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it is back to school for students in polk county and pasco county. we will show you what officials are doing to ensure the safety of the students. a u.s. swimmer robbed at gun point in rio. how he describes the moments. and a bay area deputy comes to the rescue of a little boy at a water park. we will explain what the deputy did to save the boy's life. good morning. i'm gayle guyardo. >> and i'm gene ramirez. thank you for waking up with us on this monday morning. let's get you out the door with leigh and a check of the forecast. >> good morning. it's a little steamy. we have some patchy clouds, low clouds out there. largo did and pinellas park,
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brandon, 77. wesley chapel, 78 degrees. pasco kids back to school for the first day, 80 in bartow and sarasota right now. pasco and polk counties, first day back. off to class, 79 degrees and patchy clouds. and 92 after school when the kids play outside. and about a 40% chance of the late day storms. notice mostly dry through the first part of the day. the rain chances ramp up to 40% by 5:00 p.m. and storms push towards the coast. at 6:08, i have an hour- you. and we are still looking good in lakeland. polk county up to speed as well. u.s. 92 starting to get busier. and manatee county as i zoom in. i want you to see that orange dot there. well, that's a slow down. that's southbound on i-75. and that is after you pass 275. that's where you hit the brakes, down to about 23%. fhp tells me that the crash is tying up a lane.
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south 75 in the palmetto area. fhp says still tying up a lane at ulmerton road but not seeing delays. great drive on the sunshine skyway bridge. that's weather and traffic. back to gene and gayle. in breaking news, a second night of protests in milwaukee ends with more violence. one person was shot during the demonstration. and take a look at this fire, it was started not far from the bp gas station that was set on protesters also threw objects at police, injuring at least one police officer. wisconsin's governor is saying this morning that the state's national guard won't be deployed. the demonstrations started after officers killed a 23-year- old who ran from police following a traffic stop. happening today, it is good- bye summer and back to the books for students in pasco and polk counties. tens of thousands of kids are
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live near lakeland. and ryan, in less than an hour, the first morning bell will be ringing. >> reporter: exactly, gene and gayle, that's right. classes here begin around 7:00. and that's when we expect to see a lot of students soon. all schools in polk county and pasco counties open today. sarasota schools start next week. this is video from polk county last year when firefighters and deputies took to the streets with signs reminding people to slow down now that school is back it's an annual tradition done for seven years. 8 on your side learned they're expected to be back at it again this year with the reminder for drivers at seven local elementary schools. we will be here as students trickle in around 7:00 this morning. i'm sure some are looking forward to it. some probably not. back to you. >> that's probably the case. early start for the kids. thank you. we will check back. right now, a beloved pinellas county music teacher is in the hospital along with a friend after their vehicle was
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news channel 8's lindsey mastis joins us now live from the elementary school. and this is just so terrible. how will the school come together today? >> reporter: well, gene and gayle, students and staff are planning to hold a prayer individual nil front of the flag pole at 9 the -- staff are planning to hold a prayer vigil for the music teacher. investigators are telling us that the car she and a friend re camry that blue through a red light. the driver facing two dui charges and he is being held on a $20,000 bond. on the phone, the principal described the impact she has on the school. >> teacher to jump in, always comes to help out with the programs. and she has always been very willing to, you know, put forth her best for the kids. >> reporter: the principal
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visited her in the hospital and they are asking for prayers for her recovery. there's a gofundme account set up and we have a link at and some comments, they have already raised more than $1,400 and there are prayers and well wishes going out to caroline and her friend. >> yeah, so sad but i'm sure more and more people will come together to help. all right, thank you. a cyclist is also fighting for his life at st. joseph's hospital r car at the intersection of dr. the martin luther king, jr. boulevard and north himes avenue. we are told his condition is critical. it's still unclear what caused the crash. we are learning more about two of the six people who were killed in a plane crash in alabama. a memphis attorney is confirming that his nephew, a doctor and his wife were aboard
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mississippi. the small plane which took off from kissimmee reportedly had engine trouble. the victims were on their way back from a dental convention. and the fight continues to get congress to provide more funding for the zika virus. researchers say the funds will run out attend of august and. senator marco rubio tells us more needs to be done. >> had any conversations about getting back to work? >> we have. ta a few days ago and i expressed the urgency to go back and get the funding done. >> senator marco rubio added that state and local governments are spending millions. that's money he believes congress should reimburse. a family is counting their blessings after their 3 and- year-old boy was saved from drowning at a local water park. the hillsborough county detention deputy saved the toddler's life. he was at the splash harbor
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heard someone -- with his family when he heard someone calling for help. he immediately started cpr. >> i knew it was crucial in that moment to save this little kid's life. it was just a reaction as a father, training, sheriff's office kicked in. i don't know, just a crazy moment. >> deputies determined the child's mother lost sight of him for six to seven minutes. the child was treated hospital. but boy, another one of those cases of someone being in the right place at the right time and just knowing exactly how to react. >> and you hear from these people, i didn't think about it, just did it. instinct. good thing he did because people's lives are saved. >> exactly. coming up on 6:08. as kids go back to school, some for the first time today. >> that's right. and it won't be too bad of a day. the good news, it's dry as they
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and let me walk you hour-by- hour through the day, 79 degrees around 8:00 a.m. and there could be low cloud, not seeing thick fog but not a lot of sunshine in spots this morning. 88degrees at noon. 92 at 4:00 p.m. now that should be the high temperature. we will start to see the thunderstorms 2:00, 3:00, 4:00 with the better rain chances in the evening, especially near the coast. notice the dark green shade there, western hillsborough, western manatee, western pasco. a 50% rain chance. an evening. 40% chance from tampa to lakeland down through the eastern portions of pasco, manatee and sarasota. so this is the typical mid- august-type weather. storms start inland and push toward the coast. early heads up, the reverse pattern starts saturday. winds off the gulf of mexico and rain earlier in the day. we will check on traffic on the 8s because more people are hitting the door now after
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law, if something can go wrong, it will. u.s. 92 was good and then guess what, a crash there. >> did you jinx them? >> i hope not. here's what's going on. manatee county because we have a delay here southbound on i-75 just past the 275, down to 23 miles per hour. that's in palmetto, tying up lanes causing the slow down. here's the accident on u.s. 92. it's also called new tampa highway near county no word if there's injuries but it's tying up lanes. 92 is used a lot through the area. and and downtown lakeland, still up to speed. that's weather and traffic on the 8s. back to gene and gayle. >> thank you leslee. sharing the road with school buses. >> the rules of the road you need to know to keep from getting an expensive ticket. first, a harrowing experience for an olympic
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scary moments for the u.s. olympic swimmer. he and three teammates were robbed at gun point in rio.
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from a french hospitality house. he claimed the men posed as police and pulled them over. listen to how he describes what happened next. >> i was like, we didn't do anything wrong. i'm not getting on the ground. and the guy pulled out the gun. he cocked it. put it to my forehead and said get down. i was like, whatever. he took our money. he took my wallet. >> wow. >> no one officials are investigating. >> scary. bolt keeps his title of fastest human in the world. he completed a historic threepeat winning gold. >> he is running in first place on social media this morning. meredyth censullo has some of the best bolts posts. good morning. >> reporter: fastest on land and on his phone apparently because five minutes after
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he tweeted, jamaica stand up, this is for you, my people. and he posted on instagram, simply thank you for all of your support. now one of the top shared photos is this one of bolt smiling as he crosses the finish line. this one here, he finishes dead last in the backwards running event, really funny. you will see, looks like he's running backwards. and another funny one, the first three straight olympics but he couldn't even catch a pokimon go egg. funny memes coming in from the olympics. and finally this one, bolt and michael phelps are the real life flash and aqua man. good stuff. back to you. >> definitely modern day superheroes. thank you. across america, take a look at these flames. this is one of several businesses scorched by the so- called clayton fire in lake
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to leave their homes. at least 10 houses are now completely destroyed. and right now, the fire is only 10% contained and continues to move into more populated areas. it's unclear what sparked the fire. today a funeral will be held for the two people gunned down in new york over the weekend. the suspect remains at large. police say the motive has been determined the. council on american islamic relations will announce a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. investigators now know what may have caused the three girls to the fall off a ferris wheel in tennessee. you will remember a week ago, the girls fell about 35 to 40 feet when the basket they were in tipped. an inspection found rivets on the basket were loose. one of the girls remains hospitalized in critical condition. the other two are out of the
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you schooled. school is back in session. and that means many of us will be sharing the road with school buses. we sent our traffic anchor leslee lacey out to get schooled on the rules of the road and how the to avoid getting an expensive ticket. >> reporter: it's that time of year to hit the books and the pavement. safety becomes a big concern as kids head back to school. and accidental passing a school bus can be dangerous and costly. >> it's a $271 traffic fine. >> reporter: but some drivers need to be schooled. here's what the law says. drivers must stop whenever a school bus extends the stop sign or displays its flashing lights. for the most part, it does not matter what direction you are traveling. now there's one exception, if you're going the opposite direction of a school bus and there's an unpaved space of at least five feet, a barrier or a raised median like the one i'm standing on, you don't have to
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view for a driver and a student. and if you think getting a tick set a bummer, it could get worse. >> if you pass on the side where the bus is unloading or picking up children, then it's an mandatory court appearance. >> reporter: and be ware because it's typical for police to beef up patrols monitoring school bus routes the first couple weeks of school. at least until drivers are reminded to obey the laws. now last year, a survey from the florida department of education found in the the worst when it come to illegally passing school buss with 800 citations given out. polk county was second with 732. and pinellas dropped to 481. and then hillsborough, manatee and sarasota counties rounded out the bottom. >> what's going up in pasco? >> i would like to know. >> and it's not that busy up there. >> well, not as many people in pasco county than pinellas or
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are flying by. i don't know. they need to fix it. the pasco county friends need to keep an eye out for that. >> and be ware because you don't know when the kid will dart in front of you. >> exactly right. let's get a check on the weather with leigh spann. >> first glances of daylight. the lake club in lakewood ranch there. are clouds around. you can see them here. 78degrees at that location. we will keep a few clouds, 79 degrees at 8:00 a.m. d lunchtime, 88 degrees. dry at noon. and then 40% of showers and thunderstorms at 4:00 p.m. with a high of 92. bartow, kids heading back to school. in pasco county, be careful with the buses, 79 degrees in tampa. 79 in bradenton. and my weather watcher dora in inverness says it's 73 at her house. and we have been focus cussing on the flooding in louisiana.
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the area of to low pressure is now drifting and will pass through louisiana and now it's in texas. they could still see rainfall in louisiana. high pressure from the atlantic giving us a southeast wind flow. and this is the typical mid- august weather, dry and heats up until about 2:00 p.m. and we see showers in the inland areas and they get push toward the coast, more widespread 5:00, 6:00 before everything clears out. and do it again tomorrow 40% showers and thunderstorms that will push toward the coast and start after 1:00 p.m. today and tomorrow, 92. 91 wednesday and thursday. how about traffic on the 8s as more kids head back to school? we're going to talk about manatee county because we have a delay southbound on 75 and it's building, down to 23 miles per hour. solid now backed up to 275. and this is not too far away from 301 in the palmetto area
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a lane. got you backed up. and in the sun coast area, 301 at whitfield avenue, seeing significant delays southbound on 301 right around whitfield. and we've got a collision there. possibly tying up lanes. over here in polk county, downtown lakeland looks good but new tampa highway which is u.s. 92 at county line road, an accident in lanes. that's a look at weather and traffic on the 8s. back to gene and gayle. >> thank you, sl the cast at universal. >> yeah, still ahead, who that character is and when you can see him. but first, why adele is saying no to a super bowl performance. you're watching news channel 8
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it's 6:28. people heading back to school today. n polk county. -- today in polk county. there's low, patchy clouds, otherwise, steamy, 78 degrees. emoji man shows you, yeah, going back to school himself. most of the storms will start after school. maybe heading out to the ray's game. storms arrive around the time the game starts at 7:10. >> emoji man is such a cute
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down to red, southbound 75 backed up to 275, a crash before 301 and we are slow and go. new crash in polk county,
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breaking overnight, a night of violence and protests in milwaukee. it comes as the city is on edge. and a bay area elementary school begins the cloud of sadness. what the school community is doing this morning after a teacher is injured in a crash. and more gold and silver for team usa. this is a live look at the olympic flame burning bright in rio this morning. so beautiful. still ahead, a live report on two olympic athletes who are shining bright. good morning. i'm gayle guyardo. >> and i'm gene ramirez. let's get a check on with
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leigh spann. >> the sunrises just a minute or two after 7:00 this morning. so basically still out there. we have patchy clouds that you may notice when the sun comes up. then back to class today. polk county and pasco county, your first day of school. the first class, yeah, an a, 79 degrees. lunchtime, still an a, 88 degrees at this point. 91degrees by the final bell. and that's when the rain chances start going up. notice about a 20% chance 1:00, 2:00. but up to a 40% rain chance by 5:00. in weather and traffic on the 8s, i have the eight-day temperature trend for you. and leslee lacey has the traffic. look at this, this is lakeland, downtown looks good but over here on new tampa highway, right at county line road and new tampa highway is also u.s. 92. a collision is tying up lanes.
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street with injuries involved. and this is the biggest issue, down to 14 miles per hour. southbound 75 before you get to 301, accident in lanes backed up to 275. that's weather and traffic. back to gene and gayle. >> thank you. an uneasy morning in milwaukee after a second night of violence that included arson and gunfire. >> yeah, the national guard is also on stand-by this morning. it's all in reaction to a fatal police shooting. news channel 8's meredyth censullo is in the newsroom monitoring the developments and checking social media. good morning. >> reporter: yeah, right now, it's quiet in milwaukee but it took until nearly 4:00 a.m. for police to, quote, restore order. video from overnight, cars set on fire. shots were fired. and an 18-year-old was shot. police had bottles, rocks and bricks thrown at them. and a police officer was
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a patrol car windshield. now the wisconsin national guard was activated sunday afternoon but as of this morning they have not been called in. the protests in response to the death of the 23-year-old. police officers say he ran on foot from a traffic stop on saturday afternoon. and that the unreleased body camera footage shows him turn towards an office we are a gun. the officer who is also black shot and now while we did see pockets of violence overnight, that's the video you saw, overall there were no reports of widespread destruction of property, like what we saw on saturday night. the latest update from amazing way key police came just before 4:00 a.m. when they tweeted that order was being restored. gene, back to you. >> thank you. happening today, tens of thousands of students are
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and in polk county, some students now have a safer walk to school thanks to a construction project that's paveed the way for new sidewalks. 8 on your side's ryan hughes is live in polk county this morning. so ryan, this sidewalk is a spot where a student was killed a couple years ago. >> reporter: gayle, good morning once again. it's along old dixie highway here in polk county, not too far from the high school you see here live. stud busy part of the highway for years next to cars and trucks whizzing by. and then the 17-year-old was hit by a van and killed in 2013 on his way to the high school. his death prompted change along old dixie highway. it took $2 million and roughly three years and finally, it's done. brand new sidewalks are in place as students walk to school this morning. they'll have a safe place to do just that.
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it's worth speaking. it's something that without words say it's good. we're thankful for everybody that has helped us through everything. you know, like they say, we will need it. you never know when you need it. help out. you will need it one day. >> reporter: as you heard, the boy's family is happy there's a safe sidewalk along the highway but saddened it took his death to bring change. back here live this morning, they're glad it for the start of school which gets underway right now. gayle, back to you. >> you know, sad what led up to this but i'm glad there's a safety measure in place and kids can get to school safely. thank you, ryan. right now, a pinellas county elementary school teacher and a friend are in the hospital. police claim a drunk driver ran a red light and hit the car the teacher was driving. lindsey mastis is now live from the elementary school. and lindsay, this teacher is top of mind at the school this
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>> reporter: absolutely, gene. and the principal tells us that today they're going to hold a prayer individual nil front of the flag poles. she is a beloved music teacher who has taught here for years. investigators tell us that she was behind the wheel driving a friend when a toyota camry blew through a red light and t-boned their vehicle. this say picture of the scene of the crash. the principal talked to >> my secretary and several teachers went down earlier today. and right now, you know, there's a lot of prayers that need to go out. she's in very, very critical condition. so we're going to actually have a prayer group tomorrow at our flag pole that we do sometimes. >> reporter: right now, the driver that allegedly hit them is in jail. investigators tell us the 36 and-year-old bryce mccloud
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being held on a $20,000 bond. now the principal at the school has to decide how much she is going to tell students about what happened. there is a gofundme account set up for her medical expenses and we have a link on our website, gene-- >> a difficult conversation to have with the students this morning. thank you. in your vote, you can start heading to the polls this morning to cast your ballot for the primary in hillsborough county. 16 early voting open. the sites will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. through august 28th. the find a list of sites, -- 28th. to find a list of sites, head to st. pete just earned a high score for walkability. the online real estate firm redfin gave. is pete a walk score of 88. the website looked at -- gave st. pete a walk score of 88.
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down sizing from the big homes in the suburbs. they're empty nesters and they are moving down and they want to walk to wherefore they want to get -- to where ever they want to get to. and the millennials are more environmentally aware and don't want to drive cars. >> to see how walkable your city is, there's a link at lots to do in st. pete. you can take your dogs too. >> yeah, great restaurants, museum, shopping. >> and most of weather. >> right. >> most of the year. in fact, today is one of those days. watch for thunderstorms later in the afternoon and evening but you know that you should expect showers and thunderstorms on an august afternoon. let me take you outside right now in pasco county with kids heading back to school. this is land o'lakes. notice patchy low clouds. no fog at this point but maybe clouds patchy around the area and they'll scour out once the sun comes up. and then it starts warming up.
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90 at 2:00 p.m. and an afternoon high of 92. look at the rain chances. that yellow area in eastern polk county, that's a 30% rain chance. you will see the rain first and won't see as much once you head to the west like lakeland and plant city and brandon and the eastern portions of manatee and pasco county. that's a 40% rain chance. closer to the coast, west of 75, a 50% rain chance and later in the day. 92 today and tomorrow. and 91 wednesday and thursday. and il the 8s and people headed to work and school. >> that's right. i call it traffic season. traffic season coincides with school season. let's go ahead and look at st. pete. here's what's going on. we have a collision 38th avenue right at 5th street. injuries involved -- 25th street. injuries involved. and look at this back-up. down to 14 miles per hour southbound i-75 right before you get to 301. and that crash is in lanes.
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skyway bridge. that will ease your commute through palmetto. that's weather and traffic on the 8s. back to gene and gayle. >> all right. thank you. in the road to rio, team usa is dominating the world at the summer olympic games adding more medals to the count. >> yeah, gymnast simone biles is one standing out in the crowd. and there's a jamaican runner also getting a lot of attention, bolt. paul ryan is live from morning. paul, bolt and biles, really shining bright today. >> reporter: absolutely. so is the sun behind my. beautiful sunrise in rio over olympic park this morning, gene and gayle. and we're witnessing a real cast of characters here at the summer games. but the main character, the star of the show, michael phelps has already exited stage left. when is going to take his place? there are other athletes vying for the spotlight.
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golden opportunity, the american gymnast simone biles. >> ever a moment when you thought one of those guys was going to beat you out there? >> no. >> reporter: for a record third straight summer olympics, he is the fastest man alive. the jamaican ran the 100-meters in 9.8 seconds. the american settled for silver. >> the oldest man and to still grab the silver, i'm happy with that. >> my coach says, take your time and you will get back. that's what i did. i worked my way back. and got it done. >> reporter: bolt stands a to youering 6'5". simone biles is 21 inches shorter but her legacy is larger than ever. on sunday, she won the women's competition, becoming the first american gymnast to earn three gold medals in a single games. i'm excited that i met my own expectations and i can't worry
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on me. >> reporter: both can add to their resumes before the olympic torch is extinguished. bolt is going for a triple- triple, wins in the 100, 200 and four by 100 relay. and biles can leave with five total golds if she finishes first in tonights abalance beam and tomorrow's floor exercise. -- tonight's balance beam and tomorrow's floor exercise. there are other athletes to watch in the final olympics. for example, the usa men and women's basketball tale both advanced, perfect 5-0 in prime medaling position. and the women's indoor and beach volley ball squads both advanced. so lots to monitor in the coming days. >> very exciting. but bolts and biles definitely are our cup of tea. amazing. >> everybody has their eye on her. and bolts, to see him pull away from the pack like that, something else.
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all right, let's look at the medal count. here's where we stand. team usa in the lead with 69 medals in total. 26 gold, 21 silver, and 22 bronze. china behind us with 45 medals. followed by great britain with a total of 38. cheering for the olympics may be behind the panic at one of our nation's busiest airports. >> yeah, what happened. and flooding disaster in louisiana. take a look. where crews are rescues high water. plus, a squirrely situation. there he goes in connecticut. the trouble that had the creature jumping in and flipping all around. and who came to its rescue.
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york city after witnesses reported hearing gunfire. crews evacuated two terminals and that left hundreds of passengers stranded outside as you see here. dozens of flights were delayed or diverted. police didn't find any weapons or rounds of ammunition, shell cautioner case -- shell casings or any evidence of a shooting. cheering and clapping from people watching the olympics may have been misinterpresente a december -- misinterpreted as gunshots. a desperate situation in louisiana. you can see crews rescuing a group of people trapped on a roof of a home in baton rouge. so far the governor of louisiana estimates crews have rescued more than 20,000 people trapped in high water. at least five deaths are blamed on the flooding and things could get worse. the national weather service warns more floating could be on the way. -- more flooding could be on
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may have caused three girls to fall off a ferris wheel in tennessee. about a week ago, the girls fell 335 to 40 feet when the basket -- 35 to 40 feet when the basket they were in tipped. rivets were loose. one of the girl remains hospitalized in critical condition. the other two are out of the hospital. and let's get a check on the weather with leigh spann. >> good morning. just a few minutes from the sun rising. it rises just a few minutes after 7:00 a.m. this is from the sun city center area. 78degrees. this is what i'm talking about, we have patchy areas of low clouds, high humidity. so depending on where you are, you will see more clouds than others but clouds scour out. 79degrees and a quiet morning for you as more head back to school on this monday morning. steamy, 88 at noon with the clouds building. adding in about a 40% rain chance later in the day with
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and a high of 92. 80 in clearwater beach. temple terrace, 78. 80 in pinellas park. right now, 78 degrees in wesley chapel. and 78 degrees in north sport. -- north port. starting at 6:00, 7:00, dry out there. 10:00, still dry. and now notice what happens by 1:00 p.m., places like polk county and highlands county, you start to see rain but it will be isolated. as the day goes along, the coverage gets better. th coming home from school. by 6:00 p.m., most of the rain has pushed toward the coast where i expect to see the heaviest rain. and the same forecast in place today, tomorrow, wednesday and thursday. leslee, how about traffic on the 8s? well, seeing much more vehicles on the howard frankland bridge coming in to tampa. definitely getting busier. still going to take about seven, eight minutes to cross. and busier 275 moving in to downtown tampa. all right, let's take a look
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about 10 minutes. and then 14 minutes between ehrlich and 275 on the veterans expressway. look at the back-up here, through ruskin, apollo beach, 75 looks good. and looks good on 275 on the sunshine skyway bridge. but coming together, you hit the brakes moving into manatee county through palmetto, down to 14 miles per hour. and stop and go, even slower in the area. all due to a crash before 301 that's tying up lanes. got you backed up to southern apex. this crash is off to the shoulder, 301 at whitfield avenue. and in pinellas, remember this one, 38th avenue at 5th street. and out on -- avenue at 25th street. and polk county, an accident in lanes trying to clear. that's weather and traffic on the 8s. back to gene and gayle. >> all right. talk about putting the pot in a port a potty. these folks took literally.
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potty filled with marijuana plants. investigators don't know how the pot ended up there. >> yeah, big plants in there. >> yeah. a squirrel found knits trouble when it stuck its head where it didn't belong -- fund itself in a little bit of trouble when it stuck its head where it didn't belong. >> he is jumping and flipping around. this is critter. he ran away. the squirrel slipped and darted through the leg of a worker. and eventually they threw the blanket on it and the other worker removed the cup. >> got to see where i'm going. >> i hope whatever was in the cup was worth it. yogurt? >> had it jumping, maybe it was coffee. what you need to know before you walk out the door is next including a sidewalk
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students in one bay area county. and the bay area school in player today. -- in prayer today. you're watching news channel 8
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a pinellas county elementary school teacher and her friend are in the hospital this morning injured in a crash caused by a drunk driver. >> news channel 8's nd elementary school where the teacher works. >> reporter: and the principal tells us that they're going to have a prayer vigil in front of the flag pole sometime today. and the prayers are for caroline sign, a beloved music teacher who has taught here for years. investigators say the car that she and a friend, sean hawkins were in, was hit by a toyota camry that blew through a red
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$20,000 bond. now there is a gofundme page set up for sign and medical expenses. in pinellas county, lindsey mastis, news channel 8. a sidewalk in polk county is finally fixed as students head back to school today. for years, students had to walk along a busy stretch of old dixie highway. in 2013, a van hit one student, killing him. this morning a $2 million project to build new sidewalks along the complete. and another violent of protests in milwaukee. at least one person was shot and at least one fire was started not far from the gas station that burned one night earlier. the governor is saying this morning that the state's national guard will not be deployed. the demonstrations began after police officers killed a 23- year-old man who fled a traffic stop on foot. people in louisiana are bracing for more rain as it
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rescued 20,000 people trapped in homes and cars by the high water. more than 10,000 people are in shelters. >> scary. we have a beautiful look from clearwater beach. just the pink in the sky. it's 80 degrees. and a beautiful picture if the loews don cesar on st. pete beach with the sun coming up right now. lake club in lakewood ranch, a beautiful start, you're at 78 degrees. just a few clouds through the morning. 88degrees by noon. and 92 by 4:00 p.m. yes, it's in the storms, about a 40% rain chance start inland and push toward the coast. and i expect similar conditions tomorrow morning, sunshine, afternoon storms and a high of 92. all right, if you're planning to go into manatee county from hillsborough or pinellas, rough news for you. look at the red, down to 14 miles per hour. that's the average. it gets very, very slow and stop and go. and this is due to an accident just before u.s. 301. it's tying up lanes.
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coming off the sunshine skyway bridge, take 19 or u.s. 41, one of the exits before you get to 75. that should help out. and let's take a live look now as we move to the cameras, more vehicles on the road, this is 275 southbound away from downtown tampa. right around ashley. let's move over to the other camera, look at this, howard frankland bridge, starting to get busy. and now a 10 minute commute across it. so starting to slow down there into tampa on the howard frankland bridge. earlier than normal. >> yeah, about that im. >> >> yeah. >> next on today, an exclusive interview with the olympic
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? ba da ba ba ba ? good morning. unprecedented. >> still invincible. usain bolt. >> usain bolt proves yet again he's the world's fastest man becoming the first sprinter to capture three straight 100 meter olympic titles. >> and there it is. in gymnastics, simone biles nails it on the vault making it three gold so far with two events still to go. while the swimmers from team usa celebrated an unparalleled medal haul in rio including four for simone manual, five for katie ledecky, another six for michael phelps and we get to bask in their glow when they join us


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