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now on today in new york, an suv slams into a long island barbershop. what witnesses say the driver was screaming as he headed towards the building. plus the death toll rises from a pair of earthquakes in japan. we'll have the latest on rescue efforts. and a meeting with the pope as candidates make a final push for the new york primary.
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i'm gus rosendale. >> and i'm lynda baquero in for pat battle. i think spring has arrived. >> you don't need the jacket today. raphael miranda tracking the latest for us. good morning. >> that's right, guys. finally getting to the spring of things in terms of the weather temperatures on the rise. we're going to have a milder day today. here's a look at storm tracker. it's a quiet morning. another crystal clear start to your day. we will be expecting lots of sunshine. it is chilly in some spots right now. if you're heading out early, you do need the jacket. around freezing right now. we have some spots below freezing like fairfield county. 44 degrees in central park. a little bit on the chilly side in spots. but that sunshine is going to boost those temperatures by 12:00. we're back to 59 degrees. and today's high temperature above average. very springlike. 66 degrees, feels great.
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really a great time to spend some time outside. it gets even milder for tomorrow and beyond. take a look at the seven-day forecast and 70s making a comeback in just a few. >> thank you. right now we go to a frightening accident on long island. >> an suv crashed through the front of a barber shop. checkey beckford joins us from the scene with reaction. >> reporter: rolling over shattered glass and mangled metal, the suv was pulled from the prestige barber shop. the business not much wider than the vehicle that barrelled into it some four hours earlier. >> i was like, oh, my gosh, everyone inside. >> reporter: that's all he could think as he saw the suv go towards the business with no signs of stopping. >> said everyone move. i can't stop the car. >> reporter: the car appeared to be out of control. >> the barber himself told me the car wasn't going quickly.
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there was nothing of the sort. it just, it seemed like the car wouldn't stop. >> reporter: this man who works down the way stepped outside to make a makeshift triage in the parking lot. >> i see the barbers, you know, one of them seemed to get a little bit hurt. >> reporter: despite the scene, police say only three people suffered very minor injuries including this man returning to the barbershop in a neck brace to collect his belongings. you could see the front has been bordered up and covered up with blue tarp. nearly all of it was destroyed when the car went through it. police say the driver is not expected to face any charges in relation to this accident and it is under investigation right now at this point. if the vehicle did, in fact, malfunction. today in new york. police searching for a suspect in an overnight slashing
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police say the driver had asked the suspect for money for the fare. that's when the suspect tried to rob the driver. when the driver refused to give up the cash, he was slashed in the neck and back. he was taken to the hospital to be treated. police need your help this morning to find the man behind eight bank robberies back to november last year. in each case the suspect handed the teller a threatening note and took off with cash. look at these videos. if you recognize this person, police are asking you to call them. and in a separate case, we've got new surveillance video. police shows -- that police gave us. and it shows a different suspect breaking into a bank near 5th avenue. you see him pry open the glass to break in. another shows him jumping over the counter there. he made off with an undetermined
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foot. in decision 2016 with new york's primary just days away, democratic candidate bernie sanders returns from the vatican where he confirmed he did, in fact, meet with the pope. >> told him i was very appreciative of the incredible role he is playing in discussing issues about the need for an economy based on morality, not on greed. >> sanders said it was a very brief meeting with the pontiff. the senator was invited to rome to give a speech on economic morality. he's going to hold an event in brooklyn tonight. protesters lined the street of a san francisco neighborhood where a high dollar fund raiser was held for hillary clinton last night. george clooney and his wife was in attendance for the $30,000 a seat event. the protesters appeared to be mostly bernie sanders
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before heading out west, clinton spent yesterday campaigning in the city. former president bill clinton will make four stops on her behalf today in upstate new york. on the republican side today, donald trump will head up state today. he's going to hold rallies in syracuse and morgantown later today. he took a swipe at connecticut's governor at a rally. >> if i were governor, i wouldn't be losing general electric, that i can tell you. ohio governor john kasich will hold town halls in great neck and manhattan. dwred he hosted in watertown and utica. he meantime, ted cruz will visit pennsylvania. he had a hat trick of events
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the primary april 19th. you can count on news 4 for all the latest. always check for constant updates. in maryland this morning, a veteran firefighter was shot dead while responding to a call. two firefighters were doing a welfare check at a home in prince georges county last night. they knocked but no one answered. when they tried to forcefully open the door, police say the residents started shooting. one firefighter was killed, the other in critical condition. the person who called for the check was also shot. we're getting new information in the newsroom this morning. at least 1500 people are recovering from injuries sustained when two earthquakes shook japan. after fires and buildings collapsed. one quake hit saturday in the city of kumamoto which is the same place where another quake hit. officials say at least 25 people
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and the largest volcano in japan has erupted in the wake of the earthquakes. there's no word if there is a link, but dramatic images coming to us there. >> coming up today on today in new york this saturday morning -- >> the nypd like you have never seen it before. when commanders are held accountable for spikes in crime in their precincts. and we've got a chilly start to your weekend. we're expecting lots of sunshine out in westchester, rockland counties. that's going to warm up those temperatures. how mild does it g et?
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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 an economy that works for people. sanders: i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. leaving early on a saturday morning, a little backup on the gbw. don't mind that. do mind the temperatures. raphy here to talk about that. >> getting an early start to
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>> the beach, probably not. but heading outside. everyone wants to get outside because it's been so beautiful. that's going to happen again today. we're warming up day by day. that's been the trend over the past three days. we are going to keep that trend going as we head throughout the rest of the weekend. right now, though, it's cool. you need the light jackets, the sweaters. there's a look at the brooklyn bridge. notice it's dry. nice and slow moving there. not a lot of traffic around the five boroughs at this hour. let's look around the region heading into western new jersey. beautiful sunrise coming your way in a few minutes. beautiful shot there. chilly in the suburbs north and west of town. some spots colder than that. 28 in walpack. you definitely want the jackets on as you step outside. and a bit of a wintry chill in franklin. other spots, 30s and 40s for the
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37 in white plains. 40 in bridgeport. in case you have plants outside, you may need to take them inside. we have a freeze warning in effect for putnam, northern fairfield until 8:00. pockets of areas may see temperatures at or below freezing. watch out for that for your plans. weather headlines show we're all excited about this weekend warm-up. finally back to the 70s tomorrow. and we say there for a couple of days. it will be cooler near tli coast. even though we're talking about warmer weather, you can exclude yourself from the warm temperatures. you know how this works in spring. it takes a little longer for you to warm up eventually. storm tracker shows not much going on. high pressure dominating the weather through the weekend. hardly any clouds out there right now and it stays that wa i. sunshine from start to finish. just a fantastic day. 52 by 10:00. and near lunchtime, that's when things warm back up into the 60s.
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that's when it feels really warm. breezy but it's a nice breeze. comfortable feel. 60 degrees even at 7:00 p.m. later on today, high temperature of 66. keeping it cooler by the coast. and tomorrow just picture perfect. 70 from new york city northwest as you head into new jersey. we are going to keep it a little cooler in long island and connecticut for your sunday. future tracker is working but not much to show here. this is how it looks. we're not used to seeing this day after day. but we won't see much in the way of that here. it's perfect for the weekend. 66, breezy. again, we're enjoying a breezy cool feel. overnight, 46 for the low. 30s north and west of town once again. and the seven-day forecast shows the warm-ups. tomorrow back to 70 in the city. loads of sunshine again. monday, 76 degrees. couple showers possible monday night into tuesday. then temperatures are knocked
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but we're back into the 70s again on thursday. you want to stay up-to-date with this beautiful spring pattern with the news 4 new york app. tab the logo in the corner and scroll down and select the weather tab. see the latest forecast, use interactive radar, and learn to submit your own weather video. the app is available in the app store right now. this morning we have an i-team exclusive. nypd leaders getting drilled behind doors on crime during their watch. >> we've got this two-part series behind the scenes where nypd careers and real lives can hang in the balance. we've got jonathan dienst now reporting police work you've never seen before. >> now on with emergency. >> somebody got shot. >> reporter: in the south bronx in the 40th precinct there's
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with unsolved killings like this and two shootings where police officers themselves were the target. overall, yes, shootings are down, but residents are seeing a big jump in other major crimes. assaults, robberies -- >> all right, boys and girls. we're up again this thursday. >> reporter: inspector carl valdez is now in charge. in recent months, he tried to reverse these trends. >> we're up 23% in robberies, 400% in burglaries. >> reporter: now he and his team are about to get called to police headquarters for compstat to respond. >> i think a lot of why we're doing this is because of the increases this year and last year. >> somebody just got shot. >> i heard four shots. >> reporter: an afternoon murder
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>> we have video of not the actually homicide but people fleeing. >> we think maybe the shooting victim from last year was the intended target? >> reporter: every major crime, every trend, this team reviews cases. but this week they're calling for answers. >> 53 total robbery arrests last year. but we also have an increase in arrests for crimes. that's something we have to get out. this is my book. it -- >> reporter: after the meeting, the inspector shows us his case book. a hundred cases to stay on top of this month alone. >> analyzing the data, pinpointing the problem. >>. >> reporter: the precinct commander in the end responsible for it all. patrol, housing, detectives, narcotics, warrants. and in the end he will answer to those gathering here at police headquarters. and this week are analyzing crime trends in the bronx.
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problems they see. they want solutions. the chief of department himself picking through some individual cases including shootings. and he questions whether the police response to a housing project was thorough. >> we had had three alerts in an eight-hour period. hours later there's six rounds fired, no supervisor shows up to those things. >> this is what we get paid to do. this is not a got ya. we're looking to do our jobs better. >> it doesn't necessarily mean how well you're doing, how effective you are. do they have enough resources? did they ask for resources? did you shift in? >> reporter: the 40 not the only to be inspected. in the 43, another spike. executive team here each week goes over what's working and what more could be done.
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even though they're slightly. >> reporter: pouring over stat after stat, case after case, 12 holdups in one area in one week. anti-crime cops were sent in and four arrests were made. but if more robberies happen, they will tell downtown even more resources will be needed. >> the plan was in motion two weeks ago when we started seeing the trend going up in a certain direction. i think compstat is essential because at the end of the day you want to ensure that the personnel you have are the right people. >> reporter: before answering downtown, they go to the bronx borough command. >> you're a big number generator. >> there are six robbery patterns. do note that robbery arrests for the year are up. >> making the arrest is one thing. of course always what's after the arrest. know that. >> reporter: the daily preparation where these
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be called out at compstat in front of the police commissioner, top chiefs, and for the first time in front of our cameras. as they get set to explain what they're doing to keep crime down for the people of the bronx. at police headquarters, jonathan dienst, news 4 new york. >> and as jonathan touched upon there, you'll see what happens with these commanders as they get drilled by police brass in front of our cameras. that's going to happen tomorrow. part two of jonathan's series during the 6:00 hour. >> and remember, more investigations mean more answers. if you have something you think the news 4 i-team should look into, call us at 866-news-244. cat greenleaf will dish on talk stoop. >> first though -- hey, everyone.
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opening up "criminal," "barbershop: the next cut," and "the jungle book." which is right for you? let's break it down. "criminal" stars kevin costner the the leading role. he's injected we the memories of a deceased cia agent to help solve a crime. next up, "barbershop: the next cut," ten years later we're back in the shop with ice cube. but big changes. bring in the ladies. namely one with a very large pernlts miss nicki minaj. she adds a fun dynamic. there are some really sweet moments as well as the barbershop becomes even more the heart of the neighborhood. it is awesome. you're going to have to see the movie to get that joke. and finally "the jungle book." i was so excited to see this. based off the animated disney
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is wonderful. and neil seite nailed it. this one is for the whole family. now let's see what movies our fandango fans are buzzing about. here are this week's scores. that's what's going on this weekend at the movies.
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. all right. take note. the fashion police is on patrol. >> melissa rivers joined cat greenleaf on this morning's "talk stoop." >> i'm cat greenleaf. this is melissa rivers. you're the actual fashion police. >> scary, isn't it? >> i'm just saying, how do you
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>> it's been a crazy year around here and i'm still cleaning up messes. but the good news is, fashion police is back. >> fashion is fun. and that is an art form. and you're allowed to have an opinion if you like something or you don't. >> but is everybody allowed to have an opinion or just you? >> everyone is. like my mom always said. all we're really doing is saying on tv what everyone has been sitting on their couch saying to their friends all those years. first of all, being raised by a standup and around other standups, you realize what twisted people they are. my mother was very unusual for a standup in that she was married with children, happy, most standups are very dark people. and she was very much sort of the exception to the rule on that.
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relaxed, easy single girls, boobys up, smiles. look at you. >> as a mother do you think it's important to be home with your son every second or role model out in the world? >> i think the best thing ki do is show him balance. i have taken him to work. he knows i work hard. he also knows i make his things that are important a priority. >> as a child of a famous which he now is, what do you do to keep cooper grounded? >> sometimes just for no reason, just to keep him sharp. up side the head. >> this has been parenting with melissa rivers. joining us next week for water boarding and hazing for fun. >> you can watch a half hour of "talk stoop" with cat greenleaf every sunday at 9:00 p.m. on
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coming up next, documents revealed. and security concerns after the murder of a man sleeping inside a city homeless shelter. we'll have details on that investigation. and another beautifully sunny day heading our way today. let's look outside. getting ready for sunrise. it's going to be a beauty. will you need to protect yourself from the sun today? can you burn this time of year? we'll let you know coming up in
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american workers know how to fight back and rebuild an economy. so does she. we need jobs that provide dignity and a bright future. new penalties to stop companies from moving profits and jobs overseas. for businesses that create manufacturing jobs, a new tax credit. and let's invest in clean energy jobs, with 500 million solar panels installed by the 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
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sky cam live. a little bit of traffic from the heights. a beautiful day taking shape. slow, steady, emersion of spring. >> eventually spring will be arriving. it's only 45 degrees right now, but we'll get there. i think it's going to be really nice.
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raphael miranda in the storm team 4 center. we're going up in a big way, i see a number behind you. >> pair of sixes behind me. above average, guys. we've been stuck below average so far this month. it's been a chilly april. we're turning it around this week. high temperature of 66 degrees. of course the best part is that comes along with loads of sunshine. breezy all day long as well. just a fantastic spring feel for those of you saying we never got spring around here, this is it. this is your spring weekend. definitely want to enjoy it. cooler along the coast. you're probably going to spend time outside today. if you do, you need the sun screen. your uv forecast is a seven. you need to watch out. definitely want to use the sun screen. that first burn of the season can sneak up on it. the uv index is high for today. for a temperature, mostly clear. 30s in many suburbs.
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day. take a look at the seven-day forecast in a few. over to you. >> nice. thank you. the security of homeless shelters in the city is now under scrutiny this morning after a handicap man was found dead in his bed at the bellevue men's shelter. >> it was a story we brought you first on 4. michael george reports. >> reporter: residents at this shelter are all wondering what happened. a 56-year-old homeless man murdered and police still looking for the killer. >> i think they got no security. i don't know what the problem was with that though. they got lots of security. >> reporter: this man knows the man that was murdered. he says he doesn't feel safe at the shelter. >> i sleep with one eye open. >> reporter: police say workers found the 56-year-old resident dead in his bed with a cut to his neck. residents told us the victim was handicapped. detectives think he may have
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someone inside his room. >> the room appeared to be in disarray as if a struggle ensued. ems responded and pronounced the male deceased on scene. >> reporter: this is the third felony at this city shelter this year alone. in response to several violent instances, the administration commissioner says they're upgrading security here and other shelters. and the police department department's conducting with you of the security and safety needs of the shelter system. >> reporter: and we've learned there were actually 24 security staff working at the time of the murder. they are being interviewed by police. michael george, today in new york. an elderly woman who survived a terrifying home invasion is speaking exclusively to news 4 this morning. police searching for two men this morning. 88-year-old showed how they pushed their way into her apartment. that's when those strangers
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pistol whipped her great grandson. >> i got scared because maybe they were going to give me a shot or something like that. but then i just figure because i'm with god. >> police say the two men got away with cash. anyone with information urged to call police. our i-team fought tirelessly to have court documents unsealed in the corruption case against sheldon silver. now the secrets are out. in those documents released yesterday prosecutors accuse silver of having an extramarital affair with a woman who lobbied him on a regular basis. the women's names weren't revealed. silver's attorney calls the allegations salacious. we're expecting to learn new information in the 2013 george washington bridge traffic scandal. this coming to us in coming weeks. thousands of documents are
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law firm who cleared governor christie. subpoena. former aid rij et kelly and bill baroni. the two are accused of creating massive traffic jams. uber will remain in newark. the city made a deal with the ride sharing company. the city and uber had been in a public dispute recently over taxes, licensing, and background checks. said the city would start ticketing or towing uber drivers who operated at the airport. but that has been shelved. the polaski skyway is closed in both directions today. it will remain closed until 6:00 this evening. crews are installing deck panels as part of a rehabilitation project. the work will pick up again next week.
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coming up this sunday only on news 4 new york, you ask the questions and we take them straight to the mayor. >> i have a daughter. she goes to public school in queens. and i want to know what you're going to do about the overcrowding issue in public schools. >> mayor bill de blasio on the city's investment in your children and so much more from the recent spike in slashings to the fight for affordable housing. hear what the mayor had to say or the first edition of "ask the mayor." that's sunday morning at 10:00. new this morning, pope francis has arrived on the greek island of lesbos. to highlight the migrants trying to reach europe. the pope meets with 250 refugees and have lunch with 8 of them. nearly a million people have lost their lives crossing the water from turkey to lesbos and
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take a look at this massive sandstorm that blew over northwest china. the wall of sand you see there enveloped a full county in less than ten minutes. there were reports the winds gusted as high as 75 miles per hour. with the low visibility, the sandstorm as you can imagine caused all sorts of problems. on one highway five vehicles were involved in a fiery crash. one person injured in that. still to come this morning, severe weather sweeping across colorado. how residents are cleaning up there this morning. and storm team 4's raphael miranda returning with a check of our forecast.
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some tornadoes touching down in colorado overnight. one storm bringing hail that measured over an inch in diameter. >> overnight the storm changed
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dump more than a foot of snow in the denver region. nearly seven flights have been canceled into or out of denver's airport today. hopefully getting nowhere near here. >> dpresing to see. >> we're covered by high pressure. the storm track goes around us at this stage in the game. that's going to be the pattern for the next week or so. yeah, i think we are okay with that. we are getting a well-deserved break and saying hello to spring again with temperatures back into the 60s. there's a look at the alexander hamilton bridge. looking like a nice ride if you have to move around the city this morning. roads are dry and basically clear. you can see the sunshine already out there. it's going to be beautiful just like yesterday. but now it's the weekend but even better. heading up to ocean county, new jersey, long beach island. a beautiful start to your beach day at 42 degrees. it is a bit on the chilly side.
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60s later on today. you can see in the weather headlines all excited about that weekend warm-up. temperatures getting warmer day by day. if you're waiting for 70, that's going to happen tomorrow. probably not today in those spots. and it will be cooler nearly coast as we enjoy this warm-up. not so much for you and especially connecticut. you can see on storm tracker we're looking good. lots of sunshine. that's great baseball weather for the mariners taking on the yanks later on today. 63 degrees. a light jacket is all you need. and of course pack your shades if you're heading out to the game. now let's look at on monday, that's when temperatures peak. 76 degrees. that's about 10 to 15 degrees above average. quite a turnaround from the chilly month that started out through april. it will be warm and sunny again. that's where things change. tuesday and wednesday, a back door cold front comes. it's going to knock down those temperatures back into the 60s. which is still where we should be this time of year.
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and maybe a sprinkle or two on tuesday. but nothing significant in terms of any storm activity. keeping it warm, dry, and quiet. you can see on future tracker, get outside and enjoy it. temperatures in the 60s and 50s. and tomorrow back to 70 and sunshine continues on future tracker. 66 is your high for today. touch above average. breezy conditions as well. overnight tonight down to 46 for your low. seven-day forecast has the trend we've been waiting for. 76 on monday. back down to the 60s on tuesday and wednesday. but then look at that, we're back into the 70s on thursday and another chance of rain by friday. you want to stay up-to-date with this beautiful weather, you can track it on the news 4 new york app. just tap that news 4 logo in the corner. scroll down and select the weather tab. there you'll get the latest forecast, use the interactive radar, and learn how to submit your own weather video. the app is available on the app
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>> thank you. from the ice to the diamond, we've got a busy start to the weekend in sports. >> john chandler joins us. >> good morning, everybody. the islanders haven't won a playoff series since president clinton was sworn in. that was 1993. ten years before that that's the last time the islanders won a series. the panthers friday mostly controlled the scoring in game two. barely four minutes in, reilly smith beats thomas c rise. smith again. look at him pass to nick in the slot for the 2-0 lead. late in the second, things get a little bit chippy. seven players earning roughing minors. it all adds up to a 3-1 islanders loss. so that series now all evened up. rangers will try to get even with the penguins this afternoon in game two of their first round
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3:00 right here on news 4. but dan girardi will sit this out with injury after skating in every one of the playoff games since 2007. henrik lundqvist was on the ice friday. he could be in the crease for game two. no damage to his eye after taking a stick to his mask. depends on how much swelling he's dealing with today. friday was jackie robinson day. broke the color barrier back in 1947 in the game. all around major league baseball, every player wearing the number 42. yankees opening a nine-game home stand. the mariners in the bronx for the first of three. brett gardner got his first of the year. that got out in a hurry. naturally in the fifth, baseball karma catches up.
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3-1 mariners lead. mark teixeira grounds out to short. the yankees stranded 12 runners in scoring position. 0 for 12. 3 for their last 34 in the last 30 games. the bombers lose 7-1. a bothersome lat muscle -- he'll try again on sunday. meanwhile bartolo colon got a ton of support in cleveland. batting third in the lineup but making a good case to stay there. deep and gone to center. then in the fifth, the mets homer not once, not twice, but thrice. alejandro de aza. and then yoenis cespedes at the plate smokes his second of the year. neil walker also homering in the inning. the mets hold on to win 6-5.
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two later today here on nbc 4. for today in new york, i'm john chandler. coming up after the break, we've got a sneak peek for you for a film festival in visiones. >> plus we'll introduce you to adorable animals looking for a home today. as we take a live look. pretty big chihuahua.
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[ speaking in foreign language ] that's a sneak peek at a documentary premiering at the 15th annual tribeca film festival. it's called the boxer. we've got the director joining us this morning with more. congratulations.
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>> incredible to be at tribeca. >> it's exciting. a dream come true. >> i could imagine. and this is about a boxer who is from the same part of puerto rico as you're from. tell us more about him. >> he's from the part in the quarters. and he's just an example. he's a kid who's actually struggling through life. and boxing is his only way. very dedicated ed dedicated. he's a very special kid. >> you talk about the symbolism. what you think he represents for the island. >> he's not just an example for younger kids. he's an example for puerto rico. as the island strives to come out. >> a lot going on right now we've got a little clip from the
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[ speaking in foreign language ] >> it's in spanish with english sub titles. you were telling me it's not only about fighting in the ring but just fighting against all odds. and one of the people involved in the film is one of the producers is peter burr. people might be familiar with him in acting. he's also a great director. how did he get involved? >> he saw it and was blown away but it didn't have sub titles. so when we put subtitles in it, he said it needs to be told.
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>> you just finished a follow-up piece called "tito" shot entirely on an iphone. you're giving us here at nbc a first look. we appreciate that. let's take a look at that and then we'll talk about it. [ speaking in foreign language ] >> well, this is premiering april 21st at tribeca. what do you hope audiences will take away from this film and from this story? >> well, the story, like i said before, is just the inspiration that puerto rico even though bad news are around, there are people who are willing to give up the good fight and make it happen. we as a country, we're resourceful. and when we decide to do something, we make it happen.
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he has when he goes to the ring every day, when he goes to training. that is representative of puerto rico. >> very proud of your island. we should let people know it premieres april 21st. other screenings throughout the festival which goes through april 24th. you said people will have to wait to get tickets. >> yeah. it's picking up quick. you want to do it, do it now. >> all right. let's give everyone the website for other films as well at the festival. the website is and your film is the boxer in english. thank you so much and congratulations. >> appreciate it.
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it's time to find out what's coming up in a few minutes on "today." >> coming up on "today," the campaign trail. with three days left until the new york primary, hillary clinton crossing the country. bernie sanders meeting the pope. ted cruz and trump battling it out. we have it all covered. hollywood turns to real life news from the '90s as inspiration for a bunch of new movies and tv shows. why are these decades' old cases just now becoming made for tv moments? plus 30 dogs rescued from inside a burning home in florida. we'll talk to the firefighters who brought the little pups to safety. and we'll have fun with bands playing at coachella. all that and more on "today." >> thank you very much. the time is 6:53.
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cat off the furniture? maybe nancy can help. here to explain. good morning, guys. >> good morning. >> got some cats making noise over here. >> we sure do. a brother/sister combo. >> cats love to play on top of things. and they also provide a cat from scratching on your furniture. a cat tree is a great toy for a cat. >> where should you put it in the house? >> put it in a place where they hang out a lot. preferably in a place they can see everything going on. think of it as a tree that they can sit up on it and see the world go by. >> okay. a kitten like this that's never seen a cat tree before, how do you get them into it? >> great question. because some cats don't adapt to the cat tree right away. put treats and toys on top randomly throughout the day. so they know there'll be a treat up there sometimes. if your cat loves affection which most do, you want to play
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when they get up there, give them lots of affection and fun toys to play with. >> they always like to be kind of high up and looking down and judging us a little bit. >> yes. like on a tree. that's right, judging us. >> king of the castle. let's talk about the kittens david is holding. >> this is a brother and sister combo, domestic short hairs. aren't they adorable? they're eight weeks old. it's rona and her brother. they're both available today at 12:00 at the met library. it's on the bronx expressway. >> brother and sister, david is always the cat whisperer. >> they've been playing all morning. and their temperaments are ideal. >> would it be ideal to get them adopted together? >> that would be ideal. we always recommend if you're adopting, and you're at work all day, adopt two so they have someone to play with pl.
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here waiting to see this guy here. >> this is a chihuahua and we were thinking a little bit of maybe an italian greyhound. his name is gideon. he's only 1 year old. i'll pick him up. he's got a lot of energy to him. but also loves to cuddle. >> nice bone structure there. hugging right up top you there. >> he's available today in midtown at the biscuits and bath on 57th and 1st at 11:00 a.m. this morning. he's very friendly. really good dog. but also has a lot of energy because he's still a baby. he's 1 year old. going to need a lot of walks. little bit of training. >> so this sort of dog, you don't need an alarm clock. come 6:00 a.m., he's going to jump on your bed. >> with all that puppy energy. be prepared to go for a lot of walks with this one but he's so
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>> thank you. you can find more information on the website on the screen there. back in a moment with a final check of your weekend forecast.
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alright guys. i want to show you some cutting edge technology. this is a vhs tape. push that tape in and hit play. 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 between fill ups. it's got every technology there is. the prius actually belongs on the table. 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
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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, and i approve this message. i think this weather will be universally loved today. >> time to break out the barbecue. >> that's right. not a lot to complain about. look at the seven-day forecast. 66 and sunny and breezy today. a delightful spring feel. tomorrow we've been waiting for it. 70 degrees for your sunday. feels even milder than sunday. 76 on monday. loads of sunshine there. it's not until monday night into tuesday we have the slight
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nothing major there. and then the temperatures back down to the 60s tuesday and wednesday. that's where we should be this time of the year. back to 70s again on thursday. >> thank you so much, raphy. we're coming back a little bit earlier today. we'll be back at 8:30 this morning. >> weekend "today" is next. we'll see you in a bit. good morning. breaking overnight. wild weather. huge tornadoes caught on camera in oklahoma. today, 2 million people under severe weather threat with a possibility of more twisters, hail and damaging winds. while a little farther west, up to 2 feet of snow is possible in the mountains of colorado. dylan is tracking it. rubbing elbows and throwing


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