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landfall and is battering belize right now. "today in new york" starts now. good morning. thursday morning. it's august 4th. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. storm team 4's chris cimino is here with the weather headlines. another banner morning. >> a nice morning. down in the suburbs, some natural air conditioning. 55 morristown. wb westhampton 53. skies nice and clear. beautiful day yesterday. we have another good one today. nothing going on throughout the northeast corridor. barely a cloud to be found. so plenty of sunshine. slowly making our way back up to the 70s by noon. we should top off in the lower 80s by this afternoon. let's see how the commute is treating us on this thursday morning. good morning. >> good morning.
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we have fast track maintenance on the l train, no service between broadway junction and lorimer street. we have about 13 buses. >> a man found near the staten island ferry terminal. tracie strahan has more information. >> reporter: we've seen a lot of detectives out here. they're blocking off the area where the body was discovered near the st. george terminal. it's an area where construction is happening, but a 911 call alerted them to what was happening. we'll show you video of the investigation since that male body was discovered on a bench around 1:45 this morning.
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the victim. he was declared dead on the scene. had stab wounds to the torso. they don't know the identity of the person found stabbed to death on the bench. police tell me they're trying to nail that down as well as finding out a motive for this as well as any suspect vovred. this is happening near the st. george terminal where they're doing construction. a lot of people working on that project coming into work. they're not allowed down below street level w discovered. back to you. >> tracie strahan, thank you. a community came together to remember a queens woman killed while jogging in howard beach. hundreds gathered for a candlelight vigil for 38-year-old karina vetrano. her body was found by her father yesterday hours after she went for a run. her father usually jogged with her but he wasn't feeling well
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running alone. >> her life taken out like that because she went for a jog in the afternoon. doesn't make sense. she was traveling the world. she was having the time of her life 689. >> vetrano was strangled and may have also been sexually assaulted. it is 4:33. this morning the search resumes for the suspect who eluded capture by jumping into the passaic they're looking around the sewer and storm drains. new york officials say it started with a traffic stop by harrison police by the bridge street bridge. that's when the man jumped into the river, was swimming upstream and then went into the storm drain. >> the trouble is not even worth you getting sick, to be honestment. >> police have not said why the
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he may have been wanted in a robbery investigation. hurricane earl is battering belize. it came to shore hours ago near belize city. earl is expected to dump up to a foot of rain. the storm is expected to weaken as it moves inland. so far no word of casualties or any serious damage. a lot of water. >> sure is. 4:34 on this t let's check weather and traffic on the 4s. >> our weather is nice and quiet. we're in the sweet spot weather-wise. temperatures in the upper 60s in the city. that's the milder spot. outside of town, low 60s. in the distant suburbs, 50s. so quite cool for the northwestern suburbs especially out across new jersey, interior connecticut and long island. temperature trend, we'll get from the 50s and 60s to the low
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we should top off this afternoon in the lower 80s. lower lefts of humidity. 68 out there right now. mostly clear sky. 78 by noon. 82 by 3:00. a few decorator clouds in the sky. eventually we'll have some showers in the forecast. i'll tell you when in a bit. what's going on, lauren? >> if you're headed out to the throgs neck, two in both directions, head over to the whitestone instead. on the grand central parkway eastbound two lanes closed with road work as well. if you want to head over to the l.i.e., clear sailing. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. next weather and traffic on the 4s. police are hoping this new surveillance video will lead them to a man wanted for burglary in queens, these three
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into a grocery and supply store last month. they stole $25,000 from a lock box and took off. if you recognize these men, call police. firefighters are checking for hot spots at the scene of a raging factory fire in queens that kept them busy for hours. >> hundreds of firefighters had to be called in to contain in. lori bordonaro is in sunny side with the morning. >> reporter: we're on 47th street and 43rd avenue because so many streets around here are closed off. all of these firefighters are out here, still hard at work battling this fire that's been burning for about ten hours. it's under control, but they're spraying the hot spots. the fire broke out before sunset last night. you could see the flames light up the city skyline. more than 250 firefighters and
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trapped briefly inside. four firefighters suffered minor injuries. they were soon ordered out and spent the night battling the fire from the outside. the intense flames fueled by wood and paint thinners consumed the factory, but they were able to save three neighboring businesses. >> so, through aggressive action, while the one business is lost. it's always a problem for the people who work in there, of the people without injuries. >> the smell of smoke out here very strong in this neighborhood. the fire chief is advising people who live in the area to keep windows and doors closed until the smoke can be cleared out. the cause of this fire is under investigation. luckily no injuries in this fire. back to you. >> that's fortunate. thank you. in presidential politics,
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track. one of his supporters, newt gingrich, calls trump's strategy unacceptability right now gop sources tell nbc news that the party is trying to intervene. rudy giuliani calls that intervention real and overdue. trump insisted yesterday that there is party unity. >> so, i just want to tell you, the campaign is doing really well. it's never been so well united. >> yesterday trump's pence endorsed the re-election of speaker paul ryan. hillary clinton challenging donald trump's claim that he can fix the economy. >> if he wants to make america great again, she started by making things in america. >> clinton went to a factory in denver that makes ties and scarves, that's where she said trump makes his line of ties in china. she also called trump unfit to
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olympics is tomorrow, but the u.s. women's soccer team is off to a huge start. carly lloyd got things started against new zealand. she scored the first goal for the u.s. it's her seventh in olympic competition. after the half, alex morgan tacked on another one. the u.s. wins 2-0. they face france on saturday. >> carli lloyd, alex tough duo. the u.s. men and women's basketball teams made their way to reio the men will see their first action saturday. they'll be playing china there's mike krzyzewski in the distance. the women will play sunday. both teams staying on the luxury cruise ship, silver cloud, tighter security, rooms for 300 guests, swimming pool and many other amenities, and sue berg ready to go for her fourth gold.
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everyone is super attentive and really wanting our stay to be enjoyable and as easy as possible. >> i don't know how to swim. my first thing when i got in the room, where is the life jacket just in case. okay. it's in the closet. we're good. >> both teams are heavily favored to win the gold. nbc 4 is your home for the 2016 olympic games. it begins friday at 7:30 with the opening ceremony live from games by downloading the nbc 4 new york app. you have to stay somewhere, that's the way to stay. >> the cruise ship is nice. poor brittney griner is like is that where we have to stay? >> but you're at the docks. >> not too far. >> not too far. a suspicious fire at the home of a new york firefighter. why the family fears the local hero was targeted because of his
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unforgettable commute in queens when an eager little new yorker just couldn't wait. >> and weather and traffic on the 4s. you're watching "today in new
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here's four things to know this morning. following breaking news on staten island. a man was found stabbed to death in a park near the staten island ferry terminal and stadium. we have a crew on the scene. we'll have more coming up in the next half hour. the zika related travel advisory in miami could last as long as a year.
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local officials can get the mosquito situation under control. clinics across new york city are offering free or reduced cost hiv screening. you don't need insurance, appointments or parental consent. in new jersey two beaches are off limits due to concerns about the water quality. beechwood west and west beach are closed as of no waters there exceeded safe bacteria limits. >> 4:44. looking good again on this thursday. beautiful day yesterday. we see a repeat performance of it today. temperatures maybe a degree or so higher. humidity gets turned up tomorrow. skies nice and clear, temperatures in the 60s. that's in the city. in the suburbs, especially north and west, down in the 50s. another beautiful day ahead. cooler to the north and west tonight.
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unsettled on saturday. a cold front approaches. hurricane earl around belize. winds of 80 miles per hour. gusts near 90. moving west near 14. once it moves over lane it will get torn apart and downgraded. the path takes it along the coast of central america and then into the southern end of mexico wind sp per hour. wind will not be the big story but heavy, flooding rains could be the story across southern sections of mexico. this morning for us, temperatures in the low 60s in nearby suburbs, upper 60s in town. 55 in danbury. 56 in sussex. 55 in morristown. 62 down in long branch. nothing going on in terms of rain. as we go through future tracker today, this afternoon and
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sky anticipated. most of the clouds building up will be north and west of town. nice, sunny start to the day on friday. like i said, humidity comes up a bit. again, nothing nearby in terms of organized areas of clouds or rain. rain stays away through early saturday. more clouds build in saturday morning. that will eventually lead to showers and a thunderstorm or two. 82 the expected high in the city. up along the coastal areas, cooler with wind. inland spots in the low 80s. stickier tomorrow, 84. 86 on saturday. scattered showers. not a washout of a day. sunday the better half of the weekend, 84. 83 on monday. looks quiet through the middle of next week a warming trend by the end of next week. a little after 4:46. let's find out about the early commute. lauren? >> a lot of green behind me. a couple of trouble spots out there.
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the verrazano bridge. we have police activity on the brooklyn bound upper level. the camera looks like it's freezing, unfreezing there. there are flashing lights out there. continued to keep a close eye on that. back to the maps, the cross bronx expressway, eastbound we have road work out there by webster avenue two lanes are shut down. two lanes shut down in both dire bridge. things to keep in mind. if you're getting on the rails, fast trash maintenance on the "l." no service between broadway junction and lorimer street. take free shuttle buses. next weather and traffic on the 4s. police say this is the gunman who fired several rounds
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police believe he was carrying the same .22 caliber handgun used in that shooting incident. the 4-year-old suspected to be okay. investigators in western new york are trying to determine if there's a link between a racist letter sent to a volunteer firefighter and a fire that destroyed his home. investigators don't yet know what caused that fire in kenneth walker's apartment just outside of buffalo to go up in flames, but it happened two days a he wasn't wanted in the city. walker, his wife and two children were not home at the time. dubai's airport is back open after a fiery crash yesterday. we are seeing video of what it was like inside the cabin. passengers scrambling to get out safely. smoke filling the air. four americans were on board. 300 passengers total.
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>> after the plane stopped, then the smoke started coming inside. the hostess said just jump. >> one firefighter died while battling the intense flames. investigators are trying to figure out why the emirates flight from india collapsed on to the runway. so far they are ruling out terrorism. a washington, d.c. transit officer is the first american law enforcer to be charged with helping isis. officer nicholas young was into federal court. he was on the fbi's radar for years. he's accused of trying to help an undercover agent who he thought was traveling to syria to join the terror group. two of his friends face terror charges. police in london are not ruling out terrorism as a possible motive for terrorism there. plus on the scene in russell square where a 19-year-old man knifed a woman to debt last
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people. police tased him. he's under arrest. officers say the attacker's mental health was a significant factor. the highest court in the country says a virginia school board can keep a transgender male from using the boy's bathroom at his school. the supreme court made the ruling as it decides whether it will hear the case of gavin grim. grim says the policy violates federal education discrimination laws a lower appeals courtsided wi sentence for a double murder in brooklyn is free this morning. he's 44-year-old wayne martin in 2010. a judge released martin yesterday without bail. it comes after the prosecutor in the case was accused of failing to turn over key evidence in the case. martin always maintained his innocence. a new jersey man has now been cleared of all charges stemming
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dion harrell spent four years in prison after being convicted of raping a teenage girl in 1988. he was also listed as a convicted sex offender. he's been trying to clear his name, yesterday a judge in freehold exonerated him. it was based on results from new dna technology. extra commuter arrived on a queens bus during the evening rush, a baby decided to come a little bit early. thss the q9 bus. the driver pulled over at 159 street and jamaica avenue. moments later a baby boy were born. mother and son were taken to the hospital. they're both doing well. no word on who helped with delivery. but i'm sure everybody was supportive. >> imagine the poor bus driver, then there's a birth taking place on your bus. >> the poor mom, not prepared
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there. the one move that drivers make every day. experts say it causes dangerous problems on new york city streets. and the eerie items missing from a local university's health
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oh absolutely. i like that. tech support that lets your technician see the problem over your smartphone. only from fios. welcome back. looking at the statue of liberty. it's thursday morning. temperatures feel nice. the morning feels good. >> it's nice walking around this morning. >> really nice. >> felt like i wasn't melting. nice feeling. low humidity, good deal of sunshine around. a breeze coming in out of the east. temperatures should top off in the lower 80s, pretty close where they should be for early august. tonight, mainly clear sky.
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quiet. 67 in town. lower 60s and a few upper 50s in the suburbs and west. the chance for showers will be saturday. it won't be an all-day rain, scattered showers, middle 80s. no repeat of last weekend. sunday looks really nice. exquisite. >> what's happening, lauren? we have our first accident of the we will look at the maps. here's the bruckner southbound out by country club road, an accident blocks two lanes. it is starting to cause a delay now. where we have heavier delays is on the cross bronx, overnight construction causing a headache. out by webster avenue two lanes remain shut down. >> thank you very much. the city's department of transportation is taking a closer look at a dangerous move that every driver makes.
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conducted address part of the vision zero initiative was released yesterday and found pedestrians and bicyclists were killed or injured by left turning vehicles three times more often than vehicles that make the right-hand turn. >> part of that is because you have the frame of the vehicle blocking the driver's view when he's making the left turn. also they tried to speed up at the intersection, or they are going against traffic, cut unsafe manner. >> the city hopes to make hundreds of other intersections safer by giving pedestrians more time to cross the street before the turning vehicles get a crane. campaigns plan to remind drivers turns should not be made faster than 5 miles per hour in the city. advocates for the poor are launching what they call a photo petition drive for discounted metro cards. they snapped pictures of people who complain they cannot afford
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the riders alliance says some new yorkers must choose between a meal and a ride to work. the petition also go to mayor deblasio. his office says the cost of discounts will have to be analyzed. in connecticut, an eerie discovery. 15 human skulls and a human skeleton are missing. the remains are among 100 items that have vanished. school officials say the skulls and skeleton were believed to be beyond t teaching and may have been disposed of without filing the proper paperwork. in five years high school students in new jersey will have to pass the partnership for assessment of readiness for college and careers test. it measures a student's ability in english and math. yesterday the state board of education made it mandatory. lots of parents are upset and call it too hard. many states stopped giving the test. just in time for the football season, daily fantasy
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state. sites like draft king and fanduel will be able to be in new york. they will be taxed at a rate of 15% of the revenue. the bill refers to daily fantasy sports as a game of skill and that resolved the lawsuit calling the matches a form of gambling. new york state is becoming totally connected with broadband access. governor cuomo said state will have high-speed access. 18 upstate libraries and nearly 100 government buildings, healthcare facilities and schools will be included. 9 director of the cdc is expected to tour the zika hot zone in miami. miami is reporting 15 cases of transmission all from infected mosquitos. the cdc issued a travel warning earlier this week advising
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traveling to miami's winwood area. officials are spraying the area and looking for breeding spots. airlines are allowing passengers to change reservations due to warnings about the virus.passengers may able to get refunds, and american airlines said pregnant women can ask for refunds with a doctor's note confirming eg delta and spirit are asking concerned travelers to contacted them. >> if you're heading out the door, take us with you. >> download the news 4 new york app on your mobile device. our next hour starts right now. >> breaking news on staten island, a man was found stabbed to death near the ferry terminal. the fast-moving fire in queens that took four hours and hundreds of firefighters to put out. and we're just one day away from the official start of the
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"today in new york" starts now. coming up on 5:00 a.m. on this thursday, the 4th day of august. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm darlene rodriguez. storm team 4's chris cimino is here with the forecast. >> good weather continues again today. comfortable out there. skies nice and clear. humidity levels comfortable. 68 in the city. 55 in morristown and monticello. 55 in cranbury. 53 out in everybody enjoying comfortable conditions to start. 78 by noontime. should be in the upper 70s to low 80s for the mid to late afternoon. let's talk commute with lauren. >> thanks, chris. most of the construction on the roads not getting in the way. on the verrazano, there is police activity causing delays on the brooklyn bound level.

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