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>> bye. ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? good morning i'm gene ramirez. >> and i'm stacie schaible. two polk county high school students killed this morning in a crash on u.s. >> eagle 8 hd is live over the scene. you can see that pickup truck pretty banged up. another two cars there on the roadway. and emergency responders there working that scene. this is on highway 27. it's shut down. it has been for several hours now. this did happen earlier this morning. the sheriff's office tells us the teens killed in the crash are 18-year-old jorge and his 15-year-old sister, melanie.
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they were in their jeep headed north on u.s. 27. the sheriff's office says they drifted into the southbound lane and were hit by a chevy silverado. the three men in the truck are expected to survive. again, as you look at these live pictures from eagle 8 hd over the scene at u.s. 27. you can see how banged up that suv is as well as the truck. the school has a grief counselor on site this morning to talk to students and staff in need of someone to talk to about a terrible day for friends and loved ones of these young victims. u.s. 27 is closed but expected to reopen soon. we're going to head to lee span for a check on the weather. >> max defender 8 confirming what we all ready knew. it's been dry all morning long. it's been dry all week long. and that's not expected to change. look how beautiful it is now for the famous tate in brandon at the appliance and bedding
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we're beginning to break those up. we'll see passing thin clouds through the rest of the day, that's allowing us to warm up. 79 in tampa. 77 in lake land and bartow. 77 in inverness. the other thing you notice when you walk outside, the breeze, you felt it all day yesterday coming from the east to 90s at 10 to 15 miles per hour sustained winds. wind gusts closing in on 20 miles per hour. mid to upper 80s. the warm weather through comfortable for the trick or treaters monday evening. then we're all ready into november. and that's going to continue our warm weather streak. i'll let you know for how long, coming up gene and stacie. developing this morning, dozens of animals are dead after a fire tore through a hillsborough county warehouse. >> investigators are trying to find out if it was illegal for the owners to keep the animals in that building. thick smoke poured from the bumming as you can see in this
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it took 60 firefighters to get the fire inside that 14,000 square foot metal structure under control. they found dozen of animals dead inside, birds, cats, dogs, and a monkey named ringo. the owner tells us he ran an animal rescue. >> i did have some animals here to give them personal care. >> they had access to fresh air and outside. we saw them everyday. and >> again, no word from authorities if it's okay to store that many animals inside of a warehouse, we'll keep you posted on the status of the investigation. new information this morning for those in need of help to clean up the mess left by hurricane hermine. fema granted an extension for national flood insurance program policyholders to file their claims. typically those with flood insurance through nfip have 60 days to file a proof of loss
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loss. this 30 day extension makes it a total of 90 days to file. the florida office of insurance regulation paid out 6,776 claims out of more than 18,000 submissions. right now a warning as parents send their children to the bus stop. pasco county deputies say a man tried to lure an 11-year-old boy as he walked to the bus. it happened in wesley chapel thursday morning. now the boy ran to hi opposite direction. the man is described as being 20 to 30 years old with olive skin, dark hair, hazel eyes and wearing a brown furry winner coat. and we know the names of the victims of a fatal house fire in sarasota. officials say the victims are 68-year-old benjamin, and his 68-year-old wife cynthia. their son ian was rescued. officials tell us the family was morbidly obese and the
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rescuers to get in and render aid. the cause of the fire remains under investigation. on the campaign trail this morning, trouble for both presidential candidates in the final days of this very long campaign. but we are starting this morning with a scare for donald trump's running mate, governor mike pence, he is okay, but his plane had a rough landing. tracy pots is live in washington with the latest. >> reporter: oh >> reporter: republican vice presidential nominee mike pence is fine this morning after a scare. his plane skidded off the run way landing at laguardia airport. >> the mud splashed up on the windows. that was our first confirmation that we were off the run way. >> he rallies in pennsylvania today. while donald trump hammers the clintons in new hampshire, maine, and iowa.
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>> now emails tie the clinton foundation to former president bill clinton's for-profit activities. there's no indication hillary clinton was involved. in iowa, she rallies to get out the vote. >> everything we care about is at stake in this election. so you've got to vote. >> they are trying to get you to stay home. they are trying to convince you that your vote doesn't matter. >> first lady michell campaign is trying to discourage young people and african americans from voting. >> that's offensive to me that kind of language. that's not our operation. donald trump and i want every american who has the opportunity to vote to vote in this election. >> long lines are all ready forming in early voting states. tracy pots. nbc news, washington. listen to this, there is a report that clinton is considering vice president joe
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neither the vice president nor clinton commented publicly on that report. president obama is going to be in orlando tonight. he will speak at a hillary for america rally at the university of central florida in orlando. according to the white house, president obama will make more appearances for the democratic candidate in these final 11 days of the campaign. the clinton campaign says the president will lay out the highest stakes of the election for florida families. early voting coue unofficial turn out in hillsborough county is close to 120,000 votes by mail. and almost 70,000 early votes in pinellas countyings more than 157,000 vote by mail ballots received. and 17,000 early votes have been cast. pasco, hearty, and highland counties have early voting starting tomorrow. poles open at 7:00 a.m. for the latest on this presidential election, visit our 2016 election guide.
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early voting locations and the hours of operation. head to wfla.com. click on if news tab. then click politics. ride sharing services, uber and lyft have been a contentious issue. the public transportation commission is under investigation right now for possibly showing favoritism to cab companies. but in pinellas county, it's a very harmonious relationship. uber lyft and united taxi have new contracts with this new program gives low cost uber, lyft or taxi rides to designated bus stops to allow more citizens access to the primary bus lines the program launches in december. for those of you in tampa or saint pete using uber eats, get ready to pay more. uber will bring surge pricing to uber eats. they charge extra if orders are made during peek demand times and drivers are scarce.
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the pricing model is rolling out in other cities. they plan to expand to all 43 cities where uber eats operates. >> it sounds like lunch is getting pricier. >> you need to do it off peek hours. >> the 2016 heart walk is two weeks away. two weeks from tomorrow. we're committed to raising $100,000 again this year. we could still use your help. kia is generously matching the first $50,000 that we raise. but we're short. the walk again, november 12th, two weeks from tomorrow at raymond james stadium. it's simple to join our team and to donate. a great big thank you to all of you who have all ready done that. go to wfla.com/heartwalk to donate or join. the high school football season winding down all ready. it goes just like that. every game now truly a must- win. >> too late in the season to lose now. the bulls of wire grass ranch
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we helped them get ready and pumped up this morning on our blitz pep rally. check it out. the bulls are 7 and 1 this season and the faceoff against the plant high school panthers. team's head coach explained what this game means to his team. >> it's a big football game for us, a class 7a district 8 title on the line. home playoff game in two weeks. >> good luck to the teams. kickoff tonight at there's the bull right there. she promised love but demanded money. coming up, when a man got suspicious of an online relationship, he knew he better call behnken, what roll a porn star is playing in this drama. if you have student loans, relief could be coming your way. but only if you qualify. what the white house is working on, coming up. max defender 8 confirming no rainfall now. but the weekend is around the
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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. 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?
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a steady hand? 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?
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welcome back. news flash. it's friday. i don't think anybody needs a reminder. we're pumpkin carving tonight. it's going to be so nice for that outside. all the goop and all the seeds. >> you don't want all that mess inside the house. >> that's an outdoor sport. starting tonight through the weekend, there will be various on. and i have really good news for all of that. not too cold. not too hot. not rainy. the goldie locks of your halloween forecast for sure. it's gorgeous, it's breezy, that's going to continue, we felt that breeze the last few days. this is a live look from the lakewood ranch area. where it's 78 degrees. you can see the wind speed up to 14-16 miles per hour at times. that will continue. but of course max defender 8
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power, not finding rain. and we'll be hard pressed to find any any time soon, if we head into november, that's our statistically driest month of the year. we don't expect much rain right now. at 1:00, high thin clouds stream across the area. 82 at 1:00. 85 at 3:00 p.m. which is above average. but that breeze makes it not feel quite so warm. comfortable at 7:00 p.m. when it's 80 degrees heading off for the high school but it will be comfortable through the end of the game. 77 in plant city, clear water, st. petersburg, 75. 81 in venice. with the wind speeds, northeast at 15 knots, it churns the seas up a little bit. 2 to 3-foot seas. there's a small craft advisory for the near shore waters. these thin clouds streaming across the sky. not blocking the sun. if it's over cast, it's thin enough where the sunshines through the clouds.
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above average. breezy today. tomorrow, cold front stalls to our north, which means our forecast really doesn't change. yes, there will be high thin clouds. yes, it's going to be above average, but it is still going to be comfortable. and we'll see that east breeze coming in throughout the afternoon today and tomorrow. there's the steady breeze on saturday, 86 degrees. warm again on sunday. a little lighter wind on sunday. but still, it should be nice out there for the buck's game at raymond james first few days of november even running above average. but it's hard to complain with this range of temperatures guys. if you've been cheated, when you need help, she's on your side, better call behnken. your brain knows something isn't right but your heart really wants to believe. it's a con so sophisticated a growing number of americans are falling for it and losing a lot of money.
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up in the romance scam he knew he better call behnken. >> it started innocently. a young woman from chicago reached out to don whitehead on an internet chat site. >> she said that she went over there to ghana with a group of women, and their primary job was midwife helpers. >> the woman, marilyn, sent these pictures, then phone calls. >> after about the third or th something about, you know, her card wasn't working, her credit card, and she was in trouble. her story, she went to west africa for work and got trapped. then she cried and wanted cash to help her get home. and she claimed to fall in love with don. >> if that's what this is about then we need to close this up now, you know. >> at first you thought it was a scam and you tried to shut it
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>> over four months he ignored doubts sending marilyn more than $3,000. >> if your heart of hearts do you think you're getting scammed? >> no. >> well, shall we call her? and see? if she's really stuck over there, we want to help her, right? >> please enter the number you wish to call. >> hey, i'm here with shannon behnken from channel 8. >> that voice, chicago, right. >> sorry to hear that, you're stuck in ghana. what happened? >> yeah i've been here for a while. >> your balance is running low. this went on and on.
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money. >> whatever i have with don it's real. it's real. believe it or not. >> in between calls, i broke the news, the woman in the pictures is really aria geovany. >> you see the title here, pornographic actress. >> okay. >> here she is on the cover of hustler magazine. i found dating profiles all over >> i imagine people are making all kinds of money doing this stuff. >> don saw the light and marilyn upped her game with a video chat. yep. this caught us off guard too. but it's fake. an old aria video. notice there's no sound. what finally convinced don? this you tube video of the real
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>> i found for this hook, line, and sinker. >> i asked marilyn how much money it would take to get her out of ghana and she asked me for $1,800. so i guess she's still there. shannon behnken, 8 on your side. >> if you have a problem that needs solving, the number is on your screen, 1-855-behnken. taking a look at a consumer watch this morning fire and burn hazards are prompting the recall of vehicles for kids. this recall involves some 3,850 polaris sportsman battery operated toy vehicles like the one you see here. a relay on the circuit board can fail causing the motor to over heat and ignite. if you have one of these get your kids away from it immediately, stop using the product and contact the company to receive a free replace i want circuit board with
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students get federal loans erased in cases where there's been fraud and misconduct by the schools. in those instances, students can have their loans erased and put the colleges on the hook for repaying the loans instead of us, the taxpayer, they also ban schools from forcing students to sign agreements saying they will not sue over misconduct. power to the consumer, that's what the fcc says, its new rules on internet usage will provide. the commission just voted on new rules requiring permission if they want to track where you go online. things like web browsing and app usage history. stuff that you use everyday. right now your internet company can keep a record of every site you visit without telling you. that seems over due, doesn't it? well, i guess distracted driving has evolved over the years. >> it's something we've heard about for a long time. but it's not the way it used to be. for a while it was about texting, perhaps talking on the phone, now it's so much more.
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the top five apps used by drivers causing them to crash. you're watching news channel 8
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keith cate and jennifer lee are on your side today at 5:00. some alarming new statistics to talk about this morning. the number of traffic deaths in florida is spiking. >> and distracted driving is to blame. but as news channel 8 reports, it's not just dr your teens might be using too. >> but it's also very popular apps that are sited for distracted driving. the department of transportation says nationwide traffic deaths are all ready up by 10% this year. and florida is among the highest on the list. with a 9% jump. insurance officials say when traffic slows down due to congestion, and we have plenty of that here in the tampa bay
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the top five apps used by drivers are google maps, pokemon go, android messaging, facebook, and you tube. there are other factors, we're driving longer distances because gas prices are lower. and areas with younger or older drivers are seeing more crashes. plus drug use, including prescription drugs are getting some of the blame. traffic fatalities were declining for years, but year in 2015 there were more than 10,000 accidents attributed to distracted driving here in the tampa bay area. well, distracted driving comes in all forms of course. but one example out of brian texas is a triple threat. >> this one's a little hard to believe. a teenager drunk, topless, and sexting all while driving, that combination left texas a&m
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of a parked police cruiser. the officer got out of his car and saw raider with her bra undone trying to put her shirt back on. when asked why she was undressed the officer said she was taking a snap chat photo to send her boyfriend. >> she failed three field sobriety tests. the world series this year historic for so many wrigley field for the first time in 71 years. coming up, we're taking a trip to the windy city to see how
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right now at 11:00. the hunt for a man the fbi calls a stone cold killer has just gone nationwide. we're taking you inside the search for michael vance, coming up. plus a shoot out caught on camera, this happened in
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was caught, one officer realized he was inches away from death. we can only imagine what it's like in chicago right now. the world series returns to wrigley field for the first time in 71 years tonight. there it is. that's a live look at wrigley . but 71 is not the number that cubs fans are focused on. it's a different number that leads many to believe a world series win is destiny. good morning, i'm you made it to the end of the workweek. let's get to your friday forecast with lee. >> as we head into friday evening, all the high school football games, all through the weekend with halloween, let me tell you, max defender 8 is doing a good job of defending you away from any rainfall. the one thing you will notice, the new port richey camera, how breezy it is. look at the flag there. really flying in the wind there. 79 degrees. it's also a warm wind.
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speeds. 20 miles per hour in st. petersburg. that will move you around a little bit. 13 miles per hour in lake land and brooksville. 20 miles per hour in some cases. as far as the eight-day temperature trend, remember that the average is 82. we'll be warming the thermometer go from 85 today to 86 on saturday and sunday. we stay above average through the end of next week. here's a look at your halloween scare cast. i actuallyed for some halloween puns. these are the ones you submitted. no tricks, all treats. with this forecast at 85 degrees. it's certainly a worm day. a beautiful evening. thanks for sending those in guys. >> some good sense of humor. staying on top of breaking news in polk county where two high school students were killed in a crash this morning. 18-year-old jorge and his
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crash. our eagle 8 hd got an aerial view just a little earlier this morning. around 6:20 this morning the brother and sister were driving to frost proof high school in their jeep heading north on u.s. 27. the sheriff's office says they drifted into the southbound lane and were hit by a chevy silverado truck. the three men in the truck are expected to survive. >> the school has u.s. 27 is still closed but is expected to reopen soon. right now the search continues for a man wanted in a string of killings, shootings, and carjackings. >> today is the fourth day of the man hunt and it's now expanded nationwide. the last time anyone saw this man was early monday 30 miles from the texas border in western oklahoma. he's wanted on multiple charges including two counts of first-
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uncle. one oklahoma sheriff describes them as rage killings. even though the search is nationwide, the folks of luther oklahoma are very on edge. >> we've just been being a little more cautious about everything. you know. because you know during the day, when you live out in the country, you're pretty lax. but you're not when something like that's going on. >> deputies believe it's possible vance may have died if treatment for a gunshot wound that he suffered sunday during a shoot out with police. across america this morning, some dramatic dash cam video to show you here that captured the exchange of gunfire between a pair of officers. [ gun shots ] i had to take a quick pause so you can hear the gunshots. you can see the exchange
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suspect feet away. the officer tried to pull over the suspect on a motorized bike for several traffic violations. the manmade a run for it. when officers caught up to him he shot at them. and that officer fell after a bullet grazed the side of the head. the suspect was hit multiple times and is now in the hospital in stable condition. we have more footage by police cameras. this time a body cam captures the t home fire. the first thing we see is a woman unconscious suffering from burns and that mobile home engulfed in flames. the officer instrucked residents to move back, explosions could be heard, that only made his warnings more urgent. >> get them back.
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get back. get back. get back. let's go. you guys need to get back. get back. get back. >> explosion after explosion. what a very scary situation. it turns out those explosions came from oxygen tanks inside the home. the woman who lived in the mobile home is still in the hospital. the cause of the fire is under investigation. a former penn state assistant football coach won his case against the university. mike claimed the university trte let him go when he blew the whistle on jerry sandusky. his testimony helped convict jerry sandusky of child molestation charges. a jury awarded him $7.3 million. seven people who occupied an oregon federal wildlife refuge in february were found not guilty on all counts. the occupation for ranchers rights was in opposition of
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lasted six weeks prosecutors argued the defendants kept federal employees from doing their jobs. they've been the loveable losers. at the bottom of the standings for 176 years but the cubs and indians are both now on top of the baseball world. they're battling it out for the world series championship right now it's tied at one game a piece. as it shifts to wrigley field in city for this historic day. chicago's been planning this party for 71 years. cubs fans finally getting their chance to host another world series. >> oh it is absolutely about time. it's been about time for a long time. >> a really long time. in fact, no two teams have waited longer between world series wins. the indians haven't won a championship in 68 years.
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108. >> that's a powerful number for the cubs. >> consider this, there are 108 stitches in a baseball. the foul poles at wrigley field are 108-meters from home plate. the last two cubs to enner the hall of fame, ron santo and andre dawson, numbers 10, and 8, others say a chicago win is in the stars. >> the sun is 108 times larger than the earth. the distance betw and earth is 108 times the diameter of the sun. the distance between the moon and the earth is 100 times the diameter of the moon. the first manned flight around the earth was 108 minutes long. the world series game is overwhelming. >> it's something to be emotional about. >> it turns out, there is crying in baseball.
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teams. >> 2-2. >> taking a swing at history, jay gray, nbc news, chicago. >> wow, that woman that was moved to tears. she's been waiting a long time. have at it. cry as much as you want. >> it's such a good series. i've been drawn in by it. because there's so much history here. it's going to be interesting. i think it's going to go to game seven. that's my prediction. coming up, 8 out of 10 teenagers say they've pe makers are fighting back and getting national attention for their work. while we're all excited about halloween and trick or trti, make sure you take your child's food allergies into account. we'll have helpful tips straight ahead on news channel 8 today at 11:00. it sure does feel nice outside. it has that breeze out of the east. the freedom plaza in sun city center shows a few passing clouds. i'll have the rest of your october forecast into november
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we are back, a beautiful day today. it's national chocolate day. >> can it get any better? >> no, it really can't. that's one of my favorite things. as i was driving in today the lady in the car next to me was eating a hershey bar and i was drooling thinking it's only 9:30 but that looks really good. >> i had a mr. goodr. had it. >> just chocolate and peanuts. >> it's good. could this come at a better time than a couple days before halloween. >> maybe a worse time. you'll have so much chocolate by monday. >> on average, americans spent $56.80 on chocolate products in 2015. >> do you know how many pounds
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if you ate that much, what's an extra candy bar. >> you could do a small piece of darked chocolate. >> or a chocolate dipped strawberry. >> maybe a cafe mocha to start your day. >> we're hungry and we like chocolate. let me show you a beautiful look. 80 degrees. nod out of nissan in venice. that blue sky continues for the rest of the evening. if you're illinoising away, go to the beach. i know it's not the summertime. you can't really get in the water. but just a comfortable day to be out there. 80 degrees. 58% humidity. not too hot. not too cool. not too dry. not too humid. every morning has been a little bit warmer. monday morning was actually
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sleeves. but as we head through the week, the morning lows have gotten progressively higher. that has to do with the slightly increasing humidity. but it's in a comfortable range. and max defender 8 is confirming there's no rainfall out there. we're going to keep it nice and dry for you all weekend long. thin clouds continue to spread across the region. 82 at 1:00. 85 at 3:00. a mix of sun and clouds. comfortable around 7:00 p.m. 81 in plant city. with some still warming up. 81 north port. 79 in clear water. the wind speeds are coming in pretty strong at times. 15 to 20 miles per hour in some cases. this is why i don't expect it to change much. look at the long range forecast. another breezy day with high thin clouds. this pattern hangs around. a cold front stalls to our north. tomorrow, you guessed it. warm, breezy, partly cloudy, rain stays across south
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for the bucks game. but coming back into halloween. the wind gets stronger again. partly cloudy. a breeze above average. same pattern. even as we head into the first day of november. so it's not a tough forecast to create. but it's a wonderful one to experience. mid 80s and a nice breeze, hard to beat guys. >> how about a chocolate milk shake. >> are we not talking about the chocolate any more? high school receiving national acclaim for their film, it's all about cyber bullying. >> it's earned an award from the all american high school film festival. you can help the film makers earn thousands for their school. meredith chatted with the students about their project. 8 in 10 teens say they've been cyber bullied or know someone who's been bullied through social media. students in brooksville are raising awareness owe of the
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>> all those people and no one thought to help me. >> in the short film words unspoken, a teenager is humiliated by a video shot without her permission and posted online. while it's not based on any one person's story, these high school students say it's representative of what they see online. >> this is happening. this isn't a joke, you know. it's going on like all over. it could be going on right now as i'm speaking. >> the nature coast prepare for competition. but 48 hours to produce their film. they did it all in new york city. they filmed in central park, queens, and even on top of a building. while it's told through the teenage star's voice, the roll of the mother is vital to the story. >> that's your daughter, that's your son, you know, you have to pay attention. you're the one guiding them. >> a lot of times you don't think about the parent.
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>> more than 30 teams from across the country participated in the competition. nature coast received the heart award for the most heart felt story. that's a huge validation for this crew. >> the message that i think we're getting across that we told i think is so important. >> the heart award earned nature coast technical high school $2,500. the school can earn an additional $5,000 if the film wi and it's the last day of voting. you can find aligning to vote for the school today on wfla.com. help him out. many things scare kids on halloween. but food allergies don't have to be one of them. as long as you are prepared. be on the look out for chocolate as it often contains several common allergens like milk, peanuts, and tree nuts. parents, you can drop off safe treats at your neighbor's houses, when the children trick
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in the goody bag. that's a good idea. another idea, have safe treats at home, when kids return from trick or treating, they can trade something that contains an allergen for something safe to eat. megacon kicking off in tampa. it looks like halloween there. the three-day event is taking place at the convention center downtown. and it caters to comic books, scfifi, anime, david from dr. who, william shatner, matthew lewis. nevil longbottom from harry potter. daily tickets at the door. look at that guy. good costume. a fun pumpkin carving contest happening at the hotel. the top chef pumpkin fight. elite chefs from tampa bay
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competition. and the voting goes on until 5:00 this afternoon. organizers are asking that if you go out there and vote, you get a minimum of a 5-dollar donation to benefit feeding tampa bay. one voter will be selected at random to win dinner for two from all the participating restaurants. all of them. i was looking at the list earlier. there's between 10 and 12 restaurants. that's a lot of free food. everybody likes free food. >> how's this for a lesson in never >> no matter your age and height, we can all learn from this three-year-old. this pint sized equestrian is not giving up. she keeps trying. 16 times it took her to try to mount that horse before she finally made it on. what a patient horse too. >> no kicking or anything. there she goes. [ applause ] good job. you know you always hear if you fall off the horse you have to jump back on.
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she was trying to get on to begin with. that's cute. coming up, a surprise we never get tired of seeing. a military dad surprising his daughter at school. news channel 8 was there for the special occasion.
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the surprise of a lifetime for a pasco county kindergarten student. >> such a sweet moment. the little girl hadn't seen her did in six months. he was deployed until this mo elementary school, ryan hughes was there for the heartwarming reunion between this father and daughter. >> today is friday october 28th. >> the day started how it always does at hudson elementary school. kylee ate breakfast then joined her classmates for their morning alphabet lesson. she doesn't know it yet, but she's about to show her entire
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dad and his daughter. >> hi daddy. >> this sergeant was deployed with the air force base for half a year. today he was home and reunited with his five-year-old girl. it's a moment the family will cherish and remember. >> hi daddy. >> i love you. >> i love you too. >> i was holding my tears. i vice president seen her in six months. and it's alwa >> he was always reminded of his daughter during the good and bad times over seas. he knew he had to make his return this time memorable. the staff sergeant wanted to surprise his daughter. he thought there'd be no better place than her school first thing in the morning. >> i didn't know what to expect. she's my love, my everything
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inseparable bond are finally reunited, the passage of days, of months doesn't matter. >> want to go to the park? >> reporting in hudson in pasco county, ryan hughes, news channel 8. >> that's a great story to end on. and the staff sergeant tells us he's home for good. he'll be based at mcdill air force base now. >> the father and daughter have plans to spend lunch together. they're going to watch movies all day today. >> go to the park. >> so special for mom so parent to all of a sudden become a temporary single parent. >> six months is a long time when she's just in kindergarten. >> thanks for joining us this morning, i'll be here tonight on news channel 8 at 6:00. have a great weekend. be safe at all those halloween
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. from nbc news this is "today" with kathie lee and live from studio 1a in rock fella plaza. >> we're listening to michael and he is playing "nobody but me". we're going to be in a good mood all day. >> no, i do not.

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