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petersburg skyline in the background. wint in our hair. this was political rally and partly a campaign speech and campaign rally as well. the vice-president was here he spoke for about 20 minutes. told the crowd of several hundred including people in the overflow area that the election is in the hands of florida voters. he said voting is a tremendous obligation saying if hillary wins in florida it is over. he also took several jabs at donald trump. >> this guy's already world. this is a race between a man who praises vladimir putin pursues putin and a woman who expands our alliancees and knows who our foes are. >>reporter: there he is the man himself jimmy buffett sank for about 20 minutes we heard
several candidates we heard from asked the crowd if they already voted most of the hands went up meaning rallies like this are purely for the few who have not cast a ballot. vice-president says the choice between the candidates tonight is between a candidate who inspires fear and different is and hope and optimism. a i canvassed the people and got reaction if it actually changed any minds we'll have that for you at 11:00. >> thank you for that president and hillary her husband bill clinton for a big rally there. president obama and michelle obama will be there. talking about headliners in the concert world bruce springsteen and john bon jovi will be portion. donald trump took the stage in sarasota. john rogers continues our team coverage tonight from wrote barred arena that's where trump was earlier today. good evening john.
filing into wrote barreds arena. there wasn't enough room so loud speakers will to out here for the hundreds of overflow. during his nearly hour long message donald trump stayed on topic sharing his economic agenda plans to repeal obamacare and plans for military defense. he expressed his views that the system is rigged to support hillary clinton but he surprisingly did not spend much time addressing the latest news that the fbi will not file charges against her. he ended though with an inspirational tone as >> i'm asking you to dream big because with your vote we are just one day way from the change you've been waiting for your entire life. >>reporter: he has quite a a full i tin rare after here he flew to north carolina now he's in pennsylvania new hampshire. he's holding a rally with pens
monitoring polls across the country tomorrow and they are keeping a close watch on hillsborough county. they are sending monitors to various polling places all across the county. their job is to make sure that the federal voting laws are being followed. tonight we're joined by florida newsman brendan mclaughlin he's going to be here with us tonight as well as tomorrow providing his speaker respective as a long time florida political observer. >> you and me both. >> we've both been there seen unite a bit happen in floor there's no surprise florida being keeping a close watch on what we do here in hillsborough county. ply first question to you is you think we'll go to bed tuesday night knowing which candidate for presidency won? >> i think you might know by the time you finish dinner. if you don't eat too early. because here's my take on it. the early states of ohio and north carolina the polls there close at 7:30 so if you see a trump defeat in one or the
female president. if not, if trump manages to hold that fire wall of ohio and north carolina, then all eyes turn to florida. of course you and i were both here in 2000 where 537 votes separated the winner and loser. >> it was unbelievable the entire nation watched it was a big deal and that's why all eyes remain on florida to this day. but how do you see the florida u.s. you have marco rubio and patrick murphy. >> patrick murphy if he does pull out an unlikely win should thank president obama he and joe biden have been stalwart supporters been in his corner have spoken for him. that ties him to hillary clinton which is endorsement that could cut both ways. the rival marco rubio has done his best to distance himself from the top of the ticket donald trump. he has not unendorsed him but
>> hillary clinton -- the democrats about 08,000 vote lead in florida in the early voting. quick word on the congressional district 13. charlie crist david jolly. >> i call it the battle of the nice guys. these are two gentlemen david jolly he is fight for his incumbent seat it's a district redrawn many more democrats now charlie crist stale political icon in florida who's probably got the upper hand in that race. >> about 20,000 more democrats in the district. brendan mclaughlin thank you for being here of co it's going to be exciting. >> it sure will. >> news channel 8 is your headquarters for election day. stay tuned for updates all day long. check wfla.com or our news app and follow us on social media using #wfla politics. before you head to the polls check our election guide on wfla.com for everything you need to know. new tonight a terrifying encounter for a lakeland
up and held guns to their heads. police caught three of the suspects but they are still looking for a fourth tonight. melissa marino jones us live in lakeland where that search continues. >>reporter: what's really scary police tell me this was completely random. i spoke with this couple they are thankful they only lost possessions. claudia citizen ten was in her doorway when the terror began. >> the doorbell rings at 0 a prank but when she opened the door four men ambushed her. one put a gun to her head and tied her up with a table runner. claudia's screams woke her husband charles he wrap to help but was stopped by the barrel of a gun. >> pointed a couple of inches from my head and pushed me back into the germ. >>reporter: the couple says one of the suspects did all of the caulk talking. >> he then started screaming
didn't give him more money. he also started shouting at the rest of the people in the house. well get the tvs. >>reporter: after 30 minutes the suspects made off with electronics, cash, the couple's car and even an urn with their dog's ashes. 45 minutes later officers spotted a different stolen car crashed in the ditch. 3 of the then there's 19-year-old isaiah coffee who had a lot to say. >> do you have anything to say to the couple? >>reporter: as for the citizen tens they are thankful it wasn't worse. >> the bottom line is we're here and safe. >>reporter: absolutely. and police believe the fourth suspect the possible ringleader is driving the couple's stolen car that is a black 2012 buick
guc84. >> melissa marino live in lakeland. still to come she's not your typical bank robber. >> details on the unusual hold up in st. petersburg and what police are learning about the suspect. >> plus you foot the bill whether you like it or not. the water thousands of customers need to pay for even if they don't use a drop. . temperatures already dropping into the 70s should be a very comfortable evening. we topped out at 82 degrees which is a little warm for this time of year. we'll look at your election day
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hand at bartow elementary school for two young crash victims. ronald green, iii and say rye a green died in the crash over the weekend along with their father. he was speeding on i-75 in brandon and lost control maserati. the children's mother is in critical condition. two hillsborough county deputies are being credited for helping an elderly couple get to safety during an apartment fire in brandon. the deputies arrived at the park at sea ena complex before firefighters did. no one was injured. about 30 units have smoke damage. st. petersburg police are looking for a woman who robbed a bank today. police tell us she walked into the bank of america on 62nd avenue north and handed the
some cash. police believe she's between 50 and 60 years old. have a good look at her right there. water they have to pay for it whether they use it or not. >> coming up why thousands of taxpayers are required to pay for a utility they don't even use. with amendment 1, you don't pay for someone else's solar. to stop unfair subsidies, vote yes on amendment 1.
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thousands of residents pay for reclaimed water in the city of clearwater, but half of them never use a drop. one homeowner who's been paying a reclaimed bill for about 7 years now was crying foul and that is why mark's on it tonight. mark if thousands of clearwater residents aren't getting reclaimed water, why are they paying? i mean what are they paying for? >> access keith. they are paying for access whether they want it or not. now in the case of wayne mely he doesn't want pay the bill. >> i've got an empty hole. there's nothing in there. >>reporter: wayne mely hasn't used so much of a drop of water from clearwater's reclaimed water system in 7 years. but he sure is paying for it. >> this is a hole in the ground you pour money into. >> exactly. that's exactly what it is. >>reporter: back in 2009 mely paid a thousand dollars to install a well for his irrigation system. later that year the city laid pipe for reclaimed water on his
>> it's me paying for a product and a service that i'm not using. >>reporter: the city of clearwater just increased the price mely and every one of his neighbors pay for access to reclaimed irrigation water. the cost is now $13.83 a month. he figures he she would out more than a thousand dollars so far about the same as he paid for his private well. and that's not all. >> you're being charged for tax on top of that fee for something you don't use. >> is access to reclaimed water. >>reporter: it turns out mely is just one of 3586 clearwater utility customers who now pay $50,095,000 a year for access to reclaimed water they don't use. >> i don't think it's fair at all. >>reporter: maybe he doesn't. but the city thinks it's just dandy. >> everybody pays for the availability of it for the infrastructure that were built around that neighborhood.
you don't use' claimed water you don't pay for it why not do that in clearwater wouldn't that be fair. >> i'm not sure their system versus ours. >> it's paying for a product and service i'm not using and never have used. >>reporter: the city compares this reclaimed water fee structure to school taxes. not every win has kids but everyone pays for schools. now mely did use the water. if he did use the water he would pay even more a dollar 15 for every thousand gallons. >> just want looks great but that's from well water. what can you do? if you're one of those 3500 people that aren't even using this and you're paying for it what do you do? >> in this case the city says you can fight city hall. go to the city hall talk to council members talk to the mayor. we put those numbers on our web site. go to the next council meeting. if you do that call us first. we'll be there too. >> mark douglas.
now after the time change this weekend. 75 degrees. civil twilight after sunset now. out in lakeland essentially dark 72 degrees with that northeast wind at 4 miles per hour. searching for some rain the last time we had measurable rainfall this is back in october on the 15th. so count up the days since then as we get through october in the november, 23 days today without rainfall at least at tampa international. measurable rainfall. so it's a fairly dry and it is dry season living up to its na 65 degrees as the polls open tomorrow. mild and comfy for the voting before work. 76 degrees midday for lunch time. and then as polls close 74 degrees a gorgeous evening. weather not a problem. go out and vote. nice shot from alyssa, very nice sunset beautiful sunday sets. look at that sky from kelley in apollo beach. kelly lang beautiful shot. good timing there.
degrees at 4:00 p.m. high for tomorrow temps mostly in the 70s already falling. dew point, lower. even though we got to 82 for a high today temp temps are in the '70s. cooler in brooksville. >> pleasant and cool 67 degrees. across the southeast few showers and thunderstorms back to the west. coach headed our way. few high clouds streaming from in the west. easterly flow has been persistent for 3 weeks now. and high pressure is the reason us. there is the are p.m. forecast computer model. breezy mild pure easterly flow is still in place and been breezy at times even throughout the day today. although lesser so probably this evening. at noon as we mentioned beautiful weather for getting out the vote. monday afternoon mix of sunshine and clouds above normal temperatures probably by a couple of degrees as we get into the afternoon hours.
stirred up in the gulf of mexico. wire not developing or build up a lot of deep at firework moisture we're not expecting much in the way of precip along the boundary. we see a dry stable air in place for the short term. midweek upper level moisture wedge into the statement always i mention most of the participation in the computer models far back to west. rain chances are that's pretty close to our averages. 80 degrees for highly wednesday with a passage of that front on thursday note the temperatures will cool down just a little bit that will feel pretty good veteran's day coming up at the end of the week. of course we have the heart walk coming up on saturday. nice weather for that too we hope. good weather for the voting tomorrow. we want folks to get out not use weather as an excuse to participate in their government. sunday 79 degrees for high monday, tuesday temps near 80. really nice stretch of weather.
cooperated through the whole early voting period. >> no excuses there. as you mentioned the tampa bay heart walk is five days away. dorothy sell inski thank you for your $50. linda we could have $25. mary thomas gave $25. we want to give a shout out to those of you being geneus will continue to scroll names all this week leading up to the heart walk saturday at raymond james stadium and it is not too late to join my team and doe in nature go to wfla.com/heart walk. >> you'll be over your cold by saturday. >> hopefully. i'm glad i got it last week. >> dan you l sits down with bucks head coach for this edition of cutter's corner. >> the bucs have had a few
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while bucks players took a few much needed days off over the weekend. the bucs
coaches broke down two game films trying to figure out what's going on with this defense. tonight's exclusive koetter's corner interview isolated one big problem but more bad knew with injuries. >> anton smith to me that might be the biggest loss
that's just trying to keep it going. what are we doing here at the running back position three guys who have been in the camp but looking forward. this is still a position that has to come up for you. >> yeah well all these injuries are heartbreaking on their own level. at some point we're going to get doug martin back. at some point we're going to get charles simms back. in the meantime we're asking these guys to hold the fort down aon few plays and freak thing at the end of the game he catches a check down pass a guy tries to tackle him from behind families on the back of his leg. >> peyton, russell mike james these are guys went through the offseason. is that confidence for the entire team knowing these guys aren't coming off the street here and trying to learn on the go. they are ready to step in. >>reporter: there's times you have to go that way you have to bring guys off the street and that's always the trick. it is nice that you have guys
say well what does that mean again? now you still have to go out there and play against a good chicago defense. >> defensively you've will some time obviously to look at two games recommend free the past week. is there one particular thing you can say look change this. >> there's multiple things in all phases including coaching. but part of the main thing on defense is just our communicn. the coach to the headset from the headset to the players passed throughout defense so the guys they have the call they can look at the formation see what the tendencies are make their adjustments. from there we have a list of things and like you said over the two games we went overall that stuff with the players today on monday, and they will have one more day off and then we'll see what we can apply starting wednesday. >> sometimes it's hard in
open? do guys whether it's linebackers or defensive backs, are there times on a play when they are given a choice they can do their best estimation of what they need to do or are they getting off assignment that causes guys -- >> definitely the latter. when you see a guy as open as we had a couple of guys it was two guys jumping the same receiver that goes back to communication, and we had a couple of times the other night where we had two guys jumping one receiver and the other guy unfortunately free. that's should be basic enough stuff, but if we're having trouble with it, that's telling us that we got to go back to the drawing board and get that right. >> wfla.com uncut version interesting insights. also lightning play on the road think. nikita k the number one star in the nhl this week. >> for a week it's great. >> all right. >> steve's doing russian.
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always have, and always will. this is mike's office. if he doesn't show up, he doesn't get paid. too often 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, we've got to start solving problems instead of pointing fingers. i am patrick murphy and i approve this message
tonight, it's crunch time. the whirlwind final hours for hillary clinton and donald trump. the campaign nearly over, the polls soon to open. both sides barn storming battlegrounds midnight. and after a marathon campaign, it all comes down to this, the math and the map. who has the upper hand? also tonight, securing the election. intelligence sources tell nbc news, it's all hands on deck. an unprecedented plan, top secret facilities, security locations underground. and a massive show of force in new york city, where team clinton, team trump, and the eyes of the world will converge.