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>> thanks for joining us today. >> the news is next. >> bye-bye. ? ? ? this morning the first female u.s. attorney general has passed away. coming up a look at the l the controversial role she played in a stand off over a cuban boy in moment. >> plus final preps for election day are underway. 8 on your side are making sure officials are taking steps to safeguard your ballot. >> and donald trump back in the bay area this morning for the second time in 3 days as hillary clinton sends some heavy hitters our way including a florida legend. good morning. thank you for joining us. and we're going to head straight over for the very
beautiful monday morning, just a few high, thin clouds made for a pretty sunrise. it is a little breezy. that plaque flying in the breeze coming out of the northeast at 13 miles per hour. temperature very comfortable 76 degrees we've already made it to 80 in tampa. 79 in lakeland, 81 in sarasota, 77 clear water, and just to give you a little bit of perspectiv w right to 11 a.m. yesterday some places like plant city, you're the same but clearwater it's 11 degrees warmer. so we'll stay mild and dry low to mid-80s today and tomorrow. rain chance just a 10% chance as we head into wednesday and thursday. next cold front arrives on saturday. very weak, it won't bring much rain.
attorney general janet reno passed away. she was the first woman to serve as u.s. ag. she was at the center of several political storms including the 2000 stand off in miami over a 5-year old boy in cuba staying with relatives in miami. she ordered the raid on the home in miami to return the boy to his father in cuba and unsuccul governor in 2002 narrowly losing the democratic primary. and on the campaign trail it is down to the final dave campaigning and donald trump and hillary clinton are still fighting for florida. trump is in sarasota right now and that's where we find news channel 8 john rogers. when is trump expect today speak?
[audio difficulty] last push here in florida [audio difficulty] . >> we apologize we are having some technical difficulty with the live shot there. donald trump expected to take the stage at any moment. we will have more on that following trump's visit there. and hillary clion and north carolina today making 4 stops. she held a rally in new hampshire last night joined by a gold star father of a slained soldier. earlier in the day she was in cleveland with the king lebron james and j.r. smith. >> i can't tell you how excited it is for me to have lebron and j.r. part of the team that's going to take us to the white
clinton concert continues today in st. petersburg. the vice president and his wife will join jimmy buffett for a special concert. doors open there at 3 p.m. but the concert is not scheduled to begin until 7 p.m. and president obama will continue to campaign for clinton today. he'll attend rallies in michigan, new hampshire and pennsylvania. over the week ends he rallied for clinton here in florida. at this rally he stressed t win florida it's a wrap. once again the fbi is clearing hillary clinton of any criminal charges for her mishandling of classified information through a private email server. sunday fbi director james comey told lawmakers they have not changed the conclusion they reached back in july. the clinton campaign welcomed the news. >> we're glad to see that as we were -- that he found that we
confirmed the conclusions reached in july and glad this matter is resolved. >> donald trump continues to claim clinton is being protected by what he calls a rigged system and believes the fbi has not done its job. hillsborough county election workers are putting last minute touches on polling places all across the country as election day approaches and we report on worries of a rigged system and how the supervisor of elections claims the system is safe and secure. . >> rep head to the polls here at the hillsborough county supervisor of elections office officials have worked around the clock to make sure thing run smoothly. with more than 300 precincts workers have the task of keeping the voting system up and running and safe and secure. >> it did cross my mind that there is a possibility things could be messed. >> she voted early and trusts
goes in the machine you don't know what happens after that. >> the supervisor of elections says don't worry checks and balances are in place. >> after this election our board will randomly select one of the races and we'll find all the ballots and hand count them, hand count those ballots to once again ensure that the machines are countsing accurately. >> donald trump has suggested people should watch sites people allowed inside stations are registered voters, workers and poll watchers. deputies will patrol polling places and areas around there in case there are any problems. so far 242,000 people have participated in early voting in hillsborough county, 176,000 mailed in their ballots. he has faith that each and every ballot is counted fairly. >> if they want everything to be
with the faith of the people. >> and all systems in hillsborough have been tested. we're told they're performing well. polls open tomorrow morning at 7 and will remain open until 7 p.m., anyone in line when the polls close will be allowed to vote. . >> and don't forget news channel # is your headquarters for your political coverage on election day. we'll begin at be 4:30 and and continue untilhe closed. you can also check wfla.com or our app for the very latest information all along the way. manatee county sheriffs office is investigating the deadly shooting of an 18-year old bradenton girl. someone shot her owner the 3,300 block of 4th street east. she was taken to the hospital where she later died. investigators tell us they do not believe that this was a random accident, anyone
and this morning a bay area mother is hospitalized after a horrible crash on i-75 in hillsborough county. it took the lives of her 2 children and their father. 31-year old ronald greene the second, his 9-year old daughter and 5-year old son died in the crash on i-75 early sunday morning. tiffany young when troopers believe he lost control of his vehicle and flipped over a barrier. friends who knew the father are shocked. >> avenues family man, he would go to work and come home here. the only time you see him catch him in the yard if he's out doing something in the yard. >> investigators are still trying to figure out what caused that horrific crash. they believe that greene may have been driving under the influence but are waiting on the
we want to get you out to sarasota where donald trump has taken the stage. he is speaking. let's take a listen as the nomir president makes his final face-to-face plea with bay area voters. . >> the system is totally rigged. hillary clinton should not even be allowed to run for the presidency of the united states, she shouldn't be allowed to run. it's disgraceful, what's happening -- what's happening is a disgrace, and our country is the laughing stock all over the world with what's happening with our justice, our country is a laughing stock all over the world they're laughing. if we win -- well, you know, what you can do, go out and vote tomorrow, that's what you can do, i'll tell you.
that's where you beat the rigging, folks. if we win the corrupt politicians and donors lose, if they win the american people lose big league. this is it, folks, we will never have another opportunity, not in 4 years, not in 8 years, it will be over with supreme court justices with people pouring into our country. . >> you've been listening to republican presidential nominee donald t sarasota right now. if you'd like to continue to hear what he has to say right now it is live streaming on wfla.com, you can check it out there, in the meantime we're going to be back with more news channel 8 today
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>> it's called the man kin challenge all you do is pose and it is everywhere right now. >> it looks pretty cool. >> football teams are having a blast with it, the steelers, the dallas cowboys on the jet backs to texas. >> college football, the university of utah, it's everywhere and it's fun to watch because you can get really creative with it. >> here's one thing about this. >> okay. >> i saw one and it was a bunch of college kids looking at their phone and i wouldn't have known it was anything other than them staring at it. >> al roker held the pose this morning. >> if you just look at your cell phone you can be anywhere. this morning the sun rose so early before 7:00. this is a
picture from debbi in the winter haven area. you've got to get up early to see the sunrise. now, it's nice an sunny, high, thin clouds around the area. it has been a little breezy. we're going to keep that breeze in the forecast for the rest of the day. breaking down the day warming up quickly to 82 degrees at 1 p.m. we hit around 84 degrees at 3, again that's above average but the breeze makes it comfortable and then, yes, by 7 p.m., a dark sky, the sun will have half before 7:00. 75 degrees though it's still pleasant and clear. it's currently 77 in clearwater. temperatures warmer than yesterday. 79 this lakeland, and the breeze is coming out of the east to northeast. i mean most places now more than 10 miles per hour. 16-mile per hour in lakeland, 14 in sarasota, even gusting up closer to 25 miles per hour for places along and east of i-75.
there you see east to northeast winds at 15 knots. just this thin layer of cloud. we still get plenty of sun just not the bright blue sky. above average a few clouds will continue through the rest of the morning which is now about 45 minutes long before we get into the afternoon. so tomorrow morning it should feel pleasant at the polls as you go to t go to work, then in the afternoon this forecast model says maybe a stray shower, i'm leaving it out of the forecast. you might see some passing clouds otherwise comfortable. so today's high 84 degrees, tomorrow for election day 82 degrees, 81 on wednesday, a cold front that gets close enough to us for a 10% rain chance on wednesday and
an 1 year old insists he never went to the emergency room but still got a $5,000 bill and now his name is tied to a drug overdose case. when nobody else could clear his name he knew he better called shannon behnken. >> he was stunned so receive $5,000 in medical emergency room visit to st. joseph's hospital. >> i did not receive any emergency care whatsoever. >> he is adamant he is not the man who was treated for a drug over doze in august. . >> this is not you. >> yes, ma'am, this is not me. >> the hospital couldn't help. >> and then the only response -- phone call i got was like oh, no, this is you, all the information is pointing straight to you. >> a hillsborough county sheriffs deputy explained he got his name from a roommate after
his name was confirmed by usf police who happened to have his contact information in their computer because he's enroll today start school there next year. >> he's like you look exactly like that dude. that's literally the words that came out of his mouth. >> you're telling law enforcement they got the wrong guy and case closed >> yeah, case closed. >> he did everything he could to clear his name. . >> and his father vouches that he was with h the incident. soy went to the apartment complex to do my own investigating. i showed his photo around and then this happened. >> that's him. >> that's who. >> leon. >> leom. >> not miguel leon. >> so the names are switched because this guy is miguel leon. >> they told me the man who went
resident. could this crack the case for miguel leon? >> what do you guys make of it. >> there's apparently some questions that need to be answered and we'll look into it and determine who is who. we're glad that you brought this to our attention. we're going to try to investigate it and find out what's happening. >> we could not find leon mguel for comment. . >> unbelievable. if you have a problem that needg you better call. the number is on your screen. in our consumer watch now holiday shopping beginning earlier than ever. amazon is among those no longer waiting for one single day, black friday. they're instead treading toward black november, and customers seem to be okay with that. more than 40% have already started their christmas shopping. . >> they're demanding to do their
when it's december they have time to enjoy it with their families. >> earlier holiday shopping means beating the crowds and spreading the big purchases over more paychecks. many retailers will offer more deals to beat their competitors. and toys "r" us is opening at 5 p.m. on the holiday and stay open for 30 straight hours. it's the 4th straight year that toys "r" us is happened this early. it will boost the number friday. it will have toy experts in stores and express check out lanes. well, cast your vote and get a reward. many national chains are offering free bees an other deals on election day tomorrow. show your i voted sticker to get a free doughnut and work off those calories at gold's gym which will give you free access if you show the same sticker.
ride zip car is making more than 7,000 cars available, you just need to reserve online. disney now has permission to fly drones at its theme parks. the faa issued a waiver to disney allowing the drones to be flown during the day and at night. it is good for 4 years but can be cancelled at any time. to be clear this is for disney employees only, not for guests and a disney spokesperson says the drones for entertainment purposes. and today is the first night of wallet disney world christmas parties. mickey's very merry christmas party is on select nights. if you want to just go to the party you can. it's like the holdly wean party, there are special characters out, a special parade and even a special firework show. it's really something.
on right now, it's new movie dr. strange ran away with the box office this weekend. we'll have the details coming up. plus the simpsons are an american consult classic and with some recent news they're on the fast track to history, the mile story of america's favorite yellow family is approaching coming up. and don't forget it's heart walk week. we're just five days away and continuing to fund raise for of the american heart association. we want t have generously donated so far. fuccillo kia is matching the first $50,000 that we raise. the walk is this saturday. i will be there, i hope you will too. the walk starts at 9 and it is certainly not too late to join my team. just go to wfla.com/heartwalk for details. stops. their. subsidies. with amendment 1, you don't pay for someone else's solar.
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. well, the latest comic book super hero to hit the big screen dr. strange joins the marvel universe with a haul of nearly $85 million. they help introduce make i think to the mcu which has seen allredians, the top 3 with nearly 15 million. it's gibson's first return to directing after 10 years. and there seems to be no end in sight for the simpsons. the series was just renewed for its 29th and 30 th seasons. it will have made 669 episodes since its debut in 1990 and that tops gun
show. it had a run of 630 episodes. well, today one of the most famous authors of our team is launching his latest work. steven king is introducing his new novel at the university of maine. the publication marks the 50th anniversary of his entrance in 1966. the university is also the publisher of the new book, hearts in which king reflects on his undergraduate years. up next how this year's vote could swing based on early voting numbers.
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county for 55 years. he used to even take me on house calls. both my parents taught me to help others. that's why i believe in public service. as your governor we got things done, and if you send me to congress we can do it again. i'll protect social security and medicare. defend planned parenthood and women's health care. and i'll take care of our veterans. i'm charlie crist and i approve this message because i'll put you, the people first.
the unfolding case of a serial kill other south carolina, how investigators are linking an accused kidnaper to at least 5 murders, maybe more, plus a shoot out in georgia leaves a deputy dead and another fighting for his life. see how that all went down. and both about hillary clinton and be donald trump are going after a key demographic on this final day of campaigning, minority voters, coming up we'll tell you why early voting could have a major impact on tomorrow's election. and good morning. thank you i want to head your work week weather.ck on >> it's really warming up quickly out there but it is a beautiful day. half about a half hour before we hit the lunchtime. yeah, there are some passing clouds a little bit of a breeze especially in places east of i-75, it's already 80 in tampa. we've hit 81 currently in venice and sarasota.
above average. the average is 80, i'm expecting 84 and we stay a little above average tonight with an overnight low of 64 degrees and then it's time for election day. by the way, did you know that the election is tomorrow? in case you didn't it is tomorrow. if you go to the polls before you head to work 64 degrees and comfortable. 78 around lunch time hour, then the polls will close 74 degrees a gorgeous evening just a little bit breezy, over the next couple of days we do trend coo get to friday, veterans day 79 degrees and emoji man is giving it the big thumbs up. on the campaign trail today early voting data has suggested a huge spike in hispanic voters but a drop in the african american vote. . >> reporter: early voting data
latino turnout, hispanic early turnout has increased 129% from 2008. the hispanic early vote here accounts for 14% of ballots cast, president obama carried the hispanic vote in the last election, democrats believe this coupled with donald trump's language in addressing latinos is a reason why they will see victory in florida. >> what we're seeing this cycle s the rhetoric that donald trump has used, very anti-hispanic, very anti-immigration. we're seeing this huge surge in hispanic voters. >> reporter: early voting among african americans is down 7% here in florida compared to 2012. . >> you know the intensity is just simply not there on the democratic side particularly in the african american communities. >> reporter: democrats say the
finished in florida all we can do is wait and see how the turnout is tomorrow at the polls. and across america this morning 2 central georgia deputies shot as they responded to a fight between neighbors. one died, the other is fighting for his life. officials say when sergeant patrick sondron and deputy smallwood arrived on the scene who called 911. apparently his neighbor threatened him with a gun and when they went to speak with him he opened fire. >> they walk maybe 10, 15 yards or so and they came under fire. they were both struck, they both went down right there. >> police say sondron died from his injuries and smallwood is in critical condition. they say
police custody. also in georgia right now jurors are hearing closing arguments in the case of ross harris, he is the man on trial for leaving his toddler son to die in a hot car. here's a live look at the courtroom right now as those closing arguments are already underway. harris is charged with murder and other crimes in the death of his 22-month old son cooper. prosecutors say he left his son to die intention responsibilities while pursuing sexual affairs outside of his marriage. the defense says it's nothing more than a tragic didn't. right now authorities are resumed their search for possible remains buried in south carolina. this is where a missing woman was found alive last week chained inside a metal container. so far 2 bodies have been found, one of them the boyfriend of that woman. it's now believed the man accused of
killer. investigators say colehelp has confessed to 4 murders and may have killed even more people. 4 of those happened 13 years ago at a motorcycle shop in south carolina. >> it gives me closure in knowing what happened that day, it doesn't bring the peace that you would think one would -- would feel. >> investigators uncovered his reign of a public transit worker strike that slowed philadelphia's commute to a crawl has now come to an end just in time for election day. workers have announced a tentative 5-year contract that will bring 4,700 plus employees back to work after a 6-day strike. city leaders were worried if it continued through election day voters might not get to the polls.
service to return to normal. both sides hailed the deal as being fair to all. >> we know that the strike has caused hardship for thousands of our riders and are regret this disruption. >> we in this together, the workers and the management, it's working together and you're going to have like in any family you're going to have some differences of opinion. . >> the deal still must be ratified by union members appeared approved by the board. and around the world a australia. a baby koala found zipped inside a bag. during her arrest the woman told police about the koala, not quite believing her they had to see it for themselves and sure enough there was a baby boy koala. she says she found it. the koala is believed to be about 6 months old, seemed to be in good health although a bit dehydrated. staying down under for this
set pretty high again for outrageous marriage proposals. this croc handler starting waxing about his girlfriend. he brought the croc out of the water and proposed. . >> and of course she said yes, if your boyfriend is facing you on one knee with a croc to his back what else are you going to do, right. last week we had a story about a man stealing a kit kat from a car and it went viral. they have made sure the victim will never be hungry again. plus fans say this new device helps them fight cellulite, does
>> and bucs nation is looking grim right now but not all hope is lost. we'll take a look at the second half of the season coming up. >> and we have a beautiful picture sent in last evening bright blue sky couple of clouds and the beauty of birds going to be another gorgeous day today. i will let you know when i did add in some rain chances and how big those chances are coming up. 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,
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last week remember well it went viral. >> a college student found it was stolen out of his cup holderment the they have was nice enough to leave a note saying he was hungry. >> well, that student now check that out, they sent him literally a carload of bars to make up for it. there at the top you see the note but what a break for hunter he's not going to have to worry about them for a good long time.
the 2 thumbs up. you lose one but gain a carful. >> and it goes viral again. >> exactly. it's been a beautiful morning so far. we do have these high, thin clouds so it's acting sort of as a filter for the sun but getting couple more of the clouds to be thicker now. this is what it looks right now. 76 degrees east breeze a little high there at about 11 miles per hour. so the sun rose so early this morning. people on social media saying am i late for work it's already so bright? well it rose at 6:46. unfortunately it's going to get dark very early. the sun will set tonight at 5:41. before it sets this is what we expect, # 2 warming up nicely, it's going to be breezy. and with a low humidity it's still really comfortable but
7 p.m. so temperatures already falling down to 75 degrees. warming up above average already, 82 in brandon, 80 in tampa, look at clearwater 85, it's not just us. a lot of the country gripped in much warmer than average temperatures. it's 60 in chicago right now. they're loving that. 56 in wicita. we had rainfall across the center of the way down into louisiana. so since it's mopped we always like to give you the long range forecast so you know what to expect all week long. high pressure clockwise winds that's why we have the east breeze, partly cloudy sky today and tomorrow. here's this weak cold front i'm putting in about a 10% rain chance with it for wednesday and thursday. and then it's not bringing us really cooler air it knocks us back to afternoon which is 80 degrees
week. a few clouds today a high of 84 degrees and a pleasant evening, lows tonight at 64 here's the 8-day forecast, 82 degrees pretty perfect weather for voting day, we have veterans day on friday, saturday not looking too bad as the 10% rain chance should be really good weather for the heart walk. 61 degrees is p weather and we're doing it for a great cause >> yes, very excited. in an # on your side alert if you're on facebook, instagram or pinterest you probably seen a lot of women talk about blasting their fat away. >> fascia is a hot buzz word and some say knowing about fascia maybe the key for fighting
to do a blaster review. >> trending on social media women trying to reduce the signs of cellulite with a new device called the fascia blaster. >> fitness parody is a fan. >> i'm looking on instagram and somebody come up with this blaster and i'm like i need to get it as well. whoever did this is going to kill it because it works. >> she believes that manipulating the connective issue under our sn . >> you're struggling with cellulite it's due to this build up. >> the fad is based on the deep tissue message called roll fit. supporters believe it can shape your body inside and out. >> there's the fat cells that live in the outer layer. >> top athletes and weekend warriors alike come to thompson
full of fluid, all of that outer part will get fluffy and it's not healthy. >> thompson says that manipulating the fascia works because it releases fluids trapped in the tissue beneath your skin making the skin look smoother. >> she didn't lose any weight, that's 3 and a half weeks later. >> and the makers claim it can help people try this technique at home. >> so it's actually grabbing ahold of your skin and your fascia. k down and melt that down so you're going to see the difference you know from -- could be 10 dimples down to 2. >> devices like the blaster work on the surface and fans say they see fewer dimples appeared wrinkles after they use it. while this is a hot trend right now it's also controversial because many call this a pseudoscience. so like a lot of alternative treatments you have to decide for yourself if it
do to your can body, talk to your doctor. all right now, we're heading over to sports. in bucs news the team gets back to practice today. now, the buccaneers look ahead to chicago, the bears are last in their division at 2-6 but most of that without qb jay cutler and he is they have not yet at home this season. >> first half of the season didn't feel like we wanted it but there's 2 halves. so we get a break. we start the second half of the season at home. . >> kick off against the bears is sunday at 1. . >> and since week one the bucs
in the standings now, they trail the falcons by 2 and a half games, making up 2 and a half games with 8 to go is difficult. like our nfc south rivals the saints have won four of their last 5. it puts them second in the division. the bucs are third with the same record as carolina, 3-5. and there's a changing of the guard out in the defending super bowl champion broncos, oakland hasn't won that division since 2002 but with their 30-20 win they now sit alone atop that division. raider qb was 20 of 31 for 184 yards and word around the league is he's going to get a monster deal after this season. now, let's bring you back to bay area sports and the
ay not know. my hair used to be way better. i played quarterback. my dad was a doctor here for 55 years. i swim every morning. and yes, i'm a fan of fans! and in congress i'll get things done for pinellas county. i'll protect social security and medicare, defend women's healthcare and planned parenthood, and take care of our veterans. i'm charlie crist and i approve this message. because i'll put the people first. always have, and always will. welcome back. if you long for simpler times that includes family dinners than this story is for you. >> we have found a place in new york where grandmas from all over the word are serving up a tasty treat of home thanks to one man's love of cooking from the heart.
again, but anna teka maria does come pretty close, a restaurant where grandma is in the kitchen, maybe not your grandma, but somebody's. >> that's my grandmother. >> after losing his grandmother the owner lodged for the good old days. >> to go back in time to those days when my grandmother was in the >> so he placed an ad and grandmothers were soon ruling the kitchen. he calls it control chaos. not everyone speaks english and the grandmothers can be competitive. >> it gets a little dies see. >> but the end result is people coming from all over. they were such a hit he opened it up to
pakistan, and turkey among more than a dozen nationalities. >> they say thank you, delicious i'm so happy. >> she hits the russian shops for authentic ingredients. >> i grew up with this meal. >> and it's one of the grandmas now giving lessons in the restaurant. she says the secret is cooking from the heart. . >> did you ever think you were going to be a chef? >> no, no. >> a dream on both sides of the burner. >> it's delicious, he was wonderful. >> just like grandma used to make. . >> maybe. >> this food is way better. i'm sorry grandma. . >> better than grandma's? >> well those are some good grandma cooks. and i can use some chicken noodle soup right now because i've been under the weather.
better. >> at her home because she knew how to take care of you too. >> did she have a specialty. >> her biscuits. >> yeah, same with mine. >> she knew anytime i was at her house she would make sure that that was available for me. >> sound great. it's going to be a beauty of day out there for all of us. 84 degrees today. tomorrow for election day 82 degrees no rainfall in the forecast and only 10% chances wednesday and thursday and we honor all the veterans oid >> absolutely. >> and that does it for us i'll be back here on first at 4 and tonight at 6. make it a great
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