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bad news, rain on the way. but that's actually some good news too. because we need it. we have a dense fog advisory in effect for sections of new jersey and limited visibility throughout the region. sections of long island seeing visibility under a mile. and along the jersey shore and inland locations as well. 53 to start. we've lost a degree in the last hour. 61 with clouds for the most part. rain rolls in later today. could see heavy rain and thunderstorms down to 61 tonight. there's where that dense fog advisory is in effect from sussex to morris to middle section and somerset, monmouth, hunter ton, and warren counties visibilities are limited. the full forecast coming up in a little while. lots of clouds today, keep that in mind. you've got to drive carefully on the roads and emily will get you where you need to go. >> much better on the belt parkway, had that crash at leopard's boulevard, everything has been cleared and reopened. garden state parkway, police activity southbound at the
so hopefully not too much of a delay. take a look here, grand central park way near laguardia, things are moving along fine. starting off your monday morning commute without too many problems. today marks three years since a deadly school massacre in newtown connecticut took the lives of 20 children and six adults adults. for the first time the anniversary falls a school day. school administrators at the elementary school plan to keep everything as normal as possible. there will be a moment of silence at the middle school and high school. >> the anniversary being marked for events that are calling for gun control. today several groups will be meeting in lower manhattan. "today in new york's" katherine craig is there for the latest. >> reporter: a rally scheduled at the federal building in broadway. lawmakers, you'll be seeing them, also a large gun control group. large events today like they took place over the weekend.
the orange walk are the goal to end gun violence. they gathered to commemorate the three-year anniversary of the sandy hook tragedy. some also talked about losing their loved ones to gun violence. moms demand action for guns in america, that's one of the groups that gathered there. also on a similar note, new york senator charles schumer and governor cuomo demanded the federal government shared classified watch list information on suspected terrorists. those who can't fly because they're on the terror watch list. to prevent them from legally buying guns. >> to allow people to you believe have terrorist connections to buy guns is so irresponsible that people must be living in a state of denial. >> reporter: there are those who oppose more gun control, arguing people's constitutional rights shouldn't be taken away without due process. and kerry, again, the event here today, broadway and lower
congresswoman maloney, some gun control advocates will be gathering here. it's expected to be a large gathering. also might hinder traffic a little bit around 11:00 a.m. back to you. >> we'll check in with you throughout the morning, thank you. a good look at two robbers in the bronx, they burst into an auto body shop waving guns in the morris park section friday afternoon. a business on stillwell avenue is where it took place. the video shows the men forced two people into the back of the business. police say they got away with $2,000. this morning commuters finally able to drive on first avenue on the upper east side. that road is open once again for the first time in just about a week. it was shut down between 61st and 64th street after hundreds of bricks came crashing down from the facade of a high rise on 63rd. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. dave price, good morning. >> good morning to you and good morning to everyone.
everybody today. 53 degrees in new york city. temperatures don't vary a whole heck of a lot. 55 in montauk. 52 in poughkeepsie. 53 bridgewater. 54 trenton. 46 monticello. monticello typically cooler. overcast conditions right now. that's what we can expect. as we head through the morning watch for fence dog advisory in effect through about 10:00 through sections of new jersey. 61 at noon. i think still cloudy for the most part. scattered showers as we head through the end of the day, the rain begins in earnest, heavy rain around 6:00 tonight. 62 and we'll clear out overnight but not before heavy showers and believe it or not possible thunderstorms. how springlike. later on tonight. that's a quick look at your weather. now let's see what's happening in the world of traffic and transit. >> it looks okay for your commuter checklist. keep in mind larr new timetables out today. jfk air trains, shuttle buses
today, due to track maintenance. a lot of detours with the new york city buses. a few, not bad. new jersey transit, alternate side rules are in effect. long island, a community came together to quickly rebuild a 9/11 memorial destroyed by vandals on saturday. local firefighters found out about it, purchased building materials and worked through the night to rebuild the monument. 80-year-old bill murphy first ago. yesterday firefighters gave him the honor of placing the eight-foot flagpole back in place. this morning a massage therapist accused of sexually abusing a client is headed to court in nassau county. police say george garcia inappropriately touched a woman 3rd. they say he was working at elements massage in rockville center when the woman says that he touched her. police would like any other possible victims to come forward.
for a shooting suspect on a dirt bike who opened fire in east harlem on second avenue last night. neighbors say a group of men on dirt bikes and motorcycles riding up and down the street, police say one of them pulled out a gun and shot a 19-year-old man. >> all i hear is the motorcycles. and then three shots. back to back. i thought it came from the motorcycle. the wheels or something. but then i came out and saw what was going on. >> the teenager was taken to harlem hospital and is due to be released. police have not made any arrests. russia summoning turkey's military attache because of the latest tensions between those uncountries. the rugs say one of their battleships had to fire on a turkish fishing boat. they say it happened yesterday in the aegean sea near greece. the russians insist it was only a warning shot to avoid collision. this morning president obama crossing the potomac over to the
america's battle against isis. then we should hear from him in the noon hour. the white house says don't expect any changes in strategy, however, "usa today" is reporting that u.s. war planes are making some changes. they're now bombing moving targets like oil tankers to cut oil profits to isis. northern new jersey is extending its black bear hunting season. the division of fish and wildlife had hoped 700 bears would be caught. but as of saturday, 472 have been killed. the extended season begins wednesday and ends on saturday. animal activist groups are protesting the hunt. they call it inhumane. if you use twitter, you might have gotten a warning. the social media service said e-mail to some of its users warning them that a foreign government may be trying to hack into their accounts. the e-mail says that somebody could be trying to steal phone numbers and other personal information. so far, though, there's no evidence that they have been
it's something to keep your eye on t unhis morning for sure. 5:07. just ahead, brand-new poll numbers just released. why they may be cause for some concern for hillary clinton. also ahead this morning another chance to score a deal. it is not cyber monday but it is green monday. we'll tell you all about it. and it's going to be another warm day in december. but it's starting off with a little bit of fog. weather and traffic on the 4s is
stay ahead of the storm with the new york news app for iphone. click the news, select the weather tab, see the latest forecast, submit your own weather photo. the news 4 new york app for iphone available in the app store. four things to know. today marks three years since the shooting at sandy hook elementary in newtown, connecticut. it is the first time the anniversary falls on a school day. today there are several events calling for gun control. that in 15 minutes. it took about a week but finally a stretch of first avenue on the upper east side is open once again. the bike lanes still off-limits. police had it shut down after
a building on 64th. there are two lanes on 63rd that are still shut down because of fears that more bricks could fall. today is the third biggest online shopping day of the season. it's being called green monday. this was concocted by ebay as its biggest sales day of the year. companies like amazon and walmart are also getting involved. today is the busiest holiday mailing day of the year for the united states postal service. that means more people will be dropping off cards, letters and packages than any other day of the year. the agency recommends sending packages by december 21st for christmas arrival and estimate more than 15.5 billion pieces of mail will be sent this holiday season. >> i don't know, green monday seems more like gray monday to me. soggy start to the week. we've got plenty of clouds around. keep the umbrellas handy. several doses of rain this week. and it looks like we are going to see near-normal temperatures
but we're still in a moderate bubble with respect to climate. take a look and see what's going on. visibility around the area limited. 1.25 miles in islip, that's up. car mile in belmont, 3 miles in bridgewater. just watch it, 2 1/2 miles in monticello. dense fog advisory in effect through about 10:00 this morning. as you head through some of the counties in new jersey, sussex, morris, warren, hunterton, somerset, middle section, ocean counties. if you're traveling in those areas take it slow and easy, don't use the high beams. 53 in new york city. 52 in poughkeepsie. 55 in montauk. 54 in westhampton. 52 in morristown. 53 in bridgewater. not lot of variation. how about yesterday? just remarkable. look at all of these records set in central park, in jfk, bridgeport, islip. laguardia, you didn't set a record but you may very well today. because once again, these are where the temperatures stand and
degrees in the park. so we very easily could break some more records today. 6 straight days of 60-plus temperatures in december. only one day in the 40s. so far we're 9.5 degrees above our norm for the month and there's no big call-down coming. a return to norms for the end of the week. but that's about it. then we slide up once again. storm tracker shows plenty of clouds in the area. the rain to the west. see what the future holds for us. you can see scattered showers to the north but nothing doing as far as big rain. then we're cloudy conditions at about 11:00. it's not until evening time when the major rain begins to roll on through. some heavy rain tonight. possible thundershower activity. how about that for springlike weather conditions. and then 11:00 still scattered showers. moderate rain. and pushing out before let's say 3:00, 4:00 a.m. when we begin to clear, and tomorrow looks like a good day. today clouds and rain, heavier stuff during the latter portion of the day.
the south to un southeast to 15 miles per hour. tonight we are going to get to 56 degrees. and that's where we bottom out. south winds 9 to 13. still breezy, temperatures in the 50s and 40s to the far north and west. tomorrow we clear out. so keep in mind over the next seven days, we are going to see gusty conditions tomorrow but a little more sunshine. that's nice. we should stay dry. wednesday, gorgeous day, 54. some more rain rolls into the picture thursday into friday when we could see a shower. i think the weekend looks good. it will feel freezing but it's not. it's just what it should be like this time of the year. watch for that dense fog advisory this morning if you're out and about. emily's got more on your commute this morning. >> take it easy with the fog, the low visibility, garden state parkway police activity and that is causing a bit of delay. it's off to the side. the flashing lights causing people to slow, take a look. it's at the driscoll bridge heading southbound. here's the turnpike moving along independent into fine.
speed restriction from delaware memorial bridge to 7-a and interchange 12. the lincoln tunnel this morning, not going to find any delays head around the helix, looks like a pretty good go. the holland and the george also no problems there. and a check of the alexander hamilton bridge where that's a pretty good ride too. whether you're going to the george, which again looks great, or the cross box you should not have any problem. you have to move the cars today, alternate side rules in effect. it is 5:16. now to decision 2016. new numbers overnight from our nbc/"wall street journal" poll show how the front-runners would fare against hillary clinton. they're out one day before the next republican debate. tracy potts is live in washington with the latest matchups. >> reporter: good morning. it's brand-new information this morning. kind of interesting. when you take a look at the fact that the top republicans have got some work to do if they want
>> i think i'm going to be the one that beats hillary. >> reporter: but our numbers show right now he can't. brand gnaw at midnight from our nbc/"wall street journal" poll, both donald trump and ted cruz would lose to hillary clinton if the election were held today. trump by 10 points, cruz by 3. ben carson and marco rubio could beat her but they're not topping the field. >> they're kidding themselves, i'm going to win. i'm not one of these other guys that dose gown. i don't go down, i go up. >> reporter: ted cruz has the momentum, now leading in iowa, and within 5 points of trump nationally. the cruz team tweeted this photo fielding 4,000 phone calls in iowa this weekend with fresh criticism from his rivals. >> when it comes to experience in congress you've got almost 9,000 years worth of it. i don't know that that is really the correct answer. >> each time he's had to choose between strong national defense and some of the isolationist
he seems to side with the isolationists and this is a important debate issue. >> reporter: tomorrow's debate lineup, trump still center stage. keep in mind trump center stage, trump averaging at the top of the latest polls, even considering the comments he made last week, about muslims, controversial but not having a huge impact at least so far on his numbers. >> looks like ben carson has dropped from first to fourth, down 18 points, pretty significant. what is his reaction? >> reporter: that's a big slide in just two months. considering where he was before. you know, asked about it he says, polls go up, polls go down. and interestingly he said, i wasn't excited when the polls went up, i'm not going to get too excited now. sounds like he's in it for the long haul, or at least until after iowa and new hampshire and maybe super tuesday when we start to perhaps narrow down that field a bit. >> we shall see. tracie potts in washington, thank you. a political turnaround for governor chris christie. he's back on the main stage for
debate in las vegas. you may remember he was moved to the smaller earlier debate last month. but christie showing a resurgence in recent polls. as for former governor pataki he did not make the cut for the main event. >> this evening hillary clinton will be onstage in downtown brooklyn speaking at a three-day conference that is under way right now concerning immigration. mayor de blasio is speaking there this morning. the two other democratic candidates, bernie sanders and martin o'mally, are also expected. will ferrell returns to saturday night hive to make a special announcement. >> i've made a big decision. i'm entering the race for president of the united states of america. the field of republicans out there is so messed up i figured it makes you miss me, doesn't it? >> ferrell appeared as former president george w. bush in the opening skit to poke a little fun at some of the presidential hopefuls. next week two other famous alums
fey and amy poehler return to host the show together. looking forward to it. always great when they come back. >> you can't help but giggle watching he's the best. >> he's the best george w. bush in the history of "snl." all right, it is 5:19. straight ahead, an honor for two veterans. one of them as a matter of fact is a dog. the photos and the story that are going viral. better late than never. how some construction workers granted a christmas wish 70 years after a little boy made
stay ahead of the storm with the news 4 new york app for iphone. tap the news 4 logo and see the latest forecast, interactive radar, submit your own weather photo. the news 4 new york app for iphone available in the app store. >> welcome back. it is 5:23. 53 degrees out there and foggy george washington bridge. we'll check with dave in just a moment, get the latest on weather. first a man in england is proof it's never too late to have your christmas wish come true. >> builders remodeling a house in england found a 6-year-old boy's letter to santa inside the chimney. the letter was written 72 years ago. the builders answered the letter and brought christmas gifts to 78-year-old david halock who still remembers the letter he
>> i think that was rather precocious in asking for a silk tie. i can remember with my mother bending down and putting it up the chimney and waiting for the draft to take it up. >> that is so cute. >> sweet. halock said the gesture is lovely. he's going to wait until christmas day to open those gifts like a good boy. that's the sweetest thing it reminds you of children, they're so innocent, and they wait for santa. they really send those letters out. love it. >> perfect. >> a silk tie, huh? that is a dapper young man. >> so precocious. hey, dave. >> on your wish list, umbrella. not sunglasses. it's going to be 62 today. we put that up graphic, why? because we've got the clouds, we've got the rain, we've got some morning fog as well. dense fog advisory in effect for sections of new jersey. you saw that live picture of the gwb just a moment ago.
take it really slow. the advisory in effect through 10:00 this morning. i think lots of clouds today. the heavier showers later on today into tonight. we could see thundershowers as well. periods of heavy rain before late overnight clearing tonight, down to 56. more records could be broken today. we'll update you with the full forecast in minutes. we do have "l" train delays. service is suspended both ways between myrtle avenue and rockaway parkway this morning. also with your commuter checklist, larr does have new timetables but everything is starting on schedule. so very good news for your morning ride. a heart-warming photo of a soldier and his canine companion recovering side by side. this photo has gone viral. this is army specialist andrew brown and his military working dog rocky. they were injured in a roadside bomb. this was last week in afghanistan. but a picture of them recovering has been shared online more than 1,000 times. another photo being shared
with a purple heart pinned to his collar. >> he deserves it. they both do. speedy recovery. just ahead, new findings in the fight against cancer. plus a parish scandal. reaction to allegations against a local priest. lower manhattan. a big gun control rally is scheduled to take place. many events today. they'll mark the third tragedy. details coming up. >> take us with you. keep watching "today in new york." download the news 4 new york app
rate now, three years since the shooting at sandy hook elementary school today. new calls for gun control. also new this morning, armed men burst into a local business. finally, some good news for drivers on the upper east side at the site of those falling bricks. "today in new york" starts now. good morning. it's monday morning. it's december 14th. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> just about 5:30. i'm kerry barrett. michael off today, he'll be back tomorrow. >> chris is off this morning. dave price is here. >> nice to see you.
advisory in effect for sections of new jersey. foggy start for a lot of folks regardless of where you are. 53 degrees on the thermometer right now. clouds and rain, clouds for the most part during the day. rain i think rolls in a little later on during the early evening. we could see some thundershowers as well and heavy rain tonight before it all wraps up in the middle of the night. 6:00 p.m., it's going to be sloppy out there. as far as the dense fog advisory, keep it in mind if you're traveling through sections of new jersey from sussex all the way down to ocean county and as far out west as warren and hunterdon counties as well. keep it in mind as you get in the car that the visibility may be under a mile. the wet stuff comes a little later on today. to get you where you need to go we say hello to emily. >> good morning. with the "l" train, service is suspended both ways between myrtle avenue and rockaway parkway. shuttle buses are there. take a look at the brooklyn bridge this morning. that is moving along.
bqe looks like a nice ride this morning. 5:30, we're following breaking news in new jersey. "today in new york" in rochelle park in bergen county, there's a large crime scene. >> reporter: good morning, darlene. we just arrived on the scene a few minutes ago. a lot of police activity here right now. this is all unfolding in front of the bergen county board of social services. right in the parking lot. i want to show you video we shot just a few minutes ago. you can see a toyota camera in the parking lot, it's got the doors open, the windows are blown out. police have been searching that car. we understand this may be a possible police-involved shooting. the bergen county prosecutors major crimes vehicle taped out this parking lot. a lot of investigators on the scene. they've closed off much of this area. the ramp from route 17 to passaic is shut down, keep that in mind. once again we're waiting just to get a little bit more information.
that's the latest from here in rochelle park, back to you. it is 5:31. new this morning a good look at two robbers in the bronx. they burst into an auto body shop waving guns. check this out. it happened in the morris park section. this was friday afternoon at a business on stillwell avenue. the video shows these two forcing two other people into the back of the business. police say they got away with about $2,000. today marks the sad anniversary of newtown, connecticut. it has been three years since a deadly massacre at sandy hook elementary took the lives of 20 children and six adults. for the first time the anniversary falls on a school day. school administrators at the elementary school say they plan to keep everything as normal as possible today. there will be a moment of silence at the middle school and the high school. the anniversary is being marked with calls for gun control. several groups will gather in manhattan. in lower manhattan, kat?
newtown remains fresh in people's hearts and minds. a big rally with a gun control group scheduled to happen in lower manhattan. we'll see a number of lawmakers similar to the gatherings we saw over the weekend in central park known as the orange walk. thousands of people gathered there. their goal to end gun violence. they gathered to commemorate the three-year anniversary of the sandy hook elementary school tragedy. some talked about losing their loved one to gun violence as well. also related to this, new york senator charles schumer and governor cuomo demanded the federal government share classified watch list information on suspected terrorists, those who can't fly because they're on the terror watch list, to prevent them from legally buying guns. >> if the federal government won't move to close the terror gap, the states should. and the federal government should facilitate that in whatever way possible. not stand in the way. >> reporter: senator schumer called on the department of justice to help establish a
these lists because right now they are classified. darlene, we're hearing from those who oppose more gun control measures, they argue people's constitutional rights shouldn't be violated unless they have due process. back to you, darlene. >> katherine creag, thank you. drivers can look forward to a smoother morning commute on the upper east side. first avenue open once again. this is for the first time in about a week. it was shut down between 61st and 64th street after hundreds of bricks came crashing down from the facade of a highrise. it's 5:34 right now. weather and traffic on the 4s on monday morning. dave price, good morning. >> we have got limited visibility out there. so you really got to be careful. a dense fog advisory in effect for sections of new jersey. but it doesn't mean that we don't have problems elsewhere. down to a mile in farmingdale. three-quarters of a mile at islip.
quarter mile in bell mar, quarter mile in trenton. take care this morning. overcast skies, 53 as you walk out the door. we talked about that fog. i think through the day, lots of cloud cover. maybe periods where we see brightness or a peek of sunshine. but then later on today the rain really rolls in. we could see scattered showers before the 6:00 hour. keep in mind heavy rain tonight. we are going to see the possibility of thundershowers as well. and that stuff could stick with us through the mid overnight before we cheer on out. and windy today as well. not a pleasant day all if n all. get the umbrellas and say hello to emily, see what's going on. >> talking about the fog, speed restrictions on the turnpike from around the delaware memorial bridge on and off to interchange 12. the "l" train had earlier problems but that is back to normal. larr, new timetables today. everything else looks great.
suspended until 2:00. shuttle buses are provided. you'll find detours, new york city buss this morning, not bad. everything else looks okay. alternate side rules in effect today. a westchester man is being hell held on $100,000 bond after a deadly collision. police say he was going the wrong way on i-684 in bedford early sunday and crashed head-on into another car. 23-year-old zachary toxin is charged with criminally negligent homicide. the driver in the other car, 64-year-old elaine ena lopez, was killed. police are investigating whether toxin was intoxicated. a driver in custody after a hit and run-in convenes. a 21-year-old woman in critical condition. witnesses say this victim pushed a smile child out of the way before she was hit. investigators tell us the suspect took off after hitting the woman at a crosswalk near seger boulevard and beach 19th street in far rockaway. police caught up with the driver
closing arguments today in baltimore in the freddie gray death trial. officer william porter is charged with manslaughter after gray died of spinal injury he suffered in police custody. prosecutors said porter was negligent for not buckling gray in and calling a medic. porter is one of six officers facing charges in gray's death. graphic cell phone video shows a deputy shooting a suspected gunman in southern california. it may be disturbing to watch. deputies fired more than two dozen shots at nicholas robertson at a los angeles gas station. police say he was waving a gun as they approached and ignored commands to put the gun down. >> there are two women and three children in a car at a pass pump that is within five feet of him at the time. >> he's crawling on his knees! he was crawling on his knees and they kept shooting! why? >> robertson's family is calling on the justice department and
look into his death. it is 5:37 and this morning president obama crossing the potomac over to the pentagon getting an update on america's battle against isis. and then we should hear from him right around the noon hour. the white house says don't expect any changes in strategy, however, "usa today" is reporting that u.s. war planes are making some changes. they are now bombing moving targets like oil tankers to cut oil profits to isis. police are looking for a shooting suspect on a dirt bike who opened fire in east har hem. it happened on second avenue last night. neighbors say it starteded by a group of men on dirt bikes and the street. police say one of them pulled out a gun and shot a 19-year-old man. >> all i hear is the motorcycles. and then three shots. back to back. i thought actually it came from the motorcycles. like you know, the wheels or something like that. but then i came out and i saw what was going on. >> the teen was taken to harlem
police have not made any arrests. a pastor in the bronx accused of stealing money from his church to pay for a male prostitute has resigned. a letter from father peter mqquelly was read reading in part, it is in best interests of the parish this matter be resolved without me serving as your pastor. his resignation comes after a group of parishioners filed a lawsuit accusing him of stealing money from the parish to pay for this male escort and to buy a house in brick, new jersey. >> if it's true, it is a gross injustice. it really hurt us badly. >> our own investigation and our forensic audit of the parish has thus far not substantiated the claims people are making. >> so far no charges have been filed and the father does remain a priest, however, he months longer assigned to a church. news for your health, encouraging and troubling news
this morning. data from 50 countries shows a drop in diagnoses and deaths from cancer in many wealthier naigs because of better screening methods and focus on healthier habits. many low and middle-income countries have seen cancer rates rise. experts say that increase is partially due to changes in lifestyle behaviors like diet and tobacco use. >> education makes such a difference. it makes a world of difference. still ahead, a local september 11th memorial vandalized. the quick work over the weekend to repair it. and getting harder, it's getting harder to buy one of the most sought-after gifts this holiday season. the big announcement amazon just made. of course weather and traffic on the 4s coming up in
near-term picture. as you expand the picture and look outside, you are going to see some fog throughout the region. this is the rockefeller center christmas tree lighting up early this morning. we do have limited visibility else high where. the gwb, garden state parkway, a dense fog advisory in effect. a soggy start to the week. that's what we're going to have. keep the umbrellas handy. not one but two chances of rain monday through friday. before the week's end we're going to be at near-normal conditions for this time of the year before we rebound in a little bit again. all right, let's take a look at what we just talked about. from sussex to morris to warren, hunterdon, monmouth, ocean county, you are seeing dense fog advisory in effect through 10:00 this morning. but it's not just your area where we see some limited visibility. watch in farmingdale, islip now down to three-quarters of a mile. we have morristown with five miles. bridgewater three.
last 90 minutes you have been down to the quarter mile visibility mark, dangerous driving out there. the hudson valley, say hello to everyone watching early this morning with us there. you are at the mid century mark in kingston and ryan beck. barely up to 50, 49 just back. 49 in hopewell junction and lagrange, 52 poughkeepsie, 53 central park and farmingdale. morristown 50, monticello 46 degrees. look at these records we broke yesterday. 67 degrees in central park, jfk a record at 70, bridgeport at 61 and ice lip at 68. 62 laguardia did not break a record, we were in the 7 0z as we head into some places, 72 recorded in places in new jersey like morristown. islip, you are all in potentially record breaking zones. warm december, six straight days
only one in the 40s so far we are 9 1/2 degrees above the norm and, get this, no big cool down coming. we return to near normal conditions but that's about all. all right. let's continue to move on. future tracker, with he see clouds in the forecast today, scattered showers maybe to the north, but i think as we head through the day we will see, again, the rain probably push through later in the day and some of it could be heavy at times mixed with some thunder showers, believe it or not, before the evening is done. then by about 4:00 tomorrow morning we clear on out and we have a much better day tomorrow. again, chance of a shower we keep in the forecast for today but most likely the heavier rain and the tough stuff comes today, clouds and p.m. rain, winds 10 to 15 miles per hour, 62 should be the temperature. tonight down to 56 in the city, south winds to westerly winds, 9 to 13 miles per hour overnight. there are your temperatures and as we take a look at that seven-day forecast here is what you need to know.
wednesday 54 and a gorgeous day, the rain returns thursday into the evening, maybe a little bit on the breezy side on friday with an early shower and then what is a typical weekend at this time of the year, a mix of sun and clouds and temperatures in the 40s for saturday and sunday, but we are not done with that mild weather. for the rest of the day watch that dense fog advisory this morning through 10:00 and take it easy on the roads. speaking of that let's say hello to emily. >> there is a speed restriction on the garden state parkway, even the turnpike delaware memorial bridge on and up through interchange 12. we also had that earlier police activity on the garden state parkway near the bris coal bridge that has cleared. route 3 that is moving along very well, right near the meadowlands not a bad ride at all, also a check of your trip right here at laguardia airport where the grand central parkway looks like that westbound ride starting to see a few taillights there. definitely that time of the
traveling out and staten island expressway right near victory boulevard, looks like that ride is moving along, looks like the camera is a little shaky there, but again, everything is moving along okay. jfk air train shuttle buses are provided doing track maintenance until 2:00. alternate side rules are in effect. it is 5:48. a labor of love on long island after a 9/11 memorial was destroyed by vandals over the weekend on saturday. local firefighters found out about it and they purchased building materials and, in fact, worked through the night to rebuild it. 80-year-old bill murphy first put up that memorial about a decade ago. firefighters gave him the honor of placing that 8 foot flagpole back in place. an ice lit man who murdered his friend will face his face. thomas climbing tried to strangle his friend underhill in 2011.
he was convicted of second degree murder last month, he now faces 25 years in prison. hoverboards supposed to be a hot holiday gift but safety worries are making them harder to get. amazon stopped selling three brands and that's because there are reports that some of these boards are catching fire, you may have seen some of the video like this one, it had to do with overcharged batteries. last week over stock.com pulled all the boards off of their website. one of the manufacturers, swag way, insists that their hoverboards meet all safety standards. hollywood is preparing for tonight's world premiere of the new "star wars" movie "the force awakens," four blocks of hollywood boulevard are shut down for the special screening, some are calling it the biggest premiere in movie history, the film opens in theaters across the country this thursday, box office.com predicts it could go on to make more than $2 pll worldwide. >> that's kind of popular. >> getting engaged getting a
there is a new study out that finds that men are spending an average of $6,000 on their engagement rings, $5,978, it is up a little more than $500 from 2013. grooms are not keeping the prices secret, either, this same survey shows that 68% of brides knows exactly how much their rings cost. >> of course. the jersey shore's favorite shark has resurfaced near alternative city. mary lee was spotted 40 miles offshore yesterday. scientists have been following her. her last ping had her near north carolina on december 4th. a raccoon being treated for injuries after being trapped on top of a utility pole. he was first spotted in berlin thursday morning. neighbors made a phone call, some posted on social media to try to safe her so yesterday the
and worked with the animal rescue league, the raccoon was scooped up in that net and lowered down into a cage. >> the rescue went about as smooth as we could hope for, it had been a high traffic street. >> it was scary when he almost fell, my heart stopped then, but it seems to be a happy ending. >> the raccoon wasn't happy for the time being but apparently is doing better now and is being treated at a wildlife rehabilitation center for injuries and dehydration. it's 5:51. still to come a holiday gift that will greet drivers just in time for a busy holiday season. seasonal confusion. the spring tradition that's happening perhaps a few months early.
welcome back. looking at the george washington bridge, some fog there for sure, 53 degrees on this monday morning. powerful el nino weather systems drenching most of the east coast this weekend. it's the third winter like storm pummeling the region. plows are busy plowing the roads, as much as 2 feet of new snow are expected in higher elevations. the warm weather on the east coast is causing an unusual phenomenon. cherry trees along the title
the cherry blossoms should return again in late march or april. they're temporarily confused, just like us. >> right. >> that's right. >> exactly like us. >> six straight days of 60 plus temperatures. >> i love it so much. >> warm weather lovers do love it. those who want the ski season to start not to happy. one thing we can agree on is that we do need the rain and we will get some of that today. we begin the morning with a dense fog advisory in effect, limited dis visibility in some areas. we will go through the details as soon as we flip to the 6:00 hour. 62, morning fog, evening rain, some could be heavy, with he could have string like thunder showers. 56 the low tonight, we will see overnight clearing and a much better day ahead tomorrow. >> thanks, dave. >> tractor-trailer found its way on the belt. that's a no-no.
problem. that's taking up the left lane right by ocean parkway and that is going eastbound. now, i just want to show you the george washington bridge. just how foggy it really is out there. dave was mentioning all morning, you need to take it easy, a lot of places low visibility and speed restrictions, especially on the turnpike this morning. it's just going to take you that much longer. >> be careful i guess is the word, right? thank you. christmas is coming a little bit early for drivers, drivers at the pump anyway. according to aaa the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.02 nationwide. it's 58 cents lower than we were this time last year. experts expect prices to get even lower through the holiday season. locally here is a look, according to aaa's fuel gauge report drivers in new york city are paying $2.38 on average, the average price in newark is down to $1.92 in bridgeport $2.29 a gallon.
we are following breaking news in new jersey. a possible police involved shooting in rochelle park where they're gathering information right now, we will have that story next at 6:00. also at 6:00 a morning if you are on twitter, the social media company is concerned that it has been hacked. what you need to know next. and if you are about to head out the door take us with you, keep watching "today in new york," follow the news 4 new york app on your mobile device right now, we're back in two
breaking news in new jersey, a possible officer involved shooting in rochelle park. chilling video of the moment armed robbers stormed a business in the bronx. a big concern for can commuters this morning, thick fog expected to last for hours. "today in new york" starts now. good morning. it's december 14th, monday morning, welcome to "today in new york." i'm darlene rodriguez.
michael off today. we are checking in with storm team 4s dave price. i thought this was supposed to be a bad winter. >> do you know what, we are going to have a winter filled with higher than normal precipitation and higher than normal temperatures, but that's a long way away right now it seems, doesn't it? right now, though, not optimal weather, kerry and darlene as we say good morning to everybody. 53 degrees in new york, 51 poughkeepsie 51 in mon talk at this hour. dense fog advisory in effect for portions of new jersey. let's keep in mind the limited visibility not just restricted to new jersey, a mile in farmingdale, quarter mile in islip, a mile and a half in white plains, you saw that live picture at the top of this hour at the george washington bridge. it is going to be a slow start this morning. overcast skies, fog, limited visibility, 53 degrees. the fog eventually burns off, the advisory goes away at about 10:00.
part of the day and rain and thunderstorms a little later on today, just keep that in mind. tonight heavy rain rolls through the area, clearing late into the overnight. not a perfect day at all, but we do need the rain. let's get your day started with an easy commute hopefully. >> we have a couple things going on making it a little tough. belt eastbound ocean parkway tractor-trailer found its way on the belt. they will have to back that off and get everything cleared. a disabled truck in the bronx it's on the ramp to 138th street. we will have more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. 6:01. moving to breaking news out of new jersey. investigators on the scene of a possible police involved shooting, the details still a little murky right now, they are coming into us in the newsroom. today's laurie bordonaro is in new york with what we know so far. >> reporter: you can see a lot
we are here on poe sake street and ward street. you can see a toyota in the parking lot of the bergen county board of social services building, you can see the doors open, the windows shattered, it's not yet clear if the driver was injured. police have been searching that car. we know that the bergen county prosecutors major crimes vehicle is out here, but exactly what happened still not clear yet. investigators have taped off most of this area as well as that parking lot, including the ramp here from route 17 to passaic street. keep that in mind in morning during your morning commute. we are still waiting to get a little more information as to what happened, once we do, kerry and darlene we will bring it to you. >> thank you. this morning students are headed to school in newtown, kentucky, just as they did three years ago, that was the day
elementary school. for the first time since the massacre the anniversary falls on a school day. school administrators say they plan to keep everything as normal as possible today. there will be a moment of silence at the middle and high school. that is a rallying cry for gun control advocates. over the weekend two rallies were held. today lawmakers will join with those advocates and gather at the manhattan da's office to call for stricting gun laws. ahead at 6:30 katherine creag will have a preview of today's event. the commute should be back to normal at least on the upper east side, first avenue over once again for about a week. the avenue was shut down between 61st and 64th streets after hundreds of bricks came crashing down from the facade of a high hiez on 63rd. coming up on 6:04. time for weather and traffic. >> as we begin the morning together warm temperatures still
but we're adding in a couple of complicating factors today. we begin the day with fog and we're going to end.it with heavy rain. 48 degrees in reading. 49 stanford, west port 51 degrees, 50 fairfield, 49 the cool spot as we say hello to connecticut this morning, we are at 49 degrees. 53 in the city and central park, ranging through the mid 50s no matter where you go, a couple cooler spots in monticello and hudson valley in poughkeepsie. dense fog advisory in effect until 10:00 this morning for most of the counties if you're watching us in new jersey, sussex, warren, middle sex, monmouth and ocean, i'm saying it loudly if you're walking by the tv set you can hear if you are affected. as far as what we can expect today, fog and maybe a sprinkle through the first part of the day, i think mostly fog and cloudy skies, breezy conditions with winds in the teens today, a
62 will be our high and showers, heavy rain and a possible spring like thunderstorm tonight, 5:00, 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, straight through the middle of the overnight before we clear out. left say hello to emily and see if your commute will be any better. >> those l train delays have cleared on the sub waist, everything else is fine. for your commuter rails larr new time tables in effect, everything else looks okay. air train jfk, if you are planning on taking that plan on taking a bus instead until 2:00 today doing track maintenance. there will be buses instead of the trains. with the buses we do have detours, new york city buses, several of them, everything else looks okay this morning and you do have to move your car, alternate side rules in effect. new this morning we are getting a look at some video that police are hoping will help them catch a rum couple of robbers. this is on stillwell in the bronx, you can see a customer there at the counter and then these two guys walk in behind
an employee into a back room and this is at gunpoint. they got away with about $2,000. this morning nassau county police say they're looking for more possible victims of sexual abuse at the hands of a massage therapist. police say this man, george garz sea appropriately touched a woman on december 3rd. he was working at elements massage on rock well center. garcia is expected to be in court today. a westchester man being held on $100,000 bond after a deadly collision. police say he was going the wrong bay on i-684 in bedford early yesterday. they say he crashed head on into another car. 23-year-old zachary toxin was charged with criminally negligent homicide, the driver in the other car, 64-year-old elena lopez was killed. police are investigating whether toxin was intoxicated. police are looking for a
a dirt bike, it happened on 2nd avenue in east harlem. neighbors say the whole thing started with a group of men on dirt bikes and motorcycles, they say they were riding up and down the street and then somebody opened fire. a 19-year-old man was hit and wounded, he is expected to recover. the woman accused of taking part in the san bernardino shootings may have posted messages online supporting violent jihad before coming to the united states. according to the "new york times" investigators only recently discovered these posts made by tashfeen malik. authorities had previously said she passed three background checks before moving to the situates but social media accounts are not usually reviewed as part of those checks. today president obama heads to the pentagon. we're told he will get an update on america's battle against isis, then he is expected to speak publicly about what he has learned. the exhaust says don't expect any change in strategy, but "usa today" reports u.s. war planes are doing something different,
like oil tankers to cut the flow of oil money to isis. it is 6:07. politics. governor chris christie back on debate. you may remember that he was moved to those smaller earlier faceoffs last month, but he's showing a bit of a resurgence in the polls, he will be one of ten candidates sparring in prime time. former new york governor george pataki, on the other hand, did not qualify for the main event. we're seeing some interesting new numbers right now. republican candidates who could possibly beat hillary clinton. the latest nbc news "wall street journal" poll has clinton beating trump by 10 points, ted cruz by just 3. but dr. ben carson and senator marco rubio wound up ahead. this comes after the same poll shows ted cruz gaining ground on trump. >> i don't think he has the right temperament. i don't think he's got the right judgment. >> trump is not going to be president and he's not going to
it's not going to happen. >> another poll shows trump losing iowa, ted cruz beats him just weeks ahead of that state's caucuses. cruz tweeted out a simple thank you. hunters are getting another chance to bag a black bear in new jersey. for the first time ever the state is extending its black bear hunting season. the division of fish and wildlife hoped 700 bears would be caught, as of saturday 472 were killed, the extended bear hunting season begins wednesday and ends on saturday. animal activist groups are protesting. 6:09. this morning cnbc reports twitter users possibly reported by hackers. cnbc's landon dowdy joining us with those details and more. good morning. >> kerry, good monday morning to you. twitter is warning some users of a possible state sponsored hacker attack. the company says just a few
attack was successful but twitter says it appears the hackers may have been trying to get access to e-mail addresses and phone numbers. facebook and google have wornd about possible state sponsored hacks. apple music gets an exclusive video deal with taylor swift, it will air a concert video from the pop star's recent world tour on december 20th. apple will also get to use her name and likeness in its stores and will sell taylor swift branded holiday gift cards. apple music which was launched in june has more than six and a half until paid subscribers and millions more taking part in the free trial. a big one for apple and also a big one for consumers because who doesn't want to see her shake it off one more time. >> of course. kerry was singing it during the commercial. >> always. >> you can't help yourself. it will be in your head all day. >> thanks, landon. it's 6:10 on this monday morning. the video police say proves why they had to open fire on a man
nice to see everybody as we start our morning together and our workweek as it may be. it's going to be a soggy start all in all, we begin actually before the rain gets here with fog, a dense fog advisory in effect, we will talk about it in a moment. keep the umbrellas handy, we will see some rain later today into tonight and later on in the week before things clear on out for the weekend, at least that timing is good.
way until the week's end, then we make -- actually, near normal temperatures get here before the week's end. what we see outside is not normal. all right. we have a dense fog advisory in effect, sussex, warren, middle sex, monmouth and ocean county but the limited visibility is not just going to be in those areas, down to a mile in farmingdale, quarter mile in ice little, trenton and belmar quarter mile as well. moral of that story is watch it. if you're traveling this morning take it easy, take it low, use the low beams and give yourself plenty of room on the road. emily will be around in just a minute with the rest. 50s in the hudson valley, 48 degrees white plains, 55 montauk this morning, 45 monticello and 50s as you head from sussex all the way down to trenton. 54 long branch. we set these records over the weekend. look at this.
park, laguardia held its temperature and 68 was the record high in islip. we may set more today, laguardia, newark, bridge ports and islip all in that zone because we could get to 62 degrees today. we have had six straight days of 60 degree plus temperatures, only one day in the 40s. we will get back to the 40s before the week is done but so far we are nine and a half inches above the norm, no big cool down. we will see rain roll through, it's going to come on in later in the day, probably around the evening commute, it will be out of here before all is said and done late into the overnight tonight. here is your seven-day forecast. gusty and cooler tomorrow, 64 on wednesday, a great day, thursday we see that rain back in the picture, breezy and the possibility of a shower friday morning but then we will clear on out. saturday and sunday it will feel freezing but that's the way it should be. please take it easy on the roads this morning. >> definitely.
low visibility on the turnpike, there is a speed restriction from right near the delaware water memorial bridge on and on to interchange 12. route 17 near passaic street police do have the exit ramp closed. right here south orange avenue center lane blocked there. we do have a live look at some of the backup on the garden state parkway. it's pretty busy trying to get around this accident. that's going to be in the center lane. on the belt you will find trouble with a tractor-trailer found its way on the belt eastbound near ocean parkway, that's going to be in the left lane, also a couple busy spots, harlem river drive is one of them, but also on the dn southbound on the ramp to 138th street have a disabled truck causing some problems this morning. a couple subway details, b train downtown days, e and f runs local.
in effect. it's 6:17. drivers in custody after a hit and run in queens. a 21-year-old woman is in critical condition. witnesses say she pushed a small child out of the way before she was hit. investigators tell us the suspect took off after striking the woman in a crosswalk near sea girt boulevard and beach 19th street in rockaway. graphic cellphone video showing a deputy shooting a suspected gunman in southern california. we should warn you this may be a little disturbing to watch. the deputies firing more than two dozen shots at nicholas robertson at a los angeles gas station. police say that he was waving a gun around, there is the video of that. this was as they approached. they also say he repeatedly ignored their commands to put the gun down. >> there are two women and three children in a car at a gas pump
>> he crawling on his knees. he was crawling on his knees and they kept shooting. why? >> robertson's family and supporters are calling on the justice department and independent investigators to look into his death. we're watching a new confrontation that could ramp up tensions between russian and turkey. the russians say one of their war ships fired on a turkish fishing boat, they say it happened yesterday near greece. the russians say they were forced to fire a warning shoot to avoid a collision. this evening hillary clinton will be talking about immigration. that will happen at a three-day conference that's taking place in downtown brooklyn. the conference is discussing the outcry against muslim immigrants among other issues, clinton has denounced in i talk of rejecting any religious group, the other democratic candidates say they will be there.
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welcome back. 53 degrees, lots of fog out there at this hour, 6:24. it may be warm here but winter is hitting the west coast hard. in washington state cars slid off the snow covered streets. while driefrd struggled on the roads skiers are enjoining the fresh powder. if you feel confused by the warm weather you are not alone. it's been to warm the cherry trees along the tidal basin in washington, d.c. think it's spring and started to bloom.
willeturn in late march until april. we were worried about that, but apparently it doesn't. >> all going to be fine. >> the only ones messed up for a full season are us. >> we like it, though. i like the weather. i don't care if my brain is foggy. >> it's not just your brain that's foggy this morning, it's foggy all out and about. we have a dense fog advisory in effect for much of the viewing area in new jersey and limited visibility throughout the region. please, take good care this morning. in many areas visibility is under a mile. we've got clouds for the day after the fog burns off, it may get bright but all in all it's not going to be a great day. later on this afternoon into the evening the rain begins to roll in, some could be heavy at times, thunder showers a possibility tonight. thunder showers and breezy conditions. it will feel spring like later on today, 56 degrees tonight, periods of heavy rain, it does clear out during the overnight. keep in mind sloppy commute this morning, got to be really
speaking of the commute, is that fog causing problems? >> it really is. we have several accidents, also delays due to police activity on route 17 in rochelle park, that's the right on the ramp is closed to passaic street. let's take a live look at the lie, you can see really how heavy that westbound ride is and that is coming towards us. coming up i will tell you about the accidents that are happening. up next some breaking news out of new jersey. >> i'm lori bordonaro live in rochelle park where a woman has been shot and injured during a possible police-involved shooting. i will have all the details coming up. >> i'm katherine creag in lower manhattan where a gun control rally is expected to happen. they will also mark the third anniversary of the sandy hook massacre, we will have the details coming up. if you are about to head out the door take us with you, keep watching "today in new york."
a possible officer-involved shooting. >> and armed robbers storming a business in the bronx, the stair fieg crime caught on camera. and a warning before you go to work, thick fog may make for a tough commute and it will not let up for hours. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, it's december 14th. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> and kerry barrett. it's just about 6:30. storm steam 4s dave price is here with a look at the weather and fog. >> temperatures around the area in the 40s and 50s and not anything to worry about temperaturewise. we are in for another warm day. but this is the issue at hand as we begin our morning commute. we have a dense fog advisory in effect for most of the viewing area in new jersey, but it is not limited to the visibility problems, not limited to new jersey. we have -- we have visibility down to below a mile in sections of long island, sections of westchester county and you saw pictures of the gw bridge just a
take it easy, take it slow, emily along in a minute with a look at your commute. this is what you need to know to get out the door, fog, maybe a sprinkle, the sprinkle less likely this morning. noontime breezy conditions, a shower is responsible although more likely we will see that rain really begin to power up around 5:00 tonight into the evening and overnight a possible spring like t storm ahead, 62 is the high, records could be broken once again today. let's see what's happening on the roads. emily has the details. >> things are starting to get busy, especially foggy, take it easy on long island. lie westbound there is a crash there causing delays. there is at the keeken we have problems with a disabled trucks right around 138th. heavy delays harlem river drive southbound. in new jersey garden state parkway southbound exit 144 crash in the center lane. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. 631 inc. to. breaking news in new jersey. that's where police are
officer-involved shooting. lori bordonaro is in rochelle park with what we know who far. >> reporter: we have learned that a woman has been shot and wounded during a possible police-involved shooting. this all still develop at the hour. there is a lot of police activity out on passaic street. take a look at this video that we shot just a little earlier. this all happened at 3:30 this morning. you can see a toyota in the parking lot of the bergen county board of social services building on passaic street. the front and back windows are shattered. police have been searching the parking lot. the bergen county prosecutors major crimes unit vehicle is here. again, the details surrounding the shooting are still not clear. we know that that woman has been taken to hackensack university medical center, but right now her condition still not known. once we get more information we will bring it to you, that's the latest from here, back to you.
an islip man who murdered his friend will be sentenced. thomas climbing beat and tried to strangle his friend kyle underhill. he buried him alive in a marshy grave. he was convicted of second degree murder last month and now faces 25 years in prison. a relief for drivers on the upper east side this morning, part of 1st avenue has reopened for the first time in nearly a week. the avenue had been shut down, you remember, between 61st and 64th streets after hundreds of bricks came crashing down from the facade of a high-rise on 63rd street. people certainly relieved that that's under control at this point. >> it was not a pleasant drive for the past week, let me tell you that much. time for weather and traffic. checking in with dave. good morning. >> good morning. we begin our day together with some visibility issues on the roads. we talked about it just moments ago.
details. visibility down to three-quarters of a mile in farmingdale, quarter of a mile in islip, one and a quarter mile pine barrons. belmar we have a dense fog advisory in effect through many areas in new jersey. if you're watching us in new jersey most likely you're affected by it. that will continue until 10:00 this morning. mile and a half in white plains as well. no matter where you're going in monticello, no matter where you're going please take it slow this morning. overcast skies greet us right now, 53 degrees. we could see a little bit of a spritz this morning but most likely fog is our big headline. clouds out and about through the day, a scattered shower not out of the realm of possibility but the heavy rains roll in tonight. we will see some thunder showers as well popping through with windy conditions. it's going to feel like a spring storm later on tonight. with he need the rain, another dose comes our way as we head towards the end of the week, we
let's see how the dense fog advisory is affect gs the commute. >> turnpike fog low visibility, there is a speed restriction, there is at the tap en zee westchester bound, you can see the backup heading into rockland county this morning. larr everything reported and on schedule ride start of your monday, a lot of bus detours this morning soar just keep that in mind and alternate sign meter rules are in effect. weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. new this morning we're getting a look at some video that police hope will help them catch a couple of dangerous gunmen. this is out of the bronx from a body shop on stillwell avenue. there is a cuss ter at the counter counter, two guys with a you can in thiend them, they push the customer and the employee back into the back room. of the crooks got away with $2,000. today marks three years since the deadly massacre in sandy hook, kentucky, for the
on a school day. school administrators at the elementary school say they plan possible today. there will be a moment of silence at the middle school and at the high school. the anniversary will be marked by events calling for gun control. today several groups will gather in manhattan. catherine katherine creag is in lower manhattan with more. >> reporter: it is a tough morning for so many people, so many still mourn as you know the sandy hook massacre a huge gathering is expected to take place here in lower manhattan with gun control groups, also federal and local lawmakers, a lot of gatherings will take place today as they took place over the weekend, this one in central park, it's own as the orange walk. their goal is to end gun violence, they gathered to commemorate the three year anniversary of the sandy hook tragedy, some talked about losing their loved one to gun violence also related to this
and governor joe mow demanded the federal government share watch list information on suspected terrorists to prevent them from legally buying guns. >> to allow people who you believe have terrorist connections to buy guns is to irresponsible that people must be living in the state of denial. >> and some who oppose more gun control legislation argue, though, that people's constitutional rights shouldn't be taken away without due process. as for the rally here in lower manhattan, it takes place at 11:00 a.m. darlene, we will be seeing congresswoman maloney, also local lawmakers, again, gun control groups and it gets a little busy, but they plan to stage on broadway, federal plaza a little later this morning. back to you. thank you. it is 6:37. a bronx pastor accused of stealing money from his church to pay for a male prostitute has resigned. a group of parishioners from st.
already filed a lawsuit against father peter mic quelly. that lawsuit claims that he stole money from the church to pay for the male escort and buy a home. a letter from father mcquelly was led at mass yesterday, it said in part it is in the best interest of the parish that this matter be resolved without me serving as your pastor. >> just because he is a priest that doesn't mean he is exempt from everything. >> i opened my whole soul to this man. >> the arch diocese says it's been investigating these accusations for a couple of months. so far, though, no proof of any wrongdoing has been found. in presidential politics governor chris christie is once again back in prime time. he will be on the main stage for tomorrow night's presidential debate in las vegas. you may remember christi was moved to a smaller earlier debate but christi showing a resurgence in new polls. as for george pataki he did not make the cut for the main event.
extending its black bear hunting season. they hoped 700 bears would be caught but as of saturday there were 472 that were killed so the extended season begins wednesday and ends on saturday. animal activist groups are protesting this hunt calling it inhumane. the jersey shore's favorite shark has resurfaced near atlantic city. the 3,400 great white named mary lee was spotted 40 miles offshore yesterday. scientists have been following her since she was outfitted with a tracking device three years ago. mary lee's last ping had her near north carolina on december 4th. she is a big gal. >> she is a big go i recall. >> she moves fast. it is 6:39. it's one of the hottest toys this holiday season but it's getting harder and harder to get your hands on one. >> and a premiere still days away but also the highly anticipated new "star wars" movie is shutting down hollywood boulevard. we will explain next. plus your weather and
welcome back. it is 53 degrees, 6:43. doesn't necessarily look like it from this picture, but it is very foggy out there. if you are hoping to surprise your kid or, i don't know, maybe your spouse with a hoverboard under the tree do not try to get one on amazon. the web retailer putting the brakes on the sale of three brands. it is because of those reports that some of these boards are catching fire. supposedly it all has to do with batteries that are overcharged.
all of the boards off of their website. the "today" show will have more coming up at the top of the hour. drivers are continuing to find lower prices at the pump, according to aaa the nationwide average is $2.02 for a gallon of regular gas. that's down 58 cents from this time last year. experts predict prices will stay this low through the holiday travel season. according to aaa's fuel gauge report drivers in new york city are paying $2.38 on average, the price price in newark is down to $1.92 in gallon. the power of the force shutting down part of hollywood boulevard. there are four blocks already closed in preparation of tonight's world premiere of "star wars: the force awakens," a highly anticipated blockbuster, it will open in theaters across the country this thursday. boxoffice.com is predicting the film about make about $220 million that's just in the
this weekend. well, you're going to need your light saber to cut through the fog this morning. a soggy way to start the week, that's how we will wind up before the day is done. keep the umbrellas handy, later on this week you will need those. the good news is we are going to see more warm weather as we head through most of this week, but we will return it to near normal companies for the weekend and then we will bounce up again. i don't know we will get to the 60s but we will be in the 50s as we head into portions of next week. let's go through what we need to know first. that is we have this dense fog advisory in effect, sussex, more rihn, middlesex, monmouth and ocean counties, limited visibility. it's not just those areas where you really have to watch it in morning. farmingdale three quarts of a mile, quarter mice in islip, quarter mile in belmar and trenton at a mile and a half in morris town.
north into the hudson valley, 50 in wap pins injuries falls, 51 beaken. in the city 53. a couple cooler spots to the north like danbury and monticello, but everywhere else comfortable. 67 central park, 70 at jfk, we were at 72 in morris town yesterday, 68 in islip. today we have probably some record territory to approach as well. at laguardia, newark, bridgeport and islip today, temperatures should be at 62 degrees. so far six straight days of 60 plus temperatures, only one day in the 40s and it's december and so far we are at 9 1/2 degrees above our norm. no huge cool down coming, we will get to near normal conditions, but not lower than that before we refound once again. through scattered showers out and about, just a little bit of drizzle. keep in mind, but for the most part we will see the heavier rain begin later on into the day
be a sloppy end of the day with that rain rolling through and thunder showers, some of it wind driven rain. let's get your forecast details right now. here is how it looks, we will see that rain hit tonight and not get out of the way until the middle of the overnight, gusty and cooler tomorrow, wednesday a gorgeous day, more rain thursday into friday, early morning, and look at those temperatures, haven't seen 40s for a while. it will feel freezing, but it's actually the way it should feel at this time of the year. stick around, please watch it on the roads, that dense fog advisory in effect until 10:00 in jersey. let's see if it's causing problems as you try to get from here to there. >> we have had several problem spots this morning. fog could have been a big factor in it. garden state parkway still have trouble here, the center lane blocked westbound. on the turnpike from delaware memorial bridge on and off to interstate 12 you will find a speed restriction there and that is due to low visibility. route 18 northbound at ferry
some delays, a disabled tractor-trailer on the tappan zee westbound, that is cleared. on the ramp to exit 3 still have a disabled truck. harlem river drive extra heavy delays this morning. on long island accident on the lie westbound. exit had 2, you will find slow downs around there. the lincoln tunnel this morning, it looks like about half hour wait here getting around the helix. the holland that comes in at 20 and the george is about 15 to 20 right now. at siff sign meter rules are in effect. back to you. on long island a community came together to quickly rebuild a 9/11 memorial destroyed by vandals saturday. local firefighters they found out about it, they purchased building materials and worked through the night to rebuild that monument. 80-year-old bill murphy first put that memorial up a decade ago. yesterday firefighters gave him
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welcome back. 6:52. 53 degrees out. a heart warming photo has gone viral showing an injured soldier and his k-9 companion recovering side-by-side. army specialist andrew brown and his military working dog rocky were wounded by a roadside bomb last week in afghanistan. a picture of them recovering has
another photo being shared online shows rocky with a purple heart pinned to his collar. that purple heart well deserved. heroes. >> absolutely. so the "today" show coming up in just a couple of minutes. >> we will check in and see what they will have. >> hi, ladies. >> good morning to you. >> this morning the already unpredictable republican race getting wilder, ted cruz surging in our poll and facing a new attack from donald trump. we will talk about the big mistake a lot of parents make when it comes to car thieves and the winter months. some new crash testing video that could save lives. plus the great tina faye stopping by. we will talk about her new movie amy polar. and she had heading into an elite "snl" club. have a great show. we will be right back, of course, with today's stop stories and a check of your
quality of over 3.500 hospitals. t fewer than 6% received 5 stars. r among them was cancer treatment centers of america in philadelphia. cancercenter.com slash eastern. breaking news right now out of new jersey. lori bordonaro is at the scene of a possible officer-involved shooting. lori, what happened? >> reporter: one woman has been injured in this shooting. you can see here a lot of investigators still on the street at passaic street and ward street in rochelle park. take a look at the video we shot earlier, a toyota with shattered windows in the parking the lot of the bergen county board of
the details still not clear, but major crimes unit is here searching the area. we do know that the woman has been taken to the hospital but her condition still not known. back to you. now to "today in new york's" katherine creag. calls for gun control on the anniversary of the sandy hook massacre. >> reporter: that gathering here in lower manhattan will take place this morning, we will see lawmakerser federal and local and gun control groups. it will look similar to what took place in central park, a large fwaergt in the park for people taking part, their goal is to end gun violence, they gathered to mark and mourn the three year anniversary of the sandy hook elementary school tragedy. darlene and kerry, several events planned today across new york. the commute should be back to normal this morning on the upper east side. >> first avenue open once again for the first time in nearly a week.
and 64th after hundreds of bricks came crashing down from the facade of a high-rise on 63rd. new this morning the video police hope will help them catch a couple of robbers is from a body shop on stillwell avenue in the bronx. two men walk in, push the employee and customer into the back room. the crooks got away with $2,000. in presidential politics this morning chris christie back on the main stage in tomorrow's debate, he will be one of ten candidates sparring in prime time. he was moved to that smaller earlier face off last month. former new york governor george pataki, on the other hand, did not qualify for the main event. one more look at traffic. emily in for lauren. >> it is foggy so you definitely need to take it easy. travel in new jersey first off the garden state parkway southbound by exit 144 that is south orange avenue the center lane is blocked. also with the turnpike from right around the delaware memorial bridge on and off to
find a speed restriction and that is due to the fog, the low visibility. deken southbound on the ramp to exit 3 we have a disabled tractor-trailer there kossing problems. earlier disabled on the tappan zee westchester bound that has cleared. still heavy into rockland county and on long island lie westbound around the northern state there was a crash, a couple subway delays, to downtown e runs on the f and no service between 71st and 54th street in morning. >> great monday morning. we have a dense fog advisory in effect through much of new jersey, limited visibility this morning, in effect through 10:00 this morning. visibility is bad all around the area. we saw shots from the george washington bridge, from the garden state parkway, so just take it easy this morning. we are going to see clouds and rain roll through later on today, some could be heavy at times. thunder showers as we head into tonight possibly and all of that