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right now on news channel 8. i'm jen leigh. >> i'm josh benson. deputies and neighbors are on high alert after a teen-age girl was attacked and robbed near a bus stop. deputies are patrolling the neighborhood while the kids are out to make sure they are safe. here is more at that spot of that attack. john, what have neighbors done in response to all this? >> reporter: well, a lot of adults here tell me they are keeping an eye out in the
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going to the bus stop. they feel more can be done to keep this place safe. just before dawn, deputies were keeping a close watch on this neighborhood. they want to prevent an attacker from striking other school children. >> i was afraid i was going to die. >> reporter: on tuesday this 16- year-old was walking toward a bus stop when a man pulled her to the ground and tried to assault her. when a car passed by, he panicked, took her cell phone and >> it is strange it happened around here. >> he is willing to walk with them in the mornings to keep them safe. he is unhappy this neighborhood has no streetlights and he is worried attacks like this could happen again. >> when it is dark out, you don't know what is going on. in places like that, they are just waiting. i would like to see a light on the corner for at night. >> reporter: deputies plan to
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rest of the week. he might still be out there. he might be lurking around. if he is we'll get him. deputies say kids should never walk alone to go to the bus stop. they should have an adult or a friend with them as they are walking over there. >> as a remind der, the suspect is described as 5'7", 25 years old, very skinny. if you have the case, call crimestoppers. they have notified parents about the situation and i'm told that some school security officials are coming here and to other bus stops to look at the lighting situation to see if any changes have to be made. >> all right. john rogers live. thanks. they claim dozens of the
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feasting on partially untreated sewage water. some found on saint pete beach. >> reporter: dead birds have been turning up on the beach. >> i found the first dead, a chick. it was on august 12th. since then they have been dying, sometimes two a day, one a day. it has been on going. >> dying off since partially untreated sewage water was dumped in the bay. she id tropical storm colin and has gotten worse after hermine. then you combine that with all the added, you know, from everybody after hermine, it hasn't helped the situation repair itself. >> so far 47 birds mainly skimmers found dead along the shores. >> she said eventually the county's sewer issues will have a bigger impact on the wild life. >> somebody posted a picture of a dead pelican.
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what is going to happen here. when are the fish going to start rolling up? when will we find dead dolphin? >> they know a solution is desperately needed. they talked about having a task force. >> we had all our systems exposed because of the storms. we'll see where our strengths are and how can we work better in the future impacts are lessened. commissioners justice says this task force will consist of utility personnel from didn't municipalities and they will meet and try to come up with solutions. tropical storm julia is now moving across the southeast bringing with it strong winds and driving rain. here is meteorologist steve jerve. what is the latest? >> this will stay around for awhile, but in the carolinas, not locally.
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climate to increase the moisture and slightly a bit our rain chances but most of it spinning up around the carolinas where julia is a fected. there is julia on the imagery and ian well out into the atlantic. we'll monitor tropical 12. this is the forecast track. you can see the final position there on monday. basically the system is not going the latest track. the computer models hint that as well. there will be heavy rain, higher seas and especially from the border between georgia and south carolina north ward. just pounding the coast area consistent in that area. >> tropical depression number 12, 35-mile-an-hour winds. tough environment but long-term we'll have to see. it is something because of its current position and basically
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closely obviously. >> thanks. you can track the weather by using our app. that is a free download. find it in your app store. george zimmerman is back in the news again. he made national headlines when he was acquitted for killing trayvon martin. he returned from a courtroom today. this time he testified a man tried to shoot him in a fit of road rage. his attorney claims it was the other way around, zimmerman pointed twice. they pushed for passage of a bill to fund the fight against zika. joined by other lawmakers 5958 which designates $1.1 billion from the emergency response to zika. senator bill nelson said funding bills were shot down, because of the funding writers unrelated to zika. congress needs to rise above politics. we need a clean solution
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this should not be a political problem. this should be a healthcare problem and a life problem and not a political problem on capitol hill. clawson said florida is the front line of the zika battle in the u.s. and if the virus isn't stopped, it will spread. they are the worst in florida when it comes to issuing citations to and later. we sent michael lorenzen to find out more about this issue. >> reporter: police in florida arrested nearly 12,000 juveniles for minor offenses even though all were eligible for a civil citation. a new study by the children's campaign shows using criminal sanctions results in more repeat offenders. for post arrest diverse it
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>> the use of civil citations was up 5% last year, but two counties saw a significant drop. they have an average rate of 28%. it is a drop from the previous year. >> the way the system works now, the police may have jurisdiction on this side of the street and use civil sigh citations. >> you can't have a where things are didn't from county to county and law enforcement agency to law enforcement agency. the study estimates there are 20 million and three times that much spent on prosecuting kids. the conservative james mad tyson institute says that doesn't include long-term costs. >> they pay more taxes. they are more likely to get student loans to be able to go to higher education institutions.
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incarcerated down the road. >> use of noncriminal citations are optionnal for police officers. they say it is the single most important thing that could lead to fewer sanctions and more help for kids. medical cannabis clinic is open for business. >> she explains which patients can be treated at the debate of children using cannabis. we'll have that and more coming up. news channel 8, the station
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tonight we continue to follow the debate over medical marijuana. galesburg, michigan takes a closer look at the medical gan bis controversy in florida. >> tampa's first family medical cannabis clinic is open for business. when i first told yeah about this monday right here on news channel 8 i got a lot of feedback from viewers who want to know more about who is eligible for this treatment protocol. >> there are three official diagnosis or people are allowed to receive low thc medical cannabis. chronic seizures, chronic muscle spasms and cancer. >> she has a non-euphoric strain of medical marijuana that means you can not get high with this drug treatment. it was a last resort for her family and the only thing that brought these violent seizures that you're watching right now under control. after traditional treatments almost killed the child.
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asked me how to get in touch with dr. burger who have similar health issues. there is tony quinn commenting on my facebook page, just glad to see this treatment is now available in tampa bay. long overdue, no child should suffer like this. i heard from kelly, she says i have known families whose children suffered terribly from seizures. their poor little bodies convulsioning and making it scary for the child and parts. i ha options for these families. >> you can see a post here from a fish hawk ranch mom of an epileptic son. she believes medicine should not be limited to your zip code. this is a hot topic right now because when voters head to the polls in november, they will vote on amendment 2, the florida medical marijuana legalization in in yative.
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individuals with specific debilitating diseases determined by a licensed state physician. a no vote opposes and would keep the state's current limited medical marijuana programs in place. i want to hear from you. find me on facebook and twitter. of course you can watch my full report on wfla.com. gayle guyardo, news channel 8. do you know household dust? harmful chemicals. researchers tested dust samples from homes across the country and they found toxic chemicals in cleaning products. experts say these chemicals which can be inhaled or absorbs through the skin are linked to cancer and reproductive problems. we are committed to raising
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every dollar you donate counts as two. that walk is november 12th at the stadium. go to wfla.com/heart walk for details. we tapped into the camera at the beach in south carolina. this is just south of myrtle beach. you can see a pretty good onshore flow. this is an actual oer needless to say for tropical storm julia. also we want to welcome our newest camera to storm team 8. 83degrees there at the moment with a wind. in land 'o lakes, 82 degrees. temperatures have cooled down in some of these areas this afternoon as a result of scattered showers that passed
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that much. they don't add up to a lot. scattered and heavier on the east coast at the moment. the overall flow is southwesterly. when we're in the southwesterly flow, everything pushes to the east so a little bit of a collision on the sea breeze coast. thunderstorms around dade city. they have dried up and regenerated south of the zephyr hills at the moment. breakthrough showers. we still can see more develop here before sunset. she is taking a picture out the window of the aircraft. beautiful. storm team 8 wfla if you want to share it on facebook. 79 degrees. can't rule out the slight possibility of a shower. feeling muggy and partly cloudy conditions. 78 at midnight.
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humid. 74 dewpoint in st. pete. of course it is about julia for the southeast and the carolinas. with that counterclockwise rotation brings the showers onshore as well as keeps a steady flow. coastal flooding and rain adding up over a long period of time for the knicks up there. we're well south of it. it is not a huge storm but it does clearly have a local influence in the carolinas and trails moisture back here which will keep the possibility of showers generating. we raised the temperatures to near 90 degrees so that is enough instability to develop more showers. for the evening around 8:00, pushes everything off to the east. quieter here back to the west. we'll keep that slight chance of showers overnight. most occurring during the daytime hours. for the rest of this evening on the computer model,
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thursday morning. can't rule out seeing a morning shower. for thursday afternoon, scattered storms pushing east of the i-75 like we're on the radar today. friday morning, partly cloudy skies, a muggy part of the day. we want it to cool down, but the humidity remains. thursday, 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms. falling off or friday and saturday meaning plenty of hi 80s to near 90 degrees. normal high 89. overnight low temperatures too. high humidity and high dewpoint. upper 70s possibly into the weekend to start. just think summertime. don't think fall despite the pumpkin spice things coming out. >> message received. thank you steve. ta day at the dentist turned devastating.
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now to what is making headlines across america. a man wanted for shooting a police officer in north carolina has been captured in rhode island. the 23-year-old surrendered peacefully wheod state police raids a home he was hiding out in. he shot 38-year-old officer of shelby police department on saturday. the officer died two days later. movie chain cinemark dropped the request that they pay them thousands in legal fees. they said it would not try to retrieve the nearly $700,000 it was owed after the unsuccessful state civil lawsuit.
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not enough security at that theater. former army intelligence chelsea manning will get the gender reassignment she has been asking for. the army will give the surgery. she was born male but after being convicted of espionage she identifies with a woman. >> >> a woman in washington claims she went to the dentist and came out with hepatitis c. her dental clinic ca there may have been a risk of cross con tal nation with the equipped and she got tested and she is positive for hepatitis c, a blood borne disease attacks the liver. >> i don't feel safe right now. >> the woman has hired an attorneyn't they want to know how did this happen and are there other victims out there?
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others who contracted hepatitis c. you might have seen this ohio couple passed out from a heroin overdose with a child in the back seat. that boy is going to a new home in myrtle beach. his grandmother who had custody for six weeks is in jail awaiting trial for child endangerment and public intoxication. we are learning much more about a deadly shooting. >> what we shooter may have been protecting himself. >> plus, a pew tread problem that is much bigger than hernando county. we uncovered more illegal dumping sites and we'll show you where when we come back. the fight between uber and lyft and taxicab companies plays out in front of a meeting with companies leaving. we'll tell you what happened coming up.
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forecast and sports with paul ryan coming up on news channel 8, the station that is always
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right now on news channel 8 at 6:00. >> crashing a school bus 20 terrified students on board. scary. we all went flying. >> now the driver is out of a job. what we uncovered about historic ry. plus a ride sharing showdown. the proposed rule that has uber and lyft drivers livid. >> who will be held accountable for a problem? >> more illegal dumping sites. >> good evening. i'm keith cate. >> i'm stacie schaible. thank you for joining us. new tonight, a polk county school bus driver writed in a
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he stepped down one day before 8 on your side revealed a history of crashes with him behind the wheel. he pulled out in front of a pickup truck while driving a school because of kids on board. marissa joins us live in lakeland. that is where the crash happened right there behind you, correct? >> reporter: that is right. take a look right over here. he got a ticket for it. we looked into his record. behind the wheel of a school bus. parents want to know why he was on the job so long. >> 20 students were on the bus during those terrifying moments including randy noble. >> can you describe what it was like inside the bus? >> carey. we went flying. >> reporter: three kids went to the hospital right away with minor injuries. noble's parents took him later in the evening.

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