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of delaware and south jersey are impressive like here in margate where ventnor avenue turned into a river. meanwhile, several flash flood warnings are still in effect. meteorologist cecily tynan is live at the "action news" big board with the latest. >> cecily. >> storm tracker6 live double scan showing this is the good news. you can see how that real heavy rain has now pushed off the coast. we still do have some showers around. it's still a wet evening commute. double scan live zooming in showing especially along the i-95 corridor we've got some of the lingering showers but they shouldn't really be much to cause any flash flooding but we have been seeing quite a bit of flash flooding parts of kent county delaware, cumberland county where you can see this band of more than 5-inches of rain. most of that fell the first half of the day and that could cause a lot of flash flooding. so, we still have the flash
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flood warning in effect -- actually it just expired on the air. we had it in effect south of dover. the national weather service has now lifted that but we do have aerial flood warnings near dover and much of south jersey continuing into the evening. so just be careful if you live in these areas. turn around, don't drive. do not drive through flooded roads. good news in the forecast. tomorrow we will be waking up with a lot of clouds, a lot of low level moisture but drier air's moving in. so, then sunshine is back by the afternoon. midweek is looking beautiful. but don't put the umbrellas away for long. i'm tracking the return of some unsettled weather on friday and that will last right into the weekend. i'll talk more about that coming up in the full accuweather 7-day forecast. jim. >> cecily, thank you. you can track today's rain and storms with the 6abc app. you'll always find the seven day and hourly forecasts along with storm tracker6 live radar from across the region. the 6abc app is a free download for your mobile device.
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other news at this hour, camden county police are trying to track down the driver of an all terrain vehicle who used it as a battering ram against two police officers on saturday. live at camden county police "action news" reporter bob brooks. bob. >> reporter: well, jim, investigators say they need help trying to find this guy. over the weekend here in camden they had a man on an atv trying to kill police officers by running them over. that's something that can't happen. investigators say this man turned his atv into a weapon his target two camden county police officers this past saturday night. camden county deputy police chief joseph wysocki says one of the victims detective kenneth egan was almost killed. >> this could have been much worse. the officer is lucky to be alive at this point. >> reporter: the happened at the east coast gas station on newton avenue. officer nicole barry and detective egan were working a robbery case in the area when they spotted the suspect tampering with gas station
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equipment. when the police first arrived the suspect on the atv ran into the passenger side door. it was opened. and as a result it smashed into officer barry injuring her. >> there's no doubt in my mind that he knew that he was being engaged by two officers. >> reporter: next investigators say detective egan ran over to help his partner but then the suspect would run into him. >> hit his head was knocked unconscious and the motorcycle -- or the atv went over him. >> reporter: egan suffered a severe concussion bruised ribs. as for officer barry. >> bruises on her face several lacerations. they were rushed to cooper university hospital and are now on live. wysocki says there was another atv at on the scene with a man and woman on board. police hope to find this suspect before someone else gets hurt. >> we need your help to identify who this driver was. it looks like this was clearly an intent to murder an officer. he intentionally ran this officer over. >> reporter: horrible to hear that. now if you look at your screen right now we have a
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description of that atv. we're told it's a black racing style atv. it has a headlight in the front and a rectangle real taillight. police calling this an attempted murder of their police officers here. for now reporting live in camden, bob brooks channel6 "action news." jim. >> bob, thank you. laura blue stein had her first court appearance today. the 28-year-old faces murder charges in the death of her wife. the burlington county prosecutor's office says bluestein shot felicia dormans inside their home. police were called to the home on the 100 block of mill street yesterday afternoon after reports of a possible assault. bluestein is also accused of tampering with evidence. there's no word yet on a motive. baseball fans in philadelphia and elsewhere are mourning the death of darren daulton after his courageous four year battle against brain cancer he died yesterday at his home in florida.
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and ducis darren's death. >> everybody has got a darren daulton story. they're all wonderful stories to share. you would be hard-pressed to find a philly both past and current who is more loved than darren daulton. he was a leader on the field. he was even lamper off it. nicknamed dutch dalton spent 14 and a half of his 15 seasons with the phillies. he was the heart and soul of the team for so many years especially on that 1993 national league pennant winning ball club. that team was full of colorful characters. while dalton was one of them he kept that clubhouse in check. dalton's former teammates and friends remember him as an everyday man that anyone could relate to. they also knew he was very special. >> my did you do dee is -- buddy is not suffering any more. he battled. he's not suffering any more and i'm going to miss him and like i said my -- my prayers go out to a man and his family but he's gone but he'll never be forgotten. >> he was john wayne but better looking.
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he was -- he was a leader in every sense of the word and, you know, i will always treasure the time that i had to learn from him and the impact that he had on my career. >> within the past couple hours we caught up with larry bowa who knew darren daulton very well. what was that have that later in sports. >> thank you ducis. walter perez is live at coca-cola stadium in allentown where the iron pigs play. walter you have been getting reaction all day to dalton's death. what have you been hearing? >> reporter: you know, jim, every now and then you get those athletes who have that thing, you know, that ability to make the guys around them fight harder and up their game and it sure seems that darren daulton's legacy will be his ability to do just that on and off the field. darren daulton will certainly be remembered as a legendary member of the phillies but keith baldwin from the philadelphia sports hall of fame says he will also be remembered for his toughness. something so many sports fans
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in the delaware valley can relate to. >> we have a grit about us that is recognized in darren daulton represented that grit. and that leadership. >> reporter: and i think that's why the city just loved him so much. >> reporter: dalton battled through several knee operations during his playing days and then he fought a four year battle against brain cancer before passing away this weekend at the age of 55. through it all, whenever he was in public, you could routinely see him flashing that charismatic smile. many of the young men who play for the phillies aaa affiliate the lehigh valley iron pigs were still in diapers during dutch's heyday but his character still casts a long shadow over this organization. >> there's very few that have an impact the way he did and especially once he was done playing. any time you battle a disease like this and, you know, the last few years as it had gotten worse he seemed to have gotten stronger with it and i'm sure that's what many people will take away from this. >> reporter: the baseball fans we spoke with, well, they're heartbroken. >> any time i see a.m.
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professional -- a professional baseball player that gives it his all it inspires me and i feel so bad that he died the way he did. >> a good man, a good heart. you know, you feel for his family. >> reporter: tonight the iron pigs play norfolk at 7:05. before the game there will be a moment of silence in honor of darren daulton. reporting live from allentown, walter perez channel6 "action news." jim. >> walter, thank you. of course phillies fans have been paying tribute to darren daulton on social media all day. we invite you to share your photographs and your memories with us on "action news" facebook page or on twitter on instagram. just be sure to use the #6abcaction. a woman in charge of payroll has been arrested accused of stealing nearly a million dollars from her employer in montgomery county. investigators say christine cushman funneled money into
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her own account between may 2015 and june of this year. cushman worked in the payroll department at high point solutions in east norriton. investigators say she issued fraudulent checks in the names of subcontractors who no longer did business with the company. cushman is out on bail. the state of pennsylvania is cracking down on dog owners who tie their dogs up outside. a new law prohibits them from being tethered outside more than nine hours a day. if the temperature is over 90 degrees or under 32, the dog can only be out for 30 minutes at a time. the dog must have a proper fitting collar and tether must be at least 10 feet long. the dog must also have access to water and to shade. the regulations are part of a larger animal cruelty law going into effect which will allow for felony charges in cases of animal cruelty. coming up, new assessments mean skyrocketing property
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taxes in trenton. now some stores say they'll have to close. and training camp continues as the eagles set their sights on their first preseason game against those green bay packers. cecily. >> well, with all the clouds and the rain, it was a cool day today. our high a predawn 72, that's 14 degrees below average. i'm tracking more seasonable temperatures and the return of the sunshine in the accuweather 7-day forecast. >> those stories and much more when "action news" continues tonight. >> ♪
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>> this is new at 6:00 tonight we probably won't see a property tax rebellion in the city of trenton but we might see something of an exodus.
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a city wide reassess. is causing some taxes to sky of rocket and property owners say they can't cope. nora muchanic has the story. >> it's unfair. it's extortion. >> reporter: after a recent re-evaluation, the auto junkyard has had its property taxes raised over $100,000. >> they want to move. they want to shut down and move this company to another state. local businesss are in an uproar. the state ordered the re-evaluation as a condition for trenton to get financial aid. there hasn't been a tax assessment here in over 26 years. >> no business, no property in trenton has appreciated 250 percent in the last 12 years. if anything, the trends are going down. >> reporter: dave kish bought this auto repair business for $40,000 it's assessed $140,000 raising his tax payment from 262 to over 2200. the extreme jumps in property taxes means some businesses
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won't be able to stay afloat. at least one has already put his property up for sale. >> i'm not going to stay here. i'll be here 40 years. i just had enough. >> reporter: down the street at pearlstein's plumbing supply the tax bill is jumping 140 percent. >> it's a lot of tax to go up and we don't get that much out of the taxes. i'm the one that sweeps the street. >> reporter: the mayor's office had no comment today but the city council president whose property taxes jumped almost $4,000 says the city doesn't want businesses leaving. >> let us try to figure out something, ask the state, see what we can do legally so that people don't have to close their doors. >> reporter: chester wants to formulate a plan to help residents and businesses with tax appeals and review the assessment process that led to these jaw dropping tax hikes. in trenton, i'm nora muchanic channel6 "action news". >> classrooms were filled with anxious and excited newbies this morning but this is not yet students filling the hallways.
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the 600 newly hired teachers of the philadelphia school district attended orientation today. the week long session is taking place at the arts academy at benjamin rush in torresdale. superintendent william hite said he is excited to see the teachers get to work. >> this week is going to be about three things. it's going to be about connecting with new individuals who are doing the same work, sharing in the success and challenges and the opportunities and growing and growing as teachers and growing as leaders and growing as individuals who have the responsibility of educating young people. >> well, we're into august which means that back to school mode. at least looking ahead students in grades one through 12 go back to school on september 5th. kindergarteners start september 12th in philadelphia.
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♪ ♪ ♪ >> more on the death of darren daulton. >> a beloved figure in philadelphia's lore. he was raged a courageous battle four year battle
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against brain cancer. darren daulton succumbed to it last night. he was as popular a philly as you would ever come across. >> deep to left center field. way back. this ball is a grand slam home run darren daulton. >> a leader, those were the records mentioned by most while remembering darren daulton. he was the unquestioned leader of the 1993 phillies that won the national league pennant much dutch as he was nicknamed spent 14 and a half of his 15 seasons with the phillies. he was a three time all-star. in 1997 dalton won a world series with the marlins. and that would turn out to be his last season in the majors. despite his championship run with florida, he was always a philly. seven years ago today, dalton was inducted into the phillies wall of fame. in 2013, he was diagnosed with brain cancer. dalton used the same toughness he showed on the field to fight the disease with everything he had. today his former teammates coaches and friends respect flectd on his life.
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>> we lost a great man a great leader, a caring individual. he cared about his teammates, played the game the right way. played it hard. played hurt. you know, in 1993 if darren daulton is not on the team they do not win the -- they do in the get to the world series. >> there's a lot of good times. you wanted to be around the ballpark, you want to be around him. he was infectious with the way he treated people and the way he went about his business. he taught me how to be a professional and play the game right. >> it was just so hard in fantasy camp when we went down and he showed up gave him a big hug told him i loved him and he said he was going to find a way to fight this and he did until the end. that's the type of person he was, man. he was just a great leader and just a great person. >> darren daulton was 55. his funeral will be private. his family says in lieu of flowers please donate to the darren daulton foundation which assists those battling
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brain cancer. the eagles are gearing up for their first preseason game of the year. thursday they will visit the packers in green bay. rain forced team indoors. they practiced in the bubble. nelson aguilar has had many great days during this training camp he's been often singled out by players and coaches but today is not one of those days. he had a case of the dropsies this morning. frank wright likes what he sees from his third year receiver despite that. >> i do think nelson has gotten over the hump hadn't a great spring and a great training camp. just making a ton of plays. we'll always have a miss or two every position does but very pleased with how he's playing making a lot of plays in this off season what's been on my mind was hard work. work hard every day. i'm not stopping now. i started something and i'm going to finish it. >> hopefully his troubles behind him and he can be a
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productive player this season. >> you got to root for him. >> good guy. >> he's always owned up to his own issues. >> catch that paul. >> absolutely. >> cecily tynan with the accuweather forecast when we continue in just a moment. >> ♪ how would you like to earn four times gas reward points? that'd be awesome... you can do that? just buy participating grocery items during the anniversary sale and you'll earn 4 times the gas reward points. groceries for gas rewards, i wish! right now, get pepsi, diet pepsi or mtn dew 2 liter bottles 88 cents, and lay's potato chips, buy one get one free. can i get one more wish?! the acme anniversary sale. it's just better.
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>> wet day but this system is now moving eastward trying to get out of here. >> it is. we have some scattered showers around but not the heavy rain like earlier. the action cam in shakespeare park outside the free library of philadelphia where kids never seem to mind the rain and grab an umbrella, go outside and play some chess in the pouring rain and we still have a a lot of clouds out there. live sky6 taking a look at the penn's landing area. the low clouds are there.
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we've got some scattered showers but again, those steady downpours from earlier have moved on. so, storm tracker6 live double scan showing we had a band of some light showers right over the i-95 corridor but there's a steadier band of showers in interior south jersey. we can zoom in on that and you can see hammonton crossing 206 south of glassboro over route 40, we've got some more moderate rain again not torrential rain. the rain will gradually be moving out as we head through the evening hours. let's talk temperatures because in addition to the rain, we had some really cool area. the low pressure was to the south. it brought us a rain influence offer off the ocean so temperatures struggling to make it into the low 70's. 69 degrees in philadelphia right now. normal high for this time of year 86. nowhere near that. allentown 67. trenton 68 degrees and cape may currently 71.
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satellite and radar showing that heavy steadier really focused over south jersey and delaware, some areas close to 6-inches of rain. that's moved on but if you look to the west, there's not mediate clearing. so, it's going to take awhile for us to pull in that drier air reason clear us all out. so, tonight mostly cloudy, some scattered showers around. if you're heading out maybe take an umbrella. philadelphia 66, allentown 62. cape may 69 and wilmington 66. tomorrow improvement. high pressure building in will bring us winds out of the northwest. that's a dry flow of air. so you wake up, it's still cloudy in the morning. by the afternoon those clouds clearing from the west to the east. the sunshine is back. low humidity, 82 degrees the high so temperatures on the cool side but not quite as cool as today. if you're down the shore tomorrow, again, morning clouds breaks of sunshine. you'll be getting a land breeze not a sea breeze. the green heads will be biting. beach haven 80 degrees, ocean city 79. that ocean temperature down to 72 degrees and bethany beach
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should make it up to a high of 80 degrees. we have a new tropical storm. it was formed last night. tropical storm franklin right now maximum sustained winds 60 miles an hour. it's 170 miles east-northeast of belize city moving northwest at 13 miles per hour so it should be crossing the yucatan peninsula as a tropical storm. then as it gets into the bay of campeche the middle of the week it likely will become a category one hurricane that moves into central mexico. it is no threat to the u.s. but definitely something you want to watch if you have any travel plans to mexico this week. so, the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, it gets better tomorrow. morning clouds, afternoon sunshine. the high up to 82 degrees. wednesday pick of the week. i'm heading to the zoo on wednesday. bright sunshine, low humidity, 83. and thursday looking really nice as well. 84 degrees. unfortunately as we head toward the weekend, it gets unsettled. friday it will be humid with some showers and thunderstorms developing, 81 degrees. the weekend keeping a chance of a thunderstorm or shower
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both days. otherwise, it's partly sunny and humid, temperatures in the mid 80's and monday also a possibility of some showers with a high of 84 degrees. so, we will improve tonight. next three days really nice. friday and the weekend unsettled weather returning. >> who are yous have -- visiting at the zoo. >> i think baby goats. they were born like last week. >> okay, billy the kid. abc's "world news tonight" with david muir next on channel6. please join us for "action news" at 11:00 on channel6. for cecily tynan, ducis rodgers, the entire "action news" team, i'm jim gardner. we hope you'll join us for "action news" at 11:00. >> ♪ every year south jersey sends
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more and more tax money to trenton, but gets less and less back thanks to steve sweeney and chris christie. here's the sweeney-christie record eight years of underfunded schools. huge tax breaks for themselves and their rich friends while we pay more. and homestead rebate funding for seniors cut in half next year. don't believe the fake news from his wealthy donors. steve sweeney stands with chris christie, not with south jersey.
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tonight, the severe weather slamming the east. the possible tornado late this afternoon. the pictures coming in now. in maryland, cars flipped, buildings ripped apart. the system from texas all the way up through d.c. and new york. also breaking, the manhunt under way right now. the rookie officer and army veteran, shot and killed during a traffic stop. heavily armed officers going door to door tonight. north korea's new warning to the u.s. this evening, promising a, quote, severe lesson. and tonight, vice president mike pence reacting to that report that he is preparing to run in 2020. the fbi joining the search for a violent criminal overpowering a deputy to a steering wheel and stealing his gun. three boy scouts reportedly shocked by a live power line. what we have now learned tonight. and made in america is


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