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the search... for 3 the truth... after a confusing kidnapping case in clearwater... *parents are facing charges... for making the whole thing up. 3 ((jen the hard rock casino... gambles on a new hiring policy. the surprising job candidates they're looking to hire. ((walter and... super sneaks up on our favorite sports director on air... wait till you hear the extra- special story behind this... was touched. 3
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thanks for joining us. i'm walter allen((jen)) and i'm jen epstein. let's start off with a check of the forecast, with dave. 3 (dave 3 3
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available for traffic. 3 3 ((jen developing this morning: new questions about a confusing case in clearwater... authorities fanned out, looking for a boy who was reported missing... but that was actually... a lie... 3 ((jen fox-13's shayla reaves is on the story for us... shayla, 9-1-1 calls may shed some light on the strange crime... and what drove parents to lie about their child's whereabouts. 3 3 3 3 3 ((jen/
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thanks, shayla. new this morning... north port police are looking for a woman wanted for abusing a baby. the nort port police department and the sarasota county sheriff's office is searching for 'lacie alligood'. the 21-year-old is wanld is wanted on one felony count of child neglect causing great bodily harm. ctim was just 3-months-old. police believe 'alligood' is somewhere in either the north port or venice area. if you know anything call police. 3 3 (jen) polk county deputies have arrested a woman after her long-time boyfriend was found dead in his home... by his children.
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(jen the woman's name is "star tribble"... she lived with her boyfriend "tomorreio clark" in winter haven. detectives say: she has no history of violent but she's now the prime suspect in the murder of her longtime love... after making some bizarre statements to her brother... and showing him the body. the brother says: he told her to call police... but she wouldn't do it. kids found their dad's body, the next day... while mom was at work. sheriff grady judd says: clark had been tribble is currently charged with accessory to first-degree murder and is *not being cooperative. 3 (walter) an update on florida's response to the zika virus. the governor is now requesting *hundreds of new testing kits from the c-d-c. it comes after doctors diagnosed *three pregnant women with the virus. 3 (walter all the women traveled outside the u-s... which is where health officials believe they contracted it. the state has taken a proactive approach fighting the virus. the governor has already declared a public health emergency for
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travel-associated cases of zika. the state surgeon general also testified before congress on how florida is handling the threat. 3 3 (walter) more now on a severe weather along the east coast. wednesday's storms stretched from florida... all the way up to new york. (jen) tornadoes, thunderstorms, and hail... left a deadly trail of destruction. and it's now claimed at least *six lives. 3 (jen *three of those lives... were lost in the small town of waverly, virginia. that's about 50- miles south of richmond. the storm killed a 50-year-old man, a 26-year-old man and a 2-year-old boy, when a home. the storm actually hundred *yards away. (walter tornadoes also hit *pensacola. and here's new it shows just how bad the destruction is... a tornado a two-mile wide path through the city... but like lots of tornado damage, it looks like the twisters hopscotched their way through... one house is standing, seemingly untouched, while others around it are flattened. 3 (walter and look at this...
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myakka pines golf course in englewood... look at all those trees down... what a mess. you can also see an alligator trying to get away from it all... but he took a wrong turn... and swam right into a drainage pipe. 3 ((jen)) 3 a run to the drive-thru is supposed to fill stomachs, not warm hearts.((walter)) but that's just what happened in bradenton. the sweet scene customers spied at the chick-fil-a... it's a thursday warm fuzzy for sure. 3 ((walter and go ahead... have another cup of joe! turns out a cup of coffee can do lots more than wake you up. it can save your liver! there's something to raise a glass to! 3
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thanks to virtual wallet by pnc. 3 we're still a couple of weeks from the florida primary, but marco rubio says: he knows how it's going to turn out. the florida senator predicts: he'll win the g-o-p race... now that former governor bush is out of the running.((jen)) that's even though donald trump keeps polling ahead of him... trump was noticeably absent from a g-o-p town hall event last night... but fox's jackie ibanez tells us: there was a good reason for that.
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3 the remaining republican candidates for president joined fox news for a town hall in houston.. with one exception:kelly says: "businessman and front-runner donald trump has a conflicting campaign event tonight in virginia, we did offer to let him join us by sat--he does!-- (laughter)--by satellite but his campaign said his schedule would not allow it. they were very polite and cordial." megyn kelly's first guest was texas senator ted cruz who reached into his quiver and immediately started firing arrows at donald trump:cruz says: "well, listen, there has never been a candidate like donald trump." / "if you look nationally, in the head-to-head polls, donald consistently loses to hillary, i consistently beat hillary. and, so the question right now is so the question right now is how do we prevent nominating a candidate who loses the general election or for that matter if donald wins the general election, who the heck knows what he would do as president? i mean, we need a president we can trust!" (applause) florida senator marco rubio also took shots at the front-runner:rubio says: "we are not going to allow the conservative movement to be defined by a nominee who isn't a conservative. and we certainly need to election someone who is prepared to be president in a thoughtful and a serious and important way given the threats this country faces." ohio governor john kasich says he's not dropping out:kasich says: "you just hang on, because you know what a lot of people say, if i get out, donald trump would win ohio and that would be the end of it."(on-cam tag) the republican candidates face off in their next debate thursday night at the university of houston. the event comes just days before the important super tuesday
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3 (jen voters here in florida can make their pick *before "super tuesday." early voting for our primaries actually begins next monday. elections officials in hillsborough county will be out later this morning, setting up those early voting sites. they will be open pretty much every day... through sunday, march 13th. and our *official primary day is tuesday, march 15th. the deadline to register or switch parties... has already passed. 3 3 the white house is reportedly considering republican nevada governor "brian sandoval".. as one of
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the u-s supreme court. sandoval is a former federal judge... who supports abortion rights. by picking a republican -- president obama might be trying to appeal to the g-o-p controlled senate. majority leader "mitch mcconnell" has said.. the senate will *not hold hearings or vote on the president's eventual pick. 3 a construction crew has discovered pieces of a sunken barge dating back to the 18-50's while working on a dam. this is in buckeye lake, ohio. the historical society believes the planks are from the black diamond canal boat. it sunk nearly 170 years ago... while hauling 60-tons of coal. the first piece was found back in 19-91 during a spillway project... since then the museum was on the look out for more planks. once all the newly-found pieces are preserved they'll go on display with the original plank. 3 (walter/ potential health benefits of coffee continue to pour in. a new study from southhampton university found
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reduce your chance of liver damage... caused by excessive alcohol consumption. of the more than 430-thousand people studied, those that drank two extra cups a day, had a 44-percent reduced risk of liver cirrhosis. four or more cups, reduced the risk by a whopping 3 65-percent. 3 (jen and then there's this... flat out cuteness... meet the new baby penguin at the "henry doorly zoo" in omaha. he's fuzzy right now... his feathers are still growing- in... and he's being introduced to the other penguins in the exhibit... there are lots to meet... more than 80 penguins live there! he's healthy and socialable... but there's one thing he needs... a *name. right now, the zoo is holding a contest... the winning name will be announced march 9th. 3 ((anchors)) it's now 5:__.
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with dave. 3 3 (dave all that bad weather in our state yesterday... delayed the launch of the spacex falcon nine rocket at the cape. they'll try again tonight... around 6-46 p-m. this will be the *fourth attempt to launch the rocket, and land it on a barge in the ocean. 3 3 3 it is 5:__: time now to find out what's happening on the roads - with our
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3 ((walter//2-shot)) it's a picture of 3 a random encounter in bradenton.. outside a warming hearts all across the country..((jen)) and it is deed"..
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picture was taken a couple days ago.. by a woman named "amber kelley". it shows a chick fil a employee.. on his break.. sitting underneath a nearby tree with a homeless man.. they're talking.. and even sharing a meal.. amber writes "just a few raw moments of human beings being kind to one another and reaching out to do something completely selfless is what the world needs. you're a special young man and i hope you touched his heart as much as you touched mine". we agreed.. and actually reached out to do more on this story.. we contacted chik fil a.. and spoke to the young man in the picture.. he said he was just led by god to sit down and speak to the man.. but he was very taken aback by the attention - and wanted to leave it at that.. but his manager says he's an amazing person.. who's always doing
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3 called the sunshine state for nothing... ((jen)) we get more than our fair share of gorgeous days... (jen but come summer, it could get exciting... hurricane season can be a beast, even if we don't get any hurricanes or tropical storms... the stuff you've got to do *now... to avoid disaster when all that rain and wind comes blowing in. 3 ((jen here's a look at last night's winning lottery numbers... still no big winner in the powerball. that jackpot is now up to 266 million dollars for saturday night.((change cg3)) and tomorrow's mega millions good luck... and good day 3
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3 this week, we've been dealing with *tornadoes in florida. but once summer starts, it's all about *hurricanes. we've been lucky... the bay area hasn't been hit directly in some time, but that doesn't mean the threat doesn't exist. fox-13's mike bennett shows us what makes hurricanes so dangerous. 3 3 it's been more than 10 years since florida has seen a direct hit from a hurricane and almost 100 years since tampa bay has seen one. and yet, we still are one of the most vulnerable areas in the country officially, our hurricane season begins june 1 and continues through november 30th, but storms can still form even out of season. storms are measured by their winds, which can range from
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significant effect of hurricanes. they can also cause storm surge, coastal flooding,severe weather, tornadoes, and inland flooding caused by heavy rain. winds are the strongest along pushes water above sea level, creating storm surge. a major hurricane can produce a wall of water move than 10 feet above normal, which can easily flood many of our coastal communities. 90% of all deaths worldwide in hurricanes are from storm surge or rainfall flooding. this is why evacuations ahead of a storm are so important. don't wait to evacuate. know what evacuation zone you live in and where you'll go. keep a list of emergency telephone numbers. and create a disaster supply kit with non perishable supplies like batteries, food, water, toiletries, and clothing among other things. further inland, the winds can still have an impact along with severe weather and tornadoes. but the biggest impact is often from inland flooding. torrential downpours can produce several inches of rain in a short span of time. streams and rivers may rise, and the threat for flooding may exist well beyond the duration of the we know, flooding can also occur during our summer rainy season. the majority of flooding deaths happen when people try to drive through flooded areas. it only takes a couple feet of moving water lift your cara&if you can't see the road beneath the water, don't drive through it. turn around, don't drown. and remember, it may be a good idea to purchase federal flood insurance since it's not covered under most homeowner's policies.while warnings for
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3 school kids worry about every year... ((walter)) and now, it's back... with a vengeance. a new warning this morning: about *super lice! 3 (walter and... you've heard of *fish tales... well, wait til you hear what this *cat has been through... and how he ended up, so far from home! it's the whole "kitten caboodle!" 3 ((dave)) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
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it's 5:--, it's thursday, february 25th. i'm walter allen.((jen)) and i'm jen
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a day 3 makes... cool this morning, dave... 3 3 3
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3 no closed captioning is available for traffic. 3 3 ((walter the time now is 5:__. let's get you up to the minute on today's top stories: deputies are asking for help to find two men caught on camera stealing from cars.. this happened on heather-brook drive and bryson loop in lakeland, earlier this week. deputies say the men found three unlocked cars... and stole cash, electronics... and even a *gun! if you recognize them.. or know anything about the case, call
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from law enforcement - to lock 3 ((walter today in polk county: a meeting, over the future of our interstates. the group behind "tampa bay express" will present planning organization. to add express toll lanes to it would give drivers the choice to pay a toll... to get around a congested area. other cities are already using and atlanta. this plan would put toll lanes on 275, i-75, and i-4, all the way into polk county. the more than three *billion dollars. 3 ((walter hurting those she was supposed to help... a former animal shelter worker in manatee county is accused dollars in donations. detectives arrested "gail judah"... she used to be the office manager at "bishop animal shelter," until she was investigators say: she altered the books, and took more than back in 20-08. 3 3
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make your skin crawl... or your head itch. there's a "super lice" infestation to report... that's affecting *half of the country. the little critters are resistant to the chemicals in most over-the-counter treatments... lovely. there's something that *can kill 'em... but it's expensive... 200-bucks... even with insurance. so, follow the old advice to stay safe: don't share hats or hairbrushes... keep the house vacuumed... wash sheets in hot water... and toss stuffed animals in a hot dryer... to stop the spread. 3 the mayor of ithaca, new york has proposed an unconventional plan to combat heroin overdose. he wants to open a supervised injection facility. it would allow users to shoot up while being monitored by healthcare professionals ---- and without the fear of being arrested. there are already sites like these in canada and europe, but would be the first of its kind in the united states. critics say all it would do is enable drug users.. 3 3 (walter changes at the u-s capitol... concerning *florida.
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the two statues our state has there. it's of a confederate general, "edmund kirby smith." the statues has been there since 19-22... but after the recent national debate over confederate symbols, many thought it should be removed... wednesday, the state house approved a bill that would do that... and governor rick scott already indicated he would sign it. 3 (walter so now... who will represent florida? well, on the short list of possible statue replacements: there's industrialist henry flagler... environmentalist and journalist marjory stoneman douglas... and the magical... walt disney. 3 3 (jen) we've heard of snowbirds coming south for the winter... but not *cats... until today. a missing cat from *wisconsin... was just found in florida. 3 (jen "nadia" ran out of her owner's home on christmas eve. they tried to find her, but came home empty- handed. somehow, the cat ended-up in *naples... a woman took nadia to the humane society... and they scanned her microchip. then, nearly two-months after nadia disappeared... her owner got
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3 "it's pretty amazing pretty shocking how far she had come. i mean if she could tell us stories." "we have no clue. i so wish this cat could talk. i would love to know how she hitched a ride to florida." 3 --jen nadia's owners are trying to figure-out how to get her home... but they're so excited, they can hardly wait. 3 3 ((walter/ at the hard rock casino, you can take a chance on slot machines, poker and black jack... now, the *managers are rolling the dice... and looking to hire *guys... as servers... 3 ((walter fox-13's alcides segui this is something even 3 *vegas hasn't tried...
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3 thanks, alcides. 3 ((jen)) 3 sometimes it's hard to hold your tongue, when you hear insensitive comments made by others. but one dad was upset that he didn't speak up. ((walter)) so he made a video... when he heard someone explain his son's condition so wrong. his papa bear response... is gonna tug on your heart strings... and it's next. 3 3 ((dave)) 3
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3 ((jen/2-shot)) a father takes to facebook.. in one of the most emotional videos we've ever seen..((walter)) he berates himself.. for not speaking-up when he overhears another family talking about "down syndrome" and getting it all wrong.. laura moody joins us now with the video.. 3 ((laura)) i'll set the scene for you.. but the video really speaks for itself. robb scott was in a video store.. picking out a movie for his family when he saw another family pick out a movie about a child with down syndrome. the kids ask their father what down syndrome is.. the father answered - "it's an illness of not knowing anything". scott, who has a young son
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but when he got in his car - he felt guilt for staying silent.. so he made this video. 3 "i heard that voice in my head saying, tell them waht it is... and i didn't. and i let that ignorance grow in another generation. and failed my son. flash to"down syndrome is literally one of hte most beautiful things that has happened in my life. it's fun, it's brilliant it's amazing, it's funny, it's kind, it's loving.. it's cuddly, it's they're great teacher, people
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3 3 ((laura/take cg3)) his video has been viewed more than a million times.. and the outpouring of support includes thousands of comments from grateful parents of other kids with down syndrome.. scott says he is blown away by the response.. and posted this picture of his kids .. so people could see who the video was about.. 3 scott says his intention is not to shame the other father in the video store.. because he also knew very little about down syndrome until his own son was
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3 it's now 5:__. time to check the forecast with dave. 3 3 3 it is 5:__: time now to find out what's happening
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traffic". 3 no closed captioning is available for traffic. 3 3 3 both dirk koetter and gm jason licht are at the nfl combine...looking at talent, have to be looking at a lot of defensive talent...and maybe a few running backs if the bucs can't lock up a deal with doug martin.... koetter looks like a genius, he was the coach who lobbied hard for the bucs to hang on to doug martin last season....that worked out well, as he watched martin carry this offense....... now he's carrying a big price tag....reportedly martin is asking for eight million dollars a season.......that's
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who didn't do anything for two years and then kicked it back in this season......but it's a number that didn't stun bucs gm jason licht... the bucs want vincent jackson, but not at nine point eight million dollars...and i completely agree....koetter is saying all the right things, that he wants jackson on any team he is coaching.... but the reality is, jackson is not worth nine point eight million dollars...he missed six games this year and finished the season on injured reserve..koetter has to think like a head coach, not a coordinator and he talks about the difference.... this is a bit of a stunning move, stewart haas racing is switching from chevy to fords after this season..... that would be like tiger woods switching from nike to adidas...tony stewart's team has won two sprint titles put a bunch of drivers in the chase and has been with chevy for seven years.... but now, danica patrick, kevin harvick, clint bowyer, and kurt busch will be in fords next season...and stewart has always been a gm guy, but he says ford fits where his team is going better than chevy.......but remember it's not just a chevy switch, stewart haas was getting it's engines from hendrick he'll get engines from roush's a big move by stewart haas, and it sets up a huge rivalry between chevy and ford next year..... that's
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3 we don't even want to think about it... but chip is *retiring this week... (walter) and last night at six, he got a special surprise... take a look at this. 3 "hey what's going on here.. there's a rumor that you're retiring." "i am..." --walter 3 that's former bucs head
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set, to congratulate chip. chipper was stunned... speechless... he was really the live appearance was just want to record something, he wanted to make this *personal... and he also brought chip a special gift... a bucs jersey... with his name and lucky number 13. perfect for our m-v-p... 3 day is tomorrow... after he's going back to new england... (jen) he's looking forward to the next chapter, and having four 3
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sure gonna miss him! 3 downtown st. pete already has so much to offer: great restaurants... amazing museums... gorgeous views. now, add free wi-fi to the list! (walter) it could be up and running in williams park, as soon as monday... and fox-13's steve nichols tells us: the service could soon expand... to much larger spots. 3 3 for years st. pete's williams park served as a public bus hub and gathering spot for a homeless the buses are gone...the less welcome crowd is thinning out...and the city is about to use free wifi to bait a new crowd....16:21 - 26. so is wifi a good bait? i would think so. i would think so. i would think it's good bait to bring people in...the target audience are the st pete college students who attend classes right across the street from the park.
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there. math at would give me quiet time to myself and i can probably get a lot more done... sources tell fox 13 news the city will pay brighthouse networks for the williams park hot spot.other than that it will be similar to the free wifi on tampa's riverwalk. there is a daily limit of a couple of hours and a monthly cap of a gigabyte per month... 6:49. for the average person on the riverwalk to sit down and download a new book to their ipad or perhaps check their mail quickly that's all the access they need...sources also tell fox 13 news...the city and brighthouse are discussing free wifi in downtown st pete's waterfront park system.which we are told would also be welcomed... 21:46. it's by the water and i know more people like to come out here to exercise and when people have wifi they can download music and keep up with traffic- i just think it would make the entire area more enjoyable...the waterfront wifi is still in the works.but williams park could be a hot spot as soon as
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3 (walter) free wi-fi isn't the only thing on the horizon for williams park. (jen) the city wants to host lots of events there... anything to draw a crowd, and get more people to use the area. 3 ((jen)) there's much more to come on good day.((walter)) let's turn it over to russell and laura - to find out what's ahead in our 6 o'clock hour. 3 3 a lie snow-balls into a very bizarre situation.. coming up ... a bogus 9-1-1 call lands a couple in jail. 3 stopping the threat, and preserving life ... hillsborough deputies train to respond to active shooters ... the lessons they learned from columbine... 3 plus ... your job could be bad for your love life ... find out which professions are more likely to snag a mate
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3 3 a big lie sets off an even bigger chain of events ... a woman tells police her c p>>laura: a big lie sets off a pbigger chain of events. pa woman says her car was stole pwith her young son inside. pnow as it turns out, he was okay pthe whole time. p>>russell: training for the pnightmare scenario. pactive shooter on the loose at a pschool, church, anywhere that pwe're all at the most pvulnerable. prules have changed since pcolumbine. pi'm russell rhodes. p>>laura: and i'm laura moody. pgood morning. ptop story this morning from the pgulf coast to new york city, we pare still dealing with the pdevastation caused by two days pof very severe weather. pdeadly line of thunderstorms pdelivered heavy rain and strong pwinds. plook at that.


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