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((walter coming up this hour... how a jewelry store employee tried to stop a thief... and ended up fighting for his life. ((jen a recalled phone burns this car to ashes... now, a recall is urging people to turn in their smartphones after several accidents just like this. ((walter plus... tampa bay people. new this morning, proof that we're one of the most charitable communities in the country. ((walter)) its now 5:?? thanks for joining us.
((jen thanks, shayla. we begin with a developing story out of polk county.. the sheriff's office is investigating an officer-involved shooting. they say a man opened fire... deputies and officers fired back. and now the gunman is in the hospital. this started as a traffic stop. a drug task force -- including a polk deputy and 3 officers from other local police departments... pulled over 32-year-old francis perry. perry was pulled over on active warrant. officials also believed perry had a large amount of drugs in the car. officials say as they approached his car... perry shot at them. officers then returned fire... hitting perry several times. judd says officers immediately began c-p-r and called for an ambulance. perry is in the hospital right now. none of the deputies are hurt... something sheriff judd is
francis perry has an extensive criminal history... including attempted second degree murder, fleeing to elude, impersonating a law enforcement officer, and possession of meth. he'd just been released from prison in march. the state attorney's office is investigating. we're expecting to learn more details later today... including what investigators found inside the car. the department of justice has decided to drop its fight over the release of 9-1-1 calls following the deadly nightclub shooting orlando. before this... prosecutors were working to keep in the matter in ?federal court. even though a judge had ruled it was a matter for the state of florida to decide. right now... about a dozen media outlets are suing to have those calls released. orlando police have released about 9 calls so far... but none of them are from people ?inside the club at the time of the attack. hundreds of calls were
detectives just charged a polk county man with some very unsettling crimes... they say james ballone molested 2, two-year-old boys... recorded the acts and showed it to other children.. investigators also say he showed adult porn to 2 six-year-old girls. detectives are concerned that there may be more victims. ballone was already in jail after being arrested a few weeks ago for possession of child pornography. a st. pete man says 7 phone started a fire that torched his beloved jeep. there's been a nation-wide recall on those devices... after dozens caught fire. the last thing anyone thinks is a device like this could do so much damage. this is a real problem for samsung and note owners... that's why many are turning them in. unfortunately for this guy in st pete ... he didn't know about the recall -- until now.
ticking time bomb... he'd only had it 4 days. insurance will pay for the car... but likely he's out a lot of the money that he put into all the modifications. for now... they're getting help from friends-- but this certainly puts them in a bind. city officials have delayed aerial spraying for mosquitoes that carry the zika virus in miami... after many people complained about its toxicity. this man accuses governor rick scott of quote "poisoning us." he's part of a crowd of protestors who poured into miami beach city hall yesterday. they believe pesticides used to kill mosquitoes aren't safe for humans... even though the
protestors want to shut down aerial spraying. state health officials say they have little choice-- because miami beach is one of two hot zones in florida where the zika virus is being transmitted. and florida certainly can't look to the federal government for help in the zika fight anytime soon... for the third time... congress failed to pass a spending plan that would have provided money for prevention of the mosquito-borne illness that causes severe birth defects. when it comes to explaining ?why the bill failed... republicans and democrats are pointing the finger at each other. meantime, zika is spreading in florida and the congressional stalemate is frustrating both floridians and lawmakers. so much so... that one of them-- republican david jolly of pinellas county... took a jar of mosquito larvae onto the house floor yesterday... to make a point: floridians -- especially unborn babies -- are facing a ?real health threat everyday -- and congress is doing nothing about it... because of partisanship.
swim advisories at four beaches in pinellas county... it includes honeymoon island... sand key county park... indian rocks county access and redington shores county access. the advisories were issued last week... after hurricane hermine. during routine sampling testers found bacteria... which is an indication of fecal pollution. in pasco county... advisories remain in effect for 2 beaches. both robert j strickland beach and anclote river park beach tested positive for the bacteria. the water samples were taken on tuesday. w know when they re-test those beaches. now we all know how great our viewers our... and now we have the study to prove it. the tampa bay area was just named the third most charitable city in the entire country. the study was done by charity navigator... they looked at 30 metropolitan areas across the u-s. and number 3 is a huge improvement for us... just last year-- we ranked 27th! the report
charities put more revenue toward programs and less toward administrative and fundraising. we also tied for first when it comes to accountability and transparency. houston took first place... the same as last year. others in the top 5... st. louis, dallas, and san diego. and speaking of charity..... a non-profit organization has donated bullet and stab protective vests to three of tampa police department's k9's. "vested interest in k9s" made the donation withthe help of several people and other organizations. xavier, and jagger will receive the vests within 8 to 10 weeks. vice president joe biden declared his goal to cure cancer in a moonshot initiative earlier this year... and now we're actually seeing some progress.the new report that outlines the goals for this massive undertaking. ((walter plus... driverless cars are one step closer to becoming a reality. how a state senate ruled to move forward with developing
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discover the craft of cold brew today and keep on. america runs on dunkin'. welcome back... the time is 5:xx. a new report outlines the roadmap for the white house's cancer "moonshot" intiative. the plan is urging scientists to research immune-based therapy... and doctors to better tailor treatment by giving patients a genetic profile of their tumors. those 2 things are among an entire list of recommendations issued by a pane the report was sent to vice president joe biden's cancer moonshot task force. earlier this year... biden vowed to spend his final months in office fighting the nation's number 2 killer. his son beau died of brain cancer last year. president obama has requested about a billion dollars to fund the project over the next 2 years. michigan's senate has unanimously passed a measure
someone to be inside a self- driving car while testing it on public roads. right now... a researcher has to be inside the car. another part of the bill would let "platoons" of semis travel closely together at coordinated sppeds. supporters say the measures keep michigan in competition with other states. the bills are on track for final approval by the end of the year. in other car news... it's a victory for uber. a federal appeals court ruled drivers for the company will have to resolve their claims ?individually... not through a class action lawsuit. the judge says most of the nearly 400-thousand drivers now suing the company.... "willingly" signed an arbitration clause. meaning that any claims against the company need to be filed as individuals. a year after millions of gallons of toxic waste spilled into rivers in colorado, new mexico and utah... the
a local man played his luck during hurricane hermine... and boy is he glad he did.((jen what he and his wife plan to do with their million dollar scratch ticket winnings. plus... it's finally here... apple unveiled it's new iphone 7 and 7 plus. and while version... others are upset over a new wireless feature. but first, last night's winning lottery numbers. no big winner in the powerball, so saturday's jackpot is up to 205 million! good luck... and good day
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and while apple may have made some angry over the lack of headphone jack... there is a consolation prize. the company gigabyte option for the new i- phone 7 and 7 plus. customers had been complaining about the version not having enough space for their apps... photo streams... and other memory-hogging data. apple offered the version to people who weren't willing to fork over hundreds. good news though... the company is now offering the 32 gigabyte model
((jen/ an employee is fighting for his life this morning... after chasing down a jewelry thief. how he's doing.. and who police are searching for. ((walter plus... sheriff judd is warning criminals to keep their guns holstered... how a traffic stop ended in a man's shooting... and the latest in the ongoing investigation.
it's 5:--, i'm walter allen.((jen)) and i'm jen epstein. a man is fighting for his life this morning... after chasing a jewelry thief while on the job. ((jen/dbx)) fox 13's shayla reaves is live at the hillsborough county sheriff's office this morning... shayla-- how is that employee doing this morning? right now--deputies are asking anyone with information to please come forward and share what you know. check out your screen--what started in a jewelry store...landed a worker in the hospital hurt. this is video captured at mirage diamonds and fine jewelry at westfield brandon mall tuesday. man asked to try on about 25-thousand dollars in jewelry-- but instead of
the worker chased the thief all the way to the parking lot and hopped on the hood of a getaway car. he couldn't do enough though. the thief still took off--- throwing the worker from the hood of that chevy camaro. the worker was not only thrown, but run over too! he's in the hospital in critical condition.mirage diamonds remained closed wednesday. right now-- deputies are focused on finding the thief he's believed to be between 25 and 30 years old. been described as a two-door newer model chevy camaro last seen heading north on i-75. if you have any information contact the hillsborough county sheriff's office.
5:??. let's get you up to the minute on today's top stories: crime stoppers of tampa bay is offering a three- thousand dollar reward for information leading to the arrest of an armed robber who held up a hotel. it happened at the hampton inn on waters avenue monday night. depu pointed a gun at a clerk... then took money from the register and the clerk's wallet. ((walter and a warning for teco customes... tampa electric says scammers have been calling customers... trying to get their money. at least tampa man ended up losing hundreds of dollars. a caller... whose number came up as teco on caller i-d... told him he owed about 15-hundred-dollars. and if he didn't pay... they would cut the power. teco says between 10 to 15 customers are
customers.. teco will never call and ask for credit card or debit card numbers. if you get a call like this one... hang up and call teco directly. ((walter flood damage in pasco county could make hermine one of the county's most expensive storms ever.. officials announced at least 89 million dollars in damage to properties. now they say they want to buy people out of their homes that continually flood... to prevent damage like that again. they'd like to buy and bulldoze homes near the anclote river and turn the area into be weeks before the county knows if it will get federal funds for recovery. developing this morning... don't shoot at us-- and we won't shoot at you. that's the warning sheriff grady judd has for criminals in polk county. it comes after a man was shot by officers several times during a traffic stop. ((jen fox-13's alcides segui is live in polk county
((jen thanks, alcides. president o duterte in laos. the informal meeting happened in a holding room before the 2 attended a gala dinner. it took a little sting out of the soured relations caused by comments duterte made about the president earlier this week. it came after president obama said he intended to talk to duterte about police violence in the philippines. the comments caused president obama to cancel a formal meeting that had been scheduled. china has sent a coded warning to the u-s... telling officials to stay out of the
after beijing was once again accused of building permanent structures on islands in the area. during a regional summit in laos... chinese officials said they wanted to work with other countries to quote "dispel interference." but president obama responded by warning that beijing must abide by international rulings. hillsborough county commissioners are calling on you... to perform some small acts of kindness. it's all in preparation for the 15 year anniversary of the september 11th attacks. we've honored first responders and their efforts that day through patriot day.. but now officials are taking it one step further. this year... they're asking people to do one good deed from now through september 11th-- that's sunday. help a neighbor take out the trash... buy someone lunch... no matter how small it can make a big difference. speaking of good deeds.... florida wildlife officials rescued a mama manatee and her baby calf. they were stuck in a ditch off
the sheriff's office shared this picture of the 2 manatees. they were safely moved to a new area. a local man struck it lucky.. as hurricane hermine struck our state! the north port man won a ?million dollar? prize on a scratch-off game. "hollie lyle" chose to receive his winnings as a lump-sum payment of nearly 800- thousand dollars. he bought the "fortune" scratch- off ticket in sarasota friday during the storm. but is going to take a few months off to hike with his wife on the appalachian trail. we're just days away from the first tailgate sunday of the season. fox 13's scott smith will show us how the bucs are shaping up for the
plus.. standing tall... over central florida. russell rhodes brings us on a one take trip... to a national historic landmark... "bok tower" in lake wales. ((dave)) it was doggie destiny was mr. bonejangles expecting the perfect toy at an amazing price? of course not. he's a dog. but that's the beauty of a store full of surprises. you never know what you're gonna find,
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but think you've seen it all- just wait. we're looking out for you here on good day... we've got a whole list of places to visit on just one tank of gas. and this time russell rhodes is bringing us to a national historic landmark. when i started working here... now 23 years ago... bok tower was one of my first stories. i was stunned that such a place existed in the middle of this state.
in sports this morning: the bucs firm up their roster just days ahead of the first game of the season. and the rays avoid a sweep with a big win. fox 13's scott smith has all the details. 4 days from kick off... the bucs are still tweaking the final roster... today they released back-up runningback mike injury... g-m jason licht still deciding
guys jumping into the game-plan for the falcons this week. dirk koetter manages a smile at practice this afternoon... maybe it's the thought of his first regular season game as a head coach...maybe the idea of facing his old team the falcons... or maybe that he is much more confident in the ablitites of his young quarterback jameis winston... now in his second year, winston's skill set is much more refined... and that is good reason for koetter to smile... a ton of excitement to see jameis and his offensive weapons... but the key, rests on the big shoulders of the offensive line. just 7 sacks surrendered in the preseason, among the fewest in the league. the young o-line is growing up... 2nd year left tackle, donovan smith says he feels leaps and bounds ahead where he was last year at this time. here's our sunday lineup... i'll be live in atlanta bright and early for our first tailgate sunday of the season.... then you can catch the bucs and falcons right here on fox 13 at one... followed by the giants and cowboys.... kevin kiermaier hits the game riding a ten-game hitting streak... doesn't take long to make it eleven... a towering shot nearly hitting the scoreboard... his ninth of the year.... game tied at six... corey dickerson's up... goes opposite field... adam jones should have probably caught it for as long as it hangs in the air... mikie mahtoosc goes 2-for-for on the day.... the credit for the win goes to the bullpen... after drew smyly leaves in the fourth... five pitchers come in for the rays holding the o's to just one run on three hits....
heavy rain and strong wind did a number on our beaches last week... making the struggle for survival even tougher for baby sea turtles. but they're not going down without a fight... how turtle watch officials aren't giving up hope just yet. plus... monkey bars are a thing of the past-- it's all about the technology nowadays. how this new playground uses high-tech gear to get
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it's not a game when our senator doesn't show up. i'm patrick murphy. solving problems means showing up. showing independence. and working together. it's why i worked to protect women's health care and worked with both parties to stop cuts to medicare. i'm patrick murphy and i approve this message because florida needs a full-time senator.
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our beaches last week.. and it's making it difficult for baby sea turtles. this is the end of sea turtle nesting season. they have until october 31st, but hermine washed away many stakes that lay out where nests are. on anna maria island 80 nests are still visible, but they believe
buried. that doesn't mean every nest is destroyed... the turtles could still hatch very soon. the sea turtle watch will have volunteers checking the beaches until mid november. just because the season ends in october doesn't mean there were a few late nests laid. the days of swing sets and monkey bars are fading away... there's a new era of playground equipment in tampa.. it combines technology and aerobic exercise.. the "neos 3-60" was installed yesterday at perry harvey senior park off north orange street in downtown tampa.. like a video game -- kids choose from eight activities.. at the sound of music, they run around pressing flashing buttons..trying to get the most points before their time is up.. unlike an x-box or i-pad... the goal of this game is to get them on their feet. friends of tampa recreation helped fund the playground. they added a similar game
lane park in the future. ((jen)) there's much more to come on good day.((walter)) let's turn it over to russell and laura - to find out what's ahead in our 6 o'clock hour. ((russell) federal funding isn't the only roadblock in the fight against zika... ahead at 6:00... the trouble for florida communities, planning to use chemicals to eradicate the dangerous mosquitoes. concern growing locally... the steps deputies are taking to keep all of us safe from the zika threat. (russell - take vo) and flag found... the iconic american symbol in this picture disappeared after 9/11... ahead at 6:00... it's mysterious disappearance solved.
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caught on camera .. a thief makes off with >>laura: caught on camera. a thief makes off with thousands of dollars in jewelry. the clerk chases after and now he's in the hospital. this morning deputies need help >> this is the fear of floridians right here. it is not good enough. >>russell: david jolly creating the buzz in washington, bringing mosquitos to work as he calls for emergency action to fight zika. >>laura: and missing for years. the flag that represented our country's resilience in the wake of the september 11 attacks is finally found. but where was it? >>dave: got some 60s on the map this morning.