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[real-time closed captioning provided by u.s. captioning company.] >> now at 5:00, disturbing video inside a local daycare. a child hit with toys and slammed on a mat. the big trouble the daycare's director now faces, in minutes. >> first, though, the cell phone video showing a fight at a high school all over a confederate flag sparks rumors now of a mass shooting. tonight parents are angry the
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anything about it. this is news 6 at 5:00, getting results. i'm matt austin. >> i'm ginger gadsden in for lisa bell tonight. school officials say over the weekend, the rumor mill went into overdrive, spreading rumors about a planned shooting. parents said they didn't know what to believe. that fight broke out on thursday at west port high school, just south of state road 40 in ocala. news 6 reporter eric sandoval talked with some of those parents today and he took their concerns to the school district. what have you been able to find out? >> so many students and parents were scared the shooting may indeed happen. about a thousand students stayed home from school here today at west port. school leaders tell me police gave them the all-clear so they didn't really see the reason to worry parents, but parents say that's the least they could have done. >> i was worried for my children. >> she says she was so worried about a rumored mass shooting happening at her kids' school
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>> school leaders tell us the rumors started after this cell phone video of a fight at west port high school over a confederate flag went viral over the weekend. >> but they say that's all it was. a threat. >> we, as parents, have a right, and we put our children in that school and we assume they're protected while they're there. okay. if there's a problem, why were we not contacted? that's what i'm really upset about. >> i don't really talk about what if's. we'd be here until the sun sets every day. >> we took the concerns to marion county school spokesman kevin christian. >> all the parents are dealing with what if's today. >> we have to deal with what if's. but if we do that, that's all we social media. >> what about a call to parents despite what you may have read on social media. >> that's a conversation we're having. quite honestly i had several conversations with parents this morning who simply said why that's something we're discussing. >> now some parents tell us they were even more concerned because
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unexcused absence if their child decided to stay home because they were scared. the district had a change of tune on that late today and they say now students can make up their work and make up their tests if they miss today. we're live in ocala tonight, eric sandoval, news 6. >> glad you were able to ask those questions, eric. thank you. >> now to the shocking abuse police say happened inside a lake county daycare. the center's director faces serious charges tonight. >> cell phone video caught it. this video here shows the director at the children's palace daycare, in clermont, hitting a boy with stuffed animals and then you see right there she drops him face-first on to a mat. news 6 reporter troy campbell has been getting answers about this all afternoon now. he joins us live. that daycare is now closed, correct? >> and there's a sign on the door, too. we've also learned that the
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on friday, she was already on probation out of orange county at the time of her arrest. the daycare right behind me, a sign on that door saying they're closed and they will reopen with a new owner. again the video you're about to see is very graphic. >> captured on the cell phone of a daycare employee, handed over to law enforcement for evidence, clermont police arresting the 41-year-old kimberly reed, the director of children's palace learning center in clermont. investigators say the video shows reed hitting a 4-year-old boy several times with stuffed animals and lifting him in the air only to drop him on the ground while the boy appeared to be resting. >> it's uncomfortable to view the video, me as a parent, and this is also, we want to get it out there because if there's any other victims there. this is a 4-year-old child. >> the daycare worker notified the department of children and families, their investigators calling police. reed telling officers she was only playing with the child. >> the report said she was rough playing. when you view the video, it was very disturbing. it's not the case at all.
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out of orange county for welfare proud and grand theft, code investigators looking into whether she should have been working at the daycare in the first place. investigators are now looking for other possible victims. >> who knows. this could not be the first incident. this could have been going on for quite some time. she's the director of the daycare. we just happened to have an employee there that had enough courage to come out and let somebody know. >> we also asked investigators if they respond here often. they say it's relatively quiet here. a few years ago they got allegations of child abuse on another staff member. the case was never prosecuted because of a lack of evidence. and a woman says she toured the facility a month ago and decided not to bring her 4-year-old child here after meeting the staff. she decided not to bring her child here for the story we're putting together at 6:00. until then, live from clermont, troy campbell, news 6. >> thank you. troy. big new developments now on this
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you remember this. we learned the orange county deputies involved in this will not be facing charges. cell phone video shows deputies arresting deidre reed last july outside the retreat apartments near ucf. reed later claimed her arm was dislocated during the arrest. the new report says the deputies were justified because reed and her friend were resisting. trespassing charges against reed were later dropped. >> new details on a violent carjacking that led to one suspect getting shot by orlando police. it happened last friday. we've learned the 34-year-old danielle evans drove toward the surgery and the two officers. the officers then fired shots. we're told she and two men stole the car at gunpoint from the 66-year-old norris hicks. officers tracked them down a couple hours later. the shooting happened in the parking lot of the bakery at south street and bumby avenue. evans was not seriously hurt.
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and questioned. the officers are on leave while fdle investigates. >> big developments tonight on the spread of the zika virus. the world health organization declared the mosquito-borne illness a worldwide emergency now. the disease has been spreading quickly. there could be as many as 4 million new infections this year. right now, there's no treatment for it. you can find more about the zika virus including five things you need to know on our website. just head to, powered by news 6. >> two people, including a teacher shot and killed at a brevard county home. sky 6 flew over the scene on north wickham road in melbourne around noon today. according to our news partners at "florida today," the 54-year-old sandra cook and 60-year-old man were found with gunshot wounds. both were dead at the scene. we're told cook was a teacher at
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right now, police say they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the shooting. >> a warmer day to kick off february to say the least. here's the sun coming down. this is live over downtown orlando right now. it looks beautiful out there. it does look a little bit warm. the warm-up we're feeling is not over yet. >> a nice warm hug out there. chief meteorologist tom sorrells is pinpointing the rising temperatures. we don't need it to go much higher than this. this is as warm as we need it. >> it's going warmer tomorrow. kind of crazy. >> 82 did it for the high today in sanford and leesburg and in gainesville, close to 80, maxing out 78 degrees. no rain in the immediate forecast. mostly clear to partly cloudy tonight, 70 degrees by 8:00. by 9:00, 69. 10 p.m., 68, with the onset of
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before the night is over, patchy to dense fog will be an issue. i'll be back in a few minutes and we'll talk about how hot it's going to be tomorrow. i think we're going to get awfully close, 2 degrees close to the record. see you in a few. >> thank you, tom. get breaking weather alerts and live radar anytime on our free pinpoint weather app. just search wkmg in your app store. >> new video tonight of a purse snatching in marion county. deputies say this surveillance video shows the 44-year-old woman grabbing the purse from a 79-year-old woman. it happened in the parking lot of wal-mart on highway 200 on florida. we're told the person drove off in a white car, that one right there, you see pulling out, almost hitting some people. she took the victim's wallet and cell phone. she's charged with robbery and aggravated battery. >> an unusual scene at a popular orlando hotel. a couple attacked police
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son was standing right next to them. this happened friday night at the hard walk at the universal citywalk. police say the man refused to leave and used his head to shove one of the officers. his wife, dawn, then started yelling at one of the officers before kicking one of them in the leg, knocking him down. they're both charged with battery on an officer. their son is with a relative tonight. >> well, it is the biggest night so far in the 2016 presidential race. >> next at 5:00, the hard push candidates are making ahead of tonight's iowa caucus. >> and an amazing gift for a pastor, just days away from super bowl 50. how his congregation is giving him the best seat in the house for the big game. >> you're watching news 6 at 5:00, getting results for central florida. this is i-4 and michigan street in orlando. traffic is about what you would expect right now, you're seeing
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>> all right. we're slowly heading to the north. we're at oak hill at nancy cummings park. it's a great day if you want to take the kids out to the playground. if you don't have a chance tonight, tomorrow will be a great day. let's pinpoint the forecast down to street level in oak hill. temperatures by tomorrow, we'll warm up, back into the mid-70's with a mix of sun and clouds and tonight looking nice and mild. the next stop on our road trip is going to be in new smyrna beach coming up at 5:30.
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>> we're just hours away from the first big test in the race for the white house. >> the presidential nominating process begins tonight in iowa. candidates from both parties have been campaigning there ahead of tonight's caucus. republican frontrunner donald trump is one of several candidates who held rallies today. he has a small lead over texas senator ted cruz. marco rubio is in third place. trump says he believes he can win because his campaign took a
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caucus. >> i hear they all have great ground games and people pouring in in buses and trucks. i've spent less money than anybody else and i have the best results. >> on the democratic side, poll numbers show a close race between hillary clinton and vermont senator bernie sanders. both candidates spent the day pushing for last minute support. >> i'm so excited about tonight. i'm feeling so energized because of you. >> we need tens of millions of people to stand up and say enough." >> tonight a caucus begins at 8:00. we will have you covered on our website,, powered by news 6. >> well, tonight people are remembering one of the worst space program. >> today marks 13 years since the space shuttle columbia disaster. it was back on february 1st, 2003. columbia broke apart upon reentry over texas and
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the columbia accident investigation board later determined the cause of the accident was a piece of insulating foam that broke off and hit the left wing and left a gaping hole. all seven crew members died. last thursday nasa honored the astronauts during its day of remembrance at kennedy space center. >> we're less than a week away from super bowl 50. you'll see the big game right here on news 6. >> yeah, fans of the denver broncos and the carolina panthers and pretty much most americans are really pumped for in game. but perhaps no one is more excited than one north carolina pastor, getting a trip of the lifetime. the congregation at the kingdom vision life center in greensboro is sending their pastor to the super bowl. the group pitched in thousands of dollars in days to get him there. wilson says it's everything he ever wanted and then some. >> sometimes they say the things
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preach are going over the people heads and they're not getting it. it shows that the people have year. >> apparently he's a fan. members of wilson's congregation say it's the least they could do him. that is a great congregation, by the way. >> yeah, ginger. you said you'd get your pastor some of cam newton's pants, right? >> i would love to see him deliver a sermon in that. he would get everyone's >> he would. he'd stick out for sure. your home for super bowl 50, sunday. our coverage goes on all day, begins at 6 a.m. after the game, catch "the late show with stephen colbert" and after that, the lateshow with the news 6 at 11:00. >> it's going to be a fun day. we'll all be working.
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i've heard we're having a huge honking tailgate party here. >> you've been in patagonia for the last two weeks. >> it feels more like soccer weather really than football weather. >> sure does. >> look at how we're turning out this evening going into the night. the radar is as clear as can be. i have no rain to track just yet. it's going to be days now, probably thursday before that changes. the overnight lows this morning were okay, in the 50's and 60's. 47 in gainesville. that's the cool spot. we had the overnight low in orlando of 61. from there, we rocked it. sunshine mixed with cloud cover throughout the day today and wind support bringing in warmer temperatures. we zoomed to a daytime high of 82 in orlando and 82 in the villages and 80 at the cape and 81 in melbourne. across the country, the eastern half, we're doing great. there's a big winter storm going on right now in denver where it's 29 and snowing.
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48 degrees. you get to detroit it's 45. it's 68 right now in atlanta and 59 in memphis. right now in melbourne, we've dropped off the daytime high degrees. same thing in daytona beach. down a bit. 73, not too shabby. else? a daytime high was 82 in orlando. we've only cooled off 1 degree. we're still at 81 for the city gainesville, 77 degrees and 76 does it at the cape. you see how the broken cloud cover on the satellite image? you can see the way darkness is creeping over. this is the last time you'll see it until tomorrow. the big winter storm is way back out to the west. i'll show it to you right now on the satellite and radar together. see that? on the edge of the screen is the next big storm across the nation's interior. it's that storm that will drive the cold front in here on thursday that changes
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right now, we're doing okay. tomorrow morning, at about, say, 5, 6, 7:00 in the morning, 6 a.m. here, fog takes over. patchy to dense fog. you need to check in with meteorologist troy bridges at 5 a.m. to see how much of it is going to play havoc with your day. tomorrow afternoon, we get really warm. the record on the day tomorrow is 87. wait until you see my forecast high. overnight lows on this night, not too far from where we were last night. 62 in orlando. 62 in leesburg and 65 in cocoa beach. the official forecast in orlando, partly cloudy early on, which is fine, and then fog late. 62 is the low. here is tomorrow. >> foggy in the morning in spots, dense at times. by noon, 68. daytime high tomorrow, 85. that is 2 degrees shy of the record on the date of 87 degrees. come wednesday, 81. then thursday, there is our cold front.
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daytime high on thursday, 74. daytime high on friday, 63. and super bowl sunday from here looks nice. >> so it's not a typo tomorrow, 85? that's happening? >> 85. close to the record. weird, huh? >> it is weird. thank you, tom. could some of the unique license plates you see on florida's roads go away? >> coming up next at 5:00, why some lawmakers want to cut down on specialty plates and which ones could be on the chopping block. >> but first, a violent confrontation between an officer and a teen. why the teen says the officer went too far and how police responded. >> and ahead at 5:30, a big plane delivered some very special cargo to kennedy space center just moments ago. where this huge capsule and that big old plane with the funny
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rodriguez breaking it up. he pushes the 17-year-old lee hagan. the two fall to the ground. hagan and the city's police chief disagree about the officer's actions. >> i backed away from the dude, after the police told me to get up, and he grabbed me and threw me through the window for no reason. i didn't resist arrest. >> it didn't happen like that. i did not body slam him through the window. >> the department continues to investigate this >> findings will be sent to the district attorney's office. >> you see them all the time on the road, license plates for everything from sports teams to manatees to education. >> if some state lawmakers have their way, though, this soon could cut down on the so-called specialty plates. a senate subcommittee approved a bill to raise the number of pre-orders required to stay in circulation. the threshold is 1,000. 4,000. plates that could be affected are the orlando magic plates, 3200 of those have been issued.
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marlins would also be on the chopping block. right now, a similar bill is moving through the state house. if it passes, plates currently on the road will not be discontinued until 2018. >> a special honor for a couple of astronauts. >> we've learned who will join a long list of men and women in the astronaut hall of fame. they'll be inducted this year. duffy is known for piloting the space shuttle's atlantis and discovery and endeavour. and the other has logged more than 1300 hours in space. the pair will be inducted may the 14th. good stuff. >> coming up on the news at 5:30, the world health organization is working to establish more on the zika virus.
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temporay shelter set up to get them off the property so employees in the building could go back to work. >> and it's a new year, but an old scam. making a comeback with a scary new twist. news 6 investigator mike holfeld breaks down all of it in tonight's schemes and rip-offs. central florida. this is a live look over downtown orlando this evening. it is beautiful out there. this is lake eola. you can see the band shell. it's a warm day and it's going to get even warmer tomorrow. we'll check back in with chief
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