Skip to main content

tv   Today in New York  NBC  February 29, 2016 5:00am-7:00am EST

5:00 am
a liep of showers across central pennsylvania making progress. >> once you get past 10:00, 11:00 in the morning. take a light umbrella with you. temperatures in afternoon in the upper 50s. we'll talk about the further changes in the seven-day in a bit. lauren, we'll find out if there's changes on the commute. >> this one on 80 eastbound. a vehicle fire by exit 56. that's in the right lane. not causing a delay yet. i'll let you know. we have an accident northbound after exit 117 on the guard arden state parkway. delays have eased. you can head to the local or express lanes. you should be fine. more weather and traffic on the 4s. 5:00 a.m. right now. the driver in a deadly hit and run on the new jersey turnpike is in custody. the victim, a young nypd
5:01 am
lori bordonaro is outside the 100th precinct where that officer was stationed in rockaway beach. >> reporter: a somber morning here where officer vincent harrison worked. the 25-year-old, as you said, hit and killed by a hit and run driver over the weekend. the rookie officer was headed shoub southbound on the new jersey turnpike at about 3:00 sunday morning. he changed lanes and collided with another car. police say he got out on the shoulder to exchange information with another driver. he was hit by an infiniti. police were able to track down the driver of the infiniti. he's now in custody. officer harrison's mom spoke to us by phone. she's still in shock. she said her son had only be on the force for a year and a half following in his brother's footsteps. >> last time i talked to my son was yesterday. now i have to deal with this.
5:02 am
steam said they felt safe with harrison around. it's not clear where they found him or exactly what his name is, the driver. we expect to get more information later this morning. michael and darlene, back to you. >> thanks so much, lori. a man in the bronx was hit in the bronx and killed. a 33-year-old victim last night near union port road and mcgraw avenue in parkchester section. we're told the driver did stay on scene. the victim was taken to jacoby medical center where he was pronounced dead. a deadly weekend for pedestrians in the city. three others were hit in five separate incidents over the weekend. this is surveillance video from one of the accidents in park slope. in each case, the drivers took off. the accidents were across the area. brooklyn, the bronx and manhattan. a fire race you had through
5:03 am
it happened just after 11:30. it took hours to put the fire out. we're told everyone made it out safely. the cause of the fire is unclear. firefighters are praising the good samaritan who rushed into a burning build to go save a stranger in newark. the fire broke out in the house on west runion street at 9:00 last night. it quickly spread to two nearby homes. a woman running from the house as lked a passerby for help saying her husband was trapped in the flames. >> when i ran inside, the whole kitsch ep was on fire. he was standing in the kitchen. he didn't want to leave out of the kitchen. so when i was pulling him out of kitchen, he said no, my wife. but your wife is already downstairs. she's the one told me you was upstairs. i drogd dragged him, put him over my shoulder and dragged him out of the house. >> that's a heroic move for a firefighter to do let alone a civilian. >> at least 20 people have been dicasplaced.
5:04 am
that cause, the cause of this particular fire is still under investigation. coming up on 5:04. time for weather and traffic on 49s. check in with storm team 4's chris cimino. chris, we're going to have some good weather. but we can't expect 50s and 60s every day. >> not every day. we have a couple more sprinkled in. we'll be in the 50s one more time. it's a mild start in the city. still at 50. a lot of 40s across long island coastal areas. the chilliest suburbs tend to be to the west and northwest. a passing midday shower from 10:00, 11:00 to 1:00 or 2:00. from west to east. sun returning later in the day. temperatures just about everywhere still in the 50s. that's still well above normal. we may slide to the upper 40s briefly. the best chance for a shower in the city probably around lunchtime. around noontime. take a light umbrella to play it
5:05 am
then it dries out later in the day. >> a little after 5:04. i know we have one accident out there. this one on 80. this is eastbound by exit 56. which is the woodland park patterson exit. you can see emergency vehicles. this is a vehicle fire. looks extinguished. it still blocks the lane. lucky for us, it's not causing a delay. i'll keep an eye on that. heading over to a ramp closure. 208 northbound on the plaza road, there's a water main break. you have to head to the exit before or after. on the rails this morning or the ferries or the buses, everything is moving along nicely. no delays or detours. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect today. more weather and traffic on the 4s. lauren, thank you very much. breaking news on long island. it's a quiet suffolk county neighborhood. officers converged on summer sweet drive in middle island. katherine creag just arrived at the scene there. kat, what's happening? >> reporter: michael, some police officers are still here on the scene.
5:06 am
a bit of a roadway, a little bit long. this is summer sweet drive. you see there's a police officer still here on the scene guarding this crime scene. there were the numerous police officers and detectives here earlier in the night. we had a photographer here as well who was told by police, information he received that officers and detectives were investigating a murder-suicide inside a house on summer sweet drive. it's not far from middle country road. we're told by a suffolk county police spokeswoman that this is in fact a death investigation. no information, though, is being released yet on who died. the 911 call came from a neighbor's house a little further down the street. michael, there are still some police officers, one right here, a few down the street. summer sweet drive, not far from middle country road. still somewhat of an active crime scene. police say they'll have more information later today. back to you, michael. >> kat, thank you very much. 5:06. new this morning, we're getting
5:07 am
paramedics on long island. police were called to the scene on ronkonkoma. a truck driven by paramedics ended up on top of a car. it happened last night at ocean avenue. we don't know how many people may have been injured. in connecticut, counselors will be on hand at shelton high school following the death of a senior. edmond conklin died. he was outside his car which had rolled over on bridgeport avenue near long hill crossroad. school officials say that his death is a shock to the entire school community. new disturbing details this morning of twin bombings in iraq aimed at causing as much death as possible. one suicide bomber struck yesterday in a baghdad market. a second blast went off while people were rushing into the area to help. when it was all over, more than 70 people were dead. 100 wounded. isis claims responsibility for the attacks in a shiite muslim
5:08 am
now to decision 2016. it is the eve of super tuesday. voters in 12 states will head to the polls. it will be a make or break day for some of the presidential hopefuls. tracie potts is in washington with the latest on the race for the white house. >> donald trump heads into super tuesday with his first senate endorsement. alabama senator jeff sessions. >> i hate to say it, i'm becoming mainstream. >> his opponents are hitting hard. >> friends do not let friends vote for con jobs. >> it was such an insulting thing. you don't call somebody of achievement, you don't do that. >> ted cruz is leading his home state of texas and slamming trump for -- >> we should all be united in saying that the klan is reprehensible.
5:09 am
>> super tuesday is rook looking good off her win in south carolina. we got decimated. bernie sanders feeling the bern of the south african-american voters. >> we need your help to win the democratic nomination. >> clinton is leading nearly 2 to 1 in key states, focused on trump. >> i don't think in a campaign you make wild promises, insult everybody and then people wonder, well, what does that person really stand for. >> clinton could find herself on defense before super tuesday. the rest of her e-mails are due to be released today. in washington, i'm tracie potts. darlene, michael. it's 5:09. just ahead, the oscars moment that had the audience in tears. >> how chris rock tackled the diversity issue head on you might say and he also sold a lot of girl scout cookies. >> a lot. storm team 4 tracking some showers today and our next chance of snow. your weather and traffic on the 4s is ahead.
5:10 am
5:11 am
5:12 am
5:13 am
here are four things to know this morning. a car hit and killed a man in the bronx. the victim was struck last night near unionport road and mcgraw avenue in parkchester. it was the latest in a string of pedestrian accidents this weekend. a 25-year-old nypd officer died this weekend in a hit and run. this was on the new jersey turnpike. officer vincent harrison worked out of the 100th precinct in rockaway beach. they have located the driver who hit him. they have not released a name or charges. a good samaritan is credited with saving a stranger in newark. three buildings burned late last night on west runion street. >> today is february 29th. if it's your birthday in this leap year, there are freebies to be had. pizza hut is among the chains making an offer. bring your i.d. and you can get a free personal pizza. very nice. a little after 5:13.
5:14 am
together on this monday, leap day if you will. well above normal. a few showers around. from early morning through lunchtime. generally on the light side. this is one of those days where you may not need the umbrella. sunshine and cooler tomorrow. then more rain we think later on tomorrow night into the first part of the day on wednesday. mid and upper 40s in and around the city. five boroughs and is he caulks. harrison, new jersey 44. bridgewater, down to 29. out across long island, still mild. low or mid-40s like the jersey shore. here's that line of showers we're talking about that will bring interruption in the middle of the day today. it's moving across west central portions of the area. as the front pushes on through, first the clouds later this morning, then the shower threat and then clearing will follow a little bit after. right now, we're still in the clear. notice the clouds through northeast pennsylvania. we may get to see early
5:15 am
the clouds will take over. future tracker shows that line of showers approaching the city by 10:00, 11:00 from northwest to southeast. it's out of the city by 1:00 or 2:00 in the afternoon and east of long island. you can see by late afternoon. by 7:00, in the clear this evening. the winds will go more west to northwest. bring in slightly cooler air tomorrow. tomorrow looks like a decent day. clouds towards the evening and overnight tomorrow night, into wednesday morning, a nasty line through. looks like everything is being rushed faster on wednesday. it may clear out of here faster on wednesday. we'll wait and see. we have above normal temperatures for today for the final day of the month. 30s, chillier tonight. a clearing trend. into the day tomorrow, the light jackets needed. not bad. still above normal. the seven-day forecast shows it gets colder a of that early rain on wednesday. temperatures drop later in the afternoon. only 41 for a high thursday.
5:16 am
a clipper could bring a touch of li gight snow or flurries around. saturday, cold but dry. close to 40. mid-40s but a light mix on sunday. almost 5:16 in the morning. how is it treating us, lauren? >> signal problems on the 4 and 5. downtown 4 and 5 trains running local. if you're getting on the roads, a live look outside. you'll see in the distance, in addition to flashlights out there, that's the williamsburg bridge. on the outer roadway heading to brooklyn, we have reports of an overturned vehicle. i'll show you a little bit of a closer look at that. here you'll see the delays on the outer roadway. brooklyn in the distance there. nothing really moving. as i get more information, i'll let you know. the inner roadways if you need to get out to brooklyn on the williamsburg bridge. you can always head out on the manhattan. ramp closure due to a water main break. otherwise, roads moving nicely
5:17 am
parking rules in effect today. more weather and traffic on the 4s. thank you so much, lauren. now to the academy awards. finished with a bit of a surprise. "today in new york's" kerry barrett in the newsroom with a big moments. kerry, good morning. >> good morning, darlene. the after parties probably still going strong. the 88th annual academy awards in the books. as you mentioned, a mix of expected and unexpected wins. one of biggest surprises in one of the most prestigious categories. spotlight. the newspaper drama took best picture. the favorite, revenant took home best director. that is the second year in a row now for him for that particular award. after so many nominations, leonardo dicaprio finally taking home a career first best actor award. in his acceptance speech, he talked about the storyline of the film and the relationship that the characters had with the environment, used it as a moment to urge for change when it comes
5:18 am
>> the billions and billions of underprivileged people who will be most affected by this, for our children's children and for those people out there whose voices have been drowned out by the politics of greed, i thank you all for this amazing award tonight. let us not take this planet for granted. i do not take tonight for granted. >> mad max fury road, that film took home the most oscars. six overall. in technical categories. one of the other big moments was lady gaga's performance. she sang the song written to support rape survivors on college campuses. it was a big part of the night. we'll talk about that in the 6:00 hour. darlene. >> kerry, thank you so much. meanwhile, the host, chris rock, came out firing in his monologue. he immediately addressed the lack of diversity at the academy. >> hollywood is sorority racist.
5:19 am
but you're not a kapp a. >> he used the moment to help out his daughter's girl scout troop. the girls went into the crowd and made $65,000 sell cookies to the crowd. how great is that? >> that's great. he attacked the elephant in the room, right, head on. >> i didn't stay up. but i heard that they closed the show with fight the power by public enemy. i think that's a big surprise. fight the power. i think a lot of people were surprised that happened. very interesting evening. 5:19. just ahead, an unusual find in new jersey. what police caught roaming a neighborhood. plus new this morning, a first look at the u.s. student being detained in north korea. the message he delivered. the golf shot making news because of what the golf player was not wearing.
5:20 am
5:21 am
all across america families are coming back to time warner cable for a whole new experience. pwe came back for internet speeds so fast even the kids are impressed. oh she's impressed. we're catching up on movies and shows on demand just as fast as we can watch them. twc's home wifi is so strong we can use all our devices at the same time. come back today. you'll get 100 meg internet, tv, phone and more for $89.99 a month. and now, get a $300 reward card.
5:22 am
bridge, the east river. it's 5:22. they're looking for whoever is missing a six-foot black and white snake.
5:23 am
house on fill more street. they trapped it. so far they have not identified the species of the snake. a professional golfer wanted to keep clean so stripped down to his underwear to make the shot. >> here we go with a youtube moment. >> that's gary woodland in his boxer briefs at the honda classic in florida. his shot landed in some water. he didn't want to get his outfit dirty, so he took off his pants and socks. >> i can appreciate that. white pants, nice shoes. can't get the socks all muddy. >> doesn't have the spongebob squarepants boxers on. >> nice pair of boxer briefs on. >> he said something. i said he didn't have pants on. >> you were right.
5:24 am
>> that's usually the answer to these things. >> that's what i go with. no pants. >> what you need to do during breaking news. >> share that with everybody. >> keep my pants on during this. let's look at clouds gaining on us today and the threat of showers. late morning through early afternoon. nothing heavy. it might warrant the umbrella in spots. we'll see clearing once again later in the afternoon. chilly tonight. a few upper 20s in the suburbs north and west. another storm headed our way. that colder trend, winter -- >> not like 11 and cold. >> just shy. >> we have new problems. the bronx river parkway. an accident after exit 6. the boston road bronx zoo exit. there are delays out there because of that. another accident that came in. eastbound on route 3 by meadowlands parkway.
5:25 am
delays are minor out here. we have problems on the williamsburg bridge. i'll have the details in a few minutes. coming up at 5:30, the talk about donald trump's taxes now. it's getting even more bizarre this morning. plus, new troubles for the cruise ship that hit rough seas. why it's turning around again. >> reporter: i'm lori bordonaro. live at the 100th precinct in rockaway beach where an officer killed is being remembered. the latest on the driver coming up. if you're about to head out the door, take us with you. keep watching "today in new york." download the app on your mobile device right now.
5:26 am
5:27 am
5:28 am
breaking news overnight. a large investigation in a quiet long island neighborhood. why wha police are saying. mourning an nypd officer killed in a hit and run. this morning, there's a suspect in custody. it happened overnight. a pedestrian hit in the city following a deadly weekend on the roads. "today in new york" starts now. good morning everyone. it's monday morning. february 29th. i'm darlene rodriguez. i'm michael gargiulo. storm team had's chris cimino is here with a look at the forecast. it comes once every four years.
5:29 am
each to the north, rhinebeck 43. not bad at all this hour of the morning. 48 in stony kill. the city at 50. down the jersey shore, same thing. the only chilly spots, northern around central new jersey. 29 in bridgewater, 30 in sussex. newburgh at 46. mild there this morning. we have some clouds gaining on us ahead of a cold front. notice the last few frames of the showers. yellows embedded in there. the oranges are weakening now. this line will weaken upon its approach. enough of that moisture could hold together to produce a shower from late morning through the afternoon. any time from 10:00, until 2:00, watch for showers coming on through from west to east. temperatures still in the mid and upper 50s. such a deal. it changes. >> we'll talk about that shortly. lauren? >> we have a new issue on the subways. uptown f trains are running local from 21st street to 71st avenue. that's due to track maintenance and signal problems. downtown 4 and 5 trains running
5:30 am
if you're getting on the roads, the williamsburg bridge, the outer roadway, we have an overturned vehicle. fdny on the scene. delays building here. head over to the inner roadway, you can get through. over to brooklyn, that's the way to go. more weather and traffic on the 4s. lauren, thank you so much. now to breaking news on long island. an active police scene overnight in a quiet suffolk county neighborhood. officers converged on summer sweet drive in middle island. katherine creag just arrived. kat, what's happening? >> reporter: quiet is absolutely right. that's how neighbors describe the area. one neighbor we talked with said she's shocked that there would be a police investigation here. you see this police officer guarding the scene here. blocking off the road. this is summer sweet drive. that neighbor we talked about believes that it's 42 summer sweet drive.
5:31 am
numerous officers were here earlier. we had a photographer who said the information he received was they were investigating a murder-suicide not far from middle country road. we're told by a suffolk county police spokeswoman that this is a death investigation. no information is being released just yet on who died. but the 911 call came from a neighbor's house further down the street. police were called, darlene, about 8:45 this evening and police were here. a lot of them, in fact. further down the street, a bigger area was closed off. at least one police officer remaining here. we'll hear from that neighbor in the next half hour. back to you. >> katherine creag, thank you. happening now, it's happening again we should say. the royal caribbean cruise ship battered by a storm turned around. it's heading back to new jersey. it's canceling another cruise on anthem of the seas. the company says the ship is coming back because of a possible norovirus outbreak.
5:32 am
it was a few weeks ago that same vessel was pummeled by high waves when a powerful storm that forced it to turn back. passengers tell us they understand the company's concerns. >> we'd rather be home safe than have to worry about going through a crazy storm or something. >> the ship is expected to get back to bayonne wednesday morning. we're told it will be disinfected before they set sail again. new this morning in westchester county, crews are still on scene of a fire that raced through a home in mamaroneck. smoke and flames engulfed the house on halsted avenue just after 11:30. it took hours for crews to put out the fire. we're told efrp made is out safely. the cause of the fire is unclear. a good samaritan rushed into a burning building to save a stranger in newark. the fire broke out in a house on west runion street at 9:00 last night and quickly spread to two nearby homes. a woman running from the house
5:33 am
her husband was trapped in the flames. >> when i ran inside, the whole kitchen was on fire. he was standing in the kitchen. he didn't want to leave out of the kitchen. so when i was pulling him out of the kitsch ep, he said, no, my wife. but your wife is already downstairs. she's the one that told me you was upstairs. i dragged him -- put him over my shoulder and brought him downstairs and dragged him out of the house. >> that's a heroic move for a firefighter to do let alone a civilian. >> at least 20 people have been displaced. no one was hurt and the cause of the fire is under investigation. new this morning, we're getting a look at an accident involving paramedics on long island. suffolk county police were called to the scene in ronkonkoma. it ended up on top of a car. it happened around 9:30 at ocean avenue and express drive north. we don't know how many people may have been injured. coming up on 5:34. time for weather and traffic on
5:34 am
chris, cold weather across the country. i think i found some in minnesota. it's like 30 degrees there. >> it's not too cold. >> most of the country is mild. >> going to stay there until the end of the week. gets unleashed to the northeast. another mild start out there this morning. looking at temperatures in the 40s to near 50 in the city. some of the suburbs chilly but notter blif cold. a passing shower through midday. until 1:00 in the afternoon. late-day sun will return. we're back in the 50s again today. finishing touches on another above normal month for february. >> 50 and mostly clear. clouds gain on us this morning. showers are likely, especially in the city itself. by 3:00, the showers are gone. seven-day forecast coming up in a bit. let's go to lauren scala with the latest on the commute. >> bronx river parkway
5:35 am
at the boston road, bronx zoo exit. i recommend avoiding that area if you can for now. delays continue to build. heading to route 3 in secaucus. watch out for an accident in the right lane. there are minor delays on route 3 headed that way. a water main break on the ramp to plaza road at route 208. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect today. we'll have the next weather and traffic update on the 4s. it's 5:35 now. the nypd is mourning the death of a 25-year-old officer. he was the victim in a hit and run that happened in new jersey. lori bordonaro is outside the 100th precinct in rockaway beach where this officer was stationed. lori? >> reporter: michael, police were able to track down the driver, but have not yet released a name. that driver hit and killed officer vincent harrison, a rookie here at the 100th precinct. he's only been on the job for a year and a half following the
5:36 am
the 25-year-old was driving on the new jersey turnpike at about 3:00 sunday morning. he changed lanes and got into a minor collision with another car. when he got out on the shoulder to exchange information, he was run down by an infiniti. that driver then took off. harrison's mom was too distraught last night to talk to us on camera. she did speak to us by phone. >> last time i saw my son was 12:30 in the afternoon. now i have to deal with this. >> reporter: so many tributes have been pouring in on twitter from neighboring precincts. the 100th precinct are saddened by the loss of one of their own. there is bunting on the corner on the front door to remember that officer. back to you. >> the department in mourning. thank you, lori. new this morning, we've learned a man in the bronx was struck by an suv and killed. the 33-year-old victim was hit
5:37 am
unionport road and mcgraw avenue in parkchester. the driver stayed on scene. the victim was pronounced dead at the hospital. this capped off a deadly weekend for pedestrians around the city. three others were killed in five separate hit and run accidents this past weekend. there's surveillance video from one of the accidents in park slope. in each case, drivers took off. they were scattered in manhattan, brooklyn, queens and bronx. message. >> we're letting the drivers know that it is not too late to be responsible here. >> now some people are questioning the effectiveness of mayor de blasio's vision zero campaign. 5:37. in presidential politics. donald trump's opponents are turning up the heat on this, the eve of super tuesday voting. it's happening astrum picked up the support of alabama's republican senator jeff sessions. challenger ted cruz hinting at a
5:38 am
donald trump's reluctance to release his full taxes. >> abc, cnn, multiple news reports reported about his business dealings, a company owned by fat tony salerno. who is a mobster in jail. >> ted cruz, marco rubio x john kasich blasted him from not separating himself from david duke. hillary clinton hopes super tuesday ends the same way as the south carolina primary. even bernie sanders admits he got decimated. those are his words in the contest this past week yepd. so far the polls show him trailing clinton in a number of super tuesday states. yesterday, both candidate seemed more focused on donald trump. >> we do not agree with donald trump that climate change is a hoax. >> i believe that america is
5:39 am
>> today both hillary clinton and bernie sanders will be in massachusetts. that's an important super tuesday state where both candidates are locked in a close race. it is 5:38. new this morning, in fact hours ago, we got a first look at the american student being held now in north korea. otto -- he was carrying a scripted speech when he was presented to reporters. we don't know if he wrote it or written by the captors. this has happened in the past. he admitted to stealing a political banner. >> but i am begging to the korean people and government for my forgiveness. i am praying to the heavens so that i may be returned home to my family. >> his appeal for his release did turn tear full. he was detained on january 2nd for a hostile act against their country. it's 5:39. still to come, concerns about drinking water from a local reservoir. this morning, what's being done
5:40 am
what somebody found in a box in a city park, it now has police investigating. grab your um brem a. storm team 4 tracking some showers. weather and traffic on the 4s is coming up.
5:41 am
5:42 am
5:43 am
welcome back. 5:42. it's 50 degrees on this monday morning. spacex canceled the launch. it was suppose today take a satellite into space. it was scrubbed yesterday. elon musk says it was aborted because of the low thrust alarm. it must be chilled to several hundred degrees below zero. they have hampered launch attempts in the past. chris cimino look at what's happening. chris, the weather is quiet in times square at this early hour. >> it is. it's going to stay that way for a little while. showers moving in later on this afternoon. moving along quietly in times
5:44 am
the bulk of the morning commute stays a that way as well. once we're past 10:00, 11:00 in the morning, a couple of showers will pop up. not going to last very long. to put this winter, 50 degree temperature is indicative of what we've seen all winter long. the winter months are december, january and february. december 21st and march 21st is the astronomical sign of winter. this was the warmest december ever. warmer in january and almost the same for this month with one more day to go. we'll be well above normal today. this will be one of the warmest winters on record. 27 in walpack. one of the coldest places. 49 in califon. there's a sprinkling of chilly numbers throughout sections of new jersey. they're all shaded in the darker blue. elsewhere, in the city, it's the warm spot at 45.
5:45 am
need heavy duty coats. in the suburbs north and west maybe you will later on. showers a possibility. may have to be reset incompetent doors. >> by dismissal time, a few clouds, turning breezy this afternoon. that line of showers we're watching closely. going from oranges and yellow toss lighter greens meaning that the shower activity is weakening again as it gets closer to us. right now, we're in the clear. we we should see early sunshine filtered out by the clouds. then a brief shower comes on through. nothing really heavy. future tracker shows by 11:00, knocking on the door, through the hudson valley, this line of showers is in and out of here. by 1:00, it's in central and eastern long island. it continues to weaken. by 2:00, 3:00, the sun is back out. a good deal of sunshine to get us started.
5:46 am
the evening hours. the another system approaches. shortly after midnight. maybe even a thunderstorm. a lot of activity may be out of here in the first half of the day wednesday. an above normal finish to the day. each with the brief showers and clouds in the upper 50s. chilly with 30s. a few 20s well north and west with a clearing sky. a quiet day with temperatures in the -- later tuesday into wednesday. into the 50s. a break on thursday. then april clipper system that brings us a touch of snow we think perhaps on friday. again, computer models still flipflopping on that one. as it gets closer, mild today, brief shower midday. then colder is the trend. thursday, friday, a few snow showers or flurries possible. on saturday, brisk and chilly. early mid-40s with a rain or snow shower on sunday. kind of busy for a monday
5:47 am
>> it continues to get busier. quite a few problems out there. starting with the subways. delays in both directions on the 7 train. f trains running local from 21st street to 71st avenue. downtown 4 and 5 trains running local. if you're getting on the roads, big mess on the brooklyn-bound outer roadway of the williamsburg bridge. an overturned vehicle that's shutting down all lanes. the inner roadway is the way to go. it might be better to head to the manhattan or the brooklyn bridge. both are doing fine. i'll continue to keep you posted out there. the long island expressway, this accident came in westbound after exit 32. little neck parkway. that's in the center lane. we have all lanes subject to closure southbound on the bronx river parkway after exit 6 which is the boston road bronx zoo exit. still delays out there because of that. route 3, watch out for an accident eastbound by meadowlands parkway. that's in the right lane.
5:48 am
we will have more weather and traffic on the 4s. >> thank you so much, lauren. 5:47 right now. in new jersey, the operator of the wan cue reservoir wants to make sure the water is safe. it's about a mile away from a toxic waste site in ringwood. according to the bergen record, the water supply commission wants to test it for pollutants now. the next time it's supposed to be tested is in 2018. opened fire on a subway platform in brooklyn. the station was in crown heights. the victim was on the southbound platform just after midnight. teens approached him and one pulled out a gun and fired and hit the man in the stomach. they don't know if the victim was targeted or if it was a random attack. police investigating a random find in a park yesterday.
5:49 am
corona box and decided to open it. inside she discovered fresh fruit, a can of soda and a cooked horse head. no word on how it got there. the aspca is also looking into the case. the man accused of killing a rookie police officer on her first day on the job heads to court in virginia today. last night hundreds of people went to prince william county to hop or officer ashley guindon. she was killed one day after being sworn into the force. an on staff sergeant assigned to the pentagon is accused of killing her and wounding two others. he also killed his wife. police in ohio say a pastor was gunned down inside his church during a sunday service. dayton police say the man walked back to the pulpit inside st. peter's missionary baptist church when a shooter got out of the pew and followed him. they heard shots.
5:50 am
they panicked and ran out. the man was arrested at the scene. today a navy s.e.a.l. will step out of the shadows to receive the highest honor for combat bravery. he's believed to be part of the secret navy s.e.a.l. team 6. president obama will recognize his extreme bravely in afghanistan. he held off taliban fighters while shielding a hostage. happening today, a california jump will decide whether a defamation -- model janice dickinson sued cosby in may. she claims he drugged and raped her in lake tahoe. cosby has denied the claims. cosby's attorneys say the case should be dismissed. her account of what happened has changed over years. we have dramatic video from southern india.
5:51 am
during a religious festival. took several hours to bring that elephant under control. fortunately nobody was hurt. >> two people on that elephant at the time. >> i know. it's 5:50 right now. see the moment a shopper put an end to a police chase inside a supermarket. one lawmaker wants to take federal action. wants to make your flying experience, we've all experienced this, right? your knees basically in the seat ahead of you. experience a little bit better. it's not every day you can get financial advice from one of the most respected investors in the world. >> you're welcome. >> why warren buffett is taking questions today. >> follow us on facebook and twitter and instagram. darlene4ny. michaelg4ny. you're watching "today in new
5:52 am
5:53 am
5:54 am
police in portland, oregon, are -- they were chasing a suspect through a grocery store. shoppers saw what was happening, one did. pushed his cart into the suspect's way. that person crashed to the floor. police dragged the stranger and picked up his cart and finished shopping. >> he went to the express line. only had six items. >> it's 5:54. happening today, you can get good financial advice from
5:55 am
he will answer questions for three hours on cnbc's "squawk box." over the weekend, he released shareholders. in that letter, he said despite slow economic growth, people born now are better off than the previous generation. i think he knows. >> he knows what he's talking about. >> a little bit. just has had a little success. we trust him. meantime, hopefully -- they're telling you to take along an umbrella. late morning, early afternoon could be a brief shower that comes on through. the other thing, most noticeable it's still mild. still at 50. going to the upper 50s this afternoon. each there you get to the low to mid-50s this afternoon. colder weather trending. it clears on out. a few 20s in the suburbs. quiet day tomorrow. a little bump in the road tomorrow night and wednesday. not quite done yet.
5:56 am
a trend to make it feel more like it. >> we'll take it. not a big deal. >> crazy problems for the monday morning commute. we'll talk about a couple of things on the l.i.e. there's an accident in the center lane close to marathon parkway. causing delays. we'll see delays on route 3 in rutherford. there is an accident eastbound on route 3 on the hackensack river bridge. that blocks the right lane. it is one slow ride through here. kai simonsen, the first over the scene of this overturned vehicle. the outer roadway headed to brooklyn, not sure how that happened. all lanes were shut down earlier. just one lane getting by. they are holding traffic out there. the outer road to brooklyn is backed up to the inner roadway is the way to go on the williamsburg bridge. look at those delays on the williamsburg bridge. that's a big spot to avoid.
5:57 am
is the way to go. airline leg room or lack of it, it's a frequent complaint, especially for frequent flyers. >> schumer wants the government to get involved. the faa's reauthorization bill. he wants the agency to have the authority to set seat size standards. the center says leg room wants to be 35 inches. now he says the average is just 31 inches. >> nothing bothers us more than the fact there's almost no leg room. the average passenger feels they're being treated by sardines. squeezed and squeezed. the reauthorization bill comes up for a vote in march. they're trying to get the leg room down about seven inch. >> they want you to stand. that's what's going to happen. coming up, oscar drama from chris rock addressing the diversity controversy to an upset in the top awards category.
5:58 am
also at 6:00 a.m., big news for hockey fans. the rangers making a major power play before the trade deadline. if you're about to head out the door, take us with you. keep watching, download the news 4 app right now. we are back in two minutes. we're watching "today in new york." hey, have you heard? heard what? before school starts in september, all kids going into 7th and 12th grade have to get the meningococcal vaccine. it protects against diseases like meningitis. that can be serious, even deadly.
5:59 am
start school without it. something to share? (giggling) actually, yes! talk to your health care provider. even kids who've had one shot
6:00 am
breaking news. a quiet community at the center of a major police investigation following a gruesome discovery. new this morning, yet another pedestrian struck and killed in the city. it follows a deadly weekend across the five boroughs. plus this. >> well, i'm here at the academy awards. otherwise known as the white people's choice awards. chris rock addresses the elephant in the room as hollywood honors some of its biggest stars. "today in new york" starts now. he sure did. good morning everyone. it's a monday morning, february
6:01 am
i'm michael gargiulo. check on storm team 4's chris cimino for this last day of february forecast. what a way to send out february, chris. >> nice and mild. brief shower. across long island this morning, generally suffolk county between 40 and 45. the city is now 51 degrees. white plains down to 37. let's call it low 30s, upper 20s, northern half of new jersey. you need the heavier coats there of the elsewhere, almost jackets handling it. you can see the line of showers. it's weakening on its approach. pretty significantly. this is a cold front moving towards us. we'll start out with a little bit of sun filtered out. then the clouds take over and the possibility of a shower coming through. generally between the hours of 10:00 and let's say 12:00, 1:00. everything is gone and dries up. the sun makes a return with a high of 57 degrees. more changes in the forecast. let's find out about the roads themselves. what's going on, lurn auren?
6:02 am
that's a problem. we also have problems on the williamsburg bridge. kai simonsen over the scene of this accident. it's an overturned vehicle. you can see live choppers heading to brooklyn. right now, all lanes shut down again. although there are only two there. emergency vehicles and personnel on the scene out there. delays on delancey are pretty bad. looks like they're holding traffic a bit. >> you can head over to the manhattan bridge or the brooklyn bridge instead. those are doing just fine. problems on route 3 right now. we're going to take a live look out there where you'll see heavy delays. an accident on the hackensack bridge. delays on route 3 headed eastbound. they go to route 17. leave yourself extra time. we also have issues on the subways. >> thank you. >> 6:02 right now. now to that breaking news. a death investigation and the
6:03 am
part of summer sweet drive remains blocked off at this hour. "today in new york's" katherine creag is there. >> reporter: darlene, police tape all around us. we're zooming into one. officers who is just down there on summer sweet drive closer to the house where the death investigation is being looked at by officers and detectives. there's also a police officer guarding this area where we are and closer to middle country road. officers and detectives were on the scene earlier. there's a photographer that we had here. the information said police were investigating a murder-suicide i inside a house on summer sweet drive. we're told by a suffolk county police -- this is a death investigation. no information is released on whexo died inside that house. a neighbor tells us she believes the house where police are at is 42 summer sweet drive. that neighbor, we talked with her earlier, she told us this.
6:04 am
i come out to look to make sure everything is okay. usually quiet neighborhood. kind of shocking you wake up to this. >> reporter: and that 911 call came from yet another neighbor's house a little further down the street. darlene, police tell us there should be more information coming out on this a little later today. back to you, darlene. >> thanks so much, katherine creag creag. >> we learned of a man hit by an suv and killed in bronx. 33-year-old victim was hit about 11:30 last night near mcgraw avenue and union port road. the driver stayed on the scene. the victim was taken to jacoby medical center and pronounced dead. police are investigating five other pedestrian accidents. they happened throughout the city. this is surveillance video from a deadly incident in spark slope. in all, five people were struck, three of them died. the drivers did take off in each ca se. the incidents were scattered across the city. manhattan, brooklyn-queens and bronx.
6:05 am
on the scene of a destructive fire. flames were shooting from the roof of a house in mamaroneck. we're told everyone made is out safely. firefighters say the cause of that fire is unclear. time nor weather and traffic on the 4s. technically still a month left of winter. >> putting the finishes touches on a mild one indeed. >> chilly in the sub ubs. we've got a passing shower coming through late morning through midday. a light shower at that. not a big deal. the light umbrella is probably all you need. temperatures as i said in the 50s. the extra day for this month is going out with above normal temperatures. mostly clear, 51 right now. temperatures climb to the mid-50s by noon. anywhere from 11:00, noon, that's the best chance for a shower in the city.
6:06 am
more chances in the seven-day. the commute has been changing nonstop. >> it's been a busy monday morning. we have delays in both directions. 7, e, f, n and q lines. the f running local for a stretch in queens and uptown q trains terminating at 57th street. lots of changes there. delays are extensive through here. innings are still moving along at the speed limit. an accident at the bronx river parkway. the boston road bronx zoo exit. there are still reports that all lanes are subject to closure. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect today. we'll have your next update on the 4s. lauren, thank you so much. 6:06. tomorrow is super tuesday. the republican presidential candidates, they are duking it out.
6:07 am
donald trump found himself under intense scrutiny this weekend. at first he refused to disavow himself from david duke's words of support. then he was tricked by the gawker website to retweet a quote from an italian dictator muse lynn i. >> you want to be associated with a fas shis. >> we cannot be -- >> ted cruz said supremacists have no place in the gop. he hinted that trump is withholding his tax returns because they may reveal construction business ties to the mob. turning to democrats now. tomorrow hillary clinton will try to build on her landslide win in south carolina. bernie sanders admits that she, "decimated" him on saturday. so far clinton is leading in a number of super tuesday states. yesterday, both candidates
6:08 am
>> we do not agree with donald trump that climate change is a hoax. >> i believe that america is great right now. >> today hillary clinton campaigns in massachusetts and virginia. sanders plans to be in massachusetts. an important super tuesday battleground. coming up on 6:08 a.m. eastern time. the oscar after parties are probably start to go wind down on the west coast. or maybe not. >> she just landed. "today in new york's" kerry barrett here with a look at all the big moments from last night. >> nice to see you. >> fresh as a daisy. >> fabulous on the red carpet. >> it's 2:00, 3:00 in the morning there. they're still going on. hollywood is honoring its best at the academy awards. a lot of big moments. definitely not without controversy. >> host chris rock tackled the oscars so white controversy head
6:09 am
>> hollywood is sorority racist. it's like, we like you, rhonda, but you're not a kappa. >> rock brought awareness to the lack of diversity of hollywood throughout the show. there's one about asian stereotypes. >> if anybody is upset about that joke, tweet about it on your phone that was also made by these kids. >> once the show got into full swing, bridge of spice mark rylance pulled an upset for supporting actor beating out favorite sylvester stallone. >> alicia vie kander won best supporting actress. lady gaga's powerful performance brought the crowd to tears as sexual abuse survivors joipd her on stage. >> but best original song ended up going to sam smith for writing's on the wall from the james bond film. spectre.
6:10 am
right now. best actress went to brie larson. >> the newspapers film spotlight, it talked about sexual abuse of priests. a surprise winner. >> this film gave a voice to survivors and this oscar amplifies that voice. best picture favorite, the revenant still won big. best director honors for alejandro inarritu and first oscar for leonardo dicaprio. >> i thank you all for this amazing award tonight. let us not take this planet for granted, i do not take tonight for granted. mad max fury road took home the most oscars. six in fact. all in technical categories. you can see a full list of the winners on nbcnewyork.com. a lot of talk about chris rock. he came in, but it's
6:11 am
not have seen, he went in on jada pinkett smith who said she wanted to boycott the oscars. he gave her a hard time as well and had some jokes. nobody was fair. -- >> i was going to say, what's cool going back to leo, everybody was talking approximate that and watching kate winslet. that was his first breakout role. she was super emotional. >> that was nice. >> thanks, kerry. it's 6:10 right now. coming up on the "today" show. natalie and al will be live from the west coast with more from the red carpet. plus a look inside the oscar after parties ahead at 7:00 a.m. 6:11. new troubles for the ship, the anthem of the seas. why it's heading back to port early once again. >> later, power problems creating controversy at a local school building. we'll tell what you it means for hundreds of students. also, weather and traffic on the 4s coming up. a beautiful view of the queensboro bridge. you're watching "today in new
6:12 am
this is the face of addiction. addiction doesn't discriminate. alcohol smoking weed pills crack k2, spice acid cocaine crystal meth heroin this is also the face of hope. addiction is a disease. help is available. visit the new york state office of alcoholism and substance abuse services
6:13 am
6:14 am
6:15 am
welcome back. 6:14 on a monday morning. it's leap day, so to speeb. the extra day of february. we're dealing with a couple of showers passing through. early morning commute, dry. evening commute, dry. in between, we may see a little bit of a shower. sunshine, slightly cooler tomorrow. still above normal. more rain in the midweek period. 42 in point pleasant. red bank at 44. northwest new jersey, this is the chilly area this morning. we're seeing upper 20s and low 30s there. look at the city at 51 degrees right now. most of the island in the 40s. a mild start for a lot folks. there's the frontal boundary producing the line of showers. notice the rain breaking up. running into drier air. the cold front is pressing steadily towards us moving due east. it will be in here later on this morning and early afternoon with maybe a couple of light showers. we'll start out with a little sun, notice the clouds
6:16 am
timeline on it, maybe extreme northwest new jersey, a shower. it pushes quickly east. by 3:00, we see a clearing trend with the clouds breaking up and return of sunshine. on the breezy side. an above normal finish to the month of february. 57 the expected high. normal high is 45. a good dozen above normal. chillier tonight but not terribly cold. overnight lows in the 30s. may see a few 20s north and west town as the skies clear on out. a little bit cooler but not bad with temperatures close to the 50-degree mark in the upper 40s to near 50. looks like rain will move in late tomorrow night, probably after midnight into wednesday morning. it's beginning to look like a faster moving system. most of the rain could be out of here. mild at 54. falling temperatures later in the day on wednesday. colder air moves in. thursday is cold and dry. we go from the 40s to the 30s. by friday, it's going to be a clipper system. most of the computer models
6:17 am
we may be on the northern fringe with flurry ak at this time. always have to watch these things. it's still in the aleutian islands of alaska. a lot of things can happen. looking at 57 for today. late morning, early afternoon shower passing through. then clearing. nice day tomorrow. sunshine 49. 54 on wednesday. the main emphasis for the rain -- could be strong wind gusts throughout the day. dry colder thursday. a touch of light snow friday. the weekend starts out dry and chilly friday with highs in the 30s. few seconds after 6:17. lauren scala standing by with the latest on the commute for us. >> it's a busy monday morning. not the way you would like the commute as you head out the door. a live look at route 3. heavy delays because of an accident that blocks two lanes on the hackensack river bridge. delays go back for miles. well past route 17. leave yourself extra time. roads.
6:18 am
the outer roadway completely shut down as they -- emergency crews on the scene for a while. hopefully that reopens soon. the inner roadway is the way to go. an accident on the southern state parkway after peninsula boulevard. you can see delays through here. another one reported as well. northbound on the cross island by jamaica avenue. still an accident westbound on the l.i.e. before the cross island. so delays, it looks like that accident may have cleared out. we still have residual delays making your way through this area. more weather and traffic on the 4s. it's 6:18. this happened minutes ago. a violent clash between migrants and police in europe and southern europe. this was the border between greece and macedonia. the migrants tore down a fence, threw rocks. they let go of tear gas sending the families running for cover. there was about 6500 migrants there trying to get into
6:19 am
>> new this morning, we're seeing for the first time the korea. otto -- he was presented to reporters in pyongyang where hostile act. often americans are forced to confess publicly. he said he was duped into stealing a banner. >> i'm begging to the korean people and government for my forgiveness. and i am praying to the heavens so that i may be returned home to my family. >> his statement then turned tear full. we're told the university of virginia student was arrested at north korea's airport on january 2nd. happening now, the cruise ship battered by a storm earlier this month turned around. it's heading back to port. company tweeted the ship is returning to new jersey because of a possible norovirus outbreak. also to avoid yet another storm. just a few weeks ago, the same vessel was caught in a powerful
6:20 am
produced videos like this one. passengers tell us they understand the company's concerns. >> we'd rather be home safe than have to worry about going through a crazy storm or something. >> ship expected to get back to new jersey, bayonne, wednesday morning. it will be disinfected before it sails again. 6:19. coming up, a bizarre discovery at a manhattan park. we'll tell you what a woman found inside an abandoned box. follow us on facebook, twitter and instagram.
6:21 am
today' s the day! oh look! creepy gloves for my feet. see when i was a kid there was a handle. and a face. this is nice. and does it come in a california king? getting roid rage. hemorrhoid. these are the worst, right? i' m sonna buy them. boom. i' ll take them. impulse buy. ommmmmmmmmmm. american express presents the blue cash everyday card with no annual fee. it' s all happening. cash back on purchases. here we go!
6:22 am
6:23 am
welcome back. 6:23. 51 degrees. it's monday morning.
6:24 am
of an event to raise money for multiple sclerosis. they scaled the stairs here at 30 rock. they were participating in the annual climb to the top. the event is organized by the national multiple sclerosis society. it is the 8th year people have gotten up on a sunday bright and early to take part. >> they get up there and that's pretty good. >> real athletes looking at their time. >> go up to the 7th floor, have to stop. the rangers added firepower to tveheir lineup in a trade deal with the hurricanes. center eric staal will be coming to new york. carolina gets two second round picks. eric staal, a four-time all-star. won the stanley cup and an olympic gold medal and he's the brother of defenseman mark staal. >> i guess on the jersey, it will be -- >> you get a captain from
6:25 am
>> they want the firepower -- >> lauren is excited. >> she can't speak right now. >> she's very busy. >> she's got a lot of traffic. the weather isn't as exciting. the clouds are starting to take on over. they'll thicken up. could be a brief passing shower from 10:00 in the morning until 1:00 in the afternoon. west to east. nothing too heavy anticipated in this. 57 the high. clearing, colder tonight. little brisk at times too. low 36 in the city. we will see some 20s in the suburbs. another round of wet weather midweek and a turn toward colder weather by the end of the week. flakes with it? maybe. i'll answer that in the next half hour. >> frosted flakes. bowl of cereal. >> lot of flakes in the world. >> i don't like the commute today, though. rough commute. the subways, there are a lot of problems on the subways. the 7 e, f, n and q. expect delays and service changes on all of the lines. i guess we have some good news. weave kai simonsen live in chopper 4 where we had an
6:26 am
en son sack bridge shutting down two lanes. >> residual delays from the accident. they go back quite a while. leave yourself extra time. if not, wait a little bit. hopefully this will continue to get better. >> thanks, lauren. coming up next, an update o that breaking news we're following on long island. >> reporter: i'm katherine creag live on middle island. police are on the scene of a death investigation. one neighbor is shocked by the amount of police she's seeing here. i'm lori bordonaro at the 100th precinct in rockaway beach where an officer killed in a hit-and-run accident is being remembered. i'll have the latest on the driver coming up. keep watching "today in new york." download the "news 4 new york" app on your mobile device now.
6:27 am
6:28 am
governor andrew cuomo: there is an unhealthy income inequality gap that is only growing. if you work full-time you shouldn't have to choose between paying the rent and buying food. i say lift up the working families of this state and pay a real decent wage. we fight until this nation fulfills its promise of opportunity for all and that's what this
6:29 am
breaking news on long island. live pictures. police block off a quiet neighborhood. hear what residents are tell us about a death investigation. >> the nypd mourning one of its own as we wait to learn new
6:30 am
arrested for the hit and run tragedy. plus, we'll show you big moments from last night's academy awards show. "today in new york" start now. talking about chris rock as much as they're talking about the actual oscars. good morning everybody. 6:30 on this monday, february 29th mt i'm michael gargiulo. i'm darlene rodriguez. let's check in with chris cimino. see what's going on this morning. >> kind of a changeable day. it's starting out mild and we'll stay mild throughout. 40s in and around the city. across the island, low to mid-40s. same thing connecticut. chillier north and west. upper 20s and low 30s across portions of new jersey. again, even there, you will warm up nicely this afternoon ahead of a cold front headed in our direction. with the front, an area of shower activity. that's the green. it's weakening on its approach. clouds will thicken up early this morning. we get through the bulk of the morning commute dry. could see a brief shower by 9:00 a.m. in the city, it's more like
6:31 am
breezy, and 55 at noon. a mild high of 57 today. lot of changes coming up in the seven hi seven-day. lot of issues on the commute, lauren? >> it's continuing to change throughout the morning. the cross island parkway northbound after hempstead turnpike. you can see very slow traffic to the southern state. leave yourself plenty of extra time. delays and service changes on the 7. efn and q lines. now to the breaking news we've been following on long island. police have middle island, the community blocked off. it's part of what's described as a death investigation. "today in new york's" katherine creag is there with the latest. kat? >> reporter: michael, neighbors tell us they've never seep so many police officers here. we're zooming into a police car there very close to the house where the death investigation is happening.
6:32 am
of the video that was taken overnight. numerous police officers and detectives here on the scene. this is summer sweet drive. the house being investigated, according to neighbors, is 42 summer sweet drive. this happened at 8:45 in the evening. the police were called. we had a photographer here. this is the information he received. the police were investigating a murder-suicide inside a house here. summer sweet drive, not far from middle country road. we're told by a spokeswoman for the police department that this is a death investigation. talked with with a neighbor earlier who told us this. >> i heard the dogs starting to bark and look outside and it's all blocked off. there's cops everywhere. it's scary waking up that way. >> reporter: the 911 call came from yet another neighbor's house further down the street. michael, police are telling us it will have more information later today. you can see this area. police tape all around. police officers guarding this side of the street and further down the street.
6:33 am
really blocked off there, kat. thanks so much. we've learned a man in the bronx was struck by an suv and killed. the 33-year-old victim was hit around 11:30 near unionport road and mcgraw avenue in the parkchester area. the victim was taken to jacoby medical center and pronounced dead. happening now, police are investigating five other pedestrian accidents throughout the city. all from this past weekend. here's surveillance video from park slope. in all, five people were hit. three of them died. in each of the cases, police say the drivers took off. the incidents were scattered across the city, manhattan, brooklyn, queens and the bronx. today, new jersey senator bob menendez is going to appeal his indictment. he's going to ask a panel of three judges to dismiss the charges against him. a lawmaker accused of using his influence to help a friend. senator menendez cites on old
6:34 am
free speech when he's advocating for legislation. a school building shut down after an electrical fire not ready to hold classes today. the washington irving campus building which houses several schools, flames erupted in the basement. the department of education says crews are working around the clock to make repairs. but damage to the electrical system is significant. until then, students will be dispersed to other schools in the area. chris, a question. a nice day throughout the day or get out early? >> i think early is one bet to go dry. a shower in the middle of the day. after 3:00, it's decent again. as i called it earlier, a sandwich day. dry to start, showers move in, between 10:00 and 1:00. the showers move on. pest chance of a shower at 11:00 to noon.
6:35 am
temperatures still on the mild side well above normal. the bulk of the day still decent. we've got generally -- 51? the city. clouds thicken up this morning. a couple of showers move on through late morning through early afternoon. back to the sun by the end of the day. the commute, it has been busy. >> this is headed southbound by exit 6. the boston road bronx zoo. delays back an exit or so. leave yourself a bit of extra time. we'll take a live look outside at the lincoln tunnel. moving nicely around the helix. about ten minutes, the turnpike and the tolls. the george washington bridge. delays not bad yet. then heading over to the trains, major commuter lines moving on or close to schedule. we have a bunch of subway delays that i just talked about. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today.
6:36 am
we're waiting to learn the name of the driver in custody for the hit and run death of an nypd officer. lori bordonaro is in rockaway beach where that officer worked. lori, good morning. >> reporter: darlene, that driver is in custody right now. have not yet released a name. meantime, a very sad morning here at the 100th precinct where officer vincent harrison worked. the officer, a rookie cop just 25 years old. he was killed while off-duty sunday morning by a hit and run driver. harrison was headed southbound on the new jersey turnpike when he got in a minor collision with another car. he pulled over to the shoulder and when he got out, he was run down by an infiniti. the driver took off and harrison died a short time later. harrison joined the nypd a year and a half ago following in the footsteps of his older brother. last night his heartbroken mother spoke to us by phone saying her son always wanted to be a police officer.
6:37 am
yesterday 12:30 afternoon. now i have to deal with this. >> reporter: right now, it's not clear where police tracked down that driver. again, we're waiting for more driver will face. michael and darlene, back to >> thanks so much, lori. coming up on 6:37. the man accused of killing a rookie police officer on her very first day on the job heads to court in virginia today. hundreds of people gathered for a candlelight vigil in prince william county outside of washington, d.c. officer ashley guindon was gunned down responding to a domestic disturbance call. just one day after she was sworn in. that call was about sergeant ronald hamilton. an army staff sergeant assigned to the pentagon who police say killed his wife and the officer. two other officers were injured. police in ohio say a pastor was gunned down inside the church during a service.
6:38 am
back to the pulpit at the church and the shooter got out of a pew and followed him. worshippers heard shots as the choir was singing. many people panicked. he was arrested at the scene. happening right now. suspects opened fire on a subway platform in brooklyn. a 22-year-old man was shot at nostrand avenue plat forp. two men in their late teens proechd him, one pulled out a gun and fired hitting him in the stomach. they don't know if he was targeted or if it was random. turning to the academy awards. host chris rock wasting no time addressing the elephant in the room as they say. the lack of diversity at the oscars. the motion picture academy and hollywood. >> jada is going to boycott the oscars.
6:39 am
rihanna's panties. i wasn't invited. >> chris rock also presented a montage of how tough social security it is for black actors to get award-worthy roles. >> i'm a danish girl. >> i can hear you. i'm right here. >> that was tracy morgan playing eddie redmayne's role. >> chris rock took over matt damon's role. whoopi goldberg appeared alongside jennifer lawrence. >> it's very funny. one of the biggest surprises was best picture. maybe people thought it would be the ref nept or the other ones. it went to spotlight which also won best screen play.
6:40 am
her roll in room. alicia vikander won in the danish girl and mark rylance won for bridge of spies. it was a long time coming for the man who won best actor. >> and the oscar goes to -- >> leonardo dicaprio. >> that's right. leonardo dicaprio, he's finally an oscar winner for his role in the revenant. he used part of his speech to talk about the environment. >> our production, we had to move to the southern tip of this planet just to find snow. climate change is real, it's happening right now. >> acting and writing for bird man. >> alejandro inarritu won for the revenant. mad max fury road won six oscars, mostly in technical categories. for a full list, head to nbcnewyork.com. >> that was my commute this morning. >> coming up on the "today"
6:41 am
from the west coast with more from the red carpet. plus the look inside the oscar after parties. great things you find on twitter from the "today" show page of natalie and al helping out the dj at one of the parties. >> i want to hear from natalie and al really soon. coming up next, we'll tell you what's being done about new concerns with local drinking water. a push for more leg room on airplanes. why a local lawmaker says travelers deserve to have more seat space. weather and traffic on the 4s is coming up.
6:42 am
you can't predict the market. but through good times and bad... ...at t. rowe price... ...we've helped our investors stay confident for over 75 years. call us or your advisor. t. rowe price.
6:43 am
6:44 am
your path to retirement may not always be clear. but at t. rowe price, we can help guide your retirement savings. so wherever your retirement journey we can help you reach your goals. call us or your advisor t. rowe price. invest with confidence. 6:44. welcome back. we're dealing with sort of carry over from the mild temperatures over the weekend into today. we have a couple of showers around through lunchtime. they'll move in late morning until noon or 1:00 in most areas. generally light. not a big deal.
6:45 am
by any stretch of the imagination. the sun is probably out by the afternoon. sunny and cool. more rain moving in late tomorrow night and early on wednesday. for the winter so far, we've been talking about how warm it's been. december was an all-time record warm month. january also was above normal by 2 degrees. right now, it looks like february is doing about the same thing. putting the wraps on it today. so this will probably go down as being one of the warmest wipters on record in central park. will keir in jack sop heights where it's 41. low to mid-40s across the island. down the jersey shore. northwest new jersey, that's where it's been all morning. upper 20s, low 30s. you may need the winter coats. for the kids at the bus stop, temperatures in the low 50s. could be a couple of showers around. dismissal time in the upper 50s. breezy though. we have a cold front approaching us. ahead of that front, we have this area of shower activity. breaking up a little bit.
6:46 am
time frame by 9:00 a.m. extreme northwest new jersey by the city, hudson valley by 11:00. moves east very quickly. >> it will clear out sooner north and west. future tracker points to that scenario. there are the showers at noon. smack-dab over the city. probably by 1:00, east. by 2:00 most of them are gone. by 3:00, 4:00 back into a clearing trend. temperaturewise, above normal. expecting a high of 57 degrees. chillier tonight behind the front. west to northwest breeze. could see a few upper 20s north and west. tomorrow, bright day. a few high clouds late. not exceptionally cold. upper 40s to low 50s across the area. another above normal day. late tuesday night after midnight, into wednesday morning, some showers and maybe even a gusty thunderstorm possible. the winds could gust to 30. maybe even 40 miles an hour in spots early wednesday. but i think the bulk of that is
6:47 am
on wednesday and turns colder wednesday afternoon and night. little clipper system we'll watch for friday. reminding us that it's still winter. they'll notice it today. near 50 tomorrow. 50s again on wednesday with early rain. then brisk and colder. >> that touch of light snow or snow showers possible. little mix we think of light rain and snow perhaps on sunday in the low to mid-40s. very busy on a monday morning. here's lauren scala. >> things are getting a little bit better. we had a bunch of subway issues. delays on 34th street hudson yard bounds trains. there's no 7 express service between the point and queensboro plaza. it will take you longer to get around. on the new york state thruway headed southbound by exit 1, there is an accident there. delays are building as you make your way into this area. there's construction once you get past it in the bronx on deegan.
6:48 am
there after hempstead turnpike. delays on to the southern state parkway. even off the eastbound belt to get on the cross island. we're seeing a slow ride. an accident by flatbush avenue. you can see minor delays as you make your way through here. >> plenty of congestion. you need to move your car today. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. >> lauren, thank you. the "today" show is coming up in a few minutes. we check in with matt and savannah see what's ahead. >> hello michael and darlene. >> hope you had a good weekend. >> coming up on the show, al and natalie live in los angeles with a full wrap-up of the oscars, the fashions, the after parties and more. donald trump will join us live on the eve of super tuesday. a lot to talk to him about. including marcher marco rubio's new attacks and if the billionaire thinks he can lock up the republican nomination tomorrow. there's also an issue about a question he was asked relating
6:49 am
a new trick used by hammers to access your computer. one of us each fell for it. we'll see you here on "today." did you watch some of the academy awards. >> 10:00. i was trying to hang on to see if stallone would win best supporting actor. >> i know. >> didn't quite get there. i don't want to spoil it for you, matt. >> all right, guys. >> thanks so much. 6:48 right now. coming up, we'll tell you about a new push to increase seat space on your next flight. follow us on facebook and twitter and instagram, darlene4ny and michaelg4ny.
6:50 am
6:51 am
6:52 am
live look at times square. it's 6:52 on this monday morning in connecticut. counselors will be on hand at shelton high school following the weekend death of a senior there. shelton police say the 17-year-old died.
6:53 am
which rolled over near long hill crossroad. conklin's death is a shock to the entire school community. ment. >> happening now, police investigating a bizarre discovery at a park in washington heights. a woman walking through high bridge park noticed a sealed corona box. she decided to open it. inside, she discovered fresh fruit, a can of soda and a cooked horse head. no word how it got there. the aspca is looking into the case. in new jersey, the operator of a reservoir is worried toxic chemicals are spilling into the reservoir. according to the bergen record, the north jersey district water supply wants it tested for pollutants now. the next time it's federally mandated to be tested is not until 2018. 6:453. a common complaint, right? airlines putting the squeeze on passengers by cutting leg room.
6:54 am
it's time for the government to do something about it. he's introduced an amendment to the reauthorization bill requiring seat size standards. that bill comes up for a vote in march. standards. >> that's right. i'm asking people what they think. i put a twitter poll on my twitter handle. you can check it out. tell us if you think the government should get involved. >> just enough room to sit, right? >> standing. >> not touch the seat. 6:53. coming up next, we'll check in with lauren for an update on the monday morning commute. >> you're watching "today in new
6:55 am
the bigger the burrito, the bigger the fun. dunkin's new grandde burrito -- a breakfast burrito packed with big southwest flavor. go grande with veggie or sausage today.
6:56 am
hey, have you heard? heard what? before school starts in september, all kids going into 7th and 12th grade have to get the meningococcal vaccine. it protects against diseases like meningitis. that can be serious, even deadly. yeah, that's why they can't start school without it. something to share? (giggling) actually, yes! talk to your health care provider. even kids who've had one shot
6:57 am
now to that braking news in suffolk county. there's a death investigation in middle island. officers responded to summer sweet drive just after 8:30 last night. the neighborhood remains blocked off at this hour. so far investigators remain tight-lipped about the victim. we'll continue to follow this breaking news and bring you any updates as they come into our newsroom. the nypd is mourning a young officer killed by a hit and run driver on the new jersey turnpike. lori bordonaro is in rockaway beach where that officer worked. lori? >> reporter: darlene and michael, a somber day here at the 100th precinct. officers placed bunting here outside the front door as a tribute to officer vincent harrison. the 25-year-old was driving on the new jersey turnpike yesterday when he collided with another car. when he got out, he was struck
6:58 am
took off. but he is now in custody. michael and darlene, we're getting -- waiting for more information on who that driver is. back to you. >> lori, thanks so much. >> a man in the bronx was struck and killed by a man in the suv overnight. it was the sixth incident in a string of crashes involving pedestrians over the weekend. this is surveillance video from another incident that happened in park slope. a deadly incident. all five people were struck. three of them died. five of those cases police say the drivers took off. the royal caribbean cruise ship battered by a storm turned around and it's heading back to port again. it's returning because of a possible norovirus outbreak to avoid another storm. >> the powerful storm that cut short a cruise. >> a gramercy park school building shut down by an electrical fire remains closed to students today. the city's department of education say crews are working around the clock at the
6:59 am
of gramercy park. damage to the electrical system is significant. until then, students will be dispersed to other schools in the area. we'll check on traffic one more time. lauren? >> it's been a rough commute today. a lot of the accidents we've got them cleared. the one still out there, the cross island parkway just a mess. northbound after hempstead turnpike, there's an overturned vehicle. all lanes subject to closure there. delays on the southern state parkway. we do have an accident southbound on the new york state thruway by mclean avenue. as you head through the bronx southbound, delays there as well. on the subways, the 7 train right now, we have delays on 34th street bound trains and no express service this morning between mets, will et cetera point and queensboro plaza. chris, rain in the middle of the day? >> late morning and early afternoon is about it. the light umbrella should handle it. most of the showers falling
7:00 am
we look for early sun to fade behind clouds. after that, the sun probably returns later this afternoon. a high of 57. above normal. chillier tonight, 30s. still not bad tomorrow. upper 40s with sunshine. rain moves back in after midnight tomorrow night. looks like a rainy start. colder the end of the week. >> cold and rain, looking forward to that. >> the "today" show is next. that's what's happening "today in new york." have a great day. good morning. king of the world. leonardo dicaprio finally wins an oscar 22 years after his first nomination. >> i do not take tonight for granted. thank you so very much. >> brie larson nabbing best actress. "spotlight," the surprise winner for best picture. host chris rock takes on the oscars so white controversy. >> i'm here at the academy

78 Views

info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on