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>> right now, on newschannel8 at 5:30. >> hillary clinton in tampa today taking aim at her rival. newschannel8 was at her rally. hear what she says donald trump does not have what it takes to lead america with grace and dignity. good evening. i'm jennifer leigh. >> i'm josh bens attack today during her visit to tampa. clinton finished up at the rally at usf. today, she was making her case as to why donald trump doesn't have the temperament to become president. candace mccowan joins us live at the usf recreation center. polls are showing she has to be aggressive at this point. >> reporter: that's right josh. good evening. a new cnn poll shows trump is leading and two recent polls show trump is also winning here
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so today, clinton made her argument as to why she said trump is unfit to become president. >> so, we have 62 days. 62 days to make the case. >> reporter: time is of the essence with polls showing trump narrowing the lead beating clinton nationally. clinton made the case that donald trump doesn't have the mannerisms to become president. >> and he stands there and mocks a reporter with a disability and he calls women pigs. and he rapists and criminals. >> reporter: and she didn't stop there. >> just last week in a few hours he managed to turn his trip to mexico into an embarrassing international incident. he got into a twitter war with the president of mexico. and when asked why he would insult a gold star family, he suggested that his sacrifices
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theirs. his whole campaign has been one long insult. he is temperamentally unfit and totally unqualified to be president of the united states. >> reporter: trump's campaign calling clinton's attacks exactly what you would expect from a candidate who took the month of august off and woke up in september losing. clinton is still leading according to the latest polls here in florida by two. her lead much more narrow than last month. >> he says he has a secret plan plan. >> reporter: trump's campaign also saying today that clinton can't get beyond the clinton foundation corruption. clinton here today at usf appealing to her audience talking about college tuition and global warming. josh? >> not all polls show clinton losing at this point. or winning for that matter. >> reporter: yeah. right. well, the most recent nbc poll shows clinton is winning by six
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news for hillary clinton. >> candace mccowan, thank you very much. slow recovery from hermine continues to affect some services in tallahassee including power problems in state office buildings. multiple state buildings are out power including the department of environmental protection and children and families. workers were told to bring flashlights to retrieve flashlights and other problems. >> all the issues, i want to make sure all the services are provided. >> what they are doing? >> they buildings. >> reporter: at least 13,000 residents woke up this morning still without power in the tallahassee area. schools will be back in session on wednesday including classes at fsu and florida a&m university. well, no lights and no air- conditioning is still the situation for thousands in tallahassee. five days after hermine hit. but, people are banding together to help each other get through this trying time. capital bureau reporter matt galka shows us the simple acts of kindness making a big
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>> reporter: the utility crews were one street over, but julie still didn't have power more than 100 hours after hermine hit tallahassee. >> it is like a social experiment that needs to end. >> reporter: she doesn't look to focus on the negative, but frustrating but her family doesn't have a generator. >> yes, we have made some new friends. >> everybody has been hanging out telling each other gossip about how the city doesn't have their act together. >> reporter: and while are hot, both because of lack of air-conditioning and over the city's response to the power outage, there were still some strangers helping out. the family at this put out chargers to power up the machines because half of the neighborhood is in the dark. even the governor got in on the act handing out refreshment to line workers. and students without any juice were welcomed all weekend to hang out. >> on friday morning, there seemed to be just a lot of
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around that didn't maybe have power in their dorms, their apartments. asking do you have food? do you have water? yeah. absolutely. come on in. >> reporter: city officials said tuesday morning that they have reached the saturation point. the amount of crews they can have come into tallahassee and safely work on the grid. more than 10,000 people work to get their lights turned back on, the kindness of strangers goes a long way. matt galka, newschannel8. >> city officials say they have restored power to 90% of homes affected by the outage. a couple of fishermen off the coast of miami stumbled across something they thought they would never see. a boat filled with cuban migrants trying to reach the u.s. their radar spotted the group desperate for help. the men were stranded several miles off the coast of miami when their boat motor gave out. legally, there wasn't much the fishermen could do. so, they gave the group food and water and called for help. >> we just threw everything we had on the boat with the men.
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everything. >> the coast guard arrived and the two boaters said that they don't think the cuban men would have otherwise made it to shore. a florida priest has been removed from his ministry after being caught stealing $88,000 from an elderly widow. the woman set up a bank account to benefit the church. investigators say father nicholas king took $88,000 for personal expenses over the span of about receipts show he bought pricey dinners, a sports car. the widow didn't discover what was going on until her bank account became overdrawn. he has dedicated his life to helping to bring christmas cheer to children in need. >> this would be santa found himself in need and how you can help him by fighting heart disease. >> plus, tough news for needlephobes. the changes you need to know about as flu season begins. >> a little hint of the summer
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slightly drier air in place this morning. a bit of a breeze in some areas. starting to feel drier air. we will see if that continues in the forecast and look ahead to the weekend coming up. >> we'll have that and more coming up. you're watching newschannel8.
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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 there's no place in america that he can make them. well there is. you know donald trump says he'll make america great again while
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>> labor day weekend is over marbling the unofficial end of summer and the unofficial beginning of flu season. it is time to break it to people afraid of needles. they will have to get the flu shot instead of the nasal spray. the academy of pediatrics has
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recommending flu mist because they say it is ineffective. >> it is still a scientific mystery. but we can't go on giving a vaccine that is ineffective. influenza can take a normal healthy child or even an adult, and put them into the emergency room in 24 hours. this is a serious infection. >> as always, pediatricians recommend the flew vaccine for children over six months and it is not too early to get your children vaccinated. doctors are shot. now, to the heart walk campaign, stacie schaible joins me live in the studio with this heartwarming story of a heart attack survivor. >> reporter: i love this time of year because we get to tell these amazing story. yes. this guy has spent years making sure foster children in the bay area have a merry christmas. but delwin collins' role as a
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halt a few weeks ago. this would be santa found himself a patient instead of an employee. christmas is definitely the most wonderful time of the years for kids on delwin collin's chris mast list. he is a dishwasher by day at tampa general hospital but he is better known for heading up the angels project year after year. he picks the names of some 30 foster kids off annually and buys them three gifts each. >> next week, i will probably go shopping. i went shopping this week. >> reporter: he has already started stockpiling in a secret location for this christmas. but a few weeks ago, this all came to a screeching halt. >> i can tell right away. i knew when i had a problem. i knew what to do. i called 911. i wasn't going to hold back or wait.
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trouble that day came on his daily bike ride home from work. >> i got down to bay shore and felt like i was out of breath. i had to stop six times to catch a breather. >> reporter: which panicked him because he exercises nearly every day. when things didn't improve, he called for help in the middle of the night. he told the paramedics to take him to tampa general. where pretty much everyone is like family. >> the nurse who was on call was there, she came up and she said delwin, you are having a major heart attack right now. >> reporter: after spending a few days at the hospital and receiving stints, delwin is now on the end but his day job and side job as santa will have to wait. doctor's orders. >> he wants me to take time off. not come back to work right away. i will need to get up and walk. just walk around the neighborhood. but don't overdo it. >> reporter: but the good news
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100 shopping days left until christmas. >> the tree goes up in november here. i will probably take about between 35 and 30 angels off the tree this year. this is something i like doing for the kids. >> is this going to be a special year for you then? >> oh yeah. i'm going to go around and do what i have to do this year. >> reporter: and delwin has a birthday this week. we want to wish him a happy birthday. it is because of people like him we launch our massive fund raising efforts year after year walks in the country right here in tampa bay. this year, it is november 12. and, newschannel8 is again committed to raising at least $100,000. but, as always, we need your help. fucillo kia is generously matching the first $50,000 we raise. so every dollar you donate really counts as two now. >> you have been doing this a long time. you walk this every year. it is very close to your heart, isn't that right? >> reporter: it is because of my sister, my dad.
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40. my dad is a heart attack and bypass survivor. it hits me personally. i get more involved because heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in the u.s. >> good to see delwin is doing all right. >> reporter: he is. he will be going to work again soon. >> thank you very much stacie. >> uh-huh. well, the air especially this morning felt a little drier. only about a 20% chance of seeing showers in the forecast for sitting right near average for the early part of september. the higher humidity and rain chances are back into the forecast for the weekend. it will come back just a little bit. hyundai new port richey, 86 degrees. northwest wind, loews don cesar looks pretty good. 93 degrees. warm at the beach. bit of an easterly flow in place for the moment. that tends to take away the west coast sea breeze which with help to keep the temperature a little cooler.
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mostly sunny skies. great shot from kim norman today. blue sky. approval from the young one here enjoying this beautiful day with the slightly drier air. storm team 8 wfla on facebook. a pleasant night. 74 degrees at 7:00 a.m. at 4:00 p.m., 90 degrees. high temperature tomorrow, not expecting much in the way of precipitation. 89 degrees. dew point a little lower at 68 degrees. just that number, 68 versus 75. 76 degrees makes a big the air you will feel this evening and in some areas. not as much as north and central areas. dew point in the low 70s there. right now, it is 90 at macdill. 87 palm harbor. low 90s in dade city right now. near that in brooksville, 89. 89 in venice. we had a few showers out in highlands county. so, a few isolated showers so
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cooler air falling off the showers. drier air as you can see backing in from the north. high pressure dominates across the southeast. that drier air aloft makes a big difference. tends to mix that down to the surface. the higher moisture levels makes quite a difference in precipitation. that is where the clouds and the showers are across the sunshine state. that feature is playing a big part in helping to provide the drier air. it is hard to have a wer cast without hermine. hermine of course continues to spin here off the northeast coast. spinning showers into the northeast. higher seas as well. last official advisory issued on the similar. as for the radar, southern parts of highlands now drifting to the west. a few isolated showers in off the coast of sarasota county. can't rule out, especially southern spots spots this evening of an isolated shower. our post tropical hermine at
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away. battered the coastline this weekend. up into the northeast. about a 0% chance of development for this. south of hispanolaful travel across africa. emerged over the warmer waters. a 70% chance according to the national hurricane center. for this evening maybe a few isolated showers. that night be overdoing it a little bit. you can see the clear skies and little drier because of the slightly drier air around. forecast chances tomorrow, best rain chances southern areas. you saw the water vapor tell the story there of the drier air aloft. more stable air in the area of high pressure. you will see in the eight-day forecast, all the way into friday, actually below normal rain chances. in fact, the overnight lows, too, given the average of 76 degrees are running 74. 75, then by the weekend, start to bring back some of that
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to the average high of 90 degrees throughout this period. and, by the weekend, looks like we will see a few scattered showers and thunderstorms. that would be more typical of what we expect this time of year. for now, if you are lucky enough to feel slightly drier air, good for you. >> no kidding. it was nice this morning. nasa shared the most detailed images of jupiter anyone has seen. >> no one was prepared for how big it juno made its first fly by and got closer than any other spacecraft in history. look at these images. the southern aurora, because of jupiter's unique orbit, this is the first time expert haves seen the southern point in such detail. so cool. well, three crew members on board the international space station will return to earth. one of them is nasa and exhibition 48 commander jeff williams. williams returns to earth as the u.s. record holder for
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535 days since the year 2,000. this most recent trip was 172 days basically a cake walk. see what i did there for him? they will be back on earth by about 9:00 tonight. >> it would be a little lonely. 500 days? >> they are professionals. >> they are. well, neighbors at war, not professionals here, a feud between two tennessee men turned completely destructive. >> coming up next, machinery one man brought in so he could destroy his neighbor's home in the middle of the night. >> yikes. remember, you can join jenn holloway, julie phillips, and me on newschannel8 at 8:00 on great 38. >> aled for us tonight. the stunning courtroom confessions. a family learns what really happened to their little boy 27 years ago. we will look at president obama's rocky receptions overseas. proof that vandals not nature
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ing new he appeared to mock a reporter with a disability. "you gotta see this guy. 'uhhhh i don't know what i said, i don't remember.' he's going like 'i don't remember'." "putting a wife to work is a very dangerous thing. i don't want to sound too much like a chauvinist." "you have to be wealthy in order to be great. i'm sorry to say it." "he's a war hero because he was captured. i like people that weren't captured."
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>> now, to what's making headlines across america. convicted sex offender brock turner has fulfilled one probation requirement. he registered as a convicted
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county sheriff's office in ohio. the former stanford university swimmer was released from a california jail friday morning. he only served three months of a six month sentence for sexually assaulting an unconscious of am a fraternity party in stanford. according to the chicago tribune, chicago's 500th homicide happened over the labor day weekend. chicago's homicide paces both new york and los angeles. but, it is still not the murder capital of the u.s. new orleans, saint louis, detroit, and baltimore all have higher rates per capita. well, you can't make this stuff up. a tennessee man trying to destroy his neighbor's home with a bulldozer in the middle of the night. this is a real story. this is what is left of that home. and police say the two men have been feuding for days and the tensions just boiled over. >> this man decides to come
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morning. comes hoar at 2:00 in the morning with the bulldozer and starts pushing my house down. >> well, someone heard the demolition and called deputies. they came out and arrested the man driving the bulldozer. the homeowner is now forced to live in a camper next to the damaged house. >> newschannel8 at 6:00 sup next. >> stacie and keith are here with what we are working on. >> reporter: a violent robbery in broad daylight. >> a man beaten outside a store. police are trying to track down his attacker. coming up, the unusual weapon beating. >> plus, new information about an online sale gone horribly wrong. how the would be deal in a family dollar parking lot ended in a deadly shooting. >> neighborhoods in pasco county are still flooded after hurricane hermine. residents are increasingly frustrated. >> a largo man found an american flag lying in the side of the road. now he is looking for the own.
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i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. there's a race going on right now. the world's clean energy super power's either going to be germany, china, or us. and i'm going to make sure it's us. from 500 million solar panels installed by the end of my first term, to precision manufacturing. we'll beat the competition and create new high wage jobs.
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>> right now, on newschannel8 at 6:00. >> a vicious beating in a wal- mart parking lot. how the victim's own walker became a >> and gunned down when a deal went south. new information about what led up to a murder over an online sale. >> plus, flooding, frustration in pasco county after a second straight year of problems. 8 on your side finds out how much money is needed to fix it for good. and good evening. i'm stacie schaible. >> i'm keith cate. thank you for joining us tonight. right now, the search is on for a killer after an online sale turned deadly in polk county. it happened after the buyer and
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lake land lakeland. melissa marino, this is outrageous. you have a so-called buyer who turns out to be a killer. >> reporter: really scary to think about. they met here at the family dollar. the transaction started and that is when it turned deadly. >> it should beware. it should also be seller beware. >> reporter: it was just before 10:00 sunday night when jeff morrow went with his friend to sell an item he posted online. a person interested in buying agreed to meet at the family dollar. >> the suspect is going through his pockets like he is looking for money and he reaches in and he grabs the item. and takes off running around the car. >> reporter: morrow jumped out and chased after the man with the shotgun.

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