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look before you swipe. a new skimmer warning for bay area drivers where the newest skimmer was found. and with the zika fears rising in our area, doctors will meet today with women. we will tell you when and where the important forum is happening so you can attend. a manatee county woman wanted her ex-husband dead, and today she will face a judge. how detectives tricked and caught the woman in the act. good morning, and welcome to news channel 8 today, happy friday to you. i'm gayle guyardo. >> and i'm gene ramirez. thank you for joining us. everyone is talking about this.
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battery can catch on fire this morning a warning from the faa about the danger it could cause on airplanes. just ahead, what you need to know before you fly. >> reporter: stepping out the door right now, and you will notice a touch more humidity. we are not back to july levels, and it's not as comfortable as yesterday morning. a heads up before you step outside. right now 77 in in bradenton, and here's perspective for you. inverness, 5 degrees warmer, and here's the reason why. the water vapor imagery. the dry air through the atmosphere, right on top of us yesterday, and that was nice, and you can see the blue color creeping into the area, and that's an indication the moisture level is higher. i'm keeping the rain chances out of the forecast for the first few hours of the day, and
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chance to 40%, and the storms will push towards the coast. at 5:38, i have an 8-day temperature trend to turn you into the weekend, and let's lee lee will -- and leslee will let you know what is happening here. >> the northbound lane the blocked right at 16, and you can take clear water largo road there, and it vine due to road repairs. nebraska south of fowler avenue, and i'm not seeing delays yet but there's a collision here, and now back to gene and gayle. an 8 on your side consumer alert this morning, check your bank statements. authorities have discovered another skimming device inside of a thump tampa.
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-- of a pump in tampa. >> reporter: gayle we are dealing with brazen criminals, and this is the gas station where authorities found skimmers in april, and it was at this pump right here, pump number one at the citgo on west gandy. i have exclusive video i want to show you that we got as the skimmer was being removed from inside of pump number one. kevin brown is a suspected victim, and he knows about the he lives in tampa, and when the bank called asking about the charges he made in miami, he knew he had been scammed. >> it made me wonder how they got my credit card number and they were able to use it in miami. >> i would be cautious, not fearful, but cautious. >> reporter: clerks recommend going inside and paying for your gas to avoid being scammed by a skimmer. the station does have surveillance cameras, but they
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the pump, and it's closed from 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., and that will give criminals a lot of time to come in and install the skimmers when no one is here inside of the station, and we know it can be pretty quick a quick job for people to come in, install the skimmers and take your money, gayle. >> they can put it in a matter of minutes, and no security cameras rolling? they don't get caught. 8 is on your side to protect yourself while as mary sunlighted, parkway in cash if possible. use a credit card instead of a debit card that i have better fraud protection. monitor your statements regularly to spot unauthorized charges. if something does not add up, call your bank immediately. happening today, fears about the zika virus are rising in the bay area, and the latest numbers from the florida department of health show 56 cases of the virus in florida came from mosquitoes in our
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cases with pregnant women have been documents. ryan hughes is live, and doctors plan to meet with pregnant women to address their fears? >> reporter: gene, good morning. doctors will meet here at the stetson university law center in tampa to to -- to go over the fears of pregnant women. >> i have had women call and say what do i do? i'm worried about go? really we don't want women to be fearful, but we want them to do what they can to protect themselves during pregnant schism. >> reporter: that was the executive director who tell us women call her office every day with questions and concerns, and the organization is working with state doctors to provide the best information to pregnant women during the seminar today, and they will
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possible precaution from mosquito repellant to long clothing. they recommend they avoid the miami area where the virus is the most prevalent. the seminar will get underway here at noon. gene, back to you. >> we have to be careful, but i know a lot of pregnant women will be extra interested in the information. thank you. a manatee county woman is headedto court accused trying to hire a hitman. rachel leahy even made a down piment payment -- made a down payment in the offer to kill. it's believed rachel leahy's motives to get custody of the couple's children. her grandmother lives in north carolina and is surprised by the news. >> it kind of shocks me. i can't hardly believe it. >> reporter: did you know of
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>> not really. >> and detectives are convinced that leahy planned to go through with the murder for hire not. they claim she had her bags packed and her passport ready to leave the country. a man accused of brutally beating a veteran will find himself facing charges this morning. jeffrey hartman was attacked, and the suspect used his own walker to beat him his wallet. now donors contributed $1,300 to help and to buy a new walker. employees of one of america's largest banks went behind their customers' backs, and they are des moines soar use trouble. wells fargo says they were signed up for services without their permission. that means customers paid fees
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employee have been fired for opening up 2 million of the unexpected accounts. >> i would be outraged if my bank opened an account for me with my personal data and never told me. >> regulators said the employees did it to meet the aggressive sales goals and earn commissions, and wells fargo is facing fines of $185 million. an unprecedented warning from aviation officials, do not turn on or charge the new galaxy note 7 phone during flight that comes after they exploded and caught on fire. look at the video. the faa warped passengers not put the phones in checked luggage, and sam sulk is recalling millions of phones over the flaw. 5:38. let's get your friday forecast. >> always good for the friday forecast. feeling comfortable this morning. it's humid, but it's not so uncomfortable.
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today. we quickly get to 80 by 9:00 a.m., and quickly to 87 by noon, and then quick quickly to 92 at 4:00 p.m. that's above average. should be hot out on the high school gridiron for the friday night blitz. at kickoff a few storms around,est herbal personally for the areas near the coast. the halftime show will start, and rain comes to an end. muggy but mostly dry for the final play. today and su, 91 on monday, but notice, as we increase our rain chances next week, temperatures going down to 89, but 9 is the average high temperature for today. out in the tropics, not much going on. in the caribbean, 10 percent chance of developing. nothing of immediate concern at this point. that's always good to say. let's check on the roadways to see if it's saying the same thing. >> a few things are happening,
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we will look at the maps in the seminole area, and i want to remind you again. for the next 10 days we have the northbound lanes blocked, and that's north of ulmerton. you are used to taking the northbound side there. hop on to clear water largo road instead. water main repair work, 83rd street is closed right there, and then also as we move over, nebraska, just south of fowler, there's an accident working, and i'm not seeing yet. that's weather and traffic on the 8s. back to gene and gayle. a chance to stand up to cancer. tonight on news channel 8. you can watch the live annual telethon, knifing performances for keith urban and many others as well. that's tonight from 8:00 to 9:00. don't miss it. tonight a dateline you will not want to miss. >> new information in the john
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>> mystery sun solved after nearly 20 years, and tonight you will see crucial case documents that have never been made public until now. for the fester time you will hear investigators speak about what happened inside of the investigation. that's. -- investigation. football is back, and we are talking about the new season, and you want to hear mike's bold prediction. >> the race for the white house is getting closer. the key battleground states where the race is tightening. you're watching news channel 8
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for the white house a new quinnipac poll shows hillary clinton and donald trump tied in florida and ohio, and clinton' lead in pennsylvania and north carolina is clinking. clinton is blasting trump for conning to praise vladimir putin even saying putin is a better leader than president obama. >> that is not just unpatriotic, and insulting to the people of our country and our scary. >> reporter: meanwhile trump's insis tans he oppose the iraq war is under scrutiny. in a reported interview with howard tern he was asked if he was in favor of invading, and he said yeah, i guess so. charlie christ will be holding a round table today to
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career educational affordable for middle school families. he is running against dave jolly to represent pinellas county. it's 5:45. a city that has already had 500 murders this year, and now the latest incident is turning up the heat on city hall. chicago police are searching for two suspects after a man you can see here was shot and injured watering his lawn. it was in broad now the shooting statistics rise, and the ratings for the mayor plummet. >> they don't trust him because he has not been candid, and he has been flow to deliver information. >> the mayor is promising a comprehensiveplay by october
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class, and kids said they feel confident and more prepared from encounters with bullies or any dangerous situation. they are preparing for all sorts of scenarios. >> you can defend yourself. >> you can use it if someone breaks into your house or something. >> teachers said they soon before to share respect. it's a balancing act, how to keep from overscheduling or children. it's recommended you limit them to one or two sports or activities. they suggest priorities for school work and et being good grades. remind your child that families are important. families should spend time together at least one night a week. let's look at sports this morning. peyton manning helping to kick off the new nfl season there
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lombardi trophy, and the game came down to this kick right here, and the panthers missed wide left and the broncos win the rematch by 1 point. final score, 21-20. the bucs's fans are eager to kick off what could be a much-improved season this sunday. we spoke to mike alscott, and he's especially confident the bucs's quarterback. >> i think with him beings being a student, that's why he makes plays. in early, out late, and the guys see that, and when you do that day in and day out, it it shows. >> so what is the a train predicts for the bucks this year? it will be a good one, thinking playoff births as a wild card. 9 or 10 wins. sounds good to us. >> that's good to hear the a
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player. gerald mccoy will be out taking pictures with fans and signing autographs. it's free for anyone to attend. elder ford son north florida avenue. it's happening 5:00 to 7:00 this evening. it's 5:48, and leigh, the regular season is almost here. >> so excited. watching the game late last night, and i'm sure a lot of you are just now waking up. here's the tower camera, and clear, and at 8:00 a.m., 77 degrees, and not too bad, but i do think you will notice the extra humidity. warming up quickly. 87 at noon, and a high of 92. feeling steamy with the 30% rain chance. brooksville at 72. , and 78 in sarasota. and specifically my with watcher. wendy says it's 71 at her
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2-5degrees depending on where you are. there's an indication there's higher humidity. we will translate that into afternoon rain, and basically keeping it dry from now to 11:30. the general east to west motion means we will see light, spotty showers in the early afternoon, and by the evening, notice how the storms push closer and closer to the coast, and that could be when you're headed outs for dinner or the high school football games. in feeling like summer, and 30% rain chance in the afternoon. >> how about traffic on the 8s? >> if you have a good drive in front of you, the bay area interstates, no delays on 275, and hillsborough county looking very good. pinellas, u.s. 19 up to speed and 275. we have activity as far as road work is concerned in the seminole area. northbound seminole boulevard at 16th avenue. the northbound lanes are block
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runs through clear water largo road, and that's north of ulmerton. there's a little bit of construction here. 83rd is closed from flame vine and 78th street. we will look live at traffic, and look at this. great drive. 6 men outs past the howard frankland bridge. no complaints as you move across the water here. back to gene and gayle. a historical moment in florida not seen prohibition days. >> this is for the bourbon drinker outs there. we will show you the precious video of a rescue
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you know what they say? cats have nine lives? this one cleo survived a nasty house fire thanks to the firefighters who lab in twice before finding her in the basement. here they are giving a poor, exhausted cleo so much much- needed oxygen there. she is expected to make a full recovery.
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and dozens ofattendees watched five turtles return home to the ocean. it seems like they are excited and anticipating the moment here. they were all at a north carolina rescue center, being nursed back to health there. they are okay and swimming out in the deep blue. for allobar bong drinkers, it's your lucky day. barrels first -- all you bourbon drinkers, it's your lucky day. barrels are filled with the first ever bourbon made here since prohibition. >> where are the samples? >> i'm sure it's happy hour somewhere. the 15th anniversary of 9/11 is sunday. >> coming up, how the bay area will recognize the anniversary today. plus, dieting can be tough, and
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before and after pictures can really be motivating. i will show you how the bay area dieters are getting resultsment. and meredith is getting pumped funner the friday blitz. good morning. good morning st. petersburg. northeast high school, and they are doing their thing. it's the friday blitz, and we are back, and huge crowd. we will gibbs tonight.
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at 5:58, feeling more humid with weather and traffic on the 8s, hitting 92 today, and through the weekend, 30% rain chances for saturday and sunday. typical summer heat. 91 both days, too, leslee. live look at traffic here
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coming on to 275. this is southbound at fowler avenue, and it continues to be a good drive in all the way. ybor city looking good right
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zika in your backyard. the fight against the virus, focusing on pregnant women. what local doctors are doing today to protect them. facing the judge. the accused killer a bay area man who s items with a popular auction app is headed to court. the frantic homes of a bay area man trapped on a sinking boat. how he uses a plastic cup to bail the the water before the coast guard swoops in to help. i'm gene ramirez. thank you for joining us. >> and i'm gayle guyardo. >> reporter: somehow the

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