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crash is dead. her boyfriend struggles in a hospital bed now. jamel lanee joins us live from bay front health in saint petersburg. we heard that shawn hankens had a broken back. how is he doing tonight? >> reporter: well, he remains here in critical condition at the hospital. we are told that shawn doesn't even know that caroline gone. >> unbelievable. a beautiful soul. >> reporter: karin still can't believe music teacher and friend caroline sine is gone. the two met when boyfriend shawn invited her out to watch him play in his band. karin's husband is also in the group. >> shawn introduced her to us at a venue and we fell in love with her. >> reporter: she said the two were inseparable. caroline practiced with them
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>> she was just spot son. >> reporter: karin remembers getting a frantic call from shawn's mother early sunday morning. >> they were going on a date and coming back. >> reporter: bryce mccloud was impaired when he hit them. >> he remained at the scene. from what i understand, he was cooperative at least up to a point. >> reporter: both were badly hurt. caroline succumbed to her injuries monday. but not husband had a chance to stay good-bye. >> they took us to the place where caroline was and we all got to pay our respects. it was important for eric to say good-bye to her for shawn and he said what he had to say. i said what i had to say and we all told her we loved her.
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harvesting sine's organs for donation. the band has created a go fund me account to help both families. keith? >> jamel lanee, thank you. new tonight, a disturbing case of child neglect. there food, trash everywhere. at >> the children lived liken malls in a cage. >> the children ranged between 8 and 17. they were ordered not to have contact with the children if they bond out of jail. >> there is a new travel
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county. we learned pinellas county will be getting $100,000 in state funding for the month of august to help fight zika. a librarian killed in a terrible accident is in her final resting place. she was shot during a police officer during a citizen's academy and tonight family and friends said good-bye. mary champion for children's literacy. >> reporter: good evening. it was a packed service here at this emotional funeral where mary was remembered as a woman who cared much about her community and was inspiration to many. mary was taken way too soon. she was an important figure actively involved in city
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city's newest library. she was killed when officer lee cole accidentally shot her. >> she was always pleasant and smiling. never a frown. >> reporter: this afternoon, large groups of people filed inside this church to say their final good-byes. >> mary always had a book in her hand. >> reporter: her son steve is struggling to cope. >> sometimes we don't understand why god takes such a wonderful person away. nothing happens by mistake. >> reporter: he is not harboring anger over what has happened. my mom was about forgiving. we need to be about forgiving. >> reporter: speakers didn't focus on how she died. instead, on the inspirational life that she lived. >> i not only admired my aunt
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>> she set the bar pretty darn high for the family. i can hope one day just to be halfway of what she has accomplished. >> reporter: mary showed so much love toward others and today, they showed their love in return. fdle is investigating this case. john rogers, newschannel8. >> and officials don't know why there was live ammo in the training weapon. officer lee cole is on administrative leave. sarasota police are asking pokimon hunter to be on alert after one woman was robbed while playing the game. a man came up and grabbed the woman's purse while she was engrossed in the game on her cell phone. the force of the attack knocked the victim to the ground. but she was not hurt. a k-9 team tracked down the purse but the wallet was not inside. well turned away and ticked
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some students are being kept out. citrus ridge academy in davenport was built to alleviate overcrowding but it is already over capacity. administrators will trying to figure out what to do next. nearby schools are also crowded. 8 on your side spoke with one parent who is still looking for a school for her son. >> they are like oh, we are not accepting any more students. what's the next step? >> administrators will meet on thursday to discuss what to do with the extra students. some options include finding other schools and adding portable classrooms. >> a three-year-old boy saved by an off duty deputy at a water park got to meet his rescuer today.
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habib hansey. they spotted the child unconscious in the water and called for help. hansey performed cpr and was able to resuscitate the boy. well, a strong showing from the sunshine state in rio. >> but how are the local athletes faring in these olympic games? paul ryan has an update for you from rio coming up. >> plus, when it comes to public housing complexes, this is the crown jewel. so, why is it a leaky mess? mark is on it because you paid for it. >> hot day, 94 degr thunderstorms, a bit scattered at the moment. we will look at your evening forecast the rest of the week and the weekend shortly. that's coming. >> here is a look at the latest medal count from rio. team usa still going strong.
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>> the 2016 summer olympics featured 38 athletes from florida which is more than any other state except for california. >> big state. a lot of great athletes here and our own paul ryan is in rio with an update on how our florida athletes are doing in the medal count. >> reporter: antonio vargas did not get what he wanted on his
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>> working the body of vargas. >> reporter: the kissimmee boxer was defeated by uzbekastan. >> i'm a little disappointed but at the same time, i'm happy because god got me this far. i was able to experience the atmosphere. i'm thankful to my lord and savior jesus christ. >> reporter: phil and nick are also headed home falling to brazil in the quarter fi the beach volleyball tournament. >> he does it. >> reporter: miami native ashley johnson will play on. she made six saves for team usa helping americans reach the water polo semifinals. >> the crowd is amaze. i wish we had crowds like this at hope. it is cool to have such energy from everybody in this stadium and for them to be fully engaged in the game. it is really amazing. >> reporter: reporting in rio de janeiro, paul ryan,
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>> and paul is in rio throughout the olympic games. he will bring us reports all the way up into the closing ceremony on sunday. and travelers to rio are experiencing much more than olympic competition. they are also hearing the sounds of rio. especially the jazz music. it is now famous for. nbc nightly news anchor man lester holt is a self-taught bass player. he will show us the connection between brazilian and jazz coming up in nightly news. an $18 million housing complex paid for with tax money. >> how this apartment is part of a bigger problem that you paid for. as meningitis b. but how did we end up here? his mom thought he had the flu and that he was covered by the meningococcal meningitis vaccine he had received. until 2014 there were no vaccines
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>> it is a 425 complex of high- rises that change the face of public housing, but tonight, we discovered a costly flaw in the jewel and you paid for it. the senior citizen tower known as the reed is leaking water. and it has been for as long as a year without repair. tonight, mark douglas is on it because you paid for it. so a leak we are talking about. >> reporter: that's right
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reached out to us because her apartment leaks every time it rains. it cost $18 million to build the reed. thanks to that senior citizen, we discovered a much longer problem that puts that public investment at risk. an investment that you paid for. all after the rain last week, the hum of fans and driers filled the fourth floor >> every time it rains the water comes down. >> reporter: when she climbs out of bed after a rainfall, pena says the soggy carpet makes her dance. >> yeah. yeah. yeah. oh, water! >> reporter: turns out her problem is part of a much bigger problem at the reed. a tower that cost $18 million
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$26million ella and $26 million tempo still under construction. by the time it is finished, the encore project that you paid for will cost $425 million. the reed is barely a year old and it is already showing serious flaws. >> we have a problem down there. and we need to take ownership of it. >> reporter: housing records show leaks dating back to april in ten apartments. but the manage didn't know any of that until we started asking questions. >> thanks for bringing this to our attention. this situation should have been treated as an emergency and it wasn't treated as an emergency. as a matter of fact, i have some people upstairs i'm meeting with about the whole situation. >> reporter: ryans is already involved in a lawsuit with the reed's builder, the siltech group. taxpayers are spending more than 26 million to build along
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for the reed. ryans fired siltech in june for faulty construction, now water leaks are making things worse. >> this could be a symptom of a much bigger problem. >> that is absolutely correct. you are absolutely correct about that. that is one of the reasons why we are involved in mitigating legal action with the contractor now. >> reporter: ryans tells me he paid a personal visit to paula to apologize just the day after behalf. he tells me no one should have to live like that and he is going to fix her problem. siltech was supposed to fix all of the leaks as part of the warranty but never did. ryans has hired another contractor and insists insurance, not taxpayers, will pay for the repairs. >> not familiar with this company. i guess you made a phone call. any response to all of this? >> reporter: in a word, nothing. no one from their office has returned my calls. it is interesting to note that
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pleaded guilty last year to a federal fraud case involving kickbacks, housing developments. his wife still runs that company. hundreds of millions of dollars. >> thanks for staying on it mark. we want to know what you think about this. is the housing authority properly watching over your taxpayer money? you can weigh in on our facebook page. the loews don cesar here at saint pete beach. temperatures have fallen because of the rain. 84 degrees lakewood ranch. not a bad view. always abby view from here. cooler temperatures. classic florida summer sky. that easterly flow. everything moving east to west across the area. that has been the overall flow. like yesterday across the region. at 7:00 a.m.
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23 celsius. 85 degrees at noon. 90 at 4:00 p.m. mostly sunny skies. warmer temperatures. even in the winter. paul mueller a nice shot. here in tampa, danny got a nice shot as well. sever pictures coming in here. a shelf cloud. in one coming in on twitter. look at the guys here scaling the wall with some dark skies there in the background. hope you guys didn't take any chances if any lightning ve in. our rainfall, 5.56 inches. this is the tampa international airport. this is for august, so far. that is an inch-and-a-half above normal. always good to see the surplus during the rainy season. we hate to see the deficits that lead to droughts. but that is not our problem at the moment. showers continue to move to the west. you can see showers and storms in the gulf of mexico. that is a pretty good round there. picked up a half inch to an inch of rain. a lot of lightning, flooded streets in some area. further south, the best rain chances, north port.
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englewood, but they are out there. 93 degrees at 4:00 p.m. temperatures hot again. 94 for a high. not a record, that was 97 in 1960. 81 degrees out in lakeland. 85 weeki wachee. temperatures have fallen mostly as a result of thunderstorms even if you didn't see showers. the easterly flow has been pushing cooler air across the state. once the showers develop. we get the outflow. a tropical wave, 90% ch this is the time of year where we looked east. toward africa for the storms that do form. computer model forecast picks out that area. and that tropical wave over the next couple of days through thursday. as we get into friday and beyond, we watch another area of low pressure. thunderstorms that travel across ecuitorial africa. this one we will have to keep a closer eye on. the computer models keep that
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wednesdays morning a few clouds around. easterly flow in place for tomorrow. any time around noon. showers can develop and push west like they have been doing for the last two days. 40% rain chance wednesday. that is seasonal levels. thursday too. high temperatures are warm. 90 to 92. 93 degrees. fairly common. we had 95 yesterday and 94 today. so, before the showers roll on through, and the big thing is the sea breeze kind of has disappeared because we see a stronger easterly flow. the sea breeze is nice. it help to keep it a little cooler. >> thanks steve. well, coming up in sports, a pair of florida gators make history today at the olympic games. >> and bucs camp is about to get ramped up this week. dan lucas previews two practice days against the jacksonville
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in florida, it used to be that if a child, a senior or one of our four legged friends was trapped in a hot car you and i were not allowed to save them unless we were willing to be sued. has government lost its mind? so i fixed the law to make sure we are all empowered to rescue those who can not rescue themselves. that is the least we can do. after all the love they give. dana young for the florida senate. a return to common sense. welcome. it's me! the extra crispy colonel. my extra crispy, twenty dollar fill-up feeds a family of four. it's crunchy! juicy! and oh so tasty.
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>> bucs first training camp game in jacksonville. the bucs and the jaguars are going through changes through defense and physical play has there is not one play player who does not want to show up on the practice field at the expense of another team. bucs head coach dirk koetter and the jags head coach have laid down rules that will be enforced. >> it will be similar to practice you see south here, but two practices going on at the same time.
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similar number of reps. and really like we do in a regular week. >> without shenanigans we presume. we present the bucs and the jaguars t real game. 7:30 kickoff like last week. we will broadcast that game on great 38. so check out the stations right there on your screen. the florida gators quarterback battle. not settled but there is no panic from head mcilwane. he praised luke del rio and appleby for similar reasons. one had success in the red zone, the other moved the offense. late scratch to the rays lineup tonight. second baseman logan forscythe out. so nick franklin fills in tonight against the padres. that is unfortunate for forscythe because monday night, he made rays history becoming
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record back to back seasons with 15 home runs. the rays have two players beyond the home run mark. forscythe and cory dickerson have a chance to reach 20 as well. and keeping with the history team, the united states christian taylor and will clay repeated their gold silver performance in the triple jump from the 2012 games in london. that is the first time it has ever happened in the olympics. and both their old pals, teammates at florida. so, the gators one, two. clay proposed to his girlfriend. after the event. >> yes. >> she said es. absolutely. >> not everybody can do that. >> good time to do it. >> showers open for the most part? >> there will be a few remaining showers but nothing serious. >> sounds good. >> we had quite a light show around here. don't go anywhere. nightly news up next followed by newschannel8 at 7:00. >> josh and jen over on great 38. should be a good one. stay tuned for that.
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tonight, racing to escape. a frantic turn in the worst flood disaster since superstorm sandy. now 30,000 rescued as more communities scramble to get out the way. >> and arson arrest. the person who set a wildfire that burned homes and buildings to the ground. and trump and ailes? a report that the former news chief is now helping the gop nominee, plus what we learned about trump's first classified intelligence briefing. and what hillary clinton told the feds and why they recommend against charging her. and crossing the line, a photo finish


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