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sponsored by a fraternity, right? >> okay, we are having audio problems this morning, but usf police officials say the party was hosted by phi kappa phi. students were shocked to hear about the news. the girl was unconscious at the she was 16 years old, and the fraternity is suspended. the status of the frat is in limbo this morning. we will continue to follow this story and stay in contact with usf officials all morning long to hear what is going on moment by moment. stick with wfla on that one. two children are hospitalized after a car crashed into a bicycle as they
the children were or the name of their parents. mary is live this morning. mary? >> reporter: well, this morning we were able to confirm the identities of the parents and the kids involved in the terrible crash, and the kids are just 6 and 9 years old, and this all happened last night at just near the avesta apartments on 54th avenue north in st. petersburg, and the troopers say when traffic westbound was stopped and on the bicycle and the other was on the handlebars at a near drugstore one employee says she sees the pair in the store often. >> watched them cross the road the other day, thinking the worst, thinking they was going to get hit. >> reporter: the driver who hit them claims they didn't see the
into the street. for hours afterwards, troopers couldn't find the parents, and at first they didn't know their names. we found out one is in stable condition this morning, and the other is in critical condition. we are trying to find out from highway patrol whether or not the parents will face charges, gayle. >> mary, it's gene. we will check back with a bit, thanks. a man with an annual pass to seaworld is accused of molesting two young girls. a 12-year-old and 15-year-old accused macormic of floating against him. seaworld is claiming they will not allow him back into the
weatherwise this morning. >> we will talk about what is happening today, and then the potential long-term effects for matthew. hour-by-hour planning out your morning. relatively comfortable in the low to mid-70s. fast warmup, similar to yesterday, 84 degrees at noon, and 84 at 4:00 p.m., and what about the rain fall potential? not a lot between now and noon. there could be a small, ice lated shower, but once again the rain significantly better between the evening. there's spots where you can see 2-3 inches of rain, and that's today. now let's talk about the rain fall potential as we head through the next several days. again a wide, broadbrush of what we can see. you will notice between now and saturday, the heaviest rain is between now and saturday. the closer to the west coast, the lighter the rain fall
as matthew affects us, it will bring strong winds, wednesday, thursday, and friday, but once it gets to the north, look at it draw in the slightly cooler air and much lower humidity as well. this weekend, and early next week, really uncomfortable. unfortunately the next 72 hours, we watch closely as matthew heads into the atlantic. let's check on traffic on the 8s as people get their tuesday >> let's look at the sun coast area. i-75, fast commute here, and looking good in sarasota. typically construction around here with the diamond intersection project at university and i-75. you get through. travel times for you. we are up to speed in new port richie, and that's a look at weather and traffic on the 8s, and back to gene and gayle. the future of the toll
the city of st. petersburg may face a lawsuit over red tide and how it relates to the recent relate of waste water. a map shows where red tide is detected right now. it's all the way from tampa bay to charlotte harbor. it's a natural occur answer, but sun coast water keepers believes nutrients in the sewage makes it last longer. the group is now considering suing st water release. stay in your lane, for now anyway. back to the drawing board for toll lanes on the howard frankland bridge. they nixed the plans to use one of the general use lanes for tolls. it doesn't mean there won't be toll lanes, but officials want to look at other options. officials are considering adding tolls to reduce congestion on the busy bridge. final preparations are
and only vice presidential debate. mike pence will face off with his democratic rival, tim kaine, and much of the debate is expected to focus on recent controversies with their runningmates. you can watch the showdown here on news channel 8, and it will get started at 9:00 tonight. democratic presidential candidate, hillary clinton is using big names to sway voters in florida. tomorrow president obama will stump, joe biden. he afended a monday rally in sarasota where he spoke to supporters. jennifer lee caught up with him for an exclusive one-on-one. here's a snippet of what he said about the race. >> reporter: is it possible to see a return to any bipartisan politics? >> i think we can get by this. you will see the public so sick
division, they are going to say, whoa! produce something for us. >> you can listen to the entire unedited conversation between jen lee and biden on wfla.com. a new poll shows hillary clinton with a 5-point lead over donald trump. clinton got 47% of it support to donald trump's 42%. across perk fight during the raiders'- ravens' football game leaves one fan on life support. two raider fans got into an argument with joseph bower, a ravens' fan. he was knock to the ground, hit his head, and he lost coshness. investigators are trying to figure out what start the fight. both men were from new york, and they have been arrested. friends, family, and fans
a service to arnold palmer will take place at st. vincent college basilica in pennsylvania. thousands are expected to attend. one of his colleagues and challengers, jack nicklaus is scheduled to speak. he died last month from heart complications. he was 86 years old. a smoky and fiery scene in southeast colorado where a grass fire is burning. acres. people are being told to believe before the flames get too close. it's time to freshen up your resume if you're looking for a new job it will be a community career fair at the george steinbrenner field at the event pavilion it will kick off at 10:00 this morning. more information on wfla.com. >> there's people looking for jobs out there, and hopefully
and create a new future for them. >> absolutely. the governor in the state of florida has declared a state of emergency in all counties as hurricane matthew makes its way across the caribbean, pounding haiti. >> lee spann has been keeping an eye on the hurricane for us. >> reporter: we are waiting on the 5:00 a.m. update, and this is the latest information at 2:00 a.m. it was a 145-mile an hour storm, just of the peninsula of haiti. unfortunately it's been raining for 24 hours. we know the situation there, it's dire for them. as it moves north it will clip cuba, and this is the big update, this turn towards the west, this left hand turn through wednesday evening, moving through the bahamas, and it puts the storm just off florida's east coast, and it includes in the cone of uncertainty here, polk county
is through thursday night into friday evening before it will make the turn back to the north and east, and riding right along the coast of south carolina and north carolina. what impact will it have on us? we can look at one computer model's thinking. early thursday morning, our winds will increase, and as far as the rain fall potential, obviously by thursday night, moving into the eastern portion of the state. for us, here in the tampa bay area on the east coast. we are on the of the storm. there could be heavy rain on the east coast and possibly flooding there, but it's the transition zone. polk county, highlands county, more rain fall for you. we will continue to monitor any shift west or east it will have huge impacts on the effects we will see. 74degrees at 8:00 a.m. partly cloudy at noon, and then scattered downpours for us around 4:00 p.m. 40% rain chance today, similar
and thursday. obviously thursday and friday, the wind speeds will increase, and then we have drier, more comfortable air for the weekend. 4:48, checking on traffic on the 8s. >> looking across the skyway bridge, a wonderful drive that will take you 10 minutes across the plaza. construction going on, and a quick reminder in downtown tampa, and we have construction in the southern part of downtown, and it's part of the vennuation project here, the improvement project, lasting channelside drive, left lane, taken away from jefferson down to florida, and also, it looks like we are down to one lane on florida avenue, and that's due to a lot of construction here in front of city hall. keep that in mind as you move through the area, and utility work will continue through mcdill and sometimes you can see the lanes closed there as well. back to gene and gayle. >> thank you so much, leslee.
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seconds, a little longer than the previous year. you may not mind the extra wait. the survey found they are getting orders right with order accuracy jumping to 90%. we are celebrating tacos. it's not only taco tuesday, it's also national taco day. many restaurants are offering taco everyone's favorite tortilla snack, and we just found out we have the best rated taco in the state. >> i have never had one from there. >> we should have a lunch date. >> all right. a sweet story. it started with an investigation. someone stole a bike belonging to a 10-year-old boy with a serious medical condition. the boy used it as physical therapy after language therapy. this corporal was so outraged
to buy the child a new bike. >> that's a great thing! >> that's great! new high-tech holidays are set to hit the store shelves just before the holidays. >> we are looking at toys that may be on your loved ones' lists this year. first this morning a live look at downtown tampa. a lot is happening weatherwise this morning. lee spann with the detailsen that as hurricane matthew inches closer and closer to florida. a quick look at traffic fo traffic on the 8s in just 3 minutes.
hurricane matthew, and notice on saturday, the rain chances will really go down, and speaking of hurricane matthew, right now it's very close to making land fall in haiti, and the hurricane force winds extends 30 miles from the center of the storm, and we have the latest forecast track from the hurricane center. i will have that for you at the top of 5:00. lesli, how is traffic on the 8s? no delays here. let's look at the problem spot on u.s. 41, but 41, south here. it's tieing up lanes. keep it in mind. it's dark in the area. i-75, looking good. no delays up into hillsborough, south into manatee county. 301 looking good. the skyway bridge up to speed
taking hurricane matthew. the deadly storm is pounding haiti, and jamaica and cuba may be next. our governor has taken acon suv, one critically hurt, and we are live with the latest on their conditions and why the police had a hard time finding their parents. goggle's big day. we will look at their new smart phones and something that goggle claims could change how we all listen to music. good morning, and welcome to news channel 8 today. i'm gayle guyardo. >> and i'm gene ramirez. haiti is feeling the effect the