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officer's first dui. jamel lanee joins us where chief anthony holloway spoke earlier. what is he saying about this second dui? >> reporter: well josh, he is definitely not happy. he says his officer was given a second chance and he blue it. >> he refused to blow. so automatically, his license is suspended for a year. >> reporter: saint pete police chief suspended anthony green after she was arrested for driving under the influence. they discovered green behind the wheel of his personal car on golf boulevard last night. >> he was stopped, his vehicle was stopped in the middle of the street. he was found passed out. >> reporter: green, now on leave with no pay. but this is not the officer's first dui arrest. he was also booked back in december of 2009. authorities say he was involved
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he was placed on desk duty but allowed back on the streets following a month's suspension following the investigation. green was given a second chance. >> he made a mistake the first time. hopefully, he found the right thing to do, but he didn't. he was out there drinking again. he represents all of us here at the police department. >> reporter: the chief says officers also have the right to do process when arrested. taxpayers believe green should have been let go the first time. >> i don't know. it sou need to get another one. you know. and get him some help. >> reporter: now, when green was arrested back in 2009, he could not drink for five years. and, he had to submit to random testing. now, those five years obviously long gone. so, he wasn't under any stipulations when he was arrested last night. josh? >> now, jamel, green is not the only saint pete police officer to have these dui troubles is that right?
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last five years, six officers with this department have been arrested for dui. the chief sent out a memo saying he will not tolerate any bad behavior. >> jamel lanee, live for us in saint pete. thank you. if you have been cheated, when you need help, she's on your side. better call behnken. radioactive material in some residents near the site of the gigantic sink hole are being told not to drink or bathe in their water. reporter shannon behnken joins us no. how scary is that for families? >> reporter: mosaic agreed to test wells for anyone concerned but what is not clear now is whether this radioactive material was caused by mosaic's sink hole. one of two wells on bob glaze's property has so much radium in
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>> well, it is muddy water and it shows radioactivity. >> reporter: his tenant shares the wells and she is worried about her three children who until recently drank and bathed in the water. >> i'm not a chemistry student, but i think that is pretty bad. >> reporter: these tests show radium levels of 52.01. more than five times the acceptable standard. she is officials. and, she is leery of what they do tell her. since, the company wasn't forthcoming at first about the accident. >> the thing i really don't respect is that they knew that happened when they had coordinated with the legislateture and didn't report it to the public. >> reporter: the mosaic sink hole dropped more than 215 million gallons of radioactive water into the florida aquifer.
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nearby wells and say ten show water that is not safe to drink. but, the company takes no responsibility for this. saying tests show radioactive materials are just a coincidence. >> their concept has been it has to be somebody else's fault. it has to be something else. >> reporter: i checked with experts who said we may never know. it is in fact possible that this radioactive material did not come from the mosaic plant. there are no prior test results to mp water is dangerous. leaving them to question how long they have been drinking radioactive water. late this afternoon, state officials agreed mosaic could be right. they are monitoring water comeing from this sink hole and say test results show that all of the contaminated water has been captured the way it is supposed to and this could be caused by something natural.
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it is just awful. what are the officials doing to protect the residents? >> reporter: officials are trying to contact every single resident. as we saw tonight, that is not going as smoothly as it should. so they are trying to reach everyone. make sure they stop drinking the water and they are offering them other methodding for test and remediation. if you need a problem that needs solving, call better call a mother and daughter are fighting for their lives in the hospital after they were hit walking to the bus stop in polk county. the sheriff's office tells us 41-year-old consuelo was walking with her children when two of them were him the two were walking in the road. the driver told investigators he was clearing condensation from his windshield and did not see that family. just, they worked off night. and they got off work.
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highway. they feel bad about it. >> the mother, and seven-year- old esmeralda are in critical condition. the other two are not hurt. deputies believe they caught the driver who hit the 74-year-old woman and left her to drive. investigators believe a prominent businessman, 37-year- old jarvis kendrick hit janice joy. he tried to cover up the damage to his car by staging accident according to police. a trial of a mother accused of killing her own child and putting her body in a freezer is delayed. keshana thomas will not stand trial until next summer. that trial was supposed to begin next month, but a judge granted a continuance in the case. an attempted murder suicide in citrus county is now in custody. they believe this is the man
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crystal river just before noon. several tips led to marcum. and detectives in hillsborough county are looking for tips leading to this van found in a business burglary. they got away with tvs an safes during the break-in at pilot freight. the van may have passenger side damage. hiring hundreds. where you can land a holiday >> plus, the smoking gun that changeddering. 8 on your side is uncovering the e-mail that sounded the alarm with the state about saint pete's sewage problems. >> well, the warm temperatures continue. we have 90 yesterday. 89 today observed at tampa international. normal high 84 degrees. a cold front is on its way. you will feel it this weekend. we'll have the numbers for you
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>> a long time leader of the pinellas sheriff's office died. jerry coleman died. he led the sheriff's office from 1981 to 1985. he is survived by his wife barbara. well, if you are not registered to vote in the state of florida, it is now too late to register to take part in the november election. the voter registration deadline was today at 5:00 p.m.
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six days because of hurricane matthew. and, newschannel8's keith cate is in las vegas for the final debate between hillary clinton and donald trump. that is tomorrow night. our coverage begins tonight, though, with a live report from las vegas at 11:00 p.m. previewing tomorrow night's debate. the u.s. postal service is hiring for the holidays here in the bay area. the postal service plans to hire 400 seasonal workers. it is called casual mail handler and it pays $12 petersburg, sarasota, tampa, lakeland. you can apply on the service's website. a fire storm set off in saint petersburg and it all began with just one e-mail. >> and, we have gotten our hands on the whistle blower e- mail that led to a sewage scandal. coming up, we will tell you the
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y251cy yi0y >> battling boondogglings and >> a whistle blow nor saint petersburg uncovered a sewage scandal costing taxpayers millions. tonight, mark douglas has his hands on the e-mail that started the whole thing. now, craven ascew first alerted the mayor about the mistakes of dumping millions of gallons of sewage into tampa bay. tonight, mark douglas is on it because you will be paying for
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protection. >> reporter: it shows how mid level bureaucrats set it up. none of it had to happen. craven has revealed what may be the largest environmental and financial boondoggle in city history. the spilling of 130 million gallons of sewage during a series of storms over the past two years. in his first whe september 12, he writes the city is allowing the department to spend more money and increase sewer funding rates due to the sewage spill which could have been prevented if they had left albert whited up and running. >> is he right about that? >> he is absolutely right. it is why i was one of the two no votes in 2011 in regard to closing it. >> reporter: he insists some of his bosses in the public works
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about the danger of closing albert whited. >> i believe these discharges happened because we closed it. i think that was a huge mistake. >> reporter: askew declined our request for an interview because of the ongoing investigations that his revelations have triggered. council member steven cornell believes his allegations are all true. >> there was a culture in that department of intentionally misleading c environmental price of the sewage spills but the cost to taxpayers is staggers. the city estimates it will take $11 million that you will pay for just to put albert whited back online again. >> i think he had a lot of courage for speaking out. and i think that he was right. and i think now we are going to reopen it. we are working on that. and i think that will solve the problem. >> reporter: that only solves part of the problem, saint
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sewage and storm water systems. and so does pinellas county which was already planning to spend $225 million on sewer and storm water, even before last month's epic spills. >> so you are throwing a lot of money around. sounds like there's a lot of investigations happening. does he still have a job? >> reporter: he still is the head plan operator at the plant he was running all along. while he was asking for whistle blower status. investigations are unfolding. two of his bosses are on unpaid suspension largely because of his allegations, maybe just because of his allegations. >> at lot going on. >> absolutely. >> much mark. now, max defender 8, your storm team 8 forecast with chief meteorologist steve jerve. >> well, the easterly flow driving the showers of late, a little drier because the air is a bit drier on max defender 8
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around at the moment. if there was a shower, we would detect it on our radar. a rain chance here. 10% or less the next several days, long term, though, we do have a cold front headed our way saturday, sunday, that will give us a drier atmosphere and fewer showers with the lower humidity moving in. lower hued mity. nice to use that. 87 degrees in the forecast. temperatures progressively falling off here saturday and sunday. 79, 80 degrees. that is where w the cold fro at hula bay, 84 degrees. a mix of clear skies and sunshine. 48% relative humidity. rainfall, not much today, obviously at this location. a very quick view at ennis brook and lakeland right now. 83 degrees with east wind at 3 miles an hour. the flag flopping around a little bit there. but mostly clear skies at the moment. 70 at 7:00 a.m., the forecast low. that is pretty mild for this time of the year.
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lutz. 84 seminole. pinellas park. 85 river view. 82 in lakeland. 82 frost proof. and 89 in sarasota. wind speeds are fairly strong, closer to the east coast, we have seen stronger gusts there. 21 miles an hour in lake placid. but, this evening we will likely see these drop off just a little bit more. quite a bit of dry air high above in the atmosphere helping to limit the amount of showers generated across the state. i mentioned the easterly flow. the best rain chance could be closer to further down to the south. perhaps more atmospheric moisture. driving some of the showers across the state. stronger winds from the east as well. got this feature invest 99l off to our east. next five days. about an 80% chance of developing into our next named tropical system which is otto, the o word there as we head into the next several days. you can see the forecast in the area. the best chance for possible development. we have this typhoon. this is in the pacific.
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a category 5 system. the northern part of the philippines taking aim. looks like the southern part of china. should pass south of taiwan. but it is an impressive monster there with 165 miles an hour winds. now, the strongest storm on the planet. locally, the wrap model continues to call for quiet conditions with drier air high above. mostly clear skies and comfortable conditions for thus evening as we head into the overnight. things are pretty quiet. partly cloudy skies. mostly clear conditions. with that easterly flow. moving a few showers across the or less. it maybe would favor a few drops in some of the inland areas over the next several days. here come it is cold front. that's the forecast for thursday afternoon. cooler air. this is a significant drop in our temperature. and, also, a lowering of the humidity. 87 degrees for wednesday, thursday, friday. you can see the rain chances are fairly low. and, those temperatures fall off too. highs in the upper 70s . wow, that would be quite a change. overnight low temperatures, possibly, the low 50s near 50
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so, that will be just plain old cool. you can start to bring out the cool word again. start to use that. >> sweaters. jackets. >> we love that. >> all of the fall stuff. >> thanks steve. well, the tampa bay heart walk is just 25 days awaif. and we need your help reaching our goal of raising $100,000 again for the american heart association. look at the turnout at last year's walk. tampa's heart walk is always one of the top three largest in the nation. i walked for my family because of a history of heart di heart attack and heart bypass survivors. thanks to all of you, we are about two-thirds of the way to our goal. if you have not had a chance to donate. it is easy. donate to wfla.com/heartwalk to join the team and donate. fuccillo kia is matching the first $50,000 we raise. so every dollar you donate counts as two. we hope to see you at the heart walk november 12 at ray jay.
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honor one of the lightning's greatest players ever. >> and bad news for the buccaneers. a key player out for the rest of the season. dan lucas with details next. 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
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instead of pointing fingers. i am patrick murphy and i approve this message
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my son max can't live in trump world. so i'm crossing party lines and voting for hillary. i don't always agree with her, but she's reasonable. and she's smart. she can work with people to solve problems. i want to be able to tell my kids that i did the right thing when it really mattered. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. >> well, stunning news out of one buc place tonight. wide receiver vincent jackson is done for the season. placed on injured reserve with an acl injury. and he is not even a guy from the original list of injuries we are watching this week. the injury took place at some point, during the bucs game last monday night at carolina. jackson made three catches in that game. including back to back plays on the final drive.
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moment we observed, jackson did something during that game that caused discomfort. now, the bucs have another missing starter. adam humphries would presumably move into jackson cease receiver position. now, the nhl is dying to see the lightning in florida panthers develop a strong rivalry. we may finally get that this season. the two teams meet tonight at amalie arena. the first our of the meetings between the southern most hockey teams in the league. head coach john cooper uc is at stake. in game number three. and nor what it is worth, both teams enter the night, with 2-0 records. now, the lightning struggles in october and november last season played a role in the panthers surge in the nhl playoff race. >> you want to have a good start. the last thing you want to and we learned that last year, you don't want to be chasing a playoff spot, come december.
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have to do that, but we had to. >> and before the game, the great vinny lecavilir pactly grew up here. the impact he has had goes beyond hockey. when you think of his part in building the wing at the all children's hospital. it is that contribution that moved a young player named goals in games played. >> vinny was a guy i leaned on a lot copping into the league. he went through the same situation i did. so he was there in that regard. obviously a tremendous player. a great leader. how much he has entrenched himself in this city which is
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vinny's record certainly, but the legacy will be forever. it will be great to see one day his number joining. >> how long will that take? >> stammer? >> no, vinny. >> we have to get his number up there soon. >> do it. do it. thanks much. finally tonight, just like people need regular doctors visits as do the lakeland's most beloved creatures. they rounded up the swans on lake morton for their annual they were coall-starred in holding pin pens so they could be given their shots and made sure they were healthy. they were originally donated by queen elizabeth. the swan round up has been going on since 1980. >> i'm surprised he didn't fall out of there. >> pretty good job. >> pretty difficult to do. all right, good. well, we hope that the bolts have a great game tonight. and nightly news is coming your way next. >> you can join jenn holloway
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8:00. until then, have yourself a great night. 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. if mark ober can't protect our families, it's time for a new state attorney. owerful people need someothey hire bob buesing.ork, 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 , running fees up to seventy thousand dollars. now, buesing's running for senate. how far will bob buesing go?
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tonight, stop whining. president obama blasts donald trump's unsubstantiated claims of a rigged election, accusing trump of trying to cast blame and discredit the vote strategies both sides are set to deploy on the eve of the final debate. nbc news exclusive. richard engel with the american commander leading the air war on the isis center of power in iraq. his warning to the west, victory there could unleash terror here. assassinated. shocking footage as a judge in the el chapo case is gunned down while jogging in broad daylight. and a killer new

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