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>> right now on newschannel8 at 7:00. >> good evening. south tampa has a burglary epidemic with 22 break-ins
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homeowners are scared, police are frustrated and the bad guys keep getting away. but tonight one of those bad guys is caught on video. mary mcguire, this is good video. >> reporter: they say the best defense is a good offense. that rings true in this case. the homeowner was able to catch the face and the boy of the bad guy. they say the best defense is a good offense. >> i don't have a big enough house. i don't ve exterior. but it doesn't matter. >> derek cunard is glad he took the saying to heart after he caught this bad guy in the living room monday. >> i feel like reaching through and grabbing his face and saying get out. >> reporter: this guy got away with thousands of dollars in vintage watches, expensive sunglasses, cash, and other
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south tampa burglaries. over the past six months. the crooks face and voice captured crystal clear thanks to cunard's at home security camera. a new tool that could help authorities. >> without the video, you have no clue what could have happened. you have to imagine what the possibilities are. how they got in or out. with the video in place, everything is clear cu offering up to a $3,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest. i'm mary mcguire, newschannel8. 6789 it is a pretty horrible case of animal cruelty. pigs left to starve and die. the owners are facing over 100 neglect and cruelty charges. this is the undercover video that is pretty graphic that exposes them.
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make you sick. pigs struggling to walk. nothing more than bones. after receiving a tip, peta members went undercover as volunteers using hidden body cameras, they recorded video of the alleged abuse. >> pigs left to lay in the sun 13 days. >> reporter: we were there as deputies took the owners to jail. martin admitted to newschannel8 every day. >> they don't deserve to eat every day? >> it got to the point where it wasn't every day, but it was a good part of the week. when they did get to eat, they got a good portion of food. >> why not every day? wouldn't you want to eat every day? >> yeah. >> reporter: three of the pigs die t. they were in really bad shape. age mall control has all of the animals and they are being treated by veterinarians. in polk city, melissa marino, newschannel8. state health officials have
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locally transmitted zika. that brings the number of people contracting the disease without traveling out of the country to 21. governor rick scott renewed his behand for congress to quickly pass funding to fight the disease. also today, health officials identified two travel related zika cases in hernando county. which are the first cases for that county. the spokesman for the republican party of tampa has left donald trump. a poll in the past few weeks found 82% of hispanics view trump unfavorably, but some conservative hispanics continue to support him. >> the alternative is not an option for me. i will campaign for trump. i don't agree with everything mr. trump says but he is my
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showed hispanic support for trump at just 12%. plans for a ferry service between tampa and saint petersburg jumped another hurdle today. hillsborough, tampa, and saint pete are helping to fund it. it will run twice a day with three trips friday. service should begin in november. a possible solution to south florida's guacamole thick algae problem will cost $2.4 billion. florida senate's incoming president is watching the land. they want to clean the water and release it into the everglades. the governor's office says he will review this proposal. it has been another soggy day around the bay area and some neighborhoods are still underwater. look at what we found in pasco county. more rain fell this morning adding to the water from a
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drive say the water is just inches away from entering their homes. >> it is terrifying. we have two pregnant women in the house, myself included and having my three-year-old son here and my animals and everything that belongs to us. >> more than two dozen streets in the county have limited access because of flood water. check tout problems to the south in sarasota today. streets because of the high water. it's a big problem, steve jerve. it is so much rain in such a short period of time. that is how it get ins the tropics. you get a lot of atmospheric moisture. it starts to rain. the water in the air comes out as rain. >> and it is pretty much like wet continuously. even if it is not ... it is such a saturated atmosphere. >> it is very tropical.
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just sounded? >> here, take the clicker and just do this. >> i will. let's take a look at the picture ... >> i was just kidding. that's enough. [ laughter ] showers moving inland are fairly heavy. just west of inverness a few light showers that will pass rapidly. pinellas pretty quiet at the moment. hillsborough, too. western sections of polk south of lakeland. and they are drifting off to northeast. even a few lightning strikes around mulberry and stretching toward ba. that corridor. watch for it down to wauchula. a few southern showers too across the interior sections of manatee, sarasota. north port. a few extra showers. you can see those. then all the way eventually into the eastern sections of polk and also highlands county. needless to say. very high amounts here. over eight inches of rain in weeki wachee. five-and-a-half at spring hill. palm harbor almost six inches of rain. this evening manufacture rain
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76 degrees at 12:00 a.m. cloudy skies. maybe an isolated shower. at the very least, temperatures are cooler. rain chances are dropping. we will talk about that coming up. still ahead. >> a back to school party that helps adopted kids get rid -- for the first day of school. the beauty salon that gave them everything from makeovers to clothes and shoes. >> today on bett behnken, i'm making an unannounced visit to this apartment complex because the elevator stopped working. i want to know if management
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>> for the third year in a row, a beauty salon threw a back to school party for some young princesses.
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only did this day of beauty come with free makeovers but free clothes and shoes. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: all the dancing. fingernail painting. and smiles on kids' faces can only mean one thing. >> back to school princess party! >> reporter: and it is all going down at giving hands beauty salon. >> we know what it is like going back to school. there's a lot of peer pressure sometimes those children want to feel good. they want to look good. >> she just feels like a million dollars. i mean, she is so ... she has pep in her step. she is dancing and having a great time. and she just feels wonderful and beautiful. >> reporter: this is the third year howard has used her business to help children in need prepare for the first day of school. every year, she makes it a
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>> she is a pretty awesome mom. she gets this idea and she is like we are going to do this. i just support her. i'm like mom, i'm here for you. >> reporter: in tampa, anthony allred, newschannel8. do you want to block the ads you see on facebook? well, looks like facebook just outsmarted you. that story is coming up. >> plus, how one man with a medical emergency took his handings off the wheel and let his tesla drive him to the hospital. in florida, people are working hard, just to get by.
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tor marco rubio has the worst voting record in the u.s. senate." marco rubio stopped showing up for work. let us down. i'm patrick murphy and enough's enough. i'm proud to work with president obama. to protect social security and a woman's right to choose. and grow this economy so it works for all of us. i'm patrick murphy and i approve this message because i'll never stop working for you. i got shot down over vietnam and spent eleven months in a pow camp. is a disgrace. he's a war hero because he was captured. i like people that weren't captured. when you fly over enemy territory, the odds might be against you being able to come home. donald trump doesn't understand the weight of sending americans into harm's way. he's unfit to be president.
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francisco. they cut 8% of their work force and leasted one floor of the office space. they say the price on in newly listed office space is negotiable. don't want to see ads on facebook? too bad. they are going to block your add blocker. the social network says the ads support the free services you enjoy so they found a way to bypass them and continue showing you ads. most people try to block ads because they are annoying disruptive. facebook says it has refined its adds to be less annoying and more relevant. some nbc shows are coming to snap chat. the network just signed a deal that would allow it to deliver custom episodes through the social network. shows will include the tonight show and saturday night live. the first to appear will be the noise and e news.
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some extra curves similar to what you can find today on samsung's edge. apple just received a new patent for electronic devices with side wall displays. mashable.com reports the patent allows for flexible disapplies that curve from the front around the edges. the approval is probably too late for the iphone 7 due out next month and there is no telling if or when we will ever see a curb screen on the iphone. we'll keep you a man from branson, missouri believing his tesla saved his life. joshua breeley suffered a pulmonary embolism. he directed his car to the hospital. there is no doubt in his mind
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happens i will not slam into somebody or slam into one of the big rock walls. >> in may, a tesla driver died in a crash while using auto pilot. kneely believes his experience believes while the technology can be risky, it can also provide an important benefit. if you have been cheated, when you need help, she's on your side. better call behnken. >> investigator shannon behnken kept up the pressure at a new port richey apartment mp until management agreed to fix broken elevators. the problem left disabled residented stranded for weeks. shannon shows us what it took to get the elevators running again. >> just going to the store is is a treat. >> reporter: after week of being stuck on the third floor because his apartment elevator was broken, william cooper finally has his freedom back. >> i like going down where the edge of the pond is. it is beautiful wildlife down here.
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elevator disaster after residents reached out to me for help. a lightning storm knocked out service to 11 elevators leaving residents stranded. some like cooper were force today use brans transport services to get downstairs for emergency care. i went to the pasco county commission for answers. i pressed department managers for answers. on day 17, cooper's elevator was the first one fixed. >> i am and i thank you for all the work you did for it. getting it done. >> reporter: i went back a week later to check on the rest of the elevators and found them working. and gayle mcdaniel finally able to get down from the second floor. >> i have all my freedom back now. >> reporter: mcdan yes, ma'am was trapped more than two weeks and had to miss several important doctor's visits. for her, the elevator started working again just in time.
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apartment that i couldn't really take it anymore. >> reporter: now, all of these elevators will have to be inspected by state officials. that should happen within a couple of weeks. shaven shannon behnken, 8 on your side. on thursday, we are having a better called behnken phone bank. there is more than $280 million in cash just waiting to be claimed and that is just here in the bay area. nu thursday, 1-800-528-0808. you can call between 5:00 and 7:30 p.m. this thursday. well, max defender 8 starting to take shape. we were out at the site in river view today. as the building that will house the technology was lowered into place. don't forget our half-hour special that will tell you everything you need to know
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saturday at 7:00. and we at the storm team needless to say are very excited about this s band technology we will be using. 78 degrees the current temperature. 79 one-hundredths in the way of precipitation. temperature 78 at hula bay. seven tenths of an inch. impressive amounts around the region today. over an inch of rain at hyundai of new port richey. an inch-and-a-half and the temperatures there are reasonable. a very comfortable night. isolated rain at 9:00 p.m., at 7:00 a.m., 76. a chance of rain. heavy downpour still possible for tomorrow afternoon. largely moving inland on the west to southwesterly flow. 79 tampa international. 76 in saint petersburg. you will see the temperatures are very pleasant. humidity very high. it is august after all. this area of low pressure is spinning across the northern part of the state getting into the south. portions of it over the gulf of
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that warmth and that moisture and still keeping that on shore flow for the area. so we will keep the possibility of a shower moving on shore. as i mentioned for tomorrow afternoon, we could actually see a few thunderstorms in the inland areas associated with the heating of the day. we will get sunshine some of the inland areas tomorrow. that is our feature for the moment. that is moving to the northwest away from us. losing its grip and influence on the bay area. a lot of the activity mostly rain. can't rule them out in some the inland spots here as we move into the overnight period of time. at 1:30 in the morning still a remaining light shower. rpm says essentially the same thing. around 7:00, could be still a coastal shower. probably especially north of pinellas county and post lines. sunshine for the afternoon, some of these inland spots absolutely. we can't rule out that chance of showers developing from that area of low pressure in the forecast for tomorrow. but generally an improvement.
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the typical pattern. 50% chance as we get into thursday. note the rain chances falling off a little bit for friday. and eventually for saturday and sunday. a 30%. afternoon, and, evening hours. that will mean much more sunshine by the time we hit the weekend as we say good-bye to this little pesky low giving us troubles of late. >> especially in the way of flooding. >> and you hate to see that for those folks. >> it is unfortunate but kind of flood event after flood event. >> some of the folks moving into the areas that are not aware of the history, it is frustrating. we'll be right back. stay with us. >> plus, we are on your side to help get the kids back to school. >> passing the school bus could cost you big bucks and land you in court. i'll school you on the rules of
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>> there is a lot of olympic excitement coming up in the olympics zone. jenn holloway has a preview of what's ahead. >> tonight is a big night for team usa. one of the most exciting so far. from gymnastics to swimming. some of our country's best athletes are competing in also ahead, an amazing story of overcoming the odds. we will introduce you to a swimmer who is going to race in the paralympics in rio blind. >> wow. looking forward to it. we will check in with steve jerve one more time. >> was she in rio? >> it looked cool. sounded like she was across the studio, but i think she was in rio. >> tv magic my friend. >> rio.
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in florida, people are working hard, just to get by. but in washington - "republican senator marco rubio has the worst voting record in the u.s. senate." marco rubio stopped showing up for work. let us down. i'm patrick murphy and enough's enough. ty and a woman's right to choose. and grow this economy so it works for all of us. i'm patrick murphy and i approve this message
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>> now, special coverage of the summer game ins rio. this is the olympics zone. >> good evening everybody. i'm josh benson. >> i'm jenn holloway. thanks so much for joining us. this is your olympic zone. >> and emotions are running high in rio. it was another spectacular night for new they took on china dominating in both sets. >> now it is match point. there comes ua. and, kerri gets the final block and this one is over. >> over for sure. walsh-jennings and ross will play switzerland tomorrow. michael phelps says his dream was to change the sport of swimming and now those who have looked up to him are

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