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keep watching "today in new york." download the news 4 new york app on your mobile device. our next hour starts right now. commuter alert. this morning, a lot of people will be getting on trains and crossing their fingers. there's a power outage at grand central that could slow down the commute. plus round and round. overnight, two flights to our area forced to land somewhere else. and a wet, messy morning. real downpours still hours away. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everybody, 5:00 a.m. on this tuesday, february 16th. i'm michael gargiulo. >> and i'm darlene rodriguez. chris cimino is here with the forecast good morning. >> good morning. this storm system wearing a lot of different hats. yesterday, snow, ice and rain. temperatures out very cold. upper 40s in the city. still north and west and reluctant areas. a few icy spots. temperatures are going to warm through the morning.
then that heavy round of rain is coming in. maybe an imbedded thunderstorm or two in there. temperatures headed way up to the 50s. through city island is 45. staten island 47. morristown 32. bridgewater is 33. sussex sand still above freezing. you can see the city and coastal areas of connecticut well into the 40s. not a lot of precipitation, mainly light stuff. but hear is the heavy stuff that's going to come to our direction. we'll have several hours where it doesn't do much of anything in the morning commute which is good news. we're just trying to warm it up in the western suburbs to get rid of ice. very warm temperatures, hw ighs back into the mid to upper 50s. lauren is here. if you're heading out the door early. >> thanks, chris. there are lots of speed
garden state parkway also speed restriction. route 4 completely shut down eastbound. you cannot get to the george washington bridge from route 4. 95. in addition to that, we have an accident on the belt parkway. bay parkway on the left lane, things are moving okay through this area, but no matter where you are, take it slowly as you head out. we'll have more weather and frank coming up on the 4s. new this morning, two flights to our area diverted and forced to land elsewhere because of the weather. kerry barrett in the newsroom with details. some of these people still getting ohm, kerry. >> oh, my gosh, yes. not the way these people wanted to end their trip from punta cana. let's listen. >> 944, did you divert? >> we did. left holding at kennedy. >> sounded like there were going
>> that's flight 944 from punta cana. 159 passengers. supposed to land at jfk at 6:20. the flight was diverted to manchester-boston regional in new hampshire. passengers say it was only after they landed that they were told the crew was out of flight hours and they would have to stay in new hampshire overnight. then the problem becomes this, because this was an international flight they needed customs. there were no customs officers at the airport. passengers had to wait two hours, walk through pretty deep snow to get to the terminal. one passenger felt this was a gross miscalation. it was another delta flight that was diverted as well.
laguardia. it was supposed to land last night until 7:00. it didn' actually land until early this morning in buffalo. no statements from delta on that flight just yet. >> they were so happy to get home, weren't they? thanks so much. now to the commuter alert that we've been talking about this morning. the power outage at grand central could create problems for metro-north area. "today in new york's" lori bordonaro is there to explain mapped. >> reporter: darlene, lower level here and shops down here remain closed. mta is hoping to have the power down there restored in time for the morning rush. however, commuters can expect lingering delays because of that power outage that left the lower level here in complete darkness. a pipe burst and flooded an underground transformer at 47th street and madison.
screens went blank. passengers were redirected to the upper level. crews have been working to get that power fully restored. michael and darlene, the doors here open at 5:30 this morning. we're going to go inside shortly and check out some of the progress here. once again, mta telling customers if they're heading out to take a train this morning, expect delays of 20 to 30 minutes. back to you. >> lori bordonaro at gratd centtal, thank you. let's check on the weather. there's a lot of going on, chris. it's always the weather where you are and where you're going. >> right, there's always pieces to the puzzle. temperatures have here have warmed up. the front is pushing to the north of us across long island, mid to upper 40s. 45 in white plains. well above freezing in danbury. not there yet, poughkeepsie at
newburgh, still below freezing. icy patches out here. what looks wet could be icy. take your time and use caution. again, all of these temperatures that you see in the 40s,sthis will start to work its way inland. meantime, a break in the moisture, the snow and ice, that ves to the north. right now, it's going to sit for the next several hours with nothing more than a drizzle and brief shower. this is what we're watching a nasty line of showers. that's moving up back towards the north and east. we'll get into some of that later on this afternoon. a break in the action for the most part. watch for icy travel. city is fine. northwest suburbs fine. well into the 40s. we get into the 50s, it gets windy with that wet weather. high temperature of 57 degrees. what do we expect heading out the door for the commute. with the latest, here's lauren. >> talking about conditions north of the city, we do have another accident, this on the
that blocks the left lane so be careful. to mass transit for ferry commuters on the halver straw-ossening. newburgh-beacon because of icing on the river. after getting on the bus, 39, 196 and 1 97. you do need to move your car with alternate parking rules in effect. a manhunt in brooklyn after someone gunned down a man in east flat bush. someone did identify the victim. "today in new york's" tracie strahan has the latest. >> reporter: michael, we got that information, they have identified that victim as gary walker, 33 years old. another man he was with in front of this house on east 56th street is clinging to life at this hour after he was also shot and police continue their search
authorities say a fight broke out between the two victims and the third man right in front of the home here. then shots rang out and gary walker was found laying on the ground here and then taken to brookville hospital. as police search for evidence to point them to a shooter. a 31-year-old man was taken to kings county hospital. at last check that man is in critical condition. as for any description on the shooter, michael. scarce details, of course not sure exactly whom they're looking for but they are crediting that shotspoter technology that we've heard so much of, sensors on roofs of homes and the area. >> this happened before people called it in, right? >> reporter: absolutely, they were able to get here within minutes of this happening. >> thanks, a reciate it. 5:08. right now, turning to politics,
presidential push for his campaign for that offi. his older brother george w. bush made an appearance on the campaign trail. for south carolina primary just four days away. the former president alluded to jeb's outspoken challenger donald trump. >> and in my experience, the strongest person usually isn't the loudest one in the room. >> george w. bush remains popular in south carolina. the campaign hopes some of his power can steer voters towards jeb. donald trump has ted cruz in his political cross hairs and even calling the sena orll unstable. trump wantsed ads retracted. otherwise he's threatening to sue cruz because cruz was born in canada. cruz has dismissed the threat calling trump rattled. governor chris christie will be back in front of the legislature to speak about his
the governor even made travel made up to hype today's speech. >> even though it looks like we're not going to make it work and that polithes is part of an interest that won out, you flip the switch. >>iit will be the governor's first appearance since suspending his campaign. for your health, there are new concerns about heart medications. new research shows the link between the most commonly used medicines and an increased risk of commenceia. proton pump inhibitors are used to treat peptic ulcers and reflux. they said those taking them are 44% more likely to develop dementia, doctors are concerned
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it's 5:14. he anre are 4 things to know this morning. metro-north is telling riders delays are possible because of power problems at grand central. we are live there. stray with us throughout the morning for updates. in a little while, crews will begin to repairnt water main break it happened on emmitt creating a sheet of ice. donald trump now threatening to sue senator cruz over cruz's eligibility for the race for president. cruz was born in canada to an american mother.
going to head to brooklyn to talk about the brooklyn-queens connector, a street car line the mayor wants to build along the water front. take an umbrella, heading on out, especially for the afternoon hours. this morning, not a big deal. a drizz , leftover shower here and there. there are still icy patches with teremperatures still at or below the freezing mark. that will be changing shortly. heavy afternoon showers, maybe a rumble or two of thunder imbedded in that. sunshine and seasonably chilly weather. nor the weather advisories, interior connecticut away from the coast. coming down shortly, at least the lower end of temperatures continue to climb. but there are reluctant areas where the cold air is stuck in place. the warm air goes up and over the top. in the meantime, we also have a coastal flood viegs sorry in effect for later on this morning.
island. there could be minor flooding there during high tide. 53 in jackson, 53 in green ridge already at this hour. 40s for red bank. sayreville at 48. as you go from sayreville, 48, to woodridge, 34. that's not a long drive. that's where it's draped right here in north hills borough, 32. notice the icy patches but looks like i still could be icy from yesterday's snow or freomezing rain. we're getting reports of trees glazed over. be careful early on. visibility, most cases, not an issue. it's down to a quarter mile in morristown over monticello. you may run into an area of possible fog as well. the morning drive is a little bit of a challenge depending on where you're coming from and where you're going. storm tracker, light drizzle out there. but here's the heavy rain,
on the i-95 corridor towards us later this afternoon. future tracker shows a break for a time. spotty showers, mainly at 8:00 a.m. to the west of us. then fill-ins between 11:00 and noon. the heavier rain sitting on the west. 2:00 in the afternoon, across long island, it's done by 6:00. from 2:00 to 6:00, brief heavy downpours in that. clouds tomorrow with more sun. chillier temperatures do move in behind that front. yo n ramsey. 50 all the way to plays like brewster, wingdaily as le as well. watch for heavier showers. and suburbs north and west, you'll find the temperatures back to mid to upper 20s. we can handle that after where we've been. that's seasonal. the seven-day forecast, after 45 tomorrow, 42 friday. a warming trend.
compared to last. 54 on saturday, 51 on sunday. approaching 5:18. let's get the latest. lauren on the 8s. let's talk about the fog in northwest, you can see on the camera, i-80. visibility does get better near the city. take it easy this morning. lots of speed restrictions on the road in addition to some accidents. we do have route 4, still shut down eastbound between jones road and 95.hso, you can't get to the george washington bridge on route 4 heading inbound. go to 95, it's move along nicely. then an accident on the taconic heading southbound, left lane. heading over to the new york state thruway. this is clearing. let's take a look outside to the tappan zee bridge. you can see the conditions out from it's almost spooky. there is a 45-mile-per-hour speed restriction there this morning. and the new york state parkway
alternate side parking rules in effect. and more weather and traffic on e 4s. this morning, the white house says the wheels are already ve motion to fill the supreme court vacancy created by the death of justice antonin scalia. it could become a political battle. nbc's tracie potts is in washington with the latest. good morning, tracie. good morning, everyone. that's because republicans here thing that the president should not be making that decision in his last year of office. the top democrats on the committee tell us there a short list that the president will be looking at. they've got more names to give him. but the question now is might any of those potential nominees actually get a vote. >> it's unprecedented. it's pure politics. >> reporter: from capitol hill hill -- >> it is wrong, it is not responsible. >> reporter: -- to the campaign trail. >> talk about koudess, talk about obstructionism. >> reporter: democrats are pushing back hard at republicans' refusal to give
nominee a vote. >> let's have a hearing and let's hear from our constituent what is they think. then vote. not say no vote at al >> people of this country should send a very clear message. that is not the way our constitution would. >> reporter: they point out kennedy was confirmed by a democratic senate in president reagan's final year. >> the constitution does not include exemptions for the last presidential year. we're in an election year. >> reporter: the republican candidates insist the replacement for justice antonin scalia should not be president obama's choice. >> the republicans should reject. i think the new president should have that option. >> practical implications are nil. it's all about politics. >> reporter: they argue even if an obama nominee is confirmed it's too late to have any impact this term. now, overnight, "washington
democrat harry reid on the hill saying this is partisan if republicans are insulting ericans by blocking this vote. 5:20 now. president obama will wrap up the summit in southern california with social asia leaders. the president is going to make his first trip to vietnam coming up in may. he'll be actually the third president in a row to go there since the war in even '70s. a look at an eye popping rock found in angola. gem experts say it's entirely colorless. and just about flawless. the diamond weighs 404 yeah the ras. >> wow. >> well before you consider that for your wedding, it's about the size of a credit card.dyand it's worth about $200 million -- or $20 million. >> 20 million. >> hold on, $20 million, a bargain from what i originally said.to size of a credit card.
all right. 5:24 right now. a check for weather and traffic on the 4s. our friend linda virginia care row. >> she's really made progress in a lot of people's cases. she says if there's a lawyer already involved, unfortunately, we can't realla do much for you. but she's changed a lot of things for people. she's fantastic. >> right. from lynda baquero to chris cimino. >> we've got leftover snow and ice. right now additional things for clouds, snow, sleet, freezing rain or just plain rain.
but most areas above freezing. but we're not done yet. look what's sitting in the south, that's going to be heavier rain. areas of black ice as well. again, this afternoon, windy with rain heavyt times mid to upper 50s. it will feel like spring for a while. and then tonight, chillier, low of 36. few upper 20s to near 30 in ths suburbs. >> a soaker for this afternoon with heavy-duty rain. not a lot of accidents this morning. a lot of them are cleared already. that's good news. if you're getting on the ferries, changes for haverstraw ossining and newburgh-beacon. that's because of icing on the hudson river. let's take a look outside. we'll tell you what roads look like, grand central parkway out by laguardia airport. up see that the roads are wet. especially on 80 coming into
also have problems on route 4. i'll have details in a few minutes. this morning's cnbc money report, "sports illustrated" added another reason you may want to pick up the classic swimsuit issue. it comes with an added virtual reality feature. if you use "si"'s app, it features three cover models including hannah davis, remember her cover from last year. very skimpy. the 52-year history of "sports illustrated" said the swimsuit issue has raked in $1 billion in revenue and it is completely deserved. >> absolutely, worth every penny. many of us stayed inside during the latest arctic blast. there was one creech right at home outside of the cold. news 4 viewer spotted his seal in edgewater floating on a piece
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a commuter alert, a power outage in a really bad place this morning, darkness at grand central threatening to slow down the morning rush. shocking video recorded moments before police shot a suspect in the bronx. and flyings divertsed and then ran somewhere else. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everyone. it's tuesday, february 16th, i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo, storm team 4's chris cimino here with the forecast. chris, we're in the high 40s but that's not the whole story? >> no, because some portions the viewing area are not in the high 40s. this is sussex and warren county. freezing in belvedere.
wall pac same thing, and warm air, it takes longer to scour out the cold air in the valleys. that cold air very dense and very heavy up across the mid and hudson valley. still slick spots. be aware of that. other portions just wet and damp. mild in portions. rain, snow, freezing rain for that matter -- come on -- there we go. heavier rain to the south. that's going our direction by the midday hours between noon and 2:00. right now just cloudy. 47 in the city. afternoon. watch for the rain, heavy at time, mid to late afternoon. what are we watching now? >> we do have a road closure in new jersey. route 4 if you're headed towards the george washington bridge there's an accident with debris stop between jones road and 95. there is a detour set up so you will be able to get around it. get over to notify
in that. looking outside at the tappan zee bridge. 45-mile-per-hour speed restrictions. chris has been talking about contribute and more positions in northwest new jersey and north of the city. take your time. more weather and traffic on the 4s. now a commuter alert for north metro riders, it could take you longer to get into manhattan because of power problems at grand central. "today in new york's" lori bordonaro is there with the latest on repairs. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, darlene. we're starting to see lights on in some of the stores that didn't have power yesterday. that is a good sign. crews are working around the clock to try to get the power restored in time for the morning commute. the mta is warning passengers to expect residual delays. yesterday, thousands of riders were left in the dark after a pipe burst on the lower level
47th and madison. the ticket screens and machines went out. passengers were diverted to the upper level. we are seeing lights on in some of the stores in areas here that were closed yesterday, michael and darlene. so it appears that some of the service here has been restored but once again, mta telling passengers if you're heading out to take a train this morning, expect residual delays up to 20 to 30 minutes. back to you. >> thank you. meanwhile, repairs are set to begin at a water main break this time in newark. that main broke at 6:00 on emmitt street between ab and mulberry street. the street, covered with ice. new this morning, passengers on an international flight from jfk airport spent the night in new hampshire instead or a flight to jfk, i should say. delta flight 944 was coming from the dominican republic, but runway conditions here forced them to divert.
>> we did. left holding at kennedy and came up here. >> of the 159 passengers on board were forced to wait two hours for customs agents to arrive from maine. they will all arrive at kennedy airport this morning. delta. another flight from atlanta headed to laguardia ended up in buffalo. delta's website shows that flight will also leave later today. now weather and traffic on the 4s. i guess, chris, looking ahead to when all of this is sort of going to wash out and leave us with a normal commute and normal school opening times, when's that going to be? >> i think that will happen tomorrow. the problem is not so much in the city or nearby suburbs, everybody is above freezing. the roads are a little damp. it's icy north and west of the city. temperatures will continue to warm through the morning, though.
improving after 7:00 a.m. a heavy round of rain coming through from noon to 5:00, let's say across the area. embedded thunderstorm maybe. 46 in murray hill. upper 40s in long island. coastal connecticut. 32, morristown, 30 until newburgh newburgh. that cold air is difficult to scour out. that was arctic air. be patient. there could still be icy spots out there. not a problem in terms of additional freezing rain or ice on the ground. meantime, it gets washed away with heavy rain. temperatures in upper 50s. the seven-day forecast just ahead. here's lauren scala, if you're heading out the door. >> a couple of detours for nj transit, buses 39, 196, 197.
because of icy conditions on the roads. for waterways, haverstraw-ossining and newburgh-beacon. icing delays in that area. and expect delays from metro-north from the power outages. and the alternate side parking rules in effect. >> thanks very much. right now, a manhunt in brooklyn after a man was gunned down. "today in new york's" tracie strahan is in east flat bush with the latest. tracie. >> reporter: well, michael, with that suspect still on the loose, you can see on my shoulder that a squad car remains in front of the home where a man identified as gary walker lost his life. all of this happening before 7:00 on the 200 block of east 56th street. according to police, walker was with another man when they got
as the three tousled in at one time of this home, shots rang out. gary walker, according to police, was found laying on the ground here. he was transported to brookville hospital where he was later pronounced dead. a 39-year-old man was shot in the back. police telling me he's recovering at kings county hospital. as you saw in the video there, police looked for shell casings or any evidence that could connect them to a shooter. it remains unclear, michael, as to what this argument and fight were about. that shot spoter technology helped police get here quickly. this looks like a scene that's soon to be cleared but the investigation certainly ongoing. >> tracie, thanks so much. cameras captured the moments leading up to a police-involved shooting in the bronx. new video shows the suspect on the sidewalk with a gun. at one point, he aimed the
dog. witnesses flagged down police who spotted this man waving a gun in the air. when he wouldn't drop the gun, officers shot the 21-year-old man once in the shoulder. he is in stable condition. we now have a photo of a man wanted for slashing a college student in the bronx. it happened friday morning as the college student was walking from holland avenue. a man came up behind and tried to grab her phone and slashed her cheek. police say the man in sketch is one of the armed thieves. they forced three people into a bedroom. the homeowner returned in the middle of the holdup. both sides fired shots but no one was hurt. the thieves got away with cash and jewelry. >> happening today, a west babylon woman is expected to be arraigned on several charges for
children inside of her suv. police say she had been drinking when she crashed into the back of a honda sedan yesterday morning. suffolk police say she was driving with her 8 and 10-year-old daughters and a 10-year-old friend. luckily, nobody was hurt. and the cattle rancher is expected in court. cliven bundy charged over grazing rights. he reportedly forced officials to release cattle he rounded up near his ranch. police say cliven's son led an armed siege near oregon. which artist took home the most grammys on music's biggest night? plus, a very touching moment in mexico. what pope francis did right in the middle of an event. storm team 4 with traffic on the 4s coming up.
5:44 on a tuesday morning. damp but mild tuesday morning. out in the city. flags slapping in the breeze. that's a strong south to southeast breeze, sending temperatures well into the 40s. however, we do have reluctant cold air pockets up in the north causing icy spots. be careful. roads and sidewalks are just wet in most of the city. there is still residual slush out there even in the five boroughs. main roads wet. heavy afternoon showers, rain showers. sunshine and seasonal returns for the middle of the week. in addition, a coastal flood advisory for nassau, east suffolk and long island as well. for the afternoon high tide. mid to late afternoon, up until 6:00 this evening. visibility in most locations is not a problem but we've had a
a quarter mile in morristown. and same thing a mile and a half. visibility may be cut down. build in extra time for travel as you head out this morning. meantime, temperature change in the last 24 hours. this is way dramatic. i haven't seen a temperature change like 55 degrees in a long time. westhampton, 55 degrees warmer. the city is 32 degrees warmer. 44 degrees warmer in danbury than it was yesterday morning at this time. even when temperatures are still below freezing. it's 25 to 30 degrees-plus warmer than yesterday this time. very mild air is trying to push on in. hasn't made it to stonykill it's made it to cornwall where it's 41. not penetrating too quickly into northwest new jersey that's why there's still an icy spot or two here. we're kind of in this big gap. that's where we're going to stay
and then it moves towards us and then his heavy line sweeps on through probably about 2:00 and 6:00 west to east. future tracker shows 8:00 a.m., a few light showers. still could be icy at times north and west. by 1:00, steady rain moves in. notice that nasty line coming through, 2:00, 3:00, central long island, about 4:00, eastern long island, about 6:00, and then skies start to clear out for the overnight hours. temperatures will climb there, patience. once we get past 9:00, 10:00, i think most areas will be above freezing. then it's that round of heavy showers coming through in upper 50s. maybe 60s believe or not, before it turns chilly overnight, clouds filtering out for sun tomorrow. gets chillier on thursday. high of 38.
in time for the weekend, 54, saturday, still a stray shower for monday of next week. let's find out about the commute. >> yes, be very careful for the morning commute. we'll start with 9-w, there's an accident causing delays. heading over to route 4, garden state parkway first. an accident, car went off the road before exit 170/grand avenue. it's the right shoulder that's closed but it shows the conditions of the roadway in this area so be very ca@eful. heading to route 4, it was shut down eastbound. we saw two lanes blocked. now at least one lane gets by. if you're heading to the gw bridge, if you can get to route 95, that would be a better option. right lane closed westbound there at route 24, where the closure starts. head to the local lanes. we have the right lane closed westbound that is causing delays
in addition to that another accident in new york state thruway. and alternate side parking rules in effect today. it's 5:48 now. the american rock band that was on stage at the bataclan theater are back on tour and they will make an emotional return to paris. the singer says playing in paris will be intense and emotional on french tv. he talked about the 89 people who lost their lives at their concert last november. >> it was really wonderful people sat that show who would be alive today. and i really wish they were. >> the bataclan has actually been closed since the attacks. tonight's show will take place at a different concert hall. in connecticut a bill that
patrol community campuses is considered by lawmakers. each school would have to create its own armed force. a new jersey couple is facing charges for allegedly scamming people who wanted to help soldiers in need. steven and jan toms set up a table outside of a stop and shop in wayne last month to collect money for a charity to help wounded soldiers. but investigators determined that the toms had no connection to that charity. today, pope francis travelled to a dangerous part of mexico where drug violence is rampant. yesterday he was in chiapas. the pope stepped down from his altar and had this security team lift the child in a wheelchair to allow the pope to give a personal blessing. it is 5:49 now.
laguardia airport is soaring. the project will now cost $4.2 billion. the designers added a central hall for the new terminal "b." that hall would have space for security and even a possible hotel. the new price tag more than $1 billion more than it was previously thought to be. at any rate it's expected to open in the year 2021. at the grammys, it was an historic night for one popular musician. >> taylor swift! >> yes, taylor swift won album of the year for "1989." she is the first woman to win the award twice. meanwhile, record of the year went to uptown funk and song of the year to ed sheeran for "thinking out loud." and rapper of the year.
this is forever, believe that, all right. >> he's from compton, by the way. there was also a live performance of broadway's hamilton. that happened here in new york city. the show won a grammy for best musical theater album. meanwhile, adele was thrown off, piano microphones apparently fell. this is ground control to major tom >> lady gaga channeling her inner star moment. david bowie nine hits, as only she could. >> she did a great job. >> live from new york. and if you hear him accept the speech, he rasp the speech. incredible. still to come, concerns about medications that millions
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in her home by a tornado. they formed a human chain. this elderly woman is 94 years old. cell phone video captured the tornado that ripped through the panhandle of florida. >> that's part of the system that is actually going to move up the coast and bring us heavy rain. this is pretty wild weather on the east. anything from springlike to severe arctic air. now, we're getting milder stuff and a break in the ice which is nice. north and west of the city, be careful. there's that nasty line of storms. again, that line that went through the panhandle of florida. and flooding in the appalachians and towards us later on in the afternoon. early this morning, you'll be needing it later on this afternoon. heavy rain is possible. temperatures in the upper 50s. the rain ends tonight, though. that's good news.
chilly but not bad, 30s and 20s in the suburbs. icy in spots. and everybody warms up to the 50s for a while. >> i know we reported on accidents that we've seen earlier this morning. >> yes, follow @traffic 4ny, i can't really follow them all. there is an accident westbound, exit 40, on the right lane there on camera, a bit of a slow go as you make your way through here. then route 24, this area of new jersey, blocks two lanes there. but on 78 in this area, right by 24 and 124, we have accidents in both directions on the roadway. in fact, the express lanes are shut down eastbound. i'll have more details coming up in just a few minutes. in news 4 for health, new research finds a link between
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now at 6:00, the lights are finally back on at grand central, nearly 20 hours after the commuter terminal was plunged into darkness. new this morning, passengers bound for kennedy airport they end up 300 miles away. find out how frustrations grew even worse once they got on the ground. plus, donald trump on the attack. a new lawsuit threatened against one of his republican rivals. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everyone. it is tuesday mopaing, february 16th. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. there's actually more than two dozen school districts delaying their start today due to the lingering ice and snow. still on the roads y 'll see it this morning. >> there's a list on on nbcnewyork.com. good morning, guys.
air that's reluctant. parts of hudson valley, that's why there is icy travel out, hence, the delayed openings. 31 in blarstown. belvedere, same thing, walpack, too. and finally good news, newburgh, you're up to 37. so the mild air is working its way closer and closer mid to upper hudson valley. poughkeepsie at 32. and this is a good sign, leftovers for new jersey than anywhere else with icy patches early on. be aware of that. heavy round of rain is heading our way in the midafternoon. but we're going to be in the 50s. making a beeline towards us from west to east. watch for heavier downpours but look at that temperature, 57 degrees. everything is a tradeoff, lauren. >> i don't know what the tradeoff is for the commute this
problems, the ones causing the worst of delays in new jersey. here's what it looks like, heading westbound, you are subject to closure. debris is still out there. right lane is getting by. just a few moments, delays heavy on route 4 heading eastbound into jones road. if you can get to 95, to the bridge that is the way to go. route 24 and route 124. and we have an accident in the westbound lanes, right lane there. delays in both directions through here. we'll have more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. 6:02. just a short time ago, power was finally fully restored at grand central. the outage left the lower level in the dark. "today in new york's" lori bordonaro is at grand central. how are things looking right now? >> reporter: darlene, we were just inside, things looking much better than yesterday.
passengers are very relieved to see the lights back on. the power went out yesterday leaving passengers here in the dark. on the lower level, a pipe burst and flooded an underground transformer on madison avenue. ticket screens shut down and track information weather blank. but this morning, stores will reopen and trains will be operating at 7:00. that's part of a new schedule not related to outage. we just spoke to riders again, relieved that the power is back on. >> yeah, it's okay. they're on time, it looks like. it's going to be an okay day, hopefully. >> reporter: right now, the boards in metro not showing any delays. i just spoke to an mta spokesperson who tells us no delays are expected. in fact, they're expecting a very normal rush hour. good news here. >> lori bordonaro, thank you. 6:03. cameras captured moments that led to a police-involved
video shows the suspect walking the sidewalk with a gun. at one point he aimed a weapon at a delivery man and a dog. witnesses flagged down police. they spots that man waving the gun in the air. shoulder. suspect reported to be in stable condition. a homeowner thwarted a robber in new cassell. it forced three people including three children into a bedroom and stole cashing and jewelry. the homeowner who was away returned in the middle of the holdup both sides fired shots but no one was hurt. eliot spitzer said the woman who claims assaulted her over girlfriend. the woman who is back in russia
relation with spitzer. he said the allegation, not true and that spitzer has not been true. repairs are expected to begin on a water main break. avenue b and mulberry streets. it left the stleet reets covered in ice. that area is closed off the for the time being. unclear how long the repairs will take. weather and traffic on the 4s. hopefully, as the temperatures start to rise around the saer, that's going to be a problem that resolves it. >> we're making progress through the morning. still early on, some icy spots. the farther away rom the city north and west the more likely you will run into that. temperatures will be well above freezing. upper 40s. same thing long island, coastal connecticut, 43 in danbury. down at the shore, it's been in the 40s. western and northwestern section of new jersey, flirting with temperatures still around freezing. and duchess county in particular
even there, temperatures will ntinue to climb. because of those reluctant cold pockets and freezing drizzle and ice on the ground, we have winter weather advisory. more for travel than anything else. meantime, it's quiet for the most part right now. the next round of precipitation, it's rain. and could be a lot of rain. we saw it in virginia right now. right now, we're in the upper 40s with mostly cloudy skies. temperatures climb to the 40s to mid and upper 50s for the afternoon. gets windy at times and a lot of rain for the afternoon. we'll have more on that with the seven-day outlook. just one accident to report on long island. the jericho there, delays do go back almost to 106 at this point. but heading over to the new york
here, another the palisades parkway. not causing much of a problem but one southbound between 15a, watch out for that. if you're getting on the ferries, haverstraw-ossining and newburgh and beacon, because of icing on the opposite side of the river. otherwise, they're doing just fine. new this morning, weather issues forced an international flight that was bound for kennedy airport to change course. and that was just the beginning of a long night for the passengers. "today in new york's" kerry barrett is following it all from our newsroom. kerry. >> yeah, a really long night. flight 944 headed from punta cana to jfk wasn't able to land because of weather. it headed to boston regional in new hampshire. passengers tell us it wasn't until after they got there that they were told the crew was out of flight hours and they would be spending the night. let's listen to air traffic
should go. >> delta 944, do you have a gate? i have a call out. we were a diversion here. >> delta 944, roger, you can pull into an overnight pad until they clear. >> you have to remember, this is an international flight, all 159 passenger has to go through customs but there were no customs officials at that airport. delta airlines releasing a statement that says in part, once customs clearance was provided customers were deplaned at a secured terminal location while awaiting customs agents who arrived from portland, maine. customers will be alaska dated overnight in local hotels and will depart for jfk in the morning. after sitting on a plane for hours, passengers say they were finally let off. they had to trudge through snow as you can see from this picture.
laguardia, that light wound up in buffalo instead. delta has not released a statement as to why was verted. but delta's website said it is supposed to land in laguardia at 1:00 this afternoon. >> and that one flight could have gone to boston logan that would have had customs. >> there's any number of airports in the area that would have had customs. whether there were weather issue or backed up, we're not sure. right now, president cal politics comes to manhattan where hillary clinton will be talking about racial barriers. the presidential candidate will get briefed in by a coalition of leaders then she heads to harlem, that's where clinton will talk about breaking down the bear who she says holds back african-americans. donald trump and ted cruz
yesterday, trump threatened to take cruz to court over citizenship. cruzuwas born to an american mother in canada. cruz responded saying that trump must be rattled. trump seemed to be the unspoken elephant in the room, if you will, as former president george w. bush camowigned for his brother jeb. this was in south carolina. the gop primary is just four daveys away now. this is the first time that jeb got a public boost from his older brother. the former president didn't mention trump by name but offered criticism. >> there seems to be a lot of name calling going on but i want to remind you what our good dad told me one time. labels are for soup cans. >> the bush campaign hopes the former president's involvement
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welcome back. it's 6:15. weather and traffic together on a tuesday morning. it's damp out there but not a lot of rain any longer. what we're dealing with is leftovers from snow and ice. it's slippery north of the city. heavy rain, though, moving back in, especially for this afternoon. midafternoon. then sunshine returns and chilly temperatures for the middle of e week. coastal flooding expected. nassau, suffolk, counties east of long island. high tide later this afternoon and into the early evening hours. meantime, contrast in temperature, and you don't have to go very far to find it. and belvedere, these areas, still icy patches out there. the warm air is making progress. going to take a little while.
it's 37. that's good to see. conditions should be improving we go through the morning in terms of getting rid of icy roads. ing to take a little white. hudson valley running well into the 40s. a little moisture, not much nearby. just scattered showers west. a little to the west, up until noonish or so. then starts to move towards us. now, the real heavy stuff, that's the question mark. hohaw much of that gets into the tristate area. that could lead to local street and highway flooding. it's going to be a quick hit. slippery north and west. temperatures will continue to climb. doing so right now, 40s and eventually 50s. then that flood of heavier showers moving through for the afternoon. and early evening hours. ould be a quick moving system. another rumble of thunder. temperatures in the upper 50s. as we go into tomorrow, back into the mid-40s, which is certainly bearable in terms of
a mix of clouds and sunshine. depending on where the heavy band winds up. an inch to inch and a half. in the city, probably an inch or less. again, but a quick hit of rain could lead to local street and highway flooding in parts of the area. upper 30s, wednesday. mid-40s by the time we get to thursday. but we're talking about 50s again by the weekend. no real cold air in sight. but the rain today, it does get much quieter in the seven-day forecast. just a slight chance for showers. turday, 54, looking at sunday with 51. that's a big difference for the weekend. monday, look for clouds and showers and temperatures in the upper 40s. i'm looking for lauren scala to tell us about the traffic. >> in new jersey, we'll get to where most of the problems are but i want to head to the tacohic causing delays.
and new heading over to new jersey, garden state parkway. 172, a car went off the roadway. that's proof of poor conditions out there. route 4 is a big mess out by jones road. there' an accident there. lanes are subject to closure. we have twu lanes blocked. we also have laned blocked on the west side of the roadway as well. route 4 is the spot to avoid. in addition to that route 3, an accident eastbound, greenfield avenue. that one shut down two lanes. delays building quickly through here. route 24, heading southbound by summit avenue. an accident block it was lane.oand the express lane eastbound, you can see there's delays getting into this area. unconfirmed reports of an accident before you get into here as well. 78 not a fun ride. one more for you, the boroughs going really well, out near the kosciukso bridge. you see we'll have more weather and traffic on the 4s.
looking for a woman who tried touo lure a child into a car. that girl was walking to school near sleepy hollow. friday morning, police said the woman told her she was a nurse. the woman is described to be 55 years old with long blond hair, possibly driving a silver honda. ledding a fight against new jersey planning to have new development along the shore. new rules made it easier to build homes, restaurants and piers in communities. but development says the development puts but people in flood-prone areas in greater danger and puts the area in risk. they're now suing to have the rule overturned. and now to a story of a missing dog. we want to show you charlie, to
miracle. roman's rare tumor growing out ofca a bone in his chest has already led to 20 surgeries. >> and i love charlie because he loves me. and i hope he didn't get stuck in the woods. >> that's marc santia who reported the story. the ducalos are asking anyone who may have found charlie to bring him back home. he's so important to this family. i really hope they can reunite them. still ahead, there's a new health alert for anyone who takes heartburn medications. plus, music's biggest night. we'll have the highlights and winners from the grammy awards. follow us on facebook, twitter, instagram, michaelg4ny. darlene4ny. you're watching "today in new
welcome back many. 6:24. the mta is eyeing a new rule for subway ticket agents to leave the ticket booth and interact more. they're planning to arm workers with tablets to let them walk around helping customerais. they could help with service disruptions for passengers who retrieve items dropped on the track. alocations for the pilot programs have not been chosen. >> a lot of time, passengers want you to show them where to get off the train. they'll tell you where to get off. >> and they have security, too. >>. >> we're from new york, right, almost sounds like a joke. >> it's a great idea. hope it works. >> so everybody behaves themselves. it's a lot of responsibility for
we've had a little responsibility ourselves to make sure you get out the door safely. take along the umbrella, take along the raincoat probably without the liner, though. climbing to the mid to upper 50s. pretty mild. watch for heavier showers this afternoon. during the morning, nothing more than slippery spots north and west of the city. tempmratures climbing above freezing. it clears up after 7:00, clouds break up. after that, the rest of the week actually looks pretty good. >> the roads have been an absolute mess, today wouldebe a better day to take mass transit. the good news, no issues on the rails, major commuter lines running on schedule. nj transit has a bunch of delays. 39, 171, 175, 178, 196 and 197, because of this accident on
ferry commuters everything for the city is fine but there is bus service in place for the haverstraw-ossining and beacon because of icing on the roads. i'll get to the roads in a few minutes. it's 6:26, coming up next -- new details on a crime that left a neighborhood shaken. >> reporter: a fight. a fatal shooting. and this morning, a search for a suspect. i'm tracie strahan live in east flat bush, brooklyn, with the latest on this homicide investigation. >> as you're about to head out the door, if you're watching "today in new york," download your news 4 new york on your mobile device right now.
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good morning, 6:30 a.m. on thus february 16th, i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm darlene rodriguez. dozens of school districts starting late bought ecause ofs ngering ice on the roads. >> hey, chris. >> good morning, guys, this really is the morning where location means everything. north and west of the city, still cold temperatures and that means still icy spots and that's why we have the school delay openings. it's already warming up in the city. it's 48 right now. temperatures climbing throughout the afternoon and evening. but we'veot a round of heavy rain coming your way, anytime from noon to 4:00 in the afternoon, heavy downpours. a few rumbles. temperatures head into the 50s. 46 in hampton bay. 46, what talk montauk. meantime, quiet weather for a
gets in here. heavy rain will alive later on in the afternoon hours from noon on in the city. looks like temperatures, though, in the upper 50s. what are we looking for as we step out the door for the commute? >> yeah, we have problems out there, new jersey, specifically, you have most of it. route 4 still a mess. eastbound by jones road. you see this accident taking up both sides of the roadway because of debris out there. two lanes blocked in both directions. eastbound, it's a mess here. delays on the tolls. get over to 95, avoid sitting in there. and delays by greenfield avenue. and we also saw the express lane shut down on 78 eastbound, out by route 24 and another accident just after exit 45 getting into this area. and i still have more. i'll tell you about those coming up on the 4s. the lights are finally back on in grand central terminal nearly 20 hours after they were
they were restored just a short time ago, "today n new york's" lori bordonaro was there. timing couldn't have been better, huh? >> reporter: certainly, michael, just in time for the morning commute. a lot of relief for passengers arriving at grand central terminal this morning. as you said, the power here has been fully restorti. we just spoke to passengers who arrived on the train coming in this morning. they told us they did not have problems or delaysi there was yesterday a pipe burst that flo oded an underground transformer on 37th and madison avenue. the power knocked out to the lower level, retail shops and restaurants. passengers were left in pitch black. crews worked the night to get it open for this morning. it's part of a new schedule not a result. outage. commuter travelers are telling
smoothly. >> i had confidence in them. they did a great job. problems with the roads this morning, driving to the train station. but the train was on time and everything was good. >> everything was fine, yes. slippery but the train was on time. >> reporter: an mta spokesperson tells me he does not anticipate any delays this morning. in fact, michael and darlene, he said he expects a very normal commute today. very good news here at grand central terminal. back to you. a normal commute would be welcome. a couple from mawae is facing charges for allegedly scamming people out of cash. police say the toms set up a cable to collect money for a charity for soldiers. according to police, the couple also c ried out tje scam in m other parts of new jersey. happening adday, governor chris christie set out with his proposed budget in front of new jersey's letting tour.
like a trailer, like a movie trailer, and he posted it online. >> i will never stop coming into this chamber and telling the hard truth. the numbers do not lie. we will not -- >> it's his first public appearance since he suspended his presidential campaign. the governor's speech expected to focus on the issue of pension reform. 6:35. weather and traffic. temperatures feel better but it really is messy out there and it's been dangerous to be on the roads, chris. >> yes, in and around the city, not bad. but to new jersey, northwest new jersey in particular, you see the transition taking place, it's melting there. but not melting in walpack and blairstown. what's on the round is still slippery. you get to white plains, 47. danbury, 45.
air is winning out off the atlantic ocean. winter weather advisory, in effect for northwest hudson valley, this will come down as the temperatures continue to rise. how high? pretty warm. 47 this afternoon. think about it, it was 1 below zero on sunday morning. 57 today. but the tradeoff, we've got heavy showers to get to this afternoon. we'll pinpoint the showers and the rest of the seven-day forecast. what's the latest, lauren? >> a new accident, route 80 heading westbound. hook mountain road. that shuts down two lanes there. heading over to the taconic, north of peekskill hollow road. still delays there. let's talk about mass transit. right now the only issue on the rails, downtown 1 trains running express 14th street to chambers
a couple of detours for nj transit. six different ones because of the accident out by jones road causing delays. also, the campus cancelled quite a few buses. alternate side parking rules are in effect. we'll have more traffic answer weather update on the 4s. we're learning new details about the man killed during a double shooting in brooklyn. "today in new york" assess tracie strahan is in east flat bush. >> reporter: good morning. hours ago, police identified that victim as 33-year-old gary walker. they tell me, he was found laying in front of that home with the ponch lighting on. this morning, the search continues for his shooter. just before 7:00 last night on the 200 block of east 56th street. authorities say walker was involved in a fight with not only one other man but a third man who eventually opened fire. walker was shotein the head.
hospital and pronounced dead there. a 39-year-old man involved in that fight is recovering and he was shot in the back. you see police converging on the area and looking for shell casings or any evidence. they are crediting that shotspoter technology that they heard so much about in the nypd sensors throughout the neighbor in getting them to the scene qugoicker so they can respond. back to you. >> tracie, thank you. 6:38. long island, a west babylon woman is expected to be arraigned on charges of allegedly driving drunk with ildren along for the ride. police say the 44-year-old had been drinking when she crashed her suv into the back of a honda sedan. at was yesterday morning. suffolk police say she was driving with her 8 and 10-year-old daughter us and a 10-year-old friend. fortunately, nobody was hurt.
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this tuesday more than, if yo hu're heading out the door, be prepared for changes also bring your rain gear. north and west of town, be prepared to be slippery. ice on tde ground, snow from last night, temperatures in some pockets still at the freezing mark. heavy afternoon hours and sunshine with seasonal temperatures return for the week. 50 in floral park. and getting to freezing now in sections of northwest new jersey. 45 in newburgh. for the hudson valley, the warm air is making headway up there as well. li ht shower activity through the morning hours. the heavy stuff is right here. that's going to slide in our direction as we go from noon to about 4:00. the heaviest period of rain. this is futurecast of temperatures and what the rular will look like. starting out in the 40s. 50 by 12:00. rain breaking out west to east. the heaviest rain, the heavy rain moves through. 3:00, upper 50s.
in portions of long ishand. that heavy bandvof rain moving quickly, though. east of long island, out of city. temperatures climbing back into the 40s. that's what they'll do by 6:00. 6:00, 7:00, heavy shower activity. winds also with this front could beol quite strong. gusts at noon. this is say commuter model that suggesting gusts approaching 45 to 50 miles an hour, if not better, in parts of the area for a period from about noon to 3:00, 4:00, until the front moves east of us then the wind 'vgusts will come down. rainfall estimates, less than an inch moving so quickly. but heavier showers to the north. an inch to inch and a half. ippery early, well north and west. temperatures climbing into the 50s. heavy round of showers. mid to late afternoon. upper 50s. when it lirys out, much better weather. clouds and sunshine mixed. gescts chilly on thursday. 42 on friday. milder by the weekend for a change.
saturday. just a stray shower possible. anand 51 on sunday. lauren, you're getting busier and busier. at can you tell us? >> i will say a lot of people are home from school today, i believe. where we don't have trouble spots, the roads are actually less congested than usual but where we have delays, they're bad. this is 80. two lanes heading into exit 48. you can see how that's doing. eastbound is doing just fine. that's good news. route 4 is still a mess out lthere with jones road. 'excellent blocked two lanes in both directions. eastbound delays are heavy. no delays getting into the tolls of george washington bridge though. route 3, two problems event by bloomfieldoavenue, blocking would lanesrcausing a problem. an accident, 3, ramp blocking the parkway. 78, worst of delays, eastbound, there's an accident after exit 45.
down, eastbound exit 48, route 24ur. the trains, one train running express, that's fine now. delays on uptown q trains. and ferry commuters, bus servipe delays on haverstraw-ossining and newburgh-beacon lines. news 4 your health. a possible link between heartburn medications and dementia. recent tests so proton pump inhibitors with a risk for bone loss, researchers say though taking medication are at 44% more at risk for developing dementia. women were most at risk. the price tag to revamp laguardia ai port is soaring. the project is going to cost $4.2 billion. nearly $1 billion more than the previous estimate.
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now, the new details from that fatal shooting in east flat bush. >> "today in new york's" tracie strahan is there. >> reporter: we've learned that the man found here laying here on east 56th street has been identified as 33-year-old gary walker. walker was here before 7:00 last night along with a 31-year-old man when they all became involved in a fight with yet another man. walker was found laying on the ground. he was pronounced dead at blackville hospital with a gunshot wound to the head. 39-year-old clinging to life at the hospital. he's shot in the back. crews are working to repair a water main break in newark.
night on emmitt street, avenue b and mulberry street. the streets are covered in ice. the area is closed off for some time. unclear how long the repairs will take. governor christie will make his first public appearance since ending his white house bid. the governor's speech is expected to focus on pension reform. back now to grand central terminal power restored after 5:30 this morning. water from a broken pipe knocked the power out in a lower level yesterday morning. mta said no delays are expected for the morning commute. that's good news. we'll check with lauren for the rest of the commute. >> well, we're not seeing any delays on the rail which is is great. but we have a lot of problems on the roads most of them in emergency emergency. we have three different problems. an accident 78, eastbound after exit 45. that's causing the heaviest of delays. once you get past that, the express lanes closed exit 48 from an earlier accident.
holland tunnel, this get in your way. another one eastbound, 78, 14c tolls, in the right lane. eastbound an accident by east avenue shutting down two lanes. and coming off of garden state parkway. finally 4 a mess on jones road because of a fuel spill involved. they're still trying to clear that out. >> lauren, thank you very much. christian chris, we've still got delays for school districts. >> a lot of residuals. snow and ice. you'll notice the 40s but lower 30s in placing like blairstown. parts of the hudson climbing into the 40s. that is good news. we get a break in the action. light sprinkles here and there for the next several hours but heavy rain south of virginia heading to our direction for the afternoon.
it will wash away any left over snow and ice. it's windy, we could see gusts over 40 miles an hour. it's warm in the 50s. in fact, we're back to the 50s by the upcoming weekend. >> all right. good. "today" show is next. >> that's what's happening "today in new york." good morning. winter wallop. nearly 50 million americans waking up to a sloppy commute. a massive storm sweeping across at least 17 states, from north carolina to new en and. a tornado outbreak atloss the south. a 94-year-old woman trapped inside her home. >> hallelujah! >> first responders and volunteers form a human chain to pull the woman from the debris. ultimatum. donald trump now threatening to sue ted cruz if the senator