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ghouls and goblins, but for some it's not all fun. many were on the lookout for this halloween creepy clowns. >> plus battleground florida, the message vp nominee mike pence had for voters here in the bay area. good evening. i'm keith cate. >> i'm jennifer leigh. thank you for joining us. we begin with breaking news tonight. eagle 8 is over the scene for the search of a dad out on a jetski with his 3-year-old son. paul mueller joins us now li river. paul, i can't imagine how horrible this is for this family. >> reporter: it truly is heart breaking. deputies have been out here since clock tonight. we're coming to you -- 6:00 tonight. we're coming to you live from the alafia river. there is the jetski of william george morris. he was on it with his 3-year- old son never to be seen again tonight. i want you to take a good look at this picture and see if you
again 38-year-old william george morris of riverview last seen just before 6:00. he had taken his 3-year-old son for a ride on that jetski, never came back. his wife then called him on his cell phone. the 3-year-old imagine this, answered the phone on face time, just imagine. we're told by a passer-by they found the child on a small island right off 75. the locals here call it island 75. dealt i it deputies arrived to take care of the boy. they later found morris' jetski, life jacket and wallet. the mother on the scene of the search area tonight talking with deputies tonight, truly just a heartwrenching scene. people who live here, let's just say they are in shock. >> i know she's very heart broken. i mean she has to be wondering and just have so many question says and i don't -- questions and i don't know. i hope they get their answers. >> the current gets really strong when the tide goes out,
where you're at in the river. >> reporter: back live tonight along the alafia river west of i-75, that is the jetski tonight. i spoke with the mother who did not want to go on camera obviously too distraught. the search intensifies here. back to you. concerns over creepy clown costumes kept a lot of parents and children on frightening clown characters on social media are behind all this. we've been watching it for weeks nationwide and here in the bay area, but that did not put a damper on everyone's plans. we even found a few little clowns ourselves making the best of this halloween night. a real clown. >> uh-huh. not one of the bad ones. >> reporter: did you have any second thoughts about making a clown costume? >> no. because i knew with her it was going to be colorful and doubt
cute and the makeup was going to be more on the happy side. >> she was beautiful. the creepy clown phenomenon prompted retailers like target to pull clown costumes from the shelves. 8 on your side has not heard of any mishaps tonight involving clowns. tonight authorities are still looking for clues in a deadly hit and run that left a tampa woman dead and put a polk county deputy in the hospital. there is a $10,000 reward in jessica enchaldehe flagged down adam pennell saturday and another driver hit them and sped off. >> this man or woman ran over two people and drove away. we're angry and we're going to fine whoever it is and bring them to just -- find whoever it is and bring them to justice. >> deputy pennell has
help deputies, please call crime stoppers. the final week before election day and today vice presidential candidate mike pence was in pinellas county stumping for donald trump. several hundred supporters showed up for the rally at st. petersburg clearwater international airport. in the next few days you'll see a lot of big name politicians in tampa bay. florida is a must win state and both side are leaving nothing to chance. peter bernard is on the night beat tonight live county. peter, florida is ground zero. >> reporter: it certainly is, keith. tonight lots of people behind me and a few hours ago governor mike pence was in this hangar here at signature flight support and later this week we will see both clintons and the vice president all here in florida. arriving without incident vice presidential candidate mike
trump's talking points. despite another mishap, a loss of power and audio, pence assured supporters trump is powering ahead to victory. >> don't be fooled. this race is on and we are wheel to wheel and we are leading in the latest polls in florida and we're going to fight all the way to the checkered flag. >> reporter: the latest national poll from abc news washington post shows hillary clinton with a one point lead over donald trump here in florida. that has all eyes on this battleground state. be in dade city and her husband will be in st. petersburg. wednesday vice president joe biden will be in tampa. tonight pence supporters told us they will do what it takes to make sure their candidates are not overshadowed. >> we are going to decide and it is definitely going to be trump pence. >> we're knocking on our doors, all the neighbors and all that. so we're doing our part.
citizens of florida that we'll make the right decision come november 8th. >> reporter: that decision is what? >> to vote for donald trump. >> reporter: all right. this is definitely the state presidential candidates cannot afford to lose. even trump is planning to come back to florida later. wednesday he'll be in miami, orlando, pensacola and thursday in jacksonville. >> look like pence handled that power outage pretty well there. they had him spotlighted almost halloweenesque when he spoke to the crowd. at some point? >> reporter: yeah. he used a rolled up poster when the lights went out because the sound system went out and the big tv lights behind us were out as well. he ended up using a megaphone and eventually it came back to normal. >> it means we'll keep seeing these candidates show up here in tampa bay, peter. thank you. peter bernard on the night beat live in pinellas county. another toss-up state is ohio where hillary clinton was
for looking into e-mails of her top aide huma abedin. clinton questioned the timing of the announcement so close to election day. she told supporters she expects the search to turn up nothing new. >> now they apparently want to look at e-mails of one of my staffers and by all el nino they should look at them -- and by all means they should look at them and i am sure they will reach the same conio mails, there is no case here. >> earlier trump claimed the fbi is refusing to release information about russian interference about the election so close to election day. meanwhile donald trump kept up his attacks on clinton's e- mail controversy while praising the fbi for searching abedin's computer. trump has targeted traditionally blue states in
with election day around the corner, keep a close eye on our 2016 election guide for early voting locations and hours of operation. go to www.wfla.com, click on the news tab and hit politics. an 8 on your side warning about a hidden danger inside your home, a pasco county toddler is recovering after a television fell on him. the 3-year-old was airlifted to the hospital sunday. a a cording to family and -- according to family and friends, the toddler and his brother were playing knocked a large older model television off a dresser. the little boy was unresponsive when paramedics arrived. tonight the boy is a little better, but experts tell us this happens way too often. >> probably every two to three weeks a child dies from it. again they're toddlers, so if you think about their size and the size of a regular dresser with a big tv sitting on top of that, as it tips over on top of them, it lands right on their abandon and chest and mostly they die from head injuries.
the consumer product safety commission released this video showing just how quickly things can go wrong when furniture is not secured. we are hearing for the first time chilling 911 calls made by the gunman of the pulse nightclub shooting. a judge ordered the release of the calls today. city of orlando and some family members of the victims tried to block that release saying the calls would be too painful to hear. this also marks the first time we hear the shooter takes responsibility for what he'd done. >> i want to let you shooting. >> what's your name? >> my name is i pledge of allegiance to the islamic state. >> the judge will review 232 remaining 911 calls before ruling on their release. 49 people died during that the
michael vance who was killed in a gunbattle with police overnight. one man is in custody for giving vance a gun and place to stay. arrest warrants were issued for two others believed to be involved in his escape. when a veteran returns home, the transition to everyday life can be tough sometimes. >> coming up next how a local organization is helping those retiring in a way that's never been offered before. >> us in a male birth control -- plus a male birth coro we'll show you why it won't be
bob buesing... on the record. he sues tax payers to cover the outrageous cost of a lavish courthouse. buesing files forclosures on homes critical to seniors. his law firm is accused of running up costs on a school district at the expense of our kids. trailing in the polls, buesing attacks dana young. he never did. so we ask... mr. buesing, will you do anything to win?
can be difficult. jenn holloway has an exclusive look at a new program offered to vets. >> reporter: going from extremely risky scenarios to retirement is not easy for a lot of veterans, but that difficult transition is now being eased thanks to operation healing forces. >> i was originally a purple heart recipient from way back, but i was also injured in a parachute accident. >> reporter: readjusting to every day life after serving as a specia easy for anybody. >> we did some kayaking and jetskis. >> reporter: that's where operation healing forces steps in, but not just for the veterans. spouses are also included. >> this is only the third time in 22 years we've ever been away together at the same time. >> reporter: through the program's therapeutic week long retreat the goal is simple, give couples a break from everyday life from scuba diving
riding, basically an all inclusive get-away to let down their guard, plus bond with others who lived through similar experiences. >> to spend time together, be around other spouses that has similar experiences of being injured and what it's like getting those type of phone calls. it really meant a lot. there was a lot of healing going on for everyone. >> reporter: richard and lori and three other couple enjoyed a donated private home in house and cook for us at night. so we got to get together and have dinner every night as a couple and with the other couples, also. >> so as you can imagine, operation healing forcings is an amazing -- forces is an amazing program for the couples. if you'd like some more information on operation healing forces as well as how
>> jenn holloway, thank you. an 8 on your side warning, opioid abuse is sending a growing number of kids and teens to the hospital. researcher at yale university looked at pediatric -- researchers at yale university looked at hospital records from 2000 to 2012 and found a 175% increase in opioid poisonings jess. heroin poisonings also poisonings. heroin poisonings also increased dramatically in ad 11s. researchers believe -- in adolescents. researchers believe birth control slots for men are effective but the shots are associated with things like depression and other mood disorders, so doctors are working to reduce the side effects before doing more testing. now a programming note, thursday night football on nbc will push your regularly
great 38. since news channel 8 will air the bucs/falcons game, chicagoed me, the black -- chicago med, the black list and superstore will air on wtta, so make note of that. i'm a big black list fan. you see the times changed as well. we put this information on www.wfla.com just so you can double check this and tell your friends. nasa had a yesterday's solar eclipse. check it out. you can see the moon sliding across the sky in front of the sun. the solar dynamics observatory captured these images during the hour long transit yesterday. most importantly it makes for cool images for us to look at. in new port richey tonight a live look here 71 degrees, always like to reference the flag. we got a good breeze going, east winds 5 miles per hour, not as windy perhaps in the
mile-per-hour gusts in some of the inland spots. we showed you this earlier, but it's just so cool, florida's version from st. pete beach, the twitter side, i believe. eight-day temperatures, a falloff. november starts tomorrow, maybe folks want it cooler. we've been in a nice range. by the end of the week temperatures drop back to the upper 70s saturday and sunday. we'll look forward to that and, of course, it point drop. i guess we can say we're in the not too bad category most of the week, but by the weekend invigorating when the drier air hits the air. 7 a.m. it's 67 degrees, comfortable start, 80 degrees at noon, 87 degrees at 4 p.m. similar day. we recorded 87 for the high today. current temps 70 degrees in river view, 73 seminole, largo, pinellas park, palm harbor, 68
inverness. dew point numbers low 60s. we had upper 50s in some inland areas. we tend to get a higher dew point this time of year. quite a bit of dry air aloft high above in the atmosphere but a big reason why you didn't see much in the way of clouds, blue sky, lots of sunshine helping raise our temperatures. we've stayed with a persistent easterly flow, but the dry air has kept things quiet in terms of clouds. there's not much going on around the rest of the bay area. these showers continue to streak off to the west. the rpm forecast model says the easterly flow will carry on, comfortable temps to start the day, patchy fog north, a dense fog advisory for parts of pasco this morning, citrus, hernando county. the temperatures drop closer to the dew point, head up inland areas. in the afternoon hours high temperatures shoot back up to
cross the areas, inland areas an isolated shower, rain chances not that high. with the cold front moving in, the rain chances are higher, put it's what's behind the front -- but it's what's behind the front we're interested in, just a 20% chance of a shower with the passage of the front. what's behind is an ridge of high pressure, nice, cool, dry and high temperatures in the upper 70s. tonight temperatures maybe a little warm for this time these are forecast overnight lows. we can see fog as temps cool down close to the dew point number. 67 degrees our forecast hope, a couple degrees above -- low, a couple degrees above average. in the afternoon you can see 87 degrees, well above normal with mostly sunny skies, northeast winds picking up in the afternoon, could see stronger gusts especially inland. tuesday, wednesday, thursday your rain chance, nothing to write home about, 20% for friday as that front rolls into the area and then the cooler
the weekend which is the weekend we set our clocks back. why do we do this again? >> so we can get an extra hour of sleep. >> but in general? >> the rest of the time it's a bummer to be dark. >> you know what else is a bummer? she was making fun of me because i said i'm a fan of the black list and i was going to set my vcr. don't we all have? we still have our eight track tapes. >> beta or >> stop, both of you. it's only funny because it's true. >> everybody is doing it now. coming up next in sports is it time to get a little concerned about the lightning just nine games into the season? >> the bucs don't have long to turn things around from sunday's frustrating loss. dan lucas finds out one area the coach must improve in our exclusive one on one interview. he needs to get a dvr still. >> remember this year's heart
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sports on news channel 8 is sponsored by your gulf coast honda dealers. >> trick-or-treat, bucs fans, jack rogers left with a foot injury practice on a workout that was just a walk through. the bucs have two days to figure out this running back situation. that's the toughest part really of this short week, not the memory of sunday's loss but getting players physically ready to play thursday. when the bucs host the falcons, they must figure out a way to get past a defense on a roll. falcons look good, not many changes from their opening day
jameis winston does not regain his rhythm, it could be a long night. winston said himself he lacked rhythm. head coach dirk koetter echoed that sentiment in our exclusive koetter's korner today. >> if precision was simple, a lot of guys would be doing it, but there's no question we definitely need to be more precise in our pass game. it doesn't matter what the reasons are, but we've got to do better. >> cameras caught a rare monday night blitz as the end of an era took place tonight in the bay area. this is the last year that high school football districts will stage one quarter tiebreakers to determine district champions in the event three teams are tied. they're going to a point system next year. a couple of these tiebreakers took place in the bay area tonight. lakeland waited to see winter haven defeat kathleen 7-0 before they took on the blue
this is how you know it's your night. the quarterback get away with a tipped pass instead of an interception. it's right in the hands of his receiver, willy baker. hodgekiss seals the deal with a quarterback sneak. lakeland wins the district. another tiebreaker saw mitchell defeat spring stead. tomorrow night the lightning in their six game road trim at the new york islanders -- trip at the new york islanders a not ending the way it began, three straight losses for a combined score 12-3. time to sound the alarms. >> every year the league is a little better and we've had success the last couple years and teams are looking at our model and trying to match that and they're ready for us when we come in their building especially. we got to get better. we haven't done what we want to do. we need to get a lot better. >> you see the teams one, two,
>> had winter haven beaten lakeland, lakeland would play kathleen to figure out the runner-up. next year don't worry about it. >> go with a point system. somebody should have been doing laps while the other guys played to keep it even. >> kathleen just beat lakeland the other night and they're out. >> we'll be right back with your winning lottery numbers. port tampa bay has now become florida's largest and most diversified. which helps explain why it is one of dana young's
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and i approve this message. in the morning, steve? >> it will be a bit mild, could be patchy fog in some of the northern and inland spots. temps will be warm, upper 80s, but cooler weather this weekend, upper steve, you like the back to the future series? >> i love those inflatable shoes. >> tell me you have it on vhs. here's a real treat for fans of the back to the future movies. the guy on the right is the real marty mcfly himself, michael j. foxx. the actor paid a visit to the universal studios on friday and couldn't resist posing by the