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good morning, i'm linsye mastis in adrienne. breaking news, a deputy is dead after a wrong way driver slams into his patrol car. the driver of that car is dead. the crash happened on east selman express way. mary is speaking with officials. mary this is a terrible tragedy for the department? >>reporter: it certainly is. just a huge loss. the deputies
after they learned that one of their own was killed in this head on collision. i'm at the ramp where this happened near the brandon mall and i-75. we just got a look at the deputy's patrol car that was involved in this crash, and you can see that the roof of the patrol car was ripped off. we're told that that wrong way driver was headed west on east selman express way near the i-75 exit around 3:00 a.m. this morning when he slammed into the deputy's patrol car. right now, the deputy been with the department for five years and comes from a law enforcement family. we spoke with run of the colonel with the hillsboro sheriff's department and he got emotional about this loss. >> what do you speak about the
[ crying ] >> yeah. these guys are -- these men and women are -- excuse me -- the men and women are out there trying to protect everybody. >> and as you can see, near this entrance ramp, there's a lot of warning signs for drivers and several do not enter signs and also those flashing lights and the bars that are down. deputies still on scene here. they have closed down portions of the selman express way and they'll be investigating from four to five hours this morning, so definitely try to find an alternate if you're planning on traveling through this area. after greg brown was done briefing the media, he pulled me aside and said he's retiring in may and he hoped he would not have to go to another funeral of
retirement, but obviously not a sad start to the for updates on the breaking news story, you can log onto our website at wfla.com or download our news channel 8 app. let's check on your forecast with mark collins. >> hi, linsey. this is the last surprise. some of you are going to be going to the beach to cool off with water temperatures in the 60s, that's probably a good idea. we have to give it a 7 today out of a scale of 1 to 10 because there's going to be more clouds around today and the clouds will build through the afternoon and we'll see that sea breeze. the temperatures will drop from 80 degrees to 70. in town, we're going to be 82 today. we will see more clouds today than yesterday.
inland spots will still be able to crack that mid-80-degree mark. but today we'll be dry. when i come back, we're going to talk about rain chances in the weekend forecast. and it looks like tomorrow, we're going to see a front come through and it could complicate the weather forecast in a little bit. i'll be back to see you in a bit. thank you mark. it's your vote to fight for florida. voters in the sunshine state get ready to cast their primary. rubio will be in florida to campaign for your vote. rubio tailored his speech to the crowds here noting florida status is an important swing state through the election cycle stating a turning point is coming and it starts here in florida. >> the florida awards 99 delegates to the winner of the state, so we've spent a lot of time and energy here because we think it's the best use of our
the winner of the florida primary is going to be the winner of the primary. >> if he doesn't win, it would be a blow to his campaign efforts if the yelling and chaos everywhere after trump cancels his rally. the event's organizer postponed the event when law enforcement determined just it wouldn't be safe for those attending. at one point, a protestor got on stage and ripped up a campaign sign until security pulled him away. trump defended his reasoning for cancelling the rally. >> i met with law enforcement for a half an hour, i felt it was safer. i don't want to see anybody get hurt. >> several protestors and supporters went home with injuries. one chicago police officer got hurt during the fight. a rival presidential
violence calling it a sad day. >> political discourse shouldn't occur in this country without a threat of violence and raid and hatred directed at each other. >> senator cruz does blame the violence on the protestors, but says in any campaign, the responsibility starts at the top. new jersey governor chris christi is standing behind trump in the wake of the chicago's incident. >> listen, i've been to a number of those rallies in the past two weeks and have not observed the things that people are talking about. i've seen enthusiastic people who are passionate about a candidate and who express that passion. >> the governor also went onto say that those who attended those rallies are responsible for their own behavior. a scandal surfaces in the nation's largest veteran's
top executives from the wounded warrior project are fired. the wounded warriors project is holding a fundraiser here today, but these firings could damage the credibility of other local non profits that serve the same space. however, some of the bay area are hopeful. >> hopeful that they get their stuff straightened out. >> hopefully, but in the meantime, you still have different grass root organizations that are collecting the money and making sure the money is getting to them. >> according to the watch group dog, charity navigator, the wounded warrior project spends 60% of its budgets on veterans. we have tips for picking the right charities to see what percentage of money goes to the cause. you can find this information on wfla.com. happening today, warring
racers raced through the street of st. pete. spectators tried to find spots to get a good look at the action. this thing shivers up your spine. despite the fact that you're standing still, i mean, just talking about it right now is giving me shivers. >> the main event takes place tomorrow afternoon. it will be televised. today is the last day to get out and see jets screaming across the sky in lakeland. coming up, we're going to take you inside of the exciting day of jet week. the sun is up and beautiful day, and of course we'll have
today, 200 pilots from all over the world are in lakeland to compete in the florida jet week world championship. as news channel 8 anthony allred shows us when you go, you're going to see remote control pilots sending their jets screaming across the sky. >>reporter: with this 810 war hoff in the sky, you would think the city of lakeland is under attack, but a second glance might tell you that scott garler is a pilot competing in the florida jet week championships. >> this plane has 118 inch wingspan and two turbines and this plain could probably get up
>> guller came from new jersey to show what his military war plane armed to the teeth can do. >> i'm on vacation. i have an auto repair shop. this is a fun hobby for us and keeps me out of trouble. >> frank organized this worldwide get together for more he's out of the twist. competition. >> so far, tiano has close to 200 rc pilots from as far away as russia, germany and servia to compete in these games. >> it's wonderful that people would spend the money it takes to come from europe to here to compete. >> just like in real life, teams have mechanics to fix everything from engine trouble and window repair. >> we have to repair because my friend on the first flight lost the canopy. it exploded in many parts so we have to fix it. we have two hours to fix it before
>> the cost of these jets and championships can range anywhere from $10,000 upwards of $40,000, so you know these pilots take this kind of flying seriously. >> this is pretty serious stuff like any hobby. this is the ultimate level of modeled airplanes. >> it's the ultimate level. that's enjoyed by some of the sports most die hard fans. in lakeland, anthony allred, news channel 8. >> that looks like a lot of fun. coming up, we have your start -- we have your saturday aez-- saturday's forecast. we'll be right back. and they only take 15 minutes to make. ahh! birds eye voila
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breaking news, a hillsboro county deputy is dead after a wrong way driver slams into his patrol car. the driver of that car is also dead. the crash happened near the i-75 exit at selmon. the deputy was with the sheriff's office for five years. we'll have breaking news on this story throughout the morning. hard news to swallow here early on this morning, but at least the weather is shaping up to get you outdoors today. we'll have a few more clouds heat. we have changes in store we look over sun city center, you can see the sunshine hiding behind the clouds.
with light winds out of the southeast. for today, clouds will be on the increase and as we head through the late afternoon into the evening, look for mostly cloudy conditions, and the changes are the rain. tomorrow looks like we're going to break this dry pattern that we've been in. even the possibility of some thunderstorms during the afternoon tomorrow. but it's a one day thing because i think as we head into monday, most of the rain will be south of the bay area, and temperatures, well, don't expect a big cool down. you're seeing temperatures in the mid-50s right now in brooksville and inverness. that feels refreshing compared to 65 in tampa. humidity is making it feel muggy here, but when we look at what's happening, we're seeing these southeasterly winds that's driving up the moisture and here in gulf, we have southerly winds that's going to bring the moisture into the bay area and help out our rain chances as we head into sunday. you see the rain through
frontal system is going to come through, but the bulk is shifting north. we're not going to get heavy flooding rains like what they've had across the mississippi valley, but we'll see temperatures ease back. the big ridge is giving us back-to-back 80-degree reading in tampa, that will start to break down. the jet stream winds will flatten out and we'll get enough of a dip to push that front in here tomorrow. that's why clouds will be on the increase here today. and when we look at the temperature trend this afternoon, we'll probably still manage to get in the mid-80s in the inland zones, but a little less heat in tampa, and right along the coastal areas, we're going to see temperatures drop as the sea breeze switching in. if you're going to the gasparilla music festival tonight, temperatures will be comfortable at 73 degrees and as we head into the overnight time period tonight, we're not going to see numbers as cool tonight. we'll hover in the upper 60s.
be choppy offshore, but in and around the coastal areas, two footers there. the forecast is calling for the rain chances to ramp up tomorrow afternoon, but there could be early showers tomorrow afternoon in the nature coast. remember, we changed the time and move the clocks forward one hour, and then we're back to a dry week as we head into saint patty's day. i see a fury pet over there. linsey. although it's saturday, it's time to make plans for next saturday. you've love mix and mingle dog fest happening at james stadium next saturday. joining me is chris and a special guest. this is jordan. jordan is hanging out. do you want to wake up? she's so tame and come alm. but she's also very loveable. i got to meet her earlier today. and she is just fantastic. and of course, having a big event with a lot of dogs is going to be a fun event.
up on this, and i saw this sponsored, it mentioned singles, but this isn't an event just for singles. this is for everybody. >> we're not promoting the single thing. we want everyone to bring their families and dog and activities. >> tell me about the events because i noticed there's cooking classes and dogs -- are we cooking for dogs? >> my wife will do demonstrations on the pup pot. and we have where dogs can jump in the water. there's so many activities for the kids. it's a fun event. >> you've been doing it for a few years? >> it's an inaugural event. >> raymond james stadium, you have a lot of dogs there. >> we're expecting 10,000 people to come. >> tell me too because your organization has worked with kalisa and they have touched our hearts.
but tell me what you have done to help kalisa. >> when we hooked up a few weeks ago, stephanie from passage for pets, we got together and i said i would love to give proceeds back to kalisa as apart of this event. we did a commercial and met. it has been a great relationship and she's a brave sweet dog too. >> i want to get down here. i want to pet jordan. hey, jordan, do you want to get up? i'm going to get down and pet jordan because she's so adorable. she hasn't had coffee yet, but she's been up early this morning. jordan is 11-year-old. can you tell me about jordan? she's going to be there on saturday. >> we got her eight years ago and she spent her first three and a half years in shelters. she's one of the most sweetest dogs and one of my favorite. >> i wanted you to tell us about a promotion going on because
>> we have an early bird special. $10 for kids and $15 for adults. from now until midnight, for every adult ticket you purchase, kids are free. >> wonderful. the mingle and mix dog festival is march 19 from 10:00 to 6:00 and you can get those early bird tickets and it's going to be $15 at the door. >> actually it's $25. >> 25 at the door. so you want to get those tickets pretty early. the buccaneers wrapped up a busy day on the free agent market by addressing two areas of need. you're going to find out who they signed, coming up. plus the bolts seek revenge against the broad street bullies. highlights are next in
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florida. for sports to have entertainment value, there has to be bad guys. someone's got to wear the black hat. a franchise finally referred to as the broad street bullies has no problems doing that. the flyers ended the -- the bolts seeking revenge last night. but philadelphia tickles the twine first. sam gets a -- in the second, flyers on the power way and reid makes it 2-0. brayden
boil will break the shut out with his tenth tally of the season, but it was too late. flyers. the buccaneers entered the offseason with two major secondary and defensive line. in a span of a few hours friday afternoon, general manager jason light tampa bay signed brent grimes with a four-year deal. he made twice as many as the bucs corner combined. he got a deal up to $21.1 million. he made the most of any free agent to hit the market in 2016. from the bucs to the bucs.
shot at one apiece in the fifth. kirk comes around to score and it's 3-1 tampa bay. it was 3 all in the 8th. eddie trying to keep it that way, but gift no yeah, that's a real human name and that's a game winning rbi. pilots wins the rays 4-3. round two of the sparks championship. 49-year-old steve stricter shot of the day here, his second stroke on the par and two hops and into the cup for the big bird. that's an eagle. stricter tied for a share of the lead of 5 under. high five, nice. he sinks a birdie here on nine. hockey loving beard rocking canadian stud muffin is four below. nice one -- led to a birdie to finish his round. here's a look at the leader board. mckenzie tied and burger and bill haas right behind them.
now to breaking news. a hillsboro county deputy is
dead after a wrong way driver slams into his patrol car. the driver of that car is also dead. the crash happened on east selman express way. mary mcguire is at the scene where she's speaking with officials. mary, this is a terrible tragedy for the department. >>reporter: it certainly is. good morning to you lindsey. i'm at the ramp where the deputy's believes where the wrong way driver entered the sell -- selman. the entire hood of that car ripped off from the force of that accident. they think this happened just after 3:00 a.m. and the deputy was traveling
crash investigation at tampa general hospital. we spoke with colonel greg brown of the hills pure owe sheriff's -- about the hillsboro sheriff's department and he spoke about what a loss this is. >> what do you think about what a loss this is for the department? [ crying ] >> yeah. these guys are -- these men and women are -- excuse me. the men and women are out there trying to protect everybody. >> and now we're taking a live look at our traffic camera on the cross town as the deputies still investigate this crash. i'm told that this portion of the selman express way could be shut down for the next four to
investigation is taking place. the sheriff's deputies helicopter was above this scene trying to map out what led up to this terrible tragic accident. we do not know the identity of the deputy killed yet, but we know he was a five-year veteran of the law enforcement. he came -- he wanted to be a traffic homicide investigator, that's what he was working towards with the department. certainly just a huge loss for the hillsboro county sheriff's office. lindsey. >> what a tragedy. mary, thank you. for updates on this story, you can log on our website at wf wfla.com or download our app. let's check with mark with our forecast. >> for all the activities going on, it's a good thing the moisture is staying over the gulf. take your pick. grand prix or the val spar pga championship or spring training.
the weather is going to remain warm and fairly dry here today. right now, 65 degrees with a breeze that is calm. as we head through the course of the day, watch for building clouds. clouds on the increase today. we'll call it mostly cloudy to get you through the afternoon. we'll probably see temperatures stop short of that 80-degree mark in town, like 82. some spots will get into the 80s over the inland zones and towards the coast, cooler there with upper 70s. at least the rain stays away today, but lindsey, it looks like the rain could be making an impact in the bay area. a drive-by shooting injured a 3-year-old girl in st. petersburg. police found this car believed to be the one involved in the shooting abandoned in dell holmes park. it was stolen earlier this week. the child and a 23-year-old man were both shot while sitting on a front porch.
flood waters are slamming parts of the south and this morning, 12 million people are under flash flood watches and warnings across five states. so far, there have been 1300 rescues and counting. hundreds of homes had water damage and in louisiana, roads turned into rivers. some people grabbed their boats to rescue stranded neighbors. in brazil, at least 16 people were dead after heavy rain brought heavy rain and triggered mud slides. firefighters rescued a newborn from a home, but three people drowned when they were swept away. and 9 others died when walls of mud destroyed their home. a man in a stolen car led police on a terrifying chase through the chicago neighborhoods and that driver is in custody. take a look at the black sedan. it goes down a residential street over sidewalks and driveways. it drives onto the highway and the driver loses control of the car
look at that. he gets out and runs away, but officers capture him. astronaut scott kelly is hanging up his space suit. according to nasa kelly plans to retire after april 1st. he returned to earth after a 340 day journey in space. kelly will participate in the ongoing research related to his nearly one-year mission. expect delays on u.s. 41 monday. the florida department of transportation is closing down the roadway to repair the railroad crossing. the improvement project is expected to last two weeks. drivers should use dell -- residents who live in the area are upset because they're worried that extra traffic could spill into residential areas and it's where children play. >> that impact with that traffic on those roads, there's kids, vehicles, safety, police, all
going to hurt someone. >> the department of transportation hopes spring break next week will actually help alleviate the congestion. the road closure will be just north of crenshaw lake road >> we've posted a map of the road closures on wfla.com. the kentucky derby is two months away, but horse racing fans can get a peek of the triple crown race at tampa bay downs. brodie was preparing for the tampa bay derby. he's the favorite in the race. >> i expect him to win. i think this is a talented horse. he's coming into the race perfectly, and he seems to play fit and happy with this racetrack. we've come over here to win and give brodie's day started the right way and get him -- >> the kentucky derby is may 7th and you can watch here on news channel 8.
yesterday and do we expect the same today. >> we've had really hot weather here. finally a little cool down today because of some clouds. so this was the sunset yesterday. guess what, folks, tonight's sunset not as spectacular. we're going to have clouds rolling in, and that means rain in the forecast. we'll talk about that, coming upright after this break. plus here's what you'll see monday morning on news channel 8 today. a new coffee shop is opening up in ybor that is offering more than coffee. don't forget to wake up with weather and traffic on the
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is your saturday checkup. >> they're fighting the zika virus. the national institute of allergies and infectious diseases says the effects of zika are worse than thought. the virus can cause severe birth defects and a syndrome that causes paralysis. president obama asked lawmaker to fund research and work on a vaccine. right now, the u.s. food and drug administration is trying to improve the vaccine for mumps. in recent years, the number of cases has risen.
for the mumps have been proven to be effective, but they say not every vaccine is perfect. a new study suggest when a child becomes a big brother or sister, it could effect their risk of obesity. kids without a sibling when they get to first grade are three times likely to be obese. parents may change the way they feed their children when a new sibling is born and the child tends to get more activity. hard to not be active in the bay area like the beach. it should be a descent beach day, but you can see how it appears hazy over st. pete beach. more cloud cover and during the course of the afternoon. the clouds will filter in. winds are calm. temperatures 69 degrees and if you have to take your pick, today will be a little better of a day than tomorrow, because although it's
sunday, there is rain in the forecast, and during the afternoon, we could see some some could be a little bit punchy with the warm heat we've been deal with. lakeland right now, 63 degrees. the winds are calm. southeasterly breezes will develop during the course of the day. and the cooler pockets, typically what we see around hernando into citrus county, we're showing those 50-degree readings there. at 65 and tampa along side sarasota, a couple of degrees warmer in st. pete where it was hot in the bleachers yesterday. maybe you saw the early grand prix racing taking place. we'll be warm once more today on the concrete. the winds will be up, and we haven't had rain and so many of you rubbing the eyes, sneezing because of all the pollen. well, it doesn't look like we're going to get a break here. sunday, we could see a little rain to rinse out some of the oak trees which are contributing
the breeze will stay up. out of the southeast, breezes flowing -- the energy slides to the north. it doesn't drive west, so what that mean the heavy flooding that folks have seen here across the big easy will not be here in our backyard, but a few downpours could wet the grass and we need some of that here. it has been a while since we've had rain to rinse out the pollen and the trees would be nice. notice this afternoon, the bulk of that rain from acala, north -- tomorrow during the afternoon, you can see the rain lining up along our coast, moving inland with that southeast breeze which will pick up tomorrow, and with the front sliding south of us monday, probably not going to see rain around here with rain chances dropping off as we start the workweek, but for those in sarasota, that front will be a slow mover, so you might have some showers south of the bay as
afternoon, 82 for your high. some spots in the mid-80s over the interior, and tonight, we'll see temperatures dipping down into the upper 60s overnight. so, muggy weather for sure especially during the evenings, you see temperatures cooling only down into the 60s. daytime high staying in the 80s even behind the front. a reminder, we turn our clocks forward as we head into the late night hours tonight at 2:00 a.m. tomorrow, we're losing a little sleep. for those on the early shift, it's not a good thing, but we're looking ahead towards the upcoming weekend where we'll see lindsey. now to breaking news , a hillsboro county deputy is dead after a wrong-way driver slams the driver of that car is dead. the crash happened on east selman express
mcguire is at the scene where she's been speaking with law enforcement officials. this is a terrible tragedy for the department. >>reporter: it's a huge loss for the hillsboro sheriff's office. those were emotional when explaining what happened here. i'm near the entrance ramp where they believe this wrong-way driver got onto the express way and that terrible head on collision occurred. we do have a photo of the deputy's patrol car that was involve north dakota this crash. you can see the roof of the car is off and that's because the jaws of law were used to take the deputy from that car. we know this happened around 3:00 a.m. this morning. and the wrong-way driver was headed west on the east selman way. the deputy had been with the department for about five years and comes from a law enforcement family. now, this investigation has shut down many portions of the express
deputies tell me they will be on scene here for four to five hours as they investigate exactly what happened. i've heard that the hillsboro county sheriff's office helicopter is flying above the scene as well. probably mapping out the details of that crash. but i spoke with colonel greg brown. hillsboro county sheriff's office and he was briefing the media about what a tragedy it was. and he said he's retiring in may and he was hoping to retire without attending a funeral of one of his fellow deputies. that's not the case. we do not know the name of the deputy or the wrong-way driver. we'll learn that later and keep you updated on-air and online at wfla.com. lindsey. >> tragic, tragic start to the day. thank you mary. for updates on the breaking news story, you can log onto wfla.com or download our free
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the world of social media and tech. let's look at our tech board. hackers are hitting apple users. to get access to their data, they would have to pay hackers $400 to $500 and apple is updating antisoftware to prevent others from an attack. amazon is restoring encryption devices. they plan to remove the devices because so few customers were using it. when the public found out, there was black lash, so amazon will let you update coming this spring. ben and jerry's released three new flavors and they did it on snap chat. there are three new ones including one with a browny batter which means i'm regretting my decision to give up chocolate just about now. and facebook bought masquerade. that's an app that adds cool face filters. it's
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take a look at these adorable puppies. the litter was abandoned on the side of a tampa road. they were 6 weeks old and their fur was so bad, they had no hair. they're 2-month-old and they're in good health thanks to the tampa bay humane society and they're ready for a new home. >> if i had the space and if they stayed that small, i would take them all. >> i know. i wish i had more rooms in my house, i would have a cat and dog room. >> it could be a lot of work, but enjoyable. the weather is cooperating. it's a nice start. >> thank you mark and thank you for joining us. our next newscast is at 6:00. we'll have updates through the morning.
and the company is called valeant pharmaceuticals. i'm going after them. this is predatory pricing and we're going to make sure it is stopped. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. good morning. chaos and clashes. violence breaks out at a donald trump rally in chicago after a last-minute cancellation. protesters and supporters taking their fight into the streets and the candidate said he made the right move. >> i don't want to see anybody get hurt. >> chicago police making it clear he didn't have to cancel. his poepts also weighing in. >> there's only one presidential their events. >> it starts at the top. >> will tempers flare at trump's we're live.