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[real-time closed captioning provided by u.s. captioning company.] >> lisa: now at 5:00, bracing for lift-off again. will spacex's falcon9 rocket take off from the cape in just a few hours? chief meteorologist tom sorrells is pinpointing the conditions, in minutes. >> matt: first though, new details on when the big drive
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died on i-4. work on the project was stopped after yesterday's tragedy. this is news 6 at 5:00, getting results. i'm matt austin. >> lisa: and i'm lisa bell. the action has the construction company at the center of the project asking questions about worker safety. investigators say a dump truck ran over marvin franklin yesterday near maitland. the truck was backing up along i-4 near wymore road. news 6 reporter troy campbell has been asking questions about this all day and joins us live. you asked leaders about the safety of those workers. what did they tell you? >> reporter: construction is still halted this afternoon. we've been pressing officials all day long. we wanted to know how safe is the i-4 construction for the workers. now, we've uncovered just how many workers have been injured since the construction began. >> as long as traffic can still flow, it's fine. >> reporter: telling news 6 construction for the big drive will resume within a matter of days, saying they already plan
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circumstances in their construction schedule." the standstill will not put them behind schedule. the company is investigating what went wrong after 34-year-old marvin franklin was killed when a dump truck backed into him yesterday. halting the construction is also necessary for the crew to grieve. >> it's the first thing they should do before they start anything is review everything safety-wise. >> it's important to review things while someone was killed. put it on hold. >> reporter: in a total of 1.3 million hours worked, three employees missed work because of an injury while on the job, describing them as minor. for example, one worker suffering a back injury while attempting to push a stalled trailer off the interstate. again, construction is set to resume here along i-4 in a matter of days. once the company finishes their investigation into what exactly
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we're live alongside i-4, troy campbell, news 6. >> lisa: thank you. right now we're keeping a close eye on the cape. spacex is set to try once again to launch a rocket. the launch window opens at 6:46 tonight. if it happens, we'll bring it to you live on do not be deceived by the great-looking sky out there. the big question tonight is will the high winds get in the way of that lift-off, which is what happened last night. >> matt: it's hard to see those on camera. chief meteorologist tom sorrells us now. you think the rocket might get off the ground? >> tom: i don't trustee -- don't trust him. he launches all the time. there are fair-weather clouds over the water which are not enough to slow down a rocket launch. there's absolutely no rain in central florida. the temperature at the cape
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we're down to 63 in orlando. wind speed, there's the rub. 15-mile-an-hour sustained wind out at the cape. 18 in orlando and 14 in daytona beach. look at the wind gusts. in the last hour, we had a wind gust of 25 miles per hour at the cape. winds will die down once the sun goes down. it's going to be touch-and-go as to whether the wind will be low enough they could launch. 52 degrees by 10 p.m. and 51 at 11:00. i'll be back to pinpoint the overnight low where you live and talk about tomorrow and how much warmer are things going to get for the weekend? i'll check that out, in minutes. >> matt: tom, thank you. >> 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. >> lisa: breaking news in orange county. the florida department of health has confirmed a third zika case in the county. it is at least the sixth case in central florida. there have been now 35 reported cases of the mosquito-borne illness statewide. they stretch across at least 11
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still not saying where three of the cases which involve pregnant women are located. so far, all of the florida cases are travel related. you can find more on the zika virus, including travel notices, symptoms and treatment on our website. just head to, powered by news 6. also developing tonight, bad news for seaworld. >> matt: the orlando-based company's stock took a dive today after the latest earnings reports came out. the 4th quarter losses were down from the year before. they still lost $10 million. the first quarter of this year could be a tough one. attendance is down. they blame that on a drop in international visits along with bad weather. the company's stock fell more than 10% after today's announcement. that's not all, company reps acknowledged today that seaworld sent a worker to spy on an animal rights group. investigator mike deforest is getting answers about that controversy right now.
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up on news 6 at 6:00. >> lisa: now to breaking news in ohio. in just the last half-hour, we learned the so-called shawshank fugitive will soon get out of prison. he was caught in brevard county last year after 56 years on the run. a parole board granted parole this afternoon for frank fresh waters. he spent decades hiding from authorities after escaping from a prison featured in the movie the shawshank redemption. he was caught last year in melbourne. he'll be released no earlier than april 24th. his parole will last five years. and a scary scene at a local restaurant. sky 6 flew over the scene of boston market in winter park less than two hours ago. police tell us an suv crashed into the back of the building. this caused a gas leak. the restaurant was evacuated. all is clear now. no one was injured in this. police are working to learn what
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>> matt: an update now with the man charged with vandalizing a brevard county mosque on new year's eve. investigators are now calling this a hate crime. detectives say michael wolf broke into the islamic society of central florida's mosque with a machete. we're told he slashed at windows and other property, but it's the raw bacon he's accused of leaving at the door that has the state attorney's office calling this a hate crime. wolf now faces life in prison. he's in jail without bond. >> lisa: tips lead to a big drug bust in osceola county. kissimmee police posted these pictures of what they found inside a home. officers say they found marijuana, scales, almost $6,000 in cash, and a green light bulb. we're told 20-year-old adam cattily would use the light bulb to let his buyers know where he was selling drugs. he faces several charges and is in jail on $3,000 bond. tonight we're getting a new
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water. >> matt: the coast guard jumped in when boaters ran into trouble off the new york coast and then they had problems of their own. news 6 anchor ginger gadsden is joining us now. this is pretty dramatic stuff. >> ginger: indeed. this was the scene early this morning. you can see severe weather on the east coast led to rough waters. that's when a fishing boat ran aground with seven people on board. the coast guard got an urgent call so they went to get the boaters to safety. here's another look at the incredible rescue. rescuers were swinging from the helicopter and into the 74-foot vessel but the rescue effort didn't come without problems. one of the coast guard boats sent to help the ship overturned in the water. the five coast guard members on the rescue boat made it back to land safely. one coast guard official described what the fishermen experienced as they encountered trouble. >> they were getting some water washing over the railing and going into the vessel. they were using pumps to pump it back over and just over time they just floated and this is
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grounded. >> ginger: here's the good news. tonight everyone involved in this is just happy they're all safe. the coast guard said this could have been so much worse. right now, there is an investigation into exactly what happened here. but incredible stuff. >> matt: it really is. ginger gadsden, thank you. now we're following some breaking news in orange county. sky 6 is live over a house fire. this is along gene drive between goldenrod road and chickasaw trail road north of lee vista. firefighters are making good progress. the flames went through the roof. we're working to learn more about how this started. hopefully no one was inside the house at the time. we'll figure it out and bring you updates as we get them. just into the newsroom now, we've learned the university of missouri fired a professor who student protests. you may remember this from last year.
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quote, "muscle to remove a student journalist." she later said she regretted her actions and she was fired after a series of hearings. this weekend is a big one for the orlando solar bears and not just out on the ice. >> lisa: the team is also looking to beat homelessness. you can help them get results through social media. it's really easy. this saturday is faith and family night at the amway center. we'll bring you the game live. coverage begins at 7:30. during our broadcast, the solar bears will donate a dollar for every post on twitter, facebook or instagram using the #rethink homelessness. we're about an hour and a half from another attempt of lift-off on the space coast. >> matt: but tom told us wind could be a problem yet again. next at 5:00, we'll take you back out to the cape. it looks great out there. spacex is hoping to get the rocket off the ground. and we're less than three weeks away from florida's presidential primary. what new numbers say about
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marco rubio. >> you're watching news 6 at 5:00, getting results for central florida. this is a live look at i-4 and kaley in orlando.
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>> reporter: our first stop in our pinpoint weather road trip, is lake mary. temperatures are going to continue to cool down. let's pinpoint the weather forecast down to street level here in lake mary. overnight lows into the 40's for tonight. nice, clear evening. for tomorrow, even cooler afternoon with highs only staying up into the mid-60's. our next spot on our pinpoint weather road trip takes us to
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>> lisa: well, it is take 2 for spacex. the company will try again this evening to get a falcon9 rocket off the ground at the cape. >> matt: they're also going to try to land the first stage of that rocket on a barge. it hasn't worked out so well in the past. news 6 reporter justin warmoth
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station. >> reporter: it's a beautiful night at the cape. spacex is giving an 80% of favorable weather at the 6:46 launch time. the wind, though, is the main concern. yesterday they scrubbed the launch because of the strong winds at the cape. a spokesperson told me a short time ago it was actually to make sure the rocket's fuel was as cold as possible. apparently the rocket needs a temperature to be minus 300 degrees fahrenheit to improve its performance. atop the rocket is the satellite made by ses. we're told it will provide high definition tv and high-speed internet to more than 20 million folks in asia. after sending the satellite into orbit, part of the falcon9 rocket's booster will fall back to earth and spacex is going to try to land it off the floating barge 400 miles off the coast of brevard county. the previous attempts have failed for spacex and they don't give today's landing much of a
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they did, though, successfully land it on a pad at the air force station in december, which was unprecedented. spacex is not reporting any issues thus far. we'll keep an eye on things as we move closer to the 6:46 launch window. >> matt: thank you. a big push for candidates tonight in the race for the white house. the five republican hopefuls will square off on national tv. >> lisa: it is the last debate before super tuesday next week. that's when voters in more than a dozen states will head to the polls. tonight's debate takes place in houston. it comes two days after frontrunner donald trump picked up a big win in the nevada caucus. while he continues to lead national polls, florida senator marco rubio has emerged as the no. 2 contender for the nomination. despite rubio's recent gains, trump says he still has the upper hand. >> we'll be totally prepared. people have not done very well against me.
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has gone down. >> lisa: trump also continues to hold a big lead among florida voters. a new quinnipiac poll shows trump ahead of rubio 44% to 28% in florida. texas senator ted cruz is third with 12%. in the meantime democratic candidates hillary clinton and bernie sanders will go head to head in south carolina's primary saturday. clinton has a double didn't lead over sanders. here at news 6, we're committed to not only getting results but honoring those who are also getting results in our community. >> matt: every week, i've been introducing you to some of those men and women. coming up at 6:00, i paid a surprise visit to the state attorney's office. not because of anything that happened there but because of what one of the investigators did while he was working a case. he was at the right place at the right time, saved a life. it's an incredible story,
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when people have this condition outside of a hospital, they survive 6% of the time. this guy lived because that investigator knew what to do. great story coming. >> lisa: that is incredible. chief meteorologist tom sorrells is joining us now, tracking windy and cooler temperatures for us. >> tom: we keep talking about the wind at the cape. they'll launch it if the wind is 30 knots or less, which is a 35-mile-an-hour wind. they're waiting on the temperature and the fuel yesterday, not the wind. if they were going to go ahead and launch it yesterday, they're going to do it. >> matt: way better today. >> lisa: 6:46. >> tom: i'll be watching. radar is as clear as can be. there will be no problem with radar or cloud cover either. we're as clear as we can be. we're a little on the nippy side this morning but tonight we go lower than this for most of you
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46 was the overnight low this morning in ocala. oh, yeah, you're going lower. 48 in the villages this morning. 52 in orlando, 50 in new smyrna beach and 55 in cocoa beach. the daytime highs today only rebounded to 65 in sanford, the same in orlando. 63 did it in the villages, daytona beach you made it to 65. we hit 67 at the cape and 68 did it for the daytime high in melbourne. where are we now? we're already starting that decline. we're down to 63 degrees in orlando. 63 in daytona beach. and 63 in kissimmee. wind speeds, here you go, a 17-mile-an-hour wind at the cape. it seems like a lot to me. the gusts at the cape has been recorded in the last hour at 20 to 25. now it's cleared out. it's been more than an hour since we had the high gust. a 25-mile-an-hour wind gust in the last hour in orlando and 23 in leesburg. that's it for the wind. now you know. look at the satellite image. this is the visible satellite shot. the sun is setting low. we're starting to fade it right on out.
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the night. the clouds and rain forecast, we don't have a lot of cloud cover. by 9, 8:00 in the morning, very little cloud cover. through the day tomorrow, primo. almost perfect. lots of sunshine. we don't warm up much tomorrow either. we're stuck there in the high in the mid-60's range for tomorrow. 38 in ocala for an overnight low. 44 in sanford. 43 in daytona beach and the temperature reading tonight in melbourne drops to about 46. the official overnight low tonight in the city beautiful is 44. see the wind? dialing it back down from the west at 5 to 10 miles per hour. that will give you a real feel of about, you know, 39, 38. it's going to be clear, breezy, and cool. here's tomorrow. by noon tomorrow, we hop it to 61. then the daytime high is about 65 or 66, depending on where you are. i'm going to call the daytime high tomorrow in orlando of 66
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low tomorrow night, 43. into saturday, our high edges up to 68. sunday, back to normal, 74 with an overnight low of about 52. better on monday, 76. tuesday, 79. and wednesday's daytime high will be 80. one week from today is our next big rain chance at 30%. >> lisa: thank you, tom. >> matt: looking good, tom. thank you very much. a controversial bill is now law. >> lisa: next at 5:00, the restrictions many homeowners with guns will now face. and for the second day in a row, one of our anchors took her talents to the radio. this time it was ginger in the hot seat. we'll show you some of the fun she had on the morning mix. >> matt: and ahead at 5:30, as if kennedy space center wasn't cool enough, the visitors' center is now opening a brand-new experience today. coming up. >> remember, news 6 is always on smartphone and your tablet.
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backyard gun ranges in the backyard is now state law. >> lisa: it bans recreational use of guns on residential land. penalties include up to a year in jail and a thousand dollars fine. the law specifies that property owners can still fire a gun to protect themselves or their property. the law goes into effect about a year after a florida man's gun range got national attention. a man had a range set up in his st. pete yard. he tore it down after he got threats from people who said they were worried about their safety. if you missed your chance to win big money last night, you have another shot this weekend. >> matt: the jackpot is growing again. no one won last night's $236 million. saturday night's jackpot is up to $266 million. you still have plenty of time to get yourself that winning ticket. you'll see saturday's drawing only on news 6 at 10:59 right before news 6 at 11:00.
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tickets last night right before the news. >> matt: she's still here. well, it was a fun morning and early wake-up call for one of our favorites. >> lisa: our own ginger gadsden 105.1. she filled in for dana taylor one day after news 6's julie broughton did the honors. if you didn't get to hear ginger, here's a little of what you missed as she played the game "what's that song?" >> all of you! >> close. >> all of me? >> that's underwater by john legend. where did you go? >> i went under the desk. >> lisa: apparently they invited her back to do this again tomorrow. be sure to listen to her on mix 105.1 during your drive to work.
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tomorrow is sure to be another great morning on the mix. i know julie was texting you and my husband was listening to you. >> ginger: julie was texting me at the time. i just didn't check my phone. >> matt: i'm glad everybody knows what we go through now. ginger gadsden is joining us with what's coming up at 5:30. >> ginger: a cruise line is under fire by one of its passengers. he said he was togsed around on a cruise to port canaveral. and now he wants royal caribbean to pay for his injuries on anthem of the seas. >> and why this little girl's parents are in serious trouble tonight. this is a live look at daytona beach, a beautiful, cool february day. will we see a warm-up anytime soon? chief meteorologist tom sorrells
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the $4 menu. where all meals are under $4. at steak 'n shake. >> matt: a toddler left all alone, shoots herself in the hand. tonight two people who were supposed to be watching her are in jail. thank you for joining us. i'm matt austin. >> ginger: i'm ginger gadsden. we'll get to that story for you in just a moment. but first, a cold night ahead after a beautiful, sunny day.


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