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>> right now, on newschannel8 at 7:00. >> good evening, tonight, we are tracking the tropics as
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caribbean. it is the fearest caribbean storm in a decade. it ripped into haiti. torrential rain and wind pounded villages. three deaths have been blamed on the storm so far. meteorologist steve jerve joins us live in the forecast center with the latest track. we are continuing to warn people tonight. >> absolutely. in fact, jen, there is is a hurricane watch in place for the east t, cocoa beach. that is in the east coast not includeing the bay area. but in the next 48 hours there could be hurricane force wind gusts on florida's east coast. we have hurricane warnings in place. haiti got pounded. the eastern part of cuba. that initial position east of guantanamo bay, about 65 miles. you see the forecast track taking it as a category 4. potentially down to a category 3, but still, a major hurricane. you can see the window of
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it does include polk county. highlands county. this is is a cone of air. whatever you want to call it. over time, there is error in the forecast, it can change either west or east depending on the fluxuation of the path itself. it should be in a trough in the northeast section of the country and central part of the country moving the storm off to the northeast. but we have to watch the position. we are on the weaker side of the storm in this scenario. there's a look at image. where we are relative to the state of florida. in the eastern tip of cuba, it continues on the northerly path. storm surge a little bit on the coast of cuba. but most of it on the eastern side as i mentioned. that is the most dangerous side of the storm away from us in the scenario. tropical storm wind gusts, 39 to 73 miles an hour possible over the next several days. you can see as it moves up the coastal areas, this is the european computer model that shows a landfall. the official forecast track
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florida's''s coast where the high seas will be located. for us, the larger inland areas will be the greater impacts from this storm. back to you. >> all right, thank you very much steve. one place they are keeping a close eye on the storms is in polk county. they are on the edge of the cone of uncertainty. newschannel8's candace mccowan stopped by the emergency operation center where they are concerned a small shift in the storm could make difference. >> reporter: for polk county management director pete, it is easier to prepare if he knows whether or not his county will be hit by a storm. right now, he is in limbo waiting and watching. >> with this kind of a storm, we are really on the edge. it could go either way. we need to make sure we don't go overboard and get people overprepared. >> reporter: but for the people in polk county in 2004, there is no such thing as overprepared.
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forget hurricane charlie. the storm took a detour from its predicted path. >> you couldn't get into my house because of all the trees that had fallen down our drive. >> reporter: for that ran, even without anticipated hurricane force winds from matthew, they say they are ready. >> make sure everything is tied down, and, get us some gas. >> reporter: candace mccowan, newschannel8. right now, noaa hurricane hunters are flying over the storm to get a better idea of how strong it is. our own jeff patterson went jeff continues our team coverage tonight from macdill air force base. >> reporter: over the next 48 hours, it maintains hurricane strength. before each flight, the scientists are briefed on the exact details of the mission. >> then it enters the storm environment where we will circumnavigate it. >> in the event that we might run into hurdles, we have a predescribed backup plan.
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this whole discussion when we are on the aircraft. >> reporter: this is called a drop. it comes out of the aircraft at this point, measures temperature, pressure, humidity, and wind speed and it gives a lot of information to the scientists on board the aircraft hoping to predict the path of the storm. >> meteorologist qc quality controls the data and packages it up to transmit to the world. >> reporter: at this point, matthew is the most powerful atlantic hurricane to be tracked in a de information gathered by this aircraft today will be extremely important is potentially for millions of people. jeff patterson, newschannel8. >> matthew is leaving a trail of destruction behind for many caribbean islands. haiti is still rebuilding after being hit with a devastating earthquake six years ago. tampa based people for haiti makes trips to the island to bring medical care to the people. they plan to make another trip,
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matthew. >> in are missionaries on the ground walking from village to village just trying to warn people to take shelter. protect your kids. here is what to expect. that is how yesterday was spent. >> haiti is forecasted to receive up to 40 inches of rain which could easily create flash floods and mud slides. well, it is a smelly mess in palm harbor where a ruptured line is allowing thousands of gallons of raw sewage to gush into a neighborhood and there is no end in sight. newschannel8's peter bernard isn and i'm wondering, peter, is there anything estimate on when this will be fixed? i'm sure residents certainly want to know. >> reporter: they want it sooner rather than later. most likely some time tomorrow. they have to figure out what went wrong. i'm deep into the enniswood neighborhood right now. you can see a little barricade up. there is a sign warning people to stay away from the water. there was quite a flow out here when we were here about an hour ago. it has been reduced to a trickle. utility crews are have to
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that could take time. raw sewage will continue to flow from a pump station. i flew drone 8 over the enniswood neighborhood where sewage is flowing behind several houses. utility crews noticed the break around 7:45 this morning. it is running out of the area at a rate of a thousand gallons per minute. as of late this afternoon, it totaled about a quarter million gallons of that stinky potentially health threatening sewage. a 30-inch force main is busted so they are asking bathing, toilet flushing and washing dishes. ask anyone who lives around here about the smell and you will hear all about it. >> oh yeah. uh, i mean, how could you not smell it? i mean, the wind was blowing and it came into my front door real strong. and, so, i went down do the marina to get away from the odor and have lunch. >> reporter: and back out here
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just upstream taking it away. and what is not being taken away is being taken to a storm water retention pond across the street. earlier today, we saw crews handing out these flyers here. they are putting them on doorknobs. they have made reverse 911 calls telling people about what is going on again, there is no estimate how long this will take. they will work all ni a 12-year-old student is being charged in a creepy clown threat. janna jones shows us how they are dealing with it. >> reporter: the sheriff says they are taking this threat very seriously. they learned about it at 10:00 last night and they arrested that 12-year-old boy this afternoon, just before 3:00. he is now facing second degree felony charges. a sixth grader at seven springs middle school posted a clown threat last night on an app called musically. it said hello.
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springs middle school on friday the seventh of october, 2016. get ready sixth graders for your worst day and your last. the 12-year-old boy told officers he did it to be funny. >> choices have consequences. i mean, you go on there, you try to be funny with your friends and, it starts with something small. maybe between a group of friends but this, with social media, it spreads. >> reporter: pasco county sheriff has this. >> if you threaten our community, that line is drawn. >> reporter: what started out as an online prank is going to be a felony. >> he is being charged with a second degree felony. 836-10, it is written threats to kill. >> reporter: extra officers were on campus so seven springs elementary school just in case the post was more than a prank. >> you have to take everyone serious. you don't know which one, if there is a credible threat. >> reporter: while this post
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pasco county sheriff's office wants students and parent to be on high alert. >> save any type of evidence. don't dispose of any messages and contact the sheriff's office right away so we can try to figure out who is doing this. >> reporter: we are told investigators went to the school this afternoon to talk to parents and talk to the students. and, again, that 12-year-old boy who made the threat is in custody. reporting in pasco county, janna jones, newschannel8. still ahead ... >> helping a pasco county church who sponsors an orphanage there reaches out to the kids as the hurricane hits. >> today on better call behnken, i heard your questions about one of the most popular scams out there and i have the information you need to make
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marco rubio has the worst attendance record of any florida senator in 50 years. but it's even worse when he shows up. he's voted for a plan that would cut social security... and has said social security is "bankrupting our country" and has "weakened us as a people." he wants to eliminate the department of education... marco rubio. it's bad when he misses work. it's worse when he shows up.
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what if one of the biggest challenges we face down here... could be solved... simply by looking up there? what if unlimited, clean power was at your fingertips? what if it was good for consumers, good the economy and good for florida? 's not a "what if." it's "what's next." solar power for the sunshine state. vote yes on amendment 1. for the sun. >> as hurricane matthew hits haiti hard, a land o' lakes
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status of an orphanage there. north point church has a special bond with dozens of children in port-au-prince. 8 on your side's ryan hughes spoke to the pastor hoping they will lend a hand after this storm. >> reporter: even though tampa is hundreds of miles from haiti, a bay area church is sending prayers, love, and money to an orphanage it sponsors as it is being battered by hurricane matthew. pictures show the children of the orphanage in port-au-prince during smiles abound. hurricane matthew walloped haiti throughout the day and the island is still feeling its effects. these kids are facing the storm head on, but a pasco county church is there to help from hundreds of miles away. >> our biggest thing we can do is support them. >> reporter: northpoint sponsors the orphanage in haiti. it also owns an orphanage in the dominican republic. heavy rain and strong winds sock the area. >> we have been praying like
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would sustain them. >> reporter: we managed to get a call through and spoke to the pastor at the orphanage several hours ago as the eye of matthew was directly overhead. >> the children are okay. we are keeping them in the forannage safe. we cannot get out. >> reporter: though the children of the orphanage lived through a devastating earthquake in 2010, now this major hurricane, they have remained upbeat and resilient knowing that god at northpoint are on their side. >> it is a beautiful thing. >> reporter: i'm ryan hughes, newschannel8. you can donate money that goes directly to the orphanage. text the amount you want to give with a space and the word help to (813)501-6554. well, coming up, investigator shannon behnken shows us how to avoid falling for that irs phone scam. also ahead, move over apple,
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too. cancer on my spinal chord. but i spent my whole life fighting back. so you can imagine what i thought when i saw donald trump say... "i don't know what i said, ah, i don't remember!" "that reporter he is talking about suffers from a chronic condition that impairs movement of his arms." i don't want a president who makes fun of me. i want a president who inspires me, and that's not donald trump.
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we're doing everything we can... keeps going up and up... but it looks like duke energy's not doing theirs. husband: paying for a plant that's never going to be built is just ridiculous. narrator: the duke utility tax is costing florida families. yet congressman david jolly does nothing. he's taken thousands from duke but has not stopped them from collecting for a power plant that could never be built. wife: someone needs to stand up to duke energy. narrator: house majority pac is responsible for the content of this advertising. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. i'd look her right in that fat ugly face of hers. she's a slob. she ate like a pig. a person who's flat chested is very hard to be a 10. does she have a good body?
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absolutely. do you treat women with respect? i can't say that either. after an obscene amount was spent building this controversial courthouse, the state learned the contractor had overspent on framed photos that were never used. when the state refused to pay, bob buesing sued... demanding taxpayers foot the bill, including his own legal fees. bob buesing profitted from government waste and abuse? ust him with state spending. you've got to be kidding. >> on wall street, the dow dropped 85 points. s&p lost 10, and nasdaq down 11 points. a couple of consumer alerts.
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investigated for brake problems. the probe involves nearly 300,000 ford f-150 pickup trucks. the national highway traffic safety administration says complaints include a sudden and complete loss of brakes. vehicles affected are the 2015 and 2016 f-150s . no injuries or accidents have been reported. also, a warning to more than 100,000 medical patients who used certain insulin pumps. they could be targeted by hackers if you ca johnson & johnson says it is animus one-touch ping insulin pump has a bug that could force it to deliver unauthorized possibly lethal doses of insulin. the company says the chance of that happening is low. and the pump has features for advanced protection. not quite a month after apple unveiled its newest
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google launched three new products. pixel smartphone. a streaming device called ultra. and an internet connected two- way speakers. a acceptabilitier piece feature is google assistance. the company's answer to existing assistance. initially, the new phone will be exclusive to verizon. if you have been cheated, when you need help, she's on your side, better call beh. >> tonight, better call behnken takes a look at one of the questions she get it is most often. shannon has received dozens upon dozens of complaints from irs scammers. people continue to fall for it. >> reporter: every day, i receive calls and e-mails from people at the receiving end of the irs phone scam. [ phone ringing ] crooks pretend to be the irs and call
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for back taxes. often payable through store gift cards. nancy in pinellas county writes i received two phone calls today saying i needed to call the irs and not to ignore them. [ phone ringing ] >> reporter: from kenneth, someone called my home several times, stating they are the irs. starting a lawsuit against me. i called the number several times to request that my number be removed from their calling list. and from peter in tampa, just received my second call. owed the irs and if i don't call back, i will be arrested. these callers are persistent. but i can't stress enough, the irs will not call taxpayers, use e-mail, or social media, and they would never demand immediate payment. especially with gift cards. so, what can you do to stop these scammers? call the irs and give them as much information as you can about these crooks so they can
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side. nice view from the lake club in lakewood ranch. temperatures, 79. reasonable, but the humidity is very, very high. no rainfall at that location. freedom plaza, get ago nice sunset here. 79 degrees. same temperature at sun city center. view from new port richey, a little bit of overcast. 14 one-hundredths. a little more rainfall there. not as active as 24 ho same story in venice. a few showers north, south, not too much happening northern counties. maybe a few sprinkles here or there. and these showers that have been around the mouth of tampa bay pushing offshore. mostly light rain continuing, a few lightning strikes maybe offshore. but no threats certainly of thunderstorms at the moment. things are really dialing down here at the moment. a few showers east of lake placid. at 7:00 a.m., 75 degrees. 89 at 4:00 p.m. tomorrow. thank the clouds, the
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hurricane watch florida's east coast does not include the bay area. but, that means hurricane conditions within 48 hours. we showed you this at the top of the newscast in case you missed the track. the important part for us, we are on the weak side, could be strong wind gusts late thursday into friday. so, we will watch for that, a potential major hurricane could be just off florida's ohs coast. but keeping in mind, we will be on the dry and also the weaker side with the advancing side. the eastern side with the stronger winds. the trend, the past storm further west. that is why that track has moved a little further west from the national hurricane center was that can change. we will continue to keep you updated on the latest forecast track and computer models of course. rain chance tomorrow, 30%. breezes pick up. it could get fairly windy. the greatest impacts are west of the center of the storm which is good news in that
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a 10% rain chance saturday, sunday, long term cold front comes through, actually, lower the humidity slightly cooler temperatures monday, tuesday, wednesdays. and then, it looks like we could be very close to the start of dry season which would really change things a lot after dealing with tropical weather. >> that would be awesome. but we watch that track shift a little bit and it reminds me of 2004. the storms can turn on a dime sometimes. >> there's a lot of air in these tracks. we are doing the best we can. the hurricane center is too. but there's still a lot of air in the tracks so know that every one tracks will change. >> just be ready. >> yeah. >> that's the advice. >> you have it. >> we'll be right back.
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this is medicine. medicine. uh... medicine? with amendment 2, this is what "medicine" will look like: pot, packaged like candy. up to twenty times stronger than it once was. marketed to kids. sold next to schools. in nearly two thousand pot shops across florida. no medical standards. no pharmacists. no prescriptions.
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>> now, here is is a car that makes a lot of sense.
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his white chevy blazer with pennies. it took them seven weeks to pain stakingly put them on one by one. >> and it took 80 tubes of silicone glue and fiberglass boat glue. they were all supposed to be on heads but a few were on tails. when you are glueing that many pennies you are liable to mess up anything. >> i mean, stop it. right? i guess pennies helped to turn his chevy into a lincoln. steve jerve. you are welcome. i'm here all week. usually, it is an accident that causes motorists to rubber neck, but in philadelphia, it was a man rolling down the highway in a mode of transportation for suited for a child. a big-wheel. an amused driver caught the unusual sight on his cell phone. the man was not wearing a helmet. police are looking into the video of incident. >> that is unusual. not advisable. >> no, you think?
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kim kardashian saw before her armed robbery. >> track her every move? and is kim quitting her reality show? now on "extra" ? ?"extra" "extra" ? kim kardashian before she was tied up and robbed at new clues to the $11 million heist. who let the armed thieves into the kim's armored apartment? did they strike knowing the bodyguard was off duty? stylist simone rushed to her rescue. ben stiller's public confession today, his battle with cancer. >> i didn't know what was going to happen. i was scared. >> melissa etheridge versus angelina, defending brad. >> why jen garner is saying
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>> yeah. >> on vp debate night a.j. one-on-one can tim kaine. >> if you met donald trump what would be the first question you would want to ask. >> demi lovato and amber rose taking on the body shamers days after amber got dised on dancing. kelly clark writing lullabies. >> because i'm that cool artist that writes songs >> entertainment capital of l.a. >> hi, everyone. welcome to "extra." i'm mario lopez. oemg up about body issues and white it didn't work out with tiger woods. >> kristen stewart, why she went platinum blond. very latest, new details on kim kardashian's armed robbery. whoever did it knew exactly how,
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breaking down all the new clues. >> followed for days, her bodyguard at a club guarding her sisters during an attack. bhis% grew louder. was it an inside job. did the reality star drop too many clues to her whereabouts. >> can you guess where i'm at? >> is she ready to quit her show. >> being tailed throughout paris before the multi-million dollar a pack of motorcyclists tracking her every move. one as a photographer, the other as a plain clothesed cop. robbery still wearing that $4 h- million ring stolen by gunmen only hours later. her bodyguard still by her side. he left soon after to be with her sisters and was not there at


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