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an 8 on your side alert, an identity theft ring busted. up next, how the group operated, the active search for one of the members and why police believe there could be more victims. >> donald trump and hillary clinton come together for a charity event, however their remarks at each other were at times less than charitable. some of the best lines of the night. >> a live look out our window, beautiful downtown tampa this morning. cool change in the temperatures for this weekend. meteorologist leigh spann has your friday forecast coming up in just a second here. good morning and thank you for joining us here on news channel 8 today. it's friday,
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gayle has the morning off. gene has a great tease for the weather. tell us about it. >> max defend er er 8 doing a good skwob of scanning the -- job of scanning the skies for you and not finding my rain yet. 63 lakeland, 66 wimauma and 65 in venice. it's going to take it pretty much all day for the cold front to get in here. you might be seeing some fog in the there's the front now east and west of georgia. it's going to usher in some of the coldest air that we have felt in months. it doesn't get here in the afternoon so temperatures are a degree above average at 84. look what happens tonight, the average is 67 and we drop to 60. so at 5:08 i'll go more specifically hour by hour through your friday. let's check on traffic and how it's moving this morning. >> it's moving. we have that problem in downtown, a little
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away. they are starting to clear. we are not seeing anybody outside walking around, which is nice except for the tow truck driver there. they are about to clear this. this is southbound 275 at the ramp to eastbound i-4. again, another person out there. use some caution. let's go ahead and take a look at the skyway bridge. you're looking somebodying northbound here. you can see to the right a shaky camera there. none the less, the right lane taken away due to over night cotr it should be wrapped up within an hour. that's a look at weather and traffic. now back to gene and candace. >> leslee, thank you. an side sigh a side a-- an 8 on your side alert this morning, an identity theft warning. the search is on for a woman accused of being of a credit card scene. three women stole credit card numbers and racked up thousands of dollars in purchases. 8 on your side ryan hughes joins us live from st. petersburg pd.
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to you once again. investigators here at the police department tell us there's at least 18 victims at this point but there could be a whole lot more. police tell us denise dallas headed up this scheme with the help of her daughter jessica. denise stole credit card information from their employer and used it to pay for cable tv and other things at her home in pinellas county. they are accused of stealing at least 18 different credit cards. shantel jones is also part of women are behind bars right now. we spoke to one women. listen. >> i would say don't do this again to anybody because your life will be in jeopardy with the jailhouse. >> reporter: investigators tell us the women even used a stolen card to buy food for jessica dallas's boyfriend who is an inmate at the pinellas jail
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they think she knows the cops are after her. if you have information on her whereabouts call police. >> hopefully people do that and check their credit card statements. ryan hughes reporting live in st. petersburg. thank you. on the campaign trail , donald trump and hillary clinton came face-to-face again last night and it was awkward. the annual memorial dinner is where the presidential candidates show a lighter side but they once again traded shots. >> this is the first time ever, ever that hillary down and speaking to major corporate leaders and not getting paid for it. >> donald really is as healthy as a horse. you know, the one putin rides around on. >> wow. well, the candidates did shake hands the at the event, something they didn't do the night before at the final debate. hillary clinton will campaign in ohio today while bill clinton will campaign for her here in florida. he's
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this afternoon and then travel to jackson for the start of a bus tour of the state. >> donald trump will be in north carolina and pennsylvania today and he will return to tampa on monday. trump will hold a rally at the mid florida credit union amphitheater at the florida state fairgrounds. doors will open at 4:00 p.m. time now 5:05. this morning a new e-mail controversy but this time it involves the white house. the new york times reports russian hackers are of president obama's own e-mails are part of what was accessed. this news comes as the u.s. takes defensive measures to stop russia and wikileaks from interfering with the election. they are confident that russia used wikileaks to distribute hacked e-mails. >> the e-mails released on dc
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motivations of russian directed efforts. >> earlier this week the u.s. pressured ecuador to shut off access for assange. one of donald trump's most controversial comments during the final debate this week is starting a big movement. remember when he called hillary clinton a nasty woman. now tweet with the hashtag nasty woman and nasty woman challenge have taken over many social media pages. ny of themselves with a phrase highlighting something spozing -- positive. a tampa family turned to 8 on your side after their middle schooler got if trouble for refusing to stand up and pledge allegiance to the flag. as our paul mueller explains he has the right to do that. >> here it is in black and white that says that students have the right not to say the pledge of allegiance as long as
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saying the pledge. >> i don't believe in standing up for it since there's more than one religion. >> he may be only 12 years old but mark dawson, a 6th grader at liberty middle school, sure knows what he believes in. >> why is this so important to you? >> because i believe in -- i believe in more than one religion and one -- wait. more than one nation. >> he said that a teacher yelled at him here at school and saying the pledge and he was told to leave the class room. >> it turns out it was the teacher who was in the wrong. a school spokesperson told me that teacher was unfamiliar with the school policy but now they are aware of it thanks the a talk with the principal. >> so when you -- when he does this, do you consider him courageous? >> yes, i do. >> his aunt said he did the right thing by standing up for what he believes in.
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matter what? >> yes, i will stand behind him if he's right and if he's wrong i will tell him he's wrong. >> he continues not to take part even though other kids he claims give him a hard time. >> why not just do what everyone else is doing? >> because i want to follow my own path. >> what's that one path? >> believing in what i want. >> now, the family claims this has happened not once but three types. the school district said it's happened just once and now the issue they say hasn to bed. in tampa, paul mueller, news channel 8. time now 5:08. leigh has weather and traffic on the 8s. >> that's right. as you step out the door this morning it's relatively comfortable. in fact, most of the day today will stay in the comfortable range of temperatures. so let me show you the hour by hour forecast. we go from about 69 degrees at 8:00 a.m., up to 78 at 11:00, 83 at 2:00 and then the afternoon high of 84 happens around 3:00 or 4:00. just a few clouds and i only put in this 10% rain
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the cold front comes in. so notice the wind arrows. notice how they start to get longer coming from the northwest by midday. the wind speeds increase. here comes this cold front at 2:00 or 3:00. you might get a quick shower with it. notice how it takes it almost all day before that front makes it to i-4. that's why it's not going to necessarily cool down until tonight. slim rain chance, still mild today as the winds increase. the autumn air arrives this next week just a very slow warming trend with plenty of sunshine. a nice long stretch of fall weather. now let's check in on traffic on the 8s. >> i just saw the tow truck cake off, folks. there it is. you can see the flash es lights in the distance there. that's where that tow truck was that just removed that vehicle that was involved in this accident here. what we are looking at is southbound 275 so from martin luther king into the junction.
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removed the last remaining vehicle that was disabled there. so now we just got police vehicle out there and that's it. so basically all cleared up besides that police vehicle remaining. all right. this is the skyway bridge . we still have construction here. you can see that you're pushed off to the left. the right lane is blocked. this is somebody heading over the hump. that should be wrapped up within an hour. that's a look at weather and traffic on the 8s. back to candace and gene. >> leslee, thank you. a sad night in family and friends remember loved ones who died from overdoses of drugs or alcohol. the pinellas county slow downs and the narcotics overdose prevention and education group, also known as nope, hosted this event. those attending spoke of their loss and their support of those who continue to struggle with addiction. >> i come out here to support my -- for my son. i come out here for him. i come out here
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to heroin. she's been clean for 2 and a half years. >> good to hear that. this is the 8th year for this event. little did ken bone know when he asked the question at the second presidential debate that he would become a star, a media darling really. >> absolutely. see what the maker of this red sweater has him doing on tv. >> don't freak out if your son our daughter says t be an entrepreneur when they grow up. why tampa is the global headquarters for student
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when asked what do you want to be when you grow up more young people are answering the >> yeah, according to the u.s. bureau of labor and statistics in 2014 an entrepreneurship degree was the highest paying business degree. these people are not dumb. they want that money. we have meredith in the studio. this is a growing trend. they want to be self-employeed. >> yeah, it's not easy because i tried it. i actually have any own business. most colleges and universities in florida now offer entrepreneurship degrees.
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global headquarters of the national college entrepreneurship organization. >> these entrepreneurs hope to tap into the growing market for organic clean eating. they work together on re search and develop, advertising, marketing and production. >> it's 70 hour weeks on juice. >> a lot of the collaboration happening at the john p loathe tampa. >> it's long days. we start here at 8:00 a.m. and start about collaborating about what we need to get done. >> that represent the future of the america workforce as the newly appointed head of the national college entrepreneurship now housed at u.t. >> the old adage of working for a company from cradle to grave and having a nice pence and retiring from that company is
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>> today's entrepreneurship students learn finance and marketing, targeting to self employment. they are writing business plans, learning how to pitch and securing financial backing. >> when you actually sit down and do it yourself and actually learn everything by yourself you see that it's very different. >> young entrepreneurs are committed to controlling their destiny rather than have it in someone else's hands. >> when you work for yourself you are more passionate about what you do and you put even more hours into basically the main reason why i work for myself. >> now, the college entrepreneurs organizations national conference is in tampa later this month. it will feature keynotes from entrepreneurs like jeff venick as well as founders of big businesses including chucke cheese and red box. >> it's good they want to do this and have the freedom to
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that can really have that self-control and dedication because it's very easy if you don't have the boss to tell you what to do. >> you definitely have to be self-motivated and self-driven and know what you're going for and have those goals and these sorts of classes will teach students how doed -- how to do that. >> very interesting, thank you. good news for student s looking to learn a degree usf is launching a new guaranteed admission program. fuse students will receive academic advice from both institutions and invited to usf campus activities and will get help filing financial aid forms. cool. also happening today, usf's
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help create faces for cold cases. the goal is to generate new leads. today construction crews are breaking ground to start building the new downtown publix located in channel side. mayor bob buckhorn will join partners for the ground breaking at 10:00 this morning. this is a version of the final product. it has a rooftop parking attached to a 21 story residential tower. remember ken bone, the undecide internet sensation after the second presidential debate? the maker of the sweater he was wearing flew him to the nation's capitol the film a get out to vote commercial. in the ad here he's seen around landmarks and memorials, greets people. he ends up being chased by fans. talk about somebody who has turned this election into his
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>> let me tell you, it's hard to detract from what is going on in between hillary clinton and donald trump and this guy managed to do it. >> just by being himself, slightly awkward. he admitted that himself. he's just distracted here. >> let's bring leigh in. maybe people needed a dis traction from the debate. >> people needed that distraction for sure. you know, he is just a good mid western with all those new fans and friends on facebook and he's just fine with that. he said he's a max defender 8 showing us mostly clear skies all across the area. slight bit of fog happening in a few spots but most of us will feel comfortable this morning, right around 69 degrees. we heat up to 80 by noon and 84 degrees at 4:00 p.m. so it's still a warm day today as the cold front gets closer to us. then tonight you may want to grab out the stadium blanket going to the friday night football games. the front comes through around kick off. there's that 10% rain chance.
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feeling cooler with a freeze breeze out of the north. right now 63 in lakeland, 73 bradenton, 64 in weeki wachee. a comfortable start. winds get a little stronger, not a lot of rain with it. that cooler air rushes in behind the front. all day tomorrow finally feeling just like a perfect fall day both saturday and sunday. leslee. >> looking at traffic right now it looks as though there was never an accident here. we don't have a remaining police vehicle. 275 transitioning onto eastbound i-4. we had an earlier problem there tieing up the right lane. it has since cleared. the junction looks fantastic now, absolutely no issues with it. the skyway bridge the accident northbound has cleared as well. so the skyway looks perfect now. that's a look at weather and traffic. back to candace and gene. >> leslee, thank you.
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some halloween decorations. >> how kids can be injured and bad credit with lost you on your auto insurance. how much more you can expect to fork out. blah p -- to fork out. robert kearney: i fought for my country in kosovo and iraq, and i've been a republican all my life. but i'm the father of three girls. i can't stand hearing donald trump call women pigs, dogs, and bimbos...and i sure don't want my daughters hearing it. i want my girls to grow up
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fought for. so, i'm voting for hillary clinton. hillary clinton:
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in this morning's consumer watch if you have poor credit you can expect to pay double or triple for auto insurance. if
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if you have poor credit you can expect your premium to double. it's 5:23. now an important 8 on your side on consumer alert dr -- 8 on your side consumer alert. target is recalling gel clings that come with two non-replacement button cell batteries. they can separate remove them from areas with children and you can return them for a full refund. another case of voter fraud. the allegations that the state lied to us ability. -- us about. >> plus donald trump and hillary clinton meet begin. why things got uncomfortable when the two spoke at a charity dinner last night. >> first time now 5:24. a live look this moerng morning of a beautiful fall feeling like weekend.
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elise: we couldn't believe it. that poor girl was raped by two football players and their friends. we were sure they would go to jail.
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scared for my daughter. none of those young men served a day behind bars. ober said losing a baseball scholarship was punishment enough. if mark ober can't protect our families,
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it is 5:28 on this friday. sending the kids off to the bus stop pleasant, the upper 60s, not many clouds. when they come home from school it may be breezy but still warm at 84. the cold front comes through tonight. look what happens to the d is, it just drops. rocking out with emoji man here, it stays pretty nice through most of next week. specifically this weekend 78, a little breezy on saturday. cool in the morning on sunday with a high of 79. leslee, how is traffic on the 8s? >> all the construction on the skyway bridge has cleared. when a good drive on 75 in and out of
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traveling from bearss to i-4 it's only going to take you roughly 9 minutes on you commute. a great drive through
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hillary clinton and donald trump came face to face again last night, this time at a charity dinner. it wasn't all laughs as it was planned to be. why the crowd booed donald trump multiple times. >> and an identity theft warning this morning. who police are looking for. >> a violent trillion -- criminal is off the streets. good morning on this friday morning. i'm candace manager county. gayle has the morning out. >> i'm gene ramirez. halloween is just around the corner and it's going to feel


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