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breaking news in the bronx. a suspect grabs a gun during a scuffle with police and opens fire. a bodega owner is dead. we're on the scene. plus, a violent attack caught on camera. all to steal one thing. team usa wins gold and shatters records. "today in new york" starts now. good morning everybody. it's tuesday morning, august 9th. i'm darlene rodriguez. i'm michael gargiulo. storm team 4's chris cimino here with a first look at this tuesday weather today. >> today is tuesday. good morning guys. nice to see you. bear with me over the morning. the voice is in and out. i'm going to keep it low. 74 in elmhurst.
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north and west, it's cooler. cool spot monticello, down to 54. skies nice and clear. a good looking start to this tuesday. a nice day headed our way. satellite and radar, nice and clear. it will gradually change. enjoy the sun throughout the day. maybe a touch more humid. highs in the mid to upper 80s. let's get a check on the commute with lauren scala. >> good morning, chris. good morning everyone. l train fastrack maintenance is . service on the l between broadway junction and lore mer street. leave yourself some time. as far as overnight track work, the 3, 6, a, e, d and f lines are affected. expect delays and service chachblgts more weather and traffic on the 4s. >> thanks, lauren. breaking news in the bronx. police say a suspect scuffling with police grabbed a gun and
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in bedford park. tracie strahan is near the scene with details. tracie? >> reporter: darlene, we're on valentine avenue as we await a news conference on exactly what happened here. i'm going to step out of the way and show you the emergency service units and many of the captains and police communications units where that 30-year-old man apparently grabbed a gun from a police officer after 1:00 this morning. we're going to bodega where it happened. police were flagged down by someone about that 30-year-old man being disruptive inside of a bow did he go a when officers tried to escort him out, the suspect got ahold of an officer's gun opening fire. it's believed that one of the bullets struck a 49-year-old
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he was pronounced dead at st. barnabas hospital. the other police officer was able to return fire and struck the suspect in the upper torso. he's being treat add the st. barnabas hospital as well. back live to valentine avenue, this police-involved shooting happened after 1:00 this morning. we're standing by for a press conference. this should happen within the next 30 minutes whchlt it happens, we'll bring it to you live. back to you. >> tracie strahan in the police looking for a gunman who shot two innocent bystanders. video shows the moments when people were ducking for cover yesterday. this is near 179th street and grand concourse in morris heights. a woman was shot in the leg, crawling on the ground as strangers tried to help. a man taking off his shirt to make a bandage. there was a man who was also shot in the leg.
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like that. it's very, very tragic. >> witnesses say the gunman fired at least four times from the street into the crowd. fortunately, the victims are expected to recover. new this morning, the search is on for a suspect in a vicious cell phone robbery in the bronx. three thieves beat a man unconscious when he tried to receive a cell phone they snatched from his hand. just after 1:00 a.m. yesterday, we're told the was punched and kicked while lying unconscious on the ground. he is expected to be okay. if you recognize the suspect, please contact police. 4:34, time for weather and traffic on the 4s. we'll start with a check of the weather. chris cimino has a look at the weather. >> pretty quiet. no problems through the rest of the week, more humidity and the chance for showers and thunderstorms. another decent summer day. temperatures in the low to mid-60s northwest new jersey. mine hill at 61.
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in and around the five boroughs. 50s even 60s in long island. 73 right now in town. no wind to speak of. a mostly clear sky. mix in a few clouds by 3:00. that should be the high today at 88. we'll talk about the changes and the ten-day forecast in a bit. right now, let's go over to lauren. >> we have construction out there, surprise, surprise on the cross river parkway. heading over to the goethals bridge, a traffic hold. it's cloesd until 5:00 a.m. you need to head to the bayonne bridge and move your car today. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. the next update on the 4s. thank you very much, lauren. police are trying to calm fears -- it's been a week since
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beach. katherine creag is there with the very latest. kat, i know they got together, had a meeting to try and get some information. but still, there's not a lot of answers. >> reporter: you talk about wanting to get answers. that's exactly, michael, what we heard from so many people who gathered at a church. they talked about it at this huge gathering at st. helen's catholic church. there were hundreds of people inside that church you see there during a town hall at st. helen's last night. the same church where the place. some people at the town hall asked if this was a random crime. they wanted to know about dna evidence. there were chiefs and elected officials there who talked to the people there. the 30-year-old vitt ran owe was found strangled and sexually assaulted near her home after going for a jog. the nypd received 30
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surveillance cameras and people that we talked with at the gathering want the killer caught. >> we all have a right to be concerned until they catch the person. >> reporter: as police continue their work here at the crime scene, to give you an idea, michael of how many people were gathered at that church, 500 people inside. 200 people gathered outside listening to speakers as you can imagine. so many people concerned about this crime and also the family of >> thanks very much. there's another brutal killing, a jogger from new york city was visiting family in massachusetts was found dead, naked and burned on sunday. someone found the 27-year-old vanessa march cot in princeton, massachusetts. they have not ruled out random violence. they ask for people to stay vigilant. if you're flying on delta airlines today, get ready for more cancellations and delays.
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from the computer problems we told you about yesterday. 740 flights were canceled. thousands more delayed. now delta is scrambling to rebook stranded passengers and offering them a $200 travel voucher. 4:38 now. in the race for president, donald trump not getting the support of another top republican. now it's susan collins of maine. we writes in the "washington post" that trump would make the world more dangerous. that's also the opinion of 50 former national security of trump says they're to blame for the world being a mess and yesterday donald trump laid out his economic plan. >> i am proposing an across the board income tax reduction, especially for middle income americans. this will lead -- >> trump speaking yesterday in detroit. meanwhile, republicans are circulating a petition that calls on their party leaders to replace donald trump as their party's presidential candidate. organizers admit their goal is a
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hillary clinton's firing back at donald trump's economic plan. >> he wants to basically just repackage, trickle down economics. >> clinton says trump's plan will mostly benefit wealthy americans. meanwhile, her staff says he's making up stories about her e-mails. am. 4:39. now to the olympic games in rio. team usa racking up more medals in the pool. >> what a race. lily king taking home the gold. a surprise win by teammate katie mile i got the blonz. on the men's side, ryan murphy, won the gold, 1 hurn meter backstroke. his teammate won the bronze. both murphy and king setting new olympic records.
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nbc interview. my dad picked up my mom and gave her a big kiss. with all the sacrifices they've made for me and my brother and sister, i hope they're enjoying this as much as i am. >> i can't each, it's a crazy feeling and i'm so happy. my life is changing. i'm a gold medallist. >> tomorrow. in men's basketball, team usa started slow but beat venezuela. carmelo anthony and company face australia tomorrow. after a couple tough matches, serena williams is back on the court today in the third round of women's singles. in gymnastics, the women compete in team finals. they're the favorites to win gold. last night the men's finished a distant 5th after japan captured
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count. the united states on top with 19 medals, including five gold. china in second with 13. japan and russia tied for third with ten medals apiece. check with for the four to watch today. highlights, the u.s. women's team and the most anticipated gymnastics event of the year. the team final. you can read up on the athletes, watch highlights and get details on the must-see matchups >> watching the basketball game, it was like 10-11. >> what's happening? they worked it out. still to come swift justice, a suspected arsonist who ended up running from the fire he allegedly set himself. >> the amusement park tragedy. what we're learning about the 10-year-old killed on the world's tallest water slide. >> weather and traffic on the 4s coming up. don't forget, follow us on
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4:43. four things to know this morning. breaking news in the bronx. police responding to an unruly man inside a bodega say that suspect grabbed an officer's weapon during a scuffle, shot and killed the owner of the bodega. another officer shot that suspect. he's now in the hospital. awaiting a press conference now on the shooting. we'll bring you the latest connecticut to cast ballots in a few primary races. there's no statewide primary but there are a dozen intra party contests. pesticides being sprayed in brooklyn and queens to help prevent the west nile virus. they'll work in east new york and canarsie and astoria, jackson heights, steinway and woodside in queens. all starts at 10:00 tonight.
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michael phelps and katie ledecky are jumping back in the pool for 200-meter finals and the women's soccer team will take on colombia. 4:45. tuesday morning. a lot of dry conditions out there. you see the wet sidewalk. they just waurkd it down outside rock center. no rain today. on and off for several days we'll have to dodge a few showers and thunderstorms. right now, 73. skies mostly clear. weathe lots of sunshine. still fairly low humidity. clouds building in tonight. showers and thunderstorms scattered around tomorrow afternoon and tonight. steamy into the weekend. stamford at 60. greenwich at 68. west point 64. 59 in fairfield. you get towards the city, a little warmer. low 70s. down the shore, upper 60s. the northwestern suburbs, upper
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mid-60s for the hudson valley. nothing in terms of organized areas of clouds tore rain. starting to see showers bubbling up from south to north and become a player in the weather. the dew point, we often look at that for comfort. the dew point should be 56. if it's below 60, it's still fairly comfortable. watch the number through time. by tomorrow morning, it's 70. that's starting to feel sticky. by tomorrow afternoon and evening, mid and upper once it gets there, notice the number stays above 70 or 75 degrees. meantime, future tracker, nice and clear to start today. we build up a few clouds this afternoon. any shower threat stays well to the west of us during the evening hours. a partly cloudy sky tonight. clouding over toward morning. a couple of light sprinkles in the morning. a better chance of showers and thunderstorms. this is 2:00 tomorrow afternoon. not everybody is going to see one. those who do, could see
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this is going to repeat itself day after day. they're going to sit in the same area. don't have good steering current. it could rain heavy in one spot. upper 80s. no rain to worry b up towards the north, mid to upper 80s. same thing in new jersey. cooler out east. showers and storms into the picture on wednesday. they stick around, thursday, friday, saturday, sunday, monday. temperatures 90 or better. finally drying out by the middle of next week. early check on the commute. we'll start with roadwork in new jersey on route 139. that's shut down in both directions and should wrap up at 5:00 a.m. just a few minutes longer. the alexander hamilton bridge, delays eased out by the outbound george washington bridge. they were holding traffic there for a few minutes. you have eastbound construction on the cross bronx by webster avenue causing some delays.
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the l train again. no service in both directions. you can pick up shuttle buses until 5:00 a.m. the other overnight track work out there. the 3, 6, a, e, d and f. expect delays and service changers. more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you very much. 4:48. a pizzeria worker on the upper west side is recovering after being slashed in a dispute over bottled worker. the worker from went after a man -- the man pulled out a man and slashed the worker in the back. the suspect got away. the victim is in serious condition. happening today, a connecticut daycare owner is facing charges in the death of an infant in her care. this woman was arrested yesterday on manslaughter charges in the death of bella redondo. back in july, the 2-month-old girl stopped breathing. an autopsy revealed the infant
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her head. >> we've had her in for interview and statements and she denies harming the baby. however, medically and other evidence we've gathered, it's impossible to have that much of a significant injury and not notice it and not act on it. >> officials suspended her license following the baby's death. today marks two years since the killing michael his death sparked months of protest and inspired the black lives matter movement. several events are planned today to honor michael brown's life. a moment of silence lasting 4 1/2 minutes at 12:55 p.m. eastern time. we are learning more information about the death of a 10-year-old boy the a water park in kansas. police say caleb schwab died from a neck injury while riding
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in kansas city. witness say his raft went airborne during the ride. his body was found in a pool at the end of the slide. two girls not related to him were on the same raft. they suffered minor facial injuries. wildfire in the mountains much southern california is threatening homes. nearly 50 homes evacuated, more than 5,000 under evacuation advisories, the pilot fire started sunday in the san bernardino national and the fire is 5% contained. a suspected arsonist set himself on fire. this video is graphic and in the video you see that person toss what appears to be a molotov cocktail on the ground near a building in madisonville, kentucky. the flames shoot towards his body and ignites his shorts and a shoe. he starts running around to blowout the flames. kicks that shoe off before
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fire by the building. 4:50 right now. still to come, the one thing new york drivers are doing behind the wheel that's causing a number of new crashes. one dolphin's sneaky trick.
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>> incredibly strong, chris. >> especially there. it's about -- they can force so much rain out of the tropical storms and they aren't built to handle that. flooding becomes the story. still quiet in the atlantic. our weather quiet locally. temperatures warm, yes. maybe a little more humid by the end of the day. temperatures in the 80s by this afternoon. clouding over a little bit. you'll noticeee muggy. by tomorrow, oh, it's here. it's going to get thick and stick around. that is the heat, humidity. wednesday by the weekend, showers and thunderstorms. we could have our own torrential downpours by tomorrow afternoon. >> chris, thank you. hey lauren, what's going on? >> not so much with the commute. we have a bunch of bus detours. about ten of them for the city. we'll take a live look outside by the grand central parkway.
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here. westbound heading into the area, you have a lane closed with construction. it's a bit of a slow ride through there. >> lauren, thanks so much. last months was pokemon go. now drivers are warned to stop taking selfies while you drive. new york is 8th in the nation when it comes to the drivers recording themselves behind the wheel. this is according to an insurance industry survey of posts. increasing crashes caused people taking selfies of themselves. parking tickets being handed out at rutgers university at an extraordinary pace. the school handed out more than 90,000 parking tickets last year alone. that translates to about $5 million in fines. the school's department of transportation chief says the layout of the five campuses aren't easy to find parking. plans to build a hotel over fears of toxic waste.
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marble dale road quarry. residents protested outside a village hall yesterday. they want the plan to construct a new marriott to be voted down. the initial tests at the site are scary. traces of mercury, lead and pesticide have been detected. >> don't want to be the next flint. we don't want to be the next crusade of erin brockovich. >> it's more uncertainty. >> last night's town board meetin t fears and officials said steps will be taken to protect everyone from any toxins that could be found. health officials in florida are investigating another case of zika likely contracted here in the united states. the patient lives in palm beach county but recently traveled to miami-dade county. 15 cases were discovered there last week, two more reported in broward county.
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male mosquitoes. since they don't bite, then won't be able to spread the disease. when they mate, the offspring won't live long enough to row produce. before mosquitoes are let loose, the plan needs to be approved by the mosquito control board. a vote is expected this fall. in news for your health, new information for expecting moms. eating a high fat diet during pregnancy may have they looked at the gut bacteria of more than 150 infants at birth and then again at 6 weeks old. on a high fat diet, they had fewer of the healthy bacterium that help build immunity as they grow. women are more accepting of their bodies and weight than in the past. a study from ohio looks at the trends in body satisfaction over the past 30 years. although women have been more
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men, their dissatisfaction has declined over time. researchers hope it suggests a positive change in the pressure women feel about their appearance. crews saved a dolphin trapped in a new jersey creek. they rescued a bottlenosed dolphin that had gotten stuck because of a low tide. a team of rescuers used kayaks and a cargo net to capture the dolphin, then drove it a mile down the road. got it into delaware bay and the and unharmed. good work there. another dolphin story. dolphins at seaworld in orlando performed a surprise trick for one not so lucky visitor. >> the animal reached out of the pool and grabbed a woman's ipad. they started splashing the woman when they snatched her tablet back. >> they've been tweeting about her ever since. >> been tweeting about her.
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if you're headed out the door, take us with you. >> download the news 4 app. our next hour starts right now. breaking news in the bronx. police say a suspect grabbed an officer's gun and killed a bodega owner. >> plus, more trouble for delta. why the cancellations and delays from yesterday's shutdown aren't over yet. >> we're live in rio with another big day of wins for team usa. good morning. 5:00 a.m. on this tuesday. it's august 9 lt. i'm michael gargiulo. i'm darlene rodriguez. storm team 4's chris cimino is here with the forecast. good morning. >> good morning. >> you poor thing. >> hanging in there. we'll make it. it is a little cooler to the north of town this morning. pretty comfortable actually. 58 lagrangeville. 59 hopewell junction. 60 in beacon and vails gate. in the city, in the low 60s. we held on to some heat overnight. the heat will build with the
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decent level. we watch the temperature trend through the 70s this morning. 80 by 10:00. low to middle 80s by noontime. we should top off in the upper 80s. day planner, plenty of sunshine. 84 by noon. forecasting a high of 88 degrees. more humidity and thunderstorms on the way. we'll talk about that in a little bit. let's talk commute with lauren. >> thanks, chris. nice green traffic flows behind me. a live look at the brooklyn bridge where there is a vehicle heading towards manhattan on the brooklyn side. flashing lights and a slow ride making your way around it. once you're past it, smooth sailing and construction on the cross bronx this morning. westbound by the bronx river parkway, not causing delays. eastbound by webster avenue, it is a slow ride here. something to keep in mind. we'll have more weather and traffic on the 4s. >> thanks very much. breaking news in the bronx. a suspect struggled with customers before scuffling with police and using an officer's


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