oysters in new york city. you get a lot about the ethnic foods of new york. it is such a good book. i'm sure there are things that you will quibble with. i was sorry not to see lundy's from sheepshead bay, which is one of my old haunts growing up. i was sorry to see there wasn't an entry for that. there is one about grand central oyster bar. restaurants, food stores. when are evinger's went out of the business, the recipe of the cake went with it. any you see now is an imitation. >> how about that. >> so "savoring gotham" is
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also, a book from library of america, which is a gorgeous series. 200 volumes. i love to give them at gifts. this one is "the writings of fred lick law olmstead." he created prospect park. just to read the plans, announcing what central park would be, what prospect park would be. such beautiful writing. a picture of the 19th century mind at work. he was a great landscape architect but also an abolition abolitionist abolitionist. you get a sense of what life meant in the 19th century for a man who was devoted to public service. plus, he was an excellent writer. >> a little about "humans of new york" quickly. >> it is such an extraordinary blog that you've seen. pictures of thousands of new yorkers that he's taken. this is 100 of them with stories. little interviews with them. they're just so touching, so revel revelatory. you look at the photographs, see the people you know on the
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you discover them. homeless people, interesting people, eccentric people. just an extraordinary book. and it's hugely popular, obviously. >> 10 million stories in the naked city. and finally. >> "thing explainer." complicated stuff in simple words. now, i don't know if you remember -- here, let me give that to you. >> we have questions for book. >> last year we talked about this wonderful book called "what if," which was hypothetical questions and real answers to hypothetical questions. now, this is a book about an elevator, which he calls a lifting room. it's about the u.s. constitution, which he calls the u.s. laws of the land. so he takes the 1,000, or as he said, ten-hundred, most used words in the english language to explain everything from a dishwasher to a nuclear bomb. i have the feeling in reading
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heavily illustrated with very brief, simple to understand descriptions -- that it was as if i was talking to albert einstein or stephen hawking as interpreted by forest gump. >> i love it. >> so it does seem like, okay, if i can understand this, anyone can. but it's such a pleasure. it's like reading this weird kind of poetry. the same way forest gump seems to speak in elliptical phrases. i wanted to just say, as he says, he talks about how much you can learn from books of history and books of made-up stories. he doesn't even call them novels. so i want to say in addition to all these books, you can find "books of made-up stories" in bookstores. that's how "the thing explainer" would tell me how to say that.
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>> autothing ll the things connected to you in a hospital room. i always like to bring as much as possible. from the expensive to also the very inexpensive. there's a lot of price range and subject range. >> thank you. and if you have a question for bill, e-mail him at billsbooks@nbcuni.com. you can also find a list of this week's recommendations on our website, nbcnewyork.com/books. >> thank you, bill. and coming up when "today in new york" returns -- >> live from new york, it's saturday night. >> one of "snl"'s most famous alum has a reprisal.
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well, the political season is of course fuel for comedy. "saturday night live" no exception. in fact, they usually lead the way on these things. >> last night's episode began with a blast from the past in more than ways than one. will farrell back as former president george w. bush in the hoping skit. >> i've made a big decision. i'm entering the race for president of the united states of america. [ cheers and applause ] the field of republicans out there is so messed up, i figured it makes you miss me, doesn't it?
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i've already got my campaign song. ready or not here i come you can't hide i'm going to find you and make you love me >> and actor chris hemsworth hosted "snl" this week with musical guest chance the rapper. second time hemsworth has hosted this year. next week, two other famous alums going to return. tina fey and amy poehler will host together. that will be something. >> i went up to the eighth floor yesterday. i got off the elevator and there was a llama in the hallway. i didn't get to see the open. he was apparently in the open. i'll have to watch it on hulu later on to see what pierre the llama did on saturday night live. hopefully kept his llama stuff to himself. i say that to say i love this building. >> this is "today in new york" in this building.
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now on "today in new york," questions after a fire at the u.s. postal service garage in chelsea that sent six trucks up in flames. plus, a surveillance photo of the woman police believe tried to kidnap a kid on long island. and what police say caused a
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suv at an upper east side intersection. good morning and welcome back to "today in new york" on this sunday. i'm pat battle. >> i'm gus rosendale. one of the other top stories of this weekend, the weather. continuing to stare down records. we might break one today. raphael is off, but erica grow is here with a look at the numbers right now, which are pretty extraordinary. >> absolutely. our current temperatures are about 10 degrees above our average high or even more than that. here we are just at 8:00 in the morning. it's 57 degrees in mill basin. central park sitting at 59. 54 in jfk. our average high this time of year is 44 degrees. all of our current temperatures are above that. it's 46 in bridgewater and morristown right now. so we're looking at these very mild temperatures. for some reason, we're running through them twice. on satellite and radar, just seeing a couple sprinkles here moving into the poconos and catskills. maybe just a quick little spritz but that's it.
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we have some areas of a little bit of cloud cover outside of the city. and a little bit of fog. but right now it is just kind of hazy sunshine and 59 degrees in central park. we'll see those clouds build in once again as we head into the afternoon. it's not going to hold those temperatures back. a high of 64 degrees today. i'll tell you how long the 60s last coming up in the seven-day forecast. pat and gus, back to you. >> thank you, erica. new this morning, a man is in critical condition after an suv hit a scooter on the upper east side. >> police say the man drove his scooter through a red light on 5th avenue and east 85th street. the suv hit the scooter, and the impact threw the man into a tree. the suv driver was not hurt. also new this morning a shooting in the bronx sent two men to the hospital. that shooting happening near a bar called the garage in the eastchester neighborhood. one man was shot in the head and take. to jacoby hospital. the other man was shot in the leg.
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involved in a fire at a garage in chelsea. >> the fire broke out last night on 11th avenue. this was the scene just before midnight. right now no word on what may have started the fires or the extent of the damage. another fire to tell you about now. arson teams this morning trying to figure out what sparked a blaze in westchester county. fire crews tackled heavy flames at a recreation center in briarcliff manor. it all started before 9:00 last night. we found out the building houses a pool, library, tennis courts, and a small skating rink. flames did not spread to those areas. firefighters had the flames out in about 45 minutes. the building there completely torched, but no one was hurt. we're getting a look at the woman who was accused of trying to kidnap a baby out of a kohl's department store on long island. detectives say she approached a mother who was changing her 1-year-old in the restroom. police say she grabbed the little boy's arm, demanded the mother give her the baby. she of course pushed that woman away, called security. the suspect took off in a black livery vehicle. new information this morning in a hit-and-run that killed a
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detectives want to talk to man. investigators say he was spotted getting out of the passenger side of the car involved in the deadly accident in jackson heights. 17-year-old ovidio jaramillo was struck and killed as he walked home from a funeral tuesday night. the driver that hit him never stopped. and a security scare at a mall in new jersey sent shoppers scrambling for safety. a security guard found a threat written in graffiti in the bathroom at riverside square mall in hackensack, new jersey. >> it was orderly. there was no one running. there was no one scared. everybody took their time. >> the policewoman told us that, you know, it could be -- don't get close to the building. >> well, bomb-sniffing dogs went inside the mall, also searched the outside, while police guarded the entrances. the all clear was given about three hours later. >> federal investigators looking for clues in the san bernardino attack scoured a southern california lake. they're looking for a computer hard drive and any other
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several items were retrieved, but the fbi is not comments on what was found. authorities believe the shooters, syed farook and tashfeen malik, may have been in the area the day of the attack. this morning a suspect is in custody accused of setting a fire at a southern california mosque just a few miles from the san bernardino shootings. 23-year-old carl james dial jr. faces charges of arson, hate crime, and burglary. riverside county police say he intentionally set a fire that scorched the lobby of a mosque in coachella valley. police are calling it a hate crime. dial is being held on $150,000 bail. and another group of syrian refugees waking up in canada this morning. the group arrived in montreal on a government plane yesterday, arriving to warm applause, warm handshakes, and warm winter clothing, which is so much needed. this is the second group of refugees flown into canada on a government plane. more than 400 others have come in on commercial flights. the canadian government says they plan to bring about 25,000
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obviously very emotional moments there for those families seeking refuge. they plan to have them all there by february. in russia this morning, investigators are poring over what's left of a psychiatric hospital that was gutted by a deadly fire. 21 patients were killed and 23 others rescued from the facility located about 350 miles south of moscow. right now it is not clear what started that fire. and it's an historic climate pact that spans the globe. >> translator: the paris agreement is adopted. >> j yesterday more than 190 nations reached consensus on the first ever global pact to reduce and then eliminate greenhouse gas emissions. in a voluntary agreement, $100 billion is going to go to developing nations to help them deal with climate change. the goal, to be zero greenhouse emissions by the year 2100. >> the people of nearly 200 nations, large and small,
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threat to the people of all nations. together we've shown what's possible when the world stands as one. >> and new york governor andrew cuomo says by the year 2030, new york state will get half of its power from renewable resources. a tornado took some people in east texas by surprise. homes were destroyed in minutes without warning from the national weather service. the twister struck yesterday while many people were out running weekend errands. one woman was surprised to see her cell phone. >> it was scary because, you know, what if we had been there and we would have been in the plan of the storm. >> about 50 homes were damaged, and the mayor issued a disaster declaration for that city. and coming up after the break on "today in new york," the knicks break their four-game losing streak on the road. and a really close heisman vote. john chandler will join us with your sunday sports. and i'm storm team 4 meteorologist erica grow.
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be falling today. somei wo of them are a little bit easier to attain. islip's record high of 60 degrees, bridgeport, 58 degrees. they're going to fall without any trouble today. i'll tell you when it finally
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we're taking a live look at the brooklyn bridge. earlier, a bit of haze. looks like that's burning off. >> yeah, it's starting to get a little bit sunnier, especially
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we have a little bit more of that sunshine. a warm front lifting through. that's actually bringing us some of these milder temperatures as well as the little sprinkles and showers you had in the catskills and in the hudson valley earlier today. that's all going by the wayside. it's going to leave us with this record warm sunday. we're taking a live look outside right now at the gorgeous empire state building. it is a very, very warm start to the day. currently 59 degrees and hazy sunshine kind of hanging over central park. more records are going to fall today. high temnlratures once again reaching into the 60s. it's mostly cloudy but dry during the day. so we have a very similar setup to yesterday where we had a good burst of sunshine in the early morning hours, and then the clouds are going to fill back in from time to time. mild again on monday, but then our cold front arrives. that will eventually drop our temperatures back down to where they should be for this time of year. right now it is 52 in floral park. valley stream sitting at 53 degrees. it's 50 in newburgh.
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most of us are in the low 50s right now. here you go with storm strak tracker. seeing just a couple sprinkles in the poconos, heading into northern new jersey. a wider view shows the big rainmaker that's on the way. the cold front that's extending through the plains and heading into the mississippi river valley, that is going to produce some showers for us on monday. in the meantime, though, it stays dry. we'll see some pokes of sunshine heading our way on sunday. that will obviously help to get our temperatures warmer. but also we just had this really warm pattern in place and nothing to break it. the cold front will start to erode away at some of that warmer air that we have in place. on future tracker, by lunchtime on monday, maybe a sprinkle or shower, but most of us stay dry until the evening commute. then by dinner time, we have that heavier rain starting to move into the tri-state. it will continue to move through off and on through the overnight hours. the cold front you can see it slicing through here.
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into tuesday morning, that's where we'll see our first cooldown. 64 degrees for your afternoon high. partly cloudy. we will see those record high temperatures during the afternoon today. then overnight tonight, we'll dip down to 53 degrees with partial clearing. that will actually allow for some of that fog to develop because the clear skies, the relatively calm winds allows us to lose some of the heat. then we have that fog starting to develop as we head into the overnight hours. if you're heading to the titans-jets game at metlife stadium, 66 degrees for that kickoff. wow. i don't know if you even need a jacket today. it is t-shirt weather as you're heading to metlife stadium. here's a look at the seven-day forecast. rain and showers arriving late on monday. a high of 62 degrees. really not much cooler on tuesday. down to 60. it will be breezy. 54 on wednesday. that will feel a little bit closer to average. we don't actually get down to our average high temperature until next weekend. before that happens, we have another rain event on thursday into friday. all right. you can stay up to date with the news 4 new york app.
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corner, select the weather tab. you can see the latest forecast, interactive radar, and how to submit your own weather video. the news 4 new york app is available in the app store right now. pat and gus, back to you. >> all right. thank you, erica. let's turn to sports now. the knicks snapped their four-game losing streak. it was a close one though, out in portland. >> came down to the wire. the team rallied from a ten ten-point deficit in the fourth quarter. er er er quarter. did not get the desperation shot. the next come away with a two-point victory, 112-110. it is the knicks' first win over portland since march of 2012. for more of this weekend's scores, we go to john chandler with your sunday sports. >> good sunday morning, everybody. the clippers had not beaten the nets on the road since 2007. they came to brooklyn on saturday with a mission. they gave the clippers all they could handle at barclays center. trailed by 18 did brooklyn in the fourth quarter, but they cut the lead to two here on a tough
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gets it around the rim and in. he had 15. all five nets' starters in double figures. in the final 90 seconds, chris paul hitting the floater. that pushes the lead back to four for the clips. paul had 15 points. one of his 14 assists here, finding blake griffin. that jumper ends it. clippers up six. they drop the nets 105-100. week 14 in the nfl. the playoff picture is a mess. the 7-5 jets host the titans this afternoon. the giants are one of three 5-7 teams atop that division. they visit the dolphins in miami monday night. the heisman trophy had three deserving candidates, though a fourth maybe should have been there. navy was prepared to chopper for quarterback keenan reynolds to manhattan. it's hard to argue with the final vote. alabama's derrick henry the heisman trophy winner. the running back accounted for 42% of bama's touchdowns this season. he carried the tide to number two in the country. he edged stanford's also
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meanwhile, keenan reynolds led navy against army. he passed the all-time division touchdown leader with 85. scored twice on the ground and once in the air. diving for the pylon and the touchdown. navy jumps ahead 21-17. just over two minutes to play, and army getting fancy. wide receiver deandre bell with one over the middle. it's intercepted by thomas. four seconds left, last gasp for army. calvin white spins free, lets it fly. the hail mary, an unanswered prayer falling to the turf incomplete. navy wins its 14th straight over army 21-17 the final. college hoops, rutgers blown out by george washington. today at noon, st. john's and syracuse. seton hall also hosting st. peter's. uconn hosting ohio state. sean miller grew up outside of
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he transferred from cornell. second bucket of the game, setting the tone for it the huskies. brooklyn native omar calhoun wasn't messing around. the christ the king product didn't miss from the field. four threes, including that one. he finished with 14 in a uconn win. and finally, let's talk some golf. here's a look at your leaderboard heading into today's final round of the pnc father/son challenge. as we look at that leader board at the top, team singh with the lead at 13 under. that's two ahead of steve and sam elkington. final round coverage beginning at 2:00 this afternoon here on nbc 4. have a great rest of your sunday, everyone. for "today in new york," i'm john chandler. >> coming up after the break, need help with your seasonal shopping? oh, yes. we have your francesco fix for holiday finds. stay with us.
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well, of course the holiday shopping season is in full swing. here to help us navigate the madness is our own francesco. he's got this year's fa-la-la-la-la-la finds. >> thank you, my friend. have you done your shopping? [ laughter ] >> that was a burst of laughter from the anchor desk and gus rosendale. >> u you're you're here to help us start.
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it's our tradition. >> you can re-gift your birthday gifts. >> hadn't thought about it. >> i love to find things that i would love to personally give. this is a tough seller. it's very warm outside. in january and february, you'll be thanking this moment. jcpenney has some amazing jackets and coats. these are two of my favorite faux-fur lined hoodies. wonderful for cold temps. also this one i'm wearing. it's a stafford topcoat. it has a two-tone color vibe. it's great over a sweater, as i have today. it's good with a suit jacket. perfect for weather like today when you want to look a little dressed up but not too dressed up. the coats were definitely a find. >> very classy. >> thank you. so speaking of fashion, that's our tree. these watches. i love they're taking the whole watch and turning it into jewelry. you think of armitron, you don't
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for over 60 years, they've been making amazing pieces. i have one of their new ones on here, which is a black metal one. absolutely fashion forward, easy to do. the designs range all over the place from like 65 to 120. i always love a timeless keepsake. it's a nice piece to give to a family member or a co-worker. >> anyone. everybody checks their phones for the time now. but i think watches -- >> it's distracting. >> you're right. >> tweets and things and dings and red dots. >> very beautiful. >> and you know i love a candle. timothy dunn from london. these are hand blown glass candles. one of the most amazing our artisans. these are a long burn. they're available at timothy dunn. it's a candle you can give by itself. it's a great hostess gift. a great gift for yourself. that's one of the collector ones. it's just elegance in a glass.
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>> lovely. lovely candle. but be careful when you're burning them. >> burn responsibly. there's a million of these. this is the only one that doesn't need a co2 tank. you can make fizzy drinks. make your own soda water. it's easy. that's what i love about it. it's affordable. it's bonneo, kind of like the singer. >> you don't have to use that canister. >> correct. this is a whole different world about it. it's compact too. i like having this on my counter or if you want to stuff it away. it's a good find. >> gus would stuff it. it would be on my counter. >> gus would add it with something, i'm sure. holiday festivus.
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this is one of my favorites. it coming with eight popcorn ball kits. all the candy, all the trimmings. i was supposed to decorate some. i'm sorry, popcorn factory. i had no time. i tried one. it was a pinterest fail. i'd rather give you the inspiration here. it's a decorating kit. i did eat one while i was making my mistakes. affordable, easy. you can ship it anywhere, put it under the tree. it's a great hostess gift as well. i love getting the family involved. speaking of which, board games. >> bring back the board games. >> bring back the board games, people. i'm begging you. if i seen one more drone or hoverboard ad that's dangerous -- please don't e-mail me and hate me. i personally love a nice board game with the family. target is bringing back these amazing retro games. look at gus on the cover of twitter. >> hey, gus. he's the one not participating. look at that. >> very true. >> he's giving the directions.
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>> if that isn't gus. candy land and monopoly, anniversary editions. so target. and if you are in the new york area, make sure to check out target wonderland. it's a full experience store on west 15th street, 70 and 10th. they have etch-a-sketches. it's like this interactive toy land. it's amazing. if you're around. seriously, i think these are some of the more wholesome gifts to give this season. >> i cannot agree with you more. i love a good board game. and i love it so much, i actually found two. i was cleaning out my basement. two of the same ones. horseopoly. it's monopoly with horses. i like the old school too. francesco, thank you. merry christmas to you. >> i probably won't see you until next year. merry christmas, happy holidays. happy shopping. >> i hope you'll do new year's eve stuff with us. >> that would be great. let me know. >> you're watching "today in new
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do you think we're going to break a record? what's your gut telling you? >> i do. we already broke records, as you know, over the past couple days in most of the tri-state. central park's record yesterday was just out of reach at 68. today the record is 64. so we'll at least tie it as we head into the afternoon. those peeks of sunshine really helping to pop those temperatures. still in the 60s tomorrow. then that cold front arrives, bringing some rain and showers. 60 degrees on tuesday. we just don't have a really
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