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an all-night search in central park. police looking for a child who may be in danger. and donald trump making news on both coasts. violent protests out west and police here investigate a suspicious package at trump tower. >> and there could be a bag fee on your next trip to the supermarket. "today in new york" starts now. 5:00 a.m. on this friday, i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm darlene rodriguez. chris cimino is here with the forecast. good morning. >> not a lot of change in the last 24 hours. clouds rolled in yesterday. still with us this morning. temperatures in the 40s. not a lot of rain out there. a touch of light rain across portions of the hudson valley. millwood, 45. vista, 46. you get into the city, 50. elsewhere between 45 and 50. not a big spread in temperature from the city to the suburbs. there's a little bit of light rain that i was talking about going across portions of westchester county and fairfield county. a couple of sprinkles upstream.
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clouds, but not a lot of rain. showers off to the west. that will fill in a bit today and tonight. just a gray day, the jackets with the liners needed. temperatures no better than the mid to upper 50s. take along the umbrella you may need that from time to time. let's find out about the drive. here's lauren. >> just one trouble spot on the roads. this is over on 202/206, southbound lanes are closed out by route 22, this is because of an accident with a downed poland wires. something else which is better for team people, alternate side of the street parking rules are suspended today. new this morning, police spent the night searching central park for a man allegedly offering up a child for sex. "today in new york's" tracie
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police are telling us. i checked in with police, they say tourists from california who called this in are being questioned by detectives after being offered sex with an 11-year-old boy. this led to a massive search in central park a few hours ago. the aviation unit was overhead as well as extra lights brought in not only to search for that 11-year-old boy but the man thought to be about 35 years old who was soliciting him. both of them were near the bow bridge in central park just before 11:00 last night. that's when that suspect approached a man in his 50s. according to police, that suspect asked the man if he wanted to perform sexual acts with the 11-year-old boy for $300. that man declined, once the two left he called police and he wasn't able to see where they left the park. police are telling us that the man who solicited sex with that young boy was wearing a black coat with fur on the hood as well as blue
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not much of a description of the 11-year-old boy, just wearing a spring jacket, either red or orange. police are hoping for the welfare of that child and that anyone that spots them contacts them immediately. back to you. >> thank you. right now some parents in connecticut are on edge. they say after police say a man tried to abduct a girl from a investigators say it happened near barnum school. the girl was on her way to class when the man approached her and tried to touch her. she got away but he followed her for some time. school officials are advising students and parents to stay alert and are advising children not to walk alone. pse&g grews are on the scene of of a dump truck accident in new jersey. it happened 2:30 this morning on orient way in lyndhurst. a man parked the dump truck, then got out and walked in front of it. the truck then began to roll and
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the dump truck then hit a pole knocking out power on the street no word on the man's condition. investigators say engine problems caused a plane that took off from newark airport to make an emergency landing. united airlines flight 38 was headed to nebraska when the pilot was forced to land in cleveland around 5:30 yesterday evening. here's a look at the plane after it landed. investigators say about an hour into the flight the engine made a noise, the plane dipped to the left. the pilot declared an emergency and steered that plane to the nearest airport. some passengers screamed. others prayed until the pilot landed that plane safely. passengers then boarded other flights. there were no physical injuries. certainly a traumatic experience for everyone on board. >> especially when you see that. 5:04 right now. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. i'm looking forward to seeing the sun today. >> good luck with that. if you go a few thousand feet
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just cloud deck that will stay thick all day. not a big rain producing cloud deck. chilly, damp out there in some spots. light showers scattered around. nothing heavy anticipated. the best chances are later in the day. highs in the 50s. normal high should be in the 60s. with the wind it will feel raw and chilly out there. feels damp and cool into tonight. we get the break by tomorrow. right now, no break. mostly cloudy, 50 degrees in the city. most folks are in the 40s. we'll do no better than the mid to upper 50s this afternoon. a few showers later this afternoon what can we expect heading out the door? here's lauren. >> let's talk about some of those bus detours. so the b3, 4, q76, x1, 10, 17, 27, 28. those are your detours today. everything else running nicely. getting on the rails -- let's
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ferries in great shape. major commuter lines doing fine. all the overnight track work is wrapped up as well as fast track. more weather and traffic on the 4s. new this morning, an ugly scene outside of a donald trump rally in california. this as the nypd has an investigation at tum rium trump tower. a lot of activity out there last night. >> reporter: yes. what happened was the fifth floor mailroom had to be evacuated when someone opened up an envelope with a suspicious white powder inside of it. six people were inside that mailroom. about three of them had to be medically evaluated as a precaution. it is believed they're not in danger. the investigation goes on into who sent the envelope. meanwhile, in los angeles, as we mentioned a violent scene with anti-trump protesters as trump
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more in california ahead of its june primary. there were rallies earlier in the day, supporters and opponents of trump. but the protests grew more and more violent as the night went on. people involved in the peaceful protest earlier said it upset them how it became so violent. >> stuff that instigates and causes more issues doesn't help. >> reporter: about 20 people there in california were taken into custody from those protests. again, here at trump tower the investigation goes on to find the person who sent that envelope. as you know -- by the way, we want to zoom in to these police officers. you can see them there guarding the doorway. about a month ago there was similar situation with one of donald trump's sons who also received an envelope with a suspicious white powder, it was deemed non-toxic. back to you. >> thank you very much. now former house speaker john boehner is sparking debate
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he gave his candid opinion of senator ted cruz to a stanford university group. i never worked with a more miserable -- >> if i said 50 words in my life to john boehner in my life i would be surprised. boehner also called donald trump a texting buddy and said he would vote for him. the fbi is warning thousands of new yorkers that isis-linked hackers have targeted them in a cy wrattack. the hackers stole the information from 3,000 ordinary new yorkers and announced they wanted them dead. one of the victims on that hit list spoke exclusively with the i-team. he says the fbi told him to be cautious and to call 911 immediately if he felt in any way threatened. >> they were concerned. they felt that they should alert me. who am i? what am i doing on this list? >> the fbi says there is no
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against those victims. today mayor deblasio will be talking about the city's budget on the radio. this as he denies any wrong doing into an investigation to possible campaign fund-raising violations. mayor deblasio says neither he nor his advisers have done anything wrong. his office confirms top aides have gotten subpoenas from federal and local investigations. this investigation stems from the mayor's failed attempt to help democrats gain control of the senate senate two years ago. >> we hold ourselves to the highest standard of integrity. there's an investigation going on. we'll fully cooperate with that investigation. >> now deblasio himself has not been subpoenaed. mayor deblasio says there are fewer homeless people living on the streets. he went around the city back in february for the annual count. now his office estimates there's about 2,800 homeless people. 12% less than the year before
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outreach programs but one advocacy group says the count is flawed. you could be one step closer to paying for plastic bags. city council proposing a nickel surcharge, that legislation could pass next week. melissa viverito is on board with the bill. coming up who is asking a judge to have governor christie hand over his phone. and how a group of police officers ended up stuck in an elevator. plus weather and traffic on the fours is coming up.
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it's 5:13, here's four things to know. police in california arrested about 20 people in violent
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rally. police here are investigating a suspicious powder sent to trump tower. police in bridgeport worried about an a bduction attempt near the barnum. >> and a heads up for drivers using the tappan zee bridge. beginning tonight only one northbound lane will be open. southbound traffic should not be affected. today a new bike lane will be opened on the pulaski bridge. the bridge connects long island city to greenpoint. 5:14. time for weather and traffic on this friday morning. starting out damp in some spots. no real heavy rain to worry about one of those days where you'll need the jacket throughout the day. temperatures not getting out of the 50s. rain risk is with us on and off today and tonight. finally getting sunshine peeking through the clouds tomorrow. that's temporary because the rain moves back in to start the
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some of that rain could be steady during the midday hours. 49 at chelsea, 53 in hoboken. so in and around the city around 50. north and west, mid and upper 40s there. out east, same thing. generally in the 40s. from the clouds, not a lot of rain. you don't see any heavy rain. most of the heavier showers have moved well off shore. as we zoom closer to home, light showers passing by to the north of us. portions of the lower hudson valley and connecticut. you can grab the umbrella today, you may need it at times. on future tracker, during the afternoon, most of the clouds stay to the south of us. the showers pop up towards the evening hours. we'll get a band of showers moving through for the first half of tonight. after midnight, 1:00 a.m., things will dry out. by tomorrow morning they'll there will be clouds around early.
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partial sun, especially away from the city south and east. more sun to the north and west. at least sunshine for a bit tomorrow afternoon. dry tomorrow evening. look how quickly that rain moves back in. sunday morning. the darker greens and areas of yellow indicating steadier and heavy rain. this is sunday evening and maybe a leftover shower on monday. normal high is usually in the 60s. to everyone about ten degrees cooler. low 40s in town tonight. a couple of 30s way to the north and west. a mix of sun and clouds on saturday. and then back to that onshore breeze. chilly temperatures and rain on sunday. ending early, shower monday morning. break on tuesday. that looks good, 67.
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on wednesday getting close to 70. for cinco de mayo, a mix of sun and clouds. that's a >> if you're getting on the roads, it's still a party. things moving along nicely with the exception of a few areas. live look outside at the cross bronx expressway. we have road work out there shutting down one to two lanes near sheridan expressway, that's on the westbound side. delays building out there already. we got reports of an overturned vehicle on the turnpike in the truck lanes this is southbound after interchange 12. it's on the shoulders. not seeing delays yet. still have this closure on route 202 southbound by route 22. in addition to that the ramps are closed from route 22 westbound because of this accident. a downed poland wires in the roadway. alternate side of the street
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meter rules are still in effect. your next weather and traffic on the 4s. today in washington the pentagon will release its full report on the bombing of a civilian hospital in afghanistan last year. 42 people died in that attack. tracie potts is in washington with what's expected today. a very sensitive issue in the relationship between the united states and the people of afghanistan. >> reporter: extremely because it happened at a time when we were supposed to be helping them fight the taliban in that area. and they believed that the taliban was in or near this hospital. but today's report from the pentagon will say that the bombing by the u.s. of this hospital was a tragic mistake but also the result of a series of missteps. 16 u.s. military members including a top officer are being disciplined, not criminal -- this is not a court-martial, but they are getting administrative punishments and that letter in their file could effectively end a military career.
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being told. several of them were special ops. this happened, the report suspected to say, because the sensors were off in that aircraft when they were told to bomb what was believed to be a taliban hideout, not far from the hospital. they're calling this human error. 211 shells in about a half hour before doctors without borders called from the inside and said we're being attacked here. they realized they had made a tragic mistake. now, there was no evidence of the taliban at the hospital. today we're expecting the pentagon to lay it all out in a report, in an official report due on that incident that happened back in october. >> thank you very much for that. governor chris christie's popularity is sinking to an all-time low. that's according to latest rutgers eagleton poll it shows his favorability rating at 26% among new jersey voters.
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since then christie ended his presidential campaign and threw his support to trump. the lawyer in the bridge gate case wants governor christie's cell phone. he believes it could prove his client, former port authority executive bill baroni should not face criminal charges. baroni and bridget kelly were in newark federal court yesterday fighting charges related to the george washington bridge lane closures. verizon said it laid out its last, best and final offer to nearly 40,000 striking workers. the company says they're offering a 7.5% wage increase, that's up a percentage point from a previous offer. at least one union has rejected that offer calling it a scare tactic. they say verizon is obligated to negotiate. the workers have been on strike for 16 days. in connecticut, senate democrats are proposing a $12 an hour minimum wage by the year 2020. the debate on that bill lasted for nearly five hours.
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proposal comes at a time when businesses are leaving the state. three months ago. minimum wage in the state went up from 9.15 an hour to 9.16 an hour. it's this morning a photo might make you think twice about squeeze nothing ing into a crowded elevator. firefighters in kansas city had to rescue a dozen police officers from the training academy. they piled in but the weight was too much. kansas city police posted a photo of a firefighter giving the thumbs up with the quote and caption "well, this is embarrassing." the problem there is firefighters and police, we love them both, there's that rivalry. they have a lot of quotes like when god need a hero for firefighters, he created police. we love them both. glad they're there to help each other out. i can only imagine the teasing
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>> as each officer got out of that elevator. 5:21 now. an outbreak at harvard, the drastic measure the school is considering to keep it from spreading. and a squatter inside a home under construction puts a good scare into a painter and he did not want to leave. you're watching "today in new
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welcome back. 5:24.
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a painter in louisiana got quite a shock when he found an unwanted guest inside a house where he was working. the painter came in face-to-face with a nine-foot alligator. gators are common in the area. to make matters worse, this is mating season. >> no. >> can i have some privacy! >> he was looking for a pretty gator girl. >> awe. >> i thought he was there for spackling. no? all right. neeever mind. >> is that the new term? >> is that what we're calling it? >> he gave me that look. i was going help out the guy painting. let's move along, shall we. clouds thickening up and leading to intermittent light rain and showers. a good part of the time it won't be raining today. cool throughout, upper 50s. tonight, damp and chilly. not anything heavy in terms of
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showers. then it will dry out. setting the stage for a decent afternoon tomorrow. i think it starts out with clouds. we'll get sunshine in here, low 60s. more wet weather, just damp, cloudy, crummy sunday. may is not coming in nice. temperatures in the low 50s. quite a bit of rain on sunday. >> thank you. hi, lauren. >> hi, guys. we have big problems for l train commuters. service suspension because of fdny activity, this is between 8 toth avenue and bedford avenue. you cannot get between brooklyn and manhattan on the l. i'll keep an eye on this. in better news, a live look outside at the brooklyn bridge, which you can take instead. things are moving along nicely on the span. manhattan bridge in good shape. in connecticut, officials are concerned that a mumps outbreak is growing. in the last month eight students
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they all did recover. now officials are worried that 17 other students could have the illness. mumps is a highly contagious respiratory disease. that mumps outbreak at harvard could threaten next month's graduation ceremony. they had 41 cases confirmed since march. they hope to stop the spread before commencement, that will feature this year director steven spielberg. >> all right. it's 5:26. just ahead, the concern about a so-called isis hit list with thousands of names from our area. and new information this morning about the man who showed up in an animal costume and threatened to blow up a maryland television station. >> if you're about to head 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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a wild scene in california, protests turn violent after a donald trump rally. and what police say happened overnight in central park that led to an all-night search for a child in danger. and a hacker supporting isis released the names and information of thousands of new yorkers. what the fbi is telling those people. "today in new york" starts now.
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morning. april 29th. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. storm team 4's chris cimino here with the forecast. friday not that great, but hopefully bearable. it is friday. >> it won't be that bad of a day. not a washout. just not look to look bright. very gray throughout the day today. on the cool side. temperatures in the upper 40s to 50. that's not a bad starting point this time of the year. the problem is the temperatures not going all that much higher. generally mid to upper 40s in the suburbs, out to the east, north or west. a lot of these showers dying out. any type of rain we do see during the course of the day will be light, spotty in nature. not much sitting out to the west. slightly better chance of seeing a few more showers. just on the gray side throughout the day. 50 now. 55 at noon. forecasting a high of 57. we'll look at that weekend forecast. a bright spot in it. we'll get to that in a bit. let's head over to lauren and
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>> if you're just tuning in, l train commuter service suspended from 8th avenue to bedford avenue no services between manhattan and brooklyn, this is because of fire department activity. right now no service on the l. otherwise the subways are doing fine so are the major commuter lines. all operating on or close to schedule. more weather and traffic on the 4ses. new this morning, a troubling crime in central park led to an all-night search for a child who could be in danger. tracie strahan is here. the story as told to police, super disturbing. >> reporter: it comes from a tourist. they believe that the young boy involved in this is roughly 11 years old. not only are they looking for him, they're also looking for the pan who tried to solicit him for sex in the park. all of this happening just before 11:00 last night and it led to a massive search here near the bow bridge in central park.
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man in his 50s a tourist from california, he asked him if he wanted to perform sexual acts with that young boy for $300. the man declined but followed the two. once they left, he did contact police. that led to a massive search. aviation units and lights brought into the park to try to search for them but so far nothing. that's why police this morning have released somewhat of a description of that suspect. they believe he's about 35 years old. last seen here wearing a black jacket with fur on the collar. that young boy, not much of a description on him. they said he's wearing a spring jacket, thought to be orange or red. anyone with information as to where they could be is asked to contact police immediately. very disturbing out here this morning with so many people passing by. surprised not only that it happened in the park but that it involved a young boy. back to you. >> thank you very much. also new this morning, minutes after a donald trump
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back here at home police are investigating a suspicious powder sent to trump tower. that's where katherine creag is this morning. >> reporter: we often see security guards here inside trump tower, now we're seeing nypd officers standing guard at the doorway. we want to show you this video. there were so many police officers inside and outside last night when the mailroom had to be evacuated. six people were in that room when an envelope was opened and it contained a suspicious white powder, which is now being tested it is believed the six people in the room were not in danger. three of them were medically evaluated as a precaution. as we mentioned, those protests in los angeles. a protester stomped on a police car, a violent scene with anti-trump protesters as trump preparing campaigning more and more in california ahead of its june primary. the rallies took place earlier in the day. there were supporters and
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protests grew more and more violent as the night went on. people involved in the peaceful gathering said it upset them seeing this huge mob. >> people are throwing things, people are going crazy. >> these are not your people. >> these are not my people. i am hispanic, i'm anti-trump, i'm anti-violence and everything that's going on here. >> reporter: there was a driver who spun his car in the middle of a circle of people. about 20 people were taken into custody by officers in those california protests. here at trump tower the investigation goes on into who sent that envelope with the white powder in it. back to you. >> katherine creag, thank you. we're coming up on time for weather and traffic on the fours. checking in with chris cimino. it's friday, the start of a weekend. kind of a mixed bag this weekend. >> we'll get a decent day in tomorrow. today starting out with clouds. not much in the rain department.
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that sticks around all day. spotty showers, temperatures in the 50s. we don't see that bounce back into the 60s any time soon. damp and cool into tonight as well. a few more showers possible, the first half of tonight especially. right now cloudy, 50 in the city. mid and upper 40s for the suburbs. breaking it down for you, by noontime we're looking at about 55. plenty of clouds. a few sprinkles out there. by 3:00, 57. that's close to the high. only in the upper 50s. we'll look at the brighter spot in that weekend in just a bit. let's look at the commute with lauren right now. >> thanks. we still have the l train suspension between 8th avenue and bedford avenue. we will talk about the roads. things moving along nicely. we have two issues out there. we have this overturned vehicle on the new jersey turnpike in the truck lanes. this is southbound after interchange 12. it's on the shoulder, not causing much of a problem. we have this closure on 202, southbound at route 22.
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a downed pole and wires out there. all things to keep in mind. alternate side of the street parking rules are suspended today but you still need to pay the meters. more weather and traffic on the 4s. 5:36. happening today, jurors may hear a videotape confession from the man accused of setting the fire that killed an nypd officer. yesterday we heard testimony from detective john mcdonald, he questioned marcel dockery back in 2014, the night of that building fire in coney island. he said dockery initially denied wrongdoing but then admitted to lighting the fire that killed officer dennis guerra because he was bored. the defense claims the confession was coerced. in the bronx, police have released surveillance video of a man, did they say robbed a man at knifepoint. he allegedly flashed a knife and demanded cash from a man waiting for a subway. happened march 19th on the southbound d train on the platform. the 62-year-old victim handed
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police. it is a terrifying thought, finding your name on a so-called hit list. that happened to thousands of people from our area. their information posted online by isis supporters. "today in new york's" kerry barrett is in the newsroom with details. good morning. >> reporter: thousands of new yorkers names appear on this isis hit list as it is called. the fbi is working to reach out to all of them letting them know they've been named and threatened on this forum. there are up to 3,000 names that we're hearing, many from manhattan, brooklyn, queens, writers, retirees, everybody in between. the fbi is telling these people to take reasonable precautions but reassures them there's no plot in the works. recently isis hackers have used the internet to start plots, naming military personal, even calling for attacks in texas and boston. >> they're not really
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infrastructures but it's a scare tactic more than anything else. >> we spoke with a couple of people that were named. most of them say aside from very simple day-to-day precautions they plan on going about their normal lives. the fbi issued a statement saying steps are being taken to inform all of these potential victims so that they can help ensure their safety. one source told us they think some of these names may have been compiled from university and alumni related websites. you can go on the website and get a list of names and put them up on this hacker website. a lot more to come. >> kerry barrett, thank you. new this morning, we're learning the identity of the man shot by police after he threatened to blow up a baltimore tv station. family members have identified this man as 25-year-old alex brizzi. he dressed in a hedgehog onesie and what appeared to be a bomb vest, set his car on fire before he strolled into a fox
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once he was inside he demanded to go on tv to expose what he called a government conspiracy. as employees were evacuated the man walked out of the building. when he ignored police orders to stop, they opened fire. >> it's become all too common in america for us to gather like this, to examine the bizarre, dangerous behavior of a singular individual. >> brizzi is in serious but stable condition. police used a robot to remove his vest after he was shot. it turned out what they thought might have been a bomb was chocolate bars wrapped in foil. police say he had a flash drive on him and it's not clear what was on that. investigators are now looking into whether prince died from a drug overdose. investigators are trying to figure out if a doctor was prescribing him drugs in the weeks before his death. he said they're also looking on whether a doctor was on the plane with prince when the aircraft was forced to land early due to a medical
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that happened less than a week before prince died. in westchester, a warning for people who mail checks in yonkers. investigators are looking into five cases where thieves are swiping handwritten checks and then using chemicals to change the information so they can rewrite the checks and cash them. they call this check washing. detectives are urging people to shred the old checks and to drop checks off at the post office instead of putting them in a mailbox. amazing the precautions you have to take now. >> for everything. 5:41. just ahead, how the giants surprised everyone on draft night including the player they chose. and online videos lead to the arrest of a connecticut man. and now wait until you hear the name he's using. police say it's fitting. and storm team 4 tracking rain.
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welcome back. it's 5:44 on a friday morning. looking forward to the weekend. looks like the gray skies with us today will stick around longer. right now dry in the plaza and for the most part not a lot of rain to be found. temperatures around 50 in the
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40s in the suburbs. not a big range in temperatures either. winds light. but it's coming in still from off the water. that's why we'll stay on the cool side for today with a lot of cloud cover. some rain, yes, light rain is in the forecast. on and off later this afternoon into tonight. clouds give away to partial sunshine for a time tomorrow. tomorrow the brighter of the two days this upcoming weekend. the showers are back in the picture on sunday. so may gets off to a soggy start. not a lot of change here. the tree pollen still high. likely to stay up there. at least nothing in the mold spore category. maybe a bit of the rain will wash out some of the tree pollen temporarily from the air. mid 40s out across eastern long island. 46 in east port. you get towards the city, the five boroughs, around 50-ish. 40s in the hudson valley and connecticut as well. a lot of cloud cover dominates the eastern half of the country.
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the clouds. spotty areas of showers here and there. one of those areas to the north of us. this area dissipating as it moves off to the east into portions of connecticut. a few sprinkles up around northwest new jersey. further west, sporadic light sprinkles. a lot of gray out there. scattered showers from time to time. spotty drizzle. chilly and damp tonight through at least midnight. as go towards morning it dries out. overnight low, 47. clouds giving way to a mix of sun and clouds during the afternoon hours. temperatures back into the low 60s. still below normal but at least it will feel better than it's felt around here. giants coming into town against the mets. few showers possible. could be a delay in the game but they should get the game in. 54 on sunday with wet weather. 60 on monday with wet weather early.
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we finally get back into sunshine on tuesday. temperatures back into the upper 60s. again, clouds today. sprinkles and light showers. a break of sun tomorrow before the wet weather returns on sunday into monday. a break on tuesday. then a few more showers wednesday, temperatures in the upper 60s. almost 5:47, let's get over to lauren scala to find out the latest on the commute. >> good morning, l train computers, service suspended in both directions from 8th avenue to bedford avenue this is because of fire department activity. this is the only issue on the trains. as i get more updates i'll get them out to you. no service on the l train. if you're getting on the roads, a couple problems out there. route 202 shut down southbound at route 22 as well as the ramps 2 and from 22 westbound because of an accident with a downed pole and wires. now over to scotch plains, an
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another spot to avoid here. on the verrazano bridge, there is a disabled truck in the right lane. this is not causing much of a headache. just something to take note of. alternate side of the street parking rules are suspended. we'll have more weather and traffic coming up. happening right now. a wildfire burning since saturday in olster county is fully contained. hundreds of first responders battled the 2,000 acre fire at sam's point preserve. no homes were damaged but the cause of the fire is under investigation. right now police are warning people about a nationwide gang that appears to be behind a smash and grab crime. a series of them in our area. authorities are investigating car break ins and robberies in rockland and bergen counties. they believe it's the work of the felony lane gang. they stake out parks and day cares.
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charges after he posted video of himself. police arrested 21-year-old gabriel conestry jr. after finding these videos on his instagram account. he used the word reckless in his account. they show him speeding, doing dangerous tricks on his motorcycle from bridgeport to east haven. he is facing several charges including reckless endangerment. today a new jersey man accused of sexually assaulting a woman as she slept is due in court. 35-year-old pedro castillo valdez is charged with two counts of sexual assault. police say the alleged crime took place in the victim's lyndhurst home a week ago. investigators say the victim woke up during the assault and the two did know each other. now to a story getting a lot of attention, humane society international shedding light on the treatment of these dogs. the organization rescued more than 200 animals from a dog meat farm in south korea. this morning most of those dogs are being treated at st. hubert's animal welfare center in madison, new jersey.
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adoption in a month. in new jersey, changes are coming to the motor vehicle commission. change, is that they hope will make for a more pleasant experience. all 2,800 workers including the chief administrator will undergo customer service training. governor christie announced the new requirement after fielding a number of complaints. the training will include customer service fundamentals and phone etiquette. tonight it's the soak second round of the nfl draft in chicago. the l.a. rams took california quarterback jared goff with the first pick. the eagles selected quarterback the giants surprised everyone with a tenth pick. eli apple, defensive back, ohio state. >> he was their first pick, tenth overall. defense with new jersey native eli apple. that choice caught many people
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>> when i saw the new jersey number, i was thinking it was a friend, being from jersey and everything. my mom was like, yeah. yeah. definitely don't pick it up. i looked at my mom, like what you mean? my coach is like you have to pick it up. come on. i picked it up, it was the head coach of the giants. i was happy. >> the jets had the 20th pick and chose a defensive player from ohio state. the team took linebacker darron lee. hopefully we'll see him for seasons to come locally. looking forward to it. it's 551. just ahead, uber trying to put an end to what we've been talking about this week, the tipping debate. and then we'll tell you how a local college reporter seized the opportunity when president obama crashed a news conference.
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. the city-wide ferry service is a year away but the newly launched website is making waves. you can check out routes and dates of service starting in 2017. the first route call will travel from astoria and the rockaways to manhattan for the same price as a subway ride.
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up with riders regarding their tipping policy. in an e-mail uber's general manager in new york city says tips are not included nor are they expected. however he adds you are free to tip and drivers can accept the money. this comes as drivers in california and massachusetts are now legally allowed to post a sign soliciting tips. of course many people like uber because you don't have that anxiety over to tip or not currently. to that might change the perception. >> the whole process makes it faster. >> you come in, get out. >> yeah. >> you're in, you're out. >> the clouds are in, they're not out yet. don't tip them, they don't deserve it. looking at a bit of light rain from time to time today. a good part of the time it won't be raining. just taking along the lightweight umbrella. a few showers around tonight at times. it's damp and chilly, upper 40s. clouds will break up tomorrow morning and afternoon.
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60s at that point. the clouds quickly thicken up and rain is back by the time we get to sunday. temperatures generally only in the 50s. low 50s for a high on sunday. not only wet but cold. >> wow. >> cold and damp. >> wow. >> all right. >> hi, lauren. >> good news. we had this l train suspension. no longer out there. so service has been restored between 8th avenue and bedford avenue. that would have been rough. good news there. a quick look outside. the inbound side of the lincoln tunnel, no delays at the tolls yet. still in for a nice ride this friday morning. >> thank you very much. it's 5:56 right now. some students are disappointed after getting this e-mail from manhattan school of visual arts. it was an apology for the hundreds of acceptance e-mails sent out earlier. they say the mishap was caused by a computer glitch.
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some college newspaper reporters visiting the white house and one local journalist may get a big scoop. >> young lady right there in the red. yeah. >> hey. >> hey. maybe -- that's interesting how you address the president that way. the president made a surprise appearance, that was a question and answer session for students. a rutgers newspaper editor seized the opportunity to ask the president for a one-on-one interview. the president will be at rutgers in two weeks delivering the commencement address there. the president said it could happen. nice thing to have on the resume. yes, i finished interviewing the president. >> you have to try to go for it. >> you got to. it's 5:57. coming up next, google wants to help plan your next vacation. the new app that could make traveling easier. and it's a dream come true. a teenage musician born with four fingers makes his debut at carnegie hall.
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a possible child in danger. the central park incident that has police on alert. and protesters clash outside donald trump's rally in california. this as police investigate in our area another white powder scare. and thousands of new yorkers on an isis inspired hit list? news 4 speaks exclusively with some of the people named as targets. "today in new york" starts now. good morning. friday morning, it is april 29th. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. let's get the news about friday from chris cimino. here we go. >> not terrible.
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clear up soon. we'll be in the 50s. normal high, we should be at 66. not going to happen today. while we have the clouds out there, we still need some rain. almost six inches below normal since the beginning of march. a few light showers out there now. that won't put a dent in that deficit. that will be the trend all day. a lot of clouds, just a bit of spotty rain showing up from time to time. temperatures starting out in the 40s to around 50. basically getting back to the mid and upper 50s this afternoon. skies will stay cloudy. some changes for the weekend. any changes on the commute? >> we have problems in new jersey. this just came in. an accident on the garden state parkway heading southbound before exit 136 is out there. delays building through this area. and we have kai simonsen live over the scene of an overturned vehicle on 22 westbound.
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avenue and scotch plains. emergency crews on the scene. delays not so bad that you'll be diverted off the road, but again all lanes shut down westbound in scotch plains on route 22 because of this overturned vehicle. more weather and traffic coming up on the fours. new this morning, a massive search in central park for a man who allegedly tried to sell sex with an 11-year-old boy. the two were near the bow bridge last night when they approached a man in his 50s. the suspect allegedly asked the man if he wanted to perform sexual acts with the child for $300. the man refused and called police. we are continuing to follow this disturbing story. a live update from tracie strahan coming up later this hour. and also new this morning, pse&g crews are on the scene of a dump track accident in new jersey.
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morning on orient way in lind lyndhurst. the man parked the dump truck, got out and walked in front of it. then the truck hit him and a pole. no word on his condition. there was violence outside a donald trump rally california hours after the nypd swarmed trump tower for a white powder square. katherine creag has more on the growing backlash against the republican front-runner. we have these two incidents, one public in california and whatever was happening at trump tower. tower. violent protests on one side of the country. a police investigation on this side of the u.s. police officers are still here. there was an evacuation of the mailroom here. we want to show you video of the police officers as they gathered inside and outside of trump tower on 5th avenue.
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when an envelope containing a suspicious white powder was opened. three of them were medically evaluated as a precaution. as that was going on, there were violent protests in los angeles. a protester stomped on a police car. these are anti-trump protesters as donald trump prepares to campaign more in california ahead of that state's june primary. there were rallies from supporters and opponents, but as the protests grew more and more violent into the night, there were huge crowds of people gathered there. they stopped traffic, people involved in the more peaceful protests earlier said it upset them. seeing this huge mob. >> stuff that instigates and causes more issues doesn't help. >> reporter: there was a driver who spun his car in the middle of a small circle of people. about 20 people were taken into custody in those california protests. here at trump tower, the investigation goes on into the
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who sent that envelope with a suspicious white powder. the building itself open for business and tourists but closed for some time last night as police gathered here. back to you. >> thank you very much. 6:04 right now. some remarks by former house speaker john boehner are sparking a campaign controversy. he told an audience at stanford university what he thought of ted cruz. >> lucifer in the flesh. i never worked with a more miserable -- >> i don't know the man. he allowed his inner trump to come out. >> boehner called trump a texting buddy and said he would vote for him. the "today" show is following all the developments from the campaign trail. look for live coverage from them at 7:00 a.m. weather and traffic on the 4s. let's start with chris cimino. i've been too down on this friday forecast. >> you've been gloomy on this one. >> i will be up and happening. >> it's fritd.
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and happening, but we have clouds, not a lot of rain. just a damp, chilly morning. 40s for most of us. nothing heavy for today and into tonight. most of the time it won't be raining. temperatures only in the 50s. damp and cool into tonight. in the city, temperature of 49 at central park. it stays cloudy all day. watch for sprinkles here and there. that threat gets greater in the evening hours. your seven-day forecast coming up in a bit. lauren, how is the commute? >> if you're tuning back in, service has been restored on the l train between 8th avenue and bedford avenue. we had that suspension earlier, but you can still expect residual delays. at least service is moving. lirr computers, get your may tickets.
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morning commute. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect suspended but meter rules are in effect. an isis-inspired group has created a hit list with the names of thousands of new yorkers. the news 4 i team spoke with people whose names were on that list. kerry barrett is following that for us. >> reporter: the fbi saying up to 3,000 new yorkers names are on this hit list, a lot in manhattan, brooklyn and queens. the fbi is reaching out to people on it letting them know they've been named and threatened in this isis related forum. while they say it's worrisome, they say there's no active plot in the works. the people targeted come from all walks of life. most say besides from taking basic precautions, they will go about their lives. >> i need more information before i allow myself to be fearful and take action. who am i? what am i doing on this list?
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will likely take several weeks to reach out to everybody on the list. they plan to work their way through it. kerry barrett, thank you. we're learning the identity of the man shot by police after threatening to know if up a baltimore tv station. family members have identified this man as 25-year-old alex brizzi. he dressed in a hedgehog onesie and what appeared to be a bomb vest, set his car on fire before he walked into a fox television station in baltimore yesterday afternoon. once he was inside he demanded to go on tv to expose what he called a government conspiracy. moments later the man walked out of the building. he ignored police orders to stop. at that point they shot him. his vest turned out to be chocolate bars wrapped in tin foil. investigators are looking into whether prince died from a drug overdose. investigators are trying to figure out if a doctor was prescribing him drugs in the weeks before his death.
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whether a doctor was on the plane with prince when the aircraft was forced to land due to a medical emergency. that happened less than a week before prince died. right now vice president joe biden is at vatican. he's going to speak before a papal conference. the vice president was in iraq yesterday. the vice president expected to talk about the importance of medical research, especially when it comes to cancer. mr. biden will hear pope francis address the international group that's gathered there. it's not clear whether vice president biden will actually meet with the pope. in the cnbc money report, amazon is the company to watch today. landon dowdy joins us with those details and more. >> reporter: hi, darlene. good morning. watch shares of amazon. the online retail giant's earnings easily beating wall street's forecast thanks to the
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amazon keeps on spending on new technologies. also google is working on a new travel app that combines the best of maps with now the tech giant's digital personal assistant it works by screening a user's g-mail account to create a bundle of travel data that means flight, hotel, dines and other reservations will be combined into one convenient and shareable package. making travel easier. >> do you have to go on vacation where google tells you to go? >> don't you like to go on vacation with harry potter? >> that's right. thanks. all right. 6:10 on this friday morning. coming up next, born with only four fingers. a self-taught teen pianist overcomes adversity to achieve his dreams at carnegie hall. later, get ready to pay for stores. we'll tell who is backing that and weather and traffic on
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it's 6:13. here's four things to know this morning. police are searching for a man who allegedly tried to sell sex with an 11-year-old boy in central park. the man approached the two at the bow bridge last night. a wildfire in olster county is fully contained. hundreds battled that 2,000 acre fire at sam's point preserve. at this point the cause of the fire is still under investigation. a new bike line opens today on the pulaski bridge. it is separated from the road by barriers.
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bike tour is this sunday. 40 miles of city roads will closed to cars. they will open only of course to bike riders. once again, chris, it's this sunday. >> all right. this sunday probably not the best day for bike riding or anything outdoors. it will be chilly, temperatures in the 50s. we've been talking about grayness. want to bring some color into the picture. springtime temperatures. march well above normal. putting the finishing touches on april. a half degree above normal. we're likely to finish off with just slightly above normal. a live shot from ocean county in long beach island. gray sky out there. no rain to speech of. temperatures in the 40s. 45 degrees. that's the trend in most of the suburbs. woodbridge, 48. cream ridge, 45. toms river at 44. point pleasant coming in at 48. it's 49 in the city.
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connecticut and the hudson valley, overcast sky for everybody. light shower activity up towards the north. batch of showers to the south. we'll watch this area in pennsylvania as we go through the day today. this is the area that might slide in our direction as time goes on and fill in. nothing heavy anticipated. the small umbrella will do it. a lot of clouds on future tracker. a few thin spots at times this afternoon. the sky could brighten, showers out west. i think from 6:00, 7:00 on through midnight or so, that's our best chance for seeing shower activity and rain. nothing particularly heavy. then it exits by tomorrow morning. tomorrow, 8:00, 9:00, still a lot of clouds around. the clouds should allow for more sunshine in the mid to late afternoon hours. temperatures back into the 60s. the clouds thicken back up and here it comes. this is a large, steady area of
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yellow to orange indicating moderate to heavy rain. it's gone, out of here on monday morning. then a nice day by the time we get to tuesday. 57 today. lots of clouds. a couple light showers into the evening. low 60s tomorrow. a soaker on sunday. sunday night, leftover shower monday morning. drying out by the afternoon. tuesday looks good. look at wednesday. thursday, that's cinco de mayo with temperatures in the 60s. a lot of sunshine we hope by then. let's get the latest with the commute. here is lauren. >> pretty slow out there. as in not too many problems. lots of green on the road. a couple problems, 202 shut down southbound at route 22. also the ramp shut down from 22 westbound in this area because of an accident with a downed pole and wires. that's not the only one on the roads. kai simonsen will show us what route 22 looks like. this is westbound in scotch plains. an overturned vehicle out there
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this is out by park avenue. the delays are not too bad out there. you'll be diverted off the road at bonnie byrne wrote. you can expect some delays on new jersey transit buses that use route 22 westbound in this area. we will keep a close eye on this for you. delays not too bad. that will be a bit of a headache. as far as the delays out there on the bqe, that's where we see some. heading into the brooklyn bridge, a slow ride here. otherwise, roads look good. alternate side of the street parking rules are suspended today. more weather and traffic on the 4s. 6:18 now. investigators say engine problems caused a plane that took off from newark liberty airport to make an emergency landing. it was united airlines flight 38 headed to omaha, nebraska. the pilot was forced to land the plane at cleveland's hopkins international airport 5:30 yesterday evening. about an hour into the flight
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plane dipped to the left. the pilot declared an emergency and steered that plane to the nearest airport. landed that plane safely. there were no physical injuries. in connecticut there's a fear that a mumps outbreak at sacred heart university is growing. in the last month eight students who have contracted mumps have recovered but officials are worried 17 other students may have it mumps it a highly contagious respiratory disease. students with symptoms should stay isolated for five days. health officials are suggesting residents check their vaccinations. an outbreak at harvard, the spread could force the cancellation of the commencement which will feature steven spielberg. we all know it takes practice to get to carnegie
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sheer determination. 15-year-old darius simmons made his debut there alongside the south korea pianist, yiruma. simmons was born with three fingers on his right hand, just one finger on his left. no bones below his knees. at the age of 10 he taught himself to play. he posted the video, that caught the attention of the south korean pianist, yiruma. >> i want ever to know that if you set your mind to something, you really can do it. >> i want him to keep on working on his new music. >> the two met for the first time. they met for the first time an hour before the performance, they play music composed by darrius himself. you can see the standing ovation there. much deserved. what a great lesson there. fantastic. >> just hits you right here. what a wonderful child. still ahead, we'll tell you why drivers may want to avoid the midtown tunnel for the next two months.
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beautiful view there of the brooklyn bridge. legislation that could leave you scrambling for extra change at the checkout counter looks likely to pass. this would impose a nickel surcharge on plastic bags in the city. council speaker melissa viverito is on board with the plan.
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arbor day and the new york city parks department is offering its first tree audit. there are over 7,000 acres of forested parks in the city and the trees help the city in ways we don't realize. trees keep nearly 2 billion gallons of storm water from entering the sewage system. the trees also help us from becoming sick by clearing the air of at least 13,000 tons of pollutants. not just beautiful. >> 6:24. i think anyone who has been to new york city in the summer knows the trees are the few things that make it bearable in the depths of the summer. >> get a little shade. >> absolutely. >> just givers. >> the giving tree. that book. >> you are the tree of weather. >> i don't know what that means exactly, but all right. let's get to it. my roots are weak, but i'm okay. 57 for the high today. the clouds staying around all day. there will be nothing more than a couple light showers and
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no heavy rain anticipated. same thing tonight. a better chance of a round of showers in the evening hours. that dries out overnight. we start out with clouds tomorrow morning. low 60s. then back to wet weather quickly it looks like by sunday morning. raining and it could rain all day on sunday. breezy, temperatures in the low to mid 50s. any outdoor plans, saturday by far the better of the two this weekend. not a bad commute. a couple problems out there. an accident in new jersey. the right lane on route 36. another place where things are not bad, cross bronx expressway, moving along well. eastbound is free and clear. the only place we're seeing trouble spots is in new jersey. details on those coming up. it's 6:26. coming up next, new backlash against donald trump.
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outside trump tower in midtown where a police investigation is underway into who sent a suspicious substance to the building. the latest on some violent anti-trump protests that took place in los angeles. and the search is on for a young boy and the man who may be trying to sell him for sex here in central park. i'm tracie strahan with details on what happened here overnight. and keep watching "today in new york" if you're heading out the door. download the app on your mobile
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a possible child in danger. the central park incident that has police on alert. and new this morning, violent clashes outside a donald trump rally in california following another white powder scare here at trump tower. and another prestigious school mistakenly sends out acceptance letters. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, 6:30 a.m. on this friday, april 29th.
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>> i'm darlene rodriguez. a little gray, but it's friday. >> that always makes it brighter. it's a gray sky, but not producing much in terms of rain. a couple sprinkles here and there. 48 in chelsea. 50 in dyker heights. north and west, mid and upper 40s. everybody in the same ballpark for a change. the clouds are in. green indicating light rain. a couple sprinkles to the north of the city may skim the north shore of long island. a few more up towards the northwest. further to the west a few more light sprinkles. no organized area of heavy rain. grab the umbrella. lots of clouds. mid 50s at noon. forecasting a high of 57. we have the change of the weekend forecast. we'll get to that in a bit. any changes in the commute? >> still the same problems out there.
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between park avenue and terrill road. this involves an overturned vehicle with a downed pole and wires. this could affect nj transit buses along route 22. a live look at the gowanus expressway, a slow ride today. this is one of the slower roads this morning. no reports of any problems. more weather and traffic on the 4s. the search is on for a young boy and a man who may be trying to sell him for sex. police say this happened last night near the bow bridge in central park. tracie strahan is in central park with the details. police have taken this seriously. but they don't have a whole lot to go on here to confirm the story. >> they want people to know about this, to stop this type of solicitation from happening in the park all over again. they were tipped off by a tourist, a man from california who was visiting the city who was approached not only by that young boy, but the man who was
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we'll show you now pictures we have of the massive police response after all of this happened here in central park by the bow bridge at 72nd street. authorities say that young boy, believed to be 11, was with a man believed to be 35 years old. they approached that tourist and asked if he wanted to perform sexual acts with the young boy for $300. that tourist declined but did try to follow the two of them. he lost sight of them and eventually called police. that led to the aviation unit being overhead at central park and extra lights being brought in. as you said, not much of a description now. that suspect nor the young boy. they believe the suspect is about 35 years old. last seen wearing a black jacket with fur trim on the hood. they believe that young boy, again, 11 years old, not much a description of him. said to be wearing a spring jacket, maybe orange or red.
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eye out for this duo in the park or in the area. >> thank you very much. new this morning, violent protests outside a donald trump rally in california happening just hours after a white powder scare at trump tower in midtown. "today in new york's" katherine creag is there with more on the growing backlash against the republican front-runner. kat? >> we're seeing security guards here, also a couple police officers on the other side of that wall that you see there. what happened what happened here, we want to show you the video of the police officers, also firefighters who gathered here at trump tower inside and outside. last night the fifth floor mailroom evacuated after they received an envelope containing a suspicious white powder in it. six people were in it the room when the envelope was opened. it's believed they're not in danger. three of them were medically evaluated as a precaution. donald trump was not here when all this happened. he was at a campaign event in
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there was a huge protest there a protester stomped on a police car. a violent scene with anti-trump protests ers as trump preparing campaigning more in california ahead of the june rally. the protests grew more violent into the night. those who took part in the peaceful gathering earlier became upset seeing all of this. >> people are throwing things, people are going crazy. >> these are not your people. >> these are not my people. i am hispanic, i'm anti-trump, i'm anti-violence and everything that's going on here. tlfrnlt . >> there was a driver who spun his car around in a group of people. the trump tower building is open for business, open for tourists, but it was closed for a number of hours last night as police gathered here. back to you. >> thank you very much. 6:35. the "today" show following all the developments from the
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look for live coverage ahead at 7:00 a.m. right now we want to take time to check weather and traffic. let's start with chris cimino. >> what's happening? >> just a damp, chilly morning out there. temperatures in the 40s. a few spotty showers. nothing heavy. i think our best time frame for seeing shower activity may be during the evening hours. highs in the 50s again. yesterday's high, 59. a couple notches lower today. it stays damp and cool on into tonight. we'll catch a bit of a break by tomorrow afternoon. but that's only going to be temporary. i'll talk about that when i come back with the seven-day. 49 right now, mostly cloudy sky. staying gray all day. maybe a little brightening here and there at times. watch for sprinkles and light showers, temperature of 57 degrees. we'll talk more about that seven-day in a bit. here is lauren. >> as far as the bus detours in the city go, all of them clear.
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westbound buses of an overturned vehicle. if you're getting on the rails, subways, commuter lines, everything looking good mass transit having a good morning. still have problems on the roads. we'll check in with kai simonsen over the scene of an accident in bridgewater. what's the latest? >> reporter: good morning to you. more troubles in new jersey this morning. this is a live picture from chopper 4, first on the scene over 202 southbound, which is now closed because of this nasty accident. overturned -- looks like this suv overturned, slammed into a utility poll, wires down on the roadway. southbound 22 in this area now closed. right in the area of route 22. again, involves an overturned suv. as far as injuries are concerned, we're trying to gather information on this. as i come back towards the left hand portion of your screen, delays are not horrible yet, just something to keep in mind. back over to you. some parents in connecticut are on edge after police say a
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an elementary school. investigators say it happened near barnum school. the girl was on her way to class when the man approached her and tried to touch her. she got away but he followed her for some sometime. school officials are advising children not to walk alone. so far no arrests have been made. happening today, jurors may hear a videotaped confession from the teen accused of setting the fire that killed an nypd officer. yesterday we heard testimony from detective john mcdonald, he questioned marcel dockery back in 2014, the night of that building fire in coney island. he said dockery initially denied wrongdoing but then admitted to lighting the fire that killed officer dennis guerra because he was bored. the defense claims the confession was coerced. mayor deblasio says the number of homeless on the streets in the city is down. he went around the city back in february for the annual count. now his office estimates there's about 2,800 homeless people. that's 12% less than last year.
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outreach programs but one advocacy group says the count is flawed. today mayor deblasio is denying any wrongdoing in the investigation into possible campaign fund-raising violations. mayor deblasio says neither he nor his advisers have done anything wrong. his office confirms top aides have gotten subpoenas from federal and local investigators. the investigation stems from it the mayor's failed attempt to hell fellow democrats gain control of the state senate two years ago. >> we hold ourselves to the highest standard of integrity. there's an investigation going on. we'll fully cooperate. >> deblasio himself has not been subpoenaed. in new jersey governor chris christie's popularity hitting an all-time low. the latest rutgers eagleton poll it shows his favorability rating at 26% among new jersey voters.
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since then christie ended his presidential campaign. a lawyer in what's known as the bridge gate case wants governor chris christie's cell phone. he believes it could prove his client, former port authority executive bill baroni should not face criminal charges. baroni and former christie aide bridget kelly were in newark federal court yesterday fighting charges related to the george washington bridge lane closures. in connecticut senate democrats are pushing for a higher minimum wage. republicans arguing that a proposal comes at a time when businesses are leaving the state. three months ago. minimum wage in the state went up from 9.15 an hour to 9.60 an hour. in westchester, a warning for people who mail checks in yonkers. investigators are looking into five cases where thieves are swiping handwritten checks and then using chemicals to change the information so they can rewrite the checks and cash
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detectives are urging people to shred the old checks and to drop checks off at the post office instead of putting them in a mailbox. this morning the cwa communication workers of america rejecting what rer verizon calls the last and best offer. the company says they're offering a 7.5% wage increase, up a percentage point from a previous offer. workers have been on strike for more than two weeks. another school in our area is apologizing for acceptance e-mails sent out by mistake. manhattan school of visual arts says it suffered a computer glitch. hundreds of congratulatory e-mails were mistakenly sent welcoming students to the masters degree program. that caught some by surprise. they only asked for information on the program. they didn't apply. now to a commuter alert. starting today drivers can expect delays at the queens
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the mta says the two uptown exit lanes at the manhattan plaza of the tunnel will be closed for road work. drivers headed uptown should use the two open cross-town lanes. now, the two downtown exit lanes, they will remain open. the construction and closures will last about two months. not far from the midtown tunnel's entrance in long island city this could reach for the sky. plans in the works to build the first super tall building in queens. it would be called court square city view tower. it would go up nearly 1,000 feet. if all the permits are approved. the groundbreaking planned for next year. a big to you wer in brooklyn, now one in queens as well. coming up a dangerous motorcycle gets busted. why? because of social media. up next, nfl draft drama. we'll tell which you picks are creating some big buzz this morning.
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welcome back. 6:45. time for weather and traffic on this friday. a cloudy start today. maybe a bit of light rain around at times. most of the roads this morning are dry. we break out into partial sun for a few hours tomorrow. i say a few hours because the clouds quickly return by tomorrow night. wet weather back in here again by sunday. live shot from grahamsville, a cloudy start. a little brightness here at the sunrise hour. temperatures up there generally in the low to mid 40s. there may be a few breaks in the clouds from time to time for today. for the most part more clouds than sun. 48 in tribeca. 49 in staten island. 42 in jersey city. 50 close to the city, mid 40s to upper 40s out across the northwestern and eastern suburbs. a lot of clouds dominating the eastern half of the country. not a lot of rain.
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producing a large organized area of wet weather. not yet. that comes in by the time we get to sunday. a few sprinkles out there this morning. some just passing north of the city. a few more out in pennsylvania. from time to time you may get spritz upon today. i think the small and light umbrella is what you need. upper 50s this afternoon. round of showers this evening between 6:00 and midnight in parts of the area. chilly and damp with a low of 47. showers gone by tomorrow morning. we break out to marshal sunshine by tomorrow afternoon. should feel nice, temperatures in the low 60s. we've been in the 50s the last couple of days. giants in town. mets hopefully making it lucky seven against them. heading out to the game, something that might be water repellant and a wind breaker may be needed. 62 on sunday. soaking rain on sunday, 54.
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nicer on tuesday. let's head over to lauren scala. we have delays on upturn "r" trains because of signal problems. the only issue on the rails. getting on the roads, delays on the van wyck expressway, some police activity by hillside activity. a slow ride heading northbound. southbound not so bad. heading over to new jersey. still route 22 westbound shut down because of an overturned vehicle between park avenue and terrill road in scott plains. you will be able to get around it. leave yourself some time. kai simonsen is live over the scene of the accident in bridgewater. an suv crashed into a utility pole. wires in the roadway. 202 completely shut down southbound out by 22. traffic is being pushed off on to the westbound side. this is by the bridgewater commons.
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heading into that area. alternate side of the street parking rules are suspended, meter rules still apply. the number of jetblue routes in new york city's area is soaring. the airline is adding routes from newark, ft. laid uderdale, tampa and orlando. also six flights will be added from laguardia to post boston. the carrier will celebrate the new flights to boston with intro introductory one-way fares of $49. >> the first round of the nfl draft was last night. the l.a. rams took california quarterback jared goff with the first pick.
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carson wentz from north dakota. the giants surprised everyone with a tenth pick. >> the new york giants select eli apple, defensive back, ohio state. >> the giants added to their defense with new jersey native eli apple. the jets picked a linebacker from ohio state, darron lee. he was mvp of the sugar bowl two years ago when ohio won a championship. eli apple's mom said in one of the papers that he loves football like picasso loved painting. >> fantastic. welcome to new york. up next, instagram, it leads to an arrest of a connecticut man. we'll show you why. and don't, follow us on facebook and twitter and on instagram, but we're not doing any crazy tricks. we do have a crazy dance. michaelg4ny and darlene4ny. you're watching "today in new
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. it was instagram videos that
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for a connecticut man. he was popping wheelies, doing doughnuts on a motorcycle and no helmet. police say they charged gabriel canastri junior with 23 counts of reckless driving. the videos were originally taken from bridgeport to east haven. >> the "today" show is coming up in a few minutes. we've seen matt lauer pull that stunt on the plaza with his motorcycle. >> my moped. >> your vespa. i do have a vespa. >> of course you do. >> i have the matching helmet, the windshield. >> to michael that's a buick. >> good to see you. coming up friday morning, major protests at a donald trump rally in california overnight. more than a dozen arrests were made as the candidate tries to nail down the republican nomination. we'll talk to chuck toad dd about all of it. >> and was a doctor overprescribing painkillers to
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we'll have the latest on that investigation. and after nearly 150 years, ringling brothers will be retiring its elephant act this weekend. we have an exclusive behind-the-scenes look of where they're headed next. and celebrating flashback friday on the plaza with an i love the '90s concert, vanilla ice and salt n pepper. that's coming up on "today." what's your favorite salt n pepper song. "push it." >> i have to say "push it." >> you would going to say "shoop." >> that's a good one, too. >> is that. what a man what a man what a man >> somebody tells me he knows the words. >> all right. as matt says, look at the time. all right. up next, chris will tell us if you need an umbrella for your friday night plans.
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new this morning, the nypd searching for a young boy who may be in danger. >> tracie strahan is in central park with the details. >> reporter: police are investigating a report that someone offered up that young boy for sex to another man here in the park. it led to a massive investigation near the bow bridge near 72nd street last night. that's when a suspect allegedly approached a tourist from
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if he wanted to perform sexual acts with that young boy for $300. that man declined, followed the two but lost track of them. that young boy believed to be 11 years old. anyone with information and who spotted the two is asked to contact police immediately. >> thank you very much. we wanted to check in with lauren and find out what's happening with the traffic. >> two road closures in new jersey. on route 22, we'll do that one second. route 202 southbound at 22, all lanes shut down there. you will be diverted on to 22 west. an accident shuts down all lanes on 22 westbound in scotch plains between park avenue and terrill road. a quick look at the george washington bridge, some police activity out there. looks like a tow truck now in the left lane on the inbound side. delays getting into the tolls are minor. >> thank you very much. >> chris, one more check of the friday morning. >> gray finish to the work week. not a lot of rain. couple of sprinkles, light showers from time to time. 40s tonight.
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dries out tomorrow. we get some sun in the afternoon, 62. clouds thicken tomorrow night and the rain is back in here sunday. sunday could be a cold, soaking rain. 50s for the high. so much for may. it gets better next week, upper 60s tuesday and wednesday. saturday the better of the two. >> thank you. the "today" show is coming up next. >> that's what's happening "today in new york." have a wonderful weekend. good morning. boiling over. hundreds of protestors gather outside a donald trump rally in california. nearly 20 arrested. while in indiana ted cruz response to these harsh words from former speaker of the house john boehner. >> lucifer in the nesh. >> have never worked with a more

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