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right now on news channel 8 at 7:00. >> tonight we are tracking the tropics. hurricane matthew is gaining
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storm team 8 meteorologist ed bloodsworth joins us live. this storm completely different than 40 hours ago. >> even just 24 hours ago. it is now a category 4 storm going through what we call a rapid intensification cycle. this is the 5:00 p.m. advisory. maximum sustained winds at 140 miles per hour. make thanksgiving a strong category 4 storm. the movement west southwest now at 9 miles per hour. and pressure at 9:49. the pressure continues to fall. when that number goes down, your winds typically go up. there is the latest flight going out. they just dropped their instrumentation reporting a 78 mile-per-hour wind but they are not at the eye at this time here. we're likely to see higher readings in the next few hours.
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hurricane center keeping it a category 4 storm through saturday. then it's expected to weaken but still maintain status as a strong category 3 storm as it approaches jamaica. from there, it rolls off to the north as a category 2 storm entering the bahamas and the kind of uncertainty does include extreme southwest florida. the farther east it stays the better for the st florida. but uncertainty to where the system goes. we'll take a look at the full track in a few minutes. creepy clown sightings across the bay area are now laughing matter for police. news channel 8's jeff patterson reports it was a frightening experience. >> i seen a clown out by at track. all the kids were crying and
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and then called her mother. mrs. foster is angry because she believes school officials should have placed largo on lock down. >> i called the school and was told it's a rumor, it's okay. no, it's not okay. >> reporter: officers responded but didn't find any clowns. now in pasco county, they have multiple clown sightings. one parent reporting her child received a private facebook message from a clown by mr. wrinkles. his facebook page is complete with the creepiest of clown photos. the sheriff is asking people to report suspicious activity immediately. >> if you think criminal activity is going to, please notify us immediately. >> reporter: anyone making a false report about a clown can be arrested. news channel 8. it swallowed hundreds of millions of gallons of contaminated water dumping all
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the governor claims for weeks rick scott had no clue. but now one congress woman wants to know who, what and when. if rick scott kept this potential health threat quiet, steve andrews tells us gwen graham calls it all unacceptable. >> reporter: after touring the sinkhole site in mulberry earlier this week, fumbled answering one simple question: governor, when did you find out about the water loss incident? >> jerry can get you the time line -- >> reporter: was it 24 hours after it happened? his office later claimed governor scott was not informed of this potential environmental disaster until after 8 on your side broke the story. his own department of environmental protection knew
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the dark. congress woman gwen graham has following our reports. following our report that is 215 million-gallons of radio active water contaminated the aquifer, they started testing the wells of nearby homes. pinellas county is monitoring lakes and stream sampling and making sure and protecting our citizens than waiting to hear from someone else that something is going on. >> reporter: steve andrews, news channel 8. tonight a polk county man is behind bars for illegally using a milk crate. tim though troller is charged with stolen property for having a dairy crate on his bike. troller claimed he found the crate on the side of the road.
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shocked that something so small landed him in jail. >> it's silly to me. and besides, if it was, it shouldn't be enough to carry you to jail. >> his grandfather tells us he has a long criminal record, but he doesn't agree with this arrest. he is scheduled for his first appearance tomorrow morning. members of the school's booster club media following a theft hoping to encourage the crook to come clean. apparently it worked. the school district reported the family found a jersey inside an envelope and brought it to alongo this morning. they think media and social media shaming may have led to the return. >> story that is anger people can be shared. they go viral. so quickly on social media. so all it takes is just a retweet, a share, some comments
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the story. >> school leaders are delighted that jersey is back in their hands. sheriff detectives tell us this is still an open and active investigation. still ahead -- >> new protection for tampa police. coming up we're going to show you how protective these new vests are during an active shooter situation. >> i have received so many calls and emails about a window company that i knew it was to get involved.
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the tampa police department just got a huge donation, one that will equip officers with protective vests to be worn during a dangerous situation. the gear goes over the standard
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worn during an active shooter situation. >> reporter: at least 75 tampa police officers will be given this new layer of protection with the hopes that it never has to be used. tampa police officers lewis vargas and well rain anderson are well aware of the dangers they face. this new equipment gives them protection and peace of mind. >> i know i have babies, he has babies, everyone and i feel safer wearing this. >> reporter: the yared foundation donated more than $28,000 to the department to buy the point blank active shooter response kits. >> the community and the police, we have a lot of problems. we have a lot of things to work through, but doing something good and doing something right, that can only help the problem. >> reporter: the shooting at pulse night club in orlando in june underscores the dangers
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on the rise and he hopes the vests keep officers safe when they deal with evil. >> when the bad guys charlotte shooting at them, they got a better chance and i think that's a good thing. >> this is what i do, it's my profession and anything helps. anything that helps me get home to my loved ones. >> reporter: news channel 8. police leaders hope to eventually equip all 1,000 tampa officers with those gr a c.e.o. called the most hated man in america is asking somebody to punch him in the face. why mart shrekli -- wfla.com/heart walk for details.
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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 like mammograms and cancer screenings. woman 5: i have 3 words for david jolly... not for women. vo: house majority pac is responsible
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i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. i'd look her right in that fat ugly face of hers. she's a slob. she ate like a pig. a person who's flat chested is very hard to be a 10. does she have a good body? no. does she have a fat [expletive]? absolutely. do you treat women with respect?
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on wall street today, the dow was up 164. the s&p gained 17. the nasdaq went up nearly 42. the centers for disease control is changing its advice
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again. it reported that many who travel to zeb active areas should wait 6 weeks before having unprotected sex. now it says both men and women should wait 6 months. the cdc is joining forces with the university of arizona. they're promoting a new mobile app called candega. not only can the app help us, but can updated information. walmart is recalling this stool all because of a fall hazard. more than 46,000 tripod stools with the camouflage polyester fiber seat are being recalled. the collar that connects the legs can break. customers can return the stools to walmart for a full refund.
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international airport, there's going to be another one tomorrow. be sure to bring your resume to the hillsborough county aviation board room on the third floor of the main terminal. you must be able to work different shifts and pass a background and polygraph test. job teakers also have the chance to become a firefighter. the lakeland fire department is hiring. if you'd like more information on that wfla.com. the c.e.o. called the most hated man in america is giving you the public a chance to punch him in the face once again. martin shkreli is known for hiking the prices of life- saving a.i.d.s. drugs. now he's raising money for his friend's son who is fighting
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winning puncher's bid. how would you like to get paid to take a vacation? a software company in utah has a program called paid paid vacation. bamboo will reimburse eligible employees up to $2,000 for their vacation costs. the c.e.o. says he does not believe personal life exists to support the work life. nice. next year, you're going to be able to buy coffee in a bottle. you can purchase it in stores. that coffee will come in a variety of flavors and you can find the ready-to-drink coffee in stores in 2017. it's the first diaper from a major diaper brand made for premies. babies weighing as little as one pound. now nurses work nothing nicu
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larger diapers for premie babies. how confident are you when you're changing a flat tire? if you're not, you are not alone. a new survey shows nearly 60% don't think they can change a tire and only 42% of drivers claim they're positive they can do it. 22% stated they were completely clueless altogether. if you've been cheated, when you need help, she's on your side, better call behnken. >> thousands of dollars paid for windows, but nothing in return. a bradenton couple is fed up after forking over a payment of more than $4,200 for 8 new windows. that was in april. they say the company gave excuses for not holding up their end of the deal and now they won't return their phone calls. >> they do fog up. >> reporter: harvey has been waiting for his new windows
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payment of thousands of dollars for an energy efficient upgrade. >> an hour later we signed a contract and given them a check for 4200 bucks. >> reporter: that's solar shield windows out of tarpon springs. work never started. >> it will be 6 months in two weeks. so 24 -- we're the 24th week. >> reporter: there were installation deadlines that passed, excuses and this week, this bomb shell. when they closing the doors and someone else is going to finish jobs, did they give you a date then? >> no. he has a list. >> reporter: you don't know where you are on the list? >> no. >> reporter: with numerous complaints over months to better call behnken and two just this week, i paid solar shield a visit and found the show room gone. wow, the place has been completely cleared out. i called the number on the door and to my surprise, a woman answered and insisted the
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okay, because i'm standing outside of your place and it's completely empty inside. then one of the owners called back. he explained that his company is closing, but promised all customers would receive what they paid for. i just wanted to give you one more opportunity to give me your side. he told me his attorney said no way. instead of an interview, the company sent a statement: we understa and unsettling when a job takes longer than expected. we are working diligently to inform all customers of the status of their job. the company is working with another company to finish all 100 of its open jobs. shannon behnken, 8 on your side. lot of scattered cloudiness this evening. even tracking a couple of
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richey. you can see the clouds out on the horizon. picked up a little rain in new port richey earlier today. there's a view throughout the day. scattered showers passing by. you can see the clouds building up and the warmth and humidity of the day. right now as we're approaching sunset, it's 82 degrees there at the lake club at lakewood ranch here. no rain at this location. you'll still look showers or thunderstorms this evening. current temperatures, 70s and 80s. we're still tracking a couple of isolated showers here. we have one near fort mead. some lightning with that. also another shower along highway 17 along the hardy and desoto line. a few more showers and thunderstorms continuing to weaken across northern portions of highlands county. as we go through the night,
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an end. 74 degrees for the overnight low of the the weekend forecast, slightly drier offer on saturday. high of 88. it's going to be a warm start to october. 89 on sunday. we have a frontal boundary off to the north. still going to keep the chance of lingering showers through tomorrow. drier air starting to sneak in for our northern most counties. sunday, the moisture coming back a bit and that will lead to chance. there's category 4 hurricane matthew. taking it toward jamaica in the short term. then crossing cuba heading back toward the bahamas this. does bear watching as we head into next week. there's the 30% rain chance tomorrow, 40% sunday. high moister monday. matthew may help bring us drier air.
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that will be nice. >> i forgot what that felt like. we'll be right back. >> plus here's what you'll see monday morning on news channel 8 today. >> the do not call list doesn't matter anymore. i'll tell you why and what to do about it. >> and don't forget to wake up with weather and traffic on the 8s on news channel 8 today. when we shop it is kinda like a competition. it is exactly like a competition. whoever finds the most bogo's wins! which is usually me. that's how we save a lot at publix.
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publix. where shopping is a pleasure. 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.
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when i was one year old, i was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer on my spinal chord. but i spent my whole life fighting back. so you can imagine what i thought when i saw donald trump say... "i don't know what i said, ah, i don't remember!" "that reporter he is talking about suffers from a chronic condition that impairs movement of his arms." i don't want a president who makes fun of me. i want a president who inspires me, and that's not donald trump.
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served in the navy during world war ii and the korean war. after that time, he went to work and never received his diploma until now. did you do your sit ups today? one. you can do it. two. this guy's doing them. this panda was caught on camera working on his summer body early. this was at a giant panda research base in southwest china. >> and he acts just like we all do. two and he's out. cool, good to see the pandas like to work out as well. quick check of the forecast. 30% rain chance tomorrow during the afternoon. if you're heading to ray jay on sunday afternoon as we are playing host to the broncos, could see storms. getting higher with the rain chances monday. thank you for joining us.
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-- entertainment capital of l.a. >> hey everyone. welcome to "extra." i'm mario lopez. coming up. blake lively, ryan reynolds baby news. >> and with the now voice coach alicia keys and talking about her new project. >> and breaking couples news today. here is jared. >> a half billion dollars at stake.
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negotiations at that fever pitch. now a new twist in the world's biggest divorce. he's turning to the real life scandal fixer for help. the brand new report, the inspiration for kerry washington's emmy nominated character. is inconsulting with angelina's team. >> people have a right to their opinion. >> now working with the oscar winner. kerry telling "extra" as >> i'm always very interested to see how judy smith handles stuff. i'm always really fascinated by how she does it. >> and brad and angelina have struck a temporary deal involving the six kids. angelina gets full custody. brad will get the visit. the family will also undergo counseling. the agreement is good for the next three weeks. mr. and mrs. west new mob scene.

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