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arrest in a deadly hit and run from lake wales over the weekend. one woman died, and -- jessica enchautegui-otero and officer pennell. we are getting a crew looking at the suspect's vehicle. the sierra club once knew phosphate mining to be stopped until the sinkhole at that mosaic -- is a plant the large sinkhole opened in august. more than 200,000,000 gallons of contaminated water drained into the aquifer. some residents in the area are concerned that their drinking supply is still contaminated. >> one weekend my water stinks and it's brown. i wash my hair and bottled water. i wash my kids and bottled water.>> the sierra club is
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sinkhole. steve andrews is giving a voice to the voiceless and taking the powerful to task. now, a target 8 investigation. she died in june, so why is she still eligible to vote in this election? a man isn't getting the answers he expected from the hillsborough supervisor of elections. >> he discovered his deceased neighbor is l response startled him so he contacted target 8 reporter steve andrews to get some answers and some answers that make sense. >> reporter: when someone dies, there is a system set up that is supposed to remove them from the voter registration but you and i both know that is -- that supposed to doesn't mean it gets done. everyone is making jokes. dead people voting is a hot topic on the web. ray thomas got a little hot under the collar recently when
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colleen quirk, a neighbor who died in june. he discovered she is al little -- she is eligible to vote. according to ray, what really got to him is a conversation he had with the hillsborough supervisor of elections office. >> she said well it's not up to us. it's up to the relatives to inform us of a death so that we can remove the name from the role. >> reporter: ray suggested the roles. >> she said it's not up to us, it's up to the families. >> i said why can't you do that? she says, it's not our job. >> reporter: this letter states "our better -- voter registration database is scrubbed each night to remove felons and deceased residents." when i went through the database today, colleen quirk is still there, still eligible
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state law requires the florida department of health update the board of elections monthly about people 17 years of age and older who died. that information is shared with elections offices around the state. according to the supervisor of elections, if the state doesn't notify them of a death, they need more notification than a call from a neighbor. ray spent a career defending the country so he worries about the potential for voter fraud in the attitude about it he encountered. >> it doesn't fit well and i say to those -- sit well and i say to those, why di't we the people want you to make it your job. >> according to jerry kramer, miss quirk is still listed as active because they have received no evidence of her death. no ballot has been sent to her for the election and she adds "it's disappointing that i am creating this elevated level of fear among our viewers " >> that explains it, it's your fault. quiz it right up.
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you said there is a system in place which begs the question, did the state fail its job and not notifying the local elections office? >> somebody dropped the ball. efforts to contact the florida department of health to see if they even have miss quirk listed as dead will stay unanswered. >> if you have a problem you want steve to investigate, call him at the target 8 helpline. and now to thursday night football in tampa bay. the bucs take on the falcons in about two hours at raymond james stadium where we find our sports anchor, paul ryan. there is a lot at stake for both teams.>> reporter: yes there is. this game will be pivotal. the buccaneers coming to this one at 3-4 but don't read the obituary yet. they will be alive and kicking with a win tonight. the atlanta falcons said first
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if the bucs get a win tonight, they will be within a half game and improving their divisional record. they have beat this team three times in a row. these are two very different looking teams now both competing on short rest. >> we are both top of our division. it's a tight race still. a quick turnaround on thursday night is tough. >> the energy comes from the fa and we just lost at home. we haven't won at home yet. >> we are playing for first place and that is a big deal. we are going to take that as a championship. that's how we're going into it. >> reporter: a championship mentality for a team that has only one three times in the last three seasons at raymond
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a must when if there ever was one. our coverage will continue until kickoff. you can watch it right here on news channel 8 paul ryan live at raymond james stadium. thanks very much. be sure to stick with news channel 8, your official bucs station for official coverage. we have an hour long at 7:00 with jen leigh and steve jerve posting the falcons. if football is not your thing, you can still catch your favorite nbc shows on our sister station. just chicago made at 9:00, the blacklist at 10:00, superstore at 11:00 and the good place at 11:30 pm tonight. we want to get back to breaking news tonight. an arrest and that hit and run that killed a mother and seriously injured a pull county deputy. >> melissa marino is in lake wales right now where detectives found the suspect's vehicle. >> reporter: we are waiting for more information about who the suspect is and how this went
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minutes. there are investigators behind me. just up the street is where the suspect's truck is. we are told he lives on the street just east of where this happened on state route 60 in lake wales. jessica enchautegui-otero was driving when she passed onto the shoulder. she made it on the median to way down deputy adam pennell and the driver plowed into the median. this driver we are told hit them. jessica died at the hospital recovering. he has a long recovery ahead of him. we are awaiting information on who this suspect is. we are waiting for the sheriff to brief us. we will update you on the latest in lake wales, melissa marino news channel 8 still to come tonight, cruise enthusiasts have a brand-new way to travel from port tampa bay. >> which cruise line is adding a new ship to the port and the ecstatic -- exotic destinations
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bob buesing... on the record. he sues tax payers to cover the outrageous cost of a lavish courthouse. ical 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. for things she never did. so we ask... mr. buesing, will you do anything to win?
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four dogs and 17 cats seized from a home in spring hill are in good condition and ready to find their forever homes. officers with pasco county animal control were notified about a possible hoarding situation. when they arrived at the home, the homeowner willingly surrendered the animals, saying
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the pet owner was fined for not having all the cats and dogs up to date on vaccines. tampa bay is about to get a new cruise ship setting sail to the caribbean. the carnival miracle is coming to the port. it will operate seven-day caribbean cruises year-round. the ports of call include george town, grand cayman, -- grand cayman, cozumel and believes. the carnival miracle will start sailing on january 27, 2018.>> did you watch the whole thing last night? >> i did and i watched the celebration. it was amazing. >> we are talking about the most unforgettable world series game in recent history. >> for raise hands, it's a little -- rays fans, it's a little bittersweet. for the sunshine state.
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why are out-of-state billionaires attacking amendment 1? because amendment 1... stops. their. subsidies. with amendment 1, you don't pay for someone else's solar. to stop unfair subsidies, vote yes on amendment 1. from grady judd on the hit and run crashing over the weekend. >> melissa marino was at the crash scene in lake wales. for the update, let's check in with her for the latest. melissa, what have you learned?>> reporter: at evening. sheriff grady judd just wrapped up the news conference. we have learned they arrested a suspect, 71-year-old carl charlie lewis. we are told a tip came into crimestoppers about a blue pickup truck. investigators found the truck
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east of where the hit and run happened on state route 60. the sheriff says lewis admitted to the hit and run and said he was drinking that night but did not realize he hit anyone. we also now know that a presumptive test came back for human blood on the bumper of his truck although that test will have to determine who's the blood is. he is now on his way to pull county jail. we will bring you updates throughout the evening. >> charlie lewis arrested. >> we will keep working on the story and have a full report on our lead news after the bucs game. this is going to be a tough play. the cubs have won the world series. it's over. >> maybe you haven't heard this yet. you are under a rock. not since 1908 have those words been uttered. the chicago cubs win the world
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it is a great day for chicago fans. and a somewhat bittersweet moment for a few rays fans. >> you have joe maddon on the one hand and you wish it could have happened when he was the manager of the raise. we are live from the joe maddon restaurant. i'm sure plenty of rays fans are wondering what if? >> reporter: right now, it's pretty quiet. just a few people having dinner but all week world series, this place was hopping. last night, when they got that w, i am told this place went absolutely crazy. that is of course as you said, joe maddon owns this restaurant and owned the raise before heading to chicago. that is what makes this such a bittersweet moment for all the rays fans. thinking if he had just stayed.>> mind -- mike montgomery closing in, joe maddon the general manager.
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it's all about the cubs. of course, the wind, the cubs sealing the first world series since 1908.>> i think this entire playoff shines a very bright light on just how far the rays have fallen.>> reporter: for the bay area, the would have, could have, should have been the raise. host ronnie secrest took calls all morning. some people even wrote to the former rays last night and now that would not have been the raise if joe was our manager.>> the cubs won the world series at 12:47 pm -- 12:47 am. we got a text at 1251 about joe maddon. it just never ceases to amaze me how people can have that much angst and hostility toward a guy who gave the raise a
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have that feeling, they just celebrated. >> i am very excited for them. the guy brought us to the world series in tampa and then brought them to the series. i wasn't a cubs fan but i was just because of joe maddon. i am excited they won the game. >> reporter: and although there is no party planned for tonight, with a win this big, something could spontaneously just pop up.>> we could go to the world series again one day. if the cubs we. thank you. a long time coming. it's that time of year again, time to set those clocks back. this is the weekend to do it. we fall back on saturday and sunday. the weather looks good. 81 degrees on sunday. that's one hour back before you go to that on saturday night. 78 degrees, beautiful day, beautiful night at the beach it looks like. it should be a pleasant sunset
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79 degrees and brandon. traffic is moving along nicely with a northeast wind up 3 miles per hour. at freedom plaza, it looks pretty good. 78 degrees with a few clouds left around. overall, lots of blue skies. plantation, crystal river. the bucs kown -- the bucs game, very nice for tailgating. it's probably already going on. 76 lletget gametime, in the 70s during the game. stadium this afternoon. also, the torrid meteor shower -- taurid meteor shower tonight. 86 degrees today, normally 88 degrees -- 88 degrees today, normally 86 degrees.
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you can see that was the sunrise early in the day. at 9 pm, 74 degrees, partly cloudy. 67 degrees at 7 am and 82 degrees at 7 am. a similar day tomorrow. temps mostly in the upper 70s and low 80s. 78 degrees palm harbor. 73 degrees in lake placid. dryer conditions remain aloft. that's the red color on our water vapor image. a few sprinkles driven by a a stronger easterly wind into the east coast, specifically places like jacksonville. a few extra clouds there. high pressure will continue to control. to the north of us, shower chances are very low. friday morning, a similar start. warmer like we saw this morning. the front comes through later in the day with maybe a few extra clouds and a spengler two but the rain chances are very low with the passage of this rain front. we just and develop a whole lot of moisture ahead of the front. it will continue to push south.
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humidity but earlier in the week we thought it might be a bigger change. that northeasterly flowable kick in for saturday afternoon. pleasant weather conditions overall. the front is going through with the meister forecast showing dryer air to the north. earlier in the week, those bredar yellows and oranges would have been farther south but we will see a slight chains emma not as much as we previously anticipated. rain chances low friday, saturday and sunday. sunday morning, a little bit cooler. when you get up there of sleep, monday, tuesday, high temperatures, low 80s. overnight low temperatures in the mid-60s. this is a nice range of temperatures. i was out this morning cleaning out the pool and i thought this is really a great time of year. not really cold. comfortable. just into our newsroom, new video of the man arrested in the hit and run in polk county. the polk county sheriff's office actually drove up with
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the patrol car. he is 71 years old. 8 on your side was on their -- was there and try to ask him a few questions. >> reporter: do you have anything to say for yourself? >> kind of a look and then a look away. lewis is accused of injuring a deputy and killing a mother in lake wales. we will have mutate -- new details as we get them. sports is live at raymond james stadium next. tonight at your official bucs station, news channel 8. and don't miss your nbc favorites over on great 38. chicago med at 9:00, the blacklist at 10:00 and
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>> they have beaten atlanta three times in a row though. those with decently good short- term memories may recall the bucs beat the falcons already this season way back in week one. it feels like forever ago. the falcons won five of the next seven but the consensus seems to be this is more or less the same atlanta team doing what they do a little better. >> i think they kind of there. >> they are a good team. they are going to stack of those winds eventually -- wins eventually. >> they are playing with confidence, rolling, getting big wins. there coming to our house. it's a big game for both of us. >> reporter: the bucs aren't the only show in town. the lightning takes on the bruins. that's following a roller coaster six-game road trip.
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over the islanders could spark a turnaround after their three- game losing streak. >> i think we are excited to get back in front of our fans. that was a long road trip to say the least. we will be ready to go. i think we need to build off the last game. i think that was probably our best game of the season. it was just the focus and the details of the game reporter: last night, one of the best sporting events i have seen. one of those rare, pure sports. >> you know exactly where you were. the chicago cubs ending their eight year drought in the world series with an 8-7 win. >> unhittable pitches being hit. a bizarre rain delay and extra innings. >> reporter: a lot of bay area fans proud of joe maddon today. >> i totally respect what has
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if you just want to carry the burden with you all the time, tonight would never happen. for me, it was trying to to find this whole thing. that's where really running towards expectations and running towards pressure was really important as opposed to running away from them. >> of got to admit, all the reaction videos today, especially the older cubs fans, i have been choked up all day. the lightning at the same time is the bucs. we're going to have a good time. don't forget to join us out here. we can't get close enough to say goodbye to you guys. we will see you later tonight. >> it should be a good game tonight. a lot on the line. >> paul was saying do you remember where you were? i was in bed watching it. going this is never going to end. >> i was not sure about the
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