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>> right now on newschannel8 at 8:00 at 5:30. >> hillsborough county is handing over 100 grand to the humane society to strays. but just where are those strays coming from? tonight, 8 on your side investigates. good evening, i'm jennifer leigh. >> i'm josh benson. thanks for being with us tonight. now, an 8 on your side investigation. shelter-skelter. >> thousands of animals shipped into tampa bay. the humane society contends it is saving thousands of animals bringing them to tampa bay and
local rescues tell steve andrews that bad news for hillsborough county's cats and dogs. steve? >> reporter: josh, there's only so much room at the shelterment without a peep out of one of them. they agreed to pay the humane society of tampa bay about 100 grand to keep strays out of the pound. the problem, some say, is some animals they are importing are ending up there too. the humane society of tampa bay is dedicated to homelessness and providing care for others. that is one reason it rescues puppies from georgia and other states. local rescues contend these imports are causing problems for the local animals. after a thursday county commission meeting, humane society scared off over this issue. >> you are not doing any good by pulling these puppies and bringing them to hillsborough where they end up back in the shelter. >> but they don't.
>> no. >> yes they do. >> i'm not going to, argue with you on camera. >> reporter: according to its own figures, the humane society has shipped in nearly 10,000 dogs and cats to be adopted to local forever homes. the problem is, many of them are not forever. according to the rescue tampa website, in may of 2015, this pooch pluto ended up at the shelter. it was adopted from the humane society and they won't take it back. >> there have been a lot of dogs who have turned up at hillsborough animal services. >> if that's the case, we are not being called. we will always take our animals back. >> reporter: the humane society contends 85% of the animals it take ins or local. the figures show a different story. from 2013 to 2015, that number is more like 53%. >> at animal services though. they are crowding our shelters. >> we will have to agree to
pet overpopulation in hillsborough county. >> reporter: scott trabatoski, the director of the pet county resource center says it would be difficult to find out how many humane society dogs and cats end up at the shelter. they are all micro chipped but the registration changes from owner to owner. i wonder how many of these animals are listed as strays found at 3607 they didn't want to take him back. >> reporter: no, nay didn't. but i am told eventually after rescue me tampa made a lot of noise about it, they took him back. >> they did? okay. steve andrews, thank you very much. appreciate it. if you have a problem you think need to be investigated call 8 on your side. the help number is on your screen. 1-800-338-0808. for some people in the bass lake area of new port richey,
underwater. can you believe that? some water logged residents told newschannel8 they contacted the county to find out what is being done, but not a single crew or pump can be seen in that area. newschannel8's chip osowski joins us live from new port rich chief. and chip, i know you have been in touch with the county to get some answers on this. >> reporter: jen, you can imagine how frustrated people who live in this area are. it has been seven days since hermine and this is what they are dealing this is someone's front lawn. the county's emergency services director showed me firsthand what is being done about this. >> it is going away. and they come back. sunday, monday, tuesday, wednesday. just a little bit. just a little bit. >> reporter: for more than 33 years, these two have called bass make estate home. but flooding has turned their
i was stuck. tuesday through friday. more than a week. >> reporter: you have been stuck here? >> well, i can go out figure have to. but i don't want to damage the car. >> reporter: what is more frustrate ing is the perceived inaction by the country. kevin guthrie assures me there is a plan to move the water out of bass lake estates. >> we are pumping out of here and moving in to this pond, now, we are moving to as we got, you can see we have our public works crews out here right now trying to do everything they can for bass lake to bring that pump, that water level down. >> reporter: guthrie believes pumping along ridge road south of the flooding will cause these flood waters to recede. >> now, at the end of the day, it will only be a couple of inches but a couple of inches would help a homeowner. it may bring the water from the kitchen or on the floor to down just to the foundation level. that is what we are trying to
praying for some relief. >> no way. no way, sunday, monday, tuesday, the water comes up. >> reporter: a couple of other new developments here in pasco county. fema plans to visit some of the areas devastated by the flooding sunday. after that, the agency will make a determination on aid for folks out here. jen? >> well chip, how much aid are we talking about? >> reporter: not as much as you might think. i was asking the emergency servic he said the average home, probably about $6,000 max. a little bit more than $30,000. so, a number of these residents are really going to have to rely on their own insurance. >> so frustrating. chip osowski live for us in new port new port richey. well, a tummy tuck procedure turned deadly. 32-year-old maria christian died after a procedure at vanity cosmetics.
health. just 32, and had two previous surgeries there. but during her previous tummy tuck, she went into cardiac arrest. an investigation is now understood way. a volkswagen engineer has pleaded guilty to federal charges related to the auto maker's emissions scandal. james liann entered the plea in detroit. prosecutors claim he led the team of engineers that designed the device allowing vw engines to cheat emissions tests. a four-year-old boy is with child ic with his parents, but the parents were passed out in the front seat. this picture is going viral. right now, take a look at this. the couple was pulled over in east liverpool, ohio when the car almost hit a school bus. investigators found a powdery substance in the front seat. possibly heroin. it was sent to a lab for testing but the results will not be available for a few weeks. and a heartbreaking statistic. the number of children dieing
2016. 28 this time last year double compared to last year. there are ways to lessen the risk of leaving a child unattended. put your purse, briefcase, or cell phone in the backseat out of the reach of your child forcing you to look in the backseat when you reach your destination. the 2016 heart walk is right around the corner. >> and coming up, a woman shares her inspirational story. not one, but two strokes in her 30s. >> a mattress company water for a 9/11 ad. what people found offensive and what the company is doing to fix it. >> if you thought it was hot today, you would be correct. we set records. we will talk about that very shortly. as for the weekend, rain chances may be a little higher. we will talk about that coming up. >> we'll have that and more coming up.
>> people across america are marking the 15th anniversary of the september 11 terror attacks. in new york, the nypd remembered its members lost on 9/11 with a parade through the city. a san antonio mattress company is in trouble for holding a twin tower 9/11. the ad showed two piles of mattresses and two men knocking them down. the owner is apologizing saying that it was a big mistake. >> it was stupid. it was a stupid idea. that we sent out. and we apologize for our stupidity. and, we really hope you forgive us for what we have done. >> now, miracle mattress is going to donate 30% of its
a 9/11 tribute made out of coca-cola products was taken down after outrage on social media. this is from a wal-mart in panama city. you can see the boxes arranged like the twin towers with a banner reading we will never forget. wal-mart and coca-cola both issued apologies saying they had not intended to offend anyone. we are just weeks away from the 2016 heart walk. and, each week, we are featuring the stories of local heart disease and stroke survivors and today, it is becky grimmer. a 30-year-old stroke victim who describes the moment her life changed forever. newschannel8's stacie schaible explains. >> i hit the floor. >> you fell? >> inexplain blue. there was no warning. i didn't feel bad. i didn't feel woozy. i didn't feel anything. i hit the floor. >> reporter: five years ago when becky grimmer was 30 years old, she suffered a massive stroke on a saturday morning while waiting tables. a coworker caught her just before she hit the ground.
becky! becky, are you okay? becky, come on! what day is it? get up! and, i just ... i kept answering him. but, there were no words. >> reporter: after being rushed to the hospital, doctors went through an artery in becky's leg to break up a clot in her brain. the stroke affected her left side and her speech. >> i have to speak ke in order to make myself understood. >> reporter: her recovery would take a long time and her mother carol was there every step of the way. >> she was always thinking left foot, now right foot. >> reporter: then three years later it happened again. this time, at her parents' house. becky suffered a second stroke which is a stroke of no known cause. >> do you worry about having another? >> some days.
>> reporter: becky went onto earn her mba and works full time at tech data in saint petersburg. >> i feel very blessed that i got two extra chances at life. >> and because of people like becky, newschannel8 is once again committed to raising $100,000 for this year's heart walk. stacie schaible joins us now. and, this is a pretty personal mission for you. >> reporter: it really is. it started about 15 years ago for me when my sister had a heart attack. she was just 40 at the time. much like becky described her strokes. and then, my dad has had heart trouble through the years. i am thrilled to say that they are survivors and that is why i am so involved in this. >> last year, viewers stepped up. this year, we hope they can do it again. >> we will need their help. we are trying to make $100,000. 50 of that will come from fuccillo kia. >> thank you very much stacie, our goal is to raise that
fuccillo kia is matching the first $50,000 we raise so every dollar you donate counts as two. that walk is november 12 at raymond james stadium. for more info, head to wfla.com/heartwalk. breaking news right now. a child death investigation. this is happening in palm harbor. according to the pinellas county sheriff's office, the investigation is taking place on castlewood lane. that appears to be a home. we have a crew headed to the scene to gather more information and we will bring you updates as newschannel8 app. 87 degrees in the western part of pasco county here at new port richey. a warm day with the northwest wind. no rainfall to drop the temperature there. 85 degrees here at loews don cesar. looks like a nice beach evening. maybe a few scattered showers. in hillsborough county, a nice view from freedom plaza. 91 degrees. a little rainfall there. not much. but a little bit anyway.
little showers that pop and don't last really long and breeze off to the west. weekend forecast looks pretty good. 92, 91 degrees. saturday, sunday, about a 30% chance of rain both days. but as i mentioned it was a warm day. so much so, that sarasota set a record, tied a record. and we also at tampa international airport tied a record. 95 degrees. because this is the official reporting site. 95- degrees set back in 1948. that's a long time ago. a few scattered showers continue on the map. brng the flow has been in that direction. moving offshore. little spots like this that you see on the radar, that is essentially what we are looking at here. and you can see this activity right around the western part of manatee county. right around. looks like bradenton beach. anna maria pushing off into the gulf. these showers are brief. they help to drop the temperature. still tying for the temperature to go right back up again. peter got a great shot in soar toyota.
facebook page. the next five days, temperatures near 90 degrees. the average temperature will drop to 89 degrees. the average will eventually become 89, 88. we are headed in the right direction if you want to look at cooler air. 84 degrees. the rain will end. partly cloudy skies. sunny start to the day. about a 30% rain chance. the moisture in the atmosphere slowly kind of coming back. we were very dry. now we are moistening things up from top to bottom. 90 temperature at tampa international airport. dew point, 74. a couple of days ago, we had dew points mid and upper 60s . that made a huge difference in the comfort of the air. a drier atmosphere. and the dew points are back in the summer like levels. mid 70s , even upper 70s . plenty of humidity around. as the visible satellite image shows us, this little feature, this is the southern part of florida. miami, fort myers. key west. this area of low pressure has developed over the last 24
last system. but it isn't. quite a bit of wind shear pushing most of the convection to the south. the popup clouds we are seeing here, a few showers. not much to note there in the sky today. we will likely see mostly clear conditions overnight. high pressure still is the feature though. just to our north. and, the forecast model on rpm continues to call for a few clouds to start. saturday morning. a mild one. temperature ins the mid 70s . and then, the flow will go from east to west generating a few showers. maybe still kiof as a way we kind of describe this. as we get into sunday afternoon, an isolated rain shower could develop. a 30% chance of seeing activity. this evening will be warm. humidity comes back too. so think summer. july, august, you will be just fine. rain chances 30% for saturday. also, for sunday. at 30%. monday, tuesday, 40%. and even a little higher potentially by midweek next week with the additional moisture. computer models are very optimistic for a better round
that looks like a summer forecast. and technically, we are still in summer until that autumnal equinox. enjoy it while you can. we will see the changes into october. >> looking forward to it. thank you steve. a sheriff's office in california got a surprise visitor. >> coming up next, we will show you what grizzly crime the intruder committed right in front of the deputy. [ laughter ] >> and remember, you can join jenn holloway, julie phillips, and me on newschannel8 on great 38 every night from 8:00 to 9:00. >> ahead to stop using a model of samsung phones and an urgent warning about flying with them. how serious is the threat after north korea detonates a nuclear weapon? and the heartbreaking photo that one police department hopes will shock you. the important message they are trying to send when we see you
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again, if you don't make things in america. >> now to what's making headlines across america. a federal judge denied a request by a sioux tribe to stop construction of an oil pipeline in north dakota. but federal authorities asked them to pause construction on the land they say is say credit
protesters tied themselves to pieces of equipment and spray painted messages on the opposition of the pipeline. and the governor of louisiana is pleading for federal money to help with the disaster there. john bell edwards called on congress to approve $2 billion in aide. he says 7 trillion-gallon of rain fell on south louisiana. that is three times as much as hurricane katrina. crews were busy cleaning a vulgar message off the new york state capitol building today. the graffiti included in circle a symbol for anarchism. it could reference the 45th anniversary of the attica prison uprising. 1300 prisoners took over the prison. days later a police raid resulted in the deaths of 10 hostages and 30 inmates. a california sheriff's office had an unexpected visitor this week and he got a stern warning from one of the
garbage can. nope! don't do it! nope! nope! better not! better not! [ laughter ] >> well, that county sheriff's office sees bears near their building all the time. this one picked through the trash for some food and then went on his way. he didn't knock it over though. he listened. >> but the director's cut is what makes it so amazing. >> exactly. newschannel8 at 6:00 is up next. >> keith and see stacie are on. >> a roofing scam. >> how much they have to pay victim ins the construction crowd conspiracy. >> and tens of thousands stolen from an elderly man. a woman detectives put behind bars after a yearlong investigation. >> taxpayers already paid a fortune to buy the jordan park housing project. so why are you paying for it twice? a bradenton woman is behind bars for plotting to kill her husband. we will tell you new details about the case and hear what
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the pinellas county sheriff's office confirms that they are investigating if the child was left in a hot car. this is happening now on castlewood lane which was appear to be a home. we have a crew headed to the scene to get more information and we will bring you updates or you can check our newschannel8 app as well. she wanted her ex-husband to drown. or, burn to death. or, be forced into sex slavery. a bradenton woman paid what she thought was a hit man to kill r the hit man was an undercover deputy. john rogers joins us now live from manatee county. the sheriff's office is there. new details on this sordid plot. we are hearing from the woman for the first time as well. >> reporter: yeah, she spoke out in court giving a sob story describing how difficult her life is. how she struggles to get by and she begged the judge for leniency. rachel lahey was going to stop