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i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. 4 days to the presidential election and florida is more important than ever. breaking this morning, the state may be leaning in a new direction as both campaigns plan new events right here in tampa bay. >> and deputies say he struck and killed a local mom and badly hurt the deputy trying to help her. new information this morning about an accused hit and run driver charged with leaving his victims to die. >> plus a rough night at raymond james stadium, our tampa bay bucs slammed by the atlanta
work week, most of you least. let's get your friday forecast. it is comfortable this morning maybe running 1 or 2 degrees cooler than this time yesterday although still above average. brooksville starting your day at 58, 61 in lakeland, 66 in sarasota. i expect the afternoon high to be 83 degrees. just today the average went down to 80. so we're supposed to be cooling down, and a cold front comes through tonight. still now heading right through the atlanta area. i'll tell you when it gets here and the impact it has on us. and we're going to let you know what's happening on the roads right now. great drive in the bay area. bridges looking pretty good. let's take a look at travel times on 275, toll to toll a 10-minute commute. venice connector that's only going to take you about 7 minutes if
i-75 looks good and also on 275 into hillsborough into downtown tampa. that's a look at weather and traffic. on the campaign trail hillary clinton, donald trump and their supporters have raised back and forth all across our state this week fighting for your vote. >> and now a new nbc poll shows that campaigning may be having an impact for hillary clinton. . >> well as you know, hillary clin been running neck and neck in florida, but a new nbc survey monkey poll out last night shows florida might be moving back into clinton's column. that survey was taken between october 27th and november 2nd. the results show clinton has retaken the lead, but with only a 2 point edge over donald trump, florida is still a tough call. the i-4 corridor is
focus is on registered voters younger than 50. usf political science professor mcmannis says with so many colleges and universities along the i-4 corridor targeting that demo could be a game changer. >> most competitive part of florida, it's the swing part of the swing state. . >> and both parties breaking overnight the trump campaign announced that donald trump will hold a rally at the florida state fair grounds saturday at 10 a.m. and hillary clinton's running mate tim kaine will be joined by rocker jon bon jovi for a get out to vote rally, that event starts at 6 p.m. the bottom line here: neither campaign is ready to give up on florida or take it for granted.
interesting to see how things unfold. well, rick perry will campaign in tampa today for donald trump. he will visit 2 offices in tampa. you'll remember governor perry was a presidential candidate early in the 2016 election cycle but later dropped out and endorsed trump. well, this is the last weekend to vote early and avoid those big crowds. in hillsborough county more than 330,000 p voted, pinellas county more than 260,000, nearly 120,000 people in pasco county have voted early. early votes runs through sunday and if you miss that deadline you will have to cast your ballot on election day and deal with the crowds. well, this sunday morning we're getting prepared for election day with a one hour television special. we're going to have coverage on all the big races impacting our area including the race for president. a special episode of
happening today a 71-year old man accused of hitting and killing a mother and injuring a sheriffs department will be in court in several hours. charles lewis is in jail right now and will go before a judge this afternoon. we're live at the polk county sheriffs office this morning. so a tipst recollection is giving credit about lewis. >> reporter: apparently someone called the sheriffs office here in polk county and where to find the suspect and the blue pickup truck he was allegedly driving during the incident. charles lewis is accused of driving drunk after a party saturday morning appeared hitting and killing otero, deputy pinell who previously stopped to help her was also hit but survived. investigators explained lewis confessed and claimed he knew he hit something but never stopped. the polk
line and told them where to find lewis and his truck. >> our homicide team from traffic investigations turned looking for the house. they didn't have a house number. they were preparing to go door to door when low and be hold who's driving down the road in a blue pickup truck but or suspect charlie lewis. >> reporter: lewis faces 2 charges leaving traffic crash causing serious bodily injury and leaving the scene of a traffic crash causing death. he's expected in a polk county courtroom at 1:00 this afternoon. count on 8 on your side to be there and have the very latest throughout the day. >> all right. we'll look for those updates. thanks. 5:36. nearly 2-dozen animals taken from a pasco county home from a hoarding case will be up for adoption soon. 17 cats and 4 dogs were removed.
owned them was overwhelmed. she turned the cats and dogs over to animal services and was find for not having their shots up to date. to adopt them county pasco county animal services. st. petersburg is moving forward on fixing its sewage system. the mayor presented his plan for improvements. it includes lining pipes and fixing manhole covers. officials also discussed expanding 2 water retention facilities, and reopening the albert treatment plant. the plan comes after millions of gallons of sewage was dumped into the bay when the city's sewage system was overwhelmed by water. all right, seconds away from 5:38 on this friday morning. what does the weekend look like? not too bad. we are going to bring in cooler air, not quite as cool as we were originally thinking but it's going to bring us back to average which this time of the
front. start in the upper 60s, each hour of the day it warms up. we'll make it up to about 83 at 40, still 80 as 6 p.m. as you head home from work. if you're heading out to the high school football games mostly dry, 78 degrees at kick off, half time 74 and comfortable. the breezes may start to pick up, final play around 71 degrees. like i said, it's not signan the front. tomorrow 80 and 82 on sunday. with the breeze you'll notice the difference. and next week, a thumbs up. we check on traffic on the 8s. tell you what we're kicking off to a nice weekend. you know, it is friday, so fingers crossed this is going to continue. right now it looks like we've got a pretty good drive, great drive on u.s. 41, again the reasons it's yellow is
area and looking very good in lakeland on i-4 and 75 as pasco. that's a look at weather and traffic on the 8s. looking at sports bucs fans are waking up disappointed this morning after the falcons walked all over the bucs. it hurts more when it happens at home, right. >> the final score 43-28. paul ryan joins us now with a look at what went wrong. the national football league are generally regarded as so important that many will tell you they count twice. if that's the case they lost twice thursday night. they got beat and beat up. after trading blows in the first half the bucs let the game get away from them in the third. ryan torching the defense to 244 yards and 4 touchdowns, meanwhile player
injuries. evans, and winston. . >> i feel great. >> [audio difficulty]. >> because my coach took me out. . >> was it related to injury? >> no. >> and now the bucs head back to the drawing board. >> we need to reload. we've got to -- something has te . >> the buccaneers will be off until monday when they get back to work preparing for another home game against the chicago bears next sunday. well, they were number one in the ivy league. >> but now this top ranked soccer team is benched thanks to some rude remarks. >> plus an old scam but this time around there's a new twist a local woman is out 600 bucks. could it happen to you?
a warning about an old scam still making the rounds. it involves a caller pretending to be from the irs and demand ago person pay back taxes with gift cards. this happened to a woman from pasco county. she cards from target after she received the threatening call. >> and i knew, i knew in the back of hi head it was all wrong. but i did it any way because i was terrified. . >> as she was giving the scammer the gift card access numbers she realized it was a scam and called the pasco county sheriffs office. deputies told her to cancel the cards. she did but not before they used $600 from the cards.
target september her new cards but she wants a refund so she can pay bills. a target spokesperson says she need to say call the company directly. she claims she has. a protest over that controversial oil pipeline shut down the state capital there. about 50 members of the group for standing rock marched around the capital demanding a meeting. meanwhile others held a sit-in. it set off capital building. 14 were arrested inside the building, those who remained outside were not arrested. a 7th stay of execution for this alabama inmate convicted of murder for hire. the supreme court issued the order just one hour before 74-year old arthur's death warrant expired. the justices need more time to consider whether to take up this case. at issue here is the sedative used in alabama's
botched excuses. thousands of people were forced to evacuate after a power outage at the paris casino hoe toll on the las vegas strip. officials say it happened yesterday morning when a worker cut into the main power line which also killed the back up generators. no injuries were record. it's still unknown when full power will be restored. harvard university has suspended its men's soccer team for the rest of the season officer sexual they're accused of ranking the female athletes. an investigation into the team from 2012 found that they're quote appalling comments were not isolated. they have evidently continued through the current season. you've got to see this. caught on camera, an officer rescuing a woman having a heart attack right on the side of the road. you see the officers jumps out of his car, run to say that truck. the officer helps
there. quickly he starts cpr. shortly thereafter she starts by rushed to the hospital. . >> that's the first time it's ever been i've truly saved somebody's life. >> she woke up days after the nearly fatal attack. doctors explain her heart attack was so severe that only 10% of people usually survive. they added that she would not have survived the 20-minute drive to the hospital if the offic did. >> what a miracle. women, some big plans underway that will give you more vacation cruise options out of tampa. carnival announced it will move its ship miracle to port of tampa bay. it will take passengers on 7-day cruises. the ship holds about 2,000 passengers. the new cruises will set sail in january of 2018.
a volcano, kind of. next summer volcano bay opens next summer. this is pretty neat to ride it you don't have to wait in line. the park will give guest as wrist band that alerts the guests when it's their turn to ride. from the broadway hit show wicked the waterfront in downtown tampa is the place to be this weekend for live in some of the best show performers and r and b powerhouse and nbc the voice super star fearing is performing live. . >> i've been here since i was 14 years old so it's kind of like family to me now. and to be able to do this is just amazing. >> a florida native -- i mean sorry she's a hudson florida
show the voice. she told me she'll never for get how it launched her into a successful career. >> i was like mom i want to do -- i want to dance, sing and act at the same time. she was like let's go go to the conservatory. it was right here. i'm like mom that's amazing. kids can come in wherever they are and put their talent into work. >> so cute that she's still encouraging other young people to use this resource. production deal. and you can catch her live sunday. it's a free event. >> nice. i love that she's this big star, here she is back at home performing for the hometown. >> she's adorable. . >> all right if you want details go to wfla.com. it's friday. >> yes, it should be great weather for that outside especially on sunday. 68 degrees at 8 a.m., this morning still mild, above
cooler than yesterday morning. mostly sunny and 78 at noon, 83 at 4 p.m. and i left in a 10% rain chance, a very weak cold front is coming in later today. otherwise right now 61 in bartow. there's the cold front now. it's not even producing any rainfall to our north. maybe a few sprinkles in alabama at this point. so long range forecast doesn't arrive today so overnight as the cold front comes through right behind the front the winds are going to get stronger. saturday is going to be a breezier day and cooler but not chilly just returning us to the average high of 80. sunday and most of next week though very comfortable, most am dry, near normal temperatures and don't forget saturday night time to fall back and get that extra hour of sleep. >>. all right looking at traffic
our sun coast parkway. once you transfer onto our veterans expressway, i-75 over in manatee county looks great also in sarasota we don't have any construction right now around university. injuring yourself through the simple act of opening a door or a cabinet. >> yeah, it's happening to people across america, the recall alert for faulty door knobs that you need to hear next
. pier 1 imports recalling more than 150,000 glass knobs. they say they can shatter when you use them. they were sold in 7 coloit head over to our website wfla.com that's where you'll find more specifics on this recall. . and many use apple's interestingly shaped peach emoji to refer to their own or perhaps someone else's rear end. that could change with the new ios update. take a look at the new design. there it is, it looks less like a behind and more like
>> well, there you go. before and after. the change is disappointing fans of the original design, many taking to social media demanding the return of the old so-called peach butt. that's what people call it. >> it could become one of the hottest toys this holiday season the hatchamal. it's already sold out. kids much nuture the egto they can teach the toy to walk and talk. they run about 507 bucks but so popular that some people are already selling them for $100 to get this a thousand dollars. man as a part you must really want your kid to have one of those. >> you probably shouldn't take that egg out to the soccer field. that's now how you nuture an egg. they look like furbys. >> they do.
hour flying with dragons, we're live at jefferson high with this morning's blitz. >> reporter: good morning to you and happy friday. we're out here with the dragons of jefferson high school in tampa as they prepare for a big game against the long horns. we'll have all the fun from the friday morning blitz pep rally coming up. check out this band. hillary clinton: i'm
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# 3 degrees this afternoon, slightly above average, very little rain today before the cold fronted comes through tonight. low of 66, now, it will be breezy on saturday, feeling cooler around 80 degrees and don't forget saturday night it's time to fall back, get an extra hour of sleep and sunday very craft table at 82. traffic is a comfortable ride. i-4 looks great, folks.
wonderful drive from lakeland ah plants city. pasco county new crash to talk e of dade city, an antonio way. marco rubio didn't show up and
failed us when he did. i am patrick murphy. to get things done, you've got to show up. you've got to work together. whether it's protecting social security and women's health care or growing the economy, s. i am patrick murphy and i approve this message because i'll never stop working for you. under state attorney mark ober's watch, rape and sexual assault are on the rise. ober is not just ineffective, he declined to prosecute a man who forced a girl into sexual slavery, even blamed the victim. ober: she was with him voluntarily. our community deserves new leadership.
andrew warren for state attorney. it's time for new leadership. . an arrest in a deadly hit and run crash that killed a woman and injured a polk county deputy, how deputies say they tracked down the suspect surprising confession he made when they found him. >> also melania's pledge to fight cyber bully, how she says she would like to combat bullying as first lady. >> and across -- the cross bay ferry starts operating today, a new way to travel between st. petersburg and tampa. we, goal and welcome to news channel 8 today.