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[real-time closed captioning provided by u.s. captioning company.] >> now at 6:00, a dad and his 13-year-old daughter found dead inside a home. tonight their family talks to local 6. >> first, though, a new way to fight crime. armed security guards are now patrolling two central florida neighborhoods. those security guards coming up with a big price tag, up to $150 grand. >> this is news 6 at 6:00. i'm matt austin. >> i'm lisa bell. the orange county sheriff's office hopes the investment will be positive. troy campbell spoke with sheriff demings today. did he say why they chose to use a private company? >> that's because homeowners in this area are very involved in their community. up until now, the streets in azalea park have only been patrolled by the orange county sheriff's office. however, that's all changing today. private armed security guards
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however, their legal ability to make arrests and write tickets, very limited. >> for somebody to stop and check in on their well-being is priceless. >> she's the president of the azalea safe neighborhood association. born and raised in the area, she's advocating for months to create a partnership between her sheriff's office and the private security company g 4s. >> i'm very excited about it, personally and the residents that come to our monthly meetings are excited as well. it's going to give us additional coverage that we wouldn't necessarily have. >> at a price tag of about $150,000, taken from a law enforcement trust fund, made up of criminal fines. the patrols are set to expire in a few months >> the partnership, only in the testing phase. even though armed, the private security guards are only allowed to make a citizens arrest, similar to security guards at a business. >> this is like having private security in a gated neighborhood. these folks deserve it. they've worked very, very, very hard over the past few years to
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this is a way to maintain what's happening here, which is a reduction in criminal activity. >> the orange county sheriff's office says if a citizen filed a complaint against one of their security guards, the person could argue to hold the sheriff's office responsible as if the security guard was an employee of the sheriff's office. >> we received a special opinion from the florida attorney general's office that this was an appropriate expenditure because it is about crime prevention as well as making a community feel safer as well. >> the sheriff also says all of these private security guards involved in this partnership have had extensive orientation training with the sheriff's office before hitting the streets and the sheriff's office also saying they hope to expand the partnership eventually to other neighborhoods. >> thank you, troy. a teen accused of running down a sheriff's deputy with a car is now in jail. he turned himself in this afternoon.
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mom's orange county home around 1:15 this afternoon. he refused to talk to investigators and asked for an attorney. last week, investigators say ortiz hit sergeant marcy pierce, throwing her on the roof of his car and he then drove off. pierce survived but is recovering from several injuries. ortiz is facing a list of charges, including grand theft, aggravated battery and attempted murder on a law enforcement officer. >> tonight, news 6 is working to find out what happened to a teen girl found dead inside a home with her dad. deputies aren't saying exactly how they died but believe the dad killed himself. news 6 reporter amanda castro is following the story in merritt island for us. i know you spoke with the family this evening. what did they say? >> well, we did get a chance to speak with the family as they were walking outside this home with the father and daughter's belongings. they don't know what happened inside but think a busy workload could have played a role in
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>> right now what's happening inside, i cannot say anything because i don't know. yeah, i don't know why he do like that. >> speaking just a day after learning her brother and his daughter were found dead inside this merritt island home, the family says they hadn't heard from the 42-year-old for days and asked the brevard county sheriff's office to check on him sunday night. investigators say it looks like the man committed suicide. detectives are waiting for autopsy results to determine how the young girl died. sue says her brother didn't have many friends and worked long days at a local restaurant. she thinks that could have played a role in his death. >> we have to work a lot. six, seven days a week with no time. >> but she says his hours were recently cut. instead of finding another job, sue says he wanted to spend more time with his daughter and enjoy life. >> i really bad. i never think it's going to be
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i never think he be stupid like that. i think he smart enough and both smart enough and why he think like that. i didn't even know. >> their deaths shaking up this neighborhood. >> him and i could not sleep at all, just trying to figure out, you know, what's the reasoning behind it? very shocking. >> investigators say it could take a week or longer to get the autopsy results. we're told the girl was a 6th grader at tropical elementary school. the school district is telling us they had a crisis team on hand today to help students and staff cope with her death. >> what a shame. amanda castro live for us, thank you. >> a man is dead and a driver is locked up tonight following a deadly hit-and-run crash. troopers say the driver should have never been driving in the first place. this happened on orange blossom trail at americana boulevard early this morning in orange county.
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32-year-old man who is now charged with d.u.i. manslaughter and leaving the scene of a deadly crash. the impact killed the driver of a mercedes, 42-year-old brett adams. witnesses say the man never slowed down and may have even sped up when he approached the intersection in his acura. >> he was going 60 or 70, very, very fast. it's unbelievable. i heard a boom sound and then i said, "oh, my god." that's like a horrendous scene. >> troopers found the man minutes after the crash. they say he's a guatemala ian national and never had a u.s. driver's license. >> it's been one week and still no sign of the missing newborn known as baby willow. today search crews went back out to an orlando pond. >> the pond is a couple of blocks away from the willow bend apartment complex where the
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gave birth a week ago. richardson remains in jail on aggravated child neglect charges and won't say what happened to baby willow. >> congressman alan grayson's divorce drama is back in an orange county courtroom. he was not there today but his former partner, lolita grayson, she was there. she's been ordered to return an african mask collection to grayson. their marriage was annulled after discovering lolita was already married. congressman grayson's attorney says the issue of dividing finances still has not been agreed upon. representative grayson is also currently running for u.s. senate. >> starting today, some people in orlando will start seeing major changes when it comes to their trash. the city is experimenting with a new pickup schedule in seven neighborhoods, cutting garbage pickup from twice a week to just once a week. recycling, which used to be picked up once every other week will now be picked up every week. city crews say they're trying to
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about their recycling piling up. if the experiment goes well, the whole city could eventually make the switch. >> today warm temperatures and lots of sunshine, but changes are coming. news 6 meteorologist candace campos is pinpointing the storms moving in later this week and has more on how you can be prepared. >> central florida has dodged a bullet, but it is important to remember for the season of tornadoes, it has not reached its peak. >> it only takes one. it only takes one storm to cause a disaster and to be catastrophic to you and your family. >> today marks the first day of the week long severe awareness week in orange county. >> we're seeing the storm systems and fronts coming more often, generating more -- >> the app has interactive radar. it looks like we have technical issues there. but the pinpoint weather app gives you temperature and other
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currently at. the best feature is our push alerts that are sent out by the news 6 weather team day or night when severe weather threatens. that will be a possibility as we head into wednesday. >> it's a great app to have. thank you, candace. a hungry bobcat looking for a meal. >> a local woman says she caught the wild animal in her chicken coop. what she says happened next. >> and this is turning heads in central florida. where it went up and why. >> and a majored road closure tonight in brevard county. we talked to businesses who are not happy about the closure. that's next. >> remember, news 6 is always on, your
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>> major road is closing tonight
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it will not reopen for 40 days. >> it's a long time. drivers who used wickham road say this is going to cause major headaches for businesses and schools in that area. the road will close tonight, just south of aurora road in melbourne. this map shows the four-mile detour drivers now need to take. kirstin o'connor spoke to people who are not happy about all this. >> everybody takes wickham. everybody takes wickham. >> as schools warn parents. >> it's bad enough trying to figure out how to get her to school around the traffic and everything else. >> and the businesses warn clients. >> sent out e-mails to our brides, put it hopefully on our facebook. >> the first of 40 days of delays is already causing headaches. brevard county public works director tells news 6 the $800,000 project will help protect homes west of wickham road from flooding during the summer by installing a 110-foot-long drainage culvert. he says it's a race to beat the rain but some businesses on the
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coming at a bad time. >> this is our busiest time, prom season, wedding gowns. >> our business generally goes until 70, 65% in deliveries. that is probably going to cut that in half. >> the stretch of wickham road is set to close tonight at 10:00 and isn't set to reopen until april 2nd. until then, northbound drivers will have to take a four-mile detour east on eau gallie boulevard and up croton road and west on aurora road. southbound traffic will take the same roads in reverse. >> we tried the detour and found a couple of extra delays with city workers in the outside lanes of croton boulevard and aurora road. >> it's the city and the county doesn't community. it would be easier if the detour routes hadn't been under construction as well. >> local businesses will have access to shops as well. >> a new billboard posted along i-4 in seminole county created some buzz. it compares three women from
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covers. mother mary, a nun and a muslim woman. it says, quote, "they wore it for the same reason." the american muslim community posted the billboard. they want people not to fear muslim women who wear head coverings. >> a bobcat is on the prowl for chickens. a woman snapped a picture of the wildcat in her backyard. she sent us these two photos. she tells news 6 she first saw the bobcat on saturday near her chicken coop. you can see it on the first picture there, on the left walking. then the cat went inside to get some dinner and ate one of her chickens. it came back yesterday and this morning. this is in de bary. she says she did not call florida fish and wildlife because a few months ago a bear ate one of her chickens, too and she said f.w.c. just says put up an electric fence.
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>> a local mom is discriminated for breastfeeding her daughter. >> coming up tonight at 7:00, she says a local flea market kept from selling her stuff all because she was breastfeeding her baby in public. >> never have i ever made to feel so ashamed for feeding my child. >> hear in her own words how this all unfolded and what the flea market is saying, all new at 7:00. >> also, will the force be with disney? we'll show new images showing the rides and dining coming to a land based on "star wars". i know you're excited about that. that's coming up tonight at 7:00. >> a dream come true for you. >> she's going to tweet about that. >> i don't see them on the anchor desk. >> no, they're not. chief meteorologist tom sorrells is joining us now. i feel a little guilty but the air conditioner was back on again. >> really? >> yeah. >> i know. don't give me that look. >> i'm talking about my car.
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>> i guess i'm good then. >> this one is judgy. >> you've got to watch out for her. >> look at this beautiful shot. isn't that gorgeous? >> yes. >> you can judge that. that from jason in summerfield. and this guy says you best hook me up with an umbrella for this one, tom sorrells. it's a beautiful shot. >> wrong day. >> thank you. what day do we give away the umbrellas? wednesday. you have to send me another shot for wednesday. thank you very much everyone for the storm pins. i appreciate them. radar tonight, clear as a bell. nothing going on. we've been tracking the smoke plume in marion county but even the smoke plume has calmed down now. i have nothing to talk about in marion county and we have no rain on the way just yet. by 10, 11:00, there may be a few more pockets of rain that pop up into the night. we'll continue to watch it, if you want to check it out and follow it on your phone, do it on the app store as well.
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we're down to 54 in orlando and 56 in leesburg and 48 in ocala. daytime highs today were in the low 80's and upper 70's. we maxed-out at 81 in sanford and 81 in orlando and 81 in kissimmee. 78 in leesburg and 81 in the villages and 73 in palm coast. right now, we're doing okay. 76 degrees in orlando. 75 in the villages. 72 in volusia county over in daytona beach. the moisture has returned. during the night tonight we'll have the wind pumping the moisture back in here. but at the upper levels, everything is flowing from the west. i'm going to widen this view back out. look at what's going on here. we've got a big system cranking here with dry air coming on the backside. another low is developing in the texas panhandle that will come racing across the gulf of mexico in the next 48 hours. anytime there's a low in the gulf, driving a cold front our way, big trouble ensues. now, not tonight. by tomorrow morning, this is
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rain to be sure and scattered showers into the afternoon, too. but this is not the rough stuff. this is sort of the precursor of what lies ahead. we have a 30 to 40% chance for rain, up to 50% tomorrow and wednesday morning, by 10 a.m. and 11:00, here comes the frontal boundary. heavy showers, some of which could be super strong, up to severe levels on wednesday >> this is what it looks like by 1:00 on wednesday. by 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. is our window of opportunity for tough rocking storms on wednesday. by wednesday night, it's like that. we shut it all down and it's all over. lows tonight, 58 in ocala and 62 in leesburg. going 64 in orlando. here's tomorrow. >> not the perfect day that we have suddenly become accustomed to. by noon tomorrow, we're up to 75. daytime high at least 82 or 83. cloudy with scattered showers. wednesday is our rough day, though. look, we drop from a high of 81 on wednesday to 67 on thursday.
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is 45. into friday with a high of 62 and the weekend is drier but much cooler. it's a much different feel for thursday, friday, saturday, than we've had lately. >> thank you, tom. >> ping is in now. he was at the racetrack this weekend. >> low budget over there. >> what a finish, though, four inches. >> unbelievable. >> it was crazy. >> we're going to talk with denny february is huge for us. all our handcrafted classic footlongs are just $6 each. the media is going a little crazy. "sub-mageddon" with an incredible amount of accumulation inside... that now seems... enjoy all our classic footlongs
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>> so we had a huge weekend here. >> didn't you say danica was going to win? >> you jinxed her. >> why do i have to jinx, though? you think if i say she won't win, she'll win? >> i don't know. why don't you try it. >> i was told yesterday, i was at the speedway all day watching the race and i know somebody close to her father. her father said her car was 1.5 seconds slower than her teammates and they weren't happy about that.
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conspiracy to make her car slower. we'll get to that in a moment. we've got ping me e-mails that i may read. here's what happened yesterday. this is a wild day, one of the great daytona 500's you'll probably ever be able to witness. i saw it in person. four inches. are you kidding me? four inches. denny hamlin, the first-ever daytona 500 win. he does it in the last couple of moments in that race. i caught up with him last night. >> never won anything with four inches. >> it's pretty amazing, right? >> yeah. >> you think you were going to win coming along turn 3 and 4? >> no idea. i did not think we had any chance until i got to turn 4 and moved to the middle of the 20 and 78. it's been the most incredible day of my life, for sure. i don't ever want to go to sleep. i'll tell you that. >> tonight here on news 6 at
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florida q&a craze ping-pong with denny hamlin. last night, i'll let you know what happened. you stay right there. his handlers were not happy with me. they did not -- they didn't want me to talk to him. i knew somebody at the track and denny said, "you know what ping? you're in, do the ping-pong." we did it two years ago in the july race. this is why the e-mails came in. this is it right here. i said danica patrick would win. if you don't win, who cares what place you came in, danica, right? one day she's going to win a race in nascar. >> if you'd stop picking her maybe. >> if i'd stop picking her. we're not reading the e-mails because i got hammered all weekend long concerning this. get out of here. >> orlando magic they lost yesterday. they should have won. i love this right here on this monday night, scott skiles, they lost by 3.
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>> we had a chance to win. >> >> our last broadcast here on news 6 on our digital channel 6.2, i called one of the great fights in minor league hockey. the orlando solar bears. kalamazoo. you'll be able to watch solar
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avo: when sends craig wilson a ready for you alert the second his room is ready, ya know what he becomes? client: great proposal! let's talk more over golf. craig: great. client: how about over tennis craig: even better. avo: a game changer! avo: the ready for you alert, only at >> i wish we could just put today on repeat. over and over and over and over. >> it was beautiful. >> i can only do so much. we've done that for the last week. >> repeat. >> not as warm as it was today. >> changes are coming. >> take a look at what's going on right now. this is a quick shot on radar. not much to see on radar this evening. we have a smoke plume in marion county. that's about it, though. as far as big changes there, it's not much to look at.
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corner. overnight lows this morning, we tumbled to the 50's. daytime high's rebound is 81. we're not saying goodbye to the 80's just yet but we're changing the forecast around in a couple of days. high tomorrow, 83 with a good chance for rain. the rough stuff is wednesday, midday. thursday, friday, saturday, highs are only in the 60's. >> all right, thank you tom. >> the cbs evening news with scott pelley starts right now. >> remember, you can always get the latest headlines at we will see you back here tonight at 7:00 and 11:00. goodnight. >> pelley: an uber driver is charged today with six counts of murder in a saturday night shooting spree. also tonight, a top aide is fired for posting a bogus video of rubio. >> every single day comes out of the cruz campaign that's deceptive and untrue. >> drew: why did this mega-bus with 40 passengers burst into flames? >> the bus boomed and then boomed again and you see sparks


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