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young as 12 years old. plus how kids apparently caused the fire that left three of new york's bravest in the hospital. and then also ahead this morning, team usa dominating the olympic games. we're live in rio with win after win. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everybody. 5:00 a.m. on this wednesday, august 10. >> rafael miranda in weather world today. humidity has skyrocketed. it's very muggy and we're tracking some showers. very light stuff moving through suffolk county. for most of us it's a dry start, but it may not stay that way. and humidity really jumped up. temperatures still in the mid-70s. up to 76 in central park. winds are light and will shift to the south.
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scattered storms throughout the day. the 85 will feel more like 95. and it gets worse over the next few days. we'll take a look at your ten day coming up. right now lauren scala is here with the commute. >> i'll enjoy that i have better news than weather for once. not too too many problems on the roads. there is an accident route 3 and 17. and then north at grand central parkway, also an accident here. delays are a little worse, but again not too bad and we'll have more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. police are on the scene of a shooting in jersey city. three hurt and two may be young students. tracie strahan is at the scene. >> reporter: we're working to confirm reports with the hudson county prosecutor's office that
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before midnight. i'll show you video of the police activity that remains here at the scene hours afterwards. police going in and out of the holy ghost tabernacle ministries. a man shot in the heard, other victims 16 and 12 years old. we're hearing those young girls are now recovering from those injuries, but there is still a very large police scene as they collect evidence here. as we bring you back live, you can also see really still roped off by police tape, they're not letting any traffic down here as the investigation continues. michael, back to you. happening right now, three firefighters who battled this inferno in the bronx are in the hospital this morning. the blaze nearly cost them their lives. katherine creag is at the hospital with how they're doing this morning. >> reporter: they are in critical but stable condition
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fire commissioner, so many people have been here at jacobi medical checking on those three firefighters who remain hospitalized. and as you said, this was a big fire. it destroyed or severely damaged five houses on east 235th street. one of the injured firefighters, we saw him being rushed to an ambulance and we've learned the fire was caused by children playing with a hot steve. the three firemen, 51-year-old joseph brady suffered a heart attack, there is another one, he nearly lost his arm. 34-year-old firefighter patrick morello was diagnosed with heat stroke. he cut a hole in the roof, but when he came down from the roof, he collapsed outside. >> the conditions these firefighters work under are extremely difficult and extremely life threatening. but they do a good job. today it caught you up with us.
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leopard went on to say it was a tough day for the fdny. there was a fourth fireman who suffered burns, he was treated and released. back to you. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. and we'll check in with rafael miranda. i enjoyed yesterday because of what you told me, today is the day -- >> that's right, a dramatic change outside today. very humid, uncomfortable. even dangerous heat and humidity. that's what we're looking for ovhe right now temperatures are mild. ac on full blast all around the tri-state. mid-70s across long island. 77 in bridgeport and the humidity is already very high. we have a heat advisory in effect at 2:00 today, that is when the heat and humidity start to really bump up to the mid-90s. and that is in text through 8:00 p.m. tomorrow and i think it will be extended even beyond tomorrow probably right through the weekend because it will be so humid and temperatures will
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maybe a shower or storm, really anytime today. so bring your umbrella. and again very tropical out there on this wednesday. we'll take a look at the 10 day coming up. right now we still have delays on uptown 5 trains because of signal problems. on the buses, detours, as well. bx 1, 2, 34, m 14 a and d, q33, q 70 limited and q detour. move your car as well. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. still early in the olympics, but right now team usa simply the best in the world. >> they continue to collect medals in rio thanks to some newcomers in the gym and veterans in the pool. >> jay gray live inside olympic park with a closer look. another big day to team usa. >> reporter: yeah, great to talk this morning. running out of ways to describe
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really, really good at these olympics. and they're making the rest of the world notice by owning the medal stand here in rio. power, grace and gold. >> i'm so happy to be a part of this team with all of these incredible girls. >> reporter: the final five as they dubbed themselves leaving no doubt that they are the best in the world with a severally dominant performance in team gymnastics while the most decorated olympian ever with an emotional win in the 200 fly, avenging the loss your years ago and then joining his teammates in the relay. and katie ledecky finding gold for the second time. >> great to see usa racking up medals. >> reporter: and they will look for another medal tonight in the
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back in the water, as well. and then kerry walsh jennings and april ross continuing their beach volleyball tournament tonight at copacabana. that is the latest live here in rio. back to you. >> jay, we couldn't help notice we were looking at shots of the pools and you have the water polo pool next to the diving pool and the diving pool the day before was beautiful blue and then it turned this weird murky shade of green and we u looking into it. what is the story? >> reporter: they haven't said anything about how or why it happened. they have only sai divers. some of the divers said maybe it's st. patrick's day early. it didn't phase them. >> they're very strong people because officials say we don't know what's wrong but it's not
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fine, just jump in. >> thanks so much. so take a look at the current medal count. united states in the lead with 26 medals including nine gold. china is next with 17 medals followed by japan with 14 and russia with 12. be sure to check out nbcnewyork.com for the 4 to watch today. highlights include a possible olympic showdown between the two most decorated male olympic swimmers of all time, michael you can read up on the athlete, watch the highlights as well, get details on the must see match-ups that are ahead. the cowboy who rode two horses over the outer bridge crossing will be back in court today charged with animal cruelty after authorities examined the two horses led across the bridge last month and officials said they were malnourisheded and had saddle
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the country to raise awareness about childhood hunger. new this morning, we're getting a better look at the three people who december a crated a jesus statue at a brooklyn church. these are the man and two women police are looking for. the statue was found dumped in the garbage. previous surveillance video shows one of the women running away with the statue in her arms. new jersey governor chris christie signed a b cultural diversity training for law enforcement agencies. back in june christie vetoed a bill that would have made the training mandatory saying it would be unconstitutional unfunded mandate. officers rushed to respond to a bogus call about an officer down. this comes after a man made
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police responded to the area in sunset park monday night in full force, they had a suspicion the call might be fake, but as witnesses explained, they were taking no chances. >> says could you let me in, open up the door. like 25 cop cars over here. they running up the stairs, climbed up fire escapes, looking jumping from roof to roof. come back come up, ther there. all standing looking up at the roof. >> first calls came in last month when a man threatened a sergeant who he says put him in jail. and donald trump fwending his latest controversial remark. and a man says a self
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in suffolk county, crews will spray for mosquitos by ground and by air starting at 7:00 tonight. neighbors are encouraged to stay inside until the spraying is over. and water conservation in effect in westchester county because of malfunctioning water pumps. some people not allowed to use lawn sprinklers or to w cars until further notice. and new york city will be under a heat advisory today for hours. the advisory starts at 2:00 p.m., could be extended through the weekend. with the humidity, it will feel like temperatures are in the triple digits. and the time is 5:14, time for a check of your forecast. yeah, that heat advisory expected to last for days. and it will get hotter day by day. this is just day one. it will be a rough ride.
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also fairfield county connect tut. we may see heavier down bowyers downpours as the day goes on. you want the umbrellas. heat and humidity turn dangerous starting this afternoon and lasting into the weekend. these are your temperatures waking up to 76 in central park, 75 valley stream, very muggy all around the tri-state. dew point temperatures, the humidity rose dramatically overnight. so now tropical air mass is in place and it's not going anywhere for the next few. you can see on future tracker this is 11:00 this morning, so it's not raining everywhere, but you to have one or two showers through the morning and same story goes for the afternoon. this is your evening commute. one or two heavy downpours, so that's why you want to have the umbrellas. tomorrow morning thursday 7:00 a.m., probably dry for most, but as we head throughout the day,
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another round of showers and storms possible towards the evening commute. that's the best chance of seeing rain late in the day both days. we're talking about temperatures in the 80s, high humidity, so this is what it will feel like later on today and that's why we have a heat advisory in effect for new york city. you want to limit strenuous outdoor activity because it will feel like 95 today. around 100 off to the south and west. gets even shotter tomorrow. look this central park, 103. yeah this, is when the heat and humidity turn dangerous and it just goes on day after day. no relief in terms of the overnight temperatures cooling down and humidity just oppressive tropical and awful. you can see in the 10 day forecast, we're stuck with this right through saturday. even sunday still hot and uncomfortable. it's not until next tuesday i think is when it starts to get
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and you will need the umbrella throughout the weekend. we'll have a more detailed look at the weekend coming up. not too many problems on the roads. i like saying that. hopefully it will stay that way. reports of an accident northbound on the hutch out before north street which is statistic 25. minor delays out there. van wyck expressway, there is an accident northbound by the grand central parkway causing delays and route 3 westbound just before route 17, an accident in the left lane. but still mostly green traffic flows on the maps. you're in for a decent ride. a live look at the brooklyn bridge, smooth sailing here both directions. bqe also moving along nicely so far. and don't forget to move your car, alternate side of the street parking rules are this effect. donald trump supporter in new jersey says he was attacked
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t-shirt. peter told police he was walking in bloomfield last week when a driver questioned his trump for president t-shirt. the 62-year-old says there was a scuffle in a restaurant parking lot and the driver hit him several times with a crow bar. the suspect left before police got there. a waitress has a different version of that story. she says he had shouted racial slurs at the suspect inside the restaurant. and a pro trump sign is back this is the second t sign to go up on sam's front lawn. vandals burned down the first one sunday night and got away. the new sign stands 16 feet tall, double the size of the original. he says donald trump personally called him yesterday to say thank you. now on to the campaign itself. new controversial remarks by donald trump, some say the comment he made called for
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trump's camp simply says that's ridiculous. >> yeah, it was in north carolina yesterday that donald trump made these comments that some do say called for gun rights activists to take matters in to their open hands. the republican nominee once again of course accusing clinton planning to abolish the second amendment, but this time many say he took it a step further. >> if he she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. although the second amendment people, maybe there is. i don't know. >> some groups interpreted that as a call for violence, but the trump campaign denied that and later tried to clarify what he meant. >> obviously you're saying that there is a strong political movement within the second amendment and if people mobilize and vote, they can stop hillary from having this impact on the
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what is your reaction to it? >> i just heard about that and it was amazing because nobody in that room thought anything other than what you just said. >> trump followed up with a tweet saying the media is desperate to distract from clinton's second amendment stance and the secret service says they are aware of the comments made. clinton herself has not responded publicly to those remarks. her campaign, though, is calling them dangerous. we should als national rifle association which endorsed trump is defending him and urging votes to defeat clinton in november. 5:20. a man in missouri says his tesla saved his life by driving him to the hospital during an emergency. >> joshua on which uses the self-driving autopilot and it drove him 20 miles down a
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suffered a potentially fatal blood vessel blockage in his lung. hospital was right off that freeway. neely was able to steer the car the last few blocks to the e.r. >> if about something like that happens where i become incapacitated, i'm not going to cross over the interstate and slam into shall be or slam into a big rock wall. >> he believes the self-driving feature could save mor recycling. the new plan for the old route
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jersey turnpike moving nicely on this wednesday morning. >> it sure is. that's a good thing. december fight the fact that it will feel like it's 197. >> today we're getting to 95, that's what it will feel like. and its deceptive because you think 85 doesn't sound so bad. but with the tropical air mass
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scattered showers and storms by saturday, 94, so feel like well over 100. scattered showers and storms. you need to seriously think about how to keep cool and especially keep an eye on the elderly. the heat will be dangerous. let's talk about the subways. we still have a 5 trains delayed uptown subways look good. and your major commuter lines, metro north, lirr and new jersey transit no delays or service changes. on long islands, lawmakers are planning to create a new rails to trails bike path within the next few years. this would run 10 miles from port jefferson. federal money was committed to pay for the $9.5 million
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long island railway trains once rolled. in the 1930s. just before lauren's birth. 5:26 right now. lots more still ahead on this wednesday morning including a warning for people on staten island after a string of attacks at a popular park. >> reporter: and multiple people shot inside of a church. i'll have the latest on the out, keep watching, download the news 4 new york app on your
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police have investigating a shoot that can sent three people to the hospital and two victims may be young students. and three firefighters nearly lose their lives battling a raging fire in the bronx. and local star bringing gold home to the golden now. and we love laurie, don't we? and all the women on the gymnastics team. good morning, it's wednesday morning, august 10, i'm darlene rodriguez. >> and i'm michael gargiulo. rafael is in for chris this morning with the forecast. it's really going to be a changing day. >> yeah, as soon as you step out, you feel a big difference from yesterday. it felt so nice, it was that dry heat. all of a sudden it's completely tropical out there.
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even rain to prove it, light showers across suffolk county and temperatures are very warm. already in the mid-70s. 76 in central park. winds are light and overcast skies. the temperatures don't look all that bad, but they feel bad because of the high humidity. 85 feels more like 95. and we are tracking scattered showers and thunderstorms throughout the day today p so do grab your umbrella as you're heading out. this is just the we'll take a look at the ten day in a few. it if you commute via the southern state parkway eastbound right now out by fletcher avenue which is exit 14, there is a bus that actually struck the overpass over there. so delays are building. we'll continue to keep you updated. you can see a delay already. also headed out to the van wyck
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new this morning, police are investigating the shooting in jersey city that sent three people to the hospital and we're hearing two of the victims may be young students. traie strahan is in jersey city. >> reporter: officers just reopened this stretch, but they are standing guard in front of the church where we're hearing the shots rang out just before midnight. we'll detectives going in and out of holy ghost tabernacle ministries. the youngest shot was possibly 12 years old. we're hearing that she was grazed in the face. a 16-year-old wounded in the back of the head. and we're working to confirm reports that a man was shot here. the circumstances are still unclear, but again this stretch now reopened to traffic as
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back to you. right now three firefighters recovering from this fast moving fire that nearly cost them their lives. flames tearing through buildings in the wakefield section of the bronx yesterday. we now know how it all started. katherine creag is at jacobi medical center and the situation got very serious very fast for these three firefighters. >> reporter: and just hearing about the injuries for the firefighters, fel one firefighter suffered a heart attack, another one had nearly a severed arm. as for the three firefighters, they remain here at jacobi medical and this was a difficult blaze to fight. it sgoied or nearly damaged five houses on east 235th street. one of the injured firemen we saw him being rushed to an ambulance and we've learned the fire was caused by children playing with a hot stove. the three fire men, 51-year-old
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attack. 44-year-old sean o'rourke was hurt in a fire truck crash. 34 patrick morello was diagnosed with heat stroke. he cut a hole in the roof to keep the tire from spreading, but when he came down, he collapsed in front of paramedics. >> doctors first of all had to bring the body temperature down. the man's temperature was extremely high. >> reporter: again five houses. and there are at least eight families getting help from the red cross. there was also another fire map, a fourth one who suffered burns. he was treated and released. but we've been late hearing from the fire chief saying this was a tough day for the fire department. and police are investigating a string of muggings at a popular park in the sunny side
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presence now in the park. the most recent attack mop night. investigators say a mother who was walking around the lake was robbed by two suspects possibly at knifepoint. two other cases last week, two pairs of teens out running were punched and bloodied when thieves tried to rob them. both times the robbers left empty handed. >> we live two blocks away, so to appear that it happened to a mom with two kids in a st like that's what he said that he was reading he's like it's your description. it could have been you. so hits very close to home. >> police are trying to determine if these incidents are related. 5:34. time to weather and traffic on the 4s. checking in for rafael miranda in for chris. >> good morning. not a great morning weather-wise. we have very high humidity out there and temperatures are very warm. not a great combination if you have to go to work.
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poughkeepsie, steamy, sticky and uncomfortable throughout the day. in fact the heat will turn dangerous. you want to limit the strenuous out door activity especially starting later this afternoon. we have a heat advisory for the five boroughs of new york city at 2:00. but really it applies for the entire tri-state. take it easy outside starting this afternoon, it will feel like mid 90s. so you want to take it as easy as you can. you can see in the day planner temperatures are only in the mid-80s. humidity makes it feel so hot. scattered showers and do grab the umbrella as you're heading out. we'll take a look at your 10 day forecast coming up. we still have delays on uptown 5 trains because of signal problems. but if you're getting on the buses, a bunch of detours as well. all of these and let's add the q 17 and q 77 to that. nj transit, beeline not reporting any detours or delays.
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parking rules are in effect. in presidential politics, donald trump plans to hold rallies today in virginia and florida on the heels of his latest controversy about supreme court justices. >> if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. although the second amendment people, maybe there is, i don't know. >> trump's speech yesterday in north carolina sparked outrage. some people called veiled threat against clinton. later on trump insisted he just wanted to mobilize voters. >> obviously you're saying that there is a strong political movement within the second amendment. >> nobody in that room thought anything other than what you just said. >> trump also tweeted that the media were desperate to detract from clinton's second amendment stance. >> hillary clinton's campaign putting out this statement, what trump is saying is dangerous, a person seeking to be the president of the united states
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any way. today clinton will be in des moines, iowa. we're told she will unveil her economic plan there. her campaign says it's intended to work for everyone, not just for hose at the top. meanwhile our new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll shows clinton leading trump in iowa and also key states ohio and pennsylvania. new this morning, police are coming to the aid of more than a step hikers lost in new jersey. the palisades parkway police say crews have been mentally challenged individuals. police say they got a call that the hikers were lost at the shore trail in alpine. we're told there are no reports of any injuries. 5:37 right now. today the u.s. swim team will be back in the pool in the hopes of bringing home more gold. katie ledecky will be swimming in the women's 4 by 200 meter free. >> and nathan adrian looking for his second gold medal, he was part of a 4x100 free style team
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last night he won two more gold medals. the first in his signature event, 200 meter butterfly. he took first place by just 0.004 of a second. phelps also helped the men win gold in the free style relay. his unprecedented medal count hits 25 now. 21 gold medals and still three more events to go in rio. >> and they're now kno is bringing home the gold. laurie hernandez was all smiles during the medals ceremony. and simone biles pulled off one of the toughest vaults possible. aly raisman will join her, she put on a show on the floor and on the balance beam. >> oh, my gosh, i'm just
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i thought we were going to cry and then we didn't because we were so excited. >> after their dominating performance, they said the name the final five is because they're the last time under their coach who is retiring. and the next olympics, the teams will only have four members. serena williams is out after a huge upset in what is likely her final olympics. serena ranked number one in the world was knocked out bayou williams lost in straight sets. five double faults in the second set alone. in the medal count, u.s. has 26, china with 17, and followed by japan with 14, russia has 12. and be sure to check out nbcnewyork.com for the 4 to watch today, highlights include
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of the most deck it are aed male olympic swimmers, michael phelps and ryan lochte. you can read up on the athletes, watch highlights and get details on the must see match-ups ahead. and it's not just olympic gold maing news. >> the water in the diving pool turned from clear blue to murky green overnight on tuesday. nobody seems to know why. olympic officials say the water quality is fine. and it poses no risk to the ty saying they don't know why it turned green, but they know it's fine. still to come, trouble at a concert on long island. find out why more than a dozen teens were rushed to the hospital. and shoot or don't shoot training scenario that left one person dead.
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it shows you what it looked like during the 19 century. all the images come from the public library collection. and 5:44, time for a check of your forecast. dealing with the heat and humidity today. suffolk county and heavier rain well up to the north. this may give a glancing blow over the next couple hours. we could see showers popping anytime during the day. temperatures well into the 70s down the jersey shore, 77 already in point pleasant. 75 red bank and 75 for you in keyport. the humidity came back
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temperatures in the 70s. and we have a scale to show you how it feels. this is 2:00 today and you can see we're somewhere between tropical and offer. 78 down the shore is miserable. 75 in the city in the tropical category. heading in to tomorrow, no real change here. plainly in the tropical category between 70 and 75 degrees and that's what makes the heat dangerous. your b c temperature feels much hotter than it actually is. you can see these are the feels like temperatures and this is today when the heat advisory is in effect, because it will feel like 95 in central park. and then tomorrow, temperatures bumping up a bit, it will feel like 99 to 100. so we're adding on the heat and humidity day by day. and friday and saturday look to be even worse. you'll see that in the ten day forecast. here is a look at future tracker. even though there will be rain today, it's not an all day rain. showers and storms from time to
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on alert and some of the storms could be strong, maybe heavy downpours and that will continue tomorrow and really for the next several days. we do need the rain, though, so hopefully we get a good soaking in some spots. but you can see in the 10 day forecast, it's unsettled and temperatures getting hotter day by day, into the 90s by friday, 94 on saturday. there. southern state parkway where eastbound, there is a bus that struck an overpass there, so we're actually seeing slight westbound delay, eastbound still getting by the right lane blocked here, but we'll continue to keep you posted on that. then heading over to the van wyck expressway, you will see delays northbound here and this is because of an accident on the ramp to the grand central parkway. and in addition to that there is also an unauthorized tractor trailer on that ramp. so it's a slow ride through here. and then not that far away
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vehicle, also a disabled vehicle. so delays starting to creep up. one accident queensboro bridge, lower level, not causing too much of a problem. alternate side of the street parking r50u8s are in effect. . 5:47. in the bronx a man will face charges for smooting and killing a deli worker with a police officer's gun. exclusive surveillance video with guzman inside a deli. they say he grabbed an officer's service web weapon and fired it. minutes earlier, he had been thrown out of a store across the street. a woman died in an accident during a role play scenario in florida. victim chosen to participate in a shoot or don't shoot
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police academy. but the officer's gun was loaded with live ammunition instead of blanks. he shot and killed the female participate. the officer involved on administrative leave. frightening moments in ferguson, missouri two years since the shooting death of michael brown. >> somebody is shooting! oh, my god! >> gunfire, protesters running for cover was hit by a car. witnesses say it appears the shooter was aiming at that car and the driver of the car reportedly cooperating with police. the results of a justice department investigation suggests baltimore police practices are racially biased. the probe was launched after the death of freddie gray. investigators looked at more than six years of records and they say baltimore police routinely stopped, searched and arrested the city's african-american residents without provocation.
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baltimore officer acquitted in the death of freddie gray may soon receive a six figure sum in back pay paying the board of estimates will consider paying nearly $127,000 to lieutenant brian rice, it represents the a salary he would have earned from may 2015 to july 2016. rice was found not guilty on several charges stemming from gray's death. a new born in texas has died because doctors in harris county say the baby girl died shortly after she was born with birth defects a few weeks ago. the girl's mother was in el salvador while pregnant where doctors believe she became inspected with xi characterization this is the first zika related death in texas and there is no evidence that mosquitos there are transmitting the violence. so long island, scare at a snoop dogg concert when teens started passing out from possible alcohol poisoning.
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of alcohol intoxication. among them a 15-year-old girl who was unresponsive. other fans who passed out were treated on site. police are looking for possible victims of a scam where elderly women were told their families are cursed. four or five suspects have already been arrested. police say they preyed on older asian women. victims were told to hand over money and jewelry so the items could be blessed. ska million dollars. >> another lady will run over, yeah, she's good. >> police say a half dozen women were conned, one conned out of $280,000. 5:50. still ahead, stuck in traffic for what seems like hours and this morning you will find out just how much time you're spending on the road staying still and how much it's costing you. >> and follow us on facebook,
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vineyard helped with a rescue at sea. >> it wasn't a person they spotted, it was a dog. passengers on board the island queen first spotted the pooch paddling for his life. the captain flagged down a smaller boat, passengers cheered as the dog was rescued. turned out the dog had fallen from another ferry. he has since been reunited with his owners. oh, my gosh, makes me so happy. >> happy ending there. and we're trying to avoid the heat and humidity and it's a little sticky. gets hotter and more humid throughout the day. it feels like 95. so that's what you need to heat. dress for 95 degrees. if you are going to the beach, we're watching out for moderate to high risk for rip currents for south facing beaches.
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waves are a little choppy. uv index is a 6. watching out for lightning because storms could be popping. so if you are going to the beach, you may need to make a quick getaway if you hear thunder. so stay in the ac is my advice. >> and i hope the ac is working on your train. there are delays trains. and if you're getting on the roads, an accident van wyck expressway northbound before northern boulevard and also on the ramp to the grand central parkway causing delays, as well. so things starting to pick up out there. and speaking of picking up, if you're stuck in traffic and it's costing you time and money, we've added it up for you.
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average commuter spent 42 hours and $960 waiting in traffic. in washington, d.c., commuters spent an average of over $1800. the study done by the auto insurance center. and westchester officials trying to sink a proposal for creating more spots for commercial barges to drop anchors. they are looking to add ten spots a that wife commercial vessels more conditions, but officials insist it would create a giant parking lot for vessels just yards from the renovated yonkers shore where residents enjoy a riverfront view. >> what the federal government is looking to do is basically reindustrialize that waterfront and that is completely counterproductive over what we're trying to do. the public about comment period ends september 7.
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the shooting at a church in jersey city and we're hearing from one of the witnesses. and also ahead, a pricey flaw. 4 investigates uncovers cracks in a multimillion-dollar project in times square. >> and if you're about to head out, take us with you and keep watching, download the news 4
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community center in jersey city and teens may be among the victims. and get ready for the heat, it will be a brutal humid day. and the forecast only getting worse. and dominating rio. team usa racks up even more gold. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everybody. wednesday morning, august 10. >> chris has the morning off,
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people have to listen closely because got to dress appropriately today. >> yeah, the layers as little clothing as possible because the humidity is just so high. you know what i mean. fashionably so. very humid, very muggy and it's already quite warm out there. you can see on the doppler radar, we're tracking showers to the east of new york city, light rain for the most part and heavier showers north into the hudson valley. 78 degrees and we don'td incredibly humid. all of a sudden it became tropical overnight. we have lots of clouds hanging around but no rain in the city just yet. we may see rain at anytime. so you need the umbrella today. scattered showers and storms. and you look at these temperatures, you may be saying it's not that bad, but it feels like 95 because it's so incredibly muggy. we'll talk about how long the dangerous heat and humidity will last coming up. good morning, everyone.
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queens. an accident on the van wyck expressway blocking the right lane causing delays. and also an accident to the grand central parkway and unauthorized tractor trailer on the shoulder. so delays building. jackie robinson parkway westbound by metropolitan avenue is shut down, that just came in, they have to remove an unauthorized vehicle off of the roadway there, as well. more weather and traffom new this morning, a shooting at a church community center in jersey city. tracie strahan is there. >> reporter: authorities have cleared the scene, but investigation still under way. we just spoke with someone who actually heard the shots last night. we'll show you what it looked like when we arrived here right
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knack kell ministries. we heard three people were shot, youngest victim just 12 years old.we heard three people were , youngest victim just 12 years old. she was grazed in a face. a 16-year-old girl wounded to the back of the head. we're working to confirm reports that someone else was killed here. we've reached out to the prosecutor's office, they're the lead in this investigation. but again, we spoke to a man who was in the area and said he cooperate help but ignore the shots when they >> heard gunshots, wasn't really sure if it was gunshots or not. but then we saw the police lights and everything. and then we realized had no idea it was here. who would think that in jersey city that something wouldhappen at a church. >> reporter: it'sen clear what was going on inside of church at the time of the shots, but again, the street reopened to traffic as the investigation
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new this morning, call for help from some hikers in new jersey. the palisades parkway, crews have been busy helping 13 members of a summer camp from mentally challenged individuals. police say they got a call last night, those hikers were lost at the shore trail in alpine. at last check, there were no reports of any injuries. right now three firefighters are recovering from injuries after battling a raging fire in the 34-year-old patrick morello suffered heat stroke, shaup o'rourke was injured in a fire truck crash and nearly lost his arm. and 51-year-old joe he joseph brady suffered a heart attack. a search for two suspected in a violent gun point robbery on the up east side. these are the men police say approached a man sleeping on a
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street. they say the u they say the us pegt s they say the ususpects hit the man with a gun and demanded his properties. they ran off with his bag, laptop and camera. and police say they have new surveillance video showing the three people wanted for swiping a statue from a brooklyn church. it was stolen from saints peter and paul in williamsburg back in may. it was found in a garbage can a few days later. police have been the man and two women who allegedly took it. they're hoping someone will recognize them in this new video. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. heading over to the "weather center," rafi in for chris. >> it's all about the humidity. you will feel it, it hits you in the takes this morning. very muggy out there and temperatures are mild. 78 is our starting point in central park, so we didn't cool
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76 in poughkeepsie. the combination of heat and humidity that make it dangerous. later today we have a heat advisory in effect for the five boroughs through 8:00 tomorrow evening. so this is just the beginning. and i do think this will be extended day by day even as we head into the weekend and probably will expand throughout the rest of the tri-state. we'll watch that and of course keep you updated with any changes. 77 at back to the 80s today, but again, it's all about the high humidity. and there will also be scattered shower and storms. so you need to bring the umbrella to be on the safe side. good morning. more and more issues popping up in queens and brooklyn. bqe heading west, an accident in the left lane. delays almost back to queens boulevard already. and jackie robinson parkway shut
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process of backing off this car carrier here which shouldn't have been out there in the first place. so this is westbound out by metropolitan avenue. so you won't be able to access it. we also have a problem on the van wyck expressway northbound at the q gardens interchange. so this area not a pleasant place for the commute. and alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. now to the gains in rio. team usa winning 26 medals, nine of them gold. china next with 17, followed by japan with 14 and russia has 12. the american athletes are making the rest of the world notice as they continue to own the medal stand. >> jay gray joins us live with more. and big success in the football and i guess the gymnastics mat.
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you go, what you see is americans and they're proud. if you haven't noticed, this u.s. team really, really good at olympic stuff. they hope to continue that today. this is a strong american team in rio. >> reporter: power, grace and gold. >> i'm so happy to be a part of this team. >> reporter: the feel five leaving no doubt the best in the world. while the most decorated olympian ever added gold medals 20 and 21 to his collection with a win in the 200 fly avenging his loss four years ago and joining his teammates to at that time 4 by 200 relay. and katie ledecky finding gold. the u.s. team will be looking for another medal tonight in the
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michael phelps and ryan lochte back in the pool as well qualifying. and keri walsh jennings along with april ross playing under the lights on copacabana, but not at midnight this time, a little earlier. should be rocking out there at the beach. we've been trying to show you a little taste of rio and today i introduce you to the mascots of the games. hey, these things are a big seller, as well. $37 american each. and i grabbed these for you, darlene. but michael, i won't leave you out, i have the -- i feel like i'm on the home shopping network. i have the gi this. ka hands. thumbs up. thumbs up. >> he will use that while i'm reading the next story. >> and jay will be entertaining
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>> that's right. 6:08. be sure to see the 4 to watch. i lights claw possible olympic showdown between the two most decorated swimmers of all time, michael phelps and ryan lochte. >> and read up on the athletes and watch the highlights and must see match-ups that are ahead all from rio. police in staten island are searching for clues in t series of muggings at a popular park. there is a visible presence, the most recent attack was monday might when a mother was robbed by two suspects. last week in two separate incidents, into pairs of teens out jogging were punched and bloodied when thieves tried to rob them. >> we live two blocks away from here, so to hear it happened to
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that's what he said, it's your description, it could have been you. so hits very close to home. >> police are trying to determine a link if there is one between all these cases. authorities say brutal murders from two joggers don't appear to be connected, but it is too early to rule anything out. a vigil was held last night for google executive vanessa a marcot. her naked and burn burne run an never returned. and in queens, the reward has doubled to on 20$,000 for more about the murder of katrina vatrano, her body discovered last tuesday hours after she went for a run. an autopsy found that she died from strangulation. and 4 investigates has uncovered a costly construction mistake in times square. newly installed stones in the pedestrian plaza need to be
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and 47th street. turns out the mortar steel under the stones is too sensitive to vibrations from subways, cars and pedestrians and there is a lot of florida here that here. the bill is an estimated $500,000. >> got to make sure they have the sealant down below that will take care of the vibrations. >> spending a lot of money, always here doing something. i don't know why they can't just fix it and it last for a longer period of time. >>it the project could encount ter problems. not clear in the cost to replace the stones was part of the project's original budget. you want to have something that can withstand the vibrations. 6:11. up next, donald trump defending his latest controversial remarks. some say it was dangerous threat
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it's a muggy unsettled day ahead. light showers bubbling up. the main story is the humidity. you'll notice it as soon as you step outside. a major difference from yesterday and the day before. temperur in the 70s to start your day. 72 in shelton. 71 in reading. it's all about the dew points. temperatures in the low to mid 70s, so that means uncomfortably muggy and that's how it will stay. forecasts temperatures in the 80s, but because of the humidity, it will feel like 95 in midtown. this is 3:00.
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outside. you want to limit strenuous out door activity. heat advisory in effect for the city and i think it will expand because of this. by tomorrow, 11:00 a.m. pushing 100 in midtown and it feels over 100 at times throughout the day because the heat goes higher and the humidity gets worse, as well. even have a scale just to show you how miserable it will feel. the scale of awfulness, you can see this is today, 2:00 that is tropical and awful. that's how it feels outside. no relief, hard to cool down even a little bit. tomorrow, no change. dew point temperatures well into the 70s. and this is just gay one of a miserable stretch. saturday temperatures peak in the mid 90s.day one of a miserable stretch.
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it may rain from time to time and it could rain heavily. more coming up in a few. we have a couple problems out there. an sdwint on the jackie robinson parkway, westbound shut down between grand central parkway and metropolitan avenue. so no access either way right nowis on the van wyck. i'll let you know when it reops. in addition to that, we have heavy delays northbound on the van wyck. delays back to liberty avenue. there is also an unauthorized truck on the ramp heading towards the grand central parkway. it's on the shoulder, but seems to be really causing things to be very slow going through this area. in addition to it that, if
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in the left lane. inbound side of the lincoln tub he will, tunnel, minor delays. and if you're getting on the trains, we now have delays on downtown 5 trains. earlier it was uptown. now it's downtown. otherwise the rails look good. 6:18. donald trump is on the defense again this morning over comments aboutla say call for gun rights advocates to take matters in to their own hands. kerry barrett is following it from our newsroom. a lot of talk about what he actually meant. >> yeah, donald trump making these comments yesterday in north carolina. he was accusing hillary clinton of planning to get rid of the second amendment, but this time many say he took that a step further. >> if she gets to pick her judge, nothing you can do,
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people, maybe there is, i don't know. >> clinton has not responded but her campaign manager says this is simple, what trump is saying is dangerous. a person seeking to be president of the united states should not suggest violence in any way. on fox news, trump said that is not what he meant, that he was simply talking about the political power gun owners. >> this is a polit away, leave you unprotected in your home. this is a tremendous political movement. meanwhile the secret service tweeted out this somewhat vague response. it says the secret service is aware of the comments made earlier this afternoon. and the national rifle association urges voters to turn out to defeat hillary in november. >> kerry, thank you. so hillary clinton does plan to be in des moines in a few
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to get its operations back to normal. so far 168 flights are being canceled this morning. yesterday 775 flights were scrubbed, all of this happening as delta struggles to recover from monday's massive computer glitch. facebook is blocking ad blockers. the social media giant is making it tough for software installed. however facebook is making it easier for users to choose the type of ads you see providing categories like travel or automobiles. these changes do not affect the mobile apps. >> less ads the people i think everybody feels. >> you're going to see something. >> exactly. >> and we'll feel something. >> yeah, this morning as soon as you step out, you will notice a major difference.
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rico, but no beautiful beach and no tropical drink in your hands. 85 will feel like 95. besides the mugginess and heat, scattered storms throughout the day. we'll show you how long the misery will last coming up. we have problems at the q gardens interchange through queens. we'll take a live look. what you're seeing here is that and then the ramp is shut down to the jackie robinson parkway. also delays at the bottom of your screen are westbound headed toward jackie robinson parkway. all lanes shut down as they try to take off an unauthorized tractor trailer. gowanus a little slow out there, as well.
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simonsen over the scene in chopper 4. >> reporter: good morning. we first got word on this shortly after 5:30 this morning. these are live pictures from chopper 4. 814 lafayette street in brooklyn, fire in a four story brown stone. firefighters do have it under control, but unfortunately not before causing massive damage to the interior of that building. it looks like just about every floor affected. cause of the fire not yet known. of course we will continue to keep you up-to-date. kai simonsen, live in chopper 4. coming up next, gunfire in jersey city. >> reporter: jersey city church is the scene of a shooting overnight. and now we're getting more details about the victims. i'm tracie strahan with those details coming up. and if you're about to head out, take us with you. download the news 4 new york
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critically hurt while on the job. also ahead, total tomorrow nation. team usa earning even more gold in rio. good morning, it's 6:30 a.m. on this wednesday, august 10. i'm michael gargiulo. >> and i >> it will be much more muggy and we're tracking some rain mainly to the east of new york city. showers around hamptons and hudson valley. most of that will miss us over the next few hour, but the rain chance lingers throughout the day. 77, that is our starting point. lots of clouds and high humidity heading into your wednesday.
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trust me, it will feel like 95. oppressively humid throughout the day. we'll talk about the heel heat advisory coming up. and some of the same problems out there. new jersey behind me, you can see nice and green. you're having a nice ride this morning. but it's really in queens that we're having the issues. jackie robinson parkway remains shut down around grand central. this is all because of an unauthorized vehicle that needs to be bag backed offed roadway. and a accident van wyck delays past queens boulevard. a shooting at a church community center in jersey city all happening outside near park street and tracie strahan is
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with this investigation who confirms to me that three people were shot here, two of them just minors being treated at a local hospital. i can show you video of what it looked like when we arrived, but this shooting happened just before midnight. it was actually inside of holy ghost tabernacle ministries. there was reports that there was a party going on inside and that a man shot in the head has succumbed to his injuries. but again that two young women were shot here. we're hearing the youngest just 12 years old. and earlier today we spoke to a resident who heard the gunshots and couldn't believe exactly where it happened. >> you can't solve every problem, but i'm just shocked that it happened in a church. >> reporter: officials have since cleared the scene here,
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in charge of the information and investigation. and 6:33. new this morning, police are searching for the vandals who targeted several cars and home on lock islands. take a look at the damage left behind. you can see several cars were spray painted, vandals also put their mark on the garage door of a home. police say the today gra feeity gang members are responsible. 14 cars were reportedly vandalized. and a snoop dog concert ended with a trip to the hospital with alcohol poisoning. they were at a concert at the jones beach theater last night. law enforcement sources tell us 13 teens had to be rushed to the hospital because of alcohol intoxication. among them a 15-year-old girl who was unresponsive. other fans treated at the site.
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complaints following an exchange involving the department of transportation. it started when a council speaker posed a tweet and they responded saying crews were notified but she said the fastest way to get a response was to call 311. she asked that that tweet was a joke or was it an automated response problem with the tweet, they said it seemed like she wanted special treatment by telling the dw o.t. that's not how they should respond to an elected official. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. so rafael, no doubt today it will be hot, we will feel it, just the way it is. >> yeah, all of a sudden you step out and the humidity is back. it came back overnight while you were sleeping. it's very tropical in new york
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these waking up to 77, already a very warm start, as well. even geep into the hudson valley, 73 morristown and 75 degrees down the shore in long branch. heat advisory goes in to effect for these counties, five boroughs, 2:00 today until 8:00 tomorrow. and i think they will stepped it into the weekend and maybe expand it to a heat watch or warning. it will be so hot and humid a gets worse day by day. today 85 your high, feels like 95 though. on and off showers or storms so have the umbrella. we'll take a look at your ten day forecast in a few minutes. just got a text from my mom, she's going somewhere this morning, let me know when that accident on the van wyck clears. mom, i will. still have delays out there.
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right now harlem and new haven lines, 10 to 15 minute delays because of an earlier disabled train. and subway, delays on downtown 5 trains right now because of some signal problems. and alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. and we'll have more on the van wyck accident coming up. right now three of new york's bravest are in the hospital critically injured while responding to a huge fire in the bronx. medical center. >> reporter: you hear about these injuries, so shock. one of the fireman rm had his arm suffered, another firefighter suffered a heart attack. they are here recovering at jacobi medical. this was an enormous fire, it destroyed and severely damaged five houses on east 235th street. one of the injured firefightered we saw him being rushed to an ambulance and we've learned the
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the three firemen, 51-year-old joseph brady, he suffered a heart attack. there is another fireman 44-year-old sean o'rourke, he was hurt in a fire truck crash. he nearly lost his arm. 34-year-old firefighter about patrick morello was diagnosed with a heat stroke, he was on the roof cutting a hole and when he came back down, he collapsed in front of paramedics. >> the conditions these firefighters work under are extremely difficult and but they do a good job. today it caught up with us. >> reporter: as you can imagine, the fdny is extremely concerned for these firefighters who remain in the hospital. there is also the another strong message the fire department is putting out there for parents, grandparents, to talk to their children about the dangers of playing with fire because remember, it was children according playing on a hot stove
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back to you. >> katherine creag, thank you. a demonstrations in ferguson ended in violence. >> somebody is shooting! >> protesters ran for cover when someone started shooting, it happened less than a minute after one protester was hit by a car. witnesses say that shooter was apparently aiming at the vehicle. nobody in the car was hit. spokesman for the city says the driver is cooperating with police. and n in florida are investigating a deadly accident occurring a role play scenario. a woman was chosen at random to participate in a shoot or don't shoot simulation put on by the puta gorda police academy, but the officer's gun had live ammunition instead of blanks. he shot and killed the female. the officer involved is on administrative leave. results of a justice department investigation suggest
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racially biased. the probe was launched after the death of freddie gray in police custody. investigators reviewed more than six years of record. they say baltimore police routinely stopped searched and arrested city's black residents without provocation. chris christie signed a bill requiring the state to develop cultur cultural diversity training. he had vetoed a personal bill that he said was mandate. and in rio, michael phelps will be swimming in some qualifying heats. but last night, the finals, two more gold, upped his own medal count to 25, 21 of them gold. he claimed gold in 2900 meter butterfly and he helped the
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meter freestyle. ryan lochte has 12 medals of his open, so he's the second most decorated male swimmer ahead of the great mark spitzspitz. >> and u.s. women gymnastics dominated. laurie hernandez couldn't hold back her excitement as she received her medal. her performance was leg during the floor exercise and simone biles pulled off one of the toughest vaults possible. she and aly raisman who also h in the singles all-around. >> i think simone said it best, team gold is the best gold we're we're all there for each other and he with want the best for each other. so it's really cool. >> they're the sweetest. after their dominating performance, the women dubbed themselves the final five, because they're the last team under their coach who is retiring, and then the next olympics, the teams will only have four members.
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tennis court, no gold for serena williams. she was beaten by ukraine in straight sets. serena may have had a shoulder injury. she's expected to play in the u.s. open later this month. >> and it's not just olympic gold making news in rio. take a look at this olympic green. the water in the olympic diving pool to the right mysteriously turned from the clear blue to tuesday. and nobody seems to know why. there is speculation it could be caused by algae. officials say the water quality is fine and it poses no risk to the divers. "today" is live in rio. hoda will sit down with the women's gymnastics team. all that and more ahead at 7:00 a.m. 6:41 right now. coming up next, a battle brewing over barges. we'll tell you about the fight
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and that will be the trend thought the day. we're tracking rain in suffolk county. any rain that happens today could contain a heavy downpour. showers also off to the north in the hudson valley. really could rain anytime, but especially in the afternoon. this is what you're waking up to, muggy and 76 degres already in valley stream. nassau county, a warm start for
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massapequa. it's all about the dew points. above 70, that is uncomfortable. and it wasn't like this yesterday or the day before. this all moved in overnight as the air mass became tropical from the south. we have this scale of misery here, so you can see just how it will feel over the next couple of days. this is today 2:00 and dew points are in the mid-70s, upper 70s down the jersey shore, that is between tropical and awful and that is everywhere even in the hudson valley right across heading into tomorrow, not much changes here. you can see dew points still in that tropical and awful range. and this goes on for days like that. that's why the heat will just stick around and it will feel so bad. you can see this is what it feels like today, 95. so even though temperatures in the 80s because of the humidity, it will feel like 95 in midtown. you want to cut down strenuous activity especially tomorrow. this is what it feels like
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and it goes up from there in the ten day forecast. take a look at those numbers. 93 on friday, it will feel more like 100 to 105. saturday more of the same. scattered storms every day. so have the umbrellas handy right through the weekend. we want to get to a commuter alert on the major deacon expressway. kai simonsen is in chopper >> reporter: injuries involved in this except. these are live pictures of the northbound deegan, you can see one of the vehicles involved in a three car accident. and as i said, at least one injury. we just saw someone being wheeled away on a stretcher. in the meantime, we have the two left lanes blocked heading into this area and delays are backed up all the way to west fordham road. you can see nothing but a long row of cars. of course we will continue to
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live in chopper 4, i'm kai simonsen. >> jackie robinson westbound had been shut down for a while, all lanes have reopened. so delays should ease out. we have an accident van wyck expressway near queens boulevard. delays back to belt parkway. and bqe, still an accident westbound out by the kosciuszko bridge, delays back to northern boulevard. and a live look inbound lincoln tunnel, you have a 25 minute wait into the toll. 15 or less at the george washington bridge. and finally on the rail, metro north reporting 10 to 15 minute delays on the harlem and new haven lines because of a disabled train. and we still have delays out there on downtown 5 trains. back to you. the "today" show is coming up and we'll check in right now with matt and hoda in rio.
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coming up in rio on a wednesday morning, much more on that historical u.s. women's gymnastics team. hoda had a chance to catch up with the final five right after they dominated in that competition. >> they were loose and happy. also ahead, michael phelps adds two more gold medals to his up beatsable olympic record. we'll hear from him and two of his teammates will join us live. >> plus if the olympics have you inspired to travel, don't miss our special steals wear a jacket from rio on a wednesday morning on today. can i tell you? it's blowing like 30 miles an hour here. >> it really is. darlene, i have a jean jacket on my lap. and i'll put it out if i need to. >> you look fabulous and that's really what matters. >> matt will have a knit hat on. all right, guys, have a great
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for the love. ?? new this morning, a shooting at a community center leaves at least flee injured. >> reporter: and an official familiar with the investigation here confirms that two of the people shotid this all happened just before midnight at the hoy ghost tabernacle ministries. a 12-year-old is said to be the youngest victim grazed on the face, a 16-year-old wounded in the head. we're still working to one firm reports that a man inside was shot and killed. back to you.
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>> a couple problems out there. there is an accident on the queensboro bridge, disabled vehicle lower level. and still have heavy delays westbound on the bqe because of an accident by the kosciuszko bridge. and van wyck, northbound an accident, southbound a disabled vehicle. and kai simonsen is live in chopper 4 over an accident on the major deegan heading north out by van cortland park south. it is blocking the left lane. take a the way back to the cross-bronx expressway. so extremely heavy. southbound we're starting to see rubber necking delays, as well. northbound especially the deegan is a spot to avoid. head to the bronx river parkway instead. >> and one more check the weather. >> such a miserable day out there. humidity, you cannot avoid it. and take a look at the radar picture, we're tracking showers
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valley. downpours are possible anytime throughout the day. heat advisory starts at 2:00 today through 8:00 tomorrow evening. it will feel like mid-90s today and upper 90s tomorrow. it's sweaty, unstable. extra hairspray will be needed. 85 your high today, humidity stays around the next few days. tonight town down to 75. an it gets hotter day by day. tomorrow it will feel like 95 with a high of 89. muggy heading into the weekend. temperatures in the mid-90s, going to feel like 100 plus friday and saturday especially. you see storms every day in the 10 day forecast. it won't be raining the whole time. it will be mainly in the afternoon especially north and west of town. but it will be a rough stretch of heat and especially humidity. so stay cool anyway you can. >> and stay with us for local
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