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t. jim: jim: a deputy down and a 15-year-old on the run. >> she didn' t know where she was middle of the street. jim: new tonight. the victim' s husban recounts the ruthless run-in as we look into the suspects sordid past. meredith: a teacher in time-out, in a jail cell. a student says she had sex with him in his classroom. jim: and the red light ruling that could impact your red light tickets. wesh 2 news at 11:00 starts right now. meredith: first and 11:00, wesh 2 is talking to the husband of an orange county deputy who was deliberately run over while good evening, i' mcdonough. jim: i' m jim payne. right now, the manhunt is on for the suspect, who is just s chris hush s recovery and what led to her injuries. chris: what was going through her head at the time? paul smalley: she realized that the car is accelerating, and this is only going to get worse, and i' ve got to get off this car. chris: the husband of sergeant marcy pearce is stunned she' s
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after orange county deputies say she was run down by this teenager. investigators say 15-year-old jancarlos ortiz sped off in a car as sergeant pearce tried to arrest him on burglary charges friday morning. sergeant pearce was in the vehicle' s direct path and landed on the hood, hanging on as ortiz allegedly stepped on the gas. paul smalley: she rolled herself off of that hood. when she came to, she didn' t know where she was, she didn' t know what was going on, she' s sitting in the middle of the street. she knows there' s blood everywhere. i don' t think i could have done this myself. chris: sergeant paul smalley, who also works at the orange county sheriff' s office, tells wesh 2, his wife is home recovering from a fractured foot, has stitches in her head, and plenty of bruises. ortiz got away. no one has seen him since. jerry demings: 15-years-old. already been in trouble with the law. chris: sheriff jerry demings says ortiz is wanted for attempted murder on a law enforcement officer. adding to his already violent
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aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer. paul smalley: she' s obviously angry over what has happened and she' s hoping they catch him quickly before he hurts somebody else. chris: do you have a message for the 15-year-old? paul smalley: turn yourself in and take responsibility for your actions. chris: that is exactly what deputies hope ortiz will do. here at the orange county sheriff' s office, we have been checking with investigators all night, but there are no major leads to react if you know where he is, call crime line at 1-800-423-tips. chris hush, wesh 2 news. jim: we want to give you some perspective on the young suspect' s lengthy criminal history. although jancarlos ortiz is just 15-years-old, he' s built a lengthy rap sheet. he has seven charges in orange county alone in the past few months. ortiz was busted for burglary last september. less than a month later, an even
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for grand theft and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer. fast forward to last month, an arrest for car burglary in osceola county. he was one of four teens busted in that case. we' ll continue to cover the search for 15-year-old jancarlos ortiz on air and online. check the wesh 2 news app for up-to-the-minute reports in the palm of your hand. meredith: a lake county teacher is arrested after he' s accused of having sex with a student, inside a classroom. new tonight, wesh 2 summer knowles say deputies all say the started online. summer: police say he reached out to the teenager on an adult with dating website. he was arrested at his home in groveland. investigators interviewed him yesterday at that time, he admitted to being with the teenager but denied a sexual activity. despite that, 41-year-old marshall has been charged with
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minor. the 17-year-old student said she was contacted by him on an adult website called adult friend they say she picked him -- he picked her up at 1:00 in the morning and brought her to east ridge high school where he unlocked the gate and rode it to his portable classroom. it was inside the classroom the two had asked. -- sex. we did check his criminal history, and he has never been charged with a sex crime before. he is being held at the lake county detention center without bond. his first court appearance is held tomorrow morning. summer knowles, wesh 2 news. meredith: late breaking tonight, firefighters battle an intense fire at a troubled orange county apartment complex. we' re told between eight and 10 units at the tymber skan apartments are damaged, but not all of them were occupied. right now, there' s no word on what caused the fire. most families were forced out of
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months ago when water was turned off because of unpaid bills. jim: also, new tonight, deputies arrest a man they say robbed a bank in brevard county this afternoon. it happened at the community credit union along wickham road in viera. deputies say 26-year-old andrew reed walked into the bank, told a teller he had a gun, and demanded cash. he was given money and then took off. but he didn' t get too far. deputies found him several miles away, nearly 90 minutes after the robbery, with the bag of cash. you can see he was arrested. the search for the newborn girl known as baby willow moved to a trash-strewn, weed-choked retention pond today, not far from where detectives found the placenta at the willow bend apartments in orlando. side by side, divers searched the pond and pulled out plenty of weeds, garbage, and other vegetation. police say susan richardson gave birth to the baby girl sometime monday but has not told detectives what happened to the infant. the plan now is to get permission to drain the pond where search and recovery teams were all day.
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investigators found more human remains today in the woods off us-92 and red john road west of daytona beach. a surveyor came across part of a skeleton yesterday. but the search is on hold until next week because deputies need heavier equipment to cut through all the thick brush. the remains have been in the woods a while and investigators say it' s uncertain if they belong to more than one person. meredith: now to commitment 2016, the republican presidential campaign in south carolina is turning personal. wesh 2' s adrian whitsett is live in greenville with what' s happening on the eve of the primary. adrian: meredith, we saw a little bit of everything today from candidates, each other out, dirty tricks, even in robo calls denouncing the confederate flag from one campaign to another. in the middle of it all, the candidates really trying to reach out to every last voter, hoping for a lucrative talk with national delegates.
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south carolina, jeb bush once again trying to persuade voters to his side. he could of and florida senator marco rubio for third in the palmetto state. jeb bush: we need to create a 10th amendment presidency where we shift medicaid back to the states, transportation, education. across the board. adrian: review also spoke of 10th amendment, which limits federal government power and leaves the rest of the states, carolina. his event was cut short when someone felt short -- ill. he prayed and thanked those for showing up. rubio: it goes beyond the simple choice of name. i think 2016 is about our identity. adrian: we see the top two in the polls, ted cruz and donald trump, went after each other. trump: ted cruz is the biggest liar i have ever seen. even marco rubio says he is a
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when one politician says another is a liar, i felt so good, i have never heard that before. adrian: ted cruz would side with israel and not remain neutral. there are millions of attack ads over. cruz: this is our time. this race will be decided friend to friend, neighbor to neighbor, pastor to pastor, south carolinians to south carolina in. adrian: ted cruz will attend incident scalia' s funeral tomorrow before heading back for the primary. in the latest polls, ben carson is in dead last. kasich will be in massachusetts instead of here in south carolina. there are a lot of questions as we go into the first in the south primary, mainly, will jeb bush and marco rubio do well enough here in the state to keep
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florida primary in the middle of march? we will start to see some of those questions being answered after tomorrow night or it live in greenville, south carolina, i am widget -- adrian whitsett. meredith: be sure to follow adrian' s reporting on air and online tomorrow. he' ll be live with the results of the race, and the final push for votes up until the last ballot has been cast. you can catch his reports starting tomorrow on wesh 2 news at 6:00. jim: a local family still mourning the loss of two brothers is making an emotional appeal to all of us for help. shots were fired at a metrowest condo complex on super bowl sunday. 34-year-old antonio shay jones and his brother, 16-year-old christian were both killed. , police say it was not a random act. the family believes somebody knows, and they' re asking for information that can lead to an arrest. jean jennings: please, we' re pleading with you, we need your help. we need closure, we need answers
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jim: if you know anything about these shootings call crimeline at 1-800-423-tips. meredith: a man accused of breaking into a local church and stealing money appeared before a judge today, and did not deny committing the crime. 59-year-old peter deroskowitz was arrested after police say he broke into divine mercy catholic church in merritt island. they say he stole money from a donation box that was set up to help the homeless. detectives say the church' s security cameras showed him stealing the money. in court, he admitted to the judge that he took the money and said he had a good reason. >> are you able to hire an attorney? >> know, i have no income, i have nothing. the only reason i did it is because i needed the money. meredith: deroskowitz is homeless and told they judge he qualified to get the money he stole. police say it' s the second time he' s broken into that church. also in brevard county, we just got our hands on this new video showing crews trying to put out a fire at a scrap metal yard.
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this is in the 500 block of cidco road in cocoa. crews say they may have to monitor the fire overnight to check for hot spots. jim: first case of the zika virus has been confirmed in it' s one of two new cases confirmed today by the florida department of health. there are now 26 confirmed cases in florida, all of which are travel-related. that' s more than twice as many as any other state. orange joins brevard and osceola counties as -- as counties with cases in central florida. the mosquito that caries the zika virus is in florida but so far no one has contracted the virus in the sunshine state. right now, work is being done to develop a safe and effective vaccine. still ahead, a red light ruling. meredith: a judge has ruled that orlando was not following the law when it ticketed a driver for running a red light. we' ll explain what that could mean for your red light ticket. jim: plus, a chain reaction crash sends one vehicle into two buildings, and it' s all caught on camera. meredith: and training day. we' ve got a behind the scenes look at officers in action, preparing for a swat situation.
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tony: it has been comfortable across central florida.
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i will show you the tempu jim: you approach a red light, you see the camera flash, and you know you' re busted with a ticket headed your way. meredith: but a judge today ruled in favor of an orlando woman trying to fight her red light ticket, claiming the system is an abuse of power. jim: wesh 2' s matt lupoli is live in orlando with new details on how this ruling could affect you. matt. matt: the ruling certainly has an effect in orlando, but the attorney behind this case says that she hopes the issue is heard by the supreme court. that way, there is a blanket decision for all cities about red light cameras. kelli hastings: you know nobody' s happy when they get one of these tickets. matt: attorney kelli hastings wasn' t happy about her own red-light ticket, so she took it to court. kelli hastings: like a lot people, a lot of citizens in orlando, it just feels like there' s something inherently wrong about these cameras and
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m convinced that there is something wrong with it. matt: hastings argued that the current practice isn' t lawful, since an out of state company, american traffic solutions, reviews red light tickets then decides which recordings to send off to the city of orlando. a circuit court judge agreed, saying it' s a misuse of power and a violation itself of florida law. orlando city officials disagree with that. the city maintains the court' s opinion only applies to this case, saying in a statement it just dismisses this indivual' s specific violation. wesh 2 legal analyst richard hornsby says that interpretation stops short of the ruling' s real affect. >> going forward, any red light tickets that had been issued recently are going to be subject to dismissal. the city of orlando is going to have to go back to the drawing board and determine how they issue these red-light camera tickets. the most important thing is that they will have to have someone employed by the city of orlando police department reviewing these red-light infractions and issuing these infractions from the very beginning. kelli hastings: i' ve been
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not to pay them and to try to argue this police power issue , but now we have a lot of fuel for that argument now that we' ve got this precedent. matt: the city of orlando spokesperson also tells us officials are reviewing the legal options regarding an appeal in this case. in downtown orlando, matt lupoli, wesh 2 news. jim: a trip to pick up laundry ends with with a pick up truck ending in two businesses in south florida. surveillance cameras show a woman leaving the laundromat in palm beach gardens. while she' s loading her clothes into the pickup, it suddenly goes into drive, crashing into the building. she manages to get out of the way just in time. a dunkin' donuts next door was also damaged. the driver suffered minor injuries. police don' t yet know why the truck jumps out of park. meredith: i think that is my old stomping grounds. jim: not looking good now. meredith: yeah. re getting some pretty cool video showing what it'
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called for action. [indiscernible] meredith: this is video from the cocoa police department doing some swat team training. police say it' s all about officer safety from potentially violent suspects who must be taken into custody due to active felony warrants. jim: i hope your weekend plans are a lot, the nvidia we just saw. it was pretty intense, but the weather is looking fine. tony: folks that are sick will have to stay in this weekend. let me take you outside and highlight the forecast. a gorgeous shot overtly eola -- over lake eola. asked the wind up two degrees. you have got to like that. a few clouds trying to come back in over the coast, and even osceola county.
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if they do continue to hold. we are alter watching a few sprinkles -- also watching a few sprinkles offshore. 55 at winter haven. taken the wind speeds. they were about five to 10 miles an hour. there could be some patchy fog north and west of town, but temperatures holding steady toward daybreak. then we shoot up to 65 by 9:00. a couple of hours of a light jacket, especially if you have early-morning tee times. little warmer down to melbourne and palm bay. all weekend long. as the onshore flow, we have to watch rip currents. water temperatures not likely many folks are jumping in especially if they are from central florida. the bigger thing, this will be warming up. we will be in middle and upper
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at epcot, the race at 5:30, warming up to 59 by 8:30. we are seeing some patchy fog at southwest orange county and national. 54 to 75. don' t forget the sunblock. you can get a sunburn as the sun angle is getting higher and higher. 74 and afternoon high in palm coast. we look at a couple raise forecasts, powershares qqq to 300, temperature at 70 degrees. the we had to the speedway on sunday. 1:00 start, great race weather. the temperature around 73. cooling off by the time we get to 5:00. we have two other makers moving in. there is the first on tuesday and a stronger front will arrive
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will see temperatures cool back into the 60' s. let' s look at the updated seven-day forecast. it is a slow uptick, around 70 tuesday and wednesday, but behind that front we fall back into the 60' s. jim: thanks. if you applied to nasa in hopes of becoming an astronaut, you' re facing a lot of competition. the agency just announced it received more applications than ever before, 18,300 people. the future astronauts will train to fly to the international space station on capsules under development by space-x and boeing, as well as on nasa' s orion spacecraft intended for deep-space exploration. the odds of getting picked are small. between eight and 14 americans being chosen. meredith: that is a competitive bunch. the trucks take center stage at the daytona speedway. jim: while the new-look magic try to begin their post all-star schedule on a high note. pat: that is right. some fan favorites are gone some new faces in the fold, and a tough nut to crack in dallas. coming next, why history tells
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push begins in earnest. pat: scott skiles says his orlando magic need to finish at
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if they want a sniff at the playoffs. orlando with faces that are now gone and some that have just arrived as they hosted the mavericks tonight, who have won nine straight against the magic in orlando. yikes. assume, tobias harris and channing frye traded away. brandon jennings and ersan ilyasova now here. victor oladipo with a big night, three here and a big double-double for him. both new players seeing action early and contributing. brandon with a three late in the first to give orladno a 21 point lead, he had 18 tonight. and ersan with a three of his own in the second. but the 21 point lead dissolved, and when dirk nowitski hit a tough jumper late in the half, the game was tied. magic by five at the break. this game would go to overtime tied at 98. , then victor to the rescue, a big three to make it 104-101. then a magical layup pushing the lead to five.
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big ot win for the magic. 110-0104 was the final. the appetizers before the main event at daytona on sunday are being served. xfinity series tomorrow afternoon. and tonight, the first race of a new camping world truck series. never know what kind of mayhem awaits in these things. and this is what i mean by that. eight laps to go, and a packed grid can only mean that trouble is on its way. eight cars, a number of cars involved in the big one, including ben kennedy, the son of lisa france kennedy. everyone was ok, but this was a junkyard mess that brought out the red flag so they could clean it up. long delay, and then the finish that provided a scary moment. white flag out and a wreck watch the four truck of christopher bell tumbling into turn one over and over he goes. the caution comes out, race is over. johnny sauter is the winner. but the best news in all of this
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bell walking away from the accident. meantime, more practice for the sprint cup buggies on friday in advance of the 500. matt kenseth had locked in a front row spot based on his qualifying lap last sunday, but as you know he totaled his car , in a thursday night duel wreck in a backup car today, and to the back of the grid when the field takes green sunday. kenseth with the fifth fasted -- fifth fastest lap in the second practice session today, but that meant little to him. >> you don' t know on to you get to the driver. my teammates, that was encouraging. it seemed like he was pretty much as good as other cars. these are -- they are all good racecars. i should feel bad for wrecking them all. hopefully they can tune in tomorrow and on sunday. pat: the college baseball season has begun. ucf scoring five in the ninth to come over siena and
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i don't know what i'm doing. i can't find anything just when i think it's just not going to work. this woman that works there comes over and asks can i help you? and he was so happy, to do it amazing right? i never would have expected
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that anyone would find that do that. make that go out of their way for me. right then, right there i couldn't believe it he was so helpful i know it's such a small thing little thing. simple thing but it made me smile made me happy made my day share your story. publix. where shopping is a pleasure. right now, all you're thinking about is finding quick cover, so you can continue streaming your
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i paid for it. are you crying because i am. ,meredith: true love between a brother and a sister. 6-year-old abby got a hamster for her birthday, but her brother daniel loved it and wanted one too. so he decided to do extra chores for a week to save up for one. but instead, his sister abby used all her birthday money and bought one for him, and as you saw, he was very thankful. jim: that is a very nice scene. meredith: happy news at the end of the week. tony: let' s begin the wake-up weather forecast. out the door tomorrow morning, a bit of fog. not bad. it burns off quickly after sign-up. by the afternoon, going up to 77. you got to like that. the next couple of days around the 80' s, and then cooler wednesday. jim: set your alarm to wake up
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crew starts at 5:00 a.m. you can get wesh 2 news whenever you want at or the wesh 2 mobile app. meredith: thanks so much for watching. have a great weekend. we' ll see you right back here monday night. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit] the new caramel macchiato from dunkin' donuts. let hand-crafted layers of espresso, milk, and a caramel-flavored swirl uplift your mood. indulge in a hot or iced macchiato today.
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