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now on "today in new york," police in the bronx search for an suv in a hit-and-run crash that killed a 63-year-old man. after suffering a heart attack at the scene of a massive blaze, a fire chief recovering. clinton clinches south carolina as all eyes turn to super tuesday. "today in new york" starts now.
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welcome to "today in new york." it's february 28th. we've got a leap year. so one more day left in the month. i'm pat battle. >> i'm gus rosendale. it's almost 40 degrees at 6:00 in the morning. if you haven't made plans to be outside, raphael miranda is saying do it now. >> in for a treat. almost 40 degrees now. that's where we've been since yesterday afternoon. temperatures remained stationary. it's dry and mostly clear skies in new york city, down the jersey shore. a bit of cloudiness in fairfield and westchester counties. it's 27 in fairfield. as you head closer to the city, it's 37 in west port. 29 in shelton. 32 degrees as you start your day in redding. not all that cold out there. even in the distance, north and west of town, 27 in monticello. 34 in morristown. 34 degrees in long branch. as you plan your day, get outside this afternoon. look at these temperatures.
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back to the 50s by lunchtime. today's high a toasty 58 degrees anutwe're keeping it dry. a beautiful afternoon. a nice feel even at 6:00 p.m. 54 degrees. this is just the beginning. it stays mild for days. but there's also some rain. we'll ex plap that coming up in your storm team 4 forecast. pat and gus, over to u. >> raphi, thank you. we begin with decision 2016. the results are in. hillary clinton won the south carolina democratic primary by a 3 to 1 margin over be nie sanders. >>ar steve handelsman has the latest from columbia, south carolina. >> it's hillary clinton by a landslide claiming south carolina sets her up for the 12 state on super tuesday in three days. >> we're going to compete for every vote in every state. we are not taking anything and we're not taking anyone for granted.
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state of vermont is he ahead in polls. >> i believe that not only can we win this democratic nominating process, but we can defeat trump. >> trump towards super tuesday states. >> we got to win arkansas. >> campaigning with chris christie. >> get ready now, tennessee. >> the big fight is in texas where ted cruz takes his stand. >> pick a side. and i'll tell you this. when it comes to picking a side, i've picked a side and i stand against washing n and with the american people. >> on paper, cruz and marco rubio can still beat trump and their war is nuclear. >> a con artist will never get control of this party. >> i actually thought that ted cruz was a liar. but rubio is worse. >> hillary clinton jumped in. >> we don't need to make america great again. america never stopped being great. >> don't build walls, she said.
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>> but win delegates is the mantra now of all these candidates, even though none of them can win enough on super tuesday to clinch their nomination. from columbia, south carolina, steve handelsman, "news 4 new york." bernie sanders, john kasich and ted cruz will join chuck todd this morning on "meet the press" and also appearing governor chris christie to talk about his endorsement of donald trump. catch meet thy press after our 10:00 newscast. donald trump took time out from picking on the competition for the republican presidential not'mination to target eric schneir man. trump is being sued by him an relation to trump university. trump made controversial comments about an hispanic judge working on one of the lawsuits. michael george has details. >> i built a great business. >> reporter: at a speech in arkansas, donald trump accused a judge overseeing a class action lawsuit against him of being
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>> i believe he happens to be spanish, which is fine. he's hispanic, which is fine. and we haven't asked for a recusal. which we may do. we have a judge who is very hostile. >> trump's comments come as he's under fire for trump university, an online real estate school. some students claim they were misled and paid t ts of thousands of dollars for a substandard education. trump university is now facing three lawsuits, including one by new york attorney generic schneiderman who called the school a scam. trump had choice words for him as well. d>> the attorney general, his name is eric schneiderman, not respected in new york, doing a terrible job, probably is not electable in new york. but who knows? trump also implied the lawsuit against him is politically motivated. >> he responded saying i will not engage in a debate about ongoing litigation, but there's
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at members of the judiciary. >> michael george, "today in new york police in the bronx are searching for a suspect in a deadly hit and run. a driver hit a 36-year-old man on webster avenue at the entrance of the cross bronx expressway. that driver took off from the scene. the pedestrian was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. right now, investigators are searching for a black suv. if you know anything about this, please call crimestoppers. also this morning, mantoloking fire chief is recovering from a heart attack. fire chief larry gillman was helping to put out a house fire. you can see it was a big fire. that fire tore through the 2 1/2 story home. mantoloking spokeswoman says he collapsed while fighting the fire. he was revived and rushed to the hospital. now we're told he's awake and with his family.
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hundreds of people said their final goodbyes to a father and daughter. people released balloons into the air outside the funeral home in honor of tim o'donnell and his 5-year-old daughter. he was a popular high school teach earn and many students paid their respects. >> it's been very quiet. everyone is very sad. >> 36-year-old scott hahn has admitted that he was high on adderall when he rear ended o'donnell's car on monday forcing it into oncoming traffic on a new jersey turnpike. he's facing manslaughter and vehicular homicide charges. also in new jersey, the search is on for a gunman who shot and killed a store owner in front of his own business. friends and family let flowers and balloons outside -- a co-owner of the store, a 20-year-old, watt shot to death outside the store around 9:00 friday night. he went by the nickname mali.
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they recently filmed a music video in that stor >> he was one of the best people you could know. not any kind of gang banger or street guy, none of that stuff. he was a clown. he would always make you laugh. >> if you have any information on this shooting, please call police. police in virginia are mourning the loss of a rookie police officer killed on the first day on the job. officer ashley -- she was shot to death responding to a domestic violence call in prince william county. two other officers were wounded. police say the suspect, a military serviceman killed his wife and ambushed police as they approached the home. he was taken into custody. tensions are high in salt lake city after an officer-involved shooting there. two of their officers fired their service weapons while responding to the call of an assault
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victim is a 16-year-old boy. there were reports of crowds but police haven't released any more information nor the condition of the person who was shot. in california three people were stabbed involvingu he ku klux klan. they attacked clans man in the streets of anaheim. police arrested three counter protesters seen stomping a klans man. a kansas community will try to heal together. a town hall meet for the survivors residents following a deadly shooting spree at a plant three. police killed cedric -- yesterday leaders adopted a new phrase. hesston strong. as that city tries to move forward. his ex-girlfriend faces charges for giving him the weapons used in that attack. still to come, it's hollywood's biggest night.
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lack of diversity overshadow the oscar awards. a preview coming up. when one woman received an e-mail threatening to close her bank account, she said better get baquero. what you need to know to protect your personal information. a taste of spring coming later on today. temperatures near 60 degrees in some spots. how long will the mild weather last? we'll look at the storm team 4 seven-day forecast coming up. in new york state, we believe tomorrow starts today. all across the state, the economy is growing, with creative new business
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clear skies and relatively warm temperatures. 38 degrees. going to go up even more. raphael miranda has that coming up. get ready for hollywood's biggest night. >> not all glitz and glamou not this year. mark barger has the predictions. >> the anticipation for tonight is not just about the awards. >> i'm looking forward to chris rock's monologue. i can't think of a better host
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>> rock will have the diversity issue squarely in his sights but keep it from dominating the event. >> you want it to be celebratory celebratory. >> it could be for alejandra inry teu. his film, the revenant has 11 nominations, including best picture. >> if the revenant wins, it will be the first time ever that one director directed back-to-back best picture winners. >> the competition includes newspaper drama spot height and housing bubble dramedy. tht'e big short. >> i don't know ho overwhelming the love is for the revenant.y there are a lot of people that love the movie. but i don't know if everybody in the academy embraces it. >> it stars leonardo dicaprio. >> best actor would be his first oscar. >> i think he's writing his speech right now. he should be.
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>> the feeling similar about bree larson for the room. >> she's dominated the best actress field. >> there's no other performance in that category this year that's a ringer like her character is. she portrayed it beautifully. >> supporting actress, kate winslet and -- steve jobs in a tight race. >> it could go either way. supporting actor is a lock it seems for sylvester stallone. he revisited his rocky persona. >> a lot think he should have won 30 years ago for playing rocky. >> winning this time could be a knockout moment on a golden night. mark barger, nbc news. film "50 shades of grey" won big last night but it's nothing to brag about. it won the razzie award for worst film tying with superhero
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50 shades took home five razzies. they're known to spoof sohe awards season. >> darn, i didn't see that one either. >> missed that one too. >> raphael miranda is here with a look at the forecast. it's going to be nice outside if you're looking -- >> have your party outside. >> beautiful -- in the 50s. >> you can hang out outside today. >> gus is like, what, are you crazy? it's february. >> second to last day of february. talking about temperatures in the 60s to the west of here. everyone gets that cabin fever. when we get a day like today, everyone flocks to the parks and hangs out. it's going to be a great day for that. 38 degrees, mostly clear skies right now. let take a look at your weather headlines. getting ready for the taste of spring today. we have a couple of showers to worry about tomorrow. it's mainly early and they should be quick and out of here. it does stay mild for days. you'll see that in the seven-day forecast. storm tracker not tracking any rain or snow.
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hudson valley. a wider view. here's the weather maker. weak area of low pressure moving through the west. this tracks to the east over the next day. it will arrive by tomorrow morning. here's the first forecast. 38 degrees. on the cool side. light jackets are needed. you lose the jackets later on today. by 10:00 back to the mid-40s. lot of sunshine, breezy and then this is when temperatures surge well into the 50s. 58 at 4:00. temperatures peak and you can see it's breezy through the evening. it's a mild breeze. it's comfortable. 52 degrees even at 7:00 tonight der mostly clear skies. let's talk about that rain. it is on the way. you can see on future tracker. this is 9:00 this morning. no rain yet. heading through into the afternoon, lots of sunshine. it's a beautiful day taking shape. 4:00 p.m., no weather problems. during the oscars, jumping ahead to tomorrow morning, 7:00 a.m. on monday, your commute, starts out dry for most. here come showers.
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future tracker. light showers moving through at 8:00, 9:00. they track towards new york city around 10:00, 11:00. after lunch, drying out quickly. in the afternoon, it's dry in fact. temperatures stay mild well into the 50s. looking for a high of 58 degrees. well above average for today. a mild breeze out of the southwest 5 to 15 miles an hour. overnight tonight, there's your low temperature. thgoat's closer to the high temperature this time of year. 45. we're watching out for some clouds towards morl.ng time. seven-day forecast shows 58 for today. near 60 again tomorrow. breezy with showers in the morning. tuesday, 52 and dry. a little chance much significant rain tuesday night into wednesday. temperatures stay in the 50s there. weyo are tracking a chance for some snow. i know it's weird to talk about that with the mild weather. that's for friday. more on that in a few minutes you want to stay up to date with the news 4 app. tap the logo in the corner, then
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you can see the latest forecast. use our interactive radar and learn how to submit your own weather video. it's available in the app store right now. pat and gus, over to you. >> now to a warning in morning about an e-mail that you might see in your inbox. she said better get baquero. >> lynda baquero explains what to do if you get the same e-mail. >> marie spent a lot of time in her port washington home these days recovering from hip surgery. it was during this time that she came across a disturbing e-mail about a bank account. >> i said oh, my god. another low balance. oh, my god. i've come to the end of the line. they're going to close my account. i'm not a good customer. >> this is the e-mail bearing what looks like a chase logo. it says we regularly update all accounts. we're unable to update your online account and, therefore, we will be closing your accounts.
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please take a few moments to update your account. then there's a link. >> i see the link, it's asking me for information like e-mail, e-mail password. my mother's maiden name, my social security number. >> i said this is too much information. so i responded to them. too much information. i wi respo to chas directly. >> before she had a chance to do that, she got another e-mail again requesting the same information. >> something just said don't do it. iet closed it and then i went to the chase online and then i called chase. when i told them what happened, they said they're phishing. >> smart move. if you get an e-mail like this with a link or an unsolicited phone call, it's always best not to reply. instead, contact the business directly. as a former victim of identity theft in a different case, marie wants to warn others this time and that's why she contacted us. >> i think that's channel 4 and lynda baquero can be that voice
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i contacted channel 4 stating what happened to me hoping it helps somebody else. >> lynda baquero, weekend "today in new york." >>nd lynda tells us on the websit chase does post warnings about phishing e-mails and they say yeu should not reply to an e-mail that threat tones close or suspend your account if you don't take immediate action or -- you can forward any suspicious e-mails to abuse@chase.com. to get in touch with our consumer investigative team, send an e-mail to better get baquero@nbcnewyork.com. 1866-news-244. from this day forward, everyone whoeaches out to the team you're looking at there, our new consumer investigative center. coming up on this sunday morning, the news 4 i-team reveals how easy it is for prisoners to smuggle cell phones into one of the large he's and
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for obvious reasons and clearla y you are not permitted to have a control phone ell phone in jail. a former riker's prisoner said it was easy to do it. >> he's speaking only to the
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the story and his videos raise quigestions about how secure riker's really is. >> you are looking at a city jail cell from a point of view rarely seen. inmates are not allowed to have phones. they're considered dangerous contraband. these cell phone videos were taken by a prisoner who said it was absurdly easy to walk this iphone 6 into riker's island. >> if it wasn't a phone and it was a weapon, it would have turned out worse. >> the former prisoner asked us not to reveal his identity. he has another criminal case and fears reprisal if he ends up back in jail. this video was taken in a holding cell outside court. he took this video, he says once he was transferred to riker's. he each points the lens at this corrections officer when he turns his back. >> why are you speaking out about how easy it was to get this cell phone inside riker's? >> i want everybody, taxpayers
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we're paying for them to do nothing. >> we september the nt the video to the department much corrections. they said they take the allegations seriously. a week after receiving the vi sdeos, d.o.c. investigators could not confirm this is actually a riker's island holding cell. court records confirm the prisoner was jailed at riker's island. >> when inmates have cell phones videos, they're not using them to call mom on mother's day. >> the department of investigation commissioner mark peters says jails have made progress in detecting contraband with training. that he confiscated 21% more. cell phone recoveries were down 13%ment. >> would yhiou say a cell phone is just as dangerous as a weapon? >> a cell phone in one sense can be even more dangerous than a weapon because the cell phone allows you to communicate undetected.
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get weapons in, can get drugs in, can get alcohol in. >> this is the ceo of berkeley ver tron ix, a new jersey company than sells cell phone detection systems. he does not supply city jails but hardware like this could help rid them -- i hid a phone on my person and this detector easily found it. >> the light shows the phone was stashed somewhere below my ankle and it was. >> the d.o.c. owns several phone detectors. they're in the process of buying ten more. but it's not clear how this cell phone slipped through. >> city council member elizabeth crowley chairs the committee overseeing riker's island. she says the videos demonstrate a failure by jail guards but also demonstrate a tired workforce. >> many of them are forced to not only double shifts but sometimes triple shifts.
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he took the videos told us a cell phone isn't the only illegal item that's slipped past guards. what else were you able to get into riker's? >> i was able to bring two jotaints with me and a lighter. >> two joints and a lighter. >> marijuana joints. >> chris glorioso, "today in new york." we asked new york's office of court administration if court security officers should have discovered and the phone and contraband, we're told court officers conduct a pat-down search after they're sente ed but leave the more thorough searching to correction's guards. last week after the i-team shared the vitd yoes jail guards did a sweep and found another contraband cell phone. if you have a story you'd like us to check out, call the news 4 tip line 866-news-244. coming up next at 6:30 here on "today in new york," neighbors wake up to a police chase that ended with a car into a house. what they're saying about that terrifying morning.
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alth of artist and icon yoko ono after her hospital stay. we're excited about the temperatures in the 60s later on today for some of us. we're also dealing with umbrella weather on the way. i'll tell you when it gets soggy
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just turning 6:30 on a sunday morning. a beautiful day taking shape. thanks for starting it with us. i'm gus rosendale. i echo that. we appreciate everybody who decides to tune in. i'm pat battle. raphael miranda says you want to do a lot of stuff outside today. it's going to be a fabulous day, raphael. >> that's a great way to put it, pat. definitely want to spend time outside, especially this afternoon. still a little chilly outside right now. doesn't feel like spring quite riyet.
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island this morning. beautiful sunrise headed your way in a few minutes. you can see thanks to the weather underground camera, 35 degrees at long beach island, new jersey. you'll be dealing with a beautiful sunny afternoon. temperatures into the 50s and even some 60s. here's a look at storm tracker 4 live radar. you can see it's quiet in the city. no clouds here. clouds up to the north in the hudson valley. putnam county into northern westchester. no rain and we stay rain-free today. watch as the temperatures jump up. by lunchtime, back to the 0s. we have 30s right now. it's cool and mild by lunch. it stays mild through the rest of the afternoon. today's high temperature flirting with 60 in central park. 58 your high and at 6:00 p.m. it feels nice. 54 degrees under mostly clear skies. we're tracking some rain for your mop heading back to work and school. we'll time that out in the forecast in a few. pat and gus over to you. >> update on a police chase that ended with a rude awakening for
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>> a driver from brooklyn ran a police. it ended when the car crashed into a house in paramus. >> ray villeda spoke with witnesses. >> we just heard a thud and the police yelling. >> reporter: the loud thud was the sound of a small car crashing into a house. it woke up the homeowners and the paramus neighborhood as police ran to catch the suspect. >> they have one son that he actually woke them up from what i gather. heard it. and they didn't. >> living in a busy intersection, is this something you worry about? >> not really. >> reporter: it all started in neighboring saddle brook saturday morning. officers tried to pull over the car after going through a red light. instead, police say, the driver took off leading them on a chase that ended in this crash. >> that's probably what i heard was the running and the talking and the chasing going on. that's what i woke up to last night. >> the passengers stayed in the car afterwards while the driver
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police say they're looking into possible fraudulent credit card use. only the driver was arrested no one in the home, nor the car, were hurt in this pre-dawn commotion. >> i just heard like guys literally on mine property. and then like all the cops and everything. it was like, should i go outside? my husband is like no. >> that driver, 25-year-old marlon van cute infrom brooklyn ran down here, ended up in the parking lot of this building. it was here he was arrested and tonight he's at the bergen county jail. his bond set at $50,000. reporting from paramus, ray villeda, "news 4 new york." investigators are still trying to find out what sparked a fire that destroyed a new jersey deli. that was where ray was yesterday morning. firefighters say the flames erupted in this kitchen area at prime foods on anderson avenue in cliffside park. the smoke could be seen from the west side highway. the flames eventually caused the roof of the building to cave in. fortunately, no one was hurt.
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dozen people homeless after a destructive fire in bayonne. flames went through a three-story house on avenue e and quickly spread to a house next door. it broke out after 10:30 yesterday morning and burned for hours. a passerby warned them the building was on fire. they grabbed what they could and rushed outside. >> everybody started screaming and house is on fire. we ran out of the house. >> how bad was this fire? >> it was horrible. it was absolutely horrible. the corner house was completely engulfed by the time i got out. >> two .irefighters received minor injuries while battling the blaze. bayonne's mayor says the damage is so ex tentative, at least one building will have to be demolished fsh the cause is still under investigation. a gramercy park school building shut down after an electrical fire may mott be ready to resume classes tomorrow. it lost power after flames erupted in the basement on
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it's accusing i the city of not doing enough to reopen the school. this is the latest dispute between mayor de blasio and the success academy's founder. they previously argued over the pre-k contract of the school and space in public buildings for that school. the rapper known as stu's is facing charges after he fired a gun. his real name is stewart house. this is in patch hog. >> the gunshots broke up a fight in the parking lot. he's charged with reckless endangerment and criminal possession of a weapon. nobody was injured. >> there's concern that an oil spill may have contaminated the bronx river. an oil tanker spilled about 2100 gallons of home heating oil yesterday in yonkers. happened outside of a --
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a storm drain that empties into the bronx river. the search continues for the missing passenger of a plane that crashed on long island last week. he was on board the plane flying massachusetts. three others were rescued. divers have been searching the water daily. they're using sonar and boats. this weekend, friends and family joined the search. >> i feel numb. it's like i looking, i looking. i say how come? my son is not here. >> police say a student pilot was at the controls when the plane began having difficulties. the instructor took over before it crashed. a royal aribbean is suspending one of the cruises early because of a storm threat. they're not taking chances this time. the anthem of the seas coming back home. it's returning to the home port in new jersey. the same ship was caught in a wild storm a few weeks ago
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ending that trip early. yoko ono is back in her home now. her son tweeted about her release last night. hen thanked everybody and the artist and singer went to the hospital on the advice of her doctor last week. >> former new york city mayor is beginning his second week in the hospital. he's been recovering from pneumonia. the 88-year-old former mayor is still in intensive care at the hospital. the good news, he's sounding better every day. he was the city's first black mayor. serving from 1990 to 1993. streets are relatively calm on the first day of the truce and remain relatively quiet today. there are reports of violations and sporadic fighting. despite attacks by isis, which is not part of the cease-fire, an envoy calls the current situation quite reassuring. meantime, dramatic gains in
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president rouhani's -- the final results are expected on monday. still to come on this sunday morning, an app that will help you find free stuff. hear from its creator in positively black. results are in for the python challenge. what was behind the contest that encouraged residents to round up reptiles. >> why? why? storm team 4 meteorologist raphael miranda will be snaking back with a check of the forecast. you're watching "today in new
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good morning all of you. waking up in westchester and rockland county. the tri-state area. beautiful day taking shape. rave will talk about that in a moment. a beautiful picture there and then we go to this. florida named a winner in the second ever python challenge. a month-long competition where more than 1,000 people from 29
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burmese pythons. >> why aren't they still in burma? they took home $5,000. the longest python was 15 feet. about a third of the snakes -- this isn't nice. they're turned into wallets, shoes, belts and handbags. i'd rather see them go back to burma. snakes on a plane. >> are those poisonous? >> no. they wrap around you and-stie tie the knot. >> let's keep that in florida. >> what's the weather lreike today? >> fantastic. off to a mild start. temperatures near 40 right now. you don't need the heavy jackets. light wind breaker is all you need. spring fling starting this afternoon. it goes on for days. once we get mild, we stay mild. a look outside. ap beautiful, quiet start to your day. sunrise in about now actually.
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sun is coming up. mostly clear skies. 38 degrees. let's take a look at your weather headlines for today. get ready. it's going to feel like spring this afternoon. quick showers in the forecast. a little umbrella weather for tomorrow for your monday and then we stay mild for days. you'll see that in the seven-day forecast. here's a look at storm tracker. it's quiet around the tri-state. sunshine in sullivan county down the jersey shore. cloudiness hack hanging on. not very impressiee. a quiet picture on the national scale. this cold front is going to be tracking across the country later on today. it arrcves here overnight into your monday and it crosses the region by monday afternoon. temperatures in suffolk county. 36 in orient. 37 hampton bays. 37 in mastic beach. we have some temperatures in the 20s. a little colder in monticello. 34 in white plains and 34 for you in farmingdale. does not feel like february out there on this sunday morning.
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planner, also nothing like february here. temperatures still in the low 50s. stays breezy throughout the evening. by 9:00, down to 50. light jackets if you're heading around for oscar parties or whatever. 11 clok tonight not bad. 48 degrees, mostly clear. delightful and breezy. here's a look at future tracker heading through the day. a nice quiet picture. >> 4:00 p.m., not much going on. mild temperatures. the parks are going oo be packed i'm sure. this is 7:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. here comes our cold front moving across the region bringing showers to the west of town. your morning commute should be mostly dry in the city. areas north and west, you'll see that light rain falling in and around new york city. after lunch, things dry out nicely. skies clear again and looking good for the evening commute. mo'lstly clear for the ride home. for fod, not a problem at all. 58 degrees.
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overnight, 45 for a low. a mild night ahead. watching the clouds build. seven day forecast, shows 59 tomorrow. near 60 again for monday. tuesday, a little cooler. but still above average. tuesday night into wednesday, some rain. we're tracking the possibility for some snow on friday. right now, it's still way too early to pinpoint. keep in mind by the end of the week, there could be more of a wintry feel and wintry weather going on. stay up to date with the changes with the "news 4 new york" app. tap the logo in the corner. scroll down and select the weather tab. use the interactive radar and learn how to submit your own weather video. it's available in the app store right now. pat, over to you. >> raphi, thank you. on the streets of the city, a new app is helping people get something for nothing. >> it came to life when a harlem native was on the brink of being on streets themselves. >> tracie strahan has more in
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people are flocking to this little pink truck any time they see it in the city. it gives away prizes like beats by dr. dre headphones, movie tickets and other swag for free. it comes after downloading a consumer-driven app by a harlem native at a time when he needed a lot of help. ali abdullah is the founder of the claim it app. it seems too good to be true. take me through it. >> it's really simple. thanks for the opportunity of having me. the app we find is a simple idea. we think that -- we like to say it's between the intersection of desire and need. >> there's always a desire for free stuff. >> foot traffic and kick-start relationships. our application allows us to be able to -- working with -- to get the product to the hands of locals. >> you talk about locals.
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what does it tell me? return? >> first it gives you three offers. we have two forms of offers. we have the instant winner offer and chance of winning offer. the instant win are daily prizes. the other one to claim a truck. you can win instantly by watching a 15-second app. the bigger prizes you can claim anywhere. every sunday -- [ inaudible ] >> if i download this app and one of the instant giveaways was by 30 rock, i can get it? >> guaranteed. >> guaranteed. >> you've had celebrities and getting eyeballs on you. jordin sparks was part of this as well? >> yes. >> how does she become involved? >> a guy who works for sony reached out to us and said hey, wee?'d love to work for you guys. this was one weekend. said how many years do you have?
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>> he said i saw it two days agoe and there was 200 people by truck. we kept the conversation going. around may of last year, mentioned hey he had a couple artists, jordin sparks, we told him hey, some of our usersre women. jordin sparks was releasing her new album. she wanted -- >> cohesion. that synergy. >> it was just another day because the prize we gave away was her album. but it was an instapt prize. it was nothing special for us at all. >> you developed this app at a time when you could have used anything. you said you were homeless. >> yeah. >> when this idea came to you. so what was the inspiration for it, ali? >> we grew up where we didn't have much. so sort of professional career wasn't a pig deal big deal. the problem i was i had a
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my daughter at that time. we come from a community where innovation is frowned upon. so getting together, we were able to put our heads together and hack out the idea. we got back on our feet, i knew that this is something -- doing pretty well for us. >> you said you've been giving back to people, especially young people who want to get invold inomputer technology. how are you doing that? and how do you make it attractive to get into this field? >> during my time at google, i spent more than i think ten hours a week where i had to give back through a starbucks grant, goog grant, i would go teach computer science. that was my way of giving back. my -- to give, give, give. we look at the platform, we give every day. we receive from users loving us. writing great reviews and network effect.
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ali, thanks for being here. i hope everybody goes to claim it. >> sound good. thank you. this has been a public affairs presentation from nbc 4 new york. positively black. 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 buffalo, where the largest solar gigafactory in the western hemisphere will soon energize the world. and in syracuse,
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back to basketball. the dream mvp season continues. the warriors guard broke his own nba single season record in oklahoma city last night. hitting his 287th three-pointer this year. if that wasn't enough, with the game tied in overtime, curry hit a game winner from long distance. the shot tied another nba record of 12 three-pointers in one game. the warriors beat the thunder 121-118. good game. >> is he human? >> human plus. >> something like that. sticking with sports, the rangers make a run on the ice. >> here's john chandler with
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if you thought the mets starting rotation was impressive lasten year, think about a healthy steven mattson, seth wheeler. that could happen come july. saturday, wheeler threw off mound for the first time since tommy john surgery. it was only ten pitches pitches from the front of the mound. hardly seems like fanfare, right? no, this was important. the mets didn't rush matt harvey back from tommy john surgery and they don't plan to push wheeler too soon either. yesterday was a first step in his on-field comeback. >> as small as it was, it's a bit milestone. sort of what you're working for, to get back on the mound. each if it was like search throws off the front of the mound. it's still feet on the dirt. getting back up a little bit. >> meanwhile, the yankees chapman are waiting for baseball commission toer rule on the closer's domestic violence case. they may be waiting a while.
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not sure if it gets decided before opening day. everything suggests this is the end of the line for peyton manning, including a denver post report saturday night which says the two-time super bowl champion quarterback will retire. according to multiple reports, manning has not yet informed the broncos of his decision. it's expected he'll do so by the end of next week. he has to make the call before march 9th when his $19 million salary particulars in. he could be leaning towards calling it a career. an 18-year first ballot hall of fame career. stingy is how henrik lundqvist have treated opponents much late. in 9 of the last 13 games. more impressive, they kept the high octane stars in check. you have to get creative against an offense this good. he's seeing the puck well these days, isn't he? good for a laugh. rangers up 2-1 in third when the stars get even.
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puck from the left circle. sneaks it over the shoulder of henrik lundqvist. we're all tied up at 2-2. three minutes left, time for someone to play hero. that role seems to suit kevin kline just fine. rangers keep the puck in and he rips it home. lundquist protects the lead fi anishing with 36 saves. college ops, rutgers loses to northwestern. that's now 31 straight conference losses for the scarlet knights. this afternoon st. john's is on the road taking on creighton and a big one for see ton hall hosting fifth ranked xavier at the rock in jersey. should be bedlam there. for "today in new york," i'm john chandler. coming up after the break, a little something extra for leap day babies. plus, as we count down for the return of nbc's hit show the blindspot, cat greenleaf gets the coop from its stars.
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the very popular show blind spot returns with new episodes. >> cat greenleaf gets more on lk stoop. >> sullivan stapleton. >> yes. >> last name, last name. do people often say stapleton sullivan. >> no. llsi sully. >> now i'm getting sully a lot because of of the big blue monster. >> you should be the most -- it's your name. claim it. own it. except in blindspot, the hit smash show, you're kurt weller. >> why was she dropped in times square and why is my name tattooed on her back? >> agent.
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>> part of the fbi. we discover a case in times square. she's jane doe. a totally naked gorgeous woman. >> why would anybody want to watch that? >> i know. the tattoos all sorts of cases. >> when i first read about the show. had a irdwe moment of thinking, wouldn't it be amazing to erase it all and start over which is crazy becau i like the lif that i have. so infrequently do you get to -- in a way youlike. no one wants to wake up with an erased memory. do you ever fantasize it could be totally different. i didn't have all that baggage. >> -- >> you're awfully zen. why? >> i just freaked out. >> why? >> because i just said that. i had a green juice.
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avid a green juice, i'm like can somebody hook me up with some pancakes. >> or vodka. >> vodka, pancakes. it's a specialty of ours. the vodka pancake. >> wow. this is great. i love this interview. >> you say that like you don't really love it. >> keep talking all day. >> really? i think we've gotten real work done here today. thank you very much stapleton man. >> thanks, cat. you can watch a full half hour of talk stoop with cat greenleaf every sunday night at 9:00 on cozy tv. tomorrow marks leap day. if it's also your birthday, you feel shorted. >> since february 29th only comes once every four years, one pizza franchise is offering leapers a little something extra. pizza hut posted on the facebook page that leap day babies can come sp in on monday for a free personal pan pizza. the post says the offer is to
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to claim your pizza, you have to bring a government issued photo i.d. >> there you go. next at 7:00, a check of the forecast plus our top stories.
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now on "today in new york," the search for the driver who struck and killed a man in the bronx and fled the scene. >> plus, a big win for hillary clinton down south as both sides
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super tuesday. donald trump in a fight with new york's attorney general. why the presidential candidate, ha prompted him to take aim. >> welcome to "today in new york." it's sunday morning, i'm gus rosendale. i'm pat battle. glad you could join us on this beautiful sunday morning. a little chilly now. 39 degrees. we promise it's going to get better. we'll let raphael deliver on that promise. >> it gets much better as the day goes on. 39 outside right now. headed into the 50s to near 60 degrees later on today. on storm tracker, a nice quiet picture on a sunday morning. we like to see sunshine already out there. mperatures are in the 30s and 20s t doesn't feel like spring just yet. you have to wait about six hours or so to really get there. 39 right now in central park. it's 36 staten island. 37 jfk. looking at 38 in middle village. temperatures in the 20s and 30s well north and west of town. monticello at 23. 26 in bridgewater. 36 already in white plains. the temperatures will jump up
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look at your day planner, 39 right now. a cool start. bright and mild by lunchtime. into the 50s by noon. a high of 58 today. some will see 60 west of here. each at 6:00 p.m., 54 degrees getting ready for the spring day. we have rain we're tracking, several chances in fact. we'll have that in the seven-day forecast in a few. police are searching for the suspect in a deadly hit and run. around 1:30 this morning a driver hit a 63-year-old man on webster avenue at the entran to the cross bronx expressway. the driver took off from the scene. the victim was pronounced dead. people released balloons
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services in honor of tim o'donnell and his daughter, a 5-year-old. o'donnell was a popular high school teacher. i really feel sorry for the whole family. i will keep them in my prayers to get the strength that they need. >> 36-year-old scott hahn admitted he was high on adderall when he rear ended o'donnell's car on monday on the new jersey turnpike sending it headfirst into oncoming traffic. he's now facing manslaughter and vehicular homicide charges. now decision 2016 hillary clinton won the south carolina democratic primary by a 3 to 1 margin over bernie sanders. the victory puts her in the driver's seat heading into super tuesday. clinton is leading the polls in every state, except for sanders' home state of vermont. sanders is still confident he can take the campaign to the
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>> over 800 delegates are there. we intend to win many, many of them. >> we are going to compete for every vote in every state, we are not taking anything and we're not taking anyone for granted. >> on republican side, the candidates hit the super tuesday stage yesterday in their push for delegates. marco rubio continuing his assault on donald trump and donald trump campaigned with governor chris christie in arkansas and tennessee. the big showdown will be in texas where a lot of polls are suggesting favorite. bernie sanders, john kasich the press." also appearing, chris christie talking about his endorsement of donald trump. you can tch meet the press after our 10:00 newscast. donald trump took time tout from picking on his competition for the republican nomination to trum is being sued by
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relation ttrumo university. he also mad contrersial comments about an hispanic judge who is working sn one of the lauitsws michael george has details. >> i built a great business. >> reporter: at a speech in arkansas, donald trump accused a judge overseeing a class action lawsuit against him of being hostile and biased. >> i believe he happens to, e spanish, which is fine. he's hispanic, which is fine. and we haven't asked for a recusal. which we may do. we have a judge who is very hostile. >> trump's comments come as he's under fire for trump university, an online real estate school. some students claim they were misled and paid tens of thousands of dollars for a substandard education. trump university is now facing three lawsuits, including one by new york attorney generic schneiderman who called the school a scam. trump had choice words for him as well. >> the attorney general, his name is eric schneiderman, not respected in new york, doing a
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electable in new york. but who knows? >> trump also implied the lawsuit against him is politically motivated. schneider man responded saying i will not engage in a debate about ongoing litigation, but there's no place for racial demagoguery at members of the judiciary. >> michael george, "today in new york." sfliefrmt the fire mantoloking fire chief i s recovering from a heart attack. >> fire chief larry gillman was helping to put out a house fire. you can see it was a big fire. that fire tore through the 2 1/2 story home. mantoloking spokeswoman says he collapsed while fighting the fire. he was revived and rushed to the hospital. now we're told he's awake and with his family. the cause of the fire still unknown. the search is on for a gunman. friends and family left flowers, balloons and candles outstde east coast sneaker boutique. a co-owner of the store was shot
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around 9:00 friday night. friends say he went by the nickname mulli. rapper verbz recently filmed a viondeo in his store. >> he's one of the best people you could know. street guy. none of that stuff. he was a clown. >> if you have any information on this shooting, please call police. police in virginia are mourning the loss of a rookie police officer killed on the first day on the job. officer ashley -- she was shot domestic violence call in prince william county. two other officers were wounded. police say the suspect, a military serviceman killed his wife and ambushed police as they approached the home. they did take that shooter into custody. tensions are high in salt lake city after an officer-involved shooting there. police say, two of their officers fired their service weapons while responding to the call of an assault.
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details. witnesses say the shooting victim is a 16-year-old boy. police haven't released the identity or condition of that person. >> protesters were stabbed when clashed with the ku klux klan in california. one person is still wanted by police. there was a planned protest. investigators say a klansman stabbed one of the protesters. police arrested three counter protesters seen stomping a klans man. a kansas community will try -- gather together. a town hall meet for the will be today after a church service. the city is now using the phrase hesston strong as he try to heal from the fraj straj di. hall's ex-girlfriend is facing charges for supplying the weapons. with the spring-like weather, you may be anything
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coming up, some tips to turn your comfort food into joy food. that will jump-start your diet much. we love that. we love the spring-like weather coming our way. back to the 60s in some spots today. we're also tracking a snow potential later on this week. we'll have the details in your
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sun shining over the brooklyn bridge this morning.
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just under 40 degrees. a good start and great things to come. >> you like the warm weather, winter weather lovers won't be happy today. >> they've had their share. >> they had their turn. >> had enough. had enough winter. moving on to spring. last day of february, temperatures will be trending well above average. it will feel like an april day today. many of us are happy about that. a beautiful shot of the brooklyn bridge. sunshine and we have lots of blue skies out there this morning. temperatures already on the rise. 39 right now. mostly sunny skies in central park. even though it's a little chilly right now. we will feel like spring for much of the day today. quick shower possible tomorrow morning. no big deal there. mild for days. we'll see that in the seven day forecast. we're not worrying about rain or snow today. clear skies across long island. a wider view . this is a cold front trekking across the country today. a quick mover. not a lot of moisture.
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morning, not a lot going on. maybe light rain showers. side. northwest new jersey, these are some of the coldest spots i could find this morning. ey're not that bad. 27 in walpack. 32 in califon. 34 in sparta. again, 39 in central park and long island and also a 37 in islip. 36 in farmingdale. you can see our first forecast shows it's 39. cool right now. but watch as temperatures jump through the 40s through the morning if you miss it. we're back to the 50s already by lunchtime. we spent most of the day into the 50s. it will be breezy and bright. 4:00 p.m. temperature of 58 degrees. 7:00 tonight, still mild for your oscar party. 52. breezy, under mostly clear skies. you can see on future tracker, headsng into 9:00 a.m., lots of sunshine here. through the day, it stays quiet. 4:00 p.m., sunshine continues frs.om the hudson valley across long island. a beautiful day taking shape.
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around 7:00, the clouds start to filter in. you see a few rain showers by 8:00, 9:00. mainly north and west of new york city. i think the morning commute is dry. maybe even go without the umbrella if you live in new york city and areas south and east. the rain is gone by lunchtime. crossing the city. look what happens as we head towards the evening commute. dry once again. 6:00 p.m. if you can get away without the umbrella, probably a good bet from new york city south and east. north and west, may be a little bit f rain for the commute. here's a look at the seven-day forecast. 58 for a high today. some may see 60 to the west of new york city, northeast new jersey. tomorrow, showers early on and drying out. breezy, still mild there with a high near 60. tuesday cooler with showers on wednesday with a high of 50 degrees. a slight chance of snow towards the end of the week. the spring weather doesn't last too long. you can see temperatures in the 30s by friday. you want to stay up to date with the news 4 app.
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you can see t he latest forecast. us e the interactive radar and learn how to submit your own weathe video. the app is available in the app store right now. pat, over to you. >> raphael, even though we're experiencing spring-like temperatures, we know that winter is a time when we want comfort food. wh at if you get the taste of your favorite dishes without the calories? hour favorite nutritionist joy bauer joins us with recipes she's reconstructed to make us very happy. good morning, joy. >> good morning, pat. very happy. >> i love, love, this poock. book. from junk food to joy food. >> this is just so relatable, i think, is a good word for it. people say all the time, oh, yes if you add this instead of this, you make it look good too. >> at the end of the day, diets don't work because they don't include all of the foods we love.
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enchiladas and chocolate milkshakes. >> i've slimmed down and health fieed the foods we like. we can enjoy and still lose weight, lower your blood pressure and cholesterol, ease aches and pains. >> i love it. health fieed. >> i don't want to give up brownies. how can you make a brownie taste good with black beans in it? you've done it. you've laid it out, have picture of the not so great thing. >> the junk food. >> and then joy food. looks more appetizing. >> it's amazing to see when you taste the foods, even though they're so much slimmer, a fraction of the original junk food calories, you still have the traditional classic flavors. it's doable. >> let's talk about some of them. >> very, very simple. >> none of them are more than a page. it's really noticeable. let's talk about examples in the book. we want to show people. if the picture, believe me, is worth a thousand bites. this is mac and cheese.
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>> 1310 calories. that's when you get when you order mac and cheese in a restaurant. it's a pile of starchy noodles, butter, milk, cream, full fat cheese. the joy food version, just with a few swaps, a full cup and a half is only 419 calories. all i did was used whole grain pasta, i did reduced fat dairy and a dry mustard, hot sauce, soy sauce, all these out of the box flavor and ingredients come together and it's indulgent and creamy. real mac and cheese. >> the soy sauce. never heard that one. >> i played around with ingredients until i nailed it. when i say nailed it, my daughter who is an addict had to give it a five-star rating. she did. it took me a few tries, but what you saw up there -- >> i think it's top notch.
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>> let's talk about the next recipe. chicken parm. it's egg and breadcrumbs in a vat of oil, it's fried. this is about 1,000 calories. that's before you consider the pasta. this is the junk food version. check out mine. this is the joy food version. looks the same. all i have done is grilled or baked up breaded chicken and topped it with lots of delicious sauce, hard skin mozzarella cheese and oregano. it's delicious. this version is only 310 calories. pat, you know what, you have a lot of room now for pasta. >> yes and whole grain, of course. >> absolutely. >> the joy food way. you have a recipe for one of my favorite, pizza. >> a slice of new york, about 500 calories.
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there or meatballs. my version is only 172 calories for the whole pie. this is very cool. all i do is take a whole grain tortilla and i toast it under the broiler for four minutes. i top it with cheese and whatever toppings that you want, put vegetables and all sorts of seasonings on that, melt it auto i gooey, you could eat two. if you're hungry, you could eat three and still feel valiant. >> who eats one slice of pizza ever, right? >> this, since it's 7:00 in the morning, when you go to a diner and you get a stack of pancakes, which we love, with some butter and syrup, about 750 calories. it's going to skyrocket your blood sugar. this version, my joy version, i call them protein pancakes, this is only 275 calories for the stack and it's got 20 grams of protein.
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keep you feeling full for hours afterwards. this is the easiest recipe ever. just oats, some egg whites, a dash of vanilla extract. a little bit of sugar. i don't want people to have to put syrup on top and ground cinnamon. that's it. >> top it with fresh fruit. you've got a beautiful, nutritious and delicious, i want a bite. >> eat the brownie. >> i was holding out for that. i'm swapping calories, i'm going for the brownies. >> the junk food version, you go into a coffee shop and get a small square, at least 300 calories. pat, my baby is only 120 calories. it's got two grams of fiber. there's a secret ingredient. >>let see if i can taste it. >> break a piece off. >> i'll break it off. >> i might have to join you. >> you notice i went for the edges. i'm an edge girl. >> you like the crispy outside. >> what's in there? what is the secret ingredient
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deliciousness. >> black beans. >> this is a boxed cake mix, brownie mix. i take a boxed brownie mix. instead of the oil and egg, i put in a can of pure aid black beans and they come out like this. >> delicious. joy bauer, thank you so much. thank you for the brownies. it's called junk food -- i'm still chewing. junk food to joy food. these are delicious. joy, thank you so much for joining us. >> thank you, pat. you're the best. >> you're the best.
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the world trade center transportation hub is set to open to the public. >> the grand opening won't be so grand. the long awaited transportation center is scheduled to officially open on thursday. what's really opening is a portal to a mostly vacant space. doemt expect ribbon-cuttings or speeches, it's plagued by financial issues. >> just hoping that this becomes a source of revenue or source of life, a source of owe re revitalization of this part of the city. >> it looks pretty empty hntil the retail shops come in, in out six months. it will provide service to a path train line.
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officials are making lumber available to build bluebird houses. once you make them, you're asked to monit?r it and give updates to the state wildlife divisions. the lumber is available in burl ton, franklin and marlboro. they hope it boosts the dwindling bluebird population. we'll have the latest on the top stories next. plus, cruise passengers head back to shore a. what prompted a troubled ship to come back home. sunshine and temperatures near 60 degrees later on today. how long will the mild weather last. could there be more snow in our future.
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early on a sunday morning, 39 degrees. but the temperature is going to improve remarkably later today. welcome back to "today in new york." i'm pat battle. i'm gus rosendale. maybe the end of february, but today is going to be all about getting outside. raphael miranda in the storm team 4 weather center with details. >> a bite full sunday to spend time ould, especially this afternoon. it's a beautiful day, off to a great start. lake hopatcong, new jersey. thanks to the cameras from weather underground, a beautiful start in new jersey. we are going to feature plent of i sunshine throughout the day. live radar, not much going on. just some cloudiness in
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as you plan your day today, cool right now, 39. we have 30s in many suburbs. back into the 50s by lunchtime. look at that delightful high temperature. 58 degrees. well above average. definitely a spring fling going on and sunshine continues through the afternoon. each by 6:00 p.m. still feels nice. 54 degrees. again, we're tracking the potential for colder weather and maybe even snow the next seven days. we'll look at the forecast in a few. pat and gus, over to you. >> raphael, thank you. happening right now, investigators searching for a driver in a deadly hit and run in the bronx. >> lori bordonaro is at the scene and joins us with the latest on the accident and the investigation. the hunt for that driver. >> reporter: gus, that deadly accident happened right here llbehind me on the cross bronx expressway, right here on the ramp at webster avenue. police say that a 63-year-old man was crossing the street at about 1:30 this morning when he was hit by a black suv. that man was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
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now police are searching for him and right now we have a little information other than it is a black suv and pat and gus, most likely that vehicle had front-end damage. police are asking anyone who may have any information or may have seen what happened here on this ramp to give them a call. back to you. >> lori bordonaro in the bronx. thank you. in new jersey, ten people have been left homeless by a fire in bayonne. it happened on avenue e on a three-story building. residents say a passerby warned the people living there that their building was on fire. they grabbed what they could and rushed outside. >> everybody started screaming and house is on fire. we ran out of the house. >> how bad was this fire? >> it was horrible. it was absolutely horrible. the corner house was completely engulfed by the time i got out. >> two firefighters received minor injuries while battling the blaze. the cause of the fire still under investigation. a school building in
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electrical fire may not be ready to hold classes tomorrow. it houses success academy charter school and five other schools lost power after flames broke out in the basement on thursday night. success is accusing the city of not doing enough to reopen the school. news 4 cameras spotted crews making repairs at the school yesterday. this is the latest dispute, by the way, between mayor de blasio and the success academy founder. they previously sparred over the pre-k contract and space in public buildings for the school. the rapper known at stew deez fired a gun outside -- his real name is stewart house allegedly opened fire in patchogue thursday night. it broke up a fight going on in the parking lot. he's charged with reckless endangerment and criminal possession of a weapon. nobody was injured in this. this morning, there's concern that an oil spill may have contaminated the bronx river. an oil tanker or truck spilled about 2100 gallons of home
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yonkers. this was outside an apartment building. the fire department spent hours cleaning up that mess. but they didn't get all that oil. 600 gallons made it into a storm drain that empties into the bronx riverment. the search continues for a missing passenger of a plane last weekend. the man was on board the plane flying to long island from massachusetts last saturday. three others on board were rescued. divers have been searching for him every day since. officers are also using sonar in boats. this weekend, friends and family joined that search. >> i feel numb and i say how come my son is not here. a stude pilot was at the controls when the plane had difficulty. the instructor took over before it crashed. with a storm brewing offshore, royal caribbean is calling in a ship b ck to shore.
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the company tweeted they're canceling the cr se on the anthem of the seas, so they will return to cape liberty new jersey. royal caribbean is not taking any chances this time. you probably remember the headlines from a few weeks ago when it was caught in a wild storp. forcing that trip to come to an early end. yoko ono is back home after being treated for what is described as flu-like symptoms. her son sean lennon tweeted about her release last night. he thanked everyone for their concern. the 83-year-old artist and singer went to the hospital on the advice of her doctor last wesm. former new york city mayor david ding ins is beginning his second week in the hospital pneumonia. the 88-year-old former mayor still in intensive care at new york presbyterian hospital. the good news, he's sounding better every day. he was the city's first black mayor serving from k990 to 1993. overseas, a cease-fire appears to be holding.
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relatively quiet today. there are reports of some violations. despite attacks by isis which is not part of the cease-fire. a u.n. envoy calls the situation quite reassure. reformists continue to make dramatic gains in iran's election. it could strengthen rouhani's efforts to expand foreign trade and investment. the final results expected on monday. still ahead on this sunday morning, storm team 4 meteorologist raphael miranda returns with a check of today's forecast. maybe some of the best news of the day.
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time to go across the street to check in with jeff and erica to find out what's coming up on weekend todd at 9:00. good morning. just ahead here on a sunday morning. it may be sunday but all the political world is firmfully on super tuesday. hillary clinton posting an easy win in south carolina. scrambling to low down donald trump. we're hearing interesting rather juvenile insults from that side as well. we'll take a closer look at what's happening there with full
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>> also, just in time for pat battle's oscar party at her house tonight, all eyes there. glory, controversy, we're going to break it all down for you. >> when it comes to learning about the past, sometimes you have to look as far as your own family. sheinelle recently sat down with grandparents for a really moving and in-depth look at the family history. >> speaking of politics, presidential politics fighting like dogs. these contenders are a cat and yes, that dog. bring you into that battle. >> big cat, by the way. it looks like my cat, velvet. she spread as she got older. >> just like me. >> we do spread as we get older, don't we? >> right. >> velvet, that's a great name for a cat. >> my sister named her. >> see you in a little bit. >> thank you guys. >> thanks. >> rafi is here with a look at
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>> there's changes -- we're going to enjoy today first. pacing ourselves. lots of sunshine out there on the gwb. temperatures flirting with 40 already. it's 39 right now. we have mostly sunny skies all around the region. let's look at the weather headlines. the spring fling later this afternoon, tracking a quick shower later tomorrow morning. that should be gone by the afternoon. that's a brief rain chance. then it stays mild for days. we'll see that in the seven-day forecast. a live look at storm tracker. cl uds in westchester and rockland countys. down the jersey shore, looking great in long branch and toms river. the next weather maker, a weak cold front that will track east throughout the day today and tonight. it arrives here tomorrow late morning. very light showers. you can see not a lot going on here. relatively -- also temperatures are in the 30s in westchester county.
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33 in armonk. 34 degrees and 37 in sleepy hollow and tarrytown. temperatures in the 20s. we have a cold spot in monticello, a 25 degrees. 26 in bridgewater. considering it's february, late february, we could see temperatures much more brutal than this. as you plan your evening, look at this turn around. no more 30s here. in fact, we're coasting in the 50s through 7:00. through 9:00 p.m. it will be breezy but a mild breeze. it's comfortable and not too bad. the temperatures still in the upper 40s. we stay in the 40s overnight tonight. no more 30s into your monday morning. here's a look at future tracker throughout the rest of the day. you can see it's a high pressure day. sunshine continues through the afternoon. this is 4:00 p.m. if you have to go outside, this is when it feels really great with temperatures in the low 60s for the west of town. overnight tonight, nothing much going on. again, this is monday morning. it is a dry commute in the city. as you head north and west, showers will stream in during
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orange county, sullivan county. showers arrive but in new york city, around 10:00, 11:00. you can probably do without the umbrella each though there's light rain in the forecast. this is the evening commute at 6:00. all the rain has moved offshore. >> let's look at the seven-day forecast with ups and downs coming our way. 59 tomorrow. showers early on. drying out by the end of the day. 52 on tuesday. more rain on wednesday. temperatures still above naverage. thursday is cooler and then friday looks to be the day where we could see some snow showers and temperatures in the 30s. big drop temperaturewise by the end of the week. you want to stay up to date with the "news 4 new york" app. select the weather tab. you can see the latest forecast. use the interactive radar and submit your own weather video. the it's available in the app store right now. pat and gus over to you. >> coming up on "today in new york," are you thinking about soaking up this great weather outdoors? you might want to bring a book.
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time for bill's books. >> bill goldstein sat down with kerry barrett with this week's good reads. >> so this week we have everything from adventures across the pond to a deep examination into poverty in america. bill goldstein breaking it down in this week's bill's books. good to have you with us. >> thank you, kerry. nice to see you.
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>> this is a book by matthew desmond. a professor at harvard who last ye rar won an award. this is a book about eviction, evicted. he spent 2008 and 2009 embedded with eight families, some black, some white, and it's a combination of his deep reporting of these people's lives as well as all of the statistical arm tur about how devastating eviction and the loss of one as home and the fragility of renters to keep their home as the economy has changed over the years and how eviction under lies and is interwoven with intractable social problems and we somehow don't pay attention to the plight of these renters and really if we did, if we gave people more of a stable home, had programs that really would expand on the programs that already are in existence, so many of the other problems might be solved.
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picture of these people's lives, which he's so good on the details of their lives, their families, their struggles and also, as i say, with the statistics. what comes through as he argues is, do we believe shat housing, dee september house cent housing is a right in america. i was intrigued during the republican debate earlier this week when ben carson said health care is not a right but it is a responsibility. so how do you frame that question and, again, in the humane way that matthew desmond does. it's a devastating book and wonderful and worth reading. devastating but uplifting in ways. >> yes. because he points ways to solutions and i ge you to read through the book to the humane postscript about his own story because it's a surprising personal story that comes in at the end.
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>> this could not be any more different from evicted. >> this is bill brieson, he's hilarious and great. he wrote the book, a walk in the woods made into a movie with robert redford last year. he's written many books. he's an american transplanted to england and lived there for a number of years. this is a follow-up to a book he wrote 20 years ago called notes on a small island. he takes time and goes around england and he's in london, of course, then to other small towns. he walks through a lot of it. it's a hilarious, magnificent, wonderful tour of this strange and wonderful country where he's talking about the danger, for example of cow attacks which makes the news in britain. it's a problem there. it's a lovely book. you will laugh on every page and love spending time with bill brison. finally, a doubter's almanac.
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>> he's from kay nan. emperor of the arrow owe he's a medical doctor who is also a writer. he doesn't practice as a doctor. this is a doubter's almanac will a math me tags tigs, a bril yapt mathematician and the legacy of his brilliance and his problems as a father, as a husband. he's a terrible man in so many ways, although he's a tortured genius. i love the innovative structure of it and the way the story is fold told of the father and then by the son, so that the relationships in this family come to a fore. >> there are formulas on the page. i- pay no attention to those. i'm a mathematical dunst. if i could understand and care about it, anybody could. i'm always fascinated by a main character who is so despicable that you hate him at every turn and yet you cannot stop reading about him.
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really is best at doing. making you care about people you didn't think you could possibly care about. >> very good. as always, great to have you with us. >> thank you so much. >> if you have a question for bill, e-mail him at>bill's books at nbc uni.com. you can find a list of the recommendations on our website. nbcnewyork.com/books. coming up on "today in new york," a record breaking night for golden state warrior. that story. >> that story and more when john
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the dream mvp season continues for golden state's steph curry. the warriors guard broke his own nba single season record in oklahoma city. hitting his 287th three-pointer this year. if that wasn't enough, with the game tied in overtime, curry had a long distance game winner. that shot tied another nba record of 12 three-pointers in one game. the warriors went on to beat the thunder, 121-118. wow. he's an amazing athlete. >> the rest of the sports here. peyton manning rumors and a strong showing for the mets in spring training >> here's john chandler with your highlights. good morning everybody. if you thought the mets starting rotation was impressive last year, think about a healthy steven mattson, seth wheeler. to harvey did he gram. that could happen come july.
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mound for the first time s ince tommy john surgery. it was only ten pitches pitches from the front of the mound. hardly seems like fanfare, right? no to this promising young righty, this was important. the mets didn't rush matt harvey back from tommy john surgery and they don't plan to push wheeler too soon either. yesterday was a first step in his on-field comeback. >> as small as it was, it's a big milestone. sort of what you're working for, to get back on the mound. even if it was like seven throws off the front of the mound. it's still feet on the dirt. getting back up a little bit. >> meanwhile, the yankees chapman are waiting for baseball commissioner rob manford to rule on the closer's domestic violence case. they may be waiting a while. the union president says he's not sure if it gets decided before opening day. everything suggests this is the end of the line for peyton manning, including a denver post red port saturday night which says
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quarterback will retire. according to multiple reports, manning has not yet informed the broncos of his decision. it's expected he'll do so by the end of next week. he has to make the call before march 9th when his $19 million salary kicks in. still, he could be leaning towards calling it a career. an 18-year first ballot hall of fame career. stingy is how henrik lundqvist have treated opponents of late. blue shirts allowed two goals or less in 9 of the last 13 games. more impressive, they kept the high octane stars in check. you have to get creative against an offense this good. really seeing the puck well these days, isn't he? stuck in his visor. good for a laugh. rangers up 2-1 in third when the stars get even. he gets wide open and buries the puck from the left circle. watch him sneak it over the shoulder of henrik lundqvist. we're all tied up at 2-2.
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someone to play hero. that role seems to suit kevin kline just fine. rangers keep the puck in and he rips it home. lundqvist protects the lead finishing with 36 saves. in a 3-2 rangers win. college hoops, rutgers loses to northwestern. that's now 31 straight conference losses for the scarlet knights. this afternoon st. john's is on the road taking on creighton and big one for -- a big one for see ton hall hosting fifth ranked xavier at the rock in jersey. should be bedlam there. for "today in new york," i'm john chandler. tomorrow marks leap day. if it's your birthday, you may feel shorted. >>nu since it only comes once every four years, one pizza franchise is hosting a special. >> leap day babies can come into participating stores on monday for a free personal pan pizza.
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to claim your pizza, though, you have to bring a government-issued photo i.d., proof that you are indeed a leap baby. >> not messing around. a check of the forecast plus our top stories, including this. >> reporter: i'm lori bordonaro live in the bronx where police are searching for a hit and run driver who struck and killed a 63-year-old man. the latest coming up when "today
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now on "today in new york," police in the bronx search for an suv after a hit-and-run crash that killed a 63-year-old man. >> plus an update on a new jersey fire chief. hospitalized after a massive firefight. clinton clinches south carolina and all eyes now turn to super tuesday. good morning. welcome to "today in new york" on this sunday morning. the last sunday in this month much february. is it? >> yes. abd solutely. >> tomorrow is the 29th. it's a leap year, though. >> it makes sense you're confused by the calendar. because of the weather. raphael miranda taking us through that. and validating his -- >> good morning guys. it feels like late march or early april this afternoon with temperatures into the 50s and maybe some 60s. right now, it's still cool outside. so dress for that. you can see on storm tracker, sunshine shaping to be a beautiful weekend day. high pressure in control on this sund a.
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little bit. up to 40 now in middle village. ho in 40 in jfk. staten island, we're back up to 37 degrees. 39 in central park. not all too cold this morning. even monticello up to 28 degrees. it's 38 already in white plains. going to be a great day for a jog. you can see in the day planner, a cool start turns into a mild afternoon. by lunch, we're back in the 50s. bright skies and a mild feel. mild breeze all afternoon long. today's high temperature, look at that. well above average. this is just the beginning. we've got this trend for days of above average weather. we'll look at that coming up in the seven-day forecast. pat and gus, over to you. >> raphael, thank you. happening now, the search continues this hour for the driver in a deadly hit and run in the bronx. bordonaro joins us from mount hope with what we know about the lori? >> reporter: gus and pat, we've just learned the victim is
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he was crossing the street here on the ramp to the cross bronx expressway right near webster avenue when he was struck and killed. the deadly accident happened at about 1:30 this morning. police say they are looking for a bla's suv but right now, that is all they have to go on. they say that driver hit cop contreras and took off. there are streetlights on the entrance here. there are two signs that say turn your headlights on. it's not clear if that driver had trouble seeing the victim. police out here asking anyone who may have any information about this accident to come forward. back to you, pat and gus. >> lori bordonaro, with the update. thank you. this morning, the mantoloking fire chief is recovering from a heart attack he suffered while pat willing a massive fire on the jersey shore. larry gillman was helping to put out a house fire when it happened. you can see the flames tearing
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fire crews from several communities were on the scene. gillman collapsed while fighting the fire but was revived, rushed to the hospital. he's been awake, talking to his family. meantime, the cause of the fire still unknown. now to decision 2016. >> it was hillary clinton by a landslide. it put her in the driver's seat heading into super tuesday. clinton is leading the polls in every state except sanders home state of vermont. still, sanders is confident he can take his campaign to the white house. >> tuesday over 800 delegates are at stake and we intend to win many, many of them. >> we are going to compete for every vote in every state we are not taking anything and
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granted. >> marco rubio continued his assault on trump in alabama and georgia trump campaigned with governor christie. the big showdo will be in texas where many polls suggest ted cruz is the favorite. bernie sanders, john kasich and ted cruz will join chuck todd today on "meet the press" after our 10:00 newscast. donald trump took a brief break from slamming his gop opponents to target new york's attorney generic schneider. this coming astrum p is under fire. some students claim they were misled and paid tens of thousands of dollars for a substandard education. trump university is facing three separate lawsuits including one brought by schneiderman who called the school a scam. trump fired back at a rally in
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schneiderman is not respected in new york and doing a terrible job, end quote. he also criticized a judge who is hispanic and says he's hostile and biased. >> i believe he happens to be spanish, which is fine. he's hispanic, which is fine. and we haven't asked for a recusal. which we may do. we have a judge who is very hostile. he accused trump of racial demagoguery. it was an emotional goodbye to a father and daughter who were killed. they re eased balloons in their honor. he was a popular high school teacher and students came to pay respects. >> what was he it like in school when this happened? >> it's been very quiet. everyone is very sad. >> 36-year-old scott happ admitted to being high an adderall when he rear end the
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he faces several charges. also in new jersey, the search on for a gunman who shot anoud killed a store owner. friend and family left flowers, balloons and candles outside the store. a co-owner of that store, jamaal gaines was shot to death outside the store 9:00 friday night. he went by a nickname. he loved music. roughriders rapper verbz recently filmed a music video in his store. >> t he was one of the best people that you could . not any kind of gang banger or street guy. none of that stuff. he was a clown. he will always make you laugh. >> if you have any information on the shooting, please call police. police in virginia mourning the loss of a rookie officer killed on her first day on the job. fellow officers and firefighters lined the streets to salute the newly sworn officer who was killed in the line of duty.
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to a domestic violence call this she was shot and killed. two other officers were wounded. the suspect, a military serviceman, killed his wife and ambushed officers as they approached the home. they did take him into custody. >>. tensions high in salt lake city after an officer-involved shooting there. two of their officers fired their service weapons responding to a call for an assault. police haven't released many details. but witnesses say victim is a 16-year-old boy. police haven't released his iden tity or his condition. in california, a ku klux klan march ended in violence. police are still looking for one person involved. three protesters were stabbed yesterday in anaheim. people attacked klansman when they arrived for a planned demonstration. police arrested one klansman for stabbing a person as well. three counter protesters were seen stomping another klansman. >> there will be a special church service for
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community where a gunman went on a shooting spree. he killed three of his co-workers on thursday. the city there using the phrase hesston strong as they try to heal from the tragedy. hall's ex-girlfriend face charges for giving him the weapons used in that attack. a cease-fire appears for to be holding syria. the streets were relatively calm the first day of that truce. they remain relatively quiet today. there are reports of violations and sporadic fighting. despite attacks by isis which are not part of the cease-fire, a u.n. envoy calls it quite reassuring. reformists continue to make gains in iran's election. friday's votes could strengthen president rouhani's efforts to expand his country's foreign trade and investmnt. final results expected monday. after the break on "today in new york," the news 4 i-team revealing how easy it is for prisoners to smuggle cell phones into one of the largest and most infamous jails in new york city.
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are we done with winter weather the next few days? we'll let you know in the storm
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beautiful look at the brooklyn bridge early on a sunday morning. 39 degrees. bustt it's going to get better. i bet -- as we speak, these are some of the folks that are running past us.
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rockefeller center. all 66 flights. it's all for a good cause. the climb to the top annual event benefits the national m.s. society. they're raising money for multiple sclerosis. the elite climbers started at 6:30 this morning followed by first responders. if you listen closely, gus, you can hear them hitting the stairs behind us there. this is the 8th year, by the way, for this event. >> i feel good about myself when i walk two flights up to the calf tier wra. >> -- i can't. >> they've got a beautiful day. >> top of the rock behind us. sunshine, blue skies. it is cool right now. but not too bad. 39 degrees already. headed back into the 40s later on throughout the morning and 50s and maybe even 60s by the end of the day. yesterday was still on the chilly side. stuck in the low 40s at best. look at the tappan zee there.
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in westchester and rockland county. 39 in central park. let look at the weather headlines. the spring fling starts, it will feel like it this afternoon and stays like spring for a few days. quick shower tomorrow. another chance much rain heading towards the middle of the week. clouds passing through areas nog rth of new york city. putnam county, dutchess county, you're seeing cloudiness. no rain in the vicinity. that's good news as you make your outdoor plans. this is our next rainmaker. a cold front moving through the midwest right now. it's going to track on east over the next day or so. it arrives here tomorrow late morning, early afternoon. i'll explain what that means in a second. temperatures are bumping up in red bank. 39 degrees. 38 in wood bridge. jersey temperatures in the 50s. it's 39 in princeton. we're looking at 40 already in islip. this is just the beginning of a warmup. it gets better hour by hour. you can see that in your first forecast. right now, 39 degrees. loads of sun.
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then yes, we coast in the 50s. after lunchtime, this is the best time to be outside. right through 4:00 p.m. 58 degrees. breezy. it's a delightful warm breeze out of southwest. this evening at 7:00, it's dark out. 52 degrees. no jackets needed today. around 9:00 this morning, again, quiet weather goes on through the afternoon. this is 4:00 p.m. mostly sunny. jumping ahead now, tomorrow morning, 7:00 a.m. on your monday. your commute is dry. we have one dry commute. but then the rain moves in. just after you're getting to work around 9:00, showers moving through. by lunchtime, showers in and ar found new york city and then they're gone. as quickly as they move in, they move out. the commute is dry once again. you can probably do without the umbrella on your monday. li,ght showers. that's really about it. then tuesday is looking nice and dry. 58 for a high for today. mild and breezy. winds out of the southwest up to seven-day forecast shows
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near 60 with the early showers. breezy for your monday. tuesday a cooldown. rain possible tuesday night into wednesday. it gets colder towards the end of the week and a slight chance for snow showers by friday with temperatures back down to reality, below reality in fact. in the mid-30s. you want to stay up to date with the "news 4 new york" app. just tap the news 4 logo in the corner, select the weather tab. you can see the latest weather tab. submit your own very we are video. it's available in the app store right now. pat and gus, over to you. >> thank you, raphael. common knowledge, not permitted to have a cell phone in jail. a former riker's island prisoner says it was easy to smuggle in a phone and take video. >> speaking only to the news 4 i-team. as chris glorioso reports, the videos raise questions approximate how secure riker's
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>> you are looking at a city jail cell from a point of view rarely seen. inmates are not allowed to have phones. they're considered dangerous contraband. these cell phone videos were taken by a prisoner who said it was absurdly easy to walk this iphone 6 into riker's island. >> if it wasn't a phone and it was a weapon, it would have turned out worse. >> the former prisoner asked us not to reveal his identity. he has another criminal case and fears reprisal if he ends up back in jail. this video was taken in a holding cell outside court. he took this video, he says once he was transferred to riker's. he even points the lens at this corrections officer when he turns his back. >> why are you speaking out about how easy it was to get this cell phone inside riker's? >> i want everybody, taxpayers to see this. we're paying for them to do nothing. >> we sent the video to the new york city department of corrections. they said they take the allegations seriously.
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a week after receiving the videos, d.o.c. investigators could not confirm this is actually a riker's island holding cell. court records confirm the prisoner was jailed at riker's island. >> when inmates have cell phones with them, they're not using it to call mom on mother's day. >> the department of investigation commissioner mark peters says jails have made progress in detecting contraband with new training and protocols. last year guards confiscated 21% more contraband than the year before. cell phone recoveries were down 13%. >> would you say a cell phone is just as dangerous as a weapon? >> a cell phone in one sense can be even more dangerous than a weapon because the cell phone allows you to communicate undetected. >> contraband cell phones can get weapons in, can get drugs in, can get alcohol in. >> this is the ceo of berkeley of a new jersey
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detection systems. he does not supply city jails but hardware like this could help rid them -- i hid a phone on my person and this detector easily found it. >> the light shows the phone was stashed somewhere below my ankle and it was. >> the d.o.c. owns several phone detectors. they're made by another company. they're in the process of buying ten more. but it's not clear how this cell phone slipped through. >> seems like somebody didn't do their job. >> city council member elizabeth crowley chairs the committee overseeing riker's island. she says the videos demonstrate a failure by jail guards but also demonstrate a tired workforce. >> they're overworked. many of them are forced to not only double shifts but sometimes triple shifts. >> the former prisoner who says he took the videos told us a cell phone isn't the only illegal item that's slipped past guards. what else were you able to get into riker's? >> i was able to bring two
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>> two joints and a lighter. >> marijuana joints. >> chris glorioso, "today in new york." we asked new york's office of court administration if court security officers should have discovered the phone and contraband, we're told court officers conduct a pat-down search after they're sentenced but leave the more thorough searching to correction's guards. by the way, commissioner peters told us last week after the i-team shared the videos, jail guards did a sweep and found another contraband cell phone. if you have a story you'd like us to check out, call the news 4 tip line 866-news-244. coming up after the break, we want to help you plan your march. >> whether you're interests are wine, flowers or full bunny contact, we've got you covered with our time-out new york picks.
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month. joining us is editor of time-out new york. >> good to have you here. >> thanks. >> the be they are can be lousy or great. it marks spring. >> that's right. >> people are headed out. maybe they want a toast at the wine rye rot. >> yeah. if you're like me, the only thing you know is you love it. maybe not much else. it can be intimidating.
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seek to educate without intimidating. more than 350 kinds of wine. pairing of it. they have an app that lets you track the wines as you go. it will tell you where you can get them afterwards. that's a bummer when you find something you like and like where can i get it now? it's a cool thing that they're doing. just a nice way to learn. >> okay. this at the armory? >> at the armory on lexington avenue. >> not far from there on the east side in a couple of weeks, st. patrick's day. >> yeah. >> this is a big thing. >> it's a big thing and historic year for the parade. >> it's the first year that mayor de blasio will be marching. it's historic and double the reason to celebrate. you can celebrate irish pride on the 17th up 5th avenue and even more exciting than usual, i think. >> absolutely. it will be here on nbc as well. if you're at home watching it. as someone who came from a fire department family, my dad and uncle, for many years. everyone comes together. it will be great.
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>> this sounds like something we would dig around here. >> it's all about doughnuts. >> homer simpson would be a happy man. >> i plan to go to all three. under west -- beers and iced coffee bar. i asked if the samples were unlimited. i was told how many can you eat? >> i was told that's a challenge img going to undertake. >> marquis nightclub. >> don't usually see doughnut at a happening nightclub. >> we're down for it. the renovated macy's downtown. it's a great spot to begin with arc tech tourly. now the flower show. >> it's an annual event that everybody looks forward to. it's free running from march 20th through april 3rd.
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the theme is america the beautiful. it's the kind thing to get us into that spring state of mind. shake off winter a little bit. it's certainly worth an extra trip. >> what is full funny contact. can we talk about it on broadcast television? >> we can. it is not everyone's cup of tae. if you want to celebrate easter in an irrelevant or bonkers way. go to the clem emt on the lower east side. you can pick up as many eggs as you can while adult bunnies try to knock you over. there's bunny jousting and wrestling. >> i had this dream last night. >> it's not for everyone. >> real quick. the grand paradise. >> it's in bushwick. all based on a fantasy islands '70s type resort. you wander around. everyone has a different experience. >> carlos of time-out new york. lifeguard on duty. we appreciate it.
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almost 60 and snow on the seven-day forecast. we'll explain coming up on "today in new york." [text message alert] [crashing]
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some warm and fuzzy video to get you going. florida naming a winner in the second ever python challenge.
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1,000 people from 29 states compete to catch the most burmese pythons. >> the winning team, there they are, they bagged 33 of them. 106 were captured in all. those guys took home $5,000. that will buy you a lot of wallets. the longest python caught, 15 feet. sadly, in my estimation, about a third of them are turned into wallets and shoes and belts and handbags and stuff. these are pets that people discard after they got too big and started pythoning. they created more pythons. why the alligators don't eat them. >> we just noted on the seven-day forecast there's a 60 but a chance of snow. >> it is february. don't forget it. >> 39 degrees outside right now. as you're planning the rest of your day, back into the 40s a couple of hours.
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through the afternoon. flirting with 60. breezy and a great day to be outside. in the seven-day forecast tomorrow, mild. temperatures slowly tumbling day by day. it is towards of the end of the week. we're talking about friday here. the potential for snow showers. it will be colder by the end of the week. temperatures below average by friday. >> it's tricky. >> it's all good. >> we'll see you back here at 10:00. sit tight for open house nyc followed by "weekend today." in passion projects. we head to queens to visit an interior designer's artful and colorful space. and in new jersey, see how one designer's passion for repurchasing comes to life. plus we take a trip out west to visit the modern home of a former rocker-turned-designer, who spent years on a meticulous renovation. but first see how one man's travels and interests inspired the unique design of his new jersey home. i've always believed that your home should be a reflection

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