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door, take us with you. >> keep watching "today in new york" by downloading the "news 4 new york" app on your mobile device. our next hour starts right now. the viewers won't be able to hear either of you. please don't talk over each other. >> sparks between hillary clinton and bernie sanders in last night's debate. who came out the winner? also, details about a man who was shot in the back early this morning. what we're learning live from the scene. many people waking up without power this morning after a manhole fire. we'll have an update when service should be back. "today in new york" starts now. good morning. 5:00 a.m. on this friday, april 15th. i'm michael gargiulo. i'm darlene rodriguez. chris cimino off this morning. storm team 4's raphael miranda here with the forecast. >> good morning, guys. another beautiful spring day ahead. lots of sunshine headed our way. no rain to worry about this morning.
put them away for a few days. it's going to be a beautifully sunny day. sunshine throughout the morning into the afternoon. temperatures are a little cool right now. 44 degrees in the city. we lost one degree. we're going to get all those back and then some by 12:00. up to 58 degrees. today's high temperature, that feels good. 64 degrees later on this afternoon. turning into a pleasant evening with temperatures in the low 60s. coming up in a few, a look at the school day forecast. right now, lauren scala is here with the commute. >> thanks, raphael. good morning. we got in a new accident on the grand central parkway eastbound out of the kew gardens interchange. approaching the van wyck expressway, delays are growing quickly. a spot to avoid. heading over to new jersey, this accident for a little while. icht not causing a delay. this is on 78 westbound after exit 40, hillcrest road. two lanes still shut down there. more weather and traffic on the 4s. new this morning, police are trying to piece together a scene where a man was shot and killed. "today in new york's" tracie strahan is live in washington
>> reporter: michael, i want to tell you first off, that we saw detectives put evidence in an evidence bag right here on east 12th street. want to show you something that remains on the ground. i did check in with police. the 23-year-old was shot and killed here is no stranger to authorities. at least 18 prior arrests. again, he was 23 years old. it's unclear if any of that factored into the homicide here last night. i want to show you some video now of crime scene detectives here throughout the night this. haoippened around 11:44 last night right in front of 635 east 12th street. upon arrival, after a 911 call was made, officers from the 9th precinct found that 23-year-old maehl as elliott caldwell. he was unconscious and unresponsive. he died from a gunshot wound to the back. so far in terms of a suspect, we can tell you that police are
witnesses reported seeing one person flee the scene. we're going to bring you back live to east 12th street. again, we're looking at crime scene detectives in the van right now. the evidence markers remain on the ground. there are officers blocking access to the building. but michael, a lot of people are starting to wake up and look at this crime scene, unaware of what happened here. back to you. >> tracie, thank you very much. also new this morning, police are looking for as many as four men following a shooting in washington heights. a 41-year-old man was shot once in the leg around midnight outside an apartment building on west 157th street. no word on his condition. or what may have led to the shooting. >> we should find out in the next hour the power outage will affect power -- classes today. an underground cable caught fire yesterday. pse&g said their electricity may not be restored until tomorrow
the new jersey institute of technology and rutgers both expected to announce if more classes will be canceled today. at least ten people in jersey city, staying with friends and family after a mass fire forced them out of their homes. it started in an abandoned building on forest street about 8:00 last night. but then it spread to four nearby homes. at least 8 adults and 2 children were able to get out. their homes, however, were destroyed. all of my personal belongings, my kids' personal belongings, just gone. i have nothing. it is what it is. >> nobody was hurt. still no word as to what sparked that fire. 5:04 on this friday morning. 45 degrees out right now. we'll check the weather right now with raphi. >> good morning, guys. temperatures holding in the 40s. colder spots to the west of town. up north as well. you see these are cold air alerts.
freeze and frost advisories. this morning, it's about the frost potential in putnam and orange counties. back through western new jersey. temperatures there around freezing. there is enough humidity that we could get frost forming on plants. they may not survive it. take them inside if they're delicate. we have a string of -- closer to town, 44 degrees right now in central park. your school day forecast takes us through the day. by recess, back up to 58 degrees. after school, feeling great with the temperatures back to the mid-60s. and sunshine all day long. we'll take a look at the weekend forecast. will it stay dry? that's coming up in a few. >> raphi good morning. we have 12 different bus detours. manhattan queens and staten island. the bronx, no -- heading over to the rails, everything back on track. overnight track work wrapped up everything on or close to schedule. subways and major commuter lines.
4s. >> lauren, thanks. >> 5:05 right now on this friday morning. nothing is off limits in the debate between hillary clinton and senator bernie sanders. they squared off in brooklyn. both firing off vicious attacks. "today in new york's" katherine creag breaking down the jabs from the newsroom. not the jabs between us and the newsroom, kat. that's another day. >> the debate is a whole another thing. it started and ended with a handshake. in between, necessity weren't exactly friendly with each other. after the formalities, senator bernie sanders and secretary clinton went after each oerp. hundreds much delegates are at stake in new york. he and clinton sparred over numerous issues, including the gun lobby, international relations, credibility and judgment. each campaign was given 400 tickets to give out to their supporters. you'll hear the crowd cheer, boo and laugh at sarcastic remarks made by the candidates.
about the big banks. >> i stood up against the behaviors of the banks when i was a senator. i called them out on their mortgage behavior. >> secretary clinton called them out. oh, my goodness. they must have been really crushed by this. was that before or after you received huge sums of money by giving speaking engagements? >> at this point, we are awaiting mrs. clinton's schedule to find out what she's doing. she canceled a town hall in manhattan at the last minute. senator sanders is en route to the vatican. it's unclear if he will be able to meet with pope francis. he was asked during the debate why hasn't he made his tax returns public. you want to hear what he has to say about that in the next half hour. >> katherine creag in the newsroom, thank you. all three republican candidates, they attended a gop gala in midtown.
the scene where cruz was speaking. you can see people walking around and some were taking selfies. many times he had to speak over the clink of silverware and other chatter in the room. >> so i stand with you today with a request that we rise and stand together. >> new york, believe it, is about family. so important. it's the energy to get things done. big energy. if jeb bush came here, i'm telling you, he'd have much more energy than he has right now. i maintain to you i'm going to leave cleveland as the nominee. whether you believe it or not, it's going to happen. >> he'll be in plattsburgh and hartford, connecticut. john kasich will be in the utica area. republican donald trump picking up the endorsement of the new york post. here's the cover. the editorial board says he
val views." former governor, george pataki says kasich is the best suited republican candidate to beat any democratic challenger. pataki dropped out of the race. kasich admitted a near mistake when he visited a bronx deli. >> it was so hot. i made a terrible mistake. i picked up a fork. >> come on, man. >> he kmans the pizza was too hot. donald trump did the same thing in times square drawing criticism criticism. we don't let anybody get away with that. we should learn the contents of sealed documents in sheldon silver's federal corruption case. a federal judge is going to release them. silver has been trying to keep them secret. the sentencing will be may 3rd. the judge says the public has the right to know everything
the former nypd police officer convicted in the killing of akai gurley will be sentenced next week. a judge ruled the conviction will stand. they found juror michael vargas did not intentionally lie when he did not inform the court his own father was convicted of manslaughter. >> liang cannot be held accountable for anything, but now justice, the judge will make the right decision. >> normally the judge, 95% of the time, the judge does follow the district attorney's recommendation. >> liang faces up to 15 years in prison. but the brooklyn d.a. recommended probation. 5:10 right now. in the cnbc money report, delta airlines feeling generous. they're getting rid of the 25 d fee for customers. that's only if you book a flight over the phone.
d fee if you book a trip in person at the airport. other airlines including american -- united and jetblue, they still charge fees for reservations made over the phone. if there's any human interaction there's a price for it. >> absolutely. >> they want you to do everything online. >> they really do. getting around this summer could be strict i. we'll tell you which commuter services plan to reduce rides. why mike piazza is happy after a jersey he wore was auctioned off. weather and traffic coming up. you're watching "today in new york." this is a flip phone. have you seen these before? it's called a compact disc. oh. looks like we're getting a facsimile. what year is it to you? it's old. you'd rather use newer technology? definitely. well, i've got something to show you. this is the 2016 chevy volt. it uses extended range electric technology. the prius hybrid uses battery technology developed 15 years ago. chevy expects volt drivers to get over a thousand miles
5:14 right ni. good morning. time for a check of the forecast. we continue our trend of beautiful, cool, spring weather today with lots of sunshine. you can see that in the weather headlines. we've been tracking that warmup for the weekend still on track, especially by sunday. monday, temperatures will peak this time around.
head back to work again. here's a look at temperatures across new jersey. there's a chill in the air in sayreville. 34 degrees inland. especially feeling on the cold side. 31 in howell. 31 degrees in cream ridge. 38 in point pleasant. temperatures milder closer to the city. it's 44 in midtown. 30 at this hour in monticello. we are watching out for patchy frost because of those chilly temperatures in the suburbs. 34 in midtown right now. the temperatures in the first forecast. you'll see again by lunchtime in the upper 50s. coasting along in the 60s through the afternoon. it's very comfortable day ahead. just a little breeze out of the north at 10 to 15 miles per hour. nothing too intense. you definitely want to pack your shades today. sunshine from morning into the evening. just like yesterday. we have high pressure to thank for that. that's keeping us nice and clear on storm tracker. it is a fabulous finish. it's been a rocky week. rain starting out on monday and tuesday. it is chilly.
overnight tonight, jackets necessary again. the temperatures fall into the 40s in the city. 30s north and west of town. mostly clear skies and then tomorrow temperatures on the rise. especially away from the water. now, as we head inland tomorrow, may be near 70 in spots in the city. we're going to top out at 66 degrees. future tracker into the evening commute. this is 6:00 tonight. you have dinner plans or doing happy hour after work, it's going to be a great evening for that. seven-day forecast shows mid-60s on saturday, 70 on sunday. that's the warmer half of the weekend there. it gets warmer on monday with a high of 75 degrees and a little bit of a cool down. actually up that temperature 76 degrees. lauren scala likes the warmer temperatures. >> i do. i think we all do. it's about time. if you're headed out the door, leave yourself extra time in areas. grand central parkway eastbound, an accident by the van wyck expressway. in the kew gardens interchange,
quiet out there. 78 westbound, we still have an accident that shuts down two lanes after exit 40. be cautious as you make your way through that area. a live look outside at the tappan zee bridge. things moving along nicely here. north of the city, no delays. no problems out there. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect today. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> lauren, thanks very much. 5:17 now. the lines are being drawn in an epic immigration battle in the supreme court. president obama is trying to save millions of undocumented i am granlts from deportation. critics say he's overstepping his bounds. nbc's tracie potts is live in washington with how the showdown may play out with a small court. just eight justices. >> exactly. in the 4-4 split is what everyone feared. especially on a huge issue like this. the supreme court is going to
programs that president obama put into place two years ago, they never got implemented, but these immigration programs are constitutional. they would dreamers, the young people brought to the country as children, being able to stay here legally and protect the parents of children who are u.s. citizens, delaying them from being deported indefinitely at this point. there are millions of people that could benefit from this. they would get the opportunity to work, work from there. they would get benefits. as i said, it's been tied up in the courts for a couple of years now. the court will also have to decide whether or not, this is the technical thing, is the president faithfully executing the law that exists on the books. 26 states have argued that he's trying to change the law. the obama administration says they are just reprioritizing who gets deporting first.
decide, the 26 states, should they have the standing to challenge this federal program. states like texas say they do baugh it's costing them money. if they're allowed to stay in the united states, they get drivers licenses and benefits. the federal government is hitting them in the wallet. will we see a forecast high and will it get resolved? that process begins with arguments on monday. a decision by the end of june most likely. thank you very much, tracie. the mta is changing its bus service this summer with more reductions than additions. the daily news says the agency is planning cuts and additions to cover several routes. the changes would save the agency $27,000 a year. it's comment is seeing more cuts than service booths. new information about tobacco use. what kids are using more of instead of cigarettes.
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 works 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
sisters from brooklyn and five of their closest friends through three years of adolescence. it's becoming an of age story. shares scenes all too familiar from relationships to family drama. moments of just pure laughter and joy. >> it's weird seeing yourself through somebody else's eyes and seeing how other people knew you and you get to reflect on things he didn't. maybe i was in the wrong there. >> looking back on things. why would i ever say that that's just a lie. that's not -- i did not follow through on that. >> it's showing in chelsea and at the regal cinemas. that's in battery park. nns nbc 4 is a proud sponsor of the tribeca film festival. i don't know that any of us could have had a camera following us around at that age
people. >> no. give them credit to be so open and have the cameras there. >> good for them. but we have a great forecast coming your way today. temperatures back to the 60s. if you like what you had over the past few days. keep on adding a few degrees. milder, especially after lunchtime. we have high pressure and no rain once again in the forecast. 64 for a high in midtown. sunsets tonight at 7:36. getting later day by day. 59 your high in bethpage. cooler in places like the hamptons. 55, but that's normal for this time of year. 64 in brewster. temperatures in the low 60s down the jersey shore. another quiet and cool night ahead. 34 for a low in the city. 30s north and west of town. maybe patchy frost as we head deep into the hudson valley. places like orange county, sullivan county. you need to protect the plants once again. even in the overnight hours, a big change in the forecast.
temperatures for the long haul. >> thanks, raphi. lauren, what's going on? >> we'll start with the rails. a good way to start your morning. everything is cleared up as far as the track work. major commuter lines and subways running on or close to schedule. things moving nicely by the bronx river parkway. hamilton bridge, also smooth sailing out there. no major problems on the roads. a couple of accidents. but nothing too big. 5:25 right now. new disturbing evidence. the zika virus may pose a big threat to women and their babies in late stages of pregnancy. a new study suggests 23% of mothers who spread the virus to their unborn children. in the second trimester. many of the newborns suffer a condition that suffers microcephaly. it caused severe brain damage
gay men can get the zika virus through -- public details about the first case of sexual transmission of zika in dallas last january. in the case of a man who returned home from venezuela. he infected another man. both men have recovered. tobacco use in teens is holding steady. government survey shows more than 4 million middle and high school students were using at least one tobacco product in 2015. about half of these two or more. the use of e-cigarettes among teens has nearly doubled over the past year. 3 million young people are using those devices. the jersey that mike piazza wore after the september 11th attack is going to remain on display after all. you remember that epic game against atlanta. piazza hitting the go ahead home run. the owner of the that jersey, they plan to put it on display
into private hands. mike piazza tweeting out his thanks. saying that jersey will be where it belongs. that moment -- one of the emotional moments in the recovery. he didn't want it auctioned off to the highest price. >> it's 5:27. a military humvee overturns on the new jersey turnpike trapping soldiers inside. what witnesses saw seconds before that vehicle flipped over. police are on the hunt for a suspect who shot a man here on the lower east side and left him to die. i'm tracie strahan with your live look at the investigation. if you're heading out the door, take us with you. keep watching "today in new york." download the "news 4 new york" app on your mobile device right now.
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"today in new york" starts now. no surprise there, right? all right lady huskies. 5:30. good morning. i'm darlene rodriguez. i'm michael gargiulo. chris has the morning off. raphael miranda is here with the forecast. raphi said things will get better over the weekend. >> we'll start to feel it day by day. in the afternoon, you started to feel it warmer. it's a nice pleasant feel. more of the same coming your way. adding on a few degrees heading into the weekend. on storm tracker, another umbrella-free day. put them in the closet. put them far away. no rain in the forecast for the next few days. temperatures are cool right now. 44 degrees. another chilly start. another jacket morning. then it turns into a light jacket afternoon. temperatures back to the low to mid 60s today. loads of sunshine all day long. a high of 64 degrees. we'll have your school day forecast coming up in a few. here's a check of the commute with lauren scala. >> good morning everyone. we have delays in the
they are clearing construction. heading northbound, this is in the bridgeport area. that ongoing overnight roadwork. things are pretty jammed up. they're in the process of clearing that. this should ease out soon. the cross bronx expressway, it was doing great. we just got a report in of an accident out by the bruckner interchange. the delays are building out here. more weather and traffic on the 4s imt >> thank you very much. the presidential race for berens and hillary clinton going head to head right now. this is the last face-off before next week's new york primary and torque's katherine creag is in the newsroom with the attacks and counter attacks. >> absolutely, michael. some might be asking who is the winner and the loser in the debate. even though both delivered sharp attacks. they started out shaking hands and senator bernie sanders and secretary clinton went after each other. hundreds of delegates are at stake in new york and political analysts say this was a make or break moment for both.
double digit lead over sanders in polls. sanders needing a boost. senator clinton was asked why she wasn't released her speech transcripts made to wall street and then sanders was asked about publicizing his tax returns. let's take a listen. >> everybody does it, okay. i will do it. let's set and expect the same standards on tax returns. >> they're very boring tax returns. no big money from speeches, to major investments. unfortunately, i remain one of the four members of the united states senate. >> you haefrd the crowd cheer and boo and laugh at the same time. 400 tickets were given to supporters from each campaign. also as far as schedules go, we understand senator sanders is en route to italy to be at the vatican. whether he'll have an audience
he's expected to land around 8:30 a.m. our time. he'll make remarks later this morning and we'll find out what secretary clinton is doing this morning. she had a town hall in manhattan which she canceled at the last minute. >> see what happens next. kat, thanks very much. ted cruz appeared on "the tonight show." but it was jimmy fallon who had a political response when cruz took a shot at trump. >> you know, i'm told that donald trump in his high school yearbook that he said his goal was to make every late night comic really rich. >> you're both doing a good job. let's say that. >> cruz told fallon he believes he can win the republican nomination if it's contested in cleveland. former new york governor george pataki is endorsing governor john kasich of ohio. pataki one of the original presidential candidates. last night he said john kasich
he also says kasich will bring americans together. meanwhile, hundreds of trump protesters were pushing and shoving with police outside the grand hyatt in midtown. look at that. our cameras captured at least seven people being arrested a handful of trump supporters to counter the protest. all three gop candidates were attending a gala inside. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. raphi, starting yesterday afternoon, a little warmer. we'll see that continue. >> i noticed that. it was like 2:00, 3:00, the sun was really strong. we turned a corner. no longer chilly in the afternoon. that's a trend we're going to see over the next few days. we do have chilly weather to deal with early on this friday morning and potential for frost. the temperatures just below freezing in some spots. all of these counties shaded in pink inland as you head into monmouth ocean county. that's where you're feeling the chill. 28 degrees in monticello.
closer to the city, milder. 44 degrees in central park. as you plan your school day forecast, jackets needed for the kids again at the bus stop at 8:30. >> 3:30, 63. temperatures coasting along in the 60s even after school. it stays sunny. we'll take a look at the seven-day forecast. you can make detailed plans for the weekend in a few. right now, lauren scala with a look at your commute. >> good morning everyone. we have a bunch of the bus detours -- about eight of them out there in manhattan queens in staten island. hopefully those will clear out soon. on the rails, everything looks good there. subways and major commuter lines. you'll never guess. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect once again. make sure you move your car. more weather and traffic on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you. 5:36 now. police are hunting for a killer who shot and killed a man in the east village. it happened on 12th street near avenue c last night. tracie strahan is there with
>> reporter: darlene, that victim has been identified as a 23-year-old elliott caldwell. he actually lived on this street. want to show you now officers from the 9th precinct are still standing guard in front of the place where he was found unconscious and unresponsive just before 11:00 last night. he died from a gunshot wound to the back. overnight, crime scene detectives have combed this street looking for any evidence that could lead them to the shooter. this all happened just before 11:00. police received a 911 call of a man shot in front much 635 east 12th street. upon arrival, they found elliott caldwell here with that gunshot wound. he was transported to bellevue hospital where he was pronounced dead. authorities have told us that he was no stranger to the law. he had several prior arrests. 18 to be exacta cording to police. we're showing you the evidence markers on the ground here. we've seen crime scene
them into bags. still blocked off traffic. authorities have been casing the area looking for more evidence up and down the street. the social security office is actually on the other side of the building where all of this happened. they make it clear that cameras are recording everything in this area. pretty sure that police will be going to that building as soon as they open. back to you. >> thank you very much, tracie. also new this morning, a man who was shot in washington heights this morning has died. they've identified him as 41-year-old john mcginnis. he was shot outside west 157th street around midnight. police are looking for as many as four suspects. happening now, crews are working to put power back in parts of newark. an underground cable fire caused at that outage early yesterday. we just spoke to pse&g. and they hope to have the electricity back sometime this morning. waiting for word from rutgers
both classes have to cancel classes due to the outage. staying with friends and family after a massive fire forced them out of their home. that fire sfarted in an abandoned building on forest street last night. it quickly spread to four nearby homes. at least eight adults and two children escaped the flames. no word on what sparked the fire. a long island dance instructor is due in court today. this man was supposed to be arraigned earlier this week. his case was postponed. prosecutors are accusing him of beginning a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl while teaching at the latin dance company in bay shore. he was arrested in january after the girl told a family member. happening today in rockland county, a day after being arrested on federal fraud charges. christopher st. lawrence and
22 counts of securities fraud, wire fraud and conspiracy. prosecutors say they fabricated town financials to sell municipal bonds to pay for a baseball stadium and other projects. both men pleaded not guilty. 5:39 now. marking the third anniversary of the deadly marathon bombings. boston's mayor will join survivors and victims' families for a replaying ceremony at the finish line. there will also be a moment of silence at 2:49 p.m. marking the time when the first bomb went often. three people were killed, more than 260 others injured in those bombings. a horrific crash on the new jersey turnpike has left two army reserve told yers in critical condition. witnesses say a tire flew off the humvee they were riding and caused it to flip over in new brunswick. one female soldier had to have her legs amputated to free her from the wreck. two other soldiers were also
all four are with the 533rd brigade support battalion in queens. the army has not said where they were going. after colliding with a new jersey transit bus, look at the scene here. the accident shut down kennedy boulevard for about an hour last night. there were no passengers on the bus at the time. four people inside the car, they had to be taken to hoboken medical center for treatment. driver of the car was cited for reckless driving. 5:41 right now. another history making night for the university of connecticut women's basketball team. >> three players were chosen as the first three picks in the wnba draft. >> select brianna stewart from the university of connecticut. >> no surprise there. brianna stewart headed to seattle. second selection san jose chose mariah jefferson, the home state of connecticut chose morgan tuck
the three lady huskies, winning four consecutive national titles. >> there's that. >> in high demand. >> congratulations ladies. it's 5:41. just ahead, the push for parole for a former charles manson follower. come to the hamptons. a safe way to get home at night after perhaps a night of drinking. it involves your car but somebody else behind the wheel. weather and traffic on the 4s is coming up. you're watching "today in new
good morning everyone. time for another check of your forecast. we have more of the same weather coming your way. yesterday, we're having a similar day. adding on a few degrees. it's another quiet start outside. the flags are waving around. a little bit of a breeze. look at that beautiful shot. columbus circle there. sunrise coming our way getting brighter on the horizon. another dry day. no umbrellas needed. it's been very dry. we're not going to get it any time soon. you'll see that in the seven-day forecast. temperatures are just a bit,
we have a warmer weekend ahead. that's when we start to use that four-letter word warm. monday feels like june. getting into the 70s. temperatures in westchester county. 37 in vista. looking at 34 in mill wood. 40 in tear i up to. good morning down the jersey shore. temperatures are chilly there. 36 in long branch. west of new york city, you do still need your jackets around town. the trend is for the temperatures day by day. -- that will continue through the weekend. up to 70 on sunday. 63. it's been below average so far this month. this is a change-up of. everyone is going to feel that difference there. monday, 76 degrees. we have a cooldown coming tuesday and wednesday. don't worry, that's short-lived. by next thursday, back into the 70s. for this weekend, definitely
really pristine weather tomorrow. lots of blue skies and sunshine to enjoy. above average. 66. 70s on sunday. cooler by the coast. storm tracker, high pressure keeping us quiet. that's how it looks on future tracker. this is what high pressure looks like. hardly any clouds. sinking air and no rain and no snow. that continues into saturday as well. today's high temperature, 64 degrees. a repeat of yesterday. adding on one or two degrees for the temperature. again, mild and breezy. 66 for saturday. 70 on sunday. then temperatures peak at 76 degrees on monday. we continue with the mostly sunny skies. let's see if the commute is continuing to be mostly good or -- >> mostly. >> lots of green out there on the map. we have a couple of problems right now. we'll head up to the bronx where eastbound on the cross bronx expressway. you'll have a major accident eastbound.
interchange, we have another accident shutting down east tremont avenue by castle hill avenue. that's a major road locally as well. something to keep in mind. a live look at the cross bronx expressway. further west of where this accident is, you can see delays in both directions. we have construction delays westbound and then eastbound now, that's really starting to get past the bronx river parkway. we don't want it to affect the george washington bridge which is moving nicely. the lincoln tunnel is doing great. holland tunnel, minor delays. at the george washington bridge, be aware if you're headed across the cross bronx, you'll run into that accident. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. the next weather and traffic update on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you very much. families can go forward with a lawsuit against a gun maker. the manufacturers of the assault rifle used in that attack have claimed immunity under federal law.
that a state court can hear the case. they argue they should never have sold a military-grade weapon to civilians. some people on the upper west side complain they get a swarm of mosquitoes when it isn't even summer yet. they complain their children are being bitten. some people even sleep under netting. the five year long problem lies in a sewer on west 84th street they say. the lines have been flushed. but residents insist it's not working. the former nfl player shot and killed in new orleans will be remembered with a public viewing and parade today. will smith who played for the new orleans stants, was fatally shot. cardell hayes is in custody for the murder. it may be related to a road rage incident. the saints are hosting a public viewing at their training facility and thin the brass band parade, a new orleans tradition, known as the second line, that will take place afterwards.
member, leslie van moton may be on the road to parole after being denied 20 times. she describes how she took part in the murder of a woman. her lawyer insists she presents no danger to the public. the board of parole found her suitable for parole. it has 120 days to review the decision. parts of the boardwalk in wildwood are being turned into a film set for a new movie called wetlands. it's about a former philadelphia police officer who moves to the jersey shore to be closer to his family. the movie is bringing attention and money to a community that's normally quiet this time of year. >> the town needs it. needs the publicity. >> already had a few of the tour come over to get something to eat. >> interested and wanting to help. >> lots of people were psyched. it stars several people,
crist mer mcdonald. you did a good job. a new service is about to launch in our area that will put your own personal driver just a smartphone app away. the app is called driver on tap. it's designed to get people home when they may not be in the best condition to drive. use it to call for a driver. one will meet you wherever you are and drive you home in your own car. the service is expected to be available in the hamptons and the jersey shore starting may 8th. speaking of that, a big fan of his. i remember he played a part in the show oz. >> terrified by that show. >> frightening show. >> making you never commit a crime in your life. three minutes with oz. why things will be heating up in herald square later today. >> follow us on facebook,
the sun angle is higher this time of year. no way around it. when you get the sun in the afternoon, it's going to get warmer. that's what's happening the next few days. mostly sunny skies expected later on this morning. these are your high temperatures. we're adding on one or two degrees from yesterday. 54 is the high midtown. that is a little above average in fact. we should be in the low 60s this time of year. that's a bit better. 65 in ramsey. up to 62 stratford. 55 hampton bays. as usual, the coast takes longer to warm up this time of year. >> great weather for baseball for the mariners taking on the yanks. the shades for the beginning of the game. it will be sunny as well. >> be nice to wear the shades. >> not so nice today for people commuting on the cross bronx expressway. we have a serious accident out there on the cross bronx. this is eastbound after exit 5 castle hill avenue. the left lane is blocked.
back to the sheridan expressway. if you can avoid this area and head to the bruckner. east tremont closed at castle hill avenue with an accident out there as well. >> we'll take a live look outside at the l.i.e. many of the roads still look okay. this is getting congested. the gowanus, the l.i.e. starting to slow down because of congestion. >> lauren, thank you. 5:56 right now. a man in pompano beach is plan to go run across the world's oceans in a bubble. >> he's created what he calls a hydropod. a man propelled bubble. he tried to run across the ocean in a similar bubble in 2014. but the coast guard made the bubble captain turn around. this time he hopes to run through every country to raise money for children in need. good luck to him. the steamy summer temperatures not here yet. but this may warm you up this morning. it is the fdny's 2017 calendar of heroes. new york's bravest and buffest. you see them there.
our featured inside, posing in front of landmarks across the city. each one provides tips on fire safety as well. this year, darlene, it's new and well deserved treat. there's two calendars in one. the first time, there's -- 12 months featuring the women of the fdny. the emts and paramedics also included. guess what? you can meet them. they'll be in herald square signing calendars for fans. get out and support. >> it just so happens. i was going to end up there. i have errands to run. >> i might need rescue. >> it's 5:57. coming up next at 6:00. microsoft taking on the u.s. government. they're abusing the law. also at 6:00 a.m. the battle in the bk. we'll share the best moment from the democratic debate. >> if you're about to head out the door, take us with you.
that's the way -- brooklyn brawl. hillary clinton and bernie sanders clarkd days before new york's crucial primary. a man gunned down. these are live pictures from the scene. we're going to tell you what we're learning about the victim. plus, we'll tell you which airline is about to eliminate frustrating fees. "today in new york" starts now. good morning everyone. friday morning. it's april 15th. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. chris has the morning off. raphael miranda is here with the forecast as we start our weekend, raphi. what's going on in. >> a great end to the workweek. great start to the weekend. temperatures back to the 60s later on today. lots of sunshine coming your way as well. rain-free day ahead. temperatures are chilly. it's 43 outside at this hour. you do need the jackets as you
you can lose the jackets as the day goes on. by lunchtime, near 60. 64 degrees. just a touch milder than yesterday. even tonight, pleasant and 61. loads of sunshine through the day into the evening hours. get ready to spend nice time outside on this friday. we'll take a look at the seven-day forecast in a few. lauren scala is here with a look at your commute. >> we have big delays out on the eastbound cross bronx expressway. a live look at it. this is because of an accident now. this is out by the bronx river parkway. eastbound is the side of the road that looks like a parking lot with all the trucks. that's because of an accident that's out there after castle hill avenue. after exit 5b at the bruckner interchange, delays continue to build. two lanes are blocked because of that. also we have an accident out there shut tremont avenue, subject to closure. for bus commuters, you can
the bx 40 and 42 because of this. the hutch drawbridge is up right now. but expect delays in that area. more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. bernie sanders is on his way to the vatican right now. following a contentious democratic debate with hillary clinton that took place at the brooklyn navy yard. "today in new york's" katherine creag has the highlights from the evening. >> highlights and heated attacks for those who want pd a fierce debate. they were not disappointed. after the formalities, the two candidates went on the attack delivering sharp criticism of each other. hundreds of delegates are at stake in new york. bernie sanders trails by double digits in the polls. analysts saying he needed a big boost. they sparred over many issues, including the gun lobby, international relations, who despises big banks more. also credibility. senator sanders asked what meant
clinton was unqualified to be president. >> does secretary clinton have the experience and the intelligence to be a president? of course she does. but i do question -- but i do question her judgment. >> senator sanders did call me unqualified. i've been called a lot of things in my life. that was a first. secretary clinton went on to say the people of new york voted for her twice to be their senator. we are waiting to find out what she's doing today. michael, as you mentioned, senator sanders is en route no italy to be at the vatican. also up in the air is whether he'll be able to meet with pope francis. he did take off from kennedy and sked uld to land around 8:30 our time. he'll deliver remarks later, mieg al. >> we'll have to see what's happening with both candidates this morning. american front-runner donald trump picked up the endorsement from the new york post. here's the cover of the post this morning.
represents the best of new york values. the topic of new york values was a big part of his speech at a gala where all three candidates spoke. >> a strike at the heart of our city and our nation on 9/11. >> i maintain to you i'll leave cleveland as the nominee whether you believe it or not. it's going to happen. >> i stand with you today with a request that we rise and stand together. >> you may heard it was noisy when he was speaking. that's because he was largely ignored. >> take a look at the scene where cruz was speaking. audience members were walking around, some taking selfies. cruz often had to speak over crowd chatter. governor john kasich got another local endorsement. former governor george pataki. he calls him the best suited
democratic challenger. pataki dropped out relatively early. the "today" show is going to have all the latest developments from the campaign trail. including a live interview with the rnc chairman, reince priebus about the delicate dispute with him. it's all ahead at 7:00 a.m. 6:05. time for weather and traffic. raphael miranda in for chris. hey, raphi. >> good morning guys. another chilly start. temperatures in the low 40s in many spots around the city. as we head fort and west of town, temperatures are below freezing in spots. you do still need the winter jackets on this friday morning. all of those frost advisories currently in effect until 8:00. temperatures dropping down to 28 degrees. it's 29 in sussex. below freezing in morristown, bring water. 43 in central park. east of town, it's chilly in long island.
42 in montauk and 39 in bridgeport. as you man your school day, jackets for the kids at the bus stop. you can lose those jackets by the afternoon. coasting along in the 60s. mostly clear skies this evening. we'll take a look at the seven-day forecast, see if you've made detailed plans for your weekend. >> good morning everyone. got word of a disabled vehicle on tonnelle avenue southbound ach 495 in the right lane. there are minor delays here. subways and major commuter lines are operating on or close to schedule right now. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. we have big problems eastbound on the cross bronx expressway. the details on the 4s. lauren, thank you. part of the east village is blocked off as police search for the gunman in a fatal shooting. tracie strahan is near the area with the latest. tracie? >> reporter: darlene, he was too
but we spoke to a man that said multiple gunshots coming from the direction where elliott caldwell was found shot and killed led him to duck. all of this happened before 11:00 and referred to the major crime scene still ahead of us. on east 12th street, the police have been here since that 23-year-old was found unconscious and unresponsive. he was rushed to bellevue hospital where he died from a gunshot wound to his back. again, he's been identified as elliott caldwell by authorities. they tell us he's no stranger to the law. several arrests in the past. a lengthy rap sheet. in terms of a suspect, darlene, the description pretty thin at this hour. witnesses reported seeing a man in a red hooded sweatshirt running from the area. so far, that's all we know. tracie strahan, thank you. at least ten people are staying with friends and family after a massive fire forced them
it started in an abandoned building about 8:00 last night and spread to four nearby homes. at least eight adults and two children were anyone to escape. >> all my personal belongings, my kids' personal belongings, just gone. i have nothing -- it is what it is. >> nobody was hurt. there's still no worry as to what parked fire. >> in the bronx, investigators say burning incents started the fire killed two young girs. the it erupted in an apartment in the butler houses in claremont wednesday evening. 2-year-old gentleman jannubi and her sister was killed. >> the mother is not facing any charges. sheldon silver, his federal corruption conviction, a federal judge says she will release
silver's lawyer it is trying to keep the secrets. the public has a right to see them the judge says. sentencing happens on may 3rd. 6:09. in the cnbc money report, microsoft taking on the government? landon dowdy joins us with those stories and more. these tech companies taking on the government over issues of privacy. >> michael, you said it. this is the late west one. customer e-mails or online files without the individual's knowledge. the company says the government is abusing the law and argues it has all the rights to tell the customers what a federal agency is looking at their e-mails. delta airlines is feeling generous. after raking in 4.5 billion in income, they're giving -- it's getting rid of the $35 fee for a
other airlines, includingugrnited and others charge fees tore speaking to a human being for charging a fee. you don't hear this every day. airlines eliminating fees. >> sometimes i'll get those fees in another way. >> some way. thanks, landon. have a great weekend. still ahead, getting around the city could be harder this morning. we'll tell you about cuts to the mta's bus service. coming up next, the mike piazza jersey controversy. we'll tell you what's now happening to the game-worn jersey from the first game game to the 9/11 attacks. plus, weather and traffic on the 4s coming up. beautiful view in manhattan. on the new jersey side. you're watching "today in new
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in chopper four. kai. >> darlene and michael, good morning to both of you. that fire from jersey city has rekindled and broke out at around 8:00 p.m. it flared up around 5:00 a.m. in the morning. these are live pictures over 269 forest street. you can see heavy flames and smoke. it's not clear why it flared up. it jumped to five homes we're being told at some point. eight adults and two children were able to escape thankfully without injury. we'll continue to keep you up to date. live from chopper 4, back to you, darlene and michael. >> continue to watch that right now. we'll check in with raphi and find out what's happening weatherwise. >> thankfully, the winds are light. the firefighters have that on their side. no rain. a cool and beautiful day once we're past the morning chill. temperatures back to the low 70s.
temperatures well into the 70s. >> right now, in the 40s. 43 in tribeca. 37 degrees staten island. we have the colder spots to the west of town. 28 in monticello. we're slowly warming up. still a chill. morristown. 27 in westhampton. 39 at this hour. let's look ahead to sunday and monday. that's when it all happens. again, away from the water. coastal spots, you'll be cooler. temperatures in the 60s. headed well into the 70s both days. especially monday into the mid-70s. we could see 78 degrees in some spots to the west of new york city. nice and warm. plan on spending time outside. the change-up on tuesday and wednesday. a back door cold front will knock down those temperatures back to the 60s. it's not a steady stretch of 70s. back to the 60s tuesday and wednesday. but then that cooler air departs
the results of that in the seven-day forecast, definitely a great weekend to get fresh air. 66 degrees on saturday. pristine day, breezy and sunny. a high that's well above average back to the low 70s. let's take a look at that seven-day forecast. that's next tuesday and wednesday. back to the mid-60s. slightly where we should be. a touch above average. then thursday we rebound back into the 70s. it looks like the warm weather pattern is finally starting to take hold. let's get a check of the commute. right now, we go to lauren scala. >> thank, raphi. we have an accident out there. before exit 29. 287. fuel spill involved that blocks the right lane. heads up on that. the bigger problem of the morning. the disabled vehicle westbound on the bruckner. it's causing some delays. the delays on the cross bronx
lane getting by barely after castle hill avenue. a live look at the cross bronx expressway. we'll see delays. this is what it looks like by the bronx river parkway. eastbound, you can see jammed up. let's take a live look at the alexander hamilton bridge. west of here, cars and trucks are coming off of the george washington bridge. things are backed up. it's starting to slow down to the right side of the screen. not affecting the bridge yet. if it does, i'll let you know immediately. heads up, that could be a problem. i watch the delays grow quickly. >> lauren, thanks very much. rescue teams are searching in southern japan who may be -- overnight, we saw an 8-month-old girl being pulled unharmed from the rubble. the area is still being rocked by aftershocks. at least nine people have been dilled. one of the famous bullet trains derailed. fortunately, no passengers were on board. john kerry says the u.s.
down the russian warplanes that buzzed a u.s. navy destroyer. we showed you that video of the incident that happened on monday. secretary kerry calling it, in his words, reckless, provocative and dangerous. one fighter coming within feet the of the ship. vladimir putin was on a russian call-in show and says the u.s. must respect russia. two army reserve soldiers in critical condition following a horrific crash on president turnpike. witnesses say a tire flew off the humvee they were riding in causing it to flip over in new brunswick. one female solder had to have her legs amputated to free her from the wreck. two other soldiers were hurt in the crash. all four are with the 533rd brigade support battalion in queens. in rockland county, the a ram poe supervisor is expected to go back to work.
former director, aaron truck letter face 22 counts of fraud and conspiracy. prosecutors say they fabricated town financial reports to sell municipal bonds to pay for a baseball stadium and other projects. both men pled not guilty. the controversy over an important mike piazza jersey may be over. you may remember the former mets slugger wore it after the september 11th attack. he hit the -- three minority owners of the team agreed to buy the jersey. it will be displayed at citi field and i think mets fans and all new yorkers believe that that's where it belongs. >> rightful place for it. >> for sure. >> we'll continue to monitor the news in jersey city. a fire rekindling and fire damaged several homes last night. look at the situation this morning. >> chopper 4 is over the scene monitoring this firefight. we'll bring you any updates as they come into our newsroom. you're watching "today in new
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team made more history. three lady huskies were chosen as the first three picks in the wnba draft. >> select brianna stewart of the university of connecticut. >> the first pick, no surprise. brianna stewart headed to seattle. with the second selection, mariah jefferson. home state, connecticut's sun picked morgan tuck. by the way, won four con tech tiff national titles. congratulations. talented women. >> congratulations to them. 6:24. weather and traffic on the 4s. raphi on this friday. it is friday. that's good news. >> is that all we have? >> temperatures getting warmer
we're finally going to be above average. been a chilly month so far. april has been colder than march, by the way. it's not good. we don't like that. going to switch that up. we're warming up today. especially as we head over the weekend. lots of sunshine, 64 in brewster. winds out of northeast at 5 to 10 miles per hour. taking on the -- 59 degrees. lots of sunshine. just a light jacket and you'll be fine. overnight tonight, after midnight it gets chilly again. heading out late, you need to bundle up. 44 for a low in the city. 30s again in the suburbs. we'll take a look at that weekend forecast. that's going to make a lot of people smile heading into the weekend. >> thank you very much, raphi. >> i have news that won't make people smile, unfortunately. big problems on the cross bronx expressway this morning. a live look at the george washington bridge to show you the span out there. you can see the upper level already has a delay on it. there's a six-mile delay right now.
on the cross bronx expressway. that's by the whitestone bridge. it's not moving. it's backed up to the george washington bridge. at least two lanes blocked. avoid this. head over to the lincoln tunnel if you can. speaking of the lincoln tunnel, we have a 20-minute delay there. a disabled vehicle on tonnelle avenue southbound. delays are minor. lauren, thank you for that. 6:26. coming up, we have an update on the breaking news in jersey city. firefighters called back to forest street when a house fire reignites. chopper 4 is live over the sc yene. >> if you're about to head out the door, take us with you. keep watching "today in new york." download the "news 4 new york" app on your mobile device right now.
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breaking news. chopper 4 live over jersey city. a fire reignited this morning. a morning of deadly violence in manhattan as they search for suspects in two fatal shootings. going to share the best moments from the democratic debate. "today in new york" starts now. 6:30 a.m. on this friday. it's april 15th. i'm michael gargiulo.
chris has the morning off. storm team 4's raphael miranda is here with forecast. good morning. >> happy friday everyone. another chilly and quiet start to the last day of the workweek. on storm tracker, high pressure in control once again today. lots of sunshine already. it stays sunny throughout the day. definitely do not need the umbrellas. as far as the temperatures are concerned, chilly right now. 43 in the city. 30s and 20s in the suburbs. it's a winter jacket morning turning into a light sweater afternoon. 58 by lunchtime. today's high temperature 64 degrees. you may notice, we keep bumping up the temperatures day by day. that will be the trend heading into the weekend. we'll have a look at your school day forecast in a few. right now, it's time for a check of the commute. >> good morning everyone. if you're just tuning in, an accident on the cross bronx. right here by the whitestone bridge bridge, a live look at the alexander hamilton bridge. delays go back about six-plus
on to the span of the george washington bridge. we're starting to see delays into the tolls. it looks like things are moving a little better. perhaps it's clearing. in the meantime, i still recommend it as a spot to avoid. also seeing heavy delays westbound on the bruckner this morning. we have reports of a disabled vehicle after hunts point avenue there. 78 westbound, watch out for an accident before 287 in the right lane. more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. >> want to get back to the breaking news in jersey city. a fire that rekindled this morning. kai simonsen is over the scene in chopper 4. we see them putting more water on it, kai. >> absolutely. michael and darlene, good morning to you. you can see some of the damage here. unfortunately, it's quite extensive. the fire broke out last night at 8:00 p.m. it flared up again at 5:00 a.m. this morning. looks like firefighters now do have the upper hand on all of this fire. even though we have a smoke condition and every once in a while, you see small pockets of flames. this is 269, forest avenue in jersey city.
third alarm before it was contained at 9:30 last night. now it's back up to a second alarm. now, this began in an an abandoned house, spread to four other homes. you can see the damage here. eight adults and two children escaped without injury, thankfully. a total of ten residents have been displaced at this point and not able to go back into their homes because of the damage, which is extensive. of course, we'll continue to keep you up to date. live in chopper 4, i'm kai simonsen. back to you. thank you, kai. now to decision 2016. the gloves came off an the democrats mostefairy debate yet. katherine creag has all the highlights from the newsroom. good morning. >> good morning to you, darlene. it's a lot like that saying. the joke about a hockey game. people went to a fight last night and april debate broke out. for those who wanted a fierce debate, sharp attacks, this did not disappoint. a polite enough handshake. senator sanders and secretary clinton went after each other. hundreds much delegates are at stake in new york.
in the polls. he and clinton sparred over numerous issues, including the gun lobby, who would be better at international relations, also credibility. each campaign was given 400 tickets to give out to their supporters and you'll hear the crowd cheer, boo and laugh at some of the sarcastic remarks, especially when clinton and sanders talked about the big banks. >> i stood up against the behaviors of the banks when i was a senator. i called them out on their mortgage behavior. >> secretary clinton called them out. oh, my goodness. they must have been really crushed by this. was that before or after you received huge sums of money by giving speaking engagements? >> we do expect them to be busy today. we're waiting to find out mrs. clinton's schedule. what she's doing today, she canceled a town hall in manhattan at the last minute. as for senator sanders, he's flying to italy to be at the vatican.
meet with pope francis. he'll land in italy around 8:30 a.m. and make remarks soon after and then primary day, april 19th. just around the corner darlene. republican snore donald trump -- they're backing trump. here's a look at today's cover. posted a -- donald trump reflects "the best of new york values" and notes that he's made what they describe as rookie mistakes. he adds he's never been a professional politician. >> i believe that the trump voters, what they do, they do like me. they went for the bombastic. over time, that's going to change. >> john kasich of ohio appearing on late night with seth meyers. he says he believes he can win an open or contested republican convention. he also told seth why he went for that fork to eat his pizza recently.
>> couldn't deal with it. all right? >> meanwhile, senator ted cruz is putting a spin on his new york values comment. >> so when i said new york values, i was merely trying to say that i value new york. except i was saying it backwards. the way yoda would say it. >> i love yoda. i watch her every morning with kathie lee. >> you can watch more on our website, nbcnewyork.com. it's all about his face. >> it's too much. >> it's entertaining, that's for sure. >> it sure isment. >> raphi, what's going on? >> chilly spots this morning. we have a frost advisory in effect for many suburbs west of new york city. all these counties shaded in pink, you have temperatures that are close to freezing and potential for frost and look at the chill. 28 in monticello, 30 in morristown. 36 degrees in white plains. 31 poughkeepsie.
branch. now 30s and 20s across long island on this chilly friday morning. doesn't stay chilly for long. yotou can see in the school day forecast at the bus stops, yes you still need the jack the. by recess, back to near 60 degrees. gets mild again as we head to the afternoon. 3:30. 63 degrees and even after school, holding steady in the low 60s. loads of sunshine all day long. we'll take a look at the weekend forecast and tem you if you want to be outside or not. lauren scala is here with the commute. >> you do want to be outside. i'm cheating. not on the roads. an accident in the fish kill area. by route 52 in the left lane. you have minor delays through here. a live look at the inbound side of the george washington bridge. the good news is that the accident on the cross bronx expressway eastbound by the bruckner interchange has cleared. the delays at this point, 20 minutes into the tolls from the george washington bridge. it will be stop and go across the span, across the cross bronx expressway as well. 20 minutes inbound at the
on the trains, all good news from there. subways and major commuter lines on or close to schedule. more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. >> lauren being thank you very much. new this morning, police are at the scene of a fatal shooting in the east village. 23-year-old elliott caldwell died after being shot in the back on east 12th street near avenue c. just before 11:00 last night. caldwell was arrested several times in the past. the motive, though, for this shooting is not known. witnesses heard several gunshots and saw a man in a red hooded sweatshirt running from that area. also new this morning, police are investigating another fatal shooting in washington heights. a man found shot in the leg outside an apartment building on west 157th street about midnight. he was later pronounced dead at harlem hospital. investigators identified him as 41-year-old did he jean mcginnis. they're looking for as many as four suspects. the former nypd officer
gurley will be sentenced next week. the manslaughter conviction will stand. the judge found the juror did not intentionally lie when he didn't inform the court his own father was convicted of manslaughter. >> liang now -- justice -- the judge made the right decision. >> he's going to be sentenced. we don't know how the judge will sentence him. normally 95% of the time, they follow the district attorney's recommendations. >> liang faces up to 15 years in prison. but the brooklyn district attorney recommended probation. in connecticut, a judge is letting the families of lost loved one in the newtown massacre sue a gun maker. suit goes on after the manufacturer of the ar-15 rifle assaults used in that attack. the manufacturer claimed it was immune from lawsuits under federal law.
those families argued that a military-style and military capable weapon should not be sold to civilians. happening right now, crews are still working to get power restored in newark. parts of the city have been without electricity since early yesterday when an underground cable caught fire. pse&g hope to have power restored this morning. rutgers university newark just announced that classes will resume on schedule today. we're waiting for fan official announcement from njit. both schools canceled classes yesterday. a social media campaign to raise awareness of the crime of up skirting. it's taking photos of a woman's skirt, up a woman's skirt. the d.a.'s office wants women to stay aware. they've posted anti-skirting -- upskirting posters on facebook. there's a rise in the crimes as temperatures get warmer. lawyers for two former aides
creating a traffic jam is not a federal crime. they are now facing charges connected to the 2013 lane closures of the george washington bridge. but their attorneys are again fighting to have the case thrown out. in court pamers filed last week, the lawyers call the indictment a fantasy and no constitutional right to be free from bad traffic. school districts in new york city will get something the parents have been fighting for. special classes for gifted children. that program will be added to the bronx and central brooklyn. it starts this september for third graders. parents can soon apply to get your child into that program. a man in pompano beach, florida, is getting set to run across the world's owe shonns in a bubble. all to raise money for children in need. this man created a hydropod. it's a man propelled bubble. he packed a life jacket, water filter, gps and shark repellent. first up is puerto rico.
he tried to do this in 2014, but the coast guard turned him around. >> it's for a good cause. i don't know how it works out. >> i don't know how far he's going to get. the mta may be pointing cuts to bus service. we'll tell you why it could be harderer to get around the city this summer. the bravest are showing us their stuff in a new calendar of heroes. we'll show you why this features something special. >> catch a chill like that. weather and traffic on the 4s coming up. a beautiful view of lower manhattan.
delightful day. sunshine dominating our weather again with temperatures back into the 60s. for those of you waiting for the 70s, we have that coming over the weekend. monday will feel like june. a nice change over the past couple of chilly weeks. it is still chilly right now, though. across long island. suffolk county, you're seeing temperatures around freezing in many spots. east port, 34 degrees. 33 hampton bays. 33 in setauket. 40 degrees at this hour in orient. temperatures in the 20s in the hudson valley and northwest new jersey. those are some of the coldest spots. 36 in white plains. 43 degrees at this hour in central park. a look at your first forecast shows lots of sunshine right now. the sunny skies will boost those temperatures back to the upper 50s by lunch. even though it's cold and jacket weather right now, you can lose the layers as you head to the afternoon. temperatures rebounding back into the mid-60s. this is a bit warmer than yesterday. you will feel it especially after 12:00. you can see temperatures peaking
we jump up from there. starting tomorrow, back to 66 degrees. that's the trend over the next three days. you would see we're above average for a nice stretch. we haven't seen that happen this month at all. mainly below average. we've had a day or two. this will feel good for days. by monday, up to 76 degrees. a cooldown on tuesday and wednesday. you'll notice the temperatures dropping back down to the mid-60s where they should be this time of year. don't worry. that doesn't last long. by thursday, we are back in the 70s. start making the outdoor plans. lauren scala said it. i'm saying it again. you want to spend time outside this weekend. 66. pristine, breezy and sunny tomorrow. then sunday looking at 70. warm and wonderful. seven-day forecast shows the 70s continue into monday. tuesday and wednesday, a minor setback there. by thursday, another toasty day with sunshine and 74 degrees. time for a check of a busy commute. lauren scala is here with that. >> it's actually not bad for many people. but the bronx this morning, it's
cross bronx expressway, we had a serious accident by the bruckner that cleared. a new one eastbound by the sheridan expressway. that delay starting to ease out is still jammed up and we have heavy westbound rubber necking delays as well. we have a disabled vehicle by hunts point avenue. no matter which way you go in bronx, you'll sit in delays. the george washington bridge, we'll show you that residual. here's the approaches in fort lee. the upper level of the george washington bridge is to be avoided if you can right now. lincoln tunnel inbound at 30 minutes. holland at about 20. then much f in much better news, let's head over to the belt parkway. it's lighter than usual this morning. it's moving slowly -- at least there's no accidents in your way. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today.
drivers will have steer through more trouble at the dmv offices. they're canceling the contract to overhaul the computer system. 3m was handling that job. the state argues the rollout of the new software was only making matters use. the mta changing bus routes with more reductions than additions. the daily news says the agency is planning 34 cuts to service, 21 additions to service across nearly 50 routes. mta spokesman says the changes would save the agency $27,000 a year. the mta says it's common to see more cuts than service boosts when things change. they wants an end to all the buzz on their block. this time of year, they're inundated by mosquitoes. that he complain their children are being bitten. some people even sleep under
experts believe the problem lies in a sewer on west 84th street. the lines have been flushed but residents insist it's not working. we all know the dangers of using phones while you drive. developers at m.i.t. have made an app that improves safety. it's called ever drive. it measures behaviors such as speed, acceleration, turning and braking. the drivers can compare how they rank with others at a leaderboard. there's a $50,000 contest to find out who has the best drivers, darlene. it's believe it or not down to new york or massachusetts. got to be able to beat that. >> right? >> let's work it out. i'll stay off the road. 49 right now. coming up next, we'll show you what's new in the annual fdny calendar of heroes. stay tuned. >> stay tuned. don't forget follow us on facebook and twitter and instagram. darlene4ny, michaelg4ny. you're watching "today in new
welcome back. 44 degrees out on this friday morning. well, happening today, it is your chance to meet the new york city firefighters featured in the 2017 calendar of heroes. >> that's because they'll be signing calendars in herald square. here's a look at the calendar itself. you see the gentlemen there, about to get dressed and go out. 12 of new york's bravest and buffest are featured inside. they pose in landmarks across the city. darlene, there are tips of fire safety on each page. >> okay. >> this year is special because there's two calendars instead of one. there's also 12 full months featuring yes, the women of the fdny. emts and paramedics are included. the ladies will join the men in herald square signing their calendars to an adoring crowd. >> no doubt. the "today" show is coming up in a few minutes. let check in with savannah and willie. >> we might be free later on.
>> we're not busy. i read the calendar for the fire safety tips. >> for the fire safety tips. >> guys, good morning to you. coming up on the show this morning, the key new york primary four days away as you well know. we'll have the highlights from the fiery democratic debate and tell you about the debate that had all three republican candidates under the same roof. treating migraines with marijuana. why doctors say that may not be a good idea. would you ever give your spouse permission to cheat? the owe that's a doozy on a friday. >> i don't know. >> husbands everywhere will be forwarding that link to their wives. >> that is so not happening. in my world. >> watch the story. might change your mind. >> dinner conversation starting. >> willie and savannah say i need to do it. >> don't forget, sunday, today
sunday morning. >> here in new york, guys. >> we can't wait. we're excited for you, willie. >> good luck. up next, we're going to get an update ton that breaking news from jersey city. flames reignite at a fire that damaged several homes last night. tracie strahan just a liefd on the scene. we'll get to her in a bit. you're watching "today in new york."
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a fire that damaged several homes
on forest street rekindled this morning. >> tracie strahan just arrived on the scene. >> reporter: darlene and michael, you can hear it over my shoulders. the chainsaws just started up at that row of homes where a fire broke out at 8:00 last night. every now and then, we'll see flames and a heavy smoke condition out of those homes. it was under control just last night. we'll show you video. chopper 4 has been over the scene since it rekindled just before 6:00 last night. this is a fire that started on fourth street in an abandoned building behind these row of homes. it spread to all four of them in front. two of those homes were occupied. a family of four wasn't home when the fire crews arrived. the chief says they were okay. but the other family of six, they were able to run out in time. chopper 4 over the scene showing how they're battling this. a lot of water being dumped to get the upper hand on this fire
again, michael and darlene, we'll bring you updates on this. it looks like so far, so good. back to you. >> all right, tracie strahan, thank you. let's check in with lauren. what's going on? >> a couple of big problems. reports of a new accident. eastbound in hampton bays by route 24 there, you can see pretty heavy delays. in addition to that, cross bronx expressway a big mess. eastbound an accident by the sheridan expressway. it's blocking lanes in both directions. i'll show the alexander hamilton bridge quickly here. delays go back here 40 minutes into the tolls at the george washington bridge right now because of this. it is the spot of the morning to avoid. lincoln tunnel, so is holland at 30. raphi, one more check of the weather. >> cool and quiet. temperatures in the 20s and 30s. 44 in central park. later on today, a high temperature back to 64 degrees. just a touch warmer than yesterday. lots of sunshine. now, of course, everyone wants to know, what is the weekend having in store?
>> 66 tomorrow, michael and darlene. 70 for scala on sunday. >> thank you. >> 76 on monday. no real chill in the next seven days. >> that looks fabulous. >> the "today" show is coming up next. that's what's happening "today in new york." have a wonderful weekend. good morning. bareknuckle brawl. >> i've been called a lot of things in my life. that was a first. >> hillary clinton and bernie sanders clash repeatedly during their most heated debate yet. >> wait a minute. wait a minute. i am good on the debate stage with senator sanders -- >> excuse me. secretary, senator, please. dr. jill biden speaking out in an exclusive interview about her husband's decision not to run. >> i feel, you know, maybe