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thanks for joining us tonight. we begin out of sarasota. a restaurant owner put a political message on his marquee getting some attention. it shows support for trump. john rogers shows what everyone is talking about tonight. >> reporter: we have seen people parking here and taking pictures with this sign behind me. others have made it clear they are not coming back. bill davis, the ne barnacle bill's is not shy about sharing his opinion. and this week, he was fed up. >> you can put half of trump supporters into what i call the basket of deplorables. >> reporter: after hearing hillary clinton say this, he put up this sign. >> it was a big gamble. >> reporter: it reads, nra member, concealed carry okay. not a deplorable. vote trump. >> i usually sit on my hands with it being a public business, but i got to the point where i couldn't do it.
>> reporter: in less than 48 hours he heard from thousands of people both here and around the country. >> i think it is insulting. i think that it show it is mentality that we are dealing with here. >> everybody has a right to say what they want. but, you take offense, you can take offense. but it is what america is built on. >> i'm anti-gun, anti-trump as are many in the area. the sign must come down. >> reporter: others have blasted him on facebook. davis has even received death thre >> no. >> why? >> i am an nra member. i'll protect myself. >> reporter: but it is has attracted new customers too. >> i thought let's go to lunch tomorrow. to support this guy. >> i love it. i'm proud of him. >> reporter: davis is not trying to alienate anyone. >> i welcome anybody. and they don't have to think the way i do. i respect everybody's opinion. >> reporter: davis has heard
political figures and news networks but he is still being very cautious. in fact, he tells me he has ordered additional letters because he is worried someone is going to mess with the sign. reporting in sarasota, john rogers, newschannel8. well, a speedboat carrying a group of migrants overturned on fisher island near port miami earlier today. the vessel was reportedly carrying ten migrants. the coast guard took nine people into custody. six men, three women fr the eastbound lanes of i-4 near the international premium outlets are back open. this is after being closed due to a gas leak. according to the florida department of transportation, construction crews working on the i-4 ultimate project hit a four-inch gas line. workers were immediately moved back for safety reasons. no injuries were reported. and there was no fire. a great moment today for two homeless families, they
the technicians at service king collision repair restored a 2014 kia opt optima and honda accent. they were provided by greater promise of brandon and now they are on cloud 9. >> i am appreciative to receive the car. i'm grateful for everyone who put in the free labor to make this car come into effect for us to receive it. >> to get fi is a task. [ laughter ] so, it is a blessing. >> service king collision repair centers are celebrating their 40th anniversary with 15 recycle ride give aways happening across the united states. well, one organization is trying to forecast what florida is going to look like half a decade from right now. so, we sent our capital bureau reporter matt galka to find out what could be in store for the sunshine state in the year 2070. >> reporter: florida is home to
but the year 2070, we are expected to have around 34 million residents. it could be a problem. >> what we wanted to do was draw attention. >> reporter: vivian young works with 1,000 friends of florida. they released a forecast called florida 2070 would show a state adding 15 million people in the next 50 or so years. with more people comes more development that could hurt the environment. >> if we continue existing development patterns more than a third of the state would be developed with roads an buildings in 2070. >> so what part of the state can expect the most change? that would be the area between tampa and daytona. the forecast predicts nearly half of that land will see new development. >> we have been out here, on site for about a year-and-a- half to two years. >> reporter: developer and realtor josh casper say as growing population is always good for business. >> i think that the law of supply and demand dictates that it will create more opportunities for us as developers and all the sub
associated with building. >> reporter: but the state need to be careful and not get overrun. >> smart development would be taking into account developments that need revitalization and infrastructure improvements and aesthetic improvements that are getting older and the mart could use an update. >> reporter: one of the suggestions from the report, building up and more compactly. and focusing on conservation lands. reporting in tallahassee, i'm matt galka. >> a thousand friends of florida worked with the university state's department of agriculture on that particular study. all right, a hair raising question tonight for donald trump. >> can i mess your hair up? [ laughter ] >> well, coming up, we will have his answer and jimmy fallon's response. stay with us. >> also next, the newschannel8 game of the week comes to the swamp. i'll explain the significance
>> thunderstorms becoming a bit more active. folks will want to know about that. in some areas if they are headed out for the friday night football games we will have the forecast for the weekend as well. coming up. >> we'll have that and more coming up. you're watching newschannel8, the station that is always on
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two parents who lost their son in war. how would you answer that father? what sacrifice have you made for your country? i think i've made a lot of sacrifices, built great structures. i've had tremendous success, i think...
>> i think it is safe to say most of us watch our data usage on our cell phones in order to avoid chess charges on the bill. >> most everybody does. but that can become difficult if your smartphone is secretly wasting the data without you even knowing it. tonight, we take a look at the problems and mark has some 8 on your side ideas on how to stop it
updates were composed in simple text. now, posting pics, snaps, live feeds can devour data plans. one way to conserve is to up load over a wi-fi connection. browsing social media apps can also be a drain with the ads playing automatically. >> video is the data hog. anything like snap chat, facebook, twitter, all of those have video content that often gets automat off by changing social media app settings from auto play to wi-fi only or disabling them altogether. other apps can tick away too. >> you mr. be surprised how many apps by default are using background refresh. >> reporter: limit app updates and background refreshes for wi- fi only. you may be sending lots of your data to the cloud. >> those actually can be big.
live in the cloud. and the more that you keep information up there. >> reporter: simply turn off cloud services over the cellular network. many providers offer wi-fi assist. >> i did just fine for years just being on wi-fi when there is wi-fi and using cellular when there isn't. >> reporter: simple ways to reduce the drain. mark barker, nbc news. >> utilizing can cut down on your phone's battery life. slow down your connection speeds after a certain amount of usage. that explains a lot. so it is a good idea to make sure each gigabyte is worthwhile. like him or hate him, you know donald trump's do is pretty distinctive but check out what happened on the tonight show when jimmy fallon asked if he could mess it up. >> wow.
nominee was a good sport about the makeover. he had a campaign stop in new hampshire after the taping and he joked he hoped the people of new hampshire would be understanding about that new look. well, the songs were unforgettable during the 1990s . tonight, hootie and the blowfish will reunite in saint pete. all in the name of beer. >> ? i only want to be with you. ? song is stuck in your head the rest of the night. they will be there for a show celebrating the launch of the band's craft beer. it is called hootie's home grown ale. it will be available at publix. tonight's show is private by the way. prince william to the rescue. he stepped in to help during a scary moment at an visual visit today. you see what happens. the duke and duchess just arrived and they were greeting everybody when a british dignitary took a tumble.
several other people rushed up to help the man. we are told it is the vice lord lieutenant of essex. and he was not hurt. well, looking to kick back and catch a movie on the big screen this weekend, you are in luck. there are quite a few new releases to choose from. here is rafael with a look at the weekend box office. >> so, you have no idea which of us is the father? >> reporter: human train wreck jumps the tracks in bridget jones baby. she finally seizes control of her life after colin firth but meets a handsome american to brings her back to the edge as she winds up with a bun in the oven but is not sure which man is the chef. it is rated r. joseph gordon levett can't handle the truth in snowden. it is based on edward snowden. the man who exposed wiretapping and became one of the most wanted fugitives in the world. snowden is rated r.
>> reporter: if the camera is wobbling there is probably a goblin in blair witch. this comes 17 years after the original. a group of college kids trek into the haunted forest looking for the sister who disappeared in the first film. what they find is ... [ screaming ] >> henry joseph church could have been anything. >> reporter: eddie murphy is a chef in church. he meets a little girl and her sick mom. he is d and ends up becoming a father figure. mr. church is rated pg13. that's the box office preview. well, it is friday night and our game of the week takes us to the land o' lakes fighting gators. they are taking on their rival the sun lake seahawks. newschannel8's anthony allred is there. double a, the teams are playing for something called the butter bowl trophy.
in a minute. but first rod, i have to give you fun facts. you know, the last time the gators beat the seahawks, saturn had started making cars. president barack obama came into office and then my all- time favorite, beyonce's single, you know the one with oh, oh, oh, oh, oh. that song was at the top of the charts. now, speaking of that butter bowl trophy, here it is right here. i have the lovely ladies of su and look at this trophy. it has both teams on the bottom. and the middle, it has land o' lakes butter i was told is not made anywhere in florida. at the top, they are being health smart safe with some canola oil at the top. so, the winner of this game tonight will take home this trophy. it has only been given out for the last three years. and sun lake is the only team that has had it. but, you know that the gators, they are going to be chomping
tonight and take this trophy back for the first time. rod? >> while i appreciate everything you said, please don't do the single lady's dance on live tv ever again. i'm begging you sir. [ laughter ] guess he was considering it. all right, 84 degrees here at kickoff. 81 at halftime for the friday night blitz going on around the bay air california the final play, 80 degrees. u showers. the dark skies in new port richey. 86 degrees. southwest wind at 7 miles an hour. 67% relative humidity. a lot of sun out at saint pete beach. loews don cesar, 84 degrees. wind 16 miles an hour off the water. here at freedom plaza in hillsborough county, sun city center, 87 degrees. dark skies on the horizon. a few more showers are starting to develop. especially in southern spots.
coast sea breeze and overall easterly flow. so i think we are seeing some convergence. a lot of atmospheric moisture, so showers and thunderstorms developing can produce some pretty good downpours especially into the early evening. later evening we will see improvement i think. a few scattered shower ins the eastern around northern sections of polk county. but, the activity here across pinellas county has weakened at the moment. showers interior portions of manatee, hardy, de soto, highlands ok port at the moment. that's the run down on the rain. temps stay warm throughout this period, near 90 degrees. the average high 89 degrees for the evening. 83 degrees partly cloudy skies. maybe an isolated shower. maybe an isolated storm. 80 degrees at midnight. certainly that high humidity that we have seen all week long will be in place throughout the weekend. and some slightly drier air will build in and i think sunday looks like a slightly drier day in the way of fewer showers. 90 degrees at 4:00 p.m.
the dew point 75 degrees within you see dew points mid and upper 70s you know you are there in terms of oppressive weather. 74% relative humidity in saint pete. we have our tropical system off the east coast. julia holding onto the status. a few thunderstorm to the west, some down to the south. mostly the state of florida is seeing scattered shower activity. mostly further to the south. it appears to be the heaviest at the moment. in the tropics meanwhile, we have tropical storm and, of course, tropical storm karl that will continue to move off here to the west. that is why we will keep an eye on that track over the next several days. julia not doing too much. not really affecting the weather too much either. forecast to stay off of the east coast. all the way into the early part of next week. just spinning away. it is sheared quite a bit of dry air associated with that. karl is not in the best environment for the near term. i mentioned that drier air, some wind shear as well. you can see the forecast track turning to the northwest.
system. now, the wrap model for the short term has done a good job of picking up on the showers and thunderstorms we are seeing develop right now. there we go, kind of falling apart here, so we will leave the chance of showers especially for the early evening hours potentially in some spots up into midnight. most of that should dry out as we head into the early part of saturday morning. so, the early part as i mentioned showers, mostly in the afternoon. early part of the day is relatively quiet with sunshine mixed with clouds. 40% rain chance for saturdays as we i mentioned the slightly drier air moving in aloft. keeping it a bit quieter at 20% for monday, tuesday, wednesday. 30 and 40% chance and that first day of fall. shows up on thursday. you can see. not as significant of course. in the state of florida. because we are still holding onto summer like weather and looks like we will through most of the month of september guys. [ laughter ] >> all right steve. we thought you might do the single lady's dance. >> no. no. no. >> that's what i'm talking about. no, sir. thank you man.
they will come. >> but what if it costs too much to build? we will explain how vegas is now planning to split the cost of a new stadium in order to lure an nfl team. >> and remember, you can join myself, and julie phillips and mr. rod carter tonight on newschannel8 at 8:00 on great 38 with your weeknights from 8:00 to 9:00. we are one nation under god. that
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>> now to what's making headlines across america. video of a man who went off an off duty police officer with a meat cleaver. he was trying to remove a boot placed on his vehicle. while police say he later attacked an off duty police officer with a meat cleaver, cutting his face. three uniformed nypd offi shot him. he is listed in critical condition tonight. the officer attacked with the cleaver left the hospital late this afternoon. former house speaker john boehner has a new job tonight. the former gop congressman from ohio joined the board of tobacco giant reynolds american. boehner is widely known for his cigarette habit and generally smokes camel ultra lights which are made by reynolds. well, las vegas is hoping to lure the oakland raiders
they recommend nevada puts millions of dollars in public money to the almost $2 billion nfl stadium. casino mogul sheldon adkleston is footing some of the bill. it is up to nevada state leaders to approve the rest. newschannel8 at 6:00 is up next. >> stacie and keith are here with what we are working on. >> actually, we are working on a number of breaking stories right now. >> yes, one of them in tampa where a large hole is causing big of roadway. which intersection is shut down and how it is affecting a popular hot spot. >> plus, a search underway for a man who blewup his own house. >> a sink hole here in mulberry swallowed 215 million gallons of radioactive water. it went right into the aquifer. what is being done to protect the public? >> what is the good of mandatory sports insurance if it doesn't pay you back? you paid for it.
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6:00. >> a sink hole causes water contamination worries in polk county. 8 on your side wants to know why the public was the last to know about it. new details at a death at lakeland wal-mart. we are hearing from the employees charged in the case. >> good evening, i'm keith cate. >> i'm stacie schaible. thank you for joining us. 8 on your side revealed a giant sink hole that sucked hundreds of millions of gallons of radioactive water in our aquifer and now we know the government kept a lid on it. the sink hole in mulberry swallowed the contaminated water back in late august. all of this kept under wraps by
investigative reporter steve andrews exposed it last night. he joins us now live above that sink hole from eagle 8 hd. hi steve. >> reporter: hey stacie, a couple of points i want to make off the top is mosaic said there is no evidence that the sink hole is growing or endangers other water come apartments of the gypsum stack. but, let's take a look. let's zoom in just a little bit here. this crevice just to the bottom right of your screen, wasn't so, it looks like part of the wall is either collapsing or possibly this thing is expanding a little bit. second point, recovering that 215 million gallons of contaminated water from the aquifer is a process that will take years. the sink hole beneath the gypsum stack opened august 27.