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"today in new york" starts now. good morning. 5:00 a.m. on this wednesday, march 16th. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm darlene rodriguez. chris is off. dave price is here with the forecast. dave, i have your clicker. >> i have another one. >> i was hoping to wreak havoc. >> i'm sure you were. not going to happen. >> nice to see you everybody. unless this is lauren's, in which case i'll tell you what's happening on the 1, 2 and 3 trains. want to remind you, we're tweeting live through the show all the time. all the information you need to know. 42 in hampton bays. hello to everyone in amagansett. wading river 41. mastic beach at 40 degrees. as we widen out the picture, temperature at 50 degrees in poughkeepsie. 49 in new york city and 38 in edge water. what can you expect as you walk out the door? partly cloudy skies. temperatures just shy of 50 degrees. as we head through the day,
temperature tops off at 62. 55 at lunchtime. 60 at 3:00 p.m. showers tonight. that will be the trend over the next several days during the afternoon and evening, we'll talk more about that in the full forecast in moments. in the meantime, if you have to get out the door, this is the person you need to hear from first. >> thanks, dave. good morning everyone. things are moving nicely. heading over to the cross bronx expressway where delays eased out. we have roadwork by third avenue in the westbound lanes. right now, smooth sailing. but i'll let you know in f. that changes. the goethals bridge, construction cleared. you can see cars and trucks along the span in both directions. delays are easing out. we'll have more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. thank you very much. now that decision 2016. the race for president. maybe it's becoming more sordid this morning. five states held primaries last night on the democratic side. hillary clinton took every single one of them. donald trump led the republican field.
five states. he lost only ohio to john kasich. "today in new york's" tracie strahan is here with the results. just a couple of thousand votes. >> as we were coming to work, the results were coming in from missouri. out of all the presidential candidates, only one will end up campaigning today. with his presidential hopes still alive, john kasich is celebrating a win. marco rubio call it quits. each with that winnow owe a big margin in the delegate count, trump right now the projected winner in north carolina. squeaking out a win there over ted cruz as well as missouri. illinois, ohio and florida went his way as well. something that marco rubio campaign. >> it's clear that while we're on the right side, this year side. >> we're going to go to cleveland and secure the
>> america now has a clear choice going forward. >> we're going to do a lot of trips over the next month. i think we'll have a great victory. more importantly than anything else, we're going to start winning again. >> we were talking about missouri, the race tight between hillary clinton and bernie sanders. this morning, clinton is celebrating a sweep. sanders hopes his losses would ignite a fire under his support. >> thank you, florida, thank you north carolina, thank you ohio. >> we will win if the voter turnout is high. let's make it high. >> now, this wednesday, there's talk of a wildcard on the republican side. talk of paul ryan possibly entering the presidential campaign. michael in an interview he says he didn't rule out the idea of being drafted by the party. thas ee, everyone is going over that right now. >> absolutely. after last night, you bet.
>> governor chris christie faces a call to resign from jersey city's mayor. yesterday, he launched step down chris.com. that website joins others calling for christie to leave office. yesterday he rejected criticism of his decision to skip a state trooper's funeral to campaign with donald trump instead. the mayor wants to be governor. >> they want to find twot attackers who beat up a man in a possible hate crime in hell's kitchen. it could be a little hard to see. these are the men suspected in last tuesday's attack. >> the suspects shouted anti-gay statements. during this assault but got away. the victim suffered a broken nose and bruises to his face. new this morning, an american college student detained in north korea learned his sentence from that country's supreme court.
of subversion and ordered to serve 15 years hard labor. we're seeing video of him. university of virginia undergrad apologized for stealing a political poster. experts believe that statement may have been coerced. 5:04 right now. time for a check of weather and traffic on the 4s. dave price is here for chris. >> going to be a terrific day. in fact, we're going to get flew most of it with warm temperatures and just a mix of sun and clouds. showers roll in later. let's talk about it. 46 degrees in secaucus right now. 45 in sheepshead bay. 44 in armonk. larchmont at 44 degrees. parsippany up to 46. staten island at 44. 49, just shy of the 50 mark in central park. that's where you are in poughkeepsie right now. as we head out today, we talked about it late last night during the 11:00 news that we'd see patchy fopg. just watch it. if you're driving through morristown.
everywhere else in pretty good shape. fog in sussex limiting visibility. but from the city on eastward, things look good. keep that in mind as you walk out the door everyone. as far as the day goes, this is what you can expect. 62 as a high. 55 at noontime. a mix of sun and cloud. scattered showers rolling in tonight. to get you going this morning, lauren has the way in and the way out and the way through. >> get you through the midweek commute. no problems on the roads or for mass transit. we'll go through t buses, no unplanned detours for the major bus lines. also, commuter lines, they look good and the subways, all that overnight track work and fastrack cleared up. everything is back on its normal route and schedule. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect today. don't forget to move your car. more weather and traffic on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you. 5:06 now. we expect more details about the plan to test thousands of newark schoolchildren for lead poisoning. it comes days after water fountains were shut off in 30
katherine creag has more in newark. >> reporter: as many as 17,000 children could be tested. it's to begin immediately. what you see here in the school building. branchbrook elementary school, one much 30 schools in newark that had elevated lead levels. drinking fountains here have been turned off, just like they have been at other school buildings. the newark health director says tests will begin with 2,000 toddlers who get early childhood care. once the younger children are tested, other students will be as well. if their parents want them to be tested, newark schools will release more information on lead testing today. but from what we've been told, this is voluntary testing and parents have the option to not have their children tested. as we said, as many as 17,000 students could be tested because those are the ones who attend school in those 30 school buildings. darlene, also, there's a big rally tonight. you can only imagine how fired up and how concerned parents are. a rally with parents tonight
also, there's more information on the story on our website, nbcnewyork.com. back to you, darlene. >> katherine creag, thank you. a north bergen teenager killed while walking home from a party will be laid to rest today. long lines of mourners attended last night's wake for 17-year-old brian rodriguez. he and his friend, noel herrera were killed when a car jumped a curb and hit him. it happened earlier this month. a third teenager survived that crash. police say the driver was speeding and high on the drug pcp. police in the bronx gave us these photos of the suspect in a disturbing supermarket assault that happened at the stop and shop on east 174th street monday afternoon. investigators say he followed a 16-year-old girl into a back locker room and grabbed her by her hips and touched her inappropriate inappropriately. the victim screamed and he ran away. he is described as a man in his 30s dressed all in black with a lazy right eye. students are on alert at fordham university after a pair of robberies.
minutes of each other near the rosehill campus monday night. in the first robbery, the thieves held a gun to an 18-year-old girl's neck. in the second holdup, crooks pulled a knife on a 21-year-old man. they stole wallets and cell phones. >> make sure you know where you're going. >> i try not to walk alone. if you're walking alone -- >> police are warning students to stay alert and put the phones away and pay attention while walking. on long island, suffolk county is mourning college students about the zika virus. the health department asked local colleges to advise students to travel to zik an effected regions to take precautions. rivers rising to record levels in texas and louisiana and mississippi. the governor of texas is set to tour flood damaged communities. swollen rivers forced thousands of people out of their homes and shut down part of a major
between texas and louisiana. floodwaters swallowed entire neighborhoods. the tam any fire dikt posted in video. that's a propane tank floating and burning at the same time in kufrnts rising water. a cell phone video captured a storm cell in western illinois as it touched down. it set off several small tornadoes. high wind tore across the state and flipped a fedex truck on interstate 80. wiped out power lines, demolished some homes. despite the damage, fortunately, no reports of any injuries. in this morning's money report, a look at whether your credit card interest may rise. we could find out when janet yellen speaks this afternoon. she could signal that a hike may come in june or a later date. this is 5:10 now. ahead, the broadway show that hit a big financial record. plus, just be glad it is not
back now on this wednesday morning. here's four things to know. donald trump won four of the five states up for grabs and last night republican primaries, lost only john kasich in ohio. hillary clinton took every single state and marco rubio announced he's suspending his campaign after losing his home state of florida. tonight in newark, angry parents are rallying. they are upset over lead found in the water supply of many schools. plans are being finalized to test thousands of students for lead poisoning. instagram, changing things up now. instead of showing users the most recent post. it's going to prioritize the posts of people who you interact with the most. wicked hit the $1 billion mark for broadway sales alone. it's been running more than 12 years. it's the fastest any show has ever reached that milestone.
weather on the 4s. it's time to play what season are we really in. we're back to late spring. it's going to be a nice warm, comfortable day. spotty showers. probably coming later in the afternoon or evening. we'll go through that timing in a moment. again, i think we'll see another chance of that tomorrow. as we head to the parade, the chance is towards the tail end. cooler temperatures for the weekend when spring really starts. 44 in franklin as we say hello to everyone in new jersey. 46 in mine hill. parsippany 47. 36 in belvidere and 43 at the delaware water gap. 39 in oakland. wider picture through the hudson valley. 50 in poughkeepsie. 44 in montauk. other island temperatures, islip and farmingdale. 43 in long branch heading to the shore. some clouds in this morning. that's about all she wrote on that. we have rain to the west that pushes in our direction bringing scattered showers later on. the picture is nice as we start the morning. as we look at future tracker, this is what happens.
sky with sunshine today. then later on this evening, the scattered showers roll through, roll out by tomorrow morning. then another dose of clouds and showers will push through during the afternoon and evening. what to expect today. sun to start. 62 degrees. a quick warmup through the morning and noontime. mild temperatures. that's what we like to see as we head into tonight, damp evening. scattered showers out and about. that should clear out overnight. tomorrow, maybe rain to end the parade. a flow from the south and west. that's what we like to see. unfortunately, the sky not cooperating perfectly tomorrow. weekend will be cold as we say hello to spring sunday at just about 12:30 in the morning. here's your seven-day forecast everyone. take a look. it looks like it's going to be cool heading through the weekend. that is a quick look at what you need to know. now let's get you going on time. lauren has that information. >> thanks, dave. good morning everyone.
report of the morning. this is on the sprain brook parkway northbound by the cross westchester expressway. no reports of how many lanes are closed. you can see that it's not causing a delay. we will head over the garden state parkway out in toms river. this is before exit 83. route 9 out there. dave was talking about low visibility and patchy fog. you can see the conditions out here. not too many people on the roads. that's not really a problem. definitely leave space between you and the car in front of you when it gets more congested out there. the long island expressway, here's what it looks like by exit 37 which is willis avenue. plenty of cars on the roads. things moving along nicely. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect today. the next update on the fours. 5:17 right now. australian officials say a piece of debris that washed ashore on a french island is unlikely to be from the missing malaysia airlines jet. the debris was discovered on reunion island earlier this month by the same man who found
location last year. that wing part remains the only confirmed debris from the jet that vanished in 2014 with 239 people on board. right now, the second busiest subway system in the whole nation is shut down. it's the metro in d.c. it will be closing until tomorrow morning for emergency inspections. erica gonzalez joins us from vienna, virginia, with a look at how people are coping. how will they get through today? >> reporter: yeah, that's a very good question. here this morning, pretty quiet. buses starting to arrive. this is an alternate form of transportation that people can take into the city. our metro system handles 725,000 trips a day. this is unprecedented for us. barring a blizzard, metro has never shut down in its existence, never, never, never.
their patience to say the least. metro gm, paul wiedefeld choosing to test rider patience to ensure commuter safety. monday, there was an electrical fire on one of the lines. all too similar to a deadly smoke incident last year on one of the lines as well. because of that, metro will spend 29 hours inspecting equipment. commuters all relegated to other forms of transportation, buses, carpools, taxis, uber saying that it will cap pricing. federal employees do have the option to work from home or take unscheduled leave. which will alleviate some of the pressure. i have to explain this to folks in new york. this is how people get around here. this is how they get into the city. people still have to get to work and school. congress has been affected. there's a basketball game downtown today. this is going to create all sorts of havoc for the city.
have to face is whe er or not metro indeed finds a problem and they start fixing it, will this spill into tomorrow and the following day? lots of questions still unanswered this morning, michael. >> erika, we wish you and all the people in the d.c., virginia and maryland area good luck this morning. hope things get back running again. thanks for joining us. it's 5:20 right now. federal investigators believe a feed truck is to blame for an amtrak derailment in southwest kansas. the ntsb released this photo of the truck. the agency says it damaged a part of the tracks. meanwhile, the train cars were uprighted and taken away tuesday. workers are making repairs to the damaged tracks. the derailment hurt more than 30 people. most were treated and released. 5:20 right now. ahead, the classic hollywood movie is making a comeback. in the nick of time. this morning, dramatic video of a roadside rescue. you're watching "today in new
it was to mark the release of game thrones season 5 on dvd. spectacular show. >> darlene explained this to me for five years. i still don't understand it. where is the throne? >> it's a fight to rule. >> it's just north of pleasanton. >> north of washington heights. after months of speculation, disney is confirming that indiana jones will return to the big screen. >> disney says harrison ford and director steven spielberg are teaming up for a fifth installment of the popular series. together the first four films are nearly $2 billion worldwide. the new film, not yet entitled, it expected to debut in 2019. >> i didn't see the later ones. >> if you have a choice between that and game of thrones. >> i have a lot of time on my hands. i could fit them both in.
get outside and delay both those viewings. because it's going to be a nice day today. let's see what you can expect everyone. today the temperature is going to wind up at 62 degrees. some sun to start. quick warmup to noontime. scattered showers during the afternoon and the evening heading through tonight. 47 degrees, mostly cloudy. spotty showers bring the umbrella with you and keep it through the day. as we look at the next seven days, look at that. hello to spring, really, truly on sunday. 12:30 in the morning. but it won't feel like t we'll have a detailed look at the weekend coming up. >> what's happening lauren? not too much on the roads. an accident was reported on the sprain brook parkway. now we have one in the same area. might have been a mistake. eastbound on the ramp to exit 5, routes 119 and 100 ramp. that's on the right lane blocked there. in better news, which is still not that much better because
here's the commuter checklist. metro-north, lirr, nj transit and subways are running on or close to schedule. >> two illinois police officers are being called heroes after saving a toddler's life. there's dashcam video that shows the officers racing into action. a grandmother was traveling with a 19-month-old. she pulled over to the side of the road, called 9-1-1. breathing. the officers did a heimlich maneuver and cpr. she's expected to make a full recovery. the grandmother was so upset. didn't know what to do. fortunately, the officers were there. >> that's what they do. the local mayor who launched a new website calling on governor christie to step down. then a make or break mega tuesday primary in the brooks. >> a make or break mega tuesday primary in the books. i'm tracie strahan live with a wrap-up of the results.
live in newark where health officials are getting ready to test thousands of students after elevated lead levels are found in the schools. all the information you need to know coming up. if you're heading out the door, take us with you. download the "news 4 new york" app on your mobile device right now.
this morning, one candidate is out, another with new life. the results from an eventful election night. parents are outraged and the city concerned about its water. newark preparing to test thousands of children for lead poisoning. the search for a suspect in an assault inside a supermarket. the victim is just 16. "today in new york" start now. good morning efrp. wednesday morning, it is march 16th. i'm darlene rodriguez. i'm michael gargiulo. chris has the morning off. storm team 4's dave price is here with the pre-st. patrick's day forecast. dave? >> absolutely. we're inching up on 50 degrees with spring-like conditions. couldn't be-- better on the thermometer for the parade. as we say to everyone on the island, farmingville at 41. 41 in sayville.
at 50 in poughkeepsie. county. in westchester, same number. trenton, 45 degrees in long branch. 43. as far as what you can ex pet through the day, 49 degrees right now. as we head through the day, temperatures stays there through 8:00. a warmup by noon. 55. tonight, scattered showers roll through at 58 degrees. somewhere? well, lauren will tell you how to get there. >> not much getting in your way this morning. things are moving nicely on the roads. the bqe is normally delayed here as cars make their way around the bend towards the brooklyn bridge. things moving along fine here. over to connecticut. here is the turnpike by the fairfield rest area. overall, connecticut in fantastic shape. both the turnpike and the merrick parkway. the next update on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you. 5:31 right now.
being called mega tuesdays. five states held their primaries. it belonged to the front-runners. it was a clean sweep for hillary clinton. bernie sanders nearly won missouri but fell short. donald trump led the republican field with victories in four out of five states. he lost to john kasich in ohio. "today in new york's" tracie strahan is in the newsroom with the results and reaction. tracie, good morning. darlene, good morning to you. you said it. missouri was a squeaker for both parties into the early morning hours. at one point, hillary clinton and bernie sanders were separated by one half of a percentage point. same for ted cruz and trump but trump and clinton are the projected winners. ohio governor john kasich is celebrating a win he need today keep his hopes alive. he still trails ted cruz and donald trump by a significant margin in the delegate count. donald trump is halfway to the republican nomination winning north carolina dplrks missouri,
that was a victory marco rubio's campaign was hungry for, but his loss forced him to bow out of the race. >> america need a vibrant conservative movement, but one built on principles and ideas, not on fear and anger and preying on people's frustrations. >> i will not take the low road to the highest office in the land. >> do you want a candidate who shares your values or a candidate who has spent decades opposing your values. >> the fact is, we have to bring our party together. we have to bring it together. we have something happening that actually makes the republican party probably the biggest political story anywhere in the world. >> a sweep for hillary clinton, she moved closer to securing the nomination in tuesday's primary. bernie sanders is already in
making no mention of his losses from his supporters. >> we are doing something very radical in american politics. we're telling the truth. >> we are moving closer to securing the democratic party nomination and winning this election in november. >> hillary clinton says they'll focus on primaries in arizona and idaho as well as utah next week. then the primary here in new york where they say polls are starting to show incompetent creased support for bernie sanders. darlene? >> tracie strahan in the newsroom, thank you. now this morning, the bronx has been named the least healthiest county in new york state. it finished in 62nd place. this is by the robert wood johnson. also the university of wisconsin. saratoga county upstate came in first. nassau, rock land, putnam, westchester counties. all made the top five.
healthiest of the five boroughs and finished 11th overall. we have the results from new jersey and for connecticut as well on your website. nbcnewyork.com. 5:34 right now. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. dave price in for chris. dave, good morning. >> good morning. not a bad start to the day. couple of cloud out there. plenty of sunshine sharing the sky through at least the first part of the day. then things change. end. day, we'll see showers push in from the west. in the meantime, it's really very, very pleasant. all i watt from poughkeepsie to the jersey shore. out to the eastern end of long island over to sections of western jersey. there is nothing to worry about as you walk out. no need for the umbrellas but bring them for the end of the day. kingston at 48. 46 in hopewell junction and montgomery at 45 degrees. wider picture shows the half septemberry mark in poughkeepsie and shy of it in central park. what to expect through the day. areas of patchy fog.
the clouds will build as the temperatures rise and we'll look for spotty showers later today. that's a quick look at your weather picture. let see what's happening on the roads and rails with lauren. >> thanks, dave. one accident is on the ramp on the eastbound cross westchester expressway. right now that ramp is shut down. temporarily there's a tow truck on the scene. this should clear out shortly. otherwise, the roads are moving nicely. not seeing even construction delays out there. on the rails, metro-north, lirr, nj transit path and subways doing fine. buses and ferries too. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. the next weather and traffic update on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you very much. we expect more details about the plan to test thousands of newark schoolchildren for lead poisoning. comes days after some alarming tests lead to the water supply being shut off to 30 schools. "today in new york's" katherine creag is in newark with more. kat, obviously parents and guardians are concerned about this. >> reporter: they certainly are, michael.
the ones that we talked with, each and every one told us they will absolutely get their children tested. some of the younger children will be the ones tested. this is branchburg, one of the 30 schools affected. drinking fountains have been turned off, the same for other school buildings that are affected. the health director says the tests will begin with 2,000 toddlers who get early childhood care. the city will get help from the state in conducting the tests and once the younger kids are tested, other students will be as well if their parents want them to be tested. newark schools will release more information on lead testing today. this is voluntary and parents have the option to not have their children tested. as many as 17,000 students could be tested in the 30 school buildings. michael, you can understand how concerned and worried parents from. there is a rally at 5:00 p.m. tonight before the city council meeting on the steps of city hall with parents who are upset
website. there's more information on the schools that are affected. again, 30 school builds and our website, nbcnewyork.com. back to you, michael. tons of questions, kat. thanks so much. new surveillance video this morning shows two attackers suspected in a hate crime in hell's kitchen. the video is a little hard to see. police say the attackers beat up a man while shouting anti-gay statements. last tuesday on 9th avenue, the men got away. the victim suffered a broken nose and bruises to his face. a convicted cop killer who was sentenced to death twice no longer faces the death penalty. a federal judge will decide if ron l. wilson meets the legal standard to be considered intellectually disabled. that means he cannot face execution. two juries sentenced him to death of nypd detectives andrews and -- in 2003. the president and the detectives of the endowment association says justice was denied.
final goodbye to the north bergen teenager killed while walking home from a party. long lines of mourners attend a wake for 17-year-old brian rodriguez. he and his friend were killed when a car jumped a curb and hit them earlier this month. police say the driver was speeding and high on p cp. police in the bronx hope someone recognizes the man in these photos. investigators say he followed a 16-year-old girl in the stop and shop supermarket in corona park east. he grabbed her hips and touched her inappropriately. the victim screamed and ran away. he's described as a man in his 30s dressed in black with a distinguished feature that's called sometimes a lazy right eye. today a jury will hear opening statements in the trial of a new jersey mom accused of killing her son nearly 25 years ago. police found the body in edison
his mother, changed her story several times about how he vanished. they have evidence linking her to her son's murder. >> we have an update on a story we told you about monday morning. a brooklyn mother is in custody suspected of killing her toddler. police put lynn lee into the back of a police car wednesday. she's accused of drowning 2-year-old melanie fang in the bathtub inside their apartment in sunset park on sunday. the father was performing cpr. when police arrived, he did not face any charges. a wild chase between police and a speeding driver ended in a horrific crash in mt. vernon. police say they tried to pull over the white nissan in the bronx about 5:30 ned evening. the driver sped off and hit cars before coming to a stop on fourth street in mt. vernon. a woman in the back seat suffered serious head injuries but the baby is okay. >> police are releasing a description of the vehicle
a 20-year-old woman is in serious condition. police say she was hit on route 17 north near ridgewood avenue after 8:00 last night. investigators are looking for a dark-colored toyota suv. they say it has significant damage to the front fender an the right side mirror. 5:40 right now. new guidelines that could change the way doctors prescribe painkillers. plus, sleight of hand. the search for a man stealing donations. look out above. what's believed to be behind the spike in hawk attacks. weather and traffic on the 4s is coming up. you're watching "today in new
welcome back to "today in new york." weather on the 4s right now. 5:44. times square in the background. let's look outside and see what's happening weatherwise. 49 degrees right now under skies which are pretty good. winds are calm. mostly clear conditions. the trend is going to continue through the day. spotty showers a possibility as we head through the late afternoon into the evening. a risk of showers again for the parade.
and into the late afternoon and evening is your best shot. i think most of the parade should be dry, if not all of it. cooler trend heading through the weekend, which is unfortunate. we officially begin spring sunday morning at 12:30. let's go to the here and now. 40 degrees in mercer villas we look at temperatures. 38 in howell. red bank at 40 degrees. point pleasant, very pleasant at 43. wider picture. 43 as you head to westchester county in white plains. bridgeport at 45. suffolk, 35 degrees. 35 degrees in the pine barrens. up to 44 in montauk. as we head up to monticello, 45 degrees and 37 in bridgewater. all right. we talked about the fact that there's not a lot of cloud cover out there. there is some spotty fog. so there's limited visibility in sections of new jersey in central new jersey and out to the west. just keep an eye on things and travel safely this morning. it should be all clear for the most part for everybody.
the clouds later on in the day are going to begin to thicken ushering in spot showers. by tomorrow morning, they clear out and most of the parade good. as we head through the afternoon hours, another dose of these showers in through the evening. as we head into the weekend, we're talking about much chillier temperatures. but for today, some sun to start. all the way up to 62 degrees. that's nice, significantly warmer than the norm. we look at that evening rain into tonight again. the showers stay with us, down to 47 degrees. tomorrow, again, a chance of afternoon or evening showers. but look at that nice warm temperature that greets us. st. patrick's day parade, little breezy but lovely. here's the seven-day forecast everyone. take a look at this. weekend is going to be chilly with lows in the 30s. all in all, it will be nice and comfortable. above average. we'll take it. lauren, how does it look on the roads and rails.
already cleared. we'll look around the area. we'll start with the inbound side of the lincoln tunnel where you can see things moving along nicely on the helix. over at the george washington bridge and the holland tunnel, no delays. heading into the tolls, we will head over to for a live look at the tappan zee bridge. both westchester and rockland county bound, we'll head to the gowanus. >> past the belt merge through industry city, none that we know of yet. ferry commuters, if you're getting on the ferries, everything is operating on its regular route and schedule. more weather and traffic on the 4s. >> lauren, 5:47. today, two of the three men who died in a tugboat crash on the hudson river will be laid to rest. a funeral mass will be held for 63-year-old paul ammon in fourth river, new jersey. family and friends will say their final goodbyes to another
the search has been called off for harry hernandez of staten island. his remains will be recovered next week when the tugboat is pulled from the bottom of the hudson river. in brooklyn, a thief was caught on surveillance video stealing a donation box. look at the lower right hand part of the screen. police are trying to find the man in the red hoodie who swiped that box off the counter. you see him slide it under his shirt. this happened at bagels and greens in borough park. the fund in that box are meant for a charity that helps ill children. in connecticut, police say they caught two men in a scam that preys on the elderly. stamford police say anthony and steve miguel promised they would fix a door for $4,000. police say they drove her to the bank on monday. but it was closed. officers arrested the men yesterday when they returned to the victim's home with no tools or contract agreement. 5:48. in connecticut, an overprotective bird of prey is now targeting people.
from being attacked by a hawk in recent days. police say that there have been three attacks by a hawk near mill hollow park. a man was scratched on his head and a postal worker was targeted. the marc took on animal control officers. they believe right now that the bird is protecting little ones in a nearby nest. >> the city council of ferguson, missouri, agreed to a justice department plan to overhaul its police force. the deal comes a year and a half after an officer shot and killed michael brown sparking demonstrations across the country. the ferguson city council rejected the same plan last month. >> the deal was approved only after the council was assured the city wouldn't be required to give police officers a pay raise. apple offering a tough response demanding that they crack an encrypted iphone. they submitted legal papers yesterday. apple saying the justice department wants to do something
the american people. they add security is at stake. they want apple's help to get data from a san bernardino's phone. >> lawmakers in albany passed a bill to end the tampon tax. the state assembly unanimously passed the legislation which exempts tampons and other feminine hygiene products from the sales tax. if passed, new york will become the 11th state that does not tax feminine hygiene products. in news for your health, dock temperatures are advised to rethink how they help patients deal with pain. centers for disease control now says the potentially addictive opioid drugs should be avoided. among them, oxycodone and vicodin. instead, patients should be given tylenol and ibuprofen. when observe pioids are pre described, they're asking to keep the dosages low.
ways to help them. >> when you hear of addiction, they say it started with an injury and the medication. it's 5:50 right now. just ahead, a big hurdle cleared to turn st. patrick's into a new york city school holiday. this morning, local officers that come to the rescue for the littlest ones. they're cute. little kittens abandoned on a city street. >> follow us on facebook, twitter and instagram. michaelg4ny, darlene4ny. you're watching tor.
just a few hours, new yorkers may get a dose of canada's new prime minister. justin true dough will stop at u.n. first. candidate seat on the security council. tonight, he's going to be the guest of honor at a gala dinner at the waldorf astoria hotel. the new york state senate approved a bill that would make st. patrick's day a school holiday in new york city. state senator introduced the legislation. he heard from many irish americans who were upset that the city department of education scheduled parent-teacher conferences on st. patrick's day. tune in tomorrow for live coverage of the st. patrick's
watch it on nbc 4 at 11:00 a.m. or nbcnewyork.com. lauren scala will be hosting the parade along with gus rosendale. >> it's a good time. i hope people tune in. >> i can't wait. >> weather is going to cooperate? >> for at least most of the parade. it's a joyous parade. to be honest with you, i've watched it in rain, snow, sunshine and it doesn't matter. nothing put a damper on that parade. but it is going to be just fine i think for the most part. nice and warm. let's see what the current weather is. 62 degrees. clouds later on, scattered showered. fronts continue to roll on through bringing us showers in the afternoon and evening. 47 degrees tonight. a spot shower, stay with us. clear out overnight. tomorrow morning we begin with truly lovely conditions. i think we'll be in great shape as we head through the parade. bring the umbrella to be on the safe side. we are going to see a little bit of precip roll during the
breezy on friday. cold or cool at least over the weekend. hello to spring saturday night into sunday. remember we have a big race in new york. the united half marathon. >> going to be on the chilly side. >> wish them luck. >> what's happening lauren. >> the first subway issue of the morning. thank goodness it's not a suspension. burn side. this is because of a sick customer. usually that clears up quickly. we'll take a live look outside. route 3 in east rutherford. things moving along nicely. no major problems on the roads in new jersey, new york or connecticut. enjoy the ride while you can. >> another commuter note. repairs expected to get under way. the newest subway station. mta officials say yonkers contracting which did the original work on the hudson new york station will foot a $3 million repair bill. officials say shoddy
repairs expected to take 8 to 12 weeks. officers rescued a litter of kittens that someone threw away. they responded to animal cruelty. left in a parking lot. not sure who would do something like that. the kittens are being cared for at a shelter. they are beautiful. >> that's so cute. >> up next at 6:00, parents start saving now. we'll show you a groundbreaking gaming system. yes. just shown it. your children want it as of 5:57. >> also, at 6:00 a.m., it is a big morning in my politics. the presidential front-runner snagged big wins. one key loss could cause donald trump come convention time. take us with you. download the "news 4 new york" app on your mobile device now. we'll be back in two minutes.
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mega tuesday. fallout. the one key loss for donald trump could lead to a contested republican convention. a woman fighting for her life. it follows a hit and run in new jersey. what we're now learning about the vehicle responsible. plus, commuters left stranded in the nation's capitol. one of the biggest mass transit systems in the country is shut down over safety concerns. "today in new york" starts now. good morning everyone. it's wednesday morning. it is march 16th. i am darlene rodriguez. i'm michael gargiulo. chris has the morning off. but dave price is here with the forecast. dave, spring on the way. >> spring on the way. it's going to feel like it today and tomorrow. but as spring begins to roll on in over the weekend, we're back to the cool stuff. right now, 50 degrees in chelsea, 48 in dyker heights. city island at 46. green ridge at 43 degrees. hoboken at 47 this morning. the wider picture shows comfortable conditions
the cool spot, westhampton. as we head through the day, this is what we can expect. we're going to see relatively nice conditions. partly cloudy skies greet us rights now. 55 degrees with sun and clouds at noon. scattered showers tonight, probably tomorrow night too. we'll talk about that in the full forecast. we'll see a high temperature today of 62 degrees. that's well above our normal average. we'll go through all the forecast details in a little bit. if you have to get out the door right this minute, don't leave without listening to lauren first. >> thanks, dave. good morning. things are starting to slow down in the usual spots. we have a problem for the poughkeepsie area commuters. there's a tractor-trailer accident shutting down the ramp to the mid hudson bridge. this will likely be out there for a while. this is a spot to avoid. i'll continue to keep you posted on that. we're starting to see congestion out there. a live look at the gowanus expressway. past the belt merge to industry city, there's roadwork causing it to be slower than usual. leave yourself a bit of extra time. we'll have more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s.
now to decision 2016 and what's being dubbed mega tuesday. hillary clinton and donald trump scored big wins in multiple states. the republican front-runner is trying to lockdown the nomination. results. >> darlene, good morning to you. he did solidify his position as the front-runner. he was thwarted by john kasich when it came to ohio. he claimed victory in a win that he needed to stay in the race. kasich still lags way behind ted cruz and donald trump when it comes to the delegate count, especially after he became the projected winner in missouri early this morning. he also claimed victories in north carolina, illinois and florida. a state marco rubio needed to win to stay in the race for the white house and after losing bowed out of the race taking a not so veiled shot at donald trump's campaign. >> america needs a vibrant conservative movement.
principles and on ideas, not on fear and anger and on preying on people's frustrations. >> i will not take the low road to the highest was office in the land. >> do you want a candidate who shares your values or a candidate who spent decades opposing your values? >> the fact is, we have to bring our party together. we have to bring it together. we have -- we have something happening that actually makes the republican party probably the biggest political story anywhere in the world. >> missouri was a squeaker between hillary clinton and bernie sanders into the morning hours. but clinton is celebrating a clean sweep this morning. sanders, however, hoped his loss would ignite a fire under his supporters. >> we are moving closer to securing the democratic party nomination.
november. >> we are doing something very radical in american politics. we're telling the truth. >> bernie sanders is already in arizona ahead of next week's primary contest there. although the republican race is down to three candidates, this morning there's talk of another possibility. paul ryan. the house speaker says he hasn't ruled out being drafted by the party, darlene. >> thanks so much, tracie. coming up on the "today" show, a live interview with john kasich following his first primary win ahead at 7:00 a.m. you just heard it from tracie, house speaker paul ryan not ruling out accepting the gop nomination for president. ryan speaking exclusively to cnbc's john harwood at the capitol. while he doesn't see it happening, he's not categorically ruling out accepting the republican nomination if the delegates turn to someone outside the current field. in any case, paul ryan is the
6:04. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. chris cimino off this morning. dave price is here. >> hey, how are you? >> we're good. how are you? >> i'm good, thanks. all right. now that that conversation has come to an end. let's look at the weather picture, shall we? a nice day taking shape. we'll see sun and clouds. that's the first part of the day. second part of the day, showers roll on in. scattered showers a possibility. as we look at the close-up picture to the east end of long island and sections of western new jersey. everything clear at this point. temperatures throughout the area relatively comfortable, too. little cool in eastport this morning. as we look at setauket, 39 degrees. 42 out at orion. 40 in hampton bays. as we widen the picture, temperatures a little -- a degree or two lower than they were an hour ago in poughkeepsie. at 49 degrees as we head into the city.
the day, as the bus comes and the books pile up, so does the homework, we'll see 55 degrees at recess today. 3:30, 60 degrees and scattered showers through the afternoon after you get home from school. that's a quick look at your weather picture. full forecast and the seven-day moments away. let's say hello to lauren. >> thanks, dave. good morning everyone. we have delays on uptown f trains. we have issues on downtown 4 trains. normal service resumed there. this is our only subway problem. rail lines look good now. as far as the buses go, we don't have unplanned detours or surprises as of yet. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. the next update ahead on the hads. >> thanks, lauren. new details about plans to test thousands of newark public school students for lead poisoning. drinking fountains were turned off in 30 schools last week after high levels of lead were detected. newark's health director says
enrolled in early hield chood childhood care. katherine creag will have the details in a half hour. happening now, police are looking for the driver who ran down a woman in paramus and never stopped. the 20-year-old woman is in serious condition. police say she was hit on route 17 north near ridgewood avenue just after 8:00 last night. investigators are looking for a dark-colored toyota suv. they say there's significant damage to the right front fender and the right side mirror. a wild chase between police and a speeding driver with an infant in the car ended in a horrific crash in mt. vernon. this is the aftermath here. police tried to pull over this white nissan in the bronx about 5:30 yesterday evening. the driver sped off, hit several cars before stopping on fourth street and mt. vernon. two people were arrested a woman in the back seat suffered serious head injuries. fortunately, the infant is okay. opening statements in the case of a new jersey woman
evidence linking her to the murder of him. the 5-year-old's body was found back in 1992 after he disappeared. investigators say lud zin ski changed her story several times about how he vanished. nearly 25 years later, the trial will take place in new brunswick. happening now, commuters in washington, d.c. are dealing with a subway shutdown. the metro rail was taken off line last night for emergency inspections. on monday, an electrical fire filled a downtown station with smoke. now, transit officials want to systemwide. if the trains were running, the work will take weeks to do. they're hoping to have it done by tomorrow morning. >> i fully recognize the hardship this causes to the region and to the community. >> we treat this event because it's so significant for the district. it's a homeland security event. >> in fact, the first time metro
40-year history except for bad weather times. it's the second busiest subway station mind us in new york city. new this morning, an american college student detained in north korea just learned his sentence from that country's supreme court. we're seeing video of otto warmbier in that courthouse. today he was convict of subversion and ordered to serve 15 years hard labor. two weeks ago the university of virginia undergrad apologized on camera for stealing a political poster. experts believed that statement may have been coerced. the cnbc money report, interest rates will likely be the top topic among investors today. kate rogers joins us with those details and more. anybody with a mortgagor car loan or line of credit loan all watching to see what happens. >> the markets are on fed watch as the central bank -- the fed is expected to keep interest rates on hold but could offer hints as to when they may hike
janet yellen will hold a news conference about the continued health of the economy. >> virtual reality system in october for $399. the company said it would go on sale in june. the delay gives competitors such as facebook oculus rift a headstart. they have a wide variety of software. the playstation works with a ps 4 console and the rift requires a high end commuter to work. gamers will be happy abo that one. >> i can't get my son to come out of the basement now. with that on, we'll never see him again. >> looks like he's wearing night vision all the time. >> thank you. still ahead, a big milestone. it's not happened since hurricane sandy. up next, we'll tell you about travel changes to make it easier for americans to visit cuba. plus, your weather and traffic on the 4s is coming up. you're watching "today in new
it's 6:15. here are four things to know. donald trump and hillary clinton nab big wins on tuesday. trump's loss in ohio leaves open the possibility of a contested republican convention. today, we're expected to learn details about the plan to test thousands of students for lead poisoning. parents planning a rally before tonight's city council meeting. instagram users, they're changing the way you view posts. instead of showing users the most recent post first, the app will give higher priority to those you interact with the most. it's similar to the way facebook organizes news feeds. march madness tipped off last night.
the competition. >> they made us proud. nice to see everyone. good morning. time to take a check of the weather picture as we head through the day. we're going to have pretty nice start to the day. the afternoon looks pretty good too. spotty showers in the late afternoon into the evening. same story for tomorrow. we'll talk about specific parade timing in a minute or two. a cooler trend for the weekend. significantly cooler as we say hello to spring, believe it or not. visibility right now, we talked about this early this morning. we'd see patchy fog and it is indeed coming to pass. quarter of a mile in morristown. watch it on the roads. give yourself extra time and take it easy. fine as you head from the city through the hudson valley and eastward. we're in good shape. storm tracker shows high clouds through the area. not much is going to bother us. we do have a series of weak fronts which are passing through. so we go to 5:00 tonight. that's where we see that rain
it's going to push on through. clears out tomorrow morning. you think we're in great shape for the parade, right? well, partially right. temperatures going to be nice and warm. but as we head through the afternoon, we see more spot showers developing and pushing on through, which could come down as the parade is wrapping up. bring the umbrellas. i think it's the wise thing to do tomorrow. during the 4:00 hour, of course, you see the rain push over the city and out to the eastern end of long island. scattered showers through the evening. today, we're going to see sunrise come up at 7:05. a southeast wind at 5 to 10 miles per hour. 62 in the city. same in ramsey and larchmont. down by 2 in bethpage. the wider picture shows nice temperatures up to wingdale and brewster. cooler on the island and 65 degrees in heights town. st. patrick's weather, keep in mind the possibility of close call towards the end of the parade a a scattered shower with
mid and upper 60s. through the weekend, hello to spring but goodbye to the warmer temperatures temporarily. we see spring begin sunday at 12:30 a.m. we begin next week with breezy conditions, chance of a shower monday morning and temperatures in the 50s. that's a quick look at your forecast. let's see what's happening on the roads and the rails. who has the answers? it's lauren. >> thank you. not too bad news this morning for the commute. we have a couple of problems out there. heading to poughkeepsie on route 9 southbound, the ramp is shut down because of a tractor-trailer accident. could be for a while. this is a spot to avoid. heading to the long island expressway, we have delays building westbound. here's what it looks like by exit 32. just before you get to the cross island, we have reports of an accident after the cross island. not a confirmation. i'll let you know as soon as it's confirmed. in the meantime, i can confirm delays. outside at the van wyck expressway, it's getting congested out there southbound.
this will get worse throughout the morning. you have a 15-minute wait on the holland. at the lincoln tunnel, 15 a the george washington bridge, about ten minutes. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect and more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. >> thanks, lauren. 6:17 now. americans will find it easier to visit cuba under new guidelines from the white house. you will no longer have to go in tour groups. what's being called people to people, educational travel will be allowed. it will also be easier to use dollars in financial transactions. the announcement comes days before president obama makes his historic visit to cuba on monday. a north bergen teenager killed walking home from a party will be laid to rest today. long lines of mourners, many teenagers, attended last night's wake for 17-year-old brian rodriguez. he and his friend, noel herrera with were killed when a car jumped a curb and hit them earlier this month. that driver was speeding and high on the drug pcp. the man sentenced to death
officers will not be executed. a federal judge ruled ron he will wilson meets the legal standard to be considered intellectually disabled sparing him from the death penalty. two juries sentenced him to death for the execution-style killings of nypd detectives rodney andrews and james them rein in 2003. the president of the detectives ep do youment association says justice was denied to their families. after back-to-back robberies near the campus of fordham university. two students were mugged within minutes much each other near the rosehill campus. first they held a gun to an 18-year-old girl's neck. then a 21-year-old man. they took wallets and cell phones. they're urging students to put away their phones and pay attention while you're walking. on long island, one lawmaker wants suffolk county to get money back to avoid cuts to local bus service.
will own made the pitch yesterday. he's asking for money from the unpopular mta payroll tax. he wants changes to the budget to provide more aid for bus costs. it's 6:20 now. see which broadway show just set a record and for once, it's not hamilton. >> not this time. later, troubles at manhattan's newest subway station. we'll tell you who is footing the bill for the repairs. follow us on facebook and twitter and instagram, darlene4ny. michaelg4ny. you're watching "today in new
governor andrew cuomo: there is an unhealthy income inequality gap that is only growing. if you work full-time you shouldn't have to choose between paying the rent and buying food. i say lift up the working families of this state and pay a real decent wage. we fight until this nation fulfills its promise of opportunity for all and that's what this fight for $15 is all about. welcome back. 49 degrees as we look out at
6:23 on a wednesday. a big milestone for lower manhattan. the seaport museum launches its first exhibit since hurricane sandy. it flooded the first floor of the museum and destroyed the elevators and escalators. now enough repairs have been done to reopen the map lobby for an exhibit called street of ships much the port and the people. the port and its people. more items may go on display in july. broadway's wicked is celebrating a big win. the musical hit a billion dollars in sales. the lion king and phantom of the opera reached a billion dollars inbox office sales. wicked actually reached that milestone faster than either rival. we joke about it every week. seem to have a story about hamilton. we'll get to it too. wicked -- you still --
>> so many great shows to see. >> fiddler on the roof. so many classics that i thought would be in that range. all the shows that wicked had. >> nice to see you. it's going to be a great day to see a broadway show or to be outside for the first part of the day if that's what you want to do. 62 degrees. afternoon, late afternoon, evening showers a possibility. 5 to 10 miles per hour. clouds billed through the day. 47 tonight. spotty showers in the overnight. eventually, subsiding by early tomorrow morning. south winds at 5 to 10. as far as your seven-day forecast, say hello to spring. sunday morning at 12:30. look at those temperatures. >> wow. >> we say good-bye to the warm temperatures heading into the weekend. we'll have the full parade forecast in the next half hour. i think it's more positive than it has been so far. >> lauren will be out there. >> that's why we're changing it. >> thank you. much appreciated by me and the
>> along with 3 million people. >> it's going to be amazing. we have problems on the roads. the garden state parkway, an accident northbound by exit 90. that's in the center lane. you can see delays there. they go back and exit. heading over to the rails, we have one problem on the subways. tea lace on uptown f trains because of signal problems. the rest of the rails are moving nicely this morning. lauren, thank you. it's 6:26. up next, a big morning in politics of the we'll tell you who is ahead and who is out and who may have new life following mega tuesday. also this. >> reporter: i'm katherine creag live in newark where health workers are getting ready to test thousands of children after elevated levels of lead are found in their school buildings. we'll have all the information you need to know coming up. if you're about to head out the door, take us with you. keep watching "today in new york." download the app on your mobile
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setback for donald trump. what's happening today to ease fears of a school water supply. the breaking news. chopper 4 is over a water main break in new jersey. live pictures there. "today in new york" starts now. good morning. 6:30 a.m. on this wednesday morning, march 16th. i'm michael gargiulo. i'm darlene rodriguez. chris cimino has the morning off. dave price is here with the forecast. >> not a bad morning. it's going to be comfortable. that's for sure. waking up to 40-degree temperatures in blairstown. 41 in franklin. mine hill at 45. califon at 35. 36 in high bridge. so a little bit chillier heading in that direction. the wider picture shows comfortable conditions north to south from long branch all the way to poughkeepsie. a little cooler in westhampton and monticello at 46 degrees. as we head out the door, as we head through the day today, this is what you can see. a temperature high of 62 today.
late afternoon, we see spotty showers roll on in. then those will clear out by tomorrow morning. we'll have your full forecast for you in a couple of minutes. right now, let's check out traffic. lauren has the answers. >> thanks, dave. good morning everyone. two new problems for you. heading to the jackie robinson parkway heading westbound after metropolitan avenue, there's a disabled vehicle blocking a lane there. delays go to the kew gardens interchange. stop-and-go traffic on the grand central parkway get sbog this area as well. the l.i.e. in queens, westbound before the clearview expressway, something is going on here because of the accident. i'm waiting for confirmation. the l.i.e. opens up before that. the delays back into nassau county. leave yourself extra time. more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. >> thanks, so much, lauren. now, breaking news. a water main break in newark. kai simonsen is over the scene in chopper 4. kai? >> darlene and michael, good morning to you.
activity to the center part of the screen. first on the screen near the distribution and court street here in newark. toward the bottom end of the screen coming into view, that's the location of the water main break. there is minor flooding here. distribution street is closed. no major flooding yet. we'll give you an idea of where we are. here's the newark airport, here's the turnpike and this is our location. it's closer to port newark. it might be affecting some commercial traffic coming into this area. live in chopper 4, kai simonsen, darlene and michael, back to you. >> hillary clinton and donald trump are celebrating big primary wins this morning. one key loss for the front-runner is raising the specter of a brokered convention. tracie strahan is here with the overnight. tracie, some people say it's not brokered. it's going to be contested. whatever it is, it won't be a run of the mill convention. >> it will certainly be interesting to say the least, michael.
campaigning today. that's the one whose presidential hopes rested on winning his home state. john kasich got victory in ohio. he's still behind in the delegate count. but he told supporters elwin the nomination come cleveland. also donald trump is halfway to the nomination. he won in north carolina, missouri, illinois, ohio and florida. now, thafrs a victory marco rubio's campaign was hungry for. but his loss caused him to bow out of the race. >> it's clear that while we are on the right side, this year we will not be on the winning side. >> we're going to go all the way to cleveland and secure the republican nomination. >> america now has a clear choice going forward. >> we're going to do a lot of trips the next month. but i think we're going to have a great victory. more importantly than anything else, we're going to start winning again. >> on the democratic side, a sweep for hillary clinton.
democratic nomination by winning all five states in tuesday's primary. bernie sanders is already in arizona for next week's race. >> thank you, florida, thank you north carolina. thank you ohio. >> we will win if the voter turnout is high. let's make it high. >> the focus, of course, is on what's next? exit polls show voters in florida, north carolina and ohio picked someone other than trump. in florida, half of them said they would consider voting for a third party candidate come november. michael, that leaves the door wide open. >> wide open. people will be analyzing it all the way to august. thanks, trace. coming up on the "today" show, a live interview with the ohio winner john kasich following his first primary win. that's ahead at 7:00 a.m. 6:34 right now on this wednesday morning. it is time for weather and
dave price in for chris. good morning. >> good morning to you both. good morning everyone. we got a nice day taking shape. at least the first part of it. second part of it, we begin to see clouds roll in and the possibility of showers. but we wake up to temperatures in the mid-40s in secaucus. 40 degrees in emerson. larchmont at 42. we head out west, 46 in parsippany. avenel at 41. staten island, you've got 43 on the thermometer. hudson valley, 47 in poughkeepsie. long branch temperatures in the low 40s. partly cloudy right now. as we head through 55 degrees after a nice warmup by lunchtime. 60 at 3:00. 62 should be the high. showers roll through tonight. will there be showers on the st. patrick's day parade? >> i think we're going to get away with most of it dry if not all. that's good news. let's see if traffic has good news.
a couple of things going on. we have delays on uptown f trains because of signal problems. the major commuter lines are doing fine. an accident northbound on the garden state parkway by exit 90. that's in the center lane. popping up to -- still the ramp shut down to the mid hudson bridge with a tractor-trailer accident. you need to move your car today. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. the next weather and traffic update on the fours. thanks, lauren. we're expected to learn new details about the plan to test thousands of newark schoolchildren for lead poisoning. katherine creag is in newark at kat? >> reporter: darlene, some of the youngest children will be the first ones to be tested and we're talking toddler age. what you're looking at here, this is branch brook elementary school, one of the 30 schools to have elevated lead levels. drinking fountains have been closed off for other school
the health director says tests will begin immediately with 2,000 toddlers who get early childhood care. once the younger children are tested, other students will be as well if their parents allow that to happen. newark schools will release more information on lead testing today. this is voluntary testing and parents do have the option to not have their children tested. but darlene, as so many of the parents that we talked with, they tell us they will absolutely get their children tested. we're talking as many as 17,000 kids who will be tested. that's a possibility in the 30 school buildings. also a big rally planned tonight. 5:00 p.m. on the steps of city hall before a city council meeting with parents involved. back to you, darlene. >> kat, thank you. a brooklyn woman is behind bars this morning accused of kill her young daughter. they hauled her into the back of a squad car yesterday. she's accused of drowning melanie fang in the bathtub of
the father was performing cpr when police got there. lee is charged with second degree murder and manslaughter. new this morning, police want to find attackers who beat up a man in a possible hate crime in hell's kitchen. the surveillance video is hard to see but these are the men suspected in tuesday's attack. the man shouted anti-gay statements during the assault outside the restaurant. the victim suffered a broken nose and bruises to his face. in connecticut, a woman is credited for tipping off police to -- they promised they would fix the woman's door for $4,000. police say the two even drove her to the bank you, but it was closed. she got suspicious and called police. officers arrested the men when they returned to her home with
pair rs expected to get -- yonkers contracting which did the original work on the hudson yard station, now the $33 million repair bill. it was shoddy construction that led to widespread leaks. the repairs expected to take 8 to 12 weeks. a cab driver got his hand on a check he was waiting for. victor castillo was presented with a check for $50,000 after matching money in the powerball jackpot. his former friend is accused of swiping his win wg ticket. he was arrested in january when police say he tried to cash the ticket in. the new york state senate approved a bill to make st. patrick's day a school holiday here. there was a state senator behind the democrat. they're upset ba that the department of education once again scheduled parent-teacher conferences on st. patrick's
it's called an important day of cultural -- one of the biggest celebrations is the st. patrick's day parade. you can watch it live here on nbc 4 new york and nbcnewyork.com. coverage starts at 11:00 tomorrow morning. excited to have our own gus rosendale and lauren scala right there helping to televise the parade. >> helping celebrate with our irish-american friend. >> find out which area card the unhealthiest. hawks dive bombing people in our area. plus, weather and traffic on the 4s is coming up.
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inching up on 6:44. nice to see everyone. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. beautiful shot of manhattan in the background. let's clek the forecast as we begin the day together. we're just shy of 50 degrees. we have comfortable conditions out there. some clouds in the area. but all in all, not a bad start. winds are at this hour. let's see what you can expect beginning the day today. areas of patchy fog. especially to the west. we'll watch that and see. take it easy if you run into foggy conditions. partly sunny to start. quick warmup to the noontime hour. we'll be in the mid-50s. clouds build. temperatures continue to rise up to 62 degrees today. we see weak spotty showers. we are coming into this period with afternoon and evening shower activity.
the high clouds we see outside. as we head through today, again, the showers roll through late day, late afternoon to early evening. stick with us through a portion of the overnight before we clear on out. mild air, though, in play. it gets even better tomorrow. tomorrow we are going to see a repeat of this. so tonight we see the showers and relatively damp conditions. tomorrow, it's the same thing. but the temperature rises a little bit. we have winds out of the southwest. we could see rain to end the parade. bring the umbrella to be on the safe side. all the way up to 66 degrees. looking ahead to friday, morning showers, temperature is going to be cooler. 53 degrees. we'll clear on out nicely on friday. and then heading into the weekend, temperatures take a drop into the 40 eads as we head through the weekend. a sunny start but watching the coast heading to sunday, everybody. keep that in mind. we could be looking at some rain. maybe even a mix in some locations to the higher elevations in far north and west. parade weather, winds pick up at
i think we stay dry for the most part. that's a quick look at everything you need to know short term as far as the seven-day forecast, we're in nice shape heading into the weekend. but things cool on down and we start next week breezy. let's take a check of traffic in transit right now. lauren has all that information. >> thanks, dave. good morning everyone. a couple of problems in queens. we have a disabled vehicle westbound on the l.i.e. by exit 28 in the left lane. delays back to nassau county. reports of an accident on the grand central parkway after the clear view. you're going to sit in some delays. leave yourself some time. the jackie robinson parkway, this is in the process of moving. it blocks a lane but delays are easing out through here. that's good news. heading over to new jersey, we have an accident on the turnpike extension. so eastbound out by exit 14b. that is causing pretty heavy delays as well.
route 4 in teaneck jamming things up. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. back to you, darlene and michael. >> thank you very much, lauren. we have a double stabbing in washington heights. kai simonsen is over the scene in chopper four. >> good morning. the call came in just after 6:00 this morning. these are live pictures from chopper 4 at amsterdam avenue and 171st street in washington heights. as you said, the scene of a double staffing. a male and female were taken to the hospital with stab wounds. one of the victims in stable condition, the other in serious condition. they're looking for two men that was the result of a dispute between a group of people. hrt part of the street has been vision. date. kai sigh mop senn, darlene and michael, back to you. new this morning, four counties in our area finished near the top of a new ranking of the healthiest counties in new york state.
johnson foundation and the university of wisconsin put saratoga county in first place, followed by nassau, rock land, putnam and westchester. manhattan finished in 11th finishing the healthiest. the bronx -- we have the results on nbcnewyork.com. a litter of kittens are being nursed back to health after someone threw them away in brooklyn. police officers responded to a call of animal cruelty in williamsburg. they found a suitcase in the parking lot and there were gray kittens incompetent side. all six are being cared for. lis are looking to determine who left them behind. >> that's sweet. >> in the middle of everything they do. they're jephte will with the kittens. coming up next, we'll show you where some angry hawks are attacking local residents. don't forget. follow us on facebook and twitter and instagram. you're watching "today in new
live look at the tappan zee bridge. a new bridge rising next to it at 6:51. a series of hawk attacks have some worried they could be next. they happened near mill hollow park. one man was scratched on his head and a postal worker as well. the hawk went after others too. it's believed the attacks are by some overprotective hawk parents who have a nest of little hawks somewhere nearby. it's that parental instincts. >> my mother was that kind of hawk. she still is. the "today" show is coming up in a few minutes. we'll check in with matt and savannah. see what's ahead. >> good morning to you. coming up on the show this morning, the takeaways from another big night in the presidential race. a clean sweep for hillary clinton. marco rubio is out after losing his home state.
raising the chances o that rare contested convention. our political team breaks it all down. republican candidate and ohio winner, governor john kasich will join us live. also ahead, actress jennifer garner will stop by and talk about fate, family and her emotional new movie. plus, how do you top rapping with the president, the man behind hamilton, he goes one-on-one with our jennifer hager. across to you. >> looking forward to it. have a great show. >> thanks. guys, thanks. um next, we'll find out if you can leave the umbrellas at your home today. preferably your home. >> not somebody else's home. you're watching "today in new
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now, more on that breaking news. a double stabbing this washington heights. kai simonsen is over that scene in chopper 4. kai? >> darlene and michael, good morning to you. police are looking for two men in connection to this double stabbing that happened at about 6:00 this morning. a man and woman were stabbed following a dispute. it happened near amsterdam avenue and 171st street in washington heights. a large area of the sidewalk, you can see as i come out a little bit with the camera is now taped off. most of the activity is focused around this deli and pizza place. every once in a while, you'll see cops going into the basement.
condition, the other in serious condition. we'll keep an eye on it for you. i'm kai simonsen live in chopper 4. back to you. katherine creag is in newark. we're awaiting new details about lead testing for students. kat. >> reporter: darlene and michael, schools expected to release more information on testing thousands of students for lead levels. this is branchbrook elementary school, one of 30 buildings that have the elevated lead levels. they're using bottled water. tests will begin immediately with about 2,000 toddlers who get early childhood care. as many as 17,000 students could be tested. but it's voluntary, up to their parents to decide if their kids are testing. >> thank you, kat. they want to find the two men accused of a hate crime in hell's kitchen.
they shouted anti-gay statements outside the cannery restaurant. the victim suffered a broken nose and bruises to his face. police are looking for a driver who struck a woman in paramus and never stopped. the woman is in serious condition. she was hit on route 17 north near ridgewood avenue after 8:00 last night. investigators are looking for a dark-colored toyota suv with significant damage to the front fender and right side mirror. big milestone for lower manhattan. the museum launches its first exhibit since hurricane sandy. it flooded the first floor. enough repairs have been done to reopen the main lobby. it's called street of ships, the port and its people. it's great to have another new york institution back. >> beautiful museum. lauren, one more check of traffic. >> we have all sort of problems out there. route 4 eastbound by queen anne road, an accident blocks the left lane.
minutes inbound at the george washington bridge. the major deegan, an accident in the left lane there. the holland tunnel, you want to avoid the turnpike extension. delays are heavy because of an accident by 14b. truck route 1 and 9 is the way to go. on the garden state parkway. -- then finally, we still have delays out there on up taun f trains. that's the only problem we're having on the rails. >> thanks, lauren. dave, what's happening? >> 60 today. chance of afternoon showers as we roll on through. let's put up the seven-day forecast h we're good for most of the st. patrick's day parade. maybe a stray shower and nothing gets in the way of that great parade. breezy on friday. as we head into the first sunday of spring, it begins sunday at 12:30 a.m. it's going to be
temperatures in the 30s for lows. next week we begin with breezy conditions and a mix of sun and clouds. >> what's the thing on the sun? was that a mushroom? >> no, i don't think -- it was a sauteed mushroom. the "today" show is coming up next. >> that's what's happening "today in new york." have a great day. good morning. all but one. donald trump wins four of five states, including florida, forcing marco rubio out of the race. >> after tonight, it is clear that while we are on the right side, this year, we will not be on the winning side. >> john kasich hangs on with a win in his home state of ohio. >> we are going to go all the way to cleveland and secure the republican nomination. >> for the democrats, a clean sweep for hillary clinton. sanders hanging in, but it's