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skyrocketing prices of the life-saving epipens has people concerned nationwide. 8 on your side is looking at local company that is stepping up to help. marco rubio ai the bay area later today. we will show you when and where and how to early vote for florida's primary. the story that everyone is talking about, tracking the tropics. moving through the caribbean, bringing wind and rain. we will show you what it means for those of us in the bay area. good morning, everyone. happy friday to you. welcome to news channel 8 today. i'm melanie michael in for gayle. >> and i'm gene ramirez. a lot of activity out there.
the most active time for hurricane season, and we have gaston that will not be an issue for anyone, and then this area, we have been calling it invest 99l, and it's an area of investigation, and you may call it a tropical wave. at this point, it's so disorganized, it was lower to a 60% chance of goning at all. yesterday, it was 80%. the latest information on gaston, yes, 65-mile an hour tropical storm, and yes, it is expected to regain its hurricane status, and staying away fr that's the good news. we will focus on the area that could impact land in some form or fashion this is very unorganized. for the next 24 hours, it will stay unorganized, moving to the west, and if it interacts with cuba at all it will basically fall apart. i think it will skirt between florida and coup barks and once it enters this, this is saturday evening and sunday morning, and this is when it enters the area where it could
unfortunately, and once it gets into the gulf, a great environment for strengthening, and that's something that bears watching into monday. you see the computer models take it into the gulf of mexico, and close enough we could' the increased rain chances, and the latest european modelment cooing in an hour ago, and it has completely changed its mind. it's in the atlantic still. it's still far from being a down pat situation. the other models. by monday, we could be seeing rain, and basically the system is headed to the west. weather and traffic on the 8s. i will run down the 846 day temperature trend, and leslee will run down the roadways. >> reporter: here's i-75, good drive-through bradenton and sarasota, and no delays there. a live look at traffic here, and this is i-4, right around the polk parkway. we have a disabled vehicle
shoulder no delays, and it's a good drive in downtown lakeland as well, and over here on 275 at byrd street. that is southbound, and it's getting busier, but speeds of 65 miles an hour here on 275 in tampa. back to melanie and gene. now an 8 on your side consumer alert this morning, the pharmaceutical company that sells injectors for allergy attacks is under the price of two epipens has skyrocketed over the last 4 years, and now a local company is selling the devices with absolutely $0 markup. ryan hughes is live from the canadian headstore in tampa. they are on sale there for just $180? >> reporter: that's an inyesterdayable savings. currently the epipens are around 600 dollars, and some families can not afford them. they are turning to stores like
>> folks are struggling, and we are helping them out. >> reporter: it's a big help in deed. the price of the epipens manufactured by mylan has soared from $100 to $600, and the founder of the canadian store decided to sell them for $180. he gets them from international pharmacies and assures 8 on your side they are safe, not regulated by the fda, instead policed by countries, and now businesses like this one are called facilitators, not actual pharmacies. the fda is concerned customers may be getting expired or old medication, gene, but the owner is assuring us that's not case here. it shows the deaspiration of so many to get the drugs at a cost they can afford. in the coverage of your vote with just days to go before the primary election,
the bay area today, meeting with supporters at plant city at veterans monument around 11:15 this morning. we wants to explain why he is running for election and the importance of the election citizen. this week send your last chance to early vote for next tuesday's primary. it's upon us. early election sites will be open through sunday. if you want to check where they are, there's a complete list on wfla.com an voting. governor rick scott is planning a trip to washington, dc, to demand what he calls urgent action on funding to fight zika. governor scott made the announcement at a veterans event in bradenton, and the state is running out of emergency funds to fight zika, and they are already allocating $23 million of the $26 million set aside for fighting it. thanks to the zika concerns, phones are ringing off the hook
control, and they are getting $200 a day from people worried about the spread of the disease. standing water can be dumped but plants like these here pose a problem. they naturally hold a water. natural products are out suggested such as lemon grass oil to kill larva in the areas of the plant. an 8 on your side warning to give you a heads up about funny money in the bay area. several businesses have been duked by what is it all about? jamel, it looks so real and so many people are being fooled, we all need to bonn the lookout. >> reporter: that's right. the money is going around at the businesses, and it could end up in our pockets. one local man was fooled by it. and mark tesarrio was selling his iphone 6 plus on offer up.
burger king, and he says the man pulled out the cash, but his intuition told him something was not right. he checked the money with a special marker designed to indicate fake money, but it did not. he says the bill even felt real, but he noticed something was funny about the serial numbers when he got back in his vehicle. >> i got in the car, and that's when i noticed the serial numbers were all the exact same, and that's when i and he took off on the motorcycle. >> reporter: and needless to say, the man got away with his iphone. several stores in the brandon area, they are not even taking large bills anymore. 50s and 100s, and they have been duked as well. the secret service is seeing an increase in the area, and one man was arrested in a neighboring county on counterfeit charges, and we
melanie? >> you have to examine the bills closely. jamel, thank you. a pinellas county dad is in trouble after being caught driving drunk with his 5-month- old daughter in the car. when investigators fulled this guy over, douglas fountain is his name, there were knives, meth, and a pipe in his truck. the baby was not hurt, but she is now in the care of child protective services. she's charged with dui and child abuse. it's 5:38, and let's check 8s. >> good morning. the skies are mostly clear, and it will be a hot one today. i will take you hour-by-hour to show you what the temperatures are expected to do. 78 at 8:00 a.m.. that's the coolest it will be. 87 by 11:00. and 93 at 4:00 p.m., and 90 degrees at 6:00. after that, i know a lot of you will be headed out to the high school football games, kickoff with a lingering shower or two. 87degrees, and a possibly a
by the final play, 82, and a little more comfortable, or the rest of you headed out to the buccaneers' game, and there's a small chance of rain if you're tailgating outside of raymond james. it's the hottest day at 92. 93 on sunday, and trending down into the upper 80s next week and the rain chances will be going up. ebbing whiching on traffic on the 8s. >> i'm excited about the game against the browns, and there's a special person playing in the >> someone related to you, perhaps? >> possibly very excited. i will have more coming up for the 6:00 hour, and right now, let's take a look at traffic. i4 around the polk parkway. it is a lonely vehicle out there. everyone is zipping by. no delays, and this is i-4. lakeland is looking good. let's look at the travel times through plant city, and up to
paul buckman to the i-75. you have 10 minutes on your commute. if you're headed across the howard frankland bridge, 6 minutes to cross it right now. that's weather and traffic on the 8s. >> not bad, leslee, thank you. many fans will get their first looks at the renovations a the raymond james stadium as the bucs host the browns. we got to try out the new food, and yo the new video boards. reps want the fans to have the best experience at the games. >> in all total, 31,000 feet of video space that our fans can experience the excitement when they come to an event, not only our event but all events at raymond james stadium. >> a second round of renovations will take place after the season. the game tonight kicks off at 8:00 a.m. the boards are important, especially in the nosebleeds, others use miss the action.
they were like you have a great stadium and i was like, yes, we do, as a matter of fact. talking about concerts and musics, prince fans will soon have their graceland. >> how fans will be able to tour his home studio. you go inside and take a look around in the future. and insults between donald trump and hillary clinton are now intensifying. up next, how donald trump is justifying the insults. you're watching news channel 8
racism. and you will remember less than 24 hours trump called clinton is a bigot, and he stood by the comment last night. >> her policies are bigoted because she knows it will not work. >> reporter: you are saying she's a bigot? >> -- bigot? >> absolutely. they are her policies. >> the last thing we cannon who cannot tell the difference between fact and fiction and buys so easily into racially-tinged rumors. >> and clinton is leading trump right now. in a few weeks hillary clinton's private e-mails uncovered by the fbi could be released a federal judge ordered the state department to
organizer is specifically for the documents related to the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. john kerry, and russia's foreign minister are discussing humanitarian cease fire. hearts with hands delivered critical supplies to central baptist church in bob -- in baton rouge. the need is so great, some people waited 3 hours to get the supplies. >> it's a blessing for everyone eaching out. they don't have anything.
reaching out. >> they don't have anything. >> it's a move to help others. residents are cleaning up from an ef3 tornado in indiana. mike pence, best known as donald trump's running mate toured the damage. roofs were torn from the homes, and even the walls were gone. only minor injuries were reported. the stakes were high at a texas steak house got heated. a fight broke out between a customer and a server at the san antonio steak house. the customer was unhappy with his food, and the customer punched the server repeatedly. the server broke out a gun, firing three shots into the air. witnesses said it was chaotic. >> he was the one that threw the first punch, and he was a larger man, and so, you know,
i believe he also hit him with the computer there at the hostess stand. >> surprisingly in all of this, no one was hurt during the shooting. both the server and the customer ran off when the cops arrived. a michigan copilot was flying with a blood alcohol limit four times the legal limit to drive a car. police arrested the 35-year-old copilot at the airportm pilot called officials after suspecting his copie lot was drunk. at the time, the two were the only ones on the plane. the spacex dragon spacecraft will depart from the international space station. the resupply mission successfully brought 3,000 pounds of supplies, hardware, and tools when it launched last month, and the dragon is scheduled to return to earth,
nice location. baja, california. prince's paisley park studio will be opened for tours. tickets will go on sale this afternoon at 3:00 p.m., and they will begin tours on october 6th. there's ticket information on wfla.com. 5:48 is the time. let's check on weather. >> reporter: good morning. as you start your day, it will be relatively comfortable it's sunny and 79 degrees. quickly up to 89 at noon, and with the first few showers popping up, before 4:00, the rain chance will go up to 30%, and the storms will push to the coast for the evening. the high of 93 when there is know rain on you. 74 in zephyrhills, and bartow, you're a little steamy. here's what everyone has been asking me about.
encountering dry air. that will keep the storm from getting any stronger, and it's also a very harsh environment for if. the winds are tearing this apart. this is the green color here, and it is showing all the strong winds, and look what happens as we go for the next 24 hours. notice the low will begin to creep here in between florida and cuba, and that's going to enter the red area, and that is light -- winds. i'm not too concerned for the next 24 hours, but later on i will bump the rain chance to 60% for tuesday and wednesday with the extra moisture around for sure. we are still holding on to the nice drive here on interstate 4. all of the bay area interstates looking good near now. i4 between the parkways, roughly is a 13-minute commute.
well. at mackintosh road, vehicles are on the roadway, but no delays. over here, we still have this one lonely vehicle off to the west shoulder. if you're headed across the howard frankland bridge, it will only take you 6 minutes. 7 on the courtny campbell causeway. there's the car still there. there's weather and traffic on the 8s, and and gene. upgrading your tv in time for football season. >> we will help you can 4k, lcd, and hgr. >> just turn on the tv, right? >> i don't know what it means. we will find out what you need to know before you buy. it's 5:50. >> closed captioning brought to
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5:58, and it's time for weather and traffic on the 8s for this friday. >> 93 degrees, and storms will head to the coast in the evening, and there's a -- in the early evening, and there's a 30% chance. sunday, more clouds around, and a 50% rain chance with the high of 9 1, and leslee, how about traffic on the 8s? >> we are seeing more vehicles here. the lonely vehicle off to the shoulder, and a good drive from lakeland into plant city, and all the way into ybor city.
? ba da ba ba ba ? funny money in the bay area. where investigators are finding the fake bills and why the stores are changing where they are accepting cash. why headed back to brazil to face the music about lying about a robbery in rio. invest 99 is the system in the southern bahamas bringing wind and rain to the islands there. we look at where it is headed next and what it could mean for us. good friday morning, and welcome to news channel 8 today. i'm gene ramirez. >> and i'm melanie mike until