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killed riding his bike. we hear from one of the neighbors who tried to save his life ahead. on a rampage, new details about what set of the gunman who opened fire on his neighbors. good evening. i'm keith cate. >> i'm jennifer lee. let's get right to the stories we have for you. we begin with our first look at the car that troopers believe took the life of a 17-year-old girl. tonight we know the man accused of hitting her and taking off got caught because of a tip by an insurance agent. >> why didn't you stop? >> authorities believe 56-year- old nicholas constantino slammed into ashley as she left her after school job. as you can imagine ashley's family is desert -- devastated and they honored her memory with a tearful vigil. jenn holloway joins us live from the crash scene. jenn, such a difficult night for her family and friends. >> reporter: it's a true tragedy. certainly is. a couple hours ago this area was filled with friends and
they shared memories and lit candles. they remembered a young lady who touched so many. >> she's not coming back. that was my world. that was my other half. >> reporter: ashley's brother understandably shaken after losing his sister less than 24 hours ago. >> my world is empty. i have no more words i can say. >> reporter: ashley's brother- in-law was also there sharing his grief. heart right now. my brother, brian perdomo and my mom, it's tough, tough moment for our family right now. >> ashley, i love you forever, my daughter. >> reporter: and several others were there to comfort ashley's family. many of them wrapping their arms around her mother, mercedes and expressing their condolences during this time of
meanwhile ashley's family also received word of constantino's arrest for the hit and run. >> i'm happy that they got him, but it's not going to bring my sister back. she's not coming back. >> reporter: as you can see, still a few candles that are still lit here in memory of ashley. that vigil ended around 8:30 p.m. we have no word yet for the family in regards to her funeral arrangement. >> do we know more about suspect? >> reporter: we certainly do. all that credit goes to the insurance adjuster. the insurance agent, he got a call to come out and inspect a car. constantino's car. when he saw the extensive damage, he or she immediately called the highway patrol and that's how they got him. >> jenn holloway live in tampa tonight, thank you. happening right now the boat season officially in full swing and there's a new
drop off passengers. problem is the ridesharing services are still operating illegally in hillsborough county. and breaking in the middle of it all, e-mails into news channel 8 that may reveal why this county is fighting so hard to stop uber and lyft from operating. jeff patterson joins us now. you been poring through thousands and thousands of documents tonight. >> reporter: i can't even print all of the e-mails and documents because there are just that many. ptc is set up truck industries but what i found in the documents tonight shows they have a much closer connection. kyle cockrum is the executive director of hillsborough county ptc. in april news channel 8 reported that cockrum traveled to palm beach to speak to the county commission about ridesharing services. >> my name is kyle cockrum and i'm the public transportation commission executive director.
there on his own time. >> i was already in west palm beach on a three day vacation. >> reporter: but these e-mails obtained by news channel 8 show otherwise. cockrum planned the trip for days in advance. representatives of the taxi industry e-mailed cockrum talking points including this. deaths, sexual assault and kidnapping allegedly committed by uber drivers across the country. i found this too. at the same time i started asking quess april, cockrum e-mailed county staff to ask them to adjust his time off for another visit. july 21, 2015. the reason? he wasn't working for the ptc that day. as he first claimed. he was actually in palm beach advocating for the taxi industry then too. mr. cockrum responded to my questions by e-mail tonight with this saying, my appearance
share knowledge about rideshare issues, to imply any other motives doesn't match the facts, he says. my appearance was not planned for ahead of time and i was not given talking points or coached by anyone. cockrum also claims the timesheet change is just part of normal business. jenn? >> you mentioned there were a lot of documents when you started this report so i'm a more to reveal. >> there will be a lot more. poring through all those documents. get reaction from people. >> thank you. a 5-year-old boy is dead, hit and killed by a pickup truck as he rode his bike with his sister. paul mueller is at lakeland regional medical center with a look at the effort to save his life. >> reporter: neighbors did the best they could giving 5-year- old austin crawford cpr, paramedics then brought him here where sadly, he later died.
one of the first things you could ever see. >> reporter: philip came home thursday afternoon to find austin crawford in front of his house on sandalwood boulevard, he had been on his bike with his 8-year-old sister abigail. austin drove into the path of an oncoming truck. >> little boy that you see all the time, playing. that's happy and something like that happens. it's horrific. >> reporter: the 5-year-old grandson went to school with austin. >> my little grandson said, nana, he's in a better place. >> reporter: some neighbors say there was no need for this to happen. they say they see way too many people speeding up and down this road all the time. and they say someone needs to do something about it. >> i swear when they hit my house, they do 60. they gun their vehicles. >> i have a little four and a half-year-old boy. i won't leave and -- i won't let him play in the front yard at all. my yard is fenced in. >> reporter: now the focus on young life taken way too soon.
for them. >> reporter: as for the driver of that truck we are told they are fully cooperating with the investigation. and at this point not expected to face any charges. in lakeland, paul mueller, news channel 8. neighbors also tell us the boys mother and fiance were at home at the time and they say the fiance tried to save the poor using cpr. more tragedy tonight in polk county. they plan city man is ci truck into a lakeland home killing a 76-year-old woman inside. ryan talent is charged after investigators tell us he lost control and slammed his truck into the home of reverend wyatt and janice falls. janice was in the front bedroom. killed instantly. according to investigators talent was under the influence and tried to leave after that crash. however, neighbors stopped him. >> they did the right thing. i said they did the right
another for what he did. >> talent is facing charges for dui, manslaughter, vehicular homicide and not wearing a seatbelt, the husband was not hurt. the man accused of kidnapping a 4-year-old lakeland girl leading to an all- out search in six states is behind bars tonight in polk county. deputies brought west wild hogs to the bar to jail this afternoon. becky lewis from her family's home on saturday. hogs didn't have much to say this afternoon. take a listen. >> mr. hogs, why would you kidnap a 4-year-old girl? >> do you have anything to say? to the family? >> do you want to apologize to the family? >> at this point hogs is facing kidnapping charges and another charge of auto theft. he is expected to face more charges from the fbi and will face a judge tomorrow afternoon. in pinellas county a deputy
pawning his service weapon and stealing drugs. sheriff bob tells 32-year-old steve smith stole oxycodone pills from a citizen who brought them to the substation to be destroyed. also accused of pawning his agency issued handgun. a bomb threat at legoland turned out to be a hoax. but it did shut the park down most of the day while authorities combed over the place. a parkgoers gave us some video of people leaving around noon. general manager adrian jones kept the park parkgoers relived the tense moments as they were hustled out of the park. >> it was a little nerve- racking at first. but i understand they have to take precautions. nowadays. so you know, better to be safe. >> the hotel on property was also evacuated. those guests were allowed to go back into their rooms around 5:00. still to come a man shoots up his neighborhood in a violent rampage. it's all caught on camera.
encounter. this deputy involved shooting happened tuesday afternoon but just now discovering what may have set larry hold off. peter bernard is live at the jail where he will be booked, if he survives. peter? >> reporter: with all the bullets flying around on tuesday it's a wonder somebody isn't dead. that includes a pinellas sheriff's deputy. tonight we're finding out argument about a light in a garage was the tip of the iceberg. the straw that broke the camel's back for the landlord. armed, mad and on a mission to kill, security camera video from one of larry hode's neighbors catches him unloading nine rounds. the pinellas county sheriff tells me the 65-year-old upset with being evicted wanted to get back at people he believes was responsible for his landlord's decision. first up sean smith, a neighbor who lives next door. >> he shot smith, and struck him in the back. the bullet went out into the
injuries. >> reporter: next up, alan camera doing some painting work. hoad missed. >> the bullet struck the wall and cameron literally ran for his life. >> reporter: and then dave foreman was in his home office. hoad shooting the door, later shoots the windshield and any camera can catches him shooting a side window. >> thankfully for him his front door was locked. otherwise, hoad would have gone in and shot him and probably killed him. >> reporter: now the real scary matthew mclean confronting hoad armed with a rifle. hoad fires his handgun three times. >> sergeant mclean was standing right between the two bullet holes. >> reporter: sergeant mclean falls trying to get cover. but not before returning fire hitting hoad. >> hoad was on rampage to kill as many people as he could on tuesday. >> reporter: another deputy is being called a hero tonight, jeff nelson came up on the
gun belt and stuffed that t- shirt he had into smith's wound and held it there all the time, all the way up until the emergency room and into the operating room. smith and hoad are in extremely critical condition. >> it's worth mentioning this is not the first time deputies have dealt with this guy. >> reporter: no. there's been ongoing feuds in this neighborhood. it's been going on for a long time. if you go back into the reco exposed himself to children and so that was part of it as well. so he has also been -- they've has -- this is just the ending of it. >> peter bernard live in pinellas county, thank you. donald trump on the attack against hillary clinton and his accusers. trump lashing out at the women who have said he touched them inappropriately many years ago. he called their allegations false attacks and absolutely hurtful. trump went on to blame clinton
as i can. these attacks are orchestrated by the clintons and their media allies. the only thing hillary clinton has going for herself is depressed. without the press, she is absolutely zero. >> trump said he has evidence to refute the allegations. hillary clinton condemning trump's scorched earth approach to his campaign at a california fundraiser. michelle obama also weighing in on trump's comments at a new hampshire rally telling supporters, enough is enough. now max defender eight, the world's most powerful radar. with meteorologist julie phillips. >> max defender eight showing us a very nice evening across the tampa barry -- not much to show you on the radar, completely quiet at this hour. expecting it to stay that way as we head into the overnight hours as well.
this was given to us from carl randall. thanks for taking that photo. if you have more weather photos, send them to us, facebook, twitter, we love to see your weather for us. waking up tomorrow, start off friday in the low 70s, lots of sunshine to begin the day. mild morning and then by the afternoon hours, top out near 87. looking at a 10% chance of rain during the afternoon hours. going to be warmer again but not too bad. today up to 89. so maybe a little bit er great friday night for the blitz. 80 degrees at kickoff. there is a small chance of rain tomorrow. rain chances at only about 10% or so. mainly just for the start of the game. temperatures will drop back into the mid-70s by the final play. overall just a nice night to play some football. temperatures right now feeling good, low to mid-70s. 73 at apollo beach and wimauma,
now, humidity not too bad either, two points in the mid- 60s, hovering in mid-60s to upper 60s so not too bad just yet although when you factor in the heat, also the sunshine in the afternoon hours still a little bit toasty but we can handle it after the sometime months. not bad at all. humidity levels fairly constant, dropping off a little bit as we head into the end of next week. we'll have to see if a cold front moved through the region into friday. so we'll see there through the overnight hours, winds light out of the northeast, when you wake up tomorrow expect lots of sunshine to begin the day. cold front that you see on the map really is not going to have much of an impact. temperatures not going to change much. mid-to-upper 80s on friday. still just looking at a 10% chance of a quick light shower passing through. by saturday things start to
as we head into the afternoon hours, increase in moisture so we help our rain chances a little bit. only 20% but still a little bit of a better chance, showers and storms developing saturday and sunday. temperature-wise, nothing changes. we are in the mid-to-upper 80s all the way through this weekend. and into the start of next week. of course in the tropics all we're watching at this point is hurricane nicole moving to the northeast at 21 miles per hour. max winds now down to 100 miles per hour. as it moves still a category two storm. and will continue to weaken as we head into the next several days. staying well away from the west not going to be a threat for us. so tomorrow we keep our rain chances near 10%. slight increase as we had throughout the weekend. next week looking good. and we've been talking about the potential to maybe see our next big cold front moved through by the end of next week. or into next weekend. a little too early to call just
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welcome live to ice level here at amalie arena. the tampa bay lightning started their season off on the right foot, or skate as the case may be. the lightning and the detroit red wings have faced off 21 times, more than any other opponent for the squad. tonight those teams tangled yet again in the season opener. this one doesn't start smoothly for the home team. just a couple minutes in detroit on the power play, bishop can't find it. thomas vanek can, first goal as a member of the red wings makes it 1-0. more trouble in the bolts and. nikita nesterov gets his pocket picked. and vannucchi is there. lightning fans having a panic attack. tampa bay gets on the board in the second half. jonathan joanne, bar down, snarf -- sniping like he's at
bishop cannot corral the point shot, nielsen beats him on the rebound. one of a few rough moments for bishop. 3-1 wings. the lightning controlled the pace of play tonight. eventually the bounces go their way. cedric pocket seeks a shot, 3- 2. and then in the third, lightning pouring it on. brian boyle two-on-one. all i need is me myself and i. another top shelf shot. after too many men on the ice, another power play. steven stamkos does. off tyler johnson and the lightning have a 4-3 lead. another bench minor against detroit leads to a third tally with the man advantage, dishing to alex killorn, tampa bay lightning shake off a slow start and be the red wings 6-4. >> it's good first game, i thought we get the first win and started off. that's where we want.
this first period we had the majority of the chances. last 10 minutes was big for us and we have a lot of confidence in the steam. we've been through a lot together. we've come back before. so i don't think anyone was worried about it. we kept on playing. there was a lot of game left. >> we felt like we were playing good. we were playing well. if we just kept going we had to keep pushing, and they did in the special teams took over after that. power play was outstanding. the big killer at the end when we needed it. >> one big bookin allowing four goals, ben bishop is now the franchise all-time saves leader. congratulations to big ben making an impact in what could be his last season as a member of the tampa bay lightning. the good news is they've got three more coming up at home including a date with new jersey devils on saturday. >> you doing all right? i know that your home team that got beat tonight. >> [ laughter ] it hurts me a
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pick three, nine, seven, six. and pick five, three, seven, zero, nine, two. >> we have a nice morning. similar to what we saw this monday. temperatures in the low 70s for the most part. partly cloudy sky, tomorrow afternoon back up into the mid- to-upper 80s. another hot one but only about a 10% chance of rain but humidity is lower. does not feel too bad. >> thank you. in that roberto aguayo had a rough day sunday until his game- winning kick. that sparked a friendly bat at blake high school when a music teacher deigned a base hit he could kick a 30-yard field goal. no problem. today, he took to the gridiron to prove it. he won his bed. even made it look kind of easy. >> what does he have on his head? is it his hair? >> [ laughter ] it's a hat full