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weather watch. a night of possible rough weather is ahead. storm team 4 is tracking it all for you. the woman under arrest f stepdaughter. three people killed on the long island expressway. what we're learning tonight about the victims and what went wrong. "news 4 at 6" starts now. thank you for joining us tonight. i'm stefan holt. three people have died, six other injured. >> because of this, the scene earlier this after after three
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ball of metal. >> the crash happened around 9:35 this morning near exit 68, near mannerville, long island. five people are recovering at stoneybrook hospital. andrew siff with the information. >> reporter: natalie, this one is just awful. in fact, as you'll hear in a moment, firefighters, paramedics describing to doctors that this is one of the worst crashes they've ever seen. police investigators speed as the cause of a crash with tragic consequences. it happened just after 9:30 this morning on the long island expressway. the driver of a sub arue outback went flying across the grassy median, into the path of two cars heading west. the resulting crash killed three people and shocked even the firefighters who raced to the scene.
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>> reporter: trauma chief said five patients got sent here to stoneybrook. sources tell news 4, two are children. the injured rage from serious to critical and four trauma surgeons spent hours trying to save them. >>. >> when with do get multiple victims like this, we mobilize all our resources. >> reporter: suffolk county police are invette gating initial reports the subaru was speeding. the w four people and a honda with three people. >> we believe speed might have been a factor of the vehicle that crossed bound eastbound over. for whatever reason that vehicle lost control, went into the grassy median and went airborne into the westbound lanes. >> reporter: one factor that seems to be off the table is weather. >> that's what makes it more tragic because the driving conditions this morning were superb. it was a sunday morning. this really caught a lot of
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hour, the suffolk county police department released the names of those who lost their lives in this terrible crash. 26-year-old carmelo pinales, his sister, patricia of westbury, and scott martella, the communication executive for steve bellone and before that he worked for new york governor andrew cuomo. the governor and county executive bellone called him dedicated, hard working, beloved. a tragedy felt by all, especially out here on long island. so many tragic components to this story as the facts begin to roll in. andrew siff, news 4 new york. >> thank you. the murder of a 9-year-old girl in queens is taking another twist as the girl's step mom is behind bars, another person is being charged.
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strangling her stepdaughter poor. she was found holed up in a home with her ex-husband. police are looking for the gunman who fired a stray bullet that killed a grandmother in harlem. edesta simms was playing dominos at her apartment. investigators are still trying to determine why someone open fire, hitting simms in the neck. she was pronounced dead at covering the table where she was shot. >> she was a wonderful mother. >> everybody knows ms. odesta. she's the best. why you do that? >> police say two men were shot in the legs a few blocks away from where simms was shot. investigators trying to determine if the shootings are connected. more than a dozen people are recovering from gunshot wound in
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turned violent. we're joined now by rana from bridgeport. >> reporter: neighbors and police describe complete chaos. the party was going on at the end of this driveway. you can see detectives are there now gathering evidence. more than 100 people at that party. there was a deejay playing loud music when two gunman started firing at them from behind these hedges. in all, 13 people were shot. those gunmen are still on the run. blood stains mark the unexpected it's on shoes, glasses, even the deejay table left behind at a bridgeport duplex. >> i was laying down because of the music and everything. >> reporter: next door hector torres says he could hear the party and then gunshots. >> one of of them knock on my door. i came down and i look outside and there was somebody laying down. >> reporter: 13 people shot, one
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looking for the gunmen who shot through the bushes. >> it was very dark back there. right now we don't have any witnesses who came forward saying they saw the shooters. >> reporter: police say the party host asked for a permit for the party but it was denied. >> it was denied because they were selling -- they wanted to sell alcohol and charge for the party, so we frown upon that and we do not allow parties to go on. >> reporter: of the 13 victims, most have been hospital, but one is still fighting for her life. >> she came literally within millimeters of death. >> reporter: back live here at the scene where you can see detectives here, they have been here for a half hour gathering more evidence. that shooting happened around 1:30 this morning. police say they'll step up patrols for tonight in this neighborhood and they hope someone comes forward with information. reporting live in bridgeport,
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deadly new jersey bus transit. er ma garcia says her mother, jessie, was loving, hard working and a loving grandmother to her three children. she was killed friday in newark when another bus ran a red light and t-boned it. when her door bell rang, it >> i want to see the kids. and then she never game. >> she was on her way to work as an assembly line leader at a factory when that crash happened. joseph bartella, the driver the other bus, also killed. we'll go down to the rain moving in. >> you can see the rain already moving into the tri-state area. there might be another line
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not a lot of thunderstorm activity with this. you can see the lightning strikes to the south but there is one cell in particular that's putting down some pretty heavy rain. i wanted to give you a view of that. it's moving to the north and east at 25 miles an hour. about to move into yonkers, greenburg, and this cell in new jersey is putting down hefty rainfall, 2 inches per hour throughout this stripe of red and orange here. that is in sussex county. high tempere 86 in central park. 888 in morristown. we'll see temperatures sliding down into the 70s throughout the entire tri-state as we head through the next several hours. it's going to be fairly muggy tonight. then the big change comes. a refreshing breeze moves in tomorrow. we'll talk more about that coming up in your ten-day forecast. back to you. >> looking forward to it. now you can track the storms in the area with the nbc4 app. we'll give you the latest on how
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it's the final countdown. we're in the final hours of the rio olympic games. closing ceremony just under two hours away. a lot of action in the olympics today. the united states will close out these games on top by a longshot. 121 medals overall. i think a gold medal is deserved to news 4's bruce beckwith a wrap-up. hey, bruce. >> >> reporter: the competition is now over in rio. athletes moving on, many to the closing ceremony tonight. there was some unfinished business this afternoon with the men's gold medal basketball game topping the list. it was a coronation for the men's usa basketball team. kevin durant led the way.
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game-high 30 points in the first half. team usa rolled to a 96-66 victory over serbia to capture their third straight gold medal. carmelo anthony has been a part of all three of those teams. and he was emotional today after the victory. >> despite everything that's going on right now in our country, we got to be united. and i'm glad i did what i did. i stepped up to the challenge. but this is what it's about. and representing our country on the biggest stage that you can be on. >> reporter: in boxing, clarissa shield who defended her gold medal in the women's middleweight division. the 21-year-old flint, michigan, native is the first u.s. boxer ever to win back-to-back olympic titles. >> i'm not just a great female boxer but i'm one of the great boxers to ever live. i'm the first american woman to win an olympic medal.
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medal basketball game. one special young man from elmont, ohio, got to enjoy it as a fan with his family, thanks to the wonderful people at make-a-wish america, he has turned rio into his own personal playground. >> everything around here is beautiful. everywhere you look you have to take it in, pause and capture the moment. >> reporter: usa going for the gold, do you think they're going to get it? >> i think they've got it in the bag. >> reporter: he battles blastoma. >> the people are marvelous. the food was marvelous. the beaches are marvelous. just about every here is marvelous. >> yes, it was a time of lifetime. we couldn't afford this trip. this is like a million dollar trip to us. it's very exciting. >> reporter: ryan starts college later this week. he's headed to syracuse to study finance but rio will always
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new york. back to you. >> absolutely awesome. thanks so much. still ahead on news 4 at 6:00, security cameras out of service at jfk airport. up next, what one u.s. senator wants done by airport officials following last week's chaos in two terminals. new details in the death investigation of prince. what was found at his home that has authorities asking new
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now i will loued to return. nearly 82,000 people were ordered to return to tuesday when it blew up of 0 miles east of los angeles. officials say it destroyed at least 105 homes. much of the area is sparsely populated and firefighters were able to save most of the homes that were evacuateded. tonight new information about the prince. according to the ap, they say several counterfeit drugs were found at prince's estate. many contain the opioid fent nol. they were in aspirin and vitamin bottles and stuffed into suitcases. prince died of a fentanyl overdose. still here to come, more on the new push to open a federal investigation into what caused
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week. we're watching the weather. let's take a live look at soggy rockefeller plaza right now. storm team 4 erika is back with
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let's check in with peter alexander joining us live from rio with a look at what's coming up on "nbc nightly news." >> good evening to you. tonight the games end here in rio with team usa going out in plus more of matt lauer's interview with swimmer ryan lochte. also lots of severe weather in the u.s. from flooding in texas to tornadoes in michigan. it is not over yet. we'll have the latest there. plus, a lawsuit claiming poor people in more than a dozen missouri towns are being targeted unfairly and jailed when they can't pay fines for minor traffic offenses. and two brothers from texas who just might be the ultimate olympic fans. wait until you meet these guys and see what they've done.
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few minutes from now for "nbc nightly news." back to you. >> peter, thanks. it was just last sunday that reports of a shooting at kennedy airport turned out to be nothing more than a panic attack. today senator chuck schumer called on the department of homeland security to open a formal investigation into what happened there and how to prevent this in the future. schumer says there needs to be better coordination between the various agencies responsible for airport security. he also said poor communication >> why did tsa agents abandon posts and yell things like bomb and someone's been shot? why were the video camera feeds that were available to the airlines not immediately made available to our law enforcement authorities? >> now, schumer also cited a problem exposed by news 4's
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airport security. take a look at the window behind us. big, fat raindrops out there in midtown manhattan. >> the rain is going to continue to move through as we head through the evening hours. another line of rain and storms is possible before midnight. then once we get past that, it's going to turn breezy. we'll clear out very, very quickly and a very refreshing change on the way. on monday. you're really going to enjoy it, i think. hopewell junction at 77 it's 78 in central park dropping down from the high of 86 we reached today. look at the cooler air, rain-cooled air, 72 in sussex right now but 78 in long branch. on satellite and radar you can see that first initial line moving through. the heavy thunderstorms are primarily over the delmarva pennsylvania in southern new jersey. another line moving through the great lake states could hold together. future tracker believes it will. i believe we'll see another
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have much dryer, cooler air behind this line. that will provide us with enough instability. look at this at midnight, raining heavily over long island. we can't rule that out happening overnight. if you plan on getting out on the road after the sun sets tonight, make sure you're mindful that it's harder to see, flooded roadways once the sun goes down. you want to turn around and find a different route. if you encounter a roadway that's completely covered in water. then once that line moves out, the wind gust pick up. by the t 234 miles an hour in new york. 22 in asbury park. we could see winds gusting to around 30 miles per hour once you get into some passes in the higher elevations. by tuesday morning, the winds are settling down. tuesday looks like the pick of the week, though. there really isn't a bad day in the work week forecast. you'll see why in just a moment. overnight tonight we'll dip down to 68 degrees. an early shower and storm. after midnight, we'll clear things out and look at this
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just a few clouds early. 69 degrees at 7:00 a.m. that will feel nice. that refreshing breeze stays with us all day. of course, the breeze is going to be a little strong. but it's going to be so pleasant because the humidity drops and it's going to be a wonderful afternoon with a high of 85 degrees. here's a look at the storm team 4 ten-day forecast. just wonderful on tuesday with a high of 82 degrees and lots of sun. another beautiful one on wednesday as we get up tole 84. keeping that sunshine with us all the way through on friday. next weekend, looks good.
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fios is not cable. we're wired differently, which means we can fix things differently. thanks for calling fios. this is ryan. you can't tell me this cord isn't in. i know it's in. it's in, but it's not working. i'm sending you a link to the my fios app that going to let me see what you're seeing. really? yes, mr. mcenroe... see that cord? just plug it into the connector on the right. so you can clearly see what's in and what's out? i like that. tech support that lets your technician see the problem over your smartphone. only from fios. the yankees have robbed would-be home run with defying back-to-back home games.
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chad green with another solid outing pedestrian. only mistake, two on, one coming home. that big man coming home, albert pujols sliding in under the tag from gary sanchez. 1-0, angels. pujols at the plate. skies this to left center. looks like a two-run homer to everyone but ellsbury, who thinks it's out number three. times it perfectly, robbing pujols. shades of gardner yesterday. the yankees' offense not able to muster much starling castro barely makes contact. angels shut out the bombers, 2-0 the final. cespedes hit 875 home runs saturday in their win over giants he went twice yesterday. manager terry collins went so far to promise if their slugger keeps swinging like this, the mets will make the playoffs.
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jets and giants meet in the preseason game. the close exhibition football gets to the real deal. the way the jets use their quarterbacks could be revealing. todd bowles wouldn't say if geno smith is his backup quarterback. bryce petty challenging geno after a two touchdown no turnover effort on friday. unless they carry four quarterbacks, petty is either playing his way into the number two job or some other team's radar. here. this is where i want to be. so, yeah, it's an audition for anyone watching that tape but that's first and foremost for the jets because i want to be here. so, you know, each day i come out here it's to put on a show for them. >> good news for the giants, they expect victor cruz to return to practice this week. he suited up but did not play in buffalo yesterday. red bulls visited d.c.
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the wet turf held them. they connect with bradley wright phillips, his 15th this year. it put the red bulls up 1-0. this ends in a it 2-2 draw. back to rio and a bizarre scene in wrestling perform a mongolian wrestler was issued a penalty. his coaches first toss the challenge flag,n shoes, their shirts and the pants went, too. we have standards, so we won't show that but the crowd started chanting, mongolia, mongolia. the judges were not swayed. their stood by their decision. don't know i've ever seen anything quite like that. got the message across, right? >> wow. >> thanks, john. >> the things you can't see. >> once it happens, it happens.
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night, making history, with the games winding down, more gold for team usa. the best olympic performance in decades. ryan lochte could face disciplinary action from the committee. isis blamed for an attack in turkey. many killed. the suicide bomber said to be a child. tornados touching down in two states while flooding swamps parts of texas after half a foot of rain with more on the way. and team spirit like you have never seen it. we catch up with two american brothers who may be the olympics most extreme fans. "nightly news" begins


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