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with the new york times. holiday danger just outside the door. i parking lots are hotspots for car crashes right now. i am stacie schaible. >> thank you for joining us. we begin with that tragedy in tennessee. a school bus driver in chattanooga is facing charges after the bus he was driving crashed. five children were killed, many more rushed to the hospital. josh benson is joining us from the tampa news center with what may be behind the horrific accident. >> reporter: police arrested johnthony walker and believe the cause of this terrible crash is speed. more than 18 hours after this bus crash took the lives of five young children, people stopped to watch as the wreckage was pulled away from the scene. >> we have of those deaths, three were in the fourth grade, one was a kindergartner and one was a first grader. >> reporter: the mangled metal
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>> christmas is not even on my list right now. i just can't think of anything right now. >> reporter: 35 students were on board when the bus flipped on its side, hitting a tree. police say the driver was going well over the 30 miles per hour speed limit before losing control of the bus. now he is facing five counts of vehicular manslaughter, reckless endangerment and reckless driving. >> they would always be with us throughout our lives. this is something we will never forget as a community. >> reporter: school leaders kept classes as usual on tuesday to provide counseling those -- for those who needed it. >> prefer this community. pray for the families that lost their children. >> reporter: while police handled the criminal side, the ntsb will handle the safety side and how it will affect transportation in the future. 12 students are currently in the hospital. six of them are in critical
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but are investigators looking into any other causes?>> they have obtained a warrant and will analyze the black box on the bus. they are hoping that will tell them exactly what happened if anything else. >> thank you. and the crash is bringing back traumatic memories for hillsborough county parents after their children's bus crashed last year. the bus landed in an odessa lake with more than 30 students on boar i know you spoke with some of those parents tonight, candace. >> reporter: this really hit close to home for many of those parents who found their child's school bus in this pond last september. for one family, the mother even broke down in tears when she saw the picture from chattanooga. >> it's absolutely horrible. >> reporter: the site of this bus on its side with children inside. it brings back an all too real memory for krishna.
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somehow we made it through. ifill lucky. >> reporter: his then seven- year-old daughter was in this bus when it crashed on nine eagles drive september of last year. she and the 30 other people on the bus walked away without serious injury. the driver was cited. investigators say he was speeding and then applied the break and the gas at the same time. now. she was able to process it and move on. she doesn't really know about the bus accident. we try to keep that stuff shielded. >> reporter: some students haven't returned to writing the bus after the accident. their parents say they will likely forever drive their kids to school. krishna believes all students should be asking questions. >> we want to know who is driving our kids, what
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hillsborough county tells me anybody can take by getting in touch with the school district and getting your driver's file. krishna helps good will come out of this tragedy. >> i am very curious as to what will happen with the case because i think that will set a precedent. >> reporter: that hillsborough county bus driver was cited for careless driving. he is fighting that citation in court but is no longer with the district. >> do you know, were there any changes made in the district since that local both -- local s hired a new safety instructor since the accident but that was something they were planning on doing and it wasn't in response to the accident. meanwhile, parents tell me they have a consistent bus driver which gives them a little bit of peace. >> candace mccowan reporting live for us. president-elect trump is heading to florida for thanksgiving but not before finishing business in manhattan today. a man who has made it clear that he is no fan of the media went to the new york times 48
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saying he does not want an investigation into hillary clinton. we have a look at what is coming out of that meeting today. kind of interesting i would imagine.>> reporter: the times says it was wide-ranging and began with a familiar grievance, the president-elect saying he is not being treated fairly. whether he was there to throw down an olive branch or a the new york times. the paper was a favorite target of his criticism during the campaign. >> i mean the new york times, which i call the failing new york times because it's losing a fortune. >> reporter: staffers who tweeted the hour-long meeting say he began with complaints about how he has been treated but suggests he wants to make peace with the paper and respect that. he said hillary clinton has suffered enough and declared he doesn't condone another email investigation but contends that
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"lock her up." >> there is a tradition in american politics that after you win an election, you put these things behind you. >> reporter: the president- elect distanced himself from people on the alternative right but criticized criticisms for steve bannon and breitbart news. he acknowledged his dc hotel is certainly worth more and acknowledged his brand is "hot air." he conflicts of interest and said the law is on his side. the president-elect also told the times he is leaning towards retired general james mattis as defense secretary, that came hours after he twitter teased ben carson as his potential housing secretary. >> no news conference yet from this president-elect. is that something we normally expect as the first few days go
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elect trump has not given a full on news conference since july 27. we are still waiting to see one going to get that and we're hoping it is a win and not and if. the president-elect is heading to florida for thanksgiving weekend. we don't know if we are actually going to see that departure and arrival as we would with just about any other president or president-elect. definitely a new way business. his media relations right now, or a little chilly to say the least.>> it's a new day for sure. brian moore live in washington dc, covering that for us. president obama is delivering his nanal presidential medals of freedom. the group of recipients is largely combined of democratic donors and individuals who supported him politically. the list includes ellen degeneres, actors tom hanks and
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saturday night live creator warren michaels, and microsoft founder bill gates and his wife melinda. tomorrow, president obama will pardon his last turkeys as president. we got a look at the birds named tatar and hot. they are from a farm in iowa and they will be at the white house for the formal pardon. then they will live out their turkey lives in peace instead of being a thanksgiving feast i guess.>> they call me tater tot. i you could call this a crash course during the holidays. >> what troopers are doing this holiday season to keep parking lots safer. also ahead tonight, he was hit four times and police fear the next time, someone could get hurt. how you could catch this serial robber. we started out chilly but a beautiful day with warm florida sunshine. temperatures in the mid-70s and the trend will carry on through the holiday coming up.
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normal abuse where a horse was butchered for its meat and an arrest is made. melanie michael in manatee county with that story coming up. it's a story you all may see on 8. >> we will have that and more on news channel 8, the station
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eagle 8 hd is brought to you by your local suncoast hyundai dealers. visit your local hyundai dealer today or visit >> right now, police are trying to track down a serial robber in clearwater. detectives say this man has rubbed four convenience stores and a 24-hour span. yesterday, he hit a speedway, a
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morning. although locations are in close proximity to each other. they would like to stop him before the crimes escalate. >> what he is doing is going in each time and implying that he has a gun and whether he has a gun or not who knows? so far he hasn't been violent but you don't know when that person might just snap and if somebody resists or sa what he might do. >> police say to contact them if you have any information. a man opens a packages>> ting medicine and an extended -- and instead it explodes. he now has injuries to his chest and pans. police first thought an inhaler got to close to a heat source and exploded but now they say it involved a "device." a robbery rampage at a high-
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surveillance video. you can see two people barging into the store and then they start smashing all the cases. one of them points a gun at the employees. they grab several watches before taking off. even though their faces are covered, police hope someone recognizes them. during the holidays, you can expect the roads to be busy but some of the busiest places for drivers are actually parking lots. hundreds of people die each year out of stores. john rodgers is now live in sarasota to explain the problem and it's something you don't usually think about. jacket certainly is a unique problem but it really is a problem. in fact, many stores are hiring off-duty troopers to work in these parking lots this but -- this black friday to address this. in wisconsin, this 92-year-old man had a hard time getting out of his parking lot. surveillance video shows him slam into nine cars on his way out. all across america in parking lots and parking garages,
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you're coming out of the store. >> reporter: mutlu realized this when she went to publix monday. >> someone came to really fast and didn't even see a man in the crossing. he had to go to the hospital. >> -- truck the national safety council says there are thousands of crashes a year resulting in more than 500 deaths and 60,000 injuries and parking lots and garages. with the holiday season approaching, especially vigilant. >> when people are in the parking lot, they assume the laws no longer apply. >> reporter: 49% of people admit to watching videos while driving in a parking lot and 52% have used social media and 42% have video chatted all while driving amidst cars and crowds of people. >> especially during this time of year they do get very crowded and people don't pay too much attention. >> reporter: so put down the phone and watch where you are
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picture you are not going to cause a crash or hit somebody. truck because holiday shopping season is supposed to be memorable, not tragic. this black friday here and and shopping plazas and malls all throughout sarasota county, you will find off-duty police officers and sheriff's deputies watching the traffic to make sure people are safe. it's just a reminder when you're out you're driving to your favorite store, to put down your phone and look around you so no one gets rt now, max defender 8, the world's most powerful radar and your storm team 8 forecast with chief meteorologist steve jerve. >> we certainly have a quiet max defender 8. would normally expect precipitation but a fairly dry month. that's not the case in the northern spots seeing quite a bit of snow but it's quiet right now.
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from syracuse, new york. very heavy snow around that area. 7 foot snow drifts in this area. most of this is lake effect snow. makes you long for those days if you have moved here. not even thanksgiving at. that makes for shoveling or the snowblower being pretty active in lorraine, new york. let's get back to st. pete beach where it's 74 degrees with a north wind at 1 miles per hour, light nd our thanksgiving forecast, i want to see these cameras. 66 degrees. you can see a little bit of a breeze at hyundai new port richey. clear skies. that's the case throughout the western part of pasco county and every place else. famous tate 72 degrees. tropical and 60, not too bad. freedom plaza, 71 degrees. an east wind at three meet me. our thanksgiving forecast, temperatures still about 81 degrees.
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the day with fog in the forecast the next couple of days. overall, comfortable temperatures. our forecast the next several days, temperatures close to average or slightly above by the end of the week. sunday, we drop again as a cold front subs and on saturday. at 9 pm, 64 degrees, clearing off with not as cold. 79 degrees at 4 pm. a few more clouds around the area because we're getting a more pure easterly flow and moisture combined with heating that will 'cumulus clouds across the peninsula but we're not anticipating precipitation. 67 degrees wiki watch it, brandon 70 degrees. around the rest of the country, a lot of folks will be hitting the road traveling across the country. near freezing in minneapolis, 38 degrees detroit, 40 degrees in new york, los angeles 65 degrees. in terms of delays at the airports, about 29 minutes in minneapolis and 126 minutes in new york city largely from the
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causing natural flight delays. that likely is weather-related in minneapolis and you can see why. the west coast is fairly quiet. we have a few rain showers and eventually snow showers at higher elevations in the pacific northwest. most of the snow occurring from the minneapolis area points to the arrowhead reason why they -- arrowhead region where they had snow a couple of days ago. you can see where the snow is located at the moment. combined with cooler not much happening in florida. just poke your nose at the window, hardly any clouds in the sky. we will likely pick up a few more clouds the next couple of days. we have a hurricane. this is the latest forming hurricane in the lower caribbean for this time of year. this is quite historic and that way. 74 miles per hour winds. as it gets her as a tropical -- a tropical storm, it will get a pacific name over central america. the hurricane watch is in place
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that was strong earlier, pretty quiet at the moment but it does go through cycles. this evening, generally clear skies, not as cool with that easterly flow. a bit more moisture in the atmosphere combined with the heat of the day. a few more clouds wednesday morning but in the afternoon, another nice day with a few more clouds. just feels milder because it has a bit more moisture in our atmosphere. 79 degrees wednesday, high temperature of 81 degrees for thursday which is mild. i talked about that cold front for saturday. not a real effective front -- [ gobble ] -- that precipitation helps drop the temperatures closer to more -- closer to normal. one more. >> [ gobble ]. tater tot. did you see the tater tot pardon? >> two very lucky iowa birds. if you're stressing out about hosting thanksgiving,
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>> we explain after the break. plus, legal trouble for chipotle. the reason some people are suing over their new burrito. start training now for the public's gasparilla distance
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well, being the host or hostess on thanksgiving can be stressful but now there is a hotline to help. bob evans and the emily post foundation are geared up to give hospitality advice. the number is 855 my table. there was or wednesday from 9 am to 7 pm and thanksgiving from 9 am to 1 pm.
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confrontations. >> don't do it. >> don't go in there -- don't go there in the first place. you can also use #holiday help. more trouble for chipotle. three people are suing the restaurant change, claiming they lied about the calorie count. the complaint actually specifically cites the chorizo burrito. tripole claims the chicken and pork wrap is about 300 cal. they even pushed it as a healthy item but the burrito may actually be 700 cal. the new menu item was supposed to help tripole recover after the 2015 e. coli crisis. starbucks man's, maybe you have noticed you are paying more to get your fix these days. the coffee giant quietly raised the cost of cold beverages and bakery items on november 10. this isn't their first price
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-- raised prices in july. an 8 on your side consumer alert. toyota is recalling minivans due to a problem with the sliding door. on sienna minivans, 2011 to 2016, the sliding door can open while you are driving. toyota is currently developing a remedy for the problem. uber is giving riders a way to complement their driver other than a five-star rating or cash. the ridesharing company introduced "compliments," allowing badge about what they must liked about their ride. drivers will receive an alert each time they receive a new badge. >> sometimes you get somebody really good and you just want to say thank you in a nice way. cash is always good. >> josh joins us for a look at 5:30 pm. a lot to tell you about. we told you yesterday about how florida set a record for
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kind of tours him is on the rise in the bay area. the reason canadians are coming here in droves. hurricane hermine hammered a tiny island and now neighbors are helping each other rebuild. we will get a look from the ground up next. what is tampa bay saying about max defender 8, the world's most powerful radar? >> it looks more high definition. >> it's wonderful. >> it gives you great information to be prepared. >> i feel safe and three-dimensional images. >> the weather is important. >> the weather is very important and that's why we are excited. >> i'm looking forward to watching it again. >> your team is so good.>> storm team 8 and max defender 8
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hey! is this enough? a little more... grandma! there you go... there's no more room. oh look who's here! i know i had one more... how's it looking? 20 more minutes... 8, 9... we need 1 more yes... let's enjoy. we need more rolls there was a little girl, and she became friends with every animal she met. it's getting late, grandma should go. one more?
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giving from publix.
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eagle 8 hd is brought to you by your local suncoast hyundai dealers. visit your local hyundai dealer today or visit >> right now on news ch south florida. he could have ties to a gruesome case in the bay area. i am jenn holloway. >> and i'm josh benson. you details in a savage case where a horse and manatee county was butchered alive for its me. and now a big bust just made in miami. cops are looking for connections between the cases and it's a story will only see on 8. melanie michael's is live for us now in palmettos.


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