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Mar 7, 2016 12:00pm EST
killed. they described george patouhas as kind and generous who talked often about politics, current events and his wife and kids. >> he's a friendly guy. i'm sure he's helped out a lot of people. >> reporter: police say 23-year-old james dillon who lives a couple blocks away from the store killed patouhas during a violent seven-hour crime spree. dillon allegedly slashed and stabbed bertha carpio, his neighbor on 36th street sunday morning. dillon also tried setting a third victim on fire. when police cornered dillon at his parents' house, gunfire erupted. a man nearby told his son to stay down. >> i said don't go out. >> it's pretty scary to know that in this neighborhood. >> reporter: police say he through some kind of chemical in this bottle at police officers and that he also had a knife. people who live steps away from dillon told us they'd never seen him before. >> i'd never seen him before. >> i don't know. >> reporter: they know what he looks like now. and as you take a live look here at the flowers, the memorial growing for mr. george patouhas. as you mentioned, there is als
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Mar 29, 2016 12:00pm EDT
george lopez stops by. live" at 12:30. we can see all the bacteria that still exists on the denture, very rapidly. that's why dentists recommend cleaning with polident everyday. micro clean formula works in just 3 minutes, killing 99.99% of odor causing bacteria. for a cleaner, fresher, >>> welcome back. a new report from the new york city department of investigation shows major problems with public housing elevators. this investigation launched after the death of a senior citizen last year in a broken elevator. the report highlights problems with communication and a broken safety device in the death of the 84-year-old. but the investigation shows much broader safety problems as well. the doi issued 14 safety recommendations including monthly elevator inspections and compliance with all new york city building codes. >>> in today's money report, the battle for the starwood hotels and could virgin america will be for a takeover. we have a look at the airports. >> yeah, busy day. as a matter of fact wall street is in wait and see mode right chair janet yellen will be speaking to a lunc
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Feb 10, 2016 12:00pm EST
unarmed man. officer peter liang could face up to 15 years in prison. michael george is in downtown brooklyn with the progress so far in court. michael? >> reporter: rob, just in the last hour, the jury asked the judge if they can have some of officer liang's testimony reread to them. they're been deliberating for about three hours. this case all comes down to which version of events they believe. the defense argues officer liang training. the defense says he made decisions that cost the life of an innocent man. he is facing multiple charges. he was on a routine patrol of a housing project back in november of 2014 when he stepped into a dark stairwell and shot and killed akai gurley who was unarmed. the defense says liang was startled by a sound and the gun just went off. prosecutors say his gun should never have been drawn. yesterday, both sides made their closing arguments to the jury. >> mr. liang did not intend to kill akai gurley. >> peter liang recklessly shot and killed akai gurley that night. he wasn't some young kid working in the most dangerous place -- in a dangerous plac
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Oct 13, 2015 12:00pm EDT
get away. michael george is in bridgeport where the woman police say was driving that car is due in court, michael. >> reporter: rob, any minute now we expect 38-year-old randall to be arraigned. it's the first time we'll see and potentially hear from the woman who abducted a teenage girl and sexually assaulted her. its been seen nationwide now. it shows the 17-year-old victim diving out of a moving car to escape her abductor. fortunately she wasn't seriously hurt. randall offered the teen a ride to school and immediately after getting in the car, randall grabbed at her, she's charged with a sexual assault, unwelcomed restraint and reckless endangerment. its had parents concerned. randall was caught saturday thanks to a huge number of things from the community. they thank the community for all the tips. wallace learned that randall has a long criminal history of robbery and selling drugs. live in bridgeport, connecticut, michael george, news 4 new york. >>> there is a man hunt in new jersey right now for a restaurant worker accused of killing his estranged girlfriend and her four-ye
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Dec 9, 2015 12:00pm EST
then sped off. news 4's michael george talked to the victim's family just a short while ago, michael. >> reporter: well, rob, the 17-year-old victim was actually walking home from a friend's funeral. he was just three blocks from home, but never made it. he was walking across this crosswalk when a car hit him and according to police, the driver just kept on going. friends prayed it wasn't true, then they heard the news they'd been dreading, a young life >> how can you just go by, hit somebody, and then drive right off? like don't you feel guilty or anything? >> reporter: this is a photo of the 17-year-old boy from about five years ago. his friend chris has known him since then. >> just very kind to others. he treated people how they treated him, with respect. >> reporter: police say he was crossing the street tuesday night. a car slammed into him and a witness told us the driver never slowed down, in fact, the car sped up. >> he hit the ground, the car was done. the guy was speeding. it was moving so fast. he accelerated after he hit him. >> reporter: the witness says a video may hav
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Nov 11, 2015 12:00pm EST
york. >> scary, the power of that explosion. brian, thank you. >>> let's go to michael george now live at the medical center. where he actually just spoke to one of the victims of this explosion. michael. >> reporter: that's right, rob. wayne shepard's hands were still shaking adjust few moments ago. that he lives next door to the home that exploded, and he tells me, last night, he smelled a faint smell of gas. he went to sleep and in his words, he woke up to a nightmare. here's what he told us. >> i thought it was a dream. and once i was up, you know, we hear planes fly over low all the time, fly over, and i thought a plane had crashed. >> reporter: how is your family? >> they're okay. they're troopers. they're probably doing better than i am. anybody watching this and listening to this, if you smell gas, call the appropriate people. it may be nothing, but it's better to find out it's nothing than to go through something like this. >> reporter: now luckily, wayne and his family escaped with minor injuries. he told me his eyes are still burning, but otherwise he's still okay. five pati
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Jan 6, 2016 12:00pm EST
worst fears. michael george is in the section, he's worked up new details. >> reporter: friends just told me that today is the day that andrea would have found out whether she was having a boy or a girl. family members have been hoping and praying for good news, but this morning, hate it got the call that they'd been dreading. her body was found hidden in a basement crawl space of her home, that home behind me, and right now police sources are telling me they believe it's her. it's the worst possible outcome. police tell news 4 the body found in this home the 39-year-old mother to be andrea karue. this is andrea's cousin, he's trying to make sense of why anyone would take the life of andrea, a day care owner who was excited about being pregnant a sweet -- >> she was a loving person who hold no grudge against nobody. >> reporter: police found the body around 3:00 a.m. this morning in a basement crawl space of andrea's own home. the medical examiner took the body away for an autopsy. andrea vanished three days ago without warning. her live-in bvrd told friends she left without taking a
NBC
Aug 20, 2015 12:00pm EDT
the tracks by first avenue just south of the westwood station. news 4's michael george is live at the scene with more. michael? >> reporter: michael, that crash happened behind this wall behind me. not an easy place to get to. in vestigators think that driver actually got on to the tracks a mi le down the road and drove straight down the tracks and th en got stuck, but what was the iver doing there? that's still a mystery. this is all that's left of a c after a n jersey transit train slammed into it on the tracks in emerson. the driver, a man in his late 80s was killed and one of the first things investigators noticed is the driver appeared to be stuck on the tracks. there's evidence he tried to free himself. >> the automobile appeared to be stopped in an area along the tracks. you could tell by the stone that was torn up. so it appeared that the vehicle was trying to remove itself. >> reporter: the crash happened at 5:30 in the morning just as people were going to work. there were 110 people onboard and they all escaped without any ju ries and the c sh did shut down transit service o
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Dec 18, 2015 12:00pm EST
george, and princess charlotte. meanwhile, prince george starts nursery school next month in the school says claims he will get the same special experience as all of our children. >>> cleveland cavaliers fan is recovering after taking a direct hit from lebron james. she's okay, but take a look at this. james was trying to save a ball when bam, he plows right into the front row. the woman sitting there is ellie day, she is the wife of pro golfer jason day, he won in august. tough to watch. i know. >>> lebron spoke to her, she's being helped by paramedics. took the hit there but apparently she's okay. just shaken. kind of remarkable. >>> i'll be right back here. programming note, we have president obama's year end press conference. days of our lives will be airing on our digital channel and you can see the channels here on the screen. >>> if you want to make your holiday party memorable, consider hiring this man. massachusetts entrepreneur is offering to be a real life elf on the shelf from $100 an hour. he says he will sit there and quote, stare empltly at your guests. i've been t
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Aug 26, 2015 12:00pm EDT
, still on the run at this hour. news 4's michael george has been working up details. what can you tell us? >> reporter: the cab driver was called here to this neighborhood late last night to make a pickup and co-workers tell me someone was waiting for him. the cab driver was shot in the head in his own cab. right now the killer is still on the loose. for the cab driver, was supposed to be a routine pickup. >> i just seen him friday -- i saturday. everything was fine. we cracked jokes, smoke a cigarette here and there. the guy was an amazing guy. >> reporter: emad had come to this quiet neighborhood around 11:00 p.m. tuesday night. prosecutors say someone shot him in the head and emad's cab kept moving, hitting two parked cars and injuring two people inside. emad's co-workers at station cab were told this was an attempted robbery and they believe emad fought back. >> he was definitely a stand-up guy. he wasn't a pushover. so that's a shame. >> reporter: detectives continue to search the scene for evidence. emad was from edison. children. his co-workers say he would make long hours to ma
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Dec 1, 2015 12:00pm EST
recognize any of these three men, call police. >>> so this is a look at the george washington bridge, and starting this weekend, it's going to get a little bit more expensive to cross. starting at 3:00, specifically, sunday morning, totals of the as the lincoln and holland tunnels are going up to $12.50. they'll have a toll of $10.50, the tolls are only collected heading into new york. >> ah. >> yeah, great. >>> new at noon, jerry seinfeld knead a big announcement today. >> this is cool. news 4's lori bordonaro was there, i hear you have some very good news. >> reporter: yes, rob and kerry, well jerry seinfeld is an upper westsider, and now he will have a second home doing stand up here. his name already on the marquee. the comedian who was best known for his run on the seinfeld show made the announcement earlier here inside the theater. his residency will begin january 7th. he is scheduled to do six performances in 2016. today, some of his favorite new york athletes were here to welcome him. jerry seinfeld and native new yorker tells me he was inspired by billy joel's run at madison he w
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Dec 22, 2015 12:00pm EST
news to tell you right now, crash on the george washington bridge, all new jersey-bound upper level lanes are now blocked. you want to avoid that. up to two-hour delays right now. department is investigating a large and mysterious fire in a mansion in homedale. when crews arrived at 2:00 this morning, the luxury home was engulfed. firefighters battled that blaze for more than two hours. much of the large home was destroyed just days before the family was set to move in. it was still under construction, no one was inside, and no one was hurt. >>> right now investigators are re view g surveillance video trying to figure out how a man was able to wander out on the taabxi way. a man was spotted at the airport earlier this month, if the worker asked if there was a pass. they held up a white piece of paper. he was looking for the a train. he warned the worker not to tell anyone and walked toward terminal 8 and hasn't been seen since. >>> in just a few hours, police and the tsa will meet to discuss increasing security at macarthur airport. adding more bomb-sniffing dogs to boost security.
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Feb 23, 2016 12:00pm EST
97th street and third avenue. news4's michael george joining us from the scene with more. michael? >> reporter: that wild ride ended right here. and police say this all started because that woman was angry she wasn't allowed to smoke on the bus, so she decided to take that bus for a joyride. this surveillance video was provided to us by next revolution martial arts. you can see the bus in the back a woman was smoking on the bus and the bus driver asked her to put it out. she was furious. the bus driver had to move passengers to another bus because she wouldn't leave. she only m any further. >> basically i just saw a bus pull up, cut the lady off and a few cop cars pulled up. >> reporter: this was all over not smoking on the bus. >> she should have got off or got a transfer. that's ridiculous. i'm a smoker. i can wait a couple minutes. >> reporter: and this woman did apparently say while she was on the bus that she believed people were following her. so police did take her in for a mental health evaluation. fortunately, no one was hurt. news4 new york. >> interesting morning there.
NBC
Dec 4, 2015 12:00pm EST
george washington bridge or any of the other crossings, make sure your ease eyewitness pass skt replenished and gather up loose change, beginning sunday, the by how much you ask? let's go to lori bordonaro, she's live with what you need to know, lori. >> reporter: if it seems like the tolls just we did. this is the fifth increase in five years, and at $15, drivers are hoping it's the last. enough. >> reporter: limo driver drives over the gwb just about every sty. his company pays for it, but when it comes to leisure, he's staying in jersey. >> first of all, there's a lot of traffic. and the money, i can't afford it. >> reporter: starting sunday, drivers using the hudson river will have to shell out $15 for cash tolls during peak hours. up from $14. easy pass riders will pay less, $12.50 up fr $11.75, they >> ease eyewitness pass is almost like the mortgage >> reporter: the hike is the fifth and final phase of the port authority's plan to increase revenue for repair work. mark britton who lives in jersey city tells me the express is driving his friends away. >> i have some buddie
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Nov 12, 2015 12:00pm EST
for a sunny day. >> thanks, dave. >>> so imagine winning lunch with george clooney and then helping out his charity as well. >> one lucky woman says she's absolutely delighted. heather met up with the hollywood hunk outside of a sandwich shop in scotland. clooney supports this shop's work of hiring and feeding the homeless. he shook hands, took selfies and later he whisked his bunch date for a more secluded restaurant. >> indeed he did. >> "new york live" is next at 12:30. >> coming up right here at 12:30, ellen celebrates a tv milestone. we've got a sneak peek at her star-studded 2,000th show. >>> and what do all of these delicious-looking meals have in common? believe it or not, they're all vegan. find out where you can try some tasty and healthy eats. plus mario cantone and kathy griffin right here at 12:30. >> a lot of comedy going on. ush, you should be here to join us, you know how funny you are. >> i know how funny i am in my own mind. >>> coming up next, the push to make commuter rails the same price as the subway in some >>> a key development to report in the plans to build
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Mar 28, 2016 12:00pm EDT
celebrities j ot like the rest of us. >> have you ever bee star struck? >> i actually do. i am a huge george clooney fan. i really am. there's something abo his grace and hisatust savvy on any screen. >> something about all of him. you can see the rest of that tonight an "access hollywood." >>> well, another milestone for president obama's final year in office. he and the first lady kicking off their last white house easter egg roll. 35,000 people joined the first family for games, story telling and of course the egg roll. this year's theme is let's celebrate. back to 1878. >>> tonight beginning at 5:00, who's reading your e-mails? details on a major privacy loophole. for breaking news and weather updates any time, go to nbcnewyork.com or download our mobile app. "new york live" is next. have a fantastic day. >>> hey, everyone. welcome to "new york live." we hope you had a lovely easter weekend. we've got a really fun show to brighten up a dreary monday. it's sunny in here. coming up, want to treat yourself to some good sweets? we're going inside three greek bakeries serving out some classic
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Aug 28, 2015 12:00pm EDT
our country's darkest moment. >> reporter: at the time, many blamed president george w. bush for a slow federal response to the storm. today, he was back in the region for a closer look at the recovery and the work that remains. the numbers from the tragedy staggering. more than 1,800 killed. more than 100,000 lost their homes. >> there were these continuous insults, continuous traumatic events. >> reporter: the survivors here have managed to keep moving rward. >> if we take a deep breathe and we r cognize how far we've c ome in ten years, it indicates how strong we are. >> reporter: strength you can see in the celebrations that fill the french quarter again. un ersity district neueighborhoods flourishing. but there are other areas a decade later that still aren't back. neighborhoods like new orleans east and the lower ninth ward. where the recovery is patchwork at best. >> we wee devastated to the tune of 180,000. we've come a long way. there's still a lot to do. >> reporter: and work is still being doisne with the renewe focus on the communities that need it the most. >> i believ
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Mar 9, 2016 12:00pm EST
into to mark the death of sir george martin. that's him leading the hollywood orchestra 17 years ago. martin was the band's producer for decade consist. paul mccartney calling him a second father. ringo starr tweeted a simple thank you for all your love and kindness. >>> lot of parents admit there's not enough time to read to their children. and is new survey found that just over a third of parents read to their kids for 15 minutes every day. many parents say they should they say they only do so at bedtime. experts say you should be doing that from birth. >> reading allowed with a child from birth does have strong implications of early brain development. >> one of the biggest distractions, you guessed it, technology. four in ten parents say their kids watch too much television while a third said the same thing about playing with tablets, phones, and other devices. >>> there's a job opening for the next most interesting man in the world. >> with those details, the most interesting bill griffith. >> hi, guys. david, there's a job opening there for you, buddy. >> they told me need not a
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Sep 8, 2015 12:00pm EDT
on terror charges. we're live in lower manhattan. michael george, news 4 new york. >>> also happening today, the fdny will honor more of its members who lost their lives after working at ground zero. the names will be added to the deaths related to world trade center illness. the ceremony is today. the memorial already lists the names of 89 firefighters who died of illnesses related to work at ground zero. >>> police in sullivan county are trying to figure out what caused a crash that killed two 9/11 first responders. they were heading home after a weekend trip when their suv rolled over on route 17. morris and beth and their future son-in-law were killed. morris was a longtime>>nypd auxiliary officer. his wife, an emergency room nurse. >> can't comprehend. i literally -- i'm in shock. >> she and her co-workers waited for survivors, victims, to come in, wounded, from 9/11. nobody ever came. that's when they realized there were no survivors. >> three family members survived the accident. >>> well, now to a commuter alert i pacting tens of thousands bus riders today. many peop
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Sep 23, 2015 12:00pm EDT
in new jersey. michael george is there, michael. >> reporter: well shiba, he was more than just a great baseball player, he was beloved on and off the field. fans have been coming here all morning to leave flowers at the statue outside his museum. tribute to one of the most influential players of all time. >> yogi blasts sails over the fence and the yanks are off and running. >> reporter: for fans, there'll never be another like him. >> he was a real guy. i mean, so many ballplayers, egos, yogi was just a guy. he was just an average guy web and that's what made his just so lovable. >> reporter: fans have been coming to pay their respects at the yoe by berra museum in little falls. many sharing personal stories. michelle was yogi's dry cleaner. what was it like face to face? >> a sweetheart. a really sweet, kind man. very loving, very caring. >> the world has lost a marvelous human being. hour thoughts and prayers with the family at this point in time. >> reporter: the berra family released a statement saying quoting with while we mourn the loss of father, grandfather, and great gr
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Dec 15, 2015 12:00pm EST
counterterrorism measures says, his former city overreacted. let's go now to michael george who's live in flushing, michael. >> reporter: yeah david, a very different reaction to this threat here in new york, just minutes ago, commissioner bratton and the mayor confirmed the same e-mail threat was made to schools here in new york, but they are being very, very confident in seeing that schools are safe, in fact the mayor saying kids should absolutely be we know about that threat, it was a generic threat made by e-mail. now the police department is investigating this as a hoax. we asked the police commissioner how they know it's a hoax, he didn't go into too many details about what was in the threat, but he said, there were things, for example, that a lot was not capitalized. he said other things he couldn't go into, but they are treating this as a hoax, and for the time being, they are telling parents, send your kids to school. here's what the mayor and police commissioner said a short time ag mo. >> we are investigating it as a hoax. we believe it originated overseas. the language
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Dec 10, 2015 12:00pm EST
. news 4's michael george is live at the park with more on the armed thieves that police are looking for. michael? >> reporter: yeah, rob, this is not an area known for crime. in fact, it's known as very, very safe, but early this morning, someone was robbed at gunpoint not far from here. and after three other robberies in or near central park this week, neighbors are concerned. >> shocking. >> i never would have expected this. just really crazy. >> reporter: central park visitors are thinking twice about their safety after an earlatmorning armed robbery at 70th and central park west a place typically known as one of the safest in the neighborhood. >> that is fortunate. this area is tot about that. a great area, upper west side. i can't believethat. >> reporter: it was 3:30 in the morning. police say a 31-yisr-old man was walking at 70th and central park west when two men robbed him at gunpoint. they took his phon reey took his shoes. was carryi . >> t i think at 3 in the morning being n the park is, although it has been very safe, you know, it can happen. >> reporter: this week there we
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Apr 28, 2016 12:00pm EDT
. >>> happening today, oral arguments in the so-called george washington bridge closing scandal. they're underway right now in new jersey. in the pretrial hearing lawyers for two key figures in the case bill barone is saying that charges of wire fraud and civil rights be dropped. kelly and barone are scheduled to go on trial in december accused of facilitating the lane mayor for not endorsing governor christie for re-election. governor christie has been cleared of any wrongdoing. >>> coming up next at noon, a warning for all uber riders. why an extra two minutes could cost you. >>> the teenager accused of driving 100 miles an hour before a deadly crash but it's what else she was allegedly doing at the time that has a major company facing a lawsuit. >>> and the real life police chase that looked more like a video game. we're going to tell you what led up to this wild scene still ahead. >>> and we've got some rain on the way. we want to talk about how long that sticks around and how showers may impact your weekend plans. that's all coming up in just a minute. stay with us. >>> my all-star
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Dec 11, 2015 12:00pm EST
members have gathered to honor a fallen officer. news 4's michael george is live in queens village where officer brian moore was remembered as a hero this morning, michael. >> reporter: rob, officer moore ed a hero, protecting this city, according to commissioner bratton and many others who knew him, and now this street sign has gone up, it will carry his na me forever. now, just a short time ago, commissioner bratton and offier moore's parents were here to unveil the new street sign, tective brian moore, he was promoted host humously, he was killed back in may. car a mile from here when he was kill bade suspect he stopped on suspicion of carrying a gun. just a short time ago, we heard from the parents of officer moore. >> it is with a heavy heart and heavy mind, heavy thoughts, that all of us are here. i lost my son, my family has lost a dear family member. >> we're very proud of brian today. and i've always been proud of my son. and i always will be. >> reporter: and the suspect in detective moore's murder is now facing homicide charges. we're live in queens village, michael geor
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Dec 7, 2015 12:00pm EST
. toll at the lincoln and holland tunnel were increased. george washington, and other bridges also impacted. easy pass toll during peek hours will rise from $12 to 12.50, if you pay cash, it's $15. costly rides. >>> in today's money report, videos that have millions of people watching on youtube, and toy stores raking in some serious cash. let's check in with bill griffith at cnbc's global headquarters for that and a look >> it's quite a story. friday's rally was about friday morning, the sellout is lower oil prices. oil's down to a seven-year low and energy-related stocks. so the dow is down 144 points, but easily the stock of the day maybe even of the year is keurig green mountain, the company that makes those k-cup coffee makers is up 73% right now on word that it's going to be bought out by a private equity firm. $92 a share. this finished at 51 on friday, so it's a 77% premium all for friday's close, that's quite a people areup. by the way, private investment group owns the coffee. you see where this is going. they're making a huge bet on the future of java. >>> have you watch
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Nov 23, 2015 12:00pm EST
number nine, by i-95 just eag st there of the george washington bridge. >> definitely thought the g.w. was going to be higher on the list, would be on the list. >> i'm faithful to the tunnel. >> you like traffic. >>> it's the epicenter for holiday feasts across the city, hunt's point terminal produce partner. >> it is the place to be. busiest day of the year. and lori bordonaro is there for all the action. >> reporter: shiba and rob, imagine 30 million pounds of produce from cranberries to lettuce to bow potatoes, all get getting shipped out before thanksgiving. the rush is on. venders here cramming in five days of work in just three days. >> we're very busy, working 24 hours a day. >> it's the biggest eating holiday of the year. chances are the potatoes carrots, and other produce here end up on your plate. >> the tri-state area, there'll be something from hunt's point. >> usual thanksgiving, cell ri, you know, all -- celery, all that. >> reporter: this year there's a new popular superfood that's it'll counter the pumpkin pie. >> it's the item that people want to check out. >> reporte
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Apr 20, 2016 12:00pm EDT
spotlight. prince george. he's featured in some new stamps celebrating the queen's long reign. here he is with a huge smile on his farks hold ce, holding on to dad's hand. that official photo is being cropped to give the future king his first postage stamp. >>> still ahead, the message in a bottle that finally found its >>> a story of a real life message in a bottle. dean twig and amanda smith spotted that bottle and a note while fishing in west virginia. they used facebook to tthck down as kids 27 years ago. can you imagine? on tuesday, as you see here, the four decided to meet in person to deliver that message at the spot where that bottle was found. pretty cool. >>> breaking news, weather anytime. go to nbcnewyork.com. "new york live" is coming up next. >>> happy wednesday, everybody. welcome to "new york live." we have a really fun show on the way for you today, including a look at some amazing new indian food. >> and i love indian food. coming up, most revealing look at the royals ever from the person who tried to break up will and kate. to a shocking celebrity crush. we have the
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Oct 19, 2015 12:00pm EDT
trump's latest criticism of his older brother, george w. >> i don't want jeb bush to say, my brother kept us safe, because september 11th was one of the worst days in the history of this country. >> look, my brother responded to a crisis, and he did it as you would hope a president would do. united the country. >> trump insists his immigration policy would have kept the hijackers out of the united states. jeb bush says trump is campaigning like he is still on the apprentice. >>> and in vice president joe biden is jumping into this race, we should find out very soon. sources tell nbc news he'll announce his decision in the next 48 hours. the window for getting on the ballots in some states will start to close soon. so far, there is no indication which way the vp is leaning. >>> secretary of state john kerry will meet with his israeli and palestinian leaders this week. a wall went up in east jerusalem where israelis are trying to keep them from firing jewish residents. an arab man had a shooting and knifing. ten people were hurt, one killed. >>> mayor delaware blash joe back from israe
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Feb 15, 2016 12:00pm EST
. >>> all right. some other political news right now. former president george w. bush will rally supporters for his brother jeb. it will happe in south carolina. support for the bush family is considered pretty strong in that state. meanwhile, a live look at the crowd waiting to hear from donald trump. the republicanhe frontrunner about to speak at a town hall near charleston, south carolina. trump has been particularly critical of former president bush's decision to pursue the iraq war. republicans in south carolina head to the polls on saturday. for his first speech as a former presidential candidate. tomorrow, christie will lay out his s enth state budget. the issue of pension reform will likely take center stage with democrats. christie e ded his presidential campaign last week after finishing sixth place in new hampshire. >>> all right. coming up next, kanye west's $53 million confession? who he's asking for help after admitting he is deep in debt. >>> and a natural disaster that's caught on camera. at sen this cliff crashing into the sea. >>> chicago, ferguson, colorado spr
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Jan 28, 2016 12:00pm EST
. michael george just stepped out of that meeting in brooklyn. michael? >> reporter: david, a lot of brooklyn residents are still in officials a piece of their mind. they say if the l train is shut down for years, it would be a disaster. businesses will shut down and people will lose their jobs. 150 people are inside and many angrily slamming the proposal to shut down the l between brooklyn and manhattan for repairs. the mta hasn't told them how this will all work. mta officials said they haven't yet decided on the plan to do it. this is because of damage from sandy on the l train between brooklyn and manhattan. it includes a total shutdown of the canarsie 2 for a year and a half. residents say that would be devastating. >> it would massively affect the way people commute to work. i would say most people probably work in manhattan, and i know the business owners are extra concerned about it. >> reporter: and mta officials tell me they haven't finalized any plans yet and this project is still years down the road and they say they'll listen to the we're live inwilliamsburg, news 4. >>
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Dec 29, 2015 12:00pm EST
. >>> hi, i'm sergeant george dobison from okinawa, japan. i want to wish my wife janice a merry christmas and happy holidays in the bronx, new york. can't wait to see you. . [male announcer] it's in e nows that life is is lived. don't let them passmiou by. jump into them. immerse yourself in them. th because it's the nows thliat make the journey worthwhile. the wild atlanti c way. jump into ireland. >>> police in brooklyn are searching for a man who allegedly raped a 10-year-old girl in october. investigators released this photo of edwin late last night. we're told he also goes by patricio. the 24-year-old is accused of home in bushwick. the assault so violent, the victim needed surgery. if you have any information, police want to hear from you. >>> and the search for the so-called affluenza teen is over. the texas teen who avoided jail time for a deadly drunk driving crash by claiming he was too privileged to know better has been captured in new mexico. ethan couch and his mother were taken into custody yesterday. his blond hair dyed black. police believe couch and his mother r
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Aug 19, 2015 12:00pm EDT
, michael george, news 4 new york. >>> police have recaptured a man who escaped from custody over the weekend. the nypd had been looking for 25-year-old austin stevenson since sunday. he was under arrest for trespassing when he shoved an officer to the ground outside the 23rd precinct and ran off still in handcuffs. police say he was found just before 7:00 this morning in brooklyn. >>> now the hunt for a violent thief caught on camera beating a woman. this happened in harlem, leaving some in that neighborhood on edge. tracie strahan. >> reporter: this was much more than a robbery. when you see the video we're about to show you released by the nypd hours ago, you may be surprised to find out that the victim targeted by that suspect still on the run was able to walk away. barely gives him victim breathing room while tailing her down west 138th street. watch as this robber, still on the run, doesn't stop at stealing. caught on security camera video in a violent tuts tussle with a 24-year-old woman who didn't see it coming and she's not the only one. >> oh, my god. >> i'm just speechless.
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Oct 23, 2015 12:00pm EDT
that a portrait of george washington replaced by a portrait of a freed slave and then they told us washington would share the same wall and now they tell us the curator made an error and that the first portrait of george washington wasn't exactly george washington. it's archibald gracie who built the mansion in 1799. i think all the wigs look alike in that time, right? >> yep. >> public tours of the mansion begin on november 10th and when you can check it all out for yourself. >> see how it ends up, really. >>> residents of a stretch of mexico's pacific coast gearing up for the arrival of hurricane patricia. >> many in the resort area boarding up their homes and businesses. officials are warning that the monster category 5 storm may become the most dangerous to hit the area since they began keeping records in 1949. the u.s. government is urging all americans on the coast to take shelter. stay away from beaches and rough seas. so this is when we talk about the coast, texas, as well. >> yeah. eventually the remnants of patricia moving towards texas and the gulf states. flooding a con
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Sep 9, 2015 12:00pm EDT
salt warnings on their menus. michael george is live with the details. michael? >> reporter: new york city is now the first in the nation to require these salt warning labels. here is what they will look like. see this here? you will see these on restaurant menus of any high salt items starting in december. the board of health just passed this in the last hour in a unanimous vote. you will see this happen at chain restaurants -- any chain restaurants here in new york with more than 15 locations nationwide. that applies to anything you order that's over 2,300 milligrams of salt, that's about a teaspoon. that will have a high salt warning on the menu. salt is a major contributor to heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure. you might be asking, who is against it? the restaurant industry who challenged the 2,300 milligram guideline and how this will be implemented. new york city has been at the forefront of legislating healthier food options. here is what one board member said. >> this really represents to me the next step in allowing usable information for our community to make
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Oct 27, 2015 12:00pm EDT
new york city right now. everybody's talking about this game, news 4's michael george is at citi field, michael. >> reporter: well rob, the world series kicks off in just about eight hours, no matter what happens tonight, on friday, the series comes here to citifield, and we got to see something special take place just a few minutes ago. as we speak, they are spray painting the words world series on to citifield, this is a sight fans have been waiting to see. crews are getting the field ready for friday, including banners with the words national league champions on the mets dugout. now we've been talking with the workers here at citifield, they're as excited as the fans, and even three days early, fans are already here buying gear for the game. for a long time fan like you, how big is this moment? >> as big as it gets. you know, your whole life you wait for something like this. its been 29 years. so you know, this is it. >>> and this is new video that just came into us, this is mr. met, performing meet the mets with the melt opera, so yes, this city has officially gone mets crazy
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Dec 23, 2015 12:00pm EST
, you're battling re rd-b aking crowds at the michael george continueses our coverage from the area. >> reporter: a staggering one in three americans will be traveling in the next few days. that's according to to the aaa, and more than ever, millions will be taking to the roads and a big part of the reason for that are the low gas prices we're seeingcross the country. now fortunately, so far today, things have actually been moving pretty well on the roads. the real delays haven't tarted yet. >> easy drive. >> reporter: with gas prices under $2 on average, more and more people will be driving to see family. a record 100 million are expected on the roads. but those who left early found the new jersey turnpike was ooth sailing. good news for those with kids. >> you know, it seems like you have avoided the traffic so far at least. >> i think so. we're trying to get an early art so we can get down to maryland by nap time. >> reporter: how are the kids holding up? >> well, are you doing well? >> yeah, that happens once in a >> reporter: flying is cheaper too. about 6% cheaper. that's why
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Dec 31, 2015 12:00pm EST
, investigating an attempted arson. news 4's michael george is in maspeth now with the developing story. michael what are you hearing? >> reporter: well, gus, right now, detectives are inside the club trying to find out exactly what happened. here's what we know, this morning, two people drove up, threw molotov cocktails of the window of the club and took off. i spoke to a manager of the strip club off camera. he says he has no idea who would do this and why. remember, just yesterday, new york knicks player cleanthonier was shot while leaving this club and right now, police are trying to find out if the two crimes are connected. police are back at cityscape strip club. someone threw two molotov 5:30 in the morning, one day after new york knicks player cleanthony early was shot and robbed after leaving the same club. we spoke with jermaine, an uber driver who frequently drives customers to the club. >> i think it's kind of weird, basically, someone tried to burn it down the day after a ball player got shot. >> reporter: a manager of cityscapes tells me the club was closed when the attemp
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Feb 11, 2016 12:00pm EST
15 years in prison. michael george is in downtown brooklyn, is the jury making any progress? >> we just finished the tenth hour of deliberations with no verdict. the information that the jury requested to see again is they're going over every second when officer liang killed todd gurley. he is facing manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide for the death of 28-year-old gurley. project in november 2014 when he stepped into a dark stairwell. he was startled by the sound of a gun -- excuse me, he was startled by a sound and the gun went off accidentally killing gurley who was unarmed. the defense called it a tragic accident and liang was reckless and should never have drawn his gun. they tried to convince the jury that it was criminal negligence. they requested that the account of the shooting be read again. >> when you removed the weapon from the holster, where was your trigger finger? it was along the side of the weapon, along the frame. >> how do you know it was on the side. >> because i've done hundreds of verticals and this is how i always do it. >> and yesterday, in an unu
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Jan 7, 2016 12:00pm EST
daughter then hiding her body. court. news 4's michael george in the bronx with what happened. michael? >> reporter: shiba, we just learned disturbing details about this murder in court. william car ruth is accused, according to prosecutors, of killing his own pregnant daughter then digging a hole in the basement and burying her all while friends, family and police frantically searched for her for three days. now, we are going to show you a photo now of william carruth in court, he is charged with murder an manslaughter. police sources tell news 4 the 61-year-old killed his daughter, andrea, after she found out he had take an second mortgage on the home they share. she was reportedly ly ly bludgeoned she was five months pregnant and supposed to find out this week if she was having a boy or girl. friends couldn't believe her own father is accused. this is a great loss. this is just -- i can't believe it, how could a father kill his own child? it doesn't make any sense. >> reporter: carruth is being held without bail. attorney. he told me he did not want to comment on the charges. live o
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Sep 22, 2015 12:00pm EDT
problem. michael george is in ft. green brooklyn. >> reporter: this has been a problem again and again, high school kids come down here after school by the hundreds and sometimes, fights break out. this time, there was a brawl right outside the barclays center and a stabbing, and it was all caught on video. we're going to show you this cell phone video, it shows more than a dozen teens participating in the brawl. punching and kicking someone on the ground. even beating them with what looks like a cane or a stick. and laugh. no one on the video appears to help the victim. according to community leaders, a huge group of teens from several area high schools gathered near the barclays center, one teen was stabbed, others injured. fortunately, none of the injuries are life-threatening. police arrested three people, as you can see, far more than that involved in this attack. i asked police commissioner bratton and community advocate tony herbert what they think about this video. certain times in the city that certain areas of the city have that problem. and yes, it was an example of th
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Dec 16, 2015 12:00pm EST
handled differently. news 4's michael george joins with us new details, michael. >> reporter: david, the message from the fbi director is that americans shouldn't live in fear. just a few minutes ago, he gave us an update on the threat posed by isis. he was speaking at a conference for law enforcement along with police commissioner bratton, and he talked about fear. there's a lot of fear out there today with the threat in l.a. yesterday, and in san bernardino, that shooting from just a few weeks ago that took so many lives, but he said that americans shouldn't be living in fear, but should rather keep their eyes and ears open and definitely notify law enforcement when they see signs of extremism in their own communities. he also talked about some of the challenges posed by isis, including the difficulty in tracking their communication and ability to have people self-radicalized without any communication directly with isis, but again, the main message is that americans shouldn't live in fear. here's what he said just a short time ago. >> please do not let these savages accomplish wha
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Apr 15, 2016 12:00pm EDT
actor george clooney. bernie sanders is set to come back to the u.s. at some point tomorrow, his campaign says, and be back on the campaign trail. back to you, david. >>> on the republican side, hold two rallies. then he'll held to hartford, connecticut. he picked up the endorsement of the new york post today. they say he reflects, quote, the best of new york values. that new york values phrase was a big part of his speech at a gop gala in midtown. >> new york values were on display for all to see in the aftermath of 9/11, a strike at the heart of our city and our nation. >> and i maintain to you i'm going to leave cleveland as the nominee. whether you believe it or not, it's going to happen. >> so i stand with you today with a request that we rise and stand together. >> ted cruz was the final speaker of the night and seemed to be ignored by the crowd. >> to stand as one, to stand united. >> as he was speaking, audience members seemed to be walking around. today, ted cruz is in western new york. and he'll be holding a rally in rochester. two town halls today. a few hours ago, he
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Aug 21, 2015 12:00pm EDT
287. that will take you around and then down to the george washington bridge. if you're heading north and you're not on the tappan zee bridge, come up and go on the palisades parkway. you can take the palisades parkway north. as dennis says, make your way west on any number of routes. we're going to check back in with dennis and chopper 4 in a few moments. remember, for the latest updates any time, visit nbcnewyork.com. now, to the weather. last night's rain still causing problems across the tristate. this morning, some flooded roads were shut down. this is the northern state parkway. it was partially under way. news 4's greg is live. we saw the water coming up, couldn't believe it. >> what a difference just a few hours makes. as you can see behind me, the northern state parkway, traffic is moving well in both directions now. this morning at the height of the rush hour, this area was a major stress point for drivers. the torrential rains flooded both the eat st and westbound lanes here, forcing police to close the area for three hours. three cars were trapped and suffered damage
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Mar 16, 2016 12:00pm EDT
by federal prosecutor during the george h.w. bush administration. president obama is looking to fill that vacanty created by the death of justice antonin scalia and ahead of today's announcement republicans said the new associate justice should be selected by the winner of this year's presidential contest. president obama said that would shakin faith in america's justice system. >> at a time when our politics are so polarized at a time when norms and customs of critical rhetoric and courtesies and comedy are so often treated like they are disposable this is precisely the time when we should play it straight and treat the process of appointing a supreme court justice with the seriousness and care it deserves. >> phi dead delity to the constitution and the law has been the cornerstone of my professional life and is the have tried to be for the past 18 years. if the senate sees fit to confirm me to the position for which i've been nominated today, i promise to continue on that course. >> as you can imagine, reaction is already coming in from politicians about the president's pick a
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Jan 18, 2016 12:00pm EST
. the mom and six other adults hurt. >>> this is called "a birthday cake for george washington." it was released two weeks ago but it was depicted as slaves as happy workers. they quote the beak may give a false reality of the lives of slaves and therefore, should be behave for uncle pete. bye, see you guys later. now time warner cable makes your internet go faster. up to 300 megs. are you having fun? yeah it's ok. it's good. in-home wifi powered by the latest equipment available to cover all your devices. so when you need more from your internet, it's there for you. discover how much more is included. get 50 meg internet for $39.99 per month. call 1-855-want twc. time warner cable. >>> tonight on news 4 new york at 5:00, is living in a high-rise bad for your health? why which floor ou live on could determine your risk for >>> it's cold out. if you have a space hereto, a up things you need to know before you plug one in. those stories beginning at 5:00. >>> for breaking news anywhere, any time, be sure to go to nbcnewyork.com or go to our local app. >> "new york live" zbint
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Jan 26, 2016 12:00pm EST
government george pataki is endorse ing senator marco rubio for president. he m says hillaryialinton and donald trump divide people for their benefit, but he says he believes rubio can bring america together. rubio is trailing in recentcdc polls behind trump and texas senator ted c uz. >> right now, mayor de blasio is for new york city. said he's worried about some of the funding cuts proposed by governor cuomo. he says they could affect schools and transit and his efforts to fight homelessness. he's urging lawmakers to boost st ed aid for families indanger of losing their homes. >> we urge you to raise the state level of assistance to what they have determined is appropriate for the new york city rental market. that would increase rental assistance by 50% giving the typical family approximately $1,500 a month. >> the mayor also wants continued control over the school system. >>> steps may be taken to put atlantic city in position to file for bankruptcy. there will be an emergency city council meeting at 10:00 p.m. the mayor says all options must be considered. last week, governor christ
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