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cooler temperatures to the west and to the north. but we're in for nice weather today. lots of sunshine out there. we begin cool this morning, but the winds are diminished. chilled rays at noon. we'll see 35 degrees, all the way up to 40 as a high and a quiet, lovely evening at 36 degrees. get out and enjoy it. wear the heavy jacket, of course, this morning. you'll be enjoying some very nice conditions as we head through the day. let's see how the morning commute is. we'll check in with lauren. >> good morning. morning commute has been nice to us so far with the exception of one spot. we'll take a live look outside at the van wyck expressway, where it is just one slow ride there as you make your way past the jackie robinson parkway. things are backed up. this is the spot to avoid. otherwise, here's the george washington bridge. this is what most of our major roadways look like. everything moving along nicely. just keep in mind you'll these your e-z pass if you're using the lower level until 6:00 a.m. lincoln and holland are fine. more weather and traffic coming up. >> thanks very much. want to get to break news from overseas.
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north korea's announcement that it successfully tested a nuclear bomb. "today in new york's" kerry barrett is in the newsroom. >> michael, the u.n. holding an emergency session. here's the thing. the white house hasn't confirmed the test, and there's a bit of contradicting information. there's a south korean spy that says the bomb that was tested by the north was an atomic bomb, not a nuclear bomb. that's according to the south korean spy. if it was an h-bomb, it would certainly put pyongyang one big step closer to ramping up its nuclear arsenal. you're looking now at north korean state tv. this is their announcement. very typical, propaganda-heavy state. it says the north tested a miniaturized hydrogen bomb, that it went off without a hitch, and it provides the north a weapon to defend against the u.s. and other enemies. there's an organization, a u.n. organization that monitors the world for signs of nuclear te csting. this organization says that it did detect an event in the north korean peninsula, describing this event as some sort of
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that registered about a 4.8 in magnitude. whether it was this bomb, though, this alleged h-bomb, is not clear. china, australia, and france have strongly condemned the north announcement. also, britain's foreign secretary just releasing the following statement, saying in part, if a nuclear bomb has been detonated by north korea, it would be a grave breach of u.n. security council resolutions. also, japanese officials just announced that they're convening a security council meeting. the japanese meteorological agency says thatimt is analyzing this data, comparing kind of wave patterns from this tremor with other tremors that have been recorded after north korea's past nuclear tests. they say they'll release these findings shortly. whether or not this will be confirmed within the day is unclear. a lot still developing. we'll be back with you in about 30 minutes. >> waiting for reaction from the u.s. government as well. thank you very much. now to a story we've been following since yesterday. a pregnant woman that has been
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tracie strahan is at the scene right now, where there have been some developments. tracie? >> reporter: darlene, possibly very somber developments. we watched as a body was wheeled into a medical examiner's van here on corsa avenue in the bay chester section of the bronx. this comes as authorities continue their search for andrea caruth. right now, as you look at the scene, you can see a crime scene unit van is now leaving the scene. this 39-year-old pregnant mother has been missing since sunday. again, we just saw a body taken into the medical examiner's van that then left the scene. you're looking at andrea caruth's photo. she was supposed to meet a friend for brunch on sunday but never showed up. her personal effects, like her credit cards, phone, wallet, were still inside of her home. her car is here as well. her family said they were holding out hope. >> we're just praying that wherever she is, we need closure, that god brings her back. she's very successful at what she does.
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she wouldn't ju up and leave and disappear. >> reporter: andrea caruth is a day care worker. her friends said she would never leave her students behind. as we bring you back live, again, we just saw a body taken out of andrea caruth's home, taken into a medical examiner's van, and taken away from the scene. a very somber development here, darlene. we're going to get in touch with police and see exactly what's going on here. back to you. >> all right. tracie strahan in bay chester, thank you. new this morning, police are now releasing video of the man they're looking for, for an attack inside a bronx deli. police say it started after the victim bumped into the man inside the east tremont deli on christmas eve. the man punching the 61-year-old victim, throwing him to the ground, hitting him with a shopping cart. police say that man then took off after the attack. the victim was not seriously injured. it's 5:04 right now. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. the picture looking better and
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since last night, dave. >> absolutely. but still cold as you get outside the city. remember, the urban heat island effect is what we're seeing here. once you get away from all the concrete and buildings and people, it's still very, very cold. let's take a drive up 95 into fairfield county. 9 in stamford this morning. 13 in westport. 9 in fairfield. 12 in redding. as we take a look at temperatures around the broader area, it's 10 in poughkeepsie. 7 in sussex. 25 here in central park. down to 10 in morristown. 7 in bridgewater. the storm tracker shows plenty of sunshine for us. going to be a beautiful day. lots of sun out there. still on the chilly side. here's your bus stop forecast. 8:30, cold, 23 degrees. bundle up those kids. re recess, if you're outdoors, make
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after school, quiet and chilly. well, not quiet at my house after school. 37 degrees should be the temperature when the kids get out a little later today. make it a great day, everyone. 40 degrees, and we're on our way to warmer temperatures. let's see what's happening as we get the early commute off to a start. lauren's got that. >> thanks, dave. good morning, everyone. we have a couple bus detours today. the m-8, 79, m-101 and 102. otherwise, things rolling along nicely. similar story on major commuter lines. everything is operating on its normal route and schedule. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. up. >> thank you very much. 5:06 now. happening now in chelsea, gunfire. in new york" photograph neil astro. he tells us west 16th street between 8th and 9th avenue is shut down now. lots of police officer there is. they don't know exactly what happened just yet, but we're
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update you as soon as we know more. happening today, the friend of san bernardino gunman syed farook is due in court to be arraigned. enrique marquez is accused of buying the two assault weapons used in the december 2nd attack. the charges against marquez include providing material support to terrorists and making false statements. if convicted, he could face up to 50 years in prison. meanwhile, the fbi says it pieced together a timeline of everything farook and malik did on the day of the shooting. however, investigators cannot account for 18 minutes of their time in the afternoon. they say they were driving on the highways from 12:59 p.m. to 1:17 p.m. on that day. that was about two hours after the shooting. officials want to know if they contacted anyone during that time. new this morning, police just made an arrest in the deadly christmas eve shooting. 19-year-old miguel caba faces murder, assault, and attempted murder charges.
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rival groups in university heights led to those gunshots. a 16-year-old boy was killed. today, retired nypd officer who confessed to killing his wife will learn his fate. kevin canty faces up to 25 years in prison. he confessed to shooting his wife multiple times in their home in april of 2014. he pleaded guilty to first-de first-degree manslaughter. and another former officer in trouble. today the former mt. pleasant police chief will be sentenced on a child pornography charge. in july, brian finelli pled guilty to possession of child pornography. according to his plea deal, prosecutors could seek up to fo gur years, three months in prison. his attorney says finelli has been receiving intensive psychosexual counseling. he claims a prison sentence would interrupt that counseling. 5:08 right now. in today's cnbc money report, you'll probably have to pay more for your next plane ticket.
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delta raising their round-trip fares for domestic flights by $6 on monday. most of the country's other major airlines quickly followed suit. this is the first large-scale increase of its kind since last june. a new survey finds most people are not stashing away enough cash for an emergency. nearly two-thirds of americans don't have enough saveings to pay for a $500 car repair or an emergency room visit. a quarter of those surveyed said they'd cut back to make ends meet. others would put it on a credit card or borrow money. everyone is so squeezed right now. we talk about tolls going up and rent going up, but salaries aren't necessarily matching that that. >> and these things throw it all off. ahead this morning, what a high school coach was caught on video doing to a ref. plus, the put a atdown that
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how the tsa responded. a chilly start, but a decent warmup. weather and traffic on the 4s ahead. taking a look at the grand central parkway by laguardia. you're watching "today in new york." find your sweet spot today with dunkin's chicken apple sausage sandwich. enjoy sweet apple and savory sausage together for under 400 calories.
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it's 5:12. here are four things to know this morning. overnight, the united nations called for an emergency session in response to north korea's claim that it detonated a hyd drogen bomb. north korea made the announcement after a seismic event was detected in south korea. much more ahead in 15 minutes. an important alert for people in yonkers. police will be conducting an active shooter drill at palisade preparatory school scheduled for 3:00 this afternoon. pounds of burger being
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they could have pieces of wood in them. all right. let's take a look at your weather picture. good morning, everyone. 25 degrees at this hour. winds are going to diminish. less wind means less brutal conditions out there. that's what we're going to see this morning. gradually turning milder as we head through the day today. i think the weekend looks pretty good. we're going to tweak the forecast a little bit and dry it out for saturday. sunday looks like it's a soaker. right now around the area, you get out of the city, and the temperatures do plummet. it is just about 16 degrees in mine hill. 10 in oakland. 7 in belvedere. 12 at the delaware river water gap. 7 in sussex right now. as you head through the hudson valley, 10 in poughkeepsie. through fairfield county, 17 in bridgeport. the pine barrens, the cold spot on the island. temperatures today above normal by a degree. not a lot, but we'll take it. the trend is right.
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clear sky for us. today we'll see a high temperature of 40 degrees. not as cold this afternoon. it's going to feel even better because those winds aren't going to be a factor. so 40 is really going to feel like 40 degrees rather than 25 feeling like the single digits. sunset at 4:43. later on this afternoon. tonight, a cool night still. 27 should be our low temperature. back to the teens in the distant suburbs to the north and west. winds out of the southwest at just about 5 miles per hour. again, much less of a factor. as far as the weekend goes, i think friday we could see a little bit of precipitation, maybe a mix to the far north and west. it should be short lived. saturday looks relatively dry. sunday, though, i think the clouds wind up giving way to rain. it could be an all-day windy kind of rainy, soggy day.
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we're going to watch for some street street flooding. that's a possibility. as we mentioned, saturday i think we go to overcast rather than expecting shower activity. a slight chance, 48 degrees. 55 and windy, wet, and dreary on sunday. i think we could tweak that number higher before the week is done, by the way. as we head into next week, back into the 30s we go with sun and clouds. and maybe even a flurry on tuesday. that's a ways out. we'll talk more about that in a bit. in the meantime, the here and now includes your morning commute. let's say hello to lauren. >> good morning, everyone. so far, so good for the morning commute. a couple things going on. disabled vehicle on the pulaski skyway southbound by the south kearny exit. really not a delay out there because of that. we have a delay southbound on the van wyck expressway. after the kew gardens interchange, you have one lane still shut down. delays go back to about jewel avenue.
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you might want to take the grand central parkway. we'll talk about the midtown tunnel. this is better news. we have that ongoing overnight roadwork. it has now cleared out. both tunnels are open. traffic moving nicely inbound and outbound. that cleared a few minutes early today. we like that. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. more weather and traffic ahead. >> thanks very much. 5:16 now. police were called to a high school basketball game in pennsylvania after a coach was caught on video allegedly headbutting a ref. >> offensive found and a technical. oh! >> the high school's head coach jerry divine apparently angry over a call during a game in langhorn, p.a. last night. no word if he'll face charges. a san diego man is fuming after tsa agents searched his 10-year-old daughter. the patdown took place last week at raleigh-durham international airport in north carolina.
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for extra screening after a juice box in her carry-on set off an alarm. the process took nearly two minutes, but her father says it was an overreaction and an inappropriate intrusion. >> she kept patting me down, like pat down. it was over and over. >> maybe the tsa agents were bad apples. maybe they were undertrained. maybe they need retraining. maybe they did everything by the book. i don't really know, but it was an uncomfortable situation. >> in a statement, the tsa says the patdown followed approved procedures. 5:18. camille cosby will not give a scheduled deposition today in a civil suit. she was scheduled to be deposed by lawyers representing seven women who claim to have been sexually assaulted by bill cosby.
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to know something about a mysterious art heist is headed to court today. he will be in court in hartford to get a weapons case dismissed. the fbi believes he knows something about the theft from boston's isabella steward gardner knew gardner museum in 1990. but they say it's just a way for federal investigators to question him about the missing artwork. all the new and exciting gadgets on display at consumer electronics show in las vegas. there's things to help you with your workout, while others keep your kitchen filled. then there's blue smart, the first smart suitcase. it's got built-in gps. hopefully no more lost luggage. and a sensor to tell you how much it weighs. also, add-in device charger. that would be useful. how many times are you hunting for an outlet at the airport. everything you need to travel with.
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drones all over. >> you will fly like a bird. it will be really very amazing. >> we also got our first look at the electric car from farraday future. the car doesn't actually move, not just yet. but the luggage thing i'm excited about. >> like that, right? >> you never know where it is. now you'll be able to find out. 5:20 right now. just ahead, the local university banning hoverboards. plus r you feeling lucky? tonight there's a massive jackpot up for grabs.
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welcome back. 5:22, 25 degrees out on this wednesday morning. well, $450 million is now up for grabs in today's powerball drawing. that's 50 million more than lottery officials even expected after no one won the $334 million prize saturday night. the one-time payout option is going to give the winner, hopefully you somewhere listening, more than $275 million. this is the fourth largest jackpot in powerball history. >> okay. good luck. now, donuts, of course, a breakfast favorite. >> but one pastry in williamsburg is going to set you back a pretty penny. manila social club setting the so-called golden donut for $100.
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the metallic treat. it's filled with a mousse made of a filipino purple yam, glazed with crystal champagne, spiked frosting, and topped with 25 karat gold. if you have the cash to buy the donut, you need to call ahead to place your order. it's not like they just have these in the case. you can't just pick 12 and they put it in a box. >> do you eat it with the gold glaze? >> sure you can. >> no, you pout ut it in a safety deposit box. >> shave that part off. >> they do the thousand-dollar sundae with the gold. you can eat it. >> once we win the lottery. >> i'll buy you a dozen. >> you're good. i appreciate it. we are going to win the weather lottery. good news. we're going to warm up just a little bit. we're going to be one degree above average today. winds much less of a factor. that's good. the 40 is going to really feel like 40 and significantly warmer than it has over the past 24
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tonight, down to 27 degrees. not as cold. still in the teens in the distant northwest suburbs. not bad at all. we'll have the full seven-day forecast up ahead. and we'll take a look at the weekend too. >> thank you very much. lauren, what's happening? >> just a couple problems on the roads. a new accident on the major deegan, at least on a ramp coming from the major deegan. the ramp to 138th street is closed right now because of an accident there. in much better news, a live look outside at the staten island expressway. here's what it looks like by victory boulevard. no roadwork getting in your way. you're in for a nice ride as you head out the door. >> okay, lauren. thanks very much. a home on staten island was left damaged after another hoverboard burst into flames. it's a hoverboard that lorraine white bought for her son for christmas. the board caught fire sunday night as he was using it. the fire causing quite a mess at white's home. fortunately, her son was not seriously hurt. the fdny says they've responded
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fires so far this season. meantime, a new jersey college is banning the hoverboards. kean university says as of this week, the devices are no longer allowed on campus. the school will confiscate any hoverboards found in either of its campuses. it comes after a series of fires and injuries. the new jersey division of fire and safety calling on all colleges to ban these boards. all right. 5:26 right now. just ahead, the announcement that could mean more money for a lot of workers in new york city. plus, what donald trump is saying about ted cruz, which drew an interesting reaction from cruz. >> reporter: and happening now, police have removed a body from the home of a missing pregnant woman here in the bronx. i'm tracie strahan live in the baychester section of the bronx with what police and her loved ones are saying. if you're about to head out the door, keep watching "today in new york." download the news 4 new york app on your mobile device right now.
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breaking news this morning, police just pulled a body from the home of a missing pregnant woman in the bronx. also breaking news this morning, the world is reacting to north korea's claim that they have detonated a nuclear bomb.
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could change the future of the commute. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everyone. it's wednesday morning. it is january 6th. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. chris has the morning off, but storm team 4's dave price is here with the forecast. a better one than yesterday. >> absolutely. all smiles, everyone. the warmup has begun. right now we have less wind but still cold temperatures. 25 degrees outside at this hour, but windchill much less of a factor than it was just 24 hours ago. as far as the day goes, this is the icon we love to see. plenty of sunshine out there. we wake up and see temperatures in the mid-20s at about the noontime hour, up to 35 degrees. we top it off during the mid afternoon at about 40, which is a degree warmer than our typical high temperature on this date. and 6:00 tonight, star lit skies and 36 degrees. should be a real nice day out there. this is just the beginning of more comfortable weather. that's a quick look at your forecast.
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>> thanks, dave. good morning, everyone. we have things slowing down in queens. we're going to start with a live look at the van wyck expressway. as you make your way southbound past the kew gardens interchange, it's still a slow ride. you can see one lane blocked. just one getting by here. then not too far north of here, we're going to to look at the l.i.e., where things are delayed as well. eastbound, two lanes are shut down between the grand central parkway and main street. minor delays. leave yourself a bit of extra time. more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you. breaking news in the bronx this morning. overnight, police did take a body out of the home of a missing pregnant woman. "today in new york's" tracie strahan is live with these late breaking developments. >> reporter: after i checked in with police over the phone, they formalized details in the form of a release about what happened here. they do confirm that a female was found unconscious and unresponsive in the home where andrea caruth was last seen. they have not identified the
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but again, all of her family members and friends around here see this as a very bad development. we want to show you some video of andrea caruth, the 39-year-old five months pregnant with her first child. she's a day care worker. her live-in boyfriend called a friend to say she never returned home on sunday, even though her car was still here and all of her personal effects. police are now confirming that a body that was taken out of here at 3:00 this morning was a female found unconscious and unresponsive, pronounced dead at the scene. we spoke to her cousin, who was in this area along with many family members about her. take a listen. >> she was a nice girl. sweet. the family wants to know who do it. >> reporter: the medical examiner has now left the scene along with crime scene investigators, but you can see the crime scene tape still up
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andrea caruth's relatives are still trying to get answers and see if that body will be positively identified as her. they've been waiting since sunday for any type of answers. michael, they also tell me that many people have been questioned in connection to this. that's something police do confirm to me as well. they haven't said who just yet, and they confirm no one is in custody and no one has been arrested. back to you. >> all right. tracie, thank you. also breaking this morning, reaction coming in overnight to north korea's announcement that it successfully tested a nuclear bomb. kerry barrett is in the newsroom with more. >> the u.n. calling for an emergency session. we're still waiting on a reaction from the united states. south korea has come out strongly against the announcement. you're looking at north korean state tv. this is very typical, very propaganda heavy. it says this test provides a weapon to defend against the united states and other enemies.
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britain all of them releasing statements very strongly condemning this alleged test. i say alleged because there is a south korean spy that says this was not an h-bomb that was tested but rather an a-bomb. both nuclear bombs, but an h-bomb is many, many thousand times more destructive. there's a u.n. agency that monitors seismic activity looking for unusual events that would indicate nuclear testing. it says there was something that registered on the korean peninsula, something about a 4.8 in magnitude. they say it was not a natural earthquake. however, you would expect an h-bomb to register much higher on that scale, even a miniaturized version. they say this test went off without a hitch, and in south korea, people are very worried. the president ordering her military to bolster its defense, calling this test an act that threatens our lives and our future. again, still waiting on that u.n. emergency meeting to take place. of course, reaction from the united states.
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we'll get back to you as soon as we have new information. >> kerry barrett in the news room. thank you. today, mayor de blasio is going to announce a new minimum wage. it will be $15 an hour for all 50,000 municipal employees by the end of 2018. it's expected to give some workers, among them crossing goords, about a 30% raise. it will come over the course of the next couple years. meanwhile, time for weather and traffic right now. checking in with dave price here for chris. >> nicer forecast for today. that's how we like to begin our mornings. less wind is going to make a big difference. remember yesterday we had two problems. very, very cold temperatures and windchills, which made it feel like it was in the teens or single digits around the region. we still have a cold start with temperatures in the teens in the north and western suburbs. the 20s as you head right into the city. 25 where we are right now in central park. but a sunny sky and highs near
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average high of 39. sunrise comes up in our direction at 7:20. sunset at just after 4:30 this afternoon. 20 degrees in wading river at this hour. 12 in hamptons bay. 10 in poughkeepsie. 7 in monticello. here's your day planner, everybody. lots of sun, 35 degrees at the noontime hour. and we warm up rather nicely to 40. we have a pleasant evening ahead. lauren is here with a look at your commute. >> commute still treating us pretty nicely. if you use mass transit, a few bus detours out there today. if you're getting on the rails, all good news from there so far. i know yesterday was a rough day on the rails throughout the day. both subways and all your major commuter lines running without delays or service changes. you need to move your car. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. more weather and traffic coming your way on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you. 5:36 right now. new this morning, details of a plan that could change the
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thousands of people. talk of a major makeover for penn station. "today in new york's" katherine creag is there right now. kat, good morning. >> reporter: darlene, good morning. some of those commuters here this morning are telling us that as far as it goes, penn station does its job at the very minimum. you can catch a train here, but certainly it could be better. that's something governor cuomo just might talk about later today. "the wall street journal" is reporting this morning that governor cuomo will announce a major overhaul of penn station at some point this week. it would include a modern and grand waiting area for amtrak customers. governor cuomo on long island yesterday happened to be talking about resurrecting a billion-dollar plan to build a third lirr track that would stretch for ten miles. he's talked about revitalizing laguardia airport. he talked about the tappan zee bridge as well. he has an event today here in the area of penn station. wraps.
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little while ago who uses penn station daily. >> there's so much nice space down there. they have such a great location. i don't see why they couldn't make it more of a restaurant hub and somewhere that people actually want to come, even if you're not traveling. >> reporter: and that commuter we just talked with compared penn station to the path train at the world trade center. as you know, that's brand new. it's beautiful. he said perhaps this could be that some day. the question, though, is how much will this cost, who's going to pay for it. that's something governor cuomo didn't talk about yesterday with the lirr track. we'll ask him today at that event later this afternoon. back to you. >> lot of important questions for sure. all right, katherine creag at penn station. kat, thank you. the governor also eyeing a new tunnel for long island drivers. the governor says he wants o spend $5 million for a study to see if a tunnel is financially and practically feasible. the study would examine a tunnel
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directly to the bronx. meantime, governor cuomo also wants to make long island's macarthur airport an international hub. the governor says he wants to provide $6 million for a federal customs inspection facility at the airport in ronkonkoma. that would allow international flights to use that terminal. 5:38 right now. donald trump once questioned whether president obama was born in the united states. now he's turning that argument on a republican opponent. trump is pointing out to interviewers that ted cruz was born in canada, and that could raise questions as to whether cruz could legally serve as president. cruz answered by tweeting this out. it's a scene from "happy days" where fonzi jumps the shark. president obama's tearful appeal yesterday to end gun violence could face a new challenge in congress and in the courts as well. yesterday he was emotional as he recalled the young victims of the connecticut's sandy hook elementary school massacre. the president was announcing his
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background checks on gun buyers. some republicans say the executive order is misguided. >> because gun violence is committed by criminals. criminals are don't care what the law is. >> if there's an issue related to federal gun laws, he ought to go to congress and forge consensus to make it happen. >> president obama wants to hire more federal agents. he wants to improve mental health treatment as well. those are moves that would require congressional backing. happening today, community meeting is planned in eastern oregon to talk about the occupation of a wildlife refuge. today begins the fifth day since an armed militia group seized the malheur refuge. the group says they'll leave when the government turns control of the lands over to the community. the fbi says it's still searching for a peaceful resolution. we have some new surveillance video that shows the robbers who stormed a bronx home last month. police say they invaded a fordham heights apartment with guns and a machete. they tied up and beat up a 28-year-old man.
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asked not to be identified. >> they was going to kill me. you know, and then i'm thankful i'm still alive. >> police say those robbers stole cash, jewelry, a lab top, and cell phone. two nypd officers are recovering after crashing their patrol car in queens. you see the damage here at 82nd street and 32nd avenue in jackson heights. we're told the police cruiser hit a civilian, seriously injuring the driver. the officers were treated for minor injuries. no word on what caused that accident. 5:41 right now. ahead this morning, the battle over the beach is intensifying in new jersey. plus, police are calling him an international scam artist. how nypd officers lured him right to a precinct. and yes, it's cold, but relief is on the way. weather and traffic on the 4s is
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5:44. on the 4s, we have weather for you. traffic coming up in a moment. outside right now, the rockefeller center christmas tree. it is here for just a little while longer. before all is said and done, we will have just a couple more days of this beautiful tree to
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outside right now, the numbers look like this. 25 degrees on the thermometer. mostly clear conditions. a lovely morning, especially when you take into account that there's less wind out there. the windchill not so much a factor. keep in mind rz as you head out of the city, still very, very cold temperatures because of the effect of the heat island, which manhattan creates. it's warmer here significantly than in the suburbs. gradually turning milder for all of us today. looks like the weekend is a mixed bag. saturday, okay. sunday, i think we could see upwards of an inch of rain. we'll talk about that in a moment. 18 in point pleasant. 11 in howell. jackson, new jersey, at 7. mercerville at 12 degrees. chilly temperatures outside the city. 7 in monticello and sussex. in the teens in newburgh and white plains.
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only 3 in westhampton right now. all the way up to 40 we go today. that's a degree above our average high. that's nice to know. the trend is right. sunshiny skies. not a cloud out there at this point. today we top it off at 40 in the city. bridgeport, you're going to share the same number. 42 degrees in montauk. 27 in andover. a little cooler outside the city. 38 in morristown. 38 in trenton. winds are going to be out of the southwest at 5 to 10 miles per hour. that sunshine is going to feel good. because the winds will be diminished, it's not going to be as harsh as you walk out the door. 27 tonight in the city. a little bit cooler than that as you head to eastchester. coldest temperatures to the north and west. those winds stay beneath 10 miles per hour. we're going to be at 22 in cold spring. ocean grove at 24. 18 in milford. saturday i think we'll see clouds. let's go back. friday night we could see a little bit of mixed precipitation well outside the
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that's about it. we stay dry for the most part. saturday, overcast and 48. to be to 60 on sunday. sunday we could see winds kick all right. here's your seven-day forecast. the weekend. we begin next week in the 30s. the next couple days look terrific. let's see if that's the same case as far as your morning commute goes. >> terrific for many, particularly if you live in new jersey or westchester county or long island. we have some issues in the boroughs. we're going to start with a look at the alexander hamilton bridge. this just came in. an accident heading eastbound coming off the george washington bridge. you can see it blocks two lanes in the center. just the right and left lane getting by. delays are starting to build out there. i'll keep a close eye on it. not yet affecting the bridge. heading over to the bronx, on
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vehicle in the right lane by yankee stadium. construction still on the van wyck expressway. if you need to get to jfk airport, the grand central parkway would be your best bet. then connect to the van wyck and head down. if you're getting on the ferries today, everything looks good out there. all operating on their regular routes and schedules. more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. >> lauren, thanks very much. 5:48 now. a man in a wheelchair accused of robbing two banks in queens is expected to go before a judge today. police say kelvin dennison entered a td bank in sunnyside on monday, handed the teller a note demanding $20,000. they say he was also arrested back in july after robbing another bank. at the time, dennison was ordered to undergo mental health treatment for at least a year. he was kicked out of that program last month. an alleged con man who posed as a wounded warrior is now behind bars.
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soldier to prey on the kindness of others. the scam allowed him to rent a luxury downtown apartment and lease a new bmw. police managed to dupe him by towing his car and telling him it was evidence for a bogus shooting case. when wilson retrieved his car, they arrested him. the cable news network al jazeera america is facing its first lawsuit stemming from a documentary on steroid use in sports. you may remember "the dark side" linked linked broncos quarterback peyton manning to hgh, human growth hormone. now two baseball players have filed lawsuits. the state of new jersey now faces nearly a dozen new lawsuits trytology stop the installation of protective sand dunes. 11 home owners in point pleasant beach have filed lawsuits against the agency of
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the nassau coliseum may not reopen until early 2017. the stadium was set to reopen in mid-december of this year. nassau county executive says labor union deals delayed construction. but the union says they're not to blame. the university of kentucky men's basketball team is scheduled to play hofstra at the coliseum on december 10th. if need be, the game will be moved to the barclays center. 5:50 now. a long-time member of new york's congressional delegation is retiring. it was a surprise announcement. democrat steve israel says he will not run for re-election this year. he was seen as a possible successor to house minority leader nancy pelosi. but the congressman says he wants to pursue new passions and spend time writing his second book. representative israel represents northern long island and eastern queens. we now know who nassau county democrats are nominating to run for an open state senate seat. it is this man, assemblyman todd kaminski.
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dean skelos. governor cuomo is expected to call a special election in april. thousands of tributes are being written on facebook for a beloved member of the fdny. twenty, the dalmation, that has been the mascot for ladder 20 in lower manhattan for the past 15 years as died. she was given to ladder 20 by the rochester sheriffs department after the 9/11 attacks to help console a fire house that lost seven of its members. she was a well-loved member of that ladder company. >> surely was. they loved her. 5:51. still to come at 6:00 a.m., trader joe's sued. how some customers say they were shortchanged. then some local brides jilted. the bridal shop they say took their orders and shut down.
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welcome back. 5:54 looking at the l.i.e. it's wednesday morning, 25 degrees right now. the westminster dog show could feature two breeds of dogs that have never competed there before. the american kennel club announced yesterday that it's now recognizing the american hairless terrier and ancient north african hound. >> wow. very good looking dog. >> it looks hyena-ish. >> i hope that's not an insult. a good-looking hyena.
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you know his twitter address. let's see what's happening weather-wise. going to be a great day to walk your dog outside today. more comfortable for you and your dog. 40 degrees should be the temperature. plenty of sunshine, less wind. it's going to feel significantly better. as we head into tonight, down to 27 degrees. not as come but still we're going to be in the teens in the north and west suburbs. keep that in mind. a nice trend over the next several days. could see significant rain at some point this weekend. we'll talk about that and pinpoint it in a couple minutes. >> all right. thank you very much, dave. hey, lauren. >> hi, guys. things moving along nicely on the rails. yesterday we had problems all day long. today, so far, so good. metro north, lirr, nj transit, path, and subways doing fine. we'll take a live look outside. gowanus expressway starting to slow down past the belt merge through industry city. a lot of people out there. we have an accident on the alexander hamilton bridge. details in a few minutes.
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the midtown chick-fil-a has reopened. the popular fast food spot decided to close last week after being issued several health code violations. the restaurant was supposed to reopen monday. they stayed closed a day longer than expected. the kitchen has been cleaned, and the staff has been retrained. a bridal shop in brooklyn suddenly closed. now a bridal party is fighting to get back the money they shelled out for their dresses. isabella's wedding center closed without warning. her seven bridesmaids gowns are still on order. the bridal party paid $200 apiece for those dresses. the woman who took over the shop says she's not the only shocked customer. >> we've had at least a few people a day coming in, looking for their tuxedos, their dresses, bridesmaids dresses. they haven't been able to get it unfortunately. >> news 4 has tried tracking down the shop's owner, but we
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her. the bridesmaids are trying to get their money back working through their credit card companies. >> so much stress. very upsetting. 5:56 right now. coming up next, technical troubles for broadway's hottest show. also at 6:00 a.m., call it a twitter expansion. why the social media service could remove one of its best-known features. and if you're about to head out the door, take us with you. keep watching. download the news 4 new york app on your mobile device right now. we're back in two minutes.
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"today in new york" starts now. good morning. it's wednesday morning, january 6th. three kings day. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. chris does have the morning off. storm team 4's dave price is here with the forecast. it's amazing what a couple degrees difference makes. >> couple degrees and lower winds. a nice morning taking shape. still chilly as you head outside the city. look at our temperatures in fairfield county. westport at 14. 12 in redding. 11 in shelton. as we widen out the picture, those cool temperatures, cold temperatures still in place as you head outside of the immediate metropolitan area. in the city, we are going to trend upwards. in fact, throughout the region, a sunny day ahead for everyone. we are going to see temperatures getting to the 40-degree mark. that's nice. chilled sunshine for us at noon. 36 degrees later on this evening. bundle up.
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diminished, we still have cool temperatures to start the day. let's see how the morning commute is going. >> things are changing a little bit. no so great anymore. we're going to look at the alexander hamilton bridge. you'll see an accident out there blocking the two center lanes. just the right and left getting by. this is now starting to affect the george washington bridge. we'll hop over to the other side, heading inbound at the tolls. delays building out there. inbound upper level, it's a crawl. lower level is the way to go if you're going to head to the gw bridge. lincoln and holland also have minor delays inbound at the tolls. more weather and traffic coming up. >> thanks very much. breaking news now. the search for a missing pregnant woman in the bronx may have just taken a tragic turn. "today in new york's" tracie strahan is outside woman's home in the baychester section of the bronx. tracie? >> reporter: michael, it's become a very somber morning out here on corsa avenue. police confirmed to us that a body was taken out of this home a short time ago, and we did see examiner's van.
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was found unconscious and unresponsive unresponsive. so far, police have not released the identity of the person pulled out. they haven't said that it's andrea caruth, but that body was discovered inside of her home around 3:00 this morning. caruth is a day care worker and five months pregnant. her live-in boyfriend called her friend to say she never returned home sunday night. then another friend said she never showed up for brunch on that same day. her loved ones have been here at the scene for hours now, just waiting for word. >> it's just devastating. we grew up together, so it's like her memory is always going to be there. >> reporter: andrea caruth was pregnant with her first child. what made everything so confusing here is that her personal effects were still inside of this home. things like her wallet and her cell phone were still inside along with her car that was still in the lot. michael, the medical examiner, of course, will determine the
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female pulled from this home. right now all of her loved ones are here awaiting word to see if it is, in fact, ann dree -- andi ya caruth. back to you. >> thank you. we're following breaking news overseas. north korea says it has successfully carried out its first hydrogen bomb test. >> good morning. the u.n. is calling for an emergency session. the announcement also drawing strong condemnation from china, which is north korea's really only major ally. australia, britain, and jae pan. north korea announcing that they successfully tested a miniaturized h-bomb and that the test went off without a hitch. there was an unnatch ural earthquake on the korean peninsula that could account for the test. meanwhile, the announcement from
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applause from north koreans watching. a very typical propaganda-heavy announcement, saying the weapon will provide defense against north america and other enemies. the test deeply troubling for south korea. official there is calling for an emergency meeting. the president there asking for the military to bolster its defense. however, a south korean spy says it was not an h-bomb but rather an a-bomb that was tested. what's the difference? so they're both nuclear, but an h-bomb is potentially many thousands of times more destructive. and an h-bomb would have likely registered much higher in magnitude than what was detected. the head of the international atomic energy agency says if this is confirmed, north korea's hydrogen bomb test would be in clear violation of resolutions. darlene? >> all right. thank you so much, kerry. all right. 6:04 right now. time for weather and traffic on
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we'll start with storm team 4's dave prize as we enter the midweek section of our week. >> what did you notice when you walked out the door? >> better. >> darlene? >> same thing. a little warmer. let's not get crazy. not balmy or anything. >> no, no. we have warmer temperatures and less wind, which makes it feel more comfortable. less wind is really making the difference this morning. it feels or has felt about 10 to 15 degrees cooler when you factor in those strong, gusty winds we've had over the past 48 hours or so. much less of a factor this morning. no factor as we head through the day. a cold start though. temperatures in the teens and 20s. look in the right-hand corner of your screen. 26 degrees in the city in central park. sunny skies for us today. up above our normal high of 49. sunrise at 7:20. sunset at 4:43. right now around the area, numbers look like this. 7 in monticello.
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school, bundle up this morning. recess, play outside, fine, but wear that jacket and those gloves. when you head home, it will be nice and comfortable. after school, 37 degrees as the sun has a lower profile in the sky. make it a great day, everyone. lauren has your commute to work. >> i wish i could make it a great day for you. if you're traveling on the taconic, not so much right now. southbound there's an accident on the right lane here. delays starting to build. not too bad just yet. heading over to the deegan, a disabled vehicle by yankee stadium in the right lane. seems to be more of a southbound lane because of that. if you're getting on the rails, everything is running on or close to schedule. much better than yesterday. alternate side of the street more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you very much. 6:06. happening now, police are trying to figure out who opened fire on a chelsea street. this is west 16th between 8th and 9th avenues.
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the street was shut down to traffic as officers combed that area for clues. there are lots of police out. investigators say they're not exactly sure what happened just yet. we will keep you updated on any new information. also new this morning, police are releasing video of a man they're looking for in this attack that happened inside a bronx deli. police say it started after the victim bumped into the man inside the east tremont bo day ga on christmas eve. the man punched the 61-year-old victim, threw him to the ground, and hit him with a shopping cart. police say that man took off after the attack. fortunately, the victim was not seriously injured. in new jersey, high levels of carbon monoxide sent six people, including two police officers, to the hospital. a resident returned to a home on palisade avenue to find two people unconscious. two other people were sickened by the fumes. they were treated at hoboken university medical center. two responding police officers were taken to the hospital as well for observation. president obama likely facing a challenge in the courts
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emotional appeal to toughen gun laws. yesterday the president was teary as he recalled the young victims of connecticut's sandy hook elementary school massacre. the president was announced his expected move to expand back ground checks on gun buyers. some republicans quick to criticize this executive order. >> because gun violence is committed by criminals. and criminals don't care what the law is. >> if there's an issue related to federal gun laws, he ought to go to congress and try to forge consensus to make it happen. he doesn't have this power. >> national rifle association says president obama is engaging in, quote, political rhetoric, instead of offering meaningful solutions. in presidential politics, donald trump is questioning whether his opponent, senator ted cruz, can legally become president. trump is telling interviewers that cruz could end up in court if nominated by the republicans to run. that's because cruz was born in canada, raising certain constitutional issues. cruz answered on twitter by posting a scene from "happy days" where fonzi jumps the shark.
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report, investors bracing for another roller coaster day on wall street. cnbc's landon dowdy joins with us these details. so some of this comes from what may have happened in north korea. >> good morning. you're exactly right. stocksing come under pressure again today. futures are lower. investigators keeping tabs on news that north korea tested a hydrogen bomb today and further worries about china's economy. look for data this morning on hiring in the private sector. meanwhile, twitter may be ready to abandon its decade-old limit on the length of tweets. reports say it may expand posts from 140 characters to as many as 10,000. twitter ceo jack dorsey isn't confirming the change, but it's dropping some pretty strong hints. he says many people are already circumventing the limit by tweeting those. dorsey did exactly that on tuesday, tweeting a shot of a ten-paragraph text, which works out to be 13,000 characters. >> get your fingers ready.
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i like to tweet with correct grammar and full words. i feel like because of the limit, you have to get rid of some of the punctuation. >> we're down for it. >> i feel like i'm 95 years old saying that. thg-anks, landon. 6:09. use proper punctuation when possible. still ahead, big commuter changes could be in the works. >> reporter: i'm katherine creag live at penn station. does it need a new look, a major overhaul to be expanded? some commuters say yes. we might hear from governor cuomo about it later. details coming up. up next, a decade-long tradition stopped at a new jersey elementary school. we're going it tell you about the pledge of allegiance controversy. plus, your weather and traffic on the 4s. that's coming up. you're watching "today in new
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it's 6:13. here are four things to know
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we're following breaking news in the bronx. police have removed a body from the home of a missing pregnant woman. so far, authorities have not identified the body as that of andrea caruth, but the body was discovered inside her home around 3:00 this morning. united nations calling for an emergency session in response to north korea's claim they've detonated a hydrogen bomb. there was an unnatural earthquake on the korean peninsula. it registered about 4.8 in magnitude. it could account for that test. do not be alarmed if you see a large police response in yonkers this afternoon. police will be conducted an active shooter drill at palisade preparatory school. the jackpot up to $450 million. it could go even higher before tonight's numbers. all right. time to take a look at weather on the 4s. traffic coming up in just a moment. as we begin the day, less wind means the conditions are less brutal. as simple as that.
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rise and the winds are going to diminish. that makes for a much more comfortable forecast. gradually turning milder. i think the real change is going to begin late morning into mid afternoon. right now we begin with cool temperatures. still very cold out to the north and west. a soccer on sunday. i think saturday is going to be salvaged. not a bad day at all. right now we have 10 in poughkeepsie poughkeepsie, 16 in new burgh. 32 in montauk. 10 in morristown. 7 in bridgewater. out by the shore, 16 degrees. 26 degrees in central park right now. what don't you see? clouds. it's going to be a beautiful day today. sky conditions terrific. all the way from new england down to the mid-atlantic states and pushing down into the carolinas as well. you just see high clouds. 40 is where we'll wind up. our normal high is 39 degrees. that's where we'll top it off in poughkeepsie. 36 in month tell icello
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just a light winds, 5 to 10 miles per hour. that's going to make for a delightful afternoon, comparatively when it's stacked against the last 48 hours. tonight, back to 27. we're still cold. the coldest conditions to the north and west. southwest winds just about 5 miles per hour. that's all. still in the teens as you head to bethel and out to milford. east brunswick should be at 21. we put it together into the weekend. saturday, i think we'll call for cloudy conditions. 48 degrees. sunday, winds are going to kick up. a soaking rain upwards of an inch, but warm, 55 if not warmer. here is your seven-day forecast. look at it. lots of sunshine today into tomorrow. friday we could see a little drizzle at night, mixed precipitation in the higher elevations. saturday as we talked about, lots of clouds. sunday, that warm rain into the 30s as we begin next week. that's a quick look at your forecast. let's say hello to lauren and see if the news is as good on the commute.
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good morning, everyone. commute is going okay for the most part. we have some problems out there. on the alexander hamilton bridge, we have chopper 4 over the scene with a closer look at this accident. this is heading off the george washington bridge into new york. eastbound on the alexander hamilton bridge. two lanes shut down. you can see police activity. just the right and left lane getting by. this is really starting to jam things up at the george washington bridge. you already have a 20-minute wait into the inbound upper-level tolls at the bridge because of this accident. they're in the process of clearing it, but the damage is already done out there. head to the lower level if you can. over at the lincoln tunnel, about a 15-minute wait. over at the holland, only five. you can see one slow ride there across the inbound upper-level span of the george washington bridge. heading over to truck route 1-9 boulevard a disabled truck in the right lane starting to jam things up. on the taconic, a slow ride southbound because of this accident, which must have just
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we do have it on camera on the croton reservoir bridge. things are starting to move through there. that's much better news. we like that. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. don't forget to move your car. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you very much. 6:18 now. the fbi is trying to figure out what the san bernardino killers were doing for 18 minutes just hours after the shooting. they've put together a timeline of everything that syed farook and his wife tashfeen malik did that day. however, there's a gap about two hours after the shootings. officials say they want to know if they contacted anyone during that time. meanwhile, enrique march r quez, a friend of syed farook, is set to be arraigned in court today. the charges against marquez include providing material support to terrorists and making false statements. if convicted, he could face up to 50 years in prison.
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identify the person who's been sending anti-semitic letters in rockland county. news 4 obtained this image of one letter faxed to town halls in november. the same letter was sent to the ramapo police department last month. investigators are trying to trace the phone number used to fax the message. an elementary school in new jersey sending a 15-year-old tradition rather than face a court battle. since 9/11, students and staff at glen view elementary have said god bless america after reciting the pledge of allegiance. that changed this week after a complaint from the american civil liberties union. the school does not want to get into a constitutional or legal fight. >> we're concerned. what's next? is the pledge going to go away altogether? it says under god in the pledge. >> i support the aclu. i support them fighting for people's rights, but they're not saying jesus christ bless
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>> many children are still saying god bless america after the pledge. they won't deny those children their freedom of speech. still ahead, is something fishy happening at trader joe's? why the grocery chain is facing a new lawsuit. plus, thousands of new york city workers are about to get a big raise. we're going to tell you who is eligible. and don't forget, follow us on facebook, twitter, and instagram. michaelg4ny, darlene4ny.
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live look there at route 3 in new jersey. a college in new jersey now banning hoverboards. it's kean university. as of this week, the device no longer allowed on their campus.
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confiscate any hoverboards found on their campuses. it comes after a series of injuries and fires. the new jersey division of fire and safety is calling on all colleges to ban the boards. hamilton is the hottest ticket on broadway. so much so, an online lottery for discounted ed ed tickets crashed on its first day. the 21 front-row ticks ets went unsold. today, they're doing it again, but not online. they're trying to do a great thing, to get these $10 tickets to people who can't afford to go to broadway shows. >> you had to know if you're giving $10 tickets, you'd get a lot of people right away. >> folks, if you want a ticket to something terrific, we have free entrance to a beautiful day in the tri-state area for everybody. just enter the code news 4 new york. all right. here we go.
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chilly conditions this morning. we're in the 20s in central park. the wind is going to be much less of a factor through the day. in fact, it won't be. as we head into tonight, 27 degrees should be the temperature as an overnight low. still in the teens in the northwest suburbs. as we head through the next couple days, the warming trend continues. we'll take a look at your weekend forecast in just a couple minutes. >> all right, dave. thank you. hey, lauren. >> good morning. we have a new problem out there in new jersey. thankfully a minor one. if you're traveling on 78 eastbound in the local lanes after exit 50, there's a disabled vehicle on right shoulder. watch out for that. we're going to take a live look at the george washington bridge. the span out there. the inbound upper level really crawling. we have an accident on the alexander hamilton bridge that blocks two lanes. 30-minute delays at the george washington bridge. this is the spot to avoid. >> thank you very much, lauren. 6:25. coming up next, an update on
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following in the bronx. >> reporter: she's been missing since sunday, but this morning, the search for a pregnant bronx woman may have take an tragic turn. i'm tracie strahan live in the baychester section with an update coming up. if you're about to head out the door, take with us you. download the news 4 new york app
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breaking news. police have now removed a body from the home of a missing pregnant woman. also breaking, north korea claims it successfully detonated a hydrogen bomb. and new this morning, penn station may be on track for a major overhaul. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everybody. 6:30 a.m. on this wednesday, january 6th. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm darlene rodriguez. chris has the morning off. storm team 4's dave price here with the forecast. good morning, dave. >> good morning. we begin this half hour with good news for you. right now outside, less wind. that's a big change from the last 48 hours. still cold, but it feels more comfortable. as we head through the day, you take that lower wind speed, combine that with higher temperatures, and you're in for a nice day. 23 degrees as we walk out the door at 8:00 this morning. 12:00, 35 degrees. bright sunshine through the day.
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as we head home, 36 degrees and a really lovely night ahead. we'll have your full seven-day forecast in just a little while and a look at the weekend, where we could see heavy rains coming in our direction. right now, lauren has the commute. >> good morning, everyone. good news. we did have an accident out there on the alexander hamilton bridge that was jamming things up at the george washington bridge. the accident cleared, but the delays are still out there. a live look at that. approaches into the bridge, a 30-minute wait into the inbound upper level. only 15 to the lower. about 15 minutes inbound at the lincoln tunnel. a closure in new jersey. a stalled truck is shutting down truck route 1-9. heading out there southbound before raymond boulevard, all lanes closed here. delays building quickly. we'll have more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you. breaking news. a tragic development now in the search for a missing pregnant woman in the bronx. "today in new york's" tracie strahan has been outside the woman's home in the baychester section this morning. tracie?
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of activity out here for hours now, michael. now we're awaiting confirmation of the identity of the female body that was taken out of this home on corsa avenue, the same home where andrea caruth was last seen. we'll show you video of the 39-year-old day care worker, five months pregnant, awaiting the birth of her first child. she's been missing since sunday. that's when she was supposed to meet a friend for brunch. her live-in boyfriend said she never returned home that day. her personal effects, like credit cards and wallet, were still inside of the home. her car was still in the lot here on corsa avenue. after that body was removed from that home around 3:00 this morning, her family started to gather in this area. they spoke to us about how they felt about this latest development. >> she was a nice girl. sweet. the family want to know who do it, who do it?
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since this is the plaits where andrea caruth was last seen. and that female body then pulled out of here days later. as we bring you back live, you can see there's still a major police presence in this area. the crime scene tape still up here on corsa avenue. near her home. a police officer is standing watch on the porch at this point right now, michael. again, the latest development in this, a female body pulled out lived. back to you. >> all right, tracie. thank you. 6:32 right now. we're following breaking news in jersey city. chopper 4 over the scene. what's happening? >> reporter: darlene and michael, we first got word on this around 6:00 this morning. these are live pictures from chopper 4, first on the scene here. we have a lot of police activity in the parking lot at the exon gas station located at the corner here. there's a large police
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possibly in other locations around jersey city. we are working to confirm some details. of course, we'll get back to you as soon as we get those. live in chopper 4, back over to you. >> thank you. also breaking, we're waiting for a u.n. emergency meeting to begin. it was called by the united states and japan. now that the north koreans claim they set off a hydrogen bomb. the test explosion apparently took place near the chinese border and registered as an earthquake. north korean state tv announced what it called a successful test. south korea's government then went into emergency session. they were told by military sources the explosion was not big enough to be an h-bomb. it was more likely a less powerful nuclear explosion. today, thousands of new york city workers will get a big raise. mayor de blasio planning to announce everybody who works for the city will earn no less than $15 an hour within three years. people who work as crossing guards or building maintenance are most likely to benefit. also today, the mayor
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ambitious project to fix up the city's shelters. the mayor says he doesn't want the homeless to choose the streets over a shelter because they feel those facilities are so run down and dangerous. monitors will be sent to the city shelters to make sure that work is done. a veteran long island lawmaker is retiring from congress. in a surprise announcement, democrat steve israel says he will not run for re-election this year. the eight-term congressman says he wants to pursue new passions and spend time writing his second book. 6:34 right now. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. we're going to start with storm team 4's dave price on what's going to be a warming up wednesday, dave. >> you bet. chris has the day off, and we have good news for you, folks. the temperature, although it doesn't seem like it now, is going to be very lovely before afternoon. we have cold temps throughout the island at this point. we've got the warmest spot at jfk right now at 25. head on out to mastic beach, you're at 15.
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16 in kings park. if you widen out the picture, as you leave the city to the suburbs, you dip down into the teens and even the single digits to the far not and west. through the day today, that combination of warmer temperatures, lots of sunshine out there under near cloudless skies and lower wind speeds are going to create a very, very nice day ahead. here's how we can time it out. 23 degrees at about 8:30 depending on where you are. cooler to the north and west. recess, 35 degrees. still wear the gloves, kids. but it is going to be nice out there. 3:30 when you go home from school, 40 degrees. then after school, we dip down by a few degrees to 37. tonight, chilly again. again, windchill, a thing of the past for the time being. let's see if traffic troubles are a thing of the past. lauren has that. >> they were, and now they're back. if you're traveling on the taconic southbound, the croton reservoir bridge, reports of black ice out there. earlier, we had an accident that shut down two lanes. that cleared. now we have another one out there.
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use caution as you head out the door. otherwise, we'll talk about mass transit transit. the m-79, m-101, and m-102 buses delayed. nj transit, river line delays. metro north, lirr, path and subways doing just fine. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. your next weather and traffic update on the 4s. new this morning, a major makeover that could be in the works for penn station. "today in new york's" katherine creag is there with the details. so much talk about fixing up penn station at times. what's happening now? >> reporter: talk of a major overhaul. in fact, "the wall street journal" saying governor cuomo at some point this week might talk about a major overhaul, an expansion of penn station. it would include a modern and large waiting area for amtrak customers located in the big post office across the street.
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yesterday happened to be talking about resurrecting a billion-dollar plan to build a third lirr track that would stretch for ten miles. he has an event today in the area by penn station. the details of it still unclear. we talked with commuters who tell us penn station could certainly use a new look. >> there's so much nice space down there. they have such a great location. i don't see why they couldn't make it more of a restaurant hub, somewhere that people actually want to come, even if you're not traveling. >> they could have better restaurants, better restrooms. >> reporter: that woman we talked with told us she's going to south carolina. she spent some time here. she's riding amtrak and penn station, as far as she's concerned, isn't the worst place sh me's ever been. not exactly the most flattering thing to say about penn station, michael, but she said it's all right. it could be better, but we plan to hear from the governor a little later today on what he has planned. also, how this would all get paid for.
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>> not the worth and all right. there you go. thanks, kat. it is 6:37 on this wednesday morning. an alleged con man who posed as a wounded warrior is now behind bars. police say jeremy wilson pretended to be a former soldier to prey on the kindness of others. they say the scam allowed him to rent a luxury downtown apartment and lease a new bmw. police managed to dupe him by towing his car and telling him it was evidence for a bogus shooting case. when wilson retrieved his car, they arrested him. a san diego man says tsa agents went too far when they search his 10-year-old daughter. this patdown took place last week at raleigh-durham international airport in north carolina. agents say the girl was flagged for extra screening after a juice box in her carry-on set off an alarm. police were called to a high school basketball game in pennsylvania after a coach is caught on video allegedly headbutting a referee.
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night's game. the coach apparently angry over a call. watch there. headbutting apparently the ref. no word yet as to whether he'll face charges. the new computer system being used by connecticut's department of motor vehicles is apparently causing big problems for drivers. we've been tracking a growing number of complaints since the system was updated three weeks ago. the biggest problem appears to be drivers mistakenly being identified as not having insurance. this has caused many to have their registration suspended and fined up to $200. the dmv has now posted ways for drivers to dispute that fine on its website. and the nassau coliseum may not be open until early 2017. the stadium was set to reopen in mid-december this year. nassau county executive says labor union deals delayed construction, but the union said it isn't to blame. the university of kentucky men's basketball team is scheduled to
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december 10th. if necessary, the game will be moved to the barclays center. coming up on 6:40. after days of cleaning the chick-fil-a at 37th street, it has reopened. the popular fast food spot closed last week after getting slapped with several health code violations. they decided to do it voluntarily. the restaurant was supposed to reopen monday, but they decided to stay closed one more day to make sure the kitchen was clean and the staff was retrained properly. $450 million is now up for grabs in today's powerball drawing. that's $50 million more than lottery officials expected after no one won the $334 million prize saturday night. the one-time payout option will pay the winner more than $275 million. it is the fourth largest jackpot in powerball history. >> hope springs eternal, right? >> good luck. 6:40 now. still ahead, spring break may
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we have the details of a new airline price hike. >> your trip to south beach. and coming up next, a sign of spring in the dead of winter. see where these beautiful blossoms are making an early appearance. >> just going as a chaperon, i want to be clear. >> yeah, right. >> we'll have weather and traffic on the 4s coming up as we look there at the new jersey turnpike.
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find your sweet spot today with dunkin's chicken apple sausage sandwich. enjoy sweet apple and savory sausage together
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america runs on dunkin'. if you think you're confused by the unusual winter weather we've been having, imagine how new jersey's cherry blossoms must feel. they actually began to bloom when we had that warm winter weather. after the freeze, the blooms wilted. there's a glimmer of hope. the county arborist says if the weather stays cold, the trees could blossom again this spring. that's how we usually celebrate spring. >> strange it is. and we are finally going to now see a warming trend again.
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outside by taking a along at the beautiful shot. "today" show studios in the background. we'll hear what's on the program in just moments. in the meantime, that is the rockefeller center christmas tree. finally it felt like the winter we haven't had yet. but we're going to warm up again to above-average temperatures. right now outside, 26 degrees. mo" stly clear skies. winds are going to diminish. it is going to feel a lot less brutal out there. in fact, i think it's going to feel really nice this afternoon. gradually turning milder through the morning and into the midday. i think the next big headline we have is on sunday when we could see some heavy rains, some high winds, and temperatures between 55 and 60 degrees. up we go again on the roller coaster. right now, it's 10 degrees in poughkeepsie, 5 in monticello, 7 in sussex and bridgewater. 17 shared by white plains and bridgeport. 20 in farmingdale. look at that, 3 degrees in westhampton.
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why so cold in westhampton? the pine barrens. it's the sand and soil out there. if you want to hear more, just tweet me @davepricetv and i'll put something out on it in the next commercial break. let's look at the sky conditions in the area. clear from new england down to d.c. and the carolinas. golden sunshine through the afternoon. 40s should be the high temperature. relatively uniform. 42 in montauk. 36 in monticello. up to 39 in poughkeepsie. 38 in trenton. tonight we dip down to 27. still cooler in the north and west suburbs. the wind not much of a factor. winds out of the southwest 5 miles per hour. as far as sunday goes, we see that rain begin to move in. it is going to be a soggy, messy day. street flooding even possible. 30-mile-per-hour winds. here's your seven-day forecast. friday night we could see a little bit of precipitation. a slight chance for that. we'll call for it and keep in mind in the higher elevations we could see a little bit of mixed precipitation to start.
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worry about. saturday, i think now going to be dry. a slight chance of rain. we'll call for mostly cloud i did -- cloudy conditions. back into the 30s as we begin next week. that's a quick look at your forecast. lauren is here to get you where you need to go. >> lots of people on the roads today. we have black ice out there on the croton reservoir bridge. this is our second accident of the morning on the taconic. delays continue to build. heading over to route 80 eastbound, there's an accident after exit 28, which is the route 36 ledgewood exit. that blocks the right lane. earlier it was shut down, route 1-9 southbound with this stalled truck. now it just blocks the right lane. we also have delays building on the belt parkway because eastbound by the southern state, there's an accident that shuts down two lanes. this is about a mile or so before that. you can see it's already a slow
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if you're headed to your hudson river crossings, here's an update. george washington bridge, 45-minute wait into the upper level. back to you. >> okay, lauren. thank you. 6:47 right now. consumer alert involving something you may have in your pantry. grocery train trader joe's is being sued in manhattan federal court. the suit claims the company cheats commerce by underfilling cans of trader joe's tuna. a spokesperson for trader joe's says the company doesn't comment on pending litigation. and you will probably be paying more for your next plane ticket. delta raised its round-trip fares for domestic flights by $6 on monday. most of the country's other major airlines quickly followed suit. it is the first industry-wide price hike since last june. we're getting our first look at all the new gadgets on display at the ces, the consumer electronics show in las vegas. some of these new gadgets help you with your workout. others keep you in touch with your kitchen.
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smart suitcase. it has built-in gps, a weight sensor, even a device charger. of course, there's drones everywhere. they all have new additions and better cameras as well. i think you're going to see a lot of those. i'm excited about that suitcase. >> i know. hopefully we don't lose suitcases anymore. all right. 6:48. coming up next, former mayor bloomberg heads to court. we're going to tell you why. and follow us on facebook and twitter. michaelg4ny, darlene4ny.
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oh, wow. >> that's very, very nice. we appreciate that. 26 degrees out. 6:52. michael bloomberg back at work running his multibillion-dollar business. >> but even he, the former mayor, had to report for jury duty. he was at manhattan criminal court for two days. he even got questioned as a potential juror. the judge treated him no
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his hobbies. mr. bloomberg says he likes to study spanish and hit the golf ball. he ended up getting excused. >> i was not selected to serve, so my last experience was about 20 years ago. it was interesting. i always felt people got a fair trial. >> in the past, as the mayor referred to, he sat on two criminal cases and one civil case. but not this time. all right. 6:53. the "today" show coming up in a few minutes. we check in with matt and savannah, see what's ahead. >> good to see you. coming up this morning, breaking news out of north korea. what the pentagon is saying this morning. >> also ahead, who suffers more from sleep problems, men or women? doctor oz will join us. he'll share his take on a revealing new study and keys to a good night's rest. >> and our countdown to the golden globes kicks into high gear. we'll talk to nominees matt damon, sylvestre stallone, and
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>> any doubt it's going to be men are more affected with the sleep thing? >> yeah, there's doubt. >> how interesting. >> i think women suffer more from lack of sleep. >> let's see who's right. >> as usual, on the same page. >> exactly. you like how that works here, right? >> perfect. >> we planned that. >> thanks, guys. have a good show. up next we'll check in with dave. he'll have a look at our slightly warmer forecast. >> you're watching "today in new
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we're following breaking news in the bronx where the search for a missing pregnant woman appears to have taken a tragic turn. >> tracie strahan is in the baychester section of the bronx where this is all happening. >> reporter: we're standing by for the medical examiner's office to positively identify the female body that was discovered unconscious and unresponsive inside of andrea caruth's home. that body was found by police around 3:00 this morning. it comes days after andrea caruth was last seen. the 39-year-old day care operator was five months pregnant, waiting on the birth of her first child. she was supposed to meet a friend for brunch on sunday but never showed up. her live-in boyfriend also said she never returned home. so far, no arrests have been made in this case. back to you. >> all right. tracie, thank you. now to katherine creag at penn station. big changes in the works, kat. >> reporter: yes, indeed, darlene. and penn station, it could have
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more modern transit hub. "the wall street journal" today reporting that governor cuomo is expected at some point this week to announce a major overhaul at penn station, including a modern and large waiting area for amtrak customers in the big post office across the street on 8th avenue. governor cuomo happens to have an afternoon event around here by penn station. we're going to hear from him later. commuters say it's a good idea. back to you. >> kat, thanks very much. we want to go to breaking news in chelsea. somebody's been slashed there. chopper 4 over the scene. >> reporter: michael and darlene, good morning to you. this happened just a little while ago near the corner of 7th avenue and west 23rd street here in chelsea. you can see the police activity toward the center of your screen. police telling us a slashing o curd here just adjacent to the malibu diner. you can see the red awning there. at least one victim has been taken to the hospital in unknown condition. no suspects are reported to be in custody. the police investigation continues.
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>> all right. thank you very much. check in with lauren now. what's happening? >> we have sop up me updates. new train delays. up to ten-minute delays on the hudson line for metro north commuters, but just heading southbound through the bronx because of a disabled train. if you're getting on the roads, this just came in. an accident on route 3 out by route 17. that's causing heavy delays. truck route 1-9 southbound before raymond boulevard, just one lane getting by. things very backed up there as well. >> all right, lauren. thank you. dave, three kings day parade in east harlem. >> lovely weather for it. winds will be a nonfactor. lots of sunshine out there. temperature climbs all the way to 40 degrees. our average high on this date is 39. so that's good news. the warming trend continues through tomorrow. plenty of sun again. a couple high clouds in the sky, 44. friday night we could have some drizzle, maybe mixed precipitation in the higher
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