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tuesday, april 26th. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm darlene rodriguez. chris so cimino here with the forecast. >> we have rain near suffolk county. that's the band of heavy showers that came through the city a while ago. still more showers to the west and northwest that we have to get through this morning. so we are not quite done yet. there's a little bit of a lull in the action midday and another round of showers and storms later this afternoon. but in and around the city, considerably lighter with light showers out there. again, coming out of northwest new jersey, a couple heavier downpours if you will briefly. here's your heavy stuff exiting eastern long island and eastern suffolk county moving east at 50 to 55 miles an hour. a quick mover. temperatures in the low 50s. a little cool out there, 40s to the north and west. big spread in temperatures today from the east to northeast suburbs to the city. the city is in the mid-60s. the thunderstorm risk is with us, so take along the umbrella to play it safe throughout the day. you won't need it all the time but probably will later this afternoon.
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seven-day forecast and details from lauren. certainly very wet out there on the roads. no major problems we do have reports of the outbound gowanus near hamilton avenue. watch out for that. in addition to that, we have plenty of speed restrictions on the roads including your staten island crossings here. so outer ridge crossings gothleles bring near 35 miles per hour. the traffic holds are about to let up any second so you'll be able to use it. but travel at 35 miles per hour. we'll have more weather and traffic coming up on we 4 5:01 right now and breaking news. we are getting new information about a slashing in grand central terminal that happened in the last 90 minutes or so. kath ine creag has been spwoeaking with police, what are they saying happened there? >> reporter: darlene, we learned the victim's hand badly beaten ra..n to the token booth here at the subway station and said he needed help. we just came back from the su ofbway platform and saw there are still police officers and a police captain here on the scene
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anlso on for the person who slashed the victim. the police tell us around 3:30 the this morning two men got into a fight on a northbound 6 train. one had a knife and lunged at the other. the person raised hds hane likely to shield himself. two of his fingers were slashed. the victim got out of the grand central o terminal station and was taken to bellevue hospital. right now he's in stable condition. it is believed the suspect got out at some point. again, darlene, he has not been caught nd there's been a estion if t ihe trains are running. they are. the police captain says the trains aat running in both directions and were not held. but they are looking for the attacker. >> katherine creag at grand central. thank you. new this morning police are looking for a woman who they say hit a 12-year-old with a hockey stick. policeisay she was angry at some children who were playing loudly at a park in eltingville. she grabbed the stick from one and hit him with it. now in one hoto she appears to
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the 12-year-old has bruces but otherwise s okay. turning to the campaign trail, five states hold their primary elections today. >> that's right. maryland, connecticut, rhode isd,land, pennsylvania and delaware voters head to thele whos to cast their presidential ballots. toofday kar erry barrett is here with more. >> reporter: yesterday hillary clinton and bernie sanders appeared in a town hall held by msnbc separately. even after the votes are counted and there's a clear winner, near one appears willing to budge to bring the party back together. in fact, both of them said that that was the other's responsibility. when clinton was asked wha she could concede to bring sander supporters on board, she didn't offer much. >> i have 2.7 million more votes than he has.
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pledged delegates. >>he it is incumbent upon her fo tell millions of people who right now do not believe in establishment politics or establishment economics who have serious misgivings about a candidate who has received millions of dollars from wall street and other special interest. >> reporter: on the republican side, a lot being madengf the pact between john kasich and ted cr yuz to prevent a donald trump nomination. kasich is not campaigning in indiana, cruz not in mexico and oregon. but the deal is not quite so clear-cut. kasich didn't tell indiana voe ters to pick ted cruz. >> ghey aught to vote for me. i'm not over there campaigning and spending resources. >> where they collude -- they collude -- they colluded. actually, i was happy because it sh s how weak they are. it shows how pathetic they are. >> reporter: and as has been the ca se, thump took the argument a
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people shoulin't vote for kasich. after a public breakfast event, people shouldn't vote for kasich because of the way he eats. it's disgusting. >> that's what michael says about me. >> no, that's not true. never, kerry, never. thanks so much, kerry. >> you're not in the ace so it's okay. >> thankfully. >> stay with news 4 for tod 's primaries on air a aconline. tune in for results right here at "news 4 new york" at 11:00. darlene, you eat every meal like a queen. >> sure. >> it's fabulous. >> have you seen me eat chicken wing on thursday in the commissary, you know what that looks like. the weather picture is not looking great out east where the thunderstorms are the heaviest. the thunderstorms came through and whisked through in a hurry. raining eastern long island and will be shutting down in the next 15 minutes or so. lighter showers across northern new jersey into the hudson valley and may clip the city a while longer. so the morning commute, plan on
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then we get a little bit of a break in the action right in here where it's dry for a good part of the, let's say late morning and early afternoon. but this line of showers and thunderstorms and the actual front will push on through and linger in the day with another round of showers and storms. so we break it down, early rain rumbles race east. then we get a break in the action, big temperatures to the east from 50s for highs to 60s in the city to upper 70s across ned w jersdo. another round of afternoon showers and storms and drying out by tonight. 'll check out the seven-day and look to the weekend in a bit. we'll check out the commute right now. thank you, chris, good morning. there's some road work out on the connecticut turnpike. we have been seeing this daily sxwrofr overnight. two lanes are shut down in the stratford area. you can see it is just glowing. a slow stream of headlights so leave yourself extra time in the ea. if you're getting on the rails, nj transit updated the huthdson-blrgen light status running on a modified schedule with 30-minute headwaysd'hrough the morning rush.
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re's your commuter checklist, metro-north, lirr, transit and path are operating on or close to schedule. alternate side parking rules are in effect today. we'll have more weather a wend traffic ahead on the 4s. lauren, thank you very much. new this morning a new clue in a road rage stabbing on the upper east side. surveillance video showing a man that police are looking for. he's getting into a silver toyota camry. now saturday night near east 61st street and york avenue he and another driver got into an argument. lice say the man in the video stabbed the other driver 11 times. the victim now in critical condition. happening right now, police are searching for a person of interest in connection to the shooting death of a brooklyn man. the nypd released this surveillance viden of the man they're looking for. police say they want to question him about the killing of 24-year-old harold culler. a week ago police were called to hancock street where they ound culler with multiple gunshot wounds. a there's new video as police search for a suspect in yet another stabbing, this time in brooklyn.
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incident as well over the weekend. tracie strahan is live in downtown brooklyn with what police want you to see in an effort to help catch the suspect. >> reporter: well, we've caught the suspect in this story, michael, clarence jones. he's expected to face a judge today. and we can tell you he's accused of targeting several elderly victims throughout bro lyn and the bronx and queens. he's 66 years old himself, however, but authorities say it was a certain distinguishing fegeature that helped identify him immediately. how he watched as jones and led away from a precinct last night, hech's expected to face charges including assault, criminal possession of a loa d firearm and six counts of robbery. now police bel ove clarence jones has been targeting elderly victims in more than a half dozen muggings over the past several weeks. some victims as old as 80. now he was apprehended in park slope on monday thanks to a tip to crime stoppers and authorities say it was actually
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>> it identified him immediately, the fact he had gray hair under the hoodie, that's how they got him. >> reporter: now clarence jones is linkedee d to at least eight robberies throughout t ee boroughs but has 19 prior arrests. now michael, as he was led away in handcuffs last night, he was asked by several reporters if he acs tually committed these crimes. hisas answer, no. back to you. >> all right, tracie, thank you very much. happening right now, officers investigating an attempted rape are searching for a suspect who may be as young as 16ry years d. investigators released the surveillhnce video of the m walking through a rec room not far from the victim's building on the lower east side. he followed her into the elevator saturday afternoon and then started groping her. >> it's kind of frightening to be honest, but, i mean, at the end of the day, you have to pay attention to your back. you have to watch your scenery. >> they have to find this guy, that's all i can say, because
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>> h well, investigators say the n tried to follow the woman into her apartment but ran off with another man coming to the door. on staten island, police are looking for a man who used his cell phone to record a woman in a changing room. this happened on april 1st on aten island mall. police just released the photos of the man they are looking for saying he recorded the woman undressing by putting his phone under the dressing room door at a jcpenney store. if you recognize him, call police. today lawmake i will push new legislation they say that would avoid another purge of the voting roles. 125,000 names were missing during last week's new york presidential primary. the bill would make it a felony to remove voters without confirmation that the person is dead or has moved. the ill would also allow the automatic registration of voters when theyth get a driver's license. well, major de blasio is offering t spend $20 million in taxpay er money to fix the board of elections. he wants to avoid problems that curred last week.
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hitch. the board must agree to certain reforms. also, poll workers must get better training and an outside consultant would be hired to identify problems. we are now learning about funeral arrangements for teaneck, new jersey's, late ma anyor. lizette parker. the vie ng hours are at mount olive baptist church in hackensack with her funeral saturday morning. a news report out of south korea says the north
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boat near sheep's head bay. the coast guard got there in just ten minutes and fortutely everybody on board is okay. so that's good to know. >> certainly is. 5:11 right now. coming up, not the surprise neighbors wanted when a hydraulic lift tips and crashes athrough a window. look at that. so what exactly happened there? apple, they once again could be changing the game again. the rumored nce feature on the apple watch. plus, we're talking rain in your weather and traffic on the 4s. that's coming up. you're watching "today in new york." e-cl ass has 11 intelligent driver-assist systems. it recognizes pedestrians and alerts you. warns you about incoming cross-traffic. cameras and radar detect dangers you don't. and it can even stop by itself. so in this crash test, one thing's missing: a crash. th..e 2016 e-class. now receive up to a $3,000 sprin g bonus
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welcome back, 5:14, time for weather and traffic. we're talking about some rain out there this morning and wet roads. we'll talk to lauren in a little bit tophee if it's having an impact just yet. a few scatter thunderstorms around today. another heavier round this afternoon. cooler, brighter, sunnier this afternoon. that's the nicest day > smack dab in the middl of the day because clouds and showers return thursday lingering into part of friday. right now the low 50s for most of the city. jackson heights, 52. out east, more 40s from the ha tons to montague.
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there will be quite a range in temperatures.lwe'll explain that in a second. first batch of showers and sthunderstorms came on through the city right there. nasty little clusters moving east of suffolk county. still a few more showers behind that. then the break is where we spend late morning and early afternoon before the next line of showers, this is the front, that will come moving through later in the day. right now again, we'll hone in on suffolk county, especially eastern suffolk county. wine country getting hit with heavier downpours but should be light showers after that. then maybe a little break in the action which is where we are over the city for the time being. future tracker shows by 1:00 maybe some breaks of sunshine. if we get enough sun in thec city, we could crack th. stays cloudy with the front to the west of us in the 60s all day. out east, you stay in the 50s and 60s. notice by 1:00, another line of showers and thunderstorms setting up and dropping on through between about 3:00, 4:00 in the afternoon. then any one of these could be particularly heavy with strong,
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then all the activity dies down after sunset tonight and he skies clear out for tomorrow with a good deal of sunshine. the nicest day of the week. the shower threats around, the rm front sets up to the west of us. west of tha. in the 70s, whe mid to upper 70s in new jersey. east of that it is the 60s. further east of that we're talking the 50s up across the hudson valley and eastern sections of long island. you can s the breakdown, 68 in the city today. 60 in bethpage. notice to the north your highs in the 50s in here out across porertions of connecticut and eastern long island. but then notice into new jersey, 72 in hamburg. closing in on 80 near heightstown, almost a 30-degree range of temperature in parts of the viewing area before the day done. 37 is the low tonight as things dry out. then 30s to the north and west little chill in the air indeed.quthroughout the latter half of the week for thursday and friday, the clouds are back in the0s and 60s. then on and off rain around with
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of us for both thursday and friday. but we have some rain in the forecast. today showers and thunderstorms, another round coming through this afternoon. dry, nice tomorrow. then the clouds return thursday and friday again with some rain possible. cool ter in the 50s. dry for the weekend it looks like right now for sunday night. then a better chance for showers on monday. a little after 5:17, lauren, what's the latest on the commute? we have a couple problems on the roads. they are very wet so take it easy. but we'll head to the accident heading to rockland county coming off the tappan zee bridge on the freeway northbound before exit 10. lane. headed this way. then over to monmouth county with a downed tree out there on route 35 in the middletown area northbound out by navesink river road. that's not causing a problem but we'll see if we have problems with trees in the area. we'll take a live look outside at the alexand ter hpmilton bridge in the bronx. things are m ving along fine out
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bridge and h ading out towards the throgs and white stone bridges. the next weather and traffic upsdate is on the 4s. thank you, lauren. a symptom work order has been issued at le the site of a construction accident on the lower east side. authorities say a hydraulics fahailure sent a lift crashing into the sixth floor window of an apartment building on essex st treet. we're told construction crews were raising supplies to an upper floor when the lift tipped over. witnesses say they saw the lift basket leaning against the window before it broke through the glass. >> it just tapped the glass and then it kind of bent but itl didn't break. then i was like, look at that. then i went to get pizza, came back and it got worse. >> no one inside the apartment was hurt. no one on the ground was hit by falling glass or bricks. the top two floors f the building were evacuated as a precaution. 5:19. today the investigation into the execution-style killings of eight family members in ohio enters its sixth day. we're learning new details about the case that prosecu rs say all eight victims were shot in
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some were asleep at the time. al g with a marijuana grow operation with hundreds of plants. investigators say they also found evidence of roosters being brseed for fighting at one of the homes. there's a $25,000 reward being offered for information in this case. right now millions of people in the heartland are on alert for another outbreak of severe weather. in the last 36 hours, tornado alley has lived up to its name with seven tornadoes reported across the across the plains. today ditions are favorable for more torna es and large hail. the danger is expected this afternoon into tonight. the cnbc money report says apple is working on a big change for the next watch. right now the watch has to be paired with an iphone if you want to make a call. burlt according to our report in the wall street journal, apple is working on adding celaslar nnecti tty to the watch itself so you wouldn't need to have the iphone there. no word yet as to when apple ise expected to roll out that new watch.
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welcome back. 51 degrees out at 5:24. it's wet out there, we saw thunder and lightning, all sorts of things. >>ve a little lull in the action. it will be quiet throughout the morning and another round comes in this afternoon. watch f that. that could be severe in some spots. we'll talk about that through the morning. the heavy rain that came through eastern long island, that's how quickly this is moving through.
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cat skills, to the hudson valley. you will need the umbrella rom time to time throughout the morning. then we catch a break in the action as we work our way into the late afternoon and evening. but you can see in the city, not much going on. otherwise, temperatures, big range, 50s out east. 60s in the city. and how about the upper 70s? >> how about it? >> in new jersey, kind of a strange weather day across the tri state, but that happens in the spring. it does dry out tonight with temperatures in the mid-40s. and 30s in the suburbs. the quietest, nicest dayha of the week is tomorrow with some sunshine and in the 60s. >> and right in the middle of the week. >> which is perfect. what's happening there, lauren? >> we have a couple problems on the roads which is expected en they are this wet. weof have an accident on the gowanus headed outbound, southbound, westbound, whatever you want to call it, out by hamilton avenue. this is causing a bit of a delay in both directions. then on the rails, everything looks good with the exception of the hudson-bergen light rail operating on a modified schedule with trains running every 30
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right now it's primary
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other states. this morning, the strategies the candidates hope will get them over the finish line. chris says there's relief in sight. we're timing out the rain for you. and we are learning about a fight at grand central terminal that is now a slashing investigation. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, it's tuesday morning, april 26, i'm darlene lip portions of the city. in and around the five boroughs, relatively dry.
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that later. the mid-50s for central portions of new jersey this morning. the upper 40s to low 50s north and west. same thing out across eastern long island. everybody close to the 50-degree mark. throughout the day today, watch for another round of showers and thunderstorms popping back up again, especially mid to late afternoon into the evening commute in some spots, too. high in the city, mid to upper 60s. warmer west, cooler east, we'll detail that in a little bit. here's the detail in the commute for us, any troublespots, lauren? >> we have had a few accidents on the wet roads but most of them have cleared. and we'll start with a live look at the long island expressway in queens out by marathon parkway. this is just after the cross island. there's road work out there with people tapping on their brakes a bit. delays are not too bad, but i'll let you know if that changes. then heading over to a much better picture, here's the tappan zee bridge where things are moving nicely on both sides of the span. we did have an accident northbound on the new york state freeway just before exit 10 that
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so a decent rock in rockland county, ride in rockland county. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. new information on a slashing at grand central terminal that started apparently with a fight on a train. "today in new york's" katherine creag is live with what police are telling you right now. >> reporter: yes, we just lkeded to the detective minutes ago, michael, and the detective told me the weapon used was a large knife. the victim was slashed in the hand. his hand bleeding. he ended up running to the token booth clerk at the subway station here saying that he needed help right away. and at this very moment, there's still police officers and a police captain and detectives in the subway area. and the search is on for the person who slashed the victim. police tell us around 3:30 this morning two men got into a fight on a northbound 6 train. this happened after the suspect started harassing the victim's wife. the suspect who had a knife lunged at the other man. the man raised his hand, likely to shield himself, but police
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the victim got out with his wife at the grand central terminal station. he's now at bellevue hospital listed in stable condition. it's believed the suspect at some point, michael, did get off the train and police are looking for him right now. train service is all right, it's running in both directions. and you saw passengers down there at the subway platform, but police are still looking for the suspect. back to you, michael. >> tracie, thank you, sorry, kat. the nypd released this surveillance video of the man they are looking for in brooklyn, they want to question him on the killing of 24-year-old harold culler. he was shot several times along hancock in bedford a week ago. he was pronounced dead at the hospital. all right. 5:34, we do want to check the weather and traffic on the 4s. we'll check in with storm team 4's chris cimino. not needing the umbrella all
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meaning you should have it at times by your side. you will probably need it overhead later this afternoon. and a sturdy one at that with strong, gusty winds. one batch came through earlier on. that's now pushing east of long island. behind it, lighter showers through northern new jersey. most of those probably will pass just to the north of the city to the hudson valley, rockland and westchester county. then there's a bit of a break. that's the area right in here where there's not much going on. let's look at a couple light showers that can't be ruled out. this line i'll watch later on. if we break into sunshine, that will make the atmosphere more unstable and that is fuel for thunderstorms heading throughout the day. we'll keep a careful eye on that for you. early rumbles racing eastbound. that's good news. big temperature spread across the area. highs only in the low to mid-50s in eastern long island but into the upper 70s across central portions of new jersey. the afternoon round of showers and storms could be nasty in spots and then things finally dry out setting the stage for a nice one tomorrow. we'll have details on the
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here's lauren scala, what's the commute looking like? for hudson-bergen riders, trains are running every 30 minutes. being that it's wet out there, you want to know that. definitely bring the umbrella and you'll be standing for a little while. but it's still moving, which is good news. and also good news for your major commuter lines, metro north, long island railroad, all the other nj transit lines, path, doing just fine as well as subways. not delays. if you're getting on the buses, one detour this morning on the m50 for the city. and alternate side parking rules are in effect. the next weather and traffic update is on the the 4s. 5:36 right now. today the man police say terror rised and robbed elderly women in is due in court after weeks of being on the run. tracie strahan is live in downtown brooklyn with the latest. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: darlene, good morning to you. we have been tracking this story for weeks showing you security video or images of the guy with the gray hair. now that clarence jones has been
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victims are breathing a sigh of relief this morning saying they robbed or were attacked by him. now we saw him coming from the precinct last night in handcuffs. this first look at him in police custody. now he was picked up at 8th avenue and carol street in park slope after someone called in a tip to crime stoppers yesterday. police believe clarence jones has been targeting elderly victims in more than half a dozen muggings over the past several weeks. he's being linked to at least eight robberies in brooklyn, queens and the bronx. his victims ranging in age but the eldest of them up in their 80s. he also has 19 prior arrests according to police. and today he's expected to face charges including assault, criminal possession of a loaded firearm and six counts of robbery. now even though, darlene, he's accused of attacking elderly victims, he's 66 years old. when asked leaving the precinct last night if he committed the robberies and all the crimes, he simply answered no. back to you.
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5:37 now. this afternoon mayor de blasio will roll out his proposed 2017 city budget. and he's expected to call for a big infusion of cash to help the city's ailing hospital system. he wants to spend $2 billion to restructure that. the mayor also wants to improve social services on staten island, build a new indoor pool that will end up costing $50 million. when mayor de blasio releases his budget, he may get more questions on his campaign's fund-raising practices. yesterday he insisted his team didn't break any laws. that comes after a newly-released memo from the state board of elections that charges de blasio's campaign with willful and flagrant violences dating back to 2014. >>op de blasio's campaign is already under federal investigation. that probe of two of the mayor's
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of several members of the nypd's top brass. on the campaign trail today, five states holding their primaries. the five remaining candidates have been campaigning up and down the northeast coast ahead of today's elections. so it's maryland, connecticut, rhode island, pennsylvania and delaware voters that all head to the polls today in their respective primaries. kerry barrett is in the newsroom with the latest. people are really looking at this as a big day for the front-runners. >> reporter: and it is, indeed. we'll talk about that. we'll also talk about how contentious things have grown on the democratic side of things. msnbc hosted a town hall event yesterday with hillary clinton and bernie sanders both there appearing separately. what stood out after listening to both of them was the fact that after the votes are counted and there is a clear winner, neither of them appears willing to budge to bring that party back together. in fact, both said that was the other's responsibility.
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sweep for superdelegates, parts of the democratic establishment voted for hillary clinton and chose to come on board to her campaign before i announced my candidacy. and those people have a right to re-think the decision they made. >> reporter: on the republican side of things, a lot being made about that pact between ted cruz and john kasich to prevent a donald trump nomination. trump has a double of-digit lead in pennsylvania and nationally despite the other two agreeing to split up their chances against him. kasich is not campaigning in indiana and cruz is not competing in new mexico or oregon. >> if you don't want to see donald trump as the nominee, if you don't want to see hillary clinton as the next president, then i ask you to join us. >> two tremendously failed candidates last week, they are going to pick somebody like that and, you know, give me a break, not going to happen.
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connecticut, pennsylvania, delaware, maryland and rhode island all holding their primaries today. a lot more as the day continues, michael? >> it will be quite a primary in that corridor. thank you. help is on the way for crews battling a wildfire in ulster county. you can see the heavy smoke and intense flames. governor cuomo sending another 70-state emergency workers to help local crews on the fireline. the fire michigan saturday at sam's point preserve near ellenville. more than 800 acres burned but no buildings were damaged. 5:41. today we should learn details about a second priest sex abuse lawsuit filed against long island's rockville center diocese. father gregory yaseeshen claims the priest abruised him years ago. last year a young woman made a similar claim. the diocese should have removed the priest but didn't. last year the diocese and the father denied any wrongdoing.
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family begins to say good-bye to a young girl who died suddenly over the weekend. calling hours will be held today in scarsdale for 7-year-old lily love. no one is releasing the cause of the second grader's death, but the westchester health department is looking into it. the superintendent at her school greenville elementary in westchester says the school is safe. funeral services for lily love are planned for tomorrow. in new jersey two high-ranking democrats are trying to tighten the state's gun laws. now earlier this month governor christie announced the change that would make it easier to get a gun permit. both the majority leaders in the senate and the assembly are introducing measures to block the changes. it's 5:42 right now. coming up, new information about the emergency on a plane that prince suffered days before the singer died. and it's a quick, easy meal and many parents rely on it. but this morning there's new concern on some baby foods. you're watching "today in new york." and weather and traffic on the the 4s, that's coming up.
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welcome back. it is 5:45, we have a few
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morning and another round later this afternoon. we have to keep a careful eye on the storms. there's a slight risk for a few nasty thunderstorms out of that. mostly cloudy, 51 degrees. the wind is generally light, but again, the weather headline pointing to more shower and thunderstorm activity returning a little bit later on. tomorrow is the gem of the week where we put it all together with sunshine and temperatures in the mid-60s. showers return with clouds again later thursday into friday. so this springtime pattern which brings a lot of showers is in full gear right now. 49 in eastport. 50 in cutchogue. most areas in the upper 40s to eastern 50s. low 50s in the city. 40s for the hudson valley north and west. not a big spread in temperatures right now but that will change before the day is through. i'll explain that in a little bit. we have showers and more of them heavy that came through. most of them east of long island. another batch offshore where the nasty stuff is. still lighter showers to the north and west of the city. there's a break in the action.
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we'll watch for later on this afternoon for the possibility of some heavier thunderstorms. again, they are redeveloping, but the rain is lighter across suffolk county. that's good news. a couple showers for westchester and rockland counties. most of this activity passing north of the city. but take the umbrella along all day long, you may need it from time to time, especially later in the afternoon. the severe storm prediction center puts us at a marginal risk later on today. a slight risk in central and southern new jersey where here they could see more afternoon heating to make the atmosphere more unstable. on future tracker, we are about at 1:00, not much going on. more breaks of sun across new jersey allowing temperatures into the 70s there. here comes that narrow band, that is what is left of the front to pivot on through with some shower and thunderstorm activity. as it does so, again, any one of the storms could contain strong, gusty winds. maybe small hail and heavy downpours. but it is all gone by tonight and that sets the same for more sunshine for tomorrow. so it's an unsettled day today. southwest winds in central new
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northeast winds to the north and east means upper 50s to lower 60s for highs in the city. the next round of showers is exiting this evening. then clearing at least partially overnight, 40s in the city. but 30s north and west. here's tomorrow, nice, mild, beautiful and bright with temperatures on the cool side for this time of the year but generally the low to mid-60s. clouds are right back in here on thursday into friday. cooler, too. watch out for a little bit of rain thursday into friday. weekend looks dry for the most part, especially during the daylight hours in the 60s. more wet weather late sunday into monday and a high in the low 60s. wet roads, any new problems out there lauren? it's the calm after the storm. we have had quite a few accidents this morning but all have cleared. you can see by the maps there's a lot of green on them but still take it easy because those roads are wet. we have one problem to report on the roads, a downed tree, this is in monmouth county. northbound on route 35 out by
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the roadway but be careful. no significant delays near the tolls. a little slow going on the span. then over on the long island expressway, it's just getting congested. but no accidents. so that is just the normal morning commute there. alternate side parking rules are in effect. we'll have more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. thank you very much, lauren. 5:48 right now. happening today the murder trial resumes for a teen accused of setting a fire that killed an nypd officer. new video was released at the trial of marcell dockery. he lit a mattress on fire because he was bored. new video shows dennis guerra and rosa rodriguez overcome with chilling, black smoke. chilling calls were played in court. >> send for help. >> which unit? >> housing portable. >> what floor are you on? >> 14. 14. >> 14th floor.
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actually on the 13th floor. both were found unresponsive. officer guerra later died and rodriguez spent weeks in a coma with permanent lung damage now. tom brady has to serve the four-game suspension. that's the ruling from the federal appeals court back to the deflate scandal. in a split decision, the judge decided with the nfl commissioner roger goodell saying he acted within his authority. it is not clear if brady took part in the scheme to deflate the footballs. the criminal case against bill cosby can resume after a pennsylvania court blocked his appeal. the case against cosby involves former temple university employee andrea constand who alleges he drugged her and sexually assaulted her at his home in 2004. a former prosecutor said he wouldn't charge cosby after a charge in 2005. but a new prosecutor is charging
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cosby maintains the sex was consensual. fans continue to mourn the music icon prince and we're learning more about the days before his death. we're now hearing the audio from an emergency landing involving prince's private plane. >> what's the name of the emergency? >> an unresponsive passenger. >> you know male, female, anything? >> that's all i got. >> after we have been showing atlanta, prince's private jet landed in illinois and he was rushed to the hospital there. the spokes person says he was treated for flu-like symptoms but six days later prince was found unresponsive in an elevator at paisley park in minnesota and later pronounced dead. an autopsy has been completed but authorities say it may be days or weeks before they release the cause of death. 5:51. coming up, an apology after a choir performance at the 9/11 memorial sparks a controversy. don't forget to follow us on facebook and twitter and instagram. you're watching "today in new
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in news 4 your health this morning, a group of researchers are raising concerns on a popular baby food. babies who eat rice cereal have high levels of arsenic in their system.
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bases their results on the tests of 700 babies. these are linked to problems with the immune system and brain development. 5:54 right now and time for weather and traffic on the 4s on this tuesday morning. chris? >> a little wet in spots on this tuesday morning. it came down heavy in locations earlier on including the city. that heavy batch is east of long island moving into southeast new england. but still seeing residual showers and some moderate out of the pocanos into northwestern new jersey. so places like sussex county, orange and sullivan counties, watch out. the city on south, it's dry for now. but there's more sitting out to the west of us. you can see the heavy rain across suffolk county is much lighter and dissipating for a while. another round of showers and storms arrives this afternoon. mid to upper 60s in the city. 50s to the east. 70s to the west out across central new jersey this afternoon. so a big spread in temperatures. showers end tonight, skies partially clear, the mid-40s in town with some 30s in the suburbs north and west. but i think the pick of the week is going to be tomorrow. we may have more showers again
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we'll talk about that in the 6:00 hour. chris, thank you. >> well, despite the wet roads we don't have too many problems to it there. we are starting to see at lot of morning congestion. the hudson-bergen line is operating on a modified schedule every 30 minutes. this must have cleared. we had pretty significant delays heading southbound on the connecticut turnpike a few moments ago. but we still have an accident reported out there southbound after exit 13. so you can see it is a little bit of a slow ride as you head out the door in that area. lauren, thank you. well, 5:56 right now. check this out, a young black bear had police scrambling overnight in california. it climbed several fences, wandered through yards and pretty much ignored all the officers trying to scare it off. all of this happened near a college campus. after about an hour, wildlife officers finally cornered it and used a tranquilizer and they do plan to release the bear into a national forest. lots of people are talking about the video posted online by
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it shows them being stopped from singing the "the national anthem" at the world trade center site. whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight >> they were from north carolina and said they wanteded to show respects last week outside the 9/11 memorial. the guard said they needed a permit that cost $35 to sing. the memorial workers say the guard did not act appropriately. coming up at 6:00, connecticut is one of five states hosting their primaries today. see what the candidates are doing now to take down the competition. and then also at 6:00 a.m., a new clue in a frightening road rage attack in manhattan. why this video could help police solve the case. and if you're about to head out the door, take us with you, keep watching. download the "news 4 new york" app on your mobile device right now. we are back in two minutes. you're watching "today in new
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new this morning a commuter slash on a train near grand central terminal. we're live with new details about the victim. it is primary day once again. connecticut voters now getting their say in the presidential race. plus, better grab the umbrella before you head out the door. storm team 4 will tell us what to expect today. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everyone. tuesday morning, it's april 26, i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael ga:giulo. let's check with storm team 4's ch brris cimino. the weather shouldn't impact voting today in parts of pennsylvania and parts of connecticut. there will be rain around, just several hours it won't be raining. soat you may have to dodge a rain drop here or there but they can handle that. the heaviest rain that came throegh is already east of long island. that's good news. on the storm tracker 4 live radar, we have rain near rockland, westchester, putnam, also out near the pocanos and northwestern new jersey.
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and mainly passes to the north of the city. from the cany on south, pretty dry the rest of the morning. for the time being, anyway. that will change with a line of storms thio afngrnoon. the low 50s right now. then we'll watch for a few more showers returning. the best chance will probably be after 2:00 to 3:00 to 6:00 with temperatures in the upper 60s in the city. warmer west, cooler east. we'll detail in a little bit. a little after 6:00 a.m., we'll find out about the commute with lauren. we have spotty delays out there in the normal places where it's starting to pick up at this hour, but we have one reported problem on the roads. soow that is good news. but it's a downed tree in monm th county route 35 northbound out by navesink river road in the right lane. now there's a delay in this area, keep that in mind. in better news we'll take a live look at the inbound side of the lincoln tunnel where it is just a little slow going as you make your way around the tolls there, excuse me, near the helix into the tolls. a five-minute wait at the geo're washington bridge and holland
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you're in for a nice ride more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. > thank you,glao en. new this morning the search is on for a man who attacked a husband and wife on a subway trai katherine creag is at grand central terminal with an update. >> reporter: so frightening for commuters, darlene. a detective tells us the weapon used to as ack the victim was a large knife. that victim, his hand was blee yong and ran to a subway worker here aying he needed lp right away. he continues to recover at a ho wspital. we have sthn police officers here at grand central and detectives and a police captain. the seareh is on th for the person who slashed the victim at 3:30 this morning. two men were into a fight on a northbound 6 train. this happened after the suspect started to harass the victim's wife. the uspect who had the large knife lunged at the other man. the man raised his hand likely to defend himself and police say two of his fingers were slashed. the victim and his wife got out at the grand central station
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the victim is in stable condition. it's believed the shspect got out at some point. there was some question earlier if trains were running, they are running okay and on time in both directions on the 4, 5 and 6 trains. but police are still looking for the suspect. back to you, rlene. >> kat, thank you. new this morning video of a man want in a road rage stabbing that happened on the upper east side. it shows the man getting into a silver toyota camry and driving off. police say he had just stabbed another driver 11 times near east 60th street and york avenue saturday nigh the victim is in critical condition. new this morning police are searching for the man you see in this surveillance video in connection to a brooklyn murder. right now they are only calling chim a person of interest. police say they want to talk to hiavm agout the killing of! 24-year-old harold culler. he was shot several times on hancock street in bedford a week ago. he died from the wounds. a construction site on the
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to stop work after an accint. the authorities say a hydraulics failure sent the lift crashing into the sixth floor window of an apartment building on essex orstreet. no one inside the apartment was hurt and no one on the ground was hit by the glass and bricks that rained down on the sidewalk. right now nj transit crews are hard at work to restore full service along the hudson-bergen lie ght rail. yesterday a dump truck took out some overhead wires. thmiat shut down some service. now the light rail is running but on a modified schedule with 30-minute headways. that's between liberty state park and harsen cove. we'll have more coming up in traffic. 6:04 and time for weather and traffic on the 4s. chris, i know you don't like esday so i will try not to accept you.israngers. >> oh, thanks. how aboutmets. >> all hope is on the islanders now. >> yes, the mets are on a roll. so we are looking pretty good in that department.
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unsettled, unfortunately, with that's the i nasty showers in portions of northern new jersey. notice the movement a'ain is probably going to be takenheorth of the city and on up into connecticut. if you are in these areas, be prepared, the roads will stay wet with additional rai thr gh the morning. are we done yet? there's another line out to the west and it's right on in here. a pretty significant one here, that's the c d front to come swinging our way later this afternoon. in between late morning and until that front gets here, i think it is dry. we may get a littleebit of sunshine peeking through at times. so it's early rain and those thundersto s are moving east of the area. it looks like there's going to be a big temperature spread across the area today in the 60s in the city. the upper 70s in inland new jersey. and the upper 60s for connecticut. early rain and thunder enorms later this afternoon and things will dry out tonight. the rest of the forecast is coming up on the 4s. commute time, here's lauren with the latest. the roads are a little wet out there.
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we'll follow-up on the hudson-bergen line with darlene talking about the overhead wire problems. it is operating on a modified hedule with trains running every 30 minutes. keep that in mind. the major commuter lines, everything moving along nicely. no delays on them or on the subways right now. so that is good news. if you're getting on the buses, one detour for the m50 for the city. and alternate side parking rules are in effect today. we'll have more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. thank you very much, lauren. 6:05. now to decision 2016, the mu polls just opened in connecticut for the state's presidential primary. voters in maryland, rhode island, pennsylvania and delaware will also be heading to the polls today. kerry barrett is in the new oo. with a look at what is at stake. kee,rry, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, darlene. yeah, polls show hillary clinton making a clean sweep in those five states. they also show donald trump has a double-digit lead in those states and of course nationally.
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the pact beingymade between john kasich and ted cruz. they are trying to prevent primaries. kasich is not telling indianamy voters to pick ted cruz and trump is getting more creative in his attacks. >> it is nothing more than an fort to target the resources because we are going to head to an open convention. >> i have never seen a human fashion. i don't think so. he was talking about kasich, just so you know. to the dems, the polls showing a clean sweep for hillary clinton in today's primaries. both hillary clinton and bernie sanders appearing in an msnbc town hall yesterday separately. both appearing unwilling to budge to bring that party back to mgether once the nominee is picked. rachel maddow asked clinton to consider adopting any of sanders platforms to win over his supporters should she become the nominee. >> we are going to work together. but i am ahead.
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premise. while we talk about what happens next. >> let us see in pennsylvania the highest voter turnout in the history of the state. >> reporter: all right. a quick note about the republicans today, they are splitting 172 delegates. that is still not enough to put any one candidate over the top. following closely as always, darlene. >> thank you, kerry barrett. coming up on the "today" show, an interview with john kasich at 7:00 a.m. lawmakers will push new legislation to avoid another purge of the voting rules. 125,000 names were missing during last week's new york presidential primary. the b l would maken t a felony to remove a voter without confirmation that that person is dead or has moved. th bill would a co allow the automatic registration of voters soon as they get a driver's license. that exists in several states. mayor de blasio offering to spend $20 million in taxpayers money to fix the board of elections.
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that occurred last week. his funding comes with a hitch. the board has to agree to certain reforms. poll workers have to get better training and an outside consultant would be hired to identify problems. mayor de blasio may face more questions on his campaign's fund-raising practices. yeutsterday he insisted his team didn't break any laws after the memo released by the board of elections. it charges him with willful and flagrant violences dating back to 2014. >> it's outrageous. and again, i don't know whats mogntivating it. a predecessor and so many other people lived by those exact same standards. i think it speaks for itself. >> de blasio's campaign is already under federal investigation, that probe of two of the mayor's donors leadingl o the reassignment of several of the nypd's members in the top bras a major takeover is getting the green light.
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the details and much more. >> hi, good morning. the justice department has gned off on charter communications plan to take over me warner cable and brighthouse tworks. the deal will create the nation's second largest internet and thirdpeargest video provider. the doj is attaching conditions to the merger aimed to protect competition. the charter still needs approval from the fcc. and hershey is hoping drieded beef is the next chocolate. you heard me right. the company will start selling protein bars this summer made from dried meats and other ingredients including mangos, cranberries and quinoa. and they are working on fruit-flavored proteins and snack bars only sold online. this comes as the u.s. chocolate sales are melting under the heat of the health and wellness push. michael and darlene, my only estion is, what are they going tolo call hershey kisses now? >> darlene does n like the term "meat bar." >> i'm not eating that. i'm a huge hershey's fan but i'm
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>> you know what, i have a massive sweet tooth and the idea of beef in my chocolate just doesn't do it for me. >> but i'll taste it. >>r i'll give it a try.u>> thank you so ch, landon. 6:10 right now. still ahead, getting ready for a prngesidential visit. we'll tell you how rutge is handling the ticket demand for the president's commencement speech. up next, a brush fire battle in ulster county. we'll tell you what is being done to contain the flames. and the weather and traffic
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have a tip for new york's biggest i-team, call 866-news-244. it is 6:14, a few seconds here on this tuesday morning with rain coming through. a little more to get through before the day is done. this is an umbrella day from time to time. it stays unsettled. a few showers and thunderstorms could arrive later this afternoon.
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that's probably the best day of the week with the clouds returning along with the risk of a few showers later on thursday into friday. but right now temperatures out across central new jersey, not a big spread here. hillsboro, 54. same thing in point pleasant and howell and sayerville. these areas will likely climb into the 70s and get into sunshine. out east in the upper 40s to low 50s. it likely stays in the 50s. in the city, the low 50s will translate into the 60s before the day is through. but most folks generally this morning pretty uniform in the upper 40s to lower 50s. it's been rain cooled. one batch of heavy showers and thunderstorms came on through and may have woken you uf later this morning. that's east of the city. still a few leftover showers north and west of town. then we'll spend late morning and early afternoon right in re. but it's this line, that's t actual front, that moves in our direction late this afternoon. how much of that holds together and how much heating we get will impact how intense the storms and thunderstorms are. at this point, at least the storm prediction center is putting us at a marginal risk
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that means a pretty low chance but one or two could be severe.orand then, of course, central new jersey, a slight risk with a slightly better chance to have more afternoon heating which will be the fuel for the storms. in the meantime, you can see the breaks in the overcast that develops south and west of the city through 2:00 this afternoon. you can also see that narrow line of thunderstorms developing here. and in that front as it comes on through, probably 4:00 or so in the city, there could be strong wind gusts. any one of these storms could contain heavy downpours ahs pea-sized hail. we'll watch for that, too. overnight t he clouds start to break up and the cooler, dry air wins out and tomorrow is a beautiful day. unsettled t day in the upper 60s in the city. like i said, cooler east nd warmer to the south and west. tonight we dry it out, 40s in the city. 30s west of town. then tomorrow we are back into the sunshine, nice day tomorrow. generally in the low to mid 60s before clouds return on thursday. about 60. some showers will returno ater in the day. scattered shower or two on thursday into friday. more wet weather late sunday night into monday with
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anything new to worry about on the commute so far, lauren? yes, we have a subway delay. we have delays on main street bound 7 trains all because of osignal problems out at mets willett point. we are not seeing other delays out there. but we'll take a live look at the roads. here's the bqe as you make your way into the area of the brooklyn bridge. you can see the brooklyn bridge kind of in the faint foreground there doing just fine but it's a slow ride into this area. so keep that in mind. then heading over to the belt parkway, things also starting to slow down on the belt out by lefferts boulevard. you can take my word. i promise, it's always slow out there. and alternate side parking rules are in effect today. we'll have your next weather and traffic update on the 4s. laurng en, thank you. 6:17 now. ceremonies are taking place across ukraine today with the chernobyl nuclear meltdown taking place 30 years ago.
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of the nuclear power plant. the radioactive cloud spread across the area. keir simmons will take us inside that area and show us what it loteoks like now at 7:00 a.m. a new missile is ready to launch in north korea. it's a powerful mid-range missile on standby. the missile has a reported range of more than 2,000 miles which could put u.s. military targets in asia within reach. the report comes as the u.s. and south korea wrap up military drills later this week. >>rt> happening now, governor cuomo is sending another 70 state emergency workers upstate to help fight a wildfire in ulster county. fr anom the air you can see the heavy smoke in the intense flames. the fire began saturday at sands point preserve near ellenville. there were more than 800 acres burned. so far noebuildings damaged. a night out on the water ended with a rescue for e ight people off the coast of brooklyn.
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this broken down boat near sheep's head bay. once the call for help came in the coast guard responded in just ten minutes. everyone on board is okay. 6:18 right now. still ahead, a hydraulic lift crashes through an apartment window in manhattan.u see the scene there. we'll tell you what happened to the people who were inside. don't forget, follow us on facebook and twitter and inomstagram. michaelg4ny, darlene4ny. you're watching "today in new
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beautiful view there of times square. and there are a thertisements out there. >> just a few. >> rutgers students are upset to anges for this year's commencement speech that will feature president obama. rutgers is getting an unprecedented amount of requests for the 50,000 available seats. so they are limiting each of the graduating students to three guests each. some seniors are blasting this change on social media and only students from the new brunswick campus are actually going to be getting the parking passes. students from newark and camden are told to take specially charte yored nj transit trains t t day. nbc's next live musical added a big name with a big voice. jennifer hudson signed on to star in "hairspray live" to play motormouth maybel. also joining the guest, harvey
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"hairspray live" will air on nbc live. isn't he perfect for that? >> i saw him in the role when i saw "hairspray." >> that's right, he did that role originally on bradway. >> all i want to be is loved is the song. >> he did a wonderful job. meantime, not so psyched about the th weather. oh! strike up the band, we have clouds and showers moving through. and we have a few more to the north of the city right now. let's hone in on fairfield county, connecticut, rightealong there. you can still see moderate downpours just north of 95 and ong 95 as well. we'll two to go to the west, we have portions of sullivan county in the bull's-eye of rain. that will move through. when it does, we'll catch a break of sunshine in some spots. e upper 60s in spots this afternoon, but another round of shower and thunderstorm activity coming in later this afternoon and this evening. one or two of the storms
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reach our area. a lot is going on in the next 24 hours and calms down fnd tomorrow. >> we'll get through it. thank you so much. >> hey, lauren. not too bad of a commute despite the wet roads and rains we had earl r. we have issues on the hudson- hudson-lines. we have delays on main street bound 7 lanes. looking at the turnpike, we have and accident southbound in the stratfd area. so it blocks the right shoulder d partially blocks the right lane. so delays are slitarting to build rough here. leave yourself extra time. thank you very much, lauren. 6:25. coming up next, the latest on the subway attack. >> reporter: i'm cat katherine creag live at grand central terminal whteere a victim was slashed. police are looking for the suspect and we'll tell you the latest on what detectives are
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new this morning, a husband and wife attacked on the subway train near grand central terminal. the man responsible is on the run. it is primary day in connecticut. why voters may see some changes when they cast their ballots. plus strong overnight storms are moving out but more rain is on the way. storm team 4 is tracking it all for us. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, it is tuesday, may 26. i'm michael gargiulo. >> and i'm darlene rodriguez. let's go to chris to check on the weather. we had showers from 2:00 a.m. to 4:00 or 5:00 a.m. moving quickly west to east. they have moved east now, just a few light showers near the hudson valley and northern
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you need the umbrella here a while longer. from the city south, we get a lull in the action. but we are not done yet with the nasty line of showers and storms to the west. that's the actual cold front to arrive here later on this afternoon. we may also break some holes in the cloud cover allowing temperatures in portions of new jersey to get into the 70s today. but when the storms come in, that's a little extra fuel to possibly make them rough or severe. we have a few breaks of sunshine in some locations. we have a high in the upper 60s. more on the forecast in a little bit with an update in the commute. i see a big 7. are we surprised? we have delays on main street bound 7 trains. otherwise the subwaysook good. a live look outside at the inbound holland tunnel. things are moving along just
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same for the george washington. eryone is slowing getting into the area, but the good news is it's not a problem. we'll have more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. lauren, thank you very much. the search is on for the man who attacked a husband and wife on a subway train. katherine creag is at grand central terminal with an update. what is going on? >> reporter: we were just talking to a commuter who was saying, as you know, in the confined sce of a subway train, you want toy ry to get away from a violent person and that sounds like that is what the victim was trying to do. he ran to a subway worker he ande trying to get help. and he said he needed help right away. he was taken to the hospital. this was the scene earlier with officers and detectives, a police captain as well in the subway area of grand central terminal and the search is on for the person who slashed the victim. this happened at 3:30 this rning. two men got into a fight on a rthbound 6 train. this happened after the suspecte started harassing the victim's wife. the suspect who had, according to a detective, a large knife
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the man raised his hand likely to defend himself and police say two of hisre fingers were slashed. the victim got out at the grand central station and has been taken to bellevue hospital. he's listed in stable condition. and at some point, michael, lice tell us that the suspect also fled the train. police are still looking for him. the trains are running on time as far as we know in both directions. but police are still looking for that attacker. back to you, michael. >> kat, thank you very much. police are searching for the woman who hit a 12-year-old with a hocker stich police say she was angry at some kids who were playing loudly at a park in eltingville. she grabbed the stick from one of the children and hit him with it. in a photo she appears to be pushing a stroller. the 12-year-old has bruises but otherwise is okay. >> and five state hold the primary elections today. voters in connecticut, pennsylvania, maryland, rhode island and delaware all will cast presidential primary ballots. republicans are battling over 172 delegates today.
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put any one candidate over th top. on the democrats side, 463 delegates are up for grabs. connecticut, maryland and delaware are key here, they are winner-take-all states. the big election in connecticut for another reason, the state is rolling out a new online election system today. they have been working on this for years. the system is expected to be more accurate and get the returns in more quickly. now if you're heading to the polls, here is information you need. they will be pen in connect ut until 8:00 tonight. if you have any problems, the state has a hot line set up and also an e-mail address you can report any problems to. the number, 1-866-733-2463. that's 866-733-2463. or you can e-mail elections @ct.gov. stay with news 4 for continuing coverage of today's primaries and get the results tonight on
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voters in suffolk county are going high-tech. in a new legal opinion, the state attorney general cleared the way for suffolk to become the first county in the state to allow online voter registration. the move allows voters to register using electronic signatures. the county officials asked for the change to boost v er registration. 6:34 and time for weather and traffic on the 4s. we'll get some primary day forecast, chris, you're not making any predictions at this poauint. >>al well, not that have to go with the primaries, but i'm making the weather predictions. take the umbrella with you, especially for this afternoon when the second round of showers moves through. some of the showers are moderate near the coast. further north, you are seeing showers coming down at a pretty good clip across orange and sutollivan county into putnam county and duchess county as well. the city south and west, not much going on rige now. but here's still some moderate
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bridgeport area and then out to the north and west 84 is looking soggy, too. watch out for big puddles and hydroplaning on the roads. meantime, another round of showers and storms will move back into the picture. you'll see a big temperature spread across the area. we're talking only 50s to the east. 60s in the city and the mid to upper 70s this afternoon. another round of showers later on today anywhere from 2:00 lastingin until 4:00 to 5:00 in most areas. then finally things dry out by tonight setting the stage for a better day tomorrow. we'll look at that and much more in a bit. here's the latest from lauren. we'll talk about th mass transit, we have delays on main street bound 7 trains. we also have issues on the hudson-bergen light rain operating on a modified weekend schedule. trains operate every 30 minutes. so prepare for that. if you are getting on the other major commuter lines, everything else moving along nicely. no problems or service changes. and if you're getting on the ferries, all good news from there as well. staten island ferry, new york waterway ferrys and seastreak
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and alternate side parking rules are in effect. we'll have more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. thank you very much. today the man accused of terror rising the elderly will finally answer to a judge following weeks on the run. tracie strahan is outside the courthouse in downtown brooklyn with more. tracie? >> reporter: well, darlene, he's accused of telling people in their 70s or 80s to shut up or i'hell kill you. then robbing and attacking them. certainly a sigh of relief that clarence jones was arrested yesterday. an it was final a tip to police that helped nab him. now we saw our first look at him in police custody last night. he was picked up at 8th avenue after someone called in a tip to crime stoppers. authorities believe jones has been targeting elderly victims in more than a half dozen muggings over the past several weeks. and we have been tracking them, that includes an 83-year-old woman that he assaulted so badly her bruises could still be seen when we spoke to her after his arrest.
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>> well, i just would say i hope they put you away for a long, long time. i think that, you know, he can't go around and do stuff like that. >> reporter: jones is being linked to at least eight robberies in brooklyn, queens and the bronx. but he has 19 prior arrests. he's expected to face charges today including assault and criminal possession of a loaded rearm. and darlene, in the end, authorities tell us that it was his own gray hair that gave him away. he's 66 years old. t he's been preying on people not much older tatt him. that crime stopper tip person told us they saw the gray hair underneath a hooded sweatshirt he was in yesterday. back to you. >> tracie strahan in brooklyn, thank you. in brooklyn as well, the trial will resume in the teen accused of setting a fire to kill an nypd officer. some new video released of the trial of marcell dockery shows him riding in an elevator -i at the coney island buildings.
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mattress on fire because he was, quote, bored. th i en two officers were overcome with thick, black smoke. chilling radio calls were played out in court. >> send for help. >> which unit? >> housing portable. >> what floor are you on? >> 14. >> 14th floor. >> the two officers were, in fact, on the 13th floor. both were found unresponsive. officer guerra later died. rodriguez spent weeks in a coma anrsd now has permanent lung damage. happening right now, police are searching for a young suspect in an attempted rape on the lower east side. investigators released the surveillance of the video of the man they are looking for who could be as young as 16. police say he followed a woman into an elevator at her building
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involving father gregory yachyshyn. this person is the second to claim the priest abused him years ago. first the claims came from a young woman. the church is denying a cover-up. last year father yachyshyn denied any wrongdoing. today a westchester county begins to say good-bye to a young girl who died suddenly over the weekend. calling hours will be held in scarsdale for 7-year-old lily love. one is releasing the cause of the second grader's death but we ow the westchester county health department is looking into it. the superintendent at her school greenville elementary in westchester says the school is safe. funeral services for lily love are planned for tomorrow. in new jersey two high-ranking democrats are trying to tighten the st e's gun laws. earlier this month governor christie announced a change making it ease y ier to get a gun permit.
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measures to try to block the changes. this afternoon mayor de blasio will propose cre aning a new police precinct in queens. it will be part of his 2017 budget announcement. a new 116th precinct will be carved out of the southern part of the 105th precinct in the queens village area. the mayor will also announce another blizzard traffic freeze. he wants to spend $21 million to buy new equipment to more quickly clear narrow side streets. okay. we don't want to see that video just yet. >> not yet. too soon. 6:40 now, up next, a pet with some real bite. we'll tell you about the discovery police made in the long island backyard. plus your weather and affic on the 4s is coming up.
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welcome back. 6:43e n a tuesday morning. we have wet weather that came through and it's still raining across portions of connecticut and fairfield county. this is a live shot from stamford. the water is being pelted with rain drops. most of the rain, at least temporarily, is from the city on south and west. tree pollen is still up there. don't expect a big change. maybe the rain will briefly wash it out but more tree poll season to come. the upper 40s to lower 50s, the temperatures won't rise tremendously with the wind east/northeast there. the cities in the low 50s near southern new jersey. a warm front will bring in much milder temperatures by the afternoon. we have the first push of heavier showers east of the area. still some leftovers north and east of us right now. then a break in between here before this line of showers and thunderstorms with the actual coerld front moves in. as we zoom in closer, most of
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thste steadiest rain is north of us into southwest connecticut and portions of the hudson valley right now. weam have had a marginal risk for those thunderstorms that pop up today reaching severe level to a slight risk in central and southern new jersey where they may be needing more sun and more heating and more fuel for the storm. but that's where the warm front sets up along the boundary. st of the front it's a southwest wind, you're in the 70s for a good chunk of new jellrsey. he's of that, you have an easterly flow with temperatures in the 50s across eastern connecticut and eastern long island. i think the city is right in between the mid to upper 60s. if we break out into a little more sun in the city, it could get warmer. less sun could be cooler than our forecast high of 68. look at this, ramsey, 78 expected thi afternoon with only 60 in largemont. 81 is the expected high in another area. a 30-degree spread along the area. you iant to be a meteorologist, huh? the reds and mets, the showers
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60 degrees is the first-pitch temperature. clouds roll in tomorrow after a beautiful day. showers again thursday into friday. a little bit of rain from time to time possible. good news by the weekend. it starts to dry out on saturday. look for sun and clouds and 64. the n computer guidance shows sunday the bulk of it will be dry. the rain comes in late sunday night with a high of 60 on sunday. a better chance for wet weather on monday with a high of 61. almost 6:46 straight up, what are we looking at with the commute, lauren? we have a cop couple problems on the commute. the gowanu the l.i.e. in keeps, we have a problem on the jackie robint n parkway westbound with a disabled vehicle on westhaven. to the george washington bridge, we have reports of an accident tou the ramp to henry hudson parkway and riverside drive. a live look at the inbound side
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30 minutes right now to the tolls. about 15 over at the holland tunnel. thllen if you're getting on the rails, we still have delays on main street-bound 7 trains. a trains are running local from broadway junction. something to keep in mind. and you need to move your car today, alternate side parking ruleres are in effect. back to you, darlene and michael. 6:47 now. police are investigating a wild accident that was actually caught on camera in long island. the video shows the out-of-control car nearly running down a woman on the sidewalk before hitting a deli in roosevelt. the suv hit the sedan sending it towards the deli. it wide-swiped the victim but luckily the woman wasn't hurt. the driver of the car had minor injuries. a complaint led wildlife officers to an illegal pet on long island. a 6-foot-long alligator. they removed it from a home in medford and took it to a wildlife sanctuary out of state.
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illegally keeping it without a license. okay. 6:ea47 right now. up next, meet the opera singer who made his big debut at the met. but he did it in jeans and sneakers. gasp. and don't forget, follow us on facebook, twitter and instagram, michaelg4ny, darlene4ny. you're watching "tode in new
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welcome back. 6:50, 52 degrees out. it is tuesday morning. you always have to be ready for your big break, right? >> that's right. now an italian tenor made his debut at the metropolitan opera and did it wearing jeans and sneakers. >> he is the understudy in "othelo." in a moment's notice, he had to lend his voice when the lead
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he sang from the sidelines )wearing casual clothesuxnd g a standing ovation. you can see the full interview on nbcnewyork.com. what a great story. >> that is great. he's got a beautiful voiceve. the "today" show is coming up in a few minutes. we'll check in right now with matt and savannah to see what is ahead. good morning. >> hi, darlene and michael. good to see you both. coming up on a tuesday, why is john kasich already downplaying the alleged alliance with ted cruz to take down donald trump? 'll ask the governor about that when he joins us live. plus, we'll break down today's pivot toll pry al primaries in five states. and we'll visit the site of the chernobyl nuclear disaster. and key and peele join us to explain what their new comedy is about. we love key and peele around here. at and much more as we get strt on a tuesday morning on "today." >> i can't wait to see that movie. we have watched that trailer at
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it looks hysterical. >> do you watch the other sketches from their show? >> absolutely. they are very talented. love them. >> we watch them before the show for inspiration. >> all right, guys, great to see you. up next, chris is going to give us an update on the rainy forecast.
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new thi evs mnine a husband and wife attacked on a train
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where police are looking for the person responsible. >> katherine creag is live with the latest. >> reporter: the two men were arguing on a 6 train going uptown when one of the men was slashed. it happened here at grand central terminal. we saw officers and detectives spending quite a bit of time in the subway area still looking for the suspect. it happened around 3:30 this morning. the suspect was harassing the victim's wife. the suspect had a knife and lunged at the other man. he raised his hand to shield himself but police say two of his fingers were faashed. the victim got out of the grand central terminal station to look for help. he was taken to bellevu hospital in stable condition. and police are looking for the suspect. the trains are running on time right now. back to you, darlene and michael. >> kat, thank you. now to tracie strahan on a man arrested for a violent criminal spree. tracie? >> reporter: after weeks on the run, clarence jones was finally picked up in park slope. police believe the 66-year-old is behind the robberies and attacks of several elderly
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a half dozen ggings, in fact, over the past several weeks. he's linked to eight robberies in brooklyn, queens and the bronx and has 19 prior arrests. he's accused of telling victims things like "shut up or i'll kill you" and taking money from them. when he faces a judge today, his charges will include criminal possession of a loaded weapon as well as assault. tracie, thank you. we are getting our first look at a man want in a road rage incident on the upper east side. the man got into a silver toyota camry and drove off. he stabbed another driver 11 tin mes near 61st street and york avenue. the victim is in critical condition. new this morning police are searching for the woman who hit a 12-year-old with am hockey stick on staten island. police say she was angry at kids playinb loudly at a park in eltingville. she grabbed the stick from one of the children and hit him with it. in one photo she appears to be pushing a stroller.
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the polls are now open in connecticut for that state's presidential primary. voters in maryland and rhode island and pennsylvania and delaware also heading tyo the polls today. big election in connecticut, though, for another reason. the state's going to roll out a new online election reporting system today. the system is expected to be more accurate and get the re,turns in more quickly. polls in connecticut, though, will close at 8:00 p.m. remember, the complete coverage of today's primaries will be on "news 4 new york" at 11:00 or on our website. we don't have too many problems on the roads but some on the rails. we'll start with that. for your subways, we have delays on main street-bound 7 trains because of signal oblems. we also have uptown a trains running local from broadway. and on the hudson-bergen line, trains are operating every 30 minutes. otherwise the lines look good today.
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disabled truck on the long island expressway westbound before exit 29 springfield boulevard in the right lane. delays are back to nassau county. head to the grand central parkway instead. on the jackie robinson parkway westbound out by woodhaven boulevard, there's a disabled vehicle in the right lane and delays push back to the q gardens interchange. people are off from school, so it is lighter than usual. thankfully not many problems. >> the fifth graders are not driving this morning. >> they cause problems every day. >> all over the place. >> making life a lot easier. the weather is not cooperating tremendously but a little better for the rest of the morning commute. most of the heavy rain is out to the east of us. some leftover showers through the hudson valley into portions of connecticut. even they will be dissipating within the next hour or two. then we get a little break in the action but the bigger picture reveals there's another line of shower and thunderstorm activity. you can see that in western pennsylvania. that moves in here later this afternoon. we'll have to keep a careful eye. if we get more sunshine, a little fuel for the storms that could get nasty and rough.
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the afternoon with watches and warnings needed. the upper 60s in the city. upper 70s in new jersey. the mid-50s across eastern long island. so a huge spread in temperatures today. 40s tonight as it clears on out. tomorrow the best day with lots of sunshine, pleasant, mids- -60s. then a chance for a few more showers thursday into friday. the weekend looks good both saturday and sunday. >> it's the view for tuesday. the "today" show is coming up next. >> that's what's happening "today in new york." good morning. mixed messages. the agreement between ted cruz and john kasich to divvy up states to try to stop donald trump already starting to fray. >> for the supporters of john kasich in the state of indiana, i would ask you to please support our campaign. >> i've never told t em not t to vote for me. they ought to vote for me. >> are they political alliesgor en

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