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and zero first month's payment... ...on select volkswagen models. right now at the volkswagen sign then drive event. . breaking news this morning, a house fire in hillsborough county with some suspicious graffiti found neighbors react. . >> and president elect donald trump in his first sit-down interview since winning the election what he said that could signal a change on some key issues like health care and immigration. >> and bucs superstar receiver mike evans refusing to stand during the national anthem. the message he was trying to send about the election and the backlash on social media this
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>> thanks for waking up with us on this monday morning. leigh spann got a check on our weather. >> you're going to notice it is warmer when you walk outside. it was chilly saturday and sunday mornings. 63 in brooksville, 64 plant city, 63 bartow, sarasota 68, this is significantly warmer, lakeland, plant city tampa 7 degrees warmer than you were yesterday. in our merit cast notice the extra clouds around and 8 a.m. he will are we'll be at of blue sky. 75 at noon, during the afternoon around 4 p.m. 76 degrees and there is a small rain chance. so at 5:38 i'll have an 8-day temperature trend letting you know when it gets cooler. pretty decent drive right now. we do have an issue out in sarasota but overall a nice drive. we have a little bit of fog i-4. let's go ahead take a live look, it popped over.
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as bad as i-4. these are patchy areas. overall it's a good drive on the interstates. sarasota we've still got the roundabout blocked at south gate circle. we're following breaking news this morning, a fire breaks out at a home, then nearby some suspicious graffiti found. it referred to president elect donald trump, news channel 8 ryan hughes joins us live in hillsborough count what happened and is the graffiti linked to the fire? . >> reporter: good morning. the home over my right shouldera swear word and then the word trump you can likely imagine what it says and right here it says burn everything with an arrow pointing to that mobile home here in the area, and that's the home that was set on fire. here's video of the home it shows the message denouncing donald trump along
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arrow pointing to the home next door. crews got the call around 1:20 this morning. they managed to put it out quickly. neighbors here are quite worried wondering if this was simply an isolated incident or perhaps just the beginning. listen here. . >> i was truly broken, heartbroken , i feel like this is not going to be a good 4 years, you know, if we're going to have know, just nonsense. . >> and now over hi left shoulder you can also see the letters blm, most likely signifying the group black lives matter but we haven't confirmed that. a fire marshal was here on scene for a couple of hours. he said the investigation continues. . >> that's nod got. all right. thank you so much, ryan. anw is donald trump backing away from his most popular campaign promises?
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parts of obama care after previously promising to get rid of it all. we're joined from the news center. good morning. this is one of the campaign proe appears to be reconsidering now. >> that's right. donald trump appears to be softening his stance on obama care saying he'll look at keeping certain aspects of the health care plan. in an interview with cbs 60 minutes the president elect says he's open to keeping key provisions including allowing children to insurance until they're 26 and requiring insurers to cover preexisting conditions. mr. trump says the repeal and replacement of obama care will not leave anyone without coverage. . >> we'll repeal it and replace it, and we're not going to have like a 2-day period and we're not going to have a 2-year period where there's nothing. it will be repealed and replaced and we'll know and it will be great health care for much less
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priority is to deport 2 to 3 million undocumented immigrants with a criminal record or those that are known gang members or drug dealers, he says portions of the border wall may end up being a fence. trump said he was fine with the supreme court's marriage equality ruling but would appoint justices who are pro-life. mr. trump said portion of abortion will remain at the state level. president elect donald trump has made 2 mainly white house staff picks. >> the head of the republican national committee will be donald trump's right-hand man rnc chairman priebus and former campaign ceo steve bannon. trump's campaign statement referred to the 2 menace equal partners. >> we are very grateful in trump
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and i think you'll see them continue to work together. . >> priebus is among the longest serving chairman of the republican party and bannon help orchestrate trump's rise to victory. >> 6 days after he won his bid to the white house people continue to take to the streets in protest. tens of thousands turned out to protest in cities across the country they include new york city, los angeles washington d.c. and turned into riots, hundreds have been arrested, 71 in portland alone. demonstrators gathered in our own sunshine state right here in the bay area. these protesters took a peaceful approach in sarasota this weekend. they were chanting quote love trump's hate. dozens held signs and talked about why they don't like president elect donald trump. well, this morning the bucs are celebrating a big win against the bears, but that's not what has people talking here
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wide receiver mike evans is coming under some pretty heavy criticism on social media for protesting the election of donald trump by not standing for the national anthem before the game. we're joined now live from the stadium, so did the team have anything to say about this? >> well, the bucs did issue us a statement about that protest late last night but evans had a lot to say to our cameras after the game here. evans explained his controversial stand the game saying it was different than that of san francisco 49ers quarterback not standing to protest what he called oppression of african americans, and police brutality. >> he did that, i'm doing it for a different reason for how , you know, a reality star can, you know, be the president. that's not a good look for america, i don't think. i'm not going to stand for that. when they come out and says
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again but i won't stand any more. >> the bucs released an official statement which read in part we're deeply committed to the military and honoring the great men and women of that dedicated their lives and made great sacrifices to ensure all of the tremendous freedoms we have in this country. we encourage all members of our organization to respectfully honor our flag during the playing of the anthem. we recognize every individual's constitutional right to freedom of speech. now, these sort of protests sitting and kneeling during the anthem they have been very divisive in our country since they began. mike evans is definitely receiving a lot of backlash on social media and we'll have more on that coming up in the next half hour. >> all right. we'll look forward to that feedback. well, time right now is 5:38 clouds moving in and not giving us a great shot of that super moon. >> we've had some pictures where people waited and got a
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appears that the moon is about much closer to earth so it appears 14% larger and 30% brighter. the last time it was this big january of 1948, you better catch it now because the next big super moon like this won't happen until november 2034. again, i'm sorry we've got some clouds but there will be breaks in the clouds and because the moon is full this morning it basically looks full last night and tonight. with the clo about 77 degrees, that's below average as this cold front comes through. about a 20% rain chance, cooler tomorrow at 76, a very pleasant wednesday, thursday and friday as we get closer to 80 degrees. check now with traffic on the 8s. >> a couple of issues still lingering out in sarasota, a little bit of fog. >> not too bad. >> not too bad. let's take a look at what's goin in sarasota right now south gate circle still an injury accident
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should be wrapping up soon hopefully and then we've got a little bit of construction eastbound on university parkway a couple of lanes taken away and that should be wrapped up within the next half hour. let's take a look at some of this fog this is at i-4, not too bad but patchy in spots. that's a look at weather and traffic on the 8s well, despite the controversy it was a great day for the bucs, winston threw for bucs beat the bears 36-10 and got their first home win of 2016. they're now 4 and 5 and second in the nfc south. we play the chiefs next sunday. well tragedy in jacksonville. >> and now an ongoing investigation, coming up a baby and 2 others killed, a woman nearby shot, are these crimes related? >> plus 13,000 acres burnt to ashes, but it's not just one fire and not just in one state.
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. a baby and 2 others are dead after a shooting in jacksonville. investigators say 2 women, a man and the infant were in a car when they were shot shortly after another woman shed gunshot wound. investigators are trying to figure out if they're related. they're interviewing neighbors and witnesses in hopes of identifying a shooter and a motive in this case. this morning we're learning more about a shooting in east tampa. police were patrolling neighborhood in an unmarked cruiser when someone shot at them. investigators arrested mitchel and charged him with aggravated assault. police tell us he has a long criminal record
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carjacking. an atv crash in polk county killed a 5-year old boy and injured his father. the crash happened as a 32-year old was riding in a strawberry field with his son. when he turned the vehicle the front tire support broke causing the atv to flip. the 5-year old was wearing a helmet but it did not save his life. today pinellas county officials will host a fraud awareness workshop. the workshop will help citizens identify potti it's happening from 9 this morning until noon the address is on you're screen. there will be a workshop every day this week and we have more times and locations for these workshops on wfla.com across america this morning firefighters across the southeast are battling wildfires in several states. fires are burning in georgia, tennessee, and north carolina. in georgia more than 20
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mountains. so far it's burned more than 13,000 acres and is only about 10% contained. and this is the scene in tennessee that's where more than 70 wildfires are burning, crews say the dry and windy conditions are making things difficult. as the flames spread crews evacuate several point communities. well, the massive manhunt for a man accused of shooting and killing a deputy is now over. police captured the prosecutors cues him of shooting deputy wallace in the head at point blank range. investigators believe he committed an armed robbery and tried to steal a woman's purse at a store while on the run. protests over the north dakota access pipeline are escalating, this weekend a truck driver pulled a gun on protesters blocking him. you could see the gun right there in this video. you see it he's
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accessing the site. no one was hurt and protests have been going on more months now. they fear it could effect the water supply and disturb cultural sites. new land is assessing the damage after a powerful quake there, it measured 7.8 and caused significant damage to roads and homes. 2 people died several others were injured and video from one man you can see plants shaking inside his home as the e and now an 8 on your side medical report the way a child is born could determine if that child will struggle with obesity. researchers discovered 40% of the children delivered by c-section are more likely to be overweight or obese. experts believe c-section babies are not exposed to microbes in the birth
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limit. reassuring news this morning for arthritis sufferers. celebrex is no more risk than other pain-killers. they determined it was not any more risk than similar medications and actually caused fewer stomach problems. and in the fight against zika researchers in miami are now experimenting with a new method to preventhe mosquito infected with a naturally occurring bacteria it's called wobatchia. they can infect mosquitoes carrying zika which then may hinder their ability to transmit the virus to humans. coming up on 5:38, leigh's got a check on the weather for us. >> we do have patchy clouds out and this morning very light fog. yesterday we had thick fog blanketing a lot of the area,
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hit some haze through the plant city brooksville and i-4. otherwise just some extra clouds and they're keeping us warmer than yesterday and saturday morning. 67 at 8 a.m. still cloudy with peeks of sunshine maybe a sprinkle at noon, and an afternoon high of 77. clouds out there. look at these temperatures, 63 bartow, 64 zephyrhills, 68 sarasota, anywhere from 2 to 8 degrees warmer right now than yesterday sell or sprinkles happening right now in pasco county out ahead of this approaching front. the clouds will hang tough and if you get a shower it will be quick and very light and i do bring the rain chance up to about 20% after lunchtime as the cold front actually does come through. the clouds will linger tonight but it will start to dry out and cool off. and the rest of the week very pleasant weather. we've got a few little areas
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around i-75 at fowler avenue but don't get the rock idea you go down to the next exit and it's clear. this is i-4 right, of course closer to the ground you get the better the visibility too. we've got a great drive on the bay area bridges the only reason you see yellow is because we have a couple of lights to go through. howard frankland, all up to speed and so is the skyway. that's a look at weather and building a gun at home is not as difficult as you may think. >> coming up how some companies are making the process easy leaving some florida officials pretty worried. >> and you've probably heard about it the mannequin challenge, it's happening right here at the news center, if you want to -- a sneak peak at what's going on and who's frozen check out my facebook page.
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. law enforcement is worried about what's called ghost gun kits. they allow people to assemble military style semiautomatic rifles at home.
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markings for the weapons making them untraceable. officials worry about the kits since they can be purchased online without a background check. a holiday hit blamed for overheating and catching fire could be making a come back this holiday season. we're talking about hover boards. both walmart and target are including hover boards in their thanksgiving night door buster black friday deals. you'll remember last year thousands were recalled following reports of fires. makers claim they've fixed the problem. well, gift cards are popular during the holiday but it seems we like giving them more than receiving them. 27% of americans want to actually receive a gift card, however half of people plan to give a gift card this holiday season. many say they prefer getting an item instead of a gift card. . >> i might agree with that. >> we're, me too. >> you know, there's a lot of thought that goes into a gift. >> sometimes you just don't know
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hard to buy for. well, it's a growing addiction across the nation we're talking about drugs or alcohol? yep, cell phone addictions. >> and new in our next half hour a look at just how addicted people are to their phones and serious problems this creates. >> let's take you outside live this morning to the beautiful downtown tampa you can see some clouds in the area, we're hoping those lift so that folks can take a peek at the super moon before the sunrises. let's see what our chances are with
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. my their watcher snapped this amazing picture of the super moon last evening as it was just rising through the
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now not a lot of clear sky out there any more. maybe even a little bit of sprinkles happening throughout pasco county right now and i'll keep in that 20% chance of light spotty rain, otherwise cloudy high of about 77 degrees which is slightly below average but with the clouds around not going to be the best day. tonight the clouds are going to linger did you cooler air will rise, we'll drop down into the upper 50s. taking a look at the county state road 52 right at i-75 this is a hot spot honestly i usually see one accident a day here and that's what we have going on right now. it is off to the side of the roadways not tying up any lanes. of course this is out in the dade city area. i-75 in and out of pasco county absolutely no delays. let's hop down here take a quick look at sarasota, this should be wrapping up soon but south gate circle fhp says the roundabout still got a lot of activity in
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collision with injuries. checking out i-4, a little bit foggy but just in this area, same goes with i-75 at fowler but not too bad and the fog is just in little patches around us. it's not overall on the
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. a suspicious house fire in hillsborough county, why investigators are looking at the house next door and how it could relate to protests against president elect donald trump. . >> sitting out the national anthem, bucs wide receiver mike evans creating a lot of controversy this morning for his decision to sit during the national anthem during sunday's game. how fans are reacting this morning just ahead. >> also this morning cell phone addiction, many people can't just seem to put down their phones. some say they can't live without. 8 is on your side this morning with expert advice to break free. well, good morning, and

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