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floor of the house. police say it's unclear if they ever had a chance to escape. it took eight departments to douse the flames. >> at this point, it does not appear suspicious. >> just very sad. >> reporter: again, police have not yet released the names of the two victims. but a neighbor tells me they had a very large family here in the area and the husband was a korean war veteran. storm team 4 is tracking some rough weather in our area this evening. we're talking about winds up to 50 miles per hour. >> even though the winds are starting to die down a little bit along the jersey shore, they're still strong across long island and also near some of the boroughs. the wind advisory is still in effect until 8:00 for these areas from brooklyn and queens out to nassau and suffolk counties where there's still a possibility of gusts up to 50 miles an hour.
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now. 32 miles per hour gusts in islip. 24 in newburgh. it has improved in some areas, still pretty brisk in other areas. most of the heavy rain has lifted to the north, but there's still showers back to the west. another portion of this is coming our way. couple of thunderstorms around washington, d.c. it's generally lighter rain showers heading in our direction. we may still see some strong over. when i come back i talk about the rain falling today and that in the forecast. >> track the weather throughout the night with our nbc 4 new york app. new information on an accident that is sure to come to mind when you are walking the city sidewalks. a cab jumped a curb in greenwich village and hit a woman.
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this happened in the area of east 8th street and university place. >> reporter: sibila, we've just heard the victim, a 32-year-old woman is in critical condition. she was here on the sidewalk when she was struck by that cab. it jumped the curb, pinned her underneath, right in front of a crowd of witnesses around 11:00 a.m. this morning right in front of a residence hall at the nyu campus. it's still not clear why the cab jumped the curb. the victim is fighting for her life right now. the cab driver did stay on the scene. one witness told us the cab driver turned the wrong way down this one-way street and panic panicked. >> when he realized that he panicked and ran up onto the sidewalk. that's when he hit the lady. very terrible to see the lady underneath the car.
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ticketed or arrested the cab driver. they're still investigating. i did reach out to the city's taxi and limousine commission. they tell me at this point they are not going to comment as this is still an active investigation. police at a quiet orange county town are hoping that facebook holds the answer to a violent crime. a man stabbed 25 times in corn wall-on-hod wall-on-hudson. >> reporter: it's a quiet empty driveway in a sleepy town 60 miles north of manhattan. but police say this is where two men got into a fight that ended with one stabbing the other over and over again, 20 times in a row. >> how the victim didn't die is, you know, a miracle. >> reporter: folks around town identity fy
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21-year-old thomas metcalf. miraculously he does not have life threatening injuries. the attacker 20-year-old jonathan ri zzo turned himself in. at 2:14 in the morning he posted, i love you all, always remember that. >> no one knows what goes through the mind of somebody who is stabbing somebody 20 dimes. sometimes. >> reporter: metcalf was able to walk to a friend's house after the attack. neighbors heard the screaming at 3:00 in the morning. >> i said, something big is happening here. >> reporter: police called in for help from state police simply because this is such a quiet town, they're not equipped to handle this kind of violent crime. >> something in this magnitude stands out.
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charged with assault and remand remanded on $50,000 bail. the victim is expected to survive. new at 5:00, mount vernon officials confirmed that last night's apartment fire was sar arson. a woman with a history of mental illness has been arrested for setting it. a police officer was injured when he caught another woman who jumped from a fire escape. he needed 20 stich tches. amtrak failed to follow safety rules in the deadly crash in philadelphia. a passenger train was headed from new york to georgia on sunday when it struck a backhoe. two employees died and dozens of passengers were injured. to decision 2016 now. all eyes on new york with the primary election less than two weeks away. the presidential candidates are
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campaign trail here. >> trail kind of hot, a bit of a rhetoric going back and forth between the candidates and their surrogates. tensions spiked among the democrats in particular over who said what about qualifications to be president. the right of passage was briefly blocked for hillary clinton. it took five swipes of her metro card to get in at the yankee stadium stop. >> some people need to get off. >> meeting potential voters and tries to calm an escalation of words with bernie sanders. sanders still upset clinton suggested he might not be qualified to be president. >> i believe voters will be looking at both of us, but i will take bernie sanders over donald trump or ted cruz any time. >> sanders didn't back off. >> if you want to question my qualifications, let me suggest this. that maybe the american people
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qualifications, madam secretary. >> ted cruz campaigned near albany, saying donald trump and -- >> oddly enough our friends in the media are very comfortable with the new york liberal who has supported andrew cuomo and hillary clinton and chuck shoe schumer for decades. they really want to see a general election between two new york liberal who is agree on washington being the center of the universe. >> trump hammered cruz last night. >> i've got this guy standing over there looking at me, talking about new york values with scorn in his face, with hatred of new york. >> how about some more? >> more pasta? >> governor john kasich got the flavor of arthur avenue in the bronx. the polls saying he's far behind
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he has a town hall in bay ridge with veterans tonight. trump has changed his schedule to focus more on new york in the coming days. and we have a traffic alert pr for you. part of the henry hudson highway will be closed for emergency repairs due to an unstable retaining wall from 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. the closures will happen again saturday and sunday mornings. still ahead, the new jersey pet store owner accused of leaving dozens of dogs in a freezing cold van, facing more trouble tonight. the action that could put just pups down. >> i never would have put my father there. i never once thought my father would have been associated with this. >> a deadly tug boat accident killed her dad. now a grieving daughter is speaking exclusively with us. her personal connection to his job and why she says this could
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we have new information on a story that is getting a lot of attention from our viewers. the puppies found locked inside a van in bitter cold. >> the owner of just pups shops in new jersey said he did not do this to hurt the animals, but tonight he is facing hundreds more violations, possibly even a shutdown. >> reporter: the just pups store on route 17 remains closed three days now after police discovered a van loaded with 67 puppies in the rear parking lot. they had been there at least 20 hours. officers say the temperature inside was 38 degrees. the borough ordered him to shut down temporary ily temporarily. now the mayor wants the license revoked. >> the board of health will be having that hearing monday and then we'll make recommendations as to the disposition of his business license here in town. we want to see this business brought to justice.
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gravity of the abuses is just incomprehensible. >> reporter: i spoke to the phone of the owner. his lawyer tells me he filed a motion in superior court this morning asking for 30 days before that hearing so he has time to prepare. in addition he wants to remain open for business in the meantime. he says all this public out cry is from people who don't understand nature of selling puppies. >> leaving them in there unattended has nothing to do to be adverse to the welfare of the dogs. >> reporter: yesterday he shows us a truck like the one these puppies were found in. he says they came from a breeding kennel in missouri. he owns three other just pups stores. the other was shut down last month after he was charged with 250 counts of animal cruelty. the puppies are in the custody
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and they can't be put up for add onyx adoption until he gives them up. >> one of the things everybody is asking are the peps ts being taken care of. i can represent they're being taken care of and getting a lester holt lot of love. people walking on a path in little bay park found the body bike. his goggles and helmet were nearby. the bike was several feet away near the water. tonight police are searching for a teenage girl in the stabbing of another teen on a brooklyn train. officers say a 13-year-old boy was stabbed as he got off a c train in bed-stuy last night. it all started with an argument between the boy and the young woman who they believe is 14 to 16 years old.
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janice, 50 miles an hour winds? >> we've had some gusts near that today. most of them are around 40 miles per hour. there's still the potential for a few more spots to see some gusts up around 50 but mainly near shore areas. it's brisk but not nearly as dangerously strong. in orange county, cloudy skies. the temperature is 56 there. yes, we did warm up today. it's too bad we diplomat dn't have sunshine and pleasant conditions to enjoy. 61 in newark this afternoon despite the clouds and rain showers. we have that surge of rain coming up from the south. rainfall totals, light around central park, less than a tenth of an inch. across parts of new jersey we saw just under a quarter of an inch. over a third of an inch in sussex.
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inches there in montauk. to the north and west of the any anywhere from a tenth of an inch to about a half inch of rain. it just depended on your locations. east of the city and north had the heaviest rain. peak wind gusts were up to 43 miles an hour at jfk. other top winds were trenton and morris morristown. the winds at the shore areas aren't as strong as they were earlier today. we still have that advisory in effect for long island until 8:00 for those gusty winds. the last of the heavy showers right along the connecticut state line. most of that is moving north now and out of the area. spottier showers back to the west. we still have this area to come through later on tonight. if you're going out, you still need umbrellas even though it may not be raining in your neighborhood right now. temperatures in the 40s and 50s
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it's plenty mind out ld out there. out towards the east we're still getting gusts up to 30-40 miles an hour. that's why the as dvisory is still in effect for you. the rain showers will taper off by 11:00. going into friday morning it's in the 30s and 40s at 5:00 a.m. it's another chilly start. let's go to saturday. this is 6:00 a.m. temperatures in the 20s and 30s. the next disturbance comes saturday during the day and continues into saturday evening. notice we see green for rain, we see white for snow. there will be a mix of that. right now, even though it's close to saturday there's still a lot of things we have to look over and muddle through in terms of the forecast. we're not looking at big accumulating snow but there could be some light
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saturday evening across the area. so rain and wetd snow for saturday and drying out on sunday. >> i can't believe we're still talking about snow. >> we are. another death is being linked to faulty takata air bags. a 17-year-old girl from texas died in a crash last month. it wasn't the impact that killed her. it was a metal fragment from the air bag that pierced her neck. the victim was driving a 2002 honda civic. her brother made this plea urging drivers to get their cars checked. >> i would just like to urge everyone regardless of whether or not you receive a recall notice, if you have a car that has the defective air bag, get it fixed before you lose a loved one. >> drivers can visit safe car..gov.
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the annual tunnel to tours climb will go up to the 102nd floor of the world trade center. last year the climb ended on the 90th floor was because the top of the building was under construction. first lady michelle obama spent the afternoon in the garden state helping kids plant their very own garden. mrs. obama and students at phillips academy ate lunch together before getting to work pressing the seedlings into the dirt. we now have an update on whole foods new budget conscious grocery store chain. the first store is set to open in los angeles.
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part grocery part food hall layout. there are tho plan no plans to bring 365 to our area. new images of a key suspect in the terror attacks in brussels. >> and a brood blood test giving doctors new ways to determine how to treat lung cancer patient. coming up, the item collecting dust in many people's garages that could help stop the spread of the zika virus. a popular jersey shore resort condemns its own fire house. now it needs to be torn down right before thousands flood the community. >> it is a public safety concern. >> reporter: i'm ted greenberg with new details on an ugly controversy that's lingered since hurricane sandy. plus, a new jersey woman's gym wants to make some changes
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a daughter of a tug boat operator killed in a crash on the hudson river is sharing her story. why she says the tragedy could
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it was a nightmare. i never thought that i wouldn't be able to talk to my father again. >> right now on news 4 new york, a nightmare on the water. a tug boat sinks with three men on board. the daughter of one of those men talks exclusively with news 4. >> witnesses watches in horror as it disappeared into the dark water. paul got into the business because of his daughter and their love of the water. >> reporter: like father, like daughter. >> they say that i'm the spitting image of my father. >> reporter: in t might be the other way around. >> actually my father followed in my footsteps. >> reporter: she took the lead,
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>> he grew up sailing, my mom grew up sailing. our whole lives everything was about the water. >> reporter: video shows paul's final moments. the tug hit a barge working at the new tappan zee bridge construction site. he and two others on board drowned. >> i never thought that i wouldn't be able to talk to my father again and especially about work and tugs and the job. never in a million years thought i wouldn't be able to talk to him. >> reporter: after taking some time off, it's erica's first week back on the job. she questions the boats involved in the mission. she also says it could have been done at a different tide and the configuration was wrong. >> i truly believe there were ways to prevent that from happening. >> reporter: despite the questions, a sense of peace.

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