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? ? ? right now on newschannel 8 today at 11:00. >> investigators now focussing on cameras, the black box and the engineer of a new jersey commuter train that crashed a little more than 24 hours act. coming up, among the new mother with ties to florida. plus the tulsa police officer who shot and killed an unarmed man last week was in court this morning. she just made her plea. we'll tell you how things played it in court less than an hour ago. this morning, celebration at the european space agency, a mission that lasted 4,597 days is over. the explosive straight ahead. good morning. i'm gene ramirez. >> i'm stacie schaible. thank you for joining us.
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with an update on hurricane matthew. >> mt. last minute ago, we got an update that it is a major hurricane, the second of season, a category three, wind at 115 miles per hour in the caribbean, moving west/southwest. it's going to drift down, remain a category 3 hurricane before making the turn to the north on sunday. when it makes that turn to the north will be critical as to much impact the state of florida will. have it's expected to pass by jamaica as a category 3 monday morning, cross over cuba, through bahamas, weakening to a category 3. it's way off the coast but we're keeping an eye on it. the hurricane hunters have been trying in on this storm. the strongest wind speeds, 113
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they upgraded to a category 3 hurricane. almost all the computer models, making that turn to the north, pushing it to the bahamas. a couple models get it close to the east coast of florida, which is one reason why we're not taking our eye off this until we make sure it turns to the north. weave been watching a couple of tiny showers all morning long that have pushed on shore, spring hill, you're getting a and spotty showers in the southern portion of sarasota. not a huge chance. rain chances going up slightly for sunday and monday. matthew expected to stay off the east coast but that track could change. we'll talk more coming up. >> we'll check back, leigh,
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thought to be stolen from a memorial at alonso high school has been found. it was apparently misplaced. a family found it and returned it. developing now, we're learning more about the woman, who was tragically killed in the train cash in new jersey. she does have tied to florida. there are questions can about the crash. the 34-year-old was a marri where she got her mba. she's a native of brazil. she was standing on the platform when the plane crashed. more than 100 people were hurt. the terminals crashed. >> we were pulling into the station. everything felt normal. the we were going at a descent rate of speed and didn't stop. there was a jolt.
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there was a crash. we didn't know what it was. >> we're told the engineer is being cooperate active. the ntsb is going through surveillance video and analyzing data. happening now, the teenager suspected of shooting is up a south carolina elementary school playground is in court his hearing started minuting ago at 11:00. right now, the judge is deciding whether authorities can keep him in custody. the teen is accused of and killing his father before opening fire on townville elementary school, where he shot two students and a teacher. the tampa police department got a huge donation. it will equip officers are protective vests. >> it goes over their uniform and is designed to be put on during the active shooter
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is. >> 75 police officers will be given this protection with hopes that at this time will never be use canned. tampa police officers are well aware of the dangers they face every time they leave home and hit the streets of tampa. this new equipment gives additional protection and peace of mine. >> i don't know i have babies and he has babies. i feel department top buy the kits. >> the community and police, we have a lot of problems and a lot of things to work through. doing something good and doing something right, that can only help the problem, not hurt. >> it the shooting at pulse nightclub is orlando in june underscores the dangers police face. active shooting situations are on the ride and they hope the vests, designed to be worn over existing body armour, will keep officers safe. >> when the bad guys start shooting at them, they have a
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i think that's a good thing. >> so do the officers, who put their lives on the line. >> the job that i do, it's my profession and anything helps, anything to help me get home. >> police leadership home to equip all 1,000 tampa officers with these. all new in the last officers, tulsa police officer betty shelby pleading not guilty. prosecutors say shelby shot the man unnecessarily and unlawfully. she could be convicted to four years to life in prison. new overnight, dignitaries from around the world gathered
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former president bill clinton also in attendance. in his eulogy, clinton said he was israel's biggest dreamer. >> his critics often claimed he was a naive overly optimistic dreamer. they were only wrong about the naive part. new knew what he feels doing. >> perez died earlier this week after suffering a stroke. he was 93. new this morning, it is mission accomplished for european space agency. after 12 years, the rosette ros
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rosetta mission is over. your ss ing the explosion of excitement. the spacecraft spent years orbiting the space rock and took incredible pictures and measurements. scientists say the information collected by rosetta has forever changed our understanding of comets. today is day one of a two-day job fair at tampa international airport. among the traffic specialists and dispatchers. hiring managers will be in the hillsborough county aviation board room. you can find it at the main terminal at tia. know that you must be able to work rotating shifts and successfully pass a background check and polygraph test. you can find more information on our website at wfla.com. it's friday. that means the friday night football. >> that's right. the nature coast tech high school sharps are prepared to
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competition tonight on the gridiron. . >> and dozens of students got up early with newschannel 8 before the game with this pep rally with 93.3 wflz. one shark super fan explains what school pride means to her. >> we have the best students, the best faculty. it is the awesome to be a part of the family. >> the sharks are so far this season. kickoff is at 7:30 tonight in brooksville. coming up, a grieving wife wanted closure following her husband's death. >> for 19 days the, his body couldn't be created. she designed to call behnken. an 8 on your side warning at sweepstakes scams. we're back in 3 minutes. you're watching newschannel 8
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. welcome back. super bowl li still months away. we have no idea which teams will be playing, but we do know who was personaling in half time show. >> lady gaga is taking the stage that the nfl and pepsi announcing the flamboyant actress will take the stage. not long ago, she sang the national game at the bowl game earlier this year. i've heard on social media beyonce might make an appearance. they have songs they're collaborating on. >> that would be huge. she was such a beautiful voice
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them. beautiful. this morning we've seen a couple of showers come on shore. let me show you veterans ford in tampa .007 of an inch of rain. 86 degrees and still getting spotty showers. i'll zoom in citrus, hernando, spring hills. east extra humid, where that happened. we're getting some in hardee, desoto, moving west to east. at 1:00, spotty with the amount of rain, 86 degrees. by 3:00, 4:00, 84 degrees. then the storms will linger through 7:00, just in time to be heading out to the gridiron across the high school football games. scattered storms right around
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an end by the time the halftime show is performing. may by lady gaga is at your halftime show, 83 degrees, 77 degrees for the final point. while the rain is near you or right on top of you, you get a brief moment that it cools downe fishhawk, 85. feels like 94 in plant city. obviously, high humidity. there's a cold front across the north. across the i-10 panhandle, it's been nice today, feeling like fall. the cold front did not get here. we continue to be more humid than yesterday due to the extra moisture coming off the gulf. scattered downpours will continue until 7:00. the front is going to lift back to the tomorrow. the wind shift comes out of the southeast tomorrow.
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then we'll get the thunderstorms to roll back in here for your saturday. 88 degrees this afternoon. numerous storms, kind of spotty around the area, still a little bit on the humid side. evening showers come to an end, low 73. tomorrow a 30% rain chance in the afternoon, 40 and 50% rain chance sunday and monday. next week, the forecast depends on hurricane matthew goes on. more on that coming up. we have an warning about responding to sweepstakes mailings, claiming you won a million dollars. a retiree did that and now he's broke. he responded and was told he needed to send in a small fee and then another small fee and eventually sent in $1600. >> the fact that he sent him little checks in the beginning
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more and more money showed me it was a scam. >> here are red flags to look for. never send money to enter a sweepstakes on contest. it may be described as a processing fee. if you've been cheated, when you need help, she's on your side. better call behnken. >> prolonged pain and now the opportunity to husband's body to rest, a manatee county woman has been waiting nearly three weeks to fulfill her husband's wish to be cremated. that's when she new she better call behnken. shannon has been working to get answers for this family ever since. >> i was happy and blessed that you guys jumped on at this time and got it done. >> kathi's husband tom died suddenly 19 days ago. his heart stopped while buying
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then, in the middle of kathi's life-changing agony, she could not get approval to have tom's body cremated, all because his doctor refused to list a cause of death on his death certificate. >> nobody was communicating with each other. everybody was thinking about themselves, not thinking the about the actual situation. luckily with you drawing attention to it, everybody was cooperating and talking to you and getting it done. >> with nowhere else t kathi wrote me a facebook message i just couldn't ignore. >> i'm glad you had to drop everything for me and we got it done quicker. >> when i got your message, it touched me and i knew that's what i was doing on monday. >> i went to work talking to officials at the funeral home and went to the manatee county office and got officials to
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around. nobody is stepping up. it's unclear whose responsibility it is. >> they all had the same story. none of the doctors involved is wanted to be the one who sign off on the death certificate, even though hospital officials released the body, saying the death was natural. the without is the right paperwork, tom's body remained at the funeral home. after nudging from 8 on your side, paperwork was sign and kathi can begin to closure she deserves to move on. >> that's real >> you're welcome. >> thanks. >> you're welcome. >> kathi tells me tom's mother passed away in july and she plans to spread both of their ashes together in a memorial garden. shannon behnken. 8 on your side. >> if you have a problem that needs solving, call behnken. the number is on your screen. in our consumer watch this morning, facebook wants you and its 1.7 billion other users to streamline more live video.
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giant is planning a major ad campaign for facebook live in a bit to the persuade people to embrace what many celebrities already have. it will feature videos posted by facebook users. facebook live launched earlier this year and is key for mark zuckerburg, who says facebook is a video first company. then we have dunkin' to team up with coca-cola to launch cold coffee drinks. they will be early next year sold at grocery and convenience stores. parents, you want to pay attention to this tory. it could make for a great surprise present. disney is next in line. get ready for food wear inspired
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they could hit stores as early as next month. >> for those who can't get enough for pumpkin streets, mcdonald's is offered french fries covered in pumpkin and chocolate sauce. it's according to reports, this is a crowd pleaser but it's only available through the the end of october in case you happen to be flying to japan. >> i'm not sure about that one. >> why not? a little chocolate. it's sweetened pumpkin. it's not like you're putting -- >> can you go wrong with fries? >> you can't. it's the first weekend of october. football is in full swing.
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college, fourth week for the nfl. the big florida teams are going to be in action. we'll have a preview of what you need to know when it comes to watching the big games coming
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in sports this morning, florida state hopes to improve to 4-1, is hoping for a win over north carolina. the tar heels are also 3-1, they're only loss georgia. the knowles got blown out for louisville for their loss. kickoff in tallahassee at 3:30. at pair of 3-1 teams are also battling, the usf bulls taking on the cincinnati bear cats. florida has only had one loss.
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week. the buccaneers take on the broncos can here at home subject at home. it's a big week for the bucs. it's not going to be easy. the broncos qb, trevor, he was drafted way off jameis winston, but he's the starter sunday. under him, the depending super bowl champs, the broncos, are 3-0. cs the job done sunday. team canada is the world cup of hockey winner for 2016. the host team beat europe first. year on the board first and held a 1-0 lead until the 3rd period but canada ties it up and scored in the final minute on a power play. the canadians have not lost an international competition until 2010.
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your vote coverage. new personal attacks from donald trump and hillary clinton, police say say today breaking from tradition, taking sides. >> you may see this cake making rounds online today. the cake is real. the store behind it is not.
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right now on newschannel 8 today at 11:00. >> the latest coverage if your vote 2016, both presidential candidates are on the trail today. on latest personal attacks from both candidates coming up. and russia continues to launch air strikes in the rebel-held syrian city. what secretary of state john kerry has to stay about this. more protests in california over another officer-involved shooting. these protests for anything but
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more coming up. good afternoon i'm stacie schaible. >> i'm gene ramirez. thank you for joining us friday. let's get a check with leigh. lots happening with hurricane matthew. >> that's rights. the second major hurricane of the season here in just the last half hour. you can see a well-defined storm in the central portion of the caribbean, not really affecting too such land mass, 115 miles west/southwest at 12 miles per hour. it's going to drift to the south before turning north. it's going to remain category 3 status through sunday morning. most of the weekend, we don't need to worry about it. monday morning, it will come over jamaica, weakening
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hurricane through the bahamas. once morning, 100 miles per hour winds. right now the hurricane hunters have been flying the around in this storm, finding 113 miles per hour sustained winds -- or wind gusts. it's one of the reasons why they upgraded this to a category 3 hurricane. most of the computer models turning it to the north, taking it to the eastern bahamas. a couple of models are close to the east coast that's one of the reasons why we will keep an eye on it. we have rain in sarasota county. in our headlines, coastal showers will push more inland through the rest of the day and rain chances go up slightly next week. stacie and gene. now to coverage of your vote 2016. the presidential candidates, donald trump and hillary clinton are on the trail, trump in michigan and clinton in florida
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morning by both candidates. edward lawrence with the latest. . >> donald trump has a new tag line when it comes to hillary clinton. he repeated it as a rally in new hampshire. >> everything you need to know about hillary clinton sometimes referred to as crooked hillary, can be understood with a simple but very important phrase follow the money. >> still endorsements for clinton. in a surprise news, breaking usa today's tradition of not picking sides. usa wrote vote just not for donald trump. mike pence wrote a competing ad, saying is trump is ready to lead. clinton track's ability to lead the economy and repeated she
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>> i will not raise taxes on the middle class. >> as early voting starts in vehicle in iowa a, voters looking for an alternative. gary johnson made his second gasp this month in the national spotlight. he could not come up with his favorite world leader, living or dead. former florida governor jeb president. bush suggested held vote for libertarian nominee gary johnson johnson. bush would not return but said underneath donald trump or hillary clinton have his vote. >> i haven't made up my mind what i'm going to do. i'm going to voechlt i'm not going vote.
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trump or hillary clinton. >> sources say his father will vote for hillary clinton. across america this morning, more trouble for wells fargo. the bank is already reeling from a scandal over fake accounts and few has to pay over $24 million to settle justice department charges that it mistreated military members. 4 million because the bank seized cars without a court order. the extra 20 million is denies military members certain banking protection, including capping their interest rates at 6 %. wells fargo has apologize and says it will cooperate. take a look. in north carolina, severe flooding washing away roads. this is hoke county, where the flash floods ripped through the roads. this video is coming to us from raiford, north carolina. rescuers rescuing two people
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flooded. forecasters say some areas received almost 10 inches of rain overnight. so far, no injuries are reported. these two were part of at least 25 water rescues made thursday. protesters gathered for a third night in california after tuesday's officer-involved shooting is, the angry crowd shouting no justice, no peace. the video shows dozens of people blki down cars attempting to get through crowds. at one point, a motorcycle, trying to get through, is knocked down as protesters shouted at him. the morning, the internet is going mad by an alleged policy cake given to a woman by a deputy that he tased last year. it's not real.
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wohlers used his stun gun on stowe stephanie byron. the story is real. the came is not. the u.s. is on the verge of ending discusses with russia over the continued bombing of aleppo secretary of state says the bombing is unneeded. pope francis addressed the conflict during his visit to the country of georgia. he condemns the recent assault. later today, pope francis will issue a strong appeal for peace in syria and iraq, where christians are being attacked and driven from their homes.
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stolen from an amsterdam museum in 2002 have now been found. they've been recovered in naples italy. the museum said that the paintings had been removed from their frames are but appeared largely undamaged. the works are both from relatively early in van gogh's career. van gogh is considered the greatest dutch artist after rembrandt. and japan's government approved this morning a plan for a nearly $1.5 billion contract from a 2020 olympics. construction will begin in december with complete hopefully coming in november of 2019. now we're on to canada, where the duke and duchess are visiting. >> we love prince william and kate but in the story is not about them.
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dolled up, enjoying playing with the balloons and animals. by the way, great kids party. everybody, who gets those bounce houses, this does not compare. beautiful time. they look adorable. look how well they're dressed. >> adorable. >> i guess they don't stop at the department store like the rest of uses. >>. no they get whatever they want. coming up, the five-second rule. is there any truth we're going to take a look. do you know how to spot someone having a seizure or stroke? coming up, how a tampa woman is looking to educate the community. putting your money where your mouth. we're going to show you an awesome moment from the ryder
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ryder cup, and american fan heckling players from team europe. he claimed he could make a put that they kept missing the players invited him to put his money where his mouth was and added to the pressure by placing a $100 bill right next to the ball. you must see what happens. . [ cheering and applause ] >> i love usa fan david johnson with the put, he makes it. the crowd goes wild. his dance was pretty wild, too. we're just hoping the match between the best golfers wean the u.s. and europe has this much drama and that much fun. >> memorable moment. >> to be able to walk out there and do that, seven best golfers in the world would be like that's a lot of pressure. he took it like a champ.
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bill for him. >> we won't be spending that. we do have pockets of rain, blue skies mixed with clouds, lakewood ranch, 75 degrees. the freedom plaza in sun center, 95 degrees. nissan of venice, clouds. we've seen clouds in the venice area. this one area of rain in br in the last minute or some there's venice. around the north port area, heading toward arcadia, hardee area, pockets of rain. that's what i expect to happen. a better coverage of downpours by 3:00. maybe a few showers that linger through 7:00 when it's 84.
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north, north of citrus county. tallahassee, is pensacola in the low to mid-70s. i just had to show you. this we win. we have the highest temperature. we're at 84. look at the country. not a soul is as warm as we are. i guess we win. probably not. you're probably looking for coder air. this is case. we're going to see spotty shower this is 2:00, 3:00, 4:00. could see an inch of rain in the heavy spots. most sears will see around an inch of rain and it'll taper the off around 7:00 tonight. european forecast models for matthew, it's heading through the warm waters of caribbean, so it strengthens. that's why it's a mange hurricane. it turns toward cuba by tuesday afternoon.
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north. you may be asking why it is going to take the turn? there's going to be a dip in the jet stream plus the atlantic high. it hopefully draws this storm away from the east coast of florida. that will remain to be seen. we'll know more over the weekend, once the system makes the turn. a 30% rain chance saturday, 40% on for monday. leigh, thank you very much. right now, take a look at this. a power outage at universal studios in orlando has left riders stuck. firefighters helped remove the people stuck from several rides there. only two rides were unaffected. all the other rides affected by the power outage at universal studios in orlando.
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adventure. no riders were in distress or needed treatment. crews are continue to work to restore power at the teem park. a spokesperson says it's expected to happen short lie. >> the 2016 heart walk is coming up. newschannel 8 is committed to raising $100,000 once again. we need your help. fuccillo kia is matching the first $50,000 we the walk is. coming up november 12th at raymond james stadium. i walk every year because of my family. heart disease runs in my family. the i'd like to know your why. let me know. go to wfla.com. slurred speech, uncontrollable movements, partial paralysis, witnessing strokes can cause us to freeze or not to the know what to do.
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mission to educate our community. >> i was laying on our parents' bed and watching tv. the next thing i knew, i was laying on the floor. >> patty was diagnosed with epilepsy when she was 13 years old. she still suffers from seizures almost monthly. >> it brings only air out of my body, and i just go like that. >> her husband jumps in to help in moments like these, fears those with neurological disorders, if alone, can find themselves in trouble. so can those surrounded by people who don't know how to react. >> the one thing you don't want to do, contrary to an old wise tail, is put anything in their mouth. make the area safe, get them to the ground, roll them on their side. they won't choke on their
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he's one of several doctors helping patty create awareness. we need to learn how to help and patients can have full lives, like patty, a married mom with a career and a cause. >> i have a beautiful family. i didn't let epilepsy stop me from living a great life. >> great message. patty put together a neurology awareness fair so we can know how to identify the signs and know how to help people. it's happening tomorrow, saturday, from noon to edge water park in dunedin. >> it might night feel like autumn yet. that doesn't mean you can't get into the fall spirit. take apple picking. it's a popular fall event and good for your diet. apples have soluble fiber. they're versatile. they can be baked, cut up, put in oatmeal.
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the best website we found is pickyourown.org. >> love them with peanut butter. eating fruits and vegetables from the ground or trees pretty much safe but it is safe to seat food that has fallen on the floor within that five second rule? >> you know the old five second rule. scientists now are taking a closer look. kitchen hutcherson has the report. second rule. that's when you pick up dropped food within five seconds and convince yourself it's safe to seat. scientists have done studies on this rule. researchers are rutgers university has debunked it. they dropped watermelon, bread, bread with butter and gummy candy. then they examined the food.
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contamination was instant. it depends on how dirty the area is. some food for fought for floor eaters, the next time you consider you guys the excuse, consider this, while the odds are in your favor you won't get six, the foods you're putting in your mouth is contaminated. i'm kim hutcherson. >> you're just building up your immune syste >> if it's something like gummy bears where hair gets stuck on it, no. if you can blow pit off, it's down the gullet. halloween is just around the corner. >> you can kick off the event with your pup. excitement in store at ray jay. we'll tell you about it next.
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on your calendar, especially if you're a pet lover. >> it's a fun one, near and gear to gayle guyardo's heart. >> ray jay is going to the dogs. grab your leash and get ready for the dog halloween fest that kicks off tomorrow at raymond james stadium. look at this doing. they're getting ready for a tail-wagging good >> there's going to be costumes, rescues. it benefits the humane society. >> here are a few pictures from last year. 2,000 people showed up. there will be a national pet vaccine unit for vaccinations, imfew anization --
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>> sissy has a brother. >> sissy is a package deal. i have put information on wfla.com. >> very cute. >> the whether should be great. >> should be warm, steamy, afternoon storms. i see people there playing golf, 85 degrees. showers across the southern areas. 40% chance today, 30% said, 40% not a washout but still seeing afternoon storms. >> looking okay. thank you for joining us on this friday. have a great weekend. >> keep it here. we'll be back at 4:00 and 6:00 tonight, i will be. we'll see you then and have more
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