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3 3 ((russell trapped in elevators... and the work-out room. it wasn't weather that caused a power outage in tampa. but a *driver... who shouldn't have been behind the wheel. 3 ((vanessa it was supposed to be *fun, not *frightening... a performer... catches *fire... during a pep rally in florida... what happened to scared students, who saw the whole thing happen. 3 ((russell and... talk about show and tell! the kids at this lakeland the day this big gator came to school! 3 3
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i'm russell rhodes, in for walter allen 3 ((vanessa)) and i'm vanessa ruffes, in for jen epstein. let's start off with a check of the forecast, with dave. 3 mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of a shower today. high temps back to the lower 80s. tonight will be cloudy and mild; lows in the upper 60s. lots of clouds for saturday, with showers in the afternoon and evening. high temps near 80. the showers should end sunday morning as it turns cooler. high temps in the lower 70s. 3 (dave 3 3 3 no closed captioning is available for traffic.
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3 3 ((russell remembering a young deputy... who died a hero's death... putting himself in danger... to protect someone else on the road. today is the funeral for hillsborough deputy john kotfila... and hundreds of fellow law enforcement officers will be in lutz today, to pay tribute to him... and his career. 3 ((russell fox-13's shayla reaves joins us now from st. timothy's catholic church. it's going to be an emotional
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3 3 ((russell thanks, shayla. 3 3 3 (vanessa in polk, the search continues for a man who stole a car with a toddler inside. it happened outside the "mulberry pharmacy" on "north church avenue" thursday afternoon. detectives say: a family friend was taking care of the child... and left the toddler in the car, while they ran into the pharmacy for a few minutes. that was just enough time for someone to slip into the car, and drive-off. but he didn't
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car a few minutes later, in an "auto zone" parking lot. the child wasn't hurt... but the carjacker is still on the run... call the polk county sheriff's office if you have information on this case. 3 (russell) after sending the jury home early yesterday, the judge in the hulk hogan sex tape trial says: we can expect to hear closing arguments today. 3 (russell the pinellas county trial ground to a halt, as attorneys argued over evidence thursday. gossip site "gawker" wanted to make the full 30-minute sex tape available to jurors during their deliberations. the judge denied their request. instead, jurors will only be able to see a one-minute- 41-second *edited version. hogan is suing gawker for 100- million dollars, claiming invasion of privacy. 3 (russell/ search and rescue crews have recovered a man's body from lake thonotosassa in hillsborough county. they think it's the same man who disappeared after jumping into the lake, wednesday night. the man was on a pontoon boat with a group of people... he panicked after he jumped in the water.... because he
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well. deputies say: the body is likely that of a 24-year-old man. we should learn his identity, later today. 3 3 (vanessa) new this morning: a driver is under arrest, after a crash that left dozens of people... in the dark. 3 (vanessait happened across the street from the marriott at lois avenue and boy scout boulevard. tampa police say the driver hit went into a ditch then hit a telephone pole. that crash caused the power to go out for about 30 minutes. crews had to rescue several people who got stuck in elevators-- someone even became trapped in a workout room. that driver was arrested and charged with drunk driving. 3 (russell/ check your pantry this morning. two seafood companies are re- calling cans of *tuna... because of possible health risks. "bumble bee foods" is recalling 31-thousand cases "chunk light tuna".... in three different varieties. there was an issue with the sterilization process, and some cans may be contamianted. tri-union seafoods is also recalling 27-hundred cases of "chicken of the sea" brand canned tuna because it might
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equipment malfunction. you can find all of the information on our website ... fox 13 news dot com. 3 3 (russell) "fuzzy math" could cause all kinds of uproar for the republican presidential race this summer. (vanessa) right now, donald trump is the clear front-runner... but the g-o-p is trying to find a way to derail his efforts. top conservative leaders met in washington yesterday, trying to come up with a plan. 3 (vanessa/ but there were other interesting developments... senator ted cruz picked up a most unexpected endorsement, from former g-o-p presidential contender, lindsey graham... it was a surprise, since graham made it very clear earlier on, he doesn't like cruz very much... but with the republican race down to three people, endorsements mean more... and delegates mean everything. if the delegate count is close, the convention could be *contested. one thing's for sure... marco rubio will *not be the party's choice... and he wants to set the record plans. "no i'm not going to be don't mean that in a running for governor of
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out my term in the senate for the next ten months. we are going to work really hard, we have some things we want to achieve and i will be a private citizen in january." 3 --vanessa while senator rubio didn't *endorse any other candidate, he *did say: he likes ohio governor john kasich.. and he still believes: if donald trump gets the g-o-p nomination, it would damage the conservative movement. 3 (russell former governor, and former *republican, "charlie crist," picked-up several prominent endorsements in the congressional race, thursday. most of the st. pete council, and the deputy mayor, gave him their seal of approval outside city hall. st. pete is crist's hometown. he's currently battling former obama administration official, eric lynn, for the democratic nomination in the 13th congressional district. 3 ((vanessa)) tense... emotional.. and lots of finger- pointing... ((russell)) the hearing on capitol hill... that left
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onlookers... angry. 3 ((russell and... wild blue yonder indeed! what happened when we sent walter allen up, up and away... with the air force thunderbirds... 3 3
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(vanessa) in los angeles, officials say: the man who skyscraper to his death... didn't have clearance to be up there. he was an electrician... and it was his second day on the job. he wasn't wearing a hard hat or safety harness, because they weren't required on the lower three floors, where he was allowed to work. no word on why he went up there... and investigators haven't identified him yet. this happened downtown, at the "wilshire grand center" construction site... it's supposed to open next year, and be the tallest building west of the mississippi. 3 (vanessa) it was supposed to be a day for *answers... and *explanations. and it *did get *emotional... (russell) but residents of flint, michigan aren't satisfied with the hearing on capitol hill over the water crisis. in fact, as fox's peter doocy tells us: some are more frustrated, and fearful, than ever.
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3 (russell) one flint resident says: her grandson has learning disabilities now, caused by lead poisoning from the water. others say: they shouldn't have to come to washington to safely drink water and bathe. 3 (vanessa and now, to south africa... and a big problem, for a pint-sized pachyderm. watch the baby elephant. the newborn is handling his *legs really well. but his trunk... not so much. he can't quite figure out what to do with it. he shakes it back and forth... tries to step on it... even tries to
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but it's still there. animal experts at this national park think: something might have been *itching him... no matter what the reason, it's adorable to watch. 3 ((anchors)) it's now 5:__. time to check the forecast with dave. 3 3 it is 5:__: time now to find out what's happening on the roads - with our
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3 3 3 3 traffic.available for captioning is no closed 3 traffic"."skyfox on time roads - with our "skyfox on time
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3 no closed captioning is available for traffic. 3 (vanessa) it's a big weekend at macdill air force base in tampa... "airfest" is back in town. (russell) the popular event always draws huge crowds... clamoring to see the most advanced and sophisticated aircraft in the world. and one of the top favorites is the air force thunderdbirds. our own walter allen.... went along for the ride. 3 3 3 fox 13 news. walter allen this news anchor.a dream work for thunderbirds made a dream work for this news anchor.
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3 (russell again, tampa bay
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sunday... gates are open at macdill from eight a-m till five p-m. fox-13's alcides segui is at the base already, and will give us a preview, in our next half 3 hour. 3 ((russell)) you're smiling, but your skin isn't. ((vanessa)) why selfies... could be bad for your face! they could even... age you! 3 (vanessa and... good golly! the giant gator that got *wayyyy too close to a school. the kids are still buzzing about it today.
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u-s-f bulls. the women's basketball team will play its first game at the n-c-double-a tourney... they're seeded 6th, and taking on number 11, colorado. and if they win, they *could face u-c-l-a next... they're in a tough division, with heavy favorites, u-conn... but national writers are paying attention to u-s-f, mentioning players like courtney williams. 3 (russell) the city of tampa really, *really wants to host the super bowl again. apparently, it's not just bidding on the 20-19 and 20-20 that's what mayor bob buckhorn's chief of staff confirmed yesterday. tampa is competing against atlanta, new orleans, miami and los angeles. and the hometown effort has some heft behind it. after all, we've hosted the super bowl four times before... and, raymond james stadium is about to get a 100-million dollar facelift. the decision should come sometime in may. 3 3 ((vanessa/2-shot)) if you live in florida.. you're going to see alligators.. they're everywhere..((russell)) but where we draw the line.. is when they crawl up to the door of an elementary school!
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thursday afternoon.. the kids at "geneva classical academy" were met by this guy as they were getting out of school a nine foot.. eleven inch alligator! the school called in a trapper.. and it took him awhile to get the gator under control.. the school set up cones.. and kept the kids inside their classrooms while this went down.. on its facebook page - the school wrote "our students received a good polk county education today - how to trap a nine foot eleven inch gator"! 3 ((vanessa)) justin bieber... the kardashians... taylor swift... and the pope. ((russell)) the celebrity
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join... when we come back. 3 ((russell plus... making marijuana... more acceptable? the new rules tampa mayor bob buckhorn will sign off on, soon!
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friday, march 18th. i'm russell rhodes, in for walter allen.((vanessa)) and i'm vanessa ruffes, in for jen epstein. look up... there's a big show overhead this weekend. it's time for airfest... at macdill air force base. 3 ((vanessa fox-13's alcides segui is at the base in tampa right now... alcides: this is a *huge draw... 100- thousand people are expected... what will they get to see this year? 3
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((vanessa/ thanks, alcides. 3 3 3 3 3 no closed captioning is available for traffic. 3 3 traffic.available for traffic. 3
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3 ((russell the time now is 5:__. let's get you up to the minute on today's top stories: it's going to be a very tough day for local law enforcement. they'll gather in lutz today, to say goodbye to one of their own. a funeral will be held for hillsborough deputy john kotfila. he was killed early saturday morning, by a wrong-way driver on the selmon expressway. witnesses on the road that morning say: he put his car between them, and the wrong-way driver... sacrificing his own life for theirs. deputy kotfila came from a long line of law enforcement officers. he'll be buried in massachusetts, where his family lives. 3 ((russell tampa city council has voted to *ease punishments for people caught with small amounts of marijuana. people caught carrying 20-grams or less, will be *fined, instead of going to jail. the first offense is 75-dollars... and it goes up to as much as 450-dollars, for a fourth
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bob buckhorn signs the bill into law, there will be an "education" period for tampa police... so it will be a few *weeks before the law is in full effect. 3 3 "oh my god, people are running." --vanessa a horrifying scene inside a high school gymnasium in delray beach. paramedics rushed eight people to the hospital after a performer accidentally set himself on fire during a pep rally. 3 (vanessa) many students were hurt... but the only person treated for *burns was the "fire-breather"... who is reportedly, an experienced and seasoned performer. so, what went wrong? 3 (vanessa ricky charles is the owner of "inferno's challenge" in broward county... and yesterday, he and his crew went to "atlantic high school" for a pep rally. he's done these fire shows for years... but this time, he used a new lamp oil to fuel the flames. ricky had never practiced with it before, and things quickly got out of control. people jumped in with fire
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him down. but not before he suffered first-degree burns to his face. most of the damage was done to his nose. he should be released from the hospital today. 3 (vanessa) the kids weren't *burned... they were injured from breathing smoke, and dust... from the fire extinguisher 3 3 (russell pope francis is reaching out to the younger generation again. he's joining *instagram tomorrow. you'll find him under the name "franciscus." now, he won't be posting his own pictures... vatican staff will do that for him... but he's excited about this. he likes the idea of using social media to unite people across different cultures and languages. and he already has facebook and twitter accounts. 3 3 (russell) well, we made it to friday... and it's time to get our weekend on! (vanessa) and here's a good way to start it... with the latest edition of our "good day goodies." enjoy! 3 (sorry, no verbatim
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3 3 ((vanessa)) you wanna look good in your selfie... after all, it's gonna be posted and texted and tweeted *everywhere. ((russell)) but that smile might be short-lived. turns out selfies... can age you! the skin warning, next! 3
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made with sustainably sourced fish, a big mac made with 100% beef, chicken mcnuggets made with white meat, or a quarter pounder with cheese seared on the grill. pick any 2 for $5 bucks. bada ba ba ba 3 (vanessa) if you have a cell phone, you've likely taken your fair share of selfies... some of us more than others... (russell) it's nearly impossible to log on to social media these days without seeing them... and while they're popular... they could also be bad for your health. laura moody is breaking down the health risks this morning. 3 (laura) who would've thought that a small device could cause big issues for
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has found that the blue light emitted from our cell phone screens can do damage to our faces... it's called high- energy visible light... 3 (laura - and while scientists and dermatologists don't know as much about it as u-v light, they believe h-e-v could be similarly damaging. some of the negative effects could be dryness, inflammation, wrinkles and uneven pigmentation. 3 (laura) of course, one selfie every now and then probably isn't going to do any harm at all. but researchers say their findings are alarming... especially if you sit in front of a computer at work for hours at a time. they suggest using sunscreen with mineral- blocking agents that block all
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3 light. 3 3 it's now 5:__. time to check the forecast with dave. 3 3 ((dave what... a... mess! people in fort worth, texas are cleaning up after a *massive hail storm. we're talking hail the size of *tennis balls... it wiped out gardens... shattered windows... even killed several exotic birds at the fort worth zoo... ambulance drivers were so scared driving through it, they thought their windshield was going to collapse. the storm also packed heavy wind and lightning, that knocked out power... and today, auto repair shops will be very busy, hammering-out *dings and
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3 3 3 it is 5:__: time now to find out what's happening on the roads - with our
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3 the lightning are looking for production anywhere they can get it... 4 losses in the last 5 games... averaging just a goal per game *in those losses... and just awful on power plays... 0-for the last 19...trying to correct course in dallas tonight... one of the best teams in the western conference... former lightning and stars forward, brenden morrow retiring tonight... cermeonial puck drop with his family...1st per - alex killorn to nikita kucherov... goal.. 1-0 tbend of the 2nd period...steven stamkos his 2nd of the game... 33rd on the season, 3-2 tbin the 3rd... stamkos, not the only one with a 2 goal night... jamie benn is pretty good too...stars take the lead and hold on...another lightning loss, 4-3rays in clearwater today taking on the phillies... where evan longoria left the game after fouling a ball off his left the rays offense didn't seem to struggle too much without longo...first batter of the game, logan forsythe, no ill effects from getting hit on tuesday on the elbow... extends nicely here... one nothing rays...in the eight... richie shaeffer adds to the lead...rays hit 4 homeruns in this contest... really overshadowing a fine day on
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mikie mahtook goes yard... his first of the spring... a two run shot, the rays slug their way to a 6-1 win in clearwater...smith spent the last 3 years in baltimore... but played the previous nine in jacksonville, where he played under bucs d- coordinator mike smith... daryl smith was a cap casualty with the ravens, but even as an aging middle linebacker, he tallied 120 tackles in each of the last 3 seasons.he's now the 5th free agent the bucs have signed, 4th on the
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3 it's going to be a tough day ... as the hillsborough sheriff's office says goodbye to one of its own.((russell)) deputy john kotfila died in a wrong way crash last weekend.. this morning, law enforcement from around the country gather for his funeral. 3 ((russell/take vo)) and - take a look at this.. a bullet indention - right in the middle of a shield.. this piece of metal is all that stood between tampa police - and another tragedy. 3 ((laura/take vo)) and: taking the movie-making decision *out of parents' hands.. find out which cinema is banning young children from r-rated movies - regardless of what their parents say.. it's all ahead - at six. 3
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3 honor. respect. remember. a final farewell to a hillsborough sheriff's deputy killed in a wrong way crash ... p>>russell: respect, remembrance. pa deputy killed in a wrong way pcrash. p>>laura: a man steals a car with pa 2-year-old boy inside. pthat boy is now safe and pdeputies want to catch the pthief. p>>russell: marco rubio returns pto the senate after his failed residential campaign and he's popening up about his political pfuture. pwhat he's saying about running pfor the governor of florida. p>>dave: we've had a couple of psprinkles around the area this pmorning. pthe rain is strong, if you will, pand really the majority has left

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