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washing bridge, this is on the minor delays heading into the tolls. the upper level is moving along just fine. here is 80, just west of the parkway. overall in fantastic shape. more weather and traffic on the 4s. hours later the scene of a major fire still very active. firefighters made sure the flames did not flames did not spark up against. katherine creag has an update. >> reporter: we have seen firefighters going in and out of the church here and some of the houses that they can go into. there's a firefighter on the second floor of the house next door. the one we're zooming into, the top floor is gone. this was such a devastating fire that broke out on arlington avenue. when we saw it the flames were shooting out of the houses. as heavy smoke filled the neighborhood. the fire broke out on elton
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people told us they lost everything, but it's miraculous that no one was seriously hurt. more than 200 firefighters battled the blaze. it looked like the fire started in a garage behind one of the houses and spread quickly. we talked with people who were coughing from inhaling smoke, despite what they had gone through, they tell us they're fortunate they survived. >> i'm going to be okay. >> the material is nothing. the people they got saved, everybody is out. >> reporter: a couple of the houses, fire investigators have been able to go in and out of, darlene. there's a couple here that they can't go into because it's jus too dangerous for them. as far as the fire marshal goes, they're trying to figure out what exactly caused this fire. but it looked like it started in a garage in one of the houses. happening today, emotional testimony expected at the murder trial of a brooklyn teen charged
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"today in new york's" tracie strahan has more. >> reporter: we're expecting to hear from a firefighter and a fire marshal, but we're also expecting to hear from the nypd officer who nearly lost her life in the fire that authorities say was set intentionally. officer rosa rodriguez nearly lost her life two years ago in that fire on surf avenue in coney island. she was critically injured there, but was released from the ho thspital. her partner, off er dennis guerrero also responded to the fire. both of them taking the elevator to try to evacuate the building that was overcome by heavy smoke. that's what happened to them they were unconscious when the doors opened. guerrero died three days afterwards from his injuries. int vestigators charged 16-year-old marcel dockery with
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endangerment claiming he started the fire by setting a mattress on fire. his lawyers say he was coerced into the confession. officer guerrero's family has come to the court since the proceedings began last week. back to you. the fight over an elevator has led to the death of a bronx man. a small homemade memorial stands outside the bronx building for 74-year-old felix rodriguez. he was discovered yesterday morning in the elevator. he later died at the hospital. the two men were involved in an argument argument over use of the elevator. parts of kansas was hit with large hail yesterday night along interstate i-35. some drivers took refuge underneath an overpass to wait this out. one mobile home was destroyed by
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the national weather service is surveying that area later today. coming up on 5:04, weather and traffic on the 4s. always a big deal when y see so much hail, it makes everybody -- this is severe storm omason. kind of typical for march, april, may, especially out in the midwest. some of that system will impact our weather later tonight and tomorrow. not today. we have a nice mild morning out there. 40s and 50s. we should see a mixed sky of sun and clouds for a few hours. morees sun south, more clouds from the city north. in terms of temperatures not bad. 60s to around 70. coastal areas you will be cooler. inland spots could get to the low 70s. it gets unseat belt ttled overnight. a gray start to our monday. temperatures in the low 50s to the mid 60s by noontime. upper 60s by 3:00.
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let's find out about the commute early on. >> that accident at the george washington bridge, that's been cleared already. so roads are free and clear. buses we do have two detours, the b 14 and the m66. commuter lines and subways looking good. no reported delays or service changes. you do need to move your car today. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. more weather and traffic on the 4s. new fallout from an investigation of campaign fund-raising at city hall. two community activists are calling for mayor bill deblasio to step down. >> if you say we have a city at we are united, we are not. this city right now is torn apart. >> t if you feel and love new york city the way you say you do, would do right by new york city by stepping back. >> a board of elections memo obietained by the daily news accuses the deblasio administration of side stepping campaign fund-raising laws to help democrats win the state senate. mayor deblasio maintains his campaign followed the letter of the law. a
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with a tragic loss. a young boy hit and killed when he darted ut into the street. 4-year-old avery lebranch was playing in front of his home in paterson yesterday afternoon. his family said he suddenly ran into the road and that's when he was hit by a passing car and killed. >> he was energetic. he liked spider-man. he enjoyed having fun, playing. he enjoyed playing sports. >> he ust celebrated his fourth birthday. police say the driver was a 69-year-old woman heading home from church. she stayed on the scene and has not been charged. a bronx mother will be sentenced for killing her young children four years ago. 32-year-old lisette bamenga was found guilty in a nonjury trial. prosecutors say he poisoned her son and daughter and drowned them in a bathtub before turning onne the gas.
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flags flying at half staff in one new jersey township to celebrate one groundbreaking mayor. lizette parker was the first african-american woman to become mayor in bergen county. now teaneck is flying flags at half staff in her memory. she was 44 years old. a local hospital said parker was battling respiratory issues. suffolk county plans to endorse a proposal to impose a fee to improve water in the district. under the plan, officials expect a typical family of four to pay an extra $73 a year. new this morning, president obama should speak in any minute about the commitment to more troops to syria. right now he's with german chancellor angela merkel at a trade show in hanover, germany. that's where the president is expected to say that 250 special ops forces will be sent to help battle isis in syria the
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america's nato allies. happening today, the brussels metro station attacked bay terrorist last month has just reopened. commuters are moving through maalbeek station. trtins are on a reduced schedule. inside authorities have set up a wall of remembrance where payossengers can leave messages of hope. today marks the first time the city's entire metro system has been up and running since a suicide bomber killed 16 people as part of coordinated attacks on belgium's capital. the c t of gas is climbing steadily. the national average for a gallon of regular unleaded is 2.th18. it's an 8 cent increase in the past two weeks and going back a biilt further since february it's gone up 41 cents. the cheapest gas around here is in new jersey where the average is pushing $2, 1.99. in connecticut, it is above the national average at 2.26. and in new york even highea at 2.29. if you find yourself
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you're not alone. the vacation sites orbitz says 75% of people are traveling this summer. the top three locations are chicago, las vegas and los angeles. orbitz says the cost of flying is down but any saving also likely go to paying for your room. hotel rates are up 17% from last year. >> las vegas in the summer, that's brave. >> a little hot, maybe? >> a little hot. straight ahead, why everybody is talking about beyonce's latest surprise for her fans. i know. >> my gosha >> and what some say she's revealing about her marriage. and changing the game. the new strategy on the presidential trail to beat donald trump. and of course weather and traffic coming up.
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it's 5:12. here are four things to know this morning. fire crews are checking for hot spots where a five alarm fire
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cypress hills, brooklyn. it burned parts of other buildings last night. as many as nine families are homeless. presidential candidates ted cruz and john kasich are teaming up to deny front-runner donald trump. we'll have a live report on that in just a few minutes. cvs stores are recalling cases of tea due to a potential salmonella contamination. the brand is gold emblem organic spiced herbal tea. this is the first monday morning commute with no cash tolls on the tappan zee bridge. drivers with e-zpass will be billed as usual. the ose without will get a bill in the mail. the thruway authority made the switch this weekend to cashless tolls. 5:13, dealing with temperatures that are manageable. talking about temperatures in the upper 40s and low 50s. a lot of cloud cover out there. the day will feature clouds but it ill be a dry day. no umbrellas needed today. tonight showers and
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they'll be with us on and off through the day ilmorrow. a lot of ups and downs in the weather picture this week. forecasting a high today of 69. that is above normal. more typical for the high temperature of may 8th. so we're closer to where we should be for this time of year. normal high 165. it's another mild day. in terms of rainfall, still try. that's been the trend since the beginning of march. about 5 1/2 inche below normal. put a little bit of a depth in that with potentially getting up to an inch or so of rain with the next system. temperature change in the last 24 hours, a lot of folks in the yellow and orange milder. the further north and west you go, it's more significantly milder the city at about three degrees warmer than yesterday at this time. with cloud cover today, hard-pressed to get into the 70s. we get close in the city. inland spots may see the low 70s. 53 in chelsea. 51 in staten island.
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40s from westhampton to money tauk. poughkeepsie a bit on the mild side, 51 degrees. that frontal boundary to the north of us. a couple of light showers could skim the northern suburbs, more significant line of showers out west with that front. all of that activity has to work eastward over the next couple of days. for us, just dealing with the clouds from that system that's trying to flop down from the north. i think what will happen today, we'll see plenty of clouds around. central and southern new jersey gets into more sun and probably into the 70s. upper 60s in the city. south-facing shorelines, east end, cooler in the lower 60s. rain arrives overnight in showers and thunderstorms. temperatures in the mid 50s. tomorrow will be the umbrella day. not all of the time. a couple rounds of showers and thunderstorms peppering the area. temperatures back into the upper 60s. cooling it down a bit for a couple days. mets back home. 63 against the reds. tonight should be the
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maybe a shower risk late if the game goes late. i think they get this one in without problems. seven-day forecast, upper 60s, today is the dry day. showers and storms overnight tonight. back to dry tomorrow. increasing clouds on wednesday, 66. temperatures over the weekend, seasonable, upper to mid 60s. how is the commute? >> things moving along nicely it's still early, let's hope it stays this way. a live look at the van wyck expressway, things looking just fine by the k gardens interchange. you have road work before this area but not causing a delay just yet. heading over to the gowanus, things moving along just fine up thdirough industry city to the lower east river crossings. a nice ride here. heading over to connecticut, the connecticut turnpike out in norwalk.
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enjoy your ride while you can. hopefully monday morning will be an easy commute. i know a lot of people are off from school this week. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect today. more weather and traffic on the 4s. let's talk politics. new on the campaign trail, ted cruz and john kasich officially now teaming up to beat donald trump and as you might imagine trump has a bit to say about that. tracie potts has been following reaction from overnight and is live from washington. hi. >> yeah. this is an interesting develop. we've been watching ted cruz and john kasich announcing they're teaming up, getting out of each other's way in certain states to slow down trump. horrible act of desperation donald trump called it overnight. his two rivals, ted cruz and john kasich coordinating to prevent trump from reaching the 1237 delegates he needs to win. >> it's a rigged system. >> reporter: in this new alliance cruz agrees to steer
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hoping john kasich can beat trump there. and just hours after this -- >> a vote for cruz or trump is a vote for hillary clinton. >> reporter: kasich cancels two events in indiana agreeing to concede the hoosier state allowing cruz to take on trump there one-on-one. >> how about we do a debate in the next ten days here in the state of indiana. i think indiana deserves a debate. >> reporter: late last night the never trump movement announced they're on board. but indiana already started voting. and all indications are turnout is high. top republican donor charles koch says he's not happy with either choice. >> is it possible another clinton could be better than another republican? >> it's possible. >> reporter: the clinton campaign tweets not interested to koch. she andrs are er niore sanders are
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in indiana clinton has a lim lead and she's headed there tomorrow. happening today, four north carolina lawmakers are expected to file a bill that would repeal the controversial house bill 2. rallies for and against the law ar,e planned for today. house bill 2 requires transgender people to use the restroom equivalent to the gender on their birth certificate. supporter also gather outside the state capital building in rally later today and there will be a sit-in. netflix leaving the downloading oom open. right now users can only stream shows which uses a ton of data if you're not connected to wifi. other competitors like amazon and youtube allows subscribers to download some of their shows. the company's ceo said it is something we should keep an open mind about. you say it like somebody who is aware of the data it takes up. >> ding, ding, ding. >> for sure.
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welcome back. 52 degrees out. it's monday morning. itds 5:22. well, beyonce did it again. anitother surprise release. this time much, much more than just a song. on saturday night she debuted a new album called "lemonade." in an hour-long presentation on hbo. i was glued. it was more like a movie. a real visual album it was emional. it appeared highly personal. the hbo special told what appears to the story of her marriage and relationship too husband jay-z, talking about extramarital affairs. jay-z appears in the special as well in the video. the couple squashing all the rumors by making what seems like just about everything public. she never talks about her personal life. she always made it a point to say i don't talk about my personal life. this seemed so autobiographical from the beginning. you weren't sure. then he's in the movie.
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>> kissing her feet pretty much. >> right. it goes through her anger of being cheated on, and then forgiveness. it was really incredible. >> very powerful. >> very light-hearted movie. we were all sitting there, she threw her wedding ring. she took the baseball bat in the beginning to the car. that was in the beginning. >> you believe this is all true or we're not sure? >> the twitter backlash is suggesting there's a specific target. >> yeah. rachel roy, the designer, put a post up on instagram, a comment that beyonce makes becky with the good hair. >> good hair don't care. >> and beyonce fans went -- you know how that goes. >> exactly. >> you missed it. you missed it. >> they lead such quiet lives. amazing. >> ou don't want the beehive on you, that's all i have to say about that. we have our weather picture this morning, that's quiet, nothing buzzing around out there.
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we will see a few breaks of sun is afternoon. upper 60s to near . no rain during the day today. tonight clouding over. showers moving in mainly after midnight tonight. mid 50s. tomorrow unsettled and a couple changes this week. if you don't like the weather today, it will change to something else you might not liotke. >> is it still smooth out there? >> everything is moving along nicely. seeing no issues on the trains, that includes major commuter lines and subways. a live look at the long island expressway out by exit 40, smooth sailing here. less cars on the roads, i think because school is out for spring recess. less people out there. nice for the commute. all right. 5:25. a florida man's dream trip, you remember this? just ran into a nightmare. he wanted to run -- run across the world's okays in that giant
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to make the journey he stocked up with a life jacket, water, gps and even shark repellant. unfortunately he failed to check with the ghost guard and they have ordered him to stop. quick thinking may have prevented a tragedy in california. a suspected drunk driver's car stalled on some train tracks as a freight train approached. the crew of a police helicopter flew low enough for the train nductor to see and use their spotlight to signal him to stop the train. the conductor hit the brake. the train, by the way, stopped about 40 feet from that car. >> y my goodness. in the right place at the right time. 5:26. how an argument over using an elevator may have fuelled a deadly attack in the bronx. and an employee is shot outside the deli where he works in yonkers. what police say led or may have led to the violence. and i'm katherine creag live in brooklyn, the scene of a devastating fire.
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we'll tell you what fire investigators are focusing on and where the fire may have start. if you're heading out the door, take us with you. download the news 4 app on your
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right now dozens are
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overnight to make sure a fire doesn't flair up and cause more danger. a man is beaten and killed in the bronx. we're learning what that argument may have been about that triggered his alleged tacker. and the islanders give fans something they haven't seen in more than 20 years. "today in new york" starts now. it's monday morning, april 25th. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm kerry barrett in for michael. >> chris cimino has the forecast. good morning. >> happy monday. pretty good forecast to start the week. not the brightest of days but comfortable. temperatures in the mid to upper 40s, 50 in the hudson valley. across long island, generally in the 40s. we have some cloud cover today. limited sprinkles up towards the north and west. can't rule one out early on. that's about it. no rain of consequence to worry about today. keep the umbrellas home. the system up to the north and west with more rain and the further west we go with a line
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that has to get through in the next 24 to 36 hours so thing also get unsettled later tonight. today, plan on a lot of clouds with some breaks of sunshine. mid 60s at noon. forecasting a high mid 60s to near 70. rain later tonight. we'll time that out coming up on the fours. the commute still rolling along? >> lots of green on the traffic maps. a live look outside. we'll show you what route 3 looks like not too far from the meadowlands. the city sky land in the background. things quiet out there. we just got in a subway delay. delays on both directions on the 7 train due to signal problems. weather and traffic on the 4s. thank you. 5:31 right now. homes are destroyed and a church is damaged, a fire gutted several buildings in brooklyn. katherine creag is live in cypress hills with an update. >> reporter: what these houses look like before, big and grand.
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had a wrap-around porch. the others had porches, balconies. this one, the second floor gone. the attic gone as well. this is on arlington avenue, a devastating fire. the flames shot out of the houses as heavy smoke filled the neighborhood. the fire broke out around 6:30 at night. people who live here told us they lost everything. the fdny says no one was seriously hurt. more than 200 firefighters battled the blaze. the fire chief said it looked like the fire started in a garage behind one of the houses and spread quickly. one woman talked with us about how devastating the fire was. >> imagine my own house, you know? at least everybody's fine. that's what i care about. my mother, my grandchildren. >> reporter: that woman told us she has homeowners insurance and other residents said they have it, too. they feel fortunate at least about that.
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them gone. that church heavily damaged as well. the fdny fire marshal is on scene trying to figure out what caused the fire. back to you. >> katherine creag, thank you. new this morning, a fight over an elevator led to the death of a bronx man. a small homemade memorial outside 2824 university avenue in the bronx for 74-year-old feel liz lix rodriguez. he was found unconscious yesterday afternoon in the elevator of that building. he ladder died at the hospital. investigators have charged joaquin feliciano. the two men were arguing over the elevator's use. a new jersey family is mourning the loss of a boy. avery le branch duz playing in front of his home yesterday in paterson. his family said he suddenly ran into the street and was hit and killed. the driver was a 69-year-old woman heading home from church. she stayed on the scene.
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more severe weather heading for the midwest. this severe hail hit kansas last night along i-35. some drivers took refuge underneath an overpass to wait it out. the hail reportedly the size of quarters. the national weather service is surveying an area where a mobile home was destroyed by high winds. coming up on 5:34. checking weather and traffic on this monday morning starting with chris. good morning. >> much gentler weather pattern out here for this morning and the bulk of the day today. 53 in chelsea. 52 in city island and jackson heights. 51 in staten island. hoboken at 53. low 50s in the five boroughs. low 40s across eastern long island, interior connecticut. down the shore in long branch, 46. lots of clouds out there. that's what we can anticipate for today. breaks of sunshine at times, especially south of the city.
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along the south-facing shorelines that wind off the water keeps you cooler there. we'll talk about the seven-day forecast on the fours. let's talk the commute right now with lauren. >> let's talk about the buses. only a couple detours out there. the b14 and the m66. we'll look live outside at the roads. we will show you what the bqe looks like. different picture from usual. things moving along just fine making your way around the bend into the area of the brooklyn bridge. normally that's backed up. no construction out there today. enjoy your ride. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. 5:35, the candidates have one more day of campaigning until connecticut's presidential primary just as a political deal is making headlines. senator ted cruz and governor john kasich admit they are teaming up to slow down donald trump's momentum. they are divvying up states. cruz can center his attention on indiana. kasich is free to seek votes in oregon and new mexico.
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when we're at the convention the delegates will want to know who can beat hillary. >> it's a crooked game. folks, it's a rigged system. believe me. >> trump also tweeted this about the cruz/kasich deal. he called it desperation. polls show trump leading in connecticut and in tomorrow's pennsylvania primary. polls show hillary clinton ahead of bernie sanders in connecticut and pennsylvania. sanders admitting he had a tough path ahead to win the nomination but says he is vowing to stay in it. a political surprise for clinton. charles koch, a billionaire backer of conservative causes says he could possibly support her. >> we're in this race to california. we're proud of the campaign we ran. >> every time donald trump says one of the things he says a lot of people are surprised or shocked. >> clinton was in bridgeport yesterday keeping her sights firmly on trump. her campaign releasing a new tv ad attacking him.
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new fallout from an investigation of campaign fund-raising at city hall. two community activists are calling for mayor deblasio to step down. >> if you say we have a city that we are united, we are not. this city right now is torn apart. >> if you feel and love new york city the way you say you do, would do right by new york city by stepping back. >> a board of elections memo obtained by the daily news accuses the deblasio administration of side stepping campaign fund-raising laws to help democrats win the state senate. mayor deblasio maintains his campaign followed the letter of the law. happening today, an nypd officer expected to take the stand in a brooklyn courtroom. she is testifying in the murder trial of the man accuse offend killing her partner. tracie strahan is in downtown brooklyn. >> reporter: this all stems from a high rise fire out in coney island, brooklyn two years ago. the emotions certainly still fresh. today we will hear from officer
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she will take the stand and talk about the fire that claimed the life of her partner. officer rodriguez was critically injured as well in that fire. released from the hospital, but she and her partner, officer dennis guerrero were the ones who responded to the fire in an apartment building on surf avenue on coney island. both of them took the elevator up to try to evacuate the building but were overcome by smoke when the doors opened. officer guerrero died from his injuries three days later. investigators have ruled that fire was arson and they charged marcell dockery, then 16 years old at the time, with murder, arson and reckless endangerment. dockery allegedly started that fire by setting a mattress on fire. that's something he confessed to. his attorneys however now say that that confession was coerced. already three witnesses have taken the stand in the case today, in addition to officer rodriguez we will hear from the fire marshal in this and fire
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opening statements also promised we would be hearing 911 calls where both officers were saying things like they couldn't breathe and they were requesting help in the case. back to you. >> thank you. right now a 25-year-old man is in the hospital, police say someone shot him outside the deli where he worked. it happened in the middle of the day in yochk er nkers. the employee walked outside when a fight broke out. that's when someone started shooting. people in the neighborhood know the victim well. >> it's sad because he's a good kid. he's not a kid that looks for trouble. he's just there doing his work. >> the kid himself is a great kid. hard worker. works two jobs. just got -- never hangs out. really great kid. >> the victim is expected to be okay. police have no description for the shooter. today it's back to the negotiating table to keep school buses running in one orange county city.
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school district will be picking kids up. plans for a strike are on hold. negotiations between the union and the bus company, mid city transit, resume later today. 5:39. there are some happy islander fans. >> there are, indeed. >> it's because their team made it out of the first round of the playoffs for the first time in 23 years. >> a big night for captain john tavares. the islanders hosted the florida panthers at the barclays center. he scored the tying goal. then in second overtime period he had the game-winner. the islanders win it 2-1 and series 4 games to 2. to honor the islanders and their big win, the empire state lit up blue and orange. the light shimmered in the islander colors 30 minutes after the game. the team will now face the tampa bay lightning in the semifinals. >> very nice. congratulations. after a teen with autism runs away, how lawmakers are taking action to protect other children. as music fans remember prince, his homestate of
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welcome back. breaking news in oceanside, long island. a huge fire burning on long beach road. we have a picture just in to the newsroom. we're working on getting some video. right now "today in new york" katherine creag and chopper 4 both heading to the scene. we're following this story. coming up on 5 :44. time for a check of weather. transitional weather, right? >> i love those big words. on a monday morning you could hurt yourself. one of those transitions takes place today into tonight. this morning, not bad, 52 degrees. wind is calm. a few bricks in s breaks in the picture from time to time. showers and thunderstorms moving in overnight tonight and a couple rounds tomorrow. not a continuous rain, but
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the sun makes its return on wednesday before more clouds and showers on thursday. tree pollen still at a high level. mold spore count is low. temperatures not bad. a lot of low 50s from chelsea to city island and jackson heights. to the north, poughkeepsie 51. newburgh in the 50s. westhampton in the 40s. down the shore the same thing. just a light jacket needed for the most part. a lot of cloud cover, a few sprinkles trying to move into the northern suburbs. one or two may survive their trek. they're running into drier air. this system has to push through in the next 24 to 36 hours. that's when things get unsettled around here. for the time being socked in with clouds. should be some breaks. you can see on future tracker, early on, yes, it's cloudy. then it things out a bit strt city
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further north, more clouds. the further south, a better chance of sunshine. notice by the evening hours more breaks anticipated. we all get into some sunshine before the day is through. clouds take over overnight between 2:00 and 4:00 a.m., a band of showers, an embedded thunderstorm rolls through. noontime tomorrow you see a few more showers popping up towards the north and west. this is the front. as that comes through, beginning 2:00, 3:00 in the afternoon, another line of showers could press across the area. by 6:00, most of that is pushing south. we're back into the clear for wednesday with a good deal of sunshine. rainfall total out of this, overnight tonight through tomorrow morning, a half inch. adding more to that tomorrow with showers and storms. most folks between a half inch and inch anticipated. could be locally higher amounts. for today, lots of clouds. high temperatures in the 60s. rain thread moves in overnight tonight. on and off tomorrow. upper 60s.
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cooler on thursday. could be another round of rain thursday, thursday night and friday. break on saturday, maybe more wet weather returning on sunday. fm so far so good in the commute? >> things are moving along nicely with the exception of the 7 train. delays in both directions because of signal problems at 34th street. here's the lincoln tunnel. you can see everything moving along nicely on the helix. we had a disabled vehicle a while ago at the holland tunnel that cleared out. and a look at the long island expressway in queens, getting congested but moving along well. on the garden state parkway, just north of exit 131, also smooth sailing here. no issues on the garden state parkway or the new jersey turnpike. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. more weather and traffic on the 4s. autopsy will be completed today in the massacre of eight
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authorities say they found marijuana grow operations at three of the homes where the victims were found dead friday. seven adults and a teen boy were murdered in four locations south of columbus on friday. police say these are execution style killings. the suspect or suspects have not been identified. students can get counseling today when they return to a wisconsin high school reeling from a prom night shooting stree. an 18-year-old former student, jacob wagner, opened fire on seniors as they left the celebration on saturday night. two teens were wounded. police quickly shot wagner and killing him. a new york senior senator wants more protection for kids with you a autism. avontes law is moving forward in congress it would put gps
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with autism. >> if everyone who had autism had one of these bracelets or a device sewn into their clothes, when they wandered we could find them right away and could prevent the death that happened with avonte oquendo. >> schumer says the need for the law was heightened by a case this weekend. another 14-year-old boy with autism wandered away from a school program in brooklyn. he was rescued after police discovered him naked at a coney island beach. senator chuck schumer is asking congress to allow for ergency funding to fight the zika virus it will go towards a vaccine and prevention of the zika virus. there are 800 cases in the united states, that includes 60 in new york state. the money would also aid puerto rico which has more than 500 zika cases. connecticut lawmakers say they're working to finalize a new austerity budget this week. we've been telling you about possible cutbacks in state services and layoffs.
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say they're waiting for new revenue estimates due out today or tomorrow and they'll put the final touches on their spending plan. today marks one year since a devastating earthquake hit nepal killing 9,000 people. millions were left homeless. here in new york the victims have not been forgotten. thousands marched yesterday to honor the memories of those killed. some of the attendees were survivors. help is needed in ecuador. it's been eight days since that country was devastated by an earthquake. ecuador's president says the death toll has risen to more than 600. dozens are still missing. today community leaders in the bronx are launching a day of solidarity to highlight ways to provide aid to the more than 25,000 people that are now living in shelters in ecuador. also happening today, hundreds of people are expected to mark the anniversary of the death of freddie gray. he is the baltimore man who died in police custody. more than 1500 people are expected to hold a rally outside
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they would like to draw attention to the need for unity and cooperation between the community and police. yesterday demonstrators marched to remember the civil unrest that was sparked by gray's death. happening today, a minnesota lawmaker is launching a colorful tribute to prince. the state wants to make purple the official state color. landmarks in prince's homestate and across the country have glowed purple to honor the singer's legacy. the 57-year-old entertainer was found dead in his home thursday morning. friends and family held a private ceremony for him this weekend. >> a lot of people still in shock. 5:51. detergent pods are not the only kind of pod danger that poses a threat to your little ones. we'll tell you what more kids
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high above the earth a british astronaut pulled off an impressive feat. tim peak ran the london marathon virtually. he did it on a treadmill inside the space station and watched london's roads in realtime. he finished in just over 3 1/2 hours. imagine that, from the international space station. >> that's crazy. not only an astronaut, but a marathoner.
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>> doing it at same time. >> easier on the joints, i bet it would be. >> i was wonder being that gravity and how it worked out. seemed to work out for him. for us land lovers doing some jogging this morning. not too bad. temperatures starting out in the upper 40s and low 50s. ending up in the upper 60s to near 70. just a lot of clouds around, limit the breaks of sunshine. cloud takes back over tonight. showers move in mainly after midnight. a rumble or two of thunder overnight. unsettled day tomorrow. on and off showers, we catch a break for the middle of the week. we're still having a nice commute. one subway delay, the 7 train delayed in both directions because of signal problems at 34th street. roads are moving along nicely. here's the van wyck expressway.
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slowing down northbound heading into the q gardens interchange, not as busy as usual. >> thank you. a plane that is attempting an historic trip is one step closer to our area. the solar impulse 2 landed in california over the weekend. that plane is attempting to fly around the world and do so using only solar power. san francisco marks the halfway point of the trip. if everything goes according to plan it could be in our area in early june. a traffic officer near shanghai, china is earning praise for his keen eye and quick action. he saw something wrong and he directed drivers around a buckling roadway. it wasn't long before that the pavement plunged into a giant sinkhole. what could have been deadly was turned into a slight detour that kept traffic rolling along safely safely. a study out this morning finds those brightly colored
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danger to kids. over a two-year period there was a 20% increase to poison control for children who put one of those packets in their mouth. laundry detergent pods are the most dangerous but say dishwasher pods are also a problem. coming up next, we're following breaking news on long island. a huge fire on long beach road in oceanside. a crew is heading to the scene. we'll bring you any updates as they come in. and also at 6:00, rising prices at the gas pumps. we'll tell you how much it is costing drivers to fill up gas tanks in our area. if you're heading out the door, take us with you. keep watching "today in new york," download the news 4 new york app on your mobile device right now.
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breaking news, a raging fire on long island.
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chopper 4. and growing calls for mayor deblasio's impeachment. why some community members say it's time for him to go. and desperation. donald trump reacts overnight to a new plan to try to take down the republican front-runner. "today in new york" starts now. good morning. it's monday morning, it's april 25th. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm kerry barrett in for michael. >> chris cimino has the forecast. hey. >> good morning. the day dawning on the gray side especially from the city on north. we'll get somedsunshine at times. today temperature-wise not bad, generally 45 to 50. 45 in howell. 47 in red bank. toms river at 43. the cloud cover gets thicker and the temperatures stayed up. newburgh and poughkeepsie still holding at 50. 51 in bridgeport. in the city we're at 53 degrees. th some breaks in tle cloud cover
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some spritzes well to the north and west. most of us rain-free today. no umbrellas needed. didn't story as this system to the north and the one to the west get closer overnight tonight and tomorrow. for today, plan on clouds, occasional breaks of sunshine. back to the mid 60s by noontime. upper 60s to near 70 this afternoon. cooler along the coast. we'll time out the rain in just a bit. let's time out the commute with lauren. we had delays on the 7 train. that's cleared up. no accidents to report. if you're getting on the roads, here's what new york state crthruway looks like. heading towards nyack, clear sailing into the tappan zee bridge. a live look outside, the cross bronx expressway also moving along nicely. enjoy the ride while we can. no big problems, and more weather and traffic on the 4s. 6:01 right now. now to breaking news in nassau county.
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on long beach road and westminster parkway. kai simonsen is over the scene in chopper 4. good morning. the fire broke out at about 4:00 this morning.s these are live pictures. 3122 long beach road here in oceanside in southern nassau county. the scene of a two alarm fire. you can see all of the smoke and damage down there. we have retail stores at ground level and apartments upstairs. even though this is a second alarm fire and significant damage has been caused, no injuries have been reported. we hope it stays that way. emergency crews conti conue to work the scene. you can see as i come in closer here, catastrophic damage to at least this one section of the building with the roof collapse. we'll continue to keep you up to date. live in chopper 4, i'm kai simonsen. right now fire crews also remain on the scene of a fast-moving fire that damaged six buildings in brooklyn. video shows the size of the flames that ripped through a row of homes in cypress hills last ni
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more than 2 00 firefighters were called to the scene on elton street. residents ran to safety. >> everything is okay. >> the material is nothing. you know, but the people that got saved, everybody is out. a fire chief tells us it looked like the fire started in a garage behind one of the homes. the cause sun known. >> with you just heard from president obama, he is confirming the commitmen of mohire american troops to the battle against is. >> i have approved the deployment of up to 250 additional u.s. personnel in syria including special forces. >> those special forces may include the army's green berets. the president is in germany right now soon he'll meet with america's nato allies. the white house may be ready to release part of a secret chapter from a congressional
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the 28-page report may shed light on saudid onnections to the attackers. senator problem graham said a decision will be made by june during an interview with chuck todd on "meet the press." the midwest bracing for more sek vere weather. take a look at this. this hail is along i-35 just north of wichita. so >>me say the hail was as large as quarters, other say it was as large as oranges. one mobile home was destroyed by high winds. the national weather service is surveying that area later today. 6:04. time for weather and traffic on the fours. checking our weather here, what are we expecting this morning? >> temperatures fairly comfortable for this time of year. in the 40s. w 50s lready in the city. it's a mild morning start. just a lot of cloud cover around. may be some breaks from time to time this afternoon we'll get into more sunshine from the city on sout
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north of the city. highs in the 60s to near 70 degrees. sunnier areas could approach 70s. the coastal areas will be considerably cooler. again it gets unsettled overnight. mostly cloudy now, 53 degrees is the current temperature. climbing from the 50s to mid 60s by noon. high today, upper 60s to near 70 as it gets breezi. seven-day forecast coming up. here is the latest on the commute. >> thanks. good morning. we have two detours out there on the buse the b14 and m66. if you're getting on the rails, subways and major commuteder lines are moving along fine. just a heads up for lirr commuters, there will be bus service in place on trains between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. while track inspections take place. seas for the morning commute and rush, everything doing fine. alw,ternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. we'll have more weather and
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tomorrow voters go to the polls in connecticut's presidential primary, now we're learning of a republican political deal. senator ted cru and governor john kasich admit that they are teaming up to try to keep donald trump from getting the nomination. th two are divvying up stes. cruz can center his attention on indiana. kasich is free to seek votes in oregon and new mexico. >> at the end of it all i think wh >>en we're at the convention t >>he delegates will want to know who can beat hillary. >> it's a crooked game. folks, it's a rigged system. believe me. >> trump also tweeted this about the cruz/kasich deal. fhe called it desperation. polls show trump leading in connecticut and in tomorrow's pennsylvania primary. >> the latest polls favor hillary clinton over senator bernie sanders in connecticut and pennsylvania. sanderadmitting he has a tough path ahead to n the nomination but says he is vowing to stay in it. a political surprise for clinton. charles koch, a billionaire
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her. meanwhile sanders is remaining firm. >>th we're in this race to california. we're proud of the campaign we ran. >> every time donald trump says one of the things he says a lot of people are surprised or shocked. >> clinton was in bridgeport yesterday. her campaign releasing a new tv ad attacking him. this morning sanders will be in hartford. new fallout from an investigation of campaign fund-raising at city hall. two mmunity activists are calling for mayor deblasio to step down. >> if you say we have a city that we are united, we are not. thitis city right now is torn apart. >> if you feel and love new york city the way you say you do, would dobright by new york city by s pping back. >> a board of elections mo cobtained by the daily news accuses the deblasio administration of side stepping campaign fund-raising laws to help democrats win the state senate.
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the law. a new jersey mayor's sudden death is send ding shockwaves through the community. lizette parker was the first african-american woman to become maikyor in bergen county. now teaneck is flying flags at half staff in her memory. she was 44 years old. a local hospital said parker was battling respiratory issues. >>oo> today in orange county negotiations to keep one city's school buses running. drivers for the middletown school district will be picking kids up this morning. plans for a strike are on hold thanks to productive bargaining sessions. negotiations between the union and the bus company, mid city transit, resume later today. 6:08. in the cnbc money report, drivers being forced to shell out more to fill their tanks. landon dowdy has those details and more. >> good morning. prices at the pump are creeping back up. the average price of regular
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$2.18 a gallon that's due partly to crude oil prices edging up. in new york it's higher at $2.29 a gallon. it's $2.26 a gallon in connecticut. still below $2 in new jersey. gas prices are up 41 cents in the past two months. the apple watch celebrated fo its first anniversary on sunday. apple has never released sales numbers, it's erastimated the company sold twice as much watches than the iphone in its de pbut year, about 12 million at an average price of and $500. that makes the apple watch a $6 billion business, three times the annual revenue of fitbit. hard to believe. >> that's crazy. they came on quick. >> what does apple bring out that doesn't come on quick. >> exactly. >> thank you. >> thanks, guys. it's 6:09. part of our area could soon be paying more for water. we'll tell you about the new fee being announced. and drought over.
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wel ome back. now to that breaking news we're following in nassau county. crews are fighting a huge fire in oceanside on long beach road. >> katheri t creag just arrived at the scene with the latest. >> what an awful scene out here so many fire trucks, police officers and firefighters blocking off a long stretch of this roadway. we're zooming into that spot where firefighters have been battling a blaz this is long beach road in east rockaway. a business down the street, possibly a convenience store has gone up in flames. fire destroyed it from what we can see from the chopper and other video. >> all right.
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problem with kat's signal, because large fire that's working. chopper 4 heading to the scene. we heard that report from kat. we'll try to get back to her. at 6:13, we'll check in with chris and lauren about weather t and traffic. good morning. >> good morning. monday morning starting kind of cloudy for folks especially to the north of the city. that's where the cloud cover is thicker. up in cornwall and range county, a thick blanket of clouds. temperatures here because the clouds kept up overnight, upper 40s right now. relatively mild to start this time of year. further south, long beach island, a little more clearosky. towards the horizon there, a little thicker cloud cover. for the most part they are cooler at 45. weather headlines, a day that features a fair amount of clouds and sunshine. it will be dry today. no umbrellas needed. rain and thunderstorms overnight tonight and tomorrow. not continuous rain, just casional showers. the sun makes a quick return on wednesday. as quick as it returns t could
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53 in tiibeca, 53 in staten. unusiform temperatures. lot of 40s in new jersey. hudson valley near 50. out across long island, upper 40s to 50 degrees. the cloud cover over the city, just about to the point of central new jersey. south of there it's cleared out. to the north more shower activity. this shower activity will push in as we ork through the overnight hours. heading out this morning a couple little sprinkles trying to survive. most of these not reaching the grou . could be a spritz onshe windshield well to the north. sunshine, uppet 60s in the cily. 70s inland. lower 60s east end of long island, south-facing shorelines. the bulk of the rain is after midnight when most of us are sleeping. showers tomorrow, a couple bands come through. one in the morning, one midday, a stronger band of showers and thunderstorms late afternoon and early evening.
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bahtck home the mets at citi field agai t h,e reds. comfortable night. seven-day forecast, more clouds around than sun, dry. upper 60s. upper 60s tomorrow with showers and storms. wednesday is a nice break, mid 60s with sunshine. wednesday, cooler day, showers late in the day and at night. friday looks okay. saturday and sunday, temperatures in the mid 60s. how is the commute? >> not many changes in the commute. relatively nice one. we have an accident out there now to report on. in new jersey on 78 heading eastbound before exit 26, the lemington north branch exit there is an accident in the right lane, stop and go here. but otherwise roads are moving along nicely. inbound side of the george washington bridge minor delays getting into the tolls here.
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10-minute wait. at the holland, 15. ooklyn bridge, things moving along just fine. bqe starting to slow down a bit. overall still moving along better. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. we'll have your next weather and traffic on the 4s. new information in the massacre of eight family members in ohio. authorities say they found marijuana grow operations at three of the homes where the victims were found dead friday. seven adults and a teen boy were murdered in four locations south of columbus. officials describe the killings as sophisticated but they're not discussing motives. e killer or killers have not been identified. students will see heightened security today at a wisconsin hiyogh school rocked by a prom night shooting spree. an 18-year-old former student, jacob wagner, opened fire on seniors as they left the celebration on saturday night.
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police quickly shot wagner and killed him. one friend said wagner was shaken up after a breakup with his girlfriend. happening today, the brussels metro station attacked by terrorists last month just reopened this morning. commuters moving through maalbeek station. inside there's a wall of remembrance where passengers can leave messages of hope. today is the first time the entire metro system has been up and running since a suicide bomber killed 16 people as part of coordinated attacks on belgium's capital. the sales of prince's muse headache skyrocketed since his death last week. there were 2.3 million prince songs sold in the three days following his death. "purple rain" and "when doves cry" topped the list followed by "little red corvette" and "let's go crazy." it could be weeks before his cause of death is released. beyonce fans trying to quench their thirst for lemonade
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ght tidel for now. so far there's no sign of lemonade on itunes. beyonce debuted the album saturday night in an hour-long presentation on hbo. the highly perm sonal work discusses her marriage with jay z. >> it appeared to tell her story. >> and some political statements as well. >> a lot going on in this special. it was worth watching. it was pretty compelling. i yo thought it was excellent. > still ahead, why a new plan to reduce airplane noise in new jersey may not be offering residents relief.
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welcome back. 6:22 on this monday morning. 53 degrees out. four kittens are alive thanks to a firefighter's excellent hearing. vincent martinelli was battling a fire in a bronx apartment, he couldn't see because of the oke but he heard a noise. he followed theound to a floor board and found the kittens. they are okay. >> so cute. >> good work. how cute. > 6:23 right now. in the nhl playoffs, the islanders headed to the semifinal round.
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he scored the tying goal. then in second overtime period he had the game-winner. the islanders win the fourth game of the series 2-1. init's the first time they made i t of the playoffs in 23 years. we'll bring you complete coverage of the islanders chase for the cup. >>te> all right. 6:23, coming up on 6:24. i have some rangers fans here. >> yeah. >> how is it going? are we okay? >> tough season. >> little flat. >> okay. >> good for the islanders. >> yeah. look at them. very gracious. >> the rangers get to play golf now. the courses are clear. we wish the islanders well. weather picture okay. clouds should break up. upper 60s to near 70 degrees. a few degrees warmer inland
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cooler along the south-facing shoreline. overnight, showers after midnight. heading out, showers maybe a thunderstorm storm tonight. more wet weather tomorrow. a couple nice days sprinkled into the seven day. >> it's been an easy commute so far. >> a little congested out there. tro-north, lirr, new jersey transit, path and subway running on or close to schedule. lirr bus service in place between 9:00 and noon on travel bean babylon and speonk. a live look at the tappan zee. this is the first morning we have had cashless toll booths. some delays building into the tolls from rockland into westchester county. leave yourself some time this morning. you don't want to get stuck in that. >> 6:25.
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breaking news on long island. >> i'm katherine creag live in east rockaway on long beach road where that huge fire destroyed a buu'siness and the apartment above it. we'll have the latest on this eaking story where police and firefighters have closed off this area, that's coming up. and an nypd officer nearly killed in a brooklyn high rise fire will come face-to-face with the teenager accused of setting in court. i'm tracie strahan with more on that story just ahead. >> keep watching "today in new york," download the news 4 new york app on your mobile device.
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breaking news, a huge fire damages several apartments and stores on long island. this is video just in to our newsroom. an elderly man killed during an elevator altercation. new details about the victim. and we'll tell you why part of our area could soon be paying more for tap water. "today in new york" starts now. good morning. it's monday morning. it is april 25th.
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>> i'm kerry barrett in for michael. >> storm team 4's chris cimino has the forecast. you do. >> i hope i do. i have it somewhere in one of these pockets. tecempmiatures in the low 50s early this morning. in and around the city in good shape. outside in the suburbs north and west, not dramatically cooler. cloud cover kept the temperatures up. 46 in sussex, morristown, we have some clouds, y but some thin spots and breaks in there. maybe a sprinkle or two up across orange county, duchess county. a front trying to drop down from the north. we could easily get close to 70 degrees this afternoon. more storms overnight tonight an ud during the day tomorrow. by noon, 64. forecasting a high in the city of 69. warmer inland, cooler t the coast. details on the rest of the forecast in a bit.
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>> good morning. we have new problems out there. one of them on the cross bronx expressway, an accident reported after the sheridan expressway. a slow ride getting into this area. also for connecticut commuters, very slow ride heading southbound on the connecticut turnpike. not an accident reported out there. that's exit 24. this is what the delays look like by exit 26. this is the southbound side. more weather and traffic on the 4s. now that breaking news in nassau county. crews are fighting a huge fire in oceanside on long beach road. "today in new york's" katherine creagrrived on the scene, kat? >> firefighters are in their ladd trucks, they're spraying water on this business that has been destroyed. not only that, several apartments have been destroyed well. we want to show you this video. this is long beach road in oceanside.
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possibly a convenience store has gone up in flames. fire destroy it. the roof caved in. it's also near anchor avenue. the fire broke out before 4:00 in the morning. as we were mentioning there were also apartments above the corner store. we're working to find out if they had people in them. those apartments have been destroyed. at one point we saw a fire escape falling to the ground, e metal, the ladder collapsing. darlene at this point there are also adjacent businesse that have been damaged. we're waiting for an update from the fire department if there have been any injuries. you wo saw how huge that fire was and they're investigating what caused it. >> thank you. new this morning police have identified an elderly bronx man who died after a fight over the use of an elevator. a small homemade memorial stands outside of 2824 university avenue in the bronx for 74-y r-wad felix rodriguez. he was discovered yesterday
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he later died at the hospital. investigators charged joaquin feliciano with manslaughter. yonkers police need help finding the person who shot a litworker. it happened in the middle of the day in yonkers. the employee walked outside when a fight broke out. that's when someone started shooting. people in the neighborhood know the victim well. >> it's sa because he's a good kid. he's not a kid that looks for trouble. he's just there doing his work. trying to get his money. >> the kid himself is a great kid. hard worker. works two jobs. just got -- never hangs out. really great kid. >> police say the employee is expected to be okay. police have no description for the shooter. suffolk county plans to announce a proposal to impose a yearly fee to pay for a new water district. the district weill be responsible for reducing nitrogen pollution from thousands of homes that are no.t on sewer lines. under the plan officials expect
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extra $73 a year.ka it's 6:33, coming up on 6:34. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. heading over to the weather center. hi, chris. >> starting out on the gray side for a lot of us north of the city. to the south you're seeing sunshine early on. everyone gets into some sun at some point today. mild temperatures. mix of sun and clouds for the afternoon and evening hours. highs in the 60s to 70. be wtter than 70 for some areas of new jersey. city on the cusp. south-facing shoreline, probably lower 60s. then it gets unsettled overnight tonight. that's mainly after the midnight hours. starting out with mostly cloudy skies in town. 53 degrease. 46 64 degrees by noon. 68 for the high. let's get over to lauren scala and find out about the commute. >> a c ple problems in new jersey.
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lemington nor dth branch exit, an accident investigation in the right lane. not fully stopped but it is a slowdown. keep that in mind. we have an accident reported on 80 eastbound after exit 34 in the sparta wharton area. you can see some stop and go through here. not too bad just yet. you need to move your car today. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. next weather and traffic on the 4s. a n jersey family is dealing with a tragic loss. a young boy struck and killed when he darted into the street. 4-year-old avery labranch was playing if front of his home in paterson yesterday afternoon. he suddenly ran into the road. that's when he was hit by a passing car and killed. >> he was energetic. he liked spider-man. he enjoyed having fun, playing. he enjoyed playing sports. >> avery just celebrated his fourth birthday. police say the driver was a 69-year-old woman heading home from church.
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not been charged. also in new jersey, police are still investigating an accident involving one of their own. a car and police cruiser collided on auburn street in paterson last night. so far no reports of serious injuries. it's not clear what caused the crash. in just a few hours emotional testimony expected at the murder trial of a brooklyn teen accused of setting a fire that killed a veteran nypd officer. tracie strahan is outside of the courthouse in downtown brooklyn with more. >> reporter: in opening statements attorneys warned jurors they would likely hear the final phone call, the emergency phone calls from two police officers who were trying to get outiof a high rise fire in coney island. one of those officers, rosa rodriguez, is expected to take the stand this morning. rodriguez was critically injured in that high-rise fire two years ago on coney island.
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guerrero, responded to that fire taking the elevator up the stairspto try and get people out of the building. but they were overcome by smoke when the doors opened. guerrero who was a seven-year vet of the nypd died from his injuries three days later. investigators ruled that fire to be arson and charged marcell dockery with arson and reckless endangerment. he allegedly set a mattress on fire, but his attorneys say hat confession was coerced. inned 5 in addition to the police officer, we will hear from the firefighters and fire marshal. back to you. in 2013, avonte oquendo who had autism ran away from his
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found dead months later. avontes law is moving forward in congress it would put gps tracking bracelets on students with autism. >> if everyone who had autism had one of these bracelets or a device sewn into their clothes, when they ndered we could find them right away and could prevent the death that happened with avonte oquendo. >> schumer says the need for the law was heightened by a case this weekend. another 14-year-old boy with autism wandered away from a school program in brooklyn. he was rescued after police discovered him naked at a coney island beach. connecticut lawmakers say they could pass a new austerity budget by midweek. right now democratic leaders say they're waiting for new projected revenue numbers and working to close a billion dollar budget shortfall that could mean more cuts in state programs and more layoff force state workers. an historic trip hit the halfway mark. the solar impulse 2 landed in california this weekend. the plane's attempting to fly around the world using only solar power. if everything goes according to pld it could be in our area in early june. a florida man's dream trip
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he wanted to run across the world's oceans in a giant astic bubble. kind of like a hamster wheel. he stocked up with gps, water, en shark repellant. unfortunately he did not check with the coast guard. they ordered him to stop and tweeted a photo as they towed him out of the ocean. >> boy. can't do that. >> you need to have the permission before. >> good idea. coming up, a health alert, the common household items sending more and more children to the emergency room. orde > and no relief from jet noise. why a new plan to reduce flight no pises in new jersey is not having an impact just yet. and your weather and traffic on the fours is coming up.
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now to that breaking news we're following in nassau county. crews are fighting a huge fire in oceu side on long beach road. kai kai kai simonsen is over the scene >> in chopper 4. so much destruction here. >> good morning to you. you can see the extent of the mage out here. the bidding pretty much destroyed. live pictures from chopper 4 over 3122 long beach road in oceanside, the scene of a two alarm fire. broke out around 4:00 a.m. this morning. we have stores at ground level and apartments upstairs. the fire spread to several adjacent buildings. no injuries have been reported. the cause is under investigation. you can see ait of the emergency activity here. swinging across the street, we did see a number of residents sitting in this area over here. no doubt unfortunate that they had to leave their homes but
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all of them, have escaped safely. live in chopper 4, i'm kai simonsen, backtaver to you. >> it's 6:43. time for weather and traffic. hi, chris. good morning. monday eetiaung us with a gray looking start. not what you want on a monday morning. you want sunshine to inspire you. we get some sun before the day is through. a lot of clouds early. dry today. not the case overnight tonight. tomorrow some rain and thunderstorms possible. the sun will quickly make its return again by wednesday. as we looktct our weather underground live camera shot, this is east moriches, a mid level deck of clouds. temperatures in the 40s. these are not rain producing clouds. a couple spritzes to the north of the city. that's about it. the tree pollen high. likely to stay there for the next several days if not weeks in some cases as the trees ntinue to bloom. mold spore count at a low level. 50 in sleepy hollow.
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rockland, westchester county between 45 and 50. into the city, low 50s. most of long island upper 40s to around 50. down the jersey shore looking at 40s as we are through most of th northern half of new jersey. a lot of clouds, yes. not much in terms of rain. heavier rain across the great lakes, that band of shower and thunderstorm activity is the ac al cold front that gets in here the end of the day tomorrow. this morning, a lot of clouds, some thin spots, more so to the south a couple sprinkles way to the north. future tracker, clouds tend to thin out especially from south of the city. this is 2:00 in the afternoon, city may be some dim sunshine i thicker clouds up to the north. clouds thicken up overnight. we get that band of shower and thunderstorm active between 3:00 a.nom. and 6:00 a.m. that pushes east of us a couple scattered showers tomorrow afternoon before that line comes through. that could have embedded gusty thunderstorms with it. those clear out tomorrow night and wednesday.
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more clouds from city north. again, still above normal temperatures. it will be cooler along the ast, maybe warmer inland. mild and muggy tonight, mid 50s in the city with showers moving in after midnight. a rumble or two of thunder. a better chance of thunder tomorrow. sun is back on wednesday. clouds are back on thursday wit more rain later in the day and at night. maybe a leftover shower friday morning and drying oud friday afternoon through saturday. another round of showers moving in by then may showers, that comes late sunday. let's get over to lauren scala. any updates on the commute? >> quite a few problems on the roads. they're getti congested. on 78 eastbound we have this accident investigation taking place out there in the right lane. then we have another accident on 80 eastbound before exit 35, mt. hope road in dover. that blocks a lane there. over on the garden state parkway, northbound after exit
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accident there causing some delays. we have one westbound on the cross bronx expressway just after the sheridan expressway. delays here go back to the bruckner interchange a live look outside at the inbound side of the george washington bridge where you see a slow ride getting into the span. we have reports of a minor accident. it will take you 30 minutes to get between the turnpike and tolls. 15 minutes into the lower level. 30-minute wait at the lincoln tunnel and the holland tunnel. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect today. don't forget to move your car. back to you. in news 4 your health, despite years of warnings a new study finds more children are getting their hands on detergent pods. over a two-year period there was a 20% increase to poison control for children who put one of those packets in their mouth. laundry detergent pods are the most dangerous. researchers recommend homes with
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senator chuck schumer calling on congress to approve $2 billion in emergency funding to fight the zika virus. said the money would go towards a vaccine and prevention of the zika virus. there are 800 cases in the united states, that includes 60 in new york state. thlse money would also help puerto rico. th raey have more than 500 cases. in new jersey no change in jet noise with the new flight path at teterboro airport, that's because in the first three weeks ot the switch not one pilot attempted the new approach which uses local landmarks. the bergen record reports the faa's updating flight charts to better illustrate the new route. the faa made the switch as a six-month test to reduce noise in hackensack. up next, we'll show you what happened when a giant sinkhole opened up in the middle of a busy road.
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city can thank this traffic officer for saving their lives. he noticed something was wrong e road and directed traffic around it. soon after you can watch the pa ment collapse into that giant sinkhole. thanks to the officer nobody was hurt. traffic was able to flow smoothly around the crater. >> incredible. the "today" show is coming ri up in a few minutes. we'll check in with savannah and willie and see what's ahead. goot morning. >> hi, ladies. coming up on the show, big story in politics. this new cruz/kasich alliance trying to block donald trump from the republican nomination. could this work or is it too little too late? >> and are parents missing the message. this morning a new warning on the dangers of laundry pods. and we have star power. ricky gervais and eric bana teaming up for a new movi
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number one. >> n >>umber one what? >> i think he's pretty cute, too. in "troy" do you remember him in there? >> oh my -- wow. >> "troy" was that movie with brad pitt. >> yeah. >> i knew the movie wasn't that good, but i loved him so much, he was fabulous. didn't matter. >> i might say that to him, darlene. you weren't that good -- >> no, no. he was good in the movie. i don't know if the movie was good. i knew he was excel when. so was brad pitt. >> got you. got you. >> okay. take care, guys. have a good show. >> did i step in that? >> that was years ago i'm still thinking about it. up next, chris will say when we could be seeing showers.
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now to that breaks news in nassau county. crews fighting a huge fire in oceanside on long beach road. >> "today in new york's" katherine creags there with the latest. kat? >> reporter: what an awful scene ou here. we want to zoom in to these businesses here. not only have the biz usinesses been destroyed by those apartments as well. this is long beach road close to anchor avenue. a fire broke out before 4:00 is morning. iswe heard from the fire chief, he told us this. take a listen.
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back, it's a question of when. the apartment above is completely destroyed. i. don't know how many apartments were in there. maybe two or three. those people won't be back for a long time. >> reporter: we're still awaiting to find out how many people were injured. this was a huge fire and firefighters are still here on theae scene, darlene and kerry. they are still spraying down this area with water. back to you. >> katherine creag, thank. now to tracie strahan in downtown brooklyn for the latest on a murder trial of a brooklyn teen. >> reporter: an nypd officer nearly killed in that brooklyn high rise fire is expected to take the stand against the teenager accused of setting it. rosa rodriguez was critically injured two years ago in that fire on surf avenue. she and her partner, dennis guerrero, responded to the fire, when they tried to evacuate the building they were overcome by smooth. guerrero died from his injuries. investigators ruled that fire to
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dockery, then 16 years old, with murder, arson and reckless endangerment. he allegedly started that fire by setting a mattress on fire. his attorneys, however, now say that confession was coerced. back to you. >> thank you. new this morning police have identified an elderly bronx man o died after a fight over the use of t elevator. a small homemade memorial standing outside 2824 university avenue in the bronx for 74-year-old felix rodriguez. he was found unconscious in the elblator yesterday afternoon. he later died at the hospital. investigators charged joaquin feliciano who also lives in the building with murder. a fire damaged six buildings in cypress hills, brooklyn. more than 200 firefighters were called to the building after 6:00. it looks like the fire started
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today suffolk county will impose a yearly fee to support a new water district. the director would be responsible from reducing nitrogen pollution for thousands of homes that are not on sewer lines. a typical family of four can expect to pay $73 a year. one more check of traffic, lauren. >> commute getting busy out there. we have a 4 and 5 trains running local because of a sick customer. if you're getting on the roads, cross bronx expressway still jammed up because of an accident after the sheridan expressway. also the garden state parkway northbound after exit 150, and an investigation on 78 eastbound before exit 26. chris, a check of the forecast? >> every couple days we have a front coming through that will bring showers with it today, we're quiet, some limited sunshine. mild day, upper 60s to 70s. showers arrive after midnight
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showers and a gusty tomorrow, especially late afternoon. upper 60s. cooler tomorrow night. clears out. nice day wednesday with sunshine, back to the clouds again thursday and another round of showers thursday afternoon and night. should be out of here friday morning. 60s on friday. saturday, in the 60s, it's spring. >> it sure is. the "today" show is next. >> that's what's happening "today in new york." good morning. team effort. in a shock move, ted cruz and john kasich suddenly announce they are joining forces to block donald trump's pathrmo the mination. the campaigns d vying up some of the remaining states to keep trump from a maj ity and to force a contested convention. can it work? what the front runner is saying about it this morning.

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