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%f0 breaking news overnight, two shootings in one night in st. petersburg. in one of those, two people sitting in a car at 9th avenue north and 37th street near the library were shot. they are ex investigators aren't revealing a motive but speculate drugs played a role. and a deadly shooting in st. petersburg and police believe it may an accident. a man was shot at 22nd avenue south and 48th street. he showed up at the hospital and later died but police don't expect charges to be filed. and tracking the tropics this morning. overnight, tropical depression six formed over the atlantic. it could become tropical storm fiona. we will have the latest on its track.
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i'm gayle guyardo. >> and i'm gene ramirez. let's find out what's happening weather-wise with leigh spann. good morning. good morning. it has been some hot days. we didn't hit a record yesterday. but we were close. sarasota, 97. the old record was 99. just glad we didn't actually hit that. in tampa, 94 was the high temperature. the old record of 97. heading back to school on this scorcher of a day, 79 degrees for the first class. 89degrees by and 92 when the final bell rings. and that's when the rain chances really start ramping up. notice at noon, 1:00, 2:00, 10 to 20% rain chance. but after 3:00 wpm the kids are -- 3:00 p.m. when the kids are coming home, a 40% chance. i am tracking tropical depression six for you. we have the latest track. and leslee lacey has the roadways. it's starting to look a little better on the howard frankland bridge. >> good. >> just in the fact that there's more vehicles onscene, they have a tow truck trying to
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of there. but at this point, two left lanes are still blocked. we are closer to rush hour but very good drive across the bridge. only about seven minutes. two left lanes taken away northbound. meliek on the street, he is on the scene. and as you can see, we have a couple police vehicles out here. some cones on the roadway. and also that vehicle as he pans over. the vehicle is now on the tow truck. so this is some very good news. i expect in just a few minutes that gentleman is going to take the truck out and it's goi be cleared from the scene. meanwhile, as you back up, you can still debris in the left lanes so they got to get that cleaned up but looking at it being cleared up soon. that's a look at weather and traffic. back to gene and gayle. >> thank you. future of a tampa nursing home is in question. worker, residents and lawmakers will plead to keep university village open after an 8 on your side investigation revealed problems with the facility from broken air conditioning to
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there live. now they want it to stay open? >> reporter: exactly. university village behind me has been plagued with problems for years but now it's under new management and workers and residents think it should be given a second chance. they plan to and the agency for health care administration to keep the center open. it recently came under new management. last month, the judge recommended that the owners pay a $10,000 fine and that the state revoke the home's license but workers want to keep their jobs and residents want to keep their homes. people who live here tell 8 on your side conditions continue to worsen, flooding, broken air conditioning, leaky roof. lawsuits diverted money that residents claim should be used to help fix up the place. >> right now, the biggest thing is the lack of air conditioning. >> the buffet dining room, no air conditioning. the buffet is hot before you start.
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everything. people are worried the minute their air conditioner goes that they won't get another one. >> reporter: the agency for health care administration plans to pull the plug next month. workers hope the new management company can run things a whole lot better. back here live this morning, we will be at a meeting here at 11:00 this morning which will include city leaders, care givers and residents and we hope to have an outcome later today. >> we will see what happens then. thank you. this morning, a horrifying case of child negligen custody after they were found living in deplorable conditions. the couple taking care of them are now in jail. >> these children lived as if they were animals in a cage. i mean, that's the reality. >> that's how a hillsborough county judge reacted when the 45-year-old barbara boone and the 65-year-old appeared in court. investigators claim the couple let five kids ages 8 through 17
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and without running water. in fact, they claim the kids were forced to use a bucket instead of a toilet. things were so bad in the home, it is now condemned and. more troubling, investigators tell us at least one child had not gone to school for two to three years and had trouble communicating. a hillsborough county teacher remains in critical condition after a deadly crash. sean hankins informs a car hit by an accused drunk driver. his friend caroline sign died and. now her family is talking to doctors about harvesting her organs. bryce mccloud is facing dui manslaughter charges. police claim he ran a red light, crashing into the car the teachers were parked in on park boulevard in pinellas county. right now, there's a $5,000 reward up for grabs for anyone that helps nab a cat kilter. man putting up the reward -- cat killer. the man putting up the reward
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howard frankland bridge to dump cats. lindsey mastis, tell us more about what's going on. >> reporter: well, gayle, so far, six cats are dead. two were rescued. this has been going on for months. one man has had enough. >> it's these people that have some type of disorder to abuse animals that we have to put behind bars. >> reporter: that is dan hester. he is the spay and neuter program called meow now. and he is putting up $5,000 of his own money as a reward. he has moved by a story we told you about, two women saw this guy get thrown from a window. luckily this cat was reserve list you coo. the florida highway patrol is putting the word out about the reward. and in order to get the money, you have to give information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for this.
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out as well. we have an arm on our wfla facebook page. share that. -- an article on our wfla facebook page. share that. >> thank you. happening today, governor rick scott will be in st. pete for the military defense and veterans opportunities summit. the florida chamber of commerce puts on at the vent to explore ways the community can support veterans with services and with jobs. republican presidential candide a classified intelligence briefing today in new york. it will be conducted by the office of director of national intelligence. since the 1950s, presidential candidates for president have received the intelligence briefings. officials explain the briefings are fairly general. new developments in at the mail scandal surrounding democratic presidential candidate hillary rodham clinton. the fbi turned over documents related to the investigation into clinton's use of a private
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information. in the document, the fbi explained why it did not recommend charging clinton. the time right now is 5:38 on this wednesday morning. how is it looking leigh? >> not too bad. clear sky, bright full moon. but once the sun comes up, it's going to start warming up quickly. we go from around 78 degrees at 7:00 a.m. right when the sun is coming up with the horizon all the way to 85 at 10:00 a.m. we hit 90 at 1:00 and soar past it to 93 at see the rainfall develop. notice the time for rainfall potential between now and 3:00 p.m., very little rain. but after that, we will see the storms push toward the i-75 corridor and the coast. and actually see some strong storms in the circled area along and west of i-75. and let's talk about tropical depression six. it formed overnight and should strengthen to tropical storm fiona. right now, it has winds of 35 miles per hour. moving northwest at 15 miles
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it could be fiona and generally staying out to sea, never getting strong at all. just keeping an eye on it for you. and we will check on traffic on the 8s as more people hit the door. they certainly are. and we are seeing more vehicles on the roadway. and this problem on the howard frankland bridge should be wrapping up before rush hour. here's the situation. we've still got the two left lanes taken away here. that tow truck still onscene but they have the crashed vehicle that was overturned on the -- vehicle that was overturned on si should be leaving soon. still debris in the left lane. and they have to clear that up. in the meantime, the two right lanes taken away. still it's only going to take seven minutes to cross that howard frankland bridge. no need to leave the house early just yet. that's a look at weather and traffic on the 8s. back to gene and gayle. >> thank you. pokimon go players targeted. >> still ahead, an 8 on your side warning about a scam.
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louisiana. the celebrity stepping in to help thousands of people flooded out of their homes. first, a 74-year-old florida man under arrest for shooting a alligator that was attacking a relative. the charges he is facing and the online outrage. you're watching news channel 8 today. my son has meningitis b. but how did we end up here? his mom thought he had the flu
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a sumpter man is fighting back after he was arrested for shooting an alligator that was threatening his horses and attacked his stepson. >> whenever he raised up, it looked like he shot out of a canon. never seen nothing like it. >> it was a burst of lightning like. it was just a surprise. >> that was the 74-year-old who you heard from first and then
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that gator attacked. it was nearly 10 feet long as you see here when it threatened his horses. he shot it several times and he says it clamped down on the leg. when sumpter deputies arrived, they arrested him. he is now facing charges of unlawfully killing that alligator. this story has a lot of you reacting this morning. we have seen nearly a thousand reactions, more than 500 shares on our facebook page so far. >> yeah, meredyth censullo is reading through the comments. what are peopling saying? >> reporter: meants continue come in -- comments continue to come in this morning. the overwhelming majority are team blanton. charles says the article states deputies surrounded the animal and a licensed trapper killed it. with that being said, why was he arrested for killing it? meanwhile, josh posted this a few minutes ago, if it's a nuisance or endangering your family, you have a right to defend your property. and one posted just a few
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comment up here. she says write the man a ticket and move on. it's funny when fish and wildlife looking for nuisance gator, it's okay to empty a lake full of gators in the process. and finally, david is team gator. he writes, he shot first and then his son approached the gator. which he knew was wounded. if you wound it first, and walk within reach, you're causing a secondary attack. so that response from david really seems in line with the florida stand your ground law. the law is animals. instead, necessity must be proven to a jury. guys, back to the you. >> folks have a lot to say. thank you. now an 8 on your side alert about a pokimon go scam. scammers could be targeting players through text messages. a mobile security firm claims they tracked thousands of scam alerts. the text messages promised access to rare characters or
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a website and sign up. officials warn this is a phishing scam to get access to contacts and other personal information. across america, devastation in southern louisiana. the red cross is calling this flooding the worst since superstorm sandy four years ago. officials report the flooding has damaged at least 40,000 homes. it's blamed for at least 11 deaths. experts estimate storms dumped more than 4 trillion-gallons of rain. now that's enough to million olympic-sized swimming pools. one celebrity is stepping in to help, singer taylor swift. she is donating a million dollars to louisiana flood relief. a desperate situation in the canons east of los angeles. a raging wildfire burning out of control. you can see here just how intense these flames are. so far, 9,000 acres and dozens of buildings including homes are burned. officials ordered 82,000 people to leave the area.
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the flames from the wildfire were whipped up into a firenado. that's when the intense heat combines with windy conditions, forming what you see there, a swirling tornado of fire. impressive sight. the aclu is urging state investigators to release body cam video from the fatal shooting of a black milwaukee man. violence erupted in the city's north side after he was shot by a black police officer saturday afternoon. police police chief claims video backs up the police account of the shooting but the public has yet to see it. your medical alert this morning, strollers and infant car seats are intended to keep our kids safe but children are still getting hurt using them. hundreds of thousands of kids were hurt in the last 20 years. many just getting bumps and bruises but for some, concussions were a problem. sometimes it comes down to operator error. experts warn parents to use the
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heavy things on strollers. and you want to make sure you buy models that are age and weight appropriate for your child. more gold for team usa. now american gymnast simone biles being called the greatest of all time in her sport. she won five medals, four golds and one bronze. that ties the most for an amer w olympics. her teammate won silver in the floor exercise. she walks away with three medals from rio. >> and for the men, he won silver in the men's parallel bars competition. it's the first medal in the parallel bars for team usa since 1996. there's lots of action for day 12 of the olympics. women's golf returns for the first time in 116 years.
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elimination round. and in beach volley ball, they suffered a devastating loss against brazil. they'll take on brazil's other team for bronze tonight. >> now for a look at the medal count. the u.s. remains dominant with 84 totals. 28 gold, 28 silver and 28 bronze. and china has a total of 51 followed by great britt moreno tan with 50. -- gr total of 50. >> this has been one of my favorite olympics of all-time with the back stories and the social media. >> with the social media, you get to see it through their eye and it's fun -- their eyes and it's fun to see the excitement. this is from clearwater beach over the gulf of mexico. that's the bright full moon setting over the gulf of mexico. isn't that beautiful? 78degrees. steamy. but that looks like a gold
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9degrees. should feel muggy once the sun -- love it. 79degrees. should feel muggy once the sun comes up. i really think most of the storms will come after lunchtime, around 4:00 p.m. and 93 degrees. right now, 75 in temple terrace. palm harbor, 77. 75 in lakeland. still getting some rain across the gulf coast. for us though, thing have been dry overnight. let's go into the future where cloud, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00 this morning. first few showerses just like yesterday start in polk county and highlands county around 1 :00. and then the storms get better coverage by 3:30 when the kids come home from school. but the strongest storms along and west of 75 this evening. leslee lacey, how about traffic on the 8s? the howard frankland bridge, let's go to meliek on
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and i understand that it looks like the tow truck was just removed from the roadway. as he pans over, that's where we saw the crashed up car on the left. it is gone. so that is some good news. and back to the camera shot that i have here. and you can see we still have activity out there. so there was a crashed up vehicle here that was tying up the left lane. tow truck has come and gone. and we have debris on the roadway. and then you will see the two vehicles leave the scene. in the meantime, th lanes are still the only ones that are getting by but this is the slowest portion. behind here, before you get to the camera shot, traffic is moving good. no need to leave early and it's going to be wrapped up very, very soon. and it will only take about seven minutes to cross the howard frankland bridge north. and you are looking at six minutes southbound. that's a look at weather and traffic on the 8s. back to gene and gayle. >> thank you. a mom-to-be takes to the water for therapy. >> courageous.
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she is nearly 40 weeks pregnant and posted this instagram video herself wakeboarding. she did get the doctor's okay before she started shredding the wakes. she claims wakeboarding gives her the perfect dose of stress relief. >> i feel like it would stress out some moms-to-be. >> i feel like it would induce pregnancy. weather and traffic on the
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%f0 it is 5:58 on this wednesday. middle of tech week, 77 degrees at tampa international airport. it's humid. and in fact, it's going to be a scorcher today, hitting 93 before the storms develop and those storms push toward the coast in the evening. some could be strong but i'll tell when you the pattern changes coming up. looking at the bay area. zooming in here, we have a collision. this one is off to the shoulder here.
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broken air conditioning, a leaky roof, well now a plea to keep this nursing home open. up next, how new management could bring new life to university village nursing center. and caring for the howard fr an animal lover is offering a big reward to help catch the person who is ditching the cats. we're live. and now that school is back, are you having trouble keeping up with everyone's schedule? just ahead, the apps that can help you better manage your time. good morning. i'm gayle guyardo. >> and i'm gene ramirez. it's 6:00 a.m. on this wednesday morning. let's get a check on the weather with leigh spann. >> yeah, exactly one hour from the sun coming up. this is kind of a muggy start,


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