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>> michael phelps! [captioning made possible by warner bros. domestic television distribution] 3 new this morning: the i-r-s website is having big problems.. what this could mean for your refund. 3 ((jen plus: fighting back... against the zika virus.. with rain on the way - the state is working to protect you from mosquitoes. 3 and: it's time to put your healthy diet on hold. it's the first day, for the florida state fair. 3 3 ((walter)) 3 good morning.. and welcome to good day tampa bay... at 4:00. i'm walter allen. ((jen)) and i'm
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3 epstein. those stories in a minute, but now, a first look at your forecast... with dave. 3 3 3 3 3 new this morning: hoping to get your tax refund soon? well you could be out of luck. the i-r-s says it suffered a *major
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it affected several tax still not clear how many of the problem mostly affected people trying to use e-file software on wednesday. several online tools were website is up and running. prepare and file their returns i-r-s has been working on the problem all night. they filers should see a disrpution in getting their refunds. 3 developing in tampa: a controversial meeting at a public park... is now *canceled. the group behind it is called "return of kings". it's a pro *male movement... that believes women are inferior to men. 3 the meeting was actually planned for curtis hixon park this saturday... to coincide with other group meetings around the world. but when word got out this week... residents and city leaders got furious. and the group's leader was forced to cancel the event, saying he couldn't guarantee the safety, of those members. fox 13's haley hinds has more on the protests... that even included
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3 tampa's curtis hixon park is a lovely place to hold a gathering. but one group got a less than a warm welcome. it immediately ignited of bit of a fire inside mepretty much any outlet where people can use their voice right now, they are shouting it from the rooftops in disgust, to think that this is going to happen in our city the website "return of kings" announced an international meetup this saturday, at 165 locations worldwide, including curtis hixon park.posted this picture with exact directions. here's what upset people: the site is known for posting articles about how women should *not be allowed to vote. how their value depends on fertility and beauty. it also said women, homosexuals and transsexuals were not welcome at saturday's meetup. drawing the most criticism is this article -- "how to stop rape" -- by publisher daryush valizadeh. in it, he proposed making rape legal if done on private property. he's since claimed the article was satire and that neither he, nor his supporters want rape legalized. but, the damage was already done.it's like a poison, it can spread, anybody could be motivated to actually carry it out even if it is somebody else's jokethis is like a cookbook, a recipe for disaster. it doesn't seem like a hoax anymore, it seems like something that is legitimate and you can't trust these kinds of radicals mayor bob buckhorn's office was bombarded wednesday with concerns about the event. he issued a statement saying: "as a father of two girls and a mayor of a city that has no room for this vile rhetoric, i'm disgusted that a group such as return of kings would congregate in curtis hixon," "their twisted logic and violent and vulgar behavior has no place in this world, let alone tampa." hours later... the event was cancelled. 3 3
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3 3 we reached out to "return of kings" but got no response. and not *everything is cancelled on saturday. a *peaceful counter-protest is still scheduled to go on, that night. they say the goal is to show support for women and all groups of people. 3 3 concern keeps growing this morning... over the zika virus. and here in
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emergency. there are at least *nine cases across four counties, including hillsborough. the others are in miami-dade, lee.. and santa rosa counties.((more)) 3 ?so what exactly does this declaration mean? it's mostly a proactive approach... to fighting the illness, and preventing it from spreading. the state will beef up spraying efforts and improve outreach and education in mosquito bite prevention. 3 there is no indication that the virus has been transmitted *within hillsborough county, or that any mosquitos here are carrying it. the areas around the homes where the infected people live are also being inspected. hillsborough county commissioners say they are getting calls from constituents asking for the county to come spray, and there's a lot of confusion about how the virus is caught:
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to non-pregnant women who traveled to other countries. they have been treated by doctors and are expected to be o-k. the hillsborough county health department was also asked by commissioners to expedite a report on zika, that was originally expected in two weeks. 3 and zika cases continue to keep popping up all across the u-s. at least 11 states are now affected, along with washington d-c. and the most recent case could come from chicago. a patient was taken there last night for testing. 3 3 happening today: a man caught with *explosives in his apartment... is heading to court. 3 there is a federal detainment hearing scheduled for "michael ramos." he is currently being held in the pinellas county jail. federal agents raided his home on monday after a business partner reported him. they say they found eight live pipe bombs, along with tear gas, grenades and ammunition. ramos told agents he had no plans to use the explosives. they also say he has *no ties to terrorists. 3 3 an update now, on several controversial gun bills... in the state legislature. the florida house just *passed
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one... that allows guns on college campuses. 3 that bill would only apply to people with concealed weapons permits... and allows them to openly carry their guns on campus. another bill passed by the house would allow *lawmakers to carry concealed weapons onto the chamber's floor. those bills are still far from becoming law. the state senate still has to pass it's companion bills... and senate leaders are not very confident that will happen. two *other gun bills were sent to the governor's desk. one would ban gun ranges in highly populated neighborhoods. ((more)) 3 florida's "10-20-life law" that sets mandatory minimum sentences for crimes involving guns. it now gives judges some flexibility when aggravated assault. 3 3 happening today in tampa: the deep fryers are warming up... and the ferris wheel is starting to spin. the 20-16 "florida state fair" is opening its gates.((more)) 3 so get ready for a dozen days of attractions, rides , the theme of this year's fair is "so much more to explore." and it's appropriate, because of all
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3 history buffs will have plenty of new stuff to check out. including a new exhibit... honoring black history, just in time for black history month. it will feature 12 booths created by hillsborough county students. there will also be live re-enactments and other performances. and another new exhibit will bring you to the white house. it features a replica of the oval office and white house press briefing room, as well as a rendering of the white house lawn, the capitol and a selection of former first lady's dresses. and don't worry... they're plenty of new stuff for the little ones. including a new butterfly encounter, where you can be surrounded by *hundreds of those colorful insects. there will several new *rides too... including the disk-o rollercoaster, the super cyclone, and the comet 2 coaster. the fair will also have *four giant wheel rides. 3 and we can't forget about the fair *food. there's plenty of *new menu items as well. including the winner of this year's people choice burger... the "bacon bomb." it's fresh ground chuck
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smoke...and then sliced into patties. they then add extra bacon , cheese, and barbeque sauce on top. 3 and don't forget to meet *us 3 out at the fair. the fox 13 tent will be up again on saturday. 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 3 we'll be in the south dome! ---the gates open this morning at ten. and today is also "salute to heroes day". military, police, and other first responders get free admission. 3 two down... eight to go. the list of republican presidential candidates cut down again. up next: a look at who just dropping out of the race. 3 on the democratic side... it's *already down to two!
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same stage last night. we'll hear their new message for voters... after the break. 3 3 3 3 3 break 1: 2:00break 2: 1:45 break 3: 1:40endbrk: 1:30 3 3
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now at havertys furniture, it's our annual presidents day sale. which means it's the perfect time to create the perfect home. now through february 15th, everything in our store is on sale. plus, we're offering thirty-six month, no interest financing. come in today for our best prices of the year. with havertys, your home can be perfect. even when life isn't. sfx: knocking. we're early! the presidents day sale. from classic to contemporary, havertys. announcer: it's game night! the only question that needs answering is what meal to make that everyone will love? how about an easy to make pasta with a medley of delicious florida vegetables? pick up some fresh florida zucchini, beautiful golden squash, plump tomatoes, mushrooms, and garlic. dice, saut\, combine with the pasta, and serve. everyone's a winner with this flavor packed meal.
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freshfromflorida.com. look for the fresh from florida label when you shop because, delicious is always served fresh from florida. 3 it's next stop... new hamsphire, in the race for the white house. the two democratic candidates are already there. and they just shared the same stage last night. it wasn't a debate... but there were still plenty of tough talk. fox's jackie ibanez has the latest. 3 0:00-0:09 hillary clinton/ (d) presidential candidate / courtesy of cnn0:22-0:32 sen. bernie sanders / (i-vt) presidential candidate / courtesy of cnn1:17-1:27 dante scala / political science professor, university of new hampshire1:27-1:34 jackie ibanez / new york, ny / fox news correspondent (on-cam "fox news" tag) ----------------------------- ----------------------------- -----------------clinton says: "i don't agree with senator sanders that we should start over, that we should throw our country into a contentious national debate about healthcare again." for the first time since former secretary of state hillary clinton's historically narrow victory at the iowa caucuses... clinton and vermont senator bernie sanders....taking part in the same town hall event...wednesday night. sanders says: "of course we're an underdog. we're taking on the most powerful political organization in the country, and that's the clinton organization." the event taking place in derry, new hampshire...less than a week before granite state voters cast their primary ballots. clinton: 22:02:50 i'm a progressive who likes to get things done, and i was somewhat amused today that senator sanders has set himself up to be the gatekeeper on who's a progressive." clinton coming into this town hall reacting to a charge from sanders that
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"secretary clinton said, 'some people call me a ....well, i'm paraphrasing...'some people call me a moderate..." and i proudly say that i am a moderate..." that's what she said....so, what all i said...'you can't go and say you're a moderate on one day and be a progressive on the other day." meantime, one new poll released wednesday suggests sanders could have over double the voter support that clinton does in new hampshire.scala says: "she's got the organization to get it done on primary day. the question is whether she can get within reach in the polls that the ground game could make the difference."(on cam tag) the new hampshire primary takes place this tuesday...february ninth. in new york, jackie ibanez, fox news. ----------------------------- ----------------------------- ----------------------------- ----------------------------- -----------++full cnn restrictions below++
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3 and on the republican side... the list of candidates just keeps on shrinking. rick santorum announced he's dropping his bid for president last night. he went on to say he's now endorsing marco rubio. this came just a few hours after kentucky senator rand paul announced he's ending his run for president as well. paul's campaign wasn't able to rally the youth vote quite as much as he'd hoped. there are still *nine candidates left. 3 up in minnesota... some cold competitors just made it across the finish line. a team of high-speed huskies finished a four hundred mile race! nathan schroeder and his dog sled team won the annual beargrease sled dog marathon it took them two days and 19 hours. and it's actually the *fourth time schroeder .. and his team...
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3 still ahead: back on the ice. the lightning kick off the second half of the season... keeping up that hot streak. 3 plus: the *best announcement video from "national signing day?" wasn't much of a *stretch. lets just say this kid had a leg up... on the competition.
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ba da ba ba ba 3 time to talk some sports this morning. and we begin with the bolts. the second half of the season is now underway. and it couldn't have started much better. 3 the lightning hosting the detroit red wings for nhl "rivalry night." and the bolts were all over the wings in this one. fast forward to the second: watch the left post....j-t brown buries it, and the lightning are up one-nothing. detroit would actually tied it up soon after that... thanks to a turnover. lightning goalie ben bishop
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in the end though, that wouldn't really matter. because bishop was perfect after that, and the bolts added two more goals. lightning win the game... three one. they have now won nine of their 3 last ten games. 3 one of the biggest days of the college football 3 *offseason is now in the books. national signing day several *florida schools won big... along with several florida *players. 3 and tampa had one of the most *coveted high school players in the country. tampa catholic wide reciever "nate craig myers" announced his college on live t-v... choosing "auburn" over north carolina. myers brought along the whole high school with him to be a part of the
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number two ranked reciever in the country. auburn also got the *fifth ranked receiver in the country and the 14th ranked reciver, so the tigers will loaded at that position next season. 3 u-s-f sealed up a 3 bunch of local talent on wednesday. hillsborough high defensive back michael hampton and wharton's devontres dukes sign with the bulls. u-s-f also gets a four star receiver, darnell solomon, from miami central. marshall and temple were both making a big push for him. they also got four star safety craig watts from st. pete. a lot to work with for the bulls this fall. 3 and here's a look at the *full rankings from national signing day. most sites had either alabama or florida state as the big winner. the seminoles got 25 players... including 16 that were ranked in top 300.
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twentieth and usf... hangs around in 65th place. 3 and check out this video. one f-s-u recruit used his announcement wednesday... to show off his *flexability. offensive tackle jauan williams... literally put his foot behind his neck! keep in mind, 3 this guy is six foot seven, and 310 pounds. 3 when we come back, i'll have another check on your thursday forecast - rain is on the way.. 3 plus: ?eye in the sky? could be a lot more *accurate than you think. the new ways governments *and private companies are now
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of miles above the earth.
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3 we've all heard that big brother is watching. but apparently he has a *really big zoom lense... from about 250-miles away.((more)) 3 cameras up at the international space station are now giving us a closer look at european borders. but it's that kind of technology that is worrying some people. that's because more *private companies are getting involved. fox's steve harrigan tells us about the potential
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3 the company, urthecast, [pronounced earth-cast] installed two high resolution cameras on the russian side of the space station in 2014. the russian space agency owns a small percentage of urthecast.handberg says; "the russians have been aggressively attempting to find ways to make money." there are also concerns that russia could use space imagery for military ends in ukraine and syria.cowan says: "clearly this kind of imagery could be used to identify, locate and geo-position targets on the ground for strikes by russian aircraft." the commercial use of cameras on the research station shows how the line between government control and private enterprise in space, is vanishing. handberg says: "governments and militaries are having difficulties dealing with that because they want to foster innovation, but they don't know what that means in the long term so they're always nervous about it." originally designed to be a lab, the international space station is being used more and more as a destination point, for private companies trying to figure out a way to make space travel profitable. in miami, steve harrigan, fox
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3 still ahead: a *water warning concerning the zika virus. fox 13's shayla reaves is *live in hillsborough county, with the story. 3 3 3 your heart loves omega-3s. but the omega-3s in fish oil differ from megared krill oil. unlike fish oil, megared is easily absorbed by your body. megared. the difference is easy to absorb. ida chicken, snap beans and
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fresh florida bell peppers sizzle in olive oil. add snap beans, a dash of garlic and serve with roasted chicken. for dessert, surprise them with juicy florida strawberries in a scrumptious, easy to make parfait. from dinner to dessert, it's just that easy to serve delicious fresh florida dishes anytime. and look for the fresh from florida label when you shop. remember, delicious is always served fresh from florida. janet? cough if you can hear me. don't even think about it. i took mucinex dm for my phlegmy cough. yeah...but what about mike? it works on his cough too. cough! it works on his cough too. mucinex dm relieves wet and dry
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