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fought for. so, i'm voting for hillary clinton. hillary clinton: i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. >> right now, on newschannel8 at 7:00. >> good evening, thank you for
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caught the driver who hit an killed a 74-year-old woman and left her to die in polk county. a successful bank executive hit and killed her on duff road in lake land they believe. as melissa marino shows us, it took weeks for them to track him down. >> reporter: this is one of the last videos that loved ones have of 74-year-old janice joy. >> her neighbor betty mata has been her caretaker for years but more like family. joy had alzheimers alone. the morning of the crash, she got out of her home and a driver hit and killed her. >> he left janice on the side of the road to die by herself. >> reporter: after weeks of searching, sheriff grady judd says they found the suspect, 37- year-old jarvis kendrick. >> jarvis is a senior vice president for mid florida credit union. >> reporter: investigators
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through great lengths to hide his involvement. even faking an accident on i-4 to cover up the damage. in lakeland, melissa marino, challenge challenge. well, a mother and daughter were left with critical injuries when an suv hit him early this morning. this all happened as consuelo critianos walked to a bus stop in dundee with her daughter and two children she was babysitting. she daughter were on the edge of the payment when steven glazer was wiping condensation from his windshield. he did not see them. >> they didn't see them on the highway. oh, they feel bad about it. >> they stopped to provide aid and calmed 911. at last report, the victims were both in critical condition. tonight, a saint petersburg police officer is temporarily suspended following a dui arrest last night.
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jamel lanee spoke with chief holloway today who explained why green was allowed to keep his job after his first one. >> reporter: saint pete police chief anthony holloway suspended officer anthony green today after he was arrested for driving under the influence. pinellas county deputies 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 pa first dui arrest. he was also booked back in december of 2009. authorities say he was involved in two alcohol related hit and run crashes. green was placed on desk duty. but, was allowed back on the streets after 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 way to do. but he didn't. he was out there drinking
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here. >> reporter: reporting in saint petersburg, jamel lanee, newschannel8. a former bay area sheriff has passed away. today, we learned former pinellas county sheriff gerry coleman passed away. we are waiting on word for his funeral arrangements. keyshana thomas, the woman charged with killing her daughter and storing her body in a freezer will go on trial she faces abuse charges related to another child as well. it will be next august when she actually faces charges connected to her daughter's death. the. as fire ripped through a tampa grocery store last night, it destroyed a business serving a very important role in the community. eagle 8 hd flew over the big n deals store. this was taken at 9:00 last night. everybody escaped the fire, but now, the convenience store and
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local residents. >> i'm so sorry. i want a little food, i come in, run in past, and pick it up and go back and cook. >> this afternoon, fire investigators tracked down the source of the flames. apparently, an electrical problem in the ceiling above the kitchen caused the fire. tonight, one bay area lawmaker wants state law enforcement officials to investigate the head of the hillsborough public transportation commission. state representative dana youn shut down. >> reporter: in april, when ptc director kyle cockream spoke in opposition of ride sharing he said he was on vacation. that was an interview in april. since then, 8 on your side has obtained hundreds of e-mails between kyle cockream and the
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e-mails is is uber info for meeting. days before his family vacation. state representative dana young is now asking the fdle to investigate cockream and his e- mails. we caught up to her while campaigning to talk about it. >> the ptc has been a disaster. >> reporter: we wanted the interview kyle cockream about the potential for an fdle investigation. but, his down but we were turned down again and again. apparently, mr. cockream is not talking about this right now. jeff patterson, newschannel8. well, it is now time for a check up for lakeland swans. this morning, park workers scooped up dozens of swans on lake morton moving them into holding pens. tomorrow, the birds will undergo a physical exam. lakeland's original swans were actually a gift from queen elizabeth in 1957. veterinarians say in recent
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eating too much gluten, specifically from white bread. a lot of people tossing out bread for the swans. >> i guess they are just trying to make them happy. but i guess getting chased down is not the swans' favorite day. there are changes up the road. nice night, you can see the view from veteran's ford camera here. 81 degrees. an east wind at 4 miles an hour. overall, looks like temperatures will temperature at the plantation, crystal river. we have a north wind at 9 miles an hour. the next five days temperatures will be close to, above, or below the average line which gives us our average. 84 degrees. by the weekend, though, a significant cold front will help to lower that high temperature as well as the humidity. we look forward to that. right now, the temperatures northeastly in the 08s . 85 in tampa. northeastly on the warm side. 83 in venice. 81 in lakeland. 79 in inverness.
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moisture in the atmosphere. upper 60s is not too bad. upper 70s , that is too humid. this will change all of that in the weekend. we will talk about those numbers coming up shortly. still ahead ... >> saint pete pd uses a facial recognition software that a new study calls biased. >> today on better call behnken, a woman who lives near the gigantic mo now has radioactivity in the well water she uses every day. when she couldn't get answers
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>> well, hundreds of agencies across florida use facial recognition software. a lot of those here in the bay area.
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and is calling for better regulations. jana jones spoke to detectives at the saint petersburg police department who often use that software. >> reporter: sergeant kevin smith uses facial recognition software and says it is a fast way to get the investigation started. >> we get the suspect's name within a few hours. >> reporter: that is just one example. but a detective who didn't want to be on camera showed me it works. face recognition may be east accurate for african-americans. she showed me an example of one black male. >> successfully use in data base for this photograph, particularly that i got off of a website. >> reporter: and she showed me a white male search. >> the first photograph is actually this photograph. >> reporter: this study further said the accuracy is nonstandardized and overstated. i provided my own picture to
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but with a picture with better lighting i was the second result to come up. the study encourages legislatures to better regulate the software, but sergeant smith says this software is got the be all end all to begin with. >> it is just a step in the process. it is not where we say we will make a physical arrest. >> reporter: detectives say they don't want regulation because then the software wouldn't be as easy to use. in saint petersburg, jana jones, newschannel8. well, facebook is ki feature and it should make it easier to use. we have that story coming up. plus ... want more treats this halloween? certain kinds of costume it is actually bring in more candy better than others. we will tell you more. >> also, keep in mind, this year's heart walk is coming up in november, but now is the time to join stacie schaible's team. fuccillo kia is again generously matching the first $50,000 we raise. go to wfla.com/heartwalk for
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amendment 1 guarantees your right - to generate your own solar energy. and placing that right in florida's constitution - keeps the politicians from messing with it. amendment 1 also allows for common sense consumer protections - because that's the right way to do solar. onment, good for florida. vote yes on amendment 1 - for the sun. i spent many years as a nuclear missile launch officer. if the president gave the order we had to launch the missiles,
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[ radio chatter ] self control may be all that keeps these missiles from firing. [ sirens blearing ] i would bomb the [ beep] out of them. i want to be unpredictable. i love war. the thought of donald trump with nuclear weapons scares me to death. it should scare everyone.
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>> on wall street today, the dow gained 75 points. the s&p was up 13. and the nasdaq climbed 44 points. well, don't be surprised by the news from netflix today. after all, stranger things have happened.
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subscribers and, that led to a very big jump in the company's stock price. netflix added 3.5 million subscribers in the third squatter and expects to add more than more in the months of 2016. and facebook is adding a feature that a lot of folks have been asking for, especially those of you doing a lot of live streaming. it is adding the ability to schedule a live broadcast. this change will let facebook users promote a live stream and encourage users to so, starting this thursday, verified pages get the new feature and everything else will get it later on. viewers will now be able to enter a waiting room up to three minutes before that live stream starts. and, some hyundai cars have a problem with the passenger side air bag and it need to be fixed. hyundai is recalling 84,000 genesis coupes from model years 2010 through 2016. a wiring problem can cause the air bag to malfunction. inflating when a child is in
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adult. and, what is exactly the secret to getting a big handful of candy every time you trick or treat? well, a new survey suggests it is similarly your costume. certain costumes get more candy according to zulilly. animal costumes fare the best followed by princesses of course. parents are excited about halloween for the chance to swipe some of the candy from their kids. here is a reason to get kind of candy. m and ms . it is offering a new variety. caramel. each will include a caramel core rapped in chocolate and the come forful shift it will not be available until next may. but after that, it will be a permanent flavor. if you have been cheated, when you need help, she's on your side. better call behnken. >> radioactive material has
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gigantic mosaic sink hole. a mother says she is terrified to bathe in the water and she is not getting straight answers from the officials so she called shannon behnken. >> reporter: there is so much radium in the brown water that bob shut off his water out of fear. >> it is muddy water and it shows radioactivity. ep 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 picocuries per liter. she is also worried about the lack of information from mosaic officials. and she is leery of what they do tell her since the company
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about the accident. >> the thing i don't respect is they knew that had happened when they coordinated with the legislature and they didn't report it to the public. they only reported it when it started getting leaked. >> reporter: the mosaic sink hole dropped 250 million gallons of radioactive water into the florida aquifer. the company takes no sp tests show radioactive materials are just a coincidence. >> their whole concept is it has to be somebody else's fault. >> reporter: i checked with experts so say we may never know. it is possible this radioactive material did not come from the mosaic plant. there are no prior test results to compare. the bottom line is this water is dangerous leaving sate and glaze to question how long they have been drinking radioactive
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shannon behnken, 8 on your side. state environmental protection officials tell us mosaic is likely correct. they say they are monitoring water comeing from the sink hole and tests show all of the contaminated water has been captured the way it is supposed to. as for where else the material could come from, it could be associated with simply natural geological processes. if you have is a problem, shannon behnken wants to hear about it. call that is 1-855-234-6536. now, max defender 8. the world east most powerful radar and your storm team 8 forecast with chief meteorologist steve jerve. well, it is already time to play in the snow in oregon. snowball fights have begun at the timberline ski resort on mount hood. a fresh blanket of snow on the ground and the recent remnants of a typhoon passing over the
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other spots. good for them the season is underway a little earlier. now, max defender 8, it is quiet. fairly clear in the bay area. of course, if there are any showers we would shot them. in the next couple of days they will be hard to spot because the air remains relatively dry. at lakewood ranch, not bad. 80 degrees. you can see a southeasterly wind. clearer skies now with the drier air highb . 85 international. 83 at saint petersburg. and the dew point a little higher with the easterly flow. high levels of the atmosphere. that doesn't add up to much in the way of substantial cloudiness to help dry to showers across the state from east to west. in the tropics we are watching an area with an 80% chance of developing into a named storm. next name on the list is otto. this likely would stay offshore though as you can see here on the graphic. this likely would be the area
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carry this pretty far to the north at this point. so we are not too concerned about this one affecting us. it is a reminder that the 2016 hurricane season is underway. that is the track from the computer models here for invest 99-l. that is what it is called. an area of investigation by the national hurricane center off of florida's east coast. this is an area during october, where these storms typically develop. this is a storm in the pacific nowhere near us but it should pass north of manila in the philippines. south of taiwan. it is headed for southern china. there have been seven category 5 systems on the planet this hurricane season. one of those, matthew in the atlantic, the rest in the pacific. as for the forecast, overnight, quiet. mostly clear skies. a few clouds throughout the day driven by a stronger easterly flow. rain chances 10% or less. good news is in the eight day forecast, a cold front headed
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chance of rain. not enough moisture around to develop much in the way of thunderstorm activity. but saturday and sunday, we feel the results of that. lower humidity. temperatures will be cooler tonight. imagine lows in the 50s . that will feel pretty good for a lot of folks. >> think the weather is good in vegas? our own keith cate is in las vegas for the final debate between hillary clinton an he just landed in vegas a short while ago. and, his reports start tonight on newschannel8 at 11:00. we'll be right back. >> plus, here is what you will see tomorrow at 6:00 a.m. >> halloween can be a spooky time of the year. and, recent clown threats have some kids and parents on edge. i will have tipping on what parents can do to calm the fear ins their children and make sure the holiday is safe and fun. >> plus, weather and traffic on
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this is mike's office. 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. i am patrick murphy and i approve this message
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>> some lucky bidder will have the chance to buy the original trump property. his boyhood home is going up for auction. the 2500 square foot home is located in queens new york. now, it was up for sale a few months ago for tomorrow's auction is going to start at $849,000. the house by the way was built by donald's father, mr. fred trump. along with many others in the neighborhood. he has come a long way from that home. >> i guess so. [ laughter ] our temperatures are going to be fairly comfortable. a lot of folks are saying humidity the higher than they would like this time of year. we are not at the point where the cold front comes through yet. >> looks good. thank you for joining us. remember, you can get news any
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chloe khloe kardashian back at trump. >> we have his words sninsultin her looks. ?"extra" "extra" ? >> he reportedly called her a piglet. >> cruel. >> k the future of the kardashian reality show and her new jean line for women with khloe curves. >> am i going to look like khloe in the jeans. >> plus kim's paris concierge. >> how robbers breezed past security. then as melania blames billy bush and unloads on the clintons. >> they are asking for it.
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broadway bash. all new details inside. keanu reeves and renee zellweger on her courtroom thriller. >> she told me she's a murderer. >> you're not a murderer. >> the bikini, guess the sex sill bol, is she 51? wahlbergs turn barbados into muscle beach. "extra" in knoxville with tom cruise. who is blowing up a.j.'s phone. >> this better answer it. >> hollywood's entertainment capital of l.a. ?"extra". "extra" ? >> hey, everyone. welcome to "extra." i'm mario lopez. tracey is off. another hollywood couple announcing they are separating. president obama, how stephen
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resume. >> the headlines that donald trump trashed khloe kardashian's looks. >> the outrageous words, nasty report and now she's speaking out. >> how am i dragged into everything. >> khloe with terri sounding off for the first time about donald trump sent her home in 2009 because of her looks. >> khloe, you're fired. >> the story claiming he called her a fat piglet behind her back. >> trump, or anyone to jub immature and cruel. >> the reality star launching her good american jeans as melania goes on tv blitz defending the donald. >> to accuse somebody is damaging and unfair. >> appearing on fox and friends, leveling accusations against her husband's opponent and the media. >> everything was organized. why now? i see it like the clinton machine and they have perfected it very well. >> and on cnn with anderson

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