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>> the javits is huge already. coming up on 5:00 a.m. f you're about to head out the door, take uses with you. >> keep watching "today in new york" by downloading the news 4 new york app on your mobile device. our next hour starts right now. we have breaking news right now. a hazmat situation at a hospital, concern for the patients inside because of a leak that's outside. >> plus, police arrest three men accused in multiple armored car robberies. and after one man's tragic death, a new push to make elevators safer. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everybody. 5:00 a.m. on this friday. it's the 8th of january. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm darlene rodriguez. chris cimino is here with with the forecast. >> good morning. not a bad morning out there. fairly comfortable by january standards. temperatures in the mid and upper 30s this morning. in and around the city, that's not too bad. go north and west, there's some
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15 in danbury. it's these areas where we could see some icing problems. because of that, a winter weather advisory in effect. could get a little slippery. it's from 7:00 tonight through 10:00 a.m. tomorrow. day planner today, a lot of clouds, some sun at times. kind of a sun sandwich in between. clouds early, breaks, then more clouds late. a high temperature at 43 degrees. let's see if the commute is not bad. let's find out from lauren. >> not bad. we have a couple things going on. let's head over to route 4 westbound. there's an accident by midland avenue in the left lane with a downed pole. not really causing a delay. 202 shut down northbound between mt. airy road and mt. harmony road because of fire department activity. a spot to avoid because it's a northbound closure. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you. want to get to that breaking news happening on the upper west side. a hazmat situation at mt. sinai west hospital.
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patients who are at that hospital. it's on 10th avenue between 58th and 59th streets. "today in new york's" tracie strahan is on the upper west side with what's happening now. >> reporter: michael, still a lot of activity here on 9th after and all around mt. sinai west. a 31-year-old man jumped and fell on to an exterior oxygen line. we're showing you now what it looked like when we arrived. crews responded to a report of a morning. again, that was a 31-year-old the scene. hazmat crews have been here in the hours since responding to an oxygen leak. there was concern about oxygen getting to patients in the hospital. we haven't seen any evacuations so far. at this moment, a private oxygen company is responding to the leaking oxygen line. we've reached out to the hospital trying to get an update on where the situation stands
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again, we've seen hazmat vehicles pulling near the hospital. a lot of fire trucks as well because this is something that could be very flammable. they have blocked off a wide perimeter of this area. 59th street behind me between 9th and 10th avenue still shut down to traffic as they try to tend to the situation. back to you. >> so all the traffic coming off the west side highway, they have to go south beyond that before they can go east to west. >> reporter: and this also includes pedestrians as well. a lot of people trying to get to work behind us haven't been aree to get down the street. >> all right. tracie, thank you very much. more breaking news in manhattan. a deadly hit-and-run on the fdr drive. overnight, someone hit a 29-year-old man on the drive near 28th street. police say he was either standing in the road or trying to cross. the nypd is looking for a dark gray car that left the scene. there's also breaking news from philadelphia. police there say that they have a suspect in custody who tried to execute an officer. it happened in west philadelphia just before midnight.
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the suspect fired at an officer driving through an intersection. then he walked up and emptied his gun into that police vehicle. the officer was hit three times in the left arm but is expected to survive. police say they've busted three members of a robbery crew targeting armored cars in the bronx. one of them is a corrections officer. the men are accused of three armed robberies in the bronx last year. the first was in august. the other two in december. one led to a shootout. federal prosecutors arrested michael santiago, a corrections officer, who works in fishkill, along with kenneth smith and bruce calazzo. officials say they're still searching for other members of their crew. all right. 5:04 right now. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. let's check in with chris cimino, see where we are on our weather roller coaster. >> this feels pretty nice at 35. it will be a pretty decent day. a lot of clouds around. low clouds this morning.
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for maybe some sun and clouds come in later. in the teens in most suburbs this morning. any sun we see will lose out to clouds before the day is through. no rain to worry about for today, or snow for that matter. 49 41 by noon, 43 the high at 3:00. let's get the latest on the friday morning commute. here's lauren. >> thanks, chris. good morning. we'll talk about mass transit. all good news from there. no detours today. also, the rails are in great shape. metro north, lirr, transit, path, and subways. no reported delays or service changes. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. we'll have more weather and traffic coming up. >> thanks so much, lauren. 5:05 right now. today, one man's tragic death is the leading a call for new rules. lawmakers will push for a bill to improve elevator safety. "today in new york's" lori bordonaro is on the lower east side this morning. lori, good morning.
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many residents here in this broome street building still afraid to take the elevator. they'll be joining with local lawmakers to push for stricter regulations. last night they had a contentious meeting with the building's management. so many questions and few answers after the death of 25-year-old steven hewitt browne. he was crushed by an elevator inside 131 broome street on new year's eve. residents were told the department of buildings had inspected and approved the elevator along with two independent companies, but they could provide little information as to why it malfunctioned. local lawmakers today will be pushing for the elevator safety act, which would improve regulations. many residents here so terrified to take the elevators, they're now taking the stairs. >> i walked down for this meeting. i'm going to go walk up now. >> we're going to take this tragedy and try to make things
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>> reporter: 4 investigates learned there had been 30 311 complaints about the elevators here in the last five years. lawmakers will be joining well variety workers as well as residents here in just a little while at about 11:30 this morning to push for stricter regulations. back to you. >> all right. thanks so much, lori. authorities in california and texas have arrested two men with alleged ties to isis. one is accused of traveling to syria to fight and later lying to investigators about it. the other charged with providing material support to terrorists. both men came to the united states as refugees from iraq. and a man accused of plotting a terror attack in rochester will go before a judge today. investigators say emanuel lutchman planned to bomb a local bar on new year's day, take hostages, and kill them in the name of isis. lutchman's father claims his son is mentally ill and easily manipulated. two fbi agents are now working with suffolk county police in the investigation of ten sets of human remains found
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it's been five years since the remains were found along ocean parkway. news day reports suffolk county officials met with the fbi earlier this week. along with the fbi agents, profilers will also work up a full analysis of the killer or killers. out west, we want to the show you the scene at that armed standoff on federal land in oregon. a local sheriff met with activist ammon bundy. he asked them to leave peacefully. bundy vowed to stand his ground on that wildlife refuge. the sheriff plans another meeting and then another appeal today. south korea's responding to north korea's possible nuclear test with ear worms. that's right. south korea is blasting pop music towards the north. the broadcasts also include information about the differences in life between the two countries.
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you've been waiting to exhale over all the turmoil on wall street, this could be the day. shanghai's exchange closed nearly 2% higher overnight. that's after a week that saw trading halted twice by emergency triggers. even wall street saw huge losses yesterday. the dow down nearly ly ly 400 points. this morning, stock futures are looking up. and a selloff on wall street has taken an bite out of the apple. the world's most valuable company now trading below $100 a share for the first time in more than a year. the company's lost more than $200 billion in value in the past year. the latest concern is about the iphone 6 and 6 plus. apple is reportedly cutting production because of weak demand. in new jersey, the state is looking at a possible longer school day, and they need to declare an educational state of emergency. this would apply to districts with an overwhelming number of kids struggling to read.
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an extra 2 1/2 hours. teaches say the added instruction could be priceless. >> it's an opportunity for them to just focus in on whatever it is that they're lacking. we're talking about, you know, the future of children. we're talking about the future work force of new jersey. >> the state would provide the funding for the extra hours. right now in they're just looking at language arts. no word if any other subjects would be considered. certainly dramatic move. >> absolutely. all right. 5:10 right now. just ahead, the promise donald trump made about guns just as the president held his gun control town hall. >> my phone is ringing. >> all right. speech interrupted. who bill clinton said called him right in the middle of a campaign event for his wife. plus, storm team 4 is tracking some serious rain on the way this weekend. weather and traffic on the 4s is ahead. you're watching "today in new york." of breakfast sandwiches freshly made all day -- and now you can enjoy two english muffin
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this morning. the record powerball jackpot is already larger. it's now $700 million. it's likely to go even higher were so many people buying tickets. the drawing is tomorrow night. zulily is recalling some pajamas because they don't meet u.s. flammability standards. they were sold this past november and december. the website is offering full refunds. stamford police are warning residents about an old phone scam that appears to be making a comeback, someone calling people claiming to be with the irs, seeking unpaid taxes. if you've received a call like that, let police know. and the red carpet has been rolled out for the biggest party in hollywood. it's the golden globes. it takes place sunday night. tune in sunday night here on nbc 4 for live coverage. we're going to start with the first look red carpet at 6:00. the awards show is at 8:00.
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quiet weather out there. some clouds, to the north it's clear. the clouds will stick around for the most part today. breaks at times. drizzle of light rain moving in tonight. north and west, might be icy in some spots. damp for the weekend. not a lot of rain tomorrow. the heavy rain looks like it will come on sunday. cloudy both saturday and sunday. 35 at the bus stops early this morning. recess time, about 4i 1. 43 at dismissal time. we're in the mid-30s in the city. chelsea is 34. city isle, same thing. jackson heights coming in at 35. upper 20s in morristown. we drop off to the teens in places like sussex and poughkeepsie poughkeepsie.
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effect from 7:00 tonight until 10:00 a.m. tomorrow morning for the northern area. these are low clouds. you can barely make them out here. just about covering the city now. northern new jersey, hudson valley, connecticut, and most of long island still in the clear. there may be some sun at times first half of the day before those clouds tend to take over again. here you see a little break in the action, 1:00 in the afternoon. then the clouds kind of fill back in again as we go towards the evening hours. a dry day. tonight, watch what happens. that little area of light rain. notice to the north, the area of pink and white, there could be ice pellets, freezing drizzle. when you get west of 87 and north of 287, there's that possibility of a brief period of icing going on overnight tonight. otherwise during the day tomorrow, just spotty showers around. good part of the time not raining. more significant rain moves in on sunday. the clouds gradually thicken. about 43 today. morning drizzle tomorrow, freezing drizzle north and west. giving way to plain old drizzle
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we get to a strong southerly flow. we could get close to 60 degrees on sunday. there will be heavy showers, especially up until early afternoon. much colder again after that. only 37 monday, 40 tuesday. maybe a touch of light snow on wednesday with a clipper. stays cold and dry for the end of next week. 5:17 on the nose. let's find out about the commute from lauren. >> good morning. we have a couple trouble spots. one of them in the montrose area northbound on route 9. there's an overturned vehicle. heading over to new jersey, route 202 shut down in both directions between mt. airy road and mt. harmony road. this is all because of fire department activity. if you can head to 287, it definitely will help you avoid that stretch. here's a live look at the cross bronx expressway, where things are moving along nicely. this is what most of our major roadways look like. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. we'll have more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s.
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this morning in the "new york times," there is an op-ed from president obama about gun control. it comes on the heels of a town hall where the president talked about his decision to take action on his own. "today in new york's" kerry barrett is in the newsroom with that. he faced some challenging questions too. >> oh, yeah. the town hall was held to try and explain the president's executive action to try and curb gun violence. this is a primetime televised event. cnn hosted it. cnn fielding very tough questions not only from gun control opponents but supporters as well. trying to reassure americans that there is a middle ground when it comes to gun control. one of the center pieces of this is new federal guidance to see who is in the business of selling guns. that would allow universal background checks for everybody buying guns. you could track them. that is regardless of where that gun is purchased. the president confronting what he called the conspiracy that
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from law-abiding citizens. >> it is a false notion that i believe is circulated for either political reasons or commercial reasons in order to prevent a coming together among people of goodwill to develop common sense rules that will make us safer while preserving the second amendment. >> in attendance, ex-arizona congresswoman and victim of gun violence, gabby giffords. her husband there as well, mark kelly. it has been five years today, as a matter of fact, since giffords was shot at a meeting in tucson. we should mention that officials from the nra did not attend. also, there was a rape victim in the audience that had some really direct questions for the president as to how this new push would affect her ability to protect not only herself but her kids if she were ever in that situation again. so we'll have that for you, her
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up in the next hour. >> all right. kerry, thank you. about the same time as the president's town hall, republican presidential candidate donald trump was discussing guns at a campaign event. >> i will get rid of gun-free zones on schools. you have to. and on military bases. my first day, it gets signed. >> trump was in vermont. that's where democratic candidate bernie sanders is a senator. trump was met by some sanders supporters, who protested both inside and outside of yesterday's rally. on the stump in iowa, serious speech by former president bill clinton had a light-hearted moment. >> my phone's ringing. i'll have to call hillary back and explain why i couldn't take it. >> bill clinton was in dew buk campaigning for his wife hillary
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candidate called. the interruption got a laugh from the audience. the former president heads to seattle today for a hillary for president campaign fundraiser. the spouses always call at the worst possible time. all right. ahead, pizza is not exactly health food, but this morning there's a warning that even the box may not be good for you. and a teen hero honored for doing something remarkable. how she saved her father from
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5:23 now. in news for your health, why the box your pizza comes in could be a potential health risk. the fda is banning three chemicals that are used to keep grease and oils from seeping through things like pizza boxes, microwave popcorn bags, and fast food wrappers. the fda says long-term exposure to those chemicals could be harmful to humans and animals. according to the fda, most companies have agreed to use the substances after studies began four years ago. you think about it, right, you get the pizza, by the time you drive home, pizza is halfway through the box. >> now you have to really be careful. >> just take a piece out of the oven there, put it in the seat of your car. it's safer. >> just eat it in the car like everybody else does. >> amen. >> problem solved. >> that's a good-looking pizza in that video, too, i just want to the say. >> all right. we have some clouds and some sun mixed out there today. i think the clouds are going to
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a high of 43. no rain to worry about. a little drizzle and light rain tonight. that's in the city and nearby suburbs. well north and west could be a touch of freezing drizzle overnight tonight into early tomorrow morning. watch for icy spots. again, that's way north and west of the city. most of us, it's just damp and wet. tomorrow, same scenario. a little drizzle here and there. high of 47. sunday, much wetter, especially the first half of the day. temperatures in the upper 50s. then a wintry feel next week. >> all right. we'll take it. thanks, chris. >> i like the commute as well. we have a few new bus detours. the m-101, 102, and 103 are now on detour. we'll take a live look outside. roads look good. that's the long island expressway by the grand central parkway. you can see some lanes blocked eastbound with roadwork. it just slows down a little bit here. once you get past this, things look good. >> all right, lauren. thank you. 5:25.
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not be enough to describe a teenager who saved her family. officials say charlotte's dad was working on his truck when the jack slipped. then gasoline from the truck caught on fire. that's when the 19-year-old ran into the burning garage barefoot and lifted the truck off of her dad. then she drove the truck away so the fire wouldn't spread. she says she wants her future to include some kind of public service. >> if i can't do any of the military branches, then probably just intelligence or government or just something. maybe even fire and rescue. i don't know. right now i'm just kind of healing up and making sure that everyone in the family is okay. >> wow. the 19-year-old was awarded the citizen life-saving award from the fairfax county fire department. >> what good presence of mind to figure out how she was going to get the car off her dad. >> strong young woman. >> brave too.
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rerest cue that re rescue that unfolded here on "today in new york." hear from the first responders about how they did it. plus, what a passenger on a plane out of laguardia is accused of doing to the other people on board. >> reporter: and a leaking oxygen line has made for a hazmat situation here at an upper west side hospital. i'm tracie strahan live at the scene with details. and if you're about to head out the door, take us with you. download the news 4 new york on on your mobile device right now.
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breaking news. right now a hazmat situation at a manhattan hospital. we are live. plus, a scare in the air. a plane from laguardia making an unexpected stop. why a passenger had to be restrained and carried off. and the new rules that could be coming for uber. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everyone. it's friday morning. it is january 8th. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. storm team 4's chris cimino here with the forecast. wasn't it like 72 hours ago it was 11 degrees. >> and windchills below zero. hard to imagine in just three days we're back to at least normal or comfortable conditions. at the coast, point pleasant
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in the city, it's 36. again, temperatures a little bit above average for this time of the year from the city on south. notice to the north and west, we're still seeing teens in places like sussex, poughkeepsie, and danbury. today will feature a changeable sky, more clouds than sun, but we'll get sun from time to time. a high temperature of 43. gets a little interesting into the weekend. we'll talk about that in a little bit. let's see if the commute is quiet so far. >> yes, commute not that interesting, which we like. major roadways look good. two things that could get in your way as you head out the door. route 9 northbound in the montrose area, there is an overturned vehicle that blocks a lane. heading to new jersey, route 202 still shut down in both directions out between mt. airy road and mt. harmony road because of fire department activity. you can use local streets to get around that. more weather and traffic coming up. >> lauren, thank you. and there's breaking news on the upper west side. a hazmat situation at a hospital.
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"today in new york's" tracie strahan is on the upper west side with more. >> reporter: darlene, good morning to you. crews right now working to repair an exterior oxygen line right near the hospital. this was all caused by a 31-year-old man who jumped from the back of mt. sinai west and landed on that around 2:00 this morning. let's show you some video of the large emergency response we saw when we arrived. fire department, police, and hazmat vehicles on the scene. that line is leaking right now. they are tending to it after that 31-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene after falling on it. hazmat crews responded to that oxleak. right now we're waiting to see the status of the leak. there were concerns about how it's affecting the hospital. we're going to confirm reports that patients had to receive portable oxygen units as a result of everything that's happening here right now. 59th street between 9th and 10th avenue remains shut down to traffic as work continues on that line.
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officials from mt. sinai. we have yet to hear back from them about any evacuations. we haven't seen any around this large perimeter that they have blocked off as a result of this. we have seen crews starting to pull away from this area. it doesn't seem as if it's a dangerous situation. again, we're going to continue to bring you updates on the story as they become available. >> tracie, thank you. we have more breaking news here in manhattan. police are looking for the driver in a deadly hit-and-run. this happened on the fdr drive about 1b8g this morning. someone hit a 29-year-old man on the drive near 28th street and took off. police say that victim was actually standing on the fdr or trying to cross it. the nypd right now looking for a dark gray car. some people on a united flight that took off from laguardia are now looking to press charges after being attacked by an unruly passenger. a news 4 viewer sent us this cell phone video of police hauling a restrained woman off
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she allegedly assaulted several passengers on the flight headed to chicago. manager detroit. police say the woman may have suffered a medical condition. city council appears to be putting plans to regulate those uber cars in the fast lane. legislation could be rolled out within two weeks. today's "wall street journal" reports the app-based service may face rules similar to those that color yellow cab drivers. there's no plans to cap the actual number of cars on the street. lawmakers are still debating the fate of surge pricing, where the price goes up in areas and times of high demand. >> still looking at that. 5:34. we're going to check weather and traffic on the 4s on this friday. >> made is to friday. it's a decent one actually. kwie elt quiet finish to the workweek. 20s right now in most suburbs suburbs. these high temperatures between 40 and 45 are once again back
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we have winter weather advisories in the distant suburbs. this is from 7:00 tonight through 10:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. the possibility of a little period of freezing rain, freezing drizzle could make for icy patches overnight if you're heading in that direction. elsewhere, everybody else stays above freezing. partly cloudy now, 36 degrees current temperature. slowly climbing back to low 40s by noon. we expect a high this afternoon of 43 degrees. we'll talk more about the forecast in a bit. she's going to talk more about the commute right now. here's lauren. >> thanks, chris. quiet commute as far as mass transit goes. we have three detours out there right now. the m-101, 102, 103. ferries look good. trains look good as well. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. we'll have more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> okay, lauren. thanks. today lawmakers will push a new bill aimed at improving elevator safety. it comes days after a man died in an elevator accident on the lower east side. that's where "today in new
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so many people concerned because people depend on elevators in a place like new york. >> reporter: and maik ichael, many of the residents here are still too afraid to take the elevators. many are taking the stairs. last night they confronted the building's management about the deadly accident. there were a lot of questions and very few answers. >> it's a yes or no question! >> reporter: 25-year-old steven hewitt brown was crushed to death inside 131 broome street on new year's eve. during last night's meeting, angry residents were told the department of buildings and two independent companies had inspected and approved the elevators just weeks before. why it malfunctioned is unclear, but 4 investigates learned there had been 30 311 complaints about the elevators in the past five years. today, local lawmakers will be joining residents to impose stricter safety regulations and
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>> i pray every time when i come in and i bless it. i'm really, really afraid now. >> reporter: wavecrest management says an extensive review of the accident is under way. once again, another push for much tougher legislation happening here today in front of this building on broome street at 11:30. back to you. >> lori, thank you very much. it's 5:37. meanwhile, a 2-year-old boy is now in the hospital after falling down an elevated platform shaft inside a bronx wedding venue. it happened during a family wedding rehearsal around 7:00 p.m. last night. police say the boy named isiah was playing with his cousin when he tumbled into a shaft of an electrical riser. >> what i saw was him run towards the elevator, and he dropped. >> are you upset? >> yeah, definitely. my only son. i mean, it couldn't be worse. >> are you upset with the people here, maybe this shouldn't have happened? >> it shouldn't have happened. >> the fdny rushed to the scene to rescue isiah.
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final good-bye today for a volunteer firefighter who was murdered on new year's day. justin spite's funeral will take place in middletown. he was stabbed to death while trying to break up a fight at a new year's party. now to an update on the horrific crash we all watched unfold yesterday on "today in new york." you can see dozens of firefighters surround the mangled vehicles. rescuers were surprised to find that no one died. three people were pulled from this wreckage, including one man in a badly damaged toyota. that man was pinned inside the vehicle. he was calling for help. >> when i looked at this mangled car, i just shook my head and said, i can't believe this guy is alive and speaking. >> he wound up in the one part of the car that was not crushed. >> the driver of the toyota was released from the hospital. the two other people in the accident were treated for minor injuries.
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lawsuits brought by members of the muslim community who say they came under illegal surveillance. officers began gathering information inside mosques after september 11th. now the nypd agrees to put safeguards on those investigations. an independent attorney will oversee the probes. muslims argue they faced unconstitutional discrimination. >> this is, i think, a win not to the muslims but for the city and also for our country because we know our constitutional government is the right of everybody to worship and to practice the religion they believe in. >> the city will also pay $1.6 million in lawyers' fees. now a judge must sign off on that settlement. now to a news 4 exclusive. experts say a new jersey church destroyed by a raging fire on new year's day can be restored. just a shell does remain of the former st. mark's episcopal church in west orange. the new owners who bought it a year ago say they have insurance. it's not clear if it's going to
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however, architects say that's what it will take to save the nearly 200-year-old landmark. >> we have everything that's necessary to save a building like this. it's the money. >> it is the money. several architects plan to meet with the town and the church next week to push for it to be rebuilt and saved. the town has given the owners several weeks to try and make a decision. happening today, we expect the mother of ethan couch, the so-called affluenza teen, to be arraigned in a texas court. tonya couch was extradited from mexico. 18-year-old ethan received probation for a drunk driving crash in 2013 that killed four people. 5:40 right now. ahead, the superstar that's going to join coldplay for the super bowl halftime show. plus, don't expect to hear it often. why the dmv is saying sorry to drivers. >> wow. and weather and traffic on the 4s coming up as we look at the new jersey turnpike there by newark liberty airport. you're watching "today in new
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5:44 on this friday morning. time for weather and traffic together. not a bad start out there this morning. show you this tree for one of the last times. it comes down this weekend. i think it held its own. it was a beauty. the weather for the most part during the holiday season wasn't too bad at all. we had that little cold snap earlier this week, but that's gone. pretty shot right there. we'll miss you. another one will be back. it will seem like that. 36 36 degrees, partly cloudy sky out there right now. drizzle and light rain tonight. north and west of the city with temperatures at or below freezing, there could be a little bit of an icing issue. overall, just a damp feel to the weekend. in terms of significant rain, that's going to be from sunday morning up to early sunday afternoon. a quick hit of heavy rain possible there. temperatures range from generally the low and mid-30s in and around the five boroughs. 31 in harrison. go further north and west, it drops off. woodland park, emerson at 23.
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sussex in the middle teens this morning. across long island, 20s and 30s showing up. winter weather advisory for upper passaic, orange, sullivan, fairfield, and putnam from 7:00 tonight to 10:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. clouds from the rainmaker approaching from the west and southwest. another area of cloud cover forming because of a more easterly flow developing. these are the low clouds over us now. they may break up for a time. this is 2:00 in the afternoon. clouds back off a little bit. some breaks of sunshine. then the clouds move back in and fill in towards evening. overnight, not a lot of rain. you see the little push of light rain. notice the areas of pink and those counties in particular that have the winter weather advisory. that's why we think there could be a period of freezing rain. this is 6:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. as we go through time, it's just plain old liquid. a couple light showers, sprinkles. just a cloudy, damp day tomorrow with temperatures in the 40s.
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rain. this is 8:00 a.m. sunday morning. raining at a good clip. when you see oranges and reds, that's heavy downpours. that slides through. notice by about 2:00, 3:00 in the afternoon, the dry air starts to win on out. the cold air is going to follow behind that. for today, we're looking at relatively mild conditions, 43. just as lot of clouds around, limited sunshine. tonight, spotty drizzle. again, could be frozen precipitation well north and west of the city. everybody goes to a light rain tomorrow. heavy rain first part of the day sunday. back to cold, dry weather monday, tuesday. maybe a period of snow showers or flurries on wednesday with a clipper system heading our way. a little after 5:46. lauren scala standing by with the latest on the commute. >> good morning. a quiet commute, which is always good news. 202 shut down in both directions between mt. airy road and mt. harmony road. that's because of fire department activity. we'll take a live look at the holland tunnel on the inbound side. things moving along nicely here. all of your hudson river crossings, no delays at any of them.
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sailing here. nothing getting in your way. and we will head over to staten island. here's the staten island expressway by bradley avenue. same story here. overall in for a very nice ride as you head out. and alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. your next weather and traffic update on the 4s. >> thank you. happening today, the suspect accused of randomly slashing a woman in chelsea is due in court. kari bazemore was arrested near st. patrick's cathedral. someone recognized his cleveland indians jacket from surveillance and alerted an officer. police are trying to link him to four other attacks in manhattan and the bronx. >> we're looking back as we go forward in other cases, possibly in the bronx as well. he lives in the bronx, so we'll go forward in identifying him as well. >> bazemore has had 31 prior arrests. his family claims he has a history of mental illness. he was taken to bellevue hospital for an evaluation. in new jersey, homicide detectives are now investigating the death of a man found in a
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the car flipped on top its side yesterday afternoon in the 300 block of north 6th street. the man inside was transported to university hospital where he was pronounced dead. there's reports that someone may have actually shot him before that accident. investigators also trying to figure out how a car wound up on the tracks in front of a new jersey transit train. this was the scene after the train slammed into the car in paterson. the driver was taken to st. joseph's hospital in serious condition. none of the 400 passengers on board that train were hurt. no matter what you think of the 30-year-old javits center, governor cuomo says it's old and outdated. he wants to spend a billion dollars for a massive expansion. he even wants to add the biggest ballroom in the northeast. that's because he says the convention center is losing too many activities. >> if you want to remain competitive, you have to grow
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the competition. >> cuomo wants to break ground on the expansion project by later this year. it could be financed through exists ing resources. the connecticut department of motor vehicles is saying sorry to drivers who had their registration suspended by mistake. a recent computer upgrade caused the dmv to mistakenly identify some drivers as not having insurance. it led to their registrations being suspended. the dmv plans to have its staff working this weekend to fix the problem. the dmv also says drivers who were fined as a result of that mistake may be entitled toll a refund. >> a nassau lawmaker is asking for delays in cuts to bus service. he says residents would be left out in the cold if that happened. bus line is going to cut 11 routes later this month to close a budget gap. they've asked to delay the cuts
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the very least. it is official. mike piazza will be the second player going into the hall of fame as a met. yesterday, piazza and fellow inductee ken griffey jr. showed off their jerseys. piazza's hat will bear the mets logo, not the dodgers. >> your heart can only be in one place. for me, it's with the new york fans. as much as i appreciated coming up with l.a. and learning through that organization, i ended up here, and this was the most special time of my career. >> tom seaver is the only other met in the hall of fame. piazza and griffey will become the 311th and 312th players to be enshrined. the ceremony is set for july. on to football. we've got big news for beyonce fans because she's going to do another super bowl performance. wow. you can see why.
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february 7th show at levi stadium in santa clara, california. the show happens to be the super bowl. beyonce headlined the super bowl halftime show a couple years ago in 2013. last month coldplay also announced they would perform. that show will have two huge acts. >> absolutely. great show. >> fantastic. 5:51 right now. just ahead, some dramatic video of a driver caught in a really bad situation. watch as he realizes his car could be swept away by a flash flood. it's a girl. >> all right. a birth announcement. hear from the state troopers who helped bring a baby into the world. where else but on the garden state parkway. >> like a little flower. don't forget, follow us on facebook, twitter, and instagram. michaelg4ny, darlene4ny. you're watching "today in new york." >> and a beautiful view of the statue of liberty from chopper
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welcome back. we've been telling you about the wild weather in california. this morning we're getting a look from a driver's perspective. dash cam video shows water and debris pouring across a road. it starts slow and gets quicker. the driver is going in reverse to get away.
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when we showed this moments ago, you were saying unfortunately this is not going to be one and done for this type of weather there. >> not with a pattern like this. an el nino pattern of this strength takes a while to build up and takes a while to break down. the pattern that exists creating this high volume of storm will likely continue for at least the next couple weeks. he could drive backwards very well though. that was unbelievable. we've got clouds and a little bit of sun breaking out at times for today. kind of in between the clouds of the morning and the afternoon. late afternoon will be some sunshine. not a bad day. high temperature of 43. no rain to worry about. tonight, a little drizzle, light rain develops. mainly wet in the city, nearby suburbs. you've got to go way to the north and rest for a little bit of freezing rain, freezing drizzle. the weekend, just plan on tomorrow being a gray day. not a lot of rain. morning drizzle, maybe a stray shower in the afternoon. a good part of the time not raining. different story sunday. a soaking rain, especially first half of the day. could be over an inch of rain in parts of the area. temperatures, upper 50s.
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singing in the rain if you'd like. feel free. >> umbrella, no jacket. >> i dare you. >> well, the commute is not so bad today thankfully. one new trouble spot, but it's not that bad. on the bqe heading westbound by cadman plaza, there's a disabled truck in the right lane. not really causing a problem. we'll head to the van wyck expressway by the kew gardens interchange. this is usually pretty jam up with roadwork. today everything moving along just fine. northbound getting into this area, a little stop and go heading into hillside avenue. overall, still very nice commute this morning. >> okay, lauren. thanks very much. two new jersey state troopers helped a woman give birth on the garden state parkway. it was all caught on dash cam video. >> one, two, three, push! >> like pros there. the police say the expectant mother was being driven to the hospital by her husband monday morning. they realized they just weren't going to make it. the couple stopped on the parkway shoulder in hillside township.
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troopers alex morrow and arnaldo matteo arrived on the scene and jumped into action. >> we walk in through these doors every day, and we don't know what to expect. i definitely didn't expect to be delivering a baby. >> it was just one of those moments where we had to respond, and we did. you know, we did our job. >> did a great job. the woman delivered a baby girl. we're told they're both doing well. the troopers look unfazed. >> they do. when you hear them saying it's a girl, it's like they do this every day. no big deal. two pros. all right. 5:57 right now on this friday morning. coming up next at 6:00, a new push to crackdown on smoking in new jersey. we'll tell you about a new proposal gaining a lot of steam. also at 6:00 a.m., a big change coming to campbell's soup. why new labels will mark a first for a major food company. if you're about to head out the door, take uses with you with you. download the news 4 new york app on your mobile device right now.
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breaking news, streets are blocked off outside a manhattan hospital as hazmat crews try to get an oxygen leak under control. >> also following breaking news out of philadelphia. an officer ambushed at close range by a gunman. we'll have an update on that officer's condition. plus, encouraging news from overseas markets this morning for anyone who's had to keep a close eye on their 401(k) this week. good morning, everyone. it's friday morning. it is january 8th. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. we want to start with a check of the weather. chris cimino looking at the 6:00 a.m. friday situation. >> it's a pretty good situation for most of us. it's cold well north and west of the city. we're above freezing in town. you can really see where the cloud line is this morning. 15ing did degrees in franklin. only 11 in walpack. it's coming up from south to north.
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seeing teens. mid to upper 30s in the city and across long island it's low 30s. as a little drizzle and light rain moves in tonight, a winter weather advisory in effect further north. meantime, the rest of us, just a little bit of rain. not today. it's just cloud cover with a little bit of sun sandwiched in between. 41 at noon. expecting a high of 43. lauren has the commute. >> things still moving along nicely for the commute. we have two problems out there. one of them heading northbound on route 9. there's an overturned truck after 9a. that blocks the right lane. heading over to new jersey, we still have route 202 shut down in both directions out between mt. airy road and mt. harmony road. that's all because of fire department activity. take local streets to get around that. >> lauren, thank you. 6:01 right now on this friday morning. now breaking news on the upper west side. a bizarre chain of events has
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59th street and 10th avenue. "today in new york's" tracie strahan is there with more. >> reporter: darlene, right now the crews behind me are dealing with a ruptured oxygen line that's leaking after a 31-year-old man jumped to his death from a building behind mt. sinai west hospital and fell on it. that's affecting operations at the hospital. according to a worker at the hospital we just got off the phone with, the e.r. diverting patients at this point. a lot of crews working right now to get a handle on the situation. let's show you what it looked like when we arrived. a large presence, including the nypd, fdny, and hazmat crews trying to get a handle on things. the line was leaking, and there were fears it could be a flammable situation, and there were fears about getting oxygen to patients inside the hospital. all of this happened just before 2:00 this morning. crews remain here at the scene. 59th street between 9th and 10th avenue is shut down to traffic as crews continue to tend to
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a private oxygen company is now responding to this. they remain at the scene. in terms of evacuation of the hospital, we have not heard of any. again, mt. sinai west says they're working to deal with operations in the e.r. at this point. it's unclear if the rest of the hospital has been affected by all of this. back to you. >> tracie strahan, thank you. there is breaking news in philadelphia. a police officer there was shot and wounded in what officials are calling an attempted execution. police commissioner says the ambush happened in west philadelphia just before midnight. 33-year-old officer jesse heartnet was driving through an intersection when somebody started firing. the suspect is now in custody. the officer was hit three times in the left arm. officials say he will survive. officials in california and texas have arrested two men with alleged ties to isis. one is accused of traveling to syria to fight and later lying to investigators about it. the other is charged with providing material support to terrorists.
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states as refugees from iraq. on long island, suffolk police are getting more support from the fbi in the investigation of those ten sets of human remains found along the south shore. it's been more than five years since the investigation started along ocean parkway. news day reports two fbi agents assigned to that case. the agency will also have profilers working up a full analysis on the killer or killers. new jersey is on the verge of passing a bill that would raise the legal age to smoke. the legal age now is 19. the new bill would raise that legal age to purchase cigarettes and other tobacco products to 21. a state assembly committee approved the bill yesterday. it's expected to pass in the full assembly on monday. 6:04 right now. time for a check of weather and traffic on the 4s. a question i think a lot of people are going to ask, are we going to have to rush out and do whatever we need to do today and tomorrow? >> we're dealing with not snow at least. rain on sunday. that's going to be the day you probably want to stay inside, at
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today is quiet. just clouds and sun mixed. a lot of low clouds early this morning. 20s in a lot of suburbs. any sun we see in the middle of day will lose out to clouds during the evening hours. most highs between 40 and 45. right now, first forecast, we're looking at 36 degrees in the city. partly cloudy sky. temperatures slowly climbing back to the low 40s. we have a stormy day on sunday but a mild day. we'll talk about that and the rest of the forecast in a little bit. here's lauren if you're heading out the door. >> a pretty nice commute today. not too much going on out there, especially for mass transit. all the bus detours cleared already. no reports of delays or service changes on subways or your major commuter rail lines. ferries are fine as well. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. your next weather and traffic update on the 4s. >> thanks so much. new this morning, president obama has taken his push for gun reform to the "new york times." a new op-ed appears in this morning's paper.
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hall meeting in virginia. kerry barrett is following all of this from the newsroom. >> this was a primetime televised event yesterday. cnn hosted it. the goal was to answer questions about president obama's executive action that is aimed at curbing gun violence. the president saying he was trying to show americans that there is a middle ground when it comes to this issue. it's very contentious. while representatives from the nra didn't attend officially, there were certainly members there along with gun control supporters. the president fielding tough questions from both sides, saying it's not true he's trying to trample on the second amendment. there was a rape victim there. she was in the audience. she questioned how these changes would affect her ability to protect herself and her two young children. >> so why can't your administration see that these restrictions that you're putting to make it harder for me to own a gun or harder for me to take that where i need to be is making my kids and i less safe? >> i just want to repeat that
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proposed that would make it harder for you to purchase a firearm. you certainly would like to make it a little harder for that assailant to have also had a gun. >> now, the center piece for this executive action allows for universal background checks by tracking the people or businesses that sell guns regardless of where they do that, whether it's at a gun shop or gun show. the president also addressed the argument that this executive action won't end all gun violence. he made a comparison to the auto industry, saying that seat belts don't prevent deaths or serious injury in every car accident, but they have dramatically reduced them since seat belts have been made mandatory. he says that is the goal in this instance as well. darlene? >> kerry barrett in the newsroom. thank you. now donald trump is speaking out against the president's gun control efforts. he did it at a campaign stop just about the same time as the president's town hall.
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zones on schools -- you have to -- and on military bases. my first day, it gets signed, okay. >> trump was in vermont. that's where he was met by protesters as well. democrat hillary clinton answered trump's call for an end to gun-free zones by tweeting, quote, we deserve better. the "today" show will have much more on trump's controversial comments ahead in a live report at the top of the hour. 6:08 right now. the nypd will put an independent monitor in place as it settles two lawsuits brought by the muslim community. this involves the police surveillance of mosques after september 11th. the city was sued in federal court. now the nypd will put time limits on certain investigations and an independent attorney will oversee those probes. in new jersey, the town of west orange is telling the owners of a landmark church that was destroyed by fire to shore it up or tear it down. just a shell remains of the st. mark's episcopal church.
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smurns insurance, but it's not clear if it will be enough to rebuild it. some architects plan to go to the town next week to lobby to save the nearly 200-year-old church. 6:08 now. in this morning's cnbc money report, some positive developments from investors as they're trying to rebound from this week's roller coaster ride on wall street. landon dowdy joins us with those details. one day we're worried about the whole chinese economy. and the next day not so much? >> it's a roller coaster ride. that's exactly what 2016 has been so far. after a wild week, cooler heads may prevail in the markets today. stock futures point to a higher open today. china's main markets were calm overnight. regulators there doing away with the circuit breakers that halted trading on thursday. china's currency strengthened today. wall street could be set up for a rebound following the worst four-day start to a year ever. the u.s. markets, as measured by the s&p 500, have seen more than $800 billion in value wiped out this week.
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monthly jobs report, which could show companies kept to hiring at a steady pace in december. and mean while, apple crashes out of the $100 a share club, falling below that mark for the first time in more than a year. while it's still the world's most valuable company, apple has lost $200 billion in market cap in the past 12 months. investors are concerned after reports emerged this week apple was cutting iphone shipments due to soft demand. it's concerning because apple gets the majority of its profits from iphone sales. >> it is a concern. i mean, i'm actually surprised to hear it. i think we were all surprised to hear at first that apple was having any issue at all. >> everywhere you turn, everybody's got an iphone. >> there you go. landon, thank you so much. >> happy friday. coming up next, some new jersey students may be spending more time in the classroom. we'll tell you what's behind a new push to extend the school day. and then we have a new push to ease parking headaches that stems from new york city's booming film business and the
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what you soon may be able to do when a film crew shuts down your street. >> plus, your weather and traffic on the 4s is coming up.
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it's 6:13. here are four things to know this morning. stamford police are warning residents about an old phone scam that appears to be making a comeback. someone is calling people claiming to be with the irs, seeking unpaid taxes. if you've received a call like that, let police know. zulily is recalling some pajamas because they don't immediate u.s. flammability standards. they're offering full refunds. a commuter alert. the bayonne bridge will be closed this weekend for a construction project. the closure starts at midnight tonight. the bridge reopens 8:00 a.m. on sunday. the record-breaking powerball jackpot now $700 million. expected to grow even bigger, if that's possible, before tomorrow night's drawing.
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6:14. if it goes to a billion, all new signs are going to have to be purchased. weather headlines for today, a lot of clouds out there. some sun at times. clouds for the most part will stick around. could be a little drizzle, light rain tonight and tomorrow. for the most part, it's liquid. north and west with temperatures at or below freezing, could be a little icy. a damp weekend is coming our way. saturday, tomorrow, not a lot of rain. more just that nuisance damp feeling with a little drizzle or a shower. sunday, that's the real soaking rain. school day forecast today, no rain to worry about for the kids at the bus stops this morning. mid-30s. about 41 at recess time. 43 at sis dismissal time. after-school activities, temperatures around 40 degrees. here's where we're concerned. sussex, putnam, orange, passaic, and fairfield counties, there could be a period of freezing rain. that's anywhere from 7:00 tonight to 10:00 a.m. tomorrow. not a big deal, but it could
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and west of the city. 36 in the park right now. 33 in farmingdale. 31 in bridgeport. 16 in danbury. 14 in sussex. we're looking at mid and upper 30s in central and southern new jersey. clouds creeping in from the south and west. low clouds coming in from the south and northeast. we zoom in a little closer here, and you can see low cloud cover approaching long island. that's the way this day is going to play out. i think a lot of clouds, limited breaks of sunshine. the clouds will eventually thicken up to make it overcast. 43 the afternoon high temperature. we're back above normal again. yesterday's high was 46. little drizzle overnight tonight. could be some freezing rain or freezing drizzle well north and west. notice that line where the pink shading is. that's the line where we think there could be frozen precipitation. generally speaking, upper 40s in the afternoon. on sunday, here comes that soaking rain. heavy showers are likely the first half of the day. upper 50s to near 60. we could see as much as an inch of rain or more in some locations.
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local street flooding a possibility. it comes with unseasonably warm temperatures. 60 not out of the question in some spots on sunday. back to highs in the 30s on monday. 40s on tuesday. watch for a few flurries or snow showers on wednesday. let's get back to lauren. how is the commute moving? >> a bunch of things have just popped up. we're going to head to long island. right now on the northern state parkway, this is westbound. you have an accident that shuts down the left lane. delays are starting to build. we also have reports of an accident westbound on the l.i.e. pretty much in the same area. this is between willis avenue. it is a slower ride. i'll keep you posted on both of those. also problems on the van wyck expressway. we'll take a live look outside at that. you'll see a very slow ride northbound. there's a disabled truck in the left lane. this is out by the kew gardens interchange.
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two lanes squeaking by through there. i'll keep you posted. we also have an overturned vehicle on route 9 northbound after 9a in the right lane here. otherwise, the roads are doing okay. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. your next weather and traffic update on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you. in news for your health this morning, three chemicals used for years in certain food containers are now banned by the fda. the chemicals help keep grease and oils from seeping through things like pizza boxes, fast food wrappers, and microwave popcorn bags. the fda now says long-term exposure to the chemicals could be harmful. according the fda, most companies agreed to stop using the substances after studies began in 2011. one of the largest food companies in the world is taking a stand on genetically engineered ingredients. campbell's soup says it will begin to list gmos on some package labels. campbell is the first major food company to announce the voluntary labeling.
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v8, and peppridge farm products. in new jersey, a longer school day may be in store for some students not making the grade. lawmakers are looking at districts with an overwhelming number of kids from kindergarten to third grade that are struggling to read. those students would be required to stay after school for an extra 2 1/2 hours a day. the president of newark's teachers union said that added instruction time could be priceless. >> it's an opportunity for them to just focus in on whatever it is that they're lacking. we're talking about, you know, the future of children. we're talking about the future work force of new jersey. >> the state would provide the funding for those extra hours. right now they're looking at language arts only. no word yet if other subjects would be considered. part of the school day in new jersey may soon include recess for students kindergarten through fifth grade. recess would be at least 20 minutes long.
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kids to be active and cultivate social skills. the bill now goes to governor christie. i've even found younger children sometimes in a nursery school, where the recess isn't necessarily built in, teachers decide they need a break, everybody needs a break. we need to go outside and reset and expend some of that energy. >> absolutely. all right. 6:20 right now. which part of our area is finally going to get their own shake shack. plus, an apology from connecticut's dmv. we'll tell you why the agency is issuing a mea culpa to drivers. and don't forget, follow us on twitter, facebook, and instagram. michaelg4ny, darlene4ny.
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beautiful view there of times square at 6:24. if you own a car in new york city, you've seen the signs on lamp posts saying a film crew is coming or shooting that day. then you have to hunt for a new parking space. state assemblyman joseph of brooklyn says he feels your pain. he's proposing that alternate side of the street parking rules be suspended. that would happen in a six-block radius of where these film shoots are taking place. always been a debate in the film industry. so vital to new york city and the business and jobs it provides. but people say it can be really disruptive. >> and it's not fair to the average woman or man who's just trying to go about their daily
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their car. i think that's great. what say you? >> i mean, sk of course i think it's a great idea. they put those signs up on one block, but they're going to have to change the rules for six blocks. they're going to have to denote that for people. we'll see if it works out. >> six-block radius. >> as they shoot the lauren scala story. >> right. that could go on. forget it. >> with jennifer garner. >> michael and i would be done in 15 seconds. looking at changes heading our way towards the weekend. milder temperatures, but it will get damp. a lot of clouds and some breaks of sun a possibility from time to time today, especially in the midday hours. the clouds are going to fay take over before the day is through. might be a touch of freezing rain well north and west of the city tonight. otherwise, tomorrow just a gray day. not a lot of rain. the soaking rain comes on sunday, especially the first half of the day with temperatures quite warm, back into the upper 50s. do not get used to that. it will turn colder next week. >> okay.
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>> one week at a time. hey, lauren. >> we're starting to see more and more problems as the commute goes on. we have a new disabled vehicle out there. this is on the bqe. we'll take a look at a map quickly. that blocks the left lane. delays are building in both directions out there. then we also have another disabled vehicle, this one on the van wyck expressway. we have ed hughes live in chopper 4 out there with the van wyck. this is northbound out by the kew gardens interchange. that's blocking the left lane and causing some delays out there. we'll couldn't to keep a close eye on this. problems on long island as well. mo on that coming up. >> all right, lauren. thank you. 6:26. coming up next, an jupt update on the breaking news we've been keeping a close eye on this morning. >> reporter: an early morning hazmat situation has affected operations at an upper west side hospital. i'm tracie strahan live at the scene with details on what led to this. >> reporter: i'm lori bordonaro live on the lower east side, where some lawmakers will be pushing for striker elevator regulations. this after a man was crushed to death inside this apartment
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crews try to get an oxygen leak under control. a plane from laguardia makes an unexpected stop when passengers are forced to restrain a fellow traveler. and why the city council may be ready to create new rules for uber and other ride-hailing apps. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everybody. 6:30 a.m. on this friday. it's january 8th. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm darlene rodriguez. let's check in with chris cimino looking at these temperatures in the 20s here in the city. >> well, so far, so good. it's pretty kwie quiet. >> or 30s, i'm sorry. >> she just picked a number. >> you can do that this morning. actually, look at this. it's 28 in farmingville but 36 in northport. really depends on the location. if you're close to the water, it's a little milder. where it's cloudier, it's milder. sussex, it's 14. 16 in danbury.
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i'm trying to make darlene right in some shape or form. >> thank you. >> they're all out there. winter weather advisory in the northern suburbs. clouds today, some breaks of sun. about 41 at noon. forecasting a high today of 43ing did. rest of the weekend forecast is coming up. we have some issues now occurring on this friday morning commute. >> one problem on the van wyck expressway. we'll take a live look now. chopper 4 over the scene. ed hugh out there. a truck there, part of it on the median. they are working on clearing that. this is northbound out before exit 11, just after the kew gardens interchange. before you get to jewel avenue, the delays are extensive. expect a slow ride through here. head to the grand central parkway if you can as an alternate option. as you can see, just not a fun ride through here. we also have delays if you're headed towards the george
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we have a disabled truck out there on the outbound lower level that's causing delays across the alexander hamilton bridge. we'll have more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you. we want to the get to breaking news now. a hazmat situation at a hospital has a section of 59th street closed off on the upper west side. tracie strahan has been there. they've been dealing with the situation for some time now. >> reporter: that's right, michael. i'm going to start with an update. according to police, the oxygen leak that led to this extensive contained. crews are working on that exterior line that was ruptured when a 31-year-old man jumped from a building on to it. it affected operations at mt. sinai west hospital. we'll show you video of the large presence when we arrived. this all went down around 2:00 this morning. that 31-year-old man, who's not yet been identified by police, scene. in the hours afterwards, a large presence tried to contain that
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west to divert incoming ambulatory traffic. they had to get a handle on the e.r. as well. they had temporary oxygen for the patients that needed it at the hospital. that was never a concern. but the fdny was on hand to make sure nothing was flammable and that situation didn't get out of control. 59th street between 9th and 10th avenue remains shut down to traffic behind me, but as all of this has been contained, michael, we have seen people walking past this area. that is okay at this point. again, that 31-year-old man that jumped on to that exterior oxygen line and ruptured it, not yet been identified. back to you. >> okay, tracie. thank you very much. new this morning, police are searching for a driver in a deadly hit-and-run on the fdr drive. investigators responded to the scene near 28th street just after 1:00 this morning. they say a 29-year-old man was hit, and the driver took off. according to police, the victim was either standing in the road or trying to cross.
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they say they're looking for a dark gray vehicle. in new jersey, police are investigating what killed a man found inside a crashed car in newark. we're told homicide detectives are now on the case. the car flipped on top its side on the 300 block of north stick street. the man was pronounced dead at university hospital. there are reports he may have been shot before the accident. some people on a united flight that took off from laguardia are now looking to press charges after they say they were attacked by an unruly passenger. news 4 viewers sent us a cell phone video of police hauling a restrained woman off the plane. she allegedly assaulted several passengers. this was on a flight headed to chicago. the pilots made an emergency landing in detroit. police say the woman may have suffered a medical condition. if you ride in those uber cars, you could see changes down the road. the city council is putting the final touches on a bill to regulate the app-driven service. today's wall street journal reports lawmakers will not cap
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streets, but they could implement rules similar to those that cover yellow taxis. that may include increased accessibility for the disabled. 3u6 6:34 right now. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. check in with chris cimino. the weather is head up, but not quite yet. >> the morning is still chilly. suburbs still in the teens. 20s and 30s for the rest of us. a lot of clouds around early. breaks in between. then more clouds late. as i said, 20s on average in most suburbs. any sun we do see in the middle of the day will eventually lose out to thickening cloud cover. a pretty quiet finish to workweek today. no rain or snow for that matter to worry about today. later on tonight, a little drizzle gets going. 36 right now. 35 by 8:00. 41 by noon. 43 by 3:00 as the clouds thicken up towards the day's end. the complete forecast coming up. a look at the commute right now. more red flows on that map.
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a couple problems to talk about. one of them, this accident on the morn state parkway. this is westbound by roslyn road. leave yourself extra time if you're headed that way. we had some heavy delays on the l.i.e. in this area as well, but they're starting to ease out. also a slow ride on the bqe southbound there's a disabled vehicle in the left lane. delays almost back to the williamsburg bridge. here's your commuter checklist. if you're getting on the trains, subways included, no delays or service changes. your next weather and traffic update on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you. in the bronx, a 2-year-old boy is now in the hospital after faulting down an elevated platform shaft inside a wedding venue. this happened during a family wedding rehearsal about 7:00 p.m. last night in throgs neck. police say the boy named isiah was playing with his cousin when he tumbled into a shaft of an electrical riser. >> what i saw was him run towards the elevator, and he dropped. >> are you upset?
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my only son. i mean, it could be worse. >> are you upset with the people here? maybe, you know, this shouldn't have happened? >> it shouldn't have happened. >> the fdny did rush to the scene to rescue isiah. he is expected to be okay. 6:36 right now. this morning, lawmakers will unveil a new bill aimed at improving elevator safety. it follows a town hall meeting following the elevator accident that took a man's life on the lower east side. lori bordonaro is live outside the building where that tragedy happened. >> reporter: so many residents here still afraid to take the elevators. today they will be joining with local lawmakers to push for stricter elevator regulations. last night residents here had a very contentious meeting with the building's management. a lot of questions and few answers after the death of 25-year-old steven hewitt brown.
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inside 131 broome street on new year's eve. during the meeting last night, residents were told the department of buildings had inspected and approved the elevator, but little information was provided as to why the elevator malfunctioned. local lawmakers today will be pushing for the elevator safety act, which would improve regulations. many residents here are so terrified to take the elevators, that they're taking the stairs. >> i walked down for this meeting, and i'm going to go walk up now. >> we're going to take this tragedy and try to make things better. >> reporter: and 4 investigates learned there had been 30 311 complaints about the elevators here in the last five years. once again, lawmakers will be joining well variety workers as well as a lot of angry residents here. they'll be joining at about 11:30 and trying to push for that stricter regulation. back to you. >> lori, thank you. happening today, firefighters, friends, and loved ones say good-bye to justin
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spites was stabbed to death while trying to break up a fight at a new year's house party. police right now still looking for his killer. also happening today, the man accused of randomly slashing a woman in the face in chelsea is expected in court. kari bazemore was arrested near st. patrick's cathedral. somebody recognized his cleveland indians jacket from surveillance video and alerted an officer. police are trying to link bazemore to four other random attacks in manhattan and in the bronx. the connecticut department of motor vehicles is apologizing tost t drivers whose registrations were suspended by mistake. the dmv blames the problem on a recent computer upgrade that mistakenly identified some drivers as not having insurance. the dmv says drivers who were issued fines as a result may be entitled to a refund. dmv will have its staff working this weekend on fixing the problem. on long island, nassau county legislator is asking for a delay in cuts to the inner county express bus service.
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routes to close a budget gap. the changes take effect later this month. he says riders should not be left out in the winter cold, so he's asking county executives to delay those cuts until after the winter ends. people living in westchester county are not going to have to drive as far to get a shake shack burger fix. there's a new shake shack coming to yonkers. the new location is slated to go in the cross county shopping center sometime this year. however, no opening date is set. the journal news reports it will be across from the fashion store zaro. we're both familiar with this mall. >> i know exactly where that is. if you walk right through, you hit it immediately. got that. all right. 6:40 right now. coming up next, we'll tell you which huge star is joining the super bowl halftime show. and later, two new jersey state troopers will tell quite a
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welcome back. looking out from the top of the rock. 35 degrees. it's friday morning. 6:43. final preparations are under way for sunday's 73rd golden globe awards. corinne foxx is this year's miss golden globe. she helped roll out the red carpet in los angeles. the golden globes honors the best in television and film. ricky gervais is back to host this year's awards. coming up on the "today" show, matt will sit down with gervais to see what the comedian has planned. we're told he's apologized in advance. nbc 4 will have live coverage sunday night. it begins with the first-look
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leading up to the awards show at 8:00. >> all right. 6:44. apologize in advance. meteorologists might want to think about that. we have some clouds out there this morning. we'll get breaks from time to time in the middle of the day. i think the clouds will stick around and win out before the day is through. no rain today. a little light rain and drizzle joef overnight tonight. a damp weekend coming up. temperatures this morning, low to mid-30s in and around the five boroughs. generally between 30 and 35. then it drops to the teens. sussex, poughkeepsie, danbury all in the teens this morning, where the clouds are thinner. you can see the clouds coming in from the west. if you look closer, there's cloud cover trying to come in from off the atlantic ocean. that's because of the onshore flow that's taking shape. probably going to be cold enough when that light rain and drizzle moves in later on tonight in upper passaic, sussex, pike, sullivan, orange, putnam, and fairfield counties, especially away from the coast, to produce
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a little sleet, or freezing drizzle, making for icy patches through the overnight hours. we get some breaks in the cloud cover at times this afternoon. then toward evening, the clouds thicken back up again. in terms of the rain, it's still sitting off to the south and west of us. this batch of rain moves in and over the city as rain. up to the north, you can see hints of ink pink still up there. during the day tomorrow, no the a lot going on. a little bit of light green showing up. most of the time, it's not raining tomorrow. but it is cloudy and gray and kind of damp. the rain, the heavy stuff, look at this. by 8:00, 9:00 sunday morning, it's pouring in central new jersey, getting closer to the city. that sweeps across the city during the afternoon. we'll pivot that last bit of rain out mid to late afternoon in most areas, and it clears out by sunday and turns colder. it will be a stormy sunday indeed. heavy downpours, over an inch of rain possible through a good part of the area. could see wind gusts over 30 miles an hour. street flooding possible. good news about sunday, we expect a high temperature
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that's gone by monday buzz a strong cold front brings in chilly weather. monday, tuesday dry, upper 30s to around 40. maybe a clipper with a touch of light snow or flurries on wednesday. we'll watch that. back to the mid -30s on thursday with sunshine. she's watching the roads for us right now. here's the latest from lauren. >> good morning, everyone. pretty big delays out there on the van wyck expressway. we have chopper 4 live over the scene of this accident. ed hughes up there for us. this accident involving a pickup truck. the pickup truck was on the median out there. they just were able to move it back on the roadway. just one lane getting by. this is northbound after the kew gardens interchange. this is what you're going to run into. those delays are extensive on the van wyck this morning heading northbound. if you can avoid this at all costs, i highly recommend it. heading over to some other problems we have on the roads. we have route 9 shut down northbound after 9a as well as the southbound lane, left lane blocked. this is all because of an overturned tractor trailer. they're in the process of
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heading over to the bronx, on the gw bridge heading into new jersey, outbound lower level, a disabled vehicle blocks the right lane. delays go back about to 3rd after right now, heading webb ing ing westbound on the cross bronx. also an accident on the major deegan by willis avenue. that blocks the right lane. if you're getting on the northern state parkway westbound, this accident still out there by roslyn road in the right lane. the l.i.e. is not too much better in this area. take your pick. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. back to you. >> okay. thank you so much, lauren. meanwhile, new york's bravest answered the call to rescue an injured animal in lower manhattan. a firefighter who also happens to be a licensed wildlife rehabilitater went up to rescue the hawk. it will now be nursed back to health and released into the wild. and happening today, mets hall of fame electee mike piazza heads to the top of new york
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he's going to appear at the observatory on the 86th floor of the empire state building. yesterday, piazza and fellow electee ken griffey jr. showed off their hall of fame jerseys. griffey will go in as a mariner. piazza's plaque will have a mets cap on it. he'll be just the second met enshrined at the hall behind, of course, the great pitcher tom seaver. some big news for beyonce fans. brace yourselves for another super bowl performance. pepsi says the 34-year-old singer will perform at its february 7th show at levi stadium in santa clara, california. beyonce headlined the super bowl halftime show in 2013. last month coldplay also announced they would perform at the show. going to be fantastic. she delivers every time. 110%. >> they'll perform together too? >> i think so. up next, we'll check on a special delivery. it just couldn't wait.
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two new jersey state troopers helped a woman give birth on the garden state parkway. >> and this was all caught on dash cam video. >> one, two, three, push! >> you hear the officers there. police say the expectant mother was being driven to the hospital by her husband monday morning. they realized they weren't going to make it. the couple stopped on the parkway shoulder in hillside township. they called 911. troopers alex morrow and arnaldo matteo arrived on the scene and jumped right into action. >> we walk in through these doors every day, and we don't know what to expect. but i definitely didn't expect to be delivering a baby. >> it was just one of those moments where we had to respond, and we did our job. >> the woman delivered a baby girl, and we're told they're
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>> they were unbelievably calm. it truly is the last place you want to have your baby. >> the garden state parkway. i don't see why not. >> nothing against new jersey or anything. i'm just saying. let's check in on the "today" show coming up in a few minutes. >> even in springtime, darlene? >> i guess. i don't know. i guess it works. >> turnpike is much better. >> exactly. those guys are rock stars. such a great story. good morning to you both. coming up on the show this morning, two refugees with alleged ties to isis arrested right here in the u.s. this morning what authorities believe those suspects were trying to do as they face a judge for the first time today. also ahead, is your fitbit essentially worthless? the major new lawsuit that claims the popular fitness device does not work as advertised. and matt's live in los angeles this morning. final preparations under way for sunday night's golden globes. he'll have a preview as he also goes one on one with returning host ricky gervais.
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the delay on for sure. >> apologizing inned a ed a advance for making people uncomfort potential. >> i like the transparency. coming up, chris will give an update on the possible freezing rain heading our way.
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6:57 now. breaking news in brooklyn. a fire in flatbush. >> ed hughes over the scene in chopper 4. ed? >> reporter: michael and
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just after 6:30 this morning. this is 535 east 28th street here in flatbush. the fire started in the basement and worked its way up to the second floor. you can see firefighters there on the first floor and now on the second floor on the rooftop, trying to vent it out. no word on injuries or if anybody was in the house. of course, the streets in this area are going to be shut down. if we get any more updates, we'll bring you up to date. i'm ed hughes. back down to the studio. >> ed, thank you. now an update on other breaking news. a hazmat situation at a hospital on the upper west side. >> "today in new york's" tracie strahan is there. >> reporter: let's start with an update once again. a hospital official tells me the e.r. has reopened at mt. sinai west hours after an oxygen line ruptured, causing things to shut down for a time. let's show you video of the emergency response here. that oxygen line ruptured after
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death here around 2:00 in the morning. the oxygen leak has been contained. they will keep 59th street shut down as they tend to that line. back to you. >> tracie, thank you. let's check in with lauren, see what's happening. >> still have problems on the van wyck expressway. this accident shuts down the left lane -- oh, it may have just cleared. love when that happened. things should be moving along a little better. still have your residual delays out there. on route 9, all lanes still shut down northbound after 9a because of an overturned tractor trailer. southbound, the left lane is blocked. >> okay, lauren. thank you. chris? >> clouds are trying to roll in. looks like a cloud shelf right behind us. later on tonight as some light rain and drizzle moves in, there could be frozen precipitation. sussex, passaic, orange, putnam, fairfield, sullivan as well. a winter weather advisory from 7:00 tonight through 10:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. high temperatures today, low 40s.
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