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i'm charlie crist and i approve this message because i'll put you, the people first. always have, and always will. . the fbi rules on hillary clinton's emails, the bureau says no charges should be filed, wel area this morning for the second time in just 3 days, this as hillary clinton sends some heavy hitters our way including a florida legend. >> then a horrific crash kills a father and his 2 young children on i-75. what neighbors are saying about the victims and the latest on the social survivor. good morning and welcome to news channel 8 today. >> it is straight up 5:30 on
eve. you know, it actually is a really comfortable morning, a few spots are cooler, 58 in zephyrhills but most of us are in the 60s, 63 in lakeland, sarasota is at 69 degrees. a few high, thin clouds beginning to stream in but i don't think they'll produce any rainfall. today's highs is going to be above average, average is 80, i expect 84, during the evening temperatures will fallk i'll have an 8-day temperature trend and we do trend a little cooler. a pretty good drive overall a couple little problem spots out there. look at this this is 275, looks absolutely wonderful. let's take a look at venice now southern sarasota county area and we still have this collision venice east boulevard at indian hills boulevard. it's off to the shoulder, a little bit of construction here northbound
bradenton we've got a crash 38th avenue east at 15th street so be on the look out for that. that's a look at weather and traffic. breaking news this morning the death of former u.s. attorney general janet reno she was the first woman to serve in the position. she was at the center of several political storms. >> and one of them includes the 2000 stand off in miami over a 5-year old little boy from queue baby and staying with relatives inmi on the home to return him to his father in cuba and unsuccessfully ran for florida governor in 2002 narrowly losing. she was 78 years old. on the campaign trail this morning big news from the fbi the bureau's director james comey says that agents have reviewed the emails connected to hillary clinton and the investigation and that clinton will not face any charges.
morning. so what's the latest? >> well, once again the fbi is clearing hillary clinton of any criminal charges for her mishandling of classified information through a private email server. fbi director comey sent this letter to congress sunday. it says: emails to and from clinton whily of state found on winer's laptop 10 days ago were duplicates or not comey says based on that review no charges against clinton are appropriate. clinton has not addressed the news but vp candidate tim kaine has. >> obviously altered dynamic for a few days but we did have the confidence when we were surprised with it 2 fridays ago that it would be back in this place because they spent so much time looking at it and reached a conclusionment so we're glad to
trump says clinton is being protected by a rigged system. he believes that the fbi is incapable -- isn't capable of reviewing 650,000 emails in 8 days. >> hillary clinton is guilty, she knows it, the fbi knows it, the people, the people know it. and now it's up to the american people to deliver justice at the ballot. >> now, all of this news comes and the wall street journal finds clinton holding onto a 4 point lead against trump among likely voters. . >> every day like we keep saying it just gets more interesting. time now 5:34 and the all out blitz for the state of florida continues ahead of election day as donald trump makes his final push to win over
mary trump visited 5 states yesterday yes, and today marks another marathon day of campaigning for donald trump. he made 5 campaign appearances yesterday and he will make another 5 today with a forced appearance -- first appearance being right here in sarasota at 11 a.m. doors open at 8 a.m. as you can see crowds already gathering to get inside. now, the nominee ended his marathon day o virginia we took the stage well past midnight. he was calling it quote a midnight special speech and joked that the traveling press covering his events were exhausted taking jabs at his opponents along the way. >> this is a marathon today. we're not playing games, right? hillary right now is fast asleep. she's sleeping so beautifully. she's sleeping
rally he described a woman near the front of the stage as quote obnoxious after she shouted at him about respecting women. he'll continue to make his case to voters today with morallies in multiple battleground states. back here live in sarasota we've been out here for about an hour and the crowd in line here to get inside the arena has about doubled. doors open at 8 a.m. and >> the crowds are certainly growing this morning. all right. big day ahead. . trump's rival hillary clinton is not campaigning in florida today instead she'll focus on pennsylvania, michigan and anyways. she is set to attend get out the vote rallies in all 3 states today. clinton will have help campaigning here however because vice president joe biden and his wife will be
legend jimmy buffett for a special get out to vote concert. doors open at 3 p.m. and the concert is scheduled to start at 7:00. president obama spent the weekend in battleground florida. it is a big state for all the candidates. he attended a rally and told supporters that the outcome of this election comes down to us. . >> and we win this election if we win florida. we win florida it's over. . >> by the way, the president will campaign for hillary clinton in pennsylvania, michigan and new hampshire later on today. well, don't forget news channel # is your headquarters for political coverage on election day. we will be with you all day as you cost your vote, as the votes come in and as projections are made.
app for the very latest information. all right. we're seconds away from 5:38 on this monday morning. and sure is refreshing out there. >> it's not too cool, too hot. we still have that lower humidity but it doesn't have the chill in the air either. let me take you hour by hour through the day. at 7 a.m. in the upper 60s but quickly warm up because the sun is going to rise before 7 a.m. we get to 75 at 10, by noon it's around afternoon high of 84 happens around 3 p.m. but notice the sun is going to set around 5:00 back down to 78 degrees at 6 p.m., and rises again on election day so at the polls early before work 64 degrees right when they open. mid-day 78 degrees, and plenty of sunshine if you have to wait in a line outside. polls close on election 2016 around 74 degrees. 84 today for a high but notice a trend gets
and a few days below average into the weekend. maybe all that good weather on election day that's a good thing so maybe it will calm down any sort of conflicts out there. let's take a look at traffic. we've got a pretty good drive. we still have this accident brewing out here in the venice area. venice east boulevard at indian hills boulevard. everything is off to the side of the roadway. very dark out there. trying to wrap up this construction tying up one and this is right at i-75. so keep that in mind but you can still get by and also here a collision 38th avenue east at 15th street. skyway bridge looks great. that's a look at weather and traffic. well, early voting is over and now election officials in the bay area are getting ready for election day 2016. news channel 8 is live at the hillsborough county
they have been gearing up for months now. >> reporter: exactly they have been getting ready for quite a while. there are hundreds of voting machines here in hillsborough county that need to be double checked in some cases triple checked to make sure they're in proper working order and that's what officials did inside the elections office all weekend long. now, the county uses electronic machines that tally the votes once the paper ballots are inserted. workers are able to go back and count by hand if there the supervisor of elections tells news channel 8 only registered voters, polling officials and poll watchers are allowed inside voting sites. the public can't monitor the system even though that's what republican nominee donald trump has suggested publically. he's optimistic election day will go off without a hitch. listen. >> we have our game plan, we've been planning for months and months and months. we've tested the equipment, tested the equipment, and now we're just
>> reporter: here's a break down of early voting and mail in voting in hillsborough county to date, all 16 early votes sites closed yesterday at 7 p.m. 242,000 people voted early in the county, more than 176,000 mailed in their ballots. now, the supervisor tells us the county has added 100,000 voters to its rolls since the 2012 election. their turnout be higher this year, 4 years later. back to you. >> all right and we are a very important state. thanks. new this morning an electrical issue may be to blame for a house fire. crews battled the fire in the 1,400 block of car nation drive around midnight. this started in the year of the home and spread to the attic quickly. no one was hurt. fire crews in hillsborough county battled an overnight
crews evacuate several apartments in that area, no word yet on what started this blaze, the good news here no one was hurt. well, an election message of kindness and compassion no matter who you're voting for. >> that story is still ahead. plus the company giving people a paid holiday on election day. it's happening. >> yep. >> and a vehicle carrying a family with children flies off a bay area interstate. coming up, the latest on the investigation and the social survivor. . >> then the unfolding case of a serial kill other south carolina. this has made headlines recently, how investigators are linking an accused kidnaper to at least 5
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a bay area mother is hospitalized after a horrible crash on i-75 in hillsborough county. it killed her 2 children and their father. a 31-year old, his 9-year old little girl and 5-year old son died in this crash on i-75 early sunday morning. tiffany young survived the accident. troopers believe the father lost control of his vehicle and flipped over a barrier. debris scattered everywhere. meanwhile fri . >> he was a family man, he would go to work, come home here. the only time you'll see him is catch him in the yard is if he's out doing something in the yard. >> this morning investigators are still trying to determine what caused this horrific crash. they believe greene may have been understood the influence but they are still waiting on the toxicology report. well, the manatee county sheriffs office is investigating the deadly shooting of an 18-year old bradenton girl.
4th street east just after 4 p.m. sunday. she was taken to manatee memorial hospital where she later died. investigators tell us they do not believe this was a random incident. so anyone with information about the case is asked to call the manatee county sheriffs office. right now the search is on for robbers who hit 2 internet cafes. they were wearing burst into cafes. they robbed patrons at one point one robber andrews armed employee exchanged gunfire but no one was hurt. across america this morning new horrifying details from south carolina where a missing woman was found alive chained like a dog. investigators now believe the man accused of kidnaping her is a serial killer.
may have killed even more people. 4 of those murders happened 13 years ago at a motorcycle shop in south carolina. . well, the nearly 58,000 service men and women who died during the vietnam war were honored this weekend. this replica of the famed vietnam wall was dedicated during a ceremony this weekend. there are only 7 replicas of the structure in the world. it is exactly half the size of the one as wall took roughly 9 months to build. employees of starbucks are being asked to embrace, respect during this election. the starbucks ceo has endorsed hillary clinton for president but in a letter to employees does not suggest that they vote for a particular candidate, instead he is asking them to quote share kindness, compassion, and love. thousands of employees will
not bad. general motors, ford, casper and thrillist are among the companies giving their employees a paid holiday. ford sent a letter saying every vote counts. there are is no federal law requiring workers get time off to vote. time now 5:48. weather and traffic on the 69 degrees at st. pete beach area but it's going to be brighter a lot earlier as you get on your commute this morning. the sun is going to rise at 6:46 and then gets dark super early at 5:41. not going to be that cool, very comfortable 67 at 8 a.m. you'll notice a breeze through the day as we climb up to 80 at noon and
at -- since it's monday i'm going to give that you long rage forecast. high pressure to our north. east breeze and a few clouds keeping the rain chance out of the forecast today and tomorrow. next change will be mid-week when a weak cold front gets close to us so i add in a 10% rain chance wednesday and thursday. it doesn't cool us down significantly. takes us back down to average 80 degrees and that will take us through election day tomorrow and veterans day on friday.>> vehicles on the road but still great speeds. what we're seeing right now is 275 southbound still looks very good. let's talk about a little bit of construction out there tying up some of the lanes but you can still get by northbound i-75 right at university parkway. i'm not seeing any delays. it was never slowing you down but nonetheless a lot of activity going on out there. 30th avenue east at 15th street a crash
bay area bridges look great. well, as you know it's been a long and divisive campaign but through it all one of our favorite shows has given us
something to continue to laugh about. >> coming up a look at some of the fun the show had and how the show brought the 2 candidates together to stop the mud slinging. you're watching news
. the race of course creating lots of material for nbc's hit show saturday night live. every week ends we want to see what they've come up with. >> it seems endless. this weekend the show's opening sketch compared some of the allegations against trump with those against clinton specifically her emails. take a listen. . >> i mean, am i crazy it sort of seem like the fbi is trying to get donald trump elected president? >> no, no, that is crazy, the fbi is not trying to help me. they adopt like me. i mean, what even is it fbi. >> i'm going to go grab some coffee do you want some? >> no, i'm good, thanks, sweetie. . >> you saw that, right, he kissed an fbi guy, yeah.
of a story let's get back to your emails. . >> before that they broke out of their characters to stop the mud slinging and encourage everyone to vote. >> you know what i think can help us, let's get out of here. >> what? where will we go? >> you'll see. . >> now, it's time to get out there and vote. none of this will have mattered if you don't vote. >> and we can't tell you who to vote for but on tuesday we all get a chance to choose what kind of country we want to live in. >> can you imagine how excite it must have been for the folks outside to see them rushing out there.
giving, come on. >> well, the fight against fat, is frustrating to say the least especially when it brings in more candy. >> i keep doing that. the latest social media craze tn blasting away their fat. i'll take a look at the trend to see what it does and whether it works. >> i've got some that i need blasted away. it's 5:55, a live look at downtown tampa. weather and traffic on the 8s just 3 minutes away on your monday
buesing attacks dana young. for things she never did. so we ask... mr. buesing, will you do anything to win? anything? to beat this woman. okay, you know i was your governor. but there' s some things you may not know. my hair used to be way better. i played quarterback. my dad was a doctor here for 55 years. and yes, i'm a fan of fans! and in congress i'll get things done for pinellas county. i'll protect social security and medicare, defend women's healthcare and planned parenthood, and take care of our veterans. i'm charlie crist and i approve this message. because i'll put the people first.
great, the skyway only going to take you 6 minutes, about 10 between each of the total plaza, moving over to
the howard frankland bridge about a 7-minute commute. donald trump: i could stand in the middle of 5th avenue and shoot somebody and i wouldn't lose any voters, okay? and you can tell them to go f--- themselves! you know, you could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever... you gotta see this guy. ahh, i don't know what i said, ahh.
. it's the last day of campaign 2016, donald trump is back in the bay area. we are live this morning in sarasota as trump fights for florida votes. . review of those newly discovered emails and says she will not face charges. hear how trump fired back in response. . >> and final preparations for election day are underway, 8 on your side making sure officials are taking steps to safeguard your ballot. good morning p.m. and welcome to news channel 8 today.. >> it is straight up 6:00.