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. tampa police officers open fire on a suspected car thief who rammed a cruiser. we are learning more about the injured expect the officers. >> and a somber day for nation as we mark the 15th anniversary of the september 11th terror attacks >>good morning, i'm candace mccowan. time now is 7:00 and ed bloodsworth is here with what we can expect weather wise. reporter: sun rise just about to get under way. a beautiful coloring to the sky over new port ritchey this morning. 75 degrees for the current temperature. a few folks out on the roads this morning. current temperature
bradenton. 76 in northport and 72 degrees for inverness and zephyrhills this morning. the humidity, we're feeling it this morning. you can certainly feel an up tick in that moisture. today, we'll have a few showers and thunderstorms early in the afternoon. not many folks getting we had wet for today and temperatures rise quickly to 92 degrees. temperatures cooling down a bit thanks to higher rain chances. we'll talk about that, show you what areas will be getting wet in the week ahead coming up. >> ed, thank you >>police are investigating an officer involved shooting. this happened in the 2400 block of gordon street after a traffic stop. mary mcguire has more on the suspect and what he's suspected of doing. reporter: tampa police tells that the suspect in this case was just released from the hillsborough county jail on
this all happened just around 9:30 last night in the tampa heights neighborhood. that's when officers conducted a traffic stop on a toyota corolla driven by joel alexander cook for a missing head lights. they determined that car was stolen. police say the driver took off in the stolen car and eventually crashed into a tree near a home on floribraska and tampa street and then tried backing up on the police cruiser. that's when two office at the suspect. >> the back of the car is perched over the police car so he was trying to do some damage to the police officers and to the car and that's why they opened fire. reporter: now the two officers that did fire shots in this case have been placed on paid administrative leave. the suspect was transported to a local hospital with non life threatening injuries. we are told that he is not being cooperative with this investigation. reporting in tampa, i'm mary mcguire, news channel 8.
with fema will visit pasco county to help assess the damage from hurricane hermine. the assistance is needed there. the visit comes after the county reported damage estimates at $89 million. officials say hermine is one of the costliest storms in pasco history. the pass could you coe county -- pasco county flood support is today from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. you can drop off food and supplies today. to volunteer, head to wfla.com for a link. this morning, the search for a bank robber who uses a surgeon mask as a disguise. he's hit one bank in pinellas county twice. check out these surveillance video images. deputies say he walked in, showed a gun and
investigators say the same man robbed that bank also on july 24th. a travel advisory in rye section of miami could soon be lifted. that's if there are no new cases of the zika virus in the area. the center for disease control and prevention could lift the restriction on september 19th. . today marks 15 years since the september 11ther remember the thousands of victims who died. . >> doesn't feel like 15 years. terrorists hijacked passenger planes and truck the twin towers, the pentagon and one plane went down in pennsylvania. all around the nation, events are being held in honor of the
place at the pentagon, pennsylvania and the world trade center memorial. hundreds gathered at st. patrick's cathedral yesterday. a moment of silence was held for each firefighter. both attorney general loretta lynch and mayor bill de blasio addressed the victim's loved ones. >> courage and duty are not just words to they are a code of honor that you live by every single day and you make us so proud, and you give us such a sense of gratitude as new yorkers. reporter: the firefighters who died on september 11 ranged in age from 22 to 71. at pepper dine university in california, they held the annual waves of flags insulation.
lost in the terror attacks. across the bay area, events will be held today. in northport, first responders will march from the police department to the flag circle on city center boulevard. there will be a moment of silence and a musical tribute. it begins at 8:30. today, presidential candidates are taking the day off campaigning to mark the anniversary of 9/11. it comes as democrat hillary clinton ramped up her attacks on donald trump and his supporters. >> to just be grossly generallistic, you could put half of trump's supporters into what i call the basket of deplorables. >> causing controversy, clinton made the remarks at a fund raiser. trump fired back saying it will cost her at the polls. gop running mate mike pence also on the attack. >> hillary, they are not a basket of anything. nay are americans -- they are
reporter: since then, clinton has said she regrets the insult. happening across america, the man who shot president ronald reagan is a free man. john hinkley was released from a washington d.c. mental hospital yesterday. earlier this year, a federal judge ruled that the 61 year old is not a danger to himself or the public. he will now live at his mother's home in virginia. 30 students are injured after a deck collapsed at an of the building was near connecticut's trinity college. the collapse began on the third floor then triggered down the second and even made it to the first. a tornado swept through central illinois and while no one was injured, the storm completely destroyed a 100 year old farmhouse. dozens of neighbors helped pick through the debris and the owners say that they are thankful for the help. one mother is grieving
day care. here's leonardo. when his mother dropped him off at west jordan child care center thursday, it was the last time she would see him. according to police, he was under a bean bag chair when an employee accidentally at on him suffocating him. danielle believes this could have been prevented. >> in my mind, my child is in your care, he suffocated under a bean bag. how does he get stuck under a bean bag? something ha lot of questions. police are investigating video tape from inside the day care. as for now, the employee is not facing charges. a new weapon to fight fat. still ahead, we'll show you how busy bay area moms are using the before with and after challenge to lose weight and how you can
. 8 is challenge. you've seen the pictures on social media of people showing off their before and after weight loss pictures. come to find out, a lot of those pictures are people that live here in tampa bay. gayle guyardo went to find out how they lost the pounds. reporter: there is an eight week weight loss challenge happening in tampa bay. these pictures are all folks who live here in tampa bay and they're seeing huge results. >> so many people are jumping on board in
many success stories. >> sometimes you see your before and you're like wow, you know, i have a lot of work i can do. reporter: busy working mom christine took the challenge and got to work first by premeasuring morning shakes before she runs out the door. filled with protein, peanut butter powder, veggies and more, then she simply eats clean. >> you can go out and go to panara and get a salad and get chicken and double the protein and as dressing on the side. reporter: on the team helping people with the eight week challenge is nutrition and exercise expert jim white. he strongly suggests measuring your food if you want to give this a try at home. here's why. >> when you make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, that's about all the peanut butter that you can put on that sandwich but this is now 200 calories before we add the bread. if we were eating this as cereal, that would be
good at eye balling food causing us to eat more than a single serving but with true calorie counting, exercising two to three times a week, and eating clean, christine had great results. >> i believe i lost about 12- pounds and a total of 20 inches off my body. reporter: for more, head to wfla.com. the heart walk is around the corner and news channel 8 is committed to raising $100,000. of course we're going with to need your help. kia is generously matching the first $50,000 that we raise. every dollar that you donate counts as two. the walk is november 12th at raymond james stadium. go to wfla.com forward slash heart walk for more details. a unique art insulation is
discovered the meaning behind the wall. reporter: before i die, i want to own a house on anna maria island. before i die, i want to love relentlessly. before i die i want to. >> do a tour of all if places that we had some background in, so the italian part of the family, the spanish side. reporter: last month, the before i die art project was installed on the tampa river walk and since then, folks of all ages have written their deepest desires on it in chalk. leadership tampa bay, a non partisan, among special interest forum for regional progress brought it here as part of their 2016 class project. >> we thought the river walk, its the number of people you see, the traffic coming by here on a saturday morning, just people use it as their transportation mode, they use it as leisure mode so it's a way to get a lot of participation.
are heart felt but every person who walks by knows that one thing they want to do in their lifetime. . certainly something to get you thinking this morning. we're off to a beautiful start weather wise this morning. how about that view from crystal river. i venture can to say a lot of folks will be taking boats out. 75 degrees for the current temperature, a little east breeze. tampa, 76. imagine on a sunday morning, only a few headlights out there. a few high, thin clouds out there this morning. a little on the humid side. that humidity will stick around but with drier air over head, looks like sunday rain chances stay a tad below average there, around 30%. the heat, again, continues. we had record heat yesterday. it will be a few degrees cooler today but still
temperatures on the way. there's your sky cast for today. 80 degrees at 8:00. we'll get to 87 by noon. a quick warm up with those building clouds but not many showers and thunderstorms. i think those better chances will be south of i-4 later today with your high of 92. 79 now for tampa, 74 brooksville and 73 in bartow this morning. just a few clouds in the interior locations and then just a few thin clouds overhead. we're generally going to mostly sunny this morning. there have been a few sprinkles on the east coast of florida and just like yesterday, those will migrate inland through the day. water vapor imagery telling the story. you see that shade of red on top of us, that's drier air in the upper levels and that's been limiting our rain chances, but with deeper tropical moisture developing with the tropical wave rolling into the bahamas, that looks to change our weather pattern. for today, again,
thunderstorms developing inland. anything that forms will work back toward the coast. monday morning, everyone heading to school and work will have a dry but humid start. then a better coverage of showers and thunderstorms. i think our rain chance is much more robust for the week ahead starting on monday. more clouds will help to keep our temperatures cooler. i think bett by tuesday and wednesday, i think we'll see a decent surge in moisture helping to boost rain fall coverage. buccaneers playing up in atlanta and 88 degrees. let's hope for a win against the falcons. >> 92 degrees today, only a few storms to cool things down today but better rain chances down the road. 40% by monday, 90 degrees for your high. your morning lows will be in the
during the mornings but with clouds and better rain chances afternoon highs will be a tad below average at eight # degrees by wednesday and thursday. i think with more moisture, the threat for tropical downpours increases. if you'll be outside today, make sure you stay hydrated. it's going be another hot day. >> we're still keeping our eye on the tropics. >> absolutely bu no tropical development. a big weekend for college football. paul ryan is up next with a look at the gridiron action for our florida
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. [technical difficulties] rebuilding after hurricane hermine left pasco down canty residents flooded. the important visit happening today that could determine how much financial help they could get. >> and 15 years later, how the nation is taking time today to remember the somber anniversary of the september 11th terror attacks. it is 7:30 and ed
weather. >> it looks like more heat for your sunday. expecting above average temperatures. only a few thunderstorms to cool things down later on today. so we'll be breaking quite a sweat but not a bad morning along the hillsborough river. a nice shot looking over the river. a little bit of an east, northeast breeze at 5 miles per hour this morn apollo beach. the high today is 92. in terms of rain chances, slim for today. expecting clouds by midday and then by the afternoon, a few thunderstorms that form on the east coast in our inland locations will start working towards the west coast. the rain chance is fairly limited today at 30%. we get a big change in the week ahead.
will be getting more after a work out. i'll explain coming up. >> ed, thank you. tampa police are investigating an officer involved shooting. this happened in the 2400 block of gordon street after a traffic stop. mary mcguire has more on the suspect and what he's suspected of doing n tampa police tells that the suspect in this case was just released from the hillsborough county jail on september 1st for grand theft auto charges. night. that's when officers conducted a traffic stop on a toyota corolla driven by this man, 20 year old joel alexander for a missing headlight near florida avenue. they determined that car was stolen. police say the driver took off in the stolen car and eventually crashed into a tree near a home on floribraska and tampa street and then tried backing up on the police cruiser. that's when two officers shot at the suspect.
police car so he was trying to, to do some damage to the police officers and to the car and that's why they opened fire. reporter: now the two officers that did fire shots in this case have been placed on paid administrative leave per tpd policy. the suspect was transported to a local hospital with non life threatening injuries. we are told he is not billion w being cooperative with this investigation -- not being cooperative with this investigation. today marks 15 years since the september 11 terrorist attacks. today, victims who died. terrorists hijacked passenger planes and struck the twin towers, the pentagon and one went down in pennsylvania. today there, will be events nationwide to remember the victims. ceremonies will be held at the pentagon, in pennsylvania and at the world trade center memorial. last night a luminary service honored the victims of flight 93 in pennsylvania. volunteers lit luminaries and placed them at the memorial. each luminary representing one
passenger and crew members. locally, events are taking place across the bay area to remember september 11. in pasco county there is a memorial at sims park in new port ritchey. the third runner up on the show the voice will sing the national anthem and if u.s. coast guard will conduct a flyby. happening today, officials with fema will visit pasco county to help assess the damage from hurricane hermine and the federal assistance is very machinedded ther the visit comes after the county reported damage estimates at a jaw dropping $89 million. new this morning, hillsborough fire rescue is investigating a fire at a recycling business. the fire broke outing on port sutton road. this is a picture from hillsborough fire rescue. the fire burned a pile of recyclable metals. it took crews about an hour to put the
in palm beach county after posing as a doctor is facing more fraud charges this morning. malt chai love-robinson was arrested at a car dealership after attempting to buy a car. employees say the teen brought a 73 year old woman with him as a cosigner while claiming to be the vice president of a company. employees were suspicious when he was using the -- he was using the woman and called the sheriff's office. >> when he came, he said the woman was his mother. when the police him, he switched to story to god mother. reporter: the woman told deputies she did not give him permission to use her as a cosigner. he has been charged with three countses of fraud. he was first arrested in february in florida on numerous charges including practicing medicine without a license. need directions or maybe your kid won't wake up for school, these are things you aren't likely to call 911 for but in lakeland, people are doing it.
starting a new public safety campaign. reporter: just this morning, someone called 911 needing help finding their cellphone. stories of this bad 911 behavior go on and on. >> 911 emergency, where do you need help. reporter: you hear it all the time, people calling 911 for something ridiculous. >> why do you need an officer? >> because the food that they sold me, was, it's incorrect. reporter: anything but emergencies. >> from parents calling, they can't get their kids out of bed to go to school to directions to phone numbers. reporter: it's a problem dispatchers in lakeland are seeing a lot of. >> hello, hello. reporter: that's why the police fire departments came up with a campaign. >> we've done four ps a's.
child a deactivated cellphone is still some of the calls we get because they still can call 911. reporter: one thing is clear. >> does this tie up resources? >> that is what we want to prevent. these non emergency calls, we want to make sure resources are allocated for true emergencies. reporter: so instead of dialing 911 when you need information, call 411 or search the internet. if you need an officer and it's not an emergency, police departments have non emergency numbers. a pet store puppy theft all caught on surveillance video. watch this woman and her child. they walk into the broward county puppy palace, wait for the employee to walk out of the room, then you see them grab the puppy and hurry out. they snatched the puppy just barely eight weeks old. the incident is a nightmare for the store owner, judy. >> i was furious, like how, again, the
and a child, a child. i'm a mom of six kids, what kind of example is that. reporter: judy had gone to pick up cleaning supplies when the theft happened passing the thieves as they walked in. check out these pics of one adorable rescue. after several baby squirrels fell from a tree. here's deputy elliott placing the squirrels back home. hillsborough county facebook page. >> we also have that amazing picture during hurricane hermine rescuing kittens. hillsborough has a knack for rescuing pets. >> let's look at amazing photos. nice shot from tony in lakeland. and the moon getting a little face time this
the park back to taxpayers. >> back in 2002, the grand opening of the rebuilt jordan park was such a big deal, even governor jeb bush showed up to celebrate. >> a brand new day. reporter: did it turn out that way? >> no. reporter: long term residents insist that private developers who took ownership after paying almost nothing up front let jordan park slide into disrepair. >> whoever's in charge has to ke heater failed after mice built a nest in the vent, and the rats that roam her attic terrify her. >> i can hear them at night scratching. reporter: recently, the housing authority agreed to buy back the apartments from the group that has owned jordan park and pocketed rent for 15 years. check out this deal, the housing authority pays the developers 400,000 in cash, spends as much as 7
renovate the run down project, and forgets about the 18 million in debt the developers owe to taxpayers. >> so basically, the developer gets to walk away from $18 million in debt in addition to getting $400,000? >> well, all of these loans were grants basically, forgivable grants. reporter: remember the developers paid almost nothing in the first place, earned millions in tax credits, kept all of the tenant rent and all of the hud rent years. >> you're saying that's a good deal for taxpayers? >> that's a great deal for taxpayers. reporter: doesn't seem that pay to haven't vest terri -- activist terry scott. >> why are we paying over and over again? i am totally perplexed as to why we're strong purchase something that's already owned, not only by the state and federal government, by the taxpayers of the local
authority tills me the repurchase is already a done deal but the legal closing comes at the end of the month. >> mark, thank you. new gardens open this weekend at buc tower gardens in lake wales. it includes the long awaited hammock hollow children's garden. reporter: the sun is up on your sunday. starting off with lots of sunshine. just a few thin clouds looking for lakeland automall. a beautiful start to the day. mostly sunny and 75 this morning. new port ritchey seeing plenty of sunshine. how about the beach, nice start there if you're heading out to get a jog along the beach. it is a little warmer at 80 degrees. let's go and take you through did day.
warm day. eighty here at 8:00. we'll have building clouds but only a few showers and thunderstorms to cool us down. 92 for your afternoon high. 77 that's where we stand in plant city, 79 in tampa, 74 in brooksville this morning. taking a look at max radar, right now, so, so quiet. just a few thin clouds, especially in our inland locations. one batch of clouds right there. east coast and showers and thunderstorms offshore just like yesterday with this easterly flow. anything that forms in the east coast will slowly start to migrate across towards the west coast. again, the over all coverage of rain is going to be limited today. thanks in part to a batch of dry air that's sitting on top of us. but i'm watching this, an area of deep tropical moisture. that's associated with a tropical wave that will slowly start to work towards the
rain chances but for today, it's going to be hit and miss with those thunderstorms especially early on. by the afternoon, we may get a few of these to pop up. showers, not even many thunderstorms to pop up today. we'll start the work week on a dry note in the morning but by the afternoon, a much better coverage of showers and thunderstorms as the moisture continues to increase. there will be a good amount of rain over south excess moisture, our weather pattern will be enhanced with a better coverage of showers and thunderstorms by tuesday and into wednesday. today, rain chances 30% for i-4, tampa bay and points north. the further south you go, a slightly better chance of seeing rain for manatee, sarasota and highlands county. as we mentioned, nfl season under way. bucs taking on the falcons under the georgia dome in atlanta so dry under the dome
a few showers. the beach forecast, 30% rain chance along the coast. that will be very late into the evening. overall, not a bad beach day ahead. temperatures staying warm at 92 and then cooling off with more clouds and better chances of thunderstorms during the afternoon. 88 on wednesday and thursday which is actually a degree below average. coming off of that record day yesterday, we had 95- degrees in tampa yesterday. we're due for a break. >> that rain and a people will take that. >> hurricane hermine took quite the toll on the bay area. damage estimates are in the millions, coming up, a look at a pinellas county charity hit hard by the storm and how it's keeping hope alive as it
helping the homeless in pinellas county is in trouble after hurricane hermine wrecked the shelter. >> hurricane hermine made a serious impact here at the shelter in clearwater. during the storm, more than 60 tents were damaged. that adding on top of the dozens that were effected by tropical storm colin. pi nelis hope is home for many people -- pinellas many people as they transition from homelessness. >> it's a god send and if this place wasn't here, i don't know what would have happened. reporter: hundreds live in tents here which each cost about 70 bucks but only last six months. dozens were destroyed this summer by a 1-2 punch of tropical storm colin in june and hurricane hermine in august. >> what can debits withstand in wind conditions or rain and flooding?
you've got to secure this facility for the program had to shell out thousands of dollars to replace the tents in the wake of those storms. now they are eyeing a more permanent solution. >> hope cottages is the solution. you never have to worry about a tropical storm, a hurricane ever again. reporter: shipping containers can be converted into stable apartments dubbed hope cottages allowing residents to have a bed, air conditioning and light, all the tools needed for people to get back on their feet. >> this place has so mu just apply yourself to it. reporter: they aren't cheap, about $30,000 a piece but they are virtually indestructible so the investment is worth it. thankfully, none of the residents were hurt during the hurricane. . one popular camera angle taken to new heights literally.
involving different animals, -- nevada, involving different animals, cameras and ostriches. participants raced around in buggies pulled by the large birds. take a look at this selfie. construction workers adding the spire to a building in los angeles posed for the selfie 1100 feet in the air. wilshire grand and will be the tallest building in la. you know, people who climb up that high all the time, its no big deal for them. >> you see the videos of the construction workers who climb the telephone towers, what a job. that's a little much. >> that's risky. >> nice view though. >> are you here with way look at the forecast. >> yeah, how about this, nice start at 80 degrees but it's going to be another hot day, 92 later today.
us down but we'll have better rain chances as we roll into next week. in fact, rain chances jump up to 50 and 60% by tuesday and wednesday. highs will be into the 80s for next week so a bit of a cool down but out there today, you're going to be breaking quite a sweat whatever you are doing later this afternoon. >> absolutely, all right, ed, thank you. >> thank you for joining us this morning. our next newscast is at 9:00 in
nology helps prevent your urge to smoke all day. it's the best thing that ever happened to me. every great why needs a great how. >> the generals have been reduced to rubble. >> the basket of deplorable. >> what is aleppo? >> the future of wireless audio. >> we're getting back to the normal one. good morning and welcome to a special edition of "sunday today" on this 15th anniversary of the attacks of september 11th. i'm willie geist. this morning we'll take stock of the country a decade and a half after its darkest day. nicole wallace joins us in a minute. she was in the white house when the attacks took place.