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a return to common sense. we are in the home stretch of the presidential campaign and with no new questions looming regarding candidates are fighting even harder for florida votes. and a music teacher's return to class after a devastating crash. plus, robbed in the parking lot of a church. one man's scary story and the warning the church is sending to members. good morning and welcome to news channel 8 today. i'm gayle guyardo. >> and i'm gene ramirez. thank you for joining us on this halloween monday.
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lantern this morning. -- a jack-o-lantern. >> orange you glad we both wore this color today? we are seeing max defender 8 scanning the skies this morning. you are going to be just fine no matter what time you go out this halloween. this bright red color here, that's dry air all the way up through the atmosphere. so no rain expected for and zephyrhills, you're in 59. boar toe, you're warmer at 66. halloween forecast still above average. 86 degrees. a few passing clouds. at 4:38 in weather and traffic on the 8s, i have the eight-day temperature trend and we trend cooler. and leslee has some issues on the roadways. yeah, out in the pasco county area, let's look at the maps, folks and you can see what i'm talking about.
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here. we did have some lanes blocked. looks like everything is off to the shoulder now. and let's go to the ground. and you can see that crunched up vehicle. and everything is off to the side. so down the embankment a little bit, and this is northbound, old lakeland highway right at to tis allen road -- ot thetis allen -- this is ottis al on the campaign trail, controversy swims around the hillary clinton after the fbi claims more emails were found on a computer belonging to the estranged husband of her top aide. >> and this comes months after an investigation into the emails appeared to be wrapped up. news channel 8's ryan hughes is live in clearwater this morning. donald trump's running mate, vice presidential candidate mike pence will be where you're at today. and this issue, we're sure it's
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>> reporter: good morning. mike pence will be here at clearwater aviation later today. one issue he will likely touch on, hillary clinton's emails and this latest twist. now overnight, we learned the united states justice department obtained a warrant to search a computer belonging to anthony weiner. he is being investigating for allegedly sexting with a teenage girl. emailsemails from the clinton aide are believed to computer. the fbi director announced the find in a letter to congress on friday. it comes about with about a week left in the presidential campaign and sent clinton's team scrabbling. listen here. >> is the biggest political scandal since watergate. >> it's pretty strange to put
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before an election. >> reporter: and we're told more information on the emails could potentially be released later today. again, governor mike pence will be here to speak to supporters at a hanger here at clearwater aviation. the event gets underway at 6:00 but doors open at 4:00. tickets at this point are still available. back to you. >> that's surprising. i thought they would be sold out by now. we will be watching. and the house could come down to florida. both candidates plan to campaign hard right until the very end. hillary clinton will campaign in tampa tomorrow at a get out the vote event. and her husband, former president bill clinton the will be in pinellas county tomorrow. and on wednesday, vice president joe biden will stump for clinton in tampa while president barack obama campaigns across the state in jacksonville. for the trump campaign, as ryan just reported, vice presidential candidate mike
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only goes through tuesday, we expect the campaign to return to our area before election day. well, florida of course is most certainly a battleground state but hillsborough county may be the battleground county. >> yeah, whoever carries hillsborough tends to win it all. the county's majority vote has correctly predicted the winner in 19 out of the last 20 presidential elections. meredyth censullo is in the news center this morning with more on why this part of election. >> reporter: well, gayle, political analysts consider hillsborough county a key county, not just for our state, but across the u.s. the county's balance of registered democrats, republicans, and independents makes it one to watch. both the trump and clinton campaigns have made multiple visits to hillsborough county in the past few weeks and as you have heard, that's going to continue as both candidates
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cast their ballots. more than 232,000 votes have been cast and mail-in ballots and early vote manage hillsborough so far. and so far, democrats lead republicans in voter turn-out by 17%. a closer look at the numbers here, just over 86,000 republicans have voted compared to about 100,000 democrats. that's a difference of more than 14,000 votes so far. help decide our next president. >> that close and that means, your vote matters that much. remember, the entire election in 2000 was settled by 547 votes here in florida and decided who was president of the united states for the next eight years. >> reporter: any news that comes out by the candidates could be the reason why one or the other walks away with the win and that is why you will see a lot of clinton and trump
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gayle -- >> yeah, and the bay area, we get to see a lot of both candidates. thank you, meredyth. well, donald trump is continuing to question the fairness of this election. he is raising doubts about the validity of colorado's mail-in votes. in colorado, all registered voters receive a ballot but can request a new one or vote in person. this weekend, trump encouraged supporters to get a new one in ballot. get your new ballot. and you can make sure it gets in. in some places, they probably do the that four or five times but we don't do the. that but that's great. >> critics say trump's comments might encourage those who have already voted to vote again. but the trump campaign is to make sure that everyone's vote is counted. and other news this morning, tampa police are
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gunfire broke out at the tampa hotel on north 22nd street. one man died but a second man is expected to survive. investigators explain it's not an accidental shooting and they are not searching for suspects. a sarasota church is on edge after an armed robbery in the church parking lot. and now the church is telling people to be aware and walk together. this happened at the church of the a man approached him. listen to how he describes what happened. >> and there was a man standing next to the my car. and he said he wanted some help and wanted some money. and i said, no, that i don't have any. and he grabbed me by the arm. and that's when i reached in my pocket and took the $10 bill that i had out. because that's all i had. >> he was able to get away.
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white, between 30 and 35 years old, 6'1", and about0-pound, long brown hair and a beard, wearing jeans and carrying a blue backpack. and let's turn things over to leigh spann with a check of the monday morning wake-up weather. >> it feels really comfortable. temperatures are above average. in fact, we're going to be above average all day long. let me take you through the day. starting around 70 by 8:00 a.m. lunch break. by 3:00 p.m., 86. remember that the average for today is 81. even at 6:00 p.m., we're above the average high. 83 degrees. and then it's time for the trick-or-treaters. i will break down the halloween forecast for you, temperature- wise, through the even, around 84 degrees at 5:00 p.m. clear, warm, light breeze. by 8:00 p.m., a few ghostly clouds but calm. this is very nice for this time of the year.
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tomorrow. 85 wednesday. and notice that cold front coming through on friday and dropping us to the upper 70s by the weekend. and making emoji man smile. and now traffic on the 8s. yeah, pasco county and manatee county, that's the hot spots right now. bay area interstates look good. let's talk about these issues. manatee county, unfortunately, we're waking up to a fatal crash. this is right at the edge of hardee county but it's on state road 64. and we've got both directions of 64 blocked road. not a lot of vehicles on this rural road in particular area. what you can do is use state road 62. they're saying both directions are completely blocked here. think 62 instead of 64 for the morning commute out. there and meanwhile, here in pasco county, northbound old lakeland highway, everything is off to the side of the roadway. it's not tying up lanes but serious crash here at,ttis
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back to gene and gayle. >> thank you. a blow to the bucs and bucs fans after a heart breaking loss in overtime. the bucs went into the second half ahead. the bucs answered with a touchdown and had a chance to tie it up but they missed the extra point. the pirates didn't give up though. they took the lead with a touchdown and two-point conversion. but then the final blow. the raiders tie the game and in overtime, score a touchdown to n around now. they host the falcons thursday night here at home. the bucs now have three wins and four losses and are second place in their division. the cubs live to see another day, forcing a game six back in cleveland tomorrow night. the cubbies got a huge outing from starting pitcher john lester who only allowed one hit and two earned runs through six innings.
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former ray's manager now cub's manager talked about the win and a potential game seven. >> i have never wanted to play the seventh game of a world series in my life. so we get to go with two rested starting pitchers. >> last night was the cub's first world series win at wrigley field in 71 years. for game six, it's in cleveland tomorrow night 7:00 p.m. a lot of people rooting for him because of his ties to the rays. >> yeah, no doubt. new video of a an attack at the new orleans airport. what the video shows. first though, a hillsborough county music teacher returns to work after surviving a devastating crash. up next, a look at his recovery as he gets back in the classroom. you're watching news channel 8
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we're back. a tampa music teacher is expected to return to work this morning after losing his girlfriend in a drunk driving crash this summer. >> sean henkins has been
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mary mcguire is live at the school this morning. and it's been a difficult road of recovery for him. >> reporter: yeah, it's not been an easy past few months. not only did he have to deal with the loss of his girlfriend but he's had to focus on his recovery after the crash. he and his girlfriend were driving home from the movies on august 14th when it happened. pinellas park police say bryce mccloud was impaired when he hit the couple block of park boulevard. the couple was rushed to the hospital where she passed away from her injuries. >> you would never think just driving from a movie that something would happen like this. and now i'm trying to get back on the road. i'm just super, almost, i don't want to the say paranoid but it's nerve racking. >> reporter: now the driver of that car that crashed into
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with dui manslaughter. since the crash, he has been advocating against drunk driving and will participate in a mothers against drunk driving 5k in november. they have created a team in memory of caroline and he is expected to return to work a little bit later this morning, gayle. >> he's had some physical healing and definitely emotional healing to do. thank you, mary. creepy clown concerns are putting parents on edge this morning. some parents even plan to carry with their kids. one woman claims she's going to exercise her second amendment right and carry a gun. a mom says she will carry a baseball bat. this follows a nationwide trend of people in creepy clown costumes scaring entire communities. last week, two men were arrested for threatening and chasing people while dressed as clowns. a 3-year-old boy is recovering after a television fell on him.
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office tells us the tv fell off a dresser. we are making calls this morning to get an update on the boy's condition. and a newly released video is making headlines across america. it shows the chaotic scene when a deranged man charged through security, see it there, at the airport in new orleans. it happened last year. the video obtained by louisiana newspaper, the advocate, shows 63-year-old richard white swinging a a deputy shot white three times. he died in the hospital the next day after refusing medical treatment. the video was just released as part of an investigation. 4:48 on this monday morning. getting the ghouls and goblins ready for halloween. >> look at max defender 8, just clear skies. trying to find rain. good news for the trick-or- treater, should be great
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cloud, 70 degrees at 8:00 a.m. these temperatures all day will run above average. we will get a light breeze around noon, 81 degrees. and above average, remember that the average is 81. we hit that at noon and warming up to 86 by 4:00 p.m. right now, it's 59 in zephyrhills and brooksville. 67 in sebring. 70 in tampa and sarasota. and i just checked in with bob in venice, he's at 67 degrees. let's talk about long and temperatures back in the mid-80s. in fact, we stay above average through the middle of the week. it's not until friday when a cold front comes through. only a slim rain chance on friday. but certainly getting some cooler air behind it with highs in the 70s, leslee. a look at the roads. here what's happening. trouble in pasco and manatee. we start with the sun coast area first. this is on state road 64. we've got both directions of 64
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edge of hardee, folks. just west of it. this is in the myaka head area. to the west, state road 62. there's also hardee county road and that takes you up to state road 62. so 26 is definitely your alternate. not a lot of alternates out there. northbound old lakeland highway, out here in pasco county, everything is of a lot of activity out there but it won't slow you down and lanes are open. that's a look at weather and traffic on the 8s. back to gene and gayle. >> all right. thank you so much, leslee. a skin patch may help kids with peanut allergies. we will explain how it works just ahead. but first, open enrollment starts tomorrow. tips on how to save when signing up for health insurance. and you can connect with me
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out there. mostly clear skies. the it's a little warmer than average. we are at 68 degrees right now at tampa international airport. we will call it wickedly warm in the afternoon but dry as a bone. 86 for the afternoon high. slowly coming back through the 70s with the overnight low of 67. i will let you know when it feels more chilly. we are continuing to keep an eye on this accident on old lakeland highway. let's go to meliek on the street. he has got a live look for us
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