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good morning. welcome to news channel 8 today. i'm candace mccowan in more gene ramirez. >> and i am gayle guyardo. while you were sleep, a deputy shot a man in a north tampa apartment complex. we learned in the last 15 minute, that man died at the hospital. this all began at the windwood
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>> josh, what can you tell us about what led up to the shooting? >> reporter: well, it was a man not responding to deputies in to do. now hillsborough county deputies are still on the scene of the shooting that happened last night off of florida avenue. this all start when had the sheriff's office received a call about a man shouting and waiving a gun around at the apartment complex. and now when they arrived, they saw the man who has now been identified as 27-year-old jeffrey casale. and he did die at the hospital just a short while ago. they tried talking to him through the pa system on the cruisers as they tried to deescalate the situation. >> he had some dialogue with them. it was very aggressive and confrontational. they kept asking him to drop the gun. he refused to and pointed it directly at them and advanced in their direction at which time they were in fear of their
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>> reporter: now we are told that casale did live at this apartment complex. he was shot several times and he died just a short while ago. and during the entire confrontation, no deputies were injured but they have been put on routine administrative leave. >> all right, developing story. thank you. now a follow-up to breaking news we brought you at 11:00. we know more about the wrong- way driver that led hillsborough deputies on a pursuit overnight, finally leading to a crash on u.s. 301 south of gibsonton drive. deputies started receiving calls about the wrong-way driver at 9:30. they had to use stop sticks and pit maneuvers to bring it to an end. the good news, no one was hurt. deputies put the cuffs on this guys, derrick hyde. this is an old mug shot of him. he faces multiple charges including aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer,
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deputies found a one-pound bag of an unidentified substance in his vehicle and they are investigating the case as a dui. to stay on top of breaking news anywhere, any time at the palm of your hand, download our news channel 8 app the to your smart phone. it's free. let's check in with meteorologist leigh spann. >> a nice mild start, up to 15 degrees warmer than we were yesterday. brooksville, 62. lakeland, 64. bradenton, 64. great weather today for the strawberry festival. 3:30, ray steven, funny guy. martina mcbride at 7:30. temperatures already pleasant, 10:00 a.m., 74. could feel warm at 3:00 p.m. when it's 48 and a mild evening. and i checked out strawberry short cake yesterday. had the works including ice cream and whipped cream. yeah, it was really, really good. in weather and traffic on the 8s at 5:38, i take you eight days into the future to see how long we stay this nice and
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meredith is in for leslee. cake? >> it had cake. only offered me cake. i prefer it that way. >> i'll take both. outside. speaking of i-4 which of course will take to you the strawberry festival, this though closer to tampa, i-4 at mlk, we have a road ranger and tow truck onscene of an earlier accident westbound. they're getting that one cleared out of the way. delays. north of i-4 along 275 and i- 75, you are in the green. indicating speeds at or above the speed limit. and your bay area bridges connecting pinellas and hillsborough, up to speed. gayle, candace, back to you. >> all right. >> thank you so much. an 8 on your side alert this morning about a troubling incident in polk county. parents, you're going to want to talk to your kids about this. law enforcement is looking for a middle-aged man driving a car that approached a young girl as
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news channel 8's lindsey mastis is following this story for us live from the tampa news center. lindsey, this is really scary. >> reporter: you're right. this is really scary, especially for parents and kids and that's why this is one of the top clicked stories on our website right now. the sheriff says she started walking home when the car pulled up and the driver tried to coerce her to get in the car with him. luckily, the girl ran away. this happened around 4:00 in the afternoon. the girl got off the bus at thousand oaks boulevard and the car approached her on the ronald reagan parkway. it's a 2000 model white four- door, tinted windows and black rims and a black back bumper. the man is in his late 40s to 50s, short hair, salt and pepper goatee and a sun burn or a red complexion. he was wearing a dark green
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when the girl started running away, he made a u-turn and left. she ran home and told her mother who then contacted law enforcement. this is a good time to have the discussion with your kids about what to do if something like this happens to them. gayle -- >> yeah, i feel like we tell our kids about this and when something happen, we wonder would they have done the same smart move? again, important to revisit the subject. thank you, lindsey. the race for the white house now moves to florida and the primary here next tuesday. this morning republican front runner donald trump is michigan. he feels confident about a win here in florida. >> i think we're going to do really well in florida. it's my second home. i love florida. i love florida. [ applause ] >> i love florida. special place. and i think we're going to do really well. i think we're going to do really well in ohio. >> trump has 447 delegates of the 1237 that is needed to win the nomination.
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huge night for senator bernie sanders. he wins the primary in michigan which is a big upset for front runner hillary rodham clinton. this morning, senator sanders insist his biggest wins are yet to come. >> the political revolution that we are talking about is strong in every part of the country. and frankly, we believe that our strongest areas are yet to happen. we're going to do very, very well on the west coast and other parts of this country. >> senator sanders has 567 delegates of the 2383 needed for party nomination. hillary rodham clinton took mississippi. this one gives clinton a total of 1234 delegates, more than double the number of delegates that senator sanders has. and donald trump has also won in mississippi. while you were sleeping, the results came from the gop caucuses in hawaii. the winner there, also donald trump.
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of idaho which gives him a total of 346 delegates. well senator sanders and hillary rodham clinton will once again debate tonight right here in the sunshine state. the debate which is their second show down in four days aims to get the very important latino vote here in florida. it will be moderated by reporters from univision and the washington post. and news channel 8 will be there for the debate. we are sending our own keith cate and candace mccowan filling in for gene ramirez while he's on vacation in miami. you're going to be busy. and they are covering the republican debate tomorrow. you can catch the coverage beginning this evening on first at 4:00. let's turn things over to leigh spann. >> well, throughout the day today, we are in for another gorgeous, very spring-like day across tampa bay. no complaints, right? temperatures are warmer than yesterday. we're in the mid-60s. and we take leaps and bounds as we warm up through the morning
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and an afternoon high of 82 degrees. that is above average but it will feel like yesterday. warm in the sunshine, warm southeast breeze. 76 degrees, still at 7:00 p.m. and i have a feeling a lot of people will be headed to the spring training games. bradenton, clearwater, lakeland, all the games start around 1:05 and all start with temperatures in the upper 70s to near 80 degrees. that's when it starts so it will get hotter during the game. stay hydrated and put the sunscreen on. in fact, the next eight day, yeah, low 80s through the weekend and upper 70s next week. we will check in on traffic on the 8s because we know some of the baseball fields get busy too in the afternoons. >> we do. and beer does not count as hydration. >> no, it does not. enjoy water. let's take a look at i-4 because we have an accident that we're watching. okay, fdot, there you go. they keep moving away from me every time we pop up. this looks like two crashes.
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this one cake i taking up the inside lane. and a crash just before this in the right lane. so be on the lookout for both of those accidents. otherwise, looking great. this is 275 through downtown. absolutely no delays through downtown junction. gayle, candace, back to you. >> thank you. lifting the embargo with cuba. the new efforts that could permit u.s. hotel chains to open up shop on the island. and then, he's being called a hero this morning. see how a trooper saved two kids from a burning car. first, hear from one of the passengers who was inside that flight to clearwater that was canceled over the weekend. his story right after the
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an 8 on your side follow-up on a proposal delayed after a flight from indiana reported problems this past weekend. and now we are hearing from a passenger. crews worked on the flight monday after mechanical issues forced the plane to turn around on the runway. matt wilson was among the 153 passengers onboard that flight saturday. he was traveling to the bay area to pop the question to his girlfriend. instead, he heard a huge pop on the plane. >> probably getting close to when the nose might have been starting to go up and all of a sudden, right next to me, there's a huge pop. no one panicked. everyone stayed pretty calm. >> according to wilson, the cabin filled with smoke for about five to 10 seconds. the airline said the aircraft has been taken out of service and the team is evaluating and diagnosing the cause. for the second day in a row, we are hearing about deputies arresting a naked woman. this time it happened in sante
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allegedly crashed her car into a pickup truck. take a look at the dash cam video. here you see the crash that just happened there. and when the deputy goes around, there she goes. a woman running naked. the driver identified as 51- year-old barbara arlano did not pull over when deputies attempted a traffic stop. instead, they say she continued to drive at speeds at nearly 100 miles per hour. she now faces several charges including reckless driving and dwi. it is not clear why she was naked in the car. >> this just happened in utah. another case. what's going on, ladies? fire investigators will be back at a pinellas park restaurant this morning to try to determine what started a fire there. the fire sparked after the restaurant was closed. this is eagle 8 hd video of the scene. nearby businesses were evacuated because of smoke. no one was hurt. well, a woman is accused of drunk driving and going right into the back of a police car. st. petersburg police tell us
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central avenue with the lights on when kathy maloney ran into it. the officer was not seriously hurt. she is charged with dui. the senate judiciary committee will hold a hearing this morning on the oversight of the u.s. department of justice. attorney general loretta at that lynch will be the only witness. the committee currently maintains oversight over the department of justice. a u.s. senator wants the obama administration to ease up restrictions on invest. in cuba to american hotels can -- investments in cuba so american hotels can build there. she claims hotel operations in spain and the uk already have negotiations in place to build hotels in cuba. well our keith cate is headed to cuba this month. he will be following president barack obama on his visit. you will be able to watch his reports right here on news channel 8.
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alive after a california highway patrol officer saved them from the burning car. would you look at this. it's dramatic video right here. [ screaming ] >> here, take your kid! what are you doing? come on! >> the officer happened to be behind this car when it caught fire. the driver couldn't get out. and that's when he jumped into action. the family was treated for smoke inhalation and they're doing just fine. well, life today is fast- paced so it's easy to understand why busy parents might skip out on reading time with young children. a national survey from the national read aloud 15 minutes campaign found that just more than a third of parents read aloud to kids but experts urge parents regular reading sessions are critical for optimal brain development. >> read ago loud with a child
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and something that does have strong implications in terms of early brain development. >> experts also claim early read aloud sessions help children successfully integrate their skills when they learn how to read. people across indonesia were wowed by the complete solar eclipse. look at this amazing time lapse that almost doesn't look real. scientists claim it gives us the opportunity to see the atmosphere around the sun which the sun's brightness. well, if you look closely, you can see the faint glow around the edges. it is definitely a beautiful sight to see. >> absolutely. >> and you know, they were studying this so that they can know more because there's another one coming next year. >> yes. and nasa tv gets some amazing shots. so crystal clear. beautiful. coming up now on 5:48. leigh is here with a look at our wednesday weather. >> that's right.
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will be able to see is august 2017. put that on the calendar. it's going to be spectacular. for today, nothing blocking the sun this morning. 65 degrees. comfortable when the day starts, warmer than yesterday. in fact, yeah, going to feel a little warm to you even by your lunch break, 77 degrees. got a nice southeast wind around 3:00 p.m. helping to bump the temperatures up to 82. in bartow, right now, 62. 62 in brooksville. this is warmer than yesterday. 68 plant city. 66 in st. pete. and my weather watcher wendy in brooksville is nice and comfortable 61 degrees as well. and talked about the breeze from the southeast this morning at 5 to 15 miles per hour. so what will happen is this area of high pressure is going to keep the rain pinned back to the west so that we stay warm and dry for the foreseeable future. just the southeast wind so warm in the morning, and warm again tomorrow. in fact, tomorrow is the warmest day at 84. 82 friday. and notice i have pushed most of the rain this weekend into
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let's check in with traffic on the 8s here at 5:48. meredith is in for leslee. >> good morning. watching about a quarter to half-mile back-up on westbound i-4 near mlk due to an earlier accident. taking out just a small portion of the right-hand lane. but it is forcing people to merge over and we are getting a little bit of delay. that should be out of your way pretty soon. 75 looking great through the brandon area. no problems with the selmon expressway and the veterans expressway looking good so far. gayle, candace, back to you. >> thank you. all right. well, spring is in the air in the nation's capitol. >> how mother nature is advancing one of washington, d.c.'s most beautiful seasons of the year.
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it's 5:52. with temperatures warmer than normal washington, d.c. this year, the national park service is predicting cherry blossoms to bloom earlier than normal. march temperatures often determine the blooming buds. they are expecting to pop open between march 18th and the 28th.
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temperatures in the 70s and 80s this week could be the warmest on record for washington, d.c. >> that makes me want to sneeze. >> i know. they're so beautiful though. some people love them. and some people just want all the barking to stop. >> yeah, residents in oregon really don't know how to feel about their new sea lion problem. the adorable creatures are taking over this dock near the columbia river. there's no shortage of them. and there's more coming. they're looking for fish and there's worries about the damage the dock has and it has the city working on fencing to keep the sea lions at bay. they might be cute, but city officials warn they could be aggressive. >> they are adorable. but they stink too. the miami international airport gave thousands of women travelers a sweet surprise. they honored international women's day by handing out nearly 25,000 bouquets of flowers. and they got postcards with information about the mia special relationship with flowers.
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flower imports to the u.s. come through them. >> yeah, imagine it's fragrant smelling. >> i know. >> i bet they loved that. weather and traffic on the 8s is three minutes away. plus, new updates overnight including a depp thety shooting at a hillsborough county parent. what led up to the confrontation ahead. you're watching news channel 8
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time for weather and traffic on the 8s. when you step out the door, it's going to feel much warmer than the past couple mornings. 66 at tampa international airport. plus, this east to southeast wind at 6 miles per hour.
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to get stronger through the day, up to about 10 to 15 miles per hour. but since it's from the southeast, it will be a warm breeze. so that it bumps us to 28 degrees. and most of us will enjoy being outside unless you suffer from allergies because the pollen is high and the noses are clogged. high pollen today, tomorrow and friday. should be nice this evening though, 65 degrees during the overnighttime period. and there is some rain that may help bring the pollen out of the air. meredith is in for leslee. let's check on traffic on the 8s. yeah, good morning. okay, so we're watching an accident, westbound i-4 near mlk. all of the activity is off to the right. some partial blockage on that inside lane. but even with that relatively minor accident, we are seeing quite a back-up. this is another camera angle. about a quarter mile to half- mile delay. would i recommend detouring at this point?
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it's probably going to add on maybe five minutes to your commute. but there's really no need to detour. they're going to get that out of your way very soon. lakeland, you do have an accident at cathleen and galloway road. look out for that. otherwise, all quiet.
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a deputy shoots a man at a tampa apartment complex. that man is now dead. good morning and welcome to news channel 8 today. i'm gayle guyardo. >> and i'm candace mccowan in for gene ramirez. lots of breaking news this morning. let's get right to it. hillsborough deputies are at the windwood oaks apartment in north tampa investigating. in the last 45 minutes, we learned that the man shot died at the hospital. >> news channel 8's josh thomas is live at the apartment complex this morning. josh, what are deputies telling you about the case and the victim involved?

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