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that's what landed him behind bars. arrested for killing the very alligator that harassed his horses and >>man: none of this make sense. there's just not one thing in this case that seems to make sense. a normal college student on a random rampage. tonight, he's accused of killing an innocent couple in a bizarre and gruesome murder. a local invention that's taking the parenting world by storm and giving infants a safer
good evening, i'm kelly ring. >> i'm mark wilson, thanks for joining us. first upat 10:00, there's a new story that a man is furious for facing charges for killing an alligator on his property. the state attorney's office has filed charges against him. evan is live. sort this out for us. it seems this guy is charged and a lot of other people are, too. what's behind it? >>reporter: mark, he says the alligator was a few feet away from his horses when he pulled the trigger. fwc says you can't just shoot an
on the night of tuesday, june 21st, he went too far. >>man: i saw him, i thought he'd leave but he didn't. i wound up shooting him four times >> >>reporter: his son tried to scare it off. >>man: this alligator was clean. it looked like someone put turtle wax on it. his teeth was even white. >>reporter: as family watched. >>man: it looked like he was shot out of a >>reporter: nasty injuries to his knee and calf and a broken neck from the way the gator whipped him around. he was in the hospital for ten days. that aggressiveness is why he had every reason to try to stop the alligator. after fwc trapped the alligator
he knew he couldn't just shoot it without a license. he was arrested thursday and bonded out after four hours. >>man: i was shocked because they told me i wouldn't be arrested. >>reporter: blanton said his lawyer, who is costing him $5,000 will argue that potecting him animals will trump the law. >>man: if you're put in jail just like you're a criminal. >>man: animals from an alligator that weighs over 400 pounds? >>reporter: the next court date is next week but he says his attorney is hoping to have the charges dropped before then. he does face jail time. the key word is that they're hoping that these charges will be dropped. >> do you think it had anything to do -- it looked like from the picture that they put the alligator in the back of the truck. could that have been what started this or was it actually
>>reporter: at this point, they said they cannot comment on this case. they do say you cannot just shoot an alligator without a license. obviously he feels he had a good reason for doing so because this is his property out here. so the court system is going to sort this out. >> how do you determine if the gator is chasing you. it will be interesting to see how this plays out. it's been an emotional day up and down florida's coast. lieutenant pete had lost his battle with colon cancer. he'd been a firefighter for 35 years. florida does not offer benefits to firefighters.
bill passed right up until his death. >>woman: around fire and all these toxic chemicals and they end up dying young of cancer. >> huffman's friends and families continue to fight his fight. and in charlotte county today, mary was laid to rest. she's the 73-year-old woman who was accidentally fired a loaded gun at her during a training exercise. the police chief and dozens of witnesses saw the shooting. at the funeral, family members spoke about the role faith and forgiveness played in her life. >>man: that's what my mom was about. she was about forgiving. i think we need to be about forgiving. >> nolton was a homecoming queen
sweetheart 54 years ago. she was also a librarian who always had a book to recommend. they're still investigating why the officer had that loaded gun during the drill. now a disturbing story we've been following out of west palm. a 19-year-old florida state student randomly stabbed a couple to death inside a home and tried to stab the neighbor who tried to stop him. >>reporter: agitated state monday night, investigators believe he was walking back to his father's home. >>man: he stopped one street short of his dad's house, turns left which is west, and has the encounter with the two victims. >>reporter: sheriff says the initial autopsy showed he died
the autopsy on his wife tomorrow. >>man: it was very obvious that there was an enormous amount of violence inside the garage. >>reporter: an attack so violent that he was biting the face of one of his victims. >>man: i've seen a lot of crime scenes, i was there last night, i don't know that i've ever seen anything with this much violence. >>reporter: while the sheriff said he was mostly he added that there were moments of lieu sid ti. >>man: 911, do you need fire police or medical. >>man: police and medical. >>reporter: a good samaritan who tried to stop the assault said haroof said to him, you don't want any of this. >>man: it looks like a completely unprovoked and random attack ontwo people who were sitting in their open garage. >> that was john reporting for
hospital and in grave condition. it's not clear if it's due to the encounters or something he ingested. when asked if he was on drugs, the sheriff said he would not speculate. the school sent the commission this promotional video along with a four page statement as to why it would be a great addition. some of usf's biggest according to espn, big 12's commissionerill hold a conference with big schools. the big 12 will stay at ten schools but it could add two more. they hope to make that decision in october. don't paint the wildlife. that's new at 10:00 tonight. i said paint. it's a warning you wouldn't think the state would have to issue. you say this has happened again. who is doing this?
we'd sure like to know who it is, mark. this time it's a bird. can you believe somebody iris b. official wildlife thinks somebody did it on purpose. the thick painting so deep into the bird's feathers, it can't fly. it's now at a wildlife sanctuary. once all the new feathers come in, they'll be ae it. it comes on the heels of the two painted gopher tortoises. it's very troubling. not just because they're endangered but their shells are -- the chemicals in the paint can seep through causing internal damage. they also lose their camouflage against predators.
people to keep the paint on the canvas, the wall, the house, whatever, just keep it off florida's precious wildlife and i will second that. back to you, kelly. >> i can't believe somebody would do that. >> coming up, a tampa school with a historic name but no history to tampa. >> so why is the school called what it is? we went on a mission to find out. also this, when they >> it's one of the worst seasons they've seen in years. up next, why this summer's weather has made the fight against termites a real battle. what's going on, paul? >> when the rain arrives early, it leaves early. you can see what's left of it, it's way out in the gulf. all the showers are turning up on the east coast. more storms tomorrow
made?" trump: "these were made, i don't 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." [ audience laughter ] (kelly/ new at ten.. new at 10:00 tonight, hot and rainy days like today have created a big problem for a lot of home owners. termites are wreaking havoc across the tampa bay area and they can cause thousands of dollars in damage. the infess tagss are good for one group and they are exterminators. mighty busy.
in tampa. you found one of the homes we were talking about. >>reporter: i have, kelly. yeah, tinting a home is a process you see behind me may look like the circus is in town but this is definitely not the tent you want to step into. they are pumping poison into them and that's the best way to rid a home of termites. you'll see a lot more tints popping up in your neighborhood this summer. they quick enough to meet the demand for help once home owners notice these little creatures crawling around their window sills. rick freeman says the bugs have created a boom in business in tampa. may-august is typically swarming season when dry wood termites expand their colonies.
like wild fire thanks to the hot and humid summers. >>man: the summers are getting longer and hotter. the hotter it is, the more they thrive in heat. >>reporter: last month tied for the hottest july in tampa. costing you thousands of dollars to repair. >>man: they could tear up a 2 x 4, half a wall, just depends. >>reporter: that has some home owners acting fast. with a tarp exterminators, homes are sealed up and pumped with gas while you and your pets have to leave for 24 hours, the results last 5-7 years with so many people looking to rid themselves of the wood eating creatures. they're nearly booked through september. >>man: it's just extremely busier than it normally is. >>reporter: now, unfortunately, new homes are not immune from this problem.
are the little piles of wings that start to build up by the doors and window sills. they say the best thing to do is start to address the problem before it starts. crystal, thanks. that's really the big problem with termites. so much of the damage can be done before you can see it. >> i tell you, a lot of people are going to be checking now after this. paul, what's happening, especially louisiana, still a mess there. >> it is. i'll be story overall has been almost like undercovered. it's been that bad. even the new york times admitted today, they should have done a better job this weekend. this is a disaster. it really is. 11 people have died, 40 thousand homes and businesses have been damaged. look at the extent of that flooding. they've had -- check this out, 30 thousand people have had to be rescued being stuck in the water some no place to go.
in louisiana. i mean, this is a huge deal and ultimately, look at that -- that guy actually opened up the top of the car and got that woman out. this has been repeated over and over in louisiana the past couple of days. wow. let's talk about back home. we had nothing like that today. we had strong storms go by. here's lightning reflecting off the sunset in red gton beach. beautiful view from clear water bay. they shared these on my facebook page. finally, this is really nice. sunset at siesta key. we're quiet now. in the forecast in key, the past two days has been the east wind
along and really did not meet up with a sea breeze. the storms get going on daytime heating over land and because there's no sea breeze on the coast, the storms don't intensify, they just move along. most of the activity at 5:00 was over the water. now temperatures now where they should be. i mean temperatures this time of year usually not remarkable. they kind of stay in the same future cast has a quiet night tonight. computer models indicate a very slight drop in the amount of moisture thursday and lasting into the weekend. i don't think it means we're rain free but it may mean any showers may be more sporadic.
inland and then you can see on the water which is the amount of water that can -- it's in the air that can drop as rain, you can see it kind of gets into a dryer setup over our state. not significantly lower but enough that could drop rain chances a little bit. still tracking a big wave out in the atlantic. 80 percent chance of developing in the next two days. judging by computer models, this is going to be a fish storm. it's going to move a not impact any land at all. one saving grace so far this year, lots of dryer air which has cut down on tropical development. once things do get going, you have 84 in the caribbean, 87 central gulf, plenty of fuel for tropical development. right now, we got an 80, dew point is 73. winds are from the west at six.
stretch of 103. it's been a brutal week or two across the northeast. becoming mostly clear tonight and 79. mission of sun and clouds tomorrow with afternoon storms developing. we're back up to 91 and the rain chances on thursday about 30 percent with a high temperature up to 92. and your 7-day forecast is locked in. you got more low 90s for highs
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 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.
well, it looks kind of like a hammock for a baby. but it's a sure way to give your little one a safer night's sleep. he may be on to something. >> isn't that exciting? chris spoke with him tonight, the creator of this crescent wound. is this a gimmick or the next big thing? it sounds promising. >>reporter: yeah, kelly, my
parents will buy anything that there's even a remote chance that it will make their baby safer. that's what it's promising to do. who is the person behind this next must have? how about a 23-year-old surfer from clear water. jimmy spencer is the dad >>man: i just felt that there were a lot of things missing as far as safety and comfort for babies. >>reporter: so he set out to make a bed that was safer, comfortable, and affordable. and this was his first prototype. elastic mesh stretched across a laundry basket. >>man: the concept is there.
stella, slept great on it. a year and a half later, crescent womb was born. he started marketing his inve invention on social media. interest for his product exploded. jimmy now has more than 900 preorders to fill at $125 a pop. he even had to hire seem stress to make them. the first shipment should go out by october. >>man: it's like having a watching it grow up and develop, it's been awesome. >>reporter: it really is amazing. it keeps the baby in a fetal position which is the best for them. an obvious question is is this thing safe? it's like a hammock for a baby. an independent lab tested it to make sure it meets consumer product standards and it does. it's been tested by local babies
the parents like the fact that the simple design reduces the risk factors for sids and the breathable fabric keeps the baby from overheating which is a major risk factor for sids. we have all information on our website. kelly, mark, you think he's on to something? >> yeah, i think it's very exciting to come up with a concept and come >> there's only one problem, we don't have an adult product. coming up, hillary clinton is shaking up the polls in her favor. >> indeed. she can't shake away the
david was proud to be an american soldier. and i know i'm prejudiced because he was my son, but i don't think he had a mean bone in his body. there is not a day that i don't think about david. when i saw donald trump attack another gold star mother, i felt such a sense of outrage. "she was standing there, she had nothing to say..." if donald trump cannot respect a gold star family,
resort restaurant was the son of el chapo, the country's most notorious drug pin. they were celebrating when heavily armed men stormed in and abducted them. his son was one of nearly a dozen taken. hillary clinton was reaching out to supporters in philadelphia. the keystone state shows clinton with a 9 point lead over trump. >> jennifer shows that lead comes with questions regarding her e-mail scandal. >>reporter: the campaign is still taking no chances. starting an effort to register 3 million new voters. >>woman: when i hear people criticize bill, i think what
i'm not taking anybody anywhee for granted. >>reporter: a new poll shows clinton ahead bonine points in florida and a washington post poll shows her ahead by 14 points in virginia. her main super park is suspending advertising in virginia, colorado, and denver in september. there are questions about whether she lied about her e-mail server. today, the committee with all of the notes from her interview with the fbi on july 2nd. as well as other statements by witnesses. a rare move by the agency. "the fbi already determined u nan musly that there's insufficient evidence that there was wrongdoing. in a desperate attempt to
in the headlines, and divert from trump's sagging poll numbers. " adding that only three of the 30 thousand e-mails released are in question and that two of those refer to condolence calls to world leaders that they say were misclassified. meantime, donal the stage at this campaign stop in wisconsin because of the recent protests there. he chose to deliver a more formal address instead of holding a typical rally. his focus was on law and order. wisconsin's another state where trump is struggling in the polls. >> take a second to think about the name of your child's school. think about why it has that name. >> yeah, it may be obvious here, like the name of the town or the
for one school in tampa, they have no idea. if you recognize james buchannan, you're a presidential history buff. evan tried to figure that out. >>reporter: they wear it proudly. >>woman: they just told us how important it was to naming the school. >>reporter: they see it daily. >>man: have you ever wondered why the school is named after him? >>woman: that's the president. no, i have no idea. >>reporter: but the origin of the school's name is as much a mystery to parents and students. >>woman: i haven't really heard much. >>reporter: as it is to the principal. do they ask you who the school is named after? >>woman: jefferson, washington, all the people who signed the constitution. >>man: we had a great year. first time in 7 years. we're holding in on the b rather than the james.
james buchannan of pennsylvania, elected our 18th president is certainly no washington, lincoln, or kennedy. no, james, according to a new book, the worst president ever. his character flaw was mostly that he didn't have an idea of what to do. it's a reputation earned by his support for the fugitive slave act and failure to civil war. he never visited this state. a state that su seeded while he was president stunned those who still manage his home in pennsylvania. >>man: i'm amazed that his name has been used for a field like that. >>reporter: nationwide, we found 29 schools are name ford him. 16 are in counties or towns
senator. six are in districts that mostly name for presidents. five are in his home state of pennsylvania. one in la who is next to lincoln. the only one that defies easy explanation, the one in tampa. >>woman: from looking at our research and our board minutes, there's nothing that says they named it that. >>reporter: indeed, the district showed us potter like books that hold the minutes from the meeting that named the school. there's no reason as to why the board member made the motion as to he also named a school martin van burtan. >>woman: it seems to follow in line that schools were named for presidents or notable figures in history. >>reporter: henderson died years ago.
a presidential history buff. but he's proud his dad's mark is felt in unique ways. >>man: that was a good indication of his dedication to being on the board. >>reporter: does he deserve the honor, even the author of worst president ever says all 43 deserve to be remembered, even if their values don't hold true today. >>man: mistakes and not be him. >>reporter: indeed, buchannan is so written to the back pages of history that he's not symbolic of failure. his name really is just a name. >>man: i haven't seen a change in 25 years. it's still going to be that in ten years from now. >>reporter: james buchannan
coming up in just a few minutes at 11:00, troubled media has a new owner tonight after the founder lost the legal fight. the website went up for sale. we'll tell you about the new owner and what they paid for it. red who is trying to decide this time wheo keep the cameras or not. coming up at 11:00. >> thanks. who are you going to call when something goes terribly wrong? >> probably the swat team. today, they're doing under water training. they're working hard. tampa's tactical response team were doing training. cruisers flipped upside down. surviving a helicopter crash
>>man: we're surrounded by bodies of water. we have to know how our bodies going to react and how our -- are going to react. >> remember the officers are also carrying weapons and a lot of other equipment. learning how to maneuver in the water is critical. what's going on in sports tonight? >> well, the buccaneers, the offensive line is a year older and wiser. highlights of game two
new tonight... all right, new north carolina couple is on cloud 9 after making what they called a once in a lifetime discovery. >> they walked in a local thrift store, spent $0.25 on a casette tape. phil has their story. >>woman: i can remember when i was 7 years old, i told my mom i wanted michael jackson to come out of my birthday cake. >>reporter: she never got that birthday surprise but she'll settle what they came across a couple weeks ago.
this is a sign. i was like, no way. >>reporter: unknowingly, they bought a michael jackson casette that appears to be autographed by the pop star sensation himself. they found it right here. it's a thrift store that they regularly shop at. >>man: i'm not going to be able to leave without this, am i? >>woman: no. >>reporter: they were in the music section and noticed the sold for about as low as a price as can you find. >>man: sitting there for $0.25, you don't pass that up. >>reporter: his ten-year-old son is a huge michael jab jackson fan. a few days after they bought the casette, they opened it up and there it was. what appears to be an autograph from michael jackson himself.
i just sat there blinking my eyes because i could not believe that this was sitting directly in front of me. >>man: as soon as she said it's signed, and i saw her reaction, i was like i could feel my heart beat in my neck. >>reporter: that means it's not a print so they got on the internet to compare it to authentic michael jackson ou autographs and they believe it's real. >>man: i compared every little detail about how the m is and the little star at the bottom. >>woman: it doesn't look like a print. i've seen a lot of prints. it does look real and i'm super happy for them. >>reporter: suzanne is a co-owner of the thrift store. if you think she's bitter about letting the casette go for jufrt a quarter, think again. >>woman: my husband's favorite saying is we don't want every
>>reporter: is this the coolest moment? >>woman: yeah. >>man: this is definitely the best. >> i'd say. >> pretty cool. they say they want to get it professionally authenticated about whether or not it's real or not. if it is, what a pressure. >> certainly is. >> before tonight's game against san diego, the rays had combined for 20 runs on their last two games. their offensive potential shining through the last couple of days. padres rays game two. bases loaded. lou gets the show going in the second inning. nice shot down the third baseline. in the early going. logan morrison with bases loaded and that's a two rbi double for him. rays go up 5-0.
rbi this evening and logan scored off this single to center. it's now 6-0 rays. rays starter blake snel with a strong performance tonight. five hits and one run allowed. gets former ray strike out. rays were pumping out home runs. nick, cory, and evan. they all went yard tonight as well. rays went 15-1. 15 runs is their highest run total of the season. the buccaneers biggest job is to protect the quarterback. for that reason, they invested if their old line. as kevin reports, that investment is starting to pay off. >>reporter: the bucks are building off last year's accomplishments of their two young draft picks are a year
anticipation, you play fafrter and because of that, i'm able to play faster. >>reporter: as improved as he was a year ago, this group is having to reinvent itself a bit after losing the guard. his replacement has yet to take one snap in training camp. what the bucks have found is they have plenty of depth. personal players that can play up and down the line. >>man: george has done a job of training these guys for different positions. >>man: if you go through all 32 teams, maybe one or two teams go without an injury on the offensive line. having quality depth that can play different positions is very important to the success of a team. >>reporter: the number one objective for an offensive lineman is to block the guy in front of him. to be very successful, it takes one other quality.
>>man: joe. he's always down field and pushing guys. he's always trying to get other people to fly out field. he's been described as a nap. >>man: i like to play with a passion. i mean, i feel like as a team, as an offense, we feed off good energy on the field and i try to bring that energy with me so other people can feed off it. >>reporter: this is a group that's playing with confidence. a unit of the team that's no longer a weakness. they're a group that can dictate play. >> a bunch of rookies last year, a lot more veterans this year. they're hoping this group will collect and put on a bigger and better show than last year. >> and now they can hit each other.
(cynthia) children found in a home with no electricity, no working toilet... and they hadn't been to school in years..... the address... right here in tampa... the david was proud to be an american soldier. and i know i'm prejudiced because he was my son, but i don't think he had a mean bone in his body. when i saw donald trump attack another gold star mother, i felt such a sense of outrage. "she was standing there, she had nothing to say..." if donald trump cannot respect a gold star family, then why would anyone in america think he would respect them.
beautiful job. east wind, this is our -- temperature today. talk about issues, 32 may not feel bad for a while. 92. 94 tampa. 90 at st. pete. 97 the high today in sarasota. showers and thunder showers were quickly moving across the region today coming from east to west. they did not last lo, rapidly jumped to the west coast. they moved off shore and that was that. lots of sunshine in the morning, we're 82. 89 by the midday. 91 degrees by 4:00. some quick moving storms. that's about it. looks like -- more than money when they walk away from work. a new survey saying more than 1/5 employees are saving more
year with 1/20 choosing not to save anything at all. a good chunk of those savings could go to health care. couples retiring this year will need about $260,000 to cover health care costs. that's up 6 percent from last year. meanwhile, stocks taking a breather from their record run. the dow, the sop 500 all finishing lower tuesday at the closing of all time highs mo investors worrying that an interest rate hike coming sooner rather than later even though they're still near zero. prices at the grocery stores falling in july. on the flip side, if you like to eat out, that's eating a bigger hole in your wallet because
boyarde. under the terms, hephner can live in the mansion for the rest of his life but he doesn't own it. >> that is a quite a party. >> time now for the 11:00 news. snowball, all the good stuff. right now at that's how investigators are describing conditions in a tampa house. >> now two adults are facing charges. >>man: the situation is pretty alarming. so they've been charged with very serious charges. >> and tonight, investigators found out about that filthy home, we'll tell you how they did it and what neighbors are saying about it. a county man could face jail time for killing an alligator he says was bothering his horses. why he's demanding the charges