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it needed grenades. >> reporter: the ringleader behind the attacks was thought to be in syria. witnesses and evidence found on cell phones left behind by suicide bombers at the scene of the attacks suggested he was still in france. forensics teams are working over the scene until the dead have been identified. it will not be known if they have their man. >> we are at war, a war against a terrorist who has decided to declare war on us. it was the jihadist organization dash. >> reporter: three cars were used in the attack. police are trying to find one of the brothers involved in the attack. he was last seen leaving france. investigators are also still trying to figure out how many more people might belong to this terror network or might be hiding other fugitives. steve: thank you. more violence in france. three people claiming to be supporters of isis stabbed a teacher at a jewish school.
they approached the teacher and stabbed the victim in the leg before taking off. the teacher is expected to be okay. >> increased air strikes have killed at least 33 isis fighters in raqqa, syria, according to the syrian observatory for human rights which tracks the civil war. they also are reporting that the families of isis family are fleeing. steve: france's president says those seeking asylum in his country should be welcomed with open arms. dari: as lidia curanaj shows us, his attitude is not swaying critics in france or here in the u.s. >> reporter: the debate on accepting syrian refugees intensified after one of the terrorists involved in the paris attacks is believed to have entered europe among the current wave of syrian refugees. however, the french president said his country will keep its promise and take in 30,000
refugees over the next two years. >> these syrian families are running from the same terror. >> reporter: this is the director of church world service in jersey city. he has helped resettle four syrian refugee families, a process he says took years to accomplish. >> the minimum is four years. the average is about 17 years for a refugee by the time they flee their country to enter the united states. the united states is actually -- has one of the toughest vetting processes throughout the world. >> reporter: the house of representatives is calling on congress to pass legislation that would tighten controls on syrian and iraqi refugees, but stressed such a bill would not be a religious test. more than half of u.s. governors say they will hamper efforts to bring the refugees to their state. chris christie is one of those governors. he says refugees cannot be effectively vetted and believes president obama is, quote, living in a fantasy world. >> how about the fact his own fbi director says they do not
that should be the end of the conversation. >> reporter: now criticizing christie is mayor bill de blasio. >> another thing that motivated is my anger and disgust at the statements of governor christie. this is a nation of immigrants. >> reporter: christie fired back with this tweet, which reads wouldn't expect anything less from a liberal politician who's more interested in making headlines than protecting the people. as a result of the refugees', a syrian family has been diverted to connecticut after indiana officials objected to them resettling in their state. the family of three has been waiting since 2012 to be resettled here in the u.s. although the refugee act of 1980 says a state doesn't have the power to stop resettlements, the family said they did not want to go through any more additional scrutiny or drama. steve: all right. thank you. we're hearing for the first time from the american band that was performing when terrorists went on the deadly shooting spree
the members posted a message saying they are safe and coming to terms with the attacks. they sent their thoughts and prayers to the victims, including a british merchandise vendor among those killed. the band, which plays blues and rock, was on a european tour when the gunmen opened fire on stage, which you see here. never gets less horrifying to watch. it killed 89 people. the band has postponed the world tour for now. dari: meantime, wow, look at this. isis released saying this photo of a bomb it claims was used to bring down the russian airliner over egypt. the picture shows it was so small soda can. experts are questioning that. russian authorities confirm that a homemade bomb brought down the plane, killing all 224 people. steve: boko haram claiming responsibility for suicide bomb attacks in nigeria that killed 49 and left dozens injured. it was declared the most deadly terror groups, blamed for more
dari: security experts say encrypted smartphones play a key role for terrorists trying to communicate secretly. steve: law enforcement wants tech companies to make it easier code. dan bowens has more on the balancing act between privacy concerns and national security. >> reporter: updated operating systems from google and apple mean every smartphone can't be unlocked without a password, even by the companies. this has been a point of frustration for law enforcement officials across the country. the manhattan district attorney is calling for new rules. >> it's affecting our ability to do our job. >> reporter: cyrus vance says encryption features has impacted criminal cases in new york city. >> there are 111 cases in our office we've not been able to access the iphones to gather evidence ranging from homicides cases to sex crimes cases. >> reporter: he's not looking for the government to have direct access. >> we're asking for the designers of the operating
warrants. >> reporter: the push highlighted by the recent attacks in france. fbi director james comey speaking at the 6th annual financial crimes and cybersecurity symposium. he says u.s. investigators have been frustrated by isis' use of encryption. >> if they find somebody they think might kill on their behalf or kill in the caliphate, they move them to a mobile messaging app that's end to end encrypted. at that moment, the needle we've been searching the entire nation to find and have found goes invisible to us. terrorism. this is about dealing with day to day crime. >> reporter: police commissioner bill bratton, aware of the balance between security and privacy. >> in this world of new technology, constantly changing, that we find that we are in the middle in trying to balance both of those issues. >> reporter: while critics say it put personal information at risk, supporters call it a necessity for public safety. dan bowens, fox 5 news.
dari: 5:06. breaking news. a car is burning on the g.w. bridge. steve: joe beerman is over the scene. looks like they pretty much put out the car fire? >> reporter: yep. this is the outbound george washington bridge, upper level, near midspan. when we got here, look at that, the car fire was fully engulfed. nobody here yesterday. the winds were feeding the flames. outbound upper level, all lanes are closed. inbound, there are some lanes closed with the emergency equipment as they move around. say goodbye to the gw for tonight. the west side cross bronx, all at a complete standstill. no word on the driver. we did see somebody standing next to the car. so we assume the driver got out okay. outbound upper level george washington bridge, all lanes closed due to the car fire. back to you guys. dari: joe, thank you. >> a university in new jersey
series of racial threats. a tweet threatened black students at the university. it happened during a rally to raise awareness of racial unrest on campus. the university tweeted in part, quote, the university police are investigating the issue and providing heightened security on campus. five hours later, school officials tweeted security will remain at heightened levels today and the rest of the week. school officials are saying that the campus will remain open as the investigation continues. steve: all right. an investigation is underway following a police-involved shooting in brooklyn. an officer tried to pull over a vehicle. the vehicle fled and crashed into a bus. the driver got out with a gun. the responding officer fired, wounding the man who is expected to survive. dari: a new jersey state trooper killed in the line of duty was honored today more than 40 years after being killed. a monument was dedicated in east brunswick in remembrance of the trooper.
traffic stop on the new jersey turnpike in 1973 by a woman who fled to and has been living in cuba ever since. >> we haven't forgotten. we never will forget. this is an open wound for the organization. we're going to continue to pursue justice in this case. dari: well, the woman convicted of killing trooper forester escaped from prison in 1979 and that is when she went to cuba. there is a $2 million reward for info leading to her arrest and return to the u.s. chris christie has tried to extradite her. a big, big thing. steve: the fbi and local police investigating a small drone that crashed into a truck after flying over an oil refinery in new jersey. it happened this morning near the phillips 66 refinery. the operator of the drone picked up the pieces of his broken aircraft and left the scene before police got there. the good news, no one was hurt. dari: well, you know this makes sense. before we take the first bite of our meal, we eat with our eyes.
the digital age. dari: i get sucked into this. instagram can be a feast for the eyes. steve: baruch shemtov here to show us how photographers are cashing in on the internet's endless love of food. i am jealous of all these people. >> reporter: i got very hungry doing this story because the foodies are taking instagram by storm and some are now monetizing their accounts with mouth-watering deals. >> instagram has been huge for us. >> with 426,000 followers, that's led to big deals. according to the cofounder. how big can the deals be? >> they can be really big. a lot of the deals that we do are, you know, over six figures. >> reporter: with instagram playing a significant role in promoting their partners' messages. >> we're able to use instagram, great pictures of food, to drive people to the kept we're creating on other platforms. >> reporter: for those advertisers who pay to promote
they've made the return on investment immediately. >> you can do some cool branded content via instagram. >> reporter: as the infatuation grows, so does the competitive landscape with more and more added to the mix. >> it's like an assault of food photography on instagram. >> reporter: an overflowing buffet. >> like sizzler from the '80s. >> reporter: the ceo of no bread bread, carving out a niche has helped the brand. >> we created an amazing following, opportunities to work with amazing sponsors and brands. >> reporter: allowing her to quit her day job. >> i used to work at j. p. morgan. i had an amazing career on wall street. i started no bread and turned it into a blog and i left the job a year and a half ago and now i do this full-time. it's my business. >> reporter: as they all benefit from the boosted bottom lines, we get to benefit from the endless array of tempting food
photos. the good news is instagrams have no calories. i asked andrew what makes the perfect food photo. light. it will look delicious. dari: lighting. steve: pasta, eggs work well. burgers. >> reporter: we could be the next food instagram stars. steve: i would love it. that's the american dream. instagram into your career. thank you, baruch. nick. dari: i was going to say no calories, but i'm inspired to go out and make the stops. >> reporter: if you stop there, there's no calorie. dari: i follow through. >> reporter: at your own risk. dari: you know, nick? nick: i hear you, loud and clear. this snuggly weather makes you want to eat. steve: doing horrors for what i'm eating. nick: it warmed up this afternoon after a chilly start. we've been in the upper 50s to 60 in the area. we're still 57 right now. humidity has come up with an east-southeast wind. the clouds have won this afternoon. we saw a little sun this morning. that was expected.
pressure is strong and steady at 30.41 and no rain nearby yet. later tonight, a bit of drizzle may appear or a couple of showers. fox 5 sky guardian is looking at something north of allentown. i don't think we'll be worrying about too much this evening. the clouds will stay and the temperatures are going to stay in the middle 50s for as much of the night goes along with the cloud cover in place. 58 in the city. 58 at newark. it did get into the lower 60s central new jersey on south. 57 islip. 56 bridgeport. mid 50s on the east end. we're close to those numbers now. low to middle 50s across the island back to 57 in the city. 58 in newark. temperatures are 24 hours ago are milder by 9 to 11 degrees. the wind's out of the southeast and it will continue tonight. it will get breezy as the night goes along. we'll see a gusty southeasterly wind tomorrow ahead of a cold front.
that's going to push the temperatures up into the 60s. but it will bring some rain, initially light rain or drizzle the first part of the morning and we'll get into the heavier stuff tomorrow afternoon into tomorrow night. you can see on the satellite photo the clouds are in place. mostly the lower clouds here. that's why they're shaded more in gray. the brighter clouds are the higher cloud tops. we'll be watching the clouds win out tonight. a little drizzle may develop tonight or a couple of showers. high pressure is sliding off towards the eastern part of novi a scotia scotia. you can see the swirl here. that storm is heading out of iowa right up north into canada. you can see where the cold front is found, this line of clouds and rain. some of these have been strong storms moving to the atlanta area. we're not going to see any severe weather tomorrow, but the potential with the front is to bring locally heavy rainfall tomorrow afternoon into the first part of tomorrow night. you'll see that in the day planner. a little drizzle, periods or occasional spotty light rain,
upper 50s to the lower 60s by lunchtime. it's the afternoon into tomorrow night where the downpours occur. we'll be in the middle 60s. the green is the rain. watch the timestamp into the later part of the evening. that goes away. friday, mainly sunny and not too cool in the wake of the front. we'll be in the upper 50s on friday. cooling down more on saturday and more so on sunday when the next wave of chillier air will arrive. clouds and breezy weather tonight. showers or drizzling late tonight, after midnight. not a lot of that. 54 in the city. 40s to 50s in the suburbs. periods of rain tomorrow but heaviest will be afternoon and first part of tomorrow night. and we get to 65. we'll stay in the upper 50s on friday, lots of sun, saturday, 51. and there's the chilly air sunday and monday. upper 40s. 30 at night. in the city monday morning, could be down in 33. we recover again as has been the story. 50 tuesday. 53 wednesday. i think it will be milder for thanksgiving day and the day after.
steve: good. nick: watch early december. i really think we'll be trending colder. steve: it is december. thank you. dari: tech historians say silicon valley would be nothing without the big apple. steve: audrey puente shows us how new york played a pivotal role. >> reporter: long before silicon valley, the big apple was a hub of technology. new york city's role in computer history is highlighted in a new exhibit at the new york historical society. >> this is an exhibit about the history of computerization in new york, from the early 19th century up through the 1980s and beyond to today when new york was the center for all things computer. >> reporter: the exhibit presents a timeline starting with the world's fair where ibm introduced the general public to computing and runs through other major milestone. started international communication in space.
we have incredible artistic films from the 1960s. and a final wall that shows new york expanding as these new companies come back to us. >> reporter: the historic work of thomas edison, alexander graham bell and nasa are featured. there are, dare i say, ancient computers, radios and telephones that generate sounds of nostalgia. browse through photographs, digital artwork and interactive stations that will transport you through the evolution of technology. a highlight of the exhibit is one of the first computer games called tennis for two. it dates back to 1958 and was developed at the brookhaven national laboratory on long island. that's also the home of the national weather service. you can also relive history with a game of space invaders or typing a letter. the exhibit runs through april and is a must-see for new yorkers. >> new york is the center of
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steve: actor charlie sheen claims he never claimed his h.i.v. status from any partners, but his girlfriends are telling a different story. dari: what a mess. simone boyce is here with the entertainment headlines. >> reporter: charlie sheen says he's paid in the millions of dollars, but i don't think it ends here. he announced his h.i.v. status on "the today show" yesterday to put an end to the blackmail and extortion he claims he's faced since his diagnosis, but his legal woes are likely just beginning. sheen told matt lauer it's impossible he could have transmitted the virus to anyone else since his diagnosis. he said he alerted every one of his partners about his condition, but one of charlie's ex-girlfriends or goddesses is calling him a monster for hiding
here's what she told inside edition earlier today. were together. i was living in his house. i could be dead. i could literally be dead right now because he didn't tell me that. that. >> reporter: she says she's faced harassment, even though she tested negative for the disease. another one of charlie's exes, one of the two who had unprotected sex with sheen, defended the actor on dr. oz and announced she's tested negative as well. well, something else people are talking about today, going viral, actress rose mcgowan is defending strong words towards caitlyn jenner. she wrote she does not understand what being a woman is about at all. this is in response to something jenner said backstage at the glamour awards show where she accepted a woman of the year award show. he said the hardest part about
being a women is figuring out what to wear. she added a little more context. >> i'm at this point in my life where i'm trying to figure this womanhood thing out. >> reporter: she declared that her comments and criticism doesn't come from a place of transphobia. she's happy for what caitlin is doing for the transgender community but what she says has consequences for other women. steve: thank you. dari: she's making dreams come true on broadway and on the basketball court. steve: why a producer started working with young athletes. dari: and the city's new $3 billion push to help the homeless. we'll tell you where the money
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wraparound plans. it's in the billions. the mayor and others say it's a model built for long-lasting change. >> you work years and years towards a day when we got to talking serious ways and serious numbers about supportive housing. >> reporter: mayor de blasio called it a sweeping housing plan. the cost effective path providing stability and permanent housing. it's one that speaks directly to the homeless community, one of the mayor's biggest challenges. >> we know the fact that people struggle with mental illness when they're homeless, in many cases cases. it's part of the homeless crisis today. >> reporter: the housing will accommodate other groups like youth transitioning out of foster care, victims of domestic violence, and homeless vets. how does it work? the tenants pay a fraction of the rent and get a place to call home and theive
supportive services they need. the scale is new. plans are to create 15,000 of the additional units of housing at a price tag of $3 billion. the largest single investment made by the de blasio administration to address a homelessness issue that, by some estimates, has 58,000 people living in the shelter system. >> sometimes people get overwhelmed by the challenges. that doesn't mean we give up on them. that doesn't mean they're any less good a human being. >> reporter: about half the units will be new construction. the other half will come from existing units the city will convert to supportive housing. it's a model that's been used to stabilize shelter numbers and, in some cases, allowed them to drop according to some in the de blasio administration. don't expect the changes to happen overnight. this is a 15 year plan. back to you. steve: a long-term project. thank you. quentin tarantino defending his controversial comments last month, telling the ladies on the
view he was not calling all police murderers, but was referring to specific instances of recent police-related deaths and he's not antipolice. >> i'm not a cop hater. that. as far as i'm concerned, patrick lynch, the head of the nypd union, is slandering me by calling me a cop hater because they can't deal with the criticism. steve: his comments came days after officer holder was killed in the line of duty. it sparked police unions to call for a boycott of his upcoming film. dari: new york state investigators now looking into whether yahoo's daily fantasy sports game should be considered illegal gambling. reports claim the attorney general's office intends to subpoena yahoo. yesterday the fantasy sports web site fanduel temporarily suspended access to new york players. that is after the attorney general went to court to block fanduel and draft kings from doing business in new york
state. steve: a producer helping kids compete on the basketball court. dari: linda schmidt shows us what inspired her to work with young athletes. >> reporter: a very successful broadway producer is making a difference in the lives of inner city kids. and she's doing it through basketball. kids from grades one through 12 are able to play basketball in a program on the upper west side thanks to rose, a tony award-winning broadway producer who has turned part of her attention to helping inner city children. in september, she started a basketball program called -- [no audio. dari: sorry about that. technical problems. steve: it happens. a charity sale in soho turning back the clock. dari: vintage pieces from the mud club are going up for sale. the local charity that will benefit from this. steve: that was the place in the late '70s and '80s.
and it's scallop season. why you may have to pay more for them. dari: first, here's tonight's new york minute. >> this is our 7th annual bethpage federal credit union turkey drive. >> people donated turkeys to help families in need have a happy holiday. it will help feed hundreds of thousands next week. >> hunger is not going away because we give somebody a turkey. we have to do more than that. and that's what we do at island harvest. we look at holistic support and services. dari: if you'd like to donate food, money or time, visit island harvest.org. >> new york city islanders josh bailey and matt martin visited wheeler academy today in valley stream. the school was surprised because a parent entered a contest to win. >> it's something we enjoy doing.
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>> reporter: harvesting scallops was one of the biggest industries on long island until the '80s when the brown tide wiped out the shellfish population. over the past few years, the delicacies have been in demand as they make a tremendous comeback in long island's bay. >> they're a jewel, the golden nugget out here. >> reporter: the bay scallop season starts on the first monday in november. charlie, owner of south hull fish market, says the supply isn't as abundant this year compared to last. many are having a hard time reaching their 10 bushel limit. >> in the big picture, last year, they were getting, you know, 10 bushel every day for the first two weeks. so this year, they got it for the first three or four days. now it's starting to slow up quickly. >> reporter: a smaller harvest translates to higher prices. >> as less come around, we have to give the guys more money to go. that in turn, we have to go up on our prices, retail and
wholesale. >> reporter: they're priced at $20 a pound, 5 dollars more than last year. it's a price people are willing to travel for and pay. >> we come out every year to get them. we're so glad it's back again the last couple of years. >> it's sweet and soft. >> reporter: there's nothing like them. all i can say. delicious. >> reporter: previously they sold to restaurants and markets up and down the east coast. this year most of the scallops will stay local. >> it's mother nature. mother nature, she's -- some years she gives a lot and some she doesn't. >> reporter: don't be surprised if you see prices rise because of the smaller supply. jodi goldberg, fox 5 news. dari: it claims to melt the unwanted fat away. i don't know what fat you would want. steve: the fda approved fat zapping laser.
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>> what we're doing is marking the area where the fat is. >> reporter: like many of us, lisa miller wants a flatter stomach. >> this is typical fat post-baby. >> reporter: the mother of two says no matter how she tries, she can't get rid of the extra inches. >> sometimes there's one area you can't spot reduce. >> what we're going to do is treat the entire area here. >> reporter: this is the medical director director. he plans to help lisa get the body she wants using laser technology. >> the laser is able to bypass the surface of the skin and reach any target we want. here the target we're reaching is fat. >> he's using a fat burning machine called sculpt sure just approved by the food & drug administration. it's noninvasive. you can keep most of your clothes on and you're awake the whole time. the doctor uses lasers to
literally melt the fat away. >> what it is doing is heating the fat and disrupting the fat cells. the body over six to 12 weeks removes the unwanted fat. >> i'm excited. this whole thing will take 25 minutes. >> feels like waves of heat and at the point where i can feel it at the hottest, it starts to cool. >> it can only be used on the abdomen and love handles. but clinical trials are underway for other areas of the body that could be available in the future. >> it is removing the fat cells. we're not just removing fluid or fat from the cells. we're permanently removing the fat cells. these fat cells do not come back. >> reporter: the doctor says this works best for someone who has a little bit of weight to lose, not for the morbidly obese. the machine will not work to significantly tighten loose skin and it isn't cheap.
between a thousand and $1,500, and it's not covered by insurance. one more thing? results are not instant. it takes between six and 12 weeks to see the difference. a change lisa is willing to wait for. >> looking forward to the next 12 weeks and watching the belly fat melt away. >> reporter: since we talked with lisa two weeks ago, we wanted to see if she'd seen any progress. she sent us this picture of herself. you be the judge. in martinsville, new jersey, fox 5 news. steve: a more comparable picture. >> sexually transmitted diseases are at a record high. women and young people are the most affected. dari: joining us is dr. michael smith, the chief medical editor for web md. are people becoming complacent? >> this is the first time since
of these rise. chlamydia, gonorrhea. we're seeing it rise across the board for these conditions. what it means is the people are just not protecting themselves like they used to. what would we tell them? wear a condom. what are they doing? wearing condoms. we've got to figure out how to turn the tide around. protect yourself. steve: the federal government cracking down on the dietary supplement industry for false claims. products that claim to be natural were often synthetic and toxic. i'm seeing the next line. $40 billion. everybody wants the magic pill. >> this is a series of events. the government has cracked down on the supplement industry. it's the wild, wild west out there. there's a lack of regulation in what they can say and they can sell first, test later. they can put a product on the market and really determine if it has any safety issues after the fact and never really have
steve: it matters what they claim, that determines what has to be verified by the fda? >> in this issue, there was a supplement that the executive said had natural plant extracts. it had a synthetic stimulant made in china. they joked about it in e-mails. it caused liver injuries and liver transplant in one woman. if it promises weight loss, if it promises to cure multiple diseases, really, if we had something that would do that, we'd know about it. outrageous claims. talk to your doctor. do your own research. it is tough to find evidence to support these things. look around yourself. use credible sources. you're a little on your own if you're going to take these things. steve: what makes me skeptical is there's three on every block. there must be so much money in it. how much profit are they making?
>> hundreds of millions of people take them for any number of things. steve: incredible. dr. michael smith, we appreciate it. thanks. let's talk weather. nick, back to reality here. 57. sort of gloomy out. dari: rain coming. nick: clouds are back. rain is coming. absolutely. we need the rain. we're still having this rainfall deficit for the year. we'll take what we can get. we may get a half inch, maybe an inch in some places by the time it's over tomorrow evening. the mild air came back today after yesterday struggling to get over 50. the wind shifting to the southeast and boosting the temperatures up to 58 in new york city. 62 philly. 65 washington, d.c. tomorrow these 60s come our way. we should be in the middle 60s tomorrow, but the rain will come our way as you'll see. right now the rain is not on fox 5 sky guardian. a little something trying to cross i-80 there west of hackettstown. a lot of that is not reaching the ground. we may see spotty light rain or drizzle after midnight into tomorrow morning.
a combination of that southeasterly wind bringing in the low level wind off the moisture and the front coming from the west. ahead of the front, the wind will be gusty. we'll see the southeasterly wind gusting as high as 35 miles an hour as we head into the afternoon. right now we're in the middle 50s. 56 in the city. 55 poughkeepsie. 58 at newark. mid 50s from islip to bridgeport. those temperatures will hover in that range tonight. low, middle 50s most of the area. some upper 40s to the north and west with the cloud cover in play and the wind out of the southeast at that 10-mile-an-hour range on average, but it will pick up in intensity overnight. we may see gusts of 20 miles an hour. high pressure moving away that gave us the onshore flow of air today. the storm that we're talking about, that's heading towards canada. notice the cold front right in this position here. notice the area of rain ahead of it. there's been some severe weather
in the southeastern states. no severe weather here. we'll be seeing the potential for locally heavy rainfall tomorrow afternoon into the first part of tomorrow night and we'll get into drier air towards the weekend. here's temperatures for tomorrow. look what's appearing across the northern tier towards canada. it's going to be a high of 33 in minneapolis. 39 in billings. that cold air will be dropping down. that actually may, with the storm center, produce chicago's first snowfall of the year towards the weekend. for us, it's middle 60s tomorrow. 60s atlanta. 80s south florida. 50s and 40s from albuquerque to denver and 83 in l.a. on the futurecast you'll see spotty light rain or drizzle overnight. tomorrow, things get going, mostly from midday into the afternoon. and potentially heavy downpours there in the first part of tomorrow night into early friday morning. by friday, it's gone. we'll turn mainly sunny. in the upper 50s on friday. that cooler air will filter in
still it will be a temporary. temperatures warm up next week. 65 the high, gusty southeast wind, and periods of rain that will be heavy at times afternoon and early afternoon. friday, good. saturday, nice, 59. right back to 53 by wednesday and milder for thanksgiving day. wednesday, a big travel day. steve: thank you, nick. dari: aging gracefully is an art form unto itself. now seniors across the city are being encouraged to explore their artistic side. steve: jessica went to lower manhattan to see what's inspiring them. >> reporter: here at city hall senior center, everyone gathers for a day full of activities. [music] this center's one of the 45 to have a local artist coming in since 2012.
known as spark, a community arts engagement program. >> they can learn skills and find talent they didn't realize. >> it started as a collaboration between the department of cultural affairs and the department of aging. shirley is in the choir and takes advantage of the program. >> i like to get out the house. yeah. this is one of my activities. i keep busy. >> reporter: now they will provide $1 million in new funding, changing the name to su casa. there will be 102 participating senior centers. >> we had another senior who was an artist before, but never continued. because of the program he started again. >> they will propose projects of varying cultural disciplines. we've seen everything from ukulele to stop animation and the seniors love it.
>> if it's photography, calligraphy or music, seniors say participating in artistic and creative projects provides many health benefits. >> i think that's the most important part. lower blood pressure and deal with depression and things like that. it's a valuable service that we provide. >> reporter: if you're an artist who is interested, they are accepting applications now. go to our web site, fox5ny.com, for more information. steve: four schools in brooklyn taking part in a new program to help educate students about the environment. the program launched today during a ceremony at ps 31. each school will have a sustainability coach to work with students. the project is in cooperation with the national wildlife federation. dari: that is really good. okay. opening ceremonies today on the west side for the nypd's new $30 million mounted unit facility. the 26,000 square foot command center features several
including an indoor riding circle for horses. they have beautiful horses. the mounted unit plays a key role in keeping public order on streets and the facility will allow the nypd to deploy its horses to emergency situations quickly. steve: very nice. dari: okay. we will see you at 10:00 for the news after "empire". steve: in the meantime, here's ernie with what's coming up at 6:00. thank you very much. keep it right here. in just a minute, all you need to know. we are still following the isis threats around the world and its effect on the refugee crisis. coming up. >> and we're continuing our week boroughs. tonight we'll visit staten island and some unexpected treasures that are just a ferry ride away. it's all new and just for you next at 6:00.
bring those responsible for the attacks on paris to justice. as the french military retaliates in syria, french police appear to have killed a man who organized friday's attacks. sharon crowley is joining us live with the latest on the story. sharon? >> reporter: some media outlets are reporting that the most wanted man in france is dead, but the french prosecutor says the bodies of those killed in the shootout with terror suspects overnight have not been positively identified. french police raided a safe house just outside paris. investigators went there because they believe the man who plotted the paris attacks, abdelhamid abaaoud, was hiding on the third floor of the building. armed terrorists stormed through the -- fired through the door at police. >> operations were extremely