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37 in belvedere. 37 in oakland. you also see some low 40s from the gap towards the city in the upper 40s. white plains, 44. hudson valley, 30s, low 40s. most of long island in the 40s. you will need the jacket early on but not in the afternoon as it turns much milder. a southwest wind will take hold. we see high clouds out across pennsylvania that will move in our direction. the rain-making clouds entering indiana and ohio still hours from getting in here. one more dry day today. enjoy it. take along the shades. a fair amount of sun mixing in with the clouds. a forecast high of 75 degrees. that takes care of weather. you know what that means, let's check out traffic with lauren. >> a remind their we do have the united nations convention today. so you will see closures on the east side, 1st avenue from 42nd up to 48th. 44th through 46th will be shut down between 1st and 2nd.
and 42nd street. leave yourself extra time if you're coming in from the east side a live look outside, the alexander hamilton bridge. things moving along nicely. work on the cross bronx expressway, some minor delays there. more weather and traffic ahead on the fours. new this morning, we have new surveillance video of a man police say preyed on a jogger in prospect park. she was running early yesterday morning when the suspect attacked her and threatened to rape her. jen maxfield is live with what police would like you to see today. >> reporter: that's right. it's an incredibly frightening situation. the woman is 23 years old. it was around this time yesterday morning when she was out for that early morning jog when she was attacked on the west side of prospect park near garfield place. she was able to get away from the man who throat eatened to rape her but no before he slashed her
police are releasing a new sketch that they hope makes a break in the case. he has light facial hair, stands about six feet tall. dressed all in black wearing black sneakers with white soles. he is wanted for attempted sexual assault after the young woman told police he attacked her from behind and threatened to rape her from knifepoint. the young woman fought back and managed to break away but not before he slashed her in the hand. she required stitches but is in stable condition. neighbors say this is an unbelievable situation in a park that many considered safe. we saw the nypd does have a presence in the park this morning. a large flood light and a police cruiser inside the park as well. neighbors here are certainly hoping that the release of this sketch and the surveillance video early this morning will help police make an arrest in this case. now back to you. >> thank you. somebody attacked a livery
and katherine creag is in yoch with the search for the suspect. the suspect with a knife or used the knife in the attack, kat. >> reporter: indeed. from what it looks like the victim tried to walk a little ways, but he was badly hurt and heavily bleeding. the car ended up in the middle of the street. look at this video. this is police officers looking at that car gathering evidence, taking photographs. numerous pictures in and around the vehicle. this is on cedar place and highland avenue in yonkers. after 1:00 this morning a livery cab driver was robbed and stabbed. the victim rushed to a hospital. this is also a residential area, lots of housing up and down the block. we are awaiting more information from police and the taxi company. we put in a call to them as well. back to you. >> kat, thank you very much. happening today, the so-called ninja burglar is expected to plead guilty to burglary charges.
targeting more than 100 homes on staten island through the course of the past decade. because of the statute of limitations, he only faces three burglary charges on staten island. investigators say he got caught after committing similar crimes across the tri-state. we are 106 days away from the opening of the rio olympics. right now the olympic torch is being lit in greece. live pictures now. the torch will travel across the globe to brazil. when it gets there, it will travel around that country making stops in hundreds of towns. the games begin august 5th and close on the 21st. >> that's exciting to see. 5:04. time for a check of weather and traffic on the fours. looking good in greece, chris. >> yes, it is gold medal weather continues for another day before we see showers move in for tomorrow. for today, while it's chilly in the suburbs, starting out in the 30s and 40s, warms up nicely this afternoon.
not quite that pristine blue sky we saw yesterday. warmer afternoon temperatures, in the mid to upper 60s yesterday. mid to upper 70s in the area today. the areas not in the 70s, those south-facing shorelines. water temperatures in the upper 40s and low 50s. it will be cooler along the coastal areas. right now, mostly clear. we slipped into the 40s in the city. we will bounce back to the 50s at 8:00 a.m. 60s by noon, 70s by the mid to late afternoon. sepiven-day forecast, weekend outlook all straight ahead. here's lauren for an outlook on the commute. a couple of bus detours. the bx 15, m15 and m15 select bus service. something else doing fine is the rails. that includes the subways, including lirr, new jersey trans transset and path. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect.
the loss of legendary female wrestler chyna. joan marie lawyer urere died at her home in rodondo beach. she rose to fame in 1997 billed as the ninth wonder of the world. she broke barriers by wrestling against male competitors. she was 45 years old. on long island some home owners hit hard by hurricane sandy are picking up the pieces once again. thouis time they have to start cleaning up from a fire. an electrical fire started this fire in lindenhurst. a mother and child were home at time but got out safely. the wind spread that fire to a neighboring home and the embers started a nearby brush fire and three other homes were damaged. >> families are still recovering from superstorm sandy, and then for this fire to occur here is unfortunate. >> a neighboring home had just been rebuilt after it had been destroyed by sandy.
weeks away from moving back in. two firefighters were treated for smoke inhalation. >>o > ecuador's president says he will impose a one-time tax on the rich to rebuild from that huge earthquake and all the damage that it left behind. the search for survivors and the dead goes on. the official death toll is close to 600. today hillary clinton will be joined by some families who are still struggling in the aftermath of the sandy hook school massacre. secretary clinton will be with them in hartford, connecticut. she will talk about the need for tighter gun control. connecticut's primary is in five days. new york state's attorney general will investigate complaints regarding this past tuesday's presidential primary. >> cast our vote! >> supporters of senator bernie sanders were protesting in
voter irregularities. this is where 126,000 democrats were mysteriously purged from voting rolls. eric schneiderman says his office got about 1,000 complaints. he said he will audit the city board of elections and is deeply troubled by the volume of voting irregularity complaints he's seen. coming up on the "today" show there will a donald trump town hall live on the plaza. that's at 7:00 after "today in new york." right now it's 5:08. happening today, the postal worker who was allegedly beaten by two nypd detectives will be speaking out about his lawsuit against the two detectives were indicted on assault charges yesterday. they're accused of beating the man, kareem baker, after he left work in october of 2015. baker's attorney claims he had been systematically harassed by police since 2014, a year before. that's when baker gave
then went on to execute two nypd officers in brooklyn. happening today, hundreds of new yorkers expected to gather at city hall to demand police reform. they'll be joining victims of alleged police abuse to call for changes to mayor deblasio's community policing program. a lot have criticized the program saying it doesn't address police accountability. th eey would like the new york city council to pass legislation that would require officers to identify themselves. in new jersey, another school district has found lead in their drinking water. six water fountains in the leonia district in new jersey. those fountains were shut off. in all 96 sources of drinking water have been affected, but the different has not said in which building those tainted fountains are. con edison has reached a
kickback scheme. in the deal, utility customers will get back $171 million that breaks down to $13 for electric customers, and $22 for gas customers. just out this morning, a new report that breaks down the rent affordability of new york city. most people don't say rent and affordable in the same sentence. we'll tell you which borough that is the worst and the borough where there is some relief. and how soon you can make money on facebook without quitting your day job. and we'll have weather and traffic on the fours coming up. we are looking at the george washington bridge there.
police tell us a suspect stabbed a livery cab driver in yonkers. the driver was robbed and stabbed. this morning they're looking for who did it. volkswagen coming to an agreement in that emissions scandal. the associated press reports the company agreed to pay some customers as much as $5,000 each in restitution. there's a hearing scheduled today in california. also today is the second annual red cross giving day. carvel offering a sweet incentive to give. the ice cream chain donating $20,000 to the organization and treating customers to free junior cones from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. today. >> great, this is ice cream eating weather. heading into the 70s today. talking about the warming trend we've had over the last week or so around here. april started out cold, but we're making up for time. forecast high today, 75 degrees. that's the normal high for may 30th. the average high this time of year is 63.
today, as we were all week. as far as the rain, we have a deficit going on here. it is getting dry, more serious. that's why we have the fire danger. more than five inches below normal since the start of march. we will get some rain in here but not until tomorrow afternoon and evening. a little frosty in spots. all these counties shaded in pink, a frost advisory in effect until 8:00 a.m. anything delicate put out there, might have a little frost issue. 36 in stonykill. rh.inebeck, 32. 44 in hopewell junction. 44 in white plains. upper 40s in the city. 43 in long branch. a lot of 30s for the northern half of new jersey. 40s for long island and coastal areas of connecticut. the next weathermaker, this rain stretching out across the midwest. this cold front will move in our direction. the blocking pattern breaking down. so more frequent systems from the west and you'll see that pattern next week where every couple of days we'll have a
not for today, mid 70s. clouds thicken up tonight, but it's mild, upper 50s. no rain tonight, tomorrow showers move in from the west, maybe a gusty thunderstorm possible late afternoon and early evening. ahead of that front, if there are any breaks in the cloud cover, we could get close to 80 degrees in the afternoon. the yankees tonight, beautiful evening, 67 degrees. only dropping into the low 60s probably during the game. barely need a light jacket. for the weekend, upper 60s saturday. dries out. clouds giving way to a clearing trend. mid 60s on sunday. monday, clouds increase. late monday, more likely monday night, another chance of showers that could last until tuesday. again, back at 70 degrees. 75 today, warmest day tomorrow, that could be the wettest day. 60s over the weekend but dry with sunshine. monday, increasing clouds, there's the next round of showers into tuesday. dries out wednesday with a high
approaching 5:17. let's find out about the commute. lauren? >> not too many problems on the roads. we have road work in connecticut jamming things up. here's a live look at the connecticut turnpike heading southbound, delays through bridgeport this is in the process of clearing. we'll also take a live look outside at the bqe making your way towards the brooklyn bridge. construction delays out there. they do go back quite a ways at this point. not a fun ride on the bqe. heading over to the belt parkway, much better news, smooth sailing making your way pa lst kennedy airport. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. next weather and traffic on the 4s. in politics this morning, it's full steam ahead for the front-runners after winning new york. at this point tough technically for hillary clinton to lose the nomination. donald trump pushing the competition to drop out, plus
we'll get more from nbc's tracie potts live in washington. donald trump using a teleprompter? >> yeah, he's already been practicing. we confirmed that. he's got a new speech writer, has a big foreign policy speech coming up in d.c. next week. he has internal changes going on where folks are telling us from the campaign that he will be spending more time talking about policy. you saw bit of a preview of this after new york where he referred to senator cruz as opposed to lying ted cruz, though he went back to that a day later. bottom line, it looks like they're trying to make donald trump more presidential. neither protests nor parody are slowing down donald trump. >> i promise you, we'll get the nomination. >> reporter: trump will reportedly tone it down using a speech writer, talking foreign policy, but still leaning on ted cruz to drop out.
ted cruz to get the nomination. he's out. >> reporter: cruz says is he not the only one in trouble. >> donald trump is not getting to 1237, nobody is getting to 1237. >> reporter: john kasich says he is not going anywhere. scott walker says he will support trump if he wins. >> that's the person i hope and will be the nominee, in the end i will support the republican running. >> reporter: bernie sanders team admits it will be an uphill battle. hillary clinton is calling for unity unity. >> we've got to unify our country. we have to quit the divisiveness. >> reporter: after new york she can lose every state and still win the nomination. sanders is behind in delegates but still has money to fight hillary clinton to take her on. the latest filings show he raised $46 million last month. a lot from those small donations he likes to talk about.
bank. >> $27, average donation. thank you very much. >> 5:19. new this morning, a report released that should come as no surprise to new yorkers struggling to pay their rent. according to an annual report by street easy, the average new yorker will spend two-thirds of their household income on rent. the study shows the rent income ratio went up the most in queens from last year to this year. manhattan, by the way, the only borough where the ratio is expected to decline. in the cnbc money report, all that time you spend on facebook, maybe you could earn some money out of it. the online social network is exploring a few options. they may add a virtual tip jar where people can toss you a few bucks if they like a particular post. that's crazy. then maybe you can also earn some money -- you can do this by posting branded content, doing
it's official, harriet tubman will bump andrew jackson from the front of the $20 bill. the civil war era abolitionist will become the first ever african-american and the first woman in modern history to appear on u.s. paper currency. she was a soldier, a spy, and operated the underground railroad. as for the former president from tennessee, he is moving to the back of that bill. leaders of the women's suffrage moment will also be on the back of the $10 bill. all those new designs should be ready by the year 2020. many people think it was the popularity of the musical "hamilton" that may have saved alexander sam hamilton's position on the front of the $10 bill. exciting changes. it is 5:21 right now. the comments that got an espn analyst thrown off the air. and now how target is weighing in on the recent debate
of this 1976 classic. martin scorsese directed it and it stars robert de niro. nbc 4 is a proud sponsor of the tribeca film festival. check out nbcnewyork.com for more. 5:24, time for weather and traffic on the 4s. that's when people discovered robert de niro. still up-and-coming actor back then. >> a classic. >> the first time i saw the movie in its entirety, this year. >> really? >> yeah. >> good, huh? >> it looks at the grittiness of new york. >> '70s in new york. >> it was a party. >> or a petri dish, not sure. we're talking about a much nicer city today, sunshine, a warm breeze. temperatures in the mid to upper 70s this afternoon. if you're along the south-facing shorelines you will find
the wind coming off the chillier water. clouds thicken up tonight, no rain. that story changes tomorrow. tomorrow we may have to find that umbrella, showers back in the forecast. >> all right. >> nice break. >> what's happening, lauren? >> not too many problems for the commute. the commuter checklist, metro-north, lirr, new jersey path and subways doing fine. a live look outside at the brooklyn bridge. things are moving along nicely on the span. there's the bqe actually. you can see delays. brooklyn bridge, you can see it. see the headlights going across? >> yeah. yeah. >> those are not martians? >> it's the shadows, you can see the bqe backed up. espn has fired former red sox pitcher and analyst curt schilling. the move comes after schilling posted controversial comments about the transgender community on facebook. in a statement espn called the
is an inclusive company. last year schilling was suspended over a tweet that co rmpared muslims to nazis. target is the latest company to announce a transgender friendly bathroom policy. the chain offering employees and customers to use the fitting rooms and bathrooms that match their gender identities. target released a statement on tuesday that said everybody deserved to be protected from discrimination and deserves to be treated equally. still ahead, the vote today that could mean more protection for you when you're riding in a taxi. from road rage to an arrest what police caught on video that led to one person being taken away in handcuffs. police in brooklyn are hoping that some new surveillance video will help them catch the man who attacked a young jogger in prospect park early yesterday. i'm jen max field, a live report coming up. and if you're about to head
right now the search for a suspect in the stabbing of a livery cab driver. we just spoke with that driver. what he told us coming up. and a look at the man police say attacked a woman in prospect park. and hundreds of new jersey students return to class today but will they resume standardized testing after a computer glitch? good morning. it's 5:31 on this thursday, april 21st. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm kerry barrett in for darlene today. >> chris, can't complain, near the 50s in some places. >> good morning, san diego. that's what we got, san diego weather. starting out in the 40s and 50s. ending up in the 70s. chillier to the north. sloatsburg down to 34. in the city, upper 40s, 49. most of long island mid 40s. low 40s jersey shore. a chunk of 30s in the upper half of new jersey, poconos and
a few high clouds off to the south and west will mix in from time to time today. the rain clouds well out to the midwest. that's a day away or so, tomorrow afternoon into tomorrow night our best chance for showers. no rain to worry about today. take the shades with you. temperatures warming nicely, 70 by lunch time. mid 70s this afternoon. let's see how the commute is treating us. lauren scala has the latest. >> it's being nice to us. lots of green on the maps. we do have united nations convention in session today. you will see a lot of street closures. 1st avenue from 42nd to 48th, and 44th through 46th. possible full closures but not all day. a quick live look outside at the inbound side of the lincoln tunnel. a few problems here earlier outbound, everything moving along just fine inbound and outbound at all the hudson river crossings. more weather and traffic coming up on the fours.
and a sketch of the man police say attacked a woman in prospect park. that woman was jogging early yesterday morning when the suspect told her he was going to rape her. "today in new york's" jen maxfield is in the park with the sketch police want everyone to see. this is a super popular park. a lot of people feel safe going in there at all hours. >> reporter: exactly. this park is known for being safe. people love jogging in the park, taking their children to the park. you can imagine this attack has shaken the neighborhood. we have seen the nypd in the park this morning. they have a large flood light up. there are jog e out and about already this morning. police are hoping this sketch and surveillance video will help them make an arrest in the case. police are hoping for a break. the suspect is described as having light facial hair, standing around six feet tall. you can see in this video that he was wearing all black with black sneakers with white soles. he's wanted for attempted sexual
told police she was out jogging on prospect park west right near garfield place when he attacked her from behind, tackling her to the ground and threatening to rape her at knifepoint. the young woman broke free and ran away but not before he slashed her in the hand with his knife. she re is in stable condition. neighbors here hope the release of this sketch and surveillance video will help police identify the suspect. that's the latest live from prospect park, now back to you. also new this morning reports that somebody stabbed a livery driver in yonkers it happened on cedar place near an elementary school. katherine creag is there. you just got off the phone with the victim. is that right? >> reporter: right. it's remarkable to think this
stomach is able to have a conversation. he is doing all right and in the hospital. he was slashed in the hand and stomach and had to leave his vehicle here in the middle of the street because he was badly bleeding. we want to show you his car in the middle of the street. he is a livery cab driver. i just talked with him. he's in the hospital now. the victim, a 64-year-old man, told me he was driving a passenger when all of a sudden the person said he wanted all of his money. this was just after 1:00 in the morning. the suspect slashed the driver in the hand and stabbed him in the stomach. the suspect got away with $150. the driver believes the suspect is in his 40s. he also did not know if the suspect had a gun. this whole ordeal frightening for that 64-year-old driver. he has family en route to the hospital where he is recovering. despite this entire ordeal he hopes to get out of the hospital
>> happening now, police are trying to find two robbery suspects who they say targeted more than a dozen cab drivers in queens. this video of the two men is not very clear, but police say it shows the suspects, they follow livery cab drivers back to their homes and rob them at gun point. this hit 14 times in queens since march 3rd it happens as drivers ended their shifts. 5:36, time to check weather and traffic. another beautiful day. a little rain on the way, but we need that. >> we do need rain. it's dry out there. one more dry day today, unseasonably warm day heading our way. chilly in the suburbs. some numbers down in the 30s. some frost advisories in the distant suburbs. warming up quickly. sunshine mixing with high clouds. a dry day.
across the inland. south-facing beaches, generally in the low to mid 60s this afternoon. mostly clear in the city, 49 degrees in town. we slipped into the upper 40s even in the city. 50s by 8:00. 60s by noon. and back to the 70s this afternoon with a warm breeze out of the south and west. let's find out about the commute. >> we were having a nice commute but new problems just came in the ramp is shut down from the eastbound bqe to the westbound grand central parkway. if you're headed towards the tri borough bridge this will be a problem. delays starting to build quickly out here. a live look at long island expressway in queens, this is out by the queens boulevard exit, exit 19, an accident out there in the left lane. things are starting to jam up here as well. i'll keep a close eye on that for you. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect
next weather and traffic on the 4s. on long island, a wind-swept fire destroyed homes that were also heavily damaged by hurricane sandy. officials say that an electrical problem started this fire on east santa barbara road in lindenhurst pretty much gutted that home. thankfully the mother and the child were inside and both got out safely. the home next door caught on fire as well. then embers started a nearby brush fire. that neighboring home had just been rebuilt. the owners were two weeks away from moving back in. investigators trying to figure out what caused a crash that killed an ambulance driver and patient on long island. police say the driver lost control and hit this stone support of the eagle avenue overpass on the southern state parkway. this happened noon yesterday. the lights and sirens on the ambulance were silent, which suggests it was not speeding. a third person in the ambulance survived. happening today, the taxi and limousine commission voting
passengers from sexual harassment. this makes it clear to drivers that they cannot comment on appearance, ask passengers out on dates or talk about sex. the connecticut department of motor vehicles expects to be back to normal today. some customers were waiting for up to three hours yesterday. the dmv says anyone's license who expired between sunday and wednesday have until midnight tonight to renew. you'll have to get it done today. also in connecticut, an eye in the sky will be looking down on parks in stanford. the city is launching a pilot program to put security cameras in the parks, this after a murder and sexual assault at two parks last fall. if the cameras are successful the mayor says more will be installed in public places across the city. and the mta's board approved billions of dollars in capital
doubts that the 2nd avenue subway will open on time. the money will go to upgrades for new train cars, buses and a new fare payment system, and restores funding for the next phase of the 2nd avenue subway. the first phase will open in december, but completion of the 72nd street entrance is a concern. the mta acknowledging that the contractor has not agreed to a faster timetable. andrew siff put that question directly to the mta chairman. >> do you have the ability to open and skip 72nd street and run the trains to 86th and 96th? if not, why not? >> theoretical question we're not answering at this time. the independent engineer has identified some risks associated with that project with respect to our being able to open when we said we're going to be able to open. that's where the focus is. the intense focus on that project for the past six months is focused on that. we're going to keep the pressure
open. >> coming up in a few months, jude law contracting did not respond to calls for comments. standardized testing expected to resume tomorrow. these tests were shut down because of a commuter glitch. state educators quickly blamed pearson, the test administrator, for the problem. more than 50,000 students were affected statewide. caught on camera, a road rage incident that escalated into a stabbing. you won't believe what one man did after this attack. and we'll tell you how one student's determine nation to go to college has made her an internet star. and weather and traffic on the fours coming up. look at that beautiful skyline of manhattan from the new jersey side.
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we're heading towards 70s this afternoon. breeze out there. the flags still flapping in the wind. it will be a breezy afternoon. with temperatures in the 70s, that's a perfect combination. also one more dry day before some rain starts to move in. we have slipped to the upper 40s in the city. mostly clear, 49. southwest wind, the warm wind direction at 8 miles per hour. beautiful day heading our way. warming up to the 70s. rain and thunderstorms tomorrow night, but out of here for the weekend. we'll cool down a bit over the weekend to the 60s. way above normal for a while, in april we were well below normal, and the month may end up back above normal. a lot of northwest new jersey, warren, sussex county, morris county, hunderdon county into
upper 40s in the city. mid 40s out across long island, jersey shore and coastal areas of connecticut. here's the next weathermaker that will bring rain our way. the blocking pattern that has been in place all week is finally shifting eastward. that's allowing some of that wet weather out west to get in here. for the time being, we're in good shape. generally clear skies, high clouds showing up to the west. that will mix in with sunshine from time to time. another dry one, cooler south-facing shorelines. mild tonight. no rain expected overnight tonight. we're dry into tomorrow morning's commute it is dry for most of us. we watch the showers move in tomorrow afternoon and tomorrow evening. a strong gusty thunderstorm, but up around 80. weekend, back into the 60s. clouds exit early saturday morning. sunshine returns saturday afternoon and sunday. clouds move back in on monday. could be a couple showers later in the day. temperatures up around 70. next week a pattern where every
that possibility of a few showers. late clouds today, warm, 75. 80 tomorrow. watch for showers and thunderstorms. weekend looks dry. sun returns, mid to upper 60s. late shower monday into tuesday, and temperatures into the 60s. any issues for the commute, lauren? >> most are in for a nice commute. the only place we're seeing problems and delays is in queens. heading over to the bqe, heading eastbound, there's an overturned vehicle on the ramp to the grand central parkway westbound this is where 278 and the grand central get together. there are some minor delays out there. the grand central parkway moving along nicely westbound through here. not affecting that roadway. a live look at the expressway westbound, a disabled vehicle by exit 18, queens boulevard exit. heading over to the cross bropgs
there. smooth sailing right now. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect today. we'll have your weather and traffic on the 4s. a man in florida faces charges. he's accused of stabbing a man during a road rage incident that was caught on video. so you can see it here. police say the men started arguing inside a gas station, it spilled outside, punches thrown, and one man pulls out a knife and stabs the other twice. the man with the knife then calmly pumped his gas and drove off. the victim is expected to recover. former assembly speaker sheldon silver has reportedly written a letter of apology to the judge who will soon sentence him on corruption charges. according to the "new york times," silver wrote to the judge to say he regrets failing the people of new york. still remains to be seen how this apology could affect his
silver's lawyers say the 72 should get little to no prison time because of his age and health. amazon is selling digital textbooks to new york city schools this fall. the "wall street journal" reporting that the company wanted a three-year deal worth about $30 million. amazon will sell content through an internal marketplace. in turn they will earn a 10% to 15% commission. the deal, however, does not include hardware such as the kindle. connecticut lawmakers are going to begin phasing out plastic and paper bags. the state senate voted on the bill yesterday it requires stores to reduce the number of disposable bags they give out by a third by the year 2021. the goal is to get customers to bring their own reusable bags. the measure goes to the house for its approval. in boston or near boston there's a high school senior that admits she's getting some raised eyebrows but a lot of success with her college tuition fund-raising drive. emily spent some time holding a
she's a straight "a" student, cannot afford college even though she has a scholarship and holds two jobs. over two days she managed to pick up $600. >> the cost of college is insane. it's unfair really. i don't think it should be like this. >> she took her fund-raiser online to a go fund me page, that's when her donations took off. she has raised thus far more than $22,000, which was pretty close to her $30,000 goal. she'll get there. >> i hope so. right now britt season ain is celebrating the 90th birthday of queen elizabeth. this is the scene outside windsor castle. there will be a 21-gun salute around britain. this will take place in about an hour. the palace released some nice pictures down by the legendary annie leibovitz. and there she is with princess anne. >> it's cool not to see just the
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. beautiful shot this morning of the statue of liberty. we'll check weather and traffic in a moment. first some adorable new additions at the bronx zoo. two new species of lemurs making their debut. two are ring-tail lemurs, that little guy is a baby brown collared lemur. they were born in march. they are in the madagascar exhibit. if you're planning to visit, look close. they stay close to their mothers. >> i guess they travel underneath them, don't they? aren't they darling? >> very cute. >> lauren is not a fan. >> cuter than the pandas? they're cute. they are cute. >> the pandas are in a league of their own. >> she's a lemur hater. >> anti-lemite. >> you kids. lemurs have the nice weather like the rest of us have. another warm day at the zoo.
if you're living along south-facing shorelines, eastern long island, coastal connecticut, a bit cooler with the wind off the water. mid 60s. clouds take over tonight, but no rain. stays dry. it's thursday, think about the weekend. actually after the showers tomorrow, they're gone. it clears up saturday. by late morning, upper 60s and brilliant sunshine sunday with highs in the mid 60s. the looking nice. >> indeed. thank you. >> nice to go out and see the lemurs, huh? they're fantastic. >> if you're taking the buss to get to the lemurs, we have some delays, the bx 15 and the m15 are on detour this morning. the inbound side of the george washington bridge where not only is the road moving along nicely but so is the camera. very minor delays heading into the tolls. over at the lincoln tunnel things are starting to build a
maybe 5, 10 minutes. the owe lympic torch is officially lit. the lighting ceremony underway in olympia, greece. these are live pictures. from greece the torch will travel across the global to brazil where it will travel around the country making stops in tunds of towns there. we're your home for the olympics beginning august 5th. a new report is revealing there's three surprising links for stomach cancer. 17 million adults were studied. researchers found having three or more alcoholic drinks a day increased the risk of stomach cancer. the risk also rose for every 50 grams of processed meat consumed each day. they say obesity plays a role as well making stomach cancer the 11th type of cancer linked to excess body fat. another reason why people have to watch what they eat and watch how much exercise you do. >> constant battle.
possible sabotage. verizon says it is seeing a spike of incidents since their workers went on strike. we'll tell you where and how the union is responding. and also at 6:00 a.m., new information in overnight about that frightening attack on a jogger in prospect park. we're live with new images that police want you to see. if you're about to head out the door, take us with you. keep watching, download the news 4 app on your mobile device right now.
new clues in a frightening attack on a jogger in prospect park as we get our first look at the suspect. also new this morning, somber news from the entertainment world, wrestling and reality world tv star, chyna is dead. and donald trump may be ready to change some of his campaign tactics. could we be seeing a kinder, gentler presidential race? "today in new york" starts now. good morning, 6:00 a.m. on
it's april 21st, i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm kerry barrett in for darlene today. >> we want to check in with chris cimino. looking nice behind us. >> brightening up nicely. a day that will feature a good deal of sun. a few high clouds. starting out chilly in the suburbs. eastern suffolk county down to 39. 46 in hampton bay. the city back around 50. lots of 30s through the northern half of new jersey. that's the jacket wearing weather area as it is through the hudson valley and interior connecticut. nobody needs the jacket this afternoon. things warm up nicely. we had our first push of high clouds dying out to the west of us. there's more to come. eventually the rain out in the midwest gets back in tear tomorrow and not today. today, plan on sunshine, a few high clouds. breezy in the afternoon, but a warm breeze. closing in on 70 for noontime. forecast high of 75 degrees. checking on the commute right now, here is lauren. if you're just tuning in,
live look out there. there's a disabled vehicle inbound the south tube there. you can see things not moving along at all. lincoln tunnel the spot to avoid. at the george washington bridge, no delays heading into the tolls. holland also doing fine. heading over to queens, the long island expressway, an accident westbound by exit 19, queens boulevard. you'll start tapping your brakes at exit 25. we have a couple other problems out there as well. details on weather and traffic on the 4s. we're getting our first look at the man wanted for a frightening attack on a jogger in prospect park. the victim was jumped from behind as she was running near garfield place and prospect park west. "today in new york's" jen max maxfield is there with this new information that came in overnight. >> reporter: police are hoping this information will help them
case that is so frightening and very surprising for people who live near prospect park, which has a reputation for being so safe for everybody at all hours. this attack happened yesterday around 5:15 in the morning. the young woman, 23, was jogging in prospect park near garfield place. you can see by this sketch that the man has light facial hair. the surveillance video shows he was wearing all black, black sneakers with white soles. the young woman jogging yesterday around 5:15. though told police this man tacked her from behind, tackled her to the ground and showed her a knife and threatened to rape her. the young woman managed to fig back and get a wa fight back and get away. she was slashed in the hand and is in a local hospital in stable condition. police are in the park this morning. they had a large flood light up. we've seen people jogging this morning.
running in pairs this morning in prospect park. police hoping by releasing that new information that there will be a break in the case. that's the latest live from prospect park in brooklyn, back to you. >> thank you very much. police investigating the stabbing of a livery cab drive ner driver in yonkers. katherine creag spoke to the driver by phone. he's in the hospital. he says a passenger slashed him in the hand and stabbed him in the stomach before stealing $150. the passenger left this guy bleeding in the street. we'll have a live report from katherine coming up at 6:30. wrestling fans are mourning the loss of the legendary wrestler, chyna. her manager says chyna, whose real name is joan marie laurer died at her home in redondo beach, california. the rochester native rose to fame in the wwe back in 1997. she was billed at the ninth wonder of the world.
wrestling against male competitors. she was 45 years old. in new jersey, another school district is finding lead in its drinking water. high lead levels were found in six water fountains in the leonia school district in north jersey. those fountains have been shut off. the district tested 98 sources of drinking water in all. the district has not said in which buildings these tainted fountains were found. students in new jersey will try once again to take the standardized testing known as parcc. the testing was shut down because of a computer glitch. more than 50,000 students were impacted statewide. >> a beautiful day out there. >> what more can we say. a little chilly in some of the suburbs. we'll have to shake that with
clouds mixing in, temperatures should easily climb into the 70s this afternoon from the city inland. south-pacing shorelines, coastal areas a bit cooler. wind coming off the water. this time of year, the water temperatures takes longer to warm up. it's 50 in the city right now. mostly clear. we'll mix in a few high clouds from time to time today. the breeze kicks up. lunch outdoors, not a bad idea. hold on to the napkin. 73 by 3:00, forecasting a high of 75. change is in the works. let's talk commute with lauren scala. >> that disabled vehicle inbound at the lincoln tunnel has cleared. delays at about 15 minutes into the tolls. you can head that way. it won't be as bad as it could have been. an accident on the new york state thruway, this is six miles north of the woodbury tolls. not causing a delay yet. on the bqe we have the off-ramp closed to the grand central parkway westbound because of a
the grand central parkway is the way to go. let's talk about the u.n. we have street closures including some that are not fully closed, 2nd avenue, 42nd street expect some lanes blocked. things will be jammed up out here. take the trains, they're all operating on or close to schedule. more weather and traffic on the 4s. right now president obama is in saudi arabia meeting with leaders of the mideast gulf states. we got some new video. you can see the president being greeted by those leaders. the president will try to ease strains with them regarding several pore foreign policy issues including america's nuclear deal with iran and the terror threat imposed by isis is also on the table. ecuador's president says he will impose a one-time tax on the rich to rebuild from that huge earthquake and all the damage that it left behind. the search for survivors and the
to 600. in presidential politics, look for donald trump to deliver fewer off the cuff speeches. we want to show you him last night campaigning in maryland. he now plans on using a teleprompter and a speech writer. his new convention manager is taking more control of the campaign and their effort to win 1237 delegates needed to secure the nomination. we'll hear from donald trump live and in person coming up on the "today" show. the republican and his family will join matt and savannah for a live town hall on rock er efeller plaza. last night hillary clinton held a rally in philadelphia hot off her win here in new york state. this morning she's going to be in connecticut ahead of the connecticut primary on tuesday. secretary clinton will join several families impacted by gun
she has been critical of her democratic opponent, senator bernie sanders, on the issue of gun control. senator sanders is campaigning in pennsylvania. new york state's attorney general is vowing to get to the bottom of the voting problems that were reported during the presidential primary. those complaints sparking a protest yesterday in brooklyn by some support others of bernie sanders. 126,000 democrats in that borough were purged from voting rolls. state a.d. eric schneiderman said his office got about 1,000 complaints. new this morning, the olympic torch is burning once again. just few minutes ago the torch lighting ceremony was held in athens, greece. the torch is expected to arrive in rio on august 5th. you can follow the journey on twitter. the torch has its own official
it is @olympicflames. new developments in the vw emissions testing scandal. landon dowdy has more on that. >> reporter: volkswagen reached a deal with u.s. authorities to settle the case over its cheating of diesel emissions tests. vw will buy back over 600,000 cars, and pay about $5,000 to owners each. it is official, treasury secretary jack lew announcing harriet tubman will replace andrew jackson on the face of the $20 bill. alexander hamilton will remain on the $10 bill. lew said her story of courage led to her being picked.
there will be other women on the $5 bill, among them eleanor roosevelt. >> the more women the better. is verizon's equipment being sabotaged. verizon saying it's seeing a spike of incidents since workers went on strike. we'll tell you where and how the union is responding. and later, a new report on rent across the five boroughs. we'll tell who is paying more and which area may be catching a break. and weather and traffic on the 4s coming up. a beautiful view of the brooklyn bridge.
sketch of a man wanted for an attempted rape in prospect park. this attack happened while the victim was jogging early yesterday morning. new york state attorney general announcing an investigation into problems with tuesday's new york primary. 126,000 democrats in brooklyn were purged from the voting rolls. according to the american lung association, the new york city area gets an "f" for air quality. that including suffolk county and most of northern new jersey. carvel offering a sweet incentive as part of the second annual red cross giving day. the chain is donating $20,000 to the organization and treating customers to free junior cones from 3:00 to 8:00 tonight. >> very nice. beautiful start to the day in connecticut. this is our shot from fairfield county. you can see just a bit of high cloud cover, a nice looking start to the day. there is michael's fleet of boats. they are ready to go, michael.
42 degrees right now. it is colder north and west. because of that frost going on in some areas, until about 8:00 or so. once temperatures warm up, that will go away. red bank and point pleasant, low 40s. 50 in the city. we're the warm spot. even across long island a lot of 40s out there. at the bus stop, 40s in the suburbs, 30s early on. by recess time, upper 60s. by dismissal time, temperatures in the low 70sment future tracker shows a few clouds mixing in for evening. partly cloudy overnight, and tomorrow, this is 7:00 a.m. most of the shower activity still to the west. one batch comes through late morning, early afternoon. a lull in the action, then another batch of showers lines
6:00, 7:00 in the evening. the last of it clears the area by saturday morning. clouds early, if you sleep in on saturday morning you will miss the clouds as you can see how quickly it clears out laid morning through the afternoon. setting the stage for a sunny remainder of the weekend. 75 in the city. 76 in ramsey. a lot of 70s through central new jersey. notice long island, eastern long island in particular, cooler, low 60s. the sea breeze will keep you cooler there. beautiful night for a ball game. 67 degrees. dropping to the low 60s for the game. for the weekend, clearing up on saturday. lots of sunshine, in the 60s on sunday. clouds increase monday. shower threat arrives monday night leading into tuesday. temperatures again from the 60s over the weekend to 70 on monday. there's the rain threat tuesday. cooler next week. not bad, mid 60s with sunshine returning by wednesday. let's find out by the commute. any new problems out there? >> we have some new problems and
kai simonson is live over the scene of an overturned vehicle. this is closing the off-ramp from the bqe heading eastbound to the westbound grand central parkway. a nasty accident out there. what's happening is you cannot get on to the grand central parkway westbound to get to the triborough bridge. delays are starting to build heading into the ramp on the bqe. you can get on to the eastbound grand central parkway, that's fine, but westbound that's shut down. you will be diverted on to astoria boulevard. delays are building in the area. we have a new problem on the cross bronx expressway, this just came in. this is westbound out by the sheraton idan expressway. a bit of a ride on the bruckner as well. the accident on the l.i.e. out by woodhaven boulevard, that has cleared. alternate side of the street
more weather and traffic on the 4s. happening today, a man accused of vandalizing a church on long island will face a judge. police arrested 25-year-old darren denninger of riverhead yesterday. they say he broke into st. jude's candle shrine last december and smashes glass and broke things. in connecticut, an eye in the sky will be looking down on the parks in stanford. this after a murder and sexual assault at two parks last fall. if the cameras are successful the mayor says more will be installed in public places across the city. verizon says it is seeing vandalism in some cities.
cutting off service to police and fire, verizon says it is surprising at the timing of the incidents. >> in a given year, we might see 5 incidents of vandalism. in the last week, we have seen 24 incidents across the states. >> the strike is entering its ninth day today. there is no end in sight. the union says talks are not going well. the state's public service commission says con ed will credit millions of dollars in utilities back to customers. the settlement stems from a nine-year construction kickback scheme. the case ended in 2009, but under the deal con ed utility customers will get back $171 million. what does that mean for you? it breaks down to $13 for electric customers, if you get
back to health thanks to two nypd officers. the officers rescued the bird from the basement of a restaurant in soho yesterday. the bird is dehydrated but otherwise okay. they say -- officials say they don't know how the bird ended up in the basement but officers were able to get it. tonight the rangers try to even up their playoff series with pittsburgh. they trail now two games to one. the island others hosting the panthers at the barclays center. the islanders had an opportunity to take a commanding lead in the series but the panthers put up the game-winning goal midway through the third period. the series is tied 2-2. >> what a series. >> the both of them are tight games. hopefully we will prevail in both cases. >> big one for the rangers tonight. you don't want to go 3-1 down. lauren has been working on the
we score big again with weather. temperatures back to the 70s this afternoon. sunshine, high clouds in the afternoon. breezy afternoon, a warm breeze. still dry out there. so there is still a fire danger. be extra careful with the brush being so dry out there. no rain tonight. clouds roll in, upper 50s. tomorrow that's our chance for showers and maybe a thunderstorm or two. we could hit 80 tomorrow. the weekend cools down. i think it feels nice. >> what's happening, lauren? >> a couple problems on the roads. one on the belt parkway. westbound out after exit 6, there's an accident in it the right lane. delays are building quickly here. a live look outside at the cross bronx expressway, delays are also building out there. an accident westbound by the sheridan expressway. you can see that blocks the left lane, that means it will take longer to clear. this is a spot to avoid.
frightening attack. >> police release a sketch and surveillance video in the hopes of making an arrest on a young female jogger in prospect park. and i'm katherine creag live in yonkers, where a livery cab driver is stabbed and robbed by a man who at one point is his passenger. that driver, the victim himself, teodlls us about his ordeal. that's coming up. if you're heading out the door, take us with you. keep watching "today in new york." download the app on your mobile
. new clues in a frightening attack on a jogger in prospect park. this as we get our first look at the suspect. a livery cab driver stabbed and robbed in westchester county. our own katherine creag spoke with the victim. and following two days of long lines and major headaches. what can connecticut residents expect at the dmv this morning? "today in new york" starts now. hopefully less of a nightmare. good morning, 6:30 a.m. on this
i'm michael gargiulo. >> you never expect a good time at dmv. i'm kerry barrett in for darlene. >> let's check in with chris and see how the thursday weather is looking. >> looking pretty good. when you see the folded arms -- >> you know what's up. >> not happiness. city island, 50. jackson heights, 49. hoboken, 48. low 30s from suspect down to bridgewater. hudson valley and into danbury some 30s. most of long island in the 40s. high clouds, high and good-bye. they disappeared. there's more cloud cover out to the west. this rain that's out to the west, that doesn't get in here until tomorrow. so we're fine for today. another beautiful day. it's breezy but a warm breeze. temperatures mid 70s. it w will be cooler along the coast. we'll talk more about that rain threat in a bit. here is lauren.
the cross bronx expressway. kai simonson is live on the scene. this is on the westbound lanes by the sheridan expressway. this accident has been moved over to the right. delays continue to build as people rubberneck through the area. leave yourself some time this morning. heading over to the bqe, the ramp shut down from the eastbound bqe to the westbound grand initial parkway. you will sit in some delays here. all traffic is being diverted on to astoria boulevard. an update on the belt parkway, that accident shuts down two lanes. another spot to avoid. more weather and traffic coming up on the fours. new this morning, our first look at the man wanted for a frightening attack on a jogger in prospect park. that victim jumped from behind as she was running near garfield place and prospect park west.
new information, more police presence and people concerned. >> that's right. people are concerned and surprised because this is not an area that people thought of as unsafe. some people wondering if that was a false sense of security. this young woman just 23 years old was running in the park yesterday when as you said she was attacked and slashed in the hand. police are hoping for a break in the case with the help of this sketch. the suspect is described as having light facial hair, standing around six feet tall. you can see by this surveillance video, he was wearing all black with black sneakers and white soles. he's wanted for attempted sexual assault after the young woman, the female jogger, told police he attacked her from behind, tackling her to the ground and threatening to rape her from knifepoint. the young woman fought back and ran away, but not before he slashed her in the hand. she required stitch bus is in stable condition. people who live here said they
being in the park alone at night. you mentioned your wife runs alone in the dark. >> yeah, early in the morning or at night, mostly with friends, definitely alone sometimes. i guess the neighborhood is just perceived to be safe and maybe the park less safe because it's more remote, but still most people consider it to be safe. >> reporter: again, this is a beautiful section of brooklyn. people take their kids to the park. we've still seen many people jogging this morning. it is worth noting some of the young women we saw jogging before it got light out were running in pairs. there's an nypd presence in the park, a large flood light up. police hoping to make an arrest in this case with the help of the public. live outside prospect park. back to you. an investigation is underway after a car hit four people on long island. one of them died. it happened on lyndon avenue
one woman was killed, three other people were taken to the hospital with injuries. that mangled bicycle was left at scene. happening today, the so-called ninja burglar is expected to plead guilty to burglary charges. robert costanzo admitted to targeting more than 100 homes on staten island through the course of the past decade. because of the statute of limitations, he only faces three burglary charges in the borough. investigators say he got caught after committing similar crimes across the tri-state. mayor deblasio signing a law that puts restrictions on where costumed characters in times square can ask for tips. the legislation sets up specific zones for people dressed in costumes. supporters say the zones will help keep people from being harassed while still allowing the characters to make money. >> the dmv offices in
back in business today. computer outages and slowdowns caused problems for most of the week. some customers reported waits of up to three hours yesterday. the dmv says those computer issues have been addressed. they'll be back in full operation today. anybody whose license or registration expired between last sunday or wednesday has until midnight tonight to renew it. you'll have to get it done today. >> they'll be open at midnight? that doesn't sound pleasant. >> you don't want to stay at the dmv until midnight? >> suburbs starting out in the 30s and 40s. climbing to the 70s. a warmer afternoon. 70s a good bit in the inland spots. south-facing shore lines, generally cooler in the mid 60s.
the park. waserm og up to the mid 50s by 8:00. upper 60s to 70 by noon. into the mid 70s this afternoon. another dry day. that changes tomorrow. we'll talk about that in a bit. almost 6:36. let's find out about the commutes. >> a friendly reminder that we have the united nations convention in town right now. street closures on first avenue and on the east side from 42nd street up to 47th. maybe take the train today. a new problem out there on the gowanus. this is heading outbound before the split there for the belt parkway. so, you can see it blocks at least a right lane. delays building quickly through here. then you have the normal delays heading inbound on the gowanaus. heading over to the hudson river crossings, the inbound side of the lincoln. 40 minutes here. we had a disabled vehicle on the south tube earlier that cleared. plenty of residual delays. 20 minutes inbound at the holland. 15 at the george washington bridge.
we'll have your next weather and traffic on the 4s. a livery cab driver in the hospital after being stabbed during a robbery. it happened on cedar place in yonkers. right near an elementary school. "today in new york's" katherine creag spoke with the victim a short while ago. he's still in the hospital? >> he certainly is. what a horrifying story he told me. that victim still in the hospital at this very moment. he had been stabbed in the stomach. at one point he had to leave his vehicle here in the middle of the street. we want to show you this video. we saw police officers earlier taking a look at that sedan, the livery cab taking photos all around, gathering evidence. the victim, a 64-year-old man, told me he was driving a passenger when all of a sudden that person said he wanted all of the driver's money. this was after 1:00 in the morning on cedar place. the suspect slashed the driver in the hand and stabbed him in the stomach. he also got away with $150. the driver told me he believes
he ran off from this scene, he also -- the driver also told me he didn't know if the suspect had a gun, but it was frightening for him. he's in the hospital. he's waiting for family members to arrive for his brother to be with him. back to you. >> kat, thank you. police are searching for two robbery suspects that target livery cab drivers. investigators released this video of the two men. it's not super clear, but police say it shows the suspects following those cab drivers to their homes and robbing them at gun point wen hen they get there. also happening today, the taxi limousine commission will vote on new rules to help protect passengers from sexual harassment. the regulations prohibit drivers from asking passengers out on dates, making comments about their appearance. violators could face fines of
on long island, a wind-swept fire destroyed homes that were also heavily damaged by hurricane sandy. an electrical fire started this fire a mother and child got out safely. the home next door also caught on fire, and then the embers started a brush fire. the neighboring home was just about finished being built. the home owns were two weeks from moving in. happening today, the postal worker who was allegedly beaten by two nypd detectives will be speaking out about his lawsuit against the department. the two detectives were indicted on assault charges yesterday. they're accused of beating the man, karim baker, after he left work in october of 2015. baker's attorney claims he had been systematically harassed by police since 2014, a year before. that's when baker gave directions to a stranger who then went on to execute two nypd officers in brooklyn. less than two weeks before he's due to be sentenced on corruption charges, former
is offering an apology. according to the "new york times," silver wrote to the judge to say he regrets failing the people of new york. still remains to be seen how this apology could affect his sentencing on may 3rd. silver's attorney says the 72-year-old should get little to no prison time because of his health and age. prosecutors would like him to serve at least ten years. connecticut lawmakers are going to begin phasing out plastic and paper bags. the state senate voted on the bill yesterday it requires stores to reduce the number of disposable bags they give out by a third by the year 2021. the goal is to get customers to bring their own reusable bags. the measure goes to the house for its approval. a new report released this morning shows the high cost of living in new york. there's a surprise. according to an annual study by the website street easy, the average new yorker spends about
income on rent. the study shows the rent income ratio went up the most in queens from last year to this year. manhattan, by the way, the only borough where the ratio is expected to decline. >> that's always the being big thing when you look at the costs tween new york and other places, the cost of housing. queen elizabeth is celebrating her 90th birthday. people are turning out to greet you. we'll show you how the royal family is celebrating the big day.
county, fairfield county, ocean county. once the sun comes up and starts to mix-up, that will get rid of the frost in a hurry pt . haven't been able to get rid of the pollen. tree pollen at a high level. with the dry air it's blowing around again today. 50 in astoria. 39 in larchmont. 37 in armonk. most of long island in the 40s. coastal connecticut same thing, down the jersey shore, most of inland new jersey in the 30s. hudson valley in the 30s and 40s. generally clear sky. the next rainmaker sitting across the midwest. it's making more progress south to north than west to east. it will move in here as we go into the day tomorrow. for the time being right now looking at clear sky. it's a nice, sunny start to the day. another warm day with the southwest wind at 75. expected high in the city, south-facing shorelines you will be cooler with the winds coming in off the water.
50s. clouds will keep the temperatures up overnight. even the suburbs will not drop off that much. it's warm tomorrow. 70s, maybe near 80 before the showers take hold in the afternoon and evening. could see a gusty thunderstorm with the actual front late in the day tomorrow or tomorrow night. weekend gets better. we get rid of the clouds saturday morning. sun returning, in the 60s. bright, sunny day on sunday in the 60s. clouds roll back in again. pattern will get more active. every couple of days, two and a half days or so we run the risk of showers. seeing them monday night into tuesday. it is dry out there. 80 tomorrow with showers and maybe a thunderstorm. dry for the weekend, in the 60s. more showers late monday into tuesday, back to mar partial sunshine with temperatures in the 60s. let's get over to lauren.
the 2 and the 5. this is because of fdny activity. otherwise the rails are moving along nicely. as far as the roads go, we have some problems on the sawmill heading south bound where it turns into the henry hudson parkway there is a disabled vehicle out there on the road. delays back to the cross county. and we have kai simonson live in chopper 4 on an accident on the cross bronx expressway, this is he'sading westbound near the sheridan. it's been moved over but delays are extensive. lots of rubber necking, curiosity. keep that in mind. two more things for you, an accident on the gowanus outbound before the belt split in the right lane. an accident on the belt parkway westbound by bay parkway. delays heavier on the belt in morning. back to you, kerry and michael.
amazon will begin selling digital textbooks to new york city school. schools. the "wall street journal" reporting that the company wanted a three-year deal worth about $30 million. amazon will sell content through an internal marketplace. in turn they will earn a 10% to 15% commission. the deal, however, does not include hardware such as the kindle. new this morning, many people around britain are saying happy 90th birthday to queen elizabeth. these are live pictures from windsor castle. that's where she should appear in public at any moment. at the top of this hour, the queen will be honored by a 21-gun salute that will take place all around britain. >> that's cool. >> her son and the future king, prince charles, honored her her online. >>ar she showed england an aged princess, many days shall see her, yet no day without a deed
>> nicely said. buckingham palace showing some new portraits, one with the queen with her great grandchildren and her younger grandchildren. these photos taken by annie leibovitz show the queen with her beloved corgi dogs there. a lot of things going on. a special birthday cake baked by the british bakeoff champion, an orange drizzle cake. >> what is that? i'm sure it's fabulous.
you can see mom carry around her precious little one as they hang on tightly. you have to look closely. they travel underneath. >> that's the cutest thing. the "today" show is coming up in a few minutes. we want to check in with matt and savannah. a big day today. >> it's busy. coming up on a thursday on "today," an exclusive town hall live out on the plaza with republican front-runner donald trump. we'll get his take on this race, moving forward and how he plans to address some of the issues that he will face or would face in a potential match-up in the general election with hillary clinton. >> it's not too late, you can send us your questions. use #trumptoday. trump's wife and four children will join us as well. we are also live at windsor castle marking the queen's 90th birthday. we'll have that and more in abrkout six and a half minutes. >> even the birthday
great pomp. >> they are the best at throwing a pomp and circumstance bash. >> we went straight from jubilee to the queen's birthday. >> to my anniversary here on "today in new york." no, no, that's not coming. >> gosh. >> couple weeks. >> is it a paper anniversary? >> that's what they call it. ripping of the paper. thanks, have a great day today. >> thanks. up next, we'll get an update on the potential wildfire risk that chris was telling us about. >> we do need that rain tomorrow.
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new this morning, we're getting our first look at the man wanted for a frightening attack on a female jogger in prospect park. >> jen maxfield has some new reports. we have seen a police presence in the park with an officer in the park and a large floodlight there to provide light before the sun came up. police released surveillance video and a sketch of the suspect they say attacked a young woman from behind as she was jogging in prospect park around 5:15 yesterday morning. police say they're hoping by releasing these images there will be an arrest in the case of attempted sexual assault. the woman was able to fight back and get away. that's the latest. back to you.
yonkers with the stabbing of a livery cab driver. >> reporter: i talked to that cab driver over the phone, he's in the hospital right now despite being in the stomach and being robbed, he says he's okay and is glad to be alive. he had to leave his vehicle in the middle of the street. he's 64 years old. he told me he was driving a passenger when that person said he wanted all his money. this happened on cedar place after 1:00 in the morning. the suspect stabbed the driver in the hand, got away with $150. that driver doing all right. police are looking for the suspect. back to you. >> new this morning, the entertainment world mourning the loss of wrestler and reality star chyna. the 45-year-old whose real name is joan marie laurer died at her home in redondo beach, california. she was a rochester native.
police searching for two men who robbed a sonoco unoco gas station. nobody at the gas station was injured. no word on how much cash she got away with. let's check in on traffic. lauren, what's happening? >> quite a few problems on the roads. we'll start with the sawmill where southbound you have a disabled vehicle. i will get to that in a second. the one say suspension, service suspended on the 2 and 5 between east 180th street and grand concourse because of fdny activity. and an accident on the parkway southbound at s2. and then the sawmill, turning into the henry hudson a disabled vehicle is being towed out of there. expect heavy delays. sorry, lots. >> lots to get to. >> weather is much easier. lots of sunshine heading our way. a few high clouds at times. a warm breeze, 75 this afternoon. along the south-facing shorelines, it will be cooler. upper 50s for the low tonight.
maybe a couple isolated thunderstorms tomorrow and tomorrow afternoon and evening. highs near 80 tomorrow. then a reality check for the weekend, but back to sunshine saturday and sunday. mid to upper 60s. >> looks beautiful. >> the "today" show is next. >> that's what's happening "today in new york." good morning. old trump versus new trump. >> we got some beauties. we've got lyin' ted, we've got crooked hillary. >> donald trump returns to familiar format a rally in maryland even as he hires a speech writer and practices on teleprompter to appear more presidential. this morning, mr. trump will be here for an exclusive town hall on our plaza and will be joined by his wife, melania, and all four of his adult children. happening now, president obama meeting with gulf leaders on rising tensions over how to