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during the tuesday morning commute and look at these bands of heavier rain that start to advance toward us during the afternoon hours and just as you're getting the kids off the bus, we could have heavy rain, maybe even a thunderstorm. overnight tonight just patchy cloud cover though. a low 49 degrees in the city. 40 in monticello. 41 in yorktown and poughkeepsie. not too terribly cold out there overnight tonight. here is a look at the seven-day forecast. tomorrow we'll reach a high of 74 degrees before the rain arrives. the rain cools us down a little bit on tuesday with a high of 67. dry on wednesday, 65 degrees, before more rain arrives on thursday. high temperatures right at or a little bit above our seasonal average. back to you. >> all right, erica. thank. a couple in manhasset has an extra reason to celebrate. >> they welcomed their new baby in the world on april 22nd. there she is. but here is the twist. their birthdays are also, both of them, april 22nd.
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date was april 24th, we were like there's a possibility, but we weren't sure it was going to happen, and when her water broke on the 21st, they said that we would be having the baby within a day and it would be falling on our birthdays. >> the chances of both parents sharing a birthday with their own child is very rare, but despite the odds, this isn't the first time it's happened on long island. on july 19th, 2011, jackie and paul parker welcomed their baby boy on their birthday as well. you know, the husband is loving that because you're never going to miss a birthday. >> you can't forget it then, right? >> something you always forget. >> it's very true. >> so what's coming up. >> it's good jor to have jacob degrom back. a rough day all around for the yankees at the stadium. now there's some injury concerns for a-rod. we've got an update from the bronx coming up next on "news 4
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i know we're going to start off with baseball. >> some baseball. >> baseball because the rangers are out of the playoffs and we'll focus on the mets and yankees both going for sweeps. what a weekend for the mets in atlanta. plenty of runs scored. jacob degrom returned today. fortunately he's doing well. degrom made his first start since the home opener today. game was tied at 1 in the sixth, when michael hits a rocket to right. this will get down and into the stands for a ground-rule double. curtis granderson scores and that puts the mets on top. meanwhile, degrom colonel slid solid in his return. he struck out three and he left with a 3-1 lead and a smile in the dugout. good to be back.
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two runners on base. daniel castro grounding out to end it. the mets complete the sweep with a 3-2 victory. they finish their nine-game road trip. the yankees went for the sweep of the rays today at the stadium. pineda looking for his third straight quality start. no amount of offense would have bailed him out this afternoon. just four batters into the game, corey dickerson launches this into the bleachers in right. and for pineda, the nightmare was just starting. three batters later, steven sousa, jr. unloading. this is a no-doubter. then leading off the third, steve pierce and for good measure sousa, jr. celebrating his 27th birthday homers again. minute neda can't believe it. the second time in his four starts inasear pineda has surrendered at least three homers. in the fourth rodriguez doubling home. the only run of the game for the bombers. while taking extra swings in the
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he was removed from the game with tightness in his oblique. that's injury to insult in the yankees 8-1 loss. >> anytime someone leaves with an oblique, you're not really optimistic. because they take a while. depending on the severity of it. and i even think sometimes when players physically feel ready, i still don't think they have the strength they had before. it takes some time to get that back. i worry. hopefully it's really -- whatever it is, it's really, really minor. >> you know what? i think we have to focus on the positive right now. i think winning 2 out of 3 out of the rays is positive. so right now we have a long road trip so we have to focus on winning series. >> we just heard from the yankees. they say an mri of his oblique resulted in negative test results so he will travel with the team to texas.
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curry to a sprained knee. they still took a 3-1 series league. everybody around the nba waiting to hear the status of steph curry going forward. islanders tonight looking to wrap up their series and move on to the second round taking on the panthers. >> all right. >> we'll be tuning in.
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tim peak is now the first man to complete a marathon in space and you see how he did it. he ran the london marathon strapped to a treadmill aboard the international space station. >> and erica and i both think this has to be the most boring marathon you have ever run. geez. the 44-year-old spaceman saw london's roads underneath his feet in real time on an ipad while 250 miles below him more than 37 runners pounded the streets. he ran in 3:35:21. not bad at all. >> yeah. >> at least he had the ipad there. >> i would have been watching movies. >> not quite virtual reality. >> that's it for us. "nightly news" is coming up next.
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>> announcer: from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with kate snow. good evening. the crime is described as premeditated and well planned out. late today, authorities in ohio said they are still on the hunt for the person or persons responsible for killing eight members of one single family execution-style early friday. our gabe gutierrez is in piketon, ohio. >> reporter: tonight the manhunt after a family massacre is intensifying. officers in tactical gear swarming the crime scenes, looking for more evidence. with an offer of a $25,000 reward, tips are flooding into ohio authorities, but still no arrests. >> this was a pre-planned execution of eight individuals. it was a sophisticated operation. and those who carried it out were trying to do everything that
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hinder the investigation and their prosecution. >> reporter: today the state's attorney general confirmed that marijuana grow operations were found at three of the crime scenes, but investigators would not comment on a potential motive for the killings. they're offering protection to the rhoden family, who they say was targeted. >> i can tell you if you are fearful, arm yourself. if you feel that you need to protect yourself or family, do so and contact the local law enforcement. >> reporter: the victims now identified, dana rhoden and her ex-husband, christopher rhoden sr., their children, chris jr., just 16 years old. hannah, 22, and clarence 20. he went by frankie. his fiancee, hannah gilley also killed. so were kenneth and gary rhoden. eight lives cut short. >> there's blood all over the house. >> reporter: sheriff's deputies would soon find the eight relatives shot dead in four separate homes
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hanna rhoden's 4-day-old baby found alive in her same room. kenneth rhoden discovered by his cousin. >> i just found my cousin with a gunshot wound. >> reporter: during sunday's services at the union hill church, never has this community had so much to mourn. >> why? who would do this? >> reporter: today orange ribbons in pike county honoring the victims as the community raises money for their fun rales. >> you don't expect this kind of thing to happen in a small town like this. i mean it's tragic. >> reporter: sheriff's deputies here are calling the killings methodical. for man 100 investigators are now working this case and autopsies are scheduled to be finished tomorrow. kate. >> gabe gutierrez, thank you. moments of panic last night at a senior prom in wisconsin when a young man appeared with a gun. morgan radford has that report. >> reporter: tonight an active investigation after an 18-year-old opened fire outside of a high school prom 85 miles north of green bay, wisconsin.
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wagner, a former student at the antigo high school was standing outside the school when he opened fire with a high-powered rifle as a group of students were leaving. >> the subject shot at the students who were together. two of the students were hit. >> reporter: an officer patrolling the parking lot immediately shot wagner. he and both victims were rushed to a hospital. >> i went out there to see what was happening and all i see was just, you know, cop lights. >> it just rained a bunch of shots. it was like a gun fight. >> reporter: wagner died two hours later. dakota mills, who graduated with wagner last year, says he recently broke up with a girlfriend who attended the school. >> it hurt, but he was getting better. he was on a great path and going somewhere, and then something within him just went wrong. >> reporter: he saysing withener, whose social media account included a photo of an air rifle, had a fascination with guns. meanwhile, an outpouring of concern and confusion on social media. craze yeflt night of my life, shooting
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>> we're going to continue on and try to find out -- get to the bottom of why this happened. >> reporter: police are searching the shooter's home for clues, and while there is still no motive, they believe the victims, who have both been released from the hospital, were not targeted. wisconsin's governor praised the officers' quick action, saying that it undoubtedly saved lives. a night meant for celebration that turned into panic at the prom. morgan radford, nbc news. on tuesday, five states in the northeast and mid-atlantic will hold presidential primaries, and polling shows that front-runners hillary clinton and donald trump are leading in all of them. chris jansing reports. >> reporter: in front of a crowd of 7,000 enthusiastic supporters in providence, rhode island, bernie sanders making a case for staying in the race for the democratic nomination. >> this campaign is doing well and will win because we are listening to ordinary people and not
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with the billionaires trying to hustle campaign contributions. >> reporter: sanders seemingly unfazed by clinton's double-digit lead. and working overtime on four sunday talk shows. >> we are not writing our obit yarry. we're in this race to california. >> reporter: ignoring sanders, a confident hillary clinton, taking on trump instead at a rally late today in connecticut. >> every time donald trump says one of the things he says, a lot of people are surprised or shocked. >> reporter: her campaign releasing a biting new web video aimed at donald trump's promise he can be more presidential. >> total and complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states. what do you think of water board something i think it's fieng. knock the crap out of him. i'd like to punch him in the face. i could stand in the middle of fifth avenue and shoot somebody and i wouldn't lose any voters. >> reporter: that more presidential trump not
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appearance today in pd-h maryland. saying he likes people better after he knocks them out of the race. >> right now i don't like lyin' ted cruz, but in about four or five weeks from now, i think he's going to be one of my best friends. >> reporter: that's ted cruz, who along with john kasich and bernie sanders is fighting the perception that is the race is already over. a perception that some yale students in new haven tonight clearly aren't buying. chris jansing. >> as chris reported, pennsylvania is among the states holding primaries on tuesday, and a group in philadelphia is already looking ahead to the general election in november with a unique way of trying to encourage young african-american men to get out and vote. our jacob soboroff reports. >> reporter: nice to meet you. >> pleasure. >> so this is you. sharp insight? >> yep. >> shaping a fresher tomorrow. >> reporter: with a grant from the knight foundation, woody booel wants to reverse a voter turnout trend he's not proud of. >> black women are a
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than black men. >> reporter: in 2012, oimp women turned out at a rate 9% higher than african-american men. >> the place to showcase it is when you get a haircut. >> it's the barbershop, yep. >> reporter: he wants to train 50 barbers to reach thousands of young african-american men in philadelphia and eventually expand the program nationwide. you trained leroy the barber? >> leroy a e good day. >> big election coming up on tuesday. everybody paying attention? >> heck yeah. >> so what's the idea of getting everybody together and talking about politics in the barbershop? >> it's what we do. a lot of people, you know, they're voting and some of them aren't voting for various reasons. >> if i was in the chair instead of dwayne, i don't know if you want to touch this, it can get a little nasty. >> i can do that, baby. >> what's your pitch to me to get out there on tuesday, and especially in november? >> listen, you need to vote if you care about
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your friends. >> reporter: preaching non-partisan politics, the program is just getting started. but it's already bringing the message to 40 philly barbershops and customers who think a little conversation could go a long way. >> i think a lot of people are not aware. i think a lot of us is distracted. we need better jobs, i mean, even better health care, i mean even a better law enforcement system. >> and you think part of that being more aware, it can happen in a place like this? >> it can happen in a place like this. it takes the right person to come in with the right perspective. >> reporter: it's not going to happen in time for tuesday's election, but the education taking place in these barbershops could very well change who shows up at the polls in november. jacob soboroff, nbc news, philadelphia. still ahead on this sunday night, there's a new epidemic of overdoses from a potent painkiller up
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and his eyes were open. it will be something i'll never get out of my head. >> reporter: evan's parents knew their son had been abusing marijuana and pain pills, but it was something else that killed evan in july of 2014. >> i'd never heard of the drug before until they told us what it was. >> reporter: this is fentanyl, an opiate up to 50 times nor powerful than heroin, cheaper to make, more deadly, and now more in demand. it's become the focus of nationwide alerts from the cdc and dea. intended for a hospital setting to treat pain, fentanyl is increasingly being produced on the black market. and just this year, the cdc declared ohio to be ground zero for fentanyl overdoses. the problem here in cincinnati's hamilton county is so bad, overdose deaths now outnumber car accident deaths and murders combined.
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reported 238 fentanyl-related deaths, a 153% increase from the year before. newtown ohio police chief is leading a drug task force to combat the sudden rice. >> often the drug dealers are one step ahead and we've got to catch up a little bit. >> reporter: his detectives are finding fentanyl laced in heroin and given to unsuspecting users. one hooked, users are increase ing seeking out fentanyl on its own. >> here's the things about drug dealers that's unfortunate. they're very good at knowing their customer and at marketing. >> reporter: in chicago, a recent spike in fentanyl overdoses has prompted a public health warning. >> it's a time bomb. it's totally dangerous, and patients really are playing with death if they're using it out of the hospital setting. >> reporter: a fact evan's parents know all too well. >> it is the very worst thing that a parent can ever go through. you're not supposed to bury your children. >> reporter: blake mccoy, nbc news. when we come back,
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there were more tributes to prince this weekend as his family held a private memorial service for the music legend. ron mott has the latest. dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life >> reporter: his farewell belied his public persona, small, understated, private. i just want your extra time and your kiss >> reporter: a departure from the master showman he was on stage, the eclectic superstar whose song writing and fashion were a nag net for millions around the world, including thousands who have arrived non-stop around his estate. his custom made piano recently delivered and unveiled at his final party now all alone. >> the celebration was very somber and quiet. >> reporter: the soinger family consirmed his body was
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final resting place for the remains, undisclosed. sinz his death, a parade of salutes. the boss played "purple rain" at a new york city concert. "purple rain," "purple rain" >> reporter: and closer to the legend's home, bell tolled his tunes today at minneapolis' city hall. >> ladies and gentlemen, prince. >> reporter: last night, "saturday night live" devoted an entire program to him. >> prince has never not been cool. >> reporter: jimmy fallon hosting, showcasing clips of the performer's visits to studio 8 h. starting in 1981 through his last stop in 2015. >> reporter: a sea of purple here tonight. tomorrow, lawmakers planning to introduce a bill that would make purple the state's official color in prince's honor. kate. >> ron mott out in minneapolis. that is "nbc nightly news" for this sunday
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i'll see you tomorrow on msnbc from baltimore. for all of us here at nbc news, have a great
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. welcome to "little big shots." like the ones who are coming out here today. one, two, three on this sunday night, in cold blood. a community mourns as the search in ohio intenszifies for the killer or killers of eight members of the same family. the victims now identified, but a motive still unclear. panic at the prom. the terrifying moments as a gunman shows up and opens fire, wounding two before he's killed.

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