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. right now an overnight fire rips through a home and takes two lives in new jersey. we're on the scene. oscar, what do you have to say about the charges? >> plus, a man charged in the murders of two local religious leaders prepares to judge. and the new jersey olympian who has yet another reason to be all smiles. "today in new york" starts now. good morning everybody. tuesday morning. it's august 16th. i'm darlene rodriguez. i'm michael gargiulo. storm team 4's chris cimino here with today's weather headlines. are we going to be all smiles, chris? >> no, i don't think so. >> thank you very much. >> showers and thunderstorms early this morning, mainly south and east of the city.
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the heat and humidity comes back up a little bit today. it backed down briefly today. but still a hot one. we have the heat advisory northeast sections of new jersey, down the coastline and the five boroughs including the city of course. feels-like temperatures could reach mid and upper 90s. the bigger picture shows, more significant line of showers to the west. eval and this evening. look for another hazy warm humid day. high temperature close to the 90-degree mark. >> say good morning to lauren scala. good morning everyone. you can see all green on the maps. we do have accidents on the roads this morning. glenn glen cove road and -- you can see minor delays through
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ilt, that shuts down two lanes. there's a vehicle fire there. more weather and traffic on the 4s. thanks, so much lauren. it's 4:32 right now. the man who police say killed a local iman is preparing to face a judge. oscar more he will was charged last night. katherine creag is in queens with more. >> reporter: good morning to you, darlene. you saw in the video the suspect led out of the station house. we expect to see him at the courthouses later today when he will face a judge for arraignment. according to the nypd, they have bags of evidence linking the suspect to two crimes, a hit and run and also a double murder. oscar more rel is the suspect. security cameras captured video of his suv striking a bicyclist. that took place moments after an
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and killed saturday afternoon. detectives, we are told, traced back the suspect's suv and license plate to his home on miller avenue in east new york. that's where they cornered him. police say they tried to get away. detectives from the fugitive task force approached the car and he rammed the detective's car several times in an effort to get away. he was placed under arrest without further >> reporter: sources say they recovered a weapon they believe it's the same one used in the murder of the imam and the imam's sis tachblt a huge prayer service yesterday. so many mourning the loss. something else recovered by investigators, clothing that matches what was seen on the suspect who killed the imam and his assistant. back to you, darlene. katherine creag, thank you.
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investigators on the scene of a fatal fire in belmar. that fire breaking out about 9:30 last night. flames swept flew the two-story house. several fire departments were called to the scene. two men were found dead along with a dog. it's not clear if they were trapped in the flames or died trying to get out. today in massachusetts, vanessa marcotte will be laid to rest. she's the google account manager from new york city who was murdered while jogging. her body was found a week home. she put up a struggle with her killer. so far, no arrests have been made. now to the floods in southern louisiana. a seventh body was pulled from -- the rain may have stopped but search and rescue operations do continue. some areas got more than two feet of rain in 48 hours creating some of the worst flooding the state has seen. in ascension parish south of
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using boats to get around. 4:34 right now. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. officials were telling people by loud speaker to stay where you are, we'll get to you. it's going to take time. they don't want people hanging out on the road because they don't know what's in the water. >> two feet of rain in 24 to 48 hours. a tremendous problem down there. looks like even a little more rain on the way. meantime for us, got the rough later this afternoon and evening. it's warm and muggy. what else is new? 82 in elmhurst. 78 in city island. towards the north and west, up ir 60s to the low 70s. monticello the coolest spot at 66. the city, the warm spot holding on to 80 degrees. we're in a marginal to, again, a slight risk for severe weather later thon afternoon and evening. most of the area, little less of a chance as the air is more stable towards the water. in the meantime, the
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today, we'll have to watch them closely. the morning starts out muggy, 87 at noon. 90 at 3:00. if it's 90, it will be six in a row. for argument's sake, we get six in a row. makes us feel good in the weather department. >> we like when you feel good in the weather department. we wish we could feel better in the traffic department. overnight track work. fastrack back out there on the l. no service between junction and lori mer street. the ones listed here, they're all affected. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect today. the serious boating death in long island sound. authorities recovered the body of andrew weiss yesterday. two days after his empty boat
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the dinghy was damaged. they want to hear from anyone who heard anything suspicious. a security scare at kennedy airport. >> get down on the ground! get down! >> look at that. investigators now say it looks like travelers celebrating usain bolt's gold medal win may have prompted unfounded reports of gunfe flights and evacuations of terminal 1 and 8. video posted from media shows the crowd and the confusion was really at a real high. one passenger described the panic. >> a thousand people coming down on me and all were screaming and my mother -- we have to leave her. that was devastating. >> port authority police have
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through hours of security footage and they found no evidence of gunshots. disturbing to see that scene. >> scary to see that happen at jfk. tonight is the final night of women's gymnastics at the rio games. simone biles and aly raisman competing in the floor exercise. >> last night it was simone biles and laurie hernandez on the balance beam. biles did make a mistake, though during her routine. she touched the beam. that cost her the gold medal. but the a bronze medal. laurie hernandez wowed the crowd with her silver medal worthy routine. a gymnast from the netherlands won gold. >> we got that team gold a couple days ago. that was amazing. just to be able to go out there individually and win my own medal is nice. adorable. before the competition, simone biles tweeted out old photos of
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be competing at the olympics. it also reads, dream big. >> super nice. allyson felix made u.s. olympic history running in the 400 meters and barely edged out by miller from the bahamas. she dove over the finish line. felix was trying for a record breaking fifth gold medal. with the silver, she's the most decorated woman in track and field history ahead of jackie joyner-kersee. the bronze in the olympic 3,000 meter steeplechase and became the first u.s. woman to win since that debuted in beijing. >> the updated medal count. the u.s. continuing to dominate. 74 medals over all. the most gold, silver and bronze of any country. followed by china and great
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highlights. newark star boxer returning to the ring and also beach volleyball showdown there. you can read up on the highlights all ahead. the mother of a u.s. volleyball player had her suitcase and everything in it blown up in rio. cindy lloyd said she was running late to see her daughter's match. she dropped the suitcase off at the cruise ship but was left unattended. norwegian cruise line apologized and will reimburse her for everything that was lost. >> they don't want to take any chances. still to come, more information about the olympians who were robbed in rio. why some believe the athletes were set up. monkey on the loose. one walmart worker's parking lot run-in and where that animal came from. >> a monkey there. we're going to have weather and traffic on the 4s.
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out east, temperatures in the 70s. generally in the 70s as well. dew point is an indication of the comfort level. when we have dew points in the mid-70s, that's tropical to marginally awful feeling out there. as we go into the evening hours, look what happens. goes to 77 by 9:00. very, very uncomfortable from later on this afternoon i with a front approaching, a good chance of seeing showers and thunderstorms. look what happens to the dew point tomorrow. by 4:00. it's in the upper 50s. that falls back into the ice category. we get a break for the middle and end of this week. early on this morning, couple of lighter showers. most dying out. lower end much brooklyn, that's moving east along the south shore of nassau county. few lighter showers off ocean county. that's the warm front sitting
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that's going to get on through. future tracker shows a break of clouds. if the clouds hang tougher, we don't get 90. see an early round of showers and thunderstorms between 3:00 and 5:00. the significant line comes in between 7:00 and 9:00. that could contain potentially severe thunderstorms and still another round overnight to midnight or so. then it starts to dry out. a fair amount of clouds early across the hudson valley, mid to upper 80s across most of long island. by tomorrow, the showers and thunderstorms threat is out of here. temperatures warm in the upper 80s. it doesn't cool off. not a strong cold front other than lowering the humidity for thursday and friday. still upper 80s to near 90. the return of afternoon showers
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the return of lauren scala. >> let's talk about the roadwork out there. there's plenty of it. we'll start with route 17, which is shut down southbound between midland avenue and the garden state parkway. not a delay yet. i'll let you know if one grows. the cross bronx expressway, it is a slow ride eastbound. construction by eastbound and westbound by westchester avenue. that one seems to be moving better. all lanes are shut down until 5:00 a.m. between 95th and bypass this. heading to long island, sunrise highway closed between deer park avenue and -- you can see a slow ride through here alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. the next weather and traffic update on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you very much. angry queens residents say they'll protest every night until they open a homeless
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demonstration in mass tess. they argued with a commissioner in town hall. the city is promising around the clock security. residents insist the location is wrong for a shelter. >> where do they go during the day? >> my elementary school is located around the corner. >> they want to put 200 people with no jobs or nowhere to go sitting here all day. >> the homeless shelter is needed there. officials are wli consider alternative locations within the community. they will remember a staten island teen who took his own life. another wake is scheduled for daniel fitzpatrick. according to a letter he left behind, the 7th grader hanged himself because of bullying at his school. his family claims holy angels catholic academy did not do enough to stop classmates from picking on him. >> beautiful, kind, compassionate young man.
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we don't want any other families to have to go through this. >> school officials insist they did everything in their power to stop the harassment. >> they hosted a bullying prevention training program and suspended certain students. fitzpatrick's funeral is set for tomorrow. today is the funeral for an elderly woman who died during a police demonstration. mary noll ton was participating in a seminar where civilians learn more abo officers do their job. a police officer accidentally shot and killed her during a shoot, don't shoot demonstration. the gun used in that demonstration was not supposed to be loaded. after two nights of unrest in milwaukee, it was calmer last night. police say they made six arrests after some heated confrontations. there was also a 10:00 p.m. curfew for those under the age 18. the mayor is calling for the release of a body camera.
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traffic stop and raising a gun. a police officer fires two fatal shots. another legal setback for bill cosby's defense team. an appeals court rejected the attempt to reseal testimony that cosby gave back in 2005 about having extramarital affairs and getting quaaludes to give to woman. court ruled documents are now public knowledge and that can't be nearly 9,000 firefighters are battling eight large wildfires burning across california. overnight, police arrested and charged one man for arson. they say he's responsible for the clayton fire which caused over $10 million in damages and destroyed more than 175 homes in clear lake. the suspect is charged in connection with several fires over the last year. also, we're finding out that an american tourist is among the dead from a powerful earthquake in peru.
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in a hotel and it fell on top of him essentially. the 5.4 tremor struck sunday. four people were killed. many lived in an adobe i home that crumbled around them. former police chief in rio de janeiro says the armed robbery of swimmer ryan lochte and three teammates may have been a setup. the cabbie may have been in on the robbery early sunday with lochte and his teammates. they were riding back to the was pulled over by a group of men posing as police. one of the men put a gun to his head, their wallets and cell phones taken. nobody was hurt. police in ohio looker on the lookout for a monkey spotted in a walmart parking lot. >> apparently the monkey's owner did not want to leave it in a hot car. the monkey had a run-in near the shopping carts before the owner
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away. ohio state officials are trying to track the woman down to find out if her monkey is properly registered. >> okay. 4:52 now. still to come, caught off guard, the dangerous close lightning strike caught on camera. we'll show you the video next. you're watching "today in new york." across new york state, from long island to buffalo, from rochester to the hudson valley, from albany to utica, creative business incentives, iversity partnerships, and the lowest taxes in decades are creating a stronger economy and the right environment in new york state for business to thrive. let us help grow your company's tomorrow- today
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and right now you can get 100 meg internet with equal upload and dowloads speeds, tv and phone for just $69.99 per month online. cable can't offer internet speeds this fast at a price this good. only fios can. welcome back. check out this scary sky here in indiana. multiple tornadoes have been reported across indianapolis yesterday. emergency officials say buildings are either damaged or destroyed and trees are down. so far, though, no reports of anyone hurt. in texas an entire family was hurt from a lightning strike that was caught on camera. watch as tim powell unloads something from the back of his car. his wife inside the car while their little boy plays on the patio. all of a sudden, a bolts of
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runs to him covering his ears. his wife jumps out of the car holding her back. they all suffered from buns and bruises. that's crazy to see that. >> he would have been safe in the car. outside the car -- >> may have been touching something, too. >> technically a car is grounded. but you can have injuries. they always tell you each in a car when you're outside, close the vents. lightning can come through any type of opening in a car. >> i never would have thought of that. >> to make it perfect, you have to be sealed in the car. that's the danger of lifetime inning. we'll have our share of that later on today into the evening hours. dangerous thunderstorms. right now, temperatures 80 in the city. that's the warm spot. 77 islip. a lot of lower 70s for most of the suburbs. the humidity is back up higher than it was. you see that lightning bolt, there will be showers and storms
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high temperature 90. if we make it to 90, it would be six in a row. be more cloud cover out there. first half of tonight could be stormy too. clearing skies after midnight with a low temperature of 76. we'll start to feel better again though as the humidity comes down by later tomorrow afternoon. through probably the rest of the week. we catch a little bit of a break. don't expect freezing when you step out. it will still be 90. it will feel better with the humidity down. >> thanks, >> good morning. fastrack again. no service in either direction between broadway junction and loreimer streets. if you're on the buses, two detours today. the b 6768 in the city. the beach -- the ocean can be dangerous each deadly when there's no lifeguards on duty. >> a report of two people at the
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waving for help. the caller is at the water's edge. >> that went out yesterday in asbury park after the lifeguards ended their shift. a man was in distress. three other people swam out to save him. they ended in trouble also. firefighters and police had to pull everybody out of the water. >> just looked exhausted. he just barely hanging on. >> we got three or four days of weather l heat. >> just down the shore, bradley beach, one swimmer vanished at after the lifeguards were gone. that person is still missing. lots of people in new jersey somerset county can drop their flood insurance now that new protections are in place. we've seen the raritan river inundate communities many times, especially in bound brook. yesterday the state announced the green brook flood control project. it should stop the flooding.
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million. city of yonkers wants to build two new schools but they don't have the money or approval to get it done. under negotiations to get it done near grant park. city officials admit the schools haven't been designed yet and no money in the budget to pay for them. >> the police department is ready to deploy its new drone. they want to use it in missing person's cases. along with helping tactical squads and taking photos, are popular. greenberg has one and tarrytown is looking to purchase their own. the nfl reportedly threatening to suspend players for using performance enhancing drugs. the nfl wants the steelser james harrison and julius peppers and mike neal to meet with investigators by august 25th. if they don't, the nfl says they
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in news for your health. a british study links a common painkiller to behavioral problems in children. the study of pregnant women who took acetaminophen said they had behavioral problems by age 7. higher rates of hyperactivity, conduct issues and emotional problems in those children. doctors caution the study does not mean women should stop taking the drug commonly used to treat pain or >> longer life span for you as well. british researchers found your chance much survival increases 70% for every decade the parent lives past the age of 70. people with longer living parents -- heart disease, stroke and cancer. that's good. >> it sure is. it is coming up on 5:00 a.m. if you're heading out the door, take us with you. >> keep watching "today in new york" by downloading the "news 4 new york" app on europe mobile device.
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flames over take a home in new jersey and take two lives in the process. >> the man charged in the death of two religious leaders is about to face a judge. new this morning, a major settlement with a family of a new yorker shot and killed by police. "today in new york" starts now. good morning. it's 5:00 a.m. on this tuesday. it's august 16th. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm darlene rodriguez. chris cimino has the forecast. good morning, chris. >> good morning, gieps. not a big change other fact we bring back more humidity. it's a warm to hot day. because of that, a heat advisory in effect in the northeast counties much new jersey and central and southern new jersey on south. feels-like temperatures could reach 95 to 100 during the course of the afternoon. it's in effect from noon until 10:00. a warm front is approaching us this morning. that's causing a couple of light showers in the area. most of us are rain-free. upper 60s in stamford. 72 in west port. 74 in greenwich this morning. into the city, that's the warm

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