tv Good Day Tampa Bay 5AM FOX September 16, 2016 5:00am-6:00am EDT
((walter holy cow... a big sinkhole opens up in polk county... and is leaking radioactive water. how in the world, are they gonna fix this? ((jen ?apple i-phone fans, today's the day... the new i-phone sevens are hitting store shelves. and we found people already waiting in line! ((walter plus... after 59- years together, a touching farewell... the sad but oh- so-sweet way... this happily married couple... finally had to part. ((walter)) its now 5:?? thanks for joining us. i'm walter allen((jen)) and i'm jen epstein. let's
new this morning: police are searching for the person who took off... during a traffic stop. it happened just a few hours ago, at north 41st and east fern street in tampa. investigators say: officers had pulled the driver over... when the ?passenger hit the gas. the car crashed into a power-pole... and cracked it. people living the driver stayed at the scene... but the passenger took off... and detectives are still looking for them. ((jen)) now to a developing situation in polk county. a sinkhole has opened up there. ((wally)) it's not on a major ?road, but it's still causing major ?problems... that's because it's right in the middle.. of the busy "mosaic plant" campus. ((wally fox-13's shayla
(jen/ one man is in custody... charged in the fatal beating of another man in st. pete beach. it happened thursday afternoon, in a cul-de-sac near 78th avenue and coquina way. detectives found "kenneth darling" lying on the ground,unresponsive... later, he was prounced dead. (jen now "bruce edward wilson" is under arrest. deputies say: the two homeless men were drinking alcohol and got into a fight. detectives tell us: wilson punc times. he's now charged with second-degree murder. this is a mugshot from one of wilson's ?previous arrests. and he's had a lot... about two ?dozen of them, since 20-11. ((wally)) it must seem like a horrifying dream for a family from riverview. but the tragedy is all too real. they lost their nine-year old son in an accident on i-75 near ?brooksville last night... a huge six-car pile-up... ((wally fox-13's alcides segui is at st. joseph's hospital... doctors are treating several other family members... seriously injured in the accident.
((wally thanks, alcides. (jen in pinellas county: it looks like you can plan that trip to the beach this weekend... without worry about the water. the health department says local beaches are safe, after more than two-hundred ?million gallons of sewage was dumped into the water during hurricane hermine. officials say enough time has passed for the water to flush itself clean. st petersburg is planning upgrades to sewer and stormwater systems to prevent (jen/ authorities on the east coast say: "joseph schreiber" has ?confessed to setting-fire to a mosque, that the orlando nightclub shooter occasionally attended. now he says: he's ?embarrassed by the crime. the fire happened on the 15th anniversary of the 9-1 attacks. yesterday, a judge ordered schreiber held without bail, calling him a danger to the community, and a flight risk. if convicted, schreiber faces up to 30-years behind bars (wally) florida democrats have now filed a complaint
the way he donated to supporters of attorney general pam bondi. (wally the chair of the state democratic party says trump violated state law in 20-13. the trump foundation gave 25-thousand dollars to a group called "and justice for all".. which promoted bondi's re-election campaign. but that donation violated federal tax law because charities cannot contribute to political causes. so earlier this year, trump personally reimbursed his committee. the complaint claims that reimbursment is a of a state law. we asked our political editor craig patrick if this will have any real impact on the trump campaign:
the complaint doesn't go into the ?relationship between trump and bondi instead, it focuses on how campaign money moved around. (jen) happening today: the new i-phone 7 hits store shelves... and already, people are waiting in line... ready to get their hands on the new, must-have device. (jen - we sent a photographer to international plaza early this morning... you can see dozens of people waiting outside for the mall to open. apple stores and cell phone carriers have limited quantities of the new device... which feature a beefed up camera, faster
(jen it's 5:-- and in the top stories: a new recall involving millions of vehicles. this time ?chrysler is recalling nearly two-million vehicles, worldwide... because of an air bag problem... that's been linked to three deaths. this affects certain chrysler, dodge, jeep and (lon-cha) lancia vehicles, model years 20-10 through 20-14. the air bags in these vehicles may not deploy
might tighten up. (wally a wild scene in midtown manhattan, where a man with a meat cleaver attacked two police officers. authorities say: the man was upset over someone putting a "boot" on his car. officers tried to use a stun gun on him... that didn't work. then an off- duty detective tried to tackle him... and was hacked in the fa officers opened fire, hitting the man. he's in the hospital. (wally the chicago cubs have clinched the n-l central division title... it's the team's first division title since 2008 and an important first step in their ultimate goal of winning the world series for the first time in 108 years. wrigley field was empty when the big moment happened last night, but we're told a loud cheer went up in the neighborhood, and lots of people honked
(jen and "mazel tov" to this man. he's "yisrael kristal" and he's 113-years old... and officially, the world's oldest man. now, a century after he ?should have celebrated his bar mitzvah, he's finally doing so! back then, life was too grim. his dad was off fighting world war one... his mom had died... and a few years later, he was sent to the auschwitz concentration camp. but he survived... built a family... and now, they're
they say true love lasts a lifetime... and that's certainly true for a couple in north carolina. sad-but-sweet story... is truly trouching. (wally meet margaret and don livengood. they were married for 59-years... and had built a beautiful life together. but recently, their health began to deteriorate. margaret was 80... and fighting cancer. don, 84, had trouble breathing... and last month, they were both admitted to the hospital on the same day. and after some finagling by staff, they got to share a room. don could hold margaret's hand... and even though she couldn't ?talk anymore, they still
so moved... and when they died on the same day, just a few hours apart... everyone felt like it was meant to be. (wally) for their daughter pattie, their passing together was a huge comfort. before her dad's last breath, he told her, quote, "when we get to heaven, it'll be just like we're getting married again... another honeymoon." now ?that's romantic. ((jen)) these days, you gotta know how to strike a pose. from dating sites, to job sites... smart selfies sell! and that applies to ?dogs, too. (jen when we come back... the photographer who gets shelter animals... ready for their closeups. his silly sounds, will help them find
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(jen) getting the kids to pose for a photo is tough... they're always moving. but one guy has found the secret to great furry photos... and since his work... is truly ?lifechanging for them... he's this week's hometown hero. adam goldberg has a very special gift.not only is he a talented photographer.. he's also fluent in the language of dog. so i do like a chewbacca noise, and it sounds something like...soundwell it's not so much the words he usesa& but the sounds he makes. (bark) and they tilt there head and it's the perfect picture. and he does for the humane society of tampa bay's adoptable dogs. when you see a really good pitcture of one of our dogs, cats, or even rabbits or guinea pigs it makes all the difference in the world. each picture goes on the humane society of tampa bay's website.
pictures with their cell phones.but now they have adama& and he puts on quite the shootaprofessional cameraa& backdropa& and lights.it's all about the lights. the lighting is a photographer's best friend and since treats are a dog's best frienda&he makes sure he's got those too. ( here you want more treats.. we're gonna get you a home, right.you can probably guess that adam loves animalsa especially his mini schnauser rigbyawho gets a little envious of his dad's work sometimesa he's a little jealous that i flirt with all these other dogs all the time and he looks at me like i know where you just were. it's a pretty smart idea.... combinng his two favorite things..his love of dogs and his passion for photography. to know that there's adoptable animals out there that i get to take pictures of and help them find a home. and adam will do whatever it takes.... whatever sound he's gotta make. sqeak, noise, barkto get a dog to strike the
(jen) adam goes to the shelter once a month to take pics - and he does it all for free. he's also hosting a fundraising event at the humane society of tampa bay on armenia - this saturday and sunday from noon to 5 p.m. for 75 bucks your pup can have its own private photo shoot. half the proceeds go to the humane society. ((wally)) scared gators... what one student is accused of doing... in the dormitory showers... ((walter and... seniors gone wild.. the
recording people... in dorm showers. police say: 31- year-old "jovany fuentes" targeted other male students, using his cell phone camera. he reportedly told his friend all about it, who then told police. fuentes has been charged with video voyeurism and is on interim suspension. ((walter the city of tampa is keeping its red light cameras... for now. the city council passed an agreement thursday, on a new contract with "american traffic solutions." that will keep the cameras up and intersections, for another two years. supporters say: the cameras make intesections ?safer... but critics argue: it's more about ?money... calling the cameas a source of ?revenue for the city. ((walter we'll soon be seeing a clearer picture of the future of channelside bay plaza. the developer will give an update next week. the mall has struggled since it opened in the early 2000s... but it's now a a key part of the 2-billion-dollar
for the mall aren't yet clear.... the building could be completely demolished and rebuilt-- or just partly remodeled. ((jen)) we don't like to think about how vulnerable we are on the roads... but a tragedy on i-75 brings that home, vividly. six cars got into a chain-reaction crash... killing a nine-year- old boy from riverview. ((jen fox-13's alcides segui is at st. joseph's hospital in tampa, where some of the injured are being treated this morning. alcides, this traged
thanks, alcides. (wally) nothing to brag about... the number of zika virus cases in florida... has topped 800. the vast majority of those cases are classified as travel-related... meaning they were brought into the state by people infected elsewhere. but dozens of cases have also been transmitted locally... including one new case reported wednesday in miami- dade county. the zika virus is expecially dangerous to pregnant women, since it can cause severe birth defects. governor rick scott appealed to congress earlier this week, for more federal funding to fight the virus. (wally protests are growing after police in columbus, ohio shot and killed a 13-year-old boy. police say: "tyree king" matched the description of someone they were looking-for in an armed
chased him down an alley... where he pulled-out what looked like a real gun. it turned out to be a b-b gun. one of officers shot and killed the boy. that officer is now on administrative leave. a puppy is recovering after a teen admitted to shooting the dog with a bow and arrow. the dauchshund mix was found wednesday... with an arrow in its neck. animal services ended up naming underwent emergency surgery... and is now with a foster family. an 18-year-old turned himself in yesterday... and told officers he shot the puppy because she was digging through trash. he was charged with a misdemeanor. animal services says it will take grace some time to recover... as well as learn to trust people again. ((wally sports can get competitive... and that includes shuffleboard. a
morning... after getting into a fight following a shuffleboard match. it happened wednesday at the pinellas park senior center. police say herbert hayden got into an argument... that quickly escalated. officials say the 81-year-old punched another player in the face... then hit him with his shuffleboard cue. the man had several scratches on his cheek. hayden was charged with misdemeanor battery... he's being held on 250-dollars bond. (jen) okay, we made it to friday. that deserves a woo-hoo.(wally) so, let's look back at some of the ?lighter moments we've had on good day this week. here's our latest ?goodies. "mr russell..will you.""i'm a woman's man...stayin' alive.""wanna see a six-pack? there's my six- pack.""can you smell...sorry i did that.""while you're taking your shower...didn't you?""and i leave you with this...charley's world." ((jen)) it's one of the most painful parts it's one of the ((jen)) world."this...charley's with
attitude-- is a real thing. but one california student... who was bullied relentlessly... is changing all that with a new app. fox 13's russell rhodes is here to tell us about it. that's right... natalie hampton says she endured 2 years of eating lunch alone... and some pretty horrible bullies too. she's now a junior in high school... and is using that experience to help others who are a little "outside the box"-- just like her. natalie was the new girl in middle school... not knowing anyone-- she quickly became a target of bullying. natalie says she fortunately.. she ended up changing schools her freshmen year and quickly made friends. but that negative experience stuck with her.. so she created the "sit with us" app. it recruits students who volunteer to invite others to join them for lunch. this way... a student who doesn't have anywhere to sit can check the app and find a friendly face. and each of the volunteers takes a pledge to be kind and welcoming to anyone who joins their table. natalie says while
really small experience... having students actively include each other is huge. and the research backs it up... researchers say when ?students take a stand against bullying... rather than teachers-- it is much more effective. it's now 5:??. time to check the forecast with dave. it is 5:??: time now to find out what's happening
alright... in honor of friday... time for the lighter side of politics. ready? (wally) check out what happened when donald trump visited jimmy fallon on "the tonight show" in new york last night. --wally well, there you have it! trump was in a jovial mood with jimmy. earlier in the
same show, he joked that if he
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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. because florida needs a full-time senator. marco? marco?
universal in orlando... halloween horror nights... starts tonight. they're pulling out all the stops this year, with haunted houses based on some of the scariest films and t-v shows of all time, including: the exorcist... the texas chainsaw massacre... the walking dead... and american horror story. tickets start at 56-bucks for florida residents... fast passes are extra. ((jen)) there's much more to come on let's turn it over to russell and laura - to find out what's ahead in our 6 o'clock hour. ((russell/2-shot)) finish this sentence.. "things in the world today are going to...."((laura)) coming up.. the ?surprising and ?sad answer from 57-percent of everyone who answered.. (laura/take vo) and: it's an issue we're very familiar with here in florida. now, some congressmen want to take action against hot-car deaths.. their plan, and how long it will take to implement, at six.. (russell/take vo) and: these kids sure know how to
it looks like something from this is video from skyfox over polk county.. a massive sinkhole releases radioactive water ... and efforts are massive sink hole. this is an effort to keep it contained. >> a federal government issues a recall for samsung's dangerous new smart phone. now we know e when users can get a hand on replacement. donald trump rolls back one of his most controversial claims. where they now say where president obama was born.