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york." download the app on our mobile device. our next hour starts right now. the trump train rolls on. donald trump the clear winner of the nevada caucuses with his sights set now on super tuesday. plus, new this morning, a stabbing on a subway train. police make a quick arrest. the tornado outbreak in the south that leaves behind a trail of destruction. "today in new york" starts now. good morning. 5:00 a.m. on this wednesday, february 24th. i'm michael gargiulo. i'm darlene rodriguez. storm team 4's chris cimino here with the forecast. good morning. >> good morning guys. take a look at that storm system that caused the severe weather. now from alabama through georgia through south carolina. the main center of the storm sitting out in the tennessee ohio valley right now. the heavier rain is going to make a move toward us later this afternoon and toward the evening hours. right now, we're just dealing with lighter showers out there. drizzle as well. areas of fog. there's a couple of reluctant
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there could be an icy spot or two, particularly in the catskills or the poconos. strong winds expected this afternoon and this evening. from 6:00 in the evening until midnight, wind advisories in effect. could see gusts of 50 to 55 miles an hour. all the areas shaded in red, including the city and coastal areas. and gusts to the north and west at 35 miles an hour. damage. right now. 37 the current temperature. midday. by the end of the day, into the the wind and the rain will increase in intensity. you need heavy duty rain gear tonight indeed. let's find out about the commute from lauren. >> this just came in. up to 90-minute delays at laguardia. check in with your carrier if you're flying in or out of newark or jfk. we'll keep you posted on that. the first accident of the morning just came in. northbound on the cross island. that blocks a lane. no delays but wet roads out there. take it easy.
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on the 4s. thank you, lauren. bedford-stuyvesant with what police told us overnight. kat? >> reporter: michael, the mother of the child, she's now here at the 81st precinct police station investigators. she has told detectives that the reason why she wasn't home, friend. but home alone was that woman's daughter. a 2-year-old little girl named ka lynn a muldrow. there was a fire that broke out in the family's apartment and that little girl was found under a bed. she lost her life. she was found two hours after the fire was extinguished when her mother returned home to their apartment in bed-stuy. she was bewildered by what she saw. she saw the fire, asking for her daughter.
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daughter was found under that bed deceased. the 20-year-old has been charged. she's only telling investigators that she was out with a friend, that's why she wasn't home. at some point she'll be led out of the 81st precinct police station and we're waiting to hear from fdny exact cause of that fire on monroe street. >> kat, thank you very much. a stabbing on board an m train in brooklyn. tracie strahan is in bushwick tracie, good morning. >> reporter: darlene, good morning to you. it's been a very violent night in brooklyn. when it comes to slashings. in both cases, both victims are expected to eated one with a 33-year-old man while both were
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southbound. the suspect then pulled out a pocket knife, slashed his victim in the right hand. but police found the suspect still riding the m train hours later. meanwhile, the search continues for a man and woman who slashed a teenager in cypress hills on autumn avenue last night. this was a tag team effort. a woman in her early 20s distracted the victim while a male in his early 20s attacked. the cause of that unknown right now. that teenage victim taken to jamaica hospital where he's being treated. in this instance, the victim got himself to wood hall hospital and both victims are expected to survive the injuries. >> tracie strahan, thank you. right now in louisiana rescue crews are sifting through debris in the aftermath of violent storms there. officials believe the tornado touched down and two people were killed, eight in critical condition. there's more than 200 emergency
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>> what we're asking for is calm from this area. we're asking for prayers. we need that. this community needs that. but it's still a work in progress. still trying to account for people. >> in mississippi, a 73-year-old man died when his mobile home was destroyed. the national weather service says there have been seven tornadoes hitting those two states. states of emergency in louisiana and in mississippi. 5:05 as we check weather and traffic here. chris, you were saying the conditions over there were such that this kind of thing was going to happen. >> i mean, it's not typical in february. but we're in a springtime pattern in most of the country. that's why something like that may happen. in the darkness of night, tornadoes only makes it that much worse, recovery that much more difficult. things are calming down there. but some of that system is headed in our direction. we don't expect that type of
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ld the roads are just damp out there. a little bit of light rain. see the speckles. light rain and showers in between. there. for the morning commute, wet road ways. light rain and drizzle at times. it should dissipate through tile. the day planner, take the umbrella. heavier rain, and showers moving in this afternoon and evening. the wind picks up as well. make sure it's the sturdest umbrella you have. do you have a gust buster? >> no, i don't. i have one that inverts on the street. if you see me, wave. a new accident just in. very wet roads. route 1 9 southbound approaching wilson avenue. something else to note for new jersey commuters, a 45 mile per
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the driscoll bridge to 280. that's quite a stretch. once you're past that, it's still 50 miles per hour. take it easy today. if you're getting on the rails, all good news from there so far. here's the checklist. major commuter lines and subways, no delays or service changes and you need to move your car. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. right now on staten island, a baby-sitter is charged with murder in the death of a 16-month-old boy. police arrested the 31-year-old gloria fields. investigators say she was caring for anthony delgado over the weekend. an autopsy shows the toddler died from blunt force injuries. police say fields texted the boy's mother sunday saying he had fallen. fields faces assault and aggravated sex abuse charges. richmond university medical center on staten island has reached a settlement with the family of eric garner. the hospital sent the paramedics who treated garner as he play dying after being placed in a police choke-hold. court documents uncovered by the
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failed to provide life-saving procedures. under the settlement. they will pay his family $1 million. solving a notorious 2-year-old shooting. two weeks senn -- entering the hotel grounds and a mass gunman wounded him in the face. that was two years ago. since then, he's repeated called for the fbi to help find that gunman. now suffolk's new police commissioner is eager to solve and close this case. now to decision 2016. the results of the nevada caucuses in overnight. shortly after the vote counting began, it became clear it was donald trump's night. kerry barrett is in the newsroom with the results that came in overnight. kerry, good morning. >> good morning. getting used it that. a very decisive win for trump. it doesn't matter who came in second, marco rubio, ted cruz. a back and forth between the two of them. it is three wins in a row for donald trump. after his across the board
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now the next big push is super tuesday in which 11 states, including cruz's home state of texas will vote. but cruz only leads trump there by eight points. >> we won the evangelical. we won with young. we won with old. we won with highly educated. we won with poorly educated. i love the poorly educated. 46% were the hispanics. number one with hispanics. >> the only campaign that has beaten donald trump and the only campaign that can beat donald trump is x years in nevada in the late '70s and '80s. it's a hometown connection he no doubted hoped would lead him to victory there. it obviously did not. trump leads marco rubio in his current home state of florida. in fact, rubio -- he was in the
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there are 6 hurn delegates up for grabs next tuesday. half of what's need today win the nomination. darlene? >> kerry barrett in the newsroom. thank you. 5:09 right now. turning to the democrats. they're three days away from the south carolina primary. that's what bernie sanders and hillary clinton laid out their positions during a town hall meeting. sanders called on clinton to paid speeches. >> why is there one standard for me and not for everybody else? >> i am happen ito release all of my paid speeches to wall street. here it is, chris. there ain't none. >> both candidates used the opportunity to appeal to african-american voters. they're considered an important factor in south carolina's primary. 5:10 right now. aheading the technology that could make your car key obsolete. the one you keep losing. >> better keep your phone charged. scary moments at a subway station.
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approached them carrying this. also, it's a wet, windy day head. it's 5:10. weather and traffic on the 4s coming up. we're looking there at the new
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donald trump projected to win the nevada caucuses in decisive fashion. the votes are still being counted. he has roughly doubled his nearest competitor, marco rubio. governor como goes to ulster county asking for the minimum wage to be raised to $15 an hour. about one month since the historic blizzard hit our area. now some are eligible for help. you can get low interest lopes in the small business association. the pepsi sign could be standing for a long time to come. the landmark preservation commission is one step closer to declaring it a landmark. it's been part of long island
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upset ld weather headed our way. it unleashes forces on us later on this afternoon. the wind gusts could get to 50 miles an hour at times. colder tomorrow behind the storm. that's a couple of days of chill and pleasant weather arrives back into the 50s by sunday. there is good news ahead. meantime, still a few reluctant areas. including sullivan, ulster, dutchess county. winter weather advisory in effect until 9:00. it may come down earlier. we're starting to see the temperatures climb faster. high winds, yeah. that's a possibility. we have a wind advisory along the coast of new jersey. coastal connecticut. low end of westchester county and all of long island from 6:00 tonight until midnight. that's the period for the strongest winds that will buffett the area. 50 miles per hour in gusts, if not higher. the winds could cause damage.
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on in the evening. temperatures around 40 howell, red bank, toms river. upper 30s from woodbridge to sayreville. then low to mid-30s. most of the area is above freezing. that's good news. precipitation that moves in should be liquid now. there's plenty of liquid out here with the system. the center of the storm in western sections of tennessee. it will move northeast ward and take a lot of this moisture with it. right now, lighter showers. but you can see again, they're out there. you need the umbrella in the morning hours. there's mist and drizzle. a damp feel out there. it stays that way. although it's light in the morning, notice a band of heavier showers from 11:00 to 1:00 in the afternoon. another one comes through for the evening commute. the heaviest one to the west in pennsylvania. between 10:00 and midnight, that one there could be embedded thunderstorms and with that, possibly strong wind gust that is could cause some damage. we'll have to watch for that. possibly a severe thunderstorm warning that could break out of a line like that.
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clouds giving way with breaks. it turns windy and colder through the day tomorrow. temperatures start in the 50s and start to drop. rainfall totals between yesterday and today, an nfrp to an inch and a half. locally over 2 inches in connecticut. local street highway flooding. the drier northwest winds move in. cooler into friday as well. look, by sunday, we're back on the rebound. temperatures in the 50s with sunshine. really going to feel nice by sunday. we're not there yet. windy and wet today. the winds strongest in the evening. rain heaviest in the afternoon and early evening. temperatures drop tomorrow from the 50s and chilly but dry friday, saturday with sunshine. back to the 50s for sunday and monday with partly cloudy skies. back to lauren scala. any problems so far on the wednesday morning commute? >> a couple of problems and roadwork. ed cross bronx expressway, you have roadwork westbound between the sheridan expressway and 3rd avenue. two lanes closed until 6:00 a.m. delays are minor right now.
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the cross island an accident by bell boulevard in the left lane. a slow ride through here. heading over to newark on route 1 and 9 southbound in the express lanes by wilson avenue. an accident in the left lane. slick roads this morning. definitely take it easy. leave yourself plenty of extra time. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. lauren, thank you so much. 5:1. a homeless man face charges after he pulled out a gun in front of officers at a queens subway station. reginald clark told a port authority officer i have something for you and pulled out this air pistol. it happened monday afternoon. officers were able to grab the gun and arrest him. clark claimed he was bipolar and off his medication. police are now releasing surveillance video of a man wanted in a string of burglaries in queens. take a good look here. this man breaks into apartment this is rego park, often using fire escapes.
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since december 20th. police say he steals money, jewelry and other items. if you recognize him, give police a call. 5:18 now. happening today in washington, the nation's lawmakers take on now the zika virus. today the senate health committee is holding a hearing to address strong concerns about the spread of zika in the u.s. it's investigating 14 new cases of zika that appear to be sexually transmitted. it's mostly spread by mosquitoes and linked to birth defects. in this morning's money report, sports authority plans to file for bankruptcy as soon as next month. the company missed a $20 million loan payment in january. sports authority is trying to work out a deal with creditors and expects to close up to 200 stores. the colorado-based retailer has not said which locations will close. volvo plans to start selling cars without keys. you can use your smartphone instead. the car maker says bluetooth
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as digital keys eliminating the need for a physical key or key to be. it would not only start the car but unlock the doors and trunk. volvo says it will test the technology starting this spring in sweden for their top of the line models. >> got to get the phone charged. >> have the phone with you. >> i have a keyless. i have that. i forget the key. i leave the key. i have it in the other coat. it's a nightmare. >> it's a nightmare. >> i need to plug the key in. >> just ahead at 5:20, we're going to tell you why the yankees are being told to sleep in at spring training. plus, a big day ahead in the fight to put salt warnings on new york city menus. it's happening again. what a group of wild turkeys tried to do in new jersey. there's a jersey turkeys.
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looking at laguardia airport on this wet wednesday morning. mets outfielder cespedes has a new ride. look what he drove into spring training yesterday. it's a customized polaris slingshot. the three-wheeler has a price tag of $68,000. it's a far cry from his $300,000 lamborghini, though. cespedes recently signed a $75 million contract with the mets.
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>> that's right. it looks like the bat mobile. >> it does. >> batman -- position players for the mets and the yankees will report today. >> however, you will not see the bronx bombers hosting early morning workouts. the yankees are telling players to sleep in. workouts start at 11:30 in the morning. >> yeah. >> something the team tried last year after reading a 2013 study on player fatigue by a stanford professor. isn't it nice that the bosses are reading these sorts of studies. >> chris is like what's the rush? it's spring training. >> it's exhausting. >> 6:00 a.m. >> football players must -- think of what training camp is like. two-a-days. >> player fatigue. get out here. >> playing sports. >> the crack of 11:30. >> there you go. let's hope they get in shape. meantime, weather is not in shape.
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temperatures in the 50s. rain picks up in intensity. you need not only the umbrella but the sturdy iest one you can find. the umbrellas could be inverted easily. maybe a thunderstorm or two through the evening, wind gusts up to 50 possible. rain tapers off overnight, end by tomorrow morning and we see improvement. colder thursday, friday but it's a wednesday. let's think about the weekend. 42, sunny on saturday. chilly but 54 is the mild air pushes back in on sunday. both days are dry. if you want milder temperatures, sunday is your day. thank you, chris. lauren, what's happening? >> we took a look at the wet runways at laguardia airport and it's affecting arrivals at the airport. up to 90-minute delays there. check in with your carriers. i'll let you know if it changes
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southbound on the pulaski skyway, a disabled vehicle. one lane getting by. something to note. thanks very much. for the second time in a week, wild turkeys are targeting people in new jersey. judy she canter heard loud banging at the back door of his east brunswick home yesterday. he saw birds trying to get inside. he did chase them away. remember, last tuesday turkeys in hillsdale attacked a mail carrier, held him hostage in his truck until he had to call police to come to his rescue. >> it was raining. they want to get in. >> jimmy is. >> a new york turkey. >> it's 5:26. still ahead. a warning about a coupon scam that could show up in your facebook feed. also today, it's new chapter in the ongoing case of michael skakel. why he will be back in a connecticut courtroom. >> reporter: i'm katherine creag live in brooklyn where a mother
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alone died in a fire. we'll tell you what she told investigators where she was coming up. if you're about to head out the door, take us with you. york." download the "news 4 new york" app on your mobile device right now.
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new this morning, a mother arrested charged in the death of her little girl who died when their brooklyn home caught fire. two slashings overnight in brooklyn, one on a subway train. a new chapter in the decades old case of michael skakel. good morning everyone. wednesday morning, it's february 24th. i'm darlene rodriguez. i'm michael gargiulo. storm team 4's chris cimino is here with the forecast. chris, are we going to have to deal with this wet start for the whole day? >> yes, it gets wetter through the day. the mist and the drizzle out there. heavy showers move in by mid arn and maybe by midday in locations. to the north, still close to the freezing mark in spots. we're concerned that there could be a deposit of icy patches. for the most part, temperatures above freezing. vail gait 33. 38 in white plains. down the shore, lower 40s. northwest new jersey, starting to see the temperatures pop above freezing. that's good news there.
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moisture sitting to the south and west. it has one place to go, in our direction. right now, we're seeing lighter showers. between mist and drizzle at times, a pocket of heavier showers. you'll need the umbrella. wet roads certainly, light rain and drizzle out there. spotty, icy patches to the north and west. but the heavy showers later. we'll detail that in a bit. lauren scala, what's cook og n the chute? >> roads are certainly wet. there are speed restrictions out there. leave yourself plenty of time to get where you need to go. one on the cross island parkway northbound by bell boulevard. it's in the left lane and causing delays through here. another accident out there. this one not causing delays because it's in the express lanes on routes 1 and 9 southbound. wilson avenue. that's in the left lane. you could head to the local lanes to get around this. we'll have more weather and traffic on the 4s. >> thanks so much, lauren. 5:31 right now. new this morning, a mother
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the death of her 2-year-old daughter when a fire broke out in their home. katherine creag is in bedford-stuyvesant with what police told us overnight. kat? >> reporter: darlene, you can imagine the relatives of that child, they are devastated. the little girl's mother is here at the 81st precinct police station. she faces a number of charges. her little girl only 2 years old passed away in that fire. the little girl's name kaleenah muldrow. by firefighters, the little girl was found under a bed. she had died in the fire. the mother, 20-year-old leila aquino has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child and reckless endangerment. a sergeant tells me she told investigators she was out with a friend. that fire broke out yesterday morning and at some point today,
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mother of the child, leah la aquino brought out of here. we're wafting to find out if she'll face a judge later today. they're still looking at what caused the fire. back to you. katherine creag in brooklyn. kat, thank you. a 16-year-old is charged as an adult in the slashing of a waiter at a greenwich village restaurant. dominic howington was begging customers for money at silver spurs restaurant last week when he was asked to leave. he then got into a scuffle with the waiter who admitted to punching the teen. howington left but came back and slashed that waiter's face. the waiter neefded nearly 140 stitches. howington's grandmother is
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nt owners oppose the shaker symbols and don't want to post them on menus. they plan to tell a judge that the city is overstepping legal bounds by imposing the symbols. the board of health wants to protect the public and wants the symbols posted by next tuesday. 5:34 right now. time for a check of weather and traffic on the 4s. chris, as you said, wet now. the day. >> wetterer indeepd. in a big way. the moist air in place is causing drizzle, light rain from time to time. everything is wet and chilly in the upper 30s. not pleasant through the morning. in terms of looking for drying out, it won't happen. it will get wetter through the day with heavier showers at times. really beginning as early as noontime for parts of the area and continuing into the evening hours with increasing wind too. the evening commute, windy and wet. winds could gust over 40. maybe approach 50 miles per hour at times. thunder and dangerous wind gusts continue for the first half of tonight.
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look for the rain to pick up in intensity through the morning. the only good things is the temperatures will climb to the 50s by the end of day. what's the good or bad news on the commute, lauren? >> let's start with not so great news. right now laguardia reporting up to 90-minute delays because of low visibility. new york and jfk -- we'll take a live look outside to the belt parkway by jfk or look at the tappan zee bridge. both look similar. they're quite wet this morning. there's a speed restriction on the tap. there's the belt parkway. neither have any accidents. slow ride to work this morning. heading to the rails, everything looks good. major commuter lines and subways included. alternate side of the street parking today. new this morning, police in brooklyn are investigating two more slashings overnight. one on the subway train. "today in new york's" tracie strahan is at the myrtle avenue stop in bushwick. tracie? >> reporter: both attacks
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but so far, police only have one of the alleged suspects in custody. we saw a man believed to be the suspect here on the m train loaded into a police car hours ago. authorities tell us he literally had blood on his hands when they found him. they tell us he got into an argument with a 33-year-old man while both were on a southbound m train last night at 10:30. that suspect pulled out a pocket knife and slashed the victim. police, however, found the suspect still riding the m train early this morning. wanted to show you a map now of the incident that happened on autumn avenue in cypress hill nearly the same time. the victim an 18-year-old. this was a coordinated effort. a woman in her early 20s distracted that 18-year-old while a man in his early 20s attacked. that victim is being treated for cuts to his face at jamaica hospital. michael, so far police don't have a description of the suspects in that case. but, again, when it comes to
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train, that man was in custody. back to you. >> tracie, thank you. today a driver is due in court to answer for the new jersey turnpike crash that killed a father and daughter. here's exclusive video of the crash aftermath on monday in jersey city. police say scott happ rear ended timothy o'donnell's van causing the chain reaction crash that killed o'donnell and his daughter bridgett. o'donnell's wife, a cancer survivor, had the difficult task of tell their other daughter. >> the first thing was, asked if i was going to get remarried because she wants a daddy. how did i survive cancer to have my life ripped apart? >> 4 investigates discovered hahn had his license suspended 28 times and twice he was found guilty for unsafe operation of a vehicle. police say speed may have been a factor in this crash. it's 5:37. kennedy cousin michael skakel head back to court three years
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nbc connecticut's leslie mayes is in hartford where the hearing takes place today. leslie? >> reporter: the kennedy cousin, michael skakel could find out today whether he is going to head back to prison or whether he'll get a new trial in this murder case that is now in its fifth decade. since 2013, michael skakel has been free on $1.3 million bond. it was back in 2013 that citing an in -- we should go back. it wasn't until 2002 skakel was sentenced to 20 years in prison for the 1975 murder of his greenwich neighbor, 15-year-old martha moxley. at that time skakel was also 15 years old. in 2013 citing inadequate defense, the judge released skakel and ordered a new trial. skakel's attorney didn't argue that michael's brother could have been martha moxley's killer and did not present a key alibi.
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to have the original conviction reinstated and prosecutors have said if they lose the appeal today, they plan to try to retry michael skakel at some point in the future. this case could tip for quite michael, back to you. >> leslie, thank you very much. a long island pharmacy owner was attacked after telling an employee that he was going out of business. dutch broadway pharmacy has been an institution in elmont for 60 years. police say a long -- he was choked and thrown to the ground by a 27-year-old after the worker learned the pharmacy was closing doors for good. dude nay faces assault and other charges. a teacher in harlem facing charges of abusing his students. police arrested him yesterday. he's worked at ps 194 since 1993. he's accused of throwing a 7-year-old across a hallway. it is his fifth accusation of
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palisades park police chief benjamin ramos is facing workplace harassment and retaliation. last night councilmembers voted to suspend ramos for 30 days without pay while legal advisers review the claims. the nevada caucuses are coming in. donald trump appears to be the big winner again. he's leading with 46% of the vote behind him. marco rubio, ted cruz, they're battling for second place. they're in the low 20s at this point. rubio still has a bit of an edge. trump thanked his supporters a while ago. >> 46% were the hispanics. 46%. number one. >> i want to congratulate donald trump on a strong evening. marco rubio wasn't even in nevada. he's looking forward to the upcoming super tuesday states. we're learning new details about supreme court justice scalia's sudden death.
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his ailments included high blood pressure, diabetes and lung problems. they say he was a smoker. his death is not considered suspicious. meanwhile, senate republicans say they won't meet with anyone president obama nominates to replace scalia. still could tomorrow, complaints that the nfl is introducing children to gambling. a battle between fbi and apple. who apple says should step in. a rainy, windy day ahead. weather and traffic on the 4s coming up.
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welcome back. 5:44. time for weather and traffic to
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sunday. we have the wind advisory in effect. the five boroughs, lower end of westchester county and across long island. this is especially from the evening. about 6:00 until midnight. wind gusts at 50 miles per hour tore stronger. that could take down a tree limb here or there. be careful, especially during the evening hours. futurecast, this is at 6:00. it's projecting wind speeds of 50 mira long the jersey coastline from barnegat to asbury park. 44 miles an hour in the city. 55 miles per hour at 11 clok at night. that's when the line of heavier showers and storms moves through. some gusts over 55 miles per hour a possibility there. inlands spots, gusts on the order of 30 and 35. then it slowly comes down during the day tomorrow, the wind.
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38 it white plains. jfk 41. 42 in westhampton. 43 in long branch. north and west, better news here showing up. above freezing in sussex, newburgh and poughkeepsie. less of a chance of icing conditions early on this morning. still could be a few pockets in the upper hudson valley. the center of the storm system and a lot of moisture rotating ahead of that, we're on the warm side of it. the path of the storm taking it into western pennsylvania. that keeps us on a southerly wind later on today. that keeps us warmer. temperatures climbing into the 50s. it will bring in more rain. right now, lighter showers, drizzle early on. notice at 11:00, 12:00. heavier showers northern new jersey into the city as well. one band sweeps on through and then the evening hours, across the area, the heaviest one sits out to the west. that moves in between 10:00 and midnight. embedded could be thunderstorm abdomen wind gusts over 50 miles per hour. that's more like a squall line coming through and it quiets
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morning. rainfall totals between yesterday and today, could be an inch to 1.5 inches. maybe locally 2 or more. local street and highway flooding at times in the downpours a possibility. a changeable seven-day forecast. once we get rid of the storm, clouds giving way to some sun. chillier friday, saturday. back to the very pleasant 50s on sunday and monday with a mix of clouds and sunshine. let's get back to the pleasant lauren scala. >> not pleasant today. we have wet roads out there. quite a few problems already. let's head to the garden state parkway. if you want to avoid this, head over to the express lanes instead. we have a 45 mile per hour speed restriction on the garden state parkway north of the driscoll bridge to 280. heading to 1 and 9 southbound in the express lanes before wilson avenue, an accident in the left lane. you can head to locals there.
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a disabled vehicle in the right lane. the accident still on the cross island. northbound by bell boulevard, it's still in the left lane. stop-and-go traffic to bayside marina. might want to head to the clear view. that is clear sailing there. we'll take a quick look at the gowanus where there are delays and flashing lights. reports of something on the road there by 39th street. head inbound, expect a bit of a slow ride as you make your way through this area. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. thank you so much, lauren. apple wants to take its fight with the fbi to congress. not the court. the company is fighting a court order to unlock the iphone used by one of the san bernardino killers. in legal filings, apple is asking for congress to settle the issue. the fbi wants a one-time hack, protesters fear it could set a precedent and compromise iphone security. 5:48 now. now to a consumer alert. stop and shop is warning customers about an online scheme
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posts on facebook asks customers to click and share the promotion to receive a $175 coupon. looks real. the deal sounds good. but stop and shop says this is all a fake. says the customers who fall for it may have to provide personal information. facebook is aware of the scam. the nypd just upgraded a high trek tooused to track crime in the city. it's available online and through an app. officers and residents can now see exactly where crime is happening throughout the five boroughs right down to the nearest intersection. the statistics will be updated weekly. an nypd officer wounded in a weekend shootout is recovering at home this morning. it was a sea of blue and round of applause when officer william reddin left kings county hospital yesterday. the 33-year-old officer was shot in the hip saturday morning during a gun knight with jamal funes in bedford-stuyvesant. funes is still in the hospital facing charges that include
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in connecticut, a university is going to have a forum after what was quote a ghetto party. it was held off campus not far from the jesuit school. it reportedly had height students in black face and wearing temporary tattoos and chains. it has not confirmed any students attending but is investigating. also in connecticut, investigators are trying to figure out what caused this bus to go up in flames in stamford. it was a school bus converted into a jets fan bus and used for tailgating. it was found on fire about 20 feet from a home on the corner of club road and can you remember road. firefighters doused the flames. it was fueled by several propane tanks found inside the bus. two nonprofit groups want the nofl stop pushing fantasy games on children.
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the problems with the website nfl rush. the groups contend the prizes can send the wrong message or plant the seeds of gambling addiction. news for your health this morning, children may have an easier time learning math and spelling if they jump around and step away from desks. dutch researchers found children who move more learn more. in a two-year all the time. need to let that out. ahead at 6:00 this morning, lay off the -- we'll tter and instagram. darlene4ny. michaelg4ny.
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time for a check of weather and traffic on the 4s. chris, i thought we would have rain in the morning and a picnic.
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have your picnic inside. the wind and the rain will pick up in intensity through the day today. there's a big storm section in the tennessee, ohio valley. all of that moisture will be moving in our direction this morning. the moisture we're seeing is generally light, spotty in nature. drizzle, mist and a few showers embedded in there as well. but, again, the rain picks up toward noon. actually by 11:00, 12:00. heavier showers start to move in. by the end of the day, in the mid-50s. the winds could gust. late afternoon, through the first part of tonight, a thunderstorm coming through. temperatures in the low 50s and it stays quite windy. coming up again in the next hour at 6:00, we're going to talk about the storminess of today. also chilly weather to follow but only briefly and a much nicer weekend. the details at 6:00. chris, thank you very much. very wet roads this morning. visibility not great out there. a good day to take the trains. good news, they're running at or close to schedule. the commuter lines and subways, no reports of delays or service changes. where we do have reports of
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up to 90 minutes on arrival because of low visibility. no report of delays at jfk or newark. keep a close eye on that and let you know if it changes. >> thanks, lauren. it's 5:55. happening today, a proposal for free parking during legal holidays heads to the city council. brooklyn councilman vincent gentile is introducing the bill. it would suspend them on president's day and veterans day and other religious holidays. it would help drivers. newark is moving ahead with a crackdown on uber drivers at newark liberty airport and penn station. the city put the plan on hold this week because the port authority opposed it. but after yesterday's meeting, newark public safety officials say they'll begin to ticket and tow drivers who violate taxi and limousine ordinances. the port authority says the city doesn't have jurisdiction. it's 5:56 now. coming up next at 6:00 a.m., amazon now they're getting into
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thu this morning, a string of slashings, one victim attacked on a subway train. donald trump dominates the nevada caucuses. now the focus turns to super tuesday. look out for slick spots as we get ready for heavy wind and rain headed our way. "today in new york" starts now. good morning everyone. it's wednesday morning. it is february 24th. i'm darlene rodriguez. i'm michael gargiulo. chris, rain last night and it continues. >> a little bit of a lull at least in the heavier rain right now this morning.
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slowly climbing above the freezing mark. there's still a few spots at freezing. there could be a few slippery spots in the distant suburbs north and west. winter advisories are in effect. most nearby suburbs well above freezing. upper 30s to the 40s across long island and down the jersey shore. for today, drizzle and light rain this morning. by 11:00, 12:00. heavier showers move in especially through the afternoon and evening commute. the evening commute will be windy and wet. there could be thunderstorms and dangerous wind gusts of over 50 and 50 miles an hour. that could cause damage. plan on the day planner going downhill. the only thing that's up is the temperature. it will head to the mid-50s by the end of the day. a little after 6:00 a.m., there are trouble spots out there, right, lauren? >> there are. very wet roads. we've had quite a few accidents. most of them have cleared. but i'm sure there will be more coming as more people are on the wet roads. port jervis commuters, 84 westbound before mountain road
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lane there. watch out for poor conditions there. we'll show you the visibility. the george washington bridge, you can't really see the span in the distance. there are no details into the tolls on either level. lincoln and holland tunnels okay. we'll have more weather and traffic on the 4s. >> thanks so much lauren. two frightening slashes in brooklyn. one on the m train. tracie strahan is in bushwick. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, darlene. there's been a lot of action for the nypd in the overnight hours. the victim of the attack here actually walked himself to the hospital after being slashed in the hand and punctured two times in his neck. the suspect in that case mass been apprehended. in the other case, those suspects remain at large. want to show you now video of what happened last night. this is the man believed to be the suspect found on the m train literally with blood on his hands according to police. they tell us he got into an argument with a 33-year-old man
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train southbound at 10:30 last night. that suspect pulled out a pocket knife and slashed his victim. police found the suspect riding the m train hours later. i'm going to show you a map of what happened on autumn avenue. this time in cypress hills around the same time last night. the victim here, 18 years old. search is on at this hour for a man and a woman believed to be behind this attack. they distracted the 18-year-old victim while the man in his early 20s attacked him. it's unknown what may have led to that attack. but darlene, we can tell you that 18-year-old is recovering at jamaica hospital. he was slashed several times in his face. back to you. tracie strahan in brooklyn, thank you. new this morning, learning how police have arrested the mother of a little girl killed in a fire in brooklyn. kaleenah muldrow's body was found after flames ripped through the apartment in bedford-stuyvesant. her mother, leila aquino wasn't home at the time of the fire.
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the welfare of a child. in the next half hour, we'll tell you what she told investigators when asked why she wasn't home. the driver karjd in that deadly crash on the new jersey turnpike is due in court. this happened monday in jersey city. he rear ended timothy o'donnell's van causing a chain reaction crash that killed o'donnell and his daughter bridgett. hahn faces the charges of vehicular homicide and manslaughter. happening now, there are states of emergency in both louisiana and mississippi. the national weather service says at least seven tornadoes hit the two gulf coast states. one of the hardest hit areas was convent, louisiana. officials say two people were killed when a tornado hit a trailer park there. in mississippi, a 73-year-old man died when his mobile home was destroyed by the storm. coming up on 6:04. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. chris, al roker was saying the
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suddenly due to the nature of how they form. >> this storm is intensifying. that's what happened last time. especially after sunset and darkness. it is very, very difficult. you can see the center of the storm is still here. that line that pivoted through the gulf coast states -- eastern georgia, portions of south carolina. it's now snowing in missouri and northern arkansas. so that's how intense the storm is. it has about all four seasons attached to it. as it moves in our direction, primarily a rainmaker. it will produce gusty winds. not out of the question that we may hear a rumble or two. just misty and drizzly out there. nothing particularly heavy through the morning commute. wet roads well to the north and west. still could be an icy spot here or there. but that should change by 8:00 or 9:00. everybody is in the 40s and 50s this afternoon. the rain will pick up in intensity as will the wind. we'll talk about the wind in different areas. let's get over to lauren scala commutewise. how is it looking? >> we have delays of up to 90 minutes on arrivals at
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no reported die lace at newark or jfk. check in with carriers. low visibility and wet roads and runways could affect people flying today. heading over to the trains, great idea to take the trains today. don't want to get on the roads. all running without delays or service changes. the buses are in good shape. the ferries in good shape. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. thanks so much, lauren. it's 6:035 right now. now to donald trump's sweeping victory in nevada. it is his third straight win. "today in new york's" kerry barrett in with the poll results. >> actually, some results just in from the las vegas sun. trump walking away with 46% of the vote, rubio, we understand second with 24%. cruz in third with 21. they're neck and neck. ben carson, 5% of the vote and ohio governor kasich comes in with 4. that is three wins in a row for trump. the next big push is super
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600 delegates up for grabs. 11 states participate. including ted cruz's home state of texas. the polls show that he only leads trump there by about 8 points. certainly that hometown connection did not work for marco rubio last night. he spent several years in nevada back in the late '70s and early '80s. in fact, he's not even in nevada right now. he's moved on to minnesota and michigan. >> i get greedy. i want money, money. i tell you what we're going to do. we get greedy, right? now we're going to get greedy for the united states. we're going to grab and grab. we're going to bring in so much money and so much everything. >> they're still counting the ballots so we don't know the exact results. but i want to congratulate donald trump on a strong evening tonight. >> the polls in michigan show that john kasich is coming in
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the fact that trump has won in three different air yeas. the moderate northeast and the far west in nevada and south carolina. it shows how strong his appeal is across all boards at this point. >> kerry barrett in the newsroom. thank you. coming up on the "today" show, interviews with donald trump and marco rubio. that's ahead at 7:00 a.m. turning now to the democratic candidates, they're zeroing in on saturday's south carolina primary. that's where bernie sanders and hillary clinton took part in a televised town hall meeting last night. the african-american vote will be crucial in that state. sanders said there is "a racist effort to continually obstruct president obama." >> to say that the president of the united states who won an election fair and square was not a legitimate president really undermines what we are as a nation. >> we have serious challenges, and i think it's important for
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people to be honest about those. >> both candidates tip their battle over the role of big money donors, role they play in campaigns. this morning, we're learning a woman accused of stealing a city bus was a former mta bus driver fired over the summer. police say 34-year-old headily took the bus on a three block ride in east harlem early yesterday. she got behind the wheel after the driver told her to stop smoking on the bus. there were no passengers on board. surveillance video got a glimpse of the bus speeding down the street. headley was taken to the hospital for evaluation. happening today in washington, the nation's lawmakers take on the zika virus. the senate health committee is holding a hearing to address growing concerns about the spread of the zika virus. they're investigating 14 new case that is appear to be sexually transmitted. it's mostly spread by mosquitoes and linked to birth defects. 6:08 now. in the cnbc money report, a
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troubles. landon dowdy joins us with details and more. we should say, landon, the latest retailer to have trouble. >> unfortunately, michael, you're right. sports authority could file for bankruptcy as soon as next month. the company missed a loan payment in january. reports say that the retailer plans to close up to 200 u.s. stores. the sporting goods industry is dealing with competition from amazon and walmart. amazon, you may buy a suit on amazon but would you buy a suit made by them? >> they have private label fashion brands. they range from men's suits to women's accessories and children's clothing. prices appear to be affordable. men's suits for 300 bucks. amazon is not publicly promoting the venture just yet. michael, you're a fashionable man. >> i'm wearing a kindle right now. >> darlene, he's going to have a new wardrobe.
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>> i'll really be able to push his buttons then. >> thanks, landon. coming up next, a new battle in the war over new york city's salt warnings. we're going to tell you what's happening today. then later, new turkey trouble in new jersey. find out why -- what these wildfowl were targeting this time? plus, weather and traffic on the 4s is coming up. you're watching "today in new york." you can't predict the market. but through good
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it's 6:13. four things to know. donald trump took the top spot in the nevada caucuses. marco rubio was second. ted cruz came in third. an nypd officer wounded in the weekend shootout is recovering at home this morning. officer william reddin was shot in the hip saturday morning during a gunfight in
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the governor is on a road trip around the state to push for the minimum wage to be raised to $15 an hour. stop and shop warning customers about an online scheme that promises free groceries. the company says what you're seeing is a fake post on facebook. it's asking customers to click and share the promotion. customers who fall for it may have to provide their real personal information. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. mildew becomes the flavor of the week around here. the dampness is out here. there's drizzle and mist, areas of fog and it gets worse. heavier rain moves in especially by late morning, early afternoon and then on and off waves of evening commute. it turns colder briefly behind the system later tomorrow, tomorrow night into friday. the weekend is pretty pleasant and milder. lot of changes. eventually better changes. not the case early on. 6:00 officially there's a wind advisory in effect. the national weather service and
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lower end. westchester county. gusts could reach 30 and 40 miles per hour. futurecast shows that by 7:00, wind gusts anywhere from 40 to 50 from the city out across long island, down the shore. as that line, that squall line approaches, gusts close to 50. 11:00 at night, 50 or better across the jersey shore. long island, between 50 and 55 miles an hour. each north and west, you'll see gusts of 30 to 35. then finally by tomorrow morning, brisk and breezy. as you move forward through time, less in the afternoon. school day forecast, rain gear is needed for the kids throughout the day today. they'll have to take it off when they're in class. 3:00, 3:30, dismissal, 55 degrees. it's mild. the bad news is the rain could be falling hef live at times and windy after school with temperatures remaining in the 50s. right now in the upper 30s to low 40s in and around the city
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further north you go, mid-30s. couple of spots could be at the freezing mark. just below it. could be a slippery spot, icy spot. most are going away as the air continues to warm. big storm centered in the tennessee valley. lot of moisture up the coast with a strong southerly wind. as the storm tracks to the west of us, that brings in the warmer air. that will force the wind into the south and temperatures go into the 50s. that wind is going to howl later on today. lighter showers in the area. you need the umbrella through the morning and throughout the day. steadier showers approaching by noon. in the mid-50 eads. heavy showers through the evening hours. maybe thunder showers embedded in there. only in the low 50s. tomorrow, it looks like the rain is gone. by the morning hours, the clouds will start to break and it looks like we'll see temperatures fall from the 50s ear early in the day into the 40s. 39 that's it for friday. 42 saturday. that's a reminder that it's still winter. back to the 50s on sunday and monday. a mix of clouds and sunshine.
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find out the latest on the commute if you're heading out the door. things are getting colorful on the maps. most of the accidents have cleared. a couple of things going on. we'll run you through some delays. on the harlem river drive, always delays out there. heavy, heavy today from the 150s down to the arcade triboro bridge. a stream of taillights by 135th. no reports of incidents on the roads but the traffic pattern over there causes delays. the gowanus, by 92nd street, after you get off the verrazano bridge inbound, we have reports of an accident by ft. hamilton parkway. a minor accident. waiting for confirmation on that. the delays back to the verrazano bridge. once you get past it, things look good a look outside at the belt parkway, by lefferts boulevard, very heavily congested out there. another slow spot. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. more weather and traffic on the 4s.
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one of the convicted killers in the cheshire home invasion one step closer to a new trial. a judge made a new ruling. he agreed that police failed to turn over three recordings which could have helped his defense. komisarjevsky was found guilty of murder of a mother and his two daughters. it's headed to the highest court. police say he pulled a gun out in front of officers at a subway station. police say reginald clark told a port authority officer, "i have something for you" before pulling out this air pistol. happened outside the air train at jamaica station monday afternoon. officers were able to grab the gun. they claimed he was bipolar and off his medication. a bergen county police chief is temporarily off the job. palisades park police chief benjamin ramos is facing allegations of workplace harassment and retaliation. councilmembers voted unanimously to suspend ramos for 30 days
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review the claims. today, the battle over new york city's salt warning heads to court. restaurant openers are challenging this shaker symbol. the city's board of health wants them placed next to high sodium items on menus. they want to do that starting next tuesday. now, restaurant owners plan to tell a judge the city is overstepping its bounds and the city insists it's trying to warn people of a health risk. so the debate over the -- it happened with large sodas. >> now this. it's a debate that continues. >> people are going to weigh in on both sides for sure. 6:19. taking style to a new level. we'll tell you which local baseball player is wowing crowds with this sweet ride at spring training. not good for today's weather though. don't forget, follow us on facebook and twitter. darlene4ny, michaelg4ny. instagram as well. you're watching "today in new
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welcome back. 6:23. wednesday morning. in new jersey for the second time in a week, wild turkeys are targeting people. a man heard a loud banging sound at his home yesterday in east brunswick. he saw the birds trying to get inside. he chased them away. last week, a mail carrier was attacked and he was held hostage in his truck until police rescued him. there was another turkey
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engine running. the rockettes are hading to its ranks. the line stretched for a block. the rockettes known for shows during the holiday season. they started adding warm weather performances last year. this year's rockettes new york spectacular actually runs from june 15th to august 7th. if you're around in the summer, you get a chance to see the rockettes. you don't have to wait for the holiday season. >> love the rockettes. always give a beautiful show. >> rockettes season never ends now. it's a 12-month thing. kind of cool. >> have to get you out there. you always commune with the camels. >> i don't mind spending time with the rockettes. >> no, just the camels. >> i get stuck with the camels. >> they would smell great in weather like today. not that they smell great in any weather. it's damp out there. the dogs won't smell too good either. drizzle and light rain this
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heavier showers closer to noon. it gets windy too. southerly wind could gust to 40 and 50 miles per hour by end of the day. 55 the high. tonight, windy, stormy, could be rumbles of thunder the first half of the night. after midnight, things will start to calm down. temperatures still mild overnight in the low 50s. we're looking ahead. besides a storm today, the colder weather follows. by the latter half of the weekend, a nice warmup. lots of weather going on. lots of changes. keeps me busy. that's good. >> so right about the dogs smelling bad in this weather. my dogs smell like i buried them and dug them up again three times. bad. >> it's wonderful. >> fragrant. the white dog, they smell bad and they're filthy. good luck having a white dog. on the roads, they're crowded this morning. we'll talk about an accident. we'll head over to the maps. on the gowanus headed inbound. before third avenue, an accident shuts down two lanes.
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camera right there, that's at fort hamilton parkway. very congested and slow going. let's take a live look outside at the long island expressway. also pretty backed up this morning. westbound, no reports of nif specific problems out there. just lots of people trying to get somewhere on wet roads. leave space between you and the car if front much you as you head out the door this morning. >> thanks, lauren. 6:26. coming up next, new overnight developments in a fire tragedy. >> reporter: i'm katherine creag live in brooklyn where a mother has been arrested and charged. her 2-year-old daughter left home alone died in a fire. where was the mother? we'll tell you what she told police coming up. >> reporter: and it's happened again. two slashing attacks in two different neighborhoods in brooklyn at nearly the same time. i'm tracie strahan live in bushwick with more on search for suspects. 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
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charges in the fatal fire that claimed the life of a toddler. two separate slashings in brooklyn. one attack happening on the subway train sgriefrjts plus, a growing battle against uber that could impact your next trip to newark liberty airport. 6:30 a.m. on this wednesday, it's february 24th. i'm michael gargiulo. i'm darlene rodriguez. let's check in with chris cimino looking at the we dher today. good morning. >> good morning. starting out drizzly, the rain is fairly light. if you're heading out and planning to be out all day and coming back later, i would not take the lightweight umbrella because the rain and wind will increase. drizzle drizzle, light rain during the commute. towards the city as well. by noontime, through the afternoon, waves of heavier rain. the eefrng commute, wet and windy. thunder and dangerous wind gusts perhaps over 50 miles an hour. we have a wind advisory in effect. big storm system right now. heaviest rain to the south and west. lighter rain overhead. that heavy rain sitting to the
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get in here through the day. it's still a chilly 38. misty out there. look for the rain to pick up in intensity from noon on. look for the temperatures to climb. so will the wind speeds. i'll let you know how windy it gets and where if in a little bit. here's lauren. it's fair to expect a slow ride today. very wet roads and poor visibility in areas. we have a couple of trouble spots out there. one being the gowanus. inbound for third avenue, an accident blocks the right lane. that's an improvement. delays are not as bad as bfr. here's what it looks like at hamilton parkway. stop-and-go traffic back to the verrazano bridge. much better news for those that ride the rails, major commuter lines and subways today running on or close to schedule. that's the way to go if you can. the roads will be a slow ride to work. we'll have more weather and traffic on the 4s. lauren, thank you very much. new this morning, a mother is facing charges linked to the fatal fire that killed her young daughter. "today in new york's" katherine creag in bedford-stuyvesant where that mother is being held
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kat, police are trying to figure out how this young girl came to be alone in this home at that time. >> reporter: right. exactly, michael. exactly how long. had she been alone and that mother of the child remains here at the 81st precinct station house. she faces a number of charges. the little girl who died, her daughter, two years old. her name kaleenah muldrow. relatives describe her as beautiful and always happy. she was found two hours after the fire was extinguished when her mother returned to their apartment on monroe street in bed-stuy. she saw the aftermath of the fire, became frantic and began asking for her daughter. after another search was made by firefighters, the little girl was found under a bed. she was pronounced dead at the scene. the mother 20-year-old leila aquino charged with endangering the welfare of a child and reckless endangerment. she told investigators she wasn't at home because she was out with a friend. at some point today, she'll be
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we're also waiting to find out from fire investigators as to the exact cause of the fire that started in the apartment building of that mother and daughter. back to you, michael. >> kat, thank you very much. right now a staten island baby-sitter is under arrest accused of killing a 16-month-old boy. 31-year-old gloria fields is charged with murder, assault and aggravated sex abuse. investigators say she was caring for little anthony delgado over the weekend. an autopsy shows the toddler died from blunt force injuries. fields texted the boy's mother sunday claiming that he fell. happening today, kennedy cousin michael skakel returns to court. connecticut's highest court will hold a hearing as to whether he should have another trial. skakel was convicted in 2002 in the killing of martha moxley, a greenwich high school student. that was in 1975. three years ago, a judge granted skakel a new trial after he claimed he had an inadequate defense. prosecutors are appealing that decision.
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nevada caucus. donald trump, the political steamroller smashed the competition again. >> we won with highly educated, we won with poorly educated. i love the poorly educated. >> late numbers show trump with a whopping 46% of the vote. ted cruz congratulated his opponent. he's running a close third to marco rubio's second place showing. rubio's already campaigning in next week's super tuesday states. all right. 6:34 right now. the 4s. >> hi. still chilly and damp out there. slight concern that there could be an icy patch here or there. effect. ulster, dutchess county, sullivan county as well. pike, sussex county. hopewell junction, those areas above freezing. newburgh and sussex, monticello at the freezing mark. little concern there. upper 30s, low 40s in long island, down the jersey shore. anything headed our wave today is in the liquid form.
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strong wind gusts. we could see gusts 50 to 55 miles per hour. this is 6:00 to midnight. that's the prime period. even to the north and west, gusts at 35 miles per hour. wet roadways for the morning commute. just a spot here or there of ice. changes on the way the rest of the day. we'll detail that coming up on the 4s. latest on the commute, taking you to the air. >> rails in good shape, ferries, buses. laguardia reporting up to 90-minute delays on arrivals. no reported delays at newark or jfk. check in with your carriers today. low visibility, wet roadways could affect traveling. on the road, an overturned tractor-trailer on 84 westbound after mountain road. that blocks the right lane. this is in the greenville port jervis area. be careful. we've had a couple of problems here. the holland tunnel, 20 minutes inbound out there right now. 20 minutes inbound at the lincoln and 15 at the george
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take your pick. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. the next weather and traffic update on the 4s. 6:35 right now. new this morning, a slashing attack on a subway car and it wasn't the only one overnight. "today in new york's" tracie strahan is in bushwick with more. good morning, tris. >> reporter: darlene, good morning to you. both attacks happened at nearly the same time last night. so far, there's only one person in custody. that guy was found at this station literally with blood on his hands. want to show you video of that suspect. the man believed to be the suspect being loaded into a police car just a few hours ago. authorities tell us he got into an argument with a 33-year-old man riding a southbound m train last night. the suspect pulled out a pocket knife and slashed his victim in the right hand. that man suffered two puncture wounds in his neck also. he took himself to the hospital for treatment. police found that suspect still riding the m train, again, with blood on his hands around 2:00
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the search continues for someone that stabbed auto owe two suspects i should say. here's a map of that. a man and a woman they're looking for that slashed and 18-year-old around 10:30 last night in cypress hills. police say this is a tag team effort. the woman in her early 20s distracted the victim while the man attacked. the victim is being treated at jamaica hospital from cuts to the face. when it comes to that attack, darlene, we don't know what prompted it. this is certainly alarming because it's become, for lack of a better word, a trend when it comes to these slashings. many unprovoked. back to you. >> we've seen an increase. tracie, thank you. 6:37 right now. meanwhile, a 16-year-old is charged as an adult in a slashing of a waiter at a greenwich village restaurant. dominic howington was begging customers for money last week at a restaurant when he was asked to leave. he got into a scuffle then with a waiter who admitted to punching him. howton left but returned minutes
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the waiter needed 140 stitches. the nypd is giving you new access to crime data in your community. it's right at your fingertips. the come stat 2.0 is available online and through an app. officers and residents can now see exactly where crime is mapping throughout the five boroughs right down to the nearest intersection and the statistics will be updated weekly. on long island, the fbi is -- it happened two years ago at the oheka castle in huntington. a mass gunman wounded the castle's owner, gary melius. they're turning to federal agents for help. he pleaded for the fbi to get involved because he still fears for his life. it's 6:38. two window washers are laughing off a scare that was 65 stories in the air. the scaffold they were on at the marriott courtyard hotel on 54th street in midtown got stuck yesterday afternoon. you can even see it swaying in the wind and the rain.
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the firefighters were able to cut the thick glass and pull them to safety. you see it there on the left. a scaffold mechanic who helped them out said the two men came off the rig and they were laughing and joking. newark say says it will begin to ticket and tow uber drivers at newark liberty airport and penn station. the city put the plan on hold this week because the port authority opposed it. after yesterday's meeting, newark public safety officials say they will ticket drivers who violate taxi and limousine ordinances. the port authority says the city doesn't have jurisdiction. happening today in new jersey, councilmembers expected to vote on a law to bring more peace and quiet to the streets of jersey city. the proposal would put decibel caps on noise coming from residential and commercial properties. it's based on a similar law in place in hoboken. the noise levels, they would be measured by noise control investigators. if you violate, you could face a fine of up to $3,000. all right. 6:39 right now.
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too good to be true. we'll give you the details on a new facebook scam. weather and traffic on the 4s coming up.
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live look at times square. a popular site abdomen the skyline to be preserved forever. the historic pepsi-co la sign. it's one step closer to becoming a new york city landmark. they recommended landmarking the bright red 60-foot tall sign. it's been a treasured part of the landscape since back in the
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that is iconic indeed. north and west of town, we're a little concerned in a few spots in ulster county, dutchess county, temperatures around freezing. maybe the deeper valleys below freezing with a little light rain moving back in. still could be icy patches. that's up until 9:00 a.m. next concern becomes the wind. that really kicks in, especially late afternoon and evening. from 6:00 in the evening into about 4:00 a.m. tomorrow morning, we have a wind advisory in effect. coastal areas of connecticut, lower westchester county and monmouth and ocean counties. 50 miles per hour or higher. that could cause some damage. here's our futurecast wind gusts at 7:00 in the evening. gusts of 40 or better. near 50 along coast. even the city at 45 miles per hour. as the front approaches towards midnight, gusts over 50. along the jersey shore. between 50 and 55. 56 at north port. around 40 miles per hour in the city. gradually, the wind gusts come down.
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tomorrow. but the gusts 25 to 30. peak period this evening through midnight and early morning. 38 in the park. 39 in brooklyn. this is going to be an all rainmaker for all of us as the system moves on. 34 sussex, newburgh and poughkeepsie. freezing in monticello. a lot of 40s along long island and the jersey shore. the track of the storm again is going to be to the west of us. the ohio valley, western sections of pennsylvania. counter clockwise winds. notice the circulation. that means we will get into a southerly wind. that mcans warmer air from the south. temperatures here in the 50s and 60s right now. that air is being transported in our direction. that's the good news. milder air. the bad news is there's a lot of rain and thunderstorms in that same direction toward us. lighter rain right now. notice the areas of pink showing up in here. they're embedded in here. could be a pocket or two of freezing rain. we're concerned about portions of sussex county, ulster, duchess county.
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future tracker, by noontime heavier showers get going, northern new jersey, hudson valley, into the city as well. bands of rain through the evening hours. this is the squall line we're worried about. this could produce severe weather as it moves on through between 11:00 and midnight. then we'll start to see our weather improve by tomorrow. rainfall totals out of this. an inch to 1.5 inches possible. over 2 inches possible towards the north and east in portions of connecticut. working our way through the day tomorrow, the rest of the week, it gets better. 53 early tomorrow. temperatures drop tomorrow afternoon. only upper 30s for friday. it's dry. 42. 50s by sunday into monday. in fact, mid-50s with a mix of clouds and sunshine. deeper into the commute we go, deeper into the problems perhaps, lauren. >> no miej juror problems on the roads. visibility not great today. the worst of the delays is because of an accident on the gowanus eastbound by third
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here's p what it looks like at fort hamilton parkway. leave yourself time here. we'll take a look at queens. just overall, you can see a slow ride westbound on the l.i.e. the van wyck is jammed up. some reports of flooding really closer to down here, like after the belt parkway. going. no matter where you go today, it's going to be a slow ride. are open. we like that. one issue on the rails. downtown a trains running local from hoi street to broadway junction. the major commuter lines look great. mass transit is a best bet on a day like today, back to you. a consumer alert. stop and shop warning customers about an online scheme that promises free groceries. it asks customers to click and share the promotion to receive a $175 coupon. it sounds good but stop and shop says it's fake. customers who fall for it may have to provide personal information.
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the yankees are hoping extra zs in spring training mean more ws when the season starts. according to the "wall street journal," the team is telling the team to sleep in. training starts at 11:30 in the morning. this is something they tried last year after reading a 2013 study about i by a stanford university professor. position players report for the yank ooegs and the mets today. yoenis cespedes is in port st. lucie. yesterday he showed off his new ride. it's a polaris slingshot customized. it has a price tag of $68,000. it's estimated to have a top speed of 135 miles per hour. he signed a $75 million contract with the mets. can we ride that on the west side highway? >> you can. good luck. all right. up next, the next generation of robotics, wait until you see what this high tech machine can do. don't forget.
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welcome back. looking at the new jersey turnpike. 38 degrees out on this wednesday morning. this morning, we're seeing the newest incarnation of the atlas robot. >> it's designed to be able to walk outside in different terrains. it had a few stumbles in the stroll but it never fell over. a boston dynamics demonstrated how it responds to being pushed. i saw that at the ranger game last night. oh, no. the video will be hidden from the robots when injury takes over. >> sort of like the drunk guy who -- >> i was going to say that. >> with his wits about him. the "today" show is coming up in a few minutes. we'll check in with savannah and willie. >> you have a lot of experience knocking down drunk guys from what i just heard. i don't know where you're hanging out. good morning to you.
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south overnight and more severe weather expected today. al is watching it. donald trump winning big in nevada and leading polls in most of the super tuesday states is the republican race. now a done deal? his republican rival marco rubio joins us as well. >> that video did not match his words. >> carson's turn to be an intern. he's loading luggage. even moving the plane. yes, he's a ramp agent at jfk when we get started on a wednesday morning right here on "today." can you tell carson, i have a blue roller that i was taking to pittsburgh. >> you have to clek it at the gate. >> the one with the flower luggage tag? >> that's right. >> you know him. >> you know it well, savannah. thanks so much. >> see you guys. up next, chris is going to update us on the rain heading our way. you're watching "today in
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new this morning, a mother facing charges lipgd to the fatal fire that killed her young daughter. >> katherine creag is in bedford-stuyvesant where the mother is being held right now. >> reporter: that brooklyn mother is at this police station. she told investigators that she wasn't at home because she was out with a friend. but home alone apparently according to police, her 2-year-old daughter kaleenah muldrow. she was found two hours after
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she was found under a bed when their mother returned to the apartment at monroe street in bed-stuy. she saw the aftermath of the fire and asked for her daughter. she faces a number of charges, including the endangering the welfare of a child. we expect to see her when she's let out of this police building later on. back to you. >> katherine creag, thanks you. now to tracie strahan with the latest on two new slashings in bushwick. >> reporter: both happened around the same time last night. one suspect was loaded into a squad car with blood on his hands about 2:00 this morning. that's the man believed to be the suspect. this is an attack that happened at 10:30 last night. he and another man, 33-year-old got into an argue ult on the southbound m train. the suspect pulled out a pocket knife and slashed the victim in the hand and twice in the neck. the other attack happened in cypress hills. an 18-year-old is the victim there. police are looking for a man and woman behind that attack. back to you. >> tracie, thank you very much. the battle over the sodium
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restaurant owners challenging this. the salt shaker symbol. they want them placed next to high sodium items on menus starting next tuesday. restaurant owners plan to tell a judge the city is overstepping its bounds. the city insists it's trying to warn people of a health risk. one more check of traffic. lauren? >> we have delays and service changes on the subways. major commuter lines are good for today. that's the way you want to go. we have delays and service changes on downtown "a" and 2 trains. in addition to that, an accident on the new york state through way near exit 10. an accident voifg tractor-trailer inbound by third avenue. the delays are back on to staten island. really jammed up at the bridge. heading over to the van wyck expressway, southbound out by liberty avenue, an accident there as well. no matter where you go, expect a slow ride. at least the roads are open and
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lauren, thank you. it's damp out there. light rain now. the wind will become the bigger story in the afternoon and evening. wind advisory in effect city, long island, coastal new jersey and connecticut. lower westchester from 6:00 through 3:00, 4:00 in the morning. we could see gusts of 50 miles per hour or higher. a big storm is headed in our direction with wind and rain. right now, the rain as we zoom in closer is light. well to the north and west, might be an icy patch here or there. winter weather advisories in the distant suburbs for a while longer. the bottom line is the wind and the rain really start to pick up in the afternoon and the evening hours. evening commute will be messy. wind gusts, again, over 50 miles per hour possible first half of tonight. quieter tomorrow, clearing out. 53 about falling temperatures. colder weather, drier. by the weekend, sunshine and clouds and temperatures back into the 50s early next week. if you have app shopping, this is the time to download the weather app. you want to follow the storms closely. >> no snow in the forecast?
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50s coming back. this is all good stuff. >> thank you, chris. >> all right. the "today" show is coming up next. that's what's happening "today in new york." have a wonderful day. good morning. three-peat. >> we're winning, winning, winning. >> donald trump cruises to victory in nevada, his third straight win in the republican presidential race. super tuesday is a week away and he's ahead in nearly every state. does he think the nomination is his to lose? we'll talk to him live. tornado outbreak. >> it's crossing the road. look at that! >> a string of twisters across the south, entire neighborhoods wiped out. the damage stretching from louisiana to florida.

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