tv News Ch8 Weekend Morning NBC March 5, 2016 7:00am-8:00am EST
you're watching news channel 8 today. >> good morning, i am candace mccowan. thank you for joining us. let's start by checking out the forecast, mark collins, what can we expect this weekend? >> it looks really good, in fact sunshine both days but if you are headed out the door you probably feel a little bit of a chill in the air, colder this morning compared to yesterday by some 11 degrees here in tampa. brooksville.
that came through yesterday has left us chillier this morning. 50 degrees in clearwater, 43 in inverness, but even though getting off to this cool start -- actually turning out very comfortable. by 10 am, 65, 75 for the high later this afternoon so that's right where we should be this time of year and then as we head in -- through the evening temperatures should not be quite as cool as what we're dealing with. in fact, tomorrow dealing with more mid-70 degree readings. enjoy it while it is here because we will be warming up this week. big warmup in-store in the extended forecast but for this -- attakora activities -- outdoor activities, sure looks good. a cop caught on camera . evicted violently out of the cruiser and kicking him while on the ground. officer williams was suspended for a day but now the victim, kevin mccue, watson off the streets. police arrived after mccue got into a heated argument with his date.
an investigation but the -- attorneys say this isn't the whole video. mccue and his attorneys say the paramedics simply stood by and watched. >> they were standing right there. they saw what happened. why are they lying? >> the officer admitted to using expense -- excessive force. officer williams didn't follow protocol and they said he's getting extra training. they said he was in talks -- mccue was intoxicated and not cooperating. i-75 back open after a major backup. the crash slowed traffic on i- 275 near 54th avenue south. so far we know at least two cars were involved in one person was rushed to the hospital with injuries. they tell us there's also construction going on, which contributed to be major slowdown. sarasota county detectives need help finding this man, accused of taking pictures up a woman's skirt. this man went up to a 46-year- old woman at an antique store
her and started following her the victim discovered her taking photos of her skirt while her back was turned. when she confronted him he took off. o.j. spotlight. there may be new evidence in his murder case. the los angeles police department confirmed they are examining a knife that was turned into a retired officer years ago. a construction worker claims he found the knife buried in the ground when simpson's former state was torn down. former fbi special agent and special caught -- prosecutor todd foster believes there are many problems with be fined. >> first they have to find out if if nicole simpson's blood is on the knife or if ron goldman knife. if they find that then you are off to the races. >> they could confirm whether it's connected to the case. o.j. simpson is currently in prison for a separate crime and he
choose which presidential candidates they want to represent their political parties. donald trump, marco rubio, ted cruz and john kasich will kentucky and louisiana. sanders and clinton are trying to get supporting kansas and louisiana. this saturday. today he's in florida to hold a campaign rally at the university of central florida. for about 20,000 people are speak. he will appear in west palm beach later on this evening. the gop candidate just held a rally in new orleans right before today's primary and it got rowdy. protesters from the black lives matter movement interrupted his speech inside an airplane hangar. he's expected to win the majority of louisiana's delegates today. we're down to four candidates
persons campaign is officially over. he pulled out of the debate in detroit michigan. the focus now for the republicans is to catch up to front-runner donald trump. during the debate, marco rubio, ted cruz and john kasich pledged to support the billionaire if he's nominated. what they don't want is a contested convention. my -- strategy is vote for me in florida, but everywhere else too. >> if the washington dealmakers try to steal the nomination from the american people i think it would be a disaster. >> six states and puerto rico vote today and tomorrow followed by another four on tuesday. a frightening scuba diving experience, an intake pipe sucked in a florida diver. he's suing florida power and light. christopher mccune was dining the east coast. they spotted a yellow buoy marking three massive submerged structures. they decided to dive in and check it out and that's when
series of pipes water. >> all i could think about was these horror movies, a picture but coming and i'm coming for it. it's going to chop me up and kill me. i just complement -- contemplated, do i pull the regulator out of my mouth and just die? >> he surfaced at a reservoir in a nuclear plant and he is suing florida power and light the billy. fpl says that is simply not true . happening today, florida's largest outdoor expo and boat show is back with great bargains and new adventures. for more than two decades it's been a spring tradition for many and mary mcguire joins us live from the florida state fairgrounds with more on what they can eight -- enjoy out there. it sounds like a lot of fun. >> yes it will be. fishing accessories area. in the last half-hour i was on april -- on a boat and there
only everything you need to enjoy the outdoors but this is also a great opportunity for people to get into -- educated about the sports they love. there will be more than 50 seminars on everything they love from snook, fly fishing, kayaking and a lot more from outdoor experts all day long. in the kids quarter, kids can learn to tie knots and caston throw wheels as well -- cast and throw reels as well. admission is $8.00 for adults and is free for kids 12 and under. as i was browsing through the fishing and merchandise here, i found this really cool fish id put sticker. it tells you all about the fish on here and you can also measure them. i think it's about as tall as i am. just a lot of really cool stuff to look at. i don't think that i could afford one of the popes that's out here, but maybe something
when you are out fishing on the florida waters candace. [laughter] >> absolutely, mary mcguire live in tampa, thank you. there are lots of jobs available but some just don't have the skills needed for the positions. we show you how students in tampa they are snatching up those highly coveted jobs. the sun is up over tampa bay this morning. you are looking at a live look of downtown tampa this morning. you are watching news channel a today, this saturday. stay with us. drifted off
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there are millions of jobs available across the country but many simply don't have the skills to fill the positions. we did some digging and found that thousands of students in tampa bay are figuring out how to nab those high-paying jobs without the cost of a college education. >> the name of the game for many students is to get their knowledge now. they get paid for it and down the road is opportunity. they weld, draft, study architectural design -- all classes at tampa bay tech. >> there's a lot of fields out there i've always wanted to do like welding in learning how to mix concrete. >> reporter: thousands of students apply to this magnet high school every year, and they don't even realize probably when they get here that having this knowledge is a great earning potential. >> without a doubt.
they don't realize how big it is when they leave us and they are actually employable right out of high school. >> reporter: this training makes students of -- students eligible for a four-year apprentice program offered by the contractors. >> there are so many jobs out there that employers are willing to train them for free and give them a chance. all of our students go to school for free, the contractors pay for them to go to school and it's a for your training program. learning. >> reporter: they then connect students with companies like tampa's cox electric. >> my goal is to become a contractor, own my own business and run it. >> reporter: has three years left of his apprenticeship at cox. >> gail gallardo news channel 8. coming up we have your forecast and it can be difficult to find a place to board your pet when on vacation.
today and tomorrow, there will be thousands of people out there at curtis and park. it's quite fun. we have the lightning taking on arena. puck drops of -- drops just after 7 pm. it will be backed up around there about an hour before an hour after the game. before the game if you want to go a little bit early, if you are heading out there to see the bolts, check out the craft beer festival. it's beer week in tampa and here at the okeechobee parks, it will be packed with people, hundreds of different types of craft beers. that's between 2:00 and 5:00 p.m. today. also, let's talk about baseball. spring training is here. you get to watch baseball outside. steinbrenner has the yankees taking on the red sox.
1:00 so expect the highway to be packed about an hour before and again about an hour after as well as heinz and also martin luther king tends to get quite busy in that area too. the phillies are taking on the blue jays and that gets underway just after one -- at the auto exchange stadium and in sarasota the tampa bay rays will be taking on the orioles. this is a 19 at the stadium -- a night game at the stadium, so keep that in mind. this is the first weekend of the strawberry festival so expect extra -- extra traffic for that. that is on lemon street, you also notice sacks it gets a little bit busy. if you're heading to the movies, zootopia is opening as well as london has fallen and also whiskey tango foxtrot with tina fey. safely some popcorn. >> protest -- protecting your pet against boarding disasters. we recently told you about a
to get a dog sitter. how do you make sure the person you hire is going to take care of your pet? we have some 8 on your side tips. >> when you hire someone to walk or board your pet while you are away, you want to make sure that person will take care of your pet properly. there's a checklist of things you need to ask for, we -- so we went out and talked to a professional to find out what you need to know. she told us about anything else they need to be insured and bonded and they also -- also you need to ask a lot of questions. references. ask them what type of work they've done with animals. any questions you can think of. >> of course we know having a pet is like having a child so we want to make sure you do everything possible to make sure your pet is taken care of when it's not you taking care of them. back to you. maybe you are taking fido out for a walk this morning, a little on the cool side
mornings but not so much on the beach, holler it's just 57. we have high clouds streaming over -- on the beach, hardware it is just 57. -- as the afternoon unfolds i south. what we're looking at today and mid-70s, dry weather. really pleasant conditions for the weekend. tomorrow might have a little bit more of a northerly wind flow and it might be up to around 10 to 15, but right now winds out of the north- northeast at three in the airport -- out at the airport. the breezes up a little bit out of tampa bay, definitely a beach day for sure. you have to give it a 10. i don't see any complications to the forecast other than the cool water temperature at 66. there will be at 72, called winds out there and a lot of sunshine to go around. these high clouds i showed you on the video there, these are
-- the straits of florida. also back through the yucatan. upper-level disturbance moving through there. that is not here so don't worry about any type of weather from that system. powerful storm out of the atlantic moving away but what will come through tomorrow is the front. this front here doesn't have much moisture. it will push through dry and just keep the humidity on the low side. with low humidity temperatures could fluctuate quickly so cool nights and warm afternoons. today we will deal with his sunshine today, the front coming through tomorrow. as the front pushes by, as we head into monday, high out over the atlantic. really starts to warm us up and we will have a land breeze out of the east to southeast not just what had -- what's happening down at the service. high pressure could set us up for well above normal temperatures as we head through the work week. much warmer than 75 here today.
80s like what folks in sebring in arcadia will see today as we had through the upcoming weekly -- work week. tonight getting back down in the mid to lower 50s, another cool evening tonight but looking ahead you see the trend to the warmer temperatures. mid-80s for us by the middle two and part of the week are temperatures well above normal, no rain in the forecast here. friday i'm going to put a little bit of a rain shower in there, watching the system to see if that materializes but for now the forecast looks really good. >> you say all that to say it's time to get outside. >> that's right the outdoor sports show going on. >> the strawberry festival, check it all out. thank you so much mark. the ace of the rays pitching staff makes his spring debut and, could the bucks be closing in -- the bucs the closing in on a first round picks -- pick? that's coming
take forest park there. now nfl.com is predicting ohio state's joey both the. meanwhile -- they are showing interest in noah spence. now nfl coaches, gm's -- tampa bay gm's, coaches or individual coaches attended except for line coach jay hayes. spence's results from the combine work with shaky. >> he's the ace of the rays pitching staff, since making his debut his -- debut in 2012 every year he's increased his numbers. his noble -- the number one starter was on the hill making his first appearance of the spring against the red sox and he was about as perfect as you would like him to be. two innings, no hits, no strikeout -- one strikeout.
reliever kyle mcpherson gave up assault -- a home run on his first throw in things got hairier after that. they lost 7-2. this time of year wins and losses don't matter and archer was pleased with his outcome. >> i accomplished everything i wanted to accomplish. that was to be over the plate as much as you possibly could. the goal was 34 starts as being as consistent as you possibly can and we know as human beings that that's not necessarily always going to be the case but i'm striving for perfection. >> march madness commence, conference tournament time already. the 20 fifth-ranked florida women were seeking their first win in the secretary quarterfinals in 18 years, but they will have to wait at least one more. despite opening the game with a barrage of three-pointers, they ruled by kentucky 92-69. florida will earn its
postseason fate by friday. the regular season is now over for the seminoles, but no worries -- they are a lock for an at-large bid to the ncaa tournament. ryan. in a few months you will be able to ride a giant slide two downtown tampa. just ahead, we show you when you can slip and slide just in time for summer. we will be right back. should get fios because it's the fastest... i just downloaded 600 photos in 60 seconds. that's seriously better. (man) we're out of 2%. i wonder what else could be better around here? (man) i heard that. now get our best offer ever. super fast 100 meg internet, plus tv & phone for just $69.99 a month online with no annual contract. 100 meg speeds at a price this good? fios can do that. cable just can't. switch to better.
threat -- rise and shine, or just sit there and relax -- it's officially the weekend. taking a live look at downtown tampa. good morning, thank you for joining us here on news channel 8. it's time to check in with mark collins, he has the latest on the forecast. good morning, mark. >> good morning. a hot cup of coffee would be inviting since it's a little bit cooler today compared to yesterday, but a lot of sunshine to share with you today, anything tomorrow. the weather is definitely on a roll. what we are seeing outside is a nice start our day, blue skies marked by just a few high, thin clouds. 53 degrees there. this is really fantastic camping weather if you are going out to the myakka river state park. temperatures down there -- 55 inbreeding team.
north gets -- 55 -- in breedlove, 52 in apollo beach. really just your typical weather that you would see during march, temperatures right where they should be. we will actually get hotter than average here. a big warm up in store and i will be back to tell you about that in a bit. a carjacking suspect seen on surveillance forcing a woman out of her car. he's now behind bars. authorities caught up to 18- year-old william bradley at a hotel. he and two other teams are accused of -- teens are accused of carjacking her outside of a walgreens. we are learning more about the associate superintendent of operations, he resigned after accusing the former superintendent of sexual harassment. we discovered that greg rivers has quite a past. he was the subject of an internal investigation back in
university of florida. school stuff say they did a background records check on rivers but some say that that wasn't enough. >> we're doing the job that folks should have been doing. that's the greatest tragedy. while working at the university of florida, he admitted to having sexual relationships with three of his employees. the civil trial between whole coven -- hulk hogan will get the $100 million he is suing for. he is suing gawker for publishing a video of him having sex with the wife of tampa bay radio personality bubba the love sponge. we've been telling you about the long frustrating lines outside the irs office in tampa. they said help was on the way but when we stopped by, nothing had changed. we saw line stretched around the building. many came at the clock in the
get into the office before it closed at 4:30. the irs claims they are sending more people to the office to help reduce the lines. cruiser women -- removing the contaminated pipes in flint, michigan. they are targeting neighbors with high numbers of citizens -- senior citizens, pregnant women, or children. the pipes leaked led into the water after the city switched from detroit water to the water from the flint river in 2014. happening today, for more than two decades, news channel 8 outdoor expo and boat show has featured the latest and greatest in boats, accessories, fishing gear and apparel. but it's also a great chance for people to stay on top of their outdoor game. mary mcguire joins us live with more on on the great seminars that are happening there today. what have you learned, mary? >>hey, good morning to you candace, it's not just about all of the really fun toys that are here and there certainly
talking big boats, fishing rods, everything that the outdoorsman in your life would love to have. there's a lot of seminars going on over the weekend, more than 50, to really keep you on top of your game. there are going to be things about flyfishing, tarpon fishing, turkey hunting and snook fishing. and indicates quarter, kids can learn to tie knots and cast that's. you can even try scuba diving in a heated pool here called the be the diver pull. it's a great way to try out the latest scuba gear. -- the event runs from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 today and 10:00 to 5:00 tomorrow. it's free for kids ages 12 and under, $8.00 for adults. i have been in the fishing section here and i want to show you some of the cool things that i have found. i am not a big fisher by any means. i did -- i used to play the
click on some fun toy, but i found this doomsday trouble. it's a brass's worst nightmare, i am told. and i also found this fish here. definitely get behind. just a lot of fun stuff to look at here, and possibly by. if you have deep pockets, talking about those boats here at the outdoor expo candace. >> at least you can go out there and dream a little bit. [laughter] thank you very much. changes could soon be coming to schools that participate in high school athletics. they gave tentative approval to allow schools to join the high school athletics association on a for sport basis. right now they have to join all sports on the same competitive level. the house is expected to formally vote on the measure next week. a tampa staple closing its
the spaghetti warehouse announced it is shutting down. the restaurant says closing was a difficult decision, and it banks its customers for all the memories over the past 25 years. spaghetti warehouse officially closes on wednesday. in school is out for several colleges and universities. warm weather welcomes people to the beach but these residents are already enjoying time away from the beach -- away from classes, hitting the beach there. beach parking is always limited that there is an alternative -- the clearwater ferry. they plan to have extra officers on duty to keep an eye on the crowds. to make sure everybody stays under control. beating the heat is about to get a lot more fun. a giant waterslide is coming to tampa. this is video from the slide the city event in west palm beach. on may 14 -- they will transform
the party starts at 9:00 a.m. on may 14. you can find a slideshow of previous events and more information on wfla.com. i am a little bit accident prone. maybe i should get on the waterside -- waterslide with a helmet on, elbow pads and the pats just in case. [laughter] >> at least the weather is warming up for that. it's a perfect time. rockets's ric flair -- last night spacex -- rockets red glare -- last night spacex sends up another rocket. and will it be clouding up here today? coming up, we have the forecast that will having -- have you dressing a little light.
simply wearing a helmet won't always protect her head as a football player. and a commentary reach you on everyday could be dangerous to the pats. this is your saturday checkup. >> reporter: a warning for football players: helmets that don't fit could increase the severity of concussions. research from more than 4000 cases shall players suffered more drowsiness and sensitivity to noise, and players that uses -- used air instead of gel or foam had symptoms longer.
the hospital with an infection they didn't have before a hospital visit. caused by superbugs and are hard to treat with antibiotics but the cdc claims hospitals are doing better at preventing these infections. dangerous to furry friends. the gum contains a sweetener that is toxic to dogs. veterinarians explain a chemical in the gum can cause blood sugar to drop dangerously low. failure. that's your saturday checkup. there's a new option for people who want to grow their own food, but they just don't have the space. it's a community garden. stacie schaible -- stacie schaible went to plan city to see how it works. >> there's a huge variety of fruit growing, tomatoes, broccoli -- who doesn't love broccoli? fennel, celery -- >> -- karen elizabeth is
and so excited to spread the word about this -- the new home of the plan city community garden. on the campus of hcc's plan city campus. >> i was looking for a way to this is what you call a win- win. dr. martin clay is the president of the plan city campus. up until last year this was a teaching garden, run by the university of florida's culture program -- horticulture program but when that ended they needed new partners and it so happened the plan city community garden needed space. >> we are working to get it built. we're so excited that the opportunities here are beyond what it -- what we imagined could be available to us. >> you can adopt one of the garden beds which are 6' title' and grow your own vegetables.
a bed -- there is not much encouragement you need for small children to help with the plants and seeds and soil. actually, we need to follow them. >> and if you've always wanted a garden but aren't much of a green thumb, no problem. >> we have a lot of experienced folks here so if you're not quite sure what to do or when to grow it, we have that mentoring available. >> and the public is welcome. >> please come out and take a look at it. and sit on the park benches that are spread around the area , find a seam -- a shady spot, bring a book and enjoy yourself. >> stacy seibel reporting there, a small fee, just $35 per year. a new species of octopus never seen before discovered just off the hawaiian coastline. take a look at this guy. scientists found him more than 14,000' below the ocean surface
from others -- it's very ghostlike appearance. the mysteries of the deep. so awesome, right? as you are sitting in the be today looking out over the gulf of mexico, you will realize more than 70% of the earth is covered by water. it. a lot more needs to be discovered -- yet we have only discovered 90% of it. you can see video taken live as they look out of the coastline of hawaii and discover more where thinks like that. right now it's 55 degrees, temperatures a little bit cool but this will be a good place to be later in the day, the beach, warming up nicely with plenty of sunshine all day long. we're going to start out around 65 at 10 am and as we head
in tampa. should be a nice golden glow out on the horizon with limited cloud cover, 64 during that timeframe, and when we look outside right now you can see it's cool to our north. we are dealing with temperatures some 10 to 15 degrees cooler than where we were yesterday. you might need that sweater here over the next hour or two. as we head through the day. high clouds streaming in over south florida, some of those coming into the bay area. upper-level disturbance rolling through cuba, causing the light rain. we straight -- stay dry in south florida, and now el nio really taking an impact on southern california. the northern portions of the pacific northwest have been dealing with heavy rainfall all winter, seattle the wettest winter ever and here you can see the band of rain coming through here. this is a comma cloud feature
down, so unusual rains fourth -- for southern california. but not here, all derived. pc the clouds -- all drive. -- unlike some friends, this one will come through dry and temperatures to drop a great deal behind it. in fact it tries us out even further, so we will see a rapid warm-up starting on monday answer most of the way, temperatures will be in the 80s, today we stop short, mid- 70s for us here but what's ahead is a big warmup. the forecast over the next couple of days. in fact temperatures will be warming into the 80s here as we head into the upcoming days and that's about 10 degrees above normal for this time of year. looking at above normal temperatures, dry weather, really delightful for spring training, baseball going around the area, strawberry festivals
>> and we have so many people in town for spring break, so they really like that 80 degree weather. that makes it perfect for laying out on the beach. i don't know if we would get in the water at this point -- >> not when it's 60 degrees. [laughter] >> right. apple support by logging onto the media website. so you don't have to go to the store. and what astronauts found out can happen to your body if you spend enough time floating in space. mixi proudly welcomes the arugula leaves. lemon juice and olive oil drizzle down. fresh strawberries, blueberries and oranges tumble into place. dashed with cheese and topped with candied pecans. done. it's easy to turn local produce into something extraordinary. look for fresh from florida products when you shop. remember, delicious is always
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mobile and another service that will let people see a little bit of content for free. trending this week, this is one of my absolute favorite stories: here in space. astronaut scott kelly landed safely back on earth after spending 340 days at the international space station, and one of the coolest back so far -- he grew 2" while there. is expected to shrink back to his original size now that is back on earth. back to you. american troops have been in afghanistan for more than 14 years. the war on terror ramped up in the mid-2000s. that came from the report was kim barker's insightful book, the taliban shuffle. now there is a memoir based on that movie, starring -- based on that experience starring tina fey. >> she stars in whiskey tango
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haul trimming trees. he was in bad shape and needed help right away, so brown jumped into action, getting the man help. he recovered and this week he was able to thank brown, who is recognized for his actions. one of my favorite stories for the week for sure. we are here with a final look at what we can expect for the weekend. >> yes the cool start will not last, warming up today to the mid-70s. high clouds not bringing rain, just filtering the sunshine. take a look at what's ahead, a string of consecutive dry days. >> you have a good job of delivering good news today don't you. thank you for joining us. our next newscast is at six this evening.
good morning. getting closer. presidential front-runners donald trump and hillary clinton hoping to tighten their grip on their party's nominations today, as voters in five states head to the polls. trump's opponents vowing they will stop him, while on the democratic side, hillary clinton holds her lead over bernie sanders, despite the e-mail scandal that continues to plague her campaign. >> i'm happy that everybody now has been cooperating and giving ysion. >> we're live on the campaign trail. news that a knife was found on the grounds of o.j. simpson's