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hillary clinton and donald trump came face to face again last night, this time at a charity dinner. it wasn't all laughs as it was planned to be. why the crowd booed donald trump multiple times. >> and an identity theft warning this morning. who police are looking for. >> a violent trillion -- criminal is off the streets. good morning on this friday morning. i'm candace manager county. gayle has the morning out. >> i'm gene ramirez. halloween is just around the corner and it's going to feel
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straight ahead. here's leigh with the good news. >> that's right. we've been tracking this cold front for days now and we still have to wait for it. here's max defending 8. you can see it's scanning the skies and not finding my rainfall, barely finding my clouds. temperatures are still mild. 63 inverness, 63 lakeland, 69 degrees in sarasota. so let me show you where this cold front is right now. it's just through the ohio area and back towards louisiana. that -- cool air that we've been waiting on. the cold front will get closer, winds will pick up a bit. not much rain and a high of 84. now stay tuned at 5:38 when i have the 8-day temperature trend. leslee is here to tell you what is happening on the roads right now. >> we have a good drive. over night construction clear g clearing up. traffic looks good out there . this is palm harbor that looks wonderful on u.s. 19 and over on
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well through the land o' lake area. i-75 looks great in bradenton and sarasota right now. that's a look at weather and traffic. now back to candace and gene. >> leslee, thank you. on the campaign trail, donald trump and hillary clinton comes face-to-face once again. it happened last night, this time at a charity dinner in new york. >> they spoke at each other but the crowd booed trump for some comments about clinton. meredith is live from our news center. meredith, many were saying very different from what it traditionally is. >> reporter: it's pretty obvious that donald trump and hillary clinton don't like each other must have and that was clear at the al smith dinner where traditionally the presidential candidates trade light hearted jabs. last night it was a sharper edge. at times last night the black tie audience booed.
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commission. how corrupt do you have to be to get kicked off the water gate commission? pretty corrupt. >> people look at the statute of liberty and they see a proud symbol of our history as a nation of immigrants, a beacon of hope for people around the world. donald looks at the statute four, maybe a five if she loses the torch and tablet and changes her hair. >> -- >> reporter: now, the candidates did shake hands before going their separate ways. the tension was so high that cardinal timothy dolan who
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life and donald trump said he has cold symptoms from sitting at the coldest place on earth. >> the people behind him their faces are remarkable. hillary clinton is headed to ohio and bill clinton is campaigning here in florida. he will stop in jackson. the mayor's rally this morning will happen in st. petersburg this morning. the mayors of tampa and st. petersburg are among the 20 former and current mayors campaigning for hillary clinton as part of this tour. >> donald trump is heading to north carolina today and from there he will head onto pennsylvania. monday he's having a rally here in the bay area at 7:00 p.m. at the mid florida credit union amphitheater at the florida state fairgrounds. well, at a campaign stop in
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addressed his repeated claims this election is rigged and made his supporters a promise. listen. >> i would like to promise and pledge to all of my voters and supporters and to all of the people of the united states that i will total accept the results of this great and historic presidential election if i win. criticized for refusing to say he will accept the election if he loses though. now a lead attorney in the 2000 bush versus gore recount is speaking out. david boise argued the case for al gore and explains in that case that gore and former president bush said they would respect and abide by whatever the result was. there are some questions this morning whether hillary clinton revealed classified information at wednesday night's debate when she talked about the
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>> there's about 4 minutes between the order being given and the people responsible for launching nuclear weapons to do so. >> well, the clinton campaign aid said the information didn't come from a classified briefing and pointed to multiple instances in the past when that same information was disclosed to the public. u.s. strategic command that over seas the u.s. nuclear arsenal said it does not disclose operational timelines and would not weigh in on the specifics. now, an 8 on y this morning, a warning of identity theft. two pinellas county women are behind bars. they are accused of stealing credit card numbers from people and racking up thousands of dollars in purchases. st. petersburg police think there's could be even more victims out there. our ryan hughes is live at police headquarters this morning. ryan, good morning. these people were rip ing -- ripping us off for quite some time. >> reporter: yeah, gene good morning to you once again. investigators here at the police
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credit card numbers from 18 different people to buy things for months. now they want everyone to be aware there could be more victims out there. police tell us that denise dallas headed up the scheme with the help of her daughter, jessica. denise stole credit card informing from her workplace and used it to pay for utilities and cable tv at her home in pinellas county. they are accused of stealing 18 different credit cards. shantel jones is part of the but the two other women are behind bars. we spoke to one victim who is outraged her credit card was ruined by the trio there. >> tried to open women accounts like at victoria secret and got into bank accounts and put them in my name but the irs was the worse. >> reporter: investigators tell us the women even used a stolen card to buy food for jessica
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jail. now back here live this morning, cops are still looking for denise dallas. they think she knows that they're after her. if you have any information on her whereabouts call the st. petersburg police department. >> also time to check those credit card statements. ryan, thank you. now at 5:38 leigh has some great news for the weekend. >> yes, we have been waiting on that cold front that really brings in the fall air. it's coming through tonight. now, because it's not coming through until tonight check out this hour byr still relatively mild. the upper 60s this morning, 78 at 11, 82 at 1:00 and 84 around 3:00 or 4:00. still 82 at 6:00. that's right when the cold front arrives. to you are the day notice the forecast 6:00, 7:00, 8:00 this morning. by the time we get to about midday the winds start to pick up because this cold front is getting closer to us. i left in a 10% rain chance because i couldn't take it out completely but i think most of us will stay dry.
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north of i-4. really the colder air starting to move in tonight and will be with us through the weekend. a smile from emoji. 78 on sunday. 9 -- 79 in the afternoon on sunday. we stay average and comfortable next week. we'll check in with traffic on the 8s. hopefully it's just as comfortable. >> pretty nice. we had some issues that cleared up. old leslee has a looked poi lakeland highway is blocked at clinton avenue. you can see some delays on the northbound side, a little bit on the southbound side as well. how do you get around it if you're coming through the area? it's light, light traffic right here in the dade city area and generally it's light there too but especially in the mornings. take u.s. 301. that will get you in and out of dade city. no delays on 75 in pasco and 275 looks great in hillsborough.
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back to candace and gene. >> leslee, thank you. a man suspect ed ed of attacking a masseuse and publix employee is locked up. ralph forte attacked a masseuse and went to a publix where he attacked an employee there. they tracked forte down by fingerprints. on thursday morning schools were lock down. some locals are critic >> he ran in the opposite direction of the high school so notifying a parent at 10:00 at night that a crime occurred and the suspect pled in the operate posite direction of the high school i'm not sure that's a decision that a parent wants to make. >> forte admitted to the crimes. the injured masseuse is expected to recover. now on the 8 on your side consumer alert, another death blamed on the takata air bags.
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died while driving her 2001 honda civic. the air bags can inflate and it causes the metal to rapture and spew shrapnel. taking a standby sitting down. >> a woman calls only news channel 8 after her nephew got in trouble at school for not standing for the pledge. coming up next, why the boy said he didn't stand. >> plus, ied side -- plus 8 on your side catching the state in a lie denying the compla fraud. 8 on your side investigates what the heck is going on. >> you are watching news channel 8 on this friday
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this one has a lot of people talking a tampa student standing up or in this case we should say sitting down for what he believes in. it's proving to be
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6th grader at liberty middle school. when he wouldn't stand for the pledge of allegiance he claims a teacher yelled at him and told him to leave the classroom. >> why is this so important to you? >> because i believe in one more than one religion -- wait. more than one nation. >> students do have the right not to stand for the pledge of allegiance as long as they don't get in the way of other people the teacher has been informed of the policy. the family said they are proud of mark for standing up for his beliefs. they are thinking of suing the district. share your thoughts now on the news channel 8 facebook page. more on you vote this morning. additional claims that residents of puerto rico plan on voting in the november election. that's illegal. now a sarasota woman said puerto rico residents
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despite them being u.s. citizens. this come filed a complaint with to organizationings, boricua vota and mi familia. when news news asked for complaints involving mi familia they said they were there none. the woman said she got a letter and this that letter it states her complaint was dismissed for lack of evidence. >> and when i get everything going throu people to be fired because they are lazy, they're not doing their job. it is a government job that they have. >> mi familia vota denies accusation of voter fraud telling news channel 8, quote, we are not involved in any of that, we work with people who are eligible to vote, end quote. we did reach out to boricua vota but have not heard back from them. new information about a story that we've been reporting
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for the hillsborough transportation commission that he's the director of. there's a close relationship between crist and the cab companies he should be regulating. >> if there's collusion there people need to answer for that. clearly the perception is there's an agency that's very, very close, way too close in my estimation. >> dana relationship that the relationship be investigated. fdle assign ked the -- asieb ed assigned the case. power crews are helping in the bahamas to help restore service that's still down following hurricane matthew. the crews are prepared to stay there for two weeks. you have to check this out. this is not a halloween joke.
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is, invading miami's little haiti neighborhood. these giant african land snails are dangerous. they transmit parasite and disease. people in miami's little havana are being told do not touch the snails. i don't know that anybody would want to touch those giant snail else. maybe you're making a big plate of escargot but we can't touch them if they are dangerous. a little garli think, leigh? >> maybe no. they're telling me not to touch them, i'm not going to eat them no matter how much seasoning you put on them. max defender 8 scanning the skies all over the tampa bay area on this friday morning. at this point giving you the all clear, that's good news even as we track a cold front getting closer to us.
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it. the breeze gets stronger through the day. 80 degrees at noon, 84 at 4:00. again that front gets closer at 4:00 and that's why there's a 10% rain chance. it's already feeling a little cool this morning. brooksville, zephyrhills 59, 66 bartow, 65 in venice. the cold front passes late today. that's why it's still going to be in the mid 80s. not much rain as it passes but all weekend long just that picture perfect fall weather, clear, cool, slightly warmer. it's not until tuesday and wednesday when our winds start to come more out of the east which brings back a little bit of humidity and back into the 80s. leslee, how is traffic on the 8s? >> rolling along at pretty good speeds. over all looks pretty good. 54 through new port richey up to speeds. palm harbor 54 to tampa road a great drive. that's going to take you 13 minutes. the dade city area
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a back up as you approach clinton avenue on old lakeland highway. we have both directions blocked here. you are turned around. save yourself time and headache and take 301 to get in and out of dade city instead of old lakeland highway right now. traffic is very light but both directions blocked there on old leonardo dicaprio -- old lakeland. that's a look at weather and traffic only 8s. head to the circle k purchase science plies. it's located at 11320 bloomingdale avenue in riverview. the drive goes from 4:00 until 8:00. other tampa schools are participating. for more information and details head to wfla.com. today is the second day of the hillsborough county fair located at the county's fairgrounds. you have great weather to go with this. you can find the fair at 215 city
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the fair runs for two extended weekends, the 20th through the 23rd and the 27th through the 30th. it's a family style old fashioned fair with exhibits, carnival rides and plenty of food. we'll is the dates and location on wfla.com. i could go for some fries right about now. >> don't forget your sweater because it can get chilly on the rides when it's cooler out. you've been warned. it's a fright like never before. >> coming up, where you can go to stick around for all the spooky
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you have got to see this. this halloween season at universal orlando virtual reality is changing the scare factor. groups of four will solve a super with real life actors and details sets through head sets, participants. they explore a virtual world attempting to solve a riddle and wipe out a curse. >> what you do generates the show that you're actually getting. over that 30 minutes is probably one of the largest experiences or attractions that you get. >> that is unique. as universal orlando's first a attraction to incorporate virtual reality it's not cheap.
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does not scare people away. it's extra. >> for sure. could the next mark zuckerberg be on a college campus near us? >> why more students are majoring in entrepreneurship. >> plus, robinson versus sparto. it's our friday blitz game of the week. >> reporter: good morning to you guys from robinson high school. we are out here with the knights as they prepare a big game against spoto high school at 7:30. this is a big game for robinson for the playoff spot. here here with 93.3 and the cheerleaders. they are getting ready. the dance team is getting ready. the band is about to play. come back for all the fun right ahead. if
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this beautiful shot of the moon from beckie blackwell in bradenton who happens to be beckie in bradenton, my weather watcher there. she's out by her pool deck. she said it's 73 and perfect. warming up to 84 degrees, a little breezy at times as the cold front gets closer to us. slim rain chance. boy, the temperatures drop tonight, down to 60 degrees and they stay cool throughout the weekend. 78 degrees, breezy for saturday afternoon. perfect fall weather. chilly in the morning, 79 in the 8s? >> a little problem out in pasco county. old lakeland highway we have a collision here and both directions, northbound and southbound on old lakeland highway are completely blocked at clinton avenue. you are getting turned around. coming northbound or southbound take u.s. 301 in and out of dade city. it basically runs next to old lakeland highway and that will save you a little bit of a headache. let's talk about
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on i-75. 64 to fruitville 9 minutes. clark to state road 70 just a 10 minute commute. we have a great drive on the howard frankland bridge, skyway and courtney campbell as well. you love all-day breakfast. but you don't love that you can't get all your favorites.
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