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>> shevonne, man, it happens every time! >> every time! >> thanks a lot, steve. appreciate your time. [captioning made possible by warner bros. domestic television distribution] 3 this morning on good day: two deputies *hurt... in two bay area crashes. including one driver...who should have *never been on the road. 3 ((jen plus: the beyonce... backlash. why one of the year's hottest concerts... could now be a *security concern. 3 ((walter and... some local parents are making the trek to tallahassee today. why they're pushing... to let their kids *play. 3 3 ((walter)) 3 good morning.. and welcome to good day tampa bay... at 4:00. i'm walter allen. ((jen)) and i'm jennifer epstein. those stories in a minute, but now, a first look at your forecast... with dave.
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3 3 3 a developing story in sarasota county this morning: one shooting... two different crime scenes. police say around seven last night... someone fired shots on maple avenue in north sarasota. a man and a woman were hit in the leg... and taken to the hospital. police were also at another scene on osprey avenue... near u-s 301. that's about a half-mile *south of where the first shooting happened. it's not clear how the two scenes are connected... or if police are looking for a suspect. any changes or updates -- we'll get 'em to
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3 3 a deputy in hernando county is recovering at home this morning, after getting into a serious crash. and detectives say the other driver... shouldn't have even been on the road. 3 it all started tuesday afternoon on spring hill drive. a toyota corolla crossed a center median... and *slammed into the back of a black dodge charger. that damaged charger was actually an unmarked patrol car.... and hernando deputy brian smith was inside. he was rushed to the hospital. the other driver... was jeanine bruno. and she started breaking the law... as soon as she got behind the wheel. her license was suspended... and it's already been suspended **7 times. making matters worse, detectives say she was also drunk, and on prescription drugs: 3 bruno was released from
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deputy is now back home. 3 an undercover pinellas county deputy was also injured in a crash. it happened just before four p-m... on ulmerton road in largo. five cars were involved. investigators say the driver of a toyota tundra hit the deputy's cruiser while trying to switch lanes. the impact caused a chain reaction... sending the cruiser and two other vehicles into the cars in front of them. the deputy and one other person were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. the driver who *caused the crash got a citation. 3 the search is on in hillsborough county... for a *possible serial robber. take a good look at this photo. this man is wanted for robbing the ruskin food mart on shell-point road.. just before nine wednesday morning. he may be driving a gold saturn s-l-2.. with damage to the front bumper. detectives say he may be the same guy who robbed a "circle k" in apollo beach on monday night.((more)) 3 and deputies just released new surveillance video from that apollo beach robbery. it shows the man walk into the store on apollo beach boulevard... and demand
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the clerk. deputies say the suspect told the clerk he had a weapon hidden in his sock. and by looking at the video... it appears he may have also held a weapon at the clerk's head. if you know anything about this case... call the hillsborough county sheriff's office or crime stoppers. 3 it could be the *concert of the year... here in tampa. and it might even *sellout.. raymond james stadium. but not everyone is *excited about having "beyonce" in the bay area. ((mor)) 3 the singer is now facing some backlash... and it's all over her new song "formation". the song is filled with anti-police messages. and some officers are *so concerned about it... they don't even want to work at the concert. fox 13's crystal clark has more, on the controversy: 3 beyonce lit the field on fire at this year's superbowl halftime showa&but her performance and new song "formation" are taking plenty of heat.."i thought it was really outrageous that she used it as a platform to attack police officers."the music video, set in new orleans, shines a light on police features a wall that reads "stop shooting us."she also appears on top of a sinking police
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tampa, say is too political and unfair.."we live in a society where people are pretty polarized about their politics and they probably have some very strong feelings."and those strong *personal beliefs have spilled over into the workplace..over the past couple of weeks, *no officers have signed up to work security at the upcoming beyonce concert at raymond james stadium..typically off-duty officers take extra work at concerts and games for extra income..but some of them say, they're protesting the queen bee.."this is a couple of months away, so we've still got plenty of time to fill those slots."since her superbowl performance officers around the nation have been critical of beyonce's message.. last week a detroit sergeant's facebook post sparked an internal investigation..the post read: "if the dance troupe at the top is okay for this year's half-time show, then the one at a bottom should be okay for next year, right?" the picture showed beyonce's back up dancers dressed as black panthers..compared to an image of the ku klux klan.."would that be acceptable if a white band came out in hoods and white sheets in the same sort of fashion? we would be appalled and outraged."some critics are even blaming beyonce for the deaths of five police officers since the superbowl..none of those deaths have been linked to her song..(nats-music video)tampa police officials say, *not having officers in uniform at the april concert that's expected to sell out is a security risk, and one they're not willing to take.."like any other event here in tampa, regardless of how controversial it might be, or who the artist might be or the politician might be, we're going to staff it because we
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3 tampa police would not clarify if officers could be *forced to work beyonce's concert...because they say they still have several months to see who will *willingly signs up. the concert is on april 29th. tickets just went on sale to the general public yesterday... but *thousands were sold through pre-sales last week. right now the *cheapest ticket is about *70 dollars. 3 3
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a group of moms will be making their case... for school recess. they are holding a news conference with lawmakers, over the "recess bill" being debated right now in the state legislature. the bill would guarantee elta florida get at least 20 minutes of uninterrupted free play... *every school day. the bill has already passed several committees in the house... but it's having trouble in the senate. 3 3 a controverisal gun bill won't go any further in the florida legislature this year. it would have allowed anyone with concealed weapons permits to *openly carry their handguns. 3 but the senate judiciary committee chairman announced wednesday that the proposal has died. it's among three gun bills that failed to gain support this session. another bill would have allowed concealed-weapons permit-holders to carry their guns on public college campuses. and a third bill would have allowed concealed weapons to be carried in florida airport terminals. again... all of them will *not be passing this year. 3 today in polk county: a full-scale emergency, at the lakeland linder airport. but it's just a test. the
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prepare for a large scale emergency like a plane crash. the scenario involves a commerical plane that misses the runway, while trying to land. more than 150 people will take part in the exercise. and if you live near the airport... and hear or see a lot of activity this morning, that's probably the reason. it runs from nine to noon. 3 today at tampa international airport: it's the grand opening for its two new newest concessions. "bay coffee and tea company" along with "auntie anne's" are also the first businesses to open under the airport's new expansion. it comes just a few days after the airport also opened up a new distribution warehouse for all it's concessions. 65 new shops and restaurants are set to open at t-i-a over the next two years. that includes several signature restaurants like the columbia... and the hard rock cafe. today's grand opening is at 2-30 p-m. 3 3 congratulations this morning... to someone in pinellas county. the florida lottery says a ticket sold in seminole... is worth 43 *million dollars today. 3 and here's a look at those winning numbers... in
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ticket. 4-11-15-22-44-49 again, the ticket is worth 43 million dollars. still no word on the specific *store where that ticket was sold. and coming up in our next half hour, we'll hear from the florida couple that won more than 500 *million dollars... in last month's powerball jackpot. 3 u-s relations with cuba... are about to take one *historic step. the big visit... the white house will announce, today. 3 plus: a criminal, with a change of heart? why it was all thanks... to one little girl. 3 3 3 3 3 break 1: 2:00break 2: 1:45 break 3: 1:40endbrk: 1:30 3 3
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3 a big announcement... coming from the white house today. the government is expected to announce ... that president obama is planning a trip to cuba. 3 the trip to cuba, and other latin america countries is expected to happen in the next few weeks. the white house started normalizing ties with cuba last year... and re- opened a u-s embassy there last august. several u-s officials have already visited, including secretary of state john kerry. the last sitting u-s president to visit cuba was president calvin coolidge. and that visit was in 19-28, more than *80 years ago. former president jimmy carter also visited the country in 2002. but is it a good move? republican presidential candidate marco rubio addressed it last night, during a cnn g-o-p town hall. senator rubio, a cuban-america, says *he wouldn't visit the country,
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3 runs:17 3 senator ted cruz was also on the stage for last night's town hall. one of the issues he addressed.... a threat from donald trump, that he would *sue cruz over his campaign ads: 3 three other presidential candidates will join this
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*tonight... donald trump, jeb bush, and john kasich. 3 a new lawsuit... in the bill cosby sex scandal. and this time, it's coming from him. cosby has filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit against "andrea constand" and her attorneys. she's the woman who accused him of sexual assault in 2005... and that sparked the only criminal charges against him. cosby's lawsuit was filed wednesday, but remains under wraps. it's expected to involve a confidentiality cause that constand reporting signed, when the case was first filed. 3 an accused thief in georgia... had a change of heart. he returned what he stole... along with an *apology. the man was caught on camera taking a package from outside a home. the homeowner, eric truitt, went on camera with our fox affiliate in atlanta, and said the stolen package had presents for his kids.. including one for his daughter's birthday. the next day... the stolen package showed up at truitt's door.
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letter, that read- "i know i can't make it right, but i want to try." 3
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3 ?nascar fans... are you making the 3 *drive to daytona? it might be worth the traffic. 3 straight ahead in sports: we're getting a look *inside the new upgraded speedway... thats been *millions of dollars in the making. 3 3
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3 time to talk some sports this morning. and that road to daytona... just keeps getting shorter. the kick off of the nascar season... coming in just four days. and fans who are making the trek across the state... are in for a real treat. this will be the *first daytona 500 inside the new *upgraded stadium. and this morning, fox 13's meriss lynn takes us *inside for preview:
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3 that was fox 13's merissa lynn reporting. the speedway is already busy this week. drivers got in their first practice runs yesterday. kind of a different mindset , than when you're racing. this time, they're
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they're searching for they can put the cars where they need to go. there's also some *pre daytona races tonight... the "cam-am fan duel." it features two 150 lap qualifying races. it starts tonight at seven, and you can see the highlights later tonight on fox 13... we'll also try to get them for you *tomorrow morning, right here on good day. 3 and we hear *all the reserved stadium seats for the daytona 500 are sold out! thats' about one hundred *thousand tickets. so why not watch the main event from the comfort of your own couch. the daytona 500 is airing right here on fox 13.... this sunday. it starts around one p-m. 3 3 when we come back, i'll have another check on your thursday forecast. 3 plus: ever try to
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on your food? you probably can't *pronounce most of those ingredients. but up next... the new plan to make that box... a lot *easier to jill and kate use the same dishwasher. same detergent. but only jill ends up with wet, spotty glasses. kate adds finish jet-dry with five power actions that dry dishes and prevent spots and film, so all that's left is the shine. for better results,
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your heart loves omega-3s. but the omega-3s in fish oil differ from megared krill oil. unlike fish oil, megared is easily absorbed by your body. megared.
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3 nutrition fact labels ... on the foods you buy? they can be pretty confusing. but the f-d-a is hoping to change all that. the administration is proposing a redesign that it says will make shopping easier and healthier for consumers. health experts are also on board with the changes ... saying they could help with the country's obesity epidemic. fox's linda schmidt has more on the proposal: 3 3 that was fox's linda schmidt reporting. linda
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3 linda schmidt reporting. still ahead in our next half hour: the beyonce backlash. fox 13's shayla reaves is *live in tampa, with the story:
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