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mysterious rescuer was around. >> and plus plus, creepy clowns freaking people out. where this nationwide trend has popped up in the bay area. >> good evening. >> thank you for joining us tonight. we're going to start with hurricane matthew. this massive storm is getting stronger by the minute. matthew is swirling right now just north of colombia. you can see here in this video it is churning up very, very large waves. an now with the latest on matthew's intensity and we have been waiting on this 11:00 update for a while. >> thank you. the update just came down and we now have a category five hurricane. matthew was just upgraded. the hurricane hundred dollarers did find wins strong enough to make it a hurricane. the max winds as it spins in the central caribbean. it has been since 2007 that we
nearly 10 years since we have seen this. so this is a very impressive storm. you can see looking at the satellite imagery the well defined eye in the center. it slowed down a bit moving to the west. the pressure, of course, continuing to drop as it strengthens. 941-millibars now. this is likely about the peak intensity, but it is going to stay a very strong hurricane as it heads towards jamaica as we head into the weekend and the start of next week. up this track does include parts of south florida, so south florida on high alert with this system. we're monitoring it. east of us, you know how these things shift and change. we'll have more coming up in your full forecast. now a category five. thank you. and now to some breaking news. we are getting reports of a suspicious substance that has been mailed to the mosaic
crossing drive. we just learned from a company spokesperson that the letter with that suspicious substance was delivered there and the fbi and hillsboro county sheriff's office is on scene and they are investigating. the timing is interesting. we have been reporting about that massive sink hole this opened up at the mosaic plant sending some 215 million gallons of contaminated water into the florida water system. our investigation revealed the d. e. notify the public, but the governor's office about the sink hole no word on what was in that letter, as far what is was written on the letter. we'll bring you updates as soon as we get them from overnight. a developing story in tampa. the police are investigating some sort of an incident at middleton high school. the detectives are notary leasing in i details, but a spokesperson tells us something happened between a student and
investigating. we'll be working to find out more information and postupdates on wfla.com. creepy clowns. nothing funny about this. these smokes have been seen at multiple schools and they're now trolling social media, seeing friends, trying to seek them out while making threats a the same time. the pasco county sheriff is concerned tabata creepy clowns. peter bernard live now to explain why this has him so concerned. peter? >> reporter: hi, there. keith. the students, parents and others are reporting these creepy clown sightings all around the county. they're showing up at schools, bus stops and in the woods. >> i'm scared myself, honestly. >> reporter: this young ridgewood high ninth grader showed me her facebook posts are filled with scary pictures of creepy clowns like these.
where they post screen shots of them -- basically the clown threatening them. >> reporter: her mother sent screen grabs sent by clowns. i will kill you tonight and i'm going to come to your house tonight are just a sample. >> some of them saying that they're going to die tonight and meet me at certain places. that is concerning. >> reporter: like this one that says meet at regency park or this boy is going to die. aened i am killing you with my black machete. >> i don't want them meeting anyone, and clowns, you don't know what they're capable of. >> and they're sick and tired of terroristic threats and now they have to deal with this creepy clown thing going on. >> reporter: the creepy clown phenomenon has worried the sheriff. >> we have seen it on social media. there are a lot of residents and citizens that are fed up. if one of these clowns come on my property, they're going to get shot. >> i was scared. >> reporter: at largo middle
tracks. >> all of the kids were crying, screaming, yelling everything. i don't know. i just -- i seen it, though. >> reporter: the pasco sheriff has this advice for costume shoppers. >> pick a better outfit this year. pick a -- be a pirate. >> reporter: and some people might be tempted to buy a clown costume at a place like this and the sheriff is warning if you want to be a copy cat and run around scaring and harassing people, you're most likely to have a serious conversation with a deputy. >> peter bernard live in pasco county. a bradenton woman is charged with stealing from a parent-teacher organization. jessica lorraineo was the treasure of the p.t. a. deputies tell us she took 16,000 over an 18-month period. an a. consumer alert. a crook caught on camera putting a skimmer on an atm. this happened inside a 7- eleven. here you can see the woman look
watching before attaching that device. a clerk later found the skimmer and called police. the justice department is suing the owner of a lakeland mobile home park for discrimination. the owner and manager quoted higher prices to african- american families. they're also accused about lying whether units were available. we have reached out to management at the mobile home park for comment and we have not yet heard back. the police in el california released videotape of the deadly shooting of an unarmed black man. it showed him being approached by two officers. the police say when they asked him to show his hands, he grabbed something in his pocket, took an aggressive stance and pointed something at the officers like he had a gun. the police say releasing the video wasn't the best -- was in the best interest of community calm and peace. >> this is the action that
police-involved shootings. full disclosure to the public builds trust and it demonstrates respect. >> reporter: south florida that object he was pointing toward the officers turned out to be a vain pen. so far no charges have been filed. a polk county man has a near-death experience. he had a seizure behind the wheel and he lived to tell about it. ever since then he has been searching for the person who saved his liha now. the person got in touch with the family within the last hour. he is actually a lieutenant from the lakeland fire department. he says he is the one who ran to the scene and pulled that victim to safety. paul mueller joins us live from lakeland regional medical center with what the victim has to do next. the paramedics brought him here right after the accident. amazingly he didn't have a single scratch and all he wants to do is thank the person who saved his life.
>> nothing. >> none at all? >> none. >> he blacked out not remembering that he drifted off i-4 here in lakeland driving 800 yards through a fence, one of its posts piercing the windshield missing him by just inches. >> god was watching out for me and he put me in just the right position so that pole missed me. >> the jeep would then go airborne and land in this pond quickly filling up with water. then, all of a sudden, a stranger camom nowhere. >> you don't know how much this means to me for them to pull me out like that and save my life. >> land had an epileptic seizure on his way home from his sister's house. >> with epilepsy, you never have signs beforehand. >> he has had at least 40 seizures during his life but none behind the wheel. this time he and his sister realize how he put countless and others in danger. >> if i hurt me, it is one thing.
with it. >> the best thingno one was hurt. >> it is very important, somebody that done this knows how grateful we are. >> now, this was the first time land ever had a seizure while on the road. he tells me he is now turning in his license. once, he said, was enough. in lakeland, news channel 8. also, the family is trying to arrange a reunion with the man who saved their loved one. and now to your vote and the fight for the battleground constituent of florida. hillary clinton with a narrow lead over donald trump. the analysts believe this poll proves once again that this is going to be a very close election. the jose fernandez jersey swiped from a vigil is now back where it belongs. members took to social media hoping the crook would cough up the jersey and it worked.
. right now we are still a category five as of the 11:00 p.m. advisory. the well-defined eye and, again, hurricane hunters have been investigating the storm and they did find those winds making it a category five storm. max winds at 160 miles per hour. of course, a hurricane watch has been posted for jamaica as it is heading towards there a very dangerous storm at this point. it slowed dunn a bit moving to the west at seven miles per hour. we're expecting it to turn to the north.
big impact on jamaica as we head into early next week. we're still expecting that turn north and by the middle of next week, expecting it to weaken some as it moves over some of the higher terrain and eastern cuba, but it is still going to be a category two storm as it moves over the bahamas. notice the forecast cone now. it could still be a little bit west of the center of this. so south florida now in the cone. florida need to pay close attention to this storm. the track has continued to stay off to our east. you can see models now bringing it over jamaica and the bahamas, depending on how far west we see it depends on florida. as we head through this weekend and into early next week, i'll have a very good idea of where this is going. at this point the first category five storm since 2007
so very impressive storm right. there for us tomorrow morning, it is actually going to be a pretty pleasant filing morning. we're in the mid 70s to start with. in the afternoon hours we're back into the upper 80s. today, not bad. we had to dodge some of the rain around and it lasted from the morning hours into the evening. here is a view from clearwater a great sunset there. at this point just a couple of showers lingering on the radar. you can see the towards st. pete. some pockets of heavy showers around. these are wrapping up after midnight. still 80 degrees, though, in tampa. 72. so there is the front we're watching. some of our northern counties may actually see drier air, but most of us will see plenty of moisture. by the afternoon hours we'll bring in a 30% rain chance. sunday's rain chance will be greater. so a 40% chance of storms just
out to the bucs' game, keep that in mind. you know we needed those last weekend and this weekend, that is a likely scenario as well. overall, though, temperatures staying right around average for this time of the year. the mid to upper 80s is sort of still what we expect as we head into the beginning of october. rain chances, well, decent through the weekend and into the start of next week. but depending on the course, we could actually see much drier air as we head into this weekend. we're going to watch that closely. >> it is going to get hit hard. >> it is sad. >> you don't like to see that affecting anyone. >> we'll really be watching it tuesday and wednesday in our area. if it comes anywhere near florida, that is the timetable. thank you. i want to let you know that coming up next, our special edition of our friday night blitz. >> we have your high school football action. >> good night! news channel 8 today is on
welcome to the friday night blitz. tasty district match-ups. in week six, playoff races already beginning to take shape. >> the gym of the week, we'll set the table. mighty east lake and class a. seven district 10. bartow at lakeland. they got smoked by miami carroll city three weeks outside of that, lakeland outscored its opponents 208-3. i guess you can see where this is headed? taunt the sports lady on the sideline! backed up deep. he thinks it is a game of inches, but mcnair knows it is a gym of centimetersment i'll let you think about that while lakeland celebrates a safetiment and the fade to james robinson who has got more
>> and sink the jackets. >> and good metric system as well. >> let's go to pasco county a little newport ritchie rivalry. and hoosing river ridge. the visitors on top. and intercepted by the fourth quarter. he comes up with another catch. this time it is a touchdown grab and three missed tackles, four missed tackles. five. tackle him! river ridge build as 20-8 lead, but here the number across the goal line. we now have a four-point game. the last chance, the bin. >> no! >> picked off! 20-16, river ridge hangs on in class 5-a., district eight. >> and they scored 60 on them. >> no, they lost. >> this week the sharks visit the buccaneers who hate paper signs! the fresh prince of bell air, sneak ing into the end zone.
no! kevin powell fumbles the exchange, and they make the possession count. reservations for six. we're going to need a bigger boat. the sharks blow out the bucs 41- 0. >> i'm now -- time now for the friday night game of the week. the district 10 title last year by beating both east lake and pa kneel has park. >> you can tell when you walk in there. there are signs everywhere. >> tonight's game between countryside an just side the lone remaining spot in the post-season. anthony alred tells us who gets the inside track friday night blitz game of the week! >> reporter: the patriots come into the gym of the week match- up averaging 35 points a gamement and so can they on homecoming stop this high- powered offense? i don't know. so to the highlights we go. the countryside cougars were ready to rumble and they should
weekend. but the patriots are no cupcake easy win team because, oh, big boy vance was banging bodies with the big boys. and you're going to need a whole squad to bring that boy down a couple of plays later and around the right side, toting it high and tight to put the patriots up 7-0. just about every time the cougars got the ball, they just could not seem to get out of their own way, which made it a very long night for the quarterback derek averaging 35 point as game and you can't say ethan blanchard was not doing his part. >> and then just like a hat on graduation day, going up in the air for andrew's second touchdown of the game. and if there was such a team as high school fantasy football, i'd have him on my team. again, the cougars know they need to get something going in important of the home crowd,
and the patriots would go on to shut out the cougars and stay undefeated at 4-0. and always on with the gym of the week, anthony alred, news channel 8 sports. i'm going to be honest with you. i did not see that coming. >> i didn't ask. >> you're out of the survival pool. >> more friday night blitz coming up next! i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message.
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match-up. and the falcons trying to grind it on the ground. and jeremy reed get as few, but not a lot of room to run. and old school fakes, rolls, and finds the receiver who fumbles up for more yards. this time he gives it to brandon brooks who finds some room and rumbles. and he is looking and he splits the falcons' defense wide open. touchdown, griffins. the extra point right middle. and now keeping the view bright and staying in the big city to jefferson high for yet another conference match-up with the spartans. and simon leading this drive. he fakes the hand-off and goes right back to curtis who make as fancy move. spartan touchdown, so the dragons await the kick. it is a pooch. terrell jackson has it. he makes some nifty moves. eludes some spartans and he is off. it is a foot race.
oh, jackson grabbed from behind. but jefferson in business. and cade weldon drops, tosses a beauty. and he comes back with the leap. touchdown dragons, and that's going to do it for this week eagle 8 hd skylights. news channel 8. >> centers repent! meeting up at skyway park. and stocked enhancers, pickles! they say it helps with the cramps. >> absolutely. >> they show the defense is the real dill! on the ensuing possession, are you? corn were trick plays? reverse! reverse! >> everybody clap your hands! [ applause ] and a couple of plays later, carter trucking it into the end zone. 7-0. and he answers quickly. caleb young keeps it. and then in the second, the
mr. mackey. >> oh! >> and bruising between the tackles on a couple of big runs. that would lead to another touchdown scamper for young. they go on to whop them 34-7. >> raining on their pickles at the end there. let's go over to newsom. the wolf was calling plays tonight in this one. handing it to patrick! that's what he says. >> so they give it to jolly, what does he do? he breaks tackles. >> the cheerleaders are doin lot of pub-ups. and now the wolf call asterisky one. you fake the hand-off and give it to cameron and 32 yards for the touchdown. 21-7. more push-ups. the sharks still had a couple of big mys. and killings is killing it! it looks like he is going out of bounds, break as tackle, somehow stays in. >> no. >> a 54-yard fed. newsom wins 49-21 keeping pace
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that panthers, our team of the beat, they beat the number one team in the state of florida. >> huge win. >> that is enough to get this trophy. we already have ideas. >> take is correct. >> the wolves are eligible. the wolf, not eligible. >> no mascots. >> sorry. >> great play calling by the wolf wolf. >> but our my of the week, it was in that newsom game. however, it was the opponent. and the runningback isiah killings looks likhe tacklers keep him inbounds. he breaks those and goes 54 yards for the score. a long night for the sharks, though, and a tough loss. but mr. killings, killing it. we'll see what happens. >> i'm trying to think of more puns. killings in the name of? a little rage on the machine reference. >> his killings field. >> good stuff. >> bounce back saturday for usf taking on cincinnati. >> listen to that one live on