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i also discovered in the past year, there were 13 accidents within one mile and three at the intersection. so, why no enforceable school zone? >> since the school setback, the traffic coming to and from the school comes down the side street. there is not really activity in the front of the school. >> reporter: seven miles away, hudson avenue has a designated school zone, though, there are no schools on hudson avenue. and, there are other complaints. >> there you can't see the cars exiting the school. >> i see close calls every day. it's a bad road. >> reporter: so i brought the concerns to traffic management. >> we will measure the volumes of the road and see if a traffic signal could be warranted at this location. >> reporter: and in the meantime, they will reevaluate the need for an enforceable school zone. they will begin collecting data
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and 8 on your side will stay on top of this and we will find out what they are willing to do to keep the children safe. now to the latest in the run to the 2016 presidential election. early voting starts an ex week here in florida. most bay area counties begin early voting on monday the 24th. but early voting starts in all of florida's 67 counties october 29 and last through november 5. florida is expected for hillary clinton and donald trump. thousands of floridians took advantage of an extended voter registration deadline. but getting them verified in time may now be in doubt. democrats hope the federal judge can force them not to cast provisional ballots. matt galka has the latest. >> reporter: yeah jen, you
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the federal trifecta. but this time, election supervisors say it could have been bad news. >> reporter: they looked to get newly registered voters processed by sunday. the reason, they don't want provisional ballots to be cast. >> when you cast a provisional ballot, it is not counted unless th approves the ballot. which is a presumption, they should in the absence of proof that the voter is ineligible to vote. but you would obviously rather vote a regular ballot if you can. >> reporter: federal judge mark walker, the same judge who ruled in the democrat's favor in voter registration deadline and mismatching signature lawsuits over the past two weeks denied the motion. a spokesman for county election s&p visiers said that if the changes had been made, the results could have been chaotic.
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because once it is in the box, it is gone. >> so it will create problems after the fact? >> it would create a problem of an individual who was not eligible. not on the voter role at early voting. or, a polling place. and, ving illegally. . >> reporter: it can take up to ten days to verify new forms meaning the state should have everybody verified by the end of the month wi starting monday. and the department of state released data this this afternoon showing more than 70,000 people ended up voting during the extended period with 20,000 awaiting verification. but they are bringing on extra staff to expedite the process. matt galka, newschannel8. >> thank you matt. well, a small plane had to make an emergency landing on a
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plane ran out of fuel and was able to land right there in the median. he was not hurt, the faa is now investigating. and a day of cleanup in the cincinnati area after vicious storms passed through overnight. take a look. heavy rain, winds, baseball sized hail lashed northern kentucky and southeast indiana. a lot of damage was reported but no tornadoes have been confirmed. we are learning more about the moments before a gas explosion in portland credited with saving lyes. they ordered a quick evacuation and pulled a fire alarm minutes before a powerful explosion leveled this building yesterday. eight people were injured including three of the firefighters and two police officers. the blast happened when a construction crew hit a gas line. and the tampa bay heart walk, it is getting closer every day. >> and newschannel8 is raising awareness of cardiac issues. coming up next, she is just 16 years old and already, she is
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with stacie schaible. plus ... >> it has been a warm day around the bay area today. our temperatures have risen into the upper 80s near 90 degrees so we are thinking where is the great fall weather? the good news is a cold front is on the way. it will drop temperatures and the humidity. we are looking at overnight low temperatures that could be dropping near 50 degrees in some of the northern spots. we have good news in the forecast for you. we will have that and look ahead to your weekend forecast coming up after the break. >> we'll have that and more coming up.
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this is mike's office. if he doesn't show up, he doesn't get paid. too often marco rubio didn't show up and failed us when he did. i am patrick murphy. rk together. whether it's protecting social security and women's health care or growing the economy, we've got to start solving problems instead of pointing fingers. i am patrick murphy and i approve this message
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it's not uncommon for autistic kids to flap their hands. and so when i saw that, that was completely disqualifying. i'm a republican, but this election is so much bigger
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ng for hillary. i don't always agree with her, but she's reasonable. and she's smart. she can work with people to solve problems. i want to be able to tell my kids that i did the right thing when it really mattered. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. >> well, the tampa bay heart
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away. newschannel8 has brought you amazing stories of survival with a lot of people struggling with heart issues. tonight, we will talk about transplants and the fact they are just not as rare as they used to be. as our own stacie schaible discovered, 30% of heart transplant recipients will need a second one in their lifetime. >> reporter: that's right jenn. one strong resilient teenager in palm harbor received her second one and she is only 16. when we first introduced maddy price, she was just 11 years old. and her best friend was her little dog named cocoa. >> i never had a puppy before. and he just loves to play. >> reporter: that's forward five years and look at maddy now. she is 16. she is driving. and, she is thriving. after just spending seven months in johns hopkins all children's hospital in saint petersburg. that's a long time for a teenager. >> it is different. because i'm 16.
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hanging out with the football games on friday night. and, hanging out with friends on the weekends. but they just came to see me instead of me going to see them. >> reporter: maddy was born with congenital heart disease and had her first open heart surgery at just seven days old and her first heart transplant before her sixth birthday. >> this is one day after transplant which is pretty amazing. >> reporter: when we first met maddy in 2007. we knew her first transplant wouldn't last forever. >> it is day by y. medicines at this point. just to keep her stable. to keep her system so it is not compromised. >> reporter: her first heart lasted nearly ten years. seven years longer than doctors expected but then this march, just before her 16th birthday, she was put back on the transplant list. >> we were told wednesday and listed thursday. >> reporter: the dr. carane is
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rejecting a new heartment so that is one of the reasons why patients who undergo a second heart transplant tend to struggle a little more than going in the first time. >> reporter: maddy admits it wasn't easy. >> at first, i was just very weak and i was just giving up because i didn't think anything bowl get better but i feel better than i did before the first heart. >> in what way? >> i just feel stronger and i can do a lot more. >> you look >> i do. >> reporter: maddy is now back home. and will return to her junior year in january. >> her prognosis is very good. because, she has overcome all of the initial hurdles. she really has to take good care of this heart. and, really, that is what it boils down to. >> reporter: d you know she will. what a special young lady. the 2016 heart walk, by the way, is just a few weeks away and we need your help raising
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fuccillo kia is matching the first $50,000 that we raise. so every dollar you donate right now really counts as two. we are about two-thirds of the way to our goal. that walk is november 12 at raymond james stadium. so just go to for details. >> is that amazing in two heart transplants by the age of 16. >> what an inspiration. >> think of the strides and the advancements we are making with medicine keeping these fo we will walk for her. >> yes,. >> thank you stacie. well, aerial yoga, is taking off. >> there is a new dimension to it. we are working against gravity. >> reporter: also called flying
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jen smith assures me is very safe an able to support your weight. the cloth hammock is what helps with decompression. >> make sure that the fabric is in its proper placement. that the wrap is going the right way so that we are totally supported. you feel secure. you feel stable. there is no pain. >> reporter: in fact, for many, it eases neck and back pain. erin highland broke her neck in a car accident and is now yoga. >> show me what is next. >> reporter: the hammock is where the magic happens. helping to strengthen muscles and find correct alignment and research on suspension training like aerial yoga has shown me that you actually have to use your muscles more when you are off the ground than on the floor. >> float your left foot into the hammock. a great way to strengthen our
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cocoon. when aerial yoga began ten years ago. it was looked at like a fad, but students are finding that it actually works for them. >> it helps me feel more fit. >> reporter: restorative. rejuvenating. >> it has been so much fun. >> i want to go yoga after listening to that. you can do some things on the hammock you can't do on the yourselves in positions you couldn't normally be in. but the classes are generally more expensive. if you want to scare up extra treats this halloween, it may help to bring ong your best friend. but your canine companion needs to dress the part as well. halloween is a booming business. americans will expected to spend $8.5 billion on the holiday this year and 86% of those people plan to have their
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well. but experts warn don't force your pet into any outfit they will not enjoy. >> think about making your own costume. you can use paint on a flat dog to make it a zebra, pet friendly paint. >> just remember to keep your pets out of your candy stash. chocolate and other candy ingredients can be toxic to animals. now, max defender 8, the world's most powerful radar and your storm tea8 jerve. >> well, a gorgeous play. plenty of sunshine around the region today. and our temperatures along with the humidity though are still fairly high given the time of year. our current temperature 84 degrees with the lake club at lakewood ranch. dry hair high above in the atmosphere. throughout the day, we have continued to see mostly clear conditions with these fair weather clouds popping up. we occasionally see a shower down to our south.
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new port richey. we have it going pretty good here. the winds are relatively light there. here at freedom plaza and sun city center like the rest of hillsborough county today, thing haves been relatively quiet. it feels a little warmer in the afternoon because the dew point temperatures are elevated at the surface, but as i mentioned very dry conditions. in the southern part of sarasota county, 78 degrees. a pleasant cooler temperatures as venice is a little closer to the gulf of mexico. and gulf temperatures are dropping just a little bit more this time of the year. here in brandon, not a cloud in the sky. 83 degrees here with the northeast wind at 7 miles an hour. 43% relatively ty humidity. but, all of that sunshine is helping to lift the temperatures but with the drier air high above, some of that mixes down to the surface. we are seeing lower dew points as a result of that. that's the view at hula bay.
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temperature. 82 at innisbrook. getting into the range of temperature this time of year that give us a very, very nice weather condition. this weekend, when the cold front comes through, you will see the changes when that cold front moves through the area. here is a look at max defender 8 right now. the shower activity has been pretty hard to find. all the activity has generally been a little further to the east and further to the south. guys, are we actually on max defender 8 there? let's go ahead ... this click sore not let's hit the spacebar if we can. you can see the activity sweeping across the area. let's advance the frame. you can see the showers down to our south. here we go. let's get back over there. got the right source here. there they go. they both look the same. there we go. [ laughter ] we are kind of back and forth with that. there is no precipitation. is that it right there? hey good. we are back in business. [ laughter ] again, looking for showers here on the radar, across the region.
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result of the cold front coming through. we have been talking about this cold front so much because it is great to advertise really. it is the first real cold front of the season that is going to have a great impact in terms of temperature and also humidity. so the high on saturday, 78 degrees. 79 degrees on sunday. 81 on monday. by tuesday, we will start to return as high pressure shifts a bit to the east. this is a fairly classic story when high pressure moves off to the east, we get back into the 8:00 a.m., 70 degrees. and then, the cold front will approach at 4:00 p.m. there. later in the afternoon. and that lad few clouds potentially. but we are not expecting much in the way of precipitation along the bound ray the next couple of days. all the precipitation will likely be to our south. moisture levels tend to be a little bit higher there. so let's get right to our eight- day forecast, we can see what is going on there. and you can see with our temperature, 84 degrees for a high. that is for friday. with just a slight possibility of showers. some added clouds that
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time of year, we just don't have a lot of moisture built up to create showers or potentially thunderstorms along this boundary. but you can see the temperatures are gorgeous this weekend. look at saturday, sunday, monday, overnight low temperatures in the upper 50s near 60 degrees to start the day on monday. and with more of an easterly flow, bewill bring back more humidity in the atmosphere, that's a natural thing even this time of year, but this weekend is going to be great guys especially once we bring the drier air into the atmosphere, yo has this been all summer? >> sounds great. thank you steve. a dangerous attacker running from police in sarasota county. we will check in on the search for him coming up next. >> also coming up, people in georgia are wondering why their mail wound up in the woods an not in their mailboxes. we will show you the video that solves the mystery. >> remember, you can join jenn, julie, and me on newschannel8 at 8:00 on great 38. we hope to see you there. >> ahead for us, donald trump today tries to clarify his
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even fervent supporters cringing. we have 911 calls released in hopes of generating leads in a serial killer on the loose and we will tell you why a certain concrete is leaving homes not fit to live in. and the lesson for other consumers when we see you for nbc nightly news. amendment 1 guarantees your right to generate your own solar energy. it also guarantees that those who don't choose solar don't have to subsidize those who do. amendment 1 means
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rip-offs, and long-term contract traps. that's the right way to do solar. amendment 1: good for the economy. good for the environment. good for florida. vote yes on amendment 1-for the sun. >> welcome back. breaking news now. venice police are on the hunt for a dangerous man. he violently attacked a stranger trying to get away according to the police. so let's get right to newschannel8's john rogers. he joins us live at the scene. john, you have been covering this all day. what do you know at this point? >> reporter: it is a very scary story. he attacked a woman who works at this massage parlor. police are desperately looking for him. they say he is a very violent man. he attacked a woman who works at the 88 spa in venice.
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was driving toward publix. >> as the pickup truck driver noticed the person and was able to hit the brakes and caused the person to fall from the pickup. >> reporter: the man tried to attack a publix employee. when that failed, he attacked that worker and took off running south. in the meantime, the injured masseuse made her way to a nearby shell station. she was taken to sarasota memorial for treatment. this morning while the search continued, nearby schools were briefly placed on lock down. th any danger that we felt like this was the safest way to do it than to have notifying parents early in the day or earlier in the morning and having students out and about. >> reporter: police believe he may have fled the area. and they are working with other nearby agencies to find this dangerous man. the woman was listed in critical condition. they are hoping she will recover. if you know anything about the case, contact venice police. josh? >> john rogers live for us in venice. thanks john.
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>> and now to what's making headlines across america tonight. look at this cell phone video. it is of a postal worker dumping mail in the woods dehind a subdivision. officials were appalled. it took five postal investigators more than two
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federal charges. newschannel8 at 6:00 is coming up next. >> stacie and rod are here with what we are working on. >> hey, good evening guys. a dramatic look at the moments after an inmate took a corrections officer hostage. >> coming up, what the 911 calls show about this bizarre situation and the questions we are still working to get answered about how this happened. >> plus, an exciting day on the calendar for the tampa bay lightning. we are going to show you why the bolts are celebrating their history. >> newly uncovered a very chummy relationship between the head of the ptc and the cab companies he is charged with regulating. now, new calls for an investigation. >> i caught florida's division of elections telling a lie and i have the paper work to prove it. >> those stories plus your storm team 8 forecast and sports with paul ryan coming up
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y251cy yi0y >> right now, on newschannel8 at 6:00. >> breaking news in our ongoing investigation into the ptc. the move the chairman is now making all because of new e- mails we obtained. >> the 911 calls that paint a dramatic picture of what took an officer hostage. >> and caught in a lie. why is the state denying an election fraud complaint exists when we have our hands on it? good evening everybody. i'm rod carter. >> i'm stacie schaible. thank you for joining us tonight. 8 on your side has obtained new e-mails that show the relationship between the ptc and the cab companies that they regulate is even cozier than we first reported. 8 on your side's jeff patterson joins us now live. he is in downtown tampa.
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are talking about here. >> reporter: yeah, good evening stacie. this is a story i have been reporting on for some time now, but there is breaking information about this tonight. because, ptc board chairman victor crist is calling for an emergency meeting with the ptc because of these e-mails i uncovered. we have been telling you about this for a week, now i have uncovered new e-mails an more evidence relationship between the head of the ptc and the cab companies he is regulating. it shows direct ties an sharing of inside information. the e-mails show ptc executive director kyle cockream is in constant contact with lou manardi. in october ever of last year,


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