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>> zobrist is a base hit, cubs take the lead! >>russell: that's right. former ray, ben zobrist, delivers in extra innings. rbi double helped end a 108-year curse for the cubs. pl election and the f.b.i. is now becoming a crucial player in the election. i'm in washington. we'll have more on that just ahead. >>laura: a craving for calories. packing on the pounds. there might be an easy way to fix that without having to diet. and welcome to the 7:00 hour of "good day tampa bay." i'm laura moody. >>russell: and i'm russell rhodes. welcome. a lot going on this morning but it's also ask a lawyer day. number to call for free legal advice will be at the bottom of
breaking news. there's been an accident involving a bus. let's get to vanessa for that. >>vanessa: good morning. we have sky fox on scene at fowler and nebraska. we're hearing it's a reported school bus crash. we have some lane reductions here. it looks like they cleared out one lane so now we have a left lane blocked and this might involve a pedestrian. this is the bus we see. there's a school bus that's in a parking lot nearby. a few minutes ago we saw a person in the roadway loaded onto seems like this is a school bus involved crash and a pedestrian involved crash. it could be slow. this is westbound fowler near nebraska. as we get more information, particularly about the extent of injuries to that pedestrian, we'll definitely let you know. meantime, we do have another serious crash that's working and it's going to be in the lake wales area. it's a point of reference here, 60 and u.s. 27. it's going to be quite a ways east of this along 60. two miles east of highway 630.
good news is no serious injuries here but the lanes are all blocked up in this area and unfortunately, no good work arounds for you. if you can hold off heading this way for the next several -- i would say maybe hour or so, you'll probably avoid a big headache. so we'll update you on that one. right now we want to get to -- actually, back to you guys. >>dave: thank you. 69 degrees the current temperature outside. north-northeast winds at seven miles per hour. not a h a couple of sprinkles. may work their way across the state from east to west today. other than that, clouds, sunshine and seasonably warm with highs in the mid 80s. >> this is going to be a tough play. the cubs won the world series! >>russell: curse is broken, the drought is over. the cubs have finally won a world series after 108 years.
for ray ben zobrist, he won the series mvp award. joel was at the game and he's standing up and with us this morning. how are you feeling, man? >> russell, good morning to you. i'm barely standing up. it's been quite a week and quite a world series. that game last night was really amazing. in a word, it was just absolutely cubs, nothing can ever be easy. it was heart attack city inside progressive field last night. really the living embodiment of the old addage that the reel of victory and the agony of defeat. for cubs, they erased a 108-year drought with the indians. it will be at least 69 years until they get a world series victory again. >> we're in the bucs. we're in history forever.
of the world series, ending a drought of more than a century kris bryant throwing the ball to first. >> it's the longest game ever. indians were able to come back and tie it in the eighth n inning. they were just trying to figure out how to get another run but they were not able to pull ahead. >> that was quite a series. knew somebody was going home happy. but they deserve a lot of congratulations. >> many cubs fans never thought they would see the day they won the title but chicago's manager says their hard work paid off. >> superstition has nothing to do with what's happening today. nothing. and if you want to believe in that kind of stuff, it's going to hold you back a long time. >> one of the most famous fans, actor bill murray, says a burden has been lifted for chicago fans. >> this is so long.
throwing out old clothes. it feels fantastic. it's like all the debris and all the years we didn't win. >> and the cubs have arrived back in chicago and we're hearing that a chicago parade could take place as soon as friday. >>russell: take care, man. we'll talk later, okay? thank you. and it was standing room only, needless to say, outside of wrigley. thousands of fans standing to see the game on none of them were alive the last time the cubs won the world series. it was 1908. no reports of any kind of violence. >>laura: we do know the team was still up and at it just a few horz ago and these pictures are proof during their flight back to chicago. the cubs players took turns posing with the new sparkling world series trophy. how about that? then a lot of pictures you can
families. very happy. a lot of them still in tears. as you know, in the post game interviews, cubs manager joe maddon said the first thing he was doing is heading south. he has a house here and there's a banner at his house. alcides segui will show us what it says and talk about what this win means in and the tampa bay area connection. plus a look at what life was like in america the last time the cubs won a world series. making a shooting threat, telling his classmates to stay away from school. shayla reaves is at ridgewood high school with the story. good morning. >>reporter: good morning to you, russell. this isis something we see over and over again and for the students, consequences are real. we're talking about students making threats to shoot up schools and it just happened again. i want to tell you about the latest case.
deputies, told students not to come to ridgewood high school here in new port richey. the student reportedly planned to shoot up the school. a staff member verified the threat and authorities arrested the teen. pasco county school superintendent issued a statement on the arrest saying it breaks my heart a 15-year-old student's future is in jeopardy because he made a false threat to shoot up his school, especially after we widely publicized the new terroristic threats law and pleaded with parents about its serious consequences. i will take this opportunity to once again ask all parents to make it clear it is not okay to joke about school shootings. such threats are not a laughing matter and neither are their legal consequences. the new terroristic threat law took effect on october 1 and it's a law that strengthens the penalties for threats of violence involving firearms. it's now a second degree felony.
shooting threat and that can come with a punishment up to 15 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines. just to give you an idea of what they're dealing with in pasco county, they tell us they've put out videos, press conferences prior to the law taking effect, they've appealed to parents, trying to get the word out that these penalties are tighter and students need to heed their advice and their warnings. still they're continuing to deal with cas told you about. in fact, just last month, we know there were middle school students at two different schools who were charged with felonies for making threats of violence at their respective schools. the youngest child in that case was 12 years old. of course, we're going to continue to follow and keep you posted should any additional information become available. russell and laura, back to you. >>russell: we'll talk later.
that's ashley parker's punishment for stabbing her 6-year-old daughter multiple times and trying to drown her. little girl fls the key witness for prosecutors during that trial. dispute between hulk hogan and gawker is finally over. tabloid website has agreed to pay $31 million as part of the bankruptcy settlement. hogan sued after gawker posted a sex tape costing him his job. jury awarded him $140 million judgment. right after that. >>russell: more bad news for allegiant airlines. new tampa bay times report reveals that those planes are four times more likely to break down in the air than other major u.s. carriers. newspaper put together a data base to compare transportation records. it looked at allegiant's maintenance related landings and compared them to other big airlines. allegiant planes made 77 unscheduled landings because of
allegiant says it's improved practices and is in the process of phasing out older planes for newer airbuses and it's focused on maintaining low costs while improving reliability. >>laura: some of you might have pocket change at the end of the month. tampa electric has approval now to cut prices. residential customers could see the average monthly bill go down by $1.54 starting in january. commercial customers should expect a 5% to 10% the closet. there's an age we may want to stop wearing jeans. >>laura: what? never. >>russell: it's coming up. >>laura: and then losing sleep and gaining weight. how a lack of z's could end up making you obese. but first, we have the forecast with dave osterberg. dap morning. 69 degrees in tampa. 70 in st. petersburg and sarasota so you get this mild start to the day and i'm thinking as we get into the afternoon, no significant changes from yesterday.
sprinkle and highs in the mid 80s. >>russell: remember, it's ask a lawyer day here at fox 13. our panel will be taking calls until 9:30. numbers will be at the bottom of the screen. it is 7:11 right now. bob buesing... on the record. he sues tax payers to cover the outrageous cost of a lavish courthouse. buesing files forclosures on homes critical to seniors. his law firm is accused of running up costs on a school district at the expense of our kids. trailing in the polls, buesing attacks dana young. for things she never did. so we ask... mr. buesing, will you do anything to win?
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time is run >>dave: time is running out if you want to file a damage claim because of hurricane hermine. federal disaster aid is available until monday, november 28. so far. northern parts of our area got a lot of flooding and some wind damage from the september storm. you can register for damage relief online at disaster assistance.com. we've got just a stellar little start to the day, don't we? you have a little bit of cloud cover. i'm overlooking lake mirror where it's mild with a little bit of those clouds and temperatures in the 60s there.
morning with a few clouds streaming across the state and another picture on the brookdale, bayshore camera. look how that lightened up this morning but it really is very similar setup to yesterday. yesterday morning, we were showing you a little tiny sprinkle here and there along want east coast and some of those did make their way toward the west. same thing is going to happen today. what we're setting up to do is get right back up to the mid 80s. you know, pretty similar to yesterday. upper 60s, lower 70s along the immediate coastline and then have a mixture of clouds and sunshine and every once in a while, we'll squeeze out a sprinkle or a tiny shower and in general, high pressure is moving south which is going to allow this cold front to finally make its move. it's still going to take its sweet time because i'm thinking you may not feel the impact of this front until the daylight
couple of days ago, we were thinking the front will be faster, move through on friday. it's going to be maybe friday night when the front actually makes it through. no rain associated with the front so other than a few sprinkles today or a couple of sprinkles tomorrow, that's about all the rain you can anticipate but that's november for you. it's very frustrating because if you're coming off a dry october, which we are, you go to the driest month of the year, november, and not much happens. by saturday, you can start to see these winds towards the northwest, we'll begin to bring in some drier air. it's going to feel a little bit more refreshing. it's going to feel nice. it's going to be a great weekend. maybe a little breezy on saturday, but that's about it. 85 for a high temperature today with a sunrise coming up soon. 7:43. mostly clear. why am i so excited about that? comes up every day, dave. 68 degrees. tonight, tomorrow 83 with mostly cloudy skies. front comes through late in the
finally begin to feel some drier air pushing in for the weekend. although it does look like our temperatures are going to be pretty close to normal all weekend long so no, we're not going to be in the mid 70s for highs or anything like that and of course, we remind you every day this week to turn the clocks back as you go to bed saturday night. okay, vanessa? >>vanessa: in addition to the crashes we mentioned at the top of the hour, here are our big ones happening. right now we have sky fox checking o southbound direction near the airport where we have a crash. you can see that's taking up the center lane there. it is, of course, very slow in the area as you might imagine. it was towards the hillsborough avenue exit and it's taking about 18 minutes at this point and growing quickly with the travel times to get from the top to the bottom of the veterans expressway. you can see a wider shot giving you a better picture of the slowness of the southbound vets and then, of course, memorial
where the crash site it. we'll follow this one. in the meantime, make sure you're leaving early. i don't know if you can tell from the shot, they had the vehicle on the tow truck so hopefully this will clear quickly and we can get travel times back to normal. meantime, sorry about the video stream. we've been having some concerns with it. this is supposed to be a live look here. there we go. westbound i-4 in the area just beyond the selmon connector where we have delays on the interstate itself. a crash is reported in the area with a center lane blocked little extra time into your travel times. good news is, we haven't hit any red travel times quite yet. just a heads up for polk county driver, not seeing any delays here. we have a reported ladder in the roadway. keep in mind this is 92, that exit with auburndale not where it crosses over 92 and the lakeland area. so you don't want to drive over that.
the battle to get more sleep. it's something that most of us fight with every night. and jen is here with a very good reason why we should all get a little more sleep, right? >>jennifer: that's right. no one ever feels good after a bad night's sleep. you're more irritable, you're tired and you're usually really, really hungry. a new study proves the less you sleep, the more you eat. a new study in the european journal of clinical nutrition prove that the sleep deprived, 3 1/2 to 5 1/2 hours of 385 calories more per day. some reservers believe lack of sleep affects hormones related to hung he were. others think it's more related to seeking pleasure, that there's some relief in eating when you're exhausted and that urge of binge may be trying to relieve the frustration we feel. researchers were not able to
weight gain because it was only a two-week study. more research will need to be done if the extra calories extra add pounds as well. >>russell: all right. 7:20. listen to this one. ready? tough finding a perfect pair of jeans. when you do, you hold on to them until you wear them out. it's a little disconcerting for some of us. from a new poll that says if you're 53 or older, you need to part with collect plus conducted this survey and asked 2,000 people a series of questions, including the age in which people should stop wearing jeans altogether. although the participants didn't suggest why they gave that age, perhaps the solution is everyone should just wear whatever makes them feel good. i'm now too old to wear jeans. >>laura: you wear whatever makes you feel good. you put a tight crease in the
>>russell: there it is. i'm done. >>laura: you're all right. stay with us. straight ahead, free tickets to a bon jovi concert. >>russell: can't wear jeans to it. >>laura: sorry. i can wear the jeans. where to get them starting today at noon. >>russell: plus a lesson on how to do homework. not just for the kids. there are things parents can do to make it easier. charley can still wear jeans. >>chary: alex baldwin said no man over the age of 30 should wear jeans. >>laura: wow. >>charley: i wear jeans and also cargo shorts and if my wife would let me, i would wear jean shorts. i know it's going to be a good day because look at this. >>russell: you're right. >>charley: look where we live. how lucky are we to live here? it's going to be a beautiful
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(laura-2 shot) welcome back to good day tampa bay. the time is 7:--. there's a chance you might not get to vote on >>laura: time is 7:23. there's a chance you may not get to vote on amendment one on tuesday. >>russell: state supreme court may remove it from the ballot. that's because of a recording where a leading proponent is heard saying, listen to this, that the amendment was written to appear pro solar. amendment one would actually restrict solar growth by raising costs. spokeswoman said the legal challenge is political grand standing. she said the amendment protects consumers. >>laura: you can get free tickets today to see bon jovi saturday in tampa. living on a prayer. yes. he'll perform during a rally with tim kaine at the state theater in st. petersburg. clinton campaign will start handing out free tickets today at noon. it's on a first come, first serve basis. one ticket per person.
hillary clinton and donald trump are in a tie. she has 46, he's got 45. that's within the margin of error. same poll had clinton ahead 48-# 4 -- 48-44 a few weeks ago. >>laura: meantime, president obama is criticizing the f.b.i. as agents expand their probe into hillary clinton's email use. doug is following the race from washington. >> these f.b.i. investigations into hillary clinton's created new uncertainty out on the campaign trail but also exposed a real rift now between the f.b.i. on one side and the president and his justice department on the other. >> we've got to be nice and cool, nice and cool. right? stay on point, donald. stay on point. >>reporter: donald trump reminding himself to stay on point in florida.
both hillary clinton's email use and whether the clinton foundation was a paid to play enterprise. the sources say f.b.i. agents have been at odds with the justice department which has been pushing back against the investigation. and it was enough for the president to offer what sounded like an extraordinary rebuke of his own f.b.i. director for pursuing a case against clinton. >> we don't operate on innuendo, we don't operate on information. we don't operate on leaks. >>reporter: the president has been feverishly campaigning for clinton while clinton herself are reminding people of topics that hurt trump. >> imagine having a president who demeans women, mocks the disabled, insults latinos, african- african-americans, muslims, pow's. >>reporter: trump is closing in on clinton, although he's still
>> i think all that has essentially done is gotten him from a sure loss to on the verge of being competitive again. >> competitive perhaps but trump's path to victory now is still much narrower than hillary clinton's. both focusing on a state that's incredibly important this time of around, north carolina. >>russell: other headlines now, police in iowa have tracked down the man that they they accuse 46-year-old scott michael greene of shooting them in two separate ambushes. the first shooting sent the second officer to the scene. gr greene is known to police in that part of iowa. they had to remove him from a high school football game a few weeks ago after unfurling a confederate flag near african-american fans. >>laura: there's a reward for information leading to an arsonist in mississippi.
111-year-old african-american church on fire and spray painted the phrase, vote trump, on one of the exterior brick walls. there's heavy fire, smoke and water damage in the building. fortunately, no one was there at the time. >>russell: you've got to see this. it's heart stopping video out of china. toddler rode his toy car into oncoming traffic. it was right in the middle of rush hour. the driver just drove around him until a police officer eventually got there, toddler was safely returned to his mom. something, huh? >>dave: i know. 7:28. and getting ready to walk out the door. send the kids off to the bus stop. it's another mild start to the day. lovely temperatures. we have upper 60s in the tampa bay area. you have mid 60s inland. 70-degree or two temperature along the coastline. while we get back in the mid 80s for today, solidly in the mid 80s inland, a couple of lower
front comes through, late tomorrow, tomorrow night and by saturday a nice comfy air mass with sunshine and a high around 80. >>vanessa: and unfortunately, it keeps getting busier on the roadways, dave. here at 7:29, we're in pinellas checking out a crash blocking the center lane here in the area north of 54th avenue north. taking about 22 minutes from the 175 exit all the way towards the tampa side of the howard frankland bridge. and then moderate delays from there back towards the downtown st. pete area. so make sure you're planning extra time here and here in sarasota, avoiding this area completely. police tell us there's a crash shutting down completely bay front drive, aka u.s. 41 in the area of sellbee gardens. that's an area to completely stay clear of. here's an area to give yourself a few extra minutes out the door if you have to head that way. northbound near state road 70, a
we'll get back towards the memorial highway area, southbound veterans expressway where we're still waiting for those lanes to clear following a crash close to the airport. center lane is still blocked. pretty jammed up basically from 275 all the way back to hillsborough and now we start to see the delays creeping back to gunn highway. not quite there yet but it is looking pretty slow. avoid or plan extra time if you can. don't forget, this is still blocked off in polk county. state road 60 complete shutdown after a semi involved crash. no serious injuries 630. heavy, heavy delays unfortunately. no good work arounds. >>russell: it is a big night for a former buc. the player going into the ring of honor. >>laura: and a fantastic finish to the world series. have you seen it? last game has a bay area connection. alcides segui is covering that story for us. good morning. >>reporter: good morning to you, laura and russell. lovable losers no more.
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((russell/take vo)) tampa bay is sharing in the cubs' big worl >>russell: welcome. tampa bay is sharing in the cubs win this morning. outside of joe maddon's house on bayshore, this banner. congratulating maddon on his world series moment. if you didn't stay up to watch it, the cubs won it by beating the indians in game seven. it's the first time since 1985 that a team has come back from a series. >>laura: and former tampa bay ray was crucial in this win. in fact, ben zobrist won the world series mvp. alcides segui is taking a look at the strong ties that maddon and zobrist still have to the area. >>reporter: good morning to you, laura. you talk about those ties and you see that banner outside of joe maddon's house and it just
here in the bay area. yeah, it's a four by four sign. it has a big w on it. it has a picture of joe maddon with his beard and glasses. it talks about the 108-year -- the fact they haven't won a world series in 108 years and it talks about the billy goat, curse of the billy goat. a lot of people remember joe maddon here. he's a great him no doubt here. he still has a restaurant located here in south tampa. let's talk about ben zobrist as well. a lot of people remember him in tampa bay. he was the utility player, the player that did just about whatever the rays needed him to do. and that's what happened last night for the kansas city royals. and the top of the 10th inning of game seven of the world series facing two strikes, the potential go ahead run on second
down the third baseline, giving the cubs the lead and winning the world series. back when zobrist was a ray several years ago, he visited frontier elementary in clearwater. students got a chance to ask him what it was like to be a professional baseball player. zobrist took pictures and left the impression on kids. johnson is waking up tired this morning. he was a little late watching last night's game. but he can what it was like to talk to ben zobrist and just be with him at that time. listen in. >> he also like went through the school like just high fiving all the kids and then like at the end of everything, he was able to give my class a bunch of prizes like rays memorabilia, gorilla plush toy. yeah. >>russell: what did it feel like
the 10th inning? >> it was just amazing. >>reporter: i'll bet you a lot of fans feel the same exact way. a lot of ben zobrist fans, joe maddon fans couldn't be happier that the chicago cubs are officially world series champions and i was watching live coverage, fox 32 in chicago, there's still they'll be partying throughout the week into possibly tomorrow where there's a chance the parade will be tomorrow as well. they're talking about making the parade on friday because there's an ownership meeting on monday so they're trying to move up the parade route. we'll see how it all move -- works out. >>laura: you want to keep the fanfare rolling. don't separate it.
monday. we lost him. he's frozen in time. >>russell: he's frozen. looked like he was going to say something and then he's just frozen. >>laura: chicago cubs are back home in the windy city. this is new video of the team home on the bus. anthony rizzo carried the world series trophy off the bus and there were a lot of fans there to greet the team and celebrate the fantastic world series win. this will give you some idea of what things were like back in 1908. only 14% of homes 8% had a telephone. there were only 8,000 cars on the road in the country and the speed limit in most places was 10 miles an hour. average wage was 22 cents an hour and 90% of all doctors had no college education. >>russell: really? >>laura: yeah. >>russell: that last one is a stunner, isn't it? >>laura: and we reported earlier the wright brothers were just trying to figure out if their
work across country or something like that. >>laura: it's been a long time. what a way to win for them, too. there are a lot of cleveland fans. to win in overtime like that, you know what a worthy adversary they were in that series. >>russell: all right. let's talk about our bucs. bucs play the falcons in prime time tonight at raymond james. they beat them back in week one. the bucs are coming off a heartbreaking loss in overtime to the raiders on sunday. gave up more than 600 yards in they have to do better than that tonight. falcons have one of the best offenses in the nfl. >>laura: john lynch will lead the team on the field tonight. that's not the only reason he'll be there. he's set to be inducted into the bucs ring of honor at half-time. he won a super bowl with the bucs. >>russell: and our lightning at home tonight after a six game road trip. they're going to be playing the bruins there. now we know.
>>walter: now we know. >>russell: walter is at amalie. what makes amalie arena a one tank trip, my friend? >>walter: there's a lot about amalie arena we don't know. still that i don't know. one of the things is how they turn this place around with huge musical acts the night before. you mentioned they have the lightning game tonight. well, all night and into this morning, they're cleaning it up, getting it ready for tonight's game because if you remember, stevie night. her trailers high tailed it out of here about four hours ago so they had the insulated panels over the ice and then they pulled those up and getting the ice ready to go. so what makes this an interesting one tank trip is that there's so many different facets to the arena and to the hockey games and all the different events that go on here that there is a lot to learn and you can do that by doing tours or watch the one tank trip. speaking of trip, trip is
when you're talking about the tours that you guys give, this is obviously a popular spot. you have the organ up here. what is it in folks walking around amalie? >> we get a lot of people that come from out of town as well that just want to see the venue so we do the tours 3 1/2 hours before every game and we tour every spot in the building. this is one of the favorites where we get to bring people up to the perch here where the organ is. pictures. it's a cool view of the ice and we point out different things in the building. tesla coils, viewing corridors in the building. it doesn't matter what ticket you have, you can stand down stairs or down here by the organ and watch the cool stuff going on during the game. >>walter: amalie is unique when it comes to the fan experience, the tesla coils, the organ. what are people most surprised at? >> i think most people are
staff. i mean, we focus a lot on the guest experience and we want everybody to have a great time when they come into the building because we want them to come back. that's the business for us. to have the great guest experience for the fans coming in and then some of the return fans that come back every year to come visit, those fans are just as important as the season ticket members. it's all important, tourism >>walter: don't go anywhere. continuing on, we're going to go to another place. did you know that they grow their own vegetables? they have a hydroponic garden. we'll take a look at that and we'll get a closer look at that guy that's been racing around the ice. the zamboni. i hope you guys keep it right here. >>laura: they've done a great job with that. see you then. it is 7:42 now.
year which means for kids and for parents, the drama of homework every single night. it can cause a lot of stress, too, right? a lot of late nights, a lot of tears sometimes. we're here to help you out. we have julie sparks who is a second grid teacher from pinecrest elementary with us this morning. thanks for being with us. >> good morning. thank you for having me. >>laura: we're glad to have you. a little hooky this cool this morning. homework is a big issue. we seem to have more than that of late. let's beginit question that every parent wants to know. how much homework should our kids have every night? we're talking about elementary schoolers. >> yes. a great question. our k through two students will have about 30 minutes. definitely it could be less and our three through five students could have maybe 30 to 45 minutes. we really want students having meaningful practice and we don't want it to be something that overwhelms them but is truly
them in excelling in their academic areas. >>laura: and maybe this is for an older group but even in second and third grade, it took us longer than 30 or 45 minutes to get the homework done. what do you suggest to the parents working 2 1/2 hours to get the homework done? >> you know, this is really going to be dependent upon the child and what their energy levels are. when they come home from school, if they energy pinned up in them, maybe it would be best for them to be able to have a little bit of play time. if they come home and seem tired or groggy, maybe a snack and then getting into homework. i think what's important is to just really pay attention to your child's energy levels and how they're doing that day and then create -- just have a conversation about making a plan about what the homework is and
>>laura: when you get home, take a look at what you've got so you have an idea out of the gate. sometimes it's harder. you come home, have groeshys in hand, start dinner. where is the best place to do homework? do you think in a central area or maybe in their room? where do you suggest? >> right. you know, as an educator and mom myself, i know that it is. it's very challenging. but one thing the homework does give it gives us the opportunity to establish that level of learning and knowing. and how wonderful of an opportunity is that for us to do for our children? so even in the midst of busyness, just making sure that our students, our children know that they can have a quiet area without disturbances to do their homework is important. and many of our students have younger siblings and i know just read an article in scholastic
children complain about is noise and disturbances so really making sure that we talk to our children and let them know that -- where their work time is going to be so that they're comfortable. >>laura: all right. quickly because we're running out of time but i do want to ask you, what about kids that get frustrated? they can sometimes get whiney very quickly. do we crack down on them or sit down with them and try and walk them through it? >> well, i think that's such important question. but generally if students are rushing through work, it could be because they do feel challenged by it and sitting down and having a conversation with them and asking them some questions. and always encourage children to -- if they're hitting a challenge or if they don't understand something to flag areas and to form questions. they're going to help them have that conversation with their teacher the next day because their classroom teachers care
the purpose of homework is meant to grow them. >>laura: right. not frustrate them even further. i don't know if it will get easier being a parent but it is good advice and we'll stay with the subject the next couple of days, too. i think it's important to talk about. we'll leave it there. have a good rest of the day. >> thank you. >>laura: and remember, it's ask a lawyer day here at fox 13. our panel will be taking your calls until 9:30. it's free legal advice and the numbers will be at the bottom
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>> we want to start with a check of the traffic here. i showed you a crash with lane blocks northbound 275 in the area of 54th avenue north. it's going to be north of the 54th exit. you can see at this point, it's now on the shoulder. we can start to see the travel times get back more towards the normal range but that would probably take several more minutes. meantime, we're still heavily congested from this point back to the downtown st. pete area. it's from the 175 exit over the howard frankland bridge. plan accordingly, whether that means you may want to take an alternate route or take extra time see the lanes are no longer blocked here. other points of our interstate, we have south 275 from bearss avenue and northbound 75, this also looks normal. i-4 westbound, can't complain too much. we usually see about 17 minutes or so to get from 75 to 275 this
veterans expressway. sounds like we're waiting for the center lane to clear after a crash reported near the airport area. it's running about 10 miles an hour through this stretch and solid delays are getting back to gunn highway slowly but surely. so we're seeing just under 40 minutes to get from the top to the bottom of the veterans expressway. so same as the crash i just showed you earlier in pinellas, whether that means avoiding the area or if you have a favorite work around, it's well that y it is slow through the area. i do want to remind drivers in tampa, this started yesterday. later in the morning but it's the detours we see, there's water main construction happening at columbus drive in north boulevard so eastbound and westbound detours are going to be in place all the way through saturday, 6:00 in the evening. plan extra time here. you'll be detoured on site. or if you have a good work around, avoid that area until those lanes are all clear. we'll get to dave. >>dave: every morning there is
just -- it just sticks out in terms of its gorgeousness over the others. this is the one right now. the john hopkins all children's hospital camera. i want you to see just how beautiful it is on this thursday morning. it's mild, moderate humidity, a couple of clouds mixed in but in general, that is a beautiful live picture for you. 66 degrees in lakeland. 67 in frost proof. st. petersburg and both still holding on to the 70-degree temperature. 69 in tampa. 63 in brooksville and ocala as well. so same start, same finish. maybe a couple of those little renegade across the state. but in general, nice afternoon warmth. we'll go back up to 85 degrees for a high today. tonight mostly clear, nice, upper 60s and we're going to hold this off until late
with moderate humidity and mostly sunny kiez and high temperature around 83 degrees. for boaters, winds will shift to the north later today. you'll have a light chop and there's the gorgeous weekend we have for you. still 80-degree highs, lower 60s for lows, especially for sunday morning and don't forget to turn those clocks back. charley belcher, my friend. how are you this morning? >>charley: forget never. it's my favorite weekend of the year on this shift, right? we gain an hour. >>dave: by birthday to your beautiful daughter. >>charley: thank you very much, dave o. 16 years old today. i can't believe it. i can't believe it. i can't believe how beautiful it is. i believe it. this is where we live. i don't live in this park. they would probably ask me to leave if i live here but we can visit any time we want to. downtown st. petersburg, it is a gorgeous morning and it will be a great weekend for the st. pete wine and food festival.
>> so far. >> so far. >>charley: it's stressful to put one of these events together. is this the second year? >> this is the second annual and we have a new event, though, tonight. it kicks off with taco and tequilla festival. tomorrow night is our craft beer festival and then our main event is the grand tastings on saturday and sunday. >>charley: actually kicked off last night with a wine tasting. how did that go? >> phenomenal. we had six courses, amazing food at the birchwood and raised money alliance. >> sold out a month in advance. that was great. >> we were really happy with that. >>charley: you can't ask for a more beautiful location. the weather is going to be perfect. i can only imagine how wonderful this is going to be. take me to it. tonight is tacos and tequilla fest. >> hosted by west mesa restaurant. so unlimited tacos, 24 tequillas, eight tequilla cocktails. it's going to be absolutely incredible and a smaller event in one of the tents so tickets
you can still get them today but they'll be more money at the door so get them online before. beer night st. pete, over 100 crafts beers. food from 15 restaurants and the difference here is unlike a lot of festivals in tampa bay, you pay just one price. you don't have to buy tickets for each taste. unlimited food, tastes of all the craft beer. i will be amazing. >>charley: and tons of restaurants and tastings and just more food than anybody could eat. >> i think we have 100 restaurants and once again, it's unlimited food. come in and enjoy it all. >>charley: you'll eat some good stuff and mouths will water. >>laura: fun weekend. thank you, charley. next tuesday could be a very long night and wednesday would be a very long morning, too, if this election is disputed. coming up next, we'll take a look at what could happen if the results are disputed. >>charley: and the heartbreaking
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