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this morning, one candidate is out, another has new life. the results from an eventful election night. parents are outraged. a city concerned about its water. its newark preparing to test thousands of children for lead poisoning. just be glad it's not us. right now the second pussest est busiest subway system is shut down for emergency safety inspections. good morning everyone. it's wednesday morning, march 16th. i'm darlene rodriguez. i'm michael gargiulo. chris has the morning off. storm team 4's dave price is here. dave, great to see you. >> good to be here. on a nice day, too. we're going to start off with temperatures relatively comfortable. 43 in emerson. 44 in larchmont. 46 in sheepshead bay. generally in the 40s. 50 as you head to parsippany. in the city, temperatures at the half century mark in central park. same in the hudson valley. nice day ahead. we are in the middle of a warm trend or at least beginning that
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it's not going to last a long time. we'll take it while we have it. partly cloudy conditions greet us as we take that stuff out of our eyes and wake up. sun and clouds at noontime. 55 degrees. scattered showers and 58 at dinnertime with a high of 62. that's a quick look at your weather picture. let's say hi to lauren with a look at your commute. >> thanks, dave. speaking of subway systems. we have fastrack maintenance on the b, d, f and m lines. no trains overnight at the 6th avenue stops from 14th to -- you can take the shuttle bus service as an alternate option. other overnight track work listed here. the next weather and traffic update ahead on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you. decision 2016 and what's called mega tuesday. five states holding primaries. for the most part, the night belonged to the frontrunners.
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bernie sanders nearly won missouri but fell short. donald trump led the republican field with victories in four out of five states. fell short of essentially locking up the nomination with a loss in ohio. "today in new york's" tracie reaction. >> we knew this would be a make or break race. for marco rubio, it meant the end of the road. this morning, donald trump is halfway to the republican nomination. winning every state but one. that's a win that kept ohio governor john kasich in the contest. after a major victory he needed in his home state, kasich will be the only candidate campaigning today since he trails ted cruz and donald trump by a big margin in the delegate count. trump squeaked out a win in north carolina and missouri and taking illinois, ohio and florida. that's a win that forced florida governor, marco rubio, who
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>> america needs a vibrant conservative movement, one built on principles and ideas, not on fear, not on anger, not on preying on people's frustration. >> i will not take the low road to the highest office in the land. >> do you want a candidate who shares your values, or a candidate who has spent decades opposing your values? >> the fact is we have to bring our party together. we have to bring it together. we have something happening that actually makes the republican party probably the biggest political story anywhere in the world. >> on the democratic side, a sweep for hillary clinton last night. she moved closer to securing the democratic nomination by winning all five states in tuesday's primary. bernie sanders was hot on her heels in at least one state. ohio. he didn't give any indication on his future of the campaign,
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>> we are moving closer to securing the democratic party nomination and winning this election in november. >> we are doing something very radical in american politics. we're telling the truth. >> hillary clinton's campaign will focus on upcoming primaries in arizona, idaho and utah. that's next week. and focus on the primary in new york, darlene, where the polls are starting to show increased support for bernie sanders. >> traciw strahan, thank you so much. the weather now? >> house speaker paul ryan is not rule out accepting the gop nomination for president. ryan spoke exclusively to cnbc john harwood at the capitol. he didn't rule out accepting the republican nomination if delegates turned to someone outside the current field. ryan will chair the republican convention.
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joining in the chorus calling on governor chris christie to resign. yesterday, mayor steven philip launched step down chris.com. others called on christie to live office. he rejected criticism of his decision to skip a state trooper's funeral on monday to campaign with donald trump instead. governor christie says the mayor wants to be governor. new this morning, two men wanted in a possible hate crime in hell's kitchen. the video is hard to see. but here are the men suspected of beating up a man last tuesday on 9th avenue. he shouted statements during the -- he suffered a broke ep nose and bruises to his face. the college student in north korea was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor. seeing video of otto warmbier in that court.
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the undergraduate student was accused of stealing a political poster. he apologized for that on camera in a statement that some experts think may have been coerced. 4:35 right now. time for weather and traffic. starting off with dave price in for chris. good morning. >> good morning, guys. a couple of clouds out there. but a nicer day certainly than yesterday. it's going to be pleasant, temperatures on the warm side. let's zoom on in and take a look. as you can see, there's not much precipitation at all in the picture. it's off to the west. we are going to see a chance of showers later on. towards the end of the day. that's going to be the pattern over the next several days. afternoon to evening showers for the most part. right now temperatures in the area from kingston at 49 to lagrange at 46. 47 in montgomery. the wider pictures show the temperatures hovering around the 50-degree mark. warmer in pine barrens. 44 in montauk. 38 in bridgewater and 46 in monticello.
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right now, again, partly cloudy skies. but it looks like we're going to stee a mix of sun and clouds through the day. a high of 62 degrees. 58 tonight at 6:00 p.m. don't forget that chance of showers. we'll have your full forecast in a couple of minutes. right now, let's get you going on time to where you need to go. lauren's got the magic answers. thank you. as you can see, lots of magic on the roads. not too many people are on them. everything is nice and green out there. we have a little bit of construction that will get in your way as you head out the door. if you're headed to the holland tunnel, the covered roadway is shut down in both directions between jersey avenue and tonnelle avenue. the goethals bridge, the traffic holds are there this morning. that will be out there until 5:00 a.m. shut down in both directions. otherwise, things are moving nicely. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. >> thank you very much, lauren. we expect to hear more details about the plan to test thousands of newark schoolchildren for lead
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comes days after the water supply is shut off to 30 schools. "today in new york's" katherine creag is there with the story. >> reporter: michael, it only raises concerns as you can imagine for the parents who are so worried about their children. some of the youngest children, in fact, in the newark school system will be the first ones to be tested. this is one. schools, one of 30 buildings, in fact, in newark that had elevated levels of lead and we know testing will begin quite immediately. newark city health officials will do the testing with help from the state. drinking fountains at schools like the one we're at, branchbrook and other schools, they've been turned off. the newark health director says tests will begin immediately with 2,000 toddlers who get early childhood care. once the younger kids are tested, other students will be as well if their parents want
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newark schools will release more information on lead testing today. for parents we talked to, they said this is a no brainer. they support the testing that will be done. >> it's a problem. but i believe it's something we will overcome. just going forward, i appreciate everybody chipping in with the bottles of water. >> reporter: how it's been explained to us, this is voluntary testing. parents have the option to not have their children tested. you can imagine, michael, the parents that we talked with, each and every one, they want their children to be tested to get the questions answered. also, there's a rally tonight with parents and more information on our website. nbcnewyork.com regarding the tests and the lead levels in some of these schools. back to you, michael. >> understandable concern about that, kat. thank you so much. a north bergen teenager killed walking home from a party will be laid to rest today. the wake for brian rodriguez, he
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killed when a car jumped the curb and hit them earlier this month. a third teen survived the crash. the driver was speeding and high on pcp. just received these photos of suspects in a disturbing supermarket assault at the stop and shop on east 174th street monday afternoon. investigators say one followed a 16-year-old girl into a back locker room and grabbed her by the hips and touched her inappropriately. the victim screamed, that person ran away. he's described as a man in his 30s dressed in black with what is also described as perhaps a lazy right eye. students on alert at fordham university after a pair of robberies. two students were mugged within minutes much each other near the rosehill campus monday night. the first robbery, the thieves held a gun to an 18-year-old girl's neck. in the second holdup, the crooks held a knife on the 21-year-old man. the robbers believed -- they took wallets and cell phones as well.
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you're going and you're not alone. >> i try not to walk alone. >> police are warning students, stay alert, put the phones away and pay attention wherever you're walking. australian officials say a piece of debris that washed ashore on a french island is unlikely to be from the missing malaysia airlines jet. the debris was discovered on reunion island by the same man who found a wing fragment in the same spot. the wing is the only fragment said to be from the plane with 239 people on board. it's going to be a nightmare commute for hundreds of thousands of people in washington, d.c. that subway system, the metro, is apparently -- abruptly, rather, shut down due it safety concerns. on monday, there was an electrical fire. that filled one of the downtown stations with smoke. transit officials want to check all of the cables systemwide.
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would take weeks to do that work. by the way, they hope to have it done by tomorrow morning. it will be the nation's second busiest subway system shut down this morning. d.c.'s metro, the second busiest besides new york city. it's a big system. >> imagine that inconvenience. >> a whole system shut down. it's 4:41. just ahead, the broadway show that hit a money milestone in record time. plus, sleight of hand. the search for a man caught on camera stealing donations. when we could see more rain. weather and traffic on the 4s is coming up. don't forget, follow us on facebook, twitter and instagram. michaelg4ny. you're watching "today in new
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it's 4:44. four things to know this morning. donald trump won four out of five states up for grabs in last night's primaries, losing only in ohio. hillary clinton took every single state.
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suspending his campaign after losing in his home state of florida. tonight in newark, parents plan to rally before the city council meets there. they're upset about the recent findings involving lead in the water supply at schools. plans are being finalized to test thousands of students for lead poisoning. instagram is changing things up. instead of showing users. most recent post, it will prioritize the posts of people you most interact with. come on. >> just when i got the hang of it. wicked, it hit the $1 billion mark from broadway sales alone. this is from just broadway, not the tours. shows are running for more than 12 years. this is the fastest that any show has ever reached that milestone. all right. three headlines for you as we start the morning. spotty showers, but that's going to be later today. it's going to be a nice day other than that. we're going to continue that
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when we're expecting afternoon and evening showers to roll on through. but i think the parade weather, all in all, will be good. we'll get to that in a minute. cooler trend as we say hello to spring, oddly enough. we could have a wintry mix to the north and west. certainly some cooler temperatures. right now, though, a nice start to the day. 44 in point pleasant. red bank at 42. howell at 38. mercerville at 40. 42 as you head further north up the coastline. 50 in newburgh and poughkeepsie alike. 38 a cold morning in the pine barrens barrens. sussex checks in at 41. you can see the showers off to the west. some of that will push in our direction. but for the time being, we have a real nice morning with a couple of clouds mixed in with what will be sunshine after the sunrise. let's look at the school day forecast everyone as we put it all together. get your books, get ready for the school bus. we should be at the 50-degree mark at 8:30.
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55 degrees. wear the light jacket. listen to mom. our high today 62. a shower chance after school. get the activity in as soon as you can. you can see the clouds will begin to push on in from the west as we head to tonight. there are the showers pushing through. those will continue on and off through the evening. clearing out overnight. as we head through the parade, the clouds will move on through and the afternoon towards the latter end of the parade. we could see scattered shower activity. bring umbrellas just in case. today we're calling for temperatures to get to 62 degrees. a mix of sun and clouds. again, i think we have the possibility of scattered showers in the picture. so just plan for that. tonight, we'll see temperatures dip down to 47. mostly cloudy with spotty showers still in the forecast. there is your seven-day. it's going to be a cool weekend everyone. we say hello to spring sunday at 12:30 a.m.
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lows about 30 degrees on saturday. bundle up as we say hello to the last weekend of winter and the first day of spring. that's a quick look at your forecast. let's check in with lauren and see how the commute is this morning. lauren? >> good morning. so far so good for the morning commute. you can see lots of green on the maps. we have roadwork on the cross bronx expressway. it's a little colorful there. it's a bit of a slow ride westbound. two lanes shut down by third avenue. delays are not bad. i'll keep you posted on that. a live look outside. show you what the roads look like at the george washington bridge. smooth sailing on both directions. lower level is open. a reminder that you'll need your e-zpass headed that way. on the van wyck expressway, we have roadwork out there. it's not causing any problems yet. >> thank you, lauren. two of the three men who died in a tugboat crash on the
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a funeral mass will be held for 63-year-old paul ammon in new jersey. family and friends will say goodbye to timothy conklin in west bury, long island. the search has been called off for harry hernandez of staten island. his remains will be recovered next week when the tugboat is pulled from the bottom of the hudson river. in brooklyn, a thief was caught on camera stealing from a charity. so watch the lower right-hand corner of the screen. the police are trying to find the man in the red hoodie who swiped the charity box. took it right off the counter. it's at 18th avenue and borough park. the funds meant to go to children. a brooklyn mother is the main suspect in the drowning of her own daughter. we first told you about this death on monday morning. yesterday police hauled in lynn lee to the back of the squad car. this was two days after the incident that was sunday night. she's accused of drowning
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bathtub inside their apartment in sunset park. lee charged with second degree murder and manslaughter. opening statements expected in the case of a new jersey woman accused of killing her son. they found his body in edison in 1992. investigators say at the time his mother, michelle lud zin ski changed her story several times about how her son vanished. 25 years later, prosecutors say they have evidence linking her to her son's murder. the trial will take place in new brunswick. a wild chase between police and the speeding driver with an infant in the car that ended in a horrific crash in mt. vernon. they tried to pull over this white nissan in the bronx about 5:30 yesterday evening. the driver sped off, hit several cars before coming to a stop on fourth street in mt. vernon. two people arrested the woman in the back seat suffered serious head injuries. that infant, the baby is okay.
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driver who ran -- that 20-year-old woman is in serious condition. she was hit on route 17 north near ridgewood avenue just after 8:00 last night. investigators looking for a dark-colored toyota suv. they say it should have some significant damage to the right front fender and to the right side mirror. the city council of ferguson, missouri, has agreed to adjust the department plan to overhaul its police force. the deal comes more than a year after an officer shot and killed michael brown sparking demonstrations across the country. this is the same plan that the ferguson city council rejected last month, prompting the justice department to file a lawsuit. it is 4:51. apple firing back at the government's demand that the company crack an encrypted iphone. the tech giant submitted papers yesterday. apple says the justice department is trying to stretch the law in a way that, "the founders would be appalled." apple adds, america's privacy
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the fbi wants apple's help to get data from a phone used from one of the san bernardino shooters. new guidelines that could change the way doctors prescribe painkillers. look out a above, there's been a spike in hawk attacks. >> okay. this morning, local officers to the rescue for a group of kittens abandoned on a city street.
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beautiful view. it's gotham city. >> yes, it is. >> there's batman. police in brooklyn, real life heroes. they rescued a litter of kittens that someone threw away apparently. yesterday, officers responded to a call of animal cruelty. this was in williamsburg. they found the kittens in a suitcase. they're being cared for right
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police are investigating. >> they're beautiful gray kittens. gorgeous. i'm not a cat person. i'm more of a dog person but adorable. >> speaking of beautiful. beautiful, beautiful, handsome. >> how do you like that for a seg segue. let's see what you can expect as you start off the morning. 62 degrees should be the high temperature. winds out of southeast. probably 5 to 10 miles per hour. not doing much to affect how it feels to your skin. 47 tonight. spot showers. this is going to be the story. we're seeing a lot of weak fronts kind of roll on in. wind out of the south 5 to 10. as we head through the next seven days, we went up, then we go down. the weekend will be chilly. 49 on saturday. a big half marathon in the city on sunday. it is going to start off on the cool side.
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but we say hello to spring sunday morning. >> yes. >> 12:30 in the morning. how about that. >> this is happening. >> i'll call dave. we said hello to summer last week. now spring. the roads look good. we saw fastrack maintenance that should wrap up in five minutes or so. they're not making stops in any of the stops along 6th avenue in the city -- excuse me, in manhattan. if you are getting on the other rails, we have the track work on the 1, 2, 4, 6 and a. expect delays and service changes. >> lauren, thank you. repairs expected to get under way in new york city's newest subway station. yonkers contracting which did the original work on the hudson yard station will now be footing a $3 million repair bill. officials say shoddy construction led to widespread leaks. they were forced to shut down bathrooms and escalators. the repairs are expect today take 8 to 12 weeks.
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prescribe certainreainkillers as drugs of a last resort. new guidelines released by the centers for disease control and they recommend doctors avoid giving their patients potentially deadly opioids including oxycodone and vicodin. when they're needed, the cdc says patients should be monitored and given the lowest dose. lawmakers in albany passed a bill ending the tampon tax. they unanimously passed a bill that exempts them from the 4% sales tax. the measure now goes to the state senate. if passed, new york will become the 11th state that does not tax feminine hygiene products. something you may not think about in our area, in connecticut, an overprotective bird of prey is targeting people. some residents in fairfield are recovering after being attacked by a hawk in recent days. police say there have been at
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similar to this one near mill hollow park. one scratched a man on his head and another went after a postal worker and took on animal control officers and they believe the birds could be protecting little ones in a nearby nest. >> no, they don't like that. in a few hours, new yorkers could experience the new rise of true domain i can't. justin true dough will visit the u.n. later tonight, he will be honored at a dinner at the waldorf astoria hotel. just last week, he and his wife attended the star studded white house state dinner. >> he gets carded there before they serve him a glass of wine. new york state senate approved a bill that would make st. patrick's day a school holiday here in new york city. state senator tony a bellow was behind that. he's heard from many irish americans that the department of education once again scheduled
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st. patrick's day. he called it an important day of cultural and religious celebration for millions of irish-american citizens. the st. patrick's day parade here in new york. you can watch it live on nbc 4 new york and nbcnewyork.com with our own lauren scala and gus rosendale. coverage starts at 11:00 tomorrow morning. >> looking forward to that. absolutely. if you head out the door, please take us with you. >> download the "news 4 new york" app on your mobile device. our next hour starts right now. fallout from mega tuesday. another big night for the front-runners and the last stand for one candidate. we're breaking down the results. plus right now, fears of lead in the water in newark. a different kind of test planned for thousands of local students. new this morning, a harsh sentence for an american student
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"today in new york" starts now. good morning. 5:00 a.m. on this wednesday, march 16th. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm darlene rodriguez. chris is off. dave price is here with the forecast. dave, i have your clicker. >> i have another one. >> i was hoping to wreak havoc. >> i'm sure you were. not going to happen. >> nice to see you everybody. unless this is lauren's, in which case i'll tell you what's happening on the 1, 2 and 3 trains. want to remind you, we're tweeting live through the show all the time. all the information you need to know. 42 in hampton bays. hello to everyone in amagansett. wading river 41. mastic beach at 40 degrees. as we widen out the picture, temperature at 50 degrees in poughkeepsie. 49 in new york city and 38 in edge water. what can you expect as you walk out the door? partly cloudy skies. temperatures just shy of 50 degrees. as we head through the day,

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