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creep, the very serious charge this local college student faces involving a 16-year-old. >> an exclusive one on one with the vice president, joe biden stumps for hillary clinton in the bay area and tells me whether he wishes he had run. good evening. i'm jennifer leigh. >> i'm keith cate. thank you for joining us tonight. we begin tonight with hurricane matthew, what a storm. this category 4 storm is making its way across the atlantic already causing issues in the island. the water is knee i >> right now the main concern is haiti. thousands are under an evacuation order. some areas could see up to 40 inches of rain triggering deadly mudslides. governor rick scott declared a state of emergency for florida along with the governor of north carolina. let's bring in storm team 8 meteorologist steve jerve. later this week the storm could impact the east coast. >> absolutely.
as tomorrow potentially for portions of southeast florida, but now hurricane warning are in place for haiti, sections of cuba, the dominican republic and the bahamas the next several days. 145 mile-per-hour winds, pressure down from a previous observation meaning lower pressure you usually get greater intensity. there you see the city of port- au-prince in haiti on the western side of the island of hispaniola. as the storm continues in a northerly fashion, it could come very close to in cuba and the hurricane warning is in effect there. the bright red colors essentially cooler cloud tops indicated there on infrared satellite imagery. there's the numbers, 145 mile- per-hour winds, the red colors there hurricane warnings for the eastern parts of cuba. you see the movement over the next couple of days. tuesday tomorrow at 8 p.m. between essentially cuba and hispaniola and veering off to the northwest thanks to an area of high pressure as it experts
obviously now florida is more in the cone of error, all of polk s and inland portions of the -- polk county and inland portions of the bay area. this forecast track will change. it has and will continue to change. that northeasterly turn is eventually expected, but the timing on that is the question. this ridge of high pressure had a big influence today helping nudge the forecast track of the system a little farther west. >> we'll definitely watch it very closely. thank you. no pinellas county, two children are in the hospital after a car crashed into the bicycle they were riding. peter bernard is live in st. petersburg tonight where the accident happened. peter, it took a long time to get information about these boys and reunite them with their parents. >> reporter: keith, you're right there. we were on pins and needles a long time. it happened here in front of the vesta apartments. for hours chp was looking for
identify them and identity the parents. this is where the bike ended up. just after 5:00 monday evening eagle 8 hd flew over the crash scene on 54th avenue north an suv hit two boys, 9-year-old evan ewing and 6-year-old justin roland riding on a bicycle with one on the handlebars. at a nearby drugstore employee tamika williams tells me she sees the pair in the store often. >> the other day and i'm looking and peeking thinking the worst, thinking they was going to get hurt. >> reporter: the crash happened when westbound traffic on 54th avenue north they're the investa apartments were stopped. the driver in an eastbound saturn vue suv didn't see the boys and hit them and the impact threw them both in the street. >> i've been waiting outside for the parents. haven't seen any parents.
they come back in, let me know so i can call police so at least we could try to find the parents. >> reporter: tamika williams wishes she had called police after she saw them in the store. apartment neighbors who came on the accident scene are having a heard time. >> it's hard to like digest. those were kids, like that's awful. >> reporter: the good news is the parents have been notified. they're apparently with those kids right now. not so good news, both kids right now are at all children's hospital in serious condition. in st. petersburg st. petersburg -- in st. petersburg peter bernard news channel 8. this internal memo of 8 on your side tells employees of the tampa bay times to brace themselves for more layoffs by year's end. employees told us they received the e-mail today and are now very concerned about the future. in the memo the paper's ceo told employees next year's budget includes reduces
slips. this comes after times bought the tampa tribune in may. 200 people lost their jobs then. several people were retired. today news channel 8 went to the paper. we were not allowed past the security guard. no one would meet us in person. >> reporter: did they say why he can't talk with us? >> no. from what i'm told he's in a meeting. >> reporter: i've left multiple messages and still waiting to hear back. okay. you're on the record for no comment. thank you. >> 8 on your side did learn fr building that many fear for their jobs. in the memo the ceo blames cuts on low ad revenue. new tonight a reported rape on the usf campus, one student discharged with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old and an entire fraternity is now suspended. the18-year-old student admitted he had sex with the victim at a fraternity party while she was unconscious. paul mueller joins us live from
there tonight. >> reporter: there certainly is, students tonight voicing their outrage, especially those in greek life angry that one of their own could reportedly do such a thing. >> it's a shame. >> reporter: students sound off not happy that 18-year-old dillon lagamma had sex with a 16-year-old girl at a party in the usf greek village early sunday morning. >> you join a fraternity to improve yourself as an individual and you go and take advantage of girls who are under the influence. i mean it's just a shame in general. r sponsored by pi kappa phi. monday night no one from the fraternity answered the door. >> that shocks me like to hear this even this early in the semester. >> reporter: according to the affidavit, lagamma admitted he did have sex with the victim and she was unconscious the whole time. usf police confirmed lagamma goes to school here. the victim doesn't. they say the investigation went quick.
sexual assault took place. while students tell me they are shocked and saddened by this incident and feel horribly for this young girl involved, they say there's another problem here as well, that it cast a dark shadow not only on greek life, but on the university as well. >> it's definitely not a very good representation of greek life and image on all of us. >> it makes it look like this isn't such a great school, but it really is. >> reporter: i reached out to the president and vice president of the fraternity this afternoon, still waiting to hear back from them tonight. >> i mentioned the fraternity is suspended, but what happens in the future going forward? >> reporter: a spokesperson confirmed with me this fraternity is provisionally suspended which in plain
uncertain. in the fight for your vote a week after the first presidential debate a new poll shows hillary clinton now has a five point lead on donald trump. the democratic nominee leads her republican counterpart 47- 42% among likely voters. the poll also show big gains for clinton versus trump in support from men, a 22 point deficit trimmed now to just five. so now the for battleground florida is on. today vice president joe biden made his way to the sunshine state to stomp for hillary clinton in orlando and in the bay area in sarasota. afterwards i got an exclusive one on one interview with the vp and talked about the race and the what if's had he run. >> reporter: do you think people who already had their minds made up can have their minds changed by your candidate at this point? >> i think there are probably somewhere around 25% of the
it's a bigger number? >> no, i really don't think that's a hard number. at least the polling stuff we see is people are still in the process making up their mind leaning one way or another going back and forth. >> reporter: this has been an election like none other in terms of the divisiveness, the toxicity, the ugliness. do you think that signals the end of civility in politics? is it possible after an election like this to see a return to any bipartisan politics? >> i think we get by this, i think you're going to see the public so sick and tired of this vicious division that they're going to say whoa, produce something for us. >> reporter: does it give you pause for second regrets for not running? >> i have made it my career to make sure i'm always straight with both teams, democrats and republicans, and try to be as
you want to get polls show you would be the run-away winner for the presidency? announce you aren't running. it's amazing. if i'd have known that, i would have announc two years i wasn't running for -- announced every two years i wasn't running for president. >> donald trump is unfit he echoed, hillary clinton in his mind the far more qualified candidate. one interesting note here, he does predict a to point win in florida. you can listen to the entire annealed -- unedited conversation on our website www.wfla.com. >> he loves campaigning, joe biden. >> he enjoys it. he energized that crowd today. it was interesting. >> the whole interview is on www.wfla.com. check that out. mean time there may be more to this red tide than just
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stormwater ripoff, but i think us also undisputable -- runoff, but i think it's also undisputable that raw sewage running into our local waterways will contribute to the conditions which foster red tide. >> the water keepers gave notice they may sue if the problem is not fixed. the rundown mosley motel in st. petersburg is now completely vacant. deputies went door to door today to make sure everyone was out morning. residents were served eviction notices after a real estate firm bought the motel. they plan to demolish it to make way for a business development. some good news for drivers who take the howard frankland bridge. transportation officials decided to nix their plans to take away one of the general use lanes and make it a toll lane. they are still considering adding a toll lane, however. they just won't take away a
public hearings on the project scheduled for this week are now postponed. big news for fans of bass pro shops and cabela's, the two outdoor sporting good stores are teaming up, bass pro shops agreeing to buy cabela's in a deal worth $5.5 billion. the deal is expected to close the first half of 2017, no toward if the deal would result in store closures. did you notice your starbucks barista was a little more cheery than normal monday? it's for good reason. pay raises between 5 and 15% took hing if today for 157,000 -- took effect today for 157 workers nationwide and employees with the company two years or more had their stock awards double. it was an exciting day for country music star garth brooks. >> brooks is now the first recording artist ever to win a 7 diamond status from the recording industry of america.
recorded seven albums in nashville. at today's ceremony brooks thanked fans and shared his message of hope. >> youen, they took about faith, hope and love and the greatest of these is hope. hope is a wonderful thing. >> before today brooks was tied with the beatles for diamond certifications and good news if you want to see garth brooks in person because he will be performing at the amway in orlando thursday through sunday. nasa released dramatic images from space of hurricane matthew. hurricane intensified today and this evening as well as it neared haiti drenching 20 inches of rain possibly. the storm is packing 145 mile- per-hour winds now which could cause catastrophic damage in this area. very difficult to watch the
john here from lakeland, gorgeous shot, just beautiful at lake muir in lakeland today. we see a few showers offshore, a few thunderstorms as well moving south to north. you can see a few scattered light showers in polk county, light rain primarily. it's been raining most of the area and at times heavier. at 7 a.m. 74 degrees, lots of rain cooled air today and cloud cover temperatures. at noon 82 degrees, partly cloudy skies, 40% chance of shower, 87 degrees in the afternoon. mostly 70s, dew points very high, 76 degrees, but up the road we're looking at slightly drier air as you'll see in the eight-day forecast, an actual cold front that might have some impact on the weather here locally. moment of peninsula has seen showers this evening and deep atmospheric moisture across the area, drier air to the northwest. that's the way the state of florida has been today.
rain. hopefully by the eight-day period we'll see this come to an end. this storm is stronger, lower pressure observed tonight from the hurricane hunter aircraft, 145 mile-per-hour winds moving north with hurricane winds for haiti. there's that forecast track across the bahamas. this forecast shifts dramatically farther to the west in response to what the computer models say today. more of florida is in that cone storm, generally the dry side. the higher winds, the greater amounts of moisture on the eastern side. it's a better scenario for florida if it would play out this way and certainly for the bay, possibly polk and highlands county have to watch this especially, especially if it tracks farther west. you can see that trend in computer models, this little
an ridge of high pressure is essentially north and west of the system. that's that area of high pressure, this upper level ridge moving back to the west. this ridge will continue to shift the track west and a trough of low pressure by midweek and late week should pick up this storm and move it northeast. how far north does it get before it turns northeast? timing is always the question. the atmospheric conditions are always changing. very well formed storm, see the outflow here and tops as indicated on our highlighted infrared satellite imagery. back to our local forecast the rpm says fairly quiet, maybe a few light showers till after midnight, quite a few clouds around. showers will probably fire up mostly in afternoon, develop late day, carry into the evening hours kind of like we saw. as the forecast goes to the end of the week, we'll keep a close eye on the path of hurricane matthew keeping in mind we're on the weaker side of the
tuesday rain chance at 40%, down to 30% wednesday and thursday depending obviously on the track of hurricane matthew, its influence. then we start to see drier air not only coming around the western side of matthew, but an actual cold front at the end of the week that long term actually helps lower the humidity and slightly cooler temperatures. might be a sign the dry season is very much knocking on the door. >> hopefully we can get by this hurricane to let that happen without too >> thank you. come up next in sports two major league baseball managers are out of work tonight, but what about the future of the rays kevin cash? >> a roster move by the bucs does not move well for this defensive team captain, the loss of gerald mccoy next. >> remember this year's heart walk in november, but now is the time to join stacie
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sports on news channel 8 is sponsored by your gulf coast honda dealers. >> how critical is next monday's bucs game against the carolina panthers? the bucs will use tomorrow as an extra practice day even though the game week does not officially begin until thursday. now this afternoon the team made a roster move that does not bode defensive tackle gerald mccoy. veteran defensive tackle john hughes signed to the active roster without any pending announcement regarding mccoy's health. mccoy left sunday's game with a calf injury and walked out of the stadium wearing a boot. earlier this evening i asked bucs head coach kirk koetter about the loss of mccoy during our exclusive koetter's corner. >> gerald is such a disruptive
requires a double player from the other side and it free other guys up to go one on one. losing gerald is big just like we've been without robert ayers. some years it seems like you're hardest hit at a single position and the defensive line, we started the game with eight and by halftime we were down to six. >> don't forget koetter's corner airs monday during news channel 8 at 6:00. we always put the unedited version on www.wfla.com. so log on and see tonight's interview in full. the bucs also keeping an eye on the panthers injury report this week as quarterback cam newton goes to the nfl's concussion protocol. newton took a shot to the head right there on sunday from atlanta linebacker dion jones. panthers coach ron rivera said today newton's running style makes him vulnerable to that type of collision. much better prognosis for florida gators quarterback luke del rio expected to play
the official decision will not come until thursday. del rio has not play since spraining his knee over three weeks ago. on the eve of the baseball playoffs two major league managers are out of work, rays manager kevin cash safe and sound thanks to the gm matt silverman. he vouched for cash back in june. you'd have to think this winter will be watched closely. on tuesday the rays will hold a season ending state of the rays press conference. we'll hear the good, bad and the ugly what direction will this club take when it comes to rebuilding the bullpen? will free agents such as logan morrison get a deal? if cash's seat was not hot in 2016, he'll certainly enter 2017 knowing the burner is ready to warm up. >> down in cuba. >> injuries happen and that's set things in the wrong direction. >> your aces don't play like aces. >> correct.
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and in the morning, steve? >> well, most of the rain will end here after midnight and we'll see mostly cloudy skies. 74 degrees, lots of rain cooled numbers, but we are getting to the time of year in october now where that average is definitely trending down. our normal low is 71 degrees. we're definitely headed toward a dry season and it's possible the second week of october we could get a cold would have some impact even as early as later this weekend. we'll have to keep an eye on matthew. please stay tuned on the track of that. finally tonight a touching act of generosity by pasco county deputies. someone stole this 10-year-old boy's bicycle from outside his home. the boy had major surgery on his leg and used that bicycle for physical therapy. so the deputy investigating the theft decided to buy the young man a new bicycle. >> nice. >> the boy looks pretty happy about his new set of wheels,