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>> announcer: this broadcast is presented by the authority of the international olympic committee and may not be reproduced or retransmitted in any form without the expressed written consent of the international liolympic committ. 1:00 am to the second in rio. let's finish up with a look at the medal count brought to you by mcdonald's, supporting athletes on their journeys to olympic gold with three days of competition remaining, the u.s. has reached 100 other country has as many as 60. american women particularly have been successful here, winning 60% of the country's gold medals and more than half of the medals overall. update on the ryan lochte story. two swimmers involved in the incident, jack conger and connor bentz are currently on a flight back to the united states. also scott blackman has released a statement saying, and we quote, behavior of these
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team usa or the conduct of the vast majority of its members. we will further review the matter and any potential consequences for the athletes when we return to the united states. on behalf of the united states olympic committee, we apologize to our hosts in rio and the people of brazil for this distracting ordeal of what should rightly be a celebration of excellence. jimmy fiegen has release adrian advised statement of securing his passport to return to the united states. we'll have more on the story in the morning. usain bolt will be running his final race 4 x 100 relay tomorrow night.
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a brutal attack on a bay area elderly man leaves him clinging to life, and neighbors in shock. >> i was like who in the hell could do this? >> tonight, police need you to take a look at this guy. the reason he may be able to help solve this case, ahead. >> and u.s. swimmers caught in a lie. the surveillance video that police believe sets the record straight. >> plus, deputies get a little help from a good samaritan to
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good evening, i'm jennifer lee. >> i'm keith cate thanks for joining us tonight. an elderly tampa man beaten bad enough and left to die in his on backyard. the latest on this story. paul, tell me police are getting closer to catching this hooligan. >> reporter: yeah, can you believe this story tonight? police are going all out, searching for the suspect in this case. at the sati not a suspect, but a person of interest. this is 47-year-old carlos cordero, with all of this going on, they're also looking for the victim's stolen suv. >> whatever that guy do? that was really gruesome, man. >> reporter: neighbors in this tight knit community on 27th in tampa, what would make someone beat him so bad.
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>> he's a very kind man, and really wouldn't harm anybody. to have him apparently being assaulted is just unconscionable. >> reporter: the beating took place wednesday afternoon in wanton's backyard. he wouldn't be found until hours later. pleading, unconscious in the hot florida sun for hours. >> i was look, who in the hell could do this? i lived here for 20 years man, and i've never seen something like this happen. >> reporter: family and friends believe whoever did this was a regular here in e neighborhood that had come around a lot. that he'd look for odd jobs, and people like mr. watton just wanted to help him out. >> it appears he was just a predator looking for his opportunity. >> reporter: now police are looking for carlos alberto cordero, a person of interest. cops also searching for watton's suv. whoever beat him then stole it.
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>> i just hope god, you know help him. >> reporter: although family members believe the attacker may have been the guy who did all the odd jobs, police have yet to confirm that. >> it brings up an interesting point. if this is true, this is a crime of opportunity. had he worked for watton before, mr. watton times the family says. you know, but the big question, keith, i think right here is what triggered everything to go down like this yesterday? and the answer to this, really could blow the case wide open. >> that's why they want to find the person of interest. paul mueller, live at tampa pd. u.s. swimmers jack conger and gunnar bentz are on their way back to the united states. earlier tonight, the two finished about 5 hours of
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station. according to police, the u.s. swimmers lied. security cameras are everywhere in rio, so it should be no surprised what really happened was caught on video. >> four u.s. swimmers were not robbed at gunpoint. instead, investigators say the swimmers vandalized this station bathroom. the athletes then paid around $50 for the damage. this video shows the four swimmers leaving a party at club france. the swimmers then say they got into a taxi. by 6:06, you can see them near the bathroom at a gas station. when an attendant walks up, they run out. brazilian officials say the four tried to leave and the station called police. at 6:09, a man approaches a cab appearing to point a gun at the car. three minutes later, the swimmers get out.
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his wallet. another puts his hands up. at 6:56 a.m., the four arrive back at the athletes village. both the video, and police accounts are inconsistent with ryan lochte's original story that they were robbed at gunpoint. >> tonight, many brazilians are demanding an apology from the swimmers. after the incident, rio stepped up their security. police say the investigation is ongoing. breaking news tonight at the university of south florida who's been exposing himself near dining areas on campus. so far, at least three separate cases were reported in the last six hours. students are encouraged to report any suspicious activity. tonight, in polk county, school leaders and parents met to talk about a plan to save five failing schools fighting to stay open. the state required the district
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improve failing grades. that includes redistricting at least $1 million to help the failing schools. parents we talked to don't know what took so long. >> they brought up the excuse of, it's fun. now they're willing to dump money back into the school, when they should have been doing it all along. >> school administrators will defend their plan before the state board of education. this is a story that a motorcycle. a change of clothes, and an attempted carjacking. but most importantly, it's a story that includes an alert citizen who lept into action. jim holloway joining us live on state road 60, where the scene unfolded earlier. and deputies had some help when they tracked down the suspect. >> reporter: they certainly did. first, i'm going to take you back to the beginning of the story. deputies got a 911 call about a
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the aviation team quickly lifted off in their chopper and started recording this video. he sped off the interstate, and apparently thought a change ofclothes from a convenience store might help him elude authorities. he ditched the bike and ran like a wind. >> a helicopter was going over, but it was very low. so i just got cu up front. >> reporter: he saw johnson jumping the fence with the cop car in pursuit. >> the jail is next to us. i figured the guy probably escaped from jail. >> reporter: clarkson then saw johnson hijacking a track. the driver fought back. johnson gave up, and took off again. thanks to clarkson's quick thinking, johnson did not get any farther.
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arms out, and i just got on top of him, until the deputy caught up to us. >> reporter: johnson does have an extensive record. he is behind bars without bond. in brandon, jen holloway, newschannel 8. still to come tonight, it was all about speed at the olympic track tonight. >> coming up next, am so of the world's fastest runners, including usain bolt ran an incredible race. at some of the top events. >> what sets this medical marijuana store apart. >> a warm high of 92 degrees. it certainly was a warm one. gave birth to showers and thunderstorms. a pattern change for the weekend, we'll have that coming
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this is not something you see every time the olympics comes around. a relay team racing against the clock and only the clock. that is exactly what the american women's 4 x 100 team did tonight, a day after dropping the baton in the second finals. the replay showed they were bumped. >> they needed to make the nearly a full second. jack, that's pretty impressive when you're just running against the clock. >> it's incredible they were able to do it in that time, and clear that time, they had to make by that much. very impressive feat, but we've seen a lot of impressive feats by the american athletes here in these rio games, amend
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made. >> we'll start with usain bolt. 19.79 seconds, not a world record, but good enough for gold. until tonight, only one american, bob methias had ever won back-to-back titles. university of texas alum ryan crowser launched feet 10 inches. a new olympic record, he edges out joe covax. helen beat the 13 time world champion from japan, in the gold medal match, and became the first u.s. woman to win wrestling gold. >> i didn't know i was going to be the first ever.
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i can't believe it. >> and the women pick up more medals. the total to 100 in the u.s.. the u.s. won 103 you can catch our very own paul ryan's report. get the latest in our olympic session on wfla.com. tampa bay's first medical marijuana dispensary is now open in pinellas county. the true lee facility opened its doors today along u.s. 19 in clearwater. they sell low thc and whole plant high thc medical cannabis
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prescription. it is open to patients who depend on medical marijuana, to alleviate symptoms where previous medications have failed. peter, what kind of patients are allowed to take advantage of this? >> reporter: very strict rules on that. people with epilepsy, seizure, cancer, or people with terminal illnesses. they held their firsthand opening this morning. the product lines include items with a w is the ingredient that gets you high, and high dose versions. inside the cannabis dispensary, they sell a variety of products infused with oil, with oil syringe. a vaporizer, no, you don't smoke this stuff, that's illegal. brandon found certain kinds of marijuana helped stop seizures caused by a rare disease. this mother is hopeful, this dispensary is just the start in
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marijuana. >> i think it's quite historical. for florida, i think it's amazing. >> doesn't plan to place an order. >> i personally don't think it's going to benefit my son. we tried it with him and it did not benefit brandon. >> reporter: at thursday's grand opening, patients are doctors approval bought medical cannabis. >> i've been taking this for two s cut it in half. >> reporter: bonny hopes it will help treat her skin cancer. >> i will try anything at this point, because i'm tired of being like zapped at the dermatologist, and then it comes back. >> reporter: police could arrest customers. >> there's a disconnect. they don't know this is available. they have no clue. >> reporter: i checked with the
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reached out to law enforcement, and invited them to come out and tour the facility. also the fdle to learn more about the process, they're more than welcome. >> peter, a lot of rules go into all of this, qualifications, requirements. what do you have to do in order to buy at this particular dispensary? >> reporter: all right, there's no prescription, you have to have a doctor that certifies that you have one of the listed ailments. they're going to check you out. you can't just go in an neck hurts. also, patients have to register with the state. the high dose stuff, you have to be terminally ill. >> peter bernard, live in clearwater tonight. thank you, peter. a tampa man is behind bars after investigators linked him to putting skimmers on gas pumps in hillsborough county. deputies tell us alberto garcia put skimmers on two gas stations in june. in the first case, garcia was
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owner found it. in the second, garcia installed the skimmer while he pretended to pump gas. >> it just happened to catch the eye of an employee who was paying attention. >> investigators are now working to see if he is connected to any other cases. the weather in rio tomorrow for later today. at noon, 80 82degrees at 4:00 p.m. plenty of sunshine. a few afternoon clouds, very nice weather for those folks. for us, not too bad. seasonal weather really. rain chances lower than normal. 20% on sunday. so actually, slightly below normal chances. we'll be transitioning back into a northwesterly flow. a great shot, a lightning shot from spring hill, karen lawer got a great shot. a great timing with this lightning and split second
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the south. maybe a few lightning strikes. north port. still holding on there at this late hour. you can see the showers drifting each. also west of highway 17 there. forecast at noon, 87 degrees. 92 at 4:00 p.m. at 7:00 a.m., sunny and warm. 77. pretty close to our average, given the time of year. we might see warmer overnight lows as we get into next week, because of a light westerly flow, and northwesterly breeze. 80 right now at tampa international airp overall easterly flow that's been in place here the last several days. everything's been moving east to west. and really, the west coast sea breeze has been let out of the action here. almost offshore, near the beaches. but today, the winds from the east were a little lighter. so the west coast sea breeze did make some progress. as a result, we saw thunderstorms that did produce quite a bit of precipitation. there's fionna, really no change in strength. computer models came in line with turning this farther to
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you can see where it is relative to the sunshine state. we'll likely stay out at sea for this system. eventual wind sheer, but that's a look at the satellite imagery. just to monitor the tropics on a daily basis as we get close to the peak of hurricane season. the next five days about a 40% chance of development. another area over af, originate. these big thunderstorm complexes that cross africa, merge over the waters, and become tropical systems. the next five days, about a 30% chance for this to develop. our pattern change locally, area of low pressure extends across the state, and will build into the gulf of mexico at the surface, giving us more of a southwesterly flow for the area, and eventually northwesterly as an area of high pressure builds in. that onshore flow will take place, and take shape really
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a northwesterly component. that may give us a few morning coastal showers, warmer than normal overnight low temperatures, as we get into probably late week, they'll start to transition back into the easterly flow. overnight, partly cloudy skies. very typical weather for this time of the year. seasonal rain chances in the afternoon. saturday morning, a stray shower possible, but quieter than normal as we start to get back into that westerly flow. 77degrees for friday. high temperatures low 90s through this period. slightly below normal rain chances the next 8 days. basically summer kind of weather. some days are drier. some days are a bit more active in the way of showers. scattered is how we describe them. that's what we saw for today. big downpours. they look nice and bright on the radar. if you're underneath one of those thunderstorms, you're reminded. >> they can be ferocious.
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florida gators name their starting quarterback for their season opener. >> the bucs show up ready to work today. a happy report from training camp is coming up next. >> here's a look at the current medal count from the olympic summer games. look at that. 100, and counting.
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ter 9/11, i got a call from david and he told me he was going into the national guard. he was sent to iraq to be a gunner on a humvee. a car pulled up in the driveway and three soldiers got out, and the sound of their boots as they came up those stairs will, will stay with me the rest of my life. you have moments when you really don't want to live anymore, it's a fate that i would not wish on anybody, not anybody. outrage. ...wife, she was standing there, she had nothing to say, she probably... i would like to tell donald trump what it feels like, the sense of emptiness, that only losing a child can bring. those people should be honored and treated with kindness for the rest of their life, and i don't think that donald trump will ever understand that.
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more juice, that's all cutter wanted to see. surely, better execution would follow, especially on the offensive side of the ball. roy cummings was at this morning's workout, and says the coach got exactly what he wanted this time. >> the buccaneers will be back out on this field saturday night, trying to improve on their opening night loss in the preseason to the eagles last week. all the work began today, the buccaneers play with a lot more effort and intensity. they were a 2 minute drill. cameron bray keeps impressing the coaches, today with a diving catch. and humphries hauled in the catch that brought them their score. >> i just felt like we went out there and did that today. >> it's all a part of competitiveness. the first time experienced in the 2 minute situation against another team. so it was very beautiful. >> reporter: the defense looked
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the 2 minute drill and shut down the jaguars on both chance. one of the surprises of today was tight end austin jenkins. still hasn't caught up to cameron bray yet. he had three nice grabs today. bucs coach dirk cutter was impressed. >> austin had a lot of balls thrown his way. we actually held cam out of some reps today. we wanted to give some other guys a chance to get some tc day. probably had his best day of camp. the bucs and jaguars play saturday night, 7:30. newschannel 8, your official bucs station. channel listings are on your screen there. florida gators quarterback contest over for now. luke dell rio wins the battle.
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who also had a pretty good off- season program. luke dell rio, the son of jack dell rio. >> it's like 15 or 16 days away. >> september 3? my math is hazy. >> a couple weeks. >> people are counting down the days for college football. >> football fans are happy. >> we've got our bucs game saturday. >> with juice. with more juice. ? hey, is this our turn? honey...our turn? yeah, we go left right here. (woman vo) great adventures are still out there. we'll find them in our subaru outback. (avo) love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. get zero percent on select subaru models during the subaru a lot to love event,
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your winning lotto numbers, pick 2, 2, 4. pick 4, 9, 5, 4, would have said 77. but i said 78. jim said 79 in the morning. >> i thought it was going to be really warm in the morning. i said 79. >> let go to the numbers. >> got to double down on that. >> we've got to have our fun, when the lows are pretty much the same every morning. pretty much. 76, i think it was this morning. seasonably warm. average low is about 76. mostly sunny skies.

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