tv Eyewitness News This Morning Saturday 700am ABC January 30, 2016 7:00am-9:00am EST
0001announcer: this is eyewitness this morning coverage you can count on. we see cop cars coming left and right. >> right now on eyewitness news this morning, state agents are investigating an officer-involved shooting in the middle of a busy sanford street, and the suspect is not the person who was shot. we're working right now to find out what happened in the moments before the gunfire. and new video reveals what happened before orlando police shot a woman accused in a car jacking. hear how an eyewitness described the terrifying scene. it is saturday, january 30th, i'm darlene jones. time now is 7:00 on the do the. we'll have more on the top story
but first here's a live look, wow, i cannot get enough of this gorgeous sunrise this morning. marina jurica is in severe weather center, and a warm up on the way. >> it is absolutely gorgeous. it's a cooler start but not going to stay cool. satellite and radar showing a few of those high level clouds which is great for a sunrise like this, because you can get those gorgeous colors and hows out of those clouds and with those high level clouds we're still going to see plenty of sunshine. we're dealing with some very leesburg. we're talking less than half a mile visibility in that area. every else is a touch from ocala, clermont, and kissimmee. we've got clear conditions through orange, seminole, counties. just depends on where you are. current temps, cool, 39 in palm coast, 41 in ocala 46 in
in winter haven and we're only going up from here. darlene? state investigators are investigating what happened during an officer-involved shooting during a busy street and the suspect is not the person who was shot. this story was breaking last night on eyewitness news at 10:00 and 11:00. we're live near 1792 and americana boulevard is and we're still waiting to learn how the victim is involved in this. >> reporter: right now police have not released those details but i can tell you this all started around 7:00 last night. you can take a look. this is the stretch of road that was all blocked off around that time yesterday. it is now back open as of is this morning. sanford police received a suspicious man call around night. fire.
victim isn't the person who was in custody. we're still investigating his investment. >> right now it's the initial stages and the investigation is under way. >> it's unclear what led up to the shooting but skywitness9 was above the shooting which includes a corridor that's usually busy on a friday night. there are still a lot of unanswered questions. we asked police who made the initial call for help, and if the victim was a bystander or related to the suspect. we're told those are all questions investigators are working to answer. >> reporter: and fdle is investigating that standard protocol any time an officer is involved in a shooting. reporting live in sanford, julie salomone, eyewitness this morning. st. cloud police are investigating two deaths they say could be suspicious. skywitness9 flew over this home on woodlake circle yesterday. police told us bodies of a man and woman believed to be in their 90s. we'll bring you an update on wftv.com once more information
and we're getting a look at surveillance video that shows a group of suspected car jackers who orlando police say sparked an officer-involved shooting. this all started with a chase yesterday morning on conway road and ended on south street near bumby avenue. the owner of a pet grooming business told us she in stalled cameras two years ago, and some of them captured the moment the suspect refused comply with police. >> to put so many people in danger and not care is what's disturbing. >> one of the suspects was shot but is expected to be okay. that person and two other suspects are in custody. state agents are handling this investigation as is routine. names. the homeless of no longer camped out a volusia county administration building. last night, daytona beach police showed up on north beach street.
they could move to a shelter set up at the salvation army or be arrested. most went to the shelter which was only able to take 86 people. only one person was arrested for refusing to leave. >> say that could do a lot better. they're doing all they can i guess is they're doing what they can. >> police chief chitwood said they had to do something because of the inappropriate behavior. he vetted plans with the homeless and plans to release that video next week. it shows criminal activity going on at that camp. we're just two days away from the first voting of the 2016 presidential race. the iowa caucuses will give us an official on the results. >> reporter: in the final push for votes ahead of iowa caucus, donald trump throws another one
this time cruz isn't firing back. >> he's welcome to say whatever he likes. like and respect him. >> cruz now pushing ahead of thursday's trump-less fox news debate, and this headline "rough night for cruz." on the democratic side, as hillary clinton pounds the pavement for votes. >> i need to you come caucus monday night. >> reporter: the state department declared 22 e-mails she didn't from her private server top secret. serious. >> reporter: and her republican opponents are pouncing. >> this is unacceptable. this is a disqualifier. >> reporter: clinton's campaign is pushing back because the e-mails were not marked classified at the time. she's in a tight race with bernie sanders who is urging volunteers to do everything necessary to increase voter turnout on caucus night.
is that illegal in iowa? >> reporter: and hillary clinton is bringing out the big guns. bill is here, and daughter chelsea joins them on the brandy hit, iowa. >> you can get the latest by downloading the wftv news app. tomorrow is the last day you can enroll under health insurance to avoid paying a penalty. if you don't have insurance you'll have to pay 2.5% of your household income, whichever is greater. florida has led the nation with enrollments. wednesday, about 300,000 people in orlando have coverage. and seminole county this morning, deputies are searching for a man who fatally shot a 15-year-old. harris was driving on central street in the east altamonte springs area. someone went into the -- road
the road and started firing at his car. detectives are investigating the motive. an orlando city commissioner showed us this death certificate. she says it's from the state of florida. it says the cause of death for her daughter is unknown, but the contributing factor was inhaling bleach. there were rumors duboss went to a hospital and told the staff someone threw bleach on her. >> the bleach is the cause of her death, so whoever threw the bleach on her, that's murder. i need more done. i need more answers. >> tallahassee police won't say if they're working on this as a murder.
vigil with the escaped family. volusia county deputy say b bull bullock's girlfriend drove the getaway car and his son was with her. bullock is considered armed and dangerous. the daytona beach police department wants you to know how to act if you come face-to-face with a gunman if they've ever in an active shooter situation. the free class runs from 10:00 to noon at the daytona beach police headquarters on valor boulevard. if you've been anywhere near the daytona beach international speedway you have heard the engines taking place in the 24-hour rolex race. track leaders are seeing strong ticket sale this is year. if you go to the track you'll get an up-close look at the new $400 million renovation project
the rolex 24 starts at 2:40. time now, 7:09. marina jurica, a great day to be on the track. >> it will be nice and dry, with temperatures around 68, to 70 degrees. southeast winds 10 to 15, and mostly sunny conditions. it's going to be a great day for that robex 24. the villages -- rolex 24. 68 by 2 p.m. with plenty of sunshine and baldwin park and the i-4 corridor. we'll top out around 70 degrees at 5:00. afternoon. and in palm bay, we'll be looking at lots of sunshine throughout the day with a high of 68. darlene? a man who admitted slashing sentenced. >> he knows he's going to have to pay for it. >> the new twist in the case that's made the victims wait for justice even longer. >> reporter: home buyers can't move in because of builder nightmare. >> there are homeowners who have
. oh, what a beautiful morning. if you have a minute come see the gorgeous sunrise. a live shot of downtown orlando. it is so beautiful and we have these high level clouds we get all of these colors and hows and it's just lovely -- hughes and it's -- hues. it's a cool start. the warmer temperatures will move back in, having a lot to do with the sunshine, as well as the southerly wind that's going to bring the warmer temps back into our neck of the woods. satellite and radar showing a lot of those high level clouds but don't worry we'll get a lot of sunshine. high pressure is dominating and it will be working its magic for really the next 3 to 4 days, and it is a cool start.
right at sunrise before we start to rebound. 46 in downtown orlando, 39 in palm coast, and ocala, 46 in new smyrna beach, 52 is our hot spot in cocoa beach, and 48 in winter haven. our 24-hour temperatures change is up to 8 degrees cooler than yesterday morning at this time. low 70s inland, upper 70s to 60 degrees along the coastline today. it's beautiful and still comfortable as our dew points are in the 40s. futuretrack 9 hour-by-hour is showing we'll get a few fair weather clouds. a beautiful top ten weekend. our next storm that is brewing already, thanks to el nio is next week. wednesday through friday, we're looking at more rain and storms as that cold front starts to make its way through and stalls out before it finally kicks out by friday. we're going to be well above
the extended period, before that next cold front moves through thursday into friday. temperatures in the 50s with calm winds, a couple 40s, and five-day forecast with your weekend always in view, 81 degrees, believe it or not by tuesday, and thunderstorms returning wednesday, thursday, and friday of next week. and don't forget to head over to icflorida.com. a lot of great weekend events and download that new app, darlene? covering orange county is still waiting for justice after being attacked in her home. she was cut with a box cutter last july. court records show the suspect pled guilty tow attempted murder and robbery and was -- guilty to attempted murder but fisher says the suspect is asking the court to reconsider the plea putting everything on hold is. >> i had my victim statement
could tell him what i thought and how it's affected my life. >> we reached out to both charges. reed is in jail and could face sentencing next month. a man was sentenced to life when he was just 16 years old n. 1995, jimmy padoya was convicted of stabbing 70-year-old. doyya's resentencing hearing has been scheduled for may. a lake county mother who's baby was seriously injury side facing child neglect charges. amanda kirkland who you see here and her 6-month-old daughter were in the car with travis nix. both men were charged at the
she's being held in the lake county jail on a $10,000 bond. a man from orlando who was sued by the department of justice for tax fraud can no longer prepare taxes. in 2013, our action 9 team was there when police raided lbs tax services for a fraud investigation. last year, jason stenson was excused for allegedly preparing fraudly tax returns. on friday, he was barred from doing taxes and also not allowed to operate a tax return business. two men of accuse of defrauding medication of more than half $1 million are in jail. orange county deputies arrested keith daily and seminole county deputies arrested kenneth durton. the men along with three other people billed medicaid for services they never received and fraudulently used the doctor's information to pull off a scam. daily faced a two who set his
claims a huge mistake left a builder unable to finish homes and the state took action against its contractor. >> reporter: two years after the new home was supposed to be done, jenny and francisco still can't move in. >> you have paid this builder for a finished house? >> yes. >> that's not what you got? >> no we can't move? >> the couple signed a $145,000 contract with kcv custom homes, now it can't pass final inspection because there's no septic system. the couple claims kcv's attempt to build it failed, then the company stopped trying. >> it's awful. i just can't -- i can't just deal with it. >> the couple's been forced to
>> reporter: we first months ago. another family paid for this house they stopped building even though it had all the customer's cash. >> reporter: since our investigation, the state found proximate cause the contractor violated regulations by customer funds. buyer shala lopez. >> i just want them to do what the contract states. >> another buyer won this $100,000 judgment against kcv. i tried to talk to the homeowner. >> reporter: sir, didn't we tell you? sir, didn't we tell you, don't be so disrespectful. turn off the camera. later he told me the county called for a costly retaining wall for the sentive system, but it's not responsible -- septic
>> they said the project stalled because it stopped paying and the company is rated f at the unanswered complaints. osceola county deputies say a family was terrorized and held hostage for ten hours and the suspects are on the loose. next the clue that'll help them track down the attackers had. plus if you want more local news
deputies say four men broke into the family's home in the east cloud thursday. the suspects tied up the mother and daughter, then took the boyfriend away in a car. inside the vehicle. terrified. >> it's scary to think it's that close and wondering what the motives were and hope they catch these guys. >> investigators say they believe the family was targeted. they are now going over surveillance video to try and identify the suspects. an osceola county man facing 17 counts of sexual abuse on a young girl is facing new charges for allegedly assaulting another child. 50-year-old david brown senior is currently in the osceola county jail awaiting trial. brown was arrested last week accused of sexual assaulting a 12-year-old girl for more than a year and believe brown may have abused a 13-year-old girl. his bond has been set at more
investigators are still working to find out if a woman intentionally walked into traffic in the middle of orlando's tourist district. 32-year-old candice was hit and killed on world center drive thursday night. the driver thomas kelly told state troopers he didn't see her. traffic was backed up on international drive for hours after that crash. he was visiting orlando from canada. state agents are still investigating what led up to a shootout between a suspect and an officer in the middle of a busy sanford street. the person who was shot is not the suspect and still recovering in a local hospital. right now, we're working on find out the identities of the suspect and the victim. >> and it's a cool start to our morning, but that will be a distance memory as we warm things up over the next few days. details after the break. >> first here's some items how to spend your day. for a complete list go to
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let's get you outside to get a live look at downtown orlando. we've enjoyed a gorgeous sunrise. here you see clear skies over lake eola, and downtown orlando. our meteorologist imagine is in severe weather center. some areas seeing some fog this morning. >> definitely. we've got a lot of high level cloud coverage which is making for the absolutely gorgeous sunrise, but we're seeing some fog. satellite and radar showing a lot of that high-level action, but things will improve. looking at those visibility numbers, you can see the bull's eye in the leesburg area with a mile or less visibility there. touch of fog in ocala, titusville, and kissimmee, and it is cool, that's for sure. temperatures are 39 in ocala and palm coast, 46 in orlando, 43 in the villages, 45 in titusville, and 52 is our hot spot at cocoa beach.
i'm tracking that and the chance for storms coming up. developing right now we're working on more information about an officer-involved shooting in the middle of a busy sanford street and the suspect is not the person who was shot. julie salomone is live near 1792 near americana boulevard and police say that are not searching for any suspects right now. >> reporter: at this point, police have arrested the individual who was out here yesterday armed with a gun. that person is in custody. this is the general area where it happened just before 7:00. you can see the road is back open this morning. eyewitness is working to learn more about the string of events
opening fire around 1792 and night. when. when they arrived shots were fired and police returned fire. >> it was weird and confusing and scary because we don't know anything. >> reporter: one person was shot but the suspect isn't the person who fired the bullets. we're still working to find out the situation. >> right now, it's the initial stages and the investigation is underway. >> reporter: skywitness9 was above the scene. we asked police who made the call for help and if the victim was a bystander or related to the suspect. those are all questions investigators are working to answer. >> reporter: fdle is investigating. that is standard protocol any time an officer is involved in a shooting. reporting live in sanford. julie salomone, eyewitness this morning.
now asking for your help to try and find the suspect in a fatal home invasion. 57-year-old tamara was found dead in her home on northwest u.s. highway 225 a in ocala on monday. detectives say a robber broke into her home, killed her, then took cash and thousands of dollars worth of jewelry. if you have any information on the case, you can call marianne county sheriff's office. and a man may be that of a reported man this week. investigators found the body performing weed control on oak ridge road. pierson was reported missing tuesday by his family. this morning a homeless camp outside a volusia county administration building is gone. for 44 days, the homeless camp had been there. as eyewitness this morning's
help people find another place to stay are for the night. >> we want to protect your health and your safety. >> reporter: daytona's police chief arrived on north beach street. he announced after 44 days to who needed a place to live would be moved somewhere else. >> if you have somewhere else to go you are free to pack it up and you are free to leave. if you refuse to leave, you're going to be arrested under the camping ordinance. >> some left, others got on the help they desperately needed. 86 beds were made available less than a mile away from here. one man told us he'll go but there's still a lot of work that needs to be done. >> they're doing what they can but it's more for them to get us off the street because their race is coming around, they don't want the tourist seeing homeless people on the street. >> reporter: the chief said they had to do something because of the increase in crime. >> unfortunately it started out
the homeless issue has turned into out and out debotchery when the sun goes down. >> those ail together to come up with this temporary solution. josh wagner says officials are committed to building a permanent place in daytona. >> i don't think they'd be making this type of push without going to the next step. it wouldn't make sense. >> jeff levkulich eyewitness this morning. >> police told us they took some of some of the things that were happening. that video is planned to be released next week. and one bill would allow people to carry guns on college campuses as long as they have a concealed weapons permit. the other would let you carry guns openly in public places. florida is one of five states that don't allow people to openly carry guns in some form. orange county residents have been dealing with trash trouble since the county started a new
take a look at these pictures. eyewitness. people living along powers ridge court in orlando say this trash since january first. 1st. they called the county after reaching out to us, and the mess was cleaned up an hour later. investigators believe edward strobush and others were stealing equipment and using school accounts to order auto items for their personal use. strobush is on leave, pending the outcome of a personnel investigation. he's been with the district since 1979. orlando police say nearly 600 guns were taken off the streets and out of the hands of criminals last year, a 10% jump compared to 2014. police say some of the 598 guns
a majority of them are handguns but you can see here, there are some rifles and shotguns capable of breaking through an officer's body armor. >> this is representative of the work that we've done. we know there's other guns out there and that's why we continue to work as hard as we can to get these guns off streets for the officers. >> most of these guns were from cars. a family is planning sue disney over a snake bite. >> a snake, in animal kingdom wrapped around him. >> next, how family members say that led to the death of the boy's great grandmother. >> and we are looking at a
. time now is 7:40. you will still be able to get a glimpse of that gorgeous sunrise we've been bragging about all morning on eyewitness news this morning. downtown orlando, our meteorologist imagine is in severe weather center. i want to pat you on the back. >> i'm sure i'm going to get lot of positive reinforcements. we are starting out cool but we'll warm up nicely throughout the rest of the day. about 68, 70 degrees over the weekend, along the coast.
from yesterday where we had 5 to 7-foot seas, now we're at three feet which is awesome. water temperatures in the 60s. make sure you swim near that lifeguard station because we'll see moderate to high rip court risks through the weekend with -- current risks through the weekend with moderate chop. ocala will be beautiful. 69 with plenty of sunshine. baldwin park and the i-4 corridor, 70 for the high and winter springs in seminole county, 70 degrees for the high, as well. enjoy the sunshine. darlene? a local attorney says he's planning to file a lawsuit after he said a trip to disney world death. bit him. two days later, his great grandmother who witnessed the incident died of a heart attack. >> we don't know what disney
knew we can't pass any judgment as to whether or not they were negligent. >> disney says the snake was wild and did not escape from any of its displays. disney calls any claims of negligence a misrepresentation of the facts. the orlando city soccer team's footprint continues to grow in central florida. coming up we'll show you plans for its new $20 million training facility.
of a minor. and officials say on wednesday, 67-year-old richard conway was dumping grease at a dumpster behind south atlantic avenue. they dragged him and crashed into an unmarked county investigator vehicle. a third-party must step in to setsdz settle the agreement after not accepting a two and a quarter appears. >> four percent. >> four percent would have been reasonable, and once they got to their point they were done and we weren't. >> seminole county teachers got a 3% raise last year, the
their first raise in almost five years and their health insurance deductibles have been up $750. a family keeping half dozen chickens has two weeks to get rid of them. this week, code enforcement issued them three violations and have until february 14th to remove the chickens or facing citations. florida wish and wildlife conditions shows 66 pythons have been turned in. it's estimated there are thousands in the everglades. the challenge ends february 14th. nine family connection is partnering with the heart of florida united way to help you get your taxes ready. we want to make sure you qualify families not only file for free but get the biggest refound possible. the united way of florida is providing free assistance and tax preparation and free advice.
in the area and they help a person figure out what they qualify, they submit their tax return for them and the refund is sent directly to the individual. >> last year the heart of florida united way, saved floridians more than $17 million want to see if you qualify go to 211. marina jurica is in severe weather center. sunrise was here about 20 minutes ago, and we are continuing to see some high level clouds that are allowing for that beautiful color and how to the sky. satellite and radar is showing that clouds are clearing though and we will get a lot of sunshine as we move into the day today. high pressure has taken over the weather and it will be in kwlarj for the next few days, and our court temperatures right now, are quite cool, coolest at sunrise before we start to rebound, but 39 in ocala and palm coast, 48 in sanford, 46 in downtown orlando, 45 in
dew points are in the 30s and 40s though and that's what's fantastic about the winters here, is that our dew points behind these cold fronts are very low it's comfortable and we're going to continue to be comfortable through the weekend, even though the highs will get into the upper 70s. wind speeds are pretty quiet. they're quite calm and they'll be out of the south at 5 to 10 today so because of that we're going to warm up quite quickly into the 70s this afternoon after a clear and cool start. we'll have lots of sunshine. we'll warm up and have a comfortable evening tonight a little milder. futuretrack 9 is tracking a few clouds, but it's really tomorrow we'll start to see a little bit more cloud coverage push in. a lot of showers will stay offshore. hour-by-hour in downtown orlando, we're going to be at 67 by noon, and then we're going to top out about 70 to 72 degrees this afternoon. so a beautiful, beautiful day as we continue that warming trend throughout sunday.
in the 50s, so a little warmer. we'll get a couple 40s, especially in our northern on. but overall it is going to be a very nice trend into what looks like a gorgeous weekend. so we'll see some more clouds tomorrow, and then we'll be looking at believe it or not, 81 degrees on tuesday before our next cold front starts to approach on wednesday, thursday and into friday we'll see some 7:49. the orlando magic losing streak stretched to a season high eight games. christian bruey has more with your morning sports. >> reporter: the nba season could be compared to chutes and ladders. the orlando magic started out great hitting a few ladders on their way to the spot in the eastern conference but ever since the start of the new year it's been long big, long, red slide back to the cellar. looking to snap a seven game losing streak had to get past the celtics. boston just lighting it up.
celtics up by nine. and right before the half, tom a the all-star, taking it coast-to-coast, beats the buzzer -- thomas, the all-star, they led 58-50 at the break. and in the third, magic make a run. nick vucivich had it from there. and at the end of the third, evan turner gets it to go. boston wins 113-94. magic's losing street grows to 8. >> our message stays consistent, you know, at some point the guys have to decide if they want to have a good season or continue on the stretch we have, so -- and it's -- they can't talk about it. they've got to be able to go out and do it. >> now tonight we've got the spurs and cavaliers on channel 9. tip off at 8:30. lebron has seven of his last ten meetings with san antonio.
another week closer to the start of their second mls season. from the looks of it, despite one major off season acquisition, look to be greatly improved. we were granted exclusive action to yesterday's training session. saw kevin moli in, a looking like he hasn't missed a beat coming back from -- molina, looking like he hasn't missed a beat from that injury, and met up with kaka. the lions first round draft pick to molina to the first day on the practice field. >> the fact is that's the way he played and i wasn't the only one who thought there was a little bit of molina when he joined us this morning. that's a good recommendation. >> now next year the lions will have a brand-new training facility in lake nona. the team announced the move last night, released these renderings of the 23-acre, $23 million facility, includes six fields, players clubhouse, film rooms
orlando city, orlando city beat and the lions youth academy starting next year. the orlando pride, women's, will take over the current training facility in seminole county. that's going to do it for your morning sports. have a great day. thanks christian and here's a live look from the tower camera overlooking downtown orlando this saturday morning. coming up, marina jurica will have another check of the weather this weekend. and you can interact with us during the show on twitter and facebook. but first, here's a look at what's happening around central
icflorida.com. there is a new marketing campaign for the 10 million to try and bring business to the states in florida and other states. money for cancer research and other diseases are being given to several departments across the state. more than $16 million was awarded to 17 different projects. the money will be used to improve prevention, diagnosis, and treatment for cancer and tobacco related diseases. if you plan on traveling through downtown maitland in the next two weeks, a road closure could impact your commute. the eastbound lane of horatio avenue shut down between maitland and u.s. 1792. the intersection of independence
crews are installing underground sewer and storm water lines. coming up in the next hour of eyewitness this morning.... >> reporter: sanford police said an officer was forced to open fire. until tell you how the situation started when a man armed with a gun was along this stretch of road along 1792. >> and it is a beautiful day along the coastline. i've got a couple hazards to get out to you if you are going to
. announcer: this is eyewitness count on. right now on eyewitness news this morning, state agents are investigating an officer-involved shooting in the middle of a busy sanford street shot. we're working on what happened moments before the gunfire. >> and new video reveals what happened before orlando police shot a woman accused in a carjacking. hear how an eyewitness described the terrifying scene. good morning, it is saturday,
time now is 8:00 on the dot. first here's a live look over downtown orlando this morning. our meteorologist marina jurica, beautiful weekend. >> cooler and beautiful. cooler will not be in the equation saturday into sunday as starting today. satellite and radar is highs those clouds starting to clear. we have a few trouble spots with theville ams and leesburg and -- with the villages, and leesburg, and northern sumter and lake with less than half a mile visibility. in kissimmee, and titusville, everyone else is looking nice and clear. it's cool, 39 in ocala palm coast, 47 in orlando, and clermont, 52 the hot spot in cocoa beach and over the last 24 hours we've seen up to a five degrees temperatures cool off.
low sefrnds inland, 70s inland. and state investigators are investigating what happened during an officer involved shooting in the middle of a busy street in sanford. this story was breaking on eyewitness at 10:00 and 11:00. julie salomone is live at 1792 at americana and we're still waiting how the victim is involved in all of this. >> reporter: right now police have not released those details but this is the stretch of road just before 7:00. it's a busy stretch of 1792. you can see the road is now back open after it was blocked off for several hours last night. sanford police said they received a call is about a suspicious man with a gun along 1792 and airport boulevard friday night. when police got there shots were fired and police responded by opening fire.
police said the haven't isn't the person who was in custody. we're still working to find out how that person was involved in a situation. >> right now it's the initial stages and the investigation is now under way. >> it's unclear what led up to the shooting. >> reporter: skywitness9 was above the scene which includes a busy corridor on friday night. there are still a lot of unanswered questions. we asked please who made the initial -- police who made the initial call for help and if the victim was a bystander or related to the suspect. we're being told those are questions officials are trying to answer. fdle is investigating. that is standard protocol any time there's an officer involved shooting. julie salomone, eyewitness this morning. skywitness9 flew over this home yesterday.
of a man and woman, both believed to be in their 90s. we'll bring you more when information is released. we're showing you surveillance video of a group of car jackers who sparked an officer involved shooting. it started on conway road and ended on south street near bumby avenue. the owner of a pet grooming business installed cameras four years ago. two of them captured the moment police say the suspects refused comply. >> to put so many people in danger like this, and not care, is what's the most upsetting and disturbing. >> one of the suspects was shot but is expected to be okay. that person and two others are in custody this morning. state investigators are handling the vfgs. they have not released that names. the homeless are -- handling the investigation. they have not released their name. the homeless have camped outside of a administration building.
showed up on north beach street and told the homeless they could move to a shelter or be arrested under the camping ordinance. most went to the shelter which was only able to take in 86 people. only one person was arrested for refusing to leave. >> they could do a lot better. they're dog what they can i guess, that's -- doing what they can i guess, that's all i can say. >> the police chief mike chitwood said they had to do something because of the inappropriate behavior at night. he plans to release that video next week he says there's criminal activity that happened at that camp. we're two days away from the first voting of the 2016 presidential race. the iowa caucuses will give us an insight into how the candidates are doing in both parties. >> reporter: in the final push
another blow at ted cruz. >> he's an anchor baby in canada. >> reporter: this time cruz isn't firing back. >> he's welcome to say whatever he likes. i like and respect him. >> reporter: cruz now pushing ahead after thursday's trump-less fox news debate and this des moines register headline "rough night for cruz." >> the next president of the united states, hillary clinton. >> on the democratic side, hillary clinton pounds the pavement for votes, the state department delivered a bomb shell declaring 22 e-mails she sent from her private server top secret, and he republican opponents are pouncing. >> this is unacceptable. this is a disqualifier. >> reporter: clinton's campaign is pushing back because the e-mails were not marked "classified" at the time. she's in a tight race with bernie sanders who is urging volunteers to do everything necessary to increase voter
>> beg, borrow, kidnap, do whatever you have to do. kidnapping illegal in iowa? >> reporter: and hillary is bringing out the big guns. bill clinton is here, their daughter chelsea joins mom on the campaign trail campaigning for mom this weekend. brandy hitt, demond, iowa. >> you can get all of the information by downloading our free wftv app. and the health insurance penalty is jumping this year to $695 per person in your family or 2% of your household income, whichever is greater. florida led the nation with enrollments. as of wednesday, about 300,000 people had coverage. in seminole county, deputies are looking for harris who was driving on central street in the east altamonte springs area yesterday.
the road and started firing at his car. harris died at a local hospital. detectives are still working to determine a motive. an orlando city commissioner says she's convinced her daughter was murdered. commissioner regina hill showed us this death certificate here. she says the cause of death is still unknown but the contributing factor was inhaling bleach. there were rumors duboss was attacked by a group of girls. she went to the hospital and told the staff someone threw bleach on her. >> the bleach is the cause of her death, show whoever through the bleach on her, that's murder. i need more answers. >> tallahassee police are still only calling this a death investigation. they won't say if they're working this as a murder. community members held a vigil for a 3-year-old boy last seen with his mother and an escaped prisoner.
vigil at the -- quigley last night. bullock escaped from a work release program and natasha drove the getaway car. bullock is considered armed and dangerous. orange county residents have been dealing with trash trouble since the start of the new year. take a look at these photos here. you can see residents sent us these pictures from powers ridge court in orlando. they say this crash has been sitting on the curb since january 1st. they say they first called solid waste before calling us. an hour later we reached out to the county yesterday. the mess was cleaned up. the daytona beach police department wants you to know how you can react if you come face-to-face with's gunman. they're holding a workshop to teach residents chances of survival if they're in an active
noon at the daytona beach police headquarters on ballard boulevard. if you've been anywhere near the international speedway, you've heard the engines and drivers will take part in the annual rolex race. track leaders say they're seeing strong ticket sales. if you go to the track you can get a look at the $400 million renovation. the rolex starts at 2:40. severe weather center. not a bad day to be outside if you have to be. >> it's going to be gorgeous and a great day for that rolex race. we're looking at a sunny day, a few fair weather clouds. 68, 69 degrees. winds southeast at 10 to 15 and rain, 0% chance is always nice when they have a dry track. from west to east, everyone will be seeing the glorious sunshine. the fog will burn off with a high of 68 at 2:00.
will be looking at 69 degrees for our more northern counties, but the further south you'll get into the low 70s. titusville will be looking at a foggy start, helping you to move to 66 by 2:00. get out there and enjoy the beautiful day, darlene. citrus is an $11 billion industry here, but the citrus greening tree decease has no cure and it's decimating the harvest. what two local universities are using to try and save the crop and thousands of jobs. >> he knows he's going to have to pay for it. >> and a man who admitted to slashing a woman's throat hadn't been sentenced still.
a live look at daytona beach, it's looking good. we're going to see a fantastic top ten by my book. enjoy it. winds out of the south at 5 to 15 as we move into the day today. we're starting to clear some of those upper level clouds out, and with plenty of sunshine, and high pressure dominating in that southerly wind, it is going to start to warm up. we're still seeing a few trouble spots, with fog in southern and eastern marion county, but everyone else with just a touch in kissimmee and titusville. temps are looking nice, 39 in ocala and palm coast, 47 orlando, sanford, 52 is the hot spot in cocoa beach, and 43 in the villages, and it is really a beautiful start and we're going to warm up to the 70s this afternoon. futuretrack showing a few clouds as we head into the day today. we'll see more cloud coverage in
tomorrow. but still lovely. so we're already talking about our next storm system. of course. busy. the next cold front will start to make an appearance on wednesday and practically stall out so we're going to see a thursday. gorgeous for today and the next few days. 66 in melbourne and cocoa. 67 in merritt island, and 68 in titusville, 67 in daytona beach, as well as ormond and 65 in flagler. our cooler areas will be by the coast inland, we'll be around 70 degrees. into tonight, 52. mostly clear, comfortable, and milder and that mild trend will definitely move into that five-day forecast with your weekend always in view. as we see the upper 70s by monday, and the lower 80s by tuesday. and we might get a few spotty
start to see our best chance of rain on wednesday, thursday and friday of next week. darlene. covering orange county, a new twist has left the victim of a violent attack waiting for justice. yesterday, the man who pled guilty tow slashing a 69-year-old woman's throat with a box cutter was supposed to be sentenced but as eyewitness this morning michael lopard i is ready to tell the court. >> reporter: she didn't get the chance to tell the court her story. >> for me it was a terrible disappointment that it didn't finish. >> reporter: douglas read is accused of attacking fisher inside her home. deputies say he repeatedly slashed her throat with a box cutter and tried to rob her. reed filed this form in november indicating he wanted to plead guilty to attempted murder and robbery. the defendant was facing up to
fisher said reed asked the court to reconsider the plea putting everything on hold. >> each time we called to go to the prosecutor's office or telephone calls or whatever, it starts all over. >> it's a classic case of a defendant who is getting cold feet. probably being sentenced for a very horrendous crime. >> a former judge and west legal analyst melvin perry says the wait can be painful but it's important for the judge to get things right the first time. perry says the defendant faces an up hill battle. >> it's the last-stitch effort to avoid justice. >> reed's family has sent letters to the judge asking for mercy as he sits behind bars. >> with violence like this how do you work that out? there's no justification for what happened. >> michael lopardi, eyewitness this morning. >> we reached out to both sides.
a two weeks. justin boils and massy beat 2013. massy admitted to his part in the murder and testified at bowls' trial. he was sentenced to 20 years in prison. two local universities must now spend millions of dollars in federal grants to try to rescue the state's leading resource that is quickly dying out. citrus trees statewide are enfected with citrus greening, which -- are infected with cure. we found out what researchers are doing to try to save the $11 billion industry. >> it has caused the citrus crop to be the lowest in 52 years. >> reporter: for citrus farmers like josh arnold, citrus greening it a disease slowly taking over his family's orange grove tree by tree and is present in nearly every citrus grove across the state.
to get to the rest of the tree, after several years. >> reporter: experts said this past year, orange production was only about 69 million boxes in season. >> really we're just waiting on the farmer. >> ucf received a 1.9 federal billion dollar grant, and the university of florida receiving a $1.8 million grant to help the industry and tens of thousands of jobs, workers are quickly losing. >> reporter: rez have come up with a way to rehabilitate the plans -- researchers have come up with a plan to rehabilitate the plants. they're still using the funds to
>> if they're not successful, then we're in deep trouble because citrus is so none synomonus with florida. florida fish and wildlife officials will be in osceola county next month to treat parts of lake kissimmee. fwc says the lake could be growing hydrilla, an invasive plant that clogs waterways and invasive plants. the treatment starts the first week of february. there won't be any restrictions on fishing or swimming. police say a worker at an assisted living facility stole thousands from the elderly, next the elaborate scheme investigators said she used to take more than $90,000. and if you want more local news
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a former manager at an a assisted living facility is accused of stealing thousands of dollars of rent money at savannah court assisted living facility. cheryl lynn williams deposited more than $9,000 worth of checks into her -- $90,000 into her personal bank account. detectives believe she made false statements, and made fraudulent accounts. ronnie day monday was shot to dealt in the -- damonmond was shot in front of his home.
there could be behind months across the area of car burglaries. undercover detectives ran 24-hour surveillance on anderson which led them to the other suspects. the group targeted unlocked vehicles and were arrested after a short chase. state agents are still investigating what led to a shootout between a suspect and an officer in the middle of a busy sanford street. next, the person who was shot is not the suspect and is still recovering in a being low will a want had. now, we're working on -- local hospital. four we're working on the identities of the victim and the suspect. >> we are cooler but we're warming up with plenty of sunshine back into the 70s. i'll break down your weekend forecast coming up in just a few minutes. >> but first here's some ideas on how to spend your day. for a complete list go to
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our meteorologist mnl imagine has a marina jurica has a look at our forecast. we're warmer than yesterday, but we won't feel that true warmth the mid-70s. but overall it's going to be gorgeous especially if you like that cooler, comfortable winter weather we get in here. we're going to start the warming trend, but as we head into the rest of our sunday, and the work week ahead it is going to get a whole lot warmer. what a beautiful day in store from west to east across the viewing area n. ocala 69 degrees -- in ocala, 69 degrees. a really, really pretty day with lots of sunshine, and winter park and the i-4 corridor will so very nice. if you're heading to the coast, other than moderate to high rips it's going to be lovely along
get out there and enjoyed it and tomorrow. it's going to be beautiful. darlene? >> reporter: sanford police released new information about an officer-involved shooting in the middle of a busy sanford street and an innocent bystander was injured in the crossfire. julie salomone is live at 1792 and police also released the name of the suspect? >> reporter: yeah, his name is smith, and now he's being charged with attempted homicide. let's take a look at when some of this unfolded. police got a call around 7:00 regarding a suspicious male walking down the road pointing a gun in the area of 1792 and airport boulevard. the suspect opened fire when the officer arrived. the officer then returned fire and as darlene mentioned, a bystander was hit, that
nonlife-threatening injuries and was taken to a hospital. again, smith is being charged with attempted homicide, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and resisting arrest. and again, fdle will be investigating, that is standard protocol any time an officer is involved in a shooting. marion county detectives are asking for your help to find the suspect in a fatal home invasion. 57-year-old tamara was found dead into her home. someone broke into her home, killed her and took cash and thousands of dollars worth of jewelry. if you have any of information, you're asked to call the marion county sheriff's office. orange county detectives are trying to determine if a body they found may be a young man who was reported missing earlier this week. investigators say a worker found the body yesterday while
deputies are looking for a possess believe connection to a 22-year-old robert pierson. pierson was reported missing on tuesday by his family. a homeless camp outside of a volusia county administration building is gone. for 44 days the homeless camp had been there. eyewitness this morning jeff levkulich reports officers help people pack up their stuff and find another place to stay. >> we want to protect your health and safety. >> reporter: we were their as the announcement was made those who need a place to live would be moved somewhere else. >> if you have someplace to go you are asked to leave f. you refuse you're going to be -- if you refuse you're going to be arrested under the camping ordinance. >> some left, others got on the busses to get the help they desperately -- buses to get the help they desperately needed.
valley road less than a mile from there. one man says there's still a lot of work that needs to be done. >> it's more for them to get us off the streets. they don't want the tourists to see us on the streets. >> they had to do something for crime. >> as a thing to bring attention to the homeless issue has turned out to debotchery when the sun goes down. >> those who help the homeless and local businesses came together to come up with this solution. >> i don't think they'd be doing this and making this type of push without going that next step. it wouldn't make sense. >> reporter: jeff levkulich had, eyewitness this morning. >> police told us the chief had them embedded in the camps and plans to release the video next week. also next week florida
decision on two controversial bills, one allowing people to carry guns on college campuses as long as they have a concealed weapons permit. the other would let you carry openly in public places. florida is one of five states that don't allow people to carry in one form or another. investigators believe men were using school accounts for items for their personal use. strowbush sold some of those items where he was a shop foreman. he's on administrative leave pending an investigation. he's been with the district since 1979. nearly search hundred guns were taken off the hand -- 700 guns were taken off the streets,
some of the guns were used in crimes that were seized. a majority of handguns, and some rifles capable of making it through the officers' body armor. >> we try to work as hard as we can not only for the safety of the citizens but for us as police officers. >> orlando police say most of these guns were purchased illegally or stolen. they say most were stolen from cars. orange county deputies say hotel guard was caught ripping off guests he was hired protect. edward was hired for security near disney word but investigators say he was fired after they found out he stole more than $8,000 in cash from several guests and is facing a charge of grand theft. a family is suing disney over a snake bite. >> a snake, in animal kingdom fell and wrapped around him.
it is a cool start, but we'll warm up nicely. we'll be in the upper 60s and low 70s at the beach as we head into tomorrow, but lots of sunshine, water temp in the low 60s still f. you're swimming in the -- if you're swimming in the chilly surf, swim near the lifeguard station as we continue to see high rips. seas at 2 to 3 feet, which is much improved yesterday with an intracostal moderate chop, which is fantastic and as we head into the rest of the day, we are looking good from west to east. in the villages we'll be looking at temperatures moving up to about 68 with plenty of sunshine. so, get out there and enjoy. in celebration and the i-4 corridor, i know they're having a "harry potter" celebration at universal for the next few days. we're going to be looking at lots of sunshine and a high of about 69 degrees. and looking at cocoa beach, it's going to be just as lovely. a few cloud this is morning, but
warm up to 66 for this afternoon. darlene? a local attorneys he's planning file a lawsuit after he said a trip to disney world death. kingdom in 2014. an 8-year-old boy says a snake fell from a tree and hit bit him two days later his great grandmother who witnessed the incident died of a heart attack. now mack morgan believes disney may be responsible for her death. >> we don't know what disney knows and until we know what they know we can't pass any they were negligent. >> disney says the snake was of its displays. disney calls any claims of negligence a misrepresentation of the facts. neighbors say trees along i-4 used to act as a sound barrier but not anymore. house. >> we asked why the state
failing. convicted sex offenders are required to have id cards but 9 investigates discovered one in five do not. christopher heath discovered there is almost nothing law enforcement can do to force offenders to comply. >> reporter: the intersection of old winter garden and kirkman is the home to half a dozen registered transients. this address is basically a field and we discovered two may not have the state -issued id they're required to have. >> florida, this is a lifetime
guidry got his job in the state defender's office. one in five florida sex offenders is without an id. >> these id cards cost $35. they say sex offender all over them so if you have to hand your id, everybody's going to know where you're coming from. >> reporter: not having an address or not having the $35 are the main reasons we discovered that sex offenders do not get their id cards. >> reporter: trans-ient sex offenders are required -- transiy transients are required to report every month. >> because it costs $70 a day to house an inmate, arresting a sex offender for failing to obtain an id is a secondary charge when a sex offender is arrested according to orange county court records but it still happens.
person that has no money, that $35 led to several arrests. >> reporter: statewide almost 4,000 sex offenders do not have a photo id. the dmv is offering this letter even if they didn't. christopher heath, eyewitness this morning. >> as part of our research we also discovered that since 2012, the number of letters issued 24%. an orange county caretaker accused of abusing a patient at a local medical facility has been arrested again. last month, we told you the manager of the clinic was arrested. deputies say he would beat and torture parents with cerebral palsy and took photos and joked with coworkers and is accused of making fraudulent returns to steal money from an auto parts store where he worked. residents will be cleaned up today after a twitter hit and
take a look at the damage here left behind in delray beach. winds of 85 miles an hour knocked down trees and ripped the shingles off rooftops. there were no reports of injuries. surveillance cameras, captured the site in delray beach. a man stands there outside the door and watch. he barely made it inside to avoid getting stucked up by that tornado. >> -- sucked up by that tornado. >> i'm very fortunate i wasn't in the court idea when it hit. >> church officials say about six trees were destroyed and some tiles are missing from the roof. boy, someone was watching him. did you see how quickly he got? >> and el nio is the worst year for severe weather. we have to be cognizant of that. of course enjoy your beautiful.
of storms moving in mid-week. we want to make sure we enjoy the nice weather and today is a fine day. downtown orlando looks beautiful. we're going to see a lot of high level clouds but mostly sunny skies, downtown shot of lake eola looks fantastic. we're 50 degrees after warm will up in a start of 46. calm winds, much quieter than yesterday. out of the south 5 to 10 today downtown and that's going to help bring our temperatures up. satellite and radar showing a lot of that high level activity but we'll see some clearing here promptly and high pressure is really in control. and it's going to be in control for the next few days. visibility, great, after a morning where we had a lot of fog, especially with our usual suspects. we're looking at a touch left over in kissimmee, titusville, and improvements in the next "60 minutes." we're warming up gradually, 43 in the villages, 47 in downtown, as well as sanford and 52 being
our dew points are in the 40s and it has been so comfortable yesterday and today. it will continue to be so, as well as sunday. after a school start we're warming up very quickly in the upper 60s to about 70 degrees as we head into the afternoon. futuretrack hour-by-hour showing a few fair weather clouds but tomorrow we'll see a little bit more cloud action than today. but overall it's still going to be a very lovely weekend. futuretrack hour-by-hour and day-by-day we'll continue that heating trend until we hit 81 in tuesday. average high is 71. we'll be about 10 degrees above normal and once that cold front starts to get closer, it's going to allow for our temperatures to get cooler but we really won't feel the full effect the until next weekend when we'll be back in the 60s again. so a whole stretch of above-normal temperatures starting today. calm winds tonight, we're going to be cooling it down into the 50s so that is an improvement from our day today. five-day forecast with your
the 70s ruling until that 81 hits on tuesday, and then our next big cold front moves in on friday bringing us our best chance of rain and storms returning. darlene? the i-4 ultimate project is intruding on neighborhoods up and down the highway. construction crews ripped up hundreds of trees as they moved the highway closer to some neighborhoods. we asked why the state is now refusing to do anything about the potential for traffic noise. >> reporter: this is what the traffic noise sounds like along i-4 between orange blossom trail and michigan avenue. in just a stones' throw away it's the holden shores neighborhood. >> you can see the interstate's right on top of us. you never could see i-4 from here. >> reporter: the florida department of transportation vegetation. odell told us it kept the busy highway out of sight but upon head block out some of the noise. >> i can -- but helped block out some of the noise. >> i can hear it inside the house.
sound barrier and only 21 miles qualifies for a noise barrier. we took his concerns to the state agency for answers. >> reporter: why can't fdot put in a sound wall? >> it's a little bit more complicated than going in there and say, let's put up a sound wall. studies are done and you look at the environment. >> reporter: fdot told us the noise has to reach 66 decibels and the state must determine how many homes would benefit. the cost is a factor, that's because there has to be enough homes that a sound wall would benefit to keep the cost of the wall to $42,000 per home. in this case, fdot predicts no homes qualify, but officials say 14-foot wall would cost nearly $1 million. >> i-4 is going to be up really high there and the sound is going to travel on top of them. >> you can see here the state is already preparing to add what's called a dry retention pond, which will include some trees likely not nearly enough to
nearly enough to satisfy odell who moved into what is now a historic neighborhood 28 years ago. >> i want a solid barrier like what they're doing in other areas. >> the state will up great a two and a half foot safety wall to three and a half feet. a mobile home park in the same neighborhood qualifies for a sound wall, however they may not include in construction because removing underground utilities may make it too ex-pensive. coming up -- expensive. coming up, our meteorologist will have another check of the weather and warm up on the way. remember you can interact with marina and me during the show. you can find us both on twitter and facebook. first here's a look at what's happening around central florida and the weeks ahead.
police say they got a call about a suspicious man holding a gun along 17:92 last night. when they got there, they say smith opened fire and the officer shot back. we'll have more on the story in central florida's tv 27 starting at 9:00. st. cloud police are investigating two deaths they say could be suspicious. skywitness9 flew over this home on woodlake circle yesterday of the police only found a man and woman inside both in their 90s and the outside an administration building in daytona beach. we've been telling you about this since we first told you about it last night. the homeless there could either go to a shelter or a salvation army or be arrested under the city's camping ordinance. most went to the shelter which was only able to take 86 people. only one person was arrested for
the piece chief had to do something because of the inappropriate behavior going on there. and we're in for a gorgeous weekend. >> we picked up record rainfall. it was nice to see the sun return yesterday and the sun is shining this morning. we have a lot of high level clouds but don't worry that sunshine will help us up into the upper 60s and low 70s and that warming trend continues on our five-day forecast with your weekend always in view. so a beautiful weekend, 81 by tuesday, believe it or not, and we'll see our next cold front of course being an el nio year, bring us more storms wednesday, thursday, and friday of next beak. we've just been enjoying the sunrise and sunshine shots all morning, darlene. please don't let this beautiful day get away. >> get out there and enjoy the day. thank you for watching channel 9 eyewitness. for more local news, eyewitness this morning continues right now on central florida's tv 27. noon.
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