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it is a troubling trend. three different victims slashed or stabbed in different section was the city. >> plus, the family of a little girl killed by a teenage driver could finally receive the justice they've been seeking today. now, it is pope francis versus donald trump. this morning, trump's new comments and response to the holy father's comments. "today in new york" starts now. good morning everybody. 5:00 a.m. on this friday. the 19th of february. i'm michael gargiulo. you don't want the pope as a foe, do you? >> i'm kerry barrett in for darlene. >> i'm michael gargiulo. let's check in with chris cimino with the forecast. a warming trend? possibly? >> it gets under way tomorrow. not so warm today. you're going to step out to temperatures still in the low and mid 20s in the city. you need a full winter wardrobe one more time. temperatures in the teens north and west. down to 13 in sussex. single dimg its in memorial hospital sell owe. cold start. but the cloud take over going through time. cloud here ahead of a push of warmer air.
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line, the temperatures warm up significantly. we'll get there tomorrow. for today, start out in the clear this morning. sunshine early on. the clouds take over. temperatures through the 20s to above the freezing mark this afternoon. forecasting a high of 38 degrees. more on that weekend warmup in a bit. let's find out about the commute at 5:01. >> that accident on the jackie robinson parkway is cleared out and construction on the roads. no major problems. fdr drive construction, you can see some of the cones southbound. we have it in both directions. a while ago this was jammed up headed northbound. it looks like the delays have cleared. that's some good news. speaking of clearing, any moment now, new jersey turnpike car lanes are still shut down northbound between the molly pitcher service area and 15e. we'll have more weather and traffic on the 4s. lauren, thank you very much. the nypd is looking for three different attackers and three separate violent attacks that happened in a span of -- katherine creag is on the upper west side.
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there. so many people concerned. is this copycatting or a trend? whatever it is, it's disturbing, kat. >> reporter: residents are telling us it makes them feel so uneasy. michael, they're constantly looking over their shoulder. this is the spot where detectives and officers converged. this area right here. west 88th street and columbus aech. we saw numerous police officers. this is where the victim was stabbed. he was simply walking along the sidewalk. the victim in his 30s was carrying a kindle and wearing headphones when a man shoved a knife to his back. it was a robbery that suspect taking off with the kindle and the headphones. the suspect stabbed the victim columbus avenue. residents we talked with are shocked by what happened. got stabbed. i didn't know what happened. i know that he was there. he probably ran off and didn't know where he went, you know. it's a scary. >> reporter: another slashing victim, a man you see there in
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skateboard store when another man he was arcing with in a long line of customers walked up to him and cut his face. the suspect also took off running. we want to show you the other video. police are still looking for the young man who slashed a waiter in a greenwich village restaurant. the victim had to get 120 stitches on his face. so far, there have been 526 slashings and stabbings in the city. michael, that's up 20% over the same time period last year. we caulked talked with kmipgser bratton about this. you'll hear what he has to say in the next half hour. >> a lot of people want to hear what the commissioner says about that. thank you very much. new york city council members will get a 32% pay raise and a couple reforms as well. what happened after the bill signing ceremony by mayor bill de blasio. >> that legislation will limit the outside income that councilmembers can earn. it also gives the mayor a huge pay raise to an annual salary of $258,000.
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a minor earthquake shook people in northern new jersey last night. maybe you felt it. they said it was a 1.6 magnitude quake near butler, new jersey. phone lines lit up at the police station there. they got more than a thousand calls. some people saying it felt like an explosion. >> i wasn't scared. we had little earthquakes before. i was like what is this? i thought my upstairs neighbor fell and i was worried. i guess a little anxious about it. the quake is the second in the area in as many months. this is video from back in january. you can see the quake did a little damage. that was centered on ringwood, this one on butler. a lot of people reacting. >> any time you get into app area that's the remotest mountainous, you're usually along a fault line. you experience that. 5:04. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. a warmup on the way and then a bit of a downhill roll after that, yes?
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like to call it activity coming our way next week. in the meantime, not very active. just cold this morning. starting out in the teens and 20s. sunshine gets the day going. clouds finish it off. the clouds probably take off by early afternoon and not as cold tonight as a warm front pushes on through. we break it down like this. we're down to 24. as i said, a lot of teens showing up across new jersey and the hudson valley. the sky is nice and clear. as we go through the morning, another degree or two we slip. back to the freezing mark or above it at noontime with more clouds filtering out the sun. the end of the day it's overcast with a high of 38 degrees. she has the latest update. she came here into focus. what's going on, lauren? >> nothing has changed as far as mass transit goes. i just ran in because it was fun. it's friday. new york city transit or buses, a couple of detours, at least six. nj transit, 419 and r5 2 on detour this morning. on the rails, subway track work has been cleared. major commuter lines looking good this morning.
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just yet. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. more weather and traffic on the 4s. 5:05 right now. emotions will run high in a manhattan courtroom today. the young driver who hit and killed a little girl on the upper west side due to be sentenced. "today in new york's" tracie strahan is in lower manhattan with a preview. tracie? >> reporter: kerry, ariel russo's death led to many conversations about pedestrian safety and mayor de blasio used it to make the case for his vision zero plan when he talked about speed in city. today that little girl's parents hope it brings the man accused of killing her to justice. ariel russo was 4 years old when she was the victim of a hit and run walking with both her mother and grandmother on the upper west side when she was struck by an out of control car in june of 2013. franklin reyes who was 17 years old and unlicensed as a driver had taken his dad's car out for a joyride and on the run from police when officers tried to pull him over.
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at amsterdam and 97th street. reyes has pled guilty to manslaughter and assault. he's also facing charges of unlawful fleeing of a police officer and escape. as a result of that plea deal, he's expected to face between 3 to 9 years behind bars when sentenced here in just a few hours. back to you, kerry. >> tracie, thank you. one city council member is call for leniency when former officer peter liang is sentenced. he was found guilty of manslaughter in the stair shooting death of akai gurley. martha chin says her heart goes out to him. he had poor training and for lighting maintenance as well within city housing. yonkers police detective who died in a horrific car crash will be laid to rest. he was killed sunday morning truck. the 45-year-old was off duty at
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today's service takes place at 9:30 this morning at sacred heart church. coming up on 5:08. president obama morning the mourners paying respects to antonin scalia. his body will lie in repose at the supreme court. there will be a private ceremony for queens native. tomorrow the funeral takes place here at the washington catholic basilica basilica. an honor for three kids who showed extraordinary calm under pressure. this was in new jersey. they are honoring the three of them. the boy scouts calmly called 9-1-1 when a bear attacked their scout master back in decemberment we covered it here. the scout master survived thanks to the guidance they gave to first responders. this morning, new york state is taking a look at the safety
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they're teing the water in bethpage at the grumman plant. during that time, they dumped toxic chemicals into the soil. this morning, new studies raising questions as to whether new york city's attempts to limit salt consumption are actually worth it. former board member of the health department co-authored a study looking at three decades of research. there's no consensus among scientists about whether low salt diets improve health. the city wants chain restaurants to put salt warnings, salt shakers on the menus. that is now the subject of a court fight and much debate as well. >> and much debate as to whether it changes people's behaviors. the intentions are right but whether it has effect remains to be seen. 5:09. straight ahead, it is a huge weekend in the race for the white house. how donald trump is downplaying his feud with the pope. >> he made surprising comments about the zika virus.
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help prevent it from spreading. storm team 4 tracking temperatures that will make it feel more like spring. they're not sticking around. your weather and traffic on the 4s straight ahead. it's 24 degrees right now. you're watching "today in new
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four things to know at 5:13. just in to the news rooms, pictures from the nypd. police want to talk to these people about the investigation of a slashing inside a diner in greenwich village. we told you about this yesterday morning. it happened at the silver spurs diner. it was the first in three different slashing or stabbing incidents that happened in next 24 hours. much more ahead at 5:30. today the late supreme court justice antonin scalia returns to the high court for a final time. his body will lie there in repose. president obama will go there later today and the public will have the opportunity to pay their respects. if you bought artificial
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boxes, hundreds of thousands are being recalled. the craft store michaels sold them. the items can contain mold. they're offering refunds. if you own a drone, today is the last day to register for five bucks. they will be instructed where they can and cannot fly. people who don't register could face big fines and possibly jail time. i'm droneless. we're talking about temperatures in the teens and 20s early on this morning. warmer temperatures heading our way. what we will see with the warmer air, clouds building on in today. a milder weekend and then we've got a wintry mix later sunday into monday. mainly rain. but it could go over to snow. we'll talk about that in a little bit. let's talk optimistic things. the daylight is getting longer. we gained 62 minutes into the evening hours. the sunsets as late as 5:35. when we move the clocks springing forward on the 13th of
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it sets at 7:01. we're getting closer to spring. the day height longer. look happens may into june, it sets at 8:28. warmer when it sets at that point. still have some cold and snow to get through before the winter is through. 22 in jersey city. 19 in yonkers at this hour. across the island, it's 25 in southampton. 22 in sayville. jersey shore, cold there too. look at interior sections, 10 in washington, 19 parsippany. 11 in chester. 8 degrees up in hunter. this is still serious cold we're facing early on this morning. not a lot of wind. it takes some of the bite out of it. gaining on us, the to clouds to the left. a narrow band of snow showers in western pennsylvania right now. one or two could survive in the northwestern suburbs by this evening. a sunny start, cloudy finish. midtown up to 38 degrees. a spritz, sprinkle or wet snow
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otherwise, lows in the 30s. temps rise tomorrow. after some morning clouds, we break out into sunshine. into the 50s we go. a little hint of spring in the air. as far as the next weather systems, the weak one is tonight. system number two, sunday night into monday morning. still expecting a low impact. some of the computer models throwing more moisture our way. but the bigger system still tracking that. trending wet, not white. i think the snow goes further inland. the track is too close to us. enough warm air comes in and primarily a rainmaker. let's put it together in the forecast. 38 today, clouds thickening up. a sprinkle or flurry north and west. that's it. back to 55 tomorrow, though. with sunshine in the afternoon after morning clouds. clouds gain on us. showers at night that could end up as wet snow or a mixture monday morning before tapering off. looks like more rain late
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could start out as a wintry mix. what does the commute look like, lauren? >> looks really good, chris. good morning everyone. we'll show you the roads right now. the grand central parkway by laguardia airport is moving along nicely. queens overall in good shape. we had an accident earlier on the jackie robinson parkway. but that cleared out. heading over to the george washington bridge, all clear heading inbound here. they are in the process of clearing outbound lower level construction. very minor delays on the alexander hamilton bridge getting into this area. the lincoln tunnel, the holland tunnel, good options for you. heading over to connecticut. here's the turnpike by exit 22, the fairfield service plaza. smooth sailing on the connecticut turnpike and merritt parkway this morning. no problems getting in your way. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today and more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. lauren, thank you very much.
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it is huge weekend in the race for president. this comes as polls show races are tightening. donald trump finds himself responding to critical comments made by pope francis. nbc's tracie potts is tracking all of this from washington. imagine all of this happening 24 hours before people vote in south carolina. exactly michael. we're looking closely at nevada. remember the democrats face off there this weekend. while hillary clinton is expected today to get a big endorsement from south carolina's congressman, james clyburn, that could help her out with african-americans there. the focus for democrats for her and bernie sanders right now is that nevada caucus. >> the clinton family campaigns in nevada today with 24 hours to go for the democratic caucus, hillary clinton and bernie sanders are essentially tied. both going after the large latino electorate. >> my immigration policy is to unite families, not to divide families.
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call out donald trump. i said, buster, enough of this prejudice and paranoia. >> a candidate -- with a smaller but still firm lead in south carolina, blasted president george w bush on iraq, defending against claims that he supported the war and toned down his criticism of pope francis. the pope called him unchristian for wanting to build a wall with mexico. >> i think he was misinterpreted and given false information. >> i don't think it's appropriate to question donald trump's faith. >> ted cruz and marco rubio are courting south carolina's conservatives. >> south carolina historically its roll has been to step up and be sure that the republican nominee and the next president of the united states is a real and proven conservative. >> i'd really appreciate one of those hugs you've been talking it. >> while his numbers are not in the top tier, john kasich is making voerts feel good. >> we all need to slow down a little bit.
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republicans go after the next election prize tomorrow. now, trump and clinton still averaging big leads nationally. clinton's lead has been cut in half in the last month, michael. >> big weekend. thank you so much, tracie. it is 5:19 now. pope francis is willing to re -- to artificial birth control to control the spread of the zika virus. flying home from mexico, the pope said avoiding pregnancy is not an absolute evil. the explosion of the zika virus has led some women to avoid getting pregnant. zika virus testing stations will open up on long island. health officials expected to make that announcement later today. they will be set up inside of nassau university medical center. some travel home during this time the year because it is the dry season. 5:20 right now.
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5:22 right now. chicken for breakfast. mcdonald's is trying it out, though, as well in some markets.
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chicken mcgriddle at some central ohio locations. this is a fried chicken patty between two maple-flavored pancakes. it's like a bacon and sausage mcgriddle with a southern twist. >> because of the chicken. think you have creativity, humor and imagination and that you can show it on snap chat? >> the tribeca film festival wants you. they say ten snap chat stories will be judged as best in mobile storytelling. since it's snap chat, your story has to be within the time frame, 3:10. >> that's how it works? >> i guess so. >> we all look at lauren. >> i was going to return my -- it's fun to use. i'm a total novice with snap chat. >> you get on that, young lady. we rely on you for that kind of stuff. >> i'll get back to you. >> snap to it. we've got chilly weather to step into this morning. we're talking about temperatures
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and west of the city right now. upper teens nearby suburbs and the city and across long island. down to 11 in westhampton. for the day today, a sunny start. cloudy finish. maybe a sprinkle late in the day 38 in the city. tonight, mostly cloudy. a passing rain or snow shower. best chance north and west of the city. 35 the overnight low in town. 30 north and west. by the weekend, this is the good stuff. milder breeze tomorrow. low 50s sunday. the rain threat probably not until the evening hours. the daylight hours of the weekend in the 50s in february. >> in february. >> one of my friends getting married tomorrow. i'm sure when she planned her wedding date for february 20th. you're wondering if it's going to be a blizzard. >> fantastic. >> much deserved. >> looking forward to that. you should be looking forward to the commute if you're heading on the trains. metro-north, lirr, nj transit, path and subways all doing well this morning. we will take a live look at the
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delays on the manhattan-bound side of the span. roadwork out there. flashing lights blocking a lane. slow going here. once you get past the williamsburg and manhattan bridges, they're good options for the commute. keep us posted, lauren. we're getting a closer look at how the coast guard trains torres cues in rough water. it's pretty spectacular video. video the agency posted online. this is of a training mission that took place in the atlantic. not far actually from the chatham station in massachusetts. officials say the crew was getting slammed, tossed around. these are 12-foot swells. they were at sea in a 42-foot long boat. you can see the waves, they crashed over. practically take the thing out. you may have felt the ground shaking in nung. plus, a doctor arrested what police say she did when they tried to give her a parking ticket. >> reporter: a very emotional
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in the hit and run of a 4-year-old girl will hear his fate in court. i'm tracie strahan live in lower manhattan with the details coming up. if you're about to head out the door. take us with you. keep watching "today in new york." download the "news 4 new york" app on your mobile device right now.
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a look at several people the nypd is looking at for a slashing at a manhattan restaurant. an emotional day. the family of a little girl killed by a teenage driver hoping for justice. a man caught on camera. what police say he did to an mta worker. "today in new york" starts now. good morning everybody. 5:30 on this friday. it's february 19th. i'm michael gargiulo. i'm kerry barrett in for darlene this morning. >> chris cimino here with the forecast. chris, you've been saying we're getting a warmup but not at this moment. >> we've been advertising that. it's a deep chill, again. temperatures in the teens this morning and low 20s most areas. again, sunshine will get us started. it's not going to warm things up very much and the clouds will take over by afternoon especially. not as cold tonight. i think we start to notice that warming trend get under way when the temperatures don't drop very much. in the meantime, dropped to 24 in the city.
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across northwest new jersey and parts of the hudson valley. we get back close to freezing tonight. mostly cloudy by late afternoon. high of 38 degrees. almost 5:31. a friday morning commute. hopefully rolling along smoothly. lauren? >> quiet out there. we'll take a live look at the inbound side of the lincoln tunnel where things are moving along. heading over to the long island expressway in queens, here's what it looks like by the grand central parkway. also smooth sailing here and no slowdowns or accidents to report on. a nice friday morning commute at least for now. the next weather and traffic update on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you. it's 5:31. police releasing new photos of a group of people they'd like to question relate to go a slashing inside a restaurant. the first in three separate attacks in a span of 24 hours. "today in new york's" katherine creag has moved to greenwich village, the site of the first
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>> reporter: kerry, you said it. investigators have new clues panned people that they want to find and talk with at the brutal slashing that happened here at silver spurs restaurant near the nyu campus. we want to show you new images that were released. the suspect walking with three young people. the clearest photos, the police department released are of one of the women and one of the men walking around this area of laguardia place and west houston place. surveillance video captured them walking with the suspect, who is accused of slashing a waiter at the silver spurs restaurant. that happened wednesday night. the victim suffered such terrible wounds, he had to get 120 stitches. hours after the slashing happened here, a young man in soho suffered the same fate. he had walked out of a skateboard store when another man he was arguing with walked up to him and cut his face according to the nypd. the suspect took off running.
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attack of this nature. a suspect plunged a knife in the back of a man who was simply walking on the sidewalk around west 88th street and columbus avenue. the victim had on a kindle and headphones. that's what the robbery suspect took off. the police are still looking for him. the victim from the upper west side stabbing, he was sent to the hospital. kerry, you can imagine how unnerving and disturbing this was for so many people. all of these happening in a short amount of time. back to you, kerry. >> you never know where or when. kat, thank you. when former officer, peter liang is sentenced, one city council member wants him to receive leniency. he could get as much as 15 years in prison in april. he was recently found guilty in the staircase shooting death of akai gurley. one councilmember argues the nypd failed to properly train liang. right now in queens, police hoping somebody recognizes this man.
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employee employee. he's accused of punching the victim in the face at archer avenue subway station in jamaica. it happens on valentine's day morning. the suspect smashed the victim's two-way radio before getting away. a new york city surgeon facing charges. she's accused of hitting an officer with her car and driving off. it happened after officers ticketed this woman. this is dr. rachel well ner. she was double parked in hell's kitchen yesterday. they say that she cursed at the officers, got into her car and as she drove off, her car's open door, it was still open as she was moving, hit an officer in the shin. she was arrested two blocks away. 5:34 right now. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. chris, i have to ask you a question i get asked a lot. everyone says all the rain wheef had this winter, if it was colder, would all that rain be a snowy winter? >> we'd have above normal snowfall. we do have that from the one storm. that one storm put down more
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season for all intents and purposes. there goes the stats, right? only takes one. 24 murray hill. 26 in sheepshead bay. all in the low and mid 20s in and around the city. lower teens, too, down to 14 in newburgh and danbury. single digits in monticello. it's 9 degrees. plenty of cold air in place. warm air trying to save the day arriving in time for the weekend. that is the warm front there. that line of clouds. a narrow band of snow showers from western pennsylvania. we're in the clear now. that's why i think is start out with sunshine. the clouds take over today. maybe a rain or snow shower, especially north of the city tonight. an afternoon high temperature of 38. we get into the 50s this weekend. we'll talk more about that in a little bit. let's talk commute with lauren. thanks, chris. good morning everyone. we do now have an accident out there on the roads in the bronx on the major deegan. this is southbound by exit 3. third avenue, delays aren't so
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mass transit, what's left of the bus dee towers for the city, nj transit bus 419 and 452 on detour today. rails look good. major commuter lines and subways included. you do need to move your cars. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. the next update on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you very much. an emotional scene in a manhattan courtroom. it's sentencing day for the young man who sped away from police and struck and killed a little girl on the upper west side. tracie strahan is in lower manhattan with that. tracie? >> reporter: michael, a lot of people are expected to pay attention when franklin reyes is expected in court today. he was a teenager driving without a lps on a joyride and trying to outrun police when he struck and killed a 4-year-old girl. that little girl, ariel russo was walking to daycare with her mother and grandmother when she was hit by the car that jumped the curb in 2013. police say franklin reyes who
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joyride in his father's car. when officers tried to pull him over, he took off and jumped the curb on the upper west side kill ariel russo. franklin reyes pled guilty to manslaughter and assault and unlawful fleeing of a police officer as well as escape. as a result of that deal, he's expected to face between 3 to 9 years behind bars when sentenced today, michael. as we were saying, this led to a lot of changes. people talking a lot more about pedestrian safety in the city and mayor de blasio also used it to make his case for the vision zero plan about speed in the city. back to you. >> tracie, thank you very much. 5:37 now. nassau county executive edmond began owe at the center of a sexting scandal. he says hackers are to blame. he's accused of ex changing lewd text mess amgs. both deny sending the messages.
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phone record to police. >> never had any communication, any electronic communication with this person and it's somebody that's out there getting their jollies taking down a public official. >> work with the county included no bid contract. the contracts raised questions among democrats but the republican majority leader say they appear to be proper. more searches in connection to the san bernardino shootings. they spent hours inside a home of syed farook's brother who has not been named as a suspect. farook and his wife shot and killed 14 people at an office holiday party. the couple died later in a shootout with police. apple will fight a court order to help the fbi to hack into an iphone used by the gunman. the judge is giving the company
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they cite customer privacy concerns. google, twitter and facebook are supporting apple's stance. they say encryption technology hinders criminal investigations. yesterday police commissioner bratton and cyrus vance, the d.a. say they have 175 apple devices they can't open for evidence in crimes ranging from identity theft to murder. a high school history teacher in new jersey now facing child pornography charges. 74-year-old john spalding turned himself in to police in middlesex county. he taught at st. joseph high school. they found illegal material last june after an unidentified official contacted them. no word on whether anybody in those i am annals is linked to the school. small earthquake in northern new jersey had many wondering if there was an explosion nearby.
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it was centered near butler, new jersey last night. phones ringing off the hook at the police station. they had more than a thousand calls. >> it was like a huge noise, shook the house. at first, i thought it was an upstairs neighbor. >> that quake was the second in the area in as man incompetent i months. you can see the 2.0 magnitude quake did a little damage. that was centered on ringwood. people get concerned. it's an unreal feeling. >> i've been through a couple of mine nor ones. very minor. one here and one in philadelphia and costa rica. it's unnerving. you don't know what to do or where to go. >> hence the calls. sanitation worker accused of leading police on kind of an unusual chase. >> then the video is remarkable. helicopter crashes near one of the most solemn places in our nation. >> storm team 4 tracking some
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then an immediate reminder that it is still winter. weather and traffic on the 4s coming up. 24 degrees out there right now. you're watching "today in new
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welcome back. almost 5:44 on this friday morning. we've made it to a friday. a quiet one but cold one. temperatures in the teens and 20s again this morning. roads stay dry this morning and each the evening commute in good shape. right now in town x back to 24 degrees. colder in a lot of the burbs. i'll show you how cold in a second. we have a light wind, variable at 5 miles per hour. that's some of the good news. we don't have the strong winds to deal with. we have a warm front heading in our direction. any early sunshine will fade behind some cloud. a milder weekend ahead, yes. then it gets interesting later on sunday night into monday. another system moving in our direction. could be rain to snow before it ends. another system after that on wednesday. we'll talk more about them one at a time. a dozen in lagrange. 13 stony kill. 12 montgomery.
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across long island, low 20s. east end is the cold spot. westhampton at 11. you can see a nice wenl of clear sky overhead right now. behind me, a warm front. that's the area of cloud and flurry activity across west central, pennsylvania. we could see a brief rain or wet snow shower north and west of town. moving forward, you can see where they are north and west of the catskills. nothing coming out of the cloud. any of the snow flurries dry out. early clouds tomorrow giving way to a sunny afternoon. with a southwest wind, temperatures heading well into the 50s. we won the risk of a sprinkle or shower into connecticut. putnam county perhaps also. on sunday we'll start out sun, but then the clouds take over. in the rain getting close. that rain moves into the city overnight.
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the rain/snow line in the city. >> sunday night into monday, tracking the storms the first one. sprinkle to the north and west. low impact for tonight. no umbrellas needed. >> low impact for the most part, we'll watch it though. north and west there could be slippery spots for the morning commute. a break on tuesday, we've got rain headed our way. that could start out as a wintry mix. probably no shovels. good news about all three of these systems. 52 on sunday. watch for the rain later at night. low 40s tuesday, wednesday. wednesday cobi windy wet day. especially the first half. seasonal temperatures in the 40s with sunshine. lauren scala, what can you tell us about the commute? >> it's being pretty nice to us. couple problems here or there but cleared out quickly.
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that i showed you. i looked up and then down and they're gone. we have an accident out there heading southbound on the deegan by exit 3. this is the third avenue, 138th street grand concourse. that's in the left lane. not causing a lob problem. the cross bronx expressway, things are moving along nicely through here. no delays at all for a change. we'll enjoy that while we can. we'll head to the van wyck expressway where things are moving fine this morning. no construction. there is construction out there, but not causing a delay right now. enjoy it. >> alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you. 5:47 right now. a city sanitation worker tried to escape arrest in brooklyn by leading police on a slow-speed chase in a street sweeper. investigators say that it all started when 38-year-old roman was spotted throwing garbage at a statue of jesus outside of a church on 58th street in borough
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he was later weaving in and out of traffic in the street sweeper trying to get away. he was arrested and now faces more than a half dozen charges. moving to new jersey, construction site under investigation after a crane accident killed two people. the victims crushed by a five-ton generator that fell from a crane. this was yesterday in whippany. a strap on the crane failed and they're still trying to figure out why. the site is the future home of the whipanny fire company. the victims' names haven't been released. amazing story from hawaii. a helicopter crashed near pearl harbor, was caught on camera as it happened. >> wow. witnesses they could tell something was wrong before the sightseeing helicopter's tail was smoking. a family of four were rescued. >> saw it splash down.
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two people popped out. i jumped in. there were three people in the water. there was a woman in the water. got her to shore. >> there was a 16-year-old boy in critical condition. pearl harbor memorial tours are suspended until further notice because of that crash. 5:49 now. the port authority launching a design competition for the terminal despite not knowing where it would go. >> reporting the announcement was made at a meeting last night. the submissions will be, quote, scaleable and modular and made to fit whatever location and side they decide. a vote being pushed back on two projects. the first a $4 billion project to transform laguardia airport, the other a multibillion dollar project to revamp newark liberty's terminal a. board members say they need more time to review the details, the
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finally get new escalators at one troubled station. we'll show you the scene in 2013 of pretty panic-stricken riders understandably at the exchange place stop. suddenly started going in reverse. turns out there were problems with all three escalators and $62 million will be spent to put new ones in. they won't be in until -- pitchers and catchers holding their first workout. the team hoping to return to the world series. yesterday, jacob did he graeme and noah sinned guard had bull pen sessions. manager terry collins spoke to reporters. >> i want that swagger. we're good. we've got a good team. we can't be ego maniacs about it. but you have to walk out with confidence we're going to win. >> a fine balance. the rest of the team reports to
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verrazano bridge. 5:54 on this friday morning. a rare comic did turn out to be a great investment for one long island man. walter jack boss ki. he sold his edition of amazing fantasy number 15 at auction. it did bring in, they were thinking it would get $400,000. it got $450,000. features the first appearance of spider man. he bought it in 1980 and paid
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>> that's ridiculous. the final stretch of the high line on the west side including an italian-style plan for a large piazza. the parks department would like to build this open space above tenth avenue at 30th street. the 4500 square foot piazza would be the largest portion of the elevated park. it should begined later this year. more traffic on 10th avenue. >> construction at the hudson yards a lope. half of it is gone. it's going to be beautiful. >> lauren is a no. >> somebody protesting with a sign, it's lauren lauren. >> it's going to be beautiful. >> they keep adding to the high line. this weekend, not bad tomorrow afternoon to be out there. not today. you need to bundle up in a big way. 20s in the city, teens in the suburbs. only good thing i can say about it, not a lot of windchill. not much in the wind department. sun gives way to cloud in the
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could be a passing rain or snow shower tonight. this is what we're talking about for tomorrow. great to be outside in the afternoon hours. in the mid-50s. could be upper 50s in portions of central new jersey. temperatures low 50s. may have to deal with rain that may change over to snow sunday night into monday. >> i don't want to talk about that. let talk about how nice the weekend will be. >> lauren, what's happening? >> a new problem in westchester county. heading southbound at mamaroneck avenue. it shuts down two lanes and delays building quickly. this is a spot to avoid. really one of the only spot to avoid. most of the roads are doing great right now. rails are doing fine. metro-north, lirr, nj transit path and subways running on or close to schedule. 50/50 right now. >> okay, lauren. now to news for your health. new study suggests that americans were not getting enough sleep. researchers at the center for disease control and prevention say more than a third of
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sleep habits. researchers say 65% of americans get that seven hours of sleep or more a night. in new york, new jersey, connecticut. that percentage is lower. lots of people have a late-night schedule, early morning commutes and pizza. >> we do this story every month on our sixth cup of coffee. 5:57 right now. up next at 6:00, is your car a ticket magnet? we'll tell you which model will get stopped by police. a new life for lego land. a push to bring that popular theme park to our area. if you're heading out the door, keep watching. we're back in two minutes. you're watching "today in new
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now at 6:00, new images released a short time ago sass police try to solve stabbings and slashings that have the city on edge. donald trump taking on pope francis.
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plus, we'll tell you which car is being called the biggest ticket magnet on the road. "today in new york" starts now. good morning. it's 6:00 on this friday, february 19th. i'm michael gargiulo. i'm kerry barrett. i'm in for darlene today. chris cimino is here with the forecast. interesting what will happen. we've got to get through cold first, right, chris? >> we're down in the temperature department. no snow to worry about for today. temperatures in the mid to low 20s in and close to the city. ringwood, 17. it drops off into the lower teens well north and west. single numbers showing up in monticello at 7 and 8 in westhampton. the clouds will take over. a sunny morning, clouds late. a sprinkle north of town towards the evening. 38 in the city. 35 north and west. everybody gets above freezing after this chilly start. tonight, mostly cloudy, a slight chance of a rain or snow shower, especially north and northwest of the city. overnight low, 35 in town. 30 north and west much the good
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talk about that in a little bit. for the most part, we have this accident on the new england thruway. that will get in the way now. this is in the southbound lanes before mamaroneck avenue. two lanes blocked here. delays back at least a half a mile already. in other news, in better news, a live look at the long island expressway in queens by the grand central parkway where actually a moment ago, this is moving along -- it's a little congested through the area here. once you get past this, it opens up. we have a bit of roadwork out there. more weather and traffic on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you very much. new developments in a rash of stabbings and slashing attacks that happened across manhattan. there were three incidents that happened in a 24-hour period and then just a short while ago, police released two new videos in two of these -- katherine creag is at the site of one of the attacks.
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the nypd. surveillance video captured i am annals that we want to show you right now of friends, people that -- who were with the suspect in the greenwich village slashing that happened wednesday night. the nypd releasing these new images of the suspect and three young people he was with. the clearest photos the nypd has are of one of the women and one of the men. surveillance video captured them walking near the silver spurs restaurant where the victim, a 25-year-old waiter, was slashed. he had to get 120 stitches. also, new, last night a suspect plunged a knife in the back of a man who was walking. there's new video from the nypd that you see there showing the suspect running away fast with a kindle and headphones that he had stolen, according to police, from a victim. that happening at west 88th street and columbus avenue. in soho, there was a young man
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he just walked out of a skateboard store when another man he was arguing with walked up to him and cut his face according to the nypd. the suspect also took off running. but a lot of crimes happening in a short amount of time. also, the commissioner, the police commissioner, he had something to say about all of this, michael. the numbers, they are up from numbers compared to a year ago. you'll hear from commissioner bratton in the next half hour. >> police hoping the video helps. thank you very much, kat. heading to queens. police looking for the man who attacked an mta worker on the job. he punched a 61-year-old victim in the face. it happened valentine's day morning at the sutphin avenue station. the suspect smashed the victim's two-way radio before getting away. some people in northern new jersey felt a rumble and a shake during a minor earthquake last night. the u.s. geological survey says it was a 1.6 magnitude quake.
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butler station with more than a thousand calls. many said it felt like an explosion. >> i actually thought i lost my balance. i was just wondering -- i joke a lot and said to her, i think we had another earthquake. >> that quake is the second in month. this is video from january. the 2.0 magnitude quake did a little damage and that previous one centered in rippingwood. it is 6:04 right now. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. we're looking forward to the weekend. let leave it there. >> i like the way you think, kerry. we're look forward to it. because the temperatures will head into the 50s. right now we've got to get through this. 24 ours or so, chilly air. this is the coldest, teens and 20s. sunshine gets the day started. clouds finish it off as a warm front pushes towards us. i don't think we slip below freezing. suburbs may be a little different. again, right now at 25.
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we're seeing a lot of teens out across northwestern and central new jersey through the hudson valley and interior connecticut too. not a lot of wind. scarves, hat, gloves needed throughout the day as temperatures stay below normal. look for the clouds to increase. 33 at noon, 37 by 3:00. forecasting a high of 48. more on the 50s talk in a bit. let talk traffic now. >> a dumb of detours for the commute: nj transit bus routes 419 and 452 on detour. we have delays on downtown n and r trains. otherwise, the sub wabs and the major rail lines look good. this is the only service change. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. 6:05. the president and the first lady about pay respects to the late justice app antonin scalia. an early private ceremony will be followed by a public viewing.
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can file past scalia's coffin. tomorrow funeral services take place at the catholic basilica. new polls out this morning. hillary clinton's lead over bernie sanders in south carolina is now 28 points in our nbc news "wall street journal" marist poll. that's down slightly from last month's survey of likely voters. last night they battled it out in a town hall meeting on msnbc. democrats will caucus tomorrow in nevada. both challenged each other on who is truer to the democratic party. >> senator sanders wasn't really a democrat until he decided to run for president. >> one of the two democratic candidate here who actually ran against barack obama, it wasn't me. by the way. democratic prior mayor at this south carolina is a week from tomorrow. the republican one tomorrow. republicans voting in south carolina. that's where our new poll shows donald trump's lead shrinking
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just yesterday pope francis spoke out on trump's plan to build a wall at the mexican poureder. the pontiff said anybody who says that cannot be a christian. trump fired back. >> for a religious leader to question a person's faith is disgraceful. i'm proud to be a christian. >> only 15% of south carolina's gop voters identify themselves as catholic. coming up on the "today" show, a live interview with donald trump. that's straight ahead at 7:00. meanwhile, pope francis made the surprising comments as well on the issue of birth control. he said contraception could be used to prevent the sexual transition of the zika virus. this of course, despite the catholic church's long-standing ban on most forms of birth control. zika linked birth defects, infected mosquitoes are helping to spread that virus fast, mostly in the care beep and latin america. on long island, officials will be announcing testing stations for people who think
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stations will be available at nassau university medical center. a lot of long island residents travel home to zika infected areas during this time of year because it's the dry season. in the cnbc money report, more and more americans are getting jobs on the side. landon dowdy joins us with the details and more. landon, i think this is the economic story of the last tep years. they call it the gig economy. >> that's right. it's the gig economy. we could all use a side job these days. mostly to supplement their primary income. a study by jpmorgan chase, says 1% erpd cash from one. companies as part of -- owe uber or air nbn. it's equal to the number of teachers in the public school system. the average monthly income is a third of their total income. meanwhile, if you drive a lexus, be prepared to get pulled over.
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biggest ticket magnet with 33% of drivers reporting speeding and tickets. they cite insurance claims and traffic violations for 300 models and 323,000 customers over the past two years. also the top five, the nissan 350z. donnal chargerse. volkswagen and chevy monte carlo. do you have cars in new york? >> i have a car. not one of those. >> not one of those. >> i have a lead foot. i am a speed magnet. >> we'll call the new jersey state police as soon as you finish. >> i don't have a car. you don't have to worry about me. >> thanks, guys. it's 6:09. still ahead, a new plan to bring lego land here to our area. we'll tell you where this theme park could soon be welcoming little builders. plus, a sanitation worker in handcuffs. what he's accused of doing at a local church that has been facing serious charges. plus, your weather and
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6:13 now on this friday. four things to know this morning. a short time ago, police released this new video of a suspect stabbing a man at 88th street and columbus avenue on the upper west side. the victim right now at st. luke's hospital in stable condition. >> today the late supreme court justice antonin scalia will lay in repose at the high court. president obama expected to pay respects later today. >> the bayonne bridge will start -- it will run to 5:00 a.m. monday morning. if you own a drone, today is the deadline to register it with
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it will cost five bucks. the registration last five years. they will instructed where they can and cannot fly. people who don't register can face big fines and jail time. it's 6:14. time for weather and traffic together. weather picture this morning starting out very cold again. especially in the suburbs, down in the low and mid teens. there's not a lot of wind out there. warmer days ahead. be patient. >> clouds build in after a sunny start. perfect timing compared to last weekend when we were in the icebox with below temperatures. rain over to a wintry mix sunday night into monday. not a big storm. but it could be a nuisance for parts of the area for monday morning. >> meantime, this friday morning starts out very cold as i said. 15 in hillsborough. 16 in jackson. point pleasant 23. howell at 18 this hour. 13 sussex and 7 in monticello. the further north you go -- pine barrens westhampton. 8 degrees.
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bundle up the kids at the bus stop. starting out in the low 20s and teens in the suburbs. slowly climbing through the day above freezing. at recess, 33. dismissal time 37. after school activity, cloudy with temperatures in the 30s. here come the clouds across western pennsylvania. this is a warm front. ahead of that warm front, you see a band of snow showers and flurries. most of them dissipate before getting here. we're tracking that first for tonight. a couple of sprinkles or wet flakes can't be ruled out. damp roads north and west. don't expect that at this point. no umbrellas needed. system two later sunday into monday. some computer models making this more vigorous. looks like rain to start sunday evening over to maybe wet snow by monday morning. slippery spots are possible, especially north and west monday morning. the bigger storm, number three, late tuesday into wednesday. moderate impact. looking like a rainmaker. looks like snow well to the north and west.
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north and west. 38 for today. 55 is the winner tomorrow. still nice on sunday. clouds take over at 52. rain sunday night, wet snow monday morning. another round of wet weather, we think tuesday night into wednesday before it dries out thursday. something cooking on the roads, lauren? >> we had big problems. through westchester on 95, heads up. we'll head to kai simonsen in chopper 4 over 95 heading southbound where all lanes are shut down. this is halfway between exits 19 and 18b. which is mamaroneck avenue. it's closer to mamaroneck avenue. pretty nasty accident out there shutting down the southbound lanes. delays go all the way back past playland parkway. they're almost back to the cross westchester expressway. we have a little while before they get there. this is not moving at all. you need to avoid 95. i do see the fire department on the scene. it will take a while to clean up. the car was still in the left lane. the big trouble spot in the
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most of the roadways are clear. 95 southbound out in harrison just before the mamaroneck avenue. in addition to that, we have reports of an accident northbound on the white stone expressway. just when you get to the bridge there, you can see delays building through here. i'll keep an eye on that. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect and the next update on the 4s. in westchester county, a police detective who died in a horrific car crash will be laid to rest. dozens of officers expected to attend the fup ral for detective frank fernandez. his suv slammed into a fire truck. the 45-year-old was off duty at the time of the crash and today's service will take place at 9:30 at sacred heart church on shonn erred place. the state testing drinking water on booild long island because it may be contaminated. it's near the grumman navy plant in bethpage. governor cuomo deploying a rapid
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pollution from toxic groundwater. the grumman plant dumped toxic chemicals in the soil during the 60 years it was in business. a look at the spaceship two. it will be unveiled at the mohave air and spaceport. the original galactic spaceship was destroyed in a crash in 2014 and the pilot on board killed. the new craft will be flown by a crew of two and room for six passengers that will make sub orbital flights. you'll still be in space. >> pretty cool. president obama making powerful remarks at a black history month reception. and also threw out a couple of jokes. >> hey! >> we know it is black history month.
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michelle. girl! you look so good! >> she does. he did turn serious saying that we should honor the shared african-american experience and how it has shaped, challenged and ultimately strengthened america. coming up on 6:19. find out how you can have your creative works, the things you do featured in the tribeca film festival. a little later, we'll introduce you to some wild new brooklynites and we'll tell you where you can see them. you're watching "today in new
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live look at times square on this friday. you don't need a big budget or an expensive camera, but you can be a star in april's tribeca film festival. get out your cell phone. you can snap chat a short story. ten entries will be picked to show the best in mobile storytelling. since it's snap chat, you're limited in time. three minutes and ten seconds. nbc 4 is a proud sponsor of the festival. >> my genus is a lot smaller. maybe ten seconds, toms. in rockland county, lego land theme park may be hoffing in a couple miles west where it was proposed. merlin entertainment is looking at the old know varts plant.
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the plan was met with opposition. >> 6:24 right now. time for a check of weather and traffic. >> the lego hair. >> this is a real deal. >> you know that now. snap it right off. is my velcro showing this morning? let's look at weatherwise. it's cold out there. plenty cold in the suburbs. in the city, cold enough. a lot of low teens north and west. not a lot of wind to contend with. sun gives way to clouds. upper 30s this afternoon. still below normal and still a day you need the full winter wardrobe, indeed. temperatures back to the mid-30s. could be light rain and/or snow showers. temps could be colder. the more important thing, the weekend. it's going to be beautiful. mid afternoon tomorrow with temperatures well into the 50s. we'll have clouds early, then afternoon sun. opposite happens on sunday. we start out with sun, end up with clouds.
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the next rain and/or snow maker. the bulk of the weekend -- >> thanks. we'll take it. >> lauren, what's happening this friday? >> we have subway delays and problem on the roads. we have delays on downtown n and r trains. that's it for the rails. the rails look good. the roads not so good on 95 southbound in westchester county. kai simonsen is live over the skeep of this accident. it's in the process of clearing. but all lanes remain shut down southbound between playland parkway and mamaroneck. delays are really bad already as kai will show us. nothing moving because of the lane closures. they go all the way back past playland parkway. at this point back to 287. this is the spot to avoid. use the hutch this morning. those are alternate options to get through the area. i'll keep you posted on this. >> quite the delay there, lauren. >> up next, new information on a string of frightening attacks. >> reporter: i'm katherine creag
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the nypd released new videos in two big crimes. one of them you see the suspect running away in the moments after police say he stabbed a victim. we'll show you them coming up. >> reporter: and an emotional day is expected in the manhattan criminal courthouse for the man accused of hitting and killing a 4-year-old girl. he will be sentenced today. i'm tracie strahan live in lower manhattan with that straight ahead. it you're heading out the door, take us with you. keep watching "today in new york." download the "news 4 new york" app on your mobile device right
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new this morning, a first look at a robber who stabbed a man over a kindle and headphones. an emotional day in a manhattan courtroom as the family of a little girl killed by a teenage driver finally hopes to see justice. live pictures from chopper 4. there's serious problems on i-95 in westchester county. lauren will have what you need to know to get around it. "today in new york" starts now. good morning everybody. 6:30 a.m. on this friday, february 19th. i'm michael gargiulo.
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darlene rodriguez today. >> chris cimino is here with the forecast. a cold start to your friday but a change on the weekend. >> we warm is up nicely. may be a few cloud later on today. 25 in the city right now. 18 emerson. woodland park 17. a lot of teens through new jersey. basking ridge down to 12. hudson valley same temperature. >> 8 in westhampton. wind is not a problem. yes, it's cold but it's a still calm, cold out there. by afternoon, we expect a high in the city 38. most suburbs mid-30s. could be a late sprinkle or snow flurry north and west. a rain or snow flurry possible. 35 the low in the city. 30 north and west. more on that warming trend in a little bit. friday morning commute is getting more interesting for some. lauren? >> it is. especially for people traveling in westchester county. i got word of a disabled vehicle on the tappan zee bridge. this is a different problem.
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southbound before the mamaroneck avenue exit, all lanes shut down with this accident. they're still in the process of clearing it. as you can see, because of that closure in the southbound lanes, nothing is moving. delays right now are not moving. they go all the way back to the boston post road exit. if you're able to get off at boston post road, take that or the hutch's alternate options while they're in the process of clearing this. it's still pretty messy out there. it could take a while. this is the spot to avoid this morning. we'll keep an eye on it and more weather and traffic on the 4s . new developments in a area. a short time ago, police released two new videos in two of the cases. "today in new york's" katherine creag is in greenwich village. kat? >> reporter: michael, detectives now know that the suspect in the slashing that happened at this
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the nypd has released new images of friends, acquaintances that the suspect was with. three young people he's seen walking with along the sidewalk here in laguardia place and houston street. the photos show one of the women and one of the men. the swaps video showed them walking with a suspect accused of slashing in the face a waiter at the silver spurs restaurant. the victim had to get 120 stitches. there's new video showing a suspect running away very quickly after police say he stole a kindle and headphones from a victim on the upper west side. a victim he had just stabbed in the back according to police. this happened at west 88th street and columbus avenue. police commissioner bratton say people must be feel uneasy about all of these crimes and he said this. >> it's understandable that the concern of the random nature of it, the unpredictability of it, if you will. the majority that we have seen
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>> there was a separate attack in soho. a young man cut in the face. he had just walked out of a skateboard store when another man he was arguing with walked up to him and cut him in the face according to police. the suspect took off running. a lot of people the nypd looking for and releasing those images hoping that someone recognizes them. back to you, michael. >> the idea that they're suspects and not just one suspect or people with the suspects. new information there. >> reporter: exactly, michael. >> thanks so much. it is 6:33. heading to brooklyn. police say a city sanitation worker led officers on a slow-speed chase in a street sweeper. investigators say it started when the man was spotted throwing garbage at a statue of jesus. police say he was later weaving he in and out of traffic in the street sweeper trying to get away. he was arrested and faces more than a half dozen charmgs. if you live in northern new jersey, you may have felt a
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the u.s. geological survey says a 1.6 earthquake struck in the northern part of the state. it prompted hundreds of calls to the police station. man incompetent people felt what they thought was an explosion. >> new york city city council members will get a 32% pay raise. the legislation also reforms the council by giving its members full-time jobs and then limiting their outside income. earn about $150,000 a year. even the mayor will get a big raise. but he won't take it. >> some city council members floating the idea of lowering some of the city's ferry fares. they'd like the east river ferries to drop from $4 a ride. they want it to happen in the nebs year. that's when some of the new routes will be launched. the goal is to let riders swipe their metro card when a five borough ferry plan is launched. >> 6:34. time for a check of weather and traffic on the 4s.
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one moribund will-up morning, right, chris? >> we're starting out in the teens. low and mid 20s as well. not a lot of windchills. good news there. you need to bundle up throughout the day. sunshine to get it started. it's a bright start. cloudier finish. it's the warm front that will bring in milder air. not as cold tonight. much milder to tomorrow and sunday. the first forecast, main lip clear sky. 25 inth city right now. a lot of teens in the suburbs. we may shave off a degree or two. back to the 30s by noon. clouds increase. forecasting a high of 38 degrees. an active seven-day forecast. we'll get to that in a little bit. commute more active too, lauren? >> mass transit. delays on 4 and 5 trains and downtown n and r trains due to signal problems. otherwise, the rails look good today. on the road, watch out for a disabled vehicle on the white stone expressway by the cross island. that blocks a lane and is causing a slow ride through here. on the tappan zee bridge,
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the span, there's a disabled vehicle there in the right lane as well. the trouble spot of the morning remains new england thruway before mamaroneck avenue. kai simonsen is over the scene. we'll update and look more closely at this on the 4s. lauren, thank you. justice will be served in a case that helped spark mayor de blasio's vision zero initiative. tracie strahan outside of a courthouse in lower manhattan with the details. tracie? >> reporter: okay. it's expected to be emotional when franklin reyes is sentenced in a few hours. he was just a tanker when he struck and killed ariel russo on a joyride. she was 4 years old. walking to daycare with her mother and grandmother when she was hit by that out of control car on the upper west side in june of 2013. according to police, reyes who was 1 at the time, didn't have a driver's license and had taken his father's car when he was on the run from police. they tried to pull him over and
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striking ariel russo. franklin reyes pled guilty to both charges of manslaughter and assault as well as charges of unlawful fleeing of a police officer as well as escape. he's expected to get 3 to 9 years behind bars. kerry, as mentioned, this was the case that really sparked a vision zero initial tich for mayor de blasio controlling speed throughout the city. all talking about pedestrian safety. it impacted that. back to you. it's 6:37. a new york city surgeon faces charges, accused of hitting an officer with her car and driving off. it happened after officers ticketed this doctor's double parked car in hell's kitchen yesterday. they say she cursed at the officers, then got into her vehicle. sources say as she drove off, her car's open door hit an officer in the shin and she was arrested two blocks away. in new jersey, a construction site under investigation after a crane
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the victims were crushed by a five-ton generator that fell from a crane yesterday. the strap on that crane failed. they're trying to figure out why. the site is the future home of a fire company. the victims' names have not bp released. if you haven't seen this video of this helicopter crash, it's worth looking at it. five people survived this when their helicopter crash landed in hawaii. >> boy, then it flips over on its top. it went down in pearl harbor near the visitor center at the memorial there. while the chopper was sinking, good samaritans jumped into the water to rescue the five people inside. they were able to pull them all out to shore. the cause is under investigation. path escalators damaged by hurricane sandy in jersey city will finally be replaced. you remember this scene. it was concerning two months after the storm.
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the stairs suddenly reversed direction, started going down and up. it turns out there were ongoing problems with the escalators and now $62 million will be spent to replace all three of them by 2018. meanwhile, the vote to bring laguardia airport out of, as vice president joe biden famously called it, the third world, has unfortunately been pulled back. they tabled a vote on the $4 billion project. the vote to revamp newark liberty airport terminal a is also on hold. board members say they need more time to look at the details there. they've rescheduled it for march. the agency is launching a design competition for the manhattan terminal. our news partners at the bergen county record announced that last night at a meeting. the submissions will be scaleable and modular so they can fit whatever location and size the agency decides. >> happening today, baseball
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under way in spring training in port st. lucie. the mets will hold the first workout for pitchers and catchers. mets looking to get back to the world series. jacob did he graeme and noah sinned guard had their bull pen sessions yesterday. the yanks want to return to the playoffs as well. in fact, manager joe girardi says the team has one mission, to take the world series. position players arrive next week, first full squad workouts. that's on thursday. a good place to be if you can get the gig in port st. lucie and tampa. it's 6:40 right now. straight ahead, we'll show you cute new residents of the prospect park zoo. how much is spider man worth? we're going to tell you how much someone paid for this rare comic. plus, weather and traffic on the 4s is coming up. 25 degrees. we're also going to get an update on this serious crash causing major delays on i-95.
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6:43 right now. an update on that serious crash causing delays on i-95. >> kai simonsen over the scene in chopper 4. kai? >> kerry and michael, good morning to you. good news and bad news on this accident in westchester county. the first on the scene over 95 south here prior to mamaroneck avenue. the good news you can see there. the accident is on the right shoulder. the bad news is that these heavy delays continue through this section of westchester county backed up to exit 20. about a three-mile delay. definitely keep it in mind. live in chopper 4, i'm kai simonsen. lauren, what's it looking like this morning? >> for commuters from rock land, you're going to have something in your way there. a disabled vehicle on the span of the tappan zee bridge that blocks the right lane. stop-and-go traffic back to the beginning of the span here. heading over to the white stone expressway, an accident northbound that blocks the left lane.
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you can see a slow ride through here and then this accident, this is an update. brand new here. 80 eastbound by exit 43. 287. that blocks the right lane. delays are not too bad through this area yet. if you are getting on the saudi arabia way, you have delays on uptown a, c, 4 all due to signal probable lemts. we also have delays on downtown n and r trains. looking good. the rest of commute is looking pretty good. chris, is the weather looking good? >> it looks good. still feels pretty cold. 8 degrees in walpack. only 11 in franklin. a very cold start, suburbs through the hudson valley. city is chilly enough. in the mid-20s. the full winter wardrobe one more time today. not the case by the weekend. a nice transition headed our way. it's been a weird one this winter. december well above normal. that was a record setting monday. the warmest december we've had. january was 2 degrees above normal. we've seen above month after
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so far this month, 2 degrees below normal. a bunch -- above normal this weekend. >> meantime, storm tracker keeps us nice and clear. a sunny start to the day. clouds to the west. this is a warm front moving in our direction. most of that activity passes to the north and west of us. it weakens before getting here. wu we put in a demotion by tk. in the clouds. notice a hint of a raindrop or snowflake or two. that dies out. for the evening hours, heading out. it's cloudy but you don't need to take an umbrella with you. not as cold. maybe not the heaviest of winter wardrobe needed tonight. tomorrow, sunshine throughout the day. a southwest wind. warmer temperatures. couple of showers pass to the north of us in the evening hours. sunday starts out with some clouds and sun mixed. becomes mostly cloudy by late in the day. by 8:00, this finger of rain. the rain/snow line gets closer to the city.
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we could see rain changeover to a wintry mix or at least wet snow. a sunny start today, 38 the expected high. temperatures staying in the 30s. then for tomorrow, a taste of spring in the air. temperatures heading well to the 50s. inland spots in new jersey, between 55 and 60 degrees tommy think. still low 50s on sunday. clouds gathering rain at night that could end as wet snow or wintry mix toward monday morning. the commute could be slippery in spots. a rainmaker it looks like for wednesday with temperatures in tho te low 40s. guys, let's focus on that weekend. looks fantastic. in the 50s both days. >> you don't have to tell me twice, chris. new york's veterans could use a mobile app, free one to help them access state and federal services. governor cuomo unveiling the new app yesterday. it's compatible with apple and android products. it can help veterans look for information on health care, on jobs and benefits. it can also locate the chose he's state veterans affairs office.
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our website, nbcnewyork.com. the final stretch of the high line on the west side includes an italian-style plan for a piazza. that would be on tenth avenue and 30th street. it would be the largest portion of the elevated park. construction on the last stretch of the high line is expected to begin later this year. 6:48. a long island man cashed in on a $1200 investment on a spider-man comic book in a big way. he sold his 1962 edition of amazing fantasy at auction and it went for over $450,000. the comic features the first appearance of spider-man. he bought the book back in 1980. paid 12 hup bucks for it. along with other rare comics. an investment. brooklyn celebrating the year of the monkey by debuting an adorable new species of
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they are sharing their sharing living quarters with a couple of white-faced sockey monkeys. they en twine their tails when they scleep sleep leep or gather food. they mostly eat fruit, leaves and insects. >> welcome to brooklyn. >> indeed. a new push to add a new holiday to the school year. you're watching "today in
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beautiful view there of rockefeller plaza, rockefeller center there at 6:52. your kids could soon get st. patrick's day off from school. >> what do you think of that? it's a day of celebration for irish americans. state senator tony a develop a of queens would like the day declared a school holiday. here's the thing. he's proposing in new york community specifically where there's a large population of irish americans.
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knot entirely sure. some fear it would lengthen the school year, perhaps pushing it into july. >> the "today" show is coming up in a few minutes. we want to check in with savannah and willie. see what's ahead. >> nice to see you both. just ahead, donald trump will join us live to talk about this clash he's having with the pope. openly questioning his christian faith. >> plus our new poll showing the democratic race is getting even closer. we'll hear from both hillary clinton and bernie sanders. >> also ahead, guys, an alarming surge in flu cases across the country. we'll talk to the doctor about this and what you can do to protect your family. >> a special steals and deals to help you beat the winter blues all on a friday morning. michael, kerry, have a good one. >> primetime for winter blues. >> it's the worst. >> in new york, it goes through march as you know. that's really winter as well. >> not tucson like where
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>> thanks for bringing up tucson. >> tucsonians celebrate. >> tucsonans. >> they're watching. it's 6:53. we'll be right back with a look at our warmer weekend forecast. you're watching "today in
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new this morning, new surveillance images out as police are trying to solve a string of slashings and
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scene ofthne of those attacks in greenwich village. >> reporter: the map accused of slashing a waiter here. the nypd released new images of three people he's seen walking with. we clearly see one of the women and a man. the attack happened near nyu wednesday night. there's new video showing a suspect running away after police say he stole a kindle and headphones from a man he stabbed in the back. that attack happened on west 88th street and columbus avenue just last night. back to you. >> kat, thank you very much. >> we want to go to tracie strahan now. she's in lower manhattan. it's expected to be an emotional day in court there, tracie, for a closely watched case. >> reporter: that's right, michael. franklin reyes accused in the hit and run that claimed the life of a young girl. she was walking to daycare with her mother and grandmother on the upper west side when she was struck by an out of control car in 2013.
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was 17 years old at the time and didn't have a driver's license was on a joyride and trying to outrun police when all of this happened. he's expected to be sentenced between 3 and 9 years behind bars. back to you. >> tracie, thank you. in queens, police looking for a man who attacked an mta worker on the job. the man punched a 61-year-old victim in the face. it happened on valentine's day morning on archer avenue subway station in jamaica. police say the suspect smashed the victim's two-way radio before getting away. >> the bayonne bridge will be closed all weekend as part of a construction project. it starts tonight at 9:00. it will run to 5:00 a.m. that's 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. monday morning. mayor de blasio giving new york city council members a 32% raise. the legislation will reform the council by giving them full-time jobs and limiting their outside income. they'll earn nearly $150,000 a year. time for a check of weather
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we have that situation on 95. >> yes. it finally cleared. there's this awful accident before mamaroneck avenue. there's still residual delays there. leave yourself time. subway delays and service changes on the ace and f and m. delays on uptown 4 and 5 trains and downtown n and r. couple of things on the road. route 80 eastbound by 287, an accident in the right lane and one northbound on the white stone expressway. lot of changes in the temperature department. today we start out very cold. teens and 20s. to the upper 30s this afternoon. a sunny start and clouds roll in later in the day. wet snowflake or two this evening. especially north and west. we don't slip below freezing. in the mid-30s tonight. that's a good springboard. with developing sunshine, southwest wind, middle 50s the expected high. upper 50s in parts of the area as well. sunny start, cloudy finish on sunday. rain moving in.
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change over to wet snow before it ends. not a big storm. the biggest storm is wednesday. looks like a ryne maker. get out and enjoy the 50s. >> gorgeous, huh. the "today" show is next. that's what's happening "today in new york." good morning. holy war of words. donald trump responds after the pope questions his faith for wanting to build a wall along the mexican border. >> he has an awfully big wall at the vat cann ican vatican. >> we'll talk to donald trump live. on the democratic side, hil clinton is booed for a dig at bernie sanders. >> doesn't know what the last democratic president did. it's true. it's true. >> as our new poll shows that race tightening. paying respects. the body of justice antonin scalia set to lie in repose at the supreme court today.

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