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>> plus a frightening fall, how a toddler took a tumble from a second story window and survived. >> also the perks of being a puppy, the reason one of our airports was filled with dozens of adorable dogs tonight. first, though, new tonight a deadly accident at an amusement park in australia is having far reaching effects. good evening. i'm jennifer leigh. >> i'm keith cate. thanks for joining us. four died when a river rapids ride at busch gardens in tampa is closed indefinitely. peter bernard is live for us tonight. this is a big move for the park. >> reporter: it is. the congo river rapids ride is extremely popular, a park spokesperson telling me three never had an incident and it's been around since -- they've never had an incident and it's been around since 1982. after the deadly accident in australia the ride was shut down. roamed off and see limit, these
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congo river rapids ride at busch gardens closed. >> they're just playing it safe. it seems a bit overcautious. >> reporter: eagle 8 flew over after hours. it's a popular cooloff spot on hot days and is often used to train first responders in water issues. the accident happened at dream world in queensland. two men and two women died on the their mom was trapped under. >> reporter: rescue workers came upon a gruesome scene with two riders ejected from their raft and two others caught in a conveyor. busch gardens explained they closed congo river rapids while it worked with other park operators and ridemakers to understand what happened in australia. the statement said all ride are inspected daily. congo river fans tell me they understand why it's closed. >> in lieu of that they should take extra precautions to
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it's safe so when people get on it, they feel comfortable. >> reporter: no word when congo river will flow again. >> it was my first time here, so i was a little disappointed, but overall it was great. >> reporter: on the congo ride in australia riders move at a speed about 30 miles an hour top speed at times, but it appears this accident happened at a conveyor place where it was going much slower. rescue workers commented that the injuries were not survivable. >> peter, you were showing us e there. i'm guessing they'll be able to learn maybe a little bit more about what happened by looking at this video you think? >> reporter: yeah, exactly, keith. they're going over that video right now. it's closed circuit tv is what they call it in australia. they hope to get a finger on exactly how this happened. you saw one of the rafts on its side. they're trying to get a handle on it. >> thank you, peter bernard live in tampa. a bay area little league is getting by with the help of the
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much longer. parents paid a company called jevin for their kids to play in st. petersburg little league. the company is still holding onto $35,000 in registration fees and the president of the league is still getting the run- around. >> the dog diamond, sorry i've been out -- died, sorry i've been out of town, i've been sick. we've heard a lot of excuses why they can't give us the money. >> we reached out and called jevin but have back. a 2-year-old boy is recovering after a scary fall from a second floor window at the royal palm terrace apartments in bradenton. this is video of the child flown to johns hopkins all children's hospital after the fall today. manatee deputies tell us the mother was cleaning her apartment when an older son said something about his brother not going to the window. the mother ran to the window to find that her son had fallen about 15 feet to the ground. shelly cole took this video of
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>> you hear it and just so much goes racing through your mind of what happened. so being a former medic myself and thinking about the scenario i was really just hoping for the best for the family and the baby. >> preliminary indications are that the 2-year-old will be okay. manatee deputies believe this was an accident. on the campaign trail tonight both candidates are here in florida. donald trump is spending his day bouncing around the state. >> he started in miami at the bay of pigs se endorsement of a group of veterans. then he stopped by sanford and tallahassee. stump spent most of his time hammering his opponents over the rising cost of obamacare. >> it is the stupidity of our politicians who rammed this monster down our throats. it's going to get worse and hillary clinton wants to keep it. she wants to spend a fortune on it. she wants to keep it and your numbers are going to get up, up, up.
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tomorrow. at her 1 and only public appearance today in broward county she did not mention the rise of obamacare premiums, but she did take a couple shots at trump. >> i think this all started when george washington refused to become a king, right? donald trump probably would have called him aim loser. [ laughter ] >> instead that was one of the most important decisions any president has ever made. >> in clintons looks to be on top. seven of 10 voters believe she'll win the election next month and this year voters are confident their choices will be accurately counted. eight of 10 believe that the loser should concede this race. meantime donald trump's comments about this rigged system have put a spotlight on our election process. we've been getting some e-mails and phone calls about possible voting problems here in the
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he joins us live from the fred b. karl county center in downtown tampa. paul, people just want to be sure their votes are accurately counted. >> reporter: they do indeed, keith. nearly 2 million floridaians have already voted including about 37,000 at early voting locations like this 1 here in hillsborough county, but contrary to the poll you just mentioned about confidence in the system, there are some who say there are things that just >> either it's in competency or fraud. >> reporter: when denny vargo got an id card and then another with a registration in the mail, he knew something was wrong. >> it has my address and a lady's name i do not know. >> reporter: how could this happen? he believes there's two possibilities. a county worker could have put in a wrong address for this unknown woman or someone illegally filed the paperwork. so why couldn't someone, if i wanted to, give it to them and
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early voting, show them this card and vote? >> reporter: some but not all voters share the skepticism. >> i've never been confident because of the issues we've had in the past because of the chads. >> i believe it's not right. i can believe the stories if i want to, but i'm not going to. >> reporter: the hillsborough county supervisor of elections claims the so-called stories really don't exist. how confident are you that there is not voter fraud? >> i'm extremely confident. it is so nonexistent we don't i've been looking for fraud or suppression since i've been here and haven't found either one. >> reporter: tell that to danny who is still trying to figure out how or why this happened. >> i know something is wrong. this shouldn't happen. >> reporter: the supervisor of elections tells us he will try to get to the bottom of how this all could have happened, keith. >> what does danny plan on doing next? >> reporter: he plans on
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number and sending them back to the state telling them look, this woman does not live there, especially given the fact that he's lived in that same house since 1991. >> thanks, paul. early voting is underway now in many florida counties. we have a list of polling places, hours and complete election guide on our website www.wfla.com. the state is now holding mosaic accountable for that massive sinkhole that en phosphate plant in polk county. under a deal with the florida department of environmental protection, mosaic will be required to fill in that sinkhole. the company will have to recover all the pollution that drained into the aquifer. if the contaminated water moves offsite, mosaic is responsible for cleaning that mess, too. people living nearby are relieved the state is stepping in but still skeptical. >> it's good that they're involved, but they were i'm assuming involved when they
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anyone know for weeks and weeks. that's a concern for me. >> if mosaic does not follow the entire order, the company could face a fine of $10,000 a day. a disturbing trend impacting security checkpoints at our local airports, more and more weapons are showing up at tsa checkpoints at tampa international. they've noticed a 56% increase this year in the number of firearms confiscated. most people claim they just could cost you an $11,000 fine, your tsa precheck and probably your flight. now an update to breaking news we followed for you this morning using eagle 8 hd. we now know the driver that slammed his car into the front of a school bus in manatee county was anthony marco from parrish. according to a report from fhp, he hit the bus while it was stopped and loading children. none of the 50 students on
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the cause of a condo fire in tampa is still under investigation. these are photos from hillsboro fire and rescue showing damage at river oaks condominiums. no one was hurt. all right. here is your dose of cuteness tonight. it might look like a bunch of puppies at the airport. these aren't just any puppies. these are the southeastern good dogs in training at pete/clearwater airport. they are getting socialization to help them glow up to be guide dogs and -- grow up to be guide dogs and the teen-agers taking part are learning a job to. >> my job is to expose the puppies to the environment so the guide dogs are not afraid of anything. it's really fun to bring your dog everywhere with you and i love to tell people about this great organization and what they do. >> once the puppies are done with this level of training
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in palmetto which takes four months to a year of then the dogs are matched with their handlers who have visual impairments. pretty good. >> those dogs are so cute. you go to the airport. they just put a smile on your face. >> 36 of them in one place, that's pretty cool. there are some new rules for catholics, the vatican's new stance on cremation. >> and also a computer meltdown at the church burglar actually got away with despite some very poor planning. >> our high of 80 degrees today is very much like we expect for this time of year. october average is very close to that. we'll see if that trend carries on and look ahead to your
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church. just watch as he tries to make his get-away here on a bicycle trying to hold a big screen tv on the handlebars. >> that looks innocent, right? it's very likely members of this church are praying for this man tonight, at the very least praying that he'll be caught. jen holloway joins us now live from outside the church of the way. this security video gives a whole new perspective on this guy. >> reporter: it does and there's a whole lot of quit this 11 minute crime spree all caught on tape, it's full of frustrations, a lot of clothing mishaps and loot too big for a get-away bike. the surveillance system turned out to be a saint as it captures this brazen burglar in action. with big bolt cutters he used as muscles squeezing the tool around the metal. he tugged, he pulled, he gave it all trying to cut the burglar bars off the church
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loose and he is able to remove the screen. he stops at one point to take a breather. maybe some holy water would have quenched his thirst, but eventually he gets back to work and continues his crime. notice he is wearing a handmade mask, a summer white shirt pulled over his head tied in the back and his face poking through the t-shirt neck home, but this disguise winds up working against him as he tries to shimmy throug the edge of his shirt gets caught up on a-and pulls back his -- on a hinge and pulls back his disguise revealing his identity. it reveals his shirt charles security. then inside the crook is proudly walking off with the big old flat screen. once back outside the thief even with his pants falling down he tries using his two wheeled get-away, but his stash is apparently too big for his
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if you think you can identify this thief, call tampa bay crime stoppers. you could be eligible for a $3,000 reward if your tip does lead to an arrest of this guy. >> my goodness, wow. did he get away with anything? >> reporter: as you saw on camera, he got the tv. we're also told he got two guitars as well not caught on camera, but you can guarantee there was someone looking down on him. tampa, thank you. >> like an episode of benny hill there, musical accompaniment. >> yes. the department of transportation is blaming aging equipment and an unplanned move for its computer problems. the state's executive director of the dmv claims $6.5 million is allocated for the system to be replaced, but that is not expected to happen until june of 2017. catholics now have new rules for cremation straight
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the guidelines discourage the scattering, keeping up or keeping ashes at home for economic and environmental reasons. cremation was not recognized by the church until 1963. time is running out for people in pasco county who need help cleaning up from hurricane hermine. the recovery center in the county is set to close saturday. the doors close at noon saturday, but anyone in who needs assistance after that can still apply directly through fema. now max defender 8, the world's most powerful radar, and your storm team 8 forecast with chief meteorologist steve jerve. >> we did see quite a few cloud today but not much in the way of shower activity. the type of clouds we had were generally high clouds made of ice crystals and perhaps a few fair weather clouds rolling across the east coast.
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part of pasco county, 68 degrees, not much breeze for the flag at the moment. the easterly wind is in place. great shot from sidney mcguire and a gorgeous sky tonight. we had quite a few photos we shared on our facebook page. this is lake alfred tonight. the average high this time of year is 82 degrees. so these temps are pretty close normal, 84 the high today and 66 degrees right at the month of october on average. as for rainfall about 1 1/2 inches of rain, that's a little bit below normal. keep in mind this is the dry season october and especially notice of, one of the dryest months of the year. humidity -- november, one of the dryest months of the year. humidity will return, in the not too bad category, perhaps a little bit better than that, generally dew points pretty time in this time of year. they're a little bit high.
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clouds as well we saw today, 69 degrees currently at macdill, 73 clearwater beach, 69 in new port richey, 64 brandon, 66 in lutz, upper 60s. additional moisture tends to slow the cooldown. with a north easterly breeze at times helps to bring in low level moisture. it's not creating much precipitation. this is mostly high cloud activity streaking across the ar. florida and the good news is hurricane season is in effect until the end of november. the next five days no tropical development expected. each day gets closer to the end of hurricane season. wednesday morning, mostly clear skies, weak front back to the east of us, we'll stay in this easterly flow. that's what we have to do is switch the flow of air from north or northwest, help to draw in some of that cooler
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that. our wind streams indicate the easterly flow will be in place through thursday afternoon, so a mix of sunshine and clouds throughout the day. moderate pollen count with grasses being the higher irritate ants, 66 degrees -- irritants, 66 degrees the low, the clouds helping hold down the temperature today. 10% rain chance nonexistent or extremely low. as we get into the weekend, more of the same kind of weather including for halloween. if you had those outdoor plans, phenomenon the kids around house to house -- follow the kids around house to house or go to a party, shouldn't be a problem. this should be very reasonable in the evening hours including the weekend, too. >> halloween party, was that an invitation? >> yeah.
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tell your friends. coming up next in sports history is made by the indians starting pitcher. >> the lightning score goal after goal after goal tonight in toronto. >> also one of the players lost a couple of teeth. >> remember this year's heart walk is in november. now is the time to in stacie schaible's team. >> if you have a sun pass, you help provide meaningful careers for adults with disabilities. i'll tell you about the major milestone rolling off the line wednesday. >> plus weather and traffic on the 8's on news channel 8 today. 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,
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against charges of helping a ponzi-schemer swindle millions. buesing's firm was even accused of overbilling local schools , running fees up to seventy thousand dollars. now, buesing's running for senate. how far will bob buesing go? that's up to you. amendment 1 protects consumers from scams, promotes safe solar, and is endorsed by florida's firefighters. so, why are out-of-state billionaires attacking it? because amendment 1 stops their subsidies. you don't have to pay for those who do. amendment 1 blocks special subsidies for special interests. it's solar done right.
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oh, by the way, baseball not the only thing going on tonight in cleveland. the cavs raised their nba championship banner on opening night, quite the party inside the q and right next-door literally the world series party finally got underway. the cleveland indians motored through two american league playoff series and the cubs were by far the better team in either club, there's easy sentimental reasons to root for both. game one was all about indians pitcher corey kluber who struck out eight batters in the first three innings. that's never happened before in a postseason game. right now indians 3-0 in the 8th. they'll start an hour early tomorrow night because of threatening weather, so 7:08 start. hockey goaltenders don't
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goalie ben bishop was a two tonight as in his two front teeth. i'll spare you the individual. just get on twitter. a much prettier sight, steven stamkos lighting the lamp in his hometown, 1st period goal no. 4 on the season. he's in a scoring race with teammate alex killorn who dives in and scores his fifth. what is stammer going to do? he'll raise the bar. watch this off the left st year. 3-0 lightning still in the 1st. victor hedman career goal no. 50. the leafs outshot the bolts 43- 24 but a 7-3 win for the lightning tonight. that's 11 goals in two games.
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he was an injury victim and has fought to regain fitness ever since. we wish him the best. tampa bay storm announced hiring of new head coach ron james, veteran coach of arena football in portland last season and was afl coach of the year in 2012. there you go. four teams in the arena league. they'll try to get it going next year. corey kluber tonight untouchable. >> i hate to have been ben bishop. he had a nice set of choppers. >> it makes my teeth hurt. well. i would say he was smiling, but again it was a dental exam. >> it's hard to watch. all those guys are tough, wow. >> we'll be right back about your winning lottery numbers -- with your winning lottery
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i served under president bush and obama. i fought the taliban. i was asked to form a global coalition to counter isil. when someone makes the comment that they know more about the islamic state or isil than do the generals, it implies a complete ignorance of the reality. but i believe secretary clinton really understands the threat that the islamic state poses to the united states and to the american people. to ultimately defeat this threat and to keep us safe. i'm hillary clinton
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in the morning, mr. jerve? >> right in our average. if you're thinking it's warm or cool for this time of year, this is about what our average is, 66 degrees, really actually beautiful weather i think. afternoons might be warm if
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humidity is back a little bit, but otherwise a nice day. >> great, thank you. >> thank you for joining us. jimmy fallon is coming our way next. >> our next newscast is at 4:30 a.m. have a good night.
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[ cheers and applause ] ? >> steve: from studio 6b in rockefeller center in the heart of new york city, it's "the tonight show starring jimmy fallon." tonight, join jimmy and his

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