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we're keeping a close eye on this developing story. we'll bring you any developments as we get them in to the newsroom. >> lisa: and we're still digging for more information after a 22-year-old man was found dead at an orlando apartment complex. this is a picture of the victim, carlton wilson. his body was found around 8:30 last night at the cypress point apartments on versailles drive, just west of the john young parkway and orange blossom trail intersection. we were there as crime scene investigators searched for clues after reports of a shooting. investigators have not said how he died. they turned over the investigation to the homicide unit. we'll keep you updated with any new developments as soon as we learn more. >> ginger: new information tonight, a juvenile is now facing first-degree murder in a double shooting in winter park. the investigation began inside this home last month on comstock avenue near fairbanks. that is where we find news 6's
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you spoke with the victim's family. what did they have to say? >> reporter: the mother of prank freeman tells me this is the first time she's hearing about the arrest herself, but she's glad someone is paying for what happened to her son. >> reporter: balloons and flowers were left at the house where two men were shot. mary freeman lost her son last night and held a funeral this weekend but tells us she's still searching for answers. >> it's been hard, trying to figure out why did it happen. this is just senseless. >> reporter: on february 17th, winter park police found the bodies of 46-year-old prank frank freeman and 23-year-old jordan ingram. but there's a new development in the case. a juvenile was arrested and charged with one count of first-degree murder five days after the shooting. police say they cannot give any
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sealed by court order. but mary freeman says she has more questions. >> well, anybody that would know something, i would like for them to tell it, you know, or tell what really happened. because somebody knows. >> reporter: in the last hour, i let you know that winter park police did say they'll have an update for us. coming up, i just got off the phone with the public information officer and she's not able to give us the update because the case records are sealed by court order. it's a difficult situation. not a lot of information. as soon as we get any updates, we'll be posting them to our website at, powered by news 6. for now, we're live in winter park, kirstin o'connor, news 6. >> ginger: hopefully that family can get some answers. thank you. the countdown is on for the planned launch on the space coast. all systems are a go for the
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four previous attempts were scrubbed due to problems with either weather or issues with liquid oxygen fuel. if the launch happens, we'll bring it to you live on news 6 and >> lisa: and chief meteorologist tom sorrells is pinpointing the forecast for tonight. >> tom: i think we're good to go. the wind speed aloft tonight is stabilized. it's not a big cross wind going on. hopefully it's all going to happen. here's the water vapor loop the last several hours. that's all the dry air aloft. we have no rain to talk about. so there's no cloud cover, there's no rain. wind looks to be not much of a big problem. here's daytona beach right now. 62 degrees beachside with winds from the north-northeast. daytona beach right now, 62. 61 in palm coast. still 74 in orlando. and 66 out at the cape. here's the on-the-town forecast for tonight.
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by 10 p.m., 63. come the 11:00 hour, 60. i'll be back in a few minutes. we'll pinpoint overnight lows tonight and break out the hour-by-hour forecast for tomorrow and your entire weekend. >> ginger: tom, thank you. republican candidates for president back on the campaign trail after their 11th and fiery debate. >> lisa: at times, last night's debate was more of a screaming match than a debate on the issues. now to cbs's craig boswell in washington with more on the race for the white house. >> donald trump announced he's skipping the conservative convention. >> donald trump is not a conservative. >> donald trump started galloping to the center. >> you hear these stupid people think they're conservative. voters we spoke with are disappointed they won't hear for
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>> at the same time i can understand why he's not coming. he's got important primaries coming up in florida and ohio. that's something he really wants to focus on. >> the bickering from the three candidates comes as no surprise, especially after thursday night's contentious debate. >> trump went toe to toe with marco rubio and ted cruz for hours. in the end, many voters were turned off. one man who was not on stage was dr. ben carson, the neurosurgeon, expected to officially pull out of the race during his cpac speech. >> i'm amanda castro. in less than 24 hours, donald trump is making a campaign stop here at ucf. more on the security measures for the rally and the protest, coming up at 6:00.
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registered voters can cast their ballot for the primaries. early voting is already underway in lake and orange counties. plus don't forget, for updates on 2016 anytime, head to, powered by news 6. there you can also get more information about the upcoming primary election and find our florida voter guide. >> ginger: police arrested a brother and sister after deputies say they were caught on camera stealing the cash box from a girl scout. news 6's loren korn is in volusia county where the pair just appeared in court. >> reporter: it's been almost a week since the 20-year-old and his sister, 25-year-old ashley winters, stole cash from a girl scout outside of a deltona wal-mart. >> we can all agree that theft is bad. stealing from a 12-year-old girl scout is particularly low. >> reporter: today the siblings stood before a judge. >> we would asked for a reduced bond.
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the attorney while the judge reduced her bond from $50,000 to $2500. her judge claiming she has no prior record. the state argued the pair would be a flight risk. >> he also went to north carolina after this incident occurred. >> it appears there's decent evidence one against the other. you can't even tell she knew. >> reporter: the duo turned themselves in yesterday after getting caught on surveillance video with winters' daughter in tow. facebook tips and winters' husband helped identify his wife in the pictures. >> it's girl scouts. that's an american icon. >> reporter: both are charged with robbery by sudden snatching and theft. >> lisa: the lead pipe that caused a water pipe in flint, michigan are now being removed. crews began their work this morning digging up the old pipe, connected to water mains in the
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flint mayor karen weaver says she wants all the pipes replaced and asked the pledge $55 million to do it. >> i want to say that the goal, my mission is to totally get the lead out of flint, but we cannot and we will not stop there. we need to be focused on a complete renewal of flint's water system. >> lisa: the governor's office says it's going house to house to physically inspect and see where the lead lines exist. the mayor is using $2 million. the city has received money to replace 8,000 lead service lines. >> ginger: new zika fears tonight. researchers have made a breakthrough on how the virus affects the brain. in laboratory dishes, zika can harm specific cells that help the brain develop.
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not prove the virus causes birth defects. the mosquito-borne virus is spreading in latin america and the caribbean. there are 48 cases of the zika virus in florida, all travel-related. four of those cases involve pregnant women. the c.d.c. says the virus lasts between seven to 10 days. new numbers from the government tonight show 242,000 jobs were added last month, far better than the 172,000 jobs added in january. in the meantime, the jobless rate held steady in february at 4.9%, an eight-year low and a level many experts consider to be full employment. fresh off his year in space, nasa astronaut scott kelly holds a news conference back in the united states. >> lisa: how nasa hopes to use the data collected to prepare a future team to go to mars. but first, a knife reportedly found in the florida home of
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>> it's been treated and submitted to our lab. >> lisa: why investigators say it took 20 years for this to happen. the details, just ahead. >> you're watching news 6 at
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>> reporter: i'm news 6 meteorologist candace campos. we're in the heart of leesburg at the old lake square mall, now known as via point. they're holding a big event coming up this weekend from 10:00 to 9:00 with a 9:00 fireworks show. if you're coming out to lake county to enjoy fun for all
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>> lisa: a stunning development in the o.j. simpson case. a knife was found on the property that simpson once owned. >> ginger: this comes after the
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and the death of her friend, ron goldman. they're testing the knife a construction worker found. he turned the knife over to an off-duty l.a.p.d. officer years ago. the department says when detectives discovered the now retired officer had the knife, they immediately launched an investigation. they say the former officer believed the case was closed and kept it. >> when a case remains open, it is handed off to a special team. our open case team. that is who has it at robbery homicide. they would not have been the original investigators on this case. >> ginger: o.j. simpson is currently serving time in nevada for a 2008 armed robbery and kidnapping. police say he cannot be charged again with murder in the 1994 case as he was already acquitted. >> lisa: astronaut scott kelly is back on earth after nearly a year in space. the 52-year-old set a record in space for circling the earth over 5400 times and traveling
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he told reporters in houston he could have gone longer if he needed to. scientists were surprised to find kelly had grown 2 inches after his initial touchdown on earth. but gravity later brought him back to his normal height. >> the flight itself, i think the only big surprise was how long a year is. it seemed like i lived there forever. it seemed longer than i thought it would be. but i did, having flown before, i did pace myself appropriately. so i felt pretty good about that. >> julie: kelly landed in kazakhstan on wednesday morning in houston to hugs and american treats yesterday. >> ginger: well, move over winter. spring is here. spring training, that is. the houston astros kicked off their first home opener at osceola county stadium, facing cardinals. this is one of the last times the astros will be in kissimmee.
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next year once the new facility is completed. >> tom: what is that about anyway? >> ginger: how did we lose them? >> lisa: it's a shame. >> ginger: it's not as great as central florida. i'm just saying. >> lisa: chief meteorologist is joining us now. this weather is making us all happy. >> tom: check out the radar right now. we've got nothing but clear skies out there. i want to start with the storm pins. are you ready? look at that. they say it looks like a big festival carnival village for the bikers. going to be lining the streets trying to sell the sausages and funnel cakes. it's all fun, no matter how you do it. cake? >> tom: i wouldn't eat it but i know people do. pounds. have. saturday's high is 78. a warm start.
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for tomorrow. sunday, mostly sunny and still dry. it's the 75th anniversary of bike week. that's hard to believe. radar tonight is clear. we started out this morning with a few speckles or spritzes of rain. it's all gone now. a cold front has passed on through. melbourne you're checking in at news time at 67 degrees. winds from the north-northeast at 17. 74 right now in orlando. 75 in kissimmee. 63 in ocala. daytona beach again is 62 degrees. wind speeds tonight, coming in from the northeast at 14 from daytona and 18-mile-an-hour wind in cocoa beach. 9-mile-an-hour wind at the cape. enough wind down along the coast, the waves are rocking, got some whitecaps on the water, but not enough to shut down the rocket launch, i don't believe. satellite and radar together showing you the front pushing through. the cloud cover is taken down to the south. we're left with clear skies, from here to charleston, to atlanta, to jackson, everything is good. it's a good run into the night. this is the water vapor loop.
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of what's going to happen next by checking this out. the dark areas and the orange is the dry air aloft. it's brought you the blue sky you had today and made for a beautiful start to your weekend. coming in behind it, there's still enough dry air that i think most of our weekend is almost picture-perfect. here's the way it goes tonight. we'll get the wind coming in here from the northeast. so anytime we have that, that onshore flow, wind flowing from the water to the land, we get a little bit of cloud cover. futurecast almost always likes to say there's going to be rain in there, too. there's not really, you just saw the dry air that's going to gobble up any moisture aloft that could produce the rain. i think we've got a beautiful weekend coming on. both days are going to be fantastic. overnight low tonight, 50 does it in palm coast. 45 in ocala. 48 in the villages. the overnight low tonight in orlando is 52. here's tomorrow. >> tom: first thing in the morning, we'll be at 58 degrees. by noon, 75.
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degrees. the overnight low, 54. come sunday, 78. then on monday, our daytime high is 77. tuesday, 79. wednesday, 82. and thursday, we're back to a daytime high of 85 degrees for both thursday and friday. i can't recall a bike week that had a better forecast than that one. >> lisa: it looks perfect. >> ginger: i love it. >> lisa: thank you, tom. >> if you're on the road and can't check your news 6 weather app, you can now get updates through one of our three radio partners all day long. chief meteorologist tom sorrells and meteorologist troy bridges are pinpointing your weather on 105.9 sunny fm, 101.9 amp radio, and mix 105.1. >> ginger: all right. get your boots ready. we're just a couple of weeks away from central florida's largest country music festival. >> lisa: it's a big old party. the 6th annual runaway country musicfest will bring many of country music's biggest names to kissimmee this year. news 6 is partnering with collis roofing to give you the ultimate fan experience.
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tickets for the entire three-day event. all you have to do is watch news 6 at 11:00, beginning next monday for the country star of the day. then head to country to enter. this year it's at osceola heritage park. well, a labor of love. >> ginger: next at 5:00, how a local organization is helping special needs high school students with proms. and a rare discovery is prompting scientists to clone a discovery from the ice age. how they're trying to recreate the creature. >> lisa: and we're following a developing story. three men point a gun to a 2-year-old's head and try to rob the women he was with. hear how those women stopped the men in their tracks. >> remember, news 6 is always on, your
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>> ginger: police say robbers point a gun at a 2-year-old and demand jewelry from two women. their quick actions that landed the crooks in jail. good evening, everyone. thanks for joining us. i'm ginger gadsden. >> lisa: i'm lisa bell in for matt tonight. we'll have that story in a minute, but first a sunny start to a big weekend. >> ginger: this is a live look at downtown daytona beach as bike week revs up. i wish you could see tom sorrells over there fist pumping. it's a beautiful start to the event as well. it looks like today's nice weather is going to continue. chief meteorologist tom sorrells


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