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breaking news overnight, gunfire erupts in a tampa neighborhood. we are live as investigators work to determine what sparked the deadly shooting. and here in florida, today the zika vi bay area. how usf researchers leading the way. caught -- researchers are leading the way. caught in a lie? a new report on the u.s. swimmers that reported being robbed in rio. why the u.s. olympic committee is apologizing this morning. happy friday to you. i'm gayle guyardo. >> and i'm gene ramirez. we made to it the end of the work week. >> yes. >> weekend's just a few hours away for many of us. hopefully we can get out and have fun on the weekend. >> i think we will.
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first, we got to get through the friday. and we are starting off quiet this morning. temperatures 78 in brandon. in clearwater, 80. and that's what we're seeing generally, a mix of 70s and 80s. and just a few high clouds through tampa bay this morning. just very high thin clouds sliding through. no rain coming our way. we will see the clouds build up. 92degrees. warm and steamy. with scattered showers and thunderstorms developing noon today. coming up, we will look at the tropics which are really starting to heat up at this time. we expect it this time of year. first, if the roads are heating up. >> not yet. we're holding on to a nice, sweet drive. we're going to ride it out. here's what you got. state road 54. a good drive through new port richey. from u.s. 19 to the sun coast parkway, 11 minutes. 54 to tampa road, just a 12 minute commute. the accident trying to wrap up. everything on the left and
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and debris on the sunshine skyway bridge near the hutch on the northbound side. just use caution but no delays. that's a look at weather and traffic. back to gene and gayle. in breaking news, one person is dead after a shooting in tampa. >> yeah, right now, police are on the scene investigating. news channel 8's meredyth censullo is live. meredyth, what's happening out there? >> reporter: just a really sad scene out here. let me tell you where we are. the apartm nassau and monroe, less than a mile from downtown. and right now, officially what we know from tampa police is that one person was shot and killed overnight. there's no word at this point on a suspect. we do see a couple of different crime scenes here. there's one area where windows shot out. and another where car windows are shot out. and like i said, an apartment unit. there's a lot of people gathered around here. mom is here.
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on what caused this. still an active investigation. the call came in just before 2:00 this morning. investigators are onscene as well as the forensics team. and like i said, just a lot of people upset out here. and mom is out here and she is upset. some of the residents here say this has to stop. in fact, they are holding a stop the violence walk this sunday at 2:30 at lee davis high school. that's where it starts. and they're just really upset that it's happened again re gene-- >> yeah, definitely upsetting. especially for relative, no matter circumstances. thank you. we will check back. happening today, the fight against zika virus in florida comes to the tampa bay area. the university of south florida is hosting a meeting with local and state leaders to discuss the virus and how to combat it. it comes as the miami area reports more non-travel related cases. 8 on your side's ryan hughes is live at usf this morning.
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cases are not linked to the original hot zone rea f he winwood neighborhood. >> reporter: well, gayle, good morning. a miami official indicates that the two new cases are linked to miami beach. so it appears it could be spreading, bringing the number of cases over there to around 35. florida officials have considered making miami beach a transmission zone but they haven't done that yet at this point. now there's concern that it could affect the $24 billion year tourism industry in south florida. right now, activity transmissions are only in the winwood area. officials urge people to spray themselves with bug repellant. this year students got a unique school uniform. officials gave students long pants and long sleeved shirts intended to protect against zika virus. more than 200 families from six public schools near the affected area showed up to collect the uniforms. u.s. representatives kathy castor and david jolly will
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hosted by the university called zika virus on our doorstep. and other leaders from travel and transportation, plus local hospitals and government organizations will be onhand as well. now back here live, the meeting is being held at this auditorium. we will be there and have the latest throughout the day. gayle, back to you for now. >> it's a serious situation so it's good to see everybody coming together to combat this. thank you, ryan. this morning, at usf, students are police there are searching for a man exposing himself near dining areas on campus. at least three separate cases were reported within six hours last night. police are looking for a white man possibly in his 30s and they are asking students to report anything suspicious. a man accused of putting skimmers on gas pumps is out of jail this morning. he bonded out overnight. he is accused of putting skimmers at two gas stations back in may and june. one skimmer was discovered at a
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another was found at the citgo on gunn highway in odessa. in one case, investigators claim he installed the skimmer while pretending to pump gas. >> it took a little while longer for them to actually place the skimmer on. and it just happened to catch the eye of an employee paying attention. >> investigators are working to see if he is connected to other cases. a shocking crime in a bay area beach community. stabbing his mom and brother as they vacationed. deputies arrested the 16-year- old. he is accused of stabbing his mom and 14-year-old brother at the turtle beach condo where they were staying while visiting froms in mass. the mom and brother are expected to survive. -- visiting from massachusetts. the mom and brother are expected to survive. new developments this morning in the so-called lochtegate. two of four american swimmers
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are arriving back in the u.s. this morning. the two boarded a plane in rio overnight. not saying anything to reporters. their departure came hours after police announced that gold medalist ryan lochte and three teammates had not been held up at gun point after a night of partying. rio officials say the olympians were drunk and vandalized a business and then made up a cover story. police pointed to lochte as the the fourth swimmer involved remains in brazil this morning. and also overnight, the u.s. olympic committee issued a formal apology to the city of rio for the swimmers' behavior. polk county parents with kids at five failing schools will have to wait a little longer to find out what changes may take place at the schools. school leaders outlined their plan to improve the failing grades. the proposal includes redirecting at least a million dollars and calls for more
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still parents don't understand why it took so long to come up with the plan. >> they brought up the excuse of funding. now they're willing to dump money back into the school when they should have been doing it all along and to every program out there. >> polk county administers will meet with the state board of education august 31st to discuss the turn-around plan. we will keep you posted on how that turns out. let's turn it over to ed bloodsworth in for leigh. >> yeah, good morning. off to a good start morning. quiet, fairly seasonable as well temperature-wise. a quick check of what's happening on max radar. a whole lot of nothing. just a couple thin clouds this morning but later today, the rain chances fire up. the inland locations along 75 and points to the east, a slightly better shot of seeing wet weather today. and heat heating up in the tropics. we have tropical storm fiona, and another system on its heels with a 50% chance of becoming a system in the next five days. and then another system about
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of course, this time of year, tropics tend to get more active and we look further into the atlantic. there's the latest on fiona, 45 miles per hour winds. going to have a hard time holding together as it encounters dry air and a lot of wind sheer. long term for us, temperatures at or above average around 90 to 92 today through the weekend. and into next week. sort of that same old song and dance with temperatures but the rain chances come down a bit through the weekend. and now time for a quick not bad at all. we have a good drive of most of the bay area interstates free and clear of issues. still looking good overall. in st. pete on 275, eight minute commute from the 175 to the howard frankland bridge. also, bearss avenue to i-4, that's only going to take roughly 10 minutes on the drive time. and a live look. this is i-4 around the polk parkway out in lakeland. no delays here. and westbound i-4 at park road,
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traffic is getting by just fine with no interruptions on the main part of the interstate. that's a look at weather and traffic on the 8s. back to gene and gayle. >> thank you. the great debate over knuckle cracking, a good thing or bad thing? >> we will find out. what doctors found when they put knuckles under an ultrasound. it could finally put an end to this debate. and ice cream drama leads to a slap. why police claim this woman had a meltdown. first, rebuilding after southern louisiana as the water begins to recede. it's 5:40. you're watching news channel 8
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we're back, louisiana residents are beginning that long and difficult task of cleaning up. many returning home now for the first time as you see here now that the flood waters are starting to recede. officials estimate more than 40,000 homes were damaged in the flooding. the director of homeland security toured the damage and is promising federal help. also today, donald trump and his running mate mike pence will tour the affected areas. firefighters in southern california are making headway against the wildfire burning east of los angeles. right now, crews report the it started tuesday and since then, it's scorched 56 square miles. more than 80,000 people were forced to leave their homes. officials are hoping to let some of those people return in the coming days. an ice cream meltdown lands a michigan woman in jail. surveillance video shows a woman slapping the manager of an ice cream shop in royal oak. the woman allegedly did it because the store was out of
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she wanted. you know, you taste that cherry and you got to have it. police arrested the 46-year- old. they claim she's the same woman who drop kicked a birthday cake -- >> no. >> yep. this summer at a grocery store because she didn't like it. now she's facing 93 days in jail and a $500 fine. you can buy a lot of ice cream with that. >> yeah, don't come between her and her sweets. nasa is planning a mission to mars. you see the testing of shuttle engine. look at the smoke from the building in mississippi. nasa declared the test a success. and they hope to use the engine for deep space exploration. the next step would be to take humans to mars. big star, he continues to rack up gold. he cruised across the finish line first in the olympic 200- meter race, collecting his eighth olympic gold medal.
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medal as part of jamaica's four by 100 relay today. team usa defended his title of greatest athlete on earth. he won the second straight gold medal in the men's decathlon. this is a rigorous event. it's a combination of 10 events pole vault, hurdles and so much more. it's exhausting just liin the events. >> and today in rio, the women's four by 100 relay team usa will defend their goal after requalifying. the men's four by 100 will see team usa go for gold but the jamaican team looks to be what could be bolt's final olympic race. he thinks he's old because he's turning 30. that's depressing. men's indoor volley ball sees the the usa play italy in the
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for gold in women's water polo against italy. and team usa reaches the triple digit mark with 100 medals. that's 35 golds, 33 silver and 32 bronze. china is next with a total of 58. followed by great britain with 56. and now an 8 on your side consumer alert. hackers targeted the stores. the company announced they found malware on registers at all of the stores in north america. the clothing store suspects debit and the stores between january and july of this year may have been compromised. however, they do not believe online purchases were affected. and twitter is amping up the war on terror. the social media company announced 235,000 accounts were suspended in the past six months for promoting terrorism. now twitter is not identifying the terrorist group or groups tied to the accounts but experts speculate they're associated with isis which as
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recruit new members. 8 on your side is getting schooled on everything back to school. this morning we are looking at packing the all-important school lunch. not only important what you pack your children but how you pack that lunch. experts report one of most important things in packing lunch is to make sure the food inside the lunchbox is kept at a safe temperature. >> yeah, the best way is to make sure that everything is cold before you start packing your lunch. so first you you're pulling everything out. and then once everything is made up, you want to make sure that you're sending it to school with two cold source. so that can be a gel pack and frozen juice box. >> and make sure the food preparation area is clean. >> that's important. so many people do this, good or bad? we're talking about cracking your knuckles. a study is weighing in on this. researchers conducted ultrasounds on people who crack their knuckles.
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turns out, knuckle crackers don't have any hand problems. in fact, get this, researchers discovered knuckle crackers may have an advantage. that's right. i'm one of them. so i'm happy. >> i have to learn how to do this. >> they saw an increased range of motion after popping the joints. it comes from a gas that's released when you crack your knuckles. now the question is, why do we crack our knuckles? a nervous thing? >> i don't know. but i don't want pent up gas. i got to reas >> or anywhere. let's not release any gas on the set. >> i was about to say, who knew? let's take a quick check of outside this morning. nice looking start over downtown tampa. temperature-wise, 78 degrees. light east to northeast wind to get us started and quite muggy. by noon, we're at 87 with a mix of clouds and sun. and we will see scattered afternoon thunderstorms. high temperatures back to around 92. 72 in zephyrhills.
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and apollo beach. and got high clouds working through the area. that's just about it. we are expecting a dry first half of the day. but we will see the sea breezes develop. so this afternoon, about a 30 to 40% chance of getting thunderstorms to develop as the sea breezes collide inland. we go into the weekend, a change. an onshore flow will develop. and that means the chance of a coastal shower during the morning hours. and by the afternoon, rain chances push inland and it will favor the east coast of the state of flor come down to 20% by sunday. and back up by early next week. time for a look at traffic on the 8s. good morning. all right, good morning. this is what we have going on. debris on the roadway. just heads up, this is northbound on the sunshine skyway bridge right around the hump. no delays. but just be aware passing through the area. and meanwhile, a great drive on the howard frankland bridge. that's only going to take six minutes to cross. over in the hudson area, pasco county, just got word of a collision on u.s. 19.
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and looks like that's off to the side of the roadway. more in the next report. that's a look at weather and traffic on the 8s. back to gene and gayle. >> all right. thank you. well, a new twist to the traditional wedding cake. >> yeah, a little stinky. the new flavor that some brides are choosing. first, a unique weather phenomenon. where this devil of a storm created a stir. you're watching news channel 8
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check out this dust devil. this is in oklahoma city. it's harmless. and this one kicked up near will rogers world airport. the dust devils are strong and can last for quite some time. what's iro looks impressive, they happen when the weather is nice. neat. and this may be too cheesy for some out there. >> yeah, get this, brides in wisconsin are starting to and for cakes made of cheese. >> looks like it's falling over. >> they don't even look good. they stack wheels of cheese -- >> do i love cheese. delicious. >> i do too but serve it on the side with jellies or crackers. they think it's a memorable
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>> we're told it started in england and now it's taking off in the u.s. >> maybe the rehearsal dinner -- >> or maybe the groom's cake. >> hey, why do ours have to be the ugly ones? a rare baby turtle case is capturing headlines. >> yeah, they are conjoined sea head turtle twins. they also happen to be albino. and tiny. check them out. just the size of the fingertip. sadly one of the twins did not make it. so when marine biologists discovered them on the beaches in italy, they removed the dead twin. they are keeping an eye on the survivor. there have only been seven cases in the mediterranean sea but it's the first time one of the twins survived. >> so little. the world of harry potter is getting a new addition. >> jk rowling is working up magic for harry potter and the
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ebooks. they'll be released on her digital plot form. they are $3 a piece and you can pre-order now. the new books are expected to be published september 6th. >> you could slap harry potter's name on anything and it will sell. weather and traffic on the
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warm and steamy weather continues for this a chance of widely scattered thunderstorms. the chance of 40%. and then the rain chances come down through the weekend as we enter a reverse summertime pattern. the chances favoring inland communities. high temperatures around 90. similar pattern into early next week. and a quick check of the traffic. good morning. here's what's going on in pasco county. hudson area, we do have a collision, it's u.s. 19 north of new york avenue. so be aware of that. not seeing delays or anything
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parkway. and on to the veterans expressway, absolutely no delays. and the howard frankland
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disease-carrying mosquito, better watch out as the fight against zika virus intensifies. and new information about the virus that shows pregnant women may not be the only ones who need to worry. how zika virus could affect the adult brain. >> can help them find the person who attacked an elderly man and stole his suv. and south tampa residents are feeling safe they are morning. a trio of burglary suspects police blame for a string of crimes are waking up behind bars but they were not caught anywhere near the homes they targeted. good morning. and happy friday to you. i'm gayle guyardo. >> and i'm gene ramirez. thank you for joining us on this friday morning. you made it to the end of the


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