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our stop stories this morning, hurricane hermine jamaica and haiti. right now it's a powerful category four storms with 130 miles per hour winds. leigh spann tracking the story in a moment. police at a sarasota county school thi what the principal is telling parents and what the school is doing about the two students. and time is running out for the residents at this st. pete motel. they have until 8:00 this morning to find a new place to live. why some say the eviction will leave them homeless. > good morning and welcome to news channel 8 today. i'm gayle guyardo. >> and i'm gene ramirez. f0 >> yeah, good morning.
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outer rain bands affect places like haiti and the dominican republic and even jamaica. the winds only extend 30-miles from the center. on the other hand, tropical storm-force winds extend 145- miles from from the eye and that's helping to lash around haiti and into jamaica. the good thing for jamaica, the weaker side of the storm, yes, still going to get stronger winds and rain but looks like the brunt is actually going to be in haiti now with the strongest storm surge and heaviest rain. and then eastern portion of cuba into the middle of the week and moves into the bahamas as a category three storm. and still all signs say it will stay off florida's east coast but if it wobbles anymore to the west, it will impact our
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one or two are a little slower pushing it closer to the u.s. coastline but most of them take it far enough off maybe just skirting around the outer banks of north carolina a little and then turning. 69degrees in brooksville. plant city, 73. 74 in bradenton. 72 in clearwater. we did have the storms yesterday evening. and in fact, bringing them back today. a 50% chance of late day thunderstorms. so at 6:08, more specifically hour-by-hour through your day for you and leslee lacey has the commute. polk county, folks. we will get to that in a second but look at how traffic looks great on the bay area interstates and that's just about everywhere. a wonderful drive. deen still road at commonwealth out here, we do have a collision. you see a back-up there southbound, also known as state road 33 in the area and this is in the polk city area. that crash is tying up lanes. and also, north 75 before big bend road. that's a look at weather and traffic. back to gene and gayle.
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> happening today, the clock is ticking for residents at a st. petersburg motel. they have just a few hours to finish packing before they'll be forced out. for years, the motel has been home to low-income families but the building will be demolished in the coming months to make way for a commercial development. news channel 8's ryan hughes is at the motel this morning. some families have been there for quite a while. >> at first we thought, this really isn't going to happen. until reality set in about a week and a half ago. reporter: eviction notices were served within the last week. some residence made arrangements to stay at another motel but it's more costly so they won't be there long.
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foreclosure. the new owners plan to demolish the motel and turn it into commercial property. back here live this morning, we're told roughly 20 to 25 rooms are still occupied at this hour. closing time is 8:00 this morning. sheriff deputies and social service workers will be onhand to assist. we will be here gayle and bring you the latest as the remaining residents leave the mosley motel. folks. thank you, ryan. right now, an uneasy morning commute for parents after verbal threats are made by two students concerning imagine school's upper campus. news channel 8's mary mcguire joins us live from the school this morning. north port police are investigating but how are they making sure kids heading back to class this morning feel safe. >> reporter: well, the two students have been identified and they'll not be here in class today but north port police will still be on campus at imagine school in north port
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now the principal asked for the police presence this morning to assure students, families and staff that this campus is indeed safe. in a letter, the principal says she is confident there is no threat to the school and commends the students who made the right decision to find an adult with this information so they could respond quickly to the matter. we are working to find out more information about the threat and more information about the students involved. north port police tell us that this incident, gene. it's really unnerving for parents in the area. police did make a post about this on their facebook page. and i have seen a few parents comment on this post saying they are not going to send their kids to school this morning. because they're concerned. okay, we will check back as you learn more. mary, thank you. a third arrest in the 2014
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the 31-year-old katherine mcmanwa is charged with the murder. police say she has ties to the victim's ex-wife and one of the accused shooters. a neighbor found him dead in his garage. he was shot twice in the head. miami beach police are searching for thieves that dragged away an atm. in this video, you can see the crooks prying the machine away from the wall using an suv. look at that. that they are scrambling to try to get it in. and they load the atm into the back and just take off. we still don't know how much money was inside and the machine. no one has been arrested yet. a kitchen fire forces a brooksville family out of their home. the family claims they were cooking with hot oil when it ignited in the kitchen at the house. by the time firefighters arrived five minutes later, there was heavy smoke. and luckily the family managed to get out but they'll not be
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and in your vote, big names are campaigning in florida this week for democratic presidential candidate hillary rodham clinton. president barack obama and vice president joe biden. today vice president joe biden will attend a rally in sarasota and our jennifer leigh will sit down one on one with the vice president to discuss this year's election and the important issues surrounding the election. on wednesday, president barack obama will campaign in florida. he is scheduled to make stops at the the university of south florida in tampa and also in miami. new information in the new jersra the train's engineer says he has no memory of the crash into the hoboken station. and ntsb officials say he told investigators he was six minutes late and going 10 miles per hour as the train approached the the terminal. the next thing he remembers is waking up on the floor of the cab after the crash. one person died and 114 others were injured. investigators say they recovered one of the event
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all right, let's turn things over to leigh spann to find out what's going on weather-wise. >> good morning. generally the skies are mostly clear. we did have the late evening thunderstorms, really powerful. and now i wanted to show you where you may be seeing lightning strikes if you're looking into the gulf of mexico but those are far away. just wanted to let you know because it's still dark and sometimes the lightning strike cans be concerning because you can see them but they're far out in the lf degrees at 9:00 9:00 a.m. you could see a few showers around lunchtime at 84 degrees. and 87 around 3:00, 4:00. and the rain chance keeps going up. 50% this evening and the downpours pushing toward the gulf of mexico and out into the gulf of mexico overnight. and then hurricane matthew, it's going to pass over cuba and head north through the bahamas as a major hurricane. so we will watch it. but interestingly enough, once it moves to the north, it's going to bring in drier, less humid air for us.
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today and 40% tomorrow. but down to 20% friday. we will check on traffic on the 8s with leslee lacey. yeah, moving along there. traffic is light overall. we actually want to the show you a look here. this is i-4 right around state road 33 in the heart of lakeland. state road 33 is known as commonwealth. the reason i mention that is because now we want to show you the exit there. heading north, a delay here around dean still road because we have an accident possibly tying up lanes area. so just allow for extra time. but not seeing major delays. and traffic overall is light. and the crash wrapping up northbound 75 before big bend. that's a look at weather and traffic on the 8s. back to gene and gayle. >> all right, thank you leslee lacey. the 2016 heart walk is right around the corner and news channel 8 is committed to raising $100,000. fuccillo kia is matching the first $50,000 we raise so every dollar you donate really counts as two. the walk is november 12th at
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details. so if annoying robo calls are blowing up your phone, you are not alone. boy are they annoying. >> coming up, 8 is on your side with a look at the calls and what you can do about them. and remembering the 6-year- old boy killed in the south carolina school shooting.
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we're back. this morning, remembering jacob hall. he passed away saturday afternoon as a result of his injuries. and now hi planning a special funeral service. his mom says he will be dressed in his favorite superhero costume and she is asking anyone attending the service to wear costumes too. >> he said i have superpowers. and at night when you are sleeping, i go out and i save the town. and i believe that's what he's doing right now.
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gunman is facing multiple charges including attempted murder. authorities say they're waiting for hall's autopsy results before deciding whether to upgrade the charges. some students in milwaukee will be riding different school buss this morning after dozens of the buses burned in a fire. it happened at a bus barn outside of the city. the woman who lives two miles away says she heard several explosions over an hour and then saw lots of smoke, more than 30 buses were completely and happening today, the united states supreme court starts a new term a little short staffed though. the court will convene with only eight justices. the court is one justice short after antonin scalia's death in february. so far, the senate is refusing to vote on a me replacement. two big cases -- on the replacement. two big cases, a transgender case and whether a baker can
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and now an 8 on your side alert, are you getting a on the of spam phone call, even if you're on the do not call list? >> it's gotten easier to evade u.s. law enforcement. news channel 8's meredyth censullo has been looking into this. and we have all been noticing this more and more. >> reporter: are right. i thought maybe has it expired or something? no, there's a gaping hole in the do not call list. and robo callers have figured out a way to slide right through. heard from rachel from card services? she's a human-like robot and wants your money. >> a couple years ago, the scammers did not sound like rachel from card services. they sounded like people that were scamming you. >> reporter: this attorney says the scam is easier than ever to pull off with a laptop and automatic dialing machines that use voice over internet phone systems. >> i can call literally a million people a day using an auto dialer that cost me about $900.
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bogus numbers to caller ids and hiding the source. a lot of calls originate from other countries out of the reach of u.s. law enforcement. it's so bad the government convened a robo call strike force of companies working towards a solution but the first plan won't come out for weeks. howard says a lot of scammers are third parties, hired by legitimate company. threaten them. >> i'm calling on the fbi on yo right when i hang up the phone, i'm calling the fbi. and then do it. >> reporter: register land lines with the fcc approved website to screen incoming numbers against a database of known scammers. it is available for androids and iphones with ios 10 but there's a waiting list. now there are other apps that can block known spammers but that is the key here, guys, it's known. the key is catching all of the
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the numbers getting through are unknown because they are spoofed numbers. >> meaning you block them and they call from another line. >> exactly. >> report them to the fbi and that's all we can do. thank you. we are just seconds away from 6:18. a lot going on in the tropics. >> yeah, we're going to start by talking hurricane matthew because i know that's top of mind. you saw it was a category five hurricane over it's still a strong category four with winds of 135 miles per hour and the winds extend 195 miles away from the center. and that's why we're starting to see the lashing on the outskirts there of haiti and jamaica. maybe even a little bit of cuba right now. but that's where the hurricane warnings are in place because the storm is pushing north. and over the next 24 to 48 hour, the weather will get rougher for cuba and haiti. canst. it's going to put jamaica on the weaker side of the storm,
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right-hand side is where the worst storm surge will be for haiti. and then moving into the bahamas. and at this point, all the models keeping it off florida's east coast but close enough that we keep an eye on it. and i wanted to show you the european computer model and the reason this one in particular is because it brings it closest to florida. again, into the bahamas. look how close it gets. now still on thursday, breezy condition, still for the most part the rain stays off on the east close track close to us as it heads up towards the carolinas. what we know is that the wind speeds would increase with the system. exactly how strong they would get would depend on how close it gets to us. for today, 75 degrees at 8:00 a.m. a slim rain chance at noon. and boy the rain chances increase later in the day. the same thing we saw yesterday, dry and heats up through the morning. and then as the day progress, the rain chance gets better and
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hurricane matthew heads north, we dry out and bring in less humid air for friday and the weekend. how about traffic on the 8s leslee lacey? i-4 looks great through plant city. and 75, no delays as well through new tampa. and 75 in and out of pasco county looks good too. and manatee and sarasota county, up to speed on 75. also tamiami trail looks good. let's talk about polk city, tying up lanes and seeing 33 which is called commonwealth. and right at dean still road, that's where we have the crash, possibly tying up lanes here. and again, southbound delays but no more northbound delays. i-4 throughout polk county looks great. that's a look at weather and traffic on the 8s. back to gene and gayle. >> leslee lacey, thank you.
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baldwin is back on "saturday night live" with an impression that some say nailed it. happy monday. 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 david jolly... not for women. vo: house majority pac is responsible
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as a federal prosecutor, i've spent my career prosecuting criminals and fighting for the rights of victims. i want to make the state attorney's office a model for criminal justice. i'll prioritize violent crime and be tough on murderers, gangs, and anyone who commits domestic abuse or sexual assault. and i'll make the system fair
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not innocent people. i'm andrew warren. as state attorney, i'll make our county safer for our families. > "saturday night live" kicked off the condition premier with a bang over the weekend. >> the election gives plenty of material. alek baldwin returned to the show to play donald trump. rodham clinton. >> my microphone is broken. [ applause ] >> she broke it. with obama. she and obama stole my microphone. they took my microphone to kenya and now it's broken. picking up somebody sniffing here. i think it's her sniffs. she's been sniffing all night. testing.
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>> hillary rodham clinton, what do you think about that? >> i think i'm going to be president. >> we watched 99 again. it's well worth it, you should look it up. >> and they equally slam both sides. >> yeah, they hit hillary rodham clinton with the trumped up, trickle down and the shimmy. it's a great way to kick-off the week with a smile. >> exactly. >> families at a st. petersburg motel --excuse me. that's in the wrong place. but i watched the entire episode from start to finish. and it was hysterical. >> yeah, they also take a little bit of a jab at hillary rodham clinton for the trumped up, trickle down.
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all right, if you're
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stop this morning, it should be dry for them but i know we had heavy rain late yesterday evening so watch for puddles. 75degrees this morning. when you come home from school, the storms will just be getting going. so we call for about a 30 to 40 reasons when the bus drops them off. 87degrees is the average for today. and we go to 88 tuesday and wednesday. and actually get a little bit cooler and less humid by the end of the week and that's thanks in part to hurricane matthew. now look the winds only extend 30-miles from the center but tropical storm- force winds extend almost 200 miles. the latest track for hurricane matthew coming up. how about traffic on the 8s leslee lacey? well a i vehicle caught fire. and it's going to be around gandy boulevard and 275. now i saw a little bit of a delay here a few moments ago around gandy on 275 but that has cleared up. none the lexer a vehicle fire in the area. polk city, still delays
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which is nonwealth avenue right at dean still road. so be on the look out for that and the delays are southbound on state road 33. you love all-day breakfast. but you don't love that you can't get all your favorites. but now you can get more of what you love. so you can find something else to not love.
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get more choices you love, now with all day breakfast. les per hour. this is a look at the storm as it churns in the caribbean. >> and the outer bands of matthew are hammering haiti right now. these are images just coming in to our newsroom of all the flooding in kingston, jamaica caused by the storm. f0 these are images just coming into the newspaper of fooding in kingston. good morning. welcome to news channel 8
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matthew. so we want to get straight to storm team 8 meteorologist leigh spann. >> yeah, it's still a category four major hurricane with winds over 130 miles per hour but over the weekend, at one point, it was a category five hurricane. this is moving north. you can see the red shaded areas. those are where the hurricane warnings are in place, it includes haiti, cuba and jamaica. as it moves north, it puts jamaica on the weaker side of the storm. yes, they'll still get pounded but the brunt looks to be the haiti communities and in the eastern portion of cuba pool. the middle of the week, the bahamas, could be a category three storm there. and then remaining at this point off florida's east coast but still a strong storm just off the coast. and we will certainly bring us an increase in wind speed. this is a look at both the american gfs mod expel the european model. for the immediate future, they are together, saying the same
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european model lag behind and it's bringing the closest to florida. by the time we head into friday, it's saturday, still off the carolina coast before heading out into the atlantic. so long-term things need to be wrapped up here. 69degrees right now in brooksville. 74 in tampa. i expect another round of heavy downpours today with a high of 87. more about today's rainfall potential for you coming up but leslee lacey has the roadways. last week, we had the fatal really dangerous intersection, folks, keep it in mind. this is right at highway 60 at belcher. and now take a look at this. you see this car? it is smoldering out there. we are looking at 275, folks. this is right at gandy boulevard. i brought the problem spot before. keep an eye on this one. and another view, but that one of course shows everything going on. i will keep you posted on this. that's a look at weather and
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right now, north port police are on control at a charter school are on alert this morning after threats from two students. the principal says two students made threats. guys, do we know anything specific about the threats? >> reporter: we no that the threats were made verbally by two students on friday to do some sort of harm here at the upper campus. after the threat, the school's principal asked by north port police to ensure that all student, faculty and staff do feel safe coming back to here this morning. they did make that in a posting on facebook. those two students have been identified and will not be allowed in class today. the school still asked for police presence to assure student, family and staff that the campus is indeed safe. again, the two students have been identified. and north port police say from time to time they do have to deal with threats like this so it's important for them to take each threat seriously. they said that in a post on
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reply and said that they want to know specifically what those threats were made by the students and that they'll not send their kids back to class here today because they still feel unsafe. >> sure, like they they say, until they know what the threats were, they don't feel comfortable sending the kids to school. thank you, guy. -- thank you, mary mcguire. news channel 8's ryan hughes is live from the motel this morning. ryan, some residents are scrambled. they got to find a new place to live. >> reporter: they have just one hour to leave the mosley motel. some families have been here for years and now they don't have much time left before they have to leave.
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process for many. listen. >> i think it's wrong putting families and their children -- >> reporter: now that resident told us she moved in here june. too distraught to finish talking to us when we spoke to her yesterday. some residents made arrangements to stay at another st. petersburg motel but it's more costly so they don't be there that long. a real estate firm bought the property after it went into foreclosure recently. the new owners plan to demolish the place and turn it into commercial property. and back here live, a couple dozen people remain in the rooms here. closing time is scheduled for 8:00 this morning. sheriff's deputies and social service workers will be here to assist the remaining residents this morning. gene, back to you. >> yeah, they've definitely had their lives turned upside down.
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some big names campaigning for presidential candidates. today vice president joe biden will attend a rally in sarasota and our jennifer leigh will sit down with the vice president to discuss the election and the important issues surrounding the election. and wednesday, president barack obama will campaign in florida. he is scheduled to make stops at the the university of south florida and in miami. the presidential nominees start the week battling over tax records. >> yeah, over the weekend, the new rk pages if of donald trump's 1995 tax return from an anonymous tipster. news channel 8's meredyth censullo is in the newsroom. and meredyth, the clinton the campaign is taking advantage of the situation and the new information. >> reporter: yeah, absolutely. the clinton team has launched a full scale assault online citing that new york times report. the tax return published by the newspaper shows trump declared almost a billion dollars in losses in 1995.
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potentially not pay any federal income tax for 18 years. trump's campaign says he has paid hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes over the years. and the candidate tweeted sunday that he knows the country's complete tax laws better than anyone who has run for president and he is the only one who can fix them. >> he's a genius. what he did was, he took advantage of something that could save his enterprise and he did somethin america, he came back. >> reporter: now other news outlets point out that hillary rodham clinton's tax return in 2015 shows she used the same legal process to avoid paying current taxes. although that year she noted a loss of approximately $700,000. now the "today" show will examine how this affects the election coming up in about 30 minutes. >> all right, we will be watching. meredyth censullo, thank you. and right now, let's see what's happening with the weather with leigh spann.
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right now. and i think today is going to be a lot like yesterday. meaning yes, you're dry for most of the day but when the storms come, they'll be heavy. watch as far as the temperatures are concerned. 74degrees at 7:00 a.m. around 79 at 10:00. 85 at 1:00 p.m. and the afternoon high around 87. and the rainfall potential, next to nothing between now and let's say noon. but by 1:00, polk county and highlands county, maybe the first few storms. and look by the you see these red shaded areas, that's where we could see up to 3 inches of rain. so pockets of heavy rain along and west of 75. and then there's hurricane matthew. hurricane matthew will continue to churn through the caribbean, slowly moving north at 6 miles per hour. once it gets to the north though, that's going to help bring in the drier air. today 87. tomorrow 88 and wednesday. and starting to see breezier conditions wednesday and
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traffic on the 8s. yeah, blinking lights and a fire smoldering, and smoke and everything. let's take a look at what it looks like now. you can see there's no long at the huge amount of smoke that you saw. so looks like they have the fire contained here. this say vehicle that caught fire. northbound on 275, it's right around gandy. and the right lane is taken away. we have emergency vehicles. and now it's starting to smoke again. look at that. so still an active scene here northbound 275. let's look now 18 minute, folks, coming away from downtown st. pete. hopping on 275, from the 175 to the howard frankland bridge, almost a 20 minute commute. and it's all due to what i just showed you. the same southbound bearss avenue to i-4 heading into downtown tampa. but that's typical. of course, not typical here where the car fire. you can see where it's all red. take 9th which is known as martin luther king. if you want to head in particular direction north.
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you're going. and 4th street is a good alternate. all go both ways. and 4th street will get you back to the 275. that's a look at weather and traffic on the 8s. back to gene and gayle. >> thank you, leslee lacey. a rough day for the bucs. >> what went wrong as the broncos ran all over the pirates. and kim kardashian held up at gun point and how husband kanye west acted. and we are tracking the tropics this morning. more on that coming up in a few minutes. you're watching news channel 8 today. vo: we asked women in pinellas county
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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 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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> well this morning, reality tv star kim kardashian is said to be badly shaken but physically unharmed after being held up at gun point sunday night in
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a spokesperson says two armed men held her up in her hotel room. she is in faris for fashion week. her husband kanye west was performing in new york city. this is video of the performance at the meadows festival. he left the show early because of the incident telling fans he had a family emergency. and breaking news out of california this morning where the fatal shooting of an african-american teen saturday sparked this protest in south los angeles. you see dozens of people blocking t there. the protest started after a vigil in honor of an 18-year- old shot and killed by police after taking off from a car being pursued. across america, a murder trial involving a georgia toddler left to die in a hot suv is expected to begin today. in 2014, ross harris is accused of leaving his 22-month-old son cooper in the suv for hours. harris claims it was an accident but prosecutors have charged him with murder.
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his marriage and was seeking other relationships at the time his son died. two college students in north carolina are shot to death at a house party. gunfire erupted after a fight at the house near the campus of north carolina. a 21-year-old and a 19-year-old died. no one else was hurt. investigs to find the shooter. new mexico's balloon fiesta took a dangerous turn when two balloons crashed into power lines. this is cellphone video showing the moment one of the balloons hit the lines and a second balloon also hit power lines but that was a separate incident. the ntsb and faa are now
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a greek accident is blamed for injuring a man. a small fire ball shot at the teen. investigators believe it came from an ecigarette in the man's pock that's right malfunctioned. the girl suffered mild to moderate burns on her face, arm and leg. the man suffered minor injuries but should be okay. a scary weekend for two florida surfers. shark bit both men. on saturday, a 32-year-old was paddling on a the shark bit him on the side. and on sunday, a 21-year-old surfer was bitten on the foot. both men should be okay. officials report the two incidents are theth and 4th shark bites this year. > it is no secret, filling up the gas tank can be expresencive but talk about an expensive tank of gas. >> how about $10,000? >> he filled the car up, maybe $20 or something like that. used his credit card.
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up the tank at a valero gas station in may. they didn't realize there was a problem until the next day when they tried to use the card again and they were denied. when he checked the account, the station charged him $27,000 for fuel. she worked for months and just recently was credited back the money. wow. can you imagine having to wait months? >> yeah, that's a tough one. well, a 102-year-old lady is crossing one thing off her bucket list. very funny. >> well, i don't know why it's on the list to begin with. ready for it? sitting in the back of a police car. okay. take a look. she arrived at the st. louis senior citizen handcuffed in a police cruiser. she told friends she wanted to see what it was like and so the local officers were happy to make that happen for her.
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homemade gifts to residents at the senior citizen proving she was no bad guy afterall. >> i hope they didn't guide her into the back of the car, hand on the head. >> no. >> she looks great. good for her for checking something off the bucket list, no matter what it is. the first daylight in tampa. the veterans expressway looking good. 71degrees. not super humid. actually because of the late evening thunderstorms, not feeling too bad this morning. 75degr noon. not banking on it but for the most part, it will be dry. 84degrees at noon. and now i can't promise the same thing through the rest of the day when i bring the rain chance up to 50%. and we could see heavy downpours again. temperatures in plant city, 73. 78 in st. petersburg. so the day starts out dry and we have a wind flow from the east. and when that happens, the rain is later in the day. and here it is around 3:45.
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develop and then the heavier rain, the downpours push toward our gulf coast and continue well into the evening, 9:00, 10:00 time frame. and then we wake up dry tomorrow morning and again, less humid with the evening rain showers. and still the same pattern tomorrow. i just don't expect quite as many late day storms. rain chance down to 40%. and after that, all eyes on hurricane matthew with the hurricane warnings in place for jamaica, haiti and cuba. this heads north and should impact especially haiti cuba and and then move through bahamas. and at this point, it looks like it's stall off florida's coast. but still saturday morning, basically just off jacksonville's coastline. in the middle of the week, we could see breezier conditions coming our way and possibly stray showers. but what we will also see the drier air from hurricane matthew heading north. and that's why just 10% rain chances over the weekend. leslee lacey, how about traffic
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54th avenue north. this is 27 around gandy boulevard. and occasionally still seeing smoke off the vehicle here. it's hard to see. but looks like the right lane is taken away. you have to squeeze by the two left lanes northbound on 75. and let's look at the delay. 23 minutes coming away from downtown from the 175 up to the howard frankland bridge. and southbound 275 through tampa, typical delay, 20 minutes bearss avenue over to i- 4. all right, let's take a look here again, that's the back-up. here's what you need to know, 9th street or 4th street, excellent parallel alternates to 275. and i'm guessing most will want to head across the howard frankland bridge and you can use either of those alternates. and we have a crash, 46th avenue at 58th street, that's tying up lanes. and one on a hot intersection at highway 60 right at belcher. and seeing eastbound delays. that's weather and traffic on the 8s. back to gene and gayle.
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what you need to know before you walk out the door is next. >> including a police presence at a bay area school this morning. why the principal asked police for help as students and staff arrived for class. and the road to the white house is bringing political how we are houses to the bay area. who is campaigning for hillary rodham clinton this week. it's 6:51. you're watching news channel 8
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hurricane matthew is churning in the caribbean this morning. it's moving towards haiti and jamaica with winds up to 130 miles per hour. >> and hurricane matthew is pounding jamaica with heavy rains. this is video of all that flooding in kingston. look at this. officials fear things will only get worse for the island. right now, the category four hurricane is expected to turn north and stay off the east coast of florida. closer to home, in north port, a school is on alert this
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prompted the principal to and police to be on campus this morning. news channel 8's mary mcguire is live from imagine charter school. >> reporter: two students made those threats on friday, verbally, to do some sort of harm here at the school's upper campus. after the threats were made, the principal requested that north port police step up their patrol here on campus this monday morning. the two students will not be allowed in class police presence this morning to assure student, family and staff that the campus is indeed safe. live in north port, mary mcguire, news channel 8. >> thank you. families at a st. petersburg motel are looking for a new place to live this morning. the motel has housed low-income families for years but the new owner plans to demolish the motel. some say they have nowhere to go. president barack obama and vice president joe biden will both campaign for hillary rodham clinton in the bay area this week.
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attend a sarasota rally this afternoon. president barack obama will campaign at the university of south florida's tampa campus on wednesday. and republican presidential candidate donald trump facing a new controversy. over the weekend, the new york times released part of 1995's tax returns. this could have allowed trump to avoid paying federal income taxes for up to 18 years. reality tv star kim point in paris sunday night. a spokeswoman says two armed masked men dressed as police officers confronted her inside and her hotel room. police say the thieves stole $10 million worth of jewelry. the bucs fall to 1-3 after a beating from the denver problems. the former cornerback made two interception, one of them led to the run that gave the broncos a 14-7 lead. the broncos remain unbeaten
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monday. an upbeat end to the season for the rays. they beat the play-off-bound rangers 6-4 in 10th innings for the final game of the season. ramirez had a great night with four hits including a 10th inning double. it is a beautiful start to the day. famous at a time in brandon, 72 degrees -- famous tate, 72 degrees. 27 in clearwater. 73 pl clouds this morning and a stray shower or two as early as lunchtime. and look at that, 50% chance of storms this afternoon and evening. and a 40% chance tomorrow. and long-term, we dry out because of the dry air that wraps around matthew. and it heads toward the north off the east coast of florida. looking at traffic right now, look at this delay, almost at 30 minutes out of downtown. st.pete and up towards the howard frankland bridge.
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accident, it's actually a vehicle that fire here. and it's tying up the right lane around gandy. it's got you backed up almost to downtown st. pete. and let's take a live look out there. look at that. not pretty, right? and you can see being pushed over there because it's tying up the right lane. so 4th or 9th. those are the alternates. >> thank you. and thank you for joining us. hope you have a great work week. and we will stay on top of the stories throughout the morning for you. catch our updates during the "today" show. >> and we with leigh spann and stacie schaible. join us for news channel 8 at
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