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horrible traffic.. on a friday morning. right at one of the busiest intersections in the bay area.. stay away from i-4 and i-275 this morning.. ((jen a political stress mess.. doesn't matter which party you favor.. our bodies are wearing down from all the "back and forth". ((vanessa and: you can't be comfy.. without a soft pair of pj's.. this morning's hometown hero is on a mission to bring pajamas.. to kids in need.. ((vanessa) its now 5:?? thanks for joining us. i'm vanessa ruffes((jen)) and i'm jen epstein. let's start off with a check of the forecast, with dave.
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no closed captioning is available for traffic. available for captioning is no closed no closed captioning is available for traffic. fox 13's alcides segui is live on the ground in tampa this morning.. alcides --
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thanks alcides.. now to a tragic story in polk county.. where deputies continue to investigate the death of a five year old boy.. after he was hit by a truck.. while riding his bike.. fox 13's shayla reaves is live near lakeland this morning.. shayla, this happened
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i can't begin to understand what this family must be feeling ...especially, the eight year old girl who lost her little brother. you're looking at the scene off saddlewood boulevard, around 5 o'clock thursday evening. according to the polk county sheriff's office... a pick up truck struck 5- year-old austin crawfordas he and his sister road bikes in front of his next door neighbor's home. deputies say the boy turned and traveled into the road..the passing driver hit him.a neighbor shared memories of the child. we learned neighbors and family tried to save austin by performing cpr. medics transported him to the hospital where he died from injuries. we're told the driver is cooperating with investigators.i can only
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if speed factored into the crash.at last check the driver hadn't been charged.deputies are still working the case... and more information could be released later today. thanks shayla.. the man accused of kidnapping a four year old girl from lakeland.. will make his first appearance in a polk county courtroom today.. "west wild hogs".. was brought back from memphis and booked in bartow on thursday afternoon... he's currently facing a kidnapping
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saturday. hogs didn't answer any questions from reporters as he was walked into jail. rebecca was reunited with her family on tuesday. the man accused of hitting a teenage girl on wednesday -- along west hillsborough avenue in tampa.. has been caught by state troopers.. he was busted.. while trying to file an insurance claim for his banged up car. his name is nikolaus kon-stan-ti-nou.. and he's 56- years old.. he told them he didn't know what he hit -- but he didn't think it was a person. ashley perdomo tell us she was leaving her job wednesday evening.. and crossing hillsborough avenue.. when she was hit and killed. last night, after news of the arrest, they held a vigil in her honor. troopers say if konstantinou had just stayed at the scene, it's unlikely he would have faced any charges. he will now face a judge for leaving the scene of a
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meanwhile in pasco county-- a 13-year-old boy remains in critical condition this morning.. after he was hit by a car in port richey.. the incident happened around 6-30 thursday morning at congress street and ridge road.. deputies say "gabrial rodriguez" ran across the street... and into the path of an oncoming car. the driver in this case... was not charged. to the campaign trail now.. donald trump is firing back after a week of being rocked by sexual assault allegations... "conspiracy against the american people".. led by the political and media establishment.. speaking at a rally in west palm beach -- trump told supporters that he will protect them... and vowed that america will have a new independence day on november 8th.. trump has denied recent allegations.. made by several women.. that he touched and kissed them without their consent.. on the democratic side.. hillary clinton spoke at a sold out lunchtime fundraiser in san francisco yesterday... she told her audience that the election is about quote:
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leaked e-mails show the democratic nominee's campaign tried to have the date of the illinois primary moved... to stop a moderate republican candidate from gaining momentum after super tuesday. if you've found this tumultuous campaign season a little too stressful at times.. you aren't alone.. a new study conducted by the american psychological association says more than half of republicans ?and democrats find the 20-16 election to be a major source of stress.. non-stop elec negative tone often taken in the race are considered to be the biggest contributing factors.. the study also found that those over 71.. were the ones reporting the most anxiety. the 2016-2017 tampa bay lightning season is officially underway.. and it's off to a great start.. in front of a packed and excited crowd at amalie arena -- the bolts beat the detroit red wings 6-4.. all six goals were scored by six
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power-play goal.. to put the boys in blue ahead mid-way through the third period... fox 13's scott smith will have player reaction, coming up in our next half hour.. still ahead.. we talked about it earlier in the week.. service animals on airplanes.. up next - the decision on any possible rule changes. and.. the massive alligator we told you about yesterday.. he has a name..
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time now is 5:x.. developing overseas.. "boko haram" militants have handed over 21 schoolgirls.. after a series of negotiations.. the girls are part of a group of women who were kidnapped from their school two years ago.. a total of 276 girls were taken by the militant group in april of 2014.. 57 girls escaped almost immediately.. and one was found this spring. just under 200 of the women remain unaccounted for this morning.. there are part of a swap for detained leaders of boko haram. nigerian officials say the government will continue to negotiate the release of more girls in the coming days.. two boston police officers remain in critical condition this morning.. after being shot during a deadly domestic disturbance call.. investigators say 33-year old "kirk figueroa" and his room-mate were arguing over the thermostat, when officers arrived.. figueroa was
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officers stepped inside -- they were both shot.. figueroa was then shot and killed.. nine other officers were treated at a hospital for trauma, stress and minor injuries. a crackdown on service and support animals on planes won't happen.. for now. airlines and advocates for people with disabilities met about proposed rules this week. they could have made it harder for people to get the documentation for a service or support pet to fly for free. but..the two sides could not come up with an agreement..so they have decided to hold off on any new rules. thailand is without a king this morning for the first time in 70 years.. the asian nation is in a state of mourning.. after the death of the world's longest reigning monarch.. a procession will start later today as the 88-year old king's body is moved to the grand palace. the king was considered a unifying figure in the country. his son -- has asked for more time to grieve before taking the throne.. north carolina's governor says two more people have died
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raising the u-s death toll from hurricane matthew.. to 38. virginia also reported its second storm related death yesterday. north carolina is still seeing flooding several days after matthew dumped more than a foot of rain there.. adding to the problem.. many people in hard hit areas of georgia and the carolina's ?don't have flood insurance.. fema estimates that just 5
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now to possibly the biggest update of the morning.. the largest alligator ever caught in texas --- has a name! we showed you this mass houston.. it measured in at 13 feet and 8 inches long... and weighs 900 pounds.. there was a debate on wheter his name should be "big tex", or "darth gator".. the winner? -- "big tex"! he's now living at a 20-acre facility.. which
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that gator has grown to over 1- thousand pounds, in the last 20 years. when we come back.. another warning this morning about hand brakes in brand new cars.. we'll tell you plus.. who doesn't love a break from work? well apparently not everyone -- how many of us don't use all of our vacation days.. and how much its costing us. much its costing us. much its costing us. we dance on the salsa team together, and it's like a lot of power in what we wear. when we're practicing if i don't feel good in what i'm wearing i don't look good. t.j.maxx has that variety. i can get a lot for my money. it's like "yay t.j.maxx!" if you're feeling it, just go for it, don't wait.
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she's been waiting for this moment for awhile. a moment other kids wouldn't think twice about. her first bowl of cheerios. because now that cheerios are gluten free, violet, and many others are enjoying their first
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welcome back.. if you're in need of some extra cash.. there are plenty of stores hiring for the upcoming holiday season.. earlier this week we were at best buy.. but now --- amazon has announced it needs 230-thousand seasonal workers.. the jobs are available across the country -- including at the fullfillment center in ruskin... last year.. more than 14-thousand seasonal jobs turned into holidays. amazon officials expect that number to rise this year honda has announced the recall of about 350-thousand "civics" in the u-s... because of a problem with the electronic parking brake. it's a software issue with the parking brake.. that could allow the car to roll away.. if the vehicle isn't left in park. the recall covers 20-16 model civic coupes and sedans. honda says no crashes or injuries have been reported. toyota recalled it's 2016 prius yesterday..
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samsung says it expects to take a three billion dollar loss.. after deciding to stop production of the galaxy "note seven" smartphone. problems began in september, when the company recalled two-and-a-half million of the phones, due to overheating batteries... samsung then issued replacement phones with updated software and a new battery supplier.... but those phones also caught fire. americans are no strangers to the challenge of a work-life balance... it turns out -- we aren't balancing as much as we should be. a new survey found american workers are giving away billions of dollars away to their employers.. in unspent vacation... the survey shows that nearly sixty percent of american workers left vacation time unused last year.. so who are they blaming? their bosses of
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surveyed said management sends negative messages about taking time off. ninety five percent of bosses who responded to the survey though.. said vacation time is important to them, and those they manage. and even if we do go on vacation.. another new survey shows that less than half of us completely stay away from checking and replying to work e-mails.. after the break.. why florida and georgia are taking each other to court.. and no -- it's not over football.. plus.. first lady michelle obama -- fights back tears -- during a speech in
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it's 5:--, i'm jen epstein thanks for joining us this friday morning.. and i'm vanessa ruffes.. we want to get straight to a fatal accident this morning at one of tampa's busiest intersections.. fox 13's alcides segui is near the intersection of 275 and i-4.. alcides what can
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the time now is 5:??. let's get you up to the minute on today's top stories: polk county deputies are investigating the death of a 5-year-old boy... after he was hit by a truck, his bike.. the incident happened just before five last night--on saddlewood boulevard off rockridge road in lakeland.. deputies say austin crawford was riding his bike with his big sister, near their house... after he was hit -- a neighbor tried to save the boy by doing c-p-r... but he later died. the driver of the truck is cooperating with deputies. we expect to learn more about exactly what happened sometime today.. first lady michelle obama became emotional when talking about the now infamous video
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told a group of hillary clinton supporters thursday.. that "enough is enough"... donald trump has denied recent allegations that he sexually assaulted women. people magazine, the new york times and the palm beach post, have recently published stories of women.. who say trump grabbed and kissed them. trump has called those claims lies.. a homeowner in pasco county got quite the scare.. after finding a burglar.. sleeping in their bed.. the home-owner told police they returned to their home in ze their room.. deputies say the sleepy thief.. admitted to entering the home through an unlocked sliding glass door. and not only that.. he ate some bologna from the refrigerator. jeffcott was arrested for burglary and petty theft. he was also wanted in connection with another armed burglary. in other news.. at least three people are behind bars this morning.. after hernando county deputies broke up a dog fighting operation in brooksville.. the images are heartbreaking.. and even
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dogs, and 2 puppies were seized on thursday.. many of them struggled to walk, because they'd been chained up so long.. their home on twiggs street.. appeared to be a dog-fighting training center.. this morning -- james harris, darryl smith, and leondre wright have been charged with animal cruelty.. how any human can get pleasure watching another animal hurt or kill another animal is digusting the dogs are being ea were more than happy to go. in the meantime -- the shelter there is now overrun. they're currently offering 10 dollar adoptions on other animals to make room.. the dogs that were seized... will be closely monitored and could be ready for adoption in the future.. back here in florida.. state health officials have announced a new zika zone in miami... it's a setback.. less than a month after declaring the nearby wynwood neighborhood cleared of the virus. govenor scott's office announced thursday --
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infected with the virus in a one-square mile area of the city.. just north of the little haiti neighborhood. this is the third miami community identified where mosquitoes have transmitted the virus.. a decades long fight between florida and georgia -- is headed to trial.. at issue -- the supply of water in the states' shared rivers.. florida's attorney's say water use has spiked in metro atlanta, and parts of south-west georgia's agricultural industry.. they argue that its harming both the environment and local will head to court at the end of this month.. where lawyers will ask for georgia's water use to have an annual cap.. georgia's attorneys say the state has taken steps to conserve water, both by farms and in atlanta.. coming up.. reaction from the bolts big season opening win last night.. plus.. how one little girl's genuine show of kindness.. will help foster kids in pasco and pinellas counties.. we'll introduce you to grace -- in this week's hometown hero..
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the season with the classic taste of pumpkin. america runs on dunkin'. 2-thousand 9-hundred... that's how many children are in the foster system in pinellas and pasco counties. but all it takes and this week's hometown shows us that you don't have to be a grown-up to help a kid in need. grace/hometown hero @00:11 - 00:17kelly rossi/eckerd raising hope @01:27 - 01:34 0002sj.mxf 00:01:30;24 i like to help my friends at school when they're having a hard time and i like to help people in my community. her latest project... helping foster kids in pinellas county. grace learned about a special place, called eckerd raising hope, where children in the foster system can go to get free clothes, toiletries, and other comforts of home... and immediately wanted to help. so she thought pajamas would be the perfect gift. 0002sj.mxf 00:01:44;08 it makes me feel very happy and i feel like i'm helping people. grace sold some of her own books and toys onlinea she even cleaned her brother's bedroom to make a few bucks! 0002sj.mxf 00:02:15;02 do you ever help him clean his room? no. so that was a big deal, right. you must've really wanted to raise that money. grace made a 150- dollars in all! and used every last penny to buy 18 pairs of p-j's - but she didn't stop there - she donated some of her own stuff too.inclduing one of he favorite dolls. 00126y.mxf 00:09:27;12
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when grace dropped off the giftsa and says grace's kindness is proof that even if you can't foster or adopt a childathere's still something we all can do to help. 00277s.mxf 00:14:34;26 its probably the greatest gift she can give to another kid is her own belonging that she thought enough of another child to do that.it's just one of the many things that makes little grace a& so amazing! it's no wonder her parents nicknamed her "amazing grace." grace says she plans on volunteering for eckerd raising hope... when she's old enough... until then.. she'll keep donating stuff. if you'd like to help keep the room stocked... eckerd is always in need baby care and new shoes. shoes. baby care and new always in need stocked... eckerd is help keep the room if you'd like to donating stuff.she'll keep until then.. old enough...hope... when she's eckerd raising volunteering for plans on grace says she "amazing grace."nicknamed her her parents it's no
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it's no wonder her parents nicknamed her "amazing grace." grace says she plans on volunteering for eckerd raising hope... when she's old enough... until then.. she'll keep donating stuff. if you'd like to help keep the room eckerd is always in need baby
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it's now 5:??. time to check the forecast with dave. it is 5:??: time now to find out what's happening on the roads - with our
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in sports this morning: san diego chargers quarterback "phillip rivers" threw for 178 yards and a touch-down last night, to become the teams career passing leader.. his efforts helped the chargers beat the denver broncos 21-13.. in other sports headlines.. the tampa bay lightning got off to a great start to the season.. and big news for gator football fans.. fox 13's scott smith -- has more.. it's a long season... but good start can go a long way... the lightning hope to get out of the gates a little stronger this year... the bolts didn't really turn it on until january last season... tonight from amalie arena... a strong day 1.but it took a little while to get going - down 2-0 to the redwings after 1...but jonathan drouin... from the right circle... goes top shelf for you first bolts goal of the year... 2-1 red wings lead still. less than a minute later... wings take that 2-goal advantage back... franz nielsen beats ben bishop on the rebound... 3-1... but the bolts just keep on fighting... still early... check out this angle from ced paquette... are you kidding me!? so the bolts within 1... really strong 3rd period... blue team has
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up top! we're tied at 3-a-piece... bolts dialing up and opening night comeback! back on the powerplay... bolts take the lead and dont give it
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still to come.. it's friday morning.. so that means it's time for good day goodies!.. see our most fun moments of the past week.. and: southwest is starting flights to havana... what's surprising here.. is the cost.. the story after the break. it was doggie destiny was mr. bonejangles expecting the perfect toy at an amazing price?
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f a store full of surprises. you never know what you're gonna find, but you know you're gonna love it. how tall are you? how do we measure greatness in america? the height of our skyscrapers? the size of our bank accounts? no. it's measured by what we do for our children. the values we pass on. i've spent my life fighting for kids and families and it will be my mission to build a country and hard work take them. that means good schools for every child in every zip code. college that leads to opportunities... not debt. and an economy where every young american can find a job that lets them start a family of their own. we face big challenges, but we can solve them the same way families do. working together. respecting one another. and never giving up.
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i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. tampa bay is amazing. i work here, i raise my kids here, i even take care of my mom here. but you know what? i could use a hand. hey! we hear you! it's why a-a-r-p is supporting family caregivers like you with free tools and resources. and we're making our community an even better place to live, work and play for people of all ages. if you don't think "this is right for me" then you don't know "aarp."
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southwest airlines has announced a new.. historic destination. they will start flying from tampa to havana cuba on monday december 12... for a limited time -- one way tickets will cost just 59 bucks the airline says you'll have to book your
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advance to get that low fare... tickets are available right now on southwest.com thru nov 20th.... firefighters will race for the finish line this morning in tampa.. macdll air force base is hosting a challenge for it's base firefighters. this is footage from last year's world firefighter combat challenge" in alabama. today's firefighters will have similar challenges including the "hose pull" and the "victim carry." it starts on the base at 11 a-m, as part of national fire prevention week. alright.. it's friday... time to sit back, relax and laugh at ourselves.. here is a look at some of the most fun moments from "good
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there's much more to come on good day. let's turn it over to russell and laura - to find out what's ahead in our 6
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a man has been arrested for a hit and run crash.. that killed a 17-year old hillsborough high school student.. and already.. he's bailed out of jail.. at six - we are at the jail.. waiting for him to walk out.. and we'll show you how ashley perdomo is being remembered. and: a bomb threat shut down legoland for most of the day yesterday.. we'll tell you what investigators found.. and what's in store for the park today.. and: a mom's message to her kids.. the three questions they must answer.. before they're allowed to touch the thermostat! a story every laugh out of.. coming up at six. we're also going to keep
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we believe in families. in knowing your neighbors. in passing down traditions through generations. in lakewood ranch we believe in a community where we put down our roots. this is our town. this is our common ground. experience it yourself during the tour of homes. our annual model home spectacular beginning october 21st, featuring more than 50 stunning model homes
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>> good morning. right now we have a developing situation at i-4 and 275. the junction downtown tampa. deadly crash has lanes blocked since early this morning. we want to go out to alcides segui. since the crash is causing major delays tell us what you are seeing out there alcides. >> expect delays as investigators are processing the scene. motorcycle in the back of the tow truck. you can see, it is a sports motorcycle, from what we beed. florida highway patrol saying motorcyclist was speeding from i-4 going westbound, going on to either 275, south, or getting off on downtown exit.

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