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the first debate of the presidential election started island shake but the gloves came off quickly. >> all talk. no action. sounds good. doesn't work. never going to happen. >> i call trickle down. >> we are breaking down the presidential debate this morning. the hot button issues and what america is saying about it. a contaminated water crisis. it all centers around this giant sinkhole in polk county. coming up, the governor's first look at the hole. police know who pulled a trigger but that man isn't facing charges right now.
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today. i'm i'm miles per hour -- i'm gene ramirez. >> and i'm gayle guyardo. in the past hour or so, we have just seen some thunderstorms dissipate. about 2:00, 3:00, we had intense lightning around the palm harbor area but notice it's quickly dissipated but it is an indication that we could see some showers near the morning coast thanks to a wind flow off the gulf of mexico. but temperatures are cooler than this time yesterday. lakeland, bartow, you're at 70. 74 in sarasota. so i left in a 20% rain chance for the coast in the next few hours. and that's going to go up to a 30% rain chance as the storms push inland through afternoon and early evening. when it's not raining on you, still a high of about 89 degrees today. coming up in weather and traffic on the 8s at 4:08, still tracking that area in the tropics. and leslee lacey has the roadways. good drive so far. we are heading out the door, folk, really nicely at this
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we're up to speed between state road 64 down to university parkway, roughly a nine minute parkway. and at university, we do have construction by the ramps. and also underneath the interstate on university but you can still get by. but a lot of work going on this morning. should be wrapped up within about an hour to an hour and a half. great drive across the bay area bridges. courtney campbell causeway up to speed. and here's a look at the howard frankland bridge other on the pineas traffic. back to gene and gayle. >> thank you. in your vote, a big night in america. the first presidential debate is now in the books and reaction is pouring in this morning. >> yeah, hillary rodham clinton and donald trump took to the stage in a much anticipated face-off and our news channel 8's rod carter had a front row seat to all the action. >> and this morning, he shows us how the candidates sparred over the issues from the economy to race relations. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. in the spin room following the
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about how the candidates did, who faired better, who did worse and that conversation of course will continue today. but we can be sure of one thing for sure when that happened, it took only moments for things to get really, really interesting. >> i will release my tax returns against my lawyer's wishes when she releases her 33,000 emails have been deleted. >> reporter: fireworks from ne t rodham clinton and the donald trump hit the stage. sharp comments came about donald trump's tacks. >> it must be something really important, even terrible that he's trying to hide. >> you don't learn that much from tax return, that i can tell you. >> reporter: trump saying the country needs law and order and new york's now unconstitutional stop and frisk policy should perhaps be brought back. >> the african-american community has been let down by
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>> he has really started his political activity based on this racist lie. >> reporter: and again, throughout day today, the debate over who debated better is going to continue. and this is just the first one. we still have two additional debates to go. at hofstra university, rod carter, news channel 8. back to you. well the third candidate for president is weighing in on the debate this morning. gary johnson used to show his displeasure, it was boo. you see it there in quotes. the debate organizers explain that he didn't reach the poll votes to be included. he made the comments to us while at a campaign event in lakeland. news channel 8 was the only tv the station to talk to senator kaine. here's what he had to say about the importance of the debates. >> this is the point where
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attention, remaining undecideds now start trying to figure out where they're going to go. and a few voters have preferences. >> kaine is in orlando today. it's day three of campaign swings through florida. trump's running mate governor mike pence is campaigning in wisconsin today. his next stop is in ohio and pennsylvania to rally supporters. pence and kaine scheduled to it's 4:05. right now, the search is on for a man accused of month mountains lesting a child in tarpon springs. police claim a man walked into the restroom the same time as a 6-year-old. that's when police claim the person inappropriately touched the child and tried to take a picture. police are now wanting to talk to the person you see here in this surveillance video. it's all in connection with this case. they are not identifying the person or revealing why they want to the talk to him.
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rick scott will visit the giant mosaic sinkhole in polk county. he is expected to get a firsthand look at the hole that is dumping millions of gallons of contaminated water into the florida aquifer. it comes a day after the governor issued an emergency rule requiring companies to notify government agencies if there is an incident. mosaic and the state department of environmental protection did not notify the public days. it's concerning for one scientist. he says contaminated material will continue to flow into the aquifer until the hole is plugged. >> coming in at the peak of the wet season next month. so you can expect a lot more water to go down that hole. >> in another new development, tampa bay water confirmed they shut down two pumps closest to the sinkhole. the field provides water to
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hillsborough county. so request a water test from the company, call the number on your screen, 813-500-6575. again, 813-500-6575. and you can find it on our website at wfla.com. and right now, the murder of a local rap artist. police in haines city are investigating the shooting death of jonathan jordan. investigators know who pulled the trigger but the man isn't unde he is claiming self-defense. jordan was an aspiring rapper who went by the name jay green. he was shot hours after coaching his son's football team. friends and family who remembered him at a vigil are devastated. >> it's hard on everybody. you know, green, he had an effect on everybody's life. people say somebody give the shirt off your back, saying green give his life. >> haines city police identified the shooter. he is cooperating and claims
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defense. he has not been charged. police are hoping witnesses to the deadly confrontation will come forward and give them an idea of what happened. a wrong-way crash in st. petersburg on martin luther king near 1st avenue north where a white truck and black car slammed into each other. you can see how smashed up the black car is. police say the driver of the black car is new to the area and had bad directions when she ended up going the wrong way. three people were in the car and injuries. the driver of the white truck was not hurt. it's 4:08. how is it looking, leigh spann? >> not too bad. better than about 12 hours when we were seeing intense thunderstorms. we had lightning and hail and strong winds and torrential downpours. let me just take you back 12 hours ago. my goodness, we had strong storms and they continued until about 12:00. and we had thunderstorms in pinellas county around 1 , 2:00
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chance this morning for areas near the coast. the rest of you should be dry. we will warm up to 85 at noon. and the storms will start earlier today. i'm bringing a 30% chance in around midday and continuing through the early evening. afternoon high around 8 9 degrees. the afternoon showers today head inland. we will bring in some slightly lower humidity and drier air for friday and saturday which will limit our storms. and in the tropic, invest 97l continues to the strengthen. and it will generally head west into the central caribbean through saturday morning. and most of the models have a hard right turn heading up the east coast. now we will check in on traffic on the 8s to see how things are moving along there. all right, well, a couple issues going on, folk, but overall, it is a pretty good drive the. let's take a look at the maps. you can see for yourself, south tampa area, i just want to remind you about ongoing road work. it kicked off last night. and for this morning, it's the first time for the morning
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issues here, macdill avenue. that's by bay to baby the selmon expressway. you will see portions of macdill blocked. and that's going to last a couple weeks. just take himes or even dale mabry instead for the morning commute. meanwhile, u.s. 41 at 73rd street in manatee county, we've got an accident involving a hit- and-run. that's a look at weather and traffic. back to gene and gayle. >> thank you. the 2016 heart walk is right around the corner and news channel 8 is committed to raising $100,000 but we need your help. fuccillo kia is generously matching the first $50,000 we raise. so for every dollar you donate, it really counts as two. you are doubling your money. the walk is november 12th at raymond james stadium. we hope you donate and join us out there. head to wfla.com/heartwalk for more details. it's a popular trend for girls, unicorn hair.
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the same look. our experts tell us how to deal with this hair-do drama. first, an emotional plea from a little girl in charlotte. you're watching news channel 8
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across america, a seventh night of protests in charlotte, north carolina, people upset over the shooting death of a black man at the hands of police took their protest to a city council meeting. demonstrators packed the meeting demanding action. they want charlotte's mayor and police chief to resign. many claim they can't trust them anymore. it's not only adults calling for change. listto plea. >> we need our fathers and mothers. to be by our side. >> police claim keith scott had a gun and refused commands to drop it before an officer opened fire. scott's family claims he did not have a gun and police video released of the confrontation is inconclusive. check this out, some unity on the football field. the atlantic falcons and the new orleans saints did
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off on the gridiron, they formed a unity circle mid field. the group held hands after the national anthem was played. and then held a moment of silence. both teams explain they wanted to the send a message of unity following the police shootings and protests. well, more money is set aside to outfit law enforcement agencies with body cams. the department of justice is giving $20 million to more than 100 agencies nationwide. the money will help agencies enhance or create body programs. he vandalized a florida mosque and now a palm beach man is paying the price. he damaged windows and tore down shutters. he now has a deal with prosecutors. he has admitted guilt in exchange for a lesser sentence, four years behind bars. all right, parent, have you heard of this? unicorn hair. the brightly colored hair style
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teenagers. >> yeah, but one florida took a lot of flak for letting her 6- year-old get the hair. >> reporter: these are the questions that can keep parents up at night, balancing what your child wants with what you think is best. and the answer may come through asking the right questions. unicorn hair is a popular trend there are dozens of how-to videos. >> enjoy. >> reporter: this florida hair stylists who colors clients' hair with bright colors was inundated with haters and supporters after posting photos of her 6-year-old daughter on instagram with multicolored hair. while she was happy to indulge her daughter, other parents are
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rainbow-colored hair. a child psychologist says how you respond to your kid's request to express their creativity can have a lasting impact. >> you miss an opportunity to learn more about your kid if you simply come out with the noes. >> reporter: he says even if the idea of blue, pink or green hair makes you cringe, you should take the opportunity to the understand your child's motivations. >> how did you get that idea? and what do you think would be about this? do you know other people that are doing this? so you want to have a conversation where the kid doesn't sense that you're judging them. >> reporter: if you decide you're cool with allowing your kid to be a little out there with their hair or fashion, be sure to prepare them for all scenario, the positive and negative reactions they may get. >> some people may like what you did. but some people may not. let's talk about what some
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do about it when they say that. >> reporter: now the bottom line from the doctor, if something impairs health, safety or education, it's probably not a good idea. but always take the opportunity to have your child talk to you about their motivations. in the long run, it will pay off. >> now talking to kids about bullying by trying and dealing with criticism. these are things you should talk about before you say, yeah, looks cool. >> yeah, you have to arm them with information and maybe provide an alternative. i'm not ready for you to have pink hair but maybe we do it for sue's birthday party. >> is there an age where you -- >> my answer to everything -- no. >> too young? >> no.
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>> yeah. >> options, it's all about options. >> controversial for sure. chime in on our social media platforms and we would love to hear what you think. >> leigh, unicorn hair. >> i think it's cool but i can understand letting your kid know, not everybody is going to feel that way. coastal rain a possibility this morning. not everybody and certainly not widespread but it's a possibility. 77degrees at 8:00 a.m. storms get more widespread by noon, 85 degrees. and a 30% rain chance during the afternoon. otherwise, a high of about 89. and tempur this morning. 67 zephyrhills. 72 in bartow. 70 in brooksville. look at this, two to five degrees cooler. we will take any degree we can get. and bob in venice says it's 73 degrees at his house. we have a slightly stronger wind flow from the west. yesterday it was basically still so we had the storms for a while. the onshore flow pushes the showers on to the coast this
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the day goes on, they push farther and farther inland. tomorrow, a slim chance of a coastal shower. but look at this, a cold front brings our rain chance to 40% and the cold front does bring some drier air for friday and saturday. leslee, how about traffic on the 8s? all right, we start off in the sun coast area. we do have an accidents in manatee county, u.s. 41 right at 73rd street. it's a hit-and-run but it's off to the side of the roadway. 75 looks good through ad have construction. especially right around the ramps and also westbound on university but you can still get by. that's a look at weather and traffic on the 8s. back to gene and gayle. >> all right. thank you so much. roller coaster fan, a scary ride cav make your day but -- ride can help make your day, but it can help cure a painful condition. >> one doctor's theory. and why some stores may be relaxing the rules on the express lanes. you're watching news channel 8
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in an 8 on your side consumer watch, disney is reportedly looking into buying twitter. the deal would give disney a new online outlet for entertainment, sports and news. twitter's stock jumped 3% on talks about the potential deal. however, disney may have some competition. microsoft is also reportedly trying to make a deal.
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at the grocery store whether we can slip into the express lane with a few extra items. >> you're the one. >> no, i never do. no. no. no. >> the answer may soon be yes. in fact, some grocery stores are changing the policy and the wording, adding the word "about. as in about 10 items. that's vague. the move is to keep from pressuring shoppers bung i do break the rules if it's several of the same items. 10 yogurt, i count that as one item. >> oh, now look who is talking. curing kidney stones may be as simple as getting on a roller coaster. >> it sounds strange. but a doctor claims he found it works. he reports more than 60% of his pairs who returned from a theme park vacation had an easier time passing stones. he believes the key is being jostled around. the most effective place to
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>> that will do it. >> shake it out. dead fish are washing ashore on some bay area beaches. >> new in the next half hour, a lew act at the time problem and what -- a look at the problem and what is causing it. coming up, the debate over who debated best will continue throughout the day today. i'll have a report coming up in a moment. ? ? ? ? know you can save today
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stop the, most of you will be dry. there could be a couple storms west of 75. 77 this morning. by this afternoon, most of the storms are east of 75. 30% chance today. and 40% rain chance on wednesday. and friday and saturday, just 20% chances. how about traffic on the 8s? well, looking good on the bay area interstates. travel times through lakeland, traffic looks fantastic on i-4 and also on 75 in and out of pasco county in the wesley
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hopping on the sun coast parkway, great drive into hillsborough county connecting with the veterans expressway. no the delays all the way to
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the first presidential debate filled with smears and insults. news channel 8 was there for it all. we ever a full recap and reaction coming in on the morning after. and for the first time, massive sinkhole that's leaking contaminated water and threatening local wells. and fans across the country remembering marlins' pitcher jose fernandez. the incredible moment in last night's game. i'm gayle guyardo. >> and i'm gene ramirez. thank you for waking up with us on this tuesday. let's check in with leigh spann and get you your forecast. >> it doesn't feel too bad. we did have thunderstorms in

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