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devil. she's the devil. >> donald trump known for demonizing hillary clinton. now he's taken to a whole new level. "today in new york" starts now. good morning everybody. 4:30 a.m. tuesday morning, august 2nd. i'm darlene rodriguez. i'm michael gargiulo. storm team 4's raphael miranda is here in for chris who has the weather headlines. raphi? >> we're still dealing with this tuesday morning. you can see on the satellite and radar picture, heavy rain well north of new york city. sullivan county, ulster county. thunder and lightning waking you up early this morning. we're almost in the clear in terms of the rain. 71 degrees outside and still on the muggy side. it gets better as the day goes on. even more sunshine by the end of the day.
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want to bring the umbrella to be on the safe side. looks like a beautiful finish. 75 degrees at 7:00. we'll look at the ten-day forecast in a few. lauren scala is here with the early commute. hey, lauren. >> good morning. fastrack maintenance on the l train. still in service in both directions between broadway junction and lore more street. as far as other overnight track work out there, the 1, d and f are affected. expect delays and service changes. more weather and traffic on the 4s. >> thanks, lauren. the overnight shooting in brooklyn that left one man dead and sent april woman it the hospital happened in bedford-stuyvesant at 1:00 a.m. tracie strahan is there now with what we know so far. good morning, tracie. >> reporter: darlene, good morning to you. this has become an emotional scene within the past few minutes. we've seen a woman so distraught
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be carried back to her vehicle in tears. crime scene detectives are still blocking off the scene. but that man and woem were shot at about 1:00 this morning. let's show you that scene. detectives are scouring the area around the suv where that 33-year-old man and 22-year-old woman were inside. we're told that 33-year-old man was shot multiple times about his boydment there were several evidence street where he was shot. a 22-year-old woman was shot once in the shoulder. she's at kings county hospital recovering from that wound. her 33-year-old companion, that man, was transported to interfaith hospital where he was later pronounced dead. police know who they're looking for. a man wearing a sweatshirt and gray sweat parts.
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halls i. traffic moving on patch en. traffic is still blocked off as the investigate continues. back to you. >> tracie, thank you. in queens, police shot and wounded a man they say was burglarizing a home. it all played out as a neighbor recorded on a cell phone. the suspect who was shot is seen running from the home and later wheeled away on a stretcher. he was hit in the groin. whose home was being burglarized. followed police inside to rescue her dog. >> how is your doggie? >> she's good. thank you. >> scary. in this neighborhood, yes. because this is a good neighborhood. >> law enforcement sources tell news 4 the 38-year-old suspect is felix perez. he has six prior arrests for burglary. today we're going to get an update from florida health officials on the zika virus
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declared -- they're calling it a no go zone for pregnant women. that's where the homegrown zika is spreading fast. governor rick scott said there were ten new infections likely caused by infected mosquitoes in the miami area. bringing the cases in florida to 14. there will be more people infected not realizing it. because the symptoms can be mild. from the miami area to wait eight weeks before trying to get pregnant. >> most of might have patients are anxious. this is their baby that we're talking about. >> health workers have been going door to door to take urine samples to get a better idea of how it's spreading. mosquito control efforts are not working as well as they hoped. scary thought here is that perhaps mosquitoes are developing a resistance to that
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imagine being told eight weeks to wait before getting pregnant. >> what if you already are and don't know it. you have this fear. let's take a check of the weather around here. raphi? >> we're still tracking some rain on this tuesday. once we get through the morning, the day finally gets better and we're changing the weather pattern. temperatures are mild in northwest new jersey. 66 mine hill. looking at 67 degrees up in danbury. down the jersey shore. temperatures in the low 70 it's mild and a little muggy for everyone as you start your day. it's a stormy start north and west of new york city. look at all the action going on in places like putnam county, northern westchester, northern fairfield county. you're going to see showers and thunderstorms over the next couple of hours. you need to grab the umbrellas. in the city, we don't see the heavy rain but we have heavy skies. it get a little better. we start to see more sunshine and the afternoon and evening looks very nice. temperatures below average only
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we'll look at the ten-day in a few. lauren scala is here with the commute right now. >> hey, rah yell. good morning. couple of problems on the roads. we have an accident on the inbound upper level of the queensboro bridge. that blocks the left lane at the very beginning of the span here. it's not causing too much of a problem. we're starting to see delays on the cross bronx expressway. eastbound construction by webster avenue shuts down two lanes president it's already a slow ride. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. lookout for this man. they say the man was behind a violent robbery that happened inside a harlem subway station. what he was wearing at the time does have them concerned. jen maxfield is at the stop now with the story. because of what it might say about this person. >> reporter: that's exactly right. police are releasing surveillance video this morning in the hopes of tracking down this suspect. as you mentioned, what is making
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an mta uniform shirt. the man is seen standing by the metro card machine counting money. this was last tuesday morning at around this time, around 4:00 a.m. his shirt with the mta logo makes him look like an employee. it's not clear if actually is. police say he held up another man on the platform at knifepoint last week and stole his backpack. they say it's especially scary because the suspect may be all of this and happened on the a, s, b and d line. the victim is a 55-year-old man. he was shaken up but not harmed. that's the latest live from east harlem. >> jen, thanks so much. donald trump may be using strongest language yet against hillary clinton. at a rally in pennsylvania last night, he did not talk about his current controversy involving
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democrats and criticized senator bernie sanders for supporting clinton. >> he made a deal with the devil. she's the devil. he made a deal with the devil. >> senator john mccain is criticizing trump for his battle with the khan family. mccain's statement says he disparaged a fallen soldier's parents. he's a prisoner of war. warren buffett is also being audited by the irs but offered to meet with trump to compare returns. question whether trump is trying to hide something, he also criticized trump for publicly battling with the khan family. >> i ask donald trump have you no sense of decency, sir? >> showing hillary clinton at the post convention bounce.
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new york state is banning registered sex offenders from playing the pokemon go game. it will apply to 3,000 sex offenders currently on parole. they would be barred from similar online games. the torch relay nearing the it's a state as well as a city in brazil. on thursday, the flame will be carried through the streets of rio itself. the big question is, who will light the olympic calderon during the opening ceremonies on friday. they usually keep that a secret until the very last moment. medical experts have a new warning for some olympic athletes. don't put your head underwater. they're reacting to a 16-month study of the water in i bay.
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the water is filled with bacteria and viruses. swallowing a tablespoon could make an athlete very ill. some are not worried. >> i'm very careful in the water that i don't swallow it. >> information being in place to remove the debris there in the bay. >> the olympic committee says the bay is being tested four times a day and that it meets international health standards. security in rio. 88,000 officers are deployed owe that includes fighter planes and surveillance helicopters in the sky. police are aware of an isis threat to disrupt the games. "the new york times" reports u.s. intelligence and law enforcement are working with the brazilians like never before. news 4 is your headquarters. it opens on this friday. you can watch it live at 7:30 p.m. 4:40 right now.
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4:43. four things to know this morning. police in brooklyn are searching for a gunman who walked up to a couple in bedford-stuyvesant and opened fire. one man died at the hospital. a woman still struggling to survive. tracie strahan is on the scene there. she's going to have the latest for us in the next half hour. tonight is the 33rd national night out. that's the crime prevention initiative where police meet with the community to have fun
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crime. events taking place in yonkers, hempstead and new rochelle. more than 37 million people are expected to participate nationwide. getting to queens could be tougher this week. one way on the midtown tunnel will be closed from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. every day through friday. the closure necessary for maintenance work. the newest tkts opens at noon at lincoln center. the pop-up location lp open for three months. matinee tickets will be sold on the day before and the day of the show. the time is now 4:44. time for a check of your forecast. finally getting a little better in terms of the rain today. we're seeing a little bit right now depending where you are. then we start to dry out as the day goes on. it's dry in the plaza. showers moving through early this morning. but the rain has stopped. it will get better day by day especially by tomorrow. there's a look from the top of the rock. nice and quiet. good visibility. no fog to speak of in the city.
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headlines today. we're dealing with spotty showers and a few thunderstorms, especially early this morning. drying out as the day goes on. clearing by tonight. and then tomorrow is bright and butte fuld. a nice change over the unsettled pattern that we've been dealing with. then it gets warm and sticky by the end of the week. right now, it's still mild in nassau county. 68 in farmingdale. we have low 70s in the city. 70 in newburgh. it's mild across northwest new jersey as well. temperatures in the upper 60s in sussex, 67 for you in westhampton. i want to show you the dew point temperatures because that shows us what it looks like. these have dropped since yesterday. it will feel more comfortable as you step outside with the dew point temperatures only in the mid-60s. that's a good thing. here's a look at your satellite and radar picture. north into the hudson valley, this is one strong storm, just grazing northern fairfield county around midtown. stevenson eventually and headed
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lots of lightning with that storm. downpours in carmel and miltown heading into northern westchester county. north salem, you could see a shower and downpour too. as we head west, pine bush and crawford dealing with rain farther north and west out of new york city. around 8:00 today, very quiet for most of us. lots of clouds. then the clouds break up and the sunshine tries to come through by lunchtime. also can't rule out one or two showers throughout t bring your umbrella to be on the safe side. your evening commute is mostly dry with sunshine and clouds and one or two showers at most. you can see the exclusive ten-day forecast, tomorrow is brighter and warmer. a high of 81 degrees. then we crank up the heat towards the end of the week again. 86 on friday with higher humidity, near 90 on saturday. all right. let's see how the commute is moving along nice and early. lauren scala has that. >> thanks, raphael. good morning. overall, moving along nicely. mostly green on the maps.
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southbound after exit 16, north avenue. that blocks a lane. not causing a delay. where the delays are, on the bqe. eastbound construction delays by manhattan avenue. the left lane is blocked to the l.i.e. expect a slow ride through here. a live look at the george washington bridge where things are moving nicely inbound into the tolls. outbound, you have two lanes closed under the apartments there with some construction. but that's not really causing delays yet either. changes, fastrack on the l this week. no service in both directions between broadway junction and lorimer street. we'll have more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you very much. 4:47 now. a driver hit and killed two men in brooklyn is on the run. police are hoping surveillance video can track him down. the video shows the car speeding and hitting the two men as they cross the street in cypress
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but then fled on foot from the skoon yesterday morning. >> a 41-year-old died at the scene and another died at the hospital. a bronx man took a stolen ambulance on a drunken joyride. 21-year-old john juan dela santo is facing a long list of charges. he stole a car idling. he led officers on a brief chase before cars near mt. eden parkway and morris avenue. no one was hurt. lawyers for the man charged with the south carolina church shootings have launched a new legal fight to spare him from possibly facing the death penalty. 22-year-old dylann roof is accused of killing people in charleston last summer. prosecutors are seeking that death penalty, but roof's lawyers filed a motion yesterday
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unconstitutional. if they stop pursuing death, roof will plead guilty to all counts against him. while it's not clear what caused a hot air balloon to hit power lines in texas, they say the balloon itself did not malfunction. 16 people died when the balloon burst into flames and crashed outside of austin. it is the deadliest accident of its kind in u.s. history. as the wreckage was hauled away from the accident scene yesterday, officials say it appears the pilot was trying to land. >> controls the balloon somewhat by opening and closing vents. the top vent was open, which is consistent with a landing maneuver. >> ntsb officials do not believe weather played a factor in the crash despite fog in the area after the accident. in maryland, officials will be auto applying for federal disaster relief following the
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it is believed that half the businesses destroyed didn't have flood insurance. no official tally on the cleanup costs. they're still inspecting the damage and trying to assess it. two people died in that storm. it dumped a month's worth of rain in just hours. new this morning, we're getting these images from hong kong. that's typhoon nida made land full. it battered that city. 90 mile an hour winds, torrential rains as well. schools in hong kong and the stock market closed as a precaution. no indication of deaths or serious damage. it's downgraded to a tropical storm. a california driver is in custody after leading police on a high-speed chase for more than two hours. police arrested the driver in a san diego neighborhood. it wasn't easy. the suspect made u-turns in a cul-de-sac to avoid officers before driving on to a lawn and into a parked car. the woman behind the wheel was handcuffed and taken into
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the chase began in los angeles when officers spotted the red saturn weaving across lanes of the highway. there were frightening moments for families shopping at a sporting goods store. a young boy was locked in a gun safe. prosecutors say the 4-year-old was playing a game with his siblings at the sportsman's warehouse in riverdale, utah. the boy got shut inside that gun case. he was in there for 15 minutes. firefighters pup pd oxygen into child. quit screaming. put the hoses in your nose. it will help you breathe. >> rescuers were able to get a bypass code from the manufacturer that freed the boy. he was not hurt but understandably scared and shaken. remember, that's a very small space. >> no air. >> he was trapped in. 4:51. still to come, the car thieves want the most. wonder what they are.
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>> the multiplier. guys, we have rain out there we're tracking north and west of new york city. let's look at the radar picture. very soggy heading to sullivan county. we have a flood advisory in effect. so we're dealing with flooding concerns yet again. this is just for eastern sullivan county. i've highlighted the county for you. eastern and northeastern sullivan county, a flood advisory in effect until 6:45 this morning. watch out for ponding on the roadways. today's weather looks better temperatures in upper 70s. humidity dropping a bit. not as muggy as yesterday. 78 for the high in white plains. 82 in poughkeepsie. this is the beginning of a better pattern we're finally accepting in to tomorrow. completely rain-free. >> that's great. >> good morning, not any huge problems on the roads right now. we like that. we'll enjoy it while we can. a live look at the alexander hamilton bridge. eastbound on the cross bronx expressway starting at webster
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roadwork. it's a little slow going there. outbound on the george washington bridge, two lanes closed. a live look at the long island expressway by the grand central parkway. you can see smooth sailing, in for a nice ride. we have delays on the bqe. i'll show that you in a bit. the list of the most stolen vehicles is out. it may surprise you. thieves are less interested in newer models. last year, 55,0001996 honda saah cords were stolen. that tops the followed by the 1998 honda civic. the 2006 ford f-series. the list was compiled by the national insurance crime bureau. the older models often end up in chop shops where they're cut up and sold for parts. a connecticut teacher faces charge over a parking spot dispute. edward kimball is charged with reckless endangerment. he deflated the tires of a student who parked in his spot at the high school where he
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apparently, school security told him to park there because the parking lot was full. kimball is due back in court next week. new york made a bold move to become a leader in clean energy. 50% of the state's electricity will come from renewable energy sources like wind and solar power. it's called clean energy standard and officials approved it yesterday. it will cost less than $2 a month to the average customer's bill. governor cuomo fight climate change. a bill that expands the use of medical marijuana. new jersey lawmakers approved a drug used to treat post-traumatic stress disorder but it can only used if more conventional therapies don't work. the goal is to help military veterans who suffer from ptsd. a baby girl is set to under guy a life-saving procedures.
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she's being fed through a tube and needs help breathing. without the surgery, that tumor would continue to grow. you see it there. after three unsuccessful treatments, they're taking a new approach. he's going to take the entire mass out and use a special computer that maps the facial nerves. on long island, health officials are investigating an increased number of mumps cases. the nassau county health department says the cases up in long beach and its surrounding communities. 18 cases have been investigated in nassau county. the cases under investigation include young adults with mumps-like symptoms. mcdonald's says they're making the menu items healthier. they're taking preservatives out of mcnuggets, sausage patties and eggs. the buns will no longer have the
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the chicken free of antibiotics. they're answering the call for fresher and more wholesome food. a consumer group given extreme eating awards for chain restaurants. >> it's a list of menu items that will make you loosen your belts. dave and buster's short rib and cheesy mac stack. the sandwich comes in at over 1900 calories. the group says it's like eating three medium fries. also making the list, michael, the fried chicken and waffles benedict from the cheesecake factory. that has, are you ready, 2500 calories and 86 grams of saturated fat. i think the whole family should be consuming that. it's like eating two one-pound chicken pot pies topped with a half stick of butter and quarter
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what? do you need that much? >> no. anything that says stack. >> if it stacks. >> it's going to be a lot. >> probably delicious. coming up on 5:00 a.m. if you're heading out the door. >> download the news 4 app on your mobile device. our next hour starts right now. right now, the search for a gunman who gunned down two people in brooklyn overnight. >> the violent attack at a ma protest at city hall. "today in new york" starts now. good morning. it's 5:00 a.m. on this tuesday. 2nd day of august, i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm darlene rodriguez. raphael miranda is here for chris cimino and has the forecast. hey, raphi, good morning. >> good morning, guys. it will be a better weather day eventually. not right now. if you look north of new york city, we're tracking heavy rain and thunderstorms. even flooding in sullivan


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