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>> right now, on newschannel8 at 7:00. >> good evening, we have break newings to begin with. fire consumes a house in sarasota and a family is devastated. two people are dead.
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paul mueller joins us live from the scene. do they know yet, how did this fire start? >> reporter: that is a big question. investigators are trying to figure out right now. check it out. this is an act i scene now. sarasota county firefighters are here as well as the fire marshal. now, they are boarding up the house, they are trying to figure out what sparked those deadly flames. the call came in here on suga afternoon. dozensover firefighters rushing to the scene. the house up in flames. the fire getting bigger by the minute. when they got here, firefighters had in idea. three people were inside, then the shocking discovery. two people dead. the three were mother, father, and son. the son they say was the one taken to the hospital. the fire chief calling the rescue difficult. saying they had a hard time getting him out of the house.
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get him out because of his size. many on this quiet street say the three were quiet, kept to themselves and didn't come outside very often. now, they are just left in a state of disbelief. how could this happen? >> i pray for them. i feel sorry. it is a sad situation. >> i don't know what to think. that i'm just ... my heart hurts for whoever just went through that situation. >> reporter: now, many were working in the area this morning. one power line was down. a transformer had blown. the next door neighbor said his surge protecter blew up in his house. at this point, they are looking into any possibility. anything, that may have caused his fire. live in sarasota, i'm paul mueller, newschannel8. >> the presidential candidates are on the campaign trail tonight as you would expect. more than 4,000 people packed
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today in a fight to win florida. candace mccowan explains the latest polls show the fight is far from over. >> reporter: the crowd at curtis hixon treated to more than politicians. angela basset fired up the crowd. clinton turned to donald trump to strike a nerve with this crowd. >> every time he says one of those outrageous things that he does have ... wrong. he does have a way of saying. i just keep remb goes low, we go high. >> reporter: right now, every move matters here in florida. florida atlantic university poll shows she is now only three points ahead of donald trump. but, a bloomburg poll shows trump now in the lead. trump beating clinton two points. supporters vowing to do their part. >> i have two other voters at home. i will just make sure they vote. >> reporter: hillary clinton's running mate tim kaine is hosting a rally later this week
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newschannel8. >> donald trump left florida yesterday after campaigning for days in the sunshine state. today, the trump family was in washington dc to open their newest hotel. trump says this new renovation shows what he can do for the country if he is elected president. he wants to create a national plan of revitalization for america's cities and schools. >> it is a metaphor for what we can accomplish for this country. a project like demonstrates what is possible for a totally common purpose. >> trump claims this hotel project was ahead of schedule and underbudget. election day of course is november 8. if you have questions on polling locations or times, even early voting, our web team has a list of things you need to know on wfla.com. a popular busch gardens attraction is back open. park officials made the decision to close congo river rapids tuesday after four
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in australia. chip osowski spoke with some visitors who have still a little reluctant to ride. >> reporter: eagle 8 hd flew over busch guardings when congo river rapids was back open. the ride remained closed for only one day. the park issuing a statement saying "out of an abundance of caution, busch gardens tampa bay closed congo river rapids to make a thorough review of our operating and redundant safety procedures in place as safety, that review has been completed and the ride will reopen today. donna gear and arlene greer are visiting from cincinnati. they planned a visit to the park, but they don't plan ha trip down the congo river. >> it is a very big concern. it is actually scary. they really need to check them out. you never know if they are working properly.
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manufacturerred by the same company that manufacturerred that ride in australia. in tampa, i'm chip osowski, newschannel8. a study done by researchers at usf show police who wear body cameras are likely to use less force than those officers who don't. tampa's police department participated in the study. right now, only 60 officers have the body cameras and the department applied for a grant because it is going to cost around$8 the footage. the oakland raiders are in the wrong bay area this week. they are calling tampa bay their home this week as they prepare to face the bucs on sunday. the team is staying in sarasota and practicing at the academy in bradenton. they just played jacksonville this week. so instead of flying back to california, they decided to stay put. >> i love it, man. the weather is nice. it is no state tax here.
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business really. it happens to be a beautiful setting but, you know, the work is the same. >> the raiders will head up the road to raymond james stadium to take on the bucs at 1:00 in the afternoon. ben bishop needs to get to the dentist. he took a shape shot no the mask and it knocked out his two front teeth. get this, he hung in there and the bucs fortunately have a day off before they play in montreal tropical storm so he can get his work done on his grill. >> i think he said those were temporary teeth. >> so they were permanent fake teeth? >> probably already knocked out from another hockey related incident. >> that doesn't make me feel much better. doesn't it make your front teeth hurt? >> i have a fake one. took an elbow playing
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8 at 7:00. >> it happens to a lot of us. >> i learn something new every day. >> it is not fun. i will tell you this story later. at the lake club in lakewood ranch, east wind, overcast at this location. i think we will see a few more clouds tomorrow, but we are also getting toward sunset. clear to partly cloudy and other portions of the bay area. not a bad view from that location. we were looking at this thinking this weather in the weather office. this weather feels a lot like hawaii weather. temperatures in the mid and upper 80 forecasting 87 in honolulu. like honolulu hawaii, the tampa bay area was seeing dew points in the 60s . never traveled to hawaii, just stick your nose out there. it is pretty much like today. 81 degrees. tampa international airport. dew point 58. east to northeasterly wind and currently in saint petersburg, 77 degrees. our dew point, 76. a little higher humidity in the downtown area because of the breeze coming across the bay from the east.
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look at the rain chances and your weekend coming up. still ahead ... >> 8 on your side got a call from a parent of people speeding through the school zone. so we brought out the speed buster gun. ly show you coming up. >> they are at it again. repaving streets on davis islands that you paid for. the only question is, will there be puddles that breed mosquitoes and tadpoles this
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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 's solar done right.
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>> for months, a mother has been complaining about people flying through the school zone. so she called 8 on your side cease rod carter. >> reporter: the school zone sign tells you how fast you are going. but for a lot of people traveling down lois avenue in the morning, it is not enough
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>> daily. every school day. >> reporter: that is why pam moore mccoy called 8 on your side. she witnessed this firsthand. >> it is 30, it is 35. it is 40. so they are speeding in a regular zone when this is a school zone. >> reporter: 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. even with a tampa police officer there, people kept on speeding. >> reporter: did you realize you were going pretty fast th a school zone until right when i got up to this corner over here. >> reporter: whatever the excuse, parents like pam are going to keep an eye out for speeders. >> when i almost saw a crossing guard get hit, that is just not right. that's not right. >> reporter: rod carter, newschannel8. >> well, a creative halloween costume is going viralment coming up, we will show you what this guy used to make his samsung note 7s smoke.
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november. but now is the time to join stacie schaible's team. fuccillo kia is again matching the first $50,000 we raise. so, you can go to wfla.com v . heartwalk for details. when powerful people need someone to do their dirty work, they hire bob buesing. close assisted-living retirement homes, threatening local seniors with homelessness. then, buesing defended wells fargo 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. i served under president bush and obama. i fought the taliban.
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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. 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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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.
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>> on wall street, the dow jones gained 30 points. the nasdaq lost 33. takata's exploding air bags are causing toyota to recall more cars. they are recalling 5.8 million vehicles around the globe. recall includes the corolla and the sub compact hatch back model. they are linked to at least 11 deaths here in the u.s. new studies show the number of kids with peanut allergies has tripped the last few ye who suffer from severe peanut allergies should wear something called a peanut patch. the patch sends tiny amounts of peanut protein through the skin to train the immune system to tolerate peanuts. the treatment was most successful in children younger than 12 years old. google is putting their ultra fast internet project on hold in a number of u.s. cities including tampa. the ceo of google announced he
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will be paused. there word on if they will abandon the project altogether. google is much faster than the average internet speed, but installing it is very expensive. amazon's fire tablet has a new voice today. the alexa assistant. amazon claims alexa is different from apple siri and google's assistant because it was designed for tablets first rather than phones. alexa focuses on task consumers do at home. well, target seems to have everything most customers need and it is offering free shipping for the holidays. this offer is for all digital orders and goes from now until january 1. stores are adding 1800 new or exclusive toys. that is 15% more items than last year. okay, so, what is fast when it comes to shipping? for some americans, three-day shipping is no longer considered fast.
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day shipping is fast enough. the new fast is two days. some people get pretty creative with their hallow weep costumes including one guy who made fun of samsung's galaxy note 7 recall. the tech giant pulled millions of phones from stores after explosion concerns. so, this guy put note 7 boxes on his body alopping with his vaporizer. to give the illusion that the phones were smoking. too soon? i don't know. the video going viral. his fiance firefighter. taxpayer dollars wasted? not on his watch. 8 on your side's mark douglas is making sure your hard earned money isn't going down the drain. because you paid for it. >> contractors are repaving the streets of davis islands again. as mark douglas tells us, in our you paid for it report tonight, some taxpayers are hoping for a better result than the last job. >> reporter: paving crews you
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million job to resurface streets on davis islands. it is the final phase of a three-step project that began two years ago. this time, transportation director jean duncan promises better results. >> we have a protocol in place. >> reporter: that's good. because the last $2 million paving job on davis islands didn't work out so well. it left long term street puddles that breed mosquitoes and tadpoles and worries about zika. >> do you think you got your money's worth here? >> sadly, no. >> the sad poles sure did. >> they have a new habitat. >> reporter: those puddles remain today. though there has not been a drop of rain for weeks. >> the same two puddles we saw on october 3 are still there. what's up with that? >> yeah. the good news is one of those puddles we were able to take care of that with a resurfacing project that is currently underway. >> reporter: she insists it will take some engineering to
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homeowner steven rosenstock insists the tadpoles in front of his house have really gotten out of hand. >> and what happens is sometimes, when they become mature frogs, you open a toilet seat and there is a frog clinging onto it. >> you have seen frogs in your toil toilet? >> yes i have. >> it is highly unlikely they would be directly feeding the frogs into his plumbing sometimes they come in from rooftops or events from homes. >> reporter: whatever the case, rosenstock is an unhappy tampa taxpayer. >> do you think you got what you paid for? >> i don't think they used it correctly. >> reporter: the city of tampa swears this will not generate the puddles that breed mosquitoes and tadpoles but they still have not fixed the puddled election officials from the last paving job.
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newschannel8. now storm team 8 forecast with meteorologist steve jerve. >> we brought back moisture the last couple of days. that doesn't -- we would see it. again, the rain is going to hold off here in the eight day forecast. you will see things realtively dry. losing the light here in venice, these days are getting shorter. got a little bank of clouds here. more clouds expected tomorrow. especially southern areas. so places like venice could see a few more. debra hughes got a great shot just minutes ago. just captured this at sunset. you can see a few clouds there. just like the last couple of mornings and also, sunsets, we are seeing a beautiful color in the sky. temperatures mid 80s all the way through this period. normal high, 82 degrees. so with the easterly flow, we will pick up a bit more moisture. it will feel a little warmer each day.
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shows mostly cloudy skies. sprinkles across south florida. tomorrow, we will likely see a few more clouds lift from south to north. but, this evening kind of breezy at times. lighter winds as we head toward midnight. then picking up a few clouds as they move across the sky. a surge of moisture to the south. you will see the clouds picking up in the afternoon. northern areas, probably a better chance of more sunshine. as the day progresses into the evening hours, a few more clouds pass cloudy skiesful more sunshine. we had 86 for a high. rain chances are low the next several days. thursday, friday, saturday. halloween, too, coming up monday. temperatures about that same level there. mid 80s . and, the overnight low temperatures in the upper 60s . it reflect it is higher months of moisture in the atmosphere. and that just means we are not going to expect much in the way of shower activity. we are in the dry season. so it is not that surprising.
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it is not impossible we could see a drop or two of precipitation in some areas especially southern spots but fairly low chances. >> so zero is sort of zero? >> sort of zero. but less than 10%. we could put zero to 10%. but that might confuse people. >> that is weird. we will be right back.
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hillary clinton: this is not an ordinary time, and this is not an ordinary election. i want to send a message to every boy and girl and indeed to the entire world. that america already is great, but we are great because we are good. we are going to lift each other up. i want us to heal our country and bring it together. we have to start getting the economy to work for everyone... not just those at the top. making it affordable, because that's, i think, the best way for us to get the future that our children and our grandchildren deserve. my vision of america is an america where everyone has a place. this is the america that i know and love. if we set those goals and we go together, there's nothing that america can't do.
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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. dana young is working to continue that success, by attracting high waged jobs for families who need them and fighting a bureaucracy that too often gets in the way. dana young for the florida senate.
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>> we just learned a jury found kevin gates guilty of battery. we will have more for you coming up in our 8:00 news on great 38. and of course, tonight on newschannel8 at 11:00. now, for something a little lighter, a small town in pennsylvania could break a
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it is almost complete. the owner expects to have it completed by halloween. good timing. he will then submit the creation to the guinness book of world records. i wish there was a drum roll. because this story is one steve jerve will love. despite a neighbor's complaint. who would complain about a goat? a new york man gets to keep his service goat. cocoa rose is the name cutler's goat. she provides emotional support to him. the board ruled listen, greg can keep cocoa rose. and why shouldn't he? >> they provide a lot of comfort. >> i mean, absolutely. an emotional support goat. >> could you bring him on the plane? that would be the question. travel on the plane? >> do they have to have a little carrier? >> i don't think so.
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yeah. tv smackdown. megyn kelly versus newt gingrich. >> you can take your anger issues and spend time work ong them. >> dredging up old phone marriage scandals. now on "extra." >> extra extra. ? extra extra ? >> the poster boy of the gop news. >> you are fascinate with sex. >> congratulations, newt. >> as megyn kelly stands up to newt gingrich. > we have to cover that story, sir. >> newt's own history back in the headlines, the ugly accusations he was unfaithful to his two exwives. then -- >> trump was nothing but a judgeman. >> teresa giudice defending the donald in our new interview. kim kardashian, no makeup, returning to public life
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new clues she's not done with reality tv. inferno star tom hanks and his wife rita wilson firing back at the tabloid stories about their marriage. >> our marriage is really sacred to us. >> plus breaking couples news. lady gaga's ex taylor kinney dating again? and james brolin on his hit new sitcom and life with stri sand. >> are you wearing kanye west's yeezies? >> these are >> on "extra" from universal studios hollywood, the entertainment capital of l.a. >> welcome to "extra." i'm mario lopez. more bad news for brad pitt. why agents are reportedly interviewing brad and angie's nanny. >> our new interview with derek jeter. how he answered our question about starting a family. >> but first megyn kelly is creating her own headlines
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gingrich last night went viral. and his own past is making the news. >> you are fascinated with sex and you don't care about public policy. that's what i get out of watching you tonight. >> versus the journal is. >> you know what, mr. speaker, i'm not fascinated by sex, but i am fascinated by the protection of women. >> the showdown cementing megy kelly's superstar status after telling mario even she was st stumped by season. >> how did we end up here? >> a great question. >> the exchange going viral over this infamous tape. >> if trump is a sexual predator. >> he's not a sexual predator. you could not defend that statement. i'm sick and tired of people -- >> meghan confronting one of the donald's most outspoken supporters. >> what i said is if trump is a sexual predator, then it's a big story. listen, it's not about me.

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