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drag the girl out of the store while her mother held on for dear life. we've now learned that man is ?not competent to stand trial. 30-year-old craig bonello underwent a mental evaluation right after the incident. he's been ordered to go to a mental health facility. ((walter/ down in miami: power is finally restored for about ten ?thousand homes. the outtage was caused by a massive transformer fire. the fire broke out at the florida power and light facility in west miami-dade. it sent flames and thick, black smoke into the air.. which could be seen for miles.. the smoke forced planes to be diverted from one of the runways at nearby miami international airport. no injuries were reported from the fire... and they're still looking into the cause. students at florida southern college in lakeland have returned to campus. and this semester's class... is its ?biggest yet. there are more than two ?thousand undergraduate students at the private college this year. that is
enrollment in the school' s 133 year history. there's a new housing option this year to help accomodate the students. the college is also offering a new major in biotechnology with a concentration in cyber security. and another polk college is breaking ground on a new facility. florida polytechnic in lakeland is getting a state of the art wellness and aquatics center. the facility will be shaped like a phoenix... which is the florida poly mascot. outside of teaching the students about better health.... the center will also test new technologies for physical training. get ready for more fun in the sky, from disney world. the company just filed a patent for a new drone-like device. the title of the patent is "air delivered special effects." according to the plans, the device could fly in the air and send out effects like lighting, fireworks, even fake snow. it could be done with a remote control, or automatically. disney says it's been developing devices like this to give more parkgoers a better view of
another group of pets from the flood-ravaged area of louisiana... will soon be up for adoption here in the bay area. a van full of dogs and cats arrived at englewood animal rescue late last night in sarasota. 20 dogs made their way to florida by van. and the group has already taken in a batch of 14 dogs and cats. thousands of people have been left homeless in lousiana from the flooding and pets are being abandoned or given up to animal shelters. no word yet on when the dogs and cats will be ready for adoption animal shelter is also seeking donations to care for them. they ?are a no kill shelter. another reminder to boaters... to ?watch where you wake. fish and wildlife officials came to the aid of an injured manatee tuesday afternoon. they were called out to rivieria bay in st. pete... after a boater spotted the 715-pounder.. struggling with fresh wounds across his back. it appears the manatee was hit by a boat or some other watercraft. he was taken
and in manatee county.. a little boy is being called a hero, after he saved three baby loggerhead turtles. the group "wildlife inc" out of bradenton posted these pictures this week. the little boy spotted the 3 hatchlings trapped in a storm drain. a worker and two wildlife officers removed the grate and scooped up the turtles. and another hatchling was found across the street. the animal rescue will now take care of them... and hopefully get them ?back in the wild.
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"ludicrous" mode... which will allow it to go from zero to 60 miles an hour in just ?three seconds. that speed will cost you more than 135-thousand-dollars. and model "s" will be able to travel 315 miles on a single charge. that one costs just about a thousand dollars less. the days of swimming with the dolphins in hawaii could be numbered... federal regulators are proposing a ban on the popular attraction. marine officials say the species are being deprived of rest during the day and are becoming too stressed out. the agency is proposing swimmers and boats stay at least 50 yards away from the mammals. public meetings on the proposal take place next month. a final decision on the regulations could come next year.
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and we begin with america's golden girls. the u-s gymnastics team is back in the states. and last night, they took their celebration tour... to the big apple. including a stop, on the tonight show: yup... that's simone biles and the rest of the "final five" playing "hungry hungry humans."... jimmy fallon's take on the classic board game "hungry hungry
glover" joined in as well. and the girls also found time last night, to take in a showing... of "hamilton: the musicial." they also got to meet the cast. chick fil-a customers have been getting fired-up over a big menu change. late last month, the chain ?removed its "spicy chicken biscuit." they decided to replace it on the breakfast menu, with the new healthier option... the egg white grill." but fans of that biscuit did not take the change well. and now... the chain may be forced to bring it ?back. that's because customers have started posting ?thousands of complaints on the company's facebook page. some die-hard customer are even going as far as threatening to boycott the chain until they bring the sandwich back. ironically, the company says they replaced the spicy biscuit because it was ?not a big seller. they say it was less than one
breakfast customers say it was the ?only reason they went there. another interesting detail: the restaurant still serves the spicy chicken ?sandwich during lunchtime. and... it's time to warm up that waffle iron. today is "national waffle day." and the holiday is also sparking up a tasty debate. what's better... waffles... or pancakes? and is there really any ingredients? technically you ?can make a waffle with pancake batter... but the ingredients really ?are different. waffles tend to have to more ?sugar than pancakes, and a little more fat. and... what could be better than national waffle day?" how about getting those waffles... for ?free? up next... where it's happening today, in tampa bay. plus: dave has another check on the forecast,
?? a florida teen just ? ba da ba ba ba ? defied the odds. 16-year-old sebastian de leon is only the 4th person in the country... to ?survive a brain eating amoeba. typically, 97 percent of patients who are infected worldwide... don't survive. sebastian caught it two weeks ago, while was on a trip to orlando. after complaining of a painful headache and light sensitivity -- he ended up at the hospital. when doctors learned he had recently been swiming in fresh water - they did a ?special test, which confirmed it was an brain-
the medical team put sebastian on a cocktail of 7 drugs. thenathey started lowering his body temperature to just ?33 degrees? to slow the amoeba. they kept him in in a medically induced coma for 3 days... until lab results showed no sign of infection. sebastian still has another two ?weeks of medicine to take...and he'll need to get more make sure the amoeba is gone for good. even though school is back in session... doesn't mean kids can't have fun. the westshore plaza mall in tampa is hosting its "kid x club" party today. there are several fun events planned inside the plaza for little kids. including a sing- a-long and lego-building events. chick-fil-a will even provide some snacks. it runs today from ten a-m to noon, at the mall's center
all free. and... a breakfast bargain for national waffle day the comfort suites of sarasota is cooking up a ?free belgian waffle breakfast this morning at sarasota's salvation army. it's for all staff and clients at the store. they're set to feed about 150 people. comfort suites has been making this an annual tradition. they're also donating about a hundred ?thousand waffles to chapters of the "boys and girls club of america." todays breakfast is from 5-30 to seven a-m. ((wa toss to dave...
donald trump facing new criticism - he appeared to mock a reporter with a disability. "you gotta see this guy. 'uhhhh i don't know what i said, i don't remember.' he's going like 'i don't remember'." "putting a wife to work is a
very dangerous thing. "you have to be wealthy in order to be great. i'm sorry to say it." "he's a war hero because he was captured. i like people that weren't captured."
((walter developing this morning: the race to find ?survivors, after a deadly earthquake in italy... so far, no sound from the rubble. ((vanessa keeping kids safe from the zika virus... at school. what officials are doing, now that the first non- travel-related case, has been found in the bay area. ((walter and... a busy situation in the tropics... the atlantic hurricane season, starts heating up... dave is watching the developments carefully, and will tell us if any serious storms, are headed ?our way. ((walter)) its now 5:?? thanks for joining us. i'm walter allen((vanessa)) and i'm vanessa ruffes, in for jen epstein. let's start off with a check of the forecast,