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a homicide dangerously close to a college campus. police are searching for the gunman who opened fire near rutgers in newark. a small plane crashes on a long island street. the search for answers as the survivors recover. and battleground new york. the empire state is crawling with candidates all vying for your vote. "today in new york" starts now. crawling with candidates. >> the image. >> good morning everyone. it's monday morning. april 11th. i'm darlene rodriguez. i'm michael gargiulo. chris is off. but raphael miranda is here. >> better weekend than last week. >> no snow in the forecast this time. that's always a good thing. there is some rain right now. you can see on storm tracker, we're dealing with some showers. very light and spotty. that's going to be the trend
an active radar picture down the jersey shore. you do want to have the umbrellas to be on the safe side even though the rain will be light. milder, starting out at 44 degrees. by the afternoon, back into the 50s. today's high 58 degrees. it's breezy but a nice warm breeze out of the south. more on the rain coming up in a few. lauren scala is here with a look at your commute. >> hey, raphael. good morning everyone. for eirr commuters, we have a problem. this is because of an y.unauthorized truck on the tracks west of woodside. other bran rchs operating between penn station and wood side. i'll keep you updated on this. for nj transit chuter, up to 15-minute delays on the corridor. an at's all because of amtrak work that was taking place over the weekend. that should be wrapped up at 5:00 a.m. more weather and traffic on the 4s. >> thank you, lauren.
homicide that happened dangerously close to a busy college campus. the gunman fired at central avenue and university avenue last night. it's blocks away from the new jersey institute of technology. "today in new york's" tracie strahan is at the scene with what happened. tracie? >> reporter: darlene, crime scene detectives just left this area. we can tell you a homicide occurred here. we're working to confirm reports s.that two people were shot in this area. they told me that one of the victims was a rragers newark student. let's show you what the crime scene looked like when we arrived early this morning. a homicide did occur here, but not any more detailsllo far. one person w e killed, another, however, reportedly shot around 10:00 last night in this area. we've seen detectives canvassing this area. speaking to several people, one
of the victims we're working to confirm reports that suspects are in custody at this hour. three people may be in custody. we're trying to figure out if one is at least the gunman in all of this. as you mentioned, all of this happened within the confines of the rutgers newark campus. several people standing in this area. they have been questioned by police. they didn't want to speak on camera. we're working to confirm that two people were shot here. >> tracie strahan in newark. thank you. a new jersey police officer accused in a deadly wrong-way crash in staten island is expected in court. prosecutors say linden officer pedro a bad was drinking at a strip club shortly before the crash. two of his friends died. a third seriously injured. his lawyer said he was given the date rape drug ghb. today.
small plane crash. the piem per 28 had engine trouble. it clipped a tree and then a power line before crashing at second street and third avenue in bay port. the pilot, a 38-year-old scott clifford. he has two broken legs and head injuries. his passenger, a 66-year-old. he had a minor head injury. >> i was looking out my window and it stalled. he turned around to come back in, he went down. he hit the first pole, twisted around landed and went on fire and stuff. >> investigators say the plane was headed up to orange county. that's when both the pilot and his passenger live. the latest crash is the third in as many months in long island. in february, a plane crashed in setauket hrebor last month a pilot deployed an emergency
industrial park in hauppauge. two people on board did survive. >> 4:34. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. we check in with lauren scala -- raphael miranda first. again, you look beautiful. >> milder temperatures on the way. starting out already in the 40s. 44 in farmingdale. 44 poughkeepsie. bo 44 in central park. in the hudson valley, 36 in monticello. it's good we're above freezing because we have rain and wet snow in the mix deep into the hudson valley. you may have a few flakeo mixing in. otherwise, light rain streaming across the tri-state. this ss what's waiting for us today. cold front slowly moves through. we're in andsout of those showers throughout the day today. it means it's an umbrella day. closer to average. it's been so cold this month so far. it's nice to see a day near 60. even though we have showers out there.
will this warming trend last. we'll look at the seven-day forecast in a few. lauren scala is here. the real lauren scala. >> good morning everyone. if you're getting on the subways, we have weekend track work on the ones listed here. expect delays and service changes. on the buses, decamp commuters, this affects 99 -- a bus stop has bp eliminated. ridge road northbound at new york avenue. otherwise, things are moving nicely. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect ju day.cmore weather and traffic on the 4s. >> happening today, a new jersey representative donald payne, jr., plans to urge congress to pass his test for lead act during a news conference in newark. the legislationvwould require states that r eive certain federal funding to help schools test for lead in drinking water. testing in new york shows elevated levels at four school buildings. a new jersey school district is the latest battleground
the pascack regio]al district plans to vote tonight on a new policy allowing a students to use restrooms and locker rooms based on the gender with which they identify. a national conservate group is threatening to sue if the policy is adopted. there are similar policies in place in other districts across the state. 4:37 right now. to the race for the white house. democratic hopeouls are stumping in our state today in a long string of events aimed to win your vote. katherine creag is in port washington o long island. ans other ralle here in new york state, kat. >> reporter: very busy for all the candidates, michael. what's happening here at the landmark theater, secretary clinton will be having a conversation about gun violence. it's been nonstop campaigni for secretary clinton.
churches yet. as for sanders, what's happening today with him, back- -back rallies. binghamt , albany and buffalo, after spending time in brooklyn yesterday, he seemed to back off attacking clinton's qualifications. first you'll hear from mrs. clinton. >> we have someone who rejects the idea that president obama has made progress it. doesn't give him the credit that i think he deserves. >> she may have the experience to the president of the united states. no one can argue that. in terms of the judgment, something is clearly lacking. >> reporter: as far as schedules go, secretary clinton will spend the day on long island. co.nversation here at the landmark theater at 2:00 p.m. she has a dinner in suffolk county. this is the calm before the media and the security storm. it is so quiet here in port washington. that rally scheduled for 2:00 p.m.
fewours before that. lots of security here at this venue. >> thanks so much. two republican candidates will be upstate to line up votes. trump. that's after he brought on a new top adviser last week. trump drew a big crowd. he spoke about being outmaneuvered for delegates by senator ted cruz. >> i say this to the rnc and i say it to the republican party. you're going to have a big problem folks. there are people that don't like what's going on. >> ted cruz is holding rallies in southern california. john kasich will hit the albany area where donald trump will be as well. >> mayor de blasio insists he knows nothing about a reported federal investigation into his campaign fundraising. >> i have no evidence of that fact.
any office and no one associated. i just can't comment on something i have no specifics on. >> last week we learned that some police commanders in brooklyn were questioned. prosecutors want to know about gifts they possibly received from two of the mayor's contributors. >> mayor de blasio insists it follow the letter of law. >> a second attack was planned on paris. the word is coming from the confession of the -- investigators say he admitted that he was the man in the white hat at belgium's airport last month. he's also charged in last year's attack in paris. abdeslam -- >> i believe he'll know more than abdeslam or almost anybody alive. prosecutor believe abrini may have been planning attacks in other countriesment pictures of
to last year were found on his phh one. >> charles schumer wants to fight terrorism through social media. whether it's a twist, facebook post or message an instagram photo or a snap chat. someone in the public is seeing it and if it's nefarious, they should be encouraged to report it. >> they will introduce a bill that offers a minimum $25,000 reward for any social media tips that prevent terror attacks in the united states. senator schumer says social media posts can be warning signs to potential threats. 4:41 right now. still ahead, the burglar who broke into a business and bypassed the cash register. what he wanted instead coming up. the beloved nfl player killed after a violent case of road rage. we'll tell you what we're learning about the suspect. your weather and traffic on the 4s is coming up.
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four things to know this morning. 4:44. a number of presidential candidates will be stumping in our state today. hillary clinton, bernie sanders, donald trump, kasich. ted cruz is in california. service on a long island railroad between flushing main street and penn station suspended in both directions. a person was hit by a train west of wood side. lauren scala is keeping an ioane that. we'll have updates all morning long. cameras designed to keep cars out of the express bus lanes will be up and running.
who slip into the bus lanes on stern avenue along the bx 41 route. drivers get a warning. but in 630 0 days you'll get a ticket. a new transgender rights policy would allow students to use restrooms and locker rooms based on the gender with which they identify. a wet start on this monday morning. tracking some showers but also milder weather on the way. starting right now, you can see in the weather headlines, on and off showers today. mostly off. they're going to be light as well. heavier rain possible. that could impact your commute. we are tracking warmer temperatures in the seven-day forecast, especiall by next weekend. you can see right now temperatures in the 30s and 40s. that is better than it has been. it's milder in sparta. 39 degrees. we're tracking rain showers and not snow. that's a nice change.
41 in morristown. mid- mid-40s across long island. 44 right now. temperatures in the 50s by lunchtime. a southerly breeze. bringing us milder air. you also notice those light showers stay with us right through the rest of the day. it's not raining the whole time. temperatures near 60 by the middle of the afternoon. a live look at storm tracker. you can see this looks worse than it is. it's rainingaeverywhere. a lot of this not even making it to the ground. it's light and spotty. as we take a jog west, this is our cold front now moving through portions of the midwest. this has a while to go before it gets here. not until tomorrow morning. that's why we're keeping it unsettled until then. future tracker, not a lot of sunshine today. not a ton of rain. lunchtime, you may be able to sneak outside without the umbrellas for a couple of hours.
cover. commute. approaches. steadier rain overnight into tuesday morning. through. once tuesday's rain is gone, looking pretty good. back into the 60s again. no freezing overnight. by the end of the weekend, we could be approac once again. let's see if lauren scala has anything in the commute that's good news. good morning. >> good morning. roads are good news. no major problems. but we have issues for rail commuters this morning. the port washington branch remains suspended in both directions between penn station and flushing main street. this is because of an unauthorized person struck on the tracks west of wood side. new york city transit is cross-honoring on the 7 train. for those who take the port washington branch and the other branches are operating between woodside and penn station. new jersey transit commuters,
delays on the lines. essex and montclair bhutan, because of weekend track work. we'll take a live look at the roadways outside. here's the george washington br-sge. things are moving nicely on both levels. the holland tunnel in great shape. overall, roads, no problems out there. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. of lauren, thank you very much. it's 4:48. yonkers, a fast-moving fire destroyed two homes. the flames started at 53 harriet street. spread to buildings on either side. the firefighters were able to save one of those buildings. the fire gutted the home where that fire started and a home next door is a total loss. fire chief says -- the cause of the fire. >> it's definitely being investigated. i don't have any -- right now, i don't have any information as to
we'll be investigating further. residents inside the building were able to he is escape without getting hurt. some firrfighters sustained minor injuries. a bizarre bar fight. being held on $1 million bail. the 23-year-old stabbed a man to death outside of a bar in elizabeth on saturday morning. then he allegedly ordered a woman at the scene into his car and drove off with her. she was later found unharmed. he's charged with first degree murder. funeral services are planned for the young map in new jersey who drowned in a swimming hole. police confirm that the body was fod on long pond ironworks state park in milford. the 21-year-old had gone swimming with friends in march and never resurfaced. took nearly a month to find his body.
to his family later today. many sports fans in shock over the death of a former new or ans saints player will smith. he was shot to death during a road rage incident on saturday. smith's wife was also shot in the leg. cardell hayes has been charged with murder being held on $1 million bond. smith was a beloved member of the team. >> a good guy. everybody loves him. just an absolute shame. >> i think that's why this really resonates with the city and the people of new orleans. because >>ey belong to will and will belonged to them. >> nfl commissioner roger goodell and lebron james are a few who have expressed their grief for will smith. today, coast guard crews will resume the search for a missing klyaker off the south carolina coast. hokts spotted his overturned kayak yesterday. the 21-year-old man was reported missing late saturday after he and a friend failed to return
the other kayaker was found and rescued. on long island, three people face charges for allegedly robbing one gas stalion and trying to rob another. police arrested christopher on the left, heather mccormick and jason kroell. they distracted someone at a gas station saturday night. that's when one went inside to the cash register. the attendant caught him. after a struggle, another attendant helped detain him. r mccormick and kroell took off but were later caught in a traffic stop. new this morning, police are searching for three men in a high end burglary. investigators say the men smashed a window to break into the buildi. they took a $2,000 bottle of cognac. to an unusual crime. police in washington, d.c. are looking for a real life hamburglar. suspect was caught on
into a fe guys restaurant early friday. does not hit the cash register. this is what he does. he fires up the grill, makes a couple of cheeseburgers. the cameras caught the man making a phone call as he was cooking his meal. the suspect helped himself to a fountain drink, stole bottled water before he left. >> okay. >> he's a fan, clearly, of five guys. >> knows how things work back there. 4:52 right now. a local lawmaker who is waging war on long island's red light cameras. why he says they do more harm than good. a lucky dog. the little dog that tumbled down a 300-foot cliff and survived. not the land. the water. or power sources. it' s the people. american workers. they build world-class products. and that builds communities. and g better future.
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because lauren said she wants to eat outside. that's why they're doing it. >> right. >> i'm so -- >>hey're crying. >> oh, man, lauren. >> everybody that works in this building -- >> very true. >> they're excited. i'm taking snow and ice out of the forecast. bee.w freezing temperatures also, out of there. you can see in storm trucker. rain is moving through. a spotty kind of shower. it's milder. much milder than what we had over the weekend. look at that high temperature. 58 degrees. a breeze out of the south. 10 to 20 miles per hour. to 63 in ramsey. feels like spring there. 54 for a high temperature in bethpage. brewster 56. 58 in bedminster. down the jersey shore, lots of clouds. a few showers, 61 degrees. overnight tonight, another mild night. no freezing. 52, that's as cold as it gets in the city. the spotty showers continue.
of rain tomorrow morning. it's a bit of a wet start to the workweek. they've gone and it's an overall trend that many of us are happy about. >> for sure. i have good news for lirr commuters. service has been restored but expect heavy residual delays. for nj transit commuters, we have up to 15-minute delays on the corridor. montclair-boonton line because no of track work. that should be wrapped up shortly. decamp bus commuters, a bus stop eliminated. ridge road northbound at new york avenue. that affects 99, 32 and 44 to new york. >> thank you, lauren. it's 4:56. if you've been driving, you probably noticed it's more expensive to get around. the average price for a gallon of gas nationwide crept up.
rise because they're making the more expensive summer blend of gasoline. the average price for regular gas in manhattan is $2.24 a gallon. today on long island, lawmaker will move forward with his plan to hit the brakes on the red light cameras. >> rob trat a says it will end -- it shows a dramatic rise in woaccidents at many of the intersefrkss with the cameras ziefrkts in the bronx, designed to keep cars out of the express bus lanes. they'll be up and running. they'll be looking for drivers who slip into the bus lanes on webster avenue along the bx 41 route. today the city department of transportation will be issuing warnings to offenders. but the actual ticketion will begin in 60 days. vision 0 street teams will spread throughout brooklyn. the team members will conduct
careful on the roads. they'll explain the dangers of speeding and the failure to yield to pedestrians on the street. today's event kicks off the third year of the vision zero street teams out there. > it's 4:57 right now. long island lawmakers want immediate action to stop the overwhelming rate of heroin deaths. they want to create inpatient services at utilized facilities. those are the pilgrim ychi watric center and the children's psychiatric center in melville. suffolk county was ranked first in the state for deaths related to heroin. >> this is an emergency. we need to open up those beds as quickly as possible. >> the lawmakers insist outpatient services are swamped and not as effective as hospitalization. more than 300 people died in suffolk county from overdoses between 2009 and 2013. at the masters, jordan spieth had one of the biggest collapses in golf history.
back nine, his tee shot on the paragraph 3 12th hole rolled back into the water. his next shot, also went into the water. we got a quadruple bogey on the hole. that was the difference as danny willett from england closed out the round and won his first career major. a utah family reunited with their very lucky dog. they took their dog toby on a trail ride on thursday. the 1-year-old english sheepdog poodle chased after something and went over a cliff. he tumbled nearly 300 feet down. search and rescue teams rappelled down the inclined and carried the frightened animal to safety. >> not something we would normally do to rescue a dog. who else is going to try to get down there that's untrained and we may rescue other people. >> toby has a head injury and
he was able to walk out of the hospital on his own four paws. poor guy. >> remarkable story there. 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" app on your mobile device. your next hour starts right now. right now, the search for a gunman after a fate will shooting. dangerously close to a new jersey college campus. >> dueling rallies. all but one of the presidential candidates are in new york trying to win your vote. the controversial vote over transgender rights in school. "today in new york" starts now. good morning everyone. it's 5:00 a.m. on this monday, the 11th of april. i'm michael gargiulo. i'm darlene rodriguez. storm team 4's raphael miranda is in for chris this morning. hey, raphi. >> it's an umbrella day. we're tracking light showers out there. sprinkles and drizzle. this looks worse than it is. not seeing a lot of steady rain.