tv Good Day Tampa Bay 7AM FOX August 10, 2016 7:00am-8:01am EDT
((jen- welcome to the seven o'clock hour of good day tampa bay. i'm jen epstein filling in for laura moody. >>jennifer: welcome to the 7:00 hour of "good day." >>russell: a shooting has shut down part of dr. king b vanessa following that for us right now. >>vanessa: good morning. we want to start off with a sky fox shot. this is a still shot because this is a sensitive scene. we don't want to show you anything disturbing. we do know it's involving a shooting. there's an investigation underway shutting down the area of mlk so that's shut down eastbound and westbound at the intersection with forbes road to just east of there. we know that somebody is dead. you can see from the shot here, you have quite a few deputies on scene. i would expect an extended
avoid mlk at forbes road. we're already seeing delays in the area, some work arounds for you. u.s. 92. if you take 92, we're starting to see traffic stacking up in the westbound direction there so another work around to the south. sydney road. we'll watch this one closely and let you know more details. >>dave: for many, it's back to school. we're dusting off the school bus forecast. it's a decent start to t mid to upper 70s. it's muggy out but we don't have any significant rain on the radar yet. we will have showers and thunderstorms popping up on skytower radar later this morning along the coast and then shifting inland during the afternoon. but not before we get to the mid to upper 80s. >>jennifer: we start with a tragedy at a police training academy. an officer accidentally shot and killed a 73-year-old woman during a role playing scenario. >>russell: investigators are
ammunition in it. shayla reaves is at the punta gorda police station right now with the latest on what's going on and the search for answers. good morning. >>reporter: yeah. good morning to you. there are certainly a lot of questions surrounding this situation and getting those answers could take some time. right now we're on the back side of the public safety complex housing the punta gorda police department. this is an area right there on the other side of that caution tape where individuals can cross at this time. this includes, of course, the florida department of law enforcement. we've learned that the police chief for the punta gorda police department has asked that agency to conduct an independent investigation into the events unfolding. we're told this all started with a love role playing exercise when to use and not use lethal force. it happened as part of the
a training session attended by more than 30 people. among those who attended, 73-year-old mary nolten. she was randomly selected to take part in what was supposed to be a, quote, shoot, don't shoot scenario. instead, simulation became reality when a live round struck nolten who later died from injuries. the officer involved has been placed on administrative type of case. listen to what the punta gorda police chief had to say. >> our police department and all our city leaders are absolutely devastated for everyone involved in this unimaginable event. i am asking that if you pray, you pray for mary's husband and family and for all of the officers and witnesses that are involved in this incident. everyone involved is in a state
roich >>reporter: this was part of an eight session citizen training program designed to introduce citizens here in punta gorda to different aspects of city government and the course on tuesday was just one component of that. according to her facebook page, mary nolten was from minnesota but lived in punta gorda. she was a board member for friends of the library, a lu promote awareness of appreciation for and use of the punta gorda library. we're going to continue to follow this story throughout the day as that investigation into how this happened, the events surrounding what happened continues throughout the day. i'll be back with another live report for you coming up in the next hour. back to you. >>russell: just horrible. horrible. all right. we'll talk later. thank you. >>jennifer: 7:04. tampa police are searching for
at least 22 homes have been broken into in the south tampa area alone. this is surveil yans -- surveillance video from the house. he left no fingerprints behind. the group was seen leaving a house monday in a blue kia but police believe they are switching out cars regularly. if you have any information, call crime stoppers. zika outbreak in miami is getting worse. >>russell: the total so far to 21. the arts and restaurant district for the -- where the mosquito areas have been spotted, people are trying to stay away from the area. it's north of miami downtown. business owners have only had a few customers. planes have been dropping insecticides trying to kill off the mosquitos. governor scott is growing
funding to fight the virus. >> it's disappointing, they went on recess right when hurricane was starting, rainy season starting. the federal government, the white house, congress, they need to come together. they need to be a partner. this is not just a state issue. this is a national, international issue. >>russell: well, so far health officials think the transmission f the virus by mosquitos is only taking place in that wynwood area, less than one >>jennifer: delta airlines is desperately trying to resume a full flight schedule. they're already reporting although least 90 flight cancellations for today. that's in addition to the 1600 worldwide over the pass two days. it affects power outage at the main hub in atlanta. that became a global system shutdown stranding thousands of passengers. delta gave them $200 vouchers. airline is still trying to get everyone where they want to go. >>russell: all right.
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>>dave: almost 7:08. 77 degrees outside this morning. 74 the dew point. i'll tell you what. it's actually a very nice start to the day. a little break in the action. we're getting sunshine now. don't let me wrong. a lot of moisture in the atmosphere. later this morning along the coast, we'll push it inland this afternoon and high temperatures are going to sneak their way back in the mid to upper 80s. >>russell: parents, we want you to share your pictures on this first day of school. just post them to facebook, instagram, twitter with the hashtag, "good day" tb. we'll share as many as possible throughout the morning. i was asleep at the wheel. sorry. introducing dunkin's new cold brew coffee, steeped slowly in cold water for small batches with an ultra-smooth, full-bodied flavor.
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northbound and southbound so that traffic appears to be unaffected. but it's the eastbound, westbound drivers stopped at the intersection and of course, just east of here is where the actual shooting scene is taking place. looks like some emergency crews are still showing up and investigators so they're letting those folks pass. this is a look at the scene itself. it appears to involve two vehicles from what we're able to tell and we do know that this is a fatal shooting scene. ml work arounds, u.s. 92 and sydney road. as far as the delays in the area, we are starting to see traffic stack up in the area of turkey creek road so northbound-southbound where drivers are being detoured off and u.s. 92 that's one of the main work arounds. if you do plan on taking 92, keep in mind you'll be jammed up in the westbound direction. so far sydney road looks good. pinellas park, earlier we told
in the down position blocking the intersection, 62nd avenue north at 49th street north. that has cleared. >>dave: some of the flooding in pasco county should be over soon, if not already. it's actually pretty dry overnight thankfully and at one point, a few dozen roads have flooding issues. so far, though, no homes. the county working on ways to reduce the risk of flooding in the future. it could be worse because look at t arizona. that is the top of a car under all that water. tucson has gotten several inches of rain from the remnants of tropical storm javier and it's still raining over in that area. now, we're still going to deal with showers and thunderstorms. i don't want to you think that. now that that low is gone, everybody is good. it's going to be dry again. we still have a lot of moisture in the atmosphere but rather than the big rain bands all day
on startgohers thunderstorms from the coastline to inland locations during the afternoon. just kind of get back to normal. so we do have some cloud cover around. we're not crystal river but we do have enough blue. how about the hudson camera? it was just dark yesterday and there were raindrops all over the camera so a much better look. polk county, that's beautiful. lakeland, mirror, we have that beautiful sunshine. every once in a while, skytower radar shows us the tiniest of sprinkles, okay? as we get into the late morning hours and we see the winds begin to shift to more of an onshore flow, we will start to pop up showers along the coast and then push them inland. so keep your skytower radar app handy. it's an awesome tool. you're going to need it. it's august. we're still in the rainy season. so to point that out for you,
even though the rain chances may drop over the next few days, we still have to deal with afternoon storms. go back to the coast, a little warmer brandon, tampa, both at 77. 78 degrees in the bradenton area. big picture, this whole front just hanging around over south georgia, that pesky low is still spinning around. the thing is, it's spinning closer and louisiana so they're going to see all of that heavy rain that we saw, flood watches are out for parts of the area, southeast louisiana and even parts of the florida panhandle are still going to have to deal with the rainfall from the low. but as this moves away and high pressure moves in, we get back to a more normal weather pattern around here which is eventually high temperatures in the lower 90s and the rain chance in the afternoon and evening, still unsettled today.
showers along the coast later this morning, shifting inland later today, 84 degrees. tonight warm, steamy, low 77 and tomorrow, 89 scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms. once again, they'll greet us and for the rest of the week, we'll drop the rain chances down a bit. saturday 40%, sunday 30% and of course, that means we sweat as we make -- we get the high temperatures, russell, back to lower 90s. >>russell: thank you. 7:16 right now. it's meant to be. a flight attendant has a new best friend after a stray dog she found outside a hotel wouldn't take no for an afternoon. olivia made friends with the stray dog. she named him rubio. gave him blanket, food and plenty of attention. rubio was hooked, fell in love. he followed her around, even waited outside of her hotel
enal germany. ssh flight attendant. who months later she came back and found rubio just like she left him, outside of her hotel. well, he -- she worked to find him a home. he escaped from his new owner and he went back to the hotel and found her again. at that point, she can't help it. she's hooked. he was on a plane to playing with his get two siblings in his forever home. friend for life. you have a friend for life there. >>jennifer: yep. that was a sweet story. >>russell: it's a great story. >>jennifer: how to spend your spare money. should you focus on memorable experiences? or possessions? financial experts weigh in. >>russell: tim tebow, the tenacious. he's not giving up on his dream
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so once again, to recap the road closures and what traffic is being affected right now, it's going to be eastbound/westbound traffic through the intersection. it will be stopped at forbes road. best work around is u.s. 92 and sydney road. i mentioned some side streets in the area, turkey creek as well as 92 are starting to jam up with extra traffic. plan extra time for your work arounds and getting around the area. i'm for quite a bit with the road closure. walter allen will be heading to the scene so we'll get to him live, a report from him as soon as we can. while we're checking on roadways, i want to make mention as expected, we do have higher than normal congestion, especially 275 southbound. bearses to i-4, 18 minutes. >>russell: just about 7:23 right now. peaceful gathering broke out
missouri on the second anniversary of michael brown's death. >>jennifer: a car sped through a group of protestors and hit a young man that led to shots being fired. >>russell: this happened last night. people were rallying to mark the shooting death. the car struck the man so who ared, he flew in the area. he was put in a car, taken to the hospital. less than a minute later, the shots. protestors were vehicle. no one inside was hurt. police don't believe the driver intentionally hit the man. no arrests have been made. >>jennifer: a new report is highly critical of the police department in baltimore. it says officers discriminate against blacks and repeatedly use excessive force when it isn't necessary. the reported from the justice department says those officers are not held accountable the way they should. baltimore is where several officers were facing charges for
in police custody. none of them are going to prison. >>russell: malaysia airlines flight 370 hit the ocean at a high speed two years ago. fell at a rate of 20,000 feet a minute. only a few pieces of the plane have been found so far in the indian ocean. 239 people on board. >>laura: police in montreal had to shut down a busy highway after a crash involving multiple vehicles. one of them was a tanker truck carrying flammable it caught on fire, sending thick, black smoke high in the air. about 100 firefighters were sent to the scene. crash killed one person and hurt six others. >>russell: you never know what you're going to find when you go fishing. two men thought they had found a body while canoeing on a lake in wisconsin. it was a prosthetic leg sticking out of a beaver dam. they went on the internet to see if they could find the owner.
he lost the limb last month. it's a spare. he uses it when he goes fishing. gave the two guys a $50 reward for finding it. my fishing leg. >>jennifer: craigslist, who would have thought to do that? it works. >>dave: it's beautiful out there considering the last few days. 77 in tampa. bright sunshine, east-southeast winds at three miles an hour. maybe you're heading to the for you at 76. east-southeast winds at seven. i still believe we're going to have showers and thunderstorms today. a lot of moisture in the atmosphere. it's obvious it's not happening right now. overall rain chance will be this afternoon. 60% today, 50% tomorrow and on friday. then from there, it actually looks like the rain chances go down a little bit for the weekend. we'll talk more about that in a few minutes. >>russell: thank you. new criticisms for donald trump. his latest controversial comment
facing this morning. >>jennifer: and it's back to school today. ken is in pinellas county checking on the kids. good morning. how is it going? >>reporter: it's going great here at lorg -- largo high school because the old school is gone. this is the new one. introducing dunkin's new cold brew coffee, steeped slowly in cold water for small batches with an ultra-smooth, full-bodied flavor. discover the craft of cold brew today and keep on.
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in hillsborough county examine pinellas county but we chose largo high school and it was easy because of what's going on here. the school was built in the late 1950s. it has been redone. $65 million invested in this place. take a look and it shows. also we have a lot of new programs very cutting edge that are really the trend in education. let's go to the assistant principal and talk about career technical education. you have automotive. program here. >> we have brand new lifts, brake, tire balance and mounting, we're really excited. unique opportunities for our students to earn certifications above and beyond the high school diploma. we want them to walk out of largo high with an industry certification of some sort to help them get employed. that post secondary readiness for our scholars. >>reporter: everyone at one point said you have to get a degree in something.
somebody to go into a career field. wedding, i was just told, and tell me if this is right, a welder can start at $85,000 a year. >> that's what we're hearing. we're really excited. we have to get our scholars not only ready for a college endeavor if they're interested but some sort of layer on top of the high school diploma to make them more marketable. we need that in the community. >> we're talking about starting off at >> we're looking at six digits. we're looking at underwater welding. we have an instructor on board that graduated from largo high, went through pinellas technical college and he's given back here. we're looking forward to building partnerships with the community to help largo out. >>russell: you can be certified in microsoft, adobe, you know, all the things that the kids are so good at, they can make money at it. when they get out of school,
we'll have other things happening here at this school and other ones throughout the morning but that is pretty good stuff. something to think about for parents f. you're a kid, maybe going to the university is not your thing but you can make go ahead money and have a career by going through the program they're offering here. back to you. >>russell: very nice. talk later. thank you. another off script moment from donald >>jennifer: he has a distraction as trump tries to show nor dmin on the campaign trail. >> donald trump deviated from his script at a campaign appearance and depending on who was listening, this was either a joke, a reference to political activism or a call to violence. in some ways, it was classic trump, going after hillary clinton. >> if she gets to pick her
folks. although the second amendment peep, maybe there is. i don't know. but i'll tell you what. that will be a horrible day. >> was the second amendment reference a suggestion for gun owners to take matters into their own hands? the clinton campaign says absolutely. and begun to fundraise off of those comments saying it was more evidence that trump isn't qualified. >> nobody who is seeking a leadership position, especially the presidency, the leadership of the country, anything to count on violence and that's what he was saying. >> trump says it was a right for gun rights activists to organize politically. >> even reporters have told me, give me a break, but they're dishonest people. >> the worst part may have been missed opportunities on a day clinton facing new lawsuits from the families of americans killed in the benghazi attacks and new
the gunman at the pulse nightclub attacks was seated directly behind her at a campaign event. all left many republicans shaking their heads. >> it was his careless decision to go off script and try to make a funny which actually was not funny at all and the carelessness adds to how hillary clinton is trying to define him as wreckless and careless. >> and donald trump has been trying to do a better job sticking to the script and staying >>jennifer: look at this. it's the latest poll for florida. it shows hillary clinton and onald trump in a virtual tie. 46% for her, 45 for him. clinton has larger leads in ohio and pennsylvania which are two other battleground states. >>russell: almost 7:35. candidates making a big deal out of a manufacturing jobs during this campaign. they've left a lot of voters
industry is suffering. our money adviser geoff simon from raymond james is in this morning to set the record straight on this one. so what's going on with manufacturing? i know that the job creation may be down, but the output is up. right? >> yeah. if everyone listens only to politicians, you would think that manufacturing just is going down, down, down, down, in fact, going down and they have dropped pretty substantially. but overall, with unemployment, we just had the new jobs numbers come out for july and total job creation was 250,000. manufacturing actually gained 9,000 jobs which was about 1% increase over the past year. so jobs actually in manufacturing aren't going away. they're being created.
it's the value of manufacturing that's remarkable. if you look at it, how does it fit in the overall u.s. economy, it's about 12% of the overall economy of the united states as a result of manufacturing output. the value, if you were to add up what everything is produced by manufacturers, it's $2.4 trillion, huge number. that number, this is the surprising thing. that number is up 40% over the last 15 years, since 2000. what's not up is the number of there are 12.3 million manufacturing jobs and those have dropped 30% since 2000. but they have started to rise again since 2010 so the value of stuff made by manufacturers are up. the number of jobs of people in manufacturing has gone down until the last couple of years. >>russell: i know there are a lot of reasons for something like this.
because robots are doing those jobs but is there an issue with some jobs going overseas as well? >> there is. it's the jobs that have gone overseas are the jobs where the product, the end product is a lower cost product. we're talking about textiles, clothing, things you wear. smaller items, in some cases technology. ipads and so forth, those things are being produced overseas. but the manufacturing jobs that are being created are higher skilled college degrees and so forth. and those folks actually get paid pretty well. if you look at the wages per hour for manufacturing in the u.s., it averages $37.70, almost $38. in germany it's $42. in japan, it's over $23. but then you can see when you go offshore, taiwan, mexico, china is $4.50 per hour.
costs somebody here in the united states for a manufacturing job. the difference is, the manufacturing jobs in the u.s. require higher skills, higher education so people want manufacturing jobs, they've got to get those skills. >>russell: what does it tell you, though, that some of these jobs -- some jobs in manufacturing are coming back, maybe new jobs in manufacturing is coming back? what does that say to you? >> it's very promising. people who have worked in manufacturing opportunities going forward. getting paid $38, $40 an hour is not a bad wage these days. but the secret is, you need to go where those manufacturing jobs are. they're not in every state. manufacturing is only 1% of florida's economy. you may have to go somewhere else and you need to get trained in those technology skills by and large that are required to get these manufacturing jobs. >>russell: got to learn how to adapt. there it is. this was interesting this morning. i'm glad we did this.
>>jennifer: we all know that money can't buy happiness but your happiness could last longer depending on what you buy with that money. cornell university found people should spend more on experiences versus material items. in the long run, hiking the appalachian trail will make you happier than a new tablet. and there are three reasons why. first, we get used to new possessions and that shiny new toy syndrome, it eventually fades. second, we keep always looking for the latest and the greatest. and lastly, the joness are always lurking nearby. when you buy a new car, you're thrilled. that is, until your friends buy a newer car. so true. on the flip side, experiences become part of our identity. they make us who we are. even if the -- the experience is bad, it's only a matter of time before it's just a memory. >>dave: i can see it now.
trail. all of us in a four person tent. in sports the rays end a two game losing streak with a win in toronto beating the blue jays 9-2. pitcher went six strong earnings to earn his second straight win. that's the first time this season he's won consecutive starts. longoria had three hits for the rays. gymnastics team, they won the overall gold medal. that's two in a row. they were just dominant, crushing the competition from start to finish. now it's time for the individual medals. that competition starts tomorrow night. michael phelps added two more gold medals to his collection. he has 21 now. three of them so far from these olympics. phelps won the 200 meter butterfly last night before
4x200 meter freestyle relay. russell? >>russell: well, apparently the olympic spirit is a strong force. i love this picture. it's one of the most shared pictures from the olympics so far. it shows two gymnasts, one from north korea and the other from south korea posing together for a selfie during a training session in the olympic park. two countries have technically been at war more than 60 years but that did not stop these two athletes from posing with each other. selfie a great gesture of the olympic spirit. >>jennifer: really is. the rock made a few of his fast and furious costars a little angry. coming up, the name calling that is making headlines this morning. >>russell: and chasing another dream. tim tebow in training to play a different professional sport and turns out it's something he was pretty good at a while back.
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>>vanessa: our biggest traffic concern is a fatal investigation out of the plant city area. this is an earlier sky fox shot of east of forbes road. once again, mlk, you can see, is shut down. deputies telling us this is a road rang incident that, of course, led to the shooting. walteral sen h -- walter allen s headed to the scene. from a traffic standpoint, mlk shut down at forbes to just east of there and we're also seeing some heavy traffic in the area on those work arounds, u.s. 92
sydney road and turk any creek road northbound is looking slow since that is the connecting road between 92 and mlk. so we'll follow this one continually throughout the morning. meantime, other road problems we're following, manatee county, you have two crashes reported along state road 70 just west of 75. it's blocking the left lane in the eastbound direction. the second one is reported at 68th street blocking one eastbound and one westbound lane. you can see you're building some delays both directions along this roadway. definitely worth some extra time. give yourself extra time here as well out of st. pete, reports of traffic signals out, 71st street north at 54th avenue north. you can see the traffic pattern likely disrupted in the area with the signals being out. >>dave: finally a chance to dry out. it's been water logged the last few mornings. we're going to get more rain
we still have a loft moisture in the atmosphere, but at least you get everybody off to school, first day of school, not everybody, most everybody on a nice note, a drier note, toward the beach it's beautiful as well. again, given all this extra moisture we have in the atmosphere, by the time we get into late morning, early afternoon, we're likely going to pop up the showers right along the coastline. then we'll shift them inland for later today. if you look at the overall rain chance, still decent, but again, it's not like it's been the past few mornings. love the mid to upper 70s that we've had for temperatures early on this morning. and if you can see, see how the showers, they're trying to pop up but it's not happening yet. so we've had nothing more than just a few sprinkles early this morning. there was one that just popped up between hernando-citrus county line and it's next to nothing. as we get into the late morning, early afternoon, going for your
skytower radar app as we do anticipate some showers and thunderstorms to form before marching inland. that big mess of low pressure is not gone, it just shifted out of the area. it's to the west now but notice, it's already beginning to throw out some rain in southern louisiana. it's still raining in tallahassee because of this low. with it kind of pinwheeling around pensacola, mississippi, over to new orleans, all of these areas are going to be extremely wet with the potential of flooding. we allowed high pressure to build in and get us back to a more normal pattern. still moisture, still rain in the forecast. it's not going to be early this morning. late morning, early afternoon along the coast and then inland throughout the day. warm and steamy tonight. tomorrow we'll bring it back down to 50% for the rain chance in the afternoon. it's actually more normal, scattered afternoon and evening
degrees and yes, we might even drop it to 40% or 30% the upcoming weekend. you do that and then you have another whole -- not problem but then the issue is 92 degrees for high temperatures which i think we'll have saturday, sunday and monday. >>russell: the rock has apparently been running his mouth a little too much and some of his fast eight costars are upset. >>jennifer: it's all over instagram tirade he went on earlier this week. monday he took to social media website to unload. he said, quote, my female costars are always amazing and i love them. my male costars, houfrp, are a different story. some conduct themselves as standup men and true professionals while others don't. and if he looks like he's not acting in some scenes and he's really mad, well, he was. since he never named names, now
know who he's referring to. >>russell: tim tebow plans to hold a workout later this month for major league baseball. he's been training in arizona and los angeles trying to improve his hitting and fielding skills. tim was an all state baseball player his junior year in jacksonville, near jacksonville. he had a.494 is that good? >>dave: yeah. yeah. >>russell: i know nothing about this. that was 11 years ago, though. football game his thing right after that. >>jennifer: now he's looking for another thing. >>russell: we already heard there's a minor team somewhere interested in him, right? >>vanessa: out of indiana. >>russell: can you imagine?
charley, what are you doing? >>charley: i think the rays should sign him. are you talking about tim tebow? >>russell: that would fill up some seats at the trop. >>charley: 15 rays jerseys and fill some seats and i'm rooting for the kid. >>russell: always rooting for the kid. >>charley: good for him. i know jennifer epstein loves funnel cake? >>jennifer: my goodness. look at that. >>charley: jennifer epstein, that's got your name written all over it in whipped cream. we're at funky sweets. this is the sweets. there's the funky.
when i decided to write a ton of world famous music after i'd lost my hearing, people thought i was crazy. just like the other day when i wanted chicken for breakfast, people thought i was crazy again. how did everything play out? i went to chick-fil-a for their new egg white grill. it's amazing. and as for the music stuff... (singing) ? i'll bet you ten bucks that you have heard the tune i'm singing now. ? chicken for breakfast. it's not as crazy as you think.
>>charley: i'm coming from funky sweets. that's the 70s themed sweet shop that has just opened in st. petersburg right on fourth street and boy, they've got donuts and funnel cakes and ice cream and coffee in a cool, far out vibe as soon as you step in the door. that's spencer, owns the place. that may or may not be his real hair.
eventually. introduce your crew, first of all. >> i'm spencer. this is my girlfriend erica, my business partner as well and this is alex. >>charley: and go ahead. so that's -- is that funnel cakes? >> yes, sir. absolutely. >>charley: i have to start eating more funnel cakes. >> she does the decorating and security. she's the muscle behind all of it. >>charley: who opens a funnel cake store? what do you think? >> we we live in the area. there was supply and demand. there was no coffee, no ice cream, no donuts, definitely no funnel cakes and seemed like something fun to do. i watched a couple of youtube videos. i thought, i could do that. i don't know that i have but i give it a good effort. >>charley: i'm an entrepreneur. open a business. like you said, you guys were looking for donuts and coffee
and get something sweet. >> we were driving down to south tampa, down fourth street, pinellas park and we just got tired of driving and looking and said, let's give it a shot. >>charley: you're doing mini donuts, funnel cakes, working cow ice cream. >> that's the best. >>charley: we were just there. it is really good. >> we love it. >>charley: you're doing dark canyon coffee. where is that out of? >> south dakota. >>charley: you're from south dakota. >> i am. >>charley: i don ever met anybody from south dakota. from sturgis, the motorcycle rally place. do they all look like that in south dakota? >> yep. >>charley: wow. look at that. that's a heck of a state. all right. so throughout the morning, you're going to -- we'll go over the funnel cakes and talk about how you stack them and get crazy. we'll talk donuts and ice cream and then you'll let us see the secrets to making them? >> absolutely. >>charley: funky sweets, open
the kids after school for a job well done. far out. >>jennifer: can you imagine him with a sugar high? >>russell: see you later. road rage on bay area roads is getting out of control. this morning, hillsborough county investigating a shooting death, a shooting death that appears to have started because of a traffic altercation. >>jennifer: and we're live in punta gorda where a police officer shot and killed a 73-year-old woman during a police we mentioned a few minutes ago, tim tebow, interested in playing major league baseball. coming up at 8:00, he'll explain why at least one expert says he introducing dunkin's new cold brew coffee, steeped slowly in cold water for small batches with an ultra-smooth, full-bodied flavor. discover the craft of cold brew today and keep on.
of breakfast sandwiches, freshly made all day, so you can enjoy them any type of way, any time of day. that's breakfast whenevs. ((russell her name is mary america runs on dunkin'. knowlton.. a 73 year ol her name was mary knoll ton, a 73-year-old lie brain unthat wanted to learn more about police operations now she's dead. shot and killed by an officer >> a deputy by day, but always a dad. a picture of this morning from sarasota county of a deputy hugging his daughter after a very tough day. from tampa bay's number one news station, this is good day tampa bay. hey everybody it's 8 o'clock i'm russell rhodes. i'm jen epstein laura moody has morp thing of wednesday august 10th. first day of school, weather looking good, dave?