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good morning. welcome to news channel 8 i'm gene ramirez. >> and i'm gayle guyardo. breaking in the last hour, thin, thin margin. hillary rodham clinton takes the iowa caucuses. nbc called the race about 45 minutes ago with just one county still out in the state. senator bernie sanders is still getting a lot of attention for getting so close to beating clinton who was once considered a shoe-in for the race.
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rubio is waking up a big winner in iowa. >> when i am a nominee, we will unite our party, we will grow our party and we will defeat hillary rodham clinton or bernie sanders or whoever they nominate. [ applause ] >> he picked up steam and senator rubio came in third place just behind senator ted cruz and donald trump. we will have much more on the iowa caucuses in just minute, including the two candidates that dropped out of the race overnight. and this is a big deal this morning. a dense fog advisory is in place across our area until 10:00 a.m. just take a look at the conditions early this morning in plant city. this could definitely cause problems for you as you head out the door. so we will check in with leslee lacey in a minute. but let's turn things over to leigh spann right now to find out this is going to lift. >> well, you know, the dense fog advisory for our entire community until 10:00 a.m. and areas right along the coast out in the gulf of mexico, that sea fog could actually last all day.
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morning, please be careful, visibility is very low. lakeland down to zero. you can only see about a quarter mile in front of you in most places meaning you could barely see down the block. might not be able to see the stop sign or person in the road so take it easy this morning and watch the fog forecast. this is through 6:00, 7:00, 8:00 this morning, still very thick fog. until 10:00 a.m., now this is 10:00 and right after that, we break the fog up on land. and notice places like anna maria island and along the coast, may be socked in with the fog all day. it is also groundhog day. we will see what punxsutawney phil says but with an afternoon high of 80, it's going to feel like an early spring today, only a 10% rain chance. in weather and traffic on the 8s at 4:38, i go through the eight-day temperature trend. but fortunately we're going to continue with the fog. >> we are. it's a creepy drive. let's take a look at 275, at sly avenue, folks.
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and moving over and taking a look at martin luther king, gosh, you definitely want to keep the low beams on. use some caution. and let's take a look at sarasota. again overnight construction tying up lanes northbound right at university parkway. and just a quick reminder here, we've got some lane closures that don't start until 7:00 a.m. but they last until 7:00 p.m. that kicked off yesterday. from drew street to palmetto drive. so use u.s. 19 late they are morning. that's a look at weather and traffic. back to -- later on this morning. that's a look at weather and traffic. breaking news in your vote. nbc news is now calling the iowa caucus for hillary rodham clinton on the democratic side. >> and celebrating a win this morning for republicans, senator ted cruz. and now he is looking forward to new hampshire. >> we will continue to campaign
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person to person, leader to leader, vfw to dunkin' donuts returning to the great state of new hampshire. >> caucus goers in iowa said they favored cruz because they want a candidate that shares their values. donald trump came in second place and our senator, marco rubio a close third. and on the democratic side, senator bernie sanders seems pleased with this tight race. >> i think about what happened tonight. i think the people of iowa have sent a very profound message to the political establishment, to the economic establishment, and by the way, to the media establishment. [ applause ] >> results came in to our newsroom about an hour ago that clinton took the win. while she did not suffer a loss like eight years ago, the results mark a stunning turn from the solid lead she held in the polls in iowa late last year. and those aren't the only
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>> yeah, some candidates are getting a big bump in their campaigns including our own senator marco rubio. news channel 8s lindsey mastis is following this story for us. >> good morning gene and gayle. florida senator marco rubio is getting a lot of aplay on social media this -- of play on social media this morning right now. he is coming in third. the reason is, he is only five points behind the leader, senator ted cruz and one point behind donald trump. >> when i am the nominee, we will unite our party, we will grow our party and we will defeat hillary rodham clinton or bernie sanders, or whoever they nominate! [ applause ] >> reporter: now senator rubio is at 23% and it drops off from there. ben carson is in fourth with just 9%. and unfortunately this morning, things are not looking good for our former florida governor jeb bush. he took sixth place with just 3% of the republican vote. and now mike huckabee came in last on the republican side so
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maryland governor martin side. social media. it's an exciting time in the world of politics this morning. gene -- >> i'll say. thank you. you can follow the morning alerts each and every day on facebook and twitter. all you have to do is search the #8alert. the candidates are now shifting their focus to new hampshire following right behind them is news channel 8 today. you will want to be sure to catch the reports from new hampshire coming up later this week. and happening today, a follow-up to an 8 on your side investigation. a 100 feet deep sinkhole lurks complex. proper thety owns have known about it for seven years. in just a few hour, the city may finally decide to take some action. 8 on your side's ryan hughs is live in west tampa this morning at the apartments. council man is irate. morning. is enough. and he says all the lives here
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important and they're in jeopardy if the city doesn't step in and do something. he wants the city to take action by noon today. >> if this is not handled by tomorrow at noon, just like gary cooper, they're going to come in and take whatever action necessary to make sure the residents are safe. >> reporter: again, he is talking about noon today. the city council man wants the residents gone. our 8 on your side investigator dug up an engineer's report that urges them to leave because of a void at least a hundred feet deep under the building. government red tape has their hands tied. the state regulates apartments. and now he wants the city to take action if the state doesn't force the residents to leave here by lunchtime today. back live, now the state claims it can only take action if the deficiencies are seen. they did an investigation and found 18 warning signs like loose railings and broken windows.
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to keep you posted on how things go today. gayle, back to you for now. >> all right. a lot of folks are going to be interested to see how it turns out. thanks, ryan. and now a developing story, plant city police need your help this morning to solve a murder. police responded to a disturbance call monday night at a home on west baker street. they arrived to find a man in the yard. he was taken to an area hospital where he later died. anyone with information in this case is asked to call plant city police. time now 4:38 on this tuesday morning. let's get a check on weather and traffic on the 8s. >> the big story in the next few hours will be the thick fog. the dense fog advisory goes until 10:00 this morning and it is blanketing the entire tampa bay area. fog, muggy conditions 8:00, 9 :00, 10:00 this morning and after that, we break the fog up but more of a mix of and clouds. and a warm day, 76 at noon, 80 at 3:00 p.m. about a 10% chance of a stray
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at 7:00 p.m. and i talked about the 10% rain chance today. and that goes up to 20% late in the day tomorrow as a big cold front comes through. wednesday night through thursday with a 70% rain chance. and thursday night into early friday we could still be seeing rain before things begin to dry out. and it's going to cool down. by friday, a high of 65, upper 60s for saturday. and another storm system coming through on sunday. let's check in on weather and traffic on the 8s because it's foggy everywhere. >> it is foggy. but at least it's not wet on the roads. >> why is that? >> well, a little bit of fog it's always wet but for the most part, we have a good drive aside from the visibility. brooksville, no delays here. a decent drive as well if you're coming from hernando through pasco county on 75, still looks good. sarasota, overnight construction tying up a lane at the university exit. but you can get by. and a live look at the messy fog, 275 at sly avenue in the heart of tampa, thick here.
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king, very thick. when i come back, we will look at some of the outer areas. that's a look at weather and traffic on the 8s. back to gene and gayle. >> okay, leslee. this morning's medical headlines minutes away. plus, castro makes a historic trip. >> he is waking up in france this morning. what he is trying to accomplish in paris. plus, super bowl frenzy. a look at how some fans are getting pumped up for big game
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time now 4:43. the french president is calling on the obama administration to end the u.s. embargo on cuba. cuban president razl castro is in france this morning. it's his first trip to the european union since taking over for his brother fidel in 2006. and preparations are underway now for the first one on one meeting between president barack obama and house speaker paul ryan since the congressman became house speaker last october. now they'll have lunch tomorrow
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they are expected to discuss the president's fiscal 2017 budget requests and areas of common legislative interest and president barack obama's last year of office. a man with some high profile connections is in trouble with the law this morning. he is accused of stealing pizza from an office and then taking a nap. police in pittsburgh were responding to a burglar alarm at an internet marketing company. the company held a pizza party on friday. the intruder who is actor tim allen's nephew found the leftovers and treated himself to a snack and then took a nap. >> so the fridge was filled with left over pizza and he took pizzas out and there's trails leading to the back room. he was sleeping like a baby on a pile of pizza. >> the 26-year-old, a former professional baseball player is facing burglary charges this morning.
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panthers will face the denver broncos in super bowl 50. this morning the excitement is growing in san francisco where fans are gathering at super bowl city. streets and businesses in downtown san francisco are a lot more crowded than usual. there are a loft eventings to enjoy from live entertainment to games and photo ops. one colorado family is gearing up ahead of sunday evening's kick-off. they built a 12-foot tall snowman with quarterback peyton manning's number painted on the front. manning helped lead the broncos to their second super bowl game in three years so the six hours it took to build the giant replica was well forth it to them. >> i don't know if he can throw with the twig arms, right? today in florida, many parents are taking about disturbing video of a day care center director allegedly the mat. you can see her striking the 4-
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with what appears to be a stuffed animal. and then it shows her holding the child about three feet in the air before dropping him face down on a mat. see in the distance? wow. this child was not hurt. she was arrested and now faces a child abuse charge. today in tallahassee, the florida supreme court takes up the death case. he is seeking a stay based on the u.s. supreme court ruling that florida death penalties are unconstitutional. and also in the house, padi's house is on second reading and up for second discussion. a scientific break through could be the answer for women who can't have children. doctors at baylor medical university center announced plans to transplant healthy uteruses into 10 women who cannot carry a pregnancy. after one year of recovery and healing, the doctors will
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they call this an extremely experimental procedure. stressed out teen, a study found not coping well with stress could cause health problems later in life. researchers found that 18-year- old men have a 40% increased risk of blood pressure problems by the time they're middle aged. years of smoking pot may affect your verbal memory. researchers in switzerland put more than 3,000 middle aged adults through cognitive tests. those with smoking marijuana had a harder time remembering certain words from the list than non-users. after a mild winter, retailers are now offering deep discounts to make room for spring models. consumer reports claims it's the best time of year to buy indoor furniture and mattresses. and reports advise watching for the president's day holiday sales and check out clothing store, they are overstocked with winter clothes and could
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san diego residents are waking up they recall morning to shovel out their driveways. can you believe it? you can see mountains of sand piled over the place. a storm blew sand from the beach into neighborhoods and it downed tree, power poles and street signs. this boat owner was left with nothing. the storm is responsible for one death after a tree fell on to a car. it is 4:48. and we are dealing with fog this morning, leigh. >> yeah, people really need to be careful this morning. it's a blanket of fog until 10:00 a.m., that dense fog advisory and we are seeing visibilities at less than a quarter of a mile in many places. we will keep that fog in, again, all morning long. 67 degrees and muggy at 8:00 a.m. the mugginess is going to hang around, even after the fog burns off. a mix of sun and cloud, 76 at noon and 80 by 3:00 p.m. certainly warm for february,
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and it's warm now with the fog. 62 brooksville. 59 bartow. 65 sarasota. my weather watcher bob in venice says 64 degrees. what's happening, the big storm system out west bringing blizzard conditions. for us, it's leading to a southerly wind flow and that's why it's so warm and humid. and it's one of the reasons why the sea fog offshore will continue all day today. and tomorrow morning, watch for more fog, watch for more mugginess and not until late wednesday does this cold front finally get to us, bringing in a 70% rain chance for thursday. leslee, how's traffic on the 8s? of course, it is foggy, folks. here's a look at 275 right around bearss avenue before you get into pasco county here at the edge of hillsborough, very, very thick. and let's look at i-75 right around fowler avenue, still foggy and that continues all the way through up into the area of pasco county on 75. so keep that in mind. and 75 in the sun coast area,
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despite construction out there. a couple lanes take anway as you exit northbound to university parkway but you can still get by. that's a look at weather and traffic on the 8s. back to gene and gayle. >> thank you. well, a big part of super bowl sunday, well, of course the commercials during the game. >> everybody loves them. a sneak peek at some of the most anticipated ads this year.
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after 16 year, mountain dew is back in the game. >> the soft drink company tweeted snippets of its new and strange super bowl commercial. let's have a look. [ crowds cheering ] >> i don't get it. >> i don't either. mountain dew won't say what the hairy baby creature is. but there's another commercial leaving people confused -- happy birthday mr. super bowl >> that will give you super nightmares. yikes. >> that's because the happy birthday singer is supposed to be, get this, marilyn monroe.
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surprise on the big game day. so we will just have to wait and see who harass by voice vocalist really is. cbs is charging about $5 million for a 30 second spot in this year's super bowl. >> i think i figured it out, is it marilyn manson? >> maybe. >> you know, that goth singer. he's scary. >> that could be it. >> do you have a favorite commercial? >> remember the wazzzzzzz up? >> yeah, i like the funny ones. or if you can make me cry. >> i can make you cry. over the commercial break. new in the next half hour, a look ahead at bill cosby's big day in court. and hillary rodham clinton was declared the winner in the iowa caucuses. the reason reason senator bernie sanders is not considering this a loss. you're watching news channel 8
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it is time for weather and traffic on the 8s here on this tuesday at 4:58. the dense fog advisory goes until 10:00 this morning. very thick in polk county, and eastern hillsborough, right along the coast, st. petersburg and up into citrus and hernando counties. now the fog will last through 10:00 a.m. on land but there may be sea fog that lasts all day and that could conceal some of the coastal areas as well. on this groundhog day, it will feel like an early spring, muggy, 80 this afternoon, 68 degrees tonight with more fog. i will let you know when the rain chances increase coming up. here's a look at the fog. fowler avenue. into downtown tampa. and a quick look at 275, not too far away from the skyway bridge.
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travel times for you on 75, despite it being foggy here, we have a good commute, six minutes between 301 and i-4 and from bearss avenue to i-4, roughly a 10 minute commute on 275. and a foggy drive across the bay area bridges but no delays as you move across the waterways. announcer: it's game night! the only question that needs answering is what meal to make that everyone will love? how about an easy to make pasta with a medley of delicious florida vegetables? pick up some fresh florida zucchini, beautiful golden squash, plump tomatoes, mushrooms, and garlic. dice, saut\, combine with the pasta, and serve. everyone's a winner with this flavor packed meal. for more recipes visit look for the fresh from florida label when you shop because, delicious is always
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