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hurricane matthew is bearing down on jamaica and haiti, flooding streets, sending people to emergency centers. in florida, governor scott declared a state of emergency for all counties in our state. storm team 8 chief meteorologist stevejoins us now. >> this is a category four storm, it has shifted the trackback west toward florida. something we will continue to watch. usually every time that they are issued from the national hurricane center, largely because atmospheric conditions are changing and the hurricane forecasting changes with computer models. that is a look at the clearly defined eye. usually when you see a tight eye it indicates greater intensity. not impossible we could see the eye wall replacement cycle that tends to weaken but for now, we are seeing rain falling in portions of haiti already and additional rainfall will come
side of the center of the storm itself. that is the center right there. 140 mile per hour winds, category four hurricane moving north at 7 miles per hour. long-term, under the influence of an area of high pressure to the east, will likely get nudged toward the west, computer forecast models suggested that today which is why the track is shifted to the west. portions of the bay area, eastern sections of highlands county in the cone of uncertainty. thursday and friday is the timing. the western side, which is good for us, is the weak side. long-term, we will have to see if it will track into the eastern part of the country specifically mid-atlantic states. the maximum wind speeds over the next couple of days, tropical storm warren -- tropical storm force winds, thursday afternoon. those are strong winds but keep in mind the we stern -- weaker side will be the western side.
an environmental group believes the recent dumping of sewage into the bay could be making a red tide outbreak even worse. news channel 8's jeff patterson reports the group may soon sue the city of st. petersburg because of it. >> it is the smell that you often notice first, a red tie- dye can kill thousands and thousands of fish. justin bloom believes the recent sewage into the day may be making red tide worse. >> waterways contributes to the conditions which will foster red tide. >> reporter: the florida fish and wildlife commission tracks red tide and currently, there is a bloom from tampa bay to charlotte harbor. the fwc maintains red tide is a natural occurrence. sandy gilbert is with a group called s.t.a.r.t. that monitors red tide and advocate lodz to -- laws that prevent contribution. they say this red tide problem
sewage release isn't helping. >> it can increase the problem of red tide in other things, that is the kind of nutrient red tide eats. >> reporter: suncoast water keepers say they intend to sue st. petersburg if the wastewater problem is not fixed. jeff patterson, news channel 8. as hurricane matthew looms, thousands of floridians are dealing with damage from hurricane hermine. fema representatives are going door to door in the hardest hit county showing people how to apply for assistance and registering them on the spot. out of 174 homes in the suncoast gateway mobile home community, 100 of them have water damage. fema representatives encourage homeowners and renters to apply if hermine caused damage. >> grant money is available for basic home repairs, rental assistance and other needs not covered by insurance --
qualify for a low interest loan. i questions -- ask questions. vice president joe biden gave a passionate speech to a fired up crowd in sarasota this afternoon. during the speech, he blasted donald trump's temperament and questioned his economic policies. he is rallying the vote, urging floridians to get registered by october 11 and stressed the progress made under obama could vanish if trump wins. a joke, in a heartbeat, will be wiped out. not only economically in terms of foreign policy, but in terms of rational, social progress. civil rights. civil liberties. >> he also stressed the importance of the sunshine state and said the winner of florida will win the white house. right after he left the stage, vice president biden took time to speak with 8 on your side
jen leigh just wrapped up her exclusive interview with him and joins us live from sarasota. an exciting day therefore you guys. >> reporter: it is an exciting day and was really good to talk with the vice president. you can see they are breaking things down at the robert l. taylor community center, a short time ago, crowds were filling the space, eagerly awaiting to hear from the vice president. as you mentioned, he delivered a very st s donald trump's lack of preparedness. his unfitness to hold the office of president. then he came into a room, we were the only local television station granted a one-on-one interview with him. he spoke with a specifically about florida and says the hillary clinton campaign is feeling very confident. take a listen. >> voters are making up their minds later and later every election. by matters of days at a time. my grandpa used to have an expression.
their mind during the world series. we are not waiting until then, but, we are going to focus on their characters. i think we will win florida by 2 to 3 points. >> we had a little technical difficulty there, but that was jen leigh reporting still ahead, even when you're on the do not call list? 8 on your side shows you how scammers are getting around the rules and what you can do about it. today, on better call behnken, i got a call from a woman who desperately needs her mammogram records from this office to close a year ago. i found out there are other women trying to find the man
vo: we asked women in pinellas county to describe congressman david jolly in one word: woman 1: dangerous. 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
are you getting lots of spam phone calls, even if you are non--- are on the do not call list? turns out there is a big hold. as 8 on your side found out, robo callers found a way to get around loopholes. >> reporter: heard from rachel from card services? she is a humanlike robot who s >> a couple of years ago, the scammers did not sound like rachel from card services. they sounded like people that were skimming you. >> reporter: attorney billy howard 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, 1 million people per day. using an autodialer that costs
>> reporter: scammers ebay the do not call list by sending bogus numbers to caller id, and hiding the source. a lot of calls originate from other countries out of the reach of u.s. law enforcement. it is so bad, the government convened a robo call strikeforce of companies working toward a solution. but, it's first plan won't come out for weeks. are third-party, hired by legit companies. >> i am calling the fbi on you. right when i am hanging up the phone, i am calling the fbi. and do it. roback -- >> reporter: just out, nomo robo has made an app available for android and iphones with ios 10 but because of demand, there is a waiting list. there are other smart phone
are going to screen out known spammers, but that is the key here. they have to be known, and most of these robocalls are not. meredyth censullo, news channel 8. coming up, we confront a man who admits he has thousands of mammogram records sitting in a warehouse. also, how a new messaging app up as people deal with slow internet speeds. keep in mind, this year's heart walk is coming up in november. now is the time to join stacy's tribal's team. ok, so here are two cans of vegetables... this one i paid for, this one was free. because they're bogo maybe this one was free. either way... that's how i save at publix. how 'bout you?
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can potentially open while vehicles are moving as well as sudden loss of power assisted in stealing. -- steering. a big catch for bass pro shops, the company is reeling in the cabella's chain. they will provide to the well- known fishing and hunting equipment retailers. cabela's chain has 89,000 stores, bass, 29,000 stores and 9900 workers, there is no word on whether the deal might mean a closure on any location. when it comes to getting a flu shot, the cdc says most people should get one by the end of october but there is one group that may want to wait longer. some immunology experts say elderly immune systems have a tougher time responding and the vaccine wears off faster for people over 65. it is these health professionals who suggest that delaying vaccinations could offer greater immunity to the virus later on in the flu season. some parents of children
children's college education have developed a bad habit. one that could be financially crippling. there was a survey of more than 1000 parents who put money away for 529 in their child's college fund found that nearly half have raided those accounts, four out of five parents admitted to dipping into the funds and admitted to spending the money on something other than education. >> 21% of people said they do to tapping the fund as early which, sorry, guys, there is a penalty there and you will also owe taxes on any earnings in the account. >> cnbc's kelly grant adds the penalties and taxes could be levied at both the state and federal level. she says the best way to avoid irs scrutiny is to leave the 529 money alone for college and expenses down the road. good news for people with slow internet speed, facebook's latest apple will focus on
problem. the social networking site announced today it is launching something called messenger lite, a slimmed-down version of facebook's popular messaging app. messenger lite is designed for low end android devices and takes up less space on smart phones and tablets. it will be available in the coming months. facebook is also looking to make buying and selling items easier with a launch of what it calls marketplace. the social media giant found 450 million people are using that site to buy and sell things ug this new marketplace section will make it easier for users. tap on the shop icon at the bottom of the app and you can start exploring buying and shopping. records help doctors make life and death decisions, locked away inside a storage facility. this is the situation one year
a woman needed help and knew she better call behnken. >> i walked in, records are not there. >> reporter: mary needs her mammogram records so her doctor can compare them to this year's test and decide what type of procedure she needs next. but the brandon center she visited for nearly 18 years is closed. >> no response to my emails, no response to my numerous phone calls. it goes to voicemail on his phone. i would leave the same message and i would hear nothing. >> reporter: she is not the only one. women's diagnostic center in brandon abruptly shut down nearly one year ago. yes, it's facebook page still has messages from numerous women, begging for their records. she has been trying to reach the owner since july, minutes after setting up her appointment with me, that owner called her back. perhaps sensing what was to come. they met in a starbucks lot and
>> i'm shannon was news channel 8. we have been hearing from women who say you have their records. what's going on? >> reporter: john parker tells me he ran a successful business that closed because of financial problems after investing in new technology. >> we did everything we could do to transfer the records to another imaging facility in the market. we were told, no. a storage facility somewhere in pinellas county filled with records. >> how many records do you have less? how many records are you holding? it just seems bizarre that all of these records are sitting in some secure facility somewhere. how do you make sure it's secure? >> i answered your question. >> reporter: is it in a storage bin? i spoke with parker again this afternoon on the phone. he tells me he has already
he will continue until everyone has their files back. shannon behnken, 8 on your side. 0.1 inches of rain but might pick up more in tampa, 77 degrees with a nice view on the water. despite the cloudy skies, not a bad view either from paul harbor -- palm harbor. over a quarter inch of rain. it continues to trickle in wi north. you can see the bright red and orange colors indicating heavier amounts of rain. lightning strikes in this area as well, these little white dots that you see offshore continued to lift to the north as well. these are thunderstorms, a convergence with a shower on the lower level northeast flow with the stuff coming in from the west. we saw thunderstorms and continue to see some in hernando county. in ellis county, strong showers on the skyway moving toward
covering the inland areas of manatee, sarasota, hardy, de soto, into polk county. we talked about how they would eventually see rain lifting into fort meade and points north of that. this is a nice shot from eagle 8 hd in st. petersburg, low clouds, 74 degrees at 7 a.m., 84 degrees at noon. lots of class tomorrow, some sunshine and decent rain chances. you missed this a couple of minutes ago, we continue to matthew. still tracking to the east of florida mostly but has nudged back with an area of high pressure developing and pushing back to the west against this storm. you can see half of florida in the cone here including portions of the bay area, something we need to watch. 87 degrees tuesday, 40% range hands, 30% chance on wednesday and also thursday. believe it or not, long-term,
east and it likely will, we would be on the weaker side of it. stronger wind gusts by the end of the week but after that, a cold front friday and saturday, we bring dryer air in here, long-term, monday and tuesday, you can see a potential dip in the humidity and also a start to the dry season. >> that would be nice. >> i'm concerned for the fishing villages in the bahamas and jamaica. >> very tough. haiti, sections of cuba as well. 140 mile per hour winds storm. >> stay with us, we'll be right
a 5-year-old boy in pennsylvania not only got to meet the boss, he got help with his absence notice for school. his father is a big bruce springsteen fan so when the singer was in town to sign books, the two jumped at the chance to meet him, even if it meant that ben had to skip school, no problem, bruce springsteen had him covered. >> i thought if we could get him to sign the note it would be cool and something we could have. >> he said, i don't have a pen. ta he signed it and he said, anything for you, ben. >> just imagine the look on the face of ben's teacher when he turned in the absence notice signed by the boss himself. nice. steve, will you sign my absence note if i call in sick tomorrow? >> it might be not as good. thank you for joining us. our next newscast is on eight on great 38.
interview with joe biden. >> tied up, forced to beg for her life. was kim targeted after posting this photo of her $4 million diamond? now on "extra." ? extra extra ? ? extra extra ? kim kardashian held at gunpoint robbed of $10 million worth of jewelry. >> are you okay, kim? >> as she arrives back in the u.s., all new details today. how the thieves got into her high-security apartment. did kim leave a trail of digital bread crumbs that put her in danger? >> $28 million. >> and could it have been an inside job? alec baldwin rips trump to shreds on "snl." >> they're going to ji-na.
plus, our new interview this weekend with trump's beauty queen nemesis. george clooney on his wife, amal's, dangerous new crewside. >> as a husband, are you worried? >> renee is with clooney for his own hollywood mission with hugh jackman. plus breaking couples news. how angelina pumped up her divorce dream team. new on "extra" from universal studios hollywood, the entertainment capital of l.a. hey, everyone, welcome to "extra," i'm mario lopez. coming up lindsay lohan's medical emergency. why she almost lost a finger. affleck talking about his hilarious new ad with matt damon and tom brady. kim kardashian back home after she was held captive by armed robbers who made off with millions of jewels. jerry has the latest new details on kim's big scare.
>> are you okay, kim? >> reporter: with her husband and heavy security. rushing into their rented new york home. >> kim, how you doing? >> reporter: the reality star arriving back in the u.s. in a presidential-style motorcade after a brazen heist in france. "extra" in paris as police search for crews. five men in ski masks and police jackets storming into her hotel, kim's hands, feet and mouth bound with tape. a gun held to her head. locked in the bathroom. the robbers million in jewelry, reportedly including this $4 million ring she showed off to the world only days ago on instagram. >> givenchy. >> the reality star flashing more bling hours before it in paris in fashion week. begging for her life during the holdup telling the suspect she