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announcer: local, live, late-breaking. this is wesh 2 news at 5:00 in high definition. >> tonight, i am suspending my campaign. angela: breaking tonight, a south carolina shakeup for republicans. former florida governor jeb bush gets teary eyed as he gives up his dreams of going to the white house. >> and with that dream gone for one floridian, florida senator is looking to make it into the white house. we have a full day of south carolina primary coverage coming straight ahead. angela: but we start with breaking news in orlando. police just confirmed four people have been shot. good evening, i' m angela taylor. it is all unfolding in parramore. wesh 2' s matt lupoli is working this story and joins us live with these breaking developments.
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street and the avenue. -- long street and lee avenue. police are not looking for a suspect at this time. we will continue to watch this story for you and bring you matt lupoli live in a few moments. now to that big development in commitment 2016. not long after it became apparent donald trump would win the south carolina primary, jeb bush announced he' s giving up. looking at tonight' s results, it seems the race is between trump, ted cruz, and florida senator marco rubio. right now i both have 22%, it is so close -- they both have 22%, it is so close. wesh 2' s adrian whitsett joins us live from the rubio campaign in columbia. how has it been? adrian: it has been fun. even of the percentage wise it shows ted cruz and marco rubio
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his campaign was full of life, they were extremely excited to see how much momentum he has gained even since new hampshire. he could be right in second place even though donald clearly won the state of south carolina. you' ll hear from donald trump, ted cruz, as well as jeb bush, who decided to suspend his campaign. there was a huge cheer inside the rubio campaign party when that happened. folks that i was talking to say they do believe jeb bush' s voters will go to marco rubio. this will be a big boost to going forward. we also did hear from carson for we got to hear and to the candidates read ben carson, who had the same vote tally as jeb bush who is now dropping out, said he is here to stay. let' s look at the rest of the candidates. trump: when you win, it is beautiful. we are going to start winning for our country.
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bush: the people of iowa and new hampshire and south carolina has spoken. tonight i am suspending my campaign. rubio: he was the greatest governor in the history of florida. [applause] [laughter] and i believe and i pray that his service to our country has not yet ended. adrian: so you can hear there is a lot of commendation for jeb bush. you will be to see more on wesh 2 news sunrise or it more than 700,000 people voted in this thing so far, which is more than 100,000 more than what they had in the 2012 the gop primary here in south carolina, which broke the record back then. you can see how much interested there is on the republican side in south carolina tonight. angela: when you are out there, was in a to rubio surprised at all how close he and ted cruz
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adrian: really, it did not seem so. when he took the stage and got in front of his supporters, he looked very presidential more than i have seen over the last few weeks covering iowa and new hampshire. he really commanded it. he seems like he should have been in first. i know he knows the numbers were for donald, but it doesn' t come across that he believes that he should -- it does come across that he believes he should be in second. rubio' s campaign all of his supporters, not surprised at all. i think the momentum is going to keep going, and they think it is going to shift. i the time we reach our primary in florida, march 15, where 99 delegates are on the line, a winner take all, they think rubio has a shot. angela: i would say confidence is what i saw out of marco rubio
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adrian whitsett life for us for the republican presidential primary. on the democratic side, hillary clinton came out with a win in nevada' s democratic presidential caucuses. she beat senator bernie sanders 52% to 48%. [applause] hillary clinton: you know i am so, so thrilled and so grateful to all of my supporters out there. some may have doubted us but we never doubted each other. [applause] bernie sanders: in a short while, i' ll be on a plane to south carolina, and then we' re going to be competing in 11 states all across this country on super tuesday. and i believe i believe that on , super tuesday, we' ve got an excellent chance to win many of those states.
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angela: just a reminder the , south carolina democratic primary is next saturday. we have a complete section dedicated to commitment 2016 inside there, you can read about the turnouts for today' s primary and caucuses. just click on the news tab inside more breaking news tonight for the first time we are hearing from the orange county deputy injured in the hit and run while on duty. in the last 30 minutes, the sheriff' s office released this video from sergeant marcy pierce. >> i have a fractured left foot. i have four stitches in my eye over here, and quite a bit of swelling around my eye and into my head. angela: pierce went on to thank those supporting her after yesterdays crash. she was injured while trying to arrest jonc arlos ortiz near 436 and colonial drive.
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he remains on the loose tonight. we want to get back to breaking news out of parramore or police confirmed for people have been shot. matt lupoli is working this story. he joins us live. matt: this is where a crash connected to that shooting took place. you can see the damaged silver suv in the intersection of lee and long behind crime scene tape. this shows the investigation near anderson and parramore near a food store. police officers tell us four people were shot in this area. all four were rushed to a hospital, three were seriously hurt. this started about 9:00. woman slater, a brief chase ensued, and that ended with a crash at lee and long.
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were involved or if any one else is heard. it is unclear what led to the shooting, but police officers tell us the investigation is continuing. four people shot, three seriously hurt, all of them rushed to a hospital in orlando. angela: still a very active scene. thank you. tonight, we are getting a better idea of the moments leading up to a sinking of a ship. >> the clock is ticking. can i please speak with a q i? angela: investigators look into what went wrong. eric: this afternoon, we thought clear skies. fog is going to develop. we will talk about that and win
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t even walk out the door no more. we got to pray. we got to pray every day. angela: witnesses tell wesh 2 that two men on dirt bikes were doing tricks and racing along the sidewalk right before the accident. troopers aren' t confirming that. new tonight for the first time , we' re hearing the calls for help from the el faro ship before it sank. at times the captain can be heard pleading for help. >> the clock is ticking. can i please speak with a qi? angela: the recordings were played during a coast guard hearing in jacksonville. the ship sank during hurricane joaquin back in october, killing all 33 members on board. some family members have filed a lawsuit against the ship' s owners. the coast guard will determine if misconduct or negligence caused the sinking. first alert meteorologist eric burris is here. it is shaping up to be a beautiful weekend, and as we go to the daytona 500, fans will
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eric: the sun will be smiling on everybody. at this hour, downtown orlando living up to its name, the city beautiful with clear skies overhead. dew point is 54. when the air temperature gets a down to the dew point and the wind goes calm, that is a we start to see fog is developing. that is exec white what we expect over the course of this evening. 39 in sanford, 60 -- 59 in sanford, and if you look closely you can see a band of clouds working through the bahamas and working to the peninsula. it is courtesy of this area of high pressure. partly cloudy skies, watching the fog developing. we will be a couple of takes above normal. look at what got, high temperatures as we look ahead. tomorrow, upper 70' s across central florida.
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indicating showers just off the coast line, but as these try to come in, they kind of fizzle out . i do not think rain will be a concern for us, but on the coast we will see more clouds then across the interior communities. here are 6:00, a mix of clouds and sunshine, a beautiful set up. looking ahead to monday, isolated showers especially south of town. i think we will look ok. warmer southerly winds downtown. we get this on the radar sitting north of our area. especially from orlando north, we are talking about showers moving in. that moves out, but the next weather maker moves in wednesday. there is the next cold front, showers and thunderstorms moving in. this is the one that will bring ample rain to central florida. not tomorrow. if you are heading to the international speedway, we are talking about a wonderful
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great race weather for the great american race. 72 degrees by the green flag. 75 by 3:00. as we approached checkered flag, temperatures in the upper range of the 60' s. the only problem is the allergy issues. i have been using the old nasal spray, and talking with so many folks on twitter, they know what i am talking about. on a scale of one to 12, we are 11 by wednesday. i can' t tell you the last time it has ever been since i saw value of that high. we are going to continue to struggle. on the coast, surfing conditions to. seas running three to four. you might need a wetsuit, moderate risk of recurrence. there is the accurate forecast. rain coming tuesday, but predominantly wednesday. behind that, back into the 40' s for morning lows. 60' s for daytime highs.
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s are bad. the road for big conference basketball games, as the college season begins to wind down. pat tells us how they fared today, next in sports. and chasing chase. tomorrow' s daytona 500 year' s
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winner, coming up. pat: the nascar orchestra building to a great crescendo at daytona this weekend. the great american race tomorrow, and one can only hope that the figurative cymbal crash that begins the daytona 500 will be the only significant crash of the day. but before that, the xfinity cars driving in concert about the tri-oval today in the first event of their new season. beautiful day for racing saturday, and the good news is that there was no big one on this day, the racing mostly harmonious. here' s an early caution on the backstretch that involved sage veteran bobby labonte and jeb burton. ty dillon had the pole for this thing, but in the end it' s sunday' s polesitter chase elliot, the 20-year-old, in front on the final lap, and splendidly blocking defending 500 champ joey logano coming out of turn four, and a great weekend start for elliot, who
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kasey kahne finished third. logano' s third second-place finish in three races at daytona this year. elliott after, on the block. >> that was one of the few times i have been in that position to have to be up front and block. a lot of it was just kind of going on the fly. i don' t have a lot of experience with it, just trying to block the lanes as they came. what to do, and it worked out. pat: and now we prepared for the main event. 40 cars taking green sunday afternoon in the 58th daytona 500. it' s the first event of a new sprint cup season, and easily the most prestigious. 36 different drivers have won this thing, only 10 have done it more than once. michael waltrip, a two-time champ, knows how winning this can change your life. >> having the trophies at home is a special feeling that i have
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i am introduced at the daytona 500 as a winner, and this was a race when i was a little kid, i used to the kentucky in february with mike paris to rosset -- my parents to watch it. being fortunate to win it, it is a great feeling. pat: so the table is set, green flag just after 1:00 sunday afternoon. will elliott complete a weekend sweep and become one of the youngest 500 champions ever? we' ll have the post-mortum sunday night at 6:00. college hoop, the florida gators trying to beat south carolina for the eighth striaght time as the two met in columbia big political day in that state and you could call this a primary sec game. gamecocks racing to a huge first half lead. it was then the game completely 30-13, turned in favor of the gators, who went on a 20-0 run to end the half. devin robinson' s three gave the gators 53-50 halftiome advantage. carolina finally gained an edge into overtime.
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-- come back but able to finish , the job on this day as carolina survives, 73-69. florida state loses at virginia tech and stetson falls at home to let scum. -- live scum. and what should have been a terrific aac matchup between national powers miami and north carolina became a complete bust for the hurricanes, appropriately downgraded early in the second half to a tropical depression. unc took this game by the throat and never let go. brice johnson had 16 points and 15 boards. heels opened the second half on a 10-0 run and never looked back. bouncing back nicely from that loss to duke wednesday night. 96-71 final. unfortunately, bad news for the solar bears who lose in a shootout to --
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angela: angela: we want to give you an update on commitment 2016. the south carolina gop primary, it is a tight race. little more than 1100 votes separate florida senator marco rubio and texas senator ted cruz.
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will be the winner, 32%, now saying marco rubio will come in second, and ted cruz will come in third. of course, we learned jeb bush has suspended his campaign. so it looks like those three will be the top three coming out of south carolina. we will see what happens. eric: very interesting. sports of a different kind. angela: definitely entertaining. eric: mother nature not to entertaining in central florida. . dave is on duty starting at 5:00 wesh 2 news sunrise, but this is the afternoon. 70 94 sunday afternoon. 82 on monday. mother nature decides to throw a cold front our way, so wednesday and tuesday showers. it goes back to jackets on thursday on friday. angela: tomorrow looks beautiful. that is all that matters. start your sunday morning with wesh 2 news sunrise. we' ll get you going with
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ll shape the rest of your weekend. it starts at 5:00 a.m. thank you for joining us. have a great night. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit]
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