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right now on news channel 8 at 7:00, good evening, u.s.f students be warned university police are on the hunt for a
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on campus. we've seen these cases in the past. >> reporter: you're absolutely right, there were four previous cases in 2015, three just this year, right now investigators are trying to figure out if those prior cases are related to the most recent ones. university police first got the call thursday around 6:00 p.m., a man exposing himself outside the juniper poplar dining hall, three hours later, another call, same scenario the fresh foods dining area at the argo center. 14 minutes later officers receive a report of a man running naked in the parking garage. most students are understandably concerned. >> it's weird. because it's like the first week of class. and that's not something you want to hear the first week that you're here. parents will be worried. they just moved in. it was the day of move-in. >> it was really weird. my mom would be freaking out
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campus and it's literally like the first day. >> many plan to heed the university's advice, watching for anything that looks suspicious and reporting it. and the man is described as white, in his 30s, last seen wearing glasses, a blue shirt, and gray shorts. anyone with any information on this guy is urged to give the university of south florida police department a call. live at channel 8. tonight a killer remains on the run, and the victim's family is growing desperate for answers as melissa moreno shows us, clues are scarce but the family still hopes for justice. >> if you're a mother, you know it's not easy. >> a mother's desperate plea for help. >> i'm asking anybody who knows anything about the case, please come forward. >> reporter: these bullet homes at this home a reminder of that
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a witness that might claims a black male knocked on the door and pointed a gun at him. >> the suspect demanded that he call mr. pierre to the door. >> when he did, the man shot him in the chest and took off. the only clues police will release are these photos. take a good look. this woman is a person of interest and may know who pulled the trigger. there is an 8,000-dollar crime stoppers reward in this case. we have more information on our website, wfla.com. in lake land, news channel 8. miami's art de co south beach is the latest zika hot spot. five new infections have occurred in the south beach area. that makes it the second infection zone on the u.s. mainland. the first was miami's art's district. three of the five cases involve tourists from new york otc, and taiwan. the spread of zika virus under scores the need for more funding to fight it. today two u.s. congressionallal
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dedicated to mosquito research. brad carter talked to them about money. this is perhaps the only place people want to see mosquitoes, under control, being studied. one more remarkable research asset at the university of south florida. today we got to see firsthand the research that goes on at u.s.f. research that could eventually help in the fight against zika. they all have to understand that's why they held this conference to talk in depth about the virus. it comes amide a congressionallal fight over funding. leaders have yet to approve a proposed package and now they're at recess. >> what is the hold up? what's the problem? >> it's really unconscionable. it's a lot of politics. it shouldn't be an issue. it should be a bipartisan issue. >> money is flowing but it's a
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rob carter, news channel 8. two people aboard a plane got to take a ride in a coast guard helicopter. they were rescued from the plane about 23 miles west of fort lauderdale. you can see the pilot and passenger being hoisted up? a chopper in a basket. the guard took them to a nearby air station where medical workers checked them out and found no injuries. a valve convenience store worker tried to stop a thief while locking the . items into the air. she spent ten minutes trashing the store until the clerk unlocked the door and let her go. jacksonville police continue to search for that woman tonight. if you're headed to the beach, watch out for sting rays. beach goers are being warned to be careful when they step in the water. purple flags have been raised to let people know there's
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>> they treat them here right on the beach. very minor puncture wounds. our life guards clean the wound. then they soak it in warm or hot water for an hour. the pain lasts an hour or two. >> shuffling your feet as you walk in the water helps too. the vibrations scare sting rays away. they call it the sting ray shuffle. >> it seems to work. have you ever been stung? that's the right word, right? the tail >> just small puncture wounds but painful. >> especially if you're a kid. >> that wouldn't be a pleasant day at the beach. the weekend is here. >> thanks for taking it up on a high note. since i'm way down here. it got dark there for a second. but the weekend is here. woohoo. no cheers. >> did you just woohoo. >> i was trying to get cheers going. sunshine mixed with clouds, the rain chance is ability 30%.
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chances will be below average. 20% on sunday. again most of it in the afternoon. we can't rule out because we're getting back into more of a northwesterly flow. a slight chance of a morning coastal shower. sean got a great shot as you can see from the clouds around the area today and rolling in and rolling out. falling apart. you can see right along i-75, this thunderstorm east of brooksville has been going for sometime in the eastern part of hedo that's the case. and no doubt slowing traffic with the down pours there. farther south in pinellas and hillsborough, a little shower north of downtown. it's losing strength at this point. you still see outflow passing through lake land. temperatures might be cooling down a little bit. perhaps we can see a few thunderstorms light up in some of those interior areas. and also you can see a little shower and storm south of north port at the moment. we'll have more on your weekend forecast, look at the bucks
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still ahead, coral reefs in florida and throughout the world are dying. and it's a serious crisis. the scientists have developed ground breaking methods to save them. today on better call behnken, i'm digging deeper into the time line of events that led to the decay of this house. and who is responsible for the
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scientists say coral reefs throughout the world are dying because of global warming but scientists developed a ground breaking method to regrow them. all over the world, coral reefs are dying, victims of coral bleaching, it's caused by rising ocean temperatures from
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and marine scientists say around 40% of the world's coral has died. >> corms have been in trouble for the last 30 years. so dr. david vaughn is trying to save them. he and his team developed a method to regrow coral. they raise tiny pieces of coral in labs. then they place these fragments on to dead coral skeletons where they'll multiple ply and grow. with this new method, an entire reef can be restored in 1 to years. marine scientists have started adopting this new technique in reefs throughout the caribbean. and they're hoping scientists throughout the world will adopt this ground breaking method. john rogers, news channel 8. one store chain has a warning, it's been hacked. and your credit card number may have been stolen. are telemarketers and
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you? they're getting on the nerves of one bay area congressman too. here's a look at the current medal count in the 2016 rio summer olympic games.
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if you think you're getting more of those annoying telemarketer calls lately or calls that are clearly scams, you're not alone the federal do-not-call registry was set up but there's been a dramatic increase in complaints recently. the telemarketers figured out new ways to get around the rules and he wants to put a stop to it. >> as a result of recent work you're doing, i intend to go back and see where can resources be placed to step up the government roll? the do-not-call registry is run by the federal trade commission. the ftc reports it's no longer investigating individual complaints because there are too many. the ftc is using the complaints to track trends. if you shopped at an eddie bauer store this year, malware
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it's offering free credit monitoring to anyone who shopped there between january 2nd and july 17th. website sales is worth mentioning were not effected by the hack. you can filter out more annoying twitter messages starting today. they're adding a quality filter that will remove lower quality content like duplicate tweets or messages that appear automated. you'll still see content from people you follow and now you can change your settings to limit notifications to only people you follow. the happiest credit card users are swiping a discover card. that's the finding at the latest jd power card satisfaction study. out of a possible score of 1,000 the discover card received an 827. american express is a close second with an 825 score. discover slipped slightly but maintained the top spot for the third consecutive year. over all jp power found all credit card users are more
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the survey's history. if you're not paying attention to the loyalty programs that come from your favorite airline or hotel chain might be losing out. the average person is signed up for 29 loyalty programs. many of which are long forgotten. but the points you've learned could disappear or become less valuable which means it's a good time to reassess your strategy. >> how often are you going to >> choose the points program that will benefit you the most and focus on them. and use an app to keep track of all those cards that are filling up your key chain and wallet. even if you only have enough points to get something simple like a magazine subscription, that's better than nothing. a new report reveals prices on small cars continue to drop. year over year prices on subcompact used cars are down
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prices continue to climb to an all time high with an average price of 19,367-dollars. if you've been cheated, when you need help, she's on your side, better call behnken. investigator shannon behnken learned more about an abandoned house that's a headache for neighbors and a breeding ground for rats. the property owner fought forclosure and won abandon the house again. >> i'm over it. i'm done. >> from diane's home, where she's lived for more than 20 years she has a clear view of this abandoned eye sore. >> the people they saw going in and out of the house were transients. and i can't tell you how many times the police have been here. >> stucco is falling off. water is seeping through. and mold is setting in. >> this house has been a real problem for a long time.
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problem for me, because i would like to sell my home. and this is definitely not helping my property value. >> neighbors and county officials want this house torn down. but a forclosure limbo that centers around owner bonnie post is keeping that from happening. >> what am i supposed to do? they were supposed to take care of that. i figured they would. then they're sending me bills that it's unattended. >> when i tracked her down at her other home, she explaine she signed over rights to the county so it could be torn down. she insists she gave the home back to bank of america. but that's not the story court records tell. she fought the forclosure and won because the bank didn't have itself paper work in order. so this house and all of its problems still legally belong to post.
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channel 8. i checked out this house and found she fought forclosure here too. she won last summer. that makes her old neighbors even more furious. >> since, you know, she's not going to step up, the bank needs to. >> the bank since reopened this forclosure case. in the mean time, bank of america promises to have a resolution to the problem in 30 da side. here's the view from citrus county. currently we show partly cloudy conditions closer to sunset now. a few showers in and around this area. nothing super widespread. but over all, temperatures have been quite warm. we topped out at 93 degrees for a high today. that's the location at crystal river. as for hurricane season, the peek of it is where we're headed. crawling up the mountain. the peek september 10th. typically august and september,
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a little weaker today. but it continues on that northwesterly track and the forecast track will keep it very similar here for the short- term and long-term, take more of a northerly turn away from the u.s. not expected to be an issue, weakening to a tropical depression. a 50% chance of development over the next five days. moving directly to the west. as typically these systems do this type time of year. or they curve off to the north. 85 degrees. current temp at 82 in st. petersburg. some rain cooled air. the model for the short-term continues to develop showers in the northern spots as we showed you a couple minutes ago that's where the thunderstorms are active at the moment. a few inland showers where the east coast sea breeze may meet up with outflow in the west coast sea breeze. over night we know it'll be partly cloudy and quiet. we're transitioning back into a warm and northwesterly flow pattern. if you're a florida resident, when we're in that pattern, we
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then it breezes inland as the day goes along. that's the trend we're carrying in for the weekend. over all, the rain chances are a little bit lower this weekend. despite that movement of those showers inland. 85 degrees for the evening. a few scattered thunderstorms the next three days. temperatures near 91 degrees for saturday. 90 degrees for sunday. and the rain chances as i mentioned are a little lower through monday. by tuesday, they tend to jump back around 40%. seasonal near 90 degrees. but we might see a few morning showers and we're in that pattern for a brief period of time. until wednesday. then we get back into a northeasterly breeze. >> time to find water for the weekend. >> jump into it, whether it be a pool, the lake, or the gulf. >> the gulf, sting ray shuffle though. >> good advice. especially for children you know. so tragic. >> stop. you're so mean.
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here's what you'll see monday. parents, teachers and students need to communicate throughout the year year. i'll show you new ways they're doing just that. get schooled, monday morning on news channel 8
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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. it's ties, shirts, cufflinks, everything sold 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." 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." [ audience laughter ] my son has meningitis b. but how did we end up here? his mom thought he had the flu and that he was covered by the meningococcaningitis vaccine he had received. until 2014 there were no vaccines for meningitis b in the u.s.
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lead to death within 24 hours. trumenba is a vaccine for 10 through 25 year olds to help prevent group b meningococcal disease. trumenba should not be given if you had a severe allergic reaction after a previous dose. most common side effects were injection-site pain, fatigue... headache, muscle pain, and chills. ask your doctor or pharmacist about all the risks and benefits of trumenba and tell them if you've received any other meningitis b vaccines. meningitis b can be spread by typical sharing like... a drink... a spoon... a kiss. it all started here... it might have been prevented with trumenba. ask your doctor or pharmacist about trumenba.
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y2377y yy6y the olympics are winding down but there's josh benson has some late breaking news out of rio. >> that's true. american swimmer james has his passport back from brazilian authorities. he's one of the swimmers involved in that robbery debacle along with ryan lochte. and now he's got his passport back, he's on his way out of the country. coming up, paul ryan sits down with the track and field gold medalist from florida. looking forward to that. thank you very much josh.
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steve. but all we could come up with is baby red pandas. two of them drawing a lot of attention in lansing michigan. the babies were born july 2nd. one male and one female. come on .those are cute. the staff is keeping a close eye on them to make sure they continue to be healthy. they won't be big enough to go on public display for six weeks or so. was in a the mom? it looks kind of >> they look like something you have to put a battery in to keep them going. they're that cute. >> that is definitely a little toy panda. >> it's always nice to end the week with a goat story but if you don't have a goat story, red panda, next best thing, people don't realize how much you love goat news. >> international goat news, kazakhstan, all the best goat news, comes from, you're right.
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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?
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can do. after all the love they give. dana young for the florida senate.
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now, special coverage of the summer games at rio on news channel 8. this is the olympic zone. good friday evening, thanks for being with us. i'm josh benson, and i'm stacy and this is the olympic zone. the summer games are just starting to wind down. you're taking a life look at the olympic flame in de janeiro. the best athletes from across the globe are giving it all they have to win the gold for their countries. it may be an incredible night for the world east fastest man. and klarissa shield boxes for the gold. usain bolt returned to the track. and history is made on the wrestling mat. >> let's take a look back at the highlights from yesterday. no american woman has ever

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