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breaking overnight, flames light up the night sky in tampa. still ahead, where fire destroyed a 100-year-old home. and also this morning, honoring an officer who spent our community. a look at the life of officer fred arnold and how he will be remembered. fighting zika virus with natural alternatives to avoid all the chemicals. good morning and welcome to news channel 8 today. i'm gayle guyardo. >> and i'm gene ramirez. thank you for joining us for this tuesday. we will check the forecast with lee. >> reporter: good morning t feels comfortable in most -- it
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places this morning. it is 71 in auburndale. and we are at 76 in sarasota, but basically the humidity level today, not too bad category, and for early september, we will take it. we can thank hermine because of it. with the counterclockwise wind flow around it, see the red color? that's dry air sinking all the way down to the tampa bay bay area it will keep the chances very small today. hour-by-hour through tuesday, and we will go back to work and school this morning. >> it's a tough drive right now, and for those of you living in the manatee county area, heads up. i need to allow for extra time here, and there's no easy alternate right now. and again unfortunately that's due to a fatal crash this morning. you're routed around it, and allow for extra time.
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traffic on the howard frankland bridge, traveling between hillsborough and pinellas county, and that's a look at weather and traffic, back to gene and gayle. we are following breaking news this morning, a 100-year- old home in tampa going up in flames. the fire broke out shortly after midnight in the 900 block of east 110th avenue, and it took crews an hour to get the fire under control, and no one was hurt, and investigators don't know what started the was being remodeled. happening today. funeral services for an officer known for saving a local family and mentoring teens, and the services will take place this morning. tampa police officer fred arnold passed away unexpected almost 2 weeks weigh. jamelle is live. >> reporter: i'm here where
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taking place here today. he died while scuba diving in nevada on august 27th. he was a 27-year veteran with the tampa police department. now tampa police praise his heroic efforts were rescuing a family of three from a fire when he was a rock key. he went on to volunteer countless hours mentoring teen in his children spoke at a news conference last week and reflected on his father's good deeds around the community and spoke of his father's character and how much he will be missed. >> it's really hard for us as a family as a whole because my dad was always there, and he was the constant in our lives, and to lose that constant part of your life, that's really hard.
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cassette is expected to arrive here around 8:15 this morning, and the funeral service will be held around 11:00, and then outside of the church, around noon, they will render the final honors. gene? >> a difficult day ahead for those whose lives he touched, especially his children. happening today in your vote, hillary clinton is coming to tampa. this will be the democratic presidential candidate's fourth trip to the bay area this year, and ryan hughes is live at the recreation center at the university of ut this morning, and ryan, clinton has a lot on her agenda mere today. >> reporter: gayle, good morning to you. she is expected to talk about jobs, immigration, and of course donald trump. she will take center stage here at the rec center.
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how to keep everyone safe. she told the crowd that donald trump is unfit to serve as commander-in-chief, a constant topic this election season. during the session, she had a coughing fit and used it to spoke fun of donald trump. listen here. [coughing] >> every time i think about trump, i get allergic. [ laughter ] >> and the crowd liked that carry clinton's rally online @wlfc.com. she will take the stage at 1:45, and her husband will speak in orlando tomorrow. gayle, back to you. >> i'm sure it will be a packed house, thank you, ryan. questions about an online sale that turned deadly it happened when a man set up a transaction in the parking lot of a lakeland store. jeffrey morrow jr. was with a
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his friend agreed to meet a buyer there, the buyer took off without paying, and murrow and his friend took off chasing the man, ask that's when his murrow was shot and killed. meeting in a public place is important, but you have to think of where the public place is. >> we look at how to add the extra layer of protection. you have used craigslist before. they report 80 million ads on the cite each month, and facebook groups are popular for buying and selling. the safety rules here apply to both. never reveal any personal information, including the home address, and obviously that means never meeting at your home, and if you are using a facebook sales group, deal only with people you know who are acquaintances of those you know.
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set up an account just for buying and selling. meeting at a public place is important, but add on the extra layer of protection, and police departments are open 24-7. consider meeting in the parking lot, and also, tell someone you trust what you are doing, and think about having them come along with you, and keep your cell phone in hand during the entire transaction, and don't pay in cash. if it's a high-priced transaction, do now some tampa bay law enforcement agencies have created a safe space for people to conduct their online transactions, and i have a full list on wfla.com. back to you. good suggestions there, meredith, thank you.
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the anclote river is expected to go below flood stage this morning. some of the residents are still dealing with flooding and live along elfers parkway, and this morning, there's new concern about sewage spilling into the flood waters. >> hermine continues causing problems in the northeast, and take a look. now a tropical cyclone that stalled 100 miles off the coast of long island it's creating currents on the beaches from new jersey to massachusetts. i have good news, especially for those who live in the flooded areas, and today, it is going to be very dry, and i know you got some rain yesterday, and you certainly didn't need it. let me take you hour-by-hour first, to show you how the sunshine, actually lower humidity. 91 at 4:00 p.m., and there's a slim 20% rain chance, and that's mainly for areas south
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pasco, your rain chance is 10% today. into manatee county, 10% chance, and 30% chance for areas south of sarasota. the river flood warnings continuing at elfers, and also for cyprus creek, and peace river at arcadia. we certainly need the dry air to stick around it will through tomorrow. the rain chance will stay low, and then seasonably hot near 90, and finally the moisture and rain chances return later in the week. we will check on traffic on the 8s right now. >> unfortunately sad news in manatee county. i will get to the problem in a second, but quickly the howard frankland bridge, no delays on any of the bay area bridges, and meanwhile, out in miacka, a fatal crash.
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routeing you around it, you may need to take watchula. not an easy alternate, but there's not a lot of roads that connect out there in this particular area. allow for extra time on state road 70. that's weather and traffic on the 8s, back to gene and gayle. a day care garden that rc facility. >> that they found growing in the backyard. one world leader went too far calling president obama names. many people are turning to chemical-based repellant to fight off mosquito and the zika virus. i will look at naturally proven alternatives coming up next. it's 5:10, and you're watching
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8 is on your side in the fight against zika in your backyard. the problem of standing water is worse than ever thanks to hermine, and we have been warmed time and time again, it's a breeding ground for mosquito. there's no doubt that mosquito control the will be out fighting the problem, but is
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naturally to protect ourselves while cutting down on toxins? i went to the experts to the find out. >> reporter: the sun is out and kids are playing outside, and crews are trying to kill the mosquito. >> i see trucks on our streets spraying the stuff. >> reporter: some people are worried about their children and the toxic accumulation, wondering if there's anything natural to fight off mosquitoes. >> i have net to find anything that prevents mosquitoes in florida. they are >> they can combine any number of these. coconut oil will extend the repellant. >> reporter: oil of lemon eucalyptus and clove oil are proven to repel mosquitoes, and try to take supplements to keep
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interested in your scent. >> something that would cleanse the blood and work as an infernal deodorant. >> reporter: this pediatrician agrees. >> things that are stimulating the immune system to give us protection, we feel will help people no matter what the virus is. >> reporter: dr. burger told me in part one of the natura alternatives to fight mosquitoes is a supplement that contains picaridin. if you missed part one, watch it on wfla.com. i have uploaded it on to my wfla gayle guyardo facebook page. it's important to remember these are been studied by consumer reports, cdc, and medical journals, and they have been around for centuries. we haven't always had the chemicals, and people had to
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grandma would have done it. >> exactly. >> good to know we have options. it could be a rough day for overseas travel. flight delays for several airports, and the problem appears to be with the online checkin system, and in a tweet, the airline apologizes and promises thatry working to fix the problem. it looks like british airways has one departing and arriving flight at t.i.a., and we are working to find out how they will be affected. president obama is making history this morning, becoming the first sitting u.s. president to step foot in laso. >> he met with the president and announced the funding of the removal of the unexploded bombs left by the u.s. after the vietnam war. one leader from southeast asia that president obama will not meet with is the new
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>> this is after the president used a curse word to describe president obama's late mother. he lashed out against president obama who planned to confront the leader who killed people without due process. lawmakers have a long to do list, including funding to keep the government from shutting down, and another item affects florida, and lawmakers are expected to look at funding to combat the zika virus. the governor postponed his trip because of ongoing recovery work from hurricane hermine. remembering phyllis schlafley. she died after a battle with can. is she was an outspoken feminist leader known for his
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movement. she was 92 years old. here's an outrageous story about what happened a at busy day -- happened at busy day care. it appears someone was growing pot on the property. west haven police found 600 marijuana plants in the backyard. so far no one has been arrested, but police are are investigate -- the li investigating. it looks like it will be a beautiful day, leigh. >> it really is. compared to the oppressive humidity we have seen all um summer long it will feel a little bit nicer, a brief break, and partly cloudy, and 86 at noon, and in fact, not much rain fall with the dryer air, 20% chance at best, and we have dropped to 68 in crystal river, and right now, lakeland and auburndale, you're at 72.
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lake placid, and i checked in with my weather watcher, wendy in brooksville, and she said it's 70, and it's less humid and cooler. temperatures running 2-5 degrees cooler right now, and boy do we need the dryer air to spread south and help the swollen rivers and also the big puddles in the area, ask just the slim rain chance, and it's mainly for areas farther to the south, and tomorrow morning, dry air is still around, mostly sunny and pleasant, and tomorrow, just a 20% rain chance, and begin to retreat tomorrow, bringing back humidity, and rain chances will increase into the weekend. leslee, how about traffic on the 8s? >> manatee county as you make your way out on the community after the holiday weekend. out on state road 70 in the myakka city area, there's a fatal crash going on.
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there's also wacoola road up to state road 64, and there's no easy way. not only is it dark, but there's no easy alternate. it's right at betts road. allow for extra time this morning. back to gene and gayle. this is the game that everyone is talking about, fsu fans celebrating the big comeback win against ole miss. the teams faced off at camping world stadium in orlando. they were down by 15 points, but in the 2nd half, the knowles came back. a lot to talk about, and at last night's game, beau is a 6th grader with autism. you may remember the picture of him eating with travis rudolph. travis surprised him with a
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>> i'm so glad there's a part 2. the little boy left to eat alone every day. >> he has a new friend now. >> yes, and the friendship continues. that's beautiful. a freebie for your afternoon pick-me-up. the restaurant giving away the sweet treats. >> and the positive news at the pump for drivers. how low the price of gas is. you're watching news channel 8 today. happy tuesday. there's nothing like trying something new. especially when it comes to snacking. with the laughing cow's nine flavors of creamy cheese, there's no end to what you can discover.
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5:28, and it's back to school today. but at least at the bus stop, it will be feel comfortable this morning. not many clouds, and when you come home from school, 20% rain chance, and a high of 91. trouble in manatee county.
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crash, and nonetheless, both directions of state road 70 blocked at betts report. in my next report, i will show you how to get around it and
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days after hermine, residents in pasco county are still not allowed back in their homes. this morning, more flooding concerns and an update on the storm. a tampa police officer will be laid to rest later today. live with information on the service. campaigning in tampa, hillary clinton will have a rally at the university of south florida later today. what she is expected to tell protesters is next. good morning and welcome to news channel 8 today. i'm gayle guyardo. >> and i'm gene ramirez.

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