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this weekend. what you need to know before the deadline. massive hospital bill with his name on it. this man insists he was not the one in the er. shannon behnken gets to the bottom of it. a north port woman told police she was raped in frontage road daylight in the middle of a neighborhood. it turned out it was all a lie. she is facing criminal charges. news channel reporting live. because of a state backlog it took months to receive the results from her rape kit. in the meantime police
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they ultimately found the woman, tonya white, was lying. >> it hurts the entire system. >> reporter: white changed her story saying she had sex with a man and was later attacked by someone else in the neighborhood. shirley whetzel was alarmed. now she ised in. >> i can't imagine y >> i can not believe they are pressing charges against me. i was attacked. >> reporter: so you didn't lie? >> no police say they have evidence you lied. >> i didn't lie. >> you stand by your story? >> i do. >> that's all i have to say. >> reporter: police want people to learn a lesson from this. stories like this one hurt the credibility of actual rape victims. >> there are a lot of folks who don't report things when they really do happen.
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a report to law enforcement. small departments such as this one have limited resources. the state has such a massive backlog of rape kits. it is a shame officials had to waste resources on this case. >> what does this mean for tonya white? what is next for her? >> reporter: state attorney's office filed that charge against her. she has to meet with a judge to answer to her crime. officials hope she learns her lesson and learns a lesson from this story, too. now to breaking news one of two police sergeants shot in new york city has died. that's shooted happened in the bronx. this is aerial video of the scene. nypd spokesperson say the officers were on the shootout with the to beer. the robber was killed. the other sergeant is in the hospital. shocking new details tonight in the case of a st. petersburg moth accused of
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from the tampa news center with the latest on this story. >> authorities in west virginia unvail new court documents today. they show the 34-year-old who recently lived in pinellas county hit her doubter in the head with a blunt object in september 2011 killer her and later tried to cover up the crime. after she hit the child she would not let others in the home help the girl as she suffered on the floor. the little girl died a few a story, destroyed evidence, hit the girl's body and instructed witnesses to lie. deputies aren't saying if the remains have been recovered yet. >> the investigation lead us to believe one person two posesses this knowledge of her whereabouts is in police custody. i apologize this information is vague and the details surrounding the case can not be divulged as the investigation
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spent eight months in prison for welfare fraud after her daughter vanished and had short stays on probation violations. her parental rights were cut from other courts. >> she had been living in an apartment in st. petersburg when she was arrested yesterday. chevy now back in west virginia in police custody awaiting charges. >> what is next in the have found the remains and they can not say because of the investigation or they are confident the mother will lead them to her remains. either way the sheriff says more will come in the coming days. >> thank you very much. new details about the man arrested for a polk county hit- and-run crash that hurt a deputy and killed a woman. a judge granted bond today for 71-year-old charlie lewis. lewis admitted he knew he was ininvolved in the hit-and-run before he was arrested.
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arrest brings closure but also a lot more questions. >> i don't understand it either. i mean he know what he did. he know he had hit somebody on the road. >> a viewing will be held tonight for jessica. her funeral is tomorrow. the deputy has a long recovery ahead of him. he is expected to be in the hospital quite some time. you only have two more days left to vote early. that's because early voting will end 6th. after that you have to vote on tuesday november 8th. on election day you have to vote at your designated polling location. if you vote early you can vote at any early polling place. we have links to the early voting locations and hours at wfla.com. go to news tab and click politics to check out the 2016 election guide. canidates are making one last big push on the campaign
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tomorrow. donald trump will speak at the florida state fair grounds at 10:00 a.m. doors open at 7:00 a.m. donald trump's running mate governor mike pence is having a rally in miami tonight. hillary clinton is getting star power help on the last weekend of the campaign. rocker john bon jovi will appear saturday. rapper j z and others are scheduled to it comes down to a choice between a couple of canidates. many people are voting for the issues that matter most to them. newchannel 8's national correspondent mark meredith breaks down the top issues voters care about most. >> reporter: taxes, security, women's rights. this year there are countless issues driving voters to the polls. we wanted to find out what are the top four issues. according to a poll from cbs
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economy that will be the biggest factor in those hearing the dna. two will it benefit most? donald trump sale his business record daily with voters. clinton is could wanting on voters memories of the economic boom in the 1990's during her husband's terms proof she help america prosper. voters say they are voting based on safety. isis inspired attacks in the u.s. and abroad september this issue front and center in the 2016 race. americans remain heavily focused on healthcare. president obama's legacy policy obamacare isn't helping democrats this time around. news of premiums rising could signal why 16% voters are most concerned about medical insurance. last but not least, immigration. >> we are going to create the border. were going to stop the drugs. >> reporter: immigration is
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wall between mexico and the u.s. will not soon be forgotten. will it drive republicans to the polls? only 8% surveyed say immigration is what matters most to them. on tuesday voters have a serious choice to make. we won't find out until later why they decided to those an individual canidate. we'll see why 2016 matters so much. a stabbing at rutgers university under under investigation tonight. this afternoon the school tweeted out an alert saying there was a tabbing at the business school. a short time later they tweeted he is in custody.
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gets a bill for $5,000 from the hospital emergency room. >> here's the thing. he insists he wasn't there. coming up, when the hospital and the sheriff's office would not help he knew to he better call behnken. well you made it to the weekend. we have nice weather planned. there is a weak cold front moving through. we'll talk about that football forecast ahead. amendment 1 is endorsed by florida's firefighters...
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why are out-of-state billionaires attacking amendment 1? because amendment 1... stops. their. subsidies. with amendment 1, you don't pay for someone else's solar. to stop unfair subsidies, vote yes on amendment 1. we have breaking news. a jury found rolling stone magazine liable for defamation after a discredited story of a rape at a fraternity house. rolling stone is apologizing to
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administrator. she was seeking $7.5 million in damages. the story gave the account of a woman who claimed she was gang raped by 7 men. a police investigation found no evidence to support that story. now some more breaking news. a body found on the same south carolina property where a woman was found alive chained to a knowal there are forbids on the spartanburg property. she and her boyfriend were reported missing two months ago. more charges may becoming. brown told them cole shot her boyfriend in front of her. two former aids of new jersey chris christie's office were found guiltity on all charges related to the so- called bridge gate scandal. charges included conspiracy and
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washington bridge. the act was said to be political retribution. christie denies the charges. in lakeland at the moment we have mostly sunny skies. 81 degrees. northeasterly wind. you can see the flag flopping around. this flag in new port richey 77 degrees. not a cloud in the sky at this location. overall it is a pleasant day. we are waiting on a cold front headed ou lower the humidity. not as much as we thought earlier in the week. nice view from veterans ford in tampa along the veterans expressway. 78 degrees. gorgeous view of lakewood ranch at the lake club 80 degrees. few clouds further south. meteor shower peeks on saturday. good news is the right from the moon already less. away from city light it is a good reminder if you are watching a meteor shower maybe
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in terms of rainfall for november average november rainfall an inch and a half of rain. this is a gorgeous view of the sunset looking off to the west at the news center. high temperatures the next couple days running close to the average. average dropping to 80. it was 81 yesterday. we are on the way down for our average high temperature. at 7:00 a.m. 6 of 81 degrees at 4:00 p.m. tomorrow. there is a slight possibility of a sprinkle or two as the front comes through overnight. temperatures upper 70s. warmer inland. perhaps a sea breeze. keeping areas along the beaches and coast cooler. 78 weeki watchee. 86 bartow. that's the a warm number. lakeland 83. wind speeds will pick up as this front moves through the the area for saturday. that's around 6:00 a.m. note the wind direction shift from the northeast. you can see the higher speeds on saturday afternoon.
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air will be drier, too. here comes the front. you can see the high level of the atmosphere. we are not seeing much precip along the boundary. you can see a few sprinkles. computer model did suggest we could see a few light showers along the boundary. football forecast. starting with high school tonight. 78 degrees at kickoff. should be a very nice night. comfortable conditions. partly cloudy skies. the front will arrive later with a bit breezy conditions with the change of air fresh once you bring that front into the area. in fayetteville, arkansas. 65 degrees. sunny and cool. chillier up in arkansas. pitt and miami playing in miami 77 degrees. maybe a few showers possible. probably not a great chance of seeing rain. fsu playing north carolina state in raleigh, north carolina. great football weather in that part of the country. here comes a few light showers and sprinkles with the front.
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to south across the area. you can see the wind shift with the front as it heads further the south. here comes the front on saturday. we'll see plenty sunshine later in the day. it will be breezy at times. humidity will slowly come down. saturday, sunday high temperatures 81, 82 degrees. rain chances are low on election day. 82 degrees. no excuse weather wise not to get to the polls. wednesday and thursday temperatures remain in the lower 80s. how is this for a shocking twist on identity theft? $5,000 for an emergency room visit that the patient on record insists never happened. the 18-year-old tampa man discovered his name is tie toed that drug overdose case. every authority he went to trying to clear his named
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that's when he knew think better call behnken. that's scary. >> everybody i talked to can't believe it. when the you hear this young man's story you can't help but feel sorry for him. law enforcement and the hospital called this case closed. i found out something they the didn't know that could change everything. >> she said that if the police come. >> reporter: miguel leon was stunned to receive $5,000 in medical bills from an emergency room visit to st. joseph's hospital. >> i didn' emergency care what so ever. >> reporter: he ised ament >> reporter: he is -- adamant he is not the man treated for a drug overdose in august. >> everybody said it is you. >> reporter: hillsborough county sheriff's deputies explained he got his name from
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an overdose at usf florida. the name was confirmed by police. >> he said you look just like that dude i arrested that night. he said i don't know what to tell you. >> so you are standing there telling law enforcement they got to wrong guy. and they are just like case closed. >> reporter: miguel did everything he could to clear his name. >> i could not believe it. >> reporter: his father vouches he was with him on the night of the incident. so i went to the apartment complex to investigating. i showed miguel's photo around. this happened. >> that's him. who? >> reporter: leon mcgill. >> i took the photo to apartment management. >> the names are switched. >> reporter: they did not want to talk on camera. told me the man who went to the
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leon mcgill. could this crack the case for miguel leon. >> we'll term who is who in this situation. we are glad you brought this to our attention. we'll try to investigate it and find out what is happening. >> reporter: we could not reach leon mcgill for comment. the deputy in the case compared miguel leon's driver's license photo with the overdose man and thought they looked similar. at the time he had no reason to doubt the name he had into this new information. >> what about the hospital? i have been to the er before. i felt like i had to give all kinds of i.d. don't they ask for that? >> i asked st. joseph's. they said yes they ask that. they want a government issued i.d. if they don't get one they list you at jane doe or john day.
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needs civilling call behnken. we are counting down to our friday night blitz game of the week. both featured teams are top ten in the state. one has beaten the other 16 times in a row. paul ryan joins us live with a preview of jesuit versus tampa catholic.
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we are gearing up for the friday night blitz. tonight our game of the week puts jesuit tigers against tampa catholic crusaders. paul ryan is joining us live from tampa with a preview. >> reporter: good evening. last week of the regular season. can you believe this? we'll be talking about playoff football next week. we have one of the biggest rivalries in the entire state of florida to bring you this game last year was a close one at jesuit. tampa catholic ended up losing. tampa catholic lost the last 16 straight against yes. one of the most lopsided rivalry games in the state. two of the last three games have been decided by four our fewer points. this game is competitive. we expect that to be the case tonight. no toast season implications for either team. they both clinched their districts.
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if tampa catholic really wants success in the playoffs beating jesuit tonight for the first time in 16 years will go a long way. they'll have to find a way to stop a kid nobody in the state has been able to stop. running back two committed to play football at the university of florida earlier this week. he scored 50 touchdowns in the last two seasons. rushed 1300 yards this year. has the player to watch tonight. i'm sure we'll see a ton in show starts at 11:15. back to you. >> thank you very much. see you later. >> hard to believe football is half way through the season. coming up, with the cross bay ferry made its maiden voyage. will it save you time on your morning commute? a veteran gives up his wheelchair to a car crash
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good evening. i'm jennifer leigh. >> i'm josh benson. a veteran trying to do a good deed gets ambushed by a crook trying to get away from police after a chase. >> to top things of basketball player. we are joined live from largo where the suspect crashed. >> reporter: good evening. this suspect shaquille o'neal crashed here at belcher road and ulmerton road. when a good samaritan in a wheelchair tried to help him he ended up rolling off.

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