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> > a st. petersburg little league left in a lurch. how money problems could keep them from playing ball. and the company they say is to blame. and a new twist to the colin kaepernick national anthem controversy. the sticker a bar is using to denounce a plus, tracking the tropics. hurricane hunters will head toward invest 97l this morning. will this system turn into our next tropical storm? leigh spann has the latest in a bit. good morning. welcome to news channel 8 today. i'm gene ramirez. >> and i am gayle guyardo. let's head to leigh spann. f0 >> that's right. now the hurricane hunters are scheduled to go in this morning. they went in yesterday and found strong winds but not a
wednesday and leslee lacey has the wednesday commute. >> that's right. we have a couple issues going on. some things pop up and then clear up. i-4 a great drive through plant city right now, no delaysment but over here in polk county, westbound i-4, kathleen road in the heart of lakeland, an accident. all cleared up but just remaining vehicles to the right shoulder. it won't slow you down. traffic is getting busier in general. we are seeing more vehicles out there. and look at this, 275 hillsborough avenue, heading into downtown now. that's a look at weather and traffic. back to gene and gayle. >> leslee, thank you. right now, the it's just two weeks into the baseball season but players in st. petersburg could be striking out soon. the sports management company that manages the league is holding back payments collected from fees. mary mcguire is live in st. pete this morning. good morning. parents have got to be upset
reporter: that's right. parents are outraged over all of this. nearly 300 kids participate in the little league system and their season could be over before it's really started this year. now this all links back the to a company that is based out of allen, texas that is holding back payments collected from fees. 8 on your side contacted the owner who said the credit card processor froze his account after after parents in utah began asking for refunds. >> we're trying to do some temporary short-term things and we have discussed that with the northeast little league and treasurer. we are caught in the middl and we are at the mercy of merchant bank releasing the funds. >> reporter: parents say they don't buy the explanation and parents are now pitching in through a gofundme account to try to keep this thing going. st.petersburg police say they don't believe any criminal wrongdoing is happening here but they have forwarded a complaint to authorities in texas to look into this. the company says they are being held hostage by their own bank but they have no idea when it
all of these kids and hundreds of kids playing in the little league team here, they're left in limbo. back to you gene. >> and all they want to do is have a good time, play ball, be active and now the adult problems. mary, thank you. happening today, remembering a baseball star with ties to the bay area. tonight the high school will had hold a memorial for miami marlins pitcher jose fernandez. he and two friends died over the weekend when the boat they were on crashed into rocks. fernandez''s story captured the hearts of the bay area when he made a harrowing escape from cuba and settled in tampa. >> reporter: gayle, good morning jose fernandez is being remembered f0 all over florida, coaches, rrent players and students will remember him at the high school later tonight for a vigil. earlier this week, miami marlins teammates remembered him on the field. watch as friend and teammate dee gordan gets this lead-off home run in the first game
it's deep. and it's gone! gordan has hit it out and the marlins have a 1-0 lead! >> reporter: gordan ran the bases proudly. finally signaling to his friend. when he hit the dugout, he was hugged and high-fived by every teammate. and now fernandez and two friends were killed when the boat they were in crashed at full speed early sunday morning. he was an up and coming star in the majors and announced recently that he was going to be a dad. those who knew him from his days in high school tell us he was a fantastic player and a terrific person all around. again, that vigil starts here at 7:30 tonight. and meanwhile, the miami herald is reporting he and the friends went out on the boat around 2:00, 3:00 in the morning on sunday because he got into an argument with his girlfriend and he apparently needed to relieve some stress. gayle, but regardless, so sad to see somebody gone so young.
like, slow him down. show him my message. it was a warning. what a sad, sad ending to this story. thank you, ryan. breaking news overnight, word leaders are remembering former israeli prime minister shimon peres. he was one of israel's most admired leaders and considered a warrior for peace. he is credited with brokering a peace deal with palestinians in the 1990s. president barack obama praised him for his commitment to pursuing peace. he was 93 years old. hands down, the most talked about story on wfla.com and our facebook and twitter pages, a bar owner's protest against colin kaepernick. >> it's raising eyebrows. this person is showing disappoint. in the san francisco 49er's quarterback national anthem controversy. redyth censullo is here in the studio. and you have some dedales on
>> reporter: yes, here is why. the lakeland bar owner is making a point where people take a pit stop. take a look at this. stickers resembling mini kaepernick jerseys are stuck to a couple urinals in polk county. we can't show you the full decal because let's just say it rhymes with kaepernick. the bar owner's son is a marine. he says he finds kaepernick's stand against the national anthem offensive. >> i do believe in freedom of speech and everything like that. st a little message, don't disrespect the flag and our military. and this gives you a little chance to disrespect his jersey, so to speak. >> reporter: now for those who don't agree with the stance there, are facilities that don't have the stickers. and for those who do agree, he has had extra decals printed up. so i've reached out to colin
back from him, i will let you know if i do. since it was posted to our news channel 8 facebook page, more than 2200 people have reacted. you can voice your comments on the news channel 8 facebook page. >> and some people think this is disrespectful. i had somebody and me, where does this end? we just disrespect each other back and forth and? >> ultimately it's freedom of speech for both parties. >> yeah. >> you decide. >> i can't believe you haven't heard back from colin kaepernick. >> yeah, i just talked to him on the phone. no, just kidding. still dark out there. still waiting on the sun to rise and a cup showers in the gulf of mexico to start pushing their way closer to shore. i will give you the closest one. just a spot of rain west of new port richey and hudson off the
up to about 83 at 11:00. 87 at 2:00. and then high temperature of 88 degrees should happen around 3:00 p.m. and our rain chances go up to 30%. and these scattered storms today and tomorrow are actually ahead of an approaching cold front. so what's the impact from that cold front? not much? but a little bit. a little less humid and fewer storms north of i-4 friday and saturday and then the humidity comes back. the hurricane hunters on their way, tropical wave right now. more information throughout the morning. 30% rain chance today. 40% tomorrow. and notice friday, just a 20% chance. we check in now with traffic on the 8s and make sure everything is moving along this morning. we have this accident in lakeland. it was never slowing you down and now it's completely gone. let's take a look here at i-4. and we did see flashing lights here before. we've just got one remaining vehicle off to the right shoulder here. the accident is completely clear. that's great news.
look at south tampa, just a quick reminder, some closures on macdill. and this is right by the selmon expressway. and manhole repair work, lois avenue. that should wrap up later today. back to gene and gayle. >> thank you, leslee. moms, morning sickness may not be all bad. still ahead, new research
that says it could for mom and baby. >> who knew? and a bay area charity that helps high school girls pay for home coming and prom hit by thieves. what burglars got away with. you're watching news channel 8
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we are learning new information this morning about a tampa toddler's shooting death. according to police, there's evidence the little girl's father may be to blame. 8 on your side obtained the search warrant related to the death of the 18-month-old. witnesses told police the little girl shot herself by accident at the apartments in tampa more than a week ago but a dcf investigation found that her father may have shot her while he was handling the gun. right now though, the father is
right now, clearwater police are investigating a cold hearted burglary. bay area charity that helps disadvantaged high school girls enjoy home coming and prom is hit by thieves. coming up, what you can do to help out. you're watching news channel 8 today. across america, tensions are running high man. police claim the man was acting erratically and would not comply with police commands and aimed an object at the police officers before he was shot. the police chief revealed that object was not a weapon but hasn't said yet what it was. the shooting is sparking outrage in the african-american community. protesters gathered at the scene demanding answers. the police chief is calling for calm as the investigation begins.
wells fargo as the bank is now launching a probe into its fraudulent account scandal. the ceo will forfeit a big chunk of his 2016 salary including his bonus and $41 million in stock awards. the board of directors alleges announced they're -- directors announced they're launching an investigation into the company's sales practices. parents listen to this, you will for tyson chicken nuggets. the company issued a recall after discovering plastic in some of the nuggets. it includes the fully cooked chicken with the use by date of july 18th, 2017. they came in five and 20-pound packages. for more detail, head to wfla.com. in an 8 on your side medical report, feeling nauseous during pregnancy can
find out, it might be a good thing. new research out and what it reveals about your pregnancy. reporter: expectant mother amy knows the term morning sickness a misnomer. >> about 2:00 to 5:00 in the afternoon are my worst times. >> reporter: nausea and vomiting that plagues so many pregnant women can be miserable. and now scientists say it's a good sign the pregnancy is going well. >> exhale. >> reporter: researchers study nearly 800 pregnant women, all had previously endured at least one miscarriage. those with nausea and vomiting were less likely to lose their current pregnancy. >> it can help provide reassurance that at the end of the day, they have a healthy pregnancy. >> reporter: of course, many pregnant women have no symptoms and feel great. doctors say those lucky ladies should not be troubled by the latest study. >> it doesn't mean there's a problem with the pregnancy.
without having all of that. >> reporter: some women say ginger helps their nausea and others swear by crackers. the good news for many women, all of that retching will be well worth it in about nine months. so the reason pregnancy can induce nausea is unclear but doctors believe it might have something to do with the rising hormone levels in a woman's body. you feel so miserable you start to think, maybe something is wrong. i used to have to keep a bucket next to me back in the day. >> that's terrible. the only morning sickness i had was in college after a night out. i can't relate. >> it's kind of the same, i think. i don't know. >> only every day. >> right, exactly. >> that's terrible. i'm glad there's a benefit to it there. >> let's check in with leigh. well, good morning to you. hopefully your morning is okay. we have a couple showers out in the gulf of mexico.
they come onshore. here's a tiny one. the other thing, one small area of rain off pasco county coastline. that's why i left in a 10% chance for a spotty shower near the coast. most of you just fine this morning. no rainfall, 77 degrees at 8:00. and a few more storms by the lunch break, by 4:00 p.m., wednesday would be almost over, ringing the bell on the day, 30% rain chance in the afternoon, about 88 degrees. it's not quite as cool as 78 in tampa. 79 in st. petersburg. 75 in bradenton. and this just gives you the perspective, basically two degrees warmer now than we were 24 hours ago. and a lot has to do with the onshore wind flow that's being created by this slowly sinking front. that's why the showers near the shore in the morning. and they get pushed farther and farther east and caught up in the motion of the flow through the evening. tomorrow though, this ever so slow moving cold front is going to be closer.
better rain chance in the afternoon. 40% rain chance. and then slightly drier. especially for northern areas on friday. leslee, how about traffic on the 8s? great speeds on 275 in and out of downtown tampa. i-4 to the howard frankland bridge looks great. bearss avenue to i-4, only a 10 minute commute. and let's take a live look at the howard frankland bridge. wonderful drive here. and also i-4 right around kathleen road, that acnt roadway but still a good drive throughout polk county. and new accident, county line road west of 75 and we have a collision here. this is at the pasco hillsborough county line. it is tying up lanes on county line road but no delays yet. and we still have an accident to the side of the roadway, northbound 75 in palmetto right before you get to 275. and overall, a great drive on the sunshine skyway bridge. only about 10 minutes between each of the toll plazas and
frankland bridge. courtney campbell causeway up to speed as well. that's a look at weather and traffic.
back the to gene and gayle. >> thank you. calling all college student, if you are applying for financial aid, you will want to stick around for this. >> which application is out early. plus, been smelling funky? could be your clothes. why your washer could be to blame. that's next on news channel 8
some big changes for college students applying for financial aid. starting saturday, family cans start filling out the free application for the free central student aid, that's three months earlier than before. it's important to fill out the forms as soon as possible since many universities doll out aid
owners of some front- loading washing machines could be in for cash because of a mold problem. the three companies are part of a class action lawsuit. some complain mold grew in the machines and ruined their clothes. the companies are offering a $50 payment rebate on the next machine or reimbursement on repairs, however there is a deadline to file a claim in the next two weeks. head to wfla.com for a link to the claim forms. if it ruined a whole load. >> maybe just underwear. >> even that can be expensive. >> let's move on. the controversy involving republican presidential candidate donald trump and a former miss universe. >> what the former beauty
queen is saying about the names she claims trump called her. first, a live look outside. beautiful downtown tampa. the beautiful hillsborough river all lit up. weather and traffic on the 8s coming your way in three
it's 6:28. a few showers, even a couple lightning strikes off the citrus coastline and in the gulf of mexico this morning. you can see when you look outside at the veterans ford camera, clear skies, the sun has yet to come up. it's 74 degrees. but on those roads, we will see a couple school bus. small rain chance near the coast. inland storms when they get dropped off from school, leslee. and looking at the veterans expressway camera, traffic is moving at good speeds but a lot of vehicles on the veterans expressway. meanwhile, county line road west of 75, apparently this accident has cleared or it was never here. could have been a duplicate. this is not too far
aand a popped up around the same time period. in the land o'lakes area, that may be tying up lanes.
a star remembered. fans will say good-bye to ho sequel fernandez. more on the celebration of his life just ahead. and c league team cheated out of thousands of dollars. why the missing money could keep the young players off the field. plus, a former miss universe at the center of a political storm involving fat shaming. what she has to say about the ugly war of words. good morning. welcome to news channel 8 today. i'm gayle guyardo. >> and i'm gene ramirez. >> thank you for waking up with us on this wednesday. we are keeping an eye on the tropical wave and whether or not it will impact us here.
hurricane hunters took off and left from san juan and just in the outskirts of the system now. this is a gps following them. this is where the plane actually is. so far, they have found a wind speed of 33 miles per hour. they'll go through the center several times and throughout the morning, we will get more and more information. the hurricane hunters flew into it yesterday and did not find a closed circulation but they did find strong winds. so they'll closed circulation. over the next several day, heads into the central caribbean. this stops at about saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. after that, it gets picked up by a dip in the jet stream and is expected to head almost due north. so our concern would be how far west does this go before it heads north. all of the computer models have been consistent. and we are not taking our off of it for sure.
strikes off the crystal river coast as well. so i left in the small rain chance this morning, 10% near the coast. most of you obviously dry. and the rain chances go up 30% after 2:00 p.m. and storms push east of 75 with a high temperature of 88. in weather and traffic on the 8s, i have the eight-day temperature trend. we have a good drive. a couple issues pop up here and there but nothing that's slowed you down too much. a wonderful drive through ybor city. veterans exsw looks good. southbound especially away from pasco and moving into hillsborough county. and this crash cleared up, county line west of 75, but near the land o'lakes area, still one working, state road 54 at livingston avenue. and let's take a live look, westbound kathleen road right at i-4, activity to the shoulder but the crash cleared. that's a look at weather and traffic.
happening today, remembering a major league baseball player with ties to the tampa area gone too soon. ami marlins pitcher jose fernandez was killed in a boating accident over the weekend. he was a stand-out player in hillsborough county helping the baseball team there win championships during his sophomore and senior years. ryan hughes joins us live from there. students, faculty and former teammates are all coming together tonight to remember jose fernandez. >> reporter: that's right, gene. a candle light vigil is set for 7:30 just days after the tragic boating accident in ut this week, staffing coaches reflected on a phenomenal player and a phenomenal person. listen. >> to us, he was like a comet that we were able to harness for three years and then we let go for the rest of the world to see. >> reporter: jose fernandez was set to start on monday but instead the team held a touching tribute. he fled his native cuba when he was just 15 years old. he and his mom settled here in
star on the mound. he was drafted in 2011 becoming part of the then florida marlins. coaches tell news channel 8 he would return here often to help mentor the high school players. back here live where you see a sign remembering him, the vigil gets underway at 7:30 tonight at the high school. >> can't wait to see that. by all accounts, somebody who touched a lot of lives and enjoyed the game of baseba happening today, a lakeland mental health counselor is accused of sexually assaulting his clients. he was arrested tuesday night. police tell us that he inappropriately touched two of his patients during sessions claiming it was part of their treatment. investigators believe there could be more victims. anyone who has information is asked to call lakeland police. florida is stepping up the
bondi issued an emergency order outlawing pinky on the streets. according to medical examiners, the drug is cheap and easy to get online. another risk, its 50 times more potent than heroin. this drug is blamed for three reported deaths in pinellas county. right now, a pinellas county little league organization is in danger of striking out after parents say they were cheated out of nearly $35,000 by a sports management company. news channel 8's mary mcguire is live in st. petersburg. mary, where did all this money go? >> reporter: gayle, this all goes back to the sports management company that is in charge of the little league team. they are having their own financial troubles. families here say they forked over almost $35,000 in fees to the texas-based sports management company. and now the owner says a credit card snafu is keeping him from releasing the money back to the league so that they can pay bills.
>> you know, almost 300 kids playing baseball here in the fall. and we owe thousands of dollars to local, you know, printers and shirt people and landscape people. and you know, we owe a lot of money. >> reporter: now 8 on your side contacted the owner of the company who told us his credit card processor froze his account so he is at the mercy of the merchant bank releasing the funds. in the meantime, parents have established a gofundme account to try and help the players, keep them on the field for the rest of the season. for the company and if there's criminal activity involved, st. petersburg police say they don't believe that anything fraudulent is happening here but that's little consolation the to the families here that depend on the league to disperse the funds so their kid cans keep playing ball, gayle. you heard, there's nearly 300 kids that participate in this league and they are depending on this. a high school has filed a lawsuit. it start when had the school made to it the champion game
start with the pre-game prayer but the florida high school athletic association officials told the team they could not broadcast the prayer over the stadium loud speakers. >> the students have a right and freedom under the first amendment to exercise their right of speech. free speech in america. my concern is that our students have come under the understanding that the first amendment no longer protects them. >> the florida high school athletic association isn't saying they haven't received the the official paper work. now to an 8 on your side consumer alert, stopping skimmers. a new florida law will take effect late they are week. the new law increases the penalties for installing the devices which means more time behind bars and it increases penalties on those who steal credit card information and requires gas station owners to take measures to protect their customers from skimmers. the new law starts on ctober
right now, many around the world are mourning the death of former israeli president shimon peres. he suffered a massive stroke two weeks ago. he is known as one of the founders of israel. he shared a nobel peace prize for negotiating a peace deal. president barack obama called him a friend who forced us to expect more of ourselves. he was 93 years old. time for weather and traffic on the 8s. >> and we're just starting to brighten slightly. remember our daylight hours are going to get shorter and shorter now. here's a live look from polk county. and just the glimmer of daylight. 71degrees at that location. by 7:00 a.m., 76 degrees. and we warm up quickly once that sun does rise. by 10:00 a.m., 81. 85 at noon. around 3:00 p.m., high temperature of 88 degrees. what about the rainfall potential? with an onshore wind or winds from gulf, pushes one or two showers to the shoreline
potential is almost all west of 75 before lunchtime. after that, we will get pockets of rain that push through eastern hillsborough county and making it into polk county and highlands county. and everybody seeing basically less than an inch of rain. maybe a few spots where you get heavier downpours. and the temperature trend, i think emoji man is happy about it, 88 today which is average. 87 tomorrow. down to 86 friday. but right back up for the next week. we will check in now with traffic on the 8s to make sure everything is tren we have some issues, though. heading into rush hour. this is typical. you start to see accidents popping up and some slow and go traffic through ybor city. 301 to 275, a 10 minute commute. and word from fhp, there was an accident in there, i-4 westbound right near 275. and veterans expressway still looks good. let's talk about pasco county. i am seeing delays here north, southbound, all directions here approaching the intersection of
avenue where we have a collision. and state road 54 at livingston avenue
; accident there. and also 301 at progress boulevard. when i come back, a live look at traffic in tampa. that's weather and traffic on the 8s. back to gene and gayle. >> we will check back. thank you. an apple a day may keep the doctor away but it could help solve a stinky problem. >> yeah, that story still ahead. plus, fat shaming and presidential politics. coming up, how a former miss universe ended up in the middle it's 6:40 and you're watching
i wore a badge for 38 years knowing how much you trusted us to keep you safe. yet when a officer was killed in action florida was not doing enough to give their families the help they desperately needed. dana young understood. that was wrong, so we changed that law. to ensure these families get the benefits they are entitled to and the honor they deserve. dana young has our back and she has yours. a return to common sense. in your vote, donald trump will campaign in iowa and wisconsin today. you can expect to see more trump ads in the coming days. trump is planning a major
$18 million following monday's presidential debate. and trump told rally attendees tuesday night that he won the first debate citing online debate polls. hillary rodham clinton will come pain with senator bernie sanders in new hampshire today. timm cain will campaign with the former cam pain with the former second retear of navy. the issue of body shaming is a hot topic in politics. >> oh, yeah, the woman crowned miss universe 20 years ago says that donald trump called her miss piggy along other things. news channel 8's meredyth censullo joins us now. we will hear more about this all day today. >> reporter: yeah, a lot of people talking. you can see her there, a beautiful curvy woman, she was
crowned miss universe in 1996. she was mentioned by hillary rodham clinton during monday night's debate. and in an interview airing this morning on the "today" show, she says she was fat shamed by trump and then he called her miss piggy and miss housekeeping. trump was the executive producer of miss universe at the time. and she says treatment was normal for him like that in 1997. >> yes, it's hard for me. and i don't want that moment. because i worked really hard to forget. >> reporter: now she is responding to critics on twit they are morning. she tweeted, i am not a woman of politics. i received threats and insults and false accusations. enough. i am just supporting. now overnight, hillary rodham clinton clinton's campaign tweeted 20 years after donald bullied a beauty pageant winner for her weight, the real
trump's campaign last night posted to facebook that it was a great honor for trump to meet with some hispanic community leaders in miami on tuesday and he is grateful for the kind words and support. now again, that interview coming up on the today show in just a couple minutes. gene-- >> and we will be watching. meredyth, thank you. jeb bush is headed to harvard. he will be a guest lecturer there at the jfk school of government. he delivers the first lecture tomorrow course titled the political economy of the school and he is helping out with faculty-led student groups and events there at harvard. community members joined activists near a memorial outside of the home of keith lamont scott. the man killed by charlotte police. the memorial started with just a few flowers last week and expanning with a recent vigil. and scott's family disputes the police department's claim that he had a gun and refused to
do so. the shooting sparked days of deadly violent protests. a man is in critical condition after an officer involved shooting in phoenix tuesday night. police say the suspect rammed a patrol car after a routine traffic stop. and another officer in an unmarked vehicle saw the suspect raising a hand gun and opened fire hitting the suspect. no police officers were injured two. hand guns were found inside and the car. and right now, evacuations are underway for residents in the mountains in california and you can see why. all that thick smoke. there on the horizon. this fire scorched over 2,000 acres. you can see here, this one home completely engulfed. at least one home and six structures have been destroyed. no injuries reported at this time. the fire is just 10% contained. in this morning's medical report, new government data revealed the teen birthrate
researchers say births have been declining because teens are less sexually active and those who are more likely to use contraception. garlic breath, it's the price we pay but you now you may be able to eat garlic guilt- free. eating raw apple, fresh mint and lettuce can help the odor. those foods contain compounds that help break down the strong, smell which is a thing because i put garlic in everything including my eggs. it's delicious. >> or just brush your teeth. >> there's that. >> and a saled too after the pasta dish. >> yeah, apple. let's get a check on -- >> this is news you can use right here. let me tell you. beautiful morning. the hundred due day of new port richey, the sun -- the hyundai of new port richey, the sun bringing a lot of color to the sky. it's warmer than yesterday.
flow and you see the showers off the shoreline. some may continue to get a little closer so it would want be a big rain chance this morning but not out of the question. you would see one of these stray showers along the coast. so while most of us are headed to work, we're fine, 77 degrees. by noon, a few more storms. a 20% rain chance at that point, 85 degrees. and when it's 4:00 p.m., temperatures at 88 degrees and the storms that form will be mainly east of 75. notice they'll farther inland as the day goes on. 73 in plant city. and 37 in clearwater. and 23478 tampa. and-- 78 in tampa. and warmer by about two degrees. not much but it has to do with this extra moisture. green color, lots of moisture for the storms today and tomorrow south of this front. we will call it the drier air, the red color lags behind the front so the northern areas get to feel it but not for long. the moisture comes right back. you see that in the rain
and back up to 40% monday. how about traffic on the 8s? well, westbound i-4, slow- and-go traffic through ybor city and in pockets. sometimes it looks better and then sometimes worse. we had an accident that's cleared from the roadways. that's good news. and let's take a look at travel times, bearss avenue down to i- 4, 20 minutes on your commute. and that's southbound on 275. again, i-4 now switching over to 275. and this is right around hillsborough. seeing the slowing into downtown tampa. as we mo at the travel time through ybor, about 11 minutes. veterans expressway, still looks very good. although there's a lot of vehicles out there. pasco county area, we have a lot of delays approaching the intersection of 41 and 52 up here in the land o'lakes area. and this is actually an accident at malibar. might be closer to the intersection. state road 54 at livingston avenue, no delays there. and we have an accident 301 right at the selmon expressway.
directions. that's a look at weather and traffic and back to gene and gayle. >> thank you. another reason we love living near florida and the water. take a look. this is a friendly dolphin showing off at the park in st. pete. thank you to lauren clark who sent the video to us. nice little guy. just having fun out there. >> the second time we have seen this right there off the shoreline. and i saw the fish swimming and now i know why. >> yeah, just a couple days ago, a little >> yes. what you need to know before you walk out the door is next. >> including a little league's major league money problem. why the league is scrambling for cash.
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. jolly opposes a woman's right to choose and voted to defund planned parenthood and deny women access to basic health care woman 5: i have 3 words for
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news channel 8's mary mcguire is live with a look at who the league blames for this cash crunch. >> reporter: well, almost 300 kids participate in this league but now they are left in limbo after the sports management team in charge of this league is having financial issues. now parents at northeast little league say they forked over nearly $35,000 in fees to the texas-based sports management company. but now the owner says a credit card snafu is keeping him from releasing the money back to their bills. parents have started a gofundme page to try to help with the expenses. mary mcguire, news channel 8 today. >> thank you. tonight a candle light vigil will be held for miami marlins pitcher jose fernandez. it will be held at the baseball field tonight at 7:30. he was killed in a boating accident over the weekend. people are mourning the loss of former israeli
93. he shared a nobel peace prize for brokering a peace deal. his condition worsened after suffering a massive stroke two weeks ago. and a lakeland mental health counselor will face a judge today. police say he inappropriately touched two patients during their sessions claiming it was part of their treatment. police shot and killed a man in california claiming he would not comply with commands. he aimed an object at police officers before he was shot. the police chief said it was not a weapon but hasn't said what it was. a lakeland bar owner is placing stickers resembling mini colin kaepernick jerseys on the urinals. only he has altered the name. he says he finds the refusal to stand for the national anthem offense and i this is why he is doing this. this is the way he is showing
some are supporting the stunt but others are outraged. we are hearing from a lot of people on social media and wfla.com. what a beautiful start to this wednesday. the lake club in lakewood ranch shows the sun rising. about 20 minutes before the sun actually comes up. 72degrees at that location. 78 in tampa. st.pete, 80. bradenton, 75. plant city, 73. lakeland, 72. a few coastal showers. a couple through the morning hours before the rain chances go up to 30% late the storms push inland. and tomorrow, better rain chance at 40%. and could see the morning coastal showers. and drier for friday and maybe a touch less humid. fall is starting to come. >> all right. looking at traffic right now, folk, hitting the brake, 24 minutes bearss avenue down to i-4, traveling southbound on 275. out to pinellas looks good into tampa. not so hot. and ybor city, westbound, very slow here, 12 minutes 301 to the 275, that will continue to
looks good. let's take a look at pasco county. as i zoom in, a delay here coming away from u.s. 41, a crash at state road 52. it's slow there. and let's take a live look at traffic, 275, this is right around hillsborough avenue, moving over to the other camera, slow southbound. and then also a little bit slow- and-go westbound i-4 away from ybor city. that's typical coming up on "today," don't miss the interview with the former miss universe, something we will talk about all day the. >> and
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like hearing the sound of your own voice. get more choices you love, now with all day breakfast. good morning. breaking news. shimon peres, israel's former prime minister, has died. leaders from around the world paying tribute to his visionary leadership and his unrelenting drive for peace in the middle east. victory laps. donald trump and hillary clinton both claiming wins ie most-watched debate ever. >> one down, two to go. >> almost every single poll had us winning the debate against crooked hillary clinton. >> as the former miss universe who was thrust into the showdown steps forward in an interview with nbc news. >> what were the names that he called you? >> miss piggy, miss housekeeping, miss eating