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right now on news 4 new york. geght ready for a taste of winter. things could get dicy in parts of ur area. right now crews around the tri-state are loading up salt spreaders. >> rain, sleet, even a little snow could be on tap and it's because of this. nayesa satelirte shows how the
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south and midwest is creeping closer to our area. storm team 4 raphael miranda is with when and how things will take a turn for the worst. >> deadly storm over the past few days. winter weather advisories in effect. north and west of new york city and all these counties shaded in purple. new york no advisory in place. we 're t expecting a lot of snow or sleet or even freezing rain here. as with you head into westchester, rockland counties and hudson halley and fairfield county. that's where the chances are to see the slick roads for your tuesday morning commute. here's a wide view of our storm. lots of heavy snow across the midwest and this is the rain that's moving in. colliding with some cold air that is in place now across the northeast. starting at that snow across western new york state. it still has to build in here. let's time it out now. 8:00 tonight and still dry as you're making your way home. no umbrellas needed here. i'll set this into motion.
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bands of a wintry mix from new york city north in the hudson valley around 11:00 you're seeing light snow and duchess counties. watch the green, though. that's the r ]n and that slides north as the night goes on. so, by 2:00 a.m., it's over in the city in terms of anything frozen changing over to rain, long island same story here. it's areas north of town. more on the timing coming up in just a few. back to you. >> back to winter. >> thank you. the nasty weather is also using major travel trouble across the country. more than 2,200 flights are canceled and another 3,700 have been delayed. here in our areat w just got an update. kennedy airport has had 94 delays today and 20 flight cancellations. at laguardia a bit worse as it usually is. 115 flight delays with 55 cancellations and at newark airport 125 delays and 65 cancellations reported today and the worst airport in the country today appears to be chicago's
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very windy and nasty weather there. more than 1,000 canceled. nbc wendy wolf is olfolic is at o'hare with more. >> gloomy news for travelers. security line here are not too bad but the lines for rebooking and cancellations is about to reach the length of this ent te terminal. a clear flight mare for holiday travelers. the trek home from the holidays is a slow one for millions across the country's midsection. >> i'm stressed. >> reporter: at chicago's oo'hare, hundreds of delays and cancellations. >> my flight was canceled and i didn't find out until i got here. >> reporter: all part of a wicked weather system marching ross the heartland. the same system that dropped two feet of snow in new mexico. a state of emergency declared there as winds gusted up to 82 miles an hour. that wind and snow closing highways near roswell and
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>> i was just driving on a big and couldn't see where i was goging. >> reporter: the treacherous driving conditions stretch all the way to parts of texas and oklahoma. >> people need to slow down. the roads are slick. >> reporter: where sleet and freezing rain cause numerous accidents and shut down highways. se re w >>eather across texas leading long lines and frustrated passengers at houston's george bush international airport. >> the flights actually showing up as being available for purchase, but i hink we may have just gotten bumped. >> reporter: across the country, more than 1,000 delays and cancellations. making it home a hassle. with the midwest in the crosshairs of a massive winter storm, heading into the new year. now, no matter where you live, make sure you call your airline before heading out to any airport. don't forget that all-impoauant phone charger you're going to need it if ou're traveling and make sure to ma ke extra room for patience.
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woolfolk, now back to you. >> we'll try to be patient. thank you. this warm december has made skiing nearly impossible on local ski slopes, so the coming cold could actually spell some relief. they are finally making snow at camelback resort in monroe county, pennsylvania. by now they should have had 40 days of skiing and they only had one so far. >> we've been praying for snow. >> we'd rather have the snow. >> it hasn't been cpletely quiet in the ponos. people did have other options like ziplining or the water park. >> weather changes fast, you know this, so count on new 4z to keep you connect would the nbc 4 new york app. see the latest forecast, interactive radar and set the weather page as your home screen. download the nbc 4 new york app at the app store or google play right now. >> make snow all you want, but the real stuff is always better.
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a new poll says americans think president obama is the most adm led man in the world. just wait until you hear who came in second. also, three officers shot dead inside police headquarters. we'll tell you where this tragedy unfolded and who
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well, tonight three police officers in puerto rico are dead, killed by one of their own. gunfire erupted inside a police headquarters in the city. he shot and killed two high-ranking officers and a police woman after some sort of an argument. he was injured during that confrontation. he is now under arrest and being treated in the hospital. it is not clear exactly what sparked this violence. decision 2016 now and the first primary is just five weeks away. and while you were celebrating
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donald trump was taking on the clintons after hillary called him sexist. in the latest tweet he takes aim at former president bill clinton who just hit the campaign trail with his wife. if hillary thinks she can unleash her husband while playing the women's card on me, she's wrong. >> surrogate and someone very popular with independents and moderates. the same group donald trump himself struggles with. >> a new gallup poll of people most admired by americans, trump tied for second with pope francis. hillary clinton was named most admired women for a record 20th time. coming up, changes for some expass customers. .what you need to know to keep your discount. and it has happened again. another hoverboard in our area goes up in flames. we.'ll take you inside the local home and some new information on the government invest atio
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at she's working on for 6:30. coming up on "nightly news" more than 100 million americans in the path of severe weather tonight. tornadoes and flooding have already killed dozens of people. we'll tell you where it's headed next. also in cleveland a grand jury deciding not to press charges against a police officer there who shot and killed a 12-year-old boy. the prosecutor calling it a perfect storm of human error. but not a crime. and a scary story about helicopters tonight. a decade's o design leading to explosions in some.
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coming up on news 4 at 6:00, a surveillance camera catches
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of a 60-year-old man in brooklyn. now the search for the suspects. plus, this -- >> over here! >> they're yelling. >> 911 calls captured the dramatic moments after a boy scout leader was attacked by a bear right in front of three young scouts. we've got those stories and much more tonight when sibila and i see you at 6:00. >> all right, we'll see you then. in connecticut tonight a vigil will begin in 15 minutes for a teen killed at the wrong place at the wrong time. he was caught in the crossfire of a shootout in bridgeport on christmas eve. the man faced a judge. nbc connecticut has the new information. >> outside of the style's barbershop on state street burn in memory of luis cologne awaiting tonight's candlelight vigil. hours before 23-year-old michael
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killing cologne there faced on murder charges. >> he didn't even get a chance to know what life is about. >> reporter: police believe he was caught in the crossfire between two groups in a shootout christmas eve. police estimate between 10 to 15 shots were fired, but majors was caught hours after. >> a homicide is extremely difficult crime. and the fact that they went at five hours using their expertise and ability to apprehend the perpetrators. >> reporter: majors is being held on a $1 million bond. his family chose not to comment on the incident. still the memory of what happened in front of the barbershop remains. >> hope his family gets to seek justice for that because it hurts to lose a loved one, especially at that age. >> we hope that the resulting trial will give him the penalty that this individual deserves. >> reporter: a vigil in memory is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. in front of the barbershop. nbc, connecticut news. well, the good times are
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>> it's getting cold. winter is coming. >> bye-bye 70s. >> it's chilly. big change today in terms of the temperatures. mix. want to start where we left off last time. 2:00 a.m. overnight and overnight continues in the hudson valley and changed over to rain in new york city and that warm air is going to surge overnight hours. stopping it now at 5:00 a.m. early commuters, dealing with slick spots in places like northern fairfield county along i-84 and i-87 and warwick you could see some sleet mixing in there and the roads could be icy at times. for new york city, a wind driven rain. it is soggy, it's miserable out there. throughout the morning and that continues around 7:00 a.m. but, begins to warm up throughout the morning. start to change over to plain old rain by 7:00, 8:00. just a soggy mess through lunchtime. look what happens at 12:00. the rain really shuts off very quickly.
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storm quickly exits leaving us bye-bye 5:00 p.m. in the afeeternoon. high pressure builds tt. this is how much colder it is right now than it was yesterday at this time. this is a major drop in temperatures between 20 and almost 30 degrees colder than it was yesterday. so, yeah, the jackets will be needed for the next few days. we are saying good-bye to all that rec md warm weather. teatmperatures in northwest new jersey just around freezing in high point. these are the spots we're watchingre for icy conditions places like northwest new jersey, sussex county where the winter weather advisory is in effect. sullivan county is going to take and overnight tonight, midnight. winds picking up to the south as a storm approaches and tomorrow morning you have the umbrellas. hard to hold on to them. winds gusting over 30, 35 miles per hour in new york city. soggy and miserable. that wintry precip north of town.
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about lunchtime and then the winds quickly die down for the evening commute and much better ride home than it will be into work. as far as how much rain we're expecting. maybe an inch, inch and a half. that could cause localized flooding. that's the other problem. ponding on the roadways, watch out for that for your commute. much better weather as we head into the new year holiday. turning brisk new year's eve and dry for new year's day. temperatures stay above average in the low 50s and then finally as we head into the first weekend of the new year, back to where we should be. low 40s, lots of sunshine for saturday and sunday. rob, over to you. >> looking cold. thank you. in olster county family and friends said g d-bye to a young firefighter killed in the line of duty. jack rose, the 19-year-old was a volunteer firefighter and recently elec d captain of the mountain marium fire department. he died while battling a chimney
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in edgewater, new jersey, grief counselors will be on hand when clunts return next monday. the murder of a second grader who attended george washington school. the 8-year-old was found dead in her family's apartment on christmas day along with her parents. investigators say her father apparently shot her and her mother and then killed himself. the school district is also maki mng counseling available to parents this week. a commuter alert for drivers with new jersey expass. if you have a discount plan, you're about to lose it. being removed from the new rsey expass in january, but you can get it back. just apply for a new york expass plan now. drivers are not affected. > all the presents are opened and the new year is just days away. so, you may be wondering how to get rid of your tree and all the electronics in a green way. better get baquero and here's linda baqubieroi
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the holiday spirit and, according to the environmental protection agency, about 33 million trees are cut down each year. and once the holiday is over -- >> instead of sending your tree to the land fill and contributing to climate change and methane pollution, you could actually recycle it or tree cycle it. >> reporter: public affairs specialist with the ep she saysffor the first two weeks of january, you can leave your tree on the curb in new york city as long as you take off all the lights and the ornaments. if you're disposing of any light bulbs -- >> if it's as compact flu escent light that needs to be dropped off at a retailer that will take back those light bulbs. regular incondescent you can double bag them and put them in the regular trash. >> reporter: for new toys she suggests buying rechargeable batteries. >> rechargeable batteries can st up to 1,000 times longer than your traditional battery. they might cost a little bit more up front, again, but in the long term, you are saving and actually much better for the environment.
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guests for new year's eve. reduce for reducing thour carbon footprint. >> cloth napkins, your own utensils and glasses. for your parties consider buying locally because food does need to travel quite a bit away to make it to the plates. >> reporter: start the new year with a new appliance, remember this -- >> new york state requires that all manufacturers have a pretake back program. so, if you are buying or planning on bs.uying a new dishwasher or refrigerator, when they drop off your new refrigerator or diswasher, they will actually take the old one back. >> remember that the energy and environmental departments and the states of new york, new jersey and connecticut all offer different rebates when oou buy certain energy efficient items. in the newsroom, linda baquero, new 4z new york. >> to get in touch with our consumer investigative team, send an e-mail to better get baquero or call us at 1-866-
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a hoverboard explodes at a local family's home. coming up next, where that christmas present was when it burst into flames. bu first, our social pick of the day. reflection of wall street from one of the ornaments on the new york stock exchange christmas tree. one and only cory took this pic and we want you to take a close look hereyo you see the flash from his camera right in the middle. >> that is really artsy. if you h e an interesting pic you'd like to share, it may be
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get out of the past. get fios. the consumer product safety commission now says it is investigating 22 reports of hoverboard fires, including ones in westchester county and staten island. >> now, there's been one in new jersey where a family says their hoverboard exploded. new tonight, news 4 ted grrteenburg takes us inside the
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>> sounded like an actual bomb went off. >> reporter: this is what's left of the smart balance wheel kim whalen bought her 11-year-old son, craig, for christmas. after it blew up last night. >> i saw pieces flying everywhere and it was just on filere. and it was huge flames. and i was really scared. >> reporter: they say the $400 device often called a hoverboard was being charged around 8:30 in the living room when it burst into flames. her older son put out the fire with an extinguisher, but not before the blast sent flying debris and burned the carpet and part of the kitchen floor. luckily, no one was hurt. >> it was like a land mine going off. if my son was on top of that board at the time, i don't want tathink about wngt could have happened. >> it did appear an plosion occurred somewhere in the batteries that were on charge with the unit. >> reporter: that is consistent
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self-balancing boards exploding ile being charged. federal authorities are investigating the incidents. >> we have the booklet. the user manual here. the warranty card and other information, but no wheref oes it tell you an address or the manufacturer of this product. and actually raised some concerns immediately. >> i would advise any parents who have one of these to send it back to the company because it can happen. >> experts are urging people to charge the boards in dry, open areas. preferably outside. and only when they can be closely watched. in lacey downtop, i'm ted greenberg. >> cases just keep growing. >> it is the coolest thing i have ever been on. they are cool, but dangerous. thanks for watching. stay right here, the news continues at 6:00. live from studio 3c in rockefeller center, this is "news 4 new york." now at 6:00, the tri-state
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blast of winter. part of a gigantic winter storm affecting 100 million americans is heading our way. what we're expecting. a beating and robbery caught on camera in brooklyn. police now looking for suspects. >> and a bear. >> reporter: the bear is in the cave with him. the dramatic, just-released 911 calls from last week's bear attack on a boy scout leader. good evening, everyone. i'm sibila vargas. >> i'm david ushery. record-breaking warmth this holiday season but the holiday party is over. wintry weather on the way. >> it certainly is. parts of the tri-state are under a winter weather advisory. the preps are on in new jersey where road crews are filling trucks with salt to keep the roads drivable. we have team coverage of this approaching storm. storm team 4 ida segal and begin with raphael miranda who will
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