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>> lisa: crews are battling a large brushfire right now that
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sky 6 is live over the scene. this is happening near a conservation area along wild tamarin boulevard near avalon park boulevard. photojournalist dave sprung joins us now live. you've been over this over an what can you tell us? >> reporter: well, it got scary out here again. the winds shifted. it happened a couple of times. the leading edge of the fire was still in the area. once the winds shifted, it started blowing the fires right towards these houses. i saw firefighters scrambling. they got the ladder truck up and the water cannon on it, taking a defensive stance. for the most part, the fire is out. this is the only area that has any visible flames to it. this is also a swampy area. so that is contributing to helping put the fire out as well as the fire lines that were cut around it. hopefully this time they're going to get a handle on it. >> lisa: let's hope so. we'll continue to check in with you.
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afternoon. the high risk for fires could stay in central florida for days to come. good evening, this is news 6 at 5:00, getting results. i'm lisa bell. >> ginger: i'm ginger gadsden in for matt austin tonight. news 6 meteorologist troy bridges is in for tom. a red-flag warning is in effect because of the brisk winds? >> yes, until 7:00 for all counties in central florida. this is the big area of high pressure dominating the forecast around that. winds are coming in mainly out of the north but we could see a shift in the winds, out of the north for the most part, bringing in dry air. with dry brush in place, we'll be dealing with the fire threat. chilly air tonight. we'll be dealing with cold temperatures early in the morning tomorrow. the real concern on to 7:00 tonight will be the low humidity and the winds gusting to greater than 20 miles per hour, which is why there's a red-flag warning in effect for all counties through 7:00 tonight. we have a brand-new frost
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morning in marion county as temperatures will be dropping into the upper 30's there. many spots in the mid-40's early in the morning tomorrow. if you're planning to head out on the town tonight, clear skies, breezy conditions. the good news is the winds are going to calm down a little bit. as we talk about temperatures, by 9:00, we're in the mid-50's, at 55 degrees, feeling more like the 40's. coming up, we'll pinpoint a warm-up for tomorrow. no rain. we'll talk about when the rain does return in just a little bit. >> ginger: thank you, troy. >> 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. >> lisa: more breaking news in orange county. a teen shot dead at a church basketball court. now. this is happening at the saint elizabeth church of god on 15th street in apopka. we're told multiple shots were fired. a teen boy is dead. we'll stay on top of this and bring you more as soon as we get it.
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for the man accused of trying to lure a 14-year-old girl. >> ginger: tonight we're hearing from the teen who managed to get away. daytona beach police tell us this happened friday night along hillcrest drive, not far from daytona state college. news 6 reporter loren korn has been getting answers about this all day long. she joins us live at daytona beach police headquarters tonight. you talked with that young victim. what did she have to say? >> she said she was scared. it happened all so fast. she had only one chance to get away. and she took it. >> reporter: spring break off to a scary start for the 14-year-old 14-year-old. >> am i going to die, get raped, kidnapped, never seen again. i don't know what to do. i'm scared. >> reporter: she says it happened friday afternoon. he pulled up, opened the door, trying to convince her to get in. >> i ignored him. he said you can come to me or i can come to you. >> reporter: the teen says there
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do. >> my best chance was to try to get help so i screamed. >> reporter: and it worked. she ran home to tell her mother and they called police. >> it looked like he was probably in his 30's or 40's. officers immediately released this sketch and description of the man, a black male, 30 to 40 years old, 5-6 and 180 pounds, last seen driving a light blue jaguar. >> officers flooded the area on friday night. we did door to door canvas. the helicopter was up. we really want to find out who this individual is and get our hands on him. >> reporter: as for stewart, she says her mother is watching her around the clock. >> i'm not allowed to walk anywhere by myself. she doesn't want this to happen to any other kids. >> reporter: the mother says she was outside at the time this all unfolded and she said she's seen this car drive down her street several times and believes her daughter was actually targeted.
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>> ginger: scary indeed. loren korn live for us this evening. thank you. here's one more look at that sketch from daytona beach police. you can get another look at this and the suspect's description on our website. just head to, powered by news 6. developing right now, three kissimmee cops are off the job, accused of lying in court. >> lisa: the police department's entire street crimes unit has been suspended. other criminal cases could also be in jeopardy. news 6 reporter troy campbell has been following the story for us and joins us live. what have you learned about this? >> reporter: the state attorney's office says once their investigators saw that video last week, they then went ahead and contacted the police department, and from there the police decided to suspend three of their officers. this arrest happening on november 24th of 2015. the three officers are all seen here in this surveillance video at the tropicana motel, walking
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a drug suspect. now, the problem is, officer hall, she testified she was alone in the room and no other officers came with her. the charging affidavit, officer hall said "the other officers were conducting a traffic stop." now this contradiction was enough for the state to drop the entire case a week ago today, letting the suspect walk free from this incident. now, all of the cases these three officers were involved with the street crimes unit of the police department which deals with a lot of investigative work, all of those cases have now been placed on hold. we're still waiting for the city to give us the personnel files of these three officers to see if similar cases have ever arose over concerns over the officers' credibility. we'll have more on what jeff ashton, the state attorney, has to say about these cases, live at 6:00. >> lisa: a lot of questions about that one tonight. thank you. developing tonight, we know the name of the 16-year-old who
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apopka teen over the weekend. police tell us they arrested the 16-year-old who is now charged with second-degree murder. this was the scene along the road in apopka saturday. they were firing shots in the backyard and moved inside a home. that's where the 15-year-old destiny bardman was shot, she later died from her injuries. apopka police tell us the two years. we'll stay on top of this for you as it continues to develop here on news 6 and on >> ginger: an arrest in a county. deputies tell us a man grabbed a 12-year-old girl along a trail. now he faces some serious charges tonight. we're told the 23-year-old caesar reyes approached the victim friday night along the altamonte springs. the girl told deputies he followed her and grabbed her after she called her mom. deputies say the girl got away
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reyes was caught minutes later. he's charged with false imprisonment and battery. he is out of jail on bond tonight. >> lisa: a bad crash causes serious traffic problems on i-4 at the height of rush hour. traffic was backed up for miles in volusia county. this was the scene this morning on the westbound side of i-4 near state road 44 in de land. f.h.p. tells us a tractor-trailer swerved to avoid hitting a trooper, and that's when it jacked knifed spilling fuel all over the world. all westbound lanes were shut down for hours as crews worked to clean up this mess. if you were caught in this morning, this is what happened. all is clear tonight. as we head into spring here in central florida, you may have also noticed a big change at the pump. >> ginger: yeah, prices have jumped nearly 20 cents in just one week. the upward trend could be here to stay. the average prices for a gallon of gas in orlando is now $2.01,
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a month ago, prices were even lower at $1.66. but it's cheaper than a year ago when we were paying $2.37 a gallon. that was painful. one of the big reasons why analysts say gas prices are on the rise is spring break. >> lisa: many local parents are looking for things to do with their kids this week. but you don't have to go far and spend a lot of gas money to find some fun. news 6 meteorologist candace campos is pinpointing your forecast at lake eola in downtown orlando. >> candace: we're pinpointing fun things to do with the family. the next stop is at lake eola, the famous swan boats, if you're taking the family out there, tomorrow the weather is going to be great. it's going to be on the breezy side on the lake in downtown orlando. 72 degrees at 2 p.m. lunchtime hour, 64. if you want to do lunch and swan boats. evening hours, the temperatures will be cooling down into the upper 60's. a very mild afternoon.
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mostly dry. overall the weather, no matter whether it's in lake eola or any lakes around town, the weather is looking spectacular. plenty of sunshine to start off this nice spring break. >> lisa: candace, thank you. you've done the swan boats before. >> ginger: i happened to do it with meteorologist troy bridges where i ended up doing all the paddling. we'll have more on that. >> lisa: new developments on president obama's historic trip to cuba. >> ginger: it's been a busy 24 hours for the president. >> julie: yes, president obama has spent hours talking with cuban president raul castro. next at 5:00, their message for the people of cuba as they work to improve relations. >> ginger: and we're learning about the accused mastermind in last year's deadly paris attacks. why police believe he was ready
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>> lisa: we continue to follow breaking news in east orange county. take a look at this. sky 6 is live over the scene of a fire. this appears to be maybe a boat on fire right now. crews are battling multiple large fires in east orange county. sky 6 just got to the scene. this one is happening in the bithlo area, north of colonial drive. you can see some intense flames there. we are working to learn more about this and bring you updates as they come in. all afternoon, sky 6 has also been over a large approximately 20-acre brushfire in the avalon
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we'll stay on top of this and as soon as we get more information, we'll bring that to you. sky 6 just flew over the scene near a conservation area near wild tamarin boulevard. this is the one happening in avalon park, not far from avalon park boulevard. we're told the fire is now about 50% contained right now. but within the last 30 minutes, some flames have flared up. the winds have shifted. you can see it looks like homeowners are out there with their hoses helping out with the fight. we have a crew on the ground as well headed to that scene. we'll continue to bring you updates on all of these fires as we get them. >> ginger: you can tell it's a fluid situation because even dave sprung said it looked like it was more than 50% contained and it started to flair up again. >> lisa: we saw the intensity of the flames. we'll stay on top of that for you. right now, president obama is meeting with cuban president raul castro.
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sitting president to visit cuba in nearly 90 years. julie broughton is joining us with more. >> julie: president obama quickly got to work after landing in havana. in just the last two hours, the two country 's leaders met face to face to improve relations that have been strained more than half a century. from there, he met cuban president raul castro in havana's powers of the revolution. they had a sit-down talk with joint news conference. they spoke about the importance of continuing to make progress. >> this is a new day. between our two countries. >> julie: president obama will be there until late tomorrow. from there, he's expected to fly to argentina. not everyone is happy about the president's trip. protesters have -- protests have
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why the protesters say they're upset, coming up at 5:30. we also have you covered on our website at, powered by news 6. >> ginger: new details tonight on the only surviving suspect in the november attacks in paris. police in belgium say he might have been plotting more terror. >> lisa: the discovery comes days after authorities arrested him there. the new video shows police shooing the suspect as he tried to get away last friday. he was shot in the leg and hospitalized. belgium's foreign minister says investigators have found, quote, "lots of heavy weapons inside his apartment." they're searching through his belongings right now. he was one of the ring leaders in the paris attacks that left 130 people dead. he is set to face a judge on wednesday. >> ginger: well, orlando magic games are always fun to see live but even better when you're sitting courtside.
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you have pretty good seats. >> ginger: not that good. >> lisa: news 6 is giving you a chance to experience the magic up close. two courtside tickets to the magic game against the brooklyn nets, next tuesday night. you can enter to win all week long on our facebook page. just head to 6. ginger is a huge magic fan. i like basketball, but when you have great seats -- >> ginger: you feel like you're part of the action. honestly, on the floor, which are not my seats, you can actually have conversations with the players and they talk back. it's so crazy because they're playing the intense game. >> lisa: don't say anything mean. >> you let us sit with you all the time.
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>> ginger: i love going. ladies. >> lisa: i know you have a lot going on today. >> we're dealing with the fire threat through 7:00 tonight. there's beautiful blue sky out there, hardly a cloud across central florida, indicative of the dry air in place. winds are from 7 miles per hour downtown orlando. 65 degrees. that's what it feels like. we warmed only into the 60's for afternoon highs today. the average where we should be, the upper 70's in most spots. here is that fire threat. the red-flag warning is in effect until 7:00 tonight as we have very dry air in place, very low humidity. the winds at times today have gusted greater than 20 and near 30 miles per hour in spots. we'll see the winds calm down tonight and that's why the fire threat will lessen a bit tonight. tomorrow. the frost advisory for one county, marion county, until
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temperatures likely to drop into the upper 30's there. it's all behind this front in an area of high pressure that continues to dominate that sinking air around it. the winds have been kicking up and will continue with some light winds out of the north tomorrow, reinforcing the dry, cool air. sanford. melbourne. temperatures dropping quickly tonight. here's a look at the pinpoint accurate forecast. as we take you hour by hour, look at the line graft quickly dropping off to 53 by 10:00 tonight. it will be breezy tonight with the winds out of the north at about 15 miles per hour. not as windy as we've seen today. tomorrow, lots of sunshine. warming quickly to 75 by 4:00. it won't be as windy through the afternoon tomorrow and tomorrow 10 degrees warmer than we're seeing today for the afternoon high. clouds and rain forecast taking you through tonight and tomorrow.
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move in with the light north winds tomorrow. but we will start off chilly. here are the temperatures. where you live by 7:00 in the morning, 38 in ocala. the villages dropping to 41. 44 in orlando. leesburg at 45. early in the morning tomorrow, we drop to 44 in daytona beach. so chilly air in place but a nice rebound with lots of sunshine, the dry air in place tomorrow leading to mid-70's in many spots. 74 in ocala for the afternoon high, warming to 75 in orlando and 72 in daytona beach and 72 in cocoa beach. for spring breakers tomorrow, the weather will be nice. the water temperatures are a little cool, around 70 degrees in daytona beach. we will be dealing with the rip current risk in the moderate category tomorrow. there's your wednesday, though, gradually warming to 81 degrees. we're up to 85 on thursday with rain chances at 20%. then we up rain chances for the end of the week as a new system rolls in. 40% coverage on friday. and for easter weekend, mid-80's for the highs. we'll take that with a 50% chance for rain. the good news about the rain,
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some rain to help with that. i don't think it's going to be a total wash-out for the easter egg hunts in the morning. it looks like it could be mainly in the afternoon. we'll have to watch that for several days. >> lisa: fine-tune that for us. >> ginger: in our favor. get it right, no pressure. thank you, troy. well, we're just a day away from another launch out at the cape. >> lisa: next at 5:00, the important supplies now sitting on the launch pad. first, though, terrifying video. a wrong-way driver nearly slams into a police car. what happened moments after this
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>> ginger: new video tonight of a frightening encounter for a florida police officer. this dash-cam video shows the officer narrowly avoiding a wrong-way driver. this happened yesterday morning. tampa police just released the video. the driver was going southbound in the northbound side of i-275. another officer pulled over the driver just a short time later. she is now charged with d.u.i.
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are a go for tomorrow night's planned rocket launch from the cape. >> ginger: crews rolled out the atlas 5 rocket to the launch pad yesterday. you can see the rocket heading to the pad. it's delivering 7500 pounds of food and equipment and experiments to the international space station. there's an 80% chance of favorable weather for launch at last check. the launch window is opening at 11:05 tomorrow evening. once it happens, we'll bring it to you live on news 6 and coming up on news 6 at 5:30, it's the first trip to cuba by a sitting president in nearly 90 years. >> lisa: but not everyone is happy about this. why the lieutenant governor of florida calls this a sad day and even joins hundreds of people in a miami protest. >> ginger: and we're staying on top of breaking news. multiple large fires in east orange county to tell you about, including this one happening in bithlo. a live update, coming up in minutes.
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>> ginger: right now at 5:30, new developments in the parker. why a judge is ordering her former fiance to testify under oath. thank you for joining us. i'm ginger gadsden. >> lisa: i'm lisa bell in for matt austin tonight.


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