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>> dozens of burglaries at two disney resorts. >> deputies have made arrests. how disney is working to make sure nothing like this happens again. thank you for joining us tonight. i'm matt austin. >> i'm ginger gadsden. we're going to get to that story for you in just a moment. but first, hot again today.
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way. chief meteorologist tom sorrells is here with your pinpoint weather first at 5:30. i heard you say at 5:00, today is tropical. tomorrow will not be. >> it will start tropical again. it was really weird this morning. it was strange to be out there walking around in the morning and it be 70 degrees, that warm, that moist. it was strange. any rain we've had kind of died out for the moment. we will return to big rain tomorrow. just know here's our front. it is explosive through south carolina and georgia right now. a couple of tornado warnings tracking there. we're not expecting it to be nearly that strong by the time it finally gets to us. you can pick it out right there. the cold front right here, pre-frontal stuff rocking. the temperature reading right now, we're way past the daytime high, but we're still holding on to the 80's. 82 right now in sanford. 81 in orlando. 82 from the villages to ocala
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on-the-town forecast tonight, partly to mostly cloudy. 71 degrees by 9:00. 10:00, 69. coming up, i'll pinpoint the overnight low where you live, talk about the arrival of the rain tomorrow and look ahead to a chilly different week coming down the road. >> thank you, tom. >> don't forget, you can get breaking weather alerts and live radar anytime on our free news 6 pinpoint weather app. just search wkmg in your app store. >> we're following breaking news right now at 5:30. governor rick scott just announced a health emergency in four florida counties due to the zika virus. health officials have recorded at least nine cases of the mosquito-borne illness in the state. they believe all the cases are from people who contracted the disease while traveling to affected countries. miami-dade, lee, hillsborough, and santa rosa counties are all impacted by the emergency. doctors are attributing the zika virus to serious birth defects.
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we'll give you a look at the national impact of the illness. >> now to another big story. more than 20 burglaries reported recently at two disney world resorts. >> these have all happened since late december, too. at disney's saratoga springs resort and disney's old key west resort, both right near disney springs. amanda castro joins us now with the details on this. >> orange county deputies say the burglaries have stopped since they caught two people in the act and arrested them last month. the sheriff's office is now trying to figure out if the suspects are connected to dozens of other burglaries at the disney resort from over the last couple of months. >> orange county deputies, along with disney security investigators, were working an anti-burglary detail as saratoga springs on january 21st. in light of the more than 20 burglary cases reported at the resort since late december. the sheriff's office says the suspects got into the rooms through the back sliding glass
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jewelry, money and other valuables. according to the report, that night investigators spotted 25-year-old jake blair and 19-year-old trying to get into a room through a french door. the pair then took off to disney them. >> they were searched and investigators say they found a laptop, seven ipads and an iphone, which they later determined were stolen from two other hotel burglaries at the old key west resort. investigators say their actions and the electronics found on the pair was, quote, "consistent with nearly every other burglary occurring at the saratoga springs resort." the two are booked in the orange county jail but not charged in the burglaries at this time. the sheriff's office is still looking to see if they're connected to the other cases. >> disney says it's working closely with the sheriff's office during the investigation. it also increased security at the resort and told housekeeping teams to make sure patio doors are locked. >> amanda castro, thank you.
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disrupting the school day at maitland middle school. >> the school presented its plan of action at last night's pta meetings but how do parents feel about what the school says it's going to do? news 6 reporter troy campbell has the latest from maitland. >> the school district says that nine students in total are being held responsible and the district says they're handling the incidents themselves. >> there wasn't any clarity to what they're doing about the problem. >> he says he kept his 13-year-old son home from maitland middle school on both monday and tuesday after receiving a message about a threat. he attended a parent meeting on tuesday night, hoping to get some answers, only to leave the meeting early. >> frustrated me and why i walked out of the meeting last night. the principal of the school who i feel close with and i've been friends with since my son has been attending here was kind of laughing about the subject and called it a middle school -- a typical middle school incident. >> news 6 asked the school
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being done to help keep students safe and parents at ease? school officials saying they've only added security following a physical altercation at the school on friday and a threat on social media that followed. orange county public schools saying, "the rumors of threats and weapons at maitland middle school were investigated and deemed not credible." maitland police says nothing appears to be criminal. he's frustrated violence is common at the school despite the principal saying otherwise and wants to make sure teachers are staying vigilant. >> why weren't there people supervising what was going on and how did some young guy get his head smashed into a table several times by a group of people? >> the principal says physical fights at the school do not happen often. parents now saying they're going to create their own committee to help address some of their safety concerns. in maitland, troy campbell, news 6. >> the district won't tell us exactly what disciplinary actions are being taken against the nine students involved because they want to protect the privacy of those students.
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help tonight to find a person who stole from a local business. investigators say this guy stole from a retail shop in the area of troutman boulevard and palm bay road late last night. if you recognize him, take a good look at him, call crimestoppers at 1-800-423-tips. >> also in palm bay, police say they've arrested some pretty crafty purse thieves who thought they got away with it. we're told christy cook and johnny mack cook are facing charges. they were at a wal-mart on january 22nd. they snatched a purse off a counter and put it in their cart and covered it up. >> investigators say they found skimming devices at the gas pumps at three different 7-eleven stores. they were discovered at these three locations around kissimmee. detectives tell us no one has reported any fraudulent banking activity yet, but they're encouraging anyone who may have
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three stores to keep a close eye on their accounts. they also say there are a few ways to keep yourself safe, including covering the keypad when entering your pin number or zip code and tugging at the card reader before you swipe. if it's a skimmer, it will come off easily. >> a man has died tonight after deputies say he crashed his hang glider at the marion county airport. they tell us he was participating in a training session with the new york city-based u.s. hang gliding incorporated. investigators say the victim's hand glider rotated during take-off, causing the crash. >> time to check the roads on this hump day with julie broughton. >> we're watching some slowdowns out there for you. this is i-4 at central florida parkway. the cars driving toward me are heading westbound. you can see that the left shoulder there is blocked. some road rangers out there helping a stalled vehicle. keep in mind it may cause a few slowdowns for you. in east orange county, we're getting reports part of the intersection blocked on state road 50, colonial at dean road.
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that area. we're also watching what's happening on orange blossom trail at americana boulevard and we're getting reports of a crash that could cause delays there. here are your drive times now. >> all right, julie. thank you. coming up tonight at 11:00 -- >> one couple says all they wanted was a new bed. but they say they were out of thousands of dollars and got nothing. >> i have no electric bed, no mattress, nothing. but they have my money. >> we found out it's not the
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>> i'm sorry i went to that store. i'm sorry i just -- i wish it didn't happen. >> i'm louis bolden. i'm getting results by helping them get their money back, tomorrow night at 11:00. >> well, it was a beautiful day today. but the storms are on the way for the end of the week. >> yeah, news 6 meteorologist candace campos is joining us now. she's pinpointing your weather tonight in lady lake. >> temperatures are going to start warming up quickly throughout the next couple of days, but we're going to be dealing with the rain. 75 degrees by noon. 72 by 4 p.m. it looks like the rain will continue throughout the afternoon and even into your thursday night. very mild temperatures, but look what we can expect for tonight. temperatures will be in the upper 60's. the cloud cover, though, that will be moving in ahead of our next cold front and will be keeping us a bit on the warm side. >> thank you, candace. still ahead here at 5:30, two big carmakers issuing huge recalls today.
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>> plus, zika concerns are spreading rapidly across the americas. when we come back, the new way doctors are saying it could be transmitted and it has them taking a closer look. >> and we're accustomed to seeing toys when we order a happy meal, but when we come back, we'll tell you what
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>> health officials around the world paying close attention to a new case of the zika virus tonight. that case was transmitted through sexual contact. doctors say that patient was infected by a person who picked up the virus in venezuela. today health officials in latin america hosted an emergency meeting to talk about this new development. they say the fact that the illness can be spread by a manner
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manner other than mosquitos raises a new concern. >> it would bring a new dimension to the zika problem and that will be studied further. >> the bottom line for the public in the continental u.s. remains the same. if you're pregnant and thinking about traveling to a place with zika spreading, don't. >> so far, the zika virus has been linked to several thousand cases of microcephaly, a birth defect that causes a baby to be born with a very small head. researchers say they're currently working hard on a vaccine but right now, one is not available. for more information on zika virus and how to protect yourself, go to our website at clickorlando.com, powered by news 6. >> two-car companies are issuing a recall tonight. >> the first is honda. it's affecting 2 million new and used cars from 2007 to 2015. this is an expansion of the
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honda says the airbags can overpressurize and explode during a crash, spraying shrapnel at the people in the car. the company says the recall has been issued but the replacement parts are not available right now. they say they will not be available to fix the problem until late this summer. >> toyota is also recalling more than 320,000 suvs and trucks. the company says the airbags mounted on the roof can inflate without being in a crash. the problem stems from an issue with the computer that controls the airbag. 2003 to 2006 land cruisers, four runners, tundras and sequoias are affected and the lexus ls and gs models. for more information, go to clickorlando.com, powered by news 6 >> a favorite online retailer could soon only be a short drive away. >> rumor has it amazon is looking to open hundreds of physical stores, right,
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the online retail giant opened its first brick and mortar store in seattle late last year. it was described as a physical extension of amazon.com. as far as one of those coming to cities around the country, including here in central florida, we're still waiting to hear back from amazon company leaders. >> oh, my gosh. >> it's weird. >> will the products be out or will you have to guess what's in the box? >> i don't know. but i don't want to go to -- i want them to bring it to me. it's like a cell phone company saying let's test out the morse code. let's go back. >> how do you feel about ordering a happy meal and getting a book instead of a toy. through february 15th, mcdonald's is handing out a small book with kids' meals >> one of them is the classic tale of paddington bear. they hope to hand out 17 million books over the next two weeks. the only thing is why not give
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kids want the toy. >> matt, knowledge is delicious. they will read it. it's something interesting. a keepsake. they've distributed something like 50 million of those books so far. they've done it before. >> >> chief meteorologist tom sorrells has got all sorts of tidbits of information for us, as well as a nice warm day. but i know -- >> it's 84. isn't that weird? >> it's so weird. >> it's really weird. >> it's not a record but we got that close. >> it's changing though. >> big changes are coming starting as early as tomorrow. we've gotten rid of most of the big rain. we've had a few speckles of showers coming on for a while, but those have died. look at the lightning strikes. there's been a tornado warning or two through georgia into south carolina there. temperatures for the situation today, we hit 84 for the daytime high. missed the record of 86 going
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it also was dated back to sometime in the 1800s. it's not like we're hot all of a sudden. you know what i'm saying? global warming. you know what i'm saying? >> i got you. >> i don't want to get political here. the record on the day was back in 1917. daytona beach is not looking too shabby. you can see joe's crab shack there. other temperatures for you, 82 right now in ocala. 81 in the villages. 80 in leesburg. 82 in sanford and 81 in orlando and 81 in kissimmee. along the coast, we're in the 70's everywhere. 76 in melbourne to 79 in daytona beach. what you're looking at is the satellite and radar together. there's the frontal boundary right there. it's long, extending from way up north, down through new york city, atlanta, the pre-frontal stuff is there.
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thunderstorms through parts of georgia and south carolina. as the system separates from the front, all the big energy goes to the north. i don't expect it will be nearly as rough as what they're having to the north of us. by the time the front gets to us tomorrow. here's the way it looks during the overnight tonight. the line of activity from gainesville to the gulf and then by 2 p.m. tomorrow afternoon, bigger pockets of rain trying to work their way in. p.m. model run to model run, it seems to either be slowing down or tearing the storms apart. this is the baddest look i've seen so far in the last six or seven hours, from sanford to melbourne is where it will be tomorrow by 5:00. by 7:00 tomorrow evening, it's pushing offshore. friday looks to be a totally different ballgame with wind coming from the north and the northeast. the overnight lows tonight are still very mild. 65 in sanford. 66 in the villages. i'll call the overnight low in
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here's tomorrow. >> 68 degrees at 8 a.m. by noon, 75. we hit a daytime high of 80. then the rain rumbles in here by 4, maybe 5:00, pushing all the way down to the south and the east. friday, windy and so much cooler and drier. loads of sunshine on friday, but it will feel very blustery and brisk through the day. saturday's high, 70. another shot at rain. sunday's high, 63. super bowl sunday will feel like football season again. >> as it should. >> take the big screen outside maybe. >> yeah, no. >> okay. sorry. >> it might rain. >> too far, too far. >> thank you, tom. appreciate it. >> if you want to watch the solar bears game, tune in to cozy tv, channel 6.2. the cable channels are listed on the bottom of the screen right there. find yours and check it out. otherwise call your cable
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glasses nearby. find out where you can find cozy tv. if you would rather see the action live in person, news 6 is giving away tickets to the game. head to our facebook page on details on how to enter. >> when we come back, we'll show you what one police department in the midwest was forced to do so they could continue to patrol in a huge snowstorm. >> it's not pretty. plus a special day for one central florida pup. how this little guy is helping him. >> and neighbors call him the junk man because of all the stuff he keeps in his yard. now that stuff has landed him in jail. 6:00. news 6 getting results for maitland, cape canaveral and all of central florida on news 6 at 5:30 and the news 6 app. >> remember, news 6 is always on clickorlando.com, your
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>> well, we have had near-record heat so far this week. other parts of the country are getting slammed by a winter storm. >> that includes minnesota, where they got a foot of snow. it made it hard to patrol in squad cars. the mounted patrol took over keeping an eye on things from horseback. that's pretty cool. >> the department put special grips on the horse shoes, making them safer on the roads than cars. they're being used for everything from parking meter enforcement to pulling drivers over. really, you're going to enforce the parking meters? you got a foot of snow and we've got to make sure to get out and give parking tickets. >> for more than 10 years, a very special dog has been making the rounds at florida hospital. >> i love this story. he's a volunteer with the hospital pet therapy program.
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his 15th birthday today. he helped kick off an important initiative, to raise $1500 for the program at florida hospital for children so that other patients can benefit from the service. more than 30 pet therapy teams volunteer at florida hospital right now. they're responsible for everything from simple room visits to cheer up a lonely patient to assisting with physical therapy. look at that sweet, sweet face. the owner will also be hosting a community birthday party for him on february 28th at baldwin park at noon. i bet you that party will be packed with a lot of fans. >> i would imagine so. he must be eating his kale. 15? he looks great for 15. >> what is that in dog years? >> over 100. >> yeah, he's got some years on him. lisa bell is here with the news coming up at 6:00. >> coming up at 6:00, changing the way we drive. the goal of a new popular car-sharing service. zip car is now in central florida. how the new service works. >> also watch as these two women
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casually leave a wal-mart and then they put up a fight with store security.
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