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[real-time closed captioning provided by u.s. captioning company.] >> matt: now at 6:00, smoke and flames in brevard county. crews worked to put out a second brushfire happening there this week. plus, republican ted cruz on the campaign trail in orlando. hear what the g.o.p. candidate had to say about frontrunner donald trump. first, though, we're following breaking news at 6:00. in east orange county, fire/rescue tells us they're on the scene of a snake bite. sky 6 just flew over the scene there along taylor creek road in christmas. a man was bit -- bitten on the thumb by a snake. he's been flown to the hospital right now in a helicopter. we'll bring you more as we get it in.
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are so close part of the road had to be shut down. >> glad you're with us. i'm matt austin. this is news 6 at 6:00. >> lisa: i'm lisa bell. this is happening on i-95 and state road 405 in titusville. amanda castro is joining us live from the scene. you've been out there all afternoon. are crews getting a handle on the flames at this point? >> reporter: yeah. we're told the fire is 100% contained. that means there's a fire line around the blaze. but as you can see, we just saw within the past few minutes a big flare-up, it looks like. lots of dark smoke coming from the scene. you can see it's still pretty active. lots of law enforcement and fire crews still out there. we were told that troopers were hoping to open state road 407 but it's still an active scene out there. at its peak this afternoon, the flames were rising high, fueled by the windy and dry conditions.
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blaze while helicopters dumped water from up above. the fire grew to about 35 acres. the flames actually burning to the edge of state road 407, causing troopers to shut down the roadway between i-95 and state road 405. traffic is being diverted away from the blaze. we were told that troopers decided to close state road 407 to traffic so crews could stop the fire from crossing over to the other side of the street where there was a neighborhood nearby. >> there's a lot of homes on the other side which could have been in danger. they were able to keep it contained by closing the road down and getting an aggressive foothold on this. >> reporter: we are still waiting for troopers to reopen state road 407. it could be at any time, very soon. as you can see behind me, we have a very, very large smoke and still very active scene going on out here. when the roadway does reopen, troopers are warning drivers there could be leftover smoke and fog in the area.
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cautious when the roadway reopens when they're driving up and down state road 407 and they could close the roadway again if necessary. >> matt: amanda castro, thank you. >> lisa: all the warm, dry weather we've been having has not been good for brushfires. >> matt: no, they have not. meteorologist candace campos is joining us now with how long the dry weather is sticking around for us. we could get rain fairly soon, right? >> we're going to start increasing the chance for rain late saturday into sunday. more of a widespread chance on sunday, going between a 50 to 60%. it won't last long. it won't be anything that's going to last very long for the next couple of days. expect a good chance of rain. we'll certainly need it, not only for the fires but also for the pollen. we're going to see some relief at least this weekend. looking at the radar, mostly dry conditions. we can continue to track the smoke plume by the fire along i-95. we're going to stay mostly dry
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mid-80's earlier today. upper 70's. very warm afternoon. 84 in the villages. same in ocala. 77 in new smyrna beach. 79 in cape canaveral. the wind speeds are still clocking between a 10 to 15-mile-an-hour from the east-southeast. we'll start to see moisture moving in from the north by sunday. i'll have the details coming up in a few minutes. >> lisa: thank you. in brevard county crews are still keeping an eye on hot spots after a large brushfire damaged four homes and 45 acres in palm bay earlier this week. brevard county emergency management tells us that fire is now fully contained. yesterday, crews worked to put out flare-ups but they say they're keeping an eye on smoldering stumps. there will be smoke hanging around the area for several days and it is important for homeowners to protect their homes from wildfires. >> matt: breaking news in orlando now. we're getting newly released cell phone video showing a stabbing at universal on new year's day.
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>> matt: we're told this chilling video here shows an employee, frederick torres, stabbing another employee in the neck at islands of adventure. officers then separated them. contractors. the victim was rushed to the hospital, had emergency surgery, torres is charged with attempted murder. we'll have more on this dramatic video tonight on news 6 at 11:00. also breaking at 6:00, astronaut scott kelly is retiring from nasa, effective april 1st. he just returned to earth after spending 340 consecutive days in outer space. he currently holds the american record for most time spent in space. after retiring, kelly will continue to participate in the ongoing research related to his one-year mission. now to results 2016 and the race for president.
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debate in miami, g.o.p. candidate ted cruz going after votes in florida. >> lisa: he says there are only two candidates who can win the election. early voting is happening right now. justin warmoth is joining us now. cruz was urging voters to steer clear of rubio, right? >> reporter: that's right. cruz says there's no way rubio and ohio governor john kasich can win the nomination over donald trump. but he says with their supporters, he can. that was the construction of his message this morning in orlando. it was a crowd of more than a thousand that filed into the faith assembly of god church in orlando this morning, cheering on their candidate, texas senator ted cruz. >> why do you think senator cruz is the best man for the job? >> his truthfulness, his constitutional knowledge and he's a fighter. he's going to fight for us.
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we're going to get to 1237 delegates and we're going to beat donald trump. >> reporter: during the televised town hall meeting, the texas senator says donald trump is a liberal disguised as a republican. >> donald trump agrees with hillary clinton and barack obama on everything they do. he says he'll do negotiations better. the problem is not that we need a better deal maker. the problem is we have too much government and my belief is less government, more freedom, fewer bureaucrats and more opportunity for you. that's what i will do for you as president. >> reporter: carly fiorina challenged trump to debate only cruz especially if senator marco rubio loses the florida primary. >> donald trump wants the debates to end.
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debate ted cruz. >> reporter: right now, cruz is polling third in florida behind marco rubio and donald trump. he's still confident he can at least split the delegates with trump on the national level come tuesday. >> lisa: g.o.p. candidate marco rubio will be very busy tomorrow. florida. he will hold rallies in largo and pensacola and meet with voters with stops in pasco, hillsborough and polk counties. on the democratic side, hillary clinton is getting help on the campaign trail from her daughter, chelsea. she appeared at several events this afternoon. she also made stops in tallahassee, sarasota and st. petersburg. hillary clinton herself was not campaigning today because she, along with first lady michelle obama and other former first
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the service took place at the ronald reagan presidential library in simi valley, california. she passed away sunday in los failure. and we have results on air and online as the primary results come in tuesday night. for early voting hours and more clickorlando.com, powered by news 6. click on politics under the news tab. >> matt: and there was a side project no one expected. next, the protected species they had to rescue and what they had to do before they could move them. >> lisa: and a manatee gets confused and takes a wrong turn
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fire/rescue on the scene of a snake bite. sky 6 just flew over the scene christmas. we're told a man was bitten on the thumb by a snake. the caller reported it was a water moccasin. as you can see crews have just gotten him into a medical helicopter. that man is being flown to a hospital right now. apparently he just arrived at the hospital. this video from sky 6 moments ago. we'll continue to follow this for you and bring you more as we get it, both here and at clickorlando.com, powered by news 6. well, we've been talking about the big drive for months, over a year now, in fact. however, we've never had a story like this >> matt: it started with workers having a run-in with mother nature and then they had to protect a species. here's more. >> reporter: crews were hard at
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site by lake ivan ho alongside i-4 when they noticed something a little unusual. they were inspecting an overhead highway sign like this one set to be removed as part of the i-4 ultimate project when they found a bird nest, but not just any nest. this happened to be an osprey nest. we spoke with the audubon center for birds of prey in maitland who explained this is becoming more and more common as we increase our urban expanse. >> as long as that's on the increase, we're going to have more and more issues where they need to get into the cell tower, they need to remove a sign. >> reporter: workers didn't find anyone at home inside this nest but the osprey is protected under the specific act and engineers had to comply with guidelines to relocate the nest. >> naturally they'll be nesting in more of your dead and dying
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learn and adapt to using man made structures. >> reporter: the new nest location had to be within 300 feet from the original. crews say it was a process, but once permits were in hand and a new spot was found next to lake ivan ho 30 feet off the ground with a nice, new fiberglass dish to take the place of the old highway sign. >> reporter: the people who go to work along i-4 know to expect and be prepared for the unexpected. >> matt: keep up with the website. just head to clickorlando.com/the big drive, powered by news 6. >> lisa: a manatee who took a wrong turn this past winter is now back swimming in the warm waters. the seaworld animal rescue team, along with florida fish and wildlife service, released the manatee today in titusville. this at the named this big guy, goose. seaworld rescue says he was rescued in south carolina back
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he was found swimming around a power plant to keep warm. wildlife experts put a tracker on his paddle to make sure next winter he doesn't go the wrong way. we have a photographer here at news 6 named goose. >> matt: he needs maverick. >> lisa: our goose doesn't get lost too often. up next, dangerous men are out there preying on teens. >> ginger: coming up tonight at 7:00, officials are joining forces to get your attention. >> let's look at the cell phones and the social media, parents. >> ginger: this one, after a particular man was arrested accused of prostituting teens whose parents never knew the secret life they were leading. the signs you should be watching for, at 7:00. plus a landmark restaurant at the heart of winter park for decades has suddenly shut its doors. we're digging into the reasons
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>> matt: that's been there forever. ginger gadsden, thank you. >> lisa: candace campos filling in for tomorrow tonight. another gorgeous day. was this the warmest day of the year? >> reporter: yesterday, still. it was still warm enough. though we're not going to see the rain rolling in, on sunday, it's not going to be a drastic cool-down. we're staying in the 80's. the 80's are higher ere to stay for the next week. looking live over the amway center as the sun is going down, it will go down an hour later technically on sunday and monday as daylight savings, move the clock ahead an hour saturday night. in ocala, you're in the low 80's with the winds weakening just a bit from the east-southeast at 5 to 10. we're starting to lose the visible as the sun starts to go down. we had a little more in the way of cloud cover during the prime
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kept temperatures at 84 degrees. no big difference compared to yesterday. temperatures again right now, upper 70's, low 80's around town. 73 in palm coast. 73 as well in new smyrna beach. 77 in sanford. low 80's from gainesville to leesburg to kissimmee at 82 degrees. the winds are still moving in from the east-southeast between 10 and 15. it looks like the strongest sustained wind being clocked at new smyrna beach at 14 miles per hour. here's the forecast for tonight and into tomorrow. we have a ridge of high pressure keeping us nice and dry throughout the last week or so. it's been blocking the moisture from staying in the gulf. we'll start to see rain chances start to climb over the next few days. tomorrow, highs will still be in the mid-80's. we'll stay mostly dry, a slight chance for rain with the southerly winds. by sunday night into monday, things will start to change just a bit. we'll see the approach of our next cold front, very weak. could turn stationary over
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we're not going to see much in the way of temperature drops. we'll stay in the mid-80's. we'll see showers and a few thunderstorms. right now, no severe weather is expected with that front. let's pinpoint it here hour by hour to plan out your weekend. it's already here. clouds and rain forecast showing at lunchtime, a few scattered showers out there, nothing to impede any outdoor activities. by saturday night, into early sunday, we'll start to see rain building in across the inland areas. a lot more cloud cover for sunday and you can see all of a sudden the radar starts picking up a lot of moisture, even a few thunderstorms out there for sunday night. so where you live, by early tomorrow morning, 7 a.m., temperatures should be in the low 60's. the out of town forecast for tonight, dropping into the low 70's, a nice mild evening. let's check out the hour-by-hour forecast for tomorrow. degrees. only a slight 10% chance for rain, seeing a few isolated showers.
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widespread chance for rain. we'll lose an hour of sleep as we move our clocks ahead an hour. it does stay lighter later which is always nice. temperatures you can see are not really cooling off much. only about 84 to 83 degrees throughout tuesday and wednesday of next week. >> matt: at least we're consistent, right? >> exactly. consistent. >> matt: we'll know what to expect. thank you, candace. a big game for orlando city soccer tonight. >> lisa: ping joins us live from the citrus bowl. >> ping: we came from the outside to the inside. fans coming in, 7:00 start, ready to go here from the citrus bowl. chicago is in here tonight for
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this is a letter from someone who's here. she has to take a brand name drug. been taking it since the early 1980's. at that time it cost approximately $180 for 10 shots. the latest refill was $14.700 for the same 10 vials and the company is called valeant pharmaceuticals. i'm going after them. this is predatory pricing and we're going to make sure it is stopped. i'm hillary clinton and i
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can they get it done tonight is the question? i think they can. chicago is not that good. >> they've got a completely new roster, new coach, new coaching staff. there's a completely different vibe about the group. if we approach the game properly, we know we can get something out of this game. we have to play well and really concentrate. >> ping: here's the jinx. they're going to win tonight, the lions. march madness starts a week from yesterday here on news 6. the gators are not getting in now, what happened today. they were the 8th seed in the s.e.c. tournament. some late turnovers, they tried to hang in there against the no. 1 seed in the s.e.c., which would have been texas a&m, but the gators fell short. the final score, 72-66. it's selection sunday here with our friends from cbs sports. we're excited. sunday night at 6:00.
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selection sunday show live called fun spot america giving away tickets and join me at 11:35 on sunday. baseball today, mickey mouse said, "hey, ping, come on out and throw the first pitch." this is my epic fail. i don't know if i'm going to throw a strike, ryan. >> that's all right. just don't throw over his head or in the dirt. can you do that? >> ping: if i can do that, it's a complete epic fail, right? if she gets on the mound and you don't, you need to stand at least where she's standing.
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peaches? >> star fires now. >> ping: she's a lot better than i am. >> that's all right. you're good. you're good. >> good luck. >> ping: that was my buddy starting today for the braves. went to doctor phillips high school and i underperformed, guys, today. i failed everybody over there, including mickey mouse. there you go.
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>> 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
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>> pelley: a gentler trump at the debate, but more violence at his rallies. >> i think there are two donald trumps. >> pelley: and they don't agree with each other. >> i don't think there are two donald trumps. trump. >> pelley: also tonight, rising waters put thousands of homes at risk. mourners celebrate nancy reagan and an undying love. oh, my dear our love is here to stay. >> pelley: and steve hartman with a nurse who gets the surprise of her life. >> i have goosebumps right now.

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