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((russell- no more clowning around. another >>russell: no more clowning around. another retailer pulls clown costumes off its shelves. plus -- >> hillary clinton and donald trump debate in las vegas. i'm in washington. we'll have more on that coming up. >>laura: and off the chain. popular restaurants are going out of business. the age group that is starting to change the way we all eat out. welcome to the 7:00 hour of "good day tampa bay." i'm laura moody. >>russell: and i'm russell rhodes. a lot ahead but first, the forecast from dave. good morning. >>dave: good morning. it is beautiful, gorgeous outside this morning. while it's still a half hour way
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over tampa bay and looking to the east. beautiful conditions. back toward the coast, it's mild. clearwater 73. st. petersburg 73. tampa at 71 and you've got mid o upper 60s for areas i and for today, i mean, very, very similar to yesterday in that we'll probably get back to the upper 80s for a brief period of time with just one or two tiny passing showers through the area. the big changes come friday night and we'll detail those in a little bit. i do want to check vanessa at 7:00. >>vanessa: good morning. pasco county, we have building delays eastbound state road 54 and this is due to a crash that's reported at trinity boulevard. state road 54 is a big mess yesterday morning and looks like at least at this point, it will be a big mess once again. lanes are blocked. worst in the eastbound direction, enough that you'll want to take trinity boulevard instead. we have sky fox heading to the scene. we'll get you live pictures as soon as possible. here's another crash that's still working.
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delays are not as bad as maybe about 15 minutes ago but this crash is reported gulf to bay boulevard at mcmullen booth road. some delays we're seeing there westbound, less than five minutes or so. maybe just give yourself extra time out the door. i don't think at this point it will be worth taking another bridge. >>laura: thank you. it's getting harder to find clown costumes for halloween. target announced they're not selling them anymore. the department store joins a growing list of people shayla reaves has reaction on this. it's sad it's come to this. >>reporter: hi. good morning to you. right now we can tell you target is making changes. if you're hoping to find that halloween mask or probably halloween accessory, you may not have as much luck at target stores around the country. if you take a look at the video here, the company is removing
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stores after reports of clown threats around the country. a company spokesperson said in a statement, given the current vierm, we have made the decision to remove a variety of clown masks from our assortment. it's unclear if the decision impacts all or just some of the company's nearly 1,800 stores. in recent weeks, authorities have investigated reports of creepy clowns on social media and schools and in the community. some reported threats ended arrests and charges. some of those arrests have actually included middle school students. in a statement released through social media, the world clown association president denounced recent threats of violence and stated the organization stands with safety officers. the president called for ending the trauma to individuals and communities, adding this is, quote, not the act of a professional clown. if a clown costume is what you're determined to find, though, target is not the only
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week, goodwill industries suncoast announced they would no longer be selling halloween costumes in any of their 18 retail stores. so these are just some of the changes that we're seeing as we get closer and closer to halloween. it's less than two weeks away now and of course, we'll continue to follow and keep you posted if any new information becomes available. back to you. >>laura: thank you. while you were sleeping, massive flames and smoke kept firefighters busy in tampa. >>russell: there isn't much left behind of the big and deal center super. firefighters could not go inside. the single story business had a roof that was unstable. they had to battle flames from the outside. two helicopters sent in to help. investigators will search for the cause of the fire once it's safe to go inside. >>laura: take a look at this. this is video from inside a massive sink hole on property
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they are paying to have this done. the scanning device will help determine how much concrete they will need to fill this hole. it's 220 feet deep right now, 150 feet wide. this entire process could cost $50 million in the end. company is testing nearby well water to make sure it is free of contam contamination. >>russell: could find out of murder in his daughter's death. he was caught after police chase. jonchuck has been getting treatment since a ruling that he was incompetent to stand trial. doctors will reevaluate him today. >>laura: marco rubio wants to keep his job. patrick murphy wants to take it away. they met last night in orlando for a debate. abc chief white house
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and things got personal when the topic came to actual time spent here in florida. >> talk about flip-flop. congressman murphy in december of 2011, you changed your name, you changed your party and you moved from south beach to west palm beach to run for congress. that's not a flip-flop. that's a met morph sis. >> you haven't even met the mayor of you never even met them and that's your home state so don't lecture me on florida and flip-flops. you're the king of flip-flops. >>laura: in the latest average, rubio was ahead of murphy by 5%. >>russell: today is the last day to register to vote for next month's general election. you have until 5:00. and you have a couple of options if you've not already done so. you can go to any supervisor of
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paperwork or send it by mail before midnight. a judge chose to extend the deadline by a week because of the evacuations during hurricane matthew and early voting starts soon. next monday the 24th in hillsborough, pinellas, manatee and sarasota counties. 25th in sumter counties and the 29th for pasco. early voting ends on november 5 in pasco, sumter and sarasota. day later, ever place else. election day is tuesday, the 8th. >>laura: the developments on the campaign trail this morning. new f.b.i. documents raised questions about corruption in the state department regarding hillary clinton's email scandal. >>russell: and donald trump's wife is defending his embattled campaign. doug has more. >> this f.b.i. document dump creating new problems for hillary clinton including allegations that she mistreated her security detail while she served as secretary of state and one of her top aides tried to bargain with the f.b.i. as part
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>> we're in the final stretch of this campaign and -- >>russell: hillary clinton preparing for the debate. her campaign is now dealing with new revelations about her email scandal. f.b.i. documents allege that one of hillary clinton's top lieutenants at the state department under secretary of state patrick kennedy tried to convince an f.b.i. official to declassify an email on clinton's private server in exchange for giving the more countries, including iraq. to the f.b.i. official, it was a clear case of a quid pro quo offer. >> the quid pro quo. in other words, a deal. this is felony corruption by any standard, undersecretary kennedy needs to resign. >> trump campaigning in wisconsin last night, also
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election is rigged by media and fraudulent voting but still stinging in the polls after acquisitions of a number of women of sexual misconduct. >> he apologized to me. >>russell: melania defending her husband saying he's apologized to her for the way he's spoken about women in private but the accusations of misconduct, she says, are political. >> why now? why three weeks before the election? >> there's no question the timing has certainly hurt donald trump examine this making tomorrow night's debate in vegas even more critical. >>russell: the man melania blames is out of a job. nbc officially parted ways with billy bush in a settlement rumored to pay him millions. bush says he's embarrassed and ashamed for his behavior on that tape. >>laura: 30 years ago almost everybody knew how to drive a stick shift.
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>>russell: but there's a very good reason why you may want to learn again. jen is going to explain for us next. and 2016, the year the chain restaurant died. we'll tell you who is to blame and what people are spending money on instead. >>dave: nice, mild 71 degrees out at tampa international. the dew point in the upper 60s. still on that moderate humidity kick, north-northeast winds around six miles per hour. we've had a couple of tiny little placid in highlands county. other than that, we're going to be good to go to start the day. back to the upper 80s for a high temperature as rain chances temperature as rain chances overall less amendment 1 guarantees your right -
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no. but that's the beauty of a store full of surprises. you never know what you're gonna find,
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soccer practice last night, and i want to you look at this. look at that beautiful rainbow and trust me, i'm not a professional photographer but it was just absolutely gorgeous and it just got brighter and brighter and brighter. it was just a great way to finish the day, too, you know? just a gorgeous picture. okay. 7:14. i appreciate you guys running that video for international. 67 brookdale bayshore with that northeast wind at three miles per hour. as you get to the usf marine science camera, you see that 73 degrees and north wind at five and 71 north- northeast winds at six. there it is looking down kennedy. it's just later and later with the sunrise still at around 7:32
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yesterday as well. northeast to east winds. see what that does? you pick up just a tiny bit of moisture. the thing is, with all the drier air, you know, several thousand feet up, we just don't get that lift to produce a lot of shower activity. i saw a couple of sprinkles a few minutes ago southeast of lake placid and while there would be one or two of those isolated little showers in general, this, this will stop much of the rain from when is the last time you saw all of this drier air all through the southeast, all through the gulf, down -- all the way down through cuba? that's the weather pattern we're in. it's a fall-like pattern. also in late october, we have to watch the tropics. while we see that trying to develop, i high the wind shear system. weather service upgraded this to
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the next five days. that gets your attention but it's nothing i would be concerned about because we're also in the next five days going to get ourselves a cold front to come through. and as that front pushes southeast, guess what is going to happen? sub tropical, disorganized weak low, it's going to get pushed fro our state. it's not going to be a bother to us. we're just going to be waiting on the weekend cold front come through, and it should be here on friday night. i'm liking the way the models are bringing this in friday night because then that gives you a bunch of hours overnight to start that drying out process. and then all of saturday, all of sunday do look fantastic. high temperatures today around 88 degrees. very isolated shower but nothing significant. clear, mild, still a bit muggy tonight. tomorrow pretty much the same, back up to the 80s. light chop boating for today and
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seven days. not much in the way of rain. it really isn't going to be. 20% the rain chance for friday as the front comes through. breezy, cooler saturday, sunday. sunday morning, maybe in the 50s around this area. okay? >>vanessa: oh, my. sounds nice. thanks, dave. not looking too nice on the roadsment we have sky fox arriving on scene at that pasco county crash. you'll recall this is at the in that's in the east bound direction where we're seeing most of the lanes blocked. we have bad delays. backups are beyond duck slough. we'll try to keep you updated as far as when the lanes clear, but you can see as we zoom out here, backups, backups, backups, delays, yeah. heavily jammed in the area. so once again, another busy
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we have two crashes that we're following out of pinellas county with notable lane blockage. 66th street north is the kenneth city area. two northbound lanes are blocked. please give yourself extra time or avoid and then here, 49th street north, you'll avoid the north direction. those northbound lanes are completely shut down. >>russell: jen wrote the script i'm about to read. i've been driving 40 years? i haven't been driving 40 years. i do the math. 57 minus 16. i've been driving 45 years. most of that time it's been behind the wheel of an automatic. i'll not very good at a stick. >>laura: i can drive one. bless your heart. i can drive one but i would rather not. it is fun on the rare occasion. as it turns out, most people prefer the ease of the automatic
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effort to save the manual. >>jennifer: i mate you younger that time. some people like me call it an uterine convenience. others call it an art. either way, learning to drive a manual transmission is a dying craft. according to u.s. news and world report, only 18% of american drivers know how to operate a stick shift. only 5% of cars sold in the u.s. even come with a manual transmission. it was popular back in the the u.s. were stocked with it. drivers liked it because it was cheaper than an automatic car and durable. fast forward almost 40 years and car enthusiasts still love the thrill and the power of a stick shift. in fact, car and driver magazine has even started the hashtag, save the manual. well, if that doesn't make you reconsider, how about this? if your car has a manual transmission, it's less likely to get stolen because most
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parking spot. you've got that going for you. biggest reason for the decline, technology. cars with automatic transmission are just as fuel efficient as manual cars thanks to smoother shifting and better highway miles. looking for a good resale value, you can expect about $2,000 less with your stick shift car. my husband drives a stick shift and i've never driven it once. i can't. do you remember, let's rewind 2007. do you remember when i tried to learn how to drive a stick shift because i was going to daytona to drive a real race car? i had two lessons prior to going there and i was terrible all times i've tried it so i'm gone. >>russell: grind it. >>laura: working the clutch. >>jennifer: i'm going nowhere fast. >>russell: my math was wrong. i've been driving 41.
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i was in a hurry there. rise and shine, little swans. sheer trying to catch you, dozens of you. >>laura: ken is there live to watch it happen and explain why. >>russell: you've probably seen the video of people leaving amy schumer's tampa performance after she slammed donald trump. we have her response at 7:30. first walter filling in for charley belcher. good morning. >>walter: good morning. i teased deliver on those animals. there you are, my friends. that is how you know it's going to be a good day when you see elephants at 7:20 in the morning. they were on the other end and they ran over here because this morning snack time, they're getting apples.
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among millennials. some of the major chain restaurants are taking a big hit. >>reporter: like most 20-somethings, marion is fresh out of college and wants to save cash so she cooks. >> i only go out to eat maybe a few times a week, if that. even for lunchtime i like to bring my own food. >> i cook home as well. i make good mac and cheese and pasta and pb & j's. >> 18 to 35-year-olds used to go to restaurants the most but that was before the recession. now millennials are scaling back, especially if they have kids of their own. >> i'm going, okay. i have to start saving a little bit for my kid in the future. i have to worry about clothing them for school and getting them school supplies and all those
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becomes a compromise. >>reporter: that search for a compromise is hurting restaurants big time. the last year, five restaurant companies have filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. three in one week. major chains like ruby tuesday and bob evans have been forced to close dozens of restaurants nationwide but it's not all millennials' fault. >> we've seen massive food deflation to the point that prices are down 2% at grocery stores from where they were last year. so suddenly it's become much cheaper to eat at home and on top of that, you have new services that are making delivery much more easier so that's meal kits like blue apron and hello fresh and suddenly a lot more delivery apps. >> >>russell: unmanned spacecraft carrying thousands of pounds of
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private aero space company successfully launched a rocket from virginia yesterday. first successful flight since a rocket exploded two years ago on liftoff. cargo ship that was attached to the rocket is expected to arrive at the space station on sunday. off and running. >>dave: 7:27. talked about the little sprinkles we had in highlands county. they're quickly moving to the west and they'll start to really what we've seen with the weather pattern is not much more than that so it's -- rain is not an issue, really, for us. i think, though, our high temperatures, and you do see a 90 in the brandon area. why not? we made it there for the past couple of days so for a lot of us, we're going to be in the upper 80s for high temperatures and only when the front comes through, and it won't be until friday night will we finally take the temperatures and bring them back to below normal.
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seasonably warm the next few days with the very isolated chance of a shower. vanessa? >>vanessa: we're still dealing with the eastbound delays on state road 54 approaching trinity. trinity eastbound is looking slow as well. no surprise, lots of drivers are probably going to be avoiding 54 and the crash we're seeing there with the lane blockage in the eastbound direction. so probably stick with trinity and give yourself extra time. it's going to be slow, unfortunately, either way you go. sewer repa drivers know that's he can -- extended northbound and that's going to be in effect through tomorrow now so hold on tight. we're almost there with the clearing. we'll get to our delays right now on our major roadways. 26 minutes. looks about normal here, southbound 275, bearss avenue to i-4 and also in the red southbound, 75. 15 minutes is the ride from bruce b downs boulevard to the i-4 exit.
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no idea. the signs of attacks and when to know if you should go to the hospital. >>laura: and scooping up the swans. it's going on right now and lakeland. what a sight it is. ken is there for it. >>reporter: good morning. take a look behind me. these are the holding pens. they're empty right now, not going to be for long. take a look over here. that's y. these guys are ready
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she can work with people to solve problems. i want to be able to tell my kids that i did the right thing when it really mattered. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. (laura- welcome back to good day tampa bay. the time is 7:--. happening >>laura: welcome back. time is 7:32. happening right now, wranglers are rounding up the swans. >>russell: it's for their annual checkup.
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favorite stories to get to do every year, right? >>reporter: any animal story is my favorite story. these guys are not just another bird in lakeland. they're icons here. they are big stuff. they were given by the queen of england in 1957, started off with two and now close to 70 or so. why are they so loved? let's go to kevin cook, spokesperson for the city of lakeland. why do we love swans in lakeland? >> generations have been coming down here become an adult, you bring your children down here to feed the swans. they are very iconic and people associate themselves with the swan here in lakeland. >>russell: i remember a couple of years ago and maybe this is going on, but we had an art project going around and we had different animals for different cities. of course, lakeland took swans. what happened there?
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we raised funds for one of our -- another iconic playground here in lakeland and that was a fundraiser for the playgrund. because you choose something ic iconic, of course we chose the swan. not only did we have the artists paint them and then displayed, but we had an auction at the end and the anticipated. it went to raise funds for a very good cause which is our common ground playground. >>reporter: you know what i think is cool, this is a community effort. a local veterinarian is doing all this work for free. she brings her staff. before that it was the gardners. this has been passed down from generation to generation but it costs the city money. $10,000 a year. where does it go?
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mainly. people come down here to the lake and bring white bread and we try to encourage them to bring vegetables, carrots, things of that nature. $10,000 was for swan feed. >>reporter: kevin lost 30 pounds. i wish i could do the same. before you were talking about how do you wrangle a swan? i was just guessing. they're going to give me a chance at 8:30. you'll see that live. >>russell: this is a reason to no reason to go to work today. see you later. >>reporter: too late for us. >>russell: see you later. >>laura: st. petersburg ranks number one as the most inclusive city in florida for gay, bisexual, transgender. tampa went down from 97 last year to 86 now but that's still above the national average of 70 or rather, the state average. national average is 55.
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looks like politics and comedy just don't mix for amy schumer. she was at amalie over the weekend, and it hasn't phased her. sunday's show in tampa, many people in the crowd did not find it funny when she started making fun of donald trump. several people got up and walked out early. others even booed her. in an interview, schumer said she loved the crowd and wanted to thank thousands of people that stayed. schumer said we always depended on comedians to and tell the truth. i'm proud to continue that truth. >>laura: george zimmerman made a lot of enemies after he shot trayvon martin for self defense. aperson is one of them. he is appealing a sentence. he will remain in jail while his request is taken into consideration. >>russell: 7:36. i think a lot of us have a misconception only people who
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in reality, a heart attack can happen to anybody. we brought in dr. jo. we see them in movies, people grabbing their chest. they clutch, they fall. not always the case when you have a heart attack. there are other signs that you're having one, right? >> absolutely. we call that the hollywood heart attack. especially with women, we don't tend to see those things. behind the back and around the scapula, there can be pain down the arm certainly, all sorts of different manifestations but other things can be just feeling this unwellness. you can get kind of cold and clammy, maybe you think your blood sugar is dropping or something else is going on and you feel woozy or dizzy or light light-headed. >>russell: and when heart
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think of a coronary. i mean, that everything is blocked and they have to go in and then they're doing open heart surgery and bypass. that's not always the case, is it? >> it's not. a lot of times these heart attacks occur silently so people don't even know they've occurred. it's not that unusual to have somebody have an ekg done and you look at it and say, when was your heart attack? they say, what heart attack? i never had a heart attack. then different people have different changes in the ekg that makes it to see some things. so no. and then again, people don't -- people can have slight blockages and then what happens is basically it's not -- you know, people think of it just like hardening of the arteries, there's a calcium buildup but we know that's not really the case in most times because what happens is there's a plaque. this is horrible to think about it but kind of like a pimple and breaks off on the side of the
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somewhat narrowed and it clog in. then a lot of platelets get on top of it and the clot gets bigger and bigger and that can cause one of the really big heart attacks. >>russell: and sometimes if you have a small blockage, they'll do a heart cath, say it's not big enough for a stint, not big enough for bypass. they send you home and tell you to change your diet, take some new meds, right? >> absolutely. based diets that have shown regression and statins, of course. those small plaques can get smaller and regress and that's the important part. people don't think about that. i think i used to treat people after heart attacks and i think sometimes there's a disconnect to understand that they have the power to potentially reverse that disease. it's tough, hard and really is a long road, but it is possible. >>russell: all right.
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good to see you. >> you, too. >>laura: usf will not join the big 12 conference. nobody will. they've chosen not to expand. they'll stay with the 10 teams right now. joining a conference would have had major perks, too, including millions of dollars in extra revenue every year and greater exposure and prestige, too. hey, another sports, the bucs, they're back at practice after their bye week. they're going to travel to san francisco later this week to play the 49ers. that game is sunday afternoon and the bucs coming off a 17-14 win over the panthers just a week ago. they have two wins and three losses and they're hoping to get a few players back from the injury list. you can watch that game sunday on fox 13 and it starts at 4:05.
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win away from the world series. they beat the blue jays last night in toronto 4-2 despite tevor bower leaving the game after just two outs. he was trying to play with 10 stitches in his throwing hand, an injury he got while trying to repair one of his drones. unfortunately, the stitches broke open, preventing him from pitching past the i know. he shouldn't have been playing with drones. the indians haven't lost yet in the playoffs after sweeping the playoffs, they might do the same thing to the blue jays. game four today and that's going to be at 4:00. and the cubs and dodgers play game three tonight over in los angeles. they both won a game in chicago. the next three games are in los angeles. the dodgers have one of the best records at home during the regular season.
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football, the cardinals beat the jets. david johnson runs for not one, not two, but three touchdowns for the second time in his young career. there you go. hey, it's 7:42. got a beautiful start to the day. another warm finish but i do have a cooldown in the seven-day forecast. stick around. we'll tell you when that's going to get here. >>vanessa: we're going to have our tuesday traffic tip. officer roy is going to come in and explain how we shouldn't forget our two-wheeled friends on the roadways. we'll talk about bicycle safety and some things to watch out for
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when powerful people need someone to do their dirty work, they hire bob buesing. how far will he go? buesing fought to foreclose assisted-living retirement homes, threatening local seniors with homelessness. then, buesing defended wells fargo against charges of helping a ponzi-schemer swindle millions. buesing's firm was even accused of overbilling local schools , running fees up to seventy thousand dollars.
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that's up to you. she saw the boots and fell for fall all over again. was she expecting to find the perfect designer boots at such an amazing price? no. but that's the beauty of a store full of surprises. you never know what you're gonna find,
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>>dave: how is that for a gorgeous shot from the john hopkins all children's hospital camera? beautiful, isn't it? just looking over the bay this morning and the gorgeous sunrise that we have. our temps running -- a lot of 60s, right? mid 60s, upper 60s, comfy air. lower 70s in tampa, lower 70s back to st. petersburg.
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coast and south florida. they're actually closer to 80 degrees but the morning lows seem to be getting kind of nicer and nicer. look at the drier air in the southeast. i mean, does this not indicate how beautiful it's going to be today? the thing is, we continue with the northeasterly wind which warms up as it comes across the state. and at the same time, it holds back the sea breeze so those two combinations are getting us back to the upper 80s, around 90 degrees. that's and as a front slides southeastward, keeps all this moisture, whether it becomes tropical or not off to the east. but that front will provide us with the first significant drying period that we've had so far this fall. that's going to start on saturday. it's great. coming through friday night, the front. saturday and sunday do look fantastic. we'll go 88 for today. could there be the tiniest of showers?
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seven days. you see 87 tomorrow, 86 on thursday. whopping 20% rain chance as the front comes through, just breezy but much drier for the weekend. and i'm thinking sunday, many of us away from the coast, most of us are going to be in the 50s so really, really nice weekend coming at us, vanessa. >>vanessa: looking forward to that. all right. thanks, dave. 7:47. right now on the roadways, pasco, you're dealing with another big roadway concern. new crash reported at state road really going to be on 41 south in the intersection. we're hearing of lane blocks and we're seeing delays northbound and southbound and as we typically see but probably to a greater degree, we have some delays that are leading up to that intersection. so plan some extra time and be careful for those emergency crews out there. we have lane blocks and delays eastbound on state road 54. that's at the intersection with trinity boulevard so continue to avoid that area. trinity is your best work
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the veterans expressway this morning. it's reported on the exit to waters on the southbound ramp and it's on the ramp itself. make sure you're using caution here, just seeing minor delays for the area. it's 7:48 right now. we want to get to traffic tuesday. tuesday traffi tip. we'll get to officer roy with the tampa police department and as i mentioned before the break, we were talking about the two wheeled friends, bicyclists out there and how to keep them safe. good morning. >> and happy tuesday everyone. you know, today we're talking about sharing a road with those two wheeled friends which are bicyclists out there. we did a segment a while back on motorcycle safety. it's time to do one on bicycle safety, too. we just saw the weather from dave and we live in paradise. because we have such nice weather here in florida, we have a lot of bicyclists on the streets. we can bicycle all year around but unfortunately, the centers for disease control says we have
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our rate was .57 for 100,000. that doesn't sound like a lot but we're double the national average as far as bicycle fatalities. in our bay area, bicyclists, i mean, we can't get any better. our roads are now getting bicycle lanes in them. the cities are encouraging folks to bicycle to work. i mean, it helps people get in shape. there's ch why are we having problems with people getting hit with cars and such? we're asking motorcyclists out there to please be aware of bicyclists because i mean, just something as simple as a motorist making a right-hand turn or a left-hand turn, a lot of people righting bicycles, some may be on the sidewalk and just think about yourself coming up to an intersection and you're going to make a right-hand turn. we're usually looking left for oncoming traffic and we rarely look right because we're going
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here comes someone along on a sidewalk on the bicycle, they're looking at you but you're not looking at them and you pull out in front of them and they end up hitting your car, or they're coming from behind you and you don't have your turn signal on and they're thinking you're going to get straight and you make that right-hand turn and they run into the side of your car. those are things we're asking people to look out for and also the left-hand turns. you're going to make a left-hand turn, you're looking for a motorcyclist but a bicyclist, too. lo coming but they don't realize a person on a bicycle can go from 15 to 25 miles an hour so it's actually pretty fast that a bicyclist is going but a lot of times, people say i've got time. the bicycle runs right into the side of them. bicycles do not have abs brakes on them yet, okay? they can't stop that quickly. so especially travelling 20, 25 miles an hour. you've got to be careful.
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and they are overtaking bicycles or passing bicycles, the law says they have to give at least three foot clearance. that's florida state statute. 316.083 says that you've got to give at least three feet when you're passing a bicycle or any other non motorist vehicle on the road. i'll talk your ears off about that. i love biking and i've seen a lot of close calls the streets. people on their cell phones, putting on makeup, you know, little things like that and -- but overall here in our bay area, bicycling is great and we have the weather for it and we encourage people to get out and ride the bicycles but we're asking the motorists to share the road with everyone and help keep everyone safe. >>vanessa: i think folks forget to treat them like other vehicles on the roadway. what are the hand signals?
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right-hand turn -- and we ask the bicyclists, motorists to use their turn signals. bicyclists use them, too, to let motorists know what's going on out there. if you're going to make a right-hand turn, put that hand signal up and that signals a right-hand turn. left, point to the left. if you're going to stop, put the arm down and lets the other cars know you're slowing or stopping also. it's basic hand signals we know from to the bicycle as well. a bicycle on the road is considered a vehicle. if it's on the sidewalk, or in a crosswalk, it's considered a pedestrian. okay? so with all that being said, it's being aware that bicycles are out there. downtown tampa alone, we have over 300 bicycles from coast bicycles that people can just go and get and start riding from place to place. so cities and counties are encouraging people to get out
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we're just asking everyone to be safe. >>vanessa: i can tell you're excited about this topic. >> we can talk your ears off. >>vanessa: we have to get to walter right now. thanks, officer roy. >>walter: good morning. walter allen from lowry park zoo. one of the scariest attractions here is the pharaohs tomb and it's haunted. it's haunted with people pretending like they know what they're doing in ?? lloween excitement is back at dunkin' with 2 dozen donuts for $12.99. drizzled, decorated, and all dressed up for the season, share the fun with 2 dozen donuts for $12.99.
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>>walter: we're at the lowry park zoo. we're talking about creatures of the night. i think a lot of people are like zoo boo. but this is the first year. >> it's a brand new event this year and it's taking the best parts, mixing i that the whole family can enjoy. >>walter: zoo boo was kind of targeted for the younger audience. now there's the whole family. >> whole family and the farther you get back to the park, it gets spookier so -- >>walter: you want to come when the sun starts to go down. do animals move around more or -- >> you get to see nocturnal side of the creatures during the night. >>walter: do you have to light the habitats and that sort of thing?
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planning and slowly getting the animals used to being out later. it's a unique process. >>walter: the kids want to stay toward the front of the park, the easily scared kids, and the older ones get to the back. >> there's a dance part here and egyptian dance party there. you ever -- you have mummies here and other themed areas throughout the park. >>walter: stay right here. we'll tal entertainment here and also talking about food and drink. some things you want to take advantage of. advantage of. more "good day tampa bay" on the when powerful people need someone to do their dirty work, they hire bob buesing. how far will he go? buesing fought to foreclose assisted-living retirement homes, threatening local seniors with homelessness. then, buesing defended wells fargo against charges of helping a ponzi-schemer swindle millions. buesing's firm was even accused of overbilling local schools ,
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