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a huge fire destroyings a tampa bay area grocery store. we are live as the firefighters are trying to determine how this happened. th suspicious man who was driving a man as he approached a teenage girl in pasco county. the man you need to be on the look out for so deputies can find him. raising a special needs child can be extremely difficult for parents, and one bay area moms want to help. we will show you how. i'm gene ramirez. >> and i'm candace mccowan with gayle having the morning off.
have a dry commute, no matter where you're headed. a pick her-perfect start this morning. a few sprinkles on the east coast, trying to work their way into extreme high eastern county this morning. the humidity, you're feeling it this morning. we will lock the at humidity dropping the next few days, and right now a lot of dry air in place. 72 in pam to, and mid-60s headed inland, and the temperatures are warm, all the way the average. we will look at day hour-by- hour coming up, but a check of the roads right now. >> we have good weather ahead of us, and we are still hanging on to traffic, too, and look at this. check it out, folks, we have got all green here, wonderful drive, and we are not seeing any delays at all. let's go ahead and take a look as i zoom in. this is u.s. 92 at mobile drive. we have an accident here, and
delays this is west of mango road, i want you to keep that in mind. live look at traffic here. 275 at 22nd avenue south. that's pinellas county, and now moving over to 270. the camera is messings up on me. 275 at busch boulevard. back to candace and gene. >> looking good, lesl scene of a fire in tampa that destroyed several business there is. >> flames store through the big & deal shopping center, and it took hours to get the flames under control. ryan hughes is live. any word on what caused the fire this morning? >> reporter: good morning. fire officials are still trying to determine how the fire started. i will step out of the way and show the remaining engine on the scene. a number of firefighters are still dousing hot spots inside
go to video from eagle 8 hd it shows the flames tearing through the roof of big&deals on east hillsborough avenue in tampa. the fire started at 9:00 and grew quickly. additional units were called in to fight the blaze. it's an icon in the particular neighborhood, and years ago it was an iga supermarket, and now it's likely a loss, and neighbors will have to travel everyday items. the good news, no one was injured and everyone got out safely. another live look as fire crews are still spraying water on the fire, and it's hours after it started, and the fire marshal is expected on scene some time later today. we will certainly keep you posted on the investigation from here. gene, back to you. >> ryan, thank you. in your vote coverage, melania trump is defending her husband's controversial
infamous 2005 interview. she told anderson cooper she found the remarks inappropriate and unacceptable, but in her first video since -- first interview since the video was released she reveals what she said. >> i wonder if they knew the mic was even on. it was kind of like a boy talk, and he was led on like from the host to say dirty and bad stuff. >> melania trump fired back at the women who have accused trump of unwanted sexual advances saying their stories need more scrutiny. hillary clinton is facing more questions over her use of a private e-mail server as secretary of state. a top state official pressured the fbi to declassify certain e-
offering to station nor fbi agents at u.s. embassies overseas. donald trump pouncing on the charges. >> this shows corruption at the highest level, and we can't let it happen as american citizens. >> reporter: the fbi and the state department deny a deal happened, and the clinton campaign says hillary clinton herself is not involved. final preparations are underway in hillsborough county to get ready for the election. they want machines are operating correctly to count each and every vote. early voting will begin next monday at several locations in the county. today is the final day to register to vote in the election next month. you need to contact your local supervisor of election's office. don't forget keith cates traveling to las vegas to cover the third and final presidential debate. live coverage right here on news channel 8 tomorrow.
suspicious man reportedly approached a teenage girl, and there's been days of searching, and still no arrests have been made. mary mcgwire is live from the pasco county sheriff's office. mary, any developments in the case right now? >> reporter: good morning to you, gene, and resident in the pasco county neighborhood, they are wake up, feeling uneasy this morning. we just checked in with the sheriff's office, and so far no arrests have been made in the we have still frame surveillance photos that were taken from a neighbor's security camera. they are grainy and blurry and hard to make out, but they reveal important detail abilities the vehicle deputies are searching for. blue in color, missing a front left hubcap, and there's damage to the front end. a well known funeral home owner said incidents are brick the
over what it used to be. still a nice community, but something like that will shake everybody up. >> reporter: now the description of the driver is not very good. he's described as a bald man between 30 and 50 years old, and so far deputies don't know if he has committed a crime, but they certainly want to chat with him. residents residents in pasco county are being asked to they just spotted. >> someone has to see this thing, it's missing a hub cab, and it has damage. very unique-looking van. mary? thank you. this is 4th street south, north of 21st avenue south, and invest gay fors said one of the cars slammed into a nearby bus pavilion. it's not been determined in the
the city of lakeland will be rounding up the swans on lake mooreland for their annual checkup. the exams will begin tomorrow morning this is the 36th year for the annual swan roundup. theal swans were donated by queen elizabeth in 1957. >> they are beautiful. how do they stay that clean and. >> they get checkups, and dirt -- i mean birds. birds are known >> unless they are donated by the queen. >> that's true. they are royal birds. >> royal birds are apparently the cleanest birds in the world. everyone headed out the door, dry community, and the humidity a tad lower as well. not much rain coming our way that will top the headlines for the patterns staying dry for us and warm as well. high in the upper 80s before
and you will feel it by the weekend. the numbers climbing quickly. topping off at 88 degrees at 4:00 p.m. today. quick update on the tropics, and nicole is a posttropical system. we have officially written the cold off, and we are tracking invest 99l with a 60% chance of developing over the next 5 days. looking like it will have zero effect on dropping to nil by saturday. much cooler air, and i'mtying a wakeup temperature of 60 degrees by sunday morning. >> how nice would that be? >> that will feel invigorating. for halloween, we had have to bundle up. >> we will see. now a great drive and let's take a look at what is going on. it's green. green means good, talking about traffic here, no delays, and an accident in the brandon area,
road 60. no delays on brandon boulevard, and we are looking good. meanwhile, up here near u.s. 92 at mobile drive that just beyond a little west of mango road. back to candace and gene. 20916 heart walk is right around the corner. raising $100,000. fuccalo kia is helping us owe. for every dollar you donate it will count as 2. the walk is november 12th at rayjay. head over to wfla.com/heartwalk for details. a bay area mom searched for information on her son, and she found little resources.
raiders to town. they secured financing for a new football stadium, and mark davis offense hand for the signing, and davis must apply to the nfl to move his team, but he said if it were up to him, he's ready to pack his bags and go. >> i don't think any other franchise would fit here the way we do. i would like to call it home right now, but we will see. it's a progress. >> after davis applies to the nfl, 24 of the 32 to approve the move. it's been nearly 10 days since hurricane matthew hit the carolinas, and there's still places where water is rising instead of receding. just outside of myrtle beach, south carolina, they have a broke a flood record from 1928. the waterway was expected to crest overnight at a record 17.9 feet. the overflow is now chest deep and up to the windows of the homes there as you can see here.
a proof of perseverance in her arms after braving hurricane matthew. >> she braved the storm while she informs lay important she was desperate to get to the hospital, but ems could not get to her right away because of the rising water, and this new mother was not waiting around. >> any mother will take extraordinary measures to make sure their child is safe, and i had to do what i had to do. it was a hell of a journey. a hell of if i was you, but i wasn't thinking of me, i was thinking of him. >> matthews walked 5 blocks before someone picked her up and drove her the rest of the way. she was born in a similar way during hurricane hugo as her mother also braved a storm. >> family tradition. a bay area mom says there's not enough advice and support for parents of special needs kids. >> and she wants to be the
unique experience? >> reporter: very unique. when evelyn mann found out her baby would be born with a fatal genetic disease, she searched everywhere for information. >> reporter: like most children, samuel loves his ipad. unlike most children, samuel is one of only seven people in the world li genetic defect. >> the life expectancy is really not past birth. >> reporter: when evelyn and her husband learned of samuel's diagnosis, there was a little advice available, and at the time there were no known survivors, and that was 11 year asian. >> most people think miracles happen to other people, and before samuel, that's what i thought, too. >> reporter: evelyn started to blog about samuel's condition,
husband didn't have as the new mother of a special needs child. >> i just want to not have any other mom going through a challenge like this to feel alone. >> reporter: she has been contacted nearly every day from moms with the pain of going through samuel's condition. she is also and it's a universal smile. >> reporter: like any family, the accomplishments are celebrated. >> my son's milestones may be more delayed, but i rejoy and get excited like anyone else does. the blog is called miracle mann, and she just published her first book, called miracle in my living room, baseball through her blog.
to all of that on our website. >> you talk about parents in general. they are busy as it is, and then throw in a condition like this child has, and i assume that makes her busier, and she's flogging and writing books. >> she thinks there's plenty of what to expect when you're expecting books but not what to expect when you expect a child with special needs. it's 6:18, and ed is here. quiet start to the day with mostly clear skies, and we may have a few high clouds, but that's about it. otherwise, beautiful. 70degrees out the door this morning. max defender 8, right now, not too much happening. earn certainly not in our area, and we are tracking a few light sprinkles trying to roll in off lake okeechobee.
throughout the afternoon. brooksville at 66, and our weather watcher, dora in inverness, a nice 64 degrees this morning. the breeze will continue for today. this afternoon, we cannot rule out a stray shower to develop. most of us missing out on rain for today and the next few days. here's the weekend. high of 79 saturday and sunday. rush hour nears, leslee. >> it's getting closer, and we are seeing traffic slow down here, and it's early. 275 southbound and the left lane is getting closer, and this is coming through busch. that will continue down through hillsborough, and it will get closer as we press towards rush hour. there's now a delay. in the brandon area, we have a crash, and it's located
it's over here on the side of the highway. that s tieing up the lanes on 92, but you can also get by. manhattan itself, therest been construction there that has been tieing up the northbound lanes, and that will continue through tomorrow. they are not quite done with the sewer line repair works. and now back to candace and gene. >> leslee, thank you. a singer-song writer is m.i.a.. who wants to find how the smithsonian is hoping to put the luster back in dorothy's red slippers. it's 6:20. i spent many years as a nuclear missile launch officer. if the president gave the order we had to launch the missiles,
$900,000. e-mails to his closest collaborator only resulted in friendly replies and no direct word from dillon himself. dorothy's ruby red slippers for the wizard of oz. are not so red anymore. the red shoes worn by judy garlin are currently on is display at the smithsonian. the relics are nearly 80 years old and fading. now the smithsonian is $300,000 to restore the shoes. >> they look dirty. got a lot of wear. >> they are nearly 80 years old. >> that will do it. >> melania trump is speaking out to defend her husband on the controversial tape. >> who and what she is blaming for his comments. how crews are usualing special equipment to figure out how big one sink hole is and their plan to fill it.
good tuesday morning. 6:28. a quick check of the rain chances for today, staying slim. the pat certain quiet. about a 20% rain chance for the east coast into chance for most of the area this afternoon, and temperatures going to be cooling down in the days ahead and staying relatively warm at 88, and high of 79 by saturday, and another check of the roads, how does it look leslee? >> it is slowing down. here we are at southbound 275 at busch boulevard. slow-and-go traffic as i showed you before. more vehicles on the roadway, but it looks good over in st. pete. this is 22nd avenue south on
away from the busch area, where i showed you, and i-4 is looking good in the area. no delays there, and there's a collision. state road 60 west of st. cloud avenue, off to the side of the road. how far will he go? buesing fought to foreclose assisted-living retirement homes, threatening local seniors with homelessness. then, buesing defended wells fargo against charges of helping a ponzi-schemer swindle millions. buesing's firm was even accused of overbilling local schools , now, buesing's running for senate. how far will bob buesing go?
. melania trump speaks out about the infamous tape of her husband's lewd comments about women. >> and on from the host to say dirty and bad stuff. >> still ahead, how she is defending her husband and what she thinks of the sexual assault claims against him. a raging fire leaves a shopping center destroyed. we are live where firefighters are on scene trying to figure out what sparked the flames. >> reporter: a suspicious man in a blue van approaches a teen girl.
for, and what has them so concerned? good morning i'm candace mccowan in for gayle who has the morning off. >> and i'm gene ramirez. ed bloodsworth has our weather this morning. >> reporter: a million scans across the state, not finding too much out there, painting a nice morning for us once again, and looking outside over downtown tampa. and that's pretty nice. clear skies, and 72 degrees, and light north, waking up to 70 in clear water, and how about to the north. 63 for crystal river and inverness, lower humidity to start with that. the showers on the east coast, coast, and some of those working inland. it will be warm, up to 88 degrees, and it will be hot for the next few days, and the big
minutes, leslee. >> nice! unfortunately not so nice with the accident here. i will let you know about it with the next report. you can see the color changes getting slow on southbound 275 through busch, and then westbound 4 is getting busy through ybor st. this is west of st. cloud, and it's still working. lanes are blocked here u.s. 92 at mobile drive. you may want to hop on i-4, which looks the area. construction continues northbound at manhattan southbound of bay to bay. it's been extended through tomorrow. 275 to 22nd avenue south, looking good. here's where you can see the slowing at busch and tampa. in your vote, pub click defending her husband, melania trump reacting to allegations of her husband's sexual misconduct.
candidate making lewd comments about women. meredyth censullo is live this morning. what does melania trump have to say? >> reporter: well, mrs. trump says the only thing that surprises her about the tape and the language the gop candidate used on it, which was recorded in 2005. she says the person to blame is not trump but then access hollywood host, billy bush. >> i wonder the mic was on. they were kind of a boy talk, and he was lead on like egg on from the host to say dirty and bad stuff. >> mrs. trump told cnn she as accepted her husband's apology for the tape, and she also says allegations of sexual misconduct made against donald
>> every assault should be taken care of in court of law. to accuse, no matter who it is, a man or a woman, without evidence, it's damaging, and it's unfair. >> she is defending her husband against what she says is a planned attack by the clinton campaign, and that is a sentiment echoed by trump who has been calling th rigged. gene? >> okay, thank you. billy bush's role in the tape is costing him his job with the today show. nbc news fired him. he is heard laughing as donald trump says his fame allows him to grope women. bush says he was embarrassed by the tape. he only recently joined today to anchor the third hour of the show. hillary clinton is facing
secretary of state. an agent accused a top state professional of proposing a quid pro quo. it was suggested the fbi would have more agent in u.s. embassies e >> there's no deal. absolutely not. >> the allegations come as hillary clinton prepares for his final debate in vegas. >> our own keith cate will be there. stay tuned to wfla.com for the latest. you can get the information for
a judge extended the deadline a week after hurricane matthew. fire crews of reason the scene of a shopping plaza in tampa as flames ripped through the building. this is what it looked like from the ground as the fire ripped through the building for hours on end ryan hughes is live on hillsborough avenue, and this will affect the entire neighborhood? >> reporter: keith, good morning to you once again, and it certainly is. the plaza contained a grocery store, pharmacy, and other stores, and it's only shopping centers in the area for miles, and by the look of things this morning, it's a total loss. you can see the ladder truck spraying water on it right now. >> reporter: this is eagle 8 hd as flames tear through the roof. it started around 9:00 last night and quickly grew. additional units were called in to fight the fire. it's an icon in the neighborhood. years ago it was an iga
basic, everyday items. the good news, no one was injured. listen here. >> the store manager said all his folks are accounted for. we know we have a good head count, and at this time, we don't know of anyone left inside. that's obviously a good thing. >> reporter: and another live look on the scene, crews are still looking for the hot spots and the fire marshal is expected on en keep you posted how the information goes. back to you for now. a lot of work for them in morning. the search is on for a neighborhood creeper in pasco county. the man behind the wheel of a blue van. he stopped to speak to a 15- year-old girl and asked her if she wanted to get insided. mary mcgwire is live this morning. >> reporter: detectives
description, and that has residents living along bartlett road on edge this morning. we have still frame photos for a neighbor's security camera there friday evening. they are grainy and hard to make out, but they reveal important details like the blue color, and it is missing a front left hubcap, and there's damage to the front end. neighbors here in pasco county are rs and he needs to be put away. that's dangerous for the young people, the young girls. >> we hope the sheriff can investigate his past and turn something up. maybe he will dig around and find something to put the guy where he belongs. >> reporter: here's another look at the suspicious vehicle. if you do see it around town, you're asked to call the sheriff's office. now they have released a description of the driver of the vehicle, but it's not a very good one, and he is
old, and so certainly a very specific description of the vehicle that the suspect was driving around, and not a very detailed description of the suspect, and hopefully someone here in pasco county can spot the vehicle, and detectives can get to the bottom of the case, candace? >> mary mcgwire, thank you. live in pasco county. time for a look at the weather with ed. >> reporter: starting off beautiful here this morning. if you're going to head out, just about to head out the door to get yo today and really throughout much of the next few days, and the warmth will stick around for today. we will see the numbers jump all the way to 88 this afternoon. that's well above average. an update from the national hurricane center, and nicole is now a posttropical system. that's now out of our hair. they just upped the chance on the next system, invest 99l has a 70% chance of being the next
is the o. name. otto. by the time we get to friday and saturday a cold front will slide throughand that is going to usher in cooler and drier air. mid-80s, and by the end of the week, highs only in the upper 710s by saturday and sunday. emojiman giving that two thumbs up. >> that's good news with weather, isn't it? >> not such good news congestion, and a new crash at state road 54 at trinity, and it's tieing up lanes that as hot spot. i see a lot of crashes here. this is southbound 275, very, very slow. there's no collision, this is the entrance ramp, and it's heavy. extra heavy to be quites honest. 18 minutes to i-4, and that's how long it is going to fake
i want you to take i-4. it looks fantastic. with have also got a crash in the lanes at northbound hammer at 301. today is your chance to learn more about the bruce b. downs widening project. there's a public meeting to discuss the next segment. the plan is to widen to eight lanes between pebble creek boulevard and county line road. the meeting is at 6:30 at wharton stay closed this thanksgiving, one big retailer is bucking that trend. >> department store that is opening even earlier. an 11-year-old south florida girl stole her mom's keys and went for a joyride. coming up, how long it took to survive the girl. a father's grief and what he wants done to prevent more
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we are back, and this morning, questions about a popular bay area cave diving spot. it's the eagle's nest sink hole, and you're looking at video here from the cave posted to youtube, and over the weekend there, three divers went into the dangerous diving site, but only one came out alive. chester spivey jr. was heart broke ton hear the news. 3 years ago his own son and grandson died diving in the same cave. >> to lose a child is the worth thing. it's awful. >> i versus think of the poor people, and their folks have to pace -- i just think of the poor people, and their folks have to face that. spivey wants the state to
divers. crews usualed special equipment to measure the moe sayic sink -- mosaic sink hole. it's estimated it will take until may or june to finish filling it with concrete. a community will remember two officers killed in the line of duty. the memorial will be held for the lm were shot and killed responding to a domes -- domestic disturbance call. the man who is accuse odd a planned parenthood shooting in colorado will be in court today. a judge ruled he was intop tent
teem and injuring 9 others. a the international spacation launch ever rocket blasted off last night carrying food, equipment, and research. it's the first flight since a launch explosion at the virginia facility 2 years ago. it's expected to reach the i.s.s. on saturday. an 11-year-old south florida girl is facing charges for taking a joyride in her mom's suv and crashing it. it std county mom called police to report her suv had been stolen, and she also realized her daughter was missing. officers in hollywood caught up with her, but she would not stop, she eventually crashed the suv into another car, and one man describes the bizarre scene. >> i was driving lawfully in my lane, and then i see police lights coming and a car come towards me, and i guess the car
officers. that's how the hit happened. >> the girl told her mom she needed a book out of the suv, and that's how she got the keys. some stores are pledging to be closed for thanksgiving day, but the man for macy's is to open an hour later. it was confirmed it will open at 5:00 p.m. on buzz they. macy's will make an official announcement later this let's check the weather and traffic. how are we looking? >> reporter: starting off good this morning. by the afternoon, we are expecting another very warm day. numbers have been very high. we hit 90 yesterday, and today, 88 degrees, and inland spots. you may be close to the 90- degree mark yet again. the rain chance is only about 10% for today, and the numbers,
for areas zephyrhills and areas where there's a breeze. that's the prevailing wind the last couple of days. the rpm forecast model, dry morning, and into the afternoon a couple of isolated showers, and they are be small and quick if they do form. into tomorrow, similar story. almost a carbon copy day. very comfortable start, and a couple of showers possible big changes down the road. we will keep it warm for today through thursday, and getting back to near average for friday. the rain chances are slim. low chances near 70, and the week lend be cool. lows near 60 when you wake up on sunday morning with the high of 79, and we will be cool to start off the workweek. next monday, 61 for the wakeup temperature, and another check of the busy roads this morning. how does it look, leslee?
slow and go from downtown, and this is bush bush boulevard. 20 minutes to travel that, and it will continue to get slower. headed out to pinellas county on 275, looking good. the drive across the howard frankland is 4, we have a crash, and this is the second nasty crash in the area yesterday that was really backing eastbound delays a crash at trinity road. this is right at 301. there's an accident in lanes of man tee county, and out here in engl,wood, that xord tieing up lanes. indian also known as state road 776 in the engle road area this is over 275, and hitting the
fire shopping center. >> and ryan hughes is live from the west hillsborough avenue where fire crews are still on scene this morning. ryan? >> reporter: good morning. it's been roughly 9 thousands since the fire started. and the crews remain here still spraying water on the hot spots here. eagle 8 hd when the fire call
night. the fire was up to three alarms meaning more equipment was firefighters were called to the scene. years ago this was an iga supermarket, and now that it's likely a loss. neighbors have to travel nor miles to get basic everyday needs. i'm ryan hughes, news channel 8. >> the search continues for a suspicious man driving around pasco confident in investigators said he tried to con -- pasco county in a van. investigators said he tried to convince a girl to get into his van. it's blue and missing a hub cap. melania trump speaking out about the famous video of her husband's comments about women. >> she is not placing blame on him, inted billy bush.
from the host to say dirty and bad stuff. >> as for billy bush's part in the 2005 video t cost him his job on the today show. nbc news fired him. hillary clinton is facing her own scrutiny. new documents suggest a top state department official pressured the fbi during its investigation certain e-mails in exchange for placing more officer in the foreign offices. the iconic swans on lake morton will be rounded up. the swans dates back to 1957
we are expecting a hot day, hot for october and the temperatures hit 88 degrees, and we cannot rule out the stray shower later today. the chance only 10%. it's only tuesday, but we are all thinking of the weekend. 79degrees, and it will be breezy throughout the weekend. it's a nice first taste of fall coming your way. warm for the rest of the week. the rain chances 10 percent through friday and the we showed you the highs of 60 by sunday morning, and we stay cool into early next week ahead. looking at traffic, we have slow-and-go issues this accident is tieing up lanes and causing delays eastbound at trinity boulevard. there was a huge accident here yesterday as well.
avenue north. no directions, and look at this. heavy through ybor city. ma are we supposed to go. we are up to 21 minutes, and let's take a live look on traffic. that's towards mcintosh. seeing some slowing westbound, and this the heaviest area at this point. the onramp, it's slow until hillsborough. >> not too, too bad. >> yeah, we will thank you for joining us. have a great tuesday. >> the one with bad news. >> yeah! >> that's not as bad as yesterday. it it was really bad.
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