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right now a news channel 8 at 5:30. tonight storm water runoff and backed up sewage is a stinky problem that needs a solution. >> good evening i'm jenn holloway. >> i'm josh benson and thanks for being with us today. >> a task force tackling storm water issues met for the first time to get to the bottom of the problem plaguing pinellas
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action plan.>> reporter: good evening and engineers are now tasked with coming up with this plan to try to prevent any more storm water from overflowing into the streets, homes and into the bay. maria says wastewater was a big issue on her street during hurricane hermine. >> it looked like water coming up, my husbands truck went up there the manhole would have blown out. >> reporter: several county sewer systems reached capacity causing millions of gallons of wastewater to go into the streets. maria who has lived here 20 years says she's never seen anything like it. >> we live in florida and there are storms coming here so why are we having that happening? they should have an action plan before storms arrive. >> reporter: today leaders worked on the plan and city mayors brought up the
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meeting. >> you heard from the different cities and entities how we have different needs and different systems with different progress over the years. >> reporter: the task force comprised from engineers from different municipalities work together. a mayor says he budgeted $230 million to address capacity issues in >> we need to know what happened but we have to have a plan going forward because it's about fixing the system and addressing the challenges so we can minimize the risk of it happening again. >> reporter: an investigation into what happened in saint pete sewer system saga is still underway. in the meantime saint pete city officials say they make and scissor using an alternate plan for more capacity in the
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>> do we know if the task force will meet again and if they do can concerned citizens attend?>> reporter: definitely. it's open to the public and they plan to meet bimonthly. right now they are scheduled to come up with an initial action plan within the next 90 days. >> thank you. right now pasco county deputy of -- deputy is on paid leave while they investigate a shooting that left a man dead. it began sunday night with a report of a man in a fight his pregnant girlfriend. deputies say they were forced to open fire when the man came at them with a knife. >> reporter: pasco county deputy space the tense situation for several hours after a man claimed he wanted to be killed by the cops and in the end back once he lunged at them with a knife that's exactly what happened. neighbors knew something was wrong when they heard the bang of tear gas canisters and smelled chemicals. >> it shook our windows.>>
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alone with her daughter and grandkids and realize what was happening when she listen closely. >> they were asking him and begging and pleading with him every time, put the weapon down and put your hands up . i don't know how many times they bagged. >> repor t 911 on her boyfriend who she claimed beat her up. when deputy showed up on blue jay drive he refused to leave the home so they called in a s.w.a.t. team and he talked to negotiators telling them he wanted to be killed by the cops. then he stopped talking. hours passed and deputies moved in and they tased him but it did no good.>> he started charging at the deputies with the knife and they had to shoot him.>> reporter: the sheriff said the man's actions left deputies with no other choice. >> it's very sad he wanted
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very clear. his actions dictated our reaction to the situation. we wanted a peaceful resolution and they did not. >> reporter: i'm ryan hughes news channel 8. >> deputies have not released the names of those involved in the dispute and shooting but the sheriff says the man has a lengthy criminal history dating back to 1998. a man convicted of shooting jordan zimmermann in seminole county has been sentenced. he was convicted of second- degree murder in september in addition to his 20 year sentence he was also given a 15 year concurrent sentence for aggravated assault us stemming from that incident. much of florida's east coast took a direct hit when hurricane matthew came ashore. after that governor scott toward the hardest hit areas along the east coast. just last week president obama signed a preliminary disaster declaration freeing up federal money and today the governor was back. unity -- he says despite rough times the state is open for
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that after this we know we had a horrible storm, we had a category 4 on the coast and damages especially along the beaches and some of the wind damage around our homes and people hurting, but we are open for business. >> scott says in order to recover he's asking the white house to move forward and declare the damage from the category three storm a major disaster area. tonight in your vote counts a federal judge canceled apollo appearing in a boating signature case and signed with democrat second time in the ek lack of a fix for mismatched signatures on the ballot. matt galka tells us more. >> reporter: the state of florida has consistently chipped away at the right to vote and this court knows disenfranchisement when it sees it and it's obscene. dozer two lines ripped from a
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district judge mark walker ruled against the state policy allowing county canvassing boards to throw out mail-in ballots with mismatching signatures without providing a fix. meanwhile missing signature voters are given the chance to fix their ballots. the supervisor of elections walked us through the process. >> basically it's developed off the same form to your a non- match and all we did was change the no signature to your to a signature or cure. you can curate in person or by mail. >> reporter: it marks the second win for democrats from the same judge in the past week . the same judge ruled to extend florida voter registration deadline after democrats filed a lawsuit following hurricane matthew. >> in florida we of elections that are won or lost by 1% so any little bit counts and it's important we make sure every vote is counted. >> this guarantees a larger number of ballots will be counted in the november 8 general election and that's an
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>> reporter: more than 513,000 floridians have voted by mail and in 2012 23,000 mail-in ballots were thrown out because of mismatching signatures. in tallahassee and matt galka. >> the department of state responded to us in a statement saying they just received a ruling last night and were in the process of reviewing it. final presidential debate. it's live from las vegas. in other news we all want a healthy lifestyle. >> we tried to and vitamins and supplements some say are the way to do it. are your dietary supplements doing you more harm than good? some doctors think so and we will show you why coming up. try to beat this record. coming up we show you a record michael jackson broke even after his death. stay with us. we officially made it up to 90 today and
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coming up and your forecast. we have data more coming up. you are watching news channel 8, the station that's always on
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welcome back. how much or dietary supplements really helping new? a lot of americans are sold on supplements no wonder what their doctor tells them in kim hutcherson takes an 8 on your side look at the trend in today's health minute. >> reporter: the national institute of health spend more than $250 million to study whether dietary supplements improve your health and for the most part couldn't find any significant benefit.
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they surveyed still use supplements at least once a month. although the popularity has leveled off in the last decade the study shows the vast majority of dietary supplements are being used without a doctor's recommendation. while fewer people are taking antioxidants like vitamin c, there's an increase of supplements like probiotics and lycopene and the number who take fish oil supplements has grown nine times since 2000. the journal says it looks like the popularity of many supplements is tied closely to how much they are advertised more than if they have proven benefits for your help. for today's health minute on kim hutcherson. and celebrity news he may not be with us any longer but michael jackson tops the chart of
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forbes rates earnings for celebrities to pass away and jackson's $825 million pretax and 2015 makes him the highest- paid celebrity dead or alive. most of it came from the sale of his publishing catalog and he died in 2009. some big news tonight for harry potter fans. jk rowling has delighted fans around the world by revealing her magical movie fantastic beasts. it will be the first of five films, not just three as previously reported. fantastic beasts introduces moviegoers to a character played by eddie redmayne and he tracks down magical creatures. a book is studied by harry and friends at hogwarts. and remember the lady who became an overnight star for cracking up in a chewbacca mask on facebook? she now has something to forever remembered the viral phenomenon. she got herself a laughing to back a tattoo. it may not be perfect but star wars enthusiasts were quick to point out inaccuracies in the tattoo but she says she just
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getting ready to book your holiday travel? get ready to sit and wait a crowded airports. gene ramirez looks at y nonstop flights can be hard to find.>> i'd rather just go straight nonstop. >> reporter: most travelers agree with jody flying united from tampa to buffalo, new york with a fort lauderdale layover. she could've flown southwest nonstop but they only offer one flight on week days. >> time. >> reporter: major airlines use a hub and spoke model and large planes packed passengers taking them to popular destinations before finding connecting flights to the final destination forcing travelers to sit and wait or otherwise get creative. >> i know my connections and i make it a point to get to where
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have to drive two or three hours i do that. >> reporter: tampa international has been focusing on expanding nonstop international travel. >> we increased international nonstops over the last five years and have a doubling of international passengers. >> reporter: making domestic travel more convenient is and only up to airport management. >> the airlines have a big investment in this. they have to know the numbers make sense and that the planes will be full. >> reporter: then there's the competition and airlines picking orlando and miami, tia's biggest rivals. it's not always possible to find a research. people have to take time to do it. >> reporter: looking ahead to the holiday travel season to get to where you're going faster look at smaller airlines. they might get you to smaller regional airports better than big airlines. you might have to make a sacrifice. fly a time not as desirable but get a direct flight that saves time by keeping you from making a connection. i'm gene ramirez news channel
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drenched across south florida and streets became rivers in miami beach is the highest tide of the year came in and that's on top of areas already covered with hurricane matthew rain. it happens every year in south florida and the national weather service warns beachgoers to look out for rip currents. now max defender 8 the world's most powerful radar and your storm team 8 forecast with meteorologist julie phillips.>> max defender 8 and our new 1 ll this afternoon. most of these have made it closer towards the coast at this point. overall expecting things to be fairly quiet the rest of the evening. we will keep the rain chances fairly small. the view from veterans ford in tampa and you see beautiful blue skies and 83 degrees. winds out of the southeast at 9 miles per hour. for the rest of this evening expect temperatures to stay in
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passing shower rolling through. temperatures when you wake up tomorrow morning in the low 70s topping out in the upper 80s heading into the afternoon. hot again and made it up to 90 this afternoon in tampa. that's well above average. temperatures still outside fairly warm, 86 tampa, 82 apollo beach. 84 bartow. 86 brooksville. 81er feels muggy. dew points in the upper 60s and low 70s. that's a little on the human scale and you see the rest of the evening will stay fairly quiet. forecast model paints a picture of a few small showers near the coast during the evening hours. past sunset tonight not expecting much in the way of
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tomorrow morning. mostly clear skies and mild temperatures. in the afternoon hours the north easterly flow we have been seeing will bring in a few clouds and maybe a few passing showers. rain chances only 10%. wednesday a similar story. starting the day near 70 and not expecting rain to begin with. in the afternoon and evening hours bring in a 10% in chance. in the tropics watching what is still hurricane nicole and moves north further away from us. that's one area we are watching and also watching a disturbance near the bahamas currently with a 60% chance of development. at this point it's expected to curve to the north and east and not expected to impact florida. we will watch a closely for you and keep you updated. for now just small 10% chance of rain each afternoon and the cold front were waiting for is set to move through into the end of the of this week. it will drop down temperatures for
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spots. some cooler fall-like air on the way.>> 50s!>> it's possible. hundreds and hundreds of acres continue to burn. >> coming up welcome relief. a mother nature helps firefighters battled displays. you can join jan, julian me on great 38 every night from 8:00 until 9:00 and hope to see you then. key republicans pour water on donald trump's large-scale election fraud well hacked emails expose hillary clinton's shifting positions. richard engel with exclusive access to the command center in a wreck as we assault isis and medical exam by computer may be coming to your workplace.
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now to what's making headlines across america. the little valley fire in western nevada is halfway contained and 55% containment is an improvement from the weekend thanks in part from steady rains and fire officials estimate the fire has burned 3400 acres. rain has helped the crews battle the flames but still a danger and 500 are still battling the flames.
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restored at the hoboken transit station damaged in last month's crash. it was damaged when a train traveling more than twice the speed limit crashed into the platform killing a woman and injuring more than 100 people. the station has been slowly reopening and six tracks opened in time for rush hour this morning. more are graduating from high school in the white house announced today the u.s. graduation rate in the 2014/2015 school year and a record high according to the national center for education statistics. a historic courthouse condemned in petersburg, virginia. it's known to have structural concern so the fire marshall called for the order. plans were underway to repair the building but leaders put a hold on the nearly $1 million repair job until a final decision was made. news channel 8 at 6:00
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what were working on for you. a suspicious man praying on children in the area. >> what parents need to look out for to keep their children safe. for the first time we learn how big the mosaic sinkhole is. coming up i explain what is next. rescue divers just completed recovering the equipment from two divers who passed away in a cave diving experience. that's coming up. those stories plus your storm team 8 forecast and sports with dan lucas coming up a news channel 8, the station ys . this is mike's office. if he doesn't show up, he doesn't get paid. too often marco rubio didn't show up and failed us when he did. i am patrick murphy. to get things done, you've got to show up. you've got to work together. whether it's protecting social security and women's health care or growing the economy, we've got to start solving problems instead of pointing fingers.
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elise: we couldn't believe it. that poor girl was raped by two football players and their friends. we were sure they would go to jail. so, when i heard state attorney mark ober decided to go easy on them, i was scared -- scared for my daughter. none of those young men served a day behind bars. ober said losing a baseball scholarship was punishment enough.
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max defender 8 the most powerful radar in the world exclusively a news channel 8. right now a news channel 8 at 6:00. a diving disaster least two experienced divers dead. tonight investigators trying to figure out what happened.
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sinkhole. the way experts determined the holes actual size. an endless supply of reclaimed water seemed like a good deal and pinellas county until it stops running. but you still paid for it. i'm keith cate. >> i'm stacie schaible and thanks for joining us today. the eagle's nest sinkhole is a well-known but dangerous cave diving location in hernando county. two divers who traveled here died there over the weekend. some of their equipment and news channel 8 jeff patterson reports this as a location for only the most experienced divers. >> reporter: it's remote, beautiful, and deadly. not the first time the eagle's nest sinkhole has claimed lives. look at this beautiful video we found on youtube of experienced divers exploring the depths of the eagle's nest sinkhole and you see why some people want to travel here.
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certifications dive. >> depending what depth they are hitting, that takes a great deal of time with that unit and a very retail of training to do it properly. >> reporter: the sheriff's office tells us three divers entered the eagle's nest gave saturday but only one survived. >> a have predetermined a place under the water to meet after an hour. at that time the 3:00 time came an experienced diver went to the predetermined location and the two experienced divers did not show up. >> reporter: the diver who survived call for help but by then it was too late. and experience recovery team was called in to retrieve the bodies of the divers that didn't make it. >> we were able to locate them in 260 feet of water.


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