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> a frightening scene at tampa international airport. an american airlines flight forced to make an emergency landing and passengers say it was due to a malfunction with the landing gear. >> now this is video after the plane landed as passengers were let off the plane on to the tarmac. it was a dramatic landing that had people praying as flight attendants warned passengers to brace for impact. our jerry penacoli, our host from news channel 8 daytime was onboard the plane. and jerry talked to ryan hughes right after he exited the plane. that was a harrowing ordeal for him. >> reporter: a very scary morning for many people onboard this flight, including jerry penacoli. they gathered here not too long ago and told us their stories.
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immediate aftermath on her cellphone. watch here. f0 the plane was close to touchdown when jerry explained the pilot quickly pulled up. the plane cruised around the bay area for quite a while and then the flight crew preparedded again to land. there was a potential problem with the landing gear and everyone onboard had to prepare for the worse. >> we were given the full brake crash brace mode with flight attendants screaming at us at how to do it. it was petrifying. >> reporter: here's video of the plane on the tarmac surrounded by maintenance and emergency vehicles. jerry and other passengers told me the right tire blew upon
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cheers and had praise for the flight crew, specifically the pilot who landed the plane safely. everyone of course told me once they were here in baggage claim, they were simply happy this morning to be back on solid ground. back to you guys. >> gosh, well, if people could be overheard saying their good- byes, their final good-byes, it's telling about how scary that situation was. >> terrifying to hear from the flight crew, brace yourself. you don't know what's going to happen. ground safely. >> and the stories we're hearing from other passengers are just as emotional and scary. >> an experience they say they don't want to endure again, of course. news channel 8's meredyth censullo continues our team coverage live from tampa international airport this morning. there was a problem with the first flight these passengers were on as well. >> reporter: yeah, this was the second plane they were scheduled to be on. the first flight was canceled
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the crew approached tampa and started telling everyone to brace themselves. as we have been talking about, going through the emergency drill, and everyone as you can imagine, was very nervous. >> pretty scary. i mean, you know, breathing hard, blood pressure up. it was nerve racking because you didn't know what might happen, if the wheels were going to be open or if we were going to >> reporter: but the good news is that everybody is fine. none of the passengers or crew members onboard were injured during this but obviously, a very bumpy flight. gene and gayle. >> i'm sure they're just happy to be back on the ground safely. i know they came in later than anticipated but they are safe. thank you. > we want to get to this statement from american airlines. in a statement that reads, aa flight 574, an a 320 aircraft from phoenix to tampa experienced an indicator light
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. aircraft landed normally and passengers were deplaned via air stairs and driven by bus to the terminal. no one was injured. there were 146 passengers onboard. the aircraft is currently being evaluated by our maintenance statement. end quote. that statement from american airlines. a rough morning for many, many passengers headed here to tampa international airport from phoenix. > the suspect wanted in connection to the new york and new jersey bombings is in jail. with releasing the photo of 28-year- old ahmad khan rahami police managed to capture him. ahmad khan rahami got into a gun battle with police in new jersey before being shot and taken into custody. at least one officer was shot in his bullet-proof vest during the gunfire. police say a tip led to his location. >> i said, did you saw that guy around in the back? he said, yeah. i said, look at this photo. i showed him the photo. i said, he looks exactly like
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like he's the same guy. he said, are you sure? i said, yes. then let's call the cops. >> officials believe he is the man seen on surveillance video at two locations in the chelsea neighborhood of manhattan where explosive devices were recovered and they also believe ahmad khan rahami is connected to the explosions at a 5k race on the jersey shore and for planting a backpack filled with pipe bombs along a transit route in elizabeth. time now 6:05. happening today, mosaic plans to update polk county commissioners about the huge sinkhole that swallowed millions of gallons of con --huge sinkhole that swallowed millions of gallons of contaminated water and into the aquifer. according to the company, they'll identify have at least 40 wells of nearby residents
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that --resident told us that he is sceptical of the testing. >> the way i feel about it, they should have let us pick the firms that we wanted to test our water and they should have foot the bill on it because they did the damage. >> mosaic claims the radioactive water didn't travel beyond its property. our steve andrews will be at the meeting this morning with polk county commissioners and you can attend there as well. if you want to be there, here's what you need to know. it's happening at the polk county commission chambers in bartow at 330 west church street at 9:00 a.m. now also if you live near the plant and want them to test your water, here's the number you need to call, 813-500-6575. again, 813-500-6575. and we have this number posted on our website, wfla.com. high-ranking state lawmakers are calling a special meeting today in st. petersburg
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water problem. the city dumped millions of gallons of waste water into tampa bay during and after hurricane hermine. emails from the city waste water plant operator and a consultant report appear to show the city was warned about the problem beforehand but ignored it. instead of of pass ago long the report and the concerns, a city manager asked the person sending the emails to stop copying everyone on the subject. the state called for today's special meeting. and tampa bay is taking center stage in the next zika virus event happening today. pinellas county mosquito control staff and area experts will discuss best practices for combating the mosquito-borne illness. the open house will begin at
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discussion and q and a session. happening today, a 19-year- old will be back in court on murder charges. police believe he pulled the trigger the day a tampa grandma was killed by a stray bullet. saturday, he made his first appearance in front of a july. he is charged in second degree murder in the death back in june. she was in the backseat of a car with her 9-year-old nephew and 16-year-old niece when she was shot. time for weather and traffic on the 8s. >> well, good mo humid start to the day. wind flow off the gulf of mexico, danielle nottingham only does that bring in extra gulf moisture, it pushes showers from the gulf onshore. and-- mexico, not only does that bring in extra gulf moist, it pushes showers from the gulf. we have this one that just popped up. notice the showers in the gulf of mexico still have the chance to come onshore which is why i put in the 20 chance this
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and afternoon high of 90. the headline, showers near the coast this morning and pushing east of 75 later today. staying hot, 90 degrees each afternoon and humidity high as well. and tropical storm karl and tropical depression 13, good news with both of those, they should stay in the atlantic. and we will check with traffic on the 8s. hopefully good news? it's been a really nice morning so far. we've had a few issues but nothing that has been able to slow you down: let' look at travel the times. out the door using the sunshine skyway bridge, a great drive between pinellas and manatee county. not seeing delays moving across the water. about 10 minutes between the toll plazas. and seven minutes on the howard frankland bridge. and seven minutes on the courtney campbell causeway as well. and we have a great drive through lakeland on i-4 and i- 75 through wesley chapel, up to speed. and 275 at bearss avenue, we had a little bit of activity on the exit ramp and that has cleared. that's a look at weather and traffic on the 8s.
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today president barack obama will deliver remarks to the united nations general single digits apolicemen i right now, there's an estimated 65.3 million migrants and refugees in the world, the most since world war ii. president barack obama is hoping to get world leaders to help bare the cost of assisting and resettling the migrants. after the remark, the president will attend a luncheon hosted by the u.n. general assembly coming up and we need your help to reach our goal of $100,000. ccillo kia has once again agreed to match the first $50,000 we raise. the heart walk is november 12th at raymond james stadium. come to wfla.com/heartwalk to join the team or donate. and we hope to see you out there as well. always a good time. coming up, outrage from yet another shooting death of an unarmed man at the hands of police officers. >> but the it's not that simple when you watch the video.
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that led up to the shooting death of a tulsa man and why police say they shot him. and staying on top of breaking news of an emergency landing at tampa international airport this morning. we have multiple crews right now at the airport trying to talk to passengers and crews from that flight. >> and we will be update you on the story all morning long. keep it right here on news channel 8 today. time right now 6:10 on this
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we want to update you on breaking news. an american airlines flight made an emergency landing at tampa international airport shortly after midnight this morning. passengers on flight 574 tell us the plane had problems with the landing gear. our jerry penacoli, the host of daytime right here on news channel 8 was onboard that jerry tells us that the plane's left side landing gear would not activate and flight attendants had passengers brace for a crash landing. fortunately, at the 11th hour, the malfunctioning landing gear engaged and the plane landed safely. no one was hurt. passengers however had to deplane from portable staircases on the tarmac. hear from passengers onboard the flight coming up in about 15 minutes. the u.s. department of justice is looking into the
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filed. this happened in tulsa, oklahoma. the police department there just released video from the encounter. we're going to show you but we warn you, you may find this graphic. >> that looks like a bad dude too. got to be on something. >> which are they saying? >> they are facing westbound. i think he may have just been tasered. >> shots fired. >> this is video from a police helicopter showing terrance crutcher unarmed walking away from officers with his hands raised. and according p not comply with commands and reached inside and his vehicle. that's when one officer used a stun gun but another shot and killed the man. tulsa's police chief says the video is quote, disturbing and very difficult to watch. u.s. homeland security is having a bit of an immigration crisis. turns out, more than 800 immigrants who were supposed to be removed from the country instead became u.s. citizens. these immigrants were from
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countries. dhs explains they used a different name in their citizenship applications and the fingerprints were on paper and not yet digitized. the u.s. citizens may be denaturalized depending on a review recommended by the report. in an 8 on your side alert, mosquito repellants, there's an app for that. yeah, you heard that right. several & on the market right now --several apps on the market r n your mobile phone into a mosquito repelling machine. the latest developed here in the bay area. the big question this morning, does this work? news channel 8's meredyth censullo takes a close look at the zika seeka. >> reporter: the refreshing sounds of nature can be annoying to mosquitoes. that's the claim of zika seeka, an app that plays sounds from mosquitoes' largest predator thes. >> we have a combination of three sounds in the sound that you are hearing.
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or senses a mosquito hawk, or a dragon fly, whatever you want to call it. and it will avoid it. >> reporter: stan is the largo restaurant owner and self- proclaimed dabbler in inventions who launched the free app billed as an updated source of zika virus information from news and health organizations with the added benefit of bugging mosquitoes. what he doesn't claim is that it will work. >> we want people to use clothi we want people to use chemicals that are approved by the government for body use. i don't want children running around thinking it's 100%. it is not. it is an extra tool. >> reporter: we took zika seeka to the park to see if people found the app annoying or usable. susan's grandson spent a couple minutes outside and -- >> got bit up pretty good. >> reporter: she says she had give the app a try. >> if it's meant to work, it should work.
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wouldn't give up the bug entree but she found the sound soothing and -- >> i would rather have that than zika virus. >> reporter: meredyth censullo, news channel 8. >> all right then. i wonder, is it going to drain your battery? running it -- >> or a pet dragon fly. the developers say they have done some field tests and they find it to be 50 to 70% effective. mosquito control says there's no real evidence based repellants work and while the app does provide useful information, the agency still recommends that you go to the primary source of information, don't just relay on an app. >> i like it. it's a soothing sound. >> i don't know if it's soothing. >> it's better than hearing the mosquitoes around you, i guess. that's for sure. all right, the max radar, obviously warm but we're getting the wind flow off the gulf of mexico. notice the one stray shower around hernando county around
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wachee. most rain just off the coastlines at this point but notice they're moving toward the shore. in the break down of the day, most of us muggy but a coastal shower is possible through 8:00 this morning, 79 degrees. more storms start to develop by lunchtime at 88. and then the rain that does form will push east of 75 by 4:00 p.m. 79 in tampa right now. 75 in plant city. and 81 in st. pete. 75 in north port. and my weather watcher wendy in brvi degrees. we will keep the wind flow off the gulf. notice the timing, 11:15, showers near the shore. by 1:00, 2:00, they push along and east of 75 through eastern hillsborough county. and by 5:00, 6:00, 7:00, the rain pushes over toward the east coast. similar day tomorrow, coastal showers possible in the morning and 30% rain chance in the afternoon. and a 30% chance on the first day of fall thursday. we will check in now with traffic on the 8s. all right, thank you. good morning everyone. we have a great drive here
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still no delays. very, very nice as well. not just on state road 54 on u.s. 19 through palm harbor, a good drive. and let's look at the sun coast parkway. things are getting busier closer to rush hour. but still a wonderful drive on the sun coast. and that's coming in and out of pasco county. and on 75 throughout pasco. and meanwhile, the veterans expressway, still a wonderful commute at this point. that's a look at weather and traffic on the 8s. back to gene and gayle. >> thank you, leslee. samsung is just about ready to replace the faulty galaxy note 7s. >> when you can get a new one
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galaxy note 7 smart phones, trade it for a new one tomorrow. bring it to your wireless carrier for the swap or deal with samsung directly. regulators recalled the smart phone last week after dozens of people reported that the note 7 caught fire while charging. > and you may see this on social media today. a recall from kellogg's on the eggo waffle tell us because of listeria. there's no reason to worry. that recall does not a -- waffle because of a possible listeria contamination. but that recall does not affect usn as long as you bought them here in florida, they are safe for and you your family to eat. f0 >> if anybody tries to take it away, you tell them -- >> leggo my eggo. >> exactly. > straight ahead, more on breaking news. an emergency landing at tampa international airport. >> we have multiple crews right
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throughout the morning for you so keep it here on news channel 8 today. also, weather and traffic on the 8s is just three minutes away. beautiful downtown tampa and the hillsborough river all lit up early on this tuesday
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at the bus stop, muggy, 79 only a few showers near the coast. when the kids come home from school, 90 degrees with a 40% rain chance. and notice the 20% rain chance until lunchtime for coastal areas. 40% rain chance along and east of 75 between noon and 4:00. and we have a 50% rain chance farther inland after 4:00 p.m. all right, looking at traffic, things are getting busier. westbound i-4 starting to slow as you come through ybor city here. and also on the eastbound side, reportedly we have a collision
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> got breaking news this morning. an emergency landing at tampa international airport overnight. major problems with the landing gear on an american airlines flight. as the plane landed, passengers and the flight crew braced to crash. >> we were crying and saying good-bye. are thankful that we can tell you this morning that the plane landed safely and no passengers were injured. good morning and welcome to news channel 8 today. i-gayle guyardo. >> and i'm gene ramirez. thank you for waking up with us on this tuesday morning. let's start off with a check of the forecast with leigh spann. >> good morning. what i'm noticing is we have
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so the showers just offshore of hernando and pasco started to make their way onshore. we have an area of rain towards brooksville. and even lightning strikes. that's why i left in a 20 rain chance. in the first few hours of the day, as the rain chance goes up to 40% after about 3:00 p.m., the storms themselves will start to push east of 75. if it's not raining on you, which is most of us, it's really humid. 76 in odessa. 76 in 75 in riverview. and 79 in sarasota. so coming up at 6:38 in weather and traffic on the 8s, i am tracking the tropics two. systems right now but leslee lacey has the roadways. just a couple thingsment starting to get busier because we are pressing into rush hour. let's take a look at i-4 right now. ybor city, 301 to 275, roughly a nine minute commute. and same for the veterans expressway. that's up to speed. and ybor is where we're seeing a slow down in the area. and eastbound, not westbound,
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not seeing delays at the junction. and let's go ahead and look and there's where you see it, starting to hit the brakes there coming through ybor city and link up with 275. let's move over to 75, out in the brandon area, vehicles slowing down a little bit. but still a good drive here i- 75 right around brandon boulevard which is highway 60. that's weather and traffic. back to gene and gayle. >> thank you, leslee. the landing gear on an american airlines flight malfunctioned. >> everyone is safe but the stories we are hearing from passengers are terrifying. passengers telling each other good-bye and flight attend did he wants screaming to brace before impact. and we have team coverage of the breaking story from tampa international airport this morning. news channel 8's ryan hughes and meredyth censullo both live at the airport. we will start with ryan hughes. ryan, the host of daytime here on news channel 8 was on that
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channel 8 and also spoke to the pilot as he was getting off the flight. >> reporter: good morning to you both. jerry penacoli was headed back here to tampa from phoenix. he has a harrowing account of what happened inside and that plane. and as he was exiting early this morning, he actually talked to the pilot and a flight attendant. listen. >> just did our training. we followed our training just like anybody would. >> you did an amazing job. and we're all so grateful. >> thank you very much >> thank you. >> thank you. >> reporter: an amazing story indeed. this is video of the plane on the tarmac here at tampa international airport where crews changed a blown tire. jerry said something was terribly wrong when the plane went to land but the pilot suddenly pulled up. and then the plane circled around the bay area for quite a while. the pilot explained a light went off showing a problem with the landing gear.
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it as well. >> initially the left side of the plane's landing gear was not engaging. we heard the mechanism under the plane. [imitates noise ? >> like something was trying to release and it wasn't. and we started to get a little curious. >> reporter: the flight crew screamed for everyone onboard to brace upon landing. they got into crash positions but again, thankfully the plane and passengers onboard flight 574 to use me canal stairs to get off the plane which was pretty much parked in the middle or on the middle of the runway. and then they all came here to the baggage area to pick up the luggage. when they are hear, it was certainly a good sign and finally a good morning for all of them. >> hah a relief for those -- >> what a relief for those folks. >> yeah, so unsettling when
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the blown tire isn't the only problem with the flight. >> yeah, news channel 8's meredyth censullo continues our coverage live from tampa international airport. and you have been going through interviews with the passengers. what are they saying? >> reporter: yeah, we had a chance to catch up with several of the passengers early this morning. they're in the terminal. they were finally taken there on buses from the runway. finally back on solid ground. they were able to greet their loved ones, things, calm their nerves and reflect on what had just happened. listen in. >> when you're like initially are coming in, there was like kind of like a rumbling noise. and i was like, ha, that's weird. and we started circling and circling and then, you know, people started talking a little bit. and then the captain said, just listen because we're going to
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>> reporter: and all of the crew member instructions were spot-on because no one was hurt in this flight. and yes, this was actually the second plane that these passengers were scheduled to be on. the first one was grounded last night due to mechanical issues. gene-- >> so scary for those passengers. meredyth, thank you. and we want to show you a statement from american airlines sent to us this morning reading, quote, aa flight 574, traveling from phoenix to tampa experienced an indicator light in the cockpit prior to landing the. aircraft landed normally and passengers were deplaned via air stairs and driven by bus to the terminal. it says, no one was injured. there were 146 passengers onboard. the aircraft is currently being evaluated by our maintenance team. end quote. again, that statement from american airlines. > a polk county softball coach is charged with stealing money
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she told investigators she didn't know altering checks was wrong. she is also a pe teacher and the head volley ball coach. she is on paid administrative leave as the investigation continues. and the fertilizer company mosaic will explain the huge incity council hole that swallowed contaminated water in polk county. milliof drained into the aquifer at the plant in mulberry. one woman says she lives five minutes from the plant and her water already smells. and now she is concerned about contaminants from the spill coming her way. >> something that has toxic waste that goes into the aquifer and you didn't tell anybody? that concerns me. that concerns me. >> according to the company, they'll pay to have at least 40 wells of nearby residents
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our steve andrews will be at the meeting. it's happening at the polk county commission chambers in bartow at 330 west church street. it all gets underway at 9:00 a.m. and if you live near the plant and you want mosaic to test your water, call 813-500-6575. and we are putting this number on our website, wfla.com in just before the sun comes up this morning, already seeing the wind flow off the gulf of mexico. and a few of you, not many, but a few seeing raindrops. you see the rain is mostly offshore. but zoom up here into pasco and hernando county. one small shower around pine island and the brooksville area. the rainfall potential between now and noon. it's almost all along or west of 75. closer to the coast. and after 1:00 p.m., it's
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downpours. and temperatures go up quickly from 79 at 8:00 a.m. to 86 at 11:00. to 90 at 3:00, 4:00 today. tropical storm karl, yes, it's out there and weak now but it may strengthen to a category two hurricane. best news of all, moves away from the united states coastline. tropical depression 13 could become tropical storm lisa. but it's just going to fizzle out in the atlantic. both things great news for us. we will check on traffic on the ec news too. yeah, it's getting slower but as far as accidents, nothing that's going to slow you down at this point. fingers crossed that that will continue. you can see that traffic is starting to heat up a little bit. and slower here, especially in the right lane. this is southbound 275 through martin luther king. and of course, that usually tends to get busy because in the distance, you actually hook up there with 275 and i-4. right at the junction. all right, let's look, 275 bearss avenue down to i-4,
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and out towards pinellas, 275 all the way across the howard frankland bridge, no delays in the area. again, here's 275 at martin luther king, and then i-4, getting heavier as you come through here in ybor city. taking a look at quick travel times for you. 10 minutes from 301 to 275. veterans expressway, still looks fantastic. that's a look at weather and traffic on the 8s. back to gene and gayle. >> thank you, leslee lacey. well, coming up, the 2016 presidential candidates are adding to their campaign arsenals bunch in different way, donald trump making it easier for people to spread his message. and hillary rodham clinton doing name dropping at the united nations general assembly. more from the campaign trail ahead. plus, an emergency landing at tampa international airport. if you're just waking up with us, news channel 8 has multiple crews covering this breaking news. we are speaking with passengers from flight and trying to figure out what went wrong. it's 6:40.
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> we want to update you on breaking news from tampa international airport where an american airlines flight made an emergency landing shortly ter midnight this morning. landing problems for flight 574 made for a traumatic experience for passengers. passengers tell us the plane's left side landing gear would not activate and flight for a crash landing. fortunately, just before landing, the wheels came down and the plane landed safely. no one was injured. the man wanted for bombings in new york city and new jersey is in custody. ahmad khan rahami was arrested just hours after police announced that they knew who they were looking for. this morning, new yorkers will
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stations as they go to work. terror attacks obviously a big issue on the campaign trail. tracie potts has the reaction from donald trump and hillary rodham clinton. >> let me begin -- >> reporter: president barack obama speaks at the united nations today just days after explosions in new jersey and new york. cellphones and a fingerprint helped authorities quickly catch the suspect in a shoot- out. >> for us to apprehend a suspect in just a little over 24 hour place like this, it is outstanding police work. >> reporter: ahmad khan rahami is a naturalized u.s. citizen born in afghanistan. his father spoke to nbc. >> did you know that your son was doing this? >> no. >> you had no idea? >> no. >> reporter: authorities say ahmad khan rahami and his father traveled to the pakistan and afghanistan multiple times and that the suspect may have become radicalized. he was not on a terror watch
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these are combatants. >> reporter: donald trump says we're too soft on immigration. >> which fails to properly vet and screen the individuals or families coming into our country. >> reporter: hillary rodham clinton warns against religious tests. >> hate speech being normalized. the dog whistles are out in the open. >> reporter: and trump -- >> and it's wrong to put a loose canon in charge who could start another war. >> reporter: this morning, investigators are still trying to determine if rahami had help. tracie potts, nbc news, washington, d.c. >> ahmad khan rahami faces five counts of attempted murder this morning and a $5.2 million bond. a judge cleared the way for the release of many of the hundreds of 911 calls related to the pulse nightclub shooting in orlando. the judge dismissed the lawsuit from the city of orlando trying to stop the release. the city argued that the calls were exempt from the state's
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the city for the records. that said, 911 calls depicting people being kill ready still prohibited under florida law from being public. in your vote coverage this morning, donald trump drew a huge crowd to a rally in southwest florida announcing a major addition to his campaign. he announced the launching of a phone bank system to help supporters spread his message. the system is called trump talk and it allows users to call supporters from phone. the campaign says the users who reach a certain number of calls can win some prizes. former president george h. w. bush says he is voting for hillary rodham clinton for president. that's according to cathleen kennedy, the daughter of late robbed f. kennedy who met with bush. the elder bush previously stayed quiet on the issue. it was no secret that the bush family was not happy with
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stayed quiet on who he will vote for. brother jeb bush continues to criticize trump and his policies. and your consumer watch this morning, this ceo of wells fargo will be on capitol hill today to make an apology to congress. the chief executive wants to apologize before the senate banking committee for betraying customers' trust. last week a scandal emerged over allegations employees of the bank opened millions of unauthorized aggressive sales targets. the bank was fined nearly $200 million. around 5400 employees were fired because of this. it's 6:48. a check on weather and traffic on the 8s. >> well, good morning. the sun is just beginning to creep up over the horizon. officially rises about a quarter after 7:00. but most of you are dry. let me show you the few places where you might need the windshield wipe they are morning. right along the beaches of hernando county and this one
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and there's some showers just off of the pasco coastline as well. not at hyundai of new port richey, clear sky, 76 degrees. and now it is humid and that's why i left in the rain chance right along the coast this morning. and isolated rain at lunchtime at 88 degrees. 90degrees at 4:00 p.m. and it's 79 in tampa right now. 81 in st. pete. and 73 in way ma massachusetts watch through the day, between now and 8:00, 9:00, 10:00 this morning, most of the rain west and as the day progress, the storms will push through eastern hillsborough county, past 75 with the better rain chance later in the day in polk county and highlands county. 40% chance today. 30% for thursday. and thursday the first day of fall, leslee. well, the bay area bridges right now, a great drive. no delays, howard frankland bridge up to speed and so is the courtney campbell causeway. sunshine skyway bridge looks good. and also so does the gandy. we have a little bit of slowing
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4, typical. and 275 very heavy away from fowler there westbound i-4 through the ybor city area. these are the typical places. fowler avenue at 56, that's the side of the roadway. and that accident. and also a little bit of slowing here coming away from plant city. as you can see, we have a collision here. now county line road at fish hunt lane, that's south of the lakeland area, and also u.s. 98 both off to the shoulder. and you can see westbound i-4 slow again coming through ybor. and also 275 right around martin luther king, really starting to hit the brakes there. that's a look at weather and traffic on the 8s. back to gene and gayle. 8 is on your side in getting results for a father of who whose laptop caught on fire because of a bad battery. the after-market merchandise melted the mac.
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the owner tells us that smoke poured out for about three or four minute. the computer got so hot, the plastic melted on to his fingertips. it was really, really hot. i have no doubt that everything around it would have caught on fire if it sat in the same place. what you need to know before you walk out the door is next. >> a flight makes an emergency landing at tampa international airport overnight. >> the flight had landing gear problems and passengers and crew members thought they were about to crash. we will hear from passengers next. it's 6:51 this tuesday
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i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. donald trump says he alone can fix the problems we face. well i don't believe that's how you get things done in our country. it takes democrats and republicans working together. that's how we got health care for 8 million kids. rebuilt new york city after 9/11. and got the treaty cutting russia's nuclear arms. we've got to bring people together.
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we continueto track breaking news, an emergency landing at tampa international airport overnight. >> the landing gear wouldn't come down until just before landing. news channel 8's ryan hughes is lye at tampa international airport with the terrifying stories from passengers. >> reporter: good morning. terrifying, horrifying, scary, you name it. passengers tell us they had no idea what was going to happen. let's go to video right now of that american aiin fight 574 from phoenix, arizona. passengers tell news channel 8 that the pilot went to land and then suddenly pulled up. the second time, the passengers in crash positions. flight attendants told them to brace for an emergency landing. and many cried and prayed. some were confident. and we spoke to the host of the wfla program "daytime," jerry penacoli and he said he was terrified. >> listen.
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because we didn't know what was going to happen. >> reporter: and of course, the plane made to it the ground safely. the only malfunction, a blown right tire. live in tampa, ryan hughes, news channel 8. >> thank you, ryan. this morning, mosaic will update polk county commissioners about that huge sinkhole at its plant in mulberry. the sinkhole swallowed millions of gallons of contaminated water and sent it into the meeting and you can be there as well. it's at the county commission chambers at 9:00 this morning. we are expecting new information about sewage dumped into tampa bay. high ranking state lawmakers are calling a special meeting in st. petersburg to discuss what exactly is going on with the city's waste water problem. state representative peters canceled and called for the meeting at usf's st. pete
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afternoon. the suspect wanted in connection to the new york and new jersey bombings is in jail. police arrested 28-year-old ahmad khan rahami after getting into a gun battle with the suspect in lyndon, new jersey. police believe he is the man seen on surveillance video here where explosive devices were recovered in new york and connected to the explosion in new jersey as well over the weekend. right now, the sun is beginning to come up. and a few of you have showers. let me zoom in along shower south of brooksville but not raining on the veterans expressway. as you see from the tampa camera, 76 degrees. it is steamy. so i left in the coastal shower this morning. 88degrees at noon. 90degrees at 4:00 p.m. and most of the rain during the afternoon will be east of 75. and the rain chance goes to 30% for wednesday, thursday and thursday starts fall but you don't know it by the forecast. all right, looking at traffic right now. we will head out to pinellas county.
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and seeing a delay southbound on 66. we have a collision at 46th avenue and 66th street. and let's look at travel times now. hey, it's 26 minutes bearss avenue to i-4 southbound on 275. that's heading into downtown. and also ybor starting to hit the brakes but the veterans expressway looks good. a live look at the traffic out there. and look at that, that's westbound i-4 starting to get slow through ybor. >> yeah, not too bad. >> thank you. thank you for joining us on this tuesday morning. we will stay on top of the you. catch our updates during the "today" show. >> and another hour of local
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more questions than answers about the suspect in the bombing attacks in new york and new jersey. ahmad rahami hospitalized this morning after a shoot-out with police. investigators focusing on his trips overseas and the possible motive for the terror spree. his father speaking out to nbc news. >> did you know that your son was doing this? >> no. no. >> you had no idea. >> no idea. >> the very latest on the investigation. blame game in the wake of the bombings. donald trump and hillary clinton accuse each other of making the country less safe. >> hillary clinton's decisions overseas have left us with the threat we face today.

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