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firsts fly as students fight in school. now a furious father wants answers as to why an after school worker was apparently egging those students on. tonight that worker is off the job. for that father, that's not enough. >> reporter: you can imagine the emotions going through that father when he saw that video of the two kids throwing jabs. not only does he want answers, but he wants that coach arrested after he says he did nothing to stop the fighting. video shows punches flying between two young kids over money. and overseeing the fight, an adult, a coach. >> it's very unacceptable. you're a grown man. you're supposed to be a role model for these kids.
who ended up on the ground after being hit so many times. and he wants to know why that coach, marcus cruz, did nothing about it. >> after looking at the video, you can see that he looks like he was actually participating in the fight. >> reporter: the fight happened two weeks ago at is 53 in far rockaway. it wasn't until the video surfaced on facebook that jones understood the severe ity of what happened. >> he told me the coach said, let them fight. >> the department of education said cruz was not an employee, just someone who over saw the after school program. and he was removed from that position. not enough, says jones's lawyer who is demanding an investigation into the criminality of this incident.
has a responsibilityobligated to vet all those who work with children. >> reporter: in the meantime, 12-year-old jones is now at a different school. i'm live here in downtown brooklyn. new tonight, a former nypd officer accused of stabbing his girlfriend to death before jufring jufr ing jumping in front of a train appeared in court today and pleaded not guilty to that october murder. he killed his girlfriend in her midland park, new jersey home. they say he then threw himself in front of a subway train in harlem. he had both legs amputated. police say two men got into a fight at the boulevard
avenue near 124th street. one man was stabbed in the neck and died. residents tell us they know the man and he's been violent before. police are looking for 21-year-old anthony white, considered a person of interest. the name of the victim has not been released. on long island now police working to find out who killed one man and wounded another in an early morning shooting in north amityville. the one of the men died on the scene. the other man who is still unidentified was taken to the hospital and is expected to recover. right now, no word on a suspect. >> bronxville police say dna evidence has led them to a man wanted for a pair of burglaries. he's now accused of breaking into homes last may. police aren't saying the exact
wellington now in the west chester county jail. in oregon right now, their numbers were dwindling after several surrendered overnight. there are now, though, 11 behind bars, including the group's leader. that is aamon bundy. he shared this message with the holdouts from his attorney. >> please stand down. go home and hug your families. this fight is now in the courts. please go home. >> a rancher was shot and killed in a shootout with police earlier this week. senior law enforcement telling us he was armed. the so-called after flee
is in fort worth this morning after he and his mother fled last month. prosecutors are determining whether he violated his probation terms stemming from a drunk driving accident. the new jersey woman accused of posting anonymous threats against african-american students at keen university would like probation instead of jail time. prosecutors say she attended a rally on racial issues at the campus and then posted some of these threatening tweets to create a false public alarm. her lawyer wants her admitted to a pretrial intervention program that would expunge the charges from her record. right now she's facing up to five years in prison. new jersey is getting a skyscraper taller than some in the big apple. plus -- >> the mta may need to shut down
leaving residents and business owners furious. we're going to be tracking just a few snowflakes and a brief cooldown. then better weather for the weekend. i'll detail it all for you coming up in that seven-day forecast. ahead for us tonight, stealing the spotlight, the latest on trump's debate gambit and his standoff with fox news as the clinton-sanders race is a virtual tie. and why does it seem the hot shows are sold out the minute tickets go on sale? a new report offers an
the mta considering shutting down l-train service between manhattan and brooklyn to repair a tunnel that was damaged in hurricane sandy. michael george is in williamsburg where frustrated commuters game him an earful. >> reporter: the l-train is a lifeline between manhattan and brooklyn. what if it shut down for a year? people who live and work hearsay that would be a disaster. a grim prediction. >> businesses, to be quite honest, will shut down if l-train.
president of the brooklyn chamber of commerce. at a community meeting an mta representative was grilled by local leaders. >> explain to us what the problem is. >> basically the problem is we have sandy repairs we have to make in every tube. it's really what we have to look at to do. and that's really all i'm going to say right now. >> reporter: the crowd didn't like that answer. >> their response is totally unacceptable. there's no explanation at all. >> reporter: this woman owns a coffee and sandwich shop in williamsburg. she was ready to expand to a second location. but now she's reconsidering. >> if the l-train is shutting down, i won't have any customers.
sections over several years. another, a total shutdown of the l between brooklyn and manhattan for over a year. >> it's pretty horrible. >> well, we're talking an extra hour commute every day. >> reporter: the mta says none of this would happen for several years. they say they'll be talking to the community before they make any decisions. work is ready to get underway in jersey city on a skyscraper that would make manhattan proud. china overseas corporation is building the tower which will be the tallest building in new jersey by almost 200 feet. >> we also found another opportunity this new jersey and the other cities and new york and manhattan.
it will be the first condo project in close to ten years of this size here. >>s expect many new yorkers to move to this location and commute to the city. coming up, how many tickets the city's written over snow removal. we'll have a closer look at what you can do if you had a trip planned to the affected ed
as well as the casino area, some of the eatery ies around there. the casinos believe these improvements will help them thrive in a competitive market and create new job opportunities for the area. >> after the blizzard it was time to shovel all that snow. apparently not everyone was up for the task of clearing those sidewalks or didn't rise to the occasion. wednesday the sanitation department says it's handed out the most tickets to brooklyn residents. the bronx followed, staten island got 58. 24 in queens. manhattan residents had just 15 tickets issued. it is time to check in with storm team 4's erica grow. >> i can deliver for you some snow flurries. not a big deal, though.
those light passing snow showers during the day tomorrow. it could bring in addition to a snow shower maybe a quick sprinkling of rain, because temperatures are starting to get milder. and a milder weekend lies in store as well. high temperatures were in the 40s pretty much all week long. 40 in midtown right now. 37 in newburg and 34 in monticello. 27 during the blizzard on saturday but then all the way up to 48 on tuesday. 47 on wednesday. the official number hasn't come out for the day yet, but it's going to be in the low 40s. we've started that downward trend. it continues tomorrow. but it's a very brief little break from the nice mild temperatures. on storm tracker we're looking at two systems. this was the one we were concerned about to possibly bring us a coastal storm tomorrow. not going to happen. instead we're going to watch
it doesn't have a lot of moisture with it, but a couple of nose of these snow showers are going to pass through during the day tomorrow. most of us are going to see temperatures hovering close to the freezing mark overnight tonight. tomorrow we'll see that quick wave of a rain or snow shower. high temperatures near 40. even if you do get some snowflakes they're going to melt when they make contact. then temperatures will be back on the rise. on saturday we see a few afternoon clouds, a high of 42 degrees. on sunday, a high near 50 degrees. we have some 50s likely in our forecast as we head into the seven-day. there is the potential for black ice north and west of town. when we say black ice, we mean ice on the pavement. it makes it difficult to see when you get to it especially before sunrise.
high of 39 degrees. temperatures steadily on the rise in that seven day forecast. 50 on monday. just a sprinkle or a shower late in the day. we mostly stay dry until wednesday. wednesday looks to be a soaker, though, with a high of 55 degrees. it's going to be very mild. we're going to get rid of practically all the snow that's remaining. the only snow piles remaining will be those big ones on tej he streets. new parents in new york now get a free crib. children and family services now giving away 1700 portable cribs. the cribs are made for low income families who may not be able to afford a safe place for their babies to sleep. we've been talking more and more about the growing world virus.
can you get a refund? better get baquero with the answer. linda? >> the centers for disease control and prevention have now issued a travel alert for 24 countries, including the destination that rose ana had hoped to visit. she looked forward to a winter break in cancun next week. >> sort of a babymoon for us. we were looking forward to getting away from the cold. >> then she heard about birth defects linked to the zika virus during pregnancy. she decided to cancel their trip. she contacted news 4. >> my main concern was obviously cancelling the flight and being
>> the airline said your tickets are nonrefundable however we're making an exception. as for other airlines, american is offering refunds to pregnant travelers and their companions if they provide a doctor's note. delta says travelers have until february 29th to change reservations without any fees or jetblue recommends enhanced precautions. and united is offering customers a full refund or a chance to rebook. >> i do respect an airline that would offer a full refund. there's a lot of unanswered questions. >> many unanswered questions indeed. here in our area there are several people who have recently traveled abroad and are now testing positive for the zika virus. there are seven cases in new york state, one in new jersey,
those are the rules. they seem to be changing day to day by the airlines. as of now, that's what the policy is. straight ahead, honoring heros lost 30 years ago today. >> the time we saw them this morning as they prepared for their journey and waved good-bye. >> next, how the crew lost aboard the space shuttle challenger is being remembered. and chuck's here with a look at what's new at 6:00. >> new at 6:00 we have a news 4 exclusive on fighting crime in the subway. >> what's going on with these slashings on the subways? we asked the top cop in charge of subway safety for some answers. and we'll take you inside a con edison simulator to learn about manhole fires, what causes
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leading up to it, the shuttle challenger launched into an unusually cold day for central florida. the seven astronauts' family members and friends and several others watched from the grandstand. but shuttle launched had become so routine that only one network carried it. the investigation that followed would conclude cold weather caused parts of the shuttle to break apart, causing the explosion and a nation to stop in shock. the challenger seven remembers at at an emotional memorial service at cape canaveral. >> it includes a special tribute
astronaut christa mcauliffe. >> at a time when many people would think only of the impending launch, christa was taking care of a teacher's business. >> i'd like to take a moment of silence and recognize the sacrifice of all those crew members and how their spirit and their legacy lives on in our achievement in space. >> acheechlt ievements that followed the tragedy 30 years ago today. >> and that will do it for us. we thank you for watching. stay with us as the news continues at 6:00. live from studio 3c in rockefeller center, this is news 4 new york. now at 6:00, stepping up security. the nypd taking action after a rash of slashings on the subway. news 4 goes underground to get an exclusive look at what's
and the sonic boom that was felt across hundreds of miles in our area. ir air. good evening. we are starting with breaking news out of new jersey. we now know as a matter of fact what caused that sonic boom that so many of you thought was an effort quake. >> this is where it all started, in the atlantic test range off the coast of new jersey. a navy fighter jet creating a number of sonic booms during test flights today. brian? >> reporter: it was an f-35c that was on a test run from the pax naval air station in maryland. it is the most expensive military project ever for the united states. hundreds of billions of dollars. and it is still under testing. but the 911 callers in ocean county really didn't know what to think.