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a worried parent calls 8 on your side. we will show you what we found. good evening, i'm keith cate. >> i'm jennifer leigh. thank you for joining us. first, breaking news. two people are dead in a house fire in sarasota county. reporter paul lamison is live over the scene. paul, tell us what you see. >> reporter: good afternoon jen. this was a three alarm fire which is a serious fire for a residential area. here, take a look at this. this is the front of the house where flames ripped through the roof. but, that is not the worst. back here has been reduced to rubble. this was a screened porch that has basically melted and come apart. and the roof as well over here. the fire went through. like i said, it was a third alarm fire, so, plenty of firefighters were here, they did have two people that were dead inside the home. one was transported to sarasota memorial hospital. and, the state fire marshal is now on the scene.
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they are cleaning up the hot spots trying to investigate what actually happened in this deadly fire. i'll throw it back to you jen. >> paul lamison, live in eagle 8 hd, thank you. the campaign trail brings hillary clinton to tampa today. it is her 69th birthday. but she is not takeing the day off to celebrate. in fact, there are some new polls out there showing she needs to rally some more supporters in florida. 8 on your side reporter candace mccowan joins us live hixon park. a lot of people came out to see her, but there are those mixed results from the polls. >> reporter: yeah, the mixed results from the polls are something that really influenced clinton today to really get the voters out. one poll shows trump ahead of clinton. another poll showing that clinton is ahead by only three points. that really motivated her today to talk to this crowd about getting out to vote. >> you know, with 13 days left in this election, we cannot
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no complacency here. >> reporter: the message was not just to vote, but clinton trying to motivate the crowd to vote earl early. one of her key messages after attacking her opponent donald trump who took the day off to open his new luxury hotel in washington dc. >> and he once again relied on undocumented workers. the same people he has been insulting and demonizing throughout this campai weeks to go, clinton focused on younger voters hammering home her message of tuition free college. >> spread the word to other students. talk about thing that's are going on. what policy she wants to implement versus policies that trump has not come with up. >> reporter: and the battle is
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clinton knowing it is vital to win here in florida to get to the white house. clinton's running mate tim kaine will also be in the area. >> she is rallying voters on the down ballot races. she yelled out names there too. >> reporter: she talked answer the senate race with patrick murphy and marco rubio. asking the voters to patrick murphy. he really needs it. he is 10 points behind senator rubio. keith? >> florida, florida, florida. it is all about florida. candace mccowan live at curtis hixson park. thank you. donald trump is taking his campaign to the nation's capitol not to reach voters but to show off his latest hotel. the billionaire is hoping to
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election day looming. mark meridith joins us live from dc. >> reporter: jen, a little unusual, but for trump, this is what we have almost come to expect when he has these different campaign stops. his hotel had a soft opening a few months ago, but today was the official ribbon cutting ceremony. he was also hoping to send a message to undecided voters not just in florida, but around the country. it is not the white house, but it is close. close by at least. today, donald trump using the campaign spotlight hotel. >> return a property that had been neglected for decades losing huge sums of money. >> reporter: selling the hotel is a symbol of success. he spent wednesday morning away from the traditional rallies in battleground states but stuck with his most popular talking points. >> right now, just about
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it is always over budget. behind schedule. >> reporter: while trump tried to send a message about how efficiency and elegance can translate into government, protesters outside had a message of their own. >> demonstrators want to come and stand against his racism and sexism, his bigotry. >> reporter: on the trail, trump continues to use his plane, golf courses, and ventures as a billboard to voter. the mystery now, will it pay off trump's hotel sits along pennsylvania avenue. if you follow politics you know this is the same route used in january for the inauguration parade. but, the question everybody is trying to figure out, will trump be watching the parade from the hotel or leading it? we will have to wait 13 more days to find out. >> since we are less than two weeks away, we are starting to get details on election night. we know where at least one of the candidates will be that
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hillary clinton's campaign putting out news that she will be in central manhattan at a place known as the jabbat center. she will hold an election night rally and speech. it has a glass dome on top. whether that has anything to do with her speech that night. we are waiting for the trump campaign to find out where they are going to be. it could be new york or florida. but so far, nothing definitive. >> more to come, mark meridith. thank you mark. new tonight, video of the man taking a sledge hammer to of fame star. he told deadline hollywood he was trying to extract the star and auction it to raise funds for women. trump has denied the sexual misconduct allegations. before you head to the polls, check our 2016 election guide. it has early voting locations an hours. you can go to wfla.com. click on the news tab. and then, hit politics. well, right now, we are waiting for a verdict in the
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kevin gates. he is facing battery charges for kicking a female fan at a concert in a lakeland nightclub. someone recorded the incident on their smartphone. melissa marino is live covering the closing arguments in bartow. >> reporter: this is video shown to a jury of six women. it shows rapper kevin gates kicking a girl at a concert in lakeland. >> he decides to rear back and kick ms. dixon in the chest. >> admitted she grabbed the rapper's pants twice. >> show us with your hands how it was you reached out to touch his shorts. what were you trying to do? >> get his attention. >> reporter: prosecutors say the kick was criminal battery. the rapper hired well known defense attorney jose baez for his defense. baez wasted no time trying to show that dixon is not credible. he claims she lied on the stand
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because she said in the police report she was worried she might get if trouble for it. >> you finished lying to the ladies of the jury. >> reporter: he showed she had a reason to lie about the kick and the injuries. >> you are aware that if you are not injured, there is no money. >> yes. >> reporter: on the stand, gates admitted to kick her but said he was defending himself. >> is the danger of ever being pulled off the stage a concern of yours? >> i believe that is one of artist on stage performing. >> that was melissa marino reporting. gates was originally offered a plea deal but he said no to that. the jury will get instructions and begin deliberations momentarily. details on a deadly accident in australia. the ride passed its annual
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the thunder rapids raft toppled over. dream world is closed indefinitely. a ride in busch gardens made by the same company is back open tonight. they made the decision to close congo river rapids after the deadly accident. it was checked out and reopened this morning. the park issued a statement saying guest safety is priority number one. coming up tonight at 6:00, we talk to park goers who are still zooming through school zones. >> 8 on your side takes aim at speeders putting children's lives at risker. the excuse one driver had for going too fast. >> ben bishop is missing something after last night's game. >> well, our temperatures are very consistent here around the bay area. also, the humidity has come back a little bit result of more of an easterly flow.
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weekend coming up. >> after usf did a study on police body cameras, tampa police department wants all of their officers to have them. coming up, i will tell you why that won't be easy for this department. >> we'll have that and more coming up. you're watching newschannel8,
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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, 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. and i believe she understands how to wield american power to ultimately defeat this threat and to keep us safe. i'm hillary clinton
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>> speeders, for months, a parent. we are live outside avery elementary. mom, this has been dealing with a pretty big problem and a lot
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you know what? we came down the street just a bit. this is where the school zone starts and when school is dropping off and picking up in the afternoon, it flashes and tells you it is 15 miles an hour. then it tells you how much your speed is. we were here this morning and i can tell you, i saw people doing twice that. and sometimes, even more. the school zone sign tells you just how fast you are going. but for a lot of people traveling down lois avenue in the morning, it is not enough an hour. >> daily. every school day. >> reporter: that is why pam moore mccoy called 8 on your side. she witnessed the speeding firsthand. >> it is 30, it is 35, it's 40. they are speeding in a regular zone when this is a school zone. >> reporter: so we grabbed the speed buster gun and hit the street. sure enough, there were people blowing past the school over the limit. some twice as fast. parents who walk their kids to school told me it is just ridiculous how fast people are
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and scary. you know they are supposed to obey the rules but people come through sometimes. >> i am looking to see if they are looking at their phone or have their phone to their ear. >> reporter: even with the tampa police officer there, people kept on speeding. one guy going so fast that officer had to run into the street to pull him over. we asked him why he was flying through a school zone. >> did you realize you were going pretty fast through a school zone. >> i didn't even know that was a school zone until right when i got up to the corner here. >> didn't see the flashing sign? >> down there? i turned down from here. >> reporter: whatever the excuse, parents like pam are going to keep an eye out for speeders. >> i almost saw a crossing guard get hit. that is just not right. just not right. >> reporter: so, i talked to tpd about this problem. they tell me short of sitting
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out tickets, they don't have is a lot they can do. they can put up temporary measures to slow the traffic down out here in the morning and the afternoon and anything beyond that, it would have to be the department of transportation to put in a speed hump or something. >> can we go back to the guy for a second? did he get a ticket? >> reporter: you know what? he did not get a ticket. because, the officer that was here was not actually running radar. he did get a ticket though, this was not for his drivers license. i want to point out something else. just in general, these people are flying up and down here, 35 miles an hour. they are flying up and down the street right now. it is probably a problem more than just during school to be honest with you. >> interesting. i'm sure we will hear more complaints. rod carter, thank you. the tampa bay lightning won big over toronto last night. 7-3. but goalie ben bishop
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his front teeth! toronto's peter holling gets off a wrist shot. he loses some teeth while stopping the goal. but get this, he stays in the game. afterwards he tells reporters, it really wasn't too bad. it was ... super painful. but he is super man so he stayed in. now, max defender 8. the world east most powerful radar and your forecast with chief >> talking about that return of moisture meaning a bit more humidity in the atmosphere. that does not translate to much in the way of shower activity. you can see on the live sweep. not too much going on around the region. relatively dry and it will stay that way. we will talk about the weather in terms of dry and moist. but mostly at this point, we are referring to the atmospheric moisture that is not actually translating into showers. here at plantation crystal river. 82 degrees with an east wind at 9 miles an hour.
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as i mentioned other spots around the region, a bit warmer. 82 degrees at the lake club with the southeast wind at 9 miles an hour. plenty of clear skies but you see our palm tree here in the southern part of manatee county in lakewood ranch. wow, look at the flag here at hyundai of new port richey. pasco county, 82 degrees with a northeast wind that is fairly strong. and, at freedom plaza, a few clouds in this location. sun city center. 82 degrees with east winds at 9 miles rackleman. this is a beautiful sup rise. came in on facebook. gorgeous colors to the sky. sunrise and sunset. great atmospheric conditions apparently. temperatures fairly flat here the next several days but above normal. 85 degrees our forecast high. our average high this time of year, 82-degree. with the setup the way it is, a consistent easterly flow. no cold fronts. we will stay in the same
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afternoon. afternoons are warm. but, evenings and mornings are certainly comfortable. 83 largo. 83 clearwater beach. lutz, brandon, 84 lakeland. sarasota is 86 degrees. up in brooksville, 84 degrees. make placid, a pleasant 78 degrees and the dew points have come back a little bit in the 60s and the upper 50s . it is just a bit of a warmer feeling in streaming our way from the southwest. you can see that on the water vapor imagery. generally, it is just not much in the way of producing any precipitation. high clouds made for sort of a cloudy day across the southern portion of the state and the eastward moving showers did drop a few drops on the windshield for the folks in south florida. on the wrap model, the clear easterly flow continues to push across the state. just indicating that overall east to west flow, that is very much in place around an area of
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now, into thursday, and, beyond this evening, thursday morning, warm temperatures in the upper 60s throughout this period. same flow pattern for us from the east. maybe a few showers further down to the south. but most of the rain activity remains well to our south. so we are not expecting much in the way of precipitation. thursday, rain chances are less than 10%. so we are just drawing 0% on the massachusetts our high temperatures will be in the mid 80s as we talked about all the way into and through the weekend. so each one of these day is a similar but generally a mix of sun and clouds. starting out with sunshine for most in the early section of the day. but very consistent forecast, guys. a little bit warm for october, but still very much october in florida. >> golly, you are not kidding. 85. 0 chance of rain. >> does that mean you can take the next eight days off and we just handle it for you? >> yeah, we will just go wash our car. >> it will rain just like that. [ laughter ]
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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. amendment 1 ensures that if you don't choose solar, 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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>> right now, on newschannel8 at 5:30. >> to record or not to record? how a police cam body cam study could change law enforcement in thanks for being with us. police who wear body cameras are likely to use less force than those officers who don't. tampa police department participated in this study. now, they are using the results to reevaluate the department. jana jones joins us now live from the police department. after the study, are any changes ahead? >> reporter: josh, officers here liked having those body cameras.

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