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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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a controversial vote today in largo. many residents are concerned about a zip line. >> the decision could anger many residents, and we will look at both sides in a minute, but first, the tuesday forecast with lehigh. >> reporter: it may be the day to get outside and enjoy the lowest amount of low humidity. notice zephyrhills, you're at 70. 72 in tampa, and it's bradenton, and we need a day to dry out, obviously at elfers here, that's part of the main flooding area, but myakka and peace river are above flood stage at this point. interestingly enough, we can thank hermine for bringing in the dry air. it's forced all the way down to tampa. the rain chance today, just 20%. at 5:38, i have an 8-day forecast, letting you know if
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is going on on the roads right now. >> a big problem in manatee county, and this is the big issue in manatee county. if you're out here used to taking state road 70, it's a big issue. it's been downgraded to a possible fatal crash, but 70 nonetheless blocking both directions at betts road. if the accident scene stretched for a quarter of a mile, you cannot turn on and of road, which is an easy alternate to wind around it. instead, you have to go up to state road 64. county road 665 will take you there, but you have to allow for extra time, at least 25 minutes. that's a look at weather and traffic, and back to gene and gayle. flooding continues to be a major concern for residents in pasco county, and you just
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their homes, and this morning, many are still under a mandatory evacuation orders. river levels in elfers are going down, but not enough to allow residents in their homes, and utilities are off at the blue haren mobile home park in new port richey. 197 properties in pasco county had had minor damage, but 297 had r flooding above the doorknobs or trees through the roof. nine homes are a total loss. the numbers will continue to go up as officials assess the damage. only 60% of the affected areas have been assessed. power outages in the state capitol are forcing governor rick scott to cancel his trip to washington, dc, today. the governor was scheduled to personally lobby congress for money to fight zika, and
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in tallahassee to monitor the efforts to get the power back on. his trip will be rescheduled soon. master patrol officer fred arnold died while scuba diving. his casket is expected to arrive at life point church in a few hours. jamel, we heard from his >> reporter: good morning, gail. yeah, we have. like you said, the funeral service will take place here at life point church at 11: 11:00 today, and his casket will arrive around 8:15. he died unexpectedly in nevada. officer arnold was at lake mead, nevada when the incident occur canned. he was a 27-year veteran with the pam police department who rescued a family of three when
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he went on to volunteer countless hours mentoring teens in the police explorer program. his children spoke last week and reflected on their father's good deeds an the community. and his son fred arnold iv says he taught him how to drive. >> we always said he had an infectious laugh, and when he would laugh, everyone else would laugh, have a fantastic time, and i feel like he knew the values of family, and family is not just where your house and home is. it's where the heart is, and i feel like him as a person embodied that as a whole. >> reporter: and again, you can hear his son speaking, and you know all of his children saying their father was a jokester, and he always laughed and kept a smile on his face, something
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miss. gayle? >> he sounds like a dear man. thank you, jamel. we are following breaking news. firefighters are looking for hot spots on the home of 13th street south in st. petersburg. a fire probing out just after 4:00 this morning, and you can see it's an active scene there, as investigators comen through there looking for hot spots, and they believe the fire is out. no word if anyone was inside at the time the fire started, but the problem is, firefighters have no the homeowner, and they are currently looking for the person. they are not sure if the person is inside of the home. we will bring you updates as soon as we learn more. and happening today in your vote, we are getting down to the wire here, and in just 2 months we will elect our new president. another campaign stop in the bay area by another candidate. hillary clinton will be in the bay area later today, and ryan hughes is live from the university of south florida, and ryan, she is expected to
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keep our country safe? >> reporter: good morning. that's the main issue on her agenda here today, how she will work with allies around the world. she is expected to take the stage at 1:45 this afternoon, and hillary clinton will outline why she believes donald trump does not have the temperament to serve as commander-in-chief. she spent labor day in another battleground state of ohio. she pounced on the trip to mexico and speech which she called "hate filled," and it was clinton's second public appearance in 2 weeks, and she has spent most of had her time at high dollar fundraisers. the e-mail issue came up once again with reporters. >> i take classifications seriously. the fact that i couldn't remember certain meetings and whether or not they occurred does not in any way affect the
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still have to the treatment of classified material. >> reporter: and this was clinton's first meeting with reporters where she took questions in many, many months. back here live this morning, news channel 8 will be inside of the rec center when clinton takes the stage, and you can watch the entire appearance on wfla.com. this is her fourth trip to the bay area this year alone. an important state and important part of the meanwhile donald trump will campaign in virginia and north carolina today, but he will be back in florida on friday, and he will be at a rally in pensacola, and this morning, a possible change of heart for trump during a flight from cleveland to youngstown, ohio, and he told reporters he is not ruling anything out when it comes to possible citizenship for undocumented immigrants in the united states. let's check on the weather
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extra spring in your step when you walk out the door this morning. it's not much, but after months and months of summer it will feel different for you when you walk outside. 74degrees at 7:00 a.m., and it's going to be a hot day. 81 at 10:00, and by 4:00 p.m. that should be our high temperatures, but with the lower humidity, rain chance is small, and we need to dry out. citrus, hernando, pasco, your rain chances is just about a 20% rain chance, and once you head into the southern portion of highlands, it's a 30% rain chance. 91 today and tomorrow a and lot of sunshine for the emojiman there. temperatures near 90, but the rain chance is going up. keeping an eye on the tropics, not too much out there. there's one area of interest in the central caribbean, but there's only a 20% chance of
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the yucatan peninsula. we have looked great on the bay area interstates, and not a lot of vehicles out, but this vehicle unfortunately has both directions of the roadway closed, and this is in manatee, and you have to take an unwanted alternate road, and this scene stretches a quarter a mile. you cannot turn on to betts road. state road 70 is completely blocked both directions. you can't even get on to betts from state road here's what you need to know if you are traveling through the area. whatchula will take you up to 64. i know that's not a quick alternate, but you're out to myakka city. these alternates, this is your parallel road folks. allow for extra time. that could take an easy 30 minutes to get around that. that's a look at weather and traffic, and now back to gene and gayle. a triple murder
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what police are saying about the crime scene just ahead. the way you treat your child after a concussion may be wrong. what doctors are suggesting you do in this morning's medical report. but first, a controversial vote in largo. should a new zip line be built at the highland complex? why residents are update, section. - are upset, next. (vo) we went to hollywood to ask if america's favorites - burgers, tacos and chili could taste just as great made with turkey. thousands stepped into the jennie-o tasting booth to find out. with just one bite, they knew.
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hillary clinton: i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. bob kidder, owner, new england shirt company: this factory has been here since eighteen eighty-three. we have over sixty people here making shirts labled made in america. but donald trump's brand of shirts come from china, his suits from mexico, his coats from india. trump's products have been made in twelve other countries because he says
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he's taking the shirts right off our backs. . we are back, and it's 5:43. a proposed zip line in largo is up for a vote. >> it would be built at the highland recreational complex near the largo sports center. meredith censullo is here this morning. a decision is expected tonight, what is the decision going to be based on? >> reporter: the meeting will
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meetings held in august and responses from 250 households that border the proposed property line on highland avenue, and among the concerns voiced at those meetings a lack of parking, noise, and litter. greg brown says the same kind of opposition occurred when the original park was in the works, and he said the goal is to get more people interested in the park, and the zip line would be built there's zip lines in bradenton, and those concerned should visit the facilities to see what it's all about. we will find out who took the company up on the offer and if it swayed the vote. gayle, if the zip line gets the go ahead, it could be up and running by the end of the year.
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it will be. police are investigating the deaths of three people slain inside of a home. police responded to a 911 call, but this morning it's unclear how long the bodies have been in the home. the victims' names, ages, and details of how they died have not been released. it was described as a heinous act. this south florida man is waking up in jail, charged with shooting and killing two much loved service dogs, and investigators said his neighbor's dogs, one of them a german sheppard used to comfort a military vet with ptsd, and the other was a pit bull who was comforting a woman with stage 3 cancer. bill cosby will be back in court today for a hearing in his sexual assault case. he is charged with drugging a young woman he mentored at temple university in 2004.
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dozens of women who claim the former cosby show star assaulted them. she's the only one able to bring charges against him. today sos by's lawyer will fight to keep out statements the comedian gave in a previous lawsuit. a trial date could be set for today. new details about the discovery of jacob wetterling's remains. the suspect is now facing child pornography charges. he may have authorities to the remains of the little boy. jacob's remains were found last week buried on a farm, about 30 miles away. he has not been charged in wetterling's death. this bus was carrying a group of marines when it caught on fire. 40 marines were traveling to
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on interstate 24, in tennessee, the bus overheated and caught on fire. in atlanta, a carjacking caught on camera. look at this surveillance video. inside of the car you can see in the distance, there were 1- year-old twin girls. can you believe that? police found them a quarter of a mile away after the suspect ditched the car in the parking lot of an apartment complex. the driver said he left running to go inside the store when the pump could not read his card. many of you could be relying on outdated advise when caring for a child with a concussion. three quarters of parents said they would wake their child during the night to check on them, but doctors said that may prevent the brain from healing faster. the end of summer means the beginning of flu season. the flu vaccine is recommended
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but many doctors are not offering the nasal vaccine this year. doctors are encouraged to offer the shots no later than october. it's 5:48 on this tuesday morning, and boy, it's expected to be a great day, leigh. >> a lot of you when you walk outside this morning, maybe you're going to grab the paper and go for a morning stroll, and you will notice the difference. it's a slight difference, but i especially the farther north you live. it's less humid. sunny skies, and mostly dry, warming up to 86 at noon, and even in the afternoon with the dryer air, 20% rain chance with the high of 91, and it also makes it cooler when it's less humid. the dryer air is spreading to the south. you go farther to the south, and it's more humid, and it's
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and lakeland at 72. 72 -- placid and lakeland, you're at 72. barely any rain will drop through the day today, and it's a dryer atmosphere, and that is certainly good news, and we need to dry out. i know your next question is how long is this going to last? the dryer air is going to stick around today and most of the day tomorrow, and then the moisture will come up from the south, and that will bring back the humidity and th chances into the weekend, and leslee, how about rain chances on the 8s? >> we have a good drive in lakeland right now, and a big issue out here in theman key county area, and possible fatal crash with state road 70 blocked, and that crash scene will extend a quarter of a mile. another alternate for you, headed to the south instead of the north, and it may help you out a bit. it's no easy alternate because
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betts. sugar bowl road connecting to clay gully road connecting to myakka, back up state road 70. you can also take whachula or county road 665. again 70 blocked both direction at betts. that's weather and traffic at the 8th, back to gene and gayle. these pictures of a single mom in texas are going you can see her in a plaid shirt and a mustache next to her son. she attended the donuts with dad event. annette vazquez said she decided to sign up at the last minute so her son would not miss the fun. she looks like shirlie chaplin with the mustache. >> reporter: here's the deal. you don't have to dress up for it whether you're a man going
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to a dad event. there's a lot of single parents who are to these children both mom and dad. >> exactly. >> you should be welcomed to go to all the events. a new world record, say cheers. the new world record for the longest domino drop shot after the break. you're watching news channel 8 today. happy tuesday.
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a little early for a whiskey shot, but here's an idea for your next cocktail party. a bar in dubai broke the record for the longest domino drop shot. that's where a shot glass drops its contents into another glass. the huddle sports bar and grill dropped 4578 glasses of whiskey into the energy drink, and all of that in this is dubai's 130th guinness world record. >> that's impressive. still ahead this morning, hillary clinton will be in tampa later today. all you need to know about her rally at usf just minutes away. and keeping mosquitoes away without sprays and repellants. the natural alternatives that doctors believe can help you avoid products with chemicals. beautiful downtown tampa
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it's 5:58 on this tuesday. time for weather and traffic on the 8s, and most of you will step outside and notice less humidity. down 75 at tampa international airport with the dew point at 69. any time we can get the dew point below 70, it will feel a little bit better, and the chances at 20% which afternoon with the high of 9 1, and a bit below average with the high of 74. i will tell you how long the dryer air will stick around coming up. traffic looking good in and out of pasco county. manatee county is the issue on state road 70 at myakka city. we have state road 70 blocked both directions at betts road, and you cannot get around it.
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breaking overnight, flames light up the night sky in tampa, and still ahead, where fire destroyed a 100-year-old home. and also this morning, honoring an officer who decades serving and protecting our community. a look at the life of officer fred arnold and how he will be remembered. fighting mosquitoes with a natural repellants. how you can avoid the chemicals. welcome. good morning. i'm gayle guyardo. >> and i'm gene ramirez. let's see what is in store weatherwise. >> reporter: as you go out to your car this morning, it will

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