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today." new challenge for nypd trying to prove safety. and can anyone challenge donald trump. today, several critical states are up for grabs. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, tuesday morning, march 15th. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. chris cimino is here. chris, my complaint about yesterday was, it was raw. >> yeah, i've been hearing a lot of complaints about yesterday. my hands are getting hold. >> it is march, that does happen. low 40s with the strong winds. today, we ease on the wind and cold a little bit, not quite clearing, though. upper 30s, low 40s. mid-40s in town. mid-40s across long island. skies spotty.
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showers. in between one exiting system and another one to the west of us. fair amount of clouds we should get some breaks at times. at least the temperature's a little bit better. we go from 40s now to mid-50s probably to upper 50s by the end of the day. forecasting high of 57. a little better. let's find out about the morning commute. >> good morning, fastrack, on the b, d, f and also have shuttle buses as an option to get around. that will wrap up around 5:00 a.m. overnight track work on 1, 2, 4, 6 and a line. we'll have more weather and traffic on the 4s. new york city leaders expected to reveal a new plan that means new responsibility for the nypd. the goal is to provide safety
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katherine creag is there where a grisly crime took place. >> reporter: the scene of such violence weeks ago when police say one homeless man slashed his roommate across the neck and the victim died. we were here that day. police officers here on lexington avenue, a crime scene. cases like that, it really prompted the city to take action. several reports they mayor de blasio has ordered the nypd to review security at more than 600 homeless shelters across the city. those shelters will see more police presence in and around the facility. it's about enhancing the facility and also improving domestic violence services to families. we expect to hear from the mayer or
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in just a few hours, mayor de blasio will be in washington to press for an anti-terror funding. we've been talking about the homeland security fund to be cut in half, the mayor argues that will make it less safe against terrorists. he plans to make his argument in front of the house subcommittee today. and presidential candidates face what could be make or break tuesday. voters are going to turn out for primaries in five states. the big ones, florida and ohio. it's a winner take all for the republican who wins. nbc news is saying that the front-runner donald trump has been investigated by a north carolina sheriff. it has to do with the sucker punch. the sheriff decided not to cite trump for inciting a riot. there was continued talk about the violence that has erupted at
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>> if for example, he were to go out on fifth avenue and shoot somebody, i would not be willing to support donald trump. >> it's a choice between optimism and fear. >> people remember mob violence that led to lynching. >> bernie sanders, though, close enough to squeak out a winning three key states, illinois, ohio and missouri. the senate has confirmed john king jr.'s nomination as u.s. education secretary. king has been serving since arne duncan stepped down last year. king will be responsible for the new education law that will replace the no child left behind act. the new law shifts most of it from the federal government to states and school districts. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. time to check with chris cimino to see if there's any improvements on the way, chris.
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we've got some residuals meaning we've got cloud cover and could get breaks. in terms of rain, most of the drizzle is gone. clouds will linger much of the day. not as chilly. the wind is easing. temperatures heading up a little bit. we should see highs recover well into the 50s. right now, we're still tracking on light radar. a few showers in suffolk county. the radar will pick up any mist or drizzle and that could be patchy out there. east of long island the last remnants of showers yet moving eastward bound. 35 degrees right now. temperatures climb to 50 at noon. mid to upper 50s after noon. breaks in the forecast and closer to the sun as the day goes through. the no big problems out there, emily? >> no big problems. if you're getting on the buses
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bx7 and 10 on detour. if you're getting on the roads, tappan zee bridge has a 45-mile-per-hour speed restriction. do take it easy. and alternate street parking rules in effect. right now homes in hoboken are under a boil water advisory because of a broken water main. a 12-inch pipe burst yet first on clinton streets, it swallowed a car. the city has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for people near the erupted line. 4:36. this morning, prosecutors say there could be more victims of a queens tae kwon do instructor. 27-year-old lorenzo ramos was an instructor at united tae kwon
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he was charged with touching two children, 12-year-old and 14-year-old over the past months. parents are looking for other options. >> we're going to see if we can get our money back and take them to another karate school or something like that is safe for father and son. >> lawyers for ramos insists he's innocent. he's due in court on april 1st. high school leaders cancelled classes so students could attend the funeral of a star basketball player. the 18-year-old was shot wednesday night when gunfire broke out. he had just played an all-star earlier. police do not believe he was the intended target. made. someone on long island has been targeting cars with a bb gun. nassau county police said windows were shut out of seven cars. this past sunday, police released the surveillance video
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a chevrolet, spotted at one of the scenes. investigators say all of the cars hit were parked at the time and no one was hurt. today in washington, d.c., people are going to push for it. tracie strahan, the one person they don't have to convince is the governor. this. >> reporter: he's already on board. maybe not on the bus, michael, but certainly with the cause. it's going to be an early morning trip, more than 100 buses are set to depart for albany loaded with home care and health care workers wanting to land the latest blow, the fight for fairness. that fight focuses i should say on raising new york's minimum wage to $15 an hour. the union representing 200,000 home care workers say they currently make about $10 an hour.
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forced to rely on public assistance including food stamps. now at today's rally in albany, they're expected to encourage lawmakers to increase the minimum wage. they're struggling to survive and feed their families. the busses will leave from this location and six other spots throughout the tristate as well. coming up, michael, we'll have more on a state lawmaker who just came out in favor of this piece and a very powerful op-ed piece. russia is beginning to pull its forces out of syria. we're seeing images of fighter jets and cargo planes being loaded for flights back into russia. this comes after a surprise announcement from vladimir putin. he said russia's mission is complete. he spoke as syrian peace talks got under way. this morning, three police officers are recovering after
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part of a tactical team between a man and women, they then confronted the two suspects. after a chair, the man opened fire and hit all three officers. one officer returned fire killing that man. the woman was arrested. police are currently questioning her. and a police officer fatally shot during an unprovoked attack in maryland was a victim of friendly fire. officials say jacai colson was hit by a shot fired by one of six officers. meanwhile, three brothers are charged with the attack in prince george's county. police say michael ford was the gunman and that his brothers were with him. investigators say one of them even recorded this attack. it's 4:40 right now. just ahead this morning -- a family dealing with tragedy now raising questions about the response to a deadly fire. plus, this morning, a first look deep underwater at the tugboat that crashed and sank
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and storm team 4 will tell us when we'll see sun again. weather and traffic on the 4s coming up. don't forget on instagram, facebook and twitter, michel 4
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it's 4:43. your 4 things to know this morning, five states up for grabs today. mitt romney campaigned for john kasich in ohio. marco rubio is trying to take his home state of florida, if donald trump wins both of those, it could put the nomination out of reach for his challengers. in just a few hours, mayor de blasio is going to be in washington to press for anti-terror funding for the nypd. the white house is proposing some big cuts in homeland security funding.
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of google self-driving car program heads to capitol hill today. she's expected to ask congress to help speed up the process of getting self-driving cars on the road. may also be asked about the recent accident involving a google car and bus. and today, dairy queen is giving away a taste of summer. the company is offering free small vanilla cones. they're asking in exchange for donations to the children's miracle network. i guess it's not an ice cream day but temperatures heading back above 60s. that's good news. but it's going to take a while to get there. right now, we're still in the 40s. gradually going to stick around for the bulk of the day. s tomorrow and again on st. patrick ace st. pat trik st. patrick ace day. there could be a few showers. 44 in chelsea, and mid-40s in and around the five boroughs,
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a touch cooler, lower 40s a few upper 30s in the distant suburbs. so a chilly start out there. maybe a little drizzle in spots, light showers in eastern long island, portions of eastern connecticut. yesterday's system slowly pulling away. the cloud cover between that system and the one approaching cover. but again, it make break up at times, allowing for a peek at the sun later on today. but this system and this rain is pretty much going to dry out before getting here. the clouds, though, will keep us on the gray side. you can see on future tracker, not a lot of thin spots. this is noon time. a patch of showers passing to the south of us. a couple of thin spots showing up later on in the afternoon and evening. that's about it. tonight, fairly cloudy again, during the day tomorrow, this is noon time on wednesday, you see a larger area of dryness taking shape here. a better chance of getting intervals of sun before the clouds thicken up again tomorrow afternoon.
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passing through today and in the evening. again, nothing particularly heavy. thursday, showers pop up north of us about 1:00 in the afternoon. that's what we think, one or two may sneak in by the end of the parade. we'll have to keep a careful eye on that, nothing heavy in terms of rainfall like yesterday. still a lot of clouds around. it's drying out, the atmosphere, high temperature of 57 degrees. winds lighter. upper 40s should do it. clouds, cloudy side, as we work our way to the seven-day forecast. we do anticipate seeing temperatures on the mild side, wednesday and thursday. setback, cooler, breezy 54 with sunshine. saturday looking to be the brighter of the two days this upcoming day. it's cooler, 50. and sunday, a colder scenario and a chance of some rain. upper 40s. that's the first day of spring.
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let's get back to lauren scala. she tried to use a scarf instead of an umbrella. >> thanks, chris. if you're getting on the roads, it's wet out there. thankfully, no major problems. let's take a look outside. long island expressway. you can see through the wet camera there, the drips on it, out by queens on grand central parkway where things are moving along just fine. just take it easy, we have speed restrictions. and brooklyn bridge, no construction. you can see things moving along nicely, on the stan and the bqe. and delays on b, d, f and m lines. the d and f, running on ac and manhattan as well, take the shuttle bus to get around. alternate side parking rules in effect. we'll have more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. it's 4:47, a new jersey family is raising questions about the fire department's response to a fire that killed
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we brought you the breaking story here yesterday on "today in new york." the victims in the orange home are identified as 2-year-old nishawn and nayon and their uncle michael may. family members are questioning the response time. >> they could have went inside. they could have went inside. >> reporter: but they didn't. >> do, they did not. >> the orange mayor said that the fire department went in three minutes after they got the call. there's a settlement for the family of d.j. henry. he is the college student shot and killed by westchester police five years ago. henry's family agreed on a $6 million settlement from the town of pleasantville and the officer who shot him.
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aaron hess opened fire as henry was driving out of a parking garage. >> this is not a day of celebration for our family. we value life and can't put a number on it. >> henry's parents are still suing the town of pleasantville and police officers who they say failed to properly respond to his wounds. two gang-related attacks in queens. the men in the surveillance videos are wanted nor two stabbings on northern boulevard in jackson heights saturday night. police say they stabbed a 16-year-old boy and his dog and another man after can go him for abk, that's the nickname for a local gang, always banging kings. we get a look at the two suspects in the staten island bus stop. at the station two weeks. police say the suspects pulled a
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they threw him to the ground, stole his phone and jordan sneakers. they took off in a dark colored suv. we're now getting a closer look to the tugboat that crashed and sank at the end of the tappan zee bridge. officials say the owner is working on a salvage plan that would need the coast guard's approval. autopsies show that the two men killed in the crash saturday night died from drowning. april third man is missing. his remains are believed to be inside the tugboat. two lawmakers who shared power in albany are now sharing a sentencing date. dean skelos had his sentencing date yesterday. it turns out sheldon silver will learn his punishment at the same time. both men were convicted in
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bridgeport officials say 16 police officers will be part of a special policing task force. the mayor said it will be easier than sending officers out every time a call comes in. the initiative will be funded by the city and public housing authority. well apple plans to respond today to the government's demand to unlock a terrorist iphone. last week, government lawyers filed papers in federal court. they asked a judge to crack the encryption on a san bernardino shooter's phone. and it could demand certain data that could unlock all iphones. part of national and international debate. it's 4:51. still ahead this morning, it's already been seen millions of times online. the president participating in a rose garden free style. and this morning, there's a long-awaited admission by the nfl. we'll tell you what they're now saying. you're watching "today in new york." have a tip for new york's
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welcome back. it's 4:53. looking at the hamilton bridge. 45 degrees right now with the st. patrick's day parade just two days away. the nypd wants to make you aware of two changes. metro-north will have extra trains running but alcohol will not be allowed on trains. and the cars and central station will be closed. coverage begins at 11:00 a.m. on thursday. "today in new york's" own laura scala is go to be there. >> yes. >> it's going to be a really great day, for sure.
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>> right, chris? >> you won't be freezing. >> a little irish weather? >> maybe a little rain. to make it feel authentic, but not a lot. even today, not a lot. temperatures in the 40s. damp, misty in spots, could be a little drizzle. that will give away to a fairly cloudy afternoon. maybe a couple breaks in the evening. winds lighter than yesterday, upper 50s this afternoon. tonight look for mostly cloudy skies, low in the 40s. we get to the 60s tomorrow. towards st. patrick's day, low 50s. what's interesting, you could have snow on st. patrick's day and cold but it should be nice and mild. >> well, the roads are sparkling this morning. >> oh. >> not necessarily a good thing. they're very wet. take a look at the inside of the
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things moving nicely at the tolls. similar star at the george washington bridge and holland tunnel. and fdr, smooth sailing, no delays because of road work. we'll let you know if that changes. overall, roads in good shape. news 4 your health. going cold turkey may be the best way to stop smoking. patients in the cold turkey group are 25% more likely to quit in the short term. and still be smoke-free six months later. both groups use nicotine replacement therapy and can receive support from nurses. well, the weight report cards handed out to children. during the study of national academy of sciences kids were put in four categories, underwater, healthy weight, overweight or obese. those labeled as anything other
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to see a professional. researchers found no changes for the good. some actually gain the weight. lawmakers passed a measure to put a referendum on the ballot to bring casinos closer to new york city. both east rutherford and jersey city have been mentioned as possible sites. more and more new jersey are ignoring the 2% tax cap. analysis found that 60% of municipalities were above the cap last year. in bergen county 21 out of 70 towns stayed under the cap. in passaic county four of the municipalities were under the limit. the cap was passed into law five years ago. sarah palin is cancelling her campaign appearances to rush home to her seriously hurt husband.
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fractured eight ribs in intensive care. scheduled for surgery yesterday. meanwhile, sarah palin thanked everyone for their prayers at a trump rally in florida. well, for the first time, the nfl is acknowledging a direct link between football and devastating brain disorders. it happened around a roundtable discussion on capitol hill. when ask if there was a link between football and degenerative brain disorders. jeff miller told the panel, quote, certainly. and shows a number of retired nfl players are diagnosed with cte. mother teresa expected to be cleared to become a saint today. a vatican panel will recognize the second miracle attributed to the nun who cared for the poor equivalent of the poor in india. the cure is for a brazilian man who suffered from multiple brain tumors back in 2008.
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been long anticipated. pope francis is expected to sign a decree and set the day for the canonization. >> she was an incredible human being. >> it's coming up at 5:00 a.m., if you're about to head out the door, take us with you. keep watching "today in new york" by downloading the news 4 new york on your mobile device. today a man to tackle a problem inside new york city's homeless shelter. what the nypd is going to do to improve safety. plus, a martial arts instructor facing charges. police are making an appeal to see if new victims are out there. and a new way to pay. how amazon may let you use your face as your password. "today in new york" starts now. i just bought a blender. good morning, everybody. 5:00 a.m. on this tuesday, march 15th, i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm darlene rodriguez.
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here with the refrigerator, too. not much in terms of rain, a little drizzle in spots. temperatures are still chilly. poughkeepsie, 42, city, 45. same number in long branch. same in montaugh. and moving up in new england. the system out to the west us is kind of dying out, but the clouds in that system will be with us during the course of the day. for most of us, it's about low clouds you might get drizzle early on. but it should dry out through the day today. maybe a few breaks in the forecast. forecasting a high of 55 degrees. we're above normal today. let's get to lauren scala. >> nice and green, the map behind me. so things are moving along pretty nicely on the roads. we do have a speed restriction


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