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, tonight a family is begging drivers to move over. how they are now honoring a tow truck driver killed by a drunk driver. >> good evening, everyone. i'm rod carter. thaeupz this sunday night. -- thanks for joining us this mcguire the tow truck driver killed bay drunk driver held an event in his honor today. mcguire was hit almost two weeks ago on interstate 75 while working. we have more live where the memorial wrapped up a short time ago. >> reporter: good evening, a tow truck procession happened here a couple of hours earlier today to honor troy mcguire, a family and friend who
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and now they are hoping people pay attention to the move over law before someone else gets hurt. >> almost two weeks after his death, family and friends remember tro mcguire at a gathering today. dozens of tow trucks passed the site where he was kit and killed on i-75. -- hit and killed on i-75. >> it is shame that we get up early in the morning and go on calls and we don't know if we're coming back to our families or >> mike gibb gibbons was with mcguire the day he died. and he was hit when the car gregory miller was driving failed to move over. >> with all of the attorneys that knows all of the loopholes and all that, it is going to keep on, until the governor, or whoever, puts a stop to it. >> family still shaken, missing their loved ones. >> we lost a really good
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he didn't just help, you know, the family. he helped the community as a whole, being a tow truck driver. >> it is terrible. he gets hit. 4:00 in the morning, and doing a job he loved. and it is bad. >> they hope anyone thinking of drinking and driving heed the warning and the law. >> i think the move over law, they should move over for us. and we don't know whether we're going to come home. >> don't drive. always have a designated there are plenty of taxis and all that out there. >> reporter: now, family and friends and organizers of the event, they say that mcguire's death could have been prevented, so again, they are getting that message out there, about the move-over law, as well as not drinking and driving. rod? >> very true. thank you very much for the live report. reporting live for us tonight. and family and friends are mourning the loss of two people
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the veterans expressway. according to the florida highway patrol, jesus lanza was driving and passenger carlos angler fionas perez, when that crash happened. the man who was charged with hitting the vehicle, 54 anwar oscar is in the hospital and his injuries are serious and facing vehicle homicide charges. armenia avenue, past martin luther open after a crash involving two cars. three people were rushed to st. joseph hospital nearby. as soon as we get more information, we will bring it to you on air and online. a largo man and his friend are charged with crashing a private wedding and resisting radar. joshua willard and patrick mccallister were accused of drunkenly walking into a
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and threatened the bride. and took eyeglasses off a guest and threw them into the parking lot. the two went to a bar. the men bonded out of jail this morning. pasco county deputies need your help trying to find an armed suspect who robbed a walgreen's. take a good look at these surveillance pictures. you will see what we are talking about here. the thief approached the store manager at the walgreen's, this is on little road in new port richey and got away with crash. anyone with information is urged to call pasco county deputies. and in manatee for four men who burglarized a store at the ellenton factory outlet wearing halloween masks and broke into the puma athletic school and took clothing and shoes and if you have information who these folks, are call crimestoppers immediately waofrpblgts re just weeks a-- we are just weeks away from the presidential election and both candidates are hitting the campaign trail hard in key battle ground states and hillary clinton pulling ahead
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digits. and the clinton campaign faces backlash this week with more e- mails released by wikileaks, as another trump accuser steps forward accusing him of sexual misconduct. >> hillary clinton no longer cares what her republican rival donald trump might say and will focus on issues instead. much of the recent focus is on troefrs linked to his campaign -- controversies linked to his campaign. >> the issue of women accusingr overshadowing the campaign and he is threatening law you -- lawsuits but many wonder if he can overcome the claims to win. >> and 53% of the population of florida is women. and now more than 55% of the voters are women. and so women are going to be an important force in this election. >> and woman after woman, coming forward. >> i think that's where the democrats want you to focus on
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his own organization. >> wikileaks has continued the release of the clinton campaign e-mails and we wonder if the e- mails should be a campaign issue and if there is anything in the e-mails so deeply concerning that clinton should not be elected president. >> what it shows you is hillary clinton is the epicenter of greed, corruption, conspiracy, you know, and her own communications director said take the money when talking about lobbyists for foreign governments. >> but we do know the fbi believes that russia is behind this leak. and is so we would he have to want to think about, why does vladimir putin want donald trump to be president? >> and trump's polling averages have never been worse. from leading in many critical swing states one month ago to behind in all but one, ohio, when new polling shows the race a dead heat. paul mueller, news channel 8. >> paul, thank you. donald trump is going to campaign in florida today and tomorrow. and trump attended rallies in naples and st. augustine today. and he is going to be in the city of tampa tomorrow. news channel 8 of course will
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p.m. and by the way, this weekend, early voting started in many states across the country and some lines are getting pretty long. this is video of polling places in washington, d.c. nbc reports that more republicans have cast their ballots in north carolina, and florida, and more than 4 million people have already voted. >> and here is a reminder that elections offices in pinellas county are opened from 9:00 to 5:00 p.m. on election day. and voters can drop off their vote by mail ballots or update their votegi now, for more than 25% of the ballots mailed, two voters -- to voters they have already been referred. early voting in florida starts tomorrow. another selection is making history for the united states of course, for one nevada woman who was born before women could vote. this is going to be a very special election for her. >> i have always voted. my folks made it very important, that we always do
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time we could have a woman president. >> her name is gertrude gotschalk, 100 years old and already knows exactly who she is voting for. switching gears now. horror on the highway in california. coming up what caused a tour bus to crash into a big rig truck, killing 13 people and injuring dozens more. also, ahead, a 71-year drought comes to an end the world series for the very first time since 1945. you can imagine just how overjoyed those fans are. we will hear from them coming up. >> and cool but not quite as chilly overnight tonight. we are tracking more fantastic fall weather to take us into the workweek. the storm team 8 forecast
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this year the voters of pinellas county have an opportunity to elect a public servant who has always put the people first. charlie crist. as governor he worked with both parties to get things done and i know you can trust charlie to do the same in congress. defend women's health care and planned parenthood. and take care of our veterans. charlie needs your vote, please stand with him. i know he'll always stand with you.
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more than a dozen people killed when a tour bus crashed into a big rig truck in california. this happened on interstate 10 near palm springs this morning. california highway patrol says the bus's speed was so significant that when it hit the back of the big rig, the trailer entered about 15 feet into the bus. 13 people died. including the bus driver. 31 are injured, including the truck driver. eight people are injured, when a car plowed through a church wall in miami today. it happened during the morning church wall next to the pews and the front end of that car buried in the wall. the miami herald is reporting that one victim was air lifted to the trauma center. seven others are in the hospital. no word on what exactly caused the car to crash. penn state students celebrated the win over ohio state and some students went overboard last night. take a look at this.
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pepper spray when the crowd turned unruly and pulled down a street sign and pulled up a pole. and local police shut down a couple of blocks in that area. no word yet though on any arrests. it is a phrase that has not been uttered in 71 years. the chicago cubs are going to the world series. the celebration in chicago is probably still going on, right now, as their long drought is over. the cubs are headed to the world series for the first time since 1945. after the los angeles dodgers. fans could not be happier about this moment. >> oh, my gosh. i was crying. the whole game. i'm out of tears. i'm out of tears. >> i know that some people that are like 70 years old, haven't witnessed this. so i know this is amazing. >> fans began rushing to pick up their world series gear this morning. the cubs by the way have not actually won a world series since 1908.
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indians starting tuesday night in cleveland. the husband of a woman who died of cancer is giving back in honor of his loving wife and coming up we will show you how he made it possible for one woman to run a race without
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when powerful people need someone to do their dirty work, they hire bob buesing. 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
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running fees up to seventy thousand dollars. now, buesing's running for senate. how far will bob buesing go? that's up to you. we first introduced you to ryan and ch years ago when michelle was first diagnosed with brain cancer. we followed her battle, especially when ainsley's angels made it possible for the couple to run together by giving michelle a chair to ride in while ryan pushed her. michelle lost her battle with cancer. but today, ryan gave back to the community by donating a clare to ainsley's angels at the 7th annual frank footer race. deanna jones was there for the touching measure. >> and it wasn't that long ago
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wife michelle in a race and now since michelle has passed he wants others to get the same satisfaction she did when she was in the chair. >> really kind of made us feel empowered. and made us feel like we were taking something back from cancer. and so i wanted to be able to be a part of that, giving that opportunity to other children, and adults who might be facing some type of challenge. >> today, ryan got to push tiffany, a 23-year-old woman with a re it was a freeing experience for ryan. >> feeling the rush of the wind. and the excitement of the race. and getting across to the finish line together. so being able, not only to donate the chair, and remembering michelle and doing that, but creating new memories for tiffany this morning, it was really awesome to be a part of that. >> a humbling experience for tiffany's mom. >> it is great. >> it is great to see her, to be able to participate in
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and to sea her, to be able to be a part of something that she normally wouldn't be able to. >> michelle linked by this mantra. to not just believe there is good in the world but to be the good. that is something ryan strives for every day. >> we made a difference. i know we made a difference in tiffany's world, and mine, too. you know, so it is a beautiful thing. >> in pasco county, janna jones, news channel 8. by most standards, a near perfect fall day today, to close out the weekend. max defender 8, sweeping through the dry air, above us, and it will still be a few more days before we track any shower activity, on max defender 8. these were our high temperatures today. again, the average for this time of the year, 83 degrees. and 79 here in tampa, and 78 in saint pete, and we did sneak
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the high temperature 81 degrees. and not quite as breezy as yesterday either. it felt a little bit warmer. a northeast wind 5 to 10 miles an hour. and have seen some gusts here over the last hour, up to around 15 miles an hour. and so it is a little breezy in spots. but the flag here at new port richey not really showing that. the wind there, northwest at 2 miles an hour. with the temperature of 73 degrees. and the blue skies, with the very dry air above us. and sun city center, 75 degree hour. and down in venice, at nissan, of venice, the blue sky, milder there, with the temperature right now at 76 degrees. and expect more fantastic fall weather, as we move into the workweek tomorrow. a bright start to your monday. not as cool, we will see a temperature around 60 degrees. for the afternoon. gorgeous and a little bit warmer with high temperatures in most spots back up into the low 80s. that red shading above the tampa bay area, that is the dry
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measured here showing the dry air at the surface here. mid-40s in tampa and low 50s in plant city. and mid-50s in wauchula. and also down in venice. the low temperatures, with the dry air, above us, getting cool again, but not nearly as chilly as what we saw this morning, upper 50s, and low 60s, in most spots, and save northern locations where we will again see temperatures in the lower 50s but that is better than the lower 40s that we saw this morning, and it was brisk. for tomorrow, fantastic fall weather, our those temperatures though, gradually climbing the next few days, and heading back above average, by the middle of the upcoming workweek and our rain chances, those stay low for the next few day, but with a little extra moisture in the atmosphere, above us, by the second half of the upcoming workweek, that's where we will see a few isolated showers, around, and more so, as we head toward wednesday, thursday, and especially friday, with some extra moisture, trying to make its way up from the south. the time being, though, high pressure in control of our
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more days. and the commute tomorrow, with the sunglasses on, a cool start, lots of sunshine, for the afternoon, with a northeast breeze and you can expect more sunshine to take us on through the day tuesday. this is how it looks in downtown tampa from our tower cam here at wfla. 78 degrees right now, with the wind out of the northeast. at 8 miles an hour. and 75 in lakeland. and plant city. and 77 in fish hawk, and 79 degrees right now in sarasota, and temperatures about half a dozen degrees spots, we will see that warmup continue back into the low 80s. and tomorrow, again, eventually back into the mid-80s, above average, by the middle part of the workweek. another clear night tonight. not as cool. a low temperature around 60 degrees in tampa and 81 degrees tomorrow afternoon. with more sunshine, and that warmup continues. by wednesday, back in the mid- 80s. 20% rain chance by the end of the upcoming workweek. so we are waiting on the rain chances for now. enjoy the sunshine. >> a beautiful morning.
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dan lucas updates us on the game against the 49ers in california and the bucs. and john cooper shuffled the lineup around before seeing the bolts play the best game of the season. hear why we can see a lot more
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and the lightning are resting up in toronto, as we speak. ahead of tuesday's game against the maple leafs. and our first look at the nhl's red hot rookie austin matthews. they won last night in ottawa and it was the way they won had a smile on the face of the head coach john cooper.
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this season. and it was created with a lineup that was pairing up players different than normle. >> testing guys out in different situations and trying to get guying going and keep guys -- guys going and keep guys hot. and i don't think so much the line shuffling but the way we played well. a good game plan and the boys executed it and when they do that, i don't think it matters who is playing with who, because a lot of these guys had played with each other the last couple of years and they know what they're doing. the bucs did not get they would have liked after the bye week. nonetheless, they are in the san francisco bay area with a chance to get back to the .500 mark. let's go ahead and take a look at what is going on. out on the west coast, 27-14. that is a correct score, by the way. and bucs were down 14-0, before reeling off 17 straight points in the second quarter. and don't forget, catch the bucks bonus show tonight after sunday night football for the
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raiders next week. they were in jacksonville today. perfect on the road this season. derrick carr, to michael crabtree. beautiful, inside the five and score on the next play, and 20- 6, raiders at the half. la taveius scores. and they improve to 5-2. and now head to img academy in bradenton and practice there all week before tampa on sunday. and i imagine there is a hangover or two in chicago today. yes, the cubs -- or a few thousand. cubs headed to the world series. even before the bubbly had dry, manager joe madden took the same approach as the days with the rays and doesn't want the club to do anything out of the ordinary. >> i don't want any more work. no extra study. we will do what we will normally do.
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back to normal. >> and look at those goggles. >> nothing normal about goggles on your head but you're in there and celebrating and you have the champagne and you do the bress conference and get back to the party -- press conference and get back to the party. which i can guarantee you joe
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port tampa bay has now become florida's largest and most diversified. which helps explain why it is one of dana young's top priorities. generating over 15 billion for the regional economy, and 80 thousand local jobs. bs for families who need them and fighting a bureaucracy that too often gets in the way. dana young for the florida senate. a return to common sense. 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 to go easy on them, i was scared --
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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. final look at the forecast. >> cool but not nearly as chilly overnight tonight, with the dry air above us. temperatures dropping back into the upper 50s to around 60. fantastic fall weather. to take us into eventually some isolated showers around later in the week. >> all right. thank you very much. >> and finally, tonight, if you like eating crab and really who doesn't, for a short period of time, the florida keys was the place to be this weekend. in the annual florida keys crab- eating challenge. competitors had to eat all of their crab, while they risked being penalized. the winner from miami, a 25 stone crab claw -- eight 25 stone crab claws.
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show up for that. >> exactly. he is outpaced now. >> somebody else taking over. >> thanks for joining us. abc abc is coming your way next. we will see you in a couple of hours. . . . . . . . on this sunday night, a deadly bus crash, the horrific collision with a track for trailer on the highway of southern california, killing more than a dozen passenger and injuring many more clinton's widen lead over donald trump. the candidates making their closing arguments. now, just 16 days before the election. dangerous encounters when shopping through online classified leads to face to face apparent help, more and more

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