tv Eyewitness News This Morning 530am ABC February 24, 2016 5:30am-6:00am EST
5:30 am. that is the weather front headed our way. you see the strong band of green moving across the state that could bring rough weather. stay whether aware. of tornado warning issued in marion and sumter county. >> tornado watch it. >> tornado watch. i'm sorry. but let's get over to certified meteorologist brian shields for the latest. >> possibility of tornado
there are no warnings right now. there is that tornado watch for marion and sumter county this may be expanded to include the rest as we go throughout the morning hours again for the potential of severe weather. it is one of those days to have our weather app with you and warnings and severe thunderstorm warnings because you may have a go on off -- you may have a go off. rain and storms to the west. a classic el nio set up stretching back to the gulf of mexico. this will move in west to east as we go throughout the morning into the early afternoon. we will not wait until late in the day. north florida and south georgia one warning up for them. the best storm warning for them to give us an idea of the potential of the system. 60s and 70s is why, it is warm and will be very warm today windy as well. get a line of rain and storms. here is the timeframe for us.
into our western zones. that is where we see the western tier rain storm gusty winds and if you don't have any warnings, we will see heavy rain at times and gusty winds. late morning early afternoon, 10:00-2:00 spreading across i 4 when the strong whether a cross i 4 and after that sliding to the east coast, eastern zones, southeastern zones, brevard county for example 2:00-4:00 and after that it will be leaving the patient the coming up we go over the severe weather threats for the day ahead. keeping an eye on the storms in the gulf and updating future track right now and show you the line of storms as it was by. 5:52 am. >> of tornadoes swept through the panhandle damaging homes in pensacola. we showed you some damage from the storm that blew over a semi- shutting parts of i 10 down for hours. >> janai norman watching for the states out of escambia county and thousands do not
>> reporter: at last check, more than 6000 people without power from tuesday storms. i counted 8 roads closed until power lines and debris are cleared. checking on twitter, the damage in the panhandle after storms rolled through tuesday night. since we came on the air i found these pictures showing how strong the winds were from the confirmed tornado that touched down in pensacola. a tree was uprooted in a semi- blown over shutting down part of i 10 for two hours. homes were plan in the early morning hours. we told you apartment complex caught the brunt of the storm. we learned two dozen units were destroyed and residents were evacuated and many of them taking shelter at churches opening their doors overnight. the national weather service issued more than 20 alerts for florida overnight.
weather updates on twitter out of the panhandle and we will let you know as we get more worth of damage. over to certified meteorologist brian shields and to check roads. >> i 4, 436, we've had spot of construction here with lanes blocked in both directions but it looks like they have picked up the cones blocking the left families. 417, we have a ramp closure. southbound ramp 408) construction get off at colonial drive or curry ford if you need to go eastbound. breaking news in volusia county. >> students waking up to warning a bethune-cookman university. >> the suspect in two shootings near the campus is wanted. kimberly eiten live in daytona beach. officers searched overnight for the gunmen. >> reporter: the search continues this morning for the
year near sheridan road and again blocks away hitting two people finlay park the bcu into lockdown. students were alerted to stay inside as police launched a manhunt 1 mile away before midnight after reports of gunfire as sheridan and wilson avenue with one person hit. two minutes later, a second report a more than fire and another victim near cypress park. we told -- are told that happened outside of the athletics league center. alerts getting a timeline of what happened after the gunshots. officers set up a perimeter between palmetto avenue in victory road eventually breaking down the search merely two hours later with no arrest. the shooter this morning, we are asking for more information on the suspect and victims. there have been 13 bcu student's shot in the last year. most off-campus. my first question the police
to the school other than how close gunfire came to campus. volusia county, kimberly eiten, eyewitness news this morning. attorneys for orange county millionaire convicted of killing his wife and try to get him out of prison after a judge granted him a new trial. bob ward is serving 30 years for shooting and killing his wife back in 2011. last year, he argued he had ineffective counsel because his lawyer did not object to this video of him in a holding cell. >> in my estimation the have a strong case without the comments on his right to remain silent. >> his attorney is asking for bond saying his client is presumed invalid -- benefit and should remain free. state filed an appeal. has asked questions about how a school resource officer handled a fight and in orange county middle school. >> the officer used a taser to break up a fight monday and would like middle school in apopka. we spoke with a postpartum --)
everything right. taser should not be used on students. >> i do not think at any point you should have to take the child. i believe an adult strong enough. >> to go students arrested in the fight arrest report show only 1 shot by the taser after disobeying the officers orders. the officer stated the probes on the device were never released. nc state to present they had any leads in the search for an semitruck driver who hit a 60-year-old woman and took off. sky witness 9 flew over the scene at the corner of sam lake road and kings point hwy. and kings point hwy. troopers say the truck driver ran over three semesters as she waited across the street. they say the driver initially stopped and drove off when paramedics arrived. at last check, that is listed in serious but stable condition. apple expected to tell a judge this week the fight with the fbi over iphone encryption should be handled in congress and not by the courts. protesters across the country rallied yesterday in support of apple.
giant to ask -- to unlock the phone of san bernardino shooters syed farook. doing so would set it dangerous president and put iphone and ipad users everything the data breach. shares of report shows nothing appeared in place for supreme court justice antonin scalia found dead. the late justice found dead in his texas week. three pillows were stacked to lift his head. they say one covered his eyes but did not appear to affect his breathing. they also said is that covers did not show any signs of a struggle. you will soon see more of their proof transcends and sumter county part. county commissioners agreed to spend $73,000 and 81 the trash cans. they will spread out among 10 parts of the bear management area. there were only 12 spread out among free. >> reporter: before. lake apopka, a push to clean up the district.
they say it is because of several restoration projects aimed at improving the water. lake apopka is the fourth largest lake in florida. you will still be able to hop on another cruise out of port canaveral. carnival cruise lines magic ship is set to debut at the port in april. first going through a multimillion dollar drydock where crews and dining, renovations. the ship sails from texas and will make port canaveral the new home in april beginning year-round departures to the caribbean. melbourne residents will have to drive more carefully after being thrown off by a major traffic project. lee would force community located off of what the world -- located off of over road. they will make improvements. drivers said they did not realize it until they were were forced to turn into a residential neighborhood. the city considering adding additional signs and closures.
checking weather and traffic every 10 minutes. >> certified meteorologist brian shields and severe weather center 9 . this band caused damage north. >> dry now. satellite and radar picture. off to the west, online of rain and storms will raise and throughout the morning was very gusty winds with it. severe weather threat again for us including almost all of the yellow shading. we have the risk of severe storms and that is why we are here to keep you posted. throughout the day, we watch out for the line of rain and storms arriving this morning to the early afternoon, a warm day. things will go downhill later in the day is a morrow county late morning i should say through midday. was he a better chance for storms. -- in seminole county. have the severe weather app with you today. you could set the alerts on your phone to exactly what you want.
it's not annoying. toggle on tornado warnings for today. coming up, i updated future track and i'll show you a line of rain and storms as it moves in. >> far away eastbound before -- 408 eastbound, troopers are on the scene. and an exit for 17 shut down for construction 417. christmas, state road 520 e. of colonial drive with westbound lanes blocked off. take taylor creek wrote to colonial drive. central florida attraction opening gates for free. why free admission will save millions.
5:44 am. breaking news for updates out of the panhandle where tornado went through overnight knocking down power for 6000. eyewitness news this morning janai norman is -- janai norman showing us the damage. not many reports of injuries so that is good. >> getting updates from escambia county officials outlining damage they are saying, road closures in areas that caught the worst of the storms. we are not single. >> reporter: of injuries. we know a semi truck driver was injured when the wftv.com blew over his truck and i can shutting down the road for a couple of hours. officials report two dozen units at the apartments were destroyed and residents were evacuated but no reported injuries. continuing to get updates in the newsroom showing where the storm flattened home to over -- homes overnight uprooting trees, we will keep you updated
dozens of residences operation will wake up to darkness this morning as the blue tarps or plywood over the windows. condos and leaky roofs causing damage. residents say this is not a problem. residents living celebration town center condos tell me they have been dealing with leaks and water damage for years. homeowners are responsible for damage to individual units but the owner of the building, lex and capital is responsible for fixing damage to the outside of the condos. but now lex and wants residents to take assessment fees which is part of the contract they signed. some residents, that could be $30,000. >> another wonderful view. it is all boarded up dark as night. i do not think i should have to pay. i don't think anyone should. >> braxton released a statement saying it's not fair to blame them for the problems and they will share was really with condo owners. orange county school
meetings to discuss new grades which were released last week based off of the controversial fsa test. school officials will hold nine meetings to explain to parents how grading has changed. for a list of the meeting times click on web links on the home page. testing for this year's fsa test starts next week for students of a central florida. state officials say they hope to avoid the problems they saw last year. the education department says it is fixed bugs, tested the system, have students take practice exams. leaders is a morrow county are trying to stay optimistic but they say they are ready -- seminole county have already noticed issues. let us know what you think. it is on the home page. controlled burn out-of- control in volusia county sending flames.
burn a couple of yards away from homes. checking for hotspots last night. attracted used to contain the fire got stuck and no one was hurt. waiting to hear what caused the fire spreading of the deltona. officials say the fires started close to the tom hoffman park. no one was hurt in that either. this is usually the time of the year you start to see more burns but we have been getting rain. >> so wet with el nio pattern every four or five days with the front and we had one today and this will be on the strong side with the threat of severe weather. tornado watch again up. crawling at the top of the screen. for marion and sumter. basically for all intents and purposes it is for all of us. a line of rain and storms vigorous, lightning and the
the day moving into the western tier and a couple of hours. tornado watch up until 10 am, marion, sumter county may be expected to include -- expanded to include the rest of us. to look out for the tornado threat today. isolated tornado winds is a big factor and winds over 50 mile an hour and pockets of heavy rain will also move in. 60s, 70s and on the warm side today. winds of the south gusty ahead of the storm system moving in. conditions go down hill with the rain and storms arriving today. 6 am, western zones already saying rain and 9 am you see how it moves in and you see from 9:00-10:00-11:00 cross i 4, gusty winds as this line starts to work in west to east and we move through slowly by
storms around and the outlook by 1:00 and through the evening hours, we start to see clearing out. 3:00, favoring the eastern sections and then by the evening, stopping at 5:00, we will start to see clearing conditions at that point. 5:00, watching for leftover showers and storms in brevard county parts of osceola and that will be it. a lot of sunshine moving into the forecast. storms arriving today, strong to severe temperatures around 81 we showed you the motion and the timeframe. temperatures 70s and 80s depending on where you are been -- where you are. rain brett brown the day. -- rain threat going throughout the day. cold behind the front. 50s on the way by the time i see you tomorrow morning. it will be chilly and we get the payoff. tomorrow, lots of sun in the forecast temperatures in the 60s for highs. five-day forecast where the weekend is always in view watching out for severe weather
sunshine through the weekend friday and saturday in the 60s and sundays a few 70s around nothing but sunshine for the forecast. the rain just started to work into the western tier. we will have an update and go over the threat at the top of the hour. 5:50 am. looking at a crash with deneige. >> state road 520 e. of colonial drive blocking westbound lanes. if you want to take an alternate you make it through. taylor creek rd. to close up with tried to get you around. colonial, no issues east or westbound. normally spot of construction but not today. up to speak to the area. a candidate for orange county commission has an arrest record coming up what he says the record should not stop people from voting for him. what a local teenager is doing to inspire fellow students to excel in
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today's -- to go days later and the letter says parts to fix the car were unavailable. >> offering people of the cars until you can take care of the problem. >> chrysler says they will send customers a follow-up letter with a new parts were available. so far, seven accidents two injuries due to the problem. santa said they have new information about what caused a takata brand airbags to explode in florida. independent testing coalition testing erects the last year. a combination of moisture mixed with ammonium nitrate compound used in the bags makes them likely to explode. they found takata inflator assembly may allow moisture to see been under humid conditions. overnight, federal lawsuit has been filed against two of florida's largest power companies challenging nearly $2 billion in fees charged to
that the lawsuit filed monday against florida power and my and duke energy. claiming a 2006 law imposing fees for nuclear projects is unconstitutional. osceola county, a new group of phones cameras are targeting residents in kissimmee claimed to be with the kissimmee utility authority. the company says they are received reports of customers giving calls -- getting calls from phony agent. the person claims the customer owes money and they must pay our they will lose service. one customer already lost $1200. if you are looking for a new job, more than 30 employees from several industries will be a job fair in orlando this morning. job news usa is hosting the fair doubletree resort near sea world at 10 am this morning. organizers say applicants should dress professionally and they want to make sure to remind you that you cannot bring children to the event. a link is on the website to register for the job fair, click on the web links button on the wftv homepage.
few hours you can get into the holy land experience for free but if you plan to go, give yourself extra time. thousands have flocked to the attraction causing backups along i 4. hundreds of people usually have to be turned away once the park fills up. the parks charity they allows it to keep tax exempt religious status pick the park opens at 10:00. we have a better look at three of saturn's moons thanks to new pictures taken by nasa's kissimmee spacecrafts. these moons say the largest of the three moons is about the size of the state of arizona. nasa says they have found 62 moons orbiting saturn but 53 have officially been named. >> you are so smart. one student has created a way to get her classmates incentive to get the grades. >> she started a clothing store called sharks closet.
clothes with credits they earn for getting good grades and having good behavior. >> it is possible for anyone to make a difference in the community whether opening a store like this or going out and volunteering. >> the store gets help from the faculty along with plato's closet who donates the clothing. >> good for her. following breaking news this morning in volusia county. >> reporter: crime scene tape is up after two shootings with two victims and no arrests. coming up the warning for bcu student this morning after gunfire near campus. we are tracking severe weather. new information about recovery efforts in the florida panhandle after a tornado struck there overnight.
breaking on eyewitness news this morning, overnight, people in the panhandle had to take cover from a twister that damaged homes and not out power leaping family standing in the rain. tracking the line as it was south now already putting parts of central florida under a tornado watch. >> wrecking overnight, a drive- by shooting -- breaking overnight, a drive-by shooting sending 4 people to the hospital. what police are telling us about the search for the gunmen who got away.