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label when you shop because, delicious is always served fresh from florida. good wednesday morning. welcome to news channel 8 today. i'm gene ramirez. >> and i'm gayle guyardo. in our top stories this morning, the votes are in and the big winners in new hampshire are -- >> because of a huge voter turnout, and i say huge, we won. >> yeah, democrats favored senator bernie sanders in a huge way. on the republican side, donald trump is the big winner. carolina.
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could impact the players in the race. and are there more victims? that's the question this morning from investigators tracking a st. pete taekwondo kids. andrew kim faces three charges touching young girls. governor rick scott is today. you remember the dog from manatee county that bit a little boy in the ear. because of that bite, she was automatically set to be euthanized. his owner argued that he was provoked by the boy. the new law will allow more flexibility in deciding the fate of dogs that bite humans. we made to it the midway mark and it's still cold. in fact, getting colder as we speak. as the skies clear out, i expect temperatures to fall for quite a few more degrees. we are already at 39 in crystal river. that's where the skies have already cleared.
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degrees. tampa is 52. 55 in sarasota. certainly cooler than yesterday, anywhere from five up to 11 degrees colder. and it's still breezy. now not as windy as yesterday morning but 12 miles per hour in tampa. 17 miles per hour in clearwater. and this is right out of the bringing in cooler air. we will be 15 degrees below average today with a high of it feeler. so in weather and traffic on the 8s,ville the wind speed forecast and let you know when i expect it to in -- weather and traffic on the 8s, i'll have the wind speed forecast and let you know when i expect it to warm up. >> the bridge is open but use caution. it's going to take you about 10 minutes between the toll plazas. let's look at the maps and talk south tampa talk for you. southbound on bay shore boulevard, the left lane blocked at hawthorne road until about friday afternoon. they are doing road work from a broken water main.
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overnight construction here -- been fixed, overnight construction here, i-75, a couple lanes blocked. and northbound on 75 as you exit to university, we've got construction tying up some lanes there. that's a look at weather and traffic. now back to gene and gayle. construction continues on ulmerton road in largo and we learned the company behind the $23 million project just packed up and left. this roadway has been a pain for drivers for years now. 8 on your side's ryan hughes is live along ulmerton road. and with the company out now, when should this be finished? >> reporter: good morning to you. that's really up in the air right now. 8 on your side learned that the company dealing with the construction behind me actually defaulted on the project in mid- january and now there's a new company dealing with the stretch of roadway and they hope to have things done in
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work. we have been told by next week, they'll bring in more crews and we can get the job by summer hopefully. >> reporter: hopefully the company that just took over is it's based in tampa. and they have hundreds of millions of dollars worth of florida right now. the company that quit, it's based in south america. workers were $19 million into the $23 million contract when they simply walked off the job, leaving commuters in the lurch. the company also walked away from two other road projects in arcadia and north port. so the florida department of transportation hopes that things are finished here over the summer. so at this point, we have to wait and see. >> this has to be infuriating for the commuters that sit in the traffic over there. all right, thanks, ryan. developing this morning, it
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shooter in a deadly rampage inside a tampa strip club. right now, police want to talk to the this man you're looking at on the screen. he was at the club the night of the shooting and is considered a person of interest. they think he might know more about what happened. >> news channel 8's adrienne pedersen is tracking the case live from tampa police headquarters this morning. sounds like officers are being careful in how they word this. >> reporter: oh, that's exactly right. good morning gayle and gene. in fact, they don't want to call the person a suspect, just someone they're interested in talking to. let's take a look here. it's not exactly easy to see but this is the person we are talking about. and we are spreading this message today on social media. i do want to go ahead and show you this video again. i know a lot have already seen it but a lot of people are talking about it. and it's one of our top clicked
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you're looking at video from a streaming app. this might show the moments that marvin lancaster gets shot and killed. and christopher houston died in the hospital. and let's show the person of interest one more time. here he is, you can tell that he has a beard and police believe that he was in the area at the time of the shooting. so of course i am in touch with officers this morning and i will let you know if they track this guy down or if they make any other arrests. back to you. >> with the picture floating around, hopefully somebody comes forward. thanks. and we want you to take another look at the man tampa police want to talk to. just go to our facebook page and hit share. a stolen piece of artwork is back where it belongs. an employee of the art center found the piece in a box outside of the center tuesday
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inside was this $25,000 chihuly sculpture. thankfully it was not damaged. they'll continue to review more than 24 hours of surveillance video. today marks the start of the 40 day lent period that ends up on easter sunday. it's the time when many believers give up something like favorite foods or pleasurable activities. there are several events planned for today including a special mass for missionaries. it's also a big day for president barack obama. today he will return to the place where his political career began. the president will travel to springfield, illinois. that's where he served in the senate for nearly eight years. and you may remember, it's also the place where he announced his presidential campaign back in 2007. president barack obama is expected to make a call for less devicive politics in america. and he will address the illinois general assembly this afternoon. take a close look at this
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we're going to zoom in on it for you. it's the 1794 flowing hair silver dollar. happens to be the most expensive coin in the world. this morning, the special silver dollar is in prague. the coin is touring museums and you can see that coin collectors are just in awe. especially that lady, she's like in a trance or something. the last time it was sold was for a record price of $10,016,875. that's serious coin. >> she's trying to figure out if she can afford that or not. >> wow. it's 4:38. let's get a check on weather leigh. >> you pay $1 back in the 1700s that's good. it is cool this morning and getting cooler. temperatures fall down to 47 degrees by 8:00 a.m. as we get more sunshine, it just never really warms up. we are still at 54 at noon.
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still breezy. and then temperatures fall even faster tonight. and here's the reason why, during the day today, these are the wind speeds, i expect just a light breeze anywhere up to about 15 miles per hour by 8:00 a.m. the winds get stronger though up to 3020 miles per hour during the -- up to 20 miles per hour during the afternoon. once again, it will be gusty through the evening commute. and then the winds relax overnight and that allows the temperatures to fall into the 30s. temperature trend though, we trend up into the upper 60s for friday and saturday. and look at valentine's day, not bad at 65. kisses there. let's check on traffic on traffic on the 8s. >> emoji man is cracking me up. traffic right now, and right now, palm harbor, roughly a 14 minute commute here. and on u.s. 41, state road 52 to state road 54, roughly 11 minutes. good drive on 19 or 41.
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moving into bay shore boulevard, southbound, one lane take anway, the left lane right at hawthorne road. and it won't reopen until friday. but most traffic heads northbound for the morning commute on bay shore as you move into downtown tampa. sarasota, construction here westbound on university. you can get by but there's just a lot of activity out there. so use caution. that's a look at weather and traffic on the 8s. back to gene and gayle. >> leslee, thanks. you've got to stick around for this pregnancy revelation. coming up, what 8% of women did while carrying a baby in 2014. it might surprise you. and then, are new year's resolutions over? why you can expect the gym to be emptier this morning. plus, bernie sanders and is donald trump are celebrating victories. in just two minute, what the election results overnight
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thank you. we love you. we're going to be back a lot. we're not going to forget you. you started it. remember, you started it. >> this morning, donald trump is celebrating a huge win in the republican presidential new hampshire primary. trump had solid numbers with both men and women and also first-time voters. and on the democratic side, senator bernie sanders is on top this morning. >> even though new hampshire is still tallying up some vote, the candidates are talking about the results. right now nhprimary is trending right here in tampa bay. and news channel 8's lindsey mastis joins us with the morning alert. what's the refire extinguisher the candidates this morning? >> reporter: good morning, gene -- reaction from the candidates this morning? >> reporter: good morning, gene. they're all thanking the the voters. let's take a look at the latest numbers right now. florida senator marco rubio is coming in fifth, just behind our former governor jeb bush.
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similar spot, it's considered a step up for bush but a big step down for senator rubio. and he is blaming himself for his poor performance. he wrote, our disappointment tonight is not on you. it's on me. i did not do well on saturday night. so listen to this, that will never happen again. now he is referring to the debate performance. and hillary rodham clinton got on social media to congratulate senator sanders. and the winners aren't boasting much this time around, including trump. he simply tweeted, thank you to the people of new hampshire, i love you. and now off to south carolina. and he also posted this picture of his family. and what appears to be his private jet there. and senator sanders tweeted this, when we stand together, we win. thank you, new hampshire. a lot of people are sharing this image on twitter this morning. we want to know what you think of the outcome. i'm going to be on facebook live in about an hour. you can join the discussion there, just head to my facebook page.
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>> all right, some are already chiming in on my facebook about jeb bush. one viewer said he should drop out already. we will see what happens. you can follow the morning alerts every day on facebook and twitter. search the #8alert. today in florida, we are half way through the 60 day legislative session. news channel 8's matt galka has a look at what's on tap today. >> reporter: both chambers have money on their minds. senators push for a bill that pushes 50/50 timeshare for children. that's what's going on in the capitol, have a great day, everybody. i'm matt gal charges matt, thank you. and also today, -- i'm matt galka, thank you. >> thank you. 81-year-old douglas broadcheck has 18 stitches in his head.
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swollen shut. and look at this video. he is counting his blessings after sunday's attack. >> suddenly, he came towards me and his hand was behind his back. and i didn't know he had anything in his hand and he just struck me over the head. >> 22-year-old faces a long list of charges including attemped murder, car jacking and aggravated assault. he told police he just watched a movie and wanted to kill evil. the heroic efforts of this sheriff's k-9 are being recognized. look how proud he is. the deputy was wounded in the line of duty last year. he now has a purple heart and the medal of valor to show for it. he was shot in the neck while tracking a daytona man who shot and wounded his live-in girlfriend during a domestic disturbance. >> all he really wanted was a treat. >> such a cute dog. at this hour, there are probably still a lot of people
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french quarter in new orleans. big party over there. >> probably stumbling in the streets. the mardi gras party is just coming to an end after thousands of people packed the streets overnight. despite the cool weather, families lined up early along st. charles avenue to grab a set of mardi gras beads. that looks like so much fun. >> i have been several times. it's a great time. after every party, there's the clean-up. that's what they're doing doing at this hour in rio. overnight was brazil's biggest party. and this is what it takes to clean the city after a week of float, drinking and dancing. the next big event the summer olympics in august. and you will be able to watch the games right here on news channel 8. it's 4:48. let's get a check on weather and traffic on the 8s. >> this morning, it is chilly again. at the moment, the clouds are clearing out. so temperatures will continue to fall until about 8:00 a.m.
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and yes, there will be a breeze. in fact, it will be gusty at times throughout the day. and 54 by noon. and then a high of only 58, quite cool for this time of the year. crystal river, you keep seeing your temperature drop, down to 36. and clearer skies allow you to cool down and we have a layer of clouds for most of us like the mid-40s. winds not as strong as yesterday but we're getting a good breeze out of the north. that's a surf advisory. i expect winds to get stronger through the day. at the moment, clearing out and cooler than yesterday. but i'll tell you what, cool, breezy, nice and sunny but still cool today. and the coldest morning will be tomorrow due to the lighter winds and then we start to see a warm-up into the upper 60s friday and saturday. how about traffic on the 8s? well, we're rolling along. we have a little bit of a wind
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gusty out there. fhp has issued an advisory. just be careful as you're crossing the skyway. it is a good drive though, no delays. and in south tampa, road work, one of the southbound lanes is blocked at bay shore boulevard right near hawthorne road. an earlier broken water main. the main has been repaired but there's restoration going on on the road. and same thing for here, we have water main work on 15th street. this is going to be closed through august. 15th street north of fletcher between 137 together 138th avenue closed through august. avoid it, go around it for the next several months. traffic on the 8s. and now back to gene and gayle. >> all right, thank you so much, leslee. data from the government shows 8% of women who gave birth in 2014 smoked during their pregnancy. women in their early 20s were the most likely to smoke while pregnant. while highly educated with private insurance were more likely to quit.
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but most did reduce smoking as the pregnancy progressed. the cold weather is making it hard to roll out of bed this morning and hit the gym. gold's gym dubbed today, february 9th, as the fitness cliff. it's the day people tend to slow down after their new year's resolutions. remember those? yeah. other fitness clubs have noted similar drop-offs but experts recommend a workout buddy and changing your routine to keep motivated. love is in the air all week here at news channel 8. why tampa bay is a great place to be for valentine's day. plus, a different class assignment. ahead, how students helped a teacher come up with the perfect setting to propose. awe.
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valentine's day is sunday. but romantics everywhere are starting to gear up. and groupon looked at the most romantic cities. tampa came in at no. 2. right behind st. louis and just ahead of minneapolis there. well, an alabama schoolteacher is happily engaged to his future wife after a huge helping hand from students. >> so cute. and thanks to him, his proposal was seasoned with flair. she saw him out with his
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when he told them he wanted to make it official, the awes transformed into helping hands. >> i cut the strips of paper that made the letters. >> why such a big banner? he is a pilot. he took his girlfriend up in the sky while the students layed out the banner down below. after the initial shock, his girlfriend said, yes! especially when she saw the ring. and now he is back in the classroom with the same thoughtful students who helped him reach out to his life love. that's so sweet. >> yeah. this is time of the year in which many of us get the bills from the shopping we do during the holidays. >> this the next half hour, we will introduce you to two brothers that might be able to help you ease the financial headache. but first, weather and traffic on the 8s, that's
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