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>> but he didn't file the report until january 14th. that was 23 days later. he eventually resigned then on february 3rd two weeks after the incident. the abc action news reporter jackson explains how she suffered for weeks from this. >> reporter: this is the report outlining the alleged actions by officer pru it. he spent more time texting her instead of filing paper work. this shows how much pruitt didn't take the woman's claim seriously. she tells investigators the second time he showed up he says over dinner. >> it is extremely inappropriate. >> reporter: the captain says the woman stopped reporting her boyfriend's abuse because she felt pruitt was trying to take
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>> if he would have turned the boyfriend in a warrant for his arrest would have been issued and dealt with. >> reporter: but investigators say that didn't happen until three weeks later allowing her boyfriend to continue ahasment. >> my first reaction is who is helping this woman? >>reporter: she says the woman was victimized by two people. >> i i don't know that women are going to trust law enforcement if these kinds of things happen. that's my greatest fear. >> reporter: captain fowler agrees. >> as police officers we need to hold officers we need to hold ourselves to the higher standard. the community expects that. behavior such as this as soon as we find out we take action on it. >> reporter: why did he delay the paper work? >> i don't know. when he was notified he was under investigation, shortly
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>> reporter: pruitt is not facing criminal charges. abc action news. a citrus county man is accused of battering a woman and threatening to kill a man who tried to stop him. bryan ward was arrested last night. he attacked a woman in the passenger seat of his car slamming her into the dash of his car. ward is now charged with battery and aggravated assault. abc action news is committed to taking action against domestic violence. you can always call our hot line. we have also posted information at and our facebook page and twitter at action against dv.
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joining the manhunt for a manate county killer. he is accused of murder back in december. they are offering a $2,000 arrest. a murder that happened more than a decade ago on one of the bay area's busiest streets. they created a new video. david kneel was driving his ford pick up truck when a passenger in a passing car shot him. the man was a father of two and his wife is still haunted by questions 11 years later. >> was he driving too slow? or what was he doing? just because they wanted to shoot? i think that's the most why? >> crime stoppers is offering a reward up to $3,000 leading to
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a pedestrian struck crossing the road has now died. action air one was above the scene. police say a 51-year old man started to cross the street and pause to wait for traffic but then actually stepped in front of a car. officers saying that driver did not have enough time to stop. no charges are expected. tesh showed the victim had a blood alcohol level of .2. -- -- tests. good evening, everybody. still rain free. a lot of clouds out there. the clouds have rolled through the area. look what's on the horizon. it's prepretty decent showers and thunderstorms. we're tracking that and it's approaching the area first thing tomorrow morning.
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upper 70s and only goes up from there. we'll see 80s and plenty of them over the next several days and over the next week. at least tonight partly cloudy skies rather mild and then showers and maybe even a couple of storms rumbling first thing tomorrow morning. i'll let you know if that's an issue coming up in a couple minutes. all new video tonight from last year's deadly shooting at a florida zombie convention. fort myers police identified witnesses who may know more about the shooter. officers want to talk to the people in these surveillance videos. they do want them to come forward as soon as possible. the shooting killed one and wounded six others back in october. police are also teaming up with the fbi to offer a $35,000 reward to track down shooters.
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photos call fort myers police. after convincing wins on tuesday we are heading for a trump and clinton show down. >> you're three times more likely to get a mortgage than if your white than if you're black or hispanic. >> hillary clinton saying she would fix the injustice. po lit fact wanted to see if clinton was telling the truth. >> she added a qualifier, even if you have the same credentials. that's where she goes off the talking point for accuracy. >> she misspoke when she added the same credentials line. experts say the gaps are not as drastic as clinton says once you equalize for other key factors
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false. next up this anti trump tv add being heavily run by a pro-rubio super back in marco rubio's home state of florida. the ad painting trump as someone playing both sides in the middle east conflict pointing to hall. side. his pro-israel stances make this one -- -- iffy. >> this one is rated as travel true. two of trump's challengers marco rubio and kasich have primaries on march 15th and with a total of 165 delegates up for grabs between the two it will give them some momentum in
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you can watch the final four gop candidates face off tonight. fox news is hosting the debate at 9:00 p.m. in detroit. i will be fact checking their statements on florida senator marco rubio is opening a new head quarters in our area. there's a new opening in brandon. marco rubio is opening offices in jacksonville and orlando tonight. already has locations in miami and boca raton. the grand prix of saint peters burg just named the grand marshall. the firestone grand prix runs next friday march 11th with the indy car series on march 13th. the sun dome is ranked one of the best venues in the country.
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fourth in the nation among university top stops. it's a small jump from its number five ranking last year. and attendance. a bay area hospital group getting a major honor. sarasota memorial health care systems has been named one of the top 100 hospitals. the ranking measures things like expenses. new video tonight right now trending on our social media pages and facebook. a lake land man finds a 300-pound, 9 foot long alligator in his pool. he was checking his pool for golf balls when he made the shocking find. this veteran trapper spent an hour getting the gator out and wasn't wearing any shoes. this job. this clip has been viewed more than 75,000 times.
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friends by searching for abc action news and scroll to this post. still to come, one of the toughest things to do at work. asking for more money. the two things that could be keeping you from getting a raise. a florida woman says her wedding ring was swiped right off her finger. the suspicious acts spoiling what was supposed to be a special night. looking outside still quite a few clouds but a glimpse of
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new tonight a naples woman says someone stole her wedding ring worth $28,000 right off her finger. she was celebrating an engagement last week. she says a random woman congratulated her and taking her hand for a few minutes. it wasn't until she got home she
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for the past 56 years of marriage was gone. >> i took my watch off and i looked down and my diamond was gone. i say that lady that hugged me. it was unnatural. >> she says it's a lesson to be extra careful and pay attention to strangers. she's holding out hope on someone who knows where her ring is will come forward. continuing our week long focus on the hardworking people of tampa bay. asking for a raise is one of the hardest things you will do at work. >> when you get passed over it can be hard. there's steps you can take to get the money you deserve. it's happened to a lot of us. you expect a raise and it doesn't go through. >> then they keep promising and put you in the back burner. >> so what happened? >> typically one of two reasons. >> lee is a career management consultant.
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organization as a whole had some sort of financial challenges. >> reporter: or it's performance based. >> that your forms didn't warrant an increase -- -- performance. >> reporter: the first step is communication. gather courage and talk to your boss. before you walk in make sure you have a plan. >> put together a 90-day plan of value that you can bring to the organization and sit down with your boss and present it in that way. >> reporter: when you're talking to your boss, be forward thinking. >> don't focus on "i did this for ten years and this degree." that's what help got you here. >> reporter: always remember to sell yourself. >> think about why you were hired in the first place. the answer to that is the employer saw value in what you had to offer. >> reporter: finally, if you feel like you need to start
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>> it's easier to land a new job when you have one than when you don't. >> reporter: if you didn't get a raise due to your company struggling, you may be looking for another job in the future anyway. you may have a long drive to work but the bay area is nowhere to be found on worst commutes. real estate website trul ya ranked new york city for the longest commute time. workers travel 35 minutes 1 way. second worst, washington d.c.. west palm beach ranked one of the shortest drives. there's a shortage of blood in the bay area hospitals. one blood, a blood donation in saint peters berg, they say it's
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you must be 16 or older and weigh at least 110 pounds. happening tomorrow a new transformation happening tomorrow. the 41 story tower will be one of the tallest buildings in the city and will house more than 250 luxury condos. this project will restore a whole city block with 17,000 square feet for businesses and a high yacht hotel. it should be finished by 2018 -- -- hyatt hotel. let's look ahead to the weekend. >> we do that on monday. >> the weather will be great. there's showers tonight and clouds that we're seeing there from apollo beach looking over the water will get thicker overnight. we will see scattered showers,
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thunder up to the north. for the time being all is quiet and we have the cloud cover rolling in today. we talked about it yesterday and giving a milky look to the sky. no rain with it. nothing threatening like up north where there's snow in northern georgia and heavy thunderstorms back to the west, even a couple warnings. but we're very confident by the time this front makes it into our neck of the woods, or what's left of the front, there's nothing more than a few widely scattered showers and they should be long gone by mid-morning tomorrow. first thing in the morning especially if you're an early riser you may deal with scattered showers. temperatures now -- plant city 72. great day for the strawberry festival. even though there's showers early tomorrow morning, by the time the gates open nothing to worry about. 69 at the airport in tampa.
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temperatures today about where they should be this time of year. 75 is about right. down in the mid 50s and that also is about right. so there's a look at the satellite picture and the cloud cover came in bright and early this morning. didn't keep our temperatures down. some folks near 80 degrees. that's a sign of things to come. everybody with the exception of the immediate coastline is in the 80s starting early next week. we have to deal with higher dew points and moisture increasing out ahead of the front. our threat is 0 and really our threat of anything more than widely scattered showers extremely low as well. partly cloudy skies will remain wild and early in the morning there comes the front. by 6:00 the rain out ahead of it is through our northern counties. by about 8:00 or 9:00 things begin to wind down more so. so this is another look at our
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this is our rpm model. both showing the exact same thing. that's important because sometimes if one is off base from the other we have to do massage and blend the two. this go around they're both right on the money. meaning by 8:00 they're through and sunshine returns and the rest of the day and weekend looks absolutely picture perfect with quite a bit warmer weather returning by later on. we'll talk about that in the seven-day here. 74 on friday and saturday. we'll flirt with the upper 70s on sunday. we will be well into the 80s and maybe southern counties closer to 90 by next thursday. hello folks. a big night of soccer underway. james playing germany now.
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a chance for the team to find abby woman back's wam back's replacement. >> reporter: tonight it's the other kind of football taking center stage and none more important than the u.s. women's national soccer team versus england. >> we want to be prepared and that's to play against the best teams in the world. >> this tournament is a great way for some of the younger players to get this experience here in the u.s. and still face the pressure of having a top five team. >> team usa is much younger than last year's team. it's without six players because of injuries, pregnancies and retirements. the most notable to retire is abby. >> big shoes to feel. our identity and dna of the team
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>> it's a process coming out of the world cup we knew it would happen. i've always had an eye on what's coming behind and had a good feel for younger players. >> getting more experience is huge for this team in the future. >> having lost abby and lauren holiday and megan and amy rodriguez, the list goes on, we need more comfortable younger players so once the olympics comes around they won't think about it. all right, bishop ends their road trip against ottawa. their record is 8-0 and 3. the vols in the atlantic division breathing down their neck.
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rbi's in the first and second inning. corey dicker son showing he's add advertised his two run homer off the roof of the ray's offices. rays roll over baltimore, 10-3. saint pete sports columnist
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we have continuing coverage on our website.
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tonight, donald trump under attack. the republican revolt under way. mitt romney taking aim with a blistering new attack on trump. >> donald trump is a phony. a fraud. >> trump tonight, firing back. >> mitt, drop to your knees. . >> and don't trump about to face someone else. fox host megyn kelly after a very public feud. breaking news tonight. a young police officerer charged with murder. authorities say he thought the suspect was holding a weapon. new developments. the urgent manhunt right now, after nearly a dozen men make off with ar-15-style rifles. where they're searching now. the billionaire ceo and the deadly crash.


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