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a gang rape in a brooklyn park. and a landmark case that's about to get under way in manhattan about a landmark. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everybody. 5:00 a.m. on this monday, january 11th. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm darlene rodriguez. storm team 4's chris cimino here with the forecast. >> a good monday morning. it's a chillier monday morning coming out of a weekend that saw some very mild temperatures. 32 a very popular number. toms river is down to 31. we're talking about temperatures generally low to mid-30s in and around the city. a cold west to northwest wind is making those temperatures feel even chillier. feels like 24 with the windchill in the park. 22 the windchill in newark. towards the north and west, seeing teens showing up. feels like 15 in newburgh and 12 in monticello. another cold day, blustery r bundle up. also a bright day. brisk and blustery at noon, 33. expect a high today generally in the mid-30s.
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i'll tell you when in a little bit. let's get to lauren scala, find out how the monday morning commute is treating us. >> so far we're doing okay. a couple problems out there. 7th avenue remains shut down southbound between 53rd and 52nd streets because of some debris in the road. you'll be able to use local roads to get around it. heading over to the grand central parkway, all lanes were shut down eastbound by the kew gardens interchange. right now just the right lane is blocked. minor delays through this area. more weather and traffic coming up. >> lauren, thank you very much. we want to get to that breaking news that happened overnight. it is a major loss. music legend david bowie has died just days fter he turned 69 years old. tracie strahan is in the east wivillage. this is where a david bowie mu isical is one of the hottest tickets in the city. trey see tracie, strong reaction coming from his fans here in new york. >> reporter: even at this early morning hour, michael. we spoke to fans starting a
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theater workshop, where "lazarus" is playing. it's not only the title of that musical he created, but it was also the title of what would become david bowie's final album, released last friday. just another reason why his untimely death is taking so many by surprise. this is major tom to ground control i'm stepping through the door >> reporter: and this may be how david bowie is best remember. and the androgynous ziggy stardust. he hop hits throughout the cades. this morning, his impact on not just music but pop culture overall is being remembered. >> yeah, i was really shocked when i heard. i saw it on facebook, like a lot of times our facebook feed
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it's sad. he was a very influential guy. he was an actor and a great musician. yeah, it's a very sad loss. >> reporter: david bowie's final video that you'ring e k looking at here "black star," was released on friday, which was also his 69th birthday. david bowie's son confirmed the news via twitter. he showed a photo of he and his father saying, very sorry and sad to say it's true. david bowie married super model iman back in 1992. his spokesman says he was surrounded by family when he passed away peacefully. so many peopl are now recalling that diskography, all of their favorite david bowie songs. even the ambassador to u.k. is putting up his favorite songs to david bowie. he was set to be honored with a concert at carnegie hall at the
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>> i did it self. " "suffragette city," my favorite david bowie song. he was constantly the king of reinvention. >> reporter: so many personas. you don't just remember the music. it's the images. >> very good point. thank you, tracie. for more on david bowie's life and reaction to the sad news, head to nbcnewyork.com. there's breaking news in midtown right now. police received a call to the sheridon hotel on 7th avenue. right now 7th avenue is closed between 52nd and 54th streets. we'll be watching this situation all morning, so stay here for updates. and today, general motors goes on trial here in new york over those faulty ignition switches. this is the first of six expected trials. in this one, an oklahoma man claims it stopped his air bag
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gm denies there's any connection between the two parts. the outcome of this case could set the tone for future litigation against gm. and volkswagen insists their company is not a scandal brand. the ceo plans to meet with federal regulators wednesday. he will propose some fixes for the ti engines. there's new concerns this morning about that proposed penn station renovation. governor cuomo has called for $3 billion to renovate the transportation hub. about $150 million of that cost expected to be covered by the port authority itself. the head of the port authority says coming up with the funding for the project is going to be tough when the agency needs to pay for other big projects. it's 5:05. we're going to check weather and traffic right now. 33 degrees out. i have to say, when i stepped outside -- >> it didn't seem that bad. it didn't really seem bad, chris.
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and 9 and 6 and below zero windchills. now we can handle it. we've broken ourselves in a little bit. it's been slow coming, this winter. chilly temperatures today. we exchange the rain gear of yesterday for the hats, gloves, and scarves today. plenty of sunshine. the wind will weaken as we head into the evening hours. 33 right now. a few patchy clouds out there. seeing 20s in ome of the suburb. slowly working our way to the mid-30s. lots of sunshine out there. a few flakes could be in the air tomorrow. we'll talk about that later. let's talk commute with lauren right now. >> good morning. if you're getting on mass transit, things look good. no bus detours to tell you about this morning. overnight track work is wrapped up. your major commuter lines all doing wonderful so far. you need to move your car today. alternate side of the street parkinggrules in effect. we'll have more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you. right now four teenagers are
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rape of a woman in a brooklyn park. police are still searching for one more. "today in new york's" jen maxfield is in brownsville with more. >> reporter: darlene, this crime has just infuriated people in this community. as for those suspects you mentioned, two of the young men turned themselves i myn here at the 73rd precinct. police arrested two others. one more suspect is still at large. all of these suspects, though, are juveniles. the youngest is just 14 years old. this surveillance video 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 on thursday night. the 18-year-old young woman 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
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a community rally is planned for later today. >> you cannot rape a young lady in our community and think that you're going to get away with it. i don't care how old you are, you will go to jail. >> reporter: but again, the brutality of this crime has really shocked the community here in brownsville. that community rally is planned for later today. as for the victr , we're told she was treated at kings county hospital and released. but those four juvenile suspects are being questioned by police at this time. there's no word yet on whether >> all right. we will wait and check and see on that. jen maxfield, thank you so much. happening today, the gunman accused of killing a young 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 dejah joyner was struck and killed by a stray bullet. it happened as she was serving her brother a plate of food for dinner at the time. dejah's family members say they
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>> well, i can't say what i want to say, but i hope you rot in hell. >> i'm not going to say nothing bad to him. whatever's 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's another intended target. governor cuomo's announcing more details about his 2016 agenda. the governor unveiled a $25 million program to help families living in poverty in the ten upstate cities with the highest poverty rates. the announcement comes one week after governor cuomo issued an executive order requiring communities to give shelter to the homeless when temperatures fall below freezing. >> we're now in the winter. 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 dirty, and it is literally a matter of public safety. >> governor cuomo is also
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state to pay for college courses for inmates. he says offering inmates education will reduce the chances they'll end up in prison later in life. 5:09 now. the iowa presidential caucus is just three weeks away. it's a close race on both sides. democrat hillary clinton's lead over bernie sanders down to just three pointson, according to a new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll. republican donald trump trails ted cruz by four points. trump holds a commanding lead in new hampshire. that's where sanders leads clinton by four points as well. republican presidential hopeful donald trump is offering a blunt assessment of the nfl. >> football has become soft. football has become soft. now, i'll be criticized for that. they'll say, oh, isn't that terrible. but football has become soft like our country has become soft. >> trump made those comments during a campaign speech yesterday in downtown reno, nevada. he says he doesn't watch much professional football anymore
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penalties on violent plays that used to be considered great tackles. all right. 5:10 wight now. the brooklyn nets are now in the market for a new gm and head coach. other key positions as well. the team cleaned house. head coach lionel hollands was fired. gm billy king stepped down. this year the nets have the third worst record in the nba. they're just 10-27. the new this morning, former senator george mitchell will be this year's grand marshal at the st. patrick's day parade. the official announcement is tonight at 5:00. you can watch the parade louvre here on nbc 4 on march 17th. >> getting closer. >> it is. 5:11 now. some hot wars cars on display. what to expect from this year's
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and this morning, hollywood star sean penn facing questions over a secret meeting with one of the world's most wanted men. and we're going to have weather and traffic on the 4s ahead as we look at the brooklyn
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it's 5:14. here are four things to know this morning. david bowie died after a battle with cancer. bowie just turned 69 on friday. right now, four eenagers are under arrest, accused of gang raping an 18-year-old in brownsville. tomorrow, governor christie will take time off from the presidential campaign trail to ded liver his state of the state address. it's a new record. the powerball jackpot for wednesday's drawing is now $1.3 billion, with a b. >> that's a lot of cash. all right. 5:15. looking at weather and traffic together on this monday morning. heading back to work and school. chillier temperatures out there this morning. yesterday's rain is gone. we replace it with sunshine. could see snow showers later tomorrow afternoon, early evening. again, not going to be a big deal. we haven't seen much of anything in terms of snow so far this
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another cold shot is going to follow behind that through the midweek period, knocking the temperatures back down. speaking of which, 24 hours ago, pthe temperatures were 12 degrees warmer than right now. it's 14 degrees colder in morristown. 20 degrees colder in belmar. you get the idea. on average, 15 to 20 degrees lder than yesterday at this time. 36 in westhampton. further north and west, it drops off. 25 up in monticello. you combine wind gusts of around 25 miles an hour in the city. to the north, wind gusts of 25 to 30 miles an hour. makes it feel like 24 right now in central park. 22 is the current feels-like in jfk. generally teens to low 20s the feels-like temperatures up to the north and west. long branch right now with the wind, it feels like 18 degrees.
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bus stops, bundle up the kids. windy, cold, 31. recess type ime, about 33. smissal time, 35. we'll see a day that features sunshine. the wind will ease after school. not much going on nearby of any organized snow or rain for that matter. future track shows we're looking at a good deal of sunshine today. some high clouds, especially north and west of the city. clear early tonight. clouds towards morning. th the snow showers out to the west hold off until by about 4:00, 5:00, 6:00. a little batch of snow shower activity. northern new jersey, hudson valley, the city. it's up in here with the best chance of seeing a quick coating of snow. from the city on east, could be some rain drops mixed in. we don't expect any type of accumulation. it's brisk and blustery, 36 the expected high this afternoon. 32 on wednesday.
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a couple cold days. clouds building up on friday, leading to another weather maker saturday. again, looks like we're on the warm side of it with showers and rain. could be mixed at the start. then clears up and turns colder sunday. let's see if there are any problems on this monday morning comm noute. >> there are some improvements. we have an accident eastbound on the grand central parkway by the kew gardens interchange that just cleared. southbound on 287, watch out for an accident by exit 36. over in the express lanes heading northbound by the george washington bridge, just after exit 71, broad avenue, you have an accident here as well. just head to the local lanes instead. again, still passable because it's early. otherwise, not too many problems out ther on the roads. we just have this closure on th avenue southbound between 53rd and 52nd street. right now, not too much congestion. physical you're getting on the rails, downtown d trains are running express from grand street to 36th street in brooklyn all because of track
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up on the 4s. >> lauren, thanks. one of the most notorious men on the planet is in custody. his trial could take place here in the united states. he's known as el chapo. this morning, a hollywood star also faces questions about el chapo's capture. "today in new york's" kr ri that. this is a strange connection. sean penn and joaquin guzman. >> such a bizarre twist. let me give you the whole story. this mexican drug lord, joaquin "el chapo" guzman, facing drug trafficking charges in several u.s. states. in fact, there were some warrants in brooklyn locally. last night, mexican authorities began these formal extradition proceedings to send him to the united states to face these drug charges. that could take a couple months. as you mentioned, the story taking a bizarre twist yesterday with the release of an interview in "rolling stone" magazine and a picture of el chapo with his interviewer, actor sean penn.
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in some sort of jungle hideout last year. nbc news source says vestigators were able to learn about el chapo's whereabouts through intercepted phone calls between penn and another actress, a mexican soap opera star. so now we're getting a first look inside the drainage tunnel where he tried to make his last-ditch effort to escape. it was friday morning when the mexican navy captured el chapo following a bloody shootout. >> chapo guzman is going to be fighting extradition with every resource that he possibly has. >> i don't think it's going to work. apparently his desire to have a movie made about his life is eventually what brought him down. a mexican official telling nbc news that mexican authorities would now like to talk to sean penn.
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article, the article was submitted to el chapo for approval. he did not have any changes. >> people have a lot of questions. all right. thank you so much. also today, tonya couch will be in a texas courtroom to seek a bill reduction. she's the mother of the so-called affluenza teen, ethan couch. they were captured while they were n the run in mexico. tonya, the mother, being held on a million dollars bail. she's charged with helping her son elude capture. he failed to show for a probation meeting in his highly publicized drunk driving case. it's the day car lovers wait for all year. international auto show opens today in detroit. aue tomakers will be showing off their newest cars. the event will showcase everything from hybrids to minivans as well as new technology that's changing how we drive. >> wow. i love that detroit auto show. and the new york auto show. >> of course. all right.
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ahead this morning, why your next ride with uber, speaking of driving, could be a little less expensive. d plus, a wild crash. a car slams into a local store and right into two police officers. what police say happened.
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on this monday, today's cnbc money report. could be a little less for your next ube rerks ride. the company announced it's cutting prices in 100 cities because of a drop in demand
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you may have gotten an e-mail from the company. we should point out, the price countries vary by city. >> i don't think i got an e-mail. >> ypa're going to pay what you've been paying. >> not in your city. >> your prices haven't been cut. >> prices are down in altoona. very low. you can get an uber like that. you want to stay in today if you caofn. not standing on bus stops, that's for sure, or train stops. much chillier again. down to the freezing mark in the city. 30 or 35 covers it. it's a lit.le colder north and west. when the wind kicks in, and it's kicking in at 30 miles an hour, it feels even colder than that. feels more like the teens and 20s. 36 the expected high today. a gusty wind prevails throughout the day. wind will ease tonight. partly cloudy overnight. 25 in the city, colder in the suburbs. a quick shot of snow showers later tomorrow. we'll talk more about that and the rest of the workweek forecast coming up. >> all right, chris.
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what's happening? >> a couple minor issues for the commute. right now roadwork getting in your way on route 17 southbound out by ridgewood avenue. two lanes closed there. that will be there until 6:00 a.m. en heading over to the grand central parkway by laguardia airport. queens commuters, smooth sailing. we had an accident earlier that shut it down eastbound by the kew gardens interchange. all lanes have reopened. everything still moving along nicely. >> okay, lauren. thanks so much.me ahead, which local governor will be guest of the first family at the upcoming sta of tuthe union address. >>oo> plus, this morning new information about the ambush attack on a philadelphia police officer and the new alert for officers there. >> reporter: and mourning a music legend. i'm tracie strahan live in the east village with a look back at the life of david bowie. if you're a lobout to head out the door, take us with you. keep watching "today in new york."
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but listen to this: (family talking) that's a different kind of sound. the sound of the weekend. unleash the power of dough. give it a pop. this is ground control to major tom you've really made the grade breaking news overnight. the loss of a music legend.
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more breaking news as well. falling debris shuts down several blocks in midtown. these are live pictures. if you do win tonight, remember that no one cares about that award as much as you do, okay? >> ricky gervais pulls no punches at the golden globes. which films and actors took home top prizes. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everyone. that might be my favorite line of his. it's monday morning, january 11th. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. storm team 4's chris cimino is here with the forecast. we do care about the forecast. >> i think a lot of folks concerned. it impacts a lot of us in a big way. epare by wearing the hats, gloves, and heavy coat. we're back to the chill. freezing mark in murray hill. sheepshead bay p 33. below freezing most of new jersey, hudson valley as well. across long island, middle 30s. the wind making it feel even
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we're seeing gusts between 30 and 35 miles an hour in parts of the area. had a gust in the city of 25 miles an hour last go-around. that's creating a windchill that makes it feel like the mid-20s. it's a bright sunny day. just a few high clouds. windy and brisk throughout. 33 at noon. a high of 36 this afternoon. rest of your forecast just ahead. commute-wise, how is it treating us? >> we have a couple problems. nothing too major. we'll head to the george washington bridge. in the express lanes heading to the bridge, you have an accident just northbound after broad avenue, exit 71. that's in the left lane. it is a bit slow going through that area. then if you're getting on the subways, downtown d trains are running express from grand street to 36th street in brooklyn. this is all because of some track maintenance. more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you very much. 5:31 right now. breaking news overnight. music legend david bowie has
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bowie's been out of the public eye for years. it's been ten years since he last performed live at a charity concert here in new york. his mark is still felt here, especially at the new york theater workshop, where a david bowie musical is one of the hottest tickets in town. tracie strahan is at the theater this morning. >> reporter: darlene, he created and wrote the original music for "lazarus." like i said earlier, the star, michael c. hall, said he sought out the role because it was david bowie and he just had to work with him. david bowie is being remembered as an actor, a musician, and this morning, an icon. the '80s, a great time for david
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he was born david jones in brixton, england. from ziggy stardust to the thin white duke, his personas were as big as his music. and this is one of the appearances that solidified david bowie as a cultural chameleon. an unexpected duet with bing crosby of "little drummer boy." david bowie specifically added the lyrics "peace on earth" to this. he said he agreed to do this because his mother liked bing crosby. david bowie married super model iman in 1992. from earl will this morning, his apartment in new york city, where a growing memorial is already being formed with candles and flowers to the singer.
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again, as we bring you back live to the new york theater workshop, we've also seen someone, at least one person, leaving flowers here. of course, everyone remembering their favorite songs, their favorite images of david bowie. he was set to be having a concert here, a memorial concert to him, because so many people love his music. that was supposed to happen in march. >> you keep bringing us back. we're watching the duet with bing crosby. that was a wonderful performance as well. >> reporter: so unexpected at that time. again, he said he agreed to do it because his mother liked bing crosby. people were wondering how they were going to play against each other when it was done. bing crosby actually passed away not long after that. afterwards, he described david bowie as a clean-cut kid. words you don't usually associate with david bowie. still an iconic performance nonetheless. >> for sure. tracie, thanks so much. stay with us all morning as reaction to the news of david bowie's death comes in.
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to read more about his career and legacy. we're also following breaking news in midtown. 7th avenue closed between 52nd and 54th streets because of falling debris. it's a windy morning. chris says gusts are between 25 to 30 miles per hour right now. the debris did not hit anyone. it did hit a parked car though. stay with us for updates from that scene. two police officers in new jersey are recovering from injuries they suffered as they were picking up their morning coffee. this is what happened. they were standing at the counter at a 7-eleven in wall wallington when a buick came through the front door. the officers arrested the driver as he tried to get away. 64-year-old robert devlin is charged with driving while impaired and assault with a motor vehicle. 5:35 right now. going to check weather and traffic starting with chris cimino. we were looking at that scene at
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>> gusts even over 30 miles an hour in central park. higher up from the surface, the winds could be higher. we'll see if that might have been the cause. in the meantime, the cold, gusty winds will continue today, averaging more between 20 and 25. some gusts still at 30. plenty of sunshine. that's the upside. high temperatures only in the mid-30s. the wind will weaken by the end of the day, especially tonight. right now we're just above the freezing mark at 33 in the city. look for a good deal of sunshine. stays windy through the day. temperature at 3:00, about 35. we're forecasting a high of 36. we have a little bit of snow in our seven-day forecast. we'll talk about that in a bit. let's find out about the commute from lauren. >> good morning, everyone. new jersey commuters in the hor ris -- hor ris -- morristown area, heads up. i-287 southbound closed at exit 36 because of ice. that's the spot to avoid. otherwise, roads are doing okay.
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they're doing great. no detours this morning. major commuter rail lines look good. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. your next weather and traffic on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you very much. 5:36. four teenagers are in custody. they're 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 the investigation. jen? >> reporter: that's right. and michael, this crime has infuriated people here in this community. one city councilmember called it a new moral low for the city. i just got off the phone with a spokesman for the nypd. he says the four juvenile suspects are being questioned. one is still at large. the youngest is just 14 years old. this surveillance video shows the teens in a deli in brownsville. the parents of two of the young men turned in their sons to police after it was released. police say the 14-year-old, two
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another young man gang raped a young woman at the osborn playground in brownsville on thursday night. the 18-year-old young woman was with her father. police say one of the suspects pointed a gun at the father and ordered him to leave. the father came back with two police officers, but it was too late. those suspects are being questioned. no word yet on whether they will be charged as adults. >> we're saying to parents, it is time to raise our children where they have a sense of human worth. this act shows no human worth. >> reporter: a community rally in support of the victim is going to be held at 11:00 this morning at the scene of the crime in osborn playground. we're told that the victim was treated at kings county hospital and is recovering at home now. city councilmembers are also planning a news conference later this morning to demand more resources for the city to prevent crimes against women, michael.
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thank you very much. also right now in philadelphia, police are on alert for another possible attack on officers there. police say the suspect in thursday night's attack had alleged ties to a group with radical beliefs. edward archer er er is accused of shooting a police officer in his patrol car multiple times. according to a police report, a tipster told officers, quote, the threat to police is not over. happening right now, we are getting a look at a vehicle involved in a deadly hit-and-run in the bronx. police say security cameras spotted the red minivan that ran down a 52-year-old man in mt. eden friday night. two more vehicles hit the man while he was lying in the road. investigators say only one driver stopped. if you recognize the minivan, please call the nypd. 5:39 right now. don't be surprised if you see connecticut governor danell malloy during president obama's state of the union address tomorrow in the capital. he'll be sitting with the first lady, michelle obama. the white house says they want
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progressive priorities, including initiatives on gun control, criminal justice reform, and health care. governor malloy says it's an honor to be picked. neighbors are fighting to save an upper manhattan supermarket. the associated supermarket in hudson heights is under pressure to close its doors to make way for a walgreens pharmacy. it's been a fixture in the neighborhood for decades. >> the community needs this supermarket to stay in place. regardless if you're single, married, have a family or a senior, every member of the community relies on this supermarket. >> the landlord released a statement saying the tenant was told three years ago this change would be taking place when the lease expired. well, your chances are super slim, but you still have a chance at winning the largest lottery jackpot ever. that's because that jackpot for powerball is now up to $1.3 billion. it could get even larger for
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the large number, of course, causing problems for the billboards they advertise it on. many still read $999 million. but it's $1.3 billion. >> wow. at the golden globes, host ricky gervais made sure no one was safe from his sometimes harsh jokes. >> one hollywood publication said that me hosting would mean some stars would stay away for fear of being made fun of. as if film stars would stay away from winning a golden globe, particularly if their film company has already paid for it. >> in film, leonardo dicaprio's "the revenant" won. sylvestre stallone took best supporting 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.
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i was kind of hit by tumbleweed. it was a long time ago. it was like a different situation. and the view is so beautiful now. >> this moment between lady gaga and leonardo dicaprio also had everyone talking. they're calling it the bump. i don't know if we can see it. look at his reaction. a little brush by. she hit his chair as she was walking up to receive her award for her role in "american horror story." >> gaga looked fabulous. >> she is fabulous. all right. ahead at 5:42, why today is a critical one in the push to bring casinos to northern new jersey. plus, a murder mystery abroad. an american woman found dead in italy. and it is windy and chilly this morning. we're going to have weather and traffic on the 4s as we look at
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welcome back. 5:45 on monday morning. it as chilled down quite a bit. gusty wind out there as well. a look on the plaza. security! somebody took the tree. where did the tree go? it's gone, sorry.
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now we're into that part of winter where it gets a little dreary and dull, quite frankly. a few clouds, 33 degrees. we've got a west wind at 13. we have seen it gust over 25 and 30 miles an hour. viewer picture here from yesterday. we had showers come through different parts of the day. late afternoon, early evening, we had a shower come through and the sun came out. beautiful rainbow. guess who the viewer was? she watches the roads and also the skies. lauren scala's work. the sky was changing almost every five, ten minutes. that system has pulled out of here. the skies will clear out nicely. the chill has moved back in. 33 in the upper city. low 20s north and west of town. with the wind, gusting to 25 miles an hours in the park, 33-mile-an-hour gusts at jfk. it's kraeuating windchills that make it feel like 24 in the
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it feels like 19 in morristown. feels like 15 when the wind kicks in newburgh. clouds are breaking up, so i anticipate a good deal of sunshine around here today. future tracker shows that. we're in the clear. it's really tomorrow we start to see clouds increase during the day. this is 8:00 a.m. notice the snow showers out to the west of us. this is not a big system. it's a clipper-type system and a cold front. a little batch of snow showers kind of weakens on its approach between 4:00 and 6:00. one last one swings on through about 8:00. that should be about it. i think with temperatures above freezing in the city, little to no accumulation. maybe north and west a light coating to a half inch can't be ruled out. 36 the high today in town. gusty wind out of the west 10 to 20 miles an hour and stronger gusts at times. highs only in the low 30s north and west of the city. mid-20s tonight, which is close to normal. north and west, a few teens to around 20 degrees as well.
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clouds giving way to clearing. 32 on wednesday. still 33, another cold but bright day on thursday. clouds roll back in as we get towards friday on this seven-day forecast. a more significant storm approaching, but it looks like it takes a western track. if that happens, we'll be on warmer side of things. clears up again on sunday with temperatures in the upper 30s. let's see if there are any issues on the commute so far. lauren? >> certainly are, unfortunately, this monday morning. we'll head over to the morristown area where 287 remains shutdown between exits 36 and 37. this is all because of an icing condition. we've had a cup the spinouts in this area. that's a spot to avoid. roadwork on route 17 as you make your way southbound by ridgewood avenue. two lanes shut down. that should be out there for about another 10 or 15 minutes. heading over to the george washington bridge, in the express lanes northbound just after exit 71, broad avenue, you do have an accident in the left lane.
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live. things just got a little worse out here. expect a slow ride into the bridge. if you could head to the local lanes, that would be a better idea. if you are getting on the hutch, we also have roadwork out there. southbound by westchester avenue, two lanes closed. delays as well. getting on the trains, downtown d trains right now are running express from grand street to 36th street in brooklyn. that's all because of some track maintenance. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> thanks so much, lauren. in italy, police admit they have no suspects in the mysterious murder of an american woman. 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 strangled. the top detective in the case also investigated the murder that led to the prosecution of american amanda knox. happening today, jury selection is going to start in the trial of the second baltimore police officer charged in the death of freddie gray. cesar goodson was driving the
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his injuries last year. 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, the only officer charged with second-degree murder. a jewelry thief wanted for a string of robberies in the south is expected to appear in federal court today. the fbi caught up with abigail lee kemp in georgia this week. agents say she's shown on video snatching up jewelry and watches from at least six jewelry stores during an eight-month crime spree. they say she stole more than $4 million in jewelry and 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 bold and obviously too bold. >> in each of the robberies, kemp allegedly used a gun to force employees to the back of the store and zip tied their hands. police say her last holdup was one week ago in north carolina. 5:50 now.
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oregon now in its second week. the group is protesting federal land management policies. they show no signs of leaving the federal government building that they've taken over. their leading is calling on supporters to send supplies. everything from blankets to coffee creamer. but the residents in the nearby community of harney county are calling on that group to leave. in news for your health this morning, protecting young children and teens from the danls of smoking. new research by the cdc suggests nearly half of all nonsmoking middle and high school students are exposed to second-hand smoke. some of them on a daily basis. the findings are based on a 2012 survey of 17,000 students. the researchers say it shows the need for making more places smoke free. the study comes just as connecticut lawmakers are getting set to consider banning smoking in cars with young passengers. a task force is now working to determine if such a law would protect children and whether or not it would be enforceable. some critics have also raised
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invasion of privacy. the general assembly is expected to consider the legislation when it returns to work next month. well, 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 company. the assembly measure only requires one of them to be owned by that group. if one or both of those measures pass, it would go to a referendum. then all new jersey residents would vote on it in november. 5:52. just ahead, school on saturday. it is the reality for some students in connecticut. why it's not the typical classroom experience. follow us on fast bike cebook, twitter, and inn stagram n stagram instagram. michaelg4ny, darlene4ny.
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time for a check of weather and traffic on the 4s. considerably cooler than yesterday. but, you know, even so, not too bad. >> it's not brutal. last week at this time, we were looking at single digits. it's brutal cold. this is just like, it's cold. it's january cold, what it's supposed to be. temperatures back in the mid-30s this around. normal high is about 37, 38. a gusty wind makes it feel a little colder. at least it's a bright, sunny day. tonight, clear to partly cloudy, 25 will do it in the city with less wind.
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suburbs north and west. quick little shot of snow showers possible end of the day tomorrow, but i don't think it amounts to much of anything. just another one of those reminders that it's still january. >> i can take the chains off my car tires? >> yes. >> i don't think you can do it anyway. a little overzeoverzealous. >> good morning, guys. that gust of wind will remind you it's january. certainly did for me this morning. in manhattan, 7th avenue shutdown southbound between 53rd street and 52nd. this is all because of those winds causing some debris out there in the roadway. something to keep in mind. we also have a disabled truck on the bqe. you can see it there blocking the shoulder. if you're heading eastbound by hamilton avenue, it's a bit of a slow ride because there's some rubber necking. we have a closure on 287 also. detail coming up. >> thank you so much. 5:56. a new kind of school year has begun in connecticut. some students in new haven have started saturday morning
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the district says four schools have opened weekend educational programs to provide extra instruction time for students. as you might expect, not everyone is sure they want to be in a classroom on a saturday morning. quite a few teachers and students are warming up to the idea. >> it's fun to me. >> we're getting to see our friends extra. >> a lot of energy. i think we've got a group of teachers that bring the energy and the kids feed off that. >> that's great. teachers in the program will get paid a stipend for the extra workdays. if you can get kids excited about it, nothing wrong with that. coming up next at 6:00, more on our breaking story of the morning. it's the death of david bowie. we'll share more celebrity reactions as we look back on his life and his legacy. also at 6:00 a.m., new troubles for overseas marks. this morning we're following wall street's worst start to a year ever. we'll check in with cnbc to see what's ahead. and if you're about to head out the door, take us with you. keep watching. download the news 4 new york app
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breaking news. the world mourning a music icon as david bowie loses his battle with cancer. also breaking, high winds create a mess in midtown as debris falls from a hotel. live pictures there from midtown manhattan. plus, in developments in that horrific attack at a brooklyn park as several suspects are taken into custody. "today in new rk" starts now. good morning, eryone. it's monday morning, january 11th. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. we're going to start with a check of the weather. chris, colder temperatures and winds. we saw there in midtown manhattan where that debris fell. >> yeah, we have seen gusts in the city close to 30 miles an hour. the higher up you go, those gusts could be a little
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32 in chelsea. temperatures dropping along with the wind increasing. ste.ill above f ezing m gt of long island but down below freezing in long branch. when you bring in the wind, it feels like 24 in the city.r feels like 19 in long branch. same thing in white plains. again, you need to bundle up in a big way today. it is a bright, sunny day. no snow or rain to worry about. just a strong, gusty wind persists through the afternoon. a high temperature of 36. any new changes in the commute, lauren? >> no new changes. we have a couple things that have been happening for a shile. ic buildup in the morristown area on route 287. southbound all lanes shut down from 36 to 37. starting at route 24 you'll see that. reports of a bunch of spinouts here. over to the hutch, some emergency roadwork is jamming things up. if you're headed southbound by westchester avenue, two lanes still closed. we'll have more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> lauren, thanks very much. we're following that breaki
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police havenshut down 7th avenue between 52nd and 54th streets because of falling debris. we're told the debris hit a parked car. fortunately, no reports at this point of any injuries. we'll continue to follow the situation and bring you any updates as they come in. now to our other breaking story. music legend and pop culture icon david bowie has died. he passed away late last night following a long battle with cancer. "today in new york's" tracie strahan is in the east village where one of bowie's final pr ects is now playing. >> reporter: it's the musical "lazarus" that's become one of the hottest tickets in town. not only did he help create this musical, but he also wrote the original songs for it. david bowis s last public performance was in 2006. still, his death after an 18-month battle with cancer is catching sod any people by surprise. this is major tom
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i'm stepping through the door >> reporter: it was 1969 when "space oddity" put him on the spotlight. the androgynous ziggy stardust, >> thin white dude, all the images of david bowie being remembered by fans and celebrities alike. today his impact on pop culture overall is being remembered. >> yeah, i was really shocked when i heard. i saw it on facebook. a lot of times your facebook feed blows up when you see somebody died. that's sad. he was very influential. he was an actor and a great musician. yeah, it's a very sad loss. >> reporter: we're showing you david bowie's last v eo now, "black star."
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which was also david bowie's 69th birthday. we want to how you videoow of the social media tributes. one from madonna specifically, showing a picture of her with david bowie. she says, so lucky to havee.et you, and quotes lyrics from tebel rebel." even british prime minister david cameron calls his death a huge loss. back to you. >> all right, tracie strahan. thank you. for more on david bowie's life and legacy, head to our website, nbcnewyork.com. in philadelphia, police there are on high alert with concerns of another possible attack on officers. police say the suspect in last week's attack was allegedly tied to a radical group. edward archer is accused of ambushing and shooting an officer in his patrol car multiple times. >>
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according to a police report, a tipster told officers, quote, the threat to police is not over. new concerns this morning about plans to revamp penn station. governor cuomo has called for a $3 billion renovation of the transportation hub. about $150 million of the cost is expected to be covered by the port authority. but the head of the port authority says coming up with the funding for the project will be tough when the agency needs to pay for several other big projects. 6:04 right now. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. chris, it's come to the point that every time we get a deay that's seasonable, e always say, oh, back to reality. we always have a 50-degree day before that. >> well, we were not really in reality. january acting more like the season should. temperature at the freez ig mark in the city. cold, gusty wind out of the west-northwe will continue. should be plenty of sunshine around today. th lat's the upside. highs only back into the mid-30s this afternoon. wind will ease and weaken later
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right now, 32 degrees. we may slip to about 31 before the morning is through. we don't recover very much. only to about 35 at 3:00, forecasting a high of 36. just a touch of snow showers in our forecast. we'll talk about that and the rest of the workweek in a bit. let's talk commute with lauren. >> good moening, everyone. a couple things happening in new jersey. so iuthbound on route 17 by ridgewood avenue, we still have two lanes shut down here. you can see it's a bit of a slow ride. over at the george washington bridge, or really just before you get there in the express lanes, there's an accident northbound a er exit 71, broad avenue. if you're getting on the trains, all good news from there. we had some service changes on the d train. normal service has resumed. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you very much. right now, four teenage boys are in custody, accused in a brutal attack that's shocked the ricity. there's a fifth suspect still on the run this morning. "today i new york's" jen
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the latest on the investigation. >> reporter: that' righakt, michael. tht is crime has certainly shocked and infuriated members of the brownsville community, where we are this morning. one city councilmember is d lling this crime a new moral low for the city. four of the juvenile suspects are in custody at this time. one is still at large. those four suspects being d questiored. the youngest is just 14 years old. the suspects were caught on surveillance camera, which was released at a deli in brownsville. th be parents of two of the young men turned in their sons to police after it 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 at the osborn playground in brownsville on thursday night. the 18-year-old is with her father. police say one of the suspects pointed a gun at the father and ordered him to leave. the father returned with two police officers, but it was too late. the juvenile suspects are being questioned. no word yet on whether they will be charged as adults. >> you cannot rape a young lady
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you're going to get away wither it. i don't care how old you are. you will go to jail. that is a violation of the biggest magnitude, to rape a woman in our community. >> reporter: a community rally in support of the young woman will be held later this morning at 1t 00 at osborn playground. a large turnout s expected for that. as for the victim, she was treated at kings county hospital and is recovering at home, michael. >> all right, jen. thank you very much. 6:07 right now. connecticut govern danell malloy says he's honored to have a special seat tomorrow at president obama's state of the union asdress. the governor will sit with first lady michelle obama. the white house says it's recognizing malloy's progressive priorities, including his actions on gun control, a higher minimum wage, and criminal justice reform. the iowa presidential caucuses, a cliff hanger now for both parties. democrat hillary clinton's lead over bernie sanders, that's just three points according to a new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll.
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side trailing ted cruz just four points. trurp does still hold a commanding lead in new hampshire. in new hampshire, bernie sanders leading hillary clinton in the latest polls by four points there. >>o > in this morning's cnbc money report, wall street will try and bounce back following one of the worst first weeks ever for the u.s. markets. cnbc's landon dowdy is watching it all for us. landon, good morning. >> hi there, darlene. good monday morning to you. wall street will be eyeing action in china's markets after a wild ride last week. chinese stocks falling 5% today, dragging down shares in other asian marks. shares in europe taking china's lead. u.s. stock futures are higher thr morning. the markets are coming off their worst start to a year ever and the worst week overallsince 2011. the s&p 500 index losing $1 trillion in value. there's no economic data today, but look for reports this week on retail sales and inflation. and earnings from jpmorgan and citigroup. futures are higher this morning.
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but we still have about 3 1/2 hogeurs. we'll see. a lot could happen. >> everyone is psyched. no3 1/2 hours, it's going to change. >> we're going to brace ourselves. thank you, landon. at the gol0en globes, host ricky gervais came out firing. >> he even joked about the inequality in pay among men and women. >> i'm getting paid exactly the same as tina and amy did last year for hosting. know there was two of them, but it's not my fault if they want to share the money, is it? >> in lm, leonardo dicaprio's "the revenant" won best drama, while "the martian" won bes tht comedy. sylvestre stallone took best supporting actor for his role in the rocky reboot "creed." the last time he won was nearly yearse ago. look at th that. this time he got a standing ovation. >> this is incredible. last t here, it was 1977. i was kind of hit b
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it was a long time ago. it was like a different situation. the view is so beautiful now. >> and taraji p. henson won for her role as cookie on "empire." ashe stepped to the stage, she passed out cookies. jon hamm won for his final season of "mad men." "game of thrones" is no longer king. it was beaten by "mr. robot" for best tv drama. >> and you can get a full list of the winners on our website, nbcnewyork.com and the news 4 new york app. co veming up at 7:00 a.m., the "today" show is live in los angeles. they'll have the golden globes big winners. so nice to see sly stallone. you see how much it meant to him after 40 years. >> i've seen every single "rocky." i think people don't realize what a great actor he actually is because you think about just the action films. >> that's right. it's his thing. he created it. >> absolutely. coming up next, sean penn facing serious questions over his secret meeting with one of
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and then later, your next er ride could be cheaper. why the ride-hailing app is cutting some prices. plus, your weather and traffic on the 4s is coming up.
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6:14, monday morning. wee back at it and back to colder temperatures too. it's not too bad this morning. temperature right around the freezing mark in the city. with the wind, it feels a little l colder. a hicold start to the new workweek. tomorrow a little clipper brings a few snow showers our way. ount to very much. that's followed by another cold the week. it's going to feel like winter most of this week. 24-hour temperature change. pretty significant. about 10 to 15, in some cases closer to 20 degrees colder. down in belmar, 20 degrees colder than yesterday morning at 6:15. it's 33 in astoria. not a big spread in temperature from the city to the
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only 30 in sussex. it is down to 25 in monticello. e windchills make it feel a bit colder. feels like 22 at jfk. it feels like the teens from white plains to newburgh, to danbury. you need to bundle up again. school day forecast, the bus stops, it will be a little chilly. 31 degrees. recess time, about 33. another big rise in temperature. dismissal time, about 35. windy conditions prevail throug ut the day. doern't forget the gloves or scarfs. mostly cle fter school, about 32 should do it. brisk and blustery. high 20s, low 30s north and west. winds calm down tonight. turns partly cloudy later tonight. lows back into the mid-20s. that quick-moving system tomorrowin with snow showers, es cially after 4:00, 5:00 in the afternont up until about 8:00 or 9:00. it's a short period of time that we could see a few snow showers ound. i think the city with above-freezing temperatures,
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north and west, some locations could see a light coating of snow. looking ahead to wednesday, it's quiet. that northwest wind is back. chilly with sun. more of the same on thursday. sunshine, but the northwesterlies keep us cold. a high of only 33. temperatures gradually bounce back towards the end of the week. that's when our next storm system approaches. we can't sooem to put the cold together with the significant storm. looks like rain friday night. maybe a mix briefly north and west. rain saturday, tapering off later in the day, 42. back to a clearing sky, at least partial clearing, on sunday. let's get over to lauren scala. what's the latest? >> a lot of the same out there. we have a couple problems. one of them icing conditions on 287. all lanes shut down southbound in the morristown area. delays are building. we've had many reports of spinouts there. heading over to route 17, it's kind of a combination of construction and a reported acbacident out here southbound by ridgewood avenue. right lane is shut down. yoe u can see it's a slow r
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through here. heading over to the saw mill, we also have an icing condition out there. southbound before exit 18, only the shoulder is getting by. you'll want to head to the throughway instead. that's moving along just fine. delays building quickly through there because of that ice. if you are getting on the rails, everything there looks good. we also still have some delays on the gowanus expres sway. disabled truck just cleared out there. the damage is done. past the belt merge through industed city, things really not moving at all. leave yourself extra time. we'll have more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you. 6:18 right now. extradition proceedin under way for joaquin "el chapo" guzman. the notorious drug lord was captured in mexico on friday. now mexican officials want to speak to a hollywood star about the case. "today in new york's" kerry barrett is following all of this from our newsroom. it was bizarre to begin with, kerry, but now it's gotten more bi..zarre. >> it's a whole new tw t. yeah, this is so strange. so that extradition process that
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couple mont . but in the meantime, this really strange twist develops. there was an article that came out in "rolling stone" magazine. this was yesterday. actor sean penn interviewed the notorious drug kingpin, joaquin guzman, otherwise known as el chapo, shorty. apparently the two of them met in some secret jungle hideout last year. it was the calls that were intercepted between penn and another ak ctor, this woman, that led authorities to him. it was el chapo's desire to have a movie made about his life that ultimately brought him down. >> i think the mexican aublthorities want to identify as many people closely associated with el chapo as they can. >> and they will be doing that, of course, along with authorities here in the united states. that was the first look inside of that drainage tunnel where guzman tried to make his last-ditch effort to escape. it was friday morning, as you
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mexican navy captured him after a bloody shoot out in his home state. a couple interesting tidbits abg out this magazine article. "rolli sing stone" says they gave el chapo the chanc to review the article before they publish published it to see if he wanted to make any changes. they say he didn't request any. he's facing drug trafficking charges here in the united states. that includes several local warrants out of a courtroom in brooklyn. a lot more on this story as it develops. >> you gave us evenerore that's bi rre. thank you so much. >> yes, indeed. >> kerry barrett in the newsroom. thank you. gm goes on trial today here in manhattan in a case many lawyers will be watching. it's the first of six expected trials involving those faulty ignition switches. in this particular one, an oklahoma man claims the switch stopped his air bag from deploying. gm denies the two parts are connected, but the outcome of this case could set the tone for gm's future litigation. it is 6:20 on this monday morning. coming up next, a big shake >>-up
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what it means for the struggling team. and later, powerball frenzy as the pot reaches a new record high. it's bigger than the signs can handle. let's just say that. don't forget, follow us on facebook, twitter, and instagram. michaelg4ny, darlene4ny. you're watching "today in new
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my dentist recommended pronamel. he said that pronamel can make my teeth stronger, that it was important, that that is something i could do each day to help protect the enamel of my teeth. pronamel is definitely helping r sume to lead the life that ti want to live. welcome back. the nets decided to clean house and need to find a new head coach and general manager. head coach lionel hollands was fired while gm billy king stepped down. they have the worst record in the nba with 10 wins and 27 losses. they've lost the last nine at home.
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quote, a fresh start. if the chill weather is keeping you indoors, uber has an incentive to get you o of the house. a price cut. it covers 100 cities. uber makes no specific mention about the impact on our local fares around here. they've done this before when demand is low. right now business in uber is down. they say that's because of the winter chill. and we really haven't had a super chilly winter. >> we d on't know how to feel. it was so warm, we loved it. it got cold, we were reully exaggerating how cold it was. wenn were very dramatic. >> now back close to normal. hopefully we're finding our way here, finding our place. temperatures this morning in the low 30s, right at the freezing mark in the city. just below it in our suburbs north and west. really not a big dropoff. aces like newburgh, some of the coldest temperatures. it will be a sunny day. just a few high clouds here and there. chilly wind throughout. 36 the expected high. windchills stay in the 20s.
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less wind. the cold. 25 should do it in town. teens north and west. aat little chipper system, not a big storm, could bring a few snow showers our way tomorrow. again, not to panic and get dramatic. just a reminder of where we are. still in january. >> long johns on over my suit. >> i like when you do that. >> it's a good look. >> what's happening, lauren? >> plenty of traffic out there this morning. some of it due to construction. we'll start with the hutch. if you're heading southbound by westchester avenue, two lanes repairs. it's a slow ride westbound on the bruckner and the cross bronx this morning. take your pick there. then let's look outside at the george ve washington bridge. inbound things still moving along nicely into the tolls. before you get here, we have an accident out there in the express lanes just after broad avenue, which is exit . once you get past it, maybe five-minute delays into all the tolls. >> all right. thanks so much, lauren. 6:26 right now. coming up next, more on our breaking story of the morning.
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breaking news. it is the loss of an icon. david bowie losing his battle with cancer at the age of 69. also breaking, high winds create a mess in midtown as debris falls from a hotel. plus, it's all the glitz and glamour from hollywood's golden night. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everybody. 6:30 a.m. on this monday, january 11th. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm darlene rodriguez. let's check in with chris cimino looking at the weather for today. hey, chris. >> good morning, guys. yesterday's near-60-degree temperatures is gone, but the rain is gone too. we're replacing it with sunshine and a gusty wind today. it's a cold start to the new workweek. we see risk of snow showers late tomorrow afternoon, early evening. not going to amount to very much. again, any time we mention snow so far this season, it's been so rare. we'll watch it, but i don't think we see any accumulation in the city. another cold shot of air will follow that system through the middle of the week.
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33 at islip. 30 in long branch. the wind making it feel even colder. plan on it being bright, brisk, and breezy throughout the day. forecasting a high of 36. let's see if there are any new updates on the commute. >> some new problems out there. we'll head over to the whitestone expressway. northbound from there to the bridge on that ramp to the bronx-bound whitestone bridge, a disabled vehicle causing a slowdown. heading over to the saw mill, icing conditions out there southbound before cyrus field road, leaving old the shoulder open. delays are heavy. head to the throughway. we also have 287 shutdown in morristown forhe same reason. ice buildup out there between exits 36 and 37. >> lauren, thank you. we want to get to our breaking news story of the moh.ing, the death of david bowie. he lost his battle with cancer late ast night. tracie strahan is in the east village. this is where one of david
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>> reporter: michael, it was so popular, and so many people flocked to "lazarus" because of david bowie. he wrote t original songs for this. also a song on what would become his final album, where the lyrics say, look at me, i'm in heaven. so many people today remembering the pop music icon. this, of course, the song that came to usher in the mtv era for david bowie. he was born david jones in brixton, england. his androgynous persona of ziggy stardust and also the thin white duke. hihas image over the years just as
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come they told me. pa-rum-pa- pa-rum-pa-pum >> reporter: people came to know him as a culture chameleon. this unexpected duet with bing crosby of "the little drummer boy" stood the test of time. back then, he added the lyrics "and peace on earth." he said he agreed to do the duet because him mom liked bing crosby. we want to show you a memorial growing in front of his apartment here in new york with flowers and candles. his son confirmed the news via twitter, saying, very sorry to say it's true, i'll be offline for a while, love to all. david bowie died after an 18-month battle with cancer. again, michael, he was 69 just this past friday. the same day he released that studio album. in that video for the song
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again, those lyrics saying, look at me, i'm in heaven. they've been interviewing the producer in the hours since his death. he says that was the final love letter to his fans from david bowie. back to you. >> how beautiful. and trtracie, we were talking about how wide his appeal was to eryone. he did the famous duet with bing crosby, "under pressure" with queen. that song sampled all over the pl ace. >> reporter: we were saying earlier, not just from rock radio. pop ra o, hip-hop sampled a lot of dav whid bowie songs. his images over the years from the movies to the small screen. i was just watching on youtube one of my favorite commercials with david bowie and tina turner from a pepsi commercial in like the '80s. it was one of the best things. they did "modern love." "china girl" has been played on the radio. so many hits from over the years. >> too many to count. tracie, thank you so much. for more on david bowie's life
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6:34 right now. following breaking news in midtown. 7th avenue is shut down between 52nd and 53rd streets because of falling debris. the subway entrance t the southeast corner of 53rd is also closed. we're told the debris hit a parked car. no reports of any injuries. we'll continue to follow this situation and bring you updates. 6:34 right now. let's get to weather and traffic on the 4s. cold weather but obviously wind having an impact. >> that was a player in that incident. we did see gusts between 30 and 35-mile-an-hours in central park. seeing them now about 25 to 30 miles an hour at times. again, the higher up you go, those wind gusts get a little stronger. a gold, gusty wind out of the west, northwest coinues roughout the day. so does plenty of sunshine. high temperatures back into the mid-30s this afternoon. the wind will weaken as we head into tonight. it does start to feel a little better, taking the sting out of the cold. right now, clear to partly cloudy. 32 degrees, right at the freezing mark in the city. even the suburbs not much colder. upper 20s to around 30 d
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33 by noon. 35 by 3:00. that's our forecast high today. 36 degrees with some sunny skies prevailing. some changes we'll talk about in the seven-day forecast. let's find out about the commute. here's lauren. >> good morning. as we're talking about the 7th avenue closure in midtown, it's also affecting some of the buses. m-7, m-20, and m-104 will be on detour because of that. otherwise, buses look good. metro north, lirr, nj transit, path, and subways all doing just fine right now. that's great news. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. your next weather and traffic update on the 4s. >> thank you, lauren. 6:36 right now. four teenage boys are in custo accused of a brutal attack that shocked the city. a fifth suspect is still on the run. with the latest. >> reporter: darlene, it is a despicable crime that has shocked this community. one city councilmember called this gang rape a new moral low for the city. four of the suspects are in
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one more is still at large. all of them are juveniles. the youngest is just 14 years old. the teenagers were caught on surveillance video at a deli nearby the crime scene in brownsville thursday night. the parents of two of the young men turned in their sons to police after it 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 at the osborn playground in brownsville on thursday night. the 18-year-old young woman was with her father. police say one of the suspects pointed a gun at the father and ordered him to leave. the father came back with two police officers, but it was too late. the juvenile suspects are being questioned at this time. no word yet on whether they will be charged as adults. >> y cannot rape a young lady in our community and think that you're going to get away with it. i don't care how old you are. you will go to jail. that is a violation of the biggest magnitude, to rape a woman in our community. >> reporter: and a community rally is planned here in
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crime at osborn playground at 11:00 this morning. many community groups are planning to turn out to support the victim. we're told she was treat ed at kings county hospital and is recovering at home, darlene. >> jen maxfield, thank you so much. happening today, the gunman accused of firing a fatal shot that killed a long island girl is due in court. 20-year-old jakwan keller charged with firing a gun in the town of hempstead back in october. 12-year-old dejah joyner was struck and killed by a stray bullet. she was serving her brother dibenner at the time. dejah's family members say the plan to be in court today. two police officers in new jersey are recovering from injuries they suffered while picking up their morning coffee. their close call was caught on camera. the officers were standing at the counter of a 7-eleven in wallington when a buick came crashing through the front door. thlae officers rushed outside to stop 64-year-old robert devli initiation as he tried to drive away. he's charged with driving while impaired and assault withtw a motor vehicle.
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jersey, it's a key vote as to whether to allow casinos in the now rthern part enf the state. rgthere's two different bills being cons ered. the e senate version calls for both of the two casinos to be owned by a current atlantic city casino group owner. the assembly measure requires only one of them to be that. so if one or both of these measures pass, the public will make a final decision in a refe ndum in november. at the golden globes, ricky gervais offended everyone in the room. he has some quick advice. >> if you do win tonight, remember that no one cares about that award as much as you do, okay? don't get emotional. it's embarrassing. >> he's just being honest, i guess, right. in film, leonardo dicaprio's "the revenant" won best drama.
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damon won best comedy. t sil ves sylvestre stallone won best supporting actor. and jamie foxx had a little fun bat steve harvey's expense. >> i take full responsibility. it's right here on the card. i apologize to everybody in compton. i apologize to ice cube. i'm sorry. >> and lady gaga and leonardo dicaprio, she bumped into him. his eyebrows go up. that has everyone talking this morning. they're calling it the bump. his reaction when she hit his chair, uh-huh. she was walking up to receive her award for her role in "american horror story hotel." you can get a full list of the winners on our website, nbcnewyork.com, and the news 4 new york app. co gming up at 7:00 a.m., the "today" show will be live in los angeles with the golden globes big winners. >> what do you think that look was? >> i think he s just startled. he didn't even know she was coming up behind him. i think she was just trying to make a beeline for the stage. >> leo was in the way. all right.
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showdown. a community rallying to save a store that's been in their neighborhood for more than three decades. plus, your weather and traffic on the 4s is coming up. look at that. you're watching "today in new york."
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new this morn bg, we now know who will serve as grand marshall at this year's st. patrick's day parade. former senator george mitchell will have the honor. mitchell spent 15 years in the senate. after that, he became very active in the peace process in northern ireland. the official announcement is tonight at 5:00. don't forget, you can watch the parade live here on nbc 4 on march 17th. 6:44 right now. we're checking in with chillier temperatures this morning. right around the freezing mark in and close to the city. 32 in astoria. floral park, same thing. further north and west, it does cool off a bit. we're seeing upper 20s to low
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same thing, hudson valley. generally lower 30s across long island. gusty winds out there. we've seen it dust now to 25 miles an hour at jfk. on average, between 20 and 25. a few areas you can see getting close to 30-mile-an-hour wind gusts. that will be the case on and off through the day today. making these temperatures that are in the 30s feel a little chillier. more like the low to mid-20s. feels like 20 in newark right now. 24 the feels-like temperature in central park. down the shore, it feels like 19 in long branch and white plains as well. 18 up in newburgh. feels like 11 in monticello. the cold is back, but it's seasonably cold. you can see the lake-effect snow bands make it maybe up towards the binghamton area. that's about it. we enjoy a fair amount of sunshine today. clouds start to mix in tonight towards tomorrow morning. this is noon tomorrow. we're quiet and dry. then as we go towards about 4:00, 5:00, notice some snow showers in northwest new jersey. could be a little bit of a light mix across the city and long island. this is 6:00.
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between about 9:00 and 11:00. snow showers from about 6:00 to 11:00 tomorrow. shouldn't amount to much in the city in coastal areas. maybe a light accumulation north and west of the city. then we're back to sunshine again by wednesday. for today, plenty of sun but plenty of wind and chilly. into tonight, a low of 25 with a clear sky early. clouds late. notice the wind does get considerably lighs ter. once we get past the snow shower threat tomorrow, wednesday is a dry day with clouds and sun, 32. much the same on thursday. we still have that gusty rthwest wind continuing. it keeps us on the cold side, just above the freezing mark at 33. towards the end of the week, temperatures climb a little bit. another storm arrives friday night with rain. maybe mixed rain north and west. it clears up and dries out on sunday with temperatures inspect s s in the upper 30s. let's find out about the commute from lauren. >> good morning, everyone. quite a few problems out there. we'll start with a disabled vehicle on the ramp from the whitestone expressway to the whitestone bridge. that's causing some issues here.
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expressway, we have reports of an accident westbound after tge br--onx river parkway. a very slow ride getting into that area. once you get past it, free and cl:1ear all the way over to the bridge. we also have delayed southbound on the hutch this morning because of some emergency roadwork out by westchester avenue. heading over to the saw mill, icing conditions out here causing road problems for the morning commute. that's just before c us field road, exit 18. just the shoulder gets by. take the throughway to get ou thfo. we also have an icing condition on 287. so southbound all lanes shutdown in the morristown area. that's out by route 24. for our connecticut commuters on 95 southbound, just before exit 21, there's an accident on the shoulder. a slow ride through here. then we'll head outside for another look. this one at the lincoln tunnel. a 20-minuti wait inbound here. 15 minutes at the george washington bridge. holland tunnel. that's the best of the three. you'll need to move your car today. alternate side of the street back to you. >> lauren, thank you.
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upper manhattan. neighbors are fighting to save their superm ket. the associated supermarket in hudson heights is under pressure to close its doors to make way for a walgreens pharmacy. it's been a fixture in the neighborhood for decades. >> the community needs this supermarket to stay in place. regardless if you're single, married, have a family, or a senior, every member of the community, this community relies on the supermarket. >> the landlord released a statement saying the tenant was told three years ago this change would be taking place when the lease expired. this morning, many people are waking up once again with dreams of hitting a huge powerball jackpot. it's now grown to $1.3 billion. it will likely be even larger by wednesday for the drawing. the world's largest jackpot causing some problems now because the billboards just we" ren't made to show billions. many simply read $999 million. don't be fooled. it's $1.3 billion. >> right.
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by an asteroid are better. >> greater. all right. 6:40. coming up next, we'll get a sneak peek inside this year's ternational auto show. and don't forget, follow us on facebook, twitter, and instagram. michaelg4ny, darlene4ny.
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6:51 now. car lovers revved up in the motor city. the international auto show opens today in detroit. they've got four wheels, it's on display. automakers will be showing off their newest cars as well as only new technology that's actually president obama will this month. 52. just a few minutes. let's check in wit the party people over there. see what's ahead. >> it's the party people who went to bed at 7:00 p.m. local. mo ing, guys. coming up, we'll have all the scoop from los angeles, all the
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we'll catch up with the winners, break down the fashions. we'll take you inside the hottest after parties. williebvovas up all night. >> plus, the stunning news overnight. music icon david bowie has died. this morning, his private cancer battle, a look back at his pioneering career, and his influence on today's biggest stars. >> that and a lot more when we see you on a monday morning here on "today." we're huge david bowie fans. just so sad to wake up and learn of he his passing. >> it really was. as we were doing our reporting on it this morning, every five minutes we kept thinking of another song that was such a fantastic song. >> what was your favorite song? >> i was just thinking about it this morning. i think "life on mars" is one of my all-time favorites. >> i came of age in the "let's dance" era. my ad was alwayd playing that record. so "china doll." so many good songs. >> all right, guys. thanks so much. looking forward to seeing you. up next, snow is in our forecast. chris will have the details. >> you're watching "today in new
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the centers for medicare and medicaid services recently asked patients to rate the quality of over 3.500 hospitals. t fewer than 6% received 5 stars. r among them was cancer treatment centers of america in philadelphia.
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now to our breaking story of the morning. music legend david bowie has died just days after his 69th birthday. >> "today in new yor pk's" tracie strahan is in the eastvilleage where one ofloavid bowie's final projects is playing. >> reporter: that's right. the new york theater workshop just one of the p ces the pop icon is being remembered this morning after it was announced
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battle with cancer. >> reporter: bowie was known for hits like this one, "changes," but of course for things like "space oddity." he was also known for his changing personas. the musical he co-wrote "lazarus" is playing here at the new york theater workshop. it was also a song on what would become his final album, that was released just last friday. back to you. >> tracie strahan, thank you. for more on david bowie's life and legacy, head to our website, nbcnewyork.com, and the news 4 new york app. want top turn now to the test on the horrific attack that took place inside a ooklyn park. jen maxfield is in brownsville with the latest. >> reporter: that's right. and michael, this crime has just infuriated this community. four of the suspects are in custody, one more is still at large. they are being questioned right now by police.
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the youngest is just 14 years old. this happened thursday night in the osborn playground in brownsville. the 18-year-old victim was walking with her father. police say one of the suspects pointed a gun at the father and ordered him to leave. the father came back with two police officers, but it was too late. there will be a community rally later this morning here in brownsville in support of the victim who was treated at a local hospital and released. now back to you. >> all right. jen, thank you. we're following breaking news in midtown. 7th avenue shut down between 52nd and 53rd streets because of falling debris. the subway entrance on the southeast corner of 53rd is also closed. we're told the debris hit a parked car, but there are no reports of any injuries. we will continue to follow this situation and brung ing you updates as they come in. >> that's going to affect people trying to go south through midtown. >> it will greatly affect midtown today. it's really going to jam things up. we also have subway issues right now. delays on downtown f trains.
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know about. we also have reports of an accident westbound on the cross bronx expressway just after the bronx river parkway. and construction still causing a slow ride on the hutch heading southbound by westchester avenue. this one just came in. a disabled truck out there on the bqe heading westbound by cadman plaza. that blocks a lane. we had one on opposite side of the road earlier. that finally cleared out. the gowanus is still a mess. >> you made a point. it's not just 7th of. it's going to be getting around midtown. >> any time there's a closure in midtown, it pushes everyone out. >> okay. >> thank you. >> oh, joy. we're talking about temperatures not getting much higher than the mid-30s this afternoon. low 30s right now. windchills stay in the 20s all day as that strong, gusty wind prevails. wind will subside tonight. 29 the low in town. 41 tomorrow.
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