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the final face-off, the 3rd and final presidential debate happening tonight in las vegas. the a former tampa bay areas do -- teacher convicted of having sex with students will be released today. plus have you seen this man? why pasco county deputies are searching for this man right now and where he was last seen. good wednesday morning welcome. leigh spann is here with the look at our weather on this
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the skies. not only are we not finding any rain but we are barely seeing a cloud out there. temperatures are very comfortable. wesley chapel you are at 67. 66 inverness. at this point i am keeping the humidity in the not too bad category. it is going to feel pretty nice throughout the day. going forward we are going to drop it down into the invigorating category. dry air above us atmosphere which is why we don't have rainfall. still high today with a high of 87. at 5:08 i do have an hour by hour break down of your wednesday and leslie will help you break down the traffic report. >> i know it is early in the morning and you are used to waking up to a pretty decent drive but if you're coming through pasco county anywhere before state wrote -- road 54 you're going to be hitting the
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minute backup. let's go out on the street. we are down there with a live view . you can see the big semi truck and other vehicles squeezing by and that left lane . there was a disabled vehicle out there, and before fhp could get on the scene another vehicle crashed into it. 2 people were transported to the hospital. you can see that tow truck there and they have one of the vehicles up the scene as only one lane gets by. you can take 301 or lease -- at least leave the house about 45 minutes early because you have about a 30 minute delay coming through pasco. in your vote: we are hours away from the 3rd and final presidential debate in both candidates have a lot on the line. for hillary clinton it is about appearing presidential and staying on the message. for donald trump it is about trying to get under clinton's
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expecting a pretty feisty face- off. >> that is one way to put it there for both candidates have already -- put it . both candidates havarti fired shots at one another. for donald trump it is claiming that the election is rigged. he continues to battle allegations of sexual assault. clinton will likely have to answer allegations of her state department sought a deal with the fbi for declassifying an email and claims that major donors to her camp pain pressed the government to help their corporate clients. trump spent the week campaigning while clinton has been laying low. >> she looks like a president. >> when it comes to washington dc it is time to drain the dam
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>> once again the presidential candidates are trying to make statements with who they invite to the debate. mark cuban will be addressed -- will be a guest of hillary clinton. he has been known to troll donald trump on twitter. and donald trump invited obama's half-brother. he is also invited mrs. smith, the mother of sean smith who died in benghazi. the final candidate face-off could be the last time ever that hillary clinton and donald trump share a stage. the accusations of sexual assault against donald trump could play a big role tonight in the debate. >> people magazine published a story claiming that 6 people corroborated madison's accusations. she claims he touched her inappropriate lee
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donald trump and his wife have denied the accusations. hillary clinton's campaign says donald trump's claims of a rigged election is to -- used to distract voters. the campaign says they expect voting to run smoothly. ecuador's government has restricted internet access to wikileaks founder. they publish 3 transcripts of hillary clinton's paid goldman sachs speeches. he has been at the embassy since 2012 to avoid extradition to sweden. right now there is heightened security at the university of nevada las vegas accident parking lots and minis campus buildings -- minicamp is ill things -- many campus
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this morning. >> we want to give you a live look at the thomas and mack center. final preparations are underway right now. roughly 1000 invited guests are expected to be in attendance of which 100 art university of nevada students. our own keith cate is in las vegas right now. his were sports -- his report started 4 pm. the president is firing back saying that as proof donald trump does not have the temperament to be commander-in- chief. he also says it burns to weaken voter's faith in the democratic process. >> so many cities are corrupt and voter fraud is very common. >> one way of weakening america and making it less great is if you start the train, those basic american -- but training
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american traditions that have helped to hold the american democracy together for the last 2 centuries are false. stephanie was accused of having sex with 2 of her students. she will be released from jail and live at a hotel along us . >> reporter: the department of corrections lists this hotel is the new place where she will live. they do not tell us what time she will leave prison and had here. her case attracted national attention. middle school teacher was arrested for having sex with 2 students ages 14 and 16. records show the assault happened in 2008. she had sex
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. we found video from the sentencing. listen as the judge admonished her in court. >> you have a very flexible is a attitude on your face. you have been smiling, you have been jovial. if i had to sum up your attitude and one word it would be arrogance. >> reporter: the judge called her a sexual predator and also imposed 5 years of sexual probation after her serve time. she rv this is where she will live after she is released. that is expected to happen later today. it actually still feels really comfortable outside even though temperatures in the afternoon are warmer than average it is still not uncomfortable due to the fact that we have the slightly lower humidity. let me walk you through hour by hour. it is sunny this morning
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around 2 pm and then a high temperature of 87 around 3 or 4 clock. we have a slim rain chance at about 10 percent as temperatures fall to around 80 as temperatures fall to around 83 degrees by 10 pm. where warmer than average. this strong cold front comes through friday with very little rain expected. the big news is it brings in the autumn air, cool, sunny, pleasant all we can months this tropical wave -- weekend along .-- long. we're tracking this tropical wave. let's check on traffic. the wesley chapel area you still have a half an hour delay.
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coming from where you can leave the house early. where down the 6 miles-per- hour. let's go to the streets. we have a live look for you. that is shots of vehicles just creeping back. there is a tow truck taking away one of those vehicles. there was a disabled vehicles that will -- disabled vehicle that was in a few lanes but before fhp could get to it someone else crashed into it. hopefully it ll soon. if you are leaving the house you have a half hours would delay -- you have a half hour delay and only one lane is getting back. pasco county deputies are searching for this man, michael putnam. he is accused of shooting a woman in the arm during an altercation tuesday afternoon. he was last seen your state route 52. he is considered armed and dangerous. if you know anything about where he might be you are asked
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polk county mother and her 7- year-old daughter are fighting for their lives after being hit by a car. she was walking her 3 children to a dangerous bus stop when 2 of the 3 -- for were hit .-- 4 were hit. >> they had just gotten off of work and didn't see them on the highway. >> a mother and her 7-yeld the other children were not hurt. with the holiday season coming up a lot of flyers are booking tickets. >> but do you feel like you have been ripped off by prices? we have good news for you. stick around all the details are after the break. scares about creepy clowns: we have tips on how you can talk to your children ahead of the halloween holiday so the
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storm team 8 weather is sponsored by the law office of catania and catania. ey mer decid 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,
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a st. petersburg police officers waking up on the other side of the law this morning. officer green is accused while driving while under the
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behind the wheel of his personal car. he refused to take a breathalyzer test. he was also arrested for dui back in 2009. is successful bank executive is believed to be a driver who hit and killed a 70- year-old woman. he left the scene and tried to cover up the damage by staging another accident. he would not have face charges he would've stopped and called 911. today tampa international airport milestone in it's expansion project. airport chain news links is selling local goods. travelers will be able to shop for snaps -- snacks . colleen is supposed to be a fun time for kids but with creepy clowns scares happening -- hollowing is supposed to be
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a fun time for kids but with the creepy clowns scares happening it is dampening the mood. let's make sure the kids have a good time and on just freaked out on halloween. >> reporter: it is just 2 weeks away until hollowing and some kids might -- hollowing -- halloween and some kids might go to fear. before halloween it is good to remind folks to be safe on the streets when they are filled with trick-or-treaters but this year there is an additional concern. >> i don't think they are aware but we are aware and if we see any creepy clowns will steer clear of those. >> creepy clown sightings and scares have been reported across the country. with halloween approaching
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friends. >> this is fun and not meant to be scary. they should explain underneath the clown costume there is a real person and they are. >> reporter: after fears at home kids will take to the streets and parents need to be sure that little ones can both see and be seen. >> we know this is the night that children tend to get hurt the most and it is because they are running across the street in dark clothing after rk instead of putting a mask on face painting on or make it a headdress rather than obstructing the vision or putting it around their eyes. also parents can put reflective tapes or reflectors onto their clothing. >> reporter: just a little bit of preparation ensures that families can have a fun and safe holiday.
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here's to hoping that this whole creepy clown craze blows over both -- before the holiday hits . >> another thing, make sure you take your kids to age appropriate events. time now to get a check on the weather. >> nothing scary about what max defender 8 is showing us rainfall today. it is really not finding any cloud cover at all. we will be using max defender 8 as we head through the rest of the day to try to find some of these very light, very quick showers. it is a mild and sunny. by the time he had out at 8 am we're at 72 degrees. we will get just a few clouds at lunchtime when it is 82.
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small chance of a shower. 63 inverness. 67 venice. it is comfortable. we will fill that east to northeast for youth -- breeze later today. anyone who gets a shower, it would not last very long. it will be warm today, comfortable again with not many clouds tomorrow morning and then just to 10 percent rain chance. tomorrow afternoon really start tracking that cold front that will come through friday. it brings the cooler weekend air. we almost have a 40 minute delay -- my data is telling me 37 minutes all due to the accident i have been talking about on i 75 southbound. at one point all lanes were closed. we do have one lane open but we are still very heavy coming away from state road 52.
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saw one of those 2 vehicles towed off now they have the 2nd vehicle on the tow truck. hopefully that will wrap up soon . if you are leaving the house right now you might want to take 301 441. again it is a 40 minute delay but it should be wrapped up soon. the obama administration may be making plans to increase transparency and ai consumers have better information about travel cost. this comes after democratic senators push to allow website access to pricing information. finding a flight may be a lot easier all thanks to google. the new feature will allow you to check flights and compare prices. google flights will send you an alert when prices are likely to go up and down. you can test it yourself by going to
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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
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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,
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as you said the kids off to the bus up this morning it should be pleasant for them mostly clear right around 72 degrees. not much rain this afternoon only a 10 percent chance. too bad even friday with the cold front it is not too bad but this week in a gets a big thumbs up as we get very low, very pleasant air. it is finally feeling like fall. 79 degrees saturday and sunday. i 75 we're up to about 36 minutes for the delay. this is southbound coming through wesley chapel all due to a crash that is located before you get to state road 54.
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and the backup that is blocking the right lane. it is adding to the delays. they are trying to clear this crash off but you have a 30 minute delay right here. you can take 301 or 41 as an
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halloween is just around the corner but could creepy clowns through in the fund? we look at what you can do to ease your child's fears against

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