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take us with you. >> keep watching "today in new york" by watching the news 4 app on your mobile device. our next hour starts now. house after house after house, a devastating fire in staten island. and it never happened. police in brazil say four u.s. swimmers flat outlayed. and introducing storm ranger 4 technology and no other. we'll show you how it works to track and analyze storms all over the tri-state area. "today in new york" starts now. debuting in a bit. very excited. good morning. 5:00 a.m. on this friday, august 19th. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm darlene rodriguez. storm team 4's chris cimino is here with the forecast. we'll talk about the new toy later, chris. >> we have some exciting news. storm ranger 4 out in the field this morning. out in the rockaways.
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you. not only a new toy for us at the weather center and how it will help you at home and give you information that you need to know. it's a unique thing. it's exciting. we'll talk more about that through the morning. weather not all that exciting. 74 in jersey city. tenafly, 69. in the city, 75 degrees. a lot of 60s. a fairly comfortable morning. a mix of sun and clos 83 by lunch time. upper 80s by the end of the day. let's see where the trouble spots are on this friday morning. here's lauren. >> we have a trouble spot out there. heading over to the long island expressway in queens, all lanes are shut down with an accident in the westbound lanes between maurice avenue and the bqe. heading in closer here. i turned off the traffic flow so you can see the roads. you'll have to get off at the maurice avenue exit and take the service road towards the become
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this accident and avoid it. don't go to side streets, take the l.i.e. happening now, firefighters still on the scene of a staten island fire that injured more than 20 people, damaged several homes, tracie strahan is at the scene with the latest. when you see this video, you can't believe how quickly this fire spread and how serious it was. >> reporter: it did take time to get things under we want to show you the aftermath of all of this on benzinger avenue. these homes charred by flames. a couple collapsed. as officials try to pinpoint all this, they may be looking at the home with the heaviest damage. this fire burned from one home to the next burning seven of them. two of those homes collapsed.
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flames so intense it burnt the siding on several homes. >> i keep thanking god that everyone is okay. >> reporter: fire marshals will return to the scene, but records on the city's building department website shows an active complaint against one of the homes saying it didn't have a permit for being performed on the second floor. it even said in the complaint if they continue, the crew could electrocute themselves and they deemed this site to be unsafe. 21 people were injured as a result. everyone expected to be okay. that also included 19 firefighters, because of the intense heat outside and what they were up against, they were heat related injuries. back to you. >> you can see how that would happen. thank you very much. police have just released video of a plan wanted for
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queens. they say this man walked up to a 14-year-old near astoria boulevard and 44th street and punched him in the face, stole the boy's iphone and 7. jen maxfield will have a live report coming up at 5:30. 5:04. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. chris, good morning. >> good morning. not a bad finish to the work week. temperatures starting out in the 60s in the northwestern suburbs. high point, 65. madiso towards the city we hold on to the heat more, at 75 in central park. right now most of long island is low 70s, except out in the pine barrens. westhampton down to 73. clouds may gather long enough this afternoon to produce a shower or thunderstorm the mid to late afternoon. still only a 20%, 30% chance of that with temperatures in the
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look at your weekend forecast coming up. now a look at the commuted from lauren. >> there's a fallen tree on the sawmill after jackson avenue. that's in the right lane. it's slowing down as you make your way through the area. head over to the thruway or 9a. that's doing better. heading over to the rails, major commuter lines, subways, all that overnight track work is wrapped up. everything at the moment is running without a delay or service change. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect today. we'll have m w traffic coming up on the 4s. >> thank you very much. we just got new information about the scandal surrounding four u.s. swimmers. they claimed they were robbed at gun point in rio. police say it's all a lie. we've just learned one of the athletes reached an agreement with authorities there. kerry barrett is in our newsroom with the new information. what's happening? >> darlene this came in a couple minutes ago. jimmy feigen made a statement to a rio judge and agreed to pay $10,000 to a brazilian charity.
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his passport back and his part in this case will be considered closed. not the case for ryan lochte, negative sentiment here in the united states is growing. look at what we just saw on the cover of the "new york post." liar liar speedo on fire. rather than being the victims, it was ryan lochte and three other teammates that were actually the ones causing trouble on the night they claimed they were robbed at gun point. the pol c accounts and surveillance video confirmed the four vandalized a bathroom at the gas station. the athletes told officials and media outlets including the "today" show that they were robbed at gun point and had their wallets stolen. as they returned to the olympic village, close to three hours later than they claimed, surveillance video shows them pulling out their wallets to
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yesterday the u.s. eoc said they stopped at a gas station where one of the athletes committed an act of vandalism. an argument ensued between the athletes and two armed security gas station security staff who displayed their weapons ord othered the athletes from their vehicle and demanded the athletes to pay the money. once the security officials received money, the athletes were allowed to leave. the behavior of these athletes is not acceptable. we apologize to other hosts in rio and the people of brazil. the four paid $50 to the guards before they left. the rio police chief said he will look in as to guards overstepped their bounds, but the fbi is looking at this investigation as well. as far as the charges go the three swimmers now could face charges of false testimony and vandalism, those charges face up to six months in jail. >> all right, kerry barrett, thank you. today in rio the u.s. and spain mix it up in the men's basketball semifinals. >> and usain bolt looks for his
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competition in the 200 meter winning his third straight gold medal. he has eight career golds. american ashton eaton is once again the world's greatest athlete. he won his second straight gold medal in the decathlon. a queens girl is making history in her first ever olympics. dalilah muhammad from jamaica queens captured america's first ever gold in the hurdles. denmark took the silver, another american, ashley spencer won the bronze. >> was a celebration in muhammad's hometown. >> they watched her make history. [ cheers ] getting a little excited. that's her family, friends and coaches roars with excitement as she crossed the finish line. she set records in hurdling at
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then left home to attend college at usc. >> it's beautiful. that's what she told us a year ago. she said i know i can beat the olympics. i know i can get the gold. she did it. >> mayor deblasio was keeping an eye on the race and tweeted deliliah did it. nyc's pantheon of heroes just gained a new member. check out nbcnewyork.com for the four to watch today. highlights include jordan burroughs going for gold in freestyle wrestling. read up on the athletes, get highlights and details on the must-see match-ups ahead. a multimillion dollar plan to transform the ohika castle may get scrapped. the castle's owner has been in talks with jack nicklaus and a developer but news day said the talks have stalled. they had planned to turn oheka castle into a clubhouse for the
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course. after a tour of flood ravaged southern louisiana, the u.s. homeland security secretary is pledging full support from the federal government. jay johnson says more than 900 emergency personnel are on the ground there. at least 13 people have died in the flooding. johnson said president obama is getting daily briefings on the floods. he's on vacation in new england right now. many are calling for him to cut his vacation short and visit louisiana. gop presidential nominee mate governor mike pence of indiana will go to louisiana today. at a rally in north carolina yesterday, trump made it clear he's taking advice from his new campaign team and offered a vague apology for some recent statements. >> you don't choose the right words or you say the wrong thing. i have done that and believe it or not, i regret it.
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for lying about her illegal e-mail server. secretary clinton was in new york giving police and african-american groups some advice. >> everyone is safer when there is respect for the law. and when everyone is respected by the law. clinton met with eight law enforcement leaders yesterday, reaffirming her support for police. the clinton foundation will put donations if hillary clinton becomes president. nbc news has confirmed it will no longer accept foreign and corporate donations if she wins. the foundation will only accept from american citizens and independent charities. critics questioned whether donations were met with government favors while clinton was secretary of state. the uber rides that are getting people from point "a" to point "b" even though there's nobody behind the wheel. and just ahead a closer look
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for all of us when a storm is heading our way. you're watching "today in new
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time for weather and traffic on the 4s we had an accident on the long island expressway shutting down all lanes westbound in queens. we do have some lanes getting by now. here's a live look at that area. earlier this was all stopped. you'll have to take the service road around it. that's great news for queens commuters. heading over to hamilton avenue, this is an overturned truck southbound, bin at least if you're coming out of the battery tunnel, you need to get on the bqe, that's fine. the ramp getting on to it. the best news for ferry commuters, seastreak we had service changes all week long. everything is expected to be on its regular route and schedule. if you're taking the ferries, you're in for a nice ride. back to you. >> thank you very much. we have some exciting news. there's a new force, a new member on storm team 4. >> it's storm ranger 4.
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there in jacob reese park. it's a doppler radar on wheels. it gives us unprecedented access to any storm. >> no one in the broadcast business has anything like this. chris shows us what it can do. >> storm ranger 4 is not just a truck, it's next generation weather technology. we built it and no one else has it we can drive it anywhere to get closer to the storm and give you a closer look at what's coming. if there's weather, you may see storm neighborhood. here in the studio we'll show you what it's seeing. it's marked by that red radar sweep. the reach is 75 miles all around wherever we take it. now traditional radars, again, beam way into the upper levels of the atmosphere. storm ranger 4's radar beams into the lower levels of the atmosphere, about 4,000 feet. this is the part of the atmosphere where most of the unstable and severe weather can take place.
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close to the ground. with the predictions pinpointing the downpours and flash flooding or the rain/snow line. up until now we've been depending on a handful of radars. you can see them on this map. storm radar 4 will compliment the coverage. let's say we want to send storm range 4er to rye. it will not only help us get important information about weather in rye but what's communities, like yonkers, tenafly. this thick red line is 30 miles out. this is just the beginning for storm ranger 4. a first of its kind here in new york and everywhere. we'll be sending it all across our area in collaboration with telemundo 47. right now there's a live look at storm ranger 4 out at jacob reese park in the rockaways. there's not a lot of weather
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on board with this radar is amazing. we control it. the old standard radars that exist today, you have to wait for the storms to come to them. with storm ranger 4 we take the radar to the storm. we can get to it quicker and find out if there's severe dangerous weather approaching. this is something we will talk about. erica grow will give us an up-close look at the truck. right now it's quiet. that's good w later this afternoon we could see a shower or tomorrow pop up. most of us are rain free today. sunday is the soggier day this weekend. more numerous showers and thunderstorms. beautiful weather by next week. this morning, temperatures in the 70s. 60s north and west. expect a high temperature of 87 in town. most folks in the 80s. light breeze out of the north. isolated thundershower. here's the ten-day forecast.
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looking at 85 on saturday. 84 on sunday. look at what happens comes monday, tuesday, wednesday. temperatures in the low 80s. nighttime lows in the 60s. we can open up the windows, it stays nice through the end of next week. temperatures in the middle 80s. >> you talk about the accuracy, when winter comes and you predict snow but some people we can see the transition process, because it can look into the lower 4,000 feet of the atmosphere, you can see that transition going from snow to rain or sometimes the opposite. we'll be ahead of that transition for different areas. >> so important. >> it really is. >> we're excited. not excited for the snow but excited we'll know more about it. >> let's not think about snow yet. >> perfect.
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live look at the new jersey turnpike by newark liberty airport. exciting news if you're a space fan. nasa's mission to mars took an early step. it happened in mississippi. nasa conducting what they call in bay st. louis, mississippi the agency hopes the engine will power the orion spacecraft. nasa wants to launch a human mission to mars in 2030. >> matt damon will do that. he will sign up. >> no, it will go much better than that. >> didn't go so great when he did it. >> a bit of a challenge.
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crazy. >> the orion spacecraft, the mock up is not that much bigger than apollo. apollo they were in for six, seven days. >> a bit longer to mars. >> a big commitment. >> back on planet earth, the weather picture is nice. there could be an isolated shower or thundershower in some spots. for the most part a decent day. temperatures in the upper 80s. humidity levels moderate. tonight, a nice looking evening. low temra weekend outlook, a couple showers will roll in later saturday, saturday afternoon, towards the evening hours. 85. sunday, more numerous showers and thunderstorms. at night could be heavier ones. that will transition us into a beautiful stretch of weather next week. >> love it. thank you very much. good morning. not many problems on the roads right now. there is a downed tree on the spring brook parkway southbound by jackson avenue. that blocks the right lane.
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a look at the george washington bridge, things are moving along nicely into the tolls. no construction getting in your way. the lincoln tunnel and holland tunnel are free and clear. >> can i give good commuting news. metro-north riders in connecticut will have an easier way to buy tickets with the mta's e-tick app. you can buy your tickets on your smartphones starting next week, august 22nd. once you get e-ticket to the conductor. governor malloy calling this another step forward in customer service and convenience. >> i'm all about the digital tickets. makes life so much easier. >> i lose it every time. i don't know what pocket. 5:26. coming up next, how two would-be robbers got away even after the victims trapped them inside the
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i'm jen maxfield live from the scene in astoria. a live report coming keep watching "today in new york." download the news 4 new york app on your mobile device right now.
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assaulted a teen is free in queens. >> and that's storm ranger 4. "today in new york" starts now. it's a cool machine. >> we'll be talking about that throughout the morning. >> absolutely. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. storm team 4's c c 4 and all it can do. >> we'll do that throughout the morning. erica grow is out there this morning. the truck at jacob riis park. all is quiet right now. this morning temperatures in the low to mid 70s around the city. 60s in the suburbs. upper 60s for the nearby suburbs, low to mid 60s the further north and west you go. day planner, plan on sunshine mixing with clouds as we go
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upper 80s. let's get the update on the commute. here is lauren. >> it's one thing to the next this morning. right now we have a vehicle on fire at the new york state thruway. all this black is smoke. this is in rockland county southbound approaching exit 11. delays bidding quickly through here. i know it's dark in this shot and also not the clearest, but we'll continue to keep a close eye on this. heading over to the long island expressway, which was shut down have opened with the exception of one. still an accident out there by maurice avenue. now everything is passable. more weather and traffic on the 4s. >> now to that devastating fire that tore through several homes on staten island last night. more than 20 people were hurt, twice that many are homeless. "today in new york's" tracie strahan is in st. george where firefighters are still on the scene. >> not only are those
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to restore power. at one point they had to cut power to 400 customers in the area. we'll show you the reason why. look at the damage as a result of last night's six alarm fire that left about 42 people homeless. we will show you video now that was into our newsroom showing those searing flames that engulfed seven homes on benzinger avenue. you can see the firefighters trying to make their way into erupted on the second floor. at one point this area covered in smoke because this fire started in a multi family home and quickly spread down the block. a total of seven homes either damaged or destroyed. this morning two of them are in jeopardy of collapsing leaving neighbors to scramble to safety. >> when it was smoke at the house down the street, i saw it. it -- i said smoke. then my cousin, like, ran up to
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down. >> the 21 people injured, 19 of them were firefighters who suffered some sort of heat exhaustion. of course fire marshals will return to the scene later today to pinpoint a cause of the fire. but we did do some digging, we looked at the department of buildings records, it showed one of the homes had active complaints against them. one had wasn't fit for construction. back to you. >> tracie strahan, thank you. police are trying to find two armed robbers who got trapped inside a cell phone store in paterson. they eventually escaped after a slow emergency response. surveillance video shows the men with guns approaching store manager tommy torres wednesday afternoon. torres told them to take what they wanted. he left through a back door that
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once outside the store, torres shut the front gate locking the thieves inside. he called 911 several times but said the police never showed up. >> you can check the walls, take the phones, what ever you want. when they were busy, i ran to the back. >> 911 says they were not told about a gun until the third call. they then did dispatch police. by the timth probably going to be more conversation about what happened there. >> 5:34. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. chris, i was thinking, i forget what it was like when it wasn't 80 every day and humid or 80 plus. >> or 90 feeling like 100. things will be cooling back down. by next week a more significant change. this weekend the humidity will build back in. not bad this morning. 72 in north merrick, same thing in floral park. 74 in valley stream.
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a lot of 60s through new jersey and hudson valley. fairly comfortable up to the north and west. sunshine gets us started. by noon, temperatures bumping up to the low to middle 80s. a couple scattered showers and thunderstorms around. better chance over the weekend. we'll talk more about that and storm ranger 4 in a bit. let's talk commute right now. >> if you're tuning in, we have a huge vehicle fire on the new york state thruway in rockland county, this is this is a plume of smoke coming out of this vehicle. you can see there are heavy delays getting into the area. certainly a spot to avoid. as far as the roads go, not too bad. we have an overturned truck carrying garbage. so a debris spill all over hamilton avenue, on the ramp to the bqe. keep that in find if that's the
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service to and from hoboken, today everything is back on track and in the water. more weather and traffic on the 4s. 5:36 now. police are searching for the attacker who assaulted a teen in queens. jen maxfield is in astoria with what happened. it's always shocking that something like this happens over a few dollars. just a terrible crime over a few dollars. >> that's right. the victim in this case is just 14 years old. w man who wanted to rob him. the assault happened on july 26th. the nypd just got this surveillance video from an auto repair shop it shows the man who police say sucker punched this boy and stole $7 from him and his iphone 4 before he ran away on 44th street. the boy was shaken up by not seriously hurt. this is a busy intersection
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there are two gas stations here. the robbery happened 8:00 in the morning on a tuesday, the suspect did get away, with this surveillance video just being released, police are hoping it will lead them to the attacker who sucker punched a 14-year-old boy. that's the latest live ins a torya, now back to you. new developments in the u.s. swimmer scandal. about a half hour ago we learned one of the four athletes just made a deal with authorities in "today in new york's" kerry barrett is in the newsroom with details. details just coming in recently. >> jimmy feigen gave a statement to a judge in rio and agreed to pay $10,000 to a brazilian charity. once that goes through, he will get his passport back and the case against him will be closed. police say it was fagan, ryan lochte and two other swims who
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at gun point. there were questions about that story from the start. inconsistencies in the claims between even the four of them. then surveillance video that seemed to paint a different picture of how that whole thing went down that night. now rio police say the four stopped at a gas station and they vandalized the bathroom. they damaged a door, broke a mirror, a soap dispenser, and security guards at the gas station demanded they pay for the damages before they left. the gun. they said they were scared because the athletes were drunk, aggressive and angry. the swimmers paid the security guards $50s before they left. the "new york post" shows the growing sentiment at home as the u.s. oec issued a statement to clarify. it reads in part, they stopped at a gas station where one of the athletes committed an act of vandalism. an argument ensued between the athletes and two armed security
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vehicle and demanded they pay a monetary payment. once the security officials received money, the athletes were allowed to leave. the behavior of these athletes is not acceptable. we apologize to our hosts in rio and the people of brazil. benz and conger are on the way back to the united states right now ryan lochte is home in north carolina. as far as the charges go, they could face charges of false testimony and vandalism and they carry a snc months in jail. >> all right, kerry barrett, thank you. today in rio, new jersey's jordan burroughs goes for gold in wrestling. on the track the 4x100 relay will take center stage. usain bolt will be looking for
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competition in the 200 meter winning his third straight gold medal. he has eight career golds. american ashton eaton is once again the world's greatest athlete. he won his second straight gold medal in the decathlon. and delilah muhammad from jamaica queens captured america's first ever gold in the 400 meter hurdles. denmark took the silver, another american, ashley spencer won the bronze. the u.s. won its first ever gold in women's wrestling. helen maroulis took the on the podium after knocking off japan. newark's own shakur stevenson will be boxing. the u.s. hit the 100 mark. yes, 35 of those are gold. our totals double china's count in second with 58. great britain and russia in third and fourth.
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the 4s. we have big problems on the roads. this is a live look at the thruway, big fire between exits 12 and 11. we have reports of two tractor trailers. all lanes are shut down southbound approaching exit 11. you will need to get around this right now, you will need to get off at exit 12 on 303, take that down to 59, eventually at the moment that's the way to go. these delays will build. so you will have to possibly take the garden state parkway down to the george washington bridge. this is reported that it will be out there for quite awhile. otherwise we don't have many problems on the roads. an accident on the l.i.e. westbound by maurice avenue. for commuters on the rails, all good news there. metro-north, lirr, new jersey
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operating on or close to schedule. >> storm team 4 is breaking new ground with stormranger 4. we'll get unprecedented access to real time information like never before. erica grow is in jacob riis park with more. have you kicked the tires yet? >> from top to bottom, this thing is in great shape. radar on television in the entire world. i know you heard of doppler radar. that's where you have the technology that can detect rotation in storms and can pinpoint strong wind gusts. but this is a radar on wheels. that means that we can send it out wherever there is bad weather. anywhere in the tri-state area. this truck has the latest in technology. it can determine exactly what we're in storm for when a storm
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told storm team 4's janice huff that it's a game changer. >> dual polarization allows you to determine is it liquid precip, snow, sleet, hail, or debris from a tornado or birds migrating. >> we didn't used to be able to tell the difference between those things. coming up, we'll talk more about this mobile technology and how it keeps you safe. chris has more on our forecast >> thank you very much. not going to test it out today, i don't think. though maybe later this afternoon. we'll see if showers and thunderstorms can be picked up. a relatively quiet day. high of about 87 this afternoon. sunshine mixing with clouds. cloudy tonight. mild night, about 74. starting the weekend after tomorrow, stickier. the wind coming in off the water, more humidity involved. a high of 5. working into sunday, that's the day we see more frequent showers
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day. once that front goes by, we get a stretch of delightful summer time weather. lower 80s by the time we get to monday. high of 82. humidity drops through the day. look at the lows tuesday, wednesday, thursday, temperatures in the 60s at night. as we check it out for friday, you can see temperatures climbing slowly back to the upper 80s. beautiful stretch for monday through thursday. michael? >> thank you very much. some county california returned home to find piles of ash and debris after a wildfire gutted houses. officials are battling the blue cut fire from the air. it's burned 36,000 acres. it's forced tens of thousands of people to evacuate. so far it's just 22% contained. a qatar airways plane made an emergency landing in istanbul
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video shows the blades of the engine fan peeled back at the corners. the carrier issued a statement saying all 292 passengers and 14 crew on board made it back safely. people around the word have been reacting to this. a little boy who survived an air strike has become the symbol of the destruction seen across syria. video showing little omran daqneesh is being shared throughout social media. he is seen ambulance covered in blood. the boy was pulled out of the rubble of a building hit bay syrian government or russian air strike on the rebel held city of aleppo. we're hearing his parents and three siblings did survive. in new jersey, high school students will be heading back to school with life saving training under their belt. dozens of students spent a week training for an emergency. it includes what to do during an explosion and fire or a shooting with mass casualties. the students also trained on
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contact with an active shooter. >> this just makes them better equipped if they happen to be someplace where that happens. >> you have to think fast. they can bleed out. it was nerve-racking. but i had my partners right here to help me out. it was fun. it went well. >> when they get back to school, each student will carry a trauma kit in their backpacks including a tourniquet and chest seal to treat an open wound, and they'll have some control. >> i've done that training, you are amazed at how quickly you have to make decisions and how hard it is. good luck to them. still ahead, new information about the zika virus, and now researchers say babies are not the only ones at risk. >> follow us on facebook, twitter and on instagram, michaelg4ny and darlene4ny, you're watching "today in new
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welcome back. in news 4 your health, new research from rockefeller university in new york city suggests zika virus may do damage to adult brains.
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widely known. now certain cells in the adult brain may be harmed by the zika virus. the tests were only done on mice, but the researchers are planning on doing additional studies. being the family bread winner may take a toll on your health, that is if you're a machine. mental and physical health declined in men as they took on more financial responsibility, for women it was a different story. their mental health improved as they made more money for their families. different stresses atfe >> women just stress out all the time for everything else. >> big babies. >> i think everybody is stressed. >> i think so. >> we'll try to get rid of some of that stress. not this weekend but next week much nicer weather heading our way. a mix of sun and clouds. temperatures warm, mid to upper 80s. humidity moderate. there could be an isolated shower or thunderstorm. best chance north and west of
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tonight, partly cloudy sky overnight. 74 should do it in town. start of the weekend, not bad on saturday, thunderstorms could pop up later in the afternoon and evening. a little more humid tomorrow at 85. 84 were more clouds, showers and thunderstorms on sunday. especially late in the day sunday night. could be some heavier storms, but that will bring more comfortable weather next week. we'll talk more about that in the 6:00 hour. >> for many m for rockland county commuters not an easy one. a fire on the new york state thruway all lanes shut down between exits 12 and 11 southbound. we'll show you a map of the alternates. delays go back almost to the palisades parkway. maybe get on to palisades to take that to 59. you'll have a nice ride on the tappan zee after this. with staffing levels for air
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low, 4 investigates looked at what is being done to solve the shortage. the faa is accepting applications for 1400 union positions. controller staffing is at a 27-year low. they stress passenger safety is not being >> safety is not a factor in this. if there's any compromise it's in capacity. >> that means the possibility of more delays. one reason for the shortage of air traffic controllers is that many trainees fail to fully certify for this high stress job and get transferred out. today two astronauts on board the international space station will step into space. they will install one of two international docking adapters during a spacewalk. the adapters will allow
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the station in the future. it's nasa's first spacewalk since january. >> it's like when you go to europe, you have to plug the hair drier in, you have to use the different -- >> use the different prongs. it's the same thing. coming up next at 6:00, new overnight developments in the rio robbery scanscandal. keep watching "today in new york." download the news 4 new york a
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now at 6:00, home after home up in flames. a massive fire injuries several firefighters and leaves dozens homeless. new overnight, developments in the rio swimmer scandal. what one olympian will have to do before he's allowed to leave brazil. and meet stormranger 4. we'll show you how the new technology will help us track
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area. "today in new york" starts now. exciting morning more us here. good morning. it's friday, august 19th. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. storm team 4's chris cimino is here with the forecast. we'll see stormranger 4 in a bit. we'll see you first. >> stormranger 4 out in the field. it's been a quiet morning, but amazing. no storms to track this morning. which for most of sus good. temperatures in the low 70s. jamaica, 72. 76 in brooklyn. in and around the five boroughs, a little warmer. out to the west, cooler. 66 in newburgh. a mix of clouds and sunshine throughout the day. clouds may gather long enough to produce an isolated shower or
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let's see where the trouble spots are. here's lauren. >> lots of green on the maps. major red spot for rockland county commuters. new york state thruway is shut down with a vehicle fire southbound between exits 12 and 11. delays building quickly. the best thing to do is take the palisades exit, route 59 until you can get back on the thruway. eventually after that. you should have a nice ride over the tappan zee because of all t a look at the verrazano, we have an accident on the staten island bound upper level. head to the lower level. as we get more information on this, i'll get it out to you. more weather and traffic on the 4s. >> thank you very much. now to the latest on that fierce firefight on staten island. crews are still there hours later trying to determine what sparked the flames that damaged so many homes.
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later, we're still not allowed anywhere near the destruction that remains here. two of the homes collapsed, you can see two of them in imminent danger. as they try to figure out what sparked this, they may be focusing on one home in particular that suffered heavy damage. we'll show you video into our newsroom of the raging flames that engulfed one home on benzinger avenue around 6:00 last night. then jumped from home to home burning 7 in total. two it took 250 firefighters to try to get the upper hand on things. a fire so intense that it burned the siding off of homes across the street. it sent residents in the area scrambling. >> i was standing on my porch. i ran downstairs. i was standing on my porch and i felt the heat from the fire. i'm so thankful, i'm thanking god that everyone is okay. >> fire marshals will return to
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building department website shows an active complaint open against one of the homes in the neighborhood saying it did not have a permit for electrical wiring being performed on the second floor. we can see the fire officials that remain here. just had a shift change. they're still protecting this area. right now 42 people are being aided by the red cross. they're homeless this morning. back to you. >> tracie strahan on staten i'd with that story, thank you. police are on th deadly accident in newark. we want to show you the aftermath of a violent car crash that killed at least one person. one car on its side crushed. police are trying to find two armed robbers who got trapped inside a cell phone store in paterson but escaped after a slow emergency response. surveillance video shows the men with guns approaching tommy
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torres told them to take whatever they wanted. he escaped through a back did or that connects to another business. he told everyone to leave. once outside the door, torres shut the store's front gate and locked the thieves inside and called 911 several times but the police never showed up. >> you can check the walls, take the phones, what ever you want. when they were busy, i ran to the back. i called from a customer phone about five times. >> 911 says they were not told about a gun until the third call. they then did dispatch police. by the time the officers got there, the suspects had escaped through a back window. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. let's check in with chris cimino and see what's happening as we start this weekend. good tiles are on the way. >> what kind of weekend do you have planned? i wasn't invited? friend. 64 in high point. 68 in sparta. califon, 66.
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close to the city, 70 to 75 is the temperature range. by this afternoon, 87. for this weekend a chance of rain. let's talk commute and the latest from lauren. >> new york state through way shut down southbound in rockland county by exit 12. we also have a downed tree on the spring book southbound, that blocks the right lane. it is passable but use caution. on the cross bronx expressway, a disabled truck approaching the sheraton expressway. that's in the right lane. delays stretching back to the deegan. for our rail commuters, everything looks good. subways and commuter lines operating without delays or service changes. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. more weather and traffic on the 4s. new developments about the
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reporting a robbery in rio de janeiro after they vandalized a gas station restroom. one swimmer will be having to pay major cash before he's allowed to leave brazil. this settlement just coming out. >> it did. earlier this morning. jimmy feigen agreed to pay $10,000 to a once did he that, he will get his passport back and he can go home. the other three involved, they are already back in the united states. rio police are saying their story about being robbed at gun point was entirely made up. a story to cover up for the fact that they were the ones causing problems that night. even though lochte denied that when he was on the phone with the "today" show's matt lauer earlier this week.
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them arriving back at olympic village. they claimed that they were robbed at gun point by member posing as police and that their wallets were stowingen. but that surveillance video of them arriving back at the village clearly shows them pulling out their wallets and showing them to security. now rio police say they vandalized a bathroom at the gas station they stopped at. when armed security asked them to pay for the damages, the athletes got aggressive, started a fight and police. the four of them paid $50 and left. the u.s. eoc issued a statement reading in part the behavior of these four is not acceptable. we apologize to our hosts in rio
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the headline of the "new york post" reads liar liar speedo on fire. >> kerry, thank you very much. today usain bolt is back on the track for what could be his final run in an olympics. he'll be racing in the 4x100 relay. bolt did not show any sign slowing down in the 200 meter ri the world's greatest athlete. he won his second straight gold medal in the decathlon. >> new york city celebrating a gold medal winner in the 400 meter hurdles. dalilah muhammad from jamaica queens captured america's first ever gold in that event. it's the first time the u.s. won gold in the event. denmark took the silver, another american, ashley spencer won the
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>> just the anticipation. it was terrible. once i got on the line, i knew i was ready. i did what i was training to do all year. and in women's freestyle wrestling it was hell lynn maroulis who won gold. she beat japan, and that loss is ushida's only third loss in competition. the u.s. reached the 100 medal park. 35 golds. our total nearly double china's count, that country 58. check out nbcnewyork.com for the four to watch today. highlights include jordan burroughs going for gold in freestyle wrestling. read up on the athletes, get highlights and details on the must-see match-ups ahead.
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donald trump and mike pence will visit parts of louisiana today. at a rally in north carolina yesterday, trump made it clear he's taking advice from his new campaign team. >> you don't choose the right words or you say the wrong thing. i have done that and believe it or not, i regret it. >> trump keeping the focus on for lying about her illegal e-mail server and deleting e-mails. secretary clinton was in new york giving police and african-american groups some advice. >> everyone is safer when there is respect for the law. and when everyone is respected by the law. clinton met with eight law enforcement leaders yesterday, reaffirming her support for police.
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expansion. find out if next week's commute could be easier for some metro-north riders. and we'll look at what stormranger 4 can do for all of us. there's a live look at stormranger 4 at riis park. we'll check that out coming up. you're watching "today in new
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. welcome back. it's 6:14. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. problems on the new york state thruway. all lanes shut down with a tractor trailer fire that's been distinguished. still a big mess and a lot of cleanup needs to take place. in order to avoid the delays, head to the palisades parkway. get off on 59. then eventually get back on the thruway after this accident. you should have a nice ride across the tappan zee bridge heading into westchester county. we are starting to see alternate
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would like to head down and take the george washington bridge, which is okay. on the cross bronx expressway, a disabled truck by the sheridan, and an accident southbound on the new jersey turnpike after exit 15 w. back to you. >> thank you very much. now to the newest edition to storm team 4. there's a new force giving us unprecedented access to weather events. >> it's stormranger 4. this is a live look at it's a doppler radar on wheels. >> no one in the broadcast business has anything like it. chris, show us what it can do. >> stormranger 4 is not just a truck, it's next generation weather technology. we built it and no one else has it. we can drive it anywhere to get closer to the storm and give you a closer look at what's coming. if there's weather, you may see stormranger out in your neighborhood. here in the studio we'll show
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it's marked by that red radar sweep. the reach is 75 miles all around wherever we take it. now traditional radars, again, beam way into the upper levels of the atmosphere. stormranger 4's radar beams into the lower levels of the atmosphere, about 4,000 feet. this is the part of the atmosphere where most of the unstable and severe weather can take place. the radar's beam is scanning close to the ground. with the severe weather information that other radars can't get, pinpointing the downpours and flash flooding or the rain/snow line. up until now we've been depending on a handful of radars. you can see them on this map. they are shaded in green. stormranger 4 will enhance coverage and compliment the coverage provided by the stationary radars. let's say we want to send stormranger 4 to rye. it will not only help us get important information about weather in rye but what's happening across the surrounding communities, like yonkers,
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out. away from wherever we dispatch stormranger 4. this is just the beginning for stormranger 4. a first of its kind here in new york and everywhere. we'll be sending it all across our area in collaboration with our partner telemundo 47. >> right now we have storm raenger 4 out in the field. this is in riis park out in the rockaways. you can see the technology inside stormranger 4. we have the ability to adjust and tweak this radar as we approach each and every storm the main thing about stormranger 4 is the fact that, again, standard radar, you have to wait for the storm to come in sight of that radar to get that information. with stormranger 4, we go to the storm, into the storm and fine out what's going on in that lower level of the atmosphere. at 4,000 feet, that's where you see the circulation that are a precursor sometimes to a tornado. we stay ahead of the storm with
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over the next several weeks and months to come, i'm sure we'll be using it. as we look at the beam, that's the instrumentation. this is what it translates to. that beam scanning the sky. nothing being found right now. it's quiet. that's the good weather news. out across the area, temperatures in the 60s and 70s. the city at 75. a mix of sun and maybe a pop up shower this afternoon. 74 the low tonight. quiet night. more humid tomorrow. better chance of showers and storms late in the day. high temperature in the 80s. heading towards the weekend, more showers on sunday. once that cold front comes through, it gets refreshing around here. look at the ten-day forecast. i know the timing is not the weekend, but if you have next week off, you have a winner. 81 monday, 82 tuesday. look at the nighttime lows, generally in the 60s.
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up. darlene? michael? >> thank you very much. 6:18 right now on this friday morning. the u.s. homeland security secretary is pledging full federal government support to those affected by the floods in louisiana. jay johnson toured several flooded areas yesterday. he says more than 900 emergency personnel are on the ground. 13 people have died in the floods. johnson says president obama is getting daily briefings on the floods during his vacation, but many want the president to cut louisiana. a long island company has a new way to quickly test for the zika virus. chem bio diagnostics will sell their rapid test for zika throughout the caribbean. right now the testing involves lab work and can take weeks to come in. chem bio said their process takes 20 minutes. zika widespread in the crib understand and travel alerts for 26 island nations. 6:19 right now. coming up next, new emergency
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live look at the tappan zee bridge. 6:23. in new jersey, residents in one county can now text 911 in an emergency. the new 911 texting feature in bergen county is designed to help those in a dangerous situation where they might be
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call. the feature only allows for texts, not video or a photo. a 911 operator will respond to the text. all the texts must be in english. metro-north riders will have an easier way to purchase tickets with the e-tix app. smartphones starting next week, august 22nd. once you get on board, show the e-ticket to the conductor. governor malloy calling this another step forward in customer service and convenience. >> 6:24. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. we hit friday, the last few pressures weekends of summer. >> yeah. we're heading towards the weekend. it may get unsettled a bit. today, not bad. a mix of sun and clouds.
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humanity up, but not stifling. an isolated shower this evening. tonight, partly cloudy, 74. tomorrow, it warms i again into the middle 80s. more humidity. so it feels more uncomfortable. there is a better chance of seeing a late afternoon shower or thunderstorm. a good part of tomorrow is rain-free. sunday afternoon some thunderstorms possible. once that front swings through, nice >> that sounds delicious. >> it does. >> we have a slight improvement for people in rockland county. the new york state thruway has been closed with this tractor trailer fire. the left lane has reopened. one lane getting by. a minor improvement but they are still cleaning things up out there. delays almost back to the garden state parkway. head to route 59 and get back on the thruway after this or head down to the george washington bridge. we're doing okay over. there heading over to the long
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disabled trucks westbound. expect a slow ride through both of those areas. we have breaking news in newark. a crash woe have a bus crash newark. raymond avenue. >> officials are trying to affect a rescue, they're checking both of those buses to make sure they have anyone who may be injured out of those buses. this is raymond boulevard and broad street. busy local streets. >> they are busy local streets. we will stay with this story. chopper 4 over the scene providing these pictures for us.
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we can only imagine at this hour of the morning, a busy neighborhood in newark, passengers were on board both of those buses. it's not confirmed the injuries or the extent or how this happened yet. we still don't know. all of that will be determined in the investigation. but right now a rescue operation underway. >> we'll take a break and we'll be right back with this breaking
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breaking news in newark, a serious crash involving two buses. >> kai simonsen is over the scene in chopper 4. >> michael and darlene, your screen, a rescue operation that's currently underway. one patient is being removed. there have been mult plt injuries. this is the third victim that we have seen removed from one of these buses. i will come out with the camera over towards the right hand portion of your screen. there are the two buses involved here in this very serious accident. i've been doing this for a
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involving two buses this serious. that one bus towards the right t boned the other bus towards the left. it looks like that bus that is slightly turned on to its side, almost split in half. multiple injuries reported. we are in downtown newark. this is the corner of raymond boulevard and broad street at this point. a massive rescue operation continuing. like i said before, at least three injuries. we've seen at least three victims removed from one of those buses. on center part of the screen about to be removed from the scene and to a local hospital. as far as severity of injuries, we don't know. two victims on the ground. even more injuries coming in. let me come out with the camera. this is the intersection of raymond boulevard and broad street. a huge operation out here. this intersection is closed down.
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>> these are busy local streets these two buses are traveling on. this is happening as the rush hour reaches its peak. so concern about how crowded both of those buses were that were involved in this. a terrible accident as we can see. >> we did hear scanner chatter a while ago that one of the buss is occupied. one of the other not sure which one. we assume the one on the right may not have been occupied by anybody other than the driver. there will be an accident investigation involved here. especially because this involved two nj transit buses. one thing they'll be looking into. speed may have been a part of
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i can't imagine that bus towards the center of the scene wouldn't have sustained that damage if one of those buses wasn't going at a good clip. at least two passengers being removed from the scene at this point. the bus that appears to be al bus on raymond boulevard? raymond blovd goes from left to right. >> so talking about this speed, are those streets normally busy during an hour like this? >> you know, speed is always
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urban area, any place for that matter. an issue when i say i'm sure it happens from time to time, people -- not the driver of one or both of these buses fall into that category, because we don't know. you know, people do things once in a while that they may not or may -- should not be doing on some of these local streets, urban areas, seems to be more of an issue. we don't know if speed played a factor here, i can't imagine that bus towards the right was going slowly when this all could have sustained damage of that level. >> a nasty accident there. kai simonsen over newark, new jersey. we have crews on the way to the scene and the hospital. we will keep everyone updated on this story. >> at 6:34, we want to take time to check traffic and weather on the 4s. >> temperatures holding in the 70s around the city. cooler in the suburbs. muttontown, 68.
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upper 60s to mid 60s through the northern suburbs. fairly comfortable start out there. clouds mixed with sunshine this morning. that will be the case by noontime. by 3:00 a couple ice la isolate showers. let's check the rest of the commute with lauren. >> we have problems on the new york state thruway southbound. the left lane getting by b this has to do with an earlier tractor trailer fire. all lanes closed. this is a minor improvement but delays are extensive. taking the palisades parkway, down to the george washington bridge, we will look live at it. disabled truck on the cross bronx expressway contributing to these delays. the lincoln tunnel inbound at about ten minutes.
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speaking of alternates, alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect today. firefighters on the scene of a huge fire in staten island. that fire ripped through seven buildings along benzinger avenue. 250 firefighters at its height battling that fire into the night. itgutted two buildings that collapsed. so hot it melted the siding off of those homes. the red cross offering relief to dozens of people who are homeless. residents struggled to get to safety. >> i saw smoke, i said smoke. my cousin ran up to get them. they came down. >> that fire injured at least 20 people including firefighters. official says they worry other homes are in danger of collapsing. police are looking for the person who slashed a man trying to break up a fight in riverside park. police say it started when the 46-year-old victim came across
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broadway. one of them had a child with him. when one man stepped in to help, the other man suffered a slash on the arm. communities could find it difficult to get to the queen center mall this weekend that's because queens boulevard main roadway will be closed outside of the mall between 57th avenue and 62nd drive. two lanes will be open to traffic on queens boulevard service roads. but the parking will be restricted. the closures start tonight at 11:00 p.m. and will go all the way through 5:00 a.m. monday crews will use that time to make repairs to the woodhaven boulevard bridge. one of the u.s. swimmers accused of lying about a robbery in rio will be on his way home today. new video shows jimmy feigen entering a brazil court. he settled his case by agreeing to pay more than $10,000 to a brazilian charity. his three other teammates including ryan lochte are back in the u.s. rio police say they flat outlayed about being robbed at
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vandalizing a gas station bathroom. we're also hearing from the lawyer of two of the swimmers who left last night. >> they were taken to the station. we don't know if they'll be charged or if they'll be witnesses. but we finally found out that their witness, they won't be charged with anything and they'll go home. >> the behavior of these athletes is apologize to our hosts in rio and the people of brazil. coming up we'll look at what stormranger 4 can do for all of us as weather is headed our way. and more live pictures from newark. a serious collision between two buses. we'll try to show you that. chopper 4 is over the scene. another local update in a few minutes.
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breaking news jersey. a serious crash involving two buses. >> kai simonsen is over the scene in chopper 4. what can you tell us? >> michael and darlene, just a second ago you saw one of the numerous victims being put into an ambulance and off to a local hospital. we count at least seven people injured or at least seven people being tended to by ems at this point. we don't know if that number will rise or not. you can see some of those victims, three of them still out here on this scene.
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as i was saying earlier, i've been doing this for about 20 years, we rarely see accidents this severe, especially involving nj transit buses. two nj transit buses here. it happened at raymond boulevard and broad street. it appears like the bulk of the rescue operation at this point has concluded. now the priority is just to treat the victims. once again, at least seven injuries reported at this poent. there will be an accident down. the level of damage to that bus on the left hand portion of your screen. an accident investigation will be conducted. one of the things that i'm sure accident investigators will be asking about is whether or not that bus on the right was speeding at this point. again, it would defy logic if that bus wasn't or the other bus was. we're not sure how this accident happened. as we come out, a huge rescue
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downtown newark. we'll keep you up to date. back over to you. >> just to give people perspective, this is at the tip of military park in newark. it looks like where this accident has happened, broad street running down south through military park and raymond boulevard cutting across it. this is a controlled intersection. there are light there's not there was a traffic violation, speed, somebody going through a red light. it's possible one of those buses was making a right, the other bus was going from the bottom end of your screen to the top. unless you're not allowed to make a right here, possibly they didn't violate that law going through a red light. again, speed, i have to keep thinking about speed here. that's a question i'm sure on everyone's mind. >> as we see, we're looking at
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we want to be careful at this point, some companies do lease these buses. we're not sure who was operating the bus and what was happening. you mentioned before it does appear that the passengers, the bulk of the passengers, perhaps the only passengers were on that bus that seems to have the most damage. >> you know, we haven't been able to confirm that. we're looking at some of the victims about to be removed from the scene. over towards the left, going it does appear as though, though we cannot confirm, can't stress that enough, can't confirm that all of the passengers or the bulk of the passengers were on that bus from what we've been seeing here, that would suggest that. most of the victims have been removed from that bus on the left hand portion of your screen. we heard some scanner chatter a bit earlier as we were approaching the scene, the
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driver was on board one of these buses, we're assuming the one on the right. we can't confirm that. that's just what we're hearing from the scanner. >> kai, thank you very much. we want to check in with lauren. we want to point out, new jersey transit saying on their twitter page, bus service in downtown newark experiencing delays and detours. >> absolutely. that's a big closure there. a lot of them heading towards newark and penn station will be affected by on the new york state thruway, two lanes still blocked between exits 12 and 11. delays are extensive. this is out by exit 14. they continue back past the garden state parkway. if you were planning on heading down to the george washington bridge, there's a disabled truck on the cross bronx expressway making that not the best ride either this morning. delays over the bridge are over 20 minutes. picking up a lot of alternate volume. to the western spur of the turnpike, an accident southbound
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tunnel, an accident on 495 eastbound out by park avenue. once you get past that accident, it's about ten minutes into the tolls. like i said, 20 minutes at the george washington bridge at the upper level. at the holland tunnel, about a 15-minute wait into the tolls from both approaches. chris, bad news for traffic, much better news for weather. >> storm team 4 excited about stormranger 4, we have it at jacob riis park in the the uniqueness about this vehicle, compared to traditional radar where we have to wait for the storm to approach the radar, we take our truck out to the storms, and it has the ability to check the lower levels of the atmosphere. it's that part of the atmosphere where we see the severe weather develop, meaning circulations, tornadoes, down burst winds, heavy flooding rains, also can
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sleet, hail, rain, snow or even things like dust particles and debris. with this particular truck, you can see all the technology on the side and inside we can adjust it depending upon the formation of the storm itself. we can let you know if it's heading into your neighborhood. very excited about that. this is day one of it. it will be out in your neighborhood from time to time as we continue to track things. skies are quiet. that's the way it will stay for the next few later this afternoon, stormranger 4 will have a little activity. 60s across eastern long island. mid 70s around the city. low to mid 60s in distant suburbs. a mixed sky of sun and clouds out there. at noon, some clouds, sunny breaks. a little later this afternoon, we pop a couple showers and storms. system of them might be close to riis park area. storm 4 will be out and about checking them out. we don't anticipate anything severe.
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setting the stage for a good looking start to saturday. as we heat up, we percolate a few showers and storms. a break saturday night, sunday a more significant cold front arrives with a better chance for showers and nastier storms. for today, 87 the expected high. humidity levels not bad. not as nice as yesterday. more muggy, but not stifling. overnight low tonight, 74. heading into the rest of the weekend, looks like the best chance for showers and the day sunday is sunday night. some of those could get nasty. high of 84. ahead of that, we lower the temperatures and humidity. check it out in the ten-day forecast. a dry period saturday compared to sunday. low 80s for monday, tuesday, wednesday. humidity comes down. look at the low temperatures. have not seen that in a long time.
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a string of sun symbols for next week. as we go to break, we want to show you more live pictures from newark where there's been a very serious collision between two buses. >> chopper 4 is over the scene. we have crews on the way. we'll have another update in a few minutes. you're watching "today in new
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the "today" show is coming up in a few minutes. we want to check in with matt and let's see what's ahead. another beautiful day there. >> so nice, guys. it's our final day here. >> no. >> coming up own a friday from rio, a host of team usa medal winners will be joining us live here at our location on the beach. also ahead, the latest developments on the scandal involving four u.s. swimmers. this morning the apology from
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to end this case. and we'll look back, a fond look back at rio's most memorable moments and a lot of the fun we've had over the past couple of weeks as we get started on "today." darlene and michael, back to you. >> is there a favorite event or day for you guys? >> i had a fun time the other day, i took my kids to a brazi >> you guys, having all the athletes here has been crazy. wait until today. a plethora of them. it will be a lot of fun. >> can't wait. have a wonderful show. you did an amazing job. we miss you. see you back here. >> you're nice. see you soon. >> okay. as we go to break, we want to show you more live pictures from newark, a serious collision between two buses. >> chopper 4 is over the scene. crews are on the way. an update in a few minutes. you're watching "today in new
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a serious accident. horrible accident involving two new jersey transit buses. this happened at the corner of raymond boulevard and broad street in downtown newark. of course we will continue to keep you up to date on this. broad street, one of the most heavily traveled streets in newark is shut down through six intersections. i'm kai simonsen, back over to you. >> thank you. we'll continue to follow this story and bring you the latest throughout the day. right now >> a lot to of delays and detours on the new jersey transit buses that would normally commute through that area. build some extra time in for yourself. on the new york state thruway, two lanes shut down because of an earlier tractor trailer fire. delays are extensive. just two getting by. if you can head over to route 59, that's better alternate route. headed towards the george washington bridge, we have a 30-minute inbound delay because
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we have an accident southbound on the fdr drive out by 61st street. delays back into the 100s. >> lauren, thank you. chris, another check of the weather? >> quiet start to this friday. sun and clouds. no storms to worry about until mid to late afternoon. very, very isolated in nut chore. most folks don't see any rain today. most folks in the middle 80s. 70s tonight. middle 80s, but muggier, not a it will be humid but not that bad. isolated shower tomorrow. saturday the better of the two weekend days. more numerous showers and thunderstorms later sunday and sunday night with a strong cold front that comes through. we finally clear this air mass out of here and get a pattern change. monday, tuesday, wednesday thursday next week, all sunny days, low humidity. temperatures in the lower 80s. nighttime lows in the 60s. have not said that in a long time. nice stretch of weather by next
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throughout the morning and the "today" show is coming up next. >> that's what's happening "today in new york." good morning. 100 and counting. team usa hits a medals milestone. ashton eaton winning gold in the decathlon to retain his title as the world's greatest athlete and jamaica's usa dashes into the record books once again. and vandals not victims. overnight two of the u.s. swimmers involved in that gas station incident with ryan lochte leave rio after surveillance video proves they weren't robbed. a swimmer agreeing to donate $11,000 to get his passport back and u.s. officials issue an apology for their behavior today, friday, august 19th,

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