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. good morning and welcome to news channel 8 today. i'm gayle guyardo. >> and i'm gene ramirez. our top stories this friday morning. today is the first in a series of job fairs to find substitute teachers in polk county. there will be seven total in the month of february. 8 on your side is checking with the school district to find out how many positions are open and how this could impact our kids. >> a major data breach at a nearby university. now, current and former students are left in limbo.
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security numbers from the university of central florida. the school is planning to send out letters to alert victims and will offer a year of free credit monitoring. >> we're waking up to cooler weather. temperatures in the 40s and 50s but the wind, yup it is making it feel cooler than. that let's go to meteorologist leigh spann with a look at the cool down, leigh. >> what a difference! we had the rain come through yesterday afternoon and the cold air was right on the heels. it is still rushing to the south. the further north you live is where it is coolest. 45 in inverness. lakeland, you've dropped to 48 degrees in polk county. 50 in tampa. that is cooler than last hour and you can see the further south you go, you're in the mid-50's. that is cooler than yesterday, just you're in one of the warmer spots this morning. crystal river is 27 degrees colder than what we were around 5:00 yesterday. 20 degrees colder in lakeland and boy it is the wind.
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this is an average over a couple of minutes where you get to 15 to 20 miles an hour. you look at the individual strongest gusts in the few minutes and that is where you're getting up to 30 coming out of the north feeling cold and clearing our skies out. and despite the clear sky, an of 61. in weather and traffic on the 8's, i take you hour by hour through the day. let me show you how slfrply it warms up. >> both hands on the sky way bridge when you're crossing it. let's look at traffic. we have a pretty good drive. 275 at roosevelt. we're up to speed here. absolutely no delays. let's move over now. 275, gandy boulevard. things look good in pinellas county. check out 301, the on ramp to the eastbound side of the expressway. we have debris out there on the roadway. use caution as you're hopping on. four minutes across the gandy.
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that is a look at weather and traffic. breaking news. while you were slee julian asange is being detained. they believe his detention should end and he should be entitled to compensation. he has been holed up in the equadorian in london. the first of seven job fairs in polk county trying to recruit substitute teachers to take care of our children. 8 on your side is working to pin down how many positions are sitting open right now. news channel 8's adrienne pedersen is live at the kelly services location in lakeland this morning and today is the day of the big recruitment push. >> exactly right.
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[ indiscernible ]. >> all right. we have some audio problems going on right now but adrienne did get an e-mail from a spokesperson telling her that they're not sure how many subs they need because it fluctuates on a daily basis, we're trying to track down more information and we did digging and found substitute teachers in polk county make about $80 a day. the one thing we're trying to figure out is how bad is this shortage. so we've listed the job fair information for you on our website, wfla.com. and what qualifications you need to apply. definitely a story we'll stay on top of right here at news channel 8. it is 5:04. this morning, an 8 on your side alert. more than 7,500 former students
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institute and itt tech filed claims for student loan forgiveness. it totals $461 million. many claim they were lied to by recruiters. >> if what was actually promised to be the education and what was promised to be my curriculum actually panned out the way they said it would, i would gladly pay for this. >> via skype from austin texas, sid andrade explains he graduated from the art institute of tampa owing more $80,000. he wants a pay back pardon from the feds accusing the school of lying about qualified instructors and industry standard learning tools. he claims he taught himself through youtube videos and explains the school didn't deliver on an in field job placement promise. >> what the art institute considers the field for game, art, and design include game stop, office depot. >> that is where he claims they placed him making copies for
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he has recruiting catalogs to prove the promises. he joins thousands of former students nationwide claiming fraud at for profit colleges but some current students aren't so sure. >> the school can only do so much. you as a student need to pretty much need to do the rest. >> when you sign up to pay for, that i think you're obligated to pay it back. >> the art institute parent company has agreed with the government on more transparent recruiting and disclosure standards but tells me this is not an admission of wrong doing. the u.s. department of education continues investigating claims more than 1,000 of the claims were already paid out just five of those were related to florida schools but the difficult thing here is proving it so you have all of these claims. if you don't have the proof. you're on the hook for what you owe. >> $80,000 is a big nugget to cover. another 8 on your side consumer alert this morning, customers of a bay area gas station need to be monitoring their bank accounts.
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this time at a marathon gas station on north washington boulevard in sarasota. a department of agricu inspect discovered the device. the last time the pump was checked was nearly a year ago. eight is on your side looking out for your health. people are starting to line up for free dental work in pasco county. a clinic is offering care for the first 5 hundred patients. ryan hughes is live at the clinic. this is a big deal for people here in the sunshine state. >> exactly and some of them have been lined up here for a couple of hours. you can see them over my left shoulder. a chilly morning here so people bundled up in jackets. some had blankets. you'll actually see some people brought tents to this event. you might be able to make that out. they're staying warm inside there. we had video from last year's free session. the dentist from the heart is a national nonprofit to make
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the idea is to help people who can't afford expensive dentist work or don't have insurance to get it done. some communities have some of the most severe short yanls of dentists in the country. -- shortage of dentists in the country. they're just not practicing in remote and low income areas. we spoke to one man who came here from dunedin and says he is glad to be here this morning. >> there is nothing in this world for free. so when things do come up that is free, we have to take advantage . >> good point there. today's event is free and gets under way at 7:00 this morning at the dentist office at 5139 little road in new port richey. the doctor will treat the first 5 hundred patients. so of course the idea is to get here early. another live look at all of the folks here in line. this event wraps up this evening at 5:00. it could go longer, though, if there are a lot of people in line. back to you guys for now. >> thank you. it goes to show the need for the service in the community.
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people lining up there. bundling up as they wait for the services. >> i'll tell you what, the colder air is rushing through the state from north to south behind the cold front that came through. the further north you live, the colder it is and temperatures will continue to fall for the next three hours. so we'll be at 47 degrees at 8:00 a.m.. now it will be sunny but that sunshine will not warm us up so much. we'll still be in the low 50s by the time you're taking your lunch break and the breeze is going to be ever present making it feel colder. a high of 61 at 3:00 p.m.. temperatures fall quickly again through the evening. so, all you runners and walkers getting ready for the gasparilla distant classic. it might be gusty this morning, maybe a midday or early afternoon run is where i'm putting my shoe of approval. the chill is in the air. cool, sunny and breezy today. interestingly, more clouds and a few showers develop tomorrow with an area of low pressure. that is going to keep the winter air around. highs in the 50s and 60s next week.
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it is windy out. there people need to keep both hands on the wheel. >> turn the heater up. it is chilly and windy. we have debris blowing around on the roadway. look at the maps folks. if you're travelling on 301 and you want to hop on the eastbound side of selma expressway. i-75 looks very good throughout brandon. so does highway 60. sarasota we're up to speed. in fact, we're looking at six minutes between university and clark. that is weather and traffic on the 8's. now back to gene and gayle. thank you so much, now it is a war of words in the race for the white house. >> secretary clinton does represent the establishment. i represent, i hope, ordinary americans. >> i'm fighting for people who cannot wait for those changes and i'm not making promises that i cannot keep. >> coming up, how senator bernie sanders and hillary clinton are selling themselves to voters in
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valentine's day spending. still ahead, the way americans are planning to spoil their loved ones on the romantic holiday. it is 5:10 on this friday morning. you're watching news channel 8 today. i don't know what i'm doing. i can't find anything just when i think it's just not going to work. this woman that works there comes over and asks can i help you? and he was so happy, to do it amazing right? i never would have expected would have thought that anyone would find that do that. make that go out of their way for me. right then, right there i couldn't believe it he was so helpful i know it's such a small thing little thing. simple thing but it made me smile made me happy made my day share your story. publix. where shopping
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. we have less than a week before the new hampshire primaries. >> our own candace mccowan is in the granite state following the candidates and this morning she looks at the messages the democratic candidates are hoping vote years are talking about this morning after their debate. >>reporter: gene, gayle, good morning. there is a lot happening here in new hampshire by the moment. the latest news is a new poll out by cnn showing bernie sanders has a 2-1 advantage over hillary clinton. the poll showing that sanders has 61% support here in new hampshire. clinton, with just 30%. and now they're at each other's throats. >> i don't think it was particularly progressive to vote against the brady bill five times. i don't think it was progressive to vote to give gun makers and sellers immunity. i don't think it was progressive to vote against ted kennedy's immigration reform. we can go back and forth like this. the fact is, most people
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what we've done and what we will do. >> i mean instead of going arguing about definitions. >> you began it yesterday with your comments. >> one of the things we should do is not only talk the talk but walk the walk. >> and later today, both republican and democratic candidates will hit the ground running. they have a lot of work to do. they really like the face to face time with the candidates much the republicans will be debating tomorrow night. it might be friday for us but for the candidates it might as well be monday. they have a lot of work to do before tuesday in the primary rolls around. back to you. >> all right. thank you, candace. and kadance will be on the campaign -- candidatance will be on the campaign -- candace will be on the campaign trail. democratic debate is getting a lot of attention online right now. >> the #demdebate is trending online. news channel 8's lindsey mastis is joining us live with the
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how are they faring online this morning? >> social media is like the court of public opinion and twitter tracks how each candidate is doing so let's take a look at the data. now, there are three most tweeted topics and those are foreign affairs and national security, healthcare and the economy according to twitter and more people are talking about hillary clinton. she got 56% share of the conversation and sanders only got 44% right here but senator sanders won social in a whole other way. he dominated the top three moments by criticizing clinton over wall street. >> the business model of wall street is fraud. it is fraud. i believe that corruption is rampant. >> the candidates also got on social media to spread their messages further. clinton, here is her tweet. let's look at this here.
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who is ready to be commander-in-chief on stage at the dem debate and senator sanders, here is his tweet. experience is important but so is july back in 2002, 1 of us voted the right way on the iraq war and the other didn't. we want to know whether this debate is impacting your opinion of the candidates. you can reach out to us on social media. just use the hash tag eightlert. >> you can follow our morning alerts every day on facebook and twitter. search this #8alert. americans are spending to spoil their loved ones this valentine's day. the national retail federation estimates valentine's day spending will reach $19.7 billion. that translated to about $146 per person. not popular gift this year? candy. the next on the list, dinner on a show, jewelry came in third. red is the color of the day not because it is valentine's day. today you'll notice a lot of
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>> it is a way to spark conversation and raise awareness about heart health in women. the american heart association declared today national wear red day. a new study found women are more likely than men to let obligations, family, friends and work get in the way of their health. >> women often put themselves last and when we look at the statistics that heart disease is the number one killer of all women, women need to put themselves first. >> the american heart association is enkourmging women to schedule a -- encouraging women to schedule a doctor's office to discuss individual heart disease risk. . >> the symptoms are very different for women. you might not notice them. like a lot of heat. people think the left arm hurts. that is a male thing. a lot of differences. i'm glad you brought that up. >> you can always help to keep your heart healthy by eating right and exercising on a regular basis. >> get a coat. a red coat. >> a red coat today.
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because it is cold and windy this morning. here is a look at forecast. 5:18. the cold air has arrived behind a cold front that brought us the rain yesterday. it is gusty out there this morning. temperatures are falling as we speak. we expect it to be around 47 degrees at 8:00 a.m.. i don't expect us to warm very much. 54 degrees. sunny skies at noon and 61 at 3:00 p.m.. still breezy and still sunny, just well below average. i talked about the temperatures falling. what is happening is cold air is oozing down the peninsula of florida. 43 crystal river. 46 in brooksville and zephyrhills. polk county, you've dropped into the 40s. once you're further to the south. we're in the mid-50's. tampa and fish hawk, about 50 degrees. also with the wind, be careful near the water. it will be sunny and not look appealing but with north winds, rough conditions on the water.
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rip current risk it is behind this cold front. clearing skies taking place right now, north winds keeping us chilly and breezy all day. notice what happens tomorrow morning. a few extra clouds out. it will still be cool tomorrow. an area of low pressure develops. i'll put a 30% rain chance in there for saturday. not raining all day but what i do expect is a cold week next week. how about traffic on the 8's? >> all right. i guess you have to get out the scarfs. it is windy on the sky way bridge. we have good travel times for you on i-4 if you live in lakeland and you work. you have a good drive. u.s. 98 to i-75 roughly 22 minutes on your commute. i-75 coming away from wesley chapel. roughly a 10 minute drive time as well. we have a little bit of debris on the roadway. heads up here. the 301 on ramp to the eastbound side of the expressway. debris on the roadway. use caution. that is a look at weather and traffic on the 8's. back to gene and gayle.
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a toy truck danger for kids. >> ahead, 8 on your side alert explaining what is behind a recall that parents really need to hear about. >> a new spin on super bowl the way fans are making their
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. we have an 8 on your side alert. dollar general is recalling 27,000 toy trucks that could burn your kids.
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they received five reports of the toy over heating. they were sold at general dollar stores. take a it away and contact the store for a full refund. it is 5:23. sports fans can get serious about the team sglochlt boy can they ever and -- loyalty and boy can they ever. one tattoo shop is helping out and helping a good cause. they're holding a competition with another tattoo shop to see who can raise the most money doing broncos tattoos. the money will go to under privileged kids. the team that loses will eat rocky mountain oys terrific ers and post a picture with the other shop's flag. we can't tell you what they are but we hear they're stringy and gross. >> weather and traffic on the 8's is three minutes away. >> alimony reform, ahead, how lawmakers want to change what
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>> and fighting baks, the way a clerk -- fighting back, the way a clerk made a robber regret ever targeting his store.
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. okay. it is 5:288. emoji man is reminding you to hold on your hat. it is windy out. there a lot of kids going out to the bus stop. 47 degrees and chilly this morning. even when they come home from school it will be breezy. we'll only hit 61 degrees. that is well below the average of 71. we're back to 63 saturday. 65 monday, back down to 59 on tuesday. cold days ahead. what about traffic on the 8's? >> it is windy on the sky way bridge. fhp issued a travel advisory.
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have two hands on the wheel. debris out. there 301 on the on ramp to the be side of the selma expressway. as we move down to the sun coast area things look good. on i-75 between university and park, a quick six minutes on your drive time. we have a great drive as well on the tammany trail.
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