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a horrific crash in frostproof this morning kills two teens on their way >> a horrific crash in frost proof this morning kills two teens on their way to school. good thanks for joining us. breaking news right now in frost proof in polk county. the teens were brother and sister, both students at frost proof high school. josh is live at frost proof high. grief counselors are on hand and i can't imagine how this is hurting family and friends this morning. >>reporter: yeah. there is a tremendous amount of shock and sadness here at frost
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crash. there are grief counselors on campus helping students deal with emotions and you've got to believe for many kids, this is the first time they would have dealt with something like this. it's awful to imagine. we have video from the scene. i'll warn you, it's tough to look at. 18-year-old lara was driving himself and melonie to school this morning. as they were turning onto 27 and crossing the southbound labors to go north, they were direction. both teens were killed. it happened almost right in front of their own home. three guys in the chevy are in the hospital. they should survive. as you can imagine, u.s. 27 southbound is close the right now. it will stay that way for at least a few hours so you'll want to avoid that area. we can also tell you in the last few minutes, we receive a statement from the principal here at frost proof. he said in part, quote, we are heart broken at the tragic news.
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character, honesty and integrity. we hope all our students strive to be. clearly a rough day at the school. it will likely stay that way for the days and weeks ahead. we are just beginning to gather details on this story. we'll have much more, of course, tonight at 5:00 and 6:00. we are live in frost proof, fox 13 news. >> we've seen too much of this recently. thank you. new proof that speed played that killed five people in tampa. florida highway patrol sent us this video. it was reported in the car believed to have caused a head-on crash on mlk wednesday night. the video shows the car going 82 miles an hour and then increasing in speed to 115 miles per hour. wow. okay. you're looking now at the aftermath of that crash. a mom and four kids were on the way home from church when they were hit head on. the woman and her two youngest kids died.
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cortez and his 19-year-old passenger. according to florida highway patrol, cortez was speeding when he lost control, went over a median and crashed. just the thought isn't enough to give parents the chills. someone trying to lure your child into the woods using candy. shayla reaves is in wesley chapel where a boy says it happened to him near his bus stop. >>reporter: i'm off the phone with a spokesperson for the pasco county sheriff's office and going to be increasing their presence in the area of mangrove drive. they're also going to be interviewing people who live in the area, trying to find out what information they can in connection with this case. i want you to take a look at this video. this is some video captured earlier today as deputies spoke with children waiting at bus stops. according to the pasco county sheriff's office, a stranger wearing a furry winter coat in
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told a child thursday, you can have candy if you follow me into the woods. that's what deputies tell us happened off mangrove drive and the 11-year-old boy approached. he didn't stick around. according to the pasco county sheriff's office, the child took off running. the remaining distance to his bus stop. the stranger took off in the opposite direction. pasco county sheriff's deputies are asking parents if anyone in te area to please be vigilant, be aware about to share with you. this person has been described as a man believed to be in his 20s or 30s, clean shaven with dark hair. according to the sheriff's office, he was wearing what's been described as a brown furry winter coat and he also had sunglasses hanging from his shirt. if you see anything unusual, if you see anything suspicious, the sheriff's office would like you to report it. of course, we'll continue to
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available. >> thank you. polk county deputies have found a cell phone belong to go a convenience store clerk who was robbed and murdered. this video shows the hooded robbers running away after shooting muhammad alum, one of the owners of the convenience store in lake wales. investigators say he had just closed the store when two people came out of nowhere, told him to take his get everything in his pockets. even though he complied, did what they asked him to do, they shot and killed him. his phone was found around state road 60 and evergreen drive. it will be processed for any evidence. workers are removing the plane of mike pence from the airport. it landed during heavy rain last night and slid off the runway. thankfully nobody was hurt but the republican vice presidential
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here is more. >> a scary landing for indiana governor mike pence as his campaign plane slid off a rain way at la guardia airport. >> we had 10 seconds of uncertainty at the end of the landing but just so thankful, so thankful to our pilots and frankly, to the first responders. >> incident happening as the boeing 737 travelled from iowa to a rainy queens thursday evening. those on board say the charter fl 7,000 foot runway after a bumpy approach. the pilot, hitting the plane's brakes and it started to slide sideways. it tore through an area meant to stop planes that overshoot runways and ended up in a grassy zone. >> i saw mud fly up on the aircraft and that's when i knew it was probably off the runway. >> 37 passengers and 11 crew members were on the flight. there are no reports of
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rainway and was pretty close to grave, grave danger but i just spoke to mike pence and he's fine. >> crews removing the plane from the runway early friday morning, it's now in a hangar while investigators try to determine the cause of the accident. >> there was no visible damage to the aircraft but i'll leave it to the ntsb. >> both runways are open but check with carriers before heading to the airport. >> president obama will be in orlando tonight at a rally for hillary clinton. we'll show you what both candidates are doing on the campaign trail today at 12:30. a massive fire burned for hours inside a warehouse near hillsborough avenue. it was a discount cleaning supply business. the owner had a pet monkey, birds and cats inside. firefighters say some cats
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dead. one firefighter was hurt but he's expected to be okay. crews are monitoring the warehouse for hot spots. they're not sure what started that fire. investigators made a disturbing discovery while sifting through the rubble of a deadly house fire in sarasota. signs of extreme hoarding. miles of trash and bottles filled with human waste. the two were disabled and their weight kept them from getting around. they were trapped and died as flames filled their home. firefighters were able t their adult son after breaking through a wall. investigators believe the fire started on the back lanai but due to extensive damage, they have not figured out a cause. search for answers continues after three deer were found beaten in their enclosure at a wildlife education facility. on october 3, staff at nature's classroom in thonotosassa found the family of white tailed deer. mother and father had died and the baby was clinging to life.
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nearly tame deer were part of an educational exhibit and employees can't figure out or even imagine who would commit such a cruel act. near h-- they're hoping someone will come forward to find the person or people responsible. >> if someone is willing to do this to friendly deer, what else are they capable of? that's my concern. >> crime stoppers is offering a $3,000 reward and nature's classroom additional $5,000. fwc officials say the suspect faces three counts of animal cruelty, a crime punishable by up to five years in jail. we all know that going to jail isn't supposed to be fun. in polk county, deputies are making it downright scary. alcides segui is at the polk county jail haunted house. >>reporter: if you're looking for a good spook, why not come here to the polk county sheriff's office, their old
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it's actually the second floor. the old jail has been closed several years now and they've transformed it into a really neat haunted jail, about 100 volunteers, believe it or not, from several high schools, they come out here and they're a part of it. they wear masks and do everything they can to create a good spook and different things along the way to get you in the mood. the one area that's by far the spookiest in my opinion is the iso block. that's where the worst of t was open. and i've heard some really creepy stories from people dying who have either hung themselves or one person apparently -- one inmate apparently set their mattress on fire. they wanted to fight with the deputies and we understand that person, that inmate actually died of smoke inhalation. we got some props here along the way, too, which is very cool. thank you for being with us.
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second because there are some interesting stories of people who have died in the jail that still kind of remain. some ghosts, right? >> yeah. one of the bigger stories we have is the legend of calvin and him dying down that way and the long corridors there and they still see him wander those halls. he's still around. and i've been up here and i've seen strange shadows passing through aread. >> this is legit. this is not you're being serious. >> i'm really being serious. when i'm up here by myself, i get a little apprehensive. i've been up here with other people, lights are on, it's fine. when it starts getting dark and i start shutting stuff off, that's when your mind plays tricks and you know, i don't know if it's real or if it's all in my head, but yeah. i see it. >> you're not the only one. several people this morning said the same thing. >> i thought i was skeptical but the more time i spend up here, the more i believe in it so --
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it's all volunteer based. you ever several deputies and people that were part of the polk county employees and part of the administration that are part of it which is great. so it's $5 to be a part of it to see a 15 minute tour. and the money goes to a non profit. talk about that. >> we donate all the profits to united way and this is who we've been donating to since we started this event. yeah. that's really the whole thing. it's about making money for the community, about benefitting united way and really just good time and as far as us and volunteers go, it's some of the best fun we have get to have. we come out here and we are ourselves a good time. it makes memories for the whole year. >> it does. i appreciate your time. it's pretty neat to see the jail up close and personal without being arrested, obviously. so it is tonight and tomorrow as well. starts at 6:00 and ends at 11:00.
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you'll meet creepy looking zombies like this gentleman who, by the way, is a polk county deputy. alcides segui, fox 13 news. >> he's getting better at haunted houses. most of us are happy when we're at the beach. one local community wants your vote to be named the happiest seaside town in the country. there's a lot at stake. we'll explain next. first jim is here to tell us about a gorgeous weekend, i >>jim: we started the week with nice, pleasant, cool temperatures and the very dry air over us and we've been watching that humidity going up through the week, but still, it's not bad outside. we're seeing some scattered clouds. daytime highs in the mid 80s. moderate humidity and we'll just continue on with that theme as we go through the weekend. we're looking ahead through the weekend and into next week.
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are you tired of p >> are you tired of politics? there's another type of voting going on involving sarasota. kimberly reports, they're asking people to make them the happiest seaside town in our country. >> from sarasota's picturesque views to a home town feel.
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>> she loves living here. >> we have people from every different countries. we have beautiful view. >> her happiness is contagious and the magazine coastal living has taken note. sarasota is in the running to be chosen as america's happiest seaside town. they join the ranks of grand haven, michigan and seven other seaside towns. >> people are friendly here and they seem to be happy. >> nom what tourists think of sarasota county, we consistently rank a place that people felt happy when they were here and they feel like they want to come back. >> the magazine based the happiest town finalists on the healthiest of beaches, commute times, number of sunny days and a list that continues on. these are items that the mayor can check off the list. >> beautiful weather, beautiful beaches, cultural amenities are
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he believes has everyone smiling. >> it's our inclusive community. we are family oriented. >> the top coastal town will be named in january. you can vote for your pick every 15 minutes. sarasota is holding out hope that you vote for them. >> every vote does count. >> the city of venice was named the second happiest seaside town a few years ago by that distinction, they saw an increase in tourism. so it is important. you can go to fox13news.com and click on "seen on tv" for a link to vote for sarasota. the weekend has arrived and the beach sounds like a really great place to be to me. >>jim: yeah. we've warmed up so much this week that it feels like beach weather just about and water temperatures may be a touch on the cool side. but other than that, we're looking at beautiful looking
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into the weekend. we've had a quiet pattern all week long, really not a whole lot of change from day-to-day. what we've been dealing with the past few days is just some breezy conditions and picks up some clouds from the eastern side of the state, brings the low clouds through the area and then some upper level clouds have been passing through as well but kind of blend it all together and still, a nice day. 82 degrees outside right now. dew point is at 64. that makes humidity at 64%. winds east-northeast at 16, gusting up to 24 miles an hour. already in the mid 80s in brandon at 84 degrees. same in sarasota and venice. lakeland, wesley chapel, bartow, all at 79 degrees. you head in brooksville currently sitting at 80 degrees. downtown st. petersburg, you're currently at 77 degrees and we've been watching this all week long with that easterly flow. remember, we have a ridge of high pressure to the north and relatively lower pressure down to the south.
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increase the wind so right now the winds are gusting up about 24 miles an hour. we head down to venice, winds are currently gusting up to 26 miles an hour. we'll continue with breezy weather. it looks like through much of the weekend as well. there you see the satellite view of some high clouds working their way across state. a lot more cloud cover as you go down across the southern part of the state down to the florida straits and down into the caribbean a weather but a lot of wind shear across this area. so if you're thinking in the back of your mind, we have to watch this for tropical development, we're watching it but it doesn't look like anything will develop because of the strong wind shear. conditions are not favorable to see anything try to form down in this area. now, across the north and the northeast, there's the cold front that's swung through the northeast bringing some rain, some sleet, some freezing rain,
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across new york city and cooler temperatures across the northern tier of states as well. buffalo is at 43 degrees. chicago at 53 but see that dividing line. that front has pulled up stationary well to the north so south of that, temperatures are actually pretty mild running in the 70s and 80s. 40s, 50s and 60s north of that line. so watch future cast play out. that front tries to work its way a bit further to it's not going to do anything for us. that ridge of high pressure basically stays in place. it will clear out the skies more as we head towards sunday with mainly sunny skies and that's just about the only change we're talking about so we're a nice and quiet pattern the next several days. for tonight, partly cloudy skies, overnight low of 70. more on of the same for tomorrow. high tide comes up at 2:03 this afternoon.
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dealing with breezy conditions throughout the weekend. seas running two to three feet with a moderate chop on the bay. seven-day forecast, you can see the daytime highs. they stay in the mid 80s. overnight lows in the 60s all the way through the weekend. we have a lot of football. tonight navy taking on usf, 81 degrees and then the gators heading over to jacksonville to take on the georgia bulldogs. 83 on saturday. kickoff at clear skies in tallahassee. 76 degrees. clemson taking on florida state. then sunday, we have the raiders into town. 83 degrees, mainly sunny skies so a good looking forecast for that as well. >> football. no doubt. it's a beautiful friendship and they share an inseparable bond. >> so when i heard she was a great dane and she was named patea, i thought, this dog was meant to be mine.
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it was a match made in heaven from the very begi >> it was a match made in he en from the very beginning. mia knew rosy was the dog for her. both lost a leg. mia to a bomb in the bosnian war. rosy lost her leg when her
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beginning of a very special relationship. >> she's absolutely always in tune with me. >> and always watching to see if mia needs her. >> i really think that my anxiety levels have gone tremendously down just by her presence. nothing else. >> lingering anxiety and nightmares from the war in her native bosnia. mia was 16 when a bomb went off, killing her friends and taking her leg. she was airlifted out, saving her life and >> you cannot have growth unless you have change. >> today she's in demand as a motivational speaker. she runs, she golfs, she wind surfs. she has a great prosthetic leg and so did rosy. >> when i heard she was a great named patea, she was meant to be mine. >> rosy has been a life changer, a source of comfort when things turn dark.
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literally just go down with her and i lay down and i hug her and i listen to her heart beat and her breathing and it just calms me down. >> now rosy is learning to retrieve items for mia who posts her progress on her very own facebook page and like mia, rosy is testing her athletic limits, even doing agility with her prosthetic. imagined. >> it created this whole new level of love, loyalty, trust and support that i actually didn't know existed. i love this little baby. >> when we come back, we'll tell you about plans being made for the world's largest marine 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.
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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, 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?
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((linda nr )) the twenty- sixteen presidential candidates -- launching major >> 2016 presidential candidates launching blitzes as they head in the weekend, both making a final push with voters across country. each are hoping to convince undecided voters they are best suited for this job. >> just thinking to myself right now, we should just cancel the election and just give it to trump, right? >> donald trump slamming his opponent's record during a rally
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his campaign manager tells fox this morning, there's still a path to victory, despite having less money and staff than their democratic opponent. >> the trend lines are going in our favor. they have to put the champagne back on the shelf at clinton headquarters. >> quite an airport scare last night for mike pence after his campaign plane skidded off the runway at new york's la guardia airport. >> i just spoke to our future vice president, and he's ok is coming out strong for their fellow democrat. first lady obama helping clinton draw one of her biggest crowds to date, appearing alongside her yesterday stressing voters in north carolina what's at stake in this election. >> if hillary doesn't win this election, that will be on us. it will be because we did not vote for her. and that is exactly what her
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these last eight years is on the ballot. >> while clinton's biggest surrogate pushing that same message in a new tv ad. >> send the message about who we are as the american people send a message by voting for hillary clinton. >> president obama is expected to kick cough -- kick off an aggressive blitz until the election. >> police arrested protestors rallying against the dakota access oil pipeline after a peaceful gathering turned violent. right now the pipeline is under review but the developer is still building on the privately owned land. that's where protestors set up camp over the weekend. yesterday morning police moved in to remove them and that's when officials say protestors started throwing rocks and lighting vehicles on fire. officers ended up firing bean bags and pepper spray to clear the group. jurors are hearing closing
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trial in new jersey. two former allies of chris christie are accused of closing the george washington bridge to kaud gridlock in 2013. prosecutors say it was to punish a democratic mayor who didn't endorse christie. both defendants say they believed the closure was part of a traffic study. most serious charge carries a maximum 20-year sentence. one other person has already pled guilty. united nations has agreed to designation a huge span o it is 600,000 square miles in the antarctic ocean and the goal is conservation. >> we've had a real achieve. today. we've created the world's largest marine protected area and that's a major step forward for marine conservation globally. >> it's considered one of the
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protected oceans. scientists hope the park will increase awareness of climate change. a piece of florida history is on the move. infamous home of gangster barker was put on water and sent float to go a new location. pretty cool. it's not something you're going to see every day. barker's home was a notorious hideout in the 1930s. she and her son died in the home during a four-hour standoff with police. everything is apparently still in place. the furniture, the even the bullet holes strewn around the home. two mile journey across the lake drew quite a crowd. >> just awesome. it's like a piece of history frozen in time and it is quite, you know, your bad guy gangster story and it was led by a woman of all people. ma barker was it. >> one of the iconic opportunity for our community to have this on one of our parks here and just enjoy more recreation in the area.
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practical option. if they drove it on land, they would have had to cut down trees, move power lines. it will be open to the public sometime next year. virtual reality is not just for playing video games. it's the future of helping patients. how? a doctor from florida hospital tampa is in studio b to show us how the surgical theater in my job, i see a lot of fires
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((linda vo )) welcome back. medicine is getting >> welcome back. florida hospital tampa released a hospital program that allows surgical planning and education. the hospital is the first in the southeastern united states to provide this technology for neuro surgery. joining me is the doctor from florida hospital. you brought this whole thing with you. it's so great. explain to us what this system is and how it helps you as a doctor. >> i think this is basically bringing 21st to hands of our patients. it's making a transformation between a two dimensional picture to a 3d in which the patient can navigate inside their own heads. >> so before you have mri's or ct scans, this is something different. >> it's based on the ct, the mri's, acquisition, the images are the same. it's just higher vault and you put them in a specific format and you can actually reconstruct them like if it's the real
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actually navigate inside of them. you can give the patient that opportunity. >> i was going to say, is this something that you can show the patient? sometimes when a doctor says you have a tumor, you have an aneurysm, it's hard to picture exactly what -- >> it is hard. we need to train for several years. i actually trained for like nine years to be able to put on my head how this picture of your brain is actually inside your head. what we can do now is give that to look at the tumor, look at the aneurysm, they can see how we're going to approach it, how we're going to navigate inside of their brain and they understand not only the disease by themselves but the potential complications, the risks, the areas of danger, where we probably want to stop in order not to -- >> as a former patient, not a brain aneurysm but it relieves anxiety when you can get a good
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>> i think it's very, very good for patients. a few patients have been able to be exposed to this technology that expressed their gratefulness. they're very, very happy to be able to see that. >> right now you're using it for brain surgery. do you foresee it used in other ways? >> absolutely. i think as part of the cranial division of neuro surgery, we are at the forefront of this. i think this technology is being made available to us through the foundation. it advance it but also a great chance to make it available to other specialties where also -- and the hospital, all the specialties are looking into this, well, if it works for the brain which is complicated, it should work for the rest of the body. >> people at home are saying, is this an extra cost to me? will insurance pick it up? >> that part i'm not so sure yet. this is a pilot program so far. it's so new technology that we're just trying to see if we
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patients, if it helps, if it is actually the images, the risk of the surgery, we're in all the experimental phases yet. >> i think we have time for an actual demonstration. shall we get up, doctor? you're going to allow me to use this, right? okay. talk us through it, what he's doing and what this piece is. >> it's a virtual reality, a true virtual reit surgical theater, you're looking at what he is navigating you through this brain in which you can see the green shadow is the brain tumor and you can observe from all the angles where the blood vessels are in relationship to the tumor, how they wrapped around the tumor. >> here i go. i see. >> when we see a patient with this, you can tell them, see,
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brain in this way and these are the blood vessels that will be in the way. it's very interesting. >> i think, again, if you're a patient and you're sitting in there, this is going to help see where it's located and this is what it's going to take for me to get it out. >> you would be surprised how difficult it is for us to explain to a patient, like this is what -- this is the image. this is what i see. it's hard for them to grap that concept because as complek as three dimensional, this takes like 10 years of training and hand >> thank you very much. if you would like to hear more, go to my facebook page. when we come back, jim will have more on the forecast. more on the forecast. stay with us, everyone. 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
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cal 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. our children, they look up to us. what we value, how we treat others. and now they're looking to see what kind of leaders we choose. who we'll entrust our country and their future to.
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the one with the deep understanding of the challenges we face, or the one who is unprepared for them? a steady hand? or a loose cannon? common sense and unity, or drama and division? a woman who's spent her life helping children and families, or a man who's spent his life helping himself? our children are looking to us. what kind of country will we be? hillary clinton, because we're stronger together. game three of the world i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. series is >> game three of the world series is tonight in chicago. it's been 71 years since the
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wrigley field. the series is tied one game apiece and you can watch game three tonight right here on fox 13. our coverage starts at 7:30. today's home town hero is not even a person. he's an animal. a mini horse specifically and his name is amos. he visits hospitals and gently gives support to so many sick kids. here is jennifer epstein. >>jennifer: it's not a sight y a horse inside a hospital. but this is no ordinary equine. this is amos the wonder horse. >> he's really lived up to his name. >> it's more than just his braided tail and manicured mane that makes him wonderful. he's a therapy horse and has a knack for making people smile. he's been charming people at nursing homes, assisted living facilities and hospitals across tampa bay for five years. >> there's never a visit where i go out, whether we're working
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amaze me. he does something every time that's just beautiful. >>jennifer: it might sound like a big task for a small horse but the kids think amos is the perfect size. >> he was nice. he gave me a kiss on my hand. >>jennifer: it was the perfect way to celebrate rachel's special day. >> my gosh. happy birthday. >> thank you. >> so talk to me about the cool birthday present you just got. >> well, everyone wants a horse for their birthday so it's pretty good present. >>jennifer: and the grownups were thrilled to see amos, too, especially melissa. her 7-year-old daughter has brain cancer and has grown to love the mini horse. >> he just brings her so much joy. she takes her fingers and rubbed them on his nose and puts him to sleep. he really makes her smile. he's a bless to go all the kids here. >>jennifer: he's also a blessing to his owner shelly who knew he
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the bed and he knew then he was destined for great things. >> he loves peppermints and carrots, all the favorite things. he likes coffee, especially starbucks, slurpies. >>jennifer: there aren't many things he doesn't like. it's no wonder they call amos the wonder horse. >> that was jennifer epstein. if amos looks familiar, y basketball skills. when amos isn't visiting sick kids and the elderly, he's shooting hoops with the globe trotters and works with the st. pete police department and their just say whoa to bullying program. he was here in the studio today, too. busy horse. so the weekend has arrived. and it's going to be a good one to be outside. maybe a little warm again, right? >>jim: compared to last weekend, we had the nice, cool mornings down in the 40s and the 50s but
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here in florida. we're seeing daytime highs back in the mid 80s. moderate humidity, really what we've seen the past several days, kind of just duplicate that right into the weekend. we're going to see a little minor change here and there but really nothing to really change the overall pattern all that much. now, you look outside right now and you're seeing some scattered clouds. it's been a bit on the breezy side over the past several days and again today, you're seeing the breezy conditions, you can kind of see mor the bay. those winds coming out of the east and northeast at 15 miles an hour. we're seeing them gusting 20 to 25 miles an hour at time as well. but still, temperatures are warming up. brandon at 84 degrees. here in tampa, 82. west chase checks in at 80 degrees. new tampa, 81. downtown st. petersburg, 77. head over to pinellas park, currently at 81 degrees. same story across the northern counties. generally in the lower 80s and then seeing mid 80s showing up
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venice at 84 degrees. lakewood ranch at 82 along with bradenton. myakka city, 82 as well and over to polk county, bartow, lakeland at 79 degrees and down in wauchula, currently sitting at 83. there are the winds. you see as you head down to sarasota, winds gusting to 23, 24 over in brandon along with us here in tampa. up in brooksville, we're seeing winds gusting from 17 up to 23 miles an hour. so we'll continue with the but looks like through most of the weekend as well. you can see some high clouds passing through the area. you look down across the gulf of mexico and down to the caribbean, just seeing this large area, very disorganized showers and thunderstorms. nothing tropical developing here, just some showers working across cuba and seeing some isolated showers working their way up into the southern part of the state but certainly more cloud cover down across the extreme southern part of the state. now, we have that one cold front
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country. it's not heading down over us but it's been bringing some weather up across the northeast. they've had the rain, they've had some snow, some sleet, freezing rain and windy weather as well. it's continuing to work through vermont and new hampshire and into maine and that front really kind of divides the country. to the south of it, you can see temperatures pretty mild and even up in atlanta, 78 degrees. birmingham is currently sitting at 80. you burlington, vermont, chilly 45 degrees right now. watch future cast. see that front kind of works in the southeast, kind of falling apart? that ridge of high pressure is going to basically remain in control across the southeast. the only thing that really changes looks like as we get into sunday, we're clearing out skies so i think we're going to get back to mainly sunny skies but still, we keep that humidity at that moderate level as we go through the weekend and into the
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today. daytime high of 85 degrees and then for tonight, partly cloudy skies. overnight low of 70. more of the same for tomorrow. daytime high 86 degrees. seven-day forecast, continuous daytime highs, no real change as we go through the weekend and early part of next week staying right around 85, 86 degrees. overnight lows in the mid to upper 70s. looking towards halloween, looks like the daytime highs in the md 80s. sunset linda? >> it's a costume contest. pups all dressed up for halloween. halloween. we show you the adorable under state attorney mark ober's watch, rape and sexual assault are on the rise. ober is not just ineffective,
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even blamed the victim. ober: she was with him voluntarily. our community deserves new leadership. andrew warren, an experienced prosecutor, will reallocate resources to target violent crime, including gun violence, rape, and domestic abuse. andrew warren for state attorney.
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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 ening 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? ll
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>> halloween is going to the dogs. pups were out in best costumes last night at st. pete beach. more than 30 dogs competed at a party. photojournalist shows us, it was all for a good cause. >> alice in wonderland. >> just seeing the inventive costumes. some people put a great show together. the costume and theming. >> ea i reinforced it with wire underneath and i used egg shells and spray painted it all and then just put a shirt on so it goes on top of her. >> the american labrigator. that is a great costume. >> we recently moved from chicago so i wanted to do a costume that represented floor there are and i thought, what better than an alligator?
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halloween and plus it's for a good cause, being the humane society. >> we're 100% fundraising driven so this is huge to us. >> it's a dapper dogs. >> all funds are raised locally and stay locally. >> it's a great win. when you take the dogs out to a nice establishment like this and help support something at the same time, that's what it's all about. it's more about the charity. >> love those. two of the juan, and the alice in wonderland dogs won best overall costume. many of us never get to step back in time and relive our glory days but one member of the fox 13 family got an invitation to do just that this morning on "good day." did you see it? check it out. >>charley: i'm going to put you on the spot. you can thank me later.
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here -- jonathan, when i came to visit the school, when i came to visit the school, jonathan said, i love vanessa so jonathan, do you have something to -- that you would like to say to vanessa? >> please come to homecoming with me. >> gosh. i hope lucas isn't watching. >>charley: i told you, she has a foe ons -- fian bigger than him. >> vanessa was a little in shock. we didn't get an answer right away. homecoming isn't until december so she has time to talk it over with lucas. it was all fun and jonathan was his name, right? you go. that was very brave of you and vanessa is great. >> i think lucas would be good with it. one night right there. >> we'll let you know what happens. >> just fantastic. humidity just right on the edge
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not that bad. daytime highs stay in the mid 80s as we go through the weekend and notice, we're keeping the rain out of the forecast all the way through the next seven days. halloween not bad. partly cloudy skies. highs in the 80s. >> no one can complain about that. we'll keep posting the latest all day on fox13news.com and on your phone. >> and look for more news, weather and sports at 5:00. >> see you tonight at 5:00.
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