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Windermere police search for 2 women

<p> The Windermere Police Department is searching for two women to check on their safety.</p><p> Police released a composite sketches of the women, showing what they would have looked like before 2011.</p><p> Officers haven't released details as to why they are looking for the women, only that they are investigating incidents that may have happened before 2011.</p><p> Investigators said they want to speak to the women and make sure they are safe.</p><p> Contact Windermere police if you have any information on the women.</p>

Published: Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:38:04 GMT

Off-duty Seminole County deputy rescues kids from locked car

<p> A Seminole County deputy is being hailed as a hero for helping save two young children after they were accidentally locked in a car.</p><p> [AUDIO: <a href="/news/audio-911-call/32033656" target="_blank">911 call </a>1 ]</p><p> Investigator Kyle LeGendre was at Old Navy on Ball Boulevard in Sanford on Saturday with his own baby when he saw a couple banging on the window of their Cadillac Escalade.</p><p> The 3-year-old was in his car seat and could not reach the lock and a 4-month-old baby was passing out from the heat.</p><p> "It was just getting blistering hot out," LeGendre said. "The vehicle was black on black, you can imagine the heat going through it."</p><p> LeGendre grabbed a tire iron, smashed the window and pulled the children to safety.</p><p> The children are OK.</p>

Published: Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:29:04 GMT

Detour scheduled for I-4 in Volusia County

<p> A detour is scheduled for Interstate 4 in Volusia County on Thursday night.</p><p> [MORE:<a href="/blob/view/-/32034338/data/1/-/27o7gpz/-/I-4-closure.pdf" target="_blank"> FDOT releases detours</a> ]</p><p> The Florida Department of Transportation said overnight detours are scheduled on I-4 near Daytona Beach from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m., closing eastbound lanes.</p><p> The detour will route traffic onto US 92 east to Interstate 95 and drivers can travel southbound on I-95 to reconnect with I-4.</p><p> The times and dates could change pending weather.</p><p> For the most up-to-date information on road and lane closures, go to</p>

Published: Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:36:03 GMT

Storms move through Central Florida

<p> Storms moved through Central Florida on Thursday, bringing severe thunderstorms and rain through the region.</p><p> [TRACK STORM: <a href="" target="_blank">Live radar</a> | <a href="" target="_blank">Forecast</a> | <a href="" target="_blank">Weather webcast</a> ]<br/></p><p> Weather advisories were issued for Seminole and Volusia counties. A severe thunderstorm was issued in Brevard County, but expired at 5:30 p.m.</p><p> "The first round of heavy showers has rolled through Central Florida. If you have plans don't change them as most of the early evening will be calm," said Local 6 Chief Meteorologist Tom Sorrells. "Overnight a line of showers, and some thunderstorms will march through."<br/></p><p> Expect most of the action to be around the 3 to 6 a.m. time slot, followed by more in the afternoon on Friday, Sorrells said.</p><p> The high on Friday will be only 78 degrees.</p><p> Friday night we end the showers and bring on cooler air with the low temperatures dropping to 51 degrees.</p><p> Saturday will be dry, sunny and cool with a high of 71. The low Saturday into Sunday will drop to 48 degrees.<br/></p><p> Sunday looks nice with a high of 72, Sorrells said.</p><p> It will be Tuesday before we make it back to 80 for a daytime high.</p><p> Watch Local 6 News and stay with for more on this story.</p>

Published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:16:08 GMT

Teen locked in basement, forced to wear diapers

<p> A couple is accused of locking their teenage daughter in the basement and forcing her to wear a diaper.</p>

Published: Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:11:43 GMT

Germanwings plane crash: Timeline of events

<p> French authorities say audio from the voice recorder of Germanwings Flight 9525 reveals the co-pilot appeared to make a deliberate attempt to destroy the plane. </p>

Published: Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:28:58 GMT

Embry-Riddle professor talks of pilot training, reconstructing airplane accidents

<p> Prosecutors now say a co-pilot intentionally brought down the Germanwings jet that ultimately crashed into the Swiss Alps as the pilot tried to break the door down to get back into the cockpit. </p><p> [MORE<a href="" target="_blank">: FAA pilot requirements</a> ]</p><p> All 150 people were killed and there was nothing left of the jet but small pieces of debris. Investigators are now left to figure out exactly what went wrong. </p><p> “I can tell you, the NTSB has people that will do voice analysis to tell whether or not you're stressed, they have people that put together, reconstruct the cockpit and the pieces to see were there any failures, any failures in the electronics, the avionics, were there any failures on the aircraft at all? We don't know right now,” said Scott Shappell, the current chair and professor of Human Factors at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.</p><p> Shappell has been on all sides of aviation as a Navy pilot, an accident investigator and he also has experience working for the FAA. Shappell says pilots go through an extreme vetting process.</p><p> “You're always being evaluated on your mental stability as well as a myriad of other things. Plus in the U.S., in commercial aviation, you have an annual flight physical,” said Shappell.</p><p> A big part of pilot training, Shappell says, is learning to compartmentalize.</p><p> “You're taught very early, when you're in the cockpit, that all you do is focus on flying. So very rarely do we see depression and things like that permeate in the cockpit,” Shappell said.</p><p> He says there's several factors yet to be looked into regarding the Germanwings plane crash. In his opinion, Shappell says, the conclusion that it was done deliberately, is premature.</p><p> “Until we get all of the facts and they're laid out in front of us, and we can look at all the options, if I'm the public, I'm going to try and ignore this,” said Shappell.</p>

Published: Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:50:17 GMT

Germanwings crash: Who was co-pilot Lubitz?

<p> Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz's voice isn't heard in a recording of the final moments of Germanwings Flight 9525.</p><p> But investigators say he was the one at the controls inside the cockpit, deliberately locking out the plane's captain and setting the plane on a crash course for the French Alps.</p><p> The only sound the recorder picked up from Lubitz as the Airbus A320 went down, Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin said, was the co-pilot's steady breathing.</p><p> Authorities didn't mince words Thursday as they blamed Lubitz for the crash, but questions are still swirling over the 27-year-old's past.</p><p> Officials say Lubitz passed a psychological test when he was hired, had no known ties to terrorism and showed no sign of medical distress during the flight.</p><p> It seems, Robin said, that Lubitz "wanted to destroy the aircraft."</p><p> But why?</p><p> Police search apartment</p><p> It's a question police were trying to answer as they searched Lubitz's apartment in Dusseldorf. </p><p> Police spokesman Markus Niesczery said a team of five investigators went "through the apartment looking for clues as to what the co-pilot's motivation might have been, if he did indeed bring the plane down."</p><p> About 85 miles (136 km) away in the town of Montabaur, the house where Lubitz's parents live was shuttered and guarded by police.</p><p> A group of men, perhaps investigators, were the only ones granted access.</p><p> 'This is just inconceivable'</p><p> This town in western Germany is where Lubitz pursued his love of flying from a young age.</p><p> At a club on the outskirts of Montabaur, pilots who knew Lubitz said they were shocked to hear what investigators said.</p><p> They said the man they know never would have deliberately crashed a plane.</p><p> Between the ages of 14 and 20, Lubitz was a regular fixture at the gliding club.</p><p> "(He was) a very normal young person, full of energy," Klaus Radke said. "What can I say? He had a bright future. He made his hobby into his job. What more can you hope to achieve?"</p><p> The authorities' explanation doesn't ring true for Peter Ruecker, another pilot who knew him from the flight club.</p><p> "Knowing Andreas, this is just inconceivable for me," Ruecker told the Reuters news agency.</p><p> "He was a lot of fun, even though he was perhaps sometimes a bit quiet," Ruecker said. "He was just another boy, like so many others here."</p><p> A neighbor told Reuters that Lubitz "was very interested in things which are going on around him."</p><p> "It's a very good family," the neighbor said. "They have a good connection within the family and they are engaged in the community."</p><p> 'Interrupted' training</p><p> Lubitz had been with Germanwings, a budget airline owned by Lufthansa, since September 2013 and had completed 630 hours of flight time, the airline's media office said. </p><p> Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr told reporters that Lubitz "interrupted" his training, which he began in 2008. That break lasted several months, he said, but added that such an interruption isn't uncommon.</p><p> Spohr said he couldn't give any information about why the co-pilot had stopped and then restarted his training.</p><p> If it was for medical reasons, he said, then that information would have been private before the crash, he said, but it will be part of information gathered during the investigation. </p><p> Most of Lubitz's training took place at the Lufthansa flight training center in Bremen.</p><p> He also trained in the United States, spending six months at facility in Arizona as part of a required program to get his license, a Lufthansa spokesperson said.</p><p> Spohr said Lufthansa pilots get medical testing but do not undergo regular or routine psychological testing once they are flying. However, the airline does consider an applicant's psychological state, along with other factors, when hiring pilots, he said. </p><p> Lubitz and the captain passed a psychological test when they were hired, he said. </p><p> "We don't only look at competence but we also give a lot of room to psychological capabilities," Spohr said. </p><p> "He was 100% set to fly without restrictions," he added. "His flight performance was perfect. There was nothing to worry about."</p>

Published: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:08:22 GMT

Burglar caught hiding in attic, Winter Park police say

<p> Winter Park police arrested a man who they say was hiding in an attic of a local business.<br/></p><p> 23-year-old Mosies Marrero is being held in the Orange County jail<br/>on no bond for armed burglary. Police say he was wearing a fake beard, black<br/>gloves, and had three throwing knives on him when he was arrested.<br/></p><p> Police say they were alerted Monday by a woman sleeping inside Non-Oriental Massage Sky Inc. She told police she started hearing noises above her. She first stepped out of the room to see if someone had come in through the front door and when she went back to the room, she saw a small light on and two black gloves coming from the ceiling.<br/></p><p> “It's not just something you think of your own, maybe he saw it in a movie,” says<br/>property manager Mario Valdes.<br/></p><p> Valdes told Local 6 that his tenant told him a bizarre story of why Marrero<br/>was hiding there.<br/></p><p> “He was using the story of being an activist for sex trades and thought something was going on,” says Valdes.<br/></p><p> The woman called police and when officers arrived they searched the building the roof and saw an opening. Valdes showed Local 6 the small hole where he got in.<br/></p><p> “I could get my head through and part of my arm so he must be a contortionist to squeeze through there.”<br/></p><p> Marrero then locked himself in a massage room to try and evade police, but after<br/>using a crowbar and verbal commands, he finally gave up.<br/></p><p> According to the arrest affidavit, it's not clear what Marrero's intent was or how long<br/>he had been hiding.<br/> </p>

Published: Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:55:29 GMT

Video shows car burglary in act at Daytona Beach apartment complex

<p> Surveillance video captured a car break at the Island Crowne Condos earlier this week, and it's only one of several that's been happening all over Daytona Beach.<br/><br/>"They're in and out of the car within seconds," said Capt. Jakari Young, with Daytona Beach Police Department.<br/><br/>Young said it's because car doors are left unlocked.<br/><br/>"Sometimes there are crews of three. You'll see them. They'll go in the car, they'll use a flashlight. One person may target the glove box, while another person may target the center console," he said.<br/><br/>In just three minutes, police said they got away with an Apple iPad Air and a computer case filled with bills, passwords, checkbooks and prescription pills. Sometimes, the crooks even find guns.<br/><br/>"They're used in other crimes, they're used in robberies and it just goes bad from there," said Young.<br/><br/>If you think it wouldn't happen in your neighborhood, think again.<br/><br/>"We have guys that are targeting specific areas because they know that's where they're hitting paid dirt," said Young.<br/><br/>Police said car breaks have gone up at least 25 percent compared to this time last year. Ninety-nine percent of the time, residents aren't locking up and police said they're hitting the following areas the hardest:<br/><br/>Tuscany Woods Community<br/>Island Crowne Condos<br/>Bayberry Lakes<br/>Indigo Lakes<br/>LPGA International<br/><br/>"They're not making any noise by just easily opening the door and taking whatever they can grab," said Young.<br/><br/>Police are now urging residents to lock car doors and take in any valuables.<br/><br/>"Don't leave anything of value inside, even if it's locked. If it's of value, don't leave it inside," said Capt. Young<br/><br/>Police believe some of the crooks are teens but hope the surveillance video will help track down the thieves. If you recognize them, please call police.<br/><br/><br/></p>

Published: Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:34:25 GMT

Deputies: Boy, 13, kills sibling after fight

<p> A 13-year-old Florida boy killed his 6-year-old brother and wounded an older sibling following a food disagreement -- then committed suicide with the same gun, authorities said.</p><p> "This is a nightmare when you hear about the ages of these boys," said Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco. "A 6-year-old that was probably playing in his room, an argument over food, and he lost his life."</p><p> The incident took place Wednesday at a mobile home park in Hudson that the shooter shared with three brothers and his mom.</p><p> The oldest brother, 18, wasn't at home, and the mother was at work. </p><p> The three remaining boys were at home eating dinner when an argument started over food, the sheriff's office said. It didn't say exactly what transpired.</p><p> But following the dispute, the 13-year-old got a handgun, killed the 6-year-old and shot the other brother, 16. He then committed suicide.</p><p> The injured teen was able to call 911. He is hospitalized with a nonlife threatening injury. </p><p> The scene of the shooting was so grisly, a crisis intervention team was dispatched for the responding deputies, CNN affiliate WFTS reported. </p><p> "This is tough on us as law enforcement, this is tough on a community. And for the friends of these two boys, this is going to be tough tomorrow for them at school," Sheriff Chris Nocco told the affiliate. </p><p> Officials didn't release any names and said it was unclear whose gun the boy used.</p><p> Neighbors told CNN affiliate WFLA they didn't know the family well. </p><p> "I don't understand it really," neighbor Stephanie Ridgeway told the station. "It doesn't make any sense."</p>

Published: Thu, 26 Mar 2015 06:01:57 GMT

Power Rangers help cancer patient celebrate final radiation treatment

<p> A 4-year-old cancer patient got some powerful help Thursday while celebrating his final radiation treatment at an Orlando hospital.</p><p> [PICS: <a href="/news/32030606" target="_blank">Power Rangers visit boy in hospital </a>]</p><p> Aiden, a Kissimmee boy who had a tumor removed from one of his kidneys, was joined at Orlando Health's UF Health Cancer Center by the Power Rangers, who helped him with his ringing of the bell ceremony, a tradition shared by cancer patients receiving their final treatment.</p><p> Aiden has undergone six radiation treatments this month, in addition to several surgeries, to remove the tumor.</p><p> Aiden was given a special Power Rangers suit to wear during his final treatment.  He also shared high fives with the Power Rangers and posed for pictures with the super heroes.</p><p> Doctor say Aiden's prognosis is good, but he will have to complete six months of chemotherapy.</p><p> The boy's family has set up a <a href="" target="_blank">GoFundMe</a> account for his care.</p><p> </p><p> Watch Local 6 News for more on this story.</p>

Published: Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:38:26 GMT

Amazing aurora borealis light show

<p> Both the aurora borealis and the aurora australis lit up Wednesday as the result of a particularly strong solar storm, creating a stunning display of light over parts of the United States, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.</p>

Published: Thu, 19 Mar 2015 12:23:17 GMT

Photos: Recent Fla. mugshots

<p> Here's a look at some of the individuals who have been arrested recently in the Sunshine State.</p>

Published: Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:47:54 GMT