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time for the fox 13 eleven o'clock news... here are cynthia and chris! time for the fox 13 11 news. we follow the fallout from a bus to tragedy. >> a polk county ski employee accused of covering her tracks after this teenager was hit and killed. the right place at the right time. who fired the fatal shot that saved a deputy from an interstate brawl? if bucs, he would sit and wouldn't play, and i wouldn't rye new his contract either. >> a call to boycott the bucs over a player's political protest to sit during the national anthem. you're watching fox 13 and the 11:00 news starts now. we're starting with this. a polk county school district employee accused of a cover-up after a student was hit and killed trying to get to his bus
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road in lakeland. evan lambert is live now. evan, the superintendent is actually recommending that this employee be fired, right? >> reporter: that is right, chris. the school district says that employee lied to them saying that students didn't need to cross the road to get their to bus stop, and then they say she covered it up. 17-year-old george school student jayden kirk died cross the street in may. a polk county schools employee may lose their job over the fallout. district officials say brenda young, an area manager for transportation, lied to her bosses to cover for herself. she's accused of falsely telling supervisors kirk didn't have to cross the road to get to the bus. then young changed kirk's bus stop in a computer to support her story. the district says young admitted to changing the bus routes the
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did it to come up with a safer stop for opportunities and not to cover anything up. we went to young's home to get answers. >> are you a relative or mrs. young. >> it doesn't matter who i am. >> reporter: a woman to wam to the window would only speak to them there. at a vinyling jal after her son's death, she begged for change. >> fight. do not let in vain. >> since the county put up a streetlight in the area and students no longer have to cross the road to get on the bus. and that meeting where a decision will be made about young's employment starts tomorrow at 5:00. we are also expected to hear from kirk's family at that meeting. chris. >> evan, how about that streetlight you mentioned in that story? does that make much of a
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now? >> reporter: well, it's up, and the problem -- one of the problems was it was dark back when the incident originally happened, and that child was crossing the road. so that is making a change here, and especially the bus stop is no longer across the road for some students that live out here. that's another thing improved out of this tragedy. chris. >> evan lambert is live in lakeland. thanks. new at 11:00 tonight a section of i-75 in lee county is driver shot and killed a man fighting with a lee county deputy. d.o.t. cameras capture the aftermath of the shooting as part of the interstate became a crime scene. officials say deputy dean bartus was working a crash whether a suspect sped past on the shoulder and let to a high-speed chase that ended in an all-out brawl. the depp see says the suspect was armed and another driver with a concealed weapon permit stopped to help. that driver warned the suspect
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beating the deputy, when he didn't he shot him three times and that suspect died. the deputy was treated and released from the hospital. more outage over mike evans' anti-trump protest. he sat on the bench during the national anthem on sunday to protest trump's election. he did this on the day the team was honoring veterans scombh the sacrifices they made. josh cascio has reaction tonight at ray j. to tell you about it. do you think this is josh? >> reporter: absolutely. i expect to see even more of this kind of stuff as we go into the future. we talked to a lot of veterans who were incredibly upset by what mike evans did, and now one local lawmaker is actually protesting evans' protest. we you caught up with the state senator today. he posted on facebook that he won't step inside raymond james stadium again until evans apologizes or is off the team. he says mike evans needs to
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calling on fans to send evans a loud message by boycotting as well. he said that the protests during the national anthem and on a day the vets were being celebrated was disrespectful to the military, their families, and those who have fought and died for this country. listen. >> the young man makes $3.6 million a year, which is paid for we the people that buy the tickets to go to those and i think he owes us an apology, and i think they need to deal with this. >> reporter: now, the bucs, they released a statement today praising the work of the military and the sacrifice, but they also stand by evans' constitutional right to protest. several veterans we talked to said they really don't have a problem with his protesting, but they say doing it during the
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evans plans to keep this up despite the backlash, so cynthia, it looks like this story will keep on going. back to you. >> it sounds like it. thanks so much, josh cascio, at ray j. tonight. the protests that have swept through cities across the country continue in some places tonight. this is a look at seattle, washington where several hundred people have gathered to march in the streets tonight. earlier thousands of students from several schools walked out of their classrooms in seattle, losangeles and denver. many donald trump's comments about minorities. now, this is first time we've seen student marches since the election. while those protests continue, the transition to the trump presidency is moving along as well. the president-elect's team is busy going through resumes now. >> they filled two of the top jobs in the administration. tonight the associated press is reporting rudy jewel yawn that is trump's favorite to become secretary of state.
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nations he's considering an openly gay mane, richard grin nell. steve munch in and current head of the michigan republican party ron that mcdaniel, mitt romney's niece is floated. she would replace reince priebus celebritied as white house chief of staff. >> it's really running the operation to that the right people are getting in front of the president giving the president the right privately advising the president. >> trump has chosen former campaign ceo steve bannon as chief strategist and chief white house counsel. kellyanne conway cast bannon as part of the mainstream despite his former role with bright bart news. ben carson is eyed for possible
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security post. he walked back his plan for border-to-border frment. >> they're talking about a fence in the republican congress. would you accept a fence? >> for certain areas i would, but certain areas the wall is more appropriate. i'm very good at this. it's called construction. >> trump reiterated his softsened rhetoric during the campaign that not all illegal immigrants would be deported. dealers. >> after the border is secured, we make a determination on the people that you talk about. >> aides say one of the many congratulatory phone calms he got today was from russian president vladimir putin. she spoke for several minutes and aides say trump was looking forward to an enduring relationship with the russian leader and people of russia. >> president obama talked about trump's transition process at a press conference today. the president said trump's staff
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will go a long way in defining his presidency. the president did warn his successor to keep in check his penchant for making controversial comments. >> there are going to be certain elements of his temperament that will not serve him well unless he recognizes them and corrects them, because when you're a candidate and you say something that controversial, it has less impact than it does when you're president of the united states. >> president obama is asking the protesters to give trump a chance, and he says that trump's statements on election night about the need for unity are encouraging. coming up, it's a one-two punch against a much criticized county board. >> we find out now who wants hillsborough's transportation commission gone for good, and the new legal battle it's in
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plus. if you have something offensive on your uniform, you're going to offend customers, and customers pay the bills. >> a button on a uniform disrupts the flight. the backlash over what that flight attendant was wearing. paul, i guess we need to see nice pictures of the super moon. >> absolutely. there's clouds and rain on
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spirit airlines has disciplined a flight attendant for the button she spirit airlines disciplined this flight attendant for button she wore to work. that picture shows a button wearing black lives matter white supremacists kill. that message didn't go over well with one passenger. >> that passenger was thrown off the flight after he questioned the flight attendant about the button. fox 13's evan axleelbank is at t.i.a. to explain it. >> they had a heated
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escorted off the plane. this is a pictur the passenger snapped the flight taen ant wearing a button that says black lives matter, white supremacists kill. when he said all lives matter to her, she said that she disagreed but that she couldn't talk politics on duty. ultimately she made him delight the picture and intrumented the safety demonstration for the pilot to bring the plane back to the game. he was able to recover the picture after del he then sent it to us. the passenger, robert coyle of houston, was ejected from the flight. >> no company should allow that to happen unless they're willing to accept the consequences for that happening. if you have something offensive on your uniform, you're going to offend customers, and customers pay the bills. >> spirit passed no judgment on the content of the flight attendant's button beyond that it broke their uniform policy. they said their employees have a wide range of personal views,
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their ability to provide a positive customer experience while they are on duty. the passengers says that he will absolutely fly spirit again. he is headed back to houston on the same flight number tomorrow afternoon, but he says he's been told that it is going to be a different crew staffing that flight. at tampa international, evan axelbank, fox 13 news. >> thanks. just when we thought the war was over between ride-share services and commission, apparently it's not. the ptc is now facing a lawsuit, and the plaintiff is not uber or lyft. instead it's a tampa-based company called drive society. it says the agreement that the ptc approved last week puts other competitors athe a disadvantage, like drive society, which is also afternoon outbased service. the agreement that the ptc reached says that uber and lyft can operate without having to fingerprint their drivers.
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check, but several taxicab and limousine companies that expressed interest in operating like a ride-share have joined that lawsuit. in the meantime the former chairman of the ptc is taking this fight further. he wants the agency gone entirely. county commissioner victor chris stepped down from the board last week. now he calls on the state senator to help abolish the ptc. he says it's too bureaucratic and too slow to adjust to new technology county government. it might be too cloudy for us to see it, but across the country people get their last look for now at the skaultd su super it was brought closer to earth making it appear 14% bigger and 30% brighter. it hit its peak early this morning. the super moon is the biggest and brightest in 70 years, and we won't see it again for at least another 18 years.
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love that picture. >> wow. >> that reminds me of e.t. remember e.t. when he was pedaling on the bike across the moon? >> absolutely. who can forget? beautiful, yeah. i'm envious of all the pictures on social media of people's super moon photos and we have clouds here. >> we just imagine what it looks like outside right now. >> sometimes you can see it. it's so bright it's kind of -- you can see it opaquely through the clouds. >> a little bit tonight. last night was pretty bay, but tonight it's tough when you get clouds and rain. you don't see much at all. this was the sky today, and today really didn't have a winter feel today. not much sun, just kind of a low overcast coming in from the gulf. temperatures in some places today like new port richey stayed in the 60s all day. i mean, that's cooler than a nighttime lows have been. look at this. here we go.
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it was below average. we broke the streak of 19 straight days with temperatures above average. today way below average. the average high is 78. we only hit 73, and i think there will be additional days below average in the week or two ahead as another significant cold front heads our way this upcoming weekend. developing sunshine tomorrow will put our temperatures near average, but in this zone here, from sunday maybe all the blue as a big trough moves in along the east coast. today lots of low clouds, and tonight there's a hint of maybe a few breaks in the overcast showing up in our northern counties where you may see super moon action tonight and then the rain goes away later tonight and then sunshine slowly develops from northwest to southeast. a little light rain. it's in pinellas, and it's moving into coastal manatee
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a couple little showers near sun city center. this is not adding up to much. was driving back to work from my dinner break. it rained enough where occasionally you had the intermittent wipers on. that's about it, and barely enough to wet the ground at all. right now we've got 50s and 60s around tampa bay under mostly cloudy skies. a dew point is under 60, and it's dry and air temperature is 65 and winds are light north at 3. just a weak cold front sliding high pressure is slowing building in behind that front to clear us up. then we kind of stay high and dry all the way into the upper coming weekend. no rile cold air around the country yet. it will change in a week or so. chicago is 45, and new york city has some rain near by and 58, raleigh is 50, and columbia, south carolina is 46. you know, the incredible drought in the south continues. this is computer model output
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monday at 1 # 1:00, which is a week from now, and rainfall is zero. none in macon, 0.05 in charlotte and 0.01 in atlanta and maybe a quarter-inch in birmingham. wildfires still raging in western north carolina and no relief in sight. tonight we're in the 50s and 60s and tomorrow morn sunshine and high temperatures in the hid mid-70 in from the northwest just kind of sits and slowly camps over the southeast. weather looks really good. we need rain, too, but i don't see much in the horizon for the next seven to ten days at least. this is on average november is our driest month. lots of clouds, couple lingering sprinkles tonight down to 60. developing sunshine and turning pretty nice tomorrow, and we're back in the mid-70s, and wednesday looks outstanding.
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then on the seven-day look at day seven. we'll fine-tune this, but maybe cold air coming our way at least for us with 65 for a high and 50ish for a low. back to you. >> all right. thank you, paul. if you thought you had a case of mondays, well, at least you weren't dealing with this. >> this is a bad start to the day. look at that. this is a local driver who found himself in a whole lot of trouble. thank you for producer, jessie, for that lovely p we talk to him. we'll map out the sudden big changes in state and national politics and kick off a brand-new rournd of our game show segment political squares this time with former bucs great
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how's this for a maddening commute? how about this for a maddens commute? a citrus county man's road beneath him disappeared and drove into the hole. in was swallowed on truman boulevard in beverly hills this morning. a saw this this morning. county ofirnls say an underground water main break caused the boulevard to flood and it expanded and created a sing sinkhole that swallow this had hyundai into the massive hole there. in a matter of minutes the car was gone as you see there pretty
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there. the driver got out of his car and got to safety quickly. >> he car started to lean forward, and i -- some water started to come up through the floorboard and the side of the door. i was like, oh, my god. this is happening right now. >> a hyundai is what he was driving i was told. i knew that. sometimes the words come out wrong. they say the water main break there was caused by -- actually the water main break sinkhole. this was not a sinkhole that formed as they do sometimes. neighbors say the hole has been filled and the boulevard has re-opened. >> he had a really bad monday, okay? hey, construction crews are about to get to work on the new st. pete pier soon. demolition wrapped up last month, and now they hope to start the work in march or april. we have the renderings here for the new pier. the schematics are almost done.
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pier's approach. it's a $70 million project, but design teams are still working out kinks. >> for example, we would like a more robust splash pad with additional features. we may or may not have. we'll have a splash pad and how big and how many jets and hoe robust it is, we don't know that yet. those are some of the types of things that are being just refined. >> design teams presenting their final plans to the city council next month. scott. >> fun times. we're down in st. pete earlier today. the bucs fan get the experience of victory on monday. i hit the streets of st. pete to talk to fans about the game. actually, i was able to invite myself to sit down alongside this lovely couple as they sat down for lunch. he was eating fish and chips and she was eating a cuban sandwich. how the bucs and bears fans are
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bucs fans have bucs fans have endured a rough couple of weeks where many have tempted to hit the panic button or the apathy button. so sunday's win was a sweet relief, a dominant wine in all phases and at home no less. i took a today in st. pete to talk to fans about the big win upon further review. >> first thing's first. what kind of delicious cake was that? >> it was a cheesecake with a brownie on top. everything homemade. >> are you guys going to finish that? >> bradley mcdougall went to my high school in ohio. he got the fumble. it was amazing. >> if they make the playoffs,


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