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it's solar done right. vote yes on amendment 1. 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 dana young for the florida senate. a return to common sense. >> right now on newschannel8 across the state 7:00. >> good evening. we begin with breaking news. fire tears through a warehouse
even killing some animals. tonight, we hear from the owner of that billing. paul mueller joins us live from town and country at the scene and i can still see the smoke behind you paul. >> reporter: yeah, it is still billowing up jen. good evening. the owner as you can imagine is in shock right now. the building you are looking at behind me, 14,000 square feet. a total loss. get a good live look. firefighters demolishing it after getting the flames and inside that building, as you said, two dozen animals. the sad news here, several of them including a monkey, are dead. now, the fire broke out just after 2:00 this afternoon here at renew it supply. this is in the 5800 block of barry road. it is just off the vets. again, 14,000 square feet. paper, pet products, chemicals. at one point, there were several explosions. firefighters forced to run out of the building.
outside. the owner of the building also had animals in connection with a rescue organization. two dogs, 22 cats, six birds, and a monkey. we know a neighbor rescued one of the dogs. several cats escaped. sadly, again, we are told the monkey didn't make it. take a listen to the owner. >> they had access to fresh air and outside but not thinking about a fire. and what the case of a devastating fire. >> one of the problems was what was inside and the sheer size of the building and the fact it was made out of metal. that keeps the heat trapped inside. makes it very difficult for firefighters to put the fire out. >> reporter: there is no word on how long the firefighters will be here tonight. the fire marshal is trying to determine the cause of the fire. no word on the fate of the animals.
have insurance and says he will not rebuild. i'm paul mueller, newschannel8. tonight, many people are mourning a former tampa bay storm and boston college football player. max holloway died in an early morning car crash. chip osowski shows us how the former jefferson high star who returned to the school as a pe teacher and coach is being remembered. >> reporter: max holloway clearly had strong ties here to is why the school district had grief counselors on hand for anyone who needed someone to talk to. jefferson coach danny lee spent a lot of time on the field with max holloway and remembers him as a standout student and player. >> he was all the things that were good about football. um, he was one of the hardest workers. like many dragons who have gone onto good things. you didn't see how hard he
every practice. >> reporter: hillsborough county deputies say holloway was driving his 2008 dodge charger westbound on lutz lake fern road when he failed to negotiate a curve, crashed into a pole, trees and eventually into a house. he died at the scene. holloway's father bryan played ten seasons in the nfl for the raiders and the patriots. after jefferson high max played ball for boston college. and, then, the tampa bay loss. >> i'm devastated. he was a great guy. knew his dad. i knew his little brothers. max was part of our football family. part of my family. >> reporter: the house holloway hit was occupied at the time. no one inside was hurt. the sheriff's office is currently investigating the cause of this accident. in tampa, i'm chip osowski,
five people were killed in a fiery crash including a husband who lost his wife, his youngest daughter and his little boy. as melanie michael tells us, his teenage daughter is among the survivors. >> my biggest thing is i hope they didn't suffer. because, the car did catch on fire. and, there were children in the car. and there's no reason. there is no reason for that to happen. >> marienella and her three lina, were inside the mini van when it burst into flames wednesday night. they were hit head on as they were driving home from church. >> we do question how it happened. you know. why did it happen. >> reporter: according to eyewitnesses, the driver who slammed into the mini van was street racing. investigators tell us 22-year- old pablo cortez was speeding at the time. but there is no evidence to prove he was racing. cortez and his passenger were
involved because they lost someone too. everyone lost someone. but it was something that could have been prevented. >> reporter: melanie michael, newschannel8. >> in lake wales, two suspects are on the loose after robbing and killing a store clerk. check out the footage from the incident at the qp store in lake wales. it shows 48-year-old mohammed alam walking to his car. two people wearing hoodies ambushed him. one person points a pants. then the person shoots him. we spoke to a customer who dropped off flowers at the gas station in the aftermath. >> because he was a nice man. he helped us out. my kids loved him. he even helped this other lady out when her car wasn't working. hopefully, they find who did it because he didn't deserve this. >> in this video, you can see the suspects run off with the victim's pants. if you have any information
stoppers. there is a $3,000 reward being offered. no monkey business here. fish and wildlife officers are searching for a prowling primate spotted in the hudson beach area. take a look. >> that's a freaking monkey, dude! >> yeah, it sure is. cory cotrell captured this video of the reese's macaque running around near the dock. this type of monkey is not native to florida and wildlife officials are not sure how it got approach it, don't feed it. just call fwc right away. >> you see the monkey, don't approach the monkey. call someone to help with the monkey. >> call someone about the monkey. >> yeah. yep. i just like saying monkey. >> i know you do. >> yeah. outside, we had quite a few clouds today, but temperatures with ever not too bad. we got kind of warm. 76 at connorton. up at land o' lakes. with a northeasterly wind.
our high temperature. not a record, but still a warm day above our average. 90 degrees, the record set way back in 1960. 80 degrees this evening and mostly cloudy skies i think at most locations. that is what we were seeing shortly before sunset. breezy winds, staying warm. we have seen a stronger northeasterly wind at times. upper 70s at most locations. the dew point is reasonable. so comfortable, though, yes, with that per sis sent easterly flow, we have definitely returned some humidity as the they are getting lighter. 21 clearwater. 17 miles an hour in lakeland. 20 in tampa. we will talk more about the weekend forecast coming up shortly. still ahead ... >> people unfriending each other on facebook. family feuds, this election season is bringing out the worst. i'm gayle guyardo and i will show you what to do if a fight breaks out at your next family gathering. >> today on better call behnken, i'm trying to help a clearwater man who fell in love
our children, they look up to us. what we value,
how we treat others. and now they're looking to see what kind of leaders we choose. who we'll entrust our country and their future to. will it be the one respected around the world, or the one who frightens our allies and emboldens our enemies? the one with the deep understanding of the challenges d? or a loose cannon? common sense and unity, or drama and division? a woman who's spent her life helping children and families, or a man who's spent his life helping himself? our children are looking to us. what example will we set? what kind of country will we be?
>> your political views may be causing strife this election
season. maybe you have been unfriended on facebook. uninvited from a party even involved in a good old fashioned family feud. newschannel8's gayle guyardo shows us gloves come off. >> reporter: people are breaking up over politics. and, even when the election is finally over, chances are there will still be sour grapes at your holiday family gathering. jobs are traded all the time on the campaign trail. it is nasty. and trickling down to us. with social media wars and friends and families feuding. >> people are worried about their future. and, the type of attacks that we are seeing.
core of people. >> reporter: tampa psychologist wendy rice says we are way past the point of the new adage don't talk politics. so, she warns if debates get heated at your next family gathering, don't take it personally. >> it is about taking a deep breath. it is about sometimes letting the person go off. and, just let them vent. >> reporter: and people have a lot swirling around in their heads. these are images of projected research. it delved into the minds of tampa voters. the center shows people have strong opinions nestled away in the subconscious. >> once people make a decision, they become very entrenched in that decision. and, if you bring any information to the contrary, to threaten their perspective, then, you are going to get a lot of pushback. >> reporter: but, that is a very different scenario for the undecided voters who might be
politics. our friends on facebook are sounding off about the subject. in fact, we are getting several hundred comments on our wfla facebook page. so, if you want to join the conversation, head to
our page. coming up, when a man gets suspicious of his online love connection, he knew he better call behnken. also ahead, if you like mac books, they may be the apple of your eye. the upgraded features on those
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. he'll fight to protect social security and medicare. defend women's health care and planned parenthood. charlie needs your vote, please stand with him. i know he'll always stand with you.
>> on wall street today, the dow dropped 29. the s&p lost six. the nasdaq was down 34. twitter is pulling the plug on its vine app. the vine app tweeted out a statement saying the be discontinued. users can still access and download the vines they have already made and the website will stay online. it was created in 2013 for a video sharing app but it has taken a backseat to periscope. twitter is laying off 9% of its staff. this comes after rumors of a sale appear to have fizzled. disney and others appeared to be interested in bidding for the social network, bullet gnatly backed off.
as an independent company. apple revealed the new 15- inch and 13-inch mac book pros. a new graphics card makes it more than twice as fast as the previous model. the 13-inch model features improved speed, and performance. apple also announced a tv app which lets you access en the up next featurelets you toggle between what you are watching on your mobile device and tv so you can pick up where you left off. it will roll out by the end of the year by the way. what apple is not rolling out right now, air pod headphones. the tech giant reportedly says it needs a little more time releasing its new wireless headphones. the air pods are set to be priced at $159. if you have been cheated, when you need help, she's on
better call behnken. okay, your brain knows something is not right. but, your heart really wants to believe. it is a con so sophisticated a growing number of americans are falling for it. a clearwater man got caught up in this so-called romance scam. that is when he knew he better call behnken. >> right here. the hangouts. >> reporter: it started innocently. a young woman from chicago reached out to don whitehead on an >> she said that she went over there to ghana with a group of women and their primary job was midwife helpers. >> reporter: the woman, marilyn ahani, sent these pictures. then phone calls. >> after about the third or fourth phone call, she said something about you know ... her car wasn't working, her credit card. and, she was in trouble. >> reporter: her story, she
and got trapped. then she cried and wanted cash to help her get home. and oh, she claimed to fall in love with don. >> i said, well you know what? if that is what that is about, we need to close this up now. >> so at first, you thought it was a scam and you tried to shut it down? >> reporter: don grew to believe. >> sometimes people do fall between the cracks. >> reporter: over four months, don ignored doubts sending marilyn more than $3,000. >> in your heart of hearts, do you think you >> wow. no. >> well ... um, shall we call her? >> sure. >> if she is really stuck over there, we want to help her right? >> yeah! >> please enter the number you wish to call. >> hey, hi marilyn. >> hey, hi. >> i'm here with shannon behnken from newschannel8. >> reporter: hm, that voice. chicago?
are stuck in ghana. what happened? >> i have been here for a while. [ unintelligible ] >> your balance is running low. >> reporter: this went on and on. calls shut off until don sent more money. >> listen to me. whatever i'm doing with don, it's real. okay? it's real. believe it or not, and i know i'm going to prove it to him. >> reporter: in between calls, i broke the news. the woman in th really aria giovanni. you see the title here? >> pornographic actress. >> reporter: here she is on the cover of hustler magazine. i found dating profiles all over the internet. vivian, beatrice, sheila. >> i imagine like all the other little scams, people are making money doing this stuff. >> reporter: don saw the light.
>> [bleep] >> reporter: yep, this caught us off guard too. but it's fake. an old aria video. notice there is no sound. so what convinced him? a youtube video of the real ariana. >> unbelievable. wow. i fell for this hook line and sinker. >> reporter: i asked marilyn how much money she said it would take to get her ghana. she asked me for $1,800. so she is still there. shannon behnken, 8 on your side. now, max defender 8. the world's most powerful radar and your storm team 8 forecast with chief meteorologist steve jerve. >> quite a few clouds around the second half of the day. and thick enough at times, it looks like it might see a few showers. things are fairly quiet at the moment. it is not impossible. we could see a few sprinkles. our rain chances are less than
plaza. 76 degrees in sun city center with the southeasterly wind at the moment. pleasant conditions. conditions are comfortable. 62 degrees. 80-degree current temperature. downtown saint petersburg, 77 degrees. dew point a little bit higher. thank a strong easterly wind. it has been breezy in the downtown area thanks to the breeze. this area in the tropics, that's cuba right there. florida up here. hurricane center is keeping an eye on it. put a zero percent chance of relatively warm down south. pretty good trail of clouds across the state for today. also, you can see the surface trough that has drawn a lot of showers across the southern portion of the state. especially the upper keys today. cold front to the north of us this evening. a bit breezy at times and the trail of clouds will break up. get clearer skies and throughout the day, on friday, more of the same. extra clouds, popping up in the afternoon. mostly dry conditions. the best rain chances further south. but probably, not as active in
even for south florida. in the forecast area for tomorrow. now, getting on into saturday afternoon. a mix of sun and clouds, mostly dry conditions overall. 80. a bit breezy. mild temperatures for us. mild because the temperatures are warmer than they are typically this time of the year. and you add in a bit more moisture so it feels a little warmer. 86 degrees as we get into saturday. same for sunday. 86 for a high. the rain chances are less than 10%. as i mentioned that is possible you could see a precipitation. halloween looks good. monday, 85 degrees into next weeki wachee. more of the same. looks pretty good. still running the air conditioner. >> oh, i agree, this is great. i mean, it is not july or august. >> it is feeling pretty good.
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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. 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?
>> hey, what do you do if you are being chased by police and you are really hungry? quick answer, well, if you are this driver in phoenix you pull into an in and out burger drive through and place an order. >> they are pretty good. >> the hungry but not smart driver was able to get in and out of the parking lot without get arrested but he was caught later. i have said it before. i will say it again. if you are going to be i'm just saying. >> you think he is both of those? >> he might be. i don't know how dumb he has been in the past. >> i will give him credit though. in and out makes an excellent burger at the same . they are only in the west coast. they are awesome. they are really good. generally, you pull over when the officer asks you to do that. >> you are like a public service announcement. >> pretty good burger though. >> thanks for joining us. >> they make the fries fresh.
>> you are still giving aren't you? billionaire fianc?. what happened on the yacht in greece? >> now on "extra"! ? ? >> billion-dollar split. why the wedding is off for mariah and james packer. the new report, something bad we d million engagement ring? >> i love the ring, yes. megyn kelly fighting for a $5 million raise? top-secret details leak out. >> what megyn told me about her future at fox news. >> one complaint i have about my current job is -- the family trump. comes out swinging. >> you're still bringing that up? >> the question that set him off. what melania really thinks of
grandma. >> it's a side you've never seen of the presidential hopeful. favorite tv show. >> for good reason. >> and what's in the box? >> you have made my year. >> then britney spears on her meeting with mrs. clinton. >> she's very present. >> i'm in vegas with my girl britney. talking about her life with her two boys. >> is she dating? plus "grey's anatomy's" ellen pompeo, recruiting mario? >> you just have to be >> now on "extra" from universal studios in hollywood, the entertainment capital of l.a. hey, everyone, welcome to extra from the vortex here at the linq in las vegas. coming up, shannon doherty getting emotional with chelsea handler. why shannon's health crisis hit close to home for chelsea. coming up, beyonce versus kim? the new headline in today's york "post." but first the big split everyone's talking about. mariah carey and james packer
break-up was triggered by an incident in greece. jerry has every new detail. >> the headlines, the $4 billion break-up. and now, a case of he said/she said? the breaking couples news sources close to mariah telling tmz james did quote something really bad involving their assistant onner that greek getaway and others insisting there was some kind of rendezvous between mariah and one of her dancers on her show. her docu-series was set to feature their i do's, for now she's keeping the $10 million ring. >> i love the ring. >> clues to the split coming for months, the couple last seen in august. she posted this loved-up pic last month. mariah with her ex and kids last month. she told us about this and the