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shop anywhere else? pstart maximizing your savings on your entire pbasket of groceries by shopping at walmart. start shopping with walmart's every day low prices today and see what you could save. [r [real-time closed captioning provided by u.s. captioning company.] >> lisa: now at 5:00, an arrest in a hit-and-run crash that hurt an 8-year-old boy. why prosecutors are now questioning his version of events. >> matt: breaking right now, new details on a brevard county suspect shot by police. first, though, breaking news on a near drowning in orange county. we've learned a 5-year-old boy
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hospital. this is news 6 at 5:00, getting results. i'm matt austin. >> lisa: i'm lisa bell. this is all unfolding at a canal near riverside elementary school, west of state road 434 and south of maitland boulevard. news 6 reporter jennifer ortega is getting answers right now. she joins us now live. what can you tell us about this? >> reporter: we still don't know how the 5-year-old is doing. we have confirmed the boy was pulled out from the canal right behind this chase. we saw deputies interviewing two young boys. emergency crews responded to the call around 3:30. a parent i spoke to on scene says the kids usually cut through the back near the canal on their way home from school. one neighbor said he heard children screaming from behind his house and saw them running out. a 5-year-old was found unresponsive near the canal. we'll have more information as the story keeps developing. in orlando, jennifer ortega, news 6. >> lisa: thank you. >> matt: now to breaking news in volusia county. firefighters tell us a person
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by a car. sky 6 flew over the scene. this was along west grenada boulevard in ormand beach about an hour ago. we're working to learn more about this. we'll let you know as soon as we get updates. and some more breaking news. this time a deadly officer-involved shooting in brevard county. we're learning more about what led to a very tense standoff. >> lisa: the standoff started about threats about construction work at his neighbor's home. it happened shortly before noon along mariposa drive, east of i-95 and south of palm bay road. news 6 reporter troy campbell has been getting answers about this. he joins us now live. what can you tell us about the standoff? >> reporter: yeah, we're up as close as we possibly can go. the crime tape here over on the street where this all happened. now, police say this morning, it all started when a man started threatening a construction crew and that ultimately led to a police firing one fatal shot at the man. >> my daughter's out here, though.
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around when my daughter is out here. >> reporter: neighbors in the palm bay neighborhood where a 39-year-old man was killed by police reacting to the deadly shooting. palm bay police say officers arrived after 9:30 this morning, after three construction workers claimed the man inside the home next door was threatening to shoot them. for about two hours, officers used an intercom system to get the man out. at times, seen exiting and entering the home. >> went out, grabbed the paper and came back. they were still here. it seemed like they were wrapping up. the officer said "we're about to wrap up." and then it happened. >> reporter: police saying the man left his home for the final time, holding a handgun. an officer firing a single fatal shot. >> you just don't come out of the house with a firearm with the police around. it's tragic. >> reporter: now police have not released the name of the man, only saying it did appear that he was intoxicated. we're also uncovering more details about the officer who fired that fatal shot.
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a little later at 6:00. until then, live in palm bay, troy campbell, news 6. >> lisa: all right, troy. thank you. now to new developments in the arrest of a 73-year-old man accused of running over an 8-year-old man and taking off. >> matt: that man appeared before a judge today. titusville police arrested him. he was taken to jail after leaving the hospital. news 6 reporter kirstin o'connor has been following this for us today. she joins us now live. it was an unusual day in court. it sounds like there was some sort of problem right off the bat, right? >> reporter: yeah. the main issue, matt, was that the 73-year-old man charged in this case said he couldn't hear the judge as she was reading him his charges. even so, he's facing a second degree felony charge which could keep him behind bars for 15 years. as the 73-year-old took his first steps before a judge, there was almost immediate confusion. >> is he not able to hear me? is that what the issue is?
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>> reporter: his first appearance comes five days after he's accused of driving into an 8-year-old boy and leaving the scene. in court, the attorney was called to the front as he was read his charges. >> judge, the state agrees he has no prior record. the bond schedule is $15,000. it seems appropriate. >> okay. i find probable cause. i'll go ahead and set the bond at $15,000. will you explain that to him, please, sir. >> reporter: according to the incident report, titusville police found the man the night of the crash. he's charged with leaving the scene of an accident which carries a maximum sentence of 15 years. assistant state attorney gary beatty tells us some of the things they've heard from the man are inconsistent. >> according to the case report, he did get out and look, but then again he also is at one point in time claiming he has no memory. >> reporter: titusville police say the man was taken to the hospital thursday night and arrested yesterday. he is sitting in the brevard county jail tonight.
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neighbors in this neighborhood where this crash happened. this is the first time for some of them, hearing about the arrest made in this case. coming up in the story we're putting together for you for 6:00, hear why some of them say they disagreed with the charges the man faces. that's all we have for you, live in brevard county, kirstin o'connor. >> matt: thank you. now it is super tuesday in the race for the white house. people in more than a dozen states are casting their votes right now. >> lisa: but many of the top candidates are already turning their attention to florida. ginger gadsden is joining us now with a closer look at what to expect. >> ginger: while tonight's results will help shape the election going forward, florida's primary is just two weeks away, a fact not loss on republicans donald trump and marco rubio, along with democratic frontrunner hillary clinton. all three of them are in the sunshine state as today's votes are counted. the events will wrap up a busy few days of campaigning. trump, who holds leads in every major national poll, started his
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heading to louisville, kentucky. he'll be in palm beach later tonight. rubio held rallies yesterday in tennessee, georgia, arkansas and oklahoma. tonight he's in miami hoping to drum up support in his home state. the state is a must-win for the florida senator. on the democratic side, hillary clinton has also had a whirlwind 24 hours. her journey took her to massachusetts, virginia and minnesota. like rubio, clinton will be in miami tonight. her husband, former president bill clinton has been traveling in support of her campaign. while clinton has leads in national polls, vermont senator bernie sanders says he's not ready to give up. >> we're very proud of what we are doing, we're proud of what we're going to continue to do. this is a campaign that's going to the philadelphia convention in july. >> ginger: in all, 865 delegates are up for grabs for the democrats and 595 for the republicans. news 6 has you covered all night.
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rubio's events starting at 6:00. we'll also have updates on news 6 and on, powered by news 6. >> matt: ginger, thank you. now to breaking news on wall street. it's the good stuff. stocks. today. it's now at its highest point since january 6th. the nasdaq and s&p saw big games. energy prices and improvements to the global economy led to the nice, big surge. >> lisa: an update on the florida mom charged in the death of her toddler. we've learned lana barton will be sentenced on friday. she pleaded guilty in january to child neglect and lying to police. her 21-month-old son disappeared last july. barton's boyfriend, william ebron, told detectives, they locked lonzie in a bathroom. the boy then drowned in the bathtub. ebron is serving a 20-year sentence. barton faces five years in prison.
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gunfire at a volusia county home. the sheriff's office tells us a man who shot his own son, the accused gunman is in jail, his son in the hospital now. sky 6 flew over the scene on holly boulevard west of de land. this was around noon. we're told a 58-year-old man shot his 34-year-old son right in the chest. deputies found the gun and arrested the dad. the victim was flown to the hospital. no word yet on his condition. taking a live look outside here. what a start to march. a live look outside at daytona beach. it is as good a beach day as you could ask for, especially this time of year. but will it stay like this much longer? >> lisa: that is the big question. chief meteorologist tom sorrells is pinpointing for us. pinch us, tom. >> tom: it's not st. patrick's day yet. >> matt: we're getting there. >> tom: yeah, we are. weather-wise, we're there. i'm afraid from here, we go, boom, 88, 90, real quick. radar tonight looking good. we have to radar echoes to track.
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maybe tomorrow, a sprinkle. we'll see that in a moment. wind speeds up to 12 miles per hour in orlando. a 13-mile-an-hour wind at the cape. temperature readings, we're at 79 in palm coast. 79 in leesburg. still 81 in the villages. 78 in orlando and 80 in sanford. the on-the-town forecast for tonight, what can i tell you, it couldn't be better. a mild evening out there. we'll be down to 68 degrees by 9:00. 10:00, 67. by 11 p.m. tonight, down to 66 degrees. coming up, i'll take you hour by hour into the night. we'll pinpoint your overnight lows and then we'll talk about a warmer day tomorrow and i'll look ahead all the way to your weekend. >> lisa: thank you, tom. >> don't forget, you can get breaking weather alerts and live radar anytime on our free news 6 pinpoint weather app. just search wkmg in your app store. remembering a local college graduate, killed in the line of duty. >> matt: next at 5:00, the emotional service honoring the sacrifice of an officer killed on her first day at work.
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already backed up quite a ways there. we'll stay on top of this for you and bring you more as we get it. >> matt: it was a somber day in virginia. funeral services were held today for a police officer and embry-riddle grad, killed her first night on the job. police say the 28-year-old officer was shot and killed saturday night while responding to a domestic dispute. according to investigators, army sergeant ronald hamilton has admitted to the crime. he's being held on murder charges tonight. yet another delay for spacex. in the last 90 minutes we have learned today's launch is a no-go. >> lisa: this comes after the last three attempts were scrubbed. c.e.o. elon musk says the launch has been pushed back to friday now, due to high altitude wind shear. the space agency tried to lift off on wednesday, thursday and sunday with no luck.
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updated here on news 6 and on speaking of counting down to lift-off, the original countdown clock at kennedy space center has a new home tonight. >> matt: news 6 reporter johnny fernandez shows us where this piece of space history is on display for everyone to see. >> reporter: the new refurbished clock will be part of the guest experience at the kennedy space center visitor complex. it will give guests a heads up for a number of things, including when the center opens. >> it will be nice for people in tourism to see that never came here before. >> reporter: it's a piece of history kennedy space center officials did not want to lose. >> we were able to refurbish it and place it out here for everybody to remember, you know, the importance of this countdown clock and what it represents here at nasa. >> reporter: the original countdown clock was always seen with the 34-foot flagpole at its original location back at the kennedy space center press site. it's helped launch rockets for more than two decades, starting
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>> i think it's great. >> it became time to retire it. it was old and needed a lot of refurbishment. we wanted a more modern clock out there with graphics on it. >> reporter: once they got it replaced, they knew the clock would play a huge role at the visitor's center. >> it's an opening countdown for displays. >> reporter: park officials tell me the clock was listed in the national registry of historic places back in 2000. in brevard county, johnny fernandez, news 6. >> matt: news 6 is giving you and your family a chance to get up close and personal with lego. >> lisa: we're giving away four tickets to legoland. if you want to win, it is easy to enter. just head to 6. you will find the contest right there. you have until tomorrow night to give you and your family a chance to win. i know matt was out at legoland not too long ago. >> matt: yeah.
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going to air tomorrow night. >> lisa: i've never been. >> matt: it's good stuff. if you have a kid under the age of 12 -- >> tom: that's my problem. by the time they got legoland full force, my kids were too big. you on the other hand, young lady. >> lisa: not quite. he's only 2. >> tom: he's pretty mature for 2. >> matt: he's a big fellow. chief meteorologist tom sorrells is joining us now. >> tom: let's get over to radar and show you what's happening in central florida. i'll widen the view out because we don't have any rain to talk about. that's not the issue at all. wind speeds are all over the board. we have a 12-mile-an-hour wind right now in orlando. it's up and down and all over the place. a 9-mile-an-hour wind in sanford. 8 in ocala and 10 in palm coast and 13-mile-an-hour winds from the cape to cocoa beach. right now, temperatures are still pretty warm. 80 degrees does it in sanford. 79 in leesburg and 78 in orlando. here's the visible satellite image. we've got a cold front trying to
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yesterday, it looked like maybe, maybe, there will be a touch of rain with it. tonight they'll widen the view out. you see the front right there. watch right here. see the bubbles? those are big thunderstorms popping through parts of mississippi and alabama. but down here, parts that are swinging through us, there's not much to look at. it's kind of eh, kind of nothing. all the big explosive, rocking stuff is north of there. you see it rocking to the south side of tennessee, mississippi border, atlanta, georgia, maybe some rain there. the tail end of the front does not have enough support to do much. it's looking more and more likely like this front will come through here, but it won't do much of anything. this is the way it looks by midnight tonight. i'll go ahead and call it partly cloudy. it's not going to do anything to you. it's not going to bring you any rain, no explosive action. here's tomorrow morning, 8 a.m. meteorologist troy bridges will be in at that time, looking at what's going on. he'll have cloud cover and maybe a sprinkle. by 2 in the afternoon, the front
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way on through, or at least the cloud cover has. as we go into the evening tomorrow night, we're left with remnant clouds and no rain. no thunder, no lightning, no worries. no hits, no runs. no errors. it's all good into the weekend once we get rid of this frontal boundary. lows tonight, 58 in daytona beach. 57 in de land. i'm going 58 in new smyrna beach. 60 will do it tonight in sanford. 57 in oviedo. temperature reading, 58 degrees in the villages and 60 for cocoa beach. 60 in titusville. the overnight low tonight in orlando will be 62. here's a breakout on tomorrow. it's going to be really warm during the day tomorrow. we hit 81 for the high today. by noon tomorrow, we're at 77. the 4:00 temperature will be 82. as warm tomorrow as we were today and maybe then some. all the way into the weekend, things look great. a reinforcing shot of cooler air comes in for the weekend. overall, we're just trending
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far as we can see with no super-duper rain chances anywhere if we don't get a sprinkle tomorrow. >> matt: that weekend, hello. >> lisa: it looks perfect. >> matt: yeah, it does. thanks, tom. you might have had sticker shock at the gas pump this morning. >> lisa: next at 5:00, the reason experts say prices at the pump are rising. and a hard lesson on the hardwoods. why this basketball team's celebration quickly turned to disbelief. >> matt: crazy story. ahead at 5:30, a unique program is the only one of its kind in the entire country. see how it's in 1934, steak 'n shake decided the world didn't need another hamburger. it needed a steakburger. so they used
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>> matt: if you were out driving today, you might have noticed an increase in gas prices. they went up as much as 20 cents per gallon in some spots. >> lisa: the big reason, according to aaa, the cuts in oil production. the average price for a gallon of gas in orlando is $1.65. a month ago, it was $1.82. statewide, the average is up a cent in just 24 hours to $1.75,
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average of $1.76. aaa says refineries are preparing to switch from the winter blend to summer blend. oil prices are up 9 cents from a week ago but still low at less than $35 a barrel. >> matt: the florida standards assessment has been plagued with controversy. now if lawmakers get their way, schools will soon be allowed to choose a different test altogether. a state senate committee approved a new bill allowing public schools to replace the fsa with another test like the act and the s.a.t. it comes after big problems last year including a cyber attack that caused major issues. supporters say the bill will give flexibility but opponents say other tests are not in line with florida standards. the bill goes to the florida senate for a vote. you still have time to get in on tomorrow's big powerball drawing.
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jackpot is up to $292 million. if you go with the lump sum option, it's about $192 million before taxes. why wouldn't you get a ticket, matt? >> matt: i don't know. because you have a 1 and 279 million chance. >> lisa: you'll still be a winner because you can only see tomorrow's drawing only on news 6 at 10:59, right before news 6 at 11:00. you know, you can't lose with that. >> matt: buy a ticket and we'll throw in a free newscast. how about that? >> lisa: there you go. >> matt: one team learned things the hard way. this is in rhode island. the broncos are in the dark blue. they're up by a point. the broncos steals the ball, throws it in the air and run out the clock. the celebration begins! just one problem, though. chargers managed to call time out before the time expired.
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time for one more shot for the chargers. perfect end, the winning lay-up. chargers are state champions. they get to celebrate for real this time. it's safe to say, it might take a little while for the broncos to overcome that one. >> lisa: that is heartbreaking. >> matt: it's something to sell their grandkids. >> ginger: that's as bad as the miss universe competition. >> matt: there's no crying in basketball. ginger gadsden is joining us now with what's coming up at 5:30. >> ginger: you may have seen palm trees planted recently near road construction areas here in central florida. what you don't know is how much that landscaping is costing you. news 6 investigates whether the state of florida is wasting your hard-earned money on these exotic palms. plus, a girl scout loses all of her cash from an entire day of selling cookies to a crook.
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