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good evening counting down toto election night. hillary clinton and donald trump are on their last campaign push through battleground states. it was also a busy day for poll workers. just in hillsborough county alone there are more than 300 precincts. jana jones joins from one of the precincts. >>reporter: jen this precinct will open in less than 12 hours and for those who haven't voted yet they will be able to vote in what many are the biggest election in american history. >> you may not compare voting to football, but the hillsborough county supervisor of elections calls tomorrow a championship game. >> this is kind of equivalent to a super bowl quite frankly. >>reporter: for months and months craig latimer says he's prepared much like the two candidates. >> we've trained 3100 poll workers so that when they come to vote they are going to be able to help them in a system. we've deployed equipment to over 280 polling sites
of early voting. >>reporter: early voters made history. in hillsborough county more than 200,000 people voted early. close to 200,000 voted by mail. those numbers not surprising to latimer. >> we've added a hundred thousand more voters to our rolls since 2012. yes we've already had more people voted early we've had more people voted by mail but we also have a hundred thousand more voters. >>reporter: while many have already received their i will still be a big crowd tomorrow. >> i think we're going to have a robust turn out. in 2012 we voted 62% of our voters prior to election day and we had 240,000 people to show up on election day. >>reporter: it's quiet here now but poll workers will get here at 6:00 in the morning. you can get here and vote at 7:00 and just a reminder if you need to vote tomorrow, you have to go to the precinct that this
78. it is the eve of the election and hillary clinton's campaign has brought some star power to st. petersburg. the get out the vote concert is over at albert whitted park in st. pete. part campaign rally part jimmy buffett concert. vice-president joe biden spoke for 20 minutes. he told the crowd the election is really they the hands of florida voters saying if hillary wins in the sunshine state it's over. biden took several jabs at donald trump too. >> this election your hands. it's in the hands of the people of florida. we can go to bed pretty early once the results of this state come in. i really mean it. >> the vice-president said in the end the joyce choice is between a candidate who inspires fear and diversion over hope and optimism. hillary clinton is in fill tonight for a big ral hill. president o and the first lady will also be about there bruce springsteen and john bon jovi
joined thousands of supporters at a rally in sarasota today. it was his last push to win voters in this battleground state. john rogers covered the rally for us and has more on trump's message for area voters. >> . >>reporter: the republican nominee spent most of his hour long speech detailing his lance for the presidency repeeling obamacare highlighting economic policies and cleaning washington f corruption he briefly addressed the latest news take the fbi won't file charges against clinton. believe what's going on with the fbi and what's going on with the department of justice. nobody. >>reporter: donald trump is encouraged by the close poll numbers in battleground states including florida. soda he worked to inspire the crowd and win over undecided voters. >> just imagine what our country could accomplish if we started working together as one people under one god saluting one american flag.
take john rogers news channel 8. a woman who was caught on camera stealing her neighbor's campaign sign is back. once again the woman on the golf cart is seen here taking another clinton sign from her neighbor's yard in land o' lakes. lisa said both thefts happened a week a par. the woman has not been identified but this time she has decided to press charges. >> this time i filed a report you know. i chalked the first one up to political shenanigans and you know i just said i'll let it go. li was just going to let it go. now i'm really angry. i'm really really angry this is harassment. >> trump supporters have also complained about their signs stealing signs is illegal and those caught could be charged with a misdemeanor. all eyes are on a tighten ing senate race in florida. mark 0r played stops in brandon and orlando today while congressman patrick murphy is
candace mccowan has the latest. >>reporter: they spent their last day along the i-4 corridor showing how important this area is to both of them. >> we have one day to go. >>reporter: senator marco rubio working the fire up the crowd. dozens there to welcome him and rubio confident about tuesday. >> i can't wait for tomorrow night i can't wait for wednesday morning so we can get to work putting this country back on track. >>reporter: not much reason for rubio to not feel confident. quinnipiac poll shows rubio 7 points ahead of his ahead the entire race. but another poll from survey monkey shows murphy is ahead with rubio trailing by one point. rubio also wrapping up his day with campaign event also in miami this evening. in tampa candace mccowan news channel 8. the professional firefighters of florida is no longer endorsing amendment one. after hearing from more than a thousand members who were not
firefighters of florida unanimously rescinded their support. they aren't urging people to vote no they aren't urging them to vote yes. >> it's been very controversial on both sides. and so we didn't go to a vote no position. we just withdrew our endorsement and took no position. >> the rescinding of the endorsement is the secretary major gaffe for the utility backed amendment. in october james madison institute vice-president was heard on a leaked tape saying utilities were using solar's po headquarters for political coverage on election day we'll be with you as you cast your vote as the counts come in and projectsss are made. you can check wfla.com for our app and follow us on social media as well using #wfla politics. tons of ways you can follow this because election day is tomorrow. i don't know if you'd heard. >> nice picture of you guys. >> that's what we're here for. slow good pictures, tell good stories. >> yeah.
>> i can handle that. won't be involved in any election coverage but i will give you a good weather forecast. in fact nice to report the weather is fantastic. election day weather tomorrow starting out nice plenty of sunshine 65 degrees. maybe a few high clouds but very nice to start the day at midday a lot of folks perhaps getting out to vote at lunch time 76 degrees plenty of sun. as the polls close temps slowly falling into the lower # 0ed we're seeing that tonight with dew point down a little t. and we did see some beautiful sunset photos passing across the region tonight. kelley sent us one from apollo beach this evening and we saw very colorful sky both the sunrise and sunset today. our temperatures over the next 8 days not a bad category. 80 degrees is our average starting a bit warmer. we had 82 degrees today. something similar tomorrow but a cold front is expected to pass later wednesday into thursday. that will put us in a very nice category and very close to our average given the time of year
these are the current numbers 76 clearwater beach, 730 december a apollo 72. 68 degrees in brandon lakeland 72 degrees. 70 dade city. arcadia north port 71. crystal river and 74 in czar society society a. we'll have more on that forecast including a look ahead to your weekend coming up. today on better call behnken results a tampa name with a name mix up received somebody else's hospital bill. we'l investigation helped fix this mistake. adventure island is closed for the season but emergency responders from all over the state got the call to respond
slides and lazy river is a backdrop for a statewide firefighter convention. >>reporter: what's going on inside the park could save you and a loved ones life. when city of miramar fire rescue arrived on the scene he and his crew found multiple trauma victims in desperate need of help. >> he's a construction worker and he slipped way saw he was walking with it. trauma isn't real cliff and his crew take the training and competition very seriously. >> we have to be very dynamic like i said, earlier digging through our bags trying to find the right drug and right medication making sure we start our iv. things are moving rather quickly it looks chaotic but it's called organized chaos i guess. >>reporter: the competition lasts two days the will crown a
throughout the state for a whole year. allred news channel 78. a we'll tell you the service tesla will soon begin charging for. don't throw your i voted sticker away. we'll show you the freebies that can help you score on election day. remember this year's heart walk just a couple of days away and you can still join stacie schaible's team. kia is matching the firs wfla/heart walk for details. r . to stop unfair subsidies, vote yes on amendment 1. ? ? lookin' out on the morning rain ? ? i used to feel so uninspired ?
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marco rubio didn't show up and failed us when he did. i am patrick murphy. to get things done, you've got to show up. you've got to work together. whether it's protecting social security and women's health care or growing the economy, instead of pointing fingers. i am patrick murphy and i approve this message because i'll never stop working for you. why are out-of-state billionaires attacking amendment 1? because amendment 1... stops. their. subsidies. with amendment 1, you don't pay
1. on wall street today the dow was up 371 points the s & p 500 was up 46 and nasdaq was up 119. apple wants to help make sure you're getting enough sleep. iphones have a new feature called bedtime which allows users to habits and build a consistent sleeping regimen. after configureing a bedtime alarm and wake up alarm for your varying schedule the iphone will remind you when it's time for bed depending on the time of day you set. iphone will guide you through the set up process. tesla will soon start charging for charging all owners of tesla cars ordered after january 1st, 2017 will be charged a fee to charge their electric vehicles at the
1,000 miles of free usage annually. tesla did not reveal pricing for the fee but called it a small fee that would cost less tennessee price of filling a comparable gas car. the changes will not impact current owners. good news for drivers. gas prices are dropping at the pump and could soon take an even bigger tumble in the coming days. right now the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded guys in florida week according to aaa the trend is likely to continue with prices dropping a dime or more in the next week. there's good news for avocado lovers too the supplies have started to increase and prices are expected to come down over the next several weeks. growers strike in mexico called a shortage which pushed prices up by doubling and some cases triple from a year ago. toys 'r us will be burning the midnight oil on
p.m. local time on the holiday and will stay open for 30 straight hours. to help you get and out faster there will be more employees working, toy experts on hand and express check out lanes. so cast your vote and get a reward. many national chains are offering freebies and other deals on election day. just show your i voted sticker at krispy kreme to get a free doughnut work off those calories at gold gym will give you free access same i voted sticker. need a ride to the polls zip car is making more than 7,000 cars available for free if you reserve online. . tonight results in a better called behnken investigation a young man who received a huge hospital bill for carey insists he didn't sever is not on the hook
the hospital. a big weight is liveed from miguel leon's shoulders. >> they believe you now. >> sounds great. yeah. i mean i wish it would have been like sooner. >>reporter: leon insists he was never at st. joseph's hospital on august 27th when someone registered under his name was treated for an apparent overdose to the drug molly. hillsborough county sheriff's records also list the patient as miguel leon. >> i'm not okay with that at all since that's going to go on okay with that. i would have done anything to like get that off my name. >>reporter: when authorities wouldn't listen miguel turned to me last week to get answers. i found out the deputy got his name from the patient's roommate after he responding to an overdose near the university of south florida. his name was confirmed by usf police who had his contact information in their computer because he's enrolled to start
found this. >> that's him. >> that's who. >> leon miguel. >> leon miguel. >>reporter: that's right. leon mcgill not miguel leon. apartment management will the same story. >> the names are switched because this guy's miguel leon. >>reporter: soda i followed up with the hospital. >> so how did he get treated under this other person's name? >>reporter: leon is hopeful his name will soon also be cleared by law enforcement and he's relieved he else's care. >> i'm just glad it's over now. i'm really glad. >>reporter: the next thing to clear up is miguel leon's record with law enforcement. hillsborough county sheriff's office has agreed to take another look and amend their record if they need to. shannon behnken 8 on your side. if you have a problem shannon behnken wants to hear about it. here's the number 1-855-
not a bad evening watching the flag here got much of a breeze little bit northeast wind at 5 miles per hour still moving old glore around. 72 degrees our current temperature. looking for some rain in the forecast. last time we had measurable rain october 15th. that's right as we move throughout the time period count each day 23 days now up to the 7th of no official rain at that location. really not plaintiff rain anywhere. this is the dry season but it's really kind of especially dr 73, 65 degrees at 7:00 a.m. 82 at 4:00 p.m. tomorrow as we mentioned very nice in the way of voting weather tomorrow. 70 our current temperature apollo beach plant city 67, weeki wachee st. petersburg, 73 degrees right now. 72 lakeland, 68 inverness and 72 in venice and sarasota. very pleasant night comfortable humidity as well. we're seeing a few clouds breeze in from the west clear skies and high clouds maybe a few mid level clouds left over. high pressure is our big
place. but a cold front is up the road. election day looks pretty get here throughout the day on tuesday you can see in the afternoon mix of sunshine and clouds and above normal temperatures. the cold front slated for later wednesday into thursday approaches the area. deeper moisture back to the west. more rain over the gulf of mexico but as we kind of move across the peninsula maybe a few extra clouds for us the rain chances are fairly low. next three days, tuesday, wednesday, thursday. rain chances are very low. we up it a little bit at 10% for wednesday and thursday. friday by the way is veteran's day. i'll be out there florida national cemetery again honored to be out there. that's on friday. and then of course we have the heart walk coming up on saturday. lot going on because this is the great time of year for outdoor event because the weather is so fine. >> bee we out got to get through election day tomorrow. >> yes we do. >> eye on the prize we'll start focusing on wrest of the
charlie brown is new? what? dream works, patrols, felix the cat and tricks say the bouncing dog. i will be among them. looking for a special way to ring in the new year. of course you are steve j. how about partying it up with justin bieber sounds up your alley. all you have to do is shell out $500,000 and you and 9 of your closest friends hopefully i'll be among them will be able to celebrate flu years the beebs at the fontainebleau in miami. >> 500,000 per person. >> no just for the group because you and your pals will spend five nights at the reinvolve throwing back $65 of champagne. it includes a stage front table at bieber's poolside concert for a cool half a mill. you could write a check for that. >> send me a gift card with that that will be nice.
that sounds like a gift that keeps on giving. that's going to do it for us we're back at 11:00. with pharell. now on "extra." ? extra, extra ? ? extra, extra ? beyonce, katy perry, jon bon jovi, hollywood's last minut >> this is an incredibly important election for all of america. >> as the donald slams hillary celebrity stumpers. >> we don't need jay-z to fill up arenas. we got sarah palin trumpeting trump. >> he's not a politician, thank god for that. >> what she thinks of alec baldwin on "snl." and chelsea on friends with ivanka. mariah's prenup plans
wanted james packer to give up if they ever divorced. joe jonas dating a "game of thrones" star? eddie murphy's beautiful girlfriend, paige, how she looks six months after giving birth. >> what's the secret? in the ex-"extra" feed, kim kardashian seeking a surrogate for baby number three? plus, eddie redmayne on his "fantastic colin farrell. >> your personal masseuse? >> now from universal studios hollywood, the entertainment capital of l.a. hey, everyone, welcome to "extra," i'm mario lopez. coming up, brad pitt going to work with angelina. new custody battle twist coming up. also coming up, mario, two weekend celebrity wedweddings. photos and details coming up. first just hours before the election, hollywood is going all
donald trump is letting them have it with both barrels. >> down to the wire. >> get out there. >> only hours to go. and now final star-studded push for the clinton campaign. rock stars bruce springsteen and jon von jovi who belted out his hit with harmonica playing v.p. hopeful, tim kaine. ? performing again tonight in philadelphia. >> i think that this is an incredibly important election for all of america. katy perry and the democratic nominee already with madam president" robe declaring why she's with her. >> hillary is ready and qualified to do the job since day one. >> i want my daughter to grow up seeing a woman lead our country. >> beyonce and jay-z hitting the trail in cleveland. here's what you didn't see. queen bee in an "i'm with her"