tv WESH 2 News Early Sunrise NBC March 18, 2016 5:00am-6:00am EDT
this is daytona beach over by the coast, we are waking up in the 60' s. dave, what is the weather? dave: i really appreciate it. humidity levels on the high side. 71 is the way it is looking along the coastline. 63 in the melbourne area. watching showers pushing in from the west. you can see them falling apart. mainly a high cloud deck. once the sun gets up, i would expect mostly cloudy skies. enough energy as you look into the afternoon.
some of the rain could linger into the evening hours. some fog this morning. another warm afternoon in central florida. ted: construction on i-4 , a lane taken out both east and west bound. two left lanes taken out. 417 northbound around curry ford road, right lane taken out. crews are still on scene with that project. jason: it' s another day of big changes for drivers, as crews rebuild i-4. michelle: a popular ramp closed overnight, from orange avenue to the westbound lanes of the 408. the new ramp is about four blocks away at division avenue. alex villarreal is live this
building that interchange is going to be a major project. alex: it is massive. it also means huge changes for drivers like this one. this ramp closure behind us here , westbound 408, right beyond where we are near the and south lucerne. you' 408 west. the good news is, it is just four blocks west of the old ramp. there are signs you can follow. transportation officials moved to this ramp to give crews space to build a new ramp for the interchange. the new ramp is temporary. it will be around for the next three years. the next a major project will be down the road for the next
watch for those to begin this sunday with a test run from 12:00 a.m. until 5:00 a.m.. project updates. we will be back to see how this is affecting traffic. michelle: happening today, a killed a father and son, is headed to traffic court. 75-year-old cynthia guthrie was not criminally charged after family' s car at the intersection of state roads 436 and 434 last october. jose vargas rosario and his one-year-old son brayden died in that crash. witnesses to the crash told wesh 2 news, they disagreed with the decision to only cite guthrie in the case, today, she' ll answer to that citation of careless driving. jason: we are following breaking news of south florida. an nfl player is in critical condition after a serious motorcycle accident. authorities say baltimore ravens cornerback tray walker was on a dirt bike when he collided with a ford escape just before 8:00 last night.
lights and that he was wearing dark clothes. walker graduated from miami northwestern high school and was drafted by baltimore last year. ravens head coach john harbaugh reacting in shock saying quote this is devastating news. our prayers and hopes are with tray and his family tonight. police say the driver of the ford escape stayed at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation. jason: covering lake county, a family is dealing with heartbreak after a teenager died in a house fire. we brought this story to you as and now we' about how the 17-year-old' s community is coming together in wesh 2' -- has much more. jazmin: trevor ross' didn' brother. the flames destroyed everything
s why his high school and the city of minneola are collecting clothes and donations for housing. pictures and flowers now stand where the flames and smoke took trevor' s life. his family' s historic home caught fire wednesday. he was home alone and couldn' t get out. trevor went to lake minneola high school. friends told us off-camera he was good-hearted, quiet, but always kind. >> there' s nothing you can equate it to, it' s unfathomable to think of someone who was there five minutes ago is not w completely gone. jazmin: the fire is under investigation. the family has a place to stay for now but they' ll soon need a more permanent place. you can bring donations to minneola city hall today during normal business hours. and on saturday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00. the family' just go to wesh.com and search
-- time to prevent a trump nomination. >> at a late rally, bernie sanders called on people to unite. >> that is donald trump every day, dividing us up. >> he was described as a child threatening to throw a tantrum. >> to even address or hint at violence is unacceptable. >> republicans cannot have it both ways, condemning donald
>> they should focus on making hats. >> donald trump is ignoring it all, tweeting overnight that hillary clinton is corrupt. in a statement after the meeting, trent franks said he does not trust donald trump, but he trusts hillary clinton less. he will push for ted cruz. michelle: governor rick scott has kept his promise to veto millions of dollars in spending from the new state budget. before signing the $82 billion dollar budget last night, he vetoed $256 million in spending for roads, health care and law-enforcement programs. however it does include a slight boost in funding for schools. jason: this morning, residents in flint, michigan, are expressing anger over thursday' s congressional hearing on their city' s contaminated water. they are demanding accountability after governor
rick snyder and epa officials
contamination. governor snyder testified saying the epa ignored early information about the contaminated water, but the epa claimed synder and other state officials provided them with inaccurate information. michelle: the former ceo of harbor house in orlando is now taking the organization to court. carol wick was abruptly fired in february from the domestic abuse shelter. attorney mark nation says wick is suing for breach of contract and back wages which could total nearly $200,000. nation is representing wick at no cost. he says she did a lot for the community and feels like she is being bullied. world' s best golfers are back on the course for round two of the arnold palmer invitational. jason: jason day stole the show on day one, shooting six under par. tour, but he' s never won at bay hill. today is cut day, when the bottom half of the field will be eliminated, while the top half here' s the leader
board headed into the 2nd round.
back. they' ll tee off at 7:35 today. you can watch the weekend rounds right here on wesh 2. we are watching for the need to put on a poncho. there could be some rain. dave: i do not think this will have a huge impact on the early part of the day. there may be some fog as they are ready to tee off. not a law in the way of jackets. a bad idea. heading out to api, be prepared for rain at times. making plans for the weekend, aim for sunday to the midday afternoon. not as warm as it was yesterday
we are starting out warmer than typical for this time of year. clouds and the possibility of a shower as we work into the afternoon. planning on a trip to work, the roads are going to be an issue. i for first live shot. lane taken out. before that, five: -- before that, 535, two lanes taken out. lots of road work this morning. give yourself a few extra minutes. jason: thousands of drivers will notice another big change as -- a big weekend is in store for
jason: thousands of drivers will notice another big change as part of the i-4 ultimate work. the westbound 408 entrance ramp from orange avenue closed overnight. the new temporary ramp is located about 4 blocks west at division avenue. the construction is expected to take 3 years. michelle: a deland man will learn his fate today after running over a horse and its rider. christopher todd got into an argument with four horseback riders in orange city back in february of 2015. he then drove into the group killing a horse and injuring a rider. todd faces up to 35 years in prison. jason: the second round of the arnold palmer invitational tees off in just hours. the annual pga tournament will get started at 7:35 this morning. you can watch third and fourth round action right here on wesh 2 this weekend. covering lake county this morning, a local hospital is without thousands of dollars in medication after they say it was possibly contaminated when a man
had been stored in. michelle: police say 53-year-old clyde brooks was brought to florida hospital waterman in tavares on wednesday. at one point he began to urinate on the walls and floor, some of it getting on the refrigerator. the pricy medicine inside had to be thrown out due to possible contamination. brooks is charged with criminal mischief. he is now out on bond. this weekend country music is setting up camp in osceola county, tens of thousands of fans will be in town for the three-day festival. brett connolly is here, brett this is the first time the event is being held in kissimmee. brett: they' re expecting huge crowds. the festival begins this afternoon. here' s a look at the headliners. some of the biggest names.
melbourne. single day tickets go for as low as $89. camping sites are also available. be sure to budget cash for parking. organizers estimate a local economic impact of about $7 million. michelle: thank you. that is not the only big music fest this weekend. the ultra music fest kicks off in miami today. the three day event features electronic dance music from dozens of dj' s. dozens of streets have been blocked off in the area and police are stepping up security. music fans have to be at least 18 to attend. jason: another event for you. in just a few hours hundreds of artists from around the world will line the streets of winter park. the 57th annual sidewalk art festival starts at 9:00 this morning along park avenue. the festival features more than
the artwork includes everything from sculptures to paintings. the festival runs until 6:00 tonight. it will also be open from 9:00 until 5:00 saturday and sunday. it is worth checking out. happening today. some familiar faces to wesh 2 viewers will be taking the mound at spring training. michelle: wesh 2 anchors stewart moore and angela taylor along with chief meteorologist tony mainolfi will throw out the first pitch before the miami marlins take on the atlanta braves. the game starts at 1:05 this afternoon at espn' s wide world of sports complex at disney. the washington nationals also play at home this weekend, taking on the new york mets tomorrow at the space coast stadium in viera. i think everyone is happy it is not me again. jason: we have her do a
michelle: let' s move on. jason: dallas-fort worth dealing with 60 miles per hour wind and large hail. numerous cars had busted windows. several cars were covered in the hail. the hail hit the fort worth zoo, killing some exotic words. about 10,000 people were without power. dave: march is hail season across the southern states. we may see storms. that is the way things look now. it is going to be a similar day. it will be warm again. cloud cover if you are heading out to the braves game.
we will see a couple of clouds around, a couple of afternoon showers. in daytona, 71 degrees. about 65 degrees, winter haven. temperatures a little lower than this time yesterday. scattered clouds around. spring does begin early on sunday. we have enhanced satellite imagery. you can see these high clouds across. in the lowest level of the atmosphere, not as much as moisture. some of the showers are beginning to drop off the radar area towards the northern parts of
it will be warm enough today that a little bit of seabreeze will move in. the boundary is stuck to the north. shower should be limited north and west of the i-4 corridor. with the heat of the day and the moisture available, a couple of spotty showers to the south. futurecast has been shifting back-and-forth on how it feels about rain. a couple of storms off to the north. that was the case yesterday. maybe a little spot of rain moving into the area. this afternoon, temperatures in the middle 80' s. bay hill today, slight chance of showers and temperatures in the mid-80' s. tomorrow, a better chance of
the skies will clear. the sun will come up and it will be beautiful. a high rip current threat. your forecast keeping spotty showers around today. look at this wonderful work week. temperatures 70 on monday. jason: ted: i-4, left lane blocked at the i-4 and 528. still have some on the 408' s. this is by the i-4 on rams. two left lanes taken out.
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jason: this video is the talk of spring break. a firebreather caught on fire at a pep rally. michelle: several students captured the video on their cell phones. you can see the performer running for help. >> but then after i saw everyone running to him and everyone' s trying to put out the fire, taking off their jacket to like put it out. so then we realized the actual situation. so i tried to remain calm, and people are freaking out a couple people passed out, one girl went into a seizure. michelle: seven students were taken to the hospital and 12 more were treated at the school. the performer suffered serious s still no word on what exactly went wrong. this morning, both california police and osha are trying to figure out how a construction worker fell 53-stories to his death. the man was working on a high-rise in los angeles on thursday. it was only his second day on
he landed on a car with a woman still inside. she was not injured. it is not clear if the worker was wearing a safety harness. jason: tuna fish lovers will want to check their fridge this morning. bumble bee foods is recalling more than 31,000 cases. the company says the fish could be spoiled or have other pathogens, which could lead to a life threatening sickness. bumble bee says a third party packing facility didn' t do proper sterilization. tensions with north korea continue to rise. michelle: we head out to the larae out. -- to alex villareal.
of rumbles of thunder. not unlike yesterday and your day planner. starting out with fog, sunrise at 7:31. low to mid 80's by the afternoon. a fair amount of cloud cover throughout the day. this weather likely to continue into saturday but by sunday things are better. ted: 5:31. we're ling at 408, wrapping up construction westbound approaching i-4. this is slowly wrapping up. they have picked up a lot of cones going through that area. that is still there. slow down if you have to travel there. also i-4 construction on
here's a look through seminole county. no delays yet. >> this morning we're seeing the first time the change at one of orlando's busiest interchanges. >> as a morning commuter you know this area. the first step is rebuilding that interchange and it began overnight as crews shut down a ramp from orange avenue to the 408. let's get out live to alex. she's there this morning. this new ramp is a few blocks away from the old one. alex: it is not a huge change but it is going to surprise some drivers here this morning who might not have heard about the closure. if you take a look here, you can see dreaded road barrels up here behind me. that road closure sign up here and some detour signs as well. so that is going to help you this morning if you're coming out here. it's going to guide you to the new westbound 408
ramp on division avenue. that is just four blocks west of the old ramp here. transportation officials say that they moved the ramp to make room to build a new ramp for the future i-4 408 interchange. the new ramp is temporary but will be around for awhile, the next thee years. >> you're in the middle of downtown. you have tons of venues and buildings around. there's not much space to work. we're giving ourselves space to work. this is the first major thing that motorists are really seeing happen and there's much to come at this interchange. it is a very intricate, complex interchange. >> there are going to be a lot more changes that are going to happen here. this first one is right beyond the intersection of orange avenue and
lucerne circle. the next major will be down the road. roadblocks to begin sunday with a test run from 12 a.m. to 5 a.m. stick with us, stick with wesh for all of your i-4 updates. we will have more for you to come as we watch how this affects traffic this morning. >> a man convicted of running over a horse and its rider will learn his fate today. jazmin: you may remember christopher todd. he got into an argument with horseback riders in 2015. deputies say today was one of went to talk to him about the horses. then todd intentionally drove into that group and
riders. she suffered a broken collar bone. he faces up to 35 years in prison. his sentencing starts at 9 a.m. at a volusia county courthouse. jason: for the first time we're hearing the 911 calls made by the victims of a home invasion after men broke into an ocoee house earlier this week. >> they busted my teeth out and hit us all in the face with a gun. >> there's like six people. we came home from the club. as soon as we opened the door they ran up on us. they were already inside of the house. jason: police say the group kidnapped one of the people inside and when making their get-away caused a crash that hurt another driver. they kept going and eventually wrecked with a police officer's cruiser. guns and cash were stolen and the suspects fled. they're still on the run. michelle: two catholic leaders will be in court accused of ignoring a sex scandal.
arraigned today along with a third friar from minnesota. authorities say they knew about a scandal against a priest. he killed himself in 2013. >> investigators say a california student behind a campus stabbing spree was inspired by isis. the 18-year-old was shot and killed after stabbing four students at the university of california merced in november. the f.b.i. says he may have become self-radicalized drawing inspiration from isis propaganda. they also believe he was planning the attack at least one week in advance. jason: threatening new actions from north korea. u.s. officials confirm the regime fired a ballistic missile off its coast. the medium range missile landed in the sea. they say it was fired from a mobile launcher which u.s. intelligence said is very hard to detect.
closely monitoring the situation. this comes after the u.s. imposed new sanctions on north korea earlier this week. >> to commitment 2016, the presidential candidates return to campaigning before two important contests. michelle: this comes as some republican leaders are looking for ways to defeat frontrunner donald trump. >> as the candidates campaign in arizona and utah today, top officials in both parties may be attempting to change the course of the race. >> top of the morning to you. >> paul ryan for president? >> let's put this thing to rest. >> the house speaker pushing back against speculation that he could be an alternative candidate for the republican party as he and other insiders acknowledge the possibility of a contested convention is very real. >> we're getting our minds around the idea that this could very well become a reality. >> conservatives huddled behind closed doors in washington calling for a unity ticket to stop donald trump. >> we have to bring our party together.
others began coalescing behind ted cruz. >> he's certainly not my preference, senator cruz is not, but he's a reliable republican conservative. >> democrats also trying to come together with the white house responding to reports that president obama recently told donors it's time to unite behind hillary clinton. >> the president did not indicate or specify a preference in the race. >> despite the white house push back, bernie sanders is vowing to fight on telling the associated press he still maintains a path toward victory. jason: florida senator marco rubio returns to the nation's capital just days after ending his bid for the presidency. he lost the florida primary on tuesday, then suspended his campaigning. yesterday he spoke about his future political
>> i'm just not going to -- i'm not going to be vice president. i don't mean that in a disrespectful way. i'm not running for governor of florida. i'm going to finish in the senate. we're going to work really hard here and be a private citizen in january. jason: rubio says he believes it wouldn't help the republican party if donald trump wins the nomination. >> hopefully at this time they'll prevent a trump nomination which i think would fracture the party. jason: in florida's primary rubio lost in every county except miami-dade. >> talking about your weather for friday and the weekend. there is so much going on. jason: this one, it looks like the weather is going to be warm but there could be some shower activity. let's get the forecast. >> that is exactly right. warm again today. this morning actually if you're heading out, just a couple of degrees lower
morning. it actually feels kind of nice out there. we're motte seeing low clouds or fog but fog still a possibility as some locations are getting a little bit closer to 100% relatively humidity, not necessarily in and around orlando but over melbourne, daytona. 64 in sanford, 63 in melbourne and 65 degrees in lake land. a lot of high cloud cover. we've enhanced the imagery to show that. showers over the gulf of mexico. midday today north of the i-4 corridor a spotty shower or two. as you go into the late amp and evening hours, maybe more rain coming off the sea breeze. we are headed back up into the middle 80's again. temperatures will continue to be warmer than typical for this time of year. jason: no jacket as we get ready to head to the car but are you going to be delayed? >> not so much.
up road work on i-4 at the 528. wide open east and westbound. the same thing on 408 downtown orlando. we had construction by the i-4 on ramp. that's no longer there. i-4 at maitland boulevard things looking pretty good. we're up to speend moving on quite nicely. take the 408 westbound, the on ramp there from orange avenue is closed. the new ramp from division avenue is the way you're going to take. jason: scott kelly's
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jason: welcome back to sunrise. 5:44. we've got our camera pointed in the direction of winter park where studios are located. in orange county right new, this spot, 68 degrees. we have a huge weekend with the art fest on park avenue getting going this morning continuing through sunday. we've got details of all those weekend activities for you and how the
up as we check your first alert weather in a few minutes here on sunrise. >> a car slammed through the front doors of a south florida pizzaria. surveillance video shows the s.u.v. turning into the parking lot of a downtown pizza place wednesday night. the driver keeps on going and crashes right through the restaurant. the car hit two people, a man and his fiancee who you saw in that video. they were rushed to the hospital but they are expected to be okay. officials say the driver just lost control. jason: the international space station is about to get a little more crowded. michelle: these are the three new crew members getting ready to head there tonight and that includes a nasa astronaut about to become america's most experienced space traveler. >> brett, he's going to beat the record that scott kelly just set. >> this is astronaut next williams. he's
on russia's soyuz rocket headed for the international space station. williams will be joined by two cosmonauts on the trip. the group tweeting out a photo last night. this is going to be williams' fourth mission into space. when he finishes his six months he's going to have a total of 534 career days in space beating scott kelly's current record of 520. the grandfather says he is prepared for the upcoming trip. >> i feel very prepared to go. i am very confident that my crew mates are prepared and ready to go, and we're looking forward to a great mission. >> the soyuz is expected to
hours after a lawmpleg. kelly will maintain one record, though. >> that 340 days, nobody is touching that for a little while. >> the volusia county police force will be out dealing with spring break crowd. they are learning about problems that have to be dealt with so far. 220 arrests in the last week and wednesday an officer got a dislocated shoulder during a confrontation with college students. they say students are trashing the beach. >> this weekend spring breakers are going to be out. officers in central florida want to make sure all of us enjoy all the festivities safely. osceola county is announcing they'll be putting out extra deputies look for drunk drivers, focusing on kissimmee. around the attractions by the country music festival. volusia is
patrol that has to do with the spring breaker crowd. michelle: we like to put pressure on the meteorologist on friday. >> just sunny and 77. this is my weekend as well. but we are talking about a little bit of rain in the forecast for today and tomorrow, but sunday is going to be magnificent. that's the way things like in daytona. that's the view in orlando. but the conditions in daytona, 71 degrees, so holding on to fairly mild conditions right now. the rest of central florida cooler than yesterday. 67 in leesburg, 68 in the villages, 68 degrees in cocoa beach. 65 degrees in winter haven. we're talking about a fair amount of cloud cover. on first alert we have enhanced the clouds. as we go through the day we're going to see filtered sunlight out there. the other thing we're watching closely, this moisture streaming in off
as it hits the coastline it tends to fall apart. we have this opportunity for wet weather streaming in. there's heavier storms passing to the south of pensacola. actually passing to the south of panama city beach. those showers may impact our northern forecast during the afternoon hours much like what we saw yesterday, storms that moved across marion and flagler and volusia county. the same front that was down across i-10 yesterday is sort of wig geld its way across southern parts of georgia. that's one of the reasons why we're paring rain chances back. this area in green, north and west of i-4, perhaps a 30% to 40% chance of getting rain on the ground. south of i-4 closer to a 20% chance. everyone should be warm with temperatures in the mid 80's. first alert future cast has showers pushing across through midday and into the afternoon. better
northern counties keeping cloud cover around pretty much all day long. around the i-4 corridor, sanford, orlando, once we get into the heat of the day that is when thunderstorms are expected to bubble up. mid 80's, warmer than typical by 7 or 8 degrees. winter park arts festival, baseball at espn, the jazz fest, music festival. spotty showers today, saturday as well, sunday, however, is looking fantastic. i'll show you that with bay hill. morning rain, 78 degrees sunday afternoon. beach and boating forecasters, winds will eventually come onshore. a high rip current threat. 7-day forecast, spring sunday morning with a great-looking forecast. jason: 5:50. quiet roads. i-4 in seminole county looking perfect. we have westbound on the left side
michelle: 5:54. happy friday to you. we're taking you live to daytona beach where the current temperature is 71 degrees. clearly we're waking up warm today and a little bit sticky like yesterday. the rest of the area in a more comfortable zone, in the mid 60's. we'll check in with dave in a minute. he'll tell you how warm we'll get today. >> this weekend is going to be the first chance to see the ladies of the orlando pride in action. michelle: the team is heading to melbourne on saturday for it's first preseason game against eastern florida game college. the match is free. the pride will be training today in sanford.
will be an away gape on april 17 against portland. jason: the orlando city lions are waking up in new york city this morning to face against new york f.c. the lions are still looking to grab their first win of the season having tied their last two games. today's match starts at yankee stadium. michelle: from the field to the court, the magic welcome the cavs looking to pick up their first win in series. the cavs won six straight in the series. jason: i haven't seen any of these movies yet. once they make their escape they have to decide who to trust in order to save humanity. it's pg-13. jason: miracles from
fighting for her daughter who has a rare disease. it is rated pg. jason: midnight special is a father on the run trying to protect his son who has unusual powers. this film is pg-13. in our next hour, a major change to the morning commute along i-4. michelle: alex is live with what we're working on for 6:00. alex: if you're driving downtown this morning, you're going to want to pay close attention. this popular 408 westbound ramp is no more. i'll tell you how it's going to affect your commute. >> days after an historic lake county home catches fire a family is grieving the loss of their son. next at 6:00, how the community is pulling together to support them. jason: coming up, the 6:00 hour starts to get things busy on i-4. >> an interesting morning, cooler for some inland, a little warmer at the coast
in brevard county we may see follow forming in a short time. a beautiful morning. a little bit of cloud cover out there. we'll continue to watch that and a slight chance for a shower or two as we work into the afternoon hours. eventually a rumble of thunder in the afternoon forecast. by the end of the weekend lots and lots of sunshine. friday temperatures in the middle 80's. michelle: thank you, dave. stick around. we're coming up with new stories in our next hour.
first alert forecast jason: right now it's 6:00. a traffic change for the downtown orlando commute. michelle: what difference there is for drivers who take the 408. >> an nfl player in serious condition after a motorcycle accident. what police are saying led to the collision. jason: thanks for waking up with the wesh 2 news team on your friday morning. we're going to help you rise and shine. with all the activities happening this weekend, people will like the forecast. michelle: and i'm michelle imperato.