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if you're doing everything right but find it harder and harder while our people work longer hours for lower wages, almost all new income my plan -- make wall street banks and the ultrarich pay their fair share of taxes, provide living wages for working people, ensure equal pay for women. i approve this message because together, we can make a political revolution and create an economy and democracy that works for all and not just the powerful few. [real-time closed captioning provided by u.s. captioning company.] >> ginger: breaking news, rescuers are rushing to save a man bitten by a deadly snake.
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encounter with a water moccasin. >> parents, look at the cell phones and the social media. >> ginger: the fdle, orange county sheriff, even prosecutors want parents on alert tonight after a man is accused of prostituting teens whose parents never knew about their secret life. the warning sign to watch for, in minutes. good evening, everyone. this is news 6 at 7:00, getting results. i'm ginger gadsden. julie and lisa are both on assignment tonight. also tonight, a local mystery. a landmark restaurant at the heart of winter park for decades has suddenly shut its doors. we're digging into why. that story in about 10 minutes. we start with the latest on breaking news in east orange county tonight. only sky 6 was there as paramedics rushed to help a man bitten by a water moccasin. he was bitten on the thumb in a rural part of christmas. it's not clear yet how he was bitten. paramedics flew the man to the hospital where he will be
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the snake bit him at or near a home in the 3300 block of taylor creek road. it's just east of 520, between beachline. the bite victim was rushed to ormc >> we're waiting to hear more about how he is doing tonight. we're also on top of two traffic alerts. first, and new at 7:00, traffic is snarled on i-4 in the de land area. you're looking live now at the back-up from our department of transportation cameras. troopers tell news 6 one lane is blocked westbound after a crash involving eight cars. fortunately, no one was seriously hurt. but avoid i-4 westbound in the area if you can. in brevard county, smoke from a 35-acre brushfire has closed challenger memorial parkway for hours. but it's now contained. challenger parkway is still closed at this hour between i-95 and state road 405. news 6 reporter amanda castro is
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>> reporter: the fire is 100% contained, but as you can see, there's still a lot of smoke going on there. it's a very active scene down the road there on state road 407 >> we're going to pull up video from sky 6 earlier today when the fire was at its peak. the flames rising high, fueled by the windy and dry conditions. on the ground, crews battled the blaze while crews battled the fire from up above. it got to 35 acres in size. the flames started burning to the edge of state road 407, causing troopers to shut down the roadway between i-95 and state road 405. troopers with on scene directing traffic away from the blaze. they decided to close the road to traffic so crews could stop the fire from actually crossing over the street. there's a nearby neighborhood and they wanted to prevent the fire from going over there and possibly putting those homes in danger. again, we're told that troopers
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soon, but no word on when that will happen. when it does reopen, we expect to see leftover smoke and fog in the area. troopers are urging drivers to be safe and cautious while driving along the road. overnight. castro. >> ginger: as more roads close or fog becomes a problem, we'll send out traffic alerts through our mobile app. it's free, just search wkmg in your app store. this is the second major brushfire in brevard county in the last few days. four homes were damaged in a palm bay neighborhood on wednesday. that fire grew to 45 acres and then rekindled yesterday. since then, crews have been watching for hot spots. some rain would certainly help fight those fires. the good news tonight, some may be on the way. you can see a few clouds in this live look at downtown orlando, but that's not the rain. meteorologist candace campos is in for chief meteorologist tom sorrells tonight. >> you know, we're finally going to see some relief when it comes
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but not only will it help with the firefight, it will also help with the pollen numbers which have been extremely high over the last couple of days because we've been so dry. a look at the current conditions out there, temperatures this afternoon warmed into the mid-80's. 85 degrees in orlando. 1 degree cooler than yesterday. temperatures along the coastline, though, warms into the mid to upper 70's. most of the southeast will be seeing the 80's until an area of low pressure rolls right through the area. you can see it on the water vapor imagery. a lot of deep tropical moisture being pulled in from the gulf of mexico around the area of low pressure, continuing to track to the southeast. we'll see the tail end of the front heading from saturday night into sunday. today, 85 was the high. the average is 77 degrees. the record to beat, 91, set back in 1918. i'll have more details, though, on your weekend forecast, as well as the timing of the rain, coming up in a few minutes. >> ginger: thank you, candace.
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radar anytime on our free news 6 pinpoint weather app. just search wkmg in your app store. a crime alert tonight. a warning for parents from local and federal law enforcement. it involves the very real danger of human trafficking. here's news 6 reporter mark lehman with a warning. >> reporter: investigators say the charges the suspect faces slavery. today fdle agents are using the arrest as a warning to parents. >> make no mistake that human trafficking and sex trafficking is a problem in central florida. >> reporter: law enforcement saying that problem is highlighted with the arrest of this man, 23-year-old martin wright. he's in jail today facing charges of human trafficking and child pornography. >> manipulate them into beginning to do acts they were not comfortable doing. >> reporter: agents say their investigation began after an 18-year-old high school students contacted police telling them
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a day later, a 16-year-old student also came forward. >> he would drive them to appointments where they would perform sex acts for money and he would take the money. >> reporter: agents said he advertised for the website while he's in custody, there's concern for more possible victims. >> if you're out there, if you're wanting our help, we're here to help you. we can do it. >> reporter: police are using the opportunity today to make parents see how easy it is for high school aged teens to fall victim. >> parents look at their cell phones and social media. >> reporter: he has a long list of charges. as the investigation into his actions continues, police ask something you to call the human trafficking hotline if you know someone who is a victim. >> ginger: right now, we're
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sky 6 was over the home on doris avenue a short time ago. police tell us 89-year-old carl lange admits shootings and killing his 88-year-old girlfriend of 25 years. he was taken to the lake county jail. extra police are on patrol and drivers are urged to be on alert all weekend long. bike week enters the final stretch. this is a live look from our beach cam of main street. no bikers this year have died on our roads. loren korn shows us what police are doing to keep it that way. >> state troopers say they've had a good bike week so far, no fatalities and they'd like to keep it that way. however, they've had several crashes and close calls. a motorcyclist suffered severe burns this morning after daytona beach police say a car failed to see it coming. >> reporter: a scary reminder of why folks need to pay attention during bike week.
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us. today. a car cut us off. there. >> reporter: state troopers tell news 6 the biggest mistakes when it comes to crashes involving bikes and cars are drivers making left turns at an intersection in front of motorcyclists, drivers not scanning the road and speeding. >> they don't yield, they don't slow down for us. >> reporter: troopers also say single bike crashes happen when drivers take a curve too fast and when they're drinking and driving. it's not just bikers who have concerns >> >> it's very difficult to see the bikes sometimes. make sure we see you so we can be safe on the roads. >> reporter: something that all motorists can agree on. state troopers and local law enforcement tell me they'll be out here in full force monitoring the traffic as this is the final weekend for bike week 2016. in daytona beach, loren korn,
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>> ginger: for a third straight day, the i-4 corridor was a hot spot in the presidential race. more than a thousand turned out at the faith assembly of god church in orlando this morning to cheer on ted cruz. >> choice here in the state of florida is real simple. do you want donald trump to be the nominee or not? if donald trump is the nominee, hillary clinton wins. hillary clinton wallops drufrn. >> ginger: during the televised town hall meeting, the texas senator says donald trump is a liberal disguised as a republican. he was joined by former candidate carly fiorina who recently endorsed him. but cruz is trailing donald trump and marco rubio. and on the democratic side, chelsea clinton was out stumping for her mom who was at nancy reagan's funeral service. floridians go to the polls on tuesday. keep up with the candidates on the home page of and click the
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guide., powered by news 6. a real mystery has shaken up winter park's elite park avenue shopping district. a landmark restaurant opened near central park for decades has suddenly shut its doors. we're trying to find out why. >> reporter: today, the menu here at park plaza gardens is still up, but many of the people who tried to eat here today couldn't. that's because the doors are locked. right now the restaurant says they're temporarily closed. >> it's sad because for 20, 25 years ago, you couldn't get in the place on a friday, saturday night. >> reporter: back then, you couldn't get into this popular winter park restaurant because of its popularity. but tonight you can't get in because it's closed. >> it's like the eiffel tower on the way of terror. >> reporter: it's not the first time it happened. in 2013 a health inspector shut down the restaurant after they
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their hands and they found roaches and rodent droppings inside. this time it's shut down temporarily, for reasons not so clear, leaving rumors on ritzy park avenue. >> we stopped going because of the lack of quality and the lack of service. >> reporter: news 6 tried to talk to someone at the restaurant. we called the owner and the number posted on the sign on the locked doors. all we got was an automated message saying it's closed because of certain building conditions >> >> we're working with the landlord, the owner of the building, to bring this to an effective and rapid resolution. >> reporter: the chamber of commerce got the same message. >> we wish them the best. >> reporter: today i pulled the latest health inspection reports. it looks like the restaurant met all of the state's requirements. it's another reason why we're still left in the dark as to why the doors are still locked.
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management says on its facebook page they do plan to reopen but did not say when. a health alert about the zika virus. where a new case was reported in our area and what it means. plus, an i-drive icon reborn. what we have just learned about plans for the world's largest mcdonald's. but first, a new chance at life for a rescued manatee. how scientists now plan to be able to make sure this guy does not get in trouble again. getting results in mount dora, howie in the hills and all of central florida here on news 6
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>> ginger: for a third straight day, a new case of the zika virus has been confirmed in central florida. this time, someone tested positive in orange county. the fourth case there. there are now 59 confirmed cases
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at least 11 locally, including new cases this week in osceola and polk counties. one of the polk county cases was sexually transmitted. so far, no one has been bitten by an infected mosquito in florida. for signs and symptoms of the zika virus and a nationwide look at the states impacted, head to, powered by news 6. tonight a manatee is back in the wild after a three-month stay of rehab at seaworld. seaworld's animal rescue team sent us this video of goose the manatee today. he was rescued alone near a power plant in charleston back in december. after three months of rest and rehab, he was released today near kennedy point marinaear titusville. he has a tag now to make sure he migrates properly when the weather gets colder. right now, kylie jenner is
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sugar factory in orlando. it features signature drinks and treats designed by celebrities. and just a few blocks north of i-drive 360, a local landmark is about to be reborn. in january, the world's largest entertainment mcdonald's shut its doors after 39 years. back then, we showed you this concept art for a new, even larger mcdonald's the owner plans to build right next door. tonight news 6 has confirmed mcdonald's is almost ready to open its doors. if all goes as planned, it will officially reopen monday afternoon. the owner is keeping mum on what you can see when you enter the golden arches. the old restaurant featured fresh pizzas and paninis. on the space coast, all eyes are going to be on the skies. this is video just in from news 6 of the tyko war birds air
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it kicked off today late in titusville. the airplanes are being lit as we speak for the first-ever evening show. you still have time to head out there for tonight's fireworks event. >> that sounds like fun. >> ginger: it does. maybe the weekend will be beautiful for all kinds of activities outside. >> all sorts of things. saturday is going to be better than sunday because we'll see a better chance for rain. >> ginger: we need the rain. >> exactly, we do need the rain. >> ginger: but not only the fires but the pollen which is horrendous right now. >> it's killing us. but at least we'll have a little bit of relief on the way sunday. not too bad. as we take a live look outside in daytona beach, a few little bikes out there. doesn't look like much going on, does it? 72 degrees out there in daytona beach. 76% humidity. the winds are calm now in daytona beach. we're going to see a better
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the forecast again by sunday. let's start breaking it down here on the weather story. a mild and dry evening heading out to go see the evening air show. that sounds fascinating. we're going to continue to see a better chance for rain sunday but for saturday, temperatures will be in the mid-80's, mostly sunny and mostly dry. we're finally cooling down into the mid to upper 70's. we're warm in the villages at 79. 73 in sanford. 74 at orlando and 77 degrees in kissimmee. the winds are still moving in from the east-southeast. they were a bit breezy this afternoon. starting to weaken a bit from 5 to 10 miles per hour. the strongest wind right now in new smyrna beach being reported, up to 12 miles per hour. let's pinpoint your forecast, give you a better idea when we're going to see the rain roll back in. clouds and rain forecast, you can see a few spotty showers. i think it's a little oversold for saturday. again, rain chances are down to 10 to 20%. don't be surprised if you see a quick-moving shower. that's about it for saturday.
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cover building in across town and more of the pop-up showers and a few thunderstorms by sunday afternoon and into the evening. we could see a few isolated thunderstorms but nothing really in the severe category. that's the good news. so where you live, by 7 a.m. tomorrow, temperatures will be in the upper 50's, low 60's around town. about 63 tonight in orlando. 61 degrees in sanford. your out on-the-town forecast tonight, get out and enjoy your friday evening and temperatures are staying very mild in the loy 70's. mostly clear and mostly dry. let's check out the hour-by-hour forecast. temperatures for tomorrow, back into the mid-80's. we will be heating up again. a mix of sun and clouds and a slight chance for rain. as we look ahead for your planning forecast, we'll be seeing a decent chance of rain for sunday. because it's going to be a bit cloudy, it might be a nice time to maybe take an extra hour of sleep because you're going to lose an hour saturday night into sunday.
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mid to low 80's. so goodbye, winter. hello, spring. >> ginger: i don't think a lot of people will be sad to see winter go by. thank you, candace. central florida's largest country music festival is coming to kissimmee. news 6 is partnering with collis roofing to give you the ultimate fan experience. for a chance to win tickets watch news 6 at 11:00 for the country music star of the day. and then log on to to enter. it runs from march 18th to the 20th at osceola heritage park. >> clip without context. clip me, jimmie. >> not going to happen, not
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>> ginger: see if you're doing everything right but find it harder and harder to get by, you're not alone. while our people work longer hours for lower wages, almost all new income goes to the top 1%. my plan -- make wall street banks and the ultrarich pay their fair share of taxes, provide living wages for working people, ensure equal pay for women. i'm bernie sanders. i approve this message because together, we can make a political revolution and create an economy and democracy that works for all
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>> ginger: stay tuned for an all new amazing race just over 30 minutes here on news 6. it's all followed by this line-up and then leading up to the late news at 11:00 on news 6. stay tuned for stephen colbert after the 11:00 news. >> clip without contest.
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>> not going to happen, not going to happen. >> no, it's not. let's spin. and news. at this point, bernie and hillary really just seem like another old couple traveling the country, arguing about money. excuse me, excuse me. i'm talking. excuse me. why is the car making that noise? i told you should have bailed out the auto industry. zip it. zip it. in denmark, we'll be riding bikes right now. so there were a few standout moments like when secretary of state clinton dropped this shocking confession. >> i have said before and it's not easy for me to say. i'm not a natural politician, in
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husband or president obama. >> that's right. she's not a natural politician, unlike her opponent, that smooth operator bernie sanders. >> ginger: tonight he welcomes jeff daniels and audrey mcdonald. don't miss it on at 11:35 on news 6. >> tomorrow the temperatures are going to be in the mid-80's. move the clock one hour ahead as you go to bed saturday night and a better chance for rain on your sunday. be aware of that when you make
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if you're doing everything right but find it harder and harder while our people work longer hours for lower wages, almost all new income my plan -- make wall street banks and the ultrarich pay their fair share of taxes, provide living wages for working people, ensure equal pay for women. i'm bernie sanders. i approve this message because together, we can make a political revolution and create an economy and democracy that works for all
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>> they came to say farewell. michelle, the bushes, hillary. funeral for a first lady. then -- >> i cannot believe how civil it's been up here. >> not for long. wait until you see what happened behind the scenes of the big debate. >> donald trump called out about his neck tie. >> go home to mommy. and more chaos at today's trump rally. >> good-bye. under fire.


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