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general electric. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everybody. 5:00 a.m. on this friday, january 15th. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm darlene rodriguez. storm team 4's chris cimino here with the forecast. >> good morning. feels good out there this morning compared to where we have been earlier this week. some of the suburbs still down to the 20s. even with that, very little wind stirring up the air. certainly a lot of the bite taken out of the cold. patchy clouds out there early this morning. there's a storm system lurking off to our south and west. this will move up the coast and give us some rain later tonight. during the day today, it is a dry day. the clouds will gather up as we go through time. a much milder afternoon. 45 at noontime. forecasting a high of 50 late this amp. let's see how that commute is treating us so far on a friday morning. >> still being nice to us, except if you live if the area of springfield and summit. we have a water main break
both directions between springfield avenue and route 24. that's the worst of the problems on the roads right now. also roadwork on the queens midtown tunnel. this is the ongoing overnight construction that shuts down that south tube. it'll wrap up at about 5:30. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4 rz. >> thanks very much. happening now, an attempted robber is hospitalized after shooting inside a long island bank. a security guard says he was forced to open fire with customers nearby. "today in new york's" lori bordonaro is in franklin square with how all this unfolded very dramatically. >> reporter: indeed, michael. we're hoping to learn more about that security guard a little later this morning as well as the gunman. police say he walked into this very crowded chase bank armed with a gun and announced a robbery. this all happened at about 5:30 in the evening yesterday. there were eight customers still inside as well as seven employees when this happened.
known is there were two plain clothed security guards inside. police say he pointed his gun at them, but his plan was foiled when one of those security guards, a retired police officer, shot him four times. he was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive. police were out here for several hours last night investigating. it appears that the robber was shot right here near the front door. right now there's a sign posted on the door here at this chase bank saying it is temporarily closed. no word on when it will reopen. back to you. >> all right. lori, thank you so much. right now, indonesian officials are vowing to find those responsible for yesterday's deadly jakarta terror assault. just hours ago, police identified four of yesterday's attackers. two were said to be convicted militants. in all, five s assailants were killed along with two civilians in that bomb and gun assault. today three men are being questioned, but police aren't yet linking them to the attack. police are trying to identify a man wanted for a violent robbery on staten
pictures this morning of the suspect. police say he approached a 45-year-old man behind a building on gordon street in clifton. he allegedly punched the man several times, stole his wallet. happening today, some queens students will be returning to school after two days of being sent home sick from a nasty stomach virus. 88 students were sent home sick the last two days at ps-12 in woodside. officials believe they contracted a norovirus. crews disinfected the school. none of the children were sent to the hospital. also happening today, workers are expected to return to two midtown office buildings after yesterday's gas leak scare. nearly 500 people were evacuated. today the buildings on 37th street between 7th and 8th avenues are expected to reopen. workers spent the night repairing a busted eight-inch gas main. coming up on 5:04. time for weather and traffic on the 4s.
the mid-20s to the mid-30s what a change it is. i'm talking about age, not the weather. >> you're most familiar with the mid-30s, right? it does feel much more comfortable this morning. even milder this afternoon. not so cold this morning. clouds thicken up through the day. highs approaching 50 degrees before the day is through. that's good news. no rain. you don't need the rain gear through the early evening hours. rain moves in later tonight, probably past 9:00 or 10:00. we'll be in the upper 40s by 8:00 and nearing 50 by 3:00 thisvs afternoon. let's see how the commute is moving along so far. >> so far, so good. very few issues out there. we have a couple of service changes on the buses for new york city commuters. the b-35, b-70, m-15, and m-15 select bus service. for new jersey transit, bus routes 30 and 78 are on detour.
trains should be wrapped up. you also need to move your car today. alternate side of the street parking rules are in heskt. >> lauren, thank you very much. police are asking for your help to find a shooting suspect in the bronx. we're going to show you the suspect. 31-year-old juan rivera. investigators say he walked up to a man in the fordham heights section and shot him in the jaw and back. this took place on december 30th at 3:00 in the afternoon. the victim was taken to the hospital in stable condition. if you have any information, you're asked to contact police. the man arrested for a shooting at the roosevelt field mall oblong island is due in court today. 21-year-old oliver lee is accused of trying to rob a tourneau store. an elderly man is now in the hospital after he was hit by a motorcycle on the upper west side. police say the 73-year-old man
96th and amsterdam avenue when he was hit. they say the man was out of the crosswalk. the motorcyclist had the right-of-way. the man was taken to the hospital with head injuries and is in critical condition. the area has had a serious history of accidents, and residents say they've been pushing for tougher traffic laws for years. >> a lot of very reckless and horrible driving around here. i'm not sure what can be done disturbing, especially since i have young children. >> that motorcyclist was also taken to the hospital with injuries. so far that person has not been4b charged. two quick-thinking nypd officers calmly took down a man armed with a gun in the bronx. security video shows the suspect being arrested near featherbed lane at nelson avenue in morris heights. officers say they were on patrol when they heard gunshots. they say they saw the suspect, edward chapman, fire off another round then walk away. he now faces a number of weapons charges. the ongoing debate over horse-drawn carriages in new
just as city officials say they're close to a compromise. "today in new york's" katherine creag is in central park with both sides of this debate. i'm going to call it the ongoing debate because it's been ongoing for our a while. >> reporter: it certainly has, michael, with a lot of people getting involved. mayor mayor de blasio, when he ran for office, wanted to do away with the horse-drawn carriages, saying he was concerned with how the animals were treated. these horses, they travel from the west side of manhattan, go up 8th avenue, 10th avenue to get where we are. it looks like there's going to be ajag compromise. the horse-drawn carriages will remain, although the number of carriages allowed may be significantly reduced. a source tells news 4 a deal on the future of the carriages is close to being finalized.
to when it will be announced. as part of the deal, those west side stables may be done away with, putting stables here in central park. there have been some mishaps with animals getting hurt because they're traveling up these avenues. >> right. so they won't be on the far west side where they're staying now. they would be in a more park-like setting. >> reporter: yeah, very much closer to where they gather here on central park. >> all right, kat. thanks so much. governor cuomo's propose the state budget would add hundreds of millions of dollars in new costs for new york city. cuomo's plan requires the city to cover new increases in medicaid spending. that's expected to tack on $180 million. the budget also calls for the city to contribute about $485 million to the city university of new york system. mayor de blasio says he will
reject the budget. an elected city officials may be getting raises. it now heads to a city council vote. councilmembers would get at nearly $26,000 increase. their salary would be $138,000 a year. mayor de blasio would get more than a 15% raise. 5:09 now. in today's cnbc money report, ge has reached a deal to el sell its appliance business. it's being bought by a chinese appliance business for $5.4 billion. and wall street giant goldman sachs now settling the short-style mortgages. they'll pay $5 billion to federal prosecutors and various agencies. a portion of that money will
have been swamped by debt from those mortgages. they're blamed in part for the country's huge financial crisis. 5:09 right now. still ahead on "today in new york," new york city values come under fire during last night's heated gop debate. our own kerry barrett has the story next. and a robber who went in for handfuls of cash got an earful instead. >> and your weather and traffic
it is 5:13. here are four things to know this morning. police are searching for this man after a violent robbery on staten island. investigators say he punched a man several times onb` gordon street in clifton, then stole from the victim(pa and ran off. worries on wall street this morning after china's stocks plummeted once again overnight. those concerns could be feedings into some lower futures we're seeing on wall street this morning. president obama's first big
union address will be on youtube today. three youtube employees will hold the live event at 2:15 this afternoon, fielding questions using the hashtag, youtube asks obama. and the giants plan to introduce their new head coach at a news conference later on this morning. 38-year-old ben mcadoo taking over the top job after spending two years as an offensive coordinator under tom coughlin. 5:14 on the nose. time for weather and traffic together on this friday. i think the weather is going to %eat us pretty nice to finish off the workweek with above-normal temperatures for a change. rain will arrive later tonight, probably after 9:00 or 10:00, and last into the first part of the day tomorrow. kind of a quick hit. looks like the heaviest of the rain will slide to the south and east of us. then it's very cold again. it's chilly across central naj ew jersey. still down in the 20s. point pleasant right at the freezing mark.
temperatures, wh you see is what you're going to feel. generally low to mid-20s northern new jersey. mid-30s in the city. school day forecast at the bus stops, again, it's going to be chilly to start. temperatures mid and upper 30s in the city. with very little wind, it's much more bearable. recess time, 45. dismissal time, upper 40s. patchy clouds out there this morning. we'll start to get into heavier clouds as this storm system gets closer. we're going to be on the northwestern side of it. typically that would be the cold, snow side of it. but we're running out of cold air as milder air moves in. it's a milder day today. clouds going to build up but it's dry. we're up around 50. here come the showers overnight tonight. again, there may be a mix well to the north and west. for the most part, the storm is really going to skim the coastline. 42 for a low in the city.
it's out of here we think by tomorrow afternoon. 47 the expected high tomorrow. then eventually colder air is going to follow behind this. rainfall potential, not all that much anticipated. we're talking about a quarter of an inch to half inch on average. that seems to be what we can get out of this. it's going to be moving further south and east than we originally thought, so we're not going to get the real heavy-duty rain. plan on az/ soaking start at least on saturday but drying out in the afternoon. maybe a couple flurries around later sunday with another system also passes to the east of us. much colder next week. monday, only 29 with a very strong gusty wind, making it feel even colder than that. we stay at or below fbn/kw9 tuesday, but it's bright and sunny wednesday and thursday. temperatures still in the low and mid-30s. let's get the latest on the commute. of course, we turn to lauren scala for that. >> thanks, chris. good morning. still pretty much the same story for the commute. things are moving along nicely. we'll take you around the area. we'll take a live look at the long island expressway by the grand central can see there's plenty of road work in the eastbound lanes. looks like just one is getting
just yet. changes. heading over to the fdr drive, we have roadwork out here. smooth sailing as you make your way southbound in the 70s. northbound also doing just fine. then over at the lincoln tunnel, there's a little bit of activity and flashing lights out there, but we don't have any reports of problems. everything still moving along nicely into the tolls. here's a bid of a heads up for the weekend. beginning tonight around mid night through monday morning at 8:00 a.m., the ramp is going to be shut down from the george washington bridge to the harlem river drive. you'll not be able to access the southbound lane there is. you'll need to take the henry hudson or the deegan. also, one lane getting by harlem river drive northbound. major heads up. that's going to be the entire weekend. we'll have more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> lauren, thanks very much. 5:17 now. the republican front runners went head to head during a debate last night.
pretty quickly. "today in new york's" kerry barrett is in the newsroom with the story. probably not surprising considering how close we are to the iowa caucuses. >> not wildly different from what we've seen in the past. these republican debates have been known for their sparring, but last night things got real as they say. a little morer of these back and forth moments. one of them during this debate and then on social media afterward, this exchange between ted cruz and donald trump. cruz pointing to an interview that trump did with the late tim russert with trump kind of explaining his views, views that cruz says are than the views trump professes to hold now, implying this is one of the reasons that conservatives shouldn't get behind trump. it's because he embodies what cruz calls new york values. but a lot of people say that this backfired after an emotional response from trump, who was born and raised in queens. >> the values in new york city are socially liberal,
>> when the world trade center came down, i saw something that no place on earth could have handled more beautifully, more humanely than new york. you had two 100 -- [ applause ] and everybody in the world watched, and everybody in the world loved new york and loved new yorkers. i have to tell you, that was a very insulting statement that ted made. >> so that exchange between the two of them spawned a twitter hashtag, new york values. we're going to bring you some of the best in the next hour. meanwhile, you should know the iowa caucus is february 1st. there's one more republican debate before that in iowa on january 28th. michael? >> kerry, thank you very much. the "today" show will have a complete wrap-up on the fireworks from last night's debate at 7:00 a.m. right after "today in new york." 5:19 right now. hillary clinton offering criticism of her republican challengers, but the democratic presidential candidate did it
she was on nbc's "tonight show" starring jimmy fallon. that's where she admitted that, yes, she does watch the gop debates, but she'd rather not.rb she also said she's not intimidated by donald trump. >> donald trump the other night, i don't know if you saw it -- >> i didn't. [ laughter ] i'll tell you what, he's a lot more obsessed with me than i am with him. >> on a more serious note, clinton said she may have to toughen her strategy in sunday's democratic debate now that the iowa caucuses are closing in. 5:20 right now. still ahead, two words you usually don't hear together very often. ice and volcano. it's a discovery in our solar system that's next. and forget "jurassic park." the museum of natural history is
the common core rollout was a disaster. parents knew it. teachers knew it. and now, governor cuomo's task force is doing what's right. state tests don't unfairly count against students. and test scores won't be used in teacher evaluations. less testing. greater focus on learning. that's a start, but there's more to do.
fair learning standards that help every child -- in every neighborhood -- succeed. welcome back. 5:23, looking at the hamilton bridge. it's 35 degrees on this friday morning. well, who needs "jurassic park"? you can go to the museum of natural history to look at a dinosaur that tops them all. it's so big, 122 feet long. the head sticks out of the doorway, where it greets visitors.
museum's famous blue whale. you know how big that is. this mammoth dinosaur was found in argentina. as fierce as it looks, it only ate plants. i have to get over there and see that. >> beautiful. nasa scientists have released new photos of scientists. it shows one or two possible ice volcanos. these imagesr| were taken in july last year by the new horizon space probe. at the time, the spacecraft was still 30,000 miles away. look at the resolution on this picture. nasa says the feature is about 90 miles across and 2 1/2 miles high. if it is a volcano, it would be the largest discovered in the outer solar system. but it's an ice volcano. so what comes out of it is not lava but ice? >> what exactly is happening there, chris? >> i'm no pluto expert. i'm thinking maybe that's the next vacation spot, but that's about it. i've never heard of that before. >> ice volcano.
things behave a little differently. we have volcanos but not ice volcanos. and we have cold weather, but not today. it's getting milder. 50 this afternoon. things it really feeling a lot better today. we lose the sunshine we have early on. the clouds will take over. those clouds will lead to wet weather tonight. probably after 9:00 or 10:00, rain breaks out. not bad overnight, in the lower 40s. but the cold air is going to make its comeback. we'll talk about that in the next half hour. >> thank you, chris. >> hey, lauren. >> hey. commute is quiet. no big problems out there. here's your commuter checklist. all doing just fine. we'll head out and show you the belt parkway, which is also doing just fine. as you make your way past lefferts boulevard, nothing slowing you down. >> okay, lauren. thank you. a store clerk used a new approach to take on an armed robber. he scolded the gunman. take a look at the security video from an indiana store. you see the clerk pointing his
parent would do to a child. he apparently told him stealing was wrong. police say it's not the wisest thing to do when threatened by an armed robber. >> i've never seen anything like this. he's telling him to get out. s2pjj rqrj lecturing him. >> well, somehow the tactic worked. however, the worker did give the gunman a few dollars before sending him on his way. something tells me that's a very -- obviously not a smart thing to do, but he sounds like a very wise, respectable man who has a commanding presence. perhaps he got through to this young person. >> the police officer was amazed. still ahead on "today in new york," the video that will make you even more proud of the nypd. watch a calm takedown of a gunman in the bronx next. >> reporter: i'm lori bordonaro live on long island, where a security guard turned the tables on an armed bank robber. more on his heroic actions coming up. and if you're about had toad out the door, take us with you.
why some are furious over a new plan that's almost a done deal. and the search for the attacker who brutally beat a man on staten island. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everyone. it's friday morning. it is january 15th. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. storm team 4's chris cimino is here with the forecast. >> an upward trend. almost half wisconsin way through the month, and we're seeing temperatures above normal. but don't get used to it. the warm spot right now in central park at 35. still some chill north and west. not a lot of wind to deal with today. even with these temperatures starting out in the suburbs in the 20s, it doesn't feel as cold there either. clouds going to gather as we go through the day today. it will be rain free into the early evening hours. look at that temperature. 45 at noon going to a high of 50. she's looking at the commute for us right now. what's the latest, lauren? >> the commute is really in great shape. lots of green behind me.
we're going to head to the taconic, where you have police activity that takes up the left lane. this is northbound by route 117. this is a bigger problem, but route 100a is shut down between maplewood road and secor road because of a tree down. >> thanks, lauren. right now an attempted robber is in the hospital after a security guard opened fire during a holdup on long island. those shots were fired inside the bank with customers nearby. "today in new york's" lori board for that low -- bordonaro is in franklin square with how it all unfolded. >> reporter: that security officer was a retired police officer. this all happened at about 5:30 yesterday in the afternoon here at the chase on franklin avenue. there were eight customers and seven employees here, many who hit the floor during that holdup. police say the robber pointed his gun at the two security
again, one a retired police officer in plain clothes. he shot that gunman four times. it appears the shooting happened right near the front door here. police are still investigating it. for now, the bank will remain closed. michael and darlene, police have not yet released the name of that robber. he ist7 expected to survive. we're hoping to get a little bit more information about him later this morning as well as that security guard and his heroic actions. back to you, michael and darlene. >> lori, thank you. right now police in indonesia say they're hunting for terror cells with links to yesterday's deadly jakarta terror assault. five attackers and two civilians were killed. one of the victims was a ka nad canadian tourist. police say an isis flag was found at the scene of the assault. today, three men were taken in for questioning, but they're not being linked directly to the attacks. police are trying to track down the person who beat and robbed a man on staten island.
pictures of the suspect this morning. they say he approached a 45-year-old man behind a building on gordon street in clifton on december 1st. he allegedly punched the man several times and ran off with his wallet. we're told the victim was not seriously hurt. happening now, the nypd is looking for a man accused of a brazen daytime shooting in the bronx. this is the suspect here. 31-year-old juan rivera. investigators say on december 30th, he walked up to a man in the fordham heights section and shot him in the jaw and back. it happened at 3:00 in the afternoon. the victim was taken to st. barnabus hospital in stable condition. if you have any information, please contact police. happening today, some queens students will be going back to school, two days after being sent home sick from a nasty stomach virus. 88 students were sent home hill the last two days at ps-12 in woodside. officials believe they contracted the stomach flu.
also happening today, officials plan to reopen two midtown office buildings that had to be evacuated. there was a gas leak. nearly 500 people forced to leave those buildings on 37th streettj between 7th and 8th avenues. yesterday workers spent the night repairing a broken eight-inch gas main. 5:33. just about 5:34. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. it's friday morning, chris. how are you? >> not bad. we're in good shape. the weather is fine too. looking good to finish off the workweek workweek. the clouds going to thicken up throughout the day today. highs approaching 50 this afternoon. rain moves in later tonight, probably after 9:00 or 10:00 for most of us. for the day, it's dry. starting out with a few clouds. 35 degrees in the city. 20s in some of the suburbs. by 3:00, closing in on that 50-degree mark. there are some changes. in fact, winter weather in the works on the seven-day. we'll talk about that in a
let's talk commute with lauren right now. >> thanks, chris. we'll talk about mass transit. a lot of the same detours that have been out there throughout the morning. for new york city, the b-35, b-70, m-15, and m-15 select bus service. the rails, they all look good. and alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. we'll have more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. 5:44. the man accused of shooting a worker during a robbery attempt at the roosevelt field mall is due in court today. investigators say oliver lee's gun went off during a struggle with a security guard inside a tourneau store. it was just a couple days before christmas. that shot hit a 67-year-old mall employee in the shoulder. lee's lawyer claims the 21-year-old suffered from an unspecified trauma before the incident. he suggests lee may use what he calls a psychological defense. and in brooklyn, prosecutors now have six months to indict five teenagers accused of raping
says they need more time to build a ciy9case. four of the five teens who were charged were released. the e fifth teen is being held on an unrelated charge. that alleged rape happened last thursday night at osborn park. two of the teenagers say the sex was consensual. however, police say a crime was committed, and investigators right now are awaiting dna results. an elderly man is now in the hospital after being struck by a motorcycle on the upper west side. police say the 73-year-old man was crossing the intersection at 96th street and amsterdam avenue when he got hit. they say the man was out of the crosswalk. the motorcyclist had the right-of-way. the man was taken to the hospital with head injuries. he's now in critical condition. the area does have a history of serious accidents, and residents say they've been pushing for tougher traffic laws for years. >> a lot of very reckless and horrible driving around here. i'm not sure what could be done about it, but it's rather
>> the motorcyclist was also taken to the hospital with injuries. so far, he has not been charged. 5:36 now. this morning, there's renewed debate over a popular new york city tourist attraction. there is a new deal that would keep horse-drawn carriages on city streets. not everybody is happy about it. "today in new york's" katherine creag is in central park with both sides of the story. >> reporter: michael, what's happening now, there are negotiations between the mayor, administration, and the union that represents the carriage drivers. as you know, this is where the horse-drawn carriages are located. right here along central park south. we should be seeing them a little later this morning. but this has become such a big issue with celebrities getting involved, animal rights activists, and people who believe that these carriages should stay put, that they are part of new york. mayor de blasio, when he ran for office, wanted to do away with the horse-drawn carriages over concerns about how the animals were being treated. it looks like there is going to
the horse-drawn carriages will stay. although, the number of carriages allowed may be significantly reduced. as many as two-thirds of the approximately 200 horses working in the park would be permanently retired. so you'd have only about 75 horses left. and you can't please everyone. some carriage drives are saying that would put a big burden on those horses because there are so many tourists that you'd have 75 horses going around and around. so you have that issue, but we understand that this compromise could be announced at some point today. also, a permanent stable would be created here in central park so the horses wouldn't have to travel from the west side all the way here to central park south in the middle of traffic. >> right, and other people aren't happy because they wanted the mayor to stick to the promise of getting rid of the horse-drawn carriages completely. >> reporter: right, exactly. so some people are saying that they should absolutely go away because they believe the animals are being abused. but the mayor is trying to find some middle ground, at least his
union. >> kat, thank you very much. well, this morning we're seeing the calm police takedown of an alleged gunman in the bronx. security video shows the suspect being arrested in morris heights. officers say they were on patrol when they heard gunshots. they say they saw the suspect fire off another round then walk away. he now faces a number of weapons charges. 5:38 now. still ahead here ono7 "today in new york," trouble at the new york city home of actor neil patrick harris. we'll tell you about the crime and how his butler helped crack the case. and by now you've heard of the big "friends" reunion. turns out one cast member isn't coming. we'll tell you who next. weather and traffic on the 4s coming up next as you look at the grand central parkway by laguardia.
where a woman was raped now has a new door. it comes after news 4 i-team exposed the broken doors and locks at that complex. this is the new security door. you see it here at 72 columbia street. this is one of the public housing buildings in the baruch houses. police say that woman was attacked after her attacker entered through a broken door. the new security door uses key fobs instead of keys. there's a new intercom to phones. >> if the door is left open for too long, an alert goes and we know automatically. somebody from management can come, check on the door. >> there's 17 other buildings in that complex. they still need new doors. the city says this is a start. we're still waiting for the winners of the $1.6 billion powerball jack pot to come forward. meanwhile, we're learning more about a california nurse who thought she had won. celebrating was short lived at
wellness center in pomona.a turns out one of the tickets sent to the nurse by her son was a prank. >> my gosh, if the son played a joke, i want you to let her know that i would probably be willing to send her on a vacation somewhere because it's not a nice joke. >> no, it's not. powerball says there are three winners of the record jackpot in california, florida, and tennessee. not cool. all right. 5:44 right now. temperatures this morning a little bit better than they've been in recent mornings. still cold enough to support that ice. temperatures should get to near 50 before the day is through. a nice little break from the cold. as we get warmwarmer, our next storm system is approaching. that's why we think it's going
wind pretty light at 5 miles an hour. that's the other good news. so the cold you have early this morning, no real sting to it. temperatures above average this afternoon. rain moves in tonight into the first part of the day tomorrow. then it's out of here by tomorrow afternoon. a quick-moving system. the cold will return again latter half of the weekend and next week. 24-hour temperature change. we're 12 degrees warmer this morning than yesterday at this time. white plains, 10 degrees warmer. that translates to numbers like this. 35 in astoria. 23 in danbury. out in westhampton, 34 degrees. considerably milder this morning. clouds are starting to form out there. that's why that temperature went up. we're losing any clear sky we have to cloud cover as we go through the morning hours. there may be a little bit of sun from time to time today. as this storm system gets closer and moves up the coast, will thicken up through the day today.
this is noontime. not too bad. then the clouds quickly roll in late afternoon and evening. notice 6:00, not a problem. through 7:00, 8:00, 9:00. then you get towards 11:00, the leading edge of the starts to approach. by 10:00 tomorrow morning, it's out of the city, still raining across connecticut and long island. by tomorrow afternoon, we're back into some sunshine. what happens on sunday, we start out with sun, bring in the clouds. another storm system passes to the south and east of us. this will make it close enough to perhaps bring a few flurries or snow showers our way. for today, warmer temperatures. up around 50. sun giving way to clouds through the afternoon hours. tonight, 42 for a low. rain moving in late tonight. i think most of it after 9:00, 10:00. overnight tonight through early tomorrow, some rain. sunday, a colder day in the upper 30s. could be late snow showers or flurries around.
only in the upper 20s but with very strong winds. we're talking about windchills definitely down in the teens all day. so again, we get the rain late tonight. it's gone. if you sleep in late tomorrow morning. afternoon sun possible. cold and dry monday, tuesday, wednesday, and thursday. almost 5:47. let's find out about that friday morning commute. >> were you talking about me when you were talking about sleeping in late tomorrow? >> guilty. >> if you're getting on the trains, speaking of late, riverline for nj transit commuters, 30-minute delays in both directions due to system-wide signal problems. an accident on the taconic southbound after peek skill hollow road. not causing much of a problem just yet. we have a down treeocausing a closure on route 100a by maplewood road. that's also in both directions. heading to the fdr drive, we have a disabled vehicle heading southbound by 63rd street in the
then if you are getting on the roads in new jersey, we still have this water main break in the summit area. so morris avenue remains shut down between mountain avenue and sayre street. >> lauren, thank you very much. coming up on 5:48. this afternoon, president obama's going to do something that's unique to his administration. he's going to take part in a live interview, and it's going to be over youtube. questions have already been submitted under the hashtag youtube asks obama. it's part of his plan to push the state of the union address. the chicago police department is once again under scrutiny for another police shooting. it happened in 2003, but surveillance video was just made public. it shows officer kevin frye gunning down unarmed teenager cedrick chapman, a suspect in a carjacking. the officer says he feared for his life when the suspect turned with something in his hand.
the video is part of a civil lawsuit. >> it's a wrongful death case. we're seeking, you know, one, answers to what actually happened in this case, also for linda chapman for the loss of her son. >> officer frye was cleared of any wrongdoing. however, a detective in the internal investigation is also suing the city. he says he was wrongfully terminated for opposing the chain of command and recommending that frye be fired. michigan's governor wants president obama to declare a federal disaster in one city where the drinking water is governor rick snyder sent out this tweet showing his request. snyder wants federal resources to help the people of flint. residents of that city are living with high levels of corrosion and lead in their water. that contamination poses a particular threat to children. and a man is now facing charges after allegedly stealing a park bench belonging to neil
they say haris' butler noticed the bench missing, and he canvassed the area. that's when he allegedly saw the suspect trying to sell the bench. police say he has nine prior arrests on drug charges. 5:49 now. the death of actor alan rickman is being mourned by fans of "harry potter" and movie fans everywhere, including harry potter himself. the actor played snipe in the movies. daniel radcliffe issued a heartfelt statement. he called alan rickman a kind, generous, funny man. alan rickman was also feature ld in movies like "die hard" and "love actually." he even appeared on broadway recently. alan rickman died from cancer. he was 69 years old. david beau owie's family said they're planning a private funeral for the family. he died last weekend here in new york. his family says they're
love. they also welcome the bowie tribute concert planned at carnegie hall in march, but they will not endorse it. fans of "friends" may be disappointed to hear one of the cast members will not make the reunion. most of the cast will get together for a two-hour special. it honors the legendary television director jim burrows. but chandler won't be there. matthew perry will be rehearsing in london for a play. the special airs sunday, february 21st. >> not the same without chandler. twberr all right. 5:51. coming up, another blow for hoverboard lovers overnight. yet another area now banning the popular gadgets. don't forget, follow us on facebook and twitter. michaelg4ny, darlene4ny. you're watching "today in new
welcome back. 5:54. it's friday morning. here we are. >> friday. we like fridays. especially when it's 50 degrees in january. >> time to turn up. >> we'll turn it up all right. we'll turn up the temperature this afternoon to about 50. and you can do whatever else you want to do in that department. sunshine will give way to clouds. clouds will eventually lead to
if you're going to be out after 9:00 or 10:00, i would take along the umbrella. the rain picks up overnight. that'll lead to a soggy start to the weekend saturday morning. i think by later saturday afternoon, skies start to clear. still relatively mild tomorrow. then the cold moves in sunday. maybe a couple flurries late in the day, temperatures in the upper 30s. >> we're going to turn it up. >> turned up. not just turn it up. >> lauren, let's turn up. >> let's have some turnips. >> we need to turn up those temps. there are reports of black ice out there. one southbound after peekskill hollow road. that blocks the left lane. so do be very careful. we'll head outside to the connecticut turnpike. things areya moving along nicely. on the taconic, that's the problem. >> got to be careful. thank you, lauren. rutgers university telling students leave those hoverboards at home.
popular holiday gift. now fordham university is doing the same thing. fordham sent out an e-mail telling students hoverboards are not allowed on campus. both schools say the decision was made because the fire concerns and risks of falls and injuries. one new jersey mayor wants your help finding homes for dozens of abandoned cattingses s and dogs. rescue volunteers and police found dozens of animals inside one bergen county home. anyone looking to don't the pets can call the north bergen township health department. 5:56 right now. coming up at 6:00, new yorkers are firing back after ted cruz takes a shot at so-called new york values during the latest republican debate. also at 6:00 a.m., a consumer alert for anyone who belongs to a gym. we'll tell you what a new settlement means for your membership contract. >> and if you're about to head out the door, keep watching.
now at 6:00, new york values criticized during the gop debate as the gloves come off between donald trump and ted cruz. customers sent running at a long island bank when shots are fired during an attempted robbery. plus, new details on that massive hyatt hotel hack. we're now learning which customers were targeted. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everyone.fy friday morning, january 15th. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. let's start with a check of the weather. chris, i know this isn't going to last forever, or even a week, but it's nice. >> even up to the north, where we were seeing temperatures in the teens earlier in the week. 32 in cornwall. hopewell junction, 31. 37 in the city. above freezing in white plains as well. the colder areas, northern new
here, still some clear sky. that's why temperatures are in the 0u 20s. the day planner will feature clouds gathering, sun in spots early on. 45 by noon. expecting a high today of around 50 degrees. some rain and more cold in our forecast. we'll get to that in a little bit. almost 6:00 a.m. if you're heading out the door, what's it looking like? >> starting to get busier, but we have a couple things you node too know about. the taconic, two separate accidents. we have reports of black ice out there. watch out for delays through here. of course, drive very slowly. in new jersey, still have this water main break affecting the roads in the summit area. morris avenue shut down in both directions between mountain avenue and sayre street. more weather and traffic coming up. 6:00 a.m. on this friday morning. sparks flew during the latest republican debate as a war of words broke out over what ted cruz dubbed new york values.
barrett is following all of this from our newsroom. >> good morning, darlene. there's only one more republican debate to go before the iowa caucus on february 1st, so this sparring is beginning to showcase a little more substance. one of those back and forths you mentioned that sparks that very strong reaction, especially here locally, was an exchange between donald trump and ted cruz. cruz was talking about an interview that trump did with the late tim russert in which the values trump said that he held are quite different than the values he professes to hold now. in essence, trump's new york values are one of the reasons that conservatives shouldn't get behind him. many say, though, that is a tactic that backfired. let's listen. >> the values in new york city are socially liberal or pro-abortion or pro-gay marriage. >> when the world trade center came down, i saw something that
handled more beautifully, more humanely than new york. you had two -- [ applause ] -- and everybody in the world watch watched, and everybody in the world loved new york and new yorkers. i have to tell you, that was a very insulting statement that ted made. >> that exchange spawning a twitter hashtag, new york values, with responses ranging from funny and tongue and cheek to more serious and thoughtful. some of them right now. going to a bodega at 11:00 p.m. for a wrap because you forgot to eat, new york values. another, work hard, celebrate diversity, innovate, welcome new americans, create opportunities, subsidize u.s. via taxes, new york values. and finally, refusing to pay more than 99 cents for a piece of pizza and less than $8 for a cup cake, #newyorkvalues. we've compiled some of the best we thought and put them on our
>> looking forward to seeing all those. i agree with that slice of pizza. thank you. hillary clinton reacted to the attacks from one of her republican challengers. she did it with a joke. >> donald trump on the other night, i don't knowbf if you saw it. >> i didn't. [ laughter ] i'll tell you what, he's a lot more obsessed with me than i am with him. >> the democratic presidential candidate was on nbc's "tonight show" starring jimmy fallon. this sunday, she'll take part in the democrats' debate many south carolina. hillary clinton will face bernie sanders and martin o'malley in that final democratic debate before the first ballots are cast in iowa and new hampshire. you can watch it live on nbc. it starts at 9:00 p.m.
missed a deadline to indict five teens accused of raping a young woman last week. they say they need more time to build a case. it now has six months to present evidence to a grand jury. four of the five teens charged were to be released pd. the fifth teen is being held on an unrelated charge. happening today, officials plan to reopen two office buildings in midtown that had been cleared because of a gas leak. nearly 500 people were evacuated from the buildings on 37th street between 7th and 8th avenues yesterday. crews repaired a busted eight-inch gas main that sent gas levels soaring. 6:04 right now. we'll check weather and traffic on the 4s starting with chris. >> we're in pretty good shape as we finish off the workweek. we have clouds heading in but temperatures on the way up. already at 37 degrees. not so cold this morning. there are still 20s showing up in the suburbs.
the day, but-there will still be spots of sun. the rain threat comes in later tonight. so for today, no umbrellas needed during the daylight hours. a few clouds out there right 37 degrees already. we are the warm spot in the tri-state. 45 by noon. 49 by 3:00. we expect a high right around 50 degrees. seven-day forecast coming up. details on the commute. here's lauren. >> thanks, chris. we'll go through our mass transit detours. the s more -57 for staten island commuters. new jersey transit bus routes 30 and 78. if you're getting on the trains, new jersey transit's riverline has 30-minute delays in both directions because of some communications problems. metro north, lirr, all the other major lines and path are running on or close to schedule. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. more weather and traffic coming up. >> lauren, thank you. right now, indonesian officials are vowing to find those responsible for yesterday's deadly jakarta
just hours ago, police identified four of yesterday's attackers. two were said to be convicted militants. in all, five assailants were killed along with two civilians in that bomb and gun assault. today, three men are being questioned, but police are not yet linking them to the attacks. new this morning, at least 14 people were killed and more than two dozen injured in a bus crash in japan. the bus was on its way to a ski resort in the nagano: the bus flipped over a guardrail after veering into the wrong lane. they say there was no snow or ice on the road. the government is promising to investigate the cause and implement safety measures if needed. now to that attempted bank robbery in nassau county. it played out almost like a movie scene. customers sent scrambling for cover as "today in new york's" lori bordonaro is in franklin square with more. >> reporter: and michael, certainly some frightening moments here inside this bank. fortunately, a security guard shot that would-be robber,
police say that the armed robber came into this bank here on franklin avenue at about 5:30 yesterday afternoon. there were seven employees and eight customers here at the time. the robber allegedly pointed his gun at two security guards inside the bank. one of those security guards a retired police officer then shot the gunman four times. the robber was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive. investigators were out here most of the night gathering evidence. fortunately, michael andy3 darlene, no one else was hurt when this shooting happened. once again, very scary for those people inside. right now there are some people here inside the bank just cleaning up. there's a note here on the front door saying that the bank is temporary ily closed and not word on when it will reopen. back to you. >> quite the scene there, lori. thank you very much. an elderly man is now in the hospital after being struck by a motorcycle on the upper west side. police say the 73-year-old man was crossing the intersection at 96th street and amsterdam avenue when he got hit.
with head injuries. he's now in critical condition. the area has a history of serious accidents. residents say they've been pushing for tougher traffic laws for years. >> a lot of very reckless and horrible driving around here. i'm not sure what could be done about it, but it's rather disturb disturbing, especially since i have young children. >> the motorcyclist was also ^yp.aq-"u)qhhospital with injuries. wall street giant goldman sachs now settling a big federal lawsuit. it could mean help for struggling homeowners. the firm is going to pay out $5 billion to federal prosecutors and various agencies to settle civil claims that came out of bad mortgages that were handed out about 2006. a good portion of that money is going to go to provide relief to mortgage holders who have been swamped by debt. in this morning's cnbc money report, it appears wall street may not be able to maintain yesterday's rally. cnbc's landon dowdy joins us with those details and more. it was interesting. there was like a mini boom for
then they dropped back again. >> that's exactly right. it's literally like a roller coaster ride. one day we're up, one day we're down. today looks like we could see more red arrows following thursday's rally. futureses are sharply3u morning. worries over china and a big drop in oil prices today could be dragging down the markets. stocks soaring thursday on a big boost from the energy rsector. the dow jumping nearly 230 points. look for data on retail sales and inflation. plus, earnings from citigroup and wells fargo. meanwhile, hyatt hotels out with more details on the data breach. the issue affecting 250 hotels in 50 countries. one of the most wide-ranging incidents in a rash of hotel cyber attacks. the breach occurred between august 13th and december 8th. most of the exposure was at hotel restaurants, although a small percentage of the at-risk cards were used at spas, golf shops, parking garages and front desk.
of cards affected, but this is like the fourth major hotel chain to confirm these kind of data breaches since october. >> absolutely. and it makes you so worried every time you check into a hotel. you're handing over your information. >> that's why you have to check those bank accounts, statements. always double check. >> that's right. great advice. >> landon, thank you so much. 6:09. still ahead, a consumer alert for any new yorkers who have a gym membership. we'll tell you what a new settlement means for your contract. and up next, so many people talking about this. it was a powerball prank. see what happened when someone tricked a nurse to think she had jackpot. plus, your weather and traffic on the 4s is coming up.
6:13 right now. here are four thung ings to know. students will be back at ps-12 in woodside after two days of being sent home after a nasty stomach virus. crews are disinfecting the school. the new york giants will officially introduce their new head coach this morning. it's ben mcadoo. he served the past two years as offensive coordinator under tom coughlin. this afternoon, president obama will take part in a live interview over youtube. questions have already been its submitted. it's part of his push to promote this past tuesday's state of the union address. right now people in the azores, islands in the eastern atlantic, are bracing for a raur re winter hurricane. it's return alex. the first hurricane to form in the month of january since 1938. >> incredible. wild stuff. the season officially ends
*t for us, we're on the mild side of things, at least for the next day or two. temperatures above average this afternoon. maybe getting to 50 degrees. rain is going to move in tonight, into the first part of the day tomorrow as a storm moves up along the coast. right behind that, cold air moves back in for sunday and into early next week. right now, not bad. 37 in chelsea. 36, hoboken. freezing mark in green ridge. out across long island, above freezing. at the freezing mark in bridgeport. you see the 20s across north-central portions of new jersey into portions of the hudson valley as well. that's because of the clear sky out there right now. clouds are starting to fill in. i think we'll see more and more in the way of cloud cover through the day today. there should be some sunshine from time to time, especially during the early afternoon. as this storm gets closer and the thicker cloud line ahead of it moves on in, that'll take over late afternoon and toward evening. it's mild, the clouds build. we'll get enough sun to get to 50 degrees this afternoon. that's going to feel good. tonight the rain moves on in.
higher elevations, catskills, up towards places like albany, could be a wintry mix. this storm will move quickly out to the west. temperatures tonight not bad. 40s in the city. 30s to the north and west. tomorrow, the rain ends from west to east during the mid to late morning hours. most of it's done before noon. high temperature of 47. a shot of cold air will move in behind it. in terms of potential for rainfall, future cast totals, not terribly impressive. as we work our way into sunday, blustery, colder again. another system passes off to the south and east of us with an arctic front approaching. there could be late snow showers or flurries late in the afternoon and evening. martin luther king day, folks will have the day off, but they'll be frigid. 29 the expected high temperature. with the winds gusting t will feel like the teens all day.
snow lovers still a little disappointed. are commuters disappointed this morning? >> i think some will be. be very careful traveling north of the city. kind of putnam valley, northern westchester. we have some problems out here. reports of black ice on the taconic heading southbound. really starting out by pudding street. multiple accidents. you have an overturned vehicle out there as well.m. another accident just after peekskill hollow road. delays building through here. we also just got an accident on 84 eastbound by 684. bloc the roadway at west hartsdale avenue. heading over to some other issues or future issues. looking towards the weekend, beginning tonight around midnight, until monday morning, if you're coming off the george washington bridge, you'll not be able to access the southbound harlem river drive. your alternates are to take the henry hudson or the major deegan. one lane open on the harlem river drive northbound getting
speaking of delays, let's show you the van wyck expressway. very slow going northbound as you make your way through this area. this is out by atlantic avenue. just a slow ride this morning. we'll have r more weather and traffic coming up. >> thank you very much. >> new york city could be on the hook for hundreds of millions of dollars in added costs if governor cuomo's budget passes. the governor's plan requires the city to cover new increases in medicaid spenting. that's expected to tack on an additional $1820 0 million. the budget also calls for the city to contribute $485 million to cuny. meanwhile, the plan to give elected city officials a big bump in pay, that's going to a city council vote. now, the mayor accepted a panel's recommendation for the raises, but they would come in exchange on a ban on outside jobs. city councilmembers would get nearly a $26,000 increase, so their salary would be $138,000 a
mayor de blasio, he would get a 15% raise that would bring his salary to $258,000. >> the latest effort to reform the port authority may have hit a roadblock. a reform issue was approved yesterday that7p calls for legislative oversight of the agency that agency. that provision is not already approved by the law mangers makers in new york. we're still waiting for the winners of the $1.6 billion powerball jackpot to come forward. meanwhile, we're learning about a california nurse who thought she had won. the celebration was short lived at the park avenue health care and wellness center. it turns out a photo of the winning lottery ticket was sent to one of the nurses, but it was a prank, and it was done by her own son. the facility's owner asked a manager to express his sympathy for that woman.
played a joke, i want you to let her know that i would probably be willing to send her on a vacation, all-paid vacation, somewhere because it's not a nice joke. >> certainly unt. the powerball says there's three winners of the record jackpot. they're in california, florida, and tennessee. with so much money on line, it's just not a cool thing to do. >> of course not. i hope he regrets it. >> i'm sure he does. hopefully. still ahead, is uber really increasing congestion in new york city? we'll share the results of a brand new study. don't forget, follow us on facebook, twitter, and instagram. michaelg4ny, darlene4ny.
a live look there at the george washington bridge. traffic moving nicely. 479 cvs pharmacies across the state will soon sell the antidote for heroin. it temporarily blocks the effects of heroin and other painkillers. they say there's no chance of addiction because the drug has no effect until a person has opioids in their system. new york's attorney general is reaching a settlement with nearly 100 health clubs across the state. they say many of them were making it tough for members to get out of their contract keeping important information from them. here's a look at the state law. no health club contracts can be
they cannot bind you for more than three years. all contracts can be canceled within three days of signing. you can also get out of contract for several reasons at any time, including if you move more than 25 miles away from the gym. i think a lot of people aren't aware. so they'll be happy to know this is being enforced. have you ever been in a health club contract? you can't get out of it. >> if you can cancel it within three days, that's very helpful. >> like health clubs and mobile phones, you have to give up your first born child. >> maybe we can extend that beyond health clubs. in the mean, time meantime, i don't think people will mind the weather. no rain to worry about today. it moves in tonight probably after 9:00 or 10:00. rain through the morning hours
way to the north and west, could be a little wintry mix. for the most part, this is a rainmaker for all of us. a soggy start tomorrow. by 11:00, 12, i think we start to see the rain end. colder sunday, though. could be flurries or snow showers by sunday night. cold but dry next week. very cold, actually. >> oh, super cold. >> what's happening, lauren? >> we have one train delay. 30-minute delays in both directions on the riverline for nj transit commuters. otherwise, rails are doing just fine. we'll look at the gowanus expressway. things are slow going. right now, just congestion. we have quite a few accidents southbound on the taconic because of black ice. i'll have all the details coming up. >> lauren, thank you. 6:26. coming up next, the new debate over carriage horses in central park. >> reporter: i'm katherine creag live on central park south.
those horse-drawn carriages? could they disappear, or will they remain? we'll tell you what kind of negotiations are happening right now. that's coming up. plus, atn thief targets neil patrick harris. what the crook allegedly stole from the actor's 5th avenue home. 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
the common core rollout was a disaster. parents knew it. teachers knew it. and now, governor cuomo's task force is doing what's right. state tests don't unfairly count against students. and test scores won't be used in teacher evaluations. less testing. greater focus on learning. that's a start, but there's more to do. let's work together to support sensible and fair learning standards that help every child -- in
now at 6:30, new yorkers firing back after ted cruz takes a shot at so-called new york values during the latest republican debate. cameras are rolling as police capture a gunman in the bronx. plus, controversy over a possible deal, a new one, to move those horse-drawn carriages to central park. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everybody. 6:30 a.m. middle of january. it is friday, january 15th. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm darlene rodriguez. yes, middle of january. we haven't had any horrific weather to deal with. i feel lucky. >> jinx, jinh7zi &h*hp &hc% there she goes.
surprises. not anticipating any really nasty weather over the next several days other than just more cold. as the next storm approaches, it's warming up today. not so cold this morning. clouds are going to thicken up. could reach 50 degrees this afternoon. with that milder air, the storm moving in will be rain. it stays dry throughout the day. a few clouds out there. already 37 degrees. 45 by noon. 49 by 3:00. forecasting a high of 50 this afternoon. more on the rain threat in a bit. let's talk commute with lauren. >> thanks, chris. a couple problems on the taconic with this black ice. all lanes shut down southbound on the taconic between peekskill hollow road and bryant pond rode. multiple accidents in this area. this is certainly a spot to avoid. heading a little further east here on 84, we have an accident by 684. this one is not causing as much of a delay. more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s.
breaking news on staten island. a fatal car crash. chopper 4 is over the scene right now. >> reporter: darlene and michael, good morning. this happened just before 4:00 this morning. cops are telling us that a 62-year-old woman somehow lost control of the vehicle you see there toward the center part of your screen while driving on amboy road in staten island. she crashed into a fire hydrant, which we believe is located toward the right-hand side of your screen. looks like part of that vehicle was left behind at that location. she then flipped the vehicle over and was transported to staten island university hospital north, where she was pronounced dead. you can see we have an accident investigation continuing out here. we'll continue to keep you up to date. live in chopper 4, back over to you. >> thank you. well, the iowa caucuses just 176 with the pressure mounting, last night's republican debate saw some hard punches. the biggest battle between the iowa front runners, donald trump and senator ted cruz.
cruz's ability to run cruz was born many cruz was born in canada. cruz responding by saying trump has new york values. >> when the world trade center came down, i saw something that no place on earth could have handled more beautifully, more humanely than new york. >> cruz's comments sparking a lot of critical reaction on twitter. many new yorkers chiming in with their own thoughts about new york values. you can see them on nbcnewyork.com. and the "today" show will have a complete wrap-up of last night's debate. that's top of the hour at 7:00 a.m. in brooklyn, prosecutors missed a deadline to indict five teens accused of raping a young woman in osborn park last week. the da's office says it needs more time to build a case. it now has six months to present evidence to a grand jury. four of the five teens charged
the fifth teen is being held on an unrelated charge. two of the teens say the sex was consensual. police say a crime was committed. two quick-thinking nypd officers calmly took down a man armed with a gun in the bronx. security video shows the suspect being arrested near featherbed lane and nelson avenue in morris heights. officers say they were on patrol and heard gunshots. that's when they say they saw the suspect, edward chapman, fire off another round and walk away. he now faces a number of weapons charges. happening today, some queens students will be returning to school after two days of being sent home from a nasty stomach virus virus. 88 students were sent home sick the last two days at7dps-12 in woodside. officials believe they contracted a norovirus, commonly known as the stomach flu. crews disinfected the school. none of the children were sent ho to the hospital. happening today, we're going
leading a new era of the giants. big blue will announce new head coach ben mcadoo. he says is he's honored to be the 17th head coach in the franchise's history. he also said it was an honor to work under tom coughlin. coach coughlin withdrew his name from the list of candidates. there was a lot of talk he was up for the job of leading the philadelphia eagles. >> congratulations to him. hoping for a good next season. >> absolutely. >> big shoes to fill. the shoes you wear today, you can probably get away with something more comfortable. don't have to worry about the boots because of cold or snow. 20s north and west, but these aren't coming with strong wind gusts. it's pretty calm out there for the most part. no stinging cold to deal with. in fact, it will get milder as we go through the day. patchy clouds early this morning. the clouds will thicken up late in the day. you can see a lot of thinm3i`a spots. it's not until we get to this area of cloud cover that it gets overcast.
we'll feature sun giving way to clouds. 50 this afternoon. thickening clouds this evening. rain arriving later tonight. rain overnight, relatively mild, not so chilly with a low temperature of 42. your weekend forecast in a bit. let's get over to lauren with the commute. >> thanks, chris. taconic parkway still shutdown southbound by peekskill hollow road with multiple accidents and icing conditions. if you're getting on the butts ses, detours on the a s-57. if you're getting on the rails, we have 30-minute delays in both directions on the riverline. you do need to move your car today. we'll have more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. 6:36 right now. new deal is in the works to get horse-drawn carriages off city streets but not everyone is happy about it. "today in new york's" katherine creag is in strat park with details. >> reporter: we're learning the
remain, but when they gather here along central park south, you'll see so much less of them. mayor de blasio, when he ran for office, he wanted to do away completely with the horse-drawn carriages because of concerns about the animals' health and well being, how they were being treated. it looks like there's going to be a compromise. animals in the carriages will remain. there are reports that as many as two-thirds of the 200 horses would be permanently retired. some carriage drivers say that puts a huge burden on the horses left. about 75 horses. because there would be so many people who would still want to use them. we talked with a visitor from chicago just a little bit ago. she says she can't imagine new york without horse-drawn carriages. >> they're a part of the city. people love taking horse-drawn carriage. there's something fun about it, something like a city experience about it. so it would be kind of sad to see them leave because it is something that if you're from a large city, you see them.
>> reporter: as part of a deal, which could be announced later today, the horses would actually get a new home right here in central park as opposed to their west side stables, far west side, in fact, so they wouldn't have to travel through the traffic to get here to central park south. >> kat, thank you. at least one lower east side building in the housing complex where a woman was raped now has a new door, and it comes after the news 4 i-team exposed the broken doors and locks at that complex. this is the new security door. it's at 72 columbia street. it's one of the public housing buildings in the baruch houses. a woman was raped there in november after her attacker entered the building through a broken door. the new security door uses the key fobs instead of the old-fashion keys. and there's a new intercom that connects to residents' mobile phones. >> if the door is left own for too long, an alert goes, and we
somebody from management can come, check on the door. >> there's 17 other building in the complex that still need new doors, but the city says this is a start. a man is now facing charges after allegedly stealing a park bench belonging to neil patrick harris. police say the man took the bench from the front of the actor's manhattan home. they say the butler noticed the bench missing and canvassed the area. that's when he saw the suspect trying to sell the bench. "harry potter" fans are mourning the death of actor alan rickman. he played professor snape in the movies. daniel radcliffe issued a heartfelt statement, calling rickman a kind, generous, and funny man. rickman was also in some great movies. he was in "die hard." he was in "love actually." he even appeared in broadway in the play "seminar." alan rickman died from cancer. he was 69 years old. david bowie's family says they're planning a private funeral, and they're asking
he died last weekend here in new york at age 69. bowie's family spoke out on facebook saying they are overwhelmed by the global tributes to him. one of those tributes is a concert planned at carnegie hall in march. the concert is becoming so popular that a second show was added. and one new jersey town wants yours help in finding homes for dozens of abandoned cats and dogs. we told you yesterday that rescue volunteers and police had found nearly 50 animals living in filth inside a north bergen home. sadly h 11 cats and one dog were found there dead. anyone looking to adopt the pets can call the north bergen township health department. in the meantime, police are still searching for the owner. >> they're beautiful puppies and kittens. 6:40. coming up next, a new report on "z uber's impact on congestion in new york city. is the ride-hailing company really clogging the city streets? plus, we'll have weather and traffic on the 4s coming up as we look at the entrance to the lincoln tunnel.
6:43 right now. breaking news in brooklyn. a crash involving an ambulance in crown heights. chopper 4 is over the scene. >> reporter: good morning. unusual accident here in brooklyn. these are live pictures from chopper 4 of the intersection of atlantic and bedford avenues. an accident involving an ambulance. you can see the condition of the front end of that ambulance. it happened just after 5:00 a.m. this morning. two injuries have been reporte s you can see part of this intersection is blocked off, something to keep in mind as you head to work this morning. back on over to you. >> all right. thank you so much. we're going to check in now with chris on the weather. >> weather picture, quiet this morning and milder than recent mornings have been. we're looking a the a temperature of 37 degrees in the park. that's not too bad at all. we're talking about temperatures in the suburbs, still in the 20s. we're dealing with above-normal
then the rain moves on later tonight. colder weather is going to follow next week. in fact, much colder once we get to monday and tuesday. 37 in chelsea. 34, hoboken. 33 in green ridge. you go north and west, we find 20s. as i've been saying all morning, with not much wind, these 20s are pretty bearable. not real stinging, biting cold. there's some patchy cloud cover out there. there will be thin spots through the morning before the thicker clouds move on in. here's our storm system pulling out of the gulf of mexico through the southeastern states. it's going to take a track that would typically be favorable for some snow around here, but we've run out of the cold air. it's moved on out. because of that, we're looking at rain. this afternoon, it's quiet. no rain to worry about. here comes the edge of the showers. probably getting in here anywhere from 9:00 to midnight from south to north. the heavy rain is sitting offshore. it pretty much stays offshore.
but by 10:00, 11:00 tomorrow, it's gone. the clouds will thin out tomorrow afternoon for a little bit of sunshine. then the northwesterly winds take over. sunday we'll see it cloud over again. another system passes just to the south of us. that could bring a couple snow showers or flurries our way as well as another push of arctic air from the north and west. at this point, still no accumulating snow anticipated. 50 this afternoon. 47 in larchmont. down the shore, long branch at 53. mid and=h upper 40s north and west as the sun fades behind clouds. 42 the loinw tonight in the city with rain moving in late. notice the temperatures to the north and west generally all above the freezing mark. that's why we think this will just be a rainmaker. 47 tomorrow. some partial clearing later in the afternoon. colder at night. upper 30s sunday. maybe flurries or a snow shower later in the day. only 29 monday with a strong gusty wind. we stay at the freezing mark tuesday. gradually low to mid-30s for wednesday and thursday with sunshine. deeper into the commute we go. any new problems?
now we're having reports of multiple accidents southbound on route 9w by storm king mountain. reports of icy conditions all the way into highland falls. hopping over the river ore here to the taconic, we have black ice out there as well. southbound, all lanes shut down between peekskill hollow road and bryant pond road. this is a spot to avoid. use caution this morning as you head out the door. heading over to the turnpike extension, a disabled vehicle eastbound just before the newark bay bridge. that's in the right lane. once you get past it, it's about a ten-minute wait into the holland. 20 at the lincoln. we'll show you what the george washington bridge looks like. about a 15-minute wait inbound. lower level is a little heavy for this hour. if you're going to be taking the george washington bridge this could, heads up. beginning tonight at mid night, this is going to be closed until monday morning at 8:00 a.m. the ravrp to the southbound harlem river drive, you won't be able to use that from the bridge. back to you.
the cdc is expected to issue a travel warning urging pregnant women not to travel to certain parts of the caribbean, central, and south america. there have been thousands of birth defects in those regions. researchers believe the zika virus is to blame. the virus is transmitted by mosquitos. if a pregnant woman is infected,cl the virus could be spread to her unborn child. >> there's a new study that suggests uber is not disrupting new york city streets in the way some fear that it would. the $2 million study was commissioned by mayor de blasio last summer after he suggested putting caps on the number of uber cars allowed in the city. according to published reports, the study shows uber and other car-hailing services have not added to congestion. the report suggests one reason why, there's a drop in the number of people who are using yellow taxis. 6:48. coming up next, we'll show you the massive new addition making its day debut today at the
welcome back. 37 degrees looking at times square. it is 6:51. well, move over, t-rex. >> starting today, you can see a world. it's called the titanosaur. it goes on display at the museum of natural history. the massive collection of fossils is so long that the head doorway. it doesn't fit in the room. the mammoth was discovered in argentina, but he was not a terror of the jurassic park because he peacefully snacked on dinosaurs. way. that's for sure. the "today" show is coming up in checking in now with savannah and you see the size of that thing? >> no, i wasn't even paying attention to your show. >> it's a new dinosaur at the museum of natural history.
poke out of the room it's in. >> the reason why is we're a little distracted this morning. i'll be honest. the reason first winner o of the powerball right here in our studio. we've got a tennessee couple here. they're going to join us. they say they are holding one of the winning tickets in that record-setting powerball jackpot. i have seen the ticket. there they are. you may ask yourself, why are they coming here? they haven't yet even gone to lottery officials. they'll explain in an exclusive live interview. we'll tell you what we did to the extent we can to verify your story. but wow, that's coming up. >> i have 147 questions. >> we have so many. but i touched the ticket. so i don't know if that makes me a millionaire or something. >> no, it doesn't. >> also ahead, guys, sparks fly between trump and ted cruz at the first republican debate of the new year. >> plus, an nbc news exclusive. amal clooney opening up about
celebrity, and what drives her in her first television interview. those stories and more. but tune in, guys, 7:00. >> that's so exciting. i understand matt just call and said he has lots of family in tennessee. he's searching for a connection. >> he's claiming to be an eighth cousin. up next, rain in the forecast. chris is going to tell us when it will get here.
now to that breaking news in bratooklyn. there's a crash involving an ambulance in crown heights. >> chopper 4 over the scene. >> reporter: well, michael and darlene, they're actually pulling that ambulance away as we speak. it happened around 5:00 this morning here at the intersection of atlantic and bedford avenues here in crown heights. the scene of a serious accident involving an ambulance. two injuries have been reported. president victims described to us as members of service. they're in serious but stable condition. we'll continue to keep you up to date. they have just opened up that intersection. you can see once again traffic beginning to move through the area. back on over to you. >> thank you. now to lori bordonaro in nassau county, where gunshots rang out inside a busy frankly square bank. >> reporter: and darlene, an armed gunman walked into this very crowded chase bank here on franklin avenue and announced a holdup, but he didn't make off with any cash. police say that he pointed his gun at two security guards.
officer who shot the would-be robber four times. that robber expected to survive. fortunately, no one else was hurt during this shooting. the bank remains closed for an investigation. back to you. >> zaokay. thank you, lori. we want to go to katherine creag. she's got the latest on the controversy over a plan to move the city's horse-drawn carriages into central park. kat? >> reporter: and darlene and michael, a deal is in the works, something we could learn about later today, to keep the along central park south. but the number of those horses, according to sources, would be significantly reduced from 200 down to 75 as part of this compromise. also, the horses could get a new home inside central park as opposed to the west side stables, so they wouldn't have to travel all the way from the far west side here to central park south. back to you. >> kat, thank you. >> we'll check in on traffic right now. lauren scala has that. >> we have a lot of ice on the roadways north of the city.
9w heading southbound. icing conditioning reports on storm king mountain all the way into highland falls. then hopping over the hudson here, the taconic remains shutdown southbound between peekskill hollow road and bryant pond road. we've had overturned vehicles out there and quite a few a accidents. if you're getting on the trains, 30-minute delays in both directions on the riverline because of some system-wide communications problems. your other major commuter lines and subways are doing just fine. >> lauren, thanks very much. chris, when you see this is the type of thing where even though it's not below freezing here in the city -- >> and there's no precipitation. but there's enough moisture on the ground. not really sure what theij source is of that, but nonetheless, be 6+m careful in the northern suburbs this morning. 50 this afternoon. showers move in after 9:00 or 10:00. period of rain through the night tonight and through tomorrow morning. may get partial clearing in the afternoon tomorrow. 47. then it turns colder tomorrow night. that'll be the trend over the