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[real-time closed captioning provided by u.s. captioning company.] >> lisa: now at 6:00, a scary situation for a teen girl who says a man tried to lure her into his car and then threatened her. and a brushfire has burned dangerously close to several homes in east orange county. first, though, three kissimmee officers are suspended accused of lying in court. good evening, thanks for joining us. i'm lisa bell. >> ginger: i'm ginger gadsden in for matt austin tonight. a lot of investigative work could be put on hold as the department gets to the bottom of what happened. news 6 reporter troy campbell is following the story tonight. these suspensions involve the entire street crimes unit? >> reporter: that's exactly right. the others not involved, they've been reassigned. we are told that the public defender in the case is the one who discovered this surveillance video. i'm also currently in the process of reviewing the three officers' personnel records and
first time one of those officers has been suspended on the job. >> there's a lot of questions about exactly what happened and how. >> reporter: state attorney jeff ashton saying his investigators put a stop to the criminal prosecution of a suspect once this surveillance video came to light. it was recorded at the tropicana motel back on november 24th. kissimmee officer tiffany hall is seen in the video entering a hotel room where a drug suspect was staying. the only problem, in the charging affidavit, she wrote that the two other officers weren't with her and that she was alone. >> we realized we could not go forward. there was a serious contradiction between the tape and what was testified to, and so the case was dropped at that point. >> reporter: the suspect is now free and clear of the incident. the state attorney's office says the officers involved could also face jail time, even cases that have already been closed with convictions will be reviewed while the three kissimmee
>> it's very sad for anyone in law enforcement when there appears to be this kind of contradiction between evidence and what the officer is saying on the stand. >> reporter: as of now, none of the three officers have been charged with a crime. coming up later at 7:00, we'll hear more from state attorney jeff ashton about how video can change criminal proceedings much as it has in this one. live outside the orange county courthouse, troy campbell, news 6. >> ginger: thank you. we've been following breaking news out of east orange county tonight. crews have been battling a brushfire burning very close to some homes there. sky 6 was flying over the scene since 4:00 today. this is in a conservation area along wild tamarin boulevard near avalon park boulevard. we're told the fire is now 95% contained, but at one point, it got so close to the homes it even melted some backyard fences to some of those homes and then you see people out there with their own hoses trying to make
property. >> lisa: really scare situation for several hours this afternoon. our dry and windy weather today put us all under a red-flag warning. >> ginger: it's still in effect right now for central florida. let's check in with news 6 meteorologist troy bridges who is pinpointing the winds and what we can expect in the next few hours. >> the red-flag warning is until 7:00 tonight. they've amended it a little bit. the winds are sustained at 10 miles per hour, mainly out of the north right now in orange county. you can see the arrow indicating where they're headed. they're moving to the south and southeast right now in orange county out of the north and northwest. we have seen a little bit of a shift but mainly the winds are bringing in dry air from the north. you can see stronger sustained winds along the coast, near 20 miles per hour, gusting at times earlier near 30 miles per hour. here's the red-flag warning for all of the pink colored counties that is most of central florida through 7:00 tonight as we have very low humidity and the winds,
miles per hour for the next hour or so. also early in the morning, cold air working in. marion county under a frost advisory until 9:00. temperatures dropping quickly with those north winds. to 9:00 tonight, heading out on the town, you'll need a jacket. we're at 55. early in the morning, 30's and 40's >> we'll talk more about how cold it will be for how long and when rain finally returns. we could certainly use it. easter is coming up. we'll talk about the easter forecast as well. >> ginger: thank you, troy. >> 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 partner 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. >> lisa: we're following a developing story out of orange county where a teen was shot and killed near a church basketball court. deputies are still on the scene right now in apopka investigating this. it happened just before 3:00 this afternoon near the saint
street and old apopka road. we're told multiple shots were fired. deputies are asking anyone who saw what happened to call the orange county sheriff's office or crime line at 1-800-423-tips. >> ginger: right now, daytona beach police are searching for a man who they say tried to get a 14-year-old girl into his car. >> lisa: the girl says the man even threatened her if she didn't do what he said. it happened on friday night along the 1200 block of hillcrest drive in daytona beach, not far from daytona state college. news 6 reporter loren korn is live at daytona beach police headquarters tonight. so how was that teen able to get away from that guy? >> reporter: well, at first she said she froze, didn't know what to do. and then she screamed and that was enough to scare that man away. scary moments for the 14-year-old girl. >> i was praying and thinking about what should i do. i was thinking am i going to get kidnapped, am i going to be taken away and never seen again?
pulled up next to her friday afternoon, pressuring her to get into his car. >> i froze. he was like come here, come here, you're not going to tell me where you're going. he said come here. i ignored him. he said you could come to me or i could come to you. >> reporter: the teen says there's only one thing she could do. >> i just screamed. >> reporter: the man sped away and she ran home and called police. >> we had the helicopter up, we went door to door canvassing. we want to find out who this individual is and get our hands on him. >> reporter: police released this sketch and description of the man, a black male, 30 to 40 years old, 5-6, 180 pounds, last seen driving a light blue jaguar. >> she gave us a great description before running away. we need to find this guy before someone else gets victimized by him. >> reporter: the mother tells us she's no longer allowed to walk
she's also seen the car several times and believes her daughter was targeted. a very scary situation. >> lisa: loren korn reporting live tonight. thank you. this is another look at the sketch from daytona beach police. you can get another look at the sketch and the suspect's description on our website at news 6. troopers are searching for a hit-and-run driver who killed a bicyclist in brevard county. the crash happened last night along courtney parkway and spruce avenue in merritt island. troopers say 54-year-old steven terry was riding his bicycle in the left lane. at one point he fell off while trying to cross courtney parkway when he was hit. troopers are searching for a dark-colored 1995 to 2003 chevy pickup truck with front-end damage. that truck left the scene. if you know anything about this crash, you're asked to call the crime line. >> ginger: dead fish are popping up all over in brevard county waters. it's so bad, people who live
several agencies are working together to come up with an emergency clean-up plan and figure out why this is actually happening. reports of dead fish started coming in last week from the indian and banana rivers. our news partners at "florida today" reporting 15 different species of fish are dead in the indian river lagoon including sheep's head and catfish. what's happened. >> this is terrible. this is the worst i've ever seen it and i've been here since 1970. this is the worst fish kill i've ever seen. >> ginger: it does look bad. florida fish and wildlife is investigating the cause of the fish kill. the clean-up plan may include help from a variety of sources, including inmate labor to scoop out the dead fish. >> lisa: good news for uber riders in altamonte springs. starting today, users will get a discount, part of a partnership between the city and the ride-sharing service. anyone who uses uber and takes
altamonte springs will get a 20% discount. and all trips starting or ending at the altamonte springs sunrail station will get 25% off. city leaders are hoping the discounts will help boost the number of people using sunrail. the partnership is expected to last a year. if you're looking for something fun to do on spring break, airboat tours can be a great way to experience florida's nature. tonight news 6 meteorologist candace campos is at boggy creek in kissimmee with your pinpoint forecast. >> candace: we're pinpointing some fun activities to do across central florida for spring break. i know a lot of people are off school and even some adults are off of work. we're going around trying to find some fun activities to do with the family. one spot in kissimmee, the boggy creek airboat rides. it's going to be a great day tomorrow, plenty of clear skies. make sure you have the sunglasses, no matter what you're doing outside tomorrow. we'll see plenty of that spring sunshine. temperatures will be warming up into the mid to low 70's,
a light breeze moving in from the north-northwest behind the cold front and throughout the evening hours, cooling down nice and mild into the low 60's. again, no matter where you go across central florida for your tuesday, the weather is looking fantastic. >> lisa: thank you. any driver knows it can be expensive to keep your car on the road. >> ginger: still ahead at 6:00, a new study ranks florida as one of the most expensive states to own a car. >> reporter: we're keeping a very big secret inside the florida hospital for children today, but coming up after the break, we'll take you inside this very special patient room. >> remember, news 6 is always on clickorlando.com, your
school seniors, asking a date to the prom turned into asking like the real question. >> ginger: for one wekiva hospital senior, this surprise is about more than just a dance. kirstin o'connor shows us the surprise drin onou a a very special surprise for prom. >> all suited up in doctor's scrubs, he hid behind a carefully decorated door for his patient diagnosed with prom itsism. she said yes to homecoming. but a month after the first date, the 17-year-old defensive tackle found out he'd have to sit the bench for a while. >> they wanted to run tests.
was one of the tests they wanted to run, then they realized that, yes, he had leukemia. >> reporter: since his diagnosis in november, he spends several hours a day at florida hospital nt oean h b>> d ort emotional moment for victoria who says she never would have guessed his plan. >> i appreciate it a lot. >> reporter: she says she's continued to be his light during what could have been a dark time. >> she keeps me up, i keep her up. we keep each other up on a high level. >> reprter: the senior prom is coming up next month and victoria has her dress all picked out, but she won't be telling anyone about it. that's her surprise. >> ginger: what a great story.
>> ginger: his mother tells us he'll be starting classes at valencia this summer and plans to attend auburn after he finishes treatment which could be another two years. that's a great, great story. i think they should be king and queen of the prom. coming up at 7:00, a news 6 investigation is getting results. >> so all of those phones were approved? >> yes. >> even though the program didn't exist? >> yes. >> ginger: months after we first uncovered veterans were wrongly signed up for a free subsidized taxpayer cell phone, there's a new twist. who is now being sued for millions, all new at 7:00. >> lisa: a new study says florida is one of the most expensive states to own a car. go banking rates.com rated florida the fifth most expensive state to have a car, costing around $13,000 just to own a car for three years. the study looked at six key
of owning a car, including car sales tax, title fees, registration fees and insurance premiums. michigan was the most expensive state, around $15,000. it seems like our premiums are especially high here. >> ginger: yeah, it's because of all the drivers from other places. >> lisa: and every time you need a repair when you hit a pothole. >> today we're talking about the fire threat that will continue but not for long. we're going to see the winds calming down. we have the red-flag warning in effect meaning dry conditions and winds through 7:00. we have about 45 minutes or less before that expires. here's why. we have plenty of this dry air building in. the breeze around an area of high pressure. the high pressure is centered to
behind the front that moved through, brought some severe weather to south florida yesterday. today more dry air builds in around that high as the winds are coming in in a clockwise fashion around the sinking air. there is the chilly air we can expect overnight tonight. again, this fire threat, the red-flag warning in effect through 7:00 tonight. so a few minutes more to go as we have the dry air in place and the winds gusting greater than 20 miles per hour. again, as the sun sets, we'll see the winds calm down a bit better. and temperatures drop off. we're talking about a very cold start tomorrow, especially in marion county. there is a frost advisory in effect until 9:00 in the morning tomorrow for all of marion county. here's what to expect as we take you hour by hour tonight. here's the pinpoint accurate forecast as we take you through 9:00, we're at 55 degrees. at 10:00, 53 degrees. so some very cool air in place. of course, it's dropping off from there.
and 40's early tomorrow. here's the way it looks right now. mid-60's in most spots. it's 60 in melbourne. 64 in ocala. 65 in orlando. and through the nighttime hours, we'll be dropping into the 50's, feeling more like the 40's. the wind, although it will calm a bit, it will be a bit breezy into tonight, making it feel a little cooler. through tomorrow, there's the blue sky and sunshine warming us up to 75 degrees by 4:00. the average high is 79. so after only getting into the 60's today, tomorrow will be about 10 degrees warmer in many spots. there's the clouds and rain forecast, stepping you through the day tomorrow. you notice one or two clouds along coastal zones tomorrow. we'll begin to see the area of high pressure shift off to the east. as it does, more moisture will work in by the end of the week, even by the middle of the week we'll see more in the way of cloud cover and then the south winds working in around the high. early in the morning tomorrow, more of that cold air with light north winds. we're at 38 in ocala tomorrow
44 in orlando. 44 in daytona beach and 49 in melbourne. so chilly enough for a jacket warm-up. we're up to 74 in sanford tomorrow. leesburg, up to 76. 72 in daytona beach. what about easter? we're going to pinpoint more moisture in the form of rain so there will be scattered showers sunday. we're going to pinpoint more of that timing as we get closer. but we are dry for the next couple of days. 81 on wednesday. we warm to 84 by friday with the 40% coverage of rain, by the weekend, rain chances at 50%. highs in the mid-80's. it will be warm. >> lisa: thank you. >> ginger: ping is here now. >> ping: how is everybody? i wanted to say hello. it was a great day yesterday.
i was at the golf tournament. tiger woods dominated the arnold palmer invitational winning eight times. this year he was missed but fans had the event getting a taste of the future. jason day winning wire to wire. tiger never did that, but day did. recently i talked with mr. p. about golf without tiger. >> these days, the guys are good, aren't they? >> they are good. >> ping: out of the bunker, up and down. unbelievable shot with the water on the other side of the pin right there. he would knock that three footer in to win the arnold palmer invitational. after he won, was the obvious question concerning him seeing mr. p. on the green. >> walking up andyou. it's a very special moment i'll have forever. it's definitely something that
i've won this tournament. >> ping: and ladies, he's from the outback. you were asking. >> lisa: just double-checking. >> ping: two weeks from this thursday, the masters, the third and final round seen on news 6 on april 9th and 10th. join our friends from cbs sports for a tradition unlike any other. ian poulter came up on the wheel. the little wheel also playing
>> ping: last night, back by popular demand, here are the highlights from the show. are you ready for some madness during the wee hours of the morning? it's the second sunday in a row. ring ping right now. live from houston. wait a minute, steve. i've got full control here. first of all, when you're live in houston, you look directly at the camera, okay? that's what you're supposed to do. >> it's a beautiful evening here at nrg stadium in houston, texas. >> ping: why do you keep looking off to the right, steve? >> i don't know. >> it's an honor to speak with you. you're the god, with a small g,
only at longhorn steakhouse. you cant fake steak. >> ginger: thank you so much for joining us. >> the cbs evening news with scott pelleystarts right now. >> remember, you can always get the latest headlines at clickorlando.com. we will see you back here tonight at 7:00 and 11:00. goodnight. >> this is a new day. un nuevo dia . >> pelley: and an historic day, a first meeting between u.s. and cuban presidents in havana in nearly 90 years. also tonight, new electronic gear shifts are blamed for more than 100 accidents. the little-known law that is taking this six-year-old away known. >> with very heavy hearts we comply with the order, and we'll be waiting here for them to come take her.
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