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eastern long island, low 20s. a few teens showing up. when the wind kicks in, feels colder. 16 in the park. 11 in newark 12 in oakland, new jersey. down to 7 the windchill in newburgh. 2 above in monticello. it's going to get working before it gets better. by the weekend, negative signs in a lot of the numbers. we have snow showers and a squall that moved through parts of the area and dusted the ground. it's moved east of us. things continue to improve other than a stray flurry. plan to bundle up. you need to do that. dress in layers. try to wear the hat and gloves as well. mid-20s. 29 degrees. nothing more than just a brief passing flurry. let's see if there are problems on the roads. >> a lot of green. the problems are outside of the green right now. heading over to this side.
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tractor-trailer on 80 e oregon. >> kerry barrett is in the newsroom with what's happening now. >> never ending. fbi agents surrounding the last four occupiers in the standoff at this oregon wildlife refuge last night. word is they will surrender later this morning. they agreed to do so as they were escorted by nevada politician michelle fi or and franklin graham, part of the billy graham evangelistic association. the fbi agreed to their terms although the fbi isn't speaking about the negotiation other than to say it's been peaceful and no
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a little bit of background. this standoff has been going on, michael, as you mentioned for 40 days. it started when these armed protesters demanded that two jailed ranchers be freed and that the federal government relinquish several hundred square miles of public land to local control to use it for ranching, mining, logging. the four occupiers that are still left, they were among 16 that were charged last week with conspiracy to impede federal officers in a grand jury indictment. those 16 include the bundy brothers, 'em monday and ryan. you may remember hearing about their dad who had a standoff with nevada authorities in 2014. a little bit of news about him this morning. he was arrested at the portland oregon. this latest arrest stemming from 2014. the u.s. attorney's office say nevada not commenting on what arrested on.
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digging on that. this surrender supposed to happen at 11:00 eastern time this morning. we'll keep you posted. michael? >> kerry, thank you very much. the second major train crash this week. this time it's south of cairo in egypt. the train ran into a concrete block hurling cars into the air. more than 100 people were hurt. it follows deadly crash on tuesday in germany. a cruise ship that was tossed around at sea, the pas jers are happy to be home. tracie strahan is in bayonne where some passengers are just waking up. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: darlene, good morning to you. when you see how massive this ship is, it's terrifying to think it was nearly on its side with all of those people on board. now that it isve the anthem of the seas came under the verrazano bridge last night.
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after rel, florida, when it ran into a storm producing 30-foot waves and 75 mile per hour winds. several passengers suffered minor injuries and there was interior damage. now, passengers and investigators want to determine if the voyage should have continued. >> everything was flying open. glasses were breaking. it was unbelievable. basically, i could bend town and kiss the ground. >> i can't wait to go to work. >> if they knew like they said they did, they should not have sailed. because it was the second day. >> reporter: some people took it in stride wearing i survived hurricane t-shirts. royal caribbean is allowing passengers to stay on board through the morning and in a statement, they said the anthem of the seas had much of the damage repaired. they're set to set sail once again on saturday, darlene. some people, they're starting to
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they're trying to disembark again. we should point out that our photographer is scheduled to be on the boat on saturday. happen. back to you. >> we're going to need live reports from richie throughout the vacation for sure, tracie. >> he's ready to do it. >> yes. richie get calmer seas and not they're selling. >> exactly. let's check in with chris cimino. on a serious note, they were really in some rough seas. >> when you look at tracie standing in front of the boat, you see how massive that is. it's like a small city. yet it was tossed about by the power of the seas. that's the same storm that led to coastal flooding problems. look at the size of that. can you imagine that being tossed side to side. i. it's hard to imagine. things calmer now. there will be an ocean storm -- meantime, all about the cold heading our way. this is the first push today. a colder start than the last few
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couple of brief flurries around. we've had a snow shower or squall come through the area. you might see fresh white ening out there when you wake up. windchills in the single digits and teens as well. there's that line of snow showers exiting eastern long island. a couple of flurries to the west. nothing terribly impressive here. it's about a mix of clouds and sun all day. strong breeze out of the northwest keeping the temperatures that are in the 20s feel colder than that. most of the day, the windchills are down in the teens. i want you to know how low it's going to go this weekend, that will be in a little bit. an accident cleared and so did the nj transit bus detours. mta bus route q 56 on detour. on the ferries, seastreak has service changes in place today. staten island ferries on the regular route and schedules. major commuter lines look good
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alternate side of the street parking rules back in effect. the nypd searching for a man who killed a mother and two of her young daughters. katherine creag is in willowbrook willowbrook, staten island, where this terrible crime happened. kat? >> reporter: heartbreaking crime, indeed, michael. a couple of officers just walked in here to this ramada inn. you might be able to see them in the win dope in the lobby walking around. this is where the victim and her children lived. >> all right. we're going to try to reconnect with katherine creag as soon as she talks about the search for the suspect in that murder in staten island. today, there is a rally planned in support of the victims attacked in random stabbings in brooklyn. here's the suspect seen on surveillance video running from the scene on tuesday. the victim was walking down
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the victim is recovering in the hospital. >> i came into the shop where he was. i spoke to him. asked him what happened. he showed me his back where i saw the cut in his shirt. blood coming out. >> police believe this is a hate crime because the victim was wearing hasidic clothing. the rally begins at 10:00 a.m. at dean street and rockaway avenue. another possible hate crime. this one on the subway in flatbush. police say the suspect in this video punched a man in the face and then started yell anti-white statements. this happened at church avenue. the church avenue station last friday. the attacker still on the run. 5:08 now. mayor bill de blasio will discuss the spread of the zika virus with a panel of health experts. the head of centers for disease control will testify before congress about the threat that zika poses. also expected to come up in the meeting, president obama's billion dollar request for emergency funding to combat zika
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a lehigh university student just tested positive for zika after travel abroad. we're told that student is recovering. pennsylvania health officials say two residents there in their state tested positive for zika. burger king is adding grilled hot dogs to the menu. who better than to promote them than snoop dogg. customers will have two options. there he is. classic or chili cheese. you can still have it your way by adding or cutting toppings. the hot dogs are 100% beef and will be available february 23rd. >> head over to burger -- >> maybe you'll meet him. the new hampshire primary, which candidates could be the next to go? plus, eli manning heads to "the tonight show," sort of. peyton has fun with his brother's now famous expression. >> oh, man. plus, chris is tell us it's going to happen. some possibly record cold
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assengers coming up. representatives from the centers for disease control are going to head to congress to answer lawmakers' questions about the zika virus. volkswagen will recall 680,000 cars with potentially dangerous takata airbags. the automaker says it's in the process of notifying owners of various vehicles manufactured in 2006 and 2014. nassau county leaders say they have come up with $3 million in additional funding for the nice bus system.
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the service cuts made earlier this year. it's 5:14 on this thursday morning. so far the winter until the last few weeks has been an easy ride. november was the warmest november on record. december was the warmest on record also. and even january, above normal temperatures. not quite as but 2 degrees above normal. and so far february 8 degrees above normal. that will change with the weather coming up for the next several days. that will be the trend going into the weekend. prepare for the cold. this s some of the coldest weather in quite some time. the key is several layers. want to trap that body heat as close to you as you can. mittens are better than gloves. wearing gloves when it's down to 0 and below with the windchills, your fingers get cold. hydrate. especially if you have pipes that are closer to the outside wall of the home, let the faucets slowly drip so the pipes don't freeze.
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they're comfortable and pets as well. 25 in the park and city island. not bad. just seasonable cold. throw 20s and upper teens also. 16 in the park. feels like 11 at jfk. up towards the north, windchills in the single numbers. 9 in white plains. a dozen in long branch when the wind kicks in. i've been hinting at negative windchill factors by the time we get to later saturday and saturday night. storm tracker, isnow showers and squalls moved east of the area. dusted the ground in a few spots overnight. flurries to the west may slip in parts of the area today. it's breezy and brisk. we stay below freezing. in the upper 20s in the afternoon.occaonal breaks of sunshine in the picture. tonight, patchy clouds and tomorrow, blustery and cold. in the upper 20s. a much different feel tomorrow than today.
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possibility. it's out there for sunday morning. record for sunday morning is 2 back in 1916. we're forecasting a low of 1 degree. so, again, we could get into the record books. the last time it was 0, back to 1994. doesn't sound that far back but it is. 29 today, 28 tomorrow. 20 on saturday early. dropping into the teens. 1 the overnight low on sunday morning. back to 18. a nice recovery next week. the next storm system, we could get a warm side. may be a wintry mix monday night but rain on tuesday with temperatures in the 40s. hard to believe rain after we reach 1 degree. >> you always say, you don't have to shovel rain. anyway, if you are getting on the roads, one accident left out there in new jersey. this is on 80 eastbound just before exit 38. the route 46 exit. two lanes blocked out there with a jack-knifed tractor-trailer. this is where we're seeing the e-delays.
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as an alternate option, that would be grae. a live look at the henry hudson parkway off of the ramp from the inbound george washington bridge. that ramp is shut down. you cannot access the henry hudson parkway from the inbound george washington bridge now because of that accident. you'll need to head overeade t to the ty, the bqe doing fine. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. 5:17 right now. now to decision 2016 and the shrinking field of candidates. chris christie and carly fiorina both dropped out following the new hampshire primaries. tracie potts is in washington with more on the fallout from the primary. good morning, tracie. >> good morning, darlene. looking ahead to tonight, the debate between the democrats in wisconsin. hillary clinton's first chance to gain ground after that big loss in new hampshire.
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are left in this race. two democrats and now seven republicans focused on south carolina. >> it must have been -- >> with chris christie and carly fiorina out, it's a smaller field in south carolina. the next primary could make or break jeb bush or marco rubio. >> the question for people in south carolina is, what kind of person do you want behind the big desk? >> john kasich will try not to go negative. >> i won't let somebody pound me. i have a right to defend myself. >> the men and women of south carolina want a consistent conservative. >> donald trump has led every poll here in the last six months. in clemson, he hammered hillary clinton and her stunning loss in new hampshire. >> honestly, women don't like her, men don't like her. take a look at what's happening to her. >> lawmakers are coming to
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the congressional black caucus will send members to south carolina with large african-american populations. they want a candidate that reflects that. >> could that be bernie sanders? >> go your own way. the revolution is possible. you are the revolution. >> fresh off stephen colbert, he'll face off with hillary clinton in a debate tonight. sanders' campaign has collected 5.2 million d in small donations just since he won in new hampshire. we'll continue to follow that for you. darlene, very interesting race. >> it sure is. has been from the beginning. tracie potts in washington. thank you. 5:19 right now. fresh over his super bowl 50 victory, peyton manning headed to "the tonight show" starring jimmy fallon. peyton addressed one of the biggest questions from the game. the face that his brother eli made after the broncos scored the game-winning td.
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i recognized it. at some other big moments of my life. he had that similar expression. i can remember 18 years ago like call the night before the draft, guess what, the colts are going to draft me number one in the nfl draft tomorrow.iv the game which is what eli said he was doing. okay. judge for yourself in tonight. jimmy welcomes kristen wiig to fallon after news 4 at 11:00. peyton manning i think he knew as a brother best knows. >> eli had said, he was sitting there, as a quarterback thinking of numbers and times and all that sort of stuff.
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welcome back. 5:23. looking at the hamilton bridge. brave police officers and
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helping to save two dogs in danger. the first rescue was inside a burning home in sacramento, california. video from a helmet cam shows firefighters finding a dog that did not want to leave her hiding space in a back bedroom. >> of course. >> after coaxing, the dog was soon out of the house and reunited with the rest of her family. in massachusetts, two state police troopers saved a lost dog wandering in and out of traffic on i-495 near the new hampshire border. they had to temporarily stop traffic to get that german shepherd off the road. the only way to get him inside the car was to lure her with a granola bar. >> i love that. >> officers were able to track down her owners and bring her back home. >> the dog in those situations, they're so frightened and afraid. you can't reason with them. if they don't know you, it's hard to trust. it takes a lot to convince the animal to come with them. >> that's a horrible sight. when i worked in cincinnati i
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traffic on i-71. >> so confused. happy had the granola. tongue was out after and everything. today, a bit cold. by the weekend, we're talking about very cold, arctic cold, maybe even record-setting. maybe the most clouds in a while. mid-20s in the city. low 20s north and west is the current temperatures. windchills, generally in the teens and single numbers early on today. it stays windy, cold all day with a mix of clouds and sunshine. maybe a brief passing flurry. upper 20s for a high. back into the teens again tonight. the wind stays fairly breezy, but it lets up a little during the day tomorrow. the wind picks up again and 20 to start on saturday and dropping into the teens during the day. single numbers at night. cupid's arrows will be ice pops. about 18, that's it for the high on sunday. a nice warmup, actually, by next week.
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chris, thanks. lauren, what's happening? >> not too much for the commute. accidents cleared. on the rails, metro-north, lirr, nj transit and path running without problems now. a live look at the new jersey turnpike by newark liberty airport. things are moving fine here. we have roadwork that shuts down the western spur of the southern mixing bowl and 15w. something to keep in mind. things still moving nicely without any delays. wonderful story here. a world war ii veteran reunited with his lost love. he's a 93-year-old. he found his wartime girl, joyce morris, after 70 years. so he was a paratrooper. he met her in london. it was just before d-day. both u.s. airborne divisions jumped on d-day. there was a miscommunication in their letters after the war, darlene. the two ended up marrying other people.
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morris is divorced and the two reconnected near her home in australia. here's a sweet thing. they plan to spend valentine's day together. look at that. they knew each other in 1944. >> fantastic. i think they're going to have a great valentine's day. >> i think so too. only took 70 years. the wait was worth it. >> it's 5:27. lots more ahead on this thursday morning. just head, the rude awakening for a sleeping subway passenger. a warning in new jersey about a scam. it has fooled several people. >> reporter: and the anthem of seas cruise ship is back in new jersey this morning after a nightmare at sea. i'm tracie strahan live at bayonne with the latest on the investigation. if you're about to head out the door, take us with you. keep watching "today in new york." download the "news 4 new york" app on your mobile device right now.
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breaking news in oregon. the new developments overnight. >> plus, the hunt for a killer. this morning, police need help to find the man wanted in a horrific crime. happy to be home. here's a live look at the cruise ship that was knocked around at sea. "today in new york" starts now. good morning everyone. it's thursday morning. it is february 11th. i'm darlene rodriguez.
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storm team 4's chris cimino here with the forecast. we're missing some pictures. >> really going to start to miss them by the weekend. single digits most areas and probably negative signs in front of the windchills. right now not bad. colder start than recent days. couple of brief snow flurries can't be ruled out during the afternoon. we had a couple of snow showers, each a squall come through overnight. when you see the ground dusted, that's what it's from. the temperatures in the sing am numbers and the teens. new jersey, up into the catskills, the coldest areas. the coast, still chilly. in the 20s. the windchill makes it feel like 16 in the park. jfk as well. single digit to the north, monticello with a wind that feels like 3 below zero right now. a lot of clouds early. a mix of clouds in the afternoon. still wind windy and cold.
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more to come. what are the roads looking like, lauren. >> denville area of new jersey, heading eastbound on 80, there's a jack-knifed tractor-trailer before you get to exit 38. that shut down two lanes and delays continue to build. over at route 46, that's a great alternate option. this came in on the subways. uptown f and g trains are running express from church avenue to smith 9th streets pause of track maintenance. more weather and traffic on the 4s. 5:32 right now. we're following breaking news in the oregon ranching standoff. clive en bundy was arrested last night at the airport. he was planning to meet up with the remaining protesters at the refuge. bundy was booked on charges stemming from a 2014 standoff at his nevada ranch.
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could come to an end today. a politician in talks with the protesters says it could happen at 8:00 a.m. local time. right now the cruise ship that ran into rough seas is back in port. it arrived last night in bayonne bayonne. despite that difficult trip, some on board chose to spend one more night on the ship. "today in new york's" tracie strahan is at the port in bayonne. some people couldn't wait to get off. apparent lip some people stayed. >> already though, michael at this hour, we see cabs and vans ready to pick them up. they're not going to stick around too long. we don't see visible damage to the exterior of of the ship. the ntsb has been here. today the coast guard will continue their investigation. let's show you video from last night. a lot of cheers as the anthem of the seas passed under the verrazano bridge as you can imagine. it's been a rough road to say the least with thousands of people on board when they hit a storm.
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seven-day cruise into the bahamas when we all of a sudden saw that video of the 30-foot waves. 75 mile per hour winds nearly had the boat on its side. it led the ship to tilt so far that passengers couldn't stand up. >> the kids were holding on to their beds. oh, my gosh. mitchell was holding on to his bed, grasping the mattress. i'm on the other bed so my other son won't fall off. >> a lot of anxiety. we're so grateful and thankful we're here and back. everything -- we're safe. just to be on solid ground. >> reporter: while some passengers took things in stride and have the i survived the hurricane t-shirts, there were minor injuries reported to passengers hon. board. in a statement, royal caribbean admitted gaps in the planning and vowed to strengthen their -- you can see how big the ship is.
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it was the right thing to do, michael, to head into that storm. that's something that the ntsb and the coast guard will be investigating. again, this is a ship that's back now and it's set to set sail again on saturday. back to you. >> right. tracie. you got to wonder what people thought about whether they should sail again, if they're watching this at home and on that next trip. >> reporter: absolutely. we know some are for sure. but many maybe will be canceling in advance. >> tracie, thank you very much. chris pointed out the size of the ship is massive. some cruise ships are big and some are really, really big. this is one of those 5,000-passenger type of ships. chris, you are saying it's surprising to know that it could be tossed around like that. >> that particular storm was for this time of year, would be assimilated like a category 1 hurricane. why they moved into that, they'll have to answer those questions. in the meantime, low to mid-20s.
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sayreville, howell, jackson, red bank. lower 20s and upper teens to the north and west. there's wind out there, too. the temperatures feel more like the teens and single numbers in some cases. you need to bundle up again in a big way. it's the start of very cold air headed our way. snow showers overnight. they're exiting eastern long island. a couple of flurries out to the west. most of these dry out before getting here. we can't rule out a brief flurry in the air at times this afternoon. mostly cloudy now. the clouds occasionally break up. it's brisk and a colder day. 39 yesterday. about 10 degrees colder today. forecasting a high of 29. your weekend forecast just ahead. right now, the latest from lauren and the commute. >> thanks, chris. one detour this morning. the q 56. if you're getting on the ferries, everything looks good with the exception of this. on the rails, major commuter lines are fine. the f and g because of track
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are running express from church avenue to smith, 9th streets. i'll let you know when that wraps up. alternate side of the street parking is in effect today. thanks, lauren. the manhunt for the person police say committed a horrific crime. stabbing a mothernd her three young children. that mother and two of her daughters are dead. "today in new york's" katherine creag is in willowbrook staten island where the crime happened. everyone still trying to process how horrific this crime is, kat. >> reporter: a heartbreaking crime indeed. the mayor pointed out, atrocious as well. we've seen a couple of police officers going in and out of the hotel that you see here. this is where the mother and her three children lived and some of the hotel guests told police that they saw that boyfriend visiting from time to time. it was her boyfriend. the man named michael sykes who according to investigators killed his youngest child. he was the father of the youngest child. a 5-month-old also killed, a 1-year-old girl and their mother.
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history according to police. but yesterday morning he stabbed the mother and her children at this ramada ip hotel that serves several homeless families. rebecca cutler lived there with her children. her daughter named miracle has survived. she has undergone surgery. the suspect lives in brooklyn. he's been in contact with his family, but his whereabouts at this moment, unknown after the stabbings. police say he's seen on surveillance video, darlene, getting over by the staten island ferry and it's unsure if he got on the ferry or a bus. pack to you, darlene. >> katherine creag, thank you. police are releasing the photo of the man who robbed a sleeping passenger on april bronx train. 47-year-old angel garcia attacked 22-year-old man sleeping on the 4 train last month. they say garcia sprayed something in his face, took his cell phone and ran off. bill bratton recently warned
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sleeping on the trains puts them at a higher risk of pickpocketing and worse. a brook lip jury resumes deliberations of a police officer. jurors asked for a read-back of testimony from the trial of peter hi liang. that testimony was from liang himself talking about the moments leading up to the shooting in a stairwell of akai gurley. liang maintains it was accidental. grand jury will determine if garner's civil rights were violated when he was put in a choke-hold during an arrest in staten island in 2014. the city medical examiner had ruled garner's death a homicide. saying the choke-hold did contribute to his death. a local grand jury declined to indict the officer involved. justice department launching a civil rights lawsuit against the city of ferguson, missouri. you'll remember the city promised changes after michael
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yesterday, the ferguson leaders did an about face with washington and saying they can't afford it. loretta lynch said the people of ferguson are being deprived of their constitutional rights. a second new york city police officer is home nearly a week after being shot in the bronx. the officer's partner wheeled her out of lincoln hospital yesterday. both were shot on patrol in a public housing complex in the melrose section. cruz was struck in the torso. her partner was hit in the cheek. there's no clear motive for the shooting. the gunman took his own life. happening today, there's a state of the city address today. much will focus on the criminal justice reform act. this bill calls for the dismissal of old warrants for small, nonviolent crimes and would revamp how police and the
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offenses, like being in a park after hours or drinking in public. a long island woman faces charges in las vegas for an alleged tryst on the world's largest ferris wheel. the 21-year-old from hicksville had sex with a man from texas on the high roller. they say security guards saw it on video and warned them to stop. her lawyer argues that the two did have an expectation of privacy. >> on a ferris wheel in has vegas. in public. more on that to come. new findings about what could potentially be a weapon in the fight against dementia. a hero officer went above and beyond. weather and traffic on the 4s coming up. there's a look at the george washington bridge. you're watching "today in new york." d hit play. this is a flip phone. have you seen these before? it's called a compact disc. oh. looks like we're getting a facsimile. what year is it to you? it's old. you'd rather use newer technology? definitely. well, i've got something to show you.
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a west wind at 9. that occasionally -- so far, on hold, we really have averaged above normal. november was the warmest on record as was december. january, not the warmest but certainly above normal. almost 2 degrees above normal. for the month of february, at 7.3 degrees above average. that's going to come down over the next few days when we average in the well below normal days. to prepare for the cold coming in and windchills of 10 to 20 below zero. several layers of clothing. mittens better than gloves. fingers love company. you separate the fingers, you separate the warmth. hydrate, take breaks inside. don't spend too much time outside. try to cover up your face, head, ears, things like that. there's a potential with temperatures this low of pipes freezing, especially those up against the outside walls of homes.
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the 24-hour period where it's coldest. later saturday afternoon until the afternoon hours of sunday as well. right now, as we look at the feels-like temperatures through the day today. 1:00 this afternoon, feels like the low teens in the city. down the shore, like 10. single digit windchills north and west. single digit windchills in the city. close to near 0 north and west. as the arctic air moves in friday evening, not bad. 14 is will feel like. mid teens generally. negative 6 by saturday morning. saturday night, it's going to feel like 16 below zero. 24 below zero with a windchill in monticello. that's serious stuff. it stays below zero and finally gets better by the time we get to monday. right now in the mid-20s. it will feel nice compared to where we're heading. the wind kicks in, it feels colder than that. 11 in newark. 12 in oakland, new jersey.
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feels like 4. we have a sub zero windchill in monticello. nothing to worry about in today in terms of any snow. temperatures in the up 20ers. tomorrow, again, upper 20s. a brisk but dry day tomorrow as well. could see a snow squall late tomorrow night ahead of the arctic blast. then temperatures over the weekend staying in the upper teens generally speaking in the afternoon. saturday night to sunday morning, record low for sunday is 2. 18 expected high. hard to believe we could have rain on tuesday. could see wintry mix going to rain on tuesday and a high of 47. let get over to lauren scala. any problems as we head out the door. >> jack-knifed tractor-trailer on 80 heading eastbound just before exit 28 there. two lanes still closed while they try to clean it up. delays continue to build.
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rockaway and get after here, that would be your best option. we have roadwork out there shutting down the western spur of the turnpike. this is northbound from the southern mixing bowl to 280. that's closed until further notice. i'll let you know when it reopens. a live look at the van wyck expressway. heading southbound there, just past the kew gardens interchange. it's a slow ride. this is backing up the grand central washing way parkway. heading over for a live look at the long island expressway. exit 52. deer park avenue. things moving nicely. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect today. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. lauren, thanks very much. it's 5:48. investigators targeted the two -- one deputy responded to a disturbance call at a panera bread restaurant 30 miles
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witnesses say brie an evans shot a deputy. another deputy was shot. the gup man targeted the men because they were in uniform. man is facing charges after police say he sexually assaulted a woman on the upper east side. 32-year-old gregory anderson is seen in this video. he grabbed the victim from behind near the corner of east 94th street and second avenue. he then threw her to the ground, sexually abused her and stole $40. crimestoppers tips helped officers track him down. happening today, specialist from the nrc, the nuclear regulatory commission arrived at the indian point power plant. the special investigator will be looking into how radioactive material leaked into the groundwater over the weeken. that specialist going to look at the plant's own investigation. entergy says the contamination was likely caused by a leak in the filtration system. residents are warned about a
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pretending to be a water inspector. police say the man went to the home on henry street on monday night and told the homeowner he needed to test the water. once he got inside, two other robbers followed. they then held down the homeowner and ransacked the house. if you have any information, give police a call. 5:49 now. a judge can going to consider whether the newest health warning is worth its salt, you might say. arguments for and against the salt shaker symbols will be heard in court. they want them on menus next to high sodium content. and the risk of heart disease and stroke that goes with it. only state lawmakers can mandate the salt symbols, not the city. uconn could lose more than
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in other news for your health, a new study suggests ij indication and a healthy lifestyle can help stop or slow dementia. at boston university at the school of medicine studied 5,000 people. they said by keeping the brain active and growing it helps to slow it. a nassau county police officer coming to the rescue twice in one shift. last friday officer kyle cline helped resuscitate a bethpage man who had a heart attack as he was shoveling snow. later in the day he was back out on patrol. the officer grabbed the shovel from an 82-year-old man. gerald cotton. he went to work himself. him. cotton says the officer's any time. the officer said it took ten minutes to do this. he didn't want to see happen to this gentleman what happened to the gentleman before. that was really a good deed. >> fantastic. above and beyond.
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still ahead, an uber crackdown. the local city threatening to tow cars. it's a story spreading around the world this morning. the little boy who lived out his superhero dream. you're watching "today in new
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let check in with storm team 4's chris cimino. >> this is just the beginning. temperatures mid-20s this morning. >> not too bad. >> the weekend, you'll be begging for these temperatures. sunshine, a passing flur u. flurry. that's about it. a little dusting early this morning. that's gone. tonight, partly cloudy, 16. >> that's that. >> the weekend, 20, dropping into the teens during the day saturday. windchills 15 below zero. >> come on. >> 18 the high on sunday. >> thank you for your opinion on every single one. >> you're welcome. we have new problems on the roads unfortunately. not good for the weather or traffic either. an accident on the sawmill northbound after executive boulevard. that's in the right lane. heading over to the belt parkway, an accident eastbound after flatbush avenue. that blocks the center lane. you have a minor tea lay here. the good news is the subway delays, those wrapped up. everything on the rails is running on or close to schedule. >> thank you very much. there's a rush hour rally in
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the borough president pushing to allow free transfers for l train and -- some riders have to pay a double fare. they're only a block apart. >> it's right there. it's 5:55 right now. uber drivers who pick up passengers at newark airport and the penn station will soon face penalties. the chief prosecutor says uber drivers who get fares there are violating the city's taxi cab ordinance. he says beginning february 22 pd, some drivers will be towed or face fines. uber plans to continue operating in the area. a little boy in australia battle cystic fibrosis became a superhero for the day. >> dominick pace suited up as iron boy. he spent the day rescuing a reporter, battle bad guys, defeating the evil you will tron.
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robert downey, jr. he told dominick, ironman loves him and then he made him an honorary avenger. another great thing that the make-a-wish foundation toss. >> one of the most incredible organizations in the country. they make dreams come true. it's 5:56. coming up next, the u.s. olympic committee taking steps against the zika outbreak ahead of the games in rio. we'll tell you what they are doing to ease the fears among america's top athletes. also at 6:00 a.m., it's a narrowing race. chris christie and carly fiorina out. what does it mean for those still in? >> take us with you. we want to come with you. keep watching. download the "news 4 new york" app on your mobile device right now. we're back in two minutes.
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live pictures from bayonne, new jersey. the cruise ship battered by hurricane-force winds back in new jersey.
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those on board. >> a massive manhunt growing as police try to capture the man accused of murdering two young children and their mother. get ready for a deep freeze. storm team 4 as has an update on the arctic blast hitting our area. "today in new york" starts now. good morning. we're not going to worry about the arctic this second. it's february lechth. i'm darlene rodriguez. i'm michael gargiulo. let check in with chris cimino. think the word is ep joy today. >> enjoy the 20s and single digit windchills. the weekend is will be worse. it's coming in installments. it's a colder start. lost another degree. down to 24. a changeable sky, varying amounts of clouds and sun. it stays below freezing all day. single digits and teens windchills. mid-20s to low 20s. upper teens north and west. low 20s.
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there will be cloud and sun around. 24 now. may slip another couple of degrees. only bounce back to the mid and upper 20s this afternoon. as you alluded to, colder weather on the way of the we'll talk about that on the 4s. scala. >> we've had the same problems. this jack-knifed tractor-trailer before exit 38, route 46. still shut down two lanes. the delays continue to grow. if you're able to head to route 46, that's your best option to get around this. if not, leave yourself plenty of extra time today. another new problem on the major degree an heading northbound by east 233rd street. there's an accident there and there's stop and go in that direction as well. more weather and traffic on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you. 6:01 on this thursday morning. breaking news now in the standoff in oregon over ranching rights. the remaining protesters are ready to turn themselves in. one of the remaining four holdouts says they will turn
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yesterday marked the 40th day of the standoff. on wednesday the fbi surrounded the encampment saying it became necessary to take action. meanwhile, federal agents arrested cliven bundy in portland late last night. he's the father of ammon bundy, the leader arrested two weeks ago. cliven was planning to meet up with them at the ref unl. bundy was booked on charges from a 2014 standoff at his nevada ranch. 6:02 right now. that cruise ship battered by giant waves is back in new jersey. it's awaiting inspections to determine if it's seaworthy and can head out again. "today in new york's" tracie strahan is at the port in bayonne. tracie, some passengers just leaving the -- actually elected to spend another night on board. >> reporter: michael, we see them waking up. the lights are going on in their rooms. there are a lot of taxicabs and charter buses waiting to finally take them to their final destination.
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moments on board the ship, the anthem of the seas. it has capacity for 6,000 people. now that it's back, the investigation is under way into whether it should have set sail in the first place. now, the ship got back late last night. people started cheering as soon as it passed under the verrazano bridge. it was en route to port can after rel, florida. >> everything was blowing open, glasses were breaking. it was unbelievable. basically i could bend down and kiss the ground. >> i can't wait to go to work. >> should not sail if they knew. because it was the second day. >> all right. as we said, the ntsb and others are investigating. they're checking to see if the ship is seaworthy and what the plans are for it to embark once again. right now the search is on for a man who police say stabbed a mother and two of her young daughters to death at a staten
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police say michael sykes killed rebecca cutler and her three -- two of her children yesterday morning at the ramada inn. a 2-year-old girl survived. she's in the hospital after undergoing surgery. sykes was the father of the youngest child. he killed that baby and her 1-year-old sister. katherine creag will have comments from mayor de blasio at 6:30. held in the new jersey community facing a serious school bus crisis. the lakewood school district facing a deficit after a courtesy bussing plan. they need money for the bus routes that serve the public and private schoolchildren. most of the families affected by the change live in largely hispanic neighborhoods. they say they feel they're being discriminated against and many of them are undocumented immigrants without a drivers
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their kids to school by car. 6:04 right now on this thursday morning. we'll check weather and traffic on the 4s. chris cimino starting us off. good morning. >> good morning. chillier as we speak. lost another degree. mercerville 23. red bank is 23. point pleasant is 25. the city now at 24. it is the same in farmingdale. newburgh, sussex, lower teens in monticello. had a dusting of snow in parts of the area overnight. if you wake up and look outside, where did that come from? that was of the area of snow showers that went through. exiting eastern long island. a couple of flurries still lingering. you can't rule a stray flurry out, especially this afternoon. look nor clouds and intervals of sunshine like yesterday. i think the best we do today is 29. get used to that being the trend. in a bit we'll talk about that.
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everything is on or close to schedule right now. mass transit over overall in great shape. we have a couple of problems on the roads. an accident on the belt parkway eastbound after flatbush avenue. that's in the center lane. delays are minor heading through here. in new jersey, we have construction out there that shuts down the western spur of the turnpike northbound from the southern mixing bowl to 15w. everything is forced on to the eastern spur there. something to keep in mind n alternate side of the street parking rules back in effect today. more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. communities in brooklyn are responding to random stabbings. in a couple of hours a rally will begin in support of the victims. one victim is recovering in the hospital after a stranger stabbed him in the back. here's the suspect who police say ran away from the scene tuesday. police tell us the victim was walking down empire street in crown heights when the suspect stabbed him. >> just got married ten days ago. this is not something that any bride wants to hear. >> police believe it's a hate
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wearing hasidic clothing. the rally will begin at 10:00 a.m. at dean street and rockaway avenue. the jurors get back to work in brooklyn to decide the fate of an nypd officer who shot and killed an unarmed man. jurors asked for read-back of testimony from the trial of peter liang. that testimony was from the officer himself talking about the moments leading up to the shoog of akai gurley in a stairwell in 2014. liang maintaining that the shooting was accidental. federal prosecutors started to present evidence to a grand jury in the death of eric garner. the jury will determine if his civil rights were violated during an arrest in 2014. the city medical examiner ruled garner's death a homicide saying the choke-hold contributed to his death. a local grand jury declined to indict the officer involved. ferguson, missouri is facing a civil rights lawsuit. the city promised changes after
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brown in 2014. yesterday, ferguson's leaders back away from the police reform deal they made with washington saying it cost too much. but attorney general loretta lynch said "there is no cost for 6:08 now. the city council in paterson, new jersey, will hold an emergency meeting to discuss the city's payroll crisis. council voted for a temporary budget for february. that puts them at the risk of not getting paid this friday. according to the -- they will be asked to approve an appropriation to make sure the workers get paid. officials in nassau county have found more funding for the nice bus system. the $3 million should help reverse the service cuts made earlier this year. county officials say they will work with the ceo of the bus line to develop a service restoration plan. cnbc money report, it's a social media giant that appears to be struggling. landon dowdy joins us with the details and more.
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involved, i have to tell you i was shocked. >> that's right, michael. you want to watch the shares today. the company reporting disappointing results wednesday as it's not adding new users. since jack dorsey returned last summer, twitter is trying to make changes. making the most interesting tweets appear at the top. meanwhile, it's that time of year. what is the price of your love? a report by bank rate.com compared. the price tag, $512. the most expensive purchase is die mopped earrings followed by fine dining for two, champagne, chocolate. day. >> ask my wife shannon. day. >> is that right, darlene? >> i've heard that from shannon.
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it's 6:09. coming up next, addressing concerns over the olympic games in rio. we'll tell you what the u.s. olympic committee is doing to ease the fears among america's top athlete. later, go green with the mta. we'll tell you about the transit agency's first ever sale that could help projects around our area. weather and traffic on the 4s is coming up. you're watching "today in new
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it's 6:13. here are four things to though this morning. anthem of the seas, the royal caribbean cruise ship that ran into rough seas in back in port in bayonne, new jersey. they will inspect the ship today. massive manhunt under way for the man accused of murdering two young children and their mother on staten island.
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father of the youngest victim. a 2-year-old girl did survive that attack. volkswagen says it will recall 680,000 cars with potentially dangerous takata airbags. the automaker is in the process of notifying owners of various vehicles mafd between 2006 and 2014. >> uber drivers will soon face penalties. newark's chief prosecutor says they're violating the taxi cab ordinance. 6:14. 24 degrees. mostly cloudy skies in the city right now. we've got colder air on the way. if you're having a hard time dealing with the chill this morning. you'll have difficulties this weekend. could be a passing flurry. but the trend is colder. certainly colder than yesterday. the arctic cold moves in for the weekend and it should ease by monday. school day forecast for today,
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scarves, hats gloves, you name it. 22 at bus stop at 8:00, 8:30. dismissal time only 27. the temperatures aren't getting out of the 20s today. a brief passing flurry maybe. stays windy. same number in hoboken. staten island 19 in sussex. cold spot is monticello at 12. warmer spot on the east end, montauk at 27. if you want to call that warm. couple of snow showers came through overnight. they're east of long island and exiting. no real snow of consequence. couple of flurries may survive the trek out of pennsylvania in upstate new york. for the most part, broef ief in nature. a couple of little patches of light going on through in the afternoon. maybe a stray flurry here or there. breaks in the clouds. notice that streak northwest. that's the wind direction and the cold air continuing to funnel on in. tomorrow a fair amount of sunshine before the clouds roll in, in the afternoon hours. the arctic front, that line of snow showers right there. 9:00, still not through.
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brief snow shower or squall overnight. saturday, we're into that northwest wind. it's a strong northwest wind and brutally cold. the arctic air moves on in. again, about midnight, 24. it will feel like 14. this is going into saturday morning. but by saturday 9:00 a.m. it drops to 9 with a windchill feeling like 13 below zero. by saturday morning, an air temperature of 2. it will feel like 12 below zero. get better by the time we get to monday. record cold by sunday. record is 2 degrees. we should get down to 1. 29, 28 is the spread of temperatures today and tomorrow. maybe a passing flake or snow squall late tomorrow night into saturday morning. storm system stays offshore saturday. the cold doesn't. it moves in. 20s is the best we do. dropping into the teens. we keep tumbling to that low of 1. could be a record setter by sunday morning. 18 in the afternoon on sunday. 34 on president's day.
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rain with temperatures back into the 40s on tuesday. how does it look for the commute? here's lauren. a calm couple of things getting in the way. this has been out there a long time. rockaway denville area here. the jack-knifed tractor-trailer still takes out two lanes. the delays continue to get worse. if you want to take 46, you can see that's starting to slow down because that's your alternate option. it's still a better idea than sitting in this. that's not the only problem. major deegan, problem at east 233rd street. southbound on the henry hudson parkway by 79th street in the right lane. delays are not so bad. the belt parkway, an accident eastbound by flatbush avenue. here things are starting to slow down a bit more. that's because it's blocking the center lane. the long island expressway, delays westbound. this is heading into the area of the cross island.
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possible disabled vehicle. nothing is confirmed yet. as soon as i know what it is, i'll let you know. maybe head oaf to the service road instead. on the trains, unissue. jamaica and 179th street bound f trains because of track maintenance. more weather and traffic on the 4s. >> thanks, lauren. it's 6:18. hillary clinton and bernie sanders will square off for the second one-on-one debate coming as the republican field narrows in south carolina. "today in new york's" kerry ba rrett is following this from our newsroom. kerry, good morning. >> good morning, darlene. the next primary in south carolina for republicans -- there are seven republicans, two democrats competing in south carolina. it is a state with a lot fewer independent voters. we saw in new hampshire. we learned yesterday, of course, chris christie and carly fiorina are out. there's a lot of pressure on jeb bush and marco rubio.
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break either one of them. donald trump is leading every poll there in the last six months. this is video from his talk at clemson university. he jumped on hillary clinton in her huge loss in new hampshire. >> honestly, women don't like her, men don't like her. >> the question for people in south carolina is, what kind of person do you want behind the big desk. >> men and women of south carolina, i believe, want a consistent conservative. >> black lawmakers coming to clinton's aid. the congressional black caucus will endorse her later today and it's sending members to states like south carolina that have large african-american populations. as far as of the donations go, sanders' win is quite literally paying off. his campaign says he raised $5 million after winning new hampshire. those are little donations. i believe the average is about $37. a lot of donors, small amounts. >> kerry barrett, thank you so much. the "today" show is on the campaign trail with the candidates.
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live team coverage just ahead at 7:00 a.m. right now, it's coming up on 6:20. mayor de blasio will focus on the spread of the zika virus when he meets with health experts, a half dozen residents in new jersey, new york and connecticut have the virus. each patient visited a zika infected country. the head of the accept terse for disease control will testify before congress about the threat the virus poses. the of the limb they're trying to ease athletes' concerns. hope solo reiterated her own concern about attending the olympics because of zika. she's practicing yesterday. they're planning to hire two disease experts to advise olympians about the risk of the virus and what they can do to protect themselves. >> you hear so many health experts saying it's not a healthy normal person. the concern is really great when it comes to women who are pregnant or will become pregnant.
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coming up next, we'll show you which stars are helping burger king launch their newest menu item. be on alert. where police say a fake water inspector is trying to scam his way into homes. follow us, facebook, twitter, instagram, michaelg4ny, darlene4ny.
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welcome back. burger king is added grilled hot dogs to the menu and who better to introduce them than snoop dogg. >> grilled dogs. the whopper of hot dogs. it's the businesslike me. snoopy d double g. >> the double g. two options.
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you can still have it your way, by adding or cutting toppings. 100% beef. they'll be available february 23rd. at the burger -- >> you can have hot dog with miswill. >> that's ketchup? >> but the whiz will is not going to be good. >> you better -- >> a dangerous slippery slope right now. leave it at that. we're talking about cold. we'll leave it at that this morning. very cold arctic hair headed our way. 24 right now. nothing more than a brief flurry could pass on through. sun also at times. we'll call it partly cloudy. overnight low back into the teens. that's in the city. could see single digits north and west. into the weekend, the arctic air really arrives in full force. saturday, saturday night into sunday. by sunday morning, we could slip to a low temperature of 1 degree.
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that's a big slip. the record is 2 set back in 1916. we might get into the record books for valentine's day. maybe the wrong reasons. >> what's going on lauren? >> we have big problems in western new jersey for the commuters. this jack-knifed tractor-trailer has been out there over two hours. this is what 80 looks like in wharton. the jack-knifed tractor-trailer is on rockaway and denville. that's quite a few miles away. this is the worst i've seen it ever for a morning commute. use route 46 if you can. that's start to go pick up the alternate delays as well. but a big mess there. a quick live look outside on the inbound side. you have a 20-minute wait already there. 15 to 20 at the lincoln. and very minor delays heading into the george washington bridge. thanks so much, lauren. 6:26 right now. coming up next, relieved cruise ship passengers back on dry land. >> reporter: it survived a nightmare at sea.
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for the anthem of the seas? i'm tracie strahan live at bayonne with a response from the cruise company and from passengers. >> reporter: i'm katherine creag live on staten island. police here and across the city are on a manhunt looking for the man accused of killing two little girls and their mother. we'll show you what he looks like and tell you about the take us with you if you're heading out the door. download the "news 4 new york" app on your mobile device.
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or macchiato for $1.99. america runs on dunkin'. now at 6:30, live pictures from bayonne, new jersey. that cruise ship pounded by high wind and waves is back in new jersey. this morning, we'll hear from some of the people who lived through it on board. the search for a killer. police intensifying their hunt for the man accused of murdering two young children and their mother. plus, get ready for bitter cold this morning, but worse still to come. storm team 4 is going to tell us how to get ready as best we can. "today in new york" starts now. enjoy the 20s, chris says.
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6:30 a.m. on this thursday. it's february 11th. i'm michael gargiulo. i'm darlene rodriguez. let check in with chris right now talking about the single digit temperatures. >> thanks for that setup. the worst is yet to come. the lower mid 20s in the city. that's still seasonable. colder than yesterday. we're seeing teens north and west and seeing an increasing breeze out of the west and northwest. it feels like 14 in the park and feels like 10 with a kind windchill at jfk. 18 in union, new jersey. up to the north, single digits. feels like 6 in white plains. bundle up again this morning. snow showers overnight. dusted the ground in spots. you may find a little light coating on your windshield this morning. dust that off quickly. temperaturewise, in the 20s all day today. forecasting a high at best of 29. nothing more than a brief passing flurry.
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with lauren in ranger blue. >> the two worse of the would be problems on the bqe, disabled truck before cadman plaza. that's causing the delay on to the gowanus. once you're past this, the disabled truck on the brooklyn bridge heading to manhattan that takes out the left lane. heavy delays on the span. head to the manhattan or williamsburg bridges instead. western new jersey commuters, this is a big problem. the jack-knifed tractor-trailer has been out there over two hours on 80 eastbound approaching exit 38. delays go back about 6 miles and it will take you an hour to get from here to there. your best option is mt. pleasant to -- that will take you 20 more weather and traffic on the 4s. >> thanks, lauren. breaking news in oregon. the 40 hon. day ranching protest of hours. ohm four armed protesters remained at the wildlife refuge. yesterday.
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with the protesters say they will surrender at 8:00 a.m. local time. that's on the west coast. the fbi is not commenting as to the possible surrender. federal agents arrested cliven bundy in portland late last night. he's the father of ammon bundy, the leader of the oregon protesters who was arrested two weeks ago. cliven was planning to meet up with the remaining protesters. the cruise ship that was slammed by hurricane-force wind and massive waves is back in new jersndey. "today in new york's" tracie strahan is at the port in bayonne. tracie, what's next for the ship and some passengers we're told will be staying one more night. >> reporter: they are actually getting off of the ship right now. there are a lot of charter buses and cabs waiting to finally take them away from what was essentially a nightmare ordeal. we don't see exterior damage to the anthem of the seas and that's the reason royal caribbean says the ship will set sail again this saturday.
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around on the ship as they passed under the verrazano bridge last night. it was headed for a seven-day planned cruise into the bahamas when they ran into the unthinkable. you saw video of the 30-foot waves and 75 mile per hour winds that shook the ship from side to side. at some point, passengers couldn't even stand up. >> the kids were holding on to their beds. >> what was it like in the room? >> mitchell was holding on to his bed. grasping the mattress. i'm on one bed so my other son won't fall off. >> a lot of anxiety. we're so grateful that thank god we're here and back and everything, we're safe, that's it. just to be on solid ground. >> reporter: while some passengers were able to take it in stride, there were minor injuries reported. in a statement, royal caribbean admitted gaps in their planning and talked about their storm avoidance policy. the ntsb has been on board ship.
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today, darlene. again, they think they'll be able to turn the ship around to set sail on saturday. we told you earlier, our photographer richie is going to be on board the ship. so far, he hasn't seen anything that indicates he won't be on board. back to you. >> i guess he'll brio owe i don't know what he would brio owe. >> bring your gear, richie. >> set him straight. don't worry about it. >> a working vacation for richie. >> no, no. you got to go this way. hopefully calmer conditions. meantime right now, colder conditions under way. this is the first shot of cold air. the real arctic air arrives by the weekend. colder start today than yesterday. couple of brief flurries from time to time. it's just about a mix of clouds and sunshine. temperatures staying below freezing though all day long. the windchills this morning in the single digits to the teens throughout a good part of the area. that's the beginning of this cold temperature trend. we're looking at upper 20s today and tomorrow. saturday's high of 20, that
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we slip to the cold numbers on thursday ohm getting back to 18. a nice bounceback by the start of next week. we'll let you know how cold it is going to be get as well as chances for rain or snow in the seven-day coming up. the f train, it always has issues. the good news is that's the only issue on the rails. but plenty of problems on the roads this morning. on the belt parkway eastbound after flatbush avenue, an accident blocks the center lane and causing a delay over there. then the henry hudson parkway by 79th street, a disabled vehicle in the right lane. that's not causing as much of an issue. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect again today. right now, there's a massive serve under way for the man accused of brutally stabbing a daughters. that mother and two of her children are dead. "today in new york's" katherine creag is in the willowbrook section of staten island with
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it is a big one for this person accused of just a horrific crime, kat. >> reporter: yes, indeed, michael. the suspect's photo, reward posters hanging in this neighborhood on staten island and across the city. tens of thousands of police officers have been given that suspect's picture. we want to show you as well, michael sykes, the father of the victim's youngest child is accused of killing that baby. also a 1-year-old girl and the children's mother. sykes had no prior criminal history. according to police. but it was yesterday morning investigators say he stabbed the mother and two of her children at a ramada inn hotel that serves several homeless families. rebecca cutler lived here with her three children. her 2-year-old daughter named miracle survived. a sergeant told me she underwent surgery, remains in the hospital and listed in critical but stable condition. mayor de blasio like many is horrified about what happened and he said this. >> there's nothing more horrible
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there's nothing more horrible than the notion of an adult who would attack an innocent child. this is an atrocious crime. >> reporter: and there is a citywide manhunt for that suspect. again, his name michael sykes. police say he lives in brooklyn. he's been in contact according to investigators with his family but his current whereabouts unknown, michael. after the stabbings, the police say he's seen on surveillance video. he might have gotten on a bus or on a ferry away from staten island. back to you, michael. >> all right, kat, thank you very much. 6:38 right now. investigators believe a gunman targeted two maryland sheriff deputies because they were in uniform. it started with a 911 call to a panera bread restaurant 30 miles outside of baltimore. investigators say brian evans shot and killed the responding deputy then took off. a second deputy was killed in a shootout with evans before evans was shot and killed by police. a second new york city police officer is home after she was shot in the bronx.
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lincoln hospital by her partner yesterday. she was shot on patrol with the public housing complex in the melrose section. no motive determined for the shooting yet. the gunman responsible, though, took his own life. in connecticut, a bridgeport teacher is accused of assaulting a special education student. she teaches music at thomas hooker elementary school. the teacher is on leave as the board of education investigates the allegations. police are warning residents in one new jersey town about a man who robbed a home he pretended to be a water inspector. police say the man went to the home on henry street on monday night. told a homeowner he needed to test the waterment once inside, two other robbers followed. they ransacked the house. if you have any information, you're asked to give police a call am. the coast guard academy in new london, connecticut, is investigating allegations of
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a spokesman for the academy would not say how many cadets were involved but they've been under investigation for several weeks. they could face expulsion, punishments would be decided on a case by case basis. 6:39 now. happening today, city council speaker gives her state of city speech. according to reports, much will be focused on the criminal justice reform act before the city council. it call calls for the city to clear warrants for small crimes. it would revamp how police and the city deal with low-level punishment x like public urination or drinking if public. the u.s. salt warning rule begin shaking out in court. argument, for and against the salt shaker symbols. the board of health wants restaurants to post them next to certain items. it warns about heart attack and stroke risks. restaurant owners say the city is overstepping its power. happening today, new york's
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whether to overturn smoking restrictions in state parks. including full bans in some smaller city parks. a smoker's rights group insist the state exceeded authority and claims the rules establishing no smoking areas at parks aren't supported by policy set by legislature. the court of appeals decision is expected next month ziechblt the mta is going green and raising a lot of extra money. starting today, you may hear bonds for the green bonds. the first of its kind in america. they're going to raise a half a billion dollars while the bonds are internationally certified to help the environment, they do so the -- the advertisement is, by helping to improve mass transit. it's 6:4 is right now. coming up next, peyton manning stops by "the tonight show" to address one of the biggest questions following super bowl 50. plus, weather and traffic on the 4s coming up. very crowded there getting on to the belt parkway by jfk. you're watching "today in new
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welcome back on this thursday morning. 6:4. bundle up. gusty winds making it feel colder than it is. the bulk of the day will feature a mix of clouds and intervals of sunshine. what we've been talking about arrives this weekend. especially late friday night into sunday and the conditions ease by next week. it's about a 48-hour period. the feels-like temperatures into the afternoon, these are the wind chills. it will feel like the low teens. feeling like the single numbers north and west. even with breaks of sun, with a strong gusty winds and temperatures in the 20s, it's going to stay quite cold. meantime, overnight into the morning hours, single digit windchills. in the city, about 6 is what it will feel like. zero. it's not bad during the middle of the day ahead of the next arctic front. not bad. it will feel like the middle teens. once it moves on by, by 10:00 a.m. saturday morning, feels like 6 below zero and 10 below
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16 below zero overnight saturday night into sunday morning. as cold as 20 to 25 below zero. 14 below for the religious services. this is dangerous windchill. don't stay outside for a prolonged period of time. obviously, dress in layers. that's the best thing to keep the body heat trapped towards you. the mittens are better than gloves. you want your fingers together. they like company. hydrate, take breaks inside. let faucets slowly drip. you don't like the sound of pipes freezing. let the faucet drip a little bit. that prevent any possibility of the pipes freezing. mid-20s in eastern long island this morning. low to mid-20s in the city. upper teens and low 20s north and west. it's cold. the cold air is locked in. this was round one that came in overnight. it dusted the ground in a few spots. pretty much dry right now. brief flurry may move on through from time to time especially
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same thing tomorrow with a little more sun early and cloud late ahead of the arctic front. could be snow showers or squall late tomorrow night early saturday morning. the arctic blast with temperatures only in the upper teens as we work our way through the weekend. in terms of the record potential out of this, there is a possible record. that would be sunday morning. the record low, the old roar record is 20 set back in 1916. we're forecasting a low of 1 degree. again, we could get into the record books on this. meantime, upper 20s today and tomorrow. near 20 early saturday. dropping into the teeps. coldest day sunday at 18. tuesday, the wintry mix goes to rain with temperatures in the 40s. over to lauren scala. find out about the commute. things are looking dicey on your map. >> it's starting to slow down in normal places. we have a couple of problems getting in the way. we will start with the bqe where there's a disabled truck eastbound at cadman plaza. it takes out a lane. that's causing problems. a disabled vehicle on the brooklyn bridge heading to
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takesther up the left lane. heavy delays there as well. head to the manhattan or williamsburg. you have to get through this first. heading over to 80, this is the worst problem of the morning. the jack-knifed tractor-trailer before exit 38, two lanes still closed. delays back over 6 miles. you can see 46 is slow getting into here. 10 is taking alternate traffic. you can try mt. pleasant avenue as another option. here's what 80 looks like in wharton. that's six miles away. really not moving well this morning. leave yourself a lot of extra time. heading to the long island expressway in queens after the cross island. there is a disabled vehicle out there. you can see delays building through here on the l.i.e. they look like they're not as bad as before. that could be possibly clearing soon. on the rails, delays on main street-bound 7 trains and jamaica 179th street bound trains. otherwise the trains are good. back to you. thanks so much, lauren.
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to "the tonight show" as we know fresh off his super bowl 50 victory. the star quarterback, he addressed one of the biggest questions after the game. it was that face, his brother eli made after the broncos scored on what ended up being the game-winning drive. >> i've seen that look before. i recognized it at other big moments in my life, he had that similar expression. >> i can remember 1 ears ago, call the night before the draft. guess what, the colts are going to draft me number one in the nfl draft tomorrow. five years ago, eli, ashley and i are expecting twins. you're going to be an uncle. yeah. like four years ago coming off this -- >> eli says he was wondering if big brother peyton would go for two points. eli is a quarterback, of course he's happy for his brother and thrilled. at the same time, he's invested in the specifics of the game and he understands it from a
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everybody else can't. that's what he was thinking. i fully believe that. >> i totally agree as well. up next, meet the little boy who had his superhero wish granted and it was granted by one of hollywood's biggest stars. don't forget. follow us on facebook, twitter and instagram, michaelg4ny and darlene4ny. you're watching "today in new
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welcome back. the make-a-wish foundation helped to make a little boy's dream come true in australia. >> dominick pace was able to forget about his battle with cystic fie pro sis for a day. he spent yesterday rescuing a reporter, battling bad nice in sydney and he got a special message from iron man himself. robert downey, jr. and named him an honorary avenger. it's 6:53. the "today" show is coming up in a few minutes. we'll check in with matt and savannah. >> darlene and michael, good to see you both.
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u.s. olympic committee's new message on zika to potential members of team usa. we'll hear from one of the obama administration's top health officials about what's being done to contain the virus. also ahead, hillary clinton's surprising struggle to reach female voters. what she's doing this morning ahead of the debate with bernie sanders. >> more realistic than resolutions. the 30-day challenges you can try to improve everything from your health to your mind. and we'll get that and much more ahead as we get ready to see you on a thursday morning here on "today." what do you think of the 30-day challenges? >> i've never done one. i should probably start. i think i might. >> they're good because you see the finish line when you get started. >> it's a set amount of time. exactly. not open ended. >> it's manageable. that turns people off. >> we're all doing one starting tomorrow. >> i'm giving up ciabatta bread with olives. >> that's my lenten sacrifice. up next, chris is going to have more on our deep freeze
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welcome back. right now that cruise ship that was battered by giant waves and wind is back in new jersey. >> "today in new york's" tracie strahan is at the port in bayonne. tracie? >> reporter: the coast guard is expected on the anthem of the seas this morning. this ship is set to sail again on saturday. major cheers from all of the passengers on board as it passed
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last night. the ship was it route to florida when it encountered a major storm off north carolina when it produced 75 miles per hour winds and 30-foot waves. there was no exterior damage but several passengers suffered minor injuries. investigators want to determine if this voyage should have continued. the ntsb already started their investigation. back to you. now to katherine creag in the willowbrook section of staten island where a huge search is under way for a killer. kat? >> reporter: darlene and michael, an intense citywide manhunt is on for the suspect. we want to show you what he looks like. his name is michael sykes. police say that he is accused of killing the victim's youngest child. he's the father of that baby and also killing a 1-year-old girl and the children's mother. sykes has no prior criminal history. but yesterday morning he stabbed
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ramada hotel where they had been staying. the sole survivor, a 2-year-old in the hospital in critical but stable condition. back to you. >> kat, thank you very much. we want to check traffic with lauren and seep what's going on. >> awe bunch of subway dpee lace. delays on. 4, 5, 7 and l trains in both directions. on the roads, 80, just this is the mess of the morning. eastbound before exit 38, a jack-knifed tractor-trailer taking out two lanes. delays are back six or seven miles. the bqe is a bit of a mess and the brooklyn bridge, disabled vehicles on both roadways. >> that's quite a mess. chris, another check of the weather. >> more straightforward. just about the cold. sing am numbers and teens. actual air temperatures in the 20s. we don't get out of the 20s today. nothing more than a brief passing flurry. teens tonight, upper 20s tomorrow. less wind for a time.
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