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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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new jersey. elsewhere, the mid-70s. planning ahead, plan on another hot day. 87 at noontime. a slight chance of an isolated shower -- really have to watch the sky for thunderstorms and high near 90. lauren, what do you have for us? >> we have a vehicle fire in the process of extinguished on the new jersey turnpike. southbound all lanes are closed. traffic diverted interchange 13. you will be able to get around it. something to keep in mind. we have slowdowns on the cross bronx expressway because of roadwork eastbound by webster avenue. two lanes are closed. that's scheduled to be out there by 6:00 a.m. more weather and traffic on the 4s. lauren, thank you very much. the fatal fire that took two lives in new jersey late last night. this happened on 14th avenue in belmar. police department still there on the scene right now as is "today in new york's" tracie strahan.
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>> reporter: michael, you can still smell the smoke from this fire hours after it happened. as you mentioned, police still guarding this ohm on the 200 block of 14th avenue. take a look at this destruction. from front to back. this home completely burned. burned from top to bottom. all of this happening around 9:30 last night. let's show you the massive emergency response that came here to try and battle flames that broke out, last night. mayor dougherty from belmar actually says that two men were killed here. he says units from belmar were assist fd from avon, spring lake, wall and neptune. he called all of the firefighters heroes. it took about two hours to get the flames under control. in addition to the two fatalities, there are reports that a dog was killed here as well. as we bring you back live, the cause of the fire, of course, under investigation.
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county sheriffs department, the fire marshal is in charge of this investigation. we expect him to be out here later today. back to you. >> tracie, thank you very much. 5:03, the man who police say killed two reling us leaders in queens is set to be arraigned today. oscar morel was charged with murder last night. katherine creag is in kew gardens queens with the story. kat, good morning. >> reporter: darlene, good morning. an nypd investigators are telling us they do have the double murder. we expect to see him at this courthouse a little later on where he will be arraigned. a big question is, though, what was the motive. we want to show you that video again of the suspect. oscar morel as he was led out of a police station last night. police cameras captured video of the suv in a separate crime striking a bicyclist moments
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akonjee and. they traced back the suv and license plate to him in east new york brooklyn. they cornered him and police say he tried to get away. at a funeral service for the victim, emotions ran my high. >> >> we want justice. thank you very much. >> reporter: a funeral service, we mentioned, hundreds of people gathered there to mourn the victims. we're also learning from sources that during the search of the detectives recovered a weapon. they believe it's the same gun used in the murder. again, the suspect, oscar morel will be here later on at this courthouse for arraignment. back to you, darlene. >> katherine creag, thank you. 5:04. time for a check of weather and traffic on the 4s. a little after 5:00 a.m. it's 80 degrees. >> i'd say no. probably not. the humidity is up too. that's the main feature. with the heat and humidity
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severe storm prediction center put us as a slight risk for severe thunderstorms. we'll have to watch the sky late this afternoon. any one of the storms could contain strong damaging winds and heavy downpours and frequent lightning. even a slight chance of a small-scale tornado. we'll keep an eye on it as it evolves. this morning, it's relatively quiet. a few showers have died on out. most of them to the south. won't rule out a especially south of the city. there's a cold front and a stronger one to the west. that's the catalyst for the threat of nasty thunderstorms later on today. your day planner, a mix of clouds and hazy sunshine. the humidity is back in full force. 87 at noon. forecasting a high of around 90. we'll watch for the storms by day's end. let's go over to lauren scala. >> it's time to auk about detours. the city is on detour.
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good. major commuter lines look good. no delays or service changes. don't forget to move your car today. >> alternate side of the street are back in effect. the next weather and traffic update on the 4s. >> 5:06 right now for the first time since the games began, team usa never made it to the top of the medal stand. >> today, though, the americans are hoping to get back to their winning ways. jay gray has a closer look at what's ahead today, jay. michael and darlene. always great to talk to you guys. no gold for team usa yesterday. but the americans still grabbed a handful of medals. helping them keep the overall lead. a flip and a slip for simone biles leaves her holding on for bronze on the balance beam. she laurie hernandez won silver. allyson felix is the most
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400 kept her off the top of the medal stand when miller took a dive at the finish line. >> i heard my mom screaming. i figured okay, i had to have won the race. >> first american woman to medal in the steeplechase. she grabbed the bronze. usain bolt back in action today. his favorite race. gymnastics wraps up. biles trying to add a fourth gold to her collection in the floor exercise. she's the reig also today, the highly anticipated match, kerri walsh jennings and april ross taking on the brazilian team at copacabana beach trying to get to the gold medal match in beach volleyball. that's the latest live in rio. back to you. still more gymnastics. the chance for two individual gold are up for competitions today? >> reporter: well, we've got the
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two medals from there. obviously, simone biles, who is the reigning world champ right now. aly raisman also, they finished 1-2 in that competition. maybe it could be another 1-2 for team usa. >> that would be great. all right, jay. >> jay, see you in a little bit. thank you so much. it's 5:08. a heartbreaking moment in rio. a sprinter from france didn't get a chance to run all because of a split second mistake. qualifying heats of the men's 100 meter hurdles. because of olympic rules, he was automatically disqualified for the false start. afterward, he was visibly upset over his mistake. he appeared to be on the verge of tears. wow. >> watching that last night and heartbroken. you forget the olympic rules. that's it. you're done. >> so many years it takes to get to that point. >> you felt badly for him. check out nbcnewyork.com for
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beach volleyball showdown. >> you can read up on the athlete, get highlights and get details on the must-see matchups ahead. there was another mishap at the olympics. a large elevated tv camera came crashing down to the ground and injured some people. two of the guide tables that hold the camera snapped. it fell more than 60 feet. landed at the concourse outside the basketball arena. it was like a flying saucer coming down. the olympic says everyone injured was treated and released. the former newtown teacher accused of bringing a loaded gun to school will be in court to get charges dropped. he was charged with bringing it inside newtown school. state law prohibit firearms on school grounds. it's less than two miles away from the sandy hook elementary school shootings. adams was placed on
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afterwards. 5:10 now. new york city has reached a 4 hl middle school settlement with the family of akai gurley. he was shot and killed by a police officer in 2014. under the settlement, the money goes to his daughter and it can't be touched until she reaches the aim of 18. peter liang, the former officer was ordered to pay $25,000 to the girl's mother. we're now finding out that a retired nypd detective pulled the trigger at a long island that turned deadly. 61-year-old irvin nowak wounded his two sons sunday before turning the gun on himself. the former officer died. his sons remain in critical condition. it happened at the family's home in belfort. details are not clear. coming up on 5:11. rudy giuliani facing harsh
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morning. the man accused of killing a local imam and his assistant will be arraigned today. oscar morel charged with criminal possession of a weapon. half hour. the much anticipated world trade shopping center opens its doors today. westfield world trade has 125 stores, plus a 41,000 square foot marketplace. street level into the transportation hub open on greenwich and church streets. the oriental packing company is recalling more than 370,000 pounds much curry powder because it may contain lead. a list of all the brands involved on our website,
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free burgers at each of its locations worldwide. the move is to celebrate the grand opening of the chain's 100th location in boston. the freebies are first come first serve. they open at 10:30. time for weather and traffic. we're talking about more humidity. unfortunately, back in the picture again today. got a little bit of a break. it was still uncomfortable and steamy. not as warm for some folks but it's a steamy, slight risk much thunderstorms later on in the afternoon and evening. i'll show you that possibility in a second. improving tomorrow. less of a chance of any storms. also humidity drops a little bit through the rest of the week. it's still going to stay warm. heat advisory in effect in the city. all of central and southern new jersey as well from noon until 8:00 in new jersey until 10:00 in the city. feels-like temperatures could range from 95 to near 100 at times in the mid to late afternoon. 79 west islip.
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east setauket at 75. city at 80. look at the water temperatures. 85 off the jersey shore. 72 newburgh. 72 in poughkeepsie. generally low 70s for the suburbs north and west. a random shower working up through portions of orange county. that's into ulster and duchess. sporadic in nature. could be a couple of light showers. warm front tries to move on through from the south and west. it's the cold front out to the west that really runs the b threat for us later on this afternoon. you can see on future tracker. this is 1:00. there's hazy sunshine between the clouds. that's for sure. these heating us up close to 90 degrees. from trenton to central new jersey, this is 4:00 in the afternoon. then a more significant line develops to the west of us. that moves from northwest to southeast between the hours of about 5:00 and 8:00. looks like heaviest over the city, close to 7:00. that moves eastward. then dissipates overnight.
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if we make it to 90, it will be six in a row for the heat wave. watch for the nasty norms possible late in the day and during the first half of tonight. could be stormy in spots. 76 the overnight low. it will quiet down after 10:00 or 11:00 at night. sun and clouds tomorrow. a refreshing breeze in the afternoon especially if the dew points drop significantly. it will get more comfortable in the upper 80s. stay in the upper 80s going through time. again, probably close to 90 thursday and friday unfortunately. may get sticky again tore a time on thursday. by the weekend, scattered showers and storms in the forecast for each afternoon and evening. maybe a bit of a break by next week sometime around tuesday or wednesday. what's the other -- treating us so far, lauren. >> we have a couple of problems on the roads already. let's start with the belt parkway. eastbound there's an accident by still well avenue. that takes out two lanes and there are delays out there already. the bayonne bridge, there's some equipment that's malfunctioning
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it's shut down in both directions. i'll keep a close eye on that for you. heading to the new jersey turnpike southbound, the outer roadway remains shut down just after interchange 13. you'll be diverted off the roadway there. you'll be able to get on afterwards or head to the inner roadway. that's still passable. truck route 1 and 9 -- it is -- might want to avoid that for northbound lanes reopened but southbound lanes shut down from 96th to 61st. the first few cars come around the bend. the fdr drive is completely open. more weather and traffic on the 4s. fdr open by lauren scala. now to presidential politics. donald trump push being a test for immigrants. torque's kerry barrett's is in the newsroom what he wants them to do before they're allowed to
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plan unveiled yesterday. >> he laid out this framework for dealing with terrorist threats in ohio during a speech. he said destroying isis would be the core of his foreign policy if he becomes president. this plan includes a new immigration proposal that he calls extreme vetting. it includes what he calls a cold war era ideological test. it would ban anybody who doesn't embrace american values. he also proposed commissions to define warning signs for radicalization. >> we should only admit into this country those who share our values and respect our people. in the cold war, we had an ideological screening test. the time is overdue to develop a new screening test for the threats we face today. >> meanwhile, while introducing running mate mike pence at the same rally in ohio, former new
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made a couple of remarks that are raising some eyebrows. >> by the way, under those eight years before obama came along, we didn't have any successful radical islamic terrorist attack in the united states. they all started when clinton and obama got into office. >> that's the souped bite that's getting a lot of play. it seems like he forgot about the 9/11 however, context is important. if you listen to the entire clip, he's referencing the time after those attacks and actually praising mike pence on his work on the patriot act, which of course is a result of those attacks. trump is in wisconsin today for an evening rally in west end. michael? >> kerry, thank you very much. people in orlando are upset with the location of donald trump's new campaign office. the republican party setting up across the street from the pulse
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place in june. 49 people were murdered there. many latino. one woman calls the office a slap in the face considering his comments about mexicans and undocumented immigrants. 5:21 now. pennsylvania's attorney general is vowing to appeal after being convicted n nine criminal charges, among them perjury. kathleen cain -- in an attempt to discredit a political rival. she faces up to seven years in prison. kaine is the first doc the first woman elected as pennsylvania's attorney general. she's not running for a second term. in this morning's cnbc money report, apple is gearing up to make a big splash with the next version of its iphone. the company received a patent that reveals plans for a waterproof or water resistant gadgets. the patent includes technology to edit photos taken underwater by iphones and ipads. apple has been behind the waterproofing trend, samsung
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years. >> got a wet phone in my family now. it's soaking in a bag of rice as we speak. today, the nypd is using a 3d simulator to drive home the dangers of driving while distracted. >> here's video from the it can wait simulator. shows what can happen when you take your eyes off the road for two seconds. when you put the virtual reality headset on, you can see the dangers firsthand. it's free and open at square park from 10:00 a.m. to noon. sit there for a while. still to come, it may be a first for paramedics, how they came to the aid of a squirrel. you're watching "today in new
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welcome back. 5:25. what's the temperature? what are we at, 80 degrees at 5:30 in the morning almost. >> i'd say it's back. but it never left. >> we know. >> humidity back up for a couple of hours yesterday. humidity is back a hong with the heat. that leads to showers and thunderstorms. there's the potential for any one of the storms to reach severe levels. we have to keep a careful eye. we'll keep you posted of any
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a row in central park. we talk more about that in the next half hour. there's the good news. the rails. metro-north. lirr transit path and subways are all operating without delays or service changes. we'll take a live look at the long island expressway in queens where you can see roadwork out the -- there's an exiting delay off the grand central parkway and people commuting westbound on the outer roadway. the main roadway doing just fine. >> thank you, lauren. >> first spopders helped rescue a curious squirrel. >> the animal got its head stuck in a cup. it was running around trying to get this cup off.
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they trapped the squirrel, got the cup off of its head and then the squirrel. they were clapping as they did it. got the cup off. >> scared, though. >> then watch what happened with the squirrel. did he stay and thank him? no. he ran off from the nutty situation. >> that was clever, right? you can't say here, squirrel. >> it's 5:27. still ahead, a new look at the chaos at kennedy airport. we talked about this pinpoint what started the whole thing. >> reporter: i'm kat dat live in queens where the suspect accused of killing two religious leaders will face a judge. we'll tell what you led detectives to its capture coming up. keep watching "today in new
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right now, a fast moving fire rips through a home 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 face a judge. the new jersey olympian who has yet another reason to be all smiles. "today in new york" starts now. 5:30 a.m. good morning everybody. tuesday morning august 16th. i'm darlene rodriguez. i'm michael gargiulo. chris cimino is here with the
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beat the heat -- >> too late. it's already 80 degrees in town. comfortable and muggy start to the day indeed. warm and sticky. it will feel like 95 to 100 this afternoon with the temperature combined with the humidity as it continues to climb. stronger storms this afternoon and in the evening hours. 81 elmhurst. 77 oceanside. towards the north and west. it's a little bit better. low 70s and upper 60s. clear to partly cloudy. plan on a day featuri 76 at noontime with a mix of clouds and sun. a better chance of seeing showers and storms, especially past 4:00. a little after 5:30, what are we finding on the commute? >> not too much so far. one accident on the belt parkway. still well avenue, exit. two lanes remain closed here. truck route 1 and 9, there's an accident by central avenue that's affecting traffic in both directions. you can see the delays here. if you're headed southbound,
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northbound remains shut down. more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. >> thanks so much, lauren. right now, the man who killed a local imam and his assistant is preparing to face a judge. authorities officially charged oscar morel last night. "today in new york's" katherine creag is in kew gardens queens with the story. >> reporter: he's charged with that double murder. but police lipgd him to a hit and run as well. we do expect to see the suspect, oscar morel at this courthouse. he is to be arraigned a little later today. when he was led out of a police station late last night, he didn't say anything to reporters. police say security cameras captured video of that suspect. oscar morel striking a bicyclist in his suv. that took place moments after an imam, akonjee and uddin who killed blocks away. detectives traced back the suv
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east new york brooklyn. police say he tried to get away. but he was arrested and an nypd chief talked about what led to that arrest. >> we were immediately responded to that location and pulled video from that corner and looked at the two cars and they were identicalidentical. we looked at stickers and decals on the windshields. they seemed identical. we had la funeral service where hundreds of people gathered to mourn the victims. two religious leaders beloved in the community. we're also learning from sources that during the search of the suspect's apartment, detectives recovered a weapon. they believe it's the same gun used in the murders and darlene, we're told that necessity put in evidence bags clothing that they believe were used the day of the killings. back to you, darlene. >> all right. in kew gardens, katherine creag, thank you. port authority police are
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airport. >> get down on the ground! >> look at this scene here. investigators say it looks like it was travelers who were celebrating usain bolt's olympic spript. it may have prompted -- evacuations of terminals 1 and 8. the dramatic video posted on -- shows armed officers and the confusion that happened. one panic she was caught up in. >> a thousand people coming down on me and all were screaming. a handicapped woman was next to me. my mother was -- we have to leave her, you know. that was devastating. port authority police scoured of the terminals and combed through hours of security video. they've found no evidence of gunshots. time for weather and traffic on the 4s starting off with
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back to the heat advisories again today. covering the city, the five boroughs, really central and southern new jersey. the entire state for that matter. lone exception northwest new jersey and eastern long island. feels-like temperatures 95 to near 100 with the heat and humidity combined by noon to 10:00 in the city. it's noon to 8:00 in the city. the areas shaded in yellow, we have a slight risk for severe thunderstorms later this afternoon. areas in green south and east, afr marginal risk e. nonetheless, thunderstorms could fire up. we've seen showers here and isolated shower or thunderstorm in parts of the area south and east and couple to the north and west. things are try for the -- it's time to push into that tropical-like air. that will be the fuel for producing showers and storms. 80 in the city and southwest wind. it transports more humidity in here. 87 at noon.
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and storms late afternoon and evening. lauren scala now has the latest on the commute. >> after an equipment malfunction -- the goethals is closed for 30 minutes. i'll let you know when that reopens. we have what's left of a tractor-trailer fire on the turnpike in the outer roadway by exit 13. things seem to be moving along okay through the area. if you're getting on the buses, two detours out there today. the b 68 for the city and new both on detour and alternate side of the street parking rules are back in effect today. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you. police are on scene of a fire that took two lives in new jersey. happened on 14th avenue in belmar late last night and the number of fire departments had to be called in to help put out the flames. tracie strahan is near the scene with the story now. tracie? >> reporter: michael, we're working to confirm reports that
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inside the home. the mayor tweeted out a thank you to the area fire departments calling them heroes. but still, the cause of this fire still under investigation. we'll show you now the emergency response to this. there were hotspots that remained when cameras arrived here. units from belmar were assisted from avon, spring lake, wall and neptune. it took about two the flames under control. the damage can be seen from top to bottom. all throughout. in addition to the two fatalities, there are reports that a dog was killed here as well. again, michael, as we bring you back live, police on the scene. this area has reopened to traffic. a lot of people saying they could see the fire from a few miles away here right near the beach. this is a large rental community. it remains unknown if the people that were inside of this home were actually renting it at the
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the scene here. thank you very much. today in massachusetts, funeral services will be held for vanessa marcotte. she was a google account manager from new york city murdered while jogging. her body was found a week ago in the woods near her parents' princeton, massachusetts home. she apparently put up a struggle with her killer. no one has been arrested so far. police in long island investigating the mysterious death of a boater. hi days after his empty boat washed ashore. the dinghy was damaged and appears to have been in an accident. police and coast guard want to hear from any boaters who saw anything suspicious saturday night. 5:38 now. in presidential politics. donald trump says he has a plan to keep terrorists from emigrating into the united states. >> i call it extreme, extreme vetting. >> yesterday during a speech in
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don't embrace american values should be kept out of the united states. trump did raise eyebrows by saying american forces should have seized the oil fields in iraq and democrats are firing back. >> no major party nominee in the history of the united states of america has -- don't cheer, just listen. has known lessor been less prepared to deal withur trump. >> new polls show that could be a long shot in new york state. a college survey puts clinton ahead by 30 points. when you include the green party and libertarian candidates, clinton retains a 25-point edge. 5:39 right now. in olympic news, gymnast simone biles will get a final shot at another gold. >> biles and teammate aly
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individual floor exercise. last night, missed out on the gold medal because of this mistake on the balance beam. after that flip, she used two hands to steady herself. but her performance was good enough. she still got the bronze. meanwhile, her teammate and new jersey native, laurie hernandez had a great performance on the balance beam. >> i love to describe you as someone with infectious joy when you're performing. >> thank you. through my face. i feel like that's why they call me the human emoji. >> adorable. sprinter allyson felix is the most decorated woman in u.s. track and field history ahead of jackie joyner-kersee. >> she won the meddle by a dive. look at miller from bahamas. she falls forward and she wins
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olympic debut. sidney mclaughlin from union catholic high school raced in a qualifying heat in the 400-meter hurdles. she placed fifth but it was good enough to make it to the next round. she'll run in the sem fienlts tonight. >> at 17, cool. the olympic 3,000-meter steeplechase. became the first woman to win that event since it debuted at the the u.s. continuing to dominate. 74 medals overall. including the most gold, silver, bronze of any country. china second with 46. followed by great britain and then russia. >> be sure to keng out nbcnewyork.com for the four to watch today. the highlights include star boxer returning to the ring. you can read up on the athletes and watch highlights. get details on the must-see matchups that are ahead.
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almost 5:45. talking about heat advisory for the city. a good portion of new jersey too. the humidity is back today. the feels-like temperatures could get to 95 to 100 degrees at time, especially mid to late afternoon. temperatures this morning, pretty warm at the start already. it's 76 in north merrick. 74 in butt -- massapequa. the city holding at 80 degrees. low 70 once you get to the catskills and pock knows. doourp an indication of -- the dew point is 75. again, that puts us in the tropical category. almost an awful feeling out there. through the afternoon, you can see it holds in that range until 3:00 in the afternoon. into the evening, it gets as high as 78. that's really way into the awful range and also way into the range where you start to add fuel to the possibility of some severe thunderstorms. each into the evening hours, it stays in the 70s.
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the dew points, watch what happens by late afternoon. it drops to the upper 50s. that's in the nice category. haven't said that in a while about the humidity or dew point. should feel much better by tomorrow end of day. a sticky day. future tracker, some sun at times. some pop-up showers and storms around 3:00, 4:00, 5:00. another band of showers and thunderstorms, the nastier band from the northwestern suburbs. east across long island. o eastward bound. as far as temperatures overnight. back to 76 after reaching 90 this afternoon. at the shore, we're looking at temperatures generally 84, sea bright, 86 long beach island. cooler south facing shorelines. wind off the water. a warm water temperature we're experiencing now. low 80s from the rockaways to fire island. wave heights 2 to 3 feet. rip current risk low to moderate in locations. moderate along the south facing shorelines.
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small craft advisory in effect. there's a moderate to high risk for lightning later on this afternoon and especially as we get closer to the evening hours. 88 tomorrow. maybe a light chance of a shower but less humid. upper 80s to near 90. more humidity in the mix. saturday and sunday, back to the -- showers and thunderstorms. that should last into the start of next week. heading out the door, trafficwise, lauren? >> east of city is doing well. as a westchester on the tappan zee bridge. i'll get that out to you as soon as we find out what it is. an accident on truck route 1 and 9 by central avenue that blocks two lanes. it's affecting traffic in both directions. the delays are worse northbound, though. definitely keep that in mind as you head out the door. in addition to that, an earlier truck fire out there on the new jersey turnpike southbound. the outer roadway. you still have two lanes blocked with cleanup from this after interchange 13.
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the goethals bridge right now. about 15 minutes left on that. bayonne bridge is open as well as the outer bridge crossing as alternate options. we'll take a live look at the brooklyn bridge. things are moving nicely on the span as well as on the bqe. you're in for a nice ride here. alternate side of the street parking rules are back in effect today. the next weather and traffic update on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you very much. protesters insist out every night to protest a shelter that they plan to open in their queens community. this is outside of a holiday inn express in mass tus. we showed you how the community rallied against that plan. the city is promising round the clock security. the residents insist that the location is wrong for a shelter. >> where do they go during the day?
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sitting here all day with no jobs. >> it's needed in mass -- on staten island, today a second wake will be held for a teen who took his life because of bullying. friends and family had say goodbye and remembering daniel fitzpatrick. according to a letter left behind -- his family claims holy angelsho do enough to stop it. >> beautiful, kind, compassionate young man. we need to grieve. 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. officials say they hosted a bullying prevention training program and suspended certain students. fitzpatrick's funeral is set for tomorrow. it's 5:49 now.
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bill cosby's -- cosby gave the testimony more than ten years ago and remained sealed until last year. they want it resealed to keep it from being used against him accusing the comedian of sex suel assault. ordering them resealed can't change the fact. some areas got more than feet of rain creating the worst flooding state has seen. 11,000 are staying in shelters. some people are using boats to get around. the governor estimated the total damage will exceed their $6 million threshold. in california a man faces arson charges in connection with a wildfire burning in the northern part of the state. they say he's responsible for the clayton fire which caused over $10 million in damages and
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numerous fires over in lake county over the past year. the members of the u.s. swim steam who were robbed in rio de janeiro may have bp set up by their cab driver. a former police chief tells nbc news that the cabbie may have been in on the robbery. early sunday, lochte and his teammates were riding back to the olympic village when their cab was pulled over by a group of men posing as police officers. one of the men put a gun to his head. taken but no one was hurt. a local police department plans to search forp people using drones. why officers say it's a good thing.
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a live lookt expressway. everyone is going i'm not getting out of the -- >> getting out the of the car. they don't even care. >> there might be a plan today. again, we've got temperatures heading towards 90. the humidity back up. that combination leading to a heat advisory in the city. it will also lead to isolated showers and thunderstorms. isolated early and more widespread in the evening hours. a good part of the day will not be raining. watch to watch the sky.
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76 the low in up to. stormy the first half of the night. once we're past 9:00 or 10:00, things will settle down. finally tomorrow, we catch a break from the humidity for at least a day or two. >> okay. >> we'll enjoy that day or two. >> we're really taking scraps right now. >> chris, thank you. we have problems on the new jersey turnpike. kai simonsen is live in chopper 4 over that. this is the outer roadway. this is anli there's a big old mess as they're cleaning up the debris. it's a little after 3:00. this is after interchange 13. the goethals bridge interchange. two road remain blocked. that's the outer roadway. some lanes get by on the outer roadway. theer inner roadway moving fine in both directions. still a big mess out there. >> the new rochelle police department ready to deploy a new drone.
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new this morning, a fire tragedy in new jersey when fast-moving flames kill two people. accused killer in custody. police are searching for the murder of a queens imam and his assistant. plus, the humidity returns and with it the chance for serious storms. "today in new york" starts now.
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tuesday morning, august 16th. i'm darlene rodriguez. i'm michael gargiulo. chris cimino is here with the forecast. chris, wa are we looking at today? yesterday we had a little relief. anything today. >> the break was the humidity came down. there were no thunderstorms. today the humidity is back and so are the thunderstorms. we get the trifecta. northeast sections of new jersey and central and southern new jersey for this afternoon into the evening, the feels-like temperatures could get to 95 to 100 degrees there. very uncomfore. sparta, califon, 74 in scots plains. get closer to the city, we're not 80. lost one degree. sounds better than 80 degrees at this hour of the morning. the heat and humidity will build. the first half of the day quiet. we have to watch after 3:00 or 4:00. especially when we hit 90. scattered showers and nasty thunderstorms could develop. we'll talk more about that in a bit. let's check in with lauren.
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up. a couple of things happening. after the turnpike and before the newark bay extension bridge. there's a disabled bus in the right lane. delays are building through here. where we are seeing the delays is truck route 1 and 9. out by central avenue, a serious accident. all lanes shut down northbound. southbound two lanes are blocked. extensive delays in both directions. more weather and traffic on the 4s. >> 6:01 right now. investigators are on the scene of a fatal fire in belmar. 9:30 last night. at the home on 14th avenue. flames swept through the two-story house. fire crews from several departments were called to the scene. two men were found dead along with a dog. "today in new york's" tracie strahan is in belmar speaking with neighbors. going to have a live update ahead at 6:30. right now an accused murderer is waiting to face a judge for the shooting death of a queen's imam and his
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-- kew gardens more. >> reporter: as you mejsed, he'll be here at this courthouse for arraignment later. we're also learning that the nypd has bags of evidence linking the suspect to the murders of those two religious leaders. the suspect, oscar morel. police say security cameras captured video of his suv involved in a hit and run when he struck a bicyclist. imam, maulama akonjee and his assistant were killed. they traced back the -- a license plate to his home on miller avenue in east new york brooklyn. that is where they cornered him. he tried to get away. >> detectives from the fugitive task force -- in an effort to get away.
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without further incident. >> here you see the funeral service for the two religious leaders where hundreds upon hundreds gathered to mourn the victims. we're learning from sources during the search of the suspect's apartments, they recovered a weapon that they believe was the same gun used in the murders. michael, we're told that there was clothing that they found that was used. at least they believe it was used in the murders that took place saturday afternoon. back to you, michael. >> kat, court appearance coming port authority police are looking for the cause of a security scare at kennedy airport. >> get down on the ground! >> investigators say right now, looks like travelers celebrating usain bolt's gold medal win may have prompted unfounded reports of gunfire that led to grounded flights and evacuations of terminal 1 and 8. dramatic video posted on social media shows a tense situation in the terminal.
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down on me and all were screaming and screaming. a handicapped woman was next to me. my mother was -- we have to leave her. that was devastating. >> port authority police say they scoured the terminals, they've combed through hours of security footage. they have found no evidence of gunshots. 6:04. time for a check of weather and traffic on the 4s. we've been playing this game with the temperature and the humidity. you can't get both on one day >> that's not the case. the temperature was back in the low 90s. humidity down a little bit today. we're close to 90s. the humidity is back up. it's steamy again out there. it will stay like that all day. slight risk of thunderstorms this afternoon into the evening hours. a bit of -- not so much early on. less humid was we continue on towards the rest of the
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east of the city. couple of pop-ups. there's a warm front trying to move on through. there's a cold front to the west. it will approach us going through time today and tonight that will spawn showers and thunderstorms. look for the heat and humidity at an uncomfortable level. near 90 at 5:00. an increasing chance for showers and storms. . we'll talk more about those in the ten-day outlook. any incidents going on, lauren? >> route 57. there are delays in the area. heading over to new jersey turnpike, the outer roadway, there's still ongoing cleanup from an earlier tt fire. not causing much of a delay right now. this is the outer roadway. it takes out two lanes. as the morning commute goes on, this will likely be there for a while. delays later on. head to the inner roadway to avoid it. the rails look good this morning. that includes the major commuter
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we'll have the next weather and traffic update on the 4s. 6:0 a on this tuesday morning. today team usa will go for gold as the gymnastics competition wraps up in rio. >> the u.s. did not make it to the top spot on the medal stand yesterday. that was for the first time on a daily basis since the games began. jay gray joins us from olympic park with more. jay, good morning. >> reporter: good morning darlene and michael. no gol but the americans did grab several key medals helping hem to add to the overall lead. flips and a slip for simone biles leaves her holding on for bronze on the balance beam. laurie hernandez won silver. allyson felix is the most decorated woman track and field. miller from the bahamas took a
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i figured i had to have won the race. >> the first american woman to medal in the steeplechase, she grabs the bronds. track and field continues today with usain bolt in the 200. he said that's his favorite race. gymnastics wraps up. biles trying to add a fourth gold to her collection in the floor exercise. she's the reigning world champion in the event. >> walsh jennings and april ross take on the duo in brazil trying to get to the gold medal round in beach volume wall. that should be a wild affair. that's the venue that's come really to define these rio games. it is a party every night on the sand there in copacabana. they'll be playing the home team favored. going to be a tough go. back to you guys. >> that might be the most exciting matchup this week.
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to watch volleyball, jay. >> reporter: no. i think it absolutely will be. it's there are been loud and out of control. i think it's going to be over the top when they get down there and get the match going. >> jay, we'll see you in your shorts and tank top at copacabana beach. looking forward to that. pictures tomorrow morning. here's a look at the updated medal count. u.s. dominating. 75 medals overnile. britain and russia. >> highlights include newark's star boxer returning to the ring and that beach volleyball showdown that jay was talking about. you can read up on the athletes, watch the highlights, get details on the must-see matchup ahead. now, also at the olympics, at this a. a television camera came crashing down. it was run by the olympic
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it in place snapped. it fell more than 60 feet and landed on the concourse outside of the basketball arena. search people were injured. but all of them were treated and released. a walk is planned in howard beach queens to remember careen vitt ran owe. today marks two weeks since she was killed while diving through spring creek park. a go fund me page set up by her -- to accept donations going towards a reward. as of this morning, more than today in massachusetts, vanessa marcotte will be laid to rest. she was the other jogger from new york city who was murdered. you may remember her body was found a week ago near her parents' princeton, massachusetts home. no arrests have been made in that case either. police aren't ruling out the possibility that the two murders could be linked. the former newtown, connecticut, teacher accused of bringing a gun to school today will be in court. jason adams is seeking
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erased. he was charged last april with bringing a loaded pistol inside newtown middle school. adams has a valid permit but state law pro hints firearms on -- adams placed on administrative leave and he later resigned. the ocean can be dangerous, even deadly when no lifeguards are on duty. >> a report of two people in the help. the. >> the rescue call went out saturday in asbury park new jersey afterlife guards ended their shifts. one man was in distress. three others swam out to save him. they ended up in trouble, too. firefighters and police had to pull everybody out of the water. >> he looked exhausted. he barely was hanging on. >> three or four days of weather like this. people get tired of being in the
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6:14. here are four things to know this morning. the man accused of fatally shooting a local judge. oscar morel is charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon. no word on the motive. the much anticipated shopping center at the world trade center opens doors today. it's 125 stores and restaurants. street level entrances to the transportation hub. they also open today. they're in greenwich and church streets. the oriental packing company is recalling more than 370,000 pounds of curry powder because
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you can get more information on our website, nbcnewyork.com. as i like to say in news for your health, you can score free food at shake shack today. the chain is giving away 100 free burgers at each location to celebrate the grand opening of its 100th location in boston. doors open at 10:30 a.m. >> later in the show, that's looking better and better by the minute. temperatures this morning, starting out close to 80 degrees in the city. the humidity is up today. that'he we have a heat advisory in effect once again in the five boroughs. much of northeast new jersey, central and southern new jersey as well for the afternoon and evening. our feels-like temperatures at times could approach 95 to even close to 100. especially in inland spots in new jersey in the afternoon. temperatures starting out in those areas. 76 sayreville. toms river, a little cooler at 74. hills borough, same number. 74 in princeton.
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connecticut and mid and upper 70s across long island city. the warm spot at 79 right now. we are at a slight risk for severe thunderstorms. severe storm prediction center puts us here. that's the areas in yellow. any of the thunderstorms that pop up this afternoon could have the potential of a slight chance of reaching severe levels. that means wind gusts could exceed 50, 60 miles an hour in cases. you have to watch it closely. keep a careful eye to the sky. any warnings or issues. 90 the expected high. if we make it to 90 -- first half of the night will be stormy. i think the window really greatest chance from northwest to southeast for storms today, about 2:00, 3:00 in the afternoon for the distant suburbs north and west and 7:00, 8:00 on east. the wind goes more northwest. going to really notice the dew points come down, the humidity drops in the afternoon. may not feel that way early on, but it will get better throughout the day.
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watch out for storms. there could be an early delay with this one. most of storms it looks like will be out of here close to game time. might be a delay, though, temperature about 85 to start. upper 80s on thursday. a little stickier in spots. especially further south of the city. for the most part, it stays dry. we're still near 90 again on friday. but the humidity stays fairly low. over the weekend, the humidity creeps back in. that means showers and thunderstorms creep back in through hopefully better by the middle of next week. little after 6:17. let's get the latest on the commute from lauren scala. >> thanks, chris. an accident investigation on truck routes 1 and 9. kai simonsen is live over the scene of the accident. this is by hack en sack avenue. it looks like the truck was traveling southbound and ended up on the northbound side of the road. this is going to be out there for a while. an accident investigation.
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southbound by hackensack avenue. nothing coming through. traffic is being diverted northbound. by central avenue. delays are extensive. that's what it looks like by doremus. this is a spot to avoid. other spots to avoid. the merritt parkway. an accident reported out there. delays are very heavy already. plus, there is construction from earlier. this just came in. an dent on the sawmill southbound by t to the newark bay extension. before the bridge, you have a disabled bus in the right lane backing things up on to 78 as well as on the turnpike headed northbound in this area. you might want to void that as well. there's cleanup blocking two lanes from an earlier tractor-trailer fire. that's it as far as problems go. we're seeing slowdowns otherwise. but not too bad. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect.
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thanks, lauren. 6:18. new poll numbers out show hillary clinton is maintaining her large national lead over donald trump. clinton leads trump by nine points in the latest nbc news survey monkey poll. 17% of the polls say that trump has the person amount and temperament to serve effectively as president. the new numbers follow controversial moments during trump's foreign policy pitch. kerry barrett is following all of this from our newsroom. good morning. good morning, former new york city mayor rudy giuliani was part of that policy pitch. he made remarks while introducing mike pence in ohio yesterday. >> before obama came along, we didn't have any successful radical islamic attack in the united states. it all started when clinton and obama got into office >> .
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p seems like he forgot about the 9/11 attacks. if you listen to the entire clip, he appears to be referencing the time after 9/11. context is important here. he's praising mike pence's work on the patriot act which is a result of the september 11th attacks. in the meantime, at that same rally, donald trump outlined that new plan to combat isis. that will be at the core of his foreign policy if he's ee lebted. he's going to implement something he calls extreme vetting. >> we should only country those who share our values and respect our people. in the cold war, we had an ideological screening test. the time is overdue to develop a new screening test for the threats we face today. >> trump is also proposing commissions to define warning signs for radicalization. he also reversed his earlier
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about with russia would be a good thing. he's headed to wisconsin for a rally this evening. >> kerry barrett, thank you. meanwhile, the democrats are calling donald trump unqualified to be president. >> has no truth to what he's talking about. >> if you look at his budget. >> we'll make the biggest investment in good paying job since world war ii. together. in biden's birth place. 6:21 right now. coming up next, an historic hotel becomes a thing of the past. don't forget. follow us on facebook and twitter. darlene 4 ny. michaelg4ny.
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first you see it, then you don't. crews blew up the tower at the riviera hotel and casino in las vegas. in its prime, the iconic landmark hosted dean martin and others. once the dust settles and things are cleared, the area will be turning to convention space. that was one hotels from back in the day. >> i bet there were sequins flying everywhere when they did that. from liberace. >> the good 'ol days. >> we're back to the heat and humidity. temperatures back close to 90 degrees. it's going to be quite uncomfortable. that's going to lead to showers and thunderstorms. some could get nasty and potentially severe.
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>> it gets more comfortable by tomorrow afternoon as the humidity drops in earnest a more significant way. the temperatures not going to drop the next several days. expect this above normal trend to continue over the weekend. >> going to stay hot. chris, thank you. an update on the waterbury branch. 35 minutes late because of mechanical problems. the lirr, transit path subways are doing fine as well as the other branches of t metro-north. a quick look outside at the george washington bridge. a ten-minute wait into the tolls. it's building quickly out there. no problems to report on here. at the lincoln and holland tunnel, about the same. minor delays at the tolls in into the hudsons. coming up next, the search for a motive. >> reporter: i am katherine creag live in queens where the suspect accused in the murders of two religious leaders will face a judge. we'll tell you what kind of
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new this morning, fire tragedy in new jersey when fast moving flames leave two men dead. >> an accused killer in custody. police are still searching for a motive in the murder of a queens imam and his assistant. >> a controversy finish in rio as team usa failed to grab gold. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, 6:30 a.m. on this i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm darlene rodriguez. storm team 4's chris cimino here with forecast. hey, chris. >> kind of the same old thing. i wish i had better news. that's not the case today. starting out muggier too. had a respite from the humidity. but it's back in full force. the feels-like temperatures between 95 and 100. heat advisory stays in effect. stronger thunderstorms are also possible. nothing much going on this morning. most of the activity to the
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you see some cloud cover. a mix of clouds and sun. we'll watch this area of showers and thunderstorms. it will get nastier. the temperature trend, we start out around 80 into the mid 80s. into the upper 80s by early afternoon. looking for a high on the 90 degree mark. let's check on the trouble spots for the commute. here's lauren with the latest. >> thanks, chris. connecticut commuters. heavy delays on the merritt pa quite a few miles already. if you want to head down to 95, that's moving better. i know it's a little bit of a distance to get over there. you definitely don't want to sit in this. heading over to new jersey, we have truck route 1 and 9 shut down northbound by central avenue, actually by hackensack avenue. the delays are extensive here and southbound, two lanes are blocked. this is what's going to happen
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holland tunnel. the other is the bay extension. delays are back on to 78 as well as coming off the turnpike northbound into this area. either option right now heading towards the holland tunnel, neither of them are great. truck routes 1 and 9 north is closed. the newark bay extension is still a better option for you. more weather and traffic on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you very much. two men are dead following a fire in new jersey. the flames broke out at a home tracie strahan is there with the latest. tracie? >> reporter: michael, this sleepy beach town is waking up to the fire that we're hearing claimed the lives of a father and son. want to show you the aftermath of this home on 14th avenue. flames so intense, that they melted the siding of that structure. this is an area that's seen tragedy in the past. we'll show you video of what it
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the scene of a fire last night. the mayor of belmar matt dougherty says belmar fire officials were assisted by crews from avon, spring lake and wall, as well as neptune and called them all heroes. it did take about two hours to get the flames under control. a short time ago, we spoke to residents who saw it go down. >> it was a lot of smoke and i could see the fire engines put it out. >> the s years ago, a lot of people put a lot of money into rebuilding their homes. it's a shame that this happened. again, this is one of the homes that they gutted and they rebuilt pretty much rebuilt from the ground up. >> reporter: in addition to the fatalities, a dog died inside of the fire as well. police are now at the scene, replaced the fire officials that were here. the monmouth fire marshal will
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back to you. >> tracie, thank you very much. new york city will pay more than $4 million with the settlement the family with akai gurley. he was shot in a dark stairwell in brooklyn. the money will go to gurley's daughter which cannot be touched without court approval until she's 18. peter liang was ordered to pay $25,000 to the girl's mother. angry queens residents are going to protest every night un open a homeless shelter in nair community. the demonstrated outside of a holiday inn in mass beth. that's where the shelter with open in october. they're promising round the clock security. but the residents insist this location is the wrong place to house the homeless. >> where do they go during the day? my elementary school is located around the corner. >> they want to put 200 people
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>> city hall says the homeless shelter is needed there in maspeth. officials are willing to consider an alternative location within that community. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. 6:35. 79 degrees at this hour, chris. >> here we go again. pretty much the starting point in the upper 70s. near 80 in the city. fairfield county, down to 67 in stamford. not bad. 72 west port and 70 69 in redding. the city at 79 degrees. a few upper 60s in the catskills area. most of the hudson valley is low 70s. generally mid-70s this morning. the wind is coming in out of the south. we are in that risk, marginal risk to a slight risk area. slight risk is the area in yellow. slight risk later this afternoon and evening. we'll have to watch out for that. next few hours quiet. nothing to worry about.
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the best chaps for heavy or potential severe thunderstorms comes after 3:00. 6:36 straight up. let find out about the community. here's lauren. >> holland tunnel commuters. we'll add more to this. a disabled bus on the newark bay extension east after the turnpike in the right lane causing delays. an accident on the turnpike northbound in the car lanes before you get to the exit for the newark bay extension. that's in the right lane. you can. delays are building in the area, as well as on truck route and 1. all lanes remain shut down near hackensack avenue. you have delays in both directions. heading over to the rails, waterbury branch commuters, subject to 35-minute delays because of some mechanical problems. otherwise, the rails look good. major commuter lines and subways included. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. the next weather and traffic update ahead on the 4s.
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to face a judge for the shooting death of the queen's imam and his assistant. >> darlene, investigators are saying they do have a suspected murderer. he is expected to be arraigned later today here at the courthouse. but a big question is, what was the motive? the suspect you see him there, oscar morel. police say security cameras captured video of the suspect in his suv striking a bicyclist. it took place moments after an imam. maulama akonjee and thara uddin were killed. they traced back the suspect's suv. decals on it and a license plate to his home on miller avenue in brook lip. he tried to get away but he was arrested there was a funeral service for the victims and there, emotions ran high. >> we want justice.
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>> you see again the funeral service where hundreds of people gathered to mourn the victims. we're also learning from sources during the search of the suspect's apartment, detectives recovered a weapon. they believe the same gun used in the murders, darlene. something else in the evidence bags, clothing that according to the nypd, the same clothing worn by the suspect during the killing. back to you, darlene. >> katherine creag in kew gardens, thank you. officials in louisiana say flooding brault brought on by heavy rain. they got 2 feet of rain in several hours. although the storm moved on, the danger isn't over. some rivers and streams are still rising. more than 20,000 people have been rescued from their homes in baton rouge. 11,000 are staying in shelters. in northern california, a man faces 17 different arson counts and a wildfire that has devastated the town in lake
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homes and businesses. it's caused over $10 million in damages over 1,000 firefighters helping to contain the flames. a man charged, the man charged is also suspected in several other fires that happened over the past year. new jersey, lots of people benefit from new protections against flooding. yesterday the state announced the completion of the green brook flood control project in somerset county. it's where we've seen the community of bound brook get inundated many people can cancel flood insurance. the 17-year project cost $143 million. today marks day 11 of the the olympic games in rio. new york boxer stevenson will fight in the quarterfinals and later kerri walsh jennings and april ross face bra sgril in the beach volleyball finals. simone biles and aly raisman
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the final day for -- after a flip, she wobbled and touched the beam. she still got a bronze with her routine. it's her fourth medal in rio. laurie hernandez wowed the crowd once again and got the silver. then a gymnast from the netherlands won the gold. the first for their country in 50 years. >> i've had a lot of support from my teammates and these girls are reminding me and giving me don't go harder. do your normal and you'll do really well. >> that helped a lot. >> before the competition, simone biles tweeted out old photos of herself with laurie hernandez and the caption reads, who would have thought way back then that we would be competing in the beam finals together at the olympics. it also read, dream big. >> in track and field, dive at the finish line was the difference between gold and
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run. allyson felix barely edged out by miller of the bahamas. miller dove for the finish line to use her height to win the gold. felix won the silver medal. now the most decorated woman in u.s. track and field history ahead of jackie joyner-kersee. she'll stop by and talk about that finish ahead at 7:00 a.m. >> i didn't know you could dive at the en >> i'll be diving over the desk in a second. >> i have done that. up next, why you may be more likely to catch a cold during yir your morning commute. then later, monkey on the loose. see what happens when the primate goes on a run to walmart. plus weather and traffic on the 4s coming up. we look at the brooklyn bridge. you're watching "today in new
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welcome back. 6:45. weather and traffic time. our headlines. we're back to the heat and humidity today. another steamy one. however, there could be thunderstorms later this afternoon, up like yesterday into the evening hours. some could reach severe levels fl we'll have to keep a careful eye to the sky. improving tomorrow. the hit humid will be the trepd towards the end of the week. heat advisory in effect for nearby counties in northeast new jersey and all of central and southern new jersey for this afternoon. from noon until 10:00, the feels-like temperatures could get into the 90s. close to 100 in some parts of the area. the dew point, that's a good indication of the comfort or discomfort in this case. by 6:00 this evening, the dew point in the city expected to be 78 degrees. that puts it in that awful
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by tomorrow morning, upper 60s to low 70s. which isn't fantastic either. sticky to tropical-like. watch what happens tomorrow. the dew point drops to 58 by the 5:00 hours. 58 is the nice category. we haven't been there in quite some time. things will get better in terms of feel by later tomorrow. it's still steamy out there today. quiet through noon. then notice we have a couple of showers and storms. this is 4:00 in the afternoon. a more significant line city. a little sooner north and west. later across long island and that finally dissipates overnight tonight. 90 again the expected high today. 90 with six in a row, a couple of nasty thunderstorms. first half of tonight could be stormy in parts of the area. it dries out overnight with a low temperature of 76. back to 88. but breezy and refreshing that breeze as the humidity continues to drop in the afternoon and fairly comfortable. into thursday, it might get stickier briefly.
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upper 80s. the shower thunderstorm threat stays to the south of us. same thing for friday. up around 90 degrees. but at least with the moderate levels of the humidity, it won't feel all that terrible. ten-day forecast, you can see the trend. still temperatures above normal. after the thunderstorm threat today, drier weather wednesday, thursday, friday. we take the storms out of the forecast for the most part. a slight risk south on thursday. as the weekend approaches, threat of showers and thunderstorms returns late afternoon an evening both saturday and sunday and into early next week. i see red on the map. >> we have a lot to get through. connecticut commuters there,st a nine-mile delay southbound on the merritt parkway. that's a spot to avoid. you'll need to leave yourself a lot of extra time. westchester on the tappan zee bridge, a disabled vehicle that blocks a lane. delays into rockland county. heading over to new jersey, a couple of problems out here. on the turnpike southbound in
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tractor-trailer fire blocking two lanes. delays are building. then just further north of here, we have an accident in the car lanes on the turnpike before exit 12. that's causing delays as well as a disabled bus on the new york bay extension before you get to the bridge there. this accident, we have kai simonsen live over the accident investigation on truck routes 1 and 9. all lanes shut down northbound by hackensack avenue. delays are extremely heavy in the turnpike extension is a better option, believe it or not. i know that those are the two options to get to the holland tunnel. delays and service changes on downtown 4 and 5 trains as well as 35-minute delays on the waterbury branch. lots going on. certainly is. lauren, thank you very much. there's a british study that links a common an killer to behavior al problems in
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5% of the children had hyperactivity by the age of 7 for those who took acetaminophen. doctors caution the study does not mean pregnant women should stop taking the drug commonly used to stop pain or fever. early risers, this may be no surprise to you. scientists say you're ten times more likely to get infected with a views russ in the morning than the evening. researchers found that viruses take advantage of our body clocks and our immune systems afternoon. >> there we go. >> that explains it. up next, see what happens when a monkey goes rogue in a walmart parking lot. don't forget, follow us on facebook, twitter and instagram. michaelg4ny, darlene4ny. you're watching "today in new
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authorities in ohio investigatesing a wild encounter in a walmart parking lot. >> oh, no.
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>> that is a monkey, on a shopping cart. had a run-in with a walmart worker. the owner managed to grab the diaper-wearing pet and take it away. ohio state officials are trying to track down the woman and find out if the monkey is properly registered. >> she's telling him let it go. she walks away like it's a normal thing. it's a normal thing to walk around with a monkey in a parking lot. 6:53. the "da hoda in rio. see what's ahead good morning. >> about a dozen things wrong with that. nice to see you guys. coming up on a tuesday from rio. allyson felix will join us live to talk about that finish to the women's 400 meters. she was edged out by the slimmest margin by the dive of another sprinter. >> also ahead, the so-called grandma of the final five.
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as she gets set to defend her gold medal in the floor exercise. natalie and jenna get set to pull this off. on beach on a beautiful day in rio, guys. >> i follow natalie on instagram. i've been looking at the pictures. they gave me anxiety at first. i do want to see it. i'm hoping that's not an actual high cliff. >> well, you know what, it does involving a hike. thha there's real stuff in that. >> all right. as long as they're being careful. >> chris is going to update us on the storm threat for today.
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tracie thank you. now to katherine creag with the latest on the arrest in i the murders of a queens imam and his assistant. kat. >> reporter: darlene and michael, we expect a courtroom to be packed when the suspect is arraigned later today right here at this courthouse. when he was let out of a police station late last night he didn't say anything to the police say security cameras captured video of that suspect in his suv striking a bicyclist. that took place moments after an imam and his assistant were shot and killed in ozone park queens on saturday. detectives traced back the suv and license plate to his home. they found a lot of evidence we're told and the suspect -- back to you darlene and michael. find out what's going on on
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shut down by hackensack avenue. in addition to that, the merritt parkway there's an accident before exit 42 causing a nine-mile delay. watch out for disabled reek on the tappan zee bridge. a three-car pileup on the whitestone bridge headed to queens. lauren, thank you. yeah, i know. >> it's not the look you want. >> there you go. >> 90 again today. there's a fair amount of cloud cover this morning. we may not make it to 90. the humidity is so high today. the heat advisory stays in effect. the other part about today, severe thunderstorms are possible, heavy thunderstorms this afternoon and first part of tonight. it will quiet down overnight. better tomorrow, lower humidity. especially in the afternoon. nice breeze. upper 80s. near 90 thursday and friday. should be relatively quiet days. back to the weekend. there will be showers and thunderstorms scattered around in the afternoon. the heat doesn't break significantly. sorry.
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updates every 30 minutes throughout the morning. the "today" show is next. >> that's what's happening "today in new york." good morning. diving for gold. an incredible photo finish wins the women's 400 meters. >> it will be a dive by miller for the line. >> allyson felix edged out of the gold by a desperated they first leap but a silver medal making her the most decorated female track star in u.s. history. >> oh boy. >> in gymnastics, a bobble on the beam dashes simone biles's chance of winning a record five gold medals in rio. laurie hernandez haking silver. biles settling for bronze. she'll have one more shot at gold "today," tuesday, august

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