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>> i'm bridgett ellison. >> looking so much better than yesterday. we are pretty good to start the day. >> good to hear. >> good things to talk about. it will be windy. that's the only problem. we'll see a lot of sunshine. we are not dealing with any storms. that stuff is is long gone. i can tell you, we are glad to say that. today we'll see cool air move in. the dry air building in behind the front, leading to highs highs in the 60's. it is 52 in the villages. marion county in the upper 40's. ocala around 48 degrees. you can expect 55 in orlando. 58 in cocoa beach. jackets needed area wide. a window into the future. as we do, look at downtown. lake eola, the food and wine festival going on saturday and
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we'll see windy conditions with winds coming in out of the west-northwest. only getting up to 67 by 4:00, even though we'll have tops of sunshine. we'll talk about changes for the week into the weekend. not many of them to talk about. that's the good news. let's check on the roads and head over to amy in the napleton traffic center. >> so far on this thursday morning, really not too bad. we have routine things under way like construction at the tail end, not causing any big delays. what you want to note is everything is in the green. as you make your way wherever you need to get to. your drive times in top shape, especially on the major roadways. no big issues. that's your check on traffic. back over to you. >> we begin with breaking news from orange county where two people are recovering in the hospital after being shot in orlando. we are waiting for answers from
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t. victims were found on king cole boulevard near willy mays park. you got an update about the victims. what have you heard? >> reporter: i spoke with a watch commander early this morning. he tells me both victims are expected to survive. police say the shooting happened behind me. they are not telling us much about what happened this is what things looked like. here's what we know so far. police were called to the home after two shots were fired in the neighborhood. when officers arrived. they found victims with gunshot wounds. they were rushed to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. that's the only thing misare revealing at this time. they say there is an active investigation but no suspect information. there is no active search going
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right now, i'm working to get more information from police about what led to the shooting. we are also talking with neighbors as well. what i learned in my report coming up at 5:30. >> all right, thank you, mark. we'll check back in with you. a person rushed to the hospital after being hit by a train in kissimmee. this happened along east donegan avenue. firefighters tell news 6 the person hit was taken to the ok. it is unknown why they were on the tracks. the train was blocking the road for hours. this morning work along the 21 mile stretch of the i-4 ultimate project has been put op hold. >> this is after a tragedy on the highway ends with a construction worker dead. that worker was killed after a dump truck ran over him. project managers want to know how this happened before they let anyone there back to work. kirsten is near where that
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how long will this last? >> david, it could be days. it could be months. the contractor says there is no timeline for how long this delay on the i-4 ultimate project will last and if it could affect the entire six and a half year project. >> the 21-mile i-4 ultimate project is shut down this morning as crews who witnessed the first deadly accident tried to recover. >> it has deeply saddened all of us. we are grieving for our lost cleej. >> troopers say marvin franklin was making a delivery when a dump truck backed over him. the contractor sgl says franklin was a carpenter who had been on the project for a little more than a month. some witnesses say loud traffic and heavy winds could be reasons why franklin didn't hear the back up alarms, all part of the
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>> let's review our plans, let's review all of our safety protocols on the project and make sure we have the right tools in place to have a safe project. >> sgl says some protocolses will include how dump trucks enter and exit work sites which is already emphasized in mandatory training. there is no date to resume the project. sgl only says they'll go back to work when crews have had time to grieve and safety standards are appropriate. >> give us time to really understand it. >> grief counselors will be available for crews today on the site. investigators are trying to figure out what caused this tragic accident. we'll post updates on the i-4 ultimate project on, powered by news 6. >> this morning, we have learned two men deputies say led them on
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linked to other crimes in the area. police say 37-year-old john powell and 24-year-old nathaniel woods terrorized terrorized, they targeted people out and alone. their crime spree started in azalea park when they robbed a man at gun point. hours later, detectives say they pistol whipped an uber driver before robbing a tourist at the outlet mall located on international drive. they were arrested after crashing a stolen car. they are both being held in the orange county jail without bond. >> the seminole county mother accused of shooting and killing her son won't be getting out of jail any time soon. a judge denied bond for 59-year-old virginia orte ortega. police say she shot her son five times as he showered in their condo. investigators say she stayed in the home with his body for hours and tried to take her own life
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>> her son was shot and she sat on a couch for a long period of time and nothing happened. that would give you an indication there is something wrong. there is some disconnect there. >> court records show ortega was struggling with depression and financial problems. >> governor scott extended a state of emergency. >> this is after a tornado damaged hundreds of homes. we got a better look at the damage. meteorologists say it was an ef 1 twister with winds at 150 miles an hour that tore through pensacola. north florida was not alone. 30 homes were damaged as two tornadoes touched down in punta gorda. if there is any good news, there were no reports of any serious injuries. >> no tornadoes in central florida. the weather service says it has fixed another critical failure
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the daytona beach transmitter went down yesterday as those storms moved through. a telephone problem is being blamed just like the one that knocked out the orlando transmitter during severe weather last month. something you can always depend on, our pinpoint weather app. we'll let you know any time there is an alert with the weather. download it for free right now. search for wkmg. >> you'll get your chance to weigh in on an expansion at the airport. they are asking for community input on the billion dollar expansion and renovation plan. the project includes upgrading facilities to accommodate passenger growth. they are working on things like the people mover and a bigger lobby. >> today central floridians will get the chance to check out our newest attraction. >> this morning the kennedy space center visitor complex is
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will give young trainees the chance to experience new interactive games. trainees will be able to experience a rocket launch. capture an asteroid and see what it is like to live on the international space station. it is always a fun day out at the visitor complex. >> it is about using your imagination. >> i want to go. let's go, can i go? >> you need all day. >> it is a great place to visit. if you haven't done it yet, we invite you to download the storm pins app. it is for free. we want your storm pin photos. we'll give away an umbrella to the best storm pin photos. here's one from last night. it is early. haven't had a chance to take photos yet. here's one of the waning moon out there right now. you may get to see some of that with clearing skies.
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this is one from orlando, a snapshot of that slingshot ride that i'm always so scared of. if you are going to go out and do fun stuff, maybe you have cool photos. search wkmg in the app store. it is cool this morning, maybe some shots of your kids getting ready to go to school. we are at 52 in the villages right now. 55 in orlando. 51 at daytona beach. look at temperature for the high. after getting into the 80's yesterday. 3:00. definitely have that jacket. you'll need it through the day. coming up, we'll talk about the weekend and let you know if we can expect a warmup. let's check on the roads and head over to amy in the napleton traffic center. >> this morning, not a lot of complaints on the roadways. we are free of impactful
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routine construction on projects not active. still dark still sleepy. more open pavement than we are finding cars as we look at the beachline by narcoossee, a beautiful start to the day. that's your check on traffic. >> still ahead, a disturbing new study is raising concerns about dangers on the road. >> find out about the number of drivers who admit they are distracted while driving. >> apple says it is taking measures to keep people out of your locked phone. why the issue is just as much about safety as it is about privacy. >> a shooting sent two people to the hospital.
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about a possible suspect. mark lehman is working to get answers from investigators on the scene. he'll have a live report at the bottom of the hour. >> we are following developments in the iphone controversy. >> apple executives are working on upgrading security measures making it impossible for the government to break into someone's locked iphone. it comes as apple says it would fight the access to the iphone that was used in the san bernardino terror attack. the company was ordered to help break into farook's phone. apple says they would be required to create new software that would put all iphone security at risk. >> there is probably more information about you on your phone than in your house. our smart phones are loaded with our financial data, our health records. they are also loaded with the location of our kids in many
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it is not just about privacy. it is about public safety. >> the fbi said information on farook's phone could determine if other people were involved in the attack. 14 people were killed in the shootings. >> there is more trouble for royal caribbean after one of its ships ran into a storm backing 100-mile-an-hour winds on the high seas. news 6 learned a passenger suing the cruise line for that rocky ride on anthem on the seas, the passenger claims he was thrown 18 feet against his door and knocked unconscious. previously the cruise line said four people suffered minor injuries. a spokesperson won't comment about the lawsuit until it gets a chance to look at it. >> a former sheriff says he is planning on running for sheriff in volusia county. 72-year-old jim geller has launched this campaign website. according to news journal he becomes the sixth candidate to
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he served as sheriff from 1994 until 1992. accusations that he accepted donations plagued him. houf, he has never been charged with any crime. >> new this morning, a new study is raising concerns about dangers on the roads. according to aaa, about 87% of drivers engaged in one kind of wheel. that includes driving distracted, speeding, running red lights, not wearing a seat belt. it goes on and on. the study found about 70% of drivers talk on the phone while behind the wheel. 42% admitted to reading a text while driving. half of all drivers admit to driving 15 miles an hour over the speed limit. 13% said they drove when their blood alcohol level may have been over the legal limit. with all that said, there is crazier driving in places overseas. >> one of the biggest complaints for air travelers is is a lack
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>> now london designers say they have come up with a solution. this is called the twister. the chair is like an ebbing cho skeleton. there is a spinal cage that shifts with you to adjust more comfortably. the twister takes up no more space than an economy seat. they hope it will take off in two more years. >> so you'll irritate the person behind you. >> they'll have a contingency plan so you are not leaning all over people. i like that. those seats are not comfortable. >> if you lean back, everyone has to lean back to have more room. it is irritating. today we have good news as we have sunshine out there to
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some wind and that wind will continue through the afternoon. we are giving away an umbrella at 6:45 this morning. we are looking forward to this weekend. our friends at mix radio. of course, the morning mix. if you listen to this, we do the weather. the weather will be spectacular for the event going on. you can see 67 will be the afternoon high on saturday as we skip ahead for the food and wine festival at lake eola. we cool by 7:00 on saturday night. a cool evening. cool enough for a jacket a. nice day with plenty of sunshine and dry conditions. those temperatures out the door right now certainly cool. we are talking about mid 40's in ocala. 52 in the villages. 53 in leesburg. right now, 55 in orlando. 51 in daytona beach. 58 in cocoa beach. so area wide, cool enough to
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here's a look at the slight warmup you can expect hour pi hour with your pinpoint accurate forecast. notice the sky, blue sky, sunshine, a gorgeous day in store. a gradual warmup to 63 at noon. up to 67 by 4:00 today. we are at 62 at 6:00. the only issue, the winds. winds gusting near 25 miles an hour. into tonight, 53 at 9:00. at 10:00, 52. at 11:00, 51 degrees with clears. a great evening but a cool one. here's the clouds and rain forecast, hardly a cloud out there. as we step you through the day with the clock at the top of the screen. 3:00 in the afternoon, bus stop time. no need for the rain gear. kids need jackets because it will be cool all day long. into tonight, hardly a cloud. without clouds, temperatures will drop off. quickly. we'll warm to 66 in sanford. 67 for the high in the villages today. many areas in the mid and upper
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tomorrow only warming to 65 with lots of sunshine. 68 on saturday. 71 on sunday. and then look at this, as we head into the middle of next week, up near 80 across the board in many spots for tuesday and for wednesday. no rain chances. that's the good news if you are making outdoor plans. let's head over to amy. >> the forecast looks amazing this morning. and all that dry weather just helps us as far as getting out the door goes. no reported accidents. everything looks great. your drive times, westbound ride on i-4, st. john's to colonial, only 18 minutes. same thing going, osceola parkway to colonial, in top shape this morning. my live cameras not turning up a lot which is not a bad thing. as we look at 95, this is the southbound onramp as you make your way to i-4. both i-4 and 95, you will not have any issues at this point. that's your check on traffic early this morning. back to you now.
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>> expressed sadness, love or anger about a post. facebook execs said they tested it in a few markets last year and got good results from folks. on your desk top hover over the like bulten and those icons will appear for you. >> i like it. >> we have breaking news coming out of orange county. >> the new details we learned about a gas station carjacking. that is just ahead. >> the search is is on to find the people investigators say are behind a robbery and chase. the information we learned about their ties to a crime in orlando. >> we are continuing to follow breaking news after a shooting sent two people to the hospital. we are live with the search for the suspects next.
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>> a man and woman beaten during a carjacking. what we are learning about possible suspects. >> the search continues for a missing boater after fishing on a lake. what deputies did in hopes of locating him. good morning, central florida. it is 5:30. thank you for waking up with us on this thursday. >> we have amy and troy. >> good morning. >> a lot better than yesterday. i like what i'm seeing. >> and weather wise, a whole different scenario. we'll enjoy a windy day. at least we are not dealing with storms. it will be sunny and cool to start. a cool day through the afternoon only getting into the 60's. are you ready for that? the weather is set up, showing the area of low pressure moving to the north and east.


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