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>> lisa: some changes are on the way for later tonight. chief meteorologist tom sorrells is here with your pinpoint weather first at 5:30. >> tom: take a look at what's happening. this is a reinforcing shot of cooler air. watch the blue explosions right here, from mississippi through alabama to georgia. that's a cold front or the leading edge of a shot of cold air on the way. it's not super huge. it's not going to drop the temperature a bunch. but there's rain associated with it right now and some heavy showers from jackson mississippi to montgomery alabama. right now, it's still warm. 80 in sanford. 78 right now in leesburg. over in daytona beach, almost officially the start of bike week, we're at 76 and 75 right now in ocala. the on-the-town forecast for the evening is mild. 71 degrees by 8:00. by 10:00, 68. come the 11:00 hour, we'll all be getting back together with a reading of 66.
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we'll pinpoint the overnight lows and the arrival of the rain in minutes. >> ginger: tom, we'll see you in a few. thank you. >> don't forget, you can get breaking weather alerts and live radar anytime on our free news 6 pinpoint weather app. just search wkmg in your app store. we continue to follow breaking news right now at 5:30. this is a live look from sky 6 over what appears to be a bad rollover crash in cocoa. fire/rescue says at least three people involved and two of them are trapped. according to the brevard fire/rescue twitter page, there is at least one trauma alert and a medical helicopter has been called to the scene. a viewer called and tells us that this is happening near the intersection of juarno road and burgess avenue. it looks like the car went off the road and into a ditch or pond of some kind. you can see it really is a bad crash. we're keeping a close eye on
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information as soon as we get it. tonight news 6 has learned no charges will be filed in the death of two toddlers who drowned in a holly hill pool. >> lisa: we first told you about the incident in july when the two 1-year-olds were found unresponsive in this backyard pool. news 6 reporter justin warmoth is here now. police did originally charge the woman who was supposed to be watching the children. so what changed? >> reporter: according to this memo from the state attorney's office today, prosecutors did not find sufficient evidence to charge the 33-year-old woman with manslaughter like the deputies recommended. she was the mother of one of the toddlers and grandmother to the other. >> reporter: on july 30th of 2015, the children slipped out of an unlocked sliding glass door and tumbled into this dark algae-infested pool in the backyard of a holly hill home. a 33-year-old woman was watching
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she put them to sleep around 11:00 the night before she said, barricading them in their rooms, locking all the doors. when she woke up around 7:00 that morning, the toddlers were still asleep. so she went back to sleep. when she woke up around noon, the back sliding glass doors were open. she found the toddlers, not breathing, facedown in the pool. according to the memo the state attorney's office released today. prosecutors said the facts surrounding this tragedy do not rise to the level of culpable negligence, sufficient to the filing of criminal charges, noting jenkins took the appropriate steps to secure both children. but what about the pool, filled with rainwater and the lack of a safety fence surrounding it. we asked if that was enough to
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>> reporter: jenkins said before this all happened, she asked d.c.f. for a pump to get the rainwater out of the pool. she says d.c.f. told her they didn't have the funding to help her out. >> lisa: such a sad story. parents should install fences around pools and install inexpensive pool alarms to reduce the risk of something like this happening again. if you'd like to read the entire memo from the state attorney's office, head to our website at, powered by news 6. >> ginger: election 2016 coverage for you right now, donald trump will be making a campaign stop this weekend and it is not without controversy. news 6 reporter amanda castro joins us live from ucf. how is the university preparing
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>> reporter: well, if it's like any of the other trump rallies, we can expect thousands of people coming here to ucf, many telling us they're coming just to see if there are any kinds of disturbance or if hecklers get kicked out. students are planning a protest and working with ucf police to make sure everything is peaceful. donald trump, the g.o.p. presidential frontrunner, making a campaign stop at ucf on saturday. also expected, thousands of people packing the cfe arena to listen to him. >> just interested to hear anything he has to say. when you have a presidential campaigner coming to your campus, it's like, wow, we're actually on the map now. >> reporter: outside the arena, a group of students are planning a protest against the republican presidential candidate. the facebook event says more than 800 people are going to be there. >> we don't want anybody to be violent. we don't want any rude comments toward the other people. we just want to show the trump campaign, the media and the
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trying to voice our opinions. >> reporter: i asked ucf how it's preparing for trump, wanting to know how many people are expected and what the university is doing to keep the event safe. ucf has experienced hosting large events with notable speakers in the past, like former president bill clinton. the university tells news 6 it plans to release information soon on how it will handle trump's visit. >> i feel like there's going to be a line around the building. i can't wait to see what will happen. >> reporter: the candidate is known for kicking people out of his rallies who speak out against him. they're working with ucf police to keep everything peaceful. >> they're helping us with security, showing us the way we can peacefully protest. >> reporter: i just checked. that facebook event is now up to 900 people who say they're going to that protest with almost 3,000 people interested. you can get free tickets, two free exhibits to trump's rally this weekend.
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we have a link posted on our website at, powered by news 6. >> ginger: amanda castro, thanks for the live report. and florida senator marco rubio will be in florida this weekend. he'll be in jacksonville this weekend. we want to make it easy for you to vote this election. head to for a county by county guide on how to register. the florida primary is march 15th. a local man is airlifted to the hospital with some serious burns after the motorcycle he was working on exploded. it happened at orlando's speed world last night on east colonial drive, in bithlo >> deputies are calling it an industrial accident. they say the explosion happened around 10:30 last night. it's not clear yet what caused the problem, but deputies say the explosion could be related to nitrous oxide being put in the bike. that's a gas used to make engines run faster. it's not flammable, but its tank
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>> lisa: osceola county sheriff's deputies are asking for your help tonight. detectives say this guy walked up tot the mini golf in kissimmee earlier this week with a note demanding cash. we're told he got away with some money and no one was hurt. he is described as a hispanic man in his mid-20's, 5-10 with an unshaven face. if you recognize him, call the crime line at 1-800-423-tips. you can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward up to a thousand dollars. let's get a check on the roads now with julie broughton. she has an update on the bad crash on i-4. >> julie: this is i-4 west of orange blossom trail. the situation is improving. you can see road rangers out there still have one lane blocked. the far right lane blocked there. three lanes are getting by. we are seeing residual delays in
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and we're keeping an eye on what's happening on the turnpike southbound at colonial where two right lanes have been blocked because of a crash there. expect some delays. again, traffic is getting by. as always, we're seeing slow conditions on i-4 in each direction right around the downtown area so here are your drive times now. >> lisa: thank you, julie. spacex is trying again tomorrow night for a lift-off of their
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>> ginger: spacex says everything looks just right for tomorrow night at 6:35. meteorologist candace campos is at cape canaveral right now to pinpoint your lift-off forecast. >> reporter: our next stop takes us right here to port canaveral. of course, that's kennedy space center. as we will be pinpointing and, of course, pre-viewing your weather forecast for the space launch for tomorrow. hopefully, right >> let's pinpoint it down to street level. 10 p.m., temperatures in the low 70's. about 6:30 to 8:00, you can expect lows to start cooling down into the mid to upper 60's. the good news is we are looking mostly dry. our next stop on our pinpoint weather road trip takes us out to christmas, coming up at 6:00. >> ginger: thank you, candace. well, he is a legend in the golf world. >> lisa: we're talking about arnold palmer. and news 6 sports director ping got to meet the man himself. coming up at 5:30, we'll hear what he's been up to lately.
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>> >> ginger: arnold palmer is known as one of the greatest golfers ever. his ties to central florida are endless. >> lisa: yeah, ping got a chance to catch up with the legend today, just days before his annual golf tournament. you tell us he is watching this newscast right now. >> ping: if there's ever a man ready for another arnold palmer invitational, it would be the tournament host. the event is set to start the week of march 14th. the bay hill club and lodge has
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have to say the 86-year-old palmer looks fantastic, energized and fabulous. he's looking forward to the best the pga tour has to offer the week of the tournament. for nearly 30 minutes, i sat down and talked with him about the event, his hospitals and his health. how's your health? you look fantastic. >> well, i tell you, this is the first year that i can ever think that i haven't played golf. i didn't play the last couple of years, but i fell last year, twice, and that kind of set me back. so i'm waiting now to get ready to get playing again and maybe someday i'll play in the tournament again. >> ping: he's an unbelievable human being. coming up at 6:00, much more.
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big deal. orlando's signature event. bubba watson is committed in the field, and adam scott is also going to be here and ricky faller in the field, too. and rory mcilroy is also committed. much more in my interview, coming up in the next 45 minutes. >> lisa: he's already so busy with everything he does in the community, including the hospitals, of course. >> ping: unbelievable what he does for the hospitals. i asked him what time he gets up? sometimes 8:30, sometimes 10:30. i know the crew at the bay hill club and lodge is watching. >> ginger: toyota is recalling more than 300,000 suvs and trucks because of airbag problems. >> lisa: the airbags made by takata are mounted on the roof and can inflate without a crash. toyota says the problem is an
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controls the airbags. dealers will replace the computers at no charge. toyota says they're not aware of any injuries in connection with this new recall. takata airbags can inflate with too much force, though, shooting out pieces of metal. 10 deaths worldwide have been blamed on that problem, including one in central florida. >> ginger: the top u.s. airlines all want a piece of the cuban travel market. american, southwest, jetblue and others submitting applications to the u.s. government, all hoping to fly to cuba. most are looking to fly between miami and havana but some of the proposed flights leave from boston, new york, l.a., or denver. subway is giving its customers a healthier option. >> lisa: the fast-food restaurant is now offering antibiotic-free chicken >> right now, customers can order rotisserie style chicken
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this comes after warnings of antibiotics being used on livestock. >> ginger: pretty soon, you won't have to wait in line at stores to check out. that's because you'll be able to pay through your smartphone. this is the part i'm not sure about. you won't even have to take it out of your pocket. google started testing a hands-free mobile payment system. users download an app. when they get near the checkout counter, the app sends the payment info to a cashier who uses a photo to confirm it is really you paying for that. if you just happen to be walking by and it picks up a signal and you're not buying anything -- >> lisa: i don't look like this on the weekends. >> ginger: what photos are they using? i don't know. i'm worried about it picking up a signal from your pocket. that could be a problem. >> tom: i'm so glad you're here. normally i go i don't like that
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on dude. >> ginger: i'm skeptical about that. don't mess with my money. >> tom: if you lose your phone, they got everything. >> lisa: everything, yes. >> tom: they can't take the great weather away. take a look. on to radar. it is good to go. we have a chance for rain coming in later tonight. i want to talk about where it's raining in the state of florida right now. it's not here. it's way back up to the north and the west. here's panama city, right along interstate 10, cruising out to mobile, alabama tonight. a touch of rain there. heavy showers, too. some storms going on west of there. you see what's going on along i-65, coming out of mobile. heavy rain picking up around atmore. you come to central florida from ocala to the villages to orlando, nothing going on but the good weather. temperature readings across the southeast tonight, 40 in atlanta, 71 in jacksonville, 68 in pensacola and 75 here at home in the villages. 72 in ocala. 76 in gainesville. still 80 in sanford and 79 in orlando.
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getting a new temperature update. we won't be that warm at 6:00 tonight. we'll still be mild. the rain doesn't get here until way late. it's not like it's raging and blowing in here. it's just a reinforcing shot of cooler air. between now and midnight and 1 a.m., it's not a big deal. it's after when 3 or 4:00 in the morning, the edge of this comes through marion county and makes its way down to the villages. the heaviest of the rain looks to be 5 a.m. west of daytona beach and by 6, 7, 8:00, it passes on through. that puts it into downtown orlando just before sunrise in the 7:00 hour and then out of brevard county by around 9:30. through the day tomorrow, i'm not talking about a rainy situation. i'm talking about an improving weather situation through the day tomorrow. on for saturday. and sunday as well. overnight lows tonight are not too shabby. 56 degrees in ocala. 50 in leesburg and 57 does it in palm coast and daytona beach, 60 before the rain arrives just before sunrise tomorrow. overnight low tonight is 62.
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>> tom: it's going to end up being a good friday. the rain chance is only 10% at 8 a.m. because it's pushing on through by 7:00. by noon tomorrow, 74. no more rain chance. daytime high tomorrow, 79. keep in mind, a normal daytime high is about 76 or 77 degrees. so we're still above normal, just not as hot as we've been lately. 79 the daytime high tomorrow. the overnight low, 55. then on saturday, the high is 78. the low, double nickels. come sunday, 77. monday, 78. tuesday, 80. wednesday, 83. thursday's daytime high is 85 degrees. so you look through there and we're living right. no big worries there. i keep talking about it being the start of bike week tomorrow. i've lived here a long time. i can't remember a bike week that looked that good all week. >> lisa: we love it. >> ginger: thank you, tom. it's been warm all over the country this winter. >> lisa: so warm in alaska they're actually having a snow shortage.
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>> ginger: this is going to sound pretty crazy, there's a snow shortage in parts of alaska. >> lisa: the race starts this saturday in anchorage, but the snow has been melting so they've been hauling in the powder. a race official says this has never happened before. the section of the race going through anchorage has been cut from 11 to 3 miles because of a lack of snow. we all know that donating blood can save lives. >> ginger: did you know it can also save the lives of our pets? meet oscar, a pet blood donor. he's been donating a couple of years now.
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says they have about a dozen animal blood donors. dogs donate for dogs and cats for cats. the greatest need is usually for dog donors since they typically need the most transfusions. owners of the pet donors say it's a great feeling to know their animal is helping other pets. that's awesome. >> lisa: winter park is asking everyone to swap their cars for a bike next week, all part of bike to workday. the event happens next wednesday, march 9th. nearly 100 people have signed up so far. experts say riding a bike can reduce stress, help with weight management and boost your mood. >> ginger: i agree with that, but we would be a mess if we biked to work. >> lisa: and it's hard to bike to work in a dress. here's what we're working on for the news 6 at 6:00. we take a closer look at broken fences after a student falls into a canal while walking home this week. >> ginger: and knocking down a toll plaza that's been there for
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[real-time closed captioning provided by u.s. captioning company.] >> >> lisa: now at 6:00, it's a no-go on the $4 million proposal to fix the homeless issue in volusia county. what happens next. but first, news 6 investigates more dangerous school shortcuts after a student falls into a canal. tonight the elementary school student is in a coma. he fell 10 feet after crawling through a hole in a fence. this is news 6 at 6:00, i'm lisa bell. >> ginger: i'm ginger gadsden. matt austin is off tonight. news 6 reporter kirstin o'connor is getting answers about another dangerous school shortcut near a county-owned retention pond. what have you been able to find out? >> reporter: the question we keep running into with the fences near riverside elementary school and this one right behind


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