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not as warm but temperatures above normal. you go to the north and west, doesn't drop off that much. sussex is 54. 40s around monticello. cooler er er air trying to push on in. one area of showers now offshore. next band over the city right now. sprinkles and leading edge of it, last band of shower activity getting closer through northwest new jersey sliding through within the next 60 to 90 minutes across the area and after that clouds should break up for sunshine. the day planner may start out damp in spots if you ave to head out early, you'll need the um ella. sun and clouds the story for the afternoon. 60 at noontime forecasting a high of 63 degrees. we'll have weekend weather story in just a bit. tell us the story about traffic, lauren. >> would you like a good one or a bad one? we'll start with bad one and take a live look outside at the george washington bridge where wrapping up ad work out there.
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earlier two lanes were blocked. it looks like all lanes are almost reopened but delays into the tolls are heavy. lower level or lincoln tunnel are alternate options for you and western spur of the turnpike, disabled truck northbound before 18w tolls in the right lane and delays building through this area. we'll have more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. new this morning, a man gunned down in brooklyn. the second shooting in a matter of hours in one neighborhood. late last night someone killed man on lincoln place. hours earlier another shooting wounded two teens. "today in nep york's" katherine creag is in crown hei ts. >>ip reporter: it's one crime scene after another. terribly shocking for the people who live in this area. they have seen police officers since yesterday afternoon. there are police officers here now. we're looking at the crime scene trucr there. investigators here gathering evidence. this is where a young man, only 22 years old, was shot in the head. he did not rvive. it's unknown where the bullet came from.
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walking with two others when out of now re there was a shot that rang through the air. the victim collapsed. police are trying to figure out if he was targeted or was this a random shooting? it happened around 11:30 last night on link coln place. it took place hours after two teenagers were shot and wounded nea arby. te isenagers in the area were frantic. one woman described how a girl ra n for cover. >> she was, like, i don't want to die. i don't want to die. >> reporter: and nypd said a 14-year-old girl was shot in the calf and 18-year-old boy shot in the ankle. they were hospitalized. they are still recovering. police investigating both cases to see if they're linked but no arrests in either case yet. back to you, darlene. >> katherine creag, thank you. new this morning, speeding police suv crashed into several cars o long island after it was stolen. the freeport police suv reportedly being driven by a
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in the back seat but somehow managed to crawl to the front. the suv crashed into at least four parked cars. one of the cars was hit head-on. we're hearing this suspected car th tief was taken to the hospital with nonlife threatening injuries. now to the new jersey transit strike threat back to the negotiating table today. the commutes of hundreds of thousands of riders hang in the balance. both sides now have less than two days to reach a deal. trains could stop running sunday at midnight. "today in ne york's" tracie stra n is in newark where those lks are taking place. good morning. >> reporter: darlene, good morning to you. it really is a dooms day scenario to end the week b yause noh t only will it affect more than 4,000 new jersey transit workers, it could impact more than 100,000 commuters and they're already worried about what the monday morning ride will be. a new york waterway is one of the transportation alternatives springing into action promising
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to handle thousands of extra an mmuters if rail workers strike. new jersey transit released their contingency plan following park and ride locations but even they admit it only would accommodate some of the workers saying 60% of riders would have to fend fth themselves. keep an eye on social media this weekend. many towns and groups are already starting to organize carpools and ride shares but there are concerns about backups on the roads going to and from new york city. they have contingency plans where they will cross honor ckets in the event of a strike. they're going back to the bargaining table in just a few hours. two major sticking points event any type of agreement. we'll have more on that coming up in our next half hour. back to you. >> you'll want to stay with us today through the weekend as we'tll. head to nbcnewyork.com or download the news 4 app for the
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can get around if a strike does happen. >> you h e to prepare for th t, don't you, unfortunately. it's 5:04. we'll check traff, i a moment but first weather. >> damp in a few locations. you can see on storm tracker 4 live radar nothing heavy. hudson valley covered in rafer. northwest new jersey and again this area, this last line of shower activity sliding toward the southeast at a steady pace. i think it's out of here by abust 7:00 a.m. in the city and umost locations actually north and west sooner than that. what to expect for today. early showers. i mean very early in the morning. pre-8:00 a.m. loedok for sun to make its return. not as warm today. well above normal. we're still going to climb into the low 60s this ternoon. not too shabby. wind gusty from the northwest at 10 to 20 miles an hour at times. details on that weekend forecast coming up in a bit. let's find out the latest on the mmute. shor has it for us. here's lauren.
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a couple detours on new york city transit buses but nj transit so far so good. subway and overnight work has wrapped up. let's hope we continue to see this on monday. r the morning commute nj transit running on or close to on time. new this morning, police arrested a man they say pushed a teenaged girl on the path of a 7 train in queens. he's charged with attempted murder in last saturday's incident accused of shoving the 17-year-old girl onto the tracks. she survived because somehow she managed to wedge herself between the platform and wheels of the train. an upstate woman is behind bars accused of kidnapping two teen sisters found safe and held. amanda helman is being held
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she's a family acquaintance of the victims. investigators say the girl were found in hellman's home. a look at a solemn day in japan where people mark five years since a devastating earthquake and tsunami. a moment of silence was observed at the fukushima nuclear plant. it suffered a melt wn after the dal wavemoverwhelmed it. another ceremony was held in tokyo. that disaster is believed to have killed 18,000 people. some victi i'ms weresnever found. 5:07. today the army wlll award the rple heart to those wounded in the 2009 ft. hood terror attack. back in november of that year, major major opened fire. also happening today, the
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lady nancy reagan. 1,500 people filed past her coffin in california. today that's where first lady michelle obama will be with ree other presidential wives for mrs. reagan's funeral and shwoe'll be laid to rest with her husband. you can watch coverage of the funeral today on nbcnewyork.com. it begins at 2:00 this afternoon. let's talk polerits,s now and decision 2016 and something we have ant seen yet during this campaign. a civil debate. afs ter their showdown last night, the r moepublican candidates are in florida today. nbc's tracie potts in washington with the latest. >> reporter: donald trump expecting an endorsement today from ben carson and late last night defending his campaign manager sayrng a reportes r fabricated claims that he roughed her up leaving bruises. >> how did they get there? do you know how they got there? >> reporter: not much rough in this debate.
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it's been up here. >> reporter: they stuck to issues often three against one with trump alone on social security, cuba, taxing china, n.banning muslims and a two-state solution for rael. >> he's right about the problems an t his solutions don't work. >> reporter: marco rubio desperate to win florida holds a pro-israel rally in west p m beach this morning. >> i'm not interested in politically correct. i'm interested in being correct. >> reporter: john kasich's soon. >> only two of us have any mathematical path to get there. >> reporter: a moment of vility in what continues to be a tense race. bernie sanders is in north carolina, illinois and ohioe long day for him. hillary clinton is hoping to make ohio her midwest comeback. >> all right. tracie potts in washington. thank you. washington is talking about the glamourous dinner for the
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some famous canadians were there including michael j. fox, mike myers and ryan reynolds. during the toast, canada's new leader referred to the u.s. and his country as siblings who took different paths. >> we became the stay at home type. you grew to be more rebellious. >> after today i think it's fair to say that here in america you may well be the most popular canadian named ju in. >> reference to justin bieber who comes from tooonto. drake wasn't there. the famous canadian.t>> i didn't know that. how did i not know that? ry good. >> he's not a friend of mine or anything. it's 5:10. straight ahead, new questions about what's in a popular product that's sold by a hollywood celebrity. a fast response. firefighters search through the rubble but they now say this is not what it appears.
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this morning. what to expect for the weekend. your weather and traffic on thhe 4ons straight ahead.
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it's 5:13. four things to know this morning. we're down to less than two days until a possible new jersey dnight. talks resume today in newark. the agency says it will begin preparations for a strike today changes. also today, new safety upgrades unveiled at the flushing maik street long island railroad station including new railings and added signs. nestle recalling nearly 3 million frozen meals. the company says customers found pieces of glass in several varieties. you can find more information on ,nbcnewyork.com. and irish pride on display in newark. the city's st. patrick's day
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>> okay. 5:14. we made it to friday morni fang in good shape. we have shower activity early on thplis morning but it should exit between 7:00 to 8:00 if not soon. cooling down today but above normal with temperatures in the s. clouds roll in on sunday. if y have outdoor plans, shift them to saturday. soggy start early next week. pollen report, we've got it out there. tree pollen i same thing out toward connecticut upper 50s at brheiderport down the shore. north and west not cooling off a lot. where is cool air coming from? north and west with places like cleveland. this pocket of cooler air will work its way into the tri-state as we go on through the next 24 hours. temperatures will contin
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bounce bac t and clouds start to break up. there's more moisture lurking toward the south and west. this area has been getting pelted by heavy rain. lo yuisiana into mississippi. eventually it will move toward tennessee. this area of rain will get in here as we work our way to late sunday night into the day on moulntsay. for today, we cool it down a bit. northw inest wind gets gusty at times with mix of sun and clouds. about 63. normal high, 47. jackets needed tonight. overnight low in the city, 40 degrees. a lot of the suburbs back down into the 30s. even light coats needed after a chilly start tomorrow morning, a full day of sunshine. a beautiful looking day tomorrow. your high temperature back into the low 60s. we're in fine shape for the start of the weekend. by sunday, clouds uild in. could be a couple early showers from 4:00 in the afternoon to maybe 8:00.
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maan ppeh of steady rain comes in late sunday night overnight into monday. it's a damp, chilly day with temperatures struggling to get back to 50 degrees on monday. after that, another warmup. 62 tomorrow. once we shake morning showers, decent day. clouds, showers move in late suo nday. rain sunday night into monday. tuesday it dries out. 62. beautiful day ontwednesday. 68 and near 60 for st. patrick's day with a mix oflouds and sunshine. t's get over to lauren scala. commutewise friday morning treati us okay? >> okay if you're in long island or connecticut. a p blem in new jersey. an accident on the western spur of the turnpike northbound after 18w tolls in left lane. you can see delays heading into is area. another place you'll seeidelays is at george washington bridge. we'll take a live look. we had construction out there earlier. that's now cleared bat you do have a disabled tractor-trailer out there blocking right center lane.
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delays are five to ten minutes into upper level tolls. no delays at thedlowen level. here's connecticut turnpike. things moving along nicely. smhiooth sailing in connecticut and alternate side parking rules are in effect today. 5:17. surveillance video here helping police catch a man who slashed a woman in brooklyn. witnesses say the man came from behind and cut her in the neck with a kitchen knife yesterday morning. you can see the suspect running. pon'lice tell us the woman is expected to survive. also in brooklyn, police say they have a an responsible for the rerfdifferent stabbings. two happened wednesday night in pr itospect park. a man was attacked last month on empire boulevard.
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crime in that attack but a ctimme mother questioned whether he's the right person. >> if he's the stabber, of course i am. >> unless he has the exact same shoes and exact same clothing, we definitely got the right guy. >> since the attack, police added 1,600 additional patrols in that neighborhood. in brooklyn, a 911 call about a building collapse turned out to be a false alarm. rescue crews rushe to the area but no building had fallen. they found an emotionally disturbed man who had called for lp. turns out he was hurt while walking around a construction site. he was taken to a nearby hospital. in today's cnbc money report, the company co founded by jessica alba is firing back against accusations from "see wall street journal." the paper claims that laundry detergent contains an ingredient the company promised never to
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the honest company says it used a alternative to that ingredient and accuses "the wall street journal" of reckless reporting.il straight ahead, the local girl scout troop that turned leonardo dicaprio into their unofficial spokesperson. i-team exclusive. what's causing those winding lines driving passengers crazy at one local airport. out of this world visitor for na thsa. look at that. that's familiar, yes. you're watching "today in new york."
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nasa workers didn't have to go to a galaxy far away to get a close-up look at a "star wars" favorite. bb-8 visited the lab in pasadena, california. some say he was there for a robot play date. he was there to film a segment with social media personality. very cool. adorable. leonardo dicaprio is helping out a local girl scout group selling cookies. here's a picture of leo at the oscars last month with a nowe implying that good things will happen to people who buy cookies.
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oscar after purchasing cookies. remember chris rock had his daughter and girl scout troop come out and strong arm everyone into buying cookies. the way we all do inf ur workplace. >> not a bad audience to sell stuff to. people with plenty of money there. >> he only bought a box and he got an oscar. >> i thought truthfully speaking how many of them have cash on th asem? i don't know. >> you wouldn't think -- >> a lot in the bank. >> do girl scouts take credit cards? early on this morning we have a ch'range going on of the light rain moving on through. storm tracker 4 live radar shows light rain back into the city. spritzes across long island. not heavy rain and it will slide through by 7:00, 8:00 in most areas. clouds give way to sunshine. breezy and cooler day compared to where we've been but well above notial. 63 the expected high this afternoon. it gets chillier tonight. i think you'll notice this when
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come on? 40. 30s in the suburbs. crazy. last night i was actually in town and walking around and it was weird watching people dining outside at 7:00 at night on march 10th. weirdest thing. that ends tonight. >> okay. that's fine. thanks, chris. good morning. we'll start with good news for the commute. we'll start with trains. let's enjoy them while they are still running on or close to schedule. all doing just fine right now. live look outside at the new jersey turnpike by newark liberty airport. things are moving fine here and along most of the turnpike but western spur is shut down by 18w tolls. accident and disabled tractor-trailer out there. two problems in one spot. i'll keep a close eye on that and more details in just a few minutes. it's 5:25. just ahead at 5:30 the latest on the new jersey transit talks. >> serious allegations at a local high school. at a student says happened that is now the subject of a lawsuit. >> i'm katherine creag live in
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investigating yet another shooting here in crown heights. tragically, a young man died here. we'll also tell you about the shooting during which teenagers were running from their lives. and if you're about to head out the door, take with us with you. keep watching "today in new york." download news 4 new york app on your mobile device right now.
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new this morning, a man gunned down in a brooklyn street. the crime happening hours after someone shot two teens in the same neighborhood. plus, a suspect takes a police car on a joyride and leaves a huge mess behind. how to happened ahead. crunch time today. new jersey transit will begin preparing for a strike. the latest on talks to prevent it. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everyone. it's friday morning. it's march 11th. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm kerry barrett. good to be with you. michael is out. >> chris cimino with the forecast. >> we're in the 50s at this hour of the morning which is well above normal. should be upper 20s this time of year. oakland, 55. the city at 56. down the shore, 57. through hudson valley in 50s. there's cooler air lurking off
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leading edge of that is causing light rain. this one little area of shower activity has to push through. notice its weakening on its approach. just lighter greens meaning lighter rain. should be out of here by 7:00 in most locations. then clouds break up and give way to sunshine. breezy. not as warm today. still pretty nice. 60 by noon. forecasting a high of 63. let you know if it lingers into the weekend in just a bit. update on the commute from lauren right now. >> we'll start with good news at 5:30 a.m. we did have a closure on western spur of the new jersey turnpike heading northbound by 18w tolls. that accident just cleared. you can see those delays already eased out. nice ride here. then we take a live look outside at the george washington bridge where we also had construction this morning and a disabled tractor-trailer out there. all that cleared. delays are actually easing out. this is much better than it was a little while ago. maybe still five minutes into the tolls. next weather and traffic update on the 4s. >> thanks, lauren. 5:30 right now. the search for a killer in brooklyn.
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crown heights it happened on lincoln place just hours after and blocks away from another shooting where someone opened fire hitting two teenagers. katherine creag is in crown heights. >> reporter: a few moments ago a come got a police escort to where she lives. this area is closed off. it's a crime scene. this is where a young man tragically lost his life. the 22 year old was shot in the head. from. police tell us the victim was walking with two others when out of nowhere there was a shot that rang through the air and the victim collapsed. police are trying to figure out if he targeted or was it a random shooting. it happened around 11:30 last night on lincoln place. a man that lives nearby tells us that this area has become safer in recent years and it's shocking to hear two shootings
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>> eight or ten years ago maybe. >> reporter: and just hours ago two teenagers were shot in the legs and wounded. it happened nearby on presidents street. the victims a 14-year-old girl and an 18-year-old boy. we're told they'll fully recover. they were taken to the hospital. police investigating if the two crimes are connected. no arrests in either one just yet. back to you, darlene. >> all right. thanks so much. new this morning, a crash involving a speeding police suv from freeport, long island. the suv reportedly stolen before it crashed head-on to a car. three other cars along the street were hit as well. we're hearing that a prisoner handcuffed in the back seat somehow managed to climb into the front and stole that police car. he was reportedly taken to the hospital with nonlife threatening injuries. also new this morning in queens, one woman seen being taken into custody at an accident scene on the long island expressway about 3:00
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grand central parkway. at least two cars may have been involved. police so far haven't released any information. now to news 4 exclusive, i-team found you may be waiting longer to get through security at newark airport. you can see what workers and frequent flyers say has become the new normal in recent weeks. we found the line stretching all of the way down to the ground level. it has many travelers worried about missing their flights. the tsa says the long lines are caused by increased air travel along with new rigorous screening rules. >> if they're saying that the security measures are being beefed up, then they should give adequate notice to the travelers so they arrive in time. >> tsa union officials tell a different story. they say long lines are caused by a cut in overtime and not enough staff. and this morning on the "today" show, a look at the airport security around the country and whether those long lines are about to get worse as summer approaches. that's at 7:00 right after "today in new york."
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you get really panicked and stressed out about missing your flight. >> they talk about spring break travel jumping up huge this year as well. we shall see, won't we? just about 5:34. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. >> i'm texting my daughter right now who is at newark airport and complaining about the lines already at this hour. >> tell her to send us a picture. >> we'll get her going. she's into broadcasting. meantime, rain around the area right now. not the type of rain that would cause a delay at the airport. roads will be damp for the next couple hours and then things will improve once we get past 7:00 or 8:00. early showers scattered around the area. temperaturewise, still above normal today as sun returns. it's just not going to be as warm as the recent days have been. no records being broken today. highs only in the low 60s. keep in mind normal high is 48 degrees. we're still well above normal. gusty northwest wind at 10 to 20 miles an hour. starting out with a bit of light rain. 56 degrees. getting back to 60 at noon and
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with a breeze and sunshine mixed with clouds. rest of your seven-day forecast is just ahead. let's find out about the commute from lauren. >> thanks, chris. all good news for mass transit. bus detours have cleared. nice ride there. ferries are in fantastic shape this morning and same for the rails. your subways and major commuters line running without delays or service changes. move your car. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. lauren, thank you. now to the new jersey transit strike threats. today the agency will begin bracing for a weekend strike. this is as both sides head back to the negotiating table. less than three days to reach a deal. "today in new york's" tracie strahan is in newark where the talks are taking place. tracie? >> reporter: a negotiator told news 4 this isn't something they want to do on saturday night but they also added that there is no deal until there is a deal.
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head back to the bargaining table today, however, about the intentions. a negotiator for new jersey transit says two sticking points are the focus of today's talks. language of a possible agreement and numbers but at the same time unionized workers received notice from new jersey transit alerting them they would lose medical benefits, sick leave pay and other benefits as soon as a strike was authorized and they would be suspended without an agreement. union officials say that notice represents harassment and showed new jersey transit unwillingness to reach any type of agreement. that strike deadline is midnight on sunday and already there are many alternatives in place. new york ferry way is ramping up their service. so far a lot of people are bracing for that monday morning commute enjoying this, the last workday commute, before a possible strike. back to you. >> nerves on edge. thank you. you want to stay with us today
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the latest updates. head to our website, nbcnewyork.com or download the news 4 app for latest on the talks and how you can get around if this strike does happen. in new jersey, prosecutors have upgraded charges against the driver accused of hitting and killing two teenagers with a car. eric patterson faces two counts of aggravated manslaughter. prosecutors say he tested positive for pcp. the two were killed while walking home from a friend's house in union city. a third teen remains in the hospital. in connecticut, a stamford high school student alleges he was sexually assaulted by two students on campus. the suit claims the incident took place two years ago when he was a tenth grader. he said he was locked in the bathroom, stripped of his pants and abused by a male and female student. the lawsuit accuses school administrators of negligence.
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living former first lady will be at nancy reagan's funeral. 1,500 people filed past her coffin where she's lying in repose at the reagan presidential library. it's also where michelle obama will join the other presidents' wives for today's ceremony. nancy reagan died sunday at age 94. you can watch coverage of the funeral today on nbcnewyork.com. it begins at 2:00 this afternoon. in just a couple hours, this year's presidential politics will take another fascinating turn. who thought there would be more? former candidate dr. ben carson will throw his support behind donald trump. trump was often critical of carson during the campaign but yesterday carson called the billionaire developer a thinking individual. republicans held a different kind of debate in miami. they discussed issues without the verbal brawls and personal attacks. in fact, even donald trump commented on it. >> we're all in this together. we're going to come up with solutions.
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to things and so far i cannot believe how civil it's been up here. >> i'll let donald speak for himself. >> there were tussles over immigration and also marco rubio attacked trump's argument that social security should stay as it is. rubio and john kasich hoping for strong showings in tuesday's primaries in their individual home states of florida and ohio. after the debate donald trump says he hopes supporters are not drif ven to violence. a trump supporter sucker punched a protester who was being escorted out. trump often taunts demonstrators at his rallies. police arrested jon mcgraw for assault. he later spoke to "inside edition." >> knock the hell out of that big mouth. he deserved it. next time we see him, we might have to kill him. >> i turned and he hit me. it was an elbow but he hit me
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>> the victim rakeem jones accused deputies of failing to protect him. trump said they have an anger that's unbelievable. still to come, who says governor christie mismanaged millions of dollars handed out after sandy. how viewer complaints sparked an investigation of the tv star known as the dog whisperer. >> storm team 4 tracking temperatures still above normal.
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welcome back. 5:43. looking at our control room, our "today in new york" hard at work. we appreciate them. thanks, guys and girls. 56 degrees out right now. canada's new prime minister could be the toast of washington thanks to a glamorous estate dinner. president and mrs. obama hosted justin trudeau and his wife sophie.
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reynolds was also there. >> after all where else could a boy born in calgary grow up to run for president of the united states? >> that, of course, a reference to ted cruz and fight over his constitutional ability to serve as president. >> my goodness. good jokes there last night. it's not 4:44. it's 5:44. >> i'm not redoing that hour. sorry. okay. it's 5:44. we're moving forward in time. let's hope we keep doing that. we're dealing with light rain in the city right now. you can see the roads are damp out there. i don't see any umbrellas up so anything that's falling is relatively light right now. last little push of showers coming through. temperatures still mild. it's just not as warm today as it's been over the last few days.
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56 degrees. overcast. no wind to speak of. wind will increase when the front gets through. cooling down today but in a relative sense we're above normal. nice looking start to the weekend. lots of sunshine for tomorrow. sunday the clouds start to increase by the end of the day we could see a shower but looks like a soggy and chilly start to next week. school day forecast at the bus stops this morning, by 8:30 it's drying out. upper 50s. 60s by recess time. breezy. mix of sun and clouds. low 60s. after school activities clear and temperatures cooling down to upper 50s after sunset. temperatures will drop quickly. 56 in the park. 52 in city island. generally 50s everywhere you go from the north to east down the shore and in northwest corners there sussex at 54 degrees. light shower activity pushing through the city right now. it continues to fall apart. not much in terms of rain for the rest of the morning.
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7:00 a.m. there's more rain sitting off to the south and west and we get into a bit of that action by sunday night into monday. future tracker shows showers exit. clouds break up by 9:00 a.m. we're in partial sun. by 2:00, we're in mostly sunny sky. it will be breezy. clear skies overnight tonight allowing temperatures to drop to 30s in the suburbs to around 40 in the city. look at tomorrow. 2:00 in the afternoon. still a nice clear sky. big strong bubble of high pressure overhead. high clouds creep in late saturday night and then by sunday we might see a couple showers right here during late sunday afternoon early evening. nothing really heavy. the heavier stuff starts to gather to our south and west overnight going toward monday morning and that's where we think heavier rain will be along with chillier temperatures. for today, still nice. 63 degrees this afternoon. good 15 above normal. further north and west, we may find 50s showing up for highs. that's about it with that mix of clouds and sun.
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how about 28 in rock hill? haven't seen that. the weekend looks good to start with lots of sunshine to start. showers late in the day. rain likely late sunday night and monday. back to 62 with clearing sky for tuesday. look at wednesday. gorgeous. 68. for st. patrick's day sun and clouds after morning shower and high of 60 degrees. let's get the latest on the commute. >> thanks, chris. a couple problems out there on the roads but overall we're still doing well this friday morning. let's head over to truck route 1 and 9 where there's an accident southbound after duncan avenue that blocks a lane. it's causing rubbernecking and we'll take a live look out there. slow ride getting into this area. they're stopped at a light right now. a lot of congestion in that area. live look at the george washington bridge where we do have a 15-minute delay out there. earlier construction and then a disabled truck. both of those cleared out. delays are still building out
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i'll keep an eye on that. disabled vehicle by third avenue jamming things up. delays go back about a mile and alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. in new jersey, a 22-year veteran police officer admitted to killing his wife in front of their young child. under a plea deal, 51-year-old phillip seidel could avoid spending the rest of his life in prison. he admitted he shot and killed his wife after ramming her car off the road last year. their 7-year-old daughter was in the front seat. he will be sentenced in august. governor chris christie faces criticism over how he spent federal money after superstorm sandy. the state received $11 million for lead screenings for more than 200,000 people. u.s. representative says the state only tested 14,000. christie's office said fewer people were tested because the state expanded medicaid which covers lead testing.
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getting the word out about free lead testing. they plan to encourage more people to participate in water sampling. letters will be sent to 135,000 homes and businesses to explain the program. iran is blamed for a cyberattack in westchester county. in 2013, hackers infiltrated the control system at a dam. last year an iranian group took credit. investigators say iran did carry out the hack. a fuel leak in brooklyn is contained now. people started smelling a strong odor yesterday. firefighters turned valves off and plugged the leak. the towers in harlem got a safety update. a $5 million project to install
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part of a larger plan to make public housing safer. dozens of buildings have these new security cameras. new lights will be installed at 14 other sites by the end of the year. the justice department is making another appeal to a federal judge to force apple to unlock a terrorist's iphone. fbi argues it needs important information from syed farook's phone. the justice department told the judge yesterday they want just one phone unlocked but apple argues every iphone user's privacy could be imperiled. the host of the popular tv show "dog whisperer" is under investigation for animal cruelty. viewers were enraged when they saw his dog attack a pick.
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additional video they say shows milan successfully changed the dog's vicious behavior. >> he says he often trains those code red dogs that usually end up being euthanized and this prevented that from happening. a lot of investigating to happen for sure. >> certainly. still ahead, why a popular way to get around on the water could be going away. it may have saved a couple bucks but could cost you big-time. what this driver used to rig his
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welcome back. 5:53 looking at the northern state parkway. 56 degrees out. it's friday. st. patrick's day patrols begin this weekend. planning a statewide crackdown on drinking and driving saying more than 260 people were arrested for dwi during last year's crackdown. yonkers truck driver charged with evading the hefty tolls at the gw bridge by using a disappearing license plate. it's not magic. police say the 41 year old rigged the license plate on his tractor-trailer with a fishing line. he could pull it out of sight when he approached the toll booths. it's expensive for truck drivers
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about $100 to cross the gw bridge. it's now much more pricey. >> as you were saying before, we looked at people who had done things like this. if you take that knowledge and that engineering brilliance -- >> apply it to something that's legal. something that doesn't break the law. that's very clever. i have to give it to him. hopefully he can find a better way to use that. >> channel that energy. most of the umbrellas can be put away in the next hour or two. a couple light showers right now. gone by 7:00. clouds breaking up during mid to late morning and back to partly sunny and mild afternoon. breezy but not as warm as it's been. temperatures in the low 60s. it will feel different even though it's still well above normal. just not going to feel as warm as it's been. tonight, much chillier. you'll need heavier jackets and maybe even a coat in suburbs with temperatures down into the 40s there. weekend looks good. bright and sunny tomorrow. gets back to 62 in the afternoon. cloud increase on sunday. bulk of the day is dry.
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day but a high close to 60 degrees. we stay above normal just not as much above normal. i think we can handle this. >> we can absolutely handle it. thanks, chris. we have three problems on one roadway. disabled vehicle inbound by third avenue and then we have a disabled tractor-trailer we'll show you right now. live look outside before the brooklyn bridge. two lanes blocked there with this disabled truck and then once you get past this, we have an accident on the bqe heading eastbound. that's in the left lane. delays building out there. three separate problems all on the same side of the roadway. delays are building. i'll continue to keep you posted on that. >> please do. thank you. 5:56. new york city is on space to install more miles of protected bike lanes this year than in any other. the protected ones have barriers from regular traffic like last year they put down 12 miles of
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this year 15 miles are projected to be installed. new york water taxi is warning it may be forced out of business by the citywide ferry system expected to launch next year. they won't be able to compete with the new service if the city awards the contract for it to another ferry company. a spokesperson for the city's economic development corporation says the announcement is a surprise since the new citywide system would not be a direct competitor. it's 5:57. coming up at 6:00, three people shot in just about 12 hours. the brooklyn neighborhood reeling from back-to-back violence with suspects still on the run. the honest company accused of being the opposite. why one group says their products have an ingredient you should know about. >> download the news 4 app on your mobile device. we're back in two minutes.
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overnight and he's the third shooting victim in that neighborhood in less than 24 hours. plus, a suspect in handcuffs takes a police car for a joyride. and nj transit starts preparing for a strike while leaders on both sides go back to the bargaining table. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everyone. it's friday morning. it's march 11th. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm kerry barrett. good to be with you. michael is off today. he'll be back next week. >> let's check in with chris mino to see what this friday weather picture is loo ng like. >> 6:00 a.m. looking good with temperatures in the mid to upper 50s well above yo normal again. no records being broken today. that's the game plan. a few light showers working through lght now. everybody is still in the 50s. monticello, 48. leading edge of cooler air we'll notice by tonight. even today again with breeze kicking in out of the northwest it will not feel as warm as it's been. we are following the last of these light showers moving on through. the push of the cooler air
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new jersey this morning into city and lower hudson valley. or so. between 7:00 and 8:00 most of the rain shuts down. the clouds break up for it's breezy at noon. near 60. low 60s for this afternoon. then a chillier night ahead. we'll talk more about that and weekend coming up in just a bit. here's lauren. e praboblems on one roadway right now. disabled vehicle here eastbound by third avenue. expect a slow ride. temporary closure on bqe backing t an unhethorized trn actor-trailer trying to get on the bridge here. accident eastbound on bqe cay.using delays in both directions. next weather and traffic update ahead on the 4s. new this morning, a man was gunned down in brooklyn overnight just a few blocks from where two other people were shot ab.out 12 hours ago. "today in new york's" katherine creag is in crown heights right now. good morning.
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so many people we've been speaking with this morning shocked by all of this violence. you see this crime scene. another crime scene where police are this time on linco place. this is where a young man was shot in the head and at 22 years old he died. unknown where the bullet came from. police tell us the victim was walking with two friends when out of nowhere there was a shot that rang through theair. the victim ti collapsed to the ground. police are trying to figure out if he was targeted or was this a random shooting. it happened about 11:30 last night. it happened hours after two teenagers were shot and wounded nearby on presidents street. teenagers were frantic and pandrents talked to us about the violence. >> you send your child to school to learn not to get shot, killed or hurt. >> reporter: victims in that afternoon shooting a 14-year-old girl shot in the calf and 18-year-old boy shot in the
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looking for the gunman in that shooting and also gunman in what happened here on lincoln place where a 22-year-old man died. back to you. >> thanks so much. it's 6:02. this morning a man faces attempted murder charges for a subway pushing in queens. police arrested the man yesterday. he's accused of shoving a 17-year-old girl into the path of a 7 train last saturday in corona. she survived because somehowpshe managed to wedge herself between the platform and the wheels of the train. a speeding police suv crashed into several cars on long island after it was stolen. the freeport police suv toported'v drivenady a prisoner who was handcuffed in the back seat but managed to call for the front. the suv crashed into four parked cars. one the cars was struck head-on. we're hearing the suspected car thief was taken to the hospital with nonlife threatening injuries. this morning an accused kidnapper in upstate new york is
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are reunited with their family. 29 ear-old amanda hellman is being h d without bail. th girls were found in her home ten miles from binghamton. the two went missing there last april. investigators say hellman is an acquaintance of the girls' family. rain clearing out gunk in the air yesterday. that's not a bad thing. >> gunk. i like that term. clearing out the haze hat looked like that. a bit of light rain this mo srning. wtll be dying down ando ex titg shortly in the next hour orna two. a few early showehars and then sun makes its return. it's not as warm today. it's still above normal and well normal with temperatures back into the low 60s but upper 70s and 80de-degree temperatures are gone for a little ile. meantime, gusty northwest wind will pull in this slightly cooler air at 10 to 20 miles an hour at times this afternoon. you will notice that.
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going up to 58 at 8:00. a high of 56 ikgrees. rest of your seven-day forecast coming in a bit. any problems for computers? >> when it comes to mass transit, great morning. no detours for the buses. on ferries, everything looks good. running on regular route and schedules and same for trains. we'll enjoy that while we can hopefully that will be ongoing. all are running without delays or service changes this morning. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. next weather and traffic update on the 4s. speaking of the commute, clock is ticking. in less than 48 hours, nj transit workers could go on strike. tracie strahan is in newark right now. talks ended yesterday. things looked like there may be progress. positive results. few signs of progress at least at this point this morning. >> reporter: there are a lot of sticking points when it comes to those negotiations that are set to resume here at the hilton in
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still, more than 100,000 commuters could spend this entire weekend wondering how they're going to get to work on monday. let's talk about backup plans because a lot of transportation alternate alternatives already announced. ferry service for commuters if rail workers decide to strike. new jersey transit released their plan. five bus park and ride l cations in north and central new jersey but even they admit that 60% of their ridership would end up fending for themselves. news 4 learned more about the people at the center of that gorike. that includes conductors. they account for more than a quarter of that group followed by engineers, rail office workers, track foremen, yard masters and signal inspectors. that strike deadline is sunday at midnight. both sides going back to the rebargaining table today. two main sticking points, language about coming to an agreement as w yoell as the
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keep in mind new jersey transit nt a 2.6% wage increase. a major hurdle so far. ck to you. >> all right. a lot of people waiting with fingers crossed. stay with us today and through the weekend. head to nbcnewyork.com or download the news 4 app for ladotest on the talks and how to lget around if the strike does happen. a suspended new jersey police officer struck a plea al toe avoid spending the rest of his life in prison. he admitted to killing his wife in front of their young child last year. under the deal, prosecutors will ask for a 30-year prison sentence. he'll be eligible for parole after serving 25 1/2 years. he'll be sentenced in august. it's 6:07. in about three h rs, we should thar a big endorsement in the presidential campaign. dr. ben carson expected to throw his support behind donald trump. trump was cri cal of carson and ca tlled into doubt some of the
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in his aut iography but yesterday carson callei the >> billionaire developer a "thinking individual." something was missing at last night's republicanndebate in miami if you had a chance to listen to it. there were few personal attacks. the four remaining candidates talked mostly about the issues ann policies. differences were pointed out but without the usual verbal brawls. >> he's right about the problems but his solutions don't work. >> i cannot believe how civil it's been up here. >> anyone that tells you social security can stay the way it is is lying. >> that comment poitted at trump. rubio is trailing in the polls heading into tuesday's primary and john kasich hoping to win in his home state of ohio. donald truap says he's not urging people to go after protesters at his rallies. the.is individual video went viral. police arrested the alleged attacker, 78-year-old jon mcgraw
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"inside edition." >> knock the hell out of that big mouth. he deser d it. next time we see him, we might have to kill him. >> i turned. when i turned he hit me. i c look at footage. it wasoan elbow but he hit me dead in my eye. >> the victim, rakeem jones accuses local deputies of failing to protect him. last night trump said we have protesters who are bad dudes. connecticut is the latest state to consider regulating daily fantasy sports sites. there's a bill that would require the states department of consumer protection to oversee thdeem. new jerssy lawmakers considering a similar bill that would also tax the sites. meanwhile, there's a new law that goes into effect in virginia in july. that state will require the companies to pay a $50,000 registration fee. in this morning's cnbc money report, company that prides itself on being honest is accused of deceit. lanondon dowdy joins us wito those
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>> jessica al 's honest company under fire for being dishonest. it says it shows the company uses an ingredient in caundry dematergent that it said it does not use. thhee company denies that claim respondi an they use a gentle alternative to the ingredient and it has its own internal and external test to prove that now your chance to own items formerly owned by prince. prince's first wife is auctioning off 95 pieces of memorabilia with starting bids raernging from 1 to 100,000 including stage costumes, diamond engagement ring and a guitar starting at 60,000. i might want that purple raincoat. >> i can see that with what you're wearing right now. >> i could pull that off. >> and it's raining. >> i don't think i could afford it.
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a blowup at a popular charity foundation after an executives were ally spending >> yo> a news 4 exclusive. you complained about those long lines at newark so we got you some answers. your weather and traffic on the 4s coming up in just a few. you're watching "today in new yo >> k." 56er degrees out there right now. 6:10.
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welcome back. 56 degrees out there. beautiful shot this morning. we'll get to weather and traffic in a moment. four things you need to know. today former first lady nancy reagan will be laid to rest. her funeral will take place in simi value, ley, california, later this afte!noon. we're dowa to less than two days until a possible new jersey
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the agency says it will begin proreparations for a strike today buo tdriders shouldn't notice any changes. nestle is recalling nearly 3 million frozen meals. the company says customers found pieces of lass in several varieties of pizza, lasagna and lean cuisine meals. you can find more information on r website, nbcnewyork.com. irish pride will be on display in newark. the city's st. patrick's day parade takes place today. a little after 6:15. we're talking about temperatures above normal with temperatures in the mid 50s this hour of the morning. no records being set today. records were set yesterday. quick look back at them. newark, 81. same thing central park at 79. laguardia record high 78. islip, 73. bridgeport didn't make it into record books with a high of 66. early blooming is going on.
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this time of year and it's high. 56 in central park. 56 in valley stream. not a big spread in temperature anywhere you go this morning. low to mid 50s covers most locations. cooler air taiting in the wings to north and west and will push on in here. leading edge of it stirring up rain but the main push of rain really came through earlier on this morning ming offshore. th one is falling apart with back edge of the rain shower activity and will dissipate within the next hour or so. more significant rain to our south and west. that will be a player later sunday night into monday. we're cooling it down today. above normal. clouds this morning. showers exit. sun this afternoon. steady breeze out of the northwest throughout the day. heading out for friday night, take ang jackets. jacket with the aner. 40 the overnight low in the icity. 30s in the suburbs. morrow featuins blue sky, plenty of sun inshine throuout the day. spectacular afternoon after a cool start we're back to 62. clouds roll in on sunday. could be a couple showers by the
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the steadiest part of the rain from this system is overnight sunday and during the day monday. we'll have onshore flow getting windy. and mperatures close to the 50-degree mark on monday. after that, it does get better. low 60s today. get rid ofhowers early. clocks go forward one hour saturday night into sunday morning. showers late sunday night into monday. drying out tuesday and warmer wednesday and near 60 for st. patrick's day. let's get the latest on the commute. >> problems on the roads and 'll start with rails. expect delays and service changes in both directions on the l line because of a police investigation. otherwise, rails look good. if you're getting on roads, beforexthird avenue there's a disabled vehicle jamming things up and then once you get past that over on bqe eastbound the left lane is shut down with an accident here. heading over to the southern state parkway we have reports of an accident eastbound by fletcher avenue. you can see things slowing down
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look outside at the long island expr sway by grand central parkway which is looking better than usual for this hour. deowlays not too bad out there. it's just a little slow goi and alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect today. we'll have more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. > 6:17 right no baw. new jersey, prosecutors say the driver accused of hitting and killing two teens with a was war high on pcp. they updated the charges against eric patterson yesterday facing two counts of aggravated manslaughter after testi positive for that drug. the two were killed while walking home from a friend's home in union city. a third teen remains in the hospital. this morning, a warning for those traveling through newark airport. an i-team exclusive found the wait is extra long to get through security. this photo just sent to us shows us what security lines look like right now at the airport. it's what workers and frequent flyers say has become the new normal in recent weeks. lines stretching all of the way down to ground level. the tsa says the long lines are
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along with new rigorous screening rules. >> if they' >> saying that the security measures are being beefed up, they should give adequate notice to ravelers so they arrive in time. >> tsa union leaders tell a different story. thr,ey say the long lines are caused y a cut in overtime and not enough staff. is morning on the "today" show, a look at airport security around the country and whether long waits are about to get worse as summer approaches. that's at 7:00 right after "today in new york." we're seeing images of ceremonies that mark five yeat since japan's deadly earthquake and tsunami. a couple hours ago a moment of silence observed all across the country. the most emotional of course in the fukushima province. that area suffered the worst devastation from that massive tidal wave. 18,000 people are believed to have died. a lot of victims swept out to sea. the wounded warrior project
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the nonprofit group raised more than $300 million last year to help injured soldiers but it's come under fire by its own employees for lavish spending that included a staff meeting at a five-star hotel that cost nearly $1 million. > today the army is awarding the purple heart to those in ijured in the ft. hood attack. major nidal hasan killed 13 people and 30 others were hurt. the medal is typically awarded to people wounded in a war zone but congress approve rules that require the defense department to consider reviewing the ft. hood case for purple heart recipients. 6:20. still ahead, two sisters that do everything tether even when they go into labor. >> and the movement to stop the man spread. which city is threatening to take serious action. >> that made chris stop and
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welcome back. 6:24. it's friday morning. a robot from a galaxy far, far away paid a visit to a real life space lab. b bb-8 vis >>ited the--ab in california. he b was there to film a segment with social media personality. >> i love that little guy. two sisters in florida pregnant at the same time and joked about giving birth tot the
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major and crystal both went into labor on tuesday. they both had little boys born minut >>aapart. they were in adjacent rooms ring labor as well. >> that's so cool. >> boys grow up together. have a good story t tell. >> best buds no ubt. >>ou we have a decent weather story to tell. not as great as last couple of days but still above noricl with temperatures into the 60s this afternoon. st oarting out grayer and damp in spots. a few showers to get thusugh. light sprinkles in parts of the tri-state for maybe the next hour or so. that should e it. clouds break up for sun. breezy and 63.ecolder tonight with a clear sky. 40 in the mcity. 30s in the suburbs. that will feel signiuicantly different than what it felt like the last few evenings around here. sunshine and 62. clouds roll in on sunday. maybe showers by the end of the day. up around e . so nice looking weloend. i think saturday shines a little brighter than sunday.
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it's nice. thanks, chris. >> what's happening? >> we have new problems on the roads for friday morning commute. we'll start with palisades parkway southboune by exit 6 orangeburg road. you can see by map flows things moving nicely this morn wing. let's take a live l itk outside at delays. here's belt parkway westbound. things are very slow going. we do have reports of an accident further west of here. i'm waiting for confirmation on that. leave yourself extra time if you're using belt parkway heading out the door right now. >> thanks, lauren. it's 6:26. a yonkers truck driver is accused of using a disappearing license plate trick to avoid tolls on the george washington bridge. he rigged it with a fishing line. he could pull it out of sight when he approached the tolls.
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to cross the gw. it's 6:26. coming up next, a violent day in one brooklyn ne hborhood. >> reporter: i'm katherine creag live in crown heights where police are on the scene of yet another shooting. this is where a young man lost his life. happened hours after two teenagers were shot. wegh'll have the latest coming up. rmporter: and this could be the final weekday commute before a possible new jersey transit strike so what's keeping both sides from coming to an agreement?thi'm tracie strahan live in newark with that otraight ahead. if you're about to head out keep watchin "today in new york" and download the news 4 device.
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shots fired at a brooklyn neighborhood overnight. the third time in a matter of hours. what police are saying about the back to back violence. plus, a wild ride. a handcuffed suspect gets behind the wheel of an officer's suv and guns it. time is running out. what happens in newark today could determine whether thousands of new jersey
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"today in new york" starts now. good morning, everyone. it's friday morning. it's march 11th. m darlene rodriguez. >> i'm kerry barrett i prn for michael today. time to check in with storm team 4 chris cimino to see what's on tap for today. >> temperatures low to mid 50s across western long island. mild start out there. just damp in spots. light rain right eari 53 in white plains. no huge spread in temperatures. 6 in midtown right now. we do see light showers out there speckisling across the area. this area is weakening and dissipating as it slides on from north to south. may need the umbrella for the next half hour to an he r tops in some locations and that's basically going to be south and ea nst of the city. we'll start to see clouds break up. difference today no 70s. no 80. forecasting twhigh of 63 this afternoon with partl
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new trouble spots or old ones out there. >> major computer lines are fine but subway riders delays on the l train in both direc ons and wn town n and r trains due to signal problems. heading over to the southern state parkway, delays eastbound. there's an accident out there just before you get to fletcher ava:enue exithich is exit 14. this is out by exit 13. delays continue to build. wete'll have more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> thank you so much, lauren. breaking news on long island, a huge police presence in nassau county after reports of a stabbing near a gas station. reggie harrison is over t scene right now in chopper 4. reggie? >> that's right. you're looking at a huge police presence here on burnside avenue. 605 burnside avenue. the mobil station to the right ofil your screen between henry street and nassau expressway. someone has been stabbed over here. don't have all of the information yet.
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roadway shut down for part of the way. bulanco just left here not too long ago. of course we'll get more information and bring it to you live. back to you. >> thanks so much, reggie. 6:32 on this friday morning. new this morning, a deadly shooting in brooklyn in the same neighborhood where two people were shot just a few hours rlier. "taloday in new york's" katherine creag is liveo >>ereporter: several hours after the shooting that happened here. crime scene investigators on the scene. whlyat you're looki at here this isis lincoln place and those crime scene investigators are taking measurements and photos and gathering evidence here where a 22-year-old man was shot in the head. absolutely shocking to so many of the people that live here. it's unknown where the bullet came from. police tell us the victim was walking with two others when out of nowhere there was a shot that rang through the air and victim collapsed. police are trying to figure out if he was targeted or was this ndom shooting. it happened about 11:30 last night on lincoln place near
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just talked with told us theo're she ocke, learning what happened here. >> shocking. i feel wdrried. >> i was scar . whorat's going on? everything seems to be going so good around here. i don't know. >> reporter: and then yesterday afternoon two teenagers were shot in the legs and wounded. it happened nearby on presidents street. the victims a 14-year-old girl and 18-year-old boy. paramedics ushed them to the hospital gl. and they are continuing to recover. police at this point trying to figure out if two shootings are lingnked but no arrests in either one just yet. back to you. >> thank you so much. 6:34. new this morning, a crash involving a speeding police suv from freeport, long island. the suv was reportedly swhtolen before it crashed head-on into a parked car on babylon road. at least three other cars on the st freet were also hit.
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back seat somehow climbed to the front and stole the police car. he was reportedly taken to the hospital with nonlife th--reatening injuries. 6:34 right now. time for weather and traffic on the 4s.ovchecking in with chris cimino on this friday morning. good morning. it's friday. >> we made it to friday. it was a nice week weatherwise talking about a nice spring preview with temperatures in the 70s. record setters for a couple days in a row. today still mild but not as warm. we've got a few showers to get through this morning dissipating making steady progress notice off toward the south and east. st line working through nassau county and coastal areas of new jersey. that will be it. clouds also breaking up to north and west so we'll quickly go from showers shutting down to clouds breaking up to sunshine returning. showers exit. sun returns. not as warm. temperatures in the low 60s. i say only considering we've been in upper 70s to near 80 last couple days. more on your weekend forecast in
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what's the latest, lauren? we saw that accident out there on pal:sades parkway heading southbound out by exit 6 orangeburg road in the right lane. watch out for that. things slowing down because of congestion getting into the bridge. a live look at the lincoln tunnel. 30-minut wait re. george washington bridge, 15. lland, 20 minutes. not too bad this morning. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. we'll have more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. sticking with the commute theme, time is running out. in less than 48 hours, nj tranrgt workers could go on strike. "today in new york's" tracie strahan is in newark. not a lot of signs pf progress, right? consider consider >> reporter: those workers without a contract for the last ve years but their fate comes down to the next 48 hours.
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theirrintentions on both sides have been called into question. now 100,000 commuters could be affected as a result of a possible strike that's been authorized for midnight. both sides going back to the ble today but at the same time those unionized workers received a notice the other day from new jersey transit alerting them that if they strike, they would lose medical benefits, sick pay leave and other bene-its as soon as the strike is authorized. a union official says that type ofa: notice represents harassment anwed showed new jersey's transit unwillingness to reach some time of an agreement that union is looking for 2.6% increase in pay and change to health benefits. new jersey transit continues to say that if that happens, that's a cost they would have to pass down to commuters and there have been a couple fare hikes within the last few years. a lot of people impacted by this including 4,000 rail workers, more than 4,000, more than 10us0,f00 commuters again both
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bargaining table in just a few hours. back to you. >> a lot of people with crossed fingers today. thiank you. you want to stay with us through the weekend. head to nbcnewyork.com or download the news 4 new york app and find the latest on talks on those sites and more information about how you can get around if a strike does happen. right now police hope surveillance video can catch a man they say slashed a woman in brooklyn. witnesses say the man came from behind and cut her in the neck with a kitchen knife yesterday morning. you see the suspect running down the road. he leftwa kitchen knife on the sidewalk and dropped an american flag bandanna. lice tell us the woman is expected to survive. 6:38. police say evidence connects one man to three different stabbings in brooklyn. two of the stabbings happened wednesday night in prospect park. a man was attacked last month on empire bo levard.
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crime charge in that attack but yesterday a victim's motd r was questioning whether they had the right man. >> am i happy if he is the person? if he is the stabber, of course i am. >> investigators say they are positive theytarrested the right person. this morning two upstate new york sisters missing for nearly a year are safe and sound. their alleged kidnapper is behind bars. 29-year-old amanda hellman is being held without bail. state policeesay she's a family acquaintance of the victims. investigators say the girls were found at hellman's home ten miles away from binghamton where they went missing last april. washington is talking about the glamorous star studded state dinner for canada's prime minister. thi e president and mrs. obama hosting justin trudeau and his wife sophie and a couple famous canadians were there as well.
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white house meetings--nd talk of shared heritage between the two countries. in just a few hours, former first lady nancy reagan will be laid to rest. hursndreds of mourners at the reagan presidential library in california where michelle obama and three former first ladies will attend today's funeral. na ncy reagan died sunday at the e of 94. you can watch the funeral on nbcnewyork.com beginning at 2:00 this afternoon. president obama is taking political heat for skipping nancy reagan's funeral. instead he's heading to austin, texas, today to speak at the south by southwest music festival. the white house points out that this event was announced last wedeek and a lot of other presidents have not attended the funerals of former first ladies. 6:40 right now on this friday morning. still ahead, the so-called dog whisperer under investigation for cruelty vo animals. >> your weather and traffic on the 4s coming up. you're watching "today in new
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welcome back on this friday morning. we have temperatures in the 50s again this morning. a little bit of rain came on through but that's exiting in short order and we'll cool it down today. only 60s for highs. that's still well above normal. nice looking start to the weekend. bright and sunny. clouds roll in on sunday and soggy start to next week. school day forecast looking good at the bus stop. by 8:30, rain is out of here. 58 degrees. recess time, 60. starts to get breezy with that northwest wind but at least we have sunshine out there. low 60s as dismissal time approaches and clear with temperatures iano the 50s for afternoon activities. 50s now mid and upper. long branch, 57.
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this morning. with a cool front coming through, clouds and showers are exiting. last of the shower falling apa dropping south and east of the city. by 7:00 it will be shut down and it has. the cloud line thinning out north and west. that means we'll see clouds break up for sunshine. ghs turn farther south and west. we don't need rain in eastern texas. flooding problems continue here. some of that rain will get in re to our neck of the woods by the time we get to sunday night into monday. cooling down today, yes. clouds will mix with sunshine. breezy afternoon. 63. it will feel different. maybe a wind breaker. that's all you'll need. jackets needed tonight. maybe even a light code in suburbs with temperatures in the 30s. 40 should do t in the city. chilly start tomorrow. get outside later. sunshine will warm things up into the low 60s. normal high is 48 degrees. low 60s on sunday. clouds increase. couple showers by the end of the day. better chance for rain sunday night into monday. monday will be a cooler day with
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the water. low 60s today and tomorrow. bright and sunny tomorrow. clocks forward one hour. change batteries and smoke detectors. 60 on sunday. rain at night. warmer by wednesday. 68. stou. patrick's day's looks dry. you'll be out there, right? >> i will. very exciting. i get to be out there anchoring for the third year in the road. we have to get through the commute. delays and service changes on l train in both directions and downtown trains. major computer lines doing fine. southern state parkway heading eastbound an accident by fletcher avenue in the center lane. heavy delays through here. westbound doing okay. rubbernecking not so bad. over to 287 southbound after exit 52 route 23 an accident out there that's causing a delay so beware leave yourself extra time heading that way.
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couple reports of problems out here. still very heavy. nothing confirmed at the moment. there is possibly an accident in this area once you get off the bridge. as i get that information and i'll get it right out to you but in the meantime leave now if you can. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect whtoday. ba (ck to you. >> thanks so much. the host of the tv show "dog whisperer" faces charges of animal cruelty. viewers complained. this additional video was released showing how millan saved that dog from euthanasia. the fbi argues it can't get important information from syed farook's phone. he was one of the san bernardino killers. the justice department told the judge yesterday they just want
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argues the consequences of that it are dangerous. a hearing is scheduled for tuesday. in westchester county, iran carried out an attack on a m. in 2013, there was a breach of the control system at the dam. st year iranian hackers took credit but it wasn't clear if iran's government was involved. vestigators say iran was responsible. new york water taxi is wathrninhethat it may be forced to close and it's because of the citywide ferry service due to launch next year. it expects the city to award the contract for citywide service to another ferry company and if that happens, new york water taxi won't be able to compete. it's threatening to shutdown service as early as october. new york city is busy installing what they say will be record number of protected bike lanes this year. these protected lanes have barriers from traffic like the
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last year the city sayst put dohewn 12 miles of protected lanes and this year it's projecting 15 miles. > you're probably familiar with the campaign on s bways called man spreading. rapid transit system isn't sold on the idea of fining people for it. they fear hurting homeless and delaying trains. man spreading can get youta fine. 6:49 right now. eaking news out of brooklyn. a man was sta ibbed. reggie harrison is over the scene in chopper 4. reggie? do we have reggie? all right. we don't have reggie ther wes 'll get back ton that. breaking news we've been following out tf brooklyn. details to come. >> we'll try to get back to that. ites 6:49. we're going to take a break
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we want to try to get back to that breakpng news in brooklyn. reggie harrison is over the scene of a possible stabbing. reggie? >> reporter: information is still coming in. you can see there's a large police presence here at 529 kings avenue. the information says that there was a male hispanic drinking at this location when another male stabbed him and slashed him at this location. that male ran off. he's right now being searched for by the cops. the other male hispanic has been brought to lutheran hospital in serious condition. you can see large police presence. will be out here for some time until they capture the other male. we'll get back to you with more information as soon as we get it. back to you. >> reggie, thank you. the "today" show coming up just c a feweminutes. >> check in with matt and tamron to see w t's ahead. >> good nito see you. coming up on a friday, the surprisingly civil tone at last night's republican debate and how donald trump is now responding to some growing concerns about violence at his rallies.
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tied to the s.a.t. why your address and even your race could determine how much your kids are charged for online prwiep courses. would it work for you? oprah reveals her new approach to weight loss as she shows off a slimmer look. and there's time for you to vote at today.com for the couple you want to see get married in our big fat "today" wedding. we'll reveal winners live when we see you here on "today." i knoerw youtcan't vote because you'r employees. not eligible to vote. it's going to be exciting. >> they were adorable. >> all of them so cute. >> i'm rooting for all. >> big darlene sighting yesterday. in the hallway. she appeared. hasn't seen you in months and there you were. >> i can pop out of anywhere around here. >> i blinked and you were gone. like a mirage. good to see you. >> nice to see you. >> have a wonderful show. >> we'll be right back with today's top stories and a check
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now to the man gunned down in brooklyn overnight. the third person shot in crown heights since this time yesterday. >> katherine creag has the latest. >> reporter: police remain here hours after that shooting where a young man lost his life. a 22 year old was shot in the head. he was simply walking with two friends when out of nowhere there was a shot that rang through the air. the victim collapsed.
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if he was targeted or was this random shooting. it took place about 11:30 last night here on lincoln place near franklin avenue. a few hours after two teenagers were shot nearby. back to you. >> all right. thank you. moving to tracie strahan talking about the fight to avert that nj transit strike. >> reporter: a negotiator tells news 4 the two sticking points are language over a possible agreement and numbers. both sides will head back to the bargaining table here at the hilton in newark in just a few hours. the same time, unionized workers received a notice yesterday from new jersey transit alerting them they would lose medical benefits and other benefits as soon as a strike was authorized. again, that deadline is sunday at midnight. it would affect more than 100,000 commuters. back to you in the studio. >> thank you. >> final check of traffic. it's been a bit of a problem on the roads today.
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there have cleared. we have new issues on the trains if you're getting on the subways we do have delays on main street 7 trains and we also still have delays and service changes on l and downtown n and r trains. we have an accident on palisades parkway exit 6. disabled truck eastbound on bqe. that would be our second problem there of the morning. delays are pretty bad. >> thank you. chris, one more check of the weather. >> showers exiting. we said about 7:00. there you have them moving toward south and east. a cool front dropping through. temperatures won't be quite as warm today but still in good shape. early showers exit. we're talking about sun returning after clouds break up later this morning. not as warm. highs in low 60s. gusty wind out of the northwest at 10 to 20 miles an hour. tonight gets colder. dropping to 40 in the city. we'll see 30s in the suburb. bundle up tonight. we haven't had that in a while. bright and sunny after a cool,
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62 the expected high. upper 40s tomorrow night. sunday clouds roll in. a shower late in the day one or two spots. best chance of rain overnight sunday night on and off through the day monday. damp and chilly. low 50s. look at next week. tuesday, 62. wednesday back to 68. and even st. patrick's day shoulding ing ing ing ing be close to 60. >> the "today" sdow is next. >> that's what's happening "today in new york." ha elve a wonderful weekend. good morning. playing nice. >> i cannot believe how civil it's been up here. >> the republican for shl presidential hopefuls abandon nasty insults and stick to th issues at last night's debate. while donald trump addresses ac sations of growing violence at his campaign events. is he doing enough to discourage it?

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