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forecast ffo announcer: local, live, late-breaking. this is wesh 2 news sunrise in high definition. the future of seaworld newsroom. how firefighters try to save a person trapped inside. michelle: donald trump prediction if he doesn' t become the nominee. thanks for waking up with us. jason: forget the months. it feels like summer. let'
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this is a view of the coast. we have people loving the warm water. we are in the 70' s. let' s get over to dave cocchiarella. dave: we are talking about the 70' s in the water but upper 80' s around central florida today. seeing some patchy fog around, not a huge deal so far. temperatures have dipped just a bit. ocala and the villages down to 70. 68 in orlando and 69 sanford. in cocoa beach, around 70. lower visibility out there because of the fog. things are pretty stable. there you have the stata light imagery. -- satellite imagery. as a matter of fact, this
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north of the orlando area, we are talking about a 30% chance. ted: looking at our roadways, not as active. northbound through the state road 44 area, left lane blocked. roadwork wrapped up on i-4 for the morning, that is good. turnpike construction around osceola parkway, getting reports of a crash on the turnpike northbound. jason: we are following breaking news from seaworld this morning. the park announcing the killer whale' s will no longer be in the long-term plans for the park. starting today, they will stop breeding the animals. the animals currently in the captivity will be the last in the park.
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are looking at right here starring those or cause. guests can check them out in viewing areas within their habitats. change in orlando will go into effect in three years. here is a statement from the company. "as society' s understanding continues to change, seaworld is changing with it by making this the last generation of workers in our care -- fo orcas in our care." a call is scheduled at 10 with some top seaworld officials where we learn more about this major shift for the park. michelle: more breaking news this morning. one person is dead after a lake county home caught fire. jason: it took several fire departments to put out the flames. it happened on mineola street.
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alex: they are still out here. you can see the fire truck behind me and they are watching -- we have been watching as fire crews make their way around the house, making sure there are no hot or anything of concern here this morning. firefighters made a heroic effort to rescue anyone trafford -- trapped in the house. paramedics were not able to revive that person they found. the home was up in flames when crews got here. of course, they got that fire out but the house was destroyed. officials will release the name of the person who died as soon as they notify family. mala city manager mark johnson
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"now is the time to pour out our love for this family." officials are planning to set up a donation drop-off point. they encourage other residents to test their smoke alarms and install new batteries. it is not known whether this house had working smoke alarms at the time of the fire. we will be following this investigation as soon as we get any new information, we will pass it along to you. jason: new information overnight about a deadly orlando shooting. a 26-year-old man was shot to death near holden and obt. another man at the scene was taken in for questioning. investigators have not said if he is a suspect. >> officers arrested five teens
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wales wednesday night. the car was burglaries across hillsboro, and polk counties. investigators have been called connected. jason: the 15-year-old accused of hitting and injuring a deputy is being charged as an adult. jancarlos ortiz is facing several charges, including second-degree attempted murder. michelle: that donald trump supporter who sucker punched a protester has been suspended. john mcgraw was allowed to stay in the rally and was not charged until the next day. the failure to act by the five deputies on the scene will not be tolerated.
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for a week and two others are suspended for three weeks. prompt is getting attention for what many are calling a warning. the front runner talks to cnn about the possibility of a brokered convention. he says picking a candidate that has fewer delegates than he has would be a bad idea. >> i think you would have riots. i am representing a tremendous -- many millions of people. michelle: next week' s debate was canceled when trump and john kasich said they did not plan to participate. jason: president obama' s supreme court nominee will be on capitol hill meeting with lawmakers. a handful of republican senators will sit down with merrick garland. mitch mcconnell says waiting for the next president' a fair and reasonable
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michelle: drivers who use the 408 are about to be impacted by the i-4 ultimate projects. the on ramp in downtown orlando is set to close tonight. a temporary ramp will take its place off of division street. jason: just a few hours from now, boca officers are teeing palmer invitational. michelle: the first competitors tee off at 7:45 this morning. you can watch the first rounds right here on wesh 2 weekend. dave: s right now scrambling for tickets and it is going to be a beautiful day. that is in terms of the forecast
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it percent chance late in the afternoon, but don' t let that ruin your plans. as you head out to the tournament, we are talking about a gorgeous forecast. misty conditions out there, so we are concerned about fog. 68 degrees in the orlando area, so it is awful humid. those days will continue into today as well. temperatures at 71-72 degrees. s today. likely result in a couple of showers. corridor. we will take you into the middle-upper 80' s, maybe as high as 88 degrees. ted: for your morning drive, a
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it is not far from the turnpike in lake county. little tiny bit of us know down -- a slowdown. this picture is going northbound through the state road 44 area. most of us are going to be getting on i-4 and not seeing delays.
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jason: 6:13. we are following breaking news. the killer whale program at sea world is ending. the park made the announcement just a few moments ago. there is no intent to breed anymore orcas. we will look more at the changes later. michelle: one person is dead county. they have still not identified
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jason: one person died in an orlando shooting. a 26-year-old man was shot to death near the chowder bay apartment complex. a major safety announcement affecting all future vehicles. michelle: now, emergency brakes are only in some vehicles. brett: this is a major change for the auto industry and drivers are going to have to adjust to their car stopping when you don' t touch the brakes. officials believe this is going to cut down on accident and save lives. starting in 2022, the technology will be standard for everyone. the official term for this, forward college and morning -- forward collision warning. it.
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the technology uses cameras and radar to detect imminent crashes. it decreases collisions by as much as 40%. getting fully implemented. it might take pickups and suvs a little longer. we still have to people from looking from their phone the entire time, but it might cut down on accidents. michelle: i think it will take drivers a little bit to get used to it. thank you brett. jason: things are back to normal for writers using the -- riders using the metro rail system in washington dc. this shutdown came in response to a series of electrical fires on the tracks. the chairman response --
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inconvenience. check out this photo showing six pounds of heroin found in a suitcase coming from mexico city. one person was arrested. michelle: sergeant bowe bergdahl is shedding light on his reasons for deserting. bergdahl left the post in afghanistan to draw attention to the leadership problem. his attorneys released a document showing when he left the post, officials determined or golf suffered from a -- bergdahl suffered from a personality disorder. police in brevard county are searching for a woman they say is making purchases with fake bills. rockledge police say the woman in this image gave a worker $100 bill in a cvs. he ran away when the worker
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s day. people are planning to do some things, a little celebrating. bring some water with them. dave: hydrate. things. water in between never hurts. sticky. we see nice conditions at the coast line. we see patchy fog at the inland areas. temperatures are in the middle-upper 60' s. we are staying very warm this afternoon. working at 72 degrees in the villages, 68 in winter haven. to the bus stop, certainly warm, kind of sticky. this afternoon coming home, some showers are going to be the
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north and west of the i-4 corridor, rain chances are out there. patchy forecast to start with at the bus stops, but a thunderstorm at the north of orlando. a southwest wind, why so warm? the southerly wind. that is where that chance of showers comes from later today and additional energy in the atmosphere. we may get thunder out of it all. active weather in marion lake and parts of flagler and northwestern volusia. we are talking about a very hot day. typically, we are 78 degrees but we are looking at 87. develop.
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north, but the afternoon, if you rumbles of thunder could be felt anywhere. rain chances low in the morning, high in the afternoon. the arnold palmer invitational will be saturday and sunday. beach and boating today, not a lot of swell. your seven-day forecast, stormy conditions for friday and saturday, a whole lot better. >> time to get the jackets back out again. >> we have a crash on john young parkway. we could always head over to obt to avoid that one. in the hills area near u.s. 27 at mile marker 288, a crash to the side. for the most part, a slow of traffic on the turnpike. westbound from seminole into orange, no delays yet on i-4
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jason: investigators in the panhandle are trying to figure out what -- this tractor-trailer rear-ended a school bus. police don' t believe alcohol or drugs played any role. more trouble involving the spring break card. michelle: a safety officer was -- suffered a dislocated soldier -- shoulder. jason: here is a trending story. a pro baseball player quit because he can' t have his kid in the clubhouse. the president of the chicago white sox told adam larose to dial back on how much time his 14-year-old son could see him. instead, he gave up the $14 million he was to make this year
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there are some reports that he might reconsider his decision and he may rejoin the team. michelle: maybe he just made it in a split second. new this morning, nike is unveiling its first self lacing sneakers. it only existed in the movie back to the future. the shoes allow the user to make the fit looser or snug ger by pressing a button. jason: i will not be getting them, i guess. i don' t think i could pull off that look. michelle: if you are just joining us, we are following two breaking news stories. jason: we will tell you about the change coming to seaworld' s killer whale program.
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alex: a minneola resident is dead after getting trapped in a house fire. what a neighbor says he saw when he got home. >> it will be warm and sticky in central florida, starting in the 60' s, headed towards the 80' s. we will see patchy fog.
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announcer: local, live, late-breaking. this is wesh 2 news sunrise in high definition. michelle: just hours ago, a lake county home burned down with one person still inside. why the firefighter' s are being called heroic. jason: out of seaworld, why the days of seeing killer whale' s at the park are now number. the major announcement just released. michelle: thanks for joining us. jason: top of the morning. it is saint patrick' s day. michelle: i thought you were going to do an accent. there we go. jason: 69 degrees at orlando
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amy sweezey is off. we don' t know if she is doing celebrating but dave cocchiarella is in. it is going to be a hot one. dave: it is going to be warm and muggy. it is going to settle in the 60' s and 70' s. some clouds out there, there is fog around. look at these current temperatures, way above normal. again, heading back up into the middle. not seeing significant visibility drops. down to a quarter of a mile, so that is one area we are watching. a chance for some showers and thunderstorms. we are talking about temperatures in the middle 80' s. north, up toward marion county, you could see a storm.
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6:20 9, opd is at columbia street, use obt as an alternate. looking at i-4, if you are going to go through 434 and lee road, not that bad. trouble spots are pretty quiet. we have weather and traffic info rotating at the bottom of the screen. >> we are staying on top of breaking news. seaworld announced they are ending the killer whale program at the parks. here are the details of this plan. orca breeding would end today. the shows would end in 2019. after that, you will only be able to see the animals in their natural habitat. when this generation dies, no more will be brought in. seaworld has been under pressure for years. things heated up after the 2010
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attendance has dropped after the release of the blackfish documentary in 2013. seaworld also announcing a partnership with the humane society to protect the oceans and educate themepark guests. we are going to hear more from seaworld' s ceo when he holds a conference call on all of this. we are staying on top of more breaking news out of lake county where one person has died in a house fire. michelle: the flames broke out in minneola on minneola street. alex villarreal is there this morning. alex: the big question, of course, how did this fire start? state fire marshal' s will be out here today, to start this investigation.
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here. checking for any areas of concern. we can see them out here right now, conducting those checks. the pieces of this home are badly charred. the rooftop is in pieces. other parts of the home, completely fallen apart. this photo shows just how huge these flames were. minneola' s fire chief says firefighters tried to rescue anyone trapped in the house but the one person they found could not be saved. the home was up in flames when crews got here just after 9:00. they did get the fire out that the house was destroyed. we talked to a neighbor who said he saw these flames as they went way up into the air and he was sorry to hear the family he had said hello to often had lost a
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officials will release the victim' s identity as soon as the family is notified. others did is gape with minor injuries. mark johnson calling on the family -- community to help the family with donations. we will that you know where the drop-off point is when that is announced. he urges residents to test their smoke alarms and put new batteries in. it is not known whether this house had working smoke alarms at the time of this fire. we will bring you updates on air and on jason: we know that community is going to come together. some of the most important people on election day are having problems getting paid. local poll workers received bad checks. how is the county resolving this? brett: they reacted quickly,
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organize, and distribute these checks. to get many people through this process and get them paid. they ended up getting bad checks. some found out from the board of elections, others from their bank. what exactly happened? >> we were contacted from adp and told they did not pull the funds from our checking account to cover the checks. >> some workers say it won' t stop them from doing it in the future. one of them telling us they have never seen a state agency work this fast. from the florida primary, you may remember some polling stations did not have enough ballots. michelle: new details this morning about a late-night shooting at an orange county apartment complex.
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gunfire at the chowder bay apartments complex. the 26-year-old died at the hospital. a man has been taken into custody but it is not clear if he has been charged. there is no word on a motive. we have called into deputies to see if an alleged carjacker is out of the hospital. he stole an suv with her dog still inside before crashing. >> i pulled the dashboard off and he was laying there in the back kind the seats. i grabbed him by his arms and pulled him away. >> andre palmer low got into a car. he crashed into a power pole several miles away. >> the car burst into flames, if it flames.
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ran to a nearby home. he was reunited with his owners. about spending millions of dollars for body cameras. plan. cams plus four years of maintenance. deputies with that technology. the president' s pick for the high court is not exactly getting a warm welcome. nicole killian with in the day ahead. >> judge merrick garland will meet with democratic senators with -- but it is republicans that will need more convincing. garland will make rounds with patrick leahy and harry reid. republicans have refused, saying it should be up to the next
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president obama says senators should do their job while garland -- not all republicans are giving garland the cold shoulder. several others say they are open to meetings. i am nikole killion, reporting. michelle: fallout for the military personnel who accidentally bombed and afghanistan hospital. more than a dozen people are being disciplined. the mistake killed 42 people at the doctors without borders facility. none of the personnel face criminal charges. jason: students returning to a marion county school after a teenager made it to campus -- nearly made it to campus with a gun. a family member noticed the teen and stopped him before leaving. the gun was never brought on
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the cdc will update florida health care workers about the fight against the zika virus. governor rick scott suggest in an update after asexually trends -- trent -- sexually transmitted case. the son of a music legend, frank sinatra junior, passed away in central florida. he became sick at his hotel. michelle: officials say he died at the hospital. he was traveling with his tour and was rehearsing in daytona beach for several days. he was set to perform at the peabody auditorium last night. years old. jason: a millionaire murder suspect is making a play to get out of prison. michelle: the decision
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home years after he was found guilty of killing his wife. jason: a woman came home to find these two gone. >> the orlando magic will be looking to rebound at home. they face off against the hornets last night. they ended the quarter with an eight point lead. the hornets pulled ahead. the magic host cleveland
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tipoff >> it is mornings like these that i am happy we get to sit in the air-conditioned studio. jason: dave, it is warm. dave: not bad for the 17th of july. oh. 17th of march. it is a little foggy. a low cloud deck is dropping. 68 right now in orlando and everyone is in this warm and
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into the harbor city , 63. down the brevard county off the water. 70 in ocala, lakeland is at 70, 69 in sanford. a warm, humid day. we are going to see temperatures getting all the way into the s. in your neighborhood, deep showers and a rumble of thunder. jason: at the roadways, a crash at obt, it does have a lane blocked. not about alternate to get around that one. i-4, nice-looking drive starting to heat up if you have to go from seminole into orange.
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eastbound through don young -- downtown orlando, clear. jason: a local man suspected of killing his wife could be out of prison for the first time in years. michelle: brett connolly with the court hearing. brett: a big day in court . he has maintained his innocence and now that the judge has overturn his conviction, he believes that entitles him to a new bond well he will awaits -- he awaits a new trial. he was convicted of second-degree murder and killing his wife. one legal analyst tells us getting a new trial stands -- very rare and ward stands a good release. >> when you are arrested, you guilty. >> after getting charged in
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that legal analyst telling us that track record showing up at every hearing could help him. the last five years in florida conviction. jason: we will watch that closely. new information this morning. investigators are trying to track down a burglar who stole these two puppies. the victim left her house to go to the store with a handyman. when she returned, these two english bulldogs had been taken. investigators are trying to determine if the handyman was involved. michelle: a marion county woman is out on bond after allegedly stealing from a charity.
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sharon gains -- the money was supposed to be used to help local women with breast cancer screenings and referrals to doctors. >> the whole community becomes a victim because you are affecting the ladies who need this type money to have their exams. the people who donated it. >> she is charged with grand theft and forgery. your top stories are next. jason: the today show is taking over at 7:00. here is a look at what they are working on. >> the showdown over president obama' s nominee for the supreme court as america arland -- merrick garland heads to capitol hill. we will get into that and talk to the president' s chief of staff. from seaworld, the future of its
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we will talk to the ceo. a new scam warning for police. families booking spring break vacations and showing up to find out their reservations don' t exist.
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>> it is going to be warm for you folks who have outdoor plans on st. patrick' s day. jason: it is sticky. dave: humid out there. we are feeling it. it is not going to be very pleasant. inland at the coast, brevard county has become a mess. visibility is down to a quarter mile or less. you can see misty conditions . brevard county from the airport, up in marion county, 70. 68 degrees in winter haven right now. 69 in sanford, so with that humidity, when air goes up, we get tall clouds.
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most of these don' t look all that bad. look at this out of brevard county. down and palm bay, all those areas are seeing reduced visibility' s. it is not on the way to school when there is real concerns. it is just warm and muggy. on the way home, that is a couple of isolated showers. this frontal boundary wants to slide south. it is being held up by a big dome of high-pressure. we will talk about a better chance of thunderstorms. rain with a southwest flow, mainly orlando. some of that could come in the form of a thunderstorm along the i-4 corridor because things are going to heat up. that seabreeze connecting with that front, may be the reason we see some thunderstorms in the
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even though the humidity is going to be there, we are talking about a decent a today. by sunday, it is really going to be magnificent out in bay hill. the winds are offshore. we are talking about a better situation tomorrow. there is that rain for today. the early part of the week is looking fine. ted: we have a crash in orange county, 6:52. if you are going to be going through there, use obt instead. how are things looking elsewhere? a crash on john young parkway. columbia street, causing a slowdown. use obt instead . i for into downtown orlando, the trouble spots are going to be
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michelle: these are the big stories we are following. seaworld. brett connolly has all the new details. brett: killer whale' s will no longer be in the long-term plans for the park. starting today, they are going to stop breathing the animals. the orc is in captivity will be the last for the park and will live out the rest of their lives at the complex. they will end the show starring the orc is. -- the orcas. a call is scheduled at 10:00 with seaworld' s ceo where we will learn more about this major shift. michelle: we have learned one person died in a house fire in lake county. the flames broke out around 9:00
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with minor injuries. jason: deputies investigating a murder at an apartment complex. on south rio grande avenue last night. michelle: orange county is working to fix an error which resulted in thousands of poll workers receiving bad checks. processing error. replacement checks were handed tomorrow. jason: the teen accused of hitting in orange county sheriff' s deputy. jen carlos ortiz hopped into a car and rammed into her when she tried to arrest him. michelle: drivers who use the 408 will be impacted by the i-4 ultimate project. a temporary ramp will take its blocks away off of division street.
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teeing off for the first day of the arnold palmer invitational. matt avery is the two-time defending champion of this tournament. the first competitors will tee off at 7:35 this morning. sunrise continues with traffic and weather on the st. patrick' s
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b michelle: we are getting another check of our traffic and weather. start us off. it is just michelle and the boys. >> it is foggy out there. dave: 67 degrees in melbourne and you can see any. visibility is down to a quarter of a mile. temperatures climbing up into the 80' s. there is a chance of showers and thunderstorms. >> let' s be prepared to have the windshield wipers on. opd is on scene for that one is a good alternate to get
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we have orange avenue atlanta street blocking, obt is the alternate. jason: coming up, we are turning things over to the today show. michelle: local coverage continues right now when brett joins me on cw18. brett: a major pet expo in town. most people are not allowed to you the latest and greatest. michelle: you can get news updates inside the wesh two mobile app. jason: you can stay connected to our forecast anytime by using first alert weather app. we will see you in the morning
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>> thank you for trusting first alert weather. thanks for watching. good morning. battle supreme. president obama's pick heads to the hill today. democrats pushing hard. >> have the guts, the guts to vote yes or no. arrival? we will talk to the president's chief of staff. where is the love? a new poll shows hillary clinton and donald trump are deeply unpopular even in their own parties while trump has a dire warning for the gop if there is a contested convention.


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