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>> lisa: a triple bombing kills more than 30 people in what police in belgium are calling a terrorist attack. right now at 5:30, how the u.s. is responding. >> lisa: plus it's supposed to be a fun event. but what parents found at one
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hunting for easter eggs turned it from fun to frightening. good evening, everyone. thanks for joining us. i'm ginger gadsden. >> lisa: i'm lisa bell in for matt tonight. but first, the weather tonight turned out to be chilly but absolutely beautiful. meteorologist troy bridges is here with your pinpoint weather first at 5:30. >> we're going to be back to the 80's as early as tomorrow. today, well into the 70's. it's all because of high pressure dominating. this high pressure moving over us now, eventually pushing out to the east of us. there's a clockwise flow around it, sending in winds off the ocean waters. that's why we'll see a few additional clouds tomorrow, but a warming wind from the south tomorrow gets us up into the 80's in many spots. the winds are very light, coming in from the south, nothing like yesterday where we had the strong north wind bringing in all the cold air. that's why it was so chilly through last night and early this morning.
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75 in orlando. in cocoa beach. we're talking about upper 60's, near 70 in daytona beach as we talked about a bit of a breeze off the ocean waters. looking good and clear. it will be mild, though, as we are in the mid-60's. 65 at 9:00. by 10:00, we're at 63 degrees. if you're making evening plans, no big need for a jacket like last night. coming up, we're increasing moisture which means an increased chance for rain as early as thursday and friday and into easter weekend. that forecast is coming up in minutes. >> lisa: thank you, troy. easter egg hunting is supposed to be fun for parents and kids. >> ginger: over the weekend, kids were searching and parents say they found drug paraphernalia. news 6 reporter loren korn is in edgewater with this disturbing story.
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the mother says it happened here at this park. they found more than just easter eggs hiding under these leaves. >> it was actually in the baby section. >> reporter: she says her two girls were in a church easter egg hunt at rotary park saturday morning only to find more than just plastic eggs. >> when one of the eggs was being dug up, it was literally right next to the egg. >> reporter: they found this exposed needle. >> you could see the orange top of it and the mom kicked it and reached and put it in the bottle to get rid of it. >> reporter: it was barely sticking out from under a pile of leaves. >> you don't know what they're going to grab. >> reporter: this mother brings her son elijah to the park at least twice a week. >> it could be anywhere and it is anywhere and it's around our children. it's awfully scary. >> we take anything like that seriously. >> reporter: the city of edgewater says they have crews
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parks and report any illegal activity or drug paraphernalia that's found. >> we have our police officers that patrol. we have our eyes on the park every day. but we can't see everything. >> reporter: as for britney, she says not only did the needle put a damper into the easter egg hunt but her children will not be returning soon. >> reporter: if you happen to find drug paraphernalia like needles before a city worker does, to call the hotline so a city worker can come out and dispose of it safely. >> ginger: if you do spot something like that at any edgewater park, call this number. 424-2000. for anywhere else in volusia county, call the 911 non-emergency line. a terrifying day for travelers in europe today. suicide bombers set off three
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in brussels belgium. >> lisa: in the last two hours," isis claimed responsibility for the attacks at the airport and the nearby metro station. in the last few hours, we've just learned investigators deactivated a third bomb found during a sweep of the airport. you can see smoke coming out of the windows after they diffused that bomb. right now, we're hearing at least 30 people have been killed, around 230 others are hurt. this comes just days after the capture of europe's most-wanted man in brussels, accused of being involved in the terror attacks in paris back in november. no word yet on whether the paris attack or the latest attack of brussels are connected. >> thank god we have the great law enforcement and first responders we have in our state. if we could just take a moment of silence. >> lisa: florida governor rick scott observing a moment of silence in honor of those killed
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jobs meeting in orlando today. he order flags to be flown at half-staff across the state in their honor. and security has visibly increased at airports, subways and train stations across the country. reporter craig boswell joins us from washington, d.c. with more. >> reporter: police cars patrol the outside while inside there are officers carrying rifles and bomb-sniffing dogs checking luggage at american airports and train stations >> >> i do hope we have security measures here. >> reporter: authorities have no evidence of a planned strike like the ones in brussels, but they're worried about copycats. because of that, the f.b.i. has increased its surveillance of known terror suspects already living in the u.s. >> the most important part of a terrorist investigation is to prevent the act before it happens. >> reporter: the stepped up patrols at places including union station here in washington happen almost automatically
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repeatedly train for terror threats. >> what happened in brussels is an example of one of the many threats that face washington and other regions around the country and the kinds of threats that we're prepared for. >> reporter: dave snyder helps coordinator emergency preparedness in the nation's capital. >> the public can play a critical role here. if you see something, say something. >> reporter: even with increased patrols, the u.s. has not raised the terror alert level due to the credible threat. >> lisa: coming up at 6:00, we're live at orlando international airport with how security is changing there. >> ginger: deputies have officially recommended a misdemeanor charge for the mom of a 4-year-old boy who got ahold of her handgun and shot her in the back with it. we first told you about this incident when it happened earlier this month. investigators say jayme gill put the loaded gun under the front seat of her pickup truck. but her son recently figured out how to unbuckle himself from her car seat. that's when they say he picked
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fired through the front seat, hitting his mom in the back. now that the investigation is complete, the putnam county sheriff says she should be charged with allowing a child to access a gun. it is still up to prosecutors to decide whether to actually file the charge. a man is in custody tonight because he ran out of gas. it's a bizarre story. deputies in broward county say nicholas jackson tried to buy a 60,000 bmw with food stamps and a credit card. after he was refused by employees at the pompano beach dealership, investigators say he came back the very next night and stole the suv he wanted. they say he stole keys to 60 other cars. he was arrested yesterday morning in martin county after the suv ran out of gas. >> lisa: at this hour, crews are still working to repair the damage after a crash this morning in orange county. orlando fire/rescue says a semi
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connecting eastbound i-4 to state road 408. the ramp was closed for several hours as emergency crews worked to turn the truck back over. orlando fire department's hazmat team was also on scene to take care of a fuel tank leak. as you can see, crews are working right now to finish repairs to the guardrail that was damaged in the crash. fire/rescue says there were only minor injuries as a result of this. >> lisa: and that crash slowed afternoon. let's get a check of the roads with julie broughton. >> julie: we saw residual delays throughout the afternoon because of the earlier crash. now. this is i-4 through the downtown area. the cars driving away from me are heading eastbound and especially those in the center lane and left lane are slow there on i-4 eastbound at church street. that's pretty typical for us this time of day. expect if you're heading out on i-4 into the downtown area in the next hour or so that you do
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this is i-4 eastbound. there's the turnpike for you. moving along pretty nicely until you get to john young parkway. that's when the speed drops to around 21 miles per hour average speed and stays low all the way after state road 408 and into seminole county also slow, beginning to pick back up once you get past altamonte springs. i-4 westbound lake mary boulevard to colonial, no major issues if you're heading in that direction. >> lisa: thank you, julie. despite a chilly start to the morning, today's weather turned out just perfect. >> ginger: yeah, news 6 meteorologist candace campos is pinpointing your forecast for wekiva springs state park in apopka tonight. >> candace: we're continuing to pinpoint across central florida, the great state parks we've got out here. if you have spring break off, you may want to take the kids to wekiva state park. the weather is fantastic.
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by lunchtime, temperatures will be about 77 degrees. for wednesday afternoon, beautiful conditions. very pleasant. we'll be topping off about 80 degrees just about two degrees above the average mark. but across the board, you will see plenty of spring sunshine. not only if you're out at wekiva springs but anywhere across central florida. >> ginger: thank you, candace. seems to sell just about everything these days. when we come back, find out what you can now buy from the online retail giant. >> lisa: plus sitting still behind a desk at school can be tough for some students. but coming up next, see how a local school is getting active and involved and getting results in our schools.
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>> lisa: from walking on the moon to measuring humvees, it's all in a day's work for some local students. >> ginger: bridgett ellison has more in tonight's "getting results in our schools". >> reporter: every day is a hands-on experience for students at goldsboro elementary magnate school where seven different stem labs keep them very busy. >> students in the kids' space center get out of this world experience for what it's like behind-the-scenes at nasa. >> our kids space center allows our children to go through a simulation based on the launch of a space shuttle. during that launch, we do extra vehicular activity. we launch satellites. we dock with the hubble telescope and we also dock with the international space station. >> reporter: meanwhile, classmates are measuring
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enough to drive yet in the math lab. with seven different labs covering science, technology, engineering and math-related topics, the students are immersed in assignments that engage and activate their imaginations. >> my favorite lab is robotics. we get to put different pieces on robot brains and program the robots to do what we want them to do. >> we get to do hands on activities such as when we were studying about the great garbage patch, the great pacific garbage patch. the teacher actually gave us garbage bins and we got to go through and try to purify the water. >> reporter: teachers say what's happening at the elementary level at goldsboro with their full stem curriculum is positively impacting each child's future education and career path. >> i still have students i taught in the second grade that are now in high school come back to visit me and i see how they've changed and grown and
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prepared for their middle school, high school and college lives. >> reporter: now the kids space center at goldsboro was made possible through a grant from nasa 10 years ago and as you can see, it continues to be a favorite learning tool there. i'm bridgett ellison. i'll see you on the morning news. >> ginger: to see all of brigitte's "getting results in our schools" reports, head to, powered by news 6. >> the u.s. food and drug administration is changing the way companies label opioid prescription medications. >> lisa: it now requires a black box warning, the moist severe label out there. it has to warn consumers about the serious risk of misuse, abuse, addiction, overdose and death. they will also be requiring a few other safety labeling changes. according to the c.d.c., more than 40 americans die every day from prescription drug overdoses. seems like you can buy just about anything on amazon these days. >> ginger: you pretty much can.
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to the list. now you can get cable service on the shopping site. comcast will start selling its cable, internet and phone services on amazon, part of a new cable store. it also includes customer service. despite amazon typically having lower prices on some items, it will be the same price as the comcast website. >> lisa: i wonder if you can get that in sites where comcast is not available. >> you can get your tvs and movies there so you don't need the cable. >> lisa: troy bridges is joining us today. today. >> tomorrow, the heat is back. we're talking about the 80's. yes, indeed. beach. but we have a rip current category today and tomorrow. in high definition. plenty of people out there on
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almost 70 degrees at this point. we're at 69 degrees from that vantage point with an east wind around 10 miles per hour. the wind has calmed down considerably compared to where it was yesterday at times. even in daytona beach, we had some winds gusting near 30 miles per hour. so a much, much better beach day. tomorrow will be about the same. we'll see a moderate rip current risk. watch out for that as you head to the beach. air temperatures there in the upper 70's. even warmer tomorrow. the water temperature, near 70 at 69 degrees. it's 71 at cocoa beach. notice warmer temperatures inland because we don't have as much of an east breeze impacting inland areas. as the breeze goes over the ocean waters, it's a little bit cooler this time of day. that's exactly what we're seeing. what about the rest of tonight into tomorrow with a big warm-up. here's a look at your pinpoint
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>> taking you through tonight hour by hour, we're at 63 degrees tonight. a mild night tonight. no rain, hardly a cloud out there. if you want to see a moon, pin a photo with the storm pins app, tonight would be a good night today it. we'll show it tomorrow on the morning show or in the afternoon. more clouds are building in tomorrow afternoon as the winds shift and come in out of the south. that's a warming wind for us. it's also bringing in a little bit more moisture. that's why the clouds will be moving in. you can see the breeze off the ocean waters out of the east and southeast bringing in one or two drops of rain as a bit of an east coast sea breeze tries to develop into the afternoon tomorrow. the coverage, tomorrow only a 10%. early in the morning tomorrow, milder this morning. we'll be at 55 in orlando by 7:00, dropping to 46 in ocala and 54, rather, in daytona beach and 52 in palm coast by 7:00 tomorrow morning. into tomorrow afternoon, we warm
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83 in leesburg. 81 in ocala and 80 in melbourne. so a warm day area-wide tomorrow. we continue that trend, getting up to 86 degrees on thursday. we're at 83 on friday. a new system rolls in, increasing moisture and rain chances to 40% thursday, 50% on friday, 60% saturday and, yes, 50%. so it will be a bit of an issue. we'll pinpoint that carefully as we get closer so we can get the timing down for you for all the festivities on easter. we need some rain. we talked about several fires yesterday. rain could help with that. we also have a lot of pollen. ken, our 7:00 producer, i saw him today just running inside. >> ginger: a lot of people have issues with that right now. >> we're going to try to get that out of here by the end of the week. there's the silver lining. >> if you're on the road and can't check your news 6 weather through one of our three radio
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and meteorologist troy bridges 105.9 sunny fm, 101.9 amp radio, and mix 105.1. still ahead at 5:30, a flight attendant on the run. find out what investigators the airport. >> lisa: plus, tons of unsold food goes to waste every year from restaurants while millions of people go without meals. coming up next, see what starbucks is hoping to do about that problem. and tonight at 6:00, we'll continue our coverage from terror in brussels. we'll hear from passengers who took off minutes before the
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witnesses say they took a phone, kicked off her shoes and ran. d.e.a. investigators found 66 pounds of what they believe is cocaine inside her carry-on.
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fugitive, but authorities are not releasing her identity or which airline she works for. starbucks says it wants to stop wasting food. >> ginger: it's planning to start donating all leftover food from its 7,000-plus locations here in the u.s. they want to donate 100% of its leftover food to feeding america. it's a total of 5 million meals this year. company leaders say they're researching how to make sure the food stays safe until it can be distributed. the starbucks c.e.o. howard schultz say the idea came from a couple of his baristas. crews are putting the finishing touches on exciting new additions to bush garden in tampa bay. >> lisa: cobra's curse is set to open this summer. they're on track so far. the final 4,000-pound piece of the weekend.
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say marks the end of construction and starts the testing phase. in addition to a 70-foot vertical lift, guests would be inches from a 400 cubic foot snake exhibit as they wait in line. i think that's worse, walking by a bunch of snakes. >> ginger: it's all bad news to me. they used to have a ride that dropped you straight down. no thank you. staying right here. coming up next at 6:00, terror in brussels. >> lisa: find out what passengers had to say after their plane took off from brussels headed to florida just minutes before the attacks. >> ginger: the atlas 5 rocket is blasting off from cape canaveral tonight. we'll go live to check on the forecast. >> lisa: the lines on the road are to keep us safe, but they're
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provided by u.s. captioning company.] >> i can't explain. it looked like war. it's unbelievable. it's unbelievable. it's really hard. >> lisa: now at 6:00, terror attacks in belgium. dozens are dead and hundreds are injured. here at home, we take a look at how airports are stepping up security and how passengers arriving in central florida from belgium are reacting after learning their plane took off just minutes before the attack. the world is in shock tonight after deadly attacks in brussels belgium. good evening, thanks for joining us. i'm lisa bell. >> ginger: i'm ginger gadsden in format matt austin tonight. isis is claiming responsibility in the attacks in belgium. more than 30 people are dead and


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