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getting -- extremists from getting into the u.s. and st. petersburg track star that ran in the same race as usain bolt. a background check battle. the state of florida is increasing background checks for daycare providers. bupf?v joins us live from tampa outside the department of children and families these extra background checks are a good thing but they're causing a major back log and the kids are caught in the middle. >> tina gill has one of the most important jobs in the world, she takes care of your kids. >> we knew this was colling and we were -- come xg we were warned. >> as a mother of two she knows how important it is to have
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so she was thrilled to hear that laws require additional background checks. >> it's a great thing because we know if a person's been involved in a child abuse case in another state and not necessarily charge where had a crime. >> children artiny citizens we want to be sure they have the best start. >> childcare providers go through a series of local, state, and federal background checks now add two more lay years. a national child abuse and sex o fernd registry. sounds like a great idea until all those providers apply at once. >> we don't have any power to fix this. the only people who have the power is dcf to staff it and get the turn around. >> we reached out to ask why the backlog is so bad. they tell us they've added additional resources to insure
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timely manner. but tina was beyond frustrated what used to take 24 hours can take up to three weeks. >> it ends up hurting the children because we can't get the quality teachers in the classroom. >> at the lockhart of it it's the -- at the heart of it it's the children that everyone is worried about. the current employees are being screened and the employees that are trying to get into the industry are >> when were these daycare providers able to begin going through the process? >> july 12st. they started right -- 1st. they started right away. so it's only taken six weeks to jet a gsh get a jam -- get a jamming in the system. dcf says they're looking into the situation. . two music teachers in the
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hit by a drunk driver. caroline sine and sean hankins two music teachers both in critical condition tonight. news channel 8 east lindsey mastis was there -- news channel 8's lindsey mastis was there this morning. >> colleagues and friends and family coming together to show love and support. >> before school colleagues prayed. >> we're asking for caroline to have her health restored to her. she's a wonderful teacher and our hearts are broken. >> she and her friend hankins are in the hospital after an accident. the driver brice macleod faces
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to the hospital. >> we're singing to her. playing music in her ear. we know that's what she thrivers on. -- thrives on. >> she's a beloved music teacher. >> she always did great things with the kids. you can feel the passion for music. >> the children love her. she's energetic. she's get going. she's just -- she's got a lot of love. >> ja account. in pinellas county lindsey mastis news channel 8. what we found after digging into the accused driver's history. donald trump laid out his plans to fight radical islamic extrooemism. he said -- extremism. he said he would temporarily
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countries that are known to export terrorists. >> in the cold war we had an idealogical screening test. the time is overdue to develop a new screening test for the threats we face today. i call i call it extreme, extreme vetting. our country has enough problems. >> he blamed president obama for the rise of isis but he did esident obama founded isis. . joe biden called trump totally unqualified. some think trump has lost the race with polls snowing him trailing big -- showing him
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states. >> the trump campaign is firing back. candice joining us now with that story. that includes florida as a swing state. >> keith good evening. the latest poll at the end of last week showed that clinton is winning in florida. heech candidate -- each candidate expected a spike after the convention. but experts say this is more. >> we cannot let continue. >> trump today presenting his plan to take on isis. but plan to take on clinton? he wants to remain true to himself going on to say the cha would be dishonest to do so. >> he's going to continue to being himself. he didn't win the primary by being scripted. >> trump is not leading in any single state that obama won.
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rust belt strategy. >> take a look in florida. the latest nbc wall street jor nal poll has clinton beating trump by five. in ohio, by four. it's the pennsylvania number raising eyebrows. >> has anyone been able to come back from those numbers. >> nobody at this point of the major party candidates has been able to come back. >> the chairman agrees with trump against them. >> i encourage everybody to be a part of the process. don't listen to the 30 second sound bites. >> he says more campaign organization in florida is on the way. >> i think we're opening 25 offices on the ground in florida. >> what needs to happen for him to win? >> he needs to control his moth. -- mouth. >> telling me today that the
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they will be here -- and they will be here almost every other week. >> donald trump has his camp and hillary clinton has her camp. how many voerts have not -- voters have not made up their minds? >> you have party loyalists that are going to vote with their party no matter mush. only 5% of voters have not made >> 84 days to go. thank you candice. well a polk county couple frustrated about drivers speeding up and down the street. they called better call behnken. >> a st. pete track star ran against the best last night in rio. and paul martin talks about an
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offshore in the moment. we'll look at the rest of the
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now 8 on your side special coverage of the rio olympics. tonight sprinter al sob felix is going to be -- allyson felix is going to be the most d >> be sure to tune in tonight to see if she in fact makes history. last night a local track star raced with some of the fastest men the the world and proved he belongs with them.
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the 100 meter event in rio and paul ryan talked to him. >> the old adage is that you are the people you run with so trayvam is one o tf fastest. >> people -- one of the fastest. >> he was a track star at gibbb's high school. saturday night he was a star on an international stage. >> to be amongst these guys is krasy. >> he -- crazy. >> he earned the eighth and final spot but was unable to overcome the likes of legends like usain bolt. he finished in last place but he has his best races ahead of him. >> great race. great competitors, great atmosphere. i have a lot to grow. had a great year this year. had my personal best and the
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>> he has one race remaining and then will head back to the united states to have surgery before setting his sights on 2020. >> and paul will can't to bring us reports right up to the closing ceremony. he's live every morning on news channel 8. >> that bolt is something to watch. once he gets halfway down the track turbo kicks in. >> i've never seen an athlete like that. >> really incredible. fun to watch the athletes. >> the limdzs going on here -- olympics going on here at news channel 8. >> turn it on if you haven't already. the weather is interesting to watch too. >> some thunderstorms offshore. the west coast see breeze colliding offshore. we've seen a few thunderstorms the the inland areas.
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flow it tends to overwhelm the sea breeze. kind of a mixed sky at this location. but note that rainfall. 38 one hundredths. that's the offshore rain i was talking about. that sea breeze that occurred with the easterly flow pushing the shower activity trying to move inland and moving in. down in rio the forecast at 7:00 68. 80 degrees but a hot afternoon overall. the little numbers in celsius. san diego a rare trip to the top here tonight. 85 at 7:10. just a slight chance of a shower. not too bad. the east coast sea breeze is moving akros the state but -- across the state but when we take it away that's a schooling
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like st. petersburg. clearwater a few lightning strikes to the northern areas. northern spots the same stories. east of bushnell at the moment. offshore of citrus and hernando county. a few lightning strikes close the shoreline itself. a few inland showers rolling along. we can't rule out developing shower this is evening. but it's about the easterly flow shoving everything off to 92 at 4:00 p.m. sunshine and clouds. chances showers developing any time even around noon the eastern part of polk county. 93 seminal very hot roo readings on the -- very hot readings on the beaches. satellite show as -- shows a few showers here thanks to the easterly flow. the area of pressure causing
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the west in texas. some devastating news there out of louisiana with the heavy rain. tropical wave 50% chance of developing here for the next five days. this one coming off of africa. this time of year we look towards this part of the atlantic. these storms that travel across africa get energized by the warm air and become something tropical. that one we're not too concerned about. the model continues to develop an occasional shower. we'll leave a scattered chance in there. 29 degrees for tuesday -- 92 degrees for tuesday. that's seasonal any time after the noon hour. but primarily like they did moving east to west across the state. highs near 90. when you need help she's on your side. better call behnken.
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tired of drivers speeding down their street. they call it anowing and -- annoying and dangerous. polk county officials have denied their requests. they decided they better call behnken and shannon figured out there's a connection between the speeders and the county. >> it's been a peaceful place to live for rita and bernie. but a steady stream of speeders has th especially when all day long they see who is ignoring this can't miss it 25 miles per hour speed limit sign. >> the transit busses, school busses, you name it. couple of county trucks. they don't go the speed limit. >> county officials say no way to speed limits. -- speed bumps. >> i'm tired of the excuses.
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out my better call behnken speed busters gun. within minutes. >> nail him. >> yeah. get your bike you better. >> he was going 40. >> tense moment and we were just getting started. >> 43. 40. 36. 38. 39. 45. >> even the mailman was in a hurry. >> 37. >> a lot of speeders but the the county. including workers speeding to and from a maintenance yard at the end of avenue q. >> 38, 39, 3435, 40, 35. quite a few county vehicles. finally county vehicle going what it's supposed to be going. >> no wonder the county doesn't want speed bumps. >> 35, 36.
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spoeksman bill. >> it doesn't permit us to put speed bumps in. >> the kind of traffic? like county vehicles? and there's more they recently reclassified avenue q to commercial. that means they can't get speed bumps. >> the timing is coincidental. he did concede there's a speeding problem. >> that could have been a school board or one >> he promised to put the brakes on the county speeding. >> i know the county management was disappointed. >> after our meeting county officials sent a sternly worded email to its drivers about avenue q and rita says county vehicles have been practically crawling down the road today. >> what about the other drivers?
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trailer there. if they can't put in speed bums is there another option? >> they say they are looking into flashing lights on the road or paints stripes on the road. there's some other things they could do. they're looking into those. but they're going make sure their employees around speeding anymore. >> if you have a problem you need solved you better call behnken. if vacation over the summer pay close attention to your bank statements. which hotel chains were the target of hackers. plus here's a look at the medal account from the rio
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in florida, people are working hard, just to get by.
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in the u.s. senate." marco rubio stopped showing up for work. let us down. i'm patrick murphy and enough's enough. i'm proud to work with president obama. to protect social security and a woman's right to choose. and grow this economy so it works for all of us. i'm patrick murphy and i approve this message
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if you have been to any marriott or weston ho tells recently you may have been hacked. hei hotels and may have been stolen. one of the hotels hit was the intercontinental in tampa bay. waterproof iphones seemed like a distant idea but a new patent could reveal the feature to come out in september. it highlights ed itting tools for under water photography.
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there's watching the olympics. 38 million americans prefer the latter. according to a survey that's the number of people missing work to watch the olympics. some watches at work -- watching at work, coming in late, taking time off. just to catch the competition. >> or if you're us you get paid to watch the olympics. a lot coming up at 5:30. season. why hunters are flocking to florida's lake. and historic flooding in louisiana. we're going show you video of an unbelievable rescue that you just don't want to miss coming
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i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. letterman:"has a line of clothing, now where were these made?" trump: "these were made, i don't know where they're made. but they were made someplace. but they're great. d at macy's and they're doing great.? letterman: ?where are the shirts made?? off-camera voice: ?bangladesh.? letterman: ?bangladesh.? trump: ?well, it's good. we employ people in bangladesh." letterman: ?ties? where are the ties made?" they have to work, too. these are beautiful ties. they are great ties. the ties are made in where? china? off-camera voice: ?china.? letterman: ?the ties are made in china."
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right now on news channel 8 at 5:30. it's an annual florida tradition that's really for the bold. tonight these guys make gator hunting a family affair. i'm lee. >> and i'm josh benson thanks for being with us tonight. alligator hunting season is underway in the state of florida and people are hitting the water in hopes of bagging record-breaking reptile. . some say polk county is the prime spot. >> that's right. think about all of the lakes we have. we're at lake parker and some say these waters are full of massive gators and that is what this is all about. for travis lanford catching a gator is an adrenaline rush. >> finally getting it, running them down to the point where they want to fight. there's something about it that


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