tv WESH 2 News at 6pm Weekend NBC February 27, 2016 6:00pm-6:29pm EST
announcer: local, live, late-breaking. this is wesh 2 news at 6:00 in high definition. adrian: breaking news first at 6:00, a statewide amber alert ends after a missing baby' s found in orlando. good evening, i' m adrian whitsett. right now doctors here are checking out the two-month-old girl, taken during a kidnapping in south florida. we' ve learned a person of interest in the case, stephanie augustin, was found in fort pierce. deputies in broward county say
from fort lauderdale is it safe. taraji and her mother were asleep at at their home late last night when intruders took the girl. at the time, two men were reported to have kidnapped the baby. we do have a group working on more details. will continue to bring you updates as we get them. tonight, three middle schoolers face felony charges, accused of using hot pepper to spike their teacher' s soda while in class. as wesh 2' s matt grant reports, all of the suspects are 12-year-old girls. matt: three deltona middle schoolers are facing felony charges accused of spiking their teacher' s soda. the girls, all aged 12, remain locked up in juvenile detention. investigators say on tuesday two of the girls poured crushed red pepper flakes into the drink while another distracted her. the teacher, 52-year-old jayne morgan, suffered a sore throat, stomach pains, and shortness of breath. investigators say this was done in retaliation after morgan sent one of the girls to the principal' s office monday for dumping glue into another student' s backpack and for
s a terrible thing. i don' t understand why kids have lost all respect. matt: morgan' s neighbor, mark howard, used to drive school buses. he says the girls should be held accountable. mark howard: they got to be held responsible for their actions or they' re never going to stop. matt: one of the girls told investigators an original plan was to vandalize morgan' s car with paint. the three juveniles were arrested charged with poisoning and tampering. morgan tells wesh 2, "i want i want them to have consequences that teach them a lesson. i did not want them to be arrested and go to jail. teachers are out there doing the best we can for students. i love my students. they broke my heart. my career won' t be the same." matt grant, wesh 2 news. adrian: late breaking tonight, investigators are looking into what sparked a fire in a home, where a man was found dead. you can see here there' s hardly , anything left of the small home on southeast 155th place in marion county. firefighters say neighbors called 911 this morning when they saw flames. one man in his 50' s was inside
investigators have not released his name or a cause. we have new information tonight in the case of a suspicious package that cleared out a local movie theater. police in melbourne say the suspect, 53-year-old dawn laughlin, was arrested in pinellas county. the package was found last night in the women' s restroom at the oaks 10 theater. police say suspicious writing on it led to the evacuation of the building, which was filled with about 150 customers. the bomb squad was called in and found the bag wasn' t a hazard. t saying what was written on the bag. we now know the name of a suspect arrested in a two-county chase we brought you as breaking news last night. it started in oviedo and ended about 20 miles away in apopka. oviedo police say the driver rammed one of their cruisers and nearly hit an officer. once the chase got into apopka, orange county deputies used stop sticks. wesh 2 was there as that car pulled into a gas station and deputies slapped on the cuffs. today, one of the suspects, trent thomas, went before a judge. we learned he was out on bond in another case.
, us before he was taken to the hospital. trent thomas: i' m a really good guy. i' m innocent. adrian: the other suspect did not say anything. they are charged with aggravated assault on an officer and fleeing and eluding. searchers discover the body of a boater who disappeared in mount dora three days ago. orange county deputies say sonar equipment helped them find 76-year-old william robl' s body this morning in lake beauclair. his fishing boat was spotted from short wednesday. here it is. empty and spinning in circles after a line of severe weather rolled through. deputies don' t know why he went overboard. right now, firefighters are battling a brush fire in brevard county. here is some video of the helicopter preparing to drop water on that fire in micco. it' s estimated to be around 50 acres, around east drive, just south of micco road. we are told no homes are threatened by the fire. we turn now to first alert weather, we tried warming up today, but many of us didn'
make it out of the 60s. not hearing many complaints. meteorologist eric burris is in our outdoor weather studio. eric: try to make it out of the 60' s. we will get there tomorrow. 63 right now. the dewpoint temperature, without getting meteorological, that is what we have to hit to hit do. we are bone dry in the atmosphere department in orlando. on the coast there is more moisture. melbourne still comfortable at 60 degrees, and daytona beach 58. it is a little cool across central florida, but as we look at what is going on, here is a look at the satellite imagery, and with the skycam showing those clear images, the skycam is nice. a few showers over the gulf stream. across advisory in effect for marion county. temperatures will go low, dew point could come up, we will talk about frost.
temperatures in orlando make it down to about 50 degrees by 11:00, but we have some areas in the 30' s. i have you covered neighborhood by neighborhood in a couple of minutes. adrian: those who want stricter laws passed on gun control are gathering in downtown orlando. wesh 2' s matt lupoli is live where a march just ended in support of tougher laws. matt. matt: adrian, take a live look right now on the marchers downtown. they are walking from central boulevard down to city hall where the barbecue hest is being held. they say put your hands down, -- but your guns down, put your hands up. they want to send a message all lives matter. several families are here. we spoke to the mother of a shooting victim. she is looking for answers in her son' s case, and like others
solutions to stop the violence. >> senseless killing , you know, mothers morning, grieving for their babies. we did you figure out how we are going to put an end to this. when you a city hall, commissioners, the governors, we need everybody. we need everybody to figure out what is going on and to try to stop it. >> put your guns down and put your hands up. matt: the organizer is also circulating a petition for stricter gun policy. matt lupoli, wesh 2 news. adrian: thank you. in the south carolina primary, hillary clinton looks like a sure winner. she is going up against bernie sanders, and in both parties, the focus is shifting to next week and super tuesday. steve handelsman as the story from columbia, south carolina.
reporter: hillary clinton went to alabama. clinton: we have a lot of weight -- work to do. what are we waiting for? >> hillary clinton is a very smart and capable woman. reporter: at this hair salon, the most trusted. >> the clintons. reporter: bernie sanders is not proven? >> definitely. reporter: she is a d.c. insider. >> was actually outside the system and will make changes. >> i feel like bernie sanders is honest. reporter: sanders went to texas to win more than just his home state of vermont. sanders: we are not going to allow the trumps of the world to divide us. reporter: chris christie and donald trump focused on the biggest state.
big chance of winning texas. pick a side. ted cruz: when it comes to picking a side, i think the side , and i stand against washington and with the american people. reporter: marco rubio on paper can still feel the fight is ugly. marco rubio: a con artist will never get control of this party. the guy with the worst spray tan in america. donald trump: i actually thought ted cruz a liar, but marco rubio is worse. reporter: tv ads, big rallies, and candidates shoving like crazy around the super tuesday' s dates. -- tuesday states. adrian: florida' s primary is just a few weeks away on march 15. as we know florida is a closed , primary state meaning that only registered republicans and democrats can vote in the presidential primary election.
construction crews are slowly getting re-started after the death of a worker. marvin franklin was run over by a dump truck as it backed up on-site along wymore road near kennedy boulevard wednesday. project leaders have been performing safety reviews since the accident up and down the 21 mile stretch hoping to prevent , another deadly accident. tonight, a local boy injured in a hit and run crash on his bike is recovering with a brand new bike. titusville police officers presented 8-year-old dayshaun hill with the bicycle this morning. police say a driver ran him over near his home on thursday and took off. dayshaun has a bump on the head, his bike, as you see, was just wrecked. police say they have a person of interest in the case, and some very strong leads. governor rick scott is calling on president obama to resolve a water crisis on the treasure coast. yesterday, he declared a state of emergency in two counties because of water released from lake okeechobee. the governor wants the president to approve repairs to the
business owners in stuart say the lake water is ruining the environment and their bottom line. jim cargill: i lost my business. i lost my home. adrian: environmentalists say the only real solution is to buy the land south of the lake to restore its natural flow to the everglades. a little more than 24 hours from now, spacex will try again to launch a rocket from cape canaveral. two times this week, launches for the falcon had to be 9 scrubbed. on wednesday, it was too windy. then thursday, flight controllers discovered liquid oxygen was flowing into the rocket. space-x will try again at 6:46 tomorrow night. if that' s a no-go, another attempt will be made monday. just in time for spring break, disney announces changes when it comes to their ticket prices. how much more it could cost you to visit the park and why some will be paying more at all.
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announcer: you are watching wesh 2. adrian: an amber alert for a kidnapped two month old girl is over. she is being checked out at a hospital in orlando. she was kidnapped by intruders in fort lauderdale. a person of interest is found this afternoon in fort pierce. your next trip to disney could cost you a little more or less. walt disney world will unveil new seasonal pricing plan. starting tomorrow, you can purchase tickets online to the orlando and anaheim parks, where the prices will reflect a value , regular, or peak time for each. people should expect to pay more when busier times are forecasted. annual pass prices will not be affected, however multi-day ticket prices will change. a second lawsuit is being filed against ucf for that massive
beginning of the month. hackers stole the names and social security numbers of 63,000 current and former students and staff. one of them, a former manager for the school' s basketball team, is now suing. he wants more than $15,000 according to the lawsuit filed this week. it claims ucf failed to take action to protect its systems. through its data security website, we did find out the university is planning two forums next month for possible victims. one of the top dogs in the veterans affairs administration stopped in orlando today. va undersecretary david shulkin was here as part of a national effort to reach out to vets. he spent his time at the new lake nona medical center, promoting the national health care stand down. their goal to make sure vets , receive timely access to health care. 106 burmese pythons were caught during the florida python challenge hunt. according to wildlife officials, the longest of the invasive snakes, 15 feet long. over 1,000 people from 29 states
s wetlands from january 16 through february 14. the stomach contents of the captured pythons are still being analyzed. so far though the prey , has included a fawn and a wood stork, and other large wading birds. the downtown food and wine festival kicked off today at lake eola. there is a live look right now. there are thousands gathered, and they have been your most of the day taste-testing dishes from over 30 of orlando' s premier restaurants and sampling more than 50 different wines. if you missed out on going today, you do have a chance tomorrow. the event starts at noon and runs until 7:00 p.m. tickets are $20 at the entrance. when we look at the skycam in lake eola, tons of people, what an afternoon to enjoy being outside. eric: that might be something i want to do tomorrow. with this kind of whether you really want to do that. mary snapped
beach. look at those clear skies. could you possibly ask for a nicer saturday? i don' t know. let me take you outside. this is the first international airport skycam looking to the west and the tourist district, the world' s most famous beach also looking perfect. and last but certainly not least, here is downtown orlando with a clear sky. we are watching a blimp flying around advertising for the folks out there at the food and wine fest. 53 degrees, light wind out of the north, eight miles per hour. 54 in ocala, 58 in palm coast. if you are heading out to the central florida air admission is $10. adults, children eight. it will be a little chilly out there, 11:00 should close up shop by midnight. temperatures a little bit
warmer across i-4, warmer than this time yesterday, and seven to nine degrees west of town. clear all the way back to texas. high pressure is in control, giving us a wonderful nights. here' s futurecast, clear as a bell. we are keeping it that way through 9:00, and all the way through early sunday morning. 9:00 you are looking good. hour-by-hour we are going to be needing jackets if you have outdoor plans. 11:00 about 50 degrees in orlando. we keep falling from there. 60 degrees current in bellevue, 39 lady lake, 33 groveland, 33 poinciana. 34 orlando and winter garden, 41 pierson, 40 daytona beach, 42 at the inlet, and 42 at the space
this evening we have a frost advisory in effect for marion and alachua county' s. it is not just marion county that we could be talking about frost, it is really west volusia , sumter, lake, even extreme west orange county. we could be talking about fog as well. the wind is northeasterly , so we are talking about warming temperatures as we look ahead tomorrow. 71 to 75 tomorrow. if you are heading to the downtown food and wine festival, 25, sunny skies. -- 75, sunny skies. the hits keep coming, tuesday through wednesday, back into the 80' s. i love it. adrian: looks nice. a battle of ranked teams in miami this afternoon as the hurricanes hosted louisville. pat takes us there for highlights, next in sports. and tacko fall makes his presence known as ucf tries to snap an ugly winning skid at
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and nine of their last 10. if their spirit hasn' t been broken by now, it certainly has been affected. not at all what donnie jones had envisioned, with his knights set to play host ot the aac tournament in a little more than a week. the owls laying 11 points in this one, but tacko fall would have something to say about that. the 7' 6" knights freshman had a coming out party of sorts in philly this afternoon, giving fans a glimpse of what he might be able to do once acclimated to the college game. a handful of slam dunks. it was a terrific game from the young man, who scored a double-double with 13 points, 14 boards, and five blocked shots. and ucf was always in this game important for the owls, who still have ncaa tourney hopes. game was tied at 61 with seconds to go. that' s when quenton decozey drilled a 15-footer. aj davis' shot at the buzzer was not true, and heartbreak again for the knights. solid performance from the guys,
63-61 loss. big acc matchup between a couple fo ranked teams this afternoon #11 louisvlle in south florida against the exciting miami hurricanes. this one lived up to the billing. canes had not lost a home game in acc play this season, and that did not change today. miami trailed 62-58, but then scored 12 straight points and held the birds scoreless for nearly five minutes down the stretch. angel rodriguez had 17 points and seven assists. davin reed made a big three late, and miami moves to 12-4 in league play with a 73-65 win. how about this story in tallahassee? florida state manhandling notre dame 76 -- 77-56. that was a key sec game for florida coming up. you' ll begin to see a lot more purple around town soon, and soccer talk will once again become a mainstay of our lexicon. the city lads now eight days days from the onset of a new mls season. a final pre-season tuneup tonight at the citrus bowl
bahia. salt lake will be here a week from tomorrow as the regular season kicks off. phil rawlins says the team is well on its way to another season-opening sellout. lads on the winning end of two friendlies this past week. adrian likes what he has been seeing. >> we are a little bit like what we think we are going to be. we have been a little bit sloppy before that, and it is something we need to snap out of there he quickly. pat: indeed they are. how unforgiving the game of golf can be, and wasn' t adam scot reminded of that this afternoon in round three of the honda classic. a three-shot lead for scott as he teed it up on the par 3, 15th at the bear trap. scott put his shot into the water, then put another one into the water and wound up with a quadruple bogey 7. sergio gargia takes over at the top. the final round will begin with those two tied at the top at nine under par, four shots of
adrian: this is one of those weekends were even if you are sick, we could replay. eric: control be. it will be warmer tomorrow afternoon, middle 70' s. 80 degrees by tuesday, wednesday maybe a sprinkle. 81 and then back to 74 high next saturday. adrian: that is the news for now. thank you for joining us. we' ll be back on wesh two at 11:00. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its