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now on "today in new york," the stepmother of a 9-year-old girl charged in that child's death. new information in the investigation. and the bizarre accident that caused a new jersey roller coaster to shut down on a busy summer day. responsibility for it. i overexaggerated that story. >> and u.s. swimmer ryan lochte telling his side of the story in an exclusive interview with nbc news. "today in new york" starts now. good morning. welcome to "today in new york" it is sunday the 21st of august. i'm pat battle. >> i'm gus rosendale. that's an interview a lot of people will want to see. highlights coming up in a
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weather. raphael miranda is standing by. and a break from the heat on the way. >> one more day to get through. very muggy on this sunday. more unsettle the weather as well. similar to yesterday. we saw scatter showeders and heavy downpours throughout the day. for some of you it was dry, a great beach day. for others it rained heavily. you can see we are tracking a few showers off to the east. otherwise mostly cloudy around the city. mild and muggy temperatures well into the 70s. 77 in central park. 76 for farmingdale. 70s in danbury. 60s off to the west. 64 at this hour in morristown. those 70s in central park feel very sticky. that's the same tropical air mass in place. that's going to give us another round of showers and storms popping up. isolated in nature through the early afternoon. later today, towards the afternoon and evening, better chance for strong to severe thunderstorms moving through.
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we do have to watch out for that nasty weather as the day goes on. we'll time out the storms for you coming up in the full forecast in a few. pat and gus? happening today, a stepmother expected to be arraigned. she's accused in the death of her 9-year-old stepdaughter. >> officers led 55-year-old shamdal arjun out of the 102nd precinct station house last night in handcuffs. this morning new details about the case as police try to figure out a motive. "today in ne beckford joins us live in queens with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. this is one of those stories that struck a cord with the community. people expressing their horror and sadness at 9-year-old ashdeep kaur being left in a bathtub. her body found there. her own stepmother is accused of killing her, accused of second
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arjun being led away from a police precinct in handcuffs yesterday, one day after her stepdaughter's body was found in their richmond hill home. police say arjun strangled the girl friday. ashdeep's collapsed in front of the house after seeing her lifeless body. neighbors called after trying to call for several hours. her stepmother was nowhere to be found. told us on friday that arjun abused the girl. strangers left flowers in front of the house. >> it's really scary. i got sick to my stomach when i heard the story. i couldn't believe it. >> family members told us that ashdeep moved here to the united states from india just about a month ago. again, her stepmother expected to be arraigned here at queens county courthouse sometime
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checkey beckford, "today in new york." happening today, community leaders in the bronx are holding a rally to call the end to gun and gang violence, this following a drive-by shooting caught on camera. this is a surveillance video of a lincoln town car slowing down near college avenue on wednesday night. that's when shots were fired. you can see people running, ducking for covers a that carols by. even a while there, little girl, man grabbed her and runs for cover. 11-year-old dante gordon was killed in that gunfire. his father calls it a senseless shooting. >> lost one son already in 2010, now here i lose my baby boy this year to such a stupid drive-by shooting that didn't have nothing to do with him. nothing to do with anybody out there.
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>> a 21-year-old man was also hit and is still recovering in the hospital. there have been no arrests. anyone with information is urged to call police. we are hearing from a family friend of a passenger killed in friday's new jersey bus accident. 49-year-old jesy garcia was taking the number 13 bus to work. another bus driven barthelus slammed into the bus. the family is in shock. >> we all saw the devastation. we all woke up to that devastation. and not realizing that that was our devastation. >> garcia's daughter is expected to speak later today. barthelus who drove the other bus also died in the accident. 17 others were injured. police want to catch the
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they're wanted for seven different thefts all over midtown. the latest was two weeks ago. the suspects stole a worker's duffle back from victoria's secrets, and looted lockers at a coffee shop and swiped a woman's handing because from a movie theater see the. if you recognize those folks, kale crime stoppers. an amusement park ride reopens today a flags in new jersey. something hit the woman in the face as she rode the el toro. she went to the hospital. crews cleared the el toro to reopen. well, on the final full day of competition, all of brazil had reason to celebrate. silver is coming home to newark. the women's basketball
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>> bruce beck has the highlights. >> reporter: it came down to penalty kicks. each team converted the first four kicks. in the fifth round, brazilian keeper weaverton comes up with the luge save. you can hear the roar throughout brazil. that set the stage for neymar and he blows the roof offs in the ring, shakur stevenson came out using his left hand effectively in the gold medal match. it came down to round three where ramirez, a 2012 olympic champion was the aggressor. and it was ramirez who earned the split decision victory and the gold medal. while an emotional stevenson settled for silver.
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medal? that you won the silver or lost the chance for the gold? >> i'm not really too proud about winning silver. i'm kind of disappointed in myself. i kind of feel better, i got a lot of tweets from people like "sugar" ray leonard and floyd mayeweather, and andre ward. i'm happy to see that. i got their respect. but, i'm kind of disappointed in myself still. >> not that there was ever any doubt, the u.s. women's basketball team won their sixth straight gold medal. ro over an over matched spain team, it's now 49 straight olympic wins and counting for coach geno and company. >> a fourth title. how amazing is that? a fourth gold medal. >> it's unbelievable. for women's basketball, there's only a handful that have done it and three are on the team right now. it's unbelievable to be here. >> what does it mean to you to win olympic gold and a wnba title?
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their resume, that is the ultimate. especially me being born and raised in queens new york, to give the organization the first championship is everything. >> reporter: today the u.s. men's basketball team guns for its third consecutive gold medal as they take on serbia, 41-year-old member kavlevski tries for a medal in the men's marathon and we have the closing ceremony as we put a bow on the games of in rio, i'm bruce beck, news 4 new york. >> here's a look at the med count. the u.s. in the lead, 116 medals. that's the most gold, silver and bronze of any country followed by china and then great britain. russia closes out the top four with 53 medals. those chinese divers last night were awesome. stay with new 4 for your olympic coverage. logon to nbcnewyork.com for your
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anthony leading the men's basketball team as they go for what else? gold. >> there we go. we have an update on the incident involving u.s. olympic swimmer ryan lochte and three teammates. matt lauer sat down with the athlete and talked about the controversy. lochte told mat he regrets exaggerating the details of what happened after a night of drinking. >> if i had not done that, we woult rio. or were in rio. nothing of the -- none of it would have happened. and it was my immature behavior. >> lochte first claimed that he and his fellow swimmers were robbed at gun point. police in rio say surveillance video proves he vandalized a gas station. you can watch more of matt's conversation with lochte tomorrow morning exclusively on
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is that gus's junction? i'm just going to call it gustopher junction. it was a soggy end to the summer street celebration yesterday. >> oh, man. look at that. >> don't new yorkers always manage to make the best of things? riding the rain in his skateboard. was that a skateboard? >> a paddle board or something.
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did take turns on that waterside. they went zip lining, and took a virtual vacation. wnbc was proud sponsor of the event for the last three saturdays. hope you enjoyed it. >> it was hot out there. >> another hot day. >> the rain only added to the humidity. looking for more of that today. one more day, this is it. like yesterday the rain will be block by bl newark, hardly any rain. jersey city, pretty dry. in midtown, a downpour. >> my goodness, yes. >> pat was stuck in it for 45 minutes yesterday. >> under an awning with a lovely gentleman who works here at msnbc. we were stuck there for 45 minutes. we have spotty showers around. it's so tropical out there, when
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in the five boroughs for now. it will change as the day goes on. later today, a cold front sweeps in bringing a more widespread chance of showers. on satellite and radar, spotty rain off shore. maybe some showers drift nothing fairfield county. otherwise lots of clouds. this is our weathermaker for later on. a cold front pushing through the great lakes this will be marching east throughout the day today. arrives just around dinnertime that will spark storms. another sticky and unsettled day for this sunday. humidity, that will exit tomorrow as we head back to work. we have a fantastic work week forecast coming up. temperatures in the 70s down the jersey shore. warm and sticky. 74 in red bank. 77 in point pleasant. 80s with hazy sun over the next few hours. 27 in newburgh. 68 in monticello. 74 in long branch.
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temperatures, this shows me how muggy it is. we're still just like yesterday in that tropical range between 70 and 75 degree dew points. this will continue through the day. we see them drop off sharply by tomorrow. here's future tracker. this is 8:00. spotty stuff. no real heavy downpours. after we get that atmosphere cooking around 12:00, 1:00, we see more downpours. then here comes the cold front. by 3:00, to the west of new york city, the you see those heavier downpours. they march on east. this is dinner time. still looking at the potential for nasty storms, especially north and west of new york city. even in the city, around 9:00, 10:00 tonight, after midnight everything needs to push off to the east. tomorrow morning, everything looking better and feeling better. breezy, humidity dropping sharply. 85 the high for today.
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forecast tomorrow is a beauty. 82 degrees. a breeze and that lower humidity, especially by the afternoon. we have a fantastic little stretch there. tuesday, wednesday, thursday, temperatures in the 80s. lots of sunshine, humidity on the comfortable side. you want to stay up to date with the news learn how to submit your own weather videos. the news 4 new york app for iphone is available in the app store right now. there are more college courses online than ever before, but what happens if you can't access the course after you already paid for it. >> you say better get baquero. here is lynda with a lesson. >> reporter: kimberly townsend is excited to start her senior
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ear, nose, and throat doctor. >> i have had problems with my ear my whole life. >> reporter: she said science courses are challenging, so she enrolled in two online classes this summer in organic chemistry. kimberly paid $2,000 to ocean county college for the classes, and 120 bucks for getting the access code. >> you had to install this whole pr and it wouldn't work on mac. >> reporter: kimberly told us she checked the course requirements before opening the access code. >> when i signed up, the course description says you do the labs in your home using a lab kit and you just need a digital camera, which i have. >> reporter: when kimberly argued that the course description incident specify that the online product is for pc systems and not compatible with apple products, she got a
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>> they gave me half the tuition back, and the book store said it's not their fault and that the access code can't be refunded. we watched better get baquero a lot. my mom said if this doesn't work out, maybe we should go. >> reporter: we went to ocean county college, then problem solved. the school told us that kim had been made 100% whole. and her request for tuition refund was granted. they added that ocean county college is they corrected the course description after we brought it to their attention. kim now has all of her money back, $2,120. in the newsroom, lynda baquero, news 4 new york. >> to get in touch with our consumer investigative team, logon to nbcnewyork.com/gethelp or call them at 1-866-news-244. everybody who reaches out will
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center. still to come, no english? no problem. the city dropping its language requirement for cab drivers. we'll tell you why. and thousands waiting for aid in louisiana where historic flooding has swamped entire cities. we'll have an update on the
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to sports. the yankees on the west coast taking on the los angeles angels. sanchez crushes one off to left field. a solo homer to put the yankees up 1-0. still in the first, two on for brian mccann. it's a ground ball sent to right field. both runs score. the yankees win their second straight game in anaheim 5-1. pat? >> yes. they also got a win on the west coast. >> that's fantastic. >> you like when i do sports. >> i love it. just so sporty. for that and more, here's john chandler with your sunday sports. >> good morning. terry collins is relieved to have yoenis cespedes back in the lineup. wouldn't you be? nothing against anyone else but he's tough to replace. the slugger showed why saturday afternoon against the giants. second game back from the dl. rbi double in his first at-bat
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straight away center. number 23 for cespedes. that was a bomb. mets, then broke this one open in the sixth. alejandro deaza, capped it off with a three-run shot off of jake peavy. just like that, the mets go up 7-2. cespedes puts this one out of reach. quite literally. with another moon shot to left. mets hope he can jump start a run to the postseason. two preseason games into the ben mcadoo era is it's just preseason. giants first team defense had moments against buffalo. jerome felton looks like he'll score easily, but landon collins forcing the fumble with a big hit. harrison recovers for the touch back. this is why they signed olivier vernon to get to the quarterback. vernon planting e.j. manuel. and the good news stops there.
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crushed here. coughs up the football. bills recover. on the next play, manuel to greg little. it's 21-0 bills. at half time ben mcadoo said there's nothing positive to say right now. victor cruz did warm up in pads, though he didn't play. from american football to worldwide football. nyc scoreless seven minutes in. the home team catches a break. david villa in an offside position. the flag stays down. villa poaches the goal. his 16th of the season. he'll take it. closing minutes of the first half, galaxy's nigel dejong with the bicycle kick. josh sanders gets a mitt on it. nycfc extends their lead atop the eastern conference.
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have a great sunday, everybody. i'm john chandler for "today in new york." thousands of people spent their saturday along the connecticut river in hartford for a day of fun and to see this. the dragon boat races. about 1800 people baddaling in these boats in 500 meter races. also they had to have food to power the fun and live performances. the festival started back in 2000 but the tradition dates back 2,000 top stories including this live report. a stepmother accused of a horrific crime. i'm checkey beckford in queens with the latest on the death of a 9-year-old girl. and some very heavy rain and even flooding yesterday across long island. does that mean today will be another beach day bummer? a look at your shore cast coming
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waking up with you on a
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hamilton bridge. raphael says bring an umbrella and a slicker if you're heading out the door. a lot of people caught yesterday. >> uh, yeah. >> i know someone. good to be with you on a sunday morning. i'm gus rosendale. >> i'm pat battle. there was a street fair out in front on 6th avenue. it was heartbreaking. the rain was so heavy, it came down so quickly, so vociferously, they were >> sounds horrible. >> you are saying today will be similar to yesterday and depends on where you are. >> exactly. you may see no rain today or heavy rain. we're tracking some rain out there off to the jersey shore. also across nassau county. if you have beach plans today, hit or miss. not the best beach day, but not the worst. you may have some peaks of
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the day. here's your shore cast. starting off with water temperatures back to the low 80s. down the jersey shore, sea bright, 82. 80 in bridge hampton. maybe some peeks of sun heading into the middle of the day. moderate risk of rip currents for those south-facing beaches. jersey shore, a low risk for rip uv index is still up there. when you get that sunshine cracking through the clouds, 8 is high. there's also a moderate risk for lightning, especially as the day goes on. late afternoon into the evening, we could see strong to severe storms moving through. a mixed shore cast on this sunday. a look at your ten-day forecast. there's a beautiful stretch of weather coming our way. pat and gus? >> thank you. happening today, a queens woman faces a judge charged in
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stepdaughter. >> checkey beckford has the latest on that from queens. >> reporter: shamdal arjun expected to face a judge today on second degree murder charges accused of killing her 9-year-old stepdaughter. ashdeep kaur was found in the bathtub of her richmond hills queens home. 55-year-old arjun was nowhere to be found. police arrested her yesterday. it was an emotional scene in front of the home where the child's fr lifeless body. family members told us they believe the woman was physically abusing the girl. >> pray for the family. i pray for everyone here that, you know, is witnessing this. i hope that everyone just holds their kids just a little bit longer tonight. >> family members had told us ashdeep had moved here from india. her mother is still in india learning about this terrible
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we're live in kew gardens, checkey beckford, "today in new york." a man made a startling discovery while riding his bike on long island. he found a human skull in ronkonkoma near express drive. police say the remains have been there for a while. also on long island, families on edge because of a murder that happened near a community little league field. a man's body was discovered in greenlawn yesterday. police are investigating. someone stabbed the man several times. new information about a pair of robbers who are targeting food delivery persons in brooklyn. police say they struck again. they released this new surveillance video of the men before the attack on august 12th. the 20-year-old victim said one of the men grabbed him by his neck, the other punched him in his face and stole his cash.
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flashed a gun. in another they sprayed a chemical into the victim's eyes. in connecticut, metro-north riders can purchase tickets on the mta's e-tix app beginning tomorrow. riders will be able to buy tickets on their smartphones. once on board just show the e-ticket to the conductor. governor danell malloy calls it another step forward in customer service and convenience. telling your taxi harder. new rules went into effect yesterday eliminating an english proficiency test. supporters say it tears down a barrier for immigrants looking for work. just 4% of current drivers were born in the u.s. some pop-up storms caused major flooding problems on long island. this video taken in huntington yesterday afternoon. the rising waters covered the
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people driving and walking. the heavy rain also caused issues at several long island beaches. the nassau county health department is urging swimmers to avoid 13 north shore beaches because of the heavy rainfall. storm water runoff can elevate bacteria levels and is that poses health concerns. a massive cleanup is underway in waterlogged southern louisiana. there is still plenty of high wate a staggering. fema says more than 100,000 people have already applied for federal assistance. more than 60,000 homes have been damaged with water reaching places that have never flooded before. president obama plans to visit baton rouge on tuesday to see the damage. in southern california, some residents forced out of their homes by a raging wildfire are allowed back into their neighborhoods but many are finding their homes are gone.
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homes. the fire is more than 70% contained. crews are reporting progress in an arson fire that destroyed 200 homes in northern california. a terror attack in turkey turned a wedding celebration into a scene of horror. a blast killed at least 30 people there and injured more than 90 others. the attack took place not far from the syrian border in the town of wave of attacks in the past year carried out by kurdish militants or isis. officials believe a suicide bomber is responsible for this attack. republican presidential nominee donald trump is ramping up efforts to connect with minority voters. trump began his day yesterday in new york meeting with his new hispanic advisory council. then he traveled to newark to
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trump will be back on the road tomorrow with an event in the battleground state of ohio. hillary clinton is kicking her fund-raising efforts into high gear. today she's holding an event in massachusetts with legendary singer cher. yesterday clinton attended a fund-raiser in martha's vineyard. she has 20 events planned in 11 days. clinton also has some homework to do. a federal judgeul lawsuit involving her private e-mail server. we are just hours away from the closing ceremony for the 2016 rio olympics. the excitement did not slow down in the last full day of competition. one olympian making headlines outside of his sport. brian mooar has more. >> i learned my lesson from this. >> reporter: swimmer line lochte is telling his side of the story in a sitdown with matt lauer
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>> that's why i'm taking full responsibility for it i overexaggerated that story. if i never done that, we wouldn't be in this mess. >> reporter: lochte acknowledges armed security guards forced him and three follow swimmers to pay for an act of vandalism and calls his own handles of the situation mature. as the rio games wind down, america's first 1500 meter gold in 108 years. his finish. the women earned another gold in the relay and so did the men. there was this aggressive jockeying. >> my intention was not to block anyone. >> reporter: women won gold in basketball and the men are hoping to do the same on the final day of competition. whatever medals the country did
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germany in soccer in a dramatic penalty kick shootout. brian mooar, nbc news, rio. stay with new 4 for all of your olympic coverage. logon to nbcnewyork.com for your four to watch, including carmelo anthony as he leads the men's basketball team in their quest for a medal. up next on "today in new york," an i-team exclusive. an organization that helps protect victims of violence and abuse falls victim to an idty and storm team 4 meteorologist raphael miranda will have a check of the forecast. you're watching "today in new
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? chobani. available at shoprite. clear skies right now. that will change as the hours progress. raphael will take you through the forecast and big changes headed our way in a moment. hundreds of drim victims may
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the very place they went to for help. the i-team's chris glorioso investigates how sensitive information got into the wrong hands at a non-profit that promises confidentiality. >> it's shocking. i was in shock. >> reporter: this former client, we'll call her jewel, was stunned to get the phone call from safe horizon. she was told a former safe foster, gained access to her sensitive information, things like her social security number and her date of birth. but jewel never met foster and she says she never gave permission for foster to view her case file. is it fair to say they promised you there would be extremely restricted access to your file? >> yes. >> reporter: what does it say when somebody you never met was able to access it? >> it's horrible.
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>> reporter: how could a nonprofit that prides itself on trust allow case files to get in the wrong hands? >> the idea that any employee of ours would violate that trust is appalling to us. >> reporter: we asked liz roberts, safe horizon's deputy ceo. she said supervisors must have access to case files, but they are in the middle of a comprehensive review of its information security. staff mub members are being rene background checks are being done. she said foster did undergo a background check. >> there was nothing that emerged in that background check that would have prevented her from being employed here. she had not been convicted of this kind of crime in the past. >> reporter: had she ever been arrested for anything? >> she had some history and it was not significant. it was not the same kind of history. >> reporter: richard harrison is the commanding officer of the nassau county police crimes against property squad. he said foster's identity theft
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horizon client. >> the value of the car was $43,000. her credit score was not good enough to secure that loan at which time she used the victim's information as the co-signer on that loan. >> reporter: that elderly woman is the only safe horizon client known to be a victim so far, but nine months after learning of the crime, safe horizons has not been able to notify everyone who that's partly because the agency has to be discreet. >> we know many of our clients are in abusive relationships, so we didn't want people to get a letter from safe horizon out of the blue with this kind of troubling information. >> reporter: jewel told us she hopes this story alerts other safe horizon clients who may still be unaware they were exposed, even after her private information was compromised she still believes in the important work safe horizon does for victims of abuse and crime. >> what they're doing and the people that they're serving,
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>> reporter: chris glorioso, "today in new york." earlier this month petal foster pleaded guilty to impersonating that elderly victim and was sentenced to five months probation. safe horizons said she was dismissed for unrelated reasons before they became aware of the i.d. theft. if you are a safe horizon client and need to know if that information was exposed, you can e-mail safe we have that contact information on our website, nbcnewyork.com. more investigations means more answers. so if you have something you think new york's biggest i-team should look into, give them a call. 866-news-244. >> raphael has a look at the weather. clear right now but i see some clouds forming out there. >> mixed sky. a bit of an unsettled day ahead. >> it's coming. >> rain is coming, then good weather tomorrow. we are excited about that. low humidity finally in the forecast.
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i wish it were today. i wish sunday would be the perfect day with low humidity. it's not. it's muggy again. there's outside. traffic moving smoothly on gowanus. it's dry. no rain just yet. we'll track that rain especially this afternoon. a cold front moves through. right now very spotty stuff. one or two showers. one shower moving into bergen county. this is our main weathermaker. a cold front moving through the great lakes, upstate new york. it will sweep in around dinnertime starts. some storms could be strong later today. it's sticky and unsettled. the humidity we've been dealing with exits tomorrow. by tomorrow afternoon and evening it feels great. we have a beautiful stretch of weather for the work week. temperatures starting out in the 70s. ac is on for sure in stratford. 75 for you. 73 in shelton.
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it feels. dew points in the low 70s. that's in the tropical category. so one more day with this tropical air mass in place. on future tracker, very spotty showers, nothing too intense as we head towards lunch time. then a few more of those heavier downpours possible through the afternoon. by 3:00, 4:00, strong storms off to the west. more widespread srs pushing through new york city around 8:00, 9:00. down the jersey store, still stormy after 11:00 p.m. after midnight things calm down. monday morning commute looks nice and dry. it starts to feel pleasant. 85 is your high today. not pleasant. tropical and sticky. look at this. early to the middle of the week, low 80s, breezy, comfortable,
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stretch of days. you can see, not much going on. we love a week like this. woe are in a doubt. we won't see a widespread rain event. then it's bone dry throughout much of the work week. the temperatures the best part. low to mid 80s through wednesday. even thursday not bad. by friday, the humidity ticks up. temperatures near 90. you want to stay up to date with the news 4 learn how to sub the news 4 new york app for iphone is available in the app store right now. pat and gus, over to you. well, moms and dads have to get their students ready to go back to school and a local charity is helping to do the same. >> but their focus is on kids who may not have access to education at all. tracie strahan has more on "positively black." >> as we prep for our kids to
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students greater access to education nearly 5,000 miles away. in just one year, hope for education ghana provided scholarship opportunities for girls and boys in ghana who may not get a chance to go to school and with a big boost from supporters in the city. we are joined by the president and co-founder of hope for education ghana and linda mortensen, thesi group. father dominic, you focus on a particular region in ghana, what area do you focus on? >> the area where i come from, and i schooled there. i know the area very well. the education status in the place is not that good. 1 in 1,000 going for masters or ph.d. and 5% going beyond high
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to look at. >> it's a secondary education that seems to be the problem. so it's like the students start school but what is it that keeps them from finishing? is it financial? >> really financial. because you have, especially from the past, many from big home, and the families cannot support the kids. you have politics that comes into it. to care for their kids. >> we are seeing some success stories. the donations that come from the scholarships, things like computers, laptops. linda i want to talk about some of the unique ways you guys go about asking for donations, whether it's a pot luck dinner or things in the city. >> we haven't done any of that yet because it's a relatively new organization. we've done outreach to friends and family. the board members are all
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help. >> what got you involved in this? what was the pull? >> the pull was that here was an organization where i could help father dominic and help students in another part of the world where there's incredible poverty and where the dollar goes a long way. only $300 would help a child go to a private high school. 1,000 would help them go to nursing school it has a big impact. >> i'm sure you have a lot of hopeforeducationghana.org. before we go, father dominic, you have a lot of success stories so far. what has been the benefit to students from these scholarships? >> the fact that we can keep these kids, especially girls in school. that motivates me, and most of the people on the board. one girl last year, october, had
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went to her website, got in touch with us, now she's going to graduate later this year. this is why it helps us, and this is why we want people to come on board and support. we need financial support, computers, projectors, we want to make an impact in that region of ghana. >> support for those scholarships, father dominic, being here. hopeforeducationghana.org. thank you very much. >> thank you.
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>> do you ever go by mr. tyson? >> i go by neil. >> just neil. >> anything else is attempting to put pedigree up front on the premise that's what should matter whether people believe what you should say. >> what is your pedigree? >> i have a ph.d. in astrophysics. because i have that, now listen to me? no. no you should embrace what i say because it makes sense to you. >> you have a talkho you talk to celebrities. >> yes. >> so we're made of star dust, right? >> as is this. >> this is part of me. >> this is forged in the hearts of a dying star. >> celebrities have followings. they have followings that will follow them where they go. now i have a science show that plugs them into the scaffold of the pop culture that they represent. science is everywhere. >> show me science in
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>> answer the question i asked. >> no let's go deep. how about a person you might fall in love with and marry. when i think of a person, i think of a multi dimensional thing. >> all right. >> is the person attractive? are they fun to be with? are they kind? each of these is a dimension. i gather all those dimensions together and i make a hyper cube. i say have i maximized the volume of that if those dimensions go to zero, it wipes out the cube. >> really? >> yes. >> you can't have some relationships that are stronger in some areas, weaker in another? >> i said zero. if any of them goes to zero, game out. if you don't think about it that way, you might say i'm so attractive, he's so gorgeous. so this. that's your only reason? the rest of these things rise up? you say we're not really compatible. someone else could have told you
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distracted by this one dimension you focussed on. >> you're a real romantic. >> i think he should run for president. >> he's remarkable. >> he is. i could listen to him all day. >> watch talk stoop with cat every sunday at 9:00 p.m. zookeepers threw a birthday party for three giant pandas at the national zoo in washington, d.c. they celebrated their birthday with a traditional ceremony. it's a special birthday for bei bei who just turned one. all three got tiered birthday cakes made from frozen juice. you may want to think twice before you cross this bridge. the world's highest and longest glass bottom bridge is open to visitors in central china's hyunen province. it sits 328 yards off the ground. when you cross it you can see
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>> no, no. >> the bridge is 470 yards long, stretches between two mountain peaks. how safe is it? we're told it's been paved with 99 sheets of three layer transparent glass. that means absolutely not. >> yeah. >> i think most people in the studio will pass. coming up on "today in new york," a check of the top stories including this live report. a 9-year-old girl is dead and her accused in her murder. i'm checkey beckford in queens
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now on "today in new york," a queens woman expected to face a judge charged in the death of her 9-year-old stepdaughter together in the aftermath of a deadly double shooting caught on camera. and as the olympics wrap up with big wins for the u.s., a swimmer under fire speaks about the incident that overshadowed some of the competition. "today in new york" starts now. >> good to be with you. i'm gus rosendale. >> i'm pat battle. so glad you could join us. you might want to get out of the house as soon as we get off the
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>> especially later this afternoon and evening, that's when more widespread showers roll on through. some could be strong to severe. right now clouds and sunshine. still muggy and unsettled. tracking rain offshore. dry in the city, spotty showers in bergen county. temperatures are warm, sticky. that tropical feel outside. one more day to deal with this mug i were mugginess. 76 in central park. lots of sunshine. winds are out of the southeast today. it's hazy and warm. temperatures back to the mid 80s, as we head throughout the day, spotty showers and storms are possible any time like yesterday. a better chance for widespread showers and storms will be after 4:00, 5:00 p.m. right through the dinner time and evening hours. again, some of those storms could contain strong wins and heavy downpours. not a washout but more of the same unsettled weather today.
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a look at your ten-day forecast in a few minutes. pat and gus? >> we could learn more about what drove a queens woman to allegedly kill her 9-year-old stepdaughter. the young girl moved to new york from india a month ago. the goal was a better life. >> "today in new york's" checkey beckford joins us live in queens with the latest on the investigation. >> reporter: good morning. so far police have to the released information about a possible motive, why a woman wouldl her arrest comes as no surprise to that child's family who told us hours after the 9-year-old's death that they believed the stepmother was behind the murder. this was shan dal arjun.
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girl leaving her in the bathtub of their richmond hill home. the father collapsed on the sidewalk after coming home and seeing his chide's lifeless body. the uncle told us she didn't want to stay at the home with the father and stepmother because she claimed she was abusive. neighbors had no idea there was trouble in the home. >> we watch out for each other, we help each other out. to hear that, it's heartbin judge at some point today and we hope to learn more about a possible motive. live in kew gardens, checkey beckford, "today in new york." an innocent woman out with her husband is gunned down in harlem, the bullet was meant for someone else. police say two people started shooting at each other at west 144th street and lenox avenue before mid night last night. that 61-year-old woman was shot in the neck. she was playing dominos with her
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two blocks away another shooting happened around the same time. members of two communities bitterly divided 25 years ago are invited to come together today in crown heights. a festival is planned there. some see the festival as a symbol of the university and forgiveness that replaced the anger of 1991. others think it's inappropriate. tensions between erupted. for more than two days, rioters burned stores, burned police cars. today's festival a university festival runs from 1:00 to 5:00 at the jewish children's museum on eastern parkway. today in the bronx, community leaders are holding a rally to call for an end to gun and gang violence following a deadly drive-by shooting caught on camera. surveillance video shows that lincoln town car there on the left side of your screen slowing
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wednesday night. that's when shots were fired. you can see people running and ducking for cover. even a child on the street. 17-year-old dante gordon was killed. his father said it was a senseless shooting. >> lost one son already in 2010, now here i lose my baby boy this year to such a stupid drive-by shooting that didn't have nothing to do with him. nothing to do with anybody out there. that car rolled by, shot into a random crowd of people. >> a 21-year-old man was also hit and is still recovering in the hospital. the daughter of a passenger who died in the bus crash in newark suspected to speak out today. jesy garcia was doing what she does most mornings, taking the number 13 bus to work. another bus driven by joseph
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she leaves behind a daughter and three grandchildren. the family is in shock. >> we all saw the devastation. we all woke up to that devastation. and not realizing that that was our devastation. barthelus who drove the other bus also died in the accident. 17 others were injured. police released photos of the two men who robbed a grocery store in the bronx. they burst into a shop a week worker, cleaned out the cash register and took off running. those are the pictures there. if you recognize them, give police a call. and police can't to catch the thieves who are stealing purses and wallets and bags in manhattan. they're wanted for seven different thefts all over midtown. the latest was two weeks ago. the suspects stole a worker's duffle back from victoria's secrets, and looted lockers at a
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theater seat. they've gotten away with cash, credit cards and electronics. an amusement park ride reopens today after a woman got hurt riding a coaster at six flags in new jersey. investigators say that something hit the woman in the face as she rode the el toro. the park's famous wooden roller coaster. it's not clear what hit her. she went to the hospital. six flags did a full inspection on the ride, crews cleared the el toro to reopen. big wins for the u. brazil. we're live in rio as we look towards the olympic closing ceremony. and concerns on how high school athletes are tested for performance-enhancing drugs. you will want to have the umbrellas handy, but when could storms turn from strong to
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look and savor this, it's not going to be around for much longer. the final hours of the olympic flame still going strong in rio. it has been an extraordinary experience the past couple of weeks. we're gearing up for the closing ceremonies for the 2016 olympics. >> between the competition and the controversy there's been no shortage of excitement. jay gray joins use good morning. >> pat, gus, good morning to you. great to talk this morning. team usa continuing to win gold, but we also now know ryan lochte broke the golden rule, he lied about being a victim. he was instead a vandal damaging a gas station restroom here. >> it was my immature behavior.
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there's was no robbery in rio. >> i overexaggerated that story. if i didn't do that, we wouldn't be in this mess. >> reporter: team usa continues its run for gold. with his family cheering him on, matthew centrowitz wins the 1500. the first american to do that in more than 100 years. both the men's and women's 4x400 la earning allyson felix a sixth gold medal, the most by any female athlete in track and field history. the american women grabbed gold in basketball, the men will try to do the same this afternoon for serbia. no gold medal may mean as much to many as this one. brazil with the win in football or soccer, a sport that borders
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i think in some parts of rio. the party still going on. that was quite a win for the host country. team usa with a good shot in gold in boxing and wrestling. tonight rio says good-bye to the first olympics held in south america. back to you. >> the closing ceremony tonight. simone biles selected to carry the american flag. that will be an the entire team. what will the ceremonies include? >> i think so. i think it will be great to see her. she is about 4'8" carrying that giant american flag. that will be fun. you know, this thing will last more than two hours. let's admit it, it always does. a lot of pomp and circumstance. we'll see the lively culture of brazil that was a part of the opening ceremony. and the passing of the torch,
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as they get ready for the games in four years. >> yeah, you've covered quite a few olympic games, coming into it there are concerns whether the host country is ready to handle everything. obviously big security issues after 9/11, it seems every time to always come together. is that the sense you have down there in rio? >> isn't it amazing? it does. we were concerned when we went to china. concerned when we went to russia. concerned when we came here. i think theyul miraculously and wonderfully. they've done a heck of a job here. they did it on less money than most olympic countries have. they put on a great show. for the most part it's been safe 679. >> yes. shoestring budget and a great
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stay with new 4 for all of your olympic coverage. logon to nbcnewyork.com for your four to watch, including carmelo anthony as he leads the men's basketball team in their quest for a medal. the u.s. has 116 medals, the most gold, most silver, most bronze of any country. china follows, then great britain and russia closes out the top four with 53 medals. it's been domination this year. steroids in sports. it's a topic getting a lot of attention with many russian athletes banned from the games because of that. >> but athletes in new jersey, student athletes, is raising concerns. 4 investigates the garden state's doping test dilemma. >> we're the first state in the nation to test for steroids this is our tenth year now. >> reporter: a decade after new jersey made history testing high school athletes for steroids, top officials admit there's clearly a problem. >> oftentimes the same teams are being tested. >> reporter: 500 athletes selected at random from teams in
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that's who gets tested. everyone else slides by. >> i would like to see our testing expanded where we can get into year round testing. >> reporter: a bill working through the new jersey assembly would do just that. >> i think we need to change the mentality and change the culture of our kids and to have them understand that again, a, the side effects could be fatal and secondly, it's really unfair. >> reporter: but the bill comes as high school steroid testing is at a crossroads with many questioning if morst even needed. less than 1% of students have tested positive in new jersey, and the latest national data reviewed by 4 investigates shows steroid usage by teens is 1% to 4%. texas has even stopped testing kids. >> the truth is there is still heavy use of steroids in high schools here in texas. taylor resorted to using
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>> taylor resorted to using anabolic steroids. >> reporter: since testifying in 2005, his foundation has been working with professional leagues and schools. >> people think that the testing going on in high schools is akin to what we see in olympics or major league ball or the nfl and nothing could be further from the truth. >> reporter: high school tests aren't sophisticated enough to detect the vast number and varieties of steroids. new jersey ss that works out to $100,000 for 500 students. new legislation would provide $45,000 more for random testing. >> that would give us the ability to get into that school and test some of those people who have never been tested before. >> we have to get to these kids and let them know the truth
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things like testing as a deterrent to keep the honest kids and the intelligent kids from taking the risk. >> it's 7:15. we turn to raphael miranda. >> literally. >> the heat wave or the heat stretch done. >> the mugginess is going away. tomorrow is our day where we'll say refreshing, comfortable. but not today. still sticky outside. we have that tropical in place. hazy sunshine over brooklyn. it is still dry in the five boroughs. that's good news. if you have driving plans right now, rain not getting in the way troo much. not a lot of traffic out there. here's a look at your satellite and radar, spotty stuff around the tri-state, the heavier action moves in later today. this is what it is. that's our cold front now pushing into the great lakes, western new york, central p.a. that is all marching towards the
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it arrives here around 5:00, 6:00. you can see another day, just like yesterday, sticky and unsettled. strong to severe storms fire up later today. if you have that barbecue planned for tonight, you may need to run inside. humidity exits tomorrow. we can't wait for that a beautiful stretch of weather coming as we head back to work. temperatures around the five boroughs, warm, humid. 76 in chelsea. 77 in jackson heights. heights, 77 and muggy. 77 in islip. northwest new jersey, a bit cooler, not much. 66 in morristown. i want to show you the dew point temperatures, it lets us know how muggy it is. still in the tropical range of 70 to 75 for most of us. very humid out there again. as we look at future tracker. let's advance throughout the morning. not a whole lot of rain. spotty showers possible
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when it does rain, it could rain quite heavily. around 3:00, we get the storms firing up. when you see the yellows, oranges, reds, that indicates the strong to severe potential of these storms. 5:00, 6:00, still to the west of town, but as we head closer to dinnertime, those storms advance closer. they will roll through 11:00. after midnight, everything gets quieter. this is a beautiful picture. this is your monday morning. lots of the rain is gone. if only this could be today. it's not. today muggy and 85. scattered storms continue later on. overnight tonight, clearing late. 69 is your low. already a sign of cooler weather moving in. not in the 60s now, but tomorrow we will be. tomorrow is picture perfect, sunshine, breezy, low humidity. a high temperature of 82. you want to stay up to date with
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learn how to submit your own weather videos. the news 4 new york app for iphone is available in the app store right now. that rain brought an end to the city summer street celebration, but not for that guy. i think that is a skateboard. i don't know what he's using to pull himself with. it was a before that, hundreds took their turn on the water slide, went zip lining, took that virtual vacation, sand, lounge chairs. wnbc was a proud sponsor of that event for the past three saturdays. we turn to sinkhole stress in one brooklyn neighborhood, nearly a year after a gaping hole opened up on the street. >> now the hole is even bigger than before. back on august 4, 2015 the street sunk in sunset park
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hole at the corner of 5th avenue and 64th street. this morning 4 investigates why. here is andrew siff. >> reporter: getting to the bottom of why a stubborn sinkhole still is not fixed. >> it's terrible. >> reporter: demands digging. >> they're dragging their feet. this is taking too long. >> we're disgusted with it. >> reporter: 4 investigates pushed for answers. after more than one year after this 20x20 foot section in brooklyn buckled. >> they used to let us know what was going on each week. >> reporter: this community advocate gets weekly updates. she's been taking pictures of the construction. how surprised are you that a year later this thing is still a mess? >> not very. >> reporter: why are you not surprised? >> i've lived in new york city all my life. >> reporter: but this week after
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department of environmental protection walked away from us. a city spokesman later e-mailed us. new utility lines are being installed now and then the roadway will be resurfaced. anticipated, that roadway will be reopened within the next few weeks. the dep says the reason it took so long -- excavation, inspection, removing and replacing the 48-inch water main, and cleaning and reinforcing the 15-foot sewer line. a 100-year-old sewer line. weather and lots of careful construction. >> i went on vacation for six months. i came back and it is still here. >> reporter: other sinkhole headaches include the bus commute from bay ridge. the b63 has been forced to detour along 4th avenue adding up to seven minutes per trip. >> a pain in the behind. impossible to get through here. >> reporter: residents have seen streets like 64th become dead ends where cars and trucks
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>> one of the reasons we have sinkholes like this is big trucks are going on our side streets. >> reporter: in other words, the next calamity could be on your block. andrew siff, news 4 new york. >> more investigations means more answers. if you have something you think 4 investigates should look into, call us at 866-639-7244. still alive with the sound of what? a rise in the number of noise complaints citywide, but where is it the worst?
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welcome back. news 4 has reported on those terrible airport security lines at our local airports, and the tsa promised to address the
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busiest travel weekends of the summer, will passengers benefit? jen maxfield went to find out. >> reporter: the security lines are moving quickly at newark liberty today as the busy effort part of the summer travel season approaches. the seemingly endless lines that clogged newark around memorial day have gotten shorter thanks to more employees and canine units. large crowds are expected over labor day weekend, 15.6 million people, an increase of 80,000 people per day. to keep the lines moving, travelers have to follow the rules. leave the swiss army knives at home, and any liquids more than 3 ounces have to be left at home. it's been almost 15 years since september 11th.
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travelers to understand why special checks are still needed. in this shoe, you can see explosives are in the heel of the shoe completely undetected from the outside. if you want to keep your shoes on, you can apply for tsa precheck. the tsa did not have figures for say 97% of travelers get through the tsa line in less than 10 minutes. at newark liberty international airport, i'm jen maxfield, "today in new york." coming up, the latest on our top story, including this live report. a stepmother stands accused in the death of a 9-year-old girl. i'm checkey beckford in queens with the latest.
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i like that. tech support that lets your technician see the problem over your smartphone. only from fios. back with you and sky cam live over the cross roads of the world, dry for now, pat. but you know that will change. we won't want you to get caught under an awning like >> i had a good time. >> 45 minutes of rain. >> a lot of places went through that. we'll see that again today. raphael, it's getting a little foreboding out there. >> kind of murky skies, ominous out there. lots of clouds and tracking some storms on the radar, but very light stuff. spotty showers, heavier action staying off shore this morning. we do have light rain drifting into bergen county and rockland
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activity. the heavier stuff comes later today, but it could happen at any time. it won't be the worst beach day. not raining all day. but you may have downpours popping up. especially across long island throughout the late morning into the early afternoon. everyone will see rain this evening. you may get some sunny breaks in the meantime. if you're heading out, keep that in mind. there's a moderate risk for rip currents. one more reason t lifeguards today. waves are light, water temperature milder. back to the low 80s. uv index at 8. very high. lots of sunscreen needed, and a moderate risk of lightning. if you hear thunder, seek shelter immediately at the beaches. we'll go right now back to pat and gus. >> happening today a queens woman facing a judge charged in the death of her 9-year-old stepdaughter.
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live in kew gardens, queens with the latest on this story. >> reporter: good morning to you. the big question this morning is why would shamdal arjun allegedly kill her own stepdaughter? there's been no information so far about a possible motive. but there's been plenty of reaction from a community horrified at a 9-year-old girl's murder. ashdeep kaur was found dead in the bathtub of her r 55-year-old arjun said nothing as she was led away yesterday in handcuffs, arrested on second degree murder charges. police say she strangled the child. her father collapsed in front of the house after seeing her lifeless body.
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>> it's really scary. i got sick to my stomach when i heard the story. i couldn't believe it. >> i pray for the family. i pray for everyone hear witnessing this. i hope everyone holds their kids a little bit longer tonight. >> arjun has been charged with second degree murder. hoping to hear more today during this arraignment about a possible motive and who is representing her. live in kew gardens, checkey beckford, "today in new york." restore power to homes in paterson, new jersey after this car crash caused an outage. that car slammed into a utility poem at 4:00 this morning. the vehicle just torn to pieces. no details on injuries. pse&g says about 800 lost power. a man made a startling discovery while riding his bike on long island. he found a human skull in
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the medical examiner plans to conduct an autopsy. also on long island, a murder near a community little league field has families worried. a man's body was discovered in greenlawn memorial park yesterday. police are investigating. they have not released the victim's name. someone stabbed the man several times. new information about a pair of robbers who are targeting food delivery people in brooklyn. police say they struck again. they released this new surveillance video of the men before the attack on august 12th. the 20-year-old victim said one of the men grabbed him by his neck, the other punched him in his face and stole his cash. the two struck seven times in one month and in one case flashed a gun. in another they sprayed a chemical into the victim's eyes. getting around in a cab can sometimes be difficult, and it may soon get harder. new rules went into effect yesterday eliminating an english proficiency test. supporters say it tears down a barrier for immigrants looking
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just 4% of current drivers were born in the u.s. in connecticut, metro-north riders can easily purchase tickets now on the mta's e-tix app. riders heading to and from new haven, new canaan, danbury and waterbury can buy their tickets on their governor danell malloy calls it another step forward in customer service and convenience. some pop-up storms caused some flooding. rising water covered streets and created problems for drivers and people trying to get around in general. the recent heavy rain has caused some issues at several long island beaches. the nassau county health department is urging swimmers to avoid 13 north shore beaches because of the heavy rainfall. storm water runoff can elevate bacteria levels and is that
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a massive cleanup is underway in waterlogged southern louisiana this weekend. one week after downpours triggered deadly flooding in the state, there's still plenty of high water. the newest numbers are staggering. fema says more than 100,000 people have already applied for federal assistance. more than 60,000 homes have been damaged with water reaching places that have never flooded before. president obama plans to visit baton rouge on tuesday to see the damage. inth residents forced out of their homes by a raging wildfire are allowed back into their neighborhoods but many are finding their homes are gone. the blue cut fire east of los angeles destroyed more than 100 homes. crews have made significant progress. the fire is more than 70% contained. in northern california, an arson fire there destroyed nearly 200
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80% in that situation. a terror attack in turkey turned a wedding celebration into a scene of horror. a blast killed at least 30 people there and injured more than 90 others. the attack took place not far from the syrian border in the town of gaziantep. that area has been rocked by a wave of attacks in the past year carried out by kurdish militants or isis. officials believe a suicide bomber is responsible for this attack. republican presidential nominee donald trump is ramping up efforts to connect with minority voters. trump began his day yesterday in national hispanic advisory council. he then travelled to virginia for a rally in fredricksburg where he spoke directly to black voters. >> the gop is the party of abraham lincoln. and i want our party to be the home of the african-american
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road again tomorrow with an event in the battleground state of ohio. meantime democratic presidential nominee hillary clinton is kicking her fund-raising efforts into high gear. today she's holding an event in massachusetts with legendary singer cher. yesterday clinton attended a fund-raiser in martha's vineyard. she has 20 events planned in 11 days. clinton also has some paperwork to do. a federal judge ruled she must answer questions over a federal lawsuit involving her private e-mail server. now to an i-team the i-team discovered that drug tests mandated by the department of transportation don't check for a range of potentially dangerous drugs. drugs that bus drivers, train engineers and airline pilots could be using. pei-sze cheng has details. >> any family that suffers the loss of a child does not necessarily go on to be normal. >> reporter: the death of
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killed in a school bus accident. the bus pulled in front of a dump truck. >> they're trying to piece together what is missing. >> the front of the truck struck the left side of the school bus. >> reporter: piecing together the accident was the job of the ntsb. the bus driver had only been on the job for 13 days. il after the crash showed no trace of major drugs of abuse, they found something else. the ntsb report ultimately blamed the bus driver's reduced vigilance due to fatigue and the sedative effects of prescription medicines. including tramadola powerful painkiller and opiate that can make one drowsy. while the bus driver did pass a drug test when he got hired, his use of sedatives was never flagged.
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requires. >> the industry standards need to change. it's not just what the federal government requires. >> reporter: the i-team has learned that the five-panel test that is accepted as an industry standard only detects the five most popular illegal street drugs and fails to screen for the most popular abused prescription drugs. >> oxycodone, vicodin. >> reporter: country. he says most federal agencies or any safety sensitive job will only require the five-panel test. >> motor carriers, truck drivers, airline pilots, coast guard officers, railroad engineers. >> reporter: greer says a 10 or 12-panel drug test would screen for far more drugs, but many private companies rely on the less comprehensive test. >> there is an assumption among
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five-panel is good enough for the federal government, so it ought to in fact cover everything we need to know. >> it is very scary because you are eliminating testing for drugs that a lot of people are taking. >> reporter: dawn's daughter, angelica, was killed by a drunk driver when she was just 14 years old. now she's devoted her life to working with m.a.d.d. and advocating for stricter drug driving laws. >> are these people driving under the influence of something? they are taking your life in their hands. all right department of health and hulen human services said they issued proposed changes last year to expand testing for four prescription pain medications, but experts believe it may take up to two years to take effect, far too long a period that leaves too much of the public in danger. the president of the drug testing company we interviewed for the story said for the most part it is private employers who will order the more comprehensive tests.
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the five panel tests and some d.o.t. agencies say if they ask for more testing than the five panel they may face fines from the d.o.t. more investigations means more answers. if you think you have something new york's biggest i-team should look into, give them a call at 866-news-244. still ahead, raphael miranda will return with a check of the forecast. he'll tell us when some this is "today in new york." ? ? ? award winning interface. award winning design.
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living in the city that never sleeps, many of us have become accustomed to the sound
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people doing the west side shuffle. but the noise pollution may be getting new york. >> here is natalie pasquerla. >> reporter: no matter where you turn, it's hard to escape the city that never sleeps. >> cars, horns. engines. >> it never >> reporter: while many new yorkers like joe live with it. >> you kind of get used to it address a new yorker. i don't think i ever filed a noise complaint ever. >> reporter: more people are speaking up. we tracked an increase in noise complaints to 311 comparing january to july of 2016 to last year. complaints are up 13%. we dug deeper to show you the types of complaints. number one, loud music and
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construction. number 5, muic from cars and trucks that complaint saw the highest increase from year to year. >> it's changed. >> reporter: nick has lived uptown for 14 years. >> how about your neighborhood? >> it's noisy. the city is so overcrowded, there's so much traffic, construction going on. >> reporter: while many new yorkers would think midtown would be the noisiest part of the city, the area that had the most noisepl pretty far from here. in harlem. the hamilton heights section. >> it's a surprise to me. i don't think this area is any noisier than any other place in new york. bit surprised, she remembers seeing police here just a month ago. >> a police officer was here and she was knocking on doors. i was walking in. she asked me if there were any noise complaints. she had gotten a lot of requests to investigate. >> reporter: here's a look at the top zip codes for noise
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hamilton heights number one for 2016. last year 4 investigates found that flatbush ditmus park topped the list. back in harlem, johanny ramirez told me he has not noticed any noise complaints in his community. do you feel like this is one of the noisiest spots? >> most of the people who live here, they're from the dominican republic. our culture is different. i know we like music, play dominos. >> reporter: most everyone i talked to said for new yorkers, all the noise just fades into the background. >> it's kind of weird if there wasn't any noise. i would be really freaked out. >> reporter: natalie pasquarella, news 4 new york. >> raphael joins us now. you said yesterday bring the umbrella with you. >> yeah. >> don't leave home without it. >> yeah. it can happen at any time today. sunny in one neighborhood, next neighborhood very heavy rain.
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outdoor plans, keep in mind it won't be raining all day long. the outdoor plans don't need to be canceled. if you have a barbecue, day at the beach, picnic, you may get rained on. that's the way it is. it's muggy. like a miami weather pattern. we've been feeling that high humidity. it's still dry. the roadways out there are still looking good. here's the satellite and radar picture. already tracking spotty showers. mostly light stuff this morning. that will change as the day goes on. the rain will pickp intensity. and a new wave of showers moving on shore to western suffolk county. this cold front will track on through the east, increasing the rain chance as the day goes on. you can see in your weather head lines, sticky and unsettled for one more day, just like yesterday. high humidity. tracking a chance for strong storms later this afternoon and evening. humidity is finally gone tomorrow. tomorrow feels much better outside. and we have a fantastic stretch
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work. temperatures in nassau county in the 70s. warm and sticky in valley stream. ac on in north merrick. 73 in muttontown. always want to check in with my dew point temperatures. this lets me know how muggy it is and how it feels when you step outside. still in the 70s. 75 range that takes us to tropical. that's what it feels like for this sunday. on future tracker, to the in spotty showers continue until about noon. afternoon, we start to see strong to severe storms. after 3:00, 4:00 p.m. you have to be watching. say between 3:00 and 9:00, as storms are moving in to the west of new york city, around the city probably around 8:00, 9:00, then they slide off to the south and east around 11:00. after midnight we clear things out nicely.
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fresh sunrise and dry conditions. 85, still muggy today. not the best weather day ahead. tomorrow we get rewarded with a nice drying breeze out of the northwest. dropping that humidity. we have a gorgeous stretch of days continuing right into the middle of the week. let's look at it in your exclusive ten-day forecast. 82 tomorrow, feels fantastic. breezy, comfortable. tuesday is another winner, 84 on wednesday. adding the heat and humidity a bit on thursday. on friday near 90 learn how to submit your own weather videos. the news 4 new york app for iphone is available in the app store right now. the intrepid air and sea
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tell us about this big anniversary. >> it was a great anniversary, great event. we had a lot of veterans there that really could showcase some of their stories and things they've done in the past. we allowed them to taste, showcase some things we could do. we had the kids there making pizza, it was interactive. we had a brisket sandwich, hawaiian bun. an arugula salad with blue cheese crumbles, toasted almonds. and i'll show you how to make a classic new york rubin with a twist. we got a marble rye bread, made our own sauerkraut, got pastrami, thousand island and swiss cheese. >> this museum has been going since 1982.
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a lot of new yorkers may be taken back by there's cooking going on at intrepid. how does food play out 1234679. >> we have a lot of cool new items. we have brisket sandwich, pizza, signature pizzas, everything from a classic meat lovers to a thai blue cheeses. >> this is not your basic concession stands. >> you are cooking in the original galleys? >> we are not cooking in the original galleys, but we have right next door and we have the original galley deck where everybody sat down. the mess deck itself where everybody sat down is where everybody is sitting. they'll come in, grab their food, go and pay, sit down and enjoy their concessions. >> we cooked a lot of things on the program before.
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sauerkraut. i don't think that's something people think about cooking. is it hard to do? >> it's not. >> take me through this. >> what i have here is just a pot of boiling water. put that right there. i have all of the ingredients measured out. ounce and a half to two ounces of caraway seeds. >> the ingredients go the cabbage. >> infusing the water. we have juniper berries and pickling spice. all those spices you can buy at the food store, usually in 16-ounce containers. >> we have directions for this. >> a pinch of pepper. >> salt? >> pinch of salt. this is sugar. >> sugar? really. >> sugar we will also -- >> put it all in? >> yep. >> we will put --
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>> two cups. we will put 16 ounces of apple cider vinegar. most traditional is red wine vinegar. i like the apple cider. adds more sweetness. all we do is -- >> how long would you let that normally sit for? >> it will go right in. you will -- the cool thing about it, i set it and forget it. >> this is an easy recipe for kids. >> put everything in. put the lid on. >> how long do you let that go put it off to the side. set it and forget it. you keep coming back and taste it. the longer it sits, the stronger it will get. >> now we get to your sandwich here. >> nice and easy. pull this out. two pieces of bread. >> all right. >> little bit of thousand island, traditionally -- >> not a little bit. let's not be stingy. >> we'll go heavy. >> yeah.
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russian dressing. >> okay. this is your little twist. >> i like the thousand island because i'm using the apple cider vinegar. pickled relish pairs nicely, simple. >> and this is the good stuff. this is got stuff. >> you can use your fingers. i won't tell anybody. we're all family. >> nobody will know. >> so this is the finished sauerkraut. >> this is the sauerkraut. >> that's good. >> nice and simple. >> this is your swiss cheese? >> swiss cheese. >> finally -- >> the -- the nice piece tram my. >> i have to tell you, i love hot dogs, but this beats a hot dog stand at a museum. this is over at the intrepid. appreciate it. thank you, chef. you can find a link to the sauerkraut on our website,
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pokemon go has become a worldwide phenomenon, but the app is not a part of the pokemon world championships this weekend. >> what? >> i know. players from all over the world arrived in san francisco to compete using the wii and trading cards. the event is not open to the public but will stream on the website. the tournament prize pool is more than $500,000. >> i still have no idea i'm okay with that. >> i would just take a picachu. >> should we be paying attention to the clouds? >> they're ominous. showers and storms will pop up any time and anywhere. it's a miami forecast. >> okay. >> if you're heading outside,
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heading outside later today, strong to severe storms. especially after 4:00, 5:00 p.m. heavy downpours, lots of lightning, damaging winds and hail. if you have outdoor plans later today, have a safe place to go to. 85 is the high. still very muggy on this sunday. that all changes tomorrow. monday is the day, low humidity, sunshine, breezy. just delightful. >> all right. thank you, raphael. thank you for that's it for us. nbc's coverage of the rio olympic games is coming up next. >> thanks for having us in for
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