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talk about low. a disabled veteran beat and robbed outside a local walmart. >> grabbed me around the neck and started hitting and hitting and hitting. >> still ahead, the key of evidence police hope will track down the thug who robbed a man and left him helpless. dozens of guns stolen from a bay area store and out on the streets. where the investigation stands this morning and why investigators believes the thieves are no amateurs. plus, the changing relationship between the united states and cuba. what is taking flight from south florida and now making it easier to visit the island. welcome to news channel 8 today. i'm gene ramirez. >> and i'm gayle guyardo.
here's meteorologist leigh spann. >> good morning. we felt the drier air, the less humid air yesterday. and it's holding on today for the most part. you see the red shaded area. this is the moisture in the atmosphere. the red is dry. the blue is more humid. it's starting to creep back in. it's not quite as comfortable today. an afternoon high of 91 which is just above the average of 90. but with the drier area, notice the rain chance today, mostly south of i-4. in weather and traffic on the 8s, i have an hour-by-hour look at your wednesday. and leslee is going to help you plan the commute. pretty good right now. great in downtown tampa and downtown st. pete. we have a road closure, reminder for you, seminole boulevard north of ulmerton. some of the northbound lanes are blocked. during rush hour, take starkey through the area or move over
northbound side. let's take a live lookout here. looking good across the howard frankland bridge. only going to take you six minutes to cross it. and that's a look at weather and traffic. and now back to gene and gayle. >> thank you, leslee. right now a man who police say attacked a disabled veteran in front of a bay area walmart is on the loose. it happened last friday in broad daylight. news channel 8's jamel lanee' is live in suspect? >> reporter: good morning, gayle. they do. you know, they were able to pull surveillance video from walmart's parking lot camera and they were able to get a look at the attacker's vehicle. take a good look at it. detectives need your help possibly locating this vehicle and this person. and now police tell us that the attacker took off in the blue dodge. a witness said the plate began with the letters gka.
walking into the store located on 34th street north around 1:00 friday afternoon. he says this man approached him and asked him for the time and shortly afterwards, that's when he says he was beaten and choked. he says the suspect took his walker and hit him with it. he tells us he is lucky to be alive. and investigators say this person needs to be off the streets. >> lucky he didn't stab me or shoot me or something. >> my first thought, you attacking an elderly man with a walk senator get a job. >> reporter: he only has bruises and bumps and he is doing okay. police say that the suspect is between the age of 29 to 35 years old, about 6 feet tall and around 200 pounds. and investigators say that this was a random act but again they are asking anyone with information to call them. gayle-- >> with that surveillance video out, hopefully somebody comes forward. thank you.
guns are on the streets this morning and they could end up in the wrong hands. >> yeah, they sure can. and polk county investigators are scrambling to find them and the thieves who took them. news channel 8's meredyth censullo is in the tampa news center this morning. and you have information on a big reward and why investigators think these thieves are no amateurs. >> reporter: yeah, and deputies need your help because they don't have a lot to work with. this surveillance video in this case, it's pretty crummy. we want to show you it to anyway. this is exterior video at titan arms in lakeland. a brown extended pickup truck with chrome grill, chrome wheels and bumpers pulls up to the store around 2:30 a.m. sunday. four people wait 20 minutes and three men get out, smash the front window and rip out the burglar bars and take 26 hand guns and 10 long guns. polk county sheriff gracey judd says this was well planned. the men knew the store well.
were not secured in the store. they knew that the burglar bars weren't approximately installed. -- weren't appropriately installed. >> reporter: the entire crime took two minutes. there's an 8,000 reward and you can send your tips anonymously online to hartlandcrimestoppers.com. and anyone with information can choose to >> hopefully somebody comes forward. thank you. and we have posted that video on wfla.com. f you want to the take a second look -- wfla.com if you want to take a closer look or want to take a second look. emergency managers are in the process of completing damage assessments in the areas affected by hurricane joaquin hermine. those reports -- affected by
those reports will be used to help residents. >> why? where are the tax dollars going? i mean, what's going on here? you know, you can ride through here and say, we need to fix this and we need to fix that. we know what the problems are. >> pasco county reports nearly 300 homes suffered major damage as a result of the hurricane. nine homes are destroyed. in an 8 on your side consumer alert, scammers are trying to profit off hermine. the pasco sheriff's office wants to warn all residents about a phone scam. callers claim to be from the federal emergency management agency or fema. they demand a dodge deposit from storm damage, something fema doesn't do. a possible set back to tell you about in the fight against zika virus. senators in washington, d.c. failed to pass a funding bill to help fight the virus. 52 voted in favor of the $1.1
votes so they were eight shy of that. both sides are pointing fingers of each over the long stalled bill. a sign of healing after the nightclub massacre many orlando. the last victim at one orlando hospital is back home this morning. orlando regional medical cent area announced on twitter it released the last patient from the mass shooting. that's when gunman omar mateen walked into the club and opened dozens more were injured. happening today, another airline begins direct flights from the u.s. to cuba. american airlines will fly its first scheduled cuba flights out of miami. right now, american will fly in but service to havana is expected to start in november. last week, jetblue became the first u.s. airline to offer regular commercial flights to cuba in more than half a
some of the flights will depart from tampa. service from tampa international airport could begin by the end of the year. an the tis payings is building for the first-ever commander in chief forum happening tonight to i live on nbc. hillary rodham clinton and donald trump will take the stage separately back to back to discuss national security, military affairs and veterans issues. the questions will come from the audience made up of service members and veterans. you can watch chief forum live from new york right here on news channel 8. matt lauer will moderate. it begins at 8:00 p.m. that should be interesting. all right, the time right now is 6:08 on this wednesday morning. and looks like we're in store for another great day. >> and thank goodness. we need the dry days to help the rivers continue to recede. because we still have rivers that are at or above flood stage and that includes elfers where the roads have been
little manatee river, cyprus creek, and the peace river and arcadia. yes, hour-by-hour, thankfully dry through most of the day. sunny, 78 at 9:00. 86 at noon. 90 at 3:00 p.m. afternoon high around 91. and only that 20% rain chance, mostly for areas along and south of i-4. and thankfully pasco county north, just a 10% rain chance. hillsborough, pinellas, polk county, 20% chance. and 30% rain chances to one more day with the lower humidity before the humidity and the mugginess return tomorrow. rain chances with the increasing humidity and seasonal temperatures, low 90s each day. we will check with traffic on the 8s now because more and more people after 6:00 start hitting the roadways. we've still got a good drive in downtown tampa. we're not seeing delays on the bay area bridges. and seminole, a quick reminder because you have the northbound lanes that are blocked on seminole boulevard north of
is ridge road or starkey between ulmerton and east bay drive. for those who live out in the citrus county area, we do have a big pothole in lanes here. southbound u.s. 19 at snug harbor in the crystal river area. that's a look at weather and traffic on the 8s. back to gene and gayle. >> leslee, thank you. the 2016 heart walk is right around the corner and news channel 8 is committed to raising $100,000. kia is agai every dollar you donate, it's like you're donating two. the walk is happening november 12th at raymond james stadium. i will be here so is gayle and stacie schaible. head to wfla.com/heartwalk for more details. >> wednesday last year, the morning team went and we had brunch afterwards. melanie michael came. >> have a good time and it's for a good time.
out of hand when one man gets into a bulldozer. >> what happened when the man put bulldozer into drive. and coming up, how the chase of a bank robbery suspect played out and how it came to an end. and an activist who helped lead protests in ferguson, missouri is found dead. the circumstances surrounding the death and why investigators think it was no accident.
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one of the ferguson, missouri protest leaders was found shot to death. no word yet on a suspect who what led to the killing of 29- year-old. but police are investigating the incident as a homicide. he was an activist lead protests against police violent. a bank robbery suspect is dead, shot by police after this violent car chase. authorities were chasing the vehicle for about 45 minutes and then police in unmarked vehicles performed a pit maneuver. and they managed to stop a fleeing suspect and they shot into the vehicle multiple times. police claim they were
a minnesota man has confessed to the killing of of a 9-year-old -- killing of a 9- year-old boy. he had been missing for 27 years. the confession was part of a plea deal that calls for him to spend 20 years in federal prison. former stanford university swimmer brock turner registered as a sex offender in his home at a time of ohio. this is surveillance video showing the registration when the 21-year-old turn arrived sheriff's office. he previously spent three months in jail for sexual assaultly assaulting an unconscious woman on the stanford campus. a dispute between neighbors led one man to bulldoze john higdon's 10 home. he says his -- higdon's
>> don't know why. never had a beef with him. no explanation. my dad built this house. this man over here decides to come 2:00 in the morning, comes over here with a dozer and tractor and starts pushing the house down. >> he is charged with criminal trespassing and vandalism. listen to this, ice cream is a hot, hot, hot commodity in manhattan these days. >> that's because thieves are stealing the pharmacies and convenience stores. are they escaping in like a refrigerator truck? so far they have stolen more than 1200 containers of ice cream. they are targeting three brands. they've got good tastes. surveillance video show the three suspects that police are looking for. they believe the thieves are reselling the ice cream at discount prices. more support for quarterback colin kaepernick
protest. his jersey is a top seltzer. nfl shops website reports the red version of his san francisco 49ers jersey is the number one seller. the boom in sales follows the quarterback's decision to sit during the national anthem. he explains he is doing this to highlight racial injustice in the united states. across the nation, nfl players getting ready to kick- off the football season. >> some players took time out to have fun. they created their of james corden's car pool karaoke. ? we'll have a house party we don't need nobody ? ? got a gypsy soul to blame and you were born for leaving ? ? by my side girl ? >> all right,. >> i like that. >> not too wad. these are play -- not too bad. these are players from the minnesota vikings. you can see the players belting out their favorite tunes and
lots of fun stuff. >> i feel like that's me every day with the kids in the car. >> we want to see the video, gayle. >> all right. let's head over to leigh spann. >> still not too bad. yesterday, you could roll the windows down and head to work. a touch more humid so maybe you will have to keep the ac blasting for you. but still comfortable, just not as comfortable. we will still keeping low humidity. again, for this time of the year. 86degrees at noon. 91 at 4:00 p.m. which will keep our rain chance down to 40%. right now, 76 in tampa. fish hawk, 75. plant city 73. so another pleasant morning because there's dry air in the atmosphere but it will start to sneak back to the north. so just a 20% rain chance today. and that's mostly for areas south of i-4 where there's more moisture to be had. tomorrow morning, yeah, notice
increase. and interestingly, i'm still keeping the rain chance small form at 20%. but after that, a 30% friday. and 40% chance on sunday. getting record of a couple collisions. there's a crash on 301 at sims road. meanwhile, here we are at westbound i-4 just past 75. fhp tells me there's now a crash here. all right, let's take a live look at some traffic or lack there there is 275 right around kennedy. and also a quick look again at the howard frankland bridge. a very good drive across it. only going to take about six minutes. in the seminole area, quick reminder, road work going on, some of the northbound lanes taken away north of ulmerton and the alternate is starkey and ridge road between ulmerton and east bay. the it's going to be clogged up during rush hour. that's a look at weather and
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telling his players. and apple is creating the buzz about today's announcement about the next iphone. a sneak peek at what experts believe it's going to look like. first, live look outside our window here. downtown tampa all lit up.
yep, the work day starts in about an hour or so. weather and traffic on the 8s
6:28 at the bus stop for the kids. nice, mostly sunny around 75 degrees. and when they come home, 91. only a 20% rain chance. it's 91 today and tomorrow. and up to 92 on friday. leslee, how about traffic on the 8s? well, we have an accident that's westbound i-4 exiting to 301. the hillsborough exit, let's take a look. this is where it's located on
military veteran brutally beaten in the middle of the day in a busy parking lot. and now police need your help. plus, futures put on hold. a hillsborough county college is stepping up to he after itt tech campuses shut down suddenly. and fingers crossed that apple will reveal a new iphone today. all the features the iphone 7 will have and when you can get your hands on one. good morning. and welcome to news channel 8 today. i'm gayle guyardo. >> and i'm gene ramirez. thank you for joining us on this wednesday morning. let's get a check on the weather with leigh. >> it's not as comfortable as it was yesterday.
but not lasting all that long. still nice just not as nice as yesterday. 73 apollo beach. 73 plant city. 76 in tampa. 75 in bradenton. the reason it felt so nice yesterday, dry air. look at the water vapor imagery. this looks at the the amount of moisture in the air. red color is dry. and it's still with us for the most part. you see the humid air starting to nudge its way farther to the north. for our rain chances today, still very slight. 20% chance after 2:00 p.m. and that's mostly south of i-4. and what great timing too. we need to dry out after hermine and the river flood warnings continue. right at flood stage but slowly receding. little manatee river, state park, cyprus creek and the peace river in arcadia. in weather and traffic on the 8s, i have the eight-day temperature trend for the rest of the week. and leslee has the commute. starting to get busier. more traffic on the howard frankland bridge. and also through ybor city as i
it was starting to turn colors there on my map. ybor city, 301 to 275, up to eight minutes. and still looking good on the veterans expressway, ehrlich to 275, that's roughly a nine minute commute. and on the left of the screen, that's where i saw ybor city slow down. westbound i-4 by 301, we have an accident. here's what it looks like. it's right at the exit ramp. there's a slow down there. and then also taking a quick look. we have a little bit of a delay a collision with injuries in riverview. that's a look at weather and traffic. right now st. petersburg police need your help finding the person who beat up a disabled war veteran last friday. this happened in broad daylight in front of a busy store. jamel lanee' is live from st. petersburg. jamel, you have disturbing details for us. >> reporter: yeah, very disturbing story, gene. good morning to you. and that person who police say did this is still out there.
parking lot at the walmart on 34th street north. and again, the victim who is 67 years old, jeffrey hardman says the attack happened in front of the store. he says he was in the parking lot on his way into the store when the suspect stopped him and asked him for the time. now he told him around 1:00 and he says he was brutally attacked. >> got on top of me and started hitting and hitting ground and takes my walker and starts hitting me with the walker. >> reporter: and the thief got away with hundreds of dollars, hardman's wallet and his walker. police say they do have a lead. detectives say they believe the suspect off in this blue dodge. a witness said the license plate began with the letters gka. now police say it was a random act. investigators say that the robber is a man between the ages of 29 and 35 and about 6
and wearing dark clothing. they are asking anyone with any information to contact them. gene-- >> and hopefully somebody will come forward. jamel lanee' reporting live. thank you. an 8 on your side alert for parents about a dangerous drug making the rounds among teenagers the. the pasco county sheriff's office issued a warning about the drug. it's a synthetic opioid that is 10,000 more potent than heroin. some of the china white or china girl. it's used to sedate elephants and other large animals. two residents thes in polk county will never own animals again. that's the ruling from the judge after deputies seized more than 170 animals from a rescue. we have to warn you, you are about to see extremely disturbing images. this is undercover video from peta from darlings darlings
the animals are being treated by vets. two bay area scammers are off the streets this morning and won't get their hands on our personal information any time soon. one will spend eight years and six months in federal prison. the second will spend four years in prison. the two were found guilty of putting skimmers at several gas stations in hillsborough, pinellas and sarasota counties. and happening today, this morning we are expecting to len who may have died due to negligence by a pinellas county nursing home. >> this happened back in may at gracewood rehah pillation and nursing care in pinellas park -- rehabilitation and nursing care in pinellas park. meredyth censullo is live with more. >> reporter: we are going to hear from the man who was appointed as the health care proxy or guardian for wilbert moten. he is frustrated no one has
death. the 65-year-old man suffered from second degree burns and dehydration when he allegedly spent hours outdoors in 90- degree heat. he had no living relatives and psychiatric problems. he livid at the -- he lived at the facility for years. the guardian seen here in an earlier interview with news channel 8 now wants legislation that prevents such negligence from happening in the future. he has state representatives. he will lay out the proposed legislative changes today. news channel 8 will be there and we will have more after this morning's press conference on wfla.com. >> whatever layers of protection we need for our elderly. thank you so much, meredyth censullo. thousands of itt tech students are trying to figure out their next move after the school shut down unexpectedly. and one college in hillsborough
the country including the one in tampa bay are locked up tight. but hillsborough community college is helping students transfer into programs at hcc that might lead to a degree or some other type of credentialing. we spoke with one tampa student who was about to finish her nursing degree. >> whatever reason they had for closing, i just -- let the students that really want this, that really want their career finish. >> this is your heart and soul. >> e hard. you want to make a better life for yourself. and you want to reach that goal. and it's hard when somebody just takes it away from you like that. >> itt tech claims they closed because of major financial problems. in just a few months, construction will start on a rope adventure and zip line course in largo. city commissioners approved the deal with the bradenton company to build the new attraction. we flew drone 8 over the highlands recreation complex
like in bradenton. visitors are tethered to a safety harness and riders zip from platform to platform. the owner hopes to open after the new year. a former lightning coach has a warning for any hockey players who plan to sit during the national anthem. he led the lightning to a stanley cup victory in 2004. he is not a fan of the protest stage bid collin app leonardo di any hockey player who sits during the anthem for the rest of the game.
p.m. not expecting much rainfall. look at the rainfall potential between now and this evening. almost all of the rain down in sarasota, desoto, highlands county at this point. the rest of us staying mostly dry and hot. 91 today and tomorrow. and rain chances going up and humidity going up through the weekend though. friday, 92. 91 saturday. and 90 on sunday. and by the way, we are nearing the peak of hurricane season. storms forming around september 10th. but only one wave i'm watching coming off africa with a 70% chance developing in the next five days. we will check on traffic on the 8s. yeah, we are seeing more traffic out there, especially through ybor city and heading into downtown on 275. let's take a look at the travel times through ybor, 301 to 275, nine minutes. that's the same it was the last time i showed you.
there. and let's take a look at the crash near the exit. westbound i-4 right around 301. and starting to see a little bit of more traffic here southbound on 75 approaching i- 4. and a look at the crash. and looks like we have a little bit of a slow down. and a collision here showing some delays and this is 301 around sims road. be aware of that too. that's a look at weather and traffic on the 8s. back to gene and gayle. >> all right. thank you. the controversy now heating up over a cake order. refusing to make a birthday cake. and a sneak peek at what the new iphone may look like and the possible features we can expect. first, a 12-year-old florida boy home alone when a burglar breaks in. the scary encounter and how the boy called for help. you're watching news channel 8
listen to this. a scary situation for a 12-year- old in south florida when a burglar broke in while the child was still inside and the home. >> you have to take a look at this video. the crook slipped inside and through the window. and then he snatches a laptop, jewelry and passports. the boy says he was inside and his room watching tv when he heard a knock at the front door. the boy saw the burglar break in and ran to the bathroom. that's when the thief told him to stay there. when the boy felt safe, he dialed 911. >> must have been so from social media to word of mouth trying to find the owner of this flag. it was folded on the side of the road. and his mission is going viral. he was driving on u.s. 19 when he spotted a flag in a triangle fold and pulled over. he picked it you have because he believes it probably belongs to a veteran who served our country. >> for some people, it's spiritual. it's a spiritual relationship, i'm sure.
would be devastating, i would think. >> he says officials at clearwater police department and macdill air force base are offering to help find the owner. now to stories making headlines across america this morning. it's an alarming milestone. chicago had 500 homicides so far this year. august was the city's deadliest month in two decades. since monday morning, 31 people were shot. city officials are blaming repeat offenders and lax sentencing in the courts. the 500 homicides in chicago are more than new york and los angeles combined. and we are following a story that will give you goose bumps this morning. there's been a third clown sighting in north carolina. a man claims he saw a creepy clown in a wood area behind an apartment complex. now police don't know if the sightings are connected to similar cases in south carolina. that's where people saw a
lure kid -- as a clown trying to lure kids into the woods with candy and money. a bakery has denied a teen's request to have trump 2016 written on the cake. in her facebook post is getting a lot of attention. the 17-year-old says she was just, quote, venting on facebook when she made the status. the cake was for her trump- themed 18th birthday party. and the bakery spokesperson issued an apology. nine hour flights, they aren't the most comfortable. imagine doing that with 110 bags of drugs in your stomach. >> a 48-year-old man did just that on a flight from thailand to australia. he admitted to carrying the 2.4 pounds of cocaine at the sidney airport shortly after the flight's arrival. he passed 46 pellets and another 64 were removed at the
>> hmm. in an 8 on your side consumer watch this morning, excitement is building for tech junkies. apple will unveil its latest device widely rumored to be the iphone 7. this shows expected highlights. the it's possible that apple will finally introduce fast charging iphones. the new phone could be water proof and it may include a dual rear camera for better selfies, of course. and that will give you extra the reveal is expected to happen at 1:00 p.m. and historically preorders for new iphones start the day after the launch. a top tech reporter says the iphone will arrive in stores on september 16th. which is perfect for shopping for christmas or the holidays. >> there you go. not to be outdone, sony is unveiling two new play station 4 models. they are expected to reveal details of the high-end version
for greatly enhanced graphics. the second device is expected to be a slimmed down version of the existing game console. no word on the cost. good news for those with a sweet tooth. the chocolate emporium kitchen will face officially late thermo. it's located at universal orlando's city walk. it-- later this month. it's located orlando's city walk. uber eats, that's the app that offers 24/7 food delivery from restaurants, just got dozens of more bay area customers. 75 restaurants signed up to pair with the service. it will dobie new the next -- it will debut in the next few weeks. it's the first time that the application has delivered outside of the ability to request rides. let's get a check on the weather. >> well, starting to the to be a beautiful day.
port richey. 73degrees, the skies are clear. and we are dealing with relatively low humidity for this time of year. so feels comfortable. 75degrees. maybe not as comfortable as yesterday but comfortable nonetheless. 86 at noon. 91degrees at 4:00 p.m. yes, till a hot day but with the drier air, only a 20% rain chance. right now, 70 in zephyrhills. tom at 76. 78 in st. petersburg. and 76 in fish hawk and sarasota. when you look at rain chances through the day, notice 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, mostly dry. the rain chances, i circled it here, well south of i-4, where you have the better rain chance because that's where the most moisture is. red color, dry and for the most part it's hanging out with us again today. that's why i'm keeping the rain chances low and that's why it's going to feel more comfortable through day. tomorrow, dry air begins to retreat back to the north. and you guessed it, humidity returns from the south. so tomorrow will feel more
rain chance. and then the rain chances start going up into the weekend. how about traffic on the 8s? all right, well looking good for the most part. hey, it's getting busier. and just went up to 20 minutes bearss avenue to i-75. and then down into downtown the tampa. and also what we're seeing southbound i-75, coming away from 2 new tampa area, starting to slow before you hit i-4. that's typical westbound i-4 near the hillsborough avenue exit exit to 92. as far as westbound i-4, slow- and-go there too. and there's a semi-truck. you can see what's going on. a slow down as you saw on the maps. let's go ahead and move over here, this is westbound i-4 around mcintosh, it's slow too. so we are starting to see overall slowing and al a collision u.s. 301 at sims road, a delay at the area. that's a look at weather and traffic on the 8s. back to gene and gayle.
a wedding picture snapped in a beautiful location is going viral and now the photographer is actually trying to find the couple. >> yeah, i'm sure they want the picture too. check this out. breathtaking photograph of the newlywed couple. it was taken on the cliffs in the national park. you can tell right at sunset. perfect time of day for the beautiful picture. the photographer posted the picture on social media hoping to find the mystery couple but no one has come forward yet. >> i bet they'll soon. >> yeah, get the maybe unite them with the picture. what you need to know before you walk out the door is next including the search for dozens of stolen guns. >> and ahead, police need our help finding the person who brew thealty attacked a man --
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veteran is at that a two-day tacked while shopping. >> the attacker is still on the loose this morning. news channel 8's jamel lanee' is live in st. petersburg. >> reporter: good morning. well, the 67-year-old victim has bumps and bruises. he says he was attacked here on 34th street north at this walmart last friday. and now he says he was walking into the store around 1:00 p.m. when the suspect asked him for the time. now he says shortly after, the man began to choke and be took his walker and hit him with it. and he got away with money, his wallet and his walker. detectives say they believe the suspect was driving this blue dodge and investigators say the first three letters of the license plate are gka. reporting in st. petersburg, jamel lanee', news channel 8. in breaking news, a lakeland man currently behind bars is now accused of sexually
-- sexually abusing two toddler boys. he was arrested back in july in an undercover investigation. sheriff grady judd will hold a press conference on the nudge charges this morning. -- on the new charges this morning. surveillance video from outside titan arms shows the truck the thieves used. investigators are looking for three men who took off 26 hand hand guns and 10 long guns. today we will le about the death of a nursing home resident in pinellas park. he suffered second dry burns and dehydration after he was allegedly left for hours outdoors in 90-degree heat. he died of heart failure. no one has been held accountable for the death. a news conference is scheduled for this morning. thousands of students at
is temperaturing in to help. they are working with -- is stepping in to help. tonight, donald trump and hillary rodham clinton will participate in a commander in chief forum. the accounts will appear back to back to answer questions about national security and the military. you can watch the forum right here on news channel 8 beginning at 8:00. shaping up to be another beautiful morning. this is a 72degrees. still clear skies at this moment. but of course, we do have a little bit higher humidity. so 73 in clearwater. 73 in plant city. 75 in bradenton. through the day, we will keep the humidity low but it's going to be warm. 86 at noon. 91 at 4:00 p.m. rain chance just 20%. and tomorrow you will really start to feel the extra humidity. still just a 20% rain chance tomorrow before the higher rain chances friday and the weekend. all right, looking at traffic now. see the orange.
westbound i-4, the exit to the hillsborough, we do have a crash that's backing you up. not quite to i-75 but still slow. 275 heavy southbound and that's typical. slow off the howard frankland bridge. look at this crash. seeing some delay, ulmerton road at 4th street. and a quick live look at the cameras you can and see a slow down into down town tampa south on 275. >> thank you. thank you for joining us. >> of course, we will be here all morning long with breaking news, weather and tr "today" show. >> and another hour of local
? good morning. battle-ready? donald trump and hillary clinton set to take the stage tonight at our commander-in-chief forum. a new poll shows trump way ahead with active service members and veterans. clinton takes a swipe at her rival's plans forces. >> the only thing that is clear is he has no clue about wha he's talking about. >> what will both candidates have to do to win the military vote? 1.7 billion. that's how much the obama administration now admits it sent iran in cash earlier this year. more than four times what it initially said it delivered. what was the money for? and why wasn't the government more upfront about it from the start?