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on scene. the video showing you attacking it from multiple angles, do you anticipate in it the next few hours, this wi ll be out, and are you telling people to evacuate? >> not to my knowledge, we haven't told anyone to evacuate. that's mainly the palm beach fire department to tell them that. but to my knowledge, we haven't told anyone. >> obviously, it's dry, and not a lot of rain, are those the reasons this got out of control, or speculate on any other reason? >> the wind played an important part on the it. we didn't have the wind gusts, to my knowledge, the fire started from a [inaudible] fire, and the wind took it out into the urban interface. the wind was a factor in it.
with us, that's cliff frazier from the florida foster service. this is palm bay, and cogan, we'll keep you posted as fire crews continue to put out the flames. >> that's good job, 95% contained. new tonight a local substitute teacher, bonding out of jail. >> holly joel is accused of being drunk in front of a bunch of school kids. we have more on the arrest. >> not only drunk, but according to the police, she had booze and prescription pills with her, while teaching the second grade class. holly joel, isn't talking today. we were hoping she would tell us why the police believe she's drunk while in charge of a classroom of kids.
>> i hope they screen these teacher ins the future, a good background check would help a lot. >> it's a failure on the school system. all substitutes, and teachers, should be randomly drug tested. >> the principal noticed her behavior in routine class checks, telling the police, she was swaying and closing her eyes. when the principal asked her to stand up, she fell and crashed into a window. the cop got there, they said the officers found a mixed drink in a water bottle. with prescription pills in her purse. >> in the school system here, it's totally unwarranted, and it should be looked into. with more detail, on behalf of the children. >> she's charged with child neglect, and public intoxication.
hired in march of 2014, but only a handful of assignments, and never with this class. >> i'm in shock right now. with all due respect, i hope that the courts revail, and do what they do to make it go the way it's supposed to. >> parents asked for background checks, and she passed the background and criminal history check, but we found she does have a record. she was arrested and convicted of dui in 2012 in orange county. thanks a444444444444 crime alert, a jacksonville police officer, shot in the head in front of his own son. the undercover detective was taking his teenage son to school, when he pulled a car over. the driver of that car, immediately jumped out and shot
three times, in the head, chest and hand. the suspect took off, and quickly cornered by the police, and they found him in a back yard, and shot him. the officer's son was not hurt. >> he's very shaken up. those of us, with kids, and driving the cars off duty, you know the risks, we know the risks the day we sign up. just this month, this country lost an officer, that had started the day before. we all know that, but it happens, and happens to one of your own family and seen that, like this young man, i just can't imagine that. >> a fellow law enforcement officers, kept vigil, where the officer had surgery today, he's in critical but stable condition. when the shooter recovers, he'll be charged.
back by her own 4-year-old son. we have the latest. >> it is definitely an accidental shooting. there was no criminal intent on the part of the 4-year-old to intentionally shoot his mother. >> but it happened. yesterday afternoon, here on highway 20, and roland avenue. the sheriff's deputy, stopped to help. >> we [inaudible] we determined she had been shot. >> she was traveling to put nam country, to pick up a horse, when the gun went off. >> the shooting went off in the vehicle. she was accidental shot by her 4-year-old son who was behind her. >> she was taken here to the hospital in gainesville. and reportedly in stable condition. >> the last set date i have on her, is she is in stable condition, but improving. >> the deputies say that she's the legal owner of the gun,
legal to be in the vehicle. still, big questions linger, exactly how was the gun stored and how did the child get a hold of the gun in the first place. >> did she keep it out of his hands and take every step hands. information. >> dcs, is now involved, and no charges yet, but they'll see if charges are filed. fox 35 news. a gnus alert -- news alert, a high profile case of day care abuse. after a child was left in a hot van. we have the latest. >> good evening, three former day care workers, scheduled to appear in court, and only one showed up, we spoke with her of her involvement. >> i was not the driver
or the aid. >> 43-year-old shannon johnson, pleading no contest in court. they're facing second-degree misdemeanors, after a 5-year-old child was left unattended on a bus for several hours. >> the driver did leave the child on the bus for several hours, unattended. the two employees came in, and they took the child and they were part of this transportation sweep coverage. with. >> the preschool, was find $1,000. since then, the school closed. >> it is a new license, for a new preschool. we will however, go out every three months and do the normal inspections, and make sure they're in compliance with the rules and regulations. >> the other two facing charges, were no show in court today.
correct addresses for those to be summoned. >> johnson says she played no direct role of leaving the child on the bus. >> the child was not there. >> now we're told the 5-year-old was left on the bus from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.. it's taking place in october 9 of last year. it's been a pretty warm winter, and continues to be. we're not quite to spring, and we're told the child was given food and water, and the child is doing fine today. fox 35 news. you decide, 2016, the florida primary less than a week away. ted cruz bring backup to the sunshine state. >> we're competing hard to win florida, and to win all across the country.
>> marco rubio with a big rally, just outside of miami, but is it enough to slow the trump train? >> if everyone came together, no one was beat the republican party. >> new pollard numbers shows -- poll numbers, shows trump with a run away lead. >> the poll shows donald trump, and hilary clinton with hefty leads here in florida. >> trump still leading on the republican side. he's leading rubio, 45 to 22%. and ted cruz comes in third. >> on the democratic side, hilary clinton leading vermont under bernie sanders by a large margin, with florida voters as well. mike, is live for us in miami. both republicans and democrats are debating over the next two days. first up, democrats. >> yeah, good evening, from
as hot as the politics is. i want to start with the republican those. all is quiet on the donald trump front, ted cruz did pick up a major endorsement from fiorina, and he's all of a sudden making a play for florida. >> the one campaign that's demonstrated that it can and has repeatedly beaten donald trump, not once, not twice, but eight separate times. and that we will beat donald trump going forward, beat donald for the nomination, and then beat hilary clinton for the general election. >> we're here on the campus of miami dade, and this race is very interesting. after the huge upset win last night for bernie sanders in michigan. now the conventional wisdom, and
clinton has a huge lead in florida, but bernie sanders will make a major run at the state. tonight he's making his case, and tomorrow he'll canvas the state. >> the sooner i can be your nominee, the more i can turn our attention to the republican. >> we started this campaign as many will remember, ten months ago. we were 60 or 70 points down in the polls. and yet, we have what we have seen is in poll after poll, state after state, what we have done is created the kind of momentum that we need to win. >> bernie sanders will start his day in regainsville tomorrow -- gainesville tomorrow. and we'll be here in miami, where the republican debate tomorrow night.
primary and the republicanses this state is winner take all. live on the campus of miami dade. the champion biker, tossed in jail, accused of attacking a police officer. >> and twisted details on this one, straight ahead. book your tickets to space. they'll be ready for launch next year. all right, forecast right now, here in central florida is
daytona 200 champion, tossed in jail. >> a closer look at the charges, against the biker. >> the place say a champion moikist -- motorcyclist is accused of battery of a police officer. here on main street, where the bike activities are on full force, the police were called to the scene after a man allegedly pushed a woman down. it happened on tuesday. >> lights everywhere, and chaos. >> police spokesperson says an officer tried to stop the suspect and he kept running away. >> the officer ran behind him, and he stopped and raised his hands, and said he's goofing off, and the officer was trying to talk to him, and he decided to push the officer, and still run away. he actually knocked the radio off his shoulder.
the man, turns out the biker, was 29-year-old two time daytona 200 champion. and the champ asked them not to use his real name, but they denied the request. >> he knew what he was doing, but it was a stupid thing. >> they're getting calls from the national media. >> i am sure he has a fan base scombshgs young kids that look up to him. and that's not what a role model needs to be doing, charged with battery on a police officer. >> he's out on bond. fox 35 news. this duo, busted, accused of fraud with mammogram. they built the system, of 180 grandly, bogus claims. neither of them is doctors, and the investigators say they billed medicaid for services not rendered. the bill to get rid of the
the critics say they're a money grab, but supporters say they can save lights. >> whether or not they're popular is not the issue, the question is, do they save lives, i think i do. i think they do impact people's driving habilitates -- habits. >> this is not about -- this is nothing more than taxation, by citation, please vote to repeal the red light camera ins your community. >> the proposal is almost certain to die in the senate. it's passed one committee, with two days left in session. and top of the newscast, we had the firefighter on, talking about the fire in palm bay. there's a lot of wind out there. >> it is, and last couple of days, today the windiest so far. up to 28 miles per hour. and the winds continue to blow,
they'll die down. the breeze is still out of the east, southeast. looks like the dry conditions persist. that's the only thing tracking on radar. 76 in melbourne, and 78 in sanford. 81 up to gainesville. and the temperatures are still 1 to 4 degrees warmer today than yesterday. again, this warm weather pattern, continues. and look at the wind, pretty stiff. out of the southeast, 13 in daytona. 21 miles per hour in metro orlando. that's sustained, we're getting gusts higher than that. but it's not that unusual. this is the time of year, we have storm systems to the north. high pressure is building over to us. and of course, produces the stronger winds, and live picture in central florida. the i drive area.
southeasterly winds at 21. again, a beautiful day today. breezy though. we continue to warm in the mid 80s, starting tomorrow. the dying cold front starts up this weekend, no big storms. no heavy rain, we'll be in good shape. 77 in miami, the warm spot on the west coast, with the on shore breeze, the west coast is warmer, in this setup. look at the heavy rain, this is the third round, yesterday, they had the tornado out break, and another one in the evening hours. now they're getting the big slug of rain. numerous flood warnings in eastern texas, arkansas, louisiana. this whole system, the energy is going north and east. not moving to us. because of that, it'll be a done deal. not much left of it, other than a slight chance of a few showers
here's the computer model for tomorrow afternoon, partly sunny skies. the day on friday, also rain freeshgs it'll be nice. lows tonight, 64 in leesburg. and look at the highs tomorrow. normal high is 76, 84 in gainesville. 82 in daytona. 83 in melbourne. 86 or 87 in metro orlando. the warm weather pattern, continues and it shows up in the seven day forecast. 86 tomorrow, 85 on pretty good. the breezy conditions ease up a bit this weekends. but the passage of the front, 83, and the best chance of rain showers is now pushed back to sunday. don't have to work in the space center if you want to hitch the next ride to the final tier.
first human flights next year. they set up a site outside of seattle. ashley, a lot of us dreamed of going into space. from blue origins, dreamed of it, and it sounds like in a couple of years, they'll be ready to make that a reality. >> who would bet against it after he's done with amazon. this is his lifelong dream, he found it 16 years ago, he has 600 employees now. in a facility south of seattle. a nice warehouse space, and he said, he can get people, passengers into space, by 2017. here we are in 2016, next year, he's not taking any money, or anything like that, but he fully
he'll take people up to sub orbital space. >> the rocket company, there's a number of them. space x, and so forth, a lot of them are competing for this. what they eventually want to do, is what the model t, did for automobiles, make it safe and crank them out. >> that's right. but, they don't want it to be a race where security and safety are sacrificed. and you're right, space x, and we have virgin galactic. and we don't have an exact start date for those companies, but we do know, we don't know how much they'll charge in the trip for space. branson, says $250,000 per ticket, and he already has 700
i have to wait. >> he could charge me a dollar to get me in space, and 200,000 to get me back to earth. good year is working on tires for self-driving cars. what's so cool about it, as you see here, it looks like a ball. maneuvering potholes, and tight turns, smoother and easier. they connect, using the magnetic levation. floating, and new at 5:30, we're closer to justice served. >> yes and the fight of families with first responders. >> you put on a damage, strap on -- badge, strap on a gun every day, i owe it to you, to keep your family safe as well. >> how much money is at stake for widows, and children.
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p@ back to this brush fire, we've been following. it was burning out of control, but last check, they said it was 95% contained, and 35 acres. and fire crews are working to protect other homes that are in the area, and i think he said there were four homes. >> let's check in on the ground near the scene, with the latest updates. have they been able to fully contain? >> we're told it's 95% at this point. we just got to the area, we're a few blocks away from the damaged homes. near the cogan area, this is in palm bay. this afternoon, the fire broke
evacuations or anyone hurt. houses in the area, surrounded by fire trucks, and a lot of people out and about, trying to see what's going on. there was smoke for blocks. crews were setting back burns, and 95% contained, and no injuries. and no issues on i-95. there's no backups for problems. you could see the smoke from several miles away, once again, we're in the area now, we'll get out and talk to people, and will have more at 6. >> thank you very much. we have an update tonight as well. help for the families of first responders, killed in the line of duty. it'll change the pension plan, it's headed to the governor. >> we have more in studio of what this means for the families of the first responders. >> if the governor signs the
first responders killed in the line of duty, will get 100% of the officer's salary for life. it's a big change, starting with the widow of an orange county deputy. nothing can bring scott pine back. >> it's something we can do, is have this law changing. so it can help my family and other families. >> with today's vote in the florida house, bridget pine is one step closer to seeing that happen. the widowed mother of three, has been lobbying for two years, for a bill that'll change death benefits for the families of first responders killed in the line of duty. the current retirement system, says the families get 50% of the officer's salary for life. but if he or she chose an investment plan, the family only gets what the officer saved at
that's the plan that scott pine chose. if the governor signs the bill, the families get 100% of the salary for the rest of their lives. no matter what retirement plan they choose. >> it's unclear if the scott pine law passed, it was part of a larger bill. and today, the bill stood on its own. only one voted against it. >> we have a mother, and a widow, and an orange county sheriff's department who had not let the memory of a man go without doing something about it. >> if you put on a badge or hop on the back of a fire truck, strap on a gun every day to keep my family safe, i owe it to you to keep your family safe as well. >> this bill is retro active to
who lost an officer, after 2013, will see the benefits increased, but the current pension plan has been in place for over a decade. the lawmakers expect to revisit this issue, next legislative session, so they can change the swais for other families with his well. fox 35 news. thank you very much, and news alert, the florida lawmakers are passing a bill to help nurses practice across state lines. if the governor signs it, florida enters into a pact with others in the state. the idea is to help with the nursing shortage. living with with your lover? the lawmakers voted to eliminate a 19th century law. they're getting rid of it, that banned unmarried men and women from living together.
seniors, where they're technically, a lot of them are not married, living together, because it makes more sense financially, or for whatever season, social security, and i don't think they want to be considered that they're violating the law. >> florida is one of only a handful of states, making the law, cohabitation, illegal. the florida primary is for? >> i have 361 delegates, donald as a hundred more, and no one else is close in the count. >> ted cruz, and marco rubio are in florida tonight as hilary clinton and bernie sanders prepare for a big debate. >> the truth is donald trump and hilary clinton are two sides of the same coin. >> and john kasich, tries to hang on. >> before we're republican or democrats, we're americans and
americans to solve the problems that we have in this country. >> there's some people in the party saying, donald trump wouldn't be so bad. i mean, -- >> fox 35 is your election headquarters. marco rubio is addressing the crowd in a rally there. does he still have a chance? we'll listen? n. >> we worry of the dirty tricks. and so if anyone calls you, and anyone tells you, marco rubio is getting [inaudible]. tell me them you heard it from me, they're lying to you. we'll work as hard as it takes, we'll win florida and the nomination. it's worth it. because what is at stake is the future of america. it always is in these elections. after eight years of barack obama and the damage he's done
with it now, it may be too late. i know of now community that understands the american dream better than south florida. i know of no community that understands the dream than [inaudible] florida. the community of -- >> marco rubio addressing the crowd of supporters there. double digits behind in the latest polls to donald trump. let's check in. >> our political power panel is in house tonight. frank torres, and don, gentlemen, thank you for coming in. trump, is not necessarily surprised that his trend the verdict trend continues. what do you make though of the most recent endorsement on the republican side for ted cruz. trump? >> last night's results for donald trump, were satisfying to
establishment were trying to for the past week, vigorously, demolish his candidacy. and fiorina's endorsement for ted cruz, i think actually is insignificant. for donald trump. i think donald trump's appeal is to a group that probably doesn't listen much to fiorina. >> every time we bring you in after a primary, we expect, that there'll be change in the conversation or narrative, that he maintain as fairly strong lead. what is it or who is it, that will take him down. >> i think, it can only be one of the other candidates. we keep hearing the argument, who's the alternative to donald trump? ted cruz is making a strong race to that. but everything comes down to tuesday.
and fiorina endorsement, i think it was running mate talking there on paper. she's a good alternative. >> what are your thoughts ahead of the florida primary? do you see trump taking the state? >> florida is a very important state, it reflect it is weakness actually of marco rubio. the person who's left out of the conversation for the past two weeks, is marco rubio, and lots of analysts are saying this is a make or break state, for him to stay alive. his candidacy is irrelevant right now. >> it's unfortunate for him, we've been talking for years of a possible run for him, and the chance was here. for rubio, that approach, seems to have worked against him in recent weeks, do you agree with that?
the alternative to donald trump, it hasn't given him much traction in the polls. he has a big day coming up, and the primary next tuesday, where the campaign is fighting. >> and final thoughts on the democratic side, was it that much of a surprise that sanders took michigan yesterday, and what do you predict for florida? >> some has hilary up by 20 pinlt. the -- points, there's another debate, and in florida later this week, it'll be up to him to keep the momentum from michigan going. >> any final thoughts? >> the democratic primaries -- or the democratic nomination, might go on for longer than hilary clinton will like. >> interesting, thank you very much.
forest -- foster care. and a new bionic finger tip, that lets them feel and touch. as if it's really connected to their hand. he damaged his left hand, and the researchers connected a stamp sized finger tip, surgically implanted to nerves in his arm. yeah, heft it. -- he felt it, they're hoping for long term use in three years. the hulk is back in court, trying to get paid after the sex tapes. >> and the attorney was on the stand today. >> what did you see? >> i saw a video, depicting my
money for -- wants money for his invasion of privacy. >> he wants them to do the right thing. he wants him to remove a clip of a sex tape. >> what did you see? >> i saw a video depicting my client, having sex even went so far as to demonstrate what everyone was saying to each other in the tape, by incorporating sub titles. >> houston says he never threatened him, and instead, tried a human approach. >> we're not here to that damage you or to -- challenge you or to tell you what to do. it is something that can cause great damage, i'm asking you as one human being, to take down the video. >> did they remove the sex tape?
>> then came the $100 million lawsuit against him, for violating hogan's privacy. he insists that it's fair game. and the former editor, says it was news worthy. >> [inaudible]. >> but hogan says the sex tape ruined his career, and turned his life upside down. he was distraught, and vulnerable. >> gave up, gave in. >> he turned to his best friend, bubba the love sponge for support, but he offered up his wife. >> okay, i'll go to my office, and here's the condom, he handed me a condom, and all of a sudden, it was so weird and crazy. my gut was telling me, that this was off.
>> hogan said he never consented to being video taped. bubba was defiant on his radio show this morning. >> news flash, bubba is wild, and i can't say necessarily that i'm proud of that, but it's not illegal, is it? >> fox 35 news. drama. forecast here in central florida, the forecast is nice right now. live radar is rain free, and looks good out there. we do need the rain, and we need a good rain, we need a legitimate downpour. not the case, and the pollen count is high. and right through the weekend. there's a chance of a few light showers for this weekend. temperatures started out warm, mid to upper 60s, and 57 in ocala, really goes to show, the
makes a big difference with the overnight lows this time of year. 89 the high in sanford. cooler on the coast, and warmer inland, when it came to the daytime highs due to the sunshine today. 76 in melbourne. the dew points are creeping back up again. we started in the 40's, and low 50's, and we're back in the upper 60s to low 60s, the moisture content, means it'll be warmer. 77 degrees right now. the live picture right now, a little bit of moisture. still breezy out there. here's the planner for later on tomorrow. 66 degrees at 8 a.m. and up to 85 at 2 p.m., and warm. still breezy, up to 18 miles per hour, and the seven day forecast, chance of rain is slim on saturday, it's 30%. that's the dying front. the best chance of showers is sunday, and don't forget with daylight savings time, starting
spring forward, put your clocks ahead one hour before you go to bed saturday night. >> thanks. might have to change the breakfast plans. >> big 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,
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intended for them to enact a bear ban, the bear ban is basically toothless, should the state decide to go ahead and have a hunt, correct? >> that's right, what seminole commissioners are looking at, to put in place a ban on hunting bears in seminole county. however, the state is saying, wait a minute, state law would take precedence or state law will preempt any kind of county ordinances. what the county may do, is pass a resolution, saying we're unhappy, and oppose future bear hunts in the county. >> fish and wildlife, that he say that seminole county is where we have a lot of bear encounters?
and it's something the commissioners pointed out. in last october's bear hunt, more than 300 killed in the state, but seminole county, only four were killed in that hunt. the commissioners are saying, if we're the epicenter of the human bear444444444444cts, why were there only four bears killed? >> thank you sir. >> thank you very much. drivers in central florida are used to tolls, but how about a toll within a toll? details on the fight over state road 417. march madness. and people lined up for more than a week before they might have a chance to buy some new shoes.
about, next at 6. we're following breaking news in palm bay, a huge brush fire has already burned ten acres, and four homes are impacted. >> the area of cogan, south of bay side lake. kelly has the latest on this, and how much the fire is contained. >> hi there, there are a lot of people out here, watching who's going on. the fire trucks up and down the quintin avenue. several firefighters are spraying down the wooded area,