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coming up on 5:00 a.m. take us with you. >> keep watching "today in new york" by downloading the "news 4 new york" app on the mobile device. the next hour starts right now. >> a sweeping deal reached late last night in albany. this morning we're getting a sense for what it means for transportation. education and the minimum wage. >> plus this morning, police say what appeared to be a terrifying slashing attack. it's something very different. >> tracking rain, wind andsyes, possibly even some snow on the way. "today in new york" starts now. good morning everybody. friday morning. it's april 1st. april fool's day. i'm darlene rodriguez. i'm michael gargiulo. storm team 4's chris cimino here with the forecast. chris, we're shocked because we reject the word snow. >> some snow. shovels not needed here. we're talking about the fact that we're going from the 70s today and yesterday to the
flurries and snow showers by sunday morning. big swings headed our way. hold on. 67 in chelsea right now. 50s across the island. south facing shorelines, brooklyn and queens off the chillier water. poughkeepsie 68. 67 sussex. 68 bridgewater. some cases temperatures 30 degrees warmer this morning than yesterday morning in central new jersey. not a lot of rain out there right now. most of these are south and east of city and likely to stay there. there's still more off to the south and west. we will be in and out of rounds of showers as it breaks down. a lot of clouds throughout the day. temperatures are warm, back into the low 70s once again. let's get to emily west in for lauren this morning. how is the commute so far? >> still dealing with the construction. 71st to 63rd. the north tube closed. south tube taking on two-way traffic. let's take a live look at the belt parkway by jfk. it looks pretty nice. back to the maps where the
jersey avenue to tonnelle avenue. we'll have more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> emily, thank you very much. while you were sleeping, lawmakers in albany spent the morning hammering out the final details of a sweeping budget deal. katherine creag is on the upper east side with all the details. kat, one of the projects, second avenue subway. >> reporter: indeed, michael. transportation projects also this budget. it means that some people will be making more money in the long run. others get some tax breaks in their paycheck. transportation projects like this one, the second avenue subway project will be well-funded. some of the highlights of the budget include a tax cut, a lower personal income tax rate for the middle class. almost a half percentage point lower. they will have to pay. $25 billion in school aid including money for new york city schools and charters. more than $55 billion in transportation investments. $15 minimum wage.
that means employees will be eligible for 12 weeks of paid family leave when taking care of a baby. a family member with a serious health condition. many of the items in the budget near and dear to governor cuomo. let's listen. >> i believe that this is the best plan that the state has produced if it's passed in decades literally. >> reporter: a $15 minimum wanl will go into effect in new york city for large businesses in 2018. small businesses 2019. and now suffolk, westchester counties, gradual increase and $15 by 2021. upstate new york to $15 an hour after 2020. it all depends, michael if the economy is doing well and the budget agreed upon just hours ago. already it has critics saying that the governor had to macon sessions.
far away from now, he did macon sessions to get pieces of the budget approved. >> sure. people were anxious to get that wage right away. they feel they had to phase it in. >> reporter: right, michael. exactly. >> thanks very much, kat. new this morning, police say a woman who claimed to be slashed in lower manhattan actually cut herself. the 20-year-old woman told police she was cut on the cheek as she walked north on broadway near wall street thursday. police say she since recanted and cut the 2-inch gash herself. she's undergoing a psychiatric evaluation at bellevue hospital. new this morning, police are released surveillance video in their search for a man who robbed a cell phone store in the bronx. the robber held a knife to the neck of a worker in a metro pcs store in bedford park. he got away with money. twisters hit mississippi, alabama and louisiana last night.
pounded by hail. severe storms hit millions of people all the way north to chicago since wednesday. basically the midsection of the country. south to north. >> we'll check the weather around here. certainly mild for us right now at this hour, chris. >> mild and quiet. that storminess will stay to the south of us. showers later today and maybe an isolated thunderstorm one or two spots. it's a mild morning. we're stepping out already, temperatures in the 60s. a couple of rounds of showers from time to time. certainly not a continuous -h emphasizing take the umbrella with you. it will be down at your side more times than above your head. should top 70 in the city. coastal areas, with the wind off the water. that south, southwest wind gusting to 10, 20, 25 miles per hour at times. storm tracker live radar, most of the activity offshore and staying there. there's one batch of showers entering southern ocean county sliding north and east. the first forecast, mostly cloudy, 67 degrees right now. we're in the 60s to the low 70s
again, on again, off again showers. we'll talk more about that and the change to the weather over the weekend. emily west, any change in the commute? >> the subways look good. everything wrapped up with the overnight track work. all on schedule for the friday morning. several new york city detours on the buses. no delays, new jersey transit. beeline decamp and you have to move the cars today. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> emily, thank you. 5:06 right now. now to decision 2016 and the fight for new york. hillary clinton and bernie sanders trading barbs in an attempt to win over local voters. "today in new york's" tracie strahan is in harlem where a sanders event takes place today. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: darlene, good morning to you. it's the unscripted moments that we're talking about this morning. it is the battle for new york that continues. it is evidence of tempers flaring on the campaign trail.
bronx yesterday in front of a crowd of more than 18,000 of his supporters. he certainly fired him up touching on his campaign's push for free college tuition. going after hillary clinton on her super pacs and her stance on the war in iraq. hillary clinton clapped back on what she said is a false accusation from the sanders campaign. [ inaudible ] >> fossil fuel industry, more worried about their short term profits than the future of our planet. corporations wanting to destroy public schools in america. i understand all of that. i understand it and you understand it. >> reporter: now, here in harlem, bernie sanders will be just in a few hours. this will be the site of a
touching on his african-american supporters here in harlem, darlene. they have what they call a monster march in the bernie sanders campaign saying they raised more money then than in the previous month. back to you. >> thank you, tracie. later today, president obama plans to speak at the end of his two-day nuclear security summit. yesterday he and china's leader talked about ways to contain the atomic threat there. the president resumes discussions today with 50 world leaders in washington. they're looking for ways to keep the nuclear stockpiles from terrorists. today we could learn the identity of a gunman who shot a virginia state police officer. last night we learned that a 37-year-old trooper died. he was part of a drug training exercise. it was going on at the gray hound bus station in richmond yesterday afternoon. part of that training included talking to civilians who looked suspicious. the man he was talking to
>> the male subject pulled out a handgun and shot chad multiple times. the male subject continued firing his weapon as two other state police troopers returned fire. >> the gunman was killed. a press conference will be taking place today. investigators say it was not an act of terrorism. an investigation is under way after a police officer opened fire at a home in new jersey. here's what we know so far. it began with a call to police about a disturbance at a home on bellevue avenue in butler. sources say shortly after police arrived, an officer fired his gun. one man was hit and rushed to the hospital. no word yet on his condition or his identity. the morris county prosecutor's office is leading the investigation. authorities plan to give an update about a deadly crash involving a patrol car in new jersey. one man died when police officers in hackensack slammed into his car. the officers were responding to a motorcycle crash in maywood.
police during a traffic stop. in new jersey, police are waiting to speak to a man who they say blew part of his hand off in a mysterious explosion. the bomb squad searched the basement apartment on kennedy boulevard in gutenberg where a loud boom was heard. police can't figure out what caused the explosion. it was not terror-related. it may have been fireworks. the man said to be in his 50s. he's being treated at a hospital. in the cnbc money report, it's expanding mint service. upgraded food options a amenity kits. this is for those connect frg jfk. they're expected it add the mint seats to more routes this fall. some changes to american airlines. ticket policies are going into effect today. american airlines is no longer allowing customers to hold a trip reservation without paying for 24 hours.
a ticket will have 24 hours to cancel without charge. if you don't cancel, you've already paid. there you go. >> i want the mint service. >> mint is nice. >> getting the thin mints. >> i can't even get the extra leg room. 5:10 right now. commuter alert for a road that's already the source of headaches. when it will shut down entirely. plus, a tour boat slams into a dock sending people running. see the moment of impact. we have big changes in the forecast. weather and traffic on the 4s coming up as we look at the statue of liberty and the verrazano bridge. you're watching "today in new
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a recall on wheat english must have muffins sold in our area. >> a newport authority bus terminal. some new jersey lawmakers are calling for public hearings. commuter alert for anybody who uses the pulaski skyway. it will be closed in both directions this weekend. that's to create a new traffic pattern. called the traffic jam. 5:15. we're dealing with mild temperatures. already in the mid-60s. heading back to 70 or better. it will be a warm day. damp at times. showers here or there. not a continuous rain throughout the day. spotty showers. a period of rain early. showers in the afternoon. wild winds potentially late saturday night early sunday. could lead to some local damage. we'll talk about that in a minute. this is up in the upper hudson valley. this hour of the morning, mid and upper 60s. poughkeepsie 68. that's warmer than the park at 67 right now.
visibility not an issue in most cases except long island. westhampton, quarter of a mile. islip half a mile. particularly on the suffolk county, you're traveling, be careful. visibility drops down quickly. few light showers across ocean county. the rest of them offshore right now. there's not a lot behind that immediately. you see a shower in sussex county. that's the way the day plays out. some of the showers may randomly pop up. grab the umbrella. you'll need it from time to time. speckle ing of showers. in the evening, a line of showers. thunderstorms up to the north. that will slide on through overnight. relatively quiet. by 8:00 a.m., rain starts to break out. that area of rain looks like it will be fairly steady from, let's say, 9:00 in the morning until about noon or 1:00 and tapers to a few showers in the afternoon. sharply colder after that imt 73
cooler though. a damp evening. about 53 should do it in the city tomorrow. rain, especially the first half of the day tapering off to showers. temperatures around 60 degrees. we have a high wind in effect because of the potential of gusts of 50 to 60 miles per hour. that could take down tree limbs and lead to power outages. the way the week started, it's going to end that way. these are going to be cold winds at that. it's 60 tomorrow, early rain and an arctic air mass moves in. it knocks temperatures to the 40s. we could see some of that early on sunday morning. then monday, starts out dry. the home opener for the yanks. then rain and snow showers by the end of the day or at night. then snow or rain showers. cold into wednesday. milder by thursday. a busy seven-day. let's see if the commute is busy. here's emily with that. >> it's not too bad or busy.
of the spots that's wrapped up. a lot of the stuff wrapped up early. midtown tunnel, you'll find the north tube continues to be closed the next few moments. it's taking on twot-way traffic. let's look at the gowanus this morning through industry city. not many people on the roads. traffic is moving along without big delays. the george washington bridge, upper level fine. palisades approach will be e-zpass only until 6:00. by newark airport, the new jersey turnpike, no delays. everyone is moving fine. the earlier covered roadway construction has cleared. route 7 by the bridge dealing with roadwork. commuter checklist, everything on schedule. alternate side rules in effect. more weather and traffic on the 4s. the fbi may not be able to help a local prosecutor unlock iphones in criminal investigations.
outside party, not apple, helped crack a san bernardino terror attacker's phone. the fbi believe their luck only extend to the iphone 5c model. manhattan d.a. says not one of the phones he wants to open is that particular model. legal reasons why the fbi cannot share their success. an out of control cruise ship plowed into a dock in san diego sending everyone running for cover. take a look here. >> thankfully everyone got out of the way. the throttle got stuck in the horn blower vessel as it came in the dock. >> they're having second thoughts on taking a cruise. >> the first thing you heard is the boat.
coming in hard-and-fast. the next thing you know, we're all scrambling because the boats came and crashed up here. seven people on board were hurt. officials say the injuries were minor. the harbor police are investigating what went wrong. >> it's 5:20 right now. an arkansas neighborhood, officers were given the run around by a donkey. >> they posted this dashcam video of the low-speed chase online. it was clearly resisting arrest. the officer jumped out of the car for a foot chase. he caught the donkey and returned it to its owner. she helped out as well. you had a couple of officers trying to chase this donkey. they were able to corral it. beyonce surprised fans again. not with music but with a fitness clothing line. >> the park is what made me who i am.
in true beyonce fashion, she gave fans a peek of the clothes via a video including her daughter blue ivy. the clothes will be available at nordstrom on april 14th. >> of course she looks fabulous. >> just posing. >> i have a professional photographer in front of me at all times. the yanks and mets battling for bragging rights. not on the field but at the concession stands. with just about two weeks until tax day, a new warning from the irs. you're watching "today in new york."
i saw that mets citi field unveiled new items. including deep fried cheesecake on a stick. peanut butter pretzel coated bacon on a stick and a 38-ounce rib chop. it's a delicious menu. plus, you get to beat traffic after the game by riding in an ambulance. tonight jimmy may have fun with yankees food options. this morning we know what's new at the stadium. some of the options are fairly traditional. grilled cheese sandwich with a
the barnyard wedding sandwich. hash brown on top of a fried check en cutlet. also bacon on a stick. the greatest of all-time or g.o.a.t. a burger with bacon, pastrami and cheese. if you're feeling extra hungry, you see that there. it's the tape measure. it is a 2-foot cheesesteak. it's two feet long. cost 27 bucks. two feet. we could -- the four of us could eat that. >> that's a bargain. >> good thing about the yankees, if you're a cardiologist -- >> they have one on retainer in every section. >> that's not even marginal. >> watch the game. >> a high of 73. with no sunshine.
this won't be a washout of a day. several hours where it doesn't rain. gets breezy too at times. cooler across long island. coastal connecticut. a low in the low 50s. the changes start to take place tomorrow. i think we get rain the first half of the day tomorrow. tapers off to showers. 60 the high and then colder, much colder tomorrow night and windy. we have a wind watch in effect for late saturday night and suchblt we could see gusts of over 50 miles per hour. a few snow flurries or showers sunday morning. just a friendly reminder. of what i don't know? >> who is in charge? >> what's happening, lauren? i called you lauren. emily. i'm sorry. >> lauren will be back monday. >> okay. let's start off with the buses. >> things look fine.
>> thanks, emily. i remember emily. as you rush to beat the tax deadline, they want you to be wary of phony tax preparers. here's red flags. the irs says your refund should never be deposited directly into a preparer's bank account, the person doing the returns. should never sign a blank return or a blank form and don't use a preparer who claims bogus credits on your return. you have to be careful. >> don't use that guy. that's a good idea, right? we're here to give you good advice. it's 5:27. just ahead this morning, police reveal a terrifying attack in manhattan is not what it appeared. also this morning, the first results in the lead testing that's been done in the water at newark schools. if you're about to head out the door, take us with you. keep watching "today in new york." download the "news 4 new york" app on your mobile device right
"today in new york" starts now. good morning everybody. friday, april 1st. i'm darlene rodriguez. i'm michael gargiulo. chris cimino is here with the forecast. urging everyone to get up now. >> it's 67 delaware water gap. 63 high point. franklin at 65. califon 66. all of new jersey into the 60s. the cooler spots, long island, south facing shorelines, brooklyn and queens, the wind off the water. coastal connecticut. that has been the trend with this type of pattern. a lot of clouds but not a lot of rain. smattering of light showers scattered around. one batch moving offshore. most of the activity is offshore. they're still sitting more to the west and southwest of us. that will be a part of our weather picture later on today. we'll get a couple of rounds of showers from time to time today. take along the umbrella to play it safe.
coat, 67 at noon should top off near 73 this afternoon. much colder and windier weather over the weekend. we'll talk about that in a little bit. >> quickly changed, overturned box truck in new jersey. it's in the local lanes. exit 58 to routes 1 and 9. the emergency roadwork has one lane blocked both ways. long island, a look at the southern state parkway. it's moving along okay. eagle avenue, near exit 18. more weather and traffic on the 4s. thanks so much. 5:32. a marathon night in albany. lawmakers worked into the morning to get a budget deal done. including money for transportation, education and the long debated increase in the minimum wage. "today in new york's" katherine creag is on the upper east side with details. kat? >> reporter: darlene, from tax breaks to transportation projects. a lot of people saying that these are budget items that were hard fought. like you said, the $15 minimum wage.
budget include a tax cut. that means some money, extra money in your pocket. in your paycheck. a lower personal income tax rate for the middle class. almost a half percentage point lower they'll have to pay. also $25 billion in school aid which includes money for new york city schools and charters, transportation funding. more than $55 billion in transportation investments. the $15 minimum wage and paid family leave. that means employees will be eligible for 12 weeks of paid family leave when caring for an infant or a family member with a serious health condition or family member that goes off to the military. many of the items in the budget governor cuomo has been fighting for. >> this is a state that has a proud legacy and history of leadership. this budget, i think, once again makes new york state the progressive leader. >> reporter: the $15 minimum
york city for large businesses in 2018. small businesses 2019. and nassau, suffolk, westchester, there will be gradual increases than $15 by 2021 in upstate new york. possible increases to $15 an hour after the year 2020 depending if the economy is doing well. darlene, these are certainly not overnight changes. some critics are saying that governor cuomo had to make a lot of concessions to get this budget approved. he's also saying this is one of the best budgets in decades. >> katherine creag, thank you. an investigation is under way after a man was shot at a home in new jersey. here's what we know so far. this began with the call to police about a disturbance at a home on bellevue avenue in butler. sources say shortly after police got there, an officer opened fire. we're told one man was hit, rushed to the hospital. no word as to his condition or even his identity. the morris county prosecutor's office is now leading this investigation.
puzzled over what caused an explosion. a man in his 50s lost part of his hand at this basement apartment on kennedy boulevard in gutenberg. the bomb squad couldn't figure out what caused the explosion. it may have been caused by fireworks. time for a check much weather and traffic on the 4s. we start april fool's day, chris. heading towards 70s. the real joke is latter half of the weekend when it gets colder. few showers to get through from time to time. not an all-day rain. should top 70 this afternoon with the exception being the coastal areas. winds gusting over 20 miles per hour at times. that comes in off the water. water temperatures still chilly. live storm tracker radar, a batch of showers in northern ocean county, may clip southern monmouth county.
further east and moving away. we have a lull in the action for the most part for the rain. couple of light showers scattered around. in the mid to upper 60s. climbing to the low 70s this afternoon with on again, off again showers. weekend forecast on the 4s. commute right now from emily west. >> let's look at track work. subways doing fine. no reports of delays. mass transit, everything looks good with the commuter checklist. the buses, several detours still. if these are one much your buses, expect extra delays. more weather and traffic on the 4s. >> thanks, emily. 5:36 on this friday morning. new this morning, a woman claiming to be the victim of a slashing apparently cut herself. the 20-year-old woman told her a man called her a terrorist and slashed her walking north on broadway near wall street thursday evening. but police say she's since recanted and cut the 2-inch gash herself.
psychiatric evaluation at bellevue hospital. now to decision 2016. new york looking more and more like a battleground state. both presidential candidates focused a lot of attention and effort ahead of the april 19th primary. tracie strahan is in harlem. bernie sanders event takes place there. so many people, new yorkers saying they can't letter when people were fighting over a primary in new york, tracie. >> reporter: michael, no one walking by surprised when we tell them we're covering a political event. things are just that heated in the month of april. hillary clinton and bernie sanders both promised to be here in the state making many appearances. bernie sanders made one just last night in the south bronx. a crowd of about 18,000 people came to see him. they fired up like things making him the next president of the united states. a new poll shows that in new york, he's still trailing former
by 12 points. sanders touched on his promise of free college tuition, but hillary clinton discussed that as well at her rally in westchester. >> i want them to know that they would be able to get a college education regardless of the income of their family. >> he goes around tell young people he's going to give them free college. well, i wish it were so. you read the fine print, which everybody should do any time somebody makes a promise about something being free. >> reporter: bernie sanders will be at the restaurant behind me. it will be the site of a women's roundtable this afternoon. michael, he's particularly courting women of color. that's something hillary clinton is doing, of course, as well throughout the state. not wasting any spot to court voters so far. >> thanks soechl, tracie. donald trump is trying to move past the uproar surrounding his comments on women and abortion. he held a surprise meeting
chairman of the gop. source tells cnbc that meeting covered the republican convention, financing and other election issues. a new poll shows trump now behind ted cruz going into tuesday's crucial primary in wisconsin. we're learning more about the water tainted by lead at newark public schools. the district says 324 samples were taken from eight schools earlier this month. 76 of them show elevated levels of lead, levels that exceed the epa's acceptable standard. all eight buildings tested some water samples with elevated lead levels. only four had elevated lead levels in drinking water. madison elementary had ten drinking water samples with too much lead. there were four at alexander an ex, boylan childhood center. burnett street school had one school with high lead. an explosion sent a manhole
a 300-pound manhole cover landing on top of a car. con edison crews were working in the neighborhood when the explosion happened yesterday. some lines crossed underground. fortunately, no one was hurt. connecticut is the latest state to ban nonessential travel to north carolina. the ban is in response to a new north carolina law that required transgender people to use bathrooms that matched their biological sense, not their gender identity. connecticut governor dannel malloy says the law amounts to discrimination. governor cuomo announced a similar travel ban earlier this week. a man once considered to be the world's most wanted terrorist could be extradited to france within ten days. he's saleh abdeslam. authorities agreed to extradite him back to france. his lawyer says his client wants to go to france to cooperate with police. four days after his capture, the terror bombings took place in brussels.
finding out that five people are being detained and questioned about yesterday's deadly overpass collapse in kolkata. officials of the construction company that was building that roadway -- they may be trapped still. the death toll stands at 23 at this time. it's 5:41. just ahead, a local baseball team facing a challenge before their season even starts. a scare at the auto show. a sports car, an expensive one, up in flames. big changes on the way. weather and traffic on the 4s is coming up. you're watching "today in new
welcome back. 5:44 on a very mild friday morning. april 1st. april fool's day. temperatures in the 60s now heading into the 70s again. looks a little films any spots. it will be turning colder for the weekend, however. meantime, with a lot of transitions going on, we've got unsettled weather to get through. right now, it's gust to go 20 miles an hour. generally out of the south and southwest. notice along sheepshead bay, cooler massapequa.
it's all mid to upper 60s across new jersey. even up to the hudson valley in the upper 60s. the cooler spots, with the wind off the water out east. in addition, out east, seeing fog. down to a quarter mile in westhampton. down to a mile now in farmingdale. visibility down this morning. elsewhere not a problem. out there with that cool ocean water, very damp air. low level moisture. meantime the rain for the most part is staying offshore. the heavier showers offshore. this one batch missed us. another batch along the jersey shoreline moving into parts of long island in the next hour or two. couple of sprinkles northwest new jersey. there's not a lot of rain, solid area of rain out there. there are batches of showers forming over the course of the day today. grab the umbrella. you'll need it at times. on future tracker, not a lot going on through the 1:00 hour. a few showers in the evening hours.
rumble much thunder. the actual front comes through. a steadier period of rain through the early afternoon hours. that will go over to spotty showers for the rest of the afternoon and evening. up here, that's your arctic cold front. that swings on through. that snow shower activity mainly to the north. could be accumulating snow. this is 7:00 a.m. sunday morning. maybe a few snowflakes in the air in the city. hudson valley, parts of connecticut and after that, it's about the wind and the cold temperatures. for today, it's about the warmth. 73 degrees. even with a cloudy sky. a few april showers around tonight. maybe an evening shower or two. a low of 53. maybe 40s north and west. a high wind watch in effect for the viewing area from late saturday night through sunday morning. we could see wind gusts of 50 to 60 miles per hour. early rain tomorrow tapers off to showers to about 60. here comes the arctic air. maybe a few snow flurries or showers. a high of 44. with wind that strong, it will
another round of rain and snow showers monday into tuesday. chilly wednesday and more wet weather on thursday with temperatures back to the upper 50s. it's 5:47. let's find out about the commute. emily west with the latest. >> the slowdown in newark due to an overturned box truck on 78. it's running in the local lanes. eastbound at exit 58. it is blocking the ramp. that box truck is going to be on its side. charlotte circle to fish house road. that's going to be there for a little longer this morning. a live look in east rutherford, route 3. it's moving along fine. no delays there. a live look at queens. the l.i.e. at the grand central parkway start to go see the delays build. the westbound ride heads away from us. delays in the woodhaven boulevard. check out the ride from rock land to westchester county. still pretty kwie thet morning. -- quiet this morning. alternate side meter rules in effect. more weather and traffic on the 4s. >> thank you very much, emily.
bill cosby's sexual abuse allegations will be part of a smithsonian exhibit. yesterday it said it will acknowledge cosby's alleged behavior at its new african-american history museum. the museum opens in september. will include items related to cosby's career. cosby is free on bond on charges that he seeks xually assaulted a woman at his home. helping to identify suspects and victims at scenes of crimes. they have new access to mobile fingerprint devices. in brooklyn, it helped detectives identify a man found unconscious. it can be used to scan fingerprints to confirm the i.d. of suspects or to see if the person is wanted on outstanding warrants. the high school baseball team that had their equipment and jerseys stolen will be back on field for a game today. the students at graphics campus high school will practice with the few bats and balls they still own.
car this week snatching all of the team's gear. >> kids need the equipment in order to play the games. in order for us to play, everywhere we're the home team, we have to provide bases and stuff like that. our catcher's equipment was in there also. it hurts. >> for sure. the team will use borrowed equipment in their game today at 4:00 on randall's island. the coach isn't sure what they'll do the rest of the season. governor chris christie threatening to lobby against north jersey casinos. that is, if a bill allowing a state takeover of cash strapped atlantic fails. they refused to bring the measure up for a vote over concerns that it could negate collective bargaining agreements in atlantic city. governor christie accusing him of -- making it easier for residents to sign up for the
that registry provides police with emergency contact information to identify loved ones in the event of a serious car crash. starting today, residents can pick up an application at all motor vehicle offices in new jersey. smokers will not be able to light up in new york state parks. that's after the court of appeals in albany upheld a smoking ban. the judges decided that lawmakers can restrict the freedom to light up when it can hurt the health of others. yesterday's ruling covers several small parks here in the city, including row berto clement park in the bronx. a scare at the new york auto show when a porsche started on fire. the turbo model, rear wheels bursting into flames yesterday morning. it happened at the javits center's special events hall. that's downstairs from the main showroom. organizers say that fire did get put out within minutes and fortunately, nobody was hurt.
will ride off with a piece of papal history. >> talking about the fiat 500 used by pope francis. maybe you saw him in the passenger seat last year while he was being driven around town. here in new york, the car so small next to the chevy suburbans, the other security people used. it was being auctioned off by charity buzz.com. the bidding ended yesterday. the highest offer we saw online was $300,000. this car retails about $25,000. the proceeds will go to local catholic charities. >> get to sit where the holy father sat. >> pretty special. it's 5:51. just ahead, an announcement from a local astronaut who spent a year in space. the star studded concert in manhattan to pay tribute to a music legend. follow us on facebook and twitter. darlene4ny and michaelg4ny. you're watching "today in new york." so i make phone music.
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he and his twin brother and retired astronaut as well, mark, have been part of an impact that space has on the human body. he came back two inches taller. but it didn't last long. a couple days back on earth and gravity takes over. >> he's all stretched out. >> i'm going to go up in space. >> sign up for a basketball team. doesn't last long. the warm weather will not last year. even though it's a cloudier day. the possibility of showers from time to time. still, back in the low 70s. yesterday, 73. same thing expected today. it's already at 66 degrees. coastal areas cooler. isolated thunderstorm late this afternoon. this is a day that will not feature continuous rain. couple of leftover showers. 53 the overnight low. tomorrow a period of rain from mid to late morning on into the early afternoon. then a few showers. maybe snow flurries in the air on sunday morning.
that will calm down some by monday. >> we'll get there eventually. thanks, chris. >> hey, emily. >> new jersey transit, we have delays here. hudson-bergen light rail. it's causing the suspension both ways between hearts mouth's cove -- there's a disabled truck southbound near route 1. exit 23. that is blocking the right lane. >> thank you, emily. 5:56. a commuter alert now. amtrak says better surfing from long distance rail riders. it's expanding its wi-fi service. once the work is completed, more than 90% of riders will have access on more eastern long distance trains. amtrak is upgrading the existing wi-fi equipment that's been on board trains for six years. more commuter news now for metro-north riders. new schedules in effect this sunday on the new haven line. five trains will be adjusted by several minutes to improve
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our weekends. "today in new york" starts now. good morning everybody. it's friday, april 1st. >> i'm darlene rodriguez. i'm michael gargiulo. chris cimino here. in the mid-60s now. it is a clever ruse as they say. >> you feel like you're being set up, don't you? >> temperatures very mild. 67 degrees in sayreville. point pleasant 64. 62 in toms river. all of the locations in the 30s. in the mid and upper 60s. city cooled down to 64. people getting more of a southerly breeze. influence off the water. cooler across long island. a couple of showers to the south and east of us. a few north and west of town. that's where we think we'll spend part of our afternoon and evening. could be an isolated thunderstorm or two.
forecasting a high of 69 degrees. the colder weather over the weekend, we'll talk about that. emily west is in for lauren with the traffic. an accident in queens on the l.i.e. westbound to woodhaven boulevard. a live look at the l.i.e. can't see the crash but can see the backup here. that westbound ride is a slow go. just trying to get around that accident. that's going to be an effort for you this morning. in new jersey, in newark, overturned box truck blocking the ramp. 78 eastbound in the local lanes around exit 58. more weather and traffic coming on the 4s. >> thank you, emily. 6:01 on this friday morning. new this morning, a woman who claimed to be slashed in lower manhattan actually cut herself. the 20-year-old woman told police she was cut on the cheek as she walked north on broadway near wall street thursday evening. she since recanted and said she made the gash herself. she's undergoing a psychiatric
the $156 billion nork state budget deal includes major money for huge projects in our area. also an agreement in the long debated increase in the minimum wage. "today in new york's" katherine creag is on the upper east side to explain how it will impact you. kat, with the minimum wage, it will be a while before people see that $15. >> reporter: right. these are not overnight changes. when you look at the budget items, they're clearly near and dear too governor cuomo. take for example transportation projects like the second avenue subway project, they will be well-funded. some of the highlights of the budget include a tax cut, a lower personal income tax rate for the middle class. a half percentage amount lower. includes money for new york city schools and charters. transportation funding more than $55 billion in transportation investments. the $15 minimum wage. paid family leave as well.
eligible for 12 weeks of paid family leave when caring for a baby, a family member with a serious health condition or a family member who goes into the military. this particular item in the budget helps so many people. >> it's basic, it's simple. we don't live at work. we live at home with families. we should have the capacity to be there when the family needs you. >> that $15 minimum wage will go into effect in new york city for large businesses in 2018. small businesses 2019. nassau, suffolk, westchester, there will be gradual increases by 2021 in upstate new york. $15 an hour after the year 2020. a lot of that, michael, according to -- you read the fine print in the budget is the state economy is doing. investigation under way
this is what we know so far. this began with a call to police about a disturbance at a home on bellevue avenue in butler. shortly after police got there, an officer opened fire. one man was hit, rushed to the hospital. no word as to his condition or his identity. the morris county prosecutor's office is leading this investigation. also in new jersey, police expected to release more information about a deadly crash between a driver and police officers. a 76-year-old driver died when a police cruiser slammed into his car yesterday in hackensack. the officers were responding to a motorcycle crash in maywood. that motorcyclist crashed after leading police on a high-speed chase. april is ushering in severe storms. twister hit alabama louisiana and mississippi overnight. people had to take cover when
there's no word of injuries after yesterday's tornadoes. 6:04. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. chris, you said that's the case of where the joining of the two seasons creates these kinds of disturbances. >> this is the time of year, march, april and may in particular. that part of the country. leftover cold air for the winter season and very warm spring air headed towards a summer season. it's not good atmospherically. you've got showers headed your way but it's a mild morning. lot of folks starting out in the 60s. except coastal areas. a few rounds of showers. nothing particularly heavy anticipated. a lot of the time it won't be raining. should top 70 degrees this afternoon from the city on west. we'll have that south to southwest wind. it's mostly cloudy now. couple of sprinkles here or there on the radar. few more showers pop up later this afternoon. by noon, 67, by 3:00 about 72. we're going to see a change to colder weather over the weekend.
seven-day forecast coming up. emily west has updates on the commute. >> i do. i have a couple. hudson-bergen light rail will be suspended both ways. that's due to police activity this morning. we have several lines detoured. take a live look at the connecticut turnpike approaching exit 22 southbound. you'll find a disabled truck causing delays. expect extra time. we'll have more weather and traffic on the 4s. >> emily, thank you so much. the democratic candidates for president will try to keep wooing new york voters. bernie sanders will be in harlem wherest holding a roundtable on minority women's issues. it will feature the actress rosario dawson. she made an appearance in the south bronx. hillary clinton, meanwhile, will be upstate in syracuse. our own tracie strahan is going to have a lot more on this.
donald trump is trailing ted cruz in the gop primary in wisconsin. at this point by ten points according to the latest polls. you see donald trump there. he was outside rnc headquarters in washington with a surprise meeting with reince priebus. they discussed issues, among them the gop convention and financing, after which trump tweeted that it was "a very nice meeting." today, virginia state police will release more details about a deadly shooting at a greyhound station. chad dermyer was part of a drug training exercise in richmond yesterday afternoon. part of the training included talking to civilians. the man dermyer was talking to, pulled out a handgun and started shooting. dermyer died at the hospital. >> the male subject pulled out a handgun and shot chad multiple times.
fire his weapon as two other troopers returned fire. >> the gunman is dead and police could release his name during a news conference today. investigators say it was not an act of terrorism. right now, authorities in india are questioning five people about yesterday's deadly overpass collapse. they're said to be officials with the company that was in charge of constructing that new roadway in kolkata, india. authorities are trying to figure out what it came crashing down killing 24 people. right now, hopes are fading of finding anyone alive in the debris where dozens of people are believed to still be trapped. new this morning, we're learning about another missile launch by north korea. it happened hours ago off the east coast of that country and into open waters. the exact path of that missile remains unknown. the launch comes as the world is carefully watching north korea's nuclear threat. today, president obama concludes his two-day nuclear security summit with about 50 world leaders.
china's leader talked about -- protecting nuclear stockpiles around the world to keep terrorists from creating so-called dirty bombs. >> in the cnbc money report, a new look at the hottest car of the year. landon dowdy joins us with those details and more. i tried to convince my wife to put down the deposit on this. it was nixed. >> you didn't -- >> goodness. you'll have to work on that. tesla -- says demand for the new model 3 is outpacing expectations. received. them. unveiling the vehicle thursday night. saying it will get 215 miles of range on a single charge and seat five adults comfortably. the model 3 will go on sale late next year for a base price of $35,000. also, american airlines is dropping its policy of letting
24 hours without paying. customers who buy a ticket will have 24 hours to cancel it without charge which is standard at other u.s. airlines. a switch goes into effect today for tickets bought over the phone and later for those bought online. michael and darlene, neither of those stories are -- michael played a good one on you yet? >> he's so kind. i don't think he would. is that the joke? >> down goes the chair. >> the chair will explode in the next 30 seconds. all right, landon. >> have a good weekend. >> you too. >> i hope you don't. don't you dare. coming up next, tourists sent running as an out of control boat barrels toward a dock. we'll show you what happened next. all-star tribute to david bowie. we'll show you kochlt big names who took to the stage last night. weather and traffic on the 4s is coming up. you're watching "today in new
it's 6:13. four things to know this morning. new york state lawmakers reached a deal on the state budget late last night. it includes funding for several major mta projects. paid family leave and an eventual increase in the minimum wage. there is a consumer alert. cobblestone bread company is recalling the wheat english muffins sold in our area. they may contain milk not included in the ingredients. the pulaski skyway will be closed in both directions to create a new traffic pattern. southbound traffic will be diverted to newly completed northbound lanes. this is no april fools joke. >> krispy kreme has given away one free glazed doughnut per customer. it's in honor of the especially bountiful but obviously fake doughnut harvest. love it. >> temperatures though, nice and
look back at the old month real quick, though. it was a warm one. it was the fourth warmest on record. 48.9 degrees was the average. that was 6.5 degrees above normal. that's since we've been keeping records since 1869. the warm trend continued. it's continuing to start april. but it will change. tree pollen moderate. that's about the only allergy issue out there. mold spore at a low level. compared to yesterday in the last 24 hours, 32 degrees warmer in morristown. warmer out across long island. not as dramatically. there the temperatures are cooler. we're at 64 in the park right now. jfk is 54. an indication near the water that southerly wind off the waters. valley stream, 55. in the low 50s in westhampton. inland spots, though, with it being a land breeze, well into the 60s. storm tracker, not impressive with the shower activity. a little speckling here or there. that will be it for the morning
even the afternoon not a lot of showers. there's a big gap between the shower activity to the west and southwest of us. another band comes in during the afternoon and evening. so have the umbrella handy. won't need it a lot of the time. high temperature of 73. damp in the evening hours. few showers tapering off. 53 should do it. tomorrow a period of rain during the morning hours up to early afternoon. that will taper off to a few showers. a high near 60. say goodbye to those numbers for a while. a sharp cold front comes through. a high wind watch for later saturday night into sunday morning. we could see winds gusting to 50. potentially near 60 miles an hour. we know what happened earlier in the week with that type of wind gust speed. could be trees down, power outages, things of that nature. be prepared. the difference behind this area of wind is cold air. in fact, there could be snow flurries and showers around, especially north of the city sunday morning. a high temperature of only 44 degrees. a lot of ups and downs in this seven-day. let's track it. 73 today. showers scattered around. showers this evening.
again, watch for cold air funneling in late tomorrow and sunday. a few snow showers and flurries. monday, dry. maybe rain and/or snow showers at night. cold for tuesday. 43. 47 wednesday ardmore -- more wet weather thursday. staten island expressway eastbound near bradley avenue, a crash here reported around exit 11. in new jersey, an overturned box truck and looks like we're having to deal with debris cleanup. the ramp is closed 78 eastbound in the local lanes to exit 58. also on the queensboro bridge, you will find the upper level inbound, left lane blocked with an accident. there is some of the backup getting into that crash this morning. so definitely go at the lower level if you can incompetent stead. let's take a live check of the l.i.e. past the grand central parkway. that's the westbound to the rieft the screen. it's very heavy. because there's an accident up ahead atwood haven boulevard. that's taking up a lane.
crash. connecticut turnpike southbound past fairfield, blocking the shoulder. that's exit 23. you can see the delays continued back past bridgeport. alternate side and meter rules in effect. more weather and traffic on the 4s. we're getting a look at the scary moment when a whale watching cruise yashed into a dock. [ honking ] >> you see the impact. the horn blower cruise vessel was out of control when it came into port san diego county, california yesterday afternoon. officials say somehow the throttle got stuck.
i saw it happening. i grabbed the kids and i told them to hold on. >> seven people on board were hurt. officials say their injuries were minor. the coast guard and the harbor police are investigating what went wrong. a manhole explosion did a serious number on a car in sunset park brooklyn. a 300-pound manhole cover landed on top of the car and smashed the windshield. con edison crews were working in the neighborhood when it happened yesterday. apparently lines crossed underground and caused this blast. no one, luckily, was hurt. commuters may get more opportunities to sound off on plans to create a newport authority bus terminal. some new jersey lawmakers are calling for the port authority to start scheduling public hearings on the plan. senate president steve sweeney says if the port authority doesn't dot he will. by now, port authority collecting comments from the public to a survey being done on its website. new york's highest court is upholding the ban on smoking in all state parks.
right to smoke is not limitless. laws can be passed to protect the people around you. yesterday's ruling also covers several smaller parks here in the city, including the fdr 4 free dochls park on roosevelt island. we'll show you some of the new food options come to go yankee stadium this season. some big ones you might point out. loosen your built a little bit. wear the expandible pants. a sign that warmer days are ahead. when they could open for spring. don't forget, follow us on facebook and twitter and instagram. darlene4ny, michaelg4ny.
a beautiful view of city from the top of the rock. on long island, renovation project is under way in wantagh long island railroad station. a $24 million makeover, including a new covered platform. a platform waiting room, elevator and escalator as well. th expect the renovations to take two years to finish. got to be done in stages to avoid impacting the train's service at that station. traditional peanuts and crackerjack have new competition at yankee stadium. check out the double double. >> whoa. >> that's two burgers with all the fickings. between two grilled cheese sandwiches. how about the barnyard wedding. that's a sandwich with chicken cut lets on top of a hash brown
then you saw bacon sticks. for the really hungry fans, take a look at the bottom of your screen. tape measure cheesesteak. 2 feet of a cheesesteak sandwich. two two feet. you like the double double? >> two burgers in between two grilled cheese sandwiches. >> cholesterol will be 600 by the time you leave the stadium. >> if it's anything. >> paddles come on the tray. on the side. >> that's decadent baseball. really good stuff. thinking baseball, opening day for the yanks is monday. i think we catch a window of opportunity where we have to deal with rain or snow. for today, couple of showers out there. we have raindrops to contend with from time to time. not a washout of a day at all. grab the umbrella to play it safe. mild and breezy. 73 the expected high. cooler along the coast. 53 tonight. couple of spotty showers around, especially in the evening hours. the bulk of the overnight this friday night should be fine.
rain moves in at 8:00, 9:00 in the morning. that could last in the early afternoon around 630. couple of leftover showers in the evening. then an arctic cold front. only 44. whipping winds is the way to say we could see gusts over 50 miles per hour. a few snow flurries in the morning. >> oh, thank you for all of that. it's okay right now? >> yeah. >> new jersey transit we had the problems with the hudson-bergen light rail. that has resumed. go with the trains this morning. they look good. the roads a little different. little busy. a live check of the belt parkway. seeing a lot of taillights. the westbound heads away. several accidents in queens. little sprinkled throughout like chris' forecast. that's at 6:30. thank you. it's 6:26. coming up next, new york's major budget deal. >> reporter: i'm katherine creag live on the upper east side of manhattan. from tax breaks to transportation funding like the second avenue subway project. what it means for you now that
what it means for your paycheck coming up. >> reporter: and tempers flare on the campaign trail when a democratic presidential candidate is asked a certain question. i'm tracie strahan live in harlem with that straight ahead. if you're about to head out the door, take us with you. watch "today in new york." download the "news 4 new york" app on your mobile device right now.
now 6:30, the major budget deal from subways, to education to the minimum wage. find out what it means for you. the first lead testing results are in for newark schools. we'll tell you what was found in the water. plus, 60s now. but wet weather today. possible snow flurries this weekend. "today in new york" starts now. three seasons in the first week of april. good morning everybody. it's friday. april 1st. 6:30. i'm michael gargiulo. i'm darlene rodriguez. let's check in with chris. get a check of the seasons we're having this week. >> it's going to be busy this weekend. it's like a delayed april fools trick. in the meantime, unseasonably mild at this hour. 64 in the park right now.
wind off the water here. same thing coastal connecticut. new jersey, mid and upper 60s like poughkeepsie and newburgh. live storm tracker 4 radar. the heaviest rain and thunder shower activity to the south and east. that's not going to be a player. lighter showers in the ocean county area. notice in western flank of nassau county, eastern queens, across portions of brooklyn, on the parkway, the l.i.e., you may run into a few showers. take the umbrella with you. scattered showers, 67 at noon. expect a high temperature warm at 73. we'll talk about the snow flurry threat in a bit. let's get to emily west. the commute is getting busier and busier. >> some of the crashes have cleared. the clearview gone. at woodhaven boulevard, gone as well. that takes up a lane. a live look at the ramp getting on to the brooklyn bridge from the bqe. unauthorized tractor-trailer there. going to have to back that off this morning. let's head back to the maps where 78 eastbound, the local
blocking the ramp to exit 58. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> emily, thank you very much. a woman claiming to be the victim of a slashing apparently cut herself. 20-year-old woman told police that a man called her a terrorist and slashed her as she walked north on broadway thursday evening. she's since recanted that. she in fact, cut the 2-inch gash herself. she's now undergoing psychiatric evaluation at bellevue hospital. now to the $156 billion new york state budget deal. the agreement means more money for schools, subways and maybe even your paycheck. "today in new york's" katherine creag on the upper east side to explain how it impacts you. kat, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, darlene. this is about that time of day when construction workers start arriving for the second avenue subway project. they're liking what they hear knowing what they're working on is secure. some of of the highlights of the
lower personal income tax rate for the middle class. almost a half percentage point lower they'll have to pay. $25 billion in school aid which includes money for new york city schools and charters. transportation funding, more than $55 billion in transportation investments. a $15 minimum wage and paid family leave. when it comes to that transportation funding, the budget secures more than a billion dollars for phase two of the second avenue subway project. a construction worker here says it's a relief to hear the infrastructure projects will be funded. take a listen. >> it's very important and it's looking good. it's fas tracked. everybody will benefit from it. >> this budget, i think, once again makes new york state the progressive leader. >> reporter: when it comes to the fight for 15, the minimum wage increase will go into effect for large businesses in
nassau, suffolk county, by 2021. in upstate new york, where the minimum is $9 an hour, it will see a possible increase to $15 an hour after the year 2020. but all that depends, darlene, if the state economy is doing well. the upstate new york will see $15 in a minimum wage. >> katherine creag thank you. we're learning more about the water tainted by lead at new york public schools. 324 samples were taken from eight schools earlier this month. 76 of those samples showed elevated levels of lead. levels have exceeded the epa's acceptable standard. all eight buildings tested. they had some water samples with elevated lead levels. only four had the elevated levels in the drinking water. madison elementary had ten samples with too much lead, four at alexander annex, boylan early childhood center. burnett school, had one sample with high lead.
at dozens of other buildings in the district. there's a sign here that spring is really here. central park's lawns, meadows and ball parks will open for the season tomorrow. crews have been busy the past few days getting the fields ready for visitors. it will depend on the weather. although sunbathers and picnic picnickers hope that mother nature cooperates. but we don't think it will right now. maybe next week. >> maybe next weekend sometime. >> unfortunately, probably going to be wet tomorrow morning out there. we'll show you in a second why. it's a mild morning. starting out in the 60s. very mild start. there will be a few rounds of showers. close to 07. if not better. many areas away from the coast, you will be cooler with the wind off the water. that south to southwest wind, averaging 10 to 20. gusts could get between 25 and 30 miles an hour later in the day.
we're starting to see showers pop up and that will be the case on and off throughout the day. it's mild. before the cold air arrives over the weekend. details on the commute. train information, what do you have? >> subway delays both ways on the e train, delays due to a sick customer. not bad commuter rails. everything is running on schedule. still a lot of delays, detours on the new york city buses on all of these lines. so keep that in mind as you travel out. ferries, no problems there. starting off our friday morning. alternate side meter rules in effect. >> thanks, emily. new this morning, police are releasing new surveillance video in their search for a man who robbed a cell phone store in the bronx. it happened at a metro pcs store around 4:00 p.m. wednesday. police say the man approached the employee with a knife and then emptied the cash register.
in cash and three cell phones. if you recognize this man, call police. police are waiting to speak to a man who blew participate of his hand off in a mysterious explosion. the bomb squad searched the basement apartment on kennedy boulevard where a loud boom was heard last evening. however, police couldn't figure out what caused the explosion. it's not terror-related. the man is in his 50s. he's being treated at the hospital. now to decision 2016. new york is becoming a battleground state ahead of the april 19th primary. bernie sanders is doing everything he can to woo voters from hillary clinton. sanders is holding another event today. tracie. >> reporter: darlene, this will be the site of a women's roundtable. this is at 115 street. bernie sanders up until now, he was cordial enough with hillary clinton. that, however, may have changed when clinton was asked a certain question on the campaign trail. bernie sanders held his first
south bronx yesterday. more than 18,000 people there. i touched on his campaign's push for free college tuition. and went in on clinton when it came to her super pacs and her stance on the war in iraq. at her ral any westchester, hillary clinton was asked about what she calls a false accusation that came straight from the sanders campaign. >>. [ inaudible ] >> i am so sick of sanders campaign lying about this. >> fossil fuel industry, more worried about their short term profits than the future of our planet. corporations wanting to destroy public schools in america. i understand all of that. i understand it and you understand it. >> reporter: bernie sanders told news 4 that he will be in new york for several more instances
primary ahead of that april 19th vote, hillary clinton will be as well. again, darlene, bernie sanders will be hosting a women's roundtable here at the row house restaurant later today. specifically courting women of color. back to you. >> tracie strahan, thank you. the republican side, donald trump trying to move past the uproar surrounding his comments on women and abortion. held a surprise meet not guilty washington with the chairman of the gop. source tells cnbc, they talked about the republican convention, about financing and about other election issues. there's a new poll that shows trump now trailing ted cruz in the key state of wisconsin. that state's primary comes up on tuesday. a new technology is helping nypd officers identify suspects and victims at the scene of the crime. officers now have access to these new mobile fingerprint devices. in brooklyn, it helped to identify a man found unconscious. the technology can be used to scan fingerprints to confirm the
person is wanted on outstanding warrants. >> there was a scare at the new york auto show as a porsche catches fire while being moved over at the javits center. video posted on social media captured a porsche 911 turbo. the rear wheels bursting into flames yesterday morning t happened at the special events hall. downstairs from the main showroom. organizers say the fire was put out within minutes and nobody was hurt. now to a couple of commuter alerts. new schedule for metro-north trains in effect on sunday. on the new haven line, five evening peak trains will be adjusted by several minutes to ease congestion and improve performance. more quiet cars will be added starting monday. after spending almost a year in space, astronaut and new jersey native scott kelly is retiring. he's officially stepping down after spending 20 years in the astronaut corps.
for the most time spent in space. he saw 10,880 sunrises and sunsets. and then he returned to earth last month. new this morning, we can give you a look at the stars who on order the late david bowie. >> debbie harry singing bowie's hit, star man. michael stipe from r.e.m. was also there, so wasrlyndi lauper. another bowie tribute concert tonight at radio city music hall being streamed live online. love all three of them. >> did a great job. up next, a local baseball team targeted by thieves. but hear why it's not ruining their team spirit. plus, atlantic city's financial woes could impact plans to bring casinos to north jersey. we'll explain why. we're going to have weather and traffic on the 4s coming up as we look there at the queensboro bridge.
it is 6:44. getting later into the commute on this friday morning. a little fog any spots. long beach island, you can see along the coast. the water temperature so cool. you've got a lot of moisture. temperatures generally in the 50s. 54 degrees. we go out east and you can't see much. foghorn. reeds beach, suffolk county. socked in. a good portion of suffolk county early on. your temperature at 53 degrees. away from the ocean, it's a cloudy sky that we have to deal with. look at the temperature swings. in the 70s today. near 60 tomorrow. back to the low 40s on tuesday. the trend is not good going into next week as we head into the new month of april. it's mild now. 66 in newark. >> valley stream and westhampton. wind off the water.
milder this morning. >> clouds and showers scattered around out there. nothing particularly heavy. even had showers in northern new jersey. this will be the case. you need the umbrella. lightweight umbrella. nothing heavy anticipated today. later on with the actual cold front sliding towards us with the evening hours, there might be an isolated shower or thunderstorm that puts a little brief heavier downpour. 3:00 in the afternoon, the area peppered by scattered showers. there's that line that comes through, 7:00, 8:00. it pretty much falls apart. after that, overnight. it's quiet. >> tomorrow morning, through the early afternoon hours, just a couple of leftover showers. arctic cold front. >> that front slide through and snow showers breaking out to the -- saturday night, sunday morning. a flurry or two in the city. for today, 73 the expected high. the showers will taper off tonight.
a period of rain possible. 60 tomorrow. back into the 40s sunday. wind gusts of over 50 to 60 miles an hour. a wind watch in effect for sunday and monday maybe rain showers mixed with snow showers back to the 40s tuesday, wednesday. a little more rain by thursday upper 50s. getting deeper into it. emily? >> van wyck delays into the coup. the grand central parkway. slows at woodhaven boulevard. west side highway northbound, right around 158th street. deegan northbound ativan cortland park. a look at the queensboro bridge this morning where it looks like that upper level accident, it is still. it's a little bit better. you can see toward the bottom right of your screen how it is better on the upper level. an authorized tractor-trailer looks like that is getting backed off right now.
the bqe across the kosciuszko bridge. that's the lincoln tunnel and you'll find about 15 minutes, 15 at the holland. only 5 at the george. let's head back where 78 eastbound in the local lanes. the ramp is still closed. an overturned box truck. exit 58. reports of a lot of debris there. going to have to get that cleaned up this morning. in connecticut, still have this disabled truck southbound turnpike around exit 24. heavy delays back through bridgeport this morning with the subways. the l train finding delays in both directions. earlier problems with the e. got to move the cars today. alternate side meter rules in effect today. emily, thank you. 6:48 right now. the high school baseball team that had their equipment and jerseys stolen will be back on the field for a game today. they spent yesterday evening practicing with borrowed bats and the fuel balls they still own. someone broke into a car in the
team's gear. >> kids need the -- we need the equipment to play the games. in order for us to play, everywhere we're the home team, we have to provide the bases and stuff like that. it hurts. >> the team will use borrowed equipment in their game today at 4:00 on randall's island. the coach isn't sure what they will do for the rest of the season. governor chris christie threat toeng lobby against north jersey casinos. takeover of atlantic city. comes after the assembly speaker refused to bring the measure up for a vote over concerns it could affect union's collective bargaining agreements in place there. christie now accuses him of political maneuvering for next year's governor's race. 6:49 right now. coming up next, we'll see what's ahead on the "today" show. follow us on facebook and twitter and instagram, darlene4ny, michaelg4ny.
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china held a tightrope walking race. 300 yards above a natural sinkhole. competitors raced side by side against the clock across a wire. more than 100 yards long. they each held a balancing pole, 22 pounds. after three round, the winner, the man with the fastest tongue. i don't know if he had that thing on his head, was a man from switzerland. he made it across, darlene. there he is. just savannah and willie. >> we all could do it with a balancing pole. >> right. that's it. >> i totally crossed the grand canyon as long as i have that balancing pole. >> no pole. >> what was on his head? looked like a baby bottle. >> they had all sorts of props.
all sorts of things. >> crazy. >> we could try it on the plaza. the four of us. >> yes, we meaning you. you should definitely do that. we'll do the play-by-play. coming up on the show, the new round of tornadoes overnight really hurting the south. as you well know, parts of our region bracing for snow this weekend. we'll have it covered. controversial new documentary on the o.j. simpson murder case. we'll hear from a man who says he can prove simpson is innocent. are you guilty of it? the sip and click. why online sales tend to skyrocket on friday nights. you've heard of the cronut. are you ready for the biscal. >> that's good. >> it's a biscuit bagel. >> it's like the bagel chip with you in a biscuit form. does that sound right? >> i don't know. >> you have to watch. >> it's a high carb show today. >> fantastic. we'll have relaxed fit jeans on. thanks very much, guys.
andover time. the state budget agreed upon. from tax breaks to transportation projects like this one. these are some of the highlights. a tax cut. it's about a half percentage point lower for people in the middle class, almost a half a percentage point lower than they'll have to pay. $25 billion in school aid, including money for city schools and charters. $55 billion in transportation. also that $15 minimum wage will go into effect in a couple of years in new york city, later years for the suburbs. also upstate new york. back to you darlene and michael. police say a woman who claimed to be slashed in lower manhattan actually cut herself. the 20-year-old woman told police she was attacked by a stranger who called her a terrorist near wall street on thursday evening. however, police say she since recanted and that she made the gash herself. the pulaski skyway will be closed in both direction toss create a new traffic pattern. starting monday, southbound traffic will be diverted to newly completed northbound lanes.
northbound lanes, check in with emily. >> what? >> all right. we do have subway problems on the 7 trains. main street bound trains end at will et cetera point. busy on the roadways. queensboro bridge, earlier crash. now it is -- upper level inbound, that takes up the left lane. also trouble on the deegan. van cortland park northbound. crash there. george about ten minutes. we've still got an incident, overturned box truck. in the local lanes around exit 58. >> thank you. >> one more check of the weather. starting out in the 60s this morning. end up in the 70s thisafrnoon. radar shows mainly light showers. ocean, monmouth county scattered around. you can see around long island, showers popped up into lower manhattan, northern staten island. that's the way it plays out. showers on and off today. take the umbrella with you. highs generally into the low 70s this afternoon. as we go into the weekend, it's
first half of the day. sharply colder tomorrow night. high wind watch late tomorrow night, sunday wind gusts of 50 to near 60 miles an hour. temperatures low 40s. snow flurries in the morning. it could get damp by monday and temperatures into the mid-50s. >> rye to rework that. >> lot of work. "today" show is coming up next. that's what's that's "today in new york." have a great weekend. good morning. breaking overnight, a new outbreak of tornadoes in the south. >> not coming this way. >> twisters touching down in alabama, louisiana and mississippi. here in the northeast, a big temperature drop is about to have millions asking, what happened to spring? feeling the pressure? hillary clinton loses her cool with a protester at a rally. >> i am so sick of the sanders campaign lying about me. i'm sick of it. >> while donald trump is under fire from all sides, meets behind closed doors with party