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>> download the "news 4 new york" app on your mobile device. our next hour starts right now. breaking news in manhattan. live pictures here. a slashing inside a downtown subway station. plus, on the same day parents held a rally to talk about violence in schools, police arrested a student they say was carrying this. storm team 4 tracking our chance for yes, spring snow. "today in new york" starts now. good morning everyone. 5:00 a.m. on this friday. april 8th. i'm michael gargiulo. i'm darlene rodriguez. storm team 4's chris cimino is here with the forecast. spring and snow don't go together. we have a -- doesn't look like a big deal but a nuisance. meantime, today is dry, the morning is dry as well. 42 in sloatsburg. 45 sleepy hollow. tarrytown at 43. same number in danbury.
we may shave off a couple of degrees to the number before the sun comes up. a lot of clouds breaking up in and around the city. across long island, snow flurries in portions of sullivan county. ulster, dutchess county. then the bigger picture shows a trough out to -- it's going to form our storm system tomorrow. more on that later on. in the meantime, about today, it's about the gusty breezes, a lot of clouds and sun at times. 49 at noon. looking for a high temperature of 52 this afternoon. all right. let's get the bird's eye view on the commute so far this morning. a lot of the accidents have cleared. that's good news. but we have delays on the cross bronx expressway. what else is new? two lanes shut down by the sheridan expressway. it's getting slow out there. head over to the belt parkway, we have the accident eastbound before erskine. after erskine street. that's in the left lane. delays headed eastbound a bit.
traffic on the 4s. >> thanks very much. breaking news in manhattan. police have the bleaker street subway station shut down. they say someone slashed a man on the platform. "today in new york's" tracie strahan. what can you tell us? >> reporter: michael, this is an active investigation and a large police presence. not just on the street level here. belowground. play video now what it looked like when we arrived. ficers all around, we saw detectives descending into the subway station here at bleaker street when we arrived. police are telling us right now that a male suffered slash wounds to both his neck and face right on the platform before 4:00 this morning. the suspect fled in an unknown direction. it's unclear if it was the result of an altercation. we were able to speak to a witness who tended to the man after offensive stabbed.
we had gone down the wrong side of the subway. we saw him coming up the subway steps. he had like -- he was bleeding heavily. that's what we saw. we sort of helped him out. put pressure on his wrists. >> reporter: that victim was taken to a local hospital. his condition is unknown at this point. as we bring you back live, michael, not only are the 4 and 6 trains by passing the bleaker street station, we've seen police rope off this area of bleaker street from the crosby street side, the mulberry side. they're not letting anyone get into this area as the investigation continues. back to you. >> tracie, thank you very much. in queens, a high school student faces weapons charges for allegedly trying to attack another student with this large knife. a 16-year-old student brought the dagger to the high school in elmhurst. he tried to use it on a female student and threatened to slash her in the throat. the department of education says police were were immediately notified. parents in a connecticut community hit hard by gun
how a gun got into a middle school. parents wanted answers from newtown school officials last night. this is the newtown in connecticut. 46-year-old science teacher jason adams was arrested with a gun strapped to his belt. 4 investigates has learned that adams, who has a gun permit, first told investigate torsion he forgot to remove the weapon. then admitted he felt threatened. newtown officials do not believe there was malicious intent. >> it was an egregious error of judgment to have that weapon on person onchool grounds within our school. >> a gunl got into the school. that should be a wake-up call to us that says something more needs to be done. >> he faces possession charges and is on administrative leave. new this morning, a freight train hit a car in saddlebrook new jersey. our crew checked out the scene a short time ago. the car had some damage but the driver and passenger both seemed okay.
midland avenue and lice tra avenue. no word on this will impact the commute. this literally just happened. take a moment to check weather and traffic on the 4s starting with chris cimino. good morning, chris. >> nice and quiet this morning. no major weather issues. mid and upper 40s in and around the city. not going to rise much. we could see a lot of clouds, occasional sunshine peeking through. same thing into the afternoon. brisk and chilly for the mets home opener. 50 degrees should do it. low 50s at best. a west wind at 15. 25 to near 35 will make it chillier than that. mostly cloudy right now. 45. again, lot of clouds. some sunshine at times. the wind will stay gusty throughout. 49 at noon. 52 by 3:00. dry around friday night as well. that's going to change. the rest of the weekend forecast in a bit. let's talk commute. train information from lauren. >> thank you, chris. good morning everyone. as a reminder right now because
trains 4 and 6 trains are by passing the bleaker street station in both directions. we'll keep you updated on that. everything looks good as far as the rams. on the buses, quite a few details. the ones listed here. quite a few in queens. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect and more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. lauren, thank you very much. now this morning, investigators are trying to figure out what sparked a fire that killed one man at a home on long island. they say the fire started in the basement at the home on grant avenue in bay shore about 10:00 last night. the brentwood fire department rushed to the home to put out the flames. 62-year-old curly tutt was killed. several other adults and children who lived in that home were able to escape. also new this morning, police are looking for a vehicle allegedly used to try and lure a 12-year-old boy in rockland county. it happened in pearl river yesterday morning. the man inside a small silver
the suspect allegedly took off. a small white dog was seen in the front passenger seat. today in the race for president, republican john kasich will be upstate while donald trump is shaking up his campaign. a new convention manager, political insiders say he's preparing for a floor fight. ted cruz was in brooklyn. he looked for votes in new york's april 19th primary. >> new york gets 95 delegates. every congressional district gets to elect three delegates. so i'm here asking for your help. >> it's a great place. i love new york. >> john kasich entered the debate over cruz's earlier criticism of what cruz called new york values. kasich was at a deli in the bronx. former mayor rudy giuliani is not happy with ted cruz's attack on new york values. that's one reason he's voting
giuliani and trump are long-time friends and giuliani is quietly advising the trump campaign. turning to the democrats, bernds is not backing away from his latest attack on hillary clinton. he called her unqualified to be president. yesterday, clinton refused to strike back and said she'd support sanders over trump or cruz any day. we'll hear more from these candidates at 5:30. 5:08 right now. a plan to limit the places where costume characters are allowed in times square. that's moving forward. new york city council approved a bill yesterday to set up specific zones where people dress in costumes can pose for pictures and then ask for money. the new rules will apply to the topless painted women and tour bus ticket sellers and the new zones would be in place by june. city council passing legislation that aims to help uber passengers. it requires her to give customers an estimate. just how much the rides are going to cost and prevents uber
than the quoted price. city council approved another measure. it increases the fieps fort illegal street hails from $500 up to $2,000. mets fans will return to citi field to cheer on the defending national league champions. the home opener is today. >> little chilly out there kat. >> just a little bit. little windy darlene. it will be great this afternoon. there really is something to be said about a home opener. especially here in queens at citi field. trains rumbling by us. inside the stadium itself, what will happen today. a pregame ceremony the national league championship flag will be hoisted. fans get to see the players rings. what we saw, the teamworking out yesterday. curtis granderson, david wright. everyone. they will battle the philadelphia phillies this afternoon. as for the pitcher, jacob degrom is scheduled to start this
his wife in florida is overdue with their first baby, a boy. he's prepared to drop everything here if she goes into labor. the team prepared for that as well. as for degrom, he talked about it and had a funny back and forth with our own bruce beck. >> i think i'll -- making the pitch at the time and getting that guy out. >> you don't worry about contractions when you're out there? >> no, i don't think so. >> reporter: yes. contractions. he doesn't want to think about it now. but he's ready. there are v.i.p. lounges scattered throughout citi field attached to restaurants. there are more options for food this year. darlene, you and michael talked about it days ago. a lot of excitement here. even the security guards excited even though they're working a lot of overtime. they're working until tomorrow afternoon. a lot of excitement here. >> that's quite the shift there. >> wow. looks great. thanks, kat.
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it's 5:14. here are four things to know this morning. new jersey transit is warning riders about possible delays this weekend. amtrak is doing map nance work on the tracks between secaucus and newark penn station. trains could be running 15 minutes late. crews are working to repair a retaining wall along the henry hudson parkway. until 7:00 this morning, expect lane closures northbound starting at 110th street. then more work is going to take place overnight this weekend. whole foods announced plans for the first lower priced grocery store chain that will open in los angeles next month. it's called 365.
plans for one in our area yet. the irs is teaming up with 7-eleven to help people pay their tax bill. the agency announced anyone without a bank account or credit card can visit the 7-eleven and pay an outstanding bill. time for weather and traffic. weather picture, pretty quiet and gentle this morning. it's a little gusty in terms of the wind. that's the way it is throughout the day. plenty of clouds for the home opener. i think we get breaks of sunshine as well. a wintry mix for tomorrow. wet snow and cold rain, especially in the city along the west. we'll show you -- trending milder finally next week. not huge warmup but closer to where we should be this time much year. temperatures this morning, blairstown 39. sparta 38. mine hill same thing at 39. califon 41. go towards the coast, milder in the mid-40s. across long island, coastal connecticut down the jersey shore, generally the range of temperatures between 43 and 46 degrees.
cover overhead right now in the city. but there's more clouds to the north and west. in fact, a few scattered snow flurries across the poconos and catskills. don't be surprised to see a flake or two there. the big picture shows a big trough of low pressure in the upper levels of the atmosphere. that's that carved out area. you can see the rotation of the little pieces of energy that rotate around that trough. one more significant piece of energy comes through tomorrow. we'll show you that on future tracker. today, couple of sprinkles or a flurry north of town. notice the clouds thin out from time to time. close to game time. hopefully a little bit of sun peeking through at citi field as they raise the flag. it clears out later in the day toward evening. our night is fine. just chilly tonight. but nothing to worry about in terms of snow or rain. clouds thicken up. this is 9:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. you see the system off to the south. this particular model keeping a lot of the moisture south of us. light rain in the mix breaks out around 2:00 in the afternoon. the steadiest precipitation seems to be south southern jersey could see more snow out of this and west of the city as
it's gone by tomorrow night and sunday. we're back to some sunshine. in terms of snow accumulations. this is primarily on grassy areas and slushy coating. locally, 2 inches as you go west and southwest of the city perhaps. again, mainly on the grass. roads will stay wet. city, i don't see it being a big problem. just the fact that there's snowflakes mixing in the air at times. the home opener for the mets against the phils. it's chilly. could there be a sprinkle? nothing to slow down the game. 52 the expected high in the city for today. north and west, little chillier temperatures staying in the 40s. down to the south, long branch, heights town, you'll be generally in the low 50s as well. low 40s tomorrow. wintry mix. dries out tomorrow night. cold. slips below freezing. upper 40s on sunday. rain returns later monday into tuesday and drying out, back to the 50s wednesday and thursday. let's find out how the commute is rolling along on a friday morning. lauren? >> pretty nicely for most.
there, including fdr drive construction. heading southbound, a slow ride here. you have the right lane blocked. so just two lanes getting by. another problem on the roadway. heading further north here on the harlem river drive. excuse me, it's the harlem reifer drive-by. minor delays through here. take a look at the alexander hamilton bridge. things are moving nicely. westbound heading into the sheridan expressway, you have roadwork and delays out there. the major commuter lines look good. the 4 and 6 train by passing bleeker street in both directions because of a police investigation. >> lauren, thanks. in the cnbc money report, after years of price increases, it's actually going to be cheaper to mail a letter this weekend. a temporary rate increase granted for the u.s. postal service in 2014 is expected to expire on sunday.
the price of a stamp is going to drop from 49 cents to $.47. postcards will be a penny cheaper. you can send them for $.34. all right. police chases are common in los angeles. one has social media buzzing this morning. two burglary suspects led police on a bizarre high-speed chase yesterday. during the chase they popped the top of a ford mustang convertible and waved at other drivers. the car even did doughnuts on hollywood boulevard. a tmz tour bus tried unsuccessfully to cut them off. the suspects were eventually arrested but not before taking selfies and giving high five toss onlookers. a rocket launch planned to expand the international space station in a way that's never been a at the present timed before. the rocket is going to carry an inflatable housing module. the module will be about 6 by 6 when it's folded up and shipped to the space station.
to be the size of a small rv. the goal is to one day be able to use an inflatable module to get astronauts more rooms on missions deep into space. fascinating. right now there's a reward for a stuffed animal who went out of this world. it's sam the dog. it's a mascot of english lakes. that's a resort company in the uk. the english lakes teamed up and attached sam to a giant balloon. sent sam into orbit. camera caught the whole thing. but when sam re-entered the atmosphere, he came apart from the equipment. not himself. but apart from the equipment. the company is offering a free four-night hotel stay to anyone who finds sam or something close to him. >> he looks like lola, lauren's dogment. >> oh, no. >> lola is safe. >> today the first of its kind art show is taking place in washington heights. it's an art fair devoted to artists from the dominican
welcome back. here's your chance to play the piano like lady gaga. the one she played when she was 5 years old is going up for auction. it will go to the highest bidder at hard rock cafe in manhattan. a portion of the proceeds will go to her born this way foundation. the piano, that by app owe is expected to fetch as much as $200,000. that's fantastic. >> i think it's great. >> proud nyu graduate we point out. enough about this. she's a pretty good piano player. i was surprised when i went to see her. >> that's lady gaga. very talented. i'm sure it will raise good money. meantime, we'll try to raise the temperatures to a decent level at the field for the mets home opener. hard-pressed to get above 50.
a spr z or sprinkle in a few spots. clouds late, cold, 37. near freezing in a lot of the suburbs. as we work our way into tomorrow, unfortunately, it looks like a ndamukong -- damp day. the grass could get covered here or there. it's unpleasant. spring mix is typically like lettuce with other things in it. >> right. >> dressing on top. >> exactly. this spring mix not so nice. a lot of things we had going on on the commute, they were not good. they've cleared out. we'll start with the ferries for our ferry commuters. seastreak are operating on their recent schedules this morning. we'll take a live look outside. show you the roads. here's the grand central parkway by laguardia airport. >> overall the roads are in great shape. >> thank you. 5:25 right now. an adorable baby bear is
the cub was rescued from a 220 acre brushfire in florida. >> lake county firefighters nicknamed him smoky junior. there's no sign of his mom, though. officials from the florida fish and wildlife commission are making sure the cub is okay. he's tiny. in california, a marriage proposal went terribly wrong for a man who wanted to take his relationship to new heights. 27-year-old michael banks. that's him being rescued off of morrow rock by a helicopter. he climbed up a rock to propose to his girlfriend via face time. his girlfriend did say yes. she wasn't too happy with him. banks was ticketed as well for the illegal climb. then he was arrested on drug charges. you know what, didn't go well except for the yes. >> like to say how not to propose. >> what not do. still ahead, the big
while and from pope francis. plus a local baby-sitter under arrest. what police say she did after being fired. >> reporter: a bloody scene here on bleecker street where police are investigating an early morning slashing inside the subway station. i am tracie strahan live on the scene with the latest details coming up. if you're heading out the door, keep watching "today in new york." download the "news 4 new york" app on your mobile device right now of the we'll be right back. great price on this boneless chicken! yeah. we love low prices. no bones about it. [ laughter ] thousands of blue tags. thousands of low prices.
breaking news this morning. a slashing inside a manhattan subway station. the investigation is impacting the commute. we are live. plus, the battle for new york. how candidates are trying to win over voters with a new york primary fast approaching. forget april showers, how about april snow? storm team 4 is tracking our chances. "today in new york" starts now. good morning everyone. it's friday morning, april 8th. i'm darlene rodriguez. i'm michael gargiulo. storm team 4's chris cimino here with a friday forecast. hate to be talking about snow this time of year, chris. >> it's always uncomfortable to say that in april. it shouldn't be a big deal. more of a nuisance. that's going to be tomorrow into tomorrow evening. it's basically dry out there right now. eastern long island, temperatures between 40 and 45.
north and west, lower 40s. the coldest numbers we could find. monticello monticello, the catskills, we're seeing a few snow flurries scattered early this morning. they're kind of falling apart. not a big deal. the clouds are breaking up for the time being. they'll be back -- we may see a sprinkle in one or two spots. a dry day and night coming our way. tomorrow, we have to deal with the rain/snow mix. look for the -- upper 40s at noontime. first pitch close to 50. 52-degree high today. we'll talk about that snow threat for tomorrow coming up on the 4s. the latest on the commute if you're headed out the door. >> they're seeing delays on the connecticut turnpike in bridgeport. there's roadwork by exit 29. delays are pretty heavy heading into this area. leave yourself extra time if you're headed northbound. >> westbound by the sheridan expressway. that will be out there for a
delays past the bronx river parkway. more weather and traffic on the 4s. lauren, thank you. 5:31 right now. breaking news in manhattan. someone slashed a man on the subway platform at the bleecker street station. tracie strahan was the first reporter on the scene. trace, good morning. >> reporter: darlene, even though this happened underground, i can tell you this entire area has been roped off, people being diverted away. step out of the way and show you officers that are keeping watch at the bleecker street station. if your travels take you on the 4 and 6 train. we'll show you video of why that's the case. we're told that a male suffered slash wounds to both his neck and face on the platform just before 4:00 this morning. right now, police are on the hunt for a suspect. fled in an unknown direction. they haven't given us a major description of who this could be. they're saying it was a male suspect and all of this happened right on the platform below.
a witness who said he tended to that man. he was bleeding heavily. he has been taken to a local hospital for treatment. again, darlene, no estimate as to when this area will be reopened or when trains will be running through this area. >> thanks so much, tracie. there's been an arrest in another subway attack. a 15-year-old girl is now facing charms for allegedly stabbing a teenage boy on a c train in bedford-stuyvesant on wednesday. crimestoppers, a tip led them to the arrest. the 13-year-old victim is expected to be okay. happening now, police are looking for a driver involved in a deadly hit and run in queens. there's a story we brought you on "today in new york" yesterday morning. searching for a dark-colored toyota seen in this surveillance video. a 45-year-old man died when officers say the vehicle hit him on 21st street near 30th road in astoria. police arrested a woman who allegedly stole a baby stroller
27-year-old woman here, she allegedly sent a young child to steal the stroller from the front porch of a home in north corona last sunday. she's charged with petit larceny and child endangerment. in long island, a former baby-sitter is charged with stalking a family. 29-year-old casey evans was fired back in november. last week she allegedly tried to sign out the family's 4-year-old boy from school without his parents' permission. on the same day, investigators claim she broke into the child's home in sayville to leave him a present. pope francis is expected to release a new document in about a half hour. it will detail his thoughts on marriage and family. the declaration comes off of two years of talks between the pope, bishops and cardinals and a poll taken of catholics and their congregations worldwide. the document not expected to significantly change the church's stance on same-sex marriage. but it is expected to address the issue of whether divorced
receive communion. almost, it might possibly change rules regarding annulments and the procedure for getting them. >> right. we see pope francis when he comes out and says these sort of things and everybody is watching and waiting and seeing how the rest of the church reacts. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. it's friday morning. chris, you said it was quiet. that's a good thing. we're going to hang on to that. >> it's a good finish to the week. it could be nice if it were warmer. can't get greedy. a dry day ahead. a sprinkle or snow flurry well to the north and west. it stays chilly for the mets home opener. temperature around 50 degrees at that point. i think we'll get sun at times. it could be a sprinkle passing through in a few locations. it's the west wind that stays gusty. throughout the day, making it feel chillier then. right now at 45. we've got clouds out there. but they broke up for the time being. that will regather again from time to time.
52 at 3:00 should be the high for the day. a closer look at that april snow threat tomorrow. the rest of the weekend forecast in a little bit. she's watching the commute for us as always. good morning. if you are getting on the trains, we still have 4 and 6 trains -- because of that police investigation. you talk about the major commuter lines, everything looks good. metro-north, lirr, nj transit and path. you need to move your car today. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. the next update on the 4s. >> lauren, thanks very much. in new jersey, police are releasing new video of a man wanted for swinging a machete. oufd car lit owe's bar on main street last month. a man nearly died from the injuries. the man with the weapon got away. if you know him or see him, you're asking to give police a call. also in new jersey, police are trying to track down the hungry thieves who raided a
bizarre home invasion. luis rosales says a man and woman knocked on his apartment door in jersey city last month. when he answered they forced their way into his home. rosales says the man threatened him with a knife and the woman sprayed his eyes with pepper spray. they ransacked his apartment and then headed right to the refrigerator where they had yogurt and chicken. >> she tell me, poppy, i hungry. like that. touch the stomach and say poppy, i hungry. >> the couple also grabbed mr. rosales' wallet before they took off. fortunately, he was not seriously injured. today in presidential politics, senator bernie sanders will hold rallies in his hometown, brooklyn. while hillary clinton looks for votes upstate. she needed five swipes of her metro card. in an exclusive "today" show interview, she dismissed the latest attack by bernie sanders
>> that will be up to the voters of new york. i will take bernie sanders over donald trump or ted cruz any time. i hope very much we can have an issue oriented campaign. but if people attack me and distort my record, we will respond. >> bernie sanders was on late night with seth meyers. both hope to pick up delegates in the wyoming caucus. exclusive sit downs with bernie sanders and hillary clinton on the "today" show. hear from them this morning at 7:00 after "today in new york." on the republican side, donald trump is canceling planned stops he had in california and he's retooling his campaign. yesterday, he said he's hiring veteran gop operative paul many fort as his convention manager. a new poll shows 7 in 10 americans view him unfavorably. one new jersey man will fight vandals and local officials to keep showing his support for donald trump.
flags day and night. recently hornik received a summons. he plans to fight back. he's accused of violating a law. he says he's prepared for the people who keep taking down his flags. >> if they decide to rip another one of my glorious trump flags, i will immediately put another one up. >> he also says if he loses his fight against the summons he's gotten, he's ready to serve the possible penalty, including 90 days in jail. in connecticut, lawmakers are moving forward with a proposal to tax and regulate daily fantasy sports sites like draft kings and fan duel. companies would be required to pay $50,000 to operate in the state. there would be a 9% surcharge on entry fees. our parent company, comcast and nbc sports have invested in fan duel. today in queens, something
the mets will raise a nationally champion banner. katherine creag is there with a look at all that's going to happen. you're live from chris cimino's reserved parking space? >> reporter: right, yes. we're securing it. making sure no one gets near t the tailgating is ready. as for the excitement, there's the 7 train. you think of the 7 train. you think of citi field and you think of being here. there's so much excitement, even the security guard here at citi field excited. what's going to take place at the stadium, there's special pregame ceremony. what you will see, the national league championship flag as you mentioned will be hoisted. members of the nypd and fdny injured in the line of duty. you'll see a military fly-over here. we saw the teamworking out. curtis granderson, david wright, everyone, they will be battling the philadelphia phillies this afternoon.
scheduled to start. but his wife in florida is set to deliver their first baby. cologne would step in it needed. david wright talked about how valuable degrom is. >> obviously, he's one of the anchors of the staff. hopefully the baby holds off for another day or two. but hopefully he gets home in time to see it. i know how excited he is. if i was a mets scout, i'd look at him and try to sign him early. >> reporter: sign that infant to a multiyear contract. the players receive their nlcs rings in a private ceremony yesterday. 10 carat white gold with diamonds and sapphires. the governor was there. a special ceremony. as david wright pointed out, it's wonderful that they have their rings. they're also looking forward to the season and to taking it all this season. back to you. michael.
kat in mets blue today. thanks so much, kat. good looking ring. >> that ceremony reminds me of when your kid is on little league and everybody claps because they walk up. it's different. just ahead, a local college coming clean about a bedbug scare. if you're feeling squeezed, got bad news. the decision in washington that flyers need to hear about. some spring snow is possible, possible this weekend. weather and traffic on the 4s is coming up. you're watching "today in new york." ome? mmm that is tasty. is it real? of course... are you? nope animated you know i'm always looking for real honey for honey nut cheerios well you've come to the right place. great, mind if i have another taste? not at all mmm you're all right bud? never better i don't know if he likes that. yeah
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5:45. a friday morning. pretty good shape. the mets fans should be happy. it's opening day. citi field behind me. the sky has cleared out temporarily. there will be a fair amount of clouds around. they'll get this game in without a problem. bundle up if you're headed on out. the heavy duty mets gear. that means the t-shirt, the sweatshirt and the big met jacket on top of that. and the hat. that will help keep you warm too. temperatures right now in the 40s. about 45 degrees in the city. winds gusting close to 20 miles per hour. it feels chillier than that. 46 in dyker heights.
it's low 40s across sussex, newburgh, danbury at 43. a few 30s in the poconos and catskills. there's been april few reported snow flurries. most are diminishing right now. the clouds will move back into the picture later on this morning and this afternoon. we start out with sun and the cloud will build up. it will break up the clouds from time to time in the afternoon. can't entirely rule out a little sprinkle from this disturbance to the west of us. the concern for that snow potential is a little piece of energy. doesn't look like much now to the northwest of chicago. that's going to dive south and east. wave of pressure to the south of us tomorrow afternoon into the evening hours and bring us unsettled weather. 52 the expected high today. tonight not bad actually. on the chilly side. upper 30s overnight. you'll have the heavier jacket overnight. lower 30s in the suburbs. then tomorrow as that storm gets going off the coast, a mixture of snow breaks out. the steadiest will probably be
it's south and west where there could be a coating to a couple of inches on the grassy areas. i'll show you that map in a second. the opener against the phillies, we're talking about 50 degrees with a bit of a breeze out of the west. coating, that would be about it in the city. that would be on grassy areas. i think the roads stay wet. maply grass on the accumulations. locally too, pushing it in some spots. that would tend to be to the west and southwest in central new jersey. elsewhere across long island, it's mainly wet and further north and east, not much of anything. a freeze warning tomorrow night into sunday for parts of the area. meantime, upper 40s on sunday. lots of sunshine. but still below normal. when you think about it, we should be in the low 60s. along with the milder temperatures, there's an increasing chance for more april showers. for today, it's dry and bricks and chilly. low 50s, 30s tonight. with that wintry mix ending with rain or snow showers. windy, chilly on sunday.
back into the picture. back to the 50s but dry wednesday and thursday. let's get back to lauren scala. any trouble spots, lauren? >> yes, we have new ones. we'll start with new jersey on the garden state parkway. northbound out by exit 138, two lanes shut down. delays quickly building through this area. >> heading to the cross bronx expressway, construction will be out there for a little longer. westbound by the sheridan expressway, two lanes shut down. delays are extremely heavy. if you can get over to the bruckner, that would be the best option. a live look at the long island expressway in queens where you'll see a lot of brake lights. that's actually cars trying to exit by exit 15. van dam street. there's reports of an accident. the main line is doing fine. but the exit is backed up. if you are getting on the rails, we have 4 and 6 trains by passing bleecker street in both directions because of a police investigation. everything is moving along nicely.
>> lauren, thank you. 5:48 right now. police are hunting for a killer at the university of texas. the body of 18-year-old was called near campus on tuesday. they are reporting surveillance of a possible suspect pushing a bicycle. dozens of students and staff members gathered outside the drama building to remember her. right now, police are releasing new photos of the men they say mugged two teens and a 10-year-old boy in central park. the victims were in the north woods section of central park. they went through the pockets and bags. fortunately the victims are okay. four senior nypd officers put on desk duty amid a corruption investigation. deputy chief michael harrington, inspector james grant. david cologne, eric rodriguez were all transferred. harrington and grant had their guns and shields taken away.
taking money and gifts in exchange for police escorts, security and other special treatment. no one, though, has been criminally charged. a bail hearing today for the flight attendant who allegedly tried to smuggle millions of dollars of cocaine through lax. jetblue pilots ended marcia gay reynolds bolted from screeners and left behind 70 pounds of cocaine inside. she managed to fly back home to new york where she was arrest. now she's back in l.a. for today's hearing. amtrak has to retrain rail workers on basic safety rules. the federal railroad administration ordered the training after two employees were killed in a train accident on sunday. they were working on the same track when they were hit by a train going 106 miles an hour. investigators may not have known the track was reopened because of a breakdown in commune kapgs. new jersey, a port authority reform bill heads to governor
it offers protection for whistle blowers. it also requires legislative oversight different from the bill backed in new york. both states must pass the same bill for it to take effect. new developments in plans to turn part of the hudson riverfront into a new park. the judge threw out a lawsuit aimed at locking the construction of pier 55. a civil group argued that the 2.5 acre project failed to meet environmental and legal standards. pier 55 promises to offer rolling hills and an amphitheater amphitheater. reports of bedbugs on campus at brooklyn college. west control reports inspected and treated two areas. the pests were likely stray bedbugs accidentally introduced from an outside source. 5:51 now. just ahead, a call for an investigation into why it costs so much money to fly anywhere. the company claiming to have technology to make traffic a little more bearable. you're batching "today in new
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bad. it will be on the chilly side. breezy, in the low 50s this afternoon. keeping away the rain. worst case would be a sprinkle here and there. especially north and west of the city. 52 never feels like it because of the gusty west winds. clear early, cloudy late. heading out for your friday night, need to bundle up. no rain gear or snow gear needed. tomorrow, rain and snow possible as we go through the day. better chance of seeing accumulation west of the city. temperatures in the low 40s. i think it stays wet in most areas though. by sunday, back to at least sunshine. still bringing being on the cold side with highs in the upper 40s. next week we get closer to where we should be. check in with lauren. what's happening? >> people are headed out the door to take the trains. all good news for the major commuter lines. nj transit and path doing great. we have the 4 and 6 train by
station for subway commuters. a look outside, the inbound side, everything moving along nicely into the tolls. same at the george washington bridge. no delays at the hudson river crossings. okay, lauren. ford motor company, among the car companies that say new stop and go technology could make traffic more bearable. they have a radar and traffic system allowing the car to accelerate and brake automatically. ford will offer this adaptive cruise control and stop and go features coming up in the 2017 model ford fusion. today, a call for a federal investigation into why it dosts costs so much to fly. there will be a conference this morning in newark. they want investigators to look into deceptive practices and price gouging. the senate rejected a proposal, meanwhile, to regulate seat size and leg room on airlines.
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to do with this weapon. plus, baseball returns to citi field today. live pictures of the park. it should be dry for today's game. but tomorrow there might be some snow. "today in new york" starts now. beautiful picture of citi field, though. >> it really is. good morning everybody. friday morning. april 8th. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i am michael gargiulo. let's get a check on the weather. chris cimino, good looking morning there at citi field. >> nice and clear. i hope that's a sign, harbinger for the season. clouds will start to build in through the day once again. 44 in chelsea. 45 citi field. dyker heights 46. midtown, 45. 39 in sussex. we're seeing 30s northwestern suburbs. extreme northwestern suburbs. the cloud cover is building back in. you can see snow flurries. that dissipating across the poconos and the catskills. i think the clouds will build
a piece of energy will ride in here tomorrow bringing rain and wet snow our way. for the home opener, 50 degrees first pitch temperature. chilly breeze. breaks in the cloud cover. rest of the day breaks out this way. 49 at noontime. 50 at 6:00. no rain to worry about today. nothing more than a sprinkle and a high temperature in the 50s. nothing to worry about in the commute. >> thanks, chris. good morning. two trouble spots in new jersey on the garden state parkway. we have an overturned vehicle northbound by ex pit 138. delays are almost back to route 28 there. then heading over to the long island expressway in queens. you can see the delays headed westbound. this is by the bqe into the exit. there are some reports of an accident on van dam streets. if you're headed towards the queensboro bridge, that whole exit is backed up pretty far. leave yourself extra time. head over to the midtown tunnel. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> thanks so much, lauren. 6:01 on this friday morning. breaking news in manhattan. a slashing at the bleecker street subway station.
strahan was the first reporter on the scene. tracie? >> reporter: darlene, we do have an update for you now. we can tell you that that male victim is at bellevue hospital listed in stable condition. he's suffered slash wounds to his face and neck just before 3:30 this morning. the hunt is on for his attacker. we'll show you video of the large police presence surrounding the bleecker street station. it still does at this hour. this is a slashing that police say happened on the 6 train platform just before 3:30 this morning. it's unknown how that man came in contact with his attacker. but we spoke to a witness who had to tend to that man and call for help. >> we were just crossing the street, down the wrong side of the subway and we just saw him coming up the subway steps and he had -- bleeding heavily. that's what we saw already. we helped him out. pressure on his wrists. >> reporter: as that suspect was
police roped off access to the bleecker street station. that is something to keep in mind for your morning commute. the 4 and 6 trains are still by passing the station. any cars trying to get into this area won't be able to as well. police have blocked off access to bleecker street in every direction as this investigation continues. back to you. >> thank you very much, tracie strahan. this morning, there's been an arrest in another subway attack. a 15-year-old girl faces charges for allegedly stabbing a teenage boy in bedford-stuyvesant. a crimestoppers tip led to the arrest. that victim expected to be okay. a freight train hit a car in bergen county. the car did have damage. but the driver and passenger seem to be both okay. no impact this morning. >> we're getting a look at a car that struck and killed a man in queens. we were live with the story here on "today in new york" yesterday morning. now police are searching for the
surveillance video. it is a dark-colored toit toy. the car allegedly slammed into a 45-year-old man, killing him near 30th road in astoria. this morning, police are looking for a vehicle allegedly used to lure a owe itried to lure a 12-year-old boy in rockland county. a man in a small silver, four-door car pulled up to a boy on vanburen street in pearl river. this happened yesterday morning. the man allegedly motioned to that boy. he drove off when the parent approached the car. small white dog was also seen in the passenger seat. mets fans will return to citi field for the home opener this afternoon. in a special pregame ceremony, the mets will raise a championship banner for the first time in 15 years. the players received their nlcs rings yesterday. jacob degrom is scheduled to start but his wife is overdue with their first child. he is prepared to drop everything if she goes into labor. coming up at 6:30, katherine
special ceremony at the game honoring the nypd and the fdny. jacob degrom's wife is home. annoyed. i'm sure. >> no pressure there. >> overdue is not in a good mood. >> hopefully everything works out. he'll get to finish the game. >> you think he'll rush down in that mets golf cart? >> he may want to go faster than that. i was going to say. in the meantime, the conditions will hold out decently. opening day, early april in new york as we saw with the yankees on monday can be tricky. clouds building back in. right now the skies are generally clear in and around the city. the clouds build back in. maybe a spritz or sprinkle here or there. breezy, chilly. temperature 50 degrees. with the wind dwusing -- gusting, make sure to bundle up. it wouldn't hurt to bring along gloves.
slowly climbing back to the ev lower 50s. a wintry mix tomorrow. we'll talk about that in a bit. let's talk commute with lauren right now. >> the rails look good with the exception of the 6 train by passing bleecker street because of that police investigation that tracie has been keeping us updated on. 4 train is running express. it is officially the 6. major commuter lines look good. here's the cross bronx expressway and the bruckner. construction just cleared on the cross bronx that you can see snow. a lot of residual delays. the bruckner is heavy headed westbound. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. the next update on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you very much. weapons charges for allegedly trying to attack another student with a large knife. show you a picture of a dagger that police recovered. investigators say a student -- they tried to use it on a female student. threatened to slash her throat.
they were immediately notified. a teacher is accused fd bringing a wep sbon a school where the community is recovering from gun violence. 46-year-old jason adams was arrested with a gun strapped to his belt. 4 investigates has learned that adams who has a gun permit first told investigators he forgot to remove the weapon, then admitted that he felt threatened. newtown school officials do not believe there was malicious intent. >> it was an egregious error of judgment to have that weapon on school grounds within our school. >> a gun got into the school. >> that should be a wakeup call to us that says something more needs to be done. >>' faces felony weapons possession charges. he's now on administrative leave. 6:07 now. in presidential politics, opponents stump for votes in the
ted cruz made matzah in brooklyn. governor john kasich was in the bronx. he chowed down. meanwhile, we're told trump hired a well-known gop operative to be his new convention delegate manager. >> among the democrats, hillary clinton is shrugging off the latest attack by bernie sanders. she was in the bronx yesterday taking five swipes of her metro card to get on the subway. in an exclusive -- the criticism in which he called her unqualified to be president. >> i think it's kind of a silly statement. but he's free to say whatever he chooses. >> qualified to be president? >> here's what i believe. i believe that voters will be looking at both of us. last night sanders was on nbc's late night with seth meyers and he refuse today back down. you can hear what he had to say at 6:30. coming up on the "today" show, exclusive interviews of bernie sanders and hillary clinton. that's head at 7:00 a.m. after
>> right now at 6:08. times square having a specially designated area new york city council -- people dressed in costumes and topless painted women can ask for tips. supporters also say the new rules will help people from being harassed while allowing the costume characters to make money. the new zones are expected to be in place by june. council pass legislation that will affect uber drivers and their passengers. one bill would require uber to give customers an estimate of just how much the rides are going to cost before they start out on the trip. another measure would increase the fines for uber and other drivers who pick up passengers illegally. street hales on the street. this morning, in the money report, hackers may be able to exploit a security flaw on your computer. cnbc's susan lee joins us with those details and more. good morning. >> good morning, darlene. adobe i systems issued an
software for web browsers. researchers discovered a security flaw being used to deliver so-called ransom ware to windows pcs. it encrypts data locking up computers and demands payments from $200 to $600 in order to unlock each of the infected pcs. let's talk about stamps. it will soon be less expensive to mail that letter. the price of a stamp is going down this weekend. a temporary rate increase granted to the u.s. postal service in 2014 expires this sunday. so regular stamp will cost 47 cents now, down from $.49. international letters down to $1.15. to mail the postcard, it will be a penny cheaper at $.34. back to you guys. >> i don't know. when was the last time we mailed postcards, right? >> yeah. >> i think it's been a while. maybe i need to travel more. >> susan is saying i mail postcards all the time. thanks so much.
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it's 6:14. four things to know this morning. we're following breaking news from the east village. a man is now in the hocht after being slashed on the 6 train platform at the bleecker street station. so far, there have been no arrests. new jersey transit warning riders about possible delays this weekend. amtrak is doing possible maintenance work on the tracks between secaucus and newark penn station. the trains could be 15 minutes late. crews are work to go repair a retaining a wall along the
more work will take place it weekend. if you need to pay your tax bill, head to 7-eleven. the irs -- i know that's what you're going to do. the irs announced anyone without a bank account or credit card, they can visit 7-eleven and pay an outstanding bill. on the 6:15 on this friday morning. things pretty quiet. skies generally clear down the jersey shore. pretty morning. that's a postcard right now. it's a little chilly. temperature coming in at 43 degrees in the city. 45. most folks generally low and mid-40s. the sky will fill up with a few more clouds. low 40s from sayreville to howell to toms river. cream ridge at 42. 43 in princeton this hour. upper 30s, new jersey. long island, connecticut and through the hudson valley as well. clear to partly cloudy. more clouds are sitting to the
few sprinkles in several areas. the clouds may start to build back in a little bit. you can see from this spin, the motion of the radar echoes, the rain and the snow. a big trough is carved out here and pieces energy dive into that. we're watching this one right up in here. this will track rapidly east, southeast ward. then develop into another storm off the coast. most of the computer information suggesting that the storm moves further south and east. too far to be a big snow maker or rainmaker. future tracker is suggesting at this point. for the afternoon today, a mix of clouds and sunny breaks as well. by the evening, clears out. this is 7:00. it's cold. temperatures drop into the 30s tonight with a gusty breeze early on. increasing clouds tomorrow morning. this is 9:00 a.m. we may get early sunshine. notice the snow and the rain gathering out to west. as the low pressure gets going, it will throw a mix of light rain and snow across northern new jersey into the city as well. heavier stuff southern new jersey. that tries to back in briefly as that storm gets developed off to
if this takes place about 50 to 100 miles further north and west, steadier rain. it could be almost a complete miss. in which case we won't see much of anything. talking maybe a coating on grassy areas, especially west of the city. the 2 inches would be a push further south and west. but the roads stay wet. mainly on grassy areas. any type of accumulation if at all. it's dry today for opening day. chilly tonight a dry night. bundle up in the 30s. the mix of rain and snow showers across the area, steadiest to the south and west we think. it stays wet with temperatures in the low 40s. sun returns on sunday. but it stays brisk and chilly. upper 40s. clouds return. more april showers later monday into tuesday. drying out back to the 50s wednesday and thursday. lauren scala, what's the commute rolling along like. >> getting congested. lots people on their way to work. we have a couple of problems and delays. the garden state parkway, northbound by exit 138, you have
at least a lane, possibly two. you could see a very slow ride through here. heading to the long island expressway in queens, we have an accident westbound somewhere between exit 16 and 15. you could see it's quite a slow ride through here as well. a live look outside at the holland tunnel. only about a 10-minute wait into the tolls here. same at the lincoln. no delays just yet at the george washington bridge. you're still in for a nice ride there. if you're getting on the trains, they look good with the exception of the 6 train. still by passing the bleecker street station in both directions because of a police investigation. the next weather and traffic update ahead on the 4s. >> thank you so much, lauren. in new jersey, one man is willing to go to jail to show his support for donald trump. joe hornik is flying trump campaign flags at his west long branch home day and night. recently, he received a summons. illegally posting political signage more than 30 days before an election. the primary doesn't happen until june.
>> this is not a sign. it's a fan flag. >> i'm not a football fan. i'm not a sports fan. but i'm surely a donald trump fan. >> he says he's prepared to pay a $2,000 fine or serve 90 days behind bars. he says he has extra flags to replace the ones being torn down by vandals. a creek in dutchess county could be named a superfund site. the environmental protection agency wants to add wap injer creek to the -- it contains sediment contaminated with pollutants. the proposed cleanup would include parts of the village of wap jer and poughkeepsie. police chases are common occurrences in los angeles. two burglary suspects led police on a high-speed chase yesterday. during the chase they popped the top of a ford mustang convertible and waved at other
the car even did doughnuts on hollywood boulevard. a tmz tour bus tried and failed to cut them off. the suspects were eventually arrested but not before taking selfies and giving high five toss onlookers. a california man is trying to elevate his relationship but he needed a rescue. the helicopter was called in to pull 27-year-old michael banks off morrow rock on the coast in central california. so he had climbed up there to propose to his girlfriend via face time. but then he got stuck on his way down. to make matters worse, he got a ticket for illegally climbing the rock. then he got arrested on drug charges. on a positive note, his girlfriend did say yes. >> so all in all, it ended up being a good day. >> couldn't probably have that dinner just that night. he was under arrest. >> a little busy. tax changes may be coming to connecticut. we'll tell you why fantasy sports may soon cost more and
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welcome back. looking out from the top of the rock. 45 degrees. 6:24 on this friday morning. a search is under way for a stuffed animal who had oon out of this world adventure. sam the dog is the mascot i a group of students sent him -- he was separated from the camera when he reentered the earth's atmosphere. poor guy. english lakes is offering a four-night hotel
stay to anyone who finds him. you know, a stuffed animal re-entering the atmosphere sort of exposed like that.
>> don't say it. >> there are children watching. >> sam could be stuffing for another kind of pillow. >> maybe he's out on an island somewhere. got off target. he's hanging out with other stuffed animals. i got a weird brain that tries to make happy endings out
of a lot of things. >> we know where your mind went. meantime, sun to start. clouds to mix with the sun at times today. it's going to be a breezy and a chilly day. the 45 we have now doesn't get much warmer this afternoon with winds gusting to 20, 25 miles an hour. tonight. the city. near the freezing mark in some of the suburbs. we'll talk about that weekend forecast. talk about snow, yes. maybe a little. we'll have the details in the next half hour. >> let's check in with lauren. hey, lauren. >> not too many problems on the roads. we'll start with the race. right now the major commuter
the 6 train by passing the bleecker street station in both directions. a live look at the tappan zee bridge where it's just a little congested out there. things moving along nicely on the span in both directions. our biggest trouble spot is on the garden state parkway. i'll have the details in a few minutes. 6:25. coming up next, an update on that breaking news in manhattan. >> reporter: it's happened again. an early morning slashing. this time, on the subway platform. i'm tracie strahan live on bleecker street with the details coming up. >> reporter: i'm katherine creag live at citi field in queens. this is what mets fans have been looking forward to, the home opener. the ceremonies before the game. also baby news that could affect who starts today. all that coming up. if you're about to head out the door, keep watching "today in new york." download the app on your mobile device right now.
some may be planning campaign changes. a live look at citi field. storm team 4 is the home opener forecast plus details of possible, yes, weekend snow. "today in new york" starts now. good morning. 6:30 a.m. on this friday, april 8 pt. i'm darlene rodriguez. chris sim mow is here with a check of the forecast. >> it's pretty bright out there. clear to partly cloudy sky. more clouds to the north and west. it's chillier there too. lagrange at 40. 39 in montgomery. rhinebeck at 43. the city at 45. generally 40 to 45 as the average temperature range for most folks out there. you need to bundle up a bit. there's going to be a gusty west wind. we weng d -- most of that activity stays there. the clouds build up blocking out the sunday.
by game time. winds prevail. no rain to worry about. upper 40s at noon. high of 52. we mentioned a little snow. we'll talk about that before. talk commute right now. >> live look outside at the approach there coming around the helix. there is an accident inbound in the center tube that blocks a lane. 25-minute wait into the tolls. that will get worse. over at the george washington bridge, that's your alternate. no delay into the upper level tolls. about 15 minutes into the holland. i'll keep a close eye on that for you. heading over to the garden state parkway, heavy delays northbound by exit 138. there's an overturned vehicle shuts down at least one lane, possibly two. that keeps continuing to get worse. the turnpike, if that's what you want to take, that's a better option. more weather and traffic on the 4s. lauren, thank you very much. you want to get to the breaking news in manhattan. a slashing at the bleecker street subway station. tracie strahan was first on the scene there. tracie, what is the latest? >>.
we've seen no shortage of officers or detectives around this area. going down to the subway platform where in happened. i'm going to show you how they're blocking off access to not just the bleecker street subway station. bleecker street in general as the search continues for the suspect behind this early morning slashing. we're going to show you now what it looked like when we arrived. a large police presence going into the subway station. we're told by police that a male victim suffered slash wounds to both his neck and face on the 6 train platform around 3:30 this morning. we know his attacker fled in an unknown direction. police are telling me they don't know if that attacker acted alone. as we bring you back live, michael, according to one witness, this is a very bloody scene. that men tended to that male victim at bellevue hospital listed in stable kchblt again, police are now blocking off exits to the area. as lauren has been saying, the 6
bleecker street station as this investigation continues. back to you. >> tracie, thank you. new this morning, investigators are now trying to figure out what sparked a fire that killed one man at a home in long island. the fire started in the basement of the home on grand avenue in bay shore around 10:00 last night. they rushed to douse the flames. 62-year-old curly tutt was killed. several others who lived in the home escaped. in new jersey, police are trying to track down apparently hungry thieves who raided a refrigerator during a home invasion. luis rosales says a man and woman knocked on his apartment door in jersey city last month. he answered, they then forced their way into the home. rosales says the man threatened him with a knife. the woman sprayed his eyes with pepper spray. they ransacked his apartment and headed straight for the refrigerator where they took yogurt and chicken. >> she told me, poppy, sawyer,
touches the stomach and say i hungry. >> the couple grabbed his wallet before they took off. he was not seriously hurt. on long island, suffolk county, officials are planning to collect on $22 million in unpaid traffic tickets. according to news day, officials are considering going after people with fines that are 90 days overdue, then collecting their regular fees and for giving some of the late fees. they say booting and towing could come in the fall for people who owe more than $2,000. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. chris we're all excited for opening day at citi field. >> it's always a nice sign. it's the spring season despite the fact that weather isn't cooperating. no rain today. just a bit of a chilly breeze throughout. there will be clouds building back in. starting out with a generally clear sky. brisk and chilly for the opener. temperatures near 50 degrees. the wind at times between 15 to 25 miles per hour out of the west. means that 50 is going to feel
that's the best advice. baseball, you sit you get stagnant for a while. you can get chilly in a hurry. 45, a few patchy clouds right now. only slow rise in temperature to 49 at noon. 52 at 3:00. that should be the high for the day. varying amounts much clouds and sunshine as well. a snow threat for the weekend in a bit. let's get over to lauren scala. i see red in the maps again. >> plenty of red out there. i have an update to that accident that i talked about has cleared. that's a relief for a lot of people. delays at 20 minutes into the tolls. much better news. you're still moving through. the bronx, we have a disabled vehicle on 95 southbound. that blocks the left lane. you get past it, it's a slow ride this morning. the bruckner. heading over to the trains, major commuter lines look good. we have the 6 train by passing bleecker street in both directions. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. we'll have more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you very much. police are releasing new photos of the men who necessity say mugged two teens and the
the victims were in the north woods of central park last week when these men yelled at them to stop. they went through the boys' pockets and their bags. they took their cell phones. nobody was hurt. but if you recognize the people you see here in the surveillance videos and photos, give police a call. also happening now, police are releasing new video of a man wanted for swinging a machete during a bar fight in new jersey. this happened outside carlito's bar last month. the machete deep lip gashed the map. he nearly died from the injuries. the man with the weapon got away. if you know or see him, give police a call. four senior nypd officers have been put on desk duty amid a corruption investigation. deputy chief michael harrington, james grant, deputy chief david cologne and deputy chief eric rodriguez were all transferred. harrington and grand had their guns and shields taken away. they're accused of taking money and gifts in exchange for police
special treatments. no one has been criminally charged. 6:36. now to the presidential race. donald trump hunkering down here in new york and he was campaigning a bit. yesterday, he said he's hiring veteran gop operative paul mondayifort. he's getting ready for a battle over delegates at a likely contested gop convention. there's a new a.p. poll out showing 7 in 10 americans view donald trump unfavorably. among the democrats, senator bernie sanders holds rallies today in his hometown, brooklyn. while hillary clinton looks for votes upstate. yesterday, clinton took her campaign to city strap hangers in what's being called the subway series. that's the race leading up to the primary. clinton shrugged off the latest attack in which he called her unqualified to be president. sanders is not backing down. >> i hope very much that we can
the middle class -- we should be talking about that. if people attack me and distort my record, we will respond. >> sanders was on late night with seth meyers. both democrats hope to pick up delegates in the wyoming caucus. coming up on the "today" show, matt lauer's exclusive one-on-one interview with hillary clinton and a live town hall with bernie sanders on the plaza. it's all ahead at 7:00 a.m. new jersey lawmakers, they've passed legislation for reform at the port authority. the bill calls for the chairman of the port authority to rotate between new york and new jersey every two years. also it would offer protection for whistle blowers. however, it includes a provision that requires laej lay tiff oversight. but that's different from the bill that's backed in new york and both states have to pass the same bill for it to go into effect. connecticut, step closer to regulating and taxing daily fantasy sports. under a proposed tax package, companies would be required to pay $50,000 to operate in the
a 9% surcharge would be put on entry fees, tax package includes doing away with taxes on tampons and baby diapers. it's a special day for mets fans. the amazings will raise their national legal champion banner at the home opener. katherine creag is at citi field right now. kat, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, darlene. a beautiful morning out here. all things bright and new. for mets fans, very excited for the home opener. if you take a look at citi field. a lot going on here. there is going to be a pregame. there's a significant one. the national league championship flag will be hoisted. the mets will honor members of the nypd and fdny injured in the line of duty. you will see a military flyover here. the teamworking out in between rain storms. that's what we saw. they'll take on the philadelphia phillies this afternoon. pitcher jacob degrom is scheduled to start. but his wife in florida is due any minute now with the first baby. a boy.
at a moment's notice. if she goes into labor, cologne would step in if needed. terry collins shared this about the home opener. >> we just got to ged ready for another season. got my report out and started to see who should play when. what situations might occur and who's had success. as you see here, the players received their nlcs rings in a private ceremony yesterday. 10 carat, white gold with diamond and sapphires. as david wright said, they'll wear the rings proudly. but they're looking ahead. they hope for a successful season, perhaps taking it all this year. back to you, darlene. katherine creag, thank you. kat, have a great day out there. up next, pope francis, new thoughts on marriage and family. this is just coming out. brand new guidance released moments ago. plus your weather and traffic on the 4s is coming up.
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6:44 on a friday morning. starting out with varying conditions around the area. sullivan county. this is one of the weather cameras. gramsville. there are clouds and snow flurries and sprinkles there. temperatures chilly too. about 36 degrees. the further north, chillier and more cloud cover north and west n and close to the city, the sky is generally clear. sheepshead bay at 44. staten island 43. most of long island down the shore same thing. upper 30s low 40s. the clouds are building back in. they will a little later
on this morning and this afternoon. you can see them up toward the north.
this aloft. the clear sky sto start. the air is unstable. we get the clouds moving back in this afternoon. not much to worry about in terms of anything more than a sprinkle. there's a trough carved out in the atmosphere. we're watching this one. this one is destined to become a quick moving storm system that will cut to the south of us.
southern new jersey, later on in the evening, form a new storm offshore. still the trend is to keep most of the significant rain further south and east. but there's a possibility it could shift further north and west of the we'll have to watch it. for today, it's dry for opening day. not a problem. bundle up. chilly tonight, upper 30s in the city. low 30s north and west. the sky starts out clear, ends up cloudy overnight. to rain or snow overnight. tomorrow morning starts out dry. the mix of rain and snow breaking out. temperatures low 40es. with temperatures like that, even if it snows, things will
later in the night, sunday morning, a freeze watch. temperatures could slip below the freezing mark. upper 40s on sunday afternoon. we're back into the 50s next week. with that, a chance for more rain showers back in the picture. again, today is dry. bundle up. low 50s. 43 tomorrow. rain and snow showers. don't think it will amount to much. wet roads. maybe a slushy accumulation. grassy areas. upper 40s sunday. more rain monday, tuesday. drier 50s come wednesday, thursday of next week. let's find out the latest on the commute. we do that by asking lauren scala. >> no new problems. a lot of the same. the garden state parkway the trouble spot of the morning. overturned vehicle by exit 38. you can see the delays. a live look at them. northbound out by 135. three exits back. quite a ways. not moving well at all. let's head over to the cross bronx expressway. the disabled vehicle southbound by east tremont avenue. that's in the left lane.
you'll see the delays once you're past it. as far as the trains go, update here. now it's downtown trains by passing the bleecker street station. trains should be making stops a krording to the mta. that's the latest. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. lauren, thank you. it's 6:47 about now. pope fran is issued a long awaited document explaining his views on modern family life. the 200-page document does not change church doctrine, but the pope says the church should be less judgmental towards those who fail to live up to rules on marriage. he suggests local bishops and priests use their conscience and not necessarily a strict set of rules to help divorced catholics seeking guidance. we're learning more about reports of bedbugs on the campus of brooklyn college. the school says pest control experts inspected and treated two areas where bedbugs were reported. the pests were likely stray
from outside sources. a judge yesterday threw out a lawsuit aimed to block the construction of pier 55. a civil group argued that the 2.5 acre project failed to meet environmental and legal standards. pier 55 promises to offer rolling waterfront hills and an amphitheater. meltdown on the green. see what happens when a golfer runs into some serious trouble. don't forget. follow us on facebook, twitter and instagram. michaelg4ny michaelg4ny. darlene4ny. you're watching "today in new york." in new york state, we believe tomorrow starts today. all across the state, the economy is growing, with creative new business incentives, the lowest taxes in decades, and new infrastructure for a new generation attracting the talent and
welcome back. 6:51. looking at sometimes square. 45 degrees on a friday morning. at the masters, defending champion jordan spieth at the top of the leaderboard. >> it was a rough day for one of his hall of fame competitors. >> this was again at 1. >> ernie els on the first hole. he finally sank that putt.
so in doing so, he set an unwanted masters record for hitting a 9 on that hole. he's tied for 80th place. >> ouch, huh. rough. . >> i wouldn't know personally. but i would think so. the "today" show is coming up in a few minutes. we'll check in with matt and savannah. see what's ahead. >> remind me of the miniature golf in tucson, arizona. >> you know what we call that, the yips. that's what you call it. you get the yips and there's no way that ball is going in that little hole. >> i remember charles barkley talking about having that problem. couldn't get past it. >> it's nice because nobody sees it and it won't be played over and over again for the rest of history. >> good morning, guys. coming up on the show, we'll go one-on-one with the presidential candidates, bernie sanders will be taking questions from voters on the plaza. >> we caught up with hillary clinton on the campaign trail up in the bronx.
sanders' attacks on her qualifications to be president. michelle obama is on a mission to promote healthy living. they talked also about life in and after the white housement. >> those stores is and jake gyllenhaal and don cheadle in studio 1a. we'll see you in a few minutes. hope you have a great weekend. >> thanks guys. >> bye bye. up next, chris will tell us about your chances maybe nor weekend snow. >> you're watching "today in new york." we'll be right back. [ grinding metal ]
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now to the breaking news in the east village. a man slashed on a subway platform. >> tracie strahan is at the bleecker street station. tracie? >> reporter: michael and darlene, still a heavy police presence here in the area as they look for the attacker that slashed that man just before 3:30 this morning. it all happened on the 6 train platform early this morning at the bleecker street station. we're told that male victim suffered slash wounds to his neck and face while on the platform. that suspect then fled in an unknown direction. we can tell you that the victim is recovering at bellevue hospital. he was listed in stable condition. as for a description on the suspect, they still haven't released that. back to you. >> tracie, thanks very much. there's been an arrest in another subway attack. a 15-year-old girl facing charges for allegedly stabbing a
bedford-stuyvesant wednesday. the victim expected to be okay. a man dead following a house fire in suffolk county. investigators tell us the flames started in the basement of the bay shore home around 10:00 last night. 62-year-old curly tutt was killed. several others and children who live in the home were able to escape. no word on what may have sparked that fire. new jersey transit warning riders about possible delays this weekend. amtrak is doing maintenance work on the tracks between secaucus and newark penn station. so the trains could run about 15 minutes late. >> all right. but today the mets hold their home opener at citi field. >> "today in new york's" kat is already there with the most loyal fans. kat? >> reporter: yeah, darlene and michael. we're ready to ail gait. just us and two security guards at this empty parking lot. you know this will be packed a little later on for the home opener this afternoon. we did see the team working out in between raindrops. a lot of raindrops, in fact. they will take on the philadelphia phillies this
there's also some off the field drama. pitcher jacob degrom is scheduled to start today. his wife who is in florida is overdue with their first baby, a boy. he's ready to go at a moment's notice. cologne would step in if needed. in a pregame ceremony, the national league flag will be raised. here at citi field, you'll also see a military flyover and darlene and michael, i think you heard david wright say earlier, once that baby boy is born, have a mets scout sign him as soon as possible. get him an agent. back to you. >> so kat, have you staked out your spot? do you have the table and the grill in the car with you? >> we have the hats, we're ready to go. you might need a parka. tailgating with the security guards working overtime. >> kat, fantastic. that's great.
79 mile an hour fastball. not bad for professional television reporter. >> she needs to wear that hat every day. we have problems at the lincoln tunnel. they've cleared. we have new ones unfortunately. a live look out there. a 40-minute wait into the lincoln tunnel. there's a disabled vehicle in the south tube blocking a lane. this is a spot to avoid. head over to the george washington bridge. delays 15 minutes at the holland. 30 minutes. we still have an overturned vehicle at the garden state parkway. if you're getting on the trains, delays downtown on the f and 6 trains by passing bleecker street. all right. check in with chris. chris, we're counting down the hours. >> looks great for the opener. snow potential tomorrow. doesn't look impressive. city, coastal areas, mainly wet. any accumulation on the grassy areas, primarily west and southwest. locally 2 inches would be pushing in. i think a coating to slushy on the grass. colder surfaces. roads stay wet through tomorrow,
couple of icy patches here or there as temperatures drop below freezing. freeze watches in effect tomorrow night. clouds and sun mix. low 50s cold tonight in 30s. the "today" show is coming up next. that's what's happening "today in new york." good morning. new york state of mind. candidates from both parties turn their full attention to the empire state, as the battle for its all-important delegates rages on. this morning, our interview with hillary clinton, as she opens up about charges she's not qualified to be president, party in-fighter and the e-mail investigation. >> at some point between now and the election, and they say this, they say this, that they will get to see hillary clinton in handcuffs. >> oh, my goodness.