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breaking news, a baby shot in a drive-by while she was sleeping. investigators now at the home in port richey where this happened. a live report coming up on exactly what took place and how the baby is doing at this hour. and more breaking tracking the tropics and tropical depression number nine. it's churning north of cuba right now and could impact florida and possibly the bay area. good monday morning. i'm gene ramirez. >> and i'm melanie michael in for gayle. welcome to news channel 8 today. and leigh spann has the tropics. >> that's right. yesterday afternoon we officially have tropical depression number nine. it's been an area we have been watching for quite some time. it's still disorganized but it
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why they have officially called it tropical depression nine. the latest information drifts this into the central gulf of mexico. and strengthens to it a tropical storm. that's about 40 miles per hour winds by tomorrow afternoon. and it's moving away from florida. but hold up because it's going to get picked up and drawn back toward possibly the panhandle, possibly the big bend of florida at this point. this is thursday morning. still a tropical storm at this point. but no matter where it's going, it's going to impact our weather. increased rain chances day on thursday. possibly even some rip currents and high surf. all day thursday it treks through north florida and then entering into back into the atlantic ocean and heads away from us. through the gulf of mexico, it's really entering this area with bath water basically. so it has the fuel to strengthen. and here's the issue though, tuesday even, everybody says yes. all the models say in the central gulf.
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more con have -- convoluted. we are watching and anyone along the gulf coast should keep an eye on it as well. and by the way, tropical depression eight off the carolina coastline, could affect the outer banks there. and we have major hurricane gaston which thankfully is moving away if the u.s. coastline. in weather and traffic on the 8s, i do have an hour-by-hour look at today's forecast. and leslee has the commute. >> i'm glass glad gaston is running out of gas. >> at leas us. >> yeah. -- i'm glad gaston is running out of gas. >> at least it's heading away from us. tarpon woods, we have a collision to look out for there. a little to the south, boot ranch boulevard, got to say that with an accent, at east lake road, an accident. and southern pinellas, 4th street at 5th avenue north, this should wrap up. 275 looks great in pinellas.
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>> thank you. we are following breaking news. a sleeping baby is shot in a drive-by. the little girl in the front bedroom when gunfire broke out. >> yeah, a bullet went through the wall hitting the baby. news channel 8's ryan hughes is live from the home in port richey. ryan, first and most importantly, how is the baby doing. and also, what are investigators saying happened? >> reporter: good morning to you guys once again. thankfully the baby involved in the situation expected to be okay. i will step out of the way and show you a scene. you can see deputies still here. this road remains blocked off. the home where this happened is behind all of the sheriff's office suvs. let's go to video right now. someone drove by around 11:30 last night and fired multiple times into the home on the 7300 block of west cot drive. a 1-year-old girl was sound asleep in a front bedroom when
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wrist. she was rushed to the local hospital. we are told by investigators that she should be okay. but obviously a dramatic situation for the little girl and for family members. no one else inside the home was hurt. now the home itself was hit by multiple bullets. and again, nobody was injured but many questions still remain. they are still looking for the person involved and the car involved. once we get the description, we will let you know from here. >> and we will check thank you. and more breaking news, the body of a missing alzheimer's patient is found. deputies discovered the man's body floating in a pond near his care taker's home in wesley chapel. he recently moved here from georgia. he was first reported just after 3:00 this morning. the care taker told deputies he complained about wanting to go home. an airport scare in los angeles. hundreds of travelers at lax
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following reports of shots fired. you can see them standing out there. after an exhaustive search, police claim they did not find a gunman and in fact no shots were fired. they do believe the loud noises were mistaken as gunfire. hillsborough deputies are working to get to the bottom of a home invasion shooting. this happened late saturday night in the 16000 block of dew drop lane two. men who drove from miami busted down the back door armed with tazersment once inside, inside started 14509ing at them, hit -- started shooting at them, hitting the men from miami. they were rushed to the hospital. meanwhile, deputies claim the shooter took off running. polk county deputies get a break in the case of a restaurant car jacking and the lakeland man arrested is no stranger to the law. they put the cuffs on the 41- year-old. investigators believe he is the one who car jacked a woman outside of a bone fish grill earlier this month. now the car was found crashed
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restaurant. meanwhile, he has a long record and he was on inmate release status for a carjacking. and happening today, pinellas parents say they are outraged also scared for their kids' health. they say a serious mold issue at a largo school isn't being addressed. tonight they plan on demanding action from the charter school's ceo at a board meeting. mary mcguire first reported on the concerns. and she is live in largo. mary, good morning. how is the ceo this? >> reporter: well, melanie and gene, he is adamant that there's no mold in the classrooms here in largo. but many parents believe that he is just cofering the problem up. now on friday night, dozens of parents packed into the cafeteria here at plato academy to grill the ceo of the charter school's parent company about what may be making their children sick. before the meeting, several parents showed us the classrooms, pointing out what
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tiles are coming up and places where they claim paint is hiding the mold. and they are pointing the finger at the ceo who made us this pledge -- >> i'll donate the funs for you to go out and get your own reports of a company of your choosing. >> reporter: independent? >> independent. and i will pay for it personally. >> reporter: now he maintains there's no mold showing us five tests done by envideo impleteal environmental companies that he claims show the rooms are safe for students. and i've had many parents reach out saying that they'll attend this board meeting and voice their concerns loudly. and at friday night's meeting, if that's an indication of what will go down here tonight, things could get heated. >> absolutely. a lot of concern about this. thank you. tampa international airport will hold a job fair. tampa international airport is
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to work in airport shops and restaurants. that is today at the hillsborough county aviation authority boardroom from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. coming up with weather and traffic on the 8s. >> tropical depression nine just north of cuba. and the hurricane hunters from tampa in it right now. they flew out this morning. i've been tracking them too. again, this is not just a cute picture. this is where they are flying. they found a flight level wind of about 37 miles per hour. and still in it. and once they send information if all the drops and information, we will get a new suite of forecast models and have a better update on this system and where it's planning to go. today though, it's not going to be an issue for us. we will keep it muggy, 80 degrees at 8:00 a.m. 8895 noon. 93 at 4:00 p.m. and a 30% rain chance at midday, up to 50% rain chance through the afternoon. today and tomorrow, steamy and yeah, maybe more storms around. by wednesday as the storm turns in the gulf of mexico and heads
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chances increase and thursday at this point looks like the day we would see the most impact from the system including strong winds, flooding, and rough surf. so our rain chances go from 50% today to 60% tomorrow. and 70% for wednesday and thursday. when we talk about the flooding impact, here's the overall rainfall potential. between now and tomorrow, we could pick up almost an inch. just widespread general forecast there. and adding wednesday's rain, multiple inches of thursday could end up being 6 to 7 inches of rain. again, that's cumulative between now and thursday but still that could lead to flooding issues. we will check on traffic on the 8s. because the rain hasn't started yet. >> thank goodness. good drive overall. congestion, not seeing slow downs but we do have accidents. u.s. 41 at sunset lane, should be wrapping up. injuries were involved but everything is off to the side of the roadway. and a big construction project
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it is phase one of several phases that will last over the next year and a half to two years. keep this in mind. channelside at morgan, a lot of lane closures and detours at that intersection. allow for extra time if you come through the area. it's going to be congested due to the new construction. that's weather and traffic on the 8s. back to melanie and gene. >> thank you, leslee. college campuses are increasing security. >> why many are preparing students in case a gunman opens fi and the group going to bay area campuses to help. and 49ers quarterback colin kaepernick in the hot seat as he refuses to stand during the national anthem. the outrage he caused and his
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nfl player's decision not to stand for the national anthem. >> san francisco 49er's quarterback colin kaepernick is talking to the media. news channel 8's meredyth censullo has more on the controversy. a lot of facebooks talking about this this morning. >> reporter: yeah, they are. the-- a lot of folks talking about this this morning. >> reporter: yeah. the team quarterback says he will sit down during the national anthem until he feels
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been corrected. >> to me, this is something that has to change. and when there's significant change and i feel like that flag represents who it's supposed to represent and this country is representing people the way it's supposed to, i'll stand. >> reporter: now of course a lot of opinions on social media. you have the people that are kind of going to extremes, posting videos and pictures burning their memorabilia like a jersey. and you will see a lot of memes today like th it shows an amputee with the comment, we have real men who stand for our country. and also, you will see this today, it's a comparison between colin kaepernick and the former 49er glenn coffee who left the nfl to enlist. and you will see a lot like this, unfortunately, i can't find one that has oppression
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pictures that show his wealth while questioning his oppression. so the "today" show will have a lot more on the debate. it's not going anywhere any time soon. >> yeah, i have a feeling the it will be around for a while. thank you. by the way, if you have a comment or want to share oner is vague, please use the #8alert on facebook, twitter or instagram. time to get schooled on college safety. college students in florida are heading back in waves. today is the first day for students at the university of tampa and also at fla state. 8 on your sides a gayle guyardo found some students are returning with a heightened level of self-defense knowledge on what to do in an active shooter situation. >> reporter: college security is ramping up nationwide. the new norm after high profile campus shootings prove you can never be too safe. and what happened this summer at orlando's pulse nightclub where 49 people died have students even more worried about the unpredictable. >> does it scare you? >> oh, of course.
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graduate of grit, a tactical education firm that got the start here in tampa. teaching students what to do in an active shooting situation. from running away to finding protective cover. >> the third option is to hide. so you either can hide from the active shooter until law enforcement arrives. you only hide in preparation to run or to fight. >> reporter: if you have to fight, he says it's safer in a group effort to bull rush and neutralize a shooter. day items are tools. she shows me, you can strike. watch what she does with keys and a flashlight. >> have the flashlight, your key, you make sure that your thumb is up. you put light in their face -- you put light in their face. and it blinds the threat. and then you take the key and you can go for the face, throat, whatever. >> reporter: she hopes she never has to use it but is glad she has the knowledge to stay
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today. >> and they warn to avoid using self-defense move unless it's your last resort. but the first line of defense is being aware. just like you would have a designated driver if you're headed out, have someone to stay focused on potential threats. coming up on 6:18. a lot happening in the forecast. let's check in with leigh. >> yeah, thank you very much. this morning, it's muggy out there. t will start the day out dry which that's good news because that's not going to be the case as we go forward in time. 84degrees at 8:00 a.m. a 30% rain chance at noon when it's 88. and hot, steamy and breezy with a high of 93 around 4:00 p.m. or you will get a thunderstorm. the rain chance is about 50%. out the door right now in plant city, 79. tampa is 79. apollo beach, 77.
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nine down to the south but the counterclockwise wind flow around it for us means a southeast wind and that pulls up more moisture which is why i bumped up the rain chance for today. and i may start the showers earlier, maybe about 11:00 a.m. or noon as. toward 4:00 p.m., everything is caught up in the flow so the storms will push from inland areas toward the coast. better rain coverage around 3 :00, 4:00, 5:00 before everything pushes out into the gulf of mexico. and i believe we will taper most of the rain chances out the forecast overnight. but tomorrow morning, that tropical moisture continues to increase. and so do our rain chances, all wrapping around this area of low pressure so that tomorrow's rain chance goes up to 60%. and then after that of course will be dependent on the eventual track of tropical depression nine. at this point, it heads into the central gulf of mexico, warm water out there, really a chance to strengthen to a tropical storm status by tomorrow. before making that hard right turn back toward florida.
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morning. at that point, we would see worsening conditions across florida. meaning higher winds, higher amounts of rainfall, possibly even some flooding concerns across the tampa bay area depending on the actual track. and worst weather wednesday and thursday before things get better toward the weekend. how about traffic on the 8s? well, good speeds on the bay area interstatings. we have some issues, eastbound i-4 the exit to county road 559. collision is off to the side of the roadwa part of pinellas county, tarponwoods, just a little bit beyond that to the south of it, boot ranch boulevard at east lake road, an accident. tampa road, 586 looking good. and so is 580. southern part of pinellas, this accident has cleared, 34th at 5th avenue north. and lutz, fhp says this is out here but everything is on the shoulder, u.s. 41 at sunset lane. when i come back, we will talk about that construction that
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traffic. back to melanie and gene. >> thank you, leslee. the high school football highlight that's breaking the internet. it's from here. >> yeah, happened right here in the bay area. still ahead, a look at the play of the week and the player who took to the air to make the play.
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sports this morning, the rays begin a three-game series against the red sox. the team hoping to build on sunday's big win against the astros. chris archer helped to lead the rays with 10 strike outs. and look at this amazing friday night high school football play. that's the sophomore meliek johnson over the other guy doing a barrel flip to hit the landing there. this play set the interknelt on
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center's top 10. >> i've got to believe our friday night blitz coverage maybe had something to do because we were live there having such a good time. >> gave the boost. i agree. two pilots pulled from a plane right before take-off. >> in the next half hour, what the pilots are accused of doing that put more than a hundred passengers in danger. and weather and traffic on the 8s is just three minutes away. a beautiful picture of the downtown nice shot over the hillsborough river all lit up.
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here's what ed narain believes and i oppose private school vouchers that take funds away from public education. i opposed "stand your ground" gun laws and i'm against rick scott's hate-filled agenda. i strongly support medicaid expansion and i want to increase the minimum wage. democrat ed narain. endorsed by florida's teachers and kathy castor. hey girls wanna be in the commercial?
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it's about time to send the kids to the bus stop.
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picks them up. when they're dropped off, rain chance about 50%. otherwise, steamy and breezy at 93. and of course, keeping an eye on tropical depression nine. just formed yesterday evening. north of cuba at this point. has 35 miles per hour winds. and may eventually impact us here in tampa. but not today. 93 today. 90 tomorrow with a few more showers and thunderstorms. as the rain chances increase webbed and thursday, -- increase wednesday and thursday, our afternoon gh come down to 86 degrees. how about traffic on the 8s? well, construction in downtown tampa kicks off today. it's phase one of a project that's going to last about a year and a half to two years. remember channel side atmore began is going to be affected until they get used to it, extra congestion and detours at the intersection and some lane closures. so keep that in mind if you are traveling through downtown
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exit to state road 559. looks like an accident here. and hopefully it will wrap up soonment but on the shoulder. ? sleep number beds with sleepiq technology give you the knowledge to adjust for the best sleep ever. the time is now for the biggest sale of the year, where all beds are on sale! save 50% on the labor day limited edition bed.
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a 1-year-old was hit in a drive-by shooting. we will have an update in a live report coming up. and this morning, tracking the tropics. tropical depression ne today. the its projected path plus the impact it could have on our weather up next. outrage over a moldy school. pinellas parents voice their concerns today as the school board makes plans on thousand deal with this. we are live at the school with the latest efforts to make classrooms safe for students. good morning. and welcome to news channel 8 today. i'm melanie michael in for gayle. >> and i'm gene ramirez. thank you for waking up with us. let's get a check on the weather with leigh spann.
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and the tropics are being tracked by us and of course by the national hurricane center. they sent the noaa hurricane hunters out of tampa this morning they have been flying around tropical depression nine all morning long. a 37 miles per hour wind gusts at this point. and it remains poorly organized which is just fine by me. however it's going to enter the gulf of mexico and have the potential to strengthen. in fact, that's what they say, by even overnight tonight and into tomorrow, we could have 40miles per hour winds. not a strong tropical storm but a tropical storm nonetheless as it enters the central gulf. and then takes a hard right turn and heads back toward florida. by thursday morning, look at this threat cone, anywhere from the panhandle down here to central florida. the potential for having this system come onshore, again, still as a tropical storm throughout the day on thursday before friday, it exits into the atlantic ocean and leaves our tampa bay area alone.
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model with this. heads into the gulf of mexico just like we think it will. but into wednesday, notice the rain chances starting to ramp up. all the way through thursday. strong wind gusts, high surf advisories, things like that a possibility into thursday. and same thing when you look at the american model. little effects today and tomorrow. but once you head into wednesday, the high rainfall totals start to stack up. so flooding could be an issue as we head into wednesday and thursday. and by the way, there's tropical depression eight heading toward the outer banks of north carolina. and major hurricane gaston moving away from the u.s. so active time for sure. and in weather and traffic on the 8s, i focus on our forecast for today. in the meantime, we still have to get to work. >> that's right. and you have a good drive. so far, using the interstate, you will get to work ontime. and we have some issues at the exit. this is i-4 and this is the polk city area, eastbound and
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eastbound i-4 at the exit to state road 559. i want you to keep that in mind. and let's take a look at the maps as we move over here and move over to the maps. we've got pretty good drive elsewhere. looks like we have problems with the maps but i'll have them in the next report. back to melanie and gene. >> thank you. we are following breaking news this morning in new port richey. a sleeping baby shot in a drive- by shooting. that little girl informs a front bedroom when gunfire erupted. ws live the home in port richey. ryan, how is the baby doing? >> reporter: gene, at last check, the baby was doing well, expected to survive after she was hit one time in wrist. i will show you the activity here in port richey. you can see a number of investigators here onscene just across the scene. that's the home in question, that's where the baby was in a front bedroom when she was shot late last night. and someone drove by around
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into the home. as i mentioned, a 1-year-old girl was shot in the wrist. she was in the front bedroom. she was rushed to a local hospital we're told by deputies that she should be okay but a traumatic situation for the family. no one else inside the home was hurt although the home was hit by multiple bull -- hit by multiple bullets. at this point, we haven't sheriff's office of the vehicle involved and no word on any arrests. unlikely at the point. once we get more information, we will let you know. >> okay. we will stay on top of it. that poor child. ryan, thank you. happening today, mad about mold. parents and school officials at a local charter school will square off tonight at a board meeting and they have a lot to talk about. mary mcguire first reported on mold concerns at plato academy
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she is live at this hour. and mary, the parents are outraged. >> reporter: well, since that original story, i have had many parents reach out to me and they believe that the ceo of this charter school company is lying to them, that he's covering up a mold problem in classrooms at plato academy in largo but he is adamant that the classrooms are safe. on friday night, dozens of parents packed into the area to grill the ceo school's parent company. before the meeting, several parents pointed out what they believe is mold near a vent, wet floors where tiles are coming up and places where they claim paint is hiding the mold. they're pointing the finger at the charter school's ceo. and they want answers. >> when i come to school, all i do is cough and it's in my first period class. i'm coughing and coughing and yakking. >> reporter: he maintains there
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tests done by independent environmental companies that he claims prove the classrooms are safe for students and again that meet willing take place at 6:00 tonight here at plato academy in largo. we plan on having a wfla crew here to cover everything that goes on in the meeting. and i've had many parents reach out to me saying they'll show up and they'll raise their voices about their all their concerns regarding this potential mold problem. back to you. >> sounds like it's going to be mary, thank you. a 93-year-old man is facing first degree murder charges after a deadly argument with his roommate. he was arrested in clearwater on sunday and is no stranger to law enforcement. he is scheduled to face a judge later today. and police tell us he was living with the 27-year-old at this motel in tarpon springsful they had an argument saturday morning and that's when he pulled out a gun and shot smith. a public visitation will be
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priest. thousands of people are expected to attend several services in his honor over the next few days. he was one of the most respected and religious and sick leaders. and civic leaders. funeral services are scheduled for this wednesday. in your vote coverage, florida's primary election is form. and if you haven't -- election is tomorrow. and if you haven't voted tomorrow, you can drop off your mail ballot polling places for early voting. as many as 30,000 people cast their ballots during the early voting period. polls open tomorrow morning at 7:00 a.m. new this morning, olympic gymnast gabby douglas is in the hospital. it aforced her to miss an appearance with her teammates at the mtv awards. she is being treated for an infected past mouth injury and
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coming up on 6:38. time for weather and traffic on the 8s. >> yeah, good morning. at this point, all you will notice from the tropical depression that's to the south is maybe an increase in the humidity. a two-day cross -- humidity across the area this morning. let me show from you 79 degrees at 7:00 a.m., quickly warming up to 8695 11:00. we-- to 86 at 11:00. yes, very hot, very humid. and there will be a go chance. about 50% chance. most of the rain won't start until after 11:00 a.m. and it will make its way toward the coast. overall, again about a 50% coverage of rain. most placesless than an inch today. and there could be isolated spots where you see -- places than an inch today. and there could be isolated spots where you see higher rain totals. it looks like it will be a lot between today and tomorrow. we will cover about an inch,
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again, that's cumulative over the next 48 hours. come wednesday, add in pockets of heavier rain and that's where you could pick up another couple inches so that between now and wednesday evening, 2 to 3 inches will be possible widespread. and thursday looks to be the rainiest day. look at the rain that could fall between now and thursday, some places could pick up 6 to 7 inches of rain. and that would lead to flooding concerns. that's what we're watching. and it's going to help bring down temperatures. 93 and 86 for wednesday and thursday. so checking in now with traffic on the 8s. the sun just starting to come up. yeah, this accident i've been talking about earlier, new details on it. let's talk about this. this is in st. pete. and this is actually located at a very busy intersection. injuries involved and now i'm learning that the accident is a fatal crash 34th street at 5th avenue north. and it involves a person in a
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the intersection is closed for quite some time, at least a couple hour, 34th is u.s. 19, right at 5th avenue north. so you will be routed around it. allow for extra time through there. that's a look at weather and traffic on the 8s. back to melanie and gene. >> thank you. staying on top of your child's safety when they leave for college. >> moms and dads doing that. and very worried about it. sending your freshman off to school, not too easy. i will show you some of the apps giving them peace of mind. first, two pilots accused of drinking and then getting into the cockpit. how they were arrested just moments before take-off.
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we're back. right now, two united airlines pilots are facing charges in the uk after being pulled off a plane and arrested for
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they were to fly 141 passengers from glasgow to newark, new jersey. both are in police custody in scotland. they're expected to be arraigned later today. they face charges connected to britain's transport safety laws. in headlines across america this morning, new developments over the weekend in the case -- such a sad story, a young mother shot and killed while pushing her child in a stroller. >> yeah, news channel 8's meredyth censullo is in the tampa news center. good morning. >> reporter: good the death of the 32-year-old has gained widespread attention because she was an innocent bystander and because she's the cousin of nba star dwayne wade. sunday, chicago police arrested and charged two brothers, felons on parole. they were documented gang members. his ankle monitor was inactive at the time of the shooting because she was supposed to be working. police say the brothers were shooting at a car driving down the street where she was
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stroller. she had just enrolled in her older children in school. >> these two offenders are the prime example of the challenge we face here in chicago with repeat gun offenders that don't care who they shoot, don't care whose life they take and clearly, clearly don't fear the consequences of their actions. >> dwayne wade has responded to the shooter on social media tweeting the city of chicago is for me and my family but for the future of our world and our youth. gene, the brothers will not be released on bond. >> okay. meredyth censullo reporting. thank you. we are helping the get you schooled on campus security. moms and dads, you know that nervous moment when you first send your child off to college. for usf parent, the anxiety is hitting close to home and
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hunt for a campus creep on the loose, a flasher exposing himself. >> reporter: when you see a guy like this, you need a guy like this. meet police officer michael. >> we're definitely there 24/7. >> reporter: usf holds a special place in the heart of this hero. not only is he a member of the police force but also a university alumni. this officer, usf is his home. his main mission in life keep your kids safe in a world full of distractions. >> a lot of times nowadays, kids are buried in their phones, earphones in or not pay ago tension to the surrounding area. >> reporter: the police department has a message for moms and dads watching this right now, we've got you covered and don't worry. >> give us a call. we are here to serve the community at all hours of the day and night. >> reporter: that's why usf and many other college campuses
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fsa long with universities across the country are tapping into cutting edge technology using safety &. usf has -- safety apps. usf has one called mobile messengers. >> they can opt into and it's real time dates. >> reporter: and there's the guardian app where for example students can set a timer as they walk back to their dorm. and if they don't turn off the timer when they arriving, it sends a signal to police. high-tech cameras everywhere, all over, capturing images that the police department then sends out on facebook, twitter and instagram. >> also there are self-defense courses designed by women for young women. those courses are once a week where general self-defense classes are being offered. and you know, we want to thank usf police for spending time with us on friday morning and taking time out of their schedule to really inform us about the apps that parents and students are using.
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they get the parents involved in the process of keeping the kids, i like to call them kids even though they're adults in the college stage, but keeping them safe. i know one parent whose hand i need to hold over the next couple day, our very own gayle guyardo. this morning, she just dropped off her oldest daughter in college, the first one of her little chicks to -- >> she's so excited. >> but probably a little down, a little heart broken saying od and her daughter, they're friends, they hang out and get their nails done, go to the lunch. i know she's going to miss her but we wish katie the best. and gayle, i'm here and ready for you. i got kleenex, i will hold your hand and we will get through it together. love you gayle, see you back tomorrow. >> and leigh, she's going to need your help. >> she's so proud of katie as we all are. beautiful start today, it's
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muggy, 80 at 8:00 a.m. steamy, a few pockets of rain not out of question question. 9, a breezy afternoon with a 50% rain chance. outside right now on this monday morning, 78 in fish hawk. 75 in zephyrhills throughout the day, we get the southeast wind and that's going to pull up extra moisture. while it stays dry, by 11:00 and noon, we will start to see the first few by 2:00 p.m., notice how ever shower develops moves in the east to west fashion that pushes toward the coast. best rain chances right around 4:00 p.m. and toward the evening, the rain tapers off and pushes into the gulf of mexico. and speaking of the gulf, all eyes will be there over the next several days. we have tropical depression nine, right now unorganized, 35 miles per hour winds. and could really strengthen in the next 24 to 36 hours as it heads into the warm waters of the central gulf.
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afternoon. but a tropical storm nonetheless. before it takes this turn and heads back toward florida. this is thursday morning. again, we've got to watch it all week long because through the day on thursday, that's when it could impact some place in florida. whether it's the panhandle or across south florida, it's a big area of concern. what i do believe is that thursday would be the worst affects that we would see. so 50% rain chance today. 60% tomorrow. wednesday and thursday, both at this point have 70% issue as well as our high surf and rip currents, especially through the day on thursday. and things get better toward the weekend. >> all right. traffic, definitely heating up as you move into downtown. southbound 275 starts to slow down around bearss through bird. we have a disabled vehicle on the right here. and heavy down through hillsborough. and you get relief in downtown tampa. and st. pete, we've got a fatal crash here.
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of course, 34th known as u.s. 19. going to zoom in here. and look at the back-up at 5th avenue north. if you are heading west. so this is what you need to know, instead of 5th avenue, jump up to 9th avenue north. st.pete is great because it's a grid system but we have businesses to the south. so 9th avenue north is a better alternate. and runs parallel. and not broken up like if you took one of the southern streets. 37 sergeant a good alternate and let's move over here and talk about zephyrhills, an accident. that's tying up lanes. and injury are involved. that's weather and traffic on the 8s. john bachman to melanie and gene. what you need to know before you walk out the door is next. >> including outraged parents -- the 8s. now back to melanie and gene. what you need to know before you walk out the door is next. this is news channel 8 today on
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breaking news in port richey. where a sleeping baby was shot in a drive-by shooting. >> news channel 8's ryan hughes is live from where it happened in port richey. ryan, bring us up to date. >> reporter: good morning once again. within the last 10 minute, we got new information on this shooting to indicate the mother of the 1-year-old girl who was shot is apparently a documented gang member. so the likely targeted. the search is on at 24 hour for the shooter. the scene still active. let's go to video right now. someone drove by around 11:30 last night and fired multiple times into the home. a 1-year-old in the front bedroom was shot once in the wrist. she is in the hospital right now. she should be okay. no one else in the home was hurt. no suspects yet. we will keep you posted. live in port richey, ryan hughes, news channel 8 today.
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patient is found floating in a pasco county pond. deputies found the 87-year- old's behind his care taker's home. he recently moved here and complained of wanting to go home. investigators believe he drowned. tonight parents of a chatter school will take their concerns about moldy classrooms to the school board. parents believe there's mold near a vent on wet floors where tiles are coming up and other spaces as well. the meeting is expected packed at plato elementary in largo at 6:00 p.m. and community will remember the priest. a public visitation is scheduled for today and tomorrow in tampa. he was a respected religious leader and the founder of st. lawrence catholic church on north himes avenue. today, tampa international airport job fair is holing -- or tampa international airport is holding its job fair, the biggest one yet. they are looking to hire nearly
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shops and restaurants. the job fair is at the hillsborough county aviation authority boardroom from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. the sun is just coming up now. 80 in st. pete. 76 in pa a two-day poll low beach. 72347 lakeland. dry and humid at 8:00. -- 77 in lakeland. dry and humid at 8:00. spotty rain at noon and 88. this is tropical moisture coming up from tropical depres into the gulf of mexico, by this time tomorrow, it should be a tropical storm. it takes the hard right turn and heads back toward florida by thursday. and thursday into friday morning, that's when where ever it goes, however strong it is, that should be when we have the most effects from the storm which would be heavy rain and possibly flooding and even some high rip currents and surf advisories on thursday before things get better into the weekend. all right, traffic right
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sad news this morning, fatal accident. this is involving a woman in a wheelchair and a tow truck. and all lanes are blocked here, 34th street right at 5th avenue north. it's a busy intersection. of course, 4th known as u.s. 19. take 9th avenue north instead of 5th avenue north and take 37th or 26th instead of 4th. >> okay. thank you ! and thank you for joining us on this monday morning. more on the hot topic of the day. the nfl float ball player who refused to anthem. >> that and more throughout the day and catch updates throughout the "today" show
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