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apartment. >> reporter: they live in one of two lincoln towers co-ops, which after decades might be zoned out of ps 199, their highly sought after award-winning and overcrowded local school. >> i'm very upset. we moved here basically for that school. it is kind of like our right that that school should be ours. >> reporter: and in this neighborhood, not all schools are created equal. if the kindergartners would be moved to ps 191 in the zone next door, which includes the amsterdam housing projects. at ps 199 87% of students are meeting state math standards. the most recent safety data shows ps 199 had two assaults with injuries compared with ps
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labeled a persistently dangerous school by the state. there are racial disparities. ps 199 is 15% black and hispanic compared with 84% at ps 191. city school officials say the zones need to be integrated. >> there becomes a perception in the community that one is the good school and one is the school for students of lower socioeconomic status. it's not a good thing for the community and it becomes a self-perpetuat >> reporter: tonight the community will meet to review the city's draft proposal which would move a section of the amsterdam houses into the ps 199 zone to achieve more diversity. >> why can't we just upgrade the schools and make them better? >> reporter: instead of moving the kids around? >> instead of moving the kids around. everybody is white and you're black, so you're feeling kind of awkward in the school.
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stepson. >> if you take kids that are less fortunate and put them in a fortunate environment, good things can happen. >> reporter: residents don't mind if children from public housing join their school, but they ask after they have poured decades of hard work and bake sales into improving this local school, why should they be forced to leave while the proposal would allow brand-new luxury apartments to stay? >> what we now h very arbitrary. >> we're getting and listening to all of the parent feedback. we need to serve all students in the district whether they arrived this year or whether they've lived in the district for ten years. >> there is a brand-new third school building to serve this neighborhood, which will help ease that overcrowding and ultimately offer new opportunities to all students in the area. the proposal is not final and
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fall. chuck? we want to get back to some breaking news in queens. chopper 4 is over a wet mess in astoria. a water main broke near 30th avenue and 12th street. the water is still pouring onto the street. crews are working on the scene to stop the flow. julius was missing since march. her family desperate to find her. today they learned her fate. >> the friends and family people who were accused of murdering the new jersey mother. her body was wrapped in a tarp. one of those suspects was her friend. pat battle is in freehold with more. >> reporter: yes, a very emotional day here at the monmouth county courthouse in freehold. two dozen of julius' family and friends in the courtroom. first they came to the prosecutors' news conference
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the prosecutor apologizing to them, saying he wished it had not ended this way. then they came here to court to see 32-year-old jennifer stand before a judge and face murder charges and desecration of a body charges in the death of tarita. this woman dropped her off at a train station back in march, told police that's when she then police found her body in the back of this man's home. they found that body last night. they would not tell us what tipped them off, but neighbors had reported a foul odor coming from the backyard for some weeks. her body had been there since at least the 8th of march when she was reported missing. her family desperate to find her turned out in droves searching all over the neighborhood. she had a long-time friendship with jennifer sweeney, who was
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her grandmother, aschoolteacher. her mother also well known. her lawyer says she is completely innocent. >> everybody loves tarita. she's one of the few people in this world that you can say nothing bad about. >> she spoke to the police back in march. she didn't go anywhere. she didn't flee. she didn't hide. she was concerned. as concerned as everybody else. >> reporter: both sweeney and harris are being held on $1.5 million bail cash. reporting live from freehold, i'm pat battle. tonight, a small memorial is growing for a 5-year-old girl killed in a fire in little ferry, new jersey. you see it there. several others were hurt. authorities believe it was a gas explosion at this multifamily
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late last night which trapped that child on the top floor. her grandmother had to be pulled out of a window. she suffered burns and the girl's mother along with another family had to jump from the building. they're all being treated at the hospital. in connecticut, police are looking for the gunman who shot two men sitting in a car. two men were parked on noble avenue in bridgeport last night when somebody walked up and opened fire. this happened across the street from the achievement first bridgeport academy and next to washington park. the m drove to the hospital. he survived, but his companion did not. police have no suspects. the urban area security initiative provides tens of millions of dollars to cities to help ward off terror attacks. without that funding, the mayor says new yorkers will be a lot less safe. false reports of shots fired
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sunday. >> we have learned some important lessons from this weekend. there has been plenty of cross training, but we have to do better and we have to make sure we inform the public better in any situation like this. >> nypd commissioner bill bratton called it a false alarm we can learn from. bratton says the department deployed hundreds of officers when that call came in. still to come here, the lo operation at the indian point nuclear power plant. what does this mean? take a long hard look at what can be done. >> two men who lost family in one of new york's worst days of racial violence want to share their continuing message of forgiveness and unity 25 years after the crown house riots. a stress free day in the
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humidity, and no thunderstorms in the area. i have your ten-day forecast
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now the budget battle appears to be over new jersey. the city council nearly approved a tax levy requested by the mayor. that avoids the need for layoffs and furloughs for city employees. lawmakers in ulster county voted against re-licensing the
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indian point's owner wants a 20-year renewal for two of its units. you might remember two weeks ago when a man avoided arrest by jumping into the passaic river. there is still no sign of the guy. keith gene swam into a sewer pipe near the bridge street bridge that is filled with deadly gases, bacteria, and human waste. the 31-year-old r stop. he was a passenger in the car. he faced several arrest warrants. a camera equipped robot and a cadaver dog failed to locate gene during the search. the full forecast and there is plenty of heat and humidity ahead. plus, one on one with a new jersey native who put on amazing display in the boxing ring at
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>> good to see you. ahead from rio, the video that has a brazilian judge questioning the accounts of american swimmers who say they were robbed at gunpoint over the weekend. coverage of the southern california wildfire. up to 80,000 people to evacuate. we'll tell you about a big shakeup at the top of the trump campaign. is a new strategy in the works? those stories on "nightly news" at 6:30. 25 years ago, this was the scene in brooklyn's crown heights neighborhood. riots erupted there after a jewish driver accidentally hit and killed a 7-year-old african-american child. long simmering tensions between the black and jewish communities came to a head in three days of violence that left a jewish scholar dead, but today the
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acceptance that they started years ago. >> reporter: they walked down coney island avenue side by side, then hand in hand. two men forever linked by tragedy met today for lunch at a deli to send a message. carmel cato, whose son was killed by a driver in crown heights, and a >> we have come together to people do not mistake that we're all part of one community. >> reporter: it was cato who first called rosenbaum 15 years after crown heights. >> as a father, i wanted to see things better. >> reporter: the reunion comes two days before the 25th anniversary of the crown heights riots, which started right here on this street when gavin cato was killed by a car.
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york to a boiling point and helped trigger a doubling of the size of the nypd, but community advocates like richard green say the healing began almost immediately and today -- >> crown heights is a glowing example to the rest of the city of new york and the nation. >> both of these people were victims, but it's unfortunate th advantage of one incident. >> reporter: they are now friends. rosenbaum has stayed at cato's house in brooklyn. they see progress over this quarter century since the community seemed divided. >> they long to understand one another.
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>> we want people to understand and appreciate that our tragic situation 25 years ago good things can come. >> reporter: in brooklyn, andrew siff. news 4 new york. >> beautiful to see how far everyone's come. >> it is. diversity like this when things kind of get out of control, we can always bring them back together. as we switch gears to head to janice, i know it felt a little bitte today. a little more bearable, right? >> way more so than the last few days. the humidity levels are way down. the dew points are down in the 60s versus the 70s and we don't have the heat index above 100 this time around. the humidity is going to come back up and make it a little more miserable over the next couple of days, but for now enjoy. no rain. no storms. we got a break today.
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very comfortable. 88 the high in newark. most locations saw high temperatures below 90 degrees for a change and that was great news today because we certainly have seen our share of sticky, unbearable weather. a little less sticky tonight. hot and muggy conditions return on friday for the weekend. city island, you're at 82 right now. staten island, 84. it's 85 in oceanside and mid 80s in i monticello is at 73. 82 in morristown right now. the dew points are all in the 60s, which is a little bit muggy, a little sticky, but not the 70s, the awful conditions, the tropical feel, we've had over the past couple of weeks. close to 90 in long branch. feels like 90 in trenton, but that's not so bad. here are the high clouds coming
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atmosphere. more rain showers back to the south and west. some thunderstorms over west virginia, virginia, headed in our direction. there's also a cold front approaching toronto just passing detroit with some storms. we will see an increase in a chance for some more showers and storms overnight into thursday morning. around 1:00 a.m., we'll see them approaching philadelphia. there won't be that many, but there could be some downpours in the area in and around the city around 7:00 a.m. during the morning commute. after that, it is just a spot shower here and there. the rest of shouldn't be severe. if you're going to the shore for tomorrow, 70s to the low 80s from ocean city to rockaway to bridge hampton. a moderate risk for rip currents and a low risk for lightning. i doubt you'll see very much in the afternoon. by friday, we're up to 90 again. upper 80s to near 90 saturday. we'll feel the humidity on those days. sunday looks pretty dry most of the day, but there'll be some storms on sunday night. then a stretch of fantastic weather monday into friday and
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>> great. >> thank you, janice. the usa still leads the medal count in rio. 86 overall. 28 of them gold. >> a 19-year-old boxer from newark has a shot of bringing home yet another gold. shakur stevenson has yet to lose a round in rio. bruce beck joins us from rio with more on this young boxing sensation. he's fantastic. >> reporter: yes, he is. he's got johnson and the talent of floyd mayweather. well, maybe that's taking it a bit too far, but there's no question that shakur stevenson is taking rio by storm and getting noticed by one of boxing's all-time greats. the 19-year-old newark native has won two fights here in
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in the crowd. floyd "money" mayweather, the 12th time world champion, who is now retired owns a record of 49-0. he's here in rio to cheer on usa boxers. mayweather, who won a bronze medal in the 96 games, sees a lot of talent in shakur. >> unbelievable fighter. he was in my boxing another top fighter. i thought he was a professional. >> i saw floyd mayweather. i have to turn up. i got hyped and i got it done. >> the future of boxing, they have so many young stars on the rise. the ultimate goal is to find the next floyd mayweather. >> reporter: the future is bright indeed for shakur. for now, he fights tomorrow in the semifinals in rio and he's got a one-track mind.
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come here for bronze and silver. i came here for gold. >> reporter: got to love the kid. we'll be there. the big event tonight in track and field, the 200-meter semifinals. usain bolt and justin gatlin going head to head again. live from rio, i'm bruce beck. news 4 new york. chuck and location for the ages. >> yeah, i would say so, bruce. it looks great out there. lot of exciting stuff coming up tonight. join us tonight for "the olympic zone." it airs tonight at 7:30. >> then stay tuned for coverage starting at 8:00 tonight. yankees fighting for a playoff spot. this just in.
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rare company this afternoon, but his sweet swing didn't bring the bombers any closer to that coveted playoff spot. victor cruz not practicing, but he did make some progress as he tries to return to the field.
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he is the sixth yankee since 1913 to homer at least four times in his first 15 games. it was a 4-2 game when things got out of hand. melvin had a three-run home. sabathia gave up seven runs in six innings. toronto drops them six games back in the wild card for the moment. the mets playhe arizona tonight. they got some reassuring news regarding zach wheeler today. no further ligament damage. victor cruz didn't practice with the giants today, but he did work to the side as he recovers from an injured grown.
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bounceback day. he tells skeptics who think he's done to tune in. >> i just want to play. however many snaps, whatever that number is, i'm not trying to eye any specific number. i'm just want to go out there and play and prove that i can still play this game and go from there. >> the giants will be without josh brown for their season opener. the nfl suspended him one game for violating the personal conduct policy. what exactly he violated we are not sure. back to the rio olympics where a medal stand in show jumping. brewster brought home the silver in team jumping competition today. ward was the anchor for the u.s. team. he and his horse azure had a flawless run. mclane will go for gold in the individual competition on friday. such a majestic looking horse.
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news", a major shakeup on donald trump's campaign. >> thanks so much for joining us. we'll see you at "the olympic zone". breaking news tonight. olympic bombshell, questions swirling around ryan lochte and the u.s. swimmers who say they were robbed at gunpoint in rio. a judge orders two of their passports seized as a court says th gave contradictory accounts to police. what really happened? raing inferno explodes, devastation and a landmark destroyed by one of the most powerful fires in recent memories. campaign shake-up, trailing in the polls, donald trump makes a dramatic move hiing the head of a conservative website known for inflammatory remarks. an alarming new report about the

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