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the sheriff says steele didn't realize her baby was dead and just kept running errands. we're told she noticed the child's condition when she got home hours later. today was the first time we heard from her attorneys going to have to defend the 62-year-old single mother of three on these charges. >> it is a terrible tragedy for everybody involved. i'm sure there are a lot of factors that we need to find out to look into and figure out what took place and how everybody can move on a little bit. >> reporter: steele was featured in a tlc tv show about having children late in life. she had her first child in 2009. after her husband died, a doctor used his frozen sperm to help her get pregnant two more times. investigators have been lookin into steele after the baby was taken to a hospital with the injury. one of steele's neighbors told us that he thinks that things started to fall apart for that
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a fire that happened last month. that was just a few days before this child was born. we're going to have a lot more on that story tonight at 6:00 p.m. >> she is living in a rental right now, correct? the house is a house they're renting? >> reporter: that's correct. exactly. that rental house is just a few houses down from the house that caught fire. one by one cities are jumping on the bandwagon of marijuana. tampa and st. petersburg have done it so has orlando. now lakeland is wrestling with the issue. fox 13's ken suarez here with the latest that. ken? . >> reporter: when you think about it, de-criminalizing pot is a pretty big step for any state. it would be a massive one for lakeland. it is a pretty conservative place and sits in the middle of polk county, a very conservative place. who is the head of law
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i have to guess he would say, what are you kidding me? fibromyalgia and spina bifida keep stacy in constant pain. she says marijuana is her only relief but every time she buys it she worries. >> it is a matter of being afraid that i am going to get put in jail for using a natural medicine. >> reporter: she and others came to lakeland city hall to ask commissioners to de-criminalize pot. they're not taking the issue lightly. they just got report on the pros and cons. lakeland's police chief says he has made up his mind. his stance? keep things the way they are. especially for the sake of young people. >> it's important we send the right message but not ruin their lives. >> reporter: he has the backing of the mayor. >> i can't think of anything that would change my vote. >> reporter: one of the biggest points of discussion: is pot the first step towards using other drugs? anti-drug agencies say yes.
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alcohol automatically becomes an addict. it means that the propensity is stronger. >> reporter: commissioners kicked around what if. you get caught with a small amount of marijuana within city limits you get a ticket and pay a fine. you get caught on this side of the street which is the county with the same amount of marijuana and you go to jail. big difference. >> i can see all kinds of down the road real severe probls sheriff, our relationships with the state attorney's office. >> reporter: still, commissioner jim ma less and several colleagues say the time for de-criminalization has come. >> we tried prohibition with alcohol and it didn't solve the perceived problems. >> reporter: the discussion is far from over. they're going have another meeting and say that's when they're going bring in the big guns including grady judd. i'm take a guess at that meeting no one will be able to doze off.
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we're following a news alert out of pasco county. a depression is has opened up in a neighborhood in hudson right under the driveway of a duplex. look at that. sky fox over it live right now. this is on mediterranean court in hudson and the depression is between 25 and 30 feet wide. officials tell us that both of the residents of the property are out of town. we have crews on the way on the ground to the scene and will bring you updates as we get them. new at five, the revolving door of the sarasota county jail. a lot of peopl because of drugs and heroin is becoming a huge problem with several deaths and overdoses in past few months. as fox 13's kimberly kuizon reports, the jail has a new treatment program with the goal of saving lives. >> reporter: as a nurse at the sarasota county jail, megan sees the true impact of drug addiction. >> i watch them deteriorate over multiple arrests. >> reporter: she sees the same faces over and over again. she helps them detox from their addiction and knows it probably won't be the last time.
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few weeks later they're back again and right back to square one where we have to go through the process again. >> reporter: right now heroin is the biggest problem.e's hope addiction treatment program will then solution. it starts with counseling and a monthly shot of a drug called vivitrol. >> it will take away the cravings and the urge to want to utilize. and once they do, if they do use again, they won't feel the euphoric feeling. >> reporter: to participate inmates must agree they want the deputies are hopeful once treated immates are released it well help them return to a healthy lifestyle and they're hopeful they won't see them come through these doors again. >> the largest consequence and what we're really trying to avoid is the resulting death that occurs because of their addiction. >> reporter: the treatment costs up to a thousand dollars for one dose. paid for by a state grant. if it works, the savings could be priceless. >> i think this is a game changer. if and when people decide they
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addiction issue, if they commit themselves to it, this is something that will get them off heroin. >> reporter: and possibly save their lives. in sarasota county, kimberly kuizon, fox 13 news. >> that program will begin soon and vivitrol, the drug she showed you, is also used to treat alcoholism and addiction to other drugs too. take a look. these guys probably didn't realize they were being recorded as they just casually burglarized a home in safety harbor. surveillance video caught them inside a house circle. they stole jewelry and watches valued at more than $2,000 then tok off in a green toyota rav 4 that that was stolen from clearwater. >> a u.s. knave ship returned to jacksonville about possible clues about what happened to the freighter the el faro. it sank during hurricane joaquin killing owl 33 on board. the ship recorded the data recorder unit. investigators are hoping it will
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went down. most tampa bay kids went back to school this week but monday is polk and pass company's turn. officials want to remind everybody monday going to be a busy day on the roads. we got a little advice. which is give yourself an extra few minutes to get where you are going. you know how that goes. first day of school. if your child's bus is late they say be patient. after all, it is day number one. any problems will work themselves out by end of the week. we'll have out the first day of school. so the motoring public as well as our parents will be sharing the road with 511 more vehicles that are making around 7900 stops across our county which is huge. >> polk county is especially proud of a new school opening in davenport called citrus ridge academy. one of the only schools in the entire country that will be centered around the kids
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i think that's long overdue. >> sure. wait until you see this. money, coins, jewelry, $700,000 worth of unclaimeproperty. >> yeah it's all up for grabs this weekend. the state is auctioning it off to make room for involved in tallahassee. our consumer reporter sir bonny ban err gee joins us live with more on what's available. she going to show us some of what's available, cynthia. >> reporter: yes. ladies, are you shopping? or should we say bidding the previous view for the public was today. they got a chance to walk through the room and see items -- jewelry, old coins, silver collections. this coin right here, it is from 280 bc. i decided to try on some of the jewelry here. apparently though this ring isn't big enough for some people. >> what are you looking for? >> bigger diamonds. >> it's not big enough? >> no it's okay but i like
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more money, more hope to profit. >> reporter: from jewelry to gold, watches, baseball cards, a lot of historic coins people got a chance to take a look at the goods today. you can still register. if you are interested in bidding starting at 8:00 a.m. at 10:00 a.m. this all goes on the auction block. an item will be auctioned off approximately every 20 seconds believe it or not. most of what's here comes from safe deposit boxes that have expire for three years then they get handed over to the state's division of unclaimed property. >> we can't hold on to them forever so we convert them to cash. we credit to the cash to the person's account so the heirs can claim it forever. indefinitely. >> reporter: and this morning some items that were out here with all of the rest of this stuff on the table actually got claimed. someone came and said this is mine and they were able to prove it. and take their items home with
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of stuff here that's drawing them in. they're treasure hunters. some know exactly what they're looking for but it will go on throughout the weekend. >> interesting really. i did go to one of those ones. it's fascinating. and it's not just physical stuff. there's other things we don't necessarily see is that correct? >> reporter: well as far as what's actually being auctioned off those are the physical items. but when it comes to unclaimed property, a lot of the value, a lot of what's out there could be an old paycheck, an old security desi know is owed you. that's essentially free money that belongs to you that is sitting around. if you want to check and see if you have something available to you, you can go to, put your name in, see if there's anything there for you. coming up at six we'll be talking a lot more about some of the items and unique things that you can find here.
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accused of swindling her neighbor out of thousands. the trick deputies say she used to do it. >> raise your hand ladies if you feel stronger now. >> out on the water with the pink dragon ladies. up next, their fight against cancer and how dragon boat races
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i got shot down over vietnam and spent eleven months in a pow camp. what donald trump said about our members of the military being captured is a disgrace. he's a war hero because he was captured. i like people that weren't captured. when you fly over enemy territory, the odds might be against you being able to come home. he's unfit to be president.
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fox 13 is the proud sponsor of the american cancer society's fox 13 is the proud sponsor of the american cancer society's making strides against breast cancer events. for the next few days we'll be
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the annual kick off. tonight we introduce you to a team of ladies who walk every year at the tampa event. what makes them unique is not what they do on land but what they do as a group on water. >> go! >> reporter: pass by the hillsborough river, near rick's on the river and you might see this colorful group of ladies in pink shirts and feathers following the beat of their own drum. they call themselves the pink dragon and they each have a reason for being here. >> it was short and dreadful. and i got it over as quick as i could. >> reporter: they are all cancer survivors. pulling through and pushing forward with a common cause to compete in dragon boat xe sgligsz our mission statement is sport and support for women with cancer. >> reporter: jay clark had a double mastectomy after breast cancer.
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might be too tough for you. >> the doctor that started the whole idea of breast cancer survivors doing this set about to disprove that. there's over 100 breast cancer . >> reporter: how do you think it helps women? >> one thing i remember very strongly is that you are so -- you have to focus so completely on what you are doing to even approach learning the technique >> reporter: so you don't mess everybody up. >> your head can't be on the grocery list. it can't be on chemo. it can't be on test results that are coming in next week. none of that. dragon lady president donna says the support extends outside of the water. >> when i was going through cancer treatments every month for my chemo, the girls would take me out to lunch knowing that i would be nauseated and
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and we would laugh and we had a good time. >> reporter: the group looking to expand its membership is adding other activities like tai-chi. easier for those still paddling through the rough waters of treatment. raise your hands ladies if you feel stronger now after your battle with cancer. right here the strength boat. after these ladies dock and put their feet back on shores of reality, they know if their cancer ever comes back, they have a crew waiting to give them a hand, lift them the fear, and help them prepare for the challenging next feat. the pink dragon ladies will be walking in the making strides against breast cancer event in downtown tampa in october. i'll be emceeing that event. if you would like to join us and put together a team the acs is holding a kick off party to show you how. here are some of the dates and locations. pinellas august 18th at the birchwood at 6:00 p.m. hills bore at the strata center august 18th at 6:00 p.m.
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kick offs head over to my page. i like how our floor director says you are off. [ laughter ] >> i love the concept that these ladies are doing that because, you know, it takes a lot to paddle doesn't it? >> it does. >> it's not an easy thing. >> and we were stopping and starting. >> a few more times and you would be right there. >> a few more times and linda will be right there paddling like the rest of them. >> it's all abo and how you look. we got a busy day today. tracking storms all afternoon long. this is near the prime of the rainy season. let's take a look. here is our perspective. again our million watt radar showing some decent vertical development in some of these storms. we can show you exactly what's happening in these storms. what we're looking for here is vertical development. obviously, the higher the
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severe weather. there's a solid line of big storms from arcadia all the way up to about wauchula. and they're putting out lots of heavy rain and frequent lightning. also of note, storms developing right around tampa bay right now. again, our radar picking up big vertical development inside some of these cells. here is the more conventional view. this is what we're looking at here. the big vertical development going as high as 30 feet in the sky. that will put out lots of rain and lightning. now we're tracking storms, again, sarasota. the storms weakening. punta gorda. now arcadia and wauchula all getting moderate to heavy rain. the storms are moving in the fashion you would expect during the afternoon in mid-august from southeast to northwest. heaviest bowling green, wauchula and down 17. also the storm near sarasota and
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out. it was impressive about a half-hour ago. watch as it kind of collapses. in the past ten minutes or so there have been storms popping up around tampa bay. this is a big cell right over the kourtney campbell to [ inaudible ]. anyone driving over the bridges now can look depending which way are going can look out the window and see a big thunderstorm over tampa bay now and then you've got another storm up by citrus park. that's putting out some big-time watching by odessa, that thunderstorm is heading your way. lakeland we had heavy rain here. then it occurs up to about the green swamp and polk city. that is moving north to northwest. again, that will be around for at least another half-hour to 45 minutes. citrus county a couple of random storms. we're not done yet. it's only 519. we've got areas of sunshine around. radar will be busy.
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be locally heavy. clouds building today with lots of heat, lots of sunshine. you remember the rain we had the past weekend? that low is still on the map. look at it spin over louisiana. they've got some big time issues in louisiana and new orleans with significant flooding. in some cases rainfall amounts ten to 15 inches already with more to come. storms end tonight then becoming mostly clear and 76. the weekend? what sunny in the morning. afternoon storms tomorrow and 92. about 30 percent rain coverage. on sunday, more of the same. more afternoon storms. we top off near 91. if you are boating tomorrow winds becoming south five to ten knots. seas two to three feet. moderate chop on the bay. a high tide at 12:33. here is your seven day. dog days of summer continue. varied rain chances every day. the tropics are still quiet. nothing going on.
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radar views. kelly? . >> kelly: we're glad about that. thank you paul. what's the worst part of your vacation? the end of it of course when you have to come home. especially if you have to go through customs. tsa is one -- tia is one of a few airports to try something new. see how it could make your next out of country trip little easier. an ybor city landmark reopens tomorrow. we'll show you what they've done to the old pool and the life. looks pretty good. that's all next at six. arrested for impersonating a circuit court judge.
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in florida, it used to be that if a child, a senior or one of our four legged friends was trapped in a hot car you and i were not allowed to save them unless we were willing to be sued. has government lost its mind? so i fixed the law to make sure we are all empowered to rescue those who can not rescue themselves. that is the least we
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((cynthia-vo)) a woman is accus a woman's accused of taking $30,000 from an old friend. deputies say she pretended to be a judge to get the money. fox's kelly joyce in deltona with the >> reporter: angelique crib cried in court as she heard the fraud charges she faces. >> what? how did that happen? >> reporter: a warrant was issued for her arrest. signed by the same judge she is accused of impersonating in dozens of text messages to a friend. deputies say she borrowed more than $300,000 from a deltona neighbor. when the neighbor said enough is enough, deputies say crib started threatening the 65-year-old woman. >> the victim told her she wasn't going to lend her anymore
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things in her house. >> reporter: and deputies say she pretended she was a judge sending texts to the victim. according to the police report crib acting as a judge told the victim there was a warrant out for the victim's daughter and that she had to pay legal fees to keep her daughter out of jail. the victim forked out another $30,000. she eventually went to deputies. >> this $30,000 figure or so is the amount she gave her under threats from supposedly the judges and the text messages she got threatening her possibly jail time for her daughter iheidn'tpay. >> reporter: investigators a t messages between crib and the victim from may to july. deputies say most were payment b who the victim t was afox3 news. lorida charlie crtut focus veterans. crist who is running for congress sat down with a group of vets in clearwater to find out how to best serve those who fought for our country. and some of the veterans told
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be challenging. >> for veterans to be willing to put their lives on the line for our freedom and to be treated in such a fashion where they don't get the service they deserve it's just wrong and i think we have to fight harder. >> crist is running for the seat held by jolly. jolly is running for re-election. still ahead on the run from police. his two front tires gone just traveling on rims. wild ending to this case that played out for nearly an hour. >> anchor: a new twist on an old favorite. ep fried twinkies are going from the fair to your freezer. from the fair to your freezer. we z22sjz zy6z y22sjy yy6y i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. letterman:"has a line of clothing,
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know where they're made. but they were made someplace. but they're great. it's ties, shirts, cufflinks, everything sold at macy's and they're doing great.? letterman: ?where are the shirts made?? off-camera voice: ?bangladesh.? letterman: ?bangladesh.? trump: ?well, it's good. we employ people in bangladesh." letterman: ?ties? where are the ties made?" they have to work, too. these are beautiful ties. they are great ties. the ties are made in where? china? off-camera voice: ?china.? letterman: ?the ties are made in china."
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in florida, it used to be that if a child, a senior or one of you and i were not allowed to save them unless we were willing to be sued. has government lost its mind? so i fixed the law to make sure we are all empowered to rescue those who can not rescue themselves. that is the least we can do. after all the love they give. dana young for the florida senate. a return to common sense.
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y22qzy yy6y are reporting 3 new locally health officials now reporting three new locally transmitted cases of in south florida. and that brings the total number of cases there to 28. now two of them are in that same wynnewood area of miami. that area believed to have active transmissions taking place. but the third place is outside the area. still in miami-dade though. and sarasota county now reporting it's first case of travel related zika. governor scott continuing to complain about lack of support from washington. democrats and republicans can't agree on an emergency plan or
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gone on break. let's bring in our political editor craig patrick to grade the governor's response. >> you can't give a complete grade because this is a crisis that is a long way from finished. but based on what we're seeing so far we can give a progress report and say governor scott and under his leadership we're seeing progress in the state of florida. certainly the governor is giving this the time and attention that it deserves. he has been out front on this crisis and the issue long before the local transmissions. he's hosted a dozen with local health departments all across the state. and with the response led by the state in partnership with local government you now have apparently the outbreak being contained in south florida. all of that is the good news. on top of that governor scott said that he is committed to finding the money and spending whatever it takes to battle zika. take a look.
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$26 million. i had the emergency authority to be able to do that. but the federal government needs to be a partner. >> reporter: the other thing you look at in assessing governor scott's response. he has taken some criticism for control five years ago by some 40 percent and wiping out funding for a pesticide testing center. but governor scott has stressed that that has not hampered the response that you see right here in south florida. and with this i think you to give scott some credit for maintaining focus at a time when congress quite frankly seems lost. and lost in politics. >> anchor: they're not due back to when craig? >> you are talking about the labor day phase. they go on break every august. they'll be back in their districts. but bet they're hearing from constituents in florida and across the nation. the challenge is, are members of congress from other tarts of the nation that are another affected
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way that members of the congressional delegation would be receiving this month while they are on break. we'll see when they go back to work in a few weeks. >> anchor: former penn state assistant football coach jerry sandusky says he never molested boys. he took the stand during an appeals hearing in pennsylvania. he says his legal team didn't represent him properly four years ago. sandusky wants the molestation conviction thrown out or he wants a new trial. the hearing will continue in a few weeks. sandusky is serving his right now at green state prison. a chase that spanned two counties in southeast texas came to a crashing halt. houston pursuit were pursuing a driver in that truck for about an hour. at one point the truck lost both front tires. i just kept on going right on the rims. boom. right there. slammed into two other vehicles. one of them had kids inside. the extent of their injuries we just don't know yet. police did surround the truck. they took that driver into
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wild. a bear that kept a florida community on edge has now been caught. the large black bear has captured this morning in a trap set by the florida fish and wildlife in winter garden. neighbors were concerned after spotting the bear roaming the streets going throug garbage a few days ago. many people kept their kids inside. >> i came down here and drove the vehicle my family and i and we saw the bear. he was very aggressive. h was kicking. he was moaning. he was throwing stuff that was a very aggressive, large bear. >> anchor: florida fish and wildlife says they will release the female bear into the ocala national forest. the deep fried twinkie jumping from the county fair to your freezer. as reporter julie walker explains, it is the result of a collaboration between hostess and wal mart. >> reporter: deep fried twinkies, a staple at state fairs, will now be available in the convenience of your own
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through a collaboration with wal mart. >> the product innovation is really inspired by consumers who have been deep frying their own twinkies at backyard barbecues and state fairs for a number of years. and we've seen the rise in popularity of deep fried twinkies as a dessert item on menus across the country as well. >> reporter: twinkies have been around since 1930 but briefly disappeared from store shelves when hostess went bankrupt in 2012. still the waned. especially at food joints like new york city's papaya king where wayne has been deep frying them for years. >> it's been hugely successful. since deep fried, delicious, creamy in the middle, crispy on the outside, a little bit of powdered sugar, some good chocolate syrup. you have a complete meal. >> reporter: not exactly. hostess's deep fried vanilla flavored twinkie clocks in at
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calories. almost double the fat content of a regular twinkie. >> for the same amount of calories you could have a whole cup of avocado slices, two bananas and seven cups of broccoli. >> reporter: still hostess is betting that nostalgia and taste will trump concerns over calories and nutrition. an indulgence that is sold frozen and gets heated up in your oven. so how do the new twinkies taste? >> really good. >> i like t no, this is a step too far. >> anchor: have you ever tried a deep fried twinkie. >> no. will i try? >> no. $4.76 for a box of seven. there you go. we reportedit. [ laughter ] dr. jo's not here to say anything. it is the hardest organ to study because only lives for nine months.
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i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. n'an by making big corporations and those at the top finally pay their fair share in taxes. and those companies that move overseas? she'd charge them jobs since world war ii.ey tketg
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there is some interesting reseresearch going on for doctoo learn more about a placenta. it's an organ that only exists as long as a pregnancy. we do want to warn you if you are queasy maybe this story isn't for you. there is real video of a placenta. it is a vital organ that has long term implications for mothers and babies. >> it is a life sustaining organ that exists only for nine months. also known as the after birth, the placenta nourishes the fetus and acts as its lungs, liver and kidneys. but it remains largely a
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mothers and babies can suffer. >> it's very difficult to assess and evaluate and understand the placenta while it's still working. the challenge is can we try to evaluate in a way that we can see things going wrong and say this pregnancy is having trouble. >> reporter: there's a new push to develop tests and diagnostics to better understand the placenta and its role in a range of pregnancy complications. the studies have become more important given zika related the mosquito-borne virus can invade the placenta's protective barrier. the scientists aren't sure how. in washington doctors are experimenting with 3d printers to recreate an outer-layer of the placenta using biological material. they hope to shed light on the potentially deadly condition called preeclampsia. >> the root of the disease is during the first trimester and there is no good way to monitor what happens.
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a model to study the fundamental biology. >> reporter: in the u.s. it affects up to eight percent of pregnancies. melissa christopher was at risk for the complication because of a kidney transplant four years ago. >> for me, you know, pregnancy was a fear because i didn't know. there's a lot of unknown. so definitely any additional research would be beneficial. >> reporter: the after birth no longer an after thought. thanks to a boom in >> thank you, linda. stocks ended the week mostly lower. the dow dropped 37. the nasdaq up four. the s & p down nearly two points. merissa what you got for us. >> reporter: we're talking sports. coming up alex rodrigrodriguez'l hurrah tonight. plus bucs head coach cutter not a happy camper today. the progress the team made in training camp was not on display
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in florida, people are working hard, just to get by. but in washington - "republican senator marco rubio has the worst voting record in the u.s. senate." marco rubio stopped showing up for work. let us down. i'm patrick murphy and enough's enough. i'm proud to work with president obama.
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i'm patrick murphy and i approve this message because i'll never stop working for you. in florida, it used to be that if a child, a senior or one of our four legged friends was trapped in a hot car you and i were not allowed to save them unless we were willing to be sued. has government lost its mind? so i fixed the law to make sure we are all empowered to rescue
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ve they give. dana young for the florida senate. a return to common sense. we don't know about you but we are kind of in a friday frame of mind. k tndingre are. with something you guys have probably seen. when a star pulls someone from the audience up on the stage and maybe they denies or maybe they
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this happened. ? ? [music] ? [ cheering ] >> i forgot all the words. [ laughter ] >> me too. that's jamie grace invited up on stage at the staples center in los angeles to sing with adele. little about adele know, you said that's a set-up. she is a singer/songwriter. and she's actually won a grammy for some of the songs that she's written. still, she forgets the words when she gets up on stage and s she-- >> but she does have a beautiful voice. >> still pretty cool. hugh jackman the actor, the cutie from down under, he is on
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everybody was looking at him going oh my gosh are you okay? are you sick? what happened? you look like you have aged. whatever so people are freaking out in twitterville. >> he does look thin. >> he does. doesn't look good right. some of the true blue hugh jackman fans say hey he is still in makeup. he is playing logan. you know, his character in wolverine. >> he is probably making a movie and probably just took a time out to show off the fh. looks fantastic. >> you can see the mutton chop things that's what wolverine wears. he's still a handsome guy. somebody is watching the olympics. this guy in louisiana decided to, you know, warm up for his olympic swim. of course it's right out in the front yard when they had some flooing. i just thought it was kind of fun. puts his cap on and the goggles and goes for an olympic swim. >> that's the bayou 100 meter
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three weeks from now that he dies of, then, you know, that will be a very funny video. >> 500,000 people have watched this video. he is getting his little moment of fame. >> did you see that ditch full of whatever? >> full of whatever is key there. >> that's the problem. [ laughter ] never know. water moccamoccasins. >> in louisiana they have eo wo have been incredible. >> he swam around a gator? >> exactly. then we're00 million views. >> the green pool is m nervous at the olympics. that i definitely wouldn't do. >> don't they have that shock stuff you buy at home depot that's like $10 and throw it in and cleans up everything. the next morning it's perfect. don't they have that? >> that is a scary picture. all kidding aside, the flooding in louisiana is not good. take a look outside here for us. sky tower scanning around in our million watt radar is tracking
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we'll fly down to the south. a cool animation. storms have ended in sarasota. but notice the realtime lightning data. as we move inland. and we're talking about arcadia and wauchula up to lakeland all getting frequent lightning, heavy rain and some gusty winds. it's a smattering of storms. because today the rain has arrive add little bit earlier than it did last night in most cases the rain should end earlier this evening. when i left went to work last night at 11:45, there was still a big batch of rain around hillsborough and manatee. which really made looking at watching the perseid shower kind of tough. you had to wake up early to see that around 5:00. we do have rain around as i mentioned. one cell moving over the bay towards safety harbor. we'll show you that in a sec. wauchula to myakka city down to arcadia, moderate to heavy rain, frequent lightning.
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it's going to last awhile longer. it's heading up to bowling green. it's down u.s. 17 moving into arcadia. that one cell that was over the bay looks like it's weakening a li little wit bit. it's over safety harbor. that cell is moving west northwest and weakening and the storms up by land o' lakes are weakening too. if you are watching us in dade city, thunderstorms are around you and there's one over the green swamp that kind of scooting northeast or w if you are watching us in ridge manor that rain is heading your way. elsewhere a little shower along the citrus marion county line. that is scooting north. that's really about it. a couple of more storms in highlands county. we'll stay with a classic weather pattern this weekend. you know what that means. sunshine early. storms late. as we talked on the news set, the situation in louisiana is awful. this is the same low that
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weekend. it's stuck. has nowhere to go. and more flooding is likely from louisiana into mississippi this weekend. as bad as the tropical storm it really is. becoming mostly clear tonight. we're down to 76. storms pop up tomorrow. 30 percent rain coverage and 92. 40 percent rain coverage sunday afternoon. 91. but overall pretty good beach weather especially early in the day. much better than last weekend where we were locked in with clouds and rain. we stay in the 90s. merissa? >> the pre-season could not have started any worse for the buccaneers. five turnovers did them in last night. and perhaps the most costly the one on the very first play of the game. opening kick off of the 2016 pre-season and kenny bell gets stripped. here it is from another angle as well. the eagles recover the ball and score three plays later. bucks second drive of the game and this time it's jameis winston who gets stripped.
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go on to score another touchdown off that turnover as well. winston connects with shepherd for the bucs first and only touchdown of the game. the defense showed remarkable improvement. it got to the eagles quarterback four times. it's still the preseason so the bucs still have time to figure out how to get going offensively and avoid those turnovers. dirk cutter says the team needs to learn how to win though. >> before you can start winning ga them. and in two phases two of the three phases last night we beat ourselves. and that's taken nothing away from philly. they did what they did. you know, i'm coaching this team. not that team. defensively played good enough to win. other two phases we beat ourselves. starts off with turnovers. five turnovers, four on offense. one on special teams. and penalties and, you know, lack of execution, lack of precision and detail more than
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>> reporter: the bucs return to camp tomorrow morning. they'll be in practice at 8:45. it is open to the public. sunday the team has the day off. monday's practice is closed to the public. and wednesday and thursday they'll be in jacksonville for a joint practice with the jaguars before their pre-season game on saturday. the rays are accustom to playing the new york yankees on historic occasions. tonight alex rodriguez will play his last game as a yankee against the rays right here on fox 13. a-rod's finale joins mariannary ri rivera's last game and derek jeter's 3,000th hit in historic games. a-rod hoped to play third base. it's where he played most of his career. however manager girardi said nope. he has more home runs than all but three players in history and rodry combez says being four home runs shy of 718 away from babe ruth's 714 makes it tough to leave. >> i think the biggest key for
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screwed up and i screwed up in a big way. then my behavior was awful. and you have to own that. i think that was step one. step two was surrounding myself with the right people. and making better decisions. number three is making a lot of uncomfortable calls to a lot of people that i respect and hurt. and then you had to come out and walk the walk and work really hard at behaving in a certain way. for the most part i think i've done that. >> reporter: and you of course can watch a-d' a yankee right here on fox 13. first pitch at 7:30. but the broadcast will begin at 7:00. so talking about how he missed the season because of the drug controversy. could have easily had four home runs then. but he acknowledges he screwed up. >> there you go. history tonight right here on fox 13. they've been in the stands cheering on michael phelps all week. up next, mom debbie, fiancee
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in rio, michael phelps will go for the gold again tonight.. in the 100 meter butterfly.(cynthia) his tonight.. in the 100 meter go for the gold tonight. >> his mom and fiance have been in the stands the whole way and they spoke to accent hollywood. >> michael phelps has made history at the olympics. 22 gold medals and counting. a monumental comeback after michael's dark period. and helping him through his struggle and supporting him in rio is his mom, fiancee and son boomer. kay. >> when are we getting boomer in
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loves the water. >> what kind of dad is he going to be with boomer and the others are older? the sweet guy? the disciplinarian? in the backyard? >> i already know. i am going to be the discipline nairian. >> the hard hand. >> and michael is going to be, like, oh yeah whatever you want. did mom say yes. >> i think he will set guidelines and there will be stipulations. he talks about he wants to be the best dad he possibly can be. so that's very as he's now three months old, it's been heart warming. >> michael's very open talking about his past with his father. for him to be a dad for the first time does he have any concerns or worries or this is the most important thing clearly in his life? his greatest legacy. >> doing it right. i want to do it right. >> we're interviewing michael this weekend. so we'll have that for you monday. back to you guys. >> doing it right. waiting to hear what the wedding
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the fox 1:36 news is -- fox 13 6:00 news is next. >> he wants to once used his rage against opponents in the wrestling ring. prosecutors say he unleashed that rage against his ex-girlfriend when he killed her. coming up tonight at six the emotional testimony from the victim's family and why mcgee did not get the death penalty. the zika watch continues here in the u.s. we have new numbers from puerto rico. quite frankly, they are stunning. why health officials are calling what's full-fledged epidemic. >> scientists discovered a shark that lives for centuries. we're going tell you all about this guy when we come back on
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involved. a tragedy many are still trying to everybody involved. a tragedy many are still trying to maek sense of as the mother of a baby killed by her court. >> it is a historical and the fix was not inexpensive. >> tampa's mayor says it was well worth the money. see how a very old pool is getting a new life. you are tired and just got home from a long plight. the last thing you -- flight you want to do is wait in line. >> tampa international has something new that can let you skip some of those lines though. from tampa bay's number one
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6:00 news. >> good evening i'm mark wilson. >> i'm kelly ring. we're getting our first look at the pinellas county mother charged after her six-year-old son killed her newborn baby girl. kathleen steele, 62, and a single mother of three young kids. she had her first court appearance today. and fox 13's aaron mesmer is live at the courthouse with a lot more on this tragic story. aaron? >> reporter: kathleen steele barely said anything more than a few one word answers today during her first court appearance. she let her attorney do most of the talking. but her neighbors are also talking. we're learning a little more about when trouble really might have started brewing. >> miss steele you are charged with aggravated manslaughter of a child. >> reporter: we may never know what kathleen steele was thinking standing in court charged in the death of her two week old baby. her next door neighbor has a lot


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