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[real-time closed captioning provided by u.s. captioning company.] >> now at 6:00, the search for baby willow goes underground as crews take to the sewer lines, looking for the missing newborn. first, though, a lockdown lifted at a local high school after almost four hours. today students at st. cloud high school were not allowed to leave when the bell usually rings. this is news 6 at 6:00. i'm matt austin. >> i'm lisa bell. there's been fights on campus this week and today a rumor forced the school to take extra steps to keep students safe. news 6 reporter amanda castro is at the high school tonight. the lockdown was just lifted minutes ago. what's happening right now?
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students just leaving. we're seeing them walking to their homes, cars, parents waiting out here all afternoon, now finally getting on campus to pick up their students. we're going to take a live look at sky 6 who is flying above the campus today. this afternoon, you can see a lot of action happening after the school has been on lockdown for almost four hours. there was apparently a threat on social media that prompted the shutdown. state police are investigating that, saying there was no credible threat, that in fact no weapons have been found during the search. it's an ongoing investigation, though. now, that was the second threat today here at st. cloud high school earlier this morning. the principal sent out a message to parents saying there was a rumor on social media about a weapon being brought to campus and, again, st. cloud police saying that rumor was not true as well. now, police are already here on campus today just because of big -- a large number -- an unusual number of fights happening at the school.
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campus, three confrontations that a teacher had to break up and a fight that was off campus. it's been a very concerning moment for parents out here. i'm sure everyone is finally happy the kids are finally being released. now starts the long process of getting everyone home. >> amanda castro reporting live in st. cloud tonight. thank you. >> orlando maintenance workers searched nearly 600 feet of baby willow. >> the workers say they wanted to make sure they did not miss anything while looking for the missing newborn. eric sandoval sent the afternoon out there as they searched and has more. >> this is the massive camera that the city of orlando maintenance crews dropped down three manholes today. >> the camera was lowered down by a cable and then navigated through more than 600 feet of underground pipeline by remote control. the drivers were inside the city of orlando truck above ground and they were watching what the
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they were looking for signs of a missing newborn baby girl, now known as baby willow. orlando police say her mother, 30-year-old susan richardson, gave birth to her on monday and discarded her. she won't tell them where >> today's search happened steps away from where richardson lived with the baby's father, johnny bryant. we caught him coming outside today to check the progress of the search several times. when we went to talk to him -- >> could we talk to you a quick second? >> orlando police say richardson is not saying anything more about what she may have done with baby willow. they say that is what prompted the ground search yesterday and also what prompted the underground search today. both, though, turned up nothing. >> i do want to show you this really quick. this is the first manhole cover they searched here today. this is in the exact same parking lot as the umbilical cord and the afterbirth was
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i talked with orlando police investigators today. they tell me they're very desperate. they need more information. they want to know where the baby's mother was on monday, between 10 a.m. and noon. if you have any of that information, you're urged to contact orlando police immediately. eric sandoval, news 6. back to you guys. >> thank you, eric. now to breaking news, a second person is arrested in the glitz ultra-lounge shooting. police arrested a man on several charges, including attempted first-degree murder and jose lopez was charged in the shooting, first just charged with having a gun. last week, two people died in the mass shooting inside the orlando nightclub. it happened after a fight between two groups broke out. the club is now shut down. >> also breaking tonight, an outspoken advocate for domestic violence victims is now off the job. news 6 has learned harbor house's c.e.o. has been fired
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news 6 investigator mike deforest is following the story very closely and joins us with why she was let go. >> the organization board is not explaining why they ousted the c.e.o. carol wick. wick says it was not her chose. the news of her resignation is surprising. she oversaw the organization's 24-hour abuse hotline as well as outreach programs and domestic violence shelters, including the construction of a new one scheduled to open later this year. in a prepared statement, harbor house's chairman wrote the following. >> meanwhile, wick tells news 6, quote, "i have nothing but the highest regard for the staff, the clients, and the crucial mission of that astounding life-saving organization. for me, this work has been so much more than just a job. it's been a calling."
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soon begin its search for a new c.e.o. >> shocking news tonight. thank you, mike. new details tonight. we know the names of the two men found shot to death in winter park. police say they were 46-year-old frank leroy freeman and 24-year-old jordan da juan ingram. the shooting happened late last night on comstock avenue, close to park avenue and not far from rawlins college. winter park police are not releasing much information at this time but they say they're not looking for any suspects. neighbors say they feel a little uneasy since the shootings. one neighbor says she was eating dinner when she first heard gunshots and then sirens. >> it's just something you only see on the news. no one expects to open the door and see that right across the street. so it's pretty scary. >> so far, it appears the two men were shooting at one another. but this has not been confirmed yet by police. >> a deadly hit-and-run investigation took another twist today. the owner of a jeep linked to the death of a jogger hired an
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according to our news partner at "florida today," the owner is not talking to investigators. we're told the owner had the attorney call the florida highway patrol. last night, troopers found the 1998 jeep cherokee, but they wouldn't tell us where. they say an anonymous tip led them right to it. troopers say the jeep has damage consistent with the crash. it's now being processed for evidence. on monday, investigators say the 39-year-old man was hit while out for a morning jog on satellite boulevard near state road 520. >> new information tonight about a clermont police officer, severely burned in a bonfire. his family announcing that he will be moved to another hospital. officers chris cruz's family says he will be transferred from orlando regional medical center to shands hospital in gainesville. they say that it was a difficult decision, but shands has a larger facility dedicated to burn care. cruz will be moved as soon as the medical helicopter is available. right now, cruz is in stable
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more than half of his body was burned last month when a gas can sitting near a bonfire exploded. >> another florida city is considering changing the way it handles people caught with pot. tampa city council is talking about decriminalizing marijuana in small amounts. they drafted an ordinance that would give civil citations for grams or less. fines are $75. they have to be paid within 30 days. if a person gets more than four citations, then they have to go to court. last month the volusia county commissioner proposed a similar marijuana fine. he said people found with less than 20 grams of marijuana should be fined $250 instead of going to jail. it is still being discussed in volusia. there are two hearings happening in tampa next month and two florida counties already have similar measures in place. >> anyone who has a pet knows they're family. >> how firefighters' quick action and compassion saved a
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>> we had a beautiful day today in central florida. no cloud cover, at least not much for tonight either. i'll be right back to pinpoint the overnight lows and then break it out for you, just as to how great your weekend is going to be and when the next big storms come rocking your way. >> plus, every kid needs a good role model in their lives. ahead, we'll tell you about one organization receiving the getting results award for helping kids who really don't
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>> all right. here's a live look at -- >> what's going on out there? >> i don't know. i was caught off guard by that. you're looking at a live picture of the new wahlbergers restaurant in downtown orlando. a v.i.p. party is happening tonight, celebrating the grand
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chef paul wahlberg and his brothers, actors mark wahlberg and new kids on the block member donnie wahlberg own the chain. we hear mark and paul wahlberg might attend tonight's event. >> if they don't, there's going to be a lot of disappointed people there. watch out. >> studies show having a strong adult role model is something that has a huge success for at-risk kids. >> imagine growing up without parents to guide you through life. the bridges of light foundation is helping to fill that void. today we recognize its founder. >> catching up has never been so rewarding. >> i was in south america for 10 days.
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stories of the best life has to offer. >> it makes me happy. it makes me smile. what's the next adventure? >> i think i want to go to thailand. >> the college student has struggles as well. >> when i was 9 years old, i had no idea i would be the exact person i am today. >> she grew up in group housing. >> i was dealing with my mother in prison. >> for kids in foster care. >> to not have your parents around, to be with other kids who don't have their parents around and just think, wow, we're all alone. >> all alone, except for staci papp and the organization she founded, bridges of light. >> there you go. excellent. >> the bridges of light foundation provides tutoring, mentoring, and the necessities like clothing to kids in need. >> had it not been for all of the mentors i've grown up with over the years, i don't think i'd be as passionate about life as i am today. >> she's only one of many success stories in the bridges of light family.
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you have to do your job and i have to do well at my job. >> dozens of kids have gone on to college. the founder has proved one person can make a difference. >> we do this thing called the getting results award. >> because of that, she's this week's getting results award winner. >> you, my lady, have been nominated. congratulations, staci papp. >> thank you so much. are you serious? >> i'm serious. you get the getting results award. >> thank you so much. i love it. it makes me so happy for you and all the things you're going to do in the next 50 years. >> it's going to be a lot. >> she says every kid should see what life has to offer. and now her foundation is able to show them. >> i'm proud of you. >> thank you. >> don't cry. staci said she still considers the foundation a small organization but it's her dream that it will grow.
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mentor or donate, we've included a link on our website at clickorlando.com. you can also nominate someone you know for our weekly award. just click on the getting results tab at the top banner, taking you to the nomination form. she started that in her garage and it's grown and grown. >> these are kids in and out of the foster care system with no one there and she steps in and provides that role model that will change the course of their lives. >> they're kids a lot of people forget about. she does not. >> absolutely. great story. >> they say cats have nine lives and thanks to firefighters, one lucky cat is alive tonight. crews rescued the animal from a house fire. cocoa firefighters responded to the fire just before 8:00 last night at a home on parkway street. they found the cat unconscious inside. you can see him laying on the grass there. they quickly carried her out to the lawn and, using a pet-sized oxygen max, they were able to revive the little cat. the fire department says they got the flames under control in
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no word yet on what sparked that fire. >> you see her wake up and it's like, where am i? >> she's got at least eight more lives. >> she's good with that. a woman says she was attacked by a massage therapist and now she's taking some action. >> that's right. that woman isn't alone. coming up on the news at 7:00, another woman tells us the same man attacked her, too. >> i want other women to come forward and not be afraid and know that he's not going to get away with this. >> her accusations led to the man's arrest on sex charges but news 6 learned he could still be working and it's perfectly legal. see you at 7:00. >> thank you, ginger. >> all right. chief meteorologist tom sorrells is joining us now. you've been warning us we would have tens on the sorrells scale. >> today it didn't quite make it. >> really? >> it was so cold this morning. you slept through it all today. >> by the time she woke up, it was a 10. >> it was not as foggy this morning. >> no fog at all.
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it was a 9. >> we can't do a 9.5. i want to start out the weather story tonight with beautiful storm pins. i love the sunshine and the clouds. what about this one? >> fantastic. >> isn't that good stuff? >> yes. >> thank you. you're a brave man for getting that close. >> you have to watch out for those things, though. >> they look sweet but they'll rob you. >> they'll poke you quick. you've got to be careful. in your app store. we'd like to see what you're seeing in central florida. radar is clear. good stuff. we're talking about a beautiful day we're wrapping up. tonight looks even better. it was cold. >> okay. >> i can't figure you out. normally if it's this cold, lisa is like, oh, my gosh, we're all going to die and freeze. it's 45 in leesburg this morning, 50 in orlando and 45 in palm coast. we rebounded nicely to 72 degrees. that is still 2 or 3 degrees below normal this time of year.
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right now in daytona beach, the temperature reading is 60. wind is from the north at 16. the winds are kind of stiff out there, enough to blow you around. 65 degrees in leesburg. 64 in ocala. 60 in daytona beach. here are the wind speeds. oh, my gosh. we built up to an 18-mile-an-hour sustained wind in orlando. a 17-mile-an-hour wind right now in melbourne. visible satellite is fading. you see the cloud streaks building in across the atlantic. some of that cloud cover is going to start to edge this way as we go into the night tonight and through the day tomorrow. otherwise there's not much coming our way from the north or the west. take a look at this. during the overnight, a little bit of that cloud cover does build in. not enough to make much of a difference. i really believe tomorrow is going to be a fantastic day. rain, well, okay. futurecast loves to throw in a rain shower. i don't think it's going to happen. i think tomorrow is dry and i think saturday is dry and even
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we have to hang on until tuesday before the rain really kicks it up. tonight in ocala, you're going down to 45 degrees. we're going to 52 in sanford. the overnight low in orlando, 53. here's tomorrow. >> first thing in the morning, 55 tomorrow. by noon, 70. the daytime high goes to 74 degrees. the next three days, good-looking. each day gets better. by sunday, in time for the daytona 500, the daytime high in orlando will be 77. the high in daytona will be 72. back to work on monday, 78 is the high. the best chance for rain is tuesday. i'm thinking still late tuesday afternoon into the evening hours. >> great racing weather, though. >> good stuff. no rain, not cold. >> speaking of racing weather, ping is out live at the track right now. is it starting to get loud out there yet? >> it's not loud yet. but i'm telling you, the next hour or so it's going to get
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live in daytona for the twin 125 races and big news concerning
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>> an exciting night at the world-famous speedway in daytona. they'll race two 125-mile races they call the can am 125. going to get into that in just a minute. drivers will be out here for driver introductions and getting ready for the daytona 500 sunday at 1:00. magic fans, big news today. as expected, as i think would happen, they found a team that would take channing frye in the remaining two years of his deal after this season. so he's owed like $16 million just after this year and the cleveland cavaliers get him in the trade today for a second round draft pick and a player that nobody will ever hear about on the full roster, jared cunningham. rob hennigan making a deal earlier this week with tobias harris. >> i think we're right in striking distance for a playoff spot. our team we feel like has played well the last few games.
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sustain that momentum and add to that momentum. but absolutely the goal is to make the playoffs and the goal is it to win. that's what we're trying to do. >> rob hennigan today eliminated more salaries. in the summer time, the players they get in the trade from detroit, they'll not be a part of this going forward. rob hennigan has to be called out a little bit. he signed two contracts worth, a combined total of $96 million he spent on the two guys and they're nowhere to be found now. he had to trade them. it sounds like scott skiles really has his hand on this team going forward. joey logano, the daytona champ from a year ago, he'll be in the race tonight. chase elliot and matt kenseth
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the daytona 500 on sunday. the rest of the field is set with the two races, again tonight. >> i mean, it doesn't change your mindset than any other year i've come down here to daytona. you want to win the daytona 500. you got one shot a year to win this race. i know the short list of drivers who have won two in a row. i'd love to be one of those guys. i'd love to be able to do that. i feel confident in our team that we know how to do that. >> tonight at 11:00, he will play, joey logano, the central florida q&a craze ping-pong. do not miss it. last night at 11:00, michael waltrip who wrecked in practice yesterday played the central florida q&a craze ping-pong and go right now to clickorlando.com, ping-pong overdrive. you'll never believe what i'm showing you on clickorlando.com right now with michael waltrip behind-the-scenes, an unedited
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last night at 11:00. i'll be out here tonight live at 11:00.
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>> currently 60 degrees in
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the world's most famous beach, you know. also home of the daytona 500, this weekend. things could not look better for race weekend. friday, 74. saturday, sunny, 77. and race day on sunday, that 77 degrees is in orlando, but in daytona beach, the high on sunday is 72. all good. >> perfect out there. thank you, tom. >> the cbs evening news with scott pelley starts right now. >> remember, you can always get the latest headlines at clickorlando.com. we will see you back here tonight at 7:00 and 11:00. goodnight. >> pelley: now it's a holy war between trump and the pope. >> for a religious leader to question a person's faith is disgraceful. >> pelley: also tonight, two days before the nevada caucus, a personal side of hillary clinton. >> my mother met me at the door, and she said, "there is no room for cowards in this house." >> pelley: a hospital pays ransom to hackers to get its computers back.

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