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>> breaking overnight in orange county, what detectives are telling us about the search for a suspect. >> a major detour set to go in effect in a few hours. this will last for weeks. good morning, central florida. >> it is monday, 5:30. >> troy and amy are also joining us. >> the weekend is over. it is time to start the work week. we are talking about patchy fog but a warmup before some rain. we'll detail the timing. >> we have more than one issue on the roads unfortunately. >> we'll get back to you in a second. we have breaking news in orange county where highway patrol troopers are on the scene of a
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it is happening at americana boulevard. mark lehman is at the scene. what else have you been able to find out about the drive accused in this. >> all this remains under investigation at this time. we just got an update from happened. they say it happened on this intersection off orange blossom trail. there were cars stopped when another drive came along. take a look at the extensive damage to this vehicle here on the scene. that is where one person died in this deadly hit and run accident. here's the video from when we first arrived. troopers say the crash happened after 3:00 a.m. four vehicles were involved. one person died and troopers say one of the drivers took off after the crash but that person didn't get far. we learned the vehicle and the driver are this custody of troopers. that driver right now is in the
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injuries from this accident. as we come back here live, right now, all northbound lanes of orange blossom trail are shut down while this crash remains under investigation at this time. just one lane is getting by southbound on orange blossom trail. we'll stay here throughout the morning. i'm told the public information officer from fhp just arrived on the scene. we'll get an update in a couple of minutes. anything we learn new we'll keep you updated. >> we'll see you soon. this is impacting the roads right now. >> let's get the latest from amy with how to get around all that. amy? >> that is a well traveled area. one of those southbound lanes are passable. northbound lanes are not. what you might want to consider doing, consider taking john young parkway. if you are traveling that stretch, it looks like that could be closed. allow yourself extra travel time to get through that delay. it is going to be a good issue. stick with john young parkway.
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should be clearing up on west colonial drive at apopka vineland. we have one westbound lane blocked because of an overnight accident. now for your forecast, we'll welcome in troy bridges. good morning, troy. >> good morning. we are starting cool. a little bit of a patchy fog. where we would be seeing it is along i-4. i checked on visibilities, we are looking a-ok. 55 in orlando. 52 in ocala. 57 in palm coast. 63 at cocoa beach. beach. look at the warmup. rain chances at 20% with increasing clouds. coming up, we'll talk about more rain for tomorrow and just about a big cooldown behind it.
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>> this is happening along washington street in new smyrna beach. johnny fernandez is live at that scene. you just talked to police. what is the latest? >> what we know this morning is those two people that were transported to a hospital, no word -- police are focusing their investigation on washington street. they have the whole street blocked off as they try to piece this together. they tell me the reason it is blocked off, they have found blood on the street so they are still trying to put the pieces of the puzzle together. here's what we know so far. police tell me they got a call about this shooting around 2:50 this morning. they tell us they did find blood on washington street. right now, police continue to talk to witnesses and collect evidence to try to really help them understand what happened. we know police, they do believe
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they are not looking for the gunman. we are back live. we are trying to ask police a number of questions, like i said. once i get new information, i'll pass the update on air and online at, powered by news 6. >> thank you. we'll check in with you later. >> following news overnight from orange county. detectives are searching for three suspects after a shooting outside a restaurant. it happened during a robbery in the parking lot on lancaster not far from oak ridge high school. deputies say the victim was rushed to the hospital. investigators say they are trying to figure out if the victim was a target or if the robbery was random. we are also following more breaking news from overnight coming out of brevard county. >> a mystery in meritt island after the bodies of two people
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discovery was made last night along indian street. right now, investigators aren't saying how these people died. kirsten is is live in brevard county. neighbors are talking about the people who lived there. >> it is a tight knit neighborhood. neighbors are telling us they are sad to hear this news. they say this is the home where those people lived. it was a family with a young child who the neighbors used to see out here in the yard. overnight, the house was covered in crime tape. we have been pressing the morning. we did get a response from them but all they are saying right now is this is a death investigation. we found out from fire and rescue crews that two people were found inside this home. neighbors tell us it is a
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>> passing by, i'm not sure what happened but i'm going to miss him. >> neighbors tell us the concern about the girl, the daughter who lived in the home. we have been asking the sheriff's office about that child and they are refusing to tell us about her condition. we'll talk to the sheriff's office this morning and find out what led investigators to this house. as soon as we get an update, we'll post that to our website,, powered by news 6. >> all right, thanks. >> this morning, we are getting our first look at the man orlando police say opened fire. this is an old mug shot. we checked court records and found out he served time in the past for armed robbery. he opened fire in front of
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>> we were just walking quietly. he went behind the counter and started shooting. >> i was terrified. it could have been me or my daughter. >> police say stevens was tracked down a few miles away. at last check one of the victims remains in critical condition. stevens was taken to the hospital. as soon as we gets out, he'll be transferred to jail. >> a huge detour for thousands of drivers in brevard county. it is not just a couple of hours we are talking about, it is for more than a month. starting later tonight crews will shut down a stretch of wickham from eau gallie boulevard to aurora road. the closure is being done so crews can improve drainage. the shutdown will last until april. drivers will have to do a four mile detour to get around that mess. city officials are warning people to be ready for a lot of extra traffic in the area and to leave plenty of extra time to get where you need to be. >> troy bridges is tracking some
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>> more cloud cover as the day progresses. rain really increases tomorrow. we are cool, cool enough for a jacket. 55 in orlando. with calm winds, we are pinpointing some patches of fog. visibility down to a half mile at cape canaveral. here's the bus stop forecast, warming quickly to 82 degrees by 3:00 today. even though we'll have mostly cloudy skies. only a 20% chance for rain. kids will need the short sleeves but not so much the rain dpeer. we'll talk about when we need the rain gear. first, let's check on the roads with amy in the napleton traffic center. busy this morning. what is happening. >> it is busy. unfortunately, we have an update about this accident working over on obt. it is not a good one. we have north and southbound lanes closed. this is happening right at that busy intersection of orange blossom trail and americana boulevard. i still recommend taking john young parkway as your alternate. if that changes, i'll let you know. for now, we have both sides of
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accident. the rest of your major arteries are moving along fine. either direction of i-4 this morning, construction is picking up. no major slowdowns. a nice quiet look outside at i-95, moving nicely through the melbourne area. back to you. >> thanks, amy. it is 5:40. a big week for election 2014 as the field of candidates got smaller. >> an orange county deputy who investigators say was deliberately hit by a car speaks out about her injuries. what she says about her future as deputies search for the suspect. >> one person has been killed in a hit and run crash. parts of orange blossom trail is closed as troopers investigate. >> you are watching news 6 getting results for orange city,
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>> a busy stretch of orange blossom trail remains shut down after a deadly hit and run crash. these are live pictures from the scene. troopers tell us one person has died. they say the driver took off from the scene but is in custody at the hospital. we'll have another update on how to get around the crash coming up in minutes. >> breaking news overnight in brevard county where deputies
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led to the deaths of two people found inside this home. the victims were found in the house on indian street late last night. investigators aren't releasing information on the victims who died. >> breaking news overnight from overseas. at least 20 people are dead in fiji following the cyclone winston that. storm packed winds at 180 miles an hour and het the island on saturday. the state of emergency has been declared there. officials say the death toll will likely rise as searchers continue checking the island. >> deputies are urge ago 15-year-old boy who they say deliberately hit one of their own to turn himself in. this is his picture. john carlos hit mar see pierce while she was trying to arrest him on a burglary warrant. detectives say at one point ortiz hit the gas on his car knocking peerson to his hood.
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she spoke out for the first time since suffering a fracture to her foot and scratches to the head. >> i'm going to be ok. anyone who knows this i'll get through this and i'll be happy again. i have this life ahead of me. i'm going to make the most of it. >> she is a strong woman. the teen who hit pierce has a criminal history including assault on an officer. >> students will return to class for the first time since the arrest of a teacher. he was arrested after deputies say he had sex with a 17-year-old former student. police say he picked her up, drove her to the school and had sex with her in a classroom. officials say he has been moved to an area with no student contact while the investigation continues. >> a busy week as voters head to the polls and a big name
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campaign. first, it is a huge victory for south carolina for donald trump. it appears the race is coming down to three candidates, trump and senators marco rubio and ted cruz. >> south carolina was the end of the road for former florida governor jeb bush. after coming in fourth place in the matchup, bush said he was stepping down leaving five republicans vying for the nomination. >> i'm proud of the campaign we have run to unify our country and to advocate conservative solutions that would give more americans the opportunity to rise up and reach their god given potential but the people of iowa and new hampshire and south carolina have spoken and i really respect their decision. >> on the democratic side, hillary clinton is celebrating a big win in saturday's nevada caucuses. she beat rival bernie sanders 57
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meanwhile the republicans are focused on this week's nevada caucuses. >> in consumer watch, when drivers were getting used to low gas prices, prices at the pump are expected to go up again. the average for a gallon in the sunshine state is one cent lower than last week when prices rose two days last week. experts say it is all because of fluctuating oil prices. for now, the national average sits at $1.71 for regular while floridians pay more at $1.74 a gallon. i need some gas right now. >> a california family is celebrating quite the lottery win. >> that's because not one but two family members hit the jackpot. >> i'm like, my god. i was hyperventilating. i was like kim kardashian ugly crying. >> i don't know if it sunk in because it is so ridiculous. >> she won $6 million after
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off game. they have been lottery together since they were 1. they say they're persistent finally paid off. the twins haven't made any big purchases but they say their biggest splurge so far was 0 pairs of socks. >> you always need socks. >> not just one or two, 20. >> why not? i would too. >> today we are talking about a nice start. no big problems until we head into tomorrow where we pinpoint some rain chances that will be on the increase. patchy fog this morning. i have just checked on visibilities and most areas are ok except areas near cape canaveral. here's a big area of high pressure dominating the weather over the weekend. around it, that clockwise flow sending in those south winds and -- that's why today we can expect the 80's for afternoon highs. the average high, 75 for most spots. today we are getting up to 82 in
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tomorrow. most areas good. we are seeing some improvement. look at the temperatures, a jacket heading out door. 50 in ocala. 57 at palm coast. 56 56. here's a look at your accurate forecast. >> notice the sky as we take you into the future. a window into each of these time periods shows plenty of cloud cover but even though we'll see a lot of clouds and a slight chance for a few showers at 20%, we are warming well into the 80's in many spots spots. there are your evening temperatures. we are at 70 pi 8:00 tonight. 67 at 10:00. a mild night because of all those clouds in place acting as a blanket. 30% coverage of rain will be a factor tonight. making evening plans, rain will
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the clouds and rain forecast as we step you through the day. you see the white indicating cloud cover. the green indicating a few showers. we'll see showers off and on at 20% this afternoon. we have south winds, and we'll increase rain chances a bit. notice more of it through the afternoon so tomorrow afternoon, the drive home from work and your evening plans look wet. we'll continue with rain chances on wednesday. today, a mix of clouds and sun before more and more clouds this afternoon and 79 in ocala. up to 78 in daytona beach. 81 in sanford. 82 in orlando. rain chances only at 20% this afternoon. but tomorrow, up to 40%. 50% into your wednesday. and then we cool down behind the front. we are going from 82 on wednesday afternoon, down to 54 into early thursday morning. highs only in the mid 60's
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let's check on the roads now with amy who has been busy all morning. >> thank you. here's what is going on. in the past half-hour, we went from the northbound haens being closed to northbound and southbound being closed. this is over that deadly hit and run accident that happened overnight. both directions are closed down. i recommend taking john young parkway. we do not know when that will be reopening. allow yourself extra travel time even though that detour will get busy. we are doing ok elsewhere. construction on the shoulder for the day. direction. speaking of which, drive times coming back in the clear. i-95, no issues for right now. some good and some bad news. that's your check on traffic. back to you. >> a cup of coffee a day keeps the doctor away. >> how drinking coffee every
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>> >> a part of orange blossom trail is closed after a deadly hit and run a. driver plowed into other cars. one person died. troopers say the driver took off from the sea breeze and was arrested a short distance away. >> this is on washington street. now we know both victims were taken to the hospital. police say at this point they are not searching for any other suspects. still to come this monday morning, a search is expected to resume in the case of the missing newborn baby.
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planning to do today is coming up. >> the man at the center of the king cobra search is back in the hot seat. what he wants from florida fish and wildlife crews. >> the finish at the daytona and
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>> we have several stories, two people up dead inside a brevard
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>> we are live on the scene of breaking news in orange county. a busy road is blocked. >> history is made at the daytona 500. one driver celebrates a huge victory this morning. good morning. i'm david hall. >> i'm bridgett ellison. hope you had a great weekend. it is 6:00 a.m. >> issues to start the day off with. >> one word -- issues. >> yes. patches of fog. big changes with a front that comes in. in. >> troopers tell news 6 a person is dead after a hit and run crash. this is on orange blossom trail at americana boulevard. mark lehman just got another update.


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