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northeast little league in saint petersburg pays a company to handle the registration fees but it is striking out when it comes to getting its money back. peter bernard is live at one of the ball fields the little league uses and you found out there is an explanation for all of this. >> reporter: there is an explanation. the little leaguers, we are out watching the game. it appears this looks like this could be a huge ripoff or a giant fraud and you can't blame the lk together for thinking so. however, hang with me. here are some pictures we shot earlier. two weeks into the season, and two months of fee collection, and the northeast little league is finding its caught in a pickle. a texas company called jevin is not doling out money sent to pay bills. the league hired jevin to manage fee collection and payments. we are talking almost $35,000 that has somehow gone poof. it is putting the league in a bind right now and has parents in a tizzy.
with the cash and someone need to be hold accountable. >> this is an american sport. this is what it is all about. these kids are learning about life out here and it is wrong. >> we have games to play. we have almost 300 kids playing baseball here in the fall. and we owe thousands of dollars to local printers and t-shirt people and landscape people. we owe a lot of money. and we don't have any. >> reporter: all right, so, that's a problem, but 8 on your side di spoke to the man who owns jevin. his name is dan petek. they put a freeze on accounts after a number of parents in utah requested a refund. he insists there is no fraud and i checked with the saint petersburg police department. they have done digging as well and they say there is no criminal intent, no criminal investigation. they say it is all probably a civil matter. as for when they will get their money, the head guy, the guy that runs the place says he
bernard, newschannel8. someone stole from a charity that helps less fortunate high school girls pay for their homecoming and prom. organizers with belle of the ball say burglars crawled into the clearwater shop after breaking the glass last week. they stole nearly $500 worth of jewelry and that jewelry is meant to compliment the prom dresses. >> the ceo and founder was blown away. also, jessica on the directors. they were, they feel violated so to speak that they would do this. and, they spend a great deal of time and energy trying to give the girls a special shopping experience. and, to have something like this happen, you know, it hurts. >> the group will use reserve funds to replace the jewelry. meanwhile, clearwater police are investigating. governor rick scott visited
where a sink hole swallowed gallons of contaminated water. he was peppered with questions about the state's delay ins warning neighbors. >> reporter: a helicopter provided governor scott with a bird's eye view of the sink hole. 8 on your side revealed neither mosaic nor dep told neighbors about this for 19 days. according to the governor, dep followed on outlated law that did not contamination information with the public. but that law didn't say dep shouldn't notify the public did it? >> the bottom line is we will have notification. we will do it within 24 hours. >> reporter: following our reports, governor scott issued an emergency rule requiring polluters to notify the public and agencies of any incident within 24 hours. >> when did you find out about the water loss? >> jerry can get you the time line of when we did it.
time line. >> reporter: his office gave me nothing that shows if dep told the governor right away or kept him in the dark like the rest of us. >> governor, did dep leave you in the dark? are you going to fire stevenson? >> i am not going to fire him based on anything i know today. he followed the law. >> reporter: steve andrews, newschannel8. >> water testing confirms a red tide bloom and sarasota county coastline. testing revealed medium to high levels of the organizism responsible for the high tide. the bloom could cause respiratory issues. a high school football team in tampa is fighting for the right to pray over a loud speaker before games. cambridge christian school filed a federal lawsuit and tells our melanie michael civil rights are being violated. >> i'm a dad of a young man who
team. >> reporter: tim is fired up. he says he can't believe the football team was banned from prays over the loud speaker before games. >> i take offense to that. as a citizen of the united states, as well as the head of school of cambridge christian school, and as a dad. >> reporter: it started when cambridge christian school made it to the championship game in december. they planned to start with their traditional prayer. but they faced a penalty before they ever took the field. the florida high school athletic association told the government property. >> it is teaching the students that the first amendment doesn't apply when you go to a championship football game. that's wrong. it just is flatly wrong. >> reporter: though this lawsuit was filed in federal court today in tampa when we reached out to the florida high school athletic association. they tell us they haven't received any paperwork and cannot comment on the case. i'm melanie michael in tampa, newschannel8. recently, an uber driver contacted 8 on your side after
rider at tampa international airport. the driver believes it is unfair he was ticketed for doing his job. jeff patterson reports one state senator believes ride sharing services like uber should fall funder state law, not local rules. >> reporter: joel has only been driving uber two weeks. he does most of his work in pinellas county. last week, he got a call for a ride at tampa international airport. >> she is calling me saying hey, what color i'm telling her just as the gentleman officer is tapping at my window. >> reporter: it was an officer with the public transportation commission and handed him tickets totaling $700. >> do you think you were set up? >> i do. i really do. i have no way of proving it. >> reporter: hillsborough county is the only county in the bay area enforcing rules like this and senator jeff brandis thinking it is unfair.
affect it is entire region. >> reporter: uber has offered to pay the tickets until all of this is settled. jeff patterson, newschannel8. chief meteorologist steve jerve joins us now. thank god it's friday. >> this week, it seemed like only two days. >> yeah. it's great. the weekend is coming up. the weather ... wait a second. what day is it? >> it's only tuesday. it's taco tuesday. >> oh, okay, well, at least we have that to >> this is interesting in ennis brook. 83 degrees. note the rainfall there, an inch-and-a-half, had me scratching my head making me think when did they get this rain? it was actually at 2:00, 3:00 in the morning. you can see the observation. 1.4. that is a pretty good observation. what we saw on the ground. they did pick up that amount of rain. we can see earlier showers anarch at 2:00, 3:00 in the
northern part of pinellas county. right now in that same westerly flow, a lot of activity is shifting from the east. you can see all the rain has pushed east of this area. pinellas, hillsborough, nothing at the moment. and, most of this activity, southern part of polk county. interior manatee county. possibly sarasota countiment one right over north port. looks like just developing now. you can see the area east, pretty good downpour. maybe a couple of inches of rain may have temperatures are much cooler in the areas that saw the rain. sebring down to 72 degrees. the other spots that did not see rain today are pretty much warm in the low 80s . that is also an indication we are close to october now with temperatures this time of day in the low 80s . we will talk more about any changes and drier air and look at the tropics coming up. still ahead ... >> a new florida law taking effect this week will crack
>> a new florida law takes credit card skimmers. it is requiring gas station owners to better protect customers. john rogers explains the new changes. >> reporter: skimmers are increasingly being found inside gas pumps throughout tampa bay. they are becoming more sophisticated. so lawmakers want to december courage it. starting saturday, a new law will increase the offense of the crime so criminals can serve a longer sentence. >> before, it just wasn't taken very seriously. it was sort of unknown as a crime. so there was a low penalty.
idea. because right now, it wasn't enough. and it is nice to see they are doing something about it. because, it is a problem. >> reporter: the law also increases penalties against crooks who have fraudulent credit cards and gas station owners will be required to take certain security measures to prevent skimmers are being installed. now, along with the new law, they want driver to be vigilant at the pump. john rogers, newschannel8. do the owners of recalled note 7 phones samsung releases some numbers of customer loyal side consumer coming up. >> plus, if you can afford a house, you can afford a trip to mars. elon musk lies out his plans to send people to the red planet. >> and now, is the time to join stacie schaible's heart walk team. fuccillo kia is matching the
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users. 90% of customers who traded their phones in have swapped them out for a new note 7 certified to be safe. more than 60% of users in the u.s. have already been able to get a replacement. just last week, we saw go pro unveil a new drone. dji just gave it competition, they introduced the mavick go drone. and the propellers fold up. it is more expensive than go pro's version. it sells for just under $1,000, you can preorder one now. they will startshipping on october 15. they unveiled virtual reality hardway. they are calling this headset goggles. you can watch the video feed in realtime as the drone flies through the air. that's pretty cool. pricing and shipping dates have not yet been released. well, child proofing your
with the latest gadget to debut on quick starter. it is called the smart cube and you can stick it in a drawer or a cabinet door to keep those little fingers or unwanted adults to pry them open. walk away, it locks. early investors get two of them for $89. elon musk is giving us an idea of how he hopes to send spaceex released a new video showing how the interplanetary system will work. it will launch them, and return home to get more fuel. then it launches again and gases up the spacecraft and there are solar panels as well. mars missions will begin in 2023 and a ticket will cost about the same as buying a house. he said the key to making it
the parts reusable. and the ability to make propellant on mars for the return trip. if you have been cheated, when you need help, she's on your side. better call behnken. well, even if you don't have is a yahoo e-mail account, you could be affected by a massive data breech. ask one woman who lost a $51,000 down payment on her home because her realtor's e- if yahoo yahoo will make things right. >> reporter: cheryl johnson's home buying dreams came to a screeching halt when she received an e-mail with requiring instructioning for her down payment. the e-mail sent from her e- mail's yahoo account really came from a scammer. it redirected her $51,000 down payment straight to a crook's bank account.
out, bank officials refused to stop the thief from withdrawing her money. and then came news last week from yahoo warning of one of the largest e-mail hacks in history. it didn't take long before johnson made the connection. >> now that you know about the yahoo hack, you have been let down by yet another giant corporation. >> yes. yes. no one is looking out for little pe >> reporter: johnson just wants her money back. and has struck out with banks and real estate professionals. now, she has questions for yahoo. >> i think these companies are letting consumers down. >> reporter: so i went to work trying to find someone at yahoo to address this. i called, i e-mailed, then a spokesman called me back. >> can real estate agents trust yahoo accounts with these types
answer. and insists yahoo is a victim here too. well, that sure doesn't make johnson feel any better. >> i would like to believe that yeah, i will get my money back. >> reporter: johnson borrowed money for her down payment from family and friends and moved into the house. but now, she is trying to get the money back so she can pay everyone back. shannon behnken, 8 on your side. well, looking at temperatures nice today. this evening we are looking at isolated rain inland. fairly comfortable weather. that is the view at connorton. a little bit of rainfall, four one-hundredths. nice looking sunset. so the isolated rain will be inland areas. fairly comfortable weather as i mentioned. that is keeping in mind the time of year, we still have humidity in the atmosphere, but temperatures are not as warm. a few showers, thunderstorms, local radar a couple of minutes ago, that can continue in some of the inland areas for the
evening hours. a 41 miles an hour wind gust from the hurricane aircraft. but not what they are looking for to upgrade invest to a tropical depression. about a 90% chance of becoming a tropical cyclone. there's the islands t caribbean. portpuerto rico. it is not a pure system to initialize off of at this point, but, you can see some computer models includeing the american model s will stay east of florida. but it is something we will watch because anything could happen long term. many of the models strengthen it into a tropical storm. potentially a hurricane. so, we will continue to report on that. front to the north, big reason why we have this westerly flow. like we learned this morning in palm harbor, you can't rule out the possibility of seeing an early shower develop. that includes before 8:00 a.m. in the overnight hours with that westerly breeze. in the afternoon, like we are seeing today.
like today, it will be mostly quiet for tomorrow. partly cloudy skies to start the daytime we will leave the westerly flow in the forecast thursday. 40% rain chance thursday. because of that front you saw in the north, may help to enhance the rain chances a little bit. but what is behind the front is kind of interesting. some slightly drier air. maybe a little hint of fall meaning that some northern spots for friday morning, early part of saturday may not only see lower rain chances but cooler temperatures to start the day. that is not a long period of time. next week, we are back up to 90 degrees. it is just a hint that things are changing. >> but this is exactly the time of year we get the little hints and glimmers of hope. >> the big front that makes you go wow, that is several weeks away. >> all right. we'll be ready for it.
vo: we asked women in pinellas county to describe congressman david jolly in one word: woman 1: dangerous. woman 2: backwards. woman 3: out-of-touch... woman 4: that's 3 words. vo: david jolly shares donald trump's backwards agenda for women. and voted to defund planned parenthood and deny women access to basic health care like mammograms and cancer screenings. woman 5: i have 3 words for david jolly... not for women. vo: house majority pac is responsible
>> during a wedding photo shoot, nothing can sully the moment like some cast aweigerting in the middle of things unless it is a big actor. tom hanks was out jogging the green mile in central park. he came upon a happy couple. let's call them turner an hooch. he congratulated them and he really made a splash appearing in some of their photos. you don't have to crack vinci code to know that is a big deal. this couple's life is like a box of chocolates. they had no idea they would get this. i just made that up on the fly by the way. >> i didn't realize. >> those are really good references. >> no one prewrote that and it was in the teleprompter? >> i was mad libbing that. >> so the words i saw? >> shhh, tv magic steve jerve. you are ruining it. thank you for joining us. you can get news any time from the dub dub newschannel8 app.
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