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almost 5:00 a.m. straight up, let's find out about the commute. >> a very nice commute so far. no problems to report on. here's the van wyck expressway, where things are moving nicely by the kew gardens interchange. there's some roadwork out there, but at the moment not causing a problem. heading over to new jersey, here's the turnpike by newark liberty airport. smooth sailing here. new jersey overall in fantastic shape. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> thanks so much, lauren. breaking ing ing news right now in indonesia. several explosions went off in a popular tourist area in jakarta. kerry barrett is in the newsroom with this developing story. >> darlene, an update on the bodies. seven people are dead. that does include five attackers, two innocent people killed as well. also, there were several severe injuries. we don't know how many. working to get that information. first we're going to take a look at some of the surveillance video that actually caught one
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then we'll get into what we know. it's a mixed report right now about exactly how many explosions. anywhere from three to seven in jakarta. witnesses say at least three suicide bombers blew themselves up in a starbucks. i believe that's what we were looking at right there. after police stormed that cafe, there was a reporter on the scene that said he heard an additional blast. police also saying there were more than two hours of gun battles. as you mentioned, it all happened at a really busy shopping area of downtown jakarta. these explosions, these gun battles with police left bodies in the streets as some of these office workers watched from the high-rise windows. there are also unconfirmed reports of explosions in other parts of jakarta. we do know there have been several warnings in recent weeks by the police that islamic militants were planning to attack. in fact, the national police spokesman was just on local
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this attack is a copy cat of the paris attacks and most likely from an isis group. that group has not yet claimed responsibility. at this point, we're also still working on finding out whether there may be other attackers out there, whether all of them have been caught. >> all right. we'll check back with you in a bit. kerry barrett in the newsroom, thank you. police have now linked two men wanted for a livery cab robbery in brooklyn to another holdup. investigators released surveillance video this morning showing the two suspects in bay ridge back on december 10th. police say that's when they robbed a livery cab driver of his cash and phone at gunpoint. it happened just four days after the same two suspects allegedly robbed another driver in coney island. happening today, the first shop will be opened for business at the mta's fulton hub more than a year after the hub closed its doors. irving farm roasters will begin serving at 7:00 a.m.
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the multibillion-dollar transit hub had been losing revenue with none of the shops up and running. all right. coming up on 5:04. that means it's time to check weather and traffic on the 4s. my wife made me run yesterday. i was like a spaceman. i looked like matt damon in "the martian" when i was running. >> a little bulked up, huh? not the greatest running weather with temperatures and windchills in the teens. your wife paying you back for something. i don't know what you did, michael. in and close to the city, 23 degrees. breezy in spots this morning, but not quite as come in the windchill department. a few snow showers coming in from the north and west. best chance northwest of the city. even in town, we could see a few flakes. then some sun will make its return late morning and afternoon. less wind taking the sting out of the cold. temperatures should climb to the upper 30s.
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problems for the commute so far this morning. >> no problems for the commute right now. i love when i get to say that. we have a couple service changes to buses. for the city, the m-9, 103, and q-23 are on detour. . you're getting on the trains, all of them look good. major commuter lines, subways, all overnight track work should be wrapped up. and you need to move your car. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. your next weather and traffic on the 4s. >> thank you very much. we're learning more about the columbia university students killed in a terrible bus crash in central america. "today in new york's" tracie strahan is in morning side heights with new information on the victims. you were reporting they were basically on their way home when this happened. >> reporter: that's exactly right. we know that bus was carrying students from both barnard and columbia college who had volunteered in honduras. that bus fell several feet and crashed as they were en route to
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three people were killed as a result of this. several other students were injured when their bus fell 80 feel and crashed into a gully on the way to the capital city. the group was wrapping up a volunteer mission with a group called global brigades. that's a group that organizes health and development missions. the victims have been identified as olivia erhardt, daniella moffson, who attended barnard college. university representatives are being sent to make sure the others are receiving proper medical care. all of this sending shock ing ing ing ing shock waves through the university
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>> just a terrible occurrence for that community. tracie, thank you very much. new this morning, it is video that's hard to watch, but police want you to see it. it shows a robbery in the williams bridge section of the bronx. police want to find three men who robbed a 67-year-old man on white plains road last week. it's kind of difficult to see here, but one suspect is grabbing the victim around the neck. the man struggles before being thrown to the ground. he says these men took money out of his pockets as he laid there on the street. the fifth and final suspect in the alleged gang rape of a brooklyn teenager pleaded not guilty. prosecutors say the 17-year-old participated in the rape of an 18-year-old girl in osborn park last thursday. two teens claim the sex was consensual. police say there's strong evidence leading them to believe there was an assault. police are now looking for video evidence on three cell phones that were taken from the teens. defense lawyers say at least one of the suspects shot video of the incident.
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that is due sometime next week. new this morning, a new jersey substitute teacher is charged with sexually assaulting an elementary school student. prosecutors say 58-year-old pedro rodriguez fondled a 10-year-old girl at passaic school number 11. according to investigators, two other children watched it happen. rodriguez is being held on $is 00,000 bail. police in paterson, new jersey, have arrested a man for a deadly shooting inside an illegal after-hours club. jakwan harrison being held on $1 million bail for the murder of 25-year-old fernando irby. irby was fatally shot at a party inside a warehouse on 1st avenue just two days after christmas. a second man was also killed. so far no one has been charged with that second shooting. we have new video now of dozens of cats and dogs who were rescued from deplorable conditions a the a new jersey home. take a look here. more than 30 dogs, un including 17 puppies, two cats, and three
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at bergen county rescue. authorities rescued them tuesday from a home in north bergen. they say the home's interior was covered with urine and feces. a warrant has been issued for the homeowner. at least 11 cats and a dog were found dead. neighbors say they heard their cries for months. >> there's one word i always said to my family and my friends, and it was chilling. when they all started barking at once, it was chilling. >> for information on how to adopt one of the rescued animals, head to nbcnewyork.com. it is 5:08 right now. there are three winning tickets for that record-breaking powerball jackpot. the winning tickets were sold in california, florida, and tennessee. but there are nine new millionaires in our own area. "today in new york's" katherine creag is in long island city, where one of those tickets was sold. so kat, we've got some good news here. >> reporter: i have bought soda and cheese doodles here at this deli before, but i did not buy a
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but someone did. that winning ticket good for $1 million from the powerball the big winners, though, were on the west coast and down south. we want to show you this video from chino hills, california, where people gathered at the 7-eleven where one of the winning tickets was sold. chino hills is about a 45-minute drive from los angeles. people cheered and wondered who the big winner is. the two other jackpot winning florida. back in chino hills, the store clerk and resident there said this. >> i'm very happy and excited. i'm very proud. >> i'm out here because it's exciting to know that somebody from our little city won. it's so exciting. i'm excited for them, and i don't even know who it is. >> reporter: but again, we have millionaires as well. we want to show you this live look at the deli here. it's on queens plaza south,
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nine total winners in our area. five in new york and beth page on long island. three total winners in queens, michael. check your numbers if you bought it here or some other places. you never know. you might have won $2 or $1 million. back to you. >> $2 or a million dollars. all right, kat. thank you so much. >> i just checked. i didn't win a million dollars. i actually just checked right now. oh, well. some chilling new information on the man allegedly behind a theater shooting. who he says inspired him to do it. and a big blow for the state of connecticut. the huge company leaving town. plus, weather and traffic on the 4s coming up as we look there at some work being done on the l.i.e. by the gcp.
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it's 5:13. here are four things to know this morning. we're following breaking news in
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a string of explosions killed at least two innocent people. so far, no one is clauming responsibility. tonight the gop front runners will go head to head in a debate in charleston, south carolina. donald trump, chris christie, ted cruz, marco rubio, dr. again carson, jeb bush, and john kasich. there's an undercard debate as well. today the giants could officially name ben mcadoo as their new head coach. mcadoo interviewed for the job last week. sources confirm it's now a done deal. he's 38 years old. this would be his first head coaching job. there are three winning tickets to last night's $1.5 billion powerball jackpot. so this is one of the sites where you you see. it's chino hills, california. 5:14. we're dealing with a few snow
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mainly north and west of the city. tomorrow. then it looks like a soggy start to the weekend. really just a soggy first half of saturday. right now it's cold again. 22 in chelsea. city hide is 24. jackson heights, same thing. across long island, low 20s. cold spot is monticello up there at 12. not as much wind. that 23 in the city with virtually no wind around feels like 23. 12 is what it feels like at jfk, where there's some wind kicking. white plains, it feels like 9. feels like 4 in monticello. still plenty cold. here's a batch of snow showers and flurries working its way through.
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portions of it may clip the city. after that dies out and moves on through, notice the cloud cover thins out. by 1:00 in the afternoon, we should be back into sunshine. tonight looks quiet too. just a partly cloudy sky. during the day tomorrow, we should be fine. a mix of sun and clouds after a brief morning flurry. look at that temperature this afternoon. back to 39 degrees after yesterday we barely made it to 30 for a high. 34 the low tonight with a few clouds sticking around. 20s in some of the suburbs. tomorrow, sunshine giving way to more clouds. they'll build up as we go through the day. the rain is late at night. probably near or after midnight. 49 degrees. into the weekend, we start out soggy on saturday. colder on sunday, maybe a couple snow flurries around. going to keep an eye on a storm system offshore late sunday, early monday. we stay cold and dry. only 29 for a high on martin luther king day. wednesday, back to 34 with a good deal of sunshine.
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still a quiet commute, lauren? we like. we have some roadwork out there on the fdr drive. heading southbound out by 71st about 63rd. two lanes are shut down. 5:to 5:30. delays aren't too bad. we'll head outside where we'll show you good news. holland tunnel, there's both approaches. things moving nicely. no problems inbound or outbound at any of your hudson river crossings. here's what it looks like by bradley avenue on the staten island expressway. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. it's 5:17 right now. this morning, police are sharing a lead in a christmas day robbery case in chinatown. this picture was just released. police say these two people hit a woman in the back of the head as she walked on katherine and henry street. the woman says they got away with her wallet and cell phone. she was treated for cuts and
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caught. on long island, a police chase that started with a bank robbery ended miles away. it all started when a bank in bay shore was robbed by two armed thieves. a law enforcement source says their car was first spotted in wyandanch. police pursued it for 12 miles along the l.i.e. after a search, police say two suspects were caught with stolen money. >> we got off the highway, and the cop cars are just swarming in all directions. >> everybody stopped indian and was watching it like a movie. >> i said to one of the cops, what is going on? he had a rifle and said close the door. >> during this entire ordeal, local schools were put on lockdown as a precaution. in louisiana, police released new information into the investigation of the mass shooting at a lafayette movie theater. the nearly 600-page report revealed how the suspected gunman hated the government, the
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the report also included houser's journal, where he praised dylan roof, the gunman shooting. this morning, there's a sign of hope in paris, where a cafe targeted in the november terror attacks has reopened. the cafe reopened yesterday for the first time since those coordinated attacks. 15 people were killed by gunmen there. the bataclan concert hall, where 90 people were killed, does remain closed. we're learning that the mexican drug lord known as el chapo was possibly obsessed with a soap opera start. she's kate del castillo. she helped arrange the meeting between sean penn and the drug we're now learning about messages intercepted by investigators. in them, guzman promises to take care of her and gushes over her and praises her as well. he also admits he doesn't know
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all right. 5:19 now. in this morning's money report, the long-awaited decision from general electric is in. they're moving their corporate headquarters been they're going to go north to boston. we've been following this story for a while. the decision certainly a blow to connecticut. ge is going to take 800 jobs from their current offices. they've been there are if for a long time in fairfield. they say it's less to do with taxes and more to do with boston's highly trained, high-tech workers. chipotle says they're confident that new measures will prevent future food sickness outbreaks. they changed guidelines to ensure food safety. an e. coli outbreak linked to chipotle sickened several people. still ahead, what it took to get this car out from all this ice.
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5:23 right now on this thursday morning. in the alps, search teams now say that all the people involved in a deadly avalanche are accounted for. it happened yesterday in the french alps about 30 miles from the italian border. two french school children and a ukrainian tourist were killed. there were two other students found in a state of cardiac arrest, but fortunately they're said to be improving. it's believed this avalanche was set off by the skiers themselves.
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a look at the power of mother nature. crews in buffalo put up a big fight to break a car loose of its icy shell. workers first covered the car in calcium then used a tow truck to break the car free. the car's owner parked outside a restaurant along lake erie sunday. the car became frozen in place. then water from the lake splash over the railing, and that froze. i don't know how long that meal was. >> it's a buffet. it's one of those things. >> but buffalo, you know, is in a weather area where that can happen while you're at the diner. >> it's an interesting thing. when you're near a lake, it's still warm enough to be liquid, but that cold air, it'll splash and freeze instantly. >> could it have been an employee maybe? >> that's what it was, yeah. he'd been there several hours, working hard. again, the cold air still in place around here. nothing frozen like that. we do see a little bit of snow shower and flurry activity. the northern half of new jersey
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county, maybe snow showers and flurries. just touching upon the city right now. we zoom in a little closer. you really have to go further north where most of this is reaching the ground. there could be a quick dusting in a few spots north and west of town this morning. otherwise, the clouds and flurries end, sun for the afternoon and not as cold. upper 30s should do it. into tonight we head with a partly cloudy sky. looks like a soggy start to the weekend. we'll talk more about that and more cold weather to follow. >> you would think it was january. >> you would think. >> what's happening, lauren? >> no frozen cars on our roadways. we have some changes on the buses. a couple detours. m-9, 103 for new york city. your major commuter lines and subways are doing just fine. no reports of delays or service changes. really a nice morning commute so far. >> all right. sounds good. thank you. >> 5:25 right now. picture this, you or your significant other goes into
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ride to the hospital. but when the driver arrives, he denies you service. according to the website fortune.com that actually happened to a manhattan man and his pregnant wife in november. they say the driver refused to let them into his car because he thought she might throw up. he also charged the couple $13 for, quote, lost time. in a statement to fortune, uber said denying service to any passenger is unacceptable. the woman did make it to the hospital on time. got to help a woman in labor. >> absolutely. 5:26 now. still ahead, a brew it will utal attack caught on tape. what the robbers did before leaving the victim injured on the street. >> reporter: i'm tracie strahan live at columbia university, where the university is mourning the death of students killed during an international service mission. details on what happened straight ahead. if you're about to head out the door, take us with you. keep watching "today in new york."
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pandemonium in california, where one of the winning powerball tickets was sold. we've just learned there are big winners in our area as well. also ahead this morning, we
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deadly crash overseas, and it involves students from columbia university. and we're following breaking news in jakarta. several explosions leave people dead, and officials say isis may be to blame. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everyone. it's thursday morning. it is january 14th. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. storm team 4's chris cimino here with the forecast. still a chilly morning but not as windy. >> not as windy, but we have a few snow flurries in the area. some snow showers and flurries around from the city on north and west right now. we're in the low to mid-20s. anything that does fall does have the ability to stick and cover the roadways. be careful. there could be a quick burst that could whiten the roads or walkways in some areas, especially north and west of the city. here's the aforementioned snow showers. slide ing quickly over the city. looks like steadiest batch is moving into portions of
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there's a few more lighter snow flurries behind that. 23 now, 33 by noon, as the sun makes its return. look for a high of 39 degrees. let's see if the commute is still nice. how is it looking, lauren? >> still being rather nice. lots of green on the maps. we'll look outside at the fdr drive, where you'll see some bright lights there. there's some roadwork heading southbound between 71st street and 63rd. that should be wrapping up momentarily. we'll head over to the cross bronx expressway, where things are moving along nicely by the bronx river parkway. heard reports of a possible accident a little further west of this area. as you can see, if it's out there, it's not causing a delay. we'll have more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> thank you so much, lauren. updating you on that breaking news in indonesia. that's where information is still coming in about a possible paris-style terror assault. it may be linked to isis. this happened in the capital,
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one of several explosions was shown on indonesian television. we're now told five attackers killed. one of several bombings was outside of a starbucks. a customer was wounded. so far, there are no claims of responsibility. police do say they are hunting for possible accomplices. new this morning, a robbery in the williams bridge section of the bronx caught on camera. police want to find three men who robbed a 67-year-old man on white plains road last week. one suspect grabbed the victim around the neck. that victim struggling before being thrown to the ground. he says the men took the money out of his pockets as he lay on the street. some powerball players woke up rich this morning. the record-breaking $1.5 billion powerball jackpot drawing took place last night. there are three winning tickets from california, florida, and tennessee. "today in new york's" katherine creag is in long island city calling all of her friends and relatives in those three states.
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where local players won big too, kat. >> reporter: there are big winners in our area. three in queens, also in stoney point, rockland county, and beth page on long island. this deli right here, i pass it a million times on the train, in the car. this is 25-08 queens plaza south. it's right by the entrance of the queensboro plaza station. this place sold a winning ticket for $1 million in the powerball drawing. the big winners on the west coast, down south, as you mentioned. california. if you've never heard of it, you will know it now. people gathered at the 7-eleven where one of the big winning jackpot tickets was sold. chino hills is about a 40-minute drive from los angeles. my new in-laws live there. people cheered and wondered who the big winner is. the two other jackpot winning tickets were sold in munford, tennessee, and florida. we talked with a queens resident
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>> a million dollars, that's a lot of money for me. i don't need all the millions. i only need one. >> i'm sure you're wishing you bought a ticket over here. >> yes. zblrp and >> reporter: that young lady we talked with bought her ticket in new jersey. there was one $1 million ticket in new jersey. the five in new york, we want to show you this map. again, one in beth page on long island, one in stony point in rockland county and three in queens. you have to check your numbers, darlene. you never know. you could have won big. back to you. >> i know. i was hoping. my numbers were low. these numbers were higher. or vice versa. i think my numbers were high. >> reporter: my numbers didn't match at all. >> so kat, two questions for you. i guess that was a very important phone call your interview subject was on. she had the phone up as she was talking to you. >> reporter: i know. we were going to record it if
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million dollars from this convenience store. >> these people know you're in front of the store? >> reporter: this store opens up at 8:00 a.m. we're going to find out exactly what is going on, how they feel about this whole thing. >> all right, kat. >> we know how the big winner feels about that whole thing. i don't know if he's an employee or the actual owner of the store, but he was partying. >> pretty happy, yeah. he was dancing, had the whole thing going on. he's happy. i guess there's a little something they get for that. in the meantime, as you look at the live radar scan, a few light the area. the steadiest batch is up here where you see that brighter white. this is really sliding more towards the south and east. just pulled out of ossling.
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7:00 or 8:00 for all of us. passing morning flurries, then sun returns late morning and afternoon. less wind this afternoon. some of the sting taken out of the cold. temperatures well up into the 30s. it will feel better by the end of the day. commute time. let's find out about it from lauren. >> some of those bus detours have cleared. here's what's left of it. for new york city, the m-9 and 103. nj transit bus routes 30 and 78. if you're getting on the trains, major commuter lines and subways are doing just fine. no reports of delays or service changes. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. >> all right, lauren. thank you very much. right now we're learning more about the columbia university student killed in that horrific bus crash in honduras. tracie strahan has new information on the victims. tracie? >> reporter: michael, we've learned that grief counselors will be made available on campus today as the university mourns three students killed while trying to come home. all of this happened in honduras.
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their lives. three students, one a nurse practitioner, were killed. several other students were injured when that bus fell 80 feet and crashed into a gully on the way to the capital city to the airport. the group was wrapping up a volunteer mission with the group global brigades. they're a group that organizes health and development missions. those victims have been identified as olivia erhardt, 20 years old and a student at columbia, abigail flanagan was a 45-year-old student and nurse practitioner at columbia university medical center. 21-year-old daniella moffson was killed in the crash. we learned that the university has sent a team to honduras to make sure the students injured in this crash are receiving the proper medical care. no word yet on what may have caused that crash. back to you. >> all right, tracie. thank you. police are trying to track down two men who are now wanted for a pair of livery cab robberies in brooklyn.
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video of the two suspects this morning. they allegedly robbed a cab driver on coney island on december 6th. the fifth teen accused in a gang rape inside a brooke listen park is free on bail this morning. he was arraigned last night and pleaded not guilty. prosecutors allege he and four others rape an 18-year-old victim last week in brownsville. defense lawyers say at least one of the suspects shot video of the incident. new this morning, a substitute teacher working in new jersey is accused of sexually assaulting a student. prosecutors say 58-year-old pedro rodriguez fondled a 10-year-old girl at passaic school number 11. according to investigators, two other children at the elementary school watched it happen. rodriguez is being held on $100,000 bail. it's 5:38 right now. we have video of the man who
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the video is very clear. you'll see the man apparently following a girl. we've blurred her out for her protection. then he follows another woman until she went into a subway station. he turns his attention back to that girl. police say he tried to kidnap and rape her at knife point, threatening to slice her face. >> i've never -- this never happened here. the cops are very good here. i don't know how the heck, you know, this happened, but i hope they catch him. >> the girl says the man only got away with her cell phone. . you recognize the person in this video, you're asked to call police. police are now issuing a warrant for a man who kept dozens of cats and dogs in deplorable conditions inside his new jersey home. more than 30 dogs, including 17 puppies, two cats, and three kittens, are now safe and sound at bergen county rescue. authorities rescued them tuesday from a home on hillcrest place in north bergen.
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covered with urine and feces. at least 11 cats and a dog were found dead. coming up on 5:40 now. lawsuits over a popular lip balm. customers say it's causing big and painful problems. and the dramatic police chase that ended at a television station's front door. we'll have weather and traffic on the 4s coming up with a look at the george washington bridge there.
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live look there, 5:42, at the 77 floors of the chrysler building. happening today, the giants expect to make it official. they're going to name ben mcadoo as their new head coach. he interviewed for the job last week. sources confirm it's a done deal. he's 38 years old. he's never been a head coach before, but he has been the offensive coordinator with the giants for the past two seasons. before that, he was quarterback coach in green bay, working of course with aaron rodgers there. ross, rachel, and the rest of the "friends" gang are coming back to tv.
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was going to be this way the cast of "friends" will be part of a two-hour special honoring tv director james burrows burrows. it will be the first time they've all been together since the show ended in 2004. all right. you've seen the film. well, had the 1960s based musical "hair spray" is also making a comeback. the story has already beena tony award winning broadway show. now it's going to follow the steps of "peter pan" and "the wiz." it will be the next musical to air on nbc. still too early to say who will star in it or when it will air. meantime, 5:44 right now. watching a few snow flurries across the city. not much though.
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if you look at the light, you can see a couple flakes go by. you can count them. to the north and west, a few snow showers. again, a cold morning. that's the main feature. you need to bundle up again. wind is not as strong as it was yesterday. not in the city at least. variable wind at 3 miles an hour. outside of town, we're seeing windchills still down in the upper single numbers. the actual air temperature down to 16 in high point, 20 in oakland. through the hudson valley, low 20s. long branch at 23 this hour. bus stop weather for the kids, bundle them up again. this morning, a couple flurries around in a few spots early on. temperatures go from the 20s to low 30s at recess time. still a bit breezy through the mid afternoon. 38 at dismissal time. that will feel better than yesterday's upper 20s did. after school, pretty quiet, about 37 degrees. the main push of the flurries
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just to the north and east over the western flank of long island sound. just lighter flurries behind it. these will dry out as we go through the morning. and the clouds will thin out too. this is 12:00. more clouds to the north from the city on south. a fair amount of sun. find kind of in and out of clouds through the afternoon. tomorrow starts out with some clouds. then a little sun. back to a thicker cloud cover by end of the day. watch what happens from the south. that's pretty, but it's rain and could be pretty heavy, especially along coastal areas. some models are taking most of this and shoving it further east, more of a glancing blow. this model wants to bring a good slug of rain through here overnight friday night, the wee hours of the morning, but it's gone by 1:00, 2:00. improving to a high of 39 today. morning flurries and afternoon sun.
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get above the freezing mark. tonight, 34 in town. 20s in the distant suburbs. your seven-day forecast shows ups and downs of the temperatures. 49 tomorrow. first half of the day is wet on saturday. dries out in the afternoon, 47. brisk and colder were a flurry on sunday. still cold wednesday with a high of 34. almost 5:47. let's find out about the commute if you're heading out the door. here's lauren. >> good morning. roads are still in good shape. we had an accident on the cross bronx expressway. we'll take a live look. pretty much came and went in the past few minutes. heading over to long island, here's what the l.i.e. looks like out by exit 43, south oyster bay road. overall, long island in great shape. southern state parkway looks good. northern state as well. over in queens, here's the grand central parkway by laguardia airport. again, things moving along nicely. i have no bad news for you for a change.
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operating on their regular routes and schedules. more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you. police are now releasing a photo of an alleged thief who they say is targeting women on the lower east side. here's the man police are looking for. they say he approaches women and steals their purses. the man struck at least four times last month. in two of the incidents, the victims fought back and the man took off empty handed. if you know this man or have any information, give police a call. and still no arrest in the shooting that left one teen dead and another injured in brownsville, brooklyn. we're told police questioned three people last night. they say gunfire erupted just before 3:00 p.m. yesterday. an 18-year-old man was struck in the head and died. the other teen was hit in the arm. he is expected to be okay. in montana, the end of a police chase unfolded right in front of a television station. take a look at security footage.
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keci in missoula. police say the woman took off when police tried to pull her over. she tries to get into the tv station through a side door. the woman was unarmed. police have not said why she ran from the officers. the pentagon is looking into the circumstances behind a u.s. sailor's public apology to his iranian captors. >> it was a mistake that was our fault, we apologize. >> the crew wrongly entered iranian waters. they were all released yesterday after a flurry of diplomatic maneuvering. the pentagon says they'll tell us more about the incident after that crew is debriefed. 5:49 now. this morning, the michigan national guard is helping deal with a water cry isis in flint, michigan. the city's drinking water is contaminated with too much lead. the national guard distributed bottled water and test kits.
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switched its water source from detroit to the flint river. >> there's a commitment to solve the problem in flint. i sincerely mean that. hopefully you can see that. we're taking every action within reason and actually asking people to go beyond reason. >> environmentalists believe the saltier water of the flint river then corroded the lead pipes used in that city. before you slather on your lip balm, check the label. it could be part of a class-action lawsuit. some customers claim the popular drugstore brand eos caused severe rashes and bleeding, blisters as well and cracking and loss of skin pigmentation. the company says the lawsuit is without merit and their products exceed all safety and quality standards. well, ladies, if you waited to have your first child, you're not alone. new government data shows american women are having babies at an older age. in the last 14 years, the average age of first-time moms
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experts say the decrease in teen births had the largest impact on this change. the number of women waiting until their 30s to start a family also increased. 24, 26, that sounds young. i think in our new york area, i think it's even a little higher. >> i think you're probably right. >> wait until you're ready. >> good point. all right. big changes are coming to two popular theme parks, and they could make you feel better about booking that family vacation. and it looked like a truck full of carrots, but that's not what officials found inside. and don't forget, follow us on facebook, twitter, and instagram. michaelg4ny, darlene4ny.
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live look there, the inbound lincoln tunnel, on this thursday morning. the mta may totally shut down the l train service between brooklyn and manhattan for as long as three years. a spoex man telling news 4 this is just one of several options that they're considering to repair the tube. the tube was flooded with salt water during superstorm sandy. shutting it down could impact as many as 300,000 commuters every day. but happening today, the first shop will open for business at the mta's fulton hub. it's irving farm roasters. they'll begin serving at 7:00 a.m. 4 investigates has revealed how this multibillion-dollar transit hub has been losing money with none of the promised shops up
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the developers say the delay is due to permit and utility issues. nice to have something there. >> sure is. all right. 5:54 meanwhile, going to check the weather. out there it's freezing. i think inside, everywhere you go, you can't get that chill out of your bones. >> i think tomorrow will feel much, much different. we're talking 40s by tomorrow. upper 40s at that. this morning with the cold, we have to sprinkle in a few snow flurries. looks like the main focus is over nassau county. be on the lookout. could be a quick snow shower. could dust the ground in one or two spots. most of these pretty light. areas of bright white have shifted east of the city. upper 30s today with a little less wind. tonight, partly cloudy skies and 34 in the city. with the 40s will come some wet weather. we'll talk about that in the next hour. >> now we want to talk about the commute.
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it happens to be in connecticut. on the connecticut turnpike northbound after exit 18, which is the sherwood island connector, this was a vehicle fire. two lanes are still shut down because of that. delays are minor through this area. in better news, if you're getting on the rails, metro north, lirr, nj transit, path, all the subways running without delays or service changes this morning. >> all right, lauren. thank you. it's 5:55 on this thursday morning. this summer security will be tighter at florida's biggest theme parks. disney world and universal orlando are putting out ads for more security guards. they wouldn't say why, but experts say the recent mass shootings and terror attacks make it obvious. u.s. custom agents at the mexican border stopped a huge shipment of marijuana. it was disguised as carrots. the drug stuffed inside nearly 3,000 orange-colored packages.
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packages were mixed in with real carrots being brought into texas near the gulf of mexico. authorities say the marijuana they seized carried an estimated street value of nearly a half million dollars. >> where they get those carrots? biggest carrots i've ever seen in my life. 5:56. coming up next, manhattan real estate deals coming under scrutiny. why the feds are keeping a close eye on the market. also at 6:00 a.m., an olympic gold medalist arrested. why peekaboo street is now facing serious charges. and if you're about to head out the door, take us with you. download the news 4 new york app on your mobile device right now.
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breaking news. explosions and gunfire rock indonesia east capital city of jakarta. tragedy for columbia university while three students are killed on a mission to
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powerball pandemonium as crowds mob a store that sold one of the three winning tickets. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everyone. it's thursday morning. it's january 14th. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. let's check in with storm team 4's chris cimino. not only did we not win, but there's flakes of snow in the air. >> you know what happens. we get a few flurries out there this morning. numbers are generally in the low to mid-20s this morning. 24 degrees in the park. still upper teens in sussex, newburgh, and danbury. this patch of snow shower moving on through now. the heavier push across nassau county, entering western sections of sussex county. expect that to be with us
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up until about 7:00, 8:00. after that, things start to improve. 33 at noon. forecasting a late afternoon high of 39 degrees. little after 6:00. it's been a quiet commute. is that still the case, lauren? >> still pretty quiet as far as accidents go. still seeing delays out there. we'll look at the fdr drive, where there's late-running roadwork. a bit of a slow ride heading southbound through the 70s. just something to keep in mind. for connecticut commuters heading northbound, we have this accident after exit 18, the sherwood island connector. two laneses are are closed. more weather and traffic coming up. >> thank you. new this morning, three lucky tickets will split the record-breaking powerball jackpot. if you have family or friends in california, tennessee, or florida, you might want to give them a call today. but they might not take it. there may not be any jackpot winners in our area, but some people are still waking up millionaires. "today in new york's" katherine creag is in long island city with more.
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you, darlene. we talked with about half a dozen people who bought tickets a the a bunch of different delis and convenience stores in queens, just not this one. this is 25-08 queens plaza south. one $1 million ticket in the powerball drawing was sold here. so someone who bought that, a millionaire this morning. the big winners, as you mentioned, in california and down south. we want to show you this video. pandemonium, but good pandemonium. chino hills, california. people gathered at the 7-eleven where one of the winning tickets was sold. chino hills is a small community about 40 minutes away from los angeles by car. people cheered and chanted and wondered who the big winner is. the two other jackpot winning tickets were sold in munford, tennessee, and florida. we just talked with a queens resident, who's wishing he bought a ticket where we are. take a listen. >> you're kidding me. and i walk past here every day
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and i did buy a lotto from this store too, but i buy the scratch-offs. that's my thing. >> reporter: as we said, there are several big winners in our area. five $1 million tickets. we want to show you this map. beth page on long island, stony point in rockland county, and three in queens. also one $1 million ticket sold in new jersey. three of them in connecticut. as i've mentioned, darlene, you mentioned to talk to your regular tive relatives. i have new in-laws in chino hills. i'll be calling them later. >> they'll say, kat who? kat, thank you. 6:03 now. new this morning, a violent robbery in the williams bridge section of the bronx is caught on camera. police want to find the three men who robbed a 67-year-old man on white plains road last week. a little difficult to see here,
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the victim around the neck. that victim struggles before being thrown to the ground. he says the men took the money out of his pocket as the he lay on the street. grief counselors will be at columbia university today after three students were killed in a bus crash in honduras. students had just completed a volunteer mission and were heading to the airport for their flight home. but their bus veered off a road and fell 80 feet into a gully. 21-year-old daniella moffson from barnard college was killed, along with 20-year-old olivia erhardt and 45-year-old abigail flanagan. "today in new york's" tracie strahan will have a live report in the next half hour. in new jersey, a substitute teacher is charged with sexually assaulting a young student. prosecutors allege 58-year-old pedro rodriguez fondled a 10-year-old girl inside passaic school number 11. according to investigators, two other children watched it happen. rodriguez is being held on $100,000 bail. the giants have a new head
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have to look far for that. sources confirm that ben mcadoo will be leading the giants next season. he's 38 years old. he's never been a head coach before, but he has been the offensive coordinator for the giants for the past two seasons. before that, he was a quarterback coach in green bay. an official announcement could come today or tomorrow. we wish him good luck. >> we sure do. we'll see. >> no pressure being a head coach in new york. >> no, and the fans will let you know right out the gate how they feel about you. >> giants fans are a little more used to winning than jets fans. it's a little tougher to be a giant coach, actually. let's get a look at our live radar. snow showers and flurries coming on through. the bulk of it has moved into western sections of suffolk county. just north of the l.i.e. maybe a quick dusting of snow in some areas. for the most part, it's generally light. again, we'll see a few more flurries, even in the city perhaps, for the next hour or two.
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sun. less wind by this afternoon. still breezy at times but much less than yesterday. the temperatures bounce back nicely. should see highs into the upper 30s. even warmer weather coming up tomorrow. we'll talk about that in the seven-day in just a bit. let's talk commute with lauren. >> bus route 196 will not be operating today in ringwood along skyline drive because of inkplemt weather. we also have detours on bus route 30 and 78. in the city, bus routes m-9 and m-103 on detour. metro north, long island railroad, new jersey transit, and path doing well. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. your next weather and traffic update on the 4s. now to breaking news. a terror attack in indonesia's capital city of jakarta. kerry barrett is following all of this. >> the police spokesman there just issuing an update. the numbers have changed since i joined you last. there are seven civilian
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whether they have died or wounded. two of them are foreigners. there were also five police officer casualties. again, no confirmation whether they're dead or wounded. five of the attackers are dead. three of them died in an explosion you're about to see. this, we believe, happened at a starbucks. again, a busy shopping district in downtown jakarta. officials say this attack, a copy cat of the paris attacks. it's likely linked to isis. that group as not yet claimed responsibility. we need to mention nothing is confirmed. this just now from police officials as well. these attackers at that starbucks actually held a couple hostages inside later, taking two of them out into the parking lot. indonesian police were able to corner them there. they say the gunmen panicked and started firing back, during which point the attackers shot one of those foreign hostages.
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battles continued for a couple hoeersurs. there were unconfirmed reports of several other explosions in other parts of the city. police say they also found five additional bombs in the area, bombs that had not been detonated. they're also not sure at this point if they've caught everybody. this story will continue to develop throughout the morning. >> kerry, thank you so much. for now, the pentagon is not saying much about the video that shows a u.s. sailor apologizing to his iranian captors. >> it was a mistake that was our fault, and we apologize. >> the sailor says he and nine crew members wrongly entered iranian waters. they were released yesterday after intensive diplomatic maneuvering. this shows their apparent capture by the iranians. the crew right now being debriefed. we could hear more about what they went through. they were on two small boats that were seized by iran. this said to have happened after one boat had a mechanical problem. the fifth teen accused in an
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park went before a judges. the 17-year-old pleaded not guilty. police are now looking through three cell phones that may have video evidence. two suspects say the sex con was consul. defense lawyers say at least one of the suspects shot video of the incident. well, ge moving its corporate headquarters out of connecticut up to boston starting as soon as this summer. that announcement came yesterday after mornts of speculation that ge was going to leave fairfield. it is a loss of 800 jobs locally. reports say ge received $145 million in incentives from massachusetts, and they should be completing that's move by the year 2018. in this morning's cnbc money report, it'll be another nervous morning on wall street. cnbc's landon dowdy joins with us those details and more. landon, good morning. >> hi there, darlene. good morning to you. wall street will try to claw
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which extends the financial pain in a dismal start to the year. the dropoff came despite early gains. the dow, nasdaq, and s&p 500 are in correction territory. we're down 10% from recent highs. investors worried about earnings. jpmorgan reports today. to put it in perspective, nearly 3.2 trillion has been wiped off global markets year to date. meanwhile, the u.s. treasury has reportedly launched a pilot program in new york and miami to track foreign buyers of high-end real estate who pay in cash. the move comes amid concerns the u.s. real estate market is becoming a top destination for money laundering. an increasing number of high-end math han tan properties are being bought by chinese. michael and darlene, these title issuers will have to disclose details on deals of $3 million.
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consider when you buy your next $3 million house. >> i'll show up with two suitcases and say i'll take it. >> as you've done in the past. >> landon, thank you. still ahead, the price at the pump continues to fall. what's happening, though -- remember all the fuel surcharges we've been paying over the years? coming up a champion skier now facing serious charges.
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welcome back. 6:14 on a thursday morning. a few snowflakes in the air. flurries across portions of the area early this morning.
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for the most part, just a few flakes in the air. they'll dissipate after 7:00 or 8:00. back to the 40s tomorrow after we start this moderating trend. a soggy start to the weekend. first half of saturday a rainmaker heading our way. 25 in astoria. 19 in ringwood. again, the further north and west you go, these temperatures drop off into the mid and upper teens. city and coastal areas generally between 20 and 25. still a bit of a breeze out there. feels like 15 in central park when the wind kicks in. 14 the current feels-like temperature at jfk. across long island, it generally feels like between 10 and 15 degrees. a little patch of snow showers coming on through. lightest now across the catskills, poconos. still flurries in northern new jersey. the brighter white right there that's kind of dying out, that was the one particular snow shower that put down a little coating in some spots.
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still sitting back in the poconos. it's going to take another hour or two to get on through. after that, a mix of clouds and sun. still breezy. into tonight, batch patchy clouds around. tomorrow, sun giving way to more clouds. clouds build up later in the amp. it's a dry day. i think the bulk of the nighttime hours before midnight tomorrow, dry too. we're still in the 40s on saturday. morning showers will exit from southwest to northeast. maybe a little clearing before the day is through. then a cold wind moves back in on sunday. along with that, a couple snow flurries possible. colder yet early next week. we're back below freeze ing ing on martin luther king day. a little after 6:16. checking in on the commute, let's go to lauren. >> good morning. a new problem out there for subway commuters.
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michael, between myrtle avenue and meth poll tan ropolitan avenue. that's because of switching problems. still this accident on 95 northbound in connecticut. delays are southbound because of rubber necking. heading over to new jersey, this just came in. an accident on route 46 eastbound by industrial avenue. two lanes are shut down here. we're seeing some delays northbound on the van wyck expressway this morning. this is all because of the construction out by the kew gardens interchange. delays are building back to atlantic avenue. alternate side of the street parking rules in heskt. we'll have your next weather and traffic update on the 4s. bill cosby's deposition in a defamation lawsuit has been delayed. seven women accusing cosby of sexual abuse say he and his legal team have dismissed them as liars. a judge decided to hold off on the deposition while cosby faces
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for allegedly attacking a woman at temple university in 2004. cosby has denied all of the allegations. olympic gold medalist skier peekaboo street is fis acing charges after allegedly pushing her father down some stairs in a utah home. her father told police that street started yelling after he bumped his car into the house while trying to leave. street is charged with assault and domestic violence. on long island, a bank robbery and ensuing police chase made for some frantic moments. it all started when a bank in bay shore was robbed by two armed thieves. they were pursued 12 miles along the l.i.e. the chase ended when the vehicle slammed into a nassau police car. two suspects were caught with the stolen money. >> we got off the highway, and
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>> everybody stopped and was watching it like a movie. . >> i said to one of the cops, what's going on? he had a rifle and he said, close the door. >> during the entire chase and search, local schools were put on lockdown as a precaution. an upsetting complaint against an uber driver. a manhattan woman says that driver conditioned her service while she was in labor. according to fortune.com, the woman says the driver refused to let her in his car because he thought she might vomit. not only that, he allegedly charged $13 for, quote, lost time. in a statement, uber says denying service to any passenger is unacceptable. 6:19. coming up next, jimmy fallon puts an old-school spin on one of today's hottest songs. and later on, we have some good news for parents as education officials extend a key deadline for young students. don't forget, follow us on facebook and twitter. michaelg4ny, darlene4ny.
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beautiful view there from our sky cam. new this morning, jimmy fallon revealed a brand new impression on "the tonight show." >> some audience members actually believed bob dylan was in the building. fallon performed a cover of
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his best dylan voice. he even completed his look with a wig and a black hat. >> totally him. >> tonight jimmy welcomes democratic presidential hopeful hillary clinton. catch that at 11:00. >> that was really good. >> so talented. what is he doing wasting his time doing a show like that? >> that was really good. >> at fist look, you're like, that's dylan. no, it's not. awesome. all right. well, obviously it's kind of cold this morning. we have snow showers and flurries this morning. northern new jersey, still a few light flurries. the steadiest push seems to be across portions of long island. could be a quick dusting in one or two spots. none of this is all that heavy. once the flurries end, most areas between 7:00 and 9:00, the skies will break up for a little sunshine. that is the clouds will break up. 39 the expected high this
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20s in the suburbs with a partly cloudy sky. we have a rainmaker heading our way for the weekend. we'll talk about that coming up in the next half hour. >> thank you very much. lauren, good morning. >> good morning. we have a couple bus detours out there this morning. a few new ones for new york city. the q-39, q-67, and q-69. for nj transit bus commuters, route 196 will not be operating on skyline in ringwood because of inclement weather. we're not really going to be able to see it, maybe a little, but we're getting reports of light snow on the new york state throughway. they have not placed a speed restriction on the bridge. just use caution. >> all right. thanks so much, lauren. 6:5 25. coming up next, time to check your powerball tickets. >> reporter: i'm katherine creag live in queens, where we might not have had the jackpot winners, but big winners in our area, including someone who
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we'll have the details coming up. >> reporter: and sad news at columbia university. a bus crash claims the lives of three students who were on a volunteer mission in honduras. i'm tracie strahan live with more on how the university is helping students cope. and if you're about to head out the door, take us with you. keep watching "today in new york." download the news 4 new york app on your mobile device right now.
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it's about time the taco...came out of its shell. unleash the power of dough. give it a pop. that sound. like nails on a chalkboard. but listen to this: (family talking) that's a different kind of sound. the sound of the weekend. unleash the power of dough.
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now at 6:30, tragedy for columbia university as three students are killed while on a volunteer mission in honduras. today marks a major milestone for the mta's fulton hub. we'll tell you why. and there's three lucky winners that will split the record-breaking $1.5 billion powerball jackpot. "today in new york" starts now. we should say three lucky tickets. there may be multiple, multiple winners. 6:30 a.m. on this thursday, january 14th. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm darlene rodriguez. let's check in with chris cimino. he's right. there's a lot of work pools and office pools all over the place. >> sure. i'm sure you'll hear a lot of winners scattered around the area. not exactly winners in the weather department this morning. still cold out there. upper teens up north.
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23 down in long branch. generally 20 to 25 covers long island. snow showers and flurries out there this morning. you can see the batch moving across the northern third of new jersey right now into just north of the city into portions of long island. as you zoom in, you can see the steadiest or heaviest push with those brighter whites, that's already moved into portions of suffolk county and dying out a little bit. still some leftover flurries to get through, through the morning. i think most of it's done between 7:00 and 9:00. breaks in the clouds cover, a little sun, 33 by noon. forecasting a high of 39 degrees. let's see if it's still a comfortable commute for most. >> it is getting a little congested out there. i just saw an accident on the northern state parkway. they just seemed to have pulled off on the shoulder. this is westbound just before exit 29a. there are delays getting into this area. i'll keep you posted on that. heading over to new jersey, we have an accident on route 46 eastbound out by industrial avenue with two lanes closed. and we'll have more weather and
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>> okay, lauren. thanks very much. new this morning, the record-breaking powerball jackpot will be split at least three ways. those winning tickets were sold in california, in tennessee, and in florida. there may not be any jackpot winners in our area, but some people are still waking up as millionaires at least. "today in new york's" katherine creag is not one of them. but she is in long island city with more. hey, kat. >> reporter: i'm at work, as you are. we didn't win the big jackpot or maybe a million dollars, but someone did. we're hearing from so many people who buy their lottery tickets here in long island city, elsewhere, in different places, just not here. but someone bought a ticket here, and it's worth $1 million. this is 25-08 queens plaza south right by the entrance to the queensboro plaza train station. this is one of the stores that sold a winning ticket for a million dollars. the big jackpot winners, as you mentioned, were down south and out west. in fact, in chino hills, california, we want to show you
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hundreds, perhaps thousands, of people gathering at the 7-eleven where one of the winning jackpot tickets was sold. chino hills is about a 40-minute drive from los angeles. people there were chanting and cheering, wondering who the big winner is. the two other tickets were sold in munford, tennessee, and florida. we just talked with a frequent lottery player here in queens, who's congratulating the local winners. take a listen. >> that's really, really awesome. i wanted to have a chance to win, but you know, it happens. >> you're a good sport about it. at least you're wishing someone else well. >> oh, absolutely. hopefully the person that won, they can actually use it, and hopefully they do some good with it. it's good for them. glr and >> reporter: and there are a lot of big winners in our area. we want to show you this map of where the $1 million tickets were sold. five of them in new york. beth page on long island, stony point in rockland county, three in queens.
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in connecticut. michael, i know you have relatives in tennessee. i have relatives in california. i don't know if you've made calls yet. i've already e-mailed. i've already started that process to see what's going on, back to you. >> i'm going to wait until 6:30 a.m. their time and make my first call to nashville. kat, thanks so much. right now police are hoping surveillance video will help catch the man accused of trying to rape a 13-year-old girl in brooklyn. you see man following the girl. we've blurred her image for her protection. he then follows another woman until she went into the subway station. then he turned his attention back to the girl. police say he tried to kidnap and rape her at knife point, threatening to slice her face. we spoke to one of the girl's friends. >> i came downstairs, and i saw her running and she was crying and i asked what happened and she said, oh, somebody tried to take me. >> the girl says the man only
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if you recognize the man in this video, please call police. happening today, the first store is going to open for business at the mta's fulton hub more than a year after the hub opened its doors. irving farm roasters will begin serving just about 30 minutes from now. 4 investigates had revealed how this multibillion-dollar transit hub had been losing money with none of the promised shops up and running. developers say the delay was permit and utility issues. 6:34. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. checking in with chris cimino. good morning. >> good morning. we have a few issues with snow showers and flurries this morning, making for a few slippery spots here and there, especially north and west of the city. a passing flurry in any location possible up until about 8:00 or 9:00. the sun will make its return later this morning and afternoon with less wind during the afternoon hours. temperatures in the upper 30s. it will certainly feel a little more comfortable compared to yesterday.
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we've had a few flurries pass, even through midtown. right now just mostly cloudy. a brief snow shower early on this morning. by noon, clouds mixing with sun. by 3:00, we're in the upper 30s. that forecast high today of 39 degrees. rest of your seven-day outlook and the weekend ahead. let's get an update on the commute from lauren. >> if you're getting on the buses, nj transit commuters that take 196, it's running express from ringwood into new york. that's all because of some inclement weather. it's not operating on skyline drive. bus routes 30 and 78 also on detour. and a couple in new york as well. i talked about this accident out there on the northern state parkway. there it is. it's back. again, this is causing delays heading into exit 29a in the westbound lanes. just before you get to the split to get to the l.i.e. or continue on the northern state parkway. if you're getting on the rails, all good news from there. service on the m train has resumed. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s.
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grief counselors will be at columbia university today following the deaths of three students on a volunteer mission in honduras. "today in new york's" tracie strahan is near the campus. tracie? >> reporter: darlene, we've learned that bus fell several feel and crashed into a gully, killing those three students and injuring several more as they were on their way to an airport in honduras to come back home. all of this happening as they were on their way. it was a very horrific crash, as you can see from that bus. there were three students that were killed. two students and a nurse practitioner from columbia who was also a student. several other students were injured when that bus fell an estimated 80 feet, crashing into a gully on the way to the capital city. the group was wrapping up a volunteer mission with a group called global brigades. they're a group that organizes health and development missions. they've identified the victims as 20-year-old olivia erhardt of columbia university and abigail
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as well as a nurse practitioner at columbia university medical center. another student from barnard college, 21-year-old daniella moffson, was also killed in the crash. in a statement, the university president praised their service and said they gave their lives to do and show off their talents. the university, darlene, has sent a team to honduras to ensure those injured are getting the proper medical care. back to you. >> all right. tracie, thank you. it is 6:36 right now. there's still no arrests in the shooting that left one teen dead and another injured in brownsville. police questioned three people last night. they say gunfire erupted just before 3:00 p.m. yesterday near lavonia and pennsylvania avenues. an 18-year-old man was struck in the head and died. the other teen was hit in the arm. he's expected to recover. police are now releasing a photo of an alleged thief who they say is targeting women on the lower east side. this is a picture of the man police say they're looking for. police say he approaches women, steals their purses.
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times last month. in two of these incidents, the victims fought back. if you know this man,s if you recognize him, if you have any information, please give police a call. police in new jersey hope someone can help find two men who carried out a scary home invasion. the men broke into this home overnight tuesday in middlesex. they woke up an elderly widow. she was startled to see these men standing over her bed. they didn't hurt her, but they ransacked her home, stealing money and jewelry. which governor cuomo took the stage for his state of the state address, he didn't know he was going to be sharing the spotlight with a heckler. >> okay, okay, assemblyman. all right, assemblyman. sit down. all right. everybody heard you. >> it wasn't an outsider. it was brooklyn assemblyman
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during yesterday's address to callneth out the governor for what he says is a lack of funding for the homeless. the assemblyman was escorted out. governor cuomo unveiling a $145.3 billion budget proposal. it would spend the state's $2.3 windfall from court settlements to freeze throughway tolls, to make large investments in public infrastructure, and to house the poor and homeless. 6:38 right now. still ahead, a lawsuit over lip balm. why a trendy product may be responsible for serious skin problems. >> and we'll have weather and traffic on the 4s coming up as we look at the grand central parkway by laguardia. you're watching "today in new
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all right. live look there at times square. maybe you were among the 11 million people who enjoyed nbc's live broadcast of the broadway great "the wiz." >> get ready. another live musical is coming. it is the tony award spectacular "hairspray." that stage production was turned into a movie. now you can catch it live here on nbc 4 in december. who will be the stars? we don't know. we're told those deals are still in the works. >> i'll put myself up as the tv host. >> love it. >> all right. a reunion is in the works for the hit sitcom "friends." it's all to honor tv director james burrows. it will be the first time they've all appeared since "friends" ended back in 2004. the special will air sunday,
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none of them have aged. >>si all right. almost 6:44. time for a little weather and traffic together. we're talking about temperatures in the low and mid 20s in and around the city. we're at 22 in harrison. gets colder in places like ringwood, sussex. you're in the teens. across long island, generally between 20 and 25. there's a little bit of a breeze. it's not as windy, certainly, as it was yesterday morning at this time. a windchill of 15 in central park. feels like 14 at jfk. feels as come ld as 8 in newburgh. island. we've had a few snow showers and area. got a report from glen rock the roads are slippery in some spots. flurries should be tapering off between 7:00 and 9:00 from west to east. recess time, 33. probably by dismissal time, well above freezing at 38 degrees with partial sunshine. there are the snow showers.
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still a few more embedded here. we have another couple hours to get through. after that, we look for the clouds to break up for a little bit of sunshine. by 1:00, you can see more clouds to the north, more sun through the city on south. tonight, just a partly cloudy sky. nothing to worry about. stays dry. towards tomorrow night, the clouds thicken up. the rain comes up from the south overnight tomorrow night, probably after midnight most cases. early soaking rain certainly possible on saturday. to the north and west, cold air wraps in quickly enough, could be a changeover toward the catskills. notice by 3:00 it's long gone. we're backing back out into sunshine. we'll have clouds breaking out into sunshine this afternoon. not as cold. 39 the expected high once we shake these morning snow flurries. tonight, not as come ld as last night. rain first half of the day saturday, in the 40s. back to cold wind again on sunday. maybe a couple snow flurries around. you'll see on this seven-day forecast, early next week it's cold again.
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offshore. martin luther king day, just sun and clouds. 32 for tuesday. 34 with some sunshine on wednesday. let's find out about the commute from lauren. >> good morning. a couple problems on the roads. we will head over to a disabled vehicle on the bronx river parkway. this is heading northbound by the cross bronx expressway in the right lane. then over in new jersey on 280 westbound, we have a disabled truck out here just before exit 8, prospect avenue. also in the right lane. if you are headed westbound on the northern state parkway, that accident still out there just before exit 29a. you can see police are on scene. it now shuts down two lanes. so there are delays heading into this area. if you are headed to the newark bay extension, we just had a disabled vehicle clear from here heading eastbound on the bridge there. you still have residual delays from it. you can see a slow ride through here as you make your way towards the holland tunnel. if you're taking the subways, earlier the m train was suspended.
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metropolitan avenue. back to you. >> lauren, thank you. 6:46 right now. gas prices in the city are less than $2 a gallon, but some companies are still hitting customers with fuel surcharges for deliveries 4 investigates found out fedex, u.p.s., and dhl have all lowered the percentage they charge. yellow cabs have a built-in surcharge that has not gotten any lower. we have good news for parents. the department of education is extending the deadline to register your child for kindergarten. the deadline now pushed back to next wednesday. that will be january 20th. all students who were born in the year 2011 who currently live in new york city, they're eligible to attend kindergarten in september of 2016. you have to submit an application in order to receive kindergarten placement. don't miss out. bronx high school of science, they're giving students
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well, off their wi-fi network. seems too many students are using the school's wi-fi connection for sites like youtube and snapchat. that's slowing down service for teachers who want to use the service during classes. those who access it are being blocked by the network one by one. those kids are probably creating an atomic particle collider in the meantime. >> they can get around your little block and password pretty easily. 6:48. coming up next, new concerns over a popular lip balm. we're going to tell you why you may want to toss this product. and don't forget, follow us on facebook and twitter and inn stay grament. michaelg4ny, darlene4ny.
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beautiful view there of the brooklyn bridge and the east river. this cold weather calls for lip balm, but before you put it on, check the label. it could be part of a class-action lawsuit. some customers are claiming the popular drugstore brand eos caused severe rashes, bleeding, blisters, cracking, even loss of skin pigmentation. the company says the lawsuit is without merit, and their products exceed all safety and quality standards. all right. 6:52. the "today" show coming up in squus a few minutes. since we didn't win powerball, good morning, matt and savannah. >> you really thought you were going to win? >> i had my fingers crossed. >> she had three tickets. >> i had 20. i went out to dinner last night. at the last minute, i walked by one of those places and said what the heck. i went in like everybody. >> of course. >> anyway, it's okay. coming up on "today," we're
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powerball frenzy. three different winning tickets sold in three different states. who are those lucky people? we'll talk about it. also ahead, you just mentioned this one. hazardous to your health. a major lawsuit just filed against that popular brand of lip balm, eos. >> those stories and complete coverage of this morning's oscar nominations from los angeles. >> and we will celebrate one year of our friend wrangler here in studio 1a when we see you on a thursday morning. it's a wrangler-versary. >> very cute. very excited about oscar nominations. i have my revenan overcoat i'll be wearing. >> i have a bear here. >> we'll meet at the plaza. thanks. up next, we'll see if our temperatures will actually get above the freezing mark today.
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now to the latest tragic news involving three columbia university students. the women were killed during a volunteer mission in honduras. >> "today in new york's" tracie strahan is at the campus. such a sad story. >> reporter: absolutely, michael. we've learned those students were killed as they were heading to an airport in honduras following that volunteer mission. 20-year-old olivia erhardt was one of the students killed as well as 45-year-old abigail flanagan, a student as well as a nurse practitioner. 21-year-old daniella moffson was also killed when their bus veered off a road in honduras
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crashing into a gully. the university has sent a team to honduras to tend to the other students injured in the crash. back to you. >> all right, tracie. thank you very much. new this morning, a violent robbery in the williams bridge section of the bronx caught on camera. police are trying to find the three men who robbed a 67-year-old man on white plains road last week. it may be a bit difficult to see here, but one suspect is grabbing the victim around the neck. the victim struggles before being thrown to the ground. he says the men took the money out of his pockets as he lay there on the street. in just a few minutes, the first shop will be open for business at the mta's fulton hub more than a year after the hub opened its doors. irvin farm roasters will begin serving at 7:00 a.m. 4 investigates had revealed how the multibillion-dollar transit hub had been losing remember knew -- revenue with none of the promised shops open.
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mcadoo will be leading big blue next season. he's been the offensive coordinator for the past two seasons. three lucky tickets are going to split the record-breaking powerball jackpot. katherine creag is in long island city with more. i don't mean to sound like i'm crying. >> reporter: not at all. but i'm crying too. several big winners. this is one of the stores that sold a million-dollar ticket in that powerball zrauing. not the jackpot winners. those were in tennessee, florida, and chino hills, california. this video we want to e sho you. i'm trying to find myylelatives in this huge crowd gathering at the 7-eleven where one of the big jackpot tickets was sold. in our area, there were five winning tickets in new york, $1 million apiece. you have to check your numbers just to see if you won anything at all. back to you. >> and kat, you have relatives in california. i have relatives in tennessee. we have to make these early morning phone calls. >> i have relatives in florida.
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here. potentially. >> wow. >> i got a metro card. that's what i got. >> i woke up this morning and checked my tickets and was like, shucks. oh, well. >> is that what you said? >> i said shucks. >> like a nice young lady. >> that's when i say when i drive too, just like all of you. a look at late-running construction on the new jersey turnpike northbound in the car lanes out there by interchange 13. you can see there are some delays. the truck lanes may be a better option. let's take a live look at the inbound side of the lincoln tunnel. this is the heaviest at your hudsons. it's a 20-minute wait into the tolls here. about ten minutes at the george washington bridge. same over at the holland. so this is the worst of it. still not that bad. >> all right, lauren. thank you. chris? >> dang, there's snow flurries out there right now. look at them on the radar. we have a little bit of light snow across the northern third of new jersey, into long island too. could be a dusting in some spots. really nothing of great consequence. the skies will break up for sunshine this afternoon. not as cold.
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