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they'll dwindle down to one or two storms. things really start to weaken across the area. be on the lookout for lightning, damaging winds, heavy rain, and we still have the heat in spots. we'll talk more about that in just a few minutes. it was a horrifying hit-and-run that sent a 78-year-old man flying out of his wheelchair and it left him arrest all thanks to solid police work. >> reporter: natalie, police tell us that driver was going to work today just about a mile from the scene of the hit-and-run. they recognized his car and immediately took him into custody. a buick with fresh front end damage and a missing skid plate. the police spotted the banged up car in this parking lot on ft. lee road. they arrested the driver
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78-year-old man in a wheelchair, then taking off. >> he admitted to striking the subject in a wheelchair and also not stopping or calling 911. >> reporter: the car slammed into the elderly man as he crossed ft. lee road monday morning. the man was thrown nearly 25 feet. this woman heard the crash. >> he tried to stop, i think. that's why the stopping >> reporter: she called 911, then ran out to help. the victim lying helpless on the ground. the car nowhere in sight. >> when i ran into him, luckily, he was conscious. >> reporter: the elderly man suffered six broken ribs, a broken clavicle, and a fractured hip. the driver was likely distracted. also a key piece of evidence left behind. a front skid plate which they traced to a 2016 buick encore.
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known to those in the area. neighbors telling us he's always driving his wheelchair waving to everyone. >> he is always around town saying hello to everybody. he is the nicest guy ever. >> reporter: thomas is facing a number of charges, including leaving the scene of the accident. he is expected to appear in court on august 22nd. news 4 new york. want to go now to an update on breaking news out of jfk outage is still causing some big issues inside the american airlines terminal. that is terminal 8. that outage is slowing down the baggage screening. the elevators and escalators are not working. the airline is waiving some fees. the man accused of killing an imam and his associate faced a judge today. oscar morrell was arraigned on murder charges today. he denies pulling the trigger,
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testing shows a gun found inside morrell's home was the weapon used to kill imam akonjee and uddin on saturday. >> i don't know why you want to kill him, but now i want justice. >> in the wake of the shooting, some of the muslim community fear for their own safety. they're worried about possible copycats. an emergency meeting for all imams will be held tomorrow night in the city will pay gurley's family $4.1 million. lawyers for the city called this a fair resolution of a tragedy matter. an officer shot and killed gurley in the stairway of an apartment building back in 2013. gurley was unarmed. >> i'm glad it's done.
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i'm glad my daughter will be taken care of. hopefully, i can move on with my life and get my normal life back. >> you may remember a jury convicted the police officer of manslaughter, but a judge reduced the charge to criminally negligent homicide. police have yesterday to find katrina >> reporter: chuck, that walk is scheduled to begin any minute now. katrina vetrano's father, phil vetrano, just arrived. he's right there in the fdny t-shirt. he is walking away from her camera. he is surrounded by hundreds of people from this howard beach community and other surrounding communities who are here to support the family. they're going to walk down the
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that carina took two weeks ago. the nypd still guards the weeds off 161st avenue and spring creek park, but still no solid leads. no clue who violently murdered carina vetrano on her early evening jog. hundreds will walk by here in her memory. >> we should be able to go out and take a run, a jog, or a w our loved ones. >> reporter: phil vetrano writes, two weeks ago today started out like any other day. i love you, daddy. see you later. you too, baby. have a great day at work. a few short hours later, my life would change forever. close family friend dorothy has known carina since she was a little girl. she has spent the last 20 years
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this park. >> we need a bigger police presence from the national parks service. >> reporter: dorothy showed us how isolated the path can be. we saw makeshift clearings where vagrants have been known to live. she took us where the path spills out onto the beach of jamaica bay, where garbage lays untouched. we saw federal park police making the rounds, part of a temporary patrol. a $65 million plan to protect the park from years away. >> you can't be in any other national park without there being a gatekeeper, without there being some kind of cameras, better lighting. these are all things we need in the national park. >> reporter: again it looks like the walkers are just getting ready to begin their walk. this is their way of saying we haven't forgotten about you, carina.
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ultimately catch her killer. they hope to see more police presence inside that federal park. ida siegal, news 4 new york. coming up, hundreds of layoffs. unpaid furlows and a huge increase in traffic tickets. all part of paterson's budget plan. what we have uncovered and a officer under investigation for
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officers to issue an extra 30,000 traffic tickets per year. that's about 80 a day in an effort to generate $3 million in new annual revenue. city council will discuss this budget at its meeting tonight. >> it's not about layoffs. it's not about stopping service. it's about what is the plan that you have to bring revenue to the city, to move the city to the next level, to start the perception and image of the city of paterson. >> the i-team released exclusive video showing city employees doing work at the mayor's home. good news for pet owners. amtrak announced it is expanding its pet travel program. customers can bring small dogs
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lester holt is joining us now live from rio with a look at what's ahead. >> we'll have the latest on louisiana and the flood zone now expanding to new communities. donald trump about to get a secret intelligence briefing. how much will he be told?
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move that cost her gold. back to you now in new york. >> thanks. chuck? now we have an i-team exclusive for you. a rikers island correctional officer under scrutiny for alleged sex assault on an inmate faces questions about social media posts. sarah wallace joins us with the developments. >> this is a two-fold investigation. the department of correction has a strict social media policy and is now examining the posts of a rike may have bigger problems. he's been accused by an inmate of sex abuse. that inmate a restaurant consultant from manhattan sat down with me behind bars. you feel violated. >> disgusted. it's disgusting what happened to me. >> reporter: he is now being held at the manhattan detention center. in may, he was a pretrial inmate
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obbcc. >> goes in on him. starting calling him a [ bleep ]. starts calling him a stupid [ bleep ]. i finally look at him. he calls him the n-word again one more time. i said what's wrong with you. the kid is not arguing with you. he's not listening. you sound stupid. >> reporter: he says that a few hours later the guard singled him out. >> he grabs me by my collar. throws me face first he is grabbing me very aggressively. he's grabbing my genitals and butt cheeks. >> reporter: how did you feel at that point? >> i felt like a piece of trash. he said don't worry. i know where there's no cameras. i'll get you again. >> reporter: he was kept in the
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for more than a month and repeatedly intimidated. >> it is troubling that these allegations of sex abuse were known by the department and they kept our client with this alleged assailant in the same population. he was harassed by him. >> reporter: a spokesperson for the department of correction told us the matter remains under investigation and that all reports of sexual assault and abuse are investigated thoroughly and expeditiously. a department source an area where he has no inmate contact. the i-team reached the officer by phone and he initially agreed to an interview, but then stopped taking calls. he is under a separate investigation now for social media posts that surfaced after the alleged assault. in this photo, he and other officers are seen in riot gear. he calls them the wrecking crew. in this facebook post, he responds to a fellow guard commenting about an inmate
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many real tough mother-effers are left. the guard denied to the i-team he has ever improperly used force on any inmate. what do you think should happen to him? >> i think he should lose his job and register as a sex offender. him doing this to me, i guarantee you this isn't the first time it happened. >> the department of watchdog agency, told us it is investigating a number of cases involving sexual abuse allegations within the city's jails. we have reported extensively on claims of women who say they have been abused while visiting inmates in various jails. natalie? >> thank you. switching to the weather here, we're going to start tracking the storms here. janice, you're also tracking the heat. >> the heat has been another story today as well.
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to 100 in some spots today and higher in others. we can see our view from the top of our rock camera. there are a couple of isolated storms south of the city. the bigger storms are to the west moving into new jersey right now. the heat is still an issue. the heat advisory is in effect until 10:00 from bergen county all the way down to ocean the mid to upper 90s out there. feels like 93 in floral park. 97 on staten island. down towards long branch and trenton, right around 100 degrees is what it feels like for you. we're not expecting the humidity to be a major player for the next several days, but it is definitely out there right now. we have one lone thunderstorm near lakewood that is moving towards neptune, middletown, and
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just be on the lookout. if you hear thunder, make sure you move inside. this line that's moving into western new jersey towards white township, clinton, bridgewater, that should be moving through between now and about 7:00. that would produce some severe weather. if you hear thunder, that means there's lightning. it means it is close enough by you to strike. make sure you move indoors and to a secure spot inside your house, inside a building, inside remains in effect until 11:00 for northern and western new jersey and pike county pennsylvania because that's where the bigger storms are. that's probably where most of them will be for this evening. there could be a leftover shower or storm around midnight, but overall it starts to dry through the overnight. keep an eye to the sky. tomorrow's weather is sunnier
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thursday with a spot shower or storm possible. the biggest relief we're going to see is really next week. we're still up around 90 for the next few days into the weekend. then later next week is when we've got lower humidity and more comfortable temperatures. we're talking mid to upper 80s, but we'll be updating our facebook and twitter pages on those storms in the area or you can download our app and follow the storms. the medal count. day 11. dominate the overall medal count. 83 so far. 28 of them gold. it is nearly twice that of china, which has the second most overall medals racking up 48 so far. >> another american tried to bring home more medals is sydney mcloughlin. bruce beck joins us from rio with much more. >> reporter: natalie and chuck,
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the mcloughlin household, it is indeed a family affair. the prodigy, sydney. she's cing glory here in rio. >> she's got the talent, but she also has this drive. it's rare. >> reporter: the woman he is talking about is his daughter. sydney mcloughlin, who is making her olympics age of 17. last night she placed fifth in her qualifying heat, but still advanced to tonight's semifinals at olympic stadium. >> there's a lot of expectations and a lot of people and some really great girls out here. i guess being 17 and being here is just for the experience. >> reporter: her father was a track star at manhattan college in the 80s and competed in the
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pick up the pieces, and to try to make that separation between track and family life and give her a safe haven, but just facilitate what she needs to get there. >> reporter: team mcloughlin includes sydney's mom mary, who founded a track club and was the manager of the men's team, and the head coach of the union catholic high school track team in scotch plains, new jersey. >> when did you not your ordinary track star? >> we knew pretty soon after i met her and saw her train her freshman year. >> i just think she's got the gift. we see somebody who could literally be the best there is at what she does ever. >> i think she can be one of the best ever. >> reporter: high praise and pressure at the same time. three semifinals tonight. the top eight runners advance to thursday's final.
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there, remember her name. she'll be on the scene for a long, long time. live in rio, i'm bruce beck. news 4 new york. chuck and natalie, back to you from olympic stadium. >> thanks. doing a fantastic job there, isn't he? we're rooting for her. join us for "the olympic zone." it airs tonight at 7:30. then stay tuned for
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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? oh absolutely. i like that. tech support that lets your technician see the problem over your smartphone. only from fios. when it comes to the topic of most dominant olympian, you can have yourself a pretty good argument. the case could be made for michael phelps, katie ledecky,
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he cruised into tomorrow night's semifinals. bolt is gunning to win this event for the third straight olympics, duplicating his three-peat in the 100 meter. bolt said he's not a morning person. justin gatlin also moving on. robby andrews, who has been in rio since before the opening ceremony, finally hit the track. he made a late lap coming from the back of the pack to comfortably advance to thursday's semifinals. in boxing, shakur stevenson advanced to the finals. to baseball, mets are prepared to lose neil walker for a few days. he is about to become a dad. he has wife is due any day. the mets look to get back on track in arizona.
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baseball history without drawing a walk. it's baseball. you have these odd stats. the diamondbacks were too much, so the 10-6 loss dropped the mets three games back in the wild card. the yankees will be without nathan eovaldi for the rest of the season, who surgeries. the flexor tendon was torn completely away from the bone. then he tore his aacl. the yankees have set their sights on the blue jays. they're hosting them tonight. they have a chance to really get back into it over this final stretch. >> let's hope so.
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news," a shocking turn of events in the california wildfire that has forced hundreds to flee their homes. why police say this was no accident. >> we'll see you back here at 11:00. have a great night. tonight, racing to escape. a frantic turn in the worst flood disaster since superstorm sandy. now 30,000 rescued as more communities scramble to get out of the way. >> and the person who s a wildfire that burned homes and buildings to the ground. and trump and ailes? a report that the former news chief is now helping the gop nominee, plus what we learned about trump's first classified intelligence briefing. and what hillary clinton told the feds and why they recommend against charging her. and crossing the line, a photo finish


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