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another violent crime against a woman. a violent purse snatching. the guy follows and tackles a woman in heels. the man got away with her purse. this happened in morning side heights on july 26th. take another look at the thief. he has not been caught. if you recognize him, call police. from beaches to pools to air-conditioned rooms, people are trying every which way to stay cool during this summer heat wave. there's more hot and humid weather ahead. here's our meteorologist steve villanueva. >> hot day today. in fact, the first official heat wave in the city. we did have 90 degree weather for three straight days. today, topping off at 95 degrees. that does tie the record for this date. newark, 97. also tying the record for this date, bridgeport and laguardia, coming in in the 90s. basically, north and west of the city, temperatures today were
through the roof. morristown, 97. poughkeepsie, 95. still warm with temperatures in the upper 80s. midtown, 84 degrees. everybody else currently sitting in the 70s. even though most of us were try today, we did have one stubborn thunderstorm that did produce a lot of rain earlier, also some flash flood advisories issued. those have been cancelled now that the thunderstorm died down. does the heat stick around? we'll talk about it in a few minutes. >> see you then, steve. starting to orrow, all cooling towers must be inspected within 30 days to prevent the spread of legionnaires' disease. not just in the city, but around new york state. this being put in place following an outbreak that killed 12 people in the bronx. ida siegel is in the bronx where residents still feel uneasy.
>> the owens ners of the buildings don't care. >> reporter: residents still worried that legionnaires' is a threat in their community. dozens of people turned out for another public hearing. >> we've left it to the professionals. if you've been swifting ing and great, but you n d help. we can help you becaucese it's our people who are dying. >> reporter: representatives from the department of health told everyone the epidemic appears to have been contained. no new cases. folks here say that's another mildly comforting. >> i didn't hear anything but band aids as to what may have happened. >> reporter: governor cuomo announced new emergency regulations, requiring all buildings with cooling towers to register them, clean them and have them inspected within 30 days. >> we know that regulation will not stop every case of this disease, but we need to understand what we're trying to do is prevent something like this from happening again.
>> reporter: a critic of the mayor's handling of the outbreak that killed 12 people scaled back his tone tonight. >> i think we re slow to react. having said that, it's time to react and be proactive. the health department is doing that. >> reporter: the city council passed regulations requiring the cooling towers to be clean p and inspected. tomorrow, the mayorw s expected to sign it into law. ida siegel, news 4 new york. your help is needed to find man police say raped a 7-year-old on staten island. this is the suspect. th32-year-old, daniel. the attack happened last week. he entered the back door of the young victim's home, went into her bedroom and attacked her. he was arrested on trespassing charges after the attack, but the girl didn't report the rape until later. if you have information, call the nypd. the man charged with
murdering morgan freeman's granddaughter is b ng held in the hospital. edena hines was stabbed in washington heights. her boyfriend is charged with second degree murder. davenport is being evaluated for psychological problems. he could be arraigned at his hospital bed. a cold case murder of a middle case teacher. she was found beaten to death inside of her apartment in 2009. today, monmouth county prosecutor's office said it is closing in on her killer, and they are confident an arrest will be made. there is still a $10,000 reward in the case. donald trump had to step off the campaign trail today and step inside a courthouse, just like the rest of us. he had tou ulfill a civic obligation and report for jury duty. the presidential candidate pulled up in a black limo, went through the metal detecters,
filled out forms and waited to see if he was selected. he was released without being picked for trial. >> it was an amazing experience. it was such a professional group of people, and it was nice to see the way it functions and the way it works. i met some really lovely potential jurors, which was nice. >> donald trump missed five summons for jury duty bef e today. his staff said he never got them because they were sent to the wrong address. >> as trump was in a courtroom today, his opponents were tearing apart his plan to shut down the u.s. borders, some callinh h plan a jo ma. over the weekend, trump made a stop at the iowa state fair, releasing his paper on immigration. for the first time, he outlined how he'd pay for his proposed wall between the u.s. and mexico. he re's the breakdown. increasing fees on mexico border crossing permits, diplomat visas and workea visas, au well as
impounding all remittent ce payments frome llegal payments. he calls for dock eporting all undocumenting immigrants. it'd cost up to $217 billion. who would fit the bill? >> it's a lot of money. frankly, it's something we have to do. we either have a country or we don't. >> reporter: his plan is getting mixed reaction from his republican opponents. >> no one thinks we should be building a fence, as the solution to security. >> we need to do this. we need to secure the border. we need to fix the legal immigration system. >> reporter: jeff flake, a member of a bipartisan group of senators who try to adopt immigration reform, call trump's proposal laughable. >> let's face it, it just doesn't bear any relation to reality. i think the republican party is much more serious than this.
>> part of trump's reform proposal is to deny citizenship to children of illegal immigrants born in the u.s. most legal experts believe that that is unconstitutional. coming up on nyos 4 new york, exhausting all resources. the cost of fighting fires raging out west is skyrocketing. will money run out before the flames are extinguished? the tourist who took this selfie adopt the brooklyn ridge may have regrets. plus -- when people start to move, you know stevie wonder is on stage. we have highlights from his fredi concert in central park.
of firefighters and national guard troops are battling wildfires in at least six western states. nearly 100 fires are burning now. homes and businesses have been destroyed. thousands of families have been forced out of their homes. the u.s. forest service is spending about $100 million a week to combat the wildfires. at that rate, the money will run out next month. a grim task in thailand, where investigators are sifting through debris, picking up body parts on the street from tonight's deadly blast. 18 people killed in the country's capital. security video shows the moment the bomb went off at a popular shrine in bangkok. the neighborhood is filled with up-scale hotels and shopping malls. so far, no one has taken responsibility for the attack. >> there was fire and there was smoke, and people are lying and reaming. it was chaos. >> no americans are reported to
be among those killed or injured. police found two other explosive devices at the site, but they disfuse defused them. a man who took a selfie on the brooklyn bridge is in custody in his home state. he was arrested in stat noo chattanooga and being held as a fugitive in new york. the photo went viral when we posted it to instagram and raised security concerns prior to the fourth of july. he is due in court at the end of the month. news for your health, there is more evidence of the benefits of drinking coffee. this time when it comes to colon cancer. the survey surveyed 1,000 patients both during chemo therapy and a year later. researchers found those who consumed four or more cups of coffee per day were about 1/3 less likely to die from cancer. they were also 42% less likely to have a reoccurrence. wonderful time for thousands
of music fans tonight. they packed into central park to see stevie wonder, the music legend threw a free pop-up concert this evening. it's an event many won't forget. here's brynn gingras. >> reporter: i hope stevie wonder is taking a nap right now because he had a long day. 12 hours. pop-up concerts in washington, d.c., philly and then here. here, he promised three songs. he played more like eight. a free concert before he heads out on a big tour. let me get 's go >> reporter: the music of a motown legend. >> it's awesome. once in a lifetime event. >> reporter: stevie wonder performed free for new yorkers. >> hello. >> hello! >> reporter: at least the lucky few who got tickets online. they were sold out in less than a minute. >> i told a friend about the show and went online, the ticket
tickets were gone in 30 secondt my friend gos it before me. lucky. >> reporter: the crowd got a laxed stevie wonder. >> my relatives call, they stealing me ticket. >> h reporter: he acted silly but 'r also toowetime to weigh in on serious issues. >> we really need to do that thing called fixing the planet by fixing each other, fixing ourselves. >> reporter: the city will be the first and last stop on wonder's 20-stop tour, where he'll perfoy. hits from his songs in the key of life album. it's an album kay that this family has dance parties to weekly. tonight, she got the real thing. >> i like his singing. >> stevie wonder is a legend. i've been lucky enough to see him and i wanted her to see him. he's playing some of my favorite songs. >> reporter: hit after hit, and he's just getting started. and just a heads up, fans, this is going to be the last time that wonder plays these songs
from this album here in the united states. he says afterwards, he's going back to the recording studio. live in central park tonight, brynn gingras, news 4 new york. >> they got a treat out there. thowanks so much. mother nature rudely woke up two dogs enjoying a nap. security videos show the dogs snoozing in their san francisco home. then the ground shakes, sending them into full alert mode. the epicenter of the 4.0 mag magnitude earthquake was north of the city. no one was hurt. looks like they are doing well. >> looked like synchronized swimmer. they were in sync, hey, hey. >> cute. when i lived in california, it was interesting, my dog would always feel them before they got re. start to bark. there's an earthquake. they sense it. >> sixth sense. >> they do. >> we're feeling the h et,e steve. >> oh, boy, yeah. it was so hot out there today. tomorrow, temperatures do come
down a little bit. we'll be in the upper 80s, close to 90 degres, but with the humidity, it'll feel like the 90s across most of the area right now, it is clear, as we look south across midtown. it's oh, so warm outside. you have to crank the ac neght. degrees at 11:00 at nigh at's the average day time high for thi timeatf year. we're seeing that right now ag n at 11:00 p.m. good evenong, everyone. the good news over the next couple of days, the temperatures wi oll wly come down. by wednesday and thursday, temperatures are in the lower 80s. however, each and every day, the humidity will go up and up. by wednesday and thursday, it's going to feel really sticky across the area. that's when a cold front comes through. late thursday into friday, maybe saturday morning. that's when we'll have thunderstorms. since it's going to be humid, these thunderstorms could produce heavy rain in a short time. otherwise, 84 degrees in the park. 80 staten island.
78 in southern queens, jfk. 75 ovegor toward fong branch. for the most part, all is quiet. we did have an isolated thunderstorm into far western new jersey earlier that produced locally heavy rain. that has ied off. lots of action off to the west. we'll get into this as we head into thursday and friday. otherwise, ahead of it, high pressure will continue to dominate. the high gets weaker. as a result, temperatures come down. with that southerly flow in plasace, it will be very, very sticky. in the atlantic, we are watching th go wave of lower pressure. the national hurricane center giving this a 60% chance of becoming a tropical system over the next couple of days. if it becomes a named system, it'll be danny. the long-term models continues to take it to the lesser antilles. we'll watch it. tonight, we're partly cloudy. tomorrow, partly cloudy. tomorrow afternoon, mix of sun and clouds. not as hot as today. well north of the city, we can't
rule out a shower or storm. costal areas tonight, dropping to the 70s in the city. tomorrow, day time highs, upper 80s, lower 90s. still hot but not as hot as today. then temperatures drop. by thursday, e8 82 degrees. it'll be very humid. here's the front. could bring us thunderstorms late thursday and into friday. >> all right. >> we'll be ready for it. >> bruce, what's coming up in sports? >> one of the hottest hitters i baseball resides right here in new york. beltran. he gets the yankees back in the game, but was it enough against the twins? from horror emerges heros. we'll tell you about a young man who took yankees hope week by storm. it's all just ahead. >> you had unfinished business. >> i was just -- yeah.
a man tried to make sick children smile playing a superhero was killed over the weekend. he visited kids who are ill. tonight, many are saddene by his death. he was hit by his own bat mobile. a car rear ended his vehicle when he was checking it on the highway. the first three hosts for season 41 of saturday night live was announced. tracy morgan is returning. he'll host the october 17th show. he'll been out of the public eye since the devastating accident on the new jersey turnpike in june of 2014. he sent out a tweet, sharing his excitement with the words, stoked to the going home. the other homes are miley cyrus and comedian amy schumer. >> lot of anticipation for morgan.
the bombers lived up to their nickname in the first inning. brian mccann connecting on a three-run homer off of kyle gibson. mccann's 21st. he had 5 rbis on the night. scary moment in the second inning. brian mitchell is hit in the face with a line drive. he immediately went down to the ground. the good news, he was able to walk off under his own power. mitchell had a small nasal fracture and released from the hospital. it could have been much worse. back to the game, the yankees trailed 7-5 in the sixth. carlos beltran ties it with one swing of the bat. his third homer in four games. it was still tied in the bottom of the 10th with the bis ases loaded. can't handle it. the winning run comes in. the yankees take it, 8-7. their lead over the blue jays
stands at one full game. mark left the game after fouling a ball off his leg. x-rays were negative. before the game, the focus was on c.c. sabathia because of this video which surfaced on tmz sports. it shows him getting into it with heck lers s hecklers outside of a bar. he apologized and admitted he made a bad decision. managers joe girardi was candid in his assessment that players need to be aware of their surroundings. >> you do something embarrassing in the public, you know, sometimes four, five, ten people see it. now, it's instantly uploaded and millions of people see it. the pressure and embarrassment that people are under make it difficult. finally, hope week is off to a flying start for the yankees. today's story was one of
inspiration and forgiveness. >> chris singleton's mother was killed until the senseless shootings in charleston in june. chris was on the "today" show this morning, where he was surprised by alex rodriguez, brett gardner. >> did you light up? >> i lit up more than times square. >> he then visited one world observatory and had lunch with the team. moments later, he was whisked off to yankees stadium, where he was surprised again, taking batting practice with the bombers. what a dream day for the sophomore baseball player at charleston southern university. to cap it off, chris and his siblings threw out the first pitches in front of a packed house. chris's positive attitude galvanized the community. the 19-year-old's message that
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welcome, welcome, welcome, everybody. welcome to "the tonight show." thank you very much for being here. you're here. this is it, you're a part of it! [ cheers and applause ] i like that, that's a nice shirt! you're looking good. all right. here's what everyone is talking about, everybody. i saw that donald trump reported for jury duty today in new york city. [ laughter ] yeah. marking the first time somebody didn't have to pretend they were racist or sexist to get out of jury duty. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] of course, they didn't allow cameras in the courtroom while trump was there, but they did release a sketch. [ laughter and applause ] i didn't realize he looks like tom brady. he looks a lot like tom brady. >> steve: he does. "the brady bunch." [ laughter ] >> jimmy: actually, both donald trump and hillary clinton went to the iowa state fair over the weekend. things got awkward when donald trump got on the merry-go-round ahead of hillary and said, "you'll never catch me." [ laughter ] and he goes -- merry-go-round. and did you see this,