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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with rick williams, sara bloomquist, and meteorologist, david murphy. good afternoon in the news police search for a tire slasher
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that damaged cars in a philadelphia neighborhood and intruders target the home of connie murray just days after she is murdered in pennypack park. and the big news is the cleanup after flooding in parts of new jersey. people had to be rescued in millville, cumberland county. the flooding has now receded and we are getting a look at the damage, and lets begin our coverage with karen rogers with a look at the rain totals overnight. >> that is right stormtracker 6 live double scan showing us we are dry right now. lets look at these numbers as we watch this rain progress. in allentown, not a lot of just over an inch in philadelphia.
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but newcastle, delaware, 2.5 inches of rain fell. we are looking at significant totals in new jersey, just under 9 inches of rain at the millville airport in cumberland county, new jersey, things are changing now and it's all off the coastline, in cumberland and parts of atlantic and ocean county new jersey, satellite 6 showing the rain in motion showing the rain as it moved out of here to the north and east. we were socked in clouds and now we'll see partly sunny skies and some clouds are still down at the shore. how will it feel today, it's rather humid, with dew points between 65 and 70 degrees currently through the area. that is lower and feeling a bit more comfortable out there right now. if you are headed to the big
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atlantic city air show, at 1:00 this afternoon still dealing with lots of clouds at that point. the temperature recovering heading to 77 at 1:00 p.m. partly sunny skies at 3:00 p.m. and 79 degrees at 6:00. and that rain is ending just in time for the atlantic city air show. >> thank you karen, we'll check back in later. lets go to katherine scott for more from south jersey. >> people were forced to evacuate their homes because of high water and the smell of natural gas, a lot of water has receded and the lawn was covered in water and the street was covered in water and the damage remains, look at this home, the walls collapsed in the basement and one woman was inside of the basement when this happened but
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residents were able to pull her out after the collapse of the walls. and can you see the inflatable shark, a pool toy floating, there is significant damage to the homes here, there is no word when the owners of these homes will be able to return home. in millville, katherine scott, channel 6 "action news.." >> thank you katherine. can you stay on top of the changing weather by visiting the new 6abc.com, go to 6abc.com/weather for storm tracker 6 radar, both the hourly and storm tracker forecast. all right moving on to other news, a police officer was hurt while she was directly traffic around the flooding overnight in atlantic city. a car slammed into her patrol car on north albany avenue before 1:00 p.m. the person was taken into custody for dui. the philadelphia police department is mourning the death
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of an officer today. seth stelfox crashed his motorcycle on the pennsylvania turnpike yesterday on the turnpike. police say the officer was off duty at the time and the crash remains under investigation by state police. rescuers were called to this block in burlington, ocean county, the first floor collapsed into the basement. they heard a noise during storm but couldn't figure out what it was, when they looked this morning, they saw the foundation in the front of their home gave way, and they are shoring up the home to prevent further collapse. a woman crashed her car into a business in newcastle county, and it shows the damage to the music and art store in mill vehicle. police are trying to figure out why the driver lost control, she
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was rescued from her vehicle and taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. police are investigating the home of connie murray, she was found dead in pennypack park last week. her husband christopher confessed to strangling her during an argument. both suspects were taken into custody as they were leaving the property. several people woke up to find their tires slashed into northeast philadelphia, about 10 cars were damaged on the 5800 block of north akron street. so far they have not named any suspects. philadelphia is making its pitch today to host the democratic national convention in 2016, mayor michael nutter, senator rendell greeted the delegates in center city. the city is one of five bidding
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to host the convention along with birmingham, columbus and brooklyn and phoenix, arizona. meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of people are packing the boardwalk in atlantic city as the 12th annual air show gets underway, "action news" reporter amy buckman is live in the middle of all the action with the latest. >> reporter: you can see that the boardwalk is crowded with folks waiting for the airplanes to begin flying over head, the weather last night was not great but today the sun is out and the only thunder we'll hear is that from the planes over the boardwalk. >> by midmorning, the boardwalk was filled with people carrying their blankets and chairs and cooler, ready to see the acrobatics, and of course the thunderbirds, they were not part of the show last year because of
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government budget shut down. >> what do you love about the show? >> the thunderbirds, they were here last year but we have been coming for eight years now. >> he staked out a great viewing spot by 8 and avenue. >> the boy in me that wanted to be a pilot. the jet planes, the speed and they have equipment, jet planes that stop, we think of a helicopt helicopter, just phenomenal stuff. >> he came from overbrook but others came from far away. >> what did you enjoy about the show? >> the atmosphere, the planes were awesome. the noise, the people. >> tourism officials say that the draw of events like this is the key to the future success of atlantic city. about 800,000 people are expected to watch from the beaches of brigantine down to ocean city. i think for everybody it's a
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chance for us to catch our breath and enjoy a patriotic great event and hopefully build towards the future. >> and the excitement here is going to get underway any minute, anybody see planes up there yet? we are ready for them as soon as they get here and chopper 6 is flying in the air show as well. we'll be sure to bring you shots of everything coming up later on "action news" at 4:00. live here at the atlantic city boardwalk, i'm amy buckman, channel 6 "action news" well taney dragons gear is now on sale. they are selling team apparel on their website as the team gets ready for their serieses in williamsport. our live coverage from williamsport begins this afternoon and "action news" reporter chad pradelli brings all the excitement today at 4:00. still to come on "action news" at noon, new developments in iraq, when the united states,
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or what the united states is considering today. we have the latest. and the men behind the mystery on the brooklyn bridge, who is claiming responsibility for the infamous flag swap. and karen rogers will have the cleat accuweather forecast. welcome home! woah, this kitchen is beautiful! give him the tour. let me show you! soft-close drawers, farm sink! where's my room? we had to take just a little bit for the kitchen. ranked highest in customer satisfaction. ikea kitchens.
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the u.s. is reportedly considering an air evacuation for refugees forced out because of fighting in iraq, in the meantime france is sending weapons to extremist, fights in iraq. and there is the possibility of sending a force there as well. the united states has performed several air strikes and sent troops to act as -- police used tear gas to disperse crowds that congregated to press for answers on brown's death. the teen was killed by an officer on saturday. the fbi is investigating the shooting. two men are now claiming responsibility for the flag swap on the brooklyn bridge, the german artists told the new york time that they replaced the
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american flags with white flags last month. they simply wanted to celebrate the german man that built the bridge. and they did it on the anniversary of his death. a sinkhole opened in one pennsylvania parking lot and trap aid woman in her car, this is ross township monroe county, a 60 inch storm pipe chanced causing the gushing water and giant hole. natalie gusterson's car was in the hole but didn't know it until they drove away. >> i backed up and i was tilting and i was swaying and kept drifting back and realized i was stuck in this hole. natalie called the owner of the tanning salon she just left and they helped her climb out of the
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window. hollywood is mourning the death of iconic actress, lauren bacall, the wife and costar of humphrey bogart and emmy award winner. she died yesterday in new york city, lauren bacall was 89 years old. the san francisco giants paid tribute to one of their most loyal fans, robin williams, last night. they showed pictures of the actor and had a moment of silence. the coroner says he hanged himself. williams suffered from severe depression. day dreaming again?
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well, this afternoon we'll get an update on the financial health of new jersey casinos, we'll know how much money the gambling operations took in last month just as atlantic city embraces for three casinos to shut down, showboat and. residents were hesitant to spend money, retail sales were flatd in july and auto feelers saw losses and spending is stagnant despite improvement in the job market. the center for disease control
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can practice an ebola safety drill today. it was aimed at intercepting travellers that were traveling with the virus, the ebola epidemic has killed 1,000 people in an outbreak since the disease was discovered. they using the venom of bees and snakes and scorpions to stop the growth of cancer cells, they used it to target malignant cells, it's in the early stages but is making way with breast cancer and melanoma. a new study shows alcohol based hand sanitizer does nothing to slow down the rate of sick days. half the students were hand washing and the others were
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given hand sanitizers in the classroom. in both groups the number of sick days was just about the same. lets check in with alicia vitarelli live in the newsroom with a look ahead. hi alicia. >> a big talker, the washington red skins making a new push to defend their name, we'll tell you what they had to say to critics today. and a teenager decides to live inside on his own inside of a wal-mart, how he managed to stay inside for days before someone found him. and a makeup bag full of products you never use. how to find the perfect makeup without going to the store to try it on. you can take us on the go and watch us live streaming on your smart phone or your tablet. >> thank you accuweather is
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karen rogers is back with more on the forecast. >> looking at stormtracker 6 live double scan we are dry through most of the region, i want to go a little closer to our street level view, with double scan you can pick up a little bit. the rest of the area is dry and that is the system exiting the coastline, lets head outside and show you what it looks like in cape may, new jersey, they are
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on the beach enjoying it after heavy rainfall yesterday, a good day and lots of clouds in cape may, some sunshine poking through right now and the current conditions, the current temperature is 76 and it will gradually lower humidity over the next couple of days. the pressure is rising, 78 in the city and even in the lehigh valley, you are in the upper 70s? >> 76 on the coastline there in atlantic city. if are you going to the big air show there. lets look at the numbers, areas that got hit hard. millville, cumberland county, 8.9 inches of rain and 7.25 in manahawin and chads worth 4.76 and over 3 inches in middletown, delaware, we are dealing with flooding after that rainfall. that pushed on out of here and we have clouds in and out of here, the rain is done and we
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see showers well to the north and we talked about a sprinkle in the poconos, and that is it, that is all taking out to the north and east. as we look to the east, that is pushing out and we'll have a string of nice days after the heavy rainfall we had. at the shore 80 degrees and clouds and sunshine and a nice afternoon at the shore with the humidity gradually lowering, partly sunny and breezy, by 4:00 p.m. in the city 83 and 7:00 p.m., 79 degrees, wait until you see the seven-day forecast. here is your exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, clouds and sunshine through the afternoon with 83 for your high and dew points continue to drop slowly so it will become more comfortable as the afternoon wears on and a bit less humid. tomorrow is nice, less humid and 80 for your high and lots of sunshine and feeling good,
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friday is sunny and cool for august, 79 degrees, leading into a nice weekend once again, saturday is beautiful, 82 degrees and mostly sunny skies and sunday is a touch warmer and 86, it starts to feel a bit more humid and a chance for a spotty thunderstorm, it will be late in the day on sunday, and it shouldn't spoil your evening plans too much for the weekend. on monday you start the next work week, clouds and sunshine and a chance for a spotty thunderstorm, and tuesday mostly sunny skies and 87, maybe a shower. not seeing any signs of any significant rain and maybe some thunderstorms coming your way late in the seven day period. a nice recovery here. can we see a heat wave. >> no we'll keep the temperatures in the upper 80s. >> sounds good, thank you karen. >> you didn't take notes. finally this noon, local children performed exskits they
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wrote about fire safety. 12 awards were given out about outstanding cast and best actor and best message. they look great. >> now, for meteorologist, david murphy, rick williams and karen rogers and it's entire "action news" team i'm sara bloomquist have a great afternoon.
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