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right now, police are questioning a mother from the bronx after an apartment fire took the lives of her two little girls. >> plus, a search for the serial robber who keeps holding up businesses all over long island. >> they're fighting for your vote every single presidential candidate will be here in new york today. "today in new york" starts now. good morning everybody. 5:00 a.m. on this thursday, april 14th. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm darlene rodriguez. storm team 4's raphael miranda is in for chris this morning. hey, raphi. >> good morning guys. another chilly start. 30s and 40s for the most part. you need the jackets. another dry day ahead. you can see on storm tracker, no rain in the vicinity. that's good news. umbrellas are left at home today. 45 degrees right now. back to the 50s by lunchtime. similar to yesterday. beautiful blue skies. a delightful dinner temperature of 57 degrees. today's high, 60. that's the beginning of a warming trend. we'll look at the school day
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right now, lauren scala is here with the commute. hey, lauren. >> hey, raphael. good morning everyone. we have two accidents on the roads. overall, lots of green and neither of them causing too much of a problem. over on the belt parkway, two lanes are shut down before cross bay boulevard on the westbound side of the roadway. it's still quiet out there. it's not causing much of a problem. 287 northbound, you have an accident by westin canal road. that's in the right lane. things moving along okay. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you very much. happening right now, police are questioning the mother of two little girls who died in a fire in the bronx. witnesses say the mom was across the street when the flames spread. she just couldn't get back to her children in time. tracie strahan is in morrisania. it's a heartbreaking story. >> reporter: absolutely, michael. so many people are learning about this. the question authorities are likely asking that mother in the precinct house behind me, where
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the mother was at a laundromat across the street when the fire broke out. became upset when she saw what happened. she passed out. we'll show you cell phone video taken when the fire erupted just after 6:30 last night. firefighters rushed to the third floor apartment on webster avenue. rushing to pull those two little girls out. scrambling to resuscitate them. we've learned that 2-year-old and an 18-month-old were both pronounced dead late last night at bronx lebanon hospital. witnesses say that was an intense fire. including a man who tried to rescue the children. >> i tried to get the door open. eventually, i couldn't breathe. i had to get air. >> i watched them carry the two children out just lifeless. it's horrible. >> reporter: fire officials tell us the main fire as in the living room area. a couch was actually burning and then being spread.
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fire department that 12 other people suffered minor injuries, including three firefighters, fire marshals are expected back at the scene this morning. back to you. >> tracie, thank you very much. happening today, a hearing resumes for the former nypd officer convicted of killing an unarmed man. a judge is deciding whether or not to throw out peter liang's manslaughter conviction. at the center of the case, a juror from the trial cuesed of not telling the truth during jury selection. he's expected back on the stand today. pushed back until next week. a man wanted for nine knifepoint robberies on long island may have robbed a tenth store now. nassau county police are holding the suspect for a robbery that happened in carvel. they believe this is the same person who robbed a am 7-eleven,
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surveillance video shows the person outside a dunkin' donuts from back an march 1st. he's usually armed with a 6-inch kitchen knife. nobody has been hurt so far. they're looking for a different suspect in several other robberies in nassau county. the first time was last friday night in willis ton. hillside avenue rather. the suspect used the knife to hold up the same location again yesterday. police say he had a mask on and told an employee to empty the register. suspect getting away with cash. nobody was hurt. in an hour, minimum wage workers will begin a series of rallies in the city. including one near the gop presidential candidates. members of the fight for 15 movement, call it their biggest ever one-day event. they'll start at a times square mcdonald's. >> they'll rally for higher wages near grand central terminal. time for weather and traffic
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raphi, the presidential candidates are calling and want to know what the re weather will be like for the new york appearances. >> it's sweater weather for the candidates. i would recommend that. similar to yesterday, a chilly start in the morning, temperatures moderating throughout the afternoon. we have the cold to deal with. freeze warnings are in effect for all the counties shaded in purple across new jersey. that's until 8:00. take the plants inside if they can't take the freezing temperatures. that's what we're seeing right now. we are tracking temperatures below freezing in morristown and bridgewater. monticello at 32 degrees. 37 in newburgh. 35 down the shore in long brfianch. starting at 40 degrees in white plains. the school day forecast shows temperatures gradually rising. after work, it looks great. temperatures in the 50s. lots of sunshine. it gets much warmer. the seven-day forecast. some 70s coming up. lauren scala is here with the commute. >> good morning. if you're getting on the buses, quite a few detours this morning.
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i'll let you know when they clear for the city. the saw mill parkway, this is closed between route 120 and marble avenue. i'm happy to remind you every day that's a spot to avoid. you need to move your car. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. 5:06 right now. now to the press depgs race. every candidate is in our state today. the biggest debate is the brooklyn debate between hillary clinton and bernie sanders. "today in new york's" katherine creag is in ft. green with a look ahead. kat, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, darlene. the brooklyn neighborhood is where we are where the big debate will be. all eyes on the debate. the debate between clinton and sanders -- we want to show you where he was taking the stage with the borough president. also hundreds of supporters in the audience. bernie sanders and his supporters also seemed like they
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with thousands of people there at a massive rally. sanders received the endorsement of the communications workers of america. both candidates talked about what they can do for new york city residents. when it comes to affordable housing, income equality and higher wages for workers. >> this campaign is sending a message to corporate america. you cannot have it all. >> that's why i've said we're going to continue to make improvements. i am so proud at what's happening here in the bronx. but it can be even better if we work together. if you have a president in the white house who actually knows where co-op city is. >> bernie sanders is scheduled to be with the reverend al sharpton and the national action network today. darlene, we're waiting to find out the schedule from mrs. clinton. a little bit loud already at the brooklyn navy yard. an ambulance passing by us here. darlene, a lot of people can go
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the audience. security, they expect a lot of people around here, hundreds of people gathering here along the outskirts of the brooklyn navy yard supporting clinton and sanders. >> katherine creag, thank you. meanwhile in long island tonight, donald trump may face protesters outside of his speech at a gop fundraiser. one group vowing to rally in patchogue. they say it's too close to where a murder hate crime happened. the suffolk county gop chairman rejected calls to cancel the event. the motives of the group, those who oppose it are suspect in his words. on long island, governor john kasich of ohio will be interviewed today for an msnbc town hall. that event is happening in jericho. it's going to air tonight. yesterday the governor visited an ice cream shop in maryland looking for votes ahead of that state's primary. that's after new york on april 26th. senator ted cruz taped an
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later, he's on nbc's tonight show starring jimmy fallon. they add that mayor de blasio is sparking -- an ad is sparking controversy. >> murders were up last year. >> we're told the second line about the murder rate had to be changed. originally, it said murders are up 10%. they're actually down. the nypd tells us there were more murders last year than the year before. we should learn today whether donald trump's campaign manager will be prosecuted in florida. you may remember that video showing cory lewandowski touching a reporter. lewandowski was then arrested reports say that he will not be prosecuted. today, members of the nypd will take their long-running pay dispute to the streets of the city. the pba plans to hand out flyers calling for fair pay raises. we showed you the flyers on tuesday.
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claiming the police force is becoming more poorly paid as it's more diverse. the de blasio administration says the door is open for the pba to discuss a long-term contract. the school buses are up and running in one hudson valley town after the school district avoided a strike. school bus drivers and mechanics were preparing to walk off the job in middletown, new york. luckily, union officials say contract negotiations went well this week. teamsters deciding to postpone any strike until the next bargain session set for april 25th. late tax filers, a mobile command center in the bronx and queens helping eligible taxpayers file free of charge. it's staffed by tax department employees for anyone with an income under $62,000 help to file their taxes. the command center will be up and run through this saturday. the deadline is april 18th. in the cnbc money report,
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it's now 5:14. good morning. everyone time for a check of your forecast. a sweater morning. another chilly morning. temperatures starting out in the 20s and 30s. a bit of a wintry feel or spring feel.
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sunshine also continues like yesterday. blue skies and sun dominates our weather for the next few days. we're fine lip looking forward to warmer weather heading into the weekend. you'll see that in the seven-day forecast. right now, still feeling chilly in jersey city. 42 for you. 43 sheepshead bay. these are some of the warmer spots. tribeca 45 degrees. heading away from the city, temperatures are cooler. especially as you head west out of town. 30 in morristown. bundle up morning in danbury. 33 degrees. 23 in westhampton. sunshine later on today. we're at 45 at this hour, temperatures jump quickly back into the 50s by lunch. similar to yesterday, we're adding on a couple of degrees. a bit milder, especially by 2:00, 3:00. near 60 in many spots. for your evening commute, looking very nice. 57 degrees and sunshine. so as we head into the weekend, everyone wants to know when does it get warm? it starts on saturday. back to 65.
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a touch milder but breezy. maybe it doesn't feel as mild. sunday and monday are the days, back into the 70s. especially away from the water. if you live along the coast, long island, connects connect, jersey shore, it may not get quite as warm there. that's how spring works around here. you're used to it. takes a little longer. storm tracker, mostly clear down the jersey shore. high pressure dominating our weather. it's camped out across eastern canada. it's not going anywhere the next few days. future tracker, looking good. this is 6:00. no weather problems for you. the seven-day forecast, we're trouble-free heading into the weekend. loads of sunshine day after day. looking at 75. that's when temperatures peak. we're dipping back to the 60s on tuesday and wednesday with more clouds. all right, let's see what the commute has for us this thursday morning. lauren scala has a look at that. >> hey, raphael. good morning. we had an accident that's cleared and the roads look good.
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still this accident on 287 northbound before weston canal road in the right lane. roadwork on the garden state parkway this morning. southbound from exit 144 to 143, two lanes will be shut down until 6:00 a.m. right now, delays are not out there. they will be soon. i'll keep you posted. more on the garden state parkway northbound from union tolls up to 78. two lanes closed there. a quick live look outside at the brooklyn bridge. everything is moving nicely at your lower east river crossings. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. more weather and traffic on the 4s. >> thanks, lauren. 5:17 right now. there's no longer any doubt about the effects of zika, the zika virus on newborns. the centers for disease control made it official. releasing startling research just yesterday. tracie potts joins us with the new push for funding. tracie, good morning. >> hi darlene. good morning. they've been looking for nearly $2 billion from capitol hill and this new research could help
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the cdc is now saying there's absolutely no doubt that the zika virus contributes to microcephaly, a birth defect resulting in unusually small heads, skulls and brain defects in children. that has been the big focus. women who could become pregnant. they evaluated all of the evidence out there while it was presumed that this link wag there and a new article in the new england journal of medicine, the cdc, says they can now officially make that link. there are also other studies going on, examining things like neurological problems and paralysis in adults and m.s.-like condition that may result from the zika virus. all of it now pointing at a definite link with birth defects. we saw a tweet from hillary clinton on this saying that this is urgent that we need to invest in a vaccine and invest in treatment now. again, that nearly $2 billion
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on capitol hill, it has not been approved yet. republicans in charge here has urged the administration to use the money that's left over from ebola. we're told that they may not see that new money until september. obviously, well after the warm season when mosquitoes could carry the virus this way. >> some are approaching. tracie potts, thank you very much. 5:19. russia is denying they did anything wrong when the warplanes came close to a u.s. knave i have destroyer in the baltic sea. the navy released this video. that russian plane buzzing past the ship multiple times monday and tuesday. the ship's commander called the maneuvers unsafe and unprofessional. russia's defense minister says they complied with all safety regulations. officials say they don't understand what they call america's distrust reaction to the flights. today we expect to hear from a survivor of february's deadly
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tina caruthers plans to speak at the hospital where she was treated. she was shot when an uber driver sprayed bullets around kalamazoo. six people were killed. caruthers is considered a hero because she shielded four children from the gunfire. music lovers will be able to return to that concert hall struck during the paris terror rampage. yesterday the bataclan announced a lineup of bands who will resume performance that will start in november, in the fall. it will be a year after dozens of people were killed inside that venue. we're told the theater itself, the bataclan still undergoing renovations. 5:20 right now. still ahead, the music legend coming to met life stadium. later, why singer katy perry is in a fight over a convent in
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live look at the inbound lanes of the tunnel. happening today, the tribeca film festival begins a first full day. >> rocker patty smith will sit down with actor ethan hawk in the storyteller's series. the red carpet was rolled out last night. the documentary the first monday in may was shown taking a look at the making of the gala. the festival has something for everyone. >> whether or not it is a
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environment or whether it's virtual reality, it's experiencing the best that's out there. >> among today's films, a documentary highlighting the inaugural season of the new york city football club called win. nbc new york is a proud sponsor of the festival. for everything to know about the festival from film previews to ticket information, head to nbcnewyork.com nbcnewyork.com. >> i directed it. >> and started it. >> the beautiful weather for the film festival for anything outside, another sunny day. as you head out this morning, you need to bundle up. maybe a jacket or sweater. you can see on storm tracker, another high pressure day. by the afternoon, you lose a layer. back to 60. that's your high temperature. a little warmer than yesterday. up to 62 in ramsey. look at the sunset time.
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later 58 in holbrook. overnight, down to the 40s in the city. 30s north and west intown. rinse and repeat forecast over the next few days. it's a very quiet weather pattern. temperatures gradually getting warmer day by day. >> michael, do you -- >> i rinse and repeat in these conditions. >> of course. what's happening, lauren? >> we do have an accident reported in -- out by route 208. keep you posted on that. a live look outside. we'll show you the roads. the fdr drive normally backed up at this hour. this is heading southbound in midtown. things moving along nicely for a change. enjoy your commute on the fdr drive right now. as i said new york city big problems for this thursday morning commute. >> thanks very much. sir paul mccartney will be heating things up in new jersey this summer. >> officials confirmed the pop music icon, the rock'n'roll icon, the legend and beatles
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stadium on august 7th. the stop in east rutherford is part of his tour. it will be his first time performing in that area in 14 years. how exciting. >> it's a chance to see a legend legend. a beatle. it's 5:25 right now. new information on a brooklyn boxer accused of using his fists on his girlfriend. we have the latest ahead at 5:30. i'm tracie strahan live in the bronx where a mother is being questioned about the fire that claimed the lives of her two little girls. hear what police are asking her at this hour coming up. if you're about to head out the door, take us with you. keep watching "today in new york." download the "news 4 new york" app on your mobile device right now. we'll be right back. when a car gives you sound you can feel... for an experience you
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tragedy in the bronx. two little girls killed in a fast-moving fire while witnesses say their mother was across the street. countdown to the big presidential debate. the democrats are preparing to face off in brook linell. kobe bryant goes out on a
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his triumphant good-bye to professional basketball. "today in new york" starts now. mamba out. >> are you going to sign off like that? >> that's my standard sign-off now. >> good morning everyone. it's thursday morning. april 14th. i'm darlene rodriguez. i'm michael gargiulo. we want to check in with storm team 4's raphael miranda here with the forecast. raphi, how is it looking? >> hall of fame. >> hall of fame forecast the next few days. especially once we get to the weekend. that's when the warming trend begins. for today, another cool start. you need the jackets. temperatures in the mid-40s in the city. mostly clear skies and loads of sunshine all day long just like yesterday. grab your shades as you head out the door. temperatures eventually rising back to a high of 60 degrees. just about where we should be this time of year. then it gets slowly milder day by day. we'll have a look at your school day forecast in a few. right now, lauren scala has a look at your commute. hey, lauren. >> hey, raphael. good morning everyone.
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roads at 5:30. that makes me happy. an accident still out by weston canal road in the right lane. we'll take a live look at the connecticut turnpike here. niece are the construction delays we've been seeing every morning. northbound, a couple blocked near the bridgeport area. more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. lauren, thank you. 5:31 right now. police are questioning a mother from the bronx hours after her two young girls lost their lives in a fire. witnesses say she was across street when the flames spread in her apartment. tracie strahan is in the morrisania section how it all happened. >> horribly tragic story, trace. >> reporter: absolutely. 18 months old and 2 years old, two kbirls left home alone. the witnesses say their another mother, who is being questioned at the precinct house didn't
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heard ambulance sirens. you can see that black smoke coming out of a third floor apartment. that's where firefighters pulled those two little girls out. they scrambled to try to resuscitate them at the scene. sadly, 2-year-old jannubi jabie and 18-month-old amanda jabie pronounced dead at the hospital late last night. witness who is watched this unfold say the children's mother was at a laundromat across the street when it happened. >> i seen her coming straight across from the laundromat and she just was like my babies, my babies. >> once they told her she could not come inside. she fell out there. that's when they picked her up and took her away. >> reporter: witnesses identify the woman as the children's mother. you can see she's being loaded into an ambulance last night. authorities tell us she was actually treated at a hospital. likely for fainting as that woman said on camera.
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injured as a result of this. all of those minor injuries. the children's mother currently being questioned at the 42nd precinct house. tracie strahan in morrisania. thank you. we're waiting to learn how far a man died after police pulled his body from the bronx river. he's been identified as a 34-year-old. he is a father, went missing last month after leaving a friend's apartment on noble avenue in the bronx. authorities did find his body yesterday near the canoe launch site at starlight park. happening today, a juror from the peter liang trial is expected to get on the stand as a judge decides on whether to throw out liang's conviction. he was supposed to be sentenced yesterday in the manslaughter conviction in the killing of akai gurley. michael vargas, a juror, is being questioned. he's accused of not telling the truth during jury selection. liang's sentencing has been pushed back until next week. a man wanted for robbing several stores on long island at
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he has now been linked to ten robberies in nine towns throughout nassau county. see the map there. the most recent at a carvel in hewlett. police released surveillance video. this is the march 1st. the video recorded outside one of six dunkin' donuts stars he allegedly robbed. he's accused of holding up april 7-eleven and april subway. a different man used a knife to hold up april dunkin' donuts in nassau county. 276 hillside avenue in williston park. they say he ronde the same location yesterday. in both occasions, he used a mags being. 5:34. time for a check of weather and traffic. raphael miranda is in this morning. >> another storm-free day and chilly start. especially west of town. we have the freeze warning in effect once again for the counties shaded in purple.
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it's reflected on a temperature map. 45 in the city. not bad here. heading into westchester county, lose a few degrees. bridgewater, morristown, sussex, monticello, that's where you have temperatures at or just around or below freezing. keep an eye on that. it's chilly down the shore in long branch. the temperatures are moderating back into the 50s by the middle of today. loads p sunshine and looking good. 57 degrees. lauren scala has a look at that. >> rolling along pretty nicely. we do have a bunch of detours on the buses today. 12 different bus routes affected. at least one in each borough. take your pick there. it looks like the roads we do have a disabled vehicle on route 7 -- this is by route 208. it's on the shoulder. we have rubber necking delays. but it was a horse trailer that separated from the calves.
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try not to look at you go by. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. the next update on the 4s. >> thank you very much, lauren. new this morning, a prook lynn boxer and actor accused of knocking out his girlfriend is behind bars. josh luteran was arrested yesterday. they say he punched his girlfriend in the head at their home yesterday. the two had been fighting over money. luteran's girlfriend is in a medically induced coma. he's charged with robbery and assault. hillary clinton, bernie sanders will go toe to toe and debate in brooklyn tonight. they're not taking any time off before that big event. "today in new york's" katherine creag joins us now with the story. eventually, they'll end up where you are. there will be a lot of maneuvering before then. >> a lot of events, michael, we want to show you -- the roof of the greenhouse that's the venue where the debate will be.
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weddings that have taken place there. tonight between the democrats and clinton and sanders. hillary clinton took the stage in the bronx yesterday with the borough president there. hundreds of supporters in the audience. his supporters took over washington square park. we want to show you the tens of thousands of people at a massive rally there. they receive the endorsement of the communication workers of america. the daily news endorsed hillary clinton. both candidates also have their events talk about what they can do for new york city and the country when it comes to income equality. higher wages and several other issues. >> i also want to tackle the problem of affordable housing. there is not enough of it for the people in the bronx throughout new york city and across our country. >> it is about creating a
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standard of living for every man, woman and child. >> they still have their voices, michael. despite all of these events they've had. bernie sanders is scheduled to be with the reverend al sharpton and the national action network today for a meeting, for a gathering in midtown manhattan and hillary clinton. we're waiting to find out what she'll have later today. all eyes set on the brooklyn navy yard. the venue where the debate will be tonight. back to you, michael. >> kat, it all sounds fascinating. thank you very much. protesters will be out in force when donald trump speaks on long island. one group called on them to stop the rally. they say trump is stirring up anti-immigrant sentiments. suffolk county's gop chairman says the event will go on and his party do not condone hate crimes. also on long island today, governor john kasich will be interviewed for an msnbc town hall.
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yesterday the governor was stumping for votes in maryland that. takes place in a week and a half. this morning, senator ted cruz is in buffalo but also take ago an msnbc town hall. later i'll be on the tonight show starring jimmy fallon. meanwhile, a cruz radio ad is getting attention. >> murders were up last year. >> we're told that second line about the murder rate, that had to be changed. ornl nayly, it said kills were up by 10%. they're actually down. the nypd says there were more murders last year than the year before. in about a half hour, you should see minimum wage workers rallying in manhattan for higher pay. the fight for 15 movement say them launch their biggest ever day of events at a times square mcdonald's. tonight, they'll march to a hotel near grand central terminal where all three republican presidential candidates plan to attend the fundraiser.
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tens of thousands of verizon unionized workers begin their second day on strike. they say they're in it for the long haul. there are about 36,000 workers on strike throughout the east coast. about a quarter are from our area. they walked off the job of being without a contract for eight months. major issues, pension and job security and cost of health care. the workers are prepared to stay out for weeks, not just days. >> we're saying when the company is losing, we understand. but when the company is making record profits, give us our fair share. >> verizon, which did make a profit of more than $18 billion last year, says the proposals they've made are both fair and necessary. now to basketball, the golden state warriors capped off their incredible regular season. by making history. the warriors defeated the memphis grizzlies last night 125-104 to become the first team
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another huge night for steph curry. he had 46 points. head coach steve kerr led the warriors to a 73-9 record topping his former team's record, the 1996 chicago bulls were 72-10. in los angeles, kobe bryant thanked lakers fans after a final nba game. then he had one last message. >> and what can i say? ma'am mba out. >> kobe made history in his last outing scoring 60 points. the most for any player in a final game. he's gk going to retire as an 18-time all-star. five championships. he's the third leading scorer in nba history and despite all that, the emotional moment made him nervous. >> none of that makes a difference. come out here and completely lay an egg. >> completely mess up the situation.
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then you can be nostalgic all you want. >> that's an interesting take. i don't think he could lay an egg no matter what he tried. kobe. he's the only player. this is fascinating to ever play 20 seasons with just one team. the lakers ended upbeating the jazz. jack nicholson and jay z as well. all there to watch kobe bryant's last game. >> 101-96. >> shaquille o'neil who was his former teammate said i challenged him to get 50 and the blank got 60 points. couldn't believe it himself. 5:42 right now. dangerous game of bumper cars on the city street. what's worse is who police say was behind the wheel. >> love was in the air despite the fact there was a gunman in the corner. a couple that couldn't pull themselves away from each other even in the mid-of a holdup. >> weather and traffic on the 4s is coming up.
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good morning. a chilly start out there. a jacket morning on this thursday. another dry day. you can see on the plaza. looking good.
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winds are pretty light this morning. it's chilly but not too bad. 45 degrees. where we should be this time of year. winds near 6 miles per hour out of the north. the headlines for today. looks similar to yesterday. another chilly start. lots of sunshine through the afternoon. we're still waiting patiently for that wave of warmth. a few more days to get here. it will be worth it once we wait and head into the weekend. temperatures in the mid-40s. 45 dyker heights. looking at 45 in city island. we have temperatures in the 30s west of town. the temps below freezing. places like morristown. bridgewater and monticello. freezing right now. westhampton, 23 degrees. we're looking at 39 in bridgeport. takes us through the day. temperatures hovering in the 40s throughout the morning. it's a chilly commute. after lunchtime, that's when we get more comfortable temperatures. near 60 through the middle of the day. loads of sunshine to enjoy as well. even through the evening
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looking fantastic. 6:00 p.m. temperature, 57 degrees. waiting for the -- saturday still -- it's a fantastic spring feel. 65 degrees. a little breezy. a cool feel. high temperature may be warmer than that heading away from the coast. cooler along the coast. a splendid sunday for everyone. enjoying that sunshine. here's a look at storm tracker. we have this area of high pressure across eastern canada. it's going to stay there. in a blocking pattern over the next few days. keeping us storm-free. take a look at the forecast. temperatures warming up day by day. mid-60s on saturday. 70 on sunday. 75 on monday. notice the lack of rain. temperatures back down to the low 60s on wednesday. let's get a check of your thursday morning commute. lauren scala has that. >> thanks, raphi.
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>> we have an accident on 78. this is heading eastbound in the area that blocks the center lane before exit 24. it's 523 old wick exit. i'll keep you posted on that. any problems on the roads aren't causing too much of a problem. a live look outside. congestion on the long island expressway. by the grand central parkway, westbound, lots of cars and trucks out there. then heading over to the gowanus expressway, similar look past the belt merge through industry city. plenty of people on the roads. no problems on the roads. no problems on the rails. that includes your major commuter lines and your subways. more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you very much. police are looking for a street vein tore who is suspected in a slashing in midtown. police say an argument broke out between a teen and that vendor on fifth avenue and 31st street yesterday. that's when witnesses say the vendor slashed the teen in the chest. the teen was taken to the hospital.
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a man faces charges accused of trying to sexually assault a little girl in brooklyn. hall exposed himself as she walked to school tuesday morning. the girl was able to get away. hall is facing several charges, including attempted sexual abuse and public lewdness. detectives right now trying to sort out through two accounts of what led up to a former nfl star's murder. a coroner's report shows he was shot once in the chest and seven times in the back in new orleans on saturday night. despite surveillance video, a family attorney says the mercedes, the second car there, did not hit the hummer driven by the murder suspect, cardell hayes. believing they didn't hit the hummer and seeing no damage whatsoever, they continued. >> hayes is accused of later ramming smith's car and then shooting and killing him in a confrontation. hayes' lawyer insists he was not the aggressor.
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way for singer katy perry to buy a former convent in los angeles. perry has been trying to buy the property for more than a year. she offered $14.5 million for it. but a group of elderly nuns who used to live there sold it to a california business woman instead without the permission of a local archbishop. a judge ruled the attempts to sell the property were improper and voided the sale. a former police instructor in prague is accused of drinking, driving and crashing. he crashed into 51 vehicles and rammed some repeatedly. police say he had been drinking. the same officer was involved in a similar ins dent last year. one couple's unusual response to an armed robbery is going viral. this is surveillance video from a bar in billings, montana. you see them coming in with guns, hands are up by the customer.
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as the place is getting robbed. they keep on kissing as they the robbers walk even right by them. the couple finally look up as the robbers finally make their get away. >> uh-huh. hope it was worth it. >> passion, what can you say? >> 5:50 right now. coming up, a warning for all. what will happen to anyone trying to catch a flight this summer. follow us on facebook, instagram, insta book am a new thing -- darlene4ny, michaelg4ny. you're watching "today in new york." come seek the royal caribbean.
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welcome back. 5:54. 45 degrees out. it's thursday morning. it's a nice temperature. >> yeah. >> glad you think so. >> i do think so. >> 45 in the city. we have 20s north and west of town. that's not okay. you need a jacket. let's be thankful it's 45 in the city right now. storm tracker, mostly clear skies down the jersey shore. that allows sunshine to warm things up again today back to a high of 60 degrees. we're adding on a couple of degrees day by day. it's a very slow warmup. it takes a few days to get here. 59 for a high in larchmont.
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7:35 tonight. 60 is the high in brewster. overnight tonight, another chilly and clear night. winds are pretty light out of the north at 5 to 10 miles an hour. the cold spots basically in the distant suburbs. around freezing. 36 your low in franklin. you still need the heat on. haven't really turned the corner. >> the forecast in just a few. >> looking forward to that raphi. >> take the night -- the checklist. everything is operating on a regular route and schedule. >> the ferries always a pretty good ride out there. eye live look outside. the inbound side of the george washington bridge. minor delays into the tolls here. at the lincoln and the holland, you can take your pick as you head out the door. the commutes are doing well. lauren, thank you. the transportation fund that covers the cost of the sbrij close to running out of money.
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funding could dry up in early august. raising the gas tax could give the fund a boost. any plan to help must end in what he calls tax fairness to new jersey residents. >> if you think the wait at the airport security is bad now. wait until summer. this is a warning from american airlines. the tsa -- to handle the increase of flyers. experts say long lines resulted in thousands of missed flights. flying out of newark liberty may pose a particular challenge since officials just signed off on more flights out of that airport. to speed things up, the tsa is hiring new officers each week ahead of the summer travel season. for those who are traveling, chances are you're not going too far. new survey shows 80% of people are staying in the united states. safety concerns. top factor impacted their
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84% chose their destination based on the safety concerns. 63% say it's based on where you can afford to go. it was travel zoo that conducted the survey. tom costello reporting in nightly news that in some cases they're talking about three hours to get through security. >> security can be tough depending on the time of day you're traveling and not where you're going. i guess where you're traveling from. >> we've waited our share. >> coming up next, new york city proposed plastic bag tax may soon be a reality. the new agreement that may seal the deal. >> also at 6:00 a.m., the chair of the nypd's watchdog group is stepping down amid scandal. sexist allegations that may have led to his resignation. if you're about to head out the door, keep watching, download the news 4 app on your mobile device right now. we're back in two minutes.
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two little girls are dead. police are questioning their mother. >> it's the democrats big night. the presidential candidates now hours away from what's likely to be a fiery debate in brooklyn. new this morning, a record breaking night for the nba. as kobe says good-bye and the warriors make history. "today in new york" starts now. pretty incredible night. it's thursday morning, april 14th. i'm darlene rodriguez. i'm michael gargiulo. chris has the morning off. raphael miranda is here with the forecast. as we start this thursday in the mid-40s. raphi. >> that's right. starting on the 40s once again like yesterday. colder north and west of town. much colder in some spots in the distant suburbs. we're all dealing with a mostly clear sky. we've got the morning chill right now. 45 degrees. 30s and 20s north and west of town. ba being to the 50s by lunchtime. a smidge warmer than yesterday. back to 60.
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a great day to be outside and enjoy a nice spring feel. the school day forecast coming up in a few. lauren scala is here. >> things are moving nicely on the roads. two accidents that will get in your way this morning. 78 eastbound out on the ferry area. there is an accident out there in the center lane. you can see delays through there. heading over to the long island expressway, we have reports of an accident in the westbound lanes out by queens boulevard. it's a slow ride either way. like it is every day. it's going to make it a little bit worse. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you. now to to that fire tragedy in the bronx. two toddlers are dead and the girls' mother was not home when the flames broke out. tracie strahan is in the morrisania section where the mother is being questioned. tracie? >> reporter: darlene, fire marshals are set to return to the scene today to figure out what started the fire. as they do that, police are here at the 42nd precinct questioning
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she was with those two toddlers when it started. we want to show you the scene last night from cell phone video showing how intense the fire was on webster avenue around 6:30 last night. firefighters went to that apartment trying to pull the two toddlers out. scrambled to resuscitate them. witnesses say they were lifeless. but we've learned that 2-year-old jannubi jabie and 18-month-old amanda jabie were both pronounced dead at bronx lebanon hospital late last night. witnesses who watch all of this unfold say the children's mother was actually at a laundromat across the street from the building when this happened. >> i went to the door to try to get the door open. i couldn't breathe. i had to come back downstairs to get air. >> i watched them carry the two children out lifeless. it's horrible. >> reporter: 12 people suffered minor injuries as a result of the fire. three of them firefighters themselves.
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return back to the scene today. so far fire officials tell us they think the fire started in the living room. they believe the children were in that area. back to you. >> tracie strahan, thank you. new this morning, the brooklyn boxer and actor accused of knocking out his girlfriend is now behind bars. police did arrest 30-year-old josh luteran yesterday. they say he punched his 38-year-old girlfriend in the head at their bedford-stuyvesant home. they had been fighting over money we're told. his girlfriend is now in a medically induced coma and he's charged with robbery and assault. a hearing resumes for the former nypd officer convicted of killing an unarmed man. the judge is deciding whether to throw out peter liang's conviction in the killing of akai gurley. michael vargas is at the center of this, a juror. accused of not telling the truth during jury selection. he's expected back on the stand
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liang's sentencing has been pushed back until next week. tens of thousands of verizon workers back on the picket line. day two of the strike. about 36,000 workers walked off the job along the east coast. about a quarter of them are from our area. at issue here is health care cost, pensions and job security. the workers are prepared to stay out for weeks. verizon said it's fair and necessary. minimum wage workers are beginning a series of rallies around town. they're rallying for higher wages. members of the fight for 15 are calling it the biggest ever day of events. they're starting at a mcdonald's in times square and later tonight, march to a hotel on 42nd street near grand central terminal. that's where all three gop presidential candidates are planning to attend a fundraiser. 6:04 on this thursday morning. it's time for weather and traffic on the 4s. raphael miranda here for chris. good morning. >> good morning, guys.
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but it is a chilly one. especially to the west of town. we have those freeze warnings in effect once again for plants that can't take the temperatures below freezing. this tells you where the coldest spots are this morning. generally to the west of new york city. all these counties shaded in purple. we can see that on the temperature map. sussex, it's 33. morristown and bridgewater, both at 30 degrees. 33 in ice limb. looking at 32 down the shore in long branch. the school day forecast, by recess 55 degrees. after school, comfortable. 59 at 3:30. after school, 57 degrees. nothing but sun. mostly sunny skies all day long. we'll take a look at a warmer weekend finally headed our way. lauren scala is here with a look at the commute. >> thanks, raphael. good morning everyone. an accident out there. it's been there for quite a while. 287 northbound before weston canal road in the right lane. now we're starting to see minor delays as you make your way through this area.
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on the rails today. metro-north. lirr, ny transit, path, all on or close to schedule. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. the next weather and traffic update ahead on the 4s. lauren, thanks very much. decision 2016. tonight is the night bernie sanders, hillary clinton they'll face off in a highly anticipated debate. it takes place in brooklyn. "today in new york's" katherine creag is there at the brooklyn navy yard where preparations are already under way before they get there. a full day of campaigning for both candidates before that. >> reporter: absolutely. a busy day for both. some found it fitting that the two candidates, the democratic debate would be here in brooklyn at the navy yard for example. bernie sanders grew up in mid wood brooklyn, hillary clinton has her campaign headquarters in brooklyn heights. both candidates, though, have been all over this city. former secretary of state clinton took the stage in the bronx with the borough president there. hundreds of supporters in the audience.
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his supporters essentially took over washington square park with thousands of people at a has siff rally. both candidates talked about what they can do for new york when it comes to income equality. higher wages and several other issues. >> i also want to tackle the problem of affordable housing. there is not enough of it for the people in the bronx, throughout new york city and across our country. >> it is about creating a government that creates a decent standard of living for every man, woman and child. >> reporter: bernie sanders is scheduled to be with the reverend al sharpton and the national action network today. michael, we're waiting to find out the schedule for mrs. clinton. as you mentioned, it's the highly anticipated debate. weeks went on without them setting a firm date or location. the brooklyn borough president, though, saying that it's going to be here in brooklyn. back to you, michael.
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protesters vow to greet donald trump tonight when he speaks on long island. one group called on the gop to cancel the fundraiser in patchogue. it's too close to where a hate crime murder happened eight years ago. they say trump is stirring up anti-immigrant sentiments. suffolk county's gop chairman says trump has the right to speak. he insists neither trump nor the gop condone hate crimes. governor kasich will be on long island today. he'll be interviewed for an msnbc town hall taking place in jericho. you can watch that event tonight. the governor was stumping for votes in maryland. the primary takes place on april 26th. senator ted cruz is in buffalo to tape his msnbc town hall. later on msnbc's tonight show starring jimmy fallon. it's a cruz radio ad that criticizes mayor de blasio that's sparking some controversy. >> de blasio's socialist policies are tearing the city apart.
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>> we're told that second line about the murder rate, that had to be changed. originally murders were up 10%. they're actually down. the nypd does tell us by the number there are more murders last year than there were the year before. >> the chairman of new york city's police watchdog agency abruptly resigned from his most. richard emery stepped down from the complaint review board on wednesday. it was less than 24 hours after being hit with a lawsuit alleging he made sexist remarks to two female workers. the lawsuit claims emery called them a derogatory word during an argument and retaliated against them for complaining. >> it sends a loud and clear message to other women in the workplace who may be undergoing harassment. >> emery did not directly respond to the lawsuit. but in his resignation letter said several of my recent public statements and litigation have
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the success of the ccr about. kobe bryant is now retired but he made history in his final and emotional game. >> and what can i say? mamba out. >> the self-described nickname. he scored 60 points in the last game. it's the most for nif player in their send-off game. he also became the only player to play 20 years with just one team. hear what he had to say after the game coming up in just about a half hour. also new this morning, the golden state warriors, capping off an incredible season. they made history too. they defeated the grizzlies, 125-104. they become the first team ever to reach 73 wins in a regular season. another huge night for steph curry. 46 points for him. head coach steve kerr who, of course, was on the bulls when they were doing great.
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record topping his former team's record, the 1996 chicago bulls. they were 72-10e. golden state slightly better. what a run for steph curry and team. >> he's become this amazing player. everyone talks about him. we were talking about him before during the commercial. he is that star right now. but kobe, the big star of the night. >> way to go out. >> 6:11. coming up next, changes could be coming to the alcohol sales laws. we'll tell you what it could mean for your next trip to the liquor store. later, it was a dangerous close encounter and caught on camera. you're watching it here. a russian navy fighter jet buzzing a u.s. navy destroyer. plus, your weather and traffic on the 4s is coming up. you're watching "today in new
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forecast. another chilly start out there. you can see in the weather headlines, we have good news as well. the sunny trend continues today. just like yesterday, temperatures warming back up to 60 degrees. we are finally getting warm weather going. not until we head into the weekend. we're dealing with a cold in place across northwest new jersey. now, this is one of the coldest spots out there this morning. 28 degrees in walpack. many spots below freezing right now. like califon, high bridge and belvidere at 29 degrees. milder as we get closer to the city. 40 in white plains. 45 in central park. 39 degrees in bridgeport. also chilly across long island. 24 degrees in the hamptons. we're dealing with 45. mo tstly clear skies and that's going to lead to lots of sunshine throughout the day. that sun will boost the temperatures. by lunchtime, it's not chilly anymore. it's comfortable and cool. that's how we stay throughout the afternoon. sunshine and 57 degrees. even at 6:00. now as we look ahead to
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going there. temperatures finally above average. 65 for a high there. it's a little breezy. a touch milder. but sunday, that's the day when you step outside and say wow, this feels much better. 70s sunday and monday. well above average. especially away from the water. it will be cooler by the coast. long island, connecticut even the jersey shore. you're going to be -- interior new jersey. that's where you'll see temperatures into the 70s. the trend over the next five days is to finally see above average weather. you can see the average higt 61 to 63. we're going to do much better than that heading into sunday and monday. the rest of the seven-day forecast, no major cooldowns on the way. back down to the 68 degree mark on't tuesday and wednesday. looking at low 60s with more clouds. here's lauren scala with traffic. thank you, raphi. good morning everyone. let's talk about that traffic. we do have a couple of accidents out there. one of them on 78 heading
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so if you head to old week or eastbound to western new jersey, blocks the center lane. 287 this has been there for quite a while. weston canal road, an accident in the right lane here. heading over to queens, we have an accident on the l.i.e. westbound after queens boulevard. a slow ride as you make your way through the entire borough like every other day. we'll take a live look outside, though. show you what the cross bronx expressway looks like. delays not too bad out there. they are building westbound as you make your way towards the bronx river parkway. le's cave yourself time. you know how that goes. parking rules in effect today. more weather and traffic on the 4s. >> the cnbc money report, there are 85 million faulty takata airbag inflators on roads. they can deploy with too much force and hurl shrapnel at drivers. u.s. regulators say the rest of airbags may need to be recalled unless takata can prove they're safe.
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incidents linked to the inflators. uber handed over information about 12 until riders and drivers to different government agencies. uber said agencies requested data on trips, pickup and drop-off areas and fares. the companies said law enforcement requests related to fraud or stolen credit cards. it hasn't received security letters. >> new york state's alcohol laws could be changing. they're suggesting a complete reorganization to simplify the rules which are now 80 years old. panels say bars and restaurants should be able to sell them -- suggesting to cut the number of licenses for establishments from nine down to three. the governor and state lawmakers would have to sign off on those recommendations. music legend paul mccartney, sir paul, will rock new jersey this summer. officials confirming that the beatles great will play met life stadium. it's part of his one-on-one
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it's the first time that he's performing in that area in 14 years. tickets go on sale april 22nd. in hockey, the islanders were in florida to kick off the playoff series. meanwhile, the ragers find themselves in a hole and possibly without a key player. goalie henrik lundqvist had to leave the game because of an eye j injury. lundqvist will be evaluated today. no word if he'll be ready for game two on saturday. your home for the 2016 stanley cup playoffs. head to nbcnewyork.com to see the full playoff schedule and war to watch the game. that looked bad. >> they had the mask on but the stick sometimes can get in. different masks for different levels of play. sometimes they're bigger for the older players because they want to see more. all right. still ahead, america's top young
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(avo) take a break from the expected. play wheel of fortune or any of the new scratch-off games from the new york lottery. a beautiful morning here from the top of the rock. very nice. tribeca film festival is under way. >> tonight it features a film that plucks at the heartstrings.
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market in germany in 1947 ended up in the hands much a school girl in the bronx. joe's violin, a short dock rumt umtry that chronicles a holocaust survivor. it brought him comfort and joy for over 70 years is bringing a similar feeling to an 8th grader in a bronx charter school. he tr life forever changed by his simple act of generosity. >> you know, at its heart, this film is really about the power of music to transcend generations and cultural backgrounds and it can connect people and bring them together. >> joe's violin premieres at regal cinemas, battery park. nbc 4 is a proud sponsor of tribeca film festival. head to nbcnewyork.com to see who is participating. it's so compelling.
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>> lauren has been doing a lot of stories in and around tribeca. i got to check out the story scape. they had virtual reality segments, that's today, tomorrow and saturday i believe. >> nice. >> it's a great festival. it really is. >> it's nice when the weather is dry for the festival. it's getting there. it's a little easier. a dry day ahead. on storm tracker, not much going on. high pressure in control. that means we're expecting lots of sunshine today. temperatures will respond to that sun. back to 60 later on. even though it's chilly right now, a pleasantly cool afternoon. winds are up northeast around 5 to 10 miles per hour. up to 53 hampton bays. 59 in hamburg. 57 down the shore in long branch. overnight tonight, chilly yet again. in the pattern of cool days, chilly nights down to 40 in the city. some spots below freezing once again. the heat stays on in the tri-state for another night. step by step, we get warmer. the weekend has some nice things awaiting for us.
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>> i like nice surprises. >> thanks, raphi. what's happening, lauren? >> we have a nice surprise. a look at the garden state parkway. things are moving along fine out there by exit 135 in clark township. no problems on the garden state parkway this morning or the turnpike right now. parkway. things are certainly starting to boulevard. no accidents getting in your way here, though. at least that's good news. it's really not as heavy as it can be at this hour. >> lauren, thank you. 6:26. coming up next, a big day for presidential politics. >> reporter: indeepd. i'm katherine creag live at the brooklyn navy yard. the fight for new york will heat up. the democrats will debate tonight. bernie sanders and hillary clinton. we'll explain coming up why brooklyn is a little more significant with democratic voters. that's coming up. >> reporter: here in the bronx. a mother is being questioned about the intense fire that claimed the lives of her two little girls.
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now at 6:30. two young girls killed in an apartment fire while witnesses say their mother was across the street. tonight's the night. hillary clinton and bernie sanders set to face off in a highly anticipated debate in brooklyn. plus starting to plan that summer vacation. look at these lines. you may want to plan a road trip instead of getting to the airport. "today in new york" starts now. good morning. 6:30 a.m. on this thursday. it's april 14th. i'm michael gargiulo. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm darlene rodriguez. raphael miranda is here. good morning, raphi. >> good morning guys. another chilly and dry start to the day. you don't need jackets. >> it's another sunny start to your day. that stays that way throughout the day. look at the temperatures. we're bottoming out in the mid-40s in the city. 30s and 20s north and west of town. by lunchtime, back to 55 degrees.
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the day. today's high temperature a little bit warmer than yesterday. we go much warmer than yesterday. >> it's coming up in a few, right now. >> lauren scala is here with a look at your commute. >> good morning, raphael. >> good morning everyone. kbiet a few accidents on the roads. one has been there for a while. bridgewater area, on 287 northbound out before weston canal road, an accident blocks the right lane. delays go back a mile or so at this point. that's a spot to avoid. a live look outside. we'll show you the roadways. here is the long island expressway by the grand central parkway. believe it or not, this is better than a while ago. we had an accident westbound past queens boulevard. that is cleared out. just your normal morning congestion. more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. >> lauren, thanks very much. the latest on the fire tragedy in the bronx. two young children are dead. witnesses tell us the girl's mother wasn't home when the flames broke out. tracie strahan is in the
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mom is being questioned we understand. >> reporter: that's what officials are confirming to us, michael. there are so many heartbreaking details about this story. witnesses believe they heard the two little girls tapping on the window for help. trying to escape. they spent five hours trying to save their lives. witnesses also say the mother being questioned here at the 4 27 bd precinct house didn't even know what was going on until she heard ambulance sirens. want to show you now cell phone video of the fire that broke out on webster avenue around 6:30 last night. you can see thick black smoke billowing from that third floor apartment. that's where firefighters rushed inside. trying to pull those two little girls, just 18 months old and 2 years old out to safety. they were able to do that. but there was a scramble to resuscitate them. late last night, 2-year-old jannubi jabie and 18-month-old amanda jabie were both pronounced dead at bronx lebanon hospital.
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at a laundromat across the street when it happened and witnesses describe the scene. >> i seen her coming straight across from the laundromat. she just was like, my babies, my babies. once they told her she could not come inside, she fell out there and that's when they picked her up and took her away. >> reporter: still no word this morning on what may have caused the fire. fire marshals are expected back on the scene in just a few hours to try and dirm that. michael, meanwhile, we've learned that 12 other people suffered minor injuries as a result of this fire. three of them were firefighters. again, that mother is here at the 42nd precinct house being questioned about where she was. back to you. >> okay, tracie thank you. a man already wanted for nine knifepoint robberies on long island may have robbed a tenth store. nassau county police are linking the same suspect to a holdup that happened last night at a carvel in hewlett.
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person who robbed another vel, a 7-eleven, a subway shop and six dunkin' donuts. surveillance video shows them in new hyde park when it was held up on march 1st. police say he's usually armed with a six-inch kitchen knife. so far, no one has been hurt. we want to show you the live pictures. coming to us from chopper 4, where minimum wage workers are beginning a day of planned rallies and strikes around the country. right now, they're outside of a mcdonald's restaurant in times square. this is one. biggest events happening tonight. that's when they plan to march for higher wages. they're going to go east from here to grand central terminal. that's where all three gop presidential candidates. they will be attending a fundraiser. >> the fund that covers the cost of bridge and roadwork in new jersey is on track to run out of money by august. that's the warning from new jersey's acting transportation commissioner. some democrats say raising the gas tax could be one solution.
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any plan to help the transportation fund must also provide what he calls tax fairness to new jersey residents. american airlines is warning passengers, pack your patience. there will be longer waits for flights. the tsa says it's understaffed while handling an increase in passengers. flying out of newark liberty may pose a particular challenge since officials just signed off on more flights, which means more passengers to speed things up. the tsa is hiring 200 new officers each week ahead of the summer travel season. >> there you go. >> the joy of traveling. >> so beautiful. especially when you're always randomly selected. >> isn't that nice. >> what a surprise. >> i know. >> not really. >> i've got mostly good news for you guys. it will help ease the pain. it is cold to the west of town. again, these are freeze warnings. where you see the purple, that's where the coldest spots are this morning. northwest new jersey to
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you also take the plants inside. you can't take the temperatures below freezing. that's what we've got right now. 30 in bridgewater. another jacket morning outside. a bit of a wintry feel. especially in the distant suburbs. 45 degrees right now in central park. your school day forecast shows asan we head throughout the day, temperatures moderate by recess. nice and comfy, 55 degrees. salve school temperatures in the mid-50s. the sunshine goes on all day long. you get to enjoy that. >> time now for a check of the commute. here's lauren scala with that. >> thanks, raphael. good morning. if you're taking mass transit, the rails are in good shape. major commuter lines and the subways included. no delays or service changes. we'll take a live look outside at the inbound side of the lincoln tunnel. cars and trucks make their way around the helix. 20 minutes into the tolls here. same at the holland tunnel. 15 minutes into the upper level tolls at the washington bridge. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. more weather and traffic on the
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>> thank you very much, lauren. now to decision 2016. the day new york democrats have been waiting for. bernie sanders and hillary clinton will face off in a brooklyn. "today in new york's" katherine creag is at the brooklyn navy yard where preparations are under way. >> good morning, darlene. it's getting a little bit busy. at the navy yard. it's a unique place. there are manufacturers here, also a film studio, movie studio. doctors the de gaulle greenhouse. that's where the debate will be. beyonce and madonna have rehearsed here. there's also weddings that have taken place here. both candidates have been here in brooklyn. they've been all over the city. campaigning. the former secretary of state, mrs. clinton, she took the stage in the bronx with a borough president there. hundreds of supporters in the audience. we saw berens and his supporters in washington square park. knaus of people at a massive rally.
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described as rich with delegates. there are 291 democratic delegates and the candidates, we hear from them. we talked about what they can do for new york city and across the country when it comes to income equality. higher wages and several other issues. >> this campaign is sending a message to corporate america, you cannot have it all. >> that's why i've said, we're going to continue to make improvements. i am so proud at what's happening here in the bronx. >> but it can be even better if we work together. if you have a president in the white house who actually knows where co-op city is. >> as for the schedules, bernie sanders is set to meet with the reverend al sharpton and the national action network in midtown today. manhattan, we're waiting to find out the schedule for mrs. clinton and why brooklyn is so significant in courting voters, darlene. of the 3 million voted to --
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back to you, darlene. noo. >> katherine creag, thank you. you can expects road closures and protesters when donald trump arrives in one long island community. yesterday, a group vowed to be out in force, outside of the gop fundraiser scheduled for patchogue. it's too close to where a murder crime happened. they object to trump's stand on immigration. they called the motive suspect and says the fundraiser will take place. governor john kasich will be on long island today. he's going to be interviewed for an msnbc town hall. that's taking place in jericho. you can watch that event tonight. senator ted cruz, he's also taping an msnbc town hall for broadcast today. later, you can see him on nbc's tonight show starring jimmy fallon. russia is denying it did an ything wrong when its warplanes came dangerously close to a u.s. navy destroyer. the navy released video showing the russian planes buzzing past
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and tuesday in the baltic sea. they called the maneuvers unsafe and up professional. russia's defense ministry says the planes complied with all safety regulations. a new report confirms the link between birth defects and the zika virus. scientists with the cdc say there's no doubt that zika causes severe and sometimes fatal fetal brain defects. the zika virus can be spread through a certain kind of mosquito. sexual contact and blood transfusions. the cdc says pregnant women should avoid travel to areas where zika is actively spreading. >> mixed martial arts set to come to an end. he'll do it at madison square gar en. it would allow the sport to be regulated by the athletic commission. it will go into effect in 120 days. that will allow the commission to adopt regulation to train staff and then to license the fighters themselves.
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state warriors capped off their regular season run by making nba history. the warriors defeated president memphis grizzlies last night 125-104 to become the first team ever to reach 73 wins in a regular season. another huge night for steph curry. he had 46 points. head coach steve kerr led the warriors to a 73-9 record topping his former team's record. the 1996 chicago bulls were 72-10. kobe bryant, he's now retired. he thanked l.a. laker fans after his final game and then he had one final message. >> and what can i say? mamba out. >> all right. he made history last night in the last outing. he scored 60 points. that's the most for any player in their final game. kobe retires with these stats. 18-time all-star, 5 championship
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>> it's like reverse. it's a weird year. you know what i mean? go from being a villain to some type of a hero and then go from everybody saying pass the ball to shoot the ball. it's really strange. >> it's an interesting stat. he's the only player out of all the nba, the only player ever to play 20 years with just one team. by the way, the lakers went on to beat the jazz in that game. as we see jack nicholson, 101-96. what a great ending for a fantastic career. >> incredible career. he'sth only player to ever look the same age for all years. he hasn't aged i minute. looks great. coming up next, a special honor for local students. see the invention earned these teens a meeting with president obama. it's time to bring your own bags to the store. we'll tell you why new york city stores could soon be charging you for plastic bags. plus, weather and traffic on the 4s is coming up. you're watching "today in new
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good morning everyone. time for a check of the forecast. we're stuck in a rut weatherwise. more of the same pattern day after day. chilly mornings and sunny afternoons warmer weather in the weekend. sunday will be a great day. right now temperatures are chilly. just like yesterday in westchester county. 36 in tarrytown. 37 in sloatsburg. mid-30s from vista towards armonk. chilly around the region. the coldest spots to the west of town. morristown 30. 30 in bridgewater and holding steady at 45 in central park. lots of sunshine. stays sunny throughout the day. a look at the temperatures moderating. by lunchtime the chill is basically gone. it turns to a cool and pleasant afternoon.
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the evening commute looks good. sunshine. temperatures on the rise day by day. tomorrow we're back to 63. ifth you look at your average high, that's where we should be. low 60s this time of year. we do that tomorrow by saturday. especially sunday, above average and monday, into the mid-70s. well above average there. even tuesday, 68 degrees. that is above average. it will be warm, but will it be dry in the weekend. the answer yes. you can start making the outdoor plans. just a great day to be outside on saturday. sunday, that's when lofts folks are wearing t-shirts once again. 70 degrees and sunshine to enjoy the second half of the weekend. seven-day forecast shows a quiet pattern the next few days. no major storms on the horizon. we're enjoying a gradual warmup. a bit of a dip there to the low 60s with more clouds. time for a check of the commute with lauren scala. >> thanks, raphael. a couple of problems out there in new jersey. two of them on 287. this accident northbound out by
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out there in the right lane. it's causing delays. been out there for quite a while. those go back a few miles and now we have one southbound on 287. this is in the inner roadway before exit 17 which connects you to routes 202 and 206. that's in the right lane. you see a slow ride. head to the outer roadway to avoid this. that's starting to pick up rubber necking delays. also a slow ride eastbound by eisenhower parkway. delays back to 80 here. keep that in mind as you head out the door. staten island, here's the staten island expressway. right now, headed eastbound to clove road around exit 13. this is where the delays start heading into the verrazano bridge. a slow ride here. before you get to this area, still moving nicely. back to you, darlene and michael. >> thank you very much, lauren. some young students from our area got a chance to meet president obama inside the white house. they were chosen to participate in his sixth yule white house
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the students included three who attend baruch college campus high school. they created a 100-pound robot designed to suck up garbage in the subways. >> we were helped -- to help problems in the communities and ways to solve them. this is how we came up with this project. so we are hoping to participate in engineering firm and get a patent and have the mta take a look at it. fantastic. 17-year-old from greenwich cree it add an inexpensive test to detect the ebola virus. brilliant things. from the new york area. >> hope they're inspired by the visit to the white house. up next, why you're soon to be paying using plastic bags at the grocery store. >> follow us on facebook, twitter and instagram. michaelg4ny, darlene4ny. you're watching "today in new
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6:52. you could soon be shelling out an extra nickel for every plastic bag you get at a checkout counter. supporters say they have enough votes to pass the measure on the new york city city council. they're hoping it's taken in time for earth day. april 22nd. many cities have imposed their own fees claiming the bags can't be recycled and they end up clogging land fills. all right. the "today" show is coming up in a few minutes. we'll check in with savannah and willie. >> guys, good morning to you. coming up on the show, campaign trail controversies to talk what a supporter of bernie sanders said at a rally that has that surrogate apologizing this morning. plus, donald trump's eyebrow raising remark about joe paterno during a rally in pennsylvania. robert deniro's controversial comments on "today" yesterday whether there's a link between vaccines and autism. >> anna wintour will be here and she'll show us what it takes to
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one of fashion's biggest nights. who you going to call? al, of course. mr. roker's visit to the set of the new ghostbusters reboot. all that when we see you today. >> when anna wintour visits the set, you get concern about what you wear. i think we did well. >> i hope so. i had to go with basic black. >> exactly. i heard her say once, one of her pet peeves about fashion. she doesn't like head to toe black. oh, my gosh, i don't know if i can do this. >> that's right. >> i knew you would. >> i might have had a nightmare about it. >> i'm wearing the suit i got for my high school graduation. so i feel good about it. >> you look fantastic. >> it's a clip-on tie. >>en exactly. see ya. we'll check in with raphael and see when things will finally be warming up. >> you're watching "today in new
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he say's we should punish women who have abortions. there has to be some form of punishment. that mexicans who come to america are rapists. they're rapists. and that we should ban muslims from coming here at all. total and complete shut down. donald trump say's we can solve americas problems by turning against each other. it's wrong and it goes against everything new york and america stand for. with so much at stake, she's the one tough enough to stop trump. hillary clinton. i'm hillary clinton and i
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police are questioning the mother of two young girls who died in an apartment fire in the bronx. >> "today in new york's" tracie strahan is in the morrisania section with the details. tracie? >> reporter: witnesses say that woman became so upset when she saw the fire break out inside of her apartment that she passed out. we have video of a woman identified by those witnesses as the mother of those two young girls being loaded into an ambulance after fire broke out in her webster avenue apartment around 6:30 last night. the witnesses say that woman was
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street from the building and left her two daughters in the house. they were both pronounced dead at the hospital. tracie, thank you. now to a major power outage in part of newark. kai simonsen is over the scene in chopper 4. what's happening, kai? >> good morning to both of you. we got word of this at 1:30. we are over university avenue. in downtown newark, you can see crews working at the scene where an underground cable caused a fire and a subsequent power outage. unclear how many customers are being affected. it is a substantial area. rutgers university hospital and st. michael's hospital on backup generators. ironically, the pse&g headquarters also without power. back over to you. >> thank you very much, kai. >> we'll check in with lauren, see what's going on. >> a couple of problems on the roads. start with staten island on the expressway eastbound after clove road or exit 13. there is a disabled vehicle.
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delays as you make your way towards the verrazano bridge this morning. over on 287, this has been out there all morning long. northbound before weston canal road, an accident in the right lane. delays back a few miles before exit 17. this is in the inner roadway. there's an accident as well that blocks the right lane. an update on the 280 incident. it was reported as an accident. disabled truck. that's out there eastbound by eisenhower parkway. delays keep getting worse by the minute. >> wow. thank you, lauren. raphi, one more check of the weather. >> another chilly and dry morning out there. lots of sunshine. temperatures in the 40s in the city, 30s and 20s north and west of town. 30 at morristown. 32 in monticello. under beautiful blue skies. we warm back up to 60 degrees later on today. a beautiful spring day. it gets milder day by day. down to 40 again.
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mostly clear skies. so 65 on saturday. we finally do it for the end of the weekend. 70 degrees on sunday. warmer than that on monday. >> get tg together. >> finally. the "today" show is coming up next. that's what's happening "today in new york." good morning. feud over? megyn kelly explains her private meeting at trump towers. >> we met for about an hour, just the two of us, and had a chance to clear the air. >> is a trump-kelly face to face in the near future? while bernie sanders turn out in force and a sanders surrogate raises eyebrows with this line. >> medicare for all will never happen if we continue to elect corporate democratic [ bleep ] --

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