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good morning everyone, it is had 30:00, monday, march 14, here's what we're following for you. a police officer in maryland is shot to death on the job. he grew up in delaware a live report is coming up. an suv plows into a southwest philadelphia laundery matt while people were inside. it's a rainy, monday get ready to use the wipers and umbrellas in the you're on the go. let's get weather and traffic with david murphy and karen rogers. >> reporter: we're off to a wet start, melissa magee was talking
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about this last night. future tracker is showing you what she showed you, and now we have it on radar. fairly steady cells in the western suburbs, more stuff coming out of baltimore maryland and up toward philadelphia. during the morning commute we'll see this and it will taper off to spotty showers throughout the day. 46 in allentown. it's cool out there, we're getting a breeze off the ocean on top of an area of low pressure that's producing these showers that are coming off the ocean today. bus stop forecast cloudy skies, wet conditions, 46 by 6:00. 47 by 8:00 a.m. a jacket required and rain gear. as we roll through the day it stays cloudy and dreary. 47 degrees by 9:00 a.m. 48 by 11:00. i expect the high to be 49 degrees around 1:00 p.m., we start to settle back into the
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mid 40s by dinnertime. rain in the morning arena showers on and off through the afternoon and evening. i'll show you that on future tracker 6 coming up. karen, tomorrow starts out damp, will we end up dry? >> reporter: you keep working on it. looking at the boulevard, that's the southbound traffic heading toward the schuylkill expressway, you can see the cars driving through the spray coming back on the windshield behind you, it is a wet one out there. we have ponding and puddling on the roads. watch out for that. the burlington bristol bridge is up, head to the turnpike connector bridge. this is a good shot. you can see the rain coming down under the streetlight. you can see the ponding often roadways. this is upper state road at bristol road. we have an accident mill road at easton road. watch for crews on the scene.
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take it easy with the roads being wet, tam. an emotional picture coming out of maryland, police officers joining hands in memory of a murdered colleague this case has a direct tie to the area. jacai colson was born in delaware county and went to school there. police say he was executed that's the word they used in an act of evil. katherine scott is live in boothwyn where officer coleson graduated. >> reporter: good morning, tam, officer jacai colson was born here, he went to chichester high school and four year veteran of the prince county police department. police officers joined hands outside the hospital after jacai colson was killed in an unprovoked attack in high yatsville maryland.
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-- hiyattsville maryland. authorities say around 4:30 a gunman fired at the first officer he saw outside the district 3 station affirm gun battle followed with several officers firing back at the suspect. that suspect was wounded, but is expected to survive. a second suspect was arrested soon after. colson an undercover narcotics officer was pronounced dead at the hospital. jacai was important to his family, he is important to this entire community. we have another mother who is without her son, for that we are deeply sorry. we are deeply sorry. >> reporter: and police say the officers were in no way engaging with the suspect before this happened, so the motive into the shooting remains under investigation. we're live in boothwyn, katherine scott channel 6 "action news." thank you for that. new jersey state trooper sean cullen will be laid to rest this afternoon, first the public viewing for the 31-year-old
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father who was engaged to be married will be held in cinnaminson this morning from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at saint charles borromeo church. a funeral malice will occur at noon. cullen was hit by a car on 295 while responding to a crash. amtrak train derailed in southwest kansas around 1:00 a.m. our time. these are the first pictures in from the scene. this is the town of cimer ron. five cars are on the side. there are reports of injuries, but no numbers have been released yet. we have video where an suv barreled into a laundromat. the crash happened on the 1100 block of cobbs creek parkway. the driver was taken to penn
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presbyterian hospital for treatment. police have two suspects in custody in connection with a pair of unrelated stabbings in center city. latest attack happened at broad and afternoon and 6th last night. two young men were buying drugs from another man, an argument ensued leading to the stabbing. a 24-year-old man was fatally stabbed in rittenhouse square early sunday morning. authorities say the victim was celebrating saint patrick's day, when a homeless veteran attacked and killed him. the family of nadji steely is pleading for the killer to come forward, the 18-year-old was caught in the crossfire of a nearby gun battle. new jersey senate is getting ready to vote on a state
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takeover of atlantic city until atlantic city adopts a fiscal austerity plan. governor chris christie backs the plan. but the mayor said the gambling resort suffers everyday that state officials refuse to help. turning to the race for president. it's the eve of voting in five states, illinois, missouri, north carolina, florida and ohio. the republican winner in ohio and florida take all the delegates. delegates of split in the other states. that means it's down to the wire for republicans trying to hold off donald trump. eth moten. >> reporter: donald trump's image also have been seen around the world. there's a lot to lose for the
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two men who live in the home states of florida and ohio. >> reporter: this morning, donald trump under fire as violence and protests continue to break out at his rallies. it's totally organized, they are not protesters they are disrupters, they are supposed to disrupt. >> reporter: more secret service agents are surrounding the gop frontrunner after one man rushed the stage as trump spoke. but as trump's rivals on both sides were circling on the attack. he is trafficking in hate and fear. >> reporter: no matter what it takes i will not take the low road to the highest office in america. >> reporter: the violence has been a distraction from the race for the white house, a path that leads through the delegate-rich states of florida and ohio
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tomorrow. after tuesday we'll see this race narrow to a two-person race. >> reporter: ohio poll has john kasich leading trump in the buckeye state. but marco rubio is trailing in his home state of florida. democrat bernie sanders is hoping for the same. polls in the five states voting tomorrow have him behind hillary clinton. we think we have a chance to win here in ohio. >> reporter: today the trail in ohio will get another familiar face one of donald trump's bringingest critics mitt romeny will campaign for john kasich, including an election-receive rally tonight. kenneth moten channel 6 "action news." st. joe's is one of three local big five teams heading into march madness. the hawks won the a-10 title. "action news" was there as they
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brought home the trophy. they are an 8 seed and play cincinnati on friday. cats take on unc asheville in brooklyn on friday. temple is a 10 seed going up against iowa on friday. if nova and temple win their openers they will play each other next. i don't want the players to take this for granted. the phone didn't blow up last year, it blew up a little before 6:00, i was grateful that it was blowing up. it meant we were in. this group is the same since august. >> reporter: tournments start to tomorrow with the first four games, so it's time to print out your braghts and fill them -- brackets and fill them out. next on "action news" at 4:30,le simon gratz high school students are taking a field trip
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that is deeply personal. we have record rain down south and more on the record flooding. >> reporter: we have rain across the region, jackets required for temperatures in the 40s, rain gear, maybe on the way home, as well. i'll have storm tracker 6 live double scan with that story coming up next. so how old is the second most famous groundhog in pennsylvania? i don't have enough fingers ben!
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morning everyone. time to start a brand new workweek. we're live at philadelphia international airport and we're dealing with some rain. david it looks like it's on it's off, it's on it's forever a good part of the day. >> reporter: i think it will be on for the next couple of hours and steady in spots, but you're right, tam, it's dreher for -- dreary for the rest of the day. currently if you look out toward
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pottstown and boyertown and green lane. just above norristown you're getting a steady s.w.a.t. -- swath of rain coming through. this will put ponding and put puddling on the roadwayses. as we come closer to philadelphia, it's heavier rain. in and out of rain drops there, of course it takes a little while for the roads to dry out, once you get a steadier cell through, media saying goodbye to one of those, as well. in new castle county, delaware, you're getting the heavier pieces of precipitation. we're looking at the back edge of the steadier rain coming outsful baltimorement after that we are -- baltimore. after that we stay wet and
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dreary. as we look south atop morgan hall toward center city it's looking gray and dank. 46 is the high. winds out of the east/northeast at 14 miles per hour coming in off the ocean on top of a warm front from the south trying to push in our direction. future tracker 6 showing between now and 9:00 a.m. we're wet. 1:00 we're breaking it down to scattered precipitation, so clothed and damp. 3:00 p.m., not raining all at once, but it's a good idea for the kids to stay geared up with rain gear. 6:00 p.m. it's damp for the evening rush hour, even at 11:00 p.m., cloudy and drizzle around and spotty showers. 47 degrees by 8:00. 48 by 10. 49 by noon dropping into the 40s by the time we head into
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dinnertime. high temperatures around the region, 49 in philadelphia, 47 in allentown, 57 in cape may, not a big spread. tomorrow morning we have more spotty shower activity, some of this will continue up until midday. during the afternoon we expect to crime out and return sunshine to the picture. the seven day from accuweather. today's high, 49 degrees cloudy and damp, it will be windy today, as well. with winds off the ocean gusting at times up to 30 miles per hour. breezy and milder on tuesday, more lingering showers in the morning, perhaps sun late high of 62. breezy and warm on wednesday, the high going up to 70 degrees, the spotty shower is possible late in the day. for st. patrick's day, spotty shower, not a washout. 65. sun on friday, showers showers on sunday. go to 6abc.com for the latest weather information storm
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tracker 6 live free for your smart phone at the app store that's a good idea today and tomorrow as we'll have showers around. swollen rivers in louisiana continue to tip over their banks causing widespread flooding. nearly five thousand homes are submerged by floodwaters. cars are seen floating down what once were streets. at least four people have died in the flooding, including a 6-year-old child. flooding is causing intense trouble in the mississippi. happening today, a judge could order new punishment for the a woman convicted of an attack on a gay couple in philadelphia. the judge sentenced her five months in jail for her attack in center city. her attorney called the sentence excessive ascertain pushing for probation instead. the judge is going to hear the motion today. we have details on a car recall. that's up next on "action news."
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looking live at wet roads, wet bridges out there. looking live at the ben franklin bridge, that's westbound traffic
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coming into the city. very light volume starting you off. the roads are wet, the bridges are wet. you will want to slow the speeds down a little bit. i-95 approaching cottman southbound traffic heading toward center city moving just fine. you can see crowley be dealing with ponding and -- you can see you'll be dealing with ponding and puddling. gulph mills, i notice in the shots as the people drive by, you can see the splash back on the windshields. watch for that. the big picture speeds are in good shape this morning, no major problems. we had an accident in upper moreland. they are in the process of clearing this ut-oh. clearing this out, mill road was blocked, but it's open now, they are in the process of cleaning it out. teams from simon gratz wants lawmakers to pass a state
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budget that includes fair funding for public schools. they plan to rally and speak at the capitol this morning. the state budget was due back on june 30th of last year. talking now about your first look the at business at the big board, nissan is recalling 47,000 electric cars because of brake problems involving 2013 to 2015 the leaf cars. there's a problem with the computer and electronic brake booster that needs to be reprogrammed. it's having trouble in cold weather. cars can't stop. they will make the repairs for free. chipotle executives have received 15 million-dollar pay cut. restaurants around the nation dealt with illness outbreaks related to the food. despite the cut, the executives
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will make more than $1 million overall. the major stock indices are up on friday, the dow gained 212 points, futures are pointing to a lower open. researchers at mitt and hard -- mit and harvard plan to up load faster. a brawl breaks out off the ice at a local skate rink. we'll be right back.
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is 5:00 a.m. on this monday, march 14. developing this morning, a fast-moving fire tears through one north philadelphia home to another. a family of a teen who was killed by a stray bullet pleads for her killer to come forward. we're live with the story. airline passengers heading to new jersey describe the unexpected stop that the flight made over the weekend. does not look very comfy. let's talk built -- about the rain with dave and karen rogers has traffic. >> reporter: we have rain coming down heavily highlighted in yellow in northern montgomery

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