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local endorsement. the mta one step closer to getting rid of metro cards. "today in new york" starts now. good morning. 5:00 a.m. on this wednesday, april 13th. i'm michael gargiulo. i'm darlene rodriguez. chris is off this morning. storm team 4's raphael miranda is here with the forecast. raphi, good morning. >> good morning, guys. finally got a rain-freo morning for the past two unsettled days. no rain to speak of. nice and dry on storm tracker. quiet conditions around the region. this is the beginning of an extended stretch of dry weather. it's also chilly, though. you do need to grab the jackets. we're down to 41 degrees right now in the city. back up to 53 by lunch. temperatures on the cool sidi but pleasantly cool. a great spring day ahead. look at all the sunshine to enjoy. sun incompetent through the evening commute. good weather means a good commute, lauren scala. >> right now we're okay. we had an accident on the southern state parkway eastbound by peninsula boulevard that has cleared.
bridge where things are moving nicely here. no issues north of the city. if you're headed out the door, you should be fine. on the subways, we have delays out there on downtown 2 trains. otherwise, overnight track work, fastrack is wrapped up. more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. lauren, thank you very much. tens of thousands of workers going to walk off the job fter a bitter dispute. >> more on the strike. michael, it proe ses to indeed. they're going to walk off the job in an iour. they promise to rally here on 36th street. corporate verizon is ved i for a strike as well. they're having a plan in place. verizon says their dedication is to the customers. official claims, they say they haven't heard from union leaders and willing to submit to mediation or even extend a strike deadline. ey say that's why they
training nonunion employees to replace those planning to walk off the job and necessity plan to plug those employees into several different departments. nearly 40,000 verizon workers have been without a contract since august, however. they're looking for things like improving pension benefits and providing job security for workers at call centers by preventing the outsourcing of jobs to other locations. >> i have three boys. my two younger ones, especially the youngest, they depend on me. i'm divorced. so it's very worrisome. wef will stand up for good jobs. >> reporter: that clip was from a website that's been set up by workers called stand up to verizon. again, they plan to walk off the job come 6:00 this morning. michael, already, we've seen the nypd strting to gather around this street. the word must have gotten out that a strike is coming. they're moving the media away
we'll bring you who in the next half hour. >> a brooklyn community is on edge following a frightening incident involving a young girl on her way to school. "today in new york's" katherine creag is in east new york with the story. kat? >> reporter: darlene, we talked with a worker at a deli who ran out of the store when he heard the girl's cries. he knows the child and her brother but doesn't know this man. the man in this wanted poster. according to police, they want to talk with him. we want to show you video from one of the homes out here. surveillmece video of the spectacular. lice accuse that man ofs exposing himself to an 11-year-old girl and also grabbing her. to witnesses, it appeared he was ready to take off with her. she screamed and she fought back. this happened around 8:30 in the morning at elton and pit kin avenue. the little girl and her 12-year-old brother were walking to school. eventually, the attacker ran away and people in the area began running toward the girl, including that deli worker who spd oke to us.
>> it was like, the guy he touched m sister . see a crowd of people. the father runs out in the stre,t. >> he mentioned the dad of the children, the father was in his boxers, we're told running out of his home as soon as he could moments after finding out what happened to his little girl. we did talk to that dad. he's going to try and rearrange his work schedule to at least walk with his children in the morning to their school and those children's school it's only just wi few blocks away. back to you, darlene. >> katherine creag, thank you. > in new jersey, commuters have better parking hopefully at secaucus junction in their future. two parking lots are planned in the empty space near the train station. this would add more than 4,000 parking spots in the area. secaucus junction is like a 20-minute ridedinto manhattan. a key hmoring for that project th
the mta is getting ready to make the metro cards a thing of the past. just last week, you might remembtr we saw hillary clinton swipe five times to get on to the subway. now they're looking forbids for a system to tap a card on to a reader. they hope to phase out the card by 2020. >> i never liked the metro. i'm going to say it. i was hillary many times. >> here we go. >> the people behind you got so mad. i'm sorry. >> they're yelling at you. it's your own family. >>t they need to go. >> i agree. >> we'll see what's ounext. no rain this morning. we've had rain the past couple of mornings. we have cold air alerts in effect. a frost advisory down the jersey shore. not in the city. the suburbs outside of town, the cold temperatures on this wednesday morning. we're down below freezing now.
newburgh and sussex, the jack rets et cetera are needed. your school day forecast shows temperatures gradually warming up throughout the day. back to the 50s by recess. after school is when it'sa nice and comfortable. winds relatively light. look at all the sunshine. straight through morning, bright through the afternoon. high pressure day ahead. we'll look at the seven-day forecast in just a few. lauren scala is here with the commute. >> thanks, raphi. good morning. on the bures, we have a couple of detours in the city. the ones listed here. njei transit, decamp, doing fine this morning. we have delays on the roads. southbound on 95 by mamaroneck avenue, roadwork that blocks the lane. otd herwise the roads are moving nicely. alternat. side of the street parking rules in effe th today. the next weather and traffic update on the 4s. lauren, thank you very much.
happening today, a judge in tbrooklyn is holding a hearing on the conviction of former officer peter liang. in february, liang was found guilty of the 2014 accidental shooting death of akai gurley. they want the conviction thrown out. they say a juror, michael vargas, did not reveal his father's prison record when he was asked in court during jury selection. >> you think the judge will throw out this case? >> i think there is an extremely strong argument for it. i think this is a huge concern for the prosecution and for actually the quest for justice. >> he's to be sentenced morrow. brooklyn's d.a. recommended probation and six months of house arrest. right now, police in queens are warning residents to be on alert for a bold burglar. the burglar struck at least 16 tiismes since january using a rear window or door to get into homes. most of the burglaries were in the glenn oaks section. the thief typically takes jewelry and electronics. just six days to go until new york's big presidential primary.
major endorsement this morning. it's the daily news. picking her over senator bernie sanders. the ditorial board says it prefers her plan to help struggling families. at noon today, clinton may address that issue. that's when she's going to speak to the reverend al sharpton's national action network. as for senator sanders, he'll address that group on friday. preparations are under way in greenwich village for the senator's rally, it will be tonight in washington square park. thousands of people expected to get there and to see him and some special guests. that will include performances by vampire weekend and grizzly bear. yesterday, sanders hammered away clinton's reco . >> in the last ffiing rort of her super pac, she reported 25 million from special interests, including $15 million from wall street. >> sanders claims he has a
eventual republican challenger. donald trump continues tor lash out at the republican party and the nomination process. >> this was a dirty trip. these are dirty tricksters. this is a dirty trick. >> the gop chairman says the rules have been the rules for at least a year. it's the candidates' responsibility to understand them. trump is in pennsylvania today along with governor john kasich. senator ted cruz will be in new york tonight for a televised town hall. house speaker paul ryan insists he does not want the republican presidential nomination. yesterday he said the gop must pick from the candidates who are currently running. there's been speculation that the party could turn to ryan as a candidate if there is a contested convention this summer. count on news 4 for complete coverage of the new york primary contest. voters at the polls tuesday, ap anril 19th. you can get the latest on the candidates at nbcnewyork.com. happening today in westchesg r county, a former
to attempted murder is expected to be sentenced. prosecutors say in april of 2014, brendan crow anyone was off duty and drunk when he fired 14 shots at a car stopped at a red light in pepham. joseph if he lease was shot six times but he survived. cronin drove off but now he faces the possibility of nine years behind bars. two stony brook university basketball players facing felony charges. the two are accused of breaking into a fellow student's car and stealing $5,000. they're facing grand larceny charges. a student disciplinary hearing will be held later this week. in new jersey, police say the man who was worng on the roof of a building in key port when this devastating fire erupted did not have permits for the job. he's charged with working without a permit, working without a license and driving without a license. he's not charged in connection with a fire.
for injuries at the hospital and released released. parents will be demanding answers today on possibly ineffective teachers being put back into new york city classrooms. the parents, along with the education advocacy group, students first ny, going to have a rally at 10:30 this morning. they want information on the absent teach reserve pool. is is the group from which substitute teachers are chosen. many in that group ended up there because of performance issues or downsizing. in the cnbc money report, td bank is pulling all coin counting machines from locations. this is after they suggest the machines weren't returning accurate counts on deposited coins. some were miscalculated by nearly $50. the machines will be returned when they're satisfied with the performance requirements. facebook is rolling out new features, including an easier
instead of creating a user name orhris password, you can sign up for an app with just a phone number or e-mail address. it's meant to eliminate the hassle of remembering passwords for different services. isn't that a a problem? >> yes. >> sometimes you have to change it up a little bit and then i'm confused. >> i did a story once with a guy who worked wit the cia. he said the most you can remember is six passwords. most people have 26 passwords they have to remember. >> couldn't get in the studio today. still ahead, the new proposal to stop texting behv the wheel. should police officers be allowed to scan your phone? then later, space, the final frontier, we'll tell you about an ambitious new plan to see if there really is life in other solar systems. we're going to have weather and traffic on the 4s coming up. this is a look at the new jersey turnpike by newark liberty airport.
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end of her first term. a real plan to create new jobs and industries of the future. hillary clinton. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. good morning. everyone. chilly on this wednesday mo 1rning. temperatures have taken a bit of a dive. in the 30 ez a and even 20s in spots. it is nice and dry. not deal with any rain. umbrella-free weesday. let's look at the temperatures. 41 outside.
beneath the jackets, you can -- winds are mainly light today. this is the temperature story. in the 40s through the mo.hing. by lunchtime, back to the mid-50s. at's when you can probably lose a layer or two. it stays comfortable by the afternoon. temperatures still in the mid-50s by the evening commute. sunshine through the morning and into the evening. it will be a beautiful blue sky day. looking ahead to friday, the good weather continues towards the end of the week. a little bit on the cool side, especially along the coast. as we head inland, we warm up day bo day. we're watching out for a high fire danger towards the end of the week. it will be breezy, very dry conditions. low humidity. that's not a great combination. as we head into the weekend, we'll keep an eye on a warming trend, especially away from the water. temperatures back into the 70s. if you want to make plans outside for sure. here's a look at future tracker. 8:00 this morning, nice and quiet for the commute. no weather headaches through lunchtime.
6:00. commete home. more of the same tomorrow. high pressure day after day. we're storm-free for the time being. it's been quite a while since we could say that. 57 for a high today. after a chilly start, lots of sun and a comfortable afternoon ahodead. overnight, down to 41 for a low. mostly clear. maybe a few clouds. we could see spots near freezing again north and west of town. probably warmer night by night. seven-day forecast shows a beautiful stretch. like california weather. 61 tomorrow. 62 on friday. again, heading into the weekend, looking forward to warmer temperatures. sunday is the day we're in the 70s. monday, a warm wave. 75 degrees. all right. your forecast is looking warmer and warmer. lauren scala a look at the commute. >> good morning everyone. ma let's head to westchester county with an accident northbound on the taconic. this is before you get to pleasantville road. iter's not causing a delay.
the sawmill is shut down in both directions by route 120 and marble avenue. that's the ongoing construction through june. the rest of the roads look g od. thuhlngs moving nicely in both directions on the span as well as on the bqe. on route 3 in east rutherford, smooth sailing as well. new jersey in great shape so far th t morning. if you're getting on the subways because of signal problems, we have delays out there on downtown 2 trains. otherwise, the rails look pretty good. more weather and traffic on the 4s. police are searching for an attempted rape subject in the bronx. the victim spoke exclusively to marc santia. the 47-year-old woman does not want to be identified. surveillance video shows her walking near the corner of webb avenue and eems place. she says he grabbed her, pulled her pants down.
the face with her cell phone. >> my pants is down. i don't know who is this. i put a phone in the face. >> you hit him in the face? >> yeah. >> the cameras got a good look at the suspect at a nearby restaurant. the woman is still shaken. she refuses to leave her home after dark. police in long island are still investigating a crash that claimed the life of a young mother. she was walking with her dog when a car jumped the curb and killed them both. brunetti had just dropped off her 5-year-old son at a bus stop. she was steps from her front door when it happened. no word what caused the 50-year-old driver to lose control of the car. no charges, though, have been filed at this time. it's 5:19. a special criminal court that handles cases involving military vet ans erans is open in manhattan. it's to help veterans get
commit crimes. there are more than 2 dozen courts throughout new york state, including in the bronx, brooklyn and queens. happening today, some local students will be showing off inventions at the white house. here's video from last year. today a three-member team from baruch college campus will be there. they're going to show off a robot designed to clean debris off subway tracks. a teen will show the president an inadexpensive test to test for the ebola virus. >> great kids. a breakfast recall. what you need to know before you eat this morning. bridging the gap. could long island drivers soon have a direct link to westchester county? another roidge. you're watching "today in new
they're one of the wall street banks that triggered the financial meltdown -- goldman sachs. just settled with authorities for their part in the crisis that put seven million out of work and millions out of their homes. how does wall street get away with it? millions in campaign contributions and speaking fees. our economy wohas for wall street because it's riggedt by wall street. and that's the problem. as
long as washington is bought and paid for, we can't build an economy that works for people. sanders: i'm bernie sanders,
welcome back. 5:23. it is wednesday -- is it wednesday morning? >> it is wednesday morning. >> yes, it
is. halfway through the week. happening today, the 15th tribeca film festival kicks off with a documentary called the first monday in may. >> this is an inside look at the annual met kos costume gala. another documentary that follows the lives of four asian rappers hoping to make it in mainstream
it shows the struggles and triumphs of those trying to break into a world where they're often treated as outsiders. >> i want people to come out of itat relating with those themes, relating with that theme. rooting for the characters to become part of that thing that they love so much. >> documentary premieres this an saturday at the bow tie cinemas in chelsea. fo$3r everything to know about the festival from the previews to ticket information, head to nbcnewyove.com. one of the rappers has -- lyrics. >> it looks like a gooud film. >> it's an interesting film. it's all about their struggle to be accepted in the wider culture of the rap world. >> love to see it. meanwhile, i'd love to see 75. >> you will. eventually. >> not today. >> you'll see 57. flop the numbers.
>> 57, that's your high later on today. lots of sunshine. everyone gets t enjoy that. 55 for a high in bethpage. no rain and it's chilly right now. we're warming up to a cool day. 54 down the shore in long branch. up to u the high in brewster. dress for cool temperatures and bring the shades for the sun. 52 degrees the first pitch for the marlins. taking on the mets, hoping for better results there. overnight tonight, down to 41 afor a low in the city. 37 east chester. a chilly night but a quiet night. winds out of the north at 10 miles per hour. we start to -- the seven-day forecast and the 75 for you darlene the next few days. >> nice, raphi, thank you. what's going on, lauren? >> not too much. we have a new problem on the roads in new jersey. in the brick area. heading southbound on the garth enbl state parkway, an overturned vehicle. not causing a huge delay yet. a live look at the alexander hamilton bridge. things are moving along nicely
eastbound as well. not a bad ride so far. lauren, thanks. it's 5:25. an ambitious plan has been announced to launch an exploration outside of our solar system. the project is backed by russian internet investor yuri milner with the support of steven hawking. the plan calls for sending thousands of tiny spacecraft through the alpha senn taur i space system. it will be propelled by earth- ased lasers. milner says iivt will take the spacecraft 20 years to reach alpha century and send information back to earth. our earthbound commut t what nj twansit is saying about their new surveillance program. the rangers kick off their playoff push tonight. they could be missing a key part of the team. if you're about to head out the door, keep watching "today in new york." download the app on yr mobile device right now.
the new plan to stop texting behind the wheel. good morning everyone. wednesday morning. it is april 13th. i'm darlene rodriguez. i'm michael gargiulo. chris has the morning off. storm team 4's raphael miranda is here with the forecast. raphi, along the way somewhere. >> we're headed in the right direction. we are. we have a nice quiet start out there. it is chilly. that's the one thing as soon as you step outside. rain-free. nothing on -- temperatures in the low 40s. jacket weather especially north and west of town. the crystal clear skies. 41 degrees. temperatures back to the 50s later on today. still below average. we should be in the low 60s this time of year. i think we'll take all of this sunshine from lunchtime through the afternoon. a pleasantly cool day. we can use that word warm over the next few days. now lauren scala has a look at your commute. hey, lauren. >> good morning. we have delays out there for connecticut commuters. eve been having this
bridgeport area. it's jammed up there. between exits 29 and 32, you do have a lane or two blocked. expect a slow ride through here. the garden state parkway, watch out for an overturned vehicle before exit 90. that one is in the right lane. not causing too much of a problem. we'll have more weather and traffic on the 4s. >> thanks, lauren. 5:31 on this wednesday morning. in a half hour, tens of thousands of verizon workers will go on strike. "today in new york's" tracie strahan is in midtown where some workers have already started to gather. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: darlene, good morning to you. it's pretty clear that the workers are making good on their promise to strike. i'm here with a field technician from verizon. you say we're going to be here no matter what today. you guys are making good on the promise. tell everybody exactly what verizon workers are striking about. >> we're striking for a fair account. the company wants to outsource our work to other countries. we believe there's enough work
people in the union now. they want to -- they want to move me to virginia within a day's notice. they want me to pay more into my medical benefits. they want me to give back. >> you work 129th street uptown. you told me that. this will impact you directly in having to move. the company argues they're offering more 401k and a wage increase >> they are offering a wage increase. but they want us to give back other things. they want us to take a no layoff clause out of our contract. want us to give back medical benefits, give back on tuition for me and my family. >> it could be a big impact for sure. >> yes. >> dave, how long are you willing to strike and be off of the job? >> as long as it takes to get a fair and equitable contract. >> all right. dave doran, thanks for joining us. he's one of several people
street. i spoke to a union steward. there are two unions participating in this. i asked them, how many people are you expecting out here today? he said, there better be 2,000. i can tell you the nypd plans to set up barricades blocking off a lane of traffic because they're overwhelmed with how many people are already out here. back to you. >> all right, tracie strahan, thank you. right now, police are trying to find a brooklyn boxer and actor who is accused of knocking out his girlfriend. josh luteran punched his 38-year-old girlfriend in the head at their bedford-stuyvesant home yesterday morning at 1:00. the two were fighting over money at the time. luteran had fled by the time they got there. his girlfriend is in a medically induced coma. an update on the fatal stabbing that was breaking news yesterday on "today in new york." police charged gustavo rodriguez with murder. he's accused of killing a 22-year-old.
into an argument at third avenue and east 94th street. police have not said what they believe started that dispute. nj transit is defending its use of audio and video surveillance on trains. it's currently in use on the river line between trenton and camden. the railroad plans to use it on light rail trains in newark and hudson county. nj transit says it's using whatever tools at its disposal to keep passengers safe. civil liberties groups are questioning whether the surveillance is an invasion of privacy. uber threatening to stop serving riders anywhere in newark. the app-based service insists it's not going to pay the airport and licensing fees proposed by city officials. uber says newark wants to saddle its drivers with costst that are higher than those paid by taxi drivers. the tab cabbies tell nj.com that's not so. mayor ras baraka says they should pay its fair share of fees.
check of weather and traffic on the 4s. raphael miranda in for chris. >> for the first time this week we can leave the umbrellas at home. yesterday was so mild yesterday at this time. we have cold air alerts in effect. freeze warnings, temperatures below freezing. all these counties shaded in purple. that's where you need to protect plants that can't take that. frost advisories in effect down the jersey shore. this is why. temperatures in the 20s now in monticello. 28 degrees. below freezing from poughkeepsie, newburgh towards northwest new jersey. 32 in white plains and it's a jacket morning in bridgeport also with temperatures around freezing at this hour. we do gradually warm up throughout the day. back to the 50s by lunchtime. it's a beautiful afternoon. a sweater will do. lots of sunshine throughout the day. this is the coldest day of the next seven. a look at the forecast and the warming trend in a few. lauren scala is here with the commute. hey, lauren. raphael, good morning.
it's the b 36, 38 and 68 and m 9 and m 14a. if you're getting on the subways, we have delays on downtown 1 and 2 trains because of signal problems. major commuter lines are doing fine. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you very much. the hunt is on for a man who attacked and flashed a young girl at she was on her way to school. "today in new york's" katherine creag is in east new york with the story. kat, parents and guardians understandably concerned about this. >> absolutely, mario cuomo al. this specific neighborhood, we talked with that deli worker we mentioned. >> reporter: other people in the neighborhood know in children, they know that little girl who was grabbed and nearly attacked and taken away. they don't know who the man is. this is the man the police want to find. this poster, wanted poster, all over this neighborhood. here are more images of that suspect.
to an 11-year-old girl and grabbing her. to witnesses, it looked like he was ready to take off with her. the little girl screamed and she fought back. this happened at the corner of elton street and pit kin avenue. the little girl and her 12-year-old brother were walk to go school. a deli worker said he's seen the suspect's image everywhere. >> i don't know. everybody posted it on the news. i'm just like, can't -- >> reporter: here's another look at that suspect's picture. police want to get those images out there with the hope, michael, that someone recognizes him. it's also important to know that extra police patrols are expected around this neighborhood. we have seen a couple of patrol cars passing by us here. 5:37 right now. we're counting down to tuesday's presidential primary here in new york. hillary clinton is picking up major backing. the daily news is giving her a
the newspaper's editorial board favors her plan to help working and middle class americans. the newspaper says sanders' economic goals are too hard to achieve. preparations are under way in greenwich village for senator sanders planned rally. celebrities and some alternative rock groups will join sanders tonight. he insists he's better suited to beat any republican challenger. >> in general election poll matchups, we are beating trump by 20 points. >> sanders was upstate yesterday where he criticized hillary clinton saying she takes contributions from wall street super pac. donald trump is continuing to speak out against the republican nominating process and his loss of delegates in colorado to senator ted cruz. >> because the republican party in colorado wanted cruz. >> maybe they wanted somebody other than trump.
why would they want him? >> that was during the cnn town hall that featured trump and his family. he'll hit the road today and be at western pennsylvania. meanwhile, governor john kasich is in maryland. ted cruz is coming to new york after his own stop in pennsylvania. ted cruz can appear on new jersey's primary ballot coming up in june, the primary there. this is the ruling of a judge. the judge leaving the final decision up to the state's lieutenant governor. judge rejected challenges to cruz's eligibility to serve as president because he was important in canada. instead, he's a natural born citizen. coming up on the "today" show, a closer look at the trump family opening up during the campaign and that all starts at 7:00 a.m. connecticut governor dannel malloy released a new budget proposal designed to close the $900 million budget gap the state is facing. it would require nonunion state employees and elected officials
it cuts spending and calls for more job cuts as well. more than 100 state employees were already laid off just this week. police in new york may soon be equipped with a device that can determine if a driver in a crash was texting behind the wheel. the bill would allow police to use a text lieser device to kpt phone at the accident site. it was prompted by the death of a 19-year-old man. he was the passenger in a crash. the driver allegedly using a cell phone while behind the wheel. governor como e cuomo wants to build a bridge. the governor said a possible new bridge would be about 12 miles, about half the distance of the chesapeake bay bridge seen here. it would save drivers hours of wasted time sitting in traffic. happening today, the nhl playoffs begin.
quest once again for the stanley cup. rangers taking in a practice at their facility in greenberg. they'll take on the penguins in pittsburgh tonight. ryan mcdonagh made a brief appearance at practice. of course, the coach said he'll miss at least one game and possibly more. he's got a hand injury. hope he gets back soon. the networks of nbc are your home for the stanley cup playoffs. you can catch the rangers game tonight on usa starting at 8:00 p.m. then head to nbcnewyork.com to see the full playoff schedule and where to watch the games. good luck to the rangers. >> for sure. 5:41. coming up next, a consumer alert. a recall involving a breakfast item. then it was a fiery scare at a car wash. we'll tell you what sparked these major flames. weather and traffic on the 4s is coming up. you're watching "today in new
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flags not waving around as much. it is a nice dry start. we had that rain yesterday morning. kind of a messy commute. none of that today. we have mostly clear skies. winds are generally out of the north. not too bad. here's what we can expect throughout the rest of the morning. chilly to start. we're expecting lots of sunshine. temperatures gradually rising into the 50s. by lunchtime, the chill starts to fade away. plenty of sunshine. that's always a good thing. >> a few stray clouds. high pressure keeping us high and dry. it's 41 in astoria. 31 in armonk. northern westchester county, you see the subfreezing temperatures and the same story goes in poughkeepsie, newburgh and monticello. those are the cold spots this morning. really all around the region, you need the jackets as you step outside. 41 in the city. mostly clear skies taking you through the rest of the day. temperatures heading in the
40s around 8:00 a.m. by lunch, lose the heavy jacket. 54 degrees. coasting in the mid-50s through the evening commute. check out the sun. all day long, mostly sunny skies. a few passing clouds. that is a nice change from what we've had the past few days. another nice change. finally seeing above average temperatures. now, it's been a cold start to the month so far. it's been trending about 3 degrees below average. the average high temperature in the low 60s. this is starting tomorrow. just about where we should be. we jump to above average. something we haven't seen in quite some time. well above average. maybe by 10 to 15 degrees. as we head to sunday and monday, 70s finally back. storm tracker, not much going on. high pressure stays with us through the morning commute into the evening commute. not much change there. this is the beginning of a beautiful trend. you can see the seven-day forecast. loads of sun into the weekend. temperatures rising day by day. even on monday.
a little bit of a cooldown on tuesday. still warm with a high of 68 degrees. let's see how the roads are cooking up right now. lauren scala has a look at that. >> good morning. we have a road cloefsh you are right now on the garden state parkway. southbound, all lanes shut down before exit 39 with this overturned vehicle. a spot to avoid. could be there for a while. sounds like there will be an investigation involved. a live look outside at better nuchlts here's the cross bronx expressway. it's a little jammed up. that just happens. they're clearing construction westbound by the bronx river parkway. that should ease out relatively soon. the belt parkway now, it's smooth sailing out there. things moving along nicely at the moment. you are in for a nice ride. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect today. the next weather and traffic update on the 4s. lauren, 5:47. a new survey on sexual violence at the university of connecticut says most students feel safe.
they feel safe on campus, 82% say. 5% say they were sexually assaulted. more than a quarter say they were unable to give consent because they were incapacitated. they will fight to prevent the comedian's own words from being used against him. they want a judge to reseal testimony that was given two years ago about having extramarital affairs and buying quaaludes. details about that testimony only became public last year. cosby's lawyers don't want it used as evidence in the sexual assault and defamation cases that cosby is facing. the so-called affluence ter influenza teen -- affluenza teen will be in court. he was responsible for the drunk driving -- he fled to mexico with his mother. today a judge could order him to serve up to 120 days behind bars
a car wash owner in dallas says this video is a lesson on what you should not do. a vacuum exploded in flames because a driver tried to suck up spilled gasoline from the drunk trunk. then another no no. he tried to put it out with water. he's lucky the electricity was off. he could have been electrocuted and lucky no one was hurt. a new york-based company is recalling 400 pounds of bacon and sausages. the products contain breadcrumbs with milk, soy and wheat. they're all known allergens. they're not listed on the product labels. the recall includes hot italian sausages and breakfast sausages and others. a fight against mosquitoes. it's offering help to homeowners with pools. the products contain bacteria
larval state. for those with ornamental ponds, they're giving away fish that eat mosquito eggs. you have to place your order by friday. several 00 new york city public students have the hottest ticket in town. >> they'll spend their day at a performance of hamilton. tickets are impossible to come by. but they were made available to the students for $10. this is all thanks to a $1.4 million grant from the rockefeller foundation. not only did the students get to see the show, they'll meet with members of the cast and perform some songs for them that they created in their own classrooms. usually like a math, science student. i'm not much of an english student. but this creative piece brought my writing skills out. >> there you go. that's why 1300 students will be attending the performance. the that rockefeller foundation grant will help as many as
the show. it's exciting because it's a great show and excitement about history and excitement about broadway. >> sure. you can see these kids have studied the topics, done the research and they're so involved. >> there we go. >> good for them. >> become a high school student to get in on this. >> they're way ahead of us already, though. it's 5:50. we'll show you the newest official landmark. follow us on facebook, twitter an instagram. darlene4ny. michaelg4ny. you're watching "today in new york." thousands of blue tags. thousands of low prices.
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welcome back. look at the tappan zee bridge. looks pretty. the one coming up next to it looks pretty too. 41 degrees right now. we're getting a look at prince william and duchess kate gone wild. >> they went on a safari in india. this is the northeastern part of that country. they took a ride through a national park there. the goal was to draw attention to endangered animal species. you always think that safaris, you think of south africa. it's interesting to do it in india. >> those of us in new york don't realize there are animals in a lot of other places. >> besides the zoo. like pennsylvania. rhode island. >> different kind of safari there. it's chilly.
tristates. we have temperatures in the 30s and the 20s. a look at storm tracker. no rain expected today. we're expects temperatures to rebound into the 50s. 57 the high in the city. a touch below average. we should be seeing 60s this time of year. this is still better than where we have been. a beautiful sunny day. not a lot to complain about. 54 the high down the shore in long branch. great weather for the mets taking on the marlins. 52 degrees at the first pitch. overnight, another chilly night. the low 40s. not as cold in the suburbs north and west of town. mostly clear and warming trend begins day by day. it's a slow trend. takes a while to get there. by the end of the weekend, i think you'll love it. we'll take a look at the seven-day forecast in a few. >> thanks, raphi. commute is going on. new problems on the roads. belt parkway, we have a new accident out there. this is eastbound as you approach the verrazano bridge. that does block a lane there. let's talk about the major commuter lines.
or close to schedule. we have a problem on the garden state parkway. the details in a few minutes. >> lauren, thank you so much. on the roads, the red light robin hood. he's in trouble again. steven ruth -- he cut the wires of several cameras and used a saw to chop down a camera pole. he's accused of causing damage. you remember in august of last year, he was accused of tampering with several red light cameras in suffolk county and recorded himself tilting the cameras up so they can't read the license plates. all right. pretty festive looking mugshot there as well. you'll be seeing that pepsi-co la sign for a long time to come. it was granted landmark status by a city commission yesterday. they recognized the sign as a part of the queen's water font. it's been there since 1940 when it stood atop a bottling plant. something you remember your whole life.
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york" starts now. i'm darlene rodriguez. i'm michael gargiulo. let's talk to raphael miranda. >> it will be nice and dry. it's chilly out there. you need the jackets as you head outside. no rain this morning. we just lost another degree. down to 40 in the city. north and west of town, temperatures in the 20s and 30s. temperatures rebound back to the 50s throughout the afternoon. it's chilly but dry. loads of sunshine with a high of 57 degrees. a look at the school day forecast in a few minutes. now lauren scala has a look at the commute. >> problems on the garleden state parkway. all lanes shut down after exit -- in the lake river township area. delays are building in the area.
there for quite a while. we have delays on the major deegan. a couple of accidents in this area in the past week or so. this accident on the northbound side of the road after exit 10.at blocks the left lane. you can see delays in both directions. more weather and traffic on t 4s. thank you, lauren. 6:00 a.m., happening now, thousands of verizon workers are walking off the job much the company and the union couldn't reach an agreement. the strike starts now. "today in new york's" tracie strahan is in midtown where employees are planning picket lines as we speak. trace, good morning. >> reporter: darlene, good rning to you. there's a strike in effect for nearly 40,000 workers. one of the largest strikes in the company's history. i'll step out of the way and try to show you what's going on. they're mobilizing. they have their bull horns. they have their signs as well. accusing verizon of corporate greed saying they're not for executive pay, they're more for the workers. we've been speaking to many of
two unions that have agreed to go on strike. they are field technicians, people that work overnight who actually stop their projects right in the med middle of them to be on board wh this. verizon officials say now that the stke is under way, they have a plan in place. they will be replacing all the people you see on the picket line with nonunion workers. plugging them into the call centers. to be field technicians as well. these are workers that say they're looking for things like improving pension benefits and providing job security workers instead of having their jobs locations. they're frustrated with everything going on since they have been without a contract since august. negotiations stalled at one point. they said they tried to extend the strike deadlineedr end the strike altogether. as we bring you back live now, i want to show you all of the cars behind us.
the nypd had to call in reinforcements to get the crowd you see under control. darlene, they weren't expecting this many people to be a part of it. now that the strike is anyway for the 40,000 verizon workers, they're expecting more people to come out throughout the morning. back to you. >> tracie strahan, thank you. right now, police are trying to o find two men in a home invasion in harlem. the two men wearing masks x broke in at 3:00 a.m. this morning. they later fled down a fire escape. nobody was hurt. it's not clear whether anything was stolen. if you have any information, give police a call. police are searching for three men in a violent robbery over sneakers. the three suspects in this surveillance video knocked a 15-year-old boy unconscious by throwing him to the ground and took his air jordan sneakers. police ahe trying to track down a person wanted in
burglaries in queens. they say the burglars struck at least 16 times since january using a rear window or door to get into the home. most of the break-ins happened in the glenn oaks section. they're trying to identify a car in a surveillance photo near he scene of one of the burglaries. 6:04 reght now. time for a check of weather and traffic on the 4s. raphi, seems like the only thing we're missing is super nice warm temperatures. >> we're not getting that fiday. super chilly temperatures right now. freeze warnings and frost advisories in effect for our friends north and west and south of town. here in the city, temperatures well above freezing. we have subfreezing temperatures in the hudson valley and could e frost down the jersey shore. temper,turth have been dropping hour by hour. we're getting colder. 29 in poughkeepsie. 28 in newburgh. the below freezing line north of lolson county. 40 degrees in central park. still chilly for us.
out the door. the school day temperatures are on the rise. back to the 50s by recess. look at all the sun. right through the after-school activities. looking aofnd feeling great with temperatures back into the 50s. warmer weather is on the way. we'll look at the seven-day forecast. lar boen scala is looking at the commute. >> we have detours out there on the buses. today the ba36, b 38, b 69, m 9 and m 14a. expect delays and service changes on those. we'll take a live look outside at the roads. you can see route 3 a little bit backed up here. they just moved the camera. you can see the left side of your screen. there was police activity eastbound that cleared up. those delays should ease out relatively soon. on the roads -- excuse me, on the rails, we just showed you the roads. that includes subways and commuter lanes and you need to move your car today. alrnate side od the street parking rules are in effect. more weather and traffic on the 4lds. >> lauren, thank very much. the verdict in a deadly
overturned by a hearing in the -- peter liang was found guilty in the accidental shooting death of akai gurley. his attorney filed a motion for a new trial. michael vargas, a juror, he did not reveal that his father served time in prison during the jury selection. >> i think there's an extremely strong argument for t i think this is a huge issue for the prosecution and the quest for justice. >> liang is set to be sentenced tomorrow. the d.a. recommended probation at this point and six months of house woarrest. six days until new york's esidential primary and hillary clinton is picking up a major endorsement. >> the editorial board prefers her plan to help struggling -- she'll speak to the reverend al sharpton's action network. bernie sanders will address that
preparations are under way in greenwich village in washington square park. ousands are expected to see him and see special guests, including performances by vampire weekend and grizzly bear. yesterday, sanders hammered away at clinton's record. >> in the last filing report of her super pac, she reported $25 million from special interests, including $15 million from wall street. >> sanders also claimed he has a better chance of beating any republican challenger. donald trump continues to lash out at the republican party and the nomination process. >> this was a dirty trick. thctese are dirt trick sters. this is a dirty trick. i'll tell you why. >> the chairman of the gop says the rules have been the rules for at least a year. it's the candidate's responsibility to understand them, says reince priebus. trump is in pennsylvania along
then cruz will be here in new york for a televised town hall tonight while governor john kasich is in maryland. paul ryan is trying to put the rumors to rest about presidential ambitions. yesterday he said, quote, i do not want nor will i accept the republican nomination. speculation in washington, the gop may turn to ryan as a candidate if there's a contested convention. he insists the party must choose from the existing candidates. 6:08. new this morning, a cnbc money report, facebook gets an upgrade and google becomes your life coach. landon dowdy joins us with the details and more. landon, darlene and i agreed that we need life coaches. >> yes. >> let's pray it's not me. we're going to turn to someone else for that. first, let's talk about facebook. it's rolling out new features hincluding allowing new users to sign into apps with a p ne number or e-mail address as opposed to fill out a form.
down on the number of people who never go further than downloading an app and keeping them on facebook longer, of course. >> google wants you to fill up your free time. it's unveiling a new calendar tool allowing people to program aspirations for when they don't have work or meetingt scheduled. it will find gaps in your schedule for exercise. you can get exercise or me time. w lo or how often do you want to run and then it maps out a schedule. the goal can be marked completed ornd not which helps the program work out a better schedule over time. michael an darlene, we're on the early schedule. my me time would be sleep, sleem, sleep. >> i could see myself lying to google about why i can't make that. why i can't ds that. >> you know what i an? do i need another person like this in my life? thanks, landon. >> thank you, landon. 6:09 right now. comedian bill cosby's push to
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nearly 40,000 verizon workers just walord off the job. company promises the service will not be affected. the union say the strike could lead to prolongedva outages and customer service delays. police are searching for a man who grabbed a little girl and exposed himself in brooklyn.
walking to school on elton street yesterday morning. we'll have a live report at 6:30. the rock land healtht department wants to help you keep pesky mosquitoes away from your pool. you can pick up free mosquitoes dunks. that's while supplies last. new york-based mountain products is recalling more than 400 pounds of bacon and sausages. they contain breadcrumbs with milk, soy and wheat. all known allergens not listed on the product label. the meat was shipped in two stores in dutchess county. 6:14. time for weather. you can finally leave the umbrellas at home. we are rain-free on this wednesday. but you need the winter jacket. temperatures in the 20s and 30s. much colder than yesterday at this time. u can see in the weather headlines, we are sunny and dry r days. a good thing going over the next few. a warming trend in the works head sbo
up in westchester county. ill cold in places like armonk where it's just below freezing. the subfreezing temperatures in the hudson valley, poughkeepsie, newburgh in the 20s. 40 in central park. 38 in farmingdale. 26 degrees at this hour in westhampton. tridacking those temperatures in the low 40s right now. we're back to the mid-40s by 8:00 a.m. we are into the 50s. we have this to help us out. lots of sunshine throughout the day today. it does get more comfortable. it looks good. blue skies and light winds. just a little breezy at times. otherwise, a very pleasant, cool day ahead. speaking of pleasant weather as we head into the weekend, very nice. 64 on saturday. breezy and bright. we are enjoying 72 degrees on sunday. especially away from the coast. that's where you're going to feel the warmth. cooler by the coast. a great weekend to get outside. storm tracker, no rain on this wednesday morning. bright and crisp today.
down to 41. few passing clouds. that's about it. tomorrow as we head back to work on your thursday, sunny and seasonal. low 60s. ere we should be this time of eeyear. future tracker keeps us dry throughout the morning, even into the afternoon. the seven-day forecast, this is aju keeper guys. lots of sun through the weekend. temperatures responding very nicely to that sunshine. back to the mid-60s on saturday. 70s sunday and monday. just a little bit of a cooldown as we head into tuesday. all right. your seven-day is looking good. let's see how the commute is looking. lauren scala has a look at that. >> this is west 230th street. all lanes subject to closure northbound. southbound there's also some emergency vehicles blocking a lane. delays back into yonkers on the through way. keep that in mind. head over to the henry hudson or the bronx river parkway instead.
the jackie robinson parkway, an accident in the left lane. another overturned vehicwnle southbound on the garden state parkway. all lanes remain closed after exllit 91. this could turn into an investigation. this is certainly a spot it avoid. a live look outside at the cross bronx expressway where things are moving along nicely. earlier, it was pretty jammed up with construction. that has cleared. the delays have eased out. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect today. more weather and traffic on the s. thank you very much, lauren. long island family is mourning the death of a young mother struck by a car. east islip police say she was walk g with her child. brunetti had just dropped off her son at a bus stop and was steps from her front door. no word on what caused the driver to lose control of her car. no charges, though, have been filed at this time. happening now, police are
tried to rape a woman in the bronx. the victim is speaking out exclusively to news 4's marc santia. she does not want to be identified. surveillance video shows her walking near the corner of webb avenue in kings bridge on monday. her attacker in the red jacket behind her. he pulled her, pulledac- grabbed her, pulled her pants down and she smashed him in the face with r cell phone. >> my pants is down. i don't know who is this. i put the phone in the face. >> you hit him in the face? >> yes. >> the cameras got a good look at the suspect at a nearby restaurant. the woman who was attacked is still shaken and refuse toss leave her home after dark. lawyers for bill cosby will be back in court in philadelphia today. they want testimony revealed about having extramaritala affairs and buying quaaludes to give to woman.
prevent it from being used in the legal battles he's fighting with women who accuse him of sexual assault and defamation. > happening today, the so-called affluenza teen is heading to adult court. et3shan couch, he's now 19. he was originally sentenced to ten years probation for a drunk driving crash that killed four people in 2013. he ended up in jail after he fled to mexico with his mother. a judge could order couch to serve 120 days for violating his probation. happening today, president obama hosts his final white house science fair with local students showing off ideas. this is video from last year's event. a three-member team from baruch college will be there. they designed a robot to clean the debris off subway tracks. a greenwich connecticut team ll show the president her inexpensive test to detect the ebola virus. smart kids.
another ambitious plan a announced to launch exploration to the alpha centauri star system. it's backed by yuri milner with the support of stephen hawkings. the plan calls for launching thousands of tiny spacecraft into space and using earth-based lasers to propel them at 1/5 the speed of light. even at that speed, it will take 20 years for the spacecraft to complete their journey to another system. >> we'll see what we find. it's 6:20. up next, you're first look at the tribeca film festival. >> these are live pictures from chopper 4. these are verizon workers in livingston, new jersey. there's nearly 40,000 workers who began the strike about 20 minutes ago at 6:00 a.m. we're staying on top of the story and we'll have a live
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happening, today, the stars will be out to kick off the tribeca film festival. it's app inside look at the annual met costume gala. another film to watch for. bad rap. the documentary follows the lives of four asian american rappers and their dreams of making it in mainstream hip hop. it shows the struggles and triumphs of artists trying to break into a world where they're often seen as insiders. >> i want people to come out of it relating with those themes, that theme and rooting for the characters to become part of that thing that they love so much. >> the documentary appears saturday at the bow tie social
everything you need to know about the festival from film eviews to ticket ine rmation, head to nbcnewyork.com. sounds fascinoting. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. we'll check in with raphi. what's happening? >> we're switching umbrellas for the jackets. now we have 20s and 30s. feels more like winter out there. inon fact, it feels like 26 in white plains. 29 in poughkeepsie. in the city, chilly. the current windchill. later on today, a great day for baseball. marlins taking on the mets at 1:10. dress for cool and sunny conditions. you need the sunglasses. 52 degrees by the first pitch. we're warming up throughout the day and eventually, we get a high of 57 degrees in the city. winds are on the light side, 5 to 10 miles per ho pr. up to 56 in holbrook. 56 hamburg and mid-50s around the region today. that's the last time we see 50s for quite some time.
veral years. >> i wish. as long as it's above that. we don't have any problems on the rails. we'll start with the good news. the commuter checklist. metro-north, lirr, nj transit path and subways operating on or close to schedule ridc right now. a live look at the george washington bridge. had an unauthorized tractor-trailer on the inbound. stisill minor delays, 10 to 15 minutes tops. we do have big problems on the major deegan. up next, the veriztn strike is happening right now. tracie? >> reporter: nearly 40,000 employees have walked off the job and on to the picket lines here on west 36th street. i'm tracie strahan with a look at their demands and what the company is saying. >> reporte i'm katherine creag live in brooklyn where we'll tell you who this man is in this wanted poster and whats,olice
right now, live pictures here. thousands of verizon workers walked off on strike. will the walk-off affect your service? the disturbing attack that has brooklyn parents on edge and police stepping up patrols near a local school. the mta making a move to get rid of metro cards. "today in new york" starts now. good morning.
6:30 a.m. on this wednesday. it's april 13th. i'm michael gargiulo. i'm darlene rodriguez. let's check in with storm team 4's raphael miranda in for chris. good morning. >> good morning, guys. it is a dry morning out there. no more rain. that's all long gone. sunshine but chilly conditions. 40 degrees right now in the city. looking good on storm tracker. no rain to track. we are watching these temperatures. 40 right now. ba being to the 50s. today's high 57 degrees. e big difference from yesterday, no rain, hardly any clouds, lots of sun through the day and this is the beginning of
that we'll take a look at in the seven-day forecast. we'll look at lauren scala with the commute. hey, lauren. >> raphi, good mouning. two overturned vehicles out there that will closing two major roadways. the major deegan. all lanes shut down northbound by west 230th street. southbound, emergency vehicles arerelocking the left lane. they go back to exit 1 phst at this point in yonkers. northbound, back to the cross bronx expressway. this is the spot to avoid. it's on the tow and trying to get it off the roadway. on the garden state parkway, lanes shut down after exit 91 and another overturned vehicle. more weather and traffic on the 4s. happening right now, thousands of verizon workers are walking the picket lines. the strike began officially about a half hour ago. workers say they're not going to stop until they get what they want.
strahan is there in midtown where it all began. tracie, quite the crowd right now. >> reporter: michael, i would estimate about 300 people that grew really from nbthing to something since we arrived at 4:30 this morning. we'll step out of l e way and show you they've got the whistle, the b l horns and the fire to stay out here and not be on the job from communications workers to field technicians, call center workers. all of them saying they are ag caiitt what they call verizon's corporate greed. we'll show you video now of gosting into the crowd. they were getting fired up on the steps of the verizon building on west 36th street. they continue to say they're looking for things like improvements to their pension benefitsabnd job security trying to prevent outsourcing of jobs to other locations. as a matter of fact, we spoke to a man who has been out here since 5:00 this morning staying that his job could be in jeopardy of movpng tovirginia. take a listen. >> they want to eliminate a lot of what we have.
the northeast footprint. that goes from maine all the way to virginia. they want to send you for two months ap a time and not care what your family thinks. >> reporter: now, we are also hearing from verizon. now that the strike is under way with cao saying in part, unfortunately, union leaders have their own agenda rooted in the past and ignoring the digital realities calling a strike. benefits no one and brings us no closer to a resolution. that was from the chief administrative off beicer of rizon. the company says, michael, they already have nonunion workers ready to go. and replace the people on the picket lines. we're hearing calls on the street now of people being called scabs. people crossing the picket lines to go into the building to fill in those positions. back to you. >> tracie, i want to ask you about that if you can hear me. do they have to go by that entrance behind you or going in another way? >> reporter: it seems like this
i want to show you one more time. whatt would take to get into that front door. there's a reason that police are he nere. the nypd not only blocking off traffic as a result of this. but trying to prevent anysody who does cross the picket lines. these are workers, the nonunion workers have been trained since the springtime, early, early spring when spring began to deal with all of this. back to you. >> tracie, thank youtvery much. >>t> right now, police are searching for home invasion robbers who ambushed a couple in the bronx. the nypd released surveillance images of the suspects in their unusual get away vehicle. police say four men stormed an apartment in kings brid e heights last week and tied the victims up with duct tape. we're told the thieves stole phones, jewelry, cash, even a couple of suitcases. police say the robbers took off in the blueinivan that you see her. the mta is getting ready to let you tap instead of swipe your way on to trains and buses. that agency is now putting out
the goal is to let you use the smartphone or card reader. they hope to have at that replaced by the end of the decade. hillary clinton called on that system to be fixed after she used several swipes. that was immortalized on "saturday night live." >> of course. >> now it's a thing, raphael. >> it happens to all of us. we get it. but the cold is happening to all of us right now as well. we have freeze warnings in effect north and west of new york city. it's a bundle-up morning for sure. temperatures below freeze freezing. especially in the counties in purple. take your plants inside if they don't like the cold temperatures. frost advisory in monmouth. we're down to the 20s in sussex, monticello. below freezing in bridgewater, morristown. ng island mainly above freezing except for westhampton. 32 in white plains. we're below freering in danbury. 31, still warm in the city though. warmish anyway. 40 degrees at this hour. as we take a look at your school
the rise by recess. 54 degrees. 57 at 3:30. after school, a nice crisp day outside. lots of sunshine and temperatures in the 50s. we're ready for 70s. when will we see them? looking atchhe seven-day in a few. raphael, good morning. we have an accident on the jackie robinson freeway by metropolitan avenue in the left lane. that's jamming things up in both directions out here by the cue garden interchange. this is by exit 1. a little north of there. by mcclain avenue. the camera is not frozen here. there's an overturned vehicle in the bronx shutting down all northbound lanes. we have emergency vehicles in the southbound lanes and delays back this far already. a spot to avoid. don't forget to move your car. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. the next update on the 4s. >> thanks, lauren. parents in brooklyn are on alert after what happened to a young girl onster way to school
"today in new york's" katherine creag is in east new york with this frightening crime. very scary for the girl and her parents. >> reporter: absolutely, danerlene. you can imagine that all of the neighbors around here, a lot of them are parents. holding on to their children a little tighter this morning. wanted posters of the suspect are all around this area. there's one across the street. people were looking at it. a lot of the people know the children, know the little girl who was a takds. they don't know who the suspect is. he's accused of exposing himself to an 11-year-old girl and also grabbing her. to witnesses, they told us it looked like he was ready to take off with her. she fought back and she screamed. this happened around 8:30 in the morning yesterday at the corner of elton street and pitkin avenue. the little girl and her 12-year-old brother were walking to school. a deli worker ran out of his store and toward the children as the attacker ran away
i see a crowd of people. the father just runs out in the street naked. >> reporter: as you take anoer look at the suspect, as you heard, the dad came running to his children, ran out of his house as fast as he could. he was only wearing his boxers. we talked with that dad last night. he's frightened for his children. but he will take some time off from work or rearrange his schedule to walk with his children. the daughter, 11 years old. the brother, 12 years old. he's going to walk with them to school starting today. >> of course he is. katherine creag, thank you. happening today in westchester, a forme nypd officer who pleaded guilty to attempted murder is expected to be sentenced today. prosecutors say it was back in april of 2014 brendan cronin was an off-duty offichoerhond drunk at the time when he fired 14 shots at a car at a red light in pelham. the person survived. cronin was stopped by police a
he faces the possibility of nine years behind bars. police are trying to findea brooklyn boxer and actor accused of knocking out his girlfriend. police say josh luteran punched his 38-year-old girlfriend in the head at their beysdford-stuyvesant home around 1:00 yesterday morning. the two had been fighting over money we're told. by the time police arrived to the hoechl, luteran had fled, his girlfriend is in a medically induced coma. police arrested a man in a tal stabbing. we brought you this story yesterday on "today in new york." investigators charged gustavo rodriguez of murder. he's accused of killing a 22-year-old. investigators say the two got into an argue um at third avenue and east 94th street. police have not said what started the dispute. 6:39. parents are demanding answers on ineffective teachers put back into new york city classrooms.
education advocacy group, udents first ny, going to hold their own rally at 10:30 this morning. they want information on the sent teacher reserve pool. that's the group from which substitute teachers are chosen. many of in the group ended there because of downsizing or performance issues. the rangers will be without a key player. the blue shirts took in a practice at their facility in greenberg. they'll be taking on the penguins in pittsburgh tonight in the first game of their playoff series. captain, ryan mcdonagh made a brief appearance at practice. he'll miss at least one game and possibly more with a hand injury. the networks of nbc are your home for the 2016 stanley cup playoffs. you can catch the ranger game tonight on usa starting at 8:00 p.m. head to nbcnewyork.com to see the full playoff schedule and where to watch the games. good luck, rangers. still ahead, a dangerous and cautionary tale.
it's 6:44. good morning everyone. time for a check of the forecast. it's chilly as we start off this wednesday. it gets milder as it goes on. temperatures gradually rising into the 50s. probably after lunchtime is when the chill takes a hike. pleasant sunshine all day long through the evening. we have a few stray clouds to worry about. no rain.
today leave the umbrellas at home. we've been tracking temperatures below freezing in the hudson valley. 28 in stony kill and rhinebeck. the hudson valley -- vails gate 30. newburgh and sussex are the cold spots. take the plants inside if they can't take it. 32 in white plains. 26 degrees at this hour in west hampton hampton. 54 by lunchtime and into the 50s. once we get there, we stay there through the evening commute. you can lose a layer or two as the day goes on and check out the sunshine. morning through the evening. just a beautiful high pressure day taking shape. now, you can see temperatures are heading in the right direction. the average this time of year, 61 to 62 degrees. we do that tomorrow and friday. this is the end of the workweek. just in time for the weekend, temperatures are above average
it's been chilly this month so far. april is trending about 3 degrees below average. we'll put a twist on that. back o the 70s on sunday, mid-70s around 10 to 15 degrees above average by monday. of course, it will be cooler by the immediate coast. so you want to make outdoor ans for sure when you have a weekend planner looking like this. beautiful spring day, breezy and bright on saturday. 64 degrees. we're going to enjoy perfect room temperature. 72 degrees and sunny. nice and warm for your sunday. seven-day forecast shows we have to wait to get there. cooler 60s tomorrow and friday. the weekend is ntastic. monday is looking great with a high of 75. 68 on tuesday. couple of clouds. maybe a shower. temperatures down a bit. let's see how the busy commute is going. lauren scala has a look at that. >> raphael, good morning. if you're headed out to the hudson river crossings. the wait on the tolls, pretty much 20 minutes. speaking of new jersey, let's head over to the garden state parkway.
southbound ach exit 91. equal delays northbound. rubber necking in this area. it's still a spot to avoid. on the jackie robinson parkway, delays eastbound by metropolitan avenue. accidents by hempstead turnpike. another big trouble spot is the major deegan in the bronx. we had an overturned vehicle there. kai simonsen is over the scene with the latest. >> good morning to you. a nasty accident we've been talking about over the northbound side of the deegan. you can see it about to be hauled off and out of the way. one injury reported. it's all off to the shoulder right now. that right shoulder. that's the good news. the bad news is northbound delays back to cross bronx expressway and the south und delays are much worse. they extend almost to the cross county parkway. you can see in the distance here. nothing but a long row of headlines. definitely something to keep in mind.
darlene, back to you. > it's 6:47 right now. governor cuomo wants to look into building a bridge from nassau county on long island to westchester or the bronx. he says it would let drivers bypass the throgs neck or white stone bridges in queens to go north. he said a possible new bridge would be about 12 miles. for those who say it can't be done, the chesapeake bridge is twice the span. it would save drivers hours of wasted time sitting in traffic. uber planning t pbel drivers out of newark, completely. the cyber car ser ce insists it will not pay the airport and licensing fees proposed by officials. mayor ras baraka says uber should pay up like any other car service. they're going to vote on this next week. a car wash owner in dallas calls this a lesson in what not to do.
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nearly 40,000 verizon workers walked off the job. some are on the picket lines. >> "today in new york's" tracie strahan is there. tracie? >> reporter: we're nearly one hour into
this strike for those workers. 8,000 of them in new york we're told this morning. they're willing to stay off the job as long as it takes. these workers started at 6:00 a.m. on the picket lines. they're looking for improving pension benefits and providing job security for workers at call centers by preventing the outsourcing of jobs to other locations. verizon said it's unfortunate this happened but they have a plan in place to replace these workers with nonunion employees. back to you. >> tracie, thank you. now to katherine creag and warning for parens after a really disturbing crime in brooklyn. >> reporter: as we see school buses rolling past us, we're seringnvxtra police officers
out for this man. we want you to look at more video, more images of the suspect. he's accused of trying to grab and exposing himself to an 11-year-old girl. it happened yesterday morning. the little girl and her 12-year-old brother were walking to school. the suspect lana way. a lot of people trying to find him. >> can't, thank you. the verdict in a deadly police shooting could be overturned by a hearing today. >> peter liang was found guilty in the accidental shooting of akai gurley in february. his attorneys want a new trial. they say a juror, michael vargas, didn't reveal to the court that his father served time in prison for a similar crime. liang is sentenced tomorrow. a bunch of new problems in the past few minutes. an accident reported southbound on the bronx river parkway
into the deegan. over on the grand central parkway eastbound, an accident before the kew gardens interchange in the left lane. a disabled vehicle northbound on the van wyck expressway by main street. an unauthorized tractor-trailer on the beltway causing delays by ocean parkway. not a fun ride there. lastly, the garden state parkway is shut down southbound before exit 91 with an overturned vehicle. >> a lot going on. raphael, what about the weather? >> a jacket day. take a look at these temperatures. in the 20s right now. 29 in sussex. starting out at 40 degrees in the city. the weather headlines show even though it's chilly, it's sunny and stays sunny for days. we have a warming trend in the next few days. we're excited about this. 61 tomorrow, 62 on friday. into the mid-60s saturday. you want to make outdoor plans this weekend. 72 on sunday.
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