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a little warmer than the past couple of days. 38 degrees. we'll talk to rave in a bit. what are your travel plans? you get a refund? >> a lot of people wondering about this. the centers for disease control and prevention have issued a travel alert, including a destination that roseanne hoped to visit. roseanne is thrilled to become a first-time mom. now in her seventh month of pregnancy, she looked forward to which winter break in cancun next month. >> a baby moon for us. we're looking forward to getting away from the cold. >> then she heard about severe birth defects linked to women exposed to the zika virus. she decided to cancel her trip. they had paid more than $500 each for their tickets. she contacted news 4.
canceling the flight and being able to receive some sort of a refund. >> heir owe mexico addressed her concern saying the tickets were nonrefundable. but we're waiving the exchange fee. you can use them within a year. as for other airlines, american is offering refunds to pregnant travelers and their companions if they provide a doctor's note. delta says concerned travelers have until february 29th to change dates or destinations without any fees or they can request a refund. jetblue points out there's enhanced precautions rather than avoiding travel, but they will accommodate customers who request a refund 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. >> rosanna reached out to us
if you're having problem with a product or service, better get baquero at nbcnewyork.com or call 866-news-244. on the way out the door, it's warmer than yesterday. >> a little chilly right now. this is the coldest it's going to be. in the 30s. back to the 40s later on today. no jackets needed. no heavy jackets this afternoon. the sun will be out as well as we head into the late morning especially. let's take a look outside. a quiet and dry start to your sunday. temperatures starting out where they should be in terms of the high. 39 is our average high temperature this time of year. we're already at 38. it's a great starting place. take a look at the weather headlines. warming up nicely throughout the afternoon. a few showers possible tomorrow. the main rain event on wednesday. that could be a soaker. we'll talk about the timing of that in the seven-day forecast. the mid-30s around the area.
apiece. you may see icy spots with the melting and refreezing going on. 32 in franklin and sparta. we're melting at this hour in farming daily. 37 degrees. we're into the 30s in bridgeport where it's 38. as you plan the rest of your day, 38 degrees. temperatures hover in the 30s through the morning. you can see loads of sunshine around 8:00. this is when we warm up nicely. by noon, we're at 44 degrees. we're coasting in the 40s right through the rest of the afternoon. 3:00 p.m., the clouds start to roll in. we have mostly cloudy sky around 6:00. 46 degrees. definitely not feeling like the last day of january outside. you can see on storm tracker. we have no weather to track around the immediate tri-state. this is our next weather system. this system trekking across the country with a cold front tomorrow. you can see that on 2350u tur tracker. sunshine and clouds. nice and dry. 5:00 p.m., also, nice and quiet.
outside, no problems there. 7:00 a.m. tomorrow morning, one dry commute there. this is 12:00, 1:00, showers break out. it's not a heavy rain or widespread. some of us may stay dry. but you may get the showers going on mainly from noon to 4:00, 5:00 p.m. then the cold front pushes offshore. the evening commute is drying out and we're dry by 11:00 for sure. we're going to see temperatures drop a little bit into your tuesday. look at the trend over the next few days. 47 for your high for today. sunshine and clouds. again, those showers tomorrow afternoon with a high of 52. well above average there. tuesday, still in the 40s. very mild. then wednesday, that's when temperatures peak in the mid to upper 50s. but it's windy and stormy. need the umbrellas there. heavy rain a possibility late morning through the afternoon. you can download the "news 4 new york" app. tap the logo in the corner and select the weather tab.
use our interactive radar and how to submit your own weather video. it's in the app store right now. over to you. do you know what's in your fish you may unknowingly be die digesting toxic kem yals. reporter sara gonzalez sat down with "today in new york's" kerry barrett with more. >> thank you so much for being here. >> of course. >> let's get to it. what are the most contaminated waterways? >> it depends on the population. in new jersey, children, pregnant women and women who might one day want to be pregnant, they're basically not supposed to any fish from most of the waters in new jersey. men are told to eat -- it's safe to seat a tiny amount. >> okay. >> like from the newark bay, it's safe for them to eat one catfish per year. from the hudson river, one eel per year. >> per year?
of course, i went out there with people fishing and they're catching much more than that. i spoke to some residents who say that they eat eight or nine catfish a day. they'll make a catfish stew and eat that for the week. >> that's scary. i mean, that really puts it into perspective. you're allowed to have one fish a year. by you, women and children, shouldn't have any. >> women and children are out there fishing from the newark bay with their husbands. >> of course. >> the plan is to go home and take home what they catch that day. now, the passaic river, it's not safe to eat anything from the passaic river. >> no matter if you're man, woman, child or whatever? >> right. it's one of the most contaminated bodies of water in the country. several companies, more than 100 are responsible for dumping toxic waste in it like agent orange, which was used to clear the jungle in the vietnam war. it's in the bottom of the passaic river in the sediment.
do not eat list for the state. i spoke to people who fish from the passaic river all the time. >> people who need to fish to live. >> it's free food. the epa, the environmental protection agency, they want the polluters to pay for a $1.7 billion cleanup of the river, involving removing the top two feet of mud at the bottom of the river, the polluters, they want to fund a smaller cleanup, which they say is a more targeted cleanup. in the meantime, they are funding -- they have spent a million dollars funding a fish exchange program. >> what is that? as i understand, they've only exchanged like 170 fish since june. >> yes. the fish exchange program is basically a group of about 50 polluters have formed a group. they call themselves the cooperating parties group. they're the polluters. they have spent a million
there are two tubs of tilapia that they're raising. they're asking people fishing in the river to take their fish to a tent in lyndhurst, new jersey, on a saturday and swap it for the clean, healthy tilapia they're growing in a greenhouse. the problem the past year that their tilapia that they're raising isn't big enough to harvest. they want it to reach a pound. instead, they went to costco and bought frozen filets to exchange. they've been handing those out in instead. >> that brings up another interesting topic. let's talk about the con tomorrow nated fish. where do they go? >> they're sitting in a freezer in newark, new jersey. there is no disposal plan for it. i went there and it's a freezer full of contaminated eel, carp, crab, perch and environmental justice advocates were worried that they can throw the
in new jersey and newark. that means it would be burned in newark's incinerator. environmental justice advocates said you better not burn it. it's very likely toxic to breathe it. they sort of assured me that they're not going to incinerate the fish. so when i asked what the disposal options they have are. >> long-term plans, yeah. >> the answer was, well, we have a lot of options. we could bury it in the landfill. take it to the desert of new next coe. >> not a lot of plans about how we move this forward and handle the situation long-term. >> right. they're looking for funding. it's sort of ran by records university. they want to test the fish and see what type of contaminants are in it today. >> okay. >> the way that the polluters describe it is that even if they started cleaning the passaic
even decades before the fish are safe to eat. they say this is our way of meeting the need of some of the most vulnerable people in the community who rely on this food. >> okay. environmental justice advocates think it's an excuse to not clean up the passaic river. >> as aums lways, you have a thought provoking topic. if you want more information, listen to dirty little secrets in your fish at nyc doc. a dramatic end to the road >> you're watching "today in new
the nets wrap up a road trip to the big easy and college ball heating up. harry cicma has more. the nets lost senn of eight games entering the game with new orleans. there was a dramatic finish against the pelicans. nine seconds to go. down by three. joe johnson gets the inbounds pass at the top of the key and we're tied at 103. new orleans answers on the next play. drew holiday driving in.
pelicans up by two and 1.3 seconds to go. no time-outs for the nets. they get it to johnson again. he puts up a prayer. just misses though. tough one there. off the back of the rim. brook lopez had a season high 33 points for brooklyn. the nets lose 105-103. the knicks had the night off and they needed it to rest up for tonight's matchup against the defending champion warriors. on friday, they snapped a four-game losing streak with a much-needed victory over the suns at the garden. carmelo anthony and porzingis were back in the lineup for new york. anthony was playing with a sore knee. he just missed the triple double with 19 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists. tonight, they will host golden state. the warriors are 43-4 and on pace for the best season in nba history. reigning mvp stephan curry once scored 54 points at madison square garden and he will be ready to go today.
team, only get to go there once a year. a lot of history has been made there. that's a game that any basketball player always looks forward to. >> we're going to be ready. whether we are or not, we have to be ready sunday. i don't think it's about them. it's more about us. >> this is an opportunity for us. obviously they're the favorites, it's obviously an opportunities for us. if we play hard and focus and execute well, we'll be able to compete with them. in college basketball, seton hall looking to make it two in a row. led by 13 at the half. never looked back. here off the miss, isaiah whitehead ahead of the back. he gets that pretty move to go. that put the hall up by 16. they never got it under double digits again. whitehead finished with 22 points.
st. john's and villanova at. rutgers will visit michigan state. football fans, the wait is almost over. super bowl 50 is now one week away. enjoy the rest of your sunday everyone. for "today in new york," i'm harry cicma. coming up next at 6:30 on "today in new york," the countdown to the caucus as candidates make their final push. what voter turnout will mean for the tight races. new information about rape allegations against a new york giant. the latest on the investigation and the team's response. and dry and milder today. but we're tracking two separate storms over the next few days. when will you need the umbrellas? that's coming up in the storm
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it was nice to wake up to warmer temperatures. raphael miranda is here with the forecast. >> good morning, guys. we stayed above freezing all night in the city. 38 degrees right now. we're going to stay well above freezing throughout the day today. you can see on storm tracker 4 live radar, we're seeing rain and snow for you on this sunday morning. dry conditions out there. a few spots freezing north and west of town. 38 murray hill. 38 degrees astoria, city island. 37 sheepshead bay. we're looking at 37 degrees in jersey city. to find the coldest spots, you have to head into northern westchester westchester, fairfield counties. temperatures in the 20s there. west of town, morristown, 27 degrees and it's 24 at this hour in bridgewater. as you plan your day today, definitely get outside and enjoy this. this is abnormally warm weather for the end of january. 44 by lunchtime. we stay in the 40s. lots of sun and clouds build later on today. overall, a beautiful day with a
it gets milder along with rain. we'll look at that in the seven-day forecast. >> rave, thank you. one day to the iowa caucuses, presidential candidates out in full force this weekend. >> they're hoping that one last push gets them out to vote. weave the latest. >> donald trump comes back with two days to ago. >> if we win in iowa, everyone is talking about it, we can run the table for the first time ever. >> he means win every republican contest and it's possible. trump's weakest polls are here a 5-point iowa lead. >> on february 1st, you got to get out and caucus. you got to do it. >> even in a blizzard he said or a marital storm. >> if your wife leaves you for another man, if you leave your wife because you don't like her, i don't care what it is, if you're sick, you got to get out. >> ted cruz gently urged his
and insisted to me, he's winning back the iowa front-runner spot that he once held. >> what do you say to the trump-backers who used to back you but now back him? >> they're backing me once again. >> marco rubio's push will be partly digital. >> we're going to bombard you with e-mails. we are going to do for like two days. >> hillary clinton's large iowa lead slipped to three points. her e-mail problem flared again. her long time supporters look likely to caucus. >> for those who already decided to support me, thachk you so much. >> bernie sanders is relying on young people. >> we will win the caucus on monday night if there is a large voter turnout. >> and predicting the turnout in iowa monday, say experts, is impossible. >> they say a big turnout helps trump and sanders. a small turnout helps cruz and clinton. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news
chuck todd will have much more on the countdown later this morning on "meet the press." his guests include ted cruz, marco rubio and bernie sanders. meet the press airs at 10:30 a.m. tonight, our own melissa russo airs live from iowa. that starts at 6:00 p.m. you have until the end of today to sign up for health insurance. midnight is the deadline to choose a plan under the affordable care act. the penalty for being uninsured after today is nearly $700. log on to nbcnewyork.com for links to information on enrollment. police have not filed charges against a new york giant. a woman says she met up with gerald bromley on friday after they connected on instagram. she claims he tried to rape her. as bromley was leaving in his car, the woman says she climbed on to the hood and suffered minor injuries when he drove off.
is ongoing. new york giants issued a statement saying they have notified the league and monitoring the situation. at this point, no charges. three sunni albany students are recovering from a possible hate crime on a bus. they were on a city bus yesterday morning and a dozen white men and women attacked them. the group used racial slurs. police are trying to confirm whether it was racially motivated. >> there have been allegations that slurs were made during the altercation. that cannot be tolerated and the albany police department is conducting an investigation right now as we speak. >> albany police say the women were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. so far, no arrests have been made. suffolk county police stepping up a campaign to shut down drug houses in residential neighborhoods. they busted a father and son duo this weekend. police arrested 40-year-old joseph and his 23-year-old son
they seized nearly $60,000 of heroin, cocaine and oxycodone and 200 grand in cash. special operations teams are cracking down and issuing warrants at homes flagged by neighbors. >> many of the search warrants come from trips from the community. they see the activity every day. they see cars coming to houses late at night. they see people who look strung out in front much their house. >> so far police executed nine search warrants and seized more than 2,000 grams of drugs. security is, beefed up at homeless shelters across the city after the murder of a resident in east harlem. mayor de blasio is assesses the security at all 27 mental health shelters. funding will be added to help services and peace officers work security at the facilities. police are still looking for the suspect, wright, who fled the scene. family and loved ones coming together for a new jersey father who lost his entire family in
he buried his 4-year-old and 1-year-old, his daughters in passaic yesterday. the children and their mother died of carbon monoxide moye sonning last weekend. all three were warming up in a car while the father dug them out of the snow. but the exhaust pipe was blocked with snow. >> very, very beautiful family. that's such a hardship right now. very sad. >> having hear the tragedy as a father and parent, it breaks your heart entirely. >> the children's mother was laid to rest on thursday. crews are cleaning a staten island elementary school where students got sick with the norovirus. parents question whether it came soon enough. they say the school sent letters home about the stomach flu friday afternoon. by that time, parents heard the news unofficially through facebook. >> it would have been nice to at least get a heads-up, like something is going around, to warn us. a lot of people not on the
i wouldn't have known anything. >> the department of education says it will continue to work closely with health officials to ensure all students are safe. get ready. drivers in the city's five boroughs have been getting a break with the parking. tomorrow, alternate side street parking goes back into effect. you're warned now. it was suspended about a week ago after the city was buried under a blanket of snow which came within a tenth of an inch of tying the record. alternate side street parking back on. coming up, are you admitted to the hospital just under observation? you may not know the difference until medicaid refuses to pay for one. storm team 4's raphael miranda returns with a check of the forecast.
washington bridge. two words, one big distinction that could cost medicare patients thousands of dollars. pei-sze cheng has an exclusive. >> you may not notice the difference between being under observation and being admitted. as medicare patients have found out, it can mean the difference of thousands of dollars on your medical bill. >> i'm glad i'm still around. >> angelo will turn 90 years old in march. the connecticut man fears he will be fighting medicare until his death. after several appeals, he's back to square one. >> the trouble is, i wasn't aware that medicare was not going to be paying for my stay at the rehab, which was a little over $400 daily fee. >> in the end, he was stuck with a bill for $7700 for the weeks he spent in a rehabilitation center after a car accident left
after the accident, ngelo was rushed to this emergency room, which was then called st. raphael's hospital. here he was subjected to a slew of tests and spent five days in a hospital room. by all accounts, did it feel like you had been admitted to the hospital? >> absolutely. absolutely. i couldn't tell the difference. i don't know that anybody else who ever experienced it could tell the difference. >> but there was a huge difference. he later discovered that he was under observation and not admitted. as a result, medicare did not cover post hospital care. >> hospitals are under a great deal of pressure to consider patients on observation status. >> judy steinheads the center for medicare advocacy helping angelo with his appeals. >> medicare won't pay unless the patient received three-day inpatient hospital care. >> observation stays do not count towards the three-day minimum.
observation stays are on the rise. according to the most recent health care spending data, the number of medicare outpatient observation visits increased approximately 96% since 2006. at the same time, other data shows that while outpatients services steadily increased, inpatient services were on a steady decline for the same period. >> places an incredible burden on us to make sure we get the patient status correctly. >> the hospital owns st. raphael's now. they can't talk specifically about angelo's case but they say they're following the strict guidelines set by medicare. >> it has to do with what medicare will pay for after the care. i think that the quality of care is exactly the same. we are providing whatever the patient needs medically. >> the center for medicare advocacy is suing the federal government to give medicare patients the right to appeal ev cisions, something angelo
instead, he must pay for his hefty medical bills on his own with his fixed income. >> well, i'm disenchanted with medicare and the medical people. i'm going to pursue it as long as i can. i don't know what else it do. >> something else that could help patients is the notice act. it requires hospitals across the country to tell patients when they are under observation and what the consequences are. until then, medicare patients are advised to inquire about their status if they find themselves in the hospital. pei-sze cheng, "news 4 new york." good point. ask as many questions as you can. if you have a story you'd like us to check out, call the news 4 iteam tip line at 1-866-news-244. raph joins us now. >> we're still dealing with the leftover of the drought we had. but the snow helped a lot with that. that's fortunate.
dust them off, get them ready as you head back to work tomorrow. especially on wednesday. that's going to be our soaker of a day which you'll see in the seven-day forecast. maybe even tuesday night late in the overnight. no rain right now. 38 degrees. we have partly cloudy skies up in westchester rock land. you can see the tappan zee moving nice and smoothly on this sunday morning. in the the headlines, we're warming up. already warmer than yesterday by 10 degrees. it feels much less january-like outside. a few showers roll in tomorrow afternoon. a better chance for rain on wednesday. especially wednesday morning into the early afternoon. you can see temperatures in the mid-30s right now. 37 mill basin. 32 in staten island. temperatures in the 30s towards long island as well. 36 in valley stream. these temperatures are about 10 to 15 degrees milder than what we saw yesterday at this time. 38 in bridgeport. 27, little chilly for you still in danbury. everyone is warming up nicely throughout the afternoon. you can see on storm tracker,
the tristate. just clouds filtering the clear skies. this area of low pressure is trekking across the midwest later today. it arrives with a cold front later tomorrow as you head into your monday. we have a dry day ahead and also a dry evening ahead. you can see in the evening planner, temperatures are comfortable. in the mid-40s throughout. 9:00, 45 degrees. mostly cloudy at 11 with a temperature of 44 degrees. very pleasant weather to be outside. future tracker, around 11:00, time for brunch, looking good. a few clouds passing through. not much happening around 6:00 p.m. as well. dinner plans outside? leave the umbrellas at home. tomorrow morning is one more dry commute. sunshine to start your monday. here comes the cold front. showers popping off after 12:00, 1:00. through the evening commute, a few showers moving through. not very heavy. we may dry out in new york city. the showers may linger west of town around 5:00, 6:00.
from suffolk county down towards ocean county, you may see the showers lingering probably until 5:00, 6:00, maybe even 7:00 p.m. then we're dry as we head into your tuesday. for today, 47 degrees. that's your high. it feels good. feels milder with sunshine and winds out of southwest. temperature. mostly cloudy skies. another mild night. 40 is above the average high temperature this time of year. given you an idea. showers possible tomorrow afternoon. a high of 52. dry and a little cooler on tuesday. then tuesday night into wednesday, some heavy rain, maybe even a few thunderstorms with a high of 57 degrees. you want to stay up to date with the "news 4 new york" app with the rain on the way. tap the news 4 logo in the corner. you scroll down and select the weather tab. use our interactive radar and learn how to submit your own weather video. the app is available in the app store right now. lynda and gus, over do you. a black church has been much
african-americans. >> a new book focuses on women who have been instrumental in building the churches. our tracie strahan has more on these church ladies in this morning's positively black. >> announcer: "news 4 new york" presents positively black. >> it's well-known that harlem's baptist church figures prominently in the world of politics, activism and race reelgtss, but the women of the church have been on the frontlines through it all. the book, church ladies, untold stories of women in the era. it talks about women instrumental in making the church what it is. dr. marcia goodson is the author and had a chance to go through the church archives and interview the women she profiled. the promotion of this book, it says -- it goes well beyond the sunday school teachers and the ushers. you really got to know the women at the forefront of it. why did you highlight the powell era specifically? >> the powell era was a very
it was a time of growth in the church. and these were women who were alive between 1920 and 1970. >> right at the heart of it. >> they were experts. they were friends of powell. they were ab sinnians. they were harlemites. they were a good source for telling that story. >> talk about meeting them and doing the research. this is decades of work reflected. >> i had an opportunity to meet some of the women in the early '90s. they let their stories -- as i learned more about the church and harlem and adam clayton powell, jr., i decide there was a story here. so i went to the archives to try to supplement their testimony to craft the story. >> now, there are tales here. you heard things possibly surprising about the women. you have the notion of church
know, being very quiet. these are women who are really give them hell when it came to him running. >> that's what i learned. i think i had a stereotypical notion of the women that they were sunday school teachers and ushers and dusting the pews. these women were activists. they were very active in labor unions, active in the community. they told me those stories. >> now, when it comes to the black church, we've heard of -- i was married there. you've been through there, attended there. but other black churches, when it comes to women being instrumental in really the forefront beyond the church, is that still happening at the black church? >> yes. it's another part of the untold story. what i think is interesting about my book is that it applies to women in the black church nationally. when we think about the montgomery bus boycott and the women that started that, those tales are repeated, particularly
there is an investigation into what trig erld a deadly avalanche in canada. investigators say 150 snowmobilers were in the area at the time. the snow buried 17 people on friday in british columbia. many were able to dig themselves out. searchers recovered the bodies of five know mobilers. >> i believe the helicopters and search and rescue crews that joined us was very helpful. that the only reason they got them out so fast. >> officials say the avalanche was human triggered. a dog is among the celebrities flocking to flint,
with -l wearing a flint lives matter shirt, he talked to the mayor about the water supply. recent tests revealed lead levels. star of the show empire spoke with residents about their struggles. >> their stories fir hand. it further general raged me and appalled me. >> would like the governor to step up and do what's necessary to make sure flint is taken care of. >> inside that call to action, cher and aretha franklin already donated cash. the governor says no immediate plan core owed lead pipes. >> there was a lot of star sightings at the 2016 screen actors guild awards. >> it would be a good indicator of who wins at the oscars. >> leonardo dicaprio. >> this could be the year for leo. he took ohm the best actor role
>> after uproar over british actor idris elba's snub, he took home two awards. one theme that took center stage was diversity. >> ladies and gentlemen, welcome to diverse tv. >> look at the stage. this is what we talk about when we talk about diversity. you know, different race, color, creed. sexual orientation. >> orange is the new black won for best comedy ensemble and the film spotlight won for outstanding cast. you got the full list of winners on the nbc new york app. after the break -- >> steve harvey. >> and that lady.
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a child fell out of window. >> a jersey city community comes to terms with a tragic accident that took the life of a 4-year-old boy. plus, a violent night in essex county. more information on shoot thags injured. >> a crime alert for the bronx. who they pretended to be before they robbed a group of women. welcome to "today in new york" on this sunday morning. i'm gus rosendale. >> i'm lynda baquero in for pat january. we're getting through the winter. it's kind of nice. in fact, this morning seemed a outside. >> wait until you see the forecast going forward here. raphael miranda in the weather center with that. >> good morning, guys. last day of january. even though we had harsh cold in the beginning of the month and
it's been an above average temperature mornt. that's going to continue today. a nice quiet start to your sunday. no rain and no snow. we have the mild temperatures to give you, though. 39 in central park. we're already on the rise there. 37 mill basin. 37 in middle village. temperatures in the mid-30s in city island, even well north and west of town temperatures just at or below freezing. that's not too bad in poughkeepsie. 31 degrees. at 28 in danbury. planning the rest of your day. 39, not nearly as cold as yesterday at this time. then we're headed well into the 40s today. some folks could see 50 to the west of new york city. i think in central park, we'll top out around 47 degrees with a mixture of sun and clouds. it's not all perfect. there is heavy rain on the way over the next few days. the seven-day forecast and explain when coming up in a few. lynda and gus, over to you. >> thank you. a strong statement on guns after a violent night in essex county.
what we know more this morning. lori? >> reporter: lynda and gus, we're outside the home where a man and bottom were fatally shot -- woman were fatally shot last night. it happened at 9:30 last night on clinton place. it's not clear if the shooter or shooters knew the victims. initial reports were that there may have been children here in the home at that time. that has not been confirmed by authorities. newark police and the essex county major crime task force are investigating. last night the public safety director releasing this statement saying we are investigating two senseless tragic shootings that are the result of the availability of too many guns. this is not the only shooting in essex county last night. a man shot at police officers after he was pulled over in his car in east orange. the officers returned fire hitting the gunman who is now recovering at the hospital. one officer was also taken to the hospital for evaluation. gus and lirn da, back here in newark, no arrests here in this double shooting.
investigation. >> lori bordonaro, live for us there. this is being called a tragic accident after a little city. >> the 4-year-old boy fell from an open window an newark avenue. he was found in a parking lot five stories below. first responders rushed him to the hospital but it was too late. at this hour, his name has not been released. >> very difficult to me to see that. >> i'm very sorry for that child and that family. >> they need to do something about it. it's only going to happen again. >> investigators looked into new jersey law and apartments are not required to have window guards like in other places like new york city. however, tenants have a right to demand window guards if they have a child younger than 15 and make the request in writing. surveillance could be the key in finding the driver behind a hit and run in williamsburg. look at this gray bmw. the driver hit a 27-year-old as she hailed a cab.
in a local hospital the bmw has license plate gzy 2240. if you have nif information on the driver, police want to hear from you. we have this warning from police, particularly for one bronx neighborhood. two gunmen claiming to be exterminators. they knocked on the door of an apartment in hunts point yesterday. when a woman opened the door, the gunmen pushed their way in. they tied her up along with seven others. the men demanded money, but there wasn't any in the apartment. they took off with an iphone. so far, no arrests have been made. please take a good look at this video. the surveillance video. police say that this man attacked and robbed a 70-year-old man at the bowery subway station at 3:00 p.m. on friday. he pushed the man to the ground, grabbed his cash and metro card and then ran off. the victim was left with a bump on his forehead. if you recognize this man, please call police. a corrections officer faces serious charges that he had sex with a minor. this man is a guard at the new jersey state prison. detectives say he arranged to
hotel in edison. according to court documents, he and the victim got into a fight and she reported it. boykin contacted the girl online. also in new jersey, a woman on the run in connection to her mother-in-law's murder is in jail. she's accused of beating the 73-year-old over the head inside their east windsor home on tuesday. detectives didn't catch up to her until friday night at a casino in atlantic city. it's not clear what prompted that attack. new this morning, video now being released of ammon bundy's voice and protesters holed up, telling them to go home. >> please stand down. this was never meant to be an armed standoff. >> bundy's attorney released the video of the jailed leader speaking to his wife. he and seven supporters were arrested earlier this week while four others remain at the refuge. they're now holding their position and posting live videos. the remains of a 13-year-old girl which were found off a
they're being sent now back to virginia for an autopsy. nicole madison lovel was reported missing on wednesday. her mother believes she climbed out of a window of her blacksburg, virginia home. an 18-year-old is facing abduction and murder charges. eisenhower is a freshman at virginia tech. two inmates who escaped from a california jail are back behind bars after a week on the run. acting on a tip, officers arrested them in san franciscoment. a woman flagged down police. one suspect was caught after a short chase, the other found inside that van. >> the entire state can breathe a sigh of relief because we have the other two dangerous individuals back in custody where they should be. >> a third inmate turned himself in friday. investigators say the trio escaped by cutting a hole in a metal great and rappelling four stories using bed linens. they're working on fixing
a fight at a denver motorcycle expo leaves one person dead and seven others injured. police are now questioning several persons of interest. they say the two rival motorcycle clubs were possibly involved in a showdown at the bike show near denver stadium. shots were fired and one person was killed. three others wounded and at least one person was stabbed. five people died at an avalanche in canada. this morning there's an investigation into what may have triggered that avalanche. snow buried 17 people on friday in british columbia. when they recovered the bodies of five snowmobilers yesterday. >> i believe that the helicopters and the search and rescue crew that joined us was very helpful. that's the only reason we got them out so fast. >> the reason for the investigation is because officials say the avalanche appears to have been triggered by humans. coming up here on "today in new york," if you're looking for things to do this winter, we
food, even craft beer and canines. we have your top picks for february. >> looks like fun. you may want to spend part of february outside with the warmer temperatures. there is also heavy rain on the way. we'll track that in your storm team 4 seven-day forecast. in new york state, we believe tomorrow starts today. all across the state the economy is growing, with creative new business incentives, and the lowest taxes in decades, attracting the talent and companies of tomorrow. like in the hudson valley, with world class biotech. and on long island, where great universities are creating next generation technologies. let us help grow your company's tomorrow, today
we are going to see 40s raphi says. >> that's the average high. when you're starting off there, it's a great place to be. well into the 40s later on today. 50s are coming several times this week. rejoice. we're going to melt that snow and ice and the rain will also play a big part in that. you can see some snow left out there. where is that? roosevelt island. still snowing on the ground. on the grassy surfaces, especially central park, you still have snow as well. 39 degrees. we have partly cloudy skies. let's take a look at the weather headlines for this sunday morning. we are warming up nicely today. a few showers are possible tomorrow. that's the first day you need the umbrellas and then thunderstorms. more of a spring-like day along with spring-like temperatures. you can see relatively mild in suffolk county at this hour. 37 in orient. 39 degrees hampton bays and 36 in east port as you start your sunday morning. 28 in monticello. it's chilly in morristown. 28 degrees.
average. partly cloudy and 39. temperatures hovering in the 30s through the morning. but we're back into the 40s by, say, 11:00. then once we get there, we stay there. right through the rest of the afternoon. a mild mix of sunshine and clouds and temperatures in the mid-to upper 40s. even 50 possible just to the west of town. you can see on storm tracker, a very quiet morning on this sunday. you can see some clouds filtering the sunshine already. this is our next weather maker for tomorrow. an area of low pressure trekking across the midwest and the great lakes. that arrives tomorrow by the middle of the day. you can see that on future tracker. we'll time it out for you. this is 11:00. keeping it dry. you can go outside if you want to bring the jacket. temperatures in the 40s. 6:00 tonight, also nice and dry. if you're heading around town, dinner, tomorrow morning for your monday morning commute, it's going to be a quiet and dry commute for the morning. watch what happens as a cold front approaches. this is 12:00, 1:00, you can see the showers showing up to the west of town. showers breaking out, not heavy but the rain nonetheless.
for that reason. by 5:00, most of the rain has swept through the city and is pushing east into places like suffolk county, ocean county where it's going to linger into the evening commute. otherwise, dry as you head home. if you can get away without the umbrella, if you're going to be inside all day, that might be a good bet. tuesday, nice and dry. but tuesday night into wednesday, the heavy rain arrives and wednesday has soaker potential britt en written all over it. it is a milder feel already this morning. 40 for a low overnight. mostly cloudy. another night on the mild side. seven-day forecast shows 52 tonight. the first real taste of spring. 47 on tuesday. windy and stormy tuesday night into wednesday. heavy rain, but look at the temperatures. 57 degrees. some may see 60 on wednesday. you want to stay up to date with the "news 4 new york" app with all the ups and downs. tap the logo in the corner and scroll down and select the weather tab.
use our interactive radar and learn how to submit a video. it's available in the app store right now. over to you. the men's open final has finished up. djokovic successfully defending his title defeating andy murray. it was his sixth australian open win. he's now tied with roy emerson for the most in men's singles. djokovic is also tied with rod laver and bjorn borg with 11 single titles. college ball heats up also. harry cicma has the highlights in sunday sports. >> good morning everyone. the nets lost seven of eight games entering last night's game games with new orleans. this was a dramatic finish against the pelicans. nine seconds to go, down by three. joe johnson gets the inbounds pass at the top of the key and he drains it. we're all tied at 103. new orleans answers on the next play.
he hits the tough fade away jumper. pelicans up by two. 1.3 seconds to go. no time-outs for the nets. they're going to get it to johnson again. he puts up a prayer. just misses, though. tough one there. off the back of the rim. brook lopez had a season high points for brooklyn. the nets lose 105-103. the knicks had the night off. they needed it to rest up for tonight's matchup against the defending champion warriors. on friday, they snapped a four-game losing streak with a much-needed victory over the suns at the garden. carmello o anthony and porzingis back in the lineup. anthony playing with a sore knee. just missed the triple double, 19 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists. they will host golden state. the warriors are 43-4. on pace for the best season in nba history. reigning mvp stephan curry once scored 54 points at madison
he'll be ready to go today. >> especially the west coast teams only get to go there once a year. a lot of history has been made there. that's a game that any basketball player always looks forward to. >> we're going to be ready. whether we're ready for not, we better be ready on sunday. i don't think it's about them. it's more about us. >> this is an opportunity for us. obviously they're the favorites. always an opportunity for us. i know that if we play hard and focused and we execute well, we'll be able to compete with them. >> in college basketball, seton hall looking to make it two in a row as they were on the road against creighton. pirates led at the half. never looked back. isaiah white head ahead of the pack. that put the hall up by 16. creighton never got it under double digits again. whitehead finished with 22 points. seton hall wins by 10.
later today at st. john's and number 6 ranked villanova at the garden. rutgers will visit number 12 michigan state. football fans, the wait is almost over. super bowl 50 is now just one week away. enjoy the rest of your sunday everyone. for "today in new york," i'm harry cicma. well, as we're about to start a new month, with that an abundance of winter activities awaiting you. joining us with highlights for february events is carla with time out new york. we have a great variety here. something for everyone. >> everyone. >> start with february 5th and 6th. the manhattan vintage show. >> it happens at the pavilion. more than 80 vendors with jewelry, handbags, designer stuff. you name it. from the 18th, 19th and 20th century. pay 15 bucks to get in. then you spend the day, if you have the patience and the eye for it trying to find really awesome clothes.
steals there. >> yes. people love restaurant week that now it's restaurant two weeks. >> the more the merrier. >> it's a really nice chance to get to places that you think are out of your price range that you want to try. more than 300 restaurants participating this year. including root and bone, miss lily's personal favorite. narcisse a, you can get $25 lunch, $38 dinner. you get three courses. >> it's through february 5th. one of my favorite treats, you walk in and say they're also participating. top restaurants there. >> lot of them. bryant park winter carnival. >> bryant park pretty much owns winter in the city. they have the only free rink, the winter market on the 5th and 6th. they do a two-day carnival. the second year they've done it. they have curling lessons, a brew house with heat lamps. tons of stuff for kids and adults alike. it's a can't miss. it's so much fun. >> silent disco, is that where
you can't hear the music, they cang ln. >> judge the moves. >> exactly. also coming up, chinese new year. >> it's the year of the monkey. tons of stuff going on across the borough. some of the highlights. there's a firecracker festival in the park. a parade. a lantern festival in sunset park brooklyn. a lot of ways to celebrate. >> february 8th, 14th and 28th. throughout the month. throughout the mornts month. >> popular favorite. the doggies. >> from the monkeys to the dogs. the westminster dog show. there's stuff going on during the day at piers 94 and 95. at night in madison square garden. it's 30 bucks and up depending what kind of ticket you want. obedience and agility are two new categories. how could you not be happy in a room full of dogs? >> that dog looks happy there. >> this one too. getting a nice -- >> they're so patient with all that. >> very professional dogs. >> wonderful.
>> exactly. then you've got new york city beer week. >> beer week, yes. this is close to my heart. starts on the 19th. this is also more than a week. it runs for ten days. if you're into beer and want to do something beyond going to your local bar, lots of new york breweries participate. there are podcasts, trivia nights. you can learn to home brew and go to panels. there are beer and cheese pairings. more than 200 events at locations across the city. beer is your thing, not to be missed. >> february 19th through the 20th. the bottom line is february is tough. you have the winter doldrums. >> we've been lucky so far. it's kind of like the holidays are over, but there's a long stretch of winter and so much fun to be had. >> of course, all of this is featured in time-out. >> in our magazine and at time-out.com/new york. >> great tips for february. can't get bored in february. plenty of to do. >> absolutely. >> check it out online. right now, back to gus. >> lynda and carla, thank you.
lease a 2016 lincoln mkx for $399 a month only at your lincoln dealer. four people killed in a pileup in slovenia. >> dozens of cars and trucks collided. it took place on a key highway connecting the coast with the adriatic coast. dozens of cars littered the highway, some lodged underneath trucks. police say as many as 70 vehicles were involved.
don't go in. >> oh, in iowa a good samaritan came to the rescue of a dog in distress. the dog was struggling in the river. his owner couldn't swim. the man, however, managed to reach the dog and bring it to safety. >> there you go. >> fantastic. >> pilgrims taking the plunge in siberia. more than 200 buddhist pilgrims took their annual dip in the lake. it is the 25th year of the event for buddhist travelers to the region. those that took part say the annual swim helps strengthen their mind and will. we'll take their word for it. >> that will wake you up. venice is celebrating carnivale. it kicked off in st. mark's square with lots of people wearing traditional masks and elaborate costumes. it was first held in venice in the 11th century. each year the costumes get a
not unlike carnivale in brazil and new orleans. this year it runs until fat tuesday, which is february 9th. a little dog is wearing something too. up next at 7:30. the latest on our top stories. including this. >> plus, the details on a deadline today that could cost you. what's at stake if you don't sign up for health insurance? and we're off to a mild start on this sunday. near 40 already. heading into the 50s later this week. we'll tell you when coming up in
back with you on a sunday morning. clear sailing on the belt parkway. just a week ago we were coming off a travel ban. out there. >> love it. >> conditions have changed. today. something we don't normally talk about this time of year. precipitation, liquid >> different form of precipitation. last week, as you said, different kind of precipitation. then you would barely know. listen, i don't mind. i'm a big skier. i love my snow. but i don't mind this year. >> that's right, guys. we're talking about two storms the next few days and not talking about any snow with
that is quite a thing as we head into february. you can see on storm tracker 4 live radar, not much going on. a quiet sunday morning. chilly spots but nothing we can't handle. 36 valley stream. 35 degrees as you start your sunday in north merrick. we have that chilly start but milder than yesterday. not nearly as cold. back to the 40s by the afternoon. lunch, brunch outside. why not? bring a jacket with you. the high temperature of 47 degrees. it means we can lose the winter jackets for today. mostly cloudy at 6:00. look at that temperature. 46 degrees each as we head into the evening. gets warmer the next few days. we'll look at that in the storm team 4 seven-day forecast. gus, over to you. >> thank you. we have breaking news right now. another person slashed on the subway. this time it happened just a couple of hours ago on the 110th street subway station in harlem.
a man at 5:17 this morning. it's at lenox avenue and west 110th street. police don't know how serious the injuries are. the suspect got away. we're continuing to track this story and we'll bring you more information just as it comes into our newsroom. meantime, another story we're keeping an eye on, two people dead and a suspect in the hospital after a violent night in essex county. >> "today in new york's" lori bordonaro joins us from newark with the latest. good morning, lori. >> reporter: good morning lynda and gus. we know that a man and woman were shot and killed inside their home on clinton place. investigators do not believe it's a robbery. but they released very little information about the shooting. we know it happened at about 9:30 last night. investigators were out here for most of the night gathering evidence. initial reports were that there may have been children in the house at the time. but authorities have not confirmed that. it's also not clear if more than one person is responsible. last night, newark's public safety director released this statement saying we're investigating two senseless
result of the availability of too many guns. this i is not the only shooting in essex county last night. at about the same time, a man shot at police officers who pulled him over in his car in east orange. the officers fired back injuring that gunman. he's now recovering at the hospital. the officers were not injured. gus and lynda, back here in newark, police along with the essex county major crime task force is investigatesing this double shooting trying to figure out who is responsible. back to you. >> thank you, lori for that update. police this morning have not filed charges against the new york giants player being investigated on attempted rape allegations. a woman says she met up with defensive tackle jay brumley in a harold square hotel room after they connected on instagram. she claims he took things too far and tried to rape her. there are questions about the woman's account. at this hour, the investigation is still ongoing. three sunni albany students are recovering from a possible hate crime on a bus.
were on a bus yesterday morning where a dozen white men and women attacked them. they say the group was using racial slurs and police are trying to determine whether the attack was racially motivated. >> there have been allegations that some racial slurs were mentioned during this altercation. it cannot be tolerated. the albany police department is now conducting an investigation as we speak. >> albany police also say the three women were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. so far, no arrests have been made. suffolk county police say they've broken up a father and son drug operation. police arrested 40-year-old joseph fear 'em and his 23-year-old son in their home on friday. investigators seized nearly $60,000 worth of heroin, cocaine and oxycodone and 200 grand in cash. police say they're stepping up a campaign to shut down drug houses in residential neighborhoods. the police commissioner said that special operations teams
e issuing warrants at homes flagged by neighbors. >> tips come from the community. they're the people seeing every day. they see the activity, they see cars coming to houses late at night. they see people who look strung out in front much their house. >> so far police executed nine search warrants and seized more than 2,000 grams of drugs. security is being beefed up at homeless shelters after the murder of a residents in east harlem. moyer de blasio will secure -- funding will be added to improve mental health services and peace officers will work security at the facilities, police are still looking for the suspect anthony white who fled the scene. loved ones said final goodbyes to siblings who died in last week's blizzard. services were held for the 4-year-old and the 1-year-old in passaic yesterday. the children and their mother died after carbon monoxide poisoning last weekend. the father was digging the car out of the snow while his wife and children sat is in the car
but the exhaust pipe was blocked with snow. >> having heard the tragedy as a father and parent, it breaks your heart entirely and you realize you're not so far removed from the circumstances of life that it's just one extension away and it's a close friend. >> such a tragedy. the children's mother was laid to rest on thursday. crews are thoroughly cleaning a staten island elementary school where a dozen students got sick with the norovirus. some parents wonder if the response came soon enough. they sent notes home about the flu on friday. by that time, other parents heard about it unofficially on facebook. >> it would have been nice to know something was going around to warn us. a lot of people who aren't on the facebook group would have no idea. i wouldn't have known anything. >> the department of education says it will continue to work closely with health officials to ensure all students are safe.
borough rs getting a break with parking. but tomorrow, alternate side street parking goes back into effect. it was suspended, you may remember, a week ago of the blizzard which buried the city under a blanket of snow and that snow came within a tenth of an inch of tying the all-time record. again, alternate side street parking resumes tomorrow. now decision 2016. just one day to the iowa caucuses, presidential candidates out in full force this weekend. >> they're hoping that one last push gets people out to vote on monday night. donald trump returned to iowa yesterday telling people that they have to get out and vote even if the expected snowstorm hits. ted cruz also urged his supporters to vote and insisted that he's winning over trump supporters. marco rubio told the supporters that he'll be bombarding them with e-mails reminding them to vote. on the democratic side, hillary clinton's e-mail issues are flaring up again. that doesn't appear to be changing the minds of her long time supporters.
young vote toers head to the polls. >> we will win the caucus on monday night if there is a large voter turnout. >> for those of you who have already decided to support me on monday night, thank you so much. >> experts say a large voter turnout helps trump and sanders. a small voter turnout helps cruz and clinton. we'll have much more on the countdown on "meet the press." his guests include ted cruz, marco rubio and bernie sanders. meet the press airs at 10:30 a.m. later today, our own melissa russo reports from iowa. you can catch her live reports starting at 6:00 p.m. sign up or face fines. a deadline looming today could cost you big. midnight is the deadline for anyone who doesn't have health coverage with their employer to choose a plan under the affordable care act. the penalty for being uninsured after today is nearly $700 per adult. you can log on to nbcnewyork.com for links with information on
see what's coming up on weekend today. >> good morning. just ahead here on "today," it is officially iowa caucus eve. the candidates are out in full force, excuse me, making me -- as they make their final pitch. hillary clinton and bernie sanders, basically neck and neck. donald trump surging ahead of ted cruz. can today's campaigning affect tomorrow's vote? we have full coverage from iowa. also ahead this morning, bill cosby due back in court this week. why his lawyers say the sex assault case against him should be thrown out. >> plus, the story of a retiring police officer now going to great lengths to keep his canine partner despite an attempt by the state to auction off the dog to the highest bidder. harry smith bringing us a terrific story about some very talented and unlikely artists. how the artists are being discovered. >> i love that story. >> yeah. >> we'll have that guys and a lot more when we see you in a bit here on a sunday morning.
good stories there. we're actually now have a look at the weather. >> great story there too. >> no snow in central park. >> we need to address that. that was a misstatement yesterday. now they're reporting 6 inches again. we didn't have 6 inches overnight. >> it disappeared? >> that was a mistake. let's just say we're back to 6 inches in central park. >> that makes sense. hopefully it might be gone. >> we'll be able to say it's gone gone by next wednesday for sure. you can see still snow on the ground by newark airport. probably 7 or 8 inches there in newark. it is melting all around the tri-state today. 39 degrees and partly cloudy skies. lots of sunshine in essex county. let's look at the weather headlines. we're warming up today. very nice in the afternoon. a few showers are possible tomorrow. but then the main rain event, that happens on wednesday. tuesday night into wednesday morning, in fact, and that could be a soaker for many of us.
the 30s from central to southern new jersey. 33 in woodbridge. it's 32 in howell and 32 degrees in sayreville and point pleasant in the jersey shore. 20s deep into the hudson valley like morristown, new jersey. 24 in bridgewater. it's 28 in northern fairfield county in danbury. storm tracker, quiet morning. sunshine from nassau to suffolk counties. more cloudiness to the west of new york city. nothing major in the great lakes. this area of low pressure will be tracking across the country later on today into ton. that moves into our region with a cold front and brings us a few showers for your monday afternoon. looking ahead now, today through tuesday, besides the showers tomorrow, otherwise mild and delightful outside. 40s and 50s. look what happens on tuesday night to wednesday. this is our heavy rainmaker. a cold front moving through the region. breezy, not a great day. especially wednesday morning into the early afternoon.
it will be windy but it will be very mild. look at that high temperature for wednesday. 57 degrees. almost 20 degrees above average. yeah, that's for early february. you can see on future tracker. 12:00 today, looking good if you have lunch plans. no umbrellas needed there. later on tonight, 7:00 for dinner, nice and quiet. this is your commute at 7:00 a.m. a dry start to the day. tracking that shower chance after 1:00, 2:00 p.m. showers move quickly through the city. by 5:00, if you're headed back home, most of the rain is already done. except for eastern sections. suffolk county, the showers linger longer there. same story down the jersey shore. seven-day forecast shows 47 for a high for today. milder than yesterday. gets even milder tomorrow. 52 with the showers in the afternoon. 47 and dry on tuesday. again, tuesday night into wednesday. that's our messy, windy and stormy day with a high temperature of 57 degrees. cooling down on thursday, but still above average. thursday's high in the mid-40s.
the rain coming our way. several doses with the news 4 app. tap the logo in the corner and scroll down. you can see the latest forecasts. use the interactive radar and learn how to submit your own video. it's available in the app store right now. lynda and gus, over to you. >> if you were stuck without a good book after last week's snow-in. never fear that won't happen again. >> we're joined with bill for bill's books. >> if you're snowed in, you can stay inside and read. >> or go inside a -- >> thinking like a reader, gus. >> you're teaching me, bill. what do you got? portable -- interesting title for a book. >> this is a novel. it sounds like a nonfiction book but it's a novel by elizabeth mckenzie. it's quirky and wonderful. some of the things that are in it are things that i'm often allergic to in books. there are photographs. which in this book they work
there are other things in -- it is so charming and so probing. it's a political novel dressed up or aligned with, rather than dressed up, in a really wonderful story about veb lynn, this woman and her fiance paul and what happens after they get engaged. he is involved in the defense industry with this discover that i he makes. it touches on all sorts of hot button issues, including the dysfunctional families that the people come from. her mother is just a real character in the best sense of the word. i just loved this book. >> the title refers to? >> veblin's life. the portable -- it was an early 20th century sociologist who invented a term, conspicuous consumption. it's touching on political
novel and so lovely to read. >> you can see on the cover, there's intriguing -- >> squirrel. >> i forget to tell you about the squirrel. we'll leave it there. >> you've got to read it. all right. >> lot of squirrel stuff. >> what about american housewife. that sounds interesting. >> it sounds like a nonfiction book but it's a wonderful book of stories. it's about 12 stories. some of them as short as a page. a little more than a page. some of them are a little longer. there's a great story called dumpster diving with the start. it's about this writer goes on a reality show called dumpster diving with the tars. john lithgow is one of the contestants. diane keaton was last year's previous winner. i love that it turns on the value of a first edition. because one of the things in the show is that you have to -- this challenge is, what's the greatest difference between what you paid for the item and what
we have this writer telling the ory. her roommate on the reality show is a former playboy playmate. helen ellis -- >> all the elements. >> has a wacky, wonderful imagination. i was thinking last week, you could have read it one day during the snowstorm and from cover to cover. it is just hilarious. also, you should look up helen ellis' biography on the web. she has a very interesting back story herself as a poker player. >> a little mortem pert is the book about prohibition. >> what a wonderful segue. >> that's really good. i'm impressed. >> the war on alcohol by lisa mcgirr. i heard raphi say we're going to have a dry start to monday. this is about the dry start to the early 20th century. the institution of prohibition. and then the rise of the penal state, which led to the institution of prohibition led to much more incarceration, particularly among african-americans. so a lot of the inequality that
in prison, the overpenalization of american life for drugs, et cetera, comes from prohibition. so she wants to change our ideas of how prohibition works. not that it was a noble experiment but it led to, excuse me, i'm getting choked up. i'm dry. i'm so dry. but the american police state. it's a fascinating history of the '20s and 30s and institutions like the ku klux klan and what they were doing and how they were advocating for prohibition and really in kind of a vigilante way enforcing it. >> the present day effects on the 21st century and even looking for presidential election now. >> interesting. you remember, if you've got a question for bill, i know you get tons of questions. you can e-mail him at -- >> one more book, though. >> i'm sorry.
>> no. >> tomorrow is black history month. this book is called the fire brand and the first lady. it's by patricia bell scott. it's a magnificent history of the friendship between eleanor roosevelt and a woman i never heard of, paula murray who went to hunter college. she was a hunter alumna. their friendship begins in the '30s through correspondence and the way in which they corresponded until eleanor roosevelt's death in 1962. she was a major civil rights activist, a co-founder of n.o.w. later, the first african-american faculty member at grand eyes university. she was an episcopal priest. resurrecting her through her letters with eleanor roosevelt and you realize the importance, not only of franklin roosevelt to civil rights and to the new deal and to a different kind of
i was so touched by when frarng lynn roosevelt dies in 1945, african-american newspapers also mourned the loss of eleanor roosevelt as first lady. because the way in which she used her public position to push for civil rights and was such a champion of the black, african-american cause. that is just so beautiful. the letters back and forth pushing them to think differently about american life. i mean, it really is a great, great book. beautifully written. as i say, resurrecting this person that we really should know more about. >> good deal, bill. thank you very much. if you have a question for bill, e-mail us at bill's books at nbc uni.com and find a list of the recommendations on nbcnewyork.com/books. thanks, bill. >> thanks. coming up here on "today in new york," another weekend, another hollywood awards ceremony. the big winners we'll tell you about as actors honored each other at the screen actors guild
of pedophile priests in the catholic church. larson got top leading actor for, the room. leonardo dicaprio won for his portrayal in revenant. >> we all stand on the shoulders of giants. i want to thank all the actors from the past that have inspired me and all the actors in this roonl. >> idris elba made history becoming the second to take home two s.a.g. trophies in one night. he won for beasts of no nation and won a trophy for best male actor for the tv series luther. coming up on "today in new york," wild ride or wipe out in the fate of this surfer after
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get out the vote. candidates make a big push in the final hours for the iowa caucus. where they stand as we count down. good morning everyone. welcome to "today in new york" on this sunday morning. january 31st. end of the month. we're getting through the winter little by little. february coming up. good morning, i'm lynda baquero in for pat battle. i'm gus rosendale. does not feel like the end of january. won't feel like that for a couple of days. >> guys, you can see on storm tracker 4, a quiet picture on this sunday morning. no rain and no snow out there. we're keeping it dry today. temperatures are already well into the 30s. look at that. 38 already in central park. 38 degrees city island. looking at 37 valley stream. jfk, you're at 38 doings as well. so we're melting more of that snow today. especially as we head bo the afternoon. it's 38. not as cold as yesterday. back to the 40s by afternoon. brunch time looks great. sunshine and clouds. you can see today's high temperature 47 degrees. about 10 to 15 degrees above
it gets even warmer the next few days along with heavy rain. we'll talk about the warmth and the rain coming up in your full storm team 4 seven-day forecast in a few. lynda and gus, over to you. >> thank you, raphi. there's been another slashing at a subway station. we just received this new video of the scene near 110th street at the station in harlem. the nypd says someone slashed a man just after 5:00 this morning. >> that station is on lenox avenue and west 110th street. police still on the scene there investigating at this hour. right now, poline don't know how serious the victim's injuries are. we know that the suspect got away. we'll continue to follow this and bring you more information as it comes into the newsroom. a police shootout and a double murder made for a violent night in essex county. >> "today in new york's" lori bordonaro joins us from newark with details. good morning, lori. >> reporter: lynda and gus, what we know right now is that a man and woman were shot and killed inside this apartment building here on clinton place. investigators tell me it was not
still unclear. we know that this shooting happened, this double shooting happened at about 9:30 last night. police are were out here for hours gathering evidence. initial reports were that there were children in the house at the time. this is not confirmed. late last night newark's public safety director released this statement saying we are investigating two senseless, tragic shootings that are the availability of too many guns. this is not the only shooting in essex county last night. a man fired at police officers who had pulled him over in his car in east orange. the officers shot back injuring that gunman who is now recovering at the hospital. one officer was also taken to the hospital for evaluation. gus, and lynda, back here in newark, a lot of unanswered questions as investigators continue to look into what happened during this double shooting. that's the latest from here. >> lori, thank you. very sad story with this. a little boy fell to his death. >> prosecutors are investigating but it appears to be a tragic
the 4-year-old boy tumbled from an open window in an apartment building on newark avenue. he was found in the parking lot five stories below. first responders rushed him to the hospital but it was too late. his name hasn't been released. >> very difficult to me see. >> i'm very sorry for that child and that family too. >> they need to do something about it. it's only going to happen again. >> she brings up a good question. they looked into new jersey law. apartments are not required to have window guards like in other places like new york city. tenants do have a right to demand window guards if they have a child younger than 10 and make the request in write to go the land lore. an update on a hit and run we told you about yesterday. take a good look at this gray bmw. the driver behind the wheel is responsible for a hit and run in brooklyn that's left a 27-year-old woman fighting for her life. it happened early yesterday morning on metropolitan avenue and rodney street in williamsburg. police say the victim was trying
by the car. it has license plate gzy 2240. if you have any information on the driver, police want to hear from you. police have not filed charges against a new york giants player being investigated on attempted rape allegations. a woman says she met up with defensive tackle haired brumley friday night after connecting on instagram. she claims he tried to rape her. the woman said she suffered minor injuries when soo she fell off the hood of his car as he drove away. there are questions about the woman's account. the investigation is classified as ongoing. police are warning residents in one bronx neighborhood about two gunman claiming to be exterminators. police say they've knocked on the door of an apartment in hunts point yesterday. when a woman opened the door, the gunmen pushed their way in, they tied her up along with search others and demanded money. but there wasn't any money in
they took off with an iphone. no arrests have been made. police want you to take a good look at this man in the surveillance video. they say he attacked and robbed a 70-year-old man at the bowery subway station on friday. he pushed the man to the ground, grabbed his cash and metro card and then ran off. the victim was left with a bump on his forehead. if you recognize this man, call police. a new jersey corrections officer is on the other side of the law this morning. he faces charges of sexually assaulting a minor. cole boykin, jr., is a guard at the new jersey state prison. detectives say he a arranged online to meet the 15-year-old girl at a hotel in edison. according to court documents, boykin and the minor got into a fight and she report fd it to police. he's accused of contacting the girl via website. also in new jersey, police arrested a woman who killed her own mother-in-law. they found the woman friday night at a kpa sin owe in atlantic city. she's accused of beating the
inside their east windsor home on tuesday. she was missing ever since. it's not clear what prompted that attack. in oregon, new this morning, video now being released of ammon bundy's voice telling protesters while holed up at a wildlife refuge to go home. >> please stand down. this was never meant to be an armed standoff. >> bundy's attorney released the video of him speaking to his wife. he and several others were arrested earlier this week while four others remine at the refuge. they're holding their position and posting live videos. two inmates who escaped from a california jail are back in custody this morning. after a week on the run, jonathan tieu and hoss seen nayieri were caught. they were spotted near a whole foods supermarket.
a sigh of relief because we have the the other two dangerous individuals back in custody. >> the third turned himself in on friday. they cut a hole in a grate and rappelled using bed linens. jail officials are working on fixing security lapses. a fight at a denver motorcycle expo left one person dead, seven others injured. police are now questioning several persons ever interest. police say two rival motorcycle clubs were possibly involved in a showdown at the bike show near denver stadium. shots were fired. one person was killed. three others critically wounded and at least one person was stabbed. >> with one day to the iowa caucuses, presidential candidates are out in full force this weekend. >> oh, yes. they're hoping that one last push gets caucusers out to vote on monday night. steve handelsman is there with the latest.
trump came back. >> he means win every republican contest and it's possible. trump's weakest polls are a five-point iowa lead. >> on february 1st, you got to get out and caulks. you got to do it. >> even in a blizzard he said or a marital storm. >> if your wife leaves you for another man, if you leave your wife because you don't like her, i don't care what it is, if you're sick, you got to get out. >> ted cruz gently urged his backers to show up and caucus and insisted to me, he's winning back the iowa front-runner spot that he once held. >> what do you say to the trump-backers who used to back you but now back him? >> they're backing me once again. >> marco rubio's push will be partly digital. >> we're going to bombard you with e-mails. we are going to do for like two days. >> hillary clinton's large iowa lead slipped to three points. her e-mail problem flared again. her long time supporters look
>> for those who already decided to support me, thank you so much. more than clinton, bernie sanders is relying on first-time caucusers. young people. >> we will win the caucus on monday night if there is a large voter turnout. >> and predicting the turnout in iowa monday, say experts, is impossible. >> they say a big turnout helps trump and sanders. a small turnout helps cruz and clinton. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news at iowa caucus headquarters, des moines. chuck todd will have much more on the countdown later this morning on "meet the press." his guests include ted cruz, marco rubio and bernie sanders. meet the press airs at 10:30 a.m. tonight, our own melissa russo will be reporting from iowa. you can catch her live reports starting at 6:p.m. you have until the end of today to sign up for health insurance or face a hefty fine. midnight is the deadline to choose a plan under the
the pena for being uninsured after today is nearly $700. log on to nbcnewyork.com for links to information on enrollment. after the break here on "today in new york," diversity, the big winner at this year's screen actors guild awards. we'll have the highlights from the hollywood extravaganza. we've got a dry and now turning mild weekend. but several chances of rain are on the way over the next few days. we'll tell you when it will be
you have to pick a day. you look at this 59th street bridge, ed koch memorial. >> got plenty of names. >> we've got nice temperatures headed our way if you like the mild winter so far. >> if you're a cold and snow lover, this isn't the week for you. >> who is that? >> they're out there. i hear them loudly. we know our friends out there. temperatures in the 40s and 50s the next few days. the melting continues. 6 inches left in central park as of the last time i checked. we'll see if that lasts over the next few. already 38 degrees. the melting continues even early on this sunday morning. we have mostly sunny skies around the region. let's look at the weather headlines today. we're warming up nicely back into the 40s by the afternoon. we're tracking a few showers tomorrow for your monday. that's your first umbrella day. then a soaking rain tuesday night into wednesday.
umbrellas there. you see temperatures in westchester county in the 30s this morning. it's 31 in armonk. 38 in vista. low to mid-30s in mill wood and sleepy hollow. 38 in central park. 28 degrees in monticello. we have some colder spots north and west of town. but overall, temperatures are about 10 degrees warmer than they were yesterday at this time. big difference and you'll feel it as soon as you step outside. here's a live look at storm tracker. the northeast, our region is quiet. as you head into the midwest, this is low pressure tracking across the country. it arrives here tomorrow afternoon. now not this evening, it's nice and quiet. no umbrellas needed today. 7:00, 45 degrees. if you have dinner plans, you don't need to worry about any real weather problems. temperatures stay relatively mild. in the mid-40s throughout 9:00 p.m. and even at 11:00, mostly cloudy, temperatures barely sliding back at all. 44 degrees. well above average. you can see on future tracker, 12:00 today, sunshine and clouds. mixing and mingling throughout the day. this is 7:00 now tonight.
no rain or snow. that's the same story as you head into monday morning. 7:00 a.m., headed out the door, lots of clouds. but it is dry. that changes by 12:00, 1:00 p.m. as our cold front approaches, tracking a couple of showers off to the west of new york city. in and around the city, by 2:00, 3:00 p.m. this is when it's umbrella time in places like fairfield county, westchester county. down the jersey shore. going to stop it again for the evening commute. 5:00 p.m., most of the rain is already done in the city. it's shifting south and east. some showers linger in nassau. especially suffolk county. that's where it will rain the longest tomorrow. probably, 5:00, 6:00 p.m. and down the jersey shore. by overnight into tuesday, drying out once again. 47 is your high. it's a milder feel than yesterday. lots of sunshine. especially through the morning. mostly cloudy and relatively mild again tonight. 40 degrees. that's your low temperature. that's higher than the average high temperature this time of year. we do it again tomorrow. 52 for your monday. tracking the showers.
the heavy stuff tuesday night into wednesday. look at wednesday's high. between 55 and 60 degrees. you want to stay up to date with the "news 4 new york" app. tap the news 4 logo if the corner and scroll down and select the weather tab. use our interactive radar and learn how to submit a video. the app is available in the app store right now. lynda and gus, over to you. >> thank you, raphi. the men's australian open final just wrapped up. novak djokovic made history. he successfully defended his title. defeating andy murray. 6-1, 7-5, 7-6. it was his sixth australian open win. he's now tied with roy emerson for the most in men's single. he's also tied with rod laver and bjorn borg with 11 grand slam sling ls titles. there were a lot of star sightings at the screen actors guild awards. sniemts the big winners could be a good indicator of what happens at the oscars.
>> he took ohm the best actor award for his lead role in the revenant. >> bree larson won for room. great movie. after the uproar over idris elba's oscar snub, he took home two s.a.g. awards. one thing that took center stage was diversity. >> ladies and gentlemen, welcome to diverse tv. >> look at this stage. this is what we talk about when we talk about diversity. there's no race, color, creed -- >> netflix's orange is the new black won for comedy ensemble and spotlight won for outstanding cast. you can get the full list of winners on the nbc new york app. this pablo picasso painting stolen from a woman in new york resurfaced thousands of miles away in istanbul. turkish media says the painting has not been authenticated. but authorities believe the work is his.
her hair. police recovered the painting by po tsing as potential buyers. two suspects are now in custody. they're accused of trying to sell the piece for $7 million. coming up after the break, the secrets of grand central. inside a video series highlighting historical gems ahead of the terminal's 103rd birthday.
will celebrate another b birthday. a new video series is taking visitors on a tour of the history behind the landmark. joining us now to talk about the series is the grand central terminal historian. welcome, dan. >> thank you. >> one of my favorite places in new york city. >> mine too. >> tell us about this series. what will people see? >> this series is a great introduction to people who have never seen grand central terminal. they can visit it as well. they can see the palatial building as a whole. see the magnificent star studded ceiling in there. the oyster bar, the premiere seafood restaurant that's incorporated into the terminal. and many other secrets and oddities all throughout. >> it's interesting. so many place that is are a means of public conveyance, a spot where people want to rush through. grand central is an exception. >> it is. this is a palatial building. it is like a temple to the ordinary commuter. it belongs to everybody.
they are aghast to see something that doesn't look like an airport or a bus station. it looks like a palace. >> we see you walking around here. when you're saying hello to everybody. what are your favorite spots to go to? >> so many areas. it's hard to explain. even on the main concourse, to see 750,000 people coursing through there. but the best part of the terminal for me is not any part of the building, but it's seeing the faces of ordinary people coming through there visiting and they're just aghast to see this one only palace to transportation. and to business too. i mean, we have nearly 100 shops and restaurants every day 10,000 people stop in just to have lunch. not even to catch a train. in fact, per square footage of retail space, it's one of the most successful shopping centers in the u.s. >> i remember growing up in new york in the '80s. if you looked up at the ceiling
what you see today. itpe was essentially hidden by pollution. >> it was tar and nicotine from cigarette smoke. it was pitch black. they spent one year and $1 million. completely cleaned that ceiling. now it has the original october zodiac with hundreds of twinkling stars which are light emitting diodes. >> where is the best place to stand under that when looking up? >> right by the clock is good. usually from one end or the other, where you get the entire scope of that ceiling, all 36,000 square-foot ceiling above you with twinkling stars. >> that clock, along with being beautiful, it's pretty darn precise. >> that 1913 clock. >> the one in the middle there. >> the one inside or outside? >> both of them actually. clocks, each one of them are accurate to within one second every one million 400,000 years. all of our timepieces are set every second. that's the world's largest
looking at. 13 feet in diameter. >> that's on the front of the building. that's accurate to within one second every 1 million 400,000 years. it's set every year by the atomic clock in bethesda, maryland. >> they don't build them like that anymore. >> 103 years. >> also worth noting that, unfortunately, as a long island guy, penn station, the original one was torn down. the grand central played a big part in sort of historic preservation. >> it is said that the destruction of pennsylvania's station saved grand central. because that was going to be torn down. people were so aghast what happened to pen pen, that fight to grand central went to the united states supreme court and helped to make the conservancy act. grand central is the first building saved under that act. even though it was saved, it looked horrible, thick with dirt. between then and now, it was
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for buddhist travelers to the region. those that took part say the annual swim helps strengthen their minds and will. >> that woman was casually putting on a hat and just -- i'd run to the nearest towel. once you're that cold, it's all over. >> cold in siberia. >> the way they were dressed, it's much colder than it is outside here for example. you don't need the hats, gloves and scarves in the video. >> not too bad. >> not too bad at all. well into the 40s later on today. there's a look at the forecast. sunshine and clouds on this sunday. a comfortable day to be outside. you can lose the layers as the day goes on. lose another layer tomorrow, monday. a high of 52 degrees. the only problem, we'll see rain tomorrow, especially in mid to late afternoon. just around lunchtime. showers moving through. not a heavy rain event. that's on wednesday. that is a soaker of a day. tuesday, late night into wednesday morning and even into wednesday afternoon, it's windy and stormy.