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channel 11 -- trend 11 -- live from the station taking action for you, this is abc action news. this morning, a young man struck and killed while riding his bike. the answers loved ones are waiting on. cashing in on cannabis. the jobs that may open in the medical marijuana field and the turning some local people are already doing although it is not legalized. first, breaking news. we're running tonight that the supreme court justice has died. the 79-year-old died in his sleep last night after a day of quail hunting at a ranch.
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justice on the supreme court. appointed by president reagan in 1996. we're also following news in hernando county where a brush fire has broken out.>> crews shut down both legs of highway 19 to the citrus county line. it just reopened minutes ago. we are told that the fire stretched 40 acres in a heavily wooded area. it appears no buildings are at risk right now but they have evacuated. tonight, remembering a bicyclist that was killed by a hit-and-run driver. >> it has been two weeks and police are still trying to find the driver involved in the accident and who fled the scene.>> terra -- kira joins us live.
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that cyclist was riding along the boulevard when the accident happened. 26th and eighth street when a car hit the backside -- between sixth and eighth street when a car hit the backside here the car is a late-model silver toyota corolla which would have been heavily damaged on the right fender and headlight. but the driver did take off from the scene of the accident and police have not been able to locate that driver ever since the crash first happened. his funeral was held earlier today individual will be underway right here at the crash scene in just about an hour. family and friends pleading that the driver -- anyone who may have information, come forward. reporting live in sarasota, abc action news . developing in hillsboro county, an investigation is underway after a man's body was
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waiting to find out who that man is and why he died. deputies received several 911 calls about some type of altercation in a parking lot. and they arrived, they found the victim. there is no information on a suspect or suspects at this time but detectives leave the victim knew the killer or killers. >> we're just conducting interviews and trying to identify the person but we felt strongly that we have strong leads in this.>> we will continue to follow the story and bring you updates on the identity or suspect information. police are looking for the man accused of shooting three students including one from manatee county. they say lamont austell got into a fight over night in daytona beach and started shooting. one of the victims, a football player, died at the hospital. one of the surviving victims was shot in the back and is
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a crackdown on prostitution and dallas county lands said people behind bars. five men and five women during this bust. seven are facing prostitution related charges and the other charges are for different offenses. these warrants were mainly in the east gateway area of the city and many stems from complaints by people living and working in the area. now, the most accurate weather team in florida. abc action weather. do you feel that cold front believe it or not, a cold front dropped through this morning and it is going to drop our temperatures tonight. but for right now, we're just things are clearing up on titan doppler radar. you can look closely and see those clouds drop through. but nothing in the way of rain. 61 in zephyrhills and 61 in
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not much of an effect of a cold front there but the winds have changed coming out of the north, northwest between 10 and 70 miles an hour giving us a little bit of a chill in the overnight as the skies remain pretty much crystal clear. down to 44 by the time we kicked back the covers on valentines morning. that is the last chill we will see for a while. i will let you know how warm is going to get into the work week. class was in session today for about two dozen people interested in cashing in on cannabis. as jake deiters and choses, some businesses are preparing for the possible legalization of medical marijuana.>> reporter: joe has never smoked pot. >> i'm not on the party and of it that most people think. >> reporter: but he is very much for medical marijuana. he believes that could affect his mother, patricia, who was
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>> i am absolutely sure. i have seen other people from other states that say my mom would be alive today. >> reporter: the group is holding educational forum all across the state. >> we are talking to him about what has been established thus far in florida, what we can anticipate and what they need to do to plan to position themselves accordingly, to monetize. >> reporter: he says there are jobs that will come if florida were legalizes medical marijuana. >> a bud tender is someone who is making sure that the right medicine goes to the right patients. >> reporter: he owns properties and if legalized, who would like to add a dispensary to his portfolio. >> i want to help patients. i want to help people like my mother. >> reporter: and pot brings a huge profit. nearly half in the country already legalizing medical marijuana, these are planning
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>> nothing is set in stone until it is voted on. the medical marijuana initiative was narrowly shot down in 2014 but supporters will have another chance. us representative, kathy castor is leaving a congressional trip to the island nation. she as well as six other lawmakers took off her tampa this morning. they are encouraging cuba to take off week us companies that want to bill offices and well houses -- and warehouses there -- build offices and warehouses there. >> that will also have the benefit of creating jobs in cuba. and helping our american
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>> -- for those in the market for a new job, we are taking action for you. we have a full list of jobs on our website. type in abc -- jobsites. bee attacks are already ramping up hours before the gop debate. ahead, some candidates are facing off and what makes this
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in democracy 2016, six republican candidates will turn on their southern charm tonight.
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the first time the candidates have squared off since the new hampshire primary and since the gop field has gotten much smaller, donald trump is watching blistering attacks sue him. marco rubio hopes to rise again. john kasich comes off a strong second-place finish in new hampshire. the first primary for republicans in south carolina is one week from today. more to that email controversy surrounding hillary clinton. the us state department releasing more than 550 of clinton's work related documents today. the bulk of them, her emails. we are from her time as secretary of state. she has been fighting accusations that you put national security at risk and also say this is -- they also say this is a calculated attempt to smear her. all the emails will be released
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annual eliminated not parade, one of the biggest fundraisers of the year. the group is dedicated to historic preservation. and the host of divorce court, the prey goes down seventh avenue starting at 7 pm. still to come, love notes for those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. a valentine event that has helped families of our soldiers -- of fallen soldiers. while this was badly needed, so was the plalay of
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families for fallen servicemen and women pay tribute. >> the outreach services hosting operation love letters. family members gather in tampa to remember soldiers who gave the ultimate said/. -- the ultimate sacrifice. operation love letter started four years ago in orlando and has now been held in 16 places
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most accurate weather team in florida. abc action weather. bill logan joins us now and it's going to be a chilly you notice that cold front >> yes. >> hardly. >> look at the sunset out there at the mainsail beach. dutiful conditions. skies have cleared out. and we're right at that point at sunset. maybe i'll just shut up and watch the sun go down like everybody else. maybe i better get to the forecast. it is a gorgeous day. gorgeous all day across the bay area but it is going to be chilly tonight. and that is because we had that dry front that drop through. and a warming trend into the work week with temperatures
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looking back at the almanac, we get a high of 72 today. dead on for the normal. it really got warm and the overnight low was 59 before that front came through. the normal low for this day about 54 degrees. no rain on the gauge despite the fact that the front came through. 59 in tampa and st. petersburg. clearwater at 37 degrees. winds out of the northwest between five and 12 miles an hour. a little cooler of to the north -- up to the north. but the really cold weather is going to be coming in from the planes and down from the northeast. if you have been watching anything of social media over the past couple of days, you know that folks from baltimore, washington, all the way up to new england are getting braced for negative integers as they go into the night. definitely, a snuggle night for
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appalachian area and through new england. there could be some snow from st. louis to the shenandoah valley. 19 for a high tomorrow or new york. a little warmer in atlanta although they did not get very warm today. 40. 71 four dallas. still rainy and chilly -- for dallas. still rainy and chilly in san francisco. miami is going to be chilly when that cold front pushes through. we have another reinforcing cold front that may bring showers late monday into tuesday but for tomorrow, expect breezy conditions out of the north and we will start to see that northeast, basically, southeast wind help to warm us up but overnight tonight, clear skies and north winds, we will get down to 44 degrees. 43 for palm harbor. 42 for crystal river and spring hill and there is a chance of widely
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those temperatures dipped down. it is not going to be a cold, cold night but it is going to be on the chilly side. have about that parade tonight! kicking off just a couple of minutes from now, 7:00. 56 degrees. 57 degrees as they get that parade going down seventh avenue and tomorrow, very nice. it is going to be sunny and breezy and looking for a high of 68 degrees on valentine's day. overnight tonight, the water is going to be about 58 in the gulf and northwest -- north winds at 15 to 20. 3 to 5 foot seas and a moderate chop in the bay. the sun is up at 6:19. here's a look at your most accurate seven day forecast. let showers sunday into tuesday. and you see the warming trend in the middle and late part of next week.
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months left of the regular season so a lot can still happen with a very crowded eastern conference in the nhl and that is why last night's overtime win came at the right time. the lightning kept pace in the standings earning two big points but still found themselves stuck in the middle of that big race. good news from last night's game. 26 ticks left and we tie the game with mark justice. second goal in the last several games. the winning goal just 64 seconds in the extra frame. it ends a two-game losing streak. >> it is a big confidence day. one of the hardest things to do is to get out of it when you're
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it's easier to stand than -- we just rolled off of it. >> we dug deep and we found a way and hopefully, this gets us over the hump.>> the boston bruins beat the minnesota wild this afternoon. tampa bay in the second to last playoff spot with just one point ahead of pittsburgh. both off today and face those tomorrow. >> we had -- we head to the diamond. the boys in blue will make the trek down to fort charlotte for their temporary home. the pitchers and catchers report next sunday. earlier in the week, about a dozen or so made -- workout in front of the media. cash his second year at the helm. i caught up with him earlier
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comfortable heading into spring training this time there. >> the comfort is because of relationship you build all year long and you have little bit of debtor understanding. you don't know everything and i i don't think you ever will but the relationships with the players, thecoaches and just being one year more familiar with what takes place at bring training. >> remember, pitchers and catchers report in a week from tomorrow and four days later, position players following a first full squad workout on the 26th. the nationals on march 2 and its opening day on last year's american league champs. toronto blue jays. mike's first season at the helm has been a little bit of a surprising -- a little bit surprising. a rebuild. a cam and a half behind first- place kentucky in the secretary standings.
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a tough start. one for seven from the field. dorie and kenny smith knocks down the three. come on allen gets the board and it goes coast-to-coast and he finishes a fast-break off with a beautiful first layup the gators tie it at 8. leading 27-23 at the half. stay tuned.
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a really nice-looking night tonight. we will look for an overnight low. snuggle alert! >>[ laughter ]just in time for valentine's day. >> just in time. 69 degrees for your valentine's day
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going to warm up. >> thank you so much for
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welcome to "world news tonight." breaking news. supreme court justice antonin scalia has died. the longest-serving justice on the nation's high court, a towering conservative figure known for his blistering dissents, his strict interpretation of the constitution. the court and the conservative movement suffering a huge loss. team coverage tonight. and good evening. thank you for joining us on this saturday. i'm tom llamas. and we do begin with that breaking news. supreme court justice antonin scalia has died. justice scalia was the longest-serving justice on the high court. appointed by president ronald reagan back in 1986.


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