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>> we are staying on top of breaking news where a local school is on lockdown after rumors of a threat on campus. >> news 6 found out this is not the first time this week there have been concerns about violence. first, though, breaking right now at 5:30, we know at least
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medical helicopter after a crash on east colonial drive. this is near lansing street, just west of state road 520 in bithlo. as of right now, colonial is shut down in both directions because of this nasty two-car crash. when you look at that, you can see how bad we're talking here. traffic is backed up in the area for miles. we'll continue to follow this story and bring you the latest as it happens. thank you for joining us tonight. i'm matt austin. >> and i'm ginger gadsden. it was just a stunning day out there today. started a little bit on the cool side, but it turned out nearly perfect. chief meteorologist tom sorrells is here with your pinpoint weather first at 5:30. may we have another, please? >> that's why today was only a 9 this morning. it was cold this morning. otherwise it would have been a 10. here's the satellite picture that shows exactly what happened today as the skies cleared up, the sun took over, it was all good. radar tonight, we don't see any radar echoes anywhere across the state of florida.
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the ocean to find any precipitation happening at all. daytime highs stopped just shy of where we were yesterday. we broke well into the mid-70's yesterday. today we paused at 72 for the daytime high. the on-the-town forecast for tonight looks good really. 64 by 8 p.m. by 9:00, 58. our temperature reading at 10:00 will be 57 degrees. coming up, i'll be right back. we'll pinpoint overnight lows and then look ahead to an awesome weekend. also look down the road and show you when the next stormy time comes rumbling back. >> thank you, tom. breaking right now at 5:30, news 6 has learned at least three fights between students at st. cloud high school were broken up by school officials and we're talking about just this week alone. >> a lot going on out there. now the students have been on lockdown more than three hours and still aren't being allowed to leave. it was started by rumors of a threat on social media. news 6 reporter amanda castro is in st. cloud. a lot of worried and anxious parents are out there tonight.
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parents have been out here all afternoon, waiting to pick up their kids. they've lined the streets with their cars, just waiting for the kids to get dismissed from the high school. they're very concerned about their safety since there were two threats today and several fights this week. >> we're on lockdown right now. >> the school has been on lockdown for a little more than three hours now. police say they shut down the campus because of a threat on social media. officers locked the gates and are not letting anyone in or out of the school. now, this is the second threat today at st. cloud high school. there was a rumor of a weapon being brought to campus this morning. police say both threats are not credible. there were already a lot of officers on campus at the high school today because police are saying there's been an unusual number of fights here. three on campus, three confrontations broken up by school officials and one fight off campus. parents out here are concerned. many saying they didn't get the
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alerting them of the incident. the school district tells us almost everyone got the call or the message. now, officers are checking the school before giving the all-clear to allow the students to be dismissed. police say the threats are not credible. we're waiting to find out when they'll be dismissed. i talked to the school district and the police. no word on when the lockdown will be lifted. >> 5:33, it's starting to get late. thank you very much. tonight a lawsuit filed against the central florida spa, two months after one of their former massage therapists was arrested for sexual battery. >> now one says he shouldn't have been working there in the first place. others claim he touched them inappropriately during massages at other businesses. troy campbell is here with a message from a woman who says she was victimized. >> the alleged victim's attorney stood outside the courthouse today to explain the lawsuit they filed if lake county.
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massage parlor in clermont failed to report his behavior. >> a civil lawsuit by an attorney who says his client was sexually assaulted during a massage last april by the 26-year-old caesar guerrero. a quick look at the company's website shows a variety of services. the alleged victim says the business failed to warn others of guerrero's behavior. >> she froze and she was in shock. she was in disbelief. >> the woman's complaint led clermont police to reach out to the public, asking for any other possible victims to come forward. another woman, asking not to be identified, said several months after the clermont incident, guerrero sexually assaulted her at another massage business in winter garden. guerrero, arrested in december, charged with felony sexual battery. >> i want to tell victims they
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i know it's really hard to face it, but know that the people that love you and support you, they'll be there for you. >> i also placed a call to hand and stone massage facial spa in clermont. they said they have nothing else to add to the story and hung up the phone. >> news 6 did speak with guerrero's attorney, but he says he doesn't have a comment on the lawsuit because it is not against his client. next month. >> orlando police trying to find the person who pulled a gun on a taxi driver. detectives tell us the driver of the cab picked this person right here up late monday night. a good picture there. the driver told police as they pulled up to washington street, north orange blossom trail, the person in the back seat pulled out the gun. you can see him pointing it right there. investigators say the suspect demanded the driver give up his valuables before getting out of the cab and running away.
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suspect but the person was dressed as a woman during this incident. if you recognize this person, call crime line at 1-800-423-tips. >> a guest at a volusia county hotel has different sleeping arrangements tonight after deputies say he pulled a knife on the hotel manager. they say checkout time for the hotel was 11 a.m. when the manager went to the room to get it ready for the next guest, she says mark green was still sleeping in the room there. when she asked him to either pay for another day or leave, deputies say green pulled out a it. he's now in jail. that's where he's sleeping trespassing charges. >> coming up tonight at 11:00, a recent national study on domestic violence suggests nearly 25% of all women will experience domestic violence at some point during their lives. we interviewed two local victims of domestic abuse in silhouette and altered their voices, both afraid for their lives and are
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>> i knew if i didn't get out, he was going to kill me. he wanted me to die that night. >> but they say the state is leaving them in the dark on their abuser's cases. washington sits down with the state attorney jeff ashton to get some answers. what more can be done to help these women, that's tonight at 11:00. >> florida highway patrol says it's starting to crack down on drivers moving too slow in the left lane. you know who you are. they tell us a warning is now going up on highway billboards to remind drivers to move over a lane if they want to drive slower. if drivers are caught going too slow in the passing lane, they could face a fine of more than $160. i know a lot of people who are happy about that one. we've all been there. downtown orlando is all abuzz tonight as the new restaurant has its grand opening. >> let's be honest here, though. people might be a little more excited about the people behind
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news 6 meteorologist candace campos, she drew the lucky card today. she's live in downtown for us right now for this v.i.p., grand opening of wahlbergers. >> and, candace, i would imagine you're hoping to spot the brothers behind the restaurant, mark wahlberg and brother paul, possibly even a donnie sighting? >> no, not a donnie. >> what's it like down there? is the gang all together? >> not just yet. we're still waiting for them. the camera is set up on the red carpet ready to rock and roll. until then, this is what we've got. we've got a lot of wahlberg fans. they're going to start handing out t-shirts, these snazzy-looking t-shirts. aren't these nice? but, that's right, this is the first wahlbergers opening up in orlando, the first one in florida, if you can even hear me. they're expected to come on the red carpet between 6 and 7:00
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we'll make sure to screen that live, of course, live on, powered by news 6. but you can just feel the excitement out here. it is very exciting. everyone is ready to have a burger and, of course, check out the wahlbergs, of course. they're expected to come around 6 or 7:00. we'll make sure to let you guys know. we're here right on church street. be aware that church street is going to be closed until about midnight tonight. ginger, i still have your card just in case i do get to talk to one of them. >> would love to have that exclusive interview. thank you very much, candace, for helping us out. >> i hope we have a camera on him when she slides a card that says ginger. >> it's like who, what? >> what kind of business do you think you're in? >> when the burger king opens, is that the kind of reception it gets as well? >> i love burgers as much as the next guy, but i'm not waiting out there for a burger.
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this morning. >> it's because of a special partnership between a nascar driver and others. the child got to ride to morning. he was the co-pilot in the car. sammy was chosen from a group of scouts who all worked on bicycle safety this year. his fellow classmates were all given an autographed card. >> those doors don't open. >> oh, my gosh. that's so cool. he gave sammy a special signed race helmet and even let the second graders sit in the driver's seat before heading to school. alert today florida is a group that promotes pedestrian and bicycle safety in the sunshine state. >> i'm jealous. >> i'll never forget that day. >> if you need a pick-me-up, just roll your window down and jump in a car like that.
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>> all right. speaking of nascar, we're just days away from the start of the daytona 500. >> lots of fans come for more than just the race. when we come back, we're live at the speedway with a look inside some pretty detailed camping spots that are already set up. >> i'll say. plus, we'll tell you if your car
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>> we're just a few days away from the 2016 daytona 500. >> but today marks 15 years since the death of the greatest sports driver ever. dale earnhardt won seven winston cup titles. he was only 49 years old. speed week events have been underway all week. they're starting to heat up now ahead of the big race on sunday.
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tonight's can am dual series, which is where we find news 6 reporter loren korn. the fans. some of them, well, they really go all out for this. >> oh, ginger, one word, incredible. these folks are not camping, they're glamping, camping in style. >> while some folks prefer the comforts of home. >> this is what it's all about. >> he says it's all about big couches and the beach. >> little bit of fans representing the beach and bringing the beach to the track. a little bit of atmosphere we want to bring here. >> he's equipped with a bar. >> we get a lot of comments and people stopping by for a drink. >> he used to camp and traded in his tent for a camper and electricity. >> we did that one time, 10 years ago. that was it. not again. this is much more convenient. it's like home.
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transportation, scooting around in a motorized cooler. some say it's worth waiting around for days for the big race. >> it's like hanging out with your buddy and friends and it's like, oh, yeah, there's a race tonight. >> yes, there is. daytona 500 starts on sunday at 5 p.m. i took a ride on that motorized cooler, really cool. >> we're going to be disappointed if by the end of this year we don't have a motorized cooler for news 6. >> those inflatable couches wouldn't be too shabby, either. >> they're comfortable looking. >> drivers in volusia county can see a lot of traffic related to the race, whether they're heading to the speedway or not. it's not going to be fast anywhere about the speedway. julie broughton joins us with a look at what you can expect on the road. >> no motorized coolers out there for you. this is a live look at e.e.
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no speedway issues there. the best bet is to avoid the area. this is a wider look at the map for you as we typically see this time of day. i-4 is slow in each direction through the downtown area. in volusia county, no major issues on i-95 or i-4. closer to the speedway, though, you can see slow traffic there all around the speedway. especially as you head westbound there where average speed on u.s. 92 in that area, about 14 miles per hour. here's a look at your drive times. i-95 northbound from taylor road to i-4, it takes four minutes. i-95 southbound, no major issues there right now, from state road 40 to i-4, taking you about six minutes. i-4 westbound, you're slowing from lake mary boulevard down to colonial. that is a 19-minute ride. i-4 eastbound really slow for you right now from the turnpike to state road 408. you have a red light. that takes 23 minutes. >> thank you, julie. we appreciate it. chief meteorologist tom sorrells is joining us here.
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nudist, this would be the week, right? >> no, no, let's not go with that one. >> i'm not going there. >> one nice week to be outside. >> were you going to work here tomorrow, too? >> we talk about the weather a lot. i've got to find different ways to do it. >> mission accomplished. >> send your e-mails to g. gadsden. >> on to radar. seems like i'm saving everyone today. >> stop patting yourself on the back. >> we save you plenty. >> really? radar tonight, clear as it can be. no radar echoes out there. we're not tracking any rain. we're just tracking beautiful weather. things went our way after a very chilly start to the day. we dropped to 39 in gainesville and in ocala this morning. 46 did it in the villages. 45 in leesburg and 52 in sanford and 50 in orlando. beachside, you're a lot warmer, even in melbourne, 53. daytime highs shot up in the
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spots. 72 from orlando to kissimmee and 72 also in melbourne. right now in daytona beach, we're holding at 63 degrees. winds are from the north at 16 miles per hour. the relative humidity is 60%. come take a look at readings right now. as far as gainesville, we're at 65. 66 in ocala. still holding in at 69 in orlando. and 70 in kissimmee. down in polk county, we're holding at 72 in lakeland. wind speeds are part of the equation tonight. winds did pick up. a little bit of a ruckus today. we're staying between 10 and 15 miles per hour. some of you had gusts closer to 20. that's about it. i think things will calm down throughout the night tonight. visible satellite is coming to an end. i wanted you to see this one more time, how the wind coming in over the warm waters set up a cloud streak. a cloud cover has started to form there and some of that will come ashore during the next 24 hours. it's not super thick. it's really thin.
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nothing approaching the west for days on end. the clouds and rain forecast, we'll be dealing with that stuff coming in from the east during the night tonight and through the day tomorrow. futurecast always like to make it seem like it's going to rain. when we get cloud cover coming in from the east. i really don't think so. i think saturday and sunday are both primo days. overnight lows tonight, in the 40's and 50's, calling it 48 in the villages and the overnight low in orlando is 53. here's tomorrow. >> we bounce to 55 at 8 a.m. by lunchtime, 70. and our daytime high is on the money for where we ought to be this time of year. we're going to hit that average high of 74. >> low tomorrow night, 53. saturday, 77. sunday, still about 77 degrees. the running for the daytona 500 will be a warm one. a little cooler beach side with a high in daytona about 72 or 73. compared to days of yore, man, i mean we've had cold ones and wet
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>> now you can just worry about who is on the pole and enjoy the race. >> thank you, matt. >> we're continuing to stay on top of breaking news out of st. cloud this evening. st. cloud police say they're getting ready to lift the lockdown at the high school. the gates have been locked for more than three hours, this after a rumor of a threat at the school on social media appeared. it looks like they're slowly starting to let parents come in. you can see the students moving around and some of them are starting to get on the buses as they move through to pick up the students. we just confirmed the lockdown has been lifted. police are saying any rumors of guns being found on campus are unfounded and not true. that's great news. it's 5:52, almost 6:00. i'm sure the kids are antsy to get home. >> have you ever wished you had a way to avoid potholes? >> when we come back, we'll show you the new technology a company
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of dropping into the hole. luxury cars including the lincoln mkz have similar technology. pretty cool. >> one of the most common complaints when it comes to flying has to do with the small seat size. >> one company is coming up with a rather interesting solution. take a look. >> did you draw that, ginger? >> airbus has now applied for a new patent, turning rows of individual airplane seats into a flat bench as you see in the artist rendering. there are several different ways to configure the seats and allows them to adjust their seats to be more comfortable for people of all different sizes apparently. >> that's a real rendering from that company? >> ginger has been laughing about this all day. >> it's a ridiculous drawing. >> i'm glad to see the tom brady sketch artist found some work.
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[real-time closed captioning provided by u.s. captioning company.] >> now at 6:00, the search for baby willow goes underground as crews take to the sewer lines, looking for the missing newborn. first, though, a lockdown lifted at a local high school after almost four hours. today students at st. cloud high school were not allowed to leave when the bell usually rings. this is news 6 at 6:00. i'm matt austin. >> i'm lisa bell. there's been fights on campus this week and today a rumor forced the school to take extra steps to keep students safe. news 6 reporter amanda castro is at the high school tonight. the lockdown was just lifted minutes ago. what's happening right now?


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