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this is ground control to major tom >> breaking news overnight. the loss of a music legend. famous for much more than his voice. david bowie has died. also this morning, police make several arrests in a sickening crime that has outraged a community, a gang rape in a brooklyn park. and this morning, hollywood star sean penn facing questions over a secret meeting with one of the world's most wanted men. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everyone. it's monday morning, january 11th. i^a'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. storm team 4's chris cimino is here with the forecast. >> the weekend was mild and wet.
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yesterday, but we're down to the 30s this morning with gusty winds. at the freezing mark in morristown and just below it in sussex. seeing gusts of 30 miles an hour at jfk and laguardia. throughout the area, generally between 20 to 30 and close to 35-mile-per-hour wind gusts. the temperatures that are in the 30s feel more like the teens and 20s. day planner, it will be a bright day, sunny day, just bundle up. brisk and blustery throughout. 36 the expected high this afternoon. feels like a monday morning, lauren, in a lot of ways. >> certainly looks like one, chris. he really did walk into a wall. if you're heading out the door, no walatls in your way, but we have an action on the grand central parkway eastbound. heading over to the hamptons, we have dune road shut down in both directions right now between post lane bridge and lighthouse road because of flooding. we'll have more weather and traffic coming up.
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breaking news overofght, music legend david bowie has died just days after turning 69. bowie's been out of the public eye for years. it's been ten years since he last performed live at a charist convert here in new york. his mark still felt here, especially at the new york theater workshop, where a david bo e musical is one of the hottest tickets in town. "today in new york's" tracie strahan is at the theater this morning. >> reporter: darlene, this took so many peoplevoy surprise, waking up to hear this news. david bowie's name is still on the poster and gets top billing for "lazarus." this is a musical he created. even the show's star, michael c.
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sought out because of david bowie. this is certainly how david bowie came to fame, that ballad "space oddity" in 1969 with the main character major tom. david bowie made his mark with hits like "fame," o ebel, rebel," "change," and pop hits like "modern love" and "let's dance." you're look right now at david bowie's last video "black star," which is an album just released on friday, which was also david bowie's 69th birthday. his son confirmed the news via twitter with a picture of he and his father saying, very sorry and sad to say it's true. i'll be offline for a while. love to all.
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iman in 1992. we want to take you live now to david bowie's residence in new york city, where already even though this news just broke, you can see candles and flowers being left by fans who are really from all over the world, even british prime minister david cameron said that david wie's death was a huge loss. so many people tuning into the radio this morning trying to hear all of his hits that a lot of the stations are starting to play right now. not just on rock radio but pop radio, even hip-hop stations. a lot of the hip-hop artists in the '80s and '90s sampled david bowie from "fame" to "let's dance." a veryig loss to the music world. >> it really is, tracie. as we were watching your story, we're looking at these videos, remembering which songs are our favorite. it t es you back to that point in your life. >> reporter: an album era, of
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he was really an icon in the '80s of mtv. forever and ever. we'll have more on his life coming up. >> tracie strahan, thanks. stay with us all morning as reaction to the news of david bowie's death comes in. head to nbc wyork.com ad.ny time to read more about his career and legacy. we're learning now the u.s. winjll formally seek extradition of the drug kingpin el chapo guzman. the fugitive was recaptured friday. he faces drug charges in several cities, among them new york. mexican authorities found guzman by tracking the actor sean penn. penn secretly interviewed guzman for "rolling stone" magazine. now the mexican government would like to speak with sean penn. all right. 4:35 right now. we'll check weather and traffic starting with chris cimino. >> good morning. a distinct chill has returned to the air on this monday morning with a strong and gusty wind out there out of the north and west, ushering in those colder temperatures. plenty of sunshine expected for
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high temperatures only back into the mid-30s this afternoon. yesterday we were between 55 and 60 in most of the area. the winds will weaken by the time we get to tonight. right now we're at 34 degrees. just some patchy clouds early. look for a good deal of sunshine through the afternoon. it stays windy. high temperatures getting into the mid-30s. update on the morning commute, how is it looking, lauren? >> things look good out there. we have some weekend track work still happening on the 7, a, f, and n lines. expect delays and service changes. if you're getting on the buses, no detours for a change. all running on their regular routes and schedules. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. >> lauren, thank you very much. right now, four teenagers are in custody, charged in a crime that's caused outrage and unease in brooklyn, a gang rape that took place in a park. "today in new york's" jen maxfield is in brownsville with what we know now about this investigation. jen?
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first i want to get to the suspects. two of the suspects turned themselves in here at the 73rd precinct. police arrested the o er two. one suspect is still at large. all five of the suspects are juveniles. the youngest is just 14 years old. this surveillance videa shows the teens in a deli in brownsville. the parents of two of the young men turned in their sons to police after that video was released. police say the 14-year-old, two 15-year-olds, a 17-year-old, and another young man gang raped a young woman in osborn park in brownsville friday night. the 18-year-old was with her father. police say one of the suspects pointed a gun at the father and ordered him to get away. he came back with two police officers, but it was too late. a community rally is planned for later today. >> you cannot rape a young lady in our community and think you're going to get away with it. i don't care how old you are, you will go to jail. >> reporter: that community rally is
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be happening near osborn park later this morning. the victim, we're told, was treated and released from kings county hospital. the four suspects in custody are being questioned at this time. there's no word yet, though, on whether they will be charged as adults. now back to you in the studio. >> thank you very much. we have surveillance vehicle involved in a deadly hit-and-run in the bronx. police say security camera spotted the red minivan that ran down a 52-year-old man friday night. two more vehicles hit the man. he was lying i the road, investigators say. only one driver stopped. if you recognize the minivan, call the nypd. and two police officers in new jersey recovering from injuries they suffered while picking up their morning coffee. a big buiesck came crashing through the front door. officers arrested the driver as he tried to get away. 64-year-old robert devlin is
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motor vehicle. the of cers were treated at a nearby hospital. 4:38. happening today, the gunman accused of killing a long island girl in her own home is due in court. police arrested 20-year-old jakwan keller. he's charged with firing a gun in the town of hempstead back in october. 12-year-old dej joyner was struck and killed by a stray bullet. she was serving her brother a plate of food for dinner at the time. dejah's family members plan to be at today's arraignment. >> i can't say what i want to say, but i hope he rot in hell. >> i'm not going to say nothing bad to him. whatever is coming to him, it's going to come to him. he's not in a safe haven right now. >> investigators have not said why they think keller is the alleged gunman or if there was another intended target. right now in philadelphia, police are on alert for another possible attack on officers. police say the suspect in thursday night's attack had alleged ties to a group with radical beliefs.
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er is accused of shooting an officer in his patrol car multiple times. according to a police report, a tipster told officers, quote, the threat to police is not over. iowa presidential caucuses are turning into a cliff hanger for both parties. democrat hillary clinton's lead over bernie sanders, that's down to just three points. this is according to an nbc news/"wall street journal" poll. also, donald trump trailing ted cruz by just four points. trump still holds a commanding lead in new hampshire. thteat's where sanders leads clinton by four points. gover r cuomo won't deliver his state of the state address until wednesday, but he's already revealing more details about his 2016 agenda. the governor unveiled a $25 million p gram to help families living in poverty in the ten upstate cities with the highest proverty rates. e announcement comes a week after governor cuomo issued an executive order requiring mmunities to give shelter to the homeless when temperatures fall below freezing.
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we have freezing temperatures. we have people who are on the streets, people who are on the streets who don't want to go to a shelter system because the shelter system is dangerous and rty, and it is literally a matter of public safety. >> governor cuomo is also reintroducing a plan for the state to play for college courses for inmates. he says offering inmates an education will reduce the chances that they end up back in prison later in life. 4:41 right now. ahead, which local governor is going to be the guest of the first family at the upcoming state of the union. if you do win tonight, remember that no one cares about that award as much as you do, okay? >> well, he's back. ricky gervais pulls no purge nches at the golden globes. which films and actors took home top prizes. we'll talk about it. and the temperature plunged overnight. we'll have weather and traffic
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at the grand central parkway by the l.i.e. don't forget, follow us on facebook, twitter, and instagram. michaelg4ny, darlene4nca
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it's 4:43. here are four tw ngs to know this morning. david bowie has died after a battle with cancer. a representative says the singer died peacefully with family members by his side. bowie had just turned 69 last week. right now, four teenagers are under arrest. thg ey'r waccused of gang raping an 18-year-old in a park in brownsville. police are still looking for one more person. tomorrow governor christie will take off from the presidential campaign trail to deliver his state of the state address. christie plans to propose new health care, drug treatment, and educational programs. and there has never been a jackpot like it. the powerball jackpot for wednesday's drawing is, yes,
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it can get even larger, if that's possible. >> bi ion, wow. all right. 4:44. tis me for weather and traffic together. temperatures are dropping once again after a mild but soggy weekend. we had anywhere from 1 to 2 inches of rain yest nierdaa sunshine has retirned but a cold wind along with it. could see a few snow showers later tomorrow evening. we haven't seen any snow f consequence around here, so any type of flakeyness becomes an event. we'll show you that in a bit. another cold shot of air will follow for the midweek period. temperatures a good 10 to 15 degrees colder than 24 hours ago. the cold air has pushed back in behind that exiting rain of yesterday. we're close to the freezing mark. mark mark. the further north and northwest
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temperatures are. these temperatures may drop off a few more degrees before the morning is through. wind gusts around 30 miles an hour. 30 more than gust in newark. in the city, closer to 25 miles an h r. white plains with a gust of 32. you take the temperatures in the 30s with wind gusts, and it feels more like 27 in the park, 27 at jfk. windchills closer to 20 in newburgh. even feels like the teens in monticello. not as cold as early last week, but still a return to chillier u'temperatures. more january-like. not much going on nearby. we have a little bit of a clipper system and a court reporter that's going to drop through tomorrow. that's what will bring us the threat of a few snow showers. quiet today, good deal of sunshine around. a few clouds up towards the north and west. overnight tonight, generally clear skies. clouds roll in toward morning. watch what happens to this area later tomorrow to the west. this is 1:00 in the afternoon. it approaches the city between 4:00 and 6:00. again, out to the east, where it
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be a few rain drops mixed in. it's not going to be much of an event but could coat the ground in some spots, especially north and west of the city. then back to the clear sky by tomorrow night. colder temperatures from wednesday into thursday. for the most part, this is a cold week. 36 today. 41 tomorrow. those snow showers later in the evening. another cold shot, 32 wednesday. 33 for thursday. slowly getting back close to 40 friday. another system approaches saturday, but it looks like we'll end up on the warm side of that too. probably mainly rain. then it clears up again by sunday as it turns colder behind that. a few seconds after 4:47. let's find out about the commute. >> good morning. we have a couple things going on. we'll head over to the hutch, where you have roadwork southbound by westchester avenue. two lanes are closed here. then this debris spill in manhattan is shutting down 7th avenue between 53rd and 52nd street. certainly a spot to avoid there. on the grand central parkway, all eastbound lanes shut down at
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because of an overturned vehicle. head over to the van yck expressway, jackie robinson exit to get around this. heading over to the hamptons, we have dune .oad shut down with flooding this morning in both directions between post lane bridge and lighthouse road. pretty much everything that's getting in your way. otherwise, roads look good. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you. in italy, police are looking for the killer of an american woman in a case that echoes the amanda knox trial. flowers were left outside of ashley olson's apartment in florence. that's where her body was found saturday by her boyfriend. the florida native may have been rangled. so far, there are no suspects. the detective leading this case also gathered murder evidence against amanda knox. today, the woman known as the affluenza mom will go before a judge to try and get her llion-dollar bail lowered. tonya couch last appeared in court on friday. that's after she was returned from mexico. she and her teenage son ethan
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now she faces charges of helping him escape arrest. ethan used his wealth as a defense in a drunk drivingocase. jury selection starts today in the trial of a second baltimore police officer charged in the d th of freddie gray. cesar goodson was driving the police van where gray suffered his fatal injuries in april of last ye . goodson faces the most serious charges of the six officers indicted in this case. he's the only officer not to give investigators a statement about gray's death and the only officer charged with second-degree murder. 4:49 now. a jewel thief wanted for a string of robberies in the south is expected to appear in federal urt in atlanta today. the fbi did catch up with abigail lee kemp in georgia this weekend. agents say kemp is shown on video snatching up jewelry and watches from at least six stores during an eight-month crime spree. she said she hit stores from florida all the way to north carolina. she stole more than $4 million
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apparently she never bothered to cover her face. >> to keep doing it, i mean, they had 4 million in product. how much do you need? how much do you keep taking? so she obviously was very, very ld and obviously too bold. >> kemp allegedly used a handgun to force employees to the back of the store then zip tied their hands. her last holdup was allegedly in north carolina on monday. state police and state workers will be going door to door with bottled water, water filters, and home water testing kits in flint, michigan. the city's water supply has been contaminated with lead. tests found water drawn from the flint river has been leaching lead from old plumbing lines for months. the governor has declared a state of emergency, and the department of justice is investigating. the armed militia standoff near burns, oregon, is now in its second week. the group is protesting federal land management policies.
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calling on supporters to send supplies. everything they say they need from blankets to coffee creamer. residents in the nearby community of harney county are calling on that group to leave. governor danell malloy will have a front-row seat at the state nd the union address. the governor will be sitting with mrs. obama. the white house says it is recognizing malloy's progressive priorities, including his moves on gun control, a higher minimum wage, and criminal justice reform. at the golden gloek bes, ricky gervais was at it again. he offended everyone in the room. >> i want to do this monologue and go into hiding, okay. not even sean penn will find me. snitch.
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leonardo dicaprio's "the revenant" won best drama. sylvestre stallone taking home best actor for his role in "creed." the last time he won was nearly 40 years ago. this time he got a standing ovation. >> this is incredible. last time i was here, it was 1977. i was kind of hit by tumbleweed. it's been a long time ago. it's like a different situation. the view is so beautiful now. >> actress taraji p. henson won for her role as cookie on "empire." she stepped to the stage and passed out cookies. then jon hamm wonbfor the final season of "mad men." and "game of thrones" is no longer king. why? because it was beaten by "mr. robot." for best tv drama. >> all right. this year. we'll give them one. 4:52 right now. still to come, new doubts this
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pick up the tab on the massive penn station makeover. plus, school on saturday. it's the reality for some students in connecticut. we're going to tell you why it's not the typical classroom experience.
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welcome back looking at the hamilton bridge. nice glow on the alexander hamilton bridge at this hour. >> strong ham today. >> i agree. >> it's a cold ham. deli ham. but nonetheless, the chill is back after a weekend that saw milder temperatures but a lot of wet weather. wet weather is out, cold air is back. gusty wind out of the west all day, making that 36 feel chillier than that. it will feel like the 20s a good part of the time. at least it's a sunny day. that's the good news. clear to partly cloudy skies tonight. less wind by cold, 25 in the city. we could see a few teens and low 20s in the suburbs nor and west. we may see a few flakes in the air by the end of the day tomorrow, something we haven't
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we're not going to see a lot out of this particular system. nonetheless, just talking snow showers, everybody gets excited. >> oh, yeah. >> a little something, something. >> thank you, chris. >> what's happening on this monday? >> a couple things happening on the roads. mohost ov them look good. a live look at the long island expressway by the grand central parkway. things are doing just fine on the l.i.e., but eastbound all lanes are shut down on the grand central parkway by the kew gardens interchange with an overturned vehicle. heading over to the george washington bridge, things look good. both levels open. keep in mind you'll need your e-z pass if you're headed to the lower level until about 6:00 a.m. lincoln and holland tun l doing just fine. >> all right, lauren. thank you. 4:56 right now. a new study suggests teens are having a hard time staying away from second-hand smoke. the cdc recently reviewed data from a 2012 survey of 17,000 middle and high school students. it found nearly half of all nonsmoking students were still
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researchers say this shows the need for laws making more places smoke free. and a task force in connecticut is trying to deintermine if cars should be made ismoke free. the panel is reviewing a proposed bill that would ban smoking in cars with if young passengers. some lawmakers question whether such a ban would be an invasion of privacy or if it could even be enforced by police. connecticut's assembly is expected to consider the bill when it returns to work next month. a new kind of school year has begun in connecticut. some students in new haven have started saturday morning classes. the dist ct says four schools have opened weekend educational programs to provide extra instruction time for students. as you might expect, not everybody is sure they want to be in a c ssauom on a saturday morning, but quite a few teachers and students are actually warming to the idea. >> it's fun to me. >> we get to see our friends extra. >> a lot of energy. i think we have a group of teachers that bring the energy, and the kids feed off that. >> the teachers who are in the
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coming in on saturdays for the rest of the semester. happening today, new jersey lawmakers vote on two separate plans to bring casinos to the northern part of the state. both bills want to put two casinos closer to new york city. however, the senate's version calls for both casinos to be owned by an atlantic city casino. the assembly's measure only requires one. if one or both of the measures pass, it will go to a referendum for november's election. >>e > neighbors are fighting to save an upper manhattan supermarket. it's the associated supermarket in hudson heights. they're under pressure to close their doo to make way for a walgreens. it's been a fixture in that neighborhood for decades. >> the community needs this supermarket to stay in place, regardless if you're single, mainrried, have a family, or a senior, every member of this community relies on this supermarket.
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statement saying the tenant has known for three years this change would be taking place. the government's not doing enough to make sure airline pilots are keeping up with their flying skills. that's according to the transportation department's inspector general. the report finds the faa isn't making sure training programs are adequate, even when it comes to flying manually. the faa has recommended to airlines more manual flying opportunities since 2013. however, the report finds the agency has no way of knowing if this is actually happening. okay. coming up on 5:00 a.m. if you're about to head out the door, take us 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. breaking news overnight. it's the loss of a music legend famous for much more than his voice. david bowie has died. plus, police make several arrests in a sickening crime
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