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while donald trump talks healthcare. struck plus how the cross bay ferry over to get a shower -- plus how the cross bay ferry will help with traffic. we begin with the campaign trail. bill clinton is scheduled to speak in st. petersburg at 6:30 pm tonight. hillary clinton just wrapping up her remarks at an event in pasco county. let's get to candace co college where mrs. clinton just spoke. >> reporter: she just got off the stage with less than an hour ago. she is feeling the pressure after several new polls say that trump is in the lead. clinton didn't focus much on the fbi inquiry into new emails they found what she did talk a lot about trump's treatment of others and had a big
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on the scene to talk about her experience with donald trump but crowd supporters are telling me they are trying to remain confident in a tightening race. >> of course i'm worried. that's why i'm here. this gets people out to vote. >> i don't believe donald trump is going to beat her in florida. bill clinton working to assure the crowd. >> we heard the tape and we heard what he does to women. i am not going to repeat it but you know what donald grabbing women. mistreating women. and i have to tell you, since that tape came out, 12 women have come forward to say what he said on that tape is what he did to me.>> reporter: an
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the fbi found more emails connected to her private email server. that's taking its toll and even her supporters want to know more. >> it would make me feel better if james comey would come out and say what he has found so far . >> reporter: seven days left and work to be done. clinton wants to claim florida as her own. >> i hope you will think about how you will feel the day after the election.>> reporter: clinton has two more steps or stops here in florida today. her husband will appear this evening in st. petersburg at 6:30 pm and joe biden is expected to be in tampa bay tomorrow.>> one thing we have seen from both they want to get out the early vote. with the clintons in particular, the secretary is trying to reach younger voters in tampa bay. >> reporter: absolutely, holding a rally here at a college and over the weekend, a concert. john bon jovi in tampa as they try to reach those underwriters. >> thank you. hillary clinton and donald trump have just one week to convince undecided voters
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refocus motor attention on the economy and healthcare. that's go to correspondent mark meredith joining us live from our dc bureau. trump gave a speech slamming president obama's healthcare overhaul. >> reporter: he sure did. he did it in a state we're not used to seeing him campaign in. pennsylvania. when you look at the poll numbers, he hasn't been doing that well. it was interesting he was holding an event there. he is going to go back to pennsylvania for another rally, a sign of how much his campaign is still looking at the map. it's really the final countdown. on the trail today, donald trump wasn't talking about hillary clinton's emails. instead: >> obamacare means higher prices, fewer choices, and lower quality. >> reporter: standing with his running mate, trump is hoping to reach people who are fed up with the system.
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doctors are quitting, companies are fleeing, and deductibles are going through the roof. >> reporter: trump's trip to pennsylvania will likely be too little too late to change the gap in the state but other battleground states like florida remain up for grabs. meanwhile, clinton's campaign is counting on major surrogate support. president obama will campaign on her behalf while clinton herself heads to arizona, a state democrats have not won since 1996. meanwhile, a brand-new abc news tracking poll taken since the fbi's decision to review more of the clinton emails is painting a close race. among likely voters, trump leads by one point, 46 to clinton's 45. this race is tightening with only seven days to go. one thing you have to keep in mind when you look at polls
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is a tracking poll but the clinton campaign and the trump campaign have to look at a different map. the electoral map. states like florida are so important for the firewall strategy. if they win one, they feel like they can lock up the vote. that's the number they are looking at most right now. >> on monday, the white house says it has no plans to comment further on the fbi investigation into clinton's emails and it does not sound like the fbi plans to put out more information before tuesday. true? >> reporter: we have been trying to read between the anymore announcements from director comey. we know they have to go through hundreds of thousands of emails so this cannot be done overnight but the fbi has not signaled that they plan to do anything different even though both campaigns have said they would welcome more information. right now, we just have to sit tight . >> reporter: mark meredith in our dc bureau for us. with election day just a week away, keep an eye on our 2016
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operations at www.wfla.com on the news tab and then on politics. a woman's body has been found in a ditch in the palm river area of hillsborough county. this is a live image of the scene on south 58th street. detectives tell us someone riding out on horseback found the body and called 911. there is no apparent cause of death. we will bring you updates as we father and son outing. 38-year-old billy morris went jet skiing with his little boy monday but never returned. today, the data's body was found at the shore. his son was rescued last night on a small island in the river. tyler managed to answer a facetime call from his mother. >> as you can imagine, extremely distressed and impressive that a three-year-
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from his mother and tell his mom where he was, the island that they frequented. it rate it much easier for us to make sure the boy got to safety. >> detectives describe what happened as a tragic accident and they are trying to piece together what led up to it. tampa bay's first crosstown ferry set sail today. the vessel went from one downtown to another. we are live where the ferry is docked. you were on the boat earlier, how wa >> reporter: i can tell you, it definitely took my mind off of driving, which is the whole point. officials here want to get drivers out of that rush-hour traffic and onto the water. the wait is finally over. across bay ferry is now ready to service tampa bay. >> a lot of people have never really tried something like this as opposed to in new york are seattle where it's common . >> reporter: it made its maiden
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they tested the sale from downtown st. pete to the convention center in tampa. the mayor pushed for the ferry earlier this year. >> we really needed to do something. we can't just rely on cars for transportation. >> the cross bay ferry is finally here. it's a 98 foot boat with a trip between tampa bay. the ride is just under an hour and you never know who you will be writing next to. en program, commuters say it's worth a $1.5 million investment. >> i am looking forward to it because the concern is there is not a lot of transportation options. >> i like to uber but the pricing of this might be less. >> reporter: on the other side of the bay, mayor bacon says it's a win-win for both waterside communities.>> both sides are doing really well. those bridges ought to be conduits to cooperation.
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we are going to succeed together. >> reporter: the mayor says in order for this pilot to work, for them to really see if this is worth it, they need commuters to test it out. that's the only way they will be able to gauge if this is a need in the community. >> as a commuter myself from another direction, i can imagine this beats being stuck in traffic but i can understand how some drivers the congestion. what are you hearing? >> reporter: a lot of people i spoke with agree. this will not alleviate all of the headaches but say it is a step in the right direction. the ride is $10 each way but they are offering specials for the month of november. a phone bill of nearly $25,000 within 24 hours. >> when the phone company
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behnken. pain at the pump. why you could see gasoline prices climbing over the next seven days. there was a monkey citing here just a few days ago. coming up, we will show you why it's dangerous and why the florida wildlife commission is on the hunt for it. >> that and more coming up. you are watching news channel 8, the station that is always on your side. thursday night at 8:00, the bucs take on the atlanta falcons on your official box station, news channel 8. and don't miss your nbc favorites over on great 38. the blacklist at 10:00 and superstar at 11:00 followed by the good place at 11:30 pm. >> these guys know what they are doing. >> your buccaneers battle the falcons live from raymond james stadium at 8 pm on news channel
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i spent 22 years in the air force, and i was a republican for every one of them. i was rationalizing donald trump's behaviors until...
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treated that way, and my grandson growing up thinking... that's how you should treat women. that scares me, that scares me a lot. so hillary's got my vote. we don't see eye to eye on everything, but she's strong, and i respect her. and she's someone that my grandkids can respect too. im hillary clinton and i approve this message. under state attorney mark ober's watch, rape and sexual assault are on the rise. ober is not just ineffective, he declined to prosecute a man who forced a girl into sexual slavery, ober: she was with him voluntarily. our community deserves new leadership. andrew warren, an experienced prosecutor, will reallocate resources to target violent crime, including gun violence, rape, and domestic abuse. andrew warren for state attorney. it's time for new leadership. carson and i have seen some terrible ads attacking our mom dana young. for things she never did.
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trust us we know from experience. mom put her career on hold for us. to raise our family. she is a role model for everyone in our community. i'm proud of you mom, we both are. dana young for the florida senate. new tonight, you could soon the rising gas prices at the pump after a pipeline explosion in alabama. colonial pipeline shut down the
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several others. that line supplied gas to millions across the south. aaa remains -- thinks if the closure remains, gas prices could creep up throughout the week. if you noticed any of your friends checking in at the standing rock indian reservation, chances are they weren't actually there. there was a report that law enforcement was tracking protesters to throw off authorities. the sheriff's office says reports of tracking our "absolutely false." the blue sky, the red roof of the retirement plaza. 83 degrees. a gorgeous view today. a wind has been in place, kind of gusty. in who obey, 83 degrees. a nice shot on the water. 43% relative humidity.
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right along the boulevard looking north. innisbrook, 83 degrees. i think that's the 18th green. that's a nice looking green. weather temperatures pleasant as well. the world series forecast tonight would end tonight, best- of-seven. we will see. cleveland indians and chicago cubs. 68 degrees. not too bad for this time of year. cleveland at 8:08 pm. cleveland, 66 degrees in the middle of november. at 7 am, 68 degrees, 85 degrees at 4 pm. a 10% chance of seeing a shower, comfortable weather conditions, partly cloudy skies, 83 degrees right now. this evening, temps in the low 80s and upper 70s like we see much of the week. 83 degrees in apollo beach, 84 degrees in brooksville, 82 degrees in lakeland.
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a tight air pressure gradient is kicking up some dust. 17 miles per hour in plant city, 18 miles per hour in tampa, 23 in clearwater. you can see the winds are still fairly strong. this dryer air remains. some of that mixes down toward the surface. because of no intrusion of gulf war atlantic error, it's content to be a little cooler in terms of the dew points. might feel that this evening but mostly clear skies. you just on the cam is not much going on in the way high pressure is our big feature but this cold front will have an impact. this evening, a few clouds streaked across the state affecting mostly inland areas. clouds around here wednesday with a week disturbance and maybe a slight chance of showers in the forecast, just a small chance. partly cloudy skies throughout the day. thursday, thursday morning lots of sunshine, temps in the upper 60s. then we start turning our attention to the north with our
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better chance of showers. looking at our european computer model, that pushes through the area with high pressure building in. that will bring us cooler conditions, stronger north winds for a time. this is on friday. saturday, you can see cooler conditions overall. very pleasant weather conditions and highs in the upper 70s saturday and sunday. that wilco -- that will come with lower humidity. if you wanted things a tt 85 degrees wednesday, 84 degrees thursday and friday. rain chances fairly low for saturday and sunday. clocks go back this weekend. monday, tuesday, wednesday, a nice range of temperatures. loss to enjoy in the weather department. if you have been cheated, when you need help, she is on your side. better call behnken. >> do you think your phone bill is high? what if you were billed nearly $25,000 for 25 hours of service?
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that cell phone shocker after a trip to morocco. they called t-mobile for help but all they offered them was a payment plan. that's when they knew they better call behnken. shannon behnken is joining us to talk more about this. that's like a car. >> maybe even two cars. it's really hard to believe. these women tell me this phone was in a purse and barely used. they say the phone company offered no help possible?>> reporter: julianne was shocked when she received this big phone bill for a whopping $24,512.37. she called me because t-mobile wouldn't budge.>> this has to be a mistake or some kind of fraud. i don't even know how this could happen . >> reporter: this crazy bill started with vacation. julian went to germany and her
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zero dollars but her sister michelle, also on her phone plan, when to morocco. >> i was not at all clear on any level that there could be a charge like this. >> reporter: apparently, t- mobile does not have a free roaming agreement with morocco but michelle insists she wasn't warned. her internet she says didn't even work and she kept her phone in her purse. she questions the charges. >> if they occurred in a 24- hour period of time could anyone rack up $24,000 of charges in a day? >> reporter: within 25 hours, the phone service on both of her phones was cut off. but she received no warning that her phone bill was out of control. >> they never tried to contact you to let you know this is happening? >> right . >> reporter: back in the u.s., t-mobile says she owes the money to a moroccan telecom.
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saying you're going to have to go on a payment plan . >> reporter: i emailed t-mobile for answers, went to a local store and sent a tweet to the social media savvy ceo. a spokesperson called me back to say they were looking into the situation and within hours, they called back with good news. the charges, all of them, will be waived. t-mobile tells me their customers can roam for free that said, these high roaming charges just don't make sense and a spokesman says the company will review why the situation was handled the way it was. >> at least they cleared up the bill. i am a nervous nelly. anytime i'm traveling, i just turn it off. is that the advice for people? >> that's the safest thing but you can call your company before you leave, make sure you
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your phone is out of control. but t-mobile says 140 countries. the sister was using her phone a lot in germany, absolutely free. but not morocco. >> you've got to check. if you have a problem you think needs solving, better call behnken. black friday deals are starting today on a popular website. we will tell you which one, coming up. also ahead, package thieves expected to strike during the holidays. how to avoid becoming a victim. marks on it because you paid for it tonight at 6:00. 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.
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a consumer morning as we go into the holiday season, thieves will be on the lookout for packages left on porches. 11 million homeowners have had a package last year. the number of deliveries goes up by about 61%. here are tips to avoid being a victim: know when your package will arrive and require a signature or ask a neighbor to watch for your delivery. black friday is starting early for amazon shoppers. the online shopping service launched its black friday deals store today. officers disappear as often as every five minutes.
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queu the online outreach for this because starbucks is rolling out green caps. the company says it will feature a design that is a symbol of unity. last year, starbucks start up some controversy by introducing playing red cups and removing what it called symbols of the season. starbucks holiday cups are expected to roll out on november 10. inside right? what's the crisis? >> there is always a crisis. >> it keeps the world talking. much more important, there is a shortage of troopers in florida. why filling vacancies has been a challenge he -- a challenge. and we are tracking a primate in the bay area. where it has been seen and where it may be headed coming
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i moved on her like a [bleep]. you can do anything. grab them by the [bleep] we have to make sure that donald wins this election. marco rubio stands by trump and failed to show up for florida. here's what i believe in. bringing people together and reaching across the aisle to get things done. protecting social security. and building an economy that works for all of us. i'm patrick murphy and i approved this message
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right now on news channel 8 at 5:30 pm: >> a shortage of troopers in the sunshine state. by the agency is having a hard time recruiting new members. plus, a look at how it could impact you. >> i am josh benson. thanks for being the state is in desperate need of more state troopers. the department is facing a shortage with so many people -- retiring -- with so many people retiring so they are struggling to find recruits to replace them. what does the shortage mean for the general public? >> reporter: it could certainly mean a large host of problems. a shortage of troopers could mean a rise in crime and longer response times, which could put

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