tv Good Day Tampa Bay 7AM FOX October 21, 2016 7:00am-8:00am EDT
((russell- left for dead. the search this morning for the person who d >>russell: left for dead. the search for the person who drove away after hitting a woman. this is not going to be an easy case, either. >> how good are the top two presidential candidates as comedians? we found out last night. i' we'll have more on that just ahead this morning. >>laura: and satisfying our sweet tooth. the favorite candy of most floridians and you may agree with the survey results. you be the judge. welcome to the 7:00 hour of "good day." i'm laura moody. >>russell: and i'm russell rhodes. all ahead. first we'll get to the weather and dave. >>dave: kit-kat. 71 the temperature at the airport right now. st. petersburg at 73.
warm one today. when i say warm, i mean like the moderate humidity. we're going to be in the mid 80s or so and then this front comes lieu and when it comes through this evening, immediately with that northwest wind, you're going to notice a difference. you're going to feel the drier air set up shop. we may get back to 83, 84 for today. take a look at tomorrow. sunny, less humid. your low 59 with a high of 76. for you folks who love to get out there on the weekends, do finally, timely the weather has turned in your favor. vanessa? >>vanessa: love it. thanks. 7:01 right now. we have a vehicle on its roof. i'm trying to see. sky fox is southbound 275, apologize. the picture is grainy. this is near the dick misener bridge. we have lanes reduced to one right now. it's pretty delayed in the area as you can expect. if you can easily avoid and take
please do so. if it's too out of the way, plan extra time for delays in the area. we'll update you once we learn more about injuries and what the latest on the delays are in a couple of minutes. we had earlier a downed power pole due to a crash, fletcher westbound just west or east of nebraska. that's clear. lanes are clear in that westbound direction. lanes are clear from the earlier crash out of dade city, clinton avenue at old lakeland highway. you should be good to go through >>russell: we're starting with a developing story. the search to find the driver responsible for a deadly hit and run. >>laura: and shayla reaves is in sarasota right now to tell us why finding the driver has not been easy. >>vanessa: good morning to you. there are two factors making this case a little bit more difficult to solve. first, they tell us there is no evidence in the case and secondly, they say no witnesses
saying this is a case that cannot be solved by troopers and investigators alone. it's going to take help from the public to work this case. you are looking at a picture recently posted to a go fund me page online. this is 61-year-old lynn taylor. you can see her smiling, the blonde hair pulled back from her face and glasses resting on the head. the image depicts a happier time before life changed for lynn taor tuesday. near the intersection of gulf gate drive and mobile gate drive, troopers tell us a driver struck taylor around 7:40 tuesday evening. authorities found her in the middle of the road leading to her sister's home. now, medics transported taylor to the hospital for treatment of her injuries but ultimately, she died a day later. according to that go fund me page, we learned her family is devastated by this situation and
daughter, an adult son and a grandchild she leaves behind. now, friends describe taylor as a, quote, really good person and they tell us it's hard to understand why someone would leave the scene of an accident like this. it's unclear if any of the businesses located here along the roadway at gulf gate drive, if any of those businesses might have had cameras that captured any clues or any information. we do know that florida highway saw something, maybe you weren't sure what you saw but maybe you are giving it another thought this morning and want to go ahead and report it. they urge you to do just that. they're telling us every small piece of information can help in this case and of course, you can report information anonymously as well to the florida highway patrol by calling star fhp. we're going to continue to follow throughout the morning and keep you posted as any
shayla reaves, fox 13 news. >>laura: thank you. >>russell: tampa police are looking for a killer, someone shot 30-year-old latoya smith in the middle of west flora street. police have been asking neighbors if they saw someone in a car drop her off. they've not told us if they have any suspects yet. four teens are in trouble for a burglary spree. >>laura: they're ages 16 to 19. polk county detectives say teens stole cars and guns, all kinds of items from homes in south lake lapd and mulberry. one of them walked onto a driveway and then driving off with a car. and that was one of five cars stolen. two guns were taken as well. those are still missing. and sheriff judd says that the owners did not lock the cars, making them vulnerable to this type of crime. >>russell: man accused of attacking a woman in a gas station parking lot is now under arrest. ralph forte admits beating a
accused of trying to carjack at least two drivers after that. facing multiple charges, the woman he beat up is recovering. she works at a massage parlor across the street from where the crime happened. >>laura: a husband got in trouble while trying to bail his wife out of jail. he's accused of stealing three packs of electronic wire at wal-mart on cypress garden boulevard. he was honest when officers asked why he did it. he said he needed money to get his wife out of shoplifting. >>russell: donald trump is going to hold a rally at the ampitheatre along i-4 monday. doors open at 4:00 p.m. and the rally should start around 7:00. no doubt florida is a battleground state. candidates have spent $81 million on advertising here. it's more than in any other state. hillary clinton has done the most of that advertising. she spent $58 million in forida. donald trump has spent almost 33 million. orlando is the biggest advertising market in the
as far as national advertising, clinton is outspending trump 3-1. 197 million for her. 74 million for him. >>laura: and early voting starts monday for most of you. hi early voting starts tuesday in sumter county and then next saturday in pasco. >>russell: getting angry behind the wheel. the gender that is responsible for the most r this one could surprise you. >>laura: also ahead, a craving for chocolate. florida's favorite candy. ty to guess what it is. first, something even sweeter. forecast over the weekend. >>dave: i thought you meant me. >>laura: you're the man of the hour. >>dave: i was sweeter. my bad. 7:07. looking over tampa bay, courtesy of the usf marine science camera. it's gorgeous. it really is. you know, the sun is not up until 7:34. we're anticipating sunshine,
embrace the good. the afternoons spent laughing by the pool. the comfort of being home. and the people who are there for you when you need them. this is what community is. this is lakewood ranch. experience it yourself this weekend during our tour of homes... ...happening now through november 20th. explore more than 50 model homes and 12 distinct villages throughout our award -winning community. learn more at lwrtourofhomes.com ?d?2 throughout our award -winning community. amendment 1 guarantees your right to generate your own solar energy. it also guarantees that those who don't choose solar don't have to subsidize those who do. amendment 1 means commonsense consumer protections safeguarding seniors-and all floridians from scams,
amendment 1: good for the economy. good for the environment. good for florida. vote yes on amendment 1-for the sun. robert kearney: i fought for my country in kosovo and iraq, and i've been a republican all my life. but i'm the father of three girls. i can't stand hearing donald trump call women pigs, dogs, and bimbos...and i sure don't want my daughters hearing it. i want my girls to grow up
fought for. so, i'm voting for hillary clinton. hillary clinton: i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. >>dave: 7:11 on this friday morning. you know what? i'm not going to complain about the temperatures we have right now. i mean, they were nice for the most part, right? 66 in bartow where alcides segui is this morning. i have 65 in frost proof. 67 in sebring.
to the coast where tampa is at 71 and st. petersburg at 73. brooksville, second morning in a row you folks have gotten down in the 50s and even still, back up to pensacola, it's at 68. dave, where is this drier air? this is this cooler air? it is just to the northwest of our state and it's slowly oozing its way toward us and when you wake up tomorrow morning, it will be a huge, huge difference. well, here we go. looks likehe through pensacola now. their dew point is already back to the upper 50s. this may be a case where the front is going to come squeezing through here late in the day or early into the evening so if you're going out and about tonight, you'll start to feel that drier air settle in and then you really feel it first thing tomorrow morning. here is the front moving into the panhandle now and behind it, just much cooler, much drier conditions. this is our first significant cold front of the season.
really not much, northeast of the bahamas. it will get that out of here so that cold front is helping out the u.s. ask -- and pushing this. the thing is, there's just not a lot of rain with this front. up here with this low, there's a low tached to the front. that's where all the rain is going to be. this is what we call moisture starved. get down to the latter half of the front, you may get a few clouds. and that's really about it. so for those hoping for any significant rain at all, it's not going to happen with this particular front. it's not going to happen the next seven days. this low is cranking up but moving out thanks to the front moving through. i stop it here friday, 6:00 p.m. the front is moving through and notice these wind arrows. everything coming from the northwest at that point and that just kind of opens the door to all of this cooler, drier air
if i had to pick on one thing with this forecast i didn't love this weekend, that will be a little windy for our boaters, especially tomorrow. but that's kind of what you get when you bring a cold front this strong through the area. you're going to get those windy conditions. so breezy and warm today. were going to briefly make it back up to about 83, 84 degrees and then tonight, drop the temperatures. turning much drier as well. clear skies, low 59 degrees and then gorgeous sunshine tom enjoy t. high temperature around 76 degrees. extended marine forecast, there it is. north wind at 20 knots tomorrow so seas running five to seven feet, choppy out there. i urge you if you want to go boating tomorrow, check back in with lindsay tomorrow morning. let's see if that forecast for offshore has changed a little bit. we're back to 79 on sunday. really just a lovely weather going straight through next thursday. highs in the lower 80s and lows
vanessa? >>vanessa: thanks, dave. and of course, we're keeping an eye on the crash on southbound 275 really affecting drivers getting from pinellas to manatee county. this crash is going to be close to the area of the dick misener bridge. you can see lane rubbings here. our delays are about 20 minutes or so. backups are towards the area of pinellas bayway to give you an idea of whether or not it will be worth your time to make your way t of course, that all will depend on where you're coming from and where you're going to. 20 minutes the backups here southbound 275 near the dick misener bridge. we'll watch this closely for you and let you know if we get any improvements in the lane blocks out here. meantime, other parts of our majors look good. we don't have any notable congestion, just really minor to moderate stuff here. southbound 275, it's only taking 23 minutes so that's moderate congestion there. 75 to i-4, eight minutes the
interchange. no complaints still for northbound or southbound 75. ? i want candy? >>russell: laura jane, what's your favorite candy? i know this answer but tell our friends. >>laura: i used to be a big fan of the twix. our star producer brought a few over. now that this is in my hands, i'm bk >>russell: well, three musketeers. it is not my favorite. i'm a reese's peanut butter. we have to return those to the break room because they were taken. we didn't pay for them. >>laura: this one is done. somebody actually did a survey, though, an official survey on the most popular halloween candy in every state.
>>reporter: 2,000 different varieties of candy. two weeks before halloween, sells 2,000 pounds. >> people want variety. a kid doesn't want the same thing over and over again. >> jerry's father founded the store in 1937 and watched what is popular change. >> i used to go the circus peanuts that would be hard as a rock. n more. >> 40,000 candy eaters in all 50 states found utah prefers nevnerds, florida buys crunch bars. idaho eats butter fingers and new jersey gobbles sour patch kids.
>> it's the sweet tart. >> i think if you're talking to the young kids, that's the younger generation going to sweet tarts but people our age, we're going snickers, old school chocolate. >> candy corn proved the top choice in utah and south carolina, making it the most favorite. hawaiians may choose 100 grands and new hampshire likes tootsie rolls. all americans are to know no matter what kind of halloween, economy candy ships anywhere in the u.s. >> cookies and cream. >> i like sour patches. >> peach rings. >> twix? >> snickers maybe. >> snicker bar. >> not a sweet tart guy. >>laura: a lot of us plan to hand out candy to trick-or-treaters on halloween weekend. we spend an average of $27 every year on candy. that adds up to more than $2 billion for the industry.
arrived. >>laura: you got them. ask and you shall receive. >>russell: we haven't paid for any of this stuff. and you know, they have security cameras. we have to take it all back. laura is going to be upstairs. >>laura: look at this. >>russell: you did it. >>laura: i told you. i couldn't help it. >>vanessa: where is my candy? >>dave: yeah. where are my twizzlers? >>vanessa: i'm s i like the crunch bars. >>laura: that's the most popular in florida. >>vanessa: guess what my least favorite is? candy corn. >>russell: you and i talked about this. >>laura: it's a controversial candy. >>russell: you love candy corn or hate it. there's no middle ground. >>vanessa: i hate it. >>russell: i love it. thank you all for playing the home game. >>vanessa: thanks for having us. >>russell: your favorite candy. all right. we're going to change gears
it's a bad one and it involves new york giants. >>laura: also ahead, paying it forward. a local interior designer making needy people feel at home. jennifer epstein introduces us to this week's home town hero. but first, alcides segui is at a pep rally. we do them every friday. friday night lights. >>reporter: good morning to you. that's right. we're at the fox 13 pep rally here at bartow high school. you have the cheer team over here, you have the senior class over here. we're going to take some pictures then you've got some more students out here, freshmens, juniors and sophomores. that's it. and of course, we have the hot 101.5 out here, including indiana jones. spindiana, take it to break, my friend. are you going to do it? he ain't ready. that's all right. there we go. all right.
amendment 1 guarantees
your right to generate your own solar energy. don't have to subsidize those who do. amendment 1 means commonsense consumer protections safeguarding seniors-and all floridians from scams, rip-offs, and long-term contract traps. that's the right way to do solar. amendment 1: good for the economy. good for the environment. good for florida. vote yes on amendment 1-for the sun. when powerful people need someone to do their dirty work,
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. now, buesing's running for senate. how far will bob buesing go? that's up to you. ?? (laura - we're following sip salty and sweet with our new salted caramel macchiato or drink in the season with the classic taste of pumpkin. america runs on dunkin'. a developing story out of bartow. where
police, friends and family are searching for a missing 11-year-old boy and there he is. tyler tinsley, his parents notified police after the child did not return home from bartow middle yesterday, from that middle school. someone spotted tyler walking just before 9:00 last night. he did not appear to be in distress. if you have any information about his whereabouts, call bartow police. >>russell: goodness. >>laura: the time right now is 7:24. firs amtrak. >>russell: amtrak banning all samsung galaxy 7 smart phones from trains. galaxy note 7 has a history of catching fire. samsung is trying to figure out why. they're trying to exchange the phones or give full refunds. >>laura: if you buy an apple product on amazon, apple says nearly 90% of animals they
sold are counterfeit. they say it's not safe. those fake items can overheat and catch fire. >>russell: government confirms another death due to a defective air bag made by takata. 50-year-old woman was driving a honda civic. this is the 11th death contributed to the air bags that can inflate with too much force, causing the metal interiors to rupture and that can send shrapnel into the vehicle. there's been a recall on the bags. >>laura: it has been more than two weeks since hurricane matthew hit haiti and more than 125 people are still missing. that's just an estimate. some people think the number is higher because of a search in the area is not complete. international relief efforts are underway but local officials say it's not arriving fast enough to help people who are hungry and in need of shelter the most. >>dave: wow. 7:25. great start to the day.
bus stop and you know, dress the same way you did yesterday. very nice. in fact, that's the tampa temperature. 71 degrees. inland north, you're in the mid 60s or so and a couple of mid 70s back to the coastline. today's highs back in the low to mid 80s but the last time for that for awhile. forecast will show you, look at that cooler air coming in. much drier air moves in for the weekend. you'll wake up tomorrow to the 50s. highs in the mid 70s. wake up sunday and i in the upper 70s. >>vanessa: and right now we're watching the scene clear here on the dick misener bridge. that overturned vehicle is now onto a tow truck. they're starting to sweep up some debris here. i don't think there are any injuries reported, actually. we saw a gentleman a second ago on the scene there. he appeared to be dressed like a civilian, not like one of the emergency responders and he was helping picking up stuff that had spilled out of the vehicle. traffic standpoint, we still have the lane reductions so it
this is southbound 275 heading towards the skyway bridge. dick misener bridge, we have the backups there you can see pretty substantial. they're back beyond 54th avenue south. an area to avoid if at all possible. if not, be prepared for quite a bit of traffic delays you're going to see right there courtesy of sky fox shop. suncoast parkway, hernando county, we have a crash blocking a single lane in each direction. this is at state road 50. northbound and southbound, i think blocked in these directions and then to bradenton, u.s. 41 at state road 70, right lane is going to be blocked here. appears to be in the southbound direction. that's where we have most of our delays. >>russell: well, children being curious. coming up, when that can be a bad idea here in florida. >>laura: and new screen time guidelines for children. it's a suggestion that parents should pay attention to. we're back after this.
become an annual passholder now and get 13 months for the price of 12. you're back! 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 , now, buesing's running for senate. how far will bob buesing go?
i spent many years as a nuclear missile launch officer. if the president gave the order we had to launch the missiles, that would be it. i prayed
that call would never come. [ radio chatter ] self control may be all that keeps these missiles from firing. [ sirens blearing ] i would bomb the [ beep] out of them. i want to be unpredictable. i love war. the thought of donald trump with it should scare everyone.
(russell- welcome back to good day tampa >>russell: welcome. time is 7:31. hillary clinton and donald trump were in the same room last night, almost sitting next to each other attending a charity fundraiser. >>laura: it should have been fun for everyone. how the jokes became attacks. >> let's begin with this. no comedians' jobs are in jeopardy this morning. they're not known for their comedic timing but that's what made the event last night so fascinating. with the cardinal between them, donald trump and hillary clinton attended the al smith dinner in new york last night and fired
>> michelle obama gives a speech and everyone loves it. my wife melania gives the exact same speech. >> you look so good in your tuxes or as i refer to them, formal pant suits. >>reporter: both would go beyond the jokes. >> here she is tonight in public pretending not to hate ca donald trump longer than any of his campaign managers. >> and beyond the dinner, there were developments on the campaign trail. after refusing to say it wednesday night that he would absolutely accept the outcome of the election, donald trump spoke in ohio. >> i will totally accept the results of this great and
>> trump pointed to the possibility of voter fraud. clinton, meantime, contending with more email leaks, including one that suggests her aides were sweating over a deal for her to speak in morocco in exchange for a $12 million donation to the clinton foundation. she created this mess and she knows it, wrote top aide and confidant. meantime, back at the dinner, trump did reach out to shake clinton's hand and she reciprocated but quickly turned called it the iceiest place on the planet. >>russell: it's 7:33 right now. you need to remind your kids not to play with snakes. more than 1,300 children suffer from snake bites every year. one in four of those attacks happens in florida and texas. about 20% of the children bitten end up in an intensive care unit. two out of three of these victims are boys.
most of the snake bites are from copper heads. they're poisonous, mean snakes. venom is mild and rarely fatal. >>laura: listen up. we may need to learn to control our emotions, especially behind the wheels. study suggests that women are more likely to lose their cool. 1,000 people were watched by webcams and the results showed that women are 12% angrier than men behind the wheel. about women causing road rage incidents because they will rarely act on it and cause a big scene. men are more likely to do that. rip to act upon their rage. >>laura: we just feel it and internalize it and then just blow up on you later. distracted driving is becoming a huge problem and it's not going away, either. it's going to get worse, in fact. >>russell: some of the most distracted drivers are teens and
about it. vanessa is with us to explain. >vanessa: hey. you guys thought i was kidding about doing the quadruple duty. i'm out here. >>russell: you made it outside quick. >>vanessa: i ran quite quickly. i scuffled out here. but yeah, we're talking about a lesson that they're hoping kids are going to learn at plant high school. you know, i don't even -- i can't even believe this number. 70%, that's the percentage estimated of drivers who are going to be driving at the same time, trying to talk on the phone, text, try to take a selfie, what not. that's distracted driving. how can you focus on one thing and focus on another thing and make sure you're doing both directly? well, kids are supposed to learn this today. and so they're going to be out at plant high school. at&t is doing a distracted driving, it's a virtual reality driving app. kids are going to get the 3d experience and i believe you might be seeing video of it
dangerous it is so basically play on the smart phone and drive. and the chief of police tampa, eric ward, will be there. but i really think this extra step is really going to drive it hope for kids. kids are going to hear from parents whose children have been killed by distracted driver. really get that firsthand experience and learn how their actions on the roadways and the decisions they make can really affect not only, you know, themselves but other people on the roadway could happen to you. at&t has been bringing this virtual reality app to high schools across the country. basically at the end of the presentation, they're going to ask kids to sign a pledge to keep their eyes on the road and off the phones and so far, 11 million kids have taken the pledge. we'll ?see iftheyholdtrueto that. kids will also learn, and this is important, the importance of anti-texting laws.
it's hard. >>russell: sure is. sure is. but you're doing a very good job of it this morning not driving and multi tasking. we'll see you later. get back in here, will you? >>vanessa: you'll see me soon. i'll be back in there. >>laura: all right. and we tend to feel guilty when we let our kids watch too much tv, right? or play on their smart phones or with their ipads and now it's smart phones and tablets, their eyes seem to be glued to screens. thank. ly new guidelines say som that screen time doesn't count. according to new rules from the academy of pediatrics, two hours a day of tv may be too much for kids. study says that babies are most vulnerable to screens. infants 18 months and younger should not be exposed to any digital media. if that makes you feel like a bad parent, using computers to do homework or video chat does not count as screen time.
nfl is reopening the investigation regarding giants kicker josh brown. >>russell: some new documents involve a domestic violence arrest last year. it's a terrible story. in these documents, brown admits physically, verbally and emotionally abusing his former wife and treating her like a slave. and apparently this was not the first time. brown's ex-wife told police that he had been physically violent with her on more than 20 occasions. now, brown still has h with the giants but he won't make the trip to london for a game against the rams on sunday. the plan -- the team plans to revisit the issue when they get back home and a statement, the giants front office says, quote, the giants do not condone or excuse any form of domestic violence. josh has acknowledged he has issues and he's been working through them for a long period of time. we remain supportive of josh and his efforts.
season because of that arrest last year. this new information may add to the punishment. nfl policy imposes a six game suspension for first time offenders. the reason he did not get that earlier is because his ex-wife was not cooperating and prosecutors did not want to file criminal charges. he's lucky to have a job that pays him $2 million a year. ray rice has not been able to find an nfl team willing to give him a second chan of a domestic abuse incident. he punched his then fiance inside the elevator. they're married now. and this is an issue that affects a lot of people. one in three women and one in four men will be the victim of domestic violence during their lifetime. on average, 20 people a minute become victims. that adds up to more than 10 million cases of domestic abuse
>>dave: in sports, we knew it wouldn't be a perfect season for the lightning. they had to lose some time. the avalanche beat them last night at amalie arena. it was 4-0. that ends a three game winning streak to start the season and the bolts have given up the first goal in every game so far this season. they'll start a six game road trip tomorrow night in ottawa. how about this? chicago cubs rgs one win away from a trip that's something they haven't done since 1945. cups beat the dodgers in los angeles. they can win the national league pennant tomorrow at home and if it's necessary, game seven will be in chicago as well. the winner will, of course, face off against the cleveland indians and the packers blew out the bears last night at lambeau field, 26-10. aaron rodgers throwing for over 300 yards. plus three touchdowns, two of
and look at the pictures she sent in to us. take a look at the leaves and the way they're changing the colors. the reds are so vibrant this time of year. the yellows, i mean, just gorgeous. wow. what a beautiful picture. and she also took the opportunity to send me a video. i think vanessa got it, too, of her jumping in the leaves and hanging in the trees and having a great time. just beautiful and pennsylvania which is where she's at right now. i was thinking of my home town when i was thinking that. that's jen's vacation, bethlehem, pennsylvania. this morning is just gorgeous. john hopkins all children's hospital camera. sun literally just came up a few minutes ago. 73 degrees there with that north wind at three miles per hour. it will be interesting to see the temperatures tomorrow
everybody is going to be in the 50s. we still have these water temperatures close to 80 so it's kind of like, just how cool will it get back toward the coastline? doesn't matter. it will be dry, beautiful, and you can see where the cooler air is now. is that a 38 i see in wichita? not that cold here but we do have 59 in birmingham and you have temperatures in the 50s for dallas and in houston and that cooler air continues that slide toward the and what is finally our first significant cold front of the year. in terms of temperatures and humidity, because we're not going to get any rain with this front, this is not going to be a rainmaker at all, look at the difference between the dew point numbers. tallahassee at 66 and birmingham at 49. so this yellow, this 49 to 55, these are the dew points that we're looking at for tomorrow. first things first. today the sun shines, maybe a
it will be beautiful out there. here is your front. you can see it. it's just not much to it. behind this little thin line of clouds, the winds will shift to the northwest and that will happen later today and then come on, dry air. come in for a visit. it will hang around not only for the weekend but next week as well. so 84 degrees for a high temperature for today. if there's one thing i had to pick about with the forecast, it is the marine forecast and i do caution that when you bring a front through like this, you definitely kick the winds and the seas up. so if you're going to go boating tomorrow, please check in with lindsay tomorrow morning. we're going 59 tonight, 76 tomorrow and 79 on sunday. that is a stellar weekend forecast. highs in the lower 80s for much of next week as well. vanessa? >>vanessa: all right. thank you. i told you i was coming back inside. 7:47. right now we want to update you on 275 south.
misener bridge. it still looks slow in the area but the good news is now we can let the healing begin and the travel times get back to normal. if you have to head that way, continue to give yourself extra time because it will be a bit slower than you're used to seeing. otherwise, if it makes no difference to you, if it's easy to get over to 75, you might have a smoother ride if you do so. that will all depend on where you're coming from and where you're going to. a new crash is reported here hillsborough avenue blocked here at little river drive. you might see delays in the area. right now we have sky fox checking out pinellas county, u.s. 19. look at this. it's another rollover vehicle. this is u.s. 19 southbound at county road 39 and the right lane is going to be taken up on 19 itself and you can see on 39 we have lane blocks pretty much all the lanes right now. it could be slow in this area as
they say home is where the heart is. the one place where we should all feel comfortable and safe. >>laura: for those who don't have the resources to make that happen, home can be a sad and lonely place. this week's home town hero can turn any empty space into a sanctuary. jay rose enberg has a heart for helping others. five years ago, he started his own company, staging and remodelling homes across tampa bay. once his business started taking fortune forward by giving away his model home furniture to people in need. >> it fills me up inside. as a local business owner, this is what it's all about. >>jennifer: we were there as he surprised a single mom trying to put her life back together, following a messy divorce and the death of her son. >> could you picture this kind of stuff in your place? >> yeah. it's very nice. >> well, good, because
yours. >> what? >> yeah. i'm going to go ahead and donate it to you. >> what? >> this all belongs to you now. can i get a hug? >>jennifer: it's moments like this that make jay's decision to give away 70% of his furniture an easy one. >> patty is not just a person who fell on hard times. patty is a mother, she is a grandmother and most importantly, our community in need. >>jennifer: patty isn't the first person he's helped. he's furnished over 35 homes in pinellas, hillsborough and pasco countys. >> what better way than a few well appointed decorating items to really brighten someone's day and really change their whole outlook when they get home. they look forward to being there. that's what i want to do. >>jennifer: from the look on patty's face, it seems like jay's plan is working.
i'm excited. very excited. my kids are going to be like, what? they're not going to believe it. but it's amazing. >>russell: nice story, huh? the thous where we saw the furniture it's in is for sale. jay says once the sale goes through, he'll move all the stuff into patty's place. if you need jay's help or furniture to donate, go to his facebook page. that's at designs by rosenberg. it's a great storiment seems like a nice guy. >>laura: just brings some life to the place. just like jennifer epstein. >>russell: she brings life to the news room. >>laura: that's one way to put it. >>russell: speaking of bringing life to a story, hey, alcides segui. >>reporter: you're right with jennifer epstein. she brings life to the news
in polk county. 2250 students in this high school. a third of them are here. they simply can't fit in the gym. don't worry. we're going to highlight some of those students coming up on "good day tampa bay" and i have to introduce you to the cheer co-ed team. not only did they win state last year, but they won nationals, too. look at the guys. we won nationals, dude. nationals. national winners right the coaches as well. we're going to talk to the coaches and talk to the principals and we're going to talk to all the main players here at bartow high school up next on "good day tampa bay."
this year the voters of pinellas county have an opportunity to elect a public servant who has always put the people first. charlie crist. as governor he worked with both parties to get things done and i know you can trust charlie to do the same in congress. he'll fight to protect social security and medicare. defend women's health care and planned parenthood. and take care of our veterans. charlie needs your vote, please stand with him. i know he'll always stand with you.
i moved on her like a [bleep]. you can do anything. grab them by the [bleep] we have to make sure that donald wins this election. no we don't. marco rubio stands by trump and failed to show up for florida. here's what i believe in. bringing people together and reaching across
the aisle to get things done. protecting social security. and building an economy that works for all of us. i'm patrick murphy and i approved this message
high school. it's very unique. there's nothing like this in the state. i'm the principal at a leadership school. we're proud to be a member of the bartow community of schools which includes bartow high school and we offer opportunities for our students here at this school that you could not get anywhere in the state. >>russell: >>reporter: how is that? >> ivy program is an elite college program. suterland county offers kids only into the community, workplace but anywhere they go in the world, we're preparing them to be leaders and bartow high school has so many great academies attached to it. it has a culinary arts program which is nationally certified, nationally recognized as one of the best in the state. it has engineering program, fire program, medical program. these kids have opportunities to fulfill anything that's in their dreams pretty much here
for students to get a professional job, a professional career out of high school if they wanted to. >> absolutely. to reiterate what he said, within our academies, we have a medical academy, a culinary arts aca academy, construction academy. our students have experiences to be able to go directly into the work force and they can actually take industry certifications so they have a certification to be able to get a job. >>reporter: thank you so much. i really appreciate it. going to see them perform a little bit later on "good day tampa bay" and we've got spindiana jones on the turntable over there that will kick us off to make sure we have a "good day tampa bay." ?? halloween 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.
cozy up this fall with dunkin's coffee and espresso flavors. sip salty and sweet with our new salted caramel macchiato or drink in the season with the classic taste of pumpkin. america runs on dunkin'. ((russell the takata airbag recall.. it's serious business.. ?not to be the takata airbag recall is serious business. not to be ignored. this morning reports of another person dying who did not g >> and friday's a day for fun. not for surgery so it would seem. dr. jo talks us to about whether you should our should not choose to do an elective procedure on a friday. >> from tampa bay's number one news station, this is good day tampa bay. hey eshgdz it's 8 o'clock i'm russell rhodes. i'm laura moody. good morning we thank you for waking up with us on this friday morning october 21st. >> and we're going to get