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now at 5:00, a murder mystery. a new york city woman killed while jogging in massachusetts. the big questions this is raising. a group of teens terrorize two men in broad finding. and park danger. what's uncover good a dramatic spike in crime and where it's believed to be happening the most. news 4 new york at 5:00 starts right now. the case of a jogger killed, this time in massachusetts. good evening. >> the new york city woman was visiting her mother. she went for a run and never returned. for many, this sounds eerily familiar to the murder of a jogger in howard beach exactly
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we have more on the new information. >> reporter: grisly and disturbing new details. police in massachusetts saying the victim was found naked and burned. it started as a missing person case, but that search and search dogs led investigators to a body in the woods. the victim is 2-year-old vanessa marcotte. she's a google account executive who lived in new york city but had been back home in princeton, massachusetts, visiting her mother. princeton is just north of wooster, mass, 50 sunday vanessa went for a jog but never came home. she was reported missing. after a massive search, police and state troopers found vanessa's body just a half mile away from her mother's house. and we said police say she was found naked and burned. less than 24 hours into the investigation, detectives still trying to determine who would do this and why. >> we do not know if this was a random act. we are asking the residents of
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to use an abundance of caution. we're asking the public to be careful and vigilant. >> reporter: a spokesperson at marcotte's employer, google, issued a statement saying, "vanessa marcotte was a much-loved member of our google team working in the new york office the last year and a half. she was known for her smile, passion for volunteer work, and love of boston sports. we're deeply shocked and saddened, and our thoughts are with her family and friends. session portion of a news conference, reporters asked if the murder had any link to a murder last week. it is early, but police do not believe there is a connection. >> all right. thank you very much. and tonight, a community meeting is being held in howard beach to discuss the murder of karina vetrano. we're getting more on the dna evidence obtained by police. more at 6:00. new at 5:00, all lane are
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parkway in new jersey. police tell us a school bus got into an accident this afternoon on one of the southbound lanes. no children were on the bus at the time. only the driver and another adult were on board when the vehicle somehow flipped. both are doing fine. not clear what caused the accident. there's a heated debate in west chester over this. developers want to build a hotel on this former dump in tuckahoe. some fear it could stir up toxic waste and contaminate the tonight. gus? >> reporter: yeah, good evening. big worries in a small town. we found out what's causing the worries is actually, well, kind of pretty. lush trees and wildlife flowers top the quarry. joe, now 84, remembers it filled with tons of industrial waste when he was a kid here decades ago. >> what we've got to do is convince the powers that be to
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as a dump for nearby villages and businesses in the 1950s, marble from the quarry helped build monuments, the library and st. patrick's cathedral. now development wants to build a five-story hotel. this mom's son attends the waverly school up the road. >> i'm also concerned about the toxic dust which will be blowing as they're constructing the list of chemicals, how it's going to react to the air. >> reporter: there are no records of what was left behind, but environmental officials have given the plan the go ahead after testing. a developer says material that would be dug up does not pose a threat. >> it's my job to make sure that we hold him to the strictest standards, and that's absolutely what we've been doing. >> reporter: the next step, a vote on the project that's been two years in the making by the village planning board in september. in the village of 6,000, more than 1,000 people is signed a
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including trustee john mariani. >> all we want to know is what's down below. >> reporter: and in addition to that petition, there will be a rally with neighbors happening outside the village hall here at 7:30 tonight. then there will be a town meeting at 8:00. the developers and state officials will be taking questions. if our trip here is any indication, there will be a lot of questions. gus rosendale, an attack in the bronx caught on camera. look at this. a group charges after two young men in an attempt to apparently rob them. as you see, it happened in broad daylight. news 4 has more from morris heights and the suspects police want to find. marc? >> reporter: the attack spilled out here on the sidewalk and spilled out on to tremont and university avenues. fists flying, kicks landing, two
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attackers attempting to rob a teenager and his friend. >> when i see that video, i think about these kids out here nowadays, no respect, they bite. >> reporter: billy smith has called the morris heights section of the bronx home for decades. he says this attack gives the neighborhood a black eye. >> kids don't respect you. i don't know what the parents is teaching these kids nowadays, but it definitely has nothi t >> reporter: right now police are searching one by one for the seven men, the seven attackers who turned busy university avenue into a fight club. police believe those seven attackers are all teenagers. live tonight in the morris heights section of the bronx. marc santia. >> thank you. the mother of a 15-month-old baby girl in mt. vernon has been charged with murder. she's accused of violently
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we have more from emotional family members at the west chester courthouse today. >> reporter: outside the home, the memorial continues to grow for the 15-month-old. you see plenty of candles, teddy bears, as well as a sign that says, "rest in peace, samia," with a picture. dasia bartee faced a judge, charged with killing her daughter. prosecutors say she repeatedly punched samia to s and caused internal bleeding leading to samia's death. >> not easy to raise kids by yourself. sometimes you have to be strong for them. >> reporter: our cameras denied access to the courtroom, but we caught up with family and friends as they left. >> it was very hard. very hard. dasia, i love you very much. you are my niece. i love you very much, and my
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>> would never do anything like that. i'm telling. i lived with her. from the bottom of my heart, my friend is innocent. >> reporter: as she left in tears, others told us bartee was a good mother. >> every time she was stressed out, she went for a walk. she never took nothing out on her kids. i knew this girl for years. she would never touch her kids at all. she made sure her kids was bathed, clean, they went to school, everything. she never once beat her kids, nothing like that. she took good >> reporter: police say samia had been dead for several hours and was extremely cold by the time they got on scene. they believe she spent some time inside a freezer. prosecutors say bartee has an extensive history with child protective services with her other two children, ages 6 and 9. as bartee walked to the courtroom today, the family started yelling things like "we
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she is due back in court august 17th. that's the latest from mt. vernon. news 4 new york. to decision 2016 now. tonight, the man and woman who want to be president are talking money. donald trump laid out his economic policies to help boost the nation's bottom line. melissa russo, government affairs reporter, with more. >> reporter: after a tumultuous time for his campaign, donald trump tried to touch americans in a place nay care -- their wallets. >> i am proposing a across-the-board income tax reduction, especially for middle-income americans. >> reporter: promising fewer rules and regulations, donald trump said taxes will be lower and simpler if he's president. last year, trump proposed downsizing from the existing seven tax brackets to just four. at 0, 10, 20, and 25%. today, trump proposed three
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a higher top bracket of 33%. >> here is what an american-first economic plan looks like -- >> reporter: trump proposed capping corporate income taxes at 15% instead of 35, and making child car-- care expenses tax deductible but didn't say who would qualify or how much they would deduct. during his speech, trump was interrupted 14 separate times individual protesters. 3 women and one man who shout good trump having tiny hands. each time, trump resisted any temptation to lash out. [ applause ] >> thank you. >> reporter: he presented his plans in detroit, a city still struggling to recover from bankruptcy. >> the city of detroit is the living, breathing example of my
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>> reporter: hillary clinton not about to give trump the last word in detroit will talk about her economic policies there later this week. today she talked jobs at a brewery in st. petersburg, florida. >> that's another thing i'm pushing is for companies to look to see if there are american suppliers who can actually provide what they need. >> the "washington post" writes, and i quote, "upstate job growth tenure with manufacturing jobs plunging record-setting levels." >> reporter: clinton's campaign today was defending her record as new york senator after that "washington post" story that donald trump just mentioned. we visited her failure to deliver on promises, to create 200,000 jobs in upstate new york. she has said in the past that had a democrat been in the white house, that would have been easier to deliver on, that promise, and her campaign today questioned if she did such a
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york, why was she re-elected in 58 out of 62 districts? >> thank you. meantime, an independent candidate is set to throw his hat in the presidential ring, and he's a vocal critic of donald trump. evan mcmullen is a former cia official and serves as the chief policy director for the house gop. he's a member of the church of jesus christ of latter day saints and would likely take votes from trump in the heavily mormon state of utah. does he have a chance of winning? he's already missed the deadline to get on the ballot states, meaning he would only be eligible for 244 electoral votes. a candidate needs 270 to win the presidency. still ahead at 5:00, danger in city parks. new york city crime at a record low. 4 investigates a surprising spike in crime inside some of your city park. a park-to-park breakdown at 5:30. a power outage disrupts delta flights around the world. the rights you have if your travel plans have been impacted.
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>> you know that fries we use this time of year, the dog days of summer? those dogs are about to start barking ferociously. heat and humidity headed our way. i'll let you know when coming
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so what you're saying, janice, is we should be singing "who let the dogs out." >> you want to put them back in, but i don't think we'll be able to for a few days. we have only had a few days this summer so far where the heat and humidity have been extremely uncomfortable. we're about to get hit with several days. august is the time of year when we talk about the dog days with the it's about -- high heat and humidity. it's about to kick in. for several days, it will feel uncomfortable and stifling. not such the case today. temperatures were in the low to mid to upper 80s. this evening, pleasant, a few clouds. quiet, no rain or anything. warm with a bit more humidity on tuesday. even more so starting on
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oppressive conditions all the way into the weekend. it will feel like between 95 and 100. we are going to have thunderstorms in the forecast, as well, each day. that only adds to our uncomfort ability. 83 in midtown. winds out of the south. later this week, they'll kick out of the southwest and pull in tropical moisture. we're going to get downpours here. this evening, it's beautiful. temperatures stay in the upper 70s through about midnight in the city. rhineback, 84 in montgomery. long branch at 80. 83 in white plains. not bad across the area. to the west, we see the big heat from memphis to oklahoma city, down to houston. in the 90s to near 100. it feels like it's well above 100 across most of the country right now. and we're seeing heat index above 100 throughout much of texas. we start to feel that around
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thursday. tomorrow, up to 88. the humidity gets worse when we get to wednesday. then we've got thunderstorms each day. wednesday, thursday, friday, all the way into the weekend where we're in the 90s. that means downpours like tropical downpours like what we saw a couple of weeks ago. we'll talk more about that coming up in a few minutes. back to you. >> all right. thank you. ?? day three in rio. a local olympian made history just by competing. one night after winning his 19th er his quest for number 20. catch phelps in primetime tonight. >> bruce beck is in rio de janeiro bringing us all the action every day of the olympic games. bruce? >> reporter: on day three in rio, we saw a couple of u.s. teams roll to victory. one that has been doing it for years, the other that is trying to make its marks. and we saw an athlete, a fencer,
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the competitor from new jersey competed in the women's individual sabre and became the first muslim american to wear a hijab in the olympics. ranked eighth in the world, she had a bye in the first round before winning the first match of her olympic career. however, she lost in the round of 16. >> i feel very proud to say that i'm a member of the united states olympic team. i hope that i represented not just my well. the beauty of being an american. you can challenge the idea of what an american looks like. we are so diverse and very happy to represent my country and represent everyone well, i hope. >> the field hockey team is 2-0 in pool play. michelle batise of cherry hill, new jersey, and beating
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melissa gonzalez of mohegan lake . 2-0. how are things going? >> things are going well for us. we've got to focus on our opponent and what we can do well. hopefully things keep panning out the way they are. >> reporter: the juggernaut that is the u.s. women's basketball teams rolls on. today they crushed spain 103-63 for their second straight win in rio. they shot a blistering 55% from turnovers. the women have won 43 straight games in olympic basketball competition. the last loss was back in 1992. they are looking for their sixth consecutive gold medal. tonight the men take on venezuela. plus, we've got ledecky, phelps, and men's gymnastics. live in rio, bruce beck, news 4 new york. i miss you guys. >> we miss you, too. we watch you every day.
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the u.s. still on top with 13. a three-day tie for second. china has the most gold out of any country. italy has nine medals. japan has nine, as well. most of them bronze. >> we are your home for all of the olympic coverage g. to to watch. read up on michael phelps and the other highlights for tonight. we've got it posted right now. still ahead, water park tragedy. a 10-year-old dies on what is known as the world's on how this all happened. and later, going green could cost you a lot of your green. there's a solar power scam going around you should know about. we've got the warning. then, better get baquero for
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computer meltdown. >> tens of thousands around the country stranded for hours. a power outage at the delta headquarters calls the outage, check-in systems, airport screens, even the website and smartphone app no good. less than half of delta's scheduled 6,000 flights were operating today. 450 flights canceled. the outage is over, but lots of delays right now. what do you do if this happens to you? here's what we found out. if your flight has been changed or rebooked, your orig gate for the new flight. look for rebooking options now on line. you're entitled to a refund if your flight is significantly delayed or canceled. even if not canceled yet, you can make a one-time change without a fee. long story short, expect delays. we're learning more about the death of a 10-year-old at a popular water park. 10-year-old caleb schwab died at the park on saturday. he died on what's billed as the largest water slide.
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opening of the ride was delayed three times that day because of problems. witnesses say harnesses were not working, and that they saw the boy go airborne. >> the lady in front of me said multiple times she rode the ride, and that the front harness did not work any of the times she rode it. she was there next to the ride when it happened. >> much more tonight at 6:30 on "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. the man charged with a deadly shooting suing. >> why he thinks he's the victim and who he's blaming. plus this -- green grass, blue skies, and danger lurking in the shadows. tonight 4 investigators which city parks are seeing a dramatic spike in violent crime. coming up at 6:00, a proposal that will likely garner a lot of opinions from new yorkers. why the city's considering an expansion of the brooklyn
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right now on news 4 new york, danger in the park. violent crime on the rise in some of the places new yorkers trust to be safe. and you parks are seeing a big spike in assaults and robberies. >> tonight, 4 investigators where you and your family could be at risk. here's news 4's natalie pasquarella. everyone hold hands. hold hands. hold hands. >> reporter: very shara, a camp counselor in flushing meadows park, nothing is more important than protecting her kids. >> like the little buggers. want to keep them safe. >> reporter: of all parks in the city, flushing meadows ranks


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