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device. our next hour starts right now. new this morning, an arrest in random attack, a slasher on the subway. a suspect terrorizing people in the bronx with a knife. ready or not, it's back to school in newark. live pictures from newark. but this morning, buses will have a difficult time on some of those streets. gois is why. "today in new york" stmrtk.s now. good morning everybody. 5:00 a.m. on this wednesday, january 27th. i'm michael gargiulo. i'm darlene rodr shiguez. storm team 4's chris ciminosias the forecast. good morning. >> good morning, darlene and michael. a mild start. a pair of 4s in city island, jersey city as well. a nice mild start. the melting of the snow continues today. temperatures to the north and west, upper 30s and low 40s. the suburbs as well. no black ice issues. could be damp in spots. a little bit of light rain
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it's mainly from the city on east. north and werks just a leftover sprinkle. it's moving quickly off to the st. clouds and leftover showers will give way to a mix of cloud and sunshine. temperatures actually peak early and start to slide down later in the day. calling for a high of 43 degrees. it's still well above normal. little after 5:00 a.m. let's find out about tenhis wednesday morning commute. lainuren? >> we have ts closures out there now. both in new jersey. in the roselle park area. route 28 shut down in both rections for a small stretch between locust and chestnut sts reets. the ramp on the turnpike also. the tolls, the ramp to the southbound car lanes is shut down. an o rthened vehicle is the cause of that. i will keep you posted. more weather and traffic on the 4s.> lauren, thank you so much. back to school in newark today. for the first time since the blizzard. there's still streets that need to be cleared and "today in new york's" tracie strahan is reporting once again from newark this morning. tracie, people warning how old
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to school. >> block by block, it's been trending on twitter. apparently not in block. right now, we're trying to figure out who how any kid would be able to stand in all of this. this is sout 13th street. a lot of ice a snow. this morning, we saw firsthand a lot of problems. take a look for yourself. this tasks xi cab was bning rubber trying to get out of a rut this morning. it took about 15 minutes for the car to get pushed out of area. ev afterwards we spoke to the driver about what she had seen on the streets going block by block herself. not a lot of plows but she's anticipating today, a lot of problems as schools go back to. >> the children got to be able go to school. not get to go -- how are the going to travel. it's not worth it. >> reporter: she was stuck inr this rut. you can see all of this ice remains. the east and west wards of
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mayor ras baraka released a youtube video saying he's frustrated as well about the snowplow effort. mos re on that, michael, in the next half hour. >> tracie, we see why people can be frustrated. the only thing piled high is the trash. that's about to change hopefully. garbage pickup expected to resume tomorrow. also for the first time since the blizzard. as for tee snow itself, sanitation crews, private ntractors hired by the city piling it away with bus stops, crossw heal wasettion high priority. the body of 24-year-old matthew general vees was pulled from the hudson river. he was last seen at a bar saturday night. he told his friends he was going to walk home. he was reported missing monday when he failed to show up for work. police later found his wallet near the river.
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skating rink in new jerse is closed for repairs. heavy snow cause b the roof to collapse. emergencf crews evacuated the building and turned off the gas and electric. no one was hurt. coming up on 5:04. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. chris, this situation in a couple of places where the weight of the snow brought down those big roofs. >> as it melts, the water soaks into that and it gets heavier. it sits there for too long. again, this is a process that we're seeing improve. but a slow process. temperatures stayed above freezing overnight. a lif le bit of rain coming on through. a spotty shower early. most of this activity will be ending before probably 7:00 a.m. even out over eastern long island. mid-40s in the city. 30s at best in terms of chill north and west. so bu suburbsht north and west still in the low 40s this rning. a few showers from the city on east right now. 44 the current temperature in the park. clouds around early. once this front pushes through, the temperatures will slide down
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into the lower 40s. forecasting a hign today of 43. we'll check in on that storm for friday which will miss us. let's check in with lauren right now. travel southbound on, the left lane shut down by dyckman street. there's a missing sewer grate. they're trying to protect you from that. on the subways, downtown 1 and 2 trains run being express down to chambers street because of track maintenance by houston street. major commuter lines look good. on the buses, eight detours in the city and nj transit still saying to expect delays on bus routes throughout the state and alternate side of the street parking rules remain suspended. next update on the 4s. >> 5:05 now. the man accused of slashing a 71-year-old woman in t face is behind bars. damon knowles was asrested last night. police believe knowles was the
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into carmen rivera's face on the d train. knowles was charged with assault. >>e > also new this morning, the hunt for a man robbing people with a knife in the bronx. two cases the victims ended up getting abbed or slashed. katherine creag is in wakefield with the latest. kat? >> reporter: and one of the robberies happened here, michael. really, a busy place at all hours of the day. the subway entrances here. you see a couple of people there waiting for a taxi cab. people at all hours. but this is where one of the more violent attacks happened where a man was stabbed repeatedly. the suspect and police released this surveillance video of him. stabbed the victim several times in the back as the suspect tried to steal the victim'si longings. that happened january 10th. 7:00 in the morning here at g, 225th street a white plains road. the suspect got away wioith nothing. but there have been at least ur other times he's robbed
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gs, getting away with $200 in cash. also mobile phones. food vendor we talked with a short time ago, he works in this area, parked his truck specifically next to a 24-hour business. he says it helps him feel a little safer. >> they have camera. i'm not scared about nobody. you got to be scared or anybody trtoy to cut me. he has to be scared. >> reporter: here's another look at the suspect. the last robbery happened just this past saturday. the day of the blizzard, michael. 6:ha00 in the morning. even though as you know it was windy and snowing that day, he still robbed a 26-year-old woman, even pushing her to the ground and got way with he money. back to you, michael. >> in the midst of the storm. th fank you so much. the leader of the group occupying a national wildlife refuge in oregon is under arrest.
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bundy was stopped by agents 20 miles from the refuge. he and several others were reportedly heading to a community meeting. shots were fired during a confrontation and a rancher from arizona was killed. as of this morning, there is no indication the rest of bundy's group left the refuge. it's 5:08. mayor de blasio went to albany yesterday to arg against state budget cuts. instead, lawmakers pressed him on the issue of property taxes. e mayor appeared for five hours before a joint budget hearing where he was urged to accept statewide capital of 2% on the property tax increases. the mayor objected arguing someday the city may havittoyodeal with a fiscal crisis. chris christie says the state take over control of atlantic city's finances. calling it a partnership and not a takeover. the mayor backed an agreement to introduce new legislation. in it, the state would be in
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e cityubs scheduled to run out cash by april. ufc is fighting for a chance to legalize mixed martial arts in new york. in albany, ufc ceo chris weidman urged the state assembly to vote on the legalization bill. it was passed by the senate some six years ago. sul pporters tu, t legalization is more likely this year because governor cuomo included it in his budget. in today's cnbc money report, the iphone craze may lfilly be over. they had the slowest growth quarter since back in 2007. apple predicted total company revenue would slide next quarter as well. tim cook is blaming it on global economic softness. oprah is dropping weight without dropping bread from her diet. that news is sending the weight
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>> i love bread. i love bread. >> so oprah winfrey tweeted this video of herself yesterday proclaiming she lost 26 pound eating bread every day on weight watchers watchers. more than 20% making oprah $12 million richer by the way. she took a 10% stake in the company last year. >> it's amazing. >> she's an oracle. what she says, people listen to. >> i made an announcement i love bread and stock did not move. >> i love cake. nothing is happening. >> love cake. ahead this morning, a powerball arrest. hoouw a man stole from his own friend. plus, imagineaking up to this. a 99-year-old woman says it crawled into her bed. >> no. >> we'll tell what you it is for usst new yorkers who may not be familiar. >> i don't know what it is. plus, the temperatures will help with the melting again today.
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just ahead as we look there at the brooklyn bridge. you're watching "today in new
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5:13 on this wednesday morning. four things to know. police arrested a man they say slashed a senior citizen on a subway train in manhattan. damon knowles was arrested overnight. >>d ita powder package sold in brooklyn. this coriander powder is made by be hest brand. but it may contain peanuts. state department is urging people whose passports are expiring to renew them now. they say they're being overwhelmed by applications. not all bike lanes are cleared of snow. kri krit i bikes will be back on the road again. today is the first day you can ride again. weather and traffic on the 4s. our temperature matching. 44 degrees. we have mild conditions out there this morn e
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above freezing. there's no black ice issues, refreezing to deal with last night. that will probably change tonight, though. leftover clouds from a front. showers from the city on east. they'll dissipate, i think, in the next couple of hours. the weekend right now looks to be milder. we'll start out chilly on saturday and we climb back to e 40s by sunday. 34 lagrange. nice temperatures, especially with the snow pack out there. 44 in the city. 40 at islip. 40 in westhampton. towards the north and west, lower 40s. yosiur numbers yesterday morning, outg30 dy egrees colder. in the low teens. big change ahead with the cold front. a southwest wind overnight and some cloud. after the the bus stops, we'll generally see temperatures i the upper 30s, low 40s. should get back to 42 at recess time. clouds early and increasing amounts of sunshine after school activities. the skies will have cleared. this is a cold front that's coming on through and spawned a little bit of light rain and mainly across long island as i said right now.
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county for the next hour, the roads will be wet from raindrops into portions of ocean, monmouth county as well. from the city on north and west, big picture sws skies thinning out. we'll get into sunshine this afidternoon. no big storms b ind thison one on the horizon. morning clouds today. re wlatively mild day with temperatures above normal at 43. tonight, clear skies. chillier. 29 in the city. lower 20s nor atnd west. there could be black ice around in spots from melting. refreezing overnight for tomorrow morning. a pleasant day. highs close to the 40-degree mark. looks like we stay upper 30s friday and saturday. storm misses us friday. that's good news. sunday milder. temperatures back to the mid-40s. overall pattern again, the el nino pattern is back. more of a ridge in the east. more nasty weather o west. we should sea tempehaturess average 5 to 10 degrees above normal climbing back into the upper 40s. that's showing up on the
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it's quiet and chillierv not much. seasonably cold friday and saturday. no storms around. 44 sunday. 47 monday with r whain showers. the groundhog, we'll see if he finds his shadow on tuesday with a high of 45 degrees. let's check on the commute with uren scala. >> a lot of problems have cleared. let's head to new jersey where right now you cannot access the soub car lanes from the interchange 10 tolls. no return -- this is one ag of the worst trouble spots which still isn't that bad. a live look at the brooklyn bridge where things are moving al nong nicely out there. nohe roadwork getting in your way. bqe in great shape now. on the long island expressway, out by the grand central rkway, you can see there is roadwork there, th geoughin. a little bit of a slow ride making your way eastbound. westbound just fine. we had a tractor-trailer out there. that cleared out.uat nat side of the street rking rules suspended. more weather and traffic on the 4s. thanks, lauren.
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winning powerballicket was caught red ndhanded. police say he stole that ticket from his friend. cab driver victor castillo says he bought a winning ticket. a winning powerball ticket worth $50,000. he was so excited he told his friend rubelin segura stole his tid cket. hers was arrested when police sainy he tried to cash it in. he's facing several charges, ineluding grand larceny. 5:18 right now. donald trump's campaign insists he will not be at tomorrow's gop debate. that has one of his challengers extending a personal offer. trump objects to megyn kelly returning as a moderator. they feuded at the last debate. fox is refusing to pull kelly off the stage. >> i think she, frankly, is not good at what she does. i think they could do better than megyn kelly. >> i know that donald finds
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we can arrange for different moderators. well, ted cruzaking that offer while challenging trump to a one-on-one debate. senator cruz said he's willing to do that any time before monday's iowa caucuses. one of the creators of ben and jerry's ice cream is scooping into presidentialc politics. they created a new flavoa called bernie's yearning. it's a mint chocolate chip. that chip is a solid 1% on top. you're supposed to break it up and mix it with the other 99% of the ice cream. that honors sanders fight against income equality. this friday, mayor de blasio plans to go to iowa to campaig h for hillary clinton. that could help sway liberal democratic voters during monday's caucuses.e mayor will miss a popular groundhog day event here in town. staten island chuck. you'll remember, de blasio dropped an animal at that event
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that animal later died. > a nearly 100-year-old woman woke up to quite a sight in miami. an exotic animal usually found in central america found its way into her home. it looks like a monkey. of the raccoon family. this 99-year-old woman found it sleeping on her chest. >> i was awakened by a phone call at 2:00 in the morning, which is never good news. it was from my terrified mother-in-law. >> the animals are actually rarely seen in the daytime. special permits in florida allow people to keep them. you can have them as an exotic pet. this one slipped away from its owner. the two will anbe reunited today. can you imagine waking you and finding that. as cut0 as it is, on your chest when you're not expecting it. it was probably trying to keep warm or get body heat. but you don't recognize ani animal like that. >>ju on you. >> while you're sleeping.
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in italy, there was a massive cover-up as ancient statues were hidden from view. you can see large wooden boxes cover some of the statues. e news agency in italy says it was done out of respect for the iranian culture. no alcohol was serve ahteny of the events. you can visit one of new rk city's most famous museums whenever you want without leaving your desk. you can take a virtual tour of the guggenheim museum spital staircase using google street view. th they used special cameras and drones to showcase the inside of the guggenheim museum. you can see the roughly 120 pieces of art there. don't expect to see exhibits on display now. the most current that it did was videoed fifm last year. the guggenheim is a special space. >> beautiful. if you can't get there, you can take a look. that's pretty cool. >> papa penguins where the --
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>> probably not what -- >> i had that movie going experience as well. many parents at ho e did. >> experie annced both places. creativity going on there. not all creative with the weather. but it's on the mild side of things. we continue to melt the snow some clouds and showers, especially across long island and connecticut early on. then sun for the afternoon. colder tonight. with a bit of refreeze. black ice could develop. upper 20s in the city. lower to middle 20s north and west. a quick look at midweek. the weekend, scattered cloud on satuay, 40. milder on sunday. again, no storms for the weekend and a warming trend by the time we get to sunday. 're loo ng good after the storm. getting a chance to catch our breath and do well. >> need it for sure, thank you chris. >>t > lauren? >> good news for the rails.
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the storm that everything is restored, back running on its regular schedule. tro-north, lirrd nj transit and path included. subways are doing fine right th w. we'll take a live look outside we'll show you what the roads look like. the connecticut turnpike in darien. sm cooth sailing out there in both directions. it's actually pre y busy at 5:27. people are on their way to work. the good news, they'll get there quickly. thanks so much, lauren. 5:26. an update on the tenuous situation out west. what's being done to help people whose homes are on the edge. we'll tell you whyhaovernor christie is saying sore this morning to the mayor of a jersey shore town. >> reporter: and it's back to school for students in newark today. snow issues still remain. i'm tracie strahan live in newark with more on that straight ahead. door. take us with you. york." download the "news 4 new ork" app on your mobile device right now.
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new this morning, a first look at the man police say slashed a senior citizen on a subway train. >> plus, a late night white house briefing about a virus without a cure. new concerns and new warnings about the zika virus. back to school in new jersey. the message overnight to people
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"today in new york" starts now. good morning everyone. it's wednesday morning. it is january 27th. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. chris cimino is here with the forecast. chris, hopefully for the folks digging out, the temperatures help. temperatures back down, i should say in the low 40s. overnight, without the refreeze, you don't get the snow becoming a solid brick. it's still slushy and easy to move around. a little heavier. 43 in sheepshead bay. low 40s long island. into interior connecticut and the hudson valley above freezing. sections of northwest new jersey yesterday morning, you were down around 10, 11, 12 degrees. you're in the low 40s. almost spring-like. still raining or sprinkling in portions of the five boroughs and further south. monmouth, ocean county. that's sliding off to the east. temperatures may slide down a few degrees behind this front. starting out probably with our
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then we'll drop to, looks like, close to 40 at noontime. back to 43 this afternoon. chillier on the way. we'll talk about that in a little bit. let's talk to lauren scala and find out about the wednesday morning commute. >> good morning. a couple much minor problems. an accident on route 1 and 9 blocking the left lane. route 28 in the roselle park area. you have all lanes shut down in both directions. that's a small stretch. you can use local streets to get around it much the commute so far so good. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you. 5:31 right now. today, students in newark are back to school for the first time since the blaze blizzard. the mayor sent a message to the city and we've seen such a difficult that the people of newark have been having. tracie strahan has been there all week tracking this recovery. we want to see how things are
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>> reporter: good morning, darlene. >> all right. we'll check back in with tracie again. not only are we having problems with the snow in newark and technical issues as well. new york city sanitation department will resume garbage pickups tomorrow. not a moment too soon where garbage has been piling up since the blizzard. sanitation crews hauled away mounds of snow with private contractors and emergency laborers lending a hand. they were paying particular attention to bus stops, crosswalks and fire hydrants. governor chris christie now apologizing to a south jersey mayor while speaking at a town hall on monday. christie said he heard one crazy mayor in south jersey saying this is worse flooding than sandy. patrick rosenello says the governor called him yesterday to
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to apologize to residents and business owners. it's 5:32 on this tuesday, wednesday morning. >> wednesday, please. >> i'm trying to give you tuesday. groundhog day but not yet. >> it is next tuesday, as a matter of fact, groundhog day. between now and then, relatively quiet weather. this morning's commute, not a problem. wet and slick spots due to the moisture. noft not ice or slush. we start out in the mid-40s in the city. a few upper 30s north and west of town. everybody is above the freezing mark. you've got to go into the poconos to find temperatures in freezing mark this morning. for today, it will turn partly to mostly sunny this afternoon. morning clouds and leftover shower. temperatures slide back down and up to a high of 43. mid to late afternoon. we could get refreezing tonight, though, as it's colder with a clear sky. low 29 in city. lower 20s north and west. let's find out about the commute
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a couple of bus detours out there in the city. the bx 8, 10, 42 and 45. expect delays and detours throughout the state. great news as far as the rails. the first day we've seen the commuter lines running. subways are also doing just fine right now. alternate side of the street parking rules remain suspended. more weather and traffic on the 4s. lauren, thank you very much. it's 5:34. new this morning, a crime spree from the bronx. a robber armed with a knife holding people up. at least two cases stabbing or slashing his victims. katherine creag is in wakefield in the bronx with new video. kat, not each this impending snowstorm when it would happen is stopping the suspect. >> reporter: that's what i was about to say, michael. yes, the suspect, several victims. but the suspect so brazen, maybe even so desperate, he robbed one woman when the blizzard was hitting here in the bronx and
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the last attack happened this past saturday. we want to show you video of the suspect. police released this video hours ago. you see him walking there. down on the sidewalk. the suspect, according to police, his first attack, he stabbed a victim several times in the back as the suspect was trying to steal that person's belongings. that first attack happened january 10th. 7:00 in the morning here after the 225th street and white plains road. the suspect got away with nothing, but the victim ended up in the hospital. there have been at least four other times he's robbed innocent people of their wallets, their handbags, their belongings, getting away with more than $200 inl cash and mobile phones. a food vendor we talked with in this area parks his truck n@exl )wto a 24-hour business. he says it helps him feel safer. >> this is 24-hour. they have so many cameras. i'm not scared about nobody. we got to be scared, anybody try
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has to be scared. >> reporter: here's another look at that suspect and apparently according to police, all the attacks happened at different times of the day. 7:00 in the morning. 11:00 at night. it happened on saturday. the day of the blizzard, it was about 6:00 in the morning. the victim, a 26-year-old woman that he pushed down. then he took off with her handbag. back to you, michael. >> kat, thank you very much. new this morning, this is the man now charged with assault for allegedly slashing a 71-year-old woman in the face. damon knowles was arrested last night. police say knowles carved a 4-inch gash into carmen rivera's face on the d train monday morning. this video was then released showing the suspect running from the scene. jurors convicted a man of shooting and wounding a suffolk county police officer. sheldon leaf tennent was found guilty of aggravated attempted murder in the shooting of
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the officer was shot in the neck after a traffic stop and nearly died last march. the man faces 40 years to life behind bars when he's sentenced next month. a milwaukee man accused of plotting an attack on a masonic temple. 23-year-old sammy mohammed hamza planned to -- he was recorded plotting the attack with federal informants. agents say the man considered an attack in the west bank originally but apparently changed his plans. the list of places expectant mothers should avoid because of zika virus is growing. they warn them to cancel travel to the dough membership can republic and u.s. virgin island. it's spread by mosquitoes and linked to birth defects. aides briefed president obama yesterday on the growing situation. now there are a total of 24 locations designated a potential danger zone.
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against zika is to prevent mosquito bites. we're telling them to use the deet, stay inside and travel outside to a minimum. >> united airlines is the first airline to allow them to change plans. norwegian and carnival cruise lines are doing the same. by the way, we're showing you some of the birth defects and the problems that can result when expectant mothers contract the zika virus. in california, people live atop a picturesque coast are watching and waiting very anxiously. we showed you this yesterday morning. the cliff beneath them is crumbling. kerry barrett is in the newsroom with app update. it's sad because it's people's homes and nothing you can do about it. >> frk. they're waiting and wondering what happens next. we'll show you the cliffs a few years ago and now. el nino ripping apart the
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this is a town south of san francisco. their homes feet from tumbling down the cliffs and into the ocean. this severe erosion being blamed on el nino. we've got pictures of what the area looked like back in 1997. we're not showing you those right now, unfortunately. we'll get to that in a moment. people are being evacuated. many say they don't know what they're going to do. >> the surf breaks so hard when it comes up, the whole place shakes and there's no way you'll sleep regardless of what you try to do. >> last night the city council approved an emergency declaration allow them to get state and federal money to fight the erosion. residents have a couple of days to completely move out. like i said, no telling when the cliff could give way entirely. the storms by the way are expected to last through march as well. no relief in sight. back in 1998 there were a couple of homes that fell off that same cliff and then in 2010, there were two buildings that were
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lot of rain lately. which is good for the drought but not good for this. >> you can see where that cliff has eroded. kerry, thank you so much. the leader of the group occupying a national wildlife refuge in oregon is under arrest. one of his followers is dead. ammon bundy was stopped by fbi agents about 20 miles from the refuge. he and several others were report fdly heading to a community meeting. the fbi in oregon state police say shots were fired during a confrontation and a rancher from adds was killed. as of this morning, there's no indication that bundy's group left the refuge. mayor de blasio went to argue budget cuts. instead, lawmakers pressed him on issue of taxes. the mayor appearing for five hours before a joint budget hearing where he was urged to accept the statewide cap of 2% on the city's property tax increases. the mayor objected, arguing the city someday may have to deal
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new jersey governor chris christie says the state will take control over atlantic city's finances. calling it a partnership and not a takeover. the mayor backed an agreement to introduce new legislation. in that agreement the state would be in charge of restructuring the city's debt and union negotiations. the city is scheduled to run out of cash by april right now. over the years, many false reports of abe vigoda's death. the actor this time, he has sadly passed away. >> all the yelling. top me before i kill. married probably. >> vigoda played the turn coat mobster in the movie, the godfather. he was born in brooklyn and appeared in shakespeare in the park. abe vigoda died in his sleep yesterday in new jersey at anyone 94. >> that long and wonderful career. >> he really did. he was a frequent guest on the
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5:44 on a wednesday morning. wednesday morning that's seeing temperatures well above the freezing mark. so just wet roads out there. no black ice issues to deal with. the suburbs north and west in the 40s and upper 30s this morning. in pretty good shape in that regard. we'll continue to melt that snow this morning and into the afternoon with above freezing temperatures. probably this time tomorrow morning, there could be the return of patchy ice out there. overcast, 44 degrees. variable wind right now. as a front comes on through, the temperatures will settle back down a few degrees early this morning. then back to a high of 43 this afternoon. that's still above the normal which is 39. above normal temperatures. that's going to be the trend again for the most part over the next several days. past 24 hours, big temperature changes, though. northern half of new jersey,
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morristown is 31 degrees warmer than yesterday morning. bridgewater 32 degrees warmer. up through the hudson valley most folks between 15 and 20 degrees warmer than it was yesterday at this time. a big change when you step outside. you'll notice it in a hurry. 44 in chelsea. 44 in dyker heights. 40 to 45 in the city. closer to 40 across eastern long island. mont sem icello still above the freezing mark. new jersey around that 40-degree mark. meantime, cold front trying to work through. there was an area of rain along with it. light showers across nassau and suffolk county right now. into portions of connecticut out of fairfield county, it's drying out there. pushing off the new jersey coastline. behind it, not a lot going on. cloud line is still out across central pennsylvania. the clouds this morning will eventually thin out for sunshine this afternoon. the colder push of air lurking back in here. we'll notice that later on
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future tracker gets rid of the clouds. maybe a stray flurry well north and west of the catskills and poconos. partly cloudy to clear skies overnight. colder temperatures, so a refreeze is possible overnight into tomorrow morning. during the day tomorrow, we see sunshine. a few clouds mixing in, in afternoon. offshore storm system stays offshore for friday. we stay quiet. we miss out on that one. maybe a couple of flurries from a disturbance north and west. 43 the afternoon high temperature as the wind returns more toward the northwest and west. temperatures settle in the 30s. at least some sunshine. that's reasonable. nearby suburbs, mid-20s. a few teens and upper 20s north and west. that's why we think we'll see the refreeze process. tomorrow morning, could be slippery spots. seasonably cold on friday. the storm stays east. a couple of flurries in the upper 30s. a cool, crisp start to the weekend. then another warming trend.
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groundhog day, 45 with a mix of clouds and sun. lauren scala is patiently standing by with a look at the commute. >> thanks, chris. a couple of small problems. exit 1, route 1, you can see minor delays through here. then heading over to route 1 and 9, the express lanes heading southbound by 78, there's an accident block being the left lane. but no delay because of that. a live look at the gowanus expressway where it's getting a little crowded out there. things are moving along nicely past the belt merge up through industry city. you're in for a decent ride this morning. alternate side of the street parking rules remain suspended. new this morning, australian officials are suffering a small setback in their search for the missing flight mh-370. two of the ships recently ran into trouble. an underwater probe got tangled in fishing lines and now it
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another probe on a second ship was lost sunday when it hit an underwater volcano. port authority police say understaffing was not an issue during the massive traffic jam at laguardia. sources tell us there were 12 officers on foot. sources say port authority officers warned their supervisors as early as 2:00 in the afternoon to call for extra help. the manpower wasn't added until 10:00 p.m. that night. >> to say it was traffic seems very disingenuous and seems to lack the level of transparency i would expect for a five-hour delay. >> in a statement, the port authority says the congestion was caused in part, by "an unprecedented confluence of accidents, a vehicle fire and snow from one of the largest blizzards in the city's history". the port authority can once
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the bird "pose a well-known threat to human safety." the agency has been trapping and relocating them since the lawsuit was filed in 2013. this morning, we're learning that giants safety tyler sash had a disease linked to repeated brain injuries when he died. he was diagnosed with cte or chronic traumatic encephalopathy. it can ohm be diagnosed after death. it includes memory loss, depression, dementia. he died in his iowa home in september from an accident overdose from two pain medications. jets defensive lineman sheldon richardson is going to avoid jail for a high-speed chase in missouri. richardson admitted to driving his bentley at 143 miles an hour. he pleaded guilty to resisting arrest, to speeding and running a red light. he was sentenced to 100 hours of community service. richardson's lawyer says he since sold that bentley since
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could still face punishment by the nfl. the jets are settling a lawsuit with cheerleaders. the team agreed to pay money to the flight crew. the lawsuit claims they were paid $150 a game with you not compensated for practice times and other expenses. the jets still deny the claims but say the settlement was to avoid the expense, time and distraction of litigation. we have good news for anyone who pours the extra cup of coffee in the morning. a first look inside the impressive structure that will soon be bustling with commuters i. follow us on facebook and twitter and instagram. darlene4ny. michaelg4ny. you're watching "today in new
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welcome back. in news for your health. doctors should screen all patients for depression. that is the word from the u.s. preventive services task force. the government health panel says screening for everyone will more accurately identify patients and they say mental health services are now widely available. okay. the debate over whether caffeine is good for you. new information. experts say products like coffee and tea may have cardiovascular benefits.
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california studied a small group of people who had at least one caffeinated drink a day. after 24-hour heart monitoring, the participants did not experience an irregular heartbeat. darlene, it's how much you drink, when you drink it and what your overall health is. >> how many have you had, mr. gargiulo gargiulo. >> i'm off the double digits. >> caffeine and coffee iv. >> he's at 9. >> that said one. the cup -- >> if this. if you can see it. >> i will espresso shotment. let's see temperatures above the freezing mark already at this hour of the morning. mid-40s. i think the temperatures will drop a little bit early on. showers across long island, coastal areas of new jersey exiting too. clouds break for some sun and afternoon temperature back around 43. tonight a refreeze process.
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freezing, about 29. lower 20s in the suburbs. beware of black isolate tonight and tomorrow morning. weekend picture looking good. scattered clouds on saturday. sunday milder. temperatures back into the mid-40s. we start to fall into that pattern where el nino provides us milder weather. that's what happens going into next week. good news there. >> appreciate that. thank you, chris. lauren, what's happening on the roads. >> it's pothole season again. causing a couple of problems. the inbound lower level of the george washington bridge underneath the apartments there. there are a couple of disabled vehicles because of this pothole. one lane gets by. right now you can see delays are minor. but i will let you know if -- the upper level of the gw bridge right now. a live look outside. also at the fdr drive where they cleared construction southbound in the 70s. things are moving nicely. fdr drive, west side highway, both good options for your commute. we're getting a first look inside the world trade center
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crews putting the finishing touches on there. the multibillion dollar station will not open until march. the hub known as the oculus has a marble concourse and wing-like appearance. beautiful t will connect commuters to 11 mta subway lines and the path train. new york city officials are determined to build at the same time new defenses against sandy-type flooding even though they don't have the money to do it. they're supposed to wrap around southern manhattan. areas devastated by the storm. nobody knows exactly what it will look like or where they get the money to pay for it. hoping to break ground on this project next year and repairing some of the tunnels still. >> still. >> a lot dealing with that. 5:57 right now. next at 6:00, a race against time during our blizzard. how emergency crews managed to get a long island woman to the hospital for a life-saving transplant. also at 6:00 a.m., an arrest in that slash ping on the
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good morning everyone. it's wednesday morning. it is january 27th. i'm darlene rodriguez. >>ab> i'm michael gargiulo. let's star with a checkweenthe wethather and storm team 4 chris cimino is here. >> pretty mild start there. holding at 43 degrees in the city. even the suburbs, 40 or better from princeton, to sayreville.
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40 in sussex. few upper 30s. everybody is above freezing. that's good news. no black ice issue or refreezing issues early on this mornin in h the meantime, cold front coming on through. light rain across long island out across portions of monmouth and ocean county. you'll encounter them for the next hour or so. things are drying out. the clouds will break up for increasing amounts of sun. temperatures drop a few more degrees and level off close to 40 at noon. back to the low 40s. a high of 43. a mix of clouds and sun. forecast and a look at the weekend just ahead. >> thanks, chris. metro-north commuters, heads up. ten-minute delays. problems. right now. let's talk about the roads. there is an accident on the taconic hea ding northbound by fdr state park. that shuts down two lanes now. heading over to the george washington bridge, inbound lower level coming off of that right now.
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a couple of disabled vehicles on the roadway. one lane getting by. in the meantime, upper levels not causing a huge delay. weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. >> new this morning, a look at the man accused of slashing a -year-old woman in the face. damon knowles was arrested last night. police believe kno es is the man who caused a 4-inch gash to carmen rivera's face on. d train monday morning. this video was released showing the suspect running from the scwaene. knowles is now charged with assault. students in newark head back to the classro for the first siem since the blizzard dropped 28 inches of snow on the city. the question is, are the streets and sidepalks safe enough for them to get back. south 13th street and g thold avenue, tracie that particular area, how is it looking? >> reporter: well, see for yourself, michael. it looks like there's a lot more
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not just on the sidewalk but right in the streets where the buses will be in just about an hour from now. now, it's the reason newark yor ras baraka admits they've rechceived e00 complaints about the snow since the blizzard. he's upset as well. we want to show you what it's looking like street to street, even days after the blizzard. th ie east and west wards, they're stdiill suffering as a result of this. cars are still stuck and the streets are still packed with ice. now, newark mayor r baraka released a youtube video night saying his administration took every step ey could to deal with the nearly 3 feet of snow that fell in this area. when it comes to the streets that are still unplowed, he says, he's mad too. >> i am not happy or excited about how long this process is taking or how well we even are doing at it. i know that wed on't stop until it gets done. >> reporter: you can hear the plow in the backgwod of his shot.
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south 13th street, we hen't seen one for hours now. people are really wondering where they'r eoing to keep their kids when it comes to waiting for the bus this morning. michael, we already saw a taxi get stuck right here. we're going to show you what it took to get it free. >> it looks like a situation where some streets are clear but next to them, totally blocked. >> reporter: and there's so many schools that are going back today. they're telling kids and their parents to use patience. what about the buses that have to deal with all of this? >> tracie, thanks very much for that. 6:04 right now. garbage and recycling will resume. sas,nitation crews were busy clearing the snow. we're told more than 7 million tons of snow have been moved in the last few days. that's enough snow, by the way, to fill yankee stadium 66 times. e cleanup was going on last
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and emergency workers helping to clear bus stops, crosswas and fire hydrants. and citi bike reopening today. bikes will only be available at stapgss, of course, that have been cleared of snow. a map showing whichtations are open is on their website and mobile app as well. chris, you got to be a dedicated bike rider. >> snow all over the place. >> if you dare. >> that's precarious. you got to know -- absolutely. you have to play it iefe. little by little, the streets armye getting clearer anpa clearer. temperatures cooperating. staying above the freezing mark. more melting out there. a little bit of rain and the melting snow and wet and slick spots out there. no icy spots of consequence. couple of showers east of the city. temperatures at 45 in town. 30s north and west. we'll probably drop a few more degrees early on this morning. bounce back to the low 40s. clouds out there right now. most of the showers are east of
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we may drop to the upper 30s, near 40 earlyron. bounce back to the lower 40s, 43 this afternoon with a mix of clouds and sunshine. slightly chillier air on the way for a couple of ays. we'll talk about that. right now, it's 6:06. here's lauren. thanks, lauren. >> ferries look good this morning as far as the buses go. the bx 8, 10, 42 and b 45. nj transit is saying to expect delays and detours throughout e state. they're still clearing the snow. 10 to 15 minute delays out of the terminal. nj transit and path on or close to schedule. alboternate side of the street -- they will be throughout the week. meter rules still apply. >> thanks so much, lauren. we have new video of the man who police say is on a violent robbery spree in the bronx. he's already stabbed and slashed twnee victims. so far there have been five robberies. the most recent happenee
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in each case, the police say the man threatened the victims with a knife. coming up at 6:30, katherine creag has more on what police say the robbers got away with and what residents are asking for now in the area. in other npws, the port authority has the right to kill birds near area airports including tnowy owls. in a ruling tuesday, the u.s. court of appeals said migratory birds pose a well-known threat to human safety. but special permits are needed to kill the snowy owls. the port authority has been trapping and relocating the birds since the lawsuit was filed in 2013. the leader of a group occupying a national wild al wildlife refuge in oregon is under arrest. mon bundy was stopped by fbi agents while he and several others reportedly were heading to a community meeting. the fbi and oregon state police say shots were fired during the confrontation and a rancher from arizona was killed. there's eight people now in s. custody. it's unclear how many people from bundy's group are still at that refuge.
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manager says the candidate will not take part n tomorrow's televised debate. trump doesn't want fox newschannel's megyn kelly to return as a moderator. th feud happened after their last debate you remember. trump called her questions ased. but fox insists she will be on the stage tomorrow. >> i'm not a fan of megyn kelly. i think she's a third-rate reporter. >> i would like to invite donald right now to engage in a one-on-one debate with me. >> cruz said he woul debate any time between now and monday's iowa caucuses. trump will host a competing event to raise money. senator bernie sanders will be privately with presi nt obama. the white house confirms the eting will take place in the oval office. one that they hope to occupy.
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days after the president made comments that were seen as supporting hillary clinton's campaign. mayor de blasio plans to go to iowg on friday to campaign for hillary clinton. he will stay there after tw, caucuses are over. that means the mayor will miss the annual groundhog day ceremony with staten island chuck. he appeared to drop the animal. that was two years ago. that animal later did die. >> mayor de blasio naysing a chal neng albany over the property taxes. i went to the statehouse hoping to fight budget cuts in the city. instead, lums -- the mayor resisted. he's holding steady on taxes. but he needs the ability to respond to a possible fiscal crisis. >> again, this morning, cnbc money report, a tech giant cld be the focus of wlll street. landon dowdy joins us with more. who could that be, landon? >> michael, i have no idea.
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good morning 6:14 on a wednesday morning. holding at 43 degrees in the park. even the suburbs are close to the 40-degree mark. clouds out early on. the showers are dissipating and moving east of the city. if you're watching us from long island, portions of coastal areas of new jersey, maybe a few more spritzes for the next half hour or so. plenty of sunshine tomorrow. looks like the weekend is quiet. the storm will stay offshore and lder by the latter half of the
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mild out east across the hampton bays area. 45 in orient. 41 in amagansett. city at 43. snort and best west, upper 30s. no black ice out there. no sleepry spots. more melting took place. there's that little bit of rain you were talking about exiting across suffolk county. exiting across monmouth and ocean coties. drier air from the west. there's your cloud line sitting back here across the catskills and pocono the clouds break up for sunshine as well through the late morning and afternoon hours. >> temperatures may drop a few degrees early on this morning. it's quiet and clear for tonight. 29 in the city. that means refreezing could take place tonight into tomorrow morning. watch out for patchy black ice tomorrow. pleasant day with sunshine and temperatures close to the
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as we go into saturday, again around 40. 39 on friday. we miss out on that storm. it stays out to sea. friday, could see snow flurries north and west, with a pasturbance moving on through. with sunshine, mixing with just a few clouds, temperatures back into the mid 40s. the seven-day forecast shows that's going to be a trend. temperatures head back up. slowly slipping down tomorrow and friday. all quiet days. those storms in the next seven days, may be rain on monday. 47 at that point. tuesday, groundhog day, 45 with a mix of clouds and sunshine. maybe you're heading out the door. let's find out about the so commute from lauren. >> a whole bunch of new problems on the roads. let's head to new jersey. we'll start in the rockaway area on 80 eastboun as ute 15, there's an accident start to go cause delays. then we have one that's still out there on route 1 and 9 southbound in the express lanes out by 78. that shuts down the left lane. u can start to see tl delays
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a disabled vehicle at the turnpike tol thablocks the right lane. a slow ride through there already. heading to queens, a couple of problems here as well. on the clear view expressway heading southbound, before you get to the l.i.e., an accident out there. that shuts down two lanes. delays are heavy already. a disabled vehicle. reports of one from the throgs neck bridge. you can head to the white stone. we'll take a live look at the belt parkway where things are extremely slow going right now by lefferts boulevard. no reports of an accident. bu pat we have some reports of construction out there. if you can avoid the belt in this area, that's a fantastic idea. alternate side of the street parking rules suspended. the next weather and traffic update on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you. 6:17 now. now to the latest on the zika st virus virus. government officials expanding the list of where expectant thers avoid. ke tarry barret is in the newsroom following it all.
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lemefoive you a rundown of cases locally. three new yorkers confirmed to have the virus. a woman in new nersey, though she was just visiting, since returned to her home country. nols rorte cases in connecticut. there have been reports of infected people in other states. arkansas for example. this zika virus is carried by a mosquito. it's a mosquito biting an infected person and transmitting that virus hen it bites someone else. it's especially dangerous for pregnant women because it's marked by a smaller an average blaine, called en sefl on at this. the babies who survive, there's t a lot of them, they're disabled and often seriously. u.s. officials briefing president barack obama on what they do and don't know about the virus and how it's spread. >>es he deet spray is safe for women in pregnancy.
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deet and stay inside if possible and travel outside to a minimum. >> now that the virus has been found in 24 countries, dominican republic, virgin islands, some are waiving change fees. policies vary by airlines. note. it's important to check. it doesn't cause symptoms in most people. they're mild, rash, fever, runny no: se. because there is no vaccine, there is no cure. darlene, as you mentioned, pregnant women urged to be extra careful. >> don't travel if you can avoid . it was a race against the elements and it ended with a long island woman getting a life-saving transplant. was on saturday. melanie chir cello. doboctors told her that found a kidney match. the kidney, though was in south carolina. as the blizzard hit the city, getting her and her organ to the operating room was a challenge. but a determined medical crew
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one paramedic even shoveled a path from the snow from her home just to get her into the hospital vehicle. >> it was like a miracle. it really was. >> my fear was that somebody was going to crash into us or we were going to get stuck. that was going to delay you getting here. i wanted to make sure you were gonding to get the organ that you needed. >> original k neys were damaged by diabetes. we're happy to say she's recovering well. everybody pitched in and made that happen despite the weather we were having. >> they got it done. 6: >>20. coming up next, we'll tell you how to gets a new look inside of new york city's famous museums. hanging on the edge. residents forced to leave as cliffs their their homes crumble away. don't forget, follow us on facebook, twit every and instagram. michaelg4ny and darlene4ny.
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welcome back, 6:23. atlantic city preparing for a state takeover. new jersey governor chris christie and senate president steve sween incompetent came to this a greechlt last night. legislation will give the state power over the finances. mayor donovan supports the deal. but residents fear they could los se jobs. atlantic city relied heavily on ate aid. googling the guggenheim will get you inside the famous mu siem. you can take a virtual tour of the famous spiral staircase using google street view. google use special cameras and drones to showcase the inside
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don't expect to see the current skpibts on exhibits on display. it's cool to see. one of the coolest museums you'll go into. >> absolutely. it's the most recognizable when you see photos even for people who don't go there. this is chris cimino. >> the weather and traffic center in the -- >> it will take you 14 seconds. ad lot of chairs. let's get a look at -- >> and hairspray. >> let's be serious. >> 43 the expected high this afternoon. starting out at 43 this afternoon. we're kind of there. we'll lose a few degrees and get back to 43. morning clouds and shower. the shower threat is east of the city a exiting. clouds giving way to sunshine. tonight we start to see the refreezing process take place. watch out for patchy black ice tomorrow morning and overnight. low, upper 20s in the city. we'll see lower 20s in the burbs north and west. look at the weekend now.
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you start thinking about that. seasonably cold at 40. above average temperatures with a partly to mostly sunny sky. sunday back into the mid-40s. a quiet trend has set in after that ridiculous storm. at least we catch a break. >> which we willmes speak of. >> whose name we shall not mention. what's going on, lauren? >>te we have train delays. not bad. they're because of signal problems. metro-north riders, you may experience 10 to 15-minute delays. path, subways doing fine today. a look outside at the life preserver tunnel. you have about a 20-minute wait at the tolls. the holland tunnel, about 15 minutes. there's a disabled vehicle at the turnpike extension heading that way. be careful with that. at the george washington bridge, tfive minutes or less into the lls right now. >> lauren, thank you. 6:nd. coming up next, back to school for students in newark. >> reporter: i'm tracie strahan
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to schoold or students in newark today. buses may have a rough ime. molyre on the efforts to remov snow coming up. >> i'm katherine creag live in the bronx where police are looking for a violent robber. th e have beenke vernl victims and one of the attacks happened on the day of e blizzard. 'll show you what he looks like coming up. >>ly> if you're about to head out the door, keep atching "today in new york." download the "news 4 new york" app on the mobile device right now.
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new this morning, a da erous robber on the run where a knife wielding crook has already september two people to the hospital. friendship trumped by greed. how a winning powerball ticket led to a man's arrest. students in newark are headed back to class. this is what they'll encounter on the first day back since the blizzard. isfo it safe for kids to head to school? "today in new york" starts now. tracie strahan is there. we'll hear from her in a second. first of all, we want to say good morning everyone. 6:30 a.m. on this wednesday, etjanuarye27th. i'm michael gargiulo. i'm darlene rodriguez.
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looking at theweother. >> four days removed from the blizzard. temperatures above freezing. still a lot of snow. >> 38 in franklin, hopatcong. high bridge, mine hill. all above freezing. suburbs like poughkeepsie west in monticello. the city at 43. most coastal areas in the lower 40s. more melting takes place today. we had a little bit of rain come through. light rain at that. no freezing rain to worry about. the back edge of the cloud line. some,howe east of the city early on. generally low 40s. we may lose a few degrees. close to 40 or 30s. back to the lower 40s this afternoon with a little more sunshine peeking back out. we'll look at the seven-day forecast and hopefully it stays quiet. let's see if the commute is still quiet. >> quite a few problems on the roads. the newest things to come in, we have an accident out there on the clear view. this cleared by the l.i.e. we have one heading northbound on the cross island out by the throgs neck bridge causing delays.
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the cross bronx expressway. this one is westbound after the sheridan. that blocks tnght lane. delays back to the bruckner interchange. stpay with us. more weather and traffic on the 4s. >> thanks so much, lauren. it is the first day back to school for students in newark. there are concer that remaining piles of snow and ice could be a safety concern. "t up dayn new york's" tracie strahan is at south 13th street and gould avenue. tracie, how are things looking there? >> reporter: this nehbarhood, dar leap is starting to wake up and wonder what the kids are going to do when it comes to the ice and snow. you can see 2 to 3 inches of ice. it's caused problems that we saw firsthand this morn eag. take a look at this taxi. it was urning rubber lrying to get out of a rut it encountered on south 13 street early this morning, right when we arrived. that took a couple of guys and about 15 to 20 minutes for that taxi driver to try and get herself out of this. but she wasn't surprised.
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encountered going street by street days after the blizzard that dumped a record amount of snow. asked her what she thought the buses would be like. >> the children got to be able to go to school, you're not get to go how they got to travel. it's not worth it. >> reporter: another live look now at south 13th street and what the buses will be up against when kids have to come out here, darlene. on their website, newark public sc'mhools urge all of the parents and students to exercise patience when itomes to getting to the bus stops and gett being to school today. but they will be operaedng on a normal schedule. they're going to have to get out early. back to you. >> tracie strahan in new jersey. thank you. new york city nitation workers are still clearing the streets of snow with the priority being given to bus stops, crosswalks and fire hydrants. city says crews have plowed more than 99 million cubic yards of snow. that's more than 7 million tons.
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stadium 66 times or fill up the empire state building 24 times. governor christie is apologizing to a south jersey mayor. while speaking at-- new hampshire town hall meeting on monday, christie said he heard a crazy mayor in south jersey say this is worse flooding than sandy. patrick rosenello says the governor called him yesterday to apologize. he says christy asked him to apologize to first responders, residents and business owners. t the port authority says lice department's understaffing was not an issue in the massi traffic jam at laguardia airport. there were 12 street officers on duty monday night. five were on foot, seven in radio cars. that's average staffing. however, sources say port authlity officers warned supervisors as early as 2:00 in itthp afternoon to sll in some extra help. that manpower was notpadded until 10:00 that night. >> the traffic seems very disingenuous and seems to lack
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uld expect for a five-hour delay. >> in a statement, the port authority says the congestion was caused by "an unprecedented nfluence of accidents, a vehicle fire and snow from one. largest blizzards in the city's history." we did get a lot of snow, a lot more than any other area. >> a mess. people waiting hours and walking to get to the laguardia. >> if you're in a cab, you can grab your luggage anddgo, that's what do you. >> it's a tough situation. i think it converges on a lot of negative things happening at one time. things are getting better each and every day. we keep memting more and more of that sn . 's getting easier to remove. this morning's commute, there could be wet slick spots. temperatures above the freezing marks. there's a lot of melting water on the roads. especially east of the city this morning. we're starting out in the lower s. me 30s north and west.
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gree band back into the low 40s. 43 in murray hill. staten island at 41. white plains at 41. upper 30s to around 40. keep in mind yesterday morning, northern half of new jersey. you were like 10, 11, 12 degrees. you're at 40 and had 41 this morning. a big difference today. we'll top off in the low 40s. a mix of clouds and suant ne. we'll check in on the weekend forecast with lauren lawn. >> i'll start with the roads. on 287 northbound by exit 1, route 1, an accident out there for quite a while. you can see delays back to the garden state parkway. leave yourself plenty of extra time if you're headed that way. we'll talk abouto he trains. this just came in. delays on downtown 6 trains right now. also on yous major commuter lines. 10 to 15-minute delays in and out of grand central. that'selue to signal problems in the park avenue tunnel. lirr, nj transit, path and other subway lines doing fine. you can expect delays on the buses throughout the area.
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the streets off. alternate sidef the street parking rules remain suspended. more weather and traffic on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you very much. >>t > new this morning, a frightening crime spree in the brningx. a man stabbed or slashed two of his victims. "today in new york's" katherine creag is in the wakefield section of the bronx. this is a suspect undw erred by >> right. one of those violent attacks happened on saturday, the day of the blizzard michael. we want to show you this particular spot. this is one of the more violent: attacks happened. this is 225th street and white plains road. often busy. people all over the place. a violent attack happened on a victim here. we want to show you the suspect. police release a surveillance video of him. hey,'s apparently stabbed a victim. one of the victims over and over. several times he stabbed him in the back as the s-hpect tried to steal the belongings of the victim. th wat particular crime happened at 7:00 in the morning here at
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the suspect got away with nothing. but there have been at least four other times he's robbed innocent people of their wallets. their handbags, their belongings. getting away with more than $200 in cash. mobile phones as well. a resident, we talked with a short time ago says it would make people say if more police officers patrolled this area. >> if more people would feel saizfely ie'f the police was patrolling it frequentl and people would feel more safe. >> we want to show you another imag of the nuspecp. again, police looking deolsperately for the spect. the last robbery, michael happened on saturday.n that day of the blizzard. duding that crime, he pushed a woman down a 26-year-old woman.ck to bou, michael. >> kat, thank you very much. new this rnin k we're getting a look at -- damon knowles was arrested last night. poe lice say knowles carved a
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fathce on the d train monday mo drning. after the attack, the police sent out a video showing the suspect running from the stene. knowles is now charged with assault. luck has run out forke man in the bronx accused of swiping his friend's powerball ticket. a couple weeks ago he bought a powerball ticket worth $50,000. he was so excited, his friend .rubelin segura. hiers friend stole the ticket. he's been arrested and charged with grand larceny. 23-year-old sheldon leaf tenant was found guilty of aggravated attempted murder. he shot officer mark collins in the neck after a traffic stop last year. he faces 40 years to life behind bars when he's sentenced next month. officer collins miraculously
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new york city officials are determined to build defenses against sandy-tyal flooding even without the money yet. they're supposed to wrap around southern manhattan to prevent scenes like this. no one is sure what they'll look like. the project needs hundreds of millions of dollars of more mo rney. despite all that, officials hope to break ground on it next year. >> happening right now, one california neighborhood is being evacuated as their homes teeter on the edge of a crumbling oceanside cliff. the most powerful el nino on record is ripping apart the coastline and cou take ohms with it. >> just a few feet separate the apartments in pacifica from disaster. now residents have days to move t. >> the ocean, if it wants us, it's going to take us. we don't have the power to slow it down and stop it. >> five of the 20 residents are refusing to leave despite evacuation orders. the city will ask for state and federal money to fight coastal erosion. it's 6:40.
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the actor remembered as barney miller's detective fish. >> all the yell. top me before kill. married, probably. >> also played the mobster tessio in the movie "the godfathe " his death was falsely reported publicly several times. his daughter says it is now sadly true. abe vigoda died in his sleep at his new jersey home. he was 94 years old. succesepcame to him late in life. but he really enjoyed it and enjoyed having people see him as the characters he played. >> that's right. we will remember him. 6:41 right now. still ahead, imagine waking up tosp this. this gus. an elderly woman gets the shock of a lifetime when this mystery animal sneaks into her house and tries to snuggle up w h her and take a nap in her bed. >> don't be doing that. plus, weather and traffic on the 4s. a look at the hamilton bridge.
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6:44. 44 seconds. on this wednesday. de aalingith temperatures that are milder and above normal for this time of year. going to stay that way. that will be the trend for several days as we get back into the aspect of the el nino pattern. looks like a quieter pattern. it's calm, a few showers came on through and mainly east. erybody apove the freezing mark. plenty of sunshine returns, especially during the day tomorrow. arts out chilly, seasonably so and milder by the time we get to sunday. both days dry. difference from 24 hours ago. this is how much warmer the temperatur w are compared to yesterday morning. an degrees warmer in the city. 22 degrees warmer in danbury.
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outside early fon. temperatures around 40 danbury. 41 in morristown. you are down around 10 or 11 degrees yet morning. everybody above freezing with the exception of monticello. no black ice issusa. you look to the west. while it's chillier, there's no arctic air in sight. chicago, 26. that's not that cold. 16 minneapolis. even international falls 20. you go into central canada. typically below zero mpert"tures. the ones well to the north, they're in the mid 30s right now across western and central portions of canada. there's no real arctic air helding our way any time soon. a good pattern shift for us. a little bit of light rain long is, land. that's exiting, pushing offshore. should be out of here in an hour or so. we should get into sunshine again late morning and afternoon. rain. clouds break up 3:00 in the afternoon. looking pretty good. clear and partly cloudy skies. as we work our way through morrow, more sunshine shed headed our way.
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you can see what happens here. not a heck of a lot actually. e chance of wet or wet weather would be monday with ra. it's dry, to the, tomorrpw. we miss out on the storm friday. it stays out to sea. close to 40 friday and saturday. mid-40s on sunday. upper 40s with that rain threat on monday. groundhog day, sun and clouds and temperatures in the middle 40s. 6:47. let's get over to lauren scala and find out about the commute. >> thanks, chris. as- bunchhof pro-bems out there. we'll start with the southern state parkway. we're heading westbound by hicentral avenue. an accident in the left lan. it's a slow ride. it might be clearing any minute. good news for the southern state. once you get past this, it's a sls ow ride webound. the belt parkway all the way past lefferts boulevard, reports of construction. a report of an accident eastbound. leave yourself a lot of time there. heading to the bronx, two problems. a disabled vehicle westbound. one northbound on the bronx river parkway. both are causing delays. heading oll to new jersey.
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one of them eastbound before exit 42. route 202. that one is in the right lane. heading further west, we have another one on 80 eastbound before exit 34. delays are significant on 80 eastbound into this area. kind of a rough ride today to work. ba" ck to you darlene and michael. >> lauren, thank you very much. it's 6:48. it was a frightening scene on a street in hamilton township new jersey. a trash truck caught ire and then it exploded. you see it there. cell phone video capturing the moment the truck suddenly blew uprl. the blast blew a hole and damaged several others. scared a lot of people. fortunately, nobody was hurt. the cause of the fire still under investigation. the jets have settled a class action lawsuit with 52 fobormer around currndt cheerleaders cheerleaders. the team agreed to pay $324,000 to cren members who worked during the 2012 and 2013 seasons.
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paid $150 a game. but they were not compensated for their practice time and other expenses. the jets still deny the claims but say the settlement was to avoid the expense, time and distraction of litigation. it is a mass transit show piece. we're getting a first look inside the world trade center ansportation hub. the multibillion dollar station doesn't open until march. look at this. it's known as the oculus, you'll hear that a lot. it has a marble coaurse, a wing-like appearance. it will feature shops. thd ere willebe restaurants there as well. then most importantly, commuters will be able to connect to 11 different subway lines and the path train as well. but wow. noodt going to mind getting off there, right? >> it's very pretty. coming up next, we'll show you the curious creature that tried to snuggle up to an unsuspecting elderly woman in her own bed. don't forget. follow us on facebook nd
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a nearly 100-year-old woman woke up to quite a sight in miami. >> this exotic animal usually found in the rainforests of central and south america somehow found its way into her home. the animal is a kinke ou, looks like a monkey a little bit. it's in the raccoon family. a 99-year-old woman found it sleeping n her chest. >> i was awakened by a phone call at 2:00 in the morning, which is never good news. it was from my terrified mother-in-law. >> the animals are rarely seen in the day. special permits allow people to keep them as pets. this one slipped away from its owner. the two will be reunited sometime today. i was thinking it was trying to get body heat. >> probably the last thing you expect. kinkajou. i added a syllable to it. >> because we seecthem all the time. the "today" show is coming up in
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we'll check inng with matt and savannah. >> maybe it was looking for body heat. find it elsewhere. on someone else's chest. >> keep your kinkajou. good morning, guys. is it worth the risk. how donald trump's decision to skip tomorrow's debate will play with voters and the impact it might have on the republican presidential race. also ahead this morning, sopranos star jamie lynn significant letter opens up in her first interview to reveal she's living with m.s. why she's decidou to speak out now after living with it for 15 years. angelina jolie and jack bl ack.swhy she doesn't want her kids to catch the acting bug when we get started here on "today." michael, couldn't help but notice your plaid jacket. is it from the matt lauer collection? >> it's called for men by matt
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>> part of my gran mals collection. >> thank you guys. thank you. >>as take care. have a great show. up next, we'll check in with lauren. we'll see how the roads and rails are moving right now. >> you're watching "today in newrk."
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welcome back to. breaking news. a frightening attac. onethe 3 train in brooklyn. >> police just released these images of the suspect.
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slashed a 29-year-old female on the hand. when police got to the scene late last night. the victim told officers that the man said "i will chop you up on this train" and then hit her with an object wrapped in a cloth. suspect last seen wearing a blackjack jacket, green cap, camouflage pants and a backpack. police are searching for a suspect in a string of frightening attacks in the bronx. >> katherine creag has more. >> reporter: darlene and chael, the suspect is not only robbing his viims, the attacks have been so violent in one instance the victim was stabbed repeatedly. he was trying to give the suspect his wallet and his phone. the first attack january 10th. the last robbery on saturday. the day of the blizzard. several victims, darlene and michael. back to you. >> katherine creag, thank you. now to tracie strahan in newark where students head back to class for the first time since the blizzard.
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operate on a normal schedule days after the blizzard. a youtube video posted overnight, mayor ras baraka admitted there's still frustrations with streets unplowed. they're worried about buses being able to get to schools. mayor baraka will pledge to go block by block to continue to clear all the streets in the city. >> we want to check. >> we have a couple of problems out there. we're going to start with the trains. 10 to 15-minute delays off the grand central. also, 287, a big mess this accident. delays go back on to the garden state parkway. a quick look at the belt parkway. a slow ride westbound. got reports of an accident eastbound by the nassau expressway. >> lauren, thank you. roads damp in spots. temperatures above freezing. low 40s now is where we stay with clouds giving way to sunshine with showers over eastern long island. colder tonight, upper 20s. there could be patchy black ice
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