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next on news 4 new york. >> a horrific crash on the l.i.e. >> several hurt. what went wrong? low humidity with gusty winds. grandmother killed by a stray bullet.
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for the road. for the ride. for the early mornings... long days... and late nights. for the love. ?? right nown wrap. rio olympic games closing out live in a spectacular fashion. weather watch. the threat is not over yet. first, deadly crash. new details in a horrific accident on the l.i.e. that's now claimed five lives, one of them a child. news 4 at 11:00 starts right now. thanks for joining us.
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>> and i'm stefan holt. >> among the victims, former aide in cuomo's office. also among the dead, a sister, her brother, 10-year-old son. >> happened on this stretch of the l.i. outside of manorville between exit 68 and 69. andrew siff is live off the expresswit >> reporter: stefan, within the last few minutes, 81-year-old isadore adelson succumbed to his injuries, the fifth victim of this horrifying accident. we also learned tonight that the family in that lead car that went flying across the median, they were just taking their 10-year-old to splish splash to celebrate his birthday. they died just miles from their destination.
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was airborne. carmelo and his 10-year-old son, christopher, killed. his sister, patricia, also killed. >> heartbroken. we're very sad. >> reporter: emotional relatives spoke tonight about their pain. piniellas' girlfriend was in the car in front of theirs. >> all i saw was the car he flew to the other side, the other side of the that's when i stopped to see if everyone was okay. >> reporter: doctors say the wreckage was so shocking even the paramedics were shaken. >> many described it as the worst accident they ever saw. >> reporter: the eastbound car sped out of control near exit 68 then flew into the path of other cars, a honda whose driver was 29-year-old scott martella,
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suffolk county director and former aide to the governor. scott was known across long island as a leader and a great man. while the governor said he was deeply respected for his strong work ethic, candor and fighting spirit. his fiance, shelby, survived the crash. neighbors in north port said he had been a big fan at the truffle fries. >> we'll be thinking about the fian the rest of the family member. >> they got engaged last year, shelby posted on her facebook page sometimes 14-year-old girls are silly, but sometimes they know just how their happily ever after is going to turn out. scott martella and i met in the smithtown high school auditorium and tonight that's where we got engaged. i never loved anyone more. i'm so lucky i get to spend the rest of my life smiling alongside him. it's pretty tough to see that stuff on social media.
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the 10-year-old boy on his way to splish splash, his aunt in the car apparently, according to relatives telling us, she posted a video on snap chat from the car just a few minutes before the crash. we're live alongside the expressway tonight. andrew siff, news 4 new york. >> such tragedy. andrew, thank you very much. to another tragedy in harlem. a community in mourning after a 61-year-old woman is gunned down. flowers and candles now at the spot where by a bullet police believe was not intended for her. rana novini joins us with the details. >> reporter: that victim very well liked and well respected in the community. everyone knew her. she always played dominos. tonight flowers, candles even domino pieces left where she was sitting and took a bullet not meant for her. playing dominos every single
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doing, sitting outside the charles young playground on lenox avenue when a stray bullet hit her in the neck. >> wonderful mother, fabulous sister. helped me a whole lot. >> reporter: her brother, just learning the news, describes odessa as a loving mother, grandmother and wife. >> everybody know miss odessa. she the best. come on. why do you that? >> reporter: so many in the community shocked at the senseless kill ing respects by flowers and candles. >> just shocked. >> reporter: one of the signs left at scene saying "enough is enough." police are still on the hunt for that shooter tonight. we've seen extra patrols in this area. there was another shooting last night and they believe it may have been tied to this one.
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shooting more than a dozen people at a connecticut house party. one of the 13 victims is fighting for her life right now. last night dozens of people were in the backyard when gunshots suddenly erupted from the hedges. first responders raced to the scene to get the wounded to the hospital. it's been a challenge finding anyone who actually saw the gunman. >> very dark back there. right now we don't have any witnesses that have come forward to say they saw the shooters, just that they heard what everybody initially thought w fireworks. >> police say they believe there was more than one gunman. organized applied for a permit to hold that party but they denied because they wanted to sell alcohol. woman and her husband are behind bars in connection to the murder of a 9-year-old girl in queens. accused of strangling her stepdaughter. found holed up in a home with her ex-husband, who is charged with obstruction of justice.
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there. >> erika, you're here to tell us it could be moving out. right? >> that's right. we could see that transition overnight tonight. last band of rain approaching from the great lakes will sweep on through. the initial band that brought the heavy rain just to the north of the city, that is pretty much out of here, still lingering on the forks of long island right now. most of us are experiencing a dry period in between that next round of rain that will arrive later. 86 in central park today. just a little bit above our seasonal average. overall, the month of august has been a pretty hot one so far. if the month were to end right now, we would actually be in position for the third hottest august on record. but a refreshing change arrives tomorrow. i'll track that for you coming up with a ten-day forecast in a moment. back to you. >> looking forward to it. it is a wrap.
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books, closed out in true rio fashion. big party. did you catch it? fireworks, elaborate costumes. the works. the flag will now be passed on to tokyo for the 2020 summer games. making the end official, bruce beck has been there every single step of the way. he joins us live now with more from rio. >> reporter: say good-bye to rio. the games are over and the olympic flame has been extinguished. but not before we look back at the final day of competition and the closing ceremony in the marvelous city. the closing ceremony featured a kaleidoscope of colors in the maracana stadium. simone biles, who captured five
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team mays from the final five joined her to bask in the glory. after pageantry fit for a king, there was protocol to take care of. the olympic flag was slowly lowered from the flag pole and transferred to the next host city, tokyo. an artistic segment followed dedicated to the people of japan. thomas bach officially ended the rio games. >> i declare the games of the xxxi olympiad >> reporter: the distinguishing of the olympic flame, ending 17 days of competition for over 11,000 athletes from 206 nations. earlier in the day, the final high-profile event of the rio games, the gold medal game in men's basketball. coronation for the u.s. team. kevin durant led the way, warriors superstar was unstoppable, scoring 30 points as team usa rolled to a 96-66
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their third straight gold medal. knicks star carmelo anthony has been part of all three games. he was overcome by emotion. >> this is the end. this is it for me. i'm here, three gold medals later. i'm just -- i'm excited. this is what it's about. representing our country on the biggest stage that you can be on. >> reporter: it was the games of can -- ledecky. brazil hit the high note in men's soccer, winning the gold for the first time ever in olympic competition. rio, you had me worried for a while. but you did just great. and it was an honor to work in your city. so, to j.j., jonathan, jordana,
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love you dearly. i'm coming home. xxxi olympiad for the final time, i'm bruce beck, news 4 new york. stefan, natalie, back to you. >> what a fantastic job you've done. the next olympic games, only 78 weeks away. we're talking about the 2018 winter olympics that will be held in pyongyang, south korea. february temperatures there usually top out above freezing. some people are organizers say you need to chill out a bit. they promise to make enough man made snow to keep things running smoothly even if mother nature doesn't cooperate. ryan lochte and his teammates have been swimming in hot water lately. that water may be hitting its boiling point head of the u.s. olympic team says more action will be taken against the four swimmers who admit they embellished a story about being
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they say all four athletes let down the entire u.s. olympic team. ryan lochte spoke exclusively with nbc's matt lauer and took full responsibility for, quote, over exaggerating the events of that night. you can see what else ryan lochte had to say. more from matt's interview tomorrow morning on "today." health officials say the zika virus isn't going away any time soon. which part of the u.s. is most flood-ravaged residents. what caused the church goers
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loving, her daughter says. she was killed when another mj transit bus ran a red light. she made plans for friday evening but when the door bell rang it wasn't jessie. >> after work i'll see you, see the kids. she never came. >> jessie garcia was on her way to work at an crash happened. the driver of the other bus, joseph martellus, was also killed. more than a dozen passengers were injured. encouraging news about the wildfires in california. firefighters in the northern part of the state say a blaze that was raging early last week is now 95% contained. the fire in the town of lower lake has destroyed nearly 200 homes and businesses. it started on august 13th and authorities arrested the man accused of setting it.
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officials say that nearly all of the people who had to leave their homes because of a huge wildfire in san bernardino county are now allowed to return. something that louisiana did not need. more rain. another two to three inches fell in the baton rouge area today. 60,000 homes have been damaged after a week of flooding in south louisiana. 3,200 people are in shelters tonight. more than 30 million in federal housing funding has now been approved. >> t going away any time soon. national institutes of health say the virus could, quote, hang around the u.s. for another year or two. the gulf coast of the united states is the most vulnerable to zika. mosquito-born virus has been found in two florida neighborhoods, the first state where health officials determined mosquitos were transmitting zika. decision 2016, and donald trump's new campaign team has a very busy week ahead.
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rally in akron, ohio, tomorrow night. today the rnc chairman and his new campaign manager hit the sunday talk shows to tout how well their candidate did this past week. not only visiting flood-ravaged louisiana. hillary clinton is leading in most battleground polls. >> so what we're trying to do this week is get an assessment of where we are state by state. our state directors, field staff, data operation. find out where they think we need. >> new campaign staff says they will have a better day-to-day relationship with the rnc. there was also a major speech on immigration plan for later this week. >> on the other side of the aisle, there are questions about the clinton foundation's decision to wait and see if hillary clinton gets elected before it stops accepting foreign donations. >> the foundation say they're prepared to make an unprecedented step should hillary become president.
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his debts and obligations around the world. >> a private event with cher. clinton heads next to reno, nevada. >> the rain is moving out. near 30 rock earlier today, those umbrellas are making brisk business out there, erika. >> that's right. a lot of people were caught off guard which means they didn't watch the forecast yesterday, right? shower is still possible overnight tonight. by monda you can leave the umbrella at home. we're going to have a pretty strong breeze throughout the day. it will feel refreshing, though, bringing in lower dew points, lower humidity and that's always a pleasant change this time of year. it's 74, 77 in woodbridge. 75 in wood bank and 76 degrees right in the center of town in central park. 70 in sussex. down to 66 in monticello. dew points are beginning to drop as well.
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up. scour out that moisture. oppressive humidity levels throughout the tri-state, though. once that dew point is above 70, that means that the humidity is so high that you really can't cool off naturally. of course, now the temperatures are dropping we won't be concerned about that during the overnight hours. what is really going to help things is that breeze is going to pick up. this cold front does have quite a rush of drier air behind it. we're going to get to enjoy the ts tomorrow. future wind gusts. stepping out the door tomorrow morning, winds gusting to 20, 25 miles per hour. so just keep that in mind. this time of year that feels nice. it will be a pretty brisk breeze throughout the entire day. if you drive a higher-profile vehicle, going over some of those bridges might be troublesome for you. tuesday morning, the winds settle down. sunshine stays with us. so does the lower humidity. tuesday looks fantastic. a breezy day on monday.
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of the workweek, low 80s. lots of sunshine. dew points. measure of the humidity in the atmosphere, they'll remain on the low side, too. wonderful stretch of weather for us. overnight tonight, look at these temperatures as you get farther outside of town. wantage, 48. 54 in french town. 56 in nyac overnight tonight, great for opening up the windows and letting in that fresh air. tomorrow 85 northwest winds of 15 to 20 miles an hour, though. we could see gusts even higher than that. keep that in mind. storm team 4 ten-day forecast. isn't that a welcome change? high temperatures low to mid 80s tuesday and wednesday. and the sunshine. it's not going to be hazy sun either. the humidity will feel almost fall-like at times. we'll start to bring in more of that muggy weather as we head toward the end of the workweek. we finally have a nice stretch
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the workweek. >> thank you, erika. >> what's happening with the mets? >> old familiar formula for the mets could lead to a win here. he did it again. you know who i'm talking about. yoenis cespedes and noah syndegaard found his form. and the jets have controversy not for the number
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demietrius cathedral. parishioners gathered outside. fire might have started in an air conditioning unit. two firefighters suffered minor injuries. several thousand people gathered to remember a violent event that scarred a brooklyn community. they held a memorial service, march and street festival to mark the 25th anniversary of the crown heights riots. the violence erupted in august 1991 accidentally hit and killed 7-year-old cado. amid the chaos, 29-year-old yankel rosenbaum, who had nothing to do with the death, was fatally stabbed. his brother, norman, did not attend the event. he called the street fair
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let's climb back to 500 tonight for what feels like the umpteenth time this summer. before you say same old story, syndegaard and cespedes. 4 was untouchable early. ask eduardo nunez or hunter pence or gregor blanco. jeff no-hitter, gone. next batter, cespedes. long gone. scrapes the san francisco sky with a towering two-run blast. his 25th homer. mets go up 2-0. familia. these two teams combine for 40 runs in the first three games of this series. a pair was all the mets needed
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yankees' playoff hopes quite like their inability to drive in roo runs. chad green followed up the start of his young career with another solid outing. his only mistake was early here in the first inning. two on. one coming home in this andleton simmons single. pujols uh-oh. skies this to center. but jacoby ellsbury. shades of what brett gardner did saturday. two on in the eighth. gregorious. sterling castro barely makes contact. they shut out the bombers 2-0. third preseason game, closest thing exhibition gets to the real deal. the way the jets use their
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wouldn't say who is his backup. kelly is challenging geno. unless they carry four quarterbacks, petty is either playing his way into the number two job or on to some other team's radar. he said today he's focused on the jets. giants expect victor cruz to return to practice later this
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