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that's on your side is on your schedule. 8 at 7:00 begins now. poll county sheriff grady judd is firing back at a criminal who taunted him on facebook. today the sheriff posted before and after pictures, cedric carr jr. posting selfies and his new mug shot. >> reporter: from smug selfies to this: >> here's a thought for you: and a mug shot. >> reporter: cedric carr jr. has been on the run since january for a robbery. when he found out deputies were looking for him, he post thursday on facebook. grady judd, you don't stop my show. hashtag ftp. >> we not only stopped his show, but we gave him a new %-`arena in which on operate. >> reporter: sheriff judd jawed
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>> if you violate the law and taunt our deputies on facebook, you're going to jail faster. >> reporter: sheriff judd made sure to call him out. today he posted two pictures, a before and after, showing carr's selfies next to his new mug shot with a message: it's not a good idea to taunt the sheriff's office on facebook and yes, we did stop your show. it is one of the most talked about celebrity trials. tonight in saint pete, there is a big disagreement over the value of the hulk hogan sex tape. [ indiscernible ] contends the true value was more than fin million dollars. the trial is giving him a chance to explain the impact the video has had on his life. >> the week was awesome. everybody understands what the
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we're really happy about that. >> belea told the media the trial has been more difficult than wrestling andre the giant in the ring. there's an increasing danger in tampa. spice. in just 4 days, police responded to dozens of calls regarding the drug. why it's so difficult to get the drug off the streets. >> reporter: if you tool around the internet, you'll see lots of videos of what taking the synthetic drug spice can do. >> we had an increased calls for service. >> reporter: but these first responders see it up close and way too personal. >> they are increasingly violent and/or just non- cooperative and combative. >> reporter: in this past week they've seen more and more cases.
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ago, they responded to 30 calls of use of space. at least two deaths could be linked to the drug. they're try their best to put a stop to it. >> since they change the compound all the time, the law cannot keep up with it. >> reporter: spice use also endangers first responders. expect delays if you travel on us41 monday. the florida department of transportation is closing down the roadway to repair the railroad crossing. the project is slated to last two weeks. residents who live in the area are pretty upset because they say the extra traffic will spill over on to residential streets, which could tie up roadways longer. >> that impact with that traffic on those roads there,'s kids, vehicles, safety, police,
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is going to hurt someone. >> d.o.t. says hopefully there won't be too much congestion since spring break is next week. the road closure will be just north of crenshaw lake road. we posted a map of the road close and you are alternate routes on construction crews are racing to restore the beach at the southern end of siesta key. they will be working to have the project completed by may 1st. they're replacing two miles of eroded beach. they're in a rush to finish the project before sea turtle nesting season. the sand is spread across the shoreline. the project cost $21 million. roaring race car engines have been replaced by runners participant nothing the grand prix 5k.
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security measures that include metal detectors as well as bag checks. racing continue in the morning. the rain event is sunday afternoon. tomorrow is supposed to be nice. sunday a slightly different story. >> yes. it's not going to be horrible, but there could be showers. we just hope the timing isn't unfortunate. worst case, the race will be delayed. worst case scenario. temperatures right now in the low to mid-70s. 75 in temple terrace. 71 in clear water beach. and 79 in barto. partly cloudy skies across the tampa bay area right now. no rain, but temperatures going to stay mild in the upper 60s for us by the time you wake up tomorrow morning. there's the area of high pressure that's been keeping us dry all week long. we'll have the details rain chances for you coming up in
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still ahead on 8 at 7:00. >> 8 on your side investigation prompted the county to clean up this property. but what about the tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars you spent to do it. >> spent a meet and greet with the new members of this charter school, but they canceled the party. >> news chant 8 -- (donkey sound) (elephant sound) there's a big difference between making noise,
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and making sense. (elephant sound) (donkey sound) when it comes to social security, we need more than lip service. our next president needs a real plan to keep social security strong. (elephant noise) hey candidates. enough talk.
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tonight, new developments in our 8 on your side investigation schools in chaos. the company running up huge debt managing 4 pinellas county charter schools is out. mark douglas has been on the heels of these school leaders digging up more trouble involving taxpayer money.
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that's the day ilene qu inlan -- turned over management to another organization. matters. we've been asking about $1.6 million in loans that her company made to windsor prep and other schools. she claims she doesn't have any executed loan documents, just unsigned drafts. she can't show us proof of who approved them or if they even exist. the school board chairman won't whicher a word about any of it. he won't talk about the school's new management company either. >> i'm going to direct all questions to our attorney. we want to make sure everything is proper on the record, mark, you know. >> reporter: that new
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to hold a meet and greet in the school cafeteria this morning, but that was suddenly canceled last night. >> what they wanted to do was not be a distraction. >> reporter: on its website, alliance claims to manage 5 charter schools. but lutes prep and another school swear that's dead wrong. and a third school on the list isn't even open yet. >> it's sad. it feels like we're getting lied to constantly. >> reporter: we're not sure when we're going to meet the new manager in person, but we're going to keep asking. i'm mark douglas, news channel 8. new mothers are using technology to buy more time with their babies. >> plus joe's crab shack is apologizing.
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is the economy rigged? well, the 15 richest americans acquired more wealth in two years than the bottom 100 million people combined. i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. my plan -- make wall street banks and the ultra-rich pay their fair share of taxes, provide living wages for working people, ensure equal pay for women. the middle class will continue to disappear unless we level the playing field. with your help, as president,
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on wall street today, the dow ended the day up 218 points. the s&p add 32 and the nasdaq gained 86. joe's crab shack is
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lynching photo as decoration. a title leads all i said was i don't like gumbo. on the bottom of the picture, the caption says hanging at gross point texas. >> we felt sick and confused. it was just sickening. it was disgusting. and it -- it just -- it was so shocking. >> the restaurant manager insists he did not realize the photo was there. the naacp is now demanding the corporate office immediately remove similar images from all of those restaurants. the battle between apple and the department of justice is becoming increasingly hostile. in a new filing, the doj accused apple's rhetoric of being false and corrosive. stand in the way of evidence. apple responded by saying the doj has become so desperate
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decorum to the wind. hillary clinton, donald trump, and bernie sanders are speaking out against a move by the maker of oreos. they plan to cut 600 jobs and move many of those positions to mexico. clinton insists the u.s. will make them give back the tax breaks they got in america. trump says he'll never eat another oreo again. barack obama is in texas today to kickoff the south we southwest music conference. he gave a keynote address. michelle obama is scheduled to attend south by southwest wednesday. the program cuts the cost
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president obama announced that online retailer and several non-profits are collaborating to make this initiative a reality. america is one of the only developed nations that doesn't mandate paid maternity leave. so new parents are turning to crowd funding sites to get by. right now, more than 1200 moms are asking for money on the gofundme page. the practice is becoming much more common as the prospect of crowd funding grows. gofundme helped people donate more than $1 billion last year alone. an exotic car auction in florida -- comedian jerry seinfeld is putting 18 vehicles up for sale. seinfeld says it's time for other enthusiasts to enjoy part
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s if 550 spider is expected to bring in more than $5 million. hills borrow county is warning a property owner to reimburse taxpayers or -- steve andrews tells us she's ignored fines for years and the clock is running. >> what do you want? >> reporter: wanted to know whether or not you've received a letter of demand from the county? >> go talk to them. >> reporter: brenda was not in a good mood. i wouldn't either if i got a demand letter for 60,000 bucks. it's a bill for the 2015 removal of junk and trash removed from her property. >> go talk to them.
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she ran up more than $300,000 in fines. >> she knows she can get away with it because there's no consequences. >> reporter: county attorney clip fletcher drew up an ordinance -- which in turn led to the county bringing in heavy equipment to clean up this dump. the problem, however is spreading. now according to bob mullins, owens is moving bags and bags of who knows what to this place on amhest street, across from her.
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>> reporter: brenda remains defiant. >> go away. if my dog pees on my floor, i'm going to get you to clean it up. >> she has 30 days to pay the $60,000 or contact the county attorney's office. as of today, she has done neither. fast rising flood waters in kirbyville texas have brought dozens of people. officials went to other neighborhoods at risk of flooding to warn people there to evacuate. we've been talking about the flooding west of us for a while now. right now states across the south are bracing for the potential to see more rain this weekend. the national guard is helping to rescue people. we hate to see video like that. that's part of the same weather system that's keeping us dry. high pressure has been blocking
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into our area. as we head into the weekend, we will see rain around here. on sunday for the grand prix, i think we'll be seeing scattered showers around. as we head into the afternoon hours, the rain will push east. it's possible the races could be delayed tomorrow. also going on this weekend, the time change. don't forget to spring forward an hour. as you go to bed saturday night, set the clocks forward. i know it's an easy one to forget. waking up tomorrow, we're in the upper 60s. and we only warm up from there, topping out in the low 80s tomorrow afternoon. tell be mostly cloudy by the afternoon hours, but there's a 10% chance of a passing shower later on in the day. right now, partly cloudy skies. the moisture west of us is heading our direction and will arrive as we head into sunday.
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night plans. notice a couple of showers saturday and as we head into sunday, the rain will push more inland as we head into the day. calling for a 40% chance of rain for sunday. and maybe a lingering shower back on monday. as we head into next week, notice the system does not bring us cooler air. we're still in the low 80s all the way into next week. and the next system holds off until next weekend. a 40% chance of rain doesn't sound great, but it's not going to rain all day. keep that in mind. we'll be right back, stay with us. >> here's what you'll see monday morning on news channel 8 today. >> a new coffee shop has opened up that offers a lot more than just coffee. >> and don't forget to wake up
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supermarkets in france will have to donate food to those in need thanks to a new law. grocery stores often throw out edible food once it reaches the sell by date, but the new law will be donated instead. a middle eastern heart throb and winner of arab idol is performing in atlanta >> tell me why. i never want to hear you say i want it that way >> he became an activist for peace after gaining fame on the arab idol show.
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right now, downtown tampa is transforming for this weekend's gasparilla music fest. tomorrow's huge line up starts at 10:45 in the morning. erica badu is the last performer and will take the stage at 9:00 p.m. concerts and events continue through sunday night. we listed all the details for you on and you've got pretty much a 50/50 shot of having good weather for this. saturday's going to be nice. >> side, very small rain chances and sunday it's not going to rain all day. maybe a period of time if you're going to the strawberry fest or music fest. maybe just have the umbrella over you for a little bit. >> porcho. >> yeah. this is that time of year where there's so many cool things going on in our area. >> i know, how can you even decide? >> that's going to do it for
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thank you for joining us. you can get news from the wfla news app. extra is next. have a good night. blake lively and ryan reynolds leading an all-star parade to president obama's state dinner. >> now on "extra." >> hollywood's d.c. date night. the reynolds and the foxes dining with the first family, and canada's heartthrob prime minister. >> cheers. >> the breakdown on mrs. obama's stunning strapless gown. the president getting emotional about the first daughters. >> and i'm starting to choke up. >> and how justin bieber became a punch line. >> i need you to stop teasing him. where were the fireworks? >> i cannot believe how civil it's been up here.
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moments after the surprisingly civil debate. >> i hope you enjoyed it. nancy reagan reunited with heron knee ronnie. >> nancy is laid to rest today. gwen stefani's bombshell new divorce confessions. >> the details she calls so juicy people would be shocked. plus, breaking couples news. who's john stamos's new mystery girlfriend? then, madonna's meltdown. late to her show. crying, dressed as a clown. plus, alec and hilaria baldwin giving "extra" their first interview about baby number three on the way. >> wow! now, on "extra," from universal studios hollywood, the entertainment capital of l.a. >> hey, everyone. welcome to "extra." i'm mario lopez. coming up, mario, mariah carey the reality show? wait until you hear her
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but first, blake lively and spotlight at the president's state dinner. jerry takes us inside for the couples, the gossip, and of course, the fashion. >> one of the hottest couples in hollywood. lively. >> two canadian exports, two michaels, and the first family. d.c. goes hollywood and turns the white house red carpet into a runway. the glamour, the glitz, the state dinner, and mrs. obama stealing the fashion show. the first lady in midnight blue, jason wu displaying her right to bare arms and shoulders, the pattern inspired by his fall 2016 collection. she first chose the canadian designer for her first inauguration day, surprising even him. >> it was a surreal moment for me. >> blake lively with canadian-born husband ryan reynolds on her arm. incredible, shimmering in a sal


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