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>> right now on newschannel8 at 7:00. >> good evening. tonight, a deal to fix that giant sink hole in polk county. the state is now requiring
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mosaic must also make sure to keep toxic runoff out of the water supply. as melissa marino explains, residents are still a little leery. >> reporter: though recent well test results were normal, natasha mccormick can't shake the unsettling feeling that one day it won't be. >> we don't know a year from now, or six months. >> reporter: now the state is stepping in under a deal with the florida department of environmental protection, mosaic will be required to fill in the recover all of the pollution that drained into the aquifer. residents like mccormick are relieved. >> it makes us feel a little bit better. i'm glad they are actually getting involved now. >> reporter: but she is still leery about the lack of information from mosaic officials and the dep. >> it concerned me they didn't notify us and they are supposed to be protecting us.
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melissa marino, newschannel8. >> a serious substantiateoff with a man barricaded in a new port richey motel ended safely with his arrest. deputies closed off parts of u.s. 19. michael putnam told deputies he wanted a shoot-out with law enforcement and locked himself in a room. tonight, a your vote counts controversy. some voters in pinellas county are concerned about voter fraud because some of linda never got her first ballot in the mail so she called to get a replacement. now she is concerned someone could use her missing ballot to vote. they say they verify each signature on the ballot. >> the biggest procedure is the signature portion. every voter will sign their ballot return envelope. when it is returned to our office, we will verify that the signature on the return envelope matches that on the voter's file.
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and when the ballot is returned it lets them know that person has voted. tonight, saint petersburg's northeast little league continues its struggle to pay bills. earlier this season, the company that handles registration and fees doesn't pay the league $35,000 paid by parents. the league president was hopeful they would see the money eventually. now, there's just three weeks left of the season and he is still getting the run out of town. we have heard a lot of excuses on why they cannot give us the money. >> the league president has a big safety concern. the dark. as the days get shorter they have to pay more to keep the lights on and that costs $1,000 a monthment now, the league is trying to pay bill withs the money from a go fund me account. busch gardens shut down one of its more popular rides in response to a deadly accident of a similar ride in an
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officials closed the congo river rapids ride in an abundance of caution. four people were killed in australia when a conveyer belt malfunctioned. tampa police are on the hunt for this church burglar with unbridled determination. surveillance caught him hopping in and trying to ride off into the sunrise with a flat screen straddling his bicycle handlebars. he got away with 8 on your side has been asking the question for months. have cabbies gotten special treatment from the director of the transportation commission? he has been avoiding our questions for months we bottom answers. >> reporter: talk about an interesting meeting. heeded, controversial. in the end, kyle cockream says he wants his voice heard and he doesn't like what happened here today.
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rolling seconds after the epic showdown. 8 on your side, the first station to get answers. >> i think it was a witch hunt. and, when somebody tells you don't worry, it's not a witch hut, it's a witch hunt. >> reporter: he fought for his job, got grilled in the hot seat and survived a nasty coup by his own colleagues. but kyle cockream was not off the hook just yet. >> trying to see if mr. cockream has time to come out and speak th months and uncovered e-mails showing he was siding with cabbies. >> some of those e-mails really include what looks like a very chummy relationship. kind of close. almost encouraging the cab byes to fight any sort of ride sharing premise here. >> i completely disagree with you. i disagree with that whatsoever. i would say there are e-mails that are copied to me. and this is what is absolutely astonishing. there are e-mails copied to me.
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conversation. >> reporter: even his fellow commissioners called him out. >> the e-mails are kyle's own words in writing. and they are clear. the conflicts are clear. the breach of ethics are clear. >> are you guilty of favoritism? >> i yes i am. for people who are legal. >> reporter: does this county leader who is supposed to be regulating ride sharing instead get kickbacks from >> are you still willing to open your bank account? >> absolutely. i have been offered money to walk away from this and i am still here today. >> reporter: what is next in the saga? an outside party will come in and investigate. meanwhile, the ptc director tells us he is not on anyone's side but his own. as the internal investigation takes place, kyle cockream will stay as the director of the ptc telling us he will enforce the law when it comes to ride sharing.
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michael, newschannel8. >> state officials are trying to help out orange grower who's have been heart by citrus screening. over the past few years, this disease has ravaged orange groves throughout the state. so the state department of agriculture is offering farmers up to $250,000 in incentives to help plant new trees but some say it is not enough. >> it offset some of the cost, but it is a far cry from what we have spent on it. most of the growers have spent two to re trees. >> instead, some growers feel the state should focus its efforts on stopping the spread of the disease across florida. and he said he was working on his own kind of way of stoping the greening an having some success. it would be interesting to hear more about that. >> it is such a huge industry in the state. and it has been a major driver outside of tourism for the michigan so you hate to see it struggle as much as it does and
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alternatives, growing bamboo to make extra living. >> listen to the growers i guess. >> good news. the weather is still saw? >> it is still awesome. we are still sitting in the seat. you can see 75 degrees lakeland auto mall. others ashed the bay area today, largely, because we have seen a pretty good stream of high clouds, some mid level clouds as well coming from the east 48 degrees and chilly. baseball weather in the north. tampa rainfall as we look at rain since october 1. an inch- and-a-half of rain. this isn't a high amount. but it is the drier season. we don't expect a lot. still, a little bit below our average. speaking of averages, our average high is 82 degrees. we observed 80 today. our average low is 66 and we are forecasting that tomorrow. so, we are pretty close to where the averages say we should be this time of the
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moment. still comfortable. dew points are lower. fantastic evening so enjoy this. we will see if the trend carries on in the forecast coming up. still ahead ... >> meet the province town four. the new cross bay ferry. hope you like your looks because you paid for it. >> today on better call behnken, i'm trying to help a widow who brought her rv here to consign it. the business sold it but three months later she still doesn't have her money.
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three other local governments to join the effort. tampa, hillsborough, and pinellas counties are all pitching in $350,000 apiece as seed money. altogether, it is costing taxpayers $1.5 million for this six month transportation experiment. >> and what they are getting is a new and unique way to move around tampa bay. >> reporter: they are creating docking $50,000 to kick start the deal with a ferry owner. >> it holds 149 passengers. how long will it take for you to consider it worth it? >> don't know the answer yet. >> reporter: but as a taxpayerings francis reilly expects a better answer. >> we do need to have some benchmarks and we need some accountability in place. >> reporter: it may be six months before local governments decide whether the cross bay ferry is a taxpayer success, or just a boondoggle. so far, no one is willing to
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measure that. in saint petersburg, i'm mark douglas, 8 on your side. it is an uber accomplishment. a cross country beer run. we will explain this when one 8
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i've seen what can happen as the result of hate. my son matt was murdered in laramie, wyoming, in 1998. he was befriended by two men in a bar who pretended to be gay. they offered him a ride home, and when he was in their car, they robbed him and beat him. they drove matt out to the prairie and tied him to a split-rail fence, then beat him some more and left him for dead. aftermath of matt's death, my family saw the best of america in the love and support we were shown. so when i see the hate that donald trump has brought to his campaign for president, it terrifies me. i'd like to punch him in the face, i'll tell ya. ahh, i don't know what i said, uhh, i don't remember. he's a mexican. i could stand in the middle of fifth avenue and shoot somebody, and i wouldn't... words have an influence. violence causes pain. hate can rip us apart.
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>> a downer on wall street today. underarmour stock crashed after they warned they would come back to earth. they ended the day at 33, off more than 13% making it the worst day for the stock since at least 2009. the past 26 straight quarters after paying out billions in recalls from the scandal, gm is on the r rise. you may recall 124 people died as a result of the ignition switch flaw making it one of the deadliest recalls in history. a federal judge approved volkswagen's $15 billion plan
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year after volkswagen admitted it rigged software in 11 million vehicles worldwide to dodge emissions standards. this may be some people's idea of combining the best of two worlds. a trailer loaded with beer has completed the first commercial shipment by a self-driving vehicle. uber's self-driving truck start- up auto hauled a trailer with 2,000 cases of budweiser beer roughly 120 miles across colorado. driver, was in the rig monitoring it all. honda says it has mailed letters, placed facebook ads, telephone calls, and visited drivers to get the owners to get their air bags repaired. so far, only 13,000 have been fixed so far. google is expanding its express delivery service to
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florida. google express allows people to buy online or through an app and have items delivered from select local stores the same day, overnight, or within two days. there is a fee depends on where you live and the time you order. today's expansion now reaches more than 90% of the u.s. population. you know, and love him as a basketball hall of famer with a winning smile. well, now, shaq o'neal wants to serve up krispy kreme donuts. they announced shaq is the spokesperson. he is a lifelong krispy kreme fan and has a vested interest. he is part owner of the down ton orlando store. if you have been cheated. when you need help, she's on your side, better call behnken. she is a recent widow of a vietnam vet. now her husband's wish to leave her debt free is in jeopardy. in the final stages of his illness, the couple took their
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she has not seen a dime. she knew she better call behnken. >> that rv, that motor home. >> reporter: this is the last thing lenora lundy need to worry about. she is grieving the loss of her husband david who passed away in september after complications from agent orange exposure in vietnam. >> my rv was basically stolen. >> reporter: when david knew he was close to the end of his life, the couple decided to sell their 2001 fleetwood pace arrow rv >> and he wanted to make sure his wife was taken care of and did not want to leave this rv as a burden on me. >> reporter: that was in june. in july, the couple received this paper work showing the rv sold. the $19,000 loan was to be paid off. but then, lundy's lender, usaa, continued to debit her account. three monthly payments. david died in september, but lundy received only empty
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times have called them. once, two, three times a week. i get the same old story. >> reporter: frustrated, she called the pinellas county sheriff's office and found investigators were already looking into two similar complaints. so, she called me. and it was time for a visit. and to find owner jeremy raney. his employee offered to call him for me. >> he needs to deal with us because this is a big cu rv and taken off with the machine. >> reporter: within minutes we had him on the phone. >> thank you very much. hi! >> reporter: his story is that his business faced embezzlement troubles. he sent me a copy of this check. the picture of the check gives her hope that this time, it really is. >> if they are not going to pay it off, give it back to me.
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me they have already paid loans off for the other two customers who complained and that lundy will soon also be debt free. shannon behnken, 8 on your side. now, max defender 8. the world east most powerful radar and your storm team 8 forecast with chief meteorologist steve jerve. >> still working with a dry atmospherement not defecting much in the way of shower activity around the bay area. it should be a quiet night in definitely getting shorter here. naturally. we have the time change coming up in november. northeast winds at 3 miles an hour at veteran's ford. great view there in tampa. sunny and warmer. 7:00 a.m., 66 degrees. 72 this evening. temperatures as we talked about already in the 70s . 77 degrees tampa international. a east to northeasterly wind. little higher dew point because the breeze has more moisture coming off the bay into
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saw a lot of high clouds. mid level clouds as well moving in from the east. generally, the high clouds gave the sky an opaque appearance. we had forecast 83. but had anticipated a little more sunshine to give us slightly warmer temperatures. but not the case. as for the evening maybe a few clouds breezing along the lower level clouds but of course, the higher clouds we talked about. still in the forecast picture. this evening again, we have this cold front back to our west that is sort of falling apart. some of have suggested potentially a few sprinkles along the boundary. less than 10%. that easterly flow is in place. as we get to thursday, parking lotly cloudy skies. more of the northeasterly flow that will continue in the forecast. that is slowly helping to lift the humidity a little bit more each day. not really unpleasant. but, if it does happen to be pure sunshine, you are out in the afternoon, it might feel a little bit warmer but the evenings, afternoons are
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as we get into thursday, similar kind of weather. overnight loaf temperatures get a bit warmer each day as well. that is because of the slightly higher humidity. the weekend, can we call it the holiday? it sort of falls into one. the inflatable witches and all that stuff. >> what are you, the grinch that stole halloween? of course it is a holiday. >> is it really a national holiday? >> trick or treat. >> kids love it. but is we don't get off work for it or anything like that. >> but we should. [ laughter ] >> i know. >> let's start a campaign. >> let's do it. >> hash tag, halloween off. >> long weekend? >> you understand what the hash tag is right? >> what's a hash tag? >> i willings plain to it you. we will be right back in a second. >> plus, here is what you will see tomorrow at 6:00 a.m. >> if you have a son path, you
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i'm meredyth censullo and i will tell you about the major milestone. >> plus, weather and traffic on the 8s on newschannel8 today. amendment 1 protects consumers from scams, promotes safe solar, and is endorsed by florida's firefighters.
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when powerful people need someone to do their dirty work, they hire bob buesing. how far will he go? buesing fought to foreclose niors with homelessness. then, buesing defended wells fargo against charges of helping a ponzi-schemer swindle millions. buesing's firm was even accused of overbilling local schools , running fees up to seventy thousand dollars. now, buesing's running for senate. how far will bob buesing go?
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>> maybe you had a bad day at the office or your boss said you are working halloween. either what this guy in switzerland went through. his car took off the highway on its own. he eventually caught up to it. but not before it banged up a guardrail. and then, a traffic sign. and to make things worse ... the police are now after him for the damage that his car caused. >> how did this happen? >> i know. i wish i had the back story. i don't know. i just report what i see which is a car careening out of control and no one getting hurt
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cars? kardashian comes out of hiding, now on access. >> ?"extra". "extra" ? . kim kardashian facing the cameras after going deep in exclusion where she just reemerged as she continues lynd the scenes with jimmy kimmel and president obama. >> barack obama is the "sharknado" of president. >> biggest jabs at himself, unleashing on the donald. how jimmy got obama to go there like never before. >> i tried to get a ride on "air force one." >> the mysterious disappearance of rihanna's back-up dancer. >> if you're in my life i love you. >> rihanna's emotional plea, writes the dancer that performed
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missy elliot. leonardo dicaprio's film about climate change. the oscar nominee who rescued leo when his oxygen tank ran out. >> "dancing with the stars." >> the star and the pro reportedly hooking up. >> but ryan lochte on his new acting role opposite shash stone. >> i was like what? i was like, are you serious? >> plus buckle up for gaga. >> get out o >> now on "extra" universal tv's hollywood. ?"extra" "extra" ? >> hey, everyone, welcome to "extra." i'm mario lopez. tracy is off today. coming up amy schumer taking ps. the comic with backlash for spoofing beyonce. digging for spoilers from chicago fire. first, kim kardashian ends her self-imposed exile finally
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tonight. >> kim kardashian out of hiding, dressed down, de-glammed, out in beverly hills. kim spotted on low key night out getting ice cream with her best friend jonathan cheban and her bodyguard. brand-new pics and videos, this rare sighting 23 days after kim was bound, gagged, and robbed at gunpoint inside this paris apartment. this appearance confirming the rumors she h sheer dresses because of her terrifying ordeal. wearing a white hoodie and white slippers. >> it's been an incredibly traumatic experience for kim. she's definitely taking some well needed and much deserved time off. >> her family detailing how she's feeling with the fallout. the reality queen still in a social media blackout even canceling her big bucks vegas birthday bash celebrating instead with her loved ones. heart broken, begging for

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