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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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verrazano, head to the lower level to avoid this. on the grand central parkway, this is eastbound out by clear vie two lanes remain closed. stick to the expressway. breaking news in staten island, that's where police say a man was found dead near the ferry terminal. "today in new york's" tracie strahan is in st. george with what we know now. >> reporter: we're watching the investigation officers and detectives with flash flights are going down the ramp between the st. george terminal and the baseball park. that's where they found the body of a man believed to be in his 30s on a park bench. well show you some video of this investigation which started just before 2:00 this morning. that's when officers received a 911 call about someone on the bench. when they arrived, they found the victim stabbed multiple times in the torso. he was pronounced dead added scene.
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here, but they also don't know who could have done something like this. that is part of the investigation. this is also near a correct shun site. a lot of people showing up for this project on the st. george terminal have been kept away as the investigation continues. back to you. >> thank you. firefighters are still putting out hot spots at a factory fire in queens that fire erupted around 7:00 p.m. last night inside the mill work sunnyside. the intense flames fueled by wood and paint thinners destroyed the factory. firefighters were able to save three neighboring businesses without injuries. there's no word on what sparked the flames. lori bordonaro will have reaction at 5:30. >> police are looking for clues that will lead them to the person who killed a jog ner queens. the body of 30-year-old karina
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beach yesterday. she was strangled. hundreds of people remembered her at a candlelight vigil last night. police do not know if she was targeted by her killer or if she was the victim of a random attack. the lawyer for a suspected burglar who was shot by police in queens say it was an unjustiiable use of force. theo peres was arraigned last night. he was caught on surla when officers got there, peres got into a scuffle over a gun, and he was shot in the groin. his lawyer said he should not have been shot. >> you don't shoot somebody who is unarmed. you don't. there's other ways of doing it. >> police say peres is a career burglar who has targeted homes in brooklyn and queens. right now we're getting an
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says it is weakening as it moves inland. winds are barely at hurricane force. just 75 miles per hour at this point. just hours ago, it came ashore in the central american country of belize. earl is expected to dump up to a foot of rain as it moves towards the yucatan peninsula. >> 5:04. time for weather and traffic on the 4s that storm seems to be breaking down. >> as it moves on winds will diminish, but it will rain itself out it stays well to the south of the u.s. mainland. for us, high pressure in charge. another beautiful day ahead. cooler tonight. in the 60s in the city. 50s in the suburbs. stickier tomorrow, but a dry day. on saturday, the next chance for showers and thunderstorms. right now, a pleasant room
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winds are calm. mostly clear sky in central park. up to 78 by noon. 82 by 3:00. that should be the high for the day with a mix of clouds and sunshine. ten-day forecast coming up in a bit. here's lauren with the commute. >> all the subway track work has wrapped up. we have slowdowns on the roads. the bronx, southbound on the bruckner out by country club road there is an accident shutting down two lanes. delays back to pelham parkway. move over to the hutch to avoid this. on the cross bronx expressway eastbound, ongoing overnight road work. by webster avenue, two lanes are closed. delays are not yet back to the alexander hamilton bridge. still a slow ride. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. more weather and traffic on the 4s. >> thank you very much. the world is turning its attention to brazil. a day ahead of opening ceremonies for the olympic games in rio. >> team usa made the trip and so
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us now as we start our olympic coverage. great to see through from rio de janeiro. >> michael, darlene, good morning from rio. good to see you as well. what a trip it is. the mayor has declared a city-wide holiday here today. the torch will tour rio. the city, this olympic park already on fire, ready for the games to begin. >> reporter: rio is for the most crews are putting a few finishing touches on the venues. while the olympic celebration has already started in the city. team usa is on the ground in rio and getting settled into the athletes village joining 18,000 competitors from around the globe. >> i think overall our team is so strong, it's incredibility to be a part of the team. >> reporter: even before the opening ceremony and workouts,
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the intensity of the olympics. >> the energy almost punches you in the face. >> reporter: all working towards the same goal, olympic gold. probably no big surprise here, but the man with the most metals, the most golds in olympic history, the standard bearer for olympic athletes, michael phelps will be the flag bearer for team usa in the opening ceremony. that's the latest live from rio. back to you. you can see how excited all the olympians are. do you feel like a lot of their concerns have sort of been assuaged? going up, leading up to getting there, there were so many concerns about the environment and the water and the rooms. >> that's a good point. when you talk to some of those who will compete in that water, they're concerned about that. they're concerned about what is in the water and how they'll get through that.
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the excitement of being here and representing their country seems to be out-weighing this. there's been security across the area. everywhere you go you see strong security, whether it's police or national guard, brazilian national guard. everybody feels safe. while there are concerns about the water, the athletes say they're ready to go. >> i bet they are. jay, great to see you. >> 2016 olympic games. it begins friday at 7:30. opening ceremony from rio de janeiro. i can watch it here. follow the games on the go by downloading the nbc 4 new york app. we're learning what new sports will be added when the olympics are held in tokyo in four years. the international olympic committee announced competition in sports climbing, skateboarding, surfing and karate will be held.
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back. baseball and softball. new this morning, we're getting a better look at a pair of credit card thieves with nearly 60 victims. look at the couple police are looking for. police say the two made purchases of more than $30,000 with stolen credit card numbers. all the purchases made in east new york and brownsville, brooklyn. about 2300 trump taj mahal employees in atlantic city are the casino is expected to close after labor day. nearly half of its employees have been on strike demanding health and pension benefits. carl icahn purchased the final shares of the business from drum in february. icahn claims he lost nearly 10 $0 million on his takeover. there's a new ad campaign trying to convince new jersey voters to expand casino gambling in new jersey and say the money
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>> new york and pennsylvania have stolen billions of our gaming revenue, robbing us of dollars to fund programs like meals on wheels and the property tax freeze. >> new jersey voters will decide on an amendment that will be on the ballot in november it proposes two new casinos in north jersey. former reebok and meadowlands racetrack operator are backing the our turn nj ads. they each propose building the new venues. still ahead, new information ab minutes correspondent. lawyers say one crucial piece of evidence is missing. plus weather and traffic on the 4s coming up. you're watching "today in new
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5:13. here's four things to know. we're following breaking news on staten island. a man was found stabbed to death
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ferry terminal. more coming up in an hour. the zika related travel advisory in miami could last as long as a year. cdc officials say the advisory will depend on how quickly the local officials can get the mosquito situation under control. clinics across new york city are offering free or reduced cost hiv and std screening for anyone ages 12 and older. you can visit any one of the health department's eight clinics to get tested without insurance, appointments or parental consent. in new jersey two beaches are off limits due to concerns beechwood beach west and west beach are closed as of now. waters there exceeded safe bacteria limits. 5:14. we're talking about temperatures again this afternoon heading to seasonable levels but comfortable levels of humidity making it nice to be outside. a brought and refreshing morning. a lot of 50s in the suburbs. sunshine throughout the day today. cool and comfortable one more
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tomorrow. looking at hurricane earl becoming a tropical storm shortly. still a category 1 storm. made landfall in belize. moves inland. so winds down from 80 to 75 miles per hour. this storm will rain itself out through central mark and the central coast -- the north coast, and then the southern end of mexico, becoming extra tropical here. there could be flooding issues when you have bring in a tropical system, you can rain that thing out. for us, no problem. 61 in newberg. same thing in white plains. lots of 50s showing up in monticello, sussex, bridgewater. danbury at 55. montauk down to 57. it's another refreshing nice day out there with sunshine. a few fair weather clouds dotting the sky. high temperature close to where it should be this time of year. 82. mainly clear. another good night for sleeping.
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west. tomorrow, more humidity. bumping up the temperature to 84. not a bad finish to the work week. discomfort level goes up by the end of the day with more humidity. time game of this subway series, maybe the mets can get even. looks nice. first pitch temperature, 76 at the stadium. no weather worries. going into the weekend, a cold front will approach. out ahead of it, a southerly flow will enhance the chance for showers. 80s. behind the front, humidity drops into sunday. in the ten-day forecast, once we get by that shower threat on saturday, good stretch of days. sunday, monday, tuesday, wednesday, all featuring sunshine, in the 80s. upper 80s, flirting with the 90s. let's see if there's any problems on the roads. >> couple things out there. an accident on the bruckner, heading southbound out by
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blocks two lanes. delays back to pelham parkway. if you want to head over to the hutch, that's a better option. on the verrazano bridge, brooklyn bound upper level two lanes are blocked. stick to the lower level. as far as the brooklyn bridge goes, everything looking good right now. a while ago the manhattan side of the span was backed up. still some construction out there. getting on the rails, all good news, jersey transit and p.a.t.h. are operating without delays or service changes. next weather and traffic on the 4s. now to decision 2016 mounting pressure for donald trump to tone down his campaign and for the obama administration to explain cash overnighted to iran. tracie potts is following it all for us this morning. what a day yesterday.
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that cash to hillary clinton, even though it happened years after she left office. but republicans are at least happy that's that he's focusing on her and not on them. >> the love in that room was so incredibility. >> reporter: donald trump praising military families after publicly criticizing one. today veterans in washington will pressure republicans to denounce him. >> there's nothing he will >> reporter: the republican party may intervene. they want him focusing on hillary clinton. trump claims she initiated a payment of $400 million to iran the same day as hostages were released. >> as far as i know it was not because of a hostage swap or any other tit-for-tat. >> it happened years after
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was for a canceled contract, not ran some. team trump is not buying it. >> hillary clinton and barack obama put a price tag on the head of every americans traveling abroad. >> reporter: clinton is focusing on trump's businesses. >> i would like him to explain why he paid chinese workers to make trump business in vegas today. actually her lead has widened over donald trump just in the last 24 hours. there's a new fox poll out, she has a 10-point lead in the latest one. >> people are looking at that, and that caused some of the consternation that happened yesterday. >> reporter: a key piece of evidence has gone missing from the car that killed 60 minutes
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backseat is missing from the town car. his widow followed a wrongful death suit against the company and its driver. the company argued simon was responsible for his own death because he was not wearing a seat belt at the time. we're told kris jenner is doing well despite a scary car accident. she was cut off by the driver of a prius. apparently it happened at a california freeway hit. jenner and the other driver were treated at the scene. president obama turns 55 today, but he has a busy morning of important business before birthday celebrations. he will meet with his national security team at the pentagon. he will also talk about how to protect the election process from cybersecurity risks.
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? happy birthday ? >> the president did get to hear happy birthday a day early, nearly 1,000 participants of the young african leaders initiative broke out in song during an event in washington, d.c. yesterday. the president has not said how he plans to celebrate what will be his final birthday at the white house. >> i got the latest. going to chuck e. cheese and then the bouncy castle at the white house. >> little bouncy white house. still friends going viral on social media. >> something healthy for you so you can stay in shape. looking good and all that. >> the teen who won over wild animals and touched hearts across the country. you're watching "today in new
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welcome back. a pennsylvania teen has some new friends who are hangi his backyard. >> it's that good, man. i'm telling you. truth me. here you go. i'll roll it to you. it's that good. eat that. eat that. >> kelvin pena spotted one deer in his yard, and called it money. after that, he noticed the number of visitors increased. he started naming them all, there's baby, tequila. he reports himself feeding the
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some even eat strawberries out of his hand. >> i have a lot of deer where i live. i have never seen one of them consider getting that close. >> the deer whisperer. >> i couldn't. i would likely not be. >> probably not. >> i think i'm -- we're all spooked by them. they're really afraid of people. >> that was interesting to see. >> kelvin has the touch. >> i think when you get called tequila, you'll come. that's the key. >> ye >> he has it going. we have it going weather-wise. nice day. temperatures in the low 80s this afternoon. starting out comfortable. temperatures in the 50s in the suburbs. 60s in town. 82 the expected high. lots of sunshine around. tonight, 67 in the city. 50s in the suburbs. friday will be fine. just more humid. saturday, that's our next chance of scattered showers. that's the day that runs the risk of some rain. not a washout of a day.
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humidity, beautiful day on sunday for beach, picnic, cot, anything. >> hammock. >> there you go. >> let's check in with tequila scala. >> how did you know? >> we know. >> let's talk about the buses. a bunch of detours. 1 of them for the city. otherwise everything rolling along nicely. a live look at the george washington bridge, just a while ago on the outbound upper level, disabled vehicle. that's cleared, but some delays on the inbound upper level span. that may be due to the road work on the cross bronx expressway. i'll check in on that. still ahead, the burglars caught on camera in queens. police say they didn't get in through the door. and an early morning mystery
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island ferry terminal. and the raging fire that consumed a factory in queens and left four firefighters hurt. and hurricane earl makes 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 a look at today's weather headlines. the headline could be nice like yesterday morning. cooler in the suburbs. in town, 68 degrees. 50s in new jersey, portions of the hudson valley getting close to it. the east end of long island seeing 50s. nice and comfortable on a day that will feature comfortable conditions. temperature trend climbing through the 60s to the low 70s. upper 70s by noontime. we should see a high reaching
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another nice day to get outdoors. how is the commute moving along? lauren scala has that. >> thanks. good morning. a few shots with some slow downs. one of them the staten island expressway heading into the verrazano. on the brooklyn browned upper level two lanes shut down with police activity. things not moving at all. leave yourself extra time on the staten island expressway to get to the bridge. on the alexander hamilton cross bronx expressway, road work shutting down two lanes to webster avenue. these delays go back to the span of the bridge, not to the tolls. more weather and traffic on the 4s. it's 5:31. breaking news on staten island. a man was found stabbed to death in a park near the staten island ferry terminal. tracie strahan has been gathering information on what happened. >> reporter: there's still a significant police presence here
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happened to officers from the 120th precinct block off the perimeter as the investigation into this continues. we'll show you video of the investigation that started when the body was discovered just before 2:00 this morning. it was discovered by someone passing by on a park bench. we don't know the age, but they believe that person is believed to be in their 30s. upon arrival, the victim had been stabbed several times in the torso according to he was declared dead at the scene. we've seen many officers and detective going down the ramp near the ferry terminal where all of this happened with flashlights, combing this area for evidence that could lead to the killer. they believe this man to be in his 30s, not yesterday identified. so far it's not clear what could have led to this. back to you. >> tracie strahan, thank you.
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a man in brooklyn. gerald cummings was approached by four men on snyder avenue after 10:00 last night. cummings was shot in the head several times and rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. a queens jogger found dead in howard beach was remembered at a candlelight vigil. friends and neighbor's say they're shocked to hear about the death of 30-year-old karina vetrano. jogging through a marsh yesterday. her father usually jogged with her but he wasn't feeling well tuesday afternoon so she went 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 in the prime of her life. >> reporter: an autopsy found vetrano was strangled and may have also been sexually assaulted. hurricane earl is weakening as it moves inland.
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hurricane force. now clocked at 75 miles per hour. just hours ago, the category 1 storm came ashore in belize. earl is expected to dump up to a foot of rain as it moves towards the yucatan peninsula. it could cause lots of flooding. >> 5:34. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. we want to check in with chris cimino. how is it look? >> nice and quiet. we're seeing a nice trend the next couple of days. another comfortable start today. clear sky dominating the northeast, mid-atlantic states. there is a front way to the north and west that will be a player here by saturday. but in the meantime, zooming in nice and tight across the tri-state, nothing to show you. that's good. clear sky. temperatures in the city at 68 degrees. visibility is good. temperatures in the suburbs starting out in the cool 50s. everybody bounces back nicely to
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82 by 3:00. sun and just a few fair weather clouds. we'll talk about that rain threat for the weekend in a bit. let's talk commute here is lauren. >> that's me. good morning. talking about the buses so far 13 detours out there for the city. new jersey transit, decamp so far so good. getting on the trains, major commuter lines and subways no major and alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. next weather and traffic on the 4s. thank you very much. firefighters are on the scene of the factory fire in queens that kept them busy for hours. hundreds of firefighters were called many to help contain it lori bordonaro is in sunnyside with the details. firefighters still on the scene. >> reporter: indeed, michael, and the smell of smoke has
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they are still dousing a lot of the hot spots that have been flaring up all night inside this mill work factory. the building went up in flames just before sunset last night. huge plumes of smoke could be seen billowing from the factory. more than 250 firefighters and emergency crews responded. initially firefighters went inside, but several briefly became trapped. the chief issued a may-day ordering everyone out. firefighters have since been fighting this fire from the outsideor the combustible materials, the paint thinners and wood inside caused this fire to spread quick eventually consuming the factory. >> they did a bang-up job. they saved three large business. unfortunately for the people working in that other business, that business was lost. >> reporter: four firefighters suffered minor injuries, but
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now the fire marshal will be out here and he'll try to determine the cause of this fire. back to you. >> thank you. police are hoping this new surveillance video will lead them to the men who committed a burglary in queens. these three cut a hole in a window to break 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 suspect said the man should have never been shot by police. fell liz peres was arraigned last night. he was caught on surveillance video inside a home on monday. when officers got there, peres got into a scuffle over a gun, and he was shot in the groin. his lawyer said he should not have been shot. >> you don't shoot somebody who is unarmed. you don't.
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you don't shoot somebody in the groin. >> police say peres is a career burglar and they're investigating whether he's tied to other recent break-ins. an nypd officer is facing charges after hiring an arsonist to set his range rover on fire to collect $34,000 in insurance money. the fbi says carlos becker discussed the 2012 arson in recorded conversations. it said the ten-year veteran exchanged calls with an vehicle was found. becker is charged with mail and insurance fraud. turning to presidential politics, donald trump appealing to military families. he told a rally in florida he loved gold star families, that's after his ongoing feud with the khan family. trump turned his focus on hillary clinton and her inability to fight isis. >> we let isis take this
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them as the founder of isis. >> trump insist there's is unity in the republican party despite word within the gop to intervene within his campaign to get it back on track. hillary clinton is questioning donald trump's commitment to bring jobs back to america. >> i really would like him to explain why he paid chinese workers to make trump ti and scarf factory in denver at a nearby rally, she also called trump to be unfit to be president. a new fox poll shows her ahead of trump by ten points. competition already starting at the olympics, even though the opening ceremony is tomorrow night. carli lloyd got things started against new zealand. she scored the first goal for the u.s. it's her seventh in olympic competition. alex morgan goes to the near
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she makes it. so, they won against new zealand. they will play france on saturday. that's a strong team. usa looking to when their fourth consecutive olympic gold medal. the u.s. men and women's basketball teams made their way to rio. the men will see their first action saturday. both teams are staying on the luxury cruise ship, the silver for 300 guests, swimming pool and many other amenities, and sue bird ready to go for her fourth gold. >> the rooms are nice. everyone is super attentive and really wanting our stay to be enjoyable and as easy as possible. the accommodation are perfect. >> i don't know how to swim. my first thing when i got in the room, where is the life jacket just in case. you know? okay. it's in the closet. we're good.
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olympic games. it begins friday at 7:30 with the opening ceremony live from rio de janeiro. watch it here, then follow the games by downloading the nbc 4 new york app. so you don't miss anything. >> that is such an iconic picture of rio. so many wonderful ones. still to come, the new york firefighter rushes home to find his own house on fire. why his family was a hate crime. and an eager little new yorker just wouldn't wait. and weather an traffic on the 4s coming up as well. you're watching "today in new
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more flooding is possible in the southwest today. one day after heavy rains swept through the region. the damage was particularly bad in southwest utah. flash flooding left streets and yards submerged. 20 homes suffered extreme damage. there are no reports of anyone being hurt. almost 5:45.
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we're on the dry side of things again after having our heavy rains last weekend. things are comfortable this morning. 68 in the city. low 60s in white plains. farmingdale, 63. then the 50s through new jersey. 58 in bridgewater. 55 in morristown. danbury down to 55. very natural air conditioning outdoors this morning. it stays refreshing through the morning hours. this is where we reach the high for today at about 3:00. 82. just a few fair weather clouds mixed in. flawless finish to the day. 76 degrees by 7:00 in the evening. on future tracker, not a lot going on. this is 1:00 in the afternoon. patches of clouds here and there. overnight tonight, mainly clear to partly cloudy. cooler in the suburbs. not bad in the city. more humidity in the mix by tomorrow. 9:00 a.m., high clouds, warmer air, humid air pushing in our
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saturday. friday night, heading out, looking good. temperatures warmer and stickier. on saturday, the first sign of light showers. not an all-day rain, as the cold front approaches, maybe a couple tomorrows. 82 here today, nice. coastal areas cooler. 77 in sea bright. 77 in water temperature between 73 and 79. wave heights 2 to 3 feet. rip current risk low to moderate. uv index, high at a 9. no advisories posted. there's the threat for showers and thunderstorms on saturday. 86. back to sunshine, drier weather, and temperatures comfortable into next week. today, nice one. lower 80s. not bad tomorrow, a few more
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saturday. nice stretch of weather monday, tuesday, wednesday of next week. we heat it up by the end of the week as temperatures get close to 90. let's find out about the commute from lauren. >> good morning. some of the colors on the maps changing. verrazano bridge. brooklyn bound upper level two lanes shut down because of police activity. delays back to clove road. stick to very backed up with tracks heading to the upper level. once you get past that, there is an accident on the bqe out by hamilton avenue, that blocks the center lane. delays back to the prospect expressway. a live look at the george washington bridge, delays heading into the tolls because of the road work on the cross bronx expressway. it's about five minutes it looks worse than it is but still a slow ride. head over to the lower level. on the long island expressway,
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parkway, a slow ride because of road work. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect in effect. police now say this is the gunman who fired several rounds on a group in yonkers last month hitting a 4-year-old girl. 19-year-old floyd bruce was arrested days after the shooting during an unrelated armed robbery. police believe he was carrying the same .22 caliber handgun used in that shooting incident. the 4-year-old is expected to 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 know what caused the fire at kenneth walker's apartment just outside of buffalo but it happened two days after walker received a letter saying he was not wanted in the city. walker, his wife and two children were not home at time.
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law enforcement officer to be charged with helping isis. officer nicholas young was arrested yesterday and hauled 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 isis. two of his friends face terror charges. police in phoenix believe a serial killer struck a ninth time. officers thought the string of attacks ended in june. investigators now believe the killer was behind a ninth shooting. this happening on july 11th. the man and 4-year-old boy in that incident were not hurt. 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
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laws a lower appeals court sided with grim in april. a man serving a life sentence for a double murder in brooklyn is free this morning. he's 44-year-old wayne martin in 2010 for the death of two people at a brownsville tire store. 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 to the defense back when martin was tried. martin always maintained his innocence. and a new jersey man has now been cleared of all charges stemming from a rape that happened nearly three decades 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. a newborn brought a queens bus to a grinding halt. the passenger went into labor on the q9 bus.
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night. the driver pulled over at 159 street and jamaica avenue. this was about ten blocks away from jamaica hospital. moments later a baby boy were born. mother and son were rushed to the hospital the both are doing well. no word on who helped with the delivery. i'm sure it's a ride home everybody will remember. >> free transfer to the ambulance. >> glad it worked out. it drivers make every day but experts say it causes dangerous problems on new york city streets. follow us on facebook, twitter and on instagram, michaelg4ny and darlene4ny. you're watching "today in new york." there's one place where america's
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bridge. some of the new roadway coming into work. can't get on it now. >> no. >> short trip. >> not recommended. the michael gargiulo school of driving. thank you very much for that. >> hold on. >> you may want to wait for that. construction workers will be happy with this weather. you think about working outside in august, it could be miserable. another nice day. lots of sunshine.
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city. 50s in the suburbs. cooler up against the coast. tonight, 67 in the city. cooler in the suburbs north and west of town. more humidity in the air tomorrow. the weekend outlook, saturday is the day. we have to lock for a few showers out there. spectacular weather on sunday with a high of 84. 50/50 weekend, even saturday is not a washout. >> pretty we should always have one. hi, lauren. >> police activity on the brooklyn bound upper level of the verrazano bridge. it was blocking two lanes, it looks like now it's blocking one. hopefully this will get better. head to the lower level instead. on the grand central parkway, delays eastbound.
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head over to the l.i.e., though we have construction delays out there as well. in queens expect a slow ride. a new york city department of transportation study has take an closer look at why left turns are far more dangerous for drivers than right turns. most drivers make turns too fast, and their view of the crosswalk could be blocked by the frame around the windshield. pedestrians and bicyclists are killed or injured by left-turni v making a right turn. happening today, the director of the cdc suspected to tour the zika hot zone in miami. south florida is reporting 15 cases of local zika transmission. the cdc issued a travel warning earlier this week advising pregnant women and partners traveling to miami's winwood area. officials are spraying the area
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breeding spots. coming up next at 6:00, going for the gold in rio. a live report from olympic park as team usa prepares for the opening ceremonies. also ahead a fantasy win. the new change that will allow those fantasy sports websites to operate again in new york. and if you're about to head out the door, take us with you, keep watching, download the news 4 app on your mobile device
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a plan found murdered just steps from the staten island ferry terminal. a factory fire in queens is still causing problems this morning, hours after the flames first ignited. and mounting pressure on donald trump as word comes of a possible intervention from top republicans. "today in new york" starts now. almost 6:00 a.m. thursday, august 4th.
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storm team 4's chris cimino is here with the forecast. i realize why the weather is so nice. >> why? >> it's the subway series. >> that's what's doing it? >> yeah. >> the ball playing hasn't been so nice. another nice day or night coming up tonight. 67 in the city. that's the low for the morning in town. 50s in north and west. 54 in sussex. 54 in monticello. jersey degree mark. it is nice and clear and will stay that way today. nothing going on in the immediate tri-state. that's always good. look for sunshine, a few fair weather clouds this afternoon. noontime. 78. lunch outdoors will be pleasant. a high of 82. let's see if the commute is pleasant. what's the latest? >> police activity on the brooklyn level of the verrazano bridge has cleared. that three-mile delay should ease out soon.
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the alexander hamilton bridge, cross bronx expressway, bridge combination here. this is the ongoing overnight road work out by webster avenue. this is now causing a 30-minute delay at the george washington bridge. and an accident on the bqe. this blocks the center lane eastbound before hamilton avenue. more weather and traffic on the 4s. now to that breaking news on staten island. a man found murdered tracie strahan is in the st. george section where this is all happening. >> reporter: this investigation is being focused on between the ferry terminal and the staten island yankees ballpark. a lot of detectives are here and officers from the 120th precinct. they've been here since that body was discovered on a park bench. want to show you video from the investigation that started when a 911 call came in around 1:45 this morning.
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that park bench and he was stabbed in the torso. that man was declared dead at the scene. his identity has not been determined. throughout our stay here, we have seen investigators and detectives with flash lights going up and down this ramp trying to scour for evidence in the case. right now they don't have a motive, so far they don't know a suspect. back to you. >> tracie strahan, thank you. police are searching group of men who shot and killed a man in brooklyn. gerald cummings was approached by four men on snyder avenue after 10:00 last night. cummings was shot in the head several times and rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. if you have any information give police a call. investigators are trying to figure out what caused a massive factory fire in queens. that fire erupted about 7:00 last night. firefighters are still putting
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by wood, paint thinners and it destroyed that building. took firefighters more than four hours to get it under control. they were able to save three neighboring businesses. lori bordonaro will have more coming up at 6:30. police are not ruling out terrorism as a possible motive for a deadly stabbing attack in london. officers remain on th 19-year-old man knifed a woman to debt last night and then hurt five other people. police tased him. he's under arrest. officers say the attacker's mental health was a significant factor. we are seeing new video in to our newsroom from belize, that's where they're getting torrential rains and some winds from hurricane earl. the category 1 storm came ashore hours ago. earl is weakening and moving inland towards the yucatan peninsula. winds are clocked at 75 miles
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hurricane force. 6:03 right now. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. they're dealing with that. but a different story where we are. >> we're on the quiet end of things weather-wise for the next couple of days. for today, another beautiful day ahead. sunshine, low humidity, nice breeze out there during the afternoon. temperature trend overnight, cooler to the north and west compared to the city. stickier tomorrow, then it turns unsettled by saturday. not a possibility of showers or a thunderstorm or two around. mostly clear this morning. some areas starting out in the 50s. jumping up to 82 for the high today. your ten-day forecast coming up in a bit. let's get over to lauren scala and find out how the commute is rolling along. >> at the george washington bridge, 30-minute delay because
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cross bronx expressway. we have some late-running road work on the grand central parkway, eastbound two lanes shut down heading into the clear view. you can head over to the l.i.e. eastbound construction leered. there the subways or make other commuter lines, no problems this morning. no reports of delays or service changes. you do need to move your car today. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. next weather and traffic on the 4s. in presidential politics, many rub they fear donald trump's campaign is off track. one of his supporters, newt gingrich, calls trump's strategy unacceptable right now. gop sources tell nbc news that the party is trying to intervene. rudy giuliani calls the intervention real and overdo, still donald trump insisted even yesterday that there's party unity. >> so, i just want to tell you, the campaign is doing really
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>> yesterday trump's vice president the running mate mike pence endorsed the re-election of house speaker paul ryan this happened one day after trump refused to back ryan. hillary clinton's 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. at nearby rally, clinton also called trump unfit to be president. the opening sermon if i for the olympics is tomorrow, but the games are already underway. >> they are. u.s. women's soccer team is off to a huge start. they have a win. other athletes are just getting started in rio. jay gray joins us from inside olympic park. >> michael, darlene, good
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this place is starting to pick up. we are seeing more excitement. in the city things are popping. it will be especially big today. the mayor has declared a city-wide holiday here today. the torch will tour rio. this place, the city already on fire, excited, anxious for the games to begin. >> reporter: rio is for the most part ready. crews are putting a few finishing touches on the venues. while the olympic celebration has aly team usa is on the ground in rio and getting settled into the athletes village joining 18,000 competitors from around the globe. >> i think overall our team is so strong, it's incredible to be a part of the team. >> reporter: even before the opening ceremony and workouts, the american athletes can feel the intensity of the olympics. >> the energy almost punches you in the face. everyone is getting after it, working hard. >> reporter: all working towards
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but the man with the most metals, the most golds in olympic history, the standard bearer for olympic athletes, michael phelps will be the flag bearer for team usa in the opening ceremony. that's the latest live from rio. michael? darlene? >> in the southern hemisphere in brazil, technically winter, but it looks like nice temperatures for a winter. it's in the 70s, down at beach, there's a nice breeze. it is fantastic. seriously, for the athletes, when you talk to them, they'll tell you they look forward to competing in this mild weather. it should be great to see them get out here. >> we look forward to seeing you on the beach in that swim see the. >> a speedo. >> nobody wants to wake up to that.
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we'll get those pictures. spl. coming up on the "today" show a look inside that luxury cruise liner that the men's and women's basketball team is calling home for the olympics. >> nbc 4 is your home for the 2016 olympic games. it begins friday at 7:30. opening ceremony from rio de janeiro. you can watch it right here. follow the games on the go by downloading the nbc 4 new york app. olympic news. some new sports will be added when the olympics will be held in tokyo four years from now. the international olympic committee announced competition in sports climbing, skateboarding, surfing and karate will be held. also a couple games are coming back. baseball and softball. president obama turns 55 years old today.
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surprise. ? happy birthday to you ? ? happy birthday ? nearly 1,000 participants of the young african leaders initiative broke out in song during an event in washington, d.c. yesterday. the president has not said how he plans to celebrate what will be his final birthday at the white house. coming up fans. why new yorkers will be able to play online again. and new troubles for atlantic city as another casino prepares to shut down for good. and weather and traffic on the 4s coming up. you're watching "today in new york." fios is not cable.
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a man was found fatally stabbed on the bench near the st. george ferry terminal. >> tonight crews will be spraying pesticides on staten island and the bronx to reduce the number of mosquitos and minimize the risk of mosquito born diseases, such as west nile virus and zika. clinics across new york city are offering free or reduced cost hiv and std screening for anyone ages 12 and older. you can visit any one of the health department's eight clinics to get tested without insurance, appointments or parental consent. we're waiting to learn when two new jersey beaches will open to swimmers over concerns about water quality. beechwood beach west and west beach are closed as of now. waters there exceeded safe bacteria limits. 6:14. hopefully they can get those beaches open for the weekend. warmer temperatures by saturday and sunday. it's another beautiful day ahead today.
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the low 80s. temperatures tonight, cooler north and west of the city. stickier tomorrow afternoon. no rain on friday. saturday is the day we have to watch the sky for showers and thunderstorms. they've been watching the sky out across belize. this is hurricane earl making landfall overnight. it is weakening. still a category 1, but barely with winds of 75 miles per hour. it will fall apart over land it will do so in the next 24, 36 hours. probably more flooding issues than anything else. wind speeds drop down to 35 and then 25. 65 across long island, except the far even section of long island, you're in the 50s. 50s in danbury. 57 in bridgewater.
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82 the expected high. tonight, clear skies, comfortable. 67 in the city. tomorrow, more humidity, bump up the temperature to a high of 84. we bring in a few more clouds later in the day tomorrow. at the stadium, final game of the subway series. first pitch, 67 degrees. we have the southerly wind on saturday, more di that combination will spawn showers and thunderstorms. 86 the expected high. 84 on sunday. 82 today. 84 tomorrow. saturday, a few thunderstorms, back to a stretch of nice weather until the end of next week. let's get over to lauren scala. i see a big "m" up there. >> y it's for michael.
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trains because of signal problems. what doesn't look good is the george washington bridge, delays heading into the tolls at one-hour to the inbound upper level. things are moving nicely at the lower level. it's the cross bronx expressway construction jamming this up for the second morning in a row. for staten island commuters. we had some earlier police activity on the brooklyn bound upper level. that from bradley avenue to the base of the bridge, it's going to take you about 25 minutes between those two spots. traffic is averaging 31 miles per hour. still a slow ride. an accident on the bqe before hamilton avenue. that's in the center lane. stop and go past the prospect expressway, and road work on the eastbound grand central parkway, out by 166th street. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect.
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>> thank you. in new jersey, police are preparing to resume the search for a suspect who escaped by jumping into the passaic river. 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. >> to be isn't even worth you getting sick, to be honest. >> police have not said why the man was first stopped, but a gas station worker said the man was wanted in a robbery. in connecticut, some eerie items have gone missing. 15 human skulls and a human skeleton are missing. the remains are among 100 items that have vanished. school officials say the skulls
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teaching and may have been disposed of without filing the proper paperwork. new yorkers should be ability to take part in daly fantasy sports as the football preseason begins this weekend. governor cuomo signed the bill yesterday for sites like fan duel and draftkings. 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. 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. coming up next a star-studded celebration for a music legend.
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welcome back. looking out from atop the rock. 6:23 on this thursday morning. advocates for the poor are
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cards. they snapped pictures of people who complain they cannot afford a monthly commuter card. 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. new york's own tony bennett is 90 years old. last night he had quite a birthday party upstairs at the rainbow room. lady gaga was tony bennett. they've been on tour for some time. he looks great. he sounds great. >> he does. >> i love this partnership with lady gaga. she adoring him. their music is fantastic together. >> was an unlikely duo in the beginning. now just seems so natural and beautiful when you listen to them together. >> he's a hip man. >> he really is. >> i would have loved to have
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congratulations. happy birthday. starting out clear again this morning. beautiful day ahead of us. temperatures back to the 70s and low 80s this afternoon. starting out in the 50s to low 60s in town. tonight, same thing. 67 in the city. 50s in the suburbs. tomorrow, more humid. the weekend picture, scattered showers, a little interruption in the nice weather trend on saturday, 86. beautiful sunshine, less humid, nice breeze on ay 84. sunday looks really nice. >> hi, lauren. >> good morning. new jersey transit tweeted out that buses headed towards the george washington bridge bus terminal are subject to 15-minute delays in addition to that, 13 different bus detours for the city. a live look at the alexander hamilton bridge, actually it's getting better. we still have some eastbound
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road work. this might get slightly better, but we're heading into the height of the morning rush, so more cars on the road, it won't get too much better out there. coming up next, an update on that breaking news we're following in staten island. police are investigating the murder of a man found steps away from the staten island ferry terminal. i'm tracie strahan with the latest on what's keep watching "today ine
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a man found murdered steps from the staten island ferry terminal. >> a murder history as a community comes together to honor a jog strangled out for an evening run. and a factory fire causing concerns for queens this morning, nearly 12 hours after the flames first erupted. "today in new york" starts now. good morning. 6:30 a.m. on this thursday. it's august 4th. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm darlene rodriguez. storm team 4's chris cimino has
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beautiful day heading our way. starting out with sunshine. humidity stays comfortable. we'll mix in a few clouds from time to time. 67 in the city. it drops off to the 50s. 54 in sussex. same thing in danbury and westhampton. down to the shore, low to 60s. you don't see much on the satellite and radar. a nice bubble of high pressure protecting us and will do so for today into tonight. day planner, plan of lots of sunshine. by lunch time, nice time to be out. forecasting a high of 82 degrees today. lauren scala has more on the thursday morning commute. how is it moving? >> like groundhog day if you were tuned in yesterday. we have delays at the george washington bridge again because of late-running construction. as you can see, they're in the
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this is out by webster avenue. delays are extensive. one hour. they just said 70 minutes into the upper level tolls. head to the lower level, it will take some time to get past this. definitely the spot to avoid. more weather and traffic on the 4s. >> thank you very much. we want to get to breaking news on staten island. a man found murdered not far from the ferry terminal. tracie strahan is in the st. george section where this is all happening. activity out here, not just because of this investigation but also because the crime scene is near a construction site. workers have been allowed to go down into that site and start to get to work, but the investigation into this murder is underway. we'll show you some video of what it looked like when we arrived. police tell us a 911 call alerted them to a man on a park bench around 1:45 this morning.
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the man had been stabbed multiple times in the torso. he was pronounced dead added scene. we have seen officers with flashlights going up and down the ramp scouring for evidence, so far they don't have the identity of the person discovered dead and also they don't have a motive. back to you. >> all right. thank you. now to that factory inferno in queens. firefighters are still 3u9putti on the fire, nearly 12 hours afte t lori bordonaro is live in sunnyside with the latest. >> reporter: a lot of streets in this neighborhood are still closed off this morning. firefighters are still busy battling this fire that's been burning for more than 11 hours. it is under control, but firefighters are still spraying water on the hot spots that have been flaring up all night. the fire broke out in the empty millwork factory before sunset last night.
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emergency workers responded. several firefighters were trapped briefly inside the burning building. four suffered minor injuries. they were ordered out and spent the night battling the fire from the outside. the intense flames fueled by wood and paint thinners that were inside and that consumed the factory. firefighters were able to save three neighboring businesses. >> while the one people who work there, we feel their pain working, we were able to save the businesses of other people without injuries. >> the smell of smoke finally easing up here. the fire chief had been urging residents to close windows and doors as a precaution, and the cause of this fire is still under investigation. luckily no one was injured. back to you.
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time for weather and traffic on the 4s. checking in with chris cimino. we've taken a picture of a cloud over the empire state building. is it gone? >> still there. >> like one lone cloud. i have it over my head. it's not that picture. just one lone cloud sitting there. we call that the scout cloud. it makes sure the coast is leer. not a lot of clouds heading our way. bright and refreshing this morning. abundant sunshine throughout the day. cool and comfortable tonight before adding humidity in the mix tomorrow. generally the wind out of the east-southeast today. just a couple of fair weather clouds dotting the sky. a few more of those this afternoon. by noontime, 78. by 3:00, 82. ten-day outlook coming up. here's lauren scala with the latest. >> we have a service suspension
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lafayette and delancecy street. that's the only problem on the rails. if you are getting on the roads, we have pretty slow ride there on the staten island expressway. eastbound, the drive time right now between bradley avenue and the verrazano, 32 minutes. earlier we had police activity slowing things down. now there are reports of an accident. leave yourself extra time. heading over to the buses, 15-minute the george washington bridge bus terminal. for new jersey transit buses, that's because of late construction on the cross bronx expressway that is causing a 70-minute delay at the bridge. move your car today. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. your next weather and traffic on the 4s. police are looking for clues that would lead them to the person that would kill a jogger in queens. the body of 30-year-old karina
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hundreds of people came out to pay tribute to her at a candle light vigil last night. they remember vetrano as a world traveler who had her whole life ahead of her. >> >> howard beach is in mourning. we are totally in mourning. >> her life taken out like that because she went for a jog in the afternoon. doesn't make sense. >> vetrano usually went running with her father but he didn't feel well tuesday afternoon so she went running alone. pol gunman in custody who fired several rounds at a group in yonkers last month, hitting a a 4-year-old girl. 19-year-old floyd bruce was arrested days after the shooting during an unrelated armed robbery. police believe he was carrying the same .22 caliber handgun used in that shooting incident. the 4-year-old is expected to be okay. a vom volunteer firefighter in western new york who received a racist threatening letter has
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walker received a letter two days before the fire saying he wasn't wanted in the city and i should resign. walker, his wife and two children were not home at time. a washington, d.c. transit officer is the first american law enforcement officer to be charged with helping isis. officer nicholas young was arrested yesterday and hauled 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 isis. young is the first american police officer to face terror charges. a virginia school board is being allowed to bar a transgender male from using the boys bathroom at his school. the ruling from the supreme court comes as the high court decides whether they will hear the case of gavin grim. grim says the policy violates federal education discrimination laws a lower appeals court sided with grim in april. a man serving a life
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brooklyn is free this morning. he's 44-year-old wayne martin. he was convicted in 2010 for the death of two people at a brownsville tire store. 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 to the defense back when martin was on trial. martin always maintained his innocence. >> and a new jersey man has now been cleared of all charges stemming from a rape that happened nearly three decades ago. 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 because of that conviction. he's been trying to clear his name as well. yesterday a judge in freehold exonerated him. it was based on results from new dna technology. about 2300 trump taj mahal employees in atlantic city are looking for a new job. the casino is expected to close after labor day.
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health and pension benefits. carl icahn purchased the final shares of the business from donald trump in february. icahn claims he lost nearly $100 million on his takeover of the casino. the u.s. women's soccer team took their first step towards a fourth consecutive gold medal. >> new jersey's own carli lloyd got things started against new zealand. she scored the first goal for the u.s. it's her seventh in olympic competit post for the second goal. tough shot and she just makes it. u.s. won 2-0. they will play france on saturday. venus and serena williams will be competing in the ladies singles and doubles tournaments, if either metal they would tie britain's kathleen mccain
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tennis player ever. tofrnlgt have this opportunity more than once, we couldn't say no. >> when i held my first gold medal it was a feeling i never expected. >> the tennis tournament the begin saturday. the schedule of play won't be listed until tomorrow night. coming up, matt and hoda will take a trip to famed ipanema beach that and more live from rio ahead at 7:00 app. nbc 4 is your home for the 2016 olympic games. it b with the opening ceremony live from rio de janeiro. watch it here and follow the games on the go by downloading the nbc 4 new york app. it's great, we can see all these places, ipanema beach, sugarloaf, other places there in brazil. >> can't wait. coming up next, an alert for long island railroad commuters. why you may want to skip the rails and take your car this
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6:44 on a thursday morning. getting late and close to heading out to door, nice conditions out there. 67 in the city. low 60s for the nearby suburbs. further away from town, danbury down to 54. 61 in long branch. everyone enjoying a nice, sunny start to the day. we mix in a few, fair weather clouds. trending temperatures, by 10:00
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closing in on 80 degrees by 1:00 in the afternoon. very pleasant temperatures, nice levels of humidity. 82 the expected high this afternoon. the day filled with sunshine, just a few fair weather clouds. tonight, mostly clear again. low temperature of 67 in the city. few 50s one more time. not quite as many as this morning. 84 tomorrow. more southerly flow. that will bring in more humidity and bump up the teer south-facing shorelines may be cooler. starts to feel more sticky tomorrow. today at the shore, very nice again. jersey shore, south-facing shore lines, long island, in the 70s. water temperatures, 73 to 79. rip current risks, low to moderate. uv index very high.
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saturday, we may see some showers and lightning strikes with thunderstorms. by sunday, back into the middle 0s. back into drier conditions that will be the trend. that west-northwesterly flow holds until the middle of next week. 84 tomorrow. not bad. shower threat day, saturday, maybe a thunderstorm. sunday is dry. nice and sunny. same thing for monday. 83. 85 on tuesday. then temperatures get close to 90 by the end of next week. some issues on the coe. lauren. >> starting with the subways. service remains suspended on the m between broadway lafayette and delancy street. this is also causing changes on uptown f trains. on the bridge, problem after problem, we now have an accident on the inbound lower level blocking a lane before the henry
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minutes. lower level, 45 minutes. even from route 4 and 46, at least a 25-minute, 30-minute wait. about 20 minutes inbound at lincoln tunnel and holland tunnel. heading over to the major deegan, southbound before exit 3, 138th street, a disabled vehicle there. also watch out for an accident westbound on the belt parkway after cross bay boulevard, late-running construction on the grand central parkway c view. on long island, the l.i.e., an accident westbound out by around swamp road. maybe head over to the northern state. plenty going on for the morning commute. move your car, alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. back to you, michael. not an ordinary weekend on long island railroad. track work will impact nearly every lirr branch this saturday and sunday. the port jefferson, montauk, oyster bay branch also have the
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some trains will run on adjusted schedules and others canceled altogether. we have a link to the changes on our website, nbcnewyork.com. in connecticut police departments across the state are crack down on distracted drivers. officers are participating in the you drive, you text, you pay initiative running now through august 16th. they have checkpoints to catch drivers taking their eyes off the road to look at cell phones. there are fines for the first violation. $500 fines if you are a repeat offender. a queens bus driver was surprised to see an extra commuter delivered on his bus. a passenger went into labor on the q9 bus. that driver pulled over at 150th street and jamaica avenue about ten blocks away from jamaica hospital. moments later a baby boy were born. mother and son were rushed to the hospital. they're both doing well.
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>> anything. >> i'm sure he did a great job. >> good work. >> glad to hear everybody is doing well. up next, how some broadway stars are helping to celebrate a major nautical birthday. follow us on facebook, twitter and on instagram, michaelg4ny and darlene4ny. you're watching "today in new york." there's one place where america's pastime is preserved for all time. ?? and that's not the only thing you can only find in new york state. ?? discover something one of a kind in new york. ?? new york. it's all here. it's only here.
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today a frequent visitor to new york harbor will make a grand "eagle" and the cast of hamilton will be on board. on this date, alexander hamilton was known to create the coast guard. you soon will be able to go on board there starting this afternoon. the eagle is a special trip if you can do it. >> fantastic. it's 6:52. the "today" show is coming up in
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see what's going on. coming up, are republican party leaders planning an intervention for donald trump's presidential campaign? and then it is opening ceremony eve. matt is live in rio, checking out the final preps for the big event. and the highlights from a stellar start to the olympics for the u.s. women's soccer team. hoda joins matt for fun in the sunplore world famous beaches. and jennifer garner opens up about motherhood, her relationship with ben affleck an herny movie. >> savannah, they do do everything in brazil resolves around soccer, even the volleyball. >> that's right.
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two years of portuguese kicking in right there. up next, we'll check in with chris and see how things will be warming up today. you're watching "today in
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breaking news from london. we learned the woman killed in the london stabbing spree was an american. so far we do not know where in the u.s. this woman was from.
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the 19-year-old attacker is in custody. officers say the attacker's mental health is a significant factor. a man was murdered just steps from the ferry terminal. >> tracie strahan just got an update from police. >> reporter: authorities confirm they are questioning a man in connection to the stabbing death of a 30-year-old man here. investigators have been on the scene here near the stan baseball parkinson's about 2:00 this morning. a 911 call alerted them to a person on a park bench. when they arrived they found the 30-year-old man with multiple stab wounds to the torso. he was pronounced dead at the scene. back to you. >> tracie strahan, thank you.
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factory fire. >> reporter: it's been 1 hours since this fire started. minutes ago firefighters stopped dousing water on the factory behind me. you can see the water that's accumulated in the street. flames and smoke engulfed the factory last night. the wood and paint thinners inside the factory made the fire difficult to get under control. the but neighboring businesses were salvaged. four fighters were hurt, but nobody else was inside the factory at the time. the body of 30-year-old karina veterano was found in the
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she went jogging. no suspects have been found. lauren scala? >> we have some delays on the f train, some uptown trains running on the "a" line. you have a 60-minute delay at the george washington bridge. 40 minute at the lower. 30 minutes inbound at lincoln tunnel and 20 minutes at the holland tunnel. >> okay. >> good thing the weather is here's your ten-day forecast. lots of sunshine today. 82 the expected high. low levels of humidity, nice and comfortable. 84 tomorrow. only interruption, scattered showers on saturday afternoon, a muggy day with highs of 86. nice for sunday, lots of sunshine, lower humidity, 84. nice weather trend next week. monday, tuesday, wednesday very
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>> stay with us for local news updates every 30 minutes and the "today" show is next. >> that's what's happening "today in new york." good morning. was it terrorism? a man goes on a stabbing spree on a london street killing an american woman and injuring five other people. this morning that suspect is in custody as police step up patrols across a nervous city. growing concern in the republican party that donald trums campaign is in need of a an intervention. sources telling nbc news party leaders want to sit the candidate down and convince him to change his tone and approach as trump insists the party is the picture of unity. >> the campaign is doing very well. it's never been so well united. new cases new concerns, the pentagon announces that nearly three dozen members of

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