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and tried to carjack a trying to get away. >> reporter: this criminal is a very violent man. just before 8:00 wednesday night, he attacked a woman who worked at the 88 spa off of tamiami trail in venice. then, the bold attacker hopped into the back of a pickup driving toward publix. >> as the pickup truck driver noticed the person was able to hit the brakes and caused the person to fall from the pickup. >> reporter: in the lot, the man tried employee. when that failed, he attacked that worker and took off running south. in the meantime, the injured masseuse made her way to a nearby shell station. she was taken to sarasota memorial for treatment. this morning while the search continued nearby schools were briefly placed on lock down. >> the children were never in any danger. we felt like this was the safest way to do it rather than notice firefighter parents earlier in the morning and have the student out and about.
are working with nearby agencies to find this dangerous man. in venice, john rogers, newschannel8. tonight, we are hearing the 911 calls from the terrifying takedown in bartow where an inmate took an officer hostage. melanie michael is asking tough questions about how it happened. >> there were four inmates that came running up to me on work detail. they said one of the other inmates kidnapped the officer and they left in a truck. they are poig detail one wild scene where trustees were doing work detail in the park when their fellow inmate david ross grabbed a steak knife from a park restroom and took the officer hostage in the city truck. >> i'm driving around the block and i don't see them anywhere. >> reporter: a lot of questions remain in the case. and 8 on your side went looking for answers. we wanted to know why
carry gun. we were told since these are trustees, they only carry handcuffs and pepper spray. there is good news to share. the correction's officer is okay. the suspect is being held at pinellas county. and detectives are trying to find out how the steak knife got in the bathroom. i'm melanie michael in bartow, newschannel8. largo voters noticed something missing from their ballots. the first batch of mail-in ballots theyt than 200 residents missing the city commission race for seat 3. several neighborhoods were annexed into largo, but the information was never updated with the supervisor of elections office. voters say this could have been detrimental. >> i'm glad that the city recognized that. and, sent out the correct ones. and getting this on board before the general election. >> the city clerk's office says the oversight was on its end. and now, it is working on a policy to make sure all
timely manner. they mailed out replacement ballots last week. a sarasota woman complained to the the state that residents of puerto rico are coming to florida o register to vote in the november election. now, that would constitute election fraud. all because residents of puerto rico are not allowed to vote in general elections. two complaints were filed two groups alleging they bring puerto back to vote in the elections. >> we have paid our taxes. we educated our children. and i don't feel it is fair that someone will come from my own island and cancel my vote. that is what they are doing. >> the division of elections not only deep sixed elizabeth's complaint, it told senior investigative reporter steve andrews that no complaint against mi familia existed. florida democrats scored a
but they did not win during the latest day in court. they wanted the judge to rule all newly registered votes, voters must be processed by sunday. that's a day before early voting starts. the judge denied the motion. and that means some people who just registered may have to cast provisional ballots. 8 on your side has uncovered new e-mails showing a very disturbingly close relationship near e ptc and the cab companies. newschannel8's jeff patterson has the e-mails. we have been telling you like this for a week. but i have uncovered new e- mails and more evidence about an overly chummy relationship between the head of the ptc and the cab companies he regulates. it is showing direct ties and the sharing of inside
kyle cobbing is in constant contact with cab head lou menardi. in october of last year, an e- mail reads as discussed during our meeting yesterday, the e- mails show they are not just meeting. they are lining upside by side to fight companies like uber and lyft. we have been trying to track down mr. cobbing. i even made a freedom of information request to get his public calendar. he had just one meeting today. just one thing cobbing never showed up for his one meeting. jeff patterson, newschannel8. steve jerve is with us now. steve, you have been talking great weather and what, 24 hours away? >> yeah, we are very close. the cold front is coming through. lower humidity. >> bring it. >> absolutely. we will feel it too. here is a look at what is happening tonight. if you want to go outside. it is a very pleasant evening.
humidity. if will you will be out. might be hampered a bit by the waning moon. light from the moon may hinder your ability to see some of these meteors. but if you are luckyings maybe you will pick up a few. that is tonight into tomorrow morning. now, temperatures the next five days will be cooler because we are seeing a warm cold front move through the area. warmer day for tomorrow, 84. that cold front's impact will be felt on saturday and sunday with highs in the upper 70s 81 degrees for monday. then 83 for tuesday. it will eventually bring the winds back more easterly to warm us up. not a bad evening overall. 80 degrees crystal river. we saw 50-degree dew points around winter haven so the inland areas are a bit drier. nice weekend ahead and we will talk about the cold front
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bay lightning that might have been unthinkable a few years ago. the bolts have been ranked number one by espn. paul ryan joins us live from tampa's news center with more. >> reporter: back in 2010 when jeff benneck purchased the lightning, they were on the verge of insolving. but now, they have been ranked not just the best hockey team, but the best in professional sports. >> it is the an honor for the whole city.
are based on 25 categories ranging from venues to ownership to customer service. >> go bolts! >> reporter: all 122 teams across the four major sports leagues are graded upon what matters the most to fans. >> it is very big honor i think. for everybody involved in the community. management, ownership. i feel very fortunate to play in a franchise like that. it is not just the players or the organizations. it's the fans t community, it is everybody that make it is players, the organization, the fans and the city. it is something everybody should be proud of. >> reporter: according to head coach john cooper, this is the result of a trickle down effect starting at the top of the organization with jeff not only with his philanthropy, but with his hirings. >> so what is the most important is how you treat your fans and how the organizations
and, for ... our organization to be number one ... gosh. that is a heck of an accomplishment. >> there may be more accolades headed the lightning's way too. they have been named sports business journal's sports team of the year. why would apple add a second screen to its new mac books? we have the story coming up. >> plus, one car maker is ready to sell you a fully autonomous car. we will tell you what it takes to machine that does all the driving for you. keep many mind, this year's heart walk
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dropped 40 points. the s&p was down almost three points and the nasdaq, down four. well, tesla's auto pilot feature is taking a huge step forward. from now on, every tesla car will be capable of driving itself. a video released by tesla shows the system working in parking
have the hardware and software to be fully autonomous as soon as the laws allow. that includes the $35,000 model 3 which is son back order. it will use eight optical cameras, a computer with 40 times the processing power of what is in a current tesla. rumors are flying about what we are going to see at apple's event next week. looks li will take the place of some of the keys. they will call it the magic tool bar. the display would be able to change all based on the program that is running. displaying only the keys you would need at that particular time. nintendo is hoping to make a switch to the newest game console. the switch is not just a home console though. it is also a gaming tablet and it can switch between the two
simple moves. that allows you to hit the road and never lose your place in the game. a new controller breaks down and slides onto the side of a tablet. the only bad news for gamers, you cannot put this device urn your christmas tree. it will not be able until next march. amazon just provided a new cheaper way to bring alexa into your life. it released a new fire tv stick that includes amazon's voice activated helper. the upgraded tv stick pl allows you to talk to alexa through the remote control. you can tell it what show to find on streaming services like amazon, netflix, hbo now, and hulu. then, the content just starts playing. the new fire tv stick sells for $40. we, those self-tying shoes inspired by the back to the future part 2 movie raised nearly $7 million to find a cure for parkinson's disease.
futuristic max shoes. then they offered 88 of them at a raffle. the raffle ended a few days ago. one pair still remains. it will be auctioned off to the highest bidder during an event next month. a problem with some recalled hyundai cars could pose a very big danger. the sunroofs could fly off. a wind deflater on 2015 and 2016 sonatas was not bonded properly to the car and that malfunction. it could fly off if you force it to close. so far, there have been no injuries or accidents but a few have detached. the funs have confirmed another death all due to a takata air bag. the 50-year-old woman died september 30 in river side county, california. that woman was driving a 2001 honda civic. this is now the 11th known fatality here in the u.s. that
treats you may want to bring your best friend. but your canine companion probably needs to dress the park. halloween is a booming business. the national retail federation expects americans football indians spend $8.5 billion on the holiday this year. and 86% of those people plan to have their four-footed friend along as well. the experts do warn, don't force your pet into an outfit they won't enjoy. so, maybe just get creative. >> think about making your own costume. on a black dog to make it a zebra rather than the dog having to feel restricted in a full body costume. >> just keep the pets out of your halloween candy stash. they can be toxic to animals: if you have been cheated, when you need help, she's on your side. better call behnken. a lot of people are calling shannon behnken and many of them have similar problems.
common complaints and potential solutions. >> reporter: sammy in tampa says i purchased a vehicle and it seemed like the man took me for a ride. and i need your help. john has a similar problem with a 2006 model. i have had my truck in this shop with him for seven weeks to fix my transmission. and i got it back a few weeks ago. i was in tampa uberring and at a light, and my truck sounded like it was going to stall. then, it jumped and it was stuck in around. and these are not just junk car dealers we are talking about. we have had complaints from people buying preowned cars from luxury car legallers. some believe newly purchased car troubles should be covered under florida's lemon law, but that only applies to new ones. if you buy a used car in florida and don't purchase the warranty, you are buying that
purchase a car, have your own mechanic check out the car so you know what you are getting into. shannon behnken, 8 on your side. >> if you have a problem, shannon behnken want to here about it. here's the number to call. 1-855-behnken. that is 1-855-234-6536. well, a look at max defender 8 tonight. there are no showers at the moment. we saw shower activity across south florida to dry air high above in the atmosphere. not detecting much in the way of precipitation. locally. though we have a cold front coming in tomorrow. the rain chances are relatively low. how about high school football? that is occurring tomorrow night. a lot of folks headed out to that event. we have nice weather as the cold front comes through. the front, the one bringing cooler drier air, that is our
with the front moves through throughout the day, temperatures will get progressively cooler. 83 degrees now at tampa international airport. the dew point, 61 degrees. that is a lovely number. it just means drier air for us. in saint petersburg, the dew points 67 degrees which is still okay. 81 degrees, the current temperature, should be a beautiful evening in the downtown area. both downtownsful clearwater, too. water vapor imagery. dry air high above in the atmosphere. a 50% chance not going to threaten florida. but the buy air is helping to stabilize the atmosphere and providing drier air, particularly in inland spots. most of the shower activity down across south florida. that is where the deeper moisture is located. here is the system we are talking about. a 50% chance of possible development. most of the u.s., most of the computer models predict that.
here comes the front later in the afternoon. moves through for the weekend. cooler drier air. we are talking highs in the upper 70s . look at the overnight lows in the upper 50s . wow, that is going to feel fantastic. for the folks living north of the bay, know you could see lows near 50 degrees which is a downright cool start if you live in florida and you have just been a hot summer. it would feel quite chilly. might have to get out the parka for that one. >> isn't it nice to use the the forecast? >> it's about time. florida weather is great. but when it cools off we are ready for it. >> thank you sir. we'll be right back. >> plus, here is what you will see tomorrow at 6:00 a.m. >> is the next mark zuckerberg on a college campus near you? i'm meredyth censullo and i will tell you why more students are majoring in entrepreneurship and why that is not a bad idea. >> plus, weather and traffic on
>> and now, here is another news anchor with a very important message. >> check your panties. about ... i think that was supposed to be pantries. [ laughter ] >> that's hilarious. richmond, virginia anch phillips was destined for internet fame when he asked viewers to check their panties instead of their pantries. it was for a recalled rice cooker. >> you think it was done on purpose? >> oh my gosh. >> preread your scripts and trust your producer. >> that's a good idea. i wouldn't put that past our producer. >> daniel? i don't think so. all right, thank you very much for joining us.
defending his dad. >> the all-new reaction moments after donald's vegas fight night with hillary now on "extra." ? "extra" ? ? extra extra ? >> donald jr. sounds off on trump's contentious showdown with hillary clinton. >> what ab everyone in suspense? >> trump versus clinton round three explodes in fireworks. >> this is kind of the super bowl of politics. >> from billionaire mark cuban to omarosa and the women of "the view," the celebrity score card today. >> he's kind of a big baby and stomping his feet. >> new surveillance video. are these kim kardashian's armed robbers racing from the crime
son maddox. what happened since the plane incident? then a sneak peek at designer tom ford's haunting new thriller starring amy adams and jake gyllenhaal. >> i did something horrible, ben. >> in the "extra" feed guess the new sebty baby. >> the need for speed. >> their epic walk down tom's memory lane. now, on "extra" from studios hollywood, the entertainment capital of l.a. ? extra extra ? >> welcome to "extra," i'm mario lopez. let's check in with a.j. in new york. >> coming up, we'll reveal the connection between kim and kanye and tom hanks. >> also coming up, tiger woods best friend with his ex elin, surprise new confession coming up. >> plus trump under fire today for saying he may not accept losing the election. we've got new reaction from
supporters including his son donald jr. >> the final debate. >> lots of luck, hillary. >> the gloves come off. >> who does that? >> and the front page stunner that has everyone talking today. >> i will tell you at the time. i'll keep you in suspense. >> "extra's" with the trump family and his advisers on how they think he did. >> the donald's surprise answer about the outcome of the election. >> i'm not looking at anything now. i'll look at it at the time. >> donald jr. defending the statement one >> what about him saying he'll keep everyone in suspense. >> you cut out the lie, you cut out the fraud, that's one thing. but the american people are sick of being lied to. >> "extra" in the spin room after secretary clinton gave her take on trump's rigged election allegations. >> he didn't get an emmy for his tv program three years in a row and he started tweeting that the emmys were rigged again. >> should have gotten it.