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pressure on sidewalks... enjoy all of our classic footlongs for just $6 each. provided by u.s. captioning company.] >> matt: now at 6:00, it's called the heroin hotline. a major drug bust in a primary tourist district. first, though, seaworld admits to spying on animal activists. today, seaworld confessed for the first time one of its employees posed as an activist to spy on its critics. this is news 6 at 6:00. i'm matt austin. >> lisa: i'm lisa bell. news 6 investigator mike deforest is looking into this matter. seaworld says it will no longer do something like this, right? >> reporter: that's what they told investors today. seaworld has made a lot of enemies in recent years and claims they have received a lot of threats, but they said they
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threats by spying owe n opponents. today seaworld admitted that certain employees had posed as animal rights activists as part of the company's security procedures. mccomb was put on administrative leave after seaworld's new c.e.o. ordered an internal investigation. mccomb is now back on the job, according to seaworld. in a statement, seaworld president and c.e.o. said, quote, "we recognize the need to ensure that all of our security and other activities align with our core values and ethical standards." seaworld officials would not tell us whether any of those spy operations occurred here in central florida or just how many employees were involved. but their statement indicates it
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>> lisa: mike deforest, thank you. an update on a breaking news alert. a house fire is now out and everyone is okay. sky 6 flew over the fire on gene drive this evening in orange county. firefighters put out the flames and are now investigating what started this. the people inside the home, made it out safely. >> matt: heroin sold by phone on the tourist district on i-drive. amanda castro is following the story and joins us live now. federal investigators say these guys actually called their customers to set up the deals, right? >> reporter: that's right. the u.s. attorney says they called it the heroin hotline. they would call their customers to decide where and when to meet to make the deal. federal investigators say 12 people made up la compania, or
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a drug organization that sold heroin to people along i-drive. >> they have no respect for the law or human decency. it's the money that drives them. >> reporter: they made $3.5 million a year, selling a kilogram of heroin per week. to set up the deal, they had their customers call a heroin hotline. >> these people are very busy. >> reporter: changing the number every few months so they wouldn't get caught. undercover agents investigates the company almost two years, putting cameras inside the tattoo and basher shop on i-drive where they operated from. >> we want you to move to
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we're going to use the full authority of our government to ensure the individuals who choose to engage in illegal narcotics trafficking, that they will go to jail. >> reporter: authorities tell me this bust was part of an even larger drug trafficking operation. they couldn't say anything other than that, just that it was time to take these guys off the streets. >> matt: amanda castro, thank you. >> lisa: tonight, what happened to a missing newborn girl remains a mystery. orlando police say the baby willow case is now more of an investigation rather than a search. detectives say they're developing leads, hoping to find more places to search for the missing baby. police already searched a pond near the willow bend apartment complex where police say the child's mother most likely gave birth earlier this month. susan richardson will not tell police what happened to the baby girl. she remains in jail on aggravated child neglect
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>> matt: well, it is clear but windy. spacex says it's keeping a close eye on those winds ahead of tonight's launch. news 6 reporter justin warmoth is back out at cape canaveral where the falcon9 rocket is scheduled to launch within the hour now. any word on if this thing could get scrubbed again? >> reporter: everything is looking good so far out here. still an 80% chance of favorable weather at the cape canaveral air force station. the falcon9 rocket is on the pad right now, off in the distance here. it's on the pad and ready to go. everything is looking good so far. no technical issues being reported with the rocket so far. officials say they're monitoring both ground level and upper level winds. here's a look at what the falcon9 rocket is taking into orbit. it's a satellite from the company s.e.s., providing 22 million folks in asia high-speed internet and high definition tv. officials will tell you getting the satellite into outer space is their primary mission but not
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they're going to try to land part of the rocket on this floating barge some 400 miles off the coast of brevard county. spacex has tried this before, three times in fact, but those attempts have all failed. spacex says it doesn't see this one succeeding either. another live look at the rocket on the pad, really is a beautiful night for a launch out here. the wind is still a concern. the launch window opens at 6:46. spacex has until 8:23, more than an hour and a half to get the rocket off the ground. if it goes, you can watch it here on news 6 and our website at, powered by news 6. >> matt: justin live for us, thank you. moving up the east coast of volusia county there where news 6 continues to pinpoint your forecast. >> lisa: news 6 meteorologist candace campos is traveling around central florida. she's made stops in lake mary and orange city. she's now in de land pinpointing the weather. how's it out there right now?
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pinpoint weather app before i went on to find out exactly what the temperature was, and, boom, right there it is. 60 degrees where i'm standing in beautiful de land, right across the street from stetson university. the humidity is at 38%. a very beautiful evening, if you don't mind the cool weather and the breeze. the breeze right now, 17 miles per hour, straight from the west. you can have the pinpoint weather app in the palm of your hand. just search wkmg in the app store. yes, it's a gorgeous day. we were pinpointing all around town for today. our last stop is here in de land. the winds are continuing to pick up. we'll continue to stay relatively breezy for folks out here in de land. let's pinpoint your forecast right down to street level. overnight lows tonight, only down into the upper 40's. then starting to drop more into 48 degrees by 1, 2:00. look at what tomorrow has to offer. temperatures quickly warming up, only in the mid to low 60's. it's going to be a bit cooler than today.
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weather, really get out there and enjoy it. >> matt: another zika case confirmed in central florida. the department of health says three people have the virus in orange county. that brings the total number of zika cases in central florida to six. there have been 35 reported cases of the mosquito-borne illness statewide, including three pregnant women. state leaders won't say where the women live. so far, all florida cases are travel related. >> lisa: one argument turns into a medical emergency. >> matt: and one man jumped into action to save another guy's life. he's being called a hero for his determination. ahead, meet the local investigator who is now our getting results award winner. >> lisa: and it's a case that gripped the nation. tomorrow marks four years since trayvon martin died. who honored him today, next. >> remember, news 6 is always on, your
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>> matt: four years ago tomorrow, trayvon martin died. >> lisa: today, civil rights attorney benjamin crump honored the teen before his colleagues. he walked into the bar during the downtown luncheon in orlando. he talked about black history month and improving community police relations. he says it all started with martin. >> in the aftermath of trayvon martin, we've seen so much where we have unarmed people of color being killed and we have visual physical evidence in the way of surveillance videos that people are saying we have to do something about this. we cannot continue to try to sweep their deaths under the rug. i think it all started with
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>> lisa: the sanford teen was shot and killed in 2012 by former neighborhood watch volunteer george zimmerman who was acquitted of second-degree murder charges. crump represents martin's family. a man's heart stops beating, he hits the pavement and no one around knows what to do. >> matt: until one hero stepped in and saved a life. this took one phony meeting and one special circumstance to make this week's getting results award a reality. >> i've been doing this job almost 19 years. >> matt: hundreds of used cars. 84 keys. and two computer screens can certainly complicate your day. >> try to put my priorities a little bit higher. before it was work, work, work. >> it's what you find under his desk that keeps things in perspective.
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died and they brought me back. >> matt: last april, someone stole tools from the dealership where mark works. mark tracked the man down to this papa john's parking lot. there was an argument. then mark collapsed. >> there were a dozen people standing around my body when i was gone. nobody knew what to do. nobody knew c.p.r. >> when you see resuscitation is going on, it looks bad. i didn't think he was going to make it. >> matt: this is where we find this week's getting results award winner. jeff ashton arranged a fake meeting. so we could surprise investigator tony doss. you were nominated because you saved a life. thank you so much for doing that. you see, tony was driving by
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>> it didn't look right. >> matt: and with the keen eye of an investigator, tony pulled into the parking lot and immediately started c.p.r. the payment was so hot it seared his legs as tony continued compressions for 20 minutes. tony's hands, the only thing keeping mark's heart pumping. >> if he didn't know c.p.r., we wouldn't be talking right now. >> matt: and why did tony know exactly what to do? because two years earlier -- >> my son, he was 20 and his heart stopped with no prior warnings. >> matt: and a nurse who happened to be nearby saved his son, damon, saved his life. >> someone needs help, and that's what we do. >> matt: the two men have met a few times since the incident. they had lunch and mark presented tony with a superman cape because he says tony is his hero. it's a legitimate cape, too. tony has it in his office.
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results in our community, let me know. go to and click on the getting results tab at the top. fill out the form so we can tell the world about them. >> lisa: incredible story. i got chills. amazing how his story came full circle. >> matt: i know. exactly. >> lisa: but to pull over and go and give someone help. >> matt: he was stopped at a stoplight and saw all these people standing around a body. he had no idea what was going on. he pulled his car over, on to the curb and jumped out and saved his life. >> lisa: great story. >> matt: thank you. >> lisa: we're waiting to see if spacex makes space history tonight. >> ginger: tonight at 7:00, we hope spacex will have launched its falcon9 rocket from the cape. also, construction remains shut down after a worker was killed
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we're asking when work can resume and how safe are road construction crews. plus, kennedy space center is trying to inspire kids and teens. how its newest attraction could lead to future astronauts and space workers, coming up tonight at 7:00. >> matt: that's going to be so cool. thank you, ginger. >> lisa: chief meteorologist tom sorrells is joining us now, tracking the big temperatures for central florida. >> tom: we've got a couple of really cold nights coming on. i want to start out with this beautiful storm pin. >> lisa: that's gorgeous. >> matt: that's incredible. >> tom: how long can i keep that up? >> matt: i'll give you two hours. >> tom: that's a beautiful picture there. >> download storm pins right now in your app store.
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seeing in central florida. way up here in the tennessee valley, there's rain and sleet and mixed precipitation. right here in orlando in daytona beach, that's what we've got. look how nice and calm the ocean is. very few waves along the coastside there. it's a great night to be on the strip. 61 degrees right now in daytona beach. it's a bit windy, but this 9-mile-an-hour wind is off the mark from where we were in the last 12 hours. right now in orlando, the sun is setting low. it is 60. wind is 13 miles per hour. melbourne 62 degrees. 58 in leesburg and 57 in the villages. still a very strong 63 degrees in ocala. 61 from palm coast to daytona beach and all over brevard county. low 60's. 63 at the cape. 63 right now in cocoa beach.
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the problem throughout the last 48 hours. that continues into the night. but they are slowing down. take a look. out at the cape now, we're down to a 15-mile-an-hour wind, 10 degrees lower than we were two or three hours ago. we're down to a 13-mile-an-hour wind in orlando and a 9-mile-an-hour wind right now in ocala. satellite and radar together, we widen it out. you see the big cold front has pushed on through and the dry air has totally taken off. on the water vapor shot, you see the orange and the black? it did take over today. we had nothing but blue sky and the moisture is starting to make a comeback, even at the upper levels of the atmosphere, you see the white milky stuff showing up. it leads you to think the moisture is coming back quickly, but it's not. there will be a little bit of cloud cover during the day tomorrow, but overall the flavor of tomorrow it's still a great day. it's a little on the nippy side, a little too cool for some of you, but it's going to be a great day. lows tonight, 43 in daytona
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i'm going 43 in oviedo as well. 38 from ocala. 40 in the villages and 48 in titusville. the overnight low tonight in orlando, 44. here's tomorrow. >> tom: by noon tomorrow, we're up to 64. the daytime high is 66. by 4:00 in the afternoon, we'll be at 65. we'll have an overnight low of 43. come saturday, our high is 68. sunday's high, 74. and 76 on monday, 79 on tuesday and back to 80 on wednesday. >> matt: it'll be but a memory. thanks, tom. jayme is in for ping tonight. >> reporter: tonight the best team the magic will face all season is here in orlando. the warriors might be the best ever. i know time disagrees with that.
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anymore. >> reporter: the dynamic steph curry is awesome. he's never seen a (phone ringing) you can't deal with something, by ignoring it. but that's how some presidential candidates seem to be dealing with social security. americans work hard, and pay into it. so our next president needs a real plan to keep it strong. (elephant noise) (donkey noise) hey candidates,
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>> matt: just a close game tonight. i think a lot of people would be very impressed with the magic. >> reporter: i think so too. obviously they're not favored to win by any stretch of the imagination. if they keep it close, that's something, right? it's a good measuring stick, right? they've all come to play in orlando, but steph curry's warriors might be the best of all of them. the records say they are. the magic tip off against the champs in a half-hour. >> reporter: he really is clutch. the leading scorer in the league is steph curry. he dropped in 42 last night against the heat as golden state
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maybe they'll have an off night. the warriors are on pace to win 73 regular season games, most in nba history. the dynamic steph curry has hit a three in 127 consecutive games. one tonight against the magic is a league record. the magic is fired up. here's what they had to say after the shooter rounds. >> right now, it's the best team in the league. not only is it a good test, but this is where we stack up, but it's also fun for us. >> we're going to have excellent juices to play against the team like the warriors. it's a great challenge for us. we want to make the playoffs and this push. >> reporter: the magic needs big games from everybody tonight.
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game tonight with a leg bruise. ucf football fans, you can get your first look at the team under new head coach scott frost on april 16th. frost is doing things differently. ping is fired up. get ready for solar bears hockey this saturday night. we'll broadcast the bears game with kalamazoo live from the amway center at 8:00. how are you enjoying the central florida community? >> it's been great. the first thing i noticed this year coming here is our fan support in the orlando area. it's unbelievable. it's been a whole new experience and great and humbling at times. it's great to come and play in front of a packed arena every night. that's one of the best parts
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>> reporter: the solar bears are asking their fans to use #rethink homelessness on social media as much as possible on saturday's game, by the way. every time there's a social media posting they'll donate a dollar to central florida homelessness. just such a small gesture that can go a long way.
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>> the cbs evening news with scott pelley starts right now. >> emember, you can always get the latest headlines at we will see you back here tonight at 7:00 and 11:00. goodnight. >> pelley: tonight's republican debate takes on new urgency. it could be the last chance to catch trump before next week's super tuesday. also tonight, elizabeth palmer takes us inside syria at a turning point in the civil war. >> reporter: there is certainly no cease-fire here at the moment, and there's not going to be any time soon. >> pelley: daylight reveals the destruction done by a night of violent storms.


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