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so far we have seen 40 cases of zika contracted outside the city limits. >> keep watching "today in new york" by downloading our app on your mobile device. the next hour starts right now. it is here. election day in new york where voters get their chance to cast their ballots in the race for president. we'll have team coverage. also, sentencing day for a former nypd officer who shot and killed a man in a brooklyn stairwell. and there has been historic flooding in houston. dramatic rescues in the city that's under water. "t ooday in new york" starts now. good morning, 5:00 a.m. on this tuesday, april 19th. i'm .ichael gargiulo. >> i'm kerry barrett. darlene is off today. chris, a nice day, not quite as warm as yesterday, though. >> but still very pleasant. we are starting out this morning in the 60s, low 60s in the city. seeing cooler 50s and 40s in the suburbs. but the cloud cover kept temperatures up a bit. this is a weak front to drop through. no rain with it, just clouds early.
eventually mostly sunny. breezy by the afternoon. noontime, 68. we are forecasting a high right back above normal again, but not as warm as yesterday at 71 degrees. lauren scala is off but we're happy to have emily west here. what does the commute look like? the l.i.e. is shut down westbound right around 110. that's exit 49. overturned truck and debris spill. so they have to get that cleaned up. you can see the delays stretching back past the pa kway this morning. and delays on the fdr southbound, road work near 79th down into the 60s. we'll ave more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. tha you very much. to decisio 2016, today new york votes. the polls open in just about an hour and we have continuing covera with katherine creag in chappaqua. hillary clinton will be casting herbal lot there later today,
out into the street, kat. >> reporter: that's why i have a traffic vest on. hillary clinton will be casting her vote at a school nearor. it's an event in and of itself. members of the media have been told to park up the street jhut a little ways to scatter the news vans. not to have them con vernal in l al verge in the parking otf thedschool. this is where hillarylinton will vote.athe former secretary of state represented the state as a senator for eight years. the final hours of her campaign had her appealing to female and minority voters in midtown. you'll hear from her in just a moment about donald trump when he made his orinal comments about women getting abortions. as for senator sanders, another massive rally. this time in long island city, queens. both candidates seeking last-minute support from voters. in fact, we chatted with several undecided voters who were on the fence about clinton and wanted to go to the sanders rally to hear what he has to say.
>> women are telling me that they cannot make it onre9 cents on the dollar com red to what men are. the women in this country want the whole damn dollar. >> and when trump said what he said about punishing women, i was appalled. that is a core issue. and when my opponent in this primary said, it was a distraction. that he wanted to talk about the real issues. >> reporter: as you take a look at the people attending the sanders and clinton rallies, we have been talking with so many voters from long island. they are telling us that this is such an important election year that thet plan on voting, they want others to vote. they are hearing that voter turnout, at least in their towns, will be high. as for mrs. clinton, we'll see
she's expected to be in washington, d.c. and bernie sanders later onhun pennsylvania. back to you, michael. >> everybody looking for the next contest already. thank you, kat. on the republican side, donald trump hoping that mpaigning on his home turf will give his campaign a bit of a boost. lori bordonaro is in midtown where donald trump is expected to cast his ballot. lori? >> repor r: yeah, and donald trump hoping for a b bu win here in his home state. if he can pull it off, he'll be one step closer to clenching the republican nomination. last night donald trump made a final push at a rally in buffalo. more than 11,000 supporters packed the stage along with protestors. the native new yorker pledging to win today's primary and show ted cruz hates new york. at one poi talking about cruz's infamous dismissal of new york values. he brought up 9/11 instead tripping over his words and referring to the date as 7/11. meantime, ted cruodz hasn't been seen in new yanktsince last friday.
are fully aware that this is trump's home state. the campaign focusing its efforts in areas where cruz has a better chance of picking up delegates. last night he was in maryland where he tried to convince voters thad a vote for donald trump is a vote for hillary clinton. as for john kasich, he also spent monday stumping upstate. he o made stops in syracuse and schenectedy. they are focusing on the issues and not insults. >> the key is, i hate to say it over and over, it's economic growth. and opportunity for everybody to be able to achieve what they want to achieve. >> reporter: kasich will be in maryland getting ready for the primary on april 26. once again, today is all about new york and donald trump hoping for a big showing here. back to you.
now in addition to presidential primaries, there are also special elections going on to replace sheldon silver and dean skelos. there are four candidates to replace them and three candidates running for new york state. the democrat victory would give them outright majority. do stay with news 4 to s ay on top of any problems and bring you the results as they come in. so download the news 4 app and be sure to tune in tonight at 11:00 and we'll have the results. >> indeed we will. >> the world is watching. it will be interestang. it is watching the weather as well. nobody's going to have that excuse for not getting to the polls today. >> very pleasant out there. plenty of sunshine after clouds in the morning. no rain to worry about. pleasant temperatures. but the problem is, it's been dry so long and he breeze will kick up later this afternoon. when the humidity is so low, we
effect for the entire arha. the smallest little spark out there sent out to a field can really set a fire in a hurry. be extra cautious throughout the day today. look a these temperatures up to the north. rhinebeck, 59 degrees. newburgh, 63. we have a few 40s for the northern half of new mexico. right now it's an 63 in the city. not going to go all that wuch higher today. with may slip down a couple degrees early this morning. back to 68 at noon. and we are forecasting a high of 71, which isn't too shabby this time of the year. we'll see if the commute is treating you as nicely. everything is running on schedule. so good start to your day. the buses do have a few detours. and we have the new england freeway construction work down to cedar street. so southbound delays on thd new
you have to move the cars,i alternate side parking rules are effect. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. 5:07. we would love to show you new deo of breaking news of the explosion and tense armed standoff we have been talking about in afghanistan. this is gunfire that was heard in central kabul near the amer can embassy. af toghan forces believe militants are inside a government building. a little bit earlier there was a massive explosion. more than 20 people now rtported dead. about 200 wounded. the taliban claiming responsibility. it is sentencing day for peter liang, the former nypd officer convicted of a fatal shooting of a man in a brooklyn stairwell. prosecutors recommended probation and six months of use arre t. but liang's manslaughte:b convnotion could carry a sentence of 15 years behind bars.
conviction overturned claiming juror misconduct. the judge overturned that last week. security cameras are capturing this collision in east patchogue sunday morning. the man who was legally blind was hit from behind walking along the drive. you can see the suv there with clear damage to the hood and front grill. investigators believe this is a blue ford explorer, possibly made between 2002 and 2005. 5:09 now. happening now, the nypd is searching for two men who allegedly beat a man in central park. oe's a sketch of one of the suspects. he blocked the victim while another man came from behind and hit that victim in theonhead.tthe suspects allegedly pushed the him to the ground and robbed him. it's not clear what they took. the victim is treated for injuries and has been released. it> and some ceople in our area
struggling in earthquake-ravageded earthquake-ravaged earthquake-ravaged we saw one man raise his arms after being rescued from the unbelievable pictures from the unfortunately, many are still trapped inside the collapsed stbuildings and the quake hasl killed 413 people. at least 413. e ecuadoran consulate in nhattan have people asking for information on their loved ones and how to ask f g aid. i wish teere was something we could do from here in this country. we got a better chance to help. >> police actuallyab arrested that woman. they say that she was trying to force her way into the overcrowded cops nsulate. so far we know one american was killed in the quake.
from the massive flooding in texas. much of houston is under wateo more rain could fall later today. officials are rnine resi tdents to so y inside because of possible flash flooding, like what you're seeing there. the governor has declared a state of emergency for nine counties at this point, although that may be expanded as the rain continues to come down. >> you can see how serious the situation is. it's incredible. >> there have been several pictures of cars completely covered in water. yeah. people needing to be pulled out of them and taken to shore, if u will. it is 5:11a watch your bags. we'll tell you what police are warning about a group of pit pocketers. and a small house in place on top of the met. plus, we'll have weather and traffic on the 4s coming up as we look at the hamilton bridge there. you're watching "today in new
charged for the shooting of a man in a brooklyn stairwell. and these fruit snacks are being recalled, they are the nice brand, mixed fruit and peaches. and arget is increasing eiber minimum wage to $10 ana hour. that takes effect next month. another mild morning out there, pretty mild. folks heading out to vote today won't have a problem from the weather. we'll have patchy clouds early on with a weak front dropping down, no rain from the clouds. it turns sunny and breezy for the afternoon and very dry again. rm but not as warm as yesterday. yesterday made it to the lower s for the first time this season. should make it to the lower 70s this afternoon. the fireadanger is on the rise. the humidity levels are dt around here, there's a lot of dry tinder out there, so a little spark can set things off in a hurry with a breeze. so be extra cautious outside. tree pollen is back up to a high level. as we expected, more and more of the trees coming into bloom and
dry air will be flying around in the breeze this afternoon. so allergy sufferers unfortunately have more ahead of them. hillsboro, 46. 50 in point pleasant. the city still mild at 63. white plns, 60. newburgh, 61. ethe clouds are keeping the temperatures up in the hudson valley, that's why it is cooler there. meantime, the systems are not moving real fast from west to east. we have a blocking system in place. here's he back door front where the showers have gone out across portions of new england and dying out getting closer to us. we have cloud cover out there that will thing out and allow for the return of some sunshine. it gets breezy this afternoon. still above normal with a high temperature of 71 degrees. very pleasant. a little chilly touch returnse tonighg to 46 in the city. we'll be in the upper 30st o lowerd 0s north and west of town, which is near normal. tomorrow we'll take the chill in
a beautiful afternoon, nice day, high temperature into the upper 60s. still a little above normal. a little cooler than where we have been. throughout the rest of the week, thursday and friday, we'll start to see more warmth return. how about 75 on thursday? 76 on friday. but the exchange here, more clouds later thursday leading to some showers at night. a better chance for showers on friday. maybe an isolated thunderstorm friday. but the good ews it appears is out of here by sunday as it srns breezy. saturday's high back to the up r 60s. a little bit coolerng on sunday. mid-60s with the clouds starting to build back into the picture. we think early next week will be unsettled as we get much-needed rain and temperatures in the lower 60s. ae little after 5:17, let's find t the latest in traf inc. checking out theoclosu e at hthe l.i.e. westbound near 110 to round swamp road. we have an overturned truck with a debris spill. you will see that back up a little this morning.
connecticut turnpike in stanford, that's taking up lanes 9 to 7. and near meramec avenue down to cedar street, those will be southbound delays. we'll take look at the westbound ride coming towards us on the l.i.e. we'll see a little bit of a elight volume. the gowanus won't find any delays. everything is moving along so far so good. and a check of the geomerge washington bridge where the upper and lower are moving along just fi . altern e side meter rules are in effect today. we'll htve more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. emily, thank you very much. 5:18 now. the man wanted for a fatal stabbing at a manhattan homeless shelter and the slashing of a li iry cab driver is now in police custody. 53-year-old william smith was arrested yesterday when police and members of the u.s. marshals task force were waiting for himself outside a s dubiry station in astoria. smith is accused of killing a homeless man at a shelter in
attacking a cab driver during a robbery attempt in queen the next day. and in brooklyn now investigators are searching for the cause of a fatal house fire. 64-year-old patriciaa homas died in this fire. the fire bke out at 00glast night in the second floor and into the attic. officials say at least seven firefighters were hurt. there was a neighbor who was injured as well but is expected to be you can okay. police are warning those in paramus to beware of their belongings as they bust a crew of pickpockets. this photo shows one of them right in action. they target the handbags of women while they shop, mostly in superm kets. so officials say people should keep the bags secure and out of sight as well atpell times. in today's cnbc money report, the dash to the drugstore may never be the same again. drugstore chain cvs expanding
this allows customers to order items using a mobile app and have he items d ivercoed to their car when they drive up toy the store. so they never have to get out. cvs express is a parter in ship with tech start-up curb side. and katherine holm was hoomng to see her dreams come true. she wanted to see her son get married and it happened in the hospital's chapel. >> i am, like, overwhelmed. you know, that people would do things like this. >> thid is just the greatest thing anybody could do for us.
>> wonrful there, right? there were no wedding gifts at this ceremony but there was a request from the family to get people tested and then join the bone marrow registry. it could be a long-lasting gift. wonderful effort by the nurses. >> oh, my goodness. the best wedding gift ever. absolutely priceless. 5:20. straight ahead, a house from a classic film part of the new york skyline. and new details about t plans to eliminate the metro cain.
welcome back. taking a look at times square this morning, 61 degrees. weather and traffic in a moment. first, an incredible honor for broadway's biggeut ticket. "houamilton" tells the story of the founding father alexander harelton. in the pulitzer's 100-year history, this is only the nin musical to win the drama award. the show also a leading favorite in the summer's tony awards. so a good year for them. if you're a hitchcock fan and not easily creeped out, you may want to visit the met. that's where a familiar home is installed in the roof garden. it is, yes, a replica of the bates mansion from the legendary film "psycho."
from slats from an old upstate barn. and you can see it starting today right through halloween. maybe you want to bring mother.w awhere you go today, a beautiful day. gorgeous day to vote at the polls. beautiful weather, clouds giving way to sunshine. it's a dry, breezy day. a little cool tomorrow, but still nice with tempe itratures baof in the 60s. warmer by the end of the week but a little damp. we need rain around here with a high fire danger today. be awore of that as well. red flag warnings in effect. 71 degrees today. cooler than yesterday but still 10 degrees above normal as thewri clouds give way to sunshine. it gets breezy. tonight we arm back to jackets, 46 in the city. a few lower 40s in the suburbs.
follow before a damp day friday. we have road work on the sawmill closing the road between 120 and marble avenue. we have been seeing backups the last couple of days down toward the taconic. and here's a live look at the hamilton bridge in honor of the pulitzer win. it looks like everything is moving along fine. not going to find any delay there is. 5:26. this morning we have a little bit of new information about the mta mta's plan to phase out the metro card one of the board members said plans to roll out the new system in 2018 may however be a little too optimistic. as of now, the mta is aiming to test out technology next summer in grand central and penn stations. and on the long island railroad and metro north as well. all right. good-bye to the metro card eventually. coming up, the first arrest in connection with the federal
plus, the donald trump mistake getting a lot of attention this morning. and i'm katherine creag live in chappaqua, new york. it's the day aoter, and candidates have been waiting for, primary day. we'll tell you where the candidates were in their final hours before today. and if you're about to head out the door, keep watching "today in new york." download the news 4 new york app on your mobile device right now
right now it's all eyes on new york. today local voters will cast critical ballot miss the race for president. plus, the nypd officer will find out if he'll go to prison for shooting an unarmed man. and there's breaking news right now, an active fight is underway following a deadly attack near the u.s. embassy in kabul, afghanistan. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everybody. 5:30 a.m. on this tuesday, april 19th. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm kerry barrett in for darlene today. >> chris cimino is here. everybody is in the spring mood, finally. with the weather cooperating for the nice stretch the next couple of days, we are looking good. the clouds are out there, but pretty mild. 50 in franklin. the city still at 63. 60 in white plains.
that's where the cooler numbers are. we have a back-door front dropping through. so clouds around this morning in day planner, but look for partly cloudy skies this afternoon. it turns breezy. upper 60s at noontime with a forecasted high of 71 degrees. lauren is out, emily is in, what is the latest? i'm here to report bad news on the l.i.e. westbound near exit 49. that's route 110 with an overturned truck. debris spill. will take a while to clean up. and then we have delays from a disabled bus that is eastbound right near knapp street in the center lane. we'll have more weather and traffic coming up on the the 4s. to decision 2016, the path of the white house, at least today runs right through new york. weeks of campaigning all lead up to this. polls in most places across our area open up in just about 30 minutes. we have team coverage of the primary. we'll start with "today in new
hey, kat. >> reporter: here, michael, the secret service pushed us back to the street. we are about 200 yards from the school where hillary clinton votes. and we're here because it is such a huge event when she votes. michael, as you know, they are trying to space out members of the media. but we'll see mrs. clinton in a matter of hours. the final hours of her campaigning we saw her appealing to female voters. also minorities. she was in midtown manhattan for the rally you see there. the former secretary of state, mrs. clinton, also represented new york state as a senator for eight years. aside from the rally you see here, she also gave an interview on a radio show and visited a restaurant in queens. as for senator sanders, another big rally, this time in long island city, queens. both candidates seeking those last-minute support from voters. and if you think people are decided, they might not be. we talked to several people at that rally of senator sanders who said they are on the fence about clinton and wanted to go
what he has to say. we also want to hear from the candidates. let's listen. >> i want you to know that new york had my back and i always tried to have your back. and i will again if i'm so fortunate enough to be elected your president! >> from coast to coast, this is a movement getting the establishment very, very nervous. >> reporter: as you take a look at the crowds attending the sanders and clinton rallies, the candidates are preparing for the next contest. we understand senator sanders will be in pennsylvania. and mrs. clinton after voting here in chappaqua, the school down the street, she'll be in washington d.c. later on. >> so you are not in downtown chappaqua, you are out where the school is. chappaqua is a lovely downtown but you are in a different location.
all from the school. right, we are not far from the school at all. but the secret service wants us here. all the news vans are parked back there one after the other on the side street. secret service just no@wanting everyone to con vernal on l al verge on the school. >> thus the vest. thank you, kat. donald trump is reinvigorating his campaign hoping for a win in his home state. lori dord in their bordonaro is here with the republican side of things. >> reporter: and donald trump wants to clench the nomination for president. both he and john kasich were campaigning in upstate new york yesterday while ted cruz moved on past new york. he was campaigning in maryland during a rally last night in buffalo. donald trump said no new yorker should vote for ted cruz. the front-runner also said john kasich, quote, does not represent what we need. more than 11,000 trump supporters came out, several dozen protesters also turned up
trump pledging to win his home state, tripped over his words while talking about terrorism. >> i was down there and i watched our police and our firemen down on 7/11, down near the world trade center after it came down. 9/11. john kasich made stops in syracuse and schenectady tackling illegal immigration and the need to grow the economy. he told supporters he may not always say what people want to hear. >> you know what you're going to hear out of most people? we're all being ripped off. systems terrible. i'm not going to tell you. i'm not pandering to you most of the time, okay? >> reporter: and ted cruz spent the past few days far from new york. last night he was in maryland. he and kasich trying to block trump from winning the 1237 delegates needed to get the nomination setting up a
his campaign telling nbc news he's targeting states where he has a better chance at winning voters. >> do we nominate donald trump and hand the election to hillary clinton? or do we unite behind the cruz campaign and beat hillary clinton? >> reporter: and ted cruz will be in pennsylvania today. john kasich will be in maryland. both of those states have primaries on april 26. kerry and michael, today is all about new york. donald trump expected to be here later this morning. we're just beginning to see some voters begin to turn up. some people actually waiting in line here. the doors open at 6:00 this morning. back to you. >> lori, thank you. of course, as you head out, take down a number we're about to give you if you run into any problems at the polls. there's a special election day hotline to help, the number is there on the screen,
and you can e-mail as well. we'll bring you the results as they come in. download the news 4 app for the latest alerts and be sure to tune in tonight at 11:00 for results. time to check weather and traffic on the 4s. sure, there's a new york primary. and a rangers playoff game, i just want to say. let's keep everything real. >> for today a landslide victory is my projection for springtime temperatures and above normal temperatures. as far as the range of victory, all bets are off. we hope for a win. sunshine. it turns breezy this afternoon. temperatures once again, while above normal, a little cooler that yesterday's low 80. should be in the low 70s this afternoon. but there is a fire danger on the rise. the humidity has been so low the last couple of days, but the spark out in the brush can spread a fire quickly. sunshine. noon. 70 by 3:00. forecasting a high of 71.
we'll talk about that in a bit and we have changes in the commute? with your commuter rails, everything is on schedule. that is moving just fine. we have a few detours for the new york city buses, b36, b59 and b103. and you do have to move the cars today. alternate side meter rules are in effect. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. we have breaking news right now from afghanistan. the death toll is rising from a suicide bombing and the result of a gun battle. we are told this firefight of militants is still going on right now in central can ul be kabul. they are raising the number of wounded to more than 300. the taliban is claiming responsibility.
that's not far from the main airport there in can bu kabul. but the embassy building itself was not affected. the former nypd officer convicted of shooting a man fatally in a stairwell will be sentenced later today. peter liang could get up to 15 years in prison but officers are recommending probation. he claimed a juror lied during jury selection but a judge upheld that conviction last week. and the corruption probe of the nypd is showing a brooklyn man facing conspiracy charges. agents say he was caught on a wiretap bragging he got more than 150 gun licenses for people who otherwise would not qualify for them. three nypd officers in the licensed division have been transferred as a result of this
this is just the latest incident linked to a growing corruption investigation. the probe initially involved four senior nypd officers who faced disciplinary action for allegedly taking money and gifts from two brooklyn businessmen in exchange for preferential treatment. 5:39. in westchester county, a 21-year-old yonkers man admitted to causing a crash to kill an nypd detective last year. efren moreano pled guilty to reckless reckless endangerment. he was drunk and high when he struck the detective on the parkway. the detective was just ten months from retirement. and in connecticut, a cold case that has gone unsolved for decades is being reopened. police are taking another look at the murder of 74-year-old william booker who was shot in the chest and killed inside of his west main street apartment back in 1975. now investigators are reviewing evidence for possible resubmission to the state forensics lab.
booker's death should contact police. 5:40 now. connecticut stanley fantasy sports bill may not make it out of the legislature. it could jeopardize shared revenue with two native american tribes. connecticut does get more than $250 million a year from the operators of the mohecan sun and fox casinos. it could be a violation in the agreement with the tribes. there's a hitch to build a massive mall in the new jersey meadowlands. they are pushing back a self-imposed deadline to begin selling public bonds to help finance the project. that will happen now sometime this summer. the 91-acre complex with stores, entertainment venues and restaurants is expected to open in the fall, sometime in the fall of 2017. >> this has been the saga going
>> quite a while, yeah. ahead this morning, news of superstars that president obama sent to cuba. and a warning from police. a frightening encounter in a local park. and we have an update, a big problem spot on the roads on the l.i.e. we are seeing live pictures there from our cameras. we'll have weather and traffic on the the 4s coming up. emily will have the latest. you're watching "today in new
you live life your way. we can help you retire your way, too. financial guidance while you' re mastering life. from chase. so you can. he say's we should punish women who have abortions. there has to be some form of punishment. that mexicans who come to america are rapists. they're rapists. and that we should ban muslims from coming here at all. total and complete shut down. donald trump say's we can solve americas problems by turning against each other. it's wrong and it goes against everything new york and america stand for. with so much at stake, she's the one tough enough to stop trump. hillary clinton.
welcome back. 5:44 on a tuesday morning. another quiet, mild start out there. again, we'll look at the flags on the plaza barely moving. that will change as we go throughout the day today. the breeze will start to pick up with a front dropping down from the north. but it's still mild with temperatures in the lower 60s in the city. after the hudson valley, we are seeing pretty warm numbers. speaking of warm numbers yesterday, first time we hit 80 degrees this season. made it up to 82 in central park. that was the high temperature. that's the average for june 24th. so obviously way above normal. average high is 62 degrees for this time of the year. in terms of rainfall, since the start of march, we are 4.84 inches in a deficit. the combination of the dry conditions and the warm temperatures and breeze today is also giving rise to this, we do have a red flag warning in
basically with the gusty winds, that will increase this afternoon and could send a spark out to the brush that is dry and can spread to create a quick fire. be extra cautious throughout the day today. 64 in chelsea. 65 in city island. at this hour of the morning, the sun hasn't even gone to work yet. 60 in jackson heights. notice it cooler to the east. we have a front dropping down in that direction where we are seeing the 40s in islip and bridgeport, in particular. some 40s in the northern half of new jersey, too. a temperature of 61 in newburgh this hour, that's way above normal. still generally aing bloing blocking pattern going on. this system is breaking down in the atlantic. so eventually this front will get in here, but not until the end of the week. the front coming through is dropping down with a narrow band of showers and sprinkles. up to the northeast in particular, this morning, you may run into a spritz or sprinkle. that's it. the clouds drop on through and
afternoon. think we are back to sunshine this afternoon, mixing at times. we are back to clear skies and right on through wednesday night into thursday as well, thursday starts out sunny. clouds increase later. a couple showers arrive overnight into friday. that looks to be the wet period on friday. 71 this afternoon. 10 degrees cooler than it was yesterday but still 10 degrees above normal. upper 60s to lower 70s in central new jersey. a little cooler to the east. into tonight, a little chillier, 46 in the city. 41 in places like rhinebeck and the upper 30s for rock hill and newton. so again, a little chillier overnight tonight. but tomorrow with lots of sunshine, we are right back to the 60s. the mid to upper 60s. mid-70s with a sunny and cloudy finish thursday. then friday, maybe a thunderstorm. ending by saturday morning, we see the the sun return saturday afternoon and we are back to the 60s on sunday with a partly sunny sky. we are back to emily west with the latest on the commute. and back to talking about delays.
through queens on the l.i.e. and the woodhaven boulevard. the big problem of the morning is really going to affect your ride on long island, l.i.e. is closed westbound right near exit 49. that is to route 110. you will be diverted off. take the service road and get back on around it. the northern state looks like that is another option. because right now it doesn't seem to be too bad but we have an overturned truck debris spill. just going to take a while to clear out of the way. also on the belt, a report of a disabled bus eastbound near knapp street, exit 9, that's in the center lane this morning. and then a check on new jersey, the turnpike, the western spur right near route 3, we actually have a debris spill there. so expect delays. we'll take a live look at the lincoln tunnel this morning where minor delays, the george and the holland, everything is moving along fine. and a check of the tappan zee bridge also moving along okay. a little bit of light volume from rockland to westchester county. overall, pretty i nice. the commuter checklist this morning, everything is on schedule and alternate side meter rules are in effect.
traffic coming up on the 4s. emily, thank you very much. this morning charges are pending for a westchester man in connection to the scare on the suny purchase campus. school officials arrested 24-year-old jean pierre filcher. students were asked to stay indoors after reports of a gunman on campus. noed sos were fired, no shots were fired but police swarmed the area. and in new jersey a former kean university student admitted to making threats against fellow african-american students last fall. prosecutors say kayla mccelby tweeted those and is now in jail. and australian investigators say two parts that were found of
indian ocean off mozambique. officials are looking for those responsible for an explosion that went off on a bus during rush hour. 21 people were injured, two seriously, and so far no group is claiming responsibility. this attack took place four days before the jewish observance of passover. and police are looking for a possible luring suspect in the town of bloomfield. a couple kids near brookdale park saw a man with handcuffs try to convince a 12-year-old girl to go with him. the kids claim that he was impersonating a police officer. now the essex county sheriff's department set portable remote cameras at the park entrance. new york city investing a huge amount of money in an effort to keep the zika virus from spreading in our area. you will see ads showing you how uh to protect yourself. so far the mosquito carrying zika is not in our area.
were actually contracted elsewhere. and it is 5:50. several music stars including usher and dave matthews are in cuba as part of a u.s. delegation to spend the next couple of days meeting with cuba musicians, dancers and artists as well as government officials. the visit is aimed at finding opportunities for artistic and cultural exchanges between cuba and the united states. 5:51 now. a beloved television mom has died. it's doris roberts. she was born in st. louis but grew up here in new york. she began her acting career on broadway in the 1950s. she won four emmy awards for her role in "everybody loves raymond." she passed away in her sleep on sunday. doris roberts was 90 years old. an iconic figure on television. >> absolutely. it is 5:51. still to come, a welcomed announcement. which subway lines are getting a boost. fmplgts
not quite as warm as yesterday. yesterday was june warmth. today is more like may warmth in the lower 70s this afternoon. there is a high fire risk because things have been so dry for so long. so just be extra careful out there with the breeze. 46 is the low tonight. turning chilly with a clear sky. we'll see the low 40s to the north and west. we do have a little bit of rain here and there in the forecast. we'll talk about that coming up in the 6:00 hour. >> and emmy, what is happening? we have some bus detours on the b49 and b103. east rutherford is moving along nice. but here on the western debris, we have a spill reported. i'll update you there and on the crash on long island. and thousands of subway drivers may soon have a less crowded ride. 4 investigates reported there is a record weekend crowd on the 2 and 7 train lines. now the mta is going to add dozens of extra trains. the agency will increase those
but in all, 51 round trips will be added to the weekend. and we are hearing from some of the people who will be displaced for mta construction. the project they are working on now in brooklyn. nearly two dozen families and a couple businesses in bushwick have to relocate for six months or more. it is all because the mta is rebuilding an aging viaduct connecting the j and z lines. jared who manages a cycling shop is worried about the impact of the move. >> it is one of those things, you can't fight city hall. they got to build the railroad, they got to do it. >> this must be done and there is no course to put on top of public safety. we don't want one of the bridges to have structural issues while families are inside. >> the mta plans to start construction next summer and it could take up to ten months to finish. 5:56 right now. coming up next at 6:00, the polls are just minutes away from
nbc news political director chuck todd is going to join us live to breakdown what is at stake in today's new york primary. and also at 6:00, no more swiping. we have some new details about the mta's plan to phase out metro cards. but if you're about to head out the door, take us with you. keep watching and download the news 4 new york app on your mobile device. we'll be back. you're watching "today in new york." if your family outing is magical for all the wrong reasons. you may be muddling through allergies. try zyrtec for powerful allergy relief. and zyrtec is different than claritin . because it starts working faster
. on tuesday, we've got a big decision to make. and the new york daily news and the new york times already made theirs: both endorse hillary clinton for president. clinton is "supremely knowledgeable" and "results-driven." she "promises to be a true democratic champion"... "advancing an ambitious democratic agenda in the white house." and the times lauds her "vision, in which middle-class americans have a real shot at prosperity." new york'
i'm hillary clinton, and i approve this message. here. the polls are now open. who will win the battle for new york? plus, a former nypd officer learning his sentence today for the shooting death of an unarmed man in a brooklyn stairwell. plus,
a state of emergency right now in texas as historic flooding leaves most of houston under water. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everybody. 6:00 a.m. on this tuesday, april 19th. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm kerry barrett in for darlene rodriguez today.
forecast. nice weather,
chris? yes, we are starting out cooler out east. the 40s nor suffolk county. the city is up to 65 degrees already. some 40s and low 50s across northwestern new jersey. but with the dry conditions the last few days, we have a red flag warning in effect for the entire viewing area. the little spark s out there in the dry brush that gets spread in a hurry. it gets windier this afternoon, too. that's the other danger. for today, we are starting out with clouds but mild in the d-60s. upper 60s to near 70 today. a forecasted highaof 71. and the l.i.e. is closed westbound by 110, exitn49. so it looks like they uprighted the truck. it did flip over or turn on its side, but still a lot of garbage here. so front loader on the scene, a lot of garbage trucks. a flatbed to take the truck away, that will be a problee. take the service road, northern
the belt eastbound near knapp street we have a disabled bus there. we'll have more weather and traffic coming up. the polls are now open in most of the area for today's primary. and it could be a make or break day for some of the candidates. >> and hillary clinton and bernie sandengrs are battling ve out, over 291 delegates. but only 247 of those are based on primary results. on the republican side, there are 95 delegates that are up for grabs. donald trump currently holds a 197-delegate lead over ted cruz. we have live team coverage beginning with "today in new york's" katherine creag in chappaqua where hillary clinton will be casting herbal lot. kat? >> reporter: thank you, kerry and michael. you can see with the daylight now, a little bit of this road where we are. secret service pushed us back here to the side of the road away from the school where hillary clinton will be voting. but we're here up the street for the time being.
just a matter of hours, really her final hours of campaigning had her appealing to female votersab minority voters. mrs. clinton represented new york state for eight years as a senator ys she votes here in chappaqua. as for senator sanders, another big rally, this time in long island city, queens. both candidates sought last-minute support from voters. and some of the s people we met there in queens undecided. fence about mrs. clint atd wanted to go to the sanders rally to hear what he has to say. we'll hear from the candidates. >> women are telling me that they cannot make it on 79 cents on the dollar compared to what men are.
the wholeudamn dowear. >> and when trump said what he said about punishing women, i was a ppalled. that is a core issue and when my opponent said it was a distraction, that he wanted to talk about the real issues. >> reporter: as you take a look at the people attending the sanders and clinton rallies, this is the day voters have been waiting for. as for schedules of the candidates, senator sanders will be in pennsylvania. mrs. clinton will be in washington, d.c. after voting here in chappaqua. both getting ready for the marylanddand pennsylvania primaries. back to you, michael.ge>> thank you very much. meanwhile, a big win in his home state could help donald trump quiet those who are questioning his front-runner status. >> and lori bordonaro is in midtown with a lock at the republican race. lori? >> reporter: you can see the gns are up here, the polls are
to see voters trickle in here atjcentral synagogue. no sighting yet here of donald trump but he's certainly hoping to win big numbers here in his home state. last night donald trump made a final push at a rally in buffalo. more than 11,000 supporters turned out along with dozens of protesters. the native new yor r pledging to win today's primary and show that ted cruz hates new york. at one point while talking about cruz's infamous dismissal of new york values, trump brought up 9/11. instead, tripping over his words and referring to the date as 7/11. joashn kasich, he also spent monday night stumping upstate making stops in syracuse and schenectady schenectady. the ohio governor running a distant second to trump hoping to pull off an upset spoke about reillegal immigration and ncemphasized the need to grow the economy. as for ted cruz, he hasn't been seen in new york since the last fridge. a spokesperson saying they are fully aware this is trump's home state. the campaign focusing efforts in
chance of icking up delegates. last night in maryland he tried to convince voters that a vote for donald trump i a vote for hillary clinton. >> 65 twa 70% of republicans recognize that nominating donald trump hands the election to hillary clinton. that hillary wins by double digits. >> reporter: if trump wins more than 50% of the vote, it will put him in a strong position to win the 95 delegates here in new york. again, we are expecting him to come out to cast his ballot on the east side later this morning. back to yo . >> lori, thank you very much. in addition to the presidential primaries, there are essential elections taking place as well. >> we have not heard a lot about them yet. voters are choosing replacements for sheldon silver and dean scalos. there are four people running to
district representing lower manhattan manhattan.e >> and three candidates to replace dean scalos. that could the up the balance in the senate. if you run into problems at the polls, there's a special election hotline to help you out. dial 1-800-771-7755 or e-mail email@example.com. any time before the polls close at 9:00 p.m. >> we'll give you the results as they come in. download the news 4 app for the latest alerts and watch news 4 at 11:00 this evening. a gun ttle followed a deadly bombing in afghanistan. the battle is now over. this is new video you can clearly hear with the gunfire in. but row officials say all is quiet.
attackers is dead. this is anfghan securit agency. ndea lier 28 people were killed. bombing n r t, american embassy. that building was not damaged. responsibility. today is sentencing day for peter liang, the former nypd police officer accused of fatally shooting a man in a brooklyn stairwell. prosecutors recommended probation and six months of house arrest. liang's manslaughter conviction could carry a sentence of 15 years behind bars.rnow he. attorneys tried to get the conviction overturned and claim the juror misconduct. the jlege upheld the conviction laro week. new this morning the man up wanted for a fatal stabbing at a manhattan homeless slashing and the robbery of a cab driver is in custody. william smith was brought to the police precinct last night after be g on the run for several days. he
robbery in queens. 4 investigates found smith has 12 arrests since 1982 including grand larceny and robbery. and in brooklyn now, investigators are trying to figure out what caused this deadly house fire. 64-year-old patricia thomas died in this fire in prospect gardens that broke out at 6:00 last night. officials say it started on the second floor and the attic. eight people were hurt including seven firefighters. happening now, five people have diedzin houston, texas, and it's becau of the unpreced d flooding there. almost 17 inches of rain fell yesterday in just a matter of hours. the deluge left much of the nation's fourthnkargest city under a foot of water. and more rain could fall today. officials are warning residents to stay inside because of possible flash flooding. the governor declared a state of emergency for nine county. right now many people in our area are anxiously awaiting word wfrom relatives in the wake of the devastating earthquake in ecuador. that's where we are seeing
this man. he's on the bottom right-hand oftsth, screen. he raised his hand from his stretcher after being pulled from the debris. but the death toll is now officially at 413. there are many more victims that are feared buried still underneath all of that. so far one american is confirmed dead. 6:09 now.utthere's been an arrest in the expanding corruption probe of the nypd. shea allex lichent nrks n lichtenstein is facing bribery and conspiracy charges. three nypd officers in the license division have been transferred. this is just the ausest incident linked to aegrowing nypd corruption investigetation. the probe initially involved four seniorotypd officers. they face disciplinary action r allegedly taking money and gifts from two brooklyn businedsmen in exchange for preferential treatment.
details about the mta's plans to phase out the metro card. the goal is to o day have commuters use their phones or their bank cards to ride the buses and the subways. i e engineer, however, told mta board members that plans to roll out that new system by 2018 may be a little bit too optimistic. the mta aims to test out the technology next summer at grand central and penn swetions and long island railroad and metro trains. next political director chuck today chuck today wl joiu us and breakdown today's primary. and how cvs plans to make it easier to get precipitations and other needed items. and weather and traffic on the 4s. a beautiful view there of the skyline in new york as the polls now open in some places. y rou're watching "today in new
it is time for decssion 2016. today's new york primary could be a turning point as the state holds the first contested presidential primary in decades. >> i decades. and joining us to break it down, politi l director and "meet the press" moderator, chuck todd. >> a relevant new york primary. >> there you go. let's start with the republicans. if trump gets the big win as expected, how much does this change the narrative come up lately that he's gettingp schooled by ted cruz in the delegaye hunt? >> i think what the number is tonight, look, we know who is going to win on both sides. the question is, how many delegates is trump going to get? is he going to do a near clean sweep congressional district b congressional district? if he's in the 85 out of the 95, it can change the percentage. because then a week later there's a whole bunch of states in the northeast, pennsylvania, rhode island, connecticut, maryland, he's probably going to sweep all of those.
60% of remaining delegates to 50%. it's a much easier path for him. >> we are talking about the campaign, it's timely given the reports that came out late last night, trump's national field director resigned. and when you talk about the primaries coming up as well, does that show a l tle bit of distress within the campaign? >> yes. but there is always distress in this campaign. so i sor of hesitate to sit here and say, oh, my gosh, a shake-up. he's been running this on chewing gum and shoe strings. he n.eded to do this. he needed to just sort of expand. and therere going to be growing pains. you'll have the folks there from the begin ng going, hey, wait a minute, i've been here the whole time and look how well we've be doing. i'm not surprised you'll have some of these things. if it's still this way in a week, then you've got a probrem. >> okay. turning co back to democrats, hillary clinton wants togwin but she also wants to win the huge crowd that bernie sanders has been getting in long island city and in brooklyn. >> sure. well, but this has been the
he gets these great crowds. she wins these primaries. and this one today, assuming it's a double-digit win, i think then all of a sudden the narrative changes a lot. and then bernie sanders doesn't really have a case to make that, hey, i can win this at the convention. not if he gets crushed here. if it's a single-digit race or is very close, that's a whole different story. but on paper, because it's only open to democrats, no independents can vote in this thing, i think she'll win and win big. >> there is a home field advantage for her and for trump at this point, too? >> i think definitely with trump. you have to say that. both of them -- yeah, i think it will be eally interesting who gets the higher number between the two of them. they are both looking around 55%. i think hillary could get a higher number than srump but not by much. it won't matter, both can win comfortably. >> chuck, we'll let you go. >> just because somebody wins doesn't mean the delegate fight is over. ity 's a reason td keep watching
>> of course. we wouldn't m s it. thank you, chuck. count on news 4 to stay on top of any problems for you with the results as they come in. download the news 4 new york app for the latest alerts and be sure to watch news 4 at 11:00 for complete primary results. all right. we're a little after 6:16. we'll check out weather and traffic. we're talking a cloudy start across a good portion of the area. this is a live shot from cornwall, new jersey. we have breaks allowing for a little sunshine. temperatures are in the upper 40s. and as we go outzeast across suffolk county, east morich s, a lot of folks are waking up to this. temperatures in the 40s as well. but the clouds are going to break up. they won't stick around with a weak front dropping down. it's bringing in dry air, though, and the gusty winds as well. we've had low humidity the last several days. the strong, gusty winds and with the sunshine outhere today, any brush fire that starts ct an spread quickly. and because of that, we do have a red flag warning i dffect for the entire area. just be extra careful.
cool as 46. of in sleepy hollow. the city is at 65. down the shore, long branch, 54. generally the 50s and 0s across eastern long island. 40s across northwestern new jersey. the next main weather maker still sitting west of chicago along the mississippi. this is limping slowly in our direction. it gets here on friday. we a dealing with a back-door front. there could be a coupleo sprinkles toward the northeast of the city early on. that would be hit. the clouds go to dissipate to allow for more sunshine and temperatures t'ss afternoon back above 70. chillier tonight on a more northerly b eze with a clear sky. low of 46 in the city. suburbs. but tomcerow another beautiful spring day, lots of golden sunshine. a wonderful afternoon with a high temperature back to the upper 60s. it gets warmer back to the 70s thursday and friday. i think thursday mainly drs, maybe isolated showers. friday, showery with a thunderstorm or two. then by saturday tha system is our of here ano we are back to the 60s for the weekend. we're seeing temperatures pretty
here's your seven-day, nice today, 71. beautiful tomorrow, 68. 70s thursday and friday, a sh'sower chance on friday. done by saturd p. maybe more rain by the beginning of next acweek. we'll go to emily west with the latest on the commute heading out the door. delays for queens on the l.i.e. a busy cross island into woodhaven boulevard. the l.i.e. nothing like it is on long island. very heavy. we have kai simonsen near the closure on exit 49 route 110 westbound shut down due to a truck that went on its side earlier this morning. look at the garbage. a lot of garbage and a front-loader, a lot of garbage trucks cleaning that up. but the backup stretches back o deer park avenue. really that is where you are seeing the delays. you can see everybody before 110 just past the road. but traffic is not moving. things are at a crawl. you'll be diverted there. heavy delays on the l.i.e.
right near route 10. we do have a few other things o talk about, too. we'll look at the maps in new jersey on i-80. there is a crash causing some delays. but we'll get to the holland tunnel in a second. westbound by exit 57 we have a crash here. then one on 78 eastbound by the newark bay extension due to a shoulder up. looks like the hudson river crossings are minor delays. we saw the holland but both approaches are moving okay. even the lincoln and the george should be all right, too. alternate side meter rules are in effect. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. very good, emily. we'll see you in a t. plans to build a massive mall at the meadowlands has hit a slight snag. the developers at the american dream project say that they are pushing back a self-imposed deadline to begin selling public bonds to help finance the project. that will now happen sometime later this summer. the 91-acre complex, shops and
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welcome back.t 6:24. six more full days left bef itore e tribeca festival. and they are looking to start a w soccer team here in new york city. >> starting
with now known as the new york city football club. they will play at yankee stadium. it30 a film about the ups and 8sdowns of putting the team together at the same time aling with the struggles that uexist in most team sports. m ooothng forward to it. >> you find moments where everybody's working together, you find the d appointments when we don't win. but i think it really captures something really amazing and special of how the city gets behind the team. >> you can watch it this saturday and sunday at the regal cinemas in battery park.
of the tribeca film test festival. head over to our website for more, nbcnewyork.com. the only day that could see showers would be friday, but not today, for sure. it's another dry, breezy day. we start out with clouds, a little cooler but still nice tomorrow. then warmer for the end of the week but it turns damp by friday. no rain to worry about today. we'll get rid of the clouds to a partly sunny afternoon, breertzy, a high temperature of 71.rth the gusty breezes this ternoon, we do h e a high fire risk out there. red flag warnings are flying. 46 is the low tonight with a pclear sky. some 30s and low 40s in the suburbs. we'll time out the showers coming up in the next half hour. emily, thou how are things shaping up? >> it's a mess. you have garbage everywhere on the long island expressway. just cleaning that up with a front-loader and putting that on
look at the backup from kai simonsen in chopper 4. e backup goes to exit 49 past deer park avenue. everyone is getting off on that service road but no one is moving. so northern state, that's the way to go. local roads do that instead because it's not looking to be cleaned up any time soon. >> oh, my gosh. >> that's bad. thank you. 6:27. up next, if you haven't noticed, it's primary day in new york. >> reporter: it certainly is. i'am katherine creag live in chappaqua in westchester couoty where hillary clinton will be voting this morning. we'll show you what the presidential candidates, all of them were doing as they got last-minute support from voters. all that and more when "today in new york" returns at 6:30. when a car gives you sound
american workers know how to fight back and rebuild an economy. so does she. we need jobs that provide dignity and a bright future. new penalties to stop companies from moving profits and jobs overseas. for businesses that create manufacturing jobs, a new tax credit. and let's invest in clean energy jobs, with 500 million solar panels installed by the end of her first term. a real plan to create new jobs and industries of the future. hillary clinton. i'm hillary clinton and i
the l.i.e. that has traffic backed up for miles. "today in new york" starts now. going to get to that in a second, but first we want to say good yorning, 6:30 a.m. on this tuesday, april 1cth. i'm michael gargiulo. >> it is 66 degrees
out there. i'm kerry barrett in for darlene today. >> chris cimino is here with the forecast. it is in the mid-60s around the city. 60 in jackson heights.ev hav a front dropping down from the north. the 40s for eastern long island and portions of new jersey. he 's the front,ua little led of sprinkles may hol together aiin the northorn suburbs. ed don't surprised to see a splat on the winds gehield on the drive in but that will be it. the clouds will move out. we look for clouds in morning, the mid-60s. upper 60s by noon but it gets breezy. fairly sunny toward the end of the day with a forecasted high of 71 degrees. we'll have more weather on the 4s. back to you guys.
we do want to get to the major commute on the long island expressway. >> kai simonson it over this mess. >> reporter: we hape live pictures from chopper 4. emily has been telling us about this on the westbound side of the long island exprossway between exits 48 and 49 here in the melville area. cleanup continues after a garbage auler overturned at 3:00 this mo ninyoso ongoing issues out here. we do have all the westbounde nes shut down and traffic is an absolute mess backed up to at least bagatell road. nothing but a long row of headlights even after they open up the west side of the long island expressway, it will be a slow recovery. i'm kai simonhanelor "today in new york."
decades, all eyes are on the presidential race. >> we have live coverage with tkatherine creag in chappaqua where hillary clinton will be casting herbal lot. >> reporter: we are getting an ea of where hillary clinton will be voting at a school just down the glreet. the secret service has a members of the media here along thtre spde of the road for the time being. we'll s:ow you what mrs. clinton was doing in the fin whal hours of campaigning. the former secretary od f state who served new york state as senator for eight years, this is what she was doing at a midtown manhattan rally appealing really to female and minority voters. aside from that rally you see there, she gave an interview on a radio show and visited a restaurant in queens. as for senator sanders, another big rally. this one took place in long island city, queens. both candidates seeking last-minute support from voteas. if you think voters are decided,
we talked to s e on the fence about mrs. clinton and wanted to go to the sanders rally to hear what he had to say. and we also want to hear from the candidates. let's listen. >> i want ypou tonow that new york has my back and i always tried to have your back. and i will again if i'm so fortunate enough to be elected your president. >> from coast tr coast, this i a movement getting the establishment very, very nervous. >> reporter:.asu've take another look at the crowded rallies, the candidates are getting ready for the next contest. will be in pennsylvania. mrs. clinton in washington, d.c. we do e pect her a little bit before 8:00 a.m. bae ck to you. >> kat, thank you very much.
win could help donald toump cement his front-runner statgs. >> "today in new york's" lori bordonaro is in manhattan with the republican side of the race. >> reporter: i just met friends of donald trump who are insidg casting their ballot rig nowa along with dozens of people at this polling site on the east side. today is a crucial day for donald trump as he hopes to clench the republican nomination. last night the front-runner thmaking final push at a rally in buffalo with thousands of supporters and doz s of protesters. trump s thing no new yorker should vote for ted cruz and john kasich, quote, does not represent what we need. but donald trump actually slugged when the talk turneded to terrorism. >> i was down there and i watched our pitice and our firemen down on 7-eleven, down atrthe world trade center right after it came down. >> reporter: john kasich is
trump making stops in syracuse and schenectady. he's hoping to pull off an upset focusing on issues like iipegal immigration and emphasizing the need for economic grow-t. >> the key is, i hate to say it over and over, i s economic growth. and opportunity for everybody to able to achieve witt they want to achieve. >> reporter: as for ted cruz, he has moved past new york. he spent friday upstate campaigningut ill spend tonenight in philly. yesterday he was in maryland and did n mention new york. his campaign aides telling nbc news that cruz is targeting states he believes he has a better chance of pulling more voters. and yesterday cruz said a vote for donald trump is a vote for hillary clinton. >> do we nominate donald trump and hand the election to hillary clinton? do we unite behind the crun campaign and beat hillary clinton? >> reporter: and polls show
rivals here ir new york.oted crpz will be in pennsylvania tonigh john k downh will berin maryland. they are getting ready for the april 26 primaries. but again, kerry and michael today all about who wins new york. back to you. >> indeed it is. lori, thank you. all right. in addition to the presidential primaries, there are some special elections taking place well. >> voters will vote to replace two leaders, each awaiting sentencing on corruption con convictions. there are four people running to replace silver representing lower manhattan. >> there are three candidates in e election to replace s calos.eethp could give the democrats an outright majority. >> if you run into problems at thode polls, there's a special
1-800-771-7755 or e-mail civil. firstname.lastname@example.org. any time before the polls close tonight at 9:00 p.m. >> that is a lone-mail address. you can count on news 4 to bring you the latest results. download our nbc news 4 app and watch tonight at 11:00 for complete primary results. we are enjoying a really good run, chris. >> indeed. today we start out with patchy clouds. maybe a sprinkle well to the north of the city with a weak front dropping down. the sun will make its return later ia. it will turn breezyy,nd be another dro, mild afternoon. not as warm as yesterday's low 80s, but 70s, 71 will feel pretty good. but there's a high fire danger on the rise today because of increasing gusty winds and the prolonged period of dry conditioes we tve hsd out there. right now still a few clouds in the mix. 65, we are the warm spot in the city with a lot of 40s and 50s in the suburbs.
3:00, 70 degrees. again, the gusty breeze but a mild breeze at that. the rest of the forecast is coming up. the lirr is on schedule and that looks like that is what you want to take because we have big problems on long island. we'll get a live look from chopper 4, the l.i.e. is closed westbound at exit 49om at is route 110. you can see all lanes blocked with an earlier overturned truck. still at lot of debris and garbage on the road. that stretches back to deer park avenue. and traffic is beingoriverted haoff to that servine road where it to'st a ste dstill. not even moving. again, the delays temperature for miles. go with the northern state, go with local roadways. jericho turnpike is another one, but it will be a mess on the long island thiuss morning and ee a while to clear out. that's westbound by exit 49 in
al: so, ator the gnat side park rules are in effe. alternate side parking rules are in effect. peter liang could get 15 years in prison for the shooting ath of a man. his lawyers tried to have the case thrown out claiming a juror lied during jury selection. the judge upit his convictionh. last week. 6:40, new this morning, we're getting a first look at a deadly hit-and-run on long loisland. thrgis security video shows the tal collision in east patchogue saturday morning. a man who was legally blind was hit from behind walking with a cane along phyllis drive. cameras captured the driver speeding off in an suv with damage to the hood and front grill. investigators believe it's a blue ford explorer possibly made between 2002 and 2005. happening now, possible suspects in new jsey have kpolice on the alert. officers are patrolling
man with handcuffs try to convince a 12-year-old girl to go with him. these kids claim that he was impersonating a police officer. now the essex county sheriff's department has set portable remote cameras at the entrance. in westchester county a mtn has been arrested in connection with the scare on the suny purchase campus. officials say charges are pending for 24-year-old jean pierre filcher. sunday night suny purchase officials had students stay indoors after hoaringaneporu od a gunman on campush noashots were fired but police from several agencies swarmed the area during the search. 6:41. up next, an emotional wedding inside of a local hospital. we'll tell you why this ceremony is be so special. > plus, we'll have weather and traffic on the 4s coming up as we look at the lincoln tunnel there. we're watching that situation in long island as well.
6:44 now. we want to get an update on the major commute on the long island expressway. >> kai simonsen is in chopper 4 wi s more. >> reporter: good morning to both of you. ongoins headaches out here on long island. these are live pictures over the westbound side of the long island expressway between exits 48 and 49 in the melville area. we have an overturned garbage hauler. you can see garbage all over the roadway and the cleanup continues. in the meantime,ng.l westbound lanes remain closed. this happened way back at 3:00 a.m. this morning. you can see here all the delays heading back toward the east. the westbound traffic right now at a complete standstill. you're backed up to bagatell road. stay with jericho pike for the time being. we'll continu: to keep you up-to-date. i'm kai simonsen, emily, what does the rest of the traffic look like? the tractor-trailer is overturned on the belt parkway
that's in the right lane. then also at the george washington bridge, the lower level under the apartments, the center lane belongs here with a crash bveking things up 20 minutes to the upper level. it's building closee tp a half hour. we'll finu those big delars. 80 westbound, exit 57, two lanes blocked with an accident. so that is going to cause some eblemsg . don' forget to move the car today. alternatoisideateter rules are in effect. now we'll get the latest weather from chris. we're starting out with cloud cover out there in parts of the area. one of the are of suffolk county, this is a shot from reeves beach. a nice looking morning, some sliverime of sun pee bung through. depends on where you are, temperatur are in the lower 40s. it's cooler out east with the back-door front dropping in. if you are sneezing and have watemu eyes, there's a reason. the tree pollen is high. more and more trees gronn tue to bl'soom in this dry air. and with the bind wind blowing today, it will be out there.
in the suburbs, the low 40s. by dismisal time, near 70 degrees. with the dryer air moving in, and it has been dry for a prolonged period og time, we are almost 5 inches aelow normal in terms of rainfall since the beginning of march. low humidity again today. so with the wind gusting around, any little spark, any little fire could be a huge brush fire in a hurry. things aree very dry. be careful with things flammable. in the meantime, an area of showers across the midwest hasn't been making progress in our direction very quickly. eventually the air protecting us, the high pre gessure r sidgeutill breaanown on friday. before that, they are dealing with a weak front dropping down fr. om the north. a couple sprinkles in ca the northern s- urbs t sa can't be ruled to it this morning. the clouds will give way topmore sunshine this afternoon. still above normal, just not as warm and toa ty as yesth dar 71 today. yesterday we made it to the low 80s. it's back to theti0s tonight so the chill returns in the city.
tomorrow we take a full day of sunshine. keep in mind, this is getting to late acr l sen thagtis pretty strong. so temperatures bounce back to the upper 60s. we are in the 70s thursday and friday with a southerly wind. with it come more clouds for thursday and showers as we work our way into friday. after that, the weekend dries out. we are back to the 60s on saturday. the mid-60s sunday. lower 60s and more wet weather rly next week. kerry? michael? thank you. 6:48, a long island woman is thankful for nurses toelp make her dreams of seeing her son get married come true. katherine holm was preparing to fly to puerto rico for her son's wedding but her doctors said she couldn't travel. she suffers from a rare form of leukemia and flying would be too mucheof a risk to her immune system. so they decided to organize a wedding in a different location, in the hospital chapel. >> i am overwhelmed. in fact, you know, that there are people that w ld do things like this.
anybody could do for us. my mom means a lot. >>u what a gift. there are no wedding gifts at the ceremony, just a request from the family for people to get tested and to join the bone marrow registry. >> fantastic. >> absolutely, yes. >> great job by everybody. all right. we'll go to break now, but here are more live pictures of the debris spill on the l.i.e. exit 48. the westbound lanes that are backed up for miles as yougre about to see there. >> we'll continue to monitor this situation and bring you a updates as they come in. 66 degrees right now you're watching "today in new
continues to deal with historic flooding. unfortunately, more rain is in the forecast. also ahead, you may have heard it is primary day here in new york. this i l a critical test for the front-runners. this morning with chuck todd we'll look at how the election can change if trump and clinton win and win big right here on their home turf. and the eye opening rossen reports for anyone who wears a popular fitness tracker. police are now using them as evidence in some cases. and that is raising some privacy concerns. e those stories and much more ahead when we start in a couple of minutes from across the street here in the "today" show studio. back to you. >> is that why you took yours off? >> thank you so much, guys, appreciate it. >> we'll be right back with an update on the debris spill on the long island expressway. that road still shut down at exit 49. >> live pictures there from chopper 4.
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hillary clinton. i'u m hillary clinton and i approve this message. back on thisttuesday in new yorksh primary,t could be a make-or-break day for theg esidential candidates. >> kathleen creag has the latest from chappaqua. >> reporter: we expect to see hillary clinton in an hour or so here voting at a school nearby. we saw her really trying to appeal to female and minority ters in the final hours of campaigning before the new york primaries. she was at a rally in midtown manhattan manhattan. another big rally in long
it is starting to sprinkle here. hoaefully that doesn't deter the voters in chappaqua. baorck to you. >> thank you, kat. moving to lori bordonaro with the republican side of the race. lori? >> reporter: kerry, donald trump is expected to come out to cast
his vote on the east side in just a little while. today could be a big day for him as he's looking for a big win here in his home state. the polls here opened at 6:00 and we are seeing a lot of voter turnout. coma are casting their votes before work trying to beat the crowds. the front-runner is expected hevi ao 9:30 this morning. as for the other candidates, ted cruz is in pennsylvam a tod and kasich will be in maryland. back to you. >> thank you very much. in addition to the presidential primaries, also special elections are taking place. t >> vthoters are choosing replacements for assembly speaker sheldon silver and leader dean scalos, each awaiting sentencing for a corruption scandal. four people are ready to replace silver in the 65th assembly district representing lower
>> and three people in the race to replace senator scalos. count on news 4 new york to stay on top of the problems and we'll bring you the results as soon as they come in. download the news 4 new york app fo r the latest alerts and be sure to watch "news 4 " at 11:00 with the latest. kai simonsen is above an accident scene now. >> reporter: we have been talking about this all morning, between exits 48 and 49 in the melville area. overturned garbage hauler with garbage all over the roadway. the cleanup continues as this happened at 3:00 this morning. all westbound lanes remain closed with delays all the way back to deer park avenue. stay with the northern state parkway or jericho turnpike. of course, we'll continue to keep you up-to-date. emily, look at the delays, how is the rest of the traffic looking? we have delays at the george washington bridge.
under the apartments there's an accident in the center lane. george, the upper level is 40 minutes and growing with delays. the lincoln is a half hour, too. the holland about 20 minutes. also delays on the bayonne bridge. they have a disabled vehicle there. and delays on the 1 train, you will find that downtown. >> you have to get some good news there. >> i know. i'll let chris take it. well, apparently chappaqua is seeing sprinkles. look how impressive that is, huh? nothing of consequence. it will be dying down shortly. you may see a sprinkle early on, but just a weak front coming through and the clouds give way to sunshine. it will turn breezy this afternoon. it's still mild, not as warm as yesterday, 71 the expected high. chillier 40s in the city tonight. 30s in the suburbs. upper 60s, nice looking day. plenty of sunshine tomorrow. sun followed by clouds thursday but we are right back into the mid-70s.
friday into friday night. showers, maybe an isolated thunderstorm at 76. then it clears up for the weekend, the upper 60s saturday. mid-60s sunday. more wet weather early next week. be careful with anything flammable. high fire danger today. >> we do need that rain on friday. >> yes, the "today" show is next. >> and that is what's happening "today in new york." good morning. unprecedented. the relentless rain causing historic flooding in houston. >> this is a dynamic situation. things are constantly changing. >> at least five people dead. dozens of neighborhoods submerged. more tha 1,000 high water rescue rescues. >> go, go! >> we're there with the latest, live. empire showdown. new york voters head to the polls in a crucial primary. hillary clinton looking to seal the deal. donald trump, sounding a confident note.